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Date covered Firms Involved Deal/Litigation Deal Value Country Link (Where CEELM reported on the deal)
Dec-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised HYGEIA Hospital Tirana with respect to a services agreement with various healthcare and health insurance services providers. N/A Albania
Apr-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised on the contemplated establishment of a joint venture between Certis Europe B.V., the Netherlands and K&N Efthymiadis, Greece for the purposes of joint management of distribution operations in relation to plant protection products and fertilizers in the Balkan region. The new joint venture will extend the presence of both companies in the region and will provide potential access to more of the European market, by operating in Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, all countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, and Cyprus. DGKV advised on the restructuring, due diligence, transaction work, drafting transaction agreements, and obtaining merger control clearance. N/A Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Moldova; Montenegro; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Romania; Serbia
Jan-16 Abel & Abel; Binder Groesswang; CMS; Gorg, Dorda Brugger Jordis; Hausmaninger Kletter; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Skadden; Wolf Theiss Linklaters and CMS Vienna advised investment banks JP Morgan and Citigroup on matters of Austrian law related to the Carinthian Compensation Fund's offer to the holders of HETA (formerly Hypo Alpe Adria) instruments in the nominal amount of EUR 11.2 billion, as part of the long-awaited debt restructuring of the Heta banking crisis. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Hausmaninger Kletter, and Abel & Abel advised Carinthian State Holding, Schoenherr advised the Austrian state, and bond creditors were advised by Kirkland & Ellis, Binder Grosswang, Gorg, Dorda Brugger Jordis, and Wolf Theiss. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3983-plethora-of-austrian-firms-advise-on-heta-debt-restructuring-offer
Oct-16 Abel; CMS; Dorda Brugger Jordis; GORG; Hausmaninger Kletter; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Skadden Arps At least eight Austrian, German, and international firms played significant roles in advising various parties to the Republic of Austria's successful buy-back offer of debt instruments issued by Heta Asset Resolution AG EUR 1.2 billion Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5102-multiple-austrian-and-international-firms-involved-in-successful-heta-buy-back
Jan-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy represented Oesterreichische Kontrollbank in connection with its public offering of 1.500% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2020. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. USD 1 billion Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3867-allen-overy-advises-oesterreichische-kontrollbank-on-usd-1-billion-bond-offering
May-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its public offering of USD 2.0 billion of 1.125% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2019. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. USD 2 billion Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4619-a-o-advises-oesterreichische-kontrollbank-on-second-2016-bond-offering
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Binder Groesswang Allen & Overy advised Bilfinger on the sale of the Bilfinger MCE Group to Habau. Binder Groesswang advised Bilfinger on Austrian law matters. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4400-a-o-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-bilfinger-sale-of-mce-group-to-habau
Nov-16 Allen & Overy; Davis Polk Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on its public offering of USD 600 million of Floating Rate Guaranteed Global Notes due 2019. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Davis Polk advised the banks - Goldman Sachs International and HSBC Bank plc. - on the deal. USD 600 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5272-allen-overy-advises-on-oesterreichische-kontrollbank-bond-offering
May-16 Allen & Overy; Dorda Brugger Jordis; DLA Piper Allen & Overy and Dorda Brugger Jordis advised TNT Express N.V. on the intended disposal of its Innight Business in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands to Special Situations Venture Partners III Fund, advised by Orlando Management AG. DLA Piper advised the buyers. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4629-a-o-dla-and-dorda-advise-on-tnt-express-sale-of-tnt-insight-to-special-situations-venture-partners-iii-fund
Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised an international banking consortium consisting of Societe Generale (technical lead), Danske Bank A/S, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, and Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale as Joint Lead Managers on the successful issuance of a EUR 750 million fixed-rate mortgage covered bond by Vienna-based Erste Group Bank AG. The banking consortium was advised on German law matters (the bonds being governed by German law except for their status clause) by Allen & Overy, and Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank on the issuance. EUR 750 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3996-schoenherr-wolf-theiss-and-allen-overy-advise-on-erste-group-mortgage-covered-bond-issuance
Apr-16 Arnold Rechtsanwalte; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Hyatt International on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with the Austria Signa Group for the construction and operation of a five-star hotel to be named Andaz am Belvedere. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (London) was also involved on Hyatt's side, while Signa was advised by Arnold Rechtsanwalte. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4426-schoenherr-advises-on-hyatt-international-jv-to-construct-and-operate-new-five-star-hotel-in-vienna
Nov-16 Arnold Rechtsanwalte; PHH Rechtsanwalte PHH Rechtsanwalte, working with firms in Italy and Luxembourg, advised VTB Bank (Austria) AG on a EUR 38.7 million refinancing transaction for Villa Eden Gardone Srl, a SIGNA group company which has developed a luxury resort at Lake Garda with a five star club house, a landmark building, and seven luxury villas. SIGNA was advised by Arnold Rechtsanwalte, also working with Italian and Luxembourgish firms. EUR 38.7 million Austria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5324-phh-and-arnold-rechtsanwalte-advise-on-vtb-austria-financing-of-italian-luxury-resort
Dec-16 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie reported that Austria's Federal Administrative Court has upheld the decision by the passenger transportation subsidiary of Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen to award a contract for new trains to firm client Bombardier. EUR 2 billion Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5451-baker-mckenzie-successful-for-bombardier-in-defense-of-procurement-contract-award
Nov-16 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie advised Beyne NV, a Belgian mechanical engineering company, on the acquisition of the "Premium Parts" segment from the bankrupt Vogel & Noot Landmaschinen GmbH & Co KG. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5279-baker-mckenzie-advised-belgian-beyne-on-acquisition-of-bankrupt-vogel-noot-landmaschinen
Dec-15 Baker McKenzie; Beiten Burkhardt; Herbst Kinsky; Travers Smith Herbst Kinsky advised ams AG on its acquisition of CMOSIS International NV from TA Associates. Beiten Burkhardt represented ams in merger notification matters, while TA Associates was advised by Travers Smith, London, and Baker McKenzie, Brussels. EUR 220 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3671-herbst-kinsky-advises-ams-on-acquisition-of-cmosis-international
Nov-16 Baker McKenzie; CMS Baker McKenzie advised TH Real Estate on the sale of two commercial properties in Wiener Neudorf to Bena Business Center GmbH. CMS advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Austria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5286-baker-mckenzie-advises-th-real-estate-on-sale-of-properties-in-wiener-neudorf
Apr-16 Baker McKenzie; CMS; Schoenherr Baker McKenzie advised BETHA Zwerenz & Krause and APM Holding on their acquisition of the Vienna Hilton Complex from Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG. Schoenherr advised Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich and CMS advised ongoing leaseholder Hilton. EUR 200 million Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4379-baker-mckenzie-schoenherr-and-cms-advise-on-acquisition-of-austria-s-largest-hotel
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie; DLA Piper; Doralt Seist Csoklich DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach advised Wiener Privatbank on the acquisition of the Austrian business of the private bank Valartis. Doralt Seist Csoklich advised Valartis, and the bank's shareholders were advised by Baker McKenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4115-dla-piper-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-wiener-privatbank-acquisition-of-austrian-business-of-valartis
May-16 Baker McKenzie; Fellner Wratzfld & Partner Baker McKenzie advised GFKL Financial Services, part of the GFKL Lowell Group, on its acquisition of IS Group Management (trading as IS Inkasso Service) from 81.07% shareholder Hannover Finanz, current CEOs Affenzeller Wolfgang (4.2%) and Kren Christian (11.4%), and former CEO Niedermayr Walter (3.33%). Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the sellers. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4564-baker-mckenzie-and-fwp-advise-on-gfkl-lowell-acquisition-of-is-group-management
Jul-16 Baker McKenzie; Fellner Wratzfld & Partner Baker McKenzie advised GFKL Financial Services GmbH on its acquisition of IS Group Management GmbH (trading as IS Inkasso Service) from majority shareholder Hannover Finanz and the IS Group's management, which remains in place after the sale. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4962-baker-mckenzie-and-fwp-advise-on-gfkl-lowell-acquisition-of-is-group-management
Aug-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Volksbank Oberes Waldviertel and Volksbank Niederosterreich on the merger of the two banks. EUR 166 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5091-binder-groesswang-advises-on-mergers-of-volksbanken-in-lower-austria
Sep-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Volksbank Kufstein-Kitzbuhel, Volksbank Landeck, and Volksbank Tirol Innsbruck-Schwaz in connection with the merger of the banking operations of the three banks to build Volksbank Tirol AG. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4898-binder-groesswang-advises-on-second-merger-of-volksbanks
Nov-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Volksbank Niederosterreich Sud, Volksbank Sudburgenland, and Volksbank Wien in connection with the merger of the banking operations of the three banks. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5211-binder-groesswang-advises-on-more-volksbanken-mergers-in-vienna
Feb-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised CPB Software AG on its merger with Bavaria Banken Software GmbH. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4079-binder-groesswang-advises-on-merger-of-cpb-software-and-bavaria-banken-software
Sep-16 Binder Groesswang; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gowling; Starlinger Mayer; Wolf Thess CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Rechtsanwalte advised OMV in connection with the sale of a 49% stake in Gas Connect Austria GmbH to a consortium formed by the German Allianz Group and Snam, Italy's gas infrastructure operator. Binder Groesswang - working with the Italian firm Bonelli Erede - advised Snam on the deal, with Wolf Theiss advising Allianz - which also consulted Starlinger Mayer Rechtsanwalte for the preparation of the due diligence. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4972-chsh-wolf-theiss-binder-groesswang-and-starlinger-mayer-advise-on-giant-energy-deal
Jun-16 Binder Groesswang; Schoenherr Schoenherr represented Cubic (London) Limited on a public takeover of all shares not held by San Gabriel Privatstiftung, T.R. Privatstiftung, or the other core shareholders in C-QUADRAT Investment AG, an independent asset management company listed on the Vienna stock exchange. Binder Groesswang advised Talanx on the sale of its 25.1% stake in C-Quadrat to Cubic Limited. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4882-schoenherr-represents-cubic-on-public-takeover-offer-for-c-quadrat-investment-ag
Apr-16 Binder Groesswang; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Binder Groesswang and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Frankfurt) advised Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) on the acquisition of Gantner Holding GmbH from the Identec Group. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4420-binder-groesswang-and-wilkie-farr-advise-ardian-on-acquisition-of-gantner-holding
Nov-16 BPV (Hugel) GSK Stockmann; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Latham & Watkins advised HanseMerkur Grundvermogen AG on the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties for its HMG Grundwerte Chancen real estate property fund from Conwert Immobilien Invest SE. Conwert was advised by GSK Stockmann in Munich and bpv Hugel in Vienna. EUR 331 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5228-schoenherr-advises-hansemerkur-grundvermogen-on-ccquisition-of-commercial-properties-from-conwert
Oct-16 bpv (Hugel); Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Freshfields; Grohs Hofer Freshfields and Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit S.p.A. (Italy) on its takeover of the CEE business of its subsidiary UniCredit Bank Austria AG. Apart from shareholdings in 13 banks in Southern Europe and CEE, a loan portfolio in the amount of about EUR six billion also passed to the parent company in Milan. Grohs Hofer advised the works council and bpv Hugel advised Bank Austria's retired employees. EUR 6 billion Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5044-fwp-freshfields-grohs-hofer-and-bpv-hugel-advise-on-unicredit-takeover-of-cee-business-from-unicredit-bank-austria
Feb-16 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised on renovation works that have recently begun on the building formerly known as the Generali Center, located on Vienna's largest shopping street, Mariahilfer Strasse. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4014-brandl-talos-advises-on-revitalization-and-reorganization-of-vienna-shopping-center
Nov-16 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised APEX Ventures on the founding of a new venture capital fund that provides technology companies in their early stages with growth capital. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5205-brandl-talos-advises-on-new-apex-ventures-venture-capital-fund
May-16 Brandl & Talos; Kirkland & Ellis; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Swiss company Sportradar AG in its acquisition of the core business of the Sportsman group from founders Thomas Krohne and Karl Wieseneder. Brandl & Talos advised the sellers. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4606-wolf-theiss-and-brandl-talos-advise-on-sportradar-acquisition-of-core-business-of-sportsman-media-group
Oct-16 Cederquist; Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised CVC Capital Partners on all Austrian law aspects of its acquisition of AR Packaging Group AB from Ahlstrom Capital and Accent Equity. The Swedish firm Cederquist was lead counsel. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5165-herbst-kinsky-provides-austrian-advice-on-cvc-capital-partners-acquisition-of-ar-packaging-group
Nov-16 Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Universal-Investment on its acquisition of the "Linked Living" micro apartment real estate asset from Corestate for a special fund launched on the Luxembourg AIF platform of Universal-Investment. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5266-chsh-advises-universal-investment-on-acquisition-of-micro-apartment-real-estate-asset-in-vienna
Aug-16 Chiomenti; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr, working with Italy's Chiomenti law firm, advised HETA Asset Resolution AG ("HETA") and its subsidiary HETA Asset Resolution GmbH on the sale of Heta Asset Resolution Italia S.r.l ("HARIT"), including all outstanding loans granted by HETA to HARIT, to an alternative investment fund advised by Bain Capital Credit, LP. Wolf Theiss and Linklaters advised Bain Capital on the transaction. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5112-schoenherr-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-heta-italy-to-harit-fund
Jan-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Mitterbauer Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft in connection with the voluntary takeover offer for all shares in Miba AG, the subsequent squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders, and delisting of the company. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3855-chsh-advises-on-squeeze-out-and-delisting-of-miba
Mar-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH successfully represented the Austrian SPAR group and Allianz in European merger control proceedings related to Spar's sale of a 49.5% share in the Fischapark shopping center to Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4253-chsh-successful-in-merger-control-proceedings-related-to-fischapark-shopping-center-deal
Oct-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Clifford Chance; Drude; Freshfields; Pinheiro Guimaraes Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised RHI AG on Austrian matters related to its merger with Brazil's Magnesita Refratarios S.A. (MR) with a view to creating a leading provider of refractory products. The new company will be named RHI Magnesita. Also advising RHI AG were Drude, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Pinheiro Guimaraes. Clifford Chance advised GP Investments and Rhone Capital, MR's controlling shareholders, on the deal. EUR 222.6 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5046-chsh-freshfields-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-rhi-ag-merger-with-magnesita
Apr-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Clifford Chance; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working together with Clifford Chance Moscow, advised Terim Limited (Cyprus) and 01 Group Limited (Cyprus) on their joint sale of a 26% participation in CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft to Immofinanz AG. CHSH advised Immofinanz on the deal and refinancing and on merger control issues. EUR 604 milllion Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4444-schoenherr-clifford-chance-and-chsh-advise-on-immofinanz-acquisition-of-26-participation-in-ca-immo
Sep-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Dorda Brugger Jordis CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised IC Development on its sale of the new DENK 3 office complex in Vienna to ARE Austria Real Estate GmbH, a subsidiary of Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft GmbH. Dorda Brugger Jordis advised ARE on the deal. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4978-chsh-and-dorda-advise-on-ic-development-sale-of-denk-3-office-complex-to-are
Apr-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Galea Salomone & Associates; Norton Rose Fulbright CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Flughafen Wien AG on the acquisition of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s indirect stake in Malta International Airport plc. SNC-Lavalin was advised by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada as Canadian legal counsel and Galea Salomone & Associates as Maltese legal counsel. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4395-chsh-advises-vienna-international-airport-on-increase-of-stake-in-airport-malta
Jul-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gowling; Taylor Wessing Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, working in association with Gowling WLG, advised the Convergys consumer management company on its EUR 123 million acquisition of buw, Germany's largest service provider in the customer care industry in private ownership. Taylor Wessing advised sellers Karsten Wulf and Jens Bormannon on the deal. EUR 123 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4977-chsh-gowlings-wlg-and-taylor-wessing-advise-on-convergys-acquisition-of-buw
Feb-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH on its acquisition of a 49.5% share of the Fischapark shopping center from SES Spar European Shopping Centers. CHSH advised SES on the group. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4031-wolf-theiss-and-chsh-advise-on-allianz-real-estate-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-fischapark-shopping-center-from-ses-group
Sep-16 CMS CMS reported that, based on an amicable agreement with the majority shareholder of NV, which CMS advised, Uniqa and Raiffeisen-Holding NO-Wien have sold back their minority stakes in NV. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4933-cms-supports-nv-in-divestiture-of-shareholder-structure
Oct-16 CMS CMS Vienna advised Styria-based BioEnergy International AG on the delisting of its free-float shares from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, which is expected to follow a take-over offer from its majority shareholder, BDI Beteiligungs GmbH. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5144-cms-advises-bdi-on-take-over-offer-by-majority-shareholder-and-subsequent-delisting
Oct-16 CMS; Freshfields CMS advised investors Michael Heinritzi and Robert Hubner on their purchase of the hotel Schloss Lebenberg in Kitzbuhel from Bank Austria. Freshfields advised Bank Austria on the deal. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5097-cms-and-freshfields-advise-on-sale-of-schlosshotel-lebenberg
Sep-16 CMS; Hausmaninger Kletter; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Skadden; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised the Republic of Austria on the Austrian Finance Minister's agreement to finance a public offer by Karntner Ausgleichszahlungs-Fonds (KAF) to HETA creditors pursuant to art 2a of the Austrian Financial Market Stability Act. Wolf Theiss advised a number of international creditors, while many banks were advised on Austrian law by CMS and internationally by Linklaters. Wolf Theiss advised a large number of international creditors, the Province of Carinthia was advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and as to Austrian law by Attorney Norbert Abel and the Hausmaninger Kletter Law Firm. EUR 1.2 billion Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4916-schoenherr-cms-and-wolf-theiss-advise-kaf-offer-to-heta-creditors
Feb-16 CMS; Wolf Theiss CMS's Vienna and Rome offices assisted the Viennese parking garage operator Best in Parking on its first issuance of a corporate bond, made via one of its subsidiaries. The Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners Raiffeisen Bank International and Erste Group Bank were advised by Wolf Theiss. The interest of the bond is 3.375% and the total nominal value amounted to EUR 90 million. EUR 90 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4003-cms-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-best-in-parking-corporate-bond-issuance
Jan-16 DLA Piper Three lawyers from DLA Piper's Vienna office worked on the firm's team providing advice to the Saudi Arabian Alfanar Group on its acquisition of all shares in Heinrich Kopp GmbH from Luxembourg-based private equity fund Palero Invest. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3913-dla-austria-participates-in-multi-office-team-advising-alfanar-group-on-acquisition-of-palero-invest
Jul-16 DLA Piper; Doralt Seist Csoklich; PHH DLA Piper advised Playtech on its acquisition of a 90% stake in Best Gaming Technology (BGT) for EUR 138 million, from majority shareholder Global Bet Holding GmbH (GBT). The remaining 10% will be retained by Armin Sageder, BGT's founder and CEO. Doralt Seist Csoklich dvised Sageder and BGT on the deal, with PHH advising GBT. EUR 138 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5017-dla-piper-and-doralt-seist-csoklich-advise-on-playtech-majority-acquisition-of-best-gaming-technology
Nov-16 DLA Piper; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Norton Rose Fulbright Dorda Brugger Jordis advised Petrus Advisers on the sale of approximately five million shares in Conwert to German-listed property company Adler Real Estate, which as a result increased its stake in the company to more than 25%. Adler was advised in Austria by DLA Piper and in Germany by Norton Rose Fulbright on the transaction, which was valued at approximately EUR 70 million. EUR 70 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5221-dorda-assists-petrus-in-sale-of-conwert-shares
Dec-15 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Greenberg Traurig; Schoenherr Dorda Brugger Jordis advised RL Projekt Handelskai Holding GmbH and SIGNA R.E.C.P. Development "Office Center Handelskai" GmbH on the sale of the Rivergate office building in Vienna. The buyer - a 50:50 joint venture of Canadian real estate fund Dream Global and an Asian sovereign wealth fund - was advised by Schoenherr on all Austrian aspects of the deal, with Greenberg Traurig serving as lead counsel and advising on the joint venture. EUR 189 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3775-dorda-and-schoenherr-advise-on-sale-of-rivergate-office-building
Jun-16 Eckert Fries Prokopp; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in their purchase of a 49% stake in Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH. Eckert Fries Prokopp advised Power Horse. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4806-wolf-theiss-advises-vis-mundi-and-levant-capital-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-power-horse-energy-drinks
May-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner organized a PPP model to procure the design, construction, and facility management of radiation therapy centers for the Vienna Hospital Association. The investment volume amounts to approximately EUR 85 million and the estimated useful life is 25 years. EUR 85 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4658-fwp-organizes-ppp-model-for-vienna-hospital-association
Jun-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised SPAR Osterreichische Warenhandels-AG on the acquisition, by way of tender proceedings, of 27 shop locations from the bankrupt estate of Zielpunkt GmbH. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4855-fwp-advises-spar-on-acquisition-of-shops-from-insolvent-zielpunkt
Aug-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Acting on behalf of the Vienna Hospital Association, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner organized a public private partnership model to procure the design, construction, and facility management of radiation therapy centers to be established at various locations. EUR 85 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4808-fwp-assists-vienna-hospital-association-in-procurement-of-medical-engineering
Sep-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners reported that the Austrian Supreme Court had issued a final ruling on a long-running dispute involving the City of Vienna's attempt to evict general leaseholder Norbert Weber from the "Copa Cagrana" stretch of bars and restaurants in the city. FWP represented the City of Vienna throughout the dispute. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4892-fwp-successful-for-city-of-vienna-on-eviction-action
Nov-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner provided start-up sendhybrid with advice and support on the acquisition by Austrian Post of a 26% shareholding in the company. N/A Austria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5300-fwp-advises-sendhybrid-on-investment-by-oesterreichische-post-ag
Jul-16 Freimuller/Obereder/Pilz; KSW Kunz Schima Wallentin; Schoenherr Kunz Schima Wallentin advised the PremiQaMed Group on its acquisition of a majority interest in Goldenes Kreuz Privatklinik Betriebs GmbH from Osterreichische Gesellschaft vom Goldenen Kreuze. The sellers were advised by Freimuller/Obereder/Pilz, while the anti-trust procedure was managed by Schoenherr. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5044-ksw-advises-premiqamed-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-interest-in-goldenes-kreuz-privatklinik-betriebs
Feb-16 Freimuller/Obereder/Pilz; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the REWE International Group on securing clearance for the acquisition of 25 former Zielpunkt branches across Vienna and Lower Austria. The seller, Zielpunkt, was represented by Freimuller/Obereder/Pilz. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4183-schoenherr-advises-on-acquisition-of-zielpunkt-branches
Dec-16 Freshfields; Kirland & Ellis; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with Kirkland & Ellis, advised EQT VI Limited on the sale of Automic Software GmbH to NASDAQ-listed CA Technologies Inc. Freshfields advised CA Technologies on the transaction. EUR 600 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5399-schoenherr-kirkland-ellis-and-freshfields-advises-on-eqt-sale-of-automic-to-ca-technologies
Jan-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky successfully represented the province of Lower Austria before the Supreme Court of Justice in a lawsuit initiated by a political party in the region. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3791-herbst-kinsky-successful-for-lower-austria-in-dispute
Jan-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised aws Fondsmanagement GmbH - a 100% subsidiary of Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mbH - on its acquisition of a 49% stake in SICO Technology GmbH. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3871-herbst-kinsky-advises-aws-on-investment-in-sico-technology
May-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised TourRadar GmbH throughout its Series A financing round with new investors Hoxton Ventures Fund, Cherry Ventures Fund, Mobile Monkeys GmbH, and basemedia GmbH. USD 6 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4706-herbst-kinsky-advises-tourradar-on-series-a-financing-round
Jul-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised investors aws Grunderfonds (Austria), Axel Springer Digital Ventures (Germany), Mairdumont Ventures (Germany), and Russmedia Digital (Austria) on a financing round for the Viennese start-up Zizooboats GmbH. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4944-herbst-kinsky-advises-investors-on-zizooboats-financing-round
Aug-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Heliovis AG throughout its extended Series C financing round with prominent foreign investors. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5115-herbst-kinsky-advises-heliovis-on-series-c-financing-round
Nov-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised AMS International AG, a worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, on the sale of NFC and RFID reader IP technologies and product lines to STMicroelectronics International N.V. by means of an asset deal. EUR 71.5 million Austria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5317-herbst-kinsky-advises-ams-international-on-sale-to-stmicroelectronics-international-n-v
Dec-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Themis Bioscience GmbH on its series B financing round. EUR 10 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5408-herbst-kinsky-advises-themis-bioscience-on-series-b-financing-round
Dec-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Hookipa Biotech AG during its raising of EUR 10 million in an extended series B financing with existing investors Sofinnova Partners, Forbion Capital Partners, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Takeda Ventures, and BioMedPartners. EUR 10 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5433-herbst-kinsky-advises-hookipa-biotech-on-series-b-financing
Dec-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Miracor Medical Systems GmbH on a series C financing round. EUR 7 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5416-herbst-kinsky-advises-miracor-medical-systems-on-series-c-financing-round
Mar-16 Herbst Kinsky; Leder & Schuh; Luther Law Firm; P+P Pollath Herbst Kinsky advised Graz-based Leder & Schuh AG on the sale of its Shoe4You and Jello stores in Germany to Kienast Holding GmbH & Co. Leder & Schuh was advised on German matters by P+P Pollath, and Kienast was advised by the Luther Law Firm in Hannover. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4222-herbst-kinsky-advises-leder-schuh-on-sale-of-shoe4you-and-jello-stores-in-germany
Nov-16 Herbst Kinsky; Wolf Theiss Herbst Kinsky, working alongside Switzerland's Schellenberg Wittmer and Singapore's WongPartnership, advised AMS AG on the acquisition of Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics. The unidentified sellers - including a group of private investors and management and employees of Heptagon - were represented by Wolf Theiss. USD 285 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5236-herbst-kinsky-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-ams-acquisition-of-heptagon-advanced-micro-optics
Apr-16 Lansky Ganzger & Partner Lansky Ganzger & Partner advised Gebruder Weiss on the acquisition of two Almaty-based subsidiaries of the German shipping company Brockmuller. N/A Austria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4391-lansky-ganzger-partner-advises-gebruder-weiss-on-entry-into-kazakhstan
May-16 Linklaters; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised an international banking syndicate consisting of Morgan Stanley (technical lead), UBS, J.P. Morgan, and HSBC as Joint Lead Managers on the successful issuance of an undated and subordinated fixed to fixed resettable bond by Vienna-based Erste Group Bank AG. The Joint Lead Managers were advised on German law matters by Linklaters Frankfurt, while Ersta Bank was advised by Wolf Theiss. EUR 500 millon Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4750-schoenherr-linklaters-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-erste-group-s-inaugural-issue-of-eur-500-million-additional-tier-1-notes
Feb-16 PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanwslte PHH advised Harold Primat, a French investor, on a EUR 2 million acquisition of 12% of the shares in Tractive GmbH, an Austrian company focusing on pet-wearable GPS and tracking devices. EUR 2 million Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4057-phh-advises-harold-primat-on-investment-in-tractive
Oct-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA) in proceedings before the European Commission regarding an alleged infringement of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which prohibits any abuse of a dominant position within the internal market which may affect trade between EU Member States. ARA agreed to settle its affair with the Commission - the first settlement ever in an Article 102 TFEU case. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5029-schoenherr-advises-ara-in-settling-eu-antitrust-proceedings
Oct-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the UNIQA Insurance Group AG on a large corporate restructuring. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5101-schoenherr-advises-uniqa-on-major-corporate-restructuring
Dec-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the UNIQA Insurance Group AG ("UNIQA") on the EUR 295 million sale of its Italian insurance company UNIQA Assicurazioni SpA ("UNIQA Assicurazioni") to the Italian mutual insurance company Societa Reale Mutua di Assicurazioni. The sale includes Uniqa Assicurazioni and its subsidiaries operating in Italy _ UNIQA Previdenza SpA and UNIQA Life SpA. EUR 295 million Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5426-schoenherr-advises-uniqa-on-sale-of-its-italian-insurance-companies
Feb-16 Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Union Investment on the Aquao real estate deal, involving its acquisition of the Florido Tower and Solaris office buildings in Vienna from Amundi Real Estate. Schoenherr advised Amundi on the deal. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4084-wolf-theiss-and-schoenherr-advise-on-union-investment-acquisition-of-real-estate-portfolio-from-amundi-real-estate
Jan-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised RLB Steiermark on its January 2016 placement of mortgage-backed bank bonds on the international capital market. Among the consortium of banks participating in the issuance were Bayerische Landesbank, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Erste Group Bank AG and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. EUR 500 millon Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3935-wolf-theiss-advises-raiffeisen-landesbank-steiermark-on-euro-bond-issuance
Jul-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Eurazeo Patrimoine on its acquisition of 85 hotels operating under the Ibis Budget, Ibis Styles, Mercure, Novotel, and Pulman brands from AccorHotels and other investors. EUR 500 millon Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5064-wolf-theiss-advises-eurazeo-on-acquisition-of-large-hotel-portfolio
Jul-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Dynacast, a global producer of complex precision parts, on its acquisition of all shares in the Austrian company Schlieper GmbH from Schlieper Private Trust. N/A Austria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4960-wolf-theiss-advises-dynacast-on-acquisition-of-schlieper
Nov-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, working in collaboration with two other partners from China, on the establishment of its European headquarters in Graz, Austria. N/A Austria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5245-wolf-theiss-advises-chinese-corporation-on-purchase-of-european-headquarters-in-graz
Nov-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised "Alpine" Baustoffhandelsgesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria) on acquisition of 32% shares in Baumit-Bel JLLC (Belarus) from KEMA LLC (Belarus). The target company is a manufacturer of construction materials. N/A Austria; Belarus
Oct-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Novomatic Gaming Industries GmbH (Austria), a Europe's leading producer of gaming terminals, on corporate governance issues under Belarusian law. In particular, CHSH assisted in streamlining the corporate governance in the Belarusian indirect subsidiary Planeta Igr UE with that of the parent company. N/A Austria; Belarus; Lithuania
Nov-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised w&p Baustoffe GmbH (Austria) on its acquisition of 3.6% shares in KEMA LLC (Belarus) from KEMA, Kremen in specialni gradbeni materiali, d.o.o. (Slovenia). The target company is a manufacturer of construction materials. N/A Austria; Belarus; Slovenia
Feb-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss offices in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine advised on a spin-off of the traditional lamp business from OSRAM, a leading light manufacturer, into a new division called LEDVANCE. N/A Austria; Bulgaria; Croatia; Poland; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4128-wolf-theiss-advises-on-ledvance-spin-off-from-osram
Dec-16 Brandl & Talos; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Kansai Paint Co Ltd., from Osaka, on the acquisition of the Helios Coatings Group from Ring International Holding AG, GSO Capital Opportunities Fund II (Luxembourg) S.a r.l., and Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV, LDC. The sellers were advised by Brandl & Talos. EUR 572 million Austria; Croatia; Bulgaria; Hungary; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Turkey; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5420-schoenherr-advises-kansai-paint-on-acquisition-of-helios-group
May-16 Gleiss Lutz; Hengeler Mueller; Schoenherr Schoenherr acted as local counsel for Austria and the Czech Republic to Groupe SEB on its acquisition of Germany's WMF Group from Finedining Capital, an indirect subsidiary of funds advised the KKR private equity firm. Gleiss Lutz acted as lead counsel to Groupe SEB on the deal, while Hengeler Mueller advised Findedining. N/A Austria; Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4693-schoenherr-gleiss-lutz-and-hengeler-mueller-advise-on-seb-acquisition-of-wmf-group
Jun-16 Kunz Schima Wallentin; Lumsden and Partner Kunz Schima Wallentin advised the Pfeifer Holz Group on its acquisition of the Czech Republic's Holzindustrie Chanovice s.r.o., a subsidiary of Germany's Haas Group. The Haas Group was advised by Lumsden and Partner. N/A Austria; Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4791-ksw-counsels-pfeifer-holz-group-on-acquisition-of-holzindustrie-chanovice
Jul-16 Schoenherr; Wilson & Partners Wilson & Partners advised Markland Holdings Limited on its sale of two multifunctional buildings in Prague to the VIG Fund, an Austrian real estate investor that was represented by Schoenherr. N/A Austria; Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5048-wilson-partners-and-schoenherr-advise-on-markland-sale-of-prague-office-buildings-to-vig-fund
Aug-16 Bredin Prat; Fangda; Hengeler Mueller; Mori Hamada; Paul Hastings; Slaughter & May; Wolf Theiss Hengeler Mueller was lead counsel to the Chicago-based Filtration Group on its acquisition of the industrial filtration business of the MAHLE Group with Wolf Theiss advising on Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech law aspects of the transaction. Slaughter & May advised in the UK, Paul Hastings in United States, Fangda in China, Bredin Prat in France, and Mori Hamada in Japan. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5116-hengeler-mueller-and-wolf-theiss-advise-filtration-group-on-acquisition-of-industrial-filtration-business-of-mahle-group
Dec-16 Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Dentons; Noerr Dentons and CHSH advised Flex, the sketch-to-scale solutions provider, and Noerr advised RIB Software AG, the 5D building information modeling provider, on their entry into a joint venture for the housing and building industries. USD 120 million Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5447-dentons-and-noerr-advise-on-flex-rib-software-joint-venture
Feb-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Greece's Argo Group on the sale of its 100% stake in Argo Egypt to Austria's ALPLA group. N/A Austria; Greece http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4070-binder-groesswang-advises-argo-group-on-sale-of-argo-egypt-to-alpla-group
Dec-15 Fiebinger Polak Leon; KR Law; Stavropoulos & Partners; Zepos & Yannopoulos Austria's Fiebinger Polak Leon law firm advised Dunapack Packaging Division - a division of longstanding client Prinzhorn Holdings - on its acquisition of Viokyt Packaging S.A. from two private and unnamed individuals. Greece's Zepos & Yannopoulos law firm advised the sellers on the deal. Greece's KR Law and Stavropoulos & Partners law firms worked alongside FPL in advising the buyer. N/A Austria; Greece; Macedonia; Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3722-fiebinger-polak-leon-and-zepos-yannopoulos-advise-on-dunapack-takeover-of-viokyt
Jan-16 Cobalt; Gleiss Lutz; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Reed Smith; Hengeler Mueller; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr; Paksoy; Wolf Theiss; Herbert Smith; Zepos & Yannopoulos Cobalt, WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, Paksoy, Wolf Theiss, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Zepos & Yannopoulos worked alongside global lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, as well as Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Reed Smith, in advising Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) on its acquisition of Bayer AG's Diabetes Care business. Hengeler Mueller advised Bayer on the deal, which was carried out in 43 jurisdictions. EUR 1 billion Austria; Greece; Poland; Russia; Slovenia; Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3899-firms-across-cee-advise-panasonic-healthcare-on-acquisition-of-diabetes-care-business-from-bayer
Oct-16 Dentons Dentons advised M6 Duna Zrt., the concession company operating Hungary's M6 motorway between the cities of Erd and Dunaujvaros, in the sale of Swietelsky International Baugesellschaft m.b.H.'s 20% stake in M6 Duna Zrt. to Aberdeen Infrastructure (Holdco) B.V. N/A Austria; Hungary
Oct-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with the Swiss firm Bar & Karrer as lead counsel, advised OVS S.p.A., a leading Italian clothing retailer, and Sempione Retail AG, in connection with Sempione Retail's cash tender offer for all publicly held bearer shares of Swiss company Charles Vogele Holding AG in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Poland. The Swiss Homburger firm advised Charles Vogele. N/A Austria; Hungary; Poland; Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4998-schoenherr-advises-italian-ovs-in-connection-with-tender-offer-for-retailer-charles-vogele
Nov-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Italian private equity firm Quadrivio SGR S.p.A. on the Hungarian and Slovakian legal aspects of its acquisition of a 70% stake in Farmol S.p.A. and Hungarian subsidiary Farmol Hungary Kft from Old Mill Holding S.p.A., an Italian investment holding company. N/A Austria; Hungary; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5246-schoenherr-advises-quadrivio-on-acquisition-of-italian-farmol
Aug-16 Knoetzl; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Knoetzl successfully represented the Austrian State Printing House before the International Arbitral Centre of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris in a breach of contract claim against the Republic of Kosovo. EUR 5 million Austria; Kosovo http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5094-wolf-theiss-and-knoetzl-successful-for-austrian-state-printing-house-against-republic-of-kosovo
Aug-16 Gleiss Lutz; Kirkland & Ellis; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working alongside lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, advised the New York private equity fund Lindsay Goldberg on its acquisition of the Schur Flexibles Group from Capiton AG and its management. Kirkland & Ellis advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. N/A Austria; Poland; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5073-schoenherr-gleiss-lutz-and-kirkland-advise-on-lindsay-goldberg-acquisition-of-austrian-schur-flexibles
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Karanovic & Nikolic; Miro Senica and Attorneys Miro Senica and Attorneys advised ACH, d.d. on its successful overall debt refinancing. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from London advised ACH on English law issues. Lead advisor to VTB bank on the deal was reportedly Baker McKenzie Moscow, with Karanovic & Nikolic in Ljubljana acting as local counsel to VTB bank. EUR 73.5 million Austria; Russia; Slovenia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4138-miro-senica-and-attorneys-advises-on-ach-debt-refinancing
Nov-16 Hitzenberger; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Harvia Group Oy in its acquisition of Sentiotec, the sauna and wellness division of the Abatec Group. The Hitzenberger law firm advised the sellers. N/A Austria; Serbia; Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5378-wolf-theiss-advises-harvia-on-purchase-of-sentiotec
Nov-16 Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Immofinanz AG on the expansion of its STOP SHOP retail park portfolio in Slovakia through the acquisition of six shopping centers from the Austrian WM Group, which was represented by CHSH in Austria and by bpv Braun Partners in Slovakia. N/A Austria; Slovakia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5348-schoenherr-chsh-and-bpv-braun-partners-advise-on-immofinanz-acquisition-of-slovak-retail-parks
Apr-16 KSW Kunz Schima Wallentin; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Vienna advised the UK-based Walstead Group on the acquisition of Austria's LEYKAM Let's Print Holding AG. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners worked alongside Taylor Wessing on matters of Slovenian law. KSW Kunz Schima Wallentin advised the shareholders of LEYKAM Let's Print Holding on the transaction. N/A Austria; Slovenia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4397-taylor-wessing-rppp-and-ksw-advise-on-walstead-acquisition-of-leykam-let-s-print-holding
Apr-16 bpv (Hugel); Moroglu Arseven; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG as arranger, agent, security agent, and original lender in connection with a senior term facility for the construction and operation of several hydro power plants in Turkey for the Austrian-based Enso Group. Moroglu Arseven served as local counsel to the Enso Group in Turkey, with bpv Hugel advising in Austria. N/A Austria; Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4526-schoenherr-and-moroglu-arseven-advise-on-unicredit-financing-of-hydro-power-plants-in-turkey-for-enso-group
Feb-16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners became the legal advisor on tax issues to the Virtus.pro cybersport club. N/A Belarus http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4160-a-p-acts-as-tax-advisor-to-virtus-pro
Feb-16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised MTBank on its acquisition of the CBS platform from British company Colvir Software Solutions. N/A Belarus http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4190-a-p-advises-mtbank-on-cbs-platform-acquisition
Feb-16 Aleinkov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners reported that the Chamber for Commercial Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus upheld decisions of first and appeals instances dismissing the claim of unjust gains to the operator of firm client DEAL.BY. N/A Belarus http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4140-aleinikov-partners-successful-for-deal-by-in-supreme-court-of-belarus
Dec-16 Alenikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised MTBank on its entry into an agreement with Nordic Environment Finance Corporation aimed at cooperative financing of energy efficient projects. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5406-aleinikov-partners-advises-mtbank-on-cooperative-financing-project-wth-nordic-environment-finance-corporation
Dec-16 Alenikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised the Falcon Investment Fund of Qatar Armed Forces on a range of issues related to the construction of a multi-purpose hotel and sports complex in Minsk. USD 200 million Belarus http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5401-aleinikov-partners-advises-on-construction-of-hotel-and-sports-complex-in-minsk
Nov-16 Arzinger & Partners The Belarusian office of Arzinger & Partners represented Uber B.V. in negotiating and concluding an Agreement on Interaction and Cooperation with the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus. N/A Belarus http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5344-arzinger-partners-represents-uber-in-contract-with-belarus
May-16 bnt The Minsk office of BNT attorneys-at-law advised PV Consult, one of the leading builders of solar energy generating stations in Europe, on the company's participation in the construction of a solar energy production project in Bragin, Belarus. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4661-bnt-advises-pv-consult-on-construction-of-solar-energy-power-plant-in-belarus
Jun-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Europcell GmbH (Germany) on a major supply agreement with Aquapack Industrial LLC (Belarus). N/A Belarus
Sep-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised FURLA S.p.A., an Italian luxury company specializing in leather goods ranging from handbags and shoes to accessories, on structuring and drafting the distributorship agreement with TABAK-INVEST LLC (Belarus), a local distributor of FURLA products in Belarus. N/A Belarus
Oct-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Studio Legale SIB CHSH Belarus advised Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and ready-to-wear clothes for men and women, on certain aspects of importing Salvatore Ferragamo products to Belarus. N/A Belarus
Feb-16 Covarrubias & Silva; Sorainen The Sorainen Belarus office assisted Azumi S.A., a Latin American company involved in the mobile communications business, with registration of the trademark in Belarus, including the overcoming of the provisional denial in registration. Sorainen elaborated the steps for overcoming that denial, and upon re-examination, partial registration was issued to the client. Chile's Covarrubias & Silva law firm also represented Azumi S.A.. N/A Belarus
Mar-16 Fenwick & West; Revera; Sorainen Sorainen's Belarus office, working alongside primary advisor Fenwick & West LLP, advised Facebook, Inc. on its acquisition of Masquerade Technologies, Inc. Belarus's Revera advised MSQRD. N/A Belarus http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4308-sorainen-advises-facebook-on-acquisition-of-belarusian-masquerade-technologies http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4370-revera-advises-msqrd-on-sale-to-facebook
Oct-16 Revera Revera advised Renault on the construction of a new dealership in Soligorsk, in Belarus. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5090-revera-provides-support-for-renault-dealership-construction-in-soligorsk
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lindab UAB on clarifying certain aspects of adaptation of design specifications and estimates made by a foreign company for the purposes of applying them to a project implemented in Belarus. The consultations covered general regulations applicable to adaptation the documentation, and specifically the roles of the owner of documentation and the company that performs adaptation, and the extent to which the documentation can be adopted without redrafting it in essence. N/A Belarus
Mar-16 Sorainen Imlitex UAB asked Sorainen's Dispute Resolution team to represent Polimport Sp.z o.o. (a raw material supplier to the largest industrial enterprises in Europe and CIS countries) in the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. After the proceeding had been initiated, the debtor settled and paid the debt. EUR 43,000 Belarus
Mar-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus acted as local counsel for the EBRD in relation to its medium-sized loan co-financing facility (MCFF), a special financing program designed to share the risk in loans provided by Belarusian banks to small and medium-sized companies. In 2015 the EBRD had engaged Belarusky Narodny Bank and Priorbank in the MCFF. Sorainen consulted on regulatory aspects, adjusted the framework agreement, prepared the sub-loan agreement template, and participated in negotiations with the banks on the terms of these agreements. N/A Belarus
Apr-16 Sorainen The Sorainen Dispute Resolution Team advised Textil A.A.A. in receiving penalty interest from a state-owned enterprise. A settlement agreement was concluded. Our lawyers monitored the execution of the agreement by the debtor - the total debt amount was recovered. EUR 308,000 Belarus
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the RE/MAX real estate company on the expansion of its real estate franchise to Belarus. N/A Belarus http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4343-sorainen-advises-re-max-on-belarusian-entrance
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Fiverun, Inc., a California-based innovator in the mobile point of sale (mPOS) arena, on Belarusian aspects of its sale to Vista Equity Partners. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4483-sorainen-advises-on-belarusian-elements-of-vista-equity-partners-acquisition-of-fiverun
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Visokiy Zamok ALC, a member of Construction Gate Group of Companies (Lithuania), on the implementation of a number of construction projects in Belarus, including construction of trade centers in Minsk and Bobruisk. Sorainen's Real Estate & Construction team advised Visokiy Zamok on mitigating the risk of penalties following late delivery-acceptance of the object of construction, the possibility of offsetting advance payments for construction materials against payment for construction work, the legal implications of invoking the right to suspend performance of work, and many other aspects of day-to-day construction activity. N/A Belarus
Jun-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus assisted Texas Chicken (belonging to Cajun Global LLC), a U.S.-based chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken, establish its franchise in Belarus. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4761-sorainen-advises-on-opening-of-texas-chicken-restaurant-in-minsk
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Real Estate & Construction Team analyzed contractual documents, drafted calls for payment for construction work, developed a legal position to object to counterclaims of the owner of construction, and assisted Gazremont PTPUE with negotiations related to the implementation of a construction project. Following negotiations the parties reached an amicable settlement of all outstanding issues. N/A Belarus
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Ascom Network Testing Inc. and represented its interests in negotiations with Mobile TeleSystems JLLC (MTS), one of the biggest mobile communications operators in the region, with respect to MTS's penalty claims under a contract for the supply and installation of certain upgraded equipment, software, and licenses to the previously deployed system. The firm's Dispute Resolution team achieved an amicable settlement of the dispute. EUR 160,000 Belarus
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Nuance Communications on Belarusian aspects of its acquisition of TouchCommerce. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5097-sorainen-advises-on-belarusian-aspects-of-american-nuance-communications-acquisitions-of-touchcommerce
Sep-16 Sorainen FrieslandCampina BLR LLC asked Sorainen's Dispute Resolution team to represent its interests in a debt collection matter from the ProStore retail hypermarkets chain. The debt resulted from the failure to pay for dairy products supplied by FrieslandCampina. EUR 32,000 Belarus
Sep-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Finland's OpusCapita Group Oy on Belarusian aspects of its acquisition of all shares in jCatalog Software AG (Dortmund, Germany) from its shareholders. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4877-sorainen-advises-opuscapita-group-on-belarusian-aspects-of-jcatalog-acquisition
Nov-16 Sorainen Sorainen supported the Hesburger fast-food regional chain in launching its Belarus franchise. N/A Belarus http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5276-sorainen-advises-on-hesburger-launch-in-belarus
Mar-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Opaltide Limited (BVI) on the potential acquisition of Olympic Casino Bel UE (Belarus). CHSH performed legal due diligence of the target company and advised on structuring of the deal. However, at the end the deal was not signed. N/A Belarus; Estonia
Dec-16 Alenikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised Lithuania's UAB ICOR on the sale of its shares of OJSC Minskvodstroy from Belarus. N/A Belarus; Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5397-aleinikov-partners-advises-icor-on-sale-of-shares-in-minskvodstroy
May-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Squire Patton Boggs CHSH Belarus advised BIOCAD JSC (Russia), a major pharmaceutical company, on corporate governance issues under Belarusian law. In particular, CHSH assisted in streamlining the corporate governance in the Belarusian subsidiary BIOCAD-Bel LLC with that of the parent company. CHSH acted as a Belarusian local counsel. Squire Patton Boggs acted as a lead counsel. N/A Belarus; Russia
Mar-16 Aleinikov & Partners; AstapovLawyers Aleinikov & Partners and the Kyiv office of AstapovLawyers advised Sports.ru on its acquisition of 90live.org - a Belarusian developer of mobile applications for football fans. N/A Belarus; Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4257-a-p-and-astapovlawyers-advise-sports-ru-on-acquisition-of-belarusian-mobile-app-developer
Jul-16 Peterka & Partners Peterka & Partners advised Tikkurila Oyj, a Northern European paint company, on the sale of its Ukrainian and Belarusian subsidiaries to OU FarbaHouse, a company established by Tikkurila's local management. EUR 6.8 million Belarus; Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4989-peterka-partners-advises-tikkurila-oyj-on-sale-of-business-in-ukraine-and-belarus
Nov-16 Sayenko Kharenko; Sorainen Sayenko Kharenko, working with global advisors Fenwick & West (leading transaction counsel) and Allen & Overy (coordinating counsel), advised Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co. on Ukrainian aspects of the USD 4.4 billion all-cash acquisition made by a consortium of Chinese private equity firms of Playtika Ltd., one of the world's largest social casino gaming companies, from Caesars Interactive Entertainment. Sorainen advised on Belarusian matters. USD 4.4 billion Belarus; Ukraine http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5293-sayenko-kharenko-and-sorainen-among-firms-advising-on-playtika-acquisition
May-16 Baker & McKenzie In cooperation with Baker & McKenzie, Munich, Karanovic & Nikolic represented Wella Intercosmetic GmbH, a German wholesale distributor of prescription drugs, proprietary drugs, and toiletries, in debt collection enforcement proceedings against retailer Omnia d.o.o., which is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Karanovic & Nikolic assisted on preparing and filing of the necessary court enforcement documentation and negotiating the successful settlement of debt on behalf of the client in the amount of EUR 200,000. EUR 200,000 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jul-16 CMS Hotel Europe Sarajevo, a Bosnia-Herzegovina-based company that owns and operates hotels, restaurants, and a nursing home, acquired Hotel Holiday Inn Sarajevo (advised by CMS), a Bosnia-Herzegovina-based hotel operator, for an undisclosed consideration. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Dec-15 Karanovic & Nikolic; Pinsent Masons In cooperation with Pinsent Masons Beijing, Karanovic & Nikolic advised Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group on the draft EPC contract for the Banovici Thermal Power Plant, Unit 1, following previous advice to the Group on licensing, registration, sub-contracting, banking and employment law requirements governing EPC contractors engaged in construction work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Karanovic & Nikolic analysed the Strategic Partnership Agreement/EPC contract to be signed between Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group and the Rudnici Banovici, and prepared a risk matrix for the Group on this contract. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sep-16 Miljkovic & Partners Miljkovic & Partners acted as legal counsels of the Croatian company INA d.d. Zagreb in the course of acquistion of 33.5% shares of Energopetrol d.d. Sarajevo, owned by Hungarian MOL PLC. The firm advised INA on the method of purchase of shares (i.e. via block transaction, outside of regulated stock market), as well as on subsequent publication of mandatory public takeover offer for takeover of the remaining shares of Energopetrol. EUR 260,000 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Apr-16 Sajic Sajic advised Fabrika Duhana Banja Luka on the establishment of clusters for the production of tobacco in the Republic of Srpska. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Apr-16 Sajic Sajic advised Banjalucka Pivara regarding the application of competition law to distribution agreements N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Apr-16 Sajic Sajic advised Oskar Film on the application procedure for abuse of dominant position in the market for distribution of films. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jul-16 Sajic Sajic advised Nites on the purchase of shares of Muehlbauer d.o.o. Banja Luka N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jul-16 Sajic Sajic consulted Ingress Communications SA in the field of telecommunications and media law. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Jul-16 Sajic Sajic advised Atom Partner Serbia on the incorporation of the company in Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Oct-16 Sajic Sajic advised NCR Corporation on the incorporation of the company in Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
Oct-16 Sajic Sajic consulted LG Electronics regarding the application of consumer protection law. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina
May-16 Dimitrijevic & Partners; Maric & Co. Dimitrijevic & Partners advised TBG BH - the Bosnian subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement active in concrete production - on its acquisition of three concrete plants in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from W&P Baustoffe Austria. Maric & Co. advised the sellers. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4686-dimitrijevic-partners-and-maric-co-advise-on-tbh-acquisition-of-bosnian-concrete-plants-from-w-p-baustoffe-austria
Jun-16 Sajic The Sajic law firm advised on the EUR 1.1 million transfer of ownership of the Motel Internacional in Banja Luka from Internacional Motel a.d. Banja Luka to the Ciambella freight forwarding company. EUR 1.1 million Bosnia & Herzegovina http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4796-sajic-advises-and-mediates-on-acquisition-and-sale-of-motel-internacional-in-banja-luka
Aug-16 Sajic Sajic represented Tarkett SEE doo Backa Palanka - Branch Office Banja Luka on the establishment of a Personal Data Collection with the Agency for Personal Data Protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4786-sajic-advises-tarkett-see-on-establishment-of-personal-data-collection
Jan-16 Drakopoulos; Gun + Partners; Spaho Law Office Drakopoulos advised Indivior with respect to the legal requirements and procedures of setting up a local establishment and obtaining marketing authorization in various jurisdictions including Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey, while negotiating Indivior's distribution agreements in the same jurisdictions. Gun + Partners acted as legal advisors of Indivior in Turkey and the Spaho Law Office advised Indivior in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUR 6.5 million Bosnia & Herzegovina; Greece; Turkey
Jan-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Erste Group on outsourcing the company's IT services for data protection. The firm's services focused on achieving compliance with banking industry and data protection regulations during the outsourcing process. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia
Oct-16 Damanski & Kelososka; Jadek & Pensa; Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Prica & Parnters; Reed Smith; Rojs, Peljhan & Partners; Tkalcic-Djulic, Prebanic, Rizvic and Jusufbasic-Goloman Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners (RPPP) advised Enterprise Investors on the acquisition by the Polish Enterprise Fund VII, which it manages, of 100% of shares in sporting good retailer Intersport ISI in a carve-out transaction from the Mercator Group. RPPP - a member of the TLA alliance - reports that "all other TLA law firms from the region, including JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic from Serbia, Tkalcic-Djulic, Prebanic, Rizvic and Jusufbasic-Goloman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska from Macedonia" were involved as well. Slovenia's Jadek & Pensa and Serbia's Prica & Partners advised Mercator on the transaction. EUR 34.5 million Bosnia & Herzegovina; Macedonia; Serbia; Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5091-rppp-and-tla-firms-jadek-pensa-and-prica-partners-advise-on-enterprise-investors-acquisition-of-intersport-isi
Feb-16 KRB; ODI Law Firm; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners ODI Law advised the Tus Group on the restructuring of approximately EUR 400 million of financial debt, predominantly conducted within the court-sanctioned procedure of preventive restructuring, providing a framework for operative and financial restructuring of Group companies in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia. The lenders were advised by the KRB law firm, with Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advising HETA. EUR 400 million Bosnia & Herzegovina; Macedonia; Serbia; Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4040-odi-krb-and-rppp-advise-on-tus-group-financial-restructuring
May-16 Allen & Overy; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Linklaters and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners CitiGroup, BNP Paribas, J.P.Morgan, and UniCredit on Bulgarian legal aspects of the Republic of Bulgaria's March 14 issuance of a dual tranche bonds. Allen & Overy and Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski represented the Bulgarian government. EUR 1.994 billion Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4562-dgkv-and-linklaters-advise-joint-lead-runners-and-bookrunners-on-bulgarian-bond-issuance
Jun-16 Arochi & Lindner; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Dontchev, Zamfirova, Marinova Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the NEVEQ II venture capital fund with regard to its investment in the BIODIT corporation, which specializes in designing and manufacturing access control and identification systems based on biometric patterns. The Arochi & Lindner law firm advised on Spanish matters. Biodit was advised by the Dontchev, Zamfirova, Marinova law office. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4732-dpco-advises-neveq-ii-on-investment-into-biodit
Mar-16 Baker & McKenzie; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV acted as Bulgarian legal adviser of Equinix, Inc. the major US data centre company, on multi-jurisdictional financing aspects and international due diligence and post take-over restructuring in connection with its USD 3.6 billion takeover of the UK company TelecityGroup plc by way of scheme of arrangement. A team from Baker & McKenzie London also advised the buyer. USD 3.6 billion Bulgaria
Apr-16 Boyanov & Co Boyanov & Co. advised the European Investment Fund on the implementation of the SME Initiative for Uncapped Guarantee Instrument in Bulgaria and the respective Funding Agreement and Intercreditor Agreement and Pledge (Financial Collateral) Agreement concluded with the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria in March 2016. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4430-boyanov-co-advises-eif-on-implementation-of-sme-initiative-in-bulgaria
Nov-16 Boyanov & Co.; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advised Bulgarian electricity power distributor Energo-Pro Varna EAD on its issuance of seven-year bonds on the Bulgarian market with a yield of 3.5% p.a. in a total volume of EUR 130 million. The Balkan Advisory Company IP, which was sole lead manager on the deal, was advised by Boyanov & Co. EUR 130 million Bulgaria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5357-tsvetkova-bebov-komarevski-and-boyanov-co-advise-on-biggest-ever-bond-sale-in-bulgaria
Apr-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Sofia advised Mediapost Hitmail SA, a subsidiary of the French La Poste Group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Bulgarian marketing agency Metrica. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4436-chsh-advises-la-poste-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-metrica
Jan-16 CMS CMS successfully advised three key renewable energy companies operating in Bulgaria on a global out-of-court settlement with the Bulgarian Transmission System Operator regarding the Feed-In-Tariff reduction recovery. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3943-cms-advises-on-global-settlement-of-fit-reduction-disputes-with-tso-in-bulgaria
Feb-16 CMS The Sofia office of CMS supported Shell on its successful bid and entrance into a prospecting and exploration agreement for the deep offshore exploration block Silistar in the Bulgarian Black Sea. EUR 25 million Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4192-shell-assisted-by-cms-on-bulgarian-black-sea-deal
Feb-16 CMS CMS advised Atos SE, a listed France-based IT services company offering transactional, consulting, systems integration, and managed services, on its acquisition of Infopartners OOD, a Bulgaria-based company engaged in providing information technology consulting services, including planning and design of integrated computer systems. N/A Bulgaria
Aug-16 CMS CMS assisted Bulgaria's Postbank, the Bulgarian subsidiary of Eurobank EFG, on its sale of a portfolio of consumer loans and credit cards worth approximately EUR 144 million to EOS Matrix Bulgaria, the largest debt collection company in Bulgaria and part of Germany-based EOS Group. EUR 144 million Bulgaria
Mar-16 CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov The Sofia office of CMS assisted ReneSola with the successful sale of its operational portfolio of 9.7 MWp photovoltaic power plants in Bulgaria to Solar World Aquiris S.A.R.L. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Solar World Aquiris S.A.R.L. on the deal. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4303-cms-and-dgkv-advise-on-renesola-sale-of-bulgarian-pv-portfolio-to-solar-world-aquiris
Dec-16 CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Bulpros Consulting AD on acquisition financing for its acquisition of a global software business. CMS advised UniCredit Bulbank AD. N/A Bulgaria
May-16 CMS; Gugushev & Partners CMS advised Ultimo Netherlands BV, a fully owned subsidiary of B2Holding AS, on its entrance into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Debt Collection Agency AD from Martin Despov Despov and Nikolina Todorova Stancheva. Gugushev & Partners advised the sellers on the deal, which is expected to close by summer 2016. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4664-cms-supports-b2holding-on-acquisition-of-debt-collection-agency-in-bulgaria
