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Gide Loyrette Nouel has advised Groupama Holding Filiales et Participations on the sale and transfer of its 10% stake in Turkish insurance company Gunes Sigorta A.S. to TVF Finansal Yatirimlar Anonim Sirketi, a subsidiary of the Turkey Wealth Fund. Baker McKenzie advised TVF on the transaction, which closed on February 14, 2020.

Read more: Gide Loyrette Nouel and Baker McKenzie Advise on Groupama’s Sale of Minority Stake in Gunes...

Baker McKenzie has advised the shareholders of Biopharma, a Ukrainian manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, on the carve-out of its non-plasma business and its sale to Stada AG, a global manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare products. Arzinger reportedly advised Stada on the deal.

Read more: Baker McKenzie Advises Biopharma on Sale of Pharmaceutical Business to Stada

On December 18, 2019, CEE Legal Matters reported that Scandinavia's Flugger group A/S acquired a 60% shareholding in Unicell, a paint manufacturer based in Poland. We reached out to Flugger’s Group General Counsel and Vice President, Torben Schwaner Dehlholm, for more details.

Read more: Deal 5: Flugger's Group General Counsel Torben Schwaner Dehlholm on Flugger's Acquisition of Stake...

Baker McKenzie has advised the World Bank and provided legal assistance to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine on the latter's development of legislation relevant to the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gases emissions data, procedures for accreditation of verifiers, and verification of greenhouse gases emissions reports.

Read more: Baker McKenzie Assists on Development of GHG Emissions Framework Law in Ukraine

China's Global Law Office has advised a consortium consisting of  China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Ltd., China Merchants Union Limited, Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Expressway Company Limited, Sichuan Expressway Company Limited, and Anhui Expressway Company Limited on its acquisition of 51% of the project company of Istanbul's Third Bridge and Northern Marmara Motorway project.

Read more: Global Law Office Advises Chinese Consortium on Turkish Infrastructure Project

Baker McKenzie and Attorneys' Association Gestors have assisted ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in an anti-dumping investigation regarding the imports of carbon and other alloy steel rods originating from Belarus and Moldova.

Read more: Baker McKenzie and Gestors Assist ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih with Anti-Dumping Investigation

Baker McKenzie has advised Scandinavia's Flugger group A/S on its acquisition of a 60% shareholding in Unicell, a paint manufacturer based in Poland. Flugger also acquired the rights to purchase an additional 14% of the shares at a later date.

Read more: Baker McKenzie Advises Flugger on Acquisition of Stake in Unicell

TGS Baltic and Baker McKenzie have advised Inspired, a global premium schools group, on its acquisition of the King’s College, a British schools group. Cobalt advised the King's College on limited due diligence and Cuatrecasas reportedly advised the King's College on the sale.

Read more: TGS Baltic and Cobalt Advise Inspired on Acquisition of the King’s College

While Brexit is a major topic of discussion for lawyers in the Czech Republic, Prague-based Baker McKenzie Partner Milena Hoffmanova, who heads the office’s Czech Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare group, is focused on the issue of the timely flow of affordable medicinal products from manufacturers to patients.

Read more: The Buzz in the Czech Republic: Interview with Milena Hoffmanova of Baker McKenzie

BDK Advokati and Clifford Chance advised the EBRD, IFC, and the Development Bank of Austria on financing for a waste management public-private partnership project in the Vinca district of Belgrade. The City of Belgrade was advised by Hogan Lovells and Karanovic & Partners, with Karanovic & Partners also advising the IFC on the matter.

Read more: BDK and Karanovic & Partners Advise on Financing for Waste-to-Energy PPP with City of Belgrade

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