Primus has advised Skeleton Technologies on a EUR 15 million "quasi equity" financing from the European Investment Bank. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
Oppenheim has advised Skanska on its December 2016 agreement to lease a 17,300 square meter space in its Mill Park complex in Budapest to IT Services Hungary, the largest ICT employer of Hungary, starting in Q2 2018. The Ormos Law Firm advised ICT Services Hungary on the deal, which Oppenheim claims was "the second biggest office leasing transaction in Hungary in 2016."
Wolf Theiss has advised OBB in a tender for up to 200 freight locomotives in areas dealing with procurement and contract law. Siemens succeeded as the best bidder in the tendering procedure.
Glatzova & Co. has advised Denemo Media s.r.o. on its acquisition of a 50% shareholding in FTV Prima, with Allen & Overy advising Modern Times Group, the seller.
CMS has advised Futureal, Hungary’s largest real-estate developer, on its acquisition of the Sasad Resort residential development in the Buda hills area of Budapest from GTC. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal.
Weil is reporting that, in a case referred to the firm by LGBTQ immigrant rights organization Immigration Equality, its lawyers have secured asylum for a Russian pro bono client on the grounds that he suffered past persecution on account of his sexual orientation and had a well-founded fear of future persecution if required to return to Russia.
Arzinger has advised a group of the Middle East investors led by Agromilk Holding (UAE) on their acquisition of the state-owned dairy farm located in the Grodno region of Belarus. The multimillion investment project is aimed at the development of the current facilities and the construction of new ones, as well as increasing the livestock.
Binder Groessswang has served as lead counsel to the Belgian Puratos Group in the acquisition of 100% of Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group from the German Werhahn Group. Kinstellar and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka worked alongside Binder Groesswang in the Czech Republic and Poland, respectively. SCWP Schindhelm reportedly advised Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group on the transaction, which was signed and closed in Vienna on February 3, 2017.
Akin Gump has advised PJSC Lukoil in relation to the acquisition by Renaissance Oil Corp. of an indirect 25% interest in the Integrated Exploration and Production Contract for the 230 square kilometer (56,800 acres) Amatitlan block near Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. Park Energy Law advised Renaissance Oil on the deal.
Schoenherr has advised UNIQA Insurance Group AG on a contract with IBM Oesterreich GmbH for the upgrade of UNIQA's business processes and IT infrastructure. Schoenherr describes the agreement as "one of the largest IT contracts ever to be signed in the German speaking region of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland."