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Wolf Theiss has advised the owners of Kecskemeti Konzerv on the sale of the company to Granit Group's subsidiary Agrar-Finance. Jalsovszky advised Granit Group.

Kinstellar and its Turkish affiliate KST Law have advised Grupo Antolin on the sale of a 45% stake in the Turkish joint venture Ototrim to its JV partner Diniz Holding. SEOR Law reportedly advised Diniz Holding.

DLA Piper has advised Believe on a partnership with Global Records. RTPR advised Global Records.

Taylor Wessing has advised PKO Bank Polski on the financing provided to Panattoni for the development of Panattoni Park Zgierz. Deloitte Legal reportedly advised Panattoni.

Clifford Chance has advised Ceska Sporitelna on the financing of Oriens Group's acquisition of Znojemske Strojirny. GT Legal advised Oriens Group.

Wolf Theiss has advised Bob W on its entry into the Austrian market via a long-term lease agreement with Viennese developer Peter Pilz & Partner Projektentwicklungs, reportedly advised by Puschner Spernbauer Rosenauer.

Kinstellar has advised the majority shareholders of Agrotex on the sale of a significant stake to Promat Comimpex. PNSA reportedly advised Promat Comimpex.

CK Legal Chabasiewicz Kowalska has advised PragmaGO on the issue of series C4 bonds with a total nominal value of PLN 30 million with a 67.56% subscription reduction.

Schoenherr, working with Rutgers & Posch, has advised the shareholders of Resalta on the disposal of a controlling stake in Resalta BV Netherlands, including its Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, and Czech Republic subsidiaries, to Aggreko. A&O Shearman reportedly advised Aggreko.

Binder Groesswang, working with Gernandt & Danielsson and Chiomenti, has advised Nordstjernan and Etac on its acquisition of Klaxon Mobility.

Zepos & Yannopoulos has advised UCI Greece Credit and Loans Receivables Servicing Company on the renewal of the company’s operating license by the Bank of Greece.

DWF has advised Leoff Capital on its acquisition of a Carrefour hypermarket in Krakow. Wardynski & Partners reportedly advised the sellers.

Turkish Lawyer Ozge Ayoz has been appointed to Vice President of Legal for Central Europe, South East Europe and Eastern Europe Market Operations at Procter & Gamble in Geneva.

Former Rowan Legal Of Counsel Lucie Smrkovska has joined CTP as its new Group Director of Legal Leasing in the Czech Republic.

Eversheds Sutherland has elevated Annamaria Tothova, Jana Sapakova, and Petra Hager to Equity Partners of its Bratislava office.

Lakatos Koves and Partners has promoted former Counsel Peter Berethalmi to Partner in the firm’s Corporate and M&A group.

Viliam Mysicka has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Bratislava office and Jan Juroska has taken over as the new Managing Partner of the firm’s Prague office.

Former Everberg Law Firm TMT & Data Protection head Natalia Nader has joined Just Law as a Partner.

DZP has promoted Beata Cieszynska, Anna Okla-Wozniak, Jaroslaw Przybylski, Krzysztof Stecyk, and Maciej Zajda to Partner.

Dunovska & Partners has promoted Vaclav Manek to Partner.

Former Counsels Robert Wippel, Desiree Prantl, and Claudia Fochtmann-Tischler and former Senior Associate Daniel Orosz were promoted to Partners at Baker McKenzie as part of the firm's 2024 promotions round.

Havel & Partners has promoted Jiri Kunasek to Equity Partner and Veronika Bocanova and Ivan Houfek to Partners.

Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Attorney at Law Sabine Prossinger has joined E+H as a Partner in the dispute resolution practice of the firm.

Noerr has announced that its Warsaw office has become independent as of today, June 28, 2024, with former Associated Partner Karol Kicun to lead the new firm.

