On August 25th, 2016, CEELM reported that Shell Exploration & Production Ukraine Investments (IV) B.V. was represented by Vasil Kisil & Partners in a dispute over the Ukrainian tax authorities' refusal to grant over UAH 5 million as an automatic VAT refund. We reached out to Viktor Kachurenko, Legal Counsel at Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production I, LLC, for more information.
On September 5th, 2016, CEELM reported that Axon Partners had assisted Ukraine’s state-owned ProZorro public procurement electronic system in Ukraine on its transformation into an IT company. As the in-house legal team of ProZorro was not involved in the matter, we asked Director Nadia Bigun to answer several questions about the matter.
On July 15, 2016, CEELM reported that Primus represented the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) in an arbitration with a football club and its players involving sanctions the LFF had imposed following match-fixing-related investigations before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We reached out to the President of the Lithuanian Football Federation Edvinas Eimontas to get his insight into the matter.
On August 22, 2016, CEELM reported that Raidla Ellex had advised fintech company DataMe OU on the creation of a new credit register in Estonia. The co-founder and CEO of DataMe, Marko Vaik, agreed to answer our questions on the subject.
On August 8, 2016, CEELM reported that Sorainen had represented the Bauskas Dzive newspaper in a dispute with the Iecava Regional Council in Latvia on a pro bono basis. We asked Anita Rozentale, the CEO and Chief Editor of Bauskas Dzive, to eleborate on the procedings.
On August 8, 2016, CEE Legal Matters reported that ODI had advised Elektroservisi — which builds, reconstructs, and services electrical power systems and facilities and is closely connected to Elektro Ljubljana — on a EUR 12 million out-of-court restructuring with BAMC/DUTB and Banka Sparkassa. We reached out to Klemen Bostjancic, the Director of BRIO svetovalni center, the financial advisor to Elektroservisi on the matter, for more information.
On July 21, 2016 CEELM reported that Fort had represented credit bureau UAB Creditinfo in a case before the Supreme Administrative Court involving the legality of using data published on Facebook to assess the creditworthiness of those who publish it. Creditinfo — which doesn’t have an in-house legal team — was advised by lawyer Anatolijus Kisielis, who we reached out to for comment.
On July 18, 2016, CEELM reported that JSK advised Ashok Leyland UEA on the ownership transfer of truck manufacturer Ashok Leyland Motors to the Czechoslovak Group.
In December 2014 CEE Equity Partners Limited acquired a majority stake in BKF University of Applied Sciences, a private higher education business in Hungary.
White & Case advised them in the transaction. The White & Case team in Budapest that advised CEEEP was led by Partner Edward Keller and included Partner Rob Irving and Associates Zita Albert, Balazs Varszeghi, and Akos Mates-Lanyi.
We reached out to Judith Gliniecki, the General Counsel at CEE Equity Partners, with several questions about the deal.