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KBC announced that the process set forth in agreements of 26 April 2013 with Societe Generale Srbija and Telenor Serbia on the divestment of KBC Banka, KBC's banking entity in Serbia, had been concluded.


On November 25, 2013 the Solomyansky District Court of Kiev found that Philip Morris International Management was the lawful owner of the “Philip Morris International” trade name, and that the domain philipmorrisinternational.com.ua properly belonged to the company.  


Hogan Lovells has advised the Shah Deniz Consortium (consisting of BP, the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Statoil, Total, Lukoil, TPAO, and NICO) as project counsel for the Stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea, which reached a final investment decision on December 17, 2013.

Asters has acted as Ukrainian counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) on a secured lending to Concern Galnaftogaz, a major Ukrainian petroleum distributor.


Weil, Gotshal & Manges acted as legal counsel to Alior Bank in an accelerated bookbuilding (ABB) process on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The transaction, closed on December 12, represents the largest-to-date offering of newly-issued shares in an ABB process in the Polish capital market. 


International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges was legal counsel to European private equity firm Montagu Private Equity and other selling shareholders in connection with the sale of a 100% stake in Emitel (the leading terrestrial radio and TV broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland), to funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners, one of the world's largest infrastructure investment funds.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners in Minsk advised Medplast in the process of securing a shortlist of potential investors in its privatization. The shortlist includes companies registered in CIS countries, the EU, and South Africa. The process of search and selection is realized by the National Agency of Investment and Privatization with the support of the World Bank. 

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