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The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie have advised Global Ports Holding, the world's largest independent cruise port operator, on its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. Cleary Gottlieb advised the banks on the deal, which closed on May 17, 2017.

Paksoy has advised Anadolu Endustri Holding on its acquisition of the final 19.50% shares in MH Perakendecilik from Moonlight Capital S.A. through a put option process as per the Share Purchase Agreement of December 31, 2014, giving Anadolu Endustri ownership of 100% of the company. Pekin & Bayar acted as local counsel and Dickson Minto as foreign counsel to Moonlight Capital S.A.

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski has advised Prime Kapital on the acquisition of two shopping malls in Bulgaria by the Luxembourg-registered PKM Investments (a joint venture of MAS Real Estate and Romania's Prime Kapital) from Poland's Globe Trade Centre. The sellers were advised by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov.

Cobalt has assisted UAB Mobilus Mokejimai in obtaining an electronic money institution license for restricted activity, enabling it to issue electronic money and provide payment services in Lithuania.

Esin Attorney Partnership has represented the shareholders of Eko Faktoring A.S. in their acquisition of the remaining 18.4% of shares in Cooperatieve BVS Financial Services.

ZAB Deloitte Legal has represented AS Indexo in its successful application for an investment management license and its registration as a manager of funds in a funded pension scheme.

Clifford Chance has advised EVRAZ plc, the London-listed globally integrated steel, mining. and vanadium company, on its disposal of the entire issued share capital of its fully owned subsidiary Joint Stock Company EVRAZ Nakhodka Trade Sea Port to its majority shareholder Lanebrook Limited for a cash consideration of USD 354.4 million. Latham & Watkins advised Lanebrook Limited on the deal.

Linklaters Warsaw, working pro bono, has assisted the Empowering Children Foundation on its purchase of property in Warsaw earmarked to be Poland's first specialist support center for children.

Motieka & Audzevicius has advised ZSC Techteam and ZeroSum Capital OU on each's acquisition of 40% of the shares in long-term firm client Finbee — which the firm also represented on the deal.

Gessel has represented private equity fund Highlander Partners on its take-over of Rotometal Sp. z o.o. S.K., a producer of cylinders used in printing adhesive labels for the consumer sector and other polygraphic components. Sobczynski Adwokaci advised Rotometal and its owners in the transaction. Final terms were not provided.

Dvorak Hager & Partners has advised Pebal s.r.o., a producer and supplier of packaging material in the Czech Republic, on investment into the company by JB Capital and the establishment of a joint venture. Havel, Holasek & Partners advised JB Capital on the deal.

Kyriakides Georgopoulos has advised Cookpad International LTD on its acquisition of Greece's Sintages tis Pareas online recipe contents business.

Czech lawyer Zdenek Kucera is joining Kinstellar Prague as a Managing Associate and Head of Dispute Resolution and TMT.

The Komnenic Law Office has opened its doors in Podgorica, Montenegro. 

DLA Piper is announcing that Alla Kozachenko has been appointed as Head of Corporate and M&A practice in the firm's Kyiv office.

Norton Rose Fulbright has confirmed that Tomasz Rogalski has been promoted to Of Counsel and made the firm's Head of Energy and Infrastructure in Poland.

A new European law firm alliance with a substantial CEE presence has appeared on the legal scene. The new Act Legal alliance (branded in lower-case, as "act legal") consists of founding members AC Tischendorf (in Germany), BSWW (in Poland), MPH (Slovakia), Randa Havel Legal (Czech Republic), Vivien & Associes (France), and WMWP (Austria).

Serbia's MIM Law has announced that former Karanovic & Nikolic Partner Tanja Unguran has joined the firm as a Partner.

SPC Legal has announced that new Partner Daiva Lileikiene and colleague Edita Barkauskaite have left Tailors to lead the firm's Public Procurement practice.

CMS has announced that Konrad Werner has been promoted to Counsel and Head of Real Estate Finance, Poland, and Agnieszka Ziolek has been promoted to Counsel and Head of Restructuring, Poland, in the firm's Warsaw office.

Former Weil Gotshal & Manges lawyer Annamaria Csenterics has joined Dentons in Budapest as a Partner.

Matyas Kuzela has been made a Partner at Randa Havel Legal in Prague.

CMS has announced that Counsel Libor Prokes, Senior Associate Pavel Srb, and Associate Ivana Lobotkova have moved from Wolf Theiss to join the firm's real estate practice in Prague. 

Reed Smith has announced former Chadbourne & Parke Moscow Managing Partner Andrei Baev has joined Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice in London.