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Date closed Firms Involved Deal/Litigation Description Deal/Dispute Value Country/Countries Industry Practice Area(s) Client (s)
12/2/15 Gugushed & Partners Gugushed & Partners advised the borrower Victoria Group VM JSC on a credit facility agreement with lendor Investbank AD and acquisition of Kempinski Hotel Sofia. EUR 50 million Bulgaria Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Banking/Finance Victoria Group VM JSC
12/2/15 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Mamic, Peric, Reberski, Rimac Law Firm Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Zagreb Stock Exchange on the November 26, 2015 Share Subscription Agreement it entered into with the EBRD. The Mamic, Peric, Reberski, Rimac Law Firm advised the EBRD. N/A Croatia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Zagreb Stock Exchange; EBRD
12/2/15 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the collapsed commercial bank Snoras on the sale of its loan portfolio to UAB Baltijos Kredito Sprendimai. The acquisition of the loan portfolio will be financed by an international investor consortium consisting of Luxembourg-based investment funds and Deutsche Bank AG, which was advised by Cobalt's Lithuanian office. EUR 169.7 million Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Deutsche Bank ; Snoras
12/2/15 Cobalt Cobalt assisted Hoegh LNG, a major Norwegian provider of maritime LNG transportation and regasification services, and its Lithuanian subsidiary UAB Hoegh LNG Klaipeda, in legal matters related to smooth start-up of LNG terminal project, including the negotiation of the premises lease agreement in Klaipeda. EUR 128 million Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Hoegh LNG
12/2/15 CMS; Gateley CMS advised Amica Wronki S.A. on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of The CDA Group Limited from its shareholders. The shareholders - three individuals - were represented by the Gateley law firm. EUR 34.4 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Amica Wronki S.A.; The CDA Group Limited
12/2/15 YUST Russia's YUST law firm successfully persuaded Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that an unnamed company was unfairly competing against its client, the Slavyanka Confectionery Plant, by copying its labels and product appearance. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Slavyanka Confectionery Plant
12/2/15 Hassans; Kavcic, Rogl and Bracun; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised the HM Government of Gibraltar on Slovenian law aspects of the acquisition of the remaining stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar's incumbent mobile operator, from Telekom Slovenije d.d., the Slovenian incumbent telecommunications operator. Telekom Slovenije d.d. held 50 % share in Gibtelecom. With the completion of the purchase Gibtelecome became 100 % owned by the HM Government of Gibraltar. Hassans advised on Gibraltar law aspects of the purchase. Kavcic, Rogl and Bracun advised Telekom Slovenije. EUR 50 million Slovenia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A HM Government of Gibraltar; Telekom Slovenije d.d.
12/2/15 Aequo Aequo advised MTS on the extension of its strategic partner market agreement with Vodafone and the expansion of its scope in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A MTS
12/3/15 Fiebinger Polak Leon Fiebinger Polak Leon oversaw the Austrian elements of the German industrial group ADCURAM's acquisition of the building components division of the Haas Group. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A ADCURAM; Haas Group
12/3/15 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy successfully defended Samsung Electronics Polska in proceedings before the President of the Polish Competition Authority regarding a misleading advertisement and in appeal proceedings before the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and the Court of Appeal against the PCA's decision concerning an infringement of collective consumer interests. N/A Poland TMT Competition Samsung
12/3/15 Clifford Chance; Gessel Gessel advised Danwood SA on new term loans it obtained from Bank Pekao SA. Bank Pekao was advised by Clifford Chance. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Danwood SA; Bank Pekao
12/3/15 CMS CMS advised Honeywell Life Safety SRL in the acquisition of several plots of land next to its existing factory in Lugoj. N/A Romania TMT Real Estate/Construction Honeywell
12/3/15 Jankovic Popovic & Mitic JPM advised Delta Holding and Delta Sport on the sale of buildings in Belgrade to Banca Intesa Beograd. N/A Serbia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Banca Intesa Beograd; Delta Holding; Delta Sport
12/3/15 Aequo; Engarde Aequo supported Shell in developing its case under Ukrainian law regarding a force-majeure defense in a gas supply contract with Ukrgazvydobutok (a Ukrainian private gas supplier). Shell was eventually able to negotiate a very reasonable break-fee and settle the contractual claims with Ukrgazvydobutok, using force-majeure legal arguments. Engarde acted as local legal counsel to Ukrgazvydobutok. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Ukrgazvydobutok; Shell
12/3/15 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar represented UIA in a chain of disputes brought to the courts by Boryspil International Airport. On 24 November 2014 the Kiev City Commercial Court fully dismissed the claim to UIA to collect debt for non-contractual ground handling services, supposedly provided by the claimant. The courts also decided not to uphold the claim to oblige UIA to enter into an additional agreement to the ground handling services agreement with Boryspil Airport. On December 3, 2014 The Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine confirmed the execution of the agreement in UIA's version and kept in force previous decisions of courts of other instances. USD 30 million Ukraine Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution Boryspil International Airport; Ukraine International Airlines
12/4/15 Jones Day; Schoenherr; Taylor Wessing; Wolf Theiss Taylor Wessing Vienna advised the shareholders of Austria's K+K Hotel Group on the sale of its holding and operating companies to a joint venture of Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels. The buyers were advised by Jones Day (London office) as lead counsel, with Schoenherr advising on matters of Austrian law. Wolf Theiss advised Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels on non-Austrian elements of the joint acquisition. N/A Austria Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Goldman Sachs; Highgate Hotels; K+K Hotel Group
12/4/15 Graf & Pitkowitz Graf & Pitkowitz advised the Lukoil Lubricants Group on the merger of its holding company in Amsterdam with Lukoil Lubricants International Holding GmbH in Vienna. N/A Austria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lukoil Lubricants Group
12/4/15 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus acted as local counsel for the International Finance Corporation on the extension of a loan to the Alutech Group of Companies. EUR 15 million Belarus Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance International Finance Corporation (IFC)
12/4/15 Sorainen; Varul Sorainen Estonia advised Olympic Casino Eesti on its acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Estonian casino operator MC Kasiinod and its fully-owned subsidiary Oma & Hea from AS Alexela Entertainment. Varul advised MC Kasiinod on the deal. N/A Estonia Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Olympic Casino Eesti; AS Alexela Entertainment
12/4/15 Allen & Overy; Dentons Dentons advised Polish energy giant Tauron Polska Energia S.A. on a bond issue. Allen & Overy advised Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Caixabank S.A. (Spolka Akcyjna) Oddzial w Polsce, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Oddzial w Polsce, ING Bank Slaski S.A., and PKO BP S.A. on the matter. EUR 8.7 billion Poland Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Tauron Polska Energia S.A.; Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) S.A.; Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.; Caixabank S.A. (Spolka Akcyjna) Oddzial w Polsce; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Oddzial w Polsce; ING Bank Slaski S.A.; PKO BP S.A. on the matter.
12/4/15 Jus Aurem The Jus Aureum law firm persuaded the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow to levy a penalty against a company that had not satisfied its debt to firm client Sovinteravtoservis. RUB 100,000 Russia Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery Sovinteravtoservis
12/4/15 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. in connection with a secured pre-export revolving loan facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group. USD 100 million Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance ING Bank
12/7/15 Gleiss Lutz; Greenberg Traurig; Allen & Overy Gleiss Lutz and Greenberg Traurig advised Luxembourg-based Atlantik S.A., an indirect controlling shareholder of Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A., on the Pfleiderer Group's corporate reorganization and on Pfleiderer Grajewo's share capital increase to finance it. Allen & Overy advised Commerzbank International S.A. as the agent and the Luxembourg branch of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft as security agent of the lenders of Atlantik S.A. EUR 172.7 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Atlantik S.A.; Commerzbank
12/7/15 K&L Gates; Kochanski Zieba Partners K&L Gates represented the Polish state on an ICSID Additional Facility Arbitration related to a claims that it had acted with bias in improperly levying taxes and sanctions on the claimant's company. Kochanski Zieba & Partners represented the claimants - Vincent J. Ryan, Schooner Capital LLC, and Atlantic Investment Partners LLP. N/A Poland Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Vincent J. Ryan; Schooner Capital LLC; Atlantic Investment Partners LLP; Polish State
12/7/15 Dentons Dentons advised BGZ BNP Paribas in connection with two loans granted to Asbud Centrum in order to finance the purchase of two pieces of real estate. PLN 54.75 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Real Estate/Construction; Banking/Finance BGZ BNP Paribas
12/7/15 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group successfully challenged the cadastral evaluation of the premises of the Central Children's Store. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction N/A
12/7/15 Moral Law Firm Moral Law Firm advised Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatirimlari ve Uretim A.S.on its acquisition of 99.95% of an unidentified Ankara-based Turkish energy company. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatirimlari ve Uretim
12/7/15 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to Avangardco Investments Public Limited on the restructuring of its outstanding Eurobonds. USD 200 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Avangardco Investments Public Limited
12/8/15 Brand Rechtsanwalte; Clifford Chance; Lawentus; Bock Fuchs Nonhoff Rechtsanwalte Clifford Chance advised CACEIS Bank Deutschland GmbH on the sale of an office building on Brehmstrasse, in Vienna, to the Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH. Brand Rechtsanwalte advised CACEIS on Austrian law matters. Warburg-HUH was advised by Lawentus, with Bock Fuchs Nonhoff Rechtsanwalte advising on Austrian law matters. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH; CACEIS Bank Deutschland GmbH
12/8/15 Allen & Overy; Boyanov; Shearman & Sterling; Spasov & Bratanov Allen & Overy, working with Spasov & Bratanov, advised Alpha Bank A.E. on the acquisition of its Bulgarian Branch by Eurobank Egasias S.A.'s subsidiary in Bulgaria. Shearman & Sterling and Boyanov acted for Eurobank. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Eurobank Bulgaria AD; Alpha Bank A.E.
12/8/15 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised ECE European City Estates on the acquisition of buildings in the Czech cities of Prague, Olomouc, and Liberec from the Terranova group. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction ECE European City Estates; Terranova group
12/8/15 Vujacic The Vujacic law office advised the EBRD and KFW Ipex-Bank on due diligence performed in connection with a project financing of a wind farm in Krnovo, Montenegro. EUR 98 million Montenegro Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance EBRD; KFW Ipex-Bank
12/8/15 Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB assisted Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A., and its subsidiary Euronaft Trzebinia sp. z o.o., on the sale of railway assets to PKP Cargo S.A. and its group company PKP Cargotabor Uslugi sp. z o.o. Weil advised PKP Cargo on the transaction. EUR 62,5 million Poland Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A PKP Cargo S.A.; Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A.
12/8/15 DJBW; Gessel Gessel advised funds from Resource Partners on a majority buyout of shares from a group of former and current employees of Poland's Golpasz S.A. industrial feed manufacturer and supplier. Golpasz was advised by DJBW. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Resource Partners; Golpasz S.A.
12/8/15 KKLW The KKLW law firm represented the Gulermak heavy industry construction and contracting company in proceedings before the Polish National Chamber of Appeals in a case involving the public service contract for the construction of a second metro line in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure Gulermak
12/8/15 Pop & Partners; Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii Pop & Partners advised P3 on its lease of an 81,000 square meter logistics hub at the P3 Bucharest park to leading European retailer Carrefour. Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii advised Carrefour on the agreement. N/A Romania Logistics/Transportation Real Estate/Construction P3; Carrefour
12/8/15 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised J&T Finance Group on its EUR 150 million bond issue in Slovakia. EUR 150 million Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets J&T Finance Group
12/8/15 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on a diagnostic assessment and restructuring of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, a Ukrainian bank resolution agency. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance EBRD
12/9/15 Dentons Dentons advised on MNB's acquisition of 68.78% of the shares in the Budapest Stock Exchange. EUR 43 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Capital Markets MNB; Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG; CEE Stock Exchange Group AG
12/9/15 Kapolyi Law Firm; Monori Law The Kapolyi Law Firm advised private individual Tamas Gyorgy on his acquisition of 85.6 percent of shares in the Villanyi Szarsomlyo wine producer. The sellers were assisted by the Monori Law firm. EUR 7 million Hungary Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Tamas Gyorgy; Villanyi Szarsomlyo
12/9/15 Clifford Chance; Gide Loyrette Nouel Clifford Chance advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. on the financing of the purchase of 100% of shares of SMT Software Services from SMT S.A. by a subsidiary of Polish Enterprise Fund VII. Enterprise Investors was advised by Gide Loyrette Nouel. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.; SMT S.A.
12/9/15 Dentons; KKLW Dentons advised Bank Zachodni WBK, acting as lender in relation to a financing to a member of the Futureal Group. The KKLW firm advised the borrower. PLN 84 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Bank Zachodni WBK; Futureal Group
12/10/15 Aivar Pilv Law The Aivar Pilv Law Office successfully represented Madis Metsis, a former professor of the Technical University of Tallinn, and Ain Langel, the sole owner and member of board of the company Lanlab, in a criminal proceeding before the Estonian Supreme Court. N/A Estonia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; White Collar Crime Madis Metsis; Ain Langel
12/10/15 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised ING Bank on the informal and formal restructuring of Doprastav, a.s., a leading construction company. N/A Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Restructuring/Insolvency ING bank
12/11/15 Frotz Riedl; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised CTPartners Executive Search on its acquisition of the Austria-based Neumann group. The Viennese Frotz Riedl law firm advised the Neumann group. N/A Austria Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A CTPartners Executive Search; Neumann group
12/11/15 CMS CMS acted for Credit Agricole Consumer Finance bank and its French parent company on consecutive attempts regarding the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance QUAESTOR Ertekpaperkereskedelmi es Befektetesi Zrt.; CA Consumer Finance S.A.
12/12/15 Ashurst; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group on the successful placement of a subordinated bond (Tier 2) to institutional investors. The banking consortium was supported by Ashurst. Schoenherr advised the consortium on matters of Austrian law. USD 500 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Erste Group
12/12/15 Lakatos Koves & Partners; White & Case White & Case advised CEE Equity Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in BKF University of Applied Sciences, a private higher education business in Hungary. Lakatos Koves & Partners advised BKF. N/A Hungary Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity CEE Equity Partners Limited; BKF University of Applied Sciences
12/12/15 Noerr; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Wolf Theiss Noerr advised Norm on the takeover of the Lukoil petrol station network in Hungary and Slovakia. Noerr also assisted Norm with competition filings in the two countries. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the seller on Czech matters. Wolf Theiss represented Lukoil regarding corporate changes in the closing of the deal EUR 60 million Hungary; Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Norm; Lukoil
12/12/15 Linklaters Linklaters acted for Pan European Core Fund, one of the investment funds managed by CBRE Global Investors, on its acquisition of the Ideal Idea logistic complex - a 30,500 square meter property located near the Warsaw Chopin airport. The seller was BPH Real Estate Closed-End Fund 2, General Electric's real estate investment arm in Poland. N/A Poland REal Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Pan European Core Fund; BPH Real Estate Closed-End Fund 2
12/12/15 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig was legal counsel to Grupa LOTOS in a rights issue of 55 million new shares placed with the company's existing shareholders. PLN 995.5 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Grupa LOTOS
12/12/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported Khanty-Mansi Bank Otkrytie in successfully closing a second deal on the securitization of its mortgage portfolio. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Khanty-Mansi Bank Otkrytie
12/13/15 Noerr; Pepper Hamilton Noerr assisted Marlin Equity Partners in the indirect takeover of Asentinel International, as part of a broader transaction, involving the acquisition of the US Based mother company, a leading provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and complementary services. Pepper Hamilton acted as the lead advisor of Marlin Equity Partners N/A Romania Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Marlin Equity Partners; Asentinel International
12/14/15 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the media group ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG ) on the sale of the Czech affiliate of ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH, Merchandising Prague s.r.o. to its managing director. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Private Investor; ProSiebenSat.1Media AG
12/14/15 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Solera Holdings, Inc., the global leading provider of software and services for the automobile claims processing industry, on its acquisition of IBS Automotive s.r.o., a Czech and Slovak provider of vehicle valuation data. N/A Czech Republic Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Solera Holdings Inc.; Pelke, SE
12/14/15 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt counselled Alma Media Corporation upon the sale of the real estate website City24 to Estonian venture capital business KOHA Capital. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity KOHA Capital ; Alma Media Corporation
12/14/15 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar advised JS Insurance company Soyus-Agro-Polis on its acquisition of the insolvent bank PJSC Intercreditbank. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition JS INSURANCE COMPANY "SOYUS-AGRO-POLIS" ; JSC "INTERCREDITBANK"
12/15/15 Sorainen Sorainen advised Idea Bank on its acquisition of Azimut, a 9,000 square meter business center located in central Minsk. N/A Belarus Banking/Financial Services Real Estate/Construction; Banking/Finance Idea Bank
12/15/15 Gugushed & Partners Gugushed & Partners advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. on Bulgarian law elements of several amendments to a credit agreement. EUR 920 million Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Morgan Stanley Senior Funding; Inc.
12/15/15 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt advised technology investment fund Rubylight on its investment into Taxify. EUR 1.4 million Estonia TMT Banking/Finance; Private Equity Rubylight; Taxify
12/15/15 Kelemenis & Co. Kelemenis & Co. was awarded a service contract for the legal and tax support of the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources in the development of the Greek market for energy services N/A Greece Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
12/15/15 Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Abbott Laboratories on a cross- border acquisition of Veropharm, including its assets in Russia, Ukraine, and other jurisdictions. Bakes & McKenzie advised the sellers. USD 495 million (Global Deal Value) Russia; Ukraine Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Abbott Laboratories Inc.; Garden Hill
12/15/15 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised RC2 and GeoRock Holdings in relation to proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission in Serbia related to the alleged failure to make a mandatory takeover bid in relation to the acquisition of a 40% share in East Point Holdings Metals. N/A Serbia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A RC2 and GeoRock Holdings; East Point Holdings Metals; RC2 and GeoRock Holdings
12/15/15 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie advised Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim and Zorlu Ruzgar Enerjisi Elektrik Uretim, both part of the Zorlu Energy Group, on financing for two wind power plant projects in Turkey. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim; Zorlu Ruzgar Enerjisi Elektrik Uretim
12/15/15 Aequo; Roschier Aequo advised IK Investment Partners on competition compliance in Ukraine related to its acquisition of Evac (Finland). Roschier acted as an international advisor to IK Investments. N/A Ukraine Private Equity Competition IK Investment Partners
12/15/15 Aequo Aequo advised the Arricano Group on tax structuring of a real estate acquisition and operation in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Tax Arricano Group
12/15/15 Aequo Aequo advised Premium Sound Solutions Group, a leading international manufacturer of acoustic systems, on customs and tax matters related to the proper termination of the customs regime of inward processing on the customs territory of Ukraine, re-exportation of finished products from Ukraine, and return of production equipment to customers. The project also involved legal support of stopping production in Ukraine and termination of contractual relations with Ukrainian service providers and suppliers . N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Tax Premium Sound Solutions Group
12/15/15 Aequo Aequo represented Epicenter K in an alleged unfair competition case. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Competition Epicenter K (Ukraine's largst DIY retailer)
12/15/15 Aequo Aequo advised Fischer Sports on a new investment (via a capital increase) into the Group's Ukrainian subsidiary, Fischer Mukachevo LLC. N/A Ukraine Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fischer Sports
12/15/15 Aequo Aequo advised Vympel Communications on the sale of its minority stake in the telecommunication company S-Line, Ukraine. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Vympel Communications; Vympel Communications
12/15/15 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the EBRD on providing financing to Rokytne Sugar Plant for the construction of a biogas plant to promote renewable energy in Ukraine EUR 7.09 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance EBRD
12/15/15 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Empic Media & Fashion Group on the loan agreement with lenders to finance the issuance of bonds. USD 130 million Ukraine Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance Empik Media & Fashion Group
12/16/15 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss announced that it is advising the owners of the under-construction Huma Shopping Park, which will be located in the Simmering part of Vienna. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Huma Shopping Park
12/16/15 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Amstar, together with its local partner BBI Development, on negotiating and concluding a general contractor agreement regarding resumption of construction work on Zlota 44, a luxury residential building in Warsaw, with the project's previous general contractor INSO Sistemi Per Le Infrastructure Sociali. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Amstar; BBI Development;
12/16/15 PeliFilip; Schoenherr Schoenherr counseled the shareholders of Volksbank Romania on their sale of the bank to Romania's third-largest bank, Banca Transilvania, which was advised by PeliFilip. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Banca Transilvania; Volksbank
12/16/15 Biris Goran; DLA Piper Biris Goran assisted the shareholders of Comfert SRL in a complicated restructuring including bank negotiation and spin-off of real estate assets and sale of agrobusiness to Origin Enterprises PLC, which was advised by DLA Piper. N/A Romania Agribusiness Insolvency/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Comfert SRL
12/16/15 Asters Asters acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with a loan of up to EUR 8.5 million to the Farmak pharmaceutical company. EUR 8.5 million Ukraine Life Sciences Banking/Finance EBRD
12/17/15 Spilbridge Spilbridge represented Yelverton Investments before the European Court of Human Rights in a dispute against the Republic of Latvia in what the firm describes as -a helpful example to understand certain remnants of the Soviet system in the Latvian judicial system. N/A Latvia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Yelverton Investments; Republic of Latvia
12/17/15 Magnusson; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Jasna 26 and Libra Business Centre office buildings in Warsaw from Mermaid Properties, which had invested in and developed both projects. Magnusson advised Mermaid Properties on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Vienna Insurance Group; Mermaid Properties
12/17/15 Lesnodorski Slusarek LSW; Radwan-Rohrenschef Radwan-Rohrenschef represented Apple Film Production in a dispute with the Polish Film Art Institute over the financing of "Aftermath" movie. Lesnodorski Slusarek LSW acted as defendant's counsel. PLN 3 million Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; TMT Apple Film Production; Polish Film Art Institute (PISF)
12/17/15 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic secured a victory for Vojvodanska banka Novi Sad, a member of the National Bank of Greece Group, in a EUR 13.5 million dispute with Sojaprotein Becej, the largest soybean processor in Serbia. EUR 13.5 million Serbia Agribusiness Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery Vojvodanska banka; Sojaprotein Becej
12/17/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised Leonardo and Univermag Ukraina, a major business center and shopping mall in downtown Kyiv, across what it describes as "a spectrum of transactional and real estate matters." N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Leonardo and Univermag Ukraina
12/17/15 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with a new USD 25 million term loan facility for Nibulon, Ukraine's leading grain trader, logistic operator, and exporter. USD 25 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance EBRD
12/18/15 Kaufhold Ossola & Ass; Weber & Co.; White & Case Weber & Co. advised Erste Group Bank as arranger and structuring agent on the issuance of EUR 50 million fixed-income notes by a securitization company incorporated under Luxembourg law. White & Case offered legal advice to Erste Group on to German and English law. Kaufhold Ossola & Associates, Avocats acted as legal adviser as to Luxembourg law. EUR 50 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Erste Group
12/18/15 Borenius Borenius client and plaintiff Ramunas Karbauskis, chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, was on the losing end of a judgment in a claim he brought before the Vilnius City District Court, which ruled in favor of defendant Andius Kubilius. N/A Lithuania Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Ramunas Karbauskis; Andius Kubilius
12/18/15 Allen & Overy; Deloitte Legal Allen & Overy advised HB Reavis Group on the sale of the Aupark Kosice shopping centre and the Aupark Office Tower to New Europe Property Investments Plc (NEPI). Deloitte Legal advised the buyer EUR 165 million Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction NEPI; HB Reavis
12/18/15 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised International Investment Bank on a EUR 30 million financing for the Slovak rail freight car manufacturer Tatravagonka a.s. EUR 30 million Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance International Investment Bank
12/18/15 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova has persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine to uphold the June 12, 2014 decision of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal in support of the makers of the Flukold Plus cough and cold remedy, made by Nabros Pharma in India. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Ukrainian Social and Legal Movement: Democracy Through Law; Nabros Pharma
12/19/15 BWW Law & Tax BWW Law & Tax advised Ideal Idea Formand on the negotiation and conclusion of agreements for the lease of three modules in the Ideal Idea Park III office and warehouse center to Advantech Poland, a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial computers, medical devices, and firmware. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Ideal Idea Formand
12/19/15 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii The Swiss-based Goldbach Group announced that ownership of Godlbach Media Romania and Goldback Audience Romania has been transferred to the executive leadership of the two companies. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the management buyout. N/A Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Management of Godlbach Media Romania and Goldback Audience Romania; Goldbach Group
12/19/15 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers advised Rolls-Royce Holdings on Russian and Kazakh law matters in connection with the company's sale of its gas turbine and compressor business for GBP 785 million to Siemens. GBP 785 million Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Siemens; Rolls-Royce Holdings
12/19/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Absolut Bank on the successful completion of a unique securitization of mortgage assets, under which the senior bonds were rated as investment grade by international agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets Absolut Bank
12/22/15 Fort Fort announced that, following a constitutional complaint it drew up, the Constitutional Court of Latvia has determined that the binding regulations of the Riga City Council that stipulated administrative liability for making noise contradicted the Constitution of Latvia and were therefore null and void. N/A Latvia Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Litigation/Dispute Resolution IRIDEJA3; Riga City Council
12/23/15 Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) advised the Prosperus Real Estate Fund I on its acquisition of the North Star Office Building from MG Valda real estate company, which was advised by Sorainen. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Prosperus Real Estate Fund I; MG Baltic
12/24/15 Sorainen Sorainen acted as local counsel for International Personal Finance on its acquisition of the entire share capital of MCB Finance Group, including control over its subsidiaries in the Baltics. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A International Personal Finance; MCB Finance Group
12/24/15 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak SK&S advised UPS on its acquisition of shares in Poltraf, a pharmaceutical logistics company, from the Poland-based ORTIE investment fund. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A UPS; ORTIE investment fund
12/24/15 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Perma-Fix Medical on the capital increase and listing of its new shares on the NewConnect market, which constituted part of its reverse merger with CEE Opportunity Partners Poland. PLN 8.25 million Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Perma-Fix Medical
12/24/15 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners successfully defended the interests of Silski Tradytsiyi in a lawsuit against the State Ecological Inspection of the Poltava region of Ukraine. UAH 13 million Ukraine Agribusiness Litigation/Dispute Resolution Silski Tradytsiyi; State Ecological Inspection
12/26/15 Herbert Smith Freehills; Lakatos Koves & Partners; OST Legal On January 14, 2014, Russia and Hungary signed an agreement calling for cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy production. Herbert Smith Freehills, OST Legal, and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised on the matter. EUR 12.5 billion Hungary; Russia Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Russian State; Hungarian State
12/26/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported Sberbank on the inaugural securitization of mortgage assets. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets Sberbank
12/26/15 Integrites Integrites acted as legal advisor in trade financing for TopService, a large Russian company engaged in the import and wholesale of galvanic batteries for household and special purposes. N/A Russia Other Banking/Finance TopService
12/30/15 Sorainen Sorainen advised Manuli Rubber Industries on its launch of a joint venture in Belarus with Belarusian Steel Works and the Legmash Plant, under the auspices of the Belarusian Industry Ministry. N/A Belarus Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Manuli Rubber Industries
12/30/15 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP announced that the appeal of its victory in the National Appeal Chamber on behalf of a Polish-Spanish consortium in a waste collection dispute was dismissed. N/A Poland Waste Management Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure FB Serwis; Cespa Compania Espanola de Servicios Publicos Auxiliares
12/30/15 Gessel Gessel assisted Vigo System during the process of having its company shares admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Securities Exchange and their initial public offering, which consisted of newly issued shares as well as shares being sold by key shareholders of the company. N/A Poland TMT Capital Markets Vigo System
12/30/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Transammiak in a dispute with Minudobreniya. N/A Russia Agribusiness Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Minudobreniya; Transammiak
12/30/15 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners advised the Nadezhda Group, which operates in the liquefied petroleum and gas industry, on tax planning for the holding structure of the Group, as well as all legal and tax aspects of corporate restructuring and acquisition finance issues, aimed at obtaining finance from international finance institutions. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Tax Nadezhda Group
12/30/15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented Johnsons Controls Ukraine in a tax dispute initiated by the Ukrainian tax authorities. UAH 3 million Ukraine Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Ukrainian tax authorities; Johnsons Controls Ukraine
12/31/15 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Fitness World on its acquisition of the Condizione network of fitness clubs in Poland. N/A Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fitness World; Condizione
12/31/15 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds was instructed by Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Oczyszczania to represent it against accusations of bid rigging during a public tender for the waste management system in Warsaw. EUR 25 million Poland Waste Management PPP/Infrastructure Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Oczyszczania
12/31/15 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Emerson on public procurement and construction matters in Poland. The firm provided support for Emerson Process Management Power And Water Solutions in negotiating the contract with Rafako SPV for supply of industrial automation systems and electricity systems for the Jaworzno III Power Plant. EUR 61 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry PPP/Infrastructure Emerson
12/31/15 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised SoftwareMill on its transformation from a Limited Liability Company to a Limited Partnership, with the simultaneous establishment of the company's limited partner. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Tax SoftwareMill
1/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Euroclinicum, the Czech hospital-to-occupational healthcare group owned by Tuffieh Funds, in its acquisition of Czech arm of Medicover Group, one of the largest private medical facilities in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Euroclinicum; Oriens
1/1/16 CMS; PRK Partners CMS advised Standard Life Investments on the acquisition of Palac I.P. Pavlova 5, a multi-let office building located in the Prague city center. PRK Partners advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Standard Life Investments
1/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Galapagos S.A. and its subsidiaries- in connection with: (i) the issue by Galapagos S.A. of EUR 325 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2021 and EUR 200 million 5.375 percent senior secured fixed-rate notes due 2021; (ii) the issue by Galapagos Holding S.A. of EUR 250 million 7.000 percent senior notes due 2022; and (iii) up to EUR 475,000,000 senior multi-currency revolving and guarantee facilities. EUR 1.25 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland Retail/FMCG Capital Markets; Banking/Finance Galapagos S.A.
1/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt Cobalt counselled Alexela Varahalduse AS, the holding company of the management of Alexela Group, on its acquisition of 100% holding in Alexela Group. The transaction was financed by a syndicate of Swedbank and Nordea Estonia. N/A Estonia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Alexela Varahalduse AS
1/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt counselled Danfoss in the sale of majority holding in IT-company Proekspert to its Estonian management. Danfoss held 75.2% of the shares in the company, with the remaining shares already held by the employees who bought out the holding. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A IT-company Proekspert management; Danfoss
1/1/16 Borenius Cobalt advised Valinor Management regarding an investment into Bondora, an online loan service in which loans are funded directly by investors. EUR 4.5 million Estonia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Valinor Management
1/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised GTECH in a series of employment matters and draft template employment agreements for their hires in management positions. N/A Greece TMT Labor Law GTECH
1/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Reckitt Benckiser with respect to a three-year loan facility agreement, concluded with and in favor of a limited liability company, incorporated under the laws of Spain and seated in England. EUR 17 million Greece Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance Reckitt Benckizer
1/1/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Upstream in settling a VAT-refund dispute with PTC, the largest Polish mobile phone network operator. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka acted as legal counsel for Drakopoulos in Poland. EUR 0,2 million Greece; Poland TMT Tax Upstream; PTC
1/1/16 AstapovLawyers; Cobalt; Glimstedt; Vasil Kisil & Partners Cobalt advised the State Treasury of the Republic of Latvia on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia in connection with the sale of the business enterprise of insolvent AS Liepajas Metalurgs to KVV Group within the insolvency proceeding of AS Liepajas Metalurgs. On the sale itself, Glimsted advised Liepajas Metalurgs on matters of Latvian law; Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the seller on Ukrainian law matters; and AstapovLawyers advised the KVV Group. EUR 107 million Latvia; Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance KVV Group; State Treasury of the Republic of Latvia; State Treasury of the Republic of Latvia
1/1/16 Aequo Aequo represented Reverta, one of the major financial institutions in Latvia, in court proceedings seeking a declaration of title to mortgaged property. USD 6 million Latvia; Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution REVERTA
1/1/16 Linklaters; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB assisted the Allegro Group, a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd., with the divestment of 100% of the shares in its Polish subsidiary Grupa Bankier.pl sp. z o.o. (a company running the -Bankier.pl online financial portal), to the Bonnier Business Polska business media publisher. Linklaters advised Bonnier on the deal. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bonnier Business Polska; Allegro Group
1/1/16 Dentons Dentons advised Hines Polska on the acquisition of Sky Office Center in Warsaw's business district from 5th Avenue Holding S.A. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Hines Polska; 5th Avenue Holding S.A.
1/1/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Samsung Electronics Polska on launching their new distribution channel - the first online store in CEE. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry TMT; IP/Trademarks Samsung Electronics Polska
1/1/16 Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Takeover by a consortium of international investors of a NPL portfolio from Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) and BCR Leasing N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Deutsche Bank AG and APS (Czech Republic); Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) and BCR Leasing ; Deutsche Bank AG and APS (Czech Republic)
1/1/16 Noerr Noerr advised the Cyprus-based Radovan Limited on its acquisition of sole ownership of Konsalnet Security SA, by means of an acquisition of the 50% stake held by Konsalnet Holding SA, the market leader in security services in Poland, which itself is controlled by the private equity fund Value 4 Capital. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen was the counsel of the seller. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Radovan Limited; Konsalnet Security SA
1/1/16 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Simartis Telecom on the second round of a venture capital investment by 3TS Capital Partners. N/A Romania TMT Banking/Finance Simartis Telecom
1/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Karanovic & Nikolic advised Point Park Properties in its acquisition of certain subsidiaries and assets of the CA Immo group in Central and Eastern Europe. Dentons advised the CA Immo Group. EUR 300 million Serbia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Point Park Properties; CA Immo Group; Point Park Properties
1/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Clifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised Willis Group on Ukrainian corporate, regulatory (insurance sector), and employment law matters relating to its acquisition of the insurance business of Gras Savoye. EUR 550 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Labor Law Willis Group Holdings plc ; Astorg Partners
1/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe in Ukraine on restructuring of its operations. N/A Ukraine Other Tax Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe (Cyprus/Ukraine)
1/1/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar advised Ukraine International Airlines on debt restructuring before Zlatobank (Ukraine). USD 20 million Ukraine Aviation Debt Recovery; Tax Ukraine Internatinal Airlines
1/1/16 Aequo Aequo represented a Ukrainian subsidiary of a Samsung in a number of proceedings before Ukrainian courts regarding the recovery of debt from a Ukrainian trade group. USD 3.5 million Ukraine Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution Samsung (Ukraine)
1/2/16 Gleiss Lutz; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr and Gleiss Lutz advised Heta Asset Resolution on the sale of Hypo Group Alpe Adria to the Advent International fund and the EBRD. Wolf Theiss advised Advent International and the EBRD on the deal. EUR 8.4 billion Austria; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia; Montenegro; Serbia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Advent International; EBRD; Heta Asset Resolution
1/2/16 Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) advised the shareholders of Cgates, the second largest Lithuanian provider of television rebroadcasting and internet access services, on the sale of their shareholding in the company to the Swedish investment company East Capital. EUR 56 million Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity East Capital; Cgates
1/2/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Banco Santander on the introduction of 12.5 billion shares to trading on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Banco Santander
1/5/16 Sajic Sajic represented Unicredit Bank dd Mostar in the collection of claims in a bankruptcy proceeding against SIMA d.o.o. Aleksandrovac. EUR 4.5 million Bosnia & Herzegovina Banking/Financial Services Debt Recovery; Insolvency/Restructuring Unicredit Bank dd Mostar
1/5/16 Sajic Sajic advised Lithuania's UKIO BANKAS in the sale of claims against companies located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUR 6.4 million Bosnia & Herzegovina; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Debt Recovery UKIO BANKAS
1/5/16 Dentons Dentons advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, mBank, and ING Bank Slaski on the restructuring of the multipurpose financing to Inter Cars announced last winter, which was subsequently increased. EUR 115 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Bank Polska Kasa Opieki; Bank Handlowy w Warszawie; mBank; ING Bank Slaski
1/7/16 Baker & McKenzie; Esin Attorney Partnership; White & Case; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Baker & McKenzie and the Esin Attorney Partnership, its Turkish arm, advised a group of commercial lenders on the EUR 541 million Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus Project, one of Turkey's first Public Private Partnership hospital projects to reach financial close. Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised the sponsors and White & Case acted for the overall lender group. EUR 541 million Turkey Life Sciences Banking/Finance Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus Project
1/8/16 Allen & Overy; CMS; MLGTS Legal Circle CMS advised OTP on the 100% acquisition of shares in Millennium Bank Romania. MLGTS Legal Circle (Portugal) and A&O (Romania) advised the seller. N/A Hungary; Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A OTP Bank Nyrt.; Banco Comercial Portugues
1/9/16 Lawin (now Ellex or Cobalt) Lawin (now Ellex or Cobalt) advised SEB Venture Capital on its investment into Molupis & Co., a regional bread bakery and a retail network operator. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity SEB Venture Capital; Molupis & Co.
1/9/16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Dezinfa, a leading provider of pest control services and products in Lithuania, on its acquisition via public auction of Kauno Profilaktines Dezinfekcijos Stotis (Kaunas Prophylactic Disinfection Station), a pest control and disinfection services company owned by the Kaunas city municipality. N/A Lithuania Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Dezinfa; Kauno Profilaktines Dezinfekcijos Stotis
1/9/16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Emahool, the owner of exclusive distribution rights of goods and other specialized products branded with the trademarks of Mothercare and Early Learning Centre in the Baltics, on the sale of its Lithuanian subsidiary to one of the largest distribution and trade networks of children's goods in the Baltic Region. N/A Lithuania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Emahool
1/9/16 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii; Reff & Associates Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Auchan on its takeover of 12 hypermarkets and shopping galleries in Romania that the French retailer was previously renting. Reff & Associates, a member of Deloitte Legal in Romania, advised the sellers. EUR 260 million Romania Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction N/A
1/9/16 McGregor & Partners McGregor & Partners announced that it has assisted the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce gain official accreditation as a member of the British Chambers of Commerce Global Accredited Network. N/A Romania Other Other British Romanian Chamber of Commerce
1/10/16 Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells; Riesz Law Office Hogan Lovells advised AMC Networks Central Europe on its February 1, 2015 acquisition of the Czech and Slovak feeds of the Film+ channel from IKO Group, which was advised by Riesz Law Office and Allen & Overy. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; TMT AMC Network International; IKO Cable; IKO Kabelteve; IKO Romania
1/10/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy delivered a due diligence report regarding the security of a loan portfolio sold by CIB Bank to an affiliated SPV for securitization purposes. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance N/A
1/10/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Magyar Telekom (an affiliate of Deutsche Telekom) on a mobile network sharing arrangement with Telenor Hungary. N/A Hungary TMT Competition; TMT Magyar Telekom; Telenor
1/12/16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Hristov & Partners; WilmerHale Hristov & Partners acted as Citrix Systems' sole Bulgarian counsel and advised on all Bulgarian aspects of its acquisition of Sanbolic. WilmerHale (US) and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Sanbolic. N/A Bulgaria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; TMT Citrix Systems Inc.; Individual shareholders/founders
1/13/16 Chadbourne & Parke; Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci); Fidan & Fidan Clifford Chance (on English law matters) and the Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership (on Turkish law matters) have advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Denizbank AG, and Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S., in a EUR 272 million financing they provided (in the form of a EUR 250 million term loan and a EUR 22 million contingent loan) as mandated lead arrangers and hedging banks for the Mersin Integrated Health Campus project in Turkey. Chadbourne & Parke and Fidan & Fidan advised the borrowers. EUR 272 million Turkey Life Sciences Banking/Finance UniCredit Bank Austria AG; Denizbank AG; Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S.; Mersin Integrated Health Campus
1/13/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar successfully represented LLC Millenium 2003 and the Illichivsk Sea Commercial Port in a dispute related to management of cargo handling facilities. N/A Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution LLC Millenium 2003; Illichivsk Sea Commercial Port
1/14/16 Herbst Kinsky; Wolf Theiss Herbst Kinsky advised Haplogen on the sale of Haplogen Genomics to the Horizon Discovery Group, which was represented by Wolf Theiss. EUR 12.7 million Austria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Horizon Discovery Group; Haplogen
1/14/16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners successfully completed the process of obtaining regulatory clearance for the recent merger of the Carrefour and Piccadilly food retail chains on the Bulgarian food retail market N/A Bulgaria Retail/FMCG Competition Carrefour; Piccadilly
1/14/16 Gleiss Lutz; Baker & McKenzie Gleiss Lutz advised E.ON SE, Dusseldorf, on the sale of its Italian coal and gas generation assets to the Czech energy company Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding, which was represented by Baker & McKenzie. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH); E.ON
1/14/16 PRK Partners PRK Partners acted as legal counsel to Raiffeisenbank a.s. in connection with a long-term syndicated loan facility. EUR 95.3 million Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Raiffeisenbank
1/14/16 BWW Law & Tax BWW Law & Tax advised the Griffin Group in relation to the acquisition of property located at Miedziana St. in Warsaw, from Zaklady Graficzne -Dom Slowa Polskiego. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Griffin Group; Zaklady Graficzne -Dom Slowa Polskiego
1/14/16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci) Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the firm's Istanbul arm - have advised the joint lead managers on the third international Rule 144A/Reg S sukuk issuance by the Republic of Turkey: USD 1 billion lease certificates due 2024. USD 1 billion Turkey Other Capital Markets Republic of Turkey
1/14/16 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and ING Bank N.V., London Branch, acting as Dealer Managers, in connection with the exchange offer of Metinvest B.V. USD 789.7 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Deutsche Bank AG; ING Bank
1/15/16 Dentons; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Orbis Hotel Group , the largest hotel group in Poland and Central Europe, on its EUR 142.3 million acquisition from Accor of 46 hotel properties in six countries across Central Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. The seller was assisted by Dentons EUR 142.3 million Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia Sports/Tourism Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Orbis Hotel Group; Accor
1/15/16 K&L Gates; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the German industrial holding Continental on the Czech law aspects of the acquisition of Bavaria-based company AZ Formen including its Czech subsidiary. The seller was advised by K&L Gates. N/A Czech Republic; Germany Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Continental; AZ Formen GmbH
1/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Zeppelin Rental GmbH & Co. KG (-Zeppelin) and Ramirent Plc (-Ramirent) (together -Parties) while notifying their joint venture project - Fehmarnbelt Solution Services (-Fehmarnbelt JV) in four jurisdictions: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Ukraine. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia; Poland; Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Competition Zeppelin Rental GmbH&Co.; Ramirent Plc
1/15/16 Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Geo Renewables on the sale of its shares in a joint venture that owns and operates a 38 MW wind farm in Wroblew in central Poland to the IKEA Group. The other members of the joint venture, Enlight Renewable Energy (an Israeli investor and developer of renewable energy projects), and the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund, sold their shares to the IKEA Group as well, and were represented by White & Case. Dentons also advised Geo Renewables on the exit of the Fund and Enlight Renewable Energy from the project. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources IKEA Group; Geo Renewables
1/15/16 Clifford Chance The Clifford Chance Badea team advised Nidera, a global commodity trader and agribusiness company, on its acquisition of United Shipping Agency, the owner of the largest grain export terminal in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania. N/A Romania Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Nidera; Catalin Trandafir; Mihai Felescu
1/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Kingspan on its acquisition of Belgian head-quartered Joris Ide Group, a leading producer of steel profiles for walls and roofs, which is active in Romania through Megaprofil Buzias. EUR 315 million (Global Deal Value) Romania; Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kingspan Group ; Joris Ide Group
1/15/16 Aequo Aequo advised Epicenter K, the largest Ukrainian DIY retail chain, on restructuring part of a payment for Nova Linia's controlling stake. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Epicenter K (Ukraine's largst DIY retailer)
1/16/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised MIRACOR Medical Systems in a further financing round. EUR 4.5 million Austria Life Sciences Banking/Finance MIRACOR Medical Systems
1/16/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised the Agrofert group on the purchase of the input trading and agricultural machinery wholesale businesses of IKR Zrt. from insolvency. N/A Hungary Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Agrofert group; IKR Zrt.
