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Announcing the Deal of the Year Nominations, First Round Jurors, and Opening Registrations for Both the DOTY Awards Gala and the Regional CEE GC Summit

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We’re excited to announce that all CEE Deal of the Year Submissions have been received, organized, placed on ballots, and sent out to various panels across CEE. The votes are already back in and the DOTY shortlists for each country will be announced this upcoming Tuesday! To celebrate it all, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve opened early bird registrations to this year’s CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet, to take place on April 25, in Istanbul. 

We’re particularly excited for the awards gala to take place in conjunction with and on the first evening of the CEE Legal Matters CEE General Counsel Summit! Co-hosted with Reed Smith and Slaughter and May, on April 25-26, the 5th Edition of the GC Summit is also supported by PONTES, Kambourov & Partners, Kinstellar, Nagy & Trocsanyi, Nazali Legal & Tax, and PRK Partners.

Before listing the nominations, we’d like to thank all our country panel jurors (listed below alphabetically, except those who expressly asked to not be identified). The list will be updated to include the regional voting committee once their votes are submitted. We thank them for their time and input in assessing the 2022 Deal of the Year Submissions! 

  • Adi Ibrahimovic, Managing Partner, Ibrahimovic & Co
  • Adriana Ioana Gaspar, Senior Partner, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen 
  • Aigest Milo, Executive Partner, Kalo & Associates
  • Akos Fehervary, Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Aleksander Stawicki, Managing Partner, WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr
  • Alexandra Doytchinova, Partner, Schoenherr
  • Andras Posztl, Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper
  • Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Partner, Reff & Associates
  • Angel Rizov, Partner, Kambourov & Partners
  • Anna Szepietowska, Partner, Kochanski & Partners 
  • Antonis Metaxas, Managing Partner, Metaxas & Associates
  • Armen Khachaturyan, Senior Partner, Asters
  • Ausra Maliauskaite-Embrekte, Partner, Glimstedt
  • Anderl Axel, Managing Partner, Dorda
  • Besnik Duraj, Local Partner, CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
  • Bojana Bosnjak-London, Partner, Maric & Co Law
  • Boris Savoric, Senior and Managing Partner, Savoric & Partners
  • Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner, Boyanov & Co
  • Cornel Popa, Partner, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
  • Cristina Martin, Partner, ACI Partners 
  • Dace Silava-Tomsone, Managing Partner, Cobalt
  • Damir Topic, Senior Partner, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka
  • Dogan Eymirlioglu, Partner, Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership
  • Dusko Zuric, Co-Managing Partner, Zuric i Partneri in cooperation with Kinstellar
  • Elvira Tulvik, Partner, Magnusson
  • Emilija Kelesoska Sholjakovska, Partner, Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska
  • Ermo Kosk, Partner, Ellex Raidla
  • Eva Berlaus, Country Managing Partner, Sorainen
  • Eva Skufca, Partner, Skufca Law
  • Filips Klavins, Senior Partner, Ellex Klavins
  • Fisnik Salihu, Managing Partner, RPHS Law
  • Florian Kranebitter, Partner, Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner
  • Gergely Ban, Managing Partner, Act Ban & Karika 
  • Guniz Gokce, Managing Partner, GKC Partners
  • Irina Tsvetkova, Managing Partner, Eversheds Sutherland 
  • Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner, Cobalt
  • Ivan Kormanik, Partner, Majernik & Mihalikova
  • Jakub Adam, Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Jaroslav Havel, Managing Partner, Havel & Partners
  • Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Jelena Gazivoda, Senior Partner, Jankovic Popovic Mitic
  • John Kyriakides, Managing Partner, Kyriakides Georgopoulos
  • Jonathan Weinberg, Partner, White & Case 
  • Kadri Kallas, Partner, TGS Baltic
  • Katharina Kubik, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
  • Kerem Turunc, Managing Partner, Turunc
  • Klara Oppenheim, Partner, Oppenheim
  • Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff, Managing Partner, Fort Legal 
  • Margarita Karpenko, Co-Managing Partner, Kinstellar
  • Marija Bojovic, Partner, Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners
  • Martin Janousek, Partner, Rowan Legal 
  • Martin Magal, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Martin Simovart, Partner, Cobalt
  • Michalis Kosmopoulos, Partner, Drakopoulos
  • Mihaela Bondoc, Partner, Bondoc si Asociatii
  • Milan Samardzic, Partner, SOG Law Firm
  • Mirna Milanovic-Lalic, Managing Partner, BH Legal 
  • Mojmir Ostermann, Managing Partner, Ostermann & Partners
  • Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, Avellum
  • Natasa Krejic, Senior Partner, Sajic
  • Nina Selih, Managing Partner, Selih & Partnerji
  • Okan Demirkan, Partner, Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli 
  • Pavel Hristov, Partner, Hristov & Partners 
  • Pawel Halwa, Office Managing Partner, Schoenherr
  • Perry Zizzi, Managing Partner, Dentons
  • Peter Daszkowski, Partner, Wolf Theiss
  • Peter Vrabel, Managing Partner, Legate
  • Robert Bachovski Sinkoli, Partner, Bachovski Sinkoli Attorneys
  • Roman Pecenka, Partner, PRK Partners
  • Sabina Cerbu, Partner, Stratulat Albulescu
  • Sabina Lalaj, Legal Practice Leader, Deloitte Legal
  • Sergiu Bivol, Partner, Vernon David 
  • Shpati Hoxha, Partner, Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha
  • Simon Bracun, Partner, Kavcic, Bracun & Partners
  • Stefan Antonic, Legal Practice Leader, Deloitte Legal
  • Taras Dumych, Partner, Wolf Theiss
  • Tim Pfister, Managing Partner, Knoetzl Haugeneder Netal 
  • Urim Vokshi, Partner, Vokshi & Lata
  • Uros Cop, Managing Partner, Senica & Partners
  • Uros Ilic, Managing Partner, ODI Law
  • Vefa Resat Moral, Managing Partner, Moral, Kinikoglu, Pamukkale, Kokenek 
  • Veton Qoku, Attorney at Law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners
  • Viktor Tokushev, Managing Partner, Tokushev & Partners
  • Vladislav Rosca, Partner, Efrim, Rosca & Asociatii

The full list of nominations for the 2022 CEE Deal of the Year:

Country

Deal Title

Client(s) Name (role) (their legal advisors)

CEELM Coverage (if available)

Albania

Yildirim Holding's Acquisition of Albchrome Holding

Yildirim Holding (buyer) (CMS)

Albchrome Holding sh.p.k. (seller) (Frost & Fire Consulting)

N/A

Albania

4iG's Acquisition of One Telecommunications

4iG (buyer) (CMS)

 

Albania Telecom Invest (seller) (Boyanov & Co.; Dentons; Kalo & Associates)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19614-boyanov-co-kalo-associates-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-one-telecommunications-to-4ig

Albania

OTP's Acquisition of Alpha Bank

OTP Bank Group (buyer) (Bird & Bird; Boga & Associates) 

Alpha Bank Group (seller) (Kalo & Associates; White & Case)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20609-bird-bird-and-white-case-advise-on-otp-s-acquisition-of-alpha-bank-in-albania

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/albania/21758-kalo-associates-advises-otp-bank-albania-on-alpha-bank-merger

Albania

AFD’s EUR 50 Million Loan to Albanian Government

Agence Francaise de Developpement (lender) (Kalo & Associates)

 

Albanian Government (borrower) (Ministry of Finance and Economy and Ministry of Justice)

N/A

Austria

Erste Group EUR 1.5 Billion Mortgage Bond Issuance

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Danske Bank A/S, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, Erste Group Bank AG, ING Bank N.V., Landes-bank Baden-Württemberg, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale and UniCredit (Schoenherr)

 

Erste Group Bank AG (Wolf Theiss)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/18937-schoenherr-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-eur-1-5-billion-mortgage-bond-by-erste-group

Austria

BVK-Europa's Acquisition of Viennese Residential Towers Donaumarina Studios and Donaumarina Apartments from Signa

SIGNA Development Selection AG (Arnold Rechtsanwalte)

 

BVK-Europa I-Immobilienfonds S.C.S, SICAV RAIF Teilfonds ROAT (BVK-Europa) (Schoenherr)

N/A

Austria

Vinci Energies Acquisition of IT Portfolio from Kontron

Vinci Energies S.A. (buyer) (Baker McKenzie)

 

Kronton Group (Loloci & Associates; Pinsent Masons; Schoenherr; Wenger Vieli)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20788-schoenherr-advises-kontron-on-sale-of-divisions-within-it-services-business-for-eur-400-million

Austria

Accenture's Acquisition of ARZ

Accenture (buyer) (Baker McKenzie; Barnert Egermann Illigasch) 

 

ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH (seller) (Schoenherr) 

 

ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum GmbH, Addiko Bank AG, Austrian Anadi Bank AG, BAWAG P.S.K., Bank Winter & Co AG, Bank99 AG, Bankhaus Carl Spängler & Co Aktiengesellschaft, Dolomitenbank Osttirol Westkärnten eG, Generali Bank AG, HP IT Solutions GmbH, HYPO Niederösterreich, HYPO TIROL BANK AG, Hypo Bank Burgenland Aktiengesellschaft, Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG, Marchfelder Bank eG, Schoellerbank AG, Volksbank Wien AG (ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum former clients) (Dorda)

 

Hypothekenbanken, Privatbanken (ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum former clients) (E+H)

 

Volksbank Wien AG (ARZ Allgemeines Rechenzentrum former client) (Kunz Wallentin)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/20223-schoenherr-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-arz-s-sale-to-accenture

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BNBM's Joint Venture with Coal Mine and Thermal Power Plant Ugljevik

Beijing New Building Materials Plc. (Doklestic Repic & Gajin; Shihui Law Firm)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20003-doklestic-repic-gajin-advises-bnbm-on-eur-50-million-joint-venture-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MTEL Financing from UniCredit S.p.A. and Club of Banks

MTEL a.d. Banjaluka (borrower) (Loren Richards; Cvijanovic Advokati) 

 

UniCredit S.p.A. and other lenders, including Erste, NLB, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and their local subsidiaries (lenders) (Dentons; Dimitrijevic & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21170-dentons-and-dimitrijevic-partners-advise-on-financing-for-mtel-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Park Residence Financing by NLB

NLB d.d. (lender) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Crni Vrh (borrower) (DMB Legal; Selih & Partners)

N/A

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sportradar Acquisition of Majority Stake in Nsoft

Sportradar (buyer) (CMS)

 

Igor Krezic (seller) (Karanovic & Partners)

N/A

Bulgaria

BlackPeak Capital Investments Acquisition of Stake in Telelink Bulgaria

BlackPeak Capital Investments S.a.r.l. (buyer) (Addleshaw Goddard; Gugushev & Partners Law Office; Karanovic & Partners; Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz)

 

Telelink Bulgaria AD (seller) (relied on its in-house team)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21445-gugushev-partners-advises-blackpeak-capital-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-telelink-bulgaria

https://ceelegalmatters.com/a-closer-look/21842-a-closer-look-gugushev-partners-victor-gugushev-on-blackpeak-capital-acquisition-of-stake-in-telelink-bulgaria

Bulgaria

Helios Energy Invest’s Acquisition of Helios Projects

Helios Energy Invest AD (buyer) (Gugushev & Partners Law Office; Holman Fenwick Willan Switzerland)

 

H1 Venture Swiss Holding (seller) (Fieldfisher Law Office; Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov)

 

China Development Bank (project finance lender) (Spasov & Bratanov)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/20859-gugushev-partners-dgkv-and-spasov-bratanov-advise-on-helios-energy-invest-s-acquisition-of-helios-projects

Bulgaria

ResultsCX’s Acquisition of 60K

ResultsCX UK Limited (buyer) (CMS) 

 

The shareholders of Tillbase Holdings Ltd (seller) (Gugushev & Partners Law Office)

 

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/21432-gugushev-partners-advises-on-sale-of-60k-to-resultscx

Bulgaria

KKCG and Aricoma Group International Acquisition of Musala Soft

KKCG Group and Aricoma Group International AB (buyers) (Schoenerr)

 

Aricoma Group International AB (merger control) (Nedelka Kubac Advokati; PPG Lawyers)

 

Aricoma Group International AB (borrower) (Clifford Chance)

 

Musala Soft (sellers) (CMS)

 

Ceska Sporitelna, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka and Komercni Banka (financing) (Boyanov & Co.; Dentons; Polenak Law Firm; TM & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20820-schoenherr-advises-kkcg-and-aricoma-group-international-on-acquisition-of-musala-soft

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/21912-closing-kkcg-and-aricoma-group-international-acquisition-of-musala-soft-now-closed

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20963-dentons-polenak-boyanov-co-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-financing-for-kkcg-group-s-acquisition-of-musala-soft

Bulgaria

CTP’s Acquisition of Transcapital and Transcapital Ring Road

CTP (buyer) (CMS) 

 

Transcapital (seller) (KPMG Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/21289-cms-and-kpmg-legal-advise-on-ctp-acquisition-of-logistics-projects-from-andreew-investment-group

Bulgaria

Mondelez International's Acquisition of Chipita S.A. and Reorganization of Chipita EAD

Mondelēz International (buyer) (Boyanov & Co.; Clifford Chance; Zepos & Yannopoulos)

 

Chipita Global S.A. (seller) (Karatzas & Partners; Shearman & Sterling)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/17071-boyanov-co-advises-mondelez-international-on-acquisition-of-chipita

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/20854-closing-mondelez-international-s-acquisition-of-chipita-now-closed

Bulgaria

BioIVT’s Acquisition of Fidelis Research

BioIVT (buyer) (BDK Advokati; Boyanov & Co.; Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka; Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

 

Integrity Capital Investments (seller) (Hristov & Partners)

 

N/A - other shareholders (sellers) (Penkov Markov & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21207-boyanov-co-among-plethora-of-firms-advising-on-bioivt-s-acquisition-of-fidelis-research

Bulgaria

Nik Group's Acquisition of Parts of Yara International ASA’s Bulgarian and Romanian Businesses

Nik Group (buyer) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Yara International ASA (seller) (Boyanov & Co.; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20873-boyanov-co-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-yara-bulgaria-and-yara-digital-romania-to-nik-group

Bulgaria

Viva Corporate Bulgaria's Acquisition of Bulsatcom

Viva Corporate Bulgaria EOOD (buyer) (Kambourov & Partners; Squire Patton Boggs)

 

EBRD, the Bulgarian Development Bank, and funds managed by Blantyre Capital, BlackRock, and Integral Venture Capital (senior lenders) and Alvarez & Marsal Europe (administrators) (sellers) (Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov)

 

United Group Bulgaria EOOD (lender to the buyer) (Kambourov & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/21698-dgkv-and-kambourov-partners-advise-on-sale-of-bulsatcom-to-viva-corporate-bulgaria

Bulgaria

Kin + Carta’s Acquisition of Melon Group

Kin + Carta (buyer) (DWF; Kinstellar) 

 

Melon Group – Melon AD and Frakton (seller) (Kalo & Associates; PPG Lawyers; ODI Law)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/19392-kinstellar-and-ppg-lawyers-advise-on-kin-and-carta-s-acquisition-of-melon-group

Bulgaria

Payhawk’s USD 100 Million Series B Investment Round

Lightspeed Venture Partners (investor) (Goodwin Procter)

 

Earlybird Digital East (investor) (Gen Temizer Ozer; Kinstellar)

 

Payhawk (target) (Mishcon de Reya)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/19493-kinstellar-advises-earlybird-digital-east-on-payhawk-s-usd-100-million-series-b-extension

Bulgaria

RGreen Invest's EUR 140 Million Partnership with Renalfa

RGreen (investor) (Schoenherr)

 

Renalfa Solarpro Group (target) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Bulgaria

Kongsberg Digital’s Acquisition of InterConsult Bulgaria

Kongsberg Digital AS (buyer) (Deloitte Legal)

 

ICB founders Stoyan Dobrev and Atanas Dobrev (sellers) (Maconis; Yordanov and Dobrev)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/20251-deloitte-legal-advises-on-kongsberg-digital-s-acquisition-of-interconsult-bulgaria

Croatia

Zagrebacki Holding’s EUR 240 Million Loan From Syndicate of Banks

Erste&Steiermarkische Bank d.d., Nova hrvatska banka d.d, OTP banka d.d, Privredna banka Zagreb d.d., Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. and Zagrebacka banka d.d. (as lenders) (Miskovic & Miskovic)

 

Zagrebacki holding d.o.o. (as borrower) (Madirazza & Partners)

 

Croatia

SoftBank and Goldman Sachs Investment in Rimac

Goldman Sachs (investor) (Linklaters)

 

SoftBank (investor) (White & Case)

 

SoftBank and Goldman Sachs (investors) (Savoric & Partners)

 

Porche (joint venture partner of Rimac) (CMS)

 

Rimac (target) (Kunstek Halle & Simac; Latham & Watkins)

 

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/20178-cms-advises-porsche-on-new-eur-500-million-investment-round-for-rimac

Croatia

Studenac’s Acquisition of Lonia Trgovina

Studenac (buyer) (Savoric & Partners)

 

Lonia (seller) (Law Firm Planinic, Soljic and Partners)

 

Bank Pekao and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (financing) (Clifford Chance)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/20164-savoric-partners-and-planinic-soljic-and-partners-advise-on-studenac-s-acquisition-of-lonia-trgovina

Croatia

B2Holding’s Global Restructuring

PIMCO (senior lender) (Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Filip & Company; Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Linklaters; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

 

B2Holding ASA (borrower) (Clifford Chance; CMS)

N/A

Croatia

Enlight Renewable Energy’s Acquisition of SPVs Developing Four Solar Power Projects and One Wind Farm Project

