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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 Greenberg Traurig 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.

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