Aug-16 Dacheng Law Offices; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully representated Shanghai Sensheng Assets Management Centre with regard to a major portfolio investment in solar PV power plants in Bulgaria. The work includes providing of full range of legal services and representation in a number of commercial litigation proceedings regarding the ownership and management of the Bulgarian project companies. Dacheng Law Offices in Shanghai advised on Chinese law. EUR 90 million Bulgaria
Dec-15 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. supported VM Petroleum through the process of establishing an entirely new petrol station retail chain in Bulgaria. The work included due diligence of a significant number of real estate properties (including working gas stations and petrol storage facilities), representation in negotiations and drafting preliminary contracts, notary deeds, and lease agreements, as well as consultations with regard to the structure of each transaction and assistance with regard to the financing of the acquisition of the real estates. In a period of one year DPCo lawyers led a number of purchase contracts and lease agreements to a successful conclusion, with a total value exceeding EUR 5 million. EUR 5 million Bulgaria
Jan-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. persuaded Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation to reverse the decision of a civil court as in conflict with its final decision in a criminal case. EUR 1 million Bulgaria
Jan-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. The TMT and administrative litigation team of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. launched a series of interrelated lawsuits on behalf of Telenor against the Communications Regulation Commission and the company's competitors on the Bulgarian mobile telephony market in order to ensure fair allocation of the very limited 1800 MHz radio spectrum. This resulted in the successful obtaining of permission for use of the radio spectrum by Telenor in parallel with the other operators, in order to compete on the newly established LTE services market. As part of this complex project the established court practice of the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court was reversed, and market players are now allowed to appeal permits issued to competitors for use of scarce resources. N/A Bulgaria
Feb-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. became the legal counsel of the Bulgarian National Bank. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4104-dpco-becomes-legal-counsel-to-bulgarian-national-bank
Mar-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., acting on behalf of the Idein-FPI-Fiestao consortium, successfully persuaded a panel of the Second Division of the Supreme Administrative Court in Bulgaria to revoke the increase in fees for appealing of public procurements, as unlawful. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4242-dpco-persuades-court-to-revoke-fees-levied-by-the-commission-for-protection-of-competition
Apr-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.'s litigation team successfully represented Fox Networks Group Bulgaria EOOD in both the first and second instance courts in a lawsuit it brought against the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture for amounts due under a contract for broadcasting advertisements. The principal of EUR 35,000 was paid by the MInistry as a result of the lawsuit and interest in the amount of EUR 6,000 was awarded to Fox Networks Group by the court. EUR 41,000 Bulgaria
Apr-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. persuaded the Sofia Court of Appeal that a claim made against firm client Dimitar Angelov under a promissory note with a value of EUR 600,000 should be dismissed, and, in a separate matter, persuaded the Sofia City Court and Sofia Regional Court that a penalty imposed on client Nikolina Antonova by a real estate agency for buying real estate that was presented to her by another agency was invalid. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4405-dimitrov-petrov-co-succeeds-in-litigation-for-private-individuals
Apr-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. announced that it successfully defended the The Prof. Ivan Mitev Specialized Pediatric Hospital for Active Treatment EAD in a medical malpractice lawsuit. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4419-dimitrov-petrov-co-successful-for-sofia-hospital-in-malpractice-defense
May-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised NEVEQ II on acquisition of a stake in eMobility International AD by raising its capital. N/A Bulgaria
Jun-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.'s lawyers successfully represented Pharmhold AD before the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court in its appeal of a decision by Bulgaria's Financial Supervision Commission. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4721-dpco-successful-for-pharmhold-in-challenge-of-financial-supervision-commission-ruling
Nov-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. reported that the 5-member panel of Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court issued its final decision in favor of firm client Medicus Trade repealing provisions of the country's Ordinance No. 4 on the terms and conditions for prescribing and dispensing of medicines. N/A Bulgaria http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5367-dimitrov-petrov-co-successful-for-medicus-trade-in-challenge-to-anti-competitive-ordinance
Nov-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is supporting Husqvarna in the process of liquidating its Bulgarian subsidiary Husqvarna Bulgaria EAD. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Following admission of security of future claim and seizure of the debtor's bank accounts, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.'s litigation experts reached an agreement in favor of client Tradenet Varna for settling a significant debt by setting off the price of fuel for 80% of the due amount and payment of the rest. EUR 250,000 Bulgaria
Dec-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. assisted in obtaining Bulgarian merger control clearance of Turkish giant Vestel Elektronik S.A.'s acquisition of Compal Electronics Europe sp. z o.o. within the scope of the Brand Licensing Agreement with Toshiba. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-15 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised the European Investment Bank and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria on the structuring, negotiations, and execution of operational agreements between various Managing Authorities in Bulgaria under the EU Operational Programs and the newly established Fund _anager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria (Fund of Funds). EUR 879 million Bulgaria
Jan-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV acted as Bulgarian legal adviser of Equinix Inc in the subsequent restructuring and consolidation of intra-group debt in the region of USD 4 billion (direct and indirect loans of cash and shares) originally made in order to facilitate the funding of the acquisition. The mandate included collateral and tax structuring, due diligence, local law support for acquisition and intra-group financing. USD 4 billion Bulgaria
Feb-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised on the establishment of a joint venture between KJK Fund 2 and the owner of Viki Comfort, a leading player on the Bulgarian facility management market. The newly established joint venture then acquired Viki Comfort and Facility Optimum Bulgaria, another important player on the same market. The transaction resulted in a major consolidation on the Bulgarian facility management services market. DGKV provided advised on restructuring, due diligence, transaction work, drafting transaction agreements, and obtaining merger control clearance. EUR 5 million Bulgaria
Feb-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Agrimatco Bulgaria EOOD in relation to acquisition of offices. The work includes negotiations, drafting, review and execution of all relevant agreements and post-transactional consulting work. N/A Bulgaria
Apr-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV provided legal support on the 2016 Amendment to the long-term Power Purchase Agreement between ContourGlobal Maritza East III (CGME3) and National Electricity Company EAD (NEK). The amendment governed the repayment of EUR 143.2 million in net overdue receivables from NEK. Furthermore, payables of EUR 131.4 million due from CGME3 to Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD (mines) were settled by means of a separate netting agreement between the parties. EUR 274.6 million Bulgaria
May-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully represented of Mundipharma in litigation related to price registration. N/A Bulgaria
May-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised SimCorp GmbH in relation to a tender process issued by the Bulgarian National Bank for software supply. N/A Bulgaria
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully represented Framo Netherland B.V. (a subsidiary of ALFA LAVAL) with regard to a large scale financial fraud case in Bulgaria. EUR 1 million Bulgaria
Aug-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised the EBRD on Bulgarian law matters related to a EUR 10 million financing to Bella Bulgaria AD, a meat, pastry, and dairy food products holding company. The loan is provided for acquisition of a Greek meat processing facility, expansion and modernization of its meat processing operations, and financing of working capital needs. EUR 10 million Bulgaria
Aug-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advisied Kaufland Bulgaria EOOD & Co KD on its acquisition of two new properties in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria
Aug-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Allergan on Bulgarian legal aspects of the sale of its global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceuticals. USD 40.5 billion Bulgaria
Sep-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Havas Management Espana SL on the establishment of a joint venture with its local franchisee partner for the purposes of joint development of the digital business of Havas Media Group in Bulgaria. The work included legal due diligence of the existing digital media business of the local franchisee as well as SPA and SHA drafting and negotiation. N/A Bulgaria
Oct-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised the Balkan Accession Fund on its exit from BM Leasing AD - a major Bulgarian leasing company. DGKV's services included structuring advice, negotiation, and closing assistance. EUR 7.55 million Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised the European Investment Fund on the structuring and negotiations for setting up the LAUNCHub Ventures Fund. The seed stage venture capital fund will be used to invest in early stage startups in Bulgaria and the wider Southeastern Europe region. EUR 18 million Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully represented ContourGlobal Maritza 3 AD before the Sofia District Court and Administrative Court Sofia City in relation to a dispute with the State Finance Inspection Agency regarding an alleged administrative violation of public procurement legislation. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV provided ad hoc advice to Western Union regarding the expansion of its local network of agents and provision of services related to money remittance under the freedom of provision of services principle. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV assisted MOSAICO+ Srl., Italy in reaching an out-of-court settlement of a commercial dispute regarding the collection of outstanding receivables. N/A Bulgaria
Nov-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; DGKV advised on the acquisiton of the entire minority stake in the capital of the premium multilingual contact cente CallPoint New Europe by the majority shareholder TELUS International (UK) Limited. DGKV's services included structuring advice, drafting of the main transaction documents, negotiation, and closing assistance. N/A Bulgaria
Nov-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Freshfields DGKV advised the Bulgarian Acquisition Company II S.a.r.l. (Bulac II), a subsidiary of State Reserve of Oman, in insolvency proceedings against Corporate Commercial Bank AD (CCB), one of the largest banks in Bulgaria. Bulac II is a shareholder in CCB, holding around 30% of its capital. The insolvency proceedings against CCB resulted from the revocation of its banking license by the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) and the dismissal by the Supreme Administrative Court of all appeals against the BNB's banking license revocation decision, including those filed by the shareholders in CCB, for lack of standing. Bulac II also appealed the insolvency decision of Sofia City Court against CCB but its appeal was dismissed by the Sofia Appellate Court for lack of standing. The State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman initiated an ICSID proceeding against the Republic of Bulgaria iin October 2015. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Frankfurt and Vienna Offices advised on German law and Austrian law. Over EUR 300 million Bulgaria
Jul-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Havel Holasek DGKV acted as Bulgarian law co-counsel to Inekon Group A.S., Czech Republic, in a EUR 8.16 million ad hoc arbitration claim in the ICC against the Sofia Municipality stemming from a tram refurbishment contract price dispute. Havel, Holasek & Partners advised the Inekon Group on Czech law. EUR 8.160 million Bulgaria
May-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters DGKV, working alongside Linklaters, advised a consortium of financial institutions including Banca IMI - London Branch, Bank of China - Luxembourg Branch, and J.P. Morgan Limited in relation to a bridge loan of EUR 535 million to the Bulgarian Energy Holding. EUR 535 million Bulgaria
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters DGKV successfully represented PUNTO FA, S.L before the Sofia Appellate Court in a commercial dispute related to the voidness, voidability, or unenforceability of legal acts detrimental to creditors in cross-border insolvency. Linklaters' Madrid office advised on Spanish law. EUR 9 million Bulgaria
Aug-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters DGKV advised lead managers J.P. Morgan and Banca IMI on EUR 550 million bonds issued by Bulgarian Energy Holding. The transaction represents the biggest bonds issuance by a Bulgarian issuer to date. DGKV provided legal and tax advice on matters of Bulgarian law as well as assistance in the execution of the trade. Linklaters advised on UK law. EUR 550 million Bulgaria
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Peachey & Co DGKV advised Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd on Bulgarian aspects of its acquisition of ProcessFlows Holdings Limited, which provides various capture, processing, management, voice, and data software solutions. DGKV's involvement included legal due diligence of the Bulgarian operations of ProcessFlows and country- specific transactional advice. Peachey & Co advised on English law. GBP 8.2 million Bulgaria
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Spasov & Bratanov DGKV succesfully represented Google Ireland Ltd., Google Inc., and YouTube LLC before the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court in investigation of alleged unfair competition behavior with respect to the provision of AdWords services that was initiated by Bulgaria's Commission on Protection of Competition. Spasov & Bratanov advised the defendant. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Stephenson Harwood DGKV acted as local counsel (Stephenson Harwood was lead counsel) to the Export-Import Bank of China in relation to USD 102 million shipping financing extended to subsidiaries of Navigation Maritime Bulgare AD, the largest shipping operator of Bulgaria. The financing relates to the purchase of six new shipping vessels by the Navigation Maritime Bulgare Group. DGKV advised on matters of Bulgarian law and negotiated the guarantee provided by Navigation Maritime Bulgare AD and various securities established under Bulgarian law. USD 102 million Bulgaria
Mar-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; White & Case DGKV represented HSBC as a lead arranger of a syndicate of lenders in relation to restructuring of project financing extended to Petroceltic (an oil & gas corporation having, among others, offshore production in the Bulgarian part of the Black Sea). W&C was the advisor to some of the other lenders. N/A Bulgaria
May-16 Dmitrov, Petrov & Co.; Marijana Gelova Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised NEVEQ II on its acquisition of a stake in Methodia AD. Methodia was advised by Sole Practitioner Marijana Gelova. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4732-dpco-advises-neveq-ii-on-investment-into-biodit
May-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised BISAM on the Bulgarian part of its acquisition of FinAnalytica. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4589-kambourov-partners-advises-on-acquisition-of-finanalytica
May-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised BISAM on the Bulgarian part of its acquisition of FinAnalytica. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4589-kambourov-partners-advises-on-acquisition-of-finanalytica
May-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners successfully defended the interests of the Bulgarian Football Union before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4696-kambourov-partners-successful-in-defense-of-bulgarian-football-union
Jul-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised Maxima Bulgaria (operator of the T-Market supermarket chain) on its acquisition of 12 supermarkets in the REWE Group's Penny chain (which terminated its activity in Bulgaria). N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4957-kambourov-partners-advises-maxima-on-acquisition-of-supermarkets
Jul-16 Kinstellar; Ropes & Gray Kinstellar worked alongside global counsel Ropes & Gray in advising Baring Private Equity Asia on Bulgarian and Romanian elements of Baring's acquisition of a 35% stake in TELUS International. USD 350 million Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4985-kinstellar-advises-baring-private-equity-asia-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-telus-international
Jun-16 Penkov-Markov & Partners Penkov-Markov & Partners obtained preliminary approval from the Bulgarian National Bank for 4FINANCE's indirect acquisition of 100% of the share capital of TBI Bank from Kardan Financial Services B.V. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4759-penkov-markov-advises-4finance-on-acquisition-of-tbi-bank
Sep-16 Sajic Sajic converted the open joint stock company Fabrika Duvana a.d. Banja Luka to a closed joint stock company, now owned by Bulgartabac Holding AD Sofia, Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4866-sajic-converts-joint-stock-company-from-open-to-closed
Dec-15 White & Case White & Case represented Bulgarian Energy Holding in a European Commission antitrust probe, which concluded without a finding of an infringement. N/A Bulgaria http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3665-white-case-successful-for-bulgarian-energy-holding-in-european-commission-antitrust-probe
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV acted as lead legal counsel to Alpha Bank A.E., sole arranger and agent for a EUR 97 million syndicated financing for Stomana Industry AD - the largest still mill in Bulgaria. Services included structuring advice, negotiating and drafting financing and intercreditor documentation, and corporate due diligence. EUR 97 million Bulgaria
Sep-16 Dentons; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised China CEFC Energy Company Limited on Bulgarian aspects of its global acquisition of Rompetrol from KMG International N.V., including on the due diligence of the target. Dentons advised the buyer on the transaction. USD 680 million Bulgaria, Romania
Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Spasov & Bratanov Allen & Overy advised its longstanding corporate client Walmark (a leading CEE dietary supplements and OTC pharmaceuticals company) and was the lead counsel on the complete refinancing of the Czech operating and holding company and its subsidiaries in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland provided by CSOB. A&O guided Walmark through the transaction from commenting on the terms sheet to providing comprehensive advice on the credit facilities agreement, subordination agreement, and security package. Spasov & Bratanov advised on Bulgarian law aspects of the refinancing. Clifford Chance advised the financing bank. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia
Oct-16 Dentons; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised AIG on Bulgarian aspects of the acquisition by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd of certain assets and renewal rights of AIG's business in several jurisdictions, including Bulgaria. DGKV's services included, inter alia, legal due diligence, structuring advice, regulatory, compliance, and transactional work. Dentons advised the buyer on the deal. USD 240 million Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Turkey; Slovakia
Oct-16 CMS; Debevoise & Plimpton CMS, working alongside global counsel Debevoise, advised American International Group, Inc. on the Central European aspects of the sale of some of its insurance operations to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. USD 240 million Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5134-cms-and-debevoise-advise-american-international-group-on-sale-of-insurance-operations-to-fairfax-holdings
Feb-16 Atanassov & Ivanov Law Firm; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Upstream, a multinational telecommunications and technology company, with respect to an advertising and unfair competition matter arising in connection to a content services agreement with Vivacom Bulgaria, Upstream's local partner. The firm also advised on the best possible way to amend its base bulk message text in order to comply with applicable TMT regulations. Atanassov & Ivanov Law Firm acted as Upstream's legal advisors in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria; Greece
Apr-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised the IFC with regard to the restructuring of four separate credit facilities to Stomana Bulgaria AD, a major steel mill, part of the Greek group Viohalko. Work includes, restructuring and novation of the loans into one single facility, release of certain collateral for other lenders, streamlining and restructuring of the security package. N/A Bulgaria; Greece
Jun-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV represented Cargill Bulgaria EOOD as claimant in a number of commercial arbitration cases brought before the Arbitration court with the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arbitration court with the Bulgarian Industrial Association against various counterparties. The firm's assistance also included representation in applications for a large number of interim relief procedures for securing Cargill Bulgaria's claims and future rights and a number of order-for-payment procedures brought before Bulgarian courts of law. N/A Bulgaria; Greece
Aug-16 Kinstellar; Loyens & Loeff Kinstellar advised Arkema SA on the acquisition of the Dutch sealant-and-adhesives maker Den Braven from Egeria, a Benelux buyout house, in a deal valued at EUR 485 million. The transaction was managed in over 25 jurisdictions by Loyens & Loeff, with Kinstellar's team providing local law advice in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine. Clifford Chance was involved in the vendor due diligence. EUR 485 million Bulgaria; Romania; Turkey; Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5110-kinstellar-provides-local-cee-advice-to-arkema-on-acquisition-of-den-braven
Jul-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV represented Turkiye Vagon Sanayi A.S. in an international commercial arbitration in a dispute between the client and the Bulgarian state-owned railway company BDZ EAD for recovery of outstanding debt under a commercial contract and defending against a counterclaim for default payment. EUR 4 million Bulgaria; Turkey
Dec-15 Eisenberger & Herzog; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Eisenberger & Herzog in advising Centrice Real Estate Gmbh on the sale of its Croatian subsidiaries. Karanovic & Nikolic completed the seller's due diligence of the relevant real estate and provided extensive regulatory and compliance advice to Centrice, and provided advice related to the sale process itself. The transaction encompassed a regional portfolio of property holding companies valued at over EUR 500 million. EUR 500 Million Croatia
Jan-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Metro Cash & Carry d.o.o. in implementing and regulating Metro Group's Later Income Project in line with Croatian legislation. Karanovic & Nikolic also prepared and conducted antitrust trainings with Metro employees for compliance with Croatian law. EUR 10 million Croatia
Feb-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic represented Bihacka Pivovara d.o.o. in a dispute with a Croatian company regarding unsettled obligations arising out of a long-lasting agreement related to the Bihacka's business. The firm's work included initiating of the claim in front of the arbitral tribunal and negotiating a settlement, which was finally reached in February 2016. EUR 100,000 Croatia
Feb-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic represented the joint bidders, Abeinsa Business Development Group and Abener Energia SA, in a public procurement procedure for the construction of the Osijek thermal power plant for HEP d.d., with one of the highest project values in Croatia. The firm counseled and represented its clients in all phases of the procurement procedure, including the bidding and appeal phase. EUR 360 million + VAT Croatia
May-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic represented Columbia Pictures Corporation Limited's Croatian subsidiary in court proceedings related to payment issues for providing commercial services with Fox International Channels. The firm's work included representation in court proceedings and negotiating the settlement, which was finally reached in April 2016. EUR 140,000 Croatia
May-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic provided Henkel Croatia d.o.o. Zagreb with competition law training. Karanovic & Nikolic performed a mock investigation (dawn raid) on the client's premises in Zagreb. In the assignment, certain members of the firm's team acted as officials of the Croatian Competition Agency while other K&N lawyers acted as attorneys overlooking the conduct of the raid. The objective of the exercise was to test the application of the client's dawn raid guidelines and procedures and better prepare the employees for a real dawn raid. N/A Croatia
Jul-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspolnicy sp.j. with counseling on the Terms and Conditions for YouTube - Google, for YouTube Paid Service Usage Rules, and for their movies launch. The advice also included representation and assistance with the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries. N/A Croatia
Apr-16 Divjak, Topic & Bihtijarevic; Wolf Theiss Divjak, Topic & Bihtijarevic advised Heineken Cratia on its 2015 acquisition of Lasko Grupa (a Croatian entity previously owned by Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia), which closed in 2016, meaning that the Lasko Grupa has now completely merged into Heineken Croatia. Wolf Theiss advised Lasko Grupa. N/A Croatia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4424-dtb-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-heineken-croatia-acquisition-of-lasko-grupa
May-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Nixon Peabody LLP on corporate, competition, litigation, and compliance aspects of a draft Wholesale Agreement for the distribution of distinctive and high quality children's clothing and related products to authorized retailers in the countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Slovenia. Karanovic & Nikolic also advised Nixon Peabody LLP on the application of local legislation to a draft Franchise Agreement for the development, establishment, and operation of Gymboree and/or Crazy 8 retail stores in Croatia. EUR 6 Million Croatia; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia
Feb-16 Hogan Lovells; Salomons; Schoenherr Hogan Lovells and Schoenherr advised Ingram Micro on its acquisition of the Central and Eastern Europe division of Value Added Distributors RRC Group - which was advised by Salomons. N/A Croatia; Czech Republic; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4124-hogan-lovells-schoenherr-and-salomons-advised-on-ingram-micro-acquisition-from-value-added-distributors-rrc-group
Apr-16 CMS; Dechert; Grimaldi Studio Legale; Porobija and Porobija CMS advised Argus Capital Partners and its affiliate Calucem Holding S.a.r.l., as well as mandated lead arranger and sole underwriter Unicredit, on the disposal of the Calucem Group to Ambienta SGR S.P.A.. Ambienta was advised by Croatia's Porobija and Porobija, the UK and Italian offices of Grimaldi Studio Legale, and the UK and German offices of Dechert. N/A Croatia; Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4462-cms-porobija-and-porobija-and-grimaldi-advise-on-argus-capital-sale-of-calucem-group-to-ambienta
Mar-16 Bolfek Law; Bozic & Partners; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised the shareholders of Luxor Poslovni Servisi d.o.o. and Luxor Multiservis d.o.o., a Croatian facility management company and its affiliates, in the sale of their shares to Atalian Global Services Croatia d.o.o., a daughter company of a French facility management corporation. Karanovic & Nikolic provided a wide range of legal support, led the negotiations on behalf of the sellers, and drafted all transaction documents, including call and put options of sellers remaining in the company as minority shareholders. Bozic & Partners provided Croatian legal advice to the two sellers, while Bolfek Law acted as the Croatian legal counsel to the buyer. N/A Croatia; Serbia
Aug-16 AK Dolecek; Wilson & Partners Wilson & Partners advised Markland Holdings Limited on the sale of the Kotva Shopping Centre in Prague to the PSN Group. AK Dolecek advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5070-wilson-partners-advises-markland-on-sale-of-kotva-shoping-centre
May-16 Allen & Over; Cleary Gottlieb; Clifford Chance; NCTM Studio Legale Clifford Chance's Prague, Milan, Rome, Warsaw, and London offices advised the Sazka Group and Italian Gaming Holding, subsidiaries of Czech lottery operator Sazka and investment company EMMA Capital, on their successful consortium bid in the lottery concession tender process in Italy and related bank financing. Lottomatica was advised by Cleary Gottlieb and NCTM Studio Legale, with A&O (Milan) advising on the senior bank financing. EUR 220 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4676-clifford-chance-advises-sazka-group-and-italian-gaming-holding-in-consortium-bid-for-italy-s-national-lottery-business
Apr-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy has advised CSOB in relation to the issuance and offering of credit-linked notes referencing a part of a syndicated loan as an underlying asset. The establishment allowed the bank to transfer the credit risk on the investors and the investors to indirectly participate in the syndicated loan. CZK 500 million Czech Republic
May-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised GES REAL and acted as the issuer's and transaction counsel in relation to their unsecured CZK 400 million domestic Czech bond issuance. GES REAL is a Czech real estate developer of luxurious residential housing and office buildings. CZK 400 million Czech Republic
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; BBH Allen & Overy advised Aegon on the formation of a strategic partnership with Chytry Honza, a leading Czech FinTech company. The business partnership will focus on digital services for customers seeking an independent comparison and purchase of financial services products. BBH acted as the majority shareholder's counsel. N/A Czech Republic
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Allen & Overy acted as the lenders' legal counsel in connection with the CZK 4.05 billion refinancing of existing debt facilities, repayment of the shareholder debt, and financing of general corporate and working capital of Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRa). The ultimate owner of a 100% stake in CRa is the infrastructure fund group Macquarie Infrastructure Funds. Clifford Chance acted as legal counsel to CRa. CZK 4.05 billion Czech Republic
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised ASSA ABLOY on the successful conclusion of an agreement for the sale of its global car lock business to Alpha Corporation. Allen & Overy represented Alpha on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4235-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advise-on-assa-abloy-sale-of-global-car-lock-business-to-alpha
Jan-16 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS advised Erste Bank on the refinancing of a loan provided by Komercni Banka to Smichov Gate, a modern office building in Prague. Allen & Overy advised the borrowers. N/A Czech Republic
Dec-15 Allen & Overy; Dentons Allen & Overy advised ZFP Investments and an identified private investor on the acquisition of 100% shares in Euro Mall FM, a.s. (the owner of Obchodni Centrum FRYDA, a shopping mall in Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic) from Euro Mall Holding and GEMO Holding. Dentons acted as the seller's counsel. N/A Czech Republic
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski & Partners Allen & Overy advised Ceska Sporitelna as sole lead manager, fiscal and paying, and listing and security agent, in relation to the CZK 600 million standalone secured and guaranteed Czech (domestic) bond issuance by MCI Venture Projects, an SPV of MCI.EuroVentures 1.0 fund guaranteed by Poland's MCI Capital. Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski & Partners advised MCI Capital on Polish law aspects of the bond issuance. EUR 22 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4431-allen-overy-advises-ceska-sporitelna-on-issuance-of-corporate-bonds-by-mci-group
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Gadens Allen & Overy advised Ceska Sporitelna with respect to the English law-governed provision of export buyer's credit to Papua New Guinea, the borrower, in order to finance the construction of Goroka Provincial Hospital in the country. Gadens acted as local counsel of the banks in Papua New Guinea. EUR 47 million Czech Republic
Jul-16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised MIH Allegro, a subsidiary of Naspers, on its sale of Netretail Holding, an online retailer with activities in Central and Eastern Europe, and Heureka, the Czech online search comparison site, to Rockaway Capital. White & Case advised Rockaway. USD 201 million Czech Republic
Mar-16 Allen & Overys; Havel, Kuchar, Rysava a partneri; Freshfields; Vejmelka & Wunsch Allen & Overy advised a club of local banks consisting of CS, CSOB, and UCB on financing part of the purchase price to be paid to Messe Dusseldorf GmbH under the SPA for the acquisition of approximately 61% of the shares in Veletrhy Brno (BVV Trade Fairs Brno). Freshfields and Vejmelka & Wnusch advised Messe Dusseldorf GmbH. Havel, Kuchar, Rysava a Partneri advised the City of Brno. CZK 320 million Czech Republic
Aug-16 Balcar, Polansky & Spol Balcar, Polansky & Spol. obtained a judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union in favor of the firm's clients - famous trademark owners including Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, and Lacoste - against Delta Center a.s., a Czech market hall operator. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5119-balcar-polansky-spol-successful-in-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union-for-trademark-owners-in-fight-against-market-hall-operators
Sep-16 Balcar, Polansky & Spol; Eversheds; Moore Blatch; Pokorny, Wagner & Partneri Balcar, Polansky & Spol., working alongside global counsel Eversheds, advised Hotel Properties Limited on its sale of the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel in Prague to CEFC Group (Europe) Company. Pokorny, Wagner & Partneri advised the buyers, with support from England's Moore Blatch firm. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4915-balcar-polansky-spol-and-pokorny-wagner-partneri-advise-on-sale-of-mandarin-oriental-hotel
Jul-16 BBH BBH advised Allianz Pojistovna, a.s. on its merger with Wustenrot insurance companies Wustenrot Pojistovna, a.s. and Wustenrot, Zivotni Pojistovna, a.s.. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4923-bbh-advises-on-insurance-company-merger
Feb-16 Becker & Poliakoff; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Unipetrol RPA on its acquisition of 68 filling stations in the Czech Republic from Austria's OMV. CHSH and the Czech office of Becker & Poliakoff advised OMV on the transaction. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4004-weil-chsh-and-becker-poliakoff-advise-on-unipetrol-acquisition-of-68-omv-filling-stations
Jan-16 CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys represented Think Food Holding s.r.o. - a special purpose vehicle - in its acquisition of RACIO, a Czech cereal and rice cake producer, from the two private individuals who owned it. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3838-cee-attorneys-tomicek-legal-advises-on-acquisition-of-racio
Dec-15 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Martin Machon, the CEO and 40% shareholder of APS Holding SE, on his acquisition of the remaining 60% of shares in APS Holding from the Central European investment group Slavia Capital. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3742-clifford-chance-advises-on-acquisition-of-sole-ownership-in-aps-holding-by-ceo
Mar-16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Wikov Industry a.s., a Czech mechanical engineering company owned by Martin Wichterle, on the purchase of the Detail CZ group of companies. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4220-clifford-chance-advises-wikov-on-acquisition-of-czech-automotive-group
Aug-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Mezzanine Capital on a EUR 12.5 million mezzanine loan to Medicon Group to fund the acquisition of ProNatal Medical Business. Clifford Chance advised UniCredit. EUR 12.5 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4793-dentons-white-case-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-mezzanine-capital-loans-to-medicon-group-and-nolloth
Aug-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Mezzanine Capital on a EUR 26 million mezzanine loan in connection with the recapitalization of Nolloth S.A. and its subsidiary VUES Brno. Clifford Chance advised UniCredit, while Nolloth/VUES was advised by White & Case. EUR 26 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4793-dentons-white-case-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-mezzanine-capital-loans-to-medicon-group-and-nolloth
Jan-16 Clifford Chance; Kinstellar; Travers Smith Clifford Chance advised W.A.G. payment solutions on the sale of a 33% stake in the company to the TA Associates private equity firm. Kinstellar and Travers Smith advised TA Associates. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3896-clifford-chance-kinstellar-and-travers-smith-advise-on-sale-of-eurowag-stake-to-ta-associates
Sep-16 Clifford Chance; Vostarek & Komeiserova Clifford Chance advised Ceska Sporitelna, a.s., on financing provided to Roth Industries GmbH & Co. KG., a manufacturer of glass and complete showers, for a leveraged buy-out of 100% interest in Roltechnik a.s., a Czech supplier of shower enclosures, trays, bath tubs, and jacuzzis. Vostarek & Komeiserova advised Roth Industries on the financing. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4836-clifford-chance-and-vostarek-komeiserova-advise-on-ceska-sporitelna-financing-of-roth-industries-leveraged-buyout-of-roltechnik
Feb-16 Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance advised Atrium European Real Estate on the sale of a portfolio of retail assets in the Czech Republic to a private client account managed by the Palmer Capital real estate investment management company. White & Case advised Palmer Capital on the deal. EUR 100 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4087-clifford-chance-and-white-case-advise-on-atrium-sale-of-czech-real-estate-portfolio
May-16 CMS CMS advised the European Energy Exchange AG on its acquisition of a 66.67% stake in Power Exchange Central Europe, a. s., a Czech Republic-based company which offers trading in Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian electricity, from the Prague Stock Exchange, for an undisclosed consideration. N/A Czech Republic
Nov-16 CMS; Dentons CMS advised German real estate fund Deka Immobilien on the acquisition of the The Parko building complex in Prague from an affiliate of the Starwood Capital Group private investment firm. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5271-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-landmark-real-estate-deal-in-the-czech-republic
Feb-16 CMS; Roedl & Partner; Schoenherr CMS advised the Czech investment company Redside on its acquisition of four office buildings in Prague from an unidentified German investment fund. The seller received legal advice by Schoenherr and Roedl & Partner. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4062-cms-advises-redside-on-prague-office-platform-acquisition
Aug-16 CMS; Tovarek, Horky a partneri CMS advised DIGI CZ (Lama Energy Group) on the acquisition of a minority stake in 4NET.TV a.s., advised by Tovarek, Horky a Partneri. N/A Czech Republic
Dec-16 Dentons Dentons advised AmRest Holdings SE on its acquisition of 15 Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Germany. EUR 10.3 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5417-dentons-advises-amrest-holdings-on-acquisition-of-kentucky-fried-chicken-restaurants-in-germany
Jul-16 Dentons; Wilson & Partners Dentons advised Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited on its acquisition of the Forum Liberec shopping center from the British retailer Tesco via a share deal worth approximately EUR 80 million. Tesco was advised by Wilson & Partners. EUR 80 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5058-dentons-and-wilson-partners-advise-on-rockcastle-global-real-estate-acquisition-of-the-forum-liberec-shopping-center
Mar-16 DLA Piper; Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal advised Jan Galgonek on his consolidation of ownership in and subsequent sale of the Adexpres Group to the Dentsu Aegis Network. DLA Piper advised Dentsu Aegis on the sale. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4284-randa-havel-and-dla-piper-advise-on-sale-of-adexpres-group-to-dentsu-aegis
Sep-16 DRV Legal DRV Legal successfully carried CP Praha, s.r.o. (a development project of Central Park Praha) through insolvency proceedings. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4947-drv-legal-completes-reorganization-of-cp-praha
Sep-16 DRV Legal; Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal represented the Dutch company Bronswerk Heat Transfer Holding B.V. on the sale of its Czech subsidiary Bronswerk Heat Transfer spol. s.r.o. to PBS Industry. The DRV Legal firm advised PBS - which is owned by the Jet Investment investment fund - on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4929-randa-havel-and-drv-legal-advise-on-bronswerk-sale-of-czech-subsidiary-to-pbs-industry
Dec-15 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners obtained a successful result in a dispute between client Havelka and Vattenfall Europe Mining AG. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3760-dvorak-hager-partners-successful-for-havelka-in-dispute
May-16 Dvorak Hager & Partners; Glatzova & Co. Dvorak Hager & Partners advised GrECo JLT, a CEE insurance broker and consultant, on the sale of the Top-Pojisteni.cz insurance comparison portal to Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, a.s. (CSOB). CSOB was advised by Glatzova & Co. on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4539-dvorak-hager-partner-and-glatzova-co-advise-on-sale-of-top-pojisteni-portal
Oct-16 Dvorak Hager & Partners; KPMG Dvorak Hager & Partners advised the owners of BORCAD cz, a leading European producer of railway and medical technologies, on the sale of a majority stake in its medical division, BORCAD Medical, to the Linet Group. KPMG advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5095-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-borcad-medical-to-linet-group
Jun-16 Dvorak Hager & Partners; Schmidtmayr Sorgo Wanke; White & Case White & Case advised LaSalle Investment Management on its acquisition of a complex of buildings in Prague from a private owner. The seller was advised by Dvorak Hager & Partners and Schmidtmayr Sorgo Wanke. EUR 80 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4707-white-case-advises-lasalle-on-first-investment-in-the-czech-republic
Jan-16 Havel Holasek; Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised New York-based Tiger Global Management on a minority stake transfer deal in which Seznam.cz acquired shares in itself from Tiger Holding Four and Mirua International. Havel, Holasek & Partners advised Seznam.cz on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3860-ksb-advises-tiger-global-management-on-re-acquisition-of-shares-by-seznam-cz
Mar-16 Havel Holasek; Schoenherr Schoenherr Prague advised EVO Payments International on the creation of a payment card acceptance alliance with Raiffeisenbank in the Czech Republic. Havel, Holasek & Partners advised Raiffeisenbank on the matter. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4294-schoenherr-and-havel-holasek-partners-advise-on-payment-card-alliance-between-evo-payments-and-raiffeisenbank
May-16 Honert & Partner; JSK; Reed Smith The JSK firm and Germany's Honert & Partner advised Inven Capital, a venture capital arm of CEZ, on its investment in Tado. Reed Smith represented Tado on the deal. EUR 20 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4591-jsk-and-honert-partner-advise-inven-capital-on-investment-in-tado
Feb-16 Hruby & Buchvaldek Hruby & Buchvaldek advised the Sebre real estate development company on the preparation of its new Medport project in Prague. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4131-hruby-buchvaldek-advises-sebre-on-medport-development
Feb-16 Jansta, Kostka Law Firm; Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised North Bohemia Medical Holding on the sale of its 100% shareholding in Louny hospital to Agel. Agel was advised on the deal by the Jansta, Kostka Law Firm. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4097-ksb-advises-north-bohemia-medical-holding-on-sale-of-louny-hospital
Jun-16 JSK Law Office; Lindahl; White & Case White & Case, acting with the Swedish Lindahl law firm, represented AXIS Communication, a Swedish manufacturer of network cameras for the physical security and video surveillance industries, on its acquisition of 2N from its shareholders. The Czech Republic's JSK Law Office represented the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4722-white-case-and-jsk-advise-on-axis-acquisition-of-2n
Jul-16 JSK Law Office; NKL Legal; Toman Devaty Law Firm JSK represented Ashok Leyland UAE on the ownership transfer of truck manufacturer Avia Ashok Leyland Motors to the Czechoslovak Group. The Czechoslovak Group was advised by the Toman Devaty Law Firm and NKL Legal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4996-jsk-advises-on-transfer-of-avia-ashok-leyland-motors-to-czechoslovak-group
Jul-16 Kinstellar; Linklaters; Z/C/H Legal Z/C/H Legal advised CEM Vision on its acquisition of a 100% ownership interest in CEMOD-CZ s.r.o., the former home and fashion subsidiary of the 3SI Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The seller was advised by Kinstellar in the Czech Republic and Linklaters in France. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5055-z-c-h-legal-advises-cem-vision-on-acquisition-of-cemod-cz-from-3si-group
Oct-16 Kinstellar; Milbank; Orrick; White & Case Kinstellar, working with Milbank, successfully advised Credit Suisse International, Jefferies, UBS, Bank of America, and Societe Generale as joint lead arrangers and joint book-runners for the senior secured credit facilities in connection with Avast Software's USD 1.4 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies. White & Case advised Avast on the debt financing and the underlying acquisition. Orrick advised AVG Technologies on the acquisition, which was structured as an all-cash tender offer for the outstanding ordinary shares of AVG. USD 1.4 billion Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5056-kinstellar-milbank-white-case-and-orrick-advise-on-financing-for-acquisition-and-acquisition-by-avast-software-acquisition-of-avg-technologies
Dec-15 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised Dioscorides Global Holdings in negotiating, concluding, and implementing an Investment Agreement regarding a joint-venture investment into Konomed s.r.o. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3746-ksb-advises-dgh-on-cannabis-institute-joint-venture
Jan-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised J&T Bank on two issues of subordinated unsecured perpetual bonds, one in Czech crowns and the other in euros. The bonds were accepted for trading on the Prague Stock Exchange. EUR 87 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3853-ksb-advises-j-t-bank-on-issuing-czk-and-eur-perpetual-bonds
Feb-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised on the January 2016 squeeze-out of minority shareholders from Ceska Telekomunikacni Infrastruktura. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4026-ksb-advises-on-cetin-minority-shareholder-squeeze-out
Feb-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik reported that the Czech Constitutional Court issued a decision on the Dawn Raid performed on firm client Delta Pekarny by the Office for Protection of Competition. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4133-ksb-successful-in-czech-constitutional-court-in-continuation-of-delta-pekarny-case
Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik obtained a successful first instance decision for client Agrofert in the Municipal Court in Prague in a case that has been ongoing since 2011 against Luxembourg company European United Bakeries. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4711-ksb-successful-for-agrofert-in-dispute-with-eub
Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastic advised Fundlift, the first Czech platform focused on equity crowdfunding, on the launch of its operations. Fundlift is a joint venture of the financial group Roklen and the investment group Rockaway. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4725-ksb-helps-create-first-czech-crowdfunding-equity-platform
Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB successfully represented Czech Radio in a long-lasting dispute with the Board of the Financial Directorate on the issue of the right to deduct VAT. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4871-success-for-ksb-for-czech-radio-before-the-european-court-of-justice
Jul-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastic advised Lumitrix on a joint venture with Y Soft Ventures. USD 1 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5006-ksb-advises-lumitrix-on-jv-with-y-soft-ventures
Aug-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised Air Canada and China Eastern Airlines on their entry into the Czech aviation market. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4798-ksb-advises-air-canada-and-china-eastern-airlines-on-entry-into-czech-aviation-market
Oct-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik obtained a successful result for the Preol biofuel company in an invalid immediate employment termination case before the Czech Supreme Court. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5043-ksb-successful-for-preol-in-czech-supreme-court-in-labor-law-case
Oct-16 Kocian Solc Balastik; Rutland Jezek Law Office Kocian Solc Balastik advised Emerging Europe Properties Fund on the share-sale of WOTEG GWG-Group, owner of the Centro-Ostrava shopping park, to FOCUS Estate Fund - a newly incorporated fund based in Cyprus. The Rutland Jezek Law Office advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5105-ksb-advises-on-sale-of-centro-ostrava-shopping-park
Jul-16 Law Office Chamrad - Lausmanova; Randa Havel Legal; Simane Randa Havel Legal advised the shareholders of the HSI spol. s r.o. and Enlogit s.r.o. technology companies to Unicorn Systems a.s. and Servodata a.s., respectively. Unicorn Systems was advised by the Simane law office, and Servodata was advised by the Law Office Chamrad - Lausmanova. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4964-randa-havel-advises-shareholders-on-sale-of-hsi-and-enlogit
Oct-16 Linklaters; Slaughter and May; Weil Gotshal & Manges Slaughter and May advised GE Capital International Holdings Limited (GECIHL) on its sale of approximately 24.5% of the share capital of Moneta Money Bank, a.s., which raised gross proceeds of approximately CZK 9.4 billion. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised GECIHL on Czech matters, and Linklaters advised joint global bookrunners Citi, Goldman, and JP Morgan. CZK 9.4 billion Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5015-slaughter-and-may-advises-ge-capital-international-holdings-on-sale-of-moneta-share-capital
Oct-16 Liska & Sobolova; Schoenherr Schoenherr Prague advised Aiga Eastern Europe Investments S.a r.l. on the sale of Wratislaw Palace, a historical heritage property in Prague, to TTP Invest, uzavreny investicni fond, a.s. Liska & Sobolova advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5099-schoenherr-advises-aiga-on-sale-of-wratislaw-palace
Dec-15 Noerr Noerr advised Flexible Metal on the purchase of a 2500 square meter production hall from Indeco. N/A Czech Republic
Jul-16 Peterka & Partners Peterka & Partners advised Atlas Copco on the acquisition of the international business of Schneider Druckluft. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4984-peterka-partners-advises-atlas-copco-on-acquisition-of-international-business-of-schneider-druckluft
Dec-15 Peterka & Partners; White & Case White & Case represented the shareholders of FIOMO a.s., a privately-owned manufacturer of flexible packaging foils and labels, in the sale of the company to the Huhtamaki group, a Finnish group of specialists in packaging for food and drink. Peterka & Partners advised the Huhtamaki group. EUR 28 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3774-white-case-advises-on-fiomo-sale
Nov-16 PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Veolia Energie CR (formerly Dalkia Ceska Republika, part of the Veolia Environment group) on its acquisition of Prazska Teplarenska LPZ a.s., a Prazska Teplarenska subsidiary operating, in particular, local heat supply networks on the left bank of the Vltava River in Prague. EUR 71.3 million Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5196-prk-partners-advises-veolia-energie-on-acquisition-of-prazska-teplarenska-lpz
Dec-16 PRK Partners PRK Partners advised the Czech town of Kromeriz on the preparation and conclusion of a shareholders agreement between it, nearby town Morkovice-Slizany, and the Czech municipalities of Drinov and Zborovice - which combined hold a majority shareholding in the VAK Kromeriz water utility company - securing their majority position and control over the utility for the next 30 years. CZK 1.2 billion Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5453-prk-partners-advises-helps-czech-towns-ensure-control-of-water-utility
Sep-16 PwC Legal PwC Legal represented Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., an American manufacturer of high performance bicycles, bicycle components, and related products, in connection with the sale of its retail sales division in the Czech Republic to Velocentrum Volesky s.r.o. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4833-pwc-legal-represents-specialized-bicycle-components-on-sale-of-retail-sale-division-in-the-czech-republic
Jul-16 PwC Legal; White & Case White & Case advised Red Group on its sale of The Orchard commercial office park in central Ostrava to Hartenberg Holding. PwC Legal advised Hartenberg on the deal. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4993-white-case-advises-red-group-on-sale-of-office-park-in-ostrava
Dec-16 Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal represented the shareholders of Klima a.s. on the sale of the company to an unidentified buyer. N/A Czech Republic http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5381-randa-havel-advises-on-klima-sale
Nov-16 Schoenherr; Wilson & Partners Schoenherr advised Erste Group Immorent AG on the approximately CZK 3 billion sale of Immorent Jilska s.r.o., which owns the Enterprise office building, to Starship Enterprise a.s. - a joint venture of RSJ Private Equity Investicni Fond s Promennym Zakladnim Kapitalem, a.s. and private investors Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera, the two co-founders of Avast Software B.V. Wilson & Partner advised the buyers on the deal. CZK 3 billion Czech Republic http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5321-schoenherr-and-wilson-partners-advise-on-starship-enterprise-acquisition-in-prague
Nov-16 Slaughter and May Slaughter and May advised GE Capital International Holdings Limited on the sale of its remaining stake of approximately 18.0% of the share capital of Moneta Money Bank, a.s. CZK 7.5 billion Czech Republic http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5295-slaughter-and-may-advises-ge-capital-international-holdings-on-sale-of-moneta-money-bank-share-capital
Mar-16 Squire Patton Boggs; Wolf Theiss Squire Patton Boggs advised the MCI.TechVentures Fund on the sale of 100% shares in Invia/Travelpanet to Rockaway. The buyer was assisted by Wolf Theiss. EUR 56 million Czech Republic http://ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4271-squire-patton-boggs-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-invia-travelpanet-sale-to-rockaway
Aug-16 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised ITAKA, the largest travel agency active on the Polish market, on its acquisition of CEDOK, the oldest Czech travel agency. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5122-weinhold-legal-advises-itaka-group-on-acquisition-of-oldest-czech-travel-agency
Oct-16 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the Bohemia Sekt wine producer in connection with the sale of its liquor business to Stock Plzen. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5122-weinhold-legal-advises-bohemia-sekt-on-sale-of-liquor-business-to-stock-plzen
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised HB Reavis and acted as the issuer's counsel in respect of their debut standalone unsecured issuance of up to CZK 1.25 billion Czech domestic bonds guaranteed by its Luxembourg-based finance SPV. White & Case as legal advisers to the lead managers CZK 1.25 billion Czech Republic
May-16 Wilson & Partners; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Karimpol Group on the sale of the Rohan Office Building in Prague to REICO, which manages an investment vehicle of Ceska Sporitelna. REICO was advised by Wilson & Partners. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4565-wolf-theiss-and-wilson-partners-advise-on-sale-of-rohan-office-building-in-prague
Jan-16 Z/C/H Legal Z/C/H Legal advised Hoffmann a Zizak spol. s r.o. and EWT spol. s r.o. and prepared overall template contractual documentation covering their entire business operations, in particular purchase agreements concerning the sale/purchase of vehicles, consignment contracts, vehicle leasing contracts and contracts to loan vehicles for use, including the respective business terms and conditions. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3891-z-c-h-legal-advises-dealers-on-new-contracts
Jan-16 Z/C/H Legal Z/C/H Legal advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich Aktiengesellschaft Group concerning the sale of the Hodlmayr Logistics Center. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3979-z-c-h-advises-raiffeisenlandesbank-on-sale-of-hodlmayr-logistics-center
Dec-15 Blaum Dettmers Rabstein; Honert + Partner; JSK The Czech Republic's JSK and Germany's hHonert + Partner law firms advised Inven Capital in its acquisition of a minority stake in the German company Sunfire. The seller was advised by Blaum Dettmers Rabstein. N/A Czech Republic http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3666-jsk-and-honert-partner-advise-on-inven-capital-investment-in-sunfire
Feb-16 Binder Groesswang; Freshfields; Lakatos, Koves and Partners Austria's Binder Groesswang and Hungary's Lakatos, Koves and Partners assisted the Al Habtoor Group on its acquisition of the Hotel Imperial, a historic hotel on Vienna's Ringstrasse, from the Starwood Group. Freshfields advised the Starwood Group on the deal. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4102-binder-groesswang-lakatos-koves-partners-and-freshfields-advise-on-sale-of-hotel-imperial-in-vienna
Dec-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Freshfields; Suciu Popa A&O has advised Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its share purchase agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev to acquire businesses formerly owned by SABMiller Limited (formerly SABMiller plc) in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania and other related assets that were owned by SABMiller prior to its combination with AB InBev. The transaction has an enterprise value of EUR 7.3 billion, subject to customary adjustments. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised AB InBev on the deal, as well as on its combination with SABMiller and across the related disposal commitments made to competition authorities. Suciu Popa advise the seller on Romanian law. EUR 7.3 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia
Aug-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Pentair Plc on the international aspects of the USD 3.15 billion sale of its Valves & Controls division to Emerson Electric Co. USD 3.15 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
Mar-16 Argo; Luther Law Firm; Noerr Noerr advised Allianz Real Estate on the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture with the real estate developer VGP, to bundle the assets of projects developed by VGP in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Argo (Belgium) and Luther Law Firm (Germany) advised VGP. EUR 500 millon Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4229-noerr-advises-allianz-real-estate-on-jv-with-developer-vgp
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie; Cechova & Partners; Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Schellenberg Wittmer Baker McKenzie advised the Selecta Group on the sale of its operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia to the KMV Group. KSB, working along with Lakatos, Koves & Partners, Cechova & Partners, and Schellenberg Wittmer advised the KMV Group on its acquisition. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4077-baker-mckenzie-and-ksb-advise-on-selecta-sale-of-operations-to-kmv-group
Apr-16 Noerr Noerr advised the Pernod Ricard Group on a strategic partnership with Black Forest Distillers GmbH N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; Havel Holasek; Radwan-Rohrenschef Radwan-Rohrenschef represented Block as and others in a dispute against COZL (Oncology Centre Lublin) and Komercni Banka as, regarding the termination of a construction contract and the payment of the performance bond. A statment of claim was filed and an interim injunction was also obtained. Havel Holasek acted as the Czech counsel to Block as and others, while Allen & Overy advised Komercni Banka as. EUR 5 million Czech Republic; Poland
Jan-16 CMS; Squire Patton Boggs; White & Case White & Case advised Mid Europa Partners and Squire Patton Boggs advised CEE Equity Partners - the investment advisor to the China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund - on CEE Equity Partners' investment into the Energy 21 operator of photovoltaic power plants. CMS advised Energy 21 on the investment. N/A Czech Republic; Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3939-white-case-and-squire-patton-boggs-advise-on-cee-equity-partners-investment-in-energy-21
Oct-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; CMS; Dentons; Freshfields; White & Case Dentons advised P3 Logistic Parks on Polish and Romanian aspects of a EUR 1.4 billion pan-European refinancing of its logistics portfolio, with White & Case advising P3 on Czech and Slovakian aspects and Freshfields advising P3 on separate facilities for Western Europe (including Poland). Financing in Poland and Western Europe was provided by Morgan Stanley with Pbb as agent (advised by Allen & Overy), in Romania by Raiffeisen Bank International (advised by CMS), and in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by CSOB, CSOB Slovakia, Komercni Banka, UniCredit Bank, and Ceska Sporitelna (all advised by Clifford Chance). EUR 1.4 billion Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5150-dentons-w-c-cms-and-a-o-advise-on-pan-european-refinancing-for-p3-logistic-parks
Dec-15 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG Vienna on a multi-jurisdictional factoring transaction for Lasselsberger, s.r.o. and LB Minerals, s.r.o. EUR 25 million Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3668-squire-patton-boggs-advises-raiffeisen-bank-international-on-multi-jurisdictional-factoring-transaction
May-16 CMS; Kinstellar CMS has advised Erste Group Bank AG and its subsidiaries and Kinstellar advised Global Payments Inc. and CaixaBank on a joint venture between the three for providing merchant acquiring and payment processing services to retailers in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia. N/A Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4752-cms-and-kinstellar-advise-on-erste-group-global-payments-caixabank-joint-venture
Oct-16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy announced that it advised a consortium consisting of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited and other global investors on the acquisition of a 30% interest in EP Infrastructure from Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding, a.s. White & Case advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5182-a-o-advises-on-macquarie-acquisition-of-30-stake-in-ep-infrastructure-from-eph
Dec-15 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie acted as sole legal adviser to Erste Bank AG, Bank Zachodni WBK SA, Trigon Dom Maklerski S.A., and the Kofola Group on the restructuring, public offering, and subsequent listing of Kofola's shares. USD 31 million Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3659-baker-mckenzie-advises-kofola-on-cross-border-ipo
Oct-16 Baker McKenzie; CMS CMS advised Komercni Banka, a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group, on its agreement with Worldline -a European payment and transactional services provider - to develop product and services for Czech and Slovakian merchants. EUR 27 million Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5009-cms-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-worldline-agreement-with-komercni-banka
Jan-16 Bartosik Svaby; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance assisted Allianz Real Estate on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of the company that owns the Central Shopping Center in Bratislava. The seller - a member of the IMMOCAP group, a Slovakian real estate developer - was advised by the Bartosik Svaby law firm. EUR 175 million Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3930-clifford-chance-and-bartosik-svaby-advise-on-central-shopping-center-acquisition-in-bratislava
Dec-15 CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised Decapterus S.a.r.l. on its agreement to sell Hame, a leading branded consumer goods company in the food sector in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to Orkla. DLA Piper advised Orkla on the deal. EUR 175 million Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3687-cms-and-dla-advise-on-decapterus-sale-of-hame-to-orkla
Apr-16 Dvorak Hager & Partners; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Peterka & Partners Gide and Dvorak Hager & Partners advised Societe Generale and Komercni Banka on the acquisition by their subsidiary Essox s.r.o. of 100% of the share capital of PSA Finance Ceska Republika s.r.o. and of PSA Finance Slovakia, s.r.o., the Czech and Slovak subsidiaries of Banque PSA Finance. Peterka & Partners advised PSA Finance on the acquisitions. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4523-gide-and-dvorak-hager-partners-advise-on-societe-generale-acquisition-of-banque-psa-finance-assets
Jun-16 Havel Holasek; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised the shareholders of Quinta-Analytica on the sale of their 75% share in the company to Genesis Private Equity Fund III (GPEF III). Havel, Holasek & Partners advised GPEF III on the transaction. EUR 80 million Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4777-kinstellar-advises-shareholders-of-quinta-analytica-on-acquisition-by-genesis-private-equity-fund
Jan-16 K&L Gates; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Wenhold Legal Weinhold Legal provided legal services to LKQ Corporation on Czech and Slovakian elements of its EUR 1.04 billion pan-European acquisition of The Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts group from the Apax Partners private equity group. K&L Gates was global counsel to LKQ, while Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised Apax Partners on the deal. EUR 1.04 billion Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3845-weinhold-legal-works-with-k-l-gates-on-lkq-s-acquisition-of-rhiag
Nov-16 Kirkland & Ellis; White & Case White & Case advised P3 Logistic Parks, TPG Real Estate, and developer Ivanhoe Cambridge on the sale of P3 to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the government of Singapore. Kirkland & Ellis advised GIC on the EUR 2.4 billion deal. EUR 2.4 billion Czech Republic; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5231-white-case-and-kirkland-ellis-advise-on-largest-real-estate-deal-in-history-of-the-czech-republic
Jan-16 Ilyashev & Partner Ukraine's Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm announced that it advised the Czech Development Agency on tax matters related to its construction of premises for educational institutions evacuated from the zone of armed conflict in the east of Ukraine. N/A Czech Republic; Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3866-ilyashev-partners-provides-pro-bono-assistance-to-czech-development-agency
Dec-15 Aivar Pilv The Aivar Pilv Law Office successfully represented Madis Metsis and Ain Langel in a criminal proceeding before the Estonian Supreme Court. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3656-aivar-pilv-successful-in-estonian-supreme-court
Jun-16 Aivar Pilv The Estonian Supreme Court refused to accept the cassation appeals of Kadri Paas, Katariina Krjutskova, and Vaba Kiri OU of the rulings of the Harju County Court and the Tallinn Circuit Court against them and in favor of entrepreneur (and Aivar Pilv client) Alexander Kofkin, meaning those judgments have become final. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4726-aivar-pilv-successful-for-alexander-kofkin-before-estonian-supreme-court
Dec-15 Aivar Pilv The Aivar Pilv Law Office successfully represented client Argo Ader, a private individual, in a civil court dispute with the Seesam Insurance AS company. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3747-aivar-pilv-successful-in-insurance-fraud-defense-proceeding
Aug-16 Baker McKenzie; Eversheds Estonia's Eversheds Ots & Co advised Wellman OU and Snegovik OU on the sale of 80% of the shares in the issued share capital of Friendly Finance OU to Tirona Limited, which was advised by Baker McKenzie. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4799-eversheds-ots-co-advises-on-sale-of-friendly-finance-shares-to-tirona-limited
Dec-15 Cobalt Cobalt's Tallinn office assisted IPF Digital Estonia iin obtaining a licence to provide consumer credit under the Estonian Creditors and Credit Intermediaries Act. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3739-Cobalt-estonia-advises-ipf-digital-estonia-on-application-for-licence-to-provide-consumer-credit
Jan-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised technology investment fund Rubylight in an investment in Berlin-based social newsfeed Jodel. Jodel's existing investors include well-known VCs such as Global Founders Capital, Tenderloin Ventures and Atlantic Labs. Jodel is an online community providing real-time updates on what's happening in the area around the user and at the user's university. N/A Estonia
Jan-16 Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented Rimi Eesti Food in the case concerning a cartel deal between Estonia's leading alcohol producer Liviko and most of the major retail chains to fix the price of vodka. On April 29, 2015 the Harju County Court (court of first instance in Estonia) found Rimi Eesti Food and all other retail companies, as well as Liviko, guilty of participation in a cartel agreement. Rimi Eesti appealed the verdict. In January 2016 all accusations towards Rimi Eesti were dismissed in full by the Appeal Court. N/A Estonia
Jan-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Ambient Sound Investments on the exit of its financial investment in MarkIT Holding. N/A Estonia
