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Hengeler Mueller was lead counsel to the Chicago-based Filtration Group on its acquisition of the industrial filtration business of the MAHLE Group with Wolf Theiss advising on Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech law aspects of the transaction. Slaughter & May advised in the UK, Paul Hastings in United States, Fangda in China, Bredin Prat in France, and Mori Hamada in Japan.

Randa Havel Legal has advised the shareholders of the HSI spol. s r.o. and Enlogit s.r.o. technology companies to Unicorn Systems a.s. and Servodata a.s., respectively. Unicorn Systems was advised by the Simane law office, and Servodata was advised by the Law Office Chamrad - Lausmanova.

CMS has advised MOL Plc. (“MOL”), the integrated international oil and gas company headquartered in Budapest, on a EUR 615 million revolving credit facility provided by a group of ten banks. Dentons advised the banks on the facility, which was coordinated by BNP Paribas and Erste Group Bank AG, with Erste Group Bank AG acting as the Facility Agent.

BBH has announced that is has acted as advisor to Allianz Pojistovna, a.s. in connection with its merger with two Wustenrot insurance companies (Wustenrot Pojistovna, a.s. and Wustenrot, Zivotni Pojistovna, a.s.) with the two Wustenrot entities being merged into Allianz Pojistovna. According to BBH, this is the first-ever merger of three insurance companies in the Czech Republic.

Zdenek Tomicek, Partner in the Czech office of CEE Attorneys, turned first to the intended amendment to the Execution Procedure Act proposed by the Czech Ministry of Justice, which could oblige creditors to provide monetary guarantees of costs of the Court Executor in the proceedings — which would then be forfeited if execution turned out to be impossible.

Four firms in Central and Eastern European — Pepa & Dobre from Romania, JebwabnyLegal from Poland, Krutak & Partners from Czech Republic, and DKKR Partners from Hungary – have joined forces to create Arcliffe, which they describe as "a premiere legal practice in CEE.” Together, the firm claims 40 lawyers, including 18 partners.

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