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. (buyer) (Ilej & Partners in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners)

 

N/A (seller) (Marohnic Tomek & Gjoic)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/20657-ilej-partners-advises-enlight-on-acquisition-of-525-megawatt-renewables-portfolio-in-croatia

Croatia

Novasol Acquisitions of Three Travel Agencies

Novasol A/S (buyer) (Ilej & Partners in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners)

 

Istria Home d.o.o. (seller) (Korotaj Law Office)

 

Adria Luxury Rent d.o.o. (seller) (Bradvica Maric Wahl Cesarec Law Firm)

 

MEUS d.o.o. (seller) (Gjurgjan & Sribar Radic Law Firm)

N/A

Croatia

Pearl Infrastructure Capital’s Acquisition of A&A Bioenergy Viro

PEARL Infrastructure Capital (buyer) (Ilej & Partners in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners)

 

A&A Bioenergy Viro’s owners (sellers) (Batarelo, Dvojkovic, Vuchetich Law Firm)

N/A

Croatia

Jagex's Acquisition of Gamepires

Jagex (buyer) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Gamepires (seller) (Herbert Smith Freehills; Ostermann & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21880-ostermann-partners-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-gamepires-to-jagex

Croatia

EUR 126 Million Financing for Zadar Wind Farm

UniCredit’s Zagrebacka Banka, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (lenders) (CMS)

 

Taaleri Energia and Encro (borrowers) (Clifford Chance; Dominkovic and Osrecak Law Firm)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21066-clifford-chance-and-dominkovic-osrecak-advise-on-eur-126-million-financing-for-zadar-wind-farm

Croatia

Entain's Acquisition of SuperSport Group from Emma Capital

Entain Plc (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka; WH Partners)

 

Emma Capital (seller) (Dentons; GVZH Advocates; Lovric Novokmet & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/20817-dtb-and-lovric-novokmet-partneri-advise-on-entain-s-acquisition-of-supersport-group

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/21658-closing-entain-s-acquisition-of-supersport-group-from-emma-capital-now-closed

Croatia

CME’s Acquisition of RTL Croatia from RTL Germany

Central European Media Enterprises (buyer) ( Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Krehic & Partners)

 

RTL Germany (seller) (Wolf Theiss)

 

RTL Croatia (target) (Wolf Theiss)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/20170-krehic-partners-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-cme-s-acquisition-of-rtl-croatia

Croatia

TaskUS Acquisition of Croatian Heloo

TaskUS (buyer) (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Wolf Theiss)

 

Tomislav Plesa and Domagoj Makar (sellers) (Krehic & Partners, Mayer Brown)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20067-krehic-partners-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-heloo-to-taskus

Croatia

Andritz’ Acquisition of Djuro Djakovic TEP

Andritz AG (buyer) (Schoenherr)

 

Djuro Djakovic Termoenergetska Postrojenja d.o.o. (target) (Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac)

 

NordEnergoGrupp (seller) (N/A)

N/A

Croatia

Taavura Holdings' Acquisition of Renault Nissan Distribution Network in Croatia and Slovenia

Taavura Holdings Ltd. (buyer) Orehovec, Vinter, Kis, Simunovic

 

Renault Group (seller) DLA Piper

N/A

Czech Republic

Viamilk’s Merger with the Mleko.cz Cooperative

VIAMILK CZ (Weinhold Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/20274-weinhold-legal-advises-on-viamilk-and-moravian-morava-merger

Czech Republic

Ampersand Capital Partners’ Acquisition of GeneProof a.s.

Ampersand Capital Partners (buyer) (Goodwin Procter; Kinstellar)

 

GeneProof founders Radek Horvath and Milos Dendis (seller) (Dentons)

 

Valley Bank (financing) (Glatzova & Co; Sidley Austin)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/20245-dentons-and-glatzova-co-advise-on-geneproof-s-merger-with-alpc

Czech Republic

BHM Group’s Polish Retail Parks Portfolio Acquisition

BHM Group (buyer) (Schoenherr)

 

N/A (seller) (Linkers)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21620-schoenherr-advises-bhm-group-on-acquisition-of-polish-retail-parks-portfolio

Czech Republic

EP Logistics International’s Joint Venture with Slovenian Railways

EP Logistics International, a.s. / Energetický a průmyslový hoding, a.s. (Schoenherr)

 

Slovenian Railways (Jadek & Pensa)

N/A

Czech Republic

Syndicated Acquisition Financing for Sportisimo

Sportisimo, s.r.o. (borrower) (Dunovska & Partners)

 

Citibank Europe plc., Komercní banka, a.s., ceska sporitelna a.s., ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a.s. a Raiffeisenbank a.s. (lenders) (Baker McKenzie)

N/A

Czech Republic

Vista Equity Partners’ Acquisition of Citrix Systems

Vista Equity Partners (buyer) (Kinstellar; Kirkland & Ellis)

 

Evergreen Coast Capital (other investor) (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Debevoise & Plimpton)

 

Citrix Systems (seller) (Goodwin Procter)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/19271-kinstellar-advises-on-vista-and-evergreen-usd-16-5-billion-acquisition-of-citrix

Czech Republic

Plastic Omnium’s Acquisition of Varroc’s Automotive Lighting Systems

Plastic Omnium (buyer) (Bennani & Associes; Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez, Lefosse; Khaitan & Co.; Kinstellar; Linklaters; Paksoy) 

 

Varroc Engineering Limited (seller) (KP Law; PwC Legal; Willkie Farr & Gallagher)

 

Komercni Banka, Raiffeisenbank a.s., Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, and Ceska Sporitelna (lenders) (White & Case)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21312-kinstellar-pwc-legal-and-paksoy-advise-on-plastic-omnium-s-eur-520-million-acquisition-of-varroc-lighting-systems

Czech Republic

Mews' USD 185 Million Series C Round

Kinnevik (Goodwin Procter; Kinstellar)

 

Salesforce Ventures (existing investor) (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe)

 

Mews (Eldison)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21937-Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe-advises-salesforce-ventures-on-mews-s-series-c-funding-round

Czech Republic

Placement of Bonds Issued by EPH Financing

EPH Financing (relied on in-house counsel)

 

Ceska sporitelna, Komercni banka, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia (leading co-managers) (PRK Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21122-prk-partners-advises-banks-on-eph-financing-bond-issuance

Czech Republic

Allegro's Acquisition of Mall Group and WeDo from PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital

Allegro (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Savoric & Partners; Selih & Partners)

 

PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital (sellers) (White & Case)

 

Mall Group a.s. and WE|DO CZ s.r.o. (targets) (Srubar & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/18353-selih-partners-clifford-chance-savoric-partners-and-white-case-advise-on-allegro-s-acquisition-of-mall-group-and-wedo

Czech Republic

Relocation of SCS Software's Headquarters

SCS Software s.r.o. (leasee) (PRK Partners)

 

Passerinvest Group (lessor) (relied on in-house team)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/20734-prk-partners-advises-scs-software-on-relocating-prague-headquarters

Czech Republic

CVC Capital Partners Fund´s Takeover of Stock Spirits Group

CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII ( Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; PRK Partners)

 

Stock Spirits (seller) (Slaughter and May)

 

HSBC (financing agent and arranger) (CMS)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19617-prk-partners-advises-cvc-fund-on-takeover-of-stock-spirits-group

Czech Republic

J&T Arch Investments’ Acquisition of Shares in Moneta Money Bank from Petrus Advisers

J&T Arch Investments (buyer) (Kocian Solc Balastik)

 

Petrus Advisers (seller) (Dechert)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21986-ksb-advises-j-t-arch-investments-on-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-moneta-money-bank

Czech Republic

Adventum’s Acquisition of Tesco Retail Portfolio in Hungary and Czech Republic

Adventum (buyer) (Deloitte Legal; Humpfner Law Firm)

 

Tesco (seller) (Baker McKenzie; Wilsons)

 

Erste Bank Hungary, Erste Group Bank, OTP Bank Hungary (financing) (CMS)

N/A

Czech Republic

Vltava Philharmonic Project

Bjarke Ingels Group (Kocian Solc Balastik)

 

City of Prague (Havel & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21414-ksb-and-havel-partners-advise-on-vltava-philharmonic-project

Czech Republic

Yeong Chin Machinery’s Acquisition of Stake in Trimill

Yeong Chin Machinery (buyer) (Jones Day; Kocian Solc Balastik)

 

Trimill shareholders (sellers) (Havel & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/20710-ksb-advises-ycm-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-trimill

Czech Republic

Nej.cz Acquisition of Smart Comp

Nej.cz (buyer) (BBH)

 

Marek Bukal and Pavel Vavra (sellers) (Havel & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19017-havel-partners-and-bbh-advise-on-sale-of-smart-comp

Czech Republic

GIC’s Acquisition of 30% Stake in Cetin from PPF

GIC (Herbert Smith Freehills; Kinstellar)

 

