The Moscow and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton have advised longstanding client PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Nornickel”) on its USD 1 billion Eurobond offering due 2023 with a coupon of 4.10% per annum.
SCWP Schindhelm has advised Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer — the founders of Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Gesellschaft m.b.H. — and two foundations established by Bernecker and Rainer (the Bernecker Privatstiftung and Josef Rainer Privatstiftung, respectively) on the sale of their shares in the company to the ABB group.
CMS has advised ING Bank N.V., London Branch and other international banks as mandated lead arrangers of a new USD 420 million five year unsecured syndicated finance facility to Russian Railways. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reportedly advised Russian Railways on the deal.
Mrowiec Fialek & Partners has advised Altus TFI on its acquisition of BPH TFI from BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, a member of the GE Capital group. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the GE Capital Group, including BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, Bank BPH, and BPH TFI on the transaction, which remains contingent on the obtaining of regulatory approvals.
Clifford Chance has advised a consortium of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (Agent and Security Agent), Alior Bank S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., DNB Bank ASA, DNB Bank Polska S.A., PKO Bank Polski S.A., TFI PZU S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank International AG in relation to a transaction concerning the granting of term facilities and revolving facilities in the amount of PLN 7 billion for Play Holding 2 S.a r.l. and P4 sp. z o.o. (PLAY's network operator). White & Case advised the borrowers on the loan, which was designed for, among other things, the refinancing of the current debt and financing of the general corporate objectives of the capital group.
Arsi Pavelts of Nove and Paul Varul from Varul — the Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene — have successfully represented Netica OU before the Estonian Supreme Court in a dispute with Paldiski Logistikapark OU and OU Riigiressursside Keskus revolving around, according to Nove, "acknowledgement of obligation."
Wolf Theiss has advised McArthurGlen, a developer, owner, and operator of designer outlet centers in Europe and Canada, on matters relating to the expansion of its center in Parndorf.
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has advised China Security & Fire Co. Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, on its acquisition of Konsalnet Holding S.A. and its subsidiaries from a company controlled by the Value4Capital private equity fund. Mrowiec Fialek & Partners advised V4C on the transaction, which was valued at approximately EUR 110 million, and which remains subject to conditions precedent, including antimonopoly clearance.
Wolf Theiss has advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A., a state-owned power company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and one of the largest power producers in Poland, on the sale of 100% of the shares of Exatel S.A. to the Polish State Treasury. The transaction value was approximately EUR 87 million.