1/16/16 Gessel; Weil Gotshal & Manges Gessel advised Enterprise Venture Fund I, managed by Enterprise Investors, on its acquisition of approximately 19% of shares in J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A., a leading provider of control and analytical services. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised J.S. Hamilton Poland. EUR 7.8 million Poland Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Enterprise Venture Fund I; J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A.
1/16/16 Nota Bene Nota Bene successfully defended the interests of the SPS Stroy construction company and recovered damages from a subcontractor. RUB 915,000 Russia Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution SPS Story
1/19/16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised the actress Maresa Hoerbiger, the youngest daughter of a famous acting couple, on the sale of a property that, 80 years ago, was the family seat. N/A Austria Other Real Estate/Construction Maresa Hoerbiger
1/19/16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Edyta Jusiel Resource Partners Holdings VI, an entity controlled by funds from the Resource Partners group and Ardian, in its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Chojecki. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Edyta Jusiel Resource Partners Holdings VI; Chojecki
1/19/16 White & Case White & Case advised Metso Corporation, a leading minerals processing and flow control technology and services supplier for the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries, on the sale of its Process Automation Systems business to Valmet Corporation. EUR 340 million Poland; Russia; Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Valmet Corporation; Metso Corporation
1/19/16 CMS; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii CMS advised AXA on the finalization of the sale of its Romanian operations to Certinvest and SIF Transilvania. Certinvest was represented by Popovici Nitu & Asociatii. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Certinvest; SIF Transilvania; AXA
1/19/16 Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters Linklaters advised on the Kutuzovsky Northern bypass project, which the firm describes as -the first privately financed PPP project in Russia. The project includes financing, design, construction, and operation of the 11 kilometer long toll road in Moscow under a concession agreement. Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Moscow government. N/A Russia Logistics/Transportation PPP/Infrastructure; Banking/Finance Kutuzovsky Northern; Moscow Government
1/20/16 Binder Groesswang; Michael Kloter Attorneys; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the AIM Software Group on the receipt of an investment from and transfer of a majority interest to U.S.-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, which was advised by Binder Groesswang. Swiss law advice was provided by Michael Kloter Attorneys, in Zurich. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; AIM Software Group
1/20/16 Kocian Solc Balastik; Weil Gotshal & Manges Kocian Solc Balastik advised the BMM Group, which manages Zdenek and Michaela Bakalas's Czech assets, on its agreement with the other shareholders to sell an 80% stake in Advanced World Transport to PKP Cargo, the largest Polish railway cargo carrier. PKP Cargo was advised by Weil. N/A Czech Republic; Poland Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A PKP Cargo; BMM Group
1/20/16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); Erdem & Erdem The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - and Clifford Chance's Prague office advised the EBRD in connection with its acquisition of an equity stake of 15.44% in the Turkish company Pasabahce Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret. Erdem & Erdem advised Pasabahce on the deal. EUR 125 million Czech Republic; Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance EBRD; Pasabahce Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret
1/20/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig acted as legal counsel to Raiffeisen Polbank in the issuance of Series A bonds. EUR 115.6 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Raiffeisen Polbank
1/20/16 Allen & Overy; Appleby; Maples and Calder; Vinson & Elkins; Skadden Skadden advised majority shareholders of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, in its stake private and sale of a minority stake to Schlumberger. Allen & Overy, assisted by Appleby, advised Schlumberger. Vinson & Elkins and Maples and Calder are advising the Special Committee. USD 1.7 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Schlumberger; Eurasia Drilling Company Limited
1/21/16 Hengeler Muller; Kirkland & Elis; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss Triton was advised by Linklaters and Wolf Theiss (on all Austrian law aspects of the transaction) on its agreement, together with co-investor Capvis, to sell Wittur, one of the world's largest independent suppliers of elevator components and systems, to the U.S.-based private equity group Bain Capital. Bain Capital was advised by Kirkland & Elis and Hengeler Muller. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Bain Capital; Triton; Capvis
1/21/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised red-stars.com data AG in connection with its investment in KiwiSecurity Software. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A red-stars.com data AG; KiwiSecurity Software
1/21/16 Binder Groesswang; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Binder Groesswang advised the Wendel Group on the acquisition of a majority interest in Constantia Flexibles. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Russia; Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Wendel Group; Constantia Flexibles
1/21/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine supported OTCPharm Public Company, a subsidiary of Pharmstandard, in the successful December 2014 listing of its shares. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Capital Markets OTCPharm
1/22/16 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex won an appeal for the Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund in a dispute over a trust management agreement. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund; TRINFICO Investment Group
1/23/16 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS advised mBank on the sale of its 100% stake in the Transfinance factoring business to UniCredit Bank. Allen & Overy represented UniCredit in the transaction. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance UniCredit Bank; mBank
1/23/16 Dentons Dentons advised Rosnano OAO in connection with its acquisition of shares in TMK's secondary public offering. To execute the project, Rusnano acquired shares in TMK's secondary public offering and now owns a 5.476% share in the Company RUB 5.5 billion Russia Oil and gas Capital Markets; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rosnano OAO; TMK
1/26/16 Taylor Wessing; Schoenherr; Slaughter & May Schoenherr and Slaughter & May advised GE Jenbacher, a subsidiary of the US-based conglomerate General Electric, on its acquisition of Francesconi Technologie, a technological products firm based in Kapfenberg, Austria. The seller, the Francesconi Private Foundation, was advised by Taylor Wessing's Vienna office. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A GE Jenbacher; Francesconi Private Foundation
1/26/16 Petr Dvorak; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Rexel on the sale of parts of its Czech business to family-owned Elektro S.M.S., which was represented by sole practitioner Petr Dvorak. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rexel
1/27/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss helped Bombardier succeed before the Higher Administrative Court in Austria, which upheld the order by Wiener Linien (Vienna Rails) of 156 new trams from the Canadian company. EUR 526 million Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure Siemens; Bombardier
1/27/16 Baker Botts; Binder Groesswang; Eversheds; Weber & Co.; White & Case Binder Grosswang, Eversheds, and Baker Botts advised MeadWestvaco Group on the sale of its European-based tobacco-folding carton and general packaging business to AR Packaging Group. Weber & Co and White & Case advised AR Packaging. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A AR Packaging Group; MeadWestvaco Group
1/27/16 King & Wood Mallesons; Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal advised EKOL Brno on the sale of a 75 % share to the Chinese engineering firm Xi'An Shaangu Power. King & Wood Mallesons represented Shaangu Power. EUR 48.3 million Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Xi'An Shaangu Power; EKOL Brno
1/28/16 Wolf Theiss; Zaka & Kosta Wolf Theiss advised Union Bank on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in the LandesLease financial leasing company. Zaka & Kosta represented LandesLease. N/A Albania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Union Bank; LandesLease
1/28/16 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Wolf Theiss Dorda Bruegger Jordis advised S IMMO on the sale of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the Viertel Zwei district of Vienna to Deka Immobilien. Wolf Theiss advised Deka Immobilien on the deal. EUR 35 million Austria Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Deka Immobilien; S IMMO
1/28/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised OMV Aktiengesellschaft on the increase of the company's stake in Petrol Ofisi from 41.58% to 95.75%. with the acquisition of the 54.14% stake held by Dogan Holding. N/A Austria; Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A OMV Aktiengesellschaft; Dogan Holding
1/28/16 Allen & Overy; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Allen & Overy and CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Ferrexpo on the acquisition of Erste Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft. N/A Austria; Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ferrexpo; Erste Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft
1/28/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper Hungary advised the Teknikum Group on the aquisition of a 25% stake in T-Plasztik Kft. N/A Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Teknikum Group; Owners of T-Plasztik Kft.
1/28/16 Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig; Magnusson; Noerr, Schoenherr; White & Case; Weil Gotshal & Manges Noerr provided legal advice to ANV Global Services (Lloyd's syndicate) in the process of granting seller warranties and indemnities insurance policies in relation to various M&A transactions and commercial real estate asset deals carried out in Poland, Romania, and Hungary. White & Case (Hungary), Greenberg Traurig (Hungary), Schoenherr (Poland), and Weil Gotshal & Manges (Romania) advised the purchaser, while Magnusson (Poland) and Clifford Chance (Poland) advised the seller. N/A Hungary; Poland; Romania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction ANV
1/28/16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Hotspring Ventures Limited, a UK company operating an online platform for health, beauty, and wellness services under the Wahanda brand name, on its acquisition of Lemon Labs, a leading mobile applications developer in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hotspring Ventures Limited; Lemon Labs
1/28/16 Aequo Aequo successfully persuaded the Superior Commercial Court of Ukraine to grant the cassation appeal of the Reverta asset management company in a case involving the title to a mortgage for commercial premises located in downtown Kyiv. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Reverta
1/28/16 Asters Asters provided legal advice in connection with the exit of minority shareholders of the Ardis Group, a Ukrainian importer and distributor of food products. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ardis Group
1/29/16 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex won an appeal for the Zlatmash (Zlatoust Machine Building Plant) plant in the Urals in an unjust enrichment case. The case was decided in Russia's Eighteenth Commercial Court of Appeals. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Arstem Energotreid; Zlatmash
1/29/16 Baker & McKenzie; Curtis Mallet-Prevost; Esin Attorney Partnership; Stibbe The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker & McKenzie have advised the shareholders of Mekanist B.V. on the sale of 100% of shares of Mekanist B.V. and Mekanistnet Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S. to Zomato Ireland Limited. Both Stibbe and Curtis Mallet-Prevost represented Zomato on the deal. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Zomato Ireland Limited; Mekanist B.V.
1/30/16 DLA Piper; Eckert & Fries DLA Piper advised the Israeli food company ICL on the acquisition of milk protein specialist Prolactal and its German subsidiary, Rovita. Prolactal was advised by Eckert & Fries. N/A Austria Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A ICL; Prolactal
1/30/16 Baiba Strupisa Law Office; Glimstedt; Glimstedt advised Sanitex on the acquisition of its rival OfficeDay. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Sanitex; Aigas Holding
1/30/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); CMS; Dentons RTPR Allen & Overy advised CA Immo on the sale of its logistics portfolio in Romania and Poland to PointPark Properties. Dentons acted as legal adviser for PointPark. CMS assisted Raiffeisen Bank International as the financing bank. N/A Poland; Romania Logistics/Transportation Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity PointPark Properties; CA Immobilien Anlagen
1/30/16 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting advised Eurobank Properties in connection with the sale of several buildings in the central business district of Kyiv. EUR 4.4 million Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Eurobank Properties
1/31/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented PUT Intecor during a dispute at the National Appeals Chamber related to construction of a rail line in Krakow. EUR 80 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction PUT Intercor
2/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented HP Pelzer Holding GmbH on its high yield offering of EUR 50 million in 7.5 percent senior secured notes due in 2021, as a tap of the EUR 230 million in 7.5 percent senior secured notes due in 2021 issued by HP Pelzer in July 2014. EUR 50 million Czech Republic; Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets HP Pelzer Holding GmbH
2/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt advised Rubylight on the sale of its majority stake in nk.pl. to onet.pl, a subsidiary of Zurich based Ringier Axel Springer Media. N/A Estonia; Poland TMT Banking/Finance; Private Equity onet.pl; Rubylight
2/1/16 Noerr Noerr advised IPR-INSIGHTS Ltd. in connection with its venture capital financing from the Bonitas Venture Capital Fund. EUR 1.5 million Hungary TMT Private Equity; Banking/Finance IPR-INSIGHTS Ltd.
2/1/16 Aequo Represented Citadele Banka in a number of court proceedings before Ukrainian courts and state authorities on recovery from Ukrainian debtors. USD 14 million Latvia; Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution CITADELE BANKA
2/1/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania in preparation of its response to the investors' claims regarding alleged damages suffered as a result of state actions in the solar power plant sector that could potentially result in an ICSID or other arbitration against Lithuania. N/A Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Group of investors; Republic of Lithuania (Ministry of energy)
2/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Yard Energy in the process of obtaining financing for a wind farm development project. EUR 10 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance; Energy/Natural Resources Yard Energy
2/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Reckitt Benckiser in a complaint filed with the Romanian Ministry of Finance related to marketing material distributed for Henkel Romania. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG IP/Trademarks Reckitt Benckizer
2/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Royal Group UAE on a greenfield investment in the banking sector in Serbia. N/A Serbia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Royal Group UAE
2/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Accovion on tax structuring of clinical trials in Ukraine, including contract-related structuring to minimize VAT exposure. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Tax Accovion
2/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Natural Pharmaceuticals Group on tax, regulatory, and customs issues related to the supply of food supplements into Ukraine N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Tax Natural Pharmaceuticals Group
2/1/16 Aequo; Ashurst Aequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Evry, a Norwegian IT company. Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Private Equity Competition Apax Funds
2/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Google Inc. on tax aspects related to the implementation of its products in Ukraine, in particular the introduction of a new YouTube project with engagement of mobile operators in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine TMT Tax Google Inc.
2/1/16 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS and Allen & Overy, acting for JKX Oil & Gas plc, successfully challenged the Ukrainian Government`s Resolution 647 which allowed the government to vest Naftogaz, a Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company, with the exclusive right to sell gas to most industrial consumers and state-owned companies. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources JKX Oil & Gas
2/1/16 Aequo Aequo represented Fosun in obtaining merger clearance for its acquisition of Club Med. USD 1.08 billion Ukraine Private Equity Competition Fosun
2/2/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Europa Presov Park S.a. r.l. on the sale of the office project Presov Park in Presov, Slovakia. N/A Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction HASSEGAWA LIMITED; Europa Presov Park S. a rl.
2/2/16 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) in connection with the solicitation of consents of holders of its outstanding 11% Loan Participation Notes due 2014 issued by but without recourse to Standard Bank Plc, for the sole purpose of funding a loan to FUIB. USD 252.4 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets First Ukrainian International Bank
2/3/16 JPM Jankovici Popovici Mitic; Jones Day; Karanovic & Nikolic; White & Case White & Case and Karanovic & Nikolic advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the Danube Foods Group B.V. and Clates Holding B.V. Jones Day advised Danube Foods Group, and JPM advised the warrantors during the transaction. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia; Montenegro; Macedonia; Serbia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Mid Europa Partners; Salford; Mid Europa Partners
2/3/16 Dentons Dentons acted as legal counsel to AEW Europe on the acquisition from Panattoni Europe of a 255,000 square meter logistics development in Prague. EUR 150 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction AEW Europe; Panattoni Europe
2/3/16 Holman Fenwick Willan Holman Fenwick Willan advised NewLead Holding in relation to the delivery of five bitumen tankers to NewLead's fleet. N/A Greece Shipping Other NewLead Holding
2/3/16 Musat & Asociatii; NNDKP Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen assisted Lafarge in connection with the sale of its assets in Romania as part of a selection process won by the Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings, which was advised by Musat & Asociatii. N/A Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cement Roadstone Holdings; Lafarge
2/3/16 Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners announced that the Moscow Commercial Court awarded RUB 143 million to client IKEA MOS (Retail and Property), as compensation for legal costs incurred in a dispute with suppliers of energy for IKEA shopping centers. EUR 1.9 million Russia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A IKEA MOS
2/3/16 Baker Botts Baker Botts successfully defended Gazprom against a claim for USD 1.37 billon lodged in the United States by Moncrief Oil International. USD 1.37 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Moncrief Oil International; Gazprom
2/4/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Sumitomo Corporation as the seller in relation to the sale of Summit Zrt. nx its Hungarian wholly owned financial enterprise of car loans and finance leases to DDM Group AG. CMS advised the DDM Group. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance DDM Group AG; Sumitomo Corporation
2/4/16 Allen & Overy; Dentons Allen & Overy and RTPR Allen & Overy advised CA Immobilien Anlagen's on the sale of its 467,000 square meter logistics portfolio in Romania and Poland to the PointPark Properties fund. Dentons advised PointPark Properties. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity PointPark Properties; CA Immobilien
2/4/16 Vilau | Associates Vilau | Associates announced that the Romanian Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation has dismissed the claim of Carpatair against the firm's client, the Timisoara International Airport. N/A Romania Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Carpatair; Timisoara International Airport
2/5/16 Goluchowski, Siemiatkowski, Zwara; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen; Wistrand; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Lawin Lithuania (now Valiunas Ellex) and Goluchowski, Siemiatkowski, Zwara (Poland) advised the BPT Optima real estate foundation on the sale of a real estate portfolio to the Switzerland-based Partners Group private equity fund. Sorainen (Lithuania), WKB (Poland), and Wistrand (Sweden) advised the Partners Group and its new investment vehicle together with its operating partner Northern Horizon Capital on the acquisition. EUR 163 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Partners Group; BPT Optima
2/5/16 Baker & McKenzie; Dentons (BASEAK); Esin Attorney Partnership; The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Ideal Standard Sanitaryware Holding in connection with its joint venture with Ece Banyo Gerecleri Sanayi ve Ticaret, a manufacturer of Turkish sanitary ware. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki - the Turkish arm of Dentons - advised Ece Banyo. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ideal Standard Sanitaryware Holding; Ece Banyo
2/5/16 Ilyashev & Partners The Economic Court of Kyiv granted in full the claim of Bradwin Trading Limited - represented by Ilyashev & Partners - in a case regarding disputed ownership in Lira-2000 LLC and an office building on Kyiv's Slavy Square that is leased by the World Bank. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Bradwin Trading Limited
2/6/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised CA Immo on the sale of the 6,400 square meter Buda Business Center office complex in the second district of Budapest to an open-ended fund managed by Diofa Fund Management under the terms of an asset deal. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Diofa Fund Management; CA Immo
2/6/16 Cobalt Cobalt representated SIA Acme Corporation on the sale of its subsidiaries, SIA Apex Investments and SIA Tukuma Projekts, to the Netherlands-based Hili Properties B.V. uta being the main tenants of those trade centers. N/A Latvia Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Hili Properties; SIA Apex Investments, SIA Tukuma Projekts; SIA Acme Corporation
2/6/16 Addleshaw Goddard; Noerr Noerr assisted Oakley Capital with respect to the acquisition of a majority stake in the Polish subsidiary of Damovo. Addleshaw Goddard provided overall coordination. N/A Poland Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Labor Law fund -Oakley Capital Private Equity II; Damovo II S.- r.l.; Oakley Capital
2/6/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported AKB Souyz in its successful securitization of a part of the bank's mortgage portfolio. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets AKB Souyz
2/6/16 BDK Advokati; Jankovici Popovic Mitic BDK Advokati announced that it advised TabTale on the acquisition of Serbian computer and mobile game developer Level Bit, which was advised by JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic. N/A Serbia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A TabTale; Level Bit
2/6/16 Bird & Bird; BTS & Partners; Gencer Law Firm Bird & Bird advised Armacell International, a world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and also a leading provider of engineered foams, on the acquisition of the Turkish insulation materials manufacturer OneFlex. On matters of Turkish law Armacell was supported by BTS & Partners. The three sellers were advised by the Gencer Law Firm. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Armacell International; OneFlex
2/9/16 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Klemm Dorda Brugger Jordis acted as Austrian counsel to ORPEA Group on its acquisition of SeneCura Kliniken und Heimebetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., an Austrian group for nursing care services. SeneCura was advised by the Klemm law firm. N/A Austria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A ORPEA Group; SeneCura
2/9/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG announced that it won a dispute for the Town of Zakopane involving charges that the Zakopane Council's Resolution of December 15, 1999, No. XV/140/99, on the study of the conditions and directions of spatial management for the town, was invalid. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Town of Zakopane
2/9/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Austria's Gerlinger Holding on the acquisition of the Mitros meat processing plant as part of the insolvency proceedings of Industrija mesa SL Mitros AD Beograd. EUR 800,000 Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Gerlinger Holding; Industrija mesa SL Mitros AD
2/10/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised Centrum Biurowe Vinci spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia in relation to a loan the company was given by mBank Hipoteczny to refinance the construction of its Vinci Office Center building. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Centrum Biurowe Vinci spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia
2/11/16 Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised Immo Kapitalanlage in the acquisition of the Forum Schoenbrunn - Bauteil 1 office building from Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Immo Kapitalanlage; Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien
2/12/16 Hristov & Partners Hristov & Partners advised CCC Bulgaria on the transfer and acqusition of a part of the enterprise as a going concern of Infracos Bulgaria, including certain natural gas infrastructure and related assets in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources CCC Bulgaria; Infracos Bulgaria Branch Office
2/12/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised the shareholders of Cgates on the sale of their shareholding in the company to the Swedish investment company East Capital. EUR 56 million Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A East Capital; Shareholders of Cgates
2/12/16 Aequo Aequo successfully represented Samsung Electronics in a dispute for debt collection arising from supply contracts. EUR 1.5 million Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery Samsung (Ukraine)
2/13/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Vienna-based Panoptes Pharma drug developer in connection with a strategic partnership with Mediolanum Laboratoires Leurquin, a subsidiary of the Italian pharmaceutical company Mediolanum Farmaceutici. N/A Austria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Panoptes Pharma
2/13/16 Linklaters; Wardynski & Partners Linklaters advised the Ozarow Group, a part of the CRH corporation, on the sale of 100% of shares in the Prefabet Group to H+H Polska, a member of Denmark's H+H Group. H+H Polska was advised by Wardynski & Partners. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A H+H Polska; Ozarow Group
2/13/16 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Tauron Sweden Energy AB (publ) as issuer and Tauron Polska Energia S.A. as guarantor on the issue of unsecured German registered notes. EUR 168 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Tauron Sweden Energy AB; Tauron Polska Energia S.A.;
2/13/16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava supported IES Holding's reorganization, which resulted in the consolidation of the group's generating and service assets (Volzhskaya TGC), as well as its sales assets (EnergosbyT Plus). N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring IES Holding
2/13/16 Eversheds; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Eversheds successfully represented Vitaly Smagin in an arbitration against Russian politician Ashot Egiazaryan, who was represented by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. USD 84 million Russia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Vitaly Smagin; Ashot Egiazaryan
2/13/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. (London Branch), the solicitation agent, in relation to solicitation by the First Ukrainian International Bank of consent from the note-holders of its outstanding Loan Participation Notes due 2014 issued by Standard Bank Plc to amend their terms and conditions. USD 252.5 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets ING
2/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the German industrial holding Continental on the extension of its production facilities in the Czech Republic. The investment value amounted to approximately CZK 270 million (approx. EUR 10 million). EUR 10 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Continental
2/17/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Wikitude in connection with the investment into the company of Konica Minolta. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Konica Minolta; Wikitude
2/17/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully defended the interests of a subsidiary of NCH Capital Inc. in a labor dispute with its former CEO, who was challenging his dismissal by investors. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Labor Law former NCH Capital CEO; NCH Capital Inc.; NCH Capital Inc.
2/19/16 Sysouev, Bondar, Khrapoutski Sysouev, Bondar, Khrapoutski signed a Memorandum of Legal Partnership with the Belarusian Federation of Futsal to provide professional services in connection with the organization of XI Futsal World Championship. N/A Belarus Other Other Belarusian Federation of Futsal
2/19/16 Cobalt; Fort; Sorainen Cobalt advised Mezzanine Management on the private equity fund's EUR 7 million investment in commercial refrigeration business Freor. Fort advised the exiting shareholder in Freor, and Sorainen advised Freor itself. EUR 7 million Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mezzanine Management; Freor LT
2/19/16 Dentons (BASEAK) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki - the Turkish arm of Dentons - successfully advised the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (on the establishment of a company to undertake investments and related advisory services in targeted sectors (agriculture, tourism higher education, etc.) in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, in collaboration with local and foreign co-investors. USD 10.1 million Turkey Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector
2/20/16 Allen & Overy; CMS Allen & Overy advised the lead arrangers on a EUR 400 million secured working capital, receivables, and inventory financing for the MET group. The borrower was advised by CMS. EUR 400 million Austria; Croatia; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Citibank N.A.; MET Group
2/20/16 CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo; Kemp Little CMS advised Clarion Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in the Moravia IT global localization and translation business. Other firms advising Clarion included Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo. Moravia was represented by the UK-based Kemp Little law firm. Havel Holasek & Partners advised private investor Katerina Janku. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Clarion Capital Partners, LLC; Katerina Janku (Private Investor)
2/20/16 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted as Greek Counsel to Third Point Hellenic Recovery Fund in its 20% investment in the auto-insurer Hellas Direct. EUR 5 million Greece Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Third Point Hellenic Recovery Fund; Hellas Direct
2/20/16 Fort; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) Fort advised the Elgamos Group on the sale of a 15% stake in subsidiary Elgama-Elektronika - a producer of static electricity meters - to China's Jiangsu Linyang Electronics, which was advised by Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex). N/A Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Jiangsu Linyang Electronics; Elgamos Group
2/20/16 Triniti Triniti reported that the claim of Societe des Produits Nestle, challenging the registration of the CHOCA trademark by firm client Naujasis Nevezis, was dismissed by the Vilnius Regional Court. N/A Lithuania Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Societe des Produits Nestle; Naujasis Nevezis
2/23/16 Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) represented Eurovia Lietuva in a claim against the Ukmerge Municipal Administration for what the company claimed was an unlawful exclusion from participating in a public procedure for the award of a public contract for works of remediation of contaminated areas at a Ukmerge military site. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure Eurovia Lietuva; Ukmerge Municipal Administration
2/23/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Zentraleuropa LPG Holding GmbH on the acquisition of shares held by some minority shareholders in Flaga LPG S.A. (an LPG distribution company). N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Zentraleuropa LPG Holding GmbH; the minority shareholders in Flaga LPG S.A.
2/24/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Kunz Schima Wallentin CHSH provided legal advice to the Cascade Group in connection with the acquisition of a minority share of 40% in an Austrian joint venture company managing all activities developed by INALCA (Cremonini Group) in Russia. The Kunz Schima Wallentin law firm represented INALCA. EUR 60 million Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cascade Group; INALCA
2/24/16 Asters Asters advised the Ardis Group in connection with the company's acquisition of milk production equipment in Italy. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ardis Group
2/25/16 Miro Senica; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners provided full legal support to Heta Asset Resolution on its sale of a hotel complex in Slovenia (Terme SPA Rogaska d.d.) to SLKI, which was advised by Miro Senica. EUR 12 million Slovenia Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction SLKI; Heta Asset Resolution s.o.o.
2/25/16 Baker & McKenzie; Verdi; Freshfields The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised the Dogan Group on the sale of 25% of the shares of D-Market Elektronik Hizmetler Ticaret to the Abraaj Group, which was represented by the Verdi Law Office in Turkey and by Freshfields in Dubai. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Abraaj Group; Dogan Group
2/26/16 Clifford Chance; Eisenberger & Herzog Clifford Chance advised Goldman Sachs and UBS on the provision of a bridge financing facility for Deutsche Wohnen AG's intended voluntary public tender offer to acquire Austria-based conwert Immobilien Invest SE. Vienna-based Eisenberger & Herzog advised on the Austrian takeover law-related issues regarding the transaction. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Deutsche Wohnen AG; Immobilien Invest SE; Goldman Sachs; UBS
2/26/16 Wolf Theiss; Allen & Overy; Freshfields; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Allen & Overy advised British packaging producer DS Smith on its acquisition of the Vienna-based Duropack packaging group from the CP Group 2 BV subsidiary of One Equity Partners, which was represented by Freshfields. EUR 300 million Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A DS Smith; CP Group 2 BV
2/26/16 Binder Groesswang; Dentons; Havel & Holasek; Selih & Partner; Kinstellar; Wolf Theiss Binder Groesswang advised Rail Cargo Austria AG on the transfer of personnel, assets, and participations of Rail Cargo Logistics Austria (the then -Express Interfracht), all -thoroughly re-organized and bundled" within the newly established "European Contract Logistics - Austria" (ECL), as well as on the consecutive intra-group transfer of the shares in ECL. Other firms advising on the matter included Dentons (Hungary), Havel & Holasek (Slovakia and Czech Republic); Selih & Partner (Slovenia); Kinstellar (Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina). Wolf Theiss advised on the transfer of assets from Rail Cargo Austria to European Contract Logistics. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina; Slovakia; Slovenia Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rail Cargo Austria
2/26/16 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Cobalt represented Baltcap Private Equity Fund II in its acquisition of the remaining 25% of shares in Ecoservice from AWT Holding - which was represented by Tark Grunte Sutkiene. EUR 3.5 million Lithuania Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Baltcap Private Equity Fund II; Ecoservice
2/26/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support on the issuance of TransFin-M PC's convertible bonds. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets TransFin-M PC'
2/27/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Humanetics Innovative Solutions - a division of Safety Holdings Technology Holdings - on its acquisition of FronTone GmbH, a leading manufacturer of advanced safety test equipment. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Humanetics Innovative Solutions; FronTone GmbH
2/27/16 Binder Groesswang; Varnum; White & Case; Allen & Overy Binder Groesswang represented Magna Steyr - the Austria-based operating unit of Magna International - on the sale of its entire battery packs business to Samsung SDI. The Varnum law firm advised on United States and Michigan law, and White & Case advised on Chinese law. Samsung was represented by Allen & Overy. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Samsung; Magna Steyr
2/27/16 ScherbaumSeebacher The proposal put forward by bankruptcy administrator Norbert Scherbaum and his ScherbaumSeebacher law firm for the bankrupt KROBATH Wasser Warme Wohlbehagen plumber and heating installer was implemented. N/A Austria Waste Management Insolvency/Restructuring KROBATH Wasser Warme Wohlbehagen
2/27/16 Binder Groesswang; Kinstellar; Schoenherr Binder Groesswang and Kinstellar advised ContourGlobal on the acquisition of 4 Austrian windparks, 2 Czech photovoltaic plants, and one Slovak photovoltaic plant from RENERGIE and REE - both affiliates of Austria's Raiffeisen Banking Group. Kinstellar provided local advice to Contour Global in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Schoenherr advised RENERGIE and REE. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A ContourGlobal; Raiffeisen Banking Group
2/27/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Lithuanian office is advising AlternativaPlatform, a multiplayer online games and services developer, on issues related to launching and doing business in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A AlternativaPlatform
2/27/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP successfully represented Slubicki Province in a prominent case over the former customs clearance freight terminal in Swiecko that the Province acquired from the State Treasury. N/A Poland Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Slubicki Province; State Treasury
2/27/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Hungarian energy company MVM on its purchase of a hydroelectric power plant in Romania. EUR 30 million Romania; Hungary Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources MVM; Winsland Holdings Ltd.; Hydroenergy ZRT
2/27/16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised Emerson on the sale of one of the production units in its Slovak subsidiary to a U.S. engine manufacturer, as well as assisting it with the organization of shareholders' meetings and disputes with minority shareholders. The buyer was assisted by White & Case N/A Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A CONFIDENTIAL; Emerson
2/28/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented TD Williamson in the enforcement of claims and restructuring of business relations with Gazomontaz in connection with the pending restructuring and bankruptcy of Gazomontaz. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Restructuring/Insolvency TD Williamson
3/1/16 Gugushed & Partners Gugushed & Partners advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. on Bulgarian law elemnts of several amendments to a credit agreement. EUR 740 million Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Morgan Stanley Senior Funding; Inc.
3/1/16 CMS; Dentons CMS advised TREI Real Estate on the sale of Penny Market distribution centre in Radonice to ZFP Investments, which was advised by Dentons. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A ZFP Investments; TREI Real Estate
3/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Arx Equity Partners Ltd. and healthcare investor Joseph Priel in their acquisition of Diagnosticni Center Bled d.o.o., the largest private healthcare service provider in Slovenia, from its founding shareholders. N/A Czech Republic; Slovenia Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity ARX Equity Partners Ltd.; founder shareholders of Diagnosticni Center Bled d.o.o.
3/1/16 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised the management team on its buy-out of 94% shares in UAB ILSANTA. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Management team of Ilsanta; Ilsanta
3/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt counselled the television channel TV3/ Modern Times Group upon acquisition of SmartAD. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A TV3 (owned by the Modern Times Group); SmartAD
3/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the restructuring of the financing scheme of the spin-off GED Logistics SA, which it acquired. EUR 15 million Greece Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Secure Property Development & Invstment
3/1/16 White & Case; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised ZSPS Siekierki sp. z o.o. and its sole shareholder, PGNiG Termika S.A., on financing obtained from Bank Pekao S.A. for the construction of an ash separation plant at PGNiG Termika's Warsaw-based Siekierki heat and power plant. White & Case assisted the bank. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance ZSPS Siekierki; Bank Pekao S.A.
3/1/16 bpv Hugel; Noerr Noerr assisted on the Polish aspects of the establishment of a joint-venture between RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria and AGRANA, a sugar, starch and fruit group, with regard to subsidiaries Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH and AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH, both operating in the fruit juice concentrate business. The firm also supported the merger of the Polish subsidiaries - Ybbstaler Fruit Polska sp. z o.o. and AGRANA Juice Poland sp. z o.o. bpv Hugel advised on the establishment of the joint venture and merger processes in Austria. N/A Poland; Austria Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Labor Law Austria Juice Group / RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria
3/1/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii represented CEZ Romania in an ICC Arbitration brought by Electrica SA. EUR 82 million Romania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Electrica SA; CEZ Romania
3/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented the Buchin Commune in a public property case involving the determination of the borders between it and Caransebes City. N/A Romania Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Buchine Commune
3/1/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour on its lease of 6,850 square meters in Skanska's Green Court Bucharest. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Carrefour
3/1/16 Dentons Dentons avised L1 Energy on ots acquisition of RWE DEA AG, a leading international oil and gas company, from RWE AG . USD 7.1 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A L1 Energy; RWE AG
3/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Hearst Corporation on Ukrainian competition law matters relating to its acquisition of Fitch Group. USD 2 billion Ukraine TMT Competition Hearst Corporation; Fimalac S.A.; The Hearst Corporation
3/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Baltic International Bank on tax aspects of operations by a non-resident entity holding real estate in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Tax Baltic International Bank
3/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Inditex Group on taxation and customs law matters in the context of a contemplated restructuring of Crimean investments of the group and tax effects of writing-off certain Crimean investments of the group. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Tax Inditex Group
3/1/16 Aequo; Stelios Americanos Aequo advised the Subsidiary Bank of Sberbank of Russia (Ukraine) in the course of restructuring the indebtedness of borrower Master Avia LLC, one of the leading aircraft ground handling companies in Ukraine, under a loan facility in the amount of up to USD 40 million. Stelios Americanos acted as the Cypriot law adviser. USD 40 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Insolvency/Restructuring; Banking/Finance Sberbank of Russia (Ukraine)
3/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on various issues related to restructuring of its operations in Eastern Ukraine territories now affected by military actions and anti-terrorist operation, including on restructuring of loans granted to Ukrainian borrowers operating in that region. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
3/2/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr is assisting Heta Asset Resolution in its preparation of the first European resolution pursuant to the European framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions on the basis of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Heta Asset Resolution
3/2/16 Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov successfully represented Punto FA before the Sofia Appellate Court in "a commercial dispute related to the voidness, voidabiliy, or unenforceability of legal acts detrimental to creditors in cross border insolvency. N/A Bulgaria Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Insolvency/Restructuring Punto FA
3/2/16 Magnusson Magnusson advised Octava in connection with the acquisition of two office buildings in Poland from Lithuanian real estate fund BPT Optima. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Octava; BPT Optima
3/2/16 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells won a judgment in the English Court of Appeal requiring Sergei Pugachev to disclose further information about a number of discretionary trusts he has been fighting to withhold since their existence was revealed in Court last year. N/A Russia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Sergei Pugachev
3/2/16 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie acted as Russian counsel for Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on corporate and commercial aspects of its global joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
3/3/16 Gleiss Lutz; Dvorak Hager & Partners; DLA Piper Gleiss Lutz and Dvorak Hager & Partners (on Czech elements) advised TRW Automotive, a global supplier for the automotive industry, on the sale of its engine components division (headquartered in Germany) to the Federal Mogul Group. DLA Piper advised Federal Mogul. USD 385 million Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Federal Mogul; TRW Automotive
3/3/16 Asters Asters advised FIM Bank on Ukrainian law aspects of trade finance operations. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance FIM Bank
3/4/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised on the establishment of Junonalt and Roltena currency exchange operators. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Junonalt; Roltena
3/4/16 Dentons; Radwan-Rohrenschef Radwan-Rohrenschef defended Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka SA, against the claims of its former CEO. Dentons represented the claimant. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Miroslaw Taras; Lubelski W-giel "Bogdanka" SA
3/4/16 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners announced that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw had dismissed an appeal filed by former Polish Deputy Prime Minister Roman Giertych in its entirety in a case he brought against KZR&P client Ringier Axel Springer Polska publishing house. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Roman Giertych; Ringier Axel Springer Polska
3/4/16 Schoenherr; Miro Senica & Partners Schoenherr advised Telekom Slovenije on its acquisition of Slovenian mobile virtual network operator Debitel telekomunikacije from sellers ACH, Adria Mobil, and Svema Trade. Ljubljana-based Miro Senica & Attorneys advised the sellers. N/A Slovenia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Telekom Slovenije; ACH; Adria Mobil; Svema Trade
3/5/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Addleshaw Goddard; Bar und Karrer CHSH advised the British outsourcing group Capita on Austrian elements of its acquisition of Avocis. Addleshaw Goddard was global counsel for Capita, and the Zurich-based Bar und Karrer law firm represented Avocis. EUR 210 million Austria Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Capita; Avocis
3/5/16 Skrastins and Dzenis Skrastins and Dzenis conducted a legal research and due diligence project commissioned by the EBRD to assess the availability of long term financing and the contours of the legal framework applicable to the operation of Energy Services Companies and energy efficiency projects related to a significant renovation of residential buildings from the Soviet period in Latvia. N/A Latvia Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance EBRD
3/5/16 Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners MZS won a major decision in the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow on behalf of client Sistema JSFC. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Sistema JSFC; LLC Ural-Invest
3/6/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank in the process of restructuring of subsidiary Commercial Bank Victoria EAD as part of the latter's successful supervision and reopening for business N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Restructuring/Insolvency Corporate Commercial Bank (in insolvency)
3/6/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented J-Trading in its acquisition of a 100% share in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna farm Kali Tuna from Baja Aqua Farms, a Mexican subsidiary of Umami Sustainable Seafood. USD 10.2 million Croatia Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A J-Trading; Baja Aqua Farms
3/9/16 Allen & Overy; Havel, Holasek Partners; Patria Allen & Overy advised SC Johnson on its acquisition of shares in HomeBrands, and on the transfer of the HomeBrands business from Unilever in the Czech Republic. Havel, Holasek Partners advised the seller. Patria acted as transaction counsel. N/A Czech Republic Waste Management Corporate/Commercial/M&A SC Johnson; Unilever
3/10/16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised Taxify on raising capital. EUR 1.4 million Estonia TMT Banking/Finance Taxify
3/10/16 Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) advised Baltic Property Trust Secura, which is currently in voluntary liquidation, on the sale of its largest property, the Europa shopping mall in Vilnius. The mall was acquired by the Baltic Opportunity Fund, managed by Northern Horizon Capital, and which was advised by Sorainen. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Baltic Opportunity Fund; Baltic Property Trust Secura
3/10/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Plane Business on the acquisition of an aircraft flying the Lithuanian flag. EUR 76 million Lithuania Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Plane Business
3/10/16 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Dentons; Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners advised Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals in its 49% shareholding investment in Bioagra S.A., and the subsequent sale of the investment to companies related to the Zbigniew Komorowski family. Those companies were represented by Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, and Bioagra's banks were represented by Dentons. EUR 25.3 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals; Bioagra S.A.
