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Avellum has advised the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on a long-term secured loan of up to USD 10 million to Butsefal LLC and Prometey Swiss SA.

Kinstellar has advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, a development finance institution and subsidiary of KfW Bankengruppe, on a USD 20 million credit facility for Nibulon, an agricultural commodities exporter and producer in Ukraine. Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office advised DEG on matters of English law.

Sorainen has advised Baltic Mill on its third bond issuance and the bonds' listing on Nasdaq Baltic First North, an alternative bond market managed by Nasdaq Vilnius. Sorainen also advised arranger Siauliu Bankas on the deal.

Sorainen has helped E4F Money obtain an electronic money institution license in Lithuania.

Motieka & Audzevicius has helped Nandi Finance obtain an electronic money institution license from the Bank of Lithuania.

Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates to Advise Croatian Ministry of Public Administration on E-Business Project Implementation

Croatia

Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates has executed a public procurement advisory agreement with the Croatian Ministry of Public Administration in relation to the implementation of an e-Business project.

Kinstellar's has advised Earlybird Venture Capital on its EUR 3 million seed funding of the Fintech startup Payhawk, the paperless corporate card used for simplifying expenses for businesses.

Sayenko Kharenko has advised the EBRD on its provision of a four-year loan of up to EUR 15 million to OTP Leasing. The loan will be available for disbursement as a Ukrainian hrivnya synthetic and/or euro denominated facilities.

Avellum has advised the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on a long-term secured loan of up to USD 10 million to Butsefal LLC and Prometey Swiss SA.

Allen & Overy has advised J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Societe Generale, UniCredit, Erste Group, and J&T BANKA as initial purchasers of the EUR 300 million 3.875% Senior Notes due 2027 issued by the Sazka Group and guaranteed on a senior basis by subsidiary Sazka Czech. Milbank reportedly acted as the international and New York law counsel for Sazka, with Clifford Chance reportedly advised it on Czech law aspects.

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski has advised Eleven Capital on its IPO – the first in Bulgaria since 2018. The Karoll investment firm placed the IPO.

Linklaters has advised Sovcombank as arranger on the RUB 5.7 billion domestic green project bonds issued by an orphan special purpose vehicle, SFO RuSol 1 LLC, for the purpose of financing two solar stations of Solar Systems LLC in the Astrakhan region of Russia. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner reportedly advised the issuer.

Former ELIG Partner Hakan Ozgokcen Moves to Esin Attorney Partnership

Turkey

Former ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys at Law Partner Hakan Ozgokcen has joined the Esin Attorney Partnership in Istanbul as Co-Head of Competition.

Nemanja Jovovic has joined Bojanovic & Partners as the firm's new Head of Competition.

Sergey Denisenko has been promoted to Partner at Aequo in Ukraine.

Mateusz Ordyk Moves from PWC Legal to Deloitte Legal in Poland

Poland

Former PWC Legal Counsel Mateusz Ordyk has joined Deloitte Legal in Warsaw as Partner.

Barger Prekop has promoted Matus Lahky to Partner and Head of Compliance.

Polish lawyers Katarzyna Komulainen and Leszek Rydzewski have joined Andersen Tax & Legal in Warsaw.

Kambourov & Partners has advised DEV.bg, a Bulgarian IT community developer, on the EUR 200 thousand acquisition of newly issued shares representing a 10% stake in the company by hosting and software development company SiteGround.

Pohla & Hallmagi has advised the Hobby Hall Group, operating under the Hansapost brand, on an agreement to manufacture and provide the seven clinics of the North Estonia Medical Center personal protective equipment.

Former Schoenherr Local Partner Zita Albert has joined Cerha Hempel in Budapest.

SMM has helped Energa-Obrot S.A. settle its seventh and final dispute in a series of conflicts involving green certificates with unnamed business partners involving wind farms.

SOG has advised Tesla on the launch of its first fast-charging station in Serbia.

Arcliffe has advised Italian energy company Alerion on the acquisition of a 100 MW wind energy project in Romania from unnamed Romanian sellers.

Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance Contribute to Global Pro Bono Project on Human Right to Healthy Environment

Ukraine

Redcliffe Partners, Clifford Chance, and over 100 law firms around the world have participated in a global mapping survey for the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment related to the existence (or non-existence) of a fundamental human right to a healthy environment.

The Maric & Co Law Firm has represented former employees of Aluminij d.d. Mostar in an ethnic discrimination case against the company and the Government of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Clifford Chance, acting pro bono on behalf of LGBTQ Groups in Poland, has persuaded a Polish court to order the conservative Gazeta Polska newspaper to halt the distribution of "LGBT-free zone" stickers.

Dentons has helped Pro Patria Electronics win a public contract bid to deliver 104 battlefield reconnaissance radar sets in Poland.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has advised TECS Telecommunication & e-Commerce Solutions GmbH on a tender for the implementation of a project for handling cashless payments and settling transactions in the Electronic Toll Collection System that was conducted by Poland's General Inspectorate of Road Transport.

Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates to Advise Croatian Ministry of Public Administration on E-Business Project Implementation

Croatia

Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates has executed a public procurement advisory agreement with the Croatian Ministry of Public Administration in relation to the implementation of an e-Business project.

On January 1, 2016, Poland revamped its legal framework related to the restructuring of financially distressed businesses with a brand-new Restructuring Law and significantly-amended Bankruptcy Law. The Polish restructuring (and broadly speaking insolvency) framework is now governed by two separate legal acts: the Restructuring Law, which deals with the financial restructuring of indebted companies and businesses, and the Bankruptcy Law, which focuses on the orderly liquidation of the assets of companies and businesses without feasible options to restructure their debts and continue their operations.

CMS has successfully assisted Korea's SDN Company Ltd on its successful regaining of control over photo-voltaic producer EU Sunday AD, which operates three projects in Bulgaria with 15 MWp installed capacity.

Pavel Gonda, Pavel Grim, Tomas Chobola, and Jiri Zapletal have joined the Skils law firm partnership in the Czech Republic — the former Weil, Gotshal & Manges office in the country, until the American firm withdraw from the market in 2018 — increasing the overall number of partners at the firm to 14.

Alina Makovska and Akvile Mackay Promoted to Associate Partner at Walless

Lithuania

Former Senior Associates Alina Makovska and Akvile Mackay have been promoted to Associate Partner at Walless.

Sorainen Successful for Amston Before Lithuanian Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson

Lithuania

Sorainen has successfully defended HR solutions provider Amston before the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania.

BDK Advokati Announces New Employment Template Database Service

Serbia

BDK Advokati has announced the launch of a new service – blinkdraft| – a database of employment law-based templates which the firm says can be converted into “custom-made, ready-to-use, legal documents through an easy and highly intuitive process.”

Pohla & Hallmagi has advised the Hobby Hall Group, operating under the Hansapost brand, on an agreement to manufacture and provide the seven clinics of the North Estonia Medical Center personal protective equipment.

Gessel has advised Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych on its acquisition of 70% shares in the newly created Famicord-Acibadem company. Caliskan Okkan Tokker reportedly advised PBKM as well, while Esin Attorney Partnership advised Acibadem on the transaction.

Dechert and BPV Huegel have advised Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, on debt financing it received from the US-based Deerfield and OrbiMed healthcare funds. Dorda advised the lenders.

Former Counsel Yulia Atamanova, who leads the LCF Law Group's International Arbitration, Commercial, and Corporate Disputes practices,. has been promoted to Partner at the firm.

SMM has helped Energa-Obrot S.A. settle its seventh and final dispute in a series of conflicts involving green certificates with unnamed business partners involving wind farms.

Former GKC Partners' Partner Yalin Akmenek has joined Esin Attorney Partnership.

SOG has advised Tesla on the launch of its first fast-charging station in Serbia.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has advised TECS Telecommunication & e-Commerce Solutions GmbH on a tender for the implementation of a project for handling cashless payments and settling transactions in the Electronic Toll Collection System that was conducted by Poland's General Inspectorate of Road Transport.

The transportation sector is one of the most important factors for a country’s progress. Montenegro’s transportation sector has been transforming over the past few years towards the goal of harmonizing its infrastructure and services with European Union regulations. The Transportation Development Strategy of Montenegro for 2019-2035 (the “Strategy”) was adopted to regulate the guidelines and plans for future projects as well as to present the current state of the transportation sector in Montenegro. The Strategy aims to improve transportation in Montenegro and thus significantly enhance both tourism and business.

CMS has advised the TIS Group on English and Ukrainian law aspects of a joint venture involving DP World's entry into Ukraine.

Kinstellar’s Kyiv office, in coordination with lead counsel Clyde & Co, has successfully represented Qatari port operator QTerminals in its successful tender for the port concession project involving the Black Sea Port of Olvia.

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to the winners of both pilot tenders for the concession of Ukraine's Kherson and Olvia seaports.

Herbst Kinsky and Act Legal Advise on VC Earlybird's Entry Into Mostly AI

Austria

Herbst Kinsky has advised Earlybird Venture Capital as lead investor on its investment into Mostly AI Solutions MP GmbH. Mostly AI was advised by Act Legal.

Brandl & Talos Advises Insight Partners and E.ventures on Series A Investment in PlanRadar

Austria

Brandl & Talos, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Germany's Schnittker Moellmann Partners have advised Insight Partners and e.ventures on the EUR 30 million series A investment in Viennese start-up PlanRadar. Grohs Hofer advised PlanRadar.

Eversheds Sutherland Advises EEC Magenta on Investment in Sinterit

Poland

Eversheds Sutherland has advised EEC Magenta on its investment of PLN 10 million in Sinterit Sp. z o.o.

Ilya Rybalkin, Head of Dispute Resolution at Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners has become a member of the Scientific Advisory Board on International Law under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance Contribute to Global Pro Bono Project on Human Right to Healthy Environment

Ukraine

Redcliffe Partners, Clifford Chance, and over 100 law firms around the world have participated in a global mapping survey for the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment related to the existence (or non-existence) of a fundamental human right to a healthy environment.

Liniya Prava is an official partner to Russia's "Great Heart" charity fund.

Dorda has advised Warburg-HIHInvest Real Estate on the sale of a multi-story office building in the Summering part of Vienna to a real estate fund managed by Luxembourg-based Blue Colibri Capital. Reidlinger Schatzmann reportedly advised the buyers.

DLA Piper has advised Elite Partners Capital on the purchase of a five-warehouse logistics park covering more than 200,000 square meters in the south-west of Warsaw, from P3 Mszczonow. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal.

Penteris has advised Immofinanz on its sale of the Equator I office building in Warsaw to CPI Property Group. Dentons advised the buyers on the deal.

Gokce Sarisu Kanmaz Joins Dentons BASEAK in Istanbul

Turkey

Former EY Law Associate Partner Gokce Sarisu Kanmaz has joined the Tax practice of Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership as a Partner.

Alexandru Aparaschivei Makes Tax Partner at NNDKP

Romania

Alexandru Aparaschivei has been promoted to Tax Partner at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen.

Cai & Lenard Advises Ukrainian Teenage Dance Group

Ukraine

Cai & Lenard is advising Ukrainian teenage dance troupe Light Balance Kids, on the next phase of what the firm calls its “creative development."

Kinstellar's has advised Earlybird Venture Capital on its EUR 3 million seed funding of the Fintech startup Payhawk, the paperless corporate card used for simplifying expenses for businesses.

Kambourov & Partners has advised DEV.bg, a Bulgarian IT community developer, on the EUR 200 thousand acquisition of newly issued shares representing a 10% stake in the company by hosting and software development company SiteGround.

Rymarz Zdort has advised Innova Capital and OPTeam on the sale of Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci to Rementi Investments, a subsidiary of Nets A/S, a pan-European payment processing company based in Denmark. White & Case advised Rementi Investments on the transaction.

Russian lawyer Vakhtang Fedorov has joined Art De Lex as Head of its Criminal Law practice.

Peeter Viirsalu has been promoted to Partner and Head of Real Estate and Triin Kaurov has been promoted to Associate Partner and will continue as Head of Regulatory at TGS Baltic.

Former TGS Baltic Partner Marko Kairjak has joined Ellex Raidla in Estonia, where he will create and head the firm's new White Collar Dispute Resolution Practice.