Mar-16 Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented Alexela Oil in litigation over Tallinn sales tax regulation that was in effect from June 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011, levying sales tax on excise goods. One of the questions raised in the course of these proceedings was whether the local tax was implemented in compliance with EU legislation. N/A Estonia
Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Outdoor Life Group on its acquisition of an additional 50% of Lasita Maja, giving it ownership of 90% of the company. N/A Estonia
May-16 Cobalt Cobalt acted as Estonian counsel for Circle K Estonia and its Canadian parent company Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc, one of the largest convenience store operators in the world, in connection with a major bond issue. N/A Estonia
May-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised the local social transport network operator Wisemile (which connects car drivers and taxi drivers, passengers, and senders of parcels via mobile application and web platforms) on service terms & conditions and privacy issues. N/A Estonia
Jun-16 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised Skinest Grupp in connection with entering into refinancing arrangements with AS Swedbank and negotiating the new deal structure and security package. EUR 28 million Estonia
Aug-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Circle K Eesti AS (formerly doing business as Statoil Fuel & Retail Eesti AS) on its acquisition of filling stations operating under the trademark of Premium 7. The transaction involves acquisition of 11 service stations and 12 automated filling stations, and as a result, Statoil will be servicing clients in 77 points of sale all over Estonia. N/A Estonia
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt counselled on the acquisition of Betonimestarit-Group by AS TMB, a major manufacturer of pre-cast reinforced concrete elements. Betonimestarit is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete elements in Finland and has been operating in the market for almost 30 years. As a result of this transaction, AS TMB doubled its turnover, which now amounts to almost 100 million euros. The new group has a total of some 500 employees in Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Sweden. This is the largest M&A transaction of an Estonian company in the Finnish market since the one involving Tallink and Silja Line. N/A Estonia
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised AS Ekspress Grupp on its acquisition of a 49% holding in Babahh Media OU, a company that engages in video production, media solutions, and sale of video related infrastructure solutions in Estonia. N/A Estonia
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised BPM Capital on the financing of AS Eskaro. AS Eskaro is one of the leading producers of paints in the region, with factories in Estonia, Finland, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. The company will use the funds to finance working capital, as well as for refinancing. N/A Estonia
Oct-16 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised BPM Mezzanine Fund SICAV-SIF, SCA on matters related to the financing of AS Eskaro. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5025-Cobalt-advises-bpm-mezzanine-fund-sicav-sif-sca-on-financing-of-as-eskaro
Nov-16 Cobalt Cobalt assisted TransferFast, a fintech company offering instant money transfers between banks, in obtaining a full payment institution activity license under the Estonian Payment Institutions and E-money Institutions Act. The assignment included drafting of a business plan and internal rules regulating all required aspects, including prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, functioning of the internal control system and risk management and all other documents required by the law, as well as representing TransferFast in the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority proceedings related to the revision of the application for its activity licence. N/A Estonia
Nov-16 Cobalt Cobalt represented Ragns-Sells AS in review proceedings concerning its selection by public procurement tender for treatment of end-of-life tyres organized by the Environmental Inspectorate, following a challenge to its selection by the waste treatment facility OU Paikre. N/A Estonia
Mar-16 Cobalt; Derling Cobalt advised the software company Reach-U on transfer of its business line relating to the creation of map solutions and publishing. AS Reach-U will continue as a creator of software solutions for mobile communications, energy, so-called "smart city" security, and other sectors. Cobalt advised Reach-U on the preparation of transaction documents, negotiations, and closing of the transaction, including both general transactional as well as the company's sector-specific intellectual property issues. Derling also advised the company upon completion of the transfer of business. N/A Estonia
Oct-16 Cobalt; Derling Cobalt advised the shareholders of marketing automation company Element AB on the sale of the company to strategic change and technology company Nortal, and upon joining the ranks of Nortal shareholders. Derling advised Nortal on the deal. N/A Estonia
Jan-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund III on the acquisition of the Vesse retail trade park from Hobujaama Kinnisvara. Cobalt's Estonia office advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3900-raidla-ellex-and-Cobalt-advise-on-east-capital-acquisition-of-vesse-retail-trade-park-in-tallinn
Feb-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Sorainen Sorainen advised Fortum on the sale of its 51.4% shareholding in the Eesti Gaas company to Trilini Energy. The buyer was advised by Raidla Ellex. Cobalt advised Nordea Bank and Pohjola Bank on their provision of syndicated financing to Trilini Energy. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4167-sorainen-and-ellex-advise-on-fortum-s-divestment-in-eesti-gaas
Sep-16 Cobalt; Primus Cobalt advised the AS Ekspress Grupp on its acquisition of a 49% holding in Babahh Media OU, an Estonian company that engages in video production, media solutions, and the sale of video related infrastructure solutions, from Tomarek Invest OU and Heeringas OU. Primus advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4988-Cobalt-advises-as-ekspress-on-acquisition-of-holding-in-babahh-media
Feb-16 Cobalt; Sorainen Cobalt advised the developers of the Mustamae Centre the on the sale of the shopping and entertainment center to East Capital Baltic Property Fund II, a real estate fund managed by East Capital, in a transaction amounting to EUR 27.5 million. The firm advised the developers throughout the development process, including in the preparation of and negotiations related to lease agreements, in entry into a financing agreement with Swedbank necessary for the development of the center, entry into a construction contract with Astlanda Ehitus and Eventus Ehitus, and in many other matters that appeared in the course of the process. Sorainen advised the East Capital Baltic Property Fund II. EUR 27.5 million Estonia
Feb-16 Cobalt; Sorainen; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Sorainen's Estonia office advised Livonia Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Ha Serv, a leading manufacturer of wooden sauna components, ready-made saunas, and thermal wood products, from A&K Holding OU. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised A&K Holding, and Cobalt advised the Ha Serv management team, which retains a significant minority share of the company after the deal. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4144-sorainen-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-Cobalt-advise-on-livonia-partners-investment-in-ha-serv
Sep-16 Deloitte Legal; Primus Primus advised Skeleton Technologies on EUR 13 million in new investment it received from FirstFloor Capital, a Malaysian venture capital investment firm specializing in funding high-growth technology companies. Deloitte Legal advised FirstFloor Capital. EUR 13 million Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4922-primus-advises-skeleton-technologies-on-investment-boost-from-firstfloor-capital
Sep-16 Derling Derling advised the shareholders of Nortal on their buy-back of 50% of the Group's shares from the Enterprise Investors investment fund and LHV Pension Funds, regaining full ownership of the company. EUR 15 million Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4909-derling-advises-nortal-shareholders-on-buy-back-from-enterprise-investors-and-lhv-pension-funds
Sep-16 Derling; Njord Derling advised Navirail OU on the sale of the freight and passenger route between Paldiski (Estonia) and Hanko (Finland) to DFDS - which was advised by Njord. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4889-derling-advises-navirail-on-sale-of-freight-and-passenger-route http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4958-njord-advises-on-purchase-of-paldiski-hanko-freight-and-passenger-route
Feb-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Danske Bank A/S in the acquisition by AS LHV Varahaldus, a subsidiary of the Estonian financial group LHV, of 100% of its shares. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4036-raidla-ellex-advises-danske-bank-on-lhv-varahaldus-acquisition-of-danke-capital
Jul-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Fifaa AS on the acquisition of British fashion brand River Island shops in Estonia from RIFF OU. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4947-raidla-ellex-advises-fifaa-on-acquisition-of-river-island-shops-in-estonia-from-riff
Jul-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex represented Nordecon AS, one of the largest construction groups in Estonia, in a public procurement dispute with Riigi Kinnisvara AS, a real estate service company established by the Republic of Estonia. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4988-raidla-ellex-successful-in-public-procurement-dispute
Jul-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex represented the BLRT Grupp and majority shareholder Algaves against a claim brought by BLRT Grupp minority shareholders requesting dividends pursuant to minutes reflecting a general meeting of shareholders that, according to Raidla Ellex, in fact had not taken place. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4995-raidla-ellex-represents-blrt-grupp-and-algaves-in-dividend-dispute
Aug-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised DataMe OU, an Estonian fintech company, on the creation of a new credit register to be used for processing of credit data of private individuals. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4777-raidla-ellex-advises-datame-on-creation-of-new-credit-register
Aug-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex represented Estonian citizen Reet Raukas in her successful application to have he detailed plan for erection of new wind turbines in her community revoked. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4783-raidla-ellex-successful-in-challenge-to-planned-erection-of-wind-turbines
Nov-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Eesti Energia AS in connection with the issuance of EUR 500 million notes due 2023. EUR 500 millon Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5291-raidla-ellex-advises-eesti-energia-on-bond-issuance
Nov-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Assistor Oy Ab, a Veho Group company, on the sale of a 100% shareholding in its Estonian subsidiary Assistor AS to Autolink Baltics AS. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5237-raidla-ellex-advises-oy-ab-on-acquisition-of-assistor-as
Jun-16 Ellex (Raidla); Eversheds (Ots & Co) Raidla Ellex advised Jaakson & Ko OU on the sale of 100% of shares of Jaaksoni Linnahoolduse OU to Eesti Keskkonnateenused AS. Eversheds Ots & Co. advised Eesti Keskkonnateenused on the deal. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4863-raidla-ellex-advises-jaakson-ko-on-the-sale-of-shares-of-jaaksoni-linnahoolduse
Jul-16 Ellex (Raidla); Primus Primus advised the Olympic Entertainment Group on its sale of the newly opened Hilton Tallinn Park hotel to a company within the East Capital investment group. Raidla Ellex advised East Capital on the transaction. EUR 48 million Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5007-primus-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-hilton-tallinn-park-hotel
Jan-16 Ellex (Raidla); Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Creditinfo Group on its acquisition of Estonian credit bureau Krediidiinfo from the Experian group. Raidla Ellex advised Experian on the sale. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3923-sorainen-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-creditinfo-acquisition-of-krediidiinfo-from-experian
Nov-16 Ellex (Raidla); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Varul - the Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene - advised AK Systems on the sale of its IT services business to Telia Estonia. Raidla Ellex advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5372-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-it-services-business-to-telia-estonia
Dec-16 Ellex (Raidla); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Varul - the Estonian branch of Tark Grunte Sutkiene - advised Cybernetica on the sale of its navigation systems business unit, including EKTA branded products and contracts, to Carmanah Technologies Corporation. Raidla Ellex advised the buyers on the transaction. EUR 1.35 million Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5384-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-cybernetica-sale-of-navigation-systems-business-unit-to-carmanah-technologies-corporation
Aug-16 Ellex (Raidla); Vilgerts Raidla Ellex advised Estonian printing house Vaba Maa AS on its acquisition of 100% of the Printon printing house. Vilgerts advises the seller on the deal. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4788-raidla-ellex-and-vilgerts-advise-on-printon-and-vaba-maa-merger
Jun-16 Eversheds (Ots & Co) Eversheds Ots & Co advised both buyer Tornator Eesti OU and seller Mestnik on the acquisition by the former of 7500 hectares of forestland in Estonia from the latter. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4856-eversheds-ots-co-advises-on-forest-sale-in-estonia
Jul-16 Eversheds (Saladzius) Eversheds Saladzius represented SM VII B.V., a company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Estonian company AS Starman from shareholders Baltic Cable Holding OU, Com Holding OU, and Polaris Invest OU. The firm represented SM VII during the acquisition process and drafted the notification to Competition Council requesting for competition clearance for the proposed acquisition. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4943-eversheds-saladzius-advises-sm-vii-b-v-on-acquisition-of-as-starman
Mar-16 Fort Fort's Tallinn office advised Digital Mind on the acquisition of a business unit from Nortal. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4329-fort-advises-digital-mind-on-acquisition-of-business-unit-from-nortal
Apr-16 Fort; Teder Law Firm Fort Tallinn advised EfTEN Kinnisvarafond II on its EUR 24 million acquisition of Talinn's Magistral shopping center from Citycon. The Teder Law Firm advised Citycon. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4342-fort-and-teder-advise-on-magistral-shopping-center-sale
Sep-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt successfully assisted Estonian work management software startup Scoro in securing a EUR 1.7 million seed funding round. The round was led by SmartCap, the investment arm of the Estonian Development Fund, Inventure, and Alchemist Accelerator. EUR 1.7 million Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4834-glimstedt-advises-scoro-on-seed-funding-round
Apr-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt's Tallinn office advised the Estonian Defense Forces on their March 31, 2016 framework agreement with the Israeli defence industry company Elbit Systems Ltd., under which Elbit Systems will supply ammunition for 120-millimeter mortars of the Estonian Defense Forces in coming years. EUR 2 million Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4476-glimstedt-advises-estonian-defense-forces-on-purchase-of-mortar-ammunition-from-israeli-company
Jun-16 Glimstedt; Ellex (Raidla) Glimstedt advised GreenGas Energy OU on its entrance into a long-term purchase and sale agreement with the aspen pulp mill Estonian Cell AS for biogas to be turned into biomethane. Raidla Ellex advised Estonian Cell. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4779-glimstedt-advises-greengas-energy-on-acquisition-of-biogas-for-planned-biomethane-production-plant
Mar-16 Glimstedt; Primus Glimstedt advised Unitcom on its acquisition of Uptime Systems. Estonia's Primus law firm advised sellers Uptime OU on the deal. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4268-glimstedt-advises-unitcom-on-acquisition-of-uptime-systems
Dec-15 Glimstedt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Glimstedt advised NOW! Innovations OU, a parking management and payment software provider in Estonia, on the sale of its software platform to Infra Park, an "individual mobility solutions" provider. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advised Infra Park. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3753-infra-park-acquires-technology-and-assets-from-estonian-now-innovations
May-16 Hannes Snellman; Setterwalls; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented the Tallink Group in the Estonian Supreme Court concerning excise duty on packaging and potentially unlawful state aid arising from the packaging deposit act. Alcohol wholesaler Aldar Eesti filed a claim against the Government (via Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Environment) and Tallink, claiming that the effective packaging excise and deposit rates system is unconstitutional because it gives unlawful state aid and an economic advantage to companies (like Tallink) owning ships , which excuses them from paying excise duty and deposit. The court rejected Aldar Eest's claim. Aldar Eesti also filed a claim to the European Commission. TGS also represented the Tallink Group in EC proceedings. Setterwalls (Sweden) and Hannes Snellman (Finland) assisted Tallink with regard to the packaging excise and packaging deposit regulation in Sweden and Finland. N/A Estonia
Dec-15 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners assisted enterprise eProcurement software provider Deltabid in expanding its operations and raising additional funding via a stock swap and in the transferring and licensing of Deltabid's intellectual property to a newly established company. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3744-hedman-partners-assists-deltabid-in-stock-swap-and-ip-transfer
Mar-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners assisted Swiss Property Group AG in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Polorex Interior. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4245-hedman-partners-assists-swiss-property-group-acquire-majority-shareholding-in-polorex-interior
Mar-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised New York-based CartoDB on its acquisition of Nutiteq, an Estonia-based mobile mapping software development company. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4250-hedman-partners-advises-new-york-based-cartodb-on-acquisition-of-nutiteq
Apr-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners supported ClimateLaunchPad on a green-tech pitching competition in Europe held in Tallinn. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4387-hedman-partners-offers-support-to-climatelaunchpad-competition-in-tallinn
Dec-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners helped fintech startup Upgraded Technologies be accepted into Silicon Valley's YCombinator business accelerator. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5390-hedman-partners-helps-estonian-fintech-startup-enter-ycombinator-accelerator
Nov-16 Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv successfully represented K. Kesalo, a former board member of an Estonian company, in a tax dispute in Tartu Administrative Court. EUR 26, 000 Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5252-leadell-pilv-successful-for-former-board-member-in-estonian-tax-dispute
Nov-16 Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv successfully defended four former and current Tallinn city officials in a criminal case involving "so-called hidden election advertisements," in which the defendants were accused of having facilitated the acquisition of city budget funds. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5363-leadell-pilv-persuades-estonian-state-prosecutor-s-office-to-dismiss-criminal-charges-against-tallinn-city-officials
Mar-16 Merilampi Attorneys; Raidla Ellex; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Finnish based pet food producer Prima Pet Premium Oy on the acquisition of the Estonian pet food production factory Pandivere L.T., the first company in Estonia to focus its production on pet food. The buyer was also advised by Merilampi Attorneys on Finish matters. Raidla Ellex advised on the sale side. N/A Estonia
Nov-16 Nove Nove successfully represented OU Novatours, one of the largest tour operators of Estonia, before the country's Supreme Court. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5247-nove-represents-tour-operator-in-estonian-supreme-court
Nov-16 Nove Nove represented UAB DK PZU Lietuva's Estonian branch in a dispute between a policyholder, an insurance broker, and a professional liability insurer regarding the question of who shall bear the responsibility for underinsurance (and is obliged to compensate the amount of indemnity left unpaid by the insurer) in property insurance. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5254-nova-appears-before-estonian-supreme-court-in-under-insurance-case
Mar-16 Rask Rask agreed to advise the Estonian National Culture Foundation on a pro bono basis with various contracts and other matters including sub-funds, scholarships, and tax law. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4292-rask-agrees-to-assist-estonian-national-culture-foundation
Nov-16 Rask Rask is providing pro bono advice to the Estonian Ski Association. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5301-rask-provides-pro-bono-advice-to-estonian-ski-association
Nov-16 Rask Rask is representing Estonian film producer Allfilm in a dispute over funding it received over the Estonian Film Institute's "EV100" film competition. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5309-rask-represents-allfilm-ev-100-in-film-competition-dispute
Jun-16 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia assisted Betoonimeister, an Estonian company involved in manufacturing articles from concrete, cement, and plaster, in its acquisition of TM Betoon, a ready-mix concrete provider based in Tartu, Estonia. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4775-sorainen-estonia-assists-betoonimeister-on-acquisition-of-tm-betoon
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Northern Horizon Capital on upgrading the fund management company license of its Estonian arm to an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) licence and on establishing a new public evergreen closed-ended real estate fund. The Estonian Financial Supervision Authority granted the AIFM license and registered the fund as the Baltic Horizon Fund on May 23, 2016. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4953-sorainen-advises-baltic-horizon-fund-on-listing-on-estonian-market
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Estonian office advised Amanda V East L.P., the fund managed by Finland-based eQ Private Equity, on an investment (made with BaltCap Private Equity Fund II) into DenCap OU. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5025-sorainen-advises-eq-fund-on-investment-in-estonian-health-care-companies
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Kindel Reklaam, Unicorpo, and Trend on the sale of 50% shareholding in Linna Ekraanid to Ekspress Grupp. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5077-sorainen-advises-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-linna-ekraanid-to-ekspress-grupp
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia assisted DT Group Finland in divesting 100% of Puukeskus shares in a management buy-out to Atso Matsalu, the long term CEO of the company. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4771-sorainen-advises-dt-group-finland-on-divestment-of-puukeskus-shares
Sep-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Estonian Development Fund (EDF), a public institution established by the Estonian Parliament to support improvements in the Estonian economy through investment in knowledge- and technology-intensive Estonian business in the start-up phase, and SmartCap, a venture capital fund management company established by the EDF to manage venture capital Early Fund II to restructure their direct investment portfolio. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4924-sorainen-advises-estonian-development-fund-on-restructuring-of-direct-investment-portfolio
Oct-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Livonia Partners on its acquisition of Hortes, a leading retail brand for home and gardening products in Estonia. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5109-sorainen-advises-livonia-partners-on-acquisition-of-estonian-home-and-gardening-products-retailer-hortes
Oct-16 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Estectus, an SEB group property portfolio management company, on the sale of the ScalaCity office building in the Tallinn city center to Colonna investors. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5180-sorainen-estonia-advises-estectus-on-sale-of-tallinn-office-building
Nov-16 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, in its acquisition of VitalFields, a European farm management software company based in Estonia. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5376-sorainen-advises-the-climate-corporation-on-acquisition-of-vitalfields
Nov-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lords LB Baltic Fund IV on the acquisition of an office building in central Tallinn. N/A Estonia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5382-sorainen-advises-lords-lb-baltic-fund-iv-on-acquisition-of-eu-house-in-tallinn
May-16 Sorainen; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted in the conclusion of a joint venture agreement between Appoint Invest and Aptitude Invest concerning a shopping center in Tallinn Old Town. TGS also advised on renovation of the shopping center, new and existing lease agreements, and the refinancing and restructuring of existing loans. Sorainen was legal advisor to United Partners. EUR 9.5 million Estonia
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented GFC Good Finance Company AS before the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority in proceedings for approval of its provision of cross-border payment services in the Polish Republic. N/A Estonia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4232-tgs-represents-good-finance-before-estonian-competition-authority
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene The Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised strategic investor Viru Haigla on the acquisition of Karell Kiirabi from U.S. Invest. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/2659-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-on-estonian-ambulance-service-merger
Nov-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Baltic Ground Services EE OU, a subsidiary of Lithuanian capital-based company Baltic Ground Services UAB, in obtaining an excise warehouse activity license for the sale of JET-A1 fuel in Tallinn Airport. N/A Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5268-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-baltic-ground-services-on-estonian-licensing-matters
Sep-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene; Triniti Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Avia Solutions Group, a Lithuanian capital-based aviation holding corporation, on its acquisition of Estonian tour operator GoAdventure from GoBaltic. Triniti advised the seller. EUR 2.6 million Estonia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4976-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-triniti-advise-on-avia-solutions-acquisition-of-goadventure-from-gobaltic
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised electricity company Imatra Elekter on forming a joint venture with Net Group (one of the top Estonian software developers) regarding the development of software to be used by energy suppliers for the provision of distribution network services. The target markets of this joint venture are all the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland. Net Group's legal adviser was freelance lawyer Priit Pahapill. N/A Estonia
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised AS TMB, a major manufacturer of pre-cast reinforced concrete elements, on its acquisition of the Betonimestarit-Group from its shareholders. N/A Estonia; Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4841-Cobalt-advises-as-tmb-on-acquisition-of-betonimestarit-group
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen is assisting Rexel in selling its activities in the Baltics to the Wurth Group. N/A Estonia; Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4353-sorainen-advises-rexel-on-sale-of-baltic-operations-to-wurth-group
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented SIA Enefit, the Latvian subsidiary of the Estonian electricity producer Eesti Energia, in a public procurement dispute before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau with VAS Latvijas Dzelzcels over the process that led to an electric supply agreement with AS Latvernergo worth EUR 12 million. EUR 12 million Estonia; Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5027-tark-grunte-sutkiene-represents-sia-enefit-in-public-procurement-dispute
Feb-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Latvian company SIA Graanul Invest on the reorganization of the company by means of divestiture of a part of the property and the transfer of it to Latvian company SIA Graanul Invest Energy . EUR 20 million Estonia; Latvia
Sep-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted Estonian company 1Home Group AS with the acquisition and commencement of management of a student hotel in Riga, and obtaining a EUR 8.4 million credit from Danske Bank AS for expansion of business of student hotels in the Baltics and Poland. EUR 8.4 million Estonia; Latvia
Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Venture Capital on its EUR 1.5 million investment in East West Agro. EUR 6 million Estonia; Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4333-Cobalt-advises-practica-capital-on-investment-in-east-west-agro
May-16 Avance Attorneys LTD; Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas) Raidla Ellex, working together with Klavins Ellex and Valiunas Ellex, advised Altor, the Nordic private equity fund, on its acquisition of the Realia Group. The sellers were advised by Avance Attorneys LTD. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4755-ellex-offices-advise-altor-on-acquisition-of-realia-group
Oct-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Gjensidige, the second largest Nordic and Baltic insurance group, on finalizing the cross-border merger of its companies in the Baltic States by way of merging the Latvian entity AAS Gjensidige Baltic into the Lithuanian company ADB Gjensidige. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
Aug-16 Cobalt; Sorainen Cobalt advised DNB Bank and Sorainen advised Nordea on the agreement between the two to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4800-Cobalt-and-sorainen-advise-on-nordea-dnb-combination-in-the-baltics
Nov-16 Derling; Sorainen Sorainen advised Wihuri, a Finnish company operating in technical trading, on the sale of its Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian subsidiaries to Avesco. Derling advised Avesco on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5203-sorainen-and-derling-advise-on-wihuri-sale-of-baltic-operations-to-avesco
Jul-16 Fort; Markvarte/ Lexchange Fort advised the EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS on its acquisition of logistics centers in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, from group companies of DSV. Markvarte/Lexchange advised DSV in Latvia. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4937-fort-and-makvarte-lexchange-advise-on-eften-real-estate-fund-iii-acquisition-of-dsv-logistic-centers-in-the-baltics
Jan-16 Glimstedt; Vilgerts Glimstedt advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of a majority stake in the BTA Baltic Insurance Company. Vilgerts advised BTA on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3844-glimstedt-and-vilgerts-advise-on-vig-s-acquisition-of-bta-shares
Sep-16 Primus Primus advised BaltCap-backed FCR Media Group on its expansion to Belgium via an acquisition of the Belgium digital media agency that operates the goudengids.be and pagesdor.be websites. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4867-primus-advises-baltcap-on-acquisition-of-digital-media-agency-in-belgium
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene provided full legal assistance to Practica Seed Capital KUB's exit from UAB Mobassurance, a specialized technology-based insurance intermediary and insurance distribution technology provider. The transaction was structured as sale of the convertible bond by Practica to the holding company of Mobassurance. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
Jul-16 Adlex; Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas) Raidla Ellex and Valiunas Ellex advised Baltic Ticket Holdings on its acquisition of Nacionalinis Bilietu Platintojas in Lithuania and Kvitki Bel in Belarus. The Adlex firm advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Estonia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5024-ellex-advise-baltic-ticket-holdings-on-acquisition-of-nacionalinis-bilietu-platintojas-and-kvitki-bel
Mar-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiuanas); Fort; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Raidla Ellex and Valiunas Ellex advised Laurus Properties on its acquisition of the Baltic commercial real estate portfolio from Geneba Properties N.V. Geneba Properties was advised by Cobalt. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the borrower and Fort advised Laurus on the financing for the deal. N/A Estonia; Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4316-valiunas-ellex-and-raidla-ellex-advise-laurus-properties-on-acquisition-of-baltic-property-portfolio
Dec-15 Cobalt; Freshfields; Sorainen; Weil Gotshal Sorainen and Weil Gotshal advised Providence Equity Partners on its acquisition of the Bite telecom group from Mid Europa Partners for an undisclosed price. Cobalt and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Mid Europa Partners in the transaction. N/A Estonia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3772-sorainen-and-Cobalt-provide-baltic-advice-on-bite-transaction
Jan-16 Motieka & Audzevicius; Rask; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Motieka & Audzevicius advised Renagro and BaltCap Lithuania SME Fund (BLF) on the sale of their 75% stake in Eurakras, the owner of a 24 MW wind park in Lithuania, to Lithuanian state energy provider Lietuvos Energija - which, at the same time, also acquired a 100% stake in the Tuuluenergia wind park in Estonia from BLF and minority shareholders. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Lietuvos Energija on both deals. The Rask law firm advised BLF in Estonia. EUR 28 million Estonia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3941-motieka-audzevicius-and-tgs-advise-on-lietuvos-energija-acquisition-of-lithuanian-and-estonian-wind-parks
Jun-16 Vilgerts Vilgerts advised BPM Capital, a mezzanine investment fund managed from Poland and Estonia, on financing provided to Optometrijas Centrs SIA for the management buy-out and further development of the company. N/A Estonia; Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4784-vilgerts-assists-bpm-capital-in-first-latvian-investment
Jan-16 Clifford Chance; Jeantet Jeantet advised The Wurth Group on its acquisition of Rexel's electrical wholesale operations in Poland, Slovakia, and Estonia. Clifford Chance advised the Rexel Group on the deal. N/A Estonia; Poland; Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3964-jeantet-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-wurth-acquisition-of-rexel-operations
Dec-15 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex in Estonia successfully represented Andrus Kluge, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Krediidipank, in a dispute with the Bank of Moscow. N/A Estonia; Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3729-raidla-ellex-successful-for-client-against-bank-of-moscow
Jun-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented Swedbank as a third person in Alberta Trade vs. Buruktal Nickel Plant insolvency disputes at the The Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast (Russia). The firm won in all instances. USD 19.5 million Estonia; Russia
Dec-16 Alexiou-Kosmopoulos Law Firm; M&P Bernitsas; Potamitis Vekris Potamitis Vekris advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Develoment Fund on the EUR 400 million sale of the Astir Palace hotel complex in Athens by it and the National Bank of Greece to Apollo Investment HoldCo, a subsidiary of Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV LP. The National Bank of Greece was advised by the Alexiou-Kosmopoulos Law Firm, while M&P Bernitsas advised Apollo Investment HoldCo. EUR 400 million Greece http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/5413-potamitis-vekris-and-m-p-bernitsas-advise-on-sale-of-astir-palace-hotel-complex
Jan-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Rotam Agrochemical Company (ROTAM) on a legal action seeking injunction and damages against Plantfer, a parallel importer of ROTAM's Acaramik product, for trading in counterfeit products, and advised ROTAM on the chances of success and overall strategy. N/A Greece
Jan-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Allegis on all employment, tax, and immigration issues related to the implementation of a staffing project in Greece. N/A Greece
Jan-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Reckitt Benckiser BV in the Netherlands with respect to the tax and VAT aspects arising out of a private agreement. N/A Greece
Apr-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos and the React anti-counterfeiting network, both working in cooperation with the Greek police, reported a seizure of 25,000 fake clothing items in a warehouse in an Athenian suburb on April 26, 2016. N/A Greece http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4521-drakopoulos-assists-in-seizure-of-counterfeit-goods-in-athens
May-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised a member of the Qatar Royal Family with respect to the purchase of a real estate asset in Athens, Greece. EUR 1 million Greece
May-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised TUI Travel on the legal requirements and tax consequences of posting a team of French employees to its Greek subsidiary and drafted the relevant employment agreement. N/A Greece
Oct-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos, working in cooperation with the Greek police, completed a seizure of fake electronic accessories in Thessaloniki as part of an anti-counterfeiting investigation. N/A Greece http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/5117-drakopoulos-participates-in-another-anti-counterfeiting-operation
Apr-16 Drakopoulos; ODI Law Drakopoulos advised Intrakat on the financing of the construction of the Shtip hospital in Skopje, Macedonia. ODI Law acted as the legal advisors of Intrakat in Skopje. EUR 30 million Greece
Apr-16 Drakopoulos; Osborne Clarke Drakopoulos advised Centogene, a German firm focusing on rare disease molecular diagnostics, on a data protection matter related to the processing of blood samples collected through filter cards in the Greek territory and sent for analysis to Germany. Osborne Clarke was the legal advisor of Centogene in Germany. N/A Greece
Dec-16 George Goulielmos; Potamitis Vekris; Zepos & Yannopoulos Potamitis Vekris represented the LBRI Group on financing for its acquisition of a hotel in the island of Kos from Club Med. Thessaloniki-based sole practitioner George Goulielmos advised the LBRI group on the underlying acquisition itself, with Zepos & Yannopoulos advising Club Med. N/A Greece http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/5421-potamitis-vekris-advises-lbri-group-on-financing-for-acquisition-of-kos-hotel-from-club-med
Dec-15 Pistiolis-Trianfyllos & Associates Greece's Pistiolis-Triantfyllos & Associates law firm advised Odyssey Venture Partners (OVP) on its acquisition of intellectual property rights to software and the structure of co-operation between Foundation of Technology & Research and OVP subsidiary Llater SA. N/A Greece http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3697-pt-legal-advises-odyssey-venture-partners-on-agreement-with-foundation-of-technology-research
May-16 White & Case White & Case successfully represented the Hellenic Steelmakers Union before the Hellenic Competition Commission. N/A Greece http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4621-white-case-successful-for-hellenic-steelmakers-union-before-hellenic-competition-commission
Sep-16 Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou; Drakopoulos; Hamburger Evron & Co.; Morgan & Morgan Drakopoulos advised Yalco, a distributor of household goods and hotel equipment in Greece, on the sale of its Romanian subsidiary to a Cypriot company, wholly owned by a Panamanian entity. The funding of the sale and acquisition of the Romanian target was structured through an initial loan granted by a Swiss trust and series of back-to-back loan subsequent loan agreements secured by the assignment of the Romanian company's future dividends. Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou advised the client in Cyprus, Hamburger Evron & Co. in Israel, and Morgan & Morgan in Panama. EUR 300,000 Greece; Romania
May-16 Drakopoulos; Zivkovic Samardzic Drakopoulos advised TVH, an international one-stop shop for material handling, on the requalification risks of their standardized consultancy agreement into a regulated employment contract in jurisdictions including Greece and Serbia. Zivkovic Samardzic acted as the legal advisors of TVH in Serbia. N/A Greece; Serbia
Dec-15 Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); Freshfields Clifford Chance acted as lead counsel and the Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership - the firm associated with Clifford Chance in Turkey - acted as local legal counsel for the QNB Group on its agreement to acquire the National Bank of Greece's entire 99.81% stake in Turkey's Finansbank A.S.. Freshfields advised the National Bank of Greece. EUR 2.7 billion Greece; Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3763-clifford-chance-and-yegin-ciftci-advise-qnb-group-on-acquisition-of-national-bank-of-greece-s-stake-in-finansbank
Jun-16 Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership); Freshfields; Verdi Clifford Chance and its Turkish arm, the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership, advised the QNB Group on its acquisition of the National Bank of Greece's 99.81% stake in Finansbank A.S. in Turkey. Freshfields and the Verdi law firm advised the sellers. N/A Greece; Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4843-clifford-chance-freshfields-and-verdi-advise-on-qnb-group-acquisition-of-finansbank
Mar-16 bpv (Jadi Nemeth) bpv Jadi Nemeth acted as sole legal advisor of the WOCO Group in the course of its acquisition of a 38,000 square meter industrial property in Budapest's 10th district. N/A Hungary
Jun-16 bpv (Jadi Nemeth) bpv Jadi Nemeth advised the Hungarian subsidiary of CSL Plasma on setting up a new operation site covering reconstruction and a lease agreement. N/A Hungary
Nov-16 bpv (Jadi Nemeth) bpv Jadi Nemeth acted as sole legal advisor to FLE in its acquisition of Office Garden I, a category A office building in Budapest's 11th district, in a share deal, and also provided legal support on the financing aspects of the deal. N/A Hungary
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; CMS Allen & Overy advised the Riverside Company on its agreement to sell Budapest-based Diatron Group to STRATEC Biomedical AG of Germany. Baker McKenzie advised Stratec on the transaction, while CMS advised UniCredit Bank on financing provided to the Diatron Group. N/A Hungary http://ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4340-a-o-baker-mckenzie-and-cms-advise-on-riverside-exit-from-diatron
May-16 Allen & Overy; Dentons Dentons and Allen & Overy advised Metem Hungary Kft. and GE Hungary Kft. as part of GE's global acquisition of Metem Corporation. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4656-dentons-and-allen-overy-advise-on-ge-acquisition-of-metem
Jun-16 Allen & Overy; Dentons; DLA Piper; K&L Gates Allen & Overy advised Erste Group Bank AG on the investment of the Hungarian State (represented by state-owned entity Corvinus Zrt.) and the EBRD in Erste Bank Hungary Zrt. DLA Piper and K&L Gates advised the EBRD and Dentons advised the Hungarian State on the deal. HUF 77.78 billion Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4829-a-o-dentons-dla-piper-and-k-l-gates-advise-on-ebrd-and-hungarian-state-investment-in-erste-bank-hungary
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; EY Allen & Overy advised Qatar-based Al Mirqab Capital on a strategic joint venture with the Hungarian construction group Market Epito Zrt. to develop a significant real estate project in Budapest consisting of over 31 properties along the Danube river. N/A Hungary
Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Fenwick & West Allen & Overy advised UStream, Inc., a Hungarian-founded video streaming service provider, on its sale to IBM. Fenwick & West took the lead on the US law due diligence and negotiations for UStream. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4012-allen-overy-advises-ustream-on-sale-to-ibm
Jul-16 Baker & McKenzie; CMS CMS and Baker & McKenzie advised on the Bluehouse acquisition of one Grade A and two Grade B+ office buildings in Hungary from JP Morgan European Property Holding Luxembourg 2 Sarl. N/A Hungary
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie; Hristov & Partners; Kalaidjiev, Georgiev & Minchev; Szabo Kelemen & Partners The Szabo Kelemen & Partners law firm and the Kalaidjiev, Georgiev & Minchev law firm assisted Hungarian MKB-Euroleasing Autopark and its Bulgarian subsidiary on the complete sale of its car fleet to ALD Automotive. ALD Automotive was assisted by Baker McKenzie and Hristov & Partners. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4020-kalaidjiev-georgiev-minchev-szabo-kelemen-partners-baker-mckenzie-and-hristov-partners-advise-on-sale-of-mkb-euroleasing-car-fleet-to-ald
Oct-16 Baker McKenzie; Kapolyi Law Firm The Kapolyi Law Firm provided legal assistance to the Magyar Posta Takarek Real Estate Fund, represented by Diofa Asset Management, during the acquisition of the 15,000 square meter Infopark G building from Magyar Telekom Telommunications Public Limited Company. Baker McKenzie advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5054-kapolyi-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-sale-of-infopark-g-building-in-budapest
May-16 Camilleri & Preziosi; HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H and Bank of Valetta Plc. on the refinancing of the existing credit facilities of Thermal Hotel Acquincum, a Budapest based 5 star hotel sponsored by Maltese investors. Camilleri & Preziosi acted as Maltese counsel. EUR 13.5 million Hungary
Nov-16 Chadbourne & Parke; CMS; Orban & Perlaki Orban & Perlaki Attorneys represented Pannonia Ethanol as the borrower in a EUR 135 million refinancing transaction. CMS and Chadbourne & Parke advised the new and existing lenders, respectively. EUR 135 million Hungary http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5374-opl-cms-and-chadbourne-advise-on-pannonia-ethanol-eur-135-million-refinancing
Feb-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised the Metrans Group on the acquisition of three significant industrial properties as well as a small Hungarian railway company in Csepel, in Hungary. N/A Hungary http://ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4149-chsh-advises-metrans-group-on-construction-of-logistics-hub-in-hungary
Sep-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gowling; Dentons CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised CA Immo on the acquisition of Budapest's Millennium Towers office complex from TriGranit and an affiliate of Heitman LLC. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 175 million Hungary http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4955-chsh-and-dentons-advise-on-ca-immo-acquisition-of-budapest-office-complex
Jul-16 CHSH Dezso & Partners; Oppenheim CHSH Dezso & Partners acted as advisor to Air Liquide on the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary to the Messer Group. Oppenheim advised the Messer Group on the deal. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/5066-chsh-and-oppenheim-advise-on-air-liquide-sale-of-hungarian-subsidiary-to-messer-group
Jul-16 CMS; Dentons CMS advised MOL Plc. on a EUR 615 million revolving credit facility provided by a group of ten banks. Dentons advised the banks on the facility, which was coordinated by BNP Paribas and Erste Group Bank AG, with Erste Group Bank AG acting as the Facility Agent. EUR 615 million Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4938-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-revolving-credit-facility-for-mol
Apr-16 CMS; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised HB Reavis on its sale of Vaci Corner Offices to a group of investors represented by Zeus Capital Management. CMS advised the buyer and Lakatos, Koves & Partners assisted UniCredit Bank in its financing of the deal. N/A Hungary http://ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4348-cms-dla-and-lkt-advise-on-vaci-corner-offices-sale-in-budapest
Nov-16 CMS; Forgo & Damjanovic Law Firm CMS advised Austrian developer Centermanagement Invest Hungary Kft on the sale of a retail portfolio consisting of 10 retail parks across Hungary. Forgo & Damjanovic Law Firm advised the buyer, Magyar Posta Takarek Ingatlan Befektetesi Alap. N/A Hungary
May-16 CMS; Hogan Lovells CMS advised a joint venture of DDM AG and an unidentified global investment manager on the acquisition of VR Leasing Group's Hungarian subsidiary, Lombard Penzugyi es Lizing Zrt., accomplished via an acquisition of Lombard Lizing's NPL and subpar retail portfolio of auto loans. Hogan Lovells advised VR Leasing Group on the sale. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4603-cms-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-acquisition-of-vr-leasing-group-s-hungarian-subsidiary
Feb-16 CMS; Martonyi Law Firm CMS assisted AXA on the sale of its banking activities in Hungary to OTP Bank Plc. OTP was advised by the Martonyi Law Firm on the deal. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4042-cms-advises-axa-on-sale-of-hungarian-banking-operations-to-otp
Dec-16 CMS; Oppenheim CMS advised Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the sale of VACI Greens Building C to Czech investment fund ZFP Fond, managed by ZFP Investments. Oppenheim advised ZFP Realitni Fond. N/A Hungary
Nov-16 Danubia Patent and Law Office; Sar and Partners Sar and Partners and the Danubia Patent and Law Office successfully represented Hungarian inventor Laszlo Oroszi in his claim of patent infringement and unjust enrichment against Adidas. N/A Hungary http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5224-sar-and-partners-and-danubia-patent-and-law-office-successful-for-inventor-in-patent-claim-against-adidas
Dec-15 Deloite; Hengeler Mueller; Sidley Austin; Szabo Kelemen & Partners Szabo Kelemen & Partners advised Magna International on Hungarian aspects of the sale of its interiors operations to Grupo Antolin. Magna International used Sidley Austin as global advisor and Hengeler Mueller acted as the European Coordinator. Deloite advised Grupo Antolin. USD 52 million Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3708-szabo-kelemen-partners-advises-on-magna-sale-of-hungarian-operations
Nov-16 Deloitte Legal; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised EDS, a leading CEE group in the printing industry, on its acquisition of the largest heat set magazine printing house in Hungary. Deloitte Legal acted as the seller's counsel. HP Legal advised K&H Bank on its refinancing of the existing credit facilities of IPRESS. N/A Hungary
May-16 Dentons Dentons advised Darby Converging Europe III Fund (acting through a Hungarian SPV) on its investment in and partial acquisition of the commercial loans of DBM Del-ny'rsegi Bioenergetikai Zrt., a biomass plant in distressed financial condition. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4660-dentons-advises-darby-converging-europe-fund-iii-on-investment-in-hungarian-bio-mass-plant
Jan-16 Dentons; Gleiss Lutz; Schoenherr Gleiss Lutz (as lead counsel) and Schoenherr assisted the the insolvency administrator of Praktiker on the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary to Karl-Heinz Keth and its properties to the Wallis Group, which was advised by Dentons. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3926-gleiss-lutz-dentons-and-schoenherr-advise-on-praktiker-s-sale
Dec-15 Dentons; Hogan Lovells; White & Case White & Case advised a consortium consisting of Aberdeen Asset Management, Intertoll, and the EBRD on its acquisition of controlling stakes in two Hungarian motorway concession companies. The consortium is acquiring 80% of M6 Duna Autopalya Koncesszios Zrt and 90% of M6 Tolna Autopalya Koncesszios Zrt, in a joint transaction where leading Austrian real estate developer UBM Development AG (through its subsidiary PORR Infrastruktur Investment AG) and Bilfinger Project Investments GmbH, are each selling identical stakes of 40% and 45%, respectively, in the entities sold. Hogan Lovells advised the sellers. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3768-white-case-advises-consortium-on-acquisition-of-stakes-in-hungarian-motorway-concessions
Jun-16 Dentons; Lakatos, Koves & Partners Dentons advised German asset manager KGAL Group on its acquisition of Eiffel Square, a major office development in central Budapest, from Europa Capital. Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Europa Capital on the deal. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4774-dentons-and-lkt-advise-on-kgal-group-purchase-of-eiffel-square-development-from-europa-capital
Nov-16 Dentons; Lakatos, Koves & Partners Dentons advised GLL Real Estate Partner on the acquisition of Vaci 1, a landmark retail and office building in downtown Budapest, from Horizon Development, a Hungarian real estate development, property management, leasing and marketing company. Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Horizon on the deal. N/A Hungary http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5346-dentons-and-lkt-advise-on-sale-of-budapest-s-vaci-1
Dec-15 Dentons; Wolf Theiss Dentons advised South African integrated discount retailer Steinhoff International Holdings in its acquisition of a 50.8% majority stake in Hungarian e-commerce company Extreme Digital - with Wolf Theiss advising Extreme Digital. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3738-dentons-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-steinhoff-acquisition-of-stake-in-extreme-digital
Dec-15 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Magyar Broadcasting Co. Kft. on its acquisition of the TV2 commercial broadcasting channel and its affiliate companies including acquisition of loans granted by Pro7SAT1 for the target company and replacement of guarantees provided by the former owner for US-based studios. N/A Hungary
Feb-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised on the the buyer of 100% of shares issued by Origo Zrt, New Wave Media Kft. N/A Hungary
Mar-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised TIGAZ Zrt., a natural gas supplier and universal service provider in the North-East region of Hungary owned by Eni S.p.A., on the sale of its free market natural gas contract portfolio to Magyar Aramszolgaltato Kft. (a subsidiary of RWE AG). N/A Hungary
Mar-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised HBRE International Investment B.V. on the disposal of AMX Nadorhouse Hungary Kft. N/A Hungary
Apr-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper's Hungarian office advised Magyar Nemzeti Bank, in its capacity as resolution authority, on the sale of MKB Bank Zrt. to a syndicate comprised of Blue Robin Investments S.C.A., METIS Private Capital Fund, and Pannonia Pension Fund. EUR 120.5 million Hungary http://ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4354-dla-piper-advises-on-state-sale-of-mkb-bank-zrt
Jul-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Padoptima Zrt in relation to the acquisition of an SPV from the WING Group holding Millenaris Classic a refurbished historical building in Buda converted to office use. N/A Hungary
Jul-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Padoptima Zrt in relation to the acquisition of an SPV from the WING Group holding the Posta Palota property in Central Buda, a historical landmark building formerly serving as the headquarters of the Hungarian Postal Service. N/A Hungary
Jul-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Padoptima Zrt in relation to the acquisition of an SPV from the WING Group holding the Millenaris Avantgarde property, an office building in Central Buda. N/A Hungary
Oct-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised VCP Capital Partners Unternehmensberatung AG on the sale of Mediaworks Hungary Zrt. N/A Hungary
Nov-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Duna House real estate network on its IPO. EUR 8.47 million Hungary
Sep-16 DLA Piper; Schoenherr DLA Piper advised Mediaworks Hungary Zrt. on the acquisition of Pannon Lapok Tarsasaga from Funke Mediengruppe. Schoenherr advised the seller. N/A Hungary
May-16 Geroge Z. Georgiou & Associates; Hogan Lovells; Walder Wyss; Wolf Theiss Hogan Lovells advised the TMF Group on its acquisition of the UCMS Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wolf Theiss advised the TMF Group on Romanian law matters, George Z. Georgiou & Associates advised on Cypriot law matters, and Walder Wyss advised on Swiss law matters. Keystone Law advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4674-hogan-lovells-advises-tmf-group-on-acquisition-of-ucms-group
Feb-16 Gowling; HP Legal; Linklaters HP Legal advised the MP Silva Group as borrower on the a credit facility of USD 50 million raised from Barclays Bank Plc. The acted alongside with Gowling LLP, UK. Barclays was advised by Linklaters. USD 50 million Hungary
Jan-16 Hogan Lovells; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Wolf Theiss Hogan Lovells advised E.D.F. International on the sale of its majority stake in Hungary's Budapesti Eromu Zrt. (BERT) to EP Hungary a.s., a subsidiary of Energy a.s., which now owns more than 95% of BERT shares. Hogan Lovells was assisted in Hungary by Lakatos, Koves & Partners. Wolf Theiss advised EP Energy. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3811-hogan-lovells-lakotos-koves-partners-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-edf-sale-of-stake-in-bert-to-ep-hungary
Jan-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised Raiffeisen Bank Ltd. as the lender on a refinancing credit facility to Profirent (one of the largest Hungarian building equipment rental companies), which is owned by a Luxembourg based private equity fund. EUR 10 million Hungary
Jan-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised SANOFI s.a. on the establishment of a cash pooling structure through its Brussels based entity involving the Hungarian subsidiary. N/A Hungary
Feb-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised the lenders on the financing of an isosugar project to be implemented by Tisza-TK Projekt Kft., an SPV established by Hungarian sponsors. EUR 150 million Hungary
Aug-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H Bank as the lender on the refinancing of the existing credit facilities of Budapesti Szabadkikoto Zrt. The company operates several ports on the Danube river based on concession agreements with the Hungarian State. EUR 21 million Hungary
Sep-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised Raiffeisen and K&H as lenders on the refinancing of H2Q Kft. which owns and operates the student dormitories of Budapest Technical University under a PPP scheme. EUR 15 million Hungary
Nov-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised the KESZ Group (a major Hungarian construction group of companies) on the establishment and licensing of a new financial undertaking. N/A Hungary
Nov-16 HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H Bank on the refinancing of the existing credit facilities of IPRESS and its simultaneous acquisition by Zrinyi Nyomda as buyer sponsored by EDS. IPRESS is engaged in the printing business. Zrinyi Nyomda (which is owned by EDS, Germany) acquired it from Finext (a Hungarian private equity fund) and certain Hungarian individuals. (DLA Piper and Deloitte Legal advised on the actual transaction.) N/A Hungary
Mar-16 Illes & Partners; Jeantet The Budapest office of Jeantet advised Accor Pannonia Hotels Zrt. on its acquisition of two hotels in Budapest. Illes & Partners advised the seller on the transaction. EUR 27.5 million Hungary http://ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4265-jeantet-advises-on-acquisition-of-two-hotels-in-budapest
Oct-16 Kapolyi Law Firm The Kapolyi Law Firm advised Wingholding Ltd., the largest real-estate developer in Hungary, on the feasibility of the public and private placement of corporate bonds. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5081-kapolyi-law-firm-advises-wingholding-on-bond-placement
Oct-16 Kinstellar Kinstellar's Budapest office advised CIG Pannonia Life Insurance on the purchase of local peers MKB General Insurance and MKB Life Insurance from Versicherungskammer Bayern. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5123-kinstellar-advises-cig-pannonia-life-insurance-on-purchase-of-mkb-general-insurance-and-mkb-life-insurance
Dec-15 Noerr Noerr advised Takata Safety Systems on its greenfield investment with an estimated value of EUR 70 million. The firm's advice included state aid matters related to the new production plant in Hungary, including VIP/EKD cash grant, development tax allowance, and training subsidy. EUR 70 million Hungary
Oct-16 Noerr Noerr advised Schlumberger Logelco Inc. on regulatory matters regarding radiation regulations. N/A Hungary
Oct-16 Orban & Perlaki Orban & Perlaki Attorneys represented and advised a leading German fund during the negotiation of a long-term lease agreement with Media Markt at the BC140 office building in Budapest. N/A Hungary
Apr-16 White & Case White & Case assisted MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas plc obtain regulatory clearance from the European Commission for its acquisition of ENI Hungaria Zrt. and ENI Slovenija druzba za trzenje z naftnimi derivati, d.o.o. N/A Hungary http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4459-white-case-secures-merger-clearance-for-mol-for-acquisition-of-eni-hungaria-and-slovenija
Feb-16 CMS; DLA Piper; Simpson Thatcher CMS advised Erste Group on a 5-year EUR 91 million facility to acquire 12 logistics assets in Romania, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia for Blackstone - which was represented by Simpson Thatcher and DLA Piper. EUR 91 million Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4147-cms-and-dla-piper-advise-on-erste-group-facility-to-blackstone-for-acquisition-of-12-cee-logistics-assets
Jan-16 Baker McKenzie; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised the fourth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, Hyundai Motor Company, on matters related to commercial agency, competition, IP rights, liability exclusion, legal warranties, and dispute resolution, all connected to their distribution arrangements and agreements in Macedonia and Kosovo. Baker McKenzie was involved in the matter as an intermediary. N/A Kosovo; Macedonia
Aug-16 Akin Gump; bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica); Ickovics Neustadter Clark Sabag & Co. BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised the Latvian financial group 4Finance on its acquisition of the financial group TBIF Financial Services from Kardan Financial Services NV. The deal was coordinated globally for 4 Finance by the Moscow office of Akin Gump, with Ickovics Neustadter Clark Sabag & Co. advising Kardan NV on the transaction. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5138-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-and-incs-advise-on-4finance-acquisition-of-tbi-bank
Jan-16 BA-HR; Ellex (Klavins); Simpson Thacher Bartlett, Wigge & Partners; White & Case Klavins Ellex and White & Case assisted Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV on its all-cash acquisition of real estate portfolios from 10 funds managed by Norwegian Obligo Investment Management AS. Norway's BA-HR law firm was lead transaction counsel for Blackstone's acquisition, and due diligence and local law matters were handled by Simpson Thacher Bartlett, Wigge & Partners, and Hengeler Mueller. EUR 2.2 billion Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3876-klavins-ellex-and-white-case-advise-on-largest-nordic-property-deal-in-years
Aug-16 bnt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Baltic Horizon on its acquisition of an office building in Riga from German developer Bauplan Nord, which was advised by bnt. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5080-sorainen-advises-baltic-horizon-on-acquisition-of-upmalas-biroji-office-building-in-riga
Feb-16 Cobalt The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia held that provisions of a regulations on Latvia's central bank regarding prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in buying and selling foreign currency cash are incompatible with the Constitution of Latvia. The case was initiated on the basis of a constitutional complaint submitted by Cobalt's client, SIA Tavex, which operates in investment gold and currency exchange markets. SIA Tavex claimed that the regulation was discriminatory, since it imposed specific requirements on currency exchange operators, while commercial banks engaged in currency exchange were not subject to the same requirements. SIA Tavex also claimed that Latvijas Banka has not acted within its authorization in issuing the contested provisions. After a number of oral hearings, the Constitutional Court ruled that Latvijas Banka had not acted within the scope of its authorization and ruled that the contested regulation was invalid as of the date of its adoption. N/A Latvia
Mar-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Nets Holding A/S on its acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring from Nordea Bank AB (Sweden). EUR 230 million Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4314-Cobalt-advises-nets-on-acquisition-of-nordea-merchant-acquiring
Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised AMIC Energy Management GmbH on the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in SIA Lukoil Baltija R (now renamed SIA AMIC Latvia) from Lukoil Europe Holdings B.V. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4398-Cobalt-advises-amic-energy-management-on-acquisition-of-sia-lukoil-baltija
Jan-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex advised SIA Mezaparks SPV on its sale of shares in SIA Biroju Centrs Ezerparks (BCE) to the joint stock company Valsts Nekustamie Ipasumi (a state owned company charged with management of all state-owned real estate). Cobalt/Borenius advised the buyer. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3849-klavins-ellex-and-Cobalt-borenius-advise-on-mezaparks-sale-of-shares-in-bce-to-sre
Feb-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex advised Uniper Ruhrgas International GmbH (formerly E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH) on its sale of 28.97% of the shares of AS Latvijas Gaze - Latvia's sole natural gas utility - to the Marguerite Fund for an undisclosed amount. The Marguerite Fund was advised by Cobalt's Riga office. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4000-klavins-ellex-and-Cobalt-advise-on-uniper-acquisition-of-stake-in-latvijas-gaze
May-16 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene provided legal assistance to SEB Bank Latvia regarding a long-term syndicated loan it provided along with Danske Bank to Linstow Group enterprises. Cobalt advised the Linstow Group on the deal. EUR 76 million Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4590-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-Cobalt-advise-on-seb-bank-latvia-loan-to-linstow-group
Feb-16 Ellex (Kavins); Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully defended the Latvian Public Utilities Commission in a case before the Administrative Regional Court initiated by AS Latvijas Gaze regarding regulations on the use of the natural gas transmission system and the natural gas underground storage facility in Incukalns. Klavins Ellex represented AS Latvijas Gaze. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4099-tgs-successfully-represents-latvian-public-utilities-commission-in-regulatory-challenge
Jan-16 Ellex (Klavins) Tthe Department of Administrative Cases of the Latvian Supreme Court revoked the decision of the Administrative Regional Court and assigned the dispute between Klavins Ellex client SIA Maxima Latvija and the Competition Council for new adjudication. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3833-klavins-ellex-represents-maxima-latvija-in-dispute-with-competition-council-in-latvian-supreme-court
Jan-16 Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex advised on the reorganization and merger of SIA Spilva and AS Gutta into a single legal entity, which now operates as SIA Orkla Foods Latvija. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3862-klavins-ellex-advises-on-combination-of-sia-spilva-and-as-gutta-into-single-entity
Feb-16 Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex successfully represented the SIA Armgate supplier of laboratory and science equipment in Latvia in a dispute before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau over the results of a tender run by Latvia's State Forensic Science Bureau for the supply of gas chromatographic substance systems for analysis of organic parts. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3986-klavins-ellex-successful-for-armgate-in-dispute-over-public-procurement-tender
Apr-16 Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex advised Ikea Industry Latvia SIA on its sale of a sawmill company based in Incukalns, Latvia, to the Rettenmeier Group. As a result of the deal, Rettenmeier also acquired sole control of AS Incukalns Timber, a joint venture previously owned by Ikea Industry and Rettenmeier. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4439-klavins-ellex-advises-ikea-industry-latvia-on-sale-of-sawmill-company-to-rettenmeier-group
May-16 Ellex (Klavins); Eversheds; Glimstedt; Sorainen; Trinity The Management Board of RB Rail AS selected Klavins Ellex, Eversheds Bitans, and the Latvian offices of Sorainen, Trinity, and Glimstedt as advisers to the Rail Baltica project, subject to entering into a framework agreement. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4681-five-latvian-firms-selected-as-advisors-to-rail-baltica-project
Jul-16 Eversheds (Bitans) Eversheds Bitans supported the Nordic and Baltic high-tech manufacturing company AS HansaMatrix on its private placement and associated equity fund raise and subsequent listing on the Baltic Main List of Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5032-eversheds-advises-hansamatrix-on-joining-nasdaq-baltic-main-list
Sep-16 Eversheds (Bitans) Eversheds Bitans advised Scorpio Services Holding Limited on its acquisition of a 60% stake in SIA Astor Shipmanagement, a Latvia based company providing crewing services for different types of vessels world-wide. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4825-eversheds-advises-scorpio-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-sia-astor-shipmanagement
Aug-16 Eversheds (Bitans); Timurs Siks Eversheds Bitans advised Clear Energy Holdings S.A. on the sale of an approximately 50.04% stake in NewFuels RSEZ SIA, the largest producer of wood pellets in Latvia, to Andreas Tserni, who now owns 100% of the company's shares. The buyer was advised by sole practitioner Timurs Siks. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5089-eversheds-advises-clear-energy-holdings-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-newfuels-rsez
Feb-16 Eversheds; Kronbergs & Cukste Eversheds Bitans represented Latvian Joint Stock Company Latvijas Krajbanka before the court in proceedings against Ernst & Young Baltic - represented by Kronbergs & Cukste - on matters concerning audits of Latvijas Krajbanka financial statements conducted by EY. The matter was settled out of court. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4185-eversheds-and-kronbergs-cukste-represent-latvijas-krajbanka-and-e-y-on-audit-related-settlement
Feb-16 Eversheds; Spilbridge Eversheds Bitans advised the Vitol Group regarding its strategic investment in JSC Ventspils Nafta (VN) from JSC Latvijas Naftas Tranzits (LNT). LNT was represented by Spilbridge. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3991-eversheds-advises-vitol-group-on-acquisition-of-latvia-s-venstspils-nafta
Sep-16 Fort Fort advised Hansabuss on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Tukuma Auto SIA, a Latvian provider of bus transport services. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4839-fort-advises-hansabuss-group-on-acquisition-of-tukuma-auto