PPF Group (BDK Advokati; Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; NautaDutilh; White & Case)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/18264-kinstellar-bdk-advokati-and-lakatos-koves-partners-advise-on-gic-s-acquisition-of-stake-in-cetin

Czech Republic

Muchalogy’s Planned Exhibition of Alphonse Mucha’s Work in Japan

Muchalogy s.r.o., BigMedia, spol. s r.o., and Richard Fuxa (Havel & Partners)

 

Sony Music Solutions (business partner of Muchalogy) (TMI Associates)

 

N/A (counterparty in Japan) (Haybusa Asuka Law Offices)

 

N/A

Czech Republic

Bain Capital Tech’s Acquisition of Shares in Ataccama

Bain Capital Tech (buyer) (Ropes & Gray; Wolf Theiss)

 

ATACCAMA Group SE (seller) (Deloitte Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/20415-wolf-theiss-advises-bain-capital-tech-opportunities-on-usd-150-million-investment-in-ataccama

Estonia

Mirova’s Investment in Sunly

Mirova (investor) (Ellex; Linklaters)

 

Sunly (target) (Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Sorainen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21362-sorainen-ellex-and-linklaters-advise-on-sunly-raising-eur-200-million

Estonia

BaltCap’s Acquisition of Rahva Raamat Bookstore Chain

BaltCap Private Equity Fund III (buyer) (Cobalt)

 

Rahva Raamat (seller) (Ellex)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/21367-cobalt-and-ellex-advise-on-baltcap-s-acquisition-of-rahva-raamat

Estonia

Sunly’s Acquisition of Polish Solar Power Developer Alseva

Sunly (buyer) (Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; TGS Baltic)

 

Anna Zagrajek (seller) (Ellex; Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/19145-rymarz-zdort-and-sk-s-advise-on-sale-of-alseva-group-to-sunly

Estonia

Luminor Bank’s Acquisition of Maksekeskus

Luminor Bank (buyer) (Sorainen)

 

Inbank, Omniva, Olsson & Nielsen Nordic, Maksekeskus CEO Art Lukas (sellers) (Cobalt)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19229-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-luminor-s-acquisition-of-maksekeskus

Estonia

Gren’s Acquisition of VKG

Gren group (buyer) (Ellex)

 

VKG Soojus (seller) (Cobalt)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/21730-cobalt-advises-on-sale-of-vkg-soojus-to-gren

Estonia

Livonia Partners’ Acquisition of Stake in Bestair and Zave Groups

Livonia Partners (buyer) (Cobalt)

 

Bestair and Zave Group shareholders (sellers) (Rask Attorneys-at-Law)

N/A

Estonia

E-Piim Tootmine Financing For New Dairy Plant

ING, EIB, and LHV Bank (borrowers) (Cobalt; Dentons)

 

AS E-Piim Tootmine (borrower) (Eversheds Sutherland)

N/A

Greece

Standard General's Acquisition of 32.9% Stake in Intralot S.A.

Standard General (buyer) (Fried Frank; Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm)

 

Intralot (seller) (Clifford Chance; Papapolitis Law Firm)

N/A

Greece

Mondelez International's Acquisition of Chipita S.A. and Reorganization of Chipita EAD

Mondelēz International (buyer) (Boyanov & Co.; Clifford Chance; Zepos & Yannopoulos)

 

Chipita Global S.A. (seller) (Karatzas & Partners; Shearman & Sterling)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/17071-boyanov-co-advises-mondelez-international-on-acquisition-of-chipita

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/20854-closing-mondelez-international-s-acquisition-of-chipita-now-closed

Greece

MORE's Acquisition of Anemos RES and Financing

MORE (buyer) (PotamitisVekris)

 

Ellaktor, Aktor Concessions and Anemos RES (sellers) (Karatzas & Partners)

 

MORE (borrower) (Zepos & Yannopoulos)

 

Eurobank S.A. (AKL; Lambadarios Law Firm; Watson Farley & Williams)

N/A

Greece

NN Group’s Acquisition of MetLife Operations in Poland and Greece

(De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak)

 

MetLife EU Holding Company Limited (seller) (CMS; Rokas)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/19864-soltysinski-kawecki-szlezak-advises-nn-group-on-acquisition-of-metlife-businesses

Hungary

Vienna Insurance Group's Acquisition of Aegon Insurance and Asset Management Business in Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Turkey

Vienna Insurance Group (buyer) (NautaDutilh; Paksoy; Wolf Theiss)

 

Aegon (seller) (Allen & Overy; RTPR)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/15315-rtpr-allen-overy-wolf-theiss-and-paksoy-advise-on-sale-of-aegon-s-business-in-romania-hungary-poland-and-turkey

Hungary

Establishment of Raiffeisen's Medium Term Note Program

Raiffeisen Bank (Clifford Chance; Wolf Theiss)

N/A

Hungary

OTP Bank’s Refinancing of Shareholder Loan for Veolia Environment

Veolia Environment (borrower) (relied on in-house team) 

 

OTP Bank (lender) (Wolf Theiss)

N/A

Hungary

Immofinanz Sale of Six Office Buildings in Budapest to S IMMO

Immofinanz (seller) (Oppenheim)

 

S IMMO (buyer) (Kinstellar)

 

UniCredit (financing) (DLA Piper)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/21998-kinstellar-and-oppenheim-advise-on-s-immo-acquisition-of-budapest-office-portfolio-from-immofinanz

Hungary

Doktor 24 Group’s Acquisition of DaVinci

Doktor24 Medicina Zrt. (buyer) (Jalsovszky)

 

DaVinci Kft. (seller) (FDP Law Firm)

N/A

Hungary

Adventum’s Acquisition of Tesco Retail Portfolio in Hungary and Czech Republic

Adventum (buyer) (Deloitte Legal; Humpfner Law Firm)

 

Tesco (seller) (Baker McKenzie; Wilsons)

 

Erste Bank Hungary, Erste Group Bank, OTP Bank Hungary (financing) (CMS)

N/A

Hungary

Egeria’s Acquisition of Isoplus from HFB Holding

Egeria (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Jalsovszky; Peollath)

 

Seller - HFB Holding (seller) (Clifford Chance)

N/A

Hungary

Wirtualna Polska’s Acquisition of the Szallas Group

Wirtualna Polska (buyer) (DLA Piper)

 

Szallas Group (target) (BLS-CEE; Jalsovszky)

 

PortfoLion Capital Partners and private individuals (sellers) (Baker McKenzie; Jalsovszky)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21053-dla-piper-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-wirtualna-polska-s-acquisition-of-szallas-group

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/21735-closing-wirtualna-polska-s-acquisition-of-szallas-group-now-closed

Hungary

Shanghai Electric Power’s Acquisition of PV Project in Hungary from ChintSolar Hungary Projects

Shanghai Electric Power Co. Ltd (buyer) (Schoenherr)

 

ChintSolar Hungary Projects B.V. (seller) (Kinstellar)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/22096-schoenherr-and-kinstellar-advise-on-shanghai-electric-power-acquisition-of-200-megawatt-pv-project-in-hungary

Hungary

MOL’s Acquisition of Lotos Paliwa

MOL (buyer) (CMS)

 

Grupa Lotos (seller) (Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19124-cms-and-rymarz-zdort-advise-on-mol-s-acquisition-of-petrol-stations-from-lotos

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19108-cms-and-rymarz-zdort-advise-on-rossi-biofuel-s-acquisition-of-lotos-biopaliwa

Hungary

Stellantis’s Acquisition of aiMotive

Stellantis (buyer) (Bird & Bird; Dentons; Noerr; VGG Associes)

 

aiMotive (seller) (Dentons)

 

Szechenyi Funds and Lead Ventures (sellers) (Baker McKenzie)

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/21675-baker-mckenzie-advises-szechenyi-funds-and-lead-ventures-on-exit-from-aimotive

Hungary

Groupama Gan REIM's Acquisition of Freedom Palace from LSGI

Groupama Gan REIM (buyer) (Dentons)

 

Societe Generale Immobiliere (seller) (Baker McKenzie)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/21324-Dentons-advises-groupama-gan-reim-on-acquisition-of-freedom-palace-in-budapest

Hungary

Orlen Unipetrol's Acquisition of Normbenz Magyarorszag from MOL

ORLEN Unipetrol (buyer) (Baker McKenzie)

 

MOL Group (seller) (CMS)

N/A

Hungary

United Petfood’s Acquisition of Cargill Production Facilities in Poland and Hungary

United Petfood (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Lakatos, Koves & Partners)

 

Cargill Group (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21768-clifford-chance-advises-united-petfood-on-acquisition-of-two-cargill-facilities-in-poland-and-hungary

Hungary

Snap’s Acquisition of SignAll Technologies

Snap International II Limited (buyer) (Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Latham & Watkins)

 

SignAll Technologies Informatikai Zrt. (Seller) (White Summers)

N/A

Hungary

Volta Energy Solutions Hungary's Syndicated Green Loan Facility from Raiffeisen Bank

Raiffeisen Bank Zrt (lender) (Dentons)

 

Volta Energy Solutions Hungary (borrower) (Kinstellar)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/20501-dentons-and-kinstellar-advise-on-usd-200-million-green-financing-for-volta

Hungary

Corvinus’ Acquisition of 45% of Aegon Magyarorszag Altalanos Biztosito, Aegon Asset Management, and Union VIG Biztosito

Corvinus Zrt. (buyer) (CMS)

 

Vienna Insurance Group (seller) (Dentons)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19627-dentons-and-cms-advise-on-vig-s-sale-of-stake-in-aegon-group-and-union-insurance-to-corvinus

Kosovo

NLB´s Acquisition of N Banka d.d. (previously Sberbank Banka d.d.)

Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (buyer) (Baros, Bicakcic & Partners; BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Knezovic & Associates; Prelevic Law Firm; Tasko Pustina)

 

Single Resolution Board (seller) (Allen & Overy; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

N/A

Kosovo

BEK's Acquisition of KS Siguria

Banka Ekonomike J.S.C (buyer) (RPHS Law)

 

KS Siguria (seller) (relied on in-house team)

N/A

Kosovo

Kin + Carta’s Acquisition of Melon Group

Kin + Carta (buyer) (DWF; Kinstellar) 

 

Melon Group – Melon AD and Frakton (seller) (Kalo & Associates; PPG Lawyers; ODI Law)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/19392-kinstellar-and-ppg-lawyers-advise-on-kin-and-carta-s-acquisition-of-melon-group

Kosovo

Yildirim Holding's Acquisition of Newco Ferronikeli Complex

Yildirim Holding (buyer) (CMS)

 

NKL Limited (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Latvia

SIA Tet Acquires 100% of Shares in SIA Telia Latvija

SIA Tet (buyer) (Deloitte Legal; TGS Baltic)

 

Telia (seller) (Ellex)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/18835-tgs-baltic-and-ellex-advise-on-tet-s-acquisition-of-telia-latvia-shares

Latvia

Pax8's Acquisition of TVG To Expand into Baltic Region

Pax8 / Resello B.V. (buyer) (TGS Baltic)

 

TVG's shareholders (sellers) (Cobalt)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/18950-tgs-baltic-and-cobalt-advise-on-pax8-s-acquisition-of-tvg

Latvia

Ignitis Group Enters Latvian RES Production Market with Acquisition of Three Projects

Ignitis Group (buyer) (Sorainen)

 

N/A (seller) (TGS Baltic)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/17695-sorainen-and-tgs-baltic-advise-on-ignitis-group-s-acquisition-of-three-wind-farm-projects-in-latvia

Latvia

GoCardless’s Acquisition of Nordigen

GoCardless (buyer) (Ellex)

 

Nordigen (target and seller) (Sorainen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/20509-ellex-and-sorainen-advise-on-gocardless-acquisition-of-nordigen

Latvia

Samsung C&T’s Investment in Forta Pro

Samsung C&T (investor) (Cobalt)

 

Forta Pro (target) (relied on in-house counsel)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/22027-cobalt-advises-samsung-c-t-on-investment-in-forta-pro

Latvia

Renta Group’s Acquisition of Uprent Group from BaltCap

Renta Group Oy (buyer) (Sorainen)

 

BaltCap Private Equity Fund II (seller) (Cobalt)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20459-sorainen-advises-ik-partners-and-renta-on-uprent-acquisition

Latvia

Indexo IPO

IPAS Indexo (issuer) (Eversheds Sutherland)

N/A

Lithuania

Kongsberg’s Acquisition of NanoAvionics

Kongsberg (buyer) (Arnold & Porter; Cobalt)

NanoAvionics and NanoAvionics Founders Vytenis Buzas and Linas Sargautis (target and minority shareholder sellers) (TGS Baltic)

 

AST & Science (majority shareholder sellers) (Ellex)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/20551-cobalt-tgs-baltic-and-ellex-advise-on-kongsberg-s-acquisition-of-nanoavionics

Lithuania

MEKO’s Acquisition of Koivunen

MEKO (buyer) (Cobalt; Hannes Snellman)

 

Koivunen Oy (seller) (KPMG Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20476-cobalt-advises-meko-on-koivunen-acquisition

Lithuania

Bertona Holdings Limited’s Acquisition of Vilniaus Prekyba

Bertona Holdings Limited (buyer) (Motieka & Audzevicius)

 

Mindaugas Marcinkevicius and related entities (Sorainen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/16617-motieka-audzevicius-obtains-eur-81-25-million-in-damages-for-vilniaus-prekyba

Lithuania

Vercom’s Acquisition of Mailerlite

Vercom S.A. (buyer) (Ellex; Gessel) 

 

Mlr grupe, UAB (seller) (Motieka & Audzevicius)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19861-motieka-audzevicius-gessel-and-ellex-advise-on-vercom-s-acquisition-of-mailerlite

Lithuania

Zabolis Partners’ Acquisition of Sviesa

Tavo mokykla, UAB (buyer) (Motieka & Audzevicius)

 

Sviesa (seller) (Glimstedt)

N/A

Lithuania

Novator Partners’ Investment in NordVPN

Novator Partners LLP (investor) (Ellex; White & Case)

 

Nord Security (target) (Cooley; NautaDutilh; TGS Baltic)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/the-buzz/21627-a-2020-familiar-vibe-in-lithuania-a-buzz-interview-with-ruta-armone-of-ellex

Lithuania

Snoras Bank Insolvency Administrator's Settlement Agreement with Julius Baer

BAB Bankas Snoras (Lalive Law Firm; TGS Baltic)

 

Julius Baer & Co Ltd (Borel & Barbey)

N/A

Moldova

Software Mind’s Acquisition of Code Factory

Software Mind sp.z.o.o. (buyer) (KWKR Konieczny Wierzbicki and Partners Law Firm; Schoenherr)

 

Code Factory Group (seller) (relied on in-house team)

N/A

Moldova

Hudl’s Acquisition of InStat

Hudl (buyer) (Gladei & Partners; Morgan Lewis)

 

InStat (seller) (Dentons)

N/A

Moldova

EBRD Loan to CET Nord

EBRD (lender) (relied on in-house counsel)

 

CET Nord (borrower) (Gladei & Partners)

N/A

Moldova

EFSE Loan to OTP Bank Moldova

EFSE (lender) (Gladei & Partners)

 

OTP Bank Moldova (borrower) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Montenegro

NLB´s Acquisition of N Banka d.d. (previously Sberbank Banka d.d.)

Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (buyer) (Baros, Bicakcic & Partners; BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Knezovic & Associates; Prelevic Law Firm; Tasko Pustina)

 

Single Resolution Board (seller) (Allen & Overy; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

N/A

Montenegro

BIG Shopping Centers’ Acquisition of Delta City Mall Podgorica from Hystead Limited

BIG Shopping Centers (buyer) (Karanovic & Partners)

 

Delta M CG doo Podgorica (seller) (CMS)

N/A (financing) (Dentons; NKO Partners; Zavisin Semiz & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/montenegro/19424-karanovic-partners-and-cms-advise-on-big-shopping-centers-acquisition-of-delta-city-mall-podgorica-from-hystead-limited

North Macedonia

KKCG and Aricoma Group International Acquisition of Musala Soft

KKCG Group and Aricoma Group International AB (buyers) (Schoenerr)

 

Aricoma Group International AB (merger control) (Nedelka Kubac Advokati; PPG Lawyers)

 

Aricoma Group International AB (borrower) (Clifford Chance)

 

Musala Soft (sellers) (CMS)

 

Ceska Sporitelna, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka and Komercni Banka (financing) (Boyanov & Co.; Dentons; Polenak Law Firm; TM & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20820-schoenherr-advises-kkcg-and-aricoma-group-international-on-acquisition-of-musala-soft

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/21912-closing-kkcg-and-aricoma-group-international-acquisition-of-musala-soft-now-closed

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20963-dentons-polenak-boyanov-co-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-financing-for-kkcg-group-s-acquisition-of-musala-soft

North Macedonia

Kin + Carta’s Acquisition of Melon Group

Kin + Carta (buyer) (DWF; Kinstellar) 

 

Melon Group – Melon AD and Frakton (seller) (Kalo & Associates; PPG Lawyers; ODI Law)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/19392-kinstellar-and-ppg-lawyers-advise-on-kin-and-carta-s-acquisition-of-melon-group

North Macedonia

JW Player’s Acquisition of Business from InPlayer

Longtail Ad Solutions, Inc. (buyer) (Cooley; Karanovic & Partners)

 

InPlayer (seller) (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Tosic and Jevtic Law Firm)

N/A

North Macedonia

Fortis Energetika’s Financing for Construction of PV Power Plant

Halk Banka AD (lender) (Karanovic & Partners)

 

Fortis Energetika (borrower) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Poland

Van der Vorm Vastgoed’s Acquisition of 291 Residential Units in Krakow Center

Van der Vorm Vastgoed Groep (buyer) (KWKR Konieczny Wierzbicki i Partnerzy)

