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10-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 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
10-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 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
11-Dec-15 Arnold & 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3664-avellum-partners-and-sayenko-kharenko-advise-on-ukrainian-bond-issue
11-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 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
11-Dec-15 RKKW The RKKW law office advised Fam Capital Group SA in its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Cynkownia Wielun. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3662-rkkw-advises-fam-capital-group-in-takeover-of-cynkownia-wielun
11-Dec-15 White & Case White & Case represented Bulgarian Energy Holding in European Commission antitrust probe, AT.39767 - BEH Electricity, which concluded without a finding of an infringement. N/A Bulgaria 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
14-Dec-15 Baker & McKenzie; Beiten Burkhardt; Herbst Kinsky; Travers Smith Herbst Kinsky advised ams AG on its acquisition of a 100% stake in 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 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
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3669-bezen-partners-advises-akfen-gayrimenkul-yatirim-ortakligi-on-refinancing-of-real-estate-investment-trust
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3666-jsk-and-honert-partner-advise-on-inven-capital-investment-in-sunfire
14-Dec-15 bnt The Vilnius office of bnt represented German Lufthansa Technik AG on claims it has filed in the insolvency proceedings of the Lithuanian carrier Air Lituanica. N/A Lithuania 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
14-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 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
14-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 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
15-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 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
16-Dec-15 Avellum; Clifford Chance; Redcliffe 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 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
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3691-bezen-partners-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-tofas-turk-otomobil-fabrikasi
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3692-cms-and-dla-advise-on-enter-air-ipo
16-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. Ginkus & Partners advised the sellers - two private individuals - on the deal. N/A Lithuania 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
16-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 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
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3696-greenberg-traurig-represents-innova-capital-in-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-pekaes
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3694-reed-smith-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-on-financing-for-turk-telekom
16-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 a "co-operation between Foundation of Technology & Research and OVP subsidiary Llater SA." N/A Greece 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
17-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3703-avellum-partners-advises-on-ukraine-s-usd-15-billion-sovereign-debt-restructuring
17-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 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
17-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3708-szabo-kelemen-partners-advises-on-magna-sale-of-hungarian-operations
21-Dec-15 Brudkiewicz, Suchecka & Partners; Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Dentons advised Stadler - a leading rolling stock manufacturer - 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3721-dentons-represents-stadler-in-separate-polish-projects www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3835-dzp-advises-pkp-intercity-on-train-acquisitions
21-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 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
21-Dec-15 Cobalt; Cobalt's Tallinn office successfully counselled IPF Digital Estonia in relation to obtaining an activity licence for providing consumer credit under the Estonian Creditors and Credit Intermediaries Act. N/A Estonia 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
21-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3738-dentons-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-steinhoff-acquisition-of-stake-in-extreme-digital
21-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 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
21-Dec-15 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners reported successfully defending the large container carrier Mediterranean Shipping Company before the FAS of Russia in a high-profile case related to concerted actions of international sea and ocean container carriers. n/a Russia N/A Russia 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
21-Dec-15 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex in Estonia has successfully represented Andrus Kluge, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Krediidipank, in a dispute with the Bank of Moscow. N/A Estonia; Russia 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
21-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 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
21-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 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
21-Dec-15 ODI Law Firm ODI Law Firm advised Triglav Upravljanje Nepremicnin d.d., a Slovenian real estate management company, in the process of negotiation and agreeing on a long term lease contract with the European Union, represented by the European Parliament. N/A Slovenia www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/3728-odi-advises-triglav-on-lease-with-european-union
22-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 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
22-Dec-15 Integrites Integrites acted for VTB Bank Ukraine on a share capital increase. EUR 563.7 million Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3748-integrites-advises-vtb-bank-ukraine-on-share-capital-increase
22-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3746-ksb-advises-dgh-on-cannabis-institute-joint-venture
22-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 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
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3754-aequo-advises-mosquito-mobile-on-acquisition-of-trans-con
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3762-asters-advises-china-development-bank-on-long-term-strategic-partnership-with-ukrtelecom
23-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 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
23-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 Rus N/A Russia 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
23-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 "definitive 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 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
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3757-clifford-chance-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-axa-acquisition-of-liberty-ubezpieczenia
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3760-dvorak-hager-partners-successful-for-havelka-in-dispute
23-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 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
23-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, in relation to the acquisition of 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3752-linklaters-advises-w-p-carey-on-acquisition-of-multimedialny-dom-plusa-building-in-warsaw
23-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 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
23-Dec-15 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Belgrade advised Atterbury Europe on its acquisition of a one-third stake in a asset portfolio of seven Serbian shopping centers with MPC Properties. EUR 86 million Serbia 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
24-Dec-15 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised Energeticky a prumyslovy holding (EPH) 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 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
24-Dec-15 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised and represented Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) in its acquisition of the remaining 20% shareholding in Ukraine's Globus insurance company, giving VIG full ownership of the company. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3764-wolf-theiss-advises-vienna-insurance-group-on-shareholding-increase-in-ukrainian-insurance-company
28-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3767-paksoy-and-bezen-partners-advise-on-ebrd-investment-in-akfen-renewable-energy
29-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 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
29-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3768-white-case-advises-consortium-on-acquisition-of-stakes-in-hungarian-motorway-concessions
29-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3771-jeantet-and-dla-piper-advise-on-prolongation-of-dior-lease-in-kyiv
29-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 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
29-Dec-15 Havel, Holasek & Partners Havel, Holasek & Partners advised HB Reavis on its sale of the Forum Business Center I building in Bratislava to CS Nemovitostni Fond. EUR 46.2 million Slovakia 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
29-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 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3774-white-case-advises-on-fiomo-sale
31-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 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
31-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 the total area exceeding 24 million square meters." N/A Russia 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
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3795-avellum-and-linklaters-advise-on-city-of-kyiv-s-note-restructuring
4-Jan-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised mBank S.A. as the arranger of the secured bond issuance programme of Griffin Real Estate Invest Sp. z o.o. - which was advised by Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3792-clifford-chance-advises-griffin-real-estate-invest-on-bond-issue
4-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 pursuant to Luxembourg and Polish law, respectively. 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3790-dla-piper-advises-partners-group-on-acquisition-of-polish-real-estate-portfolio
4-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 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
5-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 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
5-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 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
5-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3800-greenberg-traurig-advises-empik-media-fashion-on-sale-of-learning-systems-poland-to-bookzz
6-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 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
6-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 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
6-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3804-baseak-represents-norinco-on-successful-settlement-of-long-standing-dispute
6-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3805-ilyashev-partners-works-pro-bono-for-mother-of-missing-ukrainian-soldier
6-Jan-16 Reed Smith; Rojs, Peljhan & 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/3808-rppp-advises-avtotehna-group-on-sale-of-swatycomet
7-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 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
7-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 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
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3813-gestors-advises-on-government-review-of-ukrainian-float-glass-anti-dumping-measures
7-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 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
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3815-moral-advises-kavuklar-gy-on-point-bornova-project
8-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 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
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3829-chadbourne-advises-ifc-and-icf-debt-pool-on-financing-for-hexagon
8-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 his demand for reinstatement. N/A Latvia 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
8-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 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
11-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 percent 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 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
11-Jan-16 CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys Tomicek Legal 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3838-cee-attorneys-tomicek-legal-advises-on-acquisition-of-racio
11-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 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
11-Jan-16 Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex reported that the Department of Administrative Cases of the Latvian Supreme Court revoked the decision of the Administrative Regional Court and assigned the dispute between SIA Maxima Latvija - which Klavins Ellex represents - and the Competition Council for new adjudication. N/A Latvia 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
11-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. The Kairevicius, Juzikis & Partners firm advised UAB PST Investicijos. N/A Lithuania 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
12-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 (the merger between the two firms concluded on January 1, 2016) advised the buyer. N/A Latvia 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
12-Jan-16 Glimstedt; Vilgerts Glimstedt advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of a majority of shares pf BTA Baltic Insurance Company. Vilgerts advised BTA on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania 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
12-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 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
12-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 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
13-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 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
13-Jan-16 Fort The Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania satisfied the request of a group of 262 claimants - individuals that subscribed and paid up 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 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
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3853-ksb-advises-j-t-bank-on-issuing-czk-and-eur-perpetual-bonds
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/3854-yyu-advises-bereket-enerji-on-epc-contract-with-alstom-ge
14-Jan-16 CMS; Law Firm Miro Senica Law Firm Miro Senica and attorneys 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 - 75% from Slovenia's HIT Gorica DD and 25% from Daimond, in bankruptcy. CMS Podgorica advised HIT Gorica. N/A Montenegro www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/3859-miro-senica-and-cms-advise-on-monte-rock-acquisition-of-maestral
14-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 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
14-Jan-16 Havel, Holasek & Partners; 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 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
15-Jan-16 Alexandrov & Partners Ukraine's Alexandrov & Partners law firm reports that it worked pro bono in "accompanying the registration" of the "VDNG" trademark for the National Complex "Expocenter of Ukraine". N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3870-alexandov-partners-assists-expocenter-of-ukraine-with-trademark-registration
15-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 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
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3868-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-schuessler-plan-inzynierzy-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
15-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 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
15-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 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
15-Jan-16 Lidings Russia's Lidings law firm announced that it advised China CAMC Engineering on its entrance into the Russian market. N/A Russia 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
15-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 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
18-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 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
18-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 - in addition to White & Case and Klavins Ellex - Simpson Thacher Bartlett, Wigge & Partners, and Hengeler Mueller. EUR 2.2 billion Latvia 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
18-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3881-bsww-legal-tax-advises-immobel-on-sale-of-okraglak-project
18-Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office assisted AJ Produkti in solving multiple issues related to the planned extension of its premises. EUR 1.2 million Latvia 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
18-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 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
19-Jan-16 Avellum; Linklaters; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3887-linklaters-and-avellum-partners-advise-unicredit-on-sale-of-ukrotsbank-to-abh-holdings
19-Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has persuaded the Rostov Region Arbitrazh Court to overturn a decision holding Yakhta-club Center LLC administratively liable for alleged customs violations. N/A Russia 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
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3893-mrowiec-fialek-and-jga-advise-on-sale-of-profi-lingua
19-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 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
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3891-z-c-h-legal-advises-dealers-on-new-contracts
20-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 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
20-Jan-16 Cobalt; Gleiss Lutz; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Reed Smith; Hengeler Mueller; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr; Paksoy; Wolf Theiss; Herbert Smith Freehills; 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 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
20-Jan-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The litigation and the competition teams at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have 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 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
20-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 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
21-Jan-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund III in the acquisition of the Vesse retail trade park from Hobujaama Kinnisvara. Cobalt's Estonia office advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Estonia 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
21-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 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
