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Allen & Overy has advised the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, on its EUR 137 million investment in subordinated green bonds issued by Bank Zachodni WBK to expand its capital base and increase its capacity to finance climate-related projects. 

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.

SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners has advised Capital Park S.A. on its issuance of K-series bearer bonds worth a total of EUR 15.67 million and an April 27, 2020 maturity date.

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.

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).

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