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Jeantet Budapest has advised Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt. on its EUR 42.25 million acquisition of the company holding the real estate on which the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge hotel is located from Universale International Realitaten GmbH. Reti, Antall & Partners advised the sellers.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos has advised the National Bank of Greece on a Public Private Partnership project for the development, design, financing, construction, and operation of a solid waste treatment plant at Serres, in Northern Greece, awarded to the consortium of Archirodon Group NV, Intrakat Constructions S.A., and Envitec S.A. The consortium was advised by Bernitsas.

Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office has advised the International Finance Corporation, on its provision of an eight-year loan worth around UAH 400 million (about USD 15 million) to Auchan Retail to finance the food retail chain's long-term investments in Ukraine.

Brandl & Talos has advised Ring International Holding AG on the sale of its proOffice Group, to the Hamelin Group, a manufacturer of paper and office products based in Caen, France. Brandl & Talos was supported by Willkie Farr & Gallagher on questions of French and German law, while the Hamelin Group was represented by the Gordon S. Blair law firm.

DLA Piper has advised Hungary-based Egis Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of the D-Panthenol brand, the second largest brand in the dexpanthenol market in Russia, and of a Russian gynaecology portfolio consisting of Vagilac, Feminal and Folacin brands, from Jadran-Galenski Laboratorij. CMS advised the sellers on  the deal.

Motieka & Audzevicius has represented AB Kauno Grudai, one of the largest agriculture companies in Lithuania, in an investigation initiated by the Lithuanian Competition Council.

ILC Eucon has successfully defended the Vostok LLC international oil trading company in a tax dispute before the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal.

KKLW has advised a consortium of Turkish construction firm Gulermak and Poland's Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Drog i Mostow on its selection via tender to construct Part B of the Warsaw bypass road -- a 6.45 km long section to include a new bridge on the Vistula river. The value of the contract is EUR 178.1 million.

BPV Hugel has advised Immofinanz AG in review proceedings of the exchange ratio to be applied in its 2010 merger with Immoeast AG.

Primus has advised AS Lauma International on its acquisition of Felina International AG, the parent company of the German-based lingerie group, from the Palero investment fund. White & Case Frankfurt advised the sellers on the deal.

The Moral Law Firm has advised Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatirimlari ve Uretim A.S. — a joint venture of Borusan Holding A.S. and EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG — on its USD 38.5 million acquisition of the Kiyikoy Wind Power Plant from Aksa Energy. The Cakmak Law Firm, Cakmak-Gokce Law firm, and White & Case advised Aksa Energy on the deal, which is contingent on approval from Turkey's EMRA and Competition Authority.

Gestors has assisted Belarus's Dobrush Porcelain Factory in Ukraine's official review of "special safeguard measures" related to the import of cutlery and porcelain dishes to Ukraine. 

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC has transferred its business and operations to a new firm, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC.

Edyta Krukowska has been appointed Head of the Legal Department at GEO Renewables S.A., a company which develops, constructs, and operates wind parks in Poland.

Kinstellar has promotions Iustinian Captariu and Remus Codreanu in Bucharest and Akos Nagy in Budapest to Partner.

Herbert Smith Freehills has announced that finance lawyer Dmitry Gubarev will join the firm's Moscow office as a partner. Gubarev joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Moscow where he is a partner and head of the Russian Banking & Finance practice. 

CMS Russia has announced that Artashes Oganov has moved from Dentons to join the firm as Counsel and Head of Real Estate.

Polish lawyers Piotr Siezieniewski and Przemyslaw Stobinski have joined Deloitte Legal in Warsaw — Siezieniewski as a Partner and Stobinski as a Partner Associate.

SDM Partners and Aronovych and Partners have merged in Ukraine.

Reff & Associates, the law firm representing Deloitte Legal in Romania, has announced that Associate Partner Irina Dimitriu is taking over the role of head of the real estate practice as Robert Ionita joins NEPI as legal director.

Former bnt Partner Vladimir Kordos has become a Real Estate Partner at Konecna & Zacha in Bratislava.

Serbian attorneys Milica Subotic and Julijana Jevtic have announced the formation of a new law firm: Subotic & Jevtic Attorneys at Law.

Integrites has announced that former Dentons lawyer Victoria Fomenko has joined its team to become Integrites' new Head of Tax & Customs practice.

Continuing its rapid development in Russia, Grata International has launched a new associate office in Saint Petersburg in the form of the city's Legal Studio.