21-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3907-krassowski-and-gide-advise-on-orpea-s-acquisition-of-medi-system
22-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. N/A Poland 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
22-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 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
22-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3909-epap-protects-ip-rights-for-2xu-pty
22-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 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
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3916-dentons-advises-pse-on-implementation-of-acer-opinion
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/3926-gleiss-lutz-dentons-and-schoenherr-advise-on-praktiker-s-sale
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3925-mrowiec-fialek-advises-shareholder-of-grupa-nowy-szpital-on-leveraged-buyout
25-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 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
25-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 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
25-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 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
26-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 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
26-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3934-asters-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-v-v-kischenzi-ltd
26-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 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
26-Jan-16 Lenz & Staehelin; Tuca Zbarcea Asociatii Lenz & Staehelin advised the Swiss Automotive Group in its acquisition of a 51% stake in the Autonet Group, which was assisted by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. N/A Romania 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
26-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3932-sk-s-advises-eurocash-on-acquisition-of-polska-dystrybucja-alkoholi
26-Jan-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Nemo Telecom in registering its "NEMO" trademark in the European Community. N/A Latvia 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
26-Jan-16 Spenser & Kauffmann Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represented PJSC Zhytomyr Furniture Factory in proceedings against the Zhytomyr United State Tax Inspectorate of Center Department of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine regarding an alleged tax debt of UAH 26.3 million. UAH 26.3 million Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3938-spenser-kauffmann-successful-for-zhytomyr-furniture-factory-in-tax-dispute
26-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 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
27-Jan-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Vastint Romania on a 48-hectare land acquisition in Bucharest. N/A Romania 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
27-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 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
27-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 the latter's investment into the Energy 21 operator of photovoltaic power plants. CMS advised Energy 21 on the investment. N/A Czech Republic; Poland 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
27-Jan-16 Motieka & Audzevicius; RASK; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Lithuania's Motieka & Audzevicius law firm advised Renagro and BaltCap Lithuania SME Fund (BLF) in selling 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. N/A Estonia; Lithuania 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
28-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3962-aequo-advises-ukrainian-redevelopment-fund-on-merger-control-issues-in-connection-ciklum-holding-investment
28-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 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
28-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3961-cms-advises-ebrd-on-municipal-infrastructure-projects-in-ukraine
28-Jan-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava advised Mobile TeleSystems on its binding agreement to acquire - through its wholly-owned subsidiaries - 100% of the NVision Group from subsidiaries of Sistema. EUR 175 million Russia 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
28-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 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
29-Jan-16 Abel & Abel; Binder Groesswang; CMS; Gorg, Dorda Brugger Jordis; Hausmaninger Kletter; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; 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 Euro 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 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
29-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3982-aequo-advises-sberbank-on-restructuring-of-loan-to-smila-electromechanical-plant
29-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 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
29-Jan-16 Dentons; Orrick Orrick advised Zarubezhneft, a major Russian state-owned oil company, 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 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
29-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 (including call centers). The CCIG Group was represented by Olesinski i Wspolnicy. N/A Poland 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
29-Jan-16 Z/C/H Legal The Czech Republic's Z/C/H Legal provided legal advisory services to Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich Aktiengesellschaft Group concerning the sale of the Hodlmayr Logistics Center. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/3979-z-c-h-advises-raiffeisenlandesbank-on-sale-of-hodlmayr-logistics-center
1-Feb-16 Ellex (Klavins) Klavins Ellex has successfully represented SIA Armgate - one of the leading suppliers 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 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
1-Feb-16 Eversheds; Spilbridge Eversheds Bitans advised the Vitol Group regarding its strategic investment in JSC Ventspils Nafta (VN) - which Eversheds Bitans describes as "the key oil terminal, pipeline, and shipping business in Latvia" - from JSC Latvijas Naftas Tranzits (LNT). LNT was represented by Spilbridge. N/A Latvia 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
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3992-ilyashev-partners-successful-in-icac-arbitration-for-bta-bank
1-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 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
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3985-sayenko-kharenko-advises-dniepropetrovsk-tube-works-on-interim-review-of-anti-dumping-duties
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3984-sk-s-advises-grupo-industrial-saltillo-on-acquisition-of-automotive-components-europe
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3993-sk-s-advises-frutarom-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-amco
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/3987-wierzbicki-wins-tender-to-advise-warsaw-museum-of-modern-art-on-investment-matters
2-Feb-16 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of Smartree Romania, which the firm describes as "an important player on the market providing outsourcing payroll and personnel administration process services," to buyers Dragos Rosca and Cylatrea Investments. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. N/A Romania 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
2-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 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
2-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 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
2-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 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
2-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 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
2-Feb-16 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova reported that the Economic Court of Kiev 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/3997-doubinsky-osharova-defends-pulsar-trademark-for-basf-in-ukraine
2-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4006-sk-s-advises-agora-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-goldenline
3-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4012-allen-overy-advises-ustream-on-sale-to-ibm
3-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 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
3-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 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
3-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 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
3-Feb-16 Fort Fort's Vilnius office, acting on behalf of a client whose identity was not disclosed, has successfully persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania that the refusal by Lithuania's Migration Department to extend a residence permit "shall not be based on presumptions and suspicions." N/A Lithuania 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
3-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4010-forystek-partners-successful-for-pepsi-cola-general-bottlers-poland-in-action-pauliana
3-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4007-kpd-advises-ciklum-on-lease-agreement-in-kyiv
3-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 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
3-Feb-16 Spenser & Kauffmann Ukraine's Spenser & Kauffmann successfully represented Klub ZhZh LLC in two disputes. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4017-spenser-kauffmann-successfully-represents-klub-zhzh-in-women-s-journal-ip-disputes
4-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 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
4-Feb-16 DLA Piper; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells Moscow assisted Nevskaya Medicinskaya Infrastruktura, a joint venture of Pizzarotti I.E. and Gazprombank, in relation to a public-private partnership project with the City of St. Petersburg. DLA Piper advised the City of St. Petersburg. EUR 240 million Russia 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
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4023-dzp-guides-consortium-to-successful-settlement-in-poznan-tramline-case
4-Feb-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised on the January 2016 squeeze-out of minority shareholders from Ceska Telekomunikacni Infrastruktura. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4026-ksb-advises-on-cetin-minority-shareholder-squeeze-out
4-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, which Leroy si Asociatii describes as "the first significant voluntary takeover bid to be carried out on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. N/A Romania 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
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4024-sayenko-kharenko-represented-ukrainian-ammonium-nitrate-producers-in-anti-dumping-challenge
4-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., one of the largest franchisees of the Delikatesy Centrum chain. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4032-sk-s-advises-eurocash-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-delikatesy-centrum-franchisee
4-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. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4030-vkp-successful-for-intertrans-before-the-supreme-court-of-ukraine
5-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4035-cms-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-sale-of-poznan-office-building
5-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4042-cms-advises-axa-on-sale-of-hungarian-banking-operations-to-otp
5-Feb-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Danske Bank A/S in a transaction by which AS LHV Varahaldus, a subsidiary of the Estonian financial group LHV, acquired 100% of the shares of Danske Capital AS, an asset management company based in Estonia. N/A Estonia 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
5-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4039-sk-s-advises-orbico-on-acquisition-of-optimum-distribution-cz-sk
5-Feb-16 KRB; ODI Law Firm; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners ODI Law advised the Tus Group on 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4040-odi-krb-and-rppp-advise-on-tus-group-financial-restructuring
5-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 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
8-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 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
8-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 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
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4049-vkp-advises-mystetskyi-arsenal-museum-in-kyiv
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4056-aleinikov-partners-represents-koca-in-arbitration-award-enforcement
9-Feb-16 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner, advised the Russian car dealer Rolf Group in relation to its business consolidation with another auto trader, Pelican-Auto. N/A Russia 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
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4059-forystek-partners-successful-for-minority-shareholders-in-opposition-to-delisting-resolution
9-Feb-16 PHH Prochaska Havranek Rechtsanw_lte 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 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
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4051-sayenko-kharenko-advises-aersale-on-lease-of-aircraft-engine
10-Feb-16 CMS; Roedl & Partner; Schoenherr CMS advised the Czech investment company Redside on its acquisition of four office buildings in Prague from an unnamed German investment fund. The seller received legal advice by Schoenherr and Roedl & Partner. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4062-cms-advises-redside-on-prague-office-platform-acquisition
11-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 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
11-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4072-bsww-advises-paytel-on-agreement-with-orange
11-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 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
11-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 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
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4078-aequo-successful-for-dr-reddy-s-laboratories-in-patent-infringement-case
12-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 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
12-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 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
15-Feb-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised CPB Software AG on its merger with Bavaria Banken Software GmbH. N/A Austria 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
16-Feb-16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers International Law Group agreed to act as legal advisor for the Kyiv Chess Federation in 2016. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4086-astapovlawyers-to-advise-kyiv-chess-federation
16-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 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
16-Feb-16 Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance advised Atrium European Real Estate on the successful 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 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
16-Feb-16 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells announced two victories in the High Court in the ongoing case against Sergei Pugachev, which was commenced by the Deposit Insurance Agency in Russia in December 2013 after he was accused of helping himself to over USD 2 billion from Mezhprombank, while allegedly controlling and beneficially owning it. N/A Russia 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
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/over-the-wire/71-by-ujbl/4093-ilc-eucon-defends-ukrrichflot-in-dispute-with-kyiv-state-tax-inspectorate
16-Feb-16 Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Union Investment on the "Aqua" 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 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
17-Feb-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Dentons; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; 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 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
17-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 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
17-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 with a total value of 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 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
17-Feb-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. became the legal counsel of the Bulgarian National Bank. N/A Bulgaria 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
17-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4103-drzewicki-tomaszek-advises-bank-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-investment-in-ipf-group
17-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, a member of the Agel group. Agel was advised on the deal by the Jansta, Kostka Law Firm. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4097-ksb-advises-north-bohemia-medical-holding-on-sale-of-louny-hospital
17-Feb-16 JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised MetLife Serbia on its liquidation. N/A Serbia ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4109-jpm-advises-metlife-on-liquidation-in-serbia
17-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4105-kochanski-zieba-partners-successful-for-newsweek-journalist-in-defamation-case
17-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 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
17-Feb-16 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. N/A Latvia 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
18-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 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
18-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 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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4123-clifford-chance-and-fka-furtek-komosa-aleksandrowicz-advise-on-financing-of-kliniki-neuroradiochirurgii
18-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-Cola" 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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4116-doubinsky-osharova-successfully-represents-the-coca-cola-company-on-coca-cola-trademark
18-Feb-16 Hogan Lovells; Salamons; 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 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
18-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 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
19-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 is "on its way" to an unidentified customer. 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 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
19-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 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
19-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4127-asters-advises-ebrd-on-capital-increase-in-ukrsibbank
19-Feb-16 Hruby & Buchvaldek Hruby & Buchvaldek is advising the Sebre real estate development company during the preparation of its new Medport project in Prague. N/A Czech Republic ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4131-hruby-buchvaldek-advises-sebre-on-medport-development
19-Feb-16 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. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4135-kzp-and-pinsent-masons-advise-work-service-on-lse-listing