Oct-16 Fort Fort's Riga office advised the venture capital fund ZGI-3 on its EUR 700,000 investment in Mobilly, a payment service provider in Latvia. EUR 700,000 Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5173-fort-advises-zgi-3-on-largest-latvian-fintech-investment-in-2016
Nov-16 Fort Fort's Latvia office advised Venture Capital Fund ZGI Capital on its EUR 200,000 investment into AS Biotehniskais Centrs. EUR 200,000 Latvia
Jan-16 Fort Fort successfully represented Ainars Dimants, the former head of the National Mass Media Board, in his claim that his dismissal from the board was improper and in his demand for reinstatement. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3823-fort-successful-for-chairman-of-neplp-in-dispute-with-latvian-parliament
May-16 Fort; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) on amendments to and new wording of the existing loan agreement for EUR 103,370,085 extended to Laurus Properties for its acquisition of the commercial real estate portfolio of Geneba Properties N.V. Fort's Latvia office advised Laurus Properties on the deal. EUR 103 million Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4633-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-fort-advise-on-amendments-to-seb-loan-underlying-laurus-properties-acquisition-of-geneba
Jun-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt Latvia advised Olainfarm on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of elastic medical products manufacturer Tonus Elast. EUR 14 million Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4709-glimstedt-represents-olainfarm-in-acquisition-of-tonus-elast
Sep-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt reported that it advised Plaza Centers and the New York-registered New Century Holding investment fund on their September, 2016 sale of the Riga Plaza shopping and entertainment center to an unidentified global investment fund. EUR 93.4 million Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/4965-glimstedt-advises-on-sale-of-riga-plaza-shopping-center
Jul-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners was chosen by B2B tech accelerator Startup Wise Guys to provide legal advice on expanding the company's operations into Latvia. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5050-hedman-partners-to-advise-startup-wise-guys-on-accelerator-launch-in-latvia
Jan-16 Kronbergs & Cukste Kronbergs & Cukste has represented Monetizators in obtaining a payment institution license from the Financial and Capital Markets Commission of Latvia. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3912-kronbergs-cukste-represents-monetizators-in-payment-institution-license-application
Oct-16 Plas Bossinade; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene's dispute resolution team advised and represented Claimants SIA Knowledgeprice.com in a dispute against Intsure Technologgy Solutions BV, resulting in amicable settlement. Plas Bossinade advised the Ccaimant on Dutch law. N/A Latvia
May-16 Primus Primus successfully represented Latvijas Pasts - the largest Latvian postal operator - in its challenge to a decision of the Procurement Monitoring Bureau to allow access to Latvijas Pasts' postal network for other postal operators without the need to enter into agreements with Latvijas Pasts and at tariffs specifically reserved for the end users of universal postal service. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4630-primus-successful-for-latvijas-pasts-in-court
Jun-16 Primus Primus acted for LPKS LATRAPS in the increase of its shareholding in dairy producer Latvijas Piens SIA. The firm also represented LPKS LATRAPS in the application for merger clearance from the Latvian competition authority. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4769-primus-advises-lpks-latraps-on-increase-in-shareholding-in-latvian-dairy-producer
Dec-15 Roedl & Partners; Sorainen Sorainen's Riga office advised the Schaeffler Group on its acquisition of 100% of shares in start-up NACO Technologies from its main shareholders, which include the Imprimatur Capital, ZGI, and Proks Capital venture capital funds, as well as other shareholders and founders. Roedl & Partners advised the sellers. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3759-sorainen-advises-schaeffler-group-on-acquisition-of-naco-technologies
Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office assisted AJ Produkti on solving multiple issues related to the planned extension of its premises. EUR 1.2 million Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3884-sorainen-advises-aj-produkti-on-extension-of-premises
Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen is providing legal assistance to Latectus regarding the company's intended reconstruction of a multi-story office building in Riga's historical city center. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3895-sorainen-assists-latectus-with-office-building-reconstruction
Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Nemo Telecom in registering its "NEMO" trademark in the European Community. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3931-sorainen-assists-nemo-telecom-in-ec-registration-of-trademark
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen, working pro bono, helped 28 members of the Latvian start-up community establish the Latvian Start-up Association. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4096-sorainen-helps-unite-latvian-start-ups
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office assisted Rigaburger, operator of the Hesburger restaurant chain in Latvia, on the acquisition and development of two land plots in Riga. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4117-sorainen-advises-delta-property-on-extension-of-shopping-center-in-riga
Mar-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvian office represented VMF Latvia in a dispute with an employee regarding termination of employment, suspension from work, and recovery of lost wages. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4280-sorainen-represents-vmf-latvia-in-unlawful-termination-dispute
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen successfully represented the Bilzu Birojs concert organizer and promoter before Latvia's Vidzeme Urban District Court in a copyright dispute with the Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency/Latvian Authors Association (AKKA/LAA) involving a recording of a concert by Russian musician Boris Grebenshikov. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4366-sorainen-represents-bilzu-birojs-in-dispute-over-grebenshikov-recording-copyright
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Oberthur Technologies Latvia with various employment law matters, including updating employment contracts, drafting employment termination documents, and representing the company in court against a former employee's claim for payment of compensation for complying with an alleged non-compete obligation after termination of employment. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5056-sorainen-advises-oberthur-technologies-latvia-on-employment-matters
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Storent on everyday employment matters, including employment termination and employment of management board members, as well as reviewing and updating Storent's internal policies and regulations. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5071-sorainen-advises-storent-on-everyday-employment-matters
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen provided legal assistance to reputation management company Lejina & Sleiers during its organization of the "Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics" technology start-up conference. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5088-sorainen-advises-lejina-sleiers-on-franchise-agreement-and-trademark-registration
Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen provided pro bono legal assistance to the newspaper Bauskas Dzive in its fight with the Iecava Regional Council over its publishing of articles and advertising in the municipal newspaper Iecavas Zinas. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5102-sorainen-provides-pro-bono-advice-to-bauskas-dzive
Dec-16 Sorainen Sorainen is helping Prior Rights, an IT start-up company, with legal issues related to Prior Rights' development of its mobile application, which aims to protect users' copyrights on photographs. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5434-sorainen-advises-prior-rights-on-development-of-new-mobile-application
Dec-16 Spigulis & Kukainis; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted the 20% shareholder of SIA VUDLANDE Maris Zalitis with a buy out of 80% shareholding of the company - SIA Latvian Timber. Spigulis & Kukainis advised the seller. N/A Latvia
Jan-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene's Latvia office assisted Clear Channel International B.V. with its initial offering of USD 225 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020. USD 225 million Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3880-tgs-assists-on-clear-channel-s-offering-of-senior-notes
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted Norvik Banka AS during its preparation to register the Norvik CIS Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund open alternative investment fund with the Financial and Capital Market Commission. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5023-tark-grunte-sutkiene-assists-norvik-banka-register-open-alternative-investment-fund
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented the investment brokerage firm Amenda Markets AS IBS, licensed in Latvia, on its successful application for authorization from the Financial and Capital Market Commission to provide investment services and collateral services in the European Union and the European Economic Area. N/A Latvia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5037-tark-grunte-sutkiene-successful-for-amenda-markets-in-latvian-application-to-provide-investment-services
Dec-15 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Nordea Bank Finland Plc in relation to amendments in the Senior Multicurrency Term and Facility Agreement of the One Med Group, drafted novation of the share pledge agreement, and ensured registration of the pledge. EUR 31.514 million Latvia
Jan-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised STI Freight Management GmbH on the sale of shares of STI Baltics. N/A Latvia
Feb-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented the interests of SIA Rigas Brivostas Flote in relation to preparation of a strategy of operation and development, a procedure for the determination of dividends, and a procedure for the nomination of management board members. SIA Rigas Brivostas Flote - owned by Rigas brivostas parvalde (Freeport of Riga Authority) - is a company providing tugboat towing, ice breaking and escort services within the Gulf of Riga and especially within the waterways of the Freeport of Riga. N/A Latvia
May-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Nordea Bank AB on re-registration of the securities resulting from the cross-border merger of Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (Denmark), Nordea Bank Finland Plc (Finland), and Nordea Bank Norge ASA (Norway) into Nordea Bank AB (publ) Sweden. Tark Grunte Sutkiene also assisted with the cross-border acquisition by Danske Bank A/S (Denmark) of its Baltic subsidiaries commenced before the transposing of Directive 2005/56/EC into local law. N/A Latvia
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the European Central Bank in relation to the revocation of the licence of AS Trasta Komercbanka. EUR 432 million Latvia
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the majority shareholders of AS Interbaltija AG (Laimonis Kravalis, Daiga Grigale) on its acquisition of the remaining 24% of the shares in AS Interbaltija AG from a minority shareholder (SIA Wine Holding). N/A Latvia
Nov-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Carlsberg goup company Aldaris on preconditions for obtaining of the status of small brewery operating under more beneficial excise tax regime than large breweries for a part or the entire brewery business of Aldaris. EUR 10 million Latvia
Dec-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene's dispute resolution team represented AS DNB banka and its subsidiary with insolvency proceedings of one of the bank's largest debtors. The total debt value amounted to approximately EUR 20 million. Approximately EUR 10 million was recovered in 2016 with the case continuing into 2017 to recover the rest. EUR 20 million Latvia
May-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Vilgerts Tark Grunte Sutkiene's dispute resolution team succesfully represented Defendants MSIA Ive Motors against AS Iveco Czech Republic in an insolvency case. Vilgerts represented Iveco Czech Republic. N/A Latvia
Feb-16 Tria Robit Tria Robit successfully represented the JSC Aldaris brewery in a dispute with JSC Cesu Alus over the "Bruza Legendao" trademark. N/A Latvia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4164-tria-robit-represents-aldaris-in-trademark-dispute-in-latvia
Sep-16 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented Guntis Locmelis, a former supervisory board member of AS Latvijas Kugnieciba (the Latvian Shipping Company, which is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Riga, is the largest shareholder of Ventspils Nafta, and is primarily engaged in the transportation of oil products, chemicals, and crude oil), against claims of EUR 18.5 million made by the company claiming indemnification for losses incurred by the company from loss-making transactions after a change of control against the former management and supervisory board members. In May 2015 TGS assisted the board member reach a settlement agreement, which resulted in all court proceeding against it being terminated. Cobalt represented the Latvian Shipping Company. EUR 18.5 milion Latvia
Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt represented AB Linas Agro in the acquisition of a fertilizer trade business from Latfert SIA and a 100% shareholding in warehousing company Paleo SIA. EUR 4.59 million Latvia and Lithuania
Mar-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised on Nets Holding A/S' acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring, a service provided to corporate customers enabling them to accept card payments at point-of-sale and online. This section of Nordea's payment business deals with acquiring of international payment cards in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Nets is operating under the Teller brand, which is a Nordic provider of international card acceptance. EUR 230 million Latvia; Lithuania
Jun-16 Ellex (Klavins); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Scandinavian financial group Swedbank on the acquisition of Danske Bank's personal banking business in Latvia and Lithuania. Klavins Ellex advised Danske Bank. EUR 641 million Latvia; Lithuania
Jun-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen advised the BITE group, a major mobile operator in Lithuania and Latvia, on its acquisition of a controlling shareholding in Spainetos Prekybos Sistema and its Latvian subsidiary, Spaineta Latvia. Valiunas Ellex advised Spaineta on the deal. N/A Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4735-sorainen-and-valiunas-ellex-advise-on-bite-acquisition-of-shareholding-in-spaineta
Nov-16 Ellex; Fort Fort advised an ATRIUM group company in its EUR 12.5 million sale of the Shopping Centre Azur by means of a transfer of shares in SIA MD Galerija Azur to UAB KS Holding, a company registered in Lithuania, which is indirectly owned by Finnish trade group Kesko Oyj. Ellex advised the buyers. N/A Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5222-fort-advises-on-sale-of-shopping-center-azur-in-latvia
Feb-16 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius successfully represented the bankrupt Lithuanian national air carriage company flyLAL in a dispute over damages it claims were caused by Air Baltic Corporation and the Riga International Airport. EUR 16 million Latvia; Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4008-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-flylal-in-claims-against-air-baltic-and-riga-international-airport
Apr-16 Akin Gump; Cobalt Cobalt was selected by Akin Gump (London) to provide overall local legal advice to AMIC Energy on its acquisition of 100% shares in UAB Lukoil Baltija (the Lithuanian subsidiary of Lukoil group), its lease of the chain of gasoline stations of Lukoil in Lithuania to a third party, and financing of the deal. N/A Lithuania
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; Ellex (Valiunas); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Baker McKenzie, acting as lead counsel, and Tark Grunte Sutkiene, acting as Lithuanian legal counsel, advised ING Bank N.V. on the refinancing of on an existing loan facility of EUR 200 million extended to the Indorama group of companies and increasing it up to EUR 390 million. The increase of the facility was used partly for the acquisition of assets of CEPSA Quimica, S.A.U. (a Spanish subsidiary of the CEPSA group). TGS also advised new lenders from the Asian market on regulatory requirements that may be applicable to them in the context of this transaction. Additional actions were taken to mitigate the risks in connection with the enforceability of certain security documents in Lithuania caused by the transfer of the portfolio from Nordea Bank Finland Plc. (with which the pledged bank accounts were opened) to Nordea Bank AB. Valiunas Ellex acted as the local counsel for the Lithuanian obligors. Allen & Overy was the lead counsel for the borrowers. EUR 390 million Lithuania
Dec-15 bnt The Vilnius office of bnt represented German Lufthansa Technik AG on its claims in the insolvency proceedings of the Lithuanian carrier Air Lituanica. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3670-bnt-vilnius-represents-lufthansa-technik-in-air-lituanica-insolvency
Jul-16 BNT BNT's Lithuania office supported Martin Mucha, the German insolvency administrator, on the sale of the business of the insolvent German Kurz group. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5068-bnt-supports-german-insolvency-administrator-on-sale-of-insolvent-kurz-group
Feb-16 CEE Attorneys; Ellex (Valiunas) The Lithuanian office of CEE Attorneys advised the Audejas Group, Lithuania's upholstery and decorative fabrics producer and furniture retailer, on several interrelated real estate transactions worth more than EUR 11 million. In the first deal, the Audejas Group sold its upholstery and decorative fabrics plant and its furniture store in central Vilnius to the VPH group - which was advised by Valiunas Ellex. In the second deal, the Audejas Group acquired a shopping center from Litectus Bank - a member of the SEB Group. EUR 11 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4095-skv-law-advises-audejas-group-on-acquisition-and-sale-in-lithuania
Jan-16 Clifford Chance; Sorainen Sorainan Lithuania and Clifford Chance advised the Thai Union Group on its acquisition of 51% shares in Rugen Fisch, a market leader in shelf-stable canned seafood in Germany. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3814-sorainen-advises-thai-union-group-on-acquisition-of-rugen-fisch-shares
Jan-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised UAB Contabilita in obtaining a limited-purpose license of a payment institution in Lithuania. The license has been granted to the company by the Board of the Bank of Lithuania. The license issued to the company by the Bank of Lithuania authorizes it to carry out activities related to money remittances. N/A Lithuania
Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt's Lithuania office is assisting Viking Malt Oy in a merger clearance procedure and is acting for the company in court proceedings before the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court involving its appeal of a blocking decision by the Lithuanian Competition Council. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4407-Cobalt-advises-viking-malt-oy-in-dispute-over-competition-authority-block
May-16 Cobalt The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania has delivered a ruling marking the end of a five-year long case involving 29 Lithuanian travel agencies. The ruling fully acquitting Cobalt client UAB Keliautoju Klubas is final and non-appealable. N/A Lithuania
May-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised the second largest Lithuanian telecommunication services provider, UAB Cgates, on its acquisition of the Lithuanian regional telecommunication services provider UAB Remo Televizija. N/A Lithuania
Jun-16 Cobalt Cobalt assisted UAB Amberwind, a SPV company belonging to Stemma Group (which specializes in wind park construction and operation), with legal matters relating to the development and post-development activities of the largest wind park in the Baltic states. EUR 127.7 million Lithuania
Aug-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised UAB Cgates in the acquisition of the Lithuanian regional telecommunication services provider UAB Telekomunikaciniu Paslaugu Grupe, which manages three companies providing TV and internet services: UAB Elekta, UAB Kateka and UAB Teletinklas. N/A Lithuania
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt assisted UAB Eika Asset Management, a company established by Lithuania's Eike group, in obtaining licenses from the Bank of Lithuania. The licenses allow the company to manage collective investment undertakings for informed investors. N/A Lithuania
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt assistsed Groa Capital, UAB in obtaining licenses from the Bank of Lithuania authorizing the company to manage collective investment undertakings for informed investors. N/A Lithuania
Sep-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised AB Amilina on the acquisition of shares in the Lithuanian alternative energy company UAB Lignoterma from the venture capital fund LitCapital I, upon which AB Amilina assumed sole control of UAB Lignoterma. N/A Lithuania
Oct-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised UAB Bite Lietuva, one of the largest mobile operators in Lithuania, on its application for and receipt of a limited-purpose license to operate as an electronic money institution. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5016-Cobalt-advises-bite-lietuva-on-application-of-license-to-operate-as-electronic-money-institution
Oct-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised the Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund, the fund managed by UAB Lords LB Asset Management, on its acquisition of UAB Ciurlionio tiltas. The investment is Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund's first. N/A Lithuania
Nov-16 Cobalt Cobalt represented Lithuanian venture capital company Practica Capital, which manages Practica Seed Capital and Practica Venture Capital funds, in their joint investment of EUR .5 million in the mobile robotics and unmanned missioning solutions company UAB Rubedo Sistemos. N/A Lithuania
Jan-16 Cobalt; Fort; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Cobalt's Vilnius office advised Coca-Cola HBC on its acquisition of UAB Neptuno Vandenys. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised majority shareholder Gintas Petrus, with Fort advising the minority shareholders. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3806-Cobalt-fort-and-tgs-advise-on-coca-cola-acquisition-of-neptuno-vandenys
Dec-15 Cobalt; Ginkus & Partners Cobalt's Lithuanian office advised Falck, the world's largest international rescue company, on its acquisition of the assistance services provider Altas Assistance, UAB, from two private individuals. Ginkus & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3695-Cobalt-advises-falck-on-acquisition-of-altas-assistance
Jan-16 Cobalt; Glimstedt Cobalt's Lithuanian office advised INVL Technology on its acquisition of Algoritmu Sistemos, a leading Lithuanian information systems development company. Glimstedt advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3796-Cobalt-and-glimstedt-advise-on-invl-technology-acquisition-of-algoritmu-sistemos
Jan-16 Cobalt; Glimstedt Cobalt advised the UAB 3 RILL business management consulting company on the acquisition of one third of the shares in UAB Putoksnis - a leading manufacturer of PET pre-forms and PET containers in the Baltic States - from the LitCapital venture capital fund. Glimstedt advised LitCapital on the deal, which resulted in UAB 3 RILL gaining sole control of UAV Putoksnis. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3836-Cobalt-and-glimstedt-advise-on-uab-3-rill-acquisition-of-shares-in-uab-putosknis-from-litcapital
Apr-16 Cobalt; Roedl Cobalt's Vilnius office advised Geco Investicijos on the merger clearance procedure related to the acquisition by Danpower Baltic UAB - a joint venture owned by Geco Investicijos and Danpower GmbH - of Marivas UAB. Roedl advised Danpower GmbH on the merger clearance application. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4389-Cobalt-advises-geco-investicijos-on-merger-clearance-for-danpower-baltic-acquisition-of-marivas
Apr-16 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Softneta on the EUR 1 million investment into the company by venture capital fund Practica Capital. Cobalt advised Practica Capital on the deal. EUR 1 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4461-sorainen-and-Cobalt-advise-on-practica-capital-investment-into-softneta
Dec-16 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene TGS lawyers represented AB Lietuvos Energija and subsidiary UAB Vilniaus Kogeneracine Elektrine in negotiations with the European Investment Bank in connection with a EUR 190 million loan facility. Cobalt advised the EIB on Lithuanian law matters. EUR 190 million Lithuania
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Ellex (Valiunas) Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Swedbank investiciju valdymas its on aquisition of 100% shares in the Danske Capital investiciju valdymas pension fund management company. Ellex advised the seller. N/A Lithuania
Feb-16 Ellex (Valiuanas); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Storebrand ASA on the sale of UAB Storebrand Baltics to Cognizant Technology solutions. Valiunas Ellex advised the buyer. N/A Lithuania
Jul-16 Ellex (Valiunas) Valiunas Ellex advised Danske Bank on the signing of a lease of a 12,000 square meter office building from real estate company M.M.M. projects. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4910-valiunas-ellex-advises-on-danske-bank-lease-in-vilnius
Nov-16 Ellex (Valiunas) Valiunas Ellex helped the city of Vilnius prepare concession tender conditions for the country's National Stadium. N/A Lithuania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5285-valiunas-ellex-advises-on-tender-for-lithuanian-national-stadium
Dec-15 Ellex (Valiunas); Fort Fort advised EfTEN Kinnisvarafond AS on its acquisition of a B-class office building located ay 11 Menulio street in Vilnius from UAB Litectus. Litectus was represented by Valiunas Ellex. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3667-fort-advises-eften-on-first-investment-in-vilnius
Nov-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Fort Fort Vilnius advised EfTEN Real Estate Fund III on its acquisition of the L3 office building in Vilnius from E.L.L. Real Estate. Valiunas Ellex advised E.L.L on the deal. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5219-fort-and-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-l3-office-building-in-vilnius
Dec-15 Ellex (Valiunas); Olswang; Schweizer; Valiunas Ellex, working together with Olswang and the German law firm Schweizer, advised Hubert Burda Media on its investment into a company operating the Vinted Internet platform. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3699-valiunas-ellex-advises-hubert-media-on-investment-in-second-hand-clothing-start-up
Jan-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised a company from the Inreal group on its acquisition of a business center in Vilnius from Litectus. Valiunas Ellex advised Litectus on the deal. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3915-sorainen-and-valiunas-ellex-advise-on-acquisition-of-business-center-in-vilnius
Mar-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene obtained permission from competition and financial market authorities for Swedbank's 2015 acquisition of a part of Danske Bank's Latvian and Lithuanian retail banking businesses and part of its Lithuanian leasing business. Ellex Valiunas advised Danske on Lithuanian law matters. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4307-tgs-obtains-competition-clearance-for-swedbank-acquisition-of-selected-danske-bank-baltic-businesses
May-16 Eversheds Eversheds Saladzius advised US storage and information management company Iron Mountain on its acquisition of AB Archyvu Centras from its founders. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4544-eversheds-saladzius-advises-iron-mountain-on-acquisition-of-ab-archyvu-centras
May-16 Eversheds; Tark Grunte Sukiene Eversheds Saladzius and Tark Grunte Sukiene advised Fortum and Lietuvos Energija, respectively, on a substantial joint venture project between the two for co-generation power plant development. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4536-eversheds-saladzius-and-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advise-on-fortum-lietuvos-energija-joint-venture
Jan-16 Fort The Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania satisfied the request of a group of 262 claimants - individuals who subscribed and paid for the emission of shares of the bankrupt bank Snoras, but were not granted the shares subscribed due to the bank's bankruptcy - to clarify whether the EU and national law protects them. The group of claimants was represented by Fort. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3857-fort-represents-claimants-before-lithuanian-supreme-court
Feb-16 Fort Fort's Vilnius office, acting on behalf of a client whose identity was not disclosed, successfully persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania that the refusal by Lithuania's Migration Department to extend a residence permit can not be based on "presumptions and suspicions." N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4019-fort-defends-client-against-lithuanian-migration-department
Feb-16 Fort Fort represented Lithuanian publishers Alma littera, Baltu lanku leidyba, JOTEMA, Tyto alba, and Leidykla Vaga in their claim regarding copyright violations of the Internet portal visoknygos.com. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4186-fort-representing-lithuanian-publishers-on-copyright-case
Jul-16 Fort Fort represented UAB Creditinfo Lietuva in an administrative case heard by the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania, in which the Court decided that the data published by users of the Facebook social network may be used for assessing their creditworthiness. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5019-fort-persuades-lithuanian-supreme-administrative-court-to-permit-use-of-facebook-data-for-assessments-of-creditworthiness
Jan-16 Fort; Kairevicius, Juzikis & Partners Fort's Vilnius office advised EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS on the acquisition of the Ulonu Business Centre - a B-class office building on 25C Verkiu street in Vilnius, Lithuania - from UAB PST Investicijos. Kairevicius, Juzikis & Partners advised UAB PST Investicijos. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3831-fort-and-kj-p-advise-on-eften-acquisition-of-office-building-in-vilnius
Apr-16 Fort; Sorainen Fort's Vilnius office advised Capital Mill on its acquisition of the the Dobrovole logistics center in Vilnius from UAB Dobrovoles Logistikos Centras II. Sorainen advised DLCII on the deal. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4404-fort-and-sorainen-advise-on-capital-mill-acquisition-of-dobrovole-logistics-center-in-vilnius
Jul-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt reported that a judicial panel of the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court had granted a claim filed by Lithuanian Jews -- represented by Glimstedt -- now living in South Africa requesting that the Lithuanian Interior Minister's decision to refuse their application for restoration of Lithuanian citizenship be revoked and that their application for dual citizenship reinstatement be reconsidered by the Ministry of the Interior. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5060-glimstedt-represents-south-africa-s-litvaks-in-lithuanian-citizenship-reinstatement-proceedings
Oct-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt successfully defended the interests of security company G4S and its insurer ACE in an appeal of a decision concerning the Senoji Kibinine restaurant that burned down in summer 2010. EUR 3.5 million Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5115-glimstedt-successful-for-g4s-and-ace-in-eur-3-5-million-dispute
Oct-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised AB Klaipedos Nafta on the sale of 33.33 % of its shareholding in UAB Litgas to UAB Lietuvos Energija. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5011-glimstedt-advises-ab-klaipedos-nafta-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-uab-litgas
Oct-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Linstow AS on the crossborder sale of its stake in UAB Baltijos Parkai, which holds Park Inn hotels in Vilnius and Klaipeda, to UAB Green Hotel. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5047-glimstedt-advises-linstow-as-on-sale-of-stake-in-uab-baltijos-parkai
Oct-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised UAB Marina Nida on its entrance into a deal with Carlson Rezidor, a top international hotel operator, to open a five-star Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Nida Marina on the Curonian Spit. The hotel is expected to open its doors by the end of 2019. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5052-glimstedt-advises-uab-marina-nida-on-deal-with-carlson-rezidor
Oct-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised SportingPulse International on its acquisition of UAB Media Benz Telekomunikacijos from two Lithuanian individuals. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5124-glimstedt-advises-sportingpulse-international-on-acquisition-of-media-benz-telekomunikacijos
Nov-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised UAB Glaveckaite Media on the investment into the company from UAB Nextury Ventures. N/A Lithuania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5364-glimstedt-advised-uab-glaveckaite-media-on-investment-by-uab-nextury-ventures
Mar-16 Glimstedt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the shareholders of Endemik UAB on the sale of shares of the company to Medicinos Paslaugu Grupe UAB. Glimstedt advised the buyer. N/A Lithuania
May-16 Mannheimer Swartling; Sorainen Sorainen, acting together with Mannheimer Swartling, advised Sweden's Hilding Anders, a manufacturer of beds in Europe, Russia, and Asia, on its acquisition of the Lithuanian company Mingridas. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4595-sorainen-advises-on-hilding-anders-acquisition-of-lithuanian-bed-manufacturer
Dec-16 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius has begun cooperating with the Lithuanian basketball league. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5400-motieka-audzevicius-plays-ball-with-the-lbl
May-16 Motieka & Audzevicius; Sorainen Sorainen's Vilnius office advised MG Valda on its acquisition of land at the former Skaiteks factory from Panevezio Keliai. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4702-sorainen-and-motieka-audzevicius-advise-on-mg-valda-acquisition-from-panevezio-keliai
Jul-16 Primus Primus successfully represented the Lithuanian Football Federation in an arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4986-primus-successful-for-lithuanian-football-federation-in-court-of-arbitration-for-sport
Aug-16 Primus Primus advised the Lithuanian football club FC Trakai and advised Ernestas Setkus, the Lithuanian national team goalkeeper, on separate transfer matters. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5117-primus-represents-fc-trakai-and-lithuanian-national-football-team-goalkeeper-on-transfers
Oct-16 Primus Primus advised Lithuanian company UAB Hekon, a subsidiary of Orbis S.A. - part of AccorHotels - in concluding a preliminary sale and purchase agreement with the UAB Merko Bustas construction company to build a 164-room hotel. EUR 8.5 million Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5130-primus-advises-accorhotels-on-construction-of-new-hotel-in-vilnius
Dec-16 Primus; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised shareholder of Verslama UAB real estate development company on the sale of 100% of his shares in the company to Monolith LT UAB. Primus advised the buyer. N/A Lithuania
Jun-16 Shearman & Sterling; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene, working alongside Shearman & Sterling (Paris office), in representing the Lithuanian government in large arbitration disputes against Russia's gas giant Gazprom before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). The case was initiated by the Republic of Lithuania against Gazprom for applying unjustified gas tariffs when supplying gas to Lithuania due to changes in the gas price formula that were made in violation of the terms of the agreement on the privatization of the national gas company Lietuvos Dujos. EUR 1.5 billion Lithuania
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Mistertango, Lithuania's first payment initiation service provider, on matters related to its establishment as a legitimate provider of services in an unregulated market. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4050-sorainen-assists-mistertango-on-obtaining-official-approval-for-provision-of-services-in-lithuania
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised the Lithuanian telecommunications company Tele2 on obtaining limited electronic money institution licensing, which allows provision of payment services and issue of e-money in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4065-sorainen-assists-tele2-with-successful-application-for-electric-money-institution-license
Feb-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania supported FinBee on structuring a funds handling procedure and in preparing the necessary documentation for the company to become a financial intermediary to Citadele Bank. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4162-sorainen-supports-finbee-on-structuring-funds-handling-procedure-in-acting-as-a-citadele-bank-intermediary-in-lithuania
Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Kuusakoski on the sale of its Lithuanian subsidiary to Dorvina. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4481-sorainen-advises-kuusakoski-on-sale-of-subsidiary-to-dorvina
May-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania announced that it is partnering with Rise Vilnius, a hub for startups in Lithuania launched by Barclays Group Operations. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4649-sorainen-partners-with-rise-vilnius-to-help-start-ups-in-lithuania
May-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised the Aurika Group, a holding company, on its acquisition of a minority interest in daughter company Aurika. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4672-sorainen-advises-aurika-group-on-acquisition-of-minority-interest-in-daughter-company
Jun-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised the Enerstena Group, a group of companies in the Lithuanian energy sector, on its acquisition of Finnish company Nakkila Boilers. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4716-sorainen-lithuania-advises-enerstena-group-on-acquisition-of-nakkila-boilers
Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Enerstena UAB on developing a transfer pricing policy for the company. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4981-sorainen-assists-with-preparation-of-enerstena-transfer-pricing-policy
Sep-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance in successfully pricing an offer of EUR 450 million (nominal value) Eurobonds that will be consolidated to form a single series of 20-year Eurobonds issued last year. EUR 450 million Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/4971-sorainen-advises-lithuania-on-borrowing-eur-450-million-in-foreign-markets
Sep-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lenndy, one of the first crowdfunding platforms in Lithuania, on its launch. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/4957-sorainen-advises-crowdfunding-platform-lenndy-on-launch-in-lithuania
Oct-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised DNB Bank ASA on a loan to Norwegian real estate development group Schage for the development of the Quadrum business center in Vilnius. EUR 100 million Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5106-sorainen-advises-norway-s-dnb-bank-asa-on-loan-to-schage
Oct-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised a subsidiary of Lords LB Special Fund I, a fund belonging to investment management company Lords LB Asset Management, on its conclusion of a hotel management contract with operator Carlson Rezidor regarding hotel opening and further activity in Vilnius under the Radisson RED name. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5033-sorainen-advises-lords-lb-special-fund-i-subsidiary-on-hotel-management-contract
Nov-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Moneta International on establishing a company and launching operations in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5214-sorainen-advises-moneta-international-on-set-up-and-launch-in-lithuania
Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lithuanian credit union Mano Unija on structuring the financing of business loans it had already issued through the Latvian peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3842-sorainen-advises-mano-unija-on-structuring-of-loans-issued-through-peer-to-peer-marketplace
Jan-16 Sorainen; Ellex (Valiunas) Sorainen's Lithuanian office advised a syndicate consisting of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, SEB Bankas, and Danske Bank (working through a Lithuanian branch), on a long term loan agreement with Teo LT - which was advised by Valiunas Ellex. EUR 150 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3821-sorainen-and-valiunas-ellex-advise-on-financing-for-teo-lt-acquisition-of-omnitel
Sep-16 Sorainen; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Sorainen advised Betsson on the acquisition by its subsidiaries of gaming operator Losimu Strategine Grupe (LSG), which trades as TonyBet in Lithuania. LSG was advised by Tark Grunte Sutkiene on the deal. EUR 4 million Lithuania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4887-sorainen-and-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advise-on-betsson-acquisition-of-tonybet
May-16 SPC Legal SPC Legal acted for majority shareholders of Ortopedijos Projektai (the parent company of OrtoPro) in the take-over of approximately 30% of the shares in the company. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4675-spc-legal-advises-buyers-of-minority-shareholding-in-ortopedijos-projekta
May-16 Sulija Partners Sulija Partners in Vilnius represented Ashley Kozel, an American citizen, in her successful request to have the Lithuanian Court of Appeal recognize and enforce a Florida multimillion money judgement. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4556-sulija-partners-gets-multi-million-us-judgement-recognized-in-lithuania
May-16 Sulija Partners Sulija Partners announced that the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania has dropped charges against the Top Travel travel agency - which the firm represented - by completely overturning the decision of the Lithuanian Competition Council and the ruling of the Vilnius District Court regarding the company. The case concerned the alleged participation of various Lithuanian travel agencies in a common computerized booking system that restricted discount rates available for online bookings. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4569-sulija-partners-wins-competition-case-at-supreme-administrative-court-of-lithuania
May-16 Sulija Partners Sulija Partners in Vilnius successfully represented an officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Lithuanian administrative proceedings involving a flight delay. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4592-sulija-partners-successfully-represents-deutsche-lufthansa-in-lithuania
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented Ukio Bankas in a dispute against Renaissance Insignia Limited on matters related to the recovery of funds by way of non-bankruptcy procedures. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4205-tgs-recovers-funds-for-bankrupt-ukio-bankas-in-lithuania
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised AB INVL Baltic Real Estate on the successful allocation of a share issue on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius. N/A Lithuania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4260-tgs-advises-invl-baltic-real-estate-on-share-issuance
May-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene's Lithuanian office successfully represented bankrupt Ukio Bankas in a EUR 14.6 million loan recovery matter against Boslita and Co, a sparkling wine and wine beverages producer. EUR 14.6 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4581-tark-grunte-sutkiene-represents-ukio-bankas-in-dispute-against-boslita-and-co
May-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Micro Matic on its EUR 2.8 million acquisition of a land plot and factory buildings in Kaunas and on the financing of that transaction from Danske Bank. EUR 2.8 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4578-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-micro-matic-on-factory-acquisition-in-kaunas
Jun-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the European Investment Bank on two new agreements entered into with Siauliu Bankas to support the refurbishment and modernization of multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania with an additional EUR 110 million under the Jessica II fund - EUR 70 million of which was contributed by Siauliu Bankas. EUR 110 million Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4733-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-eib-on-financing-for-apartment-building-renovation
Jul-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised AB INVL Technology on its transformation into a special closed-ended investment company. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5003-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-ab-invl-technology-on-transformation-into-special-closed-ended-investment-company
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the State Energy Inspectorate (SEI) under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania on how to deal with contradictions in legal acts while assessing requests to issue or extend permits. TGS also identified gaps and contradictions in the legislation and the SEI will initiate amendments to improve it. N/A Lithuania
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised ENER-G UAB on the sale of all shares of the Kariotiskes gas power plant to Ohoho MB. N/A Lithuania
Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Fortum Heat Lietuva UAB on the acquisition of 49% shares of a future combined heat and power plant in Kaunas from Lithuania's state-owned energy holding, Lietuvos Energija. N/A Lithuania
Jun-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised SBA UAB on purchasing 24.4% of shares of Utenos Trikotazas UAB from Amber Trust, the KJK Fund, the Firebird Republic Fund, and the Firebird Avora Fund. EUR 1.3 million Lithuania
Jun-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised BAB Bank Snoras bankrtupcy administrator on selling the Snoras "Cayman" loan portfolio, composed of loans issued in Russia. N/A Lithuania
Sep-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Gunte Sutkiene advised Lietuvos Energija, UAB on the pre-notification of state aid intended for the development of Vilnius and Kaunas cogeneration heating plants (waste-to-energy and/or bio-fuel power plants) to the European Commission as well as notification of state aid for Vilnius CHP. As a result, the European Commission approved the state aid to Vilnius CHP for the amount of EUR 150 million.TGS continues advising Lietuvos Energija on state aid matters related to cogeneration heating plant projects. EUR 462.3 million Lithuania
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised E energija UAB on its sale of 100% shares of the Petrasiunu energy plant to Kauno Energija AB. EUR 1.89 million Lithuania
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene TGS represented UAB Miesto Energija in a civil dispute regarding the obligation to perform certain actions and to compensate for investments made. On October 27, 2016, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania acknowledged UAB Miesto Energija's right to compensation, awarding part of the amount requested and returning another part of the case to the appelate court to calculate the rest of the amount to be awarded. EUR 4.5 million Lithuania
Oct-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Baltic Champs Group, UAB on its purchase of 36.57% shares of AUGA (former Agrowill Group AB) from a group of shareholders. EUR 41.9 million Lithuania
Nov-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised te BAB Snoras bancruptcy administrator on selling Air Baltic Corporation AS's loan portfolio, worth more than EUR 20 million. EUR 20 million Lithuania
Nov-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the BAB Snoras bancruptcy administrator on selling the EUR 6.8 million loan portfolio of UAB NAPC. EUR 6.8 million Lithuania
Nov-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented bankruptcy administrator UAB Valnetas before the courts of the Republic of Lithuania in resolving the issue of recognizing the bankruptcy of BUAB ERP as fraudulent. N/A Lithuania
Dec-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene TGS assisted the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania to evaluate the need for energy efficiency projects in municipal buildings. N/A Lithuania
Dec-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Veikmes Statyba UAB on the sale of 100% of its shares to Axis Industries UAB. N/A Lithuania
Dec-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene On behalf of thr Lithuanian Ministry of Energy, Tark Grunte Sutkiene analyzed best practices in nuclear waste management programs in states with small nuclear programs. Based on the recommendations provided by the firm, the Ministry of Energy will consider further actions to ensure safety of storing of spent nuclear fuel in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania
Jul-16 TVINS TVINS advised UAB Albineta on the conclusion of a franchise agreement involving permission to use Albineta's "Thierry Kepyklao" trademark. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4954-tvins-advises-albineta-on-franchise-agreement
Jul-16 TVINS TVINS advised the investment management company Lords LB Asset Management UAB regarding the setting up of a new closed-end fund intended for investors of its Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4967-tvins-advises-on-creation-of-new-real-estate-investment-fund
Jul-16 TVINS TVINS represented UAB Agrosfera on its purchase of real estate and its entrance into a state-owned land plot lease. N/A Lithuania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4973-tvins-represents-agrosfera-in-real-estate-purchase-and-lease
Jan-16 Valiunas Ellex Dominas & Partners advised Teo, Lithuania's largest integrated telecommunications, IT, and TV services provider, in its acquisition of Omnitel - the country's second largest mobile operator by revenue - from the Swedish TeliaSonera group. The seller was advised by Valiunas Ellex. EUR 220 million Lithuania
Apr-16 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised and represented Lithuania's TELE2 telecommunications operator in a series of claims filed against it by former business partners. EUR 2 million Lithuania
Jun-16 Glimstedt; Ellex (Raidla) Glimstedt advised distribution and logistics provider Sanitex on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Agora DC from Landcom, a company engaged in warehousing, transportation, and other logistics services. Raidla Ellex advised Landcom on the deal. N/A Lithuania; Estonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4854-glimstedt-advises-sanitex-on-acquisition-of-agora-from-landcom
Jun-16 Baker Botts; Sulija Partners Sulija Partners advised AB AviaAM Leasin on its acquisition of four Airbus A321 aircraft from Russian carrier Aeroflot and on the further lease of the aircraft to Small Planet Airlines. Baker Botts assisted Aeroflot while Small Planet Airlines relied on its in-house counsel on the deal. N/A Lithuania; Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4708-sulija-partners-and-baker-botts-advise-on-aircraft-acquisition
Dec-15 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised the Kogel manufacturer of commercial vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers on its potential involvement in a litigation proceeding conducted between two Macedonian companies before a Macedonian court regarding trailers produced by Kogel and the potential consequences for Kogel under Macedonian law. N/A Macedonia
Apr-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised The European Fund for Southeast Europe S.A., SICAV-SIF ("EFSE"), a fund established under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on a refinancing project with a bank in Macedonia for ultimate purposes of the sustainable provision of additional development finance, notably to micro and small enterprises and to private households. EUR 10 million Macedonia
Feb-16 Minoska Law Office; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and the Minoska Law Office advised Johnson Controls on its third investment contract with the Government of Macedonia. N/A Macedonia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4046-wolf-theiss-advises-johnson-controls-on-new-automotive-facility-in-macedonia
Aug-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic obtained competition clearance in Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia for Petrol d.d. Ljubljana's acquisition of control over Slovenian natural gas trader Geoplin. N/A Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5111-zivkovic-samardzic-obtains-competition-clearances-for-petrol-d-d-ljubljana-in-serbia-montenegro-and-macedonia
Apr-16 ACI Partners; DLA Piper ACI Partners and DLA Piper successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal of Paris to annul an October 25, 2013 arbitral award by the ICC in the matter of Energoalians v. Republic of Moldova. N/A Moldova http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4465-aci-partners-and-dla-piper-successful-for-republic-of-moldova-in-appeal-of-icc-decision-in-court-of-appeal-of-paris
Nov-16 Baker Botts; Schoenherr; Trevors Smith; Turcan Cazac; Vernon | David Turcan Cazac assisted the shareholders of the Moldovan cable and pay TV operator Sun Communications in their sale of 100% of shares in the company to Orange Moldova SA, a unit of France Telecom's Internet and mobile arm Orange. Baker Botts advised the sellers as English counsel, while Orange was advised by Trevors Smith as English counsel and Schoenherr and Vernon | David as local counsel. N/A Moldova http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/moldova/5192-turcan-cazac-schoenherr-and-vernon-david-advise-on-sale-of-sun-communications-to-orange-moldova
Jun-16 CMS; Kinstellar; Turcan Cazac Turcan Cazac assisted the EBRD in the restructuring and increase of its stake in Victoriabank, Moldova's third-largest lender, from 15% to 27.56%. N/A Moldova http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4744-turcan-cazac-kinstellar-advise-on-ebrd-restructuring-and-increase-of-victoriabank-stake
Oct-16 Kinstellar Kinstellar's team in Bucharest advised Alpha Bank Romania on the divestiture of its shares in the Chisinau-listed Moldavian bank, Victoriabank S.A., to the EBRD. N/A Moldova http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/moldova/5179-kinstellar-advises-alpha-bank-on-divestiture-of-shares-in-moldavian-victoriabank-to-ebrd
Aug-16 Turcan Cazac Turcan Cazac obtained clearance from the Moldovan Competition Council in Moldova for the proposed acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV of SABMiller plc. N/A Moldova http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5087-turcan-cazac-assists-anheuser-busch-in-first-cross-border-merger-notified-to-the-moldovan-competition-council
May-16 Allen & Overy; Cleary Gottlieb Allen & Overy advised KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and EBRD, senior lenders, in connection with the project financing of the development of a utility-scale wind farm to be constructed in Krnovo, Montenegro and sponsored by Akuo. Cleary Gottlieb advised the sponsor. N/A Montenegro
Apr-16 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati advised Net Holding on management agreements to operate Montenegrin casinos Casino Montenegro (in Podgorica) and Casino Avala (in Budva). N/A Montenegro http://ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4383-bdk-advokati-advises-net-holding
Jun-16 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati assisted Net Holding on its entrance into a management agreement for the Casino Royale Splendid in the Splendid Hotel. N/A Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4757-bdk-advises-net-holding-on-management-agreement-for-casino-royale-splendid
Oct-16 BDK Advokati; Harrison Solicitors On September 14, 2016, a consortium of Eni (Italy) and Novatek (Russia) signed a Concession Contract for the Production of Hydrocarbons with the Montenegrin Government. BDK Advokati advised Eni and Harrison Solicitors advised Novatek on the deal. N/A Montenegro http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/montenegro/5010-bdk-and-harrison-solicitors-advise-on-eni-novatek-joint-concession-agreement
May-16 CMS; Essex Court Chambers; Harrisons Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr represented Montenegro in a successful investment dispute with MNSS B.V. and Recupero Credito Acciaio N.V. (both from the Netherlands) in an ICSID (AF) arbitration involving claims of over EUR 100 million. MNSS and Recupero Credito Acciaio were represented by lawyers from Essex Court Chambers, CMS, and Harrison's Partners. EUR 100 million Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4587-schoenherr-prevails-for-montenegro-in-icsid-arbitration
Jan-16 CMS; Law Firm Miro Senica Law Firm Miro Senica acted as legal counsel to the Montenegrin company Monte Rock in its acquisition of shares in HIT Montenegro and the Maestral tourist complex in Przno, Montenegro - from Slovenia's HIT Gorica DD (75%) and Daimond (25%), in bankruptcy. CMS Podgorica advised HIT Gorica. N/A Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/3859-miro-senica-and-cms-advise-on-monte-rock-acquisition-of-maestral
Feb-16 Harrisons; Jankovici Popovici Mitic JPM advised Delta Real Estate on the sale of its ownership quota in companies that own and operate the Delta City Shopping Malls in Belgrade and Podgorica and advised Hemslade Trading Limited on the sale of its ownership in the company that owns and operates the shopping mall in Podgorica as well to Hyprop Investments Ltd (South Africa) and Homestead Group Holdings Ltd. Harrisons advised the buyers on the two deals, which amounted to EUR 202.75 million. EUR 202.75 million Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4074-jpm-represents-delta-real-estate-in-sale-of-ownership-in-belgrade-and-podgorica-shopping-malls
Jul-16 Hogan Lovells; Marjanovic Law Marjanovic Law acted as local Montenegrin counsel to Hogan Lovells Dubai in advising the Investment Corporation of Dubai on its purchase of the Porto Montenegro marina. N/A Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4934-marjanovic-law-advises-on-porto-montenegro-acquisition
Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft on its acquisition of shares in a micro finance institution and a subsequent capital increase. N/A Montenegro
Jul-16 King & Spalding; Schoenherr Schoenherr secured a win for Montenegro in the state's second investment arbitration, this time against CEAC, a Cypriot Holding Company represented by King & Spalding International. N/A Montenegro http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/5069-schoenherr-successful-for-montenegro-in-investment-arbitration
Jan-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. and its shareholder funds managed by Centerbridge in connection with the public tender offer for 100% of shares in Magellan S.A. N/A Poland
Mar-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy represented Skandia S.A., an insurer offering unit-linked products in Poland, in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority regarding abusive surrender charges. The firm managed to secure a commitment decision for Skandia, with no fine imposed. N/A Poland
Mar-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised the financing banks on financing a group of three special-purpose companies fully-owned by Polenergia (formerly: Polish Energy Partners S.A. (PEPSA)) for the construction of a portfolio of four wind farms in Poland, including construction of the 36.8MW Skurpie wind farm and construction of the 48MW Mycielin wind farm, as well as the Gawlowice (with a capacity of 41.4 MW) and Rajgrod (with a capacity of 25.3 MW) farms. PLN 1,092,8 million Poland
Apr-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised EDF EN Polska, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, on its acquisition of three Polish wind farms Parnowo, Ustka, and Smolecin, with a total capacity of 108 MW, from Greentech Energy Systems A/S, a major Danish renewable energy group listed on the Copenhagen Nasdaq OMX. EUR 5.4 million Poland
May-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Talanx International AG, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, and TU Europa S.A. on the sale of 51% of shares in Open Life Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Zycie S.A to LC Corp B.V., a company controlled by Dr. Leszek Czarnecki. N/A Poland
May-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Innova Capital on the sale of Marmite International to Cranemere. N/A Poland
Oct-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny on the establishment of a EUR 4 billion international mortgage covered bonds program - the first international mortgage covered bonds program to be established by a Polish mortgage bank. N/A Poland http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4999-a-o-advises-on-first-international-mortgage-covered-bonds-program-by-polish-bank
Oct-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised a consortium of funds consisting of Cinven, Permira, and Mid Europa, on their acquisition of the Allegro Group from South Africa-based Naspers. Allen & Overy advised Naspers on the deal. USD 3.253 billion Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5112-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advise-on-acquisition-of-allegro-by-cinven-permira-and-mid-europa
Nov-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne S.A. on syndicated refinancing of up to PLN 410 million organized by ING Bank Slaski S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., and Raiffeisen Polbank S.A. Allen & Overy advised the banks on the transaction. PLN 410 million Poland http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5299-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advise-on-wydawnictwa-szkolne-i-pedagogiczne-refinancing
Jun-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig Allen & Overy advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (member of the UniCredit Group), Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (member of the Santander Group), PZU FIZ AN BIS 1, Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., RBS Bank (Polska) S.A., The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, and Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. on restructuring the EMPIK Media & Fashion S.A. Group's financial indebtedness. Greenberg Traurig advised one of the shareholders. Clifford Chance advised EM&F. PLN 1 billion Poland
Aug-16 Allen & Overy; DJBW Danilowicz Jurewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; Magnusson; P+P Pollath + Partners DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised Europoles Renewables GmbH, a member of the VTC Group from Munich, on its acquisition of 62.5% of shares of Bilfinger Mars Offshore Sp. z o.o. from Bilfinger SE. Allen & Overy advised Bilfinger SE on the deal, with P+P Pollath + Partners advising Europoles Renewables on German aspects. Minority shareholder MS Mars was advised by Magnusson. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5118-djbw-advises-europoles-renewables-on-share-purchase-in-bilfinger-mars-offshore http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5131-magnusson-allen-overy-and-p-p-pollath-advise-on-europoles-renewables-purchase-of-majority-stake-in-bilfinger-mars-offshore
Aug-16 Allen & Overy; Global Law Office; Zhong Lun Law Firm Allen & Overy was international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland on its issue of RMB 3 billion panda bonds, underwritten by Bank of China Limited and HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited. China's Zhong Lun Law Firm was Chinese counsel to the Ministry of Finance, and the Global Law Office advised the banks. EUR 405 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4812-allen-overy-advises-poland-on-issuance-of-first-european-sovereign-panda-bond
Apr-16 Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig; Weil Gotshal & Manges Greenberg Traurig advised Alior Bank on its agreement to acquire Bank BPH's core business from affiliates of GE Capital. Weil advised GE Capital on the sale. Allen & Overy advised the management board of Bank BPH. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4372-greenberg-traurig-and-weil-advise-on-alior-bank-acquisition-of-core-business-of-bank-bph-from-ge-capital
Jun-16 Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised the Nordea Group on its disposal of the Nordea Polish Open-ended Pension Fund to Aegon. Allen & Overy advised Aegon on the deal. PLN 6.45 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4874-hogan-lovells-and-allen-overy-advise-on-nordea-group-sale-of-nordea-ofe-to-aegon-pte
Jun-16 Allen & Overy; Linklaters Allen & Overy advised a group of creditors (ING Bank, BZ WBK, PKO BP, CACIB, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, BNPP, Societe Generale, RBI/RBPOL, PZU S.A., DNB Bank Polska, and DNB Nor) on the PLN 1.734 billion refinancing of EmiTel sp. z o.o.'s term facilities and granting new facilities for asset acquisition and general corporate purposes. Linklaters advised the borrower. PLN 1.734 billion Poland
Nov-16 Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Paksoy Paksoy advised Turkiye Ihracat Kredi Bankasi (Turk Eximbank), Turkey's official export credit agency, on its issuance of USD 500 million bonds due 2023 under its USD 1.5 billion Global Medium Term Note Program. Linklaters acted as counsel to Turk Eximbank on English law aspects of the project, and Allen & Overy advised the banks on the issuance. USD 500 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5248-paksoy-advises-on-turk-eximbank-bond-issuance
Feb-16 Andrzej Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego; BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax represented Rank Progress on the sale of the Aviator shopping center under construction in Mielec, Poland, to France's E.Leclerc supermarket and hypermarket chain - which was advised by Andrzej Lulka Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego. PLN 67 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4130-bsww-advises-rank-progress-on-sale-to-e-leclerc-of-aviator-shopping-center-under-construction-in-mielc
Feb-16 Aval Consult; Mrowiec Fialek and Partners Mrowiec Fialek and Partners advised Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne S.A. on its purchase of the multimedia educational package called "Kariera na Maksa." The seller, Progra, was advised by Aval Consult. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4194-mrowiec-fialek-and-aval-consult-advises-on-software-purchase-and-implementation-in-poland
May-16 Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised a consortium consisting of the EBRD, Alior Bank, and Bank Ochrony Srodowiska on facilities granted to companies from the group of Fieldon Investments spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia Wiatromill sp.k., a subsidiary of Israel's Energix group, for the financing and refinancing and operation of the Banie wind farm. Baker McKenzie advised Energix on the deal. PLN 552 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4662-clifford-chance-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-financing-of-banie-wind-farm-in-poland
Oct-16 Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Dentons Clifford Chance advised on a joint venture investment of White Star Real Estate and Europa Capital related to the acquisition of the Plac Malachowskiego office building in central Warsaw from Kulczyk Silverstein Properties, which had purchased the property in 2012 from Hochtief Development Poland. Dentons advised Kulczyk Silverstein Properties on the deal, with Baker McKenzie advising Hochtief Development. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5174-clifford-chance-and-dentons-advise-on-acquisition-of-the-plac-malachowskiego-in-warsaw
Jun-16 Baker McKenzie; JF Legal Baker McKenzie advised the ASBUD Group on the acquisition of land located between the Warszawa Gdanska railway and the Arkadia shopping center in Warsaw from Balmoral Properties. JF Legal advised Balmoral on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4795-baker-mckenzie-advises-asbud-on-acquisition-of-land-in-warsaw
Jan-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners successfully represented Schuessler-Plan Inzynierzy in proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals in a dispute involving a public service contract for the development of pre-project documentation for the project revitalization of Poland's railway line no. 25, which covers the Padew National-Mielec-Debica route. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3868-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-schuessler-plan-inzynierzy-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
Feb-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners successfully represented the Polish Association of Construction Employers in appeal proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals regarding a tender for "Year-round, comprehensive maintenance in the 'maintain standard' segment of the a2 motorway modla-dabie from km 257 + 560 to 303 + 145 with all its elements." N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4091-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-polish-association-of-construction-industry-employers-in-public-procurement-dispute
Apr-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partner reported a second successful claim made on behalf of the Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers against the Poznan Division of the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, again regarding the latter's failure to make its description and methods of evaluation of tenders sufficiently clear. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4428-bs-p-again-successful-for-polish-association-of-construction-industry-employers-in-polish-national-court-of-appeal
Jun-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners successfully represented Poland's POLMED SA medical company in proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals in a dispute involving a public service contract for the provision of comprehensive medical services to the Gas Transmission Operator Gaz-System S.A. for a period of 36 months. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4713-bs-p-successful-for-polmed-before-polish-national-chamber-of-appeals
Jun-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners successfully represented PW ETA in public tender proceedings for maintenance services and construction projects on the roads in the areas of the Polish city of Dabrowa Gornicza. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4783-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-pw-eta-in-public-tender-for-maintenance-services
Jul-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners succeeded in a claim it made before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals on behalf of Saferoad Grawil and Saferoad Kabex against the Poznan Division of the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways regarding a public tender for year-round, comprehensive maintenance in a segment of Poland's s11 motorway. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5046-bs-p-successful-for-saferoad-group-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
Aug-16 Bierc Siwik & Partners Bierc Siwik & Partners succeeded in its representation of Poland's PORR Polska Infrastructure before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals in a dispute with the Province Roads Authority Lodz involving a public service contract for the expansion of provincial road no. 710 by constructing a bridge across the Warta river. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5098-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-porr-polska-infrastructure-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
Apr-16 Brandford Griffith; DMS DeBenedetti Majewski; Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide advised the Eolfi group on the sale of a wind farm portfolio to Quadran. Quadran was advised by France's Brandford Griffith law firm, with support in Poland from DMS DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4393-gide-and-brandford-griffith-advise-on-sale-of-polish-wind-farm-portfolio-by-eolfi-to-quadran
