CMS has advised the EBRD on its participation in the acquisition of Zabka, one of Poland’s leading food retailers, with an equity investment of up to EUR 25 million.
DZP has advised Wielton SA, the largest trailer and semi-trailer manufacturer in Poland and one of the three largest in Europe, on its acquisition of 100% of shares in the German Langendorf GmbH, which manufactures trailers, semi-trailers, and special vehicles for transporting glass and other challenging materials. The Langendorf Group was represented by Germany's WMS Treuhand law firm, and Taylor Wessing advised NWR Bank on the deal.
The 2017 CEE Legal Matters General Summit took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw on June 1-2, 2017, once again bringing together well over a hundred General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across Central and Eastern Europe for two full days (and one entertaining evening) of seminars, panel discussions, best practices review, and networking. This year’s event — the third annual, following the 2015 GC Summit in Budapest and the 2016 GC Summit in Istanbul — was the biggest and most successful yet.
On May 31 and June 1, 2017, CEE Legal Matters was proud to host a rare event: A gathering of those senior lawyers from each Central and Eastern European country identified by peers as being most influential, most important, most uniquely responsible for having created the country’s modern commercial legal market.
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.
November 7th 2017
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).
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.