19-Feb-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik reported that the Czech Constitutional Court issued a decision on the Dawn Raid performed on Delta Pekarny by the staff of the Office for Protection of Competition. N/A Czech Republic ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4133-ksb-successful-in-czech-constitutional-court-in-continuation-of-delta-pekarny-case
19-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 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
22-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 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
22-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4141-alexandrov-partners-advising-on-icc-ukraine-reliable-partner-project
22-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 a team cooperating with Karanovic & Nikolic in Ljubljana acting as local counsel to VTB bank. EUR 73.5 million Austria; Russia; Slovenia 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
22-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 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
22-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, which had dismissed 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 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
23-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 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
23-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 ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4149-chsh-advises-metrans-group-on-construction-of-logistics-hub-in-hungary
23-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 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
23-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4150-erdem-erdem-represents-yilport-holding-in-acquisition-of-portuguese-port-companies
24-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4156-aequo-obtains-merger-clearance-for-danone-in-ukraine
24-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 the later two 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 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
24-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4158-cdz-advises-on-griffin-bond-issue-in-poland
24-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4153-drzewiecki-tomaszek-representing-inpost-on-trade-mark-protection-dispute
25-Feb-16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners became the legal advisor on tax issues to the Virtus.pro cybersport club. N/A Belarus 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
25-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4168-esin-and-baseak-advise-on-petgas-asset-transfer-to-ipragaz
25-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4163-baker-mckenzie-and-cms-advise-on-new-port-terminal-investment-in-ukraine
25-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4161-bsww-legal-tax-advises-on-kredyt-inkaso-bond-issuance
25-Feb-16 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. N/A Estonia 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
25-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4169-gestors-advises-on-the-return-of-titan-2-vessel
25-Feb-16 Sadkowski & Partners Sadkowski & Partners successfully represented 5 families owning houses neighbouring the Auchan shopping center in Piaseczno, Poland in a dispute with Auchan. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4166-sadkowski-partners-successful-homeowners-in-dispute-with-auchan-over-shopping-mall-expansion
25-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 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
25-Feb-16 Tria Robit Tria Robit successfully represented the JSC Aldaris brewery in a dispute with JSC Cesu Alus over the "Bruza Legenda" trademark. N/A Latvia 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
26-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4178-astapovlawyers-to-also-advise-tennis-federation
26-Feb-16 CMS; Freshfields; PeliFilip Freshfields and PeliFilip advised 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 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
26-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4184-ersoybilgehan-advises-on-ergo-portfoy-sale-to-qinvest
26-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 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
26-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 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
26-Feb-16 Gessel Gessel secured a win for Gino Rossi S.A. in its claim against an unidentified producer of wristwatches labelled "gino rossi" seeking "cessation of unfair competition acts and of violation of trademarks and rights to the business name." N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4177-gessel-successfully-represents-gino-rossi-in-trademark-dispute
29-Feb-16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised MTBank on its acquisition of the CBS platform from British company Colvir Software Solutions. N/A Belarus 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
29-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4194-mrowiec-fialek-and-aval-consult-advises-on-software-purchase-and-implementation-in-poland
29-Feb-16 CMS The Sofia office of CMS supported oil and gas company 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 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
29-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 is represented by the State Treasury Solicitors' Office, while Airbus Helicopters - one of the parties involved in the case is represented by CMS. EUR 3 billion Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4197-drzewiecki-tomaszek-represents-pzl-swidnik-on-eur-3-billion-dispute-over-biggest-military-contract
29-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 excluded Mikogen from the list of fixed agricultural taxpayers. N/A Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4196-ilc-eucon-represents-mikogen-before-ukrainian-supreme-administrative-court
29-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 Iinternet portal visoknygos.com. N/A Lithuania 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
29-Feb-16 Integrites Integrites, acting pro bono, advised on the registration of VoxUkraine as a non-governmental organization. N/A Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4187-integrites-supports-voxukraine-registration
29-Feb-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised KELER CCP on its successful implementation of a clearing arrangement, in co-operation with OTP Bank Serbia and SEEPEX - the first organized electricity market in Serbia. N/A Serbia ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4189-karanovic-nikolic-advise-on-clearing-arrangement-for-organized-electricity-market-in-serbia
1-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4203-avellum-secures-nbu-approval-for-cb-center-consolidation-in-ukraine
1-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4200-dentons-and-linklaters-advise-on-warsaw-corporate-center-sale
1-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 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
1-Mar-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos' IP team in Romania successfully represented Christian Lacroix in defending against the dismissal of its registered trademark. N/A Romania 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
1-Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented the 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 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
1-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 ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4199-wolf-theiss-advises-hutchinson-set-up-in-serbia
2-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4209-baseak-advises-crescent-capital-on-akocak-hepp-acquisition
2-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 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
3-Mar-16 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal and Tax announced it 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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4215-bsww-advises-on-another-ideal-idea-park-in-poland
3-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4213-gessel-and-rkkw-advise-on-sescom-s-acquisition-of-stake-in-cube-itg
7-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4221-avellum-and-sayenko-kharenko-advise-on-restructuring-of-sovereign-guaranteed-loans-in-ukraine
7-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 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
7-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 ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4220-clifford-chance-advises-wikov-on-acquisition-of-czech-automotive-group
7-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 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
7-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 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
7-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4219-moral-advises-dgd-engineering-on-construction-of-novotel-in-istanbul
7-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4217-sdm-partners-successfully-challenges-taxes-levied-against-synevo-ukraine
9-Mar-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance The Clifford Chance Prague Corporate team 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 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
9-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 Farmak, a leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical company, on its February 3, 2016 acquisition of KWW Kotkowski Wierzbicki Wegrzyn. Marszalek & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland; Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4241-integrites-advises-farmak-on-competition-matters ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4261-avellum-integrites-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-ukrainian-acquisition-in-poland
9-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 ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4230-sog-advises-lundin-mining-on-purchase-of-shares-in-timok-project
9-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4239-noerr-advises-on-sale-of-global-malt-to-anglia-maltings
9-Mar-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., acting on behalf of the "Idein-FPI-Fiesta" consortium, successfully persuaded a panel of the Second Division of the Supreme Administrative Court in Bulgaria to revoke what the firm describes as "the drastic increase in fees collected for appealing of public procurements," as unlawful. N/A Bulgaria 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
9-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 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
9-Mar-16 Integrites Integrites provided Nova Poshta Group with "complex legal assistance on compliance with Ukrainian competition law requirements." N/A Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4234-integrites-advises-nova-poshta-group-on-ukrainian-competition-law
9-Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic reported that the Bosnian Competition Council made a ruling in favor of cable operator (and firm client) Telemach in its case against HD Win, the owner of the Arena Sport sports channel and a subsidiary of Telekom Serbia. N/A Serbia 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
9-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4233-mrowiec-fialek-partners-advises-arena-pl-on-plannedshare-offer
9-Mar-16 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." EUR 500 millon Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia 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
9-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 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
10-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 involving notification of a concentration following the formation of a joint venture. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4243-bsww-represents-volvo-and-avs-in-concentration-notification-proceedings
10-Mar-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners assisted Swiss Property Group AG in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Polorex Interior. N/A Estonia 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
11-Mar-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR (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 facility in amount of up to EUR 56 million granted to Med Life and other group entities. EUR 56 million Romania 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
11-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 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
11-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 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
11-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 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
11-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 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
11-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4251-norton-rose-fulbright-and-weil-gotshal-advise-on-fortum-acquisition-of-stake-in-grupa-duon
14-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 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
14-Mar-16 Cassels Brock; Hogan Lovelss Hogan Lovells assisted Polymetal International Plc, a major LSE-listed gold-mining group operating in Russia and Kazakhstan, on signing a binding agreement for acquisition of 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 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
14-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 ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4265-jeantet-advises-on-acquisition-of-two-hotels-in-budapest
14-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 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
14-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 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
15-Mar-16 Glimstedt; Primus Glimstedt advised Unitcom on its acquisition of Uptime Systems. Estonia's Primus law firm advised the sellers, Uptime OU, on the deal. N/A Estonia 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
15-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 of two Ukrainian investment companies: Dragon Capital and UNIVER. N/A Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4269-sayenko-kharenko-advises-on-sale-of-shares-in-ukrainian-and-pfts-stock-exchanges
15-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 ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4271-squire-patton-boggs-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-invia-travelpanet-sale-to-rockaway
16-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 2026. Allen & Overy advised Joint Lead Managers Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Mitsubishi UFJ, and Unicredit. USD 500 million Turkey ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4272-white-case-advises-yapi-kredi-on-usd-500-million-note-issuance
16-Mar-16 Dentons (BASEAK); Herbert Smith Freehills; 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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4279-baseak-and-yazici-legal-advise-on-jolly-tur-and-gordion-teknoloji-share-sale-in-turkey
16-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. Taifun Real - an SPV which owns an office building in Poland that previously belonged to the Karimpol Group, and now belongs to the Immofinanz Group. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4274-dzp-successful-in-polish-supreme-court-regarding-arbitration-rules
16-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 ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4276-schoenherr-ljubljana-advises-conda-on-roll-out-of-first-crowdinvesting-platform-in-slovenia
16-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 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
16-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 ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4275-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-south-central-ventures-on-investment-in-serbian-startup-drytools
17-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 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
17-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 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
18-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4289-stratulat-albulescu-fieldfisher-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-wirecard-acquisition-of-provus
18-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 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
21-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4295-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-on-centrum-mobilnych-technologii-mobiltek-sale-of-group-companies
21-Mar-16 Havel, Holasek & Partners; 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 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
21-Mar-16 Karanovic & Nikolic; Schoenherr Partner Marko Ketler and Attorney Jaka Simoncic, both working in cooperation with Karanovic & Nikolic, successfully 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). N/A Slovenia 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
21-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 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
21-Mar-16 Rask Rask signed a formal agreement 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 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
22-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 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
22-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 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
22-Mar-16 Lawmore; L.E. Lukasz Stanek Law Office; SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak I Wspolnicy Lawmore represented Stefan Bator, the founder of iTaxi, in 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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4301-lawmore-ssw-and-lukas-stanek-advise-on-itaxi-investment
22-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4298-ssw-advises-famur-on-bond-issue
23-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4302-turunc-and-bumin-varlik-advise-on-eigenmann-veronelli-acquisition-of-shares-from-jv-partners
23-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 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
24-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4304-paksoy-advises-georg-fischer-ltd-on-acquisition-of-remaining-stake-in-gf-hakan
24-Mar-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene announced that its competition team 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. N/A Lithuania 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
28-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4311-arzinger-successful-for-marie-brizard-wine-spirits-in-bankruptcy-of-ukrainian-subsidiary
28-Mar-16 Fenwick & West; Revera; Sorainen Sorainen's Belarus office advised Facebook, Inc. on its acquisition of Masquerade Technologies, Inc. Primary adviser to Facebook was Fenwick & West LLP while Belarus's Revera advised MSQRD. N/A Belarus 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 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
28-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 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
28-Mar-16 Linklaters Linklaters advised Rosneft (acting via its wholly-owned subsidiary RN-Razvedka i Dobycha) on its signature of a binding 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 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
28-Mar-16 PWC; 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 si 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 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
29-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 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
29-Mar-16 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiuanas) 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. N/A Estonia; Lithuania 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