3/10/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised the city of Poznan on a municipal waste incineration plant. EUR 80 million Poland Waste Management Other City of Poznan
3/10/16 YUST The YUST law firm successfully represented the interests of Porsche Russland LLC in a dispute with the Russian tax authorities. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Porsche Russland LLC
3/11/16 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners advised Raiffeisen bank in connection with acquisition financing and refinancing of the operating financing. Although the firm did not identify the target of the Raiffeisen bank acquisition, it described it as a Czech company owning a real estate portfolio in Northern Moravia. N/A Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Raiffeisen bank
3/11/16 Sorainen Sorainen successfully represented Statoil Fuel & Retail Eesti in a dispute before the European Court of Justice, which ruled that sales tax imposed on the company from June 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011, violated EU law and the excise duty directive. N/A Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Statoil Fuel & Retail Eesti; Tallinn City Enterprise Board
3/12/16 Clifford Chance; Freshfields; Wolf Theis Clifford Chance's Prague and Frankfurt offices advised Union Investment Real Estate on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Palladium shopping and office center in Prague from a company managed by Hannover Leasing (which remains as a minority shareholder and asset manager of the center). Freshfields and Wolf Theiss advised Hannover Leasing. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Union Investment Real Estate; Hannover Leasing
3/13/16 Ecovis Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar announced that it "proved in court that the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is not authorized to issue air route operating permits." N/A Ukraine Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution Ukraine International Airlines; Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
3/13/16 Integrites Integrites advised the MegaTrade Group on securing commercial financing for 2014-2015. USD 10 million Ukraine Other Banking/Finance MegaTrade Group
3/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Smurfit Kappa Group plc ("SKG") on the issue of EUR 250 million of senior secured notes for the purpose of refinancing EUR 1.25 billion of senior facilities. SKG successfully completed the pricing of an offering of EUR 250 million of euro-denominated senior notes due 2025 to be issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary Smurfit Kappa Acquisition ("SKA"). EUR 1.5 billion Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Smurfit Kappa
3/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised CTP it its acquisition of the Mercury Logistics Park from the American investment fund Heitman. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction CTP; Heitman
3/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea provided assistance to the Romanian subsidiary of TT Electronics on accessing three credit facilities, under the same conditions and at the same time, based on multicurrency revolving facility agreements between the mother company and the creditors: (1) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement with a maximum principal aggregate amount of GBP 45 million between TT Electronics plc as original borrower and a group of banks represented by HSBC Bank plc as Agent, and including Abbey National Treasury Services plc, Barclays plc, HSBC Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as Arrangers; (2) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement with a maximum principal aggregate amount of USD 10 million between TT Electronics PLC as original borrower and Comerica Bank as Agent and Arranger; and (3) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement a maximum principal aggregate amount of USD 30 million between TT Electronics PLC as original borrower and Fifth Third Bank as Agent and Arranger. GBP 45 million + USD 40 million Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance HSBC Bank plc; Abbey National Treasury Services plc; Barclays plc; HSBC Bank plc; The Royal Bank of Scotland; Comerica Bank; Fifth Third Bank
3/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea advised a bank consortium led by BRD Groupe Societe Generale S.A. as Agent and Arranger, and including Banca Romaneasca, Bancpost, Allianz Tiriac Insurance, and Groupama Insurance, on a syndicated loan facility for Energomontaj. RON 145 million Romania Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance BRD Groupe Societe Generale S.A.; Banca Romaneasca; National Bank of Greece group; Bancpost; Allianz Tiriac Insurance; Groupama Insurance
3/16/16 Borenius Borenius' Lithuanian office supported Google in its establishment of its subsidiary Google Lithuania UAB. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Google
3/17/16 Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwalte The real estate team of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwalte advised ERSTE Immobilien in the acquisition of property located in the Monte Laa area of Vienna from Strauss & Partner Development, the Austrian subsidiary of UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft. EUR 70 million Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction ERSTE Immobilien; Strauss & Partner Development
3/18/16 Benn Ibler; Binder Groesswang; CMS; Freshfields The Republic of Austria, represented by Finanzmarktbeteiligung Aktiengesellschaft des Bundes (the Financial Market Holding Company of the Republic of Austria - FIMBAG), sold its 99.78% share in the state-owned Kommunalkredit Austria AG (KA) to an English-Irish consortium. CMS advised FIMBAG, Binder Groesswang advised the consortium of buyers, and Freshfields advised KA. Austrian firm Benn Ibler also worked on the deal. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A English Interritus Limited; Trinity Investments Limited; Republic of Austria
3/18/16 Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos Koves & Partners; White & Case Kocian Solc Balastik and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised Karlovarske mineralni vody on its acquisition of the Hungarian bottled water Kekkuti Asvanyviz from Nestle Waters, represented by White & Case. N/A Hungary Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Karlovarske mineralni vody; Nestle Waters
3/18/16 Weil Gotshal Manges; Orrick; Dentons; Latham & Watkins; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Clifford Chance Groupe Canal+ (advised by Orrick and Dentons) and the ITI Group (advised by Weil) have sold their majority stake in Poland's largest broadcaster - the TVN Group - to US media group Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps Networks Interactive was advised by Latham & Watkins and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. Clifford Chance advised TVN. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Scripps Networks Interactive; Canal+; ITI Group
3/18/16 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners; Kancelaria Radcow Prawnych M. Gradzki, J. Mazan Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners secured a victory for Jan Rokita in a claim brought by Konrad Kornatowski - the former Polish Chief of Police (who was represented by Marek Gradzki from Kancelaria Radcow Prawnych M. Gradzki, J. Mazan) - in the Regional Court in Warsaw. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Konrad Kornatowski; Jan Rokita
3/18/16 Prica & Partners; Wolf Theiss Prica & Partners and Wolf Theiss acted as local counsels in the notification of the competition authority in Serbia of the global merger between Holcim and Lafarge. N/A Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Holcim; Lafarge
3/18/16 Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm announced that it had been selected as legal advisor by Peri Ukraine, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Tax Peri Ukraine
3/19/16 Dentons; Kinstellar Dentons advised AIG/Lincoln on the sale of its Campus Square retail park in Brno's Bohunice district to a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors. CBRE was represented by Kinstellar and E&Y. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction AIG/Lincoln; CBRE
3/19/16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Nasdaq on establishing a new technology and business support competence center in Vilnius as well as on employment law and data protection matters related to hiring new employees. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Labor Law Nasdaq
3/19/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski advised Fenzi Group in its acquisition of shares in Kadmar spolka. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fenzi Group; Kadmar spolka
3/19/16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; RTPR Allen & Overy advised Regina Maria on the lease of approximately 1,500 square meters in the Charles de Gaulle Plaza office building. Clifford Chance Badea advised lessor HR GLL CDG Plaza S.R.L. N/A Romania Life Sciences Real Estate/Construction Regina Maria; HR GLL CDG S.R.L
3/20/16 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Georg Mandl Dorda Brugger Jordis advised the buyers of the "Passage 22" shopping centre in Rankweil, Vorarlberg, Austria, which was previously owned by ZIMA Projekt Baugesellschaft mbH. The seller was advised by Georg Mandl, a local counsel in the province of Vorarlberg. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction BLUE Asset Management; ZIMA Projekt Baugesellschaft
3/20/16 Squire Patton Boggs; Komosa Imielowski; Sojka Maciak Mataczynski Squire Patton Boggs advised the Warsaw-based private equity and venture capital investor MCI Management on a financing round in the Ganymede Group - which was advised by Komosa Imielowski and Sojka Maciak Mataczynski. N/A Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity MCI Management; Ganymede Group
3/20/16 Baker & McKenzie; Dentons (BASEAK); Van Campen Liem Lawyers from Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, and Baker & McKenzie's Amsterdam office, advised the Olgar Group on a stake share to Global Investment House, which was advised by Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki (BASEAK) - the firm associated with Dentons in Turkey - and Van Campen Liem. N/A Turkey Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Olgar Group; Global Investment House
3/20/16 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova successfully defended the interests of the Ingosstrah insurance agency in litigation over its right to the -Ingosstrah trademark in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Ingosstrah
3/23/16 Lavrynovych & Partners The Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar GSM extended its contract for legal services with Lavrynovych & Partners through the end of 2015 N/A Ukraine TMT TMT Kyivstar GSM
3/24/16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB successfully persuaded the Czech Supreme Administrative Court that its client Philips was not a party to a cartel agreement between color TV manufacturers, as was alleged by the Czech Competition Authority. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Philips; Czech Competition Authority
3/24/16 Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Elekta in its expansion into the Polish market by means of its acquisition of RTA - a leading Polish distributor of advanced technologies for medicine. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Elekta; RTA
3/24/16 Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Geo Renewables on the December 2014 sale of its shares in a joint venture that owns and operates a 38 MW wind farm in Wroblew in central Poland to the IKEA Group. The other members of the joint venture, Enlight Renewable Energy (an Israeli investor and developer of renewable energy projects) and the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund sold their shares to the IKEA Group as well, and were represented by White & Case. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A IKEA Group; Geo Renewables; Enlight Renewable Energy; China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund
3/24/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported aluminum producer UC RUSAL on the listing of its ordinary shares on the Moscow Exchange's First Level quotation list. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets UC RUSAL
3/25/16 Withers; Clyde & Co. Withers successfully represented OMV Petrom - the successor in title to Romanian oil companies SC Rafirom and SC Compania Romana de Petrol SA - in a dispute regarding oil the two Romanian companies received from Marc Rich & Co. (which became Glencore International AG in 1994). Clyde & Co. represented Glencore in the matter. USD 40 million Romania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources OMV Petrom; Glencore
3/30/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gassauer-Fleissner CHSH advised Infineon Technologies AG and GE Ventures (a unit of General Electric) on its entrance into a strategic partnership with, and becoming new equity stakeholders in, TTTech Computertechnik AG. Gassauer-Fleissner advised TTTech on the deal. EUR 50 million Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Infineon Technologies AG; GE Ventures; TTTech
3/30/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH successfully persuaded the Austrian Supreme Court that McDonald's has exclusive rights to the prefix "Mc" and its use in the food sector as well as in relation to the provision of food and drink and temporary accommodation. N/A Austria Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks McDonald; McTirol
3/30/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. was engaged by Telenor Bulgaria EAD to prepare a comprehensive analysis of the compliance of Bulgarian legislation with Directive 2014/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks. N/A Bulgaria TMT TMT; Real Estate/Construction Telenor Bulgaria EAD
3/30/16 Allen & Overy; Hajek, Zrzavecky; Allen & Overy advised Zentiva, the largest Czech pharmaceutical company, in an unfair competition claim and trademark invalidation proceedings in the Czech Republic against Teva Pharmaceuticals Czech Republic in relation to Zentiva's flagship product - Paralen. Hajek, Zrzavecky acted as legal adviser to Teva. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution Zentiva; Teva Pharmaceuticals Czech Republic
3/30/16 Balcar, Polansky and Partners Balcar, Polansky and Partners advised Microsoft in the signing of lease agreements in Prague and Bratislava. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia TMT Real Estate/Construction Microsoft
3/30/16 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners announced it was representing Saxo Bank with respect to enforcement of claims against its clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Debt Recovery Saxo Bank
3/30/16 Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) advised AB Bobutes paskola, a major Lithuanian provider of fast consumer credits, in connection with its bond issue and admission to trading on the First North debt securities market. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets AB Bobutes paskola
3/30/16 Hogan Lovells; Clifford Chance Hogan Lovells advised Union Investment on its acquisition of the Sarni Stok shopping center in Bielsko-Biala, in Poland's Silesia region, from CBRE Global Investors. Clifford Chance advised CBRE on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Union Investment; CBRE Global Investors
3/30/16 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners (KZR&P) reports that the Regional Court in Warsaw has dismissed the Statement of Claim submitted by former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski - with the CHAI Foundation as an intervening party - in a case against Ringier Axel Springer Polska, represented by KZR&P. Sikorski was represented by Roman Giertych - the plaintiff in an earlier case against RASP. N/A Poland Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Roman Giertych; Ringier Axel Springer Polska
3/30/16 Wolf Theiss; Bondoc & Associates Wolf Theiss advised George Butunoiu in the sale of the Restograf.ro website to Skin Media, the distributor of Nikon products in Romania, which is owned by the Perian family. Skin Media was advised by Bondoc & Associates. N/A Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Skin Media; George Butunoiu
3/30/16 Skadden Skadden advised the underwriters in connection with Russian retailer Lenta Ltd.'s secondary public offering by way of a placement of 35.2 million global depositary receipts, representing newly issued shares, on the London Stock Exchange. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Capital Markets Lenta
3/30/16 Jankovici Popovici Mitic JPM succeeded in an arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, representing Atos IT Solutions and Services doo Belgrade, Siemens Ltd. Belgrade, and MS GIS Informationssyteme as claimants, against the Republic Geodetic Authority, as respondent. N/A Serbia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Atos IT Solutions and Services doo Belgrade; Siemens Ltd. Belgrade; MS GIS Informationssyteme; Republic Geodetic Authority
3/30/16 CMS Cameron McKenna CMS Cameron McKenna in Kyiv was appointed by the EBRD as legal advisor to the Business Ombudsman Council, a project financed through grant funding under the EBRD Multi-Donor Account for Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Other EBRD
3/31/16 CMS; Dentons CMS advised Orifdzhan Shadiev, a Kazakh private individual, on his acquisition of JSC SB RBS (Kazakhstan), the Kazakhstan-based provider of wholesale and retail banking products and services, from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Dentons advised RBS. N/A Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Orifdzhan Shadiev; Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc
3/31/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds supported Fluor in negotiations with Orlen regarding modernisation of the CDU IV Unit in Plock. The firm also supported Fluor in the tender procedure of Lotos for the EPC contract for the Hydrowax Vacuum Distillation Unit. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fluor
3/31/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised WYG plc on refinancing its existing Lloyds Bank credit facility by Santander. GBP 30 million Poland Other Banking/Finance WYG plc
3/31/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the Direct Marketing Association on a unique project called the Robinsons List (www.listarobinsonow.pl) - a self-regulation initiative addressed to marketing companies acting on the Polish market. Wierzbowski Eversheds assisted SMB in negotiations with regulators: the Personal Data Protection Authority, the Office for Consumer and Competition Protection, and the Electronic Communication Office. N/A Poland TMT TMT Direct Marketing Association (PL: SMB / Stowarzyszenie Marketingu Bezpo-redniego)
3/31/16 Squire Patton Boggs; Hogan Lovells; Taylor Wessing Squire Patton Boggs advised MCI Management on its investment in the Auctionata online auction house's series C financing round. Auctionata - which was represented by Hogan Lovells - also welcomed Hearst Ventures from New York (which was represented by Taylor Wessing), leading growth investor Kreos Capital from London, and Yuan Capital from Hong Kong as new investors. EUR 42 million Poland Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A MCI Management
3/31/16 Aequo Aequo successfully represented Reverta in the Upstar Continental Ukraine bankruptcy, in a case heard by the Superior Commercial Court of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Insolvency/Restructuring Reverta
4/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Adriatic Petroleum Platform Pte. Ltd. with respect to the tender participation legal procedures for the BOT concession of a multi buoy mooring facility in Porto Romano, Durres, Albania, including drafting a consortium agreement and the concession agreement to be entered into with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. EUR 10,5 million Albania Energy/Natural Resources PPP/Infrastructure; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Adriatic Petroleun Platform
4/1/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati As part of CHSH's ongoing pro bono relationship with DisAbility Performance Social Enterprise, the firm assisted the Viennese business consultancy on obtaining financing in the form of profit-sharing capital from BonVenture Fonds, Munich. N/A Austria Other Banking/Finance DisAbility Performance Social Enterprise
4/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Vukovic & Partners Karanovic & Nikolic advised SBB - controlled by the US private equity firm KKR - on its acquisition of EUnet. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Serbia Broadband (SBB); EuNet; Serbia Broadband (SBB)
4/1/16 Drakopoulos; Jordanov, Valkov & Partners Drakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the acquisition of 20% of the total equity in a Cypriot company from a Luxembourg-based seller. Jordanov, Valkov & Partners represented Bluehouse. EUR 4 million Bulgaria Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Secure Property Development & Invstment
4/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Arx Equity Partners and Benson Oak in their exit from Bochemie a.s., a leading Czech producer of special chemical products. N/A Czech Republic Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Air Liquide Healthcare; Arx Equity Partners
4/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Raiffeisenbank a.s. and Expobank CZ a.s. in connection with refinancing of the current indebttedness and financing of general corporate purposes of Czech company G.A.M. HEAT spol. s r. o. EUR 14 million Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Raiffeisenbank a.s.; Expobank CZ a.s.
4/1/16 Baker McKenzie; BDK Advokati; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Noerr Noerr advised Mylan on its acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' branded specialty and generics business in developed markets outside the United States. Noer advised on the post-closing restructuring in all relevant CEE jurisdictions (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) as subcounsel to Cravath, Swaine & Moore. BDK advised Mylan in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Baker McKenzie acted as lead counsel for Abbott. USD 5.3 billion (Global Deal Value) Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Life Sciences Mylan Inc.; Abbot Laboratories
4/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Synthos Finance AB (publ) in its tap offering of its 4.000% Senior Notes due 2021 to the EBRD through initial purchaser BNP Paribas. EUR 50 million Czech Republic; Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Synthos Finance AB
4/1/16 Athens Business Lawyers; Drakopoulos; Morgan Lewis; Mourant Ozannes Drakopoulos advised Upstream with respect to an equity investment in Smartbox Limited. Morgan Lewis acted as legal advisors of Smartbox in the UK. Athens Business Lawyers also provided legal advice to the investors and Mourant Ozannes advised on Jersey Law. EUR 6,5 million Greece TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Upstream
4/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully represented Reckitt Benckiser in court against unfair competition and misleading representations claims brought by INTERMED with respect to its product Nurofen Express Period Pain. N/A Greece Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution Intermed; Reckitt Benckiser
4/1/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Lakatos, Koves & Partners CHSH advised a joint venture consisting of CA Immo and Union Investment on the sale of the Europolis M1 logistics park in Budapest to the Prologis Group. Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised the Prologis Group on the deal. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Prologis Group; CA Immo; Union Investment
4/1/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Landwell Reti, Antall and Madl; Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay advised the EBRD in connection with the loan financing of an automated fare collection system for public transport in the City of Budapest to be carried out by the Budapest Transport Organization Company (BKK). BKK was advised by CHSH on the financing side and by Landwell Reti, Antall and Madl on public transportation regulations. EUR 54.5 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance EBRD
4/1/16 Motieka & Audzevicius; Pivoras, Baleviciene and Partners (previously known as Pivoras Law Firm) Motieka & Audzevicius advised Mobile Financial Solutions on the acquisition of a stake in Tavo mokykla. Pivoras, Baleviciene and Partners (previously known as Pivoras Law Firm) advised the seller. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Mobile Financial Solutions; Tavo mokykla
4/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Capital, a group of venture capital companies managing venture capital funds Practica Seed Capital and Practica Venture Capital, on their investment in UAB NanoAvionika. NanoAvionika was advised by Borenius Lithuania. EUR 200,000 Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Practica Capital; NanoAvionika
4/1/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised FB Serwis (a subsidiary of Ferrovial Servicios International, S.L.U. and Budimex S.A.) on its acquisition of Pro Eko Natura - a company based in Dolnoslaski Voivodship, in Poland, that operates a waste treatment plant with RIPOK (Regional Municipal Waste Treatment Plant) status. N/A Poland Waste Management Corporate/Commercial/M&A FB Serwis; Pro Eko Natura
4/1/16 Crido Legal; RKKW Crido Legal advised Mera Systemy, the biggest manufacturer of ticket machines in Poland, on the sale of a controlling package of shares to the Tar Heel Capital investment fund and on the financing for the transaction. RKKW advised the banks. EUR 7 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Tar Heel Capital; Mera Systemy
4/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Lewandpol with regard to obtaining financing for the purposes of development of wind farms. EUR 60 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance; Energy/Natural Resources Lewandpol
4/1/16 Herbert Smith Freehills; Pachiu & Associates; Burness & Paul; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; Musat & Asociatii; Burness & Paull Herbert Smith Freehills advised Carlyle International Energy Partners, part of the Carlyle Group, on its agreement to purchase the entire Romanian business of Sterling Resources. Local law advice to Carlyle was provided by Pachiu & Associates in Romania, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Canada. Musat & Asociatii advised Sterling Resources, along with Burness & Paull. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Carlyle International Energy Partners; Sterling Resources
4/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Ramburs Group, one of the leading grain traders in Ukraine, on restructuring of its indebtedness under four loan facilities granted by Sberbank of Russia. N/A Russia; Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Ramburs Group
4/1/16 CMS Cameron McKenna The Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna acted for Horizon Capital and Zubr Capital in relation to the sale of their stake in MTBank to a local investor. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Horizon Capital; Zubr Capital
4/1/16 CMS CMS advised businessman Orifjan Shadiyev, who owns Capital Bank Kazakhstan, on the acquisition of RBS's business in Kazakhstan. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Orifjan Shadiyev; RBS
4/1/16 Avellum Partners; Dentons; White & Case Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a 5-year CAD 200 million loan from the Export Development Canada, a Canada's state export credit agency, to Ukraine. White & Case acted as international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Dentons acted as international and Ukrainian counsel to the lender. CAD 200 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; Export Development Canada
4/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised on obtaining a loan by the Ukrainian subsidiary of NCH Capital, one of the leading private equity funds in the US with a presence in Ukraine, from a Latvian bank. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance NCH Capital
4/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the TIS Group of Terminals, Ukraine's largest dry cargo port, on the acquisition and financing of a corporate investment fund and the establisment of an asset management company. N/A Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Banking/Finance TIS Group of Terminals
4/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on legal matters of a project aimed at a diagnostic assessment of the Deposit Guarantee Fund and providing recommendations on its reform. UAH 70 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
4/1/16 Avellum Partners; Herbert Smith Freehills Avellum Partners advised Ferrexpo AG, a subsidiary of LSE-listed Ferrexpo Plc, on proceedings in Ukrainian courts related to a dispute over the validity of agreements on the sale of shares to previous shareholders and, subsequently, to Ferrexpo AG. Herbert Smith Freehills advised the claimant. USD 400 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution Ferrexpo AG
4/2/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Menkov & Associates Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. successfully represented the conservators and later the temporary and permanent syndics of Corporate Commercial Bank in much publicized proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court for the termination of the bank's license and in insolvency proceedings before the Sofia City Court and the Sofia Court of Appeal. The license case involved the defense of the position of the bank's conservators and syndics that the bank is insolvent from 20 June 2014 against its two majority shareholders, some minority shareholders and part of its former management. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov and Menkov & Associates represented the two majority shareholders, some minority shareholders, and part of its former management. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance Bulgarian National Bank; Bromak EOOD; Bulgarian Acquisition Company S.a.r.L; Other individuals; Corporate Commercial Bank
4/2/16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Skanska Property Poland on the sale of its Green Horizon office complex in Lodz to a fund managed by the Griffin group - represented in the matter by Linklaters. EUR 66 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Skanska Property Poland; Griffin
4/2/16 Vegas Lex; Vegas Lex and the First Infrastructure Company represented Rosavtodor, Russia's Federal Road Agency at the March 30, 2015 financial close phase of the "12-plus-ton project to create a tolling system, and will continue providing legal services "until the system goes on stream. N/A Russia Real Estate/Construction PPP/Infrastructure Rosavtodor
4/2/16 Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Baker & McKenzie Herguner Bilgen Ozeke and the Esin Attorney Partnership, the Turkish member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised on Nipponham's acquisition of 60% of the shares of Ege-Tav Ege Tarim Hayvancilik Yatirim Tic. ve San. A.S. (Turkey's largest broiler chick producer). The Nipponham Group was advised by Herguner on the deal, with Ege-Tav advised by the Esin Attorney Partnership. N/A Turkey Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Nipponham; Ege-Tav
4/3/16 Brandl & Talos; Binder Groesswang Brandl & Talos recently achieved positive guidance from the Austrian Financial Markets Authority for its client Coinfinity GmbH, an Austrian start-up active in the Bitcoin sector. Binder Groesswang advised Coinfinity on sales tax issues. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; TMT Coinfinity GmbH
4/3/16 CMS; Kirkland & Ellis CMS advised Advent International on the sale of Partner in Pet Food, a leading European manufacturer of private-label pet food to Pamplona Capital Management. Kirkland & Ellis and Citibank advised Pamplona on the deal. EUR 315 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Russia; Slovakia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Pamplona Capital Management; Advent International
4/3/16 Dentons; Weil Gotshal Manges Dentons acted as legal counsel to a fund managed by GLL Real Estate Partners on the preliminary acquisition of the Kazimierz Office Center in Krakow, from Globe Trade Centre. Weil Gotshal Manges advised GTC on the deal. EUR 42 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity GLL Real Estate Partners; Globe Trade Centre
4/3/16 Dentons; JLL Dentons acted as legal counsel to Skanska Property Poland on the preliminary sale of its Dominikanski office building in Wroclaw, Poland, to Union Investment. JLL advised Union Investment. EUR 117 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Skanska Property Poland; Union Investment
4/3/16 Allen & Overy; Milbank Allen & Overy advised Turkish Airlines on the enhanced equipment trust certificate financing secured against three new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The Bookrunners were Citibank Global Markets, Goldman Sachs - both advised by Milbank - and Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, with BNP Paribas acting as Liquidity Facility Provider and Depositary. USD 328 million Turkey Aviation Banking/Finance Turkish Airlines
4/7/16 Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners The MZS law firm obtained a reversal of the judgment of the lower court on behalf of client Mining and Chemical Concern - a member of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation. EUR 16.7 million Russia Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery OJSC Semiconducting Silica Production Plant; Mining and Chemical Concern
4/8/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Atea Baltic, UAB, on its acquisition of 100% shareholding in UAB Baltnetos komunikacijos. EUR 10.4 million Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Atea Baltic; Baltnetos komunikacijos
4/8/16 Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) Gazprom withdrew from the investment arbitration it initiated three years ago against Lithuania regarding the country's then-new Law on Natural Gas, which implemented the EU Third Energy Package. Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) represented Lithuania in the dispute. N/A Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Gazprom; Lithuanian State
4/8/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds have advised the GUS (the biggest information bank in Poland) on various crucial data protection matters and consulted on the personal data protection issues raised by recent amendments to the law. N/A Poland Other TMT Glowny Urzad Statystyczny (GUS; Central Statistical Office)
4/9/16 Moral Law Firm The Moral Law Firm advised Termosar Isi Sistemleri A. S. and Kodsan Enerji A. S. on the establishment of a Joint Venture under Termosar with Minol Zenner SA, following a pre-merger stage closed with Kodsan Enerji A.S. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Minol Zenner SA.; Kodsan Enerji A. S.; Termosar Isi Sistemleri A. S.
4/9/16 Clifford Chance; Herguner; Freshfields The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership (on Turkish law matters) and Clifford Chance (on English law matters) advised the mandated lead arrangers for the financing of the Bilkent Ankara Integrated Health Campus Project in Ankara, Turkey, which will be developed under the public-private partnership model. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke and Freshfields advised sponsors DIA Holding FZCO and Ictas Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi. EUR 890 million Turkey Life Sciences Banking/Finance Bilkent Ankara Integrated Health Campus Project in Ankara; DIA Holding FZCO; Ictas Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
4/9/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko was elected as the official legal counsel of the Ukrainian Grain Association. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Other Ukrainian Grain Association
4/10/16 Wolf Theiss; Freshfields Wolf Theiss advised US-based investors Vivo Capital and OrbiMed on all Austrian legal aspects related to Nabriva Therapeutics' Series B financing. Freshfields (in Austria) and WilmerHale (in the United States) advised Nabriva on the financing. USD 120 million Austria Life Sciences Banking/Finance Vivo Capital; OrbiMed
4/10/16 Sorainen; Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) Sorainen advised UAB Baltnetos Komunikacijos and its shareholders on the acquisition of 100% of its shares by Atea. Atea was advised by Raidla Lejins & Norcous. EUR 10.4 million Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Atea; UAB Baltnetos Komunikacijos
4/10/16 Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Fidan & Fidan; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised the lender, Turkiye Is Bankasi, in connection with the financing of the Isparta integrated health campus public-private project in Isparta, Turkey. Fidan & Fidan represented the sponsor, Akfen Insaat. USD 240 million Turkey Life Sciences PPP/Infrastructure; Banking/Finance Turkiye Is Bankasi; Akfen Insaat; Isparta
4/13/16 Graf & Pitkowitz Graf & Pitkowitz represented Facebook in a class action-style lawsuit brought in Vienna by Max Schrems, an Austrian law school graduate claiming EUR 500 for each of the 25,000 users in the class. N/A Austria TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Max Schrems (Class action); Facebook
4/13/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Schaeffler on the issue of high-yield bonds. EUR 1.54 billion Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Schaeffler
4/14/16 Arato & Mousa; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Noerr; Schoenherr; Szecsenyi and Partners Noerr, Dorda Brugger Jordis, and Szecsenyi & Partners advised bauMax on the sale of its 13 Hungarian stores and 3 additional properties to Mobelix - a member of the XXXLutz group. Schoenherr advised bauMax's financial creditors on the matter, and XXXLutz was advised by Hungary's Arato & Mousa law firm. Noer acted as depositary, and represented the parties in all land registration procedures. USD 5 million Austria; Hungary Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction XXXLutz Group; bauMax AG; bauMax AG
4/14/16 Kocian Solc Balastik The High Court in Prague ruled that a representative of the Czech Landmark Association must issue an apology to Kocial Solc Balastik client Allesandro Pasquale, the CEO of Karlovy Vary Mineral Waters (KMV), for language it used when referring to him in a letter it sent to the Commission for Administrative Delicts. N/A Czech Republic Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Allesandro Pasquale; Czech Landmark Association
4/14/16 BDK BDK advised Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankasi (the Agricultural Bank of the Republic of Turkey), on the establishment of a bank in Montenegro. N/A Montenegro; Turkey Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankasi
4/14/16 Norton Rose Fulbright; Dentons Norton Rose Fulbright advised ING Bank Slaski, ING Bank N.V., and ING Bank N.V. London Branch, on a facility made available to TriGranit to refinance the existing indebtedness of the Bonarka City Center shopping mall in Krakow. Dentons advised TriGranit on the matter. EUR 193 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction ING Bank; TriGranit
4/15/16 Schoenherr; Gutt Olk Feldhaus Schoenherr advised windeln.de ("Windeln") on its acquisition of Feedo Sp. z o.o. ("Feedo"), including its online shops "www.feedo.cz", "www.feedo.sk" and "www.feedo.pl." The acquisition is in line with Windeln's strategy to expand its presence in the European market. The seller was assisted by Gutt Olk Feldhaus. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Germany Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A windeln.de; Feedo
4/15/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Capital in its investment in an on-line trip planning system TRAFI. The investment was made together with Octopus Titan VCT and Octopus Eclipse VCT funds, EBRD, and Baltcap Lithuania SME Fund LP. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Practica Capital; TRAFI
4/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised CTP on its acquisition of the Cefin Arad logistic park from Italian group Cefin. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction CTP; Cefin
4/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Willis Group Holdings plc on its firm offer to acquire 70% of Gras Savoye from Astorg Partners and the historic founding families of Gras Savoye. EUR 550 million Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Willis Group Holdings plc.; Gras Savoye
4/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised the Fondul Proprietatea closed-end fund, managed by Franklin Templeton Investments, in connection with the listing of GDRs on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Fondul Proprietatea
4/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance successfully defended Zoetis Belgium and Zoetis Romania in connection with the complaint filed in September 2014 by one of their distributors with the Romanian Competition Council for alleged anti-competitive behaviour. N/A Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Zoetis
4/15/16 BBH BBH successfully represented the PPF Group regarding its lease of premises to Rostelekom. N/A Russia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction PPF Group
4/15/16 Aequo; RPC Aequo advised the EBRD on Ukrainian law matters with regards to restructuring of the indebtedness occurred under a USD 36 million loan agreement with Interdon LLC, a Ukrainian subsidiary of a listed company Sadovaya Limited (Cyprus). RPC Acted as English counsel to the EBRD. In March 2015, the second stage of the restructuring project was concluded. USD 36 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Insolvency/Restructuring; Banking/Finance European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
4/16/16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised HYPO NOE, the association of mortgage banks of the Austrian Provinces, and Pfandbriefbank on how to ensure the timely payment of principal and interest to bondholders of Pfandbriefbank, which was affected by the Austrian Financial Market Authority's moratorium set on March 1, 2015. EUR 1.25 billion Austria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance HYPO NOE; the association of mortgage banks of the Austrian Provinces; Pfandbriefbank
4/16/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Van Gansewinkel Groep on the disposal of its Czech waste business to AVE CZ odpadove hospodarstvi, an EPH group company. N/A Czech Republic Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A AVE CZ odpadov- hospodarstvi; Van Gansewinkel Groep
4/16/16 Cleary Gottlieb Cleary Gottlieb successfully secured the dismissal of claims against the Hellenic Republic in an ICSID arbitration initiated by the Slovak bank, Postova banka, and its former Cypriot shareholder under the bilateral investment treaties between the Hellenic Republic and the Slovak Republic and Cyprus, respectively. EUR 500 million Greece; Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Postova banka; Hellenic Republic
4/17/16 AFR Rechtsanwalte; Binder Groesswang; Gleiss Lutz; Noerr; Taylor Wessing Binder Groesswang and Gleiss Lutz advised the Lenzing Group on the sale of its fully owned German subsidiary Dolan GmbH, and its 91.1% stake in European Carbon Fiber GmbH, to WHEB Partners of England and Jan Verdenhalven. Taylor Wessing and AFR Rechtsanwalte advised WHEB Partners, and Noerr advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Hannover. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity WHEB Partners; Lenzing Group
4/17/16 Noerr Noerr represented HETA Asset Resolution in a claim against the Hungarian state related to its unilateral contract modifications of retail loans. Noerr represented HETA before the courts of first and second instance, as well as the appeal before the Supreme Court of Hungary. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution HETA Asset Resolution Magyarorszag Zrt.; The Hungarian state
4/17/16 De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Selih & Partners; Schoenherr; Wolf Thess Wolf Theiss advised the Slovenian Pivovarna Lasko brewery and Schoenherr advised a consortium of shareholders in the company on Heineken's acquisition of a majority stake in the brewery. The Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Slovenian firm Selih & Partners advised Heineken. EUR 223.6 million Slovenia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Heineken; Pivovarna Lasko
4/17/16 Turunc The Turunc law firm represented Borsa Istanbul in its partnership with the London Stock Exchange relating to the trading of futures and options on Borsa Istanbul indices and stocks on the London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market. N/A Turkey Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Borsa Istanbul
4/20/16 Cobalt; Glimstedt; Linklaters; Slaughter & May Cobalt acted in cooperation with Linklaters as legal advisers to the Latvian Privatization Agency in its sale of 75% of the shares of Citadele Bank to Ripplewood Advisors and a group of 12 international investors. Glimstedt, acting in cooperation with Slaughter & May, advised Ripplewood Advisors. Ripplewood Advisors now owns 22.4% of the shares and the 12 co-investors have a 52.6% stake in the bank. The EBRD retained its 25% share in the bank. EUR 74.7 million Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Ripplewood Advisors LLC and a group of 12 international investors; Latvian Privatization Agency
4/20/16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Alior Bank on the financing of a medium-sized wind-farm project in in the Pomerania region of Poland. EUR 28.7 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Alior Bank
4/20/16 Russian Counsel The Russian Counsel law firm is providing ongoing corporate assistance to the UNIQLO clothing chain in Russia. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A UNIQLO
4/20/16 Turunc Turunc represented Borsa Istanbul in two related agreements with the London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME's parent company, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), pursuant to which (1) Borsa Istanbul, LME and HKEx will partner on the dissemination of market data and (2) Borsa Istanbul will acquire all of LME's stake in the clearing house LCH.Clearnet. N/A Turkey Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Borsa Istanbul
4/21/16 Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised Cimpress, the Dutch-listed printing group, on its acquisition of the Austrian online printing group druck.at, which was represented by Wolf Theiss. EUR 23.3 million Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cimpress; druck.at
4/21/16 Sajic The Sajic law firm advised LSA Brcko, a company with primarily Italian capital, on the acquisition of real estate, machinery, and equipment. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Real Estate/Construction LSA Brcko
4/21/16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners helped Jobbatical, an Estonian start-up focused on creating a marketplace for short-term jobs with life-changing experiences, to collect a EUR 260,000 investment round in October 2014. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Jobbatical
4/21/16 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Cofi, a new Estonian financial institution specializing in consumer credit and hire purchase, on its successful application for a credit institution licence from the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia Cofi Banking/Finance Cofi
4/21/16 Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised Aventicum Capital Management (Switzerland) on its acquisition, through affiliates, of two Polish companies from the Layetana Group (SPVs). Baker & McKenzie advised the Layetana Group. As part of the transaction, Aventicum also acquired certain loan facilities and receivables from the banks financing the development of both projects: KBC Bank and Bank Zachodni WBK. Clifford Chance advised the banks. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Aventicum Capital Management; Layetana Group; KBC Bank; Bank Zachodni WBK
4/21/16 Dentons Dentons reported that the Kemerovo Oblast Arbitration Court rejected a claim by Sibkonkord, shareholder of Siberian Cement, against Dentons' client Ciments Francais, seeking the annulment of a 2008 transaction in which Sibcem acquired its Turkish assets. EUR 50 million Russia; Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Sibkonkord; Ciments Francais
4/21/16 ODI ODI advised a consortium of banks on the financial restructuring of Cimos, the Slovenian automotive component manufacturer. EUR 530 million Slovenia; Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Restructuring/Insolvency; Banking/Finance DUTB d.d.
4/21/16 CMS CMS in Kyiv successfully represented mBank in a trademark dispute against Bank Mykhailivsky in the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Bank Mykhailivsky; mBank
4/21/16 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners successfully persuaded the Kyiv Commercial Court that the contract between the Kyiv City State Administration and firm client the -Trade Board company was valid and should be upheld. USD 11 million Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure -Trade Board ; Kyiv City State Administration
4/22/16 Dentons; Goralski & Goss Legal Dentons advised the Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund on the acquisition of the Nestle House office building, located in Warsaw's Mokotow district, from Kronos Real Estate. Kronos was represented by Goralski & Goss Legal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund (HPSIF); Kronos Real Estate
4/23/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Eversheds RTPR Allen & Overy advised a syndicate of banks made up of Banca Comerciala Romana S.A., as coordinator, ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Bucharest Branch, Raiffeisen Bank S.A., and UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. in relation to a credit facility granted to KMG International N.V. (former The Rompetrol Group N.V.). The London office of Eversheds advised the borrower. USD 360 million Romania Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.; as coordinator; ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Bucharest Branch; Raiffeisen Bank S.A. and UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A.; KMG International N.V.
4/24/16 Baker & McKenzie; White & Case Baker & McKenzie advised Uniwheels AG in connection with its initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. White & Case advised Dom Maklerski mBanku, acting as the Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Offering Agent, mBank, acting as the Underwriter, and Bank Zachodni WBK, acting as the Joint Bookrunner, Joint Offering Agent and Underwriter. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Uniwheels AG; Dom Maklerski mBank; mBank; Bank Zachodni WBK
4/25/16 Addleshaw Goddard As part of a wider restructuring, Addleshaw Goddard advised Tate & Lyle on the re-alignment of Eaststarch, its European joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland. EUR 240 million Bulgaria; Hungary; Slovakia; Turkey Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Tate & Lyle
4/25/16 Magnusson Magnusson advised the Immofinanz Group on commercialization of the retail space of the Tarasy Zamkowe Shopping Center in Lublin, Poland, and advised on negotiations of its lease agreements with tenants. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Immofinanz
4/25/16 Jadek & Pensa; Selih & Partners Selih & Partners advised Podravka on its acquisition of 183,386 shares of the Zito food production company from a consortium of sellers consisting of Slovenski drzavni holding, Modra zavarovalnica, KD Kapital, KD Skladi, Adriatic Slovenica, and NLB Skladi. The sellers were represented by Jadek & Pensa. EUR 33 million Slovenia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Podravka; Slovenski drzavni holding; Modra zavarovalnica; KD Kapital; KD Skladi, Adriatic Slovenica; NLB Skladi
4/25/16 ODI; Rojs, Peljhan Prelesnik & partners ODI advised a consortium of 8 banks on an out-of-court financial restructuring of Slovenian poultry production company Perutnina Ptuj - which was represented by Rojs, Peljhan Prelesnik & partners. EUR 100 million Slovenia Agribusiness Restructuring/Insolvency Abanka
4/27/16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised AGM Automotive on the entrance into a strategic partnership with Cross Industries in the car carpet production sector, and on the AGM Automotive acquisition of a majority stake of Durmont Teppichbodenfabrik. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A AGM Automotive; Durmont Teppichbodenfabrik
4/27/16 Samardzic Samardzic - the Serbian arm of Austria's Specht & Partner law firm - advised Austria's System Industrie Electronic Holding on its acquisition of a controlling share in Tagor Electronic, a closely-held manufacturer of electronic devices. N/A Austria; Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A System Industrie Electronic Holding; Tagor Electronic
4/27/16 Allen & Overy; CMS; PeliFilip; PRK Partners Allen & Overy and CMS advised the Lama Energy Group on the acquisition of Digi Czech Republic from RCS & RDS. RCS & RDS was represented by PeliFilip and PRK Partners. N/A Czech Republic; Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lama Energy Group; RCS & RDS
4/27/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised AGC Automotive Europe on the acquisition of a 100% stake in NordGlass (Poland) from Polish Enterprise Fund VI (PEF VI). GBP 57 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity AGC Automotive Europe; Enterprise Fund VI
4/27/16 Dentons Dentons advised ERG Renew, the largest Italian wind energy operator and one of the leading wind companies in Europe, on the acquisition of two wind parks in Poland. EUR 23 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources ERG Renew
4/27/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP provided legal advice to Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo on the introduction of the first ever discount scheme for strategic gas customers. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo
4/28/16 Ecovis Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar successfully represented Ukraine International Airlines in a dispute with Ukraine's Finance & Credit Bank. N/A Ukraine Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery Ukraine International Airlines; Finance & Credit Bank
4/29/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Bernhard Ramsauer, the former CEO of Deutsche Bank Austria, on his acquisition of shares of Semper Constantia Privatbank during a management buy-in, and his appointment as new chairman of the board of Semper Constantia. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bernhard Ramsauer; Semper Constantia Privatbank
4/29/16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Loyens and Loeff Allen & Overy advised Komercni banka on German law in connection with refinancing of MND, the largest oil and gas producing company in the Czech Republic. Clifford Chance acted as legal advisor to MND with respect to Czech law and Loyens and Loeff acted as legal advisor to MND with respect to Dutch law. EUR 250 million Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Czech banks led by Komercni banka
4/29/16 DSS Partners; Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos Koves & Partners Kocian Solc Balastik and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised Karlovarske mineralni vody on the acquisition of Szentkiralyi Asvanyviz, which was advised on the sale by DSS Partners. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Karlovarske mineralni vody; Szentkiralyi Asvanyviz
4/29/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG persuaded the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection to annul a previous decision that Deutsche Bank Polska had infringed on the collective interests of consumers. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection; Deutsche Bank Polska
4/29/16 Ashurst; Cailliau & Colakel; Turunc Turunc acted as Turkish counsel and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton acted as international counsel to IMS Health in connection with the company's acquisition of certain information solutions and customer relationship management businesses of Cegedim. Ashurst acted as international counsel and Cailliau & Colakel as Turkish counsel to Cegedim. USD 520 Million Turkey Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A IMS Health; Cegedim
4/30/16 CMS CMS advised L&Bee on the acquisition of its Belgian and Polish activities by Kompan Danmark A/S. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kompan Danmark A/S; L&Bee
4/30/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds supported PGE in the preparation of a new element of the public procurement procedures organised by PGE - verification of so called -negative experiences of contractors. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources PPP/Infrastructure PGE SA
4/30/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - in collaboration with Macfarlanes - successfully persuaded an English court that the court did not have jurisdiction over bankruptcy claims brought by Erste Group Bank against the Russian State Corporation Rostec and its affiliate RT Capital. N/A Russia Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Insolvency/Restructuring Erste Group Bank; Rostec; RT Capital
4/30/16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully protected Megainpharm's patent for the Okomistin antiseptic. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Megainpharm; DARNYTSIA
5/1/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Acting on behalf of the Environmental Ombudsmen for Carinthia, CHSH successfully persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court in Austria to uphold the ruling of the Federal Administrative Court regarding an environmental impact assessment for the 220 kV overhead line between the Austrian communities of Weidenburg and Somplago. N/A Austria Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources N/A
5/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented cP Invest Realitni uzavreny investicni fond a.s., one of the investment arms of the Generali Group, in the acquisition of an historic building in Prague. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Generali Group
5/1/16 White & Case White & Case advised RSJ Private Equity in relation to its participation in Series B-2 preferred equity financing of Juventas Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing non-viral gene therapies to treat advanced cardiovascular diseases. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity RSJ Private Equity; Juventas Therapeutics
5/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented of TAMEH, an energy group that is a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Tauron, in respect of up to CZK 2.39 billion and PLN 507 million senior term and revolving facilities provided to the TAMEH group by a syndicate of international lenders arranged by Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. and Raiffeisenbank a.s. CZK 2.4 billion and PLN 507 million; CZK 1.2 billion Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance TAMEH HOLDING SP. Z O.O.
5/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt has agreed to develop the legal structure for the Good Deed Foundation, which is promoting the first ever social impact bonds project in Estonia. N/A Estonia Other Banking/Finance Good Deed Foundation
5/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt assisted Bessemer Venture Partners in due diligence of the Estonian subsidiary and R&D center of cloud based sales software provider Pipedrive. USD 9 million Estonia TMT Banking/Finance; Private Equity Bessemer Venture Partners
5/1/16 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised PZU on the sale of 99.88% of its shares in PZU Lietuva to Gjensidige Forskiring. Cobalt advised Gjensidige Forskiring on the deal. EUR 54 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Gjensidige Forsikring ASA; PZU Lietuva; Gjensidige Forsikring ASA
5/1/16 Cabinet Gregoire; Drakopoulos; Squire Patton Boggs Drakopoulos represented the Intrakat Group in a dispute with Vinci Construction. The firm worked together with a French team from Squire Patton Boggs, while Vinci Construction was represented by Cabinet Gregoire. EUR 14,5 million Greece Litigation/Dispute Resolution Real Estate/Construction Vinci constuctions; Intrakat; Intrakat
5/1/16 Dentons Dentons advised Warner Music Group on its acquisition of the Polskie Nagrania entreprise in liquidation bankruptcy. USD 2.2 million Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Warner Music Group (Poland); Polskie Nagrania
5/1/16 Archers Legal; Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Norton Rose Fulbright DZP Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and Dentons advised Wielton SA on the purchase of 65.31% of shares in Fruehauf Expansion SAS from the MBO Capital 2 FCPR Fund. The agreement provides for an option to purchase the remaining 34.69% of shares, currently owned by Francis Doblin (Fruehauf's CEO) and Dauphine Investisseent, at the end of 2017. Francis Doblin was supported by the Archers Law Firm. The acquisition was partially financed by a credit facility obtained from BGZ BNP Paribas S.A. and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, both advised by Norton Rose Fulbright. EUR 9.5 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Wielton; MBO Capital 2 FCPR Fund
5/1/16 Karnovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised the Deposit Insurance Agency, which represented the Republic of Serbia, the EBRD, and the International Finance Corporation, on their joint sale of shares in Serbian Cacanska Banka. EUR 10.1 million Serbia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Halk Bank; Deposit Insurance Agency
5/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Mivne Group, on the EUR 25.5 million development of Zemun Park - the first retail park in Belgrade. EUR 25.5 million Serbia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Banking/Finance Mivne Group - Fishman Group
5/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Utair, one of the largest Russian airlines, on the bankrupcy and liquidation of its subsidiary in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Aviation Insolvency/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Utair
5/1/16 Arnold & Porter; Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the prospective issue of 1.847% Guaranteed Notes due 2020 fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Agency for International Development. White & Case LLP advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Arnold & Porter LLP and Sayenko Kharenko advised the Initial Purchasers. USD 1 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
5/4/16 CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Hogan Lovells; Schoenherr CMS and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Mobiltel EAD, the Bulgarin subsidiary of Telekom Austria AG, on its acquisition of Blizoo Media and Broadband EAD from EQT V L.P. Hogan Lovells and Schoenherr advised EQT V. N/A Austria; Bulgaria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mobiltel EAD; EQT V L.P.
5/4/16 CMS; Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Zagrebacka burza d.d. (ZSE), a Croatia-based company engaged in operating stock exchange, acquired Ljubljanska borza, d. d. (LJSE), a Slovenia-based company engaged in operating stock exchange, from Wiener Boerse AG (VSE), an Austria-based company engaged in operating stock exchange and a subsidiary of CEE Stock Exchange Group AG, an Austria-based holding company having interest in companies engaged in operating stock exchange, for an undisclosed consideration. CMS and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised on the deal. N/A Austria; Croatia; Slovenia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Zagrebacka burza d.d.; Wiener Boerse AG
5/4/16 Clifford Chance; CMS CMS advised Erste Group Bank AG, which, through its subsidiary Erste Befektetesi Zrt., acquired Citi's Hungary-based retail banking, consumer loans and cards businesses. Citi was assisted by Clifford Chance N/A Austria; Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Erste Group Bank AG; Citi
5/4/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised BayWa on the acquisition of 90% of the share capital of Patberg SRL (currently Baywa Romania). N/A Romania Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A BayWa; Patberg SRL (currently BayWa Romania)
5/4/16 Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan Lovells Debevoise & Plimpton advised Uralkali on a pre-export finance facility with a syndicate of eight international banks. Hogan Lovells advised the banks. USD 800 Million Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Uralkali; Natixis; ING Bank Societe Generale; Nordea Bank; ROSBANK; Commerzbank; IKB; Industrial Commercial Bank of China; China Construction Bank
5/5/16 Glimstedt; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Plesner Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) - working with the Plesner law firm from Denmark - advised Kyocera Unimerco on its acquisition of Garsdalio medienos technologija. Glimstedt represented the seller - Ole Garsdal, the CEO and founder of Lithuania's Garsdalo Medienos Technologija. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kyocera Unimerco; Garsdalio medienos technologija
5/5/16 Sulija Partners Sulija Partners advised Small Planet Airlines on the dry lease of an Airbus A320 aircraft from Pegasus Aviation IV, Inc., a subsidiary of a US-based worldwide aircraft leasing company. N/A Lithuania Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Small Planet Airlines
5/5/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP successfully advised the Malaysian Embassy in a dispute with the city of Warsaw over the perpetual usufruct to real estate purchased many years ago for diplomatic purposes. N/A Poland Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Malaysian Embassy; City of Warsaw
5/6/16 Baker & McKenzie; Dentons; Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case Two funds advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges - one managed by Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych PZU and the other by Templeton Asset Management - invested in easyPack, a company established in 2012 by Integer.pl Group and PineBridge Investments. At the same time, BGK, the state-owned bank in Poland, provided a debt arrangement to easyPack. Integer.pl was advised by Baker & McKenzie on both the investment and loan; Dentons advised PineBridge Investments while BGK was advised by White & Case. EUR 81.7 million and USD 36.7 million Hungary; Poland Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity PineBridge Investments; Integer.pl Group; Funduszy Inwestycyjnych PZU; Templeton Asset Management
5/6/16 Red Red successfully recovered the country-code top-level domain name pepsi.lv for PepsiCo. N/A Latvia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks PepsiCo
5/6/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised SEB Bank on the financing it provided for the Palanga bypass project, involving the construction of a bypass on the Klaipeda-Liepaja road. EUR 35.8 million Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance SEB Bank
5/6/16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons acted as legal counsel to Union Investment on the acquisition of the Focus Park shopping center in Rybnik, Poland. The seller, Aviva Investors Polish Retail, was advised by Linklaters. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Union Investment; Aviva Investors Polish Retail
5/6/16 Atoz; Dentons (BASEAK); Field Fisher; Herguner; King & Spalding; Paul Weiss Herguner advised the Delivery Hero online and mobile food ordering company on the company's acquisition of Yemeksepeti. The London office of Paul Weiss advised the General Atlantic private equity firm on the sale, and BASEAK (the Turkish arm of Dentons) advised on the exiting of Yemeksepeti's founders Gokhan Akan, Cem Nufusi, Melih Odemis, and Nevzat Aydin. In addition, King & Spalding was international counsel to Delivery Hero on the acquisition. Luxembourg law advice on the transaction was provided by Atoz, and Competition law advice was provided by Field Fisher. USD 589 million Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Delivery Hero; Yemeksepeti
5/6/16 Integrites Integrites acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on the increase of a loan up to USD 16 million to Nadezhda, the Ukrainian operator of liquefied petroleum gas and petrol stations. EUR 14.22 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance EBRD
5/7/16 Sorainen At the request of the Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority, Sorainen, together with the Estonian Centre for Applied Research, is analyzing the effects of Rail Baltic - an environmentally-friendly high speed rail network which will connect Estonia with the Latvia, Lithuania, and the rest of Europe. N/A Estonia Logistics/Transportation Other Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority
5/7/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Wirtualna Polska Holding and its selling shareholder, European Media Holding - an entity controlled by the Innova Capital private equity fund - on the initial public offering of shares and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. EUR 72.8 million Poland TMT Capital Markets Wirtualna Polska Holding
5/7/16 NNDKP; Schoenherr Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen assisted the Bucharest City Hall in a municipal bond issuance. The transaction was intermediated by a consortium led by Raiffeisen Bank and which included BT Securities and was advised on the matter by Schoenherr. EUR 500 million Romania Other Capital Markets Bucharest City Hall; Raiffeisen Bank; BT Securities
5/7/16 Pachiu & Associates Following Chevron's decision to terminate its operations in Romania due to poor exploration results and extensive protests by environmentalists, Pachiu & Associates is assisting the company in the decommissioning and abandonment of its operations in the country. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Chevron
5/8/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges Weil Gotshal & Manges acted as lead legal counsel on matters of Polish, U.K., and U.S. law to joint global coordinators Goldman Sachs International, Dom Maklerski Mercurius, Pekao Investment Banking, and UniCredit Bank, in connection with the April 16, 2015 initial public offering of Idea Bank on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. EUR 63 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Goldman Sachs International; Dom Maklerski Mercurius; Pekao Investment Banking; UniCredit Bank; Idea Bank
5/8/16 BDK BDK advised the online security company AVG Technologies on Serbian aspects of its global acquisition of Privax, a leading provider of desktop and mobile privacy services. USD 60 million Serbia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A AVG Technologies; Privax
5/11/16 Allen & Overy; Feshfields; The Regional Court of Munich ruled in favor of Bayerische Landesbank, represented by Freshfields, in its dispute with Heta Asset Resolution AG, represented by Allen & Overy. EUR 2.26 billion Austria Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bayerische Landesbank; Heta Asset Resolution AG
5/11/16 Dominas & Partners; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen Dominas & Partners advised K2 LT on its IPO and listing on the NASDAQ-First North-market. Sorainen and Lawin (now Ellex) were involved in the initial stage when shareholders intented to sell 100% of shares to one strategic investor (though each represented a different potential buyer). EUR 10 million Lithuania TMT Capital Markets; Corporate/Commercial/M&A K2 LT
5/11/16 Dentons; Goralski & Goss Legal Dentons advised the Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund on the acquisition of the Nestle House office building, located in Warsaw's Mokotow district, from Kronos Real Estate. Kronos was represented by Goralski & Goss Legal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund; Kronos Real Estate
5/12/16 BDK BDK Advokati advised the Vienna-based TTTech technology company on its acquisition of 35% of RT-RK's share capital. N/A Serbia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A TTTech; RT-RK
5/13/16 Binder Groesswang; Schoenherr Binder Groesswang advised project developer Raiffeisen Property International on the sale of the space2move office building in Vienna to the Union Investment Real Estate company, in Germany, which was represented by Schoenherr. EUR 185 million Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Union Investment; Raiffeisen Property International
5/13/16 Clifford Chance; DLA Piper; Dorda Brugger Jordis. Clifford Chance acted as international transaction counsel and DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach acted as Austrian co-counsel advising the underwriters in connection with the capital increase of UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft. Baader Bank and Erste Group acted as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers. UBM was advised by Dorda Brugger Jordis. EUR 58.5 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft
5/13/16 Accordserve; Harneys; Norton Rose Fullbright; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau & Mitel; Wilegal Amethyst Radiotherapy confirmed that the Accession Mezzanine Capital III fund - administered by Mezzanine Management - participated in the capital increase approved by Amethyst management at the end of April, thus becoming a shareholder in the company. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the capital deal with Norton Rose Fullbright; Vilau & Mitel; Harneys; Wilegal; Accordserve also advising on the matter. N/A Romania Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Accession Mezzanine Capital III; Amethyst Radiotherapy
5/14/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna and other banks on new financing of Prazska Plynarenska Group. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Ceska sporitelna and other banks
5/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised LR Global Holding GmbH ("LR") on a EUR 10 million debt pushdown and related corporate restructuring. Schoenherr had also advised LR on a previous acquisition financing which followed buy-side due diligence. EUR 10 million Czech Republic Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A LR Global Holding GmbH
5/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Teclac Werner GmbH on a joint venture with WITTE Acces Technology s.r.o. in relation to the construction and operation of a specialised paint application facility for the automotive industry. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Teclac Werner GmbH;WITTE Acces Technology s.r.o.
5/15/16 Havel Holasek & Partners; ODI; Stojan Zdolsek; Ulcar & Partners; White & Case ODI and Havel Holasek & Partners advised Ceska Sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka on financing of the acquisition of Kofola's acquisition of Radenska from Lasko. ODI advised the club lenders on Slovenian law aspects of the deal, with Havel Holasek & Partners advising on Czech law aspects. White & Case and Ulcar & Partners advised the buyer Kofola, and independent attorney Stojan Zdolsek advised Lasko. EUR 69 million Czech Republic; Slovenia Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kofola; Lasko; Ceska Sporitelna; Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka
5/15/16 Lawin (now Klavins Ellex) Lawin (now Klavins Ellex) successfully represented Re:Baltica, the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, in a defamation case involving research about offshore companies that use international money-laundering networks through Latvian banks that was published on the Re:Baltica website. N/A Latvia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Re:Baltica
5/15/16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised AIG on opening a shared services center in Vilnius to engage in insurance support activities and other shared services functions. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A AIG
5/15/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners represented Multi Veste Ukraine in a dispute based on the claim of a public prosecutor and the city council regarding invalidation of a land plot sale and purchase agreement, invalidation of a state land ownership certificate, cancellation of an entry in the land register regarding state registration of the land plot, and entry of information about the termination of rights to the State Register of Proprietary Rights following the invalidation and cancellation of the council's decision on the sale of a non-agricultural land plot to a legal entity. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction public prosecutor and the city council; Multi Veste Ukraine
5/18/16 CasePro Law Firm; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised New Europe Venture Equity II S.C.A. SICAR on the funding of an Indian business initiative. CasePro Law Firm advised on Indian matters N/A Bulgaria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity New Europe Venture Equity II S.C.A. SICAR
5/18/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar represented LLC A.B.C., company working on luxury real estate projects in Kyiv, in a dispute with the Economy Department of Kyiv City Administration, in connection with the contsruction of the Prestige Hall residential complex in Kyiv. USD 436,000 Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution LLC A.B.C.; Economy Department of Kyiv City Administration
5/18/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar represented LLC Baukom in a dispute involving debt collection in relation to the sublease of special equipment used for road repair in preparation for Euro 2012. USD 47 million Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery LLC Baukom ; Representative office of Turkish company
5/19/16 DLA Piper; Kamburov & Partners; Eversheds DLA Piper advised Aryzta AG in its acquisition of the Fornetti Group. Kambourov & Partners advised on the Bulgarian part of Aryzta AG's acquisition. Eversheds was lead counsel to the vedor. N/A Bulgaria; Hungary Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; IP/Trademarks Aryzta AG; Palasti Vagyonkezelo Kft.
5/19/16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised Slovak Telekom in connection with the sale by the Slovak state of its entire 49% stake in Slovak Telekom via IPO. Eventually, the Slovak state decided to cancel the IPO and sell the stake directly to Deutsche Telekom (already holding 51% in Slovak Telekom) at the last minute. White & Case was the adviser to the banks in the aborted IPO. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia TMT Capital Markets Slovak Telekom
5/19/16 Vegas Lex Russia's Vegas Lex law firm agreed to represent Prosveshcheniye, which the firm describes as "a major and greatly respected publisher of educational material." N/A Russia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Prosveshcheniye
5/19/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Sayenko Kharenko Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of torg.ua - Ukraine's leading classifieds free ads site - to MIH Allegro, a part of the South African-owned NASPERS media corporation. Sayenko Kharenko represented MIH Allegro on the deal. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A MIH Allegro; Avito Holding
5/21/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH reported that the EU General Court in Luxembourg issued a judgment on May 13, 2015 rejecting both appeals brought by airline Niki in connection with the acquisition of Austrian Airlines by Lufthansa, bringing a long dispute to an end. CHSH represented OBIB (at the time doing business as OIAG), the seller of AUA. N/A Austria Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Niki; Lufthansa
5/21/16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised Kaufland on the development and construction of its 52nd store in Bulgaria, which officially opened its doors on April 8. N/A Bulgaria Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction Kaufland
5/21/16 Dominas & Partners Dominas & Partners advised K2 LT in connection with its listing on the NASDAQ First North market. N/A Lithuania TMT Capital Markets K2 LT
5/21/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Vastint regarding its lease of an A-class office building in Vilnius to DGITL, the IT service centre of Danske Bank in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Vastint
5/21/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca represented Petrol before the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority with regard to the issuance of the electricity trading license to its Romanian subsidiary. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Petrol
5/21/16 Dubinsky & Osharova Dubinsky & Osharova reported that it had successfully persuaded the Kyiv Commercial Court to rule in favor of Citibank, N. A., and to terminate the Ukrainian certificate for the -Citibank trademark registered in the name of Sfera Capital, LLC. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Citibank; Sfera Capital
5/22/16 DLA Piper; CMS DLA Piper advised UniCredit Bank Austria as a lender on the financing of the acquisition and the construction of two Lower Austrian wind farms. CMS advised the borrowers, Energie AG Oberosterreich and 4P Envest. EUR 43 million Austria Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance UniCredit Bank Austria; Energie AG Oberosterreich; 4P Envest
5/22/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; CMS CHSH advised the Immofinanz Group in connection with financing of EUR 300 million for a prime Austrian real estate portfolio, with CMS advising Bank Austria and pbb Pfandbriefbank on the deal. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Immofinanz Group
5/22/16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners coordinated and finalized a transaction between the Belarusian mobile games developer Melesta Games and Wargaming. N/A Belarus TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Wargaming; Melesta Games
5/22/16 Revera Consulting Group The Revera Consulting Group provided general counseling to the Industrial Park Development Company - a joint-stock company jointly owned by China and Belarus - on the creation of a special economic zone in Belarus known as -Great Stone", as well as assisting on the selection of and negotiation with the general contractor which constructed the industrial park. N/A Belarus Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Tax Industrial Park Development Company
5/22/16 Dentons; Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski i Wspolnicy Dentons advised IK Investment Partners on the sale of part of the Agros Nova Group to Maspex. The buyer was advised by Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski i Wspolnicy. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Maspex; IK Investment Partners
5/22/16 Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan Lovells; Lydian Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised NLMK Europe Plate Division in signing and closing a revolving collateralized credit facility with four international banks, led by Deutsche Bank as Coordinator, Bookrunner, and Agent. Deutsche Bank was advised by lawyers from Hogan Lovells. Lydian acted as Belgian counsel. EUR 250 million Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Deutsche Bank; NLMK Group
5/22/16 Arzinger; Asters Asters acted as legal counsel to Europe Virgin Fund L.P., a regional private equity fund, in connection with its investment in the VENBEST Group, a leading private security services market operator in Ukraine. Arzinger represented the VENBEST Group on the transaction. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Europe Virgin Fund L.P.; VENBEST Group
5/25/16 CMS; Komosa Imielowski CMS advised the Resource Partners funds on the sale of their majority stake in the Polish rice cake manufacturer Good Food Products to the Czech-based investment fund Hartenberg Holding. The buyer was advised by the Komosa Imielowski law firm. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Hartenberg Holding; Resource Partners
5/25/16 Kinstellar; Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifiti Attorney Partnership) Yegin Cifiti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised CarrefourSA on the acquisition of an 85% stake in Kiler Alisveris Hizmetleri, which was represented by Kinstellar Turkey. N/A Turkey Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A CarrefourSA; Kiler Alisveris Hizmetleri
5/26/16 Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie); YukselKarkinKucuk The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - and Baker & McKenzie's London office, advised Akbank on a private finance loan to SOCAR, Turkey's largest foreign investor. The loan has a 13 year-maturity and a 3 year-grace period, and is designed to finance the development of the Petlim container terminal in Izmir. YukselKarkinKucuk advised the borrower Petlim Limancilik Ticaret A.S. and the guarantor Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S. (a SOCAR affiliate). USD 212 million Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance SOCAR; Akbank
5/26/16 Antika Antika successfully defended the interests of AWT Bavaria in a tax dispute against the State Tax Inspection in Dnepropetrovsk. USD 57,000 Ukraine Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution AWT Bavaria; State Tax Inspection in Dnepropetrovsk city
5/27/16 Wolf Theiss; Dimitar Grozev Wolf Theiss Bulgaria advised the STS Medical Group on the acquisition of Salvamed AD, the Bulgarian branch of Luigi Salvadori S.P.A., which came as part of STS Medical's global acquisition of Luigi Salvadori. Salvamed was represented by Bulgarian lawyer Dimitar Grozev. N/A Bulgaria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A STS Medical Group; Luigi Salvadori
5/27/16 Roedl & Partner Roedl & Partner advised the Dr. Oetker group of companies on its acquisition of Alex Desserts, the Romanian baked goods brand, from Alex & Comp. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Dr. Oetker; Alex & Comp
5/28/16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised on the incorporation of a new joint venture in Belarus: the China Merchants China-Belarus Commerce & Logistics Corporation CJSC. N/A Belarus Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A China Merchants China-Belarus Commerce & Logistics Corporation CJSC
5/28/16 Norton Rose Fulbright; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised the Aviva insurance group on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Expander Advisors from the Innova Capital private equity fund, which was advised by Norton Rose Fulbright. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Aviva; Expander Advisors
5/28/16 Allen & Overy; Dentons Dentons advised the European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3 (EPISO 3) fund, managed by Tristan Capital Partners, on the acquisition of the Enterprise Office Park and adjacent land in Krakow from Hesanta Investments and Modestia Investments. Allen & Overy advised Hesanta Investments on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3; Hesanta Investments; Modestia Investments
5/29/16 Cederquist; Hannes Snellman; Red; Sorainen Red advised Graanul Invest on its acquisition of SIA Latgran, the largest wood pellet producer in Latvia, from shareholders BillerudKorsnas AB and Baltic Resources AB. Sorainen - working together with the Swedish law firm Cederquist - assisted Latgran Biofuels in the sale of its shares in Latgran. Hannes Snellman advised on Swedish elements of the deal. N/A Latvia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Graanul Invest; BillerudKorsnas AB; Baltic Resources AB
5/29/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Lithuanian-owned TV and Internet company Init on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Dokeda. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Init; Dokeda
5/29/16 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie's Kyiv office became an official partner of the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Other Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development
5/30/16 Alston & Bird LLP; CMS CMS advised Advent International Corporation on its sale of the KAI Group to Mohawk Industries, Inc., the listed US-based producer of floor covering products for residential and commercial applications. Alston & Bird LLP advised Mohawk. N/A Bulgaria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mohawk Industries, Inc.; Advent International Corporation
6/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic drafted an Inception Report for Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP), the Croatian national power company, in relation to project Dubrovnik II, involving the construction of a small hydro power plant in Dubrovnik. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia Energy/Natural Resources Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP)
6/1/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised automotive supplier Cimos d.d. in the attempt of out of court restructuring and later in a compulsory settlement. EUR 400 million Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia; Serbia; Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Insolvency/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cimos d.d.
6/1/16 White & Case White & Case acted as a transaction counsel in connection with the issue of CZK 3.9 billion 3.0 per cent fixed-rate domestic bonds due 2020 issued by Skoda Transportation a.s. CZK 3.9 billion Czech Republic Logistics/Transportation Capital Markets SKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s.
6/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Morgan Stanley as arranger in connection with an annual update of the EUR 4 billion EMTN programme of the Czech Export Bank. N/A Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Morgan Stanley
6/1/16 Castlegreen; Hannes Snellman; Hansen Law; Sorainen; Travers Smith; Wiersholm Sorainen announced that its Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania offices - working together with Hannes Snellman, Wiersholm, and Travers Smith - advised the Bridgepoint private equity group on the acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group from the Ratos private equity conglomerate and Bonnier Holding. The Hansen Law and Castlegreen law firms represented the NCG management on the deal. EUR 500 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Bridgepoint; Ratos; Bonnier Holding
6/1/16 Kapolyi Law Firm Kapolyi Law Firm advised Kozolt Hungary Ltd. on the acquisition of an office building in the 2nd district of Budapest from TBA Ltd. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Kozolt Hungary; TBA Ltd.
6/1/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised JSW on the acquisition of the Knurow-Szczyglowice coal mine from Kompania Weglowa and financing of the transaction. PLN 1.5 billion Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Capital Markets JSW (Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa); Kompania Weglowa
6/1/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised TVN on the information and ordering process and on the necessary amendments required by the consumer law for online services with multimedia content. N/A Poland TMT IP/Trademarks TVN
6/1/16 Clifford Chance; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised a group of banks on a PLN 496 million loan facility financing and pari passu PLN 125 million domestic bond financing advanced to American Heart of Poland and its subsidiaries, which were advised by Clifford Chance. PLN 621 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance American Heart of Poland
6/1/16 Addleshaw Goddard; Noerr Noerr advised Tate & Lyle plc on merger clearance for the change from joint to sole control over Amylum Slovakia spol. s r.o. Addleshaw Goddard coordinated the deal globally . EUR 240 million Poland; Slovakia Agribusiness Competition; Labor Law Tate & Lyle plc; Amylum Slovakia spol. s r.o.; Tate & Lyle
6/1/16 Baker & Mackenzie; Biris Goran; Cravath Swain & Moore; Weil Gotshal & Manges Biris Goran, instructed by Weil Gotshall & Manges, assisted Atos on Romanian matters related to its acquisition of Xerox's IT outsourcing operations. Baker & McKenzie also advised Atos and Cravath Swain & Moore assisted Xerox. USD 1.05 billion (Global Deal Value) Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Atos; Xerox
6/1/16 Biris Goran Biris Goran assisted the Gran Via developer on its acquisition of a 10,341 square meter land plot for the development of a major residential project in the central area of Bucharest. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Gran Via
6/1/16 Biris Goran; Clifford Chance Biris Goran assisted the owners of Maravet in relation to its sale of a controlling stake to Henry Schein Inc. Clifford Chance advised the buyer. N/A Romania Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Henry Schein; Korponay family
6/1/16 NNDKP Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised RR Media on its acquisition of Eastern Space Systems in Romania. N/A Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A RR Media; Eastern Space Systems
6/1/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca advised Belfast-based Seopa Ltd. on its acquisition of Timisoara-based Acrux Software. N/A Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Seopa Ltd.; Acrux Software
6/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised ICME ECAB with respect to staff relocation, internal transfer, and secondment matters, addressing potential red flags, tax, and regulatory issues. N/A Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Labor Law ICME ECAB
6/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Coca Cola with respect to the termination of a personnel supply and employment service provision agreement. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Labor Law Coca Cola
6/1/16 Peterka & Partners Peterka & Partners provided legal assistance to the Slovak branch of the French dairy group Senoble on its sale of shares in Senoble Central Europe - a Slovak subsidiary - to the international dairy group Schreiber. N/A Slovakia Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Schreiber; Senoble
6/1/16 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the purpose of implementing the Bortnychi Sewage Treatment Plant Modernisation Project. JPY 108.2 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
6/2/16 Clifford Chance; CMS CMS advised Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate, on the acquisition of the Westgate Park Rudna from Europa Capital, which was advised by Clifford Chance. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Prologis; Europa Capital
6/2/16 WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB acted as legal counsel to Marquard Media Polska on the acquisition of 80% of the shares in Papilot sp. z o.o. from G7 Media. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Marquard Media Polska; G7 Media
6/2/16 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented Panasonic Marketing Europe in the Bucharest Court of Appeal in canceling a fine imposed by the Competition Council of Romania. EUR 46,000 Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Panasonic Marketing Europe; Competition Council of Romania
6/2/16 Paksoy Paksoy advised Ekol Gida on the acquisition by Cargill's animal nutrition business of a 51% stake in the company. N/A Turkey Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cargill; Ekol Gida
6/3/16 Baier The Baier law firm in Vienna advised Sigmapharm Arzneimittel on legal issues related to the relocation of its plant from Vienna to Hornstein, in the eastern Burgenland state of Austria. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Sigmapharm Arzneimittel
6/3/16 Selih & Partners; ODI Selih & Partners advised Lindab AB on its acquisition of IMP Klima Group from Hidria Group. ODI advised Hidria on the deal. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A IMP Klima Group; Hidria Group
6/3/16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised O2 Czech Republic on the spin-off of Ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A O2 Czech Republic
6/3/16 Red The Red law firm advised Linda Nektar on the listing of its shares on the alternative market First North. N/A Estonia Retail/FMCG Capital Markets Linda Nektar
6/3/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Svago Retail, a Finnish company formerly operating under the brand name Tiimari, that is facing insolvency proceedings, about the liquidation of VLTN Latvia, its subsidiary in Latvia. N/A Latvia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Svago Retail
6/3/16 Baker & McKenzie; CMS CMS successfully advised Novascon Pharmaceuticals, the Polish maker of OTC drugs, on the sale of its Pneumolan brand to Walmark, the CEE healthcare company. Walmark was advised by Baker & McKenzie. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Walmark; Novascon Pharmaceuticals
6/3/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised the shareholders and founders of NextWeb Media Group - the owner of abcZdrowie.pl and Parenting.pl on-line portals and the Blomedia.pl blog platform - in the sale of 100% of shares in NextWeb Media to Wirtualna Polska Holding. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the buyer. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Wirtualna Polska Holding; Pamoja Capital and Jakub Zielinski
6/3/16 White & Case On May 14, 2015, the Supreme Court granted the cassation appeal submitted by mBank - represented by White & Case P. Pietkiewicz, M. Studniarek i Wspolnicy - Kancelaria Prawna - in connection with the class action suit filed against mBank by 1,247 clients who have loans with mBank in Swiss francs. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance 1,247 clients (Class action); mBank
6/3/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Catalyst Romania (a private equity fund managed by 3TS Capital Partners) on the acquisition of a 20% shareholding stake in 123ContactForm SRL. N/A Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Catalyst Romania; 123ContactForm SRL
6/5/16 Freshfields Freshfields advied Vossloh on a successful refinancing by means of a syndicated loan. EUR 500 million Austria Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance Vossloh
6/5/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Sorainen Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the MCI.TechVentures 1.0 private equity fund on the acquisition of a 51% shareholding in the Pigu Group - the leading e-commerce company in the Baltic States. Sorainen advised the Pigu Group on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity MCI.TechVentures 1.0; Pigu Group
6/5/16 Samardzic Samardzic -- the Serbian arm of Austria's Specht & Partner law firm -- successfully advised and represented Danos Ltd in a dispute for breach of a joint-sale contract with an unidentified Serbian rolling stock producer. EUR 40,000 Serbia Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution Danos Ltd
6/5/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised a group of banks led by Komercni banka (Societe Generale Group) on financing of NAFTA a.s. EUR 250 million Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Komercni banka
6/5/16 Linklaters; Turunc; Bezen & Partners The Turunc law firm and Linklaters advised Borsa Istanbul on the execution of a term sheet with the EBRD for the sale of a 10% stake. Bezen & Partners advised the EBRD. N/A Turkey Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A EBRD; Borsa Istanbul
6/7/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Alior Polska (Carlo Tasara Group) on the sale of shares in Alior Bank S.A. GBP 283 million Poland Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Alior Polska (Carlo Tasara Group)
6/8/16 Baker & McKenzie; CMS CMS advised Telekom Austria AG, the Austria-based provider of fixed line, mobile, data, and Internet communications services, on its acquisition of Amis d.o.o, the Slovenia-based telecom operator, from Iris Capital and KBC Private Equity NV. Baker & McKenzie advised Iris Capital. N/A Austria; Slovenia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Telekom Austria AG; Iris Capital; KBC Private Equity NV
6/8/16 CMS; Heresova Ruzicka CMS Prague advised the Slovenian insurance company Triglav INT, which is fully owned by Zavarovalnica Triglav, on the sale of Triglav pojisovna, its Czech subsidiary, to VIGO Finance, part of the VIGO Investments Group. The buyers were represented by the Heresova Ruzicka law firm. N/A Czech Republic; Slovenia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A VIGO Finance; Triglav INT
6/8/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised the UBS Limited and WOOD & Company Financial Services, A.S. Polish Branch investment banks in the sale, through an accelerated book-building process, of CCC S.A. shares by Ultro S.A., an entity controlled by billionaire Dariusz Milek, the President of the Management Board of CCC. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets UBS Limited; WOOD & Company Financial Services; A.S. Polish Branch
6/8/16 PeliFilip; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG on its acquisition of a 45% shareholding interest in UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. from Tiriac Holdings Ltd., which was advised by PeliFilip. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A UniCredit Bank Austria AG; Tiriac Holdings Ltd.
6/9/16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Oberbank AG on its successful capital increase in the amount of approximately EUR 91 million. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Oberbank AG
6/9/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V. on the sale of 100% of shares in Van Gansewinkel Polska sp. z o.o. to Remondis sp. z o.o. N/A Poland Industrial and Manufacturing Corporate/Commercial/M&A Remondis sp. z o.o. ; Van Gansewinkel Groep
6/9/16 Samardzic Samardzic in Cooperation with Specht & Partner successfully registered the -Pronto Bianchi trademark for Ducla Trading, one of the largest importers of food and consumer products to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia. N/A Serbia Retail/FMCG IP/Trademarks Ducla Trading
6/9/16 ODI; Probija & Probija ODI advised Slovenia's Collegium Mondial Travel, one of the three investors in Projects Sibenik, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Obonjan Riviera project. Porobija & Porobija advised fellow investor Gratiosus d.o.o. EUR 30 million Slovenia; Croatia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; PPP/Infrastructure Collegium Mondial Travel; Gratiosus d.o.o.
6/9/16 Gide Loyrette Nouel; White & Case Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Lactalis on the acquisition of an 80% stake in the dairy heavyweight Ak Gida from its shareholders, in particular the Turkish food industry leader Yildiz Holding, which was advised by White & Case. N/A Turkey Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lactalis; Yildiz Holding
6/9/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised Apax Partners funds on Ukrainian law aspects related to Apax's public takeover of EVRY ASA. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Capital Markets Apax; EVRY ASA
6/9/16 Integrites Integrites acted as legal adviser in a trade financing project for the Mirta Group, one of the largest Ukrainian producers of home appliances. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Mirta Group
6/10/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Kellerhals Anwalte Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided legal advice and assistance with regard to a cross-border investment in a Swiss-based one-stop shop solutions provider for private equity firms. The transaction included a share swap structure for a possible swap of shares performed by the client in order to acquire equity participation in the Swiss mother company. Kellerhals Anwalte Attorneys at law advised on Swiss matters. N/A Bulgaria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A New Europe Venture Equity II S.C.A. SICAR
6/10/16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised Monese, a London-based financial technology startup, on raising investment from Seedcamp (Europe's leading acceleration fund), the Estonian early stage VC fund SmartCap, Spotify advisor and investor Shakil Khan, and a selected group of other business angels and private investors from Estonia and abroad. USD 1.8 million Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Seedcamp; Monese
6/11/16 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised real estate developer Hallmann Holding International Investment on the increase of its stake in C-Quadrat Investment AG to 10.01% of the voting shares and the share capital. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Hallmann Holding International Investment; C-Quadrat Investment AG
6/11/16 Borenius; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Thommesen Borenius in Estonia and Latvia and Tark Grunte Sutkiene in Lithuania - both working with the Thommessen law firm in Norway as the main advisor - assisted Estonian Nelja Energia on a successfully completed bond issue to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. EUR 50 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Nelja Energia
6/11/16 Kapolyi Law Office; Naszados & Pronay The Kapolyi law firm advised Magyar Posta Takarak Ingatlan Befektetesi on its acquisition of the inNove Business Park. The seller was assisted in the deal by the Naszados & Pronay law firm. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Magyar Posta Takarak Ingatlan Befektetesi
6/11/16 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group persuaded the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation to rule in favor of client Zapolyarneft, in an appeal of a lower court decision regarding the proportionality of penalties levied against the company for an oil spill. N/A Russia Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Zapolyarneft
6/12/16 White & Case White & Case acted as exclusive legal counsel on the sale by Mansa Investments, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments, of 15.4 percent of the shares in Polenergia. EUR 46.5 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Mansa Investments
6/12/16 CMS CMS advised PZ Cussons on the sale of a factory in Wroclaw, Poland. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rockville Investments; PZ Cussons
6/12/16 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners advised MHP S.A. in connection with the exchange of the Voronezh Agro grain growing assets in the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation for the assets belonging to Agrokultura in the Lviv, Ternopil, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of Ukraine. N/A Russia; Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A MHP S.A.
6/12/16 Jankovici Popovici Mitic JPM advised the Swedish furniture producer IKEA on matters related to the construction of the first IKEA store in Serbia. N/A Serbia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction IKEA
6/12/16 Clifford Change; Herguner; Verdi Law Firm Herguner advised the Borrower and the Sponsors on the USD 5 billion dollar financing of the build operate transfer model project for Turkey's 433 km Gebze-Izmir motorway. Clifford Chance Europe and the Verdi Law Firm advised the lenders on the refinancing, which included Akbank TAS, Finansbank A.S., Garanti Bank A.S., Turkey Is Bankasi A.S., Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O., Ziraat Bankasi A.S., Turkey Halk Bankasi A.S., Yapi ve Kredi Bank A.S., and Deutsche Bank AG's London branch. N/A Turkey Logistics/Transportation Banking/Finance Akbank TAS; Finansbank A.S.; Garanti Bank A.S.; Turkey Is Bankasi A.S.; Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O.; Ziraat Bankasi A.S.; Turkey Halk Bankasi A.S.; Yapi ve Kredi Bank A.S.; Deutsche Bank
6/15/16 Squire Patton Boggs; Voicu Filipescu; Wystrand Squire Patton Boggs, Wystrand, and Voicu Filipescu advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG in Vienna on the financing of the trade receivables of the Faurecia Group through Raiffeisen Factor Bank AG. EUR 50 million Austria; Czech Republic; Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Raiffeisen Bank International
6/15/16 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie successfully represented the Hungarian energy company MOL before the European Court of Justice, which dismissed the EU Commission's appeal against an earlier annulment by the EU's General Court of an EU Commission decision alleging that MOL had received HUF 30.4 billion of illegal state aid. N/A Hungary Energy/Natural Resources Competition EU Commision; MOL
6/15/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Skanefagel / Kronfagel - one of the largest European chicken producers, on a joint venture with a Lithuanian agrofirm for growing organic chicken. N/A Lithuania Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Skanefagel / Kronfagel
6/15/16 Dentons; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised the Blue City, Blue Office, and Blue Parking retail-office center in Warsaw on the refinancing by ING Bank Slaski S.A., ING Bank N.V., and ING Bank N.V., London Branch, which were advised by Dentons. EUR 185 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction ING; Blue City; Blue Office; Blue Parking
6/15/16 CMS; Weil Gotshal & Manges CMS successfully advised PZU on the financing of Echo BV's acquisition of a 41.55% stake in real estate developer Echo Investment. Echo BV was represented by Weil Gotshal & Manges. EUR 402 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction PZU; Echo BV
6/15/16 Buzescu Ca; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau Associates Buzescu CA obtained a victory on behalf of Wizz Air in Romania in a case in which Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and Vilau Associates were also involved. EUR 10.5 million Romania Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition N/A
6/15/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss acted as Slovenian legal adviser to UniCredit, BNP, KKR, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Raiffeisen Bank, ING Bank, and Banca IMI as the purchasers in connection with the issue of the 7.875% Additional Senior Secured Notes due 2020 of the United Group. EUR 150 million Slovenia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets UniCredit; BNP; KKR; Credit Suisse; Citigroup; Raiffeisen Bank; ING Bank; Banca IMI
6/15/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Hongyang Metal Industry, an international investor in the manganese ore industry in Ukraine, in several disputes with the state before the Ukrainian commercial courts. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution Hongyang Metal Industry; State of Ukraine
6/16/16 Red Red Legal advised EfTEN - a leading Estonian fund manager - on the initial public offering of shares in its new alternative real estate investment fund EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS. N/A Estonia Real Estate/Construction Capital Markets EfTEN
6/16/16 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for the GSO/Blackstone Group in respect of its investment in the Greek listed real-estate development company Lamda Development. N/A Greece Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity GSO/Blackstone Group; Lamda Development
6/16/16 Borenius Borenius advised the 4finance Group in connection with an offering of high-yield notes. SEK 225 million Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets 4finance Group
6/16/16 Sorainen; Ellex Sorainen advised the Inreal Valdymas real estate company in Lithuania - part of the Invalda Privatus Kapitalas group - on its sale of the Vertingis business center in Vilnius to the Swedish-based Nordic and Baltic Property Group, which was advised by Valiunas Ellex. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Nordic and Baltic Property Group; Inreal Valdymas
6/16/16 Art De Lex; Goltsblat BLP; Pepeliaev Group; YUST The Art De Lex law firm successfully represented the New Forwarding Company and Ferrotrans, Russian railway operators both belonging to the Globalports Group, before the Moscow Commercial Court, in a challenge to a fine levied by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia against Russian Railways, 16 railway operators, and the administration of the Kemerovo region. Other defendants were represented by Goltsblat BLP, the Pepeliaev Group, and YUST. RUB 2.2 billion Russia Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition New Forwarding Company; Ferrotrans; Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia
6/16/16 Houlihan Lokey; ODI; Wolf Theiss ODI advised an affiliate of York Capital Management and Elements Capital Partners on the purchase of receivables and obligations against Istrabenz from BAWAG and banks in the Erste Group. The sellers were advised by Wolf Theiss and Houlihan Lokey. EUR 46.7 million Slovenia Private Equity Banking/Finance; Restructuring/Insolvency York Capital Management; Elements Capital Partners; BAWAG; Erste Group; Elements Capital Partners/York Capital Management
6/16/16 Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie) A team of lawyers from Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised ING Group's Turkish subsidiary on a syndicated loan obtained for trade finance purposes. USD 244.49 million and EUR 311.99 million Turkey Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance ING
6/16/16 Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Deutsche Bank, the dealer manager arranging an exchange offer for the outstanding Eurobonds due April 28, 2015 issued by DTEK on the successful change of the governing law of its US-governed high yield bonds to what the firm describes as an "English law scheme of arrangement. DTEK was advised by Avellum Partners. USD 200 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Deutsche Bank; DTEK
6/17/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Tatra Banka, a.s. in connection with the refinancing of the Aupark Tower business center in Bratislava. N/A Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Tatra Banka
6/18/16 Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised PORR Bau GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of PORR AG, on the purchase of Bilfinger Infrastructure S.A. from Bilfinger SE, which was advised by A&O Frankfurt. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A PORR Bau GmbH; Bilfinger SE
6/18/16 Aykan Acar Ergonene; Paksoy; Weil Gotshal & Manges Paksoy served as Turkish legal advisor to Opera Mediaworks, the mobile advertising subsidiary of the Norwegian browser maker Opera, on its May 2015 acquisition of a majority stake in the Mobilike mobile advertising network. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Opera on US law, and the Aykan Acar Ergonen law firm advised Mobilike on the deal. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Opera Mediaworks; Mobilike
6/18/16 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on various issues related to the restructuring of its loans to Ukrainian borrowers operating in the territories affected by military actions, as well as assisting with corporate, tax, and compliance matters. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring EBRD
6/18/16 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting was engaged by Greece-based Autohellas in connection with the establishment of a Ukrainian subsidiary - Autotechnica Fleet Services LLC - and commencement of rent-a-car business activity in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Autohellas
6/19/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene (TGS) successfully represented BAB Ukio Bankas in a dispute with the German bank Commerzbank AG regarding the ability of Lithuanian companies in bankruptcy to apply for debt recovery from foreign contractors in Lithuanian courts. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery BAB Ukio Bankas; Commerzbank AG
6/19/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case White & Case advised the Global Coordinators, Joint Bookrunner, and Co-manager on the sale by Fleet Holding S.A., a company under the control of Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund, of 7,145,304 shares representing 60 percent of the share capital in Prime Car Management S.A., through an accelerated book-building. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Fleet Holding on the sale. EUR 72.3 million Poland Other Capital Markets Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund
6/19/16 Bondoc & Assoicates Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Fondul Proprietatea, as borrower, in connection with a revolving committed credit facility granted by Citibank Europe PLC Dublin - Romanian Branch. EUR 111.4 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Fondul Proprietatea
6/22/16 PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Komercni banka in connection with a project finance loan facility provided to the Energeia charitable organization, which intends to operate a hydroelectric power plant in Steti, in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Komercni banka
6/22/16 CMS CMS advised Vychodoslovenska Energetika a.s., a Slovakia-based company engaged in the distribution and supply of electricity, in its acquisition of RWE Gas Slovensko, s.r.o., a Slovakia-based gas supplier, from RWE Supply & Trading CZ, a.s. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources Vychodoslovenska Energetika a.s.; RWE Supply & Trading CZ, a.s.
