Cobalt Estonia advised ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing on its investment in Estonian-based transport app Taxify.
DZP is reporting that it is part of a consortium with Mott MacDonald and Crido Taxand which has agreed to provide legal, economic, financial, and technical assistance to Poland's Ministry of Development and the City of Krakow for the implementation of a public-private partnership project titled "Building, Maintenance and Management of the Investor Assistance Center (Krakow) in Krakow."
Hogan Lovells has advised mBank Hipoteczny S.A. on establishing a mortgage-covered bonds program up to the maximum total nominal value of EUR 3 billion (or the equivalent in another currency). White & Case was the counsel for both program arranger and dealer Commerzbank AG and other dealers, which include Erste Group Bank AG, J.P. Morgan Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. The program instituted by mBank Hipoteczny S.A. is the second international program for the issuance of covered bonds established by a Polish mortgage bank.
Goltsblat BLP has advised Deutsche Bank Technology Centre on its lease of 8200 square meters of office space in Moscow’s Aquamarine III Business Centre at 24 Ozerkovskaya Embankment from AFI Development. Goltsblat BLP describes the transaction as representing "the biggest Class A office lease deal in Moscow this year so far."
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has advised VBV-Pensionskasse Aktiengesellschaft on its acquisition of the inner-company pension fund of Austria's EVN AG energy company. Schoenherr advised EVN AG on the matter.
Leadell Pilv has represented Urmas Nisuma, one of the owners of the Hotel Parnu, in a dispute with business partner Ado Sepa and OU Linden Hotell, which Sepa controls involving allegations that Sepa and his company had taken over effective control of Hotel Parnu from Nisuma and lefyt him out of both the profits and day-to-day business of the hotel.
Dorda has advised a subsidiary of Reitenburg GmbH on its EUR 82 million acquisition of the A1 Telekom Austria site at Obere Donaustrasse in Vienna's second district from Frankfurt am Main-based investment company Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH. The Bock Fuchs Nonhoff law firm advised Deka on the deal.
Eterna Law has successfully defended the interests of DSM Nutritional Products SP. z o. o. — a European manufacturer of vitamins, pet food, and pharmaceutical products — in a dispute before the Commercial Court of the City of Kyiv involving the alleged failure of a Ukrainian company to pay for goods it received from the company.
Linklaters has advised Alliance Automotive Group, a distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket in France, Germany, and the UK, on the acquisition of a 51.3% controlling stake in Groupauto Polska from eight individual shareholders. Porebski i Wspolnicy advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to the approval of the Polish Competition Authority, with completion expected by the end of September 2017.
The Latvian and Lithuanian offices of Ellex have advised the Lithuanian investment company UAB Prosperus Strategic RE Fund on its acquisition of the 7250-square meter Mezciems shopping center in Riga and a 1,650 square-meter store in Vilnius. The Ecovis law firm advised the sellers on the Latvian sale.
Clifford Chance Badea has advised New Europe Property Investments on its merger with Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited to create NEPI Rockcastle Plc, which one analyst described as "the biggest investor on the commercial property market in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the ten largest companies of its type in Europe in terms of capitalization."