Dec-15 Brudkiewicz, Suchecka & Partners; Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Dentons advised Stadler on the execution of projects with separate Polish rail carriers PKP Intercity (which was advised by DZP), and Lodzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna (which was advised by Brudkiewicz Suchecka i Partnerzy). PLN 2.11 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3721-dentons-represents-stadler-in-separate-polish-projects http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3835-dzp-advises-pkp-intercity-on-train-acquisitions
Jan-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised Immobel on the sale of the Okraglak project, consisting of two office buildings located in the center of Poznan. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3881-bsww-legal-tax-advises-immobel-on-sale-of-okraglak-project
Feb-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW advised PayTel S.A., an ICT company providing services in the area of mass payment processing, on its agreement with Orange Polska S.A. for the provision of payment services and other services related to settlement of cash and cashless transactions in the sale network of Orange Polska S.A. PLN 31 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4072-bsww-advises-paytel-on-agreement-with-orange
Feb-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised Kredyt Inkaso S.A. on the recent issue of series Z bonds with a face value of PLN 40 million. PLN 40 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4161-bsww-legal-tax-advises-on-kredyt-inkaso-bond-issuance
Mar-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal and Tax is advising Ideal Idea Formad Sp. z o.o. sp. k. on the development of Ideal Idea Park IV in Warsaw, Poland. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4215-bsww-advises-on-another-ideal-idea-park-in-poland
Mar-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised and represented Volvo Car Germany and AVS Automotiv VersicherungsService in proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection following the formation of a joint venture. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4243-bsww-represents-volvo-and-avs-in-concentration-notification-proceedings
Aug-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised Polnord S.A. on a Series O bond issue with a total nominal value of PLN 20 million. PLN 20 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4794-bsww-advises-polnord-on-bond-issue
Oct-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax represented the global real estate consultancy Savills in its lease of new headquarters in the Q22 office tower in Warsaw from Echo Investment. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5176-bsww-advises-savills-on-lease-of-new-headquarters-in-warsaw
Dec-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax advised Artifex Mundi S.A. on its debut on the Warsaw stock exchange. PLN 99,405,000 Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5431-bsww-advises-on-ipo-of-artifex-mundi
Dec-15 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Aero2 Sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of 51% of the shares in Sferia S.A. N/A Poland
Dec-15 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised CP Retail B.V. on its entrance into a joint venture with a company operating a shopping center in Gdansk. N/A Poland
Feb-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised the Griffin Real Estate Group on its recent bond issue, part of a renewable program, of up to PLN 300 million. PLN 300 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4158-cdz-advises-on-griffin-bond-issue-in-poland
May-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised MIDAS S.A. on the acquisition of 66% of the shares in ALTALOG Sp. z o.o. from the Research and Academic Computer Network. N/A Poland
May-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised SaveCartTM, a new marketing technology start-up, on an equity investment in the company by an unnamed investor, who assumed a 15% stake in the company for PLN 1 million. The founding shareholders retain the remaining shares. PLN 1 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4689-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-savecarttm-on-equity-investment
Jun-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto won a tender to provide legal services to PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4738-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-wins-tender-for-pge-energia-odnawialna
Jul-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised real estate investor and developer Capital Park Group on setting up a joint venture with the Akron Group in order to modernize the ETC shopping center in the town of Swarzedz, Poland. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4738-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-wins-tender-for-pge-energia-odnawialna
Jan-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised mBank S.A. as the arranger of the secured bond issuance program of Griffin Real Estate Invest Sp. z o.o. - which was advised by Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3792-clifford-chance-advises-griffin-real-estate-invest-on-bond-issue
Jun-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Gessel Gessel advised Salmo and its owners on the sale of 100% of Salmo shares to the Fox International Group Limited. Fox International was advised by Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4792-gessel-advises-on-sale-of-salmo-to-fox-international
May-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; SKS Legal Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Solser Management Limited on the sale of the Centrum Mobilnych Technologii Mobiltek S.A. Group to the MCI Private Ventures FIZ closed investment fund. SKS Legal advised MCI Private Ventures on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4545-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-centrum-mobilnych-technologii-mobiltek-s-a-on-sale-of-shares
Mar-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; SKS Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised the shareholders of Centrum Mobilnych Technologii Mobiltek S.A. (CMTM) on the sale of 100% of its shares and 100% of its shares in other group companies, including Eurokoncept Sp. z o.o. and Dotpay S.A. (whose sole shareholder is CMTM), to MCI Private Ventures Closed Investment Fund. SKS Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised MCI on the deal. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4295-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-on-centrum-mobilnych-technologii-mobiltek-sale-of-group-companies
Oct-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Werner & Partners Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised CP Closed Investment Fund (with the CP Private Equity and CP Absolute Return sub-funds) and Capital Partners Investment I FIZ. - two funds managed by TFI Capital Partners S.A. (a subsidiary of Capital Partners S.A.) - on assuming shares in Orbitvu Sp. z o.o. Werner & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4997-cdz-advises-tfi-capital-partners-on-new-technology-market-investment
Mar-16 Charles Russel Speechlys; Heuking, Kuhn, Luer, Wojtek; Noerr; Stephenson Harwood Noerr advised the shareholders of the malt producer Tivoli Malz, Hamburg, on the sale of its Global Malt division to England's Anglia Maltings Group - a long-term cooperation partner of Global Malt. Charles Russell Speechlys worked alongside Noerr and advised the sellers on matters of English law, while Stephenson Harwood (on matters of English law) and Heuking, Kuhn, Luer, Wojtek (on German law) advised the buyers. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4239-noerr-advises-on-sale-of-global-malt-to-anglia-maltings
Mar-16 Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr; Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Pinsent Masons; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Kochanski Zieba & Partners (acting as Polish counsel), Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (as South African counsel), and Pinsent Masons (as UK counsel) advised Redefine Properties Limited on its acquisition of a majority stake in Echo Prime Properties B.V. The seller was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. EUR 1 billion Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4210-kzp-and-weil-among-firms-advising-on-eur-1-billion-real-estate-portfolio-deal-in-poland
Dec-16 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance represented the TDJ Group in the Kopex Group's debt restructuring. The signing of the restructuring documents was the last condition precedent to the TDJ Group's acquiring the majority of the shares in Kopex S.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5440-clifford-chance-represents-tdj-group-in-debt-restructuring-of-kopex-group
Oct-16 Clifford Chance; Deloitte Legal; Dentons Clifford Chance Warsaw advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. and ING Bank Slaski S.A. on the financing of the acquisition of the Krosno S.A. glasswork in liquidation bankruptcy by Krosno Glass sp. z o.o., a Warsaw company set up by Coast2Coast Capital, an investment fund from the Republic of South Africa. Dentons advised Coast2Coast on the financing, with Deloitte Legal advising it on the actual M&A. EUR 27.5 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5006-clifford-chance-dentons-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-financing-and-acquisition-of-krosno-s-a-glassworks
Nov-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; Linklaters Clifford Chance advised Arctic Paper S.A. and its subsidiaries in Poland and Sweden on the comprehensive refinancing of their indebtedness to BZWBK, Pekao SA, and mBank. The facilities were granted by a consortium consisting of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., and the EBRD - all advised by Linklaters - while the bond issue was organized by Haitong Bank, which was advised by Dentons. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5226-clifford-chance-linklaters-and-dentons-advise-on-arctic-paper-refinancing
Jul-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised ING Bank on a loan facility provided to Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund for the acquisition of a logistics portfolio in Poland from NBGI Private Equity. Clifford Chance advised Hines on both the financing and the acquisition, while Dentons advised NGBI on the sale. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4942-norton-rose-fulbright-clifford-chance-and-dentons-advise-on-financing-for-and-acquisition-of-polish-logistics-portfolio-by-hines
Feb-16 Clifford Chance; FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz Clifford Chance advised Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A. and Bank Millennium S.A. on loan facilities totalling PLN 105 million provided to Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii to finance the construction of an oncology hospital in Radom and to refinance the existing debt of the Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii group of companies. FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised the Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii and its main investor on the loan. PLN 105 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4123-clifford-chance-and-fka-furtek-komosa-aleksandrowicz-advise-on-financing-of-kliniki-neuroradiochirurgii
May-16 Clifford Chance; Gessel; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance advised a consortium of financial institutions made of up Alior Bank S.A. and PZU (a closed-end fund managed by PZU TFI) on the financing of the acquisition of ProService Agent Transferowy by Oaktree Capital and Cornerstone from Highlander fund. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the buyers on the acquisition, while Gessel advised Highlander. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4753-clifford-chance-advises-on-financing-of-oaktree-capital-and-cornerstone-acquisition-of-proservice-agent-transferowy
Dec-16 Clifford Chance; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Weil Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance represented Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen S.A., acting as part of a consortium with the Polish Sovereign Wealth Fund, in the acquisition of 32.8% of the shares in Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (Bank Pekao) from UniCredit. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised PFR and Weil advised UniCredit on the transaction. EUR 2.45 billion Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5452-clifford-chance-and-weil-advise-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-bank-pekao
Dec-15 Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells Clifford Chance advised AXA on its plans to acquire Liberty Ubezpieczenia, an insurance company belonging to Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Hogan Lovells advised Liberty Mutual. EUR 21.6 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3757-clifford-chance-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-axa-acquisition-of-liberty-ubezpieczenia
Jan-16 Clifford Chance; Noerr Noerr advised the Pearl River Piano Group on a strategic alliance agreement with the German piano maker Schimmel. Clifford Chance advised the buyer on banking & finance and insurance aspects. N/A Poland
Nov-16 Clifford Chance; Soltysinski Kawecki Szlezak; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Clifford Chance's Warsaw office advised the IK Investments fund on a preliminary agreement to sell the Axtone Group to the ITT Corporation. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Frankfurt and Soltysinski Kawecki Szlezak in Warsaw advised ITT on the deal. EUR 100 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5233-clifford-chance-advises-ik-investments-on-sale-of-axtone-group
Jan-16 Clifford Chance; Travers Smith; Weil Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance advised the Empik Media & Fashion group on its sale of the Smyk Group to Coortland Investments (a special purpose company of global private equity fund Bridgepoint). Weil Gotshal & Manges acted on behalf of Bridgepoint on the EUR 247 million sale, and Travers Smith advised the management of Smyk. (CMS advised Pekao SA as mandated lead arranger on the financing of Bridgepoint and Redcliffe Partners advised on Ukraine aspects of the deal). EUR 247 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3911-clifford-chance-travers-smith-and-weil-advise-on-sale-of-the-smyk-group-to-bridgepoint
Jun-16 Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance represented a syndicate of banks consisting of PKO BP S.A. (agent), Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., HSBC, and ING bank Slaski S.A. in connection with the conclusion of a credit facility agreement with Synthos S.A. White & Case represented the Synthos S.A. Group. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4773-clifford-chance-advises-on-financing-for-synthos-s-a
Jun-16 Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. in connection with a credit facility granted to AASA Polska to finance its lending activities. White & Case advised AASA Polska on the financing. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4892-clifford-chance-and-white-case-advise-on-innovative-financing-for-aasa-polska
Jan-16 CMS CMS has advised Pekao SA as mandated lead arranger on the financing of Bridgepoint's EUR 247 million acquisition of Smyk Group from Empik Media & Fashion group. (Clifford Chance advised the Empik Media & Fashion group, Weil Gotshal & Manges acted on behalf of Bridgepoint on the sale, and Travers Smith advised the management of Smyk). N/A Poland
Mar-16 CMS CMS advised Grupa Wirtualna Polska on the acquistion of 100% of the shares in TotalMoney.pl for PLN 14.5 million. N/A Poland
Apr-16 CMS CMS acted as legal advisor to ING Bank Slaski SA with regard to financing provided Unimot SA to purchase and store diesel fuel as required by the Polish Act on mandatory reserves of fuel. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4425-cms-advises-on-ing-bank-slaski-on-unimot-financing-for-creation-of-mandatory-fuel-reserves
Apr-16 CMS CMS advised Shimge Pump Industry Group Co., Ltd., the China-based pump manufacturer, on its acquisition of WITA Wilhelm Taake GmbH, the Germany-based pumps maker, and HEL-WITA Sp. z o.o., the Poland-based pumps maker, from Lieselotte Hallinger, the Germany-based private investor, for EUR 11.3 million. N/A Poland
Aug-16 CMS CMS advised PKN Orlen on an investment in a new metathesis unit for the production of polymer-grade propylene. PLN 400 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4776-cms-advises-pkn-orlen-on-investent-in-new-metathesis-unit
Sep-16 CMS CMS was chosen by the Warsaw Stock Exchange as its legal advisor for a long-term bond issue designed to repurchase series A and B floating interest rate bonds scheduled to expire on January 2, 2017. PLN 120 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4982-cms-to-work-on-wse-bond-issue
Dec-16 CMS CMS advised on the construction of the Nowa Lodz Fabryczna railway station, one of the largest railway projects in the European Union and the most modern in Poland. As part of the project, CMS lawyers supported the general contractor of the railway station and the railway line, which was operated by a consortium consisting of Torpol, Astaldi, Intercor, and Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Drog i Mostow. EUR 393 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5446-cms-advises-on-construction-of-the-nowa-lodz-fabryczna-railway-station
Dec-16 CMS CMS advised Futureal Group on the sale of the Nova Park shopping center in Gorzow, in Poland, to a joint-venture formed by MAS Real Estate and Prime Kapital for EUR 88.5 million. EUR 88.5 million Poland
Oct-16 CMS; Crido Legal CMS advised the owners of Allcom sp. z o.o., a family-owned Polish freight forwarding company, on joining Hili Company. Crido Legal advised Hili Company on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5020-cms-and-crido-legal-advise-on-sale-of-allcom-to-hili-ventures
Dec-15 CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised IPOPEMA Securities, the offering agent and the bookrunner, and Bank Zachodni WBK, the manager of the offering, on the December 14 IPO of Enter Air. DLA Piper advised Enter Air on the offering. PLN 100 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3692-cms-and-dla-advise-on-enter-air-ipo
Feb-16 CMS; Drzewiecki Tomaszek Drzewiecki Tomaszek represented PZL Swidnik (the Polish subsidiary of Finmecanica Helicopters) in a case related to the supply of 70 multi-functional helicopters for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland organized by the State Treasury - Armament Inspectorate. The State Treasury was represented by the State Treasury Solicitors' Office, while Airbus Helicopters - one of the parties involved in the case - was represented by CMS. EUR 3 billion Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4197-drzewiecki-tomaszek-represents-pzl-swidnik-on-eur-3-billion-dispute-over-biggest-military-contract
May-16 CMS; Greenber Traurig; Weil Gotshal CMS advised on the Warsaw Stock Exchange debut of developer i2 Development and on the initial public offering of Dom Maklerski X-Trade Brokers S.A. (XTB). Weil Gotshal advised XTB as the issuer's counsel on the IPO, while Greenberg Traurig advised investment banks J.P. Morgan, Pekao Investment Banking S.A., UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch, and IPOPEMA Securities S.A on the XTB offering. PLN 34 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4614-cms-greenberg-traurig-and-weil-gotshal-advise-on-xtb-ipo-in-poland-and-cms-advises-on-i2-ipo-as-well
Feb-16 CMS; Hogan Lovells CMS advised developer Garvest Real Estate on the sale of the Pixel office building in Poznan to the Globe Trade Center. Hogan Lovells advised the Global Trade Center on the deal. EUR 32.2 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4035-cms-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-sale-of-poznan-office-building
Dec-16 CMS; Jara Drapala & Partners; Linklaters Jara Drapala & Partners successfully reached a settlement on behalf of Alpine Bau Deutschland AG in a lawsuit brought by the company as part of a consortium of contractors in 2014 against the Polish State Treasury for damages related to the consortium's construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw. Linklaters advised the Polish State Treasury in negotiations, with CMS advising Zurich Insurance. PLN 139 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5415-jara-drapala-partners-negotiates-settlement-in-dispute-involving-poland-s-national-stadium
Jul-16 CMS; Norton Rose Fulbright CMS advised China Everbright International Limited on its EUR 123 million acquisition of Novago, a Polish waste management company, from the Abris Capital Partners private equity fund. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Abris on the transaction. EUR 123 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4914-cms-advises-on-largest-chinese-investment-project-in-poland
Nov-16 CMS; Spearing Waite CMS acted for an unidentified Poland-based bidder on the acquisition of UK-based D & H Engineering Limited from sellers including Sanjay Mistry, an Indian private individual, for an undisclosed consideration. Spearing Waite provided counsel to the seller. N/A Poland
May-16 CMS; White & Case CMS reported that the Regional Court in Warsaw had dismissed the statement of claim of Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL-Swidniko - the Polish subsidiary of Finmecanica Helicopters - against the Polish State Treasury in a case involving a tender for the supply of 70 multi-functional helicopters to the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland with a value of approximately EUR 3 billion. CMS represented Airbus Helicopters - the winner of the tender - and was supported on offset issues by lawyers from White & Case in Poland. EUR 3 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4673-cms-and-white-case-successful-for-airbus-helicopters-in-tender-dispute-in-poland
Sep-16 CMS; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr CMS advised Qualia Development - a development company belonging to the PKO Bank Polski group - on the sale of land in Warsaw and at the Jurata seaside resort. Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised the buyers on the Warsaw deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4873-cms-advises-qualia-development-on-multiple-sales-in-poland
Apr-16 Crido Legal Crido Legal advised Aon on the lease of approximately 11,000 square meters of office space in Krakow's Enterprise Park complex, provided in a "built to suit" system. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4443-crido-legal-advises-aon-on-lease-of-office-in-krakow
Sep-16 Crido Legal; Dentons Crido Legal advised the Plaza Centers Group on negotiating the debt restructuring documentation of a company from the group's portfolio that owned the Zgorzelec Plaza Shopping Center, one step of which involved the sale of 100% of its shares in the shopping center to Equity House Sp. z o.o. Dentons advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4944-crido-legal-and-dentons-advise-on-debt-restructuring-of-plaza-centers-group-company
Aug-16 Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised Saybolt Holding BV in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Baltic Marine Surveyors. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4784-djbw-advises-saybolt-holding-on-acquisition-of-baltic-marine-surveyors
Oct-16 Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised Vivid Games S.A. on the process of the company's admission and introduction of shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5002-djbw-advises-on-prospectus-and-admission-of-shares-of-vivid-games-to-trading
Jul-16 Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised the MB Aerospace group on its purchase of 100% of the shares in Vac Aero Kalisz Sp. z o.o. from Canadian parent company Vac Aero International Inc. The preliminary share purchase agreement was governed by Canadian law, and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg was the lead counsel to MB Aerospace with respect to that agreement and to other aspects of the transaction governed by Canadian law. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4998-wkb-acts-as-polish-counsel-to-mb-aerospace-group-on-acquisition-of-vac-aero-kalisz
Jan-16 Dentons Dentons advised Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne, Poland's state-owned transmission system operator, on implementing an opinion issued by the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3916-dentons-advises-pse-on-implementation-of-acer-opinion
Jan-16 Dentons Dentons advised Bank PKO BP on loans to the Qualia Group in connection with two seaside real estate projects in Poland, and advised Raiffeisen Bank Polska on financing for Qualia Group in connection with a residential complex in Gdansk. PLN 153 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3903-dentons-advises-bank-pko-bp-and-raifeissen-bank-polska-on-financing-for-separate-polish-seaside-real-estate-projects
Apr-16 Dentons Dentons represented Medtronic in appeal proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeal in connection with a tender for purchase and successive delivery of equipment for angiographic scanning to the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Warsaw. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4355-dentons-successful-for-medtronic-in-poland-s-national-chamber-of-appeal
Jan-16 Dentons; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Partners Group AG, a global private markets investment manager, on the (indirect) acquisition of three commercial real estate properties in Poland. The acquisition was conducted by a Luxembourg acquisition vehicle and structured as a mixed share and asset deal under Luxembourg and Polish law. The commercial real estate properties were sold by a fund advised by an affiliate of Peakside Capital Advisors AG, which was advised by Dentons. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3790-dla-piper-advises-partners-group-on-acquisition-of-polish-real-estate-portfolio
May-16 Dentons; DLA Piper; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Bahr Dentons advised Grupa Energetyki Odnawialnej Renewables (GEO Renewables) on the sale of shares in an SPV operating the Lubartow wind farm in Poland to IKEA, and on an exchange of shares in the Ilza, Jedrzychowice, and Zgorzelec wind farms in Poland with EDP Renewables. WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr advised IKEA on the first deal, and DLA Piper advised EDP on the second. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4607-dentons-and-wkb-advise-on-geo-renewables-sale-of-shares-in-lubartow-wind-farm-to-ikea
Jul-16 Dentons; Greenberg Traurig The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig represented the US-based Amstar private equity fund and the Warsaw-based BBI Development real estate developer on the bulk sale of 72 residential units to German-fund Catella. Dentons advised Catella on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4963-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-amstar-bbi-partnership-bulk-sale-of-residential-units-to-catella
Sep-16 Dentons; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Rockcastle Global Real Estate, a property company specializing in retail centers in CEE, on the acquisition of Krakow's Bonarka City Center from TriGranit. Dentons advised TriGranit on the transaction. EUR 361 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4985-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-largest-property-transaction-in-poland-in-2016
Jun-16 Dentons; Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachingian; Orrick; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB acted as local Polish counsel and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian was global counsel to Naspers on its USD 15 million investment in the Brainly social learning network. Brainly was advised by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, with Dentons' Warsaw office advising the company on selected Polish law aspects. USD 15 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4807-wkb-and-dentons-provide-polish-advise-on-naspers-investment-in-brainly
Jul-16 Dentons; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Globe Trade Center S.A. on its acquisition of the Office Center Neptun in Gdansk and the Sterlinga Business Center in Lodz from Hines. Dentons advised Hines on the sales. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4924-hogan-lovells-and-dentons-advise-on-gtc-s-acquisition-of-gdansk-and-lodz-office-buildings-from-hines
Apr-16 Dentons; Hogan Lovells The Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells advised Union Investment Real Estate GmbH on its acquisition of the Ferio Konin shopping center in Poland from Rockspring Property Investment Managers. Dentons advises Rockspring on the deal. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4412-hogan-lovells-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-ferio-konin-shopping-center
Jun-16 Dentons; Hogan Lovells; White & Case White & Case advised Echo Investment S.A. on two significant loan transactions, with Hogan Lovells advising the lenders on the one and Dentons the lender on the other. EUR 317 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4786-white-case-dentons-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-separate-loans-to-echo-investment
May-16 Dentons; Linklaters Linklaters advised CBRE Global Investors on its acquisition of the 44.4 thousand square-meter Jantar shopping center in Slupsk, Poland, from Dormeo Investments, a subsidiary of Tristan Capital Partners. Dentons advised Tristan - which holds Dormeo Investments in a 90/10% joint venture with minority shareholder Mayland Real Estate - on the EUR 92 million transaction. EUR 92 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4570-linklaters-and-dentons-advise-on-cbre-global-investors-acquisition-of-the-jantar-shopping-center-from-tristan-capital-partners
Mar-16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Valad Europe on its acquisition of the Warsaw Corporate Center from German investment manager MEAG, which was advised by Linklaters. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4200-dentons-and-linklaters-advise-on-warsaw-corporate-center-sale
Dec-15 Dentons; Linklaters; White & Case Linklaters advised the European Shopping Centre Fund II on its acquisition of the Galeria Sfera shopping center, in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Financing for the deal was provided by Helaba, which was advised by White & Case. Dentons advised the seller of Galeria Sfera: Bielsko Business Center 3. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3657-linklaters-and-white-case-advise-on-acquisition-of-and-financing-for-bielsko-biala-shopping-center
Oct-16 Dentons; Radizikowski, Szubielska I Wspolnicy Dentons advised Liberty Global, the world's largest international TV and broadband company, on the acquisition - made through its Polish unit UPC Polska - of Multimedia Polska, Poland's number three cable operator. Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5126-dentons-and-radzikowski-szubielska-i-wspolnicy-advise-on-liberty-global-acquisition-of-multimedia-polska
Aug-16 Dentons; Wolf Theiss Dentons advised Polish Enterprise Fund VII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the EUR 170 million sale of a 100% stake in the Scitec Nutrition sports nutrition producer to Ascendis Health, a South African publicity listed health and care brands company. Ascendis Health was advised by Wolf Theiss. EUR 170 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4815-dentons-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-scitec-nutrition-by-enterprise-investors-to-ascendis-health
Jul-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy acted as legal counsel in connection with Medicalgorithmics' establishment of a bond issuance program of unsecured bearer bonds denominated in zlotys worth PLN 70 million. PLN 70 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4905-djbw-advises-medicalgorithmics-on-series-a-bond-issuance
Aug-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; Elzanowski Cherka & Wasowski DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised P.H.U Lokomotiv on the sale of forty-seven locomotives to Industrial Division sp. z o.o. Elzanowski Cherka & Wasowski advised Industrial Division on the sale. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5082-djbw-and-ech-w-advise-on-lokomotiv-sale-of-47-locomotives-to-industrial-division
Jul-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; PGNG DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised STK Group on the sale of 100% of STK S.A. shares and 80% of Kolej Baltycka shares to OT Logistics for PLN 33.1 million. PGNG advised OT Logistics on the deal. PLN 33.1 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4961-djbw-advises-stk-group-on-sale-of-shares-to-ot-logistics
May-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; Weil, Gotshal & Manges DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedicki i Wspolnicy advised Industrial Division's shareholders on the sale of part of their shares to a private equity fund managed by Abris Capital Partners. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the buyers. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4677-djbw-and-weil-advise-on-sale-of-industrial-division-shares-to-abris-capital-partners
May-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy; White & Case White & Case advised Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa S.A. and its subsidiary Spolka Energetyczna Jastrzebie S.A. on the sale of 100% of shares in Przedsiebiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. to PGNiG Termika. DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised PGNiG on the deal. PLN 190.4 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4594-white-case-and-djbw-advise-on-jastrzebska-spolka-weglowa-sale-of-shares-in-przedsiebiorstwo-energetyki-cieplnej
Jul-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; White & Case DJBW advised PGNiG Termika S.A. on a preliminary agreement to purchase 100% of Energy Company Jastrzebie S.A. shares from Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa S.A. for PLN 371.8 million. PLN 371.8 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4978-djbw-and-white-case-advise-on-preliminary-agreement-for-pgnig-termika-to-acquire-energy-company-jastrzebie
Feb-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised a consortium consisting of PORR Polska Infrastructure SA, ZUE SA, and Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Kopaln PeBeKa SA in a dispute with the City of Poznan City Transport Management and Poznanskie Inwestycje Miejskie sp. z o.o. over a tramline to be built in Poznan that was argued before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4023-dzp-guides-consortium-to-successful-settlement-in-poznan-tramline-case
Mar-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP persuaded the Supreme Court of Poland to uphold a judgment by the Court of Appeal of Warsaw, bringing to an end a long-running case involving conflicting rulings by the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw in a dispute between client Taifun Real sp. z o.o. and Exatel SA. T N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4274-dzp-successful-in-polish-supreme-court-regarding-arbitration-rules
Aug-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP reported that it served as main advisor and coordinator of the Polish-Swedish team of lawyers and tax and financial advisors on the USP Zdrowie Group's acquisition of the Polish-Swedish Naturell Group. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5113-dzp-advises-usp-zdrowie-on-acquisition-of-naturell-group
Aug-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised WGE Development on the restructuring of liabilities under ten bond series vis-a-vis 120 bondholders in accelerated arrangement proceedings. The case is being heard by the restructuring court in Warsaw. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4780-dzp-advises-wge-development-on-restructuring-of-liabilities
Aug-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP and Poland's State Treasury General Solicitor's Office represented the Republic of Poland in a case brought by Norwegian investors Geir and Kristian Almas under the Polish-Norwegian BIT. PLN 100 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4787-dzp-wins-investment-arbitration-before-permanent-court-of-arbitration-in-the-hague
Nov-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka provided Polish law advice to the Swiss company SSE Holding Ltd. in its acquisition of civil enterprises belonging to Orica Limited located in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5251-dzp-provides-polish-advice-to-sse-holding-on-acquisition-of-explosives-manufacturer
Nov-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka is advising Toyota on its announced plan to carry out two new investments in Poland: producing gear boxes for hybrid vehicles in a plant in Walbrzych and producing a new generation of petrol engines in a plant at Jelcz-Laskowice. PLN 650 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5238-dzp-advises-toyota-on-new-investments-in-poland
Jan-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Mrowiec Fialek and Partners Mrowiec Fialek and Partners advised Marcin Szulwinski, one of two shareholders of Grupa Nowy Szpital Sp. z o.o., in a leveraged management buyout of the company. The other shareholder - Marcin Roslewski - was represented by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3925-mrowiec-fialek-advises-shareholder-of-grupa-nowy-szpital-on-leveraged-buyout
Feb-16 Drzewicki Tomaszek The Drzewicki Tomaszek law firm advised Bank BGZ BNP Paribas Capital Development on its investment with the IPF Group and its founder and majority shareholder Mariusz Dolata. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4103-drzewicki-tomaszek-advises-bank-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-investment-in-ipf-group
Feb-16 Drzewicki Tomaszek; Traple Konarski Podrecki Drzewiecki Tomaszek was appointed by InPost Group, a Polish private postal operator, to represent it in opposition proceedings concerning invalidation of a trade mark against Poczta Polska (the Polish National Post). Traple Konarski Podrecki represented Poczta Polska on the matter. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4153-drzewiecki-tomaszek-representing-inpost-on-trade-mark-protection-dispute
May-16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek The Regional Court for Warsaw - Srodmiescie, as the court of first instance, ruled in favor of Drzewiecki Tomaszek client Jedrzej Trzcinski against mBank S.A. in a case involving the indexation clauses of a CHF-denominated mortgage loan agreement. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4624-dt-successful-in-indexation-clause-claim-against-mbank
Jun-16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek The Regional Court in Warsaw, as the court of second instance, agreed with Drzewiecki Tomaszek's argument, made on behalf of clients Monika and Sebastian Stasiak, that a contractual provision applied by Bank Millennium S.A. passing the cost of a loan insurance policy on to the borrower was unfair and not binding. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4740-drzewiecki-tomaszek-wins-high-ltv-case-against-bank-millennium-s-a
Jun-16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek; Traple Konarski Podrecki Drzewiecki Tomaszek successfully represented the Polish private postal operator InPost Group in opposition proceedings concerning invalidation of trademark protection for the "PACZKOMAT" trademark against Poczta Polska (the Polish National Post). Poczta Polska was represented by Traple Konarski Podrecki. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4872-drzewiecki-tomaszek-represents-inpost-in-trademark-protection-dispute-against-the-polish-national-post
Nov-16 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised on the cross-border merger of Elpro Development S.A. and Cypriot company EMP Investment Ltd., both of which belong to Emperia S.A. N/A Poland http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5296-wierzbowski-eversheds-assists-with-merger-of-polish-and-cypriot-companies
Dec-15 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds represented Benefit Systems before the General Inspector for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) in a high profile case related to its status under the Polish Personal Data Protection Act. Wierznbowski Eversheds lawyers also advised Benefit Systems on strategic issues relating to data flows between several Benefit Systems companies within the Benefit Systems group. N/A Poland
Feb-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Bristol-Myers Squibb on templates of agreements governing a conduct of clinical trials in Poland. The work included not only drafting templates but also adapting the documents already drafted for the Polish clinical trials market so that they comply with local and EU regulations. N/A Poland
Feb-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Vertex Pharmaceuticals on templates of agreements governing a conduct of clinical trials in Poland. The work included not only drafting templates but also adapting the documents already drafted for the Polish clinical trials market so that they comply with local and EU regulations. N/A Poland
Feb-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds successfully represented Emperia Holding in tax litigation that ended in February 2016 with a decision by the Supreme Administrative Court confirming that arbitration costs can be deducted by the parent company even if the case concerned the valuation of shares held by a subsidiary. PLN 20 million Poland
Apr-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised IT Kontrakt on establishing its operations in Switzerland. The work also included assisting with the incorporation of IT Kontrakt AG, the negotiation of the shareholders' agreement, and the acquisition of shares from the minority shareholder N/A Poland
Apr-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the Centerscape group on the acquisition of a commercial real estate portfolio with properties located in Chorzow, Prudnik, Rawa Mazowiecka, and Trzcianka, Poland. PLN 20 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4364-wierzbowski-eversheds-advises-centerscape-in-on-acquisition-of-commercial-real-estate-portfolio
Jun-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised KGHM on the implementation of new regulations on disclosure obligations of linked companies. The firm advised on the preparation of a new set of internal procedures to facilitate compliance with the new regulatory requirements that came into force in Poland on July 3, 2016. N/A Poland
Jun-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised AmRest Holdings SE on the implementation of new regulations on disclosure obligations of linked companies. The firm advised on the preparation of a new set of internal procedures to facilitate compliance with the new regulatory requirements that came into force in Poland on July 3, 2016. N/A Poland
Jun-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised GE in Poland on a tender for the supply of a gas power plant in Warsaw. N/A Poland
Aug-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the American engineering company Parker Hannifin on Polish aspects of its acquisition of the German company Jager Automobil-Technik GmbH and the Polish company Jager Automotive Polska Sp. z.o.o. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5092-wierzbowski-eversheds-advises-on-polish-elements-of-parker-hannifin-acquisition-of-jager-automotive
Sep-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Experian on acquisition of shares and registration of changes of corporate documents in Poland. N/A Poland
Dec-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised IKEA Retail on the launch of its first online store and telephone ordering system in Central and Eastern Europe. The project involved a wide range of IP, IT, consumer, and tax issues. N/A Poland
Jan-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski); Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Wierzbowski Eversheds represented Emerson Process Management in an appeal in the National Chamber of Appeals regarding a tender related to an electric power plant in Turow. N/A Poland
Feb-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski); Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Pinsent Masons; Kochanski Zieba & Partners worked alongside Pinsent Masons in advising Work Service S.A., which is already listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, on its February 18 listing on the London Stock Exchange. Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Capita IRG Trustees Ltd, the financial advisor of Work Service. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4135-kzp-and-pinsent-masons-advise-work-service-on-lse-listing
Apr-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski); Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Krajowa Spolka Cukrowa (KSC) on the acquisition of shares in Cristalco Hellenic Idiotiki Kefalaiouchiki Etaireia, a Greek trading company. The Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm acted as KSC's advisor in Greece. N/A Poland
Jul-16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade on the opening of its first representative office in CEE. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4916-fka-advises-on-establishment-of-cee-representative-office-by-china-council-for-the-promotion-of-international-trade
May-16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz; Gorrissen Federspiel; Hannes Snellman FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Viking Malt Oy on Polish aspects of its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Danish Malting Group, a Finnish malt producer, from the Carlsberg Group. The global advisor was Finland's Hannes Snellman law firm, with Gorrissen Federspiel advising on Danish law. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4668-fka-advises-viking-malt-oy-on-acquisition-of-danish-malting-group-from-carlsberg
Jan-16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz; Olesinski i Wspolnicy FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised mBank S.A. on sale of all shares in Call Center Poland S.A. to the Wroclaw-based CCIG Group sp. z o.o., a company operating in the sales support processes outsourcing sector. The CCIG Group was represented by Olesinski i Wspolnicy. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3978-fka-and-olesinski-i-wspolnicy-advise-on-mbank-sale-of-call-center-poland-to-ccig-group
Dec-16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz; Opennhoff & Partner FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Senvion GmbH on Polish aspects of its acquisition of the EUROS Group. Senvion's lead counsel on the deal was Germany's Oppenhoff & Partner. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5457-fka-advises-senvion-on-polish-aspects-of-acquisition-of-euros-group
Feb-16 Forystek & Partners Forystek & Partners reported that the Appeal Court in Szczecin, Poland dismissed the appeal of the lower court's judgment on behalf of firm client Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Poland, based on article 527 of the Polish Civil Code. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4010-forystek-partners-successful-for-pepsi-cola-general-bottlers-poland-in-action-pauliana
Feb-16 Forystek & Partners Forystek & Partners reports that the Regional Court in Legnica has granted the request of its clients, 92 shareholders of Polcolorit S.A., to protect their claims against a decision made at a recent extraordinary general shareholders meeting. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4059-forystek-partners-successful-for-minority-shareholders-in-opposition-to-delisting-resolution
Feb-16 Gessel Gessel secured a win for Gino Rossi S.A. in its claim against an unidentified producer of wristwatches for violation of its trademark and rights to the business name. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/3829-gessel-successfully-represents-gino-rossi-in-trademark-dispute
May-16 Gessel Gessel advised Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych on its IPO and admission to shares to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (main market). N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4665-gessel-advises-pbkm-on-ipo
Aug-16 Gessel Gessel advised Lentex S.A. on the sale of its controlling stake in Novita S.A. to Tebesa S.A., a subsidiary of Israel-based Vaporjet Ltd. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5120-gessel-advises-lentex-on-sale-of-stake-in-novita-to-tebesa
Sep-16 Gessel Gessel advised Polska Grupa Odlewnicza in Katowice on the issue of A1 series bonds worth PLN 42.2 million. PLN 42.2 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4963-gessel-advises-polska-grupa-odlewnicza-on-bond-issue-and-catalyst-debut
Oct-16 Gessel Gessel advised Mezzanine Capital Partners on its EUR 15 million investment in MBL, a manufacturer of rehabilitation equipment components. EUR 15 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5168-gessel-advises-mezzanine-capital-partners-on-investment-in-mbl
Oct-16 Gessel Gessel advised First Private Equity Fund FIZAN, managed by Vestor Dom Maklerski S.A., on the restructuring of the fund's financial involvement in Gwarant Grupa Kapitalowa S.A., in Katowice. PLN 12.4 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5026-gessel-advises-first-private-equity-fund-fizan-on-restructuring-of-involvement-in-gwarant-grupa-kapitalowa
Nov-16 Gessel Gessel successfully represented PZ Cormay SA in a case involving resolutions adopted at the company's August 26, 2014 Extraordinary General Meeting. The party bringing the claim alleged that the resolution were adopted consequent to an agreement by some of the financial shareholders to act in concert and that the resolutions ran contrary to established customs of fair dealing and to the interests of the company and its shareholders. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5361-gessel-successful-for-pz-cormay-sa-in-challenge-to-corporate-resolutions
Oct-16 Gessel; Lempicka Mincewicz Scibor Gorska Gessel advised the Raya Corporation during its indirect acquisition of stock in Makarony Polskie S.A. via an acquisition of Madova Sp. z o.o. from Bewa Sp. z o.o. The Lempicka Mincewicz Scibor Gorska law firm advised Bewa on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5188-gessel-advises-raya-corporation-on-acquisition-of-stock-in-makarony-polskie
Jul-16 Gessel; Oles & Rodzynkiewicz Gessel advised Zortrax, a 3D printing company, on an investment agreement it entered into with Ultro. Under the agreement Ultro is entitled to acquire a total of 1.2 million shares of Zortrax, which represents a 15% stake in the company. Oles & Rodzynkiewicz advised Ultro on the transaction. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5016-gessel-advises-zortrax-on-private-issue-of-stock-and-acquisition-of-investment-from-ultro
Mar-16 Gessel; RKKW Gessel represented SESCOM SA in an acquisition of a stake in CUBE.ITG, which was advised by RKKW. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4213-gessel-and-rkkw-advise-on-sescom-s-acquisition-of-stake-in-cube-itg
Jul-16 Gessel; RKKW Gessel represented the owners of the FitFabric chain of fitness clubs on the sale of its six clubs to the Fabryka Formy S.A. subsidiary of Benefit Systems S.A. RKKW - Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4956-gessel-and-rkkw-advise-on-sale-of-fitness-club-network-in-poland
Mar-16 Gessel; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Gessel advised Highlander Partners on the sale of 100% of the shares of Transfer Agent ProService to funds managed by Oaktree European Principal Group and Cornerstone Partners. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Oaktree and Cornerstone Partners. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4255-gessel-and-weil-advise-on-sale-of-transfer-agent-proservice-to-oaktree-european-principal-and-cornerstone
Jan-16 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Krassowski Gide Loyrette Nouel advised the Orpea group - a European provider of Long-Term Care (nursing homes), Post-Acute Care, and Psychiatric Care - on its acquisition of a 90% stake in MEDI-System from founder Marcin Zawadzki and the Highlander Partners private equity firm. The sellers were advised by the Krassowski law firm. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3907-krassowski-and-gide-advise-on-orpea-s-acquisition-of-medi-system
Dec-15 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised the Innova Capital private equity fund on the acquisition of a majority stake in PEKAES S.A. from Kulczyk Investments S.A. and Kulczyk Holding S.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3696-greenberg-traurig-represents-innova-capital-in-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-pekaes
Jan-16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Empik Media & Fashion S.A. on the sale of shares in Learning Systems Poland S.A. to Bookzz Holdings Limited. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3800-greenberg-traurig-advises-empik-media-fashion-on-sale-of-learning-systems-poland-to-bookzz
May-16 Greenberg Traurig The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig represented Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel in the acquisition of Midas S.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4552-greenberg-traurig-represents-cyfrowy-polsat-group-in-acquisition-of-midas
Jun-16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Bank Pocztowy on the first issue of the bank's bonds, part of the public bond issuance program for individual investors. IPOPEMA Securities was bookrunner and joint lead manager. PLN 1 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4764-greenberg-traurig-advises-bank-pocztowy-on-bond-issuance
Nov-16 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Venture Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety, managed by TFI Trigon S.A., on its acquisition of a non-controlling stake in U.S.-based Seed Labs Inc. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5223-greenberg-traurig-advised-venture-fundusz-inwestycyjny-zamkniety-on-its-first-series-a-investment-in-a-delaware-corporation
May-16 Greenberg Traurig; Magnusson Magnusson advised UBS Real Estate GmbH, acting in its capacity as advisor for a German depositary bank that is currently administering German Special-AIF UBS (D) Sector 3 Real Estate Europe, on the sale of the Nova Praga office building in Warsaw to Mazovia Capital. Greenberg Traurig advised Mazovia Capital on the transaction. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4679-magnusson-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-sale-of-nova-praga-office-building-in-warsaw
Sep-16 Greenberg Traurig; SRC Law Firm Greenberg Traurig advised HB Reavis Group on the sale of an A class office building to Golden Star Estate. The SRC Law Firm advised the buyers on the deal. EUR 120 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4921-greenberg-traurig-and-src-advise-on-hb-reavis-sale-of-warsaw-office-building
Dec-16 Greenberg Traurig; Weil Gotshal & Manges Greenberg Traurig represented the Managers of the Offering in an accelerated book-building process for the sale by European Media Holding S.a r.l. of a 27% stake in Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the sellers. PLN 390 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5396-greenberg-traurig-and-weil-advise-on-sale-of-stake-in-wirtualna-polska-holding
Jul-16 Greenberg Traurig; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr; WKB advised the holders of the majority of shares in Organic Farma Zdrowia S.A. - including the private equity fund Avallon - on the sale of 63.42% of the share capital (representing approximately 55.65% of the total voting rights in the company) to the Italian company EcorNaturaSi. Greenberg Traurig advised EcorNaturaSi on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4958-wkb-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-organic-farma-zdrowia-to-ecornaturasi
Sep-16 Herbert Smith; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB acted for Regenersis plc (now known as Blancco plc) on Polish legal aspects of the sale of its repair services business (specializing in the repair of mobile phones, tablets, credit card machines, and other similar devices) to CTDI Repair Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communications Test Design, Inc., for cash consideration of just over EUR 100 million. Herbert Smith Freehills acted as global counsel to Regenersis plc and coordinated the multi-jurisdictional legal effort. Herbert Smith Freehills acted as the seller's global counsel. EUR 100 million Poland
Oct-16 Hogan Lovells; Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Echo Polska Properties N.V. (EPP) - a leading fund operating as a REIT - and Echo Investment S.A., the largest Polish developer, on their joint agreement to buy a real property in Warsaw from Griffin Real Estate group and to jointly execute an investment project on the property. Echo Investment S.A. was represented by Weil Gotshal & Manges, while Griffin Real Estate was supported by Hogan Lovells. EUR 120 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5012-kzp-weil-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-high-profile-property-acquisition-in-center-of-warsaw
Feb-16 Hogan Lovells; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak assisted Orbico d o.o. on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Optimum Distribution CZ&SK s.r.o. from Empik Media & Fashion S.A., as well as 100% of the shares in Optimum Distribution Sp. z o.o. from Mataro Sp. z o.o., a direct subsidiary of Empik Media & Fashion S.A. Hogan Lovells advised Empik Media & Fashion on the sales. EUR 18.5 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4039-sk-s-advises-orbico-on-acquisition-of-optimum-distribution-cz-sk
May-16 Janos & Dryll Kancelaria Prawna; Wierzbicki Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Wierzbicki Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni advised Poland's ROBYG S.A. on its purchase of a property located in the Wola district of Warsaw, and the purchase of 99.74% of the share capital of Przedsiebiorstwo Zaplecza Technicznego TRANSBUD S.A., which operates on the property. The sellers were advised by Janos & Dryll Kancelaria Prawna. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4659-wierzbicki-adwokaci-advises-on-robyg-acquisition-of-warsaw-property
Jan-16 JGA; Mrowiec Fialek & Partners The Mrowiec Fialek & Partners law firm advised Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne on its acquisition of Profi-Lingua, one of the largest foreign language schools in Poland. The JGA law firm advised the shareholders and founders of the company, Maciej Jaglarz and Krzysztof Jaglarz, on the sale. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3893-mrowiec-fialek-and-jga-advise-on-sale-of-profi-lingua
Jul-16 K&L Gates; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Warsaw advised Consolidated Precision Products Corp. on its successful acquisition of two casting facilities located in Rzeszow, Poland from a business unit of Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. K&L Gates advised UTC on the transaction. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5009-wolf-theiss-and-k-l-gates-advise-on-consolidated-precision-products-acquisition-of-polish-casting-facilities-from-pratt-whitney-canada
Feb-16 Kancelaria Rapala; Lawmore; Lubasz i Wspolnicy Poland's Lawmore law firm represented Prowly sp z o.o. on the PLN 4.5 million in investment it received from Internet Ventures FIZ - part of the MCI Capital private equity group - and the Bluerank online and mobile advertising agency. Internet Ventures FIZ was advised by Kancelaria Rapala, and Bluerank was advised by Lubasz i Wspolnicy. PLN 4.5 milion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4066-lawmore-lubasz-i-wspolnicy-and-kancelaria-rapala-advise-on-investment-in-prowly-by-internet-ventures-fiz-and-bluerank
Feb-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners successfully defended a writer for Newsweek Poland against charges that he had defamed Browary Regionale Jakubiak in an article published in the magazine on September 29, 2014, and on the newsweek.pl. portal. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4105-kochanski-zieba-partners-successful-for-newsweek-journalist-in-defamation-case
Jun-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners and Dentons (New York) are acting for Darley Energy PLC as it commences a EUR 1.4 billion investment arbitration dispute against the Republic of Poland. EUR 1.4 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4760-kochanski-zieba-partners-and-dentons-to-act-for-darley-energy-in-arbitration-against-poland
Jun-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners The European Court of Human Rights allowed an application lodged by KZP on behalf of client Krzysztof Koniuszewski, a journalist from the weekly Auto Swiat magazine, against the Polish Government. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4828-kochanski-zieba-partners-wins-for-journalist-before-european-court-of-human-rights
Aug-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised the Skanska Group on the acquisition of property in the center of Warsaw from the Boryszew Group S.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5104-kzp-advises-skanska-group-on-acquisition-of-property-in-warsaw
Dec-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners; KSB Intax Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Generac Holdings Inc. on the acquisition of assets of Motortech Holding GmbH & Co. KG from its family shareholders. The sellers were advised by the KSB Intax firm on the transaction. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5441-kochanski-zieba-partners-advises-generac-holdings-on-acquisition-of-motortech-holding
Nov-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Echo Polska Properties N.V. on its acquisition of seven office buildings from Echo Investment S.A. The sellers were advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges. EUR 265 million Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5199-kzp-and-weil-advise-on-7-building-deal-in-poland
May-16 Laszczuk & Partners Laszczuk & Partners supported Velux Polska, a sales company belonging to the VKR Group, in negotiating a lease of 1,500 square meters of office space in The Park Warsaw office complex in Warsaw's Wlochy district from developer and property manager White Star Real Estate. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4537-laszczuk-partners-advises-velux-polska-on-lease-of-new-office-space
Jun-16 Laszczuk & Partners Poland's Supreme Administrative Court agreed with the argument made by Laszczuk & Partners on behalf of client the Holy Trinity Parish that a hotel with a restaurant cannot be built within a 50-meter buffer zone around active cemeteries. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4736-laszczuk-partners-wins-favorable-judgment-for-holy-trinity-parish-in-dispute-regarding-construction-near-cemeteries
Jul-16 Laszczuk & Partners Laszczuk & Partners advised Teradata on Polish matters related to its global sale of its Teradata Marketing Applications business to Marlin Equity Partners. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4966-laszczuk-partners-advises-on-teradata-sale-of-tma
Dec-16 Laszczuk & Partners Laszczuk & Partners advised the Holy Trinity Lutheran Parish in Warsaw on obtaining a final decision accepting building permit design and permission to construct a religious infrastructure building in Warsaw's Wlochy district. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5422-laszczuk-partners-helps-obtain-building-permit-for-holy-trinity-lutheran-parish-in-warsaw
Oct-16 Laszczuk & Partners; White & Case Laszczuk & Partners and White & Case represented B18-1 A/S company in a 5-year proceeding regarding its demand for the return of more than PLN 1.1 million of VAT tax. EUR 275, 000 Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5104-laszczuk-partners-and-white-case-help-danish-company-obtain-polish-vat-return
Mar-16 Lawmore; L.E. Lukasz Stanek Law Office; SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak I Wspolnicy Lawmore represented Stefan Bator, the founder of iTaxi, on iTaxi's acquisition of PLN 8 million in investment from Experior Venture Fund and existing investors, including Dirlango and Lech Kaniuk. The Experior Venture Fund was represented by the L.E. Lukasz Stanek Law Office, and Dirlango and Lech Kaniuk were represented by SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy. PLN 8 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4301-lawmore-ssw-and-lukas-stanek-advise-on-itaxi-investment
Apr-16 Lesnodorski Slusarek I Wspolnicy Lesnodorski Slusarek i Wspolnicy represented Peter Marusarz in a dispute with his sisters in the District Court of Zakopene over souvenirs of their father, Stanislaw Marusarz. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4368-lsw-successful-in-family-dispute-over-rights-to-famous-father-s-memorabilia
Dec-15 Linklaters; Modrzejewski I Wspolnicy Linklaters acted for W. P. Carey, a real estate investment trust specializing in corporate sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing, on the acquisition of the Multimedialny Dom Plusa office building. Multimedialny Dom Plusa is the headquarters of the giant Polish telecommunications operator, Polkomtel. The seller, Harmony-Warszawa-Konstruktorska sp. z o.o. - an entity affiliated with Polkomtel - was advised by Modrzejewski i Wspolnicy. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3752-linklaters-advises-w-p-carey-on-acquisition-of-multimedialny-dom-plusa-building-in-warsaw
Aug-16 Magnusson Magnusson advised a joint venture of Valad and Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of four office properties in the Wisniowy Business Park in Warsaw from Peakside Polonia Management. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5101-magnusson-advises-valad-europe-and-oaktree-capital-management-on-acquisition-of-wisniowy-business-park
Jan-16 Mannheimer Swartling; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Mannheimer Swartling assisted Gategroup on its December 2015 agreement to acquire 100% of Inflight Service Group from funds advised by Triton, a private equity company in the Nordic region. SEK 1.1 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3897-tgs-and-mannheimer-swartling-advise-gategroup-on-acquisition-of-inflight-service-group
Nov-16 Maruta Wachta Maruta Wachta obtained a PLN 17.5 million settlement for a consortium of three companies with claims relating to the construction of the National Stadium in Poland. PLN 17.5 million Poland http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5294-maruta-wachta-helps-settle-claims-involving-construction-of-poland-s-national-stadium
Mar-16 Mrowiec Fialek and Partners Mrowiec Fialek and Partners advised Arena.pl Sp. z o.o. on the implementation of a social networking ownership program. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4233-mrowiec-fialek-partners-advises-arena-pl-on-plannedshare-offer
Mar-16 Noerr Noerr provided strategic advice to Rolls Royce on a greenfield project for the development of a production site in Poland. N/A Poland
Jun-16 Noerr; Radzikowsi Szubielska Wspolnicy Noerr advised Target Global on a multimillion-dollar investment in ZnanyLekarz sp. z o.o. via subscription for newly issued shares of the increased share capital of ZnanyLekarz sp. z o.o. by a Target Global affiliate. Poland's Radzikowsi Szubielska Wspolnicy advised ZnanyLekarz on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4883-noerr-advises-target-global-on-investment-in-docplanner
Jul-16 Noerr; Vinge Noerr advised SAF-Holland S.A. on its takeover bid for the listed Swedish Haldex Group. The Vinge firm advised SAF-Holland on Swedish law. EUR 442 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5001-noerr-advises-saf-holland-on-takeover-bid-for-haldex
Mar-16 Norton Rose Fulbright; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Norton Rose Fulbright advised Fortum Holding BV on the acquisition of a 93% stake in Grupa Duon SA. Weil, Gotshal & Manges represented the sellers on the deal. EUR 100 million Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4251-norton-rose-fulbright-and-weil-gotshal-advise-on-fortum-acquisition-of-stake-in-grupa-duon
Jul-16 Oles & Rodzynkiewicz; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised the Danish company DAFA A/S on its purchase of 100% of shares in Interchemall sp. z o.o. The Oles & Rodzynkiewicz law firm advised the sellers. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4974-wkb-advises-dafa-on-acquisition-of-interchemall
May-16 Radwan-Rohrenschef Radwan-Rohrenschef represented the Casa Bella Developer (part of the Bridgamre Group) in a dispute with the City of Warsaw regarding compensation for damages resulting from the change of its zoning plan. EUR 3 million Poland
Mar-16 Radwan-Rohrenschef; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Radwan-Rohrenschef represented Hansol (a Korean technology company) in a dispute with the Bydgoszcz Water Company and Mostostal Warszawa SA, which ended with a tri-party settlement. WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr represented the defendants. PLN 5 million Poland
May-16 Rapala Law Office Poland's Rapala Law Office advised the Internet Ventures FIZ fund, managed by MCI Capital, on its investment in RemoteMyApp, a company which streams multimedia content from PCs to smartphones. Depending on the completion of conditions precedent, the investment may reach as much as PLN 6 million. EUR 1.36 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4573-rapala-advises-internet-ventures-in-remotemyapp-investment
Dec-15 RKKW The RKKW law office advised Fam Capital Group SA on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Cynkownia Wielun. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3662-rkkw-advises-fam-capital-group-in-takeover-of-cynkownia-wielun
Feb-16 Sadkowski & Partners Sadkowski & Partners successfully represented five families owning houses neighbouring the Auchan shopping center in Piaseczno, Poland in a dispute with Auchan. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4166-sadkowski-partners-successful-homeowners-in-dispute-with-auchan-over-shopping-mall-expansion
May-16 Skadden; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB assisted Middleby Corporation on Polish aspects of its acquisition of the Follett Corporation group. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as the buyer's global counsel. N/A Poland
Jul-16 Skadden; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr; WKB assisted Ball Corporation on the sale of four subsidiaries in Poland, part of its global sale of subsidiaries to the Ardagh Group. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was lead global counsel to Ball Corporation. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4968-wkb-is-local-polish-counsel-to-ball-corporation-on-sale-of-polish-subsidiaries-to-ardagh-group
Dec-16 Soltysinski Kanwecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Solaris Bus & Coach on the formation of a strategic partnership with Grupa Stadler relating to activity on the tramway market. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5402-soltysinski-kawecki-szlezak-advises-solaris-bus-coach-on-strategic-partnership-with-grupa-stadler
Jan-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Eurocash S.A on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Polska Dystrybucja Alkoholi Sp. z o. o. from shareholders Jack Janton, Jaroslaw Janton, Adam Janton, Andrew Tyrka, Zbigniew Makaruk, and Jakub Nowak. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3932-sk-s-advises-eurocash-on-acquisition-of-polska-dystrybucja-alkoholi
Feb-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak SK&S advised the Agora S.A. media conglomerate on the acquisition of 106 shares in the GoldenLine Sp. z.o.o. online portal, representing 53% of GoldenLine's share capital. EUR 1.9 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4006-sk-s-advises-agora-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-goldenline
Feb-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Frutarom Ltd. on its acquisition of a 75% shareholding in Amco Sp. z o.o., a leading producer of spice mixes and functional blends for the food industry. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3993-sk-s-advises-frutarom-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-amco
Feb-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak assisted Eurocash S.A. in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Firma Rogala sp. z o.o., a franchisee in the Delikatesy Centrum chain. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4032-sk-s-advises-eurocash-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-delikatesy-centrum-franchisee
Feb-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak assisted the Mexican company Grupo Industrial Saltillo in the acquisition of a stake in Automotive Components Europe, a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. PLN 350 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3984-sk-s-advises-grupo-industrial-saltillo-on-acquisition-of-automotive-components-europe
Oct-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Mexican group Finaccess Capital in the takeover of control of AmRest Holdings SE. PLN 1.5 billion Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5114-soltysinski-kawecki-szlezak-advises-finaccess-capital-on-takeover-of-amrest-holdings
Jul-16 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; White & Case White & Case advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., a member of Santander Group, on indirect financing to guarantee the potential acquisition by the fund FCapital Dutch B.V. of up to 34.29 percent of the shares in AmRest Holdings SE. Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised FCapital Dutch on Polish matters. EUR 356 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5041-white-case-and-sk-s-advise-bank-zachodni-on-financing-for-offer-to-acquire-amrest-shares