6/22/16 Arend & Medernach; DLA Piper; Eversheds, Norton Rose Fulbright; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Norton Rose Fulbright, Tark Grunte Sutkiene, DLA Piper, and Arend & Medernach advised Mezzanine Management on its provision of mezzanine finance to support the growth of Mogo Finance, a non-bank car financing provider operating in the Baltics and Georgia. Mogo was advised by Eversheds Bitans. EUR 23.3 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Mezzanine Management; Mogo Finance
6/22/16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Merfish Pipe & Supply - a US master distributor of carbon steel pipes, fittings and flanges - in asset recovery. The case involved a cross-border criminal investigation into fraudulently transferred funds. N/A Latvia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; White Collar Crime Merfish Pipe & Supply
6/22/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Sanofi on implementing the new whistleblowing program triggered by the newly adopted Slovak whistleblowing regulation. N/A Slovakia Life Sciences Labor Law Sanofi
6/22/16 White & Case White & Case advised the lenders and the hedging banks, including SMBC, BTMU, Siemens Bank, and Intesa Sanpaolo, on the financing of a 475-bed hospital public-private partnership in Yozgat, Turkey. EUR 150 million Turkey Life Sciences Banking/Finance SMBC; BTMU; Siemens Bank; Intesa Sanpaolo
6/23/16 Avellum Partners; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Freshfields; Sayenko Kharenko DZP advised GlaxoSmithKline on Polish aspects of its global three-part conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving GSK's acquisition of Novartis's global vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines), Novartis's acquisition of GSK's oncology business, and the mutual creation of a consumer healthcare joint venture. The transaction covered 52 jurisdictions. Freshfields advised Novartis globally. Avellum Partners was engaged by Freshfields to act as a Ukrainian legal counsel for Novartis in GSK/Novartis transactions and Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian counsel to GSK on employment matters. USD 20 billion Poland; Ukraine Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Labor Law GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis AG; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis AG
6/23/16 Dentons Denton advised the Region Group of Companies on the acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz Plaza in Moscow. N/A Russia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Region Group of Companies
6/23/16 Borenius Borenius Russia is assisting Telko Oy - a leading Finnish distributor of industrial chemicals, oils, and polymers - in its acquisition of 32,800 square meters of land for construction of an industrial and logistics complex in the Greenstate industrial park from YIT St. Petersburg N/A Russia Logistics/Transportation Real Estate/Construction Telko Oy
6/23/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic-advised Air Serbia in negotiations over and the eventual conclusion of the first collective bargaining agreement signed by the company in 20 years. N/A Serbia Aviation Labor Law Air Serbia
6/23/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine assisted the global chemicals company Kemira Oyj with obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of the paper chemical business of AkzoNobel. EUR 153 million Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Kemira Oyj
6/24/16 Dentons Dentons assisted AmRest Holdings SE in acquiring Starbucks franchises in Romania and Bulgaria from the Marinopoulos Group. EUR 16 million Bulgaria; Romania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; IP/Trademarks AmRest Sp. Z.o.o; Marinopoulos Coffee See B.V.
6/24/16 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Abris Capital Partners, acting through its subsidiary CLRD, on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Graf-Poz, a Polish premium cardboard packaging manufacturer. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Abris Capital Partners; Graf-Poz
6/24/16 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS and Allen & Overy teamed up to successfully represent P4 in a dispute with the Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection; P4
6/24/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the Money Makers brokerage house on its restructuring into an investment fund company, including during proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Poland Private Equity Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance Money Makers
6/24/16 Deloitte Legal; Dentons; Squire Patton Boggs; Voicu Filipescu; Wystrand Squire Patton Boggs offices in Warsaw and Brussels, with the assistance of Voicu & Filipescu in Romania, advised Avallon on its acquisition of NovoTech Polska from Time Technoplast Ltd. Deloitte Legal advised Time Technoplast, and Dentons represented ING Bank Slaska, the financing bank. EUR 100 million Poland, Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Avallon; Time Technoplast Ltd.; ING
6/24/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Credit Europe Bank Ltd. On the successful completion of one of the first Russian securitizations of car loans. EUR 208 million Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets Credit Europe Bank Ltd.
6/24/16 Dolzan, Vidmar & Zemljaric; ODI ODI advised the Hidria Group on a EUR 150 million out-of-court financial restructuring process, as well as all legal aspects of corporate reorganisation. Dolzan, Vidmar & Zemljaric advised the consortium of eight banks involved in the restructuring. EUR 150 million Slovenia; Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Restructuring/Insolvency Hidria Group
6/25/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank's conservators and syndics in the process of payment of compensation due to more than 108 thousand depositors of the bank by the Bulgarian Bank Deposits Insurance Fund under the Bank Deposits Guarantee Act implementing Directive 94/19/EC of 30 May 1994 on deposit-guarantee schemes. EUR 1.8 billion Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Litigation/Dispute Resolution 1300+ depositors of Corporate Commercial Bank; Corporate Commercial Bank (in insolverncy)
6/25/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. acted as advisors of Corporate Commercial Bank's conservators and syndics on all day-to-day activities in the insolvent bank. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets Corporate Commercial Bank
6/25/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided comprehensive legal advice to the Corporate Commercial Bank regarding complex tax issues pertaining to a number of unprecedented cases of taxation of financial institutions placed under special supervision. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Tax; Banking/Finance Corporate Commercial Bank
6/25/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. launched legal actions and subsequent legal representation in numerous debt recovery activities of the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Debt Recovery; Insolvency/Restructuring Corporate Commercial Bank (in insolvency) ; 50+ of the major debtors of the bank
6/25/16 Clifford Chance; CMS; Noerr Noerr advised BC Partners on Czech and Slovak elements of its USD 1.9 billion sale of medical operator Synlab to Cinven. CMS provided overall coordination on the seller side and advice on German law. Clifford Chance advised the buyer. EUR 1.8 billion (Global Deal Value) Czech Republic; Slovakia Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cinven; Synlab (BC Partners)
6/25/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised PayTel S.A., on its successful application for permission from the Polish Financial Supervisions Authority to act as a "national payment institution. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; TMT PayTel S.A.
6/25/16 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners- KZRP successfully persuaded the Regional Court of Warsaw that the lower court's order in a 2008 trial that the firm's client publish a formal apology in the Dziennik Polska-Europa-Swiat newspaper is unenforceable. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Kornatowski; Dziennik Polska-Europa-Swiat
6/25/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported the securitization of mortgage assets for the Housing Finance Bank (AO Bank ZhilFinance). N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets Housing Finance Bank
6/25/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - and Baker & McKenzie's Frankfurt office advised ING on a loan facility to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the procurement of light rail cars. EUR 23.5 million Turkey Other Banking/Finance ING
6/26/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised LHV, the Estonian bank, in developing CUBER (which the firm describes as a -globally unique new kind of certificate of deposit) and a mobile app called CUBER Wallet. N/A Estonia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; TMT LHV
6/26/16 Paksoy; Linklaters; Yarsuvat Paksoy advised funds advised by Triton on the sale of Compo's Expert division - one of the leading suppliers of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications - to Goat Bidco (a subsidiary of the XIO Group). Compo was advised by Linklaters as international counsel, and Goat Bidco was advised by the Yarsuvat Law Firm. N/A Turkey Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Goat Bidco; Compo
6/29/16 Szabo, Kelemen & Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges Szabo, Kelemen & Partners advised Corvinus Nemzetkozi Befektetesi Rt. on its acquisition of Budapest Bank, GE's banking subsidiary in Hungary. The seller was advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges. USD 700 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Corvinus Nemzetkozi Befektetesi Rt.; GE Equity
6/30/16 CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; King & Wood Mallesons CMS advised Urban Utilities Pty Ltd on its acquisition of GridX Power Pty Ltd. from Tedom a.s. Havel Holasek & Partners and King & Wood Mallesons advised Tedom on the deal N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Energy/Natural Resources; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Urban Utilities Pty Ltd; Tedom a.s
6/30/16 Dentons; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Dentons advised Dr Gerard in the acquisition of 100% of Grupa Mieszko's shares in Lider Artur in a bid to consolidate the largely fragmented Polish biscuit market. Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised the seller. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Dr. Gerard; Mieszko
6/30/16 Dentons Dentons advised Morgal Investments on the successful completion of the first stage of the sale of part of the land intended for the implementation of the Planetograd project. N/A Russia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Morgal Investments
6/30/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Burgan Bank A.S. on its inaugural syndicated loan obtained for general trade finance purposes. USD 119 million Turkey Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Burgan Bank A.S.
6/30/16 Antika Antika advised USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in the development and implementation of an ESCO mechanism in public buildings sector of Kyiv. EUR 5 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine
6/30/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Budynok Pobutu Obolon PrJSC, a subsidiary of Dragon Ukrainian Properties & Development, in a dispute with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine regarding termination of the construction of a residential and office complex in the Obolonskyi District of Kyiv. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Budynok Pobutu Obolon PrJSC; State Emergency Service of Ukraine
7/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic conducted a due diligence investigation of Hypo Alpe Adria Bank in the jurisdictions of Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina on behalf of potential buyer VIA Group/VTB Consortium. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia; Montenegro; Serbia; Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance VIA Group / VTB Consortium; Hypo Alpe Adria Bank
7/1/16 CMS; bnt Partners CMS advised Centerscape on the acquisition of a property portfolio consisting of nine retail assets across the Czech Republic from CEE real estate investment fund Peakside - which was advised by bnt. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Centerscape; Peakside
7/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented CEZ Nova energetika, a.s. (a Czech energy supplier) and its venture capital subsidiary Inven Capital, in its acquisition of Sonnenbatterie. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources CEZ Nova energetika, a.s.; Sonnenbatterie GmbH
7/1/16 White & Case White & Case acted as legal counsel to Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s., a company belonging to the Amundi Group, on the acquisition of an administrative building in Prague. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s. (Amundi Group)
7/1/16 CMS CMS advised US cyber-security company Lookingglass Cyber Solutions on the acquisition of Czech-based Kleissner & Associates from its founder Peter Kleissner. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Labor Law Lookingglass Cyber Solutions ; Kleissner & Associates
7/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Severomoravske vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava a.s. (SmVaK), one of the leaders in the water supply market of the Czech Republic, in connection with its issue of fixed rate bonds in the aggregate nominal value of up to EUR 5.5 billion due 2022 and in connection with prepayment of its previous bond. EUR 5.5 billion Czech Republic Other Capital Markets; Banking/Finance Severomoravske vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava a.s.
7/1/16 Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt) Cobalt counselled Capfield in the refinancing of Capfield's real estate portfolio with Nordea Bank. N/A Estonia Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Capfield
7/1/16 Cobalt; Red, Attorneys at Law Cobalt's Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania offices acted for a syndicate of banks (including Nordea Bank AB, Estonia branch and Danske Bank A/S, Estonia branch) in a major financing transaction with AS Graanul Invest. AS Graanul Invest was advised on the deal by Red, Attorneys at Law. EUR 73 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Nordea Bank AB; Danske Bank A/S; AS Graanul Invest
7/1/16 Noerr Noerr advised the Finext Startup Venture Capital Fund in connection with second and third financing rounds in Cubilog Kft. EUR 1.5 million Hungary Private Equity Private Equity; Banking/Finance Finext Startup Venture Capital Fund
7/1/16 Dr. Baran-Kalasz Law Firm; Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay represented and advised Expeditors in litigation relating to damages caused by violation of German and EU tax regulations in connection with the international freight forwarding of high value machinery. The claimant, DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH, a subsidiary of DHL group, was represented by the Dr. Baran-Kalasz Law Firm. HUF 300 million Hungary Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH; Expeditors
7/1/16 Noerr Noerr advised Partners Group in connection with participating in a syndicated term loan to a Hungarian-registered company. N/A Hungary Private Equity Private Equity; Banking/Finance Partners Group
7/1/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised on the sale of the 2015/2016 - 2018/2019 media rights of the Polish Premiere League to the nc+ and Eurosport broadcasting networks. N/A Poland TMT IP/Trademarks nc+; Eurosport; Polish Premiere League
7/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Polnord with regard to acquiring financing for on-going business via a revolving facility. EUR 12.5 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Polnord Group
7/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Bank Ochrony Srodowiska S.A. on refinancing of a hotel complex. EUR 21 million Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Bank Ochrony Srodowiska S.A.
7/1/16 Konchanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners successfully persuaded the Regional Court in Warsaw to dismiss a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against the firm's client, Ringier Axel Springer Polska, in its entirety. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Katarzyna Tusk; Ringier Axel Springer Polska
7/1/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges Weil Gotshal & Manges acted as legal counsel to BZK Group in connection with an April 15, 2015 agreement to establish a joint venture between it and China's Ningbo Beidahuang Logistics Group Co., Ltd. N/A Poland Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A BZK Group
7/1/16 Dentons; Gernandt & Danielsson; Noerr; Van Doorne; Dentons Noerr advised ANV (Lloyd's syndicate) in the process of granting Seller's or Purchaser's Indemnities and Warranties Insurance Policies in relation to the insurance of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Bianor group of companies from Nimbus Investments by Rosti Group. Dentons' Bucharest and Warsaw offices advised the purchaser, along with Gernandt & Danielsson and Van Doorne. EUR 13.5 million Poland; Romania Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Rosti Group; Nimbus Investments; ANV
7/1/16 Reff & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Reff & Asociatii advised IKEA Romania on its June 12, 2015 acquisition of property on which it intends to open its second store in Romania. The seller, the Broadhurst Investments fund, was assisted by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction IKEA; Broadhurst Investments
7/1/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Michael Kors on the opening of its first flagship store in Romania. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Michael Kors; JW Marriott
7/1/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG, a subsidiary of COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft, on Romanian matters related to its sale of a Europe-wide commercial real estate portfolio. EUR 2.2 billion (Global Deal Value) Romania Banking/Financial Services Real Estate/Construction; Banking/Finance Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG
7/1/16 Buzescu Ca; Dentons Dentons advised the Petroceltic oil and gas company on the purchase of equity in two exploration blocks in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea: (1) 40% in the EX-27 Muridava Block previously held by a subsidiary of Sterling Resources, and (2) 30% in the EX-28 Est Cobalcescu Block previously held by a subsidiary of Beach Energy. The Buzescu Ca law firm represented Beach Energy on its transfer of a participation in the EX-28 Cobalcescu perimeter. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Petroceltic; Beach Energy
7/1/16 Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the acquisition of the total equity in a Cypriot company from a Luxembourg seller. Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC acted as the Cypriot counsel to the seller. EUR 10.8 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Secure Property Development & Invstment
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised JSC UniCredit Bank (Russia) in the course of restructuring of EUR 30 million indebtedness of its borrower, part of Energy Standard Group. EUR 30 million Russia; Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring JSC UniCredit Bank (Russia)
7/1/16 Baker & McKenzie; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Whirlpool on various employment and corporate matters related to its merger with Indesit in Serbia and transfer of employees. N/A Serbia Retail/FMCG Labor Law Whirlpool
7/1/16 Baker Botts; Paksoy; Pekin & Pekin Paksoy advised Anixter International Inc. on the completion of the previously announced sale of its OEM Supply - Fasteners segment to American Industrial Partners (AIP). Baker Botts was global counsel to AIP, and Pekin & Pekin provided the company with local advice. USD 380 million Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A American Industrial Partners; Anixter International Inc.
7/1/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised South Korea's Hahn & Company private equity fund on Turkish elements related to its acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. USD 3.6 billion Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Hahn & Company; Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp
7/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised BSH Hausgerate GmbH on the Ukrainian competition law issues relating to its acquisition of FagorMastercook. USD 25 million Ukraine Retail/FMCG Competition BSH Hausgerate GmbH; FagorMastercook S.A.; BSH Hausger-te GmbH
7/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Marubeni Aviation on the Ukrainian competition law matters relating to the acquisition of the shareholding in Aircastle Limited. N/A Ukraine Aviation Competition Marubeni Corporation; Aircastle Limited; Marubeni Aviation Holding Co-peratief U.A.
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised NCH Capital (USA) on the first ever purchase of an insolvent Ukrainian bank from the Deposit Guarantee Fund. UAH 252 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance NCH Capital; Deposit Guarantee Fund
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the UBG Group on acquisition from the Deposit Guarantee Fund (the Ukrainian Deposit Insurance Agency) of a bridge bank incorporated on the basis of the Ukrainian PJSC Omega Bank in the course of the bank's resolution. UAH 150 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance UBG Group; Deposit Guarantee Fund
7/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Chevron Corporation on negotiating a production sharing agreement with the State of Ukraine relating to the extraction of hydrocarbons in Ukraine. USD 10 billion Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Chevron Corporation
7/1/16 Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised UniCredit Bank Austria on the amendment and restatement of a pre-export facility to Kernel Group. USD 400 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance UniCredit Bank Austria AG
7/1/16 Aequo; Sherman & Sterling Aequo advised Fairfax Financial on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Brit plc. Shearman & Sterling LLP acted as a global competition counsel to Fairfax. GBP 1.87 billion Ukraine Private Equity Competition Fairfax Financial
7/1/16 Asters Asters acted as legal counsel to KARA Energy Systems, in connection with the June 22, 2015 launch of cooperation with the Ukrteplo group of companies. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A KARA Energy Systems
7/1/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar advised UIA in connection with its application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine with regard to the alleged violations of the Ukrainian competition law by Lukoil Aviation Ukraine on the Ukrainian aviation fuel market. N/A Ukraine Aviation Competition Ukraine Internatinal Airlines
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Apollo Global Management on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of OM Group (USA), a manufacturer of magnetic technologies. USD 1.03 billion Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Apollo Global Management
7/1/16 Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Avellum Partners advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with the reprofiling of Eurobonds of The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine maturing in 2015 and 2018, and the subordinated bond maturing in 2016, in compliance with the targets of the IMF-supported program. White & Case LLP acted as legal advisor to The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine and to the Ministry of Finance regarding English law and Sayenko Kharenko acted as its legal locally. USD 1.4 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; Ukreximbank
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Apollo Global Management on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Verallia, a subdivision of Saint Gobain, a leading world glass producer. USD 2.95 billion Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Apollo Global Management
7/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the European Commission on Ukrainian and international law matters related to a disbursed loan of EUR 600 million. This represents the first installment under the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-III) program. EUR 1.8 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance European Union represented by the European Commission
7/3/16 Schoenherr; Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg Schoenherr advised Hamburg-based Union Investment Real Estate GmbH on its investments in Green Worx, the first LEED Platinum-certified office complex in Austria. Green Worx's developers were advised by Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Union Investment Real Estate; Green Worx
7/3/16 Borenius Borenius advised AS SEB banka as the arranger on Latvenergo AS's June issuance of notes. Under the program the company issued seven-year green bonds. EUR 75 million Latvia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance AS SEB
7/3/16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the Dephi Group on Polish aspects of the global sale of its Thermal business to MAHLE Behr. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A MAHLE Behr; Dephi Group
7/3/16 Bondoc & Asociatii; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Abris Capital Partners in its investment in the Pehart group of companies, which was assisted in the deal by Bondoc & Asociatii. N/A Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Abris Capital Partners; Ioan Tecar; EBRD
7/3/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised the Soufflet Group on potential investment in the state-owned Illichivsk seaport. The project provides for the construction of a grain transshipment terminal with annual processing capacity of 1-1.2 million tons. N/A Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Soufflet Group; Illichivsk
7/3/16 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie acted as legal advisor and contributed to the Ukraine section of the Report on the Preparedness for Emissions Trading in the EBRD Region. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Other EBRD
7/6/16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Lenzing AG on the sale of several business units of Lenzing Technik. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lenzing AG
7/6/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Castovanni debt collection company on its acquisition by the Julianus Grupp. N/A Estonia; Latvia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Castovanni; Julianus Grupp
7/6/16 Magnusson Magnusson advised Immofinanz on its acquisition of the remaining shares in Warsaw's Empark Mokotow Business Park. Immofinanz - which previously held 50% of Empark - purchased the shares from its former joint venture partner, an affiliate of Heitman LLC. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Immofinanz; Heitman LLC
7/6/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie SCP (Paris) and the Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers in relation to a Multi Tranche Term Loan Facility extended to Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S. EUR 213 million Turkey Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Mandated Lead Arrangers
7/7/16 Binder Groesswang; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Osterreichische Volksbanken-Aktiengesellschaft in the restructuring of the Volksbanken sector and the continuation of OVAG as a run-down entity based on the new run-down regime established under Austria's newly implemented Federal Act on the Recovery and Resolution of Banks. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Insolvency/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Osterreichische Volksbanken-Aktiengesellschaft
7/7/16 Szecskay Attorneys At Law; Toros Ugyvedi Iroda Szecskay acted for ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt. in litigation brought by a claimant (whose identity was kept confidential) relating to its refusal to pay under bank guarantees. The claimant was represented by Toros Ugyvedi Iroda. HUF 130 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt
7/7/16 Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay acted for ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt. in litigation brought by Claimant Fejlesztesi Bank Magyar relating to its refusal to pay under bank guarantees. HUF 480 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Magyar Fejlesztesi Bank; ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt
7/7/16 Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay assisted Bloomberg regarding compliance matters with regards to their new and updated financial products. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Bloomberg
7/7/16 Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay assisted Bloomberg regarding compliance matters with regards to its new and updated financial products. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Bloomberg
7/7/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca successfully appealed the decision of the court of first instance - which ruled in favor of Foradex - on behalf of its client Amromco regarding disputed ownership of a natural gas production well. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Foradex; Amromco
7/7/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners acted for 4Ocean Design in litigation concerning unfair competition. Unitplast was advised by lawyer Jure Klesnik. EUR 0.5 million Slovenia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition 4Ocean Design; Unitplast d.o.o.
7/8/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. signed a consultancy contract with the EBRD for assistance in the implementation of the Bank's -Policy Advice and Implementation Support for e-Procurement Reform in the Public Procurement Sector in Bulgaria project. N/A Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance EBRD
7/8/16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; Noerr Noerr advised Warranty & Indemnity insurer ANV on the purchaser warranty & indemnity insurance for Europa Capitaläs (though Europa Fund IV pan-European investment fund) acquisition of the Hadovka Office Park in Prague from George Leslie, a rescue manager, by way of a share deal. Dentons was the advisor of Europa Capital and Clifford Chance advised the seller. EUR 43 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Europa Capital; ANV
7/8/16 Motieka & Audzevicius; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Motieka & Audzevicius advised the management and group of investors (sellers) regarding a buy-out of shares in UAB Brolis semiconductors from Litcapital I. The group of investors consisted of leading laser manufacturers Sviesos konversija, Eksma and several financial investors. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the buyers. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Sviesos konversija; Eksma; Brolis Semiconductors
7/9/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr provided support to the negotiating group established by Austria's Federal Ministry of Finance for the talks that led to the successful conclusion of a political agreement in principle between the Republic of Austria and the German state of Bavaria aimed at settling all legal disputes concerning HETA. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Republic of Austria; Bavaria
7/9/16 Baker & McKenzie; Havel Holasek & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised VB-Leasing International on the sale of VB Leasing Slovakia to CSOB Leasing and on the replacement of 100% of the shareholder funding at par (including accrued interest) by the KBC Group. KBC and CSOB Leasing were advised by Havel Holasek & Partners on Slovak matters and by Baker & McKenzie on Austrian law. N/A Austria; Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A KBC Group; CSOB Leasing; VB-Leasing International
7/9/16 Castren & Snellman; Cobalt; Lindahl Cobalt - working together with Lindahl and Castren & Snellman - advised Hanza Holding AB on Estonian aspects of its acquisition of all outstanding shares in Metalliset Oy, a provider of high quality mechanical manufacturing. EUR 7.5 million Estonia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hanza Holding AB; Metalliset Oy
7/9/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca obtained a victory for Statkraft Markets in a case regarding a claim filed by Transelectrica, the Romanian electricity system and transmission operator, regarding claims for charges for cross-border electricity trading. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Transelectrica; Statkraft Markets
7/9/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP won a case for IKEA in the court of appeal regarding claims made by Khimki Collective Agricultural Enterprise. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Khimki Collective Agricultural Enterprise; IKEA
7/9/16 Jankovici Popovici Mitic JPM is advising the Serbian state-owned gas distribution company JP Srbijagas on the separation of its activities. N/A Serbia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A JP Srbijagas
7/10/16 Reed Smith; Wolf Theiss; CMS Reed Smith and Wolf Theiss advised Arco Capital Corporation Ltd., a Cayman-based fund, in connection with the refinancing of Business Park Sofia, the largest office park in Southeastern Europe, with UniCredit Bank Austria AG and UniCredit Bulbank AD, which were advised by CMS. EUR 103 million Bulgaria Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Arco Capital Corporation Ltd.; UniCredit Bank Austria AG; UniCredit Bulbank AD
7/10/16 Sorainen Sorainen prepared the Technopolis group's TP documentation to demonstrate that pricing for intra-group services and financing transactions was in line with the arm's-length principle. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Technopolis
7/10/16 Borenius Borenius agreed to provide legal assistance to the Latvian Ministry of Transport on the implementation of the Rail Baltica rail transport project. N/A Latvia Logistics/Transportation Other Latvian Ministry of Transport
7/10/16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Allen & Overy advised Grupa Lotos and Lotos Asfalt on the preparation, financing, and implementation of the «"EFRA - Effective Refining project, which consists of the construction and operation of a delayed coking unit with auxiliary infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of the Grupa Lotos refinery in Gdansk. Clifford Chance advised a consortium of financial institutions on the financing. PLN 2.5 billion Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Grupa Lotos and Lotos Asfalt
7/10/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtained pre-closing clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for XPO Logistics' purchase of shares in Norbert Dentressangle. N/A Russia Logistics/Transportation Competition XPO Logistics
7/10/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtained the approval of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service for client ROSSIUM Concern LLC's acquisition of a controlling stake in FC URALSIB. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition ROSSIUM Concern
7/10/16 Dentons; Van Campen Liem Van Campen Liem and Dentons advised Turkcell on its acquisition of SCM Holdings Limited's (-SCM) 44.96 percent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications Holding B.V. USD 100 million Turkey; Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Turkcell; SCM Holdings Limited
7/14/16 Noerr Noerr advised the China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited on the acquisition of a 40% interest in the Albert Ziegler Group from the China International Marine Containers Group, which in turn acquired 30% of the shares in CFSE. EUR 56 million Czech Republic Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited; China International Marine Containers Group
7/14/16 Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised the Europa Fund IV pan-European investment fund, managed by Europa Capital, on its acquisition of the Hadovka Office Park in Prague from George Leslie, a rescue manager who held the company's shares. Clifford Chance represented Leslie in the deal. EUR 43 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Europa Capital; Helaba
7/14/16 CMS; White & Case CMS successfully advised the Value4Capital private equity fund on the sale of its Home.pl portfolio company to 1&1 Internet SE, a subsidiary of United Internet. White & Case advised United Internet on the deal. EUR 150 million Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity United Internet; Value4Capital
7/14/16 Paksoy Paksoy advised the International Finance Corporation on its issuance of TRY 100 million discount notes, becoming the first international finance institution to issue Turkish Lira denominated debt instruments. TRY 100 million Turkey Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets International Finance Corporation (IFC)
7/15/16 Schoenherr, Hogan Lovells, Squire Patton Boggs Blackstone and Wells Fargo signed agreements on Friday, 10 April 2015 to purchase most of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at approximately USD 23 billion. One part of the deal consisted in Blackstone's European real estate fund BREP Europe IV acquiring GE Capital's European equity real estate assets (office, logistics and retail assets), among others in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. USD 23 billion Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Blackstone; Wells Fargo; GE Capital Real Estate
7/15/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised ING, Komercne banka and SMBC Nikko in their capacity as joint lead managers in connection with the issue of Fixed Rate Bonds due 2022 by Severomoravske vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava,. EUR 200 million Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets ING; Komercne banka; SMBC Nikko
7/15/16 P+P Pollath + Partners; White & Case White & Case advised Super Group Limited on its acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe. Equistone was advised by P+P Pollath + Partners. EUR 153.5 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Super Group Limited; Equistone Partners Europe
7/15/16 Glimstedt; Red Legal Glimstedt advised Gazprom of Russia on its sale of 37% of its shares in the AS Vorguteenus Valdus gas transmission network in Estonia to Estonian electricity transmission system operator Elering for EUR 19.9 million. Elering was advised by Red Legal. EUR 19.9 million Estonia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Elering; Gazprom
7/15/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Cgates on its acquisition of Lithuania's Kava telecom operator. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cgates; Kava
7/15/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised INVL Technology, a company investing in information and communication technologies, on its successfully-completed public offering of shares and admission thereof to trading on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius. EUR 10 million Lithuania Private Equity Capital Markets INVL Technology
7/15/16 CMS CMS advised IPF Investments Polska - a company belonging to the international financial group International Personal Finance plc - on a bond issue on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. PLN 200 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets IPF Investments Polska
7/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance represented Rompetrol before the Romanian Supreme Court in its appeal against the fine levied upon it by the Romanian Competition Council for an alleged concerted practice over the oil market. The court ruled that the fines should be decreased and held that Rompetrol was entitled to recover legal fees. EUR 28 million Romania Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Rompetrol; Romanian Competition Council
7/15/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Schneider Electric S.A on Ukrainian merger control regulations related to its acquisition of shares of Invensys plc. Obtaining of the required merger clearance permits with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Ivensys on the actual acquisition in 2013. GBP 3.4 billion (Global Deal Value Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Schneider Electric S.A
7/15/16 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to the EBRD on the Corporate Governance Reform of Naftogaz. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A EBRD
7/16/16 CMS; Schoenherr CMS advised Union Asset Management Holding AG in its acquisition of 100% of shares in Volksbank Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H (VB Invest) as well as 94.5% of shares in Immo Kapitalanlage AG (Immo KAG). Schoenherr advised VB Invest and Immo KAG. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Union Asset Management Holding AG; VB Invest; Immo KAG
7/16/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Roquette Freres on its acquisition of an additional participation stake in AB Amilina, a major regional starch processor, from UAB Grudaine. N/A Lithuania Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Roquette Freres; UAB Grudaine
7/16/16 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised the management and a group of investors (including leading laser manufacturers Sviesos Konversija, Eksma, and several unnamed financial investors), on the buy-out of shares of UAB Brolis Semiconductors from Litcapital I. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Sviesos Konversija, Eksma and several unnamed financial investors; Litcapital I
7/16/16 Schnitzer The Schnitzer law firm has advised Montenegro on its accession to the World Trade Organisation's Government Procurement Agreement, completed within the framework of a project financed by the EBRD. N/A Montenegro Other Other Montenegro
7/16/16 Paksoy; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Paksoy advised Turkish optical product distributor Merve Optik on its acquisition by the French eye-glass giant Essilor Optica International Holding. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised Essilor Optica. N/A Turkey Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Essilor Optica International Holding; Merve Optik
7/17/16 Allen & Overy; Brandl & Talos; Freshfields; Herzog Neeman Fox Brandl & Talos and Freshfields (on English law issues) are advising bwin.party on its expected takeover by 888 Today Holdings. Allen & Overy (advising on English law) and Herzog Neeman Fox (on Isreali law) are advising 888 Holdings on the deal. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A 888 Today Holdings; bwin.party
7/17/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Allianz Capital Partners on its acquisition of four wind parks in the Austrian state of Lower Austria from ImWind, one of the country's largest wind farm operators, with a portfolio of 320 MW in operation. N/A Austria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources Allianz Capital Partners; ImWind
7/17/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Bichler & Zrzavy. CHSH advised red-stars.com data AG in connection with its acquisition of 33% of the share capital and voting rights in Machine & Voice Communication GmbH - which was advised by Bichler & Zrzavy. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A red-stars.com data AG; Machine & Voice Communication GmbH
7/17/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss announced that it was advising listed Italian energy company ERG Renew and Russian oil major Lukoil on the complex separation of LUKERG Renew, an Austrian-based 50-50 joint venture created in 2011 to invest in the wind sector throughout CEE. N/A Austria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A ERG Renew; Lukoil
7/17/16 Cobalt; Linklaters Cobalt and Linklaters have advised Rakuten - Japan's version of Amazon.com - on its acquisition of Fits.me, a startup founded in Estonia and now headquartered in London. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rakuten; Fits.me
7/17/16 Clifford Chance; Deloitte Legal; Lakatos, Koves & Partners Lakatos, Koves & Partners and Clifford Chance advised Mercor S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of shares in the Hungarian firm Dunamenti Tuzvedelem, which trades in passive fire protection systems. Deloitte Legal in Hungary represented Dunamenti Tuzvedelem on the deal. N/A Hungary Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Mercor S.A.; Dunamenti Tuzvedelem
7/17/16 Cobalt; Ellex; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) Cobalt advised Invalda INVL, a major asset management and investment company in Lithuania, on the sale of Bank Finasta and Finasta brokerage company to Siauliu bankas, which was represented by Ellex. EUR 6 million Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Finasta; Invalda INVL
7/17/16 Jankovic Popovic Mitic Jankovic Popovic Mitic announced that it is advising the Chinese MEI TA Industrial Company on its agreement to found a new plant in Obrenovac, Serbia N/A Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A MEI TA Industrial Company
7/17/16 Baker & McKenzie; EY Law Baker & McKenzie acted as legal advisor to the owners of the Rozetka business, in connection with the sale of a stake to Horizon Capital. Horizon was represented by EY Law on the deal. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Horizon Capital; Rozetka
7/18/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised The Royal Group from Abu Dhabi on obtaining a full Banking License from the National Bank of Serbia for the establishment of Mira Bank in February 2015. USD 300 million Serbia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance The Royal Group
7/21/16 bpv Hugel; Gleiss Lutz bpv Hugel (in Austria) and Gleiss Lutz (in Germany) persuaded the General Court of the European Union to reduce the fine imposed jointly and severally on Voestalpine AG and its subsidiary Voestalpine Austria Draht GmbH (now Voestalpine Wire Rod Austria GmbH) for participating in a pre-stressing steel market cartel from EUR 22 million to EUR 7.5 million. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Voestalpine AG
7/21/16 CMS; Divjak Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Zagreb Stock Exchange on its agreement to take over 100% of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange shares from the CEE Stock Exchange Group, which was assisted in the deal by CMS. N/A Croatia; Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Zagreb Stock Exchange; CEE Stock Exchange Group
7/22/16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners helped investors belonging to the Estonian Business Angels Association to allocate EUR 85 thousand into Capster - a health technology start-up company that develops innovative solutions for effective cold treatment. EUR 85,000 Estonia Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Estonian Business Angels Association; Capster
7/22/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on its bond issue, which was governed by Poland's new Bonds Act that came into force on July 1, 2015. N/A Poland TMT Capital Markets Cyfrowy Polsat
7/22/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca represented Gazprom Marketing & Trading with regard to its application for and receipt of an electricity trader license from the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority. N/A Romania Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Gazprom Marketing & Trading
7/22/16 Lidings Lidings is advising Japan's Mizuho Bank on corporate law issues including the preparation of documentation necessary to open and maintain accounts of the bank's clients. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Mizuho Bank
7/22/16 Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli has advised M&C Saatchi on its acquisition of a minority stake in INSPI(RED), an advertising agency based in Istanbul, and the resulting creation of M&C Saatchi Istanbul. N/A Turkey Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A M&C Saatchi; INSPI(RED)
7/22/16 Aequo Aequo advised NCH Capital on the Share Purchase Agreement entered into by the Deposit Guarantee Fund and AGRO Holdings (Ukraine) Limited (a Cypriot subsidiary of the investment fund managed by NCH Capital), for 100% of the shares of PJSC Astra Bank. EUR 3.9 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity NCH Capital
7/23/16 Allen & Overy; B-Legal; Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised the Swiss real estate investor Corestate Capital on Austrian law aspects of its joint venture with Austria's Soravia Group regarding the development of four high-rise buildings in Vienna. EUR 432 million Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Corestate Capital
7/23/16 Binder Groesswang; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised UNIQA Insurance Group AG on the successful placement of Subordinated Notes (Tier 2) with institutional investors in Europe, with the bank consortium advised by Linklaters as to German Law and Binder Groesswang as to Austrian Law. EUR 500 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets UNIQA Insurance Group AG
7/23/16 CMS CMS Bulgaria advised SDN Company Ltd on its acquisition of the Bulgarian company Solar Group Systems JSCo. N/A Bulgaria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A SDN Company Ltd; Solar Group Systems JSCo
7/23/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Orlen Upstream in connection with its entrance into a Joint Operating Agreement with Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, the Polish state-controlled oil and natural gas company. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Orlen Upstream
7/23/16 Bondoc & Asociati Bondoc & Asociatii secured a victory for Europharm Holding before the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania. N/A Romania Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Europharm Holding; National Health Insurance House
7/23/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP successfully challenged a fine levied upon the Freight One company, which together with other railway operators, Russian Railways, and the authorities of the Kemerovo Region of Russia, had been accused by the Russian antimonopoly authority of signing an anticompetitive agreement to transport coal. N/A Russia Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Kemerovo Region; Freight One
7/23/16 CMS CMS advised Arriva Plc on its acquisition of a 60.5% interest in SAD Trnava, a.s. N/A Slovakia Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Arriva Plc
7/23/16 CMS CMS advised Arriva Plc on its acquisition of a 60.42% stake in SAD Liorbus a.s. N/A Slovakia Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Arriva Plc
7/24/16 Binder Groesswang; Wilkie Farr; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised DPx Fine Chemicals Austria, a subsidiary of DPx Holdings BV, on the sale of its Linz-based Exclusive Synthesis and Maleic Anhydride Intermediates & Specialties business divisions to the Ardian France SA investment firm. Wilkie Farr & Gallagher was international transactional counsel for Ardian France, with Binder Groesswang advising Ardian France on due diligence, carve-out of the divisions, the SPA, and tax matters. N/A Austria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity DPx Fine Chemicals Austria; Ardian France SA
7/24/16 CMS; Jones Day CMS and Jones Day advised the Riverside Company on its purchase of a majority interest in Fadata. N/A Bulgaria; Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Riverside Company; Fadata
7/24/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Grupa Zywiec, a member of the Heineken Group, on the sale of 80% of its shares in its direct distribution unit Distribev to the Croatian firm Orbico. GBP 42 million Croatia; Poland Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Grupa Zywiec; Orbico
7/24/16 Havel Holasek & Partners; Kocian Solc Balastik Havel Holasek & Partners advised Genesis Capital on the sale of its share in JRC Czech to Hamaga. Kocian Solc Balastik advised Hamaga on the deal, which also included the simultaneous acquisition of Genesis Capital's minority shareholder Slavomir Pavlicek's share. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Hamaga; Genesis Capital; Slavomir Pavlicek
7/24/16 Glimstedt; SPC Legal Glimstedt advised Scandbook AB on its acquisition of UAB Print-It from Auris Holding AS and Golfstrommen AS, which were represented by SPC Legal EUR 5 million Lithuania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition Scandbook AB; AURIS HOLDING AS; GOLFSTROMMEN AS
7/24/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised Ideal Idea - a Polish developer of warehouse and office small business units - on the sale of the Ideal Idea Park III office and warehouse center in Warsaw to a subsidiary of BPH TFI. EUR 12.5 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction BPH TFI; Ideal Idea
7/27/16 Baker & McKenzie; DLA Piper Baker & McKenzie advised the owners of the Vienna-based Mona Group on the sale of the company to a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc, a leading US organic and natural products company. Hainz Celestial was advised by DLA Piper. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A The Hain Celestial Group; Mona Group
7/27/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised the ECC group in connection with its acquisition of the Nowa Stacja shopping center in Pruszkow, Poland. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity ECC group; Nowa Stacja
7/27/16 Dentons Dentons represented the owner of the Soseddushka retail chain on the sale of 100 stores in the city of Orenburg and Orenburg Oblast to the X5 Retail Group, the largest grocery retailer in Russia. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A X5 Retail Group; Soseddushka
7/27/16 Aequo Aequo advised the European Commission on Ukrainian and international law matters related to a disbursed loan - the first instalment under the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-III) program for Ukraine, which amounts to a total of EUR 1.8 billion. EUR 600 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance European Commission
7/27/16 ILC Eucon ILC Eucon successfully challenged tax-notice decisions and estimated tax liabilities on CPT and VAT in the amount of UAH 2.3 million imposed on client Vostok LLC by the Ukrainian State Tax Inspectorate in Kiev. UAH 2.3 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Ukrainian State Tax Inspectorate; Vostok LLC
7/28/16 CMS; Weil Gotshal & Manges CMS advised the CVC Capital Partners private equity fund on the purchase of PKP Energetyka from Polish National Railways. PKP was advised by Weil. EUR 477 million Poland Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity CVC Capital Partners; Polish National Railways
7/28/16 Sojka Maciak Mataczynski; Sojka Maciak Mataczynski advised the Polish Minister of the Treasury on the proposed Law on the Control of Selected Investments, which aims to protect strategic Polish companies in the gas, electricity, chemical, petrochemical, and defense sectors against hostile takeovers. N/A Poland Other Banking/Finance Polish Minister of the Treasury
7/28/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD in connection with a RON 28.6 million loan to APA-CANAL ILFOV S.A, to finance a project aimed at modernizing and upgrading the water and wastewater services in Ilfov County. RON 28.6 million Romania Waste Management Banking/Finance EBRD
7/28/16 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting advised TOV Region Invest - the Ukrainian subsidiary of Shell Retail - in connection with setting up LPG terminals at company's service stations in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources TOV -Region Invest
7/29/16 Wolf Theiss Working on behalf of 18 creditors, Wolf Theiss persuaded Austria's Klagenfurt regional court to issue decisions requesting that the Austrian Constitutional Court set aside the Hypo Reorganization Act and the Hypo Reorganization Regulation. EUR 400 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance N/A
7/29/16 Vasil Simonovic & Partners; White & Case White & Case advised Kofola, the leading Czecho-Slovak producer of non-alcoholic beverages, in its acquisition of the entire stake in the Slovak company WAD Group from private owners advised by the Vasil Simonovic & Partners law office. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kofola; WAD Group
7/29/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Etronika, a leading developer of electronic banking, mobile signature, electronic transport tickets, and retail software solutions, on an investment from Norway Registers Development, a Norwegian investment and IT services company controlled by INVL Technology. EUR 400,000 Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Norway Registers Development; Etronika
7/29/16 GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski Gawlik GFKK announced that it is supporting Tractebel Engineering S.A.- operating on behalf of Polskie LNG S.A. - in preparing a feasibility study for the extension of the liquefied natural gas terminal located in Swinoujscie, Poland. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Tractebel Engineering
7/29/16 Linklaters Linklaters advised the lenders, including VTB Bank and pension funds, on Russia's M11 motorway project - the first PPP project in Russia financed with a combination of bank debt and infrastructure bonds secured by the concession rights. EUR 1.1 billion Russia Logistics/Transportation PPP/Infrastructure; Banking/Finance VTB Bank; pension funds
7/29/16 Prica & Partners Prica & Partners persuaded the Serbian Commercial Appellate Court to rule in favor of firm client Mytilineos Holdings S.A. USD 46 million Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Insolvency/Restructuring Mytilineos Holdings S.A.; Jugobanka a.d.
