Baker McKenzie and its Turkish arm, the Esin Attorney Partnership, have advised Akbank T.A.S., one of Turkey's largest banks, on the offering of USD 500 million Basel III compliant Tier 2 Notes under Akbank's USD 3.5 billion Global Medium Term Note Program. This represents the first Tier 2 Notes issue in Turkey this year. The Notes have a fixed term of 10 years and an early call option at year 5.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene has advised Estonian company 1Home Group AS on its acquisition and takeover of management of a student hotel in Riga and its obtaining of EUR 8.4 million financing from AS DNB Banka for the expansion of its business of providing rental housing for students in the Baltics and Poland.
Njord has won a public tender organized by the Tallinn University of Technology to provide "high-level training of 30 selected inspectors of the Labor Inspectorate and heads of the Labor Dispute Committee in Estonia regarding occupational and health regulations, labor relations, and labor disputes."
CHSH and Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi have advised OMV in connection with the sale of all of 100% of its shares in Turkish mineral oil distribution company OMV Petrol Ofisi AS to Vitol Group. Kolcioglu Demirkan Kocakli worked with Hengeler Mueller in advising the Vitol Group, which was selected as purchaser by OMV after a competitive auction process, on the sale. The total purchase price of the transaction amounts to EUR 1.368 million, and closing is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2017, subject to conditions including the relevant regulatory approvals.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene has assisted a minority (20%) shareholder of SIA Vudlande with a buy-out of the remaining 80% of the company from Latvian Timber Ltd. (UK), giving the former minority shareholder 100% ownership as a result of the transaction. Spigulis & Kukainis advised Latvian Timber on the deal.
Drakopoulos has advised Yalco, a major Greek distributor of household goods and hotel equipment listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, on the EUR 1.9 million sale of its 100% Romanian subsidiary to a Cypriot purchaser.
Varul, the Estonian member of Tark Grunte Sutkiene, has advised the shareholders and management of Citypark Eesti, one of the largest parking services providers in Estonia, on the sale of 100% of its shares to Stova, a member of Lithuania's Modus Group. Cobalt advised Stova on the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Kinstellar has successfully advised Deutsche EuroShop AG on its EUR 374 million acquisition of Olympia Shopping Center in Brno from a joint venture of ECE Real Estate Partners and Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP. White & Case advised the sellers on the transaction, which is expected to be finalized within the first half of 2017, and which represents Deutsche EuroShop's entry into the Czech market.