Apr-16 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Associates Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Associates advised Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited in a joint-venture with the Innova Capital private equity fund that will invest in Netsprint SA and LeadR. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4421-ssa-advises-dirlango-trading-in-jv-with-innova-capital
Jul-16 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Associates; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Poland's Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy law firm advised Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited on Innova Capital's investment into Dirlango portfolio companies Netsprint S.A. and LeadR Sp. z o.o. for a total of 48% of their shares. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Innova Capital on the deal. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4936-ssw-and-weil-advise-on-innova-capital-investment-in-netsprint-and-leadr
May-16 Squire Patton Boggs; White & Case Squire Patton Boggs advised INEOS Enterprises on its sale of INEOS Styrenics, its expandable polystyrene business, to Synthos S.A.. White & Case advised Synthos on the deal. EUR 80 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4605-squire-patton-boggs-and-white-case-advise-on-ineos-enterprises-sale-of-ineos-styrenics-to-synthos
Mar-16 SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Partners SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Partners advised Famur SA on a March 18, 2016 bond issue on the Catalyst bond market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4298-ssw-advises-famur-on-bond-issue
Oct-16 SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Partners A prospectus drafted by SSW for PlayWay S.A. was approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5170-ssw-prospectus-for-playway-approved-by-pfsa
May-16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the PRA Group on its PLN 174.5 million acquisition of 99.73% of shares of DTP S.A. EUR 39.5 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4588-spcg-advises-pra-group-on-acquisition-of-dtp-s-a
Jul-16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG successfully represented Socrates Investment S.A. before Poland's Supreme Court in a dispute worth approximately PLN 9 million regarding the payment of interest by a joint-stock company for a delay in dividend payments due to a declaration of annulment of the shareholders' resolution during the AGM. PLN 9 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4983-spcg-successful-for-socrates-investment-before-polish-supreme-court
Apr-16 Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Warsaw supported GEA Process Engineering sp. z o.o. on the sale of a process line for drying dairy products to Grajewo-based Spoldzielnia Mleczarska Mlekpol. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4482-taylor-wessing-advises-gea-process-engineering-on-sale-of-dairy-production-line
Jul-16 Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case White & Case advised UniCredit on the sale of approximately 26.2 million ordinary shares in Bank Pekao to institutional investors. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised joint bookrunners Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UBS, UniCredit Bank AG Milan Branch, and Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego S.A. EUR 750 million Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5030-white-case-advises-unicredit-on-sale-of-26-2-million-shares-in-bank-pekao
Apr-16 White & Case White & Case advised the Republic of Poland on its issuance of a USD 1.75 billion ten-year benchmark bond. USD 1.75 billion Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4468-white-case-advises-republic-of-poland-on-sovereign-bond-issue
May-16 White & Case White & Case advised Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V. on its acquisition of a 50% equity interest in Erca Poland sp. z.o.o and Erca Home & Personal Care S.r.l from Societa Chimica Lombarda S.p.A. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4694-white-case-advises-on-wilmar-acquisition-of-stake-in-erca-poland-and-erca-home-personal-care
Nov-16 White & Case White & Case advised Societe Generale as global coordinator, lead co-arranger, and dealer, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and PKO Bank Polski as co-arrangers and dealers, and Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg as dealer, on the establishment by PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A., a subsidiary of PKO Bank Polski, of a EUR 4 billion international covered bond issuance program, and the issue of EUR 500 million covered bonds thereunder. EUR 4 billion Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5213-white-case-advises-banks-on-pko-bank-hipoteczny-s-eur-4-billion-covered-bond-program
Nov-16 White & Case White & Case won an arbitration award for Indian investor Flemingo DutyFree, part of the international duty-free retail group the Flemingo Group, in a case brought against Poland under the India-Poland Bilateral Investment Treaty. N/A Poland http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5198-white-case-wins-award-for-indian-investor-against-poland
Feb-16 Wierzbicki Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Wierzbicki Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni signed a contract to provide legal services to the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw regarding various investment projects. N/A Poland http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3987-wierzbicki-wins-tender-to-advise-warsaw-museum-of-modern-art-on-investment-matters
Jun-16 Wistrand Stockholm; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB assisted Stena Metall with Polish aspects of its acquisition of IL Recycling group, which operates in Sweden and Poland (in Poland as First Recycling). Wistrand Stockholm acted as the buyer's global counsel. N/A Poland
Aug-16 WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised Dom Development S.A. with respect to the purchase of 100% of shares in Fort Mokotow Inwestycje sp. z o.o. Fort Mokotow Inwestycje sp. z o.o. has the right of perpetual usufruct of a 9.4 Ha land plot located in the district of Mokotow in Warsaw, next to Zwirki i Wigury Street and Raclawicka Street. N/A Poland
Dec-16 WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised ENEA S.A. on negotiations for and its entrance into an Investment Agreement with Energa S.A. and Elektrownia Ostroleka S.A.regarding the implementation of the Ostroleka C project. N/A Poland
Aug-16 CMS CMS advised the Polish Development Fund (Polski Fundusz Rozwoju) on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in ARP Venture. N/A Poland
Aug-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the owners of CFT Precyzja on corporate restructuring and negotiations of terms of investment by citizens of the United Arab Emirates. N/A Poland
Mar-16 Clifford Chance; Fieldfisher; Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law and Fieldfisher advised the German group Wirecard on its acquisition of Provus - Romania's leading payment processing and technological service provider - from Innova Capital. Clifford Chance advised Innova Capital on the acquisition, which also involved the acquisition of Romcard and Supercard Solutions & Services, the two Romanian subsidiaries of Provus. EUR 32 million Poland; Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4289-stratulat-albulescu-fieldfisher-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-wirecard-acquisition-of-provus
Oct-16 Bondoc si Asociatii; White & Case White & Case advised Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. on its acquisition of 61.16% of the shares in Kredyt Inkaso S.A. from its current shareholders. N/A Poland; Romania; Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5190-white-case-and-bondoc-asociatii-advise-waterland-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-kredyt-inkaso
Oct-16 Bondoc si Asociatii; CMS; Maravela & Asociatii; White & Case White & Case and Bondoc si Asociatii advised US-listed The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and CMS advised Romania-based Astra Rail Management GmbH on a joint venture entered into by the two. N/A Poland; Romania; Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5118-white-case-bondoc-si-asociatii-and-cms-advise-on-greenbrier-astra-rail-joint-venture
Dec-15 CMS CMS advised Polish private equity fund Innova Capital on the acquisition of Slovenia's Trimo Group, a leading European provider of complete solutions for building envelopes and steel facade systems. The sellers are nine banks, including Slovenia's largest bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka. N/A Poland; Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3704-cms-advises-innova-capital-on-purchase-of-trimo
Mar-16 Avellum; Baker McKenzie; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Integrites; Marszalek & Partners Ukrainian firms Avellum and Integrites and the Polish offices of Baker McKenzie and DZP advised Ukraine's Farmak pharmaceutical company on its acquisition of KWW Kotkowski Wierzbicki Wegrzyn. Marszalek & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland; Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4241-integrites-advises-farmak-on-competition-matters http://ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4261-avellum-integrites-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-ukrainian-acquisition-in-poland
Feb-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of Smartree Romania to buyers Dragos Rosca and Cylatrea Investments. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4005-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-enterprise-investors-on-sale-of-smartree-romania
Feb-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Technology in Central and Eastern Europe, the private equity fund advised by 3TS Capital Partners, on its buy-out of two shareholders of Internet Corp. N/A Romania
Mar-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy provided legal assistance to a syndicate of banks made up of Banca Comerciala Romana (as coordinator), BRD-Groupe Societe Generale, ING Bank N.V Amsterdam - Bucharest Branch, and Raiffeisen Bank in relation to a credit facilit of up to EUR 56 million granted to Med Life and other group entities. EUR 56 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4248-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-on-loan-to-med-life
Mar-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy successfully persuaded the Romanian Competition Council to reduce the fine it imposed on Aegon Societate de Administrare a unui Fond de Pensii Administrat Privat S.A. by over 80%. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4300-rtpr-allen-overy-obtains-reduced-competition-council-fine-on-aegon
Apr-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented Tymbark Maspex on a challenge of a fine levied by the Romanian Competition Authority against food retailers Metro, Selgros, Real, and Mega Image, and 20 of their suppliers for alleged anticompetitive vertical agreements related to promotional sales. EUR 35 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4413-rtpr-allen-overy-successful-for-tymbark-maspex-in-challenge-of-competition-authority-fine
Jun-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised private equity fund PAI partners, owner of R&R Ice Cream, on Romanian elements of its joint venture with Nestle to form a new entity which will be called Froneri and which will cover markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Philippines. Allen & Overy was global counsel to R&R Ice Cream on the deal. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4710-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-on-romanian-elements-of-joint-venture-between-r-r-ice-cream-and-nestle
Nov-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Bondoc & Asociatii; Dechert RTPR Allen & Overy advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of the Profi supermarket chain to Mid Europa Partners. The buyer was advised by Dechert on English law and by Bondoc & Asociatii on local matters. EUR 533 million Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5351-allen-overy-dechert-and-bondoc-asociatii-advise-on-largest-pe-transaction-ever-in-romania
Nov-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Botezatu & Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised Allianz Capital Partners on its acquisition of a 30% stake in E.ON Distributie Romania, the largest electricity and gas distribution network operator in the northern part of Romania. Botezatu & Asociatii advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5380-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-allianz-capital-partners-on-investment-in-e-on
Oct-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Bulboaca & Associates RTPR Allen & Overy advised Quadracir, a holding company for a variety of construction and related businesses, ion its exit from Alas Romania S.A., a Romanian company specializing in aggregates, concrete, recycling, and processing hard stones and other derivatives. Bulboaca & Associates advised the buyer. N/A Romania
Apr-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Deloitte Legal (Reff & Asociatii) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Enterprise Investors on its acquisition of the Noriel group from the Constantinescu family and Balkan Accession Fund, a PE fund advised by Axxess Capital. Reff & Asociatii - the Romanian member of Deloitte Legal - advised the Constantinescus on the transaction. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4422-rtpr-allen-overy-and-reff-asociatii-advise-on-enterprise-investors-acquisition-of-noriel
Sep-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Eversheds RTPR Allen & Overy advised private equity fund Catalyst Romania on its investment in the SmartDreamers S.R.L. online recruitment platform. Eversheds Lina & Guia advised SmartDreamers on the investment. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4899-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-catalyst-romania-on-investment-in-smartdreamers
Jul-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Gabriela Assoum Predescu; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised Elefant Online and its shareholders, Millennium Gold Resources and the Catalyst Romania private equity fund, on the investment into Elefant Online by the Emerging Europe Accession Fund (advised by Axxess Capital) and a supplementary investment from minority shareholder Catalyst Romania. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and sole practitioner Gabriela Assoum Predescu advised Axxess Capital on the transaction. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5043-rtpr-allen-overy-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-and-gabriela-predescu-advise-on-axxess-capital-s-investment-into-elefant-online
Apr-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Piperea si Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented the National Bank of Romania before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in a dispute with the ultimate shareholder of Banca Carpatica, Ilie Carabulea. Piperea si Asociatii represented the claimant. N/A Romania
Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Dentons; Skadden; Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners assisted Romanian aluminum producer Alro SA in securing two separate loans. The first one was extended by the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) and valued at USD 60 million. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on English law matters and Dentons advised the BSTDB. The second loan, which amounted to USD 137 million, was from a syndicate of banks and was aimed primarily at refinancing a credit from the EBRD. Clifford Chance advised the consortium and RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD. USD 197 million Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4094-zrp-dentons-a-o-clifford-chance-and-skadden-involved-in-two-loans-secured-by-alro
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; Leroy & Asociaii Leroy & Asociaii advised the International Finance Corporation on refinancing of the loan granted by BCR to MedLife group companies by a pool of four lenders. Allen & Overy advised BCR and the other refinancing lenders on the deal. EUR 54.7 million Romania
Jan-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Vastint Romania on a 48-hectare land acquisition in Bucharest. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3940-biris-goran-advises-vastint-on-real-estate-acquisition
Feb-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran announced "the successful closure of a new stage" in the lawsuit between Farmec SA and Romania's National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), obtaining an annulment of the ANAF's "taxation decision," which amounted to approximately EUR 13 million. EUR 13 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4146-biris-goran-wins-for-farmec-in-lawsuit-with-romanian-tax-authority
Sep-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Romanian property manager Adval Asset Management on the successful restructuring and refinancing of the Cascade Office building in Bucharest. EUR 6 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/4914-biris-goran-assists-adval-in-restructuring-and-refinancing-of-cascade-offices
Sep-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Dacris, a stationery and office supplies provider in Romania, on its acquisition of Echo Plus, an office supplies company specializing in telesales. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/4925-biris-goran-assists-dacris-in-acquisition-of-echo-plus
Mar-16 Biris Goran; CMS Biris Goran advised Adamerica on its acquisition of Phoenix Tower, a 10,000 square meter office tower located on Calea Vitan in Bucharest, from the building's majority owner, Commerzbank AG. CMS advised Commerzbank on the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4285-biris-goran-and-cms-advise-on-purchase-of-phoenix-tower-in-bucharest
Apr-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted eMag on its acquisition of PC Garage in Romania. RON 1 million Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4460-bondoc-asociatii-assists-emag-on-pc-garage-acquisition
May-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Valad Europe on its acquisition, made alongside one of its global institutional investor partners, of all of the assets owned by the Central European Industrial Fund, managed by Aviva Investors. As part of the transaction, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank refinanced a EUR 160 million loan against the portfolio. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4538-bondoc-asociatii-advises-valad-europe-on-acquisition-of-ceif-from-aviva-investors
Jul-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Romanian Fondul Proprietatea on the sale of its full shareholding in E.ON Distributie Romania S.A. and E.ON Energie Romania S.A. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4951-bondoc-asociatii-advises-fondul-proprietatea-on-e-on-shareholding-disposal
Aug-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc si Asociatii advised Mid Europa Partners on Romanian law aspects of its acquisition of full control over Waberer. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5084-bondoc-si-asociatii-advises-mid-europa-on-acquisition-of-full-control-over-waberers
Apr-16 Bondoc & Asociatii; Tumbar Cega & Popa Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Centrul Medical Unirea S.R.L. its acquisition of the Helios Medical Center in the city of Craiova, Romania. The seller was assisted by Craiova-based Tumbar Cega & Popa. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4466-bondoc-asociatii-and-tumbar-cega-popa-advise-on-another-cmu-acquisition-in-romania
Oct-16 Bondoc si Asociatii; Clifford Chance; Rizoiu & Poenaru; Skadden Arps; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Rizoiu & Poenaru, Clifford Chance, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Affidea on its acquisition of the Hiperdia diagnostics centers in Romania. Bondoc & Asociatii and Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Hiperdia on the transaction. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5185-bondoc-asociatii-rizoiu-poenaru-and-skadden-advise-on-affidea-acquisition-of-hiperdia
Nov-16 Bondoc si Asociatii; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Bondoc si Asociatii advised investment fund Global Finance on the sale by its real estate division of the land of the former Automatica factory in Bucharest to the French group Auchan and One United. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5345-bondoc-asociatii-and-popovici-nitu-stoica-asociatii-advise-on-sale-of-former-automatica-property-in-bucharest
Feb-16 Borza & Associatii; Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Borza & Associatii successfully represented energy company Hidroelectrica in its dispute with energy trader Alpiq and aluminium producer Alro, with Alpiq and Alro seeking damages resulting from not being registered in the preliminary table once the energy company went into insolvency. Schoenherr represented Alpiq and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii represented Alro on the matter. EUR 146 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4154-borza-associatii-schoenherr-and-tuca-zbarcea-involved-in-disputes-between-hidroelectrica-alpiq-and-alro-in-romania
Jan-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) bpv Grigorescu Stefanica advised Acton Capital Partners and CommerzVentures on Romanian matters related to their capital infusion into the German company Mambu. EUR 8 million Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3981-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-advises-acton-capital-partners-and-commerzventures-on-mambu-financing
Apr-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised Wienerberger, the Romanian producer of bricks and ceramic blocks, on its acquisition of a brick factory in Berca, Romania, from Constanta-based Search Chemicals. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4522-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-advises-wienerberger-on-acquisition-of-romanian-brick-factory
Apr-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica); Dechert; Gibson Dunn; Hennerkes Kirch & Lorz BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised Riverbed Technology on Romanian law matters related to the acquisition of the German company Ocedo, which has offices in Romania. Gibson Dunn advised Riverbed globally while Ocedo was assisted by Hennerkes Kirch & Lorz on German matters and by Dechert on US aspects of the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4362-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-assists-in-riverbed-acquisition-of-ocedo
Mar-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica); Gibson Dunn; Simpson Thacher Bartlett BPV Grigorescu Stefanica, acting alongside global counsel Gibson Dunn, provided advice on Romanian elements of Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation's acquisition of Key Safety Systems from Hong Kong-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners - which received international law advice by Simpson Thacher Bartlett. USD 920 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4227-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-provides-romanian-advice-on-joyson-electronics-acquisition-of-key-safety-systems
Apr-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica); Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised the Dent Estet chain of dental clinics and its founder, Oana Taban, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Dent Estet by private healthcare services provider MedLife. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised MedLife on the deal. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4449-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-and-pnsa-advise-on-medlife-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-dent-estet
May-16 Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob; Lombardi Molinari Segni Studio Legale; Luther Law Firm; Osborne Clarke; Squire Patton Boggs Osborne Clarke advised US client Accelovance Inc on the acquisition by its UK subsidiary Accelovance Europe Holding Limited of four THERAMetrics clinical research organization subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, and Romania from Swiss stock exchange-listed THERAMetrics Holding AG. Kinstellar supported Osborne Clarke on Romanian matters, and Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob, Squire Patton Boggs, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, and Lombardi Molinari Segni Studio Legale advised the seller. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4700-osborne-clarke-kinstellar-and-bratschi-wiederkehr-buob-among-firms-advising-on-accelovance-acquisition-of-therametrics-subsidiaries
Dec-15 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca represented Fina Energy Trading BV before the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority on its successful application for an electricity trader license. Fina Energy Trading BV is the subsidiary of Fina Elektrik Enerjisi AS, a Turkish energy company. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3788-buzescu-ca-represents-fina-energy-trading-in-application-for-electricity-trader-license
Jun-16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca assisted Coba International Ltd. with the purchase of land in the Allianso Business Park for the development of a plant and offices project. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4718-buzescu-ca-advises-coba-international-on-purchase-of-land-in-allianso-business-park
Jul-16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca obtained a victory for Statkraft Markets, a member of the Statkraft Group, in an appeal filed by the Romanian electricity system and transmission operator, Transelectrica, of the lower court's dismissal of its claim of re-charges for cross-border electricity trading. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4971-buzescu-ca-successful-for-statkraft-markets-on-appeal
Jul-16 Buzescu Ca; Bech-Bruun Buzescu Ca assisted Danfoss on its acquisition of the two Romanian subsidiaries of Sondex. The Danish Bech-Bruun law firm was global counsel to Danfoss. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5010-buzescu-ca-advises-danfoss-on-acquisition-of-sondex-subsidiaries-in-romania
Apr-16 Clifford Chance; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; PWC (D&B David and Baias) Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Cristian Amza, the founder and CEO of La Fantana, on his purchase, along with Sweden's Oresa private equity fund, of all the shares of the water solutions provider from Poland's Innova Capital private equity fund. Oresa was advised by D&B David and Baias, while Innova Capital was advised by Clifford Chance Badea. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4438-pnsa-david-si-baias-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-oresa-repurchase-of-la-fantana-from-innova-capital
Dec-16 CMS CMS Romania advised Hunt Oil on one of the largest natural gas discoveries in Romania in the last 30 years. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5439-cms-advises-hunt-oil-on-significan-natural-gas-discoveriy-in-romania
Feb-16 CMS; Freshfields; PeliFilip Freshfields and PeliFilip assisted the Veranda Shopping Center in securing a EUR 25.5 million financing from Raiffeisen Bank and Raiffeisen Bank International. CMS advised on the lender side. EUR 25.5 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4182-freshfields-pelifilip-and-cms-advise-on-bucharest-veranda-shopping-center-financing
Aug-16 CMS; Schoenherr Schoenherr's Bucharest office advised Austrian insurer Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Romanian operations of the French group AXA, which was advised by CMS. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5109-schoenherr-advises-vig-on-takeover-of-axa-operations-in-romania
Aug-16 CMS; Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii CMS helped Eurobank reach an agreement with the World Bank's International Financial Corporation and Kruk (a debt collection company in Poland and Romania) to dispose of a portfolio of non-performing consumer unsecured loans of EUR 597 million of total unpaid balances. Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii acted for the consortium. EUR 597 million Romania
Aug-16 Dentons; Dinulescu & Maxim; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Savin & Asociatii Dentons and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised APS Holdings on the acquisition of the first of two Romanian portfolios of non-performing loans, while Dentons, Dinulescu & Maxim, and Savin & Asociatii advised APS Holdings on the acquisition of the second. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5075-tza-dentons-and-dinulescu-maxim-advise-on-aps-holdings-acquisitions-of-massive-npl-portfolios
May-16 Dentons; Freshfields; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Dentons advised CEFC Hainan International Holding Co. in its acquisition of a majority stake in KMG International. The seller was advised by Freshfields, with Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen acting as local Romanian counsel. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4642-dentons-advises-on-cefc-s-acquisition-of-kmgi-majority-stake
Feb-16 DLA Piper; Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Catalyst Romania, the private equity fund advised by 3TS Capital Partners, on its investment into Intelligent IT (the developers of the billing software SmartBill). DLA Piper advised the seller. N/A Romania
Apr-16 DLA Piper; Ionescu si Sava; Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised private equity funds managed by 3TS Capital Partners on investments by its Catalyst Romania fund in Intelligent IT and Marketizator and by its Technology in Central and Eastern Europe fund in Internet Corp. Marketizator Friends was advised on its investment by Ionescu si Sava, and Intelligent IT was advised on its by DLA Piper Dinu. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4376-rtpr-allen-overy-dla-piper-and-ionescu-si-sava-advise-on-3ts-capital-partners-investments-in-romania
Dec-15 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos has successfully represented the Premier League before the Romanian Trademark office in an important trademark opposition the Premier League filed against an application submitted by a Romanian company. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3725-drakopoulos-successfully-represents-premier-league-in-trademark-opposition-case
Mar-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos successfully defended Christian Lacroix against the dismissal of its registered trademark. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4202-drakopoulos-defends-christian-lacroix-trademark-in-romania
Apr-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Romania's Dinamo Bucharest, Astra, and Sportul Studentesc football clubs before the competent national sports committees, and before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, in proceedings regarding football player contracts and agents fees. EUR 1 million Romania
Dec-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Coca-Cola Romania on several advertising matters in Romania and across the SEE region addressing, inter alia, unfair competition and copyright infringement issues N/A Romania
Dec-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Nestle in Romania on advertising and intellectual property matters for dozens of products. N/A Romania
Jun-16 Gabriela Assoum Predescu; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Nestor, Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised the TVH Group on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Industrial Access SA, a premium provider of equipment rental services in South Eastern Europe, from the Balkan Accession Fund and Stefan Ponea, founder and CEO of Industrial Access. Sole practitioner Gabriela Assoum Predescu advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4763-nndkp-and-gabriela-predescu-advise-on-tvh-acquisition-of-industrial-access
Mar-16 Ijdelea; Stratulat Albulescu Stratulat Albulescu assisted World Class Romania S.A., in its acquisition of Club Sport Fitness Center MV S.R.L. The Ijdelea law firm advised the seller - private entrepreneur Richard Pierre Thomas - on the acquisition. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4313-stratulat-albulescu-and-ijdelea-advise-on-world-class-romania-acquisition-of-club-sport-fitness-center
Nov-16 Kinstellar; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Kinstellar advised Met Group, a group of companies focused on multi-commodity wholesale and trading, on the acquisition of Repower Furnizare, a company active in the field of electricity supply and trading in Romania. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised Repower AG on the the transaction. N/A Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5305-kinstellar-and-nndkp-advise-met-group-on-romanian-acquisition-of-repower-furnizare
Apr-16 La Torre Morgese Cesaro Rio; Noerr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Noerr advised Japan's Nidec Corporation on its acquisition of approximately 94.8% of the shares of Romania's ANA IMEP S.A. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the seller on the deal. Italian firm La Torre Morgese Cesaro Rio also advised the buyers in cooperation with Noerr. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4485-noerr-and-tuca-advise-on-nidec-acquisition-of-ana-imep
Sep-16 Leaua & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Direct One on its acquisition of the underground telecom infrastructure of Bucharest, called Netcity, from UTI Netcity Investment BV and UTI Grup SA, for an undisclosed sum. Leaua & Asociatii advised UTI on the deal. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4840-tza-and-leaua-asociatii-advise-on-direct-one-takeover-of-netcity-from-uti-group
Nov-16 Lefevre Pelletier & Associes; Stratulat Albulescu Working with the Paris office of Lefevre Pelletier & Associes, Romania's Stratulat Albulescu advised Automobile Dacia S.A. on the largest single-tenant office lease ever executed in Romania. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5273-stratulat-albulescu-advises-renault-group-on-romanian-office-lease
Jan-16 Lenz & Staehelin; Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii Lenz & Staehelin advised the Swiss Automotive Group in its acquisition of a 51% stake in the Autonet Group, which was advised by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3929-lenz-staehelin-and-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advise-on-sag-acquisition-of-autonet
Oct-16 Leroy & Asociaii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Leroy & Asociaii advised Alten on its direct acquisition of all shares issued by Kepler. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Romania
Jun-16 Leroy & Asociatii; PWC (D&B David and Baias); Suciu Popa Leroy & Asociatii advised Expert Petroleum on its acquisition of Petrofac Solutions & Facilities Support SRL from the Petrofac group and on the negotiation of a Petroleum Enhancement Contract with OMV Petrom. Suciu Popa advised the seller on the deal, while David and Baias were the legal advisors for OMV Petrom. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4860-suciu-popa-advises-petrofac-solutions-on-acquisition-by-expert-petroleum
Feb-16 Leroy si Asociatii; Schoenherr Leroy si Asociatii advised France's Lactalis on its acquisition of Romanian dairy producer Albalact Alba Iulia. Schoenherr advised the shareholders of Albalact on the transaction N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4022-leroy-si-asociatii-and-schoenherr-advise-on-lactalis-acquisition-of-albalact-in-romania
Nov-16 Maravela & Asociatii Maravela & Asociatii advised the German group Eberspacher on opening a new plant in Romania. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5240-maravela-asociatii-advises-eberspacher-on-plant-opening-in-romania
Jun-16 MDM Legal MDM Legal, representing KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, notified the European Council of an inconsistency between the English and Romanian versions of Regulation (EC) no. 2612004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which directly affected its client and other airline operators. As a result of the firm's notification, the linguistic error was rectified. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4731-mdm-legal-represents-klm-on-european-council-regulation-translation-issue
Oct-16 Mishcon de Reya; Stratulat Albulescu Stratulat Albulescu, working with Mishcon de Reya, advised Teads on the acquisition of Brainient, a UK-based ad-tech company. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5131-stratulat-albulescu-advises-teads-on-acquisition-of-uk-s-brainient
Oct-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii successfully represented Societatea Romana de Televiziune in a trial initiated by a person requesting the restoration of his ownership rights to the land on which the Romanian television network's headquarters and studios are located. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5181-musat-asociatii-protects-societatea-romana-de-televiziune-hq-from-ownership-restoration-claim
Oct-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii represented the Financial Supervisory Authority of Romania (FSA) in a court action initiated by Fondul Proprietatea to obtain the FSA's approval for changing the fee agreed with the fund's manager, Franklin Templeton Investment Management. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5212-musat-asociatii-defends-the-financial-supervisory-authority-of-romania-against-fondul-proprietatea-claim
Dec-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii reported that the Bucharest Court of Appeal has granted client Sig Sauer's motion to annul a fine of over RON 7 million which had been levied against it by Romania's Competition Council. RON 7 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5455-musat-asociatii-shoots-down-competition-fine-for-sig-sauer
Mar-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii represented the Financial Supervisory Authority of Romania in a dispute with Rst Media. RON 1 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4330-musat-secures-win-for-romanian-financial-supervisory-authority
May-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat si Asociatii has successfully represented Societatea Romana de Televiziune in an international commercial arbitration involving claims filed by the American film production and licensing company New Films International Inc. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4618-musat-successful-for-societatea-romana-de-televiziune-in-international-arbitration
Feb-16 Musat & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised McDonald's on the sale of its Romanian subsidiary, McDonald's System of Romania, to Premier Capital, which was assisted on the deal by Musat & Asociatii. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3989-musat-asociatii-and-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advise-on-premier-capital-s-acquisition-of-romanian-mcdonald-s-operations
Apr-16 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Chimpex on the signing of a loan agreement with BCR. The bank was assisted by Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen on the deal. EUR 27 million Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4335-pnsa-and-nndkp-advise-on-chimpex-financing
Sep-16 Noerr Noerr advised BayWa on its acquisition of part of the grains storage business of Cargill in Romania. N/A Romania
Jun-16 Noerr; PWC (D&B David and Baias) Noerr advised S&T AG on its takeover of a 52% stake in Gadagroup Romania. D&B David and Baias advised Gadagroup Romania. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4765-noerr-advise-s-t-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-gadagroup-romania
Apr-16 Noerr; Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Noerr advised majority shareholder Rusa Rohde & Schwarz Anlagen GmbH on its acquisition, by means of a call option exercise, of an additional block of shares representing 32.7563% of the share capital of Rohde & Schwarz Topex S.A., and on the conclusion of a shares sale-purchase agreement with the remaining shareholders for the rest of the shares to become effective on June 2019. Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners acted as advisors of the Romanian shareholders. N/A Romania
Dec-15 Pachiu & Associates; Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii advised Carrefour on its agreement to acquire Billa Romania from the Rewe group. The sellers were assisted by Schoenherr. Pachiu & Associates represented Billa Romania. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3750-tuca-zbarcea-associatii-schoenherr-and-pachiu-associates-advise-on-carrefour-acquisition-of-billa-in-romania
Oct-16 PeliFilip PeliFilip assisted MJ Maillis, an industrial packaging company, on the sale of its production facility on the Bucuresti-Targoviste road to the plastics manufacturer Prodplast SA. EUR 1.5 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5194-pelifilip-advises-mj-maillis-on-sale-of-production-facility-in-romania
Oct-16 PeliFilip PeliFilip assisted Cable Communications Systems N.V. and RCS & RDS S.A. on the refinancing of their existing loans. EUR 350 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5153-pelifilip-advises-romanian-cable-communications-systems-on-bond-issue-and-syndicated-loan
Nov-16 PeliFilip PeliFilip assisted International Investment Bank with the issuance of bonds with a total value of RON 300 million (EUR 67 million). The securities are listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. EUR 67 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5217-pelifilip-assists-international-investment-bank-with-ron-300-million-bond-issuance
Nov-16 PeliFilip PeliFilip advised the Anchor real estate and development group on the merger of the Romanian group's companies that own and operate the Bucuresti and Plaza Malls. N/A Romania http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5283-pelifilip-assists-anchor-group-on-merger-of-bucuresti-mall-and-plaza-mall-companies
Dec-16 PeliFilip PeliFilip assisted Sensiblu and several of its affiliates in the acquisition of 78 pharmacies belonging to Sibpharmamed, which is part of the Polisano group. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5437-pelifilip-assists-sensiblu-in-acquisition-of-78-pharmacies-belonging-to-sibpharmamed-polisano
Mar-16 PeliFilip; Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised the Regina Maria healthcare network on the lease of space for a new private hospital to be built in Cluj-Napoca, in Romania. PeliFilip advised Horia Ciorcila, the developer on the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4296-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-regina-maria-on-lease-for-new-hospital-in-cluj-napoca
Feb-16 PeliFilip; Reff & Asociatii PeliFilip assisted Banca Transilvania on its acquisition of a performing loans portfolio granted by Bank of Cyprus to retail clients in Romania. Bank of Cyprus was advised by Reff & Asociatii on the deal. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4037-pelifilip-and-reff-asociatii-advise-on-bt-s-acquisition-of-loan-portfolio-from-bank-of-cyprus
Dec-16 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised the Pietta family on the sale of the entire share capital of Pietta Glass to Saint-Gobain. Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners advised Saint-Gobain on the deal. N/A Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5424-pnsa-and-zrp-advise-on-saint-gobain-acquisition-of-pietta-glass
Mar-16 PWC (D&B David and Baias); Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy advised Romania's Regina Maria healthcare network on the acquisition of the Ponderas Hospital in Bucharest. D&B David and Baias - the Romanian firm associated with PwC - advised the selling doctors who founded the hospital: Catalin Copaescu, Alina Ambrozie, Daniela Godoroja, Mihai Godoroja, and Ana Maria Pascu. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4309-rtpr-allen-overy-and-d-b-david-si-baias-advise-on-regina-maria-acquisition-of-ponderas-hospital
Sep-16 PWC (D&B David and Baias); Schoenherr The Bucharest office of Schoenherr assisted the BraasMonier group in acquiring the Elpreco concrete tile plant in the southern Romanian city of Craiova from the CRH group. D&B David and Baias advised the sellers on the transaction, which is valued at RON 33 million (approximately EUR 8 million). EUR 8 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4886-schoenherr-and-d-b-david-si-baias-advise-on-brassmonier-acquisition-of-elpreco-plant
Oct-16 Reff & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Unicredit Bank on a EUR 50 million financing provided to Forte Partners. The borrower was assisted by Reff & Asociatii on the deal. EUR 50 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5189-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-and-reff-asociatii-in-eur-50-million-real-estate-financing
Apr-16 Reff & Associates; Voicu & Filipescu Voicu & Filipescu advised Bel Rom Twelve on the sale of 12 of the 22.5 hectares of land it owns in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, to the South-African investment fund New Europe Property Investments. Reff & Associates - a member of Deloitte Legal - advised NEPI on the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4334-voicu-filipescu-and-reff-advise-on-bel-rom-twelve-sale-to-nepi
Jan-16 Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised a consortium of buyers in their acquisition of a NPL portfolio from Banca Comerciala Romana - which was assisted by Schoenherr. EUR 1.2 billion Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3976-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-and-schoenherr-advise-on-bcr-npl-sale
Apr-16 Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the international media group Ringier on its majority stake acquisition of Imobiliare.ro. The sellers were assisted by Schoenherr on the deal. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4339-tuca-zbarcea-and-schoenherr-advise-on-ringier-s-aquisition-of-imobiliare-ro
Jul-16 Suciu Popa Suciu Popa successfully represented Enel Investment Holding in an ICC dispute involving claims amounting to over USD 1.2 billion brought by the Romanian government. USD 1.2 billion Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5065-suciu-popa-successful-for-enel-investment-holding-in-icc-dispute-with-romanian-government
Mar-16 Voicu & Filipescu; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised International Insurance Consortium on its acquisition of Romanian general insurer Carpatica Asig, which is undergoing a financial recovery procedure. The sellers - whose identity was not disclosed - were reportedly advised by Voicu & Filipescu. N/A Romania http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4326-wolf-theiss-advises-international-insurance-consortium-on-acquisition-of-carpatica-asig
Oct-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Smartown Investments on its acquisition of the Swan Office & Technology Park in Bucharest from Casa de Insolventa Transilvania, the bankruptcy administrator for Swan Property. EUR 30.3 million Romania http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5120-wolf-theiss-advises-smartown-investments-on-acquisition-of-swan-office-technology-park
Jul-16 Zamifirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners advised Complexul Energetic Hunedoara, a company fully owned by the Romanian State, on its absorption of Societatea Nationala a Huilei Petrosani, a state company active in the mining field. N/A Romania http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5059-zrp-assists-complexul-energetic-hunedoara-in-merger-with-societatea-nationala-a-huilei-petrosani
Jan-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Etem Romania on a share capital increase for the benefit of its shareholder Etem Bulgaria, as capitalization of financing of a construction project in Romania. EUR 2,95 million Romania, Bulgaria
Sep-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Eversheds; Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli RTPR Allen & Overy advised the South Eastern European Fund on the sale of Total Soft S.A. to Turkish company Logo Yazilim, which is owned by the Mediterra Capital Partners private equity fund. Logo Yazilin was advised by Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli in Turkey and Lina & Guia Eversheds in Romania on the deal. N/A Romania; Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4862-a-o-eversheds-and-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-advise-on-global-finance-exit-from-total-soft
Nov-16 Akin Gump Akin Gump advised PJSC Lukoil on the completed issuance of USD 1 billion of Rule 144A/Regulation S notes. USD 1 billion Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5208-akin-gump-advises-lukoil-on-usd-1-billion-note-issuance
Jan-16 Akin Gump; Clifford Chance Akin Gump advised Russian airline UTair on the successful refinancing of its debt portfolio. The transaction is structured as two syndicated loans and two bond issues maturing in seven and 12 years, respectively. The seven-year syndicated loan is guaranteed by the government of the Russian Federation for 50% of the loan amount, alongside a syndicate of 11 banks, with Sberbank the lead arranger and agent and collateral manager. Clifford Chance advised Sberbank on the deal. USD 809 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3834-akin-gump-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-utair-debt-refinancing
Dec-16 Akin Gump; Clifford Chance Akin Gump advised PJSC Lukoil on a USD 500 million financing for the Gissar gas field in Uzbekistan. Clifford Chance advised a consortium of lenders on the transaction. USD 500 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5405-akin-gump-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-second-financing-for-lukoil-in-uzbekistan
Jan-16 Akin Gump; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Akin Gump advised Sistema JSFC, a publicly traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS, on the sale by subsidiary CJSC DM Finance of a 23.1% stake in JSC Detsky Mir Group to the Russia-China Investment Fund. The Russian-China Investment Fund was advised by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. USD 133.56 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3878-akin-gump-advises-sistema-on-sale-of-stake-in-detsky-mir
Jan-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Sberbank CIB as arranger in relation to the USD 2.5 billion financing of Renova Group's mandatory tender offer to all shareholders of Sulzer AG. Pursuant to the offer, on December 4, 2015, Renova Group acquired shares in Sulzer representing 29.5%. of the ordinary issued share capital of the company. USD 2.5 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3824-a-o-advises-sberbank-cib-on-swiss-mto-financing
Jan-16 Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie Allen & Overy advised Rosneft on a joint venture between member company RN-Gas LLC and the Alltech Group for the development of gas deposits and construction of an LNG facility in the Nenets Autonomous District of Russia. Baker McKenzie advised Alltech Group. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3936-a-o-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-rosneft-alltech-joint-venture-in-russia
Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Sulija Partners Sulija Partners advised AviaAM Leasing on the acquisition of four Airbus A319 aircraft. Of the four, three were leased to the Far East Russian airline Aurora, whilst the fourth was sent to an unidentified airline. Aurora relied on its in-house team on the matter but used a formal legal opinion prepared by Allen & Overy in Moscow. USD 40 million Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4132-sulija-partners-advises-on-acquisition-and-lease-of-four-airbus-planes-with-a-o-providing-legal-opinion
May-16 Alrud Alrud advised Russian mining and metals company Mechel PAO in offering Gazprombank AO the option to purchase 49% of shares in the Elga coking coal deposit development project for RUB 34.3 billion. RUB 34.3 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4625-alrud-advises-mechel-in-sale-of-shares-in-elga-coking-coal-deposit-project-to-gazprombank
Jul-16 Alrud Alrus successfully represented the joint-stock company TVEL in a dispute with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5015-alrud-represents-tvel-in-dispute-with-westinghouse-electric-company
Jul-16 Alrud Alrud advised Russian entrepreneur Igor Sosin on the sale of his 49% share in a Russian joint venture with OBI, the German supplier of household and repair goods, to the German company. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5047-alrud-advises-igor-sosin-on-sale-of-share-in-russian-diy-chain-to-obi
Oct-16 Baker Botts; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised Severgroup on its sale of a 100% shareholding in AO Metcombank, the biggest commercial bank in the Volgograd Region and a leader on the Russian car lending market, to PAO Sovcombank. Baker Botts advised Sovcombank on the deal. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5175-goltsblat-blp-and-baker-botts-advise-on-severgroup-sale-of-metcombank-to-pao-sovcombank
Jun-16 Baker Botts; Orrick Orrick represented Russian banks Sberbank and VTB as providers of RUB 70 billion in financing for Telmamskaya HPP LLC. Baker Botts advised Telmamskaya HPP on the deal. USD 1.1 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4870-orrick-and-baker-botts-advise-on-usd-1-1-billion-financing-for-russian-energy-group
May-16 Baker McKenzie; Harneys; White & Case White & Case advised J.P. Morgan, UBS, and VTB Capital as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on a USD 250 million, Rule 144A/Regulation S equity offering by ROS AGRO PLC of global depositary receipts listed on the London Stock Exchange and MICEX Stock Exchange. Baker McKenzie and Harneys advised ROS AGRO PLC on the matter. USD 250 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4585-white-case-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-ros-agro-offerings-on-london-and-micex-exchanges
May-16 Baker McKenzie; Herbert Smith Baker McKenzie advised Walgreens Boots Alliance on the sale of its local pharmaceutical wholesale business, Alliance Healthcare Russia, to leading Russian health and beauty retailer 36.6. Herbert Smith Freehills advised 36.6 on the deal, which resulted in Walgreens Boots Alliance owning a 15% stake in the 36.6 group. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4548-baker-mckenzie-advises-walgreens-boots-alliance-on-sale-of-local-business-in-russia
Feb-16 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised the Russian car dealer Rolf Group in relation to its business consolidation with another auto trader, Pelican-Auto. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4054-goltsblat-blp-advises-rolf-group-on-business-consolidation-with-pelican-auto
Jun-16 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP and Berwin Leighton Paisner advised Irish regional airline CityJet on negotiating a framework agreement for delivery of 15 firm and 16 optional aircraft, including leasing documentation and engine and airframe support services agreements. USD 1 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4890-goltsblat-blp-advises-on-first-delivery-of-sukhoi-superjets-to-european-airline
Jan-16 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised Messe Munchen GmbH on its acquisition of an unnamed company tied to organizing an annual construction machinery trade fair in Moscow. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3809-capital-legal-services-advises-messe-munchen-on-entrance-into-russia
Mar-16 Cassels Brock; Hogan Lovelss Hogan Lovells assisted Polymetal International Plc, a major LSE-listed gold-mining group operating in Russia and Kazakhstan, in signing a binding agreement to acquire the Kapan mine in Armenia from TSX-listed Canadian international gold mining group Dundee Precious Metals Inc. The Toronto office of Cassels Brock advised DPM on the transaction. USD 25 million Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4266-hogan-lovells-and-cassels-brock-advise-on-polymetal-acquisition-of-armenian-mine
Apr-16 Cleary Gottlieb; Hanotiau & van den Berg Houthoff Buruma Acting on behalf of the Russian Federation, Cleary Gottlieb and the Belgian Hanotiau & van den Berg law firm (which Cleary instructed) persuaded the District Court of The Hague to set aside the July 2014 arbitral award ordering the Russian Federation to pay over USD 50 billion to the former majority shareholders of Yukos Oil Company. Cleary Gottlieb also engaged Netherlands-based Houthoff Buruma to provide further Dutch law support. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4524-cleary-gottlieb-and-hanotiau-van-den-berg-persuade-hague-district-court-to-set-aside-arbitral-award-in-yukos-dispute
Dec-15 Cleary Gottlieb; Vinson & Elkins Vinson & Elkins served as legal counsel to the China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation in connection with its purchase of a strategic 10% stake in SIBUR, Russia's largest vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals business. Cleary Gottlieb advised SIBUR on the deal. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3749-vinson-elkins-and-cleary-gottlieb-advise-on-sinopec-s-acquisition-of-stake-in-sibur
Jul-16 Cleary Gottlieb; White & Case White & Case advised CJSC Sberbank CIB (as agent to the Russian Federation) and Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital (as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners) on the USD 812 million privatization of the Russian Federation's 10.9% stake in the charter capital of PJSC Alrosa, the world's leading diamond mining company. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised PJSC Alrosa on the deal. USD 812 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5000-white-case-advleses-sberbank-civ-and-vtb-capital-on-privatization-of-russia-s-stake-in-pjsc-alrosa
Apr-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised Expobank on the successful acquisition of CJSC The Royal Bank of Scotland in Russia from the Royal Bank of Scotland group. Clifford Chance advised the Royal Bank of Scotland on the deal. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4411-dentons-advises-expobank-on-acquisition-of-rbs-s-russian-subsidiary
Apr-16 Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells; Noerr; Van Doorne Noerr advised Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. on the sale of its shares in a Russian joint venture with Finnish media company Sanoma to Inventure Partners. The joint venture is the publisher of the international fashion magazine GRAZIA in Russia. The sale took place by exercising the tag-along rights of the joint venture agreement with Sanoma. Van Doorne worked as Dutch counsel to Mondadori. Clifford Chance acted as the advisor to Sanoma and Hogan Lovells as the advisor to Inventure Partners. N/A Russia
Sep-16 CMS CMS advised VTB Nedvizhimost OOO, a unit of Russian state-owned Bank VTB PAO, on its acquisition of a 90% interest in Vedomstvo-Kapital ZAO, a Moscow-based provider of engineering services, from CoalCo Real Estate Investments Ltd, via auction. N/A Russia
Sep-16 CMS CMS advised VTB Nedvizhimost OOO, a unit of Russian state-owned Bank VTB PAO, on its acquisition of a 90% interest in Khrustal'nye Bashni OOO, a Rastunovo-based intermediator, from Brancusi Holdings Ltd, owned by CoalCo Development OOO. Concurrently, VTB Nedvizhimost OOO also acquired a 90% interest in Sportivno-razvlekatel'nyi tsentr ASGARD ZAO. N/A Russia
Sep-16 CMS; Dentons CMS advised the Coalco Development real estate developer on its sale of 90% of the Tsar Square (Tsarskaya Ploshad), Presnya City, and Basmanny 5 projects to VTB Real Estate for construction of business class residential complexes in Moscow. Dentons advised VTB on the deal. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4890-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-coalco-sale-of-moscow-construction-projects-to-vtb
May-16 CMS; Hogan Lovells CMS advised PJSC Uralkali on its new USD 1.2 billion pre-export finance facility arranged by, among others, ING Bank N.V., Natixis, AO Unicredit Bank, Sberbank Europe AG, Societe Generale, and Public Joint-Stock Company Rosbank. The lenders were represented by the Moscow and London offices of Hogan Lovells. USD 1.2 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4612-cms-advises-pjsc-uralkali-on-pre-export-finance-facility
Oct-16 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton advised Norilsk Nickel on the establishment of an up to USD 500 million committed revolving credit facility with a syndicate of international banks. USD 500 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5172-debevoise-advises-norilsk-nickel-on-new-usd-500-million-credit-facility
Nov-16 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton advised the Mosaic of Happiness Fund in setting up a private integrated nursery school in Moscow that supports the integration of refugee children and children with disabilities into society. The project included adopting school regulation and admission rules, and drafting frameworks of support, donation, volunteer, and employment agreements. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5259-debevoise-advises-charity-on-creation-of-private-integrated-nursery-school-in-moscow
Nov-16 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton advised Polyus Gold International on its USD 500 million Eurobond offering, due March 28, 2022, with a coupon of 4.699% per annum. USD 500 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5202-debevoise-advises-polyus-gold-on-eurobond-offering
Sep-16 Debevoise & Plimpton; Debevoise & Plimpton advised the Vladimir Potanin Foundation on the organization of an exhibition of Soviet and Russian contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4896-debevoise-advises-vladimir-potanin-foundation-on-paris-exhibition-of-soviet-and-russian-art
Jun-16 Debevoise & Plimpton; Linklaters Debevoise & Plimpton advised NLMK on a new USD 700 million, 7-year Eurobond offering, with an annual coupon rate of 4.5%. Linklaters advised Joint Lead Managers Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, ING Bank N.V., London Branch, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and Societe Generale. USD 700 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4793-debevoise-advises-nlmk-on-usd-700-million-eurobond-and-tender-offer
Feb-16 Dentons Dentons advised Elbrus Capital on its acquisition of headhunter.ru from Mail.ru. N/A Russia
Jul-16 Dentons Dentons advised Rusnano JSC in connection with the sale of its 48% interest in Uralplastic-N to Rusalka Holding BV, a subsidiary of the Mondi Group. N/A Russia
Sep-16 Dentons Dentons acted for Rosgosstrakh Group in the acquisition of Otkritie Life Insurance from Otkritie Group. N/A Russia
Dec-16 Dentons Dentons advised the Eurochem mineral fertilizer producer on a USD 800 million five-year pre-export financing with a group of 14 banks, including lead arranger ING Bank and other lead arrangers Bank of China, Citibank, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank JSC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Mizuho, Natixis, Nordea, Raiffeisenbank, Unicredit, Societe Generale and Rosbank. Morgan Stanley advised the banks on the deal. USD 800 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5394-dentons-advises-eurochem-on-a-usd-800-million-financing
Dec-16 Dentons; Noerr Noerr advised foodpanda on the USD 100 million sale of Delivery Club to Mail.Ru Group. Dentons advised Mail.Ru Group on the deal. USD 100 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5448-noerr-advises-foodpanda-on-sale-of-delivery-club-to-mail-ru-group
Jan-16 Dentons; Orrick Orrick advised Zarubezhneft on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Kharyaga oil field from Total, France's largest oil and gas producer. Dentons advised Total on the deal. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3980-orrick-and-dentons-advise-on-zarubezhneft-acquisition-of-arctic-oilfield
Mar-16 Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Fortum OJSC in relation to its sale of a 100% interest in its subsidiary Tobolsk CHP to SIBUR Holding, which was assisted by White & Case on the deal. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4204-dentons-and-white-case-advise-on-fortum-and-sibur-deal-in-russia
Feb-16 DLA Piper; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells Moscow assisted Nevskaya Medicinskaya Infrastruktura, a joint venture of Pizzarotti I.E. and Gazprombank, ona public-private partnership project with the City of St. Petersburg. DLA Piper advised the City of St. Petersburg. EUR 240 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4033-hogan-lovells-advises-on-major-healthcare-ppp-in-russia
Dec-15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the Mediterranean Shipping Company before the Federal Antimonoply Service of Russia in a high-profile case related to concerted actions of international sea and ocean container carriers. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3723-epam-successful-for-mediterranean-shipping-company-before-russian-fas
Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of the Transammiak joint stock company in a dispute with OAO Minudobrenia. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3812-epam-defends-interests-of-transammiak-in-dispute-with-minudobrenia
Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners persuaded the Rostov Region Arbitrazh Court to overturn a decision holding client Yakhta-club Center LLC administratively liable for alleged customs violations. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3889-epam-successful-for-yakhta-club-center-in-dispute
Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protected the interests of OJSC Transammiak in a dispute with OJSC Minudobreniya over the right of access to Transammiak's ammonia pipeline transportation services. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3898-epam-successful-for-transammiak-in-dispute-with-minudobreniya
Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners won a tender as legal counsel for issuing mortgage-secured bonds for the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending under a pilot project entitled "Mortgage Securities Factory"- a new tool launched by the AHML to refinance mortgage loans. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3918-epam-to-issue-mortgage-secured-bonds-for-russia-s-agency-for-housing-mortgage-lending
Apr-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Ecosoyuz LLC in the Chamber on Economic Disputes of the Russian Supreme Court in a dispute over a contract of vessel chartering. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4344-epam-successfully-defends-the-interests-of-ecosoyuz-in-russian-supreme-court
May-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Transammiak against a claim brought by Russia's Federal Service for the Supervision of Use of Natural Resources for damages relating to an ammonia leak. RUB 12 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4684-epam-successful-for-transammiak-against-rospirodnadzor-in-environmental-dispute
Aug-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Yandex, Russia's largest IT company, in a dispute with Google at the Russian Court of Appeal. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4775-epam-represents-yandex-in-russian-court-of-appeal
Aug-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented American international paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar before Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service regarding Sherwin-Williams USD 11.3 billion acquisition of the company. USD 11.3 billion Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4804-epam-obtains-approval-by-fas-for-valspar-acquisition-by-sherwin-williams
Aug-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble on its USD 12.5 billion sale of its beauty brands to the American beauty products manufacturer Coty Inc. USD 12.5 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5090-epam-represents-p-g-before-russian-regulators-in-clearing-sale-with-coty
Oct-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised on the fourth mortgage asset securitization transaction for Absolut Bank. RUB 4.9 billion Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5028-epam-facilitates-mortgage-asset-securitization-transaction-for-absolut-bank
Nov-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised on the fourth mortgage asset securitization transaction for Absolut Bank. RUB 4.9 billion Russia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5362-egorov-puginsky-afanasiev-partners-facilitates-mortgage-asset-securitization-transaction-for-absolut-bank
Jun-16 Eterna Law Eterna Law advised Alexander Chernyak - co-founder of the Russian used cars broker CarPrice - on his investment into the similar Brazilian service Instacarro. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4714-eterna-law-advises-chernyak-on-investment-in-brazilian-used-car-purchaser-instacarro
Sep-16 Eterna Law The Moscow office of Eterna Law successfully acted for European insurance company Credimundi NVSA - a member of the Credendo group - in a dispute involving Credimundi's claim for subrogation by JSC Southern Kuzbass Coal Company on an insurance payment related to non-payment of an amount due for the supply of goods. USD 987,550 Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4831-eterna-law-acts-for-credimundi-in-insurance-dispute
Mar-16 FBK Legal FBK Financial Advisory and FBK Legal announced that they will audit the 2015 financial and business operations of the ANO Sports Broadcasting Studio to provide a "comprehensive evaluation of the organization's activities ... to assess internal controls in place and to elaborate guidelines on management efficiency improvement [that is] critical at a time of transition." N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4238-fbk-to-audit-ano-sports-broadcasting-studio
Jun-16 FBK Legal FBK Legal advised on the establishment of a joint venture in Russia involving the production of high-speed trains. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4896-fbk-legal-consults-on-russia-china-railway-joint-venture
Jun-16 Georgiev, Todorov & Co.; Sidley Austin; White & Case Georgiev, Todorov & Co., working with Sidley Austin, successfully represented the Russian company Atomstroyexport in a dispute with the Bulgarian National Electric Company (NEC) involving the Belene nuclear power plant before a three-member panel of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Geneva. NEC was represented by White & Case. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4891-georgiev-todorov-co-successful-in-atomstroyexport-arbitration
Mar-16 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised the Federal Agency for State Property Management on shareholders' agreements relating to shares in Sheremetyevo International Airport and JSC Vnukovo International Airport JSC. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4254-goltsblat-blp-advises-rosimuschestvo-on-disposal-of-shares-in-moscow-airports
Feb-16 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells announced two victories in the High Court in the case against Sergei Pugachev commenced by firm client Deposit Insurance Agency in Russia in 2013 after Pugachev was accused of helping himself to over USD 2 billion from Mezhprombank, while allegedly controlling and beneficially owning it. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4089-hogan-lovells-announces-two-victories-in-ongoing-case-against-sergei-pugachev
Jul-16 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Sberbank on launching a strategic joint-venture to produce unique cashier equipment with pre-installed tax software for small businesses. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5061-hogan-lovells-advises-sberbank-on-jv-to-produce-cashier-equipment-with-pre-installed-tax-software
Jul-16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully defended the interests of the State Enterprise Antonov in a dispute with JSC Aviacor-Aviation Plant in the Arbitration Court of the Samara Region in a dispute involving remuneration for use of a trademark during the manufacture and sale of aircraft. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/5067-ilyashev-partners-claims-success-for-antonov-in-russian-dispute
Sep-16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully defended the interests of the State Enterprise Antonov in a court dispute with JSC Aviacor-Aviation Plant in the Arbitration Court of the Samara Region in a case involving payment of remuneration for use of its trademark during the manufacture and sale of aircraft. USD 2.9 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4905-ilyashev-partners-wins-case-for-antonov-in-the-russian-federation
Dec-16 Integrites The Russian and Kazakh offices of Integrites advised Turgusun-1 and the Development Bank of Kazakhstan on the latter's financing of the construction of the Turgusun hydroelectric power station in East Kazakhstan. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5443-integrites-advises-on-hydroelectric-plant-construction-financing-in-kazakhstan
Mar-16 Jus Aureum Jus Aureum announced that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has ruled in favor of firm client Novaya Tabachnaya Kompaniya LLC in a dispute over whether interest paid on controlled debt is convertible into dividends where a Russian company is the lender. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4299-jus-aureum-wins-significant-tax-case-in-russian-supreme-court
Dec-15 Lex Borealis Lex Borealis advised Inteco JSC, a large Russian developer, on its acquisition of the A-101 Group, which consists of 38 companies holding residential and non-residential projects in Moscow and the Moscow Region and land for development with a total area exceeding 24 million square meters. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3787-lex-borealis-advises-inteco-on-acquisition-of-a-101-group