31-Mar-16 Fort Fort's Tallinn office advised Digital Mind on the acquisition of a business unit from Nortal. N/A Estonia 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
31-Mar-16 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii represented the Financial Supervisory Authority of Romania in a dispute with Rst Media. RON 1 million Romania 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
31-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 - the Pepeliaev Group claims - "does not allow a reasonable amount of court costs to be determined objectively." N/A Russia 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
31-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 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
1-Apr-16 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Venture Capital on its EUR 1.5 million investment in East West Agro. EUR 6 million Estonia; Latvia 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
1-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 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
4-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 ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4340-a-o-baker-mckenzie-and-cms-advise-on-riverside-exit-from-diatron
4-Apr-16 AVS Law Office AVS Law Office advised on the recently built "Mixing Building" plant of Tigar Tyres doo - a Serbian subsidiary of the Michelin Group. EUR 40 million Serbia ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4347-avs-assists-new-michelin-plant-set-up-in-serbia
4-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 ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4348-cms-dla-and-lkt-advise-on-vaci-corner-offices-sale-in-budapest
4-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 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
4-Apr-16 Fort; Teder Law Firm Fort's Tallinn office advised EfTEN Kinnisvarafond II in its EUR 24 million acquisition of Talinn's Magistral shopping center from Citycon. The Teder Law Firm advised Citycon on the deal. N/A Estonia 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
4-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 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
4-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 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
4-Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen office assisted the RE/MAX real estate company on the expansion of its real estate franchise to Belarus. N/A Belarus 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
5-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 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
5-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4355-dentons-successful-for-medtronic-in-poland-s-national-chamber-of-appeal
5-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. HUF 37 billion Hungary ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4354-dla-piper-advises-on-state-sale-of-mkb-bank-zrt
5-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. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4364-wierzbowski-eversheds-advises-centerscape-in-on-acquisition-of-commercial-real-estate-portfolio
5-Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen is assisting Rexel in selling its activities in the Baltics to the Wurth Group. N/A Estonia; Latvia 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
6-Apr-16 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. N/A Poland 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
6-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 both parties' father, Stanislaw Marusarz. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4368-lsw-successful-in-family-dispute-over-rights-to-famous-father-s-memorabilia
6-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4365-sayenko-kharenko-advised-ebrd-on-loan-to-ukraine-wood-panel-producer
6-Apr-16 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; 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 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
6-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 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
6-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 ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4369-zivkovic-samardzic-successfully-defends-investigative-journalist-and-broadcaster-against-defamation-suit
7-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. N/A Ukraine ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4378-antika-successfully-defends-interests-of-awt-britannia-llc-in-tax-dispute
7-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 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
7-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 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
8-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4385-alekseev-boyarchuk-and-partners-advises-on-set-up-of-first-charity-trading-platform-in-ukraine
8-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 ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4383-bdk-advokati-advises-net-holding
8-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4380-paksoy-and-verdi-advise-on-cj-group-acquisition-of-mars-entertainment
11-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 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
11-Apr-16 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners is supporting ClimateLaunchPad, which the firm describes as "the largest green-tech pitching competition finals in Europe," and which will be held this October in Tallinn. N/A Estonia 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
11-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 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
12-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 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
12-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 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
12-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 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
12-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, advising 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 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
12-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 ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4396-vkp-advises-confidence-and-guarantee-insurance-company-on-change-in-shareholding-structure
13-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 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
13-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 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
13-Apr-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. persuaded the Sofia Court of Appeal that a claim made against 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 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
13-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 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
13-Apr-16 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex announced that, acting on behalf of the Moscow Transport Hub Directorate autonomous nonprofit organization, participated in an April 7, 2016 "pre-roadshow" in Moscow involving a proposed a light rail high-speed off-street transportation system in the Moscow Region. N/A Russia 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
14-Apr-16 Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy) RTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented Tymbark Maspex in 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 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
14-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 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
14-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 was legal advisor to Rockspring on the deal. N/A Poland ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4412-hogan-lovells-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-ferio-konin-shopping-center
15-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 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
15-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 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
15-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 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
15-Apr-16 Jankovic Popovic Mitic Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised IKEA on matters related to the commencement of construction on IKEA's Belgrade department store - its first in Serbia. N/A Serbia ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4427-jpm-advises-swedish-furniture-giant-ikea-on-establishment-of-operations-in-serbia
15-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 ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4421-ssa-advises-dirlango-trading-in-jv-with-innova-capital
18-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 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
18-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 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
18-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 signed on Monday, April 18, 2016, which, according to BDK, makes it 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4433-bdk-advises-chinese-he-steel-on-acquisition-of-steel-mill-smederevo-in-serbian-privatization www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4610-gecic-law-advises-on-sale-of-zelezara-smederevo-assets
18-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 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
18-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, Intercreditor Agreement and Pledge (Financial Collateral) Agreement concluded with the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria in March 2016. N/A Bulgaria 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
18-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 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
18-Apr-16 Divjak, Topic & Bihtijarevic; Wolf Theiss Divjak, Topic & Bihtijarevic reported that the 2015 acquisition by Heineken Croatia of Lasko Grupa (a Croatian entity previously owned by Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia) has closed, and that Lasko Grupa has now completely merged into Heineken Croatia. DTB advised Heineken Croatia, with Wolf Theiss advising Lasko. N/A Croatia 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
19-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 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
19-Apr-16 Clifford Chance; D&B David si Baias; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii 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 si Baias, while Innova Capital was advised by Clifford Chance Badea. N/A Romania 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
19-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 "Program"), 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 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
19-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 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
20-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 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
20-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. The lease agreement was executed on March 31st, 2016. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4443-crido-legal-advises-aon-on-lease-of-office-in-krakow
21-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 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
21-Apr-16 Freshfields; Hengeler Mueller The Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Vattenfall on the sale of its German lignite operations to Czech energy company EPH with its financial partner PPF Investments. Hengeler Mueller advised EPH on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4453-czech-eph-makes-massive-acquisition-from-vattenfall-in-germany
21-Apr-16 King & Spalding; Paksoy Paksoy advided Nurol Yatirim Bankasi A.S. on the issuance of USD 10 million Tier 2 notes due 2026. King & Spalding acted as counsel on English law aspects of the deal. USD 10 million Turkey www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4451-paksoy-advises-nurol-yatirim-bankasi-on-issuance-of-tier-2-notes
22-Apr-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted eMag on its acquisition of PC Garage in Romania. RON 1 million Romania 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
22-Apr-16 CMS CMS Berlin advised Poland's Medort Group, a Lodz-based manufacturer of wheelchairs and supplier of rehabilitation equipment, on its acquisition - made via its German subsidiary, Meyra GmbH - of a majority stake in German wheelchair manufacturer Richter R.M.S. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4456-cms-advises-poland-s-medort-on-investment-in-germany-s-richter-r-m-s
22-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 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
22-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 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
22-Apr-16 Dentons; Eversheds Dentons advised AmRest Holdings SE on its acquisition of all partnership interests in Starbucks Coffee Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG, the German subsidiary of the Starbucks group. Eversheds' Munich office advised Starbucks on the deal. EUR 41 million Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4463-dentons-and-eversheds-advise-on-amrest-acquisition-of-partnership-interests-in-starbucks-coffee-deutschland
22-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4457-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-nicmas-group-on-corporate-restructuring
22-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4459-white-case-secures-merger-clearance-for-mol-for-acquisition-of-eni-hungaria-and-slovenija
25-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 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
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4467-dentons-djingov-and-esin-advise-on-major-bulgarian-healthcare-deal
25-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 firm Tumbar Cega & Popa. N/A Romania 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
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4468-white-case-advises-republic-of-poland-on-sovereign-bond-issue
26-Apr-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt's Tallinn office advised the Estonian Defense Forces on its 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 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
27-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4484-dentons-and-odi-advise-innova-capital-on-financing-of-trimo-group
27-Apr-16 Noerr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociat 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. N/A Romania 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
27-Apr-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Kuusakoski on the sale of its Lithuanian subsidiary to Dorvina. N/A Lithuania 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
27-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4482-taylor-wessing-advises-gea-process-engineering-on-sale-of-dairy-production-line
28-Apr-16 Paksoy; Reed Smith Paksoy announced that it advised the EBRD on a USD 100 million facility agreement with with Turk Telekomikasyon A.S. Reed Smith acted as counsel to the EBRD on English law aspects of the deal. USD 100 million Turkey www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4520-paksoy-advises-ebrd-on-financing-package-for-turk-telekom
28-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 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
29-Apr-16 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised Wienerberger, the largest producer of bricks and ceramic blocks in Romania, on its acquisition of a brick factory in Berca, Romania, from Constanta-based Search Chemicals. N/A Romania 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
29-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 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
29-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) successfully persuaded the District Court of The Hague to set aside the landmark 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 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
29-Apr-16 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos and the React anti-counterfeiting network, 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 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
29-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 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
2-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 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
2-May-16 Dvorak Hager & Partners; Glatzova & Co. Dvorak Hager & Partners advised GrECo JLT, a leading 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 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
2-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 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
2-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4537-laszczuk-partners-advises-velux-polska-on-lease-of-new-office-space
2-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4527-sayenko-kharenko-advises-bluebird-merchant-ventures-on-ipo-on-london-stock-exchange
3-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 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
3-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, which closed in March 2016 following clearance from the Polish Antimonopoly Office. N/A Poland 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
3-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 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
3-May-16 Greenberg Traurig The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig represented Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel in the acquisition of Midas S.A., which closed on April 27, 2016. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4552-greenberg-traurig-represents-cyfrowy-polsat-group-in-acquisition-of-midas
3-May-16 KRB; ODI Law Firm ODI advised Polish investor Aluform, a subsidiary of Grupa Kety S.A, in the Slovene privatization process of AHA EMMI Predelava Aluminija, d.o.o. based in Slovenska Bistrica, organized via a competitive international public tender. 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 signed on March 26, 2016 with several conditions precedent, including notification of the Slovenian Competition Authority. EUR 2.5 million Slovenia www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4546-odi-and-krb-advise-on-privatization-of-aha-emmi
3-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4549-redcliffe-partners-advises-ebrd-in-financing-to-myronivsky-hliboproduct
4-May-16 Sulija Partners Sulija Partners in Vilnius successfully represented Ashley Kozel, an American citizen, in her request to have the Lithuanian Court of Appeal recognize and enforce a Florida multimillion money judgement. N/A Lithuania 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
5-May-16 Allen & Overy; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Linklaters and Bulgaria's 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 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
5-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 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
5-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 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
6-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. N/A Ukraine 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
6-May-16 Dentons; Linklaters Linklaters advised CBRE Global Investors in connection with its acquisition of the 44.4 thousand square-meter Jantar shopping center in Slupsk, Poland, from a subsidiary of Tristan Capital Partners. Dentons advised Tristan - which holds selling subsidiary Dormeo Investments in a 90/10% joint venture with minority shareholder Mayland Real Estate - on the EUR 92 million transaction. EUR 92 million Poland 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