 

Catella European Residential Investment Management (seller) (Clifford Chance)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21567-clifford-chance-and-kwkr-advise-on-crim-sale-of-warsaw-and-krakow-housing-assets

Poland

mBank's First STS Synthetic Securitisation in Poland

mBank (Clifford Chance)

 

UniCredit Bank (Linklaters)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/19657-clifford-chance-advises-mbank-on-sts-synthetic-securitization

Poland

Allegro's Acquisition of Mall Group and WeDo from PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital

Allegro (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Savoric & Partners; Selih & Partners)

 

PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital (sellers) (White & Case)

 

Mall Group a.s. and WE|DO CZ s.r.o. (targets) (Srubar & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/18353-selih-partners-clifford-chance-savoric-partners-and-white-case-advise-on-allegro-s-acquisition-of-mall-group-and-wedo

Poland

Expansion and Financing of Construction for Third DCT Terminal and Refinancing

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polish S.A., Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych BIS 2, BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (lenders) (Allen & Overy)

 

Baltic Hub sp. z o.o. and DCT Gdansk sp. z o.o. (borrowers) (Clifford Chacne

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21671-clifford-chance-advises-on-expansion-and-financing-of-construction-for-third-baltic-hub-terminal

Poland

CTP’s Acquisition of Logistics Portfolio from 7R

CTP (buyer) (White & Case)

 

7R (seller) (Crido Legal; Kancelaria Kurek Wojcik; Linklaters)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/20018-white-case-and-linklaters-advise-on-ctp-s-acquisition-of-real-estate-portfolio-from-7r

Poland

Aramco’s Acquisition of Refining, Wholesale, and Jet Fuel Marketing Segments from PKN Orlen

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (buyer) (Allen & Overy)

 

PKN Orlen (seller) (SMM Legal)

 

Grupa Lotos (PKN Orlen merger partner) (Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/18973-allen-overy-smm-legal-and-rymarz-zdort-advise-on-aramco-s-expansion-in-cee

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21791-closing-pkn-orlen-and-grupa-lotos-merger-aramco-transactions-now-closed

Poland

2Riders PSA PLN 1 Million Issuance

2Riders PSA (issuer) (Act Legal BSWW)

N/A

Poland

Develia’s Bond Public Offering

Develia S.A. (issuer) (Act Legal BSWW)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21928-act-bsww-advises-on-develia-bond-issuance

Poland

NEPI Rockcastle’s Acquisition of Forum Gdansk Shopping Center

NEPI Rockcastle (buyer) (Linklater)

 

Multi Veste 339 B.V. (seller) (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Greenberg Traurig)

 

Pekao and Unicredit (existing lenders) (Allen & Overy)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21888-greenberg-traurig-and-linklaters-advise-on-blackstone-s-sale-of-forum-gdansk-to-nepi-rockcastle

Poland

MOL’s Acquisition of Lotos Paliwa

MOL (buyer) (CMS)

 

Grupa Lotos (seller) (Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19124-cms-and-rymarz-zdort-advise-on-mol-s-acquisition-of-petrol-stations-from-lotos

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19108-cms-and-rymarz-zdort-advise-on-rossi-biofuel-s-acquisition-of-lotos-biopaliwa

Poland

NN Group’s Acquisition of MetLife Operations in Poland and Greece

(De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak)

 

MetLife EU Holding Company Limited (seller) (CMS; Rokas)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/19864-soltysinski-kawecki-szlezak-advises-nn-group-on-acquisition-of-metlife-businesses

Poland

AFI Europe’s Acquisition of 70% Stake in Towarowa 22 from EPP

AFI Europe (buyer) (CMS)

 

EPP (seller) (Dentons)

 

Echo Investment (JV) (Rymarz Zdort)

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/19589-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-afi-europe-s-acquisition-of-towarowa-22-from-epp

Poland

Qiagen’s Acquisition of 96% Stake in Blirt

Qiagen (buyer) (Wardynski & Partners) 

 

Blirt S.A. (seller) (WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/20001-wkb-advises-blirt-on-sale-of-shares-to-qiagen

Poland

INGKA’s Acquisition of Solar Farm and Wind Farm from OX2

INGKA Investments (buyer) (WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr)

 

OX2 (seller) (Allen & Overy)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/20191-wkb-and-allen-overy-advise-on-ingka-investments-acquisition-of-wind-and-solar-farms-from-ox2

Poland

Savills' Acquisition of Knight Frank Property Management Business

Savills Sp. z o.o. (buyer) (Kochanski & Partners)

 

Knight Frank (seller) (KPMG Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/21262-kochanski-partners-advises-savills-on-knight-frank-s-commercial-property-management-business-acquisition

Poland

Carrol Investments’ Acquisition of Havi Warehouses / Logistic Center

Carrol Investments (buyer) (Linklaters)

 

Havi Logistics (seller) (Kochanski & Partners)

N/A

Poland

Universal Fibers’ USD 250 Million Financing

TCW Asset Management Company (administrative agent and security agent) (Rymarz Zdort; Weil, Gotshal & Manges) 

 

Universal Fibers, Inc. (borrower) (Ropes & Gray; Kochanski & Partners)

N/A

Poland

XXXLutz Group's Acquisition of 50% Stake in Black Red White Group

XXX Lutz Group (buyer) (Cerha Hempel; Wardynski & Partners)

 

Black Red White Group (seller) (Olesinski & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20151-cerha-hempel-advises-xxxlutz-on-partnership-with-black-red-white

Poland

Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Acquisition of Curiosity Diagnostics

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (buyer) (Wardynski & Partners)

 

Scope Fluidics SA (seller) (Deloitte Legal)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/20760-wardynski-partners-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-bio-rad-laboratories-acquisition-of-curiosity-diagnostics

Poland

PKN Orlen’s Acquisition of Grupa Lotos

PKN Orlen S.A. (buyer) (Comapss Lexecon; Geradin Partners; Gide Loyrette Nouel; SMM Legal)

 

Grupa Lotos S.A. (seller) (Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/20738-closing-pkn-orlen-and-grupa-lotos-merger-now-closed

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8605-smm-legal-and-weil-advise-on-pkn-orlen-and-lotos-group-merger

Romania

Publicis Groupe's Acquisition of Tremend Software Consulting

Publicis Groupe (buyer) (DLA Piper)

 

Tremend Software Consulting SRL (target) (Jinga & Asociatii; Schinner & Shain; Sedlo Law Firm)

 

Ioan Cocan, Marius Hanganu and Bogdan Nitulescu (sellers) (Jinga & Asociatii)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19680-dla-piper-advises-on-publicis-groupe-s-tremend-software-takeover

Romania

Emona Capital’s Acquisition of a Minority Stake in Amber Studio

Emona Capital LLP (buyer) (Goodwin Procter; Wolf Theiss)

 

Amber Studio SA (seller) (Filip & Company)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/21271-wolf-theiss-and-filip-company-advise-on-emona-capital-s-investment-in-amber-studio

Romania

AFI's EUR 450 Million Refinancing of AFI Cotroceni, AFI Ploiesti, and AFI Brasov

AFI Group (borrower) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Erste Group Bank, Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank International, Raiffeisen Bank Romania, and Alpha Bank Romania (lenders) (Dentons)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21896-wolf-theiss-advises-afi-on-eur-450-million-credit-facility

Romania

Iulius Group’s EUR 410 Million Syndicated Financing

Iulius Group (borrower) (relied on in-house counsel)

 

A syndicate of banks, consisting of Erste Group Bank AG, Banca Comercială Română S.A., OTP Bank Nyrt, OTP Bank Romania S.A. and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (lenders) (Wolf Theiss)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/21037-wolf-theiss-advises-banks-on-eur-410-million-credit-facility-for-iulius-group

Romania

African Industries Group’s Acquisition of World Class

African Industries Group (buyer) (RTPR)

 

Resource Partners (seller) (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Stratulat Albulescu; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski (now Eversheds Sutherland))

 

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19802-stratulat-albulescu-and-rtpr-advise-on-sale-of-world-class-romania-to-aig

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20565-closing-resource-partners-and-world-class-romania-s-sale-of-world-class-to-the-african-industries-group-now-closed

Romania

Indotek Group’s Acquisition of All Shares in One Dorobanti Properties

Indotek Group (buyer) (Stratulat Albulescu)

 

Theodore McCann (seller) (The Law Chamber)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20420-stratulat-albulescu-and-the-law-chamber-advise-on-indotek-s-acquisition-of-one-victoriei-center

Romania

Druid AI’s USD 15 Million Series A Financing

DRUID AI (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Stratulat Albulescu)

 

Karma Ventures (investor) (Cobalt)

 

Hoxton Ventures (investor) (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo)

 

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20420-stratulat-albulescu-and-the-law-chamber-advise-on-indotek-s-acquisition-of-one-victoriei-center

Romania

Nik Group's Acquisition of Parts of Yara International ASA’s Bulgarian and Romanian Businesses

