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White & Case has advised Play Communications S.A. (Play) and its shareholders, Novator and Olympia, on the EUR 1 billion initial public offering of Play on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which values the company at EUR 4 billion (PLN 16 billion). Play will be listed on July 27, 2017. Latham & Watkins advised the banks on the IPO, which is reported to be Europe's largest IPO in the telecommunications sector since June 2015, and one of the five largest Polish IPOs ever.

The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership and Clifford Chance have advised the IFC on its USD 150 million investment in covered bonds issued by Turkey’s Garanti Bank. The five-year maturity bond is backed by a portfolio of residential mortgages and is issued as part of Garanti Bank’s EUR 5 billion covered bonds program. Mayer Brown advised Garanti on the matter.

Lakatos, Koves and Partners has provided Hungarian law advice to Mid Europa Partners in relation to the IPO of Waberer’s International Nyrt., one of Europe’s largest haulage and logistics companies. White & Case acted as international legal advisor, and Shearman & Sterling and Kinstellar represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers.  

Schoenherr has advised real estate investment company Deka Immobilien on its acquisition of DC Tower 1 in Vienna, the tallest hotel and office building in Austria, from a UniCredit Bank Austria AG subsidiary. Sixty percent of the shares will be allocated to the Deka-ImmobilienGlobal portfolio and forty percent to the Deka-ImmobilienEuropa portfolio. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit on the deal. Closing took place on July 6, 2017 and the purchase price was not disclosed.

Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership and Dentons have advised selling shareholders Ru-Net and Target Global and an unnamed group of non-selling shareholders on Delivery Hero AG’s USD 1.1 billion initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Lead Arrangers Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley were represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Sullivan & Cromwell, King & Spalding, and Germany's GLNS law firm represented Delivery Hero. Selling shareholders Rocket Internet and Luxor Capital were represented by Noerr and Latham & Watkins, respectively.

Stratulat Albulescu has assisted Futureal, a Hungarian real estate investment company, with the acquisition at auction of over 15,000 square meters of land near Poligrafiei Boulevard in Bucharest to build a housing estate. The transaction was worth EUR 3.7 million and was completed on June 14.

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has successfully represented OBB Infrastruktur in a dispute involving the Semmering tunnel -- one of the largest infrastructure projects in Austria -- as on June 21, 2017 the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court denied an appeal lodged by the environmental organization Allianz fur Natur and a citizens’ initiative in objection.