6-May-16 Rapala Law Office Poland's Rapala Law Office advised the Internet Ventures FIZ fund, managed by MCI Capital, in 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 (approximately EUR 1.36 million). EUR 1.36 million Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4573-rapala-advises-internet-ventures-in-remotemyapp-investment
6-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 this 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 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
9-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, in the acquisition of the Realia Group. The sellers were advised by Avance Attorneys LTD. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania 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
9-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 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
9-May-16 Clifford Chance; Gessel; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance announced that it 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 a consortium of funds (Oaktree Capital and Cornerstone) from Highlander fund. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the consortium on the acquisition, while Gessel advised Highlander. N/A Poland 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
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4587-schoenherr-prevails-for-montenegro-in-icsid-arbitration
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4752-cms-and-kinstellar-advise-on-erste-group-global-payments-caixabank-joint-venture
9-May-16 Dmitrov, Petrov & Co.; Marijana Gelova Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised NEVEQ II on acquisition of a stake in Methodia AD. Methodia was advised by Sole Practitioner Marijana Gelova. N/A Bulgaria 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
9-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 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
9-May-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised BISAM on the Bulgarian part of its acquisition of FinAnalytica. N/A Bulgaria 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
9-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 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
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4749-sayenko-kharenko-advises-u-sluno-on-pretrial-matters-in-contractual-disputes
9-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 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
9-May-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene's Lithuanian offices 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 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
10-May-16 CMS; Hogan Lovells CMS advised a joint venture of DDM AG and an unnamed global investment manager on the acquisition of VR Leasing Group's Hungarian subsidiary, Lombard Penzugyi es Lizing Zrt. ("Lombard Lizing"), 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4603-cms-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-acquisition-of-vr-leasing-group-s-hungarian-subsidiary
10-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 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
10-May-16 DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki I Wspolnicy; White & Case White & Case advised Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa S.A. (JSW) and its subsidiary Spolka Energetyczna Jastrzebie S.A. (SEJ) on the sale of 100% of shares in Przedsiebiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. (PEC) to PGNiG Termika. DJBW Danilowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspolnicy advised PGNiG on the deal. PLN 190.4 million Poland 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
10-May-16 Honert & Partner; JSK; Reed Smith Czech 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4591-jsk-and-honert-partner-advise-inven-capital-on-investment-in-tado
10-May-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised BISAM on the Bulgarian part of its acquisition of FinAnalytica. N/A Bulgaria 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
10-May-16 Mannheimer Swartling; Sorainen Sorainen, acting together with Mannheimer Swartling, advised Sweden's Hilding Anders - the leading manufacturer of beds in Europe, Russia, and Asia - on its acquisition of the Lithuanian company Mingridas. N/A Lithuania 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
10-May-16 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the PRA Group on its acquisition of 99.73% of shares of DTP S.A., for a total amount of PLN 174.5 million. EUR 39.5 million Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4588-spcg-advises-pra-group-on-acquisition-of-dtp-s-a
10-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 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
11-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 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
11-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 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
11-May-16 Squire Patton Boggs; White & Case Squire Patton Boggs advised INEOS Enterprises on the agreement it reached in principle to sell INEOS Styrenics, its Expandable Polystyrene Business, to Synthos S.A.. White & Case advised Synthos on the deal, which is likely to complete in the second half of 2016. EUR 80 million Poland 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
12-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 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
12-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 Moscow and London offices of Hogan Lovells. USD 1.2 billion Russia 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
12-May-16 CMS; Weil Gotshal CMS announced that it is acting as sole legal advisor for the Warsaw Stock Exchange debut of developer i2 Development, planned for the second half of May, and that it advised on the initial public offering of Dom Maklerski X-Trade Brokers S.A. (XTB), which debuted on the WSE on May 6 this year. 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 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
12-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 ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4249-moral-and-taylor-wessing-advises-ikb-on-financing-to-janoschka-group
12-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 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
13-May-16 Alrud Alrud announced that it 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 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
13-May-16 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers acted as legal advisor to Kyiv's Euro Marathon. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4620-astapovlawyers-to-advise-on-kyiv-s-euro-marathon
13-May-16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek Drzewiecki Tomaszek announced that on April 29, 2016, the Regional Court for Warsaw - Srodmiescie, as the court of first instance, accepted the statement of claim submitted by firm client Jedrzej Trzcinski against mBank S.A. in relation to the indexation clauses of a CHF-denominated mortgage loan agreement. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4624-dt-successful-in-indexation-clause-claim-against-mbank
13-May-16 White & Case White & Case achieved what it calls "a significant success" for the Hellenic Steelmakers Union before the Hellenic Competition Commission. N/A Greece 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
16-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 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
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4628-sayenko-kharenko-linklaters-white-case-avellum-advise-on-ukravtodor-loan-restructurings
16-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 the loan amount of EUR 103,370,085 extended to Laurus Properties for its previously-reported acquisition of the commercial real estate portfolio from Geneba Properties N.V. Fort's Latvia office advised Laurus Properties on the deal. N/A Latvia 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
16-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 sanction 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 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
17-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4640-redcliffe-partners-and-clifford-chance-advise-lenders-on-restructuring-of-ukrlandfarming-loan
17-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 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
17-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 become an official member of on May 18, 2016. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4646-schnitzer-law-advises-ukraine-on-accession-to-wto-government-procurement-agreement
17-May-16 Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing announced that, since 2014, it has been providing Salesianer Miettex with legal advice on the purchase of an appropriate land plot to develop an industrial laundry, on acquisition of zoning and building permits, on negotiations with builders and suppliers of technology, and on labour law issues connected with the launch of its operation. N/A Slovakia 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
18-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4652-legal-alliance-successful-for-glaxosmithkline-ukraine-before-competition-authority
18-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4650-linklaters-advises-on-turkey-s-first-green-bond
18-May-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania announced that it is partnering with Rise Vilnius, a hub for startups in Lithuania that will be launched by Barclays Group Operations this summer, to "help startups on the road to success by providing legal advice." N/A Lithuania 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
18-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 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
19-May-16 Allen & Overy; Dentons Dentons and Allen & Overy announced that they advised Metem Hungary Kft. and GE Hungary Kft. as part of GE's global acquisition of Metem Corporation. N/A Hungary www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4656-dentons-and-allen-overy-advise-on-ge-acquisition-of-metem
20-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 with a capacity of 106 MW. Baker & McKenzie advised Energix on the deal. PLN 552 million Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4662-clifford-chance-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-financing-of-banie-wind-farm-in-poland
20-May-16 BNT attorneys-at-law 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 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
20-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 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
20-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-nyÍrsegi Bioenergetikai Zrt., a biomass plant in distressed financial condition. N/A Hungary www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4660-dentons-advises-darby-converging-europe-fund-iii-on-investment-in-hungarian-bio-mass-plant
20-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 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
20-May-16 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz; Gorrissen Federspiel; Hannes Snellman FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Viking Malt Oy on Polish aspects of its May 11, 2016, 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4668-fka-advises-viking-malt-oy-on-acquisition-of-danish-malting-group-from-carlsberg
20-May-16 Gessel Gessel advised Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych (Polish Stem Cell Bank) on its IPO and admission to shares to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (main market). N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4665-gessel-advises-pbkm-on-ipo
20-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4659-wierzbicki-adwokaci-advises-on-robyg-acquisition-of-warsaw-property
23-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. EUR 770 million Czech Republic 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
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4670-baker-mckenzie-advises-ing-on-trade-finance-facility-to-acibadem-healthcare-group
23-May-16 CMS; White & Case CMS reported that the Regional Court in Warsaw had dismissed the statement of claim of Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego "PZL-Swidnik" - 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4673-cms-and-white-case-successful-for-airbus-helicopters-in-tender-dispute-in-poland
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4677-djbw-and-weil-advise-on-sale-of-industrial-division-shares-to-abris-capital-partners
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4674-hogan-lovells-advises-tmf-group-on-acquisition-of-ucms-group
23-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 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
23-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 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
24-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4678-redcliffe-and-clifford-chance-advise-ebrd-on-financing-for-expansion-of-odessa-transhipment-terminal
24-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 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
24-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 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
24-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 administrating the 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4679-magnusson-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-sale-of-nova-praga-office-building-in-warsaw
24-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4682-gur-represents-us-cotton-industry-on-turkish-anti-dumping-investigation
25-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 Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from W&P Baustoffe Austria. Maric & Co. advised the sellers. N/A Bosnia & Herzegovina 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
26-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4689-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-savecarttm-on-equity-investment
26-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4690-karanovic-nikolic-and-dentons-advise-on-air-serbia-aircraft-lease
26-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 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
27-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 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
27-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 (JVC Poland) and Erca Home & Personal Care S.r.l (JVC Italy) from Societa Chimica Lombarda S.p.A. N/A Poland 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
30-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 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
30-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 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
30-May-16 Motieka & Audzevicius; Sorainen Sorainen's Vilnius offices advised MG Valda on its acquisition of land at the former Skaiteks factory from Panevezio Keliai and closed what it describes as "one of the biggest real estate development transactions in Lithuania so far this year." N/A Lithuania 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
31-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 the 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 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
31-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 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
1-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. The joint venture covers markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Philippines, and will employ more than 15,000 people. Allen & Overy was global counsel to R&R Ice Cream on the deal, which is expected to close around the end of the year. N/A Romania 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
1-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 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
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4707-white-case-advises-lasalle-on-first-investment-in-the-czech-republic
1-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 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
2-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4713-bs-p-successful-for-polmed-before-polish-national-chamber-of-appeals
2-Jun-16 Eterna Law Eterna Law advised Alexander Chernyak - a co-founder of the Russian used cars broker CarPrice - on his investment into the Brazilian analogue service Instacarro. N/A Russia 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
2-Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik reported that the Municipal Court in Prague has delivered a first instance decision in favor of firm client Agrofert in a case that has been ongoing since 2011 against Luxembourg company European United Bakeries. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4711-ksb-successful-for-agrofert-in-dispute-with-eub
2-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 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
3-Jun-16 Aivar Pilv Aivar Pilv reported that the Estonian Supreme Court has refused to proceed on the cassation appeal of firm clients Kadri Paas, Katariina Krjutskova and Vaba Kiri OU, meaning that the rulings of the Harju County Court and the Tallinn Circuit Court against them in claims made by entrepreneur (and Aivar Pilv client) Alexander Kofkin have become final. N/A Estonia 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
3-Jun-16 Asters Asters acted as local transaction counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with USD 10 million financing to Integrated Agrosystems, a member of the Agrofusion Group. USD 10 million Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4720-asters-is-local-counsel-to-ifc-on-financing-to-integrated-agrosystems
3-Jun-16 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca announced that it 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 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
3-Jun-16 Dentons (BASEAK); Pekin & Bayer 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4723-dentons-advises-bridgepoint-on-acquisition-of-turkish-dried-fruit-and-snacks-producer
3-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 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
3-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4722-white-case-and-jsk-advise-on-axis-acquisition-of-2n
3-Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastic advised Fundlift, the first Czech platform focused on equity crowdfunding, on the launch of its operations. It is a joint venture of the financial group Roklen and the investment group Rockaway. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4725-ksb-helps-create-first-czech-crowdfunding-equity-platform
3-Jun-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava assisted Tom Tailor Rus LLC, the Russian arm of the Tom Tailor Group, on a potential accession to a major facilities agreement entered into by the Tom Tailor Group and a pool of foreign credit institutions. N/A Russia 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
6-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4730-baseak-successful-for-yemek-sepeti-before-turkish-competition-authority
6-Jun-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava provided legal counsel to LLC Transport Concession Company on the concession agreement it entered into on May 30th 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 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
6-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 in April 2016. N/A Romania 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
6-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 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
7-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 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