Nik Group (buyer) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Yara International ASA (seller) (Boyanov & Co.; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20873-boyanov-co-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-yara-bulgaria-and-yara-digital-romania-to-nik-group

Romania

Knauf Insulation's Acquisition of Gecsat Factory

Knauf Insulation Holding GmBh (buyer) (Reff & Associates)

 

Gecsat SA (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19907-reff-associates-advises-knauf-insulation-on-acquisition-of-gecsat-factory

Romania

Pearson’s Acquisition of Mondly from ATi Studios

Pearson (buyer) (DLA Piper)

 

ATi Studios (seller) (Kinstellar)

N/A

Romania

S Immo’s Acquisition of EXPO Business Park from Portland Trust

S Immo AG (buyer) (Kinstellar)

 

Portland Trust (seller) (PeliPartners0

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19769-kinstellar-advises-s-immo-on-acquisition-of-expo-business-park-from-portland-trust

Romania

Ameropa’s Acquisition of Stake in Agroind Cauaceu and Promat Comimpex

Ameropa Holding AG (buyer) (Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii)

 

Agroind Cauaceu and Promat Comimpex (sellers) (Kinstellar)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19057-pnsa-and-kinstellar-advise-on-ameropa-s-acquisition-of-stakes-in-two-agribusiness-distributors

Romania

Paval Holding's Acquisition of CA Immo's Romanian Portfolio

Paval Holding (buyer) (KPMG Legal)

 

CA Immo (seller) (Schoenherr)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/21681-schoenherr-and-kpmg-legal-advise-on-ca-immo-s-sale-of-romanian-portfolio-to-paval-holding

Romania

V-Ridium’s Acquisition of Solar Park from Samsung

V-Ridium Solar 45 and V-Ridium Renewables (buyers) (MPR Partners)

 

Samsung C&T Corporation (seller) (Herbert Smith Freehills; Schoenherr)

 

N/A (financing consortium) (CMS)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20276-mpr-partners-and-schoenherr-advise-on-v-ridium-s-acquisition-of-solar-park-from-samsung-c-t

Romania

Studium Green’s Acquisition of Cluj Commercial Center from Louis Delhaize

Studium Green (buyer) (Reff & Associates)

 

Louis Delhaize (seller) (Act Legal Botezatu Estrade Partners)

N/A

Romania

MAS Real Estate’s Acquisition of Six Shopping Centers from Prime Kapital

MAS Real Estate (buyer) (Reff & Associates)

 

PK Development One S.R.L., PK Denim S.R.L., PK Grizzly S.R.L., PK Bronze S.R.L., PK Vanilla S.R.L., PK Green S.R.L. (sellers) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Romania

Romgaz’ Acquisition of ExxonMobil’s 50% Stake in Neptun Deep

Romgaz (buyer) (Dentons; Suciu Popa)

 

ExxonMobil (seller) (Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19953-suciu-popa-dentons-and-nndkp-advise-on-romgaz-acquisition-of-exxonmobil-subsidiary

Romania

PepsiCo’s Acquisition of 20% of Aqua Carpatica

PepsiCo (buyer) (DWF; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen)

 

Jean Valvis (seller) (RTPR)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20752-rtpr-advises-on-aqua-carpatica-and-pepsico-strategic-partnership

Romania

IMG's Acquisition of Mutua Madrid Open and Acciona Open de Espana from Tiriac Group

IMG UK and Endeavor (buyers) (Latham & Watkins)

 

Tiriac Group (seller) (Filip & Company; Linklaters; Michael Kyprianou & Co; Prolaw Abogados)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/19633-filip-company-advises-tiriac-group-on-sale-of-mutua-madrid-open-and-acciona-open-de-espana

Romania

Arval Romania’s Acquisition of Part of Operational Leasing Activity of BCR Fleet Management

Arval Service Lease Romania S.R.L. (buyer) (RTPR)

 

BCR Fleet Management S.R.L. (seller) (Filip & Company)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/20237-filip-company-and-rtpr-advise-on-sale-of-part-of-bcr-fleet-management-to-arval-romania

Romania

Green Group’s EUR 127 Million Financing

UniCredit Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Banca Comerciala Romana, ING Bank, and OTP Bank Romania SA (lenders) (Filip & Company; Linklaters) 

 

Green Group (borrower) (Clifford Chance)

https://www.ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19895-clifford-chance-and-filip-company-advise-on-eur-127-million-financing-for-green-group

Serbia

NLB´s Acquisition of N Banka d.d. (previously Sberbank Banka d.d.)

Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (buyer) (Baros, Bicakcic & Partners; BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Knezovic & Associates; Prelevic Law Firm; Tasko Pustina)

 

Single Resolution Board (seller) (Allen & Overy; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

N/A

Serbia

Lafarge's Acquisition of Serbian Aggregate/Concrete Producers

Lafarge (buyer) (SOG Law Firm)

 

Promax (seller) (Milosevic Law)

 

Stonewall (seller) (Branislav Grujic Law Office)

 

Teko Mining (seller) (Parivodic Lawyers)

 

N/A

Serbia

B2Holding’s Global Restructuring

PIMCO (senior lender) (Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Filip & Company; Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Linklaters; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

 

B2Holding ASA (borrower) (Clifford Chance; CMS)

N/A

Serbia

TS Ventures, DSI, and Startup Wise Guys Investment in OTA Sync

TS Ventures, DSI, and Startup Wise Guys (investors) (WM Equity Partners)

 

OTA Sync (target) (Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/20388-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-ota-sync-on-investment-from-ts-ventures-dsi-and-startup-wise-guys

Serbia

Catalyst Romania and 3TS Capital Partners Investment in Hunch

Catalyst Romania and 3TS Capital Partners (investors) (Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office)

 

Hunch (relied on in-house counsel)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/20167-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-catalyst-and-3ts-on-investment-in-serbia-s-hunch

Serbia

Titan Cementara and Stari Silo Merger

Titan Cementara (Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office)

 

Stari Silo (Zivkovic Samardzic Law Office)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/21105-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-on-titan-cementara-and-stari-silo-merger

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/a-closer-look/21218-a-closer-look-zivkovic-samardzic-s-igor-zivkovski-on-titan-cementara-and-stari-silo-merger

Serbia

RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria’s Acquisition of Patent Co.

RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG (buyer) (Wolf Theiss

 

Radivoje Perovic and Miodrag Perovic (sellers) (Jankovic Popovic Mitic)

 

Abris Capital Partners (seller) (Karanovic & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19238-karanovic-partners-jpm-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-patent-co-to-rwa

Serbia

GlobalGlass’s Acquisition of Srpska Fabrika Stakla

GlobalGlass AG (buyer) (Karanovic & Partners)

 

Srpska Fabrika Stakla AD (seller) (Manic-Gojic)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/21868-karanovic-partners-and-manic-gojic-advise-on-globalglass-acquisition-of-srpska-fabrika-stakla

Serbia

Viterra’s Acquisition of Gavilon from Marubeni

Viterra (buyer) (Gecic Law; Sidley Austin)

 

Marubeni (seller) (Jones Day)

N/A

Serbia

Kinross Gold Corporation Option Agreement with Mundoro in Serbia’s Mining Sector

Kinross Gold Corporation (buyer) (Gecic Law)

 

Mundoro (seller) (NKO Partners)

N/A

Serbia

Arena Channels’ Acquisition of Regional Rights to Broadcast Premier League Football

Arena Channels Group (buyer) (Gecic Law)

 

Premier League (seller) (DLA Piper)

N/A

Serbia

LynxCap Investment’s Acquisition of Portfolio of Receivables and Real Estate from Nova Ljubljanska Banka

LynxCap Investment AG (buyer) (Vukovic & Partners)

 

Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. (seller) (BOPA Bojanovic & Partners)

N/A

Serbia

Recticel’s Acquisition of Trimo from Innova Capital

Recticel NV/SA (buyer) (BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners)

 

Innova Capital (seller) (Jadek & Pensa; Prica & Partners; Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19644-rymarz-zdort-jadek-pensa-and-prica-partners-advise-on-innova-capital-s-sale-of-trimo-to-recticel

Serbia

MVM’s Acquisition of Stake in Energotehnika Juzna Backa and Elektromontaza Kraljevo from Maneks

MVM Group (buyer) (Kinsteller)

 

Maneks Group (seller) (Zdravkovic & Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19626-kinstellar-and-zdravkovic-partners-advise-on-mvm-acquisition-of-stakes-in-serbian-utility-construction-companies

Serbia

Ivicom Energy’s EUR 155 Million Financing for Krivaca Power Plant

Erste Group Bank AG, as lead arranger, and lenders Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Bank AD Novi Sad, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Banka AD Beograd, Nova Ljubljanska Banka dd Ljubljana, NLB Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd and Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB) (lenders) (Dentons; MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep; Selih & Partners; Stelios Americanos & Co; Zavisin Semiz & Partners)

 

Ivicom Energy (borrower) (Ulcar & Partnerji)