7/29/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised corporate real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri Ticaret on its acquisition of AVM Ortaklari Proje Yonetimi A.S. from private individuals Aydin Yurdum, Mehmet Tarkan Ander, Dora Sahinturk, Can Sahinturk and Gokhan Faik Yazici. N/A Turkey Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Jones Lang LaSalle Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri Ticaret; Aydin Yurdum; Mehmet Tarkan Ander; Dora Sahinturk; Can Sahinturk; Gokhan Faik Yazic
7/30/16 Alston Bird; CMS; Kinstellar CMS has advised Erste Group Bank AG and its subsidiaries on its agreement with Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology solutions, to establish a joint venture providing merchant acquiring and payment processing services to retailers in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia. Alston Bird provided English law counsel to Global Payments, with Kinstellar providing local law advice in CEE. EUR 29.94 million Czech Reublic; Slovakia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Erste Group Bank AG; Global Payments
7/30/16 Odvetniki Selih & partnerji; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Sorsak Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch with respect to several of its investments in Slovenia, including an acquisition of receivables from the Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company (DUTB) and several private banks, and its acquisition of the Elan winter sports/ski equipment manufacturer. RPP&P handled negotiations with respect to debt purchases from DUTB as well as other lenders/financiers of Elan and discussions with state aid recovery claim holders and equity stake holders. Sorsak and Odvetniki Selih & partnerji advised the sellers. EUR 17.5 million Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Bank of America Merrill Lynch; DUTB
7/31/16 CMS; Gleiss Lutz; Pollath & Partners CMS advised the mid-market Equistone Partners Europe Limited private equity firm on the acquisition, made through its Fund V, of all shares of TriStyle Mode GmbH, from selling shareholders Primondo Specialty Group GmbH and Wirth Beteiligungs GmbH. Gleiss Lutz represented the sellers, while Pollath & Partners represented the management. N/A Austria Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Equistone Partners Europe Limited; Primondo Specialty Group Gmbh; Wirth Beteiligungs GmbH
7/31/16 CMS; Hogan Lovells; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the EQT V private equity fund on the sale of the blizoo Bulgaria cable operator to the Vienna Stock Exchange-listed Telekom Austria Group. Hogan Lovells advised EQT on English law matters, and CMS represented Telekom Austria on the deal. N/A Austria; Bulgaria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Telekom Austria Group; EQT V
7/31/16 CMS; Wolf Theiss CMS advised Invesco Real Estate on the sale of the Varyada shopping center in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, to the European Property Group (EPG). Wolf Theiss advised EPG on the deal. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity European Property Group; Invesco Real Estate
7/31/16 Alterna Alterna successfully represented Eventus Ehitus in litigation over public procurement proceedings relating to its tender to construct the new Parnu Beach Stadium, leading to the signing of the construction contract for the stadium. N/A Estonia Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure Eventus Ehitus
7/31/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos, working in cooperation with React - its client - and the Greek police, has played an unspecified role in the police's seizure of 54.420 fake watches in a warehouse located near the Athens city center. N/A Greece Retail/FMCG IP/Trademarks React
7/31/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised Maciej Sadowski, the founder and owner of Magodent sp. z o.o., on the sale of 80% of shares in the company to the LUX MED Group. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A LUX MED Group; Maciej Sadowski
7/31/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); CMS RTPR Allen & Overy advised A&D Pharma Group on the re-financing of its existing bank credit facilities provided by a club of banks comprised of UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. and BRD - Groupe Societe Generale S.A. CMS advised the lenders EUR 127 million Romania Life Sciences Banking/Finance A&D Pharma Group; UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A.; BRD - Groupe Societe Generale S.A.
7/31/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP represented Sony Music Entertainment with regard to a settlement of a dispute with the VKontakte social network. N/A Russia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Sony Music Entertainment; VKontakte
7/31/16 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the interests of Rockwool in litigation regarding the protection of intellectual property rights to its -Lamella trademark. N/A Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Rockwool
7/31/16 Paksoy; Simmons & Simmons Paksoy advised Plastipak Packaging on Turkish aspects of its acquisition of APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona (which is in liquidation). Simmons & Simmons was global counsel to Plastipak on the deal. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Plastipak Packaging; La Seda de Barcelona
7/31/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko successfully represented Ukrainian grain trader KAIC in an arbitral proceeding before the Grain and Feed Trade Association. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Litigation/Dispute Resolution KAIC
8/1/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners acted for Mercator, now part of the Agrokor Group, with respect to the sales of its assets. EUR 7.5 million Croatia; Slovenia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Franck d.d.; Poslovni sistem Mercator
8/1/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised HSBC Prague, Societe Generale, Komercni banka, Czech Export Bank Ceska sporitelna, and Raiffeisenbank on EGAP-insured financing for Azerbaijan Railways regarding exports by M Steel Project into the Republic of Azerbaijan. EUR 459 million Czech Republic Logistics/Transportation Banking/Finance HSBC Prague; Societe Generale; Komercni banka; Czech Export Bank Ceska sporitelna; Raiffeisenbank
8/1/16 BBH; Freshfields; NautaDutilh; White & Case White & Case represented the financing banks in the financing of ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura, a.s., the operator of the largest data and communication network in the Czech Republic. BBH, Freshfields, and NautaDutilh also advised on the financing. USD 1.3 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia TMT Banking/Finance Banca IMI (London Branch); Bank of China (Budapest Branch); BNP Paribas Fortis; Ceska Sporitelna; CesokoSlovenksa Obchodni Banka; Citibank Europe; Credit Agricole CIB; ING Bank; Komercni Banka; Raiffeisenbank; Societe Generale; Tatra Banka; Unicredit Bank; Vseobecna Uverova Banka; Pobocka Praha; SGBT Assed Based Funding
8/1/16 HP Legal; Dr. Papp Istvan Richard HP Legal advised the lenders (K&H Bank; Unicredit Hungary) on the proposed refinancing of the largest national public port on the Danube river and the financing of a new logistical project to be developed at the location. Dr. Papp Istvan Richard advised the borrower. EUR 21 million Hungary Logistics/Transportation Banking/Finance K&H Bank; Unicredit Hungary
8/1/16 Szecskay Attorneys At Law Szecskay Attorneys At Law was successful in defending L'Oreal in connection with allegedly unfair commercial practices with respect to cosmetic products. N/A Hungary Retail/FMCG Competition L'Oreal Hungary
8/1/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Capital, a group of venture capital companies, on its investment in the indie game development company JetCat Games. EUR 100,000 Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Practica Capital; JetCat Games
8/1/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Capital on its investment in a fast food restaurant network in Finland's market. EUR 300,000 Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Practica Capital; Cibus Group
8/1/16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Ericsson on complex employment matters related to business acquisitions in Serbia and Montenegro. N/A Montenegro; Serbia TMT Labor Law Ericsson
8/1/16 Rapala Law Firm; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised the founders of SIDLY sp. z o.o. in negotiating a shareholders and investment agreement with the Internet Ventures FIZ private equity fund, which is managed by MCI Management S.A. The Rapala Law Firm advised MCI Management. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Internet Ventures FIZ; founders of SIDLY
8/1/16 CMS CMS advised LCP Properties on the acquisition of nine properties from Investpol 700 - Market-Detal, the owner of the Mila chain of supermarkets. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A LCP Properties; Investpol
8/1/16 CMS CMS advised Maspex on the acquisition of a 44% stake in Sequoia, a Polish manufacturer of OTC drugs and dietary supplements. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Maspex; Sequoia
8/1/16 Dentons; Weil Gotshal & Manges Dentons advised Tauron Polska Energia S.A. and Tauron Wytwarzanie S.A., and Weil advised Polish Investments for Development S.A., on their joint investment to finance the construction of a 413 MW unit at the Lagisza power plant in Bedzin, Poland. EUR 365 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets TAURON Polska Energia S.A; TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A.; Polish Investments for Development S.A.(PIR)
8/1/16 Allen & Overy; CMS; Herbert Smith Freehills; Wikborg Rein; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Allen & Overy advised PGNiG Upstream International AS and CMS advised PGNiG SA in relation to USD 400 million financing provided by Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, ING, HSBC, Citibank, CACIB, SEB and Natixis.-Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised the consortium of banks on Polish matters, Wikborg Rein acted as Norwegian advisor to the banks, and Herbert Smith Freehills was global advisor to the banks. USD 400 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance PGNiG SA; PGNiG Upstream International AS; Societe Generale; BNP Paribas; ING; HSBC; Citibank; CACIB; SEB; Natixis
8/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Ukrsotsbank and shareholder UniCredit Bank Austria AG in the process of additional issue and placement of shares for increase of its authorized capital. UAH 5.55 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets; Banking/Finance Ukrsotsbank
8/1/16 Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Avellum Partners advised the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance of in connection with the reprofiling of JSC Oschadbank 2016 and 2018 USD 1.2 billion Eurobonds, in compliance with the targets of the IMF-supported program. White & Case LLP advised JSC Oschadbank and the Ministry of Finance regarding English law. Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to JSC Oschadbank. USD 1.2 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine; -Oschadbank
8/4/16 CMS CMS advised Safic-Alcan on the acquisition of the distribution business of Bulgaria's Chimsnab BG N/A Bulgaria Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Safic-Alcan
8/4/16 Dentons; Wilson & Partners Dentons acted as legal counsel to Crestyl on the acquisition of a company owning several buildings on Wenceslas Square in Prague for further development of a mixed-use (office and retail) property scheme. The project, also referred to as Savarin Palace, was sold by Ballymore Properties, which was represented by the Wilson & Partners law firm. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Crestyl; Ballymore Properties
8/5/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its purchase of 100% of the shares of the Baltikums insurance company from BBG AS, Baltikums Bank AS, and two private individuals. N/A Latvia Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Vienna Insurance Group; BBG AS; Baltikums Bank AS; two private individuals
8/5/16 Dentons Dentons advised Union Investment on the acquisition of the five-star Radisson Blu hotel in Wroclaw from a company from the UBM Development AG group. N//A Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Union Investment; UBM Development AG group
8/5/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Real Estate Asset SA, the real estate subsidiary of SIF Moldova, on the acquisition of significant shareholding stakes in Prodplast Imobiliare SA and Nord SA, the majority shareholder of the company developing the Veranda Obor project. EUR 10 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Real Estate Asset SA; Prodplast Imobiliare SA and Nord SA
8/5/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised ING Bank N.V. in connection with amendments to the security package of a facilities agreement granted to Euromedic Intermediate Group B.V. EUR 325 million Romania Life Sciences Banking/Finance ING Bank N.V.
8/6/16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised Lohmus Holdings on its investment in the company behind the Barking mobile parking app. EUR 100,000 Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lohmus Holdings
8/6/16 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group announced that it had been named external counsel of Gazprom Export after winning a public tender for advisory services relating to so-called -deoffshorization" matters. N/A Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Gazprom Export
8/6/16 White & Case (Akol Avukatlik Buroso); Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci) The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised the International Finance Corporation and a fund managed by the IFC Asset Management Company on their acquisition of a 27% stake in GAMA Enerji. GAMA Enerji was advised by the Akol Avukatlik Buroso - the Istanbul firm at the time associated with White & Case - on the deal. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A International Finance Corporation (IFC); GAMA Enerji
8/7/16 Allen & Overy; Arzinger; Clifford Chance; Freshfields; Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership, Sorainen; Wardynski & Partners Clifford Chance (and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish arm of Clifford Chance) advised Mondelez International, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Allen & Overy, and Freshfields advised Acorn Holdings B.V. and D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. (DEMB) on the combination of the coffee businesses of Mondelez International and D.E. Master Blenders 1753 into Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Sorainen advised Mondelez International on Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Belarusian aspects, and Arzinger and Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised on Ukrainian aspects. Polish advice on HR matters related to the deal was provided to DEMB by Wardynski & Partners. EUR 3.8 billion Belarus; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Romania; Ukraine; Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Mondelez International Inc; Mondelez International Inc
8/7/16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Union Investment on the acquisition of the Radisson Blu hotel in Wroclaw, Poland, from Poplar Company Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia Spolka Komandytowa, a member of the UBM Development AG Group. The Poplar Company was advised by Linklaters. N/A Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Union Investment; UBM Development AG
8/7/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Unicredit Bank AG (formerly BAYERISCHE HYPO- UND VEREINSBANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT) in relation to an additional security package related to the financing of JD Agrococora S.R.L. N/A Romania Agribusiness Banking/Finance Unicredit Bank AG
8/11/16 Baker & McKenzie; Dentons Dentons advised the seller of a prime real estate portfolio in Budapest - which includes, among others, MOM Park Shopping Center and Offices and West End Business Center Offices - to a consortium consisting of Morgan Stanley, Wing, and CC Real. Baker & McKenzie advised the consortium on the deal. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Morgan Stanley, Wing and CC Real; AEW Europe
8/11/16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted the Latvian Football Federation on its agreement with the Arcers construction company regarding the reconstruction of a sports complex in Riga. N/A Latvia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Latvian Football Federation
8/11/16 Ellex (Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen Valiunas Ellex assisted and advised the Lithuanian equity and real estate investment company UAB Landmark Capital on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in UAB Tiltu Ekspertu Centras from Alpha Projects. Sorainen's Vilnius office advised Alpha Projects on the deal. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity UAB Landmark Capital; Alpha Projects
8/11/16 Lidings Lidings advised Spanish Gruma International Foods S.L., - a Russian subsidiary of Mexico's Gruma International Foods - on changing the company's corporate structure. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Gruma International Foods S.L.
8/11/16 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners has been engaged by The Law Debenture Trust Corporation to advise on matters of banking and financial law in connection with Eurobonds of an unnamed Ukrainian bank. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets The Law Debenture Trust Corporation
8/11/16 CMS CMS advised a syndicate of banks on a credit facility for a subsidiary of Kernel Holding S.A., the Ukrainian agricultural conglomerate. USD 65 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance ING; UniCredit Bank; BNP Paribas; Rabobank
8/12/16 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners advised the Hopi Group in its acquisition of shares in Rohlik.cz. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hopi Group; Rohlik.cz
8/12/16 Noerr Noerr advised German publisher Verlagsgruppe Passau on the sale of its Czech publishing business to the financial investor Penta. The transaction includes all shares in the Prague-based Vltava-Labe-Press, as well as its subsidiaries and shareholdings in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Penta; Vltava Labe Press
8/12/16 Dentons Dentons advised the seller of a prime real estate portfolio in Budapest - including among others, MOM Park Shopping Center and Offices and West End Business Center Offices - to a consortium consisting of Morgan Stanley, Wing, and CC Real. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Morgan Stanley; Wing; CC Real
8/12/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Selectivity International BVBA (part of the Revor Bedding Group) on the buyout of its 50% joint venture partner, T.T.B. Holding CVA, in Medal Hungary Kft. (now renamed Revor International Kft.), a Hungarian bed-manufacturing company. N/A Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Selectivity International BVBA; T.T.B. Holding CVA
8/12/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised the Bauer Media Group on the purchase of all the shares in Rankomat.pl SA, the owner of the largest online insurance platform in Poland. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bauer Media Group; Rankomat.pl SA
8/12/16 Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie); Deniz Eray The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised the Abraaj Group's Anatolia Growth Capital Fund on its acquisition of a stake in Yu-Ce Tibbi Gerecler Ithalat Ihracat Mumessillik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. from Cengiz Balcik and Yumnu Balcik, who were advised by sole practitioner Deniz Eray. N/A Turkey Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Anatolia Growth Capital Fund; Cengiz Balcik; Yumnu Balcik
8/13/16 BGST; Clifford Chance; CMS; Greenberg Taurig CMS advised Bluehouse Capital and Greenberg Traurig advised REINO Partners on on their joint venture acquisition of the Alchemia I office building in Gdansk (Poland) from Torus. Clifford Chance and the BGST law firm advised Torus on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Bluehouse Capital; REINO Partners; Torus
8/13/16 Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Hrle Attorneys JPM advised De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V. on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of FSH PROTEINKA from Kartonval doo Beograd. The Hrle Attorneys represented the seller. N/A Serbia Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V.; Kartonval doo Beograd
8/14/16 CMS CMS advised the Austrian energy group EVN in the course of a cross-border restructuring. Some operations of the Essen-based group company WTE Wassertechnik GmbH were spun off and subsequently transferred to the Austrian group by way of a cross-border merger. N/A Austria Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring EVN
8/14/16 Biris Goran; CMS; Squire Patton Boggs; Tark Grunte Sutkiene CMS advised the Aurelius Group on its acquisition of the European Crafts business of UK company Coats plc, the world's leading manufacturer of sewing threads, craft yarns, and craft accessories. Squire Patton Boggs advised Coats on the deal. Biris Goran, instructed by Squire Patton Bogs, assisted Coats plc on Romanian Matters. Tark Grunte Sutkiene also advised. N/A Austria; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Aurelius Group; Coats plc
8/14/16 Dentons; Karanovic & Nikolic (Odvjetnici/Croatian attorneys at law) Dentons advised TPG Real Estate, the real estate platform of global private investment firm TPG, on the acquisition of TriGranit. Odvjetnici/Croatian attorneys at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Dentons with Croatian aspects of the transaction. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction TPG Real Estate; TriGranit
8/14/16 Clifford Chance; Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski; Geenberg Taurig; Lesnodorski Slusarek and Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Clifford Chance acted for PBG's largest financial creditors in negotiating and coordinating the comprehensive restructuring documentation signed on July 31, 2015 with PBG S.A. in arrangement bankruptcy. Weil Gotshal advised PBG, the Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski firm advised the group of bondholders, and Lesnodorski Slusarek and Partners advised ING NV. Greenberg Traurig advised Bank Pekao S.A. on the bankruptcy. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring PBG; Bank Pekao
8/14/16 White & Case White & Case advised the International Finance Corporation on its agreement to subscribe for 23 percent of the shares of UNIT Investment NV, the power sector development and investment arm of UNIT Investments S.A. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance; Capital Markets International Finance Corporation (IFC)
8/15/16 Schoenherr; Vorlickova Partners (part of the Rodl & Partner Group) Schoenherr advised RREEF Investment GmbH ("RREEF") on its sale of the Raiffeisen Centrum building ("RFC") in Prague to Nemovitostne spolecnost Olbrachtova 9, s.r.o. ("Olbrachtova 9") for approximately EUR 50 million. Vorlickova Partners (part of the Rodl & Partner Group) advised the buyer. EUR 50 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Nemovitostni spolecnost Olbrachtova 9, s.r.o.; RREEF Investment GmbH
8/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised CTP on its acquisition of the Deva Logistics Park. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction CTP; Yves Weerts
8/16/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised SportingPulse International PTY LTD on its acquisition of 100 % of shares in UAB Media Benz Telekomunikacijos, a sports data management software developer, from private individuals resident in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A SportingPulse International PTY LTD; Private individuals resident in Lithuania
8/17/16 BPV Hugel; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Immigon Portfolioabbau AG on the sale of VB Leasing Finanzierungsgesellschaft m.b.H to BAWAG PSK Leasing GmbH - which was advised by BPV Hugel. EUR 650 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A BAWAG PSK Leasing GmbH; Immigon Portfolioabbau AG
8/17/16 CMS; White & Case CMS advised the EnerCap Power Fund on the refinancing of its 18MW Horni Lodenice windfarm in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. EUR 18 million Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance; Private Equity EnerCap Power Fund
8/17/16 Akin Gump; Norton Rose Fulbright Akin Gump advised PJSC LUKOIL on a project financing to finance further development of the Shah Deniz gas field (Phase 2) in the South Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan. EUR 1 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance PJSC LUKOIL
8/18/16 Freshfields; White & Case White & Case advised Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Erste Group Bank AG, NATIXIS, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG as lead managers on the bond issuance by Austrian KA Finanz AG. Freshfields advised KA Finanz. EUR 1 billion Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets KA Finanz; Barclays; Deutsche Bank; Erste Group Bank AG; NATIXIS; Raiffeisen Bank International
8/18/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised two separate clients - Flora Ehitus OU and Kemiflora OU - on the sale of a total of six "developed business immovables in Tallinn to local Estonian retailer Puumarket AS. N/A Estonia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Puumarket AS; Flora Ehitus OU; Kemiflora OU
8/18/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW advised the Griffin Group on its sale of a package of Polish properties previously purchased from Ruch S.A. PLN 17.5 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Griffin Group
8/18/16 CMS CMS advised the Poland-based PKO BP SA bank in its acquisition of SKOK Wesola, the Poland-based cooperative savings and credit company engaged in providing non-banking financial services and products. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance PKO BP SA
8/19/16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised MBI Group Beteilingung GmbH, the Austrian owner of both ANGER Machining and HELLMERICH, on the acquisition of a 76% shareholding in and refinancing of the group by Taiwan's family-owned Tongtai Machine & Tool. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Tongtai Machine & Tool; MBI Group Beteilingung GmbH
8/19/16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca represented La Padana s.r.l. before the Romanian Road Transport Authority in its successful application for a freight transportation license for its Romanian subsidiary. N/A Romania Logistics/Transportation Other La Padana s.r.l.
8/19/16 Dentons; Yulchon Dentons, in cooperation with the Korean law firm Yulchon, represented the Korean GS Home Shopping company on the creation - together with Rostelecom - of the Big Universal Mall TV shopping channel. USD 20 million Russia TMT Real Estate/Construction GS Home Shopping
8/19/16 Gurel Yoruker; Paksoy Paksoy advised The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd. on their July 7, 2015 entrance into a shareholders' agreement with Salipazari Liman Isletmeciligi A.S. (SLI), Dogus Holding A.S., and BLG Gayrimenkul Yatirimlari ve Ticaret A.S. to set up a 50/50% joint-venture company for development of a Peninsula Hotel at the Salipazari Port in Istanbul. SLI was advised by the Gurel Yoruker law firm. EUR 300 million Turkey Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels; Ltd.
8/20/16 Bird & Bird; Merilampi Attorneys Bird & Bird's corporate teams in Finland and Germany advised the shareholders of Transtech Ltd, a large Finnish rolling stock manufacturer, in the acquisition of the majority of Transtech's shares by Skoda Transportation Group of the Czech Republic. Merilampi Attorneys advised the Skoda Transportation Group on the deal. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Skoda Transportation Group; Transtech Ltd
8/20/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised the Bauer Media Group on the purchase of 100% of shares in Mediasoft Polska sp. z o.o., a company operating under the eBroker Group name. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bauer Media Group; Mediasoft Polska sp. z o.o.
8/21/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised the Fattal Hotels Group on its acquisition of the Leonardo Hotel Wien from a subsidiary of Immofinanz AG. N/A Austria Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fattal Hotels Group; Immofinanz AG
8/21/16 CMS; Jalsovszky CMS Budapest advised Bluehouse Capital on its successful sale of the Infopark E office building to Diofa Asset Management - which was advised by the Jalsovszky law firm. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Diofa Asset Management; Bluehouse Capital
8/21/16 Ellex (Valiuans Ellex); Fort Fort Legal advised the EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS on its acquisition of UAB Titvesta, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the E.L.L. Kinnisvara real estate developer and owner of the Saules Miestas shopping center. Valiuans Ellex advised seller E.L.L. Kinnisvara on the deal. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS; E.L.L. Kinnisvara
8/21/16 Asters Law Firm Asters acted as legal counsel to Primestar Energy FZE on the purchase of 100% of the shares in Ukraine's Ukrgazprombank PJSC. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Primestar Energy FZE; Ukrgazprombank PJSC
8/24/16 Noerr Noerr advised the German publisher Verlagsgruppe Passau on the sale of its Czech publishing business to the financial investor Penta - which was advised by Czech solo practitioner Jan Evan. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Penta; Verlagsgruppe Passau
8/24/16 Havel Holasek & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised EVO Payments International on the launch of a strategic alliance with Raiffeisenbank a.s. in the Czech Republic in the segment of payment card acceptance. Havel Holasek & Partners advised Raiffeisenbank on the matter. N/A Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance EVO Payments International; Raiffeisenbank
8/24/16 bpv Hugel; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Rohrdorfer group on its acquisition of CEMEX's operations in Austria and Hungary for approximately EUR 160 million. CEMEX was advised by bpv Hugel on the deal. N/A Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rohrdorfer; CEMEX
8/24/16 CMS Nowy Styl Group, the Poland-based company engaged in the manufacture of office furniture, aquired Sitag AG, the Switzerland-based manufacturer and wholesaler of office furniture, from Nimbus BV, the Netherlands-based private equity firm, which was advised by CMS. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Nowy Styl Group; Nimbus BV
8/24/16 Dentons Dentons advised BlackRock's Real Estate division on the preliminary sale of two shopping centers in Southern Poland to RockCastle Global Real Estate. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction RockCastle Global Real Estate; BlackRock
8/25/16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners reported that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the Polish General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Felus and Grzegorz Jankowski - the editors-in-chief of the Fakt newspaper and the Fakt.pl website - demanding the publication of a -correction to an article originally published on September 27, 2013. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Polish General Inspectorate for Road Transport; Robert Felus; Grzegorz Jankowski
8/25/16 Dentons; White & Case Dentons represented the owner of the Soseddushka retail chain on the sale of 100 stores in the city of Orenburg and Orenburg Oblast to the X5 Retail Group, the largest grocery retailer in Russia. White & Case advised X5. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction X5 Retail Group; Soseddushka
8/26/16 CMS; Sorainen Sorainen supported the EBRD on its acquisition of a minority stake in Eco Baltia, a leading provider of waste treatment in Latvia and the Baltic states. The EBRD's investment will be used to finance the construction of a mechanical biological treatment plant for household waste. Eco Baltia was advised by CMS. EUR 10 million Latvia Waste Management Corporate/Commercial/M&A EBRD; Eco Baltia
8/26/16 Borenius Borenius successfully persuaded the Latvian Administrative Regional Court to uphold the claims of clients SIA Konekesko Latvija and SIA Severstal Distribution and annul the refusal of the Latvian State Revenue Service to allow the two companies to deduct value added tax in respect of goods and services they purchased from what turned out to be non-taxpaying companies. N/A Latvia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax clients SIA Konekesko Latvija; SIA Severstal Distribution; Latvian State Revenue Service
8/26/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Latham & Watkins; Mrowiec Fialek and Partners Latham & Watkins and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (on Polish law elements) acted for the Carlyle Group in the purchase by Carlyle-controlled Brintons Carpets Limited of 98% of shares in Fabryka Dywanow Agnella SA. The Mrowiec Fialek and Partners law firm advised the shareholders of Agnella. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Carlyle Group; Fabryka Dywanow Agnella SA
8/26/16 Biris Goran; Deloitte (Reff & Associates) Biris Goran advised Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG in the sale of its flagship Auchan Titan shopping center to South African fund New Europe Property Investments. Reff & Associates advised the buyer. EUR 86 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction NEPI; Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG
8/26/16 Akin Gump; Herbert Smith Akin Gump advised PJSC LUKOIL in the sale of its 50 % stake in Caspian Investments Resources Ltd. to China-based Sinopec. USD 11 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Energy/Natural Resources Sinopec; PJSC LUKOIL
8/27/16 Borenius Borenius successfully persuaded the Latvian Administrative Regional Court to uphold the claims of clients SIA Konekesko Latvija and SIA Severstal Distribution and annul the refusal of the Latvian State Revenue Service to allow the two companies to deduct value added tax in respect of goods and services they purchased from what turned out to be non-taxpaying companies. N/A Latvia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction SIA Kronvalada; Latvian Administrative Regional Court
8/27/16 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs acted for the Boston-based Public Consulting Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, PCG Polska z.o.o., on two strategic acquisitions in Poland. N/A Poland Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Public Consulting Group
8/27/16 Noerr Noerr advised Rolls Royce on its joint venture with Safran Group (Hispano-Suiza) regarding the setting up of a production plan for aircraft engine parts - including for the new Airbus A380 - in southeast Poland. Noerr advised on all legal aspects of the greenfield investment, in particular on real estate purchases and FIDIC contracts. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rolls Royce
8/27/16 Debevois & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton announced that it is advising Uralkali, one of the world's largest potash producers, in a buyback program of its Common Shares and GDRs. USD 1.32 billion Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Uralkali
8/28/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Belarus office advised the China National Chemical Corporation on local antimonopoly compliance, related to its planned acquisition of control over Pirelli & Co S.p.A.. N/A Belarus Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition China National Chemical Corporation
8/28/16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Orange Polska on the sale of all of its shares and the shares of its subsidiary TP Invest Sp. z.o.o. in Contact Center - Orange Polska's outsourcing subsidiary - to Arteria S.A., a company operating in the area of sales support process outsourcing. EUR 2.13 million Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Arteria S.A.; Orange Polska
8/28/16 Miro Senica & Attorneys Miro Senica & Attorneys advised Adria Mobil, a large Slovenian manufacturer of motor-homes and caravans, on a bond issue. EUR 24 million Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Adria Mobil
8/28/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Ukrainian Business Group on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of PJSC RWS Bridge Bank, a bridge bank established on the basis of the recently-declared-insolvent PJSC Omega Bank, from the Deposit Guarantee Fund. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ukrainian Business Group; Deposit Guarantee Fund
8/28/16 Baker & McKenzie The Kyiv and Paris offices of Baker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian and English law counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with a new syndicated loan facility for Nibulon, Ukraine's leading grain and oilseeds trader and producer. USD 130 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
8/31/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Freshfields CHSH advised FWU AG, Munich, on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Skandia Austria Holding AG from the German Heidelberger Leben Group. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A FWU AG; Heidelberger Leben Group
8/31/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the BaltCap Private Equity Fund II on its acquisition of property manager BPT Real Estate from Northern Horizon Capital. Northern Horizon Capital was advised by Borenius. N/A Lithuania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity BaltCap Private Equity Fund II; Northern Horizon Capital
8/31/16 Chadbourne & Parke Chadbourne & Parke represented the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic in connection with an option-based financing for its subsidiary, SOCAR Turkey Enerji A.S. USD 1.3 billion Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance SOCAR
9/1/16 Dentons; HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H as agent for the lead arrangers on establishing new security under financing provided to Hamburger Hungaria Llc., the subsidiary of the Austrian paper producer W. Hamburger GmbH. Dentons advised Hamburger Hungaria. EUR 150 million Austria; Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance K&H Bank
9/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s. (a member of the Amundi Group asset manager), in its acquisition of a retail and administrative building in Parizska street in Prague. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s. (Amundi Group)
9/1/16 Allen & Overy; Havel Holasek & Partners; Pokorny, Wagner & partneri Allen & Overy advised J&T Private Equity Group on the acquisition of a 79.4 % stake in the Pivovary Lobkowicz Group through a joint venture formed with the China Energy Company and the CEO of Pivovary Lobkowicz, Zdenek Radil. Pokorny Wagner & partneri acted as legal advisers to CEFC and Havel Holasek & Partners advised Radil. EUR 700 million Czech Republic Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A J&T Private Equity Group; Pivovary Lobkowicz Group
9/1/16 CMS; Wilson & Partners CMS advised Deka Immobilien Investment on the sale of the Panorama Business Center building in Prague 1 to Mint Investments - which was advised by Wilson & Partners. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Mint Investments ; Deka Immobilien
9/1/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised ELKO Group AS in connection with its acquisition of DL Distributors OU, an importer and wholesale distributor of Dell products in Estonia. Cobalt Latvia and Estonia offices acted as legal advisors to ELKO. N/A Estonia; Latvia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A ELKO Group AS; DL Distributors O_ (DLD)
9/1/16 HP Legal HP Legal advised Raiffeisen and Eximbank as lenders on the restructuring of the export credit facilities provided to Graboplast Ltd., a major Hungarian floor products manufacturing company. EUR 35 million Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Raiffeisen Bank; Hungarian Export-Import Bank
9/1/16 GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski Gawlik GFKK advised the Jacobs Engineering group in connection with the sale of the group's Polish assets to its executives in the country and its withdrawal from Poland. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Company executives in Poland; Jacobs Engineering
9/1/16 CMS CMS represented the shareholders of Kan sp z o.o., the owner of the brand Tatuum, in connection with the signing of an investment agreement and transfer of a controlling stake to the private equity fund PAAN Capital. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity PAAN Capital; KAN
9/1/16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Allen & Overy advised Grupa LOTOS S.A. and LOTOS Asfalt Sp. z o.o. on the preparation, financing, and implementation of the «'EFRA - Effective Refining project. Clifford Chance advised the lenders. PLN 2.5 billion Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Grupa LOTOS S.A.; LOTOS Asfalt Sp. z o.o.
9/1/16 Dentons; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Bluehouse on on the sale of Victoria Center Office Development in Bucharest to GLL Partners, which was advised by Dentons EUR 27 million Romania; Cyprus Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A GLL Partners; Bluehouse
9/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Celtic BidCo on Ukrainian competition law issues relating to the acquisition of Alvogen Lux Holdings. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Competition Celtic BidCo S.a r.l.; Alvogen Lux Holdings S.a.r.l.; Celtic BidCo S.a r.l.
9/1/16 Avellum Partners; White & Case Avellum Partners advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a loan from KfW (Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau), a public law institution under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, to Ukraine. White & Case LLP acted as international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. EUR 200 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
9/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on tax and customs issues applicable to operations of legal entities located and/or operating within military conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Tax European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
9/1/16 Aequo; Allen & Overy; Jones Day; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Aequo advised Apollo Global Management on obtaining Ukrainian merger clearance for its acquisition of Endemol (Netherlands), and in obtaining merger clearence for the JV established with 21st Century Fox. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius acted as a global competition law advisor to Apollo in jurisdictions other than Ukraine. Allen & Overy acted as global competition counsel to 21st Century Fox. Jones Day is an international advisor to the OM Group. N/A Ukraine Private Equity Competition Apollo Global Management
9/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised SONAE on a franchise agreement. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A SONAE
9/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Inditex Group on developing a litigation strategy to defend the Group's Ukrainian subsidiaries' position as to taxation of dividend distributions. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Tax; Litigation/Dispute Resolution Inditex Group
9/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Zara Ukraine on corporate profit tax matters and applying for and obtaining a tax ruling on a controversial matter of setting-off ongoing CPT liabilities against several types of CPT advances accrued in 2013. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Tax Zara Ukraine
9/1/16 Aequo; Ilyashev & Partners; Freshfields Aequo represented KPMG as the receivers appointed by the English High Court of Justice for the worldwide assets of Mukhtar Ablyazov (a Kazakh tycoon and former chairman of BTA Bank, one of the major banks of Kazakhstan) who was sued by BTA Bank for fraud and damages amounting to over USD 6 billion in total, in a series of proceedings in Ukraine connected with the recognition and enforcement of the English court orders and obtaining control over the Ukrainian assets of Ablyazov. Aequo was instructed by Freshfields, which represented the receivers in the UK. Ilyashev & Partners represented BTA Bank. USD 6 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution KPMG as Receivers in BTA Bank v. Ablyazov case; BTA Bank; Mukhtar Ablyazov
9/2/16 Cieslak & Kordasiewicz; Dentons; DLA Piper Dentons advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on Poland's first public private partnership investment project financing deal, which involved the design, construction, property management and maintenance services of the head office of the District Court in Nowy Sacz. The District Court was advised by the Cieslak & Kordasiewicz firm. The private partner is the Warsaw-based company PPP Projekt, a member of the VINCI Group, which was represented by DLA Piper. PLN 49.5 million Poland Real Estate/Construction PPP/Infrastructure; Banking/Finance Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
9/3/16 Schoenherr; Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner Schoenherr advised immigon portfolioabbau ag (formerly OVAG - Oesterreichische Volksbank AG) on the sale of its 100% shareholding in VB Factoring Bank AG, including the subsidiary Eurincasso GmbH, to Germany's A.B.S. Global Factoring AG. The A.B.S. group was advised by Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A A.B.S. Global Factoring AG; immigon portfolioabbau ag
9/3/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised AMS AG, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, on its acquisition of the CMOS Sensor Business from NXP Semiconductors. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A AMS AG; NXP Semiconductors
9/3/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Reeder C. J. Ahrenkiel on the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in IWH from Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH, a subsidiary of German-listed Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A Reeder C. J. Ahrenkiel; Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH
9/3/16 Ellex (Valiuans Ellex) Valiunas Ellex advised Lithuania's Baltpool on various matters related to the operation of the country's power and natural gas exchange. N/A Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Baltpool
9/3/16 Clifford Chance; Robert Jedrzejczyk & Partners Clifford Chance advised Katowicki Holding Weglowy on the sale of 100% of the shares in Zaklady Energetyki Cieplnej to DK Energy Polska, a company owned by the French group EDF. DK Energy was advised by the Robert Jedrzejczyk & Partners law firm. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A DK Energy Polska (EDF); Katowicki Holding Weglowy
9/3/16 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting successfully represented Laggar LLC in a dispute with the State Tax Inspection Service of the Dniprovskyi District of Kyiv involving Laggar's claim to a value added tax refund. EUR 83,000 Ukraine Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Tax Laggar LLC; State Tax Inspection Service of the Dniprovskyi District
9/3/16 CMS CMS Kyiv successfully represented Allianz Australia Life Insurance Limited, OnePath Life Limited, and Suncorp Life & Supperannuation Limited in what the firm describes as -a complex fact-finding and private investigation assignment, culminating in proceedings throughout the Ukrainian Administrative Court system. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance Allianz Australia Life Insurance Limited; OnePath Life Limited; Suncorp Life & Supperannuation Limited
9/3/16 Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to Ukreximbank on the restructuring of its Eurobond issues due 2015, 2016, and 2018. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Ukreximbank
9/7/16 Baker & McKenzie; Doralt Seist Csoklich Baker & McKenzie advised Warburg-HIH Invest on the sale of the Alt Erlaa retail park in the southern part of Vienna to Semper Constantia Immo Invest GmbH, a subsidiary of Semper Constantia Privatbank. Semper Constantia was represented by the Doralt Seist Csoklich law firm. EUR 32 million Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Semper Constantia Immo Invest; Warburg-HIH Invest
9/7/16 Dentons (BASEAK); Van Campen Liem; YukselKarkinKucuk Van Campen Liem and YukselKarkinKucuk assisted the Stryker Corporation with the acquisition of all the shares in Muka Metal A.S.. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki, the Turkish arm of Dentons, advised Murat Kantarci and other shareholders of Muka Metal on the deal, as well as on post-closing service arrangements between some of the shareholders and Muka Metal. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Stryker Corporation; Murat Kantarci
9/8/16 Berwin Leighton Paisner; DLA Piper; Linklaters Berwin Leighton Paisner led a multi-jurisdictional team including DLA Piper Australia and Linklaters Warsaw in advising Prairie Mining on its standard listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. EUR 51.6 million Austria; Poland Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Prairie Mining
9/8/16 DLA Piper; Dr. Bode Tamas DLA Piper advised the MKB Bank on a complex share purchase deal. MKB Bank and Letet Kft are the joint owners (50-50%) of MKB-Eurolesing Group, one of the largest market players in Hungary concerning car financing, car fleet management, and car dealer businesses. MKB Bank purchased the shareholdings of Letet Kft in the car financing business of MKB-Euroleasing Group; and Letet Kft. purchased the shareholdings (direct or indirect) of MKB Bank in the other four businesses of MKB-Euroleasing Group. Letet was advised by Dr. Bode Tamas. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A MKB Bank; Letet Kft.; MKB Bank; Letet Kft.
9/8/16 Ellex (Valiuans Ellex) Valiunas Ellex agreed to advise Lithuania's Olympic and world swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte - and her Charity and Sponsorship Fund - on legal issues relating to sports and advertising law. N/A Lithuania Other Other Ruta Meilutyte
9/8/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW advised a group of institutional bondholders in the process of refinancing the debt of SCO-PAK S.A. EUR 16.5 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Capital Markets SCO-PAK S.A.
