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CMS is advising Maxima Grupe UAB, owner of the Maxima network of grocery stores in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia and a network of Aldik supermarkets in Poland, on an investment agreement signed with Emperia Holding S.A., an owner of the leading Stokrotka supermarket chain in Poland, which then became the basis for a tender offer. Greenberg Traurig advised Emperia on the matter.

Dentons has advised Bounty Brands, part of the South African Coast2Coast fund, in connection with its acquisition of the Unitop group, a Polish manufacturer of sesame snaps, halva, and other confectionary products and snacks. SSW advised the Unitop Group on the deal.

Crido Legal has advised the Hungarian Investment Fund on its approximately EUR 70 million acquisition of the Torun Plaza shopping center in Poland from Plaza Centers N.V. CMS advised the sellers on the deal. The transaction closed on November 20, 2017.

Noerr has advised Gobarto S.A. on a PLN 244 million credit facility agreement granted to Gobarto S.A. and its Polish subsidiaries by Bank Pekao S.A.. White & Case advised Bank Pekao on the matter, which included a refinancing facility, credit line for general corporate purposes, and a term loan to finance the acquisition of various real properties.

SPCG is reporting that it successfully represented Tesco Polska in the Poland's Court of Appeal in a dispute involving trade bonuses (cash bonuses) and logistic discounts related to the takeover of the obligation to deliver supplies from the central warehouse of the retail chain to Tesco Polska stores.

Kochanski Zieba & Partners, working alongside global counsel Plesner, from Denmark, has advised global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of Medius Poland, as part of a wider international transaction whereby Marlin acquired holding company Medius AB, a provider of cloud-based accounts payable automation software.

Romania's Popovici, Nitu, Stoica & Asociatii and Poland's Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki have advised the Romanian and Polish subsidiaries of the Etanco Group on their acquisition of of the subsidiaries of Gunnebo Fastening in those two countries. NNDKP, working along lead counsel Fidel, advised Gunnebo Fastening on the Romanian side of the transaction, with DZP reportedly advising Gunnebo Fastening on the sale of its Polish subsidiary.

Two former WKB lawyers specializing in advising clients from the Life Sciences industry have joined Baker McKenzie’s IP/TMT/Life Sciences group in Warsaw: Pawel Hincz, who joins as Local Partner, and Juliusz Krzyzanowski, who joins as Senior Associate.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised shareholders Grzegorz Lysiuk and Marek Bardzinski of ComVision sp. z o.o. on the sale of their shares in the company to LINK Mobility Group ASA, a European mobile communications provider specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions, and mobile data intelligence. Norway's Aabo-Evensen & Co firm advised the buyers on the transaction, which was completed based on an agreed enterprise value of EUR 16 million (based on an estimated EBITDA for 2017 of 2.66 multiplied by a factor of 6) on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

Hogan Lovells has advised arrangers and joint lead managers Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and StormHarbour Securities LLP on the securitization of a portfolio of lease receivables worth PLN 2.2 billion, originated by Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A., a Polish leasing company owned by Credit Agricole S.A. DLA Piper was legal advisor of EFL S.A., and Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund.

Kocian Solc Balastik has advised the Agrofert Group on the October 31, 2017 acquisition by group member DEZA a.s. of Polish chemical company Petrochemia-Blachownia S. A. from BorsodChem Zrt after two years of negotiations. Szecskay Attorneys at Law advised DEZA on Hungarian matters, Wardynski & Partners advised on Polish matters, and Bouchon & Partner advised on German matters. Baker McKenzie advised BorsodChem Zrt. 

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