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4737-esin-advises-abraaj-on-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-fibabanka
7-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 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
7-Jun-16 Laszczuk & Partners Laszczuk & Partners reported that Poland's Supreme Administrative Court has agreed with its argument, made on behalf of firm 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 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
7-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 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
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4738-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-wins-tender-for-pge-energia-odnawialna
8-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 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
8-Jun-16 Drzewiecki Tomaszek Drzewiecki Tomaszek reported that, on May 6, 2016 the Regional Court in Warsaw, as the court of second instance, ruled 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4740-drzewiecki-tomaszek-wins-high-ltv-case-against-bank-millennium-s-a
10-Jun-16 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati assisted Net Holding on its entrance into a management agreement for the Casino Royale Splendid in the five-star Splendid Hotel. N/A Montenegro www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4757-bdk-advises-net-holding-on-management-agreement-for-casino-royale-splendid
10-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 (BAF), a private equity fund advised by Axxess Capital, and Stefan Ponea, founder and CEO of Industrial Access. Sole practitioner Gabriela Assoum Predescu advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Romania 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
10-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4760-kochanski-zieba-partners-and-dentons-to-act-for-darley-energy-in-arbitration-against-poland
10-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 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
10-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 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
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4771-epap-ukraine-successful-for-ukrainian-producers-of-ferroalloys-in-eec-countervailing-investigation
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4764-greenberg-traurig-advises-bank-pocztowy-on-bond-issuance
13-Jun-16 Noerr Noerr advised S&T AG on its takeover of a 52% stake in Gadagroup Romania. N/A Romania 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
13-Jun-16 Primus Primus acted for LPKS LATRAPS in the increase of its shareholding in dairy producer Latvijas Piens SIA. The firm is also representing LPKS LATRAPS in the application for merger clearance from the Latvian competition authority. N/A Latvia 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
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4773-clifford-chance-advises-on-financing-for-synthos-s-a
15-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 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
15-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 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
16-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 ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4787-allen-overy-gedik-eraksoy-and-erdem-erdem-advise-on-sale-of-solventas-to-yilport-holding
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4785-baker-mckenzie-advises-clear-channel-on-sale-of-turkish-assets-to-local-investor
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4783-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-pw-eta-in-public-tender-for-maintenance-services
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4792-gessel-advises-on-sale-of-salmo-to-fox-international
16-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 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
16-Jun-16 Dentons; Hogan Lovells; White & Case White & Case advised Echo Investment S.A., the Poland-based real estate investment company, 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4786-white-case-dentons-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-separate-loans-to-echo-investment
16-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 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
16-Jun-16 Havel, Holasek & Partners; 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 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
16-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4791-ksw-counsels-pfeifer-holz-group-on-acquisition-of-holzindustrie-chanovice
16-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. ("Boyner") in the amount of USD 90 million. Yazici Legal advised Boyner on the deal. USD 90 million Turkey www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4780-paksoy-advises-qinvest-and-financiers-on-boyner-facility
16-Jun-16 Vilgerts Vilgerts advised BPM Capital, a mezzanine investment fund managed from Poland and Estonia, on a financing provided to Optometrijas Centrs SIA for the management buy-out and further development of the company. N/A Estonia; Poland 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
20-Jun-16 Arnold & Porter; Paksoy Paksoy served as local counsel to the Turkish Treasury on its issuance of USD 1 billion lease certificates due 2021 in July 2016. 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4797-paksoy-advises-the-turkish-treasury-on-sukuk-issuance
20-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4795-baker-mckenzie-advises-asbud-on-acquisition-of-land-in-warsaw
20-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 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
21-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4807-wkb-and-dentons-provide-polish-advise-on-naspers-investment-in-brainly
21-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 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
21-Jun-16 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko announced that it is advising Auchan, one of the world's largest food retailers, on various Ukrainian law issues, including real estate investment issues, regulatory, land, criminal, and criminal-procedural matters. The firm also reported that it is representing Auchan "before state and local authorities, law enforcement authorities, public councils, working groups, and commissions." N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4823-sayenko-kharenko-advises-auchan-on-ongoing-basis
22-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 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
22-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4843-clifford-chance-freshfields-and-verdi-advise-on-qnb-group-acquisition-of-finansbank
22-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 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
22-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 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
22-Jun-16 Kochanski Zieba & Partners The European Court of Human Rights allowed an application lodged by the firm on behalf of KZP client Krzysztof Koniuszewski, a journalist from the weekly Auto Swiat magazine, against the Polish Government. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4828-kochanski-zieba-partners-wins-for-journalist-before-european-court-of-human-rights
23-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 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
23-Jun-16 Eversheds (Ots & Co) Eversheds Ots & Co advised both buyer Tornator Eesti OU and seller Mestnik on the acquisition by the former of 7,500 hectares of forestland in Estonia from the latter. N/A Estonia 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
23-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 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
23-Jun-16 Leroy & Asociatii; Suciu Popa Suciu Popa announced that it advised Petrofac Solutions and Facilities Support on its acquisition by Expert Petroleum SPV. Leroy & Asociatii advised Expert Petroleum on the deal. N/A Romania 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
23-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4857-redcliffe-partners-assists-astarta-with-obtaining-hermes-guaranteed-financing-from-aka-bank
27-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 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
27-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4872-drzewiecki-tomaszek-represents-inpost-in-trademark-protection-dispute-against-the-polish-national-post
27-Jun-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB reported "another success" in its representation of 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4871-success-for-ksb-for-czech-radio-before-the-european-court-of-justice
28-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 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
29-Jun-16 Binder Groesswang; Schoenherr Schoenherr is representing 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 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
29-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 (BIST). N/A Turkey www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4884-turunc-advises-elba-on-investment-by-revo-capital
30-Jun-16 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP, the Russian Practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), jointly with BLP 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 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
30-Jun-16 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership); Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnerhsip); Dechert Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership (YCAP) provided English and Turkish law advice, respectively, to Odea Bank on a TL 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 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
30-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4892-clifford-chance-and-white-case-advise-on-innovative-financing-for-aasa-polska
30-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 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
30-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 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
30-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4894-selih-partnerji-advises-c3-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-pm
30-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4883-noerr-advises-target-global-on-investment-in-docplanner
30-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 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
1-Jul-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava prepared an investment agreement signed on June 16, 2016 by 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 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
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4905-djbw-advises-medicalgorithmics-on-series-a-bond-issuance
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4901-dla-piper-advises-on-establishment-of-energy-efficiency-fund-in-ukraine
4-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 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
4-Jul-16 KPMG (Marjanovic Law) KPMG Serbia and its associated law firm, Marjanovic Law, acted as lead transaction counsel to the Government of Republic of Serbia during the two-year privatization procedure of Zelezara Smederevo. N/A Serbia www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4904-kpmg-serbia-closes-zelezara-smederevo-privatization
4-Jul-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as a legal advisor to AWAS, one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, in connection with the execution of a large-scale agreement for sale to KAHALA of a portfolio of 30 aircraft, worth over USD 260 million, that have been leased to 16 airlines in 14 countries worldwide. USD 260 million Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4909-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-awas-on-aircraft-sale-and-lease
4-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4903-zivkovic-samardzic-supports-south-central-ventures-with-startup-investments
5-Jul-16 Baker & McKenzie; (Esin Attorney Partnership); Yazici Legal Baker & McKenzie SCP (Paris) and Esin Attorney Partnership (Istanbul), a member firm 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4918-baker-mckenzie-advises-on-syndicated-loan-to-industrial-development-bank-of-turkey
5-Jul-16 CMS; Norton Rose Fulbright CMS advised China Everbright International Limited (CEI) 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4914-cms-advises-on-largest-chinese-investment-project-in-poland
5-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 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
5-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 Ä reinterpret[ing] the current events exception in Serbian copyright law." N/A Serbia www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4915-zivkovic-samardzic-successful-for-021-in-precedent-setting-copyright-case
6-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4923-bbh-advises-on-insurance-company-merger
6-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 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
6-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/4934-marjanovic-law-advises-on-porto-montenegro-acquisition
6-Jul-16 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak and Associates; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Poland's Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy law firm advised Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited on private equity fund Innova Capital's investment into Dirlango portfolio companies Netsprint S.A. and LeadR Sp. z o.o. consisting of the acquisition and subscription for a total of 48% of their shares. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Innova Capital on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4936-ssw-and-weil-advise-on-innova-capital-investment-in-netsprint-and-leadr
7-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 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
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/4938-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-revolving-credit-facility-for-mol
7-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 the 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 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
7-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 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
7-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 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
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/4941-odi-and-jadek-pensa-advise-on-purchase-of-planet-tus-shopping-center-in-koper
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4946-sog-advises-danaher-group-on-serbian-aspects-of-fortive-spin-off
7-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4940-zivkovic-samardzic-achieves-supreme-court-of-cassation-victory-for-vojvodjanska-banka
8-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 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
8-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 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
8-Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Northern Horizon Capital on upgrading the fund management company licence 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 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
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/4950-nstlaw-and-bdo-advise-on-largest-pre-packed-reorganization-plan-in-serbia
8-Jul-16 TVINS TVINS advised UAB Albineta on the conclusion of a franchise agreement involving permission to use Albineta's "Thierry kepykla" trademark. N/A Lithuania 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
11-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4956-gessel-and-rkkw-advise-on-sale-of-fitness-club-network-in-poland
11-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 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
11-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 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
11-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 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
12-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 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
12-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 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
12-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. Wroclaw-based PGNG advised OT Logistics on the deal. PLN 33.1 million Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4961-djbw-advises-stk-group-on-sale-of-shares-to-ot-logistics
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4965-ilyashev-partners-advises-ukroboronprom-during-establishment-of-ukrainian-aircraft-corporation
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4966-laszczuk-partners-advises-on-teradata-sale-of-tma
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4964-randa-havel-advises-shareholders-on-sale-of-hsi-and-enlogit
12-Jul-16 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr; WKB assisted Ball Corporation on the sale of 4 subsidiaries in Poland, part of its global sale of subsidiaries to the Ardagh Group. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as the lead global counsel to Ball Corporation. N/A Poland 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
12-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 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
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4969-asters-advises-ifc-on-usd-15-million-financing-to-nadezhda
13-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4972-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-ing-bank-on-syndicated-loan-refinancing
13-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 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
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4980-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-hitachi-kokusai-turkey-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-bcs-technology
14-Jul-16 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gowling; Gowling WLG; 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 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
14-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 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
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4982-schoenherr-and-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-advises-on-mondi-group-acquisition-of-turkish-kalenobel
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4975-paksoy-advises-comdata-on-acquisition-of-win-bilgi
14-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4974-wkb-advises-dafa-on-acquisition-of-interchemall
14-Jul-16 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Enerstena UAB on developing a transfer pricing policy for the company. N/A Lithuania 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
14-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 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
14-Jul-16 TVINS TVINS represented UAB Agrosfera on its purchase of real estate and entrance into a state-owned land plot lease. N/A Lithuania 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
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4987-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-on-sale-of-majority-stake-of-planet-tv-to-sony
15-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 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
15-Jul-16 Kinstellar; Ropes & Gray Kinstellar worked alongside global counsel Ropes & Gray advised Baring Private Equity Asia on Bulgarian and Romanian elements of Baring's acquisition of a 35 percent stake in TELUS International. USD 350 million Bulgaria 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