9/8/16 Aequo Aequo advised UniCredit Bank (Russian Federation) on the restructuring of a loan facility granted to what the firm describes as -a major energy equipment producer operating in Ukraine and other European countries." EUR 30 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Unicredit Bank
9/9/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised ELKO Group AS on its acquisition of DL Distributors OU, an importer and wholesale distributor of Dell products in Estonia. N/A Estonia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A ELKO Group AS; DL Distributors
9/10/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the Insurance Guarantee Fund on several IT projects and agreements. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services TMT Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny (UFG; the Insurance Guarantee Fund)
9/10/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the Credit Information Bureau on delivery and implementation of IT systems, on its antifraud platform, and on its compliance with the Polish Personal Data Protection Act. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services TMT Credit Information Bureau (PL: Biuro Informacji Kredytowej - BIK)
9/14/16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG in connection with the sale of its 99.94% interest in DC Bank AG to card complete Service Bank AG. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Service Bank AG; UniCredit Bank Austria
9/14/16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the VTB Bank (Austria) on the increase of its Common Equity Tier 1 capital. EUR 200 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets VTB Bank (Austria)
9/14/16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted the Lords LB Asset Management management company in setting up Lords LB Special Fund I, a closed-end real estate investment fund for investors in Lithuania. EUR 20 million Lithuania Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity LORDS LB Asset Management
9/14/16 Gessel; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Norway's Lindorff Group AB on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Casus Finanse, a Polish company specializing in the management and collection of receivables. Gessel advised the selling shareholders of Casus Finanse. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Lindorff Group AB; Casus Finanse
9/14/16 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS Romania advised the BRD Groupe Societe Generale and UniCredit Bank on a syndicated loan provided to A&D Pharma, the biggest pharmaceutical group in Romania. A&D Pharma was advised by RTPR Allen & Overy. EUR 127 million Romania Life Sciences Banking/Finance BRD Groupe Societe Generale; UniCredit Bank; A&D Pharma
9/14/16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully represented PZU SA in its application for clearance by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine of its acquisition of a 25% stake in Alior Bank SA. EUR 386 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Competition PZU
9/15/16 Schoenherr The Prague office of Schoenherr advised Aiga Investments ("AIGA"), a Central European real estate investment company, on the sale of the Wratislaw Palace s.r.o. ("WP") in Prague to the League of Peace Foundation (the "LOPF") for EUR 7.5 million (plus future profits from lease agreements). EUR 7.5 million (+future profit) Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction League of Peace Foundation ; Aiga Investments
9/15/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. ("UCT") on its acquisition of the Czech plastic engineering company Miconex s.r.o. ("Miconex") for approximately EUR 21 million. The parties signed and closed the transaction on 3 August 2015. Miconex offers advanced precision fabrication of a wide range of plastic materials, primarily for the semiconductor industry. Located in northern Bohemian city of Liberec, Miconex had revenues of approx. USD 40.5 million in the twelve months ending 30 June 2015. EUR 21 million Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. ; Miconex s.r.o.
9/15/16 Beza; Biewald; Roedl & Partner Roedl & Partner advised the international packaging specialist Sudpack Holding on its acquisition of the Bahpol Sp. z.o.o. packaging company from Slawomir Slomian and brothers Bogdan and Henryk Krysiak. The sellers were advised by the Beza, Biewald law firm. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Sudpack Holding; Slawomir Slomian; Bogdan Krysiak; Henryk Krysiak
9/15/16 Antika Antika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over the recognition of its loan agreement obligation as terminated. EUR 291,000 Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Confidential; Energobank PJSC
9/16/16 Sorainen Sorainen advises Food Union on an internal cross border merger in which Premia KPC in Lithuania and former holding company Nordic Foods Holding in Estonia merged with Premia Tallinna Kulmhoone in Estonia. N/A Estonia; Lithuania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Food Union
9/16/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised UAB ASU Baltija on its acquisition of 100 % of shares in Alphatrans B.V., a helicopter management and refurbishment company, from its owners (legal entities incorporated in the Netherlands and Russia). N/A Lithuania; Russia Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A UAB ASU Baltija; Legal entities established in the Netherlands and Russia
9/16/16 Aequo Aequo advised NCH Capital and its newly acquired Ukrainian subsidiary, the NAP II FUND - Astra Bank, on fulfilment of investment obligations undertaken in the course of the bank's buyout from the Deposit Guarantee Fund to terminate the curatorship of the Deposit Guarantee Fund over Astra Bank. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance NCH Capital
9/16/16 Doubinsky & Osharova Patent and Law Agency The Doubinsky & Osharova Patent and Law Agency successfully defended the IP rights of the Exxon Mobil Corporation a trademark action over a mark which it claimed was confusingly similar to Exxon Mobil's -Pegasus" trademark. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Exxon Mobil Corporation
9/16/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners represented Shell in Ukrainian courts in a series of cases initiated by claimants seeking invalidation of decisions of local municipalities approving the Product Sharing Agreement between Shell and the Government of Ukraine, and invalidation of the Product Sharing Agreement itself. The firm also represented Shell in four disputes with tax authorities regarding the right to automatic VAT refund (value USD 1.4 million). One of the disputes was successfully resolved in the local and appellate administrative court. Three other tax disputes were being considered by the local administrative court. USD 401.4 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources Shell
9/17/16 CMS; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented AS Eesti Post, the Estonian national postal service provider, in a competition matter before the Estonian Supreme Court. N/A Estonia Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition CMS Direct; AS Eesti Post
9/17/16 Cobalt; Ellex (Valiuanas Ellex) Cobalt and Valiunas Ellex advised Practica Capital and the Robert Kalinkin fashion design company, respectively, on the former's investment in the latter. EUR 200,000 Lithuania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Practica Capital; Robert Kalinkin
9/17/16 Walenta Chelchowski The Walenta Chelchowski law firm advised TVN Ventures on its acquisition of 40% of shares in the Everytap company. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A TVN Ventures; Everytap
9/17/16 Biris Goran; JLL Romania Biris Goran advised Pumac SA in relation to the sale of a 21,000 square meter land plot strategically located in Bucharest to the major Swedish developer the-Skanska group. JLL represented Skanska. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Skanska Group; Pumac SA
9/17/16 Dentons Dentons advised Lenta, one of the biggest chains of hypermarkets in Russia, on the purchase of land plots and real estate in Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Volgograd, and Taganrog from the O'Key group of companies. N/A Russia Retail/FMCG Real Estate/Construction Lenta; O'Key
9/17/16 Tilling Peters Tilling Peters won a bank guarantee dispute in the Russian arbitration court of cassation on behalf of LANIT (an acronym for the -Laboratory of New Information Technologies). EUR 385,700 Russia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery LANIT; Rosenergobank
9/17/16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; White & Case White & Case advised BASF subsidiary Wintershall and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Gazprom on a multi-billion Euro asset swap between the two. N/A Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Gazprom; Wintershall
9/17/16 Ulcar & partnerji; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Deutsche Bahn Group and its Slovenian subsidiary, Arriva Dolenjska in Primorska, on the acquisition of a majority of shares in the Slovenian bus operating company Alpetour - Potovalna agencija d.d. The selling stockholders were represented by Ulcar & partnerji. EUR 25 million Slovenia Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Deutsche Bahn Group; Alpetour
9/18/16 CMS; Dentons; Greenberg Traurig CMS Poland acted as legal advisor to Bluehouse Capital Advisor Ltd. on its purchase - made as part of a joint venture with two investment vehicles managed by independent Polish fund and asset manager REINO Partners - of Malta House in Poznan from Skanska Property Poland. Dentons advised Skanska Property Poland on the deal, with Greenberg Traurig advising REINO Partners. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Bluehouse Capital Advisor; REINO Partners; Skanska Property Group
9/21/16 CMS CMS advised AMCS Industriebeteiligungs GmbH on the sale of its subsidiary, the Austrian valve manufacturer Ventrex Automotive, to the Dutch group Aalberts Industries. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Aalberts Industries; AMCS Industriebeteiligungs GmbH
9/21/16 Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov; Kinstellar; Wolft Theiss Wolf Theiss advised CEE Equity Advisors on the acquisition, made along with BlackPeak Capital, of a minority share in the Walltopia Ltd. manufacturer of climbing walls. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Walltopia on the deal, with Kinstellar providing legal vendor due diligence. N/A Bulgaria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity CEE Equity Advisors; BlackPeak Capital; Walltopia Ltd.
9/21/16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik helped the CART electric device manufacturer win a lawsuit against the Czech Environmental Inspectorate, which had imposed a penalty on it for allegedly failing to abide by the Electric Waste Act. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Energy/Natural Resources CART; Czech Environmental Inspectorate
9/21/16 Fort Fort's Riga office announced that it is advising non-bank lender AS Mintos in solving an issue with the Consumer Rights Protection Center about the assignment of claims on a peer-to-peer lending or investment platform. N/A Latvia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance AS Mintos
9/21/16 Balcar, Polansky a Spol; Masek Koci Aujezdsky Masek Koci Aujezdsky, working in cooperation with the Balcar, Polansky a Spol. law firm, represented the LiveSport Media group in relation to the acquisition from CTP Invest of land intended for the construction of an administrative complex. N/A Poland TMT Real Estate/Construction LiveSport Media; CTP Invest
9/21/16 CDZ Law; DLA Piper; SDZ Legal; Squire Patton Boggs; Wolft Theiss Wolf Theiss, Squire Patton Boggs, DLA Piper, CDZ Law, and SDZ Legal Schindhelm advised InterHealth Canada, and CMS advised the EBRD, FM Bank PBP, and Alior Bank, on agreements for the design, construction, equipment, operation, and transfer of Zywiec Poviat PPP Hospital in Poland, in what the parties are describing as "a landmark structured transaction for a new build Integrated Healthcare PPP. N/A Poland Life Sciences PPP/Infrastructure; Banking/Finance InterHealth; EBRD; FM Bank PBP; Alior Bank
9/21/16 Allen & Overy; CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; White & Case Allen & Overy advised Infracapital on its acquisition of the Slovak utility group GGE, a producer and supplier of heat, electricity, and gas. CMS Advised the banks: BNP Paribas, UniCredit Slovakia, Komercni banka, and CSOB. N/A Slovakia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Infracapital Partners II; Grafobal Group; BNP Paribas; UniCredit Slovakia; Komercni banka and CSOB
9/21/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Oschadbank with respect to the bank's reprofiling of two Eurobond issues. EUR 1.2 billion Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Oschadbank
9/22/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully led a case involving a large quantity of seized counterfeit goods resembling the Asics brand, and convinced a Greek court to order the seized goods destroyed at the Bulgarian infringer's cost, with an additional award of "moral damages" to Asics. N/A Bulgaria; Greece Retail/FMCG IP/Trademarks Asics
9/22/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised the Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management on a shareholders agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan on voting by and disposal of shares in the Bashneft oil company. N/A Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Republic of Bashkortostan; Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management
9/22/16 AVK; Paksoy Paksoy advised the shareholders of Hidro-Mak, a Turkish company, on the sale of a majority of shares to Kirchhoff Ecotec, the owner of the FAUN and ZOELLER brands. The AVK law office advised Kirchhoff Ecotec. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kirchhoff Ecotec; Hidro-Mak
9/22/16 ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar advised LLC Interavia, a leading handling company, on Ukrainian competion law issues in connection with protection of the company's interests in Boryspil Airport. N/A Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Competition LLC Interavia
9/23/16 Crido Legal; Graf von Westphalen Crido Legal advised Exact Systems (part of the Work Service Group) on its acquisition of Control + Rework Service Poland Sp. z o.o. and Control + Rework Service NV. The sellers were represented by lawyers from Graf von Westphalen. EUR 8 million Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Exact Systems; Control + Rework Service Poland Sp. z o.o.; Control + Rework Service NV
9/24/16 Allen & Overy; Schoenherr Schoenherr has advised an international banking consortium consisting of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft (technical lead), Barclays Bank plc, Credit Agricole CIB, and CaixaBank SA as Joint Lead Managers on the successful issuance of a fixed-rate mortgage covered bond by Vienna-based Erste Group Bank AG, which closed on September 9, 2015. EUR 500 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft; Barclays Bank plc; Credit Agricole CIB; CaixaBank SA
9/24/16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Hongyang Metal Industry, an international investor in the Ukrainian manganese ore industry, in land disputes with the Ukrainian prosecutor. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Ukrainian Prosecutor; Hongyang Metal Industry
9/24/16 Antika Antika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over the recognition of its loan agreement obligation as terminated, recovery of funds from the bank, and recognition of the pledge agreement as terminated. USD 1.3 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Banking/Finance Confidential; Energobank PJSC
9/25/16 Dorba Brugger Jordis Dorda Brugger Jordis advised BWT Aktiengesellschaft on its merger with subsidiary BWT Holding AG. N/A Austria Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A BWT Aktiengesellschaft
9/25/16 Dentons Dentons' Kyiv office acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to a group of bondholders, led by Franklin Templeton Investments, regarding the restructuring of Ukrainian debt. The bondholder group also includes T. Rowe Price, TCW Group, and BTG Pactual Europe. N/A Ukraine Other Capital Markets Franklin Templeton Investments; T. Rowe Price; TCW Group; BTG Pactual Europe
9/28/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH provided legal advice to Immofinanz AG in connection with its invitation to bondholders regarding the incentivised repurchase of bonds which are exchangeable into BUWOG shares, and other related transactions, including the successful placement of 8.5 million ordinary shares in BUWOG by an international banking consortium as part of an accelerated bookbuilding process. EUR 430 million Austria Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Immofinanz AG
9/28/16 CMS CMS successfully obtained permission by the Austrian antitrust authorities for the proposed joint venture of Swissport and DLH Fuel Company mbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. N/A Austria Logistics/Transportation Competition Swissport; DLH Fuel Company
9/28/16 Ellex (Klavins Ellex); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Scandinavian financial group Swedbank on its acquisition of Danske Bank's personal banking business in Lithuania and Latvia. Klavins Ellex advised Danske Bank on the deal. EUR 641 million Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Swedbank; Danske Bank
9/28/16 BDK BDK advised Akuo Energy, the French producer of renewable energy, on the development of the first wind power plant at Krnovo, near the town of Niksic, in Montenegro. N/A Montenegro Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Akuo Energy
9/28/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Bonnier Business Polska on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Prawomaniacy Sp. z o.o. from IQ Partners and various individuals. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bonnier Business Polska; IQ Partners
9/28/16 Greenberg Traurig; Norton Rose Fulbright Greenberg Traurig advised the Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with a credit agreement with a consortium of Polish and foreign financial institutions for a term loan and a revolving loan. PLN 12.5 billion Poland TMT Banking/Finance Cyfrowy Polsat
9/28/16 Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM advised Swarovski on its September 3, 2015 official opening of a production facility in Subotica, Serbia. N/A Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Swarovski
9/28/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Burak Balik on the sale of the remaining 50% of his shares in Netmarble Turkey to Netmarble Games, a Seoul-based leading mobile game producer and publisher, which had purchased the first 50% in 2013. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Netmarble Games; Burak Balik
9/29/16 Cobalt Cobalt Latvia announced that its litigators successfully defended the trademark registrations of Pure Chocolate SIA in an action filed by the German company Tchibo Markenverwaltungs GmbH & Co. N/A Latvia Retail/FMCG Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Tchibo Markenverwaltungs GmbH & Co.; Pure Chocolate SIA
9/29/16 Allen & Overy; Borenius; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance (on matters of English and US law) and Borenius (on matters of Latvian law) advised HSBC, Natixis, and DNB in relation to the issuance of 10-year notes by the Republic of Latvia. Allen & Overy advised the Republic of Latvia on matters of English and U.S. law. EUR 500 million Latvia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets HSBC; Natixis; DNB
9/29/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented Brokton Investments, a company controlled by Zhu Jiman, in its acquisition of a significant block of shares in Bioton S.A. on a regulated market. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Brokton Investments; Bioton S.A.
9/29/16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised the Spanish investment fund Azora Europa with respect to negotiations and the conclusion of a lease agreement with Operator Gazociagow Przesylowych Gaz-System S.A. for a 9200 square meter office space in Cristal Park in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Azora Europa
9/29/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Michael Kors on the opening of a second retail shop in Bucharest. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Michael Kors
9/30/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Minsk office advised the Papa John's pizza take-out and delivery chain on the opening of its first store in Minsk, and thus its first in Belarus. N/A Belarus Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Papa John
9/30/16 Baker & McKenzie; Cacic & Partners; Dentons; and Wolf Theiss Dentons advised the Adris Group on the sale of TDR and other entities within Adris Strategic Business Units Tobacco and Retail to British American Tobacco for an enterprise value of EUR 550 million. BAT was assisted on the deal by Baker & McKenzie and Wolf Theiss. Dentons worked alongside Cacic & Partners. EUR 550 million Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Serbia; Slovenia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A British American Tobacco; Adris Group
9/30/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Technological Solutions and Pellet 4Energia (member companies of Estonia's Nelja Energia group) on the construction of a cogeneration plant and pellet plant in Broceni, Estonia. EUR 30 million Estonia Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources Technological Solutions; Pellet 4Energia
9/30/16 Ellex (Klavins Ellex; Raidla Ellex); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Communicorp Group Limited, an Irish private media group, on its sale of the Latvian radio group AS Radio SWH Latvia to Cinamon Holding OU, an Estonian-based entertainment company with a network of cinemas across the Baltic countries. Cinamon Holding was advised by Raidla Ellex in Estonia and Klavins Ellex in Latvia. N/A Estonia; Latvia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cinamon Holding OU; Communicorp Group Limited
9/30/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Vasudvar Hotel Kft., on its acquisition of mixed-used property located in the heart of Budapest, consisting of Millennium Court (fully furnished short-term apartments operated under the Marriott brand) and Millennium Center (a shopping centre and office building) from Duna Csillaga Kft. N/A Hungary Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Real Estate/Construction Duna Csillaga Kft.; Vasudvar Hotel Kft.
9/30/16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Cisco on a range of matters related to the lease agreements of office space. N/A Poland TMT Real Estate/Construction Cisco
9/30/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii obtained an "irrevocable judgement from the Bucharest Court of Appeal, rejecting the challenge filed by a consortium of bidders against the awarding of a contract to Teamnet Project Management Solution for the expansion of the 112 emergency call number system in Romania. EUR 10 million Romania Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure Teamnet Management Solution; Consortium of bidders
9/30/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau | Associates Vilau | Associates successfully defended SN Aeroportul International Timisoara - Traian Vuia SA against a claim brought by insolvent Carpaitair SA as damages for alleged state-aid. Carpaitair was represented by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. EUR 10 million Romania Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Carpatair; Traian Vuia SA
9/30/16 Jadek & Pensa; Karanovic & Nikolic; Linklaters; Miro Senica and attorneys; ODI; Selih & Partners ODI advised a consortium of banks on the cross-border syndicated financing of the Don Don group - which was advised by Odvetniki Selih & partners. Karanovic & Nikolic and Linklaters were also involved in the financing deal. The financing package was meant to facilitate Don Don's acquisition of Pekarna Grosuplje from Mercator that closed on September 30, 2015. On that deal, Jadek & Pensa advised Mercator while Don Don was advised by Law firm Miro Senica and attorneys. EUR 60 million Slovenia; Serbia; Croatia Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Pekarna Grosuplje; Mercator; SKB d.d.
10/1/16 Gugushed & Partners Gugushed & Partners advised the ultimate back end owner of the borrowers Hareon Solar Technology Co Group, a Chinese listed Stock Exchange Company, on the structuring of the security package in relation to credit facilities provided by the China Development Bank for Development of renewable energy projects in Bulgaria. EUR 140 million Bulgaria Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Hareon Solar Technology Co Group
10/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented Enern Czech s.r.o., a private equity and venture capital firm focused on energy and Internet services, in its participation in a Series A investment round into Nestpick, a global online platform connecting tenants with landlords through mid to long-term contracts. N/A Czech Republic Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A Enern Czech s.r.o.; Nestpick
10/1/16 White & Case White & Case represented NWR, one of Central Europe's leading hard coal and coke producers and a leading energy & natural resources player in our region, in its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring. The firm also advised NWR on the divestment of its coke subsidiary, OKK Koksovny, a.s., to Metalimex. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources; Corporate/Commercial/M&A New World Resources Plc
10/1/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Civitta Eesti AS, a leading independent management consultancy in Estonia, in its acquisition of 100% of CPD OU, a company organising the Ajujaht entrepreneurship competition, from its owners. N/A Estonia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Civitta Eesti AS; CPD OU
10/1/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised real estate investment management firm Northern Horizon Capital on the sale of its BPT Real Estate subisidary to a private equity fund managed by BaltCap. N/A Estonia Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Northern Horizon Capital; Private equity fund managed by BaltCap
10/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully represented Daimler in trademark litigation against a former Mercedes-Benz Hellas distributor, seeking an order that the defendant cease and desist from any and all further use of Daimler's -Mercedes and -Smart" trademarks. N/A Greece Manufacturing/Heavy Industry IP/Trademarks Daimler; Mercedes Benz Hellas distributor
10/1/16 HP Legal HP Legal advised a consortium of banks on financing to be provided to the Municipality of Budapest via a public procurement procedure for the purpose of renewing the M3 subway line in Budapest, Hungary. EUR 200 million Hungary Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance OTP Bank Plc.; Erste Bank Hungary Ltd. (Hungarian subsidiary of Erste Bank AG); K&H Bank Ltd. (Hungarian subsidiary of KBC); MKB Bank Ltd. (formerly Hungarian subsidiary of Bayerische Landesbank AG; recently sold to the State of Hungary); UniCredit Bank Ltd. (Hungarian subsidiary of Banco UniCredito)
10/1/16 HP Legal HP Legal advised Unicredit Hungary on the export financing and refinancing of a large Hungarian agricultural company by Hungarian Export-Import Bank Ltd. EUR 40 million Hungary Agribusiness Banking/Finance Unicredit Hungary; Hungarian Export-Import Bank Ltd.
10/1/16 Glimstedt; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Glimstedt represented Lithuanian agribusiness giant ARVI ir Ko in an ICSID arbitration case against the Republic of Serbia for the treatment of investments it had made since 2009. EUR 50 million Lithuania; Serbia Agribusiness Litigation/Dispute Resolution; PPP/Infrastructure ARVI ir Ko, SANITEX; Republic of Serbia
10/1/16 Ernst & Young Law; Herbert Smith Freehills; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised British American Tobacco on Polish legal aspects of its acquisition of the Polish e-cigarette maker Chic Group, with the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills serving as global advisor to BAT on the deal. Ernst & Young Law Talasiewicz i Wspolnicy sp.k. advised the Chic Group. N/A Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A British American Tobacco; Chic Group
10/1/16 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised Domodi sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Wirtualna Polska, in its acquisition of 100% of shares in Allani sp. z o.o. from the existing shareholders (including the Protos Venture Capital and Hedgehog funds) and entering into a cooperation agreement with the founder and manager of the target company. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Wirtualna Polska and Gide assisted Allani. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Domodi Sp. z o.o.; Allani Sp. z o.o.
10/1/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Nextebank on negotiations with Posta Romana on providing banking services. N/A Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Nextebank
10/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully represented the Premier League before the Romanian Trademark office in a trademark opposition claim. N/A Romania Sports/Tourism/Entertainment IP/Trademarks Premier League
10/1/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP successfully persuaded the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region of Russia to satisfy the claim of clients Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK against the VKontakte social network. N/A Russia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Universal Music Russia; Warner Music UK; Vkontakte
10/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Linklaters; Sayenko Kharenko Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the majority shareholders of BaDM in connection with a buy-back of the minority stake from the private equity house. Linklaters represented the seller side and Sayenko Kharenko advised the seller on the Ukrainian law matters. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity BaDM
10/1/16 Aequo; Ashurst Aequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Azelis, a Belgium-based speciality chemicals distributor. Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Private Equity Competition Apax Funds
10/1/16 Aequo; Ashurst Aequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues, related to its acquisition of Rhiag Group (Italy). Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Private Equity Competition Apax Funds
10/2/16 AP Legal; Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners AP Legal advised Czech fund APS on the sale of an NPL portfolio to Erste Bank Novi Sad. Erste was supported by Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners. EUR 23.5 million Czech Republic Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance APS; Erste Bank Novi Sad
10/2/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The competition practice team at EPAP Ukraine assisted the Nokia Corporation in obtaining regulatory clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for its EUR 15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in April 2015. EUR 15.6 billion Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Nokia Corporation
10/5/16 Freshfields; Wilmer Hale; Schoenherr Schoenherr (on matters of Austrian law) and Covington & Burling (as international counsel) advised underwriters Leerink Partners LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Needham & Company, and Wedbush PacGrow on Vienna-based Nabriva Therapeutics AG's initial public offering in the United States and its listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. N/A Austria Life Sciences Capital Markets Leerink Partners LLC; RBC Capital Markets LLC; Needham & Company; and Wedbush PacGrow; Therapeutics AG
10/5/16 Binder Groesswang; CMS; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss successfully represented Interritus Limited and Trinity Investments Limited on Austrian regulatory and merger control elements of their March 13, 2015 acquisition, via strategic partnership, of 99.78% of the spun-off part of the Austrian state-owned Kommunalkredit Austria AG from Finanzmarktbeteiligung Aktiengesellschaft des Bundes. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Competition Interritus Limited; Trinity Investments Limited
10/5/16 Delphi, Hammarskiold & Co; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Fuchs Petrolub SE on Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian law aspects of its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants business from Couche-Tard Luxembourg S.A.R.L. EUR 74 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fuchs Petrolub SE; Couche-Tard Luxembourg
10/5/16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised the Polish state-owned investment vehicle Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. on the execution of a preliminary investment memorandum with EDF Polska concerning the financing of a new gas-fired CHP plant in Torun, Poland. DZP advised EDF Polska. EUR 130 million Poland Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A.
10/5/16 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners advised Mohawk Industries on its successful application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for merger control clearance of its acquisition of the IVC Group. USD 1.2 billion Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition Mohawk Industries
10/6/16 Havel Holasek & Partners; Patria; White & Case White & Case advised Walmark - a portfolio company of Mid Europa Partners, and a major consumer healthcare player in Central and Eastern Europe - on its acquisition of Valosun a.s., which was advised by Havel Holasek & Partners. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Walmark; Valosun
10/6/16 Red The Red law firm advised the AS LHV Group on its initial public offering of up to 10,000 subordinated bonds at EUR 1,000 each. N/A Estonia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets AS LHV Group
10/6/16 Czyzewscy Law Firm Lawyers from the Czyzewscy Law Firm, acting pro bono, successfully represented a child suffering from Dravet syndrome - a rare genetic epileptic dysfunction of the brain - in a dispute with the Polish Minister of Health. N/A Poland Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution Polish Minister of Health
10/6/16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek; Hogan Lovells; Linklaters; Radwan-Rohrenschef; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Radwan-Rohrenschef represented VISA in its review of the Polish Competition Office's decision on the interchange fee imposed on the Master Card and VISA systems. Linklaters represented Mastercard. The banks were represented by SPCG, Drzewiecki Tomaszek, Hogan Lovells, and KKG. PLN 164 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Competition; Litigation/Dispute Resolution VISA Europe, Bank Milenium SA; Bank BPH SA; ING Bank Slaski SA; BZWBK SA; Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA; Invest Bank SA. Bank Polska Kasa Opieki SA; Credit Agricole Bank Polska SA; Plus Bank SA; Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski SA; BRE Bank SA; Bank Gospodrki Zywnosciowej SA; Bank DNB Nord Polska SA; Bank Ochrony Srodowiska SA; Bank Pocztowy SA; BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA; Getin Noble Bank SA; Nordea Bank Polska Sa; Kredyt Bank SA; HSBC Bank Polska SA; Master Card Europe SPRL; The Chairman of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
10/6/16 Albuquerque & Associados; Erdem & Erdem Erdem & Erdem represented the Yildirim Group of Turkey in the acquisition of 100% of shares of Mota-Engil Logistica and Tertir Terminais de Portugal from the Mota-Engil SGPS, SA. Portuguese group. EUR 355 million Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Yildirim Group; Mota-Engil SGPS
10/7/16 CMS; Kinstellar CMS's Prague office advised the Bluehouse Capital real estate investment management firm on the sale of three shopping centers in the Czech Republic to the newly established Czech real estate fund, NOVA Real Estate. Kinstellar advised NOVA on the deal. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction NOVA Real Estate; Bluehouse Capital
10/7/16 Cobalt Cobalt represented the previous shareholders of PONTEM, UAB in the sale of the company to Maistas LT. N/A Lithuania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Maistas LT; Pontem, UAB previous shareholders
10/7/16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners reported that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw had reversed the February 2, 2015 judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw in a case brought by Marek Falenta against Michal Wodzinski (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed Falenta's demand that fakt.pl portal publish corrections to several articles it published. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Falenta; Marek Falenta; Michal Wodzinski
10/7/16 Allen & Overy; Debevoise & Plimpton; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright announced that it is advising Sacturino Limited - controlled by Said Kerimov, the son of billionaire Suleiman Kerimov - on its offer of USD 2.97 per share for the 59.8% share capital of Polyus Gold International that it or its parent Wandle Holdings Limited did not already own or have an interest in. Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Sacturino on financing aspects for its offer, which include a facility arranged by VTB Bank - which was advised by Allen & Overy. USD 5.49 billion Russia Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Sacturino Limited; Polyus Gold International; VTB Bank
10/7/16 Dentons (BASEAK); Paksoy Paksoy advised Japan's DyDo Drinco, Inc. on its acquisition of 90% of the shares in Della Gida, Bahar Su, and Ilk Mevsim Meyve Sulari, which operate carbonated drink, coke, water and fruit juice brands, from Yiidiz Holding. Yildiz Holding was advised by BASEAK, the Turkish firm associated with Dentons. N/A Turkey Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A DyDo Drinco; Della Gida; Bahar Su; Ilk Mevsim Meyve Sulari
10/7/16 Akol Law Office; Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli advised the EBRD on its acquisition of a minority stake of the Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding. The Akol Law Office advised GPH. N/A Turkey Logistics/Transportation Corporate/Commercial/M&A European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Global Ports Holding
10/8/16 ODI ODI has agreed to provide pro bono legal services to emerging Macedonian artist Milan Andov. N/A Macedonia; Macedonia Other IP/Trademarks Milan Andov
10/8/16 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Paksoy Paksoy advised Messer Tehnogas on the recently-completed sale of Messer Aligaz Sanayi Gazlari ve Ticaret A.S., its natural gas subsidiary, to Air Liquide Gaz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. - part of the French industrial gas producer Air Liquide. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Air Liquide on the deal. EUR 12 million Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Air Liquide Gaz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Messer Tehnogas
10/8/16 Kenaroglu Intellectual Property Kenaroglu Intellectual Property successfully represented Oliver Peoples, Inc., in two actions before the Istanbul Civil IP Courts of First Instance to have local trademark registrations for OLIVER PEOPLES invalidated on the basis of the reputation of the mark in other jurisdictions, the plaintiff's genuine rights in the trademark arising from extensive prior use in other countries, and the bad faith of the defendants. N/A Turkey Real Estate/Construction Litigation/Dispute Resolution; IP/Trademarks Oliver Peoples, Inc.
10/9/16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners signed "a long-term Cooperation Agreement" with the administration of the Hi-Tech Park Belarus - an industrial park created by means of a special 2005 law enacted to encourage and support the software industry. N/A Belarus TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hi-Tech Park Belarus
10/9/16 Noerr; Vyskocil, Kroslak and Partners Noerr advised AB Neo - a division of AB Agri Ltd. - on the acquisition of Czech feed manufacturer Bodit Tachov s.r.o. from the private individuals who founded the company. Vyskocil, Kroslak and Partners reportedly advised the sellers. N/A Czech Republic Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Associated British Foods plc; Bodit Tachov s.r.o.
10/9/16 CMS; Dentons CMS and Dentons advised on the development plans of a new Cox & Kings hotel due to be opened by Meininger Hotels in Budapest, with CMS assisting the landlord and Dentons supporting Meininger Hotels. N/A Hungary Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Real Estate/Construction Meininger Hotels
10/9/16 Dominas & Partners; Ellex (Valiuans Ellex) Valiunas Ellex advised Sweden's TeliaSonera on the sale of 100% of shares in Omnitel to TeliaSonera subsidiary Teo LT, an integrated telecommunications, IT, and television company. Dominas & Partners advised Teo LT. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Teo LT; TeliaSonera
10/9/16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Rainbow Tours on the acquisition of a single-letter domain name in Poland from Active 24. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rainbow Tours; Active 24
10/9/16 GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski Gawlik The GFKK law firm agreed to advise on the construction of the Podium Sports and Entertainment Arena in the Polish city of Gliwice. N/A Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Real Estate/Construction PWiK Gliwice
10/9/16 Sidley Austin; White & Case White & Case advised York Capital Management Global Advisors, LLC and Oak Hill Advisors (Europe) LLP on the share placing by Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited. Globalworth was advised by Sidley Austin. EUR 53.8 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Capital Markets York Capital Management Global Advisors; LLC; Oak Hill Advisors; Globalworth
10/9/16 Paksoy Paksoy advised Nissan on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nissan Otomotiv Anonim Sirketi - the sole distributor of Nissan automobiles in Turkey - through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nissan Middle East FZE, from another Japanese corporation, Sumitomo. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Nissan; Sumitomo
10/10/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised MTG on the sale of its Hungarian free-to-air TV operations consisting of the VIASAT3 and VIASAT6 channels and the catch-up service Viasat Play, to Sony Pictures Television Networks. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION LIMITED; MTG BROADCASTING AB
10/12/16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised Societa Appalto Lavori Pubblici S.p.A., the main contractor for the design and construction of the Dobrich Silistra Gas Pipeline in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria Energy/Natural Resources Real Estate/Construction Societa Appalto Lavori Pubblici S.p.A.
10/13/16 bpv Jdi Nemeth The bpv Jadi Nemeth firm in Hungary represented ALD Automotive Hungary in its successful application for Competition Authority approval of the company's acquisition of K&H's motor vehicle operative leasing portfolio. N/A Hungary Banking/Financial Services Competition ALD Automotive Hungary
10/13/16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Skanska Property Poland on its sale of office buildings in Krakow and Katowice to a fund managed by the Swedish fund manager Niam. Linklaters advised Niam on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Niam; Skanska Property Poland
10/13/16 CMS; Latala i Wspolnicy CMS provided legal advice on the IPO of Inpost SA - a member of the Integer.pl group, and the largest independent postal operator in Poland - to managers IPOPEMA Securities S.A., Wood & Company Financial Services, and Alior Bank S.A. Brokerage House. The Latala i Wspolnicy law firm advised Inpost and the Integer.pl Group. EUR 25.5 million Poland Other Capital Markets Inpost SA; IPOPEMA Securities S.A.; Wood & Company Financial Services; Alior Bank S.A. Brokerage House; Integer.pl Group
10/13/16 Asters Asters provided legal advice on Ukrainian merger control matters related to Actavis's March 2015 acquisition of control over Allergan, Inc., including the obtaining of clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. USD 70.5 billion Ukraine Life Sciences Competition; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Actavis; Allergan
10/14/16 Herbst Kinsky; HLMK Law Firm Herbst Kinsky advised the founders of finderly GmbH on the sale of shares in Shpock ("Shop in your pocket"), a flea market app for high class products, to Schibsted Classified Media. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Schibsted Classified Media; finderly GmbH
10/14/16 Baker & McKenzie; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Polenak CHSH and Macedonia's Polenak law firm acted as joint counsel to Telekom Austria Group in connection with the merger of its subsidiary VIP Operator Dooel Skopje with One Dooel Skopje, a subsidiary of Telekom Slovenije Group, both operating in the Republic of Macedonia. Baker & McKenzie Italy advised Telekom Slovenije Group on the deal. N/A Austria; Serbia; Macedonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Telekom Austria Group; Telekom Slovenije Group
10/14/16 Sorainen Sorainen was chosen by a consortium consisting of Ramboll and CORIT Advisory to perform a study in the Baltic States on behalf of the European Commission on Aggressive Tax Planning. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Other Tax Ramboll; CORIT Advisory
10/14/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Lithuanian office advised one of the first donut cafes in Lithuania, Spurgu Fabrikas - which operates under the Donut LAB brand - on its attraction of an investment. EUR 100,000 Lithuania Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Banking/Finance Spurgu Fabrika
10/14/16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The Competition Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Yandex - Russia's largest IT company - against Google, in the former's claim that the latter had abused the market in relation to pre-installed app stores for devices on the Android operating system. N/A Russia TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Yandex; Google
10/15/16 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs advised the CEE venture capital fund MCI.TechVentures on a recently completed minority share investment in iZettle, a Sweden-based mobile payments company, following the company's Series D funding round. N/A Poland TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity MCI.TechVentures; iZettle
10/15/16 Greenberg Traurig; Weil Gotshal & Manges Greenberg Traurig advised Pekao Investment Banking S.A., Ipopema Securities S.A., and Vestor Dom Maklerski S.A. - the managers of AAT Holding S.A.'s IPO - on the offering and admission of AAT Holdings' existing shares to trading on the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised AAT Holding on the IPO. EUR 13.5 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Pekao Investment Banking S.A.; Ipopema Securities S.A.; Vestor Dom Maklerski S.A.; AAT Holding
10/15/16 Greenberg Traurig; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on Romanian elements of GKN plc's July 2015 acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group BV from Arle Capital, working alongside global counsel Greenberg Traurig Maher. EUR 706 million Romania Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A GKN plc; Arle Capital
10/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea acted as legal advisor to Citigroup Inc, HSBC Bank PLC, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit SpA as joint lead managers in connection with the issue by Romania (acting through its Ministry of Public Finance) of EUR 1.25 billion notes due 2015 and EUR 750 million due 2035 under the EUR 15 billion global MTN programme of Romania. EUR 2 billion Romania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Citigroup Inc; HSBC Bank PLC; Raiffeisen Bank International AG; UniCredit SpA
10/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea advised a consortium of banks (led by BRD-Groupe Societe Generale as lead arranger, issuing bank, agent and guarantee agent, and also including Bancpost) on a loan extended to the Delta ACM 93 construction company for a two-year period, for working capital and for issuing letters of bank guarantee. RON 230 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance BRD-Groupe Societe Generale
10/15/16 Debevois & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton announced that it is advising longstanding client Norilsk Nickel on a new 7-year Eurobond offering, with an annual coupon rate of 6.625%. EUR 1 billion Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Capital Markets Norilsk Nickel
10/15/16 CMS CMS advised Raycap S.A. on its acquisition of Iskra Zascite d.o.o., a Slovenia-based manufacturer of surge protective devices, and Varsi d.o.o., a Slovenia-based company engaged in manufacturing electric surge suppression components, from Otmar Zorn. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Raycap S.A.; Otmar Zorn (Private Investor)
10/15/16 Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case Weil Gotshal announced that it was advising the Ad Hoc Creditors' Committee, consisting of Franklin Advisers, Inc., BTG Pactual Europe LLP, TCW Investment Management Company, and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., on the restructuring of Ukraine's sovereign debt. White & Case was advising Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Franklin Advisers; Inc.; BTG Pactual Europe LLP; TCW Investment Management Company; T. Rowe Price Associates; Inc
10/19/16 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised APS Holding on the acquisition of an unsecured consumer-loan portfolio from a leading Bulgarian consumer credit institution. EUR 50 million Bulgaria Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance APS Holding
10/20/16 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of the remaining 50% in Walmark. The acquisition of a 100% stake saw the Walach family, Walmark's previous owner, exit the business. The Walach family was advised by Allen & Overy. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mid Europa Partners; Walach family
10/20/16 Ellex (Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen Valiunas Ellex advised lead managers Barclays, BNP Paribas, and HSBC on Lithuania's successful October 2015 issuance of 10 and 20-year Eurobonds. Sorainen advised Lithuania on the issuance. EUR 750 million Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Barclays; BNP Paribas; HSBC
10/20/16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented Orlen Upstream in connection with its entrance into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which it acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of NASDAQ-listed FX Energy. N/A Poland Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Orlen Upstream
10/20/16 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Interbrands Marketing & Distribution on its acquisition of Europharm Holding, a local drug distribution company owned by UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - which was advised by Wolf Theiss N/A Romania Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Interbrands Marketing & Distribution; GlaxoSmithKline
10/21/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised on the sale and purchase of 100% of shares in Eni Hungaria Zrt. - the subsidiary of Eni International BV. The subject of the transaction was the downstream business of the Hungarian subsidiary. However, the wholesale lubricant business of Eni Hungaria Zrt. did not form part of the transaction. N/A Hungary Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A MOL Nyrt.; ENI SpA; ENI SpA
10/21/16 Gessel Gessel advised Casus Finanse on its sale of a 100% stake in BPO Management to Arteria S.A. EUR 890,000 Poland Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Arteria S.A.; Casus Finanse
10/21/16 Clifford Chance; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP and Clifford Chance advised Medcom on its entrance into a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), under which MELCO is to invest and purchase 49%of shares in Medcom. N/A Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A MELCO; Medcom
10/21/16 bpv Grigorescu Stefanica bpv Grigorescu Stefanica advised on the opening of a new DIY store in Romania by the German retail chain Hornbach. N/A Romania Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hornbach
10/21/16 CMS Acting on behalf of Allianz, CMS Russia and CMS Zurich won a major reinsurance recovery action against the Swiss reinsurer Infrassure. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Debt Recovery Allianz
10/21/16 Antika Antika successfully represented the interests of AWT Bavaria in a consumer-related dispute. USD 33,500 Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Litigation/Dispute Resolution Confidential; AWT Bavaria
10/22/16 Baker & McKenzie; Dentons Dentons advised GDF Suez on the sale of 99.93% stake in GDF SUEZ Energia Magyarorszag Zrt. (its universal gas trading company in Hungary) to the state-owned gas distributor Fogaz Zrt, advised by Baker & McKenzie. N/A Hungary Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A N/A
10/22/16 Paksoy Paksoy was Turkish counsel to a consortium including Aktau Uluslararasi Havalimani A.S. (the Aktau International Airport) and ATM Grup Uluslararasi Havalimani Yapim Yatirim ve Isletme Ltd. Sti in relation to the loan facility granted by the Development Bank of Kazakhstan to the borrower's consortium for the modernization of the airport's departure and arrival runways. N/A Turkey Logistics/Transportation Banking/Finance Aktau Uluslararasi Havalimani A.S. (the Aktau International Airport); ATM Grup Uluslararasi Havalimani Yapim Yatirim ve Isletme Ltd. Sti; Development Bank of Kazakhstan
10/25/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Avtotehna on the sale of subsidiary Avtera d.o.o., made as part of Avtotehna's restructuring process in a compulsory proceeding, to Janus Trade d.o.o., which was advised by Schoenherr. N/A Slovenia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring Janus Trade d.o.o.; Avtotehna d.d.
10/26/16 Clifford Chance; Kurek Kosciolek I Wojcik Clifford Chance advised Hillwood Europe in a joint-venture acquisition with 7R Logistic S.A., advised by the Kurek Kosciolek i Wojcik law firm. EUR 30 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Hillwood Europe; 7R Logistic S.A.
10/26/16 Skadden Skadden advised Roust Trading Limited on a U.K. court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement to restructure two series of eurobonds. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Roust Trading Limited
10/27/16 Avellum Partners; Kinstellar Avellum Partners in Ukraine, and Kinstellar in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Turkey, advised Bayer AG on issues related to the global spin-off of Bayer MaterialScience AG, which now operates under the Covestro AG brand as an independent entity. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Turkey; Ukraine Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Bayer MaterialScience
10/27/16 CMS CMS persuaded the Regional Court of Warsaw to reject the class action brought by clients of AXA Zycie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Clients of AXA Zycie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A. (Class action suit); AXA Zycie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A.