Oct-16 Lex Borealis Lex Borealis advised TSP LLC, a Russian subsidiary of Frutarom, on its acquisition of a 4,500+ square meter office building and a lease of parking places in the city of Mytischy, in the Moscow Region. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5049-lex-borealis-advises-frutarom-on-acquisition-of-office-building
Jan-16 Lidings Lidings advised China CAMC Engineering on its entrance into the Russian market. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3872-lidings-advises-china-camc-engineering-on-entrance-to-russia
Nov-16 Lidings Lidings advised Biotiki, a Russian manufacturer of original metabolic drugs, on its obtaining of an extended manufacturing license. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5206-lidings-advises-biotiki-on-application-for-extended-manufacturing-license
Nov-16 Lidings Lidings advised Centos Central Logistics - the Russian subdivision of a major German logistics holding - on the potential termination of a contract on warehousing services with a company wishing to decrease its warehouse space. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5215-lidings-advises-centos-central-logistics-on-potential-unlawful-breach-of-contract-claim
Jan-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava advised Mobile TeleSystems on its binding agreement to acquire 100% of the NVision Group through its subsidiaries from subsidiaries of Sistema. EUR 175 million Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3963-linia-prava-advises-mts-on-acquisition-of-nvision-group
Jun-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava assisted Tom Tailor Rus LLC, the Russian arm of the Tom Tailor Group, on its potential accession to a major facilities agreement entered into by the Tom Tailor Group and a pool of foreign credit institutions. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4717-liniya-prava-advises-tom-tailor-rus-on-potential-accession-to-facilities-agreement
Jun-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava provided legal counsel to LLC Transport Concession Company on the concession agreement it entered into with the Government of St. Petersburg for the creation and reconstruction of a tramway network in the Krasnogvardeiskiy district of St. Petersburg. RUB 8.9 billion Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4727-liniya-prava-advises-on-concession-agreement-for-creation-of-tram-network-in-st-petersburg
Jul-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava prepared an investment agreement for the French company Arc International to construct a glass manufacturing plant in the Chernyakhovsk industrial park in the Kaliningrad region of Russia. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4899-liniya-prava-supports-arc-international-on-construction-of-kaliningrad-glass-manufacturing-plant
Sep-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava supported the placement of non-convertible interest-bearing certificated bonds classes A1 and B of LLC Transportation Concession Company (TCC) - a consortium established by the LSR Group and Management Company Leader - on Moscow's Interbank Currency Exchange. N/A Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4986-liniya-prava-advises-on-placement-of-first-russian-concession-bonds-for-public-transport
Sep-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava advised MTS on the acquisition by its subsidiary LLC Telecom Povolzhye of 100% of the shares of mobile operator JSC SMARTS-Yoshkar-Ola in the Russian Republic of Mari El. RUB 41 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4974-liniya-prava-advises-mts-on-acquisition-of-smarts-subsidiary-in-russian-republic
Oct-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava successfully represented JSC Rusnano in a lawsuit initiated by the bankruptcy trustee of OJSC Smolenskiy Bank challenging transactions worth approximately RUB 700 million. RUB 700 million Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5098-liniya-prava-defends-rusnano-in-dispute-with-bankruptcy-trustee-of-smolenskiy-bank
Mar-16 Linklaters Linklaters advised Rosneft (acting via its wholly-owned subsidiary RN-Razvedka i Dobycha) on its agreement to sell its 29.9% participatory share in its Taas-Yuryakh Neftegasodobycha subsidiary to a consortium of three Indian companies: Oil India, Indian Oil, and Bharat Petroresources. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4312-linklaters-advises-rosneft-on-sale-of-stakes-in-subsidiary-to-indian-consortium
Nov-16 Linklaters Linklaters advised Rosneft on the sale of 20% of the ordinary shares in PJSC Verkhnechonskneftegaz to the Beijing Gas Group Co. N/A Russia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5379-linklaters-advises-rosneft-on-sale-of-stake-in-pjsc-verkhnechonskneftegaz
Mar-16 Noerr Noerr advised the Finstar Financial Group on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Vexcash AG provider of payday loans. EUR 5 million Russia
Mar-16 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group, acting on behalf of Shell, filed a claim with the Russian Constitutional Court challenging article 110(2) of the Russian Commercial Procedure Code, which applies to the determination of court costs. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4328-pepeliaev-group-requests-ruling-on-court-cost-recovery-from-russian-constitutional-court
Dec-16 Skadden Skadden advised Otkritie Holding in connection with its USD 1.45 billion acquisition of JSC Arkhangelskgeoldobycha from LUKOIL. USD 1.45 billion Russia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5429-skadden-advises-otkritie-holding-on-acquisition-of-jsc-arkhangelskgeoldobycha
Apr-16 Skadden; White & Case White & Case advised Yandex on its acquisition of a newly created entity from Krasnaya Roza 1875 Limited that will own the central Moscow office complex that houses the group's Russian headquarters. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom reportedly advised Krasnaya Roza 1875 on the deal. USD 490 million Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4375-white-case-advises-yandex-on-moscow-headquarters-acquisition
Apr-16 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex, acting on behalf of the Moscow Transport Hub Directorate autonomous nonprofit organization, participated in a "pre-roadshow" in Moscow involving a proposed light rail high-speed off-street transportation system in the Moscow Region. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4406-vegas-lex-participates-in-moscow-high-speed-light-rail-transport-project-roadshow
Jun-16 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex prepared Russia's first federal special investment contract for the Russian Federation and the Russian subsidiary of Germany's CLAAS group of companies. N/A Russia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4889-vegas-lex-supports-special-investment-contract-between-russian-government-and-claas-group
Feb-16 YUST Russia's YUST law firm successfully persuaded the Court of Arbitration of the Moscow District to uphold previous judgments of the courts of first and second instance dismissing the claim brought by JSC GUOV against YUST client KapInstroy, in which GUOV alleged that KapInstroy's lease to a land plot from the local administration was null and void. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4139-yust-protects-interests-of-kapinstroy-in-lease-challenge-by-guov-in-krasnogorsk
Mar-16 YUST The Yust law firm succesfully defended the interests of NPP Respirator OJSC in a tender dispute brought by SITEK LLC. N/A Russia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4263-yust-secures-win-for-npp-respirator-in-tender-dispute
Sep-16 CMS CMS advised VTB Nedvizhimost' OOO, a unit of the Russian state-owned Bank VTB PAO, in acquiring a 90% interest in Sportivno-razvlekatel'nyi tsentr ASGARD ZAO, a Moscow-based fitness and recreational sports center operator, from CoalCo Real Estate Investments Ltd. Concurrently, VTB Nedvizhimost' acquired a 90% interest in Khrustal'nye Bashni OOO and a 90% interest in Vedomstvo-Kapital ZAO. N/A Russia
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Quadracir AG on the sale of Zorka Keramika, a leading Serbian ceramics producer. Allen & Overy was international counsel to the buyer. N/A Serbia
Dec-16 AP Legal; Harrison Solicitors; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the EBRD on its December 5, 2016 issuance of RSD 2.5 trillion Floating Rate Bonds due December 2019. Raiffeisen Banka AD, Beograd, which acted as underwriter for the issuance, was advised by AP Legal, while Citigroup Global Markets Limited, which acted as marketing agent, was advised by Harrison Solicitors. RSD 2.5 trillion Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5425-wolf-theiss-ap-legal-and-harrison-solicitors-advise-on-ebrd-bond-issue-in-serbia
Apr-16 AVS Law Office AVS Law Office advised on the recently built "Mixing Buildingo plant of Tigar Tyres doo," a Serbian subsidiary of the Michelin Group. EUR 40 million Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4347-avs-assists-new-michelin-plant-set-up-in-serbia
Apr-16 BDK Advokati; Cleary Gottlieb; Gecic Law; KPMG BDK Advokati advised China's He Steel on the acquisition of core assets from Serbia's state-owned Steel Mill Smederevo in the process of privatization. The Asset Purchase Agreement was one of the largest privatization deals in Serbia in the past 10 years. Serbia's Gecic Law firm advised Steel Mill Smederevo and the Government of Serbia on the deal, working with the legal team at KPMG Serbia and international counsel Cleary Gottlieb EUR 46 million Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4433-bdk-advises-chinese-he-steel-on-acquisition-of-steel-mill-smederevo-in-serbian-privatization http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4610-gecic-law-advises-on-sale-of-zelezara-smederevo-assets
Dec-16 Bird & Bird; Harrison Solicitors Harrison Solicitors and Bird & Bird advised the EBRD on its EUR 7.25 million loan to Serbia's Farmina Pet Foods to support the company's expansion. EUR 7.25 million Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5436-harrison-solicitors-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-farmina-pet-foods
Mar-16 Cassels Brock; Davis Polk; Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic advised Lundin Mining Corporation in connection with its USD 262.5 million purchase of Freeport-McMoRan's shares in the Timok project in Eastern Serbia. Cassels Brock was global counsel to Lundin, and Davis Polk advised Freeport-McMoRan on the deal. USD 262.5 million Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4230-sog-advises-lundin-mining-on-purchase-of-shares-in-timok-project
May-16 Dentons; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic and Dentons advised Jet Airways (India) Limited in an aircraft leasing transaction that will enable the long-haul trans-Atlantic route between Serbia and the United States (Belgrade-New York) to be restored. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4690-karanovic-nikolic-and-dentons-advise-on-air-serbia-aircraft-lease
May-16 Dentons; Karanovic & Nikolic; Northon Rose Fullbright; Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office Karanovic & Nikolic advised Jet Airways (India) Limited, together with Dentons UKMEA LLP, in an aircraft leasing transaction to restore the long-haul trans-Atlantic route between Serbia and the United States. The transaction consisted of an operating lease of the Airbus A330-202 by Jet Airways (member of Etihad Airways Partners) and Etihad Airways (as sub-lessee) to Air Serbia, with the participation of foreign export credit agencies (ECAs) and banks that provided financing for the acquisition of the aircraft by the owner. Karanovic & Nikolic worked on the structuring of transaction, drafting and negotiating the lease agreement, aircraft mortgage agreement, and other ancillary documents and CPs, and issued the closing legal opinion. Dentons provided English counsel to Jet Airways. The trustee was advised by Northon Rose Fullbright on English law matters and by Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office on Serbian law. N/A Serbia
Aug-16 DLA Piper; Gecic Law; Karanovic & Nikolic Gecic Law and DLA Piper assisted Air Serbia in a European Commission investigation related to Etihad Airways' investment in the Serbian Airline. According to Air Serbia, Karanovic & Nikolic was also involved in the first year of the process. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4802-gecic-and-dla-secure-ec-green-light-for-air-serbia
Jul-16 Gecic Law Gecic Law advised the Science and Technology Park Belgrade, which was founded in partnership by the Government of Serbia, the City of Belgrade, and the University of Belgrade to facilitate an association between economic, scientific, and educational organizations. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/5020-gecic-law-advises-on-establishment-of-science-technology-park-belgrade
Dec-16 Harrison Solicitors Harrison Solicitors advised the Yazaki Corporation on the investment agreement it signed with the Republic of Serbia to produce cable kits for Daimler trucks in the Serbian town of Sabac. EUR 25.1 million Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5427-harrison-solicitors-advises-yazaki-on-investment-agreement-in-serbia
Apr-16 Jankovic Popovic Mitic Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised IKEA on construction of IKEA's Belgrade department store, its first in Serbia. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4427-jpm-advises-swedish-furniture-giant-ikea-on-establishment-of-operations-in-serbia
Feb-16 JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised MetLife Serbia on its liquidation. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4109-jpm-advises-metlife-on-liquidation-in-serbia
Dec-15 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised MK Group, the largest Serbian holding company focusing primarily on agribusiness, in merger filing procedures in Serbia in relation to the acquisition of PIK Becej, one of the largest companies active in production and processing of agricultural products in South East Europe, and the acquisition of Te-To, the competitor active in sugar industry. N/A Serbia
Dec-15 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic was engaged as legal counsel to Air Serbia, the Serbian flag carrier, regarding financing agreements for funds to be used for capital expenditures and investments in their fleet. The firm's services included providing a review and legal opinion on the uncommon financing agreements, advising on FX restrictions in regard to cross-border lending and establishment of the securities, and coordination with the borrower and the lenders. This was a pioneering project for Air Serbia to participate in a complex group financing as a part of Etihad Group. Karanovic & Nikolic also assisted in drafting the financial agreements, which are not common in the Serbian market. USD 500 million Serbia
Feb-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised KELER CCP on its successful implementation of a clearing arrangement, in co-operation with OTP Bank Serbia for SEEPEX, the first organized electricity market in Serbia. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4189-karanovic-nikolic-advise-on-clearing-arrangement-for-organized-electricity-market-in-serbia
Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Imlek on its acquisition of Niska Mlekara, a leading diary company in south Serbia. This was the first acquisition undertaken by Imlek after Mid Europa Partners took over control of the company. N/A Serbia
Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic successfully represented cable operator Telemach in its case against HD Win, owner of the Arena Sport sports channel and a subsidiary of Telekom Serbia, before the Bosnian Competition Council. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4240-karanovic-nikolic-wins-competition-case-for-telemach
Jun-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Bain Capital and Vista in merger filing proceedings in Serbia relting to their acquisition of control over insurance technology company Vertafore. N/A Serbia
Jul-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised HNA Aviation Group Co. on acquisition of SR Technics. N/A Serbia
Oct-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic, working in cooperation with Goodwin Procter, advised GoDaddy on its acquisition of Devana Techologies' ManageWP business. Belgrade-based solo practitioner Zeljka Motika advised the sellers. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5111-karanovic-nikolic-advises-on-godaddy-s-acquisition-of-managewp
Feb-16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Schoenherr Karanovic & Nikolic prepared a legal due diligence report of KBM Bank for the buyer, APS Holding S.A. K&N also assisted in structuring the transactions and negotiations on the terms and conditions of the sale purchase agreement and in drafting of the buyer's final bid. The buyer is primarily an investor in field of NPLs, and the goal of the transaction was to structure the acquisition as a vehicle for NPL portfolio collection and servicing. K&N advised on the structure of the entire transaction and coordinated the buyer's needs with applicable regulations. Schoenherr acted as local counsel on behalf of the seller. N/A Serbia
Dec-15 Marjanovic Law Marjanovic Law was engaged on drafting of the business cooperation agreement and poviding legal support for negotiations to transfer Mercator Srbija's home appliances retail business to Roaming Electronics. N/A Serbia
Dec-15 Marjanovic Law Marjanovic Law provided full legal support in the high value sale of a stake in the company Kijevo doo by Gruppo Adige Bitumi SpA to MBA Miljkovic, one of the leading construction companies in Serbia. N/A Serbia
Mar-16 Marjanovic Law Marjanovic Law supported the acquisition of a plant in Serbia by Coficab. N/A Serbia
Jul-16 Marjanovic Law KPMG Serbia and its associated law firm, Marjanovic Law, acted as lead transaction counsel to the Republic of Serbia during the two-year privatization procedure of Zelezara Smederevo. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4904-kpmg-serbia-closes-zelezara-smederevo-privatization
Jul-16 Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic SOG/Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic acted as local Serbian counsel to the Danaher Group regarding Serbian aspects of the spin-off of the Fortive Corporation as a company independently traded on the New York stock exchange. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4946-sog-advises-danaher-group-on-serbian-aspects-of-fortive-spin-off
Jul-16 Stankovic & Partners (NSTLaw); Stankovic & Partners (NSTLaw) announced that the Commercial Court in Zajecar had adopted the pre-packaged reorganization plan for the four companies of the RTB Bor Group's copper mining and smelting complex in Serbia. EUR 1.2 billion Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4950-nstlaw-and-bdo-advise-on-largest-pre-packed-reorganization-plan-in-serbia
Nov-16 Stankovic & Partners (NSTLaw); Stankovic and Partners advised the shareholders of Vojvodinaput on the sale of a majority stake to the Boje company. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5267-stankovic-and-partners-advises-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-vojvodinaput-to-boje
Dec-15 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Belgrade advised Atterbury Europe on its acquisition of a one-third stake in an asset portfolio of seven Serbian shopping centers with MPC Properties. EUR 86 million Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3756-wolf-theiss-advises-atterbury-europe-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-serbian-shopping-center-portfolio
Mar-16 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Hutchinson SA on the construction of a factory in Serbia and the commencement of activities in the country. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4199-wolf-theiss-advises-hutchinson-set-up-in-serbia
Mar-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised South Central Ventures on its acquisition of a 12.8% stake in drytools, a startup based in Novi Sad, Serbia. EUR 300,000 Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4275-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-south-central-ventures-on-investment-in-serbian-startup-drytools
Apr-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic successfully represented Serbian investigative journalist Brankica Stankovic, broadcaster B92, and the B92 news and current affairs editor and Board of Directors Chair Veran Matic against a defamation claim brought by Uros Avramovic, a leader of the Red Star Belgrade football team fan club. N/A Serbia http://ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4369-zivkovic-samardzic-successfully-defends-investigative-journalist-and-broadcaster-against-defamation-suit
Jul-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised South Central Ventures on its EUR 700,000 investment in City Expert, a Belgrade-based startup that, according to the firm, "has gained traction rapidly with its innovations and use of technologies in the real estate sale and rental sector." EUR 700,000 Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4903-zivkovic-samardzic-supports-south-central-ventures-with-startup-investments
Jul-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic successfully represented Serbia's 021 broadcaster in a copyright infringement case resulting in what the firm called "a landmark decision - reinterpret[ing] the current events exception in Serbian copyright law." N/A Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4915-zivkovic-samardzic-successful-for-021-in-precedent-setting-copyright-case
Jul-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic successfully represented Vojvodjanska Banka a.d. Novi Sad before Serbia's Supreme Court of Cassation in civil proceedings related to a bank guarantee issued by the bank's legal predecessor to Moscow Investment Bank as collateral for a USD 3 million loan granted to petrochemical plant HIP Pancevo. USD 3 million Serbia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4940-zivkovic-samardzic-achieves-supreme-court-of-cassation-victory-for-vojvodjanska-banka
Sep-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised the Austrian Development Agency on the rehabilitation of flood protection infrastructure in Serbia. N/A Serbia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4876-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-on-rehabilitation-of-flood-protection-infrastructure-in-serbia
Jun-16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Norton Rose Fulbright In cooperation with ECA, Karanovic & Nikolic are working with a team advising IFIs (EBRD, IFC, OPIC) on preparation of a new PPA package for Serbia. Karanovic & Nikolic advised on the new Energy Law in Serbia in order to eliminate obstacles in legislation governing renewable projects. Norton Rose Fulbright advised on English law. N/A Serbia; Montenegro
Oct-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Allen and Overy advised HB Reavis' Central Europe Real Estate Fund on the sale of its retail asset Aupark Pies_any to New Europe Property Investments for EUR 39.5 million. NEPI was advised by Clifford Chance. EUR 39.5 million Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5128-allen-overy-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-sale-of-aupark-piestany-in-bratislava
Dec-15 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised Energeticky a prumyslovy holding on the agreement by its subsidiary, EP Slovakia BV, to acquire a 66% stake in Slovenske elektrarne, a.s. from Enel Produzione S.p.A., a subsidiary of Italy-based multinational power company Enel S.p.A. Allen & Overy advised Enel on the sale. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3765-white-case-and-a-o-advise-on-eph-acquisition-of-stake-in-slovenske-elektrarne
Oct-16 Barger Prekop; Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing advised the Gima family, shareholders of Slovakian food producer Ryba Kosice and its distribution company Calmar, in the divesture of their shareholding in the companies to Slovak meat-processing group Tauris, a member of the Eco-Invest group. Barger Prekop advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovakia/5030-taylor-wessing-advises-gima-family-on-sale-of-ryba-kosice-and-calmar-to-tauris
Dec-15 Bezen & Partners; DLA Piper; Paksoy Paksoy advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on its acquisition of a 20% stake in Akfen Yenilenebilir Enerji, the renewable energy subsidiary of Akfen Holding. DLA Piper was international legal counsel to the EBRD, and Bezen & Partners advised Akfen Holding. USD 100 million Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3767-paksoy-and-bezen-partners-advise-on-ebrd-investment-in-akfen-renewable-energy
Dec-15 Binder Groesswang; Kinstellar; Skubla & Partneri Binder Groesswang and Kinstellar advised Sberbank Europe AG on the sale of its 99.5% stake in Sberbank Slovensko to Penta Investments. Slovakia's Skubla & Partneri law firm represented Penta. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3758-binder-groesswang-and-kinstellar-advise-sberbank-europe-on-sale-of-stake-in-sberbank-slovensko-to-penta-investments
May-16 Dedak & Partners; Orrick; Relevans Orrick and Dedak & Partners advised a consortium of international private equity firms including Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Innova Capital, MC Partners, and Oak Investment Partners, in the sale of Slovakian telecommunications provider Benestra to Sandberg Capital. The Slovak Relevans law firm advised Sandberg on the transaction. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4698-orrick-and-dedak-partners-advise-shareholders-on-sale-of-slovakian-telecoms-provider-benestra
Aug-16 Dentons; Relevans Dentons advised Tatra Banka, a member of the Raiffeisen Group, on a syndicated loan of EUR 250 million to Eurovea A.S. to refinance the Eurovea multifunctional complex in Bratislava. The Relevans law firm advised Eurovea on the loan. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4770-dentons-advises-tatra-banka-on-refinancing-of-eurovea-complex-in-bratislava
May-16 Freshfields; PRK Partners; White & Case White & Case advised the Slovak Republic on a Public Private Partnership project for the design, construction, finance, operation, and maintenance of the country's D4 Highway and R7 Expressway. Freshfields and PRK Partners advised Zero Bypass Limited, the consortium consisting of Cintra Infraestructuras Internacional S.L.U., Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited, and Porr AG, on its successful bid. EUR 1.7 billion Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4703-white-case-freshfields-and-prk-partners-advise-on-slovak-ppp
Dec-15 Havel Holasek Havel, Holasek & Partners advised HB Reavis on its sale of the Forum Business Center building in Bratislava to CS Nemovitostni Fond. EUR 46.2 million Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/3769-havel-holasek-advises-hb-reavis-on-office-building-sale-in-bratislava
Sep-16 Maple & Fish; Schoenherr Schoenherr Bratislava advised the Albea group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Scandolara TUB-EST, s.r.o., a Slovak subsidiary of the Italian Scandolara Group. The Scandolara Group was represented by Studio Legale D'urso-Zena e Associati and the Slovak law firm Maple & Fish. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4855-schoenherr-advises-albea-on-acquisition-of-scandolara-slovakia
Dec-15 Noerr Noerr advised Nordea Bank on the preparation, review and finalization of security agreements. EUR 5.7 million Slovakia
Nov-16 Noerr Noerr advised on the sale of a complete production facility in Slovakia with area of about 47,870 sq m, owned by the company Manitowoc Crane Group Slovakia s.r.o. N/A Slovakia
Mar-16 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs obtained a victory for alcoholic spirits company Frucona Kosice in the EU General Court in a case in which the European Commision had previously found a tax debt write-off to be incompatible with EU state-aid rules. N/A Slovakia http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4288-squire-defends-frucona-kosice-on-state-aid-case
Oct-16 Tatiana Timoranska; Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing advised Slovofruit on the sale of several industrial buildings and land plots in Nove Zamky, Slovakia, to GURI-REAL, s.r.o.. The buyers were reportedly advised by Slovak practitioner Tatiana Timoranska. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovakia/5191-taylor-wessing-advises-slovofruit-on-sale-of-industrial-buildings-and-land-plots-to-guri-real
May-16 Taylor Wessing Since 2014, Taylor Wessing has been providing Salesianer Miettex with legal advice on the purchase of an appropriate land plot to develop and launch an industrial laundry. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4645-taylor-wessing-advises-salesianer-miettex-on-acquisition-of-state-of-the-art-laundry
Jul-16 Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing advised Best in Parking - Holding AG on a private tender process regarding the sale of a city center multi-story underground car park in Bratislava. N/A Slovakia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4976-taylor-wessing-advises-best-in-parking-on-acquisition-of-bratislava-parking-garage
Apr-16 CMS; ODI Law Firm; Reed Smith ODI Law Firm and Reed Smith advised Dutch investor Eastern Horizon Group on the cross border acquisition of the Cimos Group. Reed Smith was the lead counsel to Eastern Horizon. CMS represented the sellers, BAMC, Slovenian Sovereign Holding, and other shareholders in Cimos. N/A Slovenia
Oct-16 CMS; Selih & Patrnerji; Ulcar & Partnerji CMS advised Andlinger & Company on its acquisition of a majority interest in the Slovenian Eti Elektroelement d.d., from a sale consortium of 950 Eti shareholders. The consortium was advised by Slovenia's Ulcar & Partnerji. Selih & Patrnerji announced that Jean Mueller GmbH, advised by the firm, had also sold its shares in Eti Elektroelement to A&C as part of the same SPA, although it negotiated the SPA's contents separately from the consortium. EUR 25.7 million Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/5137-cms-advises-andlinger-group-in-purchase-of-eti-elektroelement
Apr-16 Dentons; ODI Law; Odvetniki Vidmar Zemljaric Dentons and ODI advised Innova Capital on EUR 27 million financing of Slovenia's Trimo Group provided by Nova Ljubljanska Banka, d. d., Ljubljana. Odvetniki Vidmar Zemljaric advised Nova Ljubljanska Banka. EUR 27 million Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4484-dentons-and-odi-advise-innova-capital-on-financing-of-trimo-group
Jul-16 Jadek & Pensa; ODI Law Firm ODI advised Tus Nepremicnine, the real estate company of Slovene retailer Tus, on the sale of the Planet Tus Koper shopping center to the South African real estate fund Greenbay, which was advised by Jadek & Pensa. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4941-odi-and-jadek-pensa-advise-on-purchase-of-planet-tus-shopping-center-in-koper
Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Schoenherr Partner Marko Ketler and Attorney Jaka Simoncic, both working in cooperation with Karanovic & Nikolic, advised the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenian Sovereign Holding, and the Bank Assets Management Company on their sale of shares in Adria Airways to AA International Aviation Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based investment fund 4K Invest. Schoenherr advised AA International Aviation. N/A Slovenia http://ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4291-karanovic-nikolic-advises-on-sale-and-schoenherr-advises-on-approval-of-sale-of-majority-shareholding-in-adria-airways
Aug-16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Ulcar & Partnerji Karanovic & Nikolic advised Arterium Corporation, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine, on the acquisition of Marifarm d.o.o. Ulcar advised Slovenian bank NKBM. EUR 5.2 million Slovenia
Jun-16 Kavcic Rogl Bracun; Selih & partnerji Selih & partnerji advised German company C3 on its acquisition of a majority stake in PM, Slovenia's largest content marketing agency. The sellers were represented by Kavcic Rogl Bracun. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4894-selih-partnerji-advises-c3-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-pm
May-16 KRB; ODI Law Firm ODI advised Polish investor Aluform, a subsidiary of Grupa Kety S.A, in the Slovene privatization process, organized via a competitive international public tender, of AHA EMMI Predelava Aluminija, d.o.o., based in Slovenska Bistrica. Aluform, as winning bidder, acquired 100% of the business and receivables of AHA EMMI from owner Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC) for a total price of EUR 2.5 million. KRB advised BAMC on the sale agreement, which was included notification of the Slovenian Competition Authority. EUR 2.5 million Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4546-odi-and-krb-advise-on-privatization-of-aha-emmi
Dec-16 Legalitax; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with Italy's Legalitax firm, advised Tecnopool S.p.A. on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Gopek d.d., the Slovenian holding company of the Gostol Group. N/A Slovenia http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/5383-schoenherr-and-legalitax-advise-tecnopool-on-acquisition-of-gostol-group
Oct-16 Miro Senica Miro Senica and Attorneys advised the Slovenian start-up company Creatriks, Kreativne Komunikacije, d.o.o. on investment of EUR 550,000 from Austrian company Speedinvest II International GmbH. EUR 550,000 Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/5060-miro-senica-advises-creatriks-on-speedinvest-ii-investment
Dec-15 ODI Law Firm ODI Law Firm is advising several domestic and foreign financial creditors in out-of-court financial restructuring of debt. EUR 35 million Slovenia
Dec-15 ODI Law Firm ODI Law Firm advised Triglav Upravljanje Nepremicnin d.d., a Slovenian real estate management company, in negotiating a long term lease contract with the European Union, represented by the European Parliament. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/3728-odi-advises-triglav-on-lease-with-european-union
Aug-16 ODI Law Firm ODI advised debtor Elektroservisi on a EUR 12 million out-of-court restructuring with BAMC/DUTB and Banka Sparkasse. EUR 12 million Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/5100-odi-advises-elektroservisi-on-restructuring-with-bamc-dutb-and-banka-sparkasse
Dec-16 ODI Law Firm ODI Law Firm advised 6 syndicated banks in the refinancing of Unior d.d., European hand tools producer. EUR 115 million Slovenia
Jul-16 ODI Law Firm; Selih & Partnerji; Ulcar & Partnerji; White & Case ODI advised SKB Banka d. d. (a part of Societe Generale Group) on a EUR 17.25 million acquisition financing of KJK Investicije 3 d.o.o., a Slovenian SPV under the control of KJK Fund II. Selih & Partnerji advised KJK on the financing and the underlying transaction KJK's acquisition of Tomplast d.o.o. (and indirectly its subsidiary Unitplast d.o.o.) from Ramapo Holdings Limited, which was represented by Ulcar & Partnerji and White & Case. EUR 17.25 million Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/5036-odi-selih-partnerji-ulcar-partnerji-and-white-case-advise-on-skb-financing-to-kjk-and-underlying-acquisition
Jan-16 Reed Smith; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised the Avtotehna Group on the sale of its SWATYCOMET subsidiary to the Weiler Corporation, which was advised by Reed Smith. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/3808-rppp-advises-avtotehna-group-on-sale-of-swatycomet
Mar-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr Ljubljana advised web-based crowdinvesting platform operator CONDA AG on its successful roll-out of the first-ever Internet crowdinvesting platform in Slovenia. N/A Slovenia http://ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4276-schoenherr-ljubljana-advises-conda-on-roll-out-of-first-crowdinvesting-platform-in-slovenia
Oct-16 Selih & Partnerji Selih & Partnerji advised Constellation Software on the acquisition by subsidiary Emphasys Software of Halcom, a Ljubljana-based banking software solutions provider in the Adriatic region, from the Cadez family. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/5110-selih-partnerji-advises-constellation-software-on-acquisition-of-halcom
Sep-16 Wolf Theiss; Zdolsek Attorneys at Law Wolf Theiss Ljubljana advised Societa' Italiana Acetilene e Derivati, which already owned 49% of Istrabenz Plini d.o.o., on its successful acquisition of the remaining 51% share from Istrabenz d.d. Slovenia's Zdolsek Attorneys at Law advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Slovenia http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/4992-wolf-theiss-advises-siad-on-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-of-istrabenz-plini
Sep-16 Akin Law Office; Paksoy Paksoy advised Klockner Pentaplast on its acquisition of Farmamak from Gozde Girisim, which is owned by Yildiz Holding. The Akin Law Office advised Yildiz on the deal. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4931-paksoy-and-akin-law-office-advise-on-klockner-pentaplast-acquisition-of-farmamak
Mar-16 Aksu Savas Caliskan Attorney Partnerhip; Dentons (BASEAK) BASEAK - the Turkish arm of Dentons - advised Crescent Capital on its acquisition of Akocak HEPP from Akenerji, which was assisted by Aksu Savas Caliskan Attorney Partnership. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4209-baseak-advises-crescent-capital-on-akocak-hepp-acquisition
Feb-16 Aleinkov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners represented the Turkish company KOCA Insaat Sanayi ve Inracat Anonim Sirketi (the KOCA Construction Industry and Export Incorporation) on the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of Belarus. USD 9 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4056-aleinikov-partners-represents-koca-in-arbitration-award-enforcement
Jan-16 Allen & Overy (Gedik & Eraksoy); Cakmak Gokce Law Offices; Clifford Chance; White & Case Gedik & Eraksoy - the Turkish arm of Allen & Overy, acting along with Allen & Overy's Singapore office, advised Malaysia's state electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Bhd., on its acquisition of a 30% stake in Turkey's Gama Enerji A.S. from Gama Holding A.S., the International Finance Corporation, and GIF Holding I Cooperatief U.A. (a fund managed by the IFC Asset Management Company), in the amounts of 22.5%, 5.75%, and 1.75%, respectively. The IFC and GIF were advised by Clifford Chance, while Gama Holding was advised by White & Case and Cakmak Gokce Law Offices. USD 243 million. Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3799-allen-overy-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-tenaga-nasional-acquisition-of-stake-in-gama-holding
Jun-16 Allen & Overy (Gedik & Eraksoy); Erdem & Erdem Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy, A&O's Turkish arm, advised the shareholders of the Solventas Teknik Depolama A.S. chemicals and petrochemicals storage company on the sale of their shares in the company to Turkish port operator Yilport Konteyner Terminali ve Liman Isletmeleri A.S., a subsidiary of Yilport Holding A.S. - itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yildirim Group, a leading Turkish industrial group. Erdem & Erdem advised Yilport Holding on the deal. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4787-allen-overy-gedik-eraksoy-and-erdem-erdem-advise-on-sale-of-solventas-to-yilport-holding
Mar-16 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised Yapi Kredi, Turkey's fourth largest private bank, on the Rule 144A/Regulation S issue of USD 500 million, 8.5% Basel III-compliant fixed rate resettable Tier 2 Notes due in 2026. Allen & Overy advised joint lead managers Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Mitsubishi UFJ, and Unicredit. USD 500 million Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4272-white-case-advises-yapi-kredi-on-usd-500-million-note-issuance
Jun-16 Arnold & Porter; Paksoy Paksoy served as local counsel to the Turkish Treasury on its issuance in July 2016 of USD 1 billion lease certificates due in 2021. Arnold & Porter LLP acted as international counsel to the Turkish Treasury. Joint Lead Managers were Emirates NBD P.J.S.C., HSBC Bank PLC, and Standard Chartered PLC. USD 1 billion Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4797-paksoy-advises-the-turkish-treasury-on-sukuk-issuance
Jul-16 Baker & McKenize (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership advised the shareholders of the Planet Platform and TV group on the sale of a majority stake of the issued share capital of Planet TV ve Uydu Platform Isletmeciligi A.S., the Turkish broadcast platform company, to Sony. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4987-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-on-sale-of-majority-stake-of-planet-tv-to-sony
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership - the Turkish arm of Baker McKenzie International - advised the EBRD on its investment in bonds issued by Ronesans Holding A.S., one of Turkey's largest construction and infrastructure companies. TRY 300 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4013-esin-advises-ebrd-on-investment-in-turkey-s-first-corporate-bond-using-trlibor-as-benchmark
May-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie assisted ING with its provision of a EUR 36.1 million Euler Hermes-covered term loan facility to Saglik Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.S., one of Turkey's leading healthcare groups, for the purchase of healthcare equipment from a German manufacturer. EUR 36.1 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4670-baker-mckenzie-advises-ing-on-trade-finance-facility-to-acibadem-healthcare-group
Jun-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, represented The Abraaj Group in connection with its acquisition of a minority stake in Fibabanka A.S. via a privately negotiated share subscription agreement executed with Fiba Group. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4737-esin-advises-abraaj-on-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-fibabanka
Jun-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised Clear Channel Ireland Limited on the sale of its Turkish assets, Clear Channel Tanitim ve Iletisim A.S. and Mars Reklam Produksiyon A.S., to Turkish investor Umut Senol. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4785-baker-mckenzie-advises-clear-channel-on-sale-of-turkish-assets-to-local-investor
Jul-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised Hitachi Kokusai Turkey on its acquisition of a stake in the share capital of BCS Teknoloji Yayincilik Haberlesme Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4980-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-hitachi-kokusai-turkey-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-bcs-technology
Aug-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership advised the Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector on the extension of a USD 20 million murabaha facility to Aktif Yatirim Bankasi. USD 20 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4782-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-icd-on-extension-of-murabaha-facility-to-aktif-bank
Dec-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised Hitachi, Ltd.'s healthcare business unit on its acquisition of 75% of shares in Kurt ve Kurt Ithalat Ihracat ve Mumessillik Anonim Sirketi from company CEO and Chairman of the Board Murat Balkan. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5456-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-hitachi-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-turkish-medical-diagnostic-systems-company
Sep-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Cakmak-Gokce; White & Case The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, and Baker McKenzie's Paris office represented Gama Enerji A.S. and its subsidiary Kremna Enerji Uretim ve Ticaret A.S. (Kremna), on a USD 132 million secured senior acquisition finance facility extended to it by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the EBRD, and the IFC for the acquisition of the Karacaoren 1 and Karacaoren 2 hydroelectric power plants from the Turkish Privatization Administration (TPA). White & Case and its Turkish arm, the Cakmak-Gokce law firm, advised the ICBC, EBRD, the IFC, and the TPA on the privatization, which will be conducted through a Transfer-of-Operating-Rights method. USD 132 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4954-baker-mckenzie-advises-gama-enerji-on-privatization-of-hydroelectric-power-plants-in-turkey
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Dentons (BASEAK) The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker McKenzie International - advised Petgas on the transfer of its bottled liquefied petroleum gas and autogas businesses to Ipragaz. Ipragaz was advised by BASEAK - the Turkish arm of Dentons. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4168-esin-and-baseak-advise-on-petgas-asset-transfer-to-ipragaz
Jul-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Dentons (BASEAK) The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised ING Group's Turkish subsidiary on a syndicated loan obtained for general trade finance purposes. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership, working alongside Dentons, advised the lenders. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4972-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-ing-bank-on-syndicated-loan-refinancing
Apr-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Dentons; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Dentons - working alongside Bulgaria's Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov - advised the shareholders on the sale of 100% of City Hospitals and Clinics AD in Bulgaria to Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.S ("Acibadem").The Esin Attorney Partnership - the Turkish member firm of Baker McKenzie international - advised Acibadem on the acquisition, as well as on its simultaneous acquisition of the Bulgaria-based Tokuda Hospital, and its merger of the two. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4467-dentons-djingov-and-esin-advise-on-major-bulgarian-healthcare-deal
Aug-16 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Hogan Lovells; Paksoy The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised Burgan Bank on a USD 87 million and EUR 57 million syndicated multi-tranche term loan agreement with 13 banks from 8 countries. Paksoy advised the lending banks on the deal, with Hogan Lovells advising on English law aspects. EUR 144 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5129-baker-mckenzie-and-paksoy-advise-on-second-burgan-bank-syndicated-loan
Jul-16 Baker McKenzie; (Esin Attorney Partnership); Yazici Legal Baker McKenzie SCP (Paris) and Esin Attorney Partnership (Istanbul), a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, advised Commerzbank and a syndicate of international banks on their extension of a multi-tranche term loan facility to the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. YaziciLegal was borrower's counsel. USD 280 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4918-baker-mckenzie-advises-on-syndicated-loan-to-industrial-development-bank-of-turkey
Nov-16 Baker McKenzie; Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Proskauer Rose; Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie's Frankfurt office advised underwriters Ak Yatirim Menkul Degerler A.S., as domestic manager, and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, as international manager, regarding the recent fully marketed offering of EAS Solutions S.A.R.L. and Logo Teknoloji ve Yatirim A.S.'s shares in Logo Yazilim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. EAS and Logo Teknoloji were advised by Proskauer Rose in the US and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli in Turkey. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5216-baker-mckenzie-and-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-advise-on-logo-yazilim-share-offering
Nov-16 Balciolu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership; Paksoy Paksoy advised Ajinomoto, a Japan-based multinational corporation producing food ingredients, on its TL 220 million acquisition of Orgen Gida, a Turkish producer of soup, bouillon, ready-made desserts, and mixed food business, and its _Bizim Mutfak_ brand, from Yildiz Holding and the Orgen Family. Balciolu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership advised the sellers on the transaction. TL 220 million Turkey http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5282-paksoy-and-baseak-advise-on-ajinomoto-s-acquisition-of-orgen-gida-and-bizim-mutfak
Dec-15 Bezen & Partners Bezen & Partners advised Akfen Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakigi A.S. in the refinancing of a real estate investment trust. EUR 205 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3669-bezen-partners-advises-akfen-gayrimenkul-yatirim-ortakligi-on-refinancing-of-real-estate-investment-trust
Dec-15 Bezen & Partners Bezen & Partners advised the EBRD on a long-term loan to automotive company Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. USD 200 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3691-bezen-partners-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-tofas-turk-otomobil-fabrikasi
Aug-16 Bezen & Partners Bezen & Partners advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on its TRY 70 million investment in YDA Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret's four year bond issuance. EUR 21 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5079-bezen-partners-advises-ebrd-in-subscription-for-bond-issuance-in-yda-insaat-sanayi-ve-ticaret
Aug-16 Bezen & Partners; Watson Farley & Williams Bezen & Partners, working alongside international counsel Watson Farley & Williams, advised China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited on the closing of its first Japanese Operating Lease with a Call Option financing in relation to two new Airbus A320 delivered to Pegasus Airlines in June. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5072-bezen-partners-acts-for-china-aircraft-leasing-group-holdings-on-closing-of-first-ever-jolco
Aug-16 Bryan Cave; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; ELIG ELIG handled Turkish merger control for a transaction concerning the combination of IMS Health Holdings, Inc. ("IMS Health") and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. ("Quintiles"). As a result of the proposed transaction, IMS Health and Quintiles were combined in an all-stock merger of equals and the merged company will be named Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc.. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on July 1, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on August 10, 2016. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised IMS Health and Bryan Cave LLP advised Quintiles on the deal. N/A Turkey
Nov-16 Bryan Cave; ELIG; Skadden ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing on behalf of by Konecranes Plc ("Konecranes") regarding the acquisition of sole control by Konecranes over the Material Handling & Port Solutions business of Terex Corporation ("Terex"). The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on September 9, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on November 16, 2016. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Konecranes Plc, and Bryan Cave advised the Terex Corporation on the deal. USD 1.3 billion Turkey
Jul-16 BTS & Partners; Gokce Attorney Partnership BTS & Partners advised Revo Capital on its USD 1.4. million investment to V-Count. Gokce Attorney Partnership advised V-Count on the deal. USD 1.4 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5005-bts-partners-and-gokce-attorney-partnership-advise-on-revo-capital-investment-in-v-count
Jun-16 BTS & Partners; Turunc The Turunc law firm advised Elba HR (now rebranded as Peoplise) on investment into the company by Revo Capital. BTS & Partners advised Revo on the investment, which was part of the Borsa Istanbul Private Market. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4884-turunc-advises-elba-on-investment-by-revo-capital
Mar-16 Bumin & Varlik; Turunc Turunc represented Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A (E&V) in its acquisition of the shares held by its joint venture partners in E&V's Turkish affiliate, Eigenmann & Veronelli Kimyasal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. The sellers - Ipek Mustecaplioglu, Ismet Mustecaplioglu, and Reis Pazarlama ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi - were represented by Bumin & Varlik. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4302-turunc-and-bumin-varlik-advise-on-eigenmann-veronelli-acquisition-of-shares-from-jv-partners
Oct-16 Cakmak Law Offices; Freshfields; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; White & Case; White & Case (Cakmak-Gokce Law Offices) Paksoy advised GE Healthcare on its entrance into two Public Private Partnership projects with GAMA Holding A.S. and Turkerler Insaat A.S. with the Turkish Ministry of Health: The Izmir Bayrakli Integrated Healthcare Campus Project and the Kocaeli Integrated Healthcare Campus Project. The two projects are collectively valued at approximately USD 1.3 billion. White & Case and its Turkish arm, the Cakmak-Gokce Law Offices, and its former associated partner firm in Ankara, the Cakmak Law Offices, represented the Gama Holding-Turkerler Insaat consortium and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised the lenders on the Izmir project. USD 1.3 billion Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5145-paksoy-and-white-case-advise-on-healthcare-ppps-in-turkey
Jan-16 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership) Chadbourne & Parke and its Turkish arm, the Bilgic Attorney Partnership, advised the International Finance Corporation and ICF Debt Pool LLP on the financing provided to Hexagon Solid Waste for the construction and operation of waste management, fertilizer manufacturing, and electricity generation facilities located in Pamukova and Bilecik, Turkey. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3829-chadbourne-advises-ifc-and-icf-debt-pool-on-financing-for-hexagon
Jun-16 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership); Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnerhsip); Dechert Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership provided English and Turkish law advice, respectively, to Odea Bank on a TRY 1.0 billion capital increase subscribed to by the IFC, the IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund (a private equity fund managed by IFC Asset Management Company), and the EBRD. Odea Bank is a subsidiary of Lebanon's Bank Audi Group, which received English law advice by Dechert and Turkish law advice from the Bilgic Attorney Partnership. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4888-clifford-chance-ycap-bilgic-and-dechert-advise-on-ifc-and-ebrd-acquisition-of-shareholding-in-odea-bank
Sep-16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; ELIG; Kirkland & Ellis ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for tge acquisition of sole control by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, over Anda Distribution business of Allergan plc. Anda Distribution business of Allergan plc has no activities in Turkey and therefore jurisdictional turnover thresholds were not exceeded in and of itself. However, because of a previous transaction which concerns acquisition of Allergan Generics Business by Teva (20.11.2015, 15-41/679-241), the concerned transaction was subject to the Turkish Competition Board's approval according to Article 8(5) of Communiqu No. 2010/4 on Mergers and Acquisitions Requiring the Approval of the Competition Board. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on August 15, 2016 and was granted an unconditional approval swiftly on September 8, 2016. Kirkland & Ellis advised the buyer and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP advised the seller. USD 500 million Turkey
Nov-16 Clifford Chance; Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership); Freshfields; Paksoy Paksoy, working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, advised Klockner Pentaplast and Farmamak on a syndicated loan from Turkish banks Garanti Bankasi and Odeabank. Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership advised the banks on the deal. TL 75 million Turkey http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5287-paksoy-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-klockner-pentaplast-syndicated-loan
Mar-16 CMS CMS advised Wellcome Trust's USD 17.7 million investment (through subscription to newly issued shares) into Unlu & Co. USD 17.7 million Turkey
Aug-16 CMS CMS advised Nemak on the acquisition of Cevher Dokum Sanayii A.S., a supplier of complex aluminum automotive castings based in Izmir, Turkey. N/A Turkey
Oct-16 CMS CMS advised Akbank T.A.S. on obtaining a EUR 1.2 billion loan from a group of banks. EUR 1.2 billion Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5121-cms-advises-akbank-on-usd-1-2-billion-loan
Sep-16 CMS; Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised ENERGO-PRO on financing provided by Akbank for the construction of a hydro power plant in Karakurt, Turkey. Akbank was advised by CMS. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4865-ksb-advises-energo-pro-on-financing-for-construction-of-power-plant-in-turkey
Jan-16 Dentons (BASEAK) The BASEAK law firm - the Turkish arm of Dentons - successfully represented China North Industries Corporation in the course of ultimately-successful settlement negotiations with the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration regarding a litigation dispute between the parties ongoing since 1998. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3804-baseak-represents-norinco-on-successful-settlement-of-long-standing-dispute
Jun-16 Dentons (BASEAK) The Competition and Regulation team at BASEAK - the Turkish arm of Dentons - successfully represented Yemek Sepeti Elektronik Iletisim Tanitim Pazarlama A.S. ("Yemek Sepeti") in a hearing before the Turkish Competition Authority. The hearing was the final stage of the Authority's ongoing investigation into Yemek Sepeti. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4730-baseak-successful-for-yemek-sepeti-before-turkish-competition-authority
Aug-16 Dentons (BASEAK) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership advised the EBRD on its investment in Aksa Enerji Uretim A.S.'s Turkish lira-denominated bonds of 3 years maturity. EUR 30 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4805-baseak-represents-ebrd-on-bond-investment-in-aksa-enerji
Mar-16 Dentons (BASEAK); Herbert Smith; Yazici Legal BASEAK - the Turkish arm of Dentons - advised the Vardar family on its sale of minority interests in Jolly Tur and Gordion Teknoloji to the Goldman Sachs Group. The buyer was advised by Yazici Legal (on Turkish law) and Herbert Smith Freehills (on English law). N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4279-baseak-and-yazici-legal-advise-on-jolly-tur-and-gordion-teknoloji-share-sale-in-turkey
Jun-16 Dentons (BASEAK); Pekin & Bayar Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki - the Turkish arm of Dentons - advised Bridgepoint on its acquisition of Peyman, the Turkish packaged dried fruit, nuts, and seeds producer, from its founders and Esas Holding for an undisclosed sum. Pekin & Bayar advised the sellers. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4723-dentons-advises-bridgepoint-on-acquisition-of-turkish-dried-fruit-and-snacks-producer
Sep-16 Dentons (BASEAK); White & Case Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership advised the EBRD on its equity subscription in TFI TAB Gida Yatirimlari A.S. - one of the largest global restaurant operators in Turkey and the world's largest Burger King master franchisee. White & Case advised TFI TAB Gida on the deal. EUR 200 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4823-baseak-and-white-case-advise-on-ebrd-investment-in-burger-king-master-franchisee
Sep-16 Dentons; Freshfields; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Paksoy Paksoy, working with global counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, provided local Turkish advice to the lenders on a EUR 120 million facility granted to Luxembourg Investment Company 43 S.a r.l and OnlinePizza Norden AB, affiliates of Delivery Hero. Dentons and Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised the borrowers on the deal. EUR 120 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4878-paksoy-advises-banks-on-multi-jurisdictional-facility-to-luxembourg-investment-company-43-and-onlinepizza-norden
Mar-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD, the Bulgarian subsidiary of Turkey's Sisecam Group, on the restructuring of its Bulgarian business. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/over-the-wire/legal-ticker-deals-and-cases-in-cee/2-legal-ticker-deals-and-cases/4218-dpco-advises-trakya-glass-bulgaria-on-bulgarian-restructuring
Jan-16 ELIG ELIG defended Denizli Cimento Sanayii Turk A.S. in an investigation conducted by the Turkish Competition Authority on six cement producers in Turkey's Aegean region. The Board concluded that the companies violated Article 4 of the Competition Law by sharing sales territories and increasing resale prices in collusion in the Aegean region (14 January 2016, 16-02/44-14). The Board fined the cement producers by a total of approximately TRY 71 million (approximately USD 20.2 million and EUR 19 million at the exchange rates of December 5, 2016). The fines ranged between 3% and 4.5% of each company's 2014 annual turnover. Denizli Cimento was fined according to 4.5% of its annual turnover in 2014 which was TRY 12,088,042.39 (around EUR 3.240 million at the exchange rates of December 5, 2016). N/A Turkey
Feb-16 ELIG ELIG defended Solgar throughout an investigation against Solgar in order to determine whether the company had violated Article 4 and Article 6 of Law No. 4054 by refusing to supply. The Competition Board initiated an initial investigation against the company, but the Board decided not to initiate a full-fledged investigation. The Chamber of the Council of State annulled the Board's decision, stating that the information and evidence obtained during the preliminary investigation was not sufficient to conclude that the case did not necessitate an in-depth investigation. Upon the Council of State's decision, the Board initiated a full-fledged investigation in 2014 against Solgar to determine whether Solgar has violated Article 4 or Article 6 of Law No. 4054 by refusing to supply. At the end of an in-depth investigation, the Board decided that Solgar had reasonable justification in suspending the supply and Solgar did not violate Law No. 4054. N/A Turkey
Mar-16 ELIG ELIG successfully defended its client before the Commercial Court in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff requested compensation for unauthorized use of his four billboards for advertisement in different parts of Turkey. ELIG argued that the claim should not be addressed to the defendant since it is not directly involved in the advertisement process but merely deals with intermediary media agencies who are responsible for arranging the billboards and providing logistic services regarding the advertisement process. Moreover, it was put forward on behalf of the defendant that the plaintiff was not impoverished due to the advertisement shown on billboards. The court rejected plaintiff's claims based on the objections presented on behalf of the defendant. N/A Turkey
Apr-16 ELIG ELIG successfully defended its client before both the Commercial Court of First Instance and the Civil Chamber of the Court of Appeal in which the plaintiff claimed that documents that are allegedly distributed by the Defendant constitute unfair competition. The plaintiff also requested preliminary injunction to ensure termination of the allegedly unfair competition and a denial be published. ELIG argued that the documents should not be qualified as unfair competition since the statemens in the documents are in accordance with the provisions of the regulations, and the court rejected all the plaintiff's claims. N/A Turkey
Oct-16 ELIG After an investigation process of thirteen months, the Turkish Competition Board announced on October 14, 2016, the outcome of a high-profile investigation on Turk Philips Tic. A.S. and concluded that Philips Turkey did not violate Article 6 of the Law No. 4054 and should not be subject to an administrative fine (13.10.2016; 16-33/587-258). ELIG successfully represented Philips Turkey during the entire investigation process. The Competition Board closed the case without a fine. N/A Turkey
Nov-16 ELIG In February 2015, the Turkish Competition Board launched an investigation against Turk Philips Tic. A.S. and several other undertakings active in the consumer electronics sector in order to determine whether these undertakings violated Article 4 of Law No. 4054 in the market for consumer electronics products through an agreement or concerted practice within a horizontal or vertical relation (July 7, 2015, 15-28/319-M). ELIG assisted and represented Philips Turkey during the entire investigation process. The Board concluded that Philips Turkey violated competition laws and levied turnover-based monetary fines against Philips Turkey through its decision of November 9, 2016. The Board levied TL 1,255,290.42 (around EUR 336,500 at the exchange rates of December 5, 2016) against Philips Turkey. The Board fined the undertakings subject to the investigation by a total of approximately TL 54 million (approximately USD 15.4 million and EUR 14.4 million at the exchange rates of December 5, 2016). N/A Turkey
Nov-16 ELIG ELIG successfully persuaded the Civil Court for Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights to refuse the lawsuit that was brought upon the rejection of objection before the Turkish Patent Institute regarding registration of Nexus trademark. In this case the defendant claimed that there is a similarity and there might be a confusion between its registered trademark Next and Nexus trademarks. ELIG proved that there was no danger of confusion by the average consumers regarding the meaning, in phonetic and form, although these two trademarks were registered to the same trademark category by presenting High Court of Appeal decisions in crucial points. N/A Turkey
Jun-16 ELIG; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Skadden ELIG handled merger control filing in Turkey for the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. du Pont de Nemours. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Dow and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised DuPont on the transaction. USD 130 billion Turkey
Oct-16 ELIG; Freshfields ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition by Hapag-Lloyd AG ("HL AG") of a 100% shareholding and sole control of United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. ("UASC"). UASC's largest shareholders are Qatar Holding LLC on behalf of the State of Qatar and the Public Investment Fund on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As a result of the proposed transaction, HL AG acquired 100% of the shares in UASC in exchange for new HL AG's shares to be issued to UASC's current shareholders. Accordingly, HL AG acquired sole control over UASC. The proposed transaction did not result in change of control of HL AG. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on August 26, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on October 13, 2016. Freshfields advised HL AG on the transaction. N/A Turkey
Oct-16 ELIG; Freshfields; Jones Day ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition of a significant part of the global hair care, color cosmetics, and fragrance businesses of The Procter and Gamble Company by Coty Inc., a global beauty products manufacturer listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The target businesses include fragrances marketed under brands such as Gucci, Hugo Boss, and Lacoste; the color cosmetic brands Cover Girl and Max Factor; and hair color brands such as Clairol and Wella. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on January 13, 2016, and the clearence was obtained swiftly on February 10, 2016, without any additional information requests from the Turkish Competition Board. Freshfields acted as international counsel for Coty Inc. and Jones Day was the international counsel for The Procter and Gamble Company. USD 12.5 billion Turkey
Oct-16 ELIG; Freshfields; Linklaters ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI) of the sole control of SABMiller plc (SABMiller). The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on January 12, 2016. The Board decided to launch Phase II review based on its decision dated March 16, 2016, with concerns mainly related to acquisition of a non-controlling minority shareholding (24%) by ABI, as a significant global beer producer, in Anadolu Efes, which is in a dominant position in the overall beer market in Turkey. As a result of its review of the submission, the Turkish Competition Board granted unconditional approval to the transaction on June 1, 2016. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acted as the international counsel for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, while Linklaters acted as international counsel for SABMiller plc. GBP 71 billion Turkey
Dec-16 ELIG; Jones Day; ELIG handled merger control filing in Turkey for transaction in which Koch Industries, Inc. acquired the sole ownership over Guardian Industries Corp. Jones Day advised the buyer N/A Turkey
Jul-16 ELIG; Latham & Watkins ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for Chiho-Tiande Group Ltd (Hong Kong, China) (including its affiliates "CTG"), which intented, either directly or indirectly through wholly-owned subsidiaries, to acquire 100% of the shares in and, thus, sole control over Scholz Holding GmbH (Germany), including its affiliates (with the exception of Scholz Hong Kong Ltd. which will not be part of the proposed transaction, following a carve-out process that will be consummated prior to closing of the proposed transaction.) The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on July 13, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on August 10, 2016. Latham & Watkins advised Chiho-Tiande Group Ltd on the deal. N/A Turkey
Aug-16 ELIG; Latham and Watkins; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition of sole control over Mitsubishi Motors Corp. by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Nissan is a Japanese multinational stock corporation headquartered in Japan. Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in France, has de facto sole control over Nissan on the basis of various features of the Renault Nissan Alliance. Mitsubishi is a multinational stock corporation headquartered in Japan that manufactures and sells passenger cars and commercial vehicles. A Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance creates the world's fourth-largest auto group and a dynamic new force in the automotive industry that will cooperate intensively and generate sizeable synergies. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on July 15, 2016. The Turkish Competition Board granted unconditional approval to the transaction on August 4, 2016. Latham and Watkins acted as counsel for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto advised Mitsubishi Motors Corp. on the deal. USD 2.2 billion Turkey
Nov-16 ELIG; Linklaters ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition of sole control by Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") over Abbott Medical Optics Inc. ("AMO") by way of purchase of shares. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on November 3, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on November 16, 2016. Linklaters advised Johnson & Johnson. USD 4.3 billion Turkey
Jul-16 ELIG; Macfarlanes ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing of a transaction which concerns acquisition of joint control by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. and Deutsche Alternative Asset Management (Global) Limited and ultimately by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG over the limited partnership interests held by the National Bank of Greece S.A. or one of its affiliates in each of eleven limited partnerships. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on June 27, 2016, and the Turkish Competition Board granted an unconditional approval to the transaction on July 1, 2016. Macfarlanes advised both of the buyers on the deal. EUR 288 million Turkey
Aug-16 ELIG; Mannheimer Swartling; Stibbe N.V. ELIG handled the Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition of sole control by Mylan N.V, a global pharmaceutical company, over Meda AB, an international specialty pharmaceutical company. The transaction was intended to create a diversified global pharmaceutical leader with an expansive portfolio of branded and generic medicines and a strong and growing portfolio of over-the-counter products. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on May 23, 2016, and obtained clearance swiftly on June 9, 2016, without any additional information requests from the Turkish Competition Board. Stibbe advised Mylan N.V. and Mannheimer Swartling advised Meda AB on the deal. USD 9.9 billion Turkey
Jul-16 ELIG; Nishimura & Asahi ELIG obtained Turkish merger control approval for a full-function joint venture by Japan Tunnel Systems Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of IHI, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., by way of MHI-MS splitting off its tunnel boring machine business and JTSC transferring its whole business of manufacturing tunnel boring machines into the joint company. Nishimura & Asahi advised both of the buyers on the deal. N/A Turkey
Nov-16 ELIG; Skadden ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition of the sole control of Lexmark International, Inc., a global technology company, by Apex Technology Co. Ltd, a worldwide designer and supplier of printing consumables, and a subsidiary of Zhuhai Seine Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese technology innovator in the printing sector that also manufactures and sells branded laser printers through its subsidiary, Pantum. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on June 9, 2016, and the clearance was obtained swiftly on June 23, 2016, without any additional information requests from the Turkish Competition Board. Skadden advised Apex on the deal. USD 3.6 billion Turkey
Jun-16 ELIG; Vinge SE ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for EQT VII to acquire sole control over Bilfinger Real Estate Solutions GmbH and Bilfinger Efficiency GmbH by way of a share purchase. The transaction was notified to the Turkish Competition Authority on June 16, 2016, and obtained unconditional approval on June 29, 2016. Vinge SE advised EQT Services UK Limited on the deal. N/A Turkey
Feb-16 Erdem & Erdem Erdem & Erdem advised Yilport Holding Group, an affiliate of Turkey's Yildirim Holding, on its February 19, 2016 acquisition of all shares of Mota-Engil Logistica and Tertir Terminais de Portugal. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4150-erdem-erdem-represents-yilport-holding-in-acquisition-of-portuguese-port-companies
Aug-16 Erdem & Erdem Erdem & Erdem advised Yilport Holding on its acquisition of operating rights to the Puerto Bolivar Harbor, located in Machala, Ecuador, for a period of 50 years, in return for an investment of USD 750 million. USD 750 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5142-erdem-erdem-advises-on-yilport-holding-acquisition-of-ecuadorian-harbor-operating-rights
Sep-16 Erdem & Erdem Erdem & Erdem advised the shareholders of Camis Ambalaj Sanayi A.S. - an affiliate of the Sisecam Group - on the sale of its corrugated cardboard manufacturing business to Mosburger GmbH, a subsidiary of Prinzhorn Holding operating under the name Dunapack Packaging. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4854-erdem-erdem-advises-sisecam-group-on-sale-of-cardboard-manufacturing-to-dunapack-packaging
Feb-16 ErsoyBilgehan; Paksoy ErsoyBilgehan advised ERGO Grubu Holding A.S. on its sale of 100% shares in ERGO Portfoy Yonetimi AS to QInvest LLC, represented by Paksoy. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4184-ersoybilgehan-advises-on-ergo-portfoy-sale-to-qinvest
Sep-16 Goksu Safi Isik Attorney Partnership; Herguner Bilge Ozeke; Linklaters; Slaughter and May; White & Case Linklaters and Herguner Bilge Ozeke advised beIN Media Group on its successful acquisition of Digiturk, the leading pay-TV operator in Turkey, from the Cukurova Group and funds controlled by Providence Equity Partners. White & Case advised the Cukurova Group and Slaughter & May and GSI advised Providence Equity Partners on the deal. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4832-linklaters-white-case-slaughter-may-and-gsi-advise-on-bein-acquisition-of-digiturk
May-16 Gur Law Firm The Gur Law Firm advised and represented National Cotton Council of America and 12 of the 24 cooperating trading companies in an anti-dumping investigation carried out by Turkey's Ministry of Economy concerning imports of cotton originating from the United States America. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4682-gur-represents-us-cotton-industry-on-turkish-anti-dumping-investigation
May-16 Hogan Lovells; Paksoy Paksoy acted as local counsel to mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners ABC Islamic Bank (E.C.), Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and Warba Bank K.S.C.P on a USD 155 million syndicated Murabaha financing facility of Turkey's first state-owned Islamic participation bank, Ziraat Katilim Bankasi A.S. ("Ziraat Participation"). Hogan Lovells acted as counsel on English law aspects of the deal. USD 155 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4586-paksoy-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-murabaha-financing-facility-of-turkey-s-first-state-owned-islamic-participation-bank
Apr-16 Kim & Chang; Kirkland & Ellis; Paksoy; Verdi Paksoy - working with the Kim & Chang law firm in South Korea - advised South Korea's CJ CGV Co. multiplex chain on its acquisition of the Mars Entertainment Group from Actera, Esas Holding, and minority shareholders. Verdi (on Turkish law matters) and Kirkland & Ellis (on English law matters) advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4380-paksoy-and-verdi-advise-on-cj-group-acquisition-of-mars-entertainment
Nov-16 King & Spalding King & Spalding advised Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. on the issuance of USD 500 million senior unsecured certificates due 2021. USD 500 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5207-king-spalding-advises-kuveyt-turk-on-usd-500-million-certificate-issuance
Apr-16 King & Spalding; Paksoy Paksoy advised Nurol Yatirim Bankasi A.S. on the issuance of USD 10 million Tier 2 notes due in 2026. King & Spalding acted as counsel on English law aspects of the deal. USD 10 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4451-paksoy-advises-nurol-yatirim-bankasi-on-issuance-of-tier-2-notes
Jul-16 Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Mondi Group (consisting of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc) on the acquisition of 90% of the outstanding share capital in Turkish Kalenobel for around EUR 90 million on a debt-and-cash-free basis from ARGUS capital, a CEE focused private equity group, and M. Olcay Hephiz, one of the company's founders. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 90 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4982-schoenherr-and-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-advises-on-mondi-group-acquisition-of-turkish-kalenobel
Oct-16 Latham & Watkins; Paksoy; Skadden Arps Paksoy, working with international counsel Latham & Watkins, advised ACCO Brands Corporation on its USD 333 million acquisition of Esselte Group Holdings AB from J.W. Childs. Skadden Arps advised the sellers. USD 333 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5136-paksoy-advises-on-global-office-supply-acquisition
Jun-16 Latham & Watkins; Paksoy; Yazici Legal Paksoy, working alongside Latham & Watkins, advised lead arranger QInvest LLC and and financiers Qatar Islamic Bank Q.S.C., Barwa Bank Q.S.C., Al Khaliji, Fibabanka A.S., and Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.S. on a Murabaha Agreement and Term Facility Agreement for Boyner Perakende ve Tekstil Yatirimlari A.S. ("Boynero) in the amount of USD 90 million. Yazici Legal advised Boyner on the deal. USD 90 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4780-paksoy-advises-qinvest-and-financiers-on-boyner-facility
Jul-16 Latham & Watkins; Paksoy; Yazici Legal Paksoy, working together with Latham & Watkins, advised Comdata, the Italian industrial partner for Business Process Outsourcing held by the Carlyle Group, on its acquisition of Win Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., a leading call center services provider in Turkey. Yazici Legal advised the seller, Ugur Turkmen, on the deal. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4975-paksoy-advises-comdata-on-acquisition-of-win-bilgi
May-16 Linklaters Linklaters advised Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S. (TSKB) on a USD 300 million green bond issuance, the first ever green bond from Turkey and only the second within the CEEMEA region. The proceeds will be used for private sector investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other areas that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. USD 300 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4650-linklaters-advises-on-turkey-s-first-green-bond
Jan-16 Moral Law Firm The Moral Law Firm in Turkey advised the Kavuklar Gayrimenkul Yatirim real estate and construction company on matters related to its Point Bornova Shopping Mall and Residences project in Izmir. EUR 60 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3815-moral-advises-kavuklar-gy-on-point-bornova-project
Mar-16 Moral Law Firm Turkey's Moral Law Firm advised DGD Engineering - a subcontractor of AKFEN Real Estate Investment Trust - in its provision of turn-key construction services in the Novotel Karakoy city hotel project. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4219-moral-advises-dgd-engineering-on-construction-of-novotel-in-istanbul
Jul-16 Moral Law Firm The Moral law firm advised Murat Turistik Tesis Yatirimlari Otel Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. on the construction and development of the Park Forbes Shopping Mall and Double Tree by Hilton Iskenderun. USD 120 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4999-moral-advises-murat-turistik-on-luxury-shopping-mall-and-hotel-in-iskenderun
May-16 Moral Law Firm; Taylor Wessing The Moral Law Firm, acting in cooperation with Taylor Wessing Germany, advised IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG on matters related to financing provided to the Janoschka Group. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4615-moral-and-taylor-wessing-advises-ikb-on-financing-to-janoschka-group
Oct-16 Moral Law Firm; Tonucci & Partners Moral Law Firm advised the Gozalan Group on negotiations for its subsidiary, Pera Camis, to obtain the master franchise rights of Camicissima for Turkey. Tonucci & Partners represented Gozalan as Italian Counsels. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5166-moral-law-firm-advises-gozalan-group-on-franchise-agreement-with-camicissima
Dec-15 Norton Rose Fulbright; Reed Smith Reed Smith advised a syndicate of 14 banks on the signing of a facilities agreement providing term facilities to Turk Telekom, Turkey's leading communication and convergence technologies company. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Turk Telecom on the matter. EUR 420 million and USD 380 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3694-reed-smith-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-on-financing-for-turk-telekom
Mar-16 Paksoy Paksoy advised Georg Fischer Ltd on its acquisition of sole control over Georg Fischer Hakan Plastik Boru ve Profil San. Tic. A.S. via the purchase of shares left outstanding in its earlier acquisition of a majority stake in 2013. N/A Turkey http://ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4304-paksoy-advises-georg-fischer-ltd-on-acquisition-of-remaining-stake-in-gf-hakan
Jul-16 Paksoy Paksoy advised the EBRD and IFC on their acquisition of a 5% stake in Akfen Yenilenebilir Enerji A.S., which holds the renewable energy asset portfolio of Akfen Holding A.S., consisting of hydro, wind, and solar energy investments. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4994-paksoy-advises-ebrd-and-ifc-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-turkish-renewable-asset-portfolio
Oct-16 Paksoy Paksoy advised the Turkish subsidiary of Metalsa, part of the Mexican Proeza Group, on the sale of its manufacturing plant in Aksaray to Mercedes-Benz Turkey. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5017-paksoy-advises-metalsa-on-immovable-sale-to-mercedes-benz-turkey
Nov-16 Paksoy Paksoy advises BNP Paribas (Suisse) on a commodity financing in the amount of EUR 140 million provided to Toprak Mahsulleri Ofisi. EUR 140 million Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5275-paksoy-advises-bnp-paribas-on-commodity-financing-to-toprak-mahsulleri-ofisi
Dec-16 Paksoy Paksoy reported that it advised OEP Turkey Tech B.V. on its agreement with ZTE Cooperatief U.A. for sale of 48.04% of Netas Telekomunikasyon, a Turkish digital transformation company. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5432-paksoy-advises-one-equity-partners-on-sale-of-48-04-of-netas
Nov-16 Paksoy; Pekin & Bayer Paksoy advised Migros on its acquisition of a Turkish law-governed unsecured facility agreement of up to TL 170 million for general purposes from Rabobank. Pekin & Bayar advised Rabobank on the deal. TL 170 million Turkey http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5292-paksoy-and-pekin-bayar-advise-on-rabobank-facility-agreement-with-migros
Apr-16 Paksoy; Reed Smith Paksoy advised the EBRD on a USD 100 million facility agreement with Turk Telekomikasyon A.S. Reed Smith acted as counsel to the EBRD on English law aspects of the deal. USD 100 million Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4520-paksoy-advises-ebrd-on-financing-package-for-turk-telekom
Sep-16 Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office; Turunc Turunc advised Taxim Capital on its acquisition of a 40% stake in the Turkish casual dining chain Big Chefs from current shareholders Gamze Cizreli and Saruhan Tan, each of whom had their 50% shares in the company diluted. The Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur Law Office advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4937-turunc-advises-taxim-capital-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-big-chefs
Jan-16 Unsal Gunduz The Unsal Gunduz law firm in Turkey announced that it and Nestor Advisors (a specialist corporate governance consultancy based in London) were retained by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey and the EBRD for a 12-month project aiming to foster corporate governance of the companies whose shares are admitted to trading on the stock exchange. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3864-unsal-gunduz-retained-by-capital-markets-board-and-ebrd-for-year-long-corporate-governance-project
Jan-16 Yondem Yigi Uclertopragi Attorneys at Law Yondem Yigit Uclertopragi Attorneys at Law advised the Turkish energy company Bereket Enerji A.S on its EPC Contract with Alstom-GE for the renewal of the turbines of Yatagan Thermal Power Plant, located in Yatagan, Mugla, in western Turkey. N/A Turkey http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3854-yyu-advises-bereket-enerji-on-epc-contract-with-alstom-ge
May-16 Avellum; Freshfields; Linklaters Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on a global level, and Avellum, in Ukraine, advised the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its acquisition of a 40% stake in Glencore Agricultural Products (Glencore Agri), valuing Glencore Agri at USD 6.25 billion. Linklaters advised Glencore Agri on the deal, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, subject to regulatory approval. Glencore Agri will retain the remaining 60% of shares in the business. ELIG handled Turkish merger control filing for the acquisition. USD 2.5 billion Turkey; Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4571-avellum-freshfields-and-linklaters-advise-on-canada-pension-plan-investment-board-acquisition-of-glencore-agri-stake
Dec-16 A.G.A Partners A.G.A. Partners agreed to provide the Dynamo BC women's basketball club with legal assistance. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5435-aga-partners-and-dynamo-bc-sign-cooperation-agreement
Dec-15 Aequo Aequo advised Mosquito Mobile on the acquisition of TRANS-CON LLC, a company operating the telecom infrastructure in Kyiv city's underground. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3754-aequo-advises-mosquito-mobile-on-acquisition-of-trans-con
Jan-16 Aequo Aequo successfully advised the Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of a significant equity stake in Ciklum Holding Limited, including obtaining merger clearance and concerted actions approvals from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3962-aequo-advises-ukrainian-redevelopment-fund-on-merger-control-issues-in-connection-ciklum-holding-investment
Jan-16 Aequo Aequo advised the Ukrainian subsidiary of Russia's Sberbank on the restructuring of a loan facility granted to the Smila Electromechanical Plant Research and Development Enterprise OJSC. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3982-aequo-advises-sberbank-on-restructuring-of-loan-to-smila-electromechanical-plant
Feb-16 Aequo Aequo has secured a victory in the Superior Commercial Court of Ukraine for Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited in a case involving biosimilar medicinal products registered in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4078-aequo-successful-for-dr-reddy-s-laboratories-in-patent-infringement-case
Feb-16 Aequo Aequo secured merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for Danone S.A. for its acquisition of sole control over Dairy JV Holdings Limited. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4156-aequo-obtains-merger-clearance-for-danone-in-ukraine
Oct-16 Aequo Aequo represented Forbes Media on a number of issues related to its American Arbitration Association arbitration proceeding against United Media Holding N.V. (UMH), Forbes' former licensee in Ukraine, regarding the termination of its license agreement. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5008-aequo-advises-forbes-in-arbitration-and-ukrainian-court-proceedings-against-umh
Aug-16 Aequo Aequo advised the EBRD on Ukrainian law matters related to its granting of a USD 20 million loan to Astarta Group. USD 20 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4785-aequo-counsels-ebrd-on-loan-to-astarta-group
Sep-16 Aequo; Baker McKenzie Aequo advised Dragon Capital Investments Limited on its acquisition of the Pyramid Shopping Mall in Kyiv from a group of American and British investors. The investors were advised by Baker McKenzie. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4910-aequo-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-pyramid-shopping-mall-acquisition-in-kyiv
Jul-16 Aequo; Vasil Kisil & Partners; White & Case Aequo advised Viasat World Limited, a leading international TV company, on its acquisition of Viasat Ukraine LLC from the Modern Times Group. Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the Modern Times Group on the transaction. White & Case advised on UK law. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5035-aequo-and-vasil-kisil-partners-advise-on-viasat-world-limited-acquisition-of-viasat-ukraine-from-modern-times-group
Apr-16 Alekseev, Boyarchuk and Partners Alekseev, Boyarchuk and Partners announced that, working pro bono, it assisted in the development of Murahy.com, which the firm describes as "the first Ukrainian charitable e-commerce platform." N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4385-alekseev-boyarchuk-and-partners-advises-on-set-up-of-first-charity-trading-platform-in-ukraine
Jan-16 Alexandrov & Partners Ukraine's Alexandrov & Partners law firm reports that it worked pro bono in "accompanying the registrationo of the "VDNG" trademark for the National Complex "Expocenter of Ukraine". N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3870-alexandov-partners-assists-expocenter-of-ukraine-with-trademark-registration
Feb-16 Alexandrov & Partners Alexandrov & Partners advised on the ICC Ukraine Reliable Partner Project, which is aimed at protecting "national producers during foreign economic operations." N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4141-alexandrov-partners-advising-on-icc-ukraine-reliable-partner-project
Oct-16 Allen & Overy; Avellum; Latham & Watkins Avellum, working alongside lead legal counsel Latham & Watkins, acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia in connection with their USD 3.55 billion acquisition of Thomson Reuters' Intellectual Property & Science Business. A&O reportedly advised Thomson Reuters on the deal. USD 3.55 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5186-avellum-advises-onex-and-baring-asia-on-acquisition-of-thomson-reuters-intellectual-property-science-business
May-16 ANK; Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe advised the EBRD in connection with a USD 40 million financing of GNT Group, an integrated grain supply chain and export logistics group which operates in Odessa Seaport. Clifford Chance advised the EBRD on the English and UAE law aspects of the financing, while the ANK law firm advised the GNT Group on the deal. USD 40 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4678-redcliffe-and-clifford-chance-advise-ebrd-on-financing-for-expansion-of-odessa-transhipment-terminal
Apr-16 Antika Law Firm Ukraine's Antika Law Firm successfully defended the interests of AWT Britannia LLC in a dispute with the State Tax Inspectorate in Kiev. EUR 153,100 Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4378-antika-successfully-defends-interests-of-awt-britannia-llc-in-tax-dispute
Jun-16 Antika Law Firm Antika Law Firm provided support to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in revising and improving the initiation, preparation and implementation procedures for projects co-financed by foreign states, banks, and IFIs (including German Federal Government via KfW): a) development and support in entering into force of a new procedure for the initiation, preparation and implementation of projects co-financed by foreign states, banks (including KfW), and IFIs without amending current laws of Ukraine; b) development and support in entering into force of necessary amendments to current laws of Ukraine and further adjustment of the new procedure for the initiation, preparation, and implementation of projects co-financed by foreign states, banks (including KfW), and IFIs. EUR 40,000 Ukraine
Jun-16 Antika Law Firm Antika Law Firm advised on the USAID's "Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine" project. N/A Ukraine
Oct-16 Antika Law Firm Antika Law Firm successfully defended the interests of PJSC "Energobank" in a dispute over the recognition of obligations terminated. EUR 390,036 Ukraine
Nov-16 Antika Law Firm Antika Law Firm successfully defended the interests of PJSC "Energobank" in a dispute on debt enforcement under a loan agreement. EUR 1.3 million Ukraine
Nov-16 Antika Law Firm Antika Law Firm advised on the EBRD's "Increase of Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings - Energy Performance Contracting" project for implementation in Dnepropetrovsk City. EUR 54,810 Ukraine
Oct-16 Antika Law Firm; Greenberg Traurig; Integrites; Schoenherr; Stelios Americanos & Co; Vasil Kisil & Partners Integrites advised Dragon Capital Investments Limited, a member of the Dragon Capital group of companies, on acquisition of stakes in two large logistics centers near Kyiv - a full acquisition of one in Borispol from Akron Investment Central Eastern Europe II BV, and a 60% stake in another, in Stoyanka, from GLD Holding GmbH. Greenberg Traurig and Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Akron Investment on the first deal, with the Antika Law Firm advising Heitman, the property manger. Schoenherr advised GLD Holding on the Borispol deal. Stelios Americanos & Co LLC law firms advised on international elements of the transaction on behalf of the seller. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5094-integrites-vasil-kisil-and-antika-advise-on-dragon-capital-acquisition-of-stakes-in-two-ukrainian-logistics-centers
Oct-16 Arendt & Medernach; Avellum; Harneys; Montanios & Montanios; Norton Rose Fulbright Avellum advised ING Bank N.V. on Ukrainian matters related to USD 100 million secured pre-export revolving loan facility it and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank provided to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group. ING Bank N.V. was also advised by Norton Rose Fulbright on English law, Arendt & Medernach on Luxembourg law, Montanios & Montanios on Cyprus law, and Harneys on BVI law. USD 100 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5019-avellum-advises-ing-bank-on-pre-export-loan-to-myronivsky-hliboproduct-group
Dec-15 Arnld & Porter; Avellum; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case Avellum advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the December 8, 2015 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 acted as the foreign law counsel of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Arnold & Porter and Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsels to lead managers Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley. USD 1 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3664-avellum-partners-and-sayenko-kharenko-advise-on-ukrainian-bond-issue
Mar-16 Arzinger Arzinger reports that it successfully represented Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (formerly Belvedere SA) in the pending bankruptcy case of its Ukrainian subsidiary, TOV Belvedere Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4311-arzinger-successful-for-marie-brizard-wine-spirits-in-bankruptcy-of-ukrainian-subsidiary
Feb-16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers International Law Group agreed to act as legal advisor for the Kyiv Chess Federation in 2016. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4086-astapovlawyers-to-advise-kyiv-chess-federation
Feb-16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers International Law Group announced that it will continue to act as the legal partner of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation in 2016. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4178-astapovlawyers-to-also-advise-tennis-federation
May-16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers acted as legal advisor to Kyiv's Euro Marathon. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4620-astapovlawyers-to-advise-on-kyiv-s-euro-marathon
Dec-15 Asters Asters advised the China Development Bank in connection with a number of agreements related to a long-term strategic partnership with Ukraine's Ukrtelecom and Huawei Technologies (one of the largest Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment and services companies). USD 50 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3762-asters-advises-china-development-bank-on-long-term-strategic-partnership-with-ukrtelecom
Jan-16 Asters Asters advised the EBRD on its financing to V.V. Kischenzi LTD, a privately-owned diversified agricultural producer based in the Cherkassy region of central Ukraine. USD 5 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3934-asters-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-v-v-kischenzi-ltd
Feb-16 Asters Asters acted as legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with its capital increase of UkrSibbank by UAH 3.29 billion. UAH 3.29 billion Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4127-asters-advises-ebrd-on-capital-increase-in-ukrsibbank
Jun-16 Asters Asters counseled the International Finance Corporation on its USD 10 million financing to Integrated Agrosystems, a member of the Agrofusion Group. USD 10 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4720-asters-is-local-counsel-to-ifc-on-financing-to-integrated-agrosystems
Jul-16 Asters Asters acted as legal counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with USD 15 million financing provided to fuel supplier Nadezhda Group. USD 15 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4969-asters-advises-ifc-on-usd-15-million-financing-to-nadezhda
Jul-16 Asters Asters acted as local transaction counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with a USD 25 million working capital loan to the Astarta agricultural company. USD 25 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5054-asters-advises-ifc-on-additional-financing-to-astarta
Sep-16 Asters Asters advised VTB Bank Ukraine on the settlement of the loan debt of Incom. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4979-asters-advises-vtb-bank-ukraine-on-incom-loan-settlement
Sep-16 Asters Asters assisted Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, the lead counsel to JSC Oschadbank, on issues of Ukrainian law and factual developments related to the restoration of JSC Oschadbank's Crimea-related rights and interests through an international investment protection mechanism. USD 1 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4923-asters-assists-quinn-emanuel-in-advising-jsc-oschadbank-on-restoration-of-crimean-rights
Mar-16 Avellum Avellum advised Hamed Alikhani on obtaining the approval from the National Bank of Ukraine for his acquisition of the qualifying shareholding in PJSC CB Center. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4203-avellum-secures-nbu-approval-for-cb-center-consolidation-in-ukraine
Oct-16 Avellum Avellum acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to private individual Hamed Alikhani in connection with his successful application for clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for his acquisition of PJSC CB Center under an amnesty procedure. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5083-avellum-advises-on-merger-control-clearance-for-acquisition-of-cb-center
Oct-16 Avellum Avellum acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with the renewal of a USD 40 million secured syndicated pre-export loan facility to the Industrial Group ViOil. USD 40 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5135-avellum-advises-ebrd-on-renewal-of-usd-40-million-secured-syndicated-pre-export-loan-facility-to-vioil
Dec-15 Avellum Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel for the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the restructuring of thirteen sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed Eurobonds. USD 15 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3703-avellum-partners-advises-on-ukraine-s-usd-15-billion-sovereign-debt-restructuring
Sep-16 Avellum; Baker McKenzie Avellum advised Custos Invest & Finance Inc. on its sale of shares in independent Ukrainian telecom operator Datagroup to Horizon Capital, providing Horizon Capital with over 70% of the shares in Datagroup and operational control of the company. Baker McKenzie advised Horizon Capital on the deal. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4894-avellum-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-sale-of-datagroup-shares-to-horizon-capital
Aug-16 Avellum; Clearly Gottlieb; Latham & Watkins Avellum advised Allergan Inc. on Ukrainian matters related to its divestiture of its global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. through a complex cross-border carve-out. Latham & Watkins acted as global employment counsel to Allergan Inc., with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acting as global corporate counsel to the company on the approximately USD 40.5 billion transaction. USD 40.5 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5103-avellum-advises-allergan-in-connection-with-a-global-sale-of-part-of-allergan-s-business-to-teva
Dec-15 Avellum; Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Avellum advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval in connection with the EBRD's acquisition of 30 per cent of shares in PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval. Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners, once the latter took over Clifford Chance's Kyiv office from Clifford Chance in early December advised the EBRD. EUR 122 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3688-avellum-partners-and-clifford-chance-redcliffe-partners-advise-on-ebrd-investment-in-raiffeisen-bank-aval
Nov-16 Avellum; Herbert Smith Avellum acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to AGCO in connection with its successful application for merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for its acquisition of Cimbria. Herbert Smith Freehills acted as global legal advisor to AGCO. N/A Ukraine http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5307-avellum-advises-agco-on-merger-control-clearance-for-acquisition-of-cimbria
Sep-16 Avellum; Latham & Watkins Avellum advised Altran, a provider of innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, on Ukrainian matters related to its acquisition of the Lohika software engineering services firm. Latham & Watkins acted as the global legal advisor to Altran. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4868-avellum-advises-altran-on-acquisition-of-lohika
Nov-16 Avellum; Linklaters Avellum advised UniCredit Group on Ukrainian law matters and Linklaters advised it on English law matters in connection with the disposal of 99.9% shares in PJSC Ukrsotsbank in exchange for a 9.9% stake in ABH Holdings S.A. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5229-avellum-and-linklaters-advise-unicredit-group-on-disposal-of-shares-in-ukrsotsbank
Mar-16 Avellum; Linklaters; Sayenko Kharenko Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the restructuring of a sovereign-guaranteed loan provided by JSC Sberbank of Russia to the Yuzhnoye State Design Office and the Road Agency of Ukraine (with an outstanding principal balance of approximately USD 367 million), and another loan by Citibank and Sberbank to the Road Agency of Ukraine (with an outstanding principal balance of EUR 37.3 million). Sberbank and Citibank were advised by Sayenko Kharenko, with Linklaters advising on matters of English law. USD 410 million Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4221-avellum-and-sayenko-kharenko-advise-on-restructuring-of-sovereign-guaranteed-loans-in-ukraine
Jan-16 Avellum; Linklaters; Skadden Linklaters and Avellum assisted UniCredit Group in connection with its agreement to sell its Ukrainian unit, Ukrsotsbank, to Alfa Group's Luxembourg-based ABH Holdings SA. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised ABH Holdings. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3887-linklaters-and-avellum-partners-advise-unicredit-on-sale-of-ukrotsbank-to-abh-holdings
Jan-16 Avellum; Linklaters; White & Case Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel to the City of Kyiv on the restructuring of its Loan Participation Notes due 2015 and Loan Participation Notes due 2016. White & Case advised the City of Kyiv and Linklaters advised Goldman Sachs International, the Dealer Manager on English law matters. USD 550 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3795-avellum-and-linklaters-advise-on-city-of-kyiv-s-note-restructuring
Oct-16 Avellum; Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko provided Ukrainian legal advice to lead managers Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, and Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, on the third USD 1 billion Eurobond issuance by Ukraine, fully guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the US Agency for International Development. USD 1 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5096-sayenko-kharenko-and-avellum-advise-on-third-eurobond-issuance-by-ukraine-under-usaid-guarantee
May-16 Avellum; Sayenko Kharenko; Linklaters Sayenko Kharenko and Linklaters advised the banks and Avellum and White & Case advised the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance on a series of significant loan restructurings to the State Road Agency of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4628-sayenko-kharenko-linklaters-white-case-avellum-advise-on-ukravtodor-loan-restructurings
Aug-16 Axon Partners The World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center dismissed the complaint filed by Hromadske TV against its former CEO - and Axon Partners client - Roman Skrypin, granting him full and sole ownership of the "hromadske.tvo domain name. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5093-axon-partners-represents-skrypin-in-domain-name-dispute-with-hromadske-tv
Sep-16 Axon Partners Axon Partners worked with the administrator of Ukraine's state-owned ProZorro public procurement electronic system, which the firm reports is "being transformed into an IT company implementing innovative projects in Ukraine." N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4838-axon-partners-supports-ukrainian-public-procurement-it-system
Feb-16 Baker McKenzie; CMS Baker McKenzie advised Cargill on an agreement with MV Cargo for the latter to construct a new port terminal in Yuzhni, Ukraine. MV Cargo was assisted by CMS on the deal. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4163-baker-mckenzie-and-cms-advise-on-new-port-terminal-investment-in-ukraine
Apr-16 Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners supported the EBRD in launching the debut EUR 75 million Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility (the "Programo), which will be available to eligible borrowers through Ukrainian partner banks UkrSibbank, OTP Bank, and Megabank. Clifford Chance Moscow provided English law advice relating to the Program. EUR 75 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4440-redcliffe-partners-and-clifford-chance-support-ebrd-in-launching-ukraine-residential-energy-efficiency-financing-facility
May-16 Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian counsel to Sberbank of Russia and Deutsche Bank on the restructuring of a USD 600 million syndicated loan provided to Ukrlandfarming, one of the largest agricultural holding companies in Eurasia. The restructuring involves amendments to the Facility Agreement and related financial documents, and covers several jurisdictions, including the UK. Clifford Chance advised on matters of English law. USD 600 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4640-redcliffe-partners-and-clifford-chance-advise-lenders-on-restructuring-of-ukrlandfarming-loan
Jan-16 CMS CMS in Kyiv advised the EBRD on a project in Lviv and a EUR 10 million project in Chernivtsi aimed at developing and renewing the critical fast tram system and district heating utilities in those cities. Both loans are subject to the issuance of city council guarantees. EUR 16 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3961-cms-advises-ebrd-on-municipal-infrastructure-projects-in-ukraine
Jul-16 CMS CMS advised NAFTA a.s. on theShare Purchase Agreement andShareholders' Agreement with CubEnergy Inc., whereby NAFTA INTERNATIONAL B.V. earns a50% interest inthenewly formed company, CNGHoldings Netherlands B.V., which, inturn, owns CNGLLC(Ukraine LLC), 100% owner oftheUzhgorod production licence inwestern Ukraine. N/A Ukraine
Aug-16 CMS CMS Cameron McKenna advised PJSC Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) on the restructuring of a multimillion dollar financing of PJSC Toronto-Kyiv, which owns and operates a mixed-use real estate property called the Toronto-Kyiv Complex, located in downtown Kyiv. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5128-cms-advises-alfa-bank-ukraine-on-restructuring-of-financing-of-toronto-kyiv-business-center
Apr-16 CMS; Wolf Theiss CMS advised NCH Capital Inc in relation to the acquisition of an Erste Bank Portfolio. Wolf Theiss advised the sellers. N/A Ukraine
Jul-16 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, commissioned by the German government, on the formation of an energy efficiency fund in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4901-dla-piper-advises-on-establishment-of-energy-efficiency-fund-in-ukraine
Dec-15 DLA Piper; Jeantet Jeantet advised Dior on the prolongation of its lease of a 500-square-meter historic building for the company's boutique in the Kyiv city center. DLA Piper advised the unnamed landlord on the deal, which allowed Dior to re-open its boutique in Kyiv after an interruption of over six months. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3771-jeantet-and-dla-piper-advise-on-prolongation-of-dior-lease-in-kyiv
Feb-16 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova reported that the Economic Court of Kyiv ruled on behalf of firm client BASF SE in the cancellation action it filed against the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (SIPS) for granting a Trademark Certificate for the Cyrillic spelling of "PULS". N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3997-doubinsky-osharova-defends-pulsar-trademark-for-basf-in-ukraine
Feb-16 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova successfully convinced the Board of Appeals of the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine to formally recognize the "Coca-Colao verbal trademark as well-known in Ukraine as of December 31, 2008 for goods of class 32 of the international classification of goods and services: "non-alcoholic sparkling beverages." N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4116-doubinsky-osharova-successfully-represents-the-coca-cola-company-on-coca-cola-trademark
Sep-16 Doubinsky & Osharova The Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal rejected PJSC Sberbank's argument that Doubinsky & Osharova client PJSC Oschadbank's certificate for the use of the "Sberbank" sign for goods and services should be terminated. The appeal followed the earlier decision of the Economic Court of Kyiv and the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine, both of which had also found for Oschadbank. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4987-doubinsky-osharova-protects-oschadbank-s-right-on-sberbank-trademark
Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised 2XU Pty Ltd on overcoming the Ukrainian Patent office's refusal to grant 2XU Pty's key brands' trademark protection in Ukraine due to alleged lack of distinctiveness. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3909-epap-protects-ip-rights-for-2xu-pty
Jun-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners EPAP Ukraine acted as legal counsel to the Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloy Producers and Other Electrical Metallurgy Products Manufacturers and the Nikopol, Zaporozhye, and Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plants in a countervailing investigation initiated in 2014 by the Eurasian Economic Commission. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4771-epap-ukraine-successful-for-ukrainian-producers-of-ferroalloys-in-eec-countervailing-investigation
Aug-16 Eterna Law Eterna Law advised Swarovski AG on resolving an unauthorized use of its trademarks and intellectual property. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4769-eterna-law-represents-swarovski-in-ip-dispute
Oct-16 Eterna Law Eterna Law provided pro bono advice as a partner to the Run For Peace organization in its online "Go_UA_Glory" exhibition, organized at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5041-eterna-law-provides-pro-bono-advice-to-run-for-peace-on-online-exhibition
Feb-16 EUCON Lawyers from the International Legal Center EUCON successfully defended the interests of Mikogen Ukraine before the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, in a claim filed by the Ukrainian mushroom compost producer in order to cancel a decision of the Kremenets United State Tax Inspectorate in the Ternopil region that had excluded Mikogen from the list of fixed agricultural taxpayers. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4196-ilc-eucon-represents-mikogen-before-ukrainian-supreme-administrative-court
Jan-16 Gestors Ukraine's Gestors law firm provided Gomelglass-Ukraine and PJSC Gomelglass with legal support during the government's review and revision of antidumping measures regarding the import of "float-glass" originating in Russia, Poland, and Belorussia into Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3813-gestors-advises-on-government-review-of-ukrainian-float-glass-anti-dumping-measures
Feb-16 Gestors Gestors acted as legal advisor to the Public Joint-Stock Company Chernomornaftogaz in its attempt to ensure the return of the crane vessel Titan-2. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4169-gestors-advises-on-the-return-of-titan-2-vessel
Jan-16 Ilyashev & Partners Lawyers from the Dnipropetrovsk office of Ukraine's Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm provided pro bono legal assistance to Jadwiga Lozinska in connection with what the firm describes as "inactivity of government agencies [in] searching and establishing [the] location of her son." N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3805-ilyashev-partners-works-pro-bono-for-mother-of-missing-ukrainian-soldier
Feb-16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully defended BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in six arbitrations regarding its enforcement on pledged items for loans granted by the Bank to Hendy Assets Limited. USD 120 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3992-ilyashev-partners-successful-in-icac-arbitration-for-bta-bank
Jun-16 Ilyashev & Partners The European Court of Human Rights accepted for consideration a complaint drafted by Ilyashev & Partners for the OJSC Feodosia Shipbuilding Company "Morye" on the purported violation of its rights resulting from what the firm describes as the "illegal nationalization of [the company's] property in the Crimea." N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4832-ilyashev-partners-initiates-first-european-court-of-human-rights-case-on-forfeiture-of-assets-in-crimea
Jul-16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners advised Ukroboronprom - an association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defense industry of Ukraine - during the creation and registration of the aircraft manufacturing cluster Ukrainian Aircraft Corporation. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4965-ilyashev-partners-advises-ukroboronprom-during-establishment-of-ukrainian-aircraft-corporation
Dec-15 Integrites Integrites acted for VTB Bank Ukraine on a share capital increase. EUR 563.7 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3748-integrites-advises-vtb-bank-ukraine-on-share-capital-increase
Feb-16 Integrites Integrites, acting pro bono, advised on the registration of VoxUkraine as a non-governmental organization. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4187-integrites-supports-voxukraine-registration
Mar-16 Integrites Integrites provided Nova Poshta Group with "complex legal assistance on compliance with Ukrainian competition law requirements." N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4234-integrites-advises-nova-poshta-group-on-ukrainian-competition-law
Jul-16 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the interests of Atlas Copco in a dispute with the State Fiscal Service in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5049-integrites-defends-atlas-copco-in-tax-dispute
Aug-16 Integrites Integrites advised Delphi Automotive on the enlargement of its production capabilities in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4792-integrites-advises-delphi-automotive-on-expansion-of-manufacturing-business-in-ukraine
Aug-16 Integrites Integrites successfully represeted the Ukrainian division of the DHL logistics company in proceedings in the Court of Appeal and then in the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine in a dispute with a DHL client. UAH 10.6 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5121-integrites-claims-success-for-dhl-in-dispute
Dec-16 Integrites Integrites advised Orexim on a loan agreement from Ukrgasbank. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5412-integrites-advises-orexim-on-loan-from-ukrgasbank
Feb-16 Internation Legal Center EUCON The International Legal Center EUCON defended the interests of JSC Ukrrichflot shipping company before the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine. UAH 2.5 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/over-the-wire/71-by-ujbl/4093-ilc-eucon-defends-ukrrichflot-in-dispute-with-kyiv-state-tax-inspectorate
Nov-16 International Law Firm The ILF firm in Ukraine represented the Ukrainian Energy Trust company in its tender application for a project that will help schools in the Mirgorod District of Poltava Region of Ukraine to cut natural gas consumption by 60%. N/A Ukraine http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5369-ilf-advises-ukrainian-energy-trust-on-tender-application-for-energy-efficiency-project
Feb-16 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting supported Ciklum on securing a lease/sublease agreement for office space in Kyiv's Gulliver Office Center. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4007-kpd-advises-ciklum-on-lease-agreement-in-kyiv
Oct-16 KPD Consulting Law Firm KPD Consulting Law Firm supported Euroventures-Austria-CA-Management Gesellschaft m.b.H. - the real estate subsidiary of Bank Austria Group - in the execution of a Heritage Protection Agreement with respect to a historical office building located in Kyiv. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5187-kpd-consulting-advises-on-heritage-protection-agreement-for-building-in-kyiv
Oct-16 KPD Consulting Law Firm; Pelaghias, Christodoulou, Vrachas KPD Consulting Law Firm assisted the Ochakivsky Wind Park Joint-Stock Company in extending a EUR 40 million loan facility from Sberbank. KPD also instructed Pelaghias, Christodoulou, Vrachas, who acted as Cypriot advisers. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5167-kpd-consulting-law-firm-advises-on-ochakivsky-wind-park
Jul-16 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners entered into a cooperation agreement with the Ukrainian insurance company SPARE to provide legal protection and legal assistance to SPARE's clients in the event of what Lavrynovych & Partners called "an insurance event." N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5002-lavrynovych-partners-partners-with-spare-insurance-company
May-16 Legal Alliance Ukraine's Legal Alliance law firm represented the interests of GlaxoSmithKline Ukraine before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and obtained the Committee's approval for a marketing agreement entered into between several pharmacies and pharmacy chains. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4652-legal-alliance-successful-for-glaxosmithkline-ukraine-before-competition-authority
May-16 Linklaters; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners advised the EBRD on Ukrainian law aspects of its USD 85 million financing to Myronivsky Hliboproduct, part of the MHP Group, which is one of the largest agricultural producers in Ukraine. Linklaters Warsaw advised the EBRD on English law aspects of the deal. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4549-redcliffe-partners-advises-ebrd-in-financing-to-myronivsky-hliboproduct
Sep-16 Magnusson Magnusson advised the Oxygen Group on obtaining financing from unnamed private investment funds. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4977-magnusson-advises-oxygen-group-on-financing
Jan-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe advised on pre-sale vendor legal review of the Ukrainian retail business, including issues in relation to Ukrainian trademarks and other IP rights and leases of retail outlets in Ukraine and on the Ukrainian competition law aspects of the pre-sale restructuring related to the Empik Media & Fashion sale of Smyk to Bridgepoint. (Clifford Chance advised the Empik Media & Fashion group, Weil Gotshal & Manges acted on behalf of Bridgepoint on the EUR 247 million sale, and Travers Smith advised the management of Smyk. CMS has advised Pekao SA, the leading Polish bank, as mandated lead arranger on the financing of Bridgepoint.) N/A Ukraine
Apr-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe advised Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. on amending existing loan agreements for the total amount of USD 55 million earlier extended to Astarta to diversify the borrower's credit portfolio and to finance its agricultural and sugar production operations. USD 55 million Ukraine
Jun-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian law adviser to the Astarta Group in connection with export financing obtained from AKA Bank. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4857-redcliffe-partners-assists-astarta-with-obtaining-hermes-guaranteed-financing-from-aka-bank
Jul-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe advised Kaiser Partner relating to a debt collection enforcement proceedings in Cyprus and in Ukraine USD 17.5 million Ukraine
Aug-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian law counsel to a security trustee, Natixis, that represents a group of lenders on the extension of a USD 215 million secured facility to Kernel, a leading agricultural company in the Black Sea region. USD 215 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5099-redcliffe-partners-advises-on-extension-of-secured-facility-to-kernel
Oct-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners advised Landesbank Berlin on the restructuring of EUR 244 million financing provided to Wind Power, a Ukrainian operating asset of the DTEK Renewables Group. The financing was backed by a guarantee of EKF, the Danish export credit agency. EUR 244 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5004-redcliffe-partners-advises-landesbank-berlin-on-restructuring-of-wind-power-financing
Oct-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners advised eTachki, which received an up to USD 1 million investment from TA Ventures, a Ukrainian venture capital fund. USD 1 million Ukraine
Oct-16 Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners advised eTachki, a Ukrainian e-commerce start-up, on the structuring of an up to USD 1 million investment by TA Ventures, a Ukrainian venture capital fund. USD 1 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5171-redcliffe-partners-advises-etachki-on-investment-by-ta-ventures
Feb-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised the Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works PJSC on the potential initiation of an interim review of anti-dumping duties applied to imports into the Eurasian Economic Union of casing pipe, oilwell tubing, oil and gas piping, and hot finished conventional pipes originating in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3985-sayenko-kharenko-advises-dniepropetrovsk-tube-works-on-interim-review-of-anti-dumping-duties
Feb-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko successfully represented the interests of the DF Group companies, including JSC Azot, JSC Rivne Azot, PJSC Severodonetsk Azot Association, and JSC Concern Stirol, in court proceedings initiated by EuroChem, one of the world's leading mineral fertilizer producers, in order to abolish anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia into Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4024-sayenko-kharenko-represented-ukrainian-ammonium-nitrate-producers-in-anti-dumping-challenge
Feb-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised AerSale on the lease of an aircraft engine to Ukraine International Airlines, Ukraine's leading airline. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4051-sayenko-kharenko-advises-aersale-on-lease-of-aircraft-engine
Mar-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to PJSC Moscow Exchange in connection with the sale of controlling stakes in two leading Ukrainian stock exchanges: the PJSC Ukrainian Exchange and PJSC PFTS Stock Exchange. The shares were purchased by a group of investors, with participation by two Ukrainian investment companies: Dragon Capital and UNIVER. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4269-sayenko-kharenko-advises-on-sale-of-shares-in-ukrainian-and-pfts-stock-exchanges
Apr-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on its EUR 40 million loan to Kronospan UA, a wood-based panel producer. EUR 40 million Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4365-sayenko-kharenko-advised-ebrd-on-loan-to-ukraine-wood-panel-producer
May-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as lead counsel on the admission of the entire issued shares of natural resource company Bluebird Merchant Ventures Ltd. to the Standard Listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4527-sayenko-kharenko-advises-bluebird-merchant-ventures-on-ipo-on-london-stock-exchange
May-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to U&Sluno, a provider of IT and consultancy services in trade, logistics, and distribution, on pretrial matters related to U&Sluno's attempts to recover penalties and damages in Ukrainian courts from parties it alleges violated the terms of general cooperation agreements. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4749-sayenko-kharenko-advises-u-sluno-on-pretrial-matters-in-contractual-disputes
Jun-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko is advising Auchan, one of the world's largest food retailers, on various Ukrainian law issues. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4823-sayenko-kharenko-advises-auchan-on-ongoing-basis
Jul-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko represented Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works - a member of the Metinvest Group - in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into the Eurasian Economic Union of bars originating in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5029-sayenko-kharenko-represents-yenakiieve-iron-and-steel-works-in-anti-dumping-investigation
Jul-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko represented the interests of the Altcom financial industrial group in court and enforcement proceedings relating to a UAH 52 million debt recovery. UAH 52 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5042-sayenko-kharenko-represents-altcom-in-court-and-enforcement-proceedings
Aug-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko represented Vita Polymers Poland in a safeguard investigation related to imports into Ukraine of plates, blocks, and sheets of flexible foam, initiated by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4781-sayenko-kharenko-represents-polish-polymer-manufacturer-in-safeguard-investigation
Aug-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko represented shipping company V.F. Tanker in its successful challenge to special sanctions requiring the temporary suspension of its foreign economic activity in Ukraine applied by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine upon the request of the Security Service of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4813-sayenko-kharenko-advises-shipping-company-on-succesful-challenge-of-special-sanctions-in-ukraine
Sep-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised the EBRD on the development of a draft law introducing the concepts of bondholder meeting and "collective representative" (trustee) into the Ukrainian Securities Market Law. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4919-sayenko-kharenko-advises-the-ebrd-on-strengthening-bondholder-rights-in-ukraine
Sep-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on its provision of a USD 20 million loan to the subsidiaries of the Industrial Milk Company, a Ukrainian agricultural holding listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. USD 20 million Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4953-sayenko-kharenko-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-major-ukrainian-agricultural-holding
Oct-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised Unirad LLC on distributing the TRACAB tracking system in the CIS region. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5059-sayenko-kharenko-advises-unirad-on-distribution-of-world-s-leading-sports-tracking-solution
Nov-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Public Joint Stock Company "State Savings Bank of Ukraine" (Oschadbank) in connection with an uncommitted trade finance guarantee facility of up to EUR 50 million provided by the EBRD. EUR 50 million Ukraine http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5366-sayenko-kharenko-advises-oschadbank-on-becoming-an-issuing-bank-under-ebrd-s-trade-facilitation-program
Nov-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko assisted in obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the GBP 79 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. with SABMiller plc. N/A Ukraine http://ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5323-sayenko-kharenko-obtains-ukrainian-merger-clearance-for-anheuser-busch-inbev-sabmiller-merger
Dec-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko's antitrust team obtained merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the EUR 22.8 billion acquisition of Sanofi's animal health business by Boehringer Ingelheim through an asset swap in exchange for Boehringer Ingelheim's consumer healthcare business. EUR 22.8 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5418-sayenko-kharenko-obtains-merger-clearance-in-ukraine-for-boehringer-ingelheim-s-asset-swap-transaction-with-sanofi
Dec-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko obtained clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for Molson Coors Brewing Company's USD 12 billion acquisition of SABMiller Limited's 58% stake in MillerCoors LLC, the joint venture formed in the United States and Puerto Rico by SABMiller and Molson Coors in 2008. USD 12 billion Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5454-sayenko-kharenko-obtaines-ukrainian-merger-clearance-for-millercoors-disposal
May-16 Schnitzer Law Schnitzer Law advised Ukraine on the accession process to the World Trade Organisation's Government Procurement Agreement, which the country will join on May 18, 2016. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4646-schnitzer-law-advises-ukraine-on-accession-to-wto-government-procurement-agreement
Mar-16 SDM Partners SDM Partners successfully challenged the demands of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine levied against firm client Synevo Ukraine LLC. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4217-sdm-partners-successfully-challenges-taxes-levied-against-synevo-ukraine
Jan-16 Spenser & Kauffmann Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represented PJSC Zhytomyr Furniture Factory in proceedings against the Zhytomyr United State Tax Inspectorate of the Center Department of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine regarding an alleged tax debt of UAH 26.3 million. UAH 26.3 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3938-spenser-kauffmann-successful-for-zhytomyr-furniture-factory-in-tax-dispute
Feb-16 Spenser & Kauffmann Ukraine's Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represented Klub ZhZh LLC in two disputes. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4017-spenser-kauffmann-successfully-represents-klub-zhzh-in-women-s-journal-ip-disputes
May-16 Sytnyk & Partners Sytnyk & Partners advised JT International Holding B.V. (Amstelveen, the Netherlands) on obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in connection with its acquisition of shares in La Tabacalera, S. A. (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), that confers 50% of the voting rights in the highest management body of the company. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4648-sytnyk-partners-obtains-competition-clearance-for-jt-international-holding-after-acquisition-of-shares-in-la-tabacalera
Jun-16 Sytnyk & Partners Sytnyk & Partners advised JT International Holding B.V. (Amstelveen, the Netherlands) on obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in connection with acquisition of shares in Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Germany GmbH (Hamburg), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Japan K.K. (Tokyo), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Italy S.r.l. (Rome), and SFR Tobacco International GmbH (Zurich), that confer more than 50% of the voting rights in the highest management body of each company. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4729-sytnyk-partners-advises-jt-international-holding-b-v-in-obtaining-merger-clearance-for-acquisition-of-shares-in-santa-fe-companies
Jan-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP acted as a legal counsel to a subsidiary of NCH, headquartered in the United States of America, in connection with termination of employment relations with an employee. Associates of Vasil Kisil & Partners analyzed the ways to dismiss the employee that were the most suitable for the company and developed a step-by-step action plan. Based on the results of negotiations between the employee and the company, a mutual agreement was reached to voluntarily terminate their employment relations by signing the respective agreement. N/A Ukraine
Jan-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised a Ukrainian subsidiary of Sitecore on the optimization of its internal corporate governance system. Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as a legal counsel to the of optimization of an internal corporate governance system of its Ukrainian subsidiary. In connection with the launch of the new corporate governance solution, Vasil Kisil & Partners' lawyers also provided advice and assistance in bringing the employment relations with the top managers in line with their new responsibilities. N/A Ukraine
Jan-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP actied as an advisor to the Italian home appliance manufacturer Delonghi during the replacement of the GM in its Ukrainian subsidiary. Lawyers of Vasil Kisil & Partners have designed and drafted a set of documents for termination of the GM's employment, as well as respective documents for commencement of the employment of a new GM, who is a foreign national. The exit negotiations were successfully supported by the Vasil Kisil & Partners team, allowing the client to terminate employment in a non-conflict manner and to perform a smooth replacement of the GM. N/A Ukraine
Feb-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised AWAS on corporate, debt and securities restructuring due to change of financing partner from BNP Paribas to Wells Fargo Bank. Overall, the transaction involved restructuring of legal ownership to a number of aircraft operated in 30 jurisdictions. The firm advised on corporate, transactional, aviation law, customs and tax, regulatory and compliance, and other Ukrainian law matters. N/A Ukraine
Mar-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised a major Ukrainian pharmaceutical company, Lekhim, during introduction of the Council of Honor. Lawyers of Vasil Kisil & Partners have drafted respective internal policies and other associated documents which have enabled the client to establish the Council of Honor. The Council comprises honorable employees of the company and gives the client an opportunity to benefit from their experience and knowledge after their retirement, following the members' advice for a global business strategy. N/A Ukraine
Mar-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP provided legal support to "Confidence and Guarantee" IC on compliance with the newly enacted statutory requirements to licensing and on possibilities to appeal the license revocation decision of the National Commission for Regulation of Financial Services Markets. The firm's lawyers prepared the application and obtained the Commission's approval for the acquisition by a new shareholder of a substantial interest in a financial institution - the insurance company. The Vasil Kisil & Partners team also drafted a set of mandatory notifications to the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, as well as other share-transfer-associated documents, such as documents relating to acquisition of a substantial shareholding, a waiver of preemptive rights, documents relating to disclosure of special information, etc. USD 500,000 Ukraine
Apr-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised Husquarna, a major Swedish manufacturer of outdoor power tools, on the dismissal of its Ukrainian subsidiary's GM. Lawyers of Vasil Kisil & Partners have assisted in negotiations on employment termination, namely have drafted and concluded a mutual termination agreement with the GM. Having reached the agreement, Vasil Kisil & Partners has successfully represented the client's interests and has agreed on the terms satisfying its needs. N/A Ukraine
Apr-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised Zelmer Ukraine on assessment of more than 10 pending tax disputes, including evaluation of legal position and the options available for the client in tax disputes with the tax authorities re VAT refund. The firm proposed to the client the alternative strategy to receive the VAT refund by transferring the burden of proof in VAT Refund court cases to the tax authorities, and submission of other procedural documents, where necessary. USD 2.1 million Ukraine
Apr-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP represented a Ukrainian real estate company, Solum, in a VAT refund dispute before the Superior Administrative Court of Ukraine. The cassation court has upheld the decisions of the first and appellate instance courts and decided that the company is entitled to the VAT refund of over UAH 12 million, which had been denied by tax authorities. USD 480,000 Ukraine
May-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised a Ukrainian subsidiary of the international IT manufacturer Dentsply on the choice of an operational structure for doing business in Ukraine, including issues related to tax structuring of its relations with contractors, value added taxation and corporate income taxation of its operations, execution of employment agreements and service agreements with individual entrepreneurs. The VKP advised involved analysis of its current operational structure of doing business in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine
May-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented a subsidiary of Roche in a labor dispute with a former employee. The employee appealed his dismissal to a court and sought to be reinstated in the job and to recover from the company his average salary for the period of involuntary idle time and a considerable amount of moral damages. Recently, the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Matters upheld the judgments of the first instance court and the court of appeals and dismissed the former employee's claims in their entirety. N/A Ukraine
May-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised GlobalLogic on a range of employment law matters. In particular, Vasil Kisil & Partners' lawyers offered comprehensive advice to the company regarding the granting and preservation of vacations and participated in the preparation of internal policies on the use of vacations by the company's employees. Additionally, Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the company on the consequences of implementation of a revised personnel appraisal system, implementation-related risks, and risk mitigation solutions. N/A Ukraine
Jun-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP 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 Kyiv. The local administrative court dismissed the claim of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in its entirety. The court found that there were no statutory grounds for termination of the construction considering that all the violations of the fire safety regulations that had been identified in an inspection report were rectified as of the hearing date. N/A Ukraine
Jun-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP assisted CEN Biotech Inc., as tenant, with the lease of agricultural lands. VKP verified the owner's title to the land plots and drafted lease agreements. N/A Ukraine
Jun-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP assisted private investor Igor Lytovchenko on the acquisition of 100% share in Ukrainian company holding a Luxembourg SPV which, in turn, holds other holding companies. The target Ukrainian company has a licence for foreign investment from the National Bank of Ukraine, which allows an Ukrainian investor to officially pay for corporate rights in a foreign company. N/A Ukraine
Sep-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP provided legal assistance on the CEN Biotech Inc. intra-group restructuring of the participation structure in the Ukraininan subsidiaries. N/A Ukraine
Dec-16 Vasil Kisil & Partners VKP advised the international financing operator of online microlending b2p platforms, Finstar, in numerous jurisdictions on structuring another online platform for borrowing the money from both private and institutional investors. The new borrowing platform should operate together with the lending platforms, thus, allow for refinance of the extended loans and, consequently, operating altogether as international p2p service. N/A Ukraine
Feb-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners announced that, for the second consecutive year, the firm is acting as legal advisor to the Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex in Kyiv. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4049-vkp-advises-mystetskyi-arsenal-museum-in-kyiv
Feb-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil and Partners successfully represented Intertrans LLC in a dispute with the National Bank of Ukraine and Department of the State Enforcement Service of Ukraine. USD 2 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4030-vkp-successful-for-intertrans-before-the-supreme-court-of-ukraine
Apr-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners provided legal support to the Confidence and Guarantee insurance company on its compliance with newly enacted statutory requirements on licensing and on the possibility of appealing a previous license revocation decision made by the National Commission for Regulation of Financial Services Markets. N/A Ukraine http://ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4396-vkp-advises-confidence-and-guarantee-insurance-company-on-change-in-shareholding-structure
Apr-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised NICMAS (formerly known as UkrRosMetal) on issues related to the corporate restructuring of its group (which includes more than 30 Ukrainian and foreign companies). N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4457-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-nicmas-group-on-corporate-restructuring
Jul-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised AWAS on its agreement to sell KAHALA 30 aircraft, worth over USD 260 million, that have been leased to 16 airlines in 14 countries worldwide. USD 260 million Ukraine http://www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4909-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-awas-on-aircraft-sale-and-lease
Aug-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil and Partners successfully represented Shell Exploration & Production Ukraine Investments (IV) B.V. in a tax dispute. USD 500,000 Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4797-vasil-kisil-partners-represents-shell-in-tax-dispute
Sep-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Epicenter on its acquisition of a group of buildings of the former Alta Center Shopping Mall in Kyiv. N/A Ukraine http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4835-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-epicenter-on-acquisition-of-alta-center-in-kyiv
Sep-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the UNIQA Insurance Company in a dispute over payment of an insurance indemnity in connection with a low crop yield caused by drought. N/A Ukraine