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Ellex Raidla has advised recruitment platform Jobbatical on its USD 4 million series A round led by Japan-based Mistletoe Inc, with participation from Union Square Ventures (U.S.), AirTree Ventures (Australia), and Tera Ventures (Estonia). 

Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi acted as Turkish counsel and Dentons acted as English and United States counsel to Coca-Cola Icecek Anonim Sirketi, the Coca-Cola bottler for Turkey, Central Asia, Pakistan, and the Middle East, on its Rule 144A/Regulation S issuance of USD 500 million 4.215% Notes due 2024. Gedik & Eraksoy and Allen & Overy advised joint lead managers Citibank International, HSBC Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, MUFG Securities EMEA, and BNP Paribas.

The Appellate Court in Belgrade has granted the appeal of Serbian business magnate Miroslav Miskovic made by his counsel, including JPM Senior Partner Nenad Popovic, and reversed the decision of the Higher Court in Belgrade (Organized Crime Unit), clearing Miskovic of charges of abuse of office and reversing a guilty verdict against him on tax evasion charges.

Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on its USD 3 billion, 15-year, 7.375% Eurobond issue, which was combined with a cash tender offer to the holders of the outstanding Eurobonds due 2019 and 2020. White & Case advised the Ministry of Finance on matters of English and American law, while Sayenko Kharenko (on Ukrainian law) and Latham & Watkins (on American and English law) advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Austrian Oberbank AG on the conclusion of a financing framework agreement with banks in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the first agreement of this type between a European credit institution and Iranian banks since the easing of sanctions against Iran in early 2016. 

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Elit Cugir on its sale of a 100% stake in two packaged meat manufacturers in Romania — Elit SRL and Vericom SRL — to the Smithfield Foods Inc unit of WH Group Ltd. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised the buyers on the deal. Financial details were not disclosed, and the deals remain contingent on anti-monopoly approval from the relevant regulatory authorities.

Schoenherr has advised BK Invest GmbH on its acquisition of atms Telefon- und Marketing Services GmbH, which also includes sms.at mobile internet services GmbH, from German company dtms GmbH. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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