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WKB has advised OGP Gaz-System SA on its contractor selection procedure and the conclusion of an agreement with Ramboll Danmark A/S, the contractor responsible for carrying out analytical, research, and design work necessary to obtain permits for the construction of the Baltic Pipe. The agreement was signed on August 3, 2017.

CMS has advised REICO, the manager of the largest and oldest Czech open-ended real estate fund, on the purchase of the Proximo I office building in Warsaw from Proximo I sp. z o.o. Sp. K., part of the Hines Russia & Poland fund. In addition to CMS, REICO was advised by international advisory firms CBRE, TPA, and DIL, while the seller was represented by Cushman & Wakefield, Crido, and Dentons.

DZP is reporting that it is part of a consortium with Mott MacDonald and Crido Taxand which has agreed to provide legal, economic, financial, and technical assistance to Poland's Ministry of Development and the City of Krakow for the implementation of a public-private partnership project titled "Building, Maintenance and Management of the Investor Assistance Center (Krakow) in Krakow."

Hogan Lovells has advised mBank Hipoteczny S.A. on establishing a mortgage-covered bonds program up to the maximum total nominal value of EUR 3 billion (or the equivalent in another currency). White & Case was the counsel for both program arranger and dealer Commerzbank AG and other dealers, which include Erste Group Bank AG, J.P. Morgan Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. The program instituted by mBank Hipoteczny S.A. is the second international program for the issuance of covered bonds established by a Polish mortgage bank.

Linklaters has advised Alliance Automotive Group, a distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket in France, Germany, and the UK, on the acquisition of a 51.3% controlling stake in Groupauto Polska from eight individual shareholders. Porebski i Wspolnicy advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to the approval of the Polish Competition Authority, with completion expected by the end of September 2017.

Clifford Chance Badea has advised New Europe Property Investments on its merger with Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited to create NEPI Rockcastle Plc, which one analyst described as "the biggest investor on the commercial property market in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the ten largest companies of its type in Europe in terms of capitalization."

KKLW has announced that Partners Jacek Kosinski and Michał Kurzynski are members of the Advisory Group to the Polish Ministry of Development and that, on Friday, July 28th, Poland's government accepted the new Public-Private Partnership strategy the Ministry prepared as part of its Strategy for Sustainable Development. According to KKLW, "the new PPP strategy aims to conclude 100 new public-private partnership agreements by 2020."

Linklaters Warsaw has advised gategroup, an independent provider of services to the travel industry, on the sale of its EuroShop stores, based at airports and ferries in Poland and Estonia, to Lagardere Travel Retail. Radzikowski Szubielska reportedly advised the buyers on the deal.

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