On 3 July 2024, the Austrian National Council adopted the draft COFAG Consolidation Act, which introduces significant changes to the handling and processing of funding claims and refunds by the COVID-19 Financing Agency of the Federal Government (COFAG). This marks a major step towards the final dissolution of COFAG.

On 25 April 2024, Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine on Establishing Additional Grounds for Termination of Employment Agreement at the Initiative of the Employer and Certain Other Issues” (the “Law”), which is aimed at strengthening the protection of Ukraine's national security.

Articles 13 and 14, along with other provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), require businesses to provide individuals with comprehensive information about the processing of their personal data.

On 12 April 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the revised text of Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (the “Revised Directive”). The Revised Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 8 May 2024 and Member States will have to transpose it into national legislation within 2 years of its entry into force (i.e. 28 May 2024).

The concept of exhaustion of trademark rights is a nuanced aspect of intellectual property law that might seem counterintuitive to those unfamiliar with the field.

The announcements made by the Hungarian Government on 8 July 2024 envisage a number of new and higher payment obligations, as well as other public taxes and restrictions, that will include a defence contribution, increased administrative fines, extra profit tax, changes to social contribution tax on entering the labour market, transaction and currency exchange levies

In the practice of the Court of Appeal in Belgrade, in the judgment No. Gž1 1900/20 dated 19.03.2021 (“Judgment“), the following position was taken:

As of June 1, 2025, the traditional paper labour book will be phased out in favor of a digital alternative. All employment data will now be maintained in an electronic employment register managed by the National Revenue Agency (NRA). This transition is part of a broader effort to modernize the Labour Code and digitize employment relationships, aiming to eliminate the risks associated with physical document loss and to ensure that data is always current and accurate.

On 5 June 2024, the Czech government introduced a proposal to the Czech Parliament that brings fundamental changes to fleet insurance in the Czech Republic. This proposal provides additional obligations on fleet policyholders. Please see the details below.

The grace period until 30 June 2024 is slowly expiring for manufacturers to market products that do not yet comply with the Deposit Refund System (DRS) rules.

The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities (NEURC) issued Resolution No. 1172 on 26 June 2024 "On Approval of Amendments to Certain NEURC Resolutions. This resolution allows for the signing of five-year agreements in the ancillary services market by introducing special auctions.

Outgoing NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has secured the unanimous support of NATO country ambassadors for €40 billion (approximately US$43 billion) in lethal and non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in 2025. NATO leadership is expected to approve the agreement during the annual NATO Summit, which will take place July 9-11, 2024 in Washington, DC.

RTPR has assisted Global Records and Stefan Lucian, the founder and CEO of the company, in the process of selling a 25% stake in the company to Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies and of setting up the terms of their strategic partnership.

The company transfer also successfully secures the future of SPORT 2000 in Austria.

Delighted to have contributed the chapters on Bulgaria in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners Corporate Governance Global Practice Guide 2024, alongside some of the leading international corporate law firms. Our partners Pavel Hristov and Dragomir Stefanov elaborate on key CG issues.

We are proud to announce that KCG Partners have advised Corvinus Zrt., the Hungarian state-owned investment fund in the strategic acquisition of majority interest of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

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Recently, there has been a surge in interest in establishing cryptocurrency companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina – spurred by favorable tax conditions – accompanied by increasing investments from the EU and China in renewable energy and infrastructure projects, according to Sajic Law Firm Senior Partner Sanja Djukic.

In our Looking In series, we talk to Partners from outside CEE who are keeping an eye on the region (and often pop up in our deal ticker) to learn how they perceive CEE markets and their evolution. For this issue, we sat down with Addleshaw Goddard Partners Markus Perkams from Frankfurt and Alex Hogarth from London.

After eight years with the MET Group, Legal Director Sandor Zorad reflects on the company’s path to international expansion.

On November 23, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund and funds managed by Imprimatur Capital, together with other shareholders, on the sale of Blue Bridge Technologies to Everfield. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Henning Schreiber, Head of Acquisitions at Everfield, to learn more about the acquisition.