10/27/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Bondoc & Asociatii; CMS; NNDKP; White & Case RTPR Allen & Overy advised Advent International Corporation on the sale of its majority stake in Centrul Medical Unirea S.R.L. - the healthcare services provider conducting its business under the brand name -Regina Maria - to Mid Europa Partners. NNDKP advised the Enayati family - a minority seller. White & Case and Bondoc & Asociatii advised Mid Europa Partners. CMS provided legal advice to the financing syndicate. N/A Romania Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mid Europa Partners; Advent International Corporation; Erste Bank
10/27/16 Moral Law Firm; Paksoy Moral Law Firm advised Koksal Hologlu and other shareholders of the Romatem Group in acquiring PearlBridge's stake in Romatem. Paksoy advised the sellers. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A Koksal Hologlu; PearlBridge
10/28/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Via Outlets on its disposal of a shopping center, Freeport Fashion Outlet Hate, to FOP Beteiligungs. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Corporate/Commercial/M&A FOP Beteiligungs; Via Outlets
10/28/16 Kapolyi Law Firm Kapolyi Law Firm advised FHB Commercial Bank, one of the joint lead managers in MFB Hungarian Development Bank's bond listing. HUF 200 billion Hungary Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets FHB Commercial Bank
10/28/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Libera Exosculatio in obtaining a licence as an electronic money institution. N/A Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Libera Exosculatio
10/28/16 CBRE; Dentons GLL Real Estate Partners - advised by Dentons and CBRE in Romania, and by Norton Rose Fulbright and Colliers in the UK - announced two further recent acquisitions on behalf of its GLL Pan European Fund. EUR 27 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity GLL Real Estate Partners
10/28/16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); Linklaters The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership and Clifford Chance advised the International Finance Corporation and the EBRD in connection with their equity investment in Fibabanka A.S. - which was advised by Linklaters. N/A Turkey Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A International Finance Corporation (IFC); EBRD; Fibabanka A.S.
10/29/16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; SCWP Schindhelm Fellner Wratzfeld and Partner advised UniCredit Bank Austria on the sale of The Mall to an international syndicate of buyers. SCWP Schindhelm advised the buyers. N/A Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction UniCredit Bank Austria
10/29/16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised atms Telefon-und Marketing Services GmbH on the acquisition of "sms.at" mobile Internet services gmbh from Up to Eleven Digital Solutions GmbH. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Telefon-und Marketing Services GmbH; Up to Eleven Digital Solutions GmbH
10/29/16 Dentons; Noerr Noerr advised Saint-Gobain on the sale of its building materials distribution businesses in the Czech Republic and Hungary to the Slovak building materials distribution company In Group. Dentons advised the financing banks: Ceska Sporitelna, Unicredit Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Erste Bank Hungary. EUR 138 million Czech Republic; Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A In Group; Saint Gobain (Partidis SAS)
10/29/16 Cobalt; Vilgerts Cobalt and Vilgerts persuaded the Latvian Supreme Court to refuse to recognize and enforce provisional measures ordered in a Lithuanian court against clients Riga International Airport and airBaltic. EUR 58 million Latvia Aviation Litigation/Dispute Resolution flyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines; Riga International Airport; airBaltic
10/29/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office helped event organiser Liva Jaunozola register the word and figure trademarks "Andele Mandele" and "Peru Medibas". N/A Latvia Other IP/Trademarks Liva Jaunozola
10/29/16 Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Paul Hastings; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Dentons advised Bank Pekao SA on financing the acquisition of the 5-star Sheraton Warsaw Hotel by a Benson Elliot, Walton Street Capital, and Algonquin joint venture from Host Hotels & Resorts. DZP and WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr - in cooperation with Paul Hastings - advised Benson Elliot and Walton Street Capital on the pan-European hotel portfolio acquisition. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was the global advisor and K&L Gates' Warsaw office acted as the local advisor to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. EUR 420 million Poland Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Real Estate/Construction; Banking/Finance Benson Elliot; Walton Street Capital; Host Hotels & Resorts; Bank Pekao SA
10/29/16 Gessel Gessel advised Lux Med on its purchase of a property at ul. Elblaska in Warsaw. N/A Poland Life Sciences Real Estate/Construction Lux Med
10/29/16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Immigon on the sale of land plots in the Romanian cities of Sibiu, Satu Mare, Dragomiresti Vale, and Oradea. N/A Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Immigon
10/29/16 CMS; Miro Senica Miro Senica advised the French Corum Asset Management investment fund on a retail acquisition from the Supernova Group - which was assisted by CMS Ljubljana. N/A Slovenia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Corum Asset Management; Supernova Group
10/29/16 Maja Petric; Miro Senica Miro Senica advised Switzerland's Micro-Motor on the sale of a 51% share to Kolektor. The buyer was assisted by solo practitioner Maja Petric. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Kolektor; Micro-Motor
10/29/16 Asters Asters announced that it acted as pro bono advisor in connection with the donation of the private collection of Igor Dychenko to the state-owned Mystetskyi Arsenal museum complex. N/A Ukraine Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Igor Dychenko
10/30/16 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised the global investment firm Rockaway Capital on its acquisition of Netretail Holding B.V. and Heureka from Naspers. Allen & Overy represented Naspers. EUR 200 million Czech Republic TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Rockaway Capital; Naspers
10/30/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Polat Holding on its acquisition of a historic building located in the heart of Budapest combined with an escrow arrangement and a claim purchase transaction with the original lender. Business lawyer Steven Conybeare advised the seller, Nador Palace Kft. N/A Hungary Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A AMX Nador House Hungary Kft. (Polat Holding); Nador Palace Kft.
10/30/16 GFKK; White & Case Poland's GFKK firm advised the 3S Group in connection with the acquisition of medium-term financing by ING Bank Slaski SA - which was advised by White & Case. N/A Poland TMT Banking/Finance 3S Group; ING
10/30/16 AGP Law Firm The AGP Law Firm in Russia successfully defended BMW Rusland Trading in the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow against a subrogation claim filed by an unnamed insurance company. N/A Russia Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution BMW Rusland Trading
10/30/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the shareholders of Pharma Start on the sale of a 100% stake in the company to Acino Pharma. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Acino Pharma; Pharma Start
10/30/16 Burchills Ukraine; Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Wolf Theiss Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Fairfax Financial Holding on its acquisition of the Ukrainian subsidiary of the QBE Insurance Group. Wolf Theiss represented QBE Insurance Group. Burchills advised Tolbell Holdings limited - the previous shareholder of QBE Ukraine. USD 5 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition F-irfax Financial Holdings Limited; QBE Management (Ireland) Limited ; Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
10/30/16 Antika Antika advised USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in developing a draft standard energy service agreement to be used in the government-funded sector for implementation of provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Introducing New Investment Opportunities, Guaranteeing the Rights and Legitimate Interests of Business Entities for Conducting Large-Scale Energy Modernization", as part of the Working Group of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. N/A Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Energy/Natural Resources USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine
11/1/16 Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska Attorneys at law; Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Savoric & Partners; Schoenherr; Vujacic Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Perutnina Ptuj, a Slovenia-based poultry producer, on all issues related to the agreement between it and a group of lenders on financial restructuring of loan receivables and receivables from finance lease agreements. Additionally RPPP advised on the capital increase of EUR 40 million and on a 80 million Master Rescheduling Agreement. Schoenherr, Savoric & Partners, JPM Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic, Law office Vujacic, and Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska advised on competition clearances for the merger. EUR 120 million Austria; Croatia; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance Slovenska industrija jekla - SIJ; Perutnina Ptuj
11/1/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (as coordinators and mandated lead arrangers), Citibank Europe, Commerzbank, Komercni banka (as mandated lead arrangers) and Raiffeisenbank (as arranger) in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness and financing of general corporate and working capital needs of Skoda Transportation group. EUR 266 million Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Ceska sporitelna; Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka
11/1/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Japanese e-commerce and Internet company Rakuten in a 7.4 million EUR investment into Lingvist, an Estonian origin start-up developing an innovational language learning technology. EUR 7.4 million Estonia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rakuten; Lingvist
11/1/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted GTECH and Scientific Games in obtaining the very first two VLT manufacturer licenses in Greece. N/A Greece TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A GTECH
11/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Polski Zakon Pijarow with regard to obtaining financing for development of an office building in Cracow. EUR 17.5 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Polski Zakon Pijarow
11/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised the privately owned Hines real estate firm on the change of bank and intra-group financing structures as a result of the corporate reorganization of three international structures: (i) Hines International Real Estate Fund, which indirectly holds 2 project companies in Poland (with one facility agreement); (ii) Hines Russia & Poland Fund, which indisrectly holds 5 project companies in Poland (with three facility agreements); and (iii) Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund, which indirectly holds 3 project companies in Poland (with three facility agreements). N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance; Real Estate/Construction Hines
11/1/16 Crido Legal Crido Legal rendered comprehensive legal advice to IGI regarding the planning and implementing of a tax-efficient corporate reorganization of the group. N/A Poland Retail/FMCG Banking/Finance IGI
11/1/16 Allen & Overy; Cleary & Gottlieb; Linklaters Allen & Overy advised the financing banks in relation to the restructuring of the PLN 2+ billion debt-of CELSA Huta Ostrowiec Sp. z o.o. and its subsidiaries. Linklaters and Cleary & Gottlieb advised CELSA. PLN 2 billion Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance N/A
11/1/16 Constantinovici, McCann & Associates; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised BANCPOST with respect to a non-performing loan to the Romanian subsidiary of an Irish real estate fund currently under insolvency. Constantinovici, McCann & Associates advised the Insolvency Irish Fund. EUR 25 million Romania Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Insolvency/Restructuring Bankpost
11/1/16 Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Linklaters; Sayenko Kharenko Clifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised the EBRD on English and Ukrainian law aspects of preparing the financing mechanism for the Ukrainian Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility, including developing non-standard documents e.g. a policy statement and a project grant agreements. EUR 75 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance EBRD
11/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised the TIS Group of Terminals, a major Ukrainian infrastructure group, on tax structuring of a share sale transaction. N/A Ukraine Logistics/Transportation Tax TIS Group of Terminals
11/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised on potential options for structuring the commercial activities of Inditex Group entities in Crimea after Russian occupation. N/A Ukraine Retail/FMCG Tax Inditex Group
11/1/16 Aequo Aequo advised Naftogaz on borrowing a USD 300 million revolving credit facility from the EBRD for winter gas purchases. USD 300 million Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Naftogas
11/2/16 Ban, S.Szabo; bpv Hugel; Schoenherr; Szabo, Kelemen & Partners Szabo Kelemen & Partners and bpv Hugel advised on Hungarian and Austrian aspects, respectively, of Cemex's sale of its operations in the two countries. The buyer, the Rohrdorfer Group, was assisted by Schoenherr with Ban, S.Szabo & Partners advising on Hungarian matters. EUR 160.1 million Austria; Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Rohrdorfer Group; Cemex
11/2/16 Varul Varul Lithuania advised the Lithuanian archiving company Dokdata on negotiations with Reisswolf regarding two master franchise agreements in the field of document archiving and destruction. N/A Lithuania TMT IP/Trademarks Dokdata
11/2/16 Cleary Gottlieb; Skadden Cleary Gottlieb represented Lenta in a public offering of global depository receipts dually-listed in London and Moscow. USD 275 million Russia Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Lenta
11/2/16 Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office) Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Permira private equity fund on its acquisition of X.Commerce, Inc. USD 175 million Ukraine TMT Competition; Private Equity Permira-led consortium of buyers includes Sterling Partners, Longview Asset Management, Innotrac Corp and companies owned by Permira funds ; eBay Enterprise, Inc. ; Magenlux S.a r.l. (Permira)
11/3/16 Heymann & Partner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Pfisterer Holding AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Lapp Insulators Holding GmbH. German law advice was provided by Heymann & Partner Rechtsanwalte. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Ukraine Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Pfisterer Holding AG; Lapp Insulators Holding GmbH
11/3/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the EGAP-insured financing to Russia's PhosAgro-Cherepovets in order to finance the export of technology for fertiliser production to Russia supplied by Czech engineering firm Chemoproject Nitrogen. EUR 73.4 million Czech Republic; Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia; UniCredit Russia
11/3/16 Ashurst; White & Case White & Case advised Naspers Limited, the South African-based global Internet and media company, on its investment in Avito, the leading online classifieds platform in Russia. Ashurst advised Avito on the matter. USD 1.2 billion Russia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Naspers Limited; Avito
11/3/16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Jadek & Pensa CHSH advised Switzerland-based Agri Holding AG on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Istrabenz Hoteli Portoroz from the Slovenian company Istrabenz Turizem. Istrabenz Turizem was advised by Jadek & Pensa. N/A Slovenia Agribusiness Corporate/Commercial/M&A Agri Holding AG; Istrabenz Turizem
11/3/16 Antika Law Firm Ukraine's Antika Law Firm successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in liquidation in a dispute over the recognition of a loan agreement obligation as terminated, recovery of funds from the bank, and recognition of the pledge agreement as terminated. USD 1.3 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Debt Recovery Energobank PJSC
11/4/16 Sorainen; Triniti Sorainen and Triniti advised on the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in the sports-betting company Orakulas by the Olympic Entertainment Group. N/A Lithuania Sports/Tourism/Entertainment Corporate/Commercial/M&A Olympic Entertainment Group; Orakulas
11/4/16 Allen & Overy; BDK; CMS; Ganado Advocates; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Allen & Overy advised London-based Infracapital on its acquisition of 100% of the Slovak utility company GGE a.s. from Slovakian privately-held conglomerate Grafobal Group. Additional legal advice to Infracapital was provided by BDK (on Serbian and Montenegrin due diligence), Sayenko Kharenko (on the Ukrainian carve-out), and by Ganado Advocates (in Malta). White & Case advised Grafobal on the deal, and CMS advised the financing banks. PLN 2.5 billion Montenegro; Serbia; Slovakia; Ukraine Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Infracapital; Grafobal Group
11/4/16 Allen & Overy; CBRE; Greenberg Traurig; Kochanski, Zieba & Partners Kochanski, Zieba & Partners advised a fund managed by Griffin Real Estate on the acquisition and financing of the Raiffeisen Business Center in Warsaw. The seller, Invesco Real Estate, was advised by CBRE and Greenberg Traurig, and Griffin's acquisition was financed by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, which was represented by Allen & Overy. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Griffin Real Estate; Invesco Real Estate
11/4/16 White & Case; Weil Gotshal & Manges White & Case advised a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., and mBank S.A. on the financing in the form of a revolving credit for Eurocash S.A. Eurocash - which was advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges. PLM 700 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Eurocash S.A.; Bank Zachodni WBK S.A.; Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A.; Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego; Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.; and mBank S.A.
11/4/16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Catalyst Romania (a private equity fund managed by 3TS Capital Partners) on the investment in Vector Watch group. EUR 5 million Romania TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Catalyst Romania
11/4/16 Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan Lovells Debevoise & Plimpton advised the NLMK Group on a 4-year pre-export finance facility.-The banks arranging and bookrunning the facility were advised by Hogan Lovells.- USD 400 million Russia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance NLMK Group; Societe Generale; ING Bank N.V.; Nordea Bank AB; PJSC ROSBANK; UniCredit Bank Austria AG; Deutsche Bank AG; Natixis; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; China Construction Bank; Bank ICBC;
11/4/16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); YukselKarkinKucuk The Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised the shareholders of Millenicom Telekomunikasyon A.S., on the sale of 100% stake in the company to EWE Enerji. YukselKarkinKucuk advised EWE on the acquisition. N/A Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Corporate/Commercial/M&A EWE Enerji; Millenicom Telekomunikasyon A.S.
11/4/16 White & Case; Yarsuvat & Yarsuvat White & Case advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Customer Management Center from ISS, advised by Yarsuvat & Yarsuvat. N/A Turkey Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Mid Europa Partners; ISS
11/5/16 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos secured an acquittal on behalf of a board member of Kommunalkredit, following six years of criminal proceedings. N/A Austria Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution; White Collar Crime board member of Kommunalkredit
11/5/16 Danler; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Austrian pharmaceutical wholesaler Jacoby GM Pharma on its merger with L. Kogl Pharma. The Fischer family - the previous owners of Kogl - were advised by the Danler law firm in Innsbruck. N/A Austria Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Jacoby GM
11/5/16 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss; Cechova & Partners; Jadek & Pensa; Held Berdnik Astner & Partner; Rautner Dorda Brugger Jordis (DBJ) advised DIY superstore bauMax on the October 31, 2015 dispossession of 67 of its stores in Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia. Graz-based investor Supernova - represented by Held Berdnik Astner & Partner - will become the new owner of the bauMax properties in Slovakia and Slovenia and will lease the properties to OBI - which was represented by Wolf Theiss. DBJ collaborated with Cechova & Partners in Slovakia and Jadek & Pensa in Slovenia for help in those jurisdictions. Polish construction materials chain Merkury Market also acquired 18 of the stores, all in the Czech Republic. The Rautner firm advised Merkury Market on that acquisition. Schoenherr advised the banks financing the bauMax group. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Slovenia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Supernova; Merkury Market; bauMax
11/5/16 DLA Piper; Giese & Partner; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Revetas Capital Fund in its share purchase deal from two SPVs owners of Supernova Ljubljana (over 30,000 square meters of leasable area) and Supernova Koper (over 26,000 square meters of leasable area) shopping centers. DLA Piper acted as the international coordinator & legal counsel for Revetas Capital. Wolf Theiss advised the seller with regard to the Slovenian part of the transaction and matters of Slovenian law. Schoenherr advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG with regard to its granting of a loan to the buyer. Giese & Partner acted as a general counsel to the seller. EUR 77 million Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Revetas Capital Fund; SPVs
11/5/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office advised the German entrepreneur Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes, who was accepted by the Latvian government as a financial investor for the national aviation company airBaltic. N/A Latvia Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes; airBaltic
11/5/16 Barczak Jurczak Witucki Safjan; Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners secured a win for Ringier Axel Springer Polska in the Polish Supreme Court in a case brought by the former manager of Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji (Center for Education Development), who was represented by Barczak Jurczak Witucki Safjan. N/A Poland TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji; Ringier Axel Springer Polska
11/6/16 Crido Legal; The Crido Legal firm advised a company of the KRUK Group in antitrust proceedings relating to the acquisition of control over the Presco Investments company. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Competition KRUK Group
11/9/16 Benn-Ibler; CMS CMS advised Allianz Real Estate Germany and various investors within the Allianz Group on their acquisition of the "Haus an der Wien" property in Vienna from two companies belonging to the SIGNA Group. The SIGNA Group was advised by Austria's Benn-Ibler law firm. EUR 94 million Austria Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Allianz Real Estate; SIGNA Group
11/9/16 Brandl & Talos; Freshfields; Latham & Watkins Brandl & Talos advised Sportradar and primary Sportradar shareholder Carsten Koerl on the acquisition of financing from, among others, Revolution Growth. Sportradar shareholder EQT VI was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Revolution Growth was advised by Latham & Watkins and Switzerland's Homburger law firm. N/A Austria TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Revolution Growth; Sportradar
11/9/16 bpv Jadi Nemeth BPV Jadi Nemeth successfully represented ALD Automotive Hungary and K&H Autopark Kft (a subsidiary of the KBC Group) in securing merger clearance from the Hungarian Competition Authority for ALD's acquisition of K&H's fleet management and motor vehicle operative leasing portfolio. N/A Hungary Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Competition ALD Automotive Hungary; K&H Autopark Kft
11/9/16 Gessel; Poland's Gessel law firm represented the owners of Apteki Gemini in the acquisition of an unspecified percentage of shares by Warburg Pincus. N/A Poland Private Equity Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Apteki Gemini; Warburg Pincus
11/9/16 CMS CMS advised on the initial public offering of the Wittchen luxury accessory and leather goods retailer and the introduction of its shares to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. EUR 12.9 million Poland Retail/FMCG Capital Markets Wittchen
11/9/16 Norton Rose Fulbright; Weil Gotshal & Manges Norton Rose Fulbright advised the banks providing financing for Ciech S.A. to refinance its existing debt. Ciech was advised by Weil. EUR 373 million Poland Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Ciech S.A.
11/9/16 CMS (Yalcin Babalioglu Boso) CMS - in association with Yalcin Babalioglu Boso - advised the IS Private Equity Investment Trust on its acquisition, made with MCI.PrivateVentures Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety, the Poland-based close-end investment fund owned by MCI Management S.A., of an 80% stake in Mika Tur Seyahat Acenteligi ve Turizm Anonim Sirketi. N/A Poland; Turkey Sports/Tourism Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity IS Private Equity Investment Trust; MCI.PrivateVentures Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety
11/9/16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii obtained the initiation of insolvency procedures of Asesoft International in order to recover a debt owed to the firm's client, Transas Marine International. RON 100 million Romania TMT Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Insolvency/Restructuring Transas Marine International; Asesoft International
11/9/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Vaillant Saunier Duval Iberica in its squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders of Turk Demir Dokum Fabrikalari. N/A Turkey Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Vaillant Saunier Duval Iberica; shareholders of Turk Demir Dokum Fabrikalari
11/10/16 Linklaters; White & Case White & Case advised the owners of CGS Holding on its acquisition by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg. Linklaters advised Trelleborg on the deal. EUR 1.16 billion Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Trelleborg; CGS Holding
11/10/16 ODI ODI Law has advised Adria Airways - Slovenia's national airline - on its businesses cooperation with the Nordic Aviation Group (NAC), an airline newly established by the Estonian Government. N/A Estonia; Slovenia Aviation Other Adria Airways
11/10/16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvian office advised Minsterejas Projekti on its purchase of several properties in Riga to be used for manufacturing. EUR 750,000 Latvia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Real Estate/Construction Minsterejas Projekti
11/10/16 Serap Zuvin Law Offices; Turunc Turunc advised Charlesbank Capital Partners on Turkish aspects of its acquisition of a controlling interest in Plaskolite. The Serap Zuvin Law Offices advised Plaskolite on Turkish aspects of the deal. N/A Turkey Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Charlesbank Capital Partners; Plaskolite
11/11/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Magyar Telekom on setting up a joint venture with MET Holding AG and contributing their retail gas and electricity businesses in Hungary to the joint venture company. Allen & Overy also handled the merger filing before the EU Commission, and coordinated national filings in Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro. N/A Albania; Hungary; Macedonia; Montenegro TMT TMT; Energy/Natural Resources N/A
11/11/16 BSJP; DLA Piper; Fest & Partner; Luther, Giese & Partner; Pepeliaev Group; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft advised Immofinanz on the sale of its logistics portfolio to Blackstone and coordinated several CEE law firms advising Immofinanz on related local law matters, including Fest & Partner In Hungary, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii in Romania, the Pepeliaev Group in Russia, BJSP in Poland, and Giese & Partner in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. DLA Piper advised Blackstone on Romanian matters. EUR 536 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia; Russia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Blackstone; Immofinanz
11/11/16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Affidea (formerly known in Lithuania as Medea) on the merger of four of its group companies in Lithuania into a single entity. N/A Lithuania Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A Affidea
11/11/16 CMS; Miro Senica CMS advised long-standing client Asbud Group on the acquisition of land for development in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Asbud Group
11/11/16 bpv Grigorescu Stefanica; Bulboaca & Asociatii bpv Grigorescu Stefanica advised Otto Broker de Asigurare on investment it attracted from the private equity firm The Foundations 1.0 SEE (TF1). The private equity firm was advised by Bulboaca & Asociatii. EUR 4 million Romania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Foundations 1.0 SEE; Otto Broker de Asigurare
11/11/16 Noerr Noerr advised Sonaca Aerospace Transilvania SRL - part of the Belgian group Sonaca SA - in obtaining RON 24.1 million (EUR 5.4 million) in state aid from Romanian authorities, meant to support the financing of a project dedicated to developing a new production plant in Romania. EUR 12 million Romania Aviation Other; Real Estate/Construction Sonaca Aerospace
11/11/16 Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners announced that it was representing the interests of the Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) shipbuilding plant in St. Petersburg. N/A Russia Shipping Other Severnaya Verf
11/12/16 Schoenherr; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; WT Tautschnig Schoenherr, alongside Willkie Farr & Gallagher, advised premier specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corporation on the sale of its Tribotecc metal sulfides business to Treibacher Industrie. Treibacher was represented by WT Tautschnig. N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Treibacher Industrie; Albemarle Corporation
11/12/16 Vilau|Associates Vilau|Associates successfully defended Aeroportul International Timisoara - Traian Vuia S.A. (AIT), in an appeal brought by Carpatair S.A. before the Bucharest Court of Appeal of the Romanian Competition Council's decision in favor of the airport concerning an alleged abuse of dominant position. N/A Romania Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Competition Carpatair; Traian Vuia SA
11/12/16 BDO Legal; CMS; Giese & Partner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Czech-based CLEEM Group on its acquisition of the SILFOX Group from Silfox GmbH and Silfox Holding GmbH in a cross-border distressed sale. CMS advised on German-law aspects of the deal. The sellers were advised by BDO Legal and Giese & Partner. N/A Slovakia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Insolvency/Restructuring CLEEM Group; Silfox GmbH; Silfox Holding GmbH
11/13/16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Heliovis AG throughout its Series C financing round with what the firm calls "prominent foreign investors." N/A Austria Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Banking/Finance Heliovis AG
11/13/16 Boyanov & Co Boyanov & Co., acting pro bono, advised the Save the Children International in relation to the migrant refugee crisis that is expanding in Europe. N/A Bulgaria Other Other Save the Children International
11/13/16 Ellex (Raidla Ellex); Rask Raidla Ellex advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund AB in the sale of the Nurmenuku shopping center to Adfectio Capital. The Rask law firm advised Adfectio Capital on the deal. EUR 6.52 million Estonia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Adfectio Capital; East Capital Baltic Property Fund AB
11/13/16 Ellex (Raidla Ellex); Slaughter & May Slaughter and May advised Eesti Energia Aktsiaselts on its intermediated tender offer and issue of 2.384% notes due September 2023. Raidla Ellex advised Eesti Energia on matters of Estonian law. EUR 500 million Estonia Energy/Natural Resources Capital Markets Eesti Energia Aktsiaselts
11/13/16 Moral Law Firm; YukselKarkinKucuk Turkey's Moral Law Firm advised Esta Gayrimenkul - a subsidiary of Astas Holding - on a loan received from Akbank T.A.S. for the re-financing of an existing loan. Akbank was advised by YukselKarkinKucuk. EUR 200 million Turkey Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance Astas Holding; Akbank
11/13/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on arranging a syndicated working capital loan to the Industrial Group ViOil, Ukraine's major sunflower oil producer and exporter. USD 40 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking/Finance EBRD
11/15/16 Schoenherr; Squire Patton Boggs Schoenherr advised TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH ("TRIUVA"), former IVG Institutional Funds GmbH, on its sale of the CITY POINT office building in Prague ("City Point") to Nemovitostne City Point, s.r.o. ("Nemovitostne City Point") for approximately EUR 15 million. Squire Patton Boggs assisted the buyer. EUR 16 million Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Nemovitostne City Point, s.r.o. ; TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
11/15/16 Fondul Proprietatea Clifford Chance advised Franklin Templeton/Fondul Proprietatea on its accelerated block trade of shares and GDRs in Romgaz. EUR 103.1 million Romania Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Fondul Proprietatea
11/15/16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea acted as legal advisor to New Europe Property Investments plc in connection with its successful Eurobond issue. The bonds have a maturity of 5.25 years and are due February 2021. EUR 400 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Capital Markets NEPI
11/16/16 Noerr Noerr advised Chiltern International as local counsel in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland on its acquisition of Theorem Clinical Research from the Nautic Partners private equity firm. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland Life Sciences Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Chiltern International; Nautic Partners
11/16/16 Cobalt Cobalt's Estonia office advised SMBC Aviation Capital and Falko Regional Aircraft Limited as local counsel in carrying out SMBC Aviation Capital's sale of five Embraer aircraft to Falko Regional Aircraft Limited - two of which are registered in Estonia. N/A Estonia Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Falko Regional Aircraft Limited; SMBC Aviation Capital
11/16/16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Export Development Canada in the sale and transfer of loans originally made to EA Jet Leasing Ltd. to Osauhing Transpordi Varahaldus, and on the collateral established to secure the transferred loans. N/A Estonia Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance Osauhing Transpordi Varahaldus; Export Development Canada
11/16/16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Senuku Prekybos Centras in purchasing K-rauta Baltic stores from the Finnish retailer Kesko. N/A Estonia; Latvia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A Senuku Prekybos Centras; Kesko
11/16/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised OpusCapita on selling all business operations serving local markets in the Baltic States to BaltCap. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity BaltCap; OpusCapita
11/16/16 Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins Ellex) Cobalt's Latvia office advised Talfin Amsterdam Holding B.V. on the sale of an office building in Riga to its key tenant Evolution Gaming. Klavins Ellex advised Evolution Gaming on the deal. EUR 12.4 million Latvia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Evolution Gaming; Talfin Amsterdam Holding B.V.
11/16/16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP acted for Ilya Naishuller, director, scriptwriter, and producer of the science-fiction film Hardcore, in relation to a transaction contemplating the sale of rights to the movie to STX Entertainment. N/A Russia TMT IP/Trademarks STX Entertainment; Ilya Naishuller
11/16/16 YUST Russia's YUST law firm successfully represented the interests of Bayer AG in the International Council for Commercial Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia in its dispute with Trehgornaya Manufaktura OJSC. N/A Russia Life Sciences Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Real Estate/Construction Bayer AG; Trehgornaya Manufaktura OJSC
11/16/16 Jankovic Popovic & Mitic JPM advised the French company Atalian on legal due diligence related to its intended takeover of Mopex. N/A Serbian Waste Management Corporate/Commercial/M&A Atalian; Mopex
11/16/16 Asters Asters acted as legal counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with committed and anticipated facilities to Astarta. USD 35 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance International Finance Corporation
11/17/16 Clifford Chance; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Australian insurance company QBE on the sale of its Ukrainian business to Canadian Insurer Fairfax. Clifford Chance advised Fairfax on the deal. N/A Austria; Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Corporate/Commercial/M&A Fairfax; QBE
11/17/16 Dentons; Noerr Noerr advised Saint-Gobain on the sale of its building materials distribution businesses in the Czech Republic and Hungary to the Slovak building materials distribution company In Group. Dentons advised financing banks Ceska Sporitelna, Unicredit Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Erste Bank Hungary. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Ukraine Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Banking/Finance In Group; Saint-Gobain; Ceska Sporitelna; Unicredit; Erste Bank
11/17/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. on establishing its covered bonds programme, the first to meet the criteria of the amended Act on Covered Bonds and Mortgage Banks which comes into force on 1 January 2016. It is also the first Polish covered bonds programme since 2010. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A.
11/18/16 CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised Papyrus on the acquisition of the Czech paper merchant OSPAP a.s. from PaperlinX Netherlands Holdings B.V. PaperlinX was advised by DLA Amsterdam. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Papyrus; PaperlinX Netherlands Holdings
11/18/16 Dentons; Kocial Solc Balastik; Linklaters Kocian Solc Balastik and Linklaters advised the Netherlands-based BXR Group in connection with the sale of a 100% ownership interest in RPG Byty, the largest privately owned rental residential real estate company in the Czech Republic, along with its facilities management company, RPG Sluzby, to a Czech investment affiliate of Round Hill Capital. Dentons represented Round Hill Capital. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Round Hill Capital; BXR Group
11/18/16 NNDKP; PeliFilip Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd on its acquisition of the second building in the Green Court Bucharest project from Skanska. PeliFilip advised Skanska on the deal. EUR 47 million Romania Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd; Skanska
11/19/16 Alianciaadvokatov; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised PPF Banka on the refinancing of facilities for the P1 Industry Park Project in Bratislava, owned by the international property fund AlfaGroup - which was advised by Slovakia's Alianciaadvokatov firm. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Real Estate/Construction Banking/Finance PPF Banka; AlfaGroup
11/19/16 Ellex (Klavins Ellex) Klavins Ellex advised Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV on acquisition of a real estate portfolio in Latvia from Norwegian Obligo Investment Management AS. N/A Latvia Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV; Norwegian Obligo Investment Management AS
11/19/16 Aequo; CMS; Taylor Wessing; Willkie Farr & Gallagher CMS in Kyiv advised Horizon Capital on the sale of its stake in Ciklum to George Soros's Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund LP (URF). The URF also acquired a portion of the stake from the current majority shareholder, Majgaard Limited. Taylor Wessing in London advised Majgaard Limited on the deal, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York advised the URF. Aequo advised the URF on the deal as well as on Ukrainian merger clearence. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Competition George Soros's Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund
11/20/16 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners advised Gerflor on the acquisition of a distribution company in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Gerflor
11/20/16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully represented the Apopsi Group and the Dimitra Institutes of Training and Development in litigation against the Greek State. N/A Greece Other Litigation/Dispute Resolution Apopsi Group; Dimitra Institutes of Training and Development; Greek State
11/20/16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. on the establishment of its covered bonds. N/A Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A.
11/20/16 BSWW Legal & Tax; Hogan Lovells BSWW Legal & Tax advised Fujitsu Technology Solutions with respect to negotiating and concluding a lease agreement with GTC UBP Sp. z o.o. Hogan Lovells advised GTC UBP on the deal. N/A Poland TMT Real Estate/Construction Technology Solutions
11/23/16 Allen & Overy; Dechert Dechert advised the Republic of Albania on its successful issuance of Notes due 2020. The joint lead managers, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan, were represented by Allen & Overy. EUR 450 million Albania Other Capital Markets Republic of Albania
11/23/16 Freshfields; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Freshfields advised Hewlett-Packard Company on its global division into two separate listed companies - the largest division of a technology company ever. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised on Romanian matters related to the split. N/A Albania; Austria; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine; Turkey TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Hewlett-Packard
11/23/16 Ellex (Klavins Ellex) Klavins Ellex advised Primera Air Nordic SIA on an aircraft leasing transaction which resulted in a Boeing 737-700 aircraft being added to the Latvian operator's fleet. N/A Latvia Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Air Nordic SIA
11/23/16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Deeper Fishfinder on a range of matters, including start-up financing, ongoing international expansion, and other everyday legal matters. N/A Lithuania TMT Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Deeper Fishfinder
11/23/16 Kachkin & Partners Kachkin & Partners successfully represented the interests of the Cres Group in a dispute with the SK management company. N/A Russia Logistics/Transportation Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Corporate/Commercial/M&A Cres Group; SK management company
11/23/16 Vegas Lex The Vegas Lex firm completed its work for the Delovaya Sreda project, which intends to build a comprehensive technological infrastructure for Russian small businesses. N/A Russia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Delovaya Sreda
11/23/16 Antika Antika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over recovery debts and penalties in favor of the bank USD 1.5 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Litigation/Dispute Resolution Energobank PJSC ; Confidential
11/23/16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal advisor to Commerzbank AG, the consent solicitation agent, in relation to solicitation of consent by PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank's noteholders for the restructuring of the bank's Eurobonds due in September 2015. USD 200 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets Commerzbank AG
11/24/16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised private investor Alexander Chernyak on his acquisition of CarPrice, and provided additional advice on CarPrice's expansion into Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Azerbaijan. N/A Belarus; Russia TMT Corporate/Commercial/M&A Alexander Chernyak; CarPrice
11/24/16 Debevoise & Plimpton The Hong Kong and Moscow offices of Debevoise & Plimpton advised the Russia China Investment Fund in its investment in TutorGroup. N/A Russia Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Russia China Investment Fund; TutorGroup
11/25/16 Gessel; ODI; Schoenherr ODI and Gessel advised Polish investor Linetech Holding S.A. in the Slovene privatization process for Slovenian MRO company Adria Airways Tehnika d.d., organized through competitive international public tender. By winning the two-phased structured bidding process, Linetech acquired all shares in Adria Airways Tehnika. Schoenherr advised both the consortium of shareholders headed by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding and Aerodrom Ljubljana. EUR 5 million Slovenia Aviation Corporate/Commercial/M&A Linetech Holding S.A.; Slovenian Sovereign Holding; Aerodrom Ljubljana
11/25/16 Avellum Partners; Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office) Clifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised the EBRD in an equity investment in Raiffeisen Bank Aval to achieve a shareholding of up to 35 per cent. Raiffeisen was assisted by Avellum Partners. USD 150 million Ukraine Banking/Financial Services Banking/Finance; Corporate/Commercial/M&A EBRD
11/26/16 Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells; Kasaroglu; PeliFilip; Porobija & Porobija; Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office); Slaughter & May; Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Slaughter & May was global counsel to General Electric and Hogan Lovells was global counsel to Alstom on the former's EUR 12.4 billion purchase of the latter's power and grid businesses. In Romania, Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii advised General Electric and PeliFilip represented Alstom. In Croatia, the Porobija & Porobija law firm advised General Electric, while sole practitioner Tamara Musnjak-Spisic advised Alstom. In Poland, Alstom was advised by a Hogan Lovells Warsaw team while WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised GE. In Turkey, Alstom was advised by the Kasaroglu law firm. In Ukraine Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised General Electric. EUR 12.4 billion Croatia; Greece; Poland; Romania; Turkey; Ukraine Energy/Natural Resources Competition General Electric; Alstom Group; General Electric Company
11/26/16 Allen & Overy; White & Case; Wistrand White & Case advised a consortium of banks that included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Santander GBM, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking on the issuance by PZU Finance AB (publ) of registered bonds. EUR 350 million Poland Banking/Financial Services Capital Markets PZU; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs International; Santander GBM; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
11/26/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the British company Crown Agents on an agreement with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine related to the procurement of medicines under a special, state-finance program. EUR 30 million Ukraine Life Sciences PPP/Infrastructure Crown Agents
11/27/16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Austrian football club SK Rapid Wien and the crowd-investing platform CONDA on their crowd-investing Rapid InvesTOR project. N/A Austria Sports/Tourism/Entertainment TMT; Banking/Finance SK Rapid Wien; CONDA
11/27/16 Cobalt Cobalt Lithuania advised Falck on its acquisition of Altas Assistance. EUR 360,000 Lithuania Other Corporate/Commercial/M&A Falck; Altas Assistance
11/27/16 Dentons; Hogan Lovells Dentons advised Fortis Nowy Stary Browar Sp. z o.o. on the sale of the Stary Browar Commerce, Art and Business Center in Poznan, Poland, to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, acting on behalf of its German fund grundbesitz europa. Hogan Lovells advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. EUR 290 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; Fortis Nowy Stary Browar Sp. z o.o.
11/27/16 Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised LaSalle Investment Management on the acquisition of Futura Park - a shopping center in Wroclaw, Poland - from the IRUS European Retail Property Fund. Clifford Chance advised the IRUS Fund. EUR 27 million Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity LaSalle Investment Management; IRUS European Retail Property Fund
11/27/16 Wardynski & Partners; Wiewiorski Wardynski & Partners advised a consortium of banks on financing granted to the Work Service Group. Work Service was represented by Wroclaw-based law firm Wiewiorski. EUR 43.3 million Poland Other Banking/Finance Work Service Group; BGZ Bank BNP Paribas; Bank Millennium; Bank Zachodni WBK; Raiffeisen Bank Poland
11/30/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the local branch of one of the major Italian transport infrastructure constructors, Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti - C.M.C. di Ravena, on the construction of the Maritsa Highway connecting Bulgaria and Turkey. EUR 65 million Bulgaria Real Estate/Construction PPP/Infrastructure; Real Estate/Construction Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti - C.M.C. di Ravena
11/30/16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. assited Google and YouTube in Bulgarian legal matters with a special focus on privacy, data protection, ICT law and regulatory issues. N/A Bulgaria TMT TMT Google; Youtube
11/30/16 Dvorak Hager & Partners The Dvorak Hager & Partners law firm successfully represented juwi s.r.o. in several cases before the High Court in Prague against operators of photovoltaic plants. N/A Czech Republic Energy/Natural Resources Litigation/Dispute Resolution juwi s.r.o.
11/30/16 Baker & McKenzie; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised the German open fund managed by Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH on its acquisition of the Dubois 41 office building in Wroclaw, Poland, from Nacarat, which is part of the French Rabot Dutilleul Group. Baker & McKenzie advised Nacarat on the deal. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction; Private Equity Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate; Nacarat
11/30/16 CMS; Crido Legal; Sitarz & Wspolnicy Crido Legal advised Astris on the construction of a class A office building in Krakow, consisting of approximately 13,000 square meters of usable floor area. The general contractor was advised by Sitarz & Wspolnicy. The investment was co-financed by Bank Ochrony Srodowiska, which was advised by CMS. N/A Poland Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Astris; Bank Ochrony Srodowiska
11/30/16 BDK BDK advised Iron Mountain on the acquisition of Iron Trust d.o.o. from private individuals Toma Bilic and Panagiotis Xydas. N/A Serbia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A BDK advised Iron Mountain; individuals Toma Bilic and Panagiotis Xydas
11/30/16 Sajic The Sajic law firm agreed to advise SHP Celex on the implementation of regulations involving labor relations. N/A Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Labor Law SHP Celex
11/30/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Schoenherr; Selih & Partners Schoenherr advised the Slovenian Sovereign Holding, d.d. on the privatization of Slovenia-based Paloma, d.d. The transaction was performed by means of a share capital increase by third-party investor Abris Capital Partners. Paloma was advised by Selih & Partners, and Abris was represented by Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners. EUR 15 million Slovenia Retail/FMCG Corporate/Commercial/M&A; Private Equity Abris Capital Partners; Slovenian Sovereign Holding, d.d.
11/30/16 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Schoenherr Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised Avtotehna d.d. with respect to the sale of its subsidiary Avtera d.o.o. to Janus Trade. Janus Trade was represented by Schoenherr. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Janus Trade; Avtotehna d.d.
11/30/16 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Fora & Sanli Law Firm The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Metro Properties Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S. on the sale of the M1 Meydan Merter shopping mall in Istanbul to Bahcelievler Gayrimenkul - a real estate company jointly owned by Mesturkuaz and Ziylan Group. The Ziylan Group was represented by the Fora & Sanli Law Firm. N/A Turkey Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Bahcelievler Gayrimenkul; Metro Properties Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S.
11/30/16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership); White & Case White & Case advised Zorlu Enerji on the combined refinancing of a portfolio of existing power plants and financing of the development of the new Kizildere III geothermal project belonging to its subsidiary Zorlu Dogal, in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The financing was arranged by a syndicate of Turkish banks consisting of Akbank, Garanti Bank, Is Bank, and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. Clifford Chance, along with the Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership, advised the banks on the deal. USD 815 million Turkey Energy/Natural Resources Banking/Finance Zorlu Enerji; Akbank; Garanti Bank; Is Bank; Industrial Development Bank of Turkey
11/30/16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Bomond Group on obtaining a preliminary lease with the Central Universal Department Store in Kiev. N/A Ukraine Real Estate/Construction Real Estate/Construction Bomond Group
aborted Noerr Noerr assisted Altra Industrial Motion Corp in connection with its planned (but ultimately unsuccessful) acquisition of the power transmission business of Emerson Electric Co. N/A Romania; Slovakia Manufacturing/Heavy Industry Corporate/Commercial/M&A Altra Industrial Motion Corp