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The 2017 CEE Legal Matters General Summit took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw on June 1-2, 2017, once again bringing together well over a hundred General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across Central and Eastern Europe for two full days (and one entertaining evening) of seminars, panel discussions, best practices review, and networking. This year’s event — the third annual, following the 2015 GC Summit in Budapest and the 2016 GC Summit in Istanbul — was the biggest and most successful yet.

On May 31 and June 1, 2017, CEE Legal Matters was proud to host a rare event: A gathering of those senior lawyers from each Central and Eastern European country identified by peers as being most influential, most important, most uniquely responsible for having created the country’s modern commercial legal market.

Sorainen advised CPA:17-Global on the acquisition of a 70% position in a joint venture with Baltic Retail Properties. The portfolio includes eighteen retail stores and one logistics facility in locations throughout Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. The assets are leased on a long-term basis to Kesko Senukai, a prominent do-it-yourself retailer in the Baltic States.

Cobalt has represented East West Agro, one of the largest agricultural machinery sales companies in Lithuania, in the initial public offering of the company’s shares, which the firm describes as "the first IPO in Lithuania [in] a long time."

SPC Legal has assisted AB Panevezio Stiklas, a Baltic producer of glass products and processors, in its obtaining of EUR 7.3 million in financing from the Citadele bank to be "used to purchase a new glass furnace and thus to materially upgrade production activities of the company."

SPC Legal has advised UAB Nuomos Verslas (an investment vehicle owned by the majority shareholders of AB Freda) on its acquisition of 100% of shares of a company holding two warehouses with a total area of 13.000 square meters. Financial details were not disclosed.

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