CMS is reporting that it has been chosen by the Warsaw Stock Exchange as its legal advisor for a long-term bond issue designed to repurchase series A and B floating interest rate bonds scheduled to expire on January 2, 2017.
Crido Legal has advised the Plaza Centers Group on negotiating the debt restructuring documentation of a company from the group’s portfolio that owned the Zgorzelec Plaza Shopping Center, one step of which involved the sale of 100% of its shares in the shopping center to Equity House Sp. z o.o. Dentons advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. on the deal.
"My impression," says Marcin Aslanowicz, Partner at Wolf Theiss in Warsaw, "is that the Polish market is changing rapidly."
Dentons has advised Polish Enterprise Fund VII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the EUR 170 million sale of a 100% stake in the Scitec Nutrition sports nutrition producer, to Ascendis Health, a South African publicity listed health and care brands company. Ascendis Health was advised by Wolf Theiss.
Allen & Overy is reporting that it was international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland on its issue of RMB3 billion (approximately EUR 405 million) panda bonds, underwritten by Bank of China Limited and HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited. China's Zhong Lun Law Firm was Chinese counsel to the Ministry of Finance, and the Global Law Office advised the banks.
BSWW Legal & Tax has advised Polnord S.A., a large Polish company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and operating on the construction and developer markets, with respect to a series O bond issue with a total nominal value of PLN 20 million, with the funds derived from the issue expected to be put towards implementing new projects and refinancing debt.
Weinhold Legal has advised the Polish group ITAKA, the largest travel agency active on the Polish market, on its acquisition of CEDOK, the oldest Czech travel agency, active on the Czech market since 1920. The US-Turkish company Odien was reported to be the seller of CEDOK on the deal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.