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Magnusson has advised Vastint, the real estate arm of Inter IKEA Group, on its agreement with Credit Agricole to lease office space in the Wroclaw Business Garden.

Redcliffe Partners has advised a Chinese consortium consisting of Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery (Group) Co., Ltd and China Renaissance Capital Investment Inc. in their successful application for merger clearance from the Ukrainian competition authority for the EUR 545 million acquisition of Robert Bosch GmbH`s Starter Motors and Generators business. 

Schoenherr has assisted TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in its implementation of the "Storage Power Station Kuhtai" project in Austria by successfully gaining the approval of Austria's Federal Administrative Court.

Erdem & Erdem has represented Soda Sanayii A.S. in its purchase of 100% of the shares of Cheminvest Deri Kimyasallari Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi from Italian seller Cheminvest S.P.A. and other minority shareholders.

Schoenherr has advised Bulgarian Eagle airlines, the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) carrier recently founded by the Germania Group, on its expansion into Bulgaria and on obtaining an official air operator certificate from the Bulgarian authorities, which allows the airline to use aircraft for commercial purposes. After all the necessary licenses were issued and a demonstration flight was successfully completed, the Bulgarian aviation authority cleared the new airline for take-off.

Aequo has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with its extension of a UAH-denominated loan — its first ever — of an amount equal to USD 20 million to OTP Leasing LLC. 

The Latvian office of TGS Baltic has represented the FXFair forex services provider in the process of attracting a new equity investor and throughout the shareholder change procedure.

Sorainen Lithuania has advised the shareholders of the Adnet Media online advertising network in the Baltic States, on their entrance into a share sale-purchase agreement with Ekspress Grupp.

Schoenherr has advised PSA Peugeot Citroen SA on its acquisition of General Motors' Opel Austrian subsidiary and Opel manufacturing site in Vienna. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised General Motors on the deal.

Revera’s lawyers have advised DIY retail giant Mile on the construction of the biggest do-it-yourself hypermarket in Belarus. 

Greenberg Traurig has represented Getback S.A. in the acquisition of a majority stake in EGB Investments S.A. The total value of the transaction amounted to over PLN 200 million.

Clifford Chance's Moscow office has advised Pfizer on its agreement to provide finance and technology to Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica for the construction of a new production facility in Russia, with the medicines licensed and manufactured under the agreement to be sold by Pfizer and NovaMedica in Russia and the CIS.

Piotr Skurzynski has left Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland in Warsaw to join Hogan Lovells as Counsel and Head of Competition.

The Moral law firm in Istanbul has announced that Serkan Pamukkale has been promoted to Partner.

Gergo Budai has joined Vodafone in Hungary as its new Deputy CEO, responsible for legal, regulatory, security, PR, and wholesale.

Agnieszka Mencel has joined Linklaters Warsaw as Head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology, and Intellectual Property practice.

David Kozma has been promoted to Head of Legal Affairs at UNIQA Biztosito in Hungary.

HB Reavis has promoted Radovan Pistek to General Counsel and Member of the Senior Executive Management. 

Telenor has hired Andras Losonci as Legal Counsel within the Commercial Legal team. 

Redcliffe Partners has announced that Daria Valyavska has joined the firm as Counsel and Head of Intellectual Property. 

Przemyslaw Kozdoj has moved from Greenberg Traurig in Poland to joined the Warsaw office of Wolf Theiss as a Partner and head of the Banking and Finance practice group.

Krzysztof Banaszek has become the first General Counsel at Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland sp. z o.o.

Lukasz Wegrzyn and Maciej Zackiewicz have been appointed to Partner at Maruta Wachta, responsible for coordinating the firm's Digital & Agile Transformation practice and the IT Vendor Desk, respectively.

Eerik Heldna, who until July 2017 was the Deputy Director General of Estonia's Internal Security Service, is joining the Nove law firm as Legal Counsel and Head of Corporate and Regulatory Investigations and Anti-Corruption.