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The Prague and Warsaw offices of Noerr have joined the firm's multi-jurisdictional team in advising the electronics manufacturer Luxshare on the financing of the strategic acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen’s Global Body Control Systems Unit. With this transaction, the group from Hong Kong also took over the Radio Frequency Electronics product line.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., mBank S.A., and ING Bank Slaski S.A. on a complex transaction involving the grant of EUR 160 million and PLN 380 million in financing to Polish, Romanian, and German companies from the Cersanit Group and a PLN 100 million corporate bond issue placed on the Polish market. Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. acted as agent and security agent. White & Case reportedly advised Cersanit on the deal.

CMS has advised private equity fund Resource Partners, a longstanding client of the firm, on its sale of Delicpol, a manufacturer of cookies sold under private labels, to Continental Bakeries, a manufacturer of sweets owned by Goldman Sachs Merchant Baking Division and Silverfern, a private equity fund. Noerr Warsaw advised the buyers on the deal. Closing of the transaction is contingent on the approval of market regulators.

On January 1, 2017, a number of new provisions in Polish labor law came into force introducing some sig-nificant changes for employers and employees and, to a certain degree, for persons hired on the basis of contracts for work and service contracts. 

The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig has added 11 members to its real estate practice in the persons of Partners Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch and Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, who move over from Hogan Lovells, bringing with them Local Partners Malgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Justyna Szwech and seven Associates.

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