Glikman Alvin's Paul Keres has successfully defended Kaur Kender, who the firm identifies as "Estonia’s most controversial writer," against the criminal charge of creation and dissemination of child pornography in his work.
TGS Baltic has advised Laimonis Kravalis and Daiga Grigale, the majority shareholders of AS Interbaltija AG, on the buy-out of minority shareholder SIA Wine Holding and the subsequent sale of 100% shares of AS Interbaltija AG to Amber Beverage Group. The Latvian office of Eversheds Sutherlands advised SIA Wine Holding.
The Szecsenyi law firm has advised a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors on its sale of the Liget Center in Budapest to M7 Real Estate, acting on behalf of its first Central European fund for third party investors, M7 Central European Real Estate Fund I (M7 CEREF I). Kinstellar advised M7 on the deal.
Cobalt has advised the Estonian Development Fund and its investment company SmartCap on the transfer of their venture capital direct investment portfolio to private fund manager Tera Ventures. The portfolio consists of 12 companies, among them international success stories like Jobbatical, Cleveron, Lingvist, Monese and Realeyes.
CMS Budapest has represented BlackRock in leasing a 3,500 square meter space at GTC White House, an office building being developed by GTC Hungary and due for completion in Q1 2018. Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised GTC Hungary on the deal. The agreement was concluded with an option to extend the office area up to 7,700 square meters starting in April 2018.