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Dimitrijevic & Partners has collaborated with Jadek & Pensa in Slovenia and lead counsel Clifford Chance in assisting Mercator in a series of transactions related to the restructuring of the company's business operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Dvorak Hager & Partners has represented the Fit Invest group in its purchase of the World Class fitness center on Wenceslas Square in Prague.

RTPR Allen & Overy has advised private equity fund ADM Capital on the sale of Brikston Construction Solutions S.A. (previously Ceramica S.A.) to the Austrian group Wienerberger. The transaction is subject to approval by Romania's Competition Council.

Lord Goldsmith QC of Debevoise & Plimpton and a team from Akin Gump have represented Russian state-owned oil company PJSC Tatneft in its successful appeal in the English Court of Appeal from a summary judgment decision of the English High Court, allowing the case to proceed to trial.

CMS has advised the Cosmo Consult Group on its recent acquisition of the Austrian Microsoft partner FWI.

Allen & Overy and Frotz Riedl Rechtsanwalte in Vienna have advised Vienna-based private equity investor CMR GmbH on the acquisition of Rofin Sinar UK Ltd. from Coherent Inc.

Cobalt has advised AB SEB Banka on its role as arranging bank on the October 10th issuance of EUR 20 million Green bonds by Latvia's state-owned JSC Development Finance Institution Altum — the first such issuance by a national development institution in Central and Eastern Europe . 

Dentons Kyiv has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to Zeo Alliance, an international software developer, on various Ukrainian law issues related to the company’s business structure in Ukraine.

Wolf Theiss has advised a banking group consisting of UniCredit, RBI, NLB, and SKB Banka on the recapitalization of AGIC and its subsidiary, Fotona in a re-financing. The transaction closed on October 4, 2017.

CMS has advised mBank on establishing the mAccelerator corporate venture capital fund.

Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, has advised French IT service provider Atos SE on the planned acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH for an undisclosed price. Siemens AS was represented by Hengeler Muller on the deal, which is expected to close at the end of December 2017 and is still subject to the information/consultation process with employee representative bodies and the approval of the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. 

Kinstellar and White & Case have advised BMO Real Estate Partners on the acquisition of the high end department store in Prague occupied by Van Graaf on behalf of investors in its pan-European retail property investment fund. BMO Real Estate Partners acquired the building from Vienna-based MTK Developments. PRK Partners reportedly advised the sellers on the deal.

Former BBH Partners Jiri Sterba and Anastasia Tomashevskaya have left the Moscow office of that Czech firm to open their own law firm in Moscow, Sterbatomashevskaya, in the process drawing BBH’s Moscow operations to a close.

Hristov & Partners has promoted Biliana Shagova to Partner.

Nilufer Turkcu Hıra has become the new Head Legal Counsel at Calik Holding in Turkey.

Slovakian lawyer Juraj Fuska has been promoted to Partner at White & Case — the only CEE lawyer among the 31 joining the firm's partnership as part of its global promotion round.

Linklaters has announced the appointment of former Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Vladimir Melnikov as Partner and Head of the Moscow Dispute Resolution practice. 

Oana Ijdelea and Anca Mihailescu are joining forces to launch a new full-service law firm in Bucharest — Ijdelea Mihailescu, Attorneys & Advisors — with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, M&A, environmental law, and real estate & construction.

Russia's Danilov & Konradi law firm has announced that Lyudmila Merkulova has joined the firm as a partner and the head of the tax and forex regulation practice.

On October 12, Olga Balytska joined PwC Legal in Ukraine as Head of the firm’s Real Estate practice.

Former CMS Partner Malgorzata Chrusciak has joined Ernst & Young Law in Warsaw as an Of Counsel, focusing on — in her words — "strengthening and developing EY's regulatory practice for financial institutions."

Gokce Turkoglu has joined Deloitte Turkey as its new General Counsel.

Polish lawyer Bernadeta Kasztelan-Swietlik has joined Gessel as a partner and head of Competition Law.

Polish lawyers Arwid Mednis and Gerard Karp have moved from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland to join PwC Legal in Warsaw.