15-Jul-16 Peterka & Partners Peterka & Partners advised Atlas Copco on the acquisition of the international business of Schneider Druckluft. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4615-peterka-partners-advises-atlas-copco-on-acquisition-of-international-business-of-schneider-druckluft
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/4989-peterka-partners-advises-tikkurila-oyj-on-sale-of-business-in-ukraine-and-belarus
15-Jul-16 Primus Primus successfully represented the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) in an arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. N/A Lithuania 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
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4983-spcg-successful-for-socrates-investment-before-polish-supreme-court
18-Jul-16 Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB advised MB Aerospace group on its purchase of 100% of the shares in Vac Aero Kalisz Sp. z o.o. from the 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 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
18-Jul-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex represented the BLRT Grupp and its majority shareholder Algaves against a claim brought by BLRT Grupp minority shareholders requesting dividends pursuant to minutes that reflecting a general meeting of shareholders that, according to Raidla Ellex, in fact had not taken place. N/A Estonia 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
18-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4996-jsk-advises-on-transfer-of-avia-ashok-leyland-motors-to-czechoslovak-group
18-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., constituting of hydro, wind, and solar energy investments. N/A Turkey www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4994-paksoy-advises-ebrd-and-ifc-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-turkish-renewable-asset-portfolio
18-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/4993-white-case-advises-red-group-on-sale-of-office-park-in-ostrava
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5005-bts-partners-and-gokce-attorney-partnership-advise-on-revo-capital-investment-in-v-count
19-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 percent 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 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
19-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 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
19-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 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
19-Jul-16 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastic advised Lumitrix on a joint venture with Y Soft Ventures. USD 1 million Czech Republic www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5006-ksb-advises-lumitrix-on-jv-with-y-soft-ventures
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5002-lavrynovych-partners-partners-with-spare-insurance-company
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/4999-moral-advises-murat-turistik-on-luxury-shopping-mall-and-hotel-in-iskenderun
19-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5001-noerr-advises-saf-holland-on-takeover-bid-for-haldex
19-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 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
20-Jul-16 Alrud Alrus successfully represented the joint-stock company TVEL in a dispute with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. N/A Russia 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
20-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 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
20-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/4738-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-wins-tender-for-pge-energia-odnawialna
20-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 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
20-Jul-16 Gessel; Oles & Rodzynkiewicz Gessel advised Zortrax, a 3D printing company, on an investment agreement it entered into with the company Ultro. Under the agreement, Ultro is ultimately 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5016-gessel-advises-zortrax-on-private-issue-of-stock-and-acquisition-of-investment-from-ultro
21-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 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
21-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 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
21-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/serbia/245-serbian-ticker/5020-gecic-law-advises-on-establishment-of-science-technology-park-belgrade
21-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 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
22-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 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
25-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 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
25-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5029-sayenko-kharenko-represents-yenakiieve-iron-and-steel-works-in-anti-dumping-investigation
25-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 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
25-Jul-16 Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case White & Case advised UniCredit on the sale of approximately 26.2 million ordinary shares in Bank Pekao, the second largest Polish bank, 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5030-white-case-advises-unicredit-on-sale-of-26-2-million-shares-in-bank-pekao
26-Jul-16 Aequo; Vasil Kisil & Partners 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. N/A Ukraine 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
26-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 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
26-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 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
26-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 Lativa 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
27-Jul-16 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, which remains contingent on the approval of the Romanian Competition Council. N/A Romania 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
27-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 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
27-Jul-16 Asters Asters acted as local transaction counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in connection with a USD 25 million working capital loan to Astarta, one of the largest agricultural producers in Ukraine. USD 25 million Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5054-asters-advises-ifc-on-additional-financing-to-astarta
27-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5046-bs-p-successful-for-saferoad-group-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
27-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 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
27-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 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
27-Jul-16 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the interests of Atlas Copco in a dispute with the State Fiscal Service in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5049-integrites-defends-atlas-copco-in-tax-dispute
27-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5042-sayenko-kharenko-represents-altcom-in-court-and-enforcement-proceedings
27-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 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
28-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 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
28-Jul-16 Glimstedt Glimstedt reported that a judicial panel of the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court had granted a claim filed by Lithuanian Jews 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 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
28-Jul-16 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells reported that its Moscow corporate team has advised Russia's largest state-owned bank, Sberbank, on launching a strategic joint-venture to produce unique cashier equipment with pre-installed tax software for small businesses. The transaction is expected to close this summer. N/A Russia 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
28-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 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
28-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 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
28-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 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
29-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 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
29-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/hungary/186-hungarian-ticker/5066-chsh-and-oppenheim-advise-on-air-liquide-sale-of-hungarian-subsidiary-to-messer-group
29-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 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
29-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/montenegro/202-montenegro-ticker/5069-schoenherr-successful-for-montenegro-in-investment-arbitration
29-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 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
29-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 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
1-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5070-wilson-partners-advises-markland-on-sale-of-kotva-shoping-centre
1-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 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
1-Aug-16 Dentons; Dinulescu & Maxim; Savin & Asociatii Dentons structured the transaction 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 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
1-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 sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. N/A Austria; Poland; Slovakia 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
1-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 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
2-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 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
2-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 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
2-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5082-djbw-and-ech-w-advise-on-lokomotiv-sale-of-47-locomotives-to-industrial-division
2-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 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
2-Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Baltic Horizon on its purchase agreement to acquire an office building in Riga from German developer Bauplan Nord, which was advised by bnt. N/A Latvia 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
3-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 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
3-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 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
3-Aug-16 Turcan Cazac Turcan Cazac successfully applied to the Moldovan Competition Council for clearance in Moldova of the proposed acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV of SABMiller plc. N/A Moldova 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
4-Aug-16 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang has advised Volksbank Oberes Waldviertel and Volksbank Niederosterreich on the merger of the banking operations of the two banks. EUR 166 million Austria 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
4-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 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
5-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.tv" domain name. N/A Ukraine www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5093-axon-partners-represents-skrypin-in-domain-name-dispute-with-hromadske-tv
5-Aug-16 Eversheds (Wierzbowski) With Eversheds as global counsel to Parker Hannifin in the July 1, 2016 acquisition, Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the American engineering company 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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5092-wierzbowski-eversheds-advises-on-polish-elements-of-parker-hannifin-acquisition-of-jager-automotive
5-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 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
5-Aug-16 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Nuance Communications on Belarusian aspects of its acquisition of TouchCommerce. N/A Belarus 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
8-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 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
8-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 against the Province Roads Authority Lodz in a dispute involving a public service contract for the expansion of provincial road no. 710 by constructing a bridge across the Warta river in the city of the same name. N/A Poland www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5098-bierc-siwik-partners-successful-for-porr-polska-infrastructure-before-national-chamber-of-appeals
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5101-magnusson-advises-valad-europe-and-oaktree-capital-management-on-acquisition-of-wisniowy-business-park
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/slovenia/208-slovenia-ticker/5100-odi-advises-elektroservisi-on-restructuring-with-bamc-dutb-and-banka-sparkasse
8-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5099-redcliffe-partners-advises-on-extension-of-secured-facility-to-kernel
8-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 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
9-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5104-kzp-advises-skanska-group-on-acquisition-of-property-in-warsaw
9-Aug-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr's Bucharest office advised Austrian insurer Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Romanian operations of the French group AXA. N/A Romania 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
10-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 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
10-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5113-dzp-advises-usp-zdrowie-on-acquisition-of-naturell-group
10-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. EUR 485 million Bulgaria; Romania; Turkey; Ukraine 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
10-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 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
11-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5118-djbw-advises-europoles-renewables-on-share-purchase-in-bilfinger-mars-offshore 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
11-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 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
11-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 Austrian; Czech Republic; Hungarian; Polish; Romania 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
11-Aug-16 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Heliovis AG throughout its extended Series C financing round with prominent foreign investors. N/A Austria 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
11-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 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
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/poland/203-poland-ticker/5120-gessel-advises-lentex-on-sale-of-stake-in-novita-to-tebesa
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5121-integrites-claims-success-for-dhl-in-dispute
12-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/czech-republic/194-czech-republic-ticker/5122-weinhold-legal-advises-itaka-group-on-acquisition-of-oldest-czech-travel-agency
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5129-baker-mckenzie-and-paksoy-advise-on-second-burgan-bank-syndicated-loan
15-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/ukraine/210-ukraine-ticker/5128-cms-advises-alfa-bank-ukraine-on-restructuring-of-financing-of-toronto-kyiv-business-center
16-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 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
17-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 www.ceelm.com/index.php/turkey/209-turkey-ticker/5142-erdem-erdem-advises-on-yilport-holding-acquisition-of-ecuadorian-harbor-operating-rights
19-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4770-dentons-advises-tatra-banka-on-refinancing-of-eurovea-complex-in-bratislava
19-Aug-16 Eterna Law Eterna Law advised Swarovski AG on resolving an unauthorized use of its trademarks and intellectual property. N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4769-eterna-law-represents-swarovski-in-ip-dispute
19-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4771-sorainen-advises-dt-group-finland-on-divestment-of-puukeskus-shares
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4776-cms-advises-pkn-orlen-on-investent-in-new-metathesis-unit
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4775-epam-represents-yandex-in-russian-court-of-appeal
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4777-raidla-ellex-advises-datame-on-creation-of-new-credit-register
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4785-aequo-counsels-ebrd-on-loan-to-astarta-group
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4782-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-icd-on-extension-of-murabaha-facility-to-aktif-bank
23-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 - a company providing cargo and technical surveys and consultancy services. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4784-djbw-advises-saybolt-holding-on-acquisition-of-baltic-marine-surveyors
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4787-dzp-wins-investment-arbitration-before-permanent-court-of-arbitration-in-the-hague
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4780-dzp-advises-wge-development-on-restructuring-of-liabilities
23-Aug-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex successfully represented Estonian citizen Reet Raukas in her successful application for revocation of the detailed plan for the erection of new wind turbines in her community. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4783-raidla-ellex-successful-in-challenge-to-planned-erection-of-wind-turbines
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4788-raidla-ellex-and-vilgerts-advise-on-printon-and-vaba-maa-merger
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4786-sajic-advises-tarkett-see-on-establishment-of-personal-data-collection
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4781-sayenko-kharenko-represents-polish-polymer-manufacturer-in-safeguard-investigation
24-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4794-bsww-advises-polnord-on-bond-issue
24-Aug-16 Clifford Chance; Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised Mezzanine Capital on its first two financing transactions: (1) A EUR 12.5 million mezzanine loan to Medicon Group to fund the acquisition of ProNatal Medical Business, and (2) a EUR 26 million mezzanine loan in connection with the recapitalization of Nolloth S.A. and its subsidiary VUES Brno. Clifford Chance advised UniCredit on both loans, while Nolloth/VUES was advised by White & Case. EUR 37.5 million Czech Republic 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
24-Aug-16 Integrites Integrites advised Delphi Automotive on the enlargement of its production capabilities in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4792-integrites-advises-delphi-automotive-on-expansion-of-manufacturing-business-in-ukraine
25-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4799-eversheds-ots-co-advises-on-sale-of-friendly-finance-shares-to-tirona-limited
