This year’s General Counsel Summit – the annual gathering of leading in-house counsel from across Central and Eastern Europe – convened in Warsaw, on June 1-2.
English lawyer Daniel Cousens has been based in Linklaters’ Warsaw office since 2006. He advises international corporates, private equity sponsors, and strategic investors on M&A deals and inbound and outbound investments in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in Turkey, Ukraine, and Poland. Cousens co-heads Linklaters’ Turkey desk and is a member of the firm’s CEE and CIS teams. Before moving to Warsaw, he spent five years in Linklaters’ Moscow office. He studied English and French law at University College, London and Universite Aix-Marseille, and he speaks English, French, Russian, and Polish.
CMS, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Gessel have advised the sellers of Poland's Mila SA supermarket chain to Eurocash SA. Eurocash was advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal.
K&L Gates has advised a consortium of banks consisting of Mercurius Dom Maklerski (as global co-ordinator), mBank and Trigon Dom Maklerski (as joint-bookrunners), and mCorporate Finance and Trigon Investment Banking (as financial advisors) in connection with the sale of 51.17% of the shares of LC Corp in an accelerated bookbuilding process by shareholders Leszek Czarnecki, LC Corp BV, Getin Noble Bank, Open Finance, and Open Life. DZP reportedly advised the selling shareholders on the sale, which is valued at approximately 500 million zlotys.
CMS has advised Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group that is part of Axel Johnson, a prominent Nordic trading group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in the IOW Group, which has a presence in Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic countries. The sellers were reportedly advised by DLA Piper.
CMS is advising the chipboard producer Egger on construction of a factory in Poland — its first investment in the country.
4th and 5th of October 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco