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Deloitte Legal has advised Kursenu ZUB on the intra-group restructuring of its four subsidiaries.

Sayenko Kharenko and Latham & Watkins have advised joint lead managers Credit Agricole, J.P. Morgan, and Natixis on the USD 300 million 7-year 6.75 percent Eurobond issue by Kernel. The issuance was coupled with a tender offer to the holders of Kernel’s existing USD 500 million 5-year 8.75 percent Eurobond due in 2022. Avellum advised Kernel on Ukrainian aspects of the issuance, with Linklaters reportedly advising on matters of English and US law, Arendt & Medernach on Luxembourg law, and Borel & Barbey on Swiss law. 

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has advised a syndicate consisting of Banca Comerciala Romana as the bookrunner, mandated lead arranger, documentation agent, and facility and security agent, CEC Bank as mandated lead arranger, and participating banks EximBank, Intesa Sanpaolo Romania, and OTP Bank Romania on an EUR 90 million loan facility to the Carmistin Group. Stratula & Asociatii advised the borrower on the deal. 

Binder Groesswang has helped the Wustenrot Group set up its own bank for private customers.

Walless has helped Safe Connect, UAB, obtain a payment institution license from the Bank of Lithuania, allowing it to to offer payment services indicated in the Republic of Lithuania's Law on Payments.

Ellex Valiunas has helped Witty Global, UAB obtain an electronic money institution license from the Bank of Lithuania.

Clifford Chance’s Moscow office has helped Sovcombank obtain a USD 350 million ESG loan -- its first loan based on environmental, social and governance principles.

Sajic and Kinstellar have advised NLB Bank on its take-over of the majority of shares in Komercijalna Banka a.d. Beograd.

Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka, working alongside Allen & Overy, has advised J&T Bank, the arranger on a public offering of senior secured bonds. 

Sayenko Kharenko has advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs International on Ukraine's USD 600 million Eurobond tap issue.

Greenberg Traurig has advised sole global coordinator Wood & Co. on the sale, made through an accelerated book-building process, of Ten Square Games S.A. shares representing 9.78% of the share capital and total votes in the company, with a value of over PLN 355 million. Rymarz Zdort advised the sellers, Ten Square Games' shareholders Maciej Popowicz and Arkadiusz Pernal.

Gide Loyrette Nouel has advised the European Investment Bank on taking up PLN 500 million bonds issued by by the Polish Development Fund.

Russian lawyer Maria Kobanenko has been promoted to Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Guzel Law has advised OSEM A.S. and the Insurance Association of Turkey before the Competition Board of Turkey.

Agnieszka Chwialkowska, Dorota Karczewska, and Lukasz Czekanski have made Partner at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr in Poland.

Alibaba and Oath Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon operating under the Yahoo! brand, have appointed Karanovic & Partners as their data protection representatives in Serbia.

Karl-Erich Trisberg has been promoted to Equity Partner at Walless in Estonia.

Milosz Tomasik and Maciej Antoniak have been promoted to Local Partner at DWF Poland.

Lawyers from Clifford Chance's Istanbul office were on a multi-office team advising private equity group CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition by CVC Fund VII of the Turkish, Greek, Croatian, Montenegrin, and UAE businesses of D-Marin from Turkey's Dogus Group. Sullivan & Cromwell advised the sellers on the deal.

Cobalt has advised BaltCap Private Equity Fund III and its co-investor Sven Nuutmann on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Baltic Ticket Holdings OU. Ellex reportedly advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to competition clearance.

Noerr's Warsaw office has advised Germany’s GBA Group on its acquisition of JARS S.A. Gessel advised the seller on the deal.

Former Norton Rose Fulbright Partner Dimitris Assimakis and Senior Associate Minas Kitsilis have joined Reed Smith's Global Corporate Group.

Gunel Rzayeva has joined VavaCars as Senior Legal Counsel in Istanbul.

Former Vaillant Group Austria Head of Legal and Compliance Manager Maria Lepuschitz has joined the INNIO Group as Regional General Counsel for EMEA.

Lesnodorski, Slusarek i Wspolnicy, working pro bono, has successfully represented journalist Polish Justyna Sliwowska-Mroz in her claims that an advertisement by Poland's Law and Justice party had violated her rights.

Cobalt, acting pro bono, has represented the "Association of LGBT and Their Friends Mozaika" as amicus curiae before the Constitutional Court of Latvia regarding the right of same-sex couples to parental leave.

Eterna Law has helped the War Childhood Museum project open a museum in Ukraine.

Redcliffe Partners has advised US investors Aspect Energy and SigmaBleyzer — acting jointly through a special-purpose vehicle, Ukrainian Energy, L.L.C. — on an oil & gas production sharing agreement with the Republic of Ukraine. DLA Piper reportedly advised the Republic of Ukraine on the transaction.

DGKV has successfully represented Bulgaria's Mezzanine Partners Consortium before the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD, the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition, and the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court, in a public procurement tender (and related disputes) for a manager of a BGN 75.4 million (approximately EUR 38.5 million) Mezzanine Fund/ Growth Fund, which is designed to provide financing to small and medium enterprises.

Agnieszka Chwialkowska, Dorota Karczewska, and Lukasz Czekanski have made Partner at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr in Poland.

Cosmin Libotean, Andra Mihalache, and Cristi Tudor have made Equity Partner at Musat & Asociatii in Romania.

Stanislav Petrov has been made Partner at Moscow's Infralex Law Firm.

Kinstellar has re-launched its Restructuring and Insolvency practice, with the new iteration to be co-led by Csilla Andreko, Head of Kinstellar's Banking & Finance practice, and Denise Hamer, Kinstellar Head of C/SEE Asset Solutions.

Iris Pensa, Borut Leskovec, and Domen Romih have been promoted to partner at Jadek & Pensa.

Valeriya Savchuk has made partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners in Ukraine.

Former Randl Partners lawyer Ondrej Chlada has joined DLA Piper in Prague as Head of Employment.

Vasil Kisil & Partners has advised Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Lekhim on the structuring of the distribution of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine in Ukraine.

BDK Advokati has advised Frontier Pharma and the Baystone investment group on the acquisition of Zdravlje Leskovac, a Serbian pharmaceutical company owned by Actavis, which is itself a subsidiary of Israel's Teva. Karanovic & Partners advised the sellers on the deal, which is expected to close in March of 2021.

Paksoy has provided local Turkish assistance to lead counsel Hogan Lovells in advising pharmaceutical supply chain company AmerisourceBergen on the acquisition of the pharmaceutical wholesale business of Walgreens Boots Alliance in several countries, as well as select parts of its international retail pharmacy business, for approximately USD 6.5 billion.

Dispute Resolution co-heads Chirag Mody and Martti Peetsalu have been promoted to Associate Partner at TGS Baltic.

Avellum has celebrated the new year by announcing the return of co-founding Partner Kostiantyn Likarchuk and the promotion to Partner of Maksym Maksymenko.

Cobalt is representing Saeima, the legislature of the Republic of Latvia, before the Latvian Constitutional Court regarding the compatibility of its administrative-territorial reform package with the country's Constitution and the European Charter of Local Self-Governments.

Cobalt has successfully represented Lennuabi in a dispute with SmartLynx Airlines Estonia.

Cobalt has advised AS Nordic Aviation Group on a EUR 8 million revolving loan facility agreement with Sihtasutus KredEx.

Triniti has advised Estonian national airline Nordica on the acquisition of the remaining 49% of Regional Jet OU (Xfly), a joint venture between it and Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT. 

Lawyers from Clifford Chance's Istanbul office were on a multi-office team advising private equity group CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition by CVC Fund VII of the Turkish, Greek, Croatian, Montenegrin, and UAE businesses of D-Marin from Turkey's Dogus Group. Sullivan & Cromwell advised the sellers on the deal.

The Turunc Law Firm has advised Vinci on an unspecified venture capital investment in the Izmir-based ShipsGo logistics company. Pruva Hukuk was counsel to ShipsGo on the deal.

Gugushev & Partners has helped Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co KG, part of Northern Germany's Lurssen shipyard group, win a public tender for the supply of two multipurpose modular patrol vessels to the Bulgarian Navy.

White & Case has advised Texan construction technology startup AI Clearing Inc on a new round of seed funding led by Tera Ventures, joined by Inovo Venture Parners and Innovation Nest. Cooley reportedly advised the investors.

Ivanov & Tsoncheva has advised Bulgarian startup Quendoo on EUR 750,000 in financing it received from Bulgarian VC fund Vitosha Venture Partners.

B2RLaw has advised Next Road Ventures on its venture capital investment in Poland's TrustMate.

Gowling WLG has become a pro bono legal advisor to the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow.

Lesnodorski, Slusarek i Wspolnicy, working pro bono, has successfully represented journalist Polish Justyna Sliwowska-Mroz in her claims that an advertisement by Poland's Law and Justice party had violated her rights.

Cobalt, acting pro bono, has represented the "Association of LGBT and Their Friends Mozaika" as amicus curiae before the Constitutional Court of Latvia regarding the right of same-sex couples to parental leave.

Avellum has celebrated the new year by announcing the return of co-founding Partner Kostiantyn Likarchuk and the promotion to Partner of Maksym Maksymenko.

Former Crido Partner and Head of Real Estate and Construction Krzysztof Marzynski has joined B2RLaw’s Real Estate and Construction practices as Of Counsel.

Allen & Overy has advised Grupa Zywiec on the sale of its brewery in Braniewo, Poland, and its Kuflowe, Braniewo, and Jasne ze Pelne beer brands to Van Pur. Stachowicz Ptak and Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners advised the buyer on the deal.

At one of the last sessions, the Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the tax laws governing the taxation of companies and natural persons, as well as general tax procedures. The main driver for the reform was the introduction of the taxation regime for digital assets and open-end and alternative investment funds.

Acting on behalf of PrJSC Dickergoff Cement Ukraine, PrJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine, PJSC Podilskyi Cement, and PrJSC Ivano-Frankivsk Cement, Ilyashev & Partners has persuaded the Ukraine's District Administrative Court of Kyiv to dismiss the demand of the Belarusian Cement Company Holding and the Ukrainian importers of its products that the anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of cement to Ukraine be lifted.

Agnieszka Chwialkowska, Dorota Karczewska, and Lukasz Czekanski have made Partner at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr in Poland.

Stratulat Albulescu, working with lead counsel Nixon Peabody, has advised US-based ThoughtWorks on the acquisition of Romanian software developer Gemini Solutions.

Karanovic & Partners, working with global lead counsel K&L Gates, has advised analytics company SAS Institute Inc on the acquisition of the Boemska technology company.

Alibaba and Oath Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon operating under the Yahoo! brand, have appointed Karanovic & Partners as their data protection representatives in Serbia.

Lithuanian lawyer Asta Augutyte-Rapkeviciene and Estonian lawyer Norman Aas have been promoted to partner at at Sorainen.

Denys Shkarovsky has made Partner at VB Partners in Kyiv.

Anagnostopoulos has successfully defended former Siemens executive Dionysios Dendrinos in a criminal case regarding alleged bribery and money laundering.