 

Mk Group and Alfi Green Energy Fund (sponsors) ((Ulcar & Partnerji)

 

Axpo Solutions (electricity off-taker) (Karanovic & Partners; Wenger Vieli)

 

Nordex Energy (turbine supplier/installer) (Doklestic Repic & Gajin)

N/A

Slovakia

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Minit

Microsoft (buyer) (Reed Smith)

 

Minit (target) (Majernik & Mihalikova)

 

Minit Shareholders (seller) (Dentons; Majernik & Mihalikova)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/19691-dentons-advises-on-sale-of-minit-to-microsoft

Slovakia

NN Group’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Finportal from Arca Investment and Rudolf Adam

NN Group (buyer) (Kinstellar) 

 

Finportal (target) (Majernik & Mihalikova)

 

Rudolf Adam (seller) (Majernik & Mihalikova)

 

Arca Investment (seller) (AG Legal; Dentons)

https://www.ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/19782-kinstellar-majernik-mihalikova-dentons-and-ag-legal-advise-on-nn-group-s-acquisition-of-majority-share-in-finportal

Slovakia

Pro Partners Holding's Acquisition of Stake in AquaCity Poprad Waterpark Resort from Letheby & Sons

Pro Partners Holding (Bluevision, s. r. o., Pro Partners Holding, a.s., SIBAREAL, s.r.o., Bluepack, s.r.o) (buyers) (Kinstellar)

 

Letheby & Sons Limited (seller) (MCL)

N/A

Slovakia

ZFP Investments’ Acquisition of Blumental Office Buildings from Corwin

ZFP Investments (buyer) (Havel & Partners)

 

Corwin (seller) (Dentons)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20876-havel-partners-and-dentons-advise-on-zfp-investments-acquisition-of-blumental-offices-project-from-corwin

Slovakia

Hedin Group’s Acquisition of Motor-Car Group from Wiesenthal Autohandels AG

Hedin Group (buyer) ( Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; PRK Partners)

 

Wiesenthal Autohandels AG (seller) (Schoenherr)

N/A

Slovakia

Sport Vision’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in A3 Sport Group

Sport Vision Group (buyer)

 

A3 Sport shareholders (sellers) (Kinstellar)

N/A

Slovakia

Banking Cash Management Joint Venture Between Five Slovak Banks

VUB, Slovenska sporitelna, Tatra banka, 365.bank, CSOB (HKV Law Firm; Nedelka Kubac Advokati)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/20858-nka-advises-on-five-slovak-banks-jv-ec-approval

Slovakia

ViridiusLAB Acquisition of Chiranalab and SES Inspekt

ViridiusLAB AG (buyer) (HKV Law Firm)

 

Chirana Group (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

 

SES (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Slovakia

Contera Group’s Acquisition of Land

Contera Group (buyer) (HKV Law Firm)

 

N/A (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Slovakia

Financing for Penta Hospitals International

Komercni banka Slovakia (mandated lead arranger) (Dentons)

 

Tatra banka (lead arranger) (Dentons)

 

Slovenska sporitelna, Ceska sporitelna, CSOB, CSOB Financna skupina, UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., ING (lenders) (Dentons)

N/A

Slovakia

Cube Infrastructure Fund III Acquisition of MVV Energie CZ

Cube Infrastructure Managers (buyer) (DLA Piper)

 

MVV Energie AG (seller) (Eversheds Sutherland)

 

Komercni banka, a.s. and Kommunalkredit Austria AG (financing) (Allen & Overy)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21820-dla-piper-advises-cube-infrastructure-managers-on-acquisition-of-mvv-energie-cz

Slovakia

VUB’s Acquisition of Stake in VUB Generali DSS

Vseobecna uverova banka, a.s (VUB) (buyer) (Allen & Overy)

 

Generali (seller) (Barger Prekop)

N/A

Slovakia

Vivalto Sante’s Acquisition of Europe-Based Hospital Businesses Including Pro Diagnostic Group from Centene

Vivalto Sante Investissement SAS (buyer) (Latham & Watkins)

 

Centene Corporation (seller) (Garrigues; Havel & Partners)

N/A

Slovakia

Cronos Optima and SIRS Acquisition of Shopping Mall Optima from Atrium

Cronos Optima (buyer) (Taylor Wessing) 

 

SIRS (buyer) (Krnac Koncok & Partners)

 

Atrium European Real Estate (seller) (Clifford Chance)

 

N/A (lenders) (Dentons)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/20330-clifford-chance-advises-atrium-on-sale-of-optima-kosice

Slovenia

NLB´s Acquisition of N Banka d.d. (previously Sberbank Banka d.d.)

Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d. (buyer) (Baros, Bicakcic & Partners; BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Knezovic & Associates; Prelevic Law Firm; Tasko Pustina)

 

Single Resolution Board (seller) (Allen & Overy; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

N/A

Slovenia

B2Holding’s Global Restructuring

PIMCO (senior lender) (Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Filip & Company; Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Linklaters; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

 

B2Holding ASA (borrower) (Clifford Chance; CMS)

N/A

Slovenia

Phoenix Group’s Acquisition of McKesson Europe, Including Kemofarmacija

Phoenix Group (buyer) (A&L Goodbody; Chiomnenti; Cuatrecasas; Gardetto; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Gleiss Lutz; Loyens & Loeff; Schoenherr; Walless)

 

McKesson Europe (seller) (Linklaters; Selih & Partners)

N/A

Slovenia

Telefonica Tech’s Acquisition of BE-Terna

Telefonica Tech (buyer) (Clifford Chance; Deloitte Legal)

 

Deutsche Private Equity (sellers) (Gutt Olk Feldhaus; Poellath

 

Slovenia

Oaktree Capital Management’s Acquisition of InterBlock

Oaktree Capital Management LP (buyer) (Kirkland & Ellis; CMS)

 

InterBlock (seller) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Slovenia

Park Residence Financing by NLB

NLB d.d. (lender) (Wolf Theiss)

 

Crni Vrh (borrower) (DMB Legal; Selih & Partners)

N/A

Slovenia

Porton Pharma Solutions Entry Into Slovenia

Porton Pharma Solutions Ltd. (buyer) (Deloitte Legal)

 

Novartis Group (seller) (Usenicnik Zagar Law Firm)

N/A

Slovenia

Pintaluba’s Acquisition of Lek Veterina

Pintaluba Group (buyer) (Deloitte Legal)

 

Lek Veterina shareholders (sellers) (ODI Law)

N/A

Slovenia

Alfi PE’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Merkur Trgovina from HPS Investment Partners, Integral Venture Partners, ECM Partners, and LCN Partners

Alfi PE (buyer) (Simon Gabrijelcic Law Firm)

 

Merkur Trgovina d.o.o. (target) (Jadek & Pensa)

 

HPS Investment Partners (UK) LLP, Integral Venture Partners, ECM Partners (sellers) (Ketler & Partners, member of Karanovic; Slaughter and May)

 

LCN Partners (seller) (Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners)

N/A

Slovenia

Textron’s Acquisition of Pipistrel Group

Textron Inc. (Ketler & Partners, member of Karanovic; Latham & Watkins)

 

Pipistrel Group (seller) (Fabiani Petrovic Jeraj Rejc; Matija Premrl Law Office)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/19613-fabiani-petrovic-jeraj-rejc-and-ketler-partners-advise-on-sale-of-pipistrel-to-textron

Slovenia

Slovenske Zeleznice’s Acquisition of 50% of Nomago

Slovenske Zeleznice d.o.o. (buyer) (Ferrari, Pedeferri, Boni Law Firm; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Madirazza & Partners)

 

Adventura Investments d.d. (seller) (Brezovec Law Firm)

N/A

Slovenia

Recticel’s Acquisition of Trimo from Innova Capital

Recticel NV/SA (buyer) (BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners)

 

Innova Capital (seller) (Jadek & Pensa; Prica & Partners; Rymarz Zdort)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/19644-rymarz-zdort-jadek-pensa-and-prica-partners-advise-on-innova-capital-s-sale-of-trimo-to-recticel

Slovenia

Taavura Holdings' Acquisition of Renault Nissan Distribution Network in Croatia and Slovenia

Taavura Holdings Ltd. (buyer) Orehovec, Vinter, Kis, Simunovic

 

Renault Group (seller) DLA Piper

N/A

Slovenia

Ivicom Energy’s EUR 155 Million Financing for Krivaca Power Plant

Erste Group Bank AG, as lead arranger, and lenders Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Bank AD Novi Sad, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Banka AD Beograd, Nova Ljubljanska Banka dd Ljubljana, NLB Komercijalna Banka AD Beograd and Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB) (lenders) (Dentons; MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep; Selih & Partners; Stelios Americanos & Co; Zavisin Semiz & Partners)

 

Ivicom Energy (borrower) (Ulcar & Partnerji)

 

Mk Group and Alfi Green Energy Fund (sponsors) ((Ulcar & Partnerji)

 

Axpo Solