In The Spotlight
TGS Baltic Senior Partner Paul Varul has received Estonia's Guardian of Law award for his contribution to the development of the rule of law in the country as professor and practitioner.
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited, a private Chinese corporate conglomerate, on its takeover of the Wolford AG textile group, which is headquartered in Vorarlberg, Austria. Wolford AG was represented by Weber & Co and the selling core shareholder group was advised by Kuhn Rechtsanwalte.
Mrowiec Fialek and Partners has advised the Argus Capital private equity fund on the sale of its minority stake in KCR S.A. to an unnamed buyer. KCR was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Goltsblat BLP has advised the shareholder of Tymensky Fanerny Zavod (Tyumen Plywood Plant), a plywood producer in Russia’s Western Siberia, on the sale of the company's 100% stake to SVEZA, a global producer of birch plywood. SVEZA was advised by Baker McKenzie.
Allen & Overy has advised International Campus Group, a Munich-based specialist for micro-living products, on its expansion to the Czech Republic.
Eucon has successfully represented EUROL in a dispute case against the SFS of Ukraine regarding about the allegedly illegal reduction of its VAT refund of UAH 4.2 million at the Kiev Administrative Court of Appeal.
Karanovic & Nikolic has advised Alltech, a global animal and crop nutrition company, on selling its baking yeast factory in Senta, Northern Serbia, to Lesaffre, a global baking yeast and fermented products company. Lesaffre was advised by Linklaters Brussels.
Kochanski Zieba & Partners and Ropes & Gray International have advised the US investment firm Davidson Kempner Capital Management on the GBP 180 million financing granted to Pepkor Europe of the Steinhoff Group. Pepkor Europe was represented by DWF and Stolarek & Grabalski.
Suciu Popa’s dispute resolution team has successfully represented an Enel Group company at the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice in a matter involving the issuance of green certificates for a wind energy production project.
Noerr has advised Prologis on the sale of Prologis Park Hegyeshalom, in Hungary, to Horvath Rudolf Intertransport Kft. The buyer was represented by Deloitte Hungary.
Paksoy has advised Volkswagen Dogus Finansman A.S. on the issuance of TRY 5 billion asset-backed securities in various series, with the first series issued in the amount of TRY 566.5 million and TRY 250 million. There is also a TRY 239.5 million subordinated note in the deal structure.
CEE Attorneys has advised PZL Sedziszow S.A., a Polish automotive, industrial and agricultural filter producer, in its acquisition of a 69% stake in Bohm Plast-Technik a.s., a Czech producer and service provider in the area of plastic injection moulding technologies and metallization.
Dispute Resolution lawyer Alexander Popelyuk and IP lawyer Boris Malakhov have been promoted to Partner at Lidings.
Martin Severa has joined CEE Attorneys Prague office as a partner and the new head of real estate.
Eisenberger & Herzog has announced that Austrian lawyer will join the firm as a Partner on April 1, 2018.
Ekaterina Rudova has joined Integrites as a Partner in the firm’s Moscow office.
Turkey's Cakmak Law Offices, which after many years as the preeminent firm in Ankara just launched its new Istanbul office last week, has announced that it will join forces with the Serap Zuvin Law Office on April 1, 2018, and that going forward, the two teams will operate under the Cakmak Law brand.
Russia's KIAP and Architecture of Law tax boutique have announced a merger that will result in Architecture of Law becoming part of KIAP’s professional team.
Adam Kosciolek has left Krakow's Kurek, Kosciolek, Wojcik law firm, which he co-founded, to join Kochanski Zieba & Partners as Partner.
Ivanyan & Partners has promoted Counsel Sergei Kushnarenko to Partner.
Former Lithuanian diplomat and ambassador Oskaras Jusys has joining Glimstedt as Of Counsel.
DLA Piper has hired Dimitar Hristov to lead its Tax group in Austria.
Hungary's Ban Karika law firm has joined Act’s Legal's European alliance.