25-Aug-16 Cobalt; Sorainen Cobalt advised DNB Bank and Sorainen is advising Nordea on the agreement between the two to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. DNB's and Nordea's Baltic operations have EUR 5 billion and EUR 8 billion in assets, respectively. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4800-cobalt-and-sorainen-advise-on-nordea-dnb-combination-in-the-baltics
25-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4798-ksb-advises-air-canada-and-china-eastern-airlines-on-entry-into-czech-aviation-market
25-Aug-16 Vasil Kisil and Partners Vasil Kisil and Partners successfully represented Shell Exploration & Production Ukraine Investments (IV) B.V. in a tax dispute. N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4797-vasil-kisil-partners-represents-shell-in-tax-dispute
26-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4802-gecic-and-dla-secure-ec-green-light-for-air-serbia
29-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4805-baseak-represents-ebrd-on-bond-investment-in-aksa-enerji
29-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4804-epam-obtains-approval-by-fas-for-valspar-acquisition-by-sherwin-williams
29-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4808-fwp-assists-vienna-hospital-association-in-procurement-of-medical-engineering
31-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4812-allen-overy-advises-poland-on-issuance-of-first-european-sovereign-panda-bond
31-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 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
31-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4813-sayenko-kharenko-advises-shipping-company-on-succesful-challenge-of-special-sanctions-in-ukraine
1-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4823-baseak-and-white-case-advise-on-ebrd-investment-in-burger-king-master-franchisee
1-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4831-eterna-law-acts-for-credimundi-in-insurance-dispute
1-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4825-eversheds-advises-scorpio-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-sia-astor-shipmanagement
2-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 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
2-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4834-glimstedt-advises-scoro-on-seed-funding-round
2-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4832-linklaters-white-case-slaughter-may-and-gsi-advise-on-bein-acquisition-of-digiturk
2-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 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
2-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4835-vasil-kisil-partners-advises-epicenter-on-acquisition-of-alta-center-in-kyiv
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4838-axon-partners-supports-ukrainian-public-procurement-it-system
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4841-cobalt-advises-as-tmb-on-acquisition-of-betonimestarit-group
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4839-fort-advises-hansabuss-group-on-acquisition-of-tukuma-auto
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4840-tza-and-leaua-asociatii-advise-on-direct-one-takeover-of-netcity-from-uti-group
9-Sep-16 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4862-a-o-eversheds-and-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-advise-on-global-finance-exit-from-total-soft
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4868-avellum-advises-altran-on-acquisition-of-lohika
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4865-ksb-advises-energo-pro-on-financing-for-construction-of-power-plant-in-turkey
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4854-erdem-erdem-advises-sisecam-group-on-sale-of-cardboard-manufacturing-to-dunapack-packaging
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4855-schoenherr-advises-albea-on-acquisition-of-scandolara-slovakia
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4867-primus-advises-baltcap-on-acquisition-of-digital-media-agency-in-belgium
9-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4866-sajic-converts-joint-stock-company-from-open-to-closed
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4873-cms-advises-qualia-development-on-multiple-sales-in-poland
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4878-paksoy-advises-banks-on-multi-jurisdictional-facility-to-luxembourg-investment-company-43-and-onlinepizza-norden
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4877-sorainen-advises-opuscapita-group-on-belarusian-aspects-of-jcatalog-acquisition
12-Sep-16 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised the Austrian Development Agency on the rehabilitation of flood protection infrastructure in Serbia. N/A Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4876-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-on-rehabilitation-of-flood-protection-infrastructure-in-serbia
13-Sep-16 D&B David and Baias; Schoenherr The Bucharest office of Schoenherr is assisting 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4886-schoenherr-and-d-b-david-si-baias-advise-on-brassmonier-acquisition-of-elpreco-plant
13-Sep-16 Ellex (Valiunas) Valiunas Ellex provided legal advice to the City of Vilnius in preparing concession tender conditions for the Lithuanian National Stadium. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4885-valiunas-ellex-assists-in-solution-on-lithuania-national-stadium
14-Sep-16 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4899-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-catalyst-romania-on-investment-in-smartdreamers
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4894-avellum-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-sale-of-datagroup-shares-to-horizon-capital
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4898-binder-groesswang-advises-on-second-merger-of-volksbanks
14-Sep-16 Clifford Chance; Kinstellar Kinstellar provided local law advice in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine to Arkema SA on its acquisition of the Dutch sealant-and-adhesives maker Den Braven from Egeria, a Benelux buyout house. Clifford Chance was involved in the vendor due diligence. EUR 485 million Bulgaria; Romania; Turkey; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4897-kinstellar-advises-arkema-on-acquisition-of-den-braven
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4890-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-coalco-sale-of-moscow-construction-projects-to-vtb
14-Sep-16 Debevoise & Plimpton; The Moscow and Paris offices of 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4896-debevoise-advises-vladimir-potanin-foundation-on-paris-exhibition-of-soviet-and-russian-art
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4889-derling-advises-navirail-on-sale-of-freight-and-passenger-route www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4958-njord-advises-on-purchase-of-paldiski-hanko-freight-and-passenger-route
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4892-fwp-successful-for-city-of-vienna-on-eviction-action
14-Sep-16 Sorainen; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Sorainen advised Betsson on the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiaries of gaming operator Losimu Strategine Grupe (LSG), which trades as TonyBet in Lithuania. LSG was advised by Tark Grunte Sutkiene on the deal, which is expected to close within a month. EUR 4 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4887-sorainen-and-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advise-on-betsson-acquisition-of-tonybet
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4910-aequo-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-pyramid-shopping-mall-acquisition-in-kyiv
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4923-asters-assists-quinn-emanuel-in-advising-jsc-oschadbank-on-restoration-of-crimean-rights
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4915-balcar-polansky-spol-and-pokorny-wagner-partneri-advise-on-sale-of-mandarin-oriental-hotel
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/4914-biris-goran-assists-adval-in-restructuring-and-refinancing-of-cascade-offices
16-Sep-16 Biris Goran Biris Goran announced that it advised Dacris, a stationery and office supplies provider in Romania, in its acquisition of Echo Plus, an office supplies company specializing in telesales. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/4925-biris-goran-assists-dacris-in-acquisition-of-echo-plus
16-Sep-16 CMS; Hausmaninger Kletter; Linklaters; Schoenherr; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; 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 _ 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4916-schoenherr-cms-and-wolf-theiss-advise-kaf-offer-to-heta-creditors
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4922-primus-advises-skeleton-technologies-on-investment-boost-from-firstfloor-capital
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4909-derling-advises-nortal-shareholders-on-buy-back-from-enterprise-investors-and-lhv-pension-funds
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4921-greenberg-traurig-and-src-advise-on-hb-reavis-sale-of-warsaw-office-building
16-Sep-16 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners reported that it 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4905-ilyashev-partners-wins-case-for-antonov-in-the-russian-federation
16-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 (officially known as the Law of Ukraine "On Securities and the Stock Market" No. 3480-IV). N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4919-sayenko-kharenko-advises-the-ebrd-on-strengthening-bondholder-rights-in-ukraine
16-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4924-sorainen-advises-estonian-development-fund-on-restructuring-of-direct-investment-portfolio
19-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4931-paksoy-and-akin-law-office-advise-on-klockner-pentaplast-acquisition-of-farmamak
19-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4933-cms-supports-nv-in-divestiture-of-shareholder-structure
19-Sep-16 DRV Legal; Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal represented the Dutch company Bronswerk Heat Transfer Holding B.V. in 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4929-randa-havel-and-drv-legal-advise-on-bronswerk-sale-of-czech-subsidiary-to-pbs-industry
20-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4937-turunc-advises-taxim-capital-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-big-chefs
21-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4944-crido-legal-and-dentons-advise-on-debt-restructuring-of-plaza-centers-group-company
21-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/4947-drv-legal-completes-reorganization-of-cp-praha
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/4954-baker-mckenzie-advises-gama-enerji-on-privatization-of-hydroelectric-power-plants-in-turkey
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4955-chsh-and-dentons-advise-on-ca-immo-acquisition-of-budapest-office-complex
22-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4953-sayenko-kharenko-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-major-ukrainian-agricultural-holding
23-Sep-16 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lenndy, one of the first crowdfunding platforms in Lithuania, on its launch. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/4957-sorainen-advises-crowdfunding-platform-lenndy-on-launch-in-lithuania
23-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4956-vasil-kisil-succesful-for-uniqa-insurance-company-in-agricultural-insurance-dispute
26-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4972-chsh-wolf-theiss-binder-groesswang-and-starlinger-mayer-advise-on-giant-energy-deal
26-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4963-gessel-advises-polska-grupa-odlewnicza-on-bond-issue-and-catalyst-debut
26-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 unnamed global investment fund. EUR 93.4 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/4965-glimstedt-advises-on-sale-of-riga-plaza-shopping-center
26-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/4971-sorainen-advises-lithuania-on-borrowing-eur-450-million-in-foreign-markets
27-Sep-16 Asters Asters advised VTB Bank Ukraine on the settlement of the loan debt of Incom. N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4979-asters-advises-vtb-bank-ukraine-on-incom-loan-settlement
27-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/4978-chsh-and-dorda-advise-on-ic-development-sale-of-denk-3-office-complex-to-are
27-Sep-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava reported that it advised MTS on the September 20, 2016 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4974-liniya-prava-advises-mts-on-acquisition-of-smarts-subsidiary-in-russian-republic
27-Sep-16 Magnusson Magnusson advised the Oxygen Group on obtaining financing from unnamed private investment funds. N/A Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4977-magnusson-advises-oxygen-group-on-financing
27-Sep-16 Tark Grunte Sukiene 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. EUR 2.6 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4976-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-triniti-advise-on-avia-solutions-acquisition-of-goadventure-from-gobaltic
28-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4982-cms-to-work-on-wse-bond-issue
29-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/4988-cobalt-advises-as-ekspress-on-acquisition-of-holding-in-babahh-media
29-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4985-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-largest-property-transaction-in-poland-in-2016
29-Sep-16 Doubinsky & Osharova Doubinsky & Osharova (D&O) reported that, on September 21, 2016, the Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal rejected PJSC Sberbank's argument that D&O's 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/4987-doubinsky-osharova-protects-oschadbank-s-right-on-sberbank-trademark
29-Sep-16 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava reported that it 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 - which took place on Moscow's Interbank Currency Exchange on September 27th, 2016. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/4986-liniya-prava-advises-on-placement-of-first-russian-concession-bonds-for-public-transport
30-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovenia/4992-wolf-theiss-advises-siad-on-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-of-istrabenz-plini
4-Oct-16 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny on its 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 ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4999-a-o-advises-on-first-international-mortgage-covered-bonds-program-by-polish-bank
4-Oct-16 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Werner & Partners Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised two funds managed by TFI Capital Partners S.A. (a subsidiary of Capital Partners S.A.) - CP Closed Investment Fund (with the CP Private Equity and CP Absolute Return sub-funds) and Capital Partners Investment I FIZ. - on assuming shares in Orbitvu Sp. z o.o. Werner & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/4997-cdz-advises-tfi-capital-partners-on-new-technology-market-investment
4-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/4998-schoenherr-advises-italian-ovs-in-connection-with-tender-offer-for-retailer-charles-vogele
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5002-djbw-advises-on-prospectus-and-admission-of-shares-of-vivid-games-to-trading
5-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5004-redcliffe-partners-advises-landesbank-berlin-on-restructuring-of-wind-power-financing
10-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5008-aequo-advises-forbes-in-arbitration-and-ukrainian-court-proceedings-against-umh
10-Oct-16 Baker & McKenzie; CMS CMS advised Komercni Banka, a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group, on the agreement it recently completed 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5009-cms-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-worldline-agreement-with-komercni-banka
10-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/montenegro/5010-bdk-and-harrison-solicitors-advise-on-eni-novatek-joint-concession-agreement
10-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5006-clifford-chance-dentons-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-financing-and-acquisition-of-krosno-s-a-glassworks
10-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5011-glimstedt-advises-ab-klaipedos-nafta-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-uab-litgas
10-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 at ul. Towarowa 22 in Warsaw from Griffin Real Estate group, Poland's leading real estate fund, 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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5012-kzp-weil-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-high-profile-property-acquisition-in-center-of-warsaw
11-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5016-cobalt-advises-bite-lietuva-on-application-of-license-to-operate-as-electronic-money-institution
11-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5015-slaughter-and-may-advises-ge-capital-international-holdings-on-sale-of-moneta-share-capital
11-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5017-paksoy-advises-metalsa-on-immovable-sale-to-mercedes-benz-turkey
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5019-avellum-advises-ing-bank-on-pre-export-loan-to-myronivsky-hliboproduct-group
12-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 Eco-Invest group. Barger Prekop advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/slovakia/5030-taylor-wessing-advises-gima-family-on-sale-of-ryba-kosice-and-calmar-to-tauris
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5020-cms-and-crido-legal-advise-on-sale-of-allcom-to-hili-ventures
12-Oct-16 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised BPM Mezzanine Fund SICAV-SIF, SCA on matters related to the financing of AS Eskaro. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5025-cobalt-advises-bpm-mezzanine-fund-sicav-sif-sca-on-financing-of-as-eskaro
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5028-epam-facilitates-mortgage-asset-securitization-transaction-for-absolut-bank
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5041-eterna-law-provides-pro-bono-advice-to-run-for-peace-on-online-exhibition
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5026-gessel-advises-first-private-equity-fund-fizan-on-restructuring-of-involvement-in-gwarant-grupa-kapitalowa
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5029-schoenherr-advises-ara-in-settling-eu-antitrust-proceedings
12-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5033-sorainen-advises-lords-lb-special-fund-i-subsidiary-on-hotel-management-contract
13-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 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
13-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5043-ksb-successful-for-preol-in-czech-supreme-court-in-labor-law-case
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5046-chsh-freshfields-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-rhi-ag-merger-with-magnesita
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5047-glimstedt-advises-linstow-as-on-sale-of-stake-in-uab-baltijos-parkai
14-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5049-lex-borealis-advises-frutarom-on-acquisition-of-office-building
17-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5054-kapolyi-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-sale-of-infopark-g-building-in-budapest
17-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 www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5052-glimstedt-advises-uab-marina-nida-on-deal-with-carlson-rezidor
17-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, with the initial offer period closing on September 30. USD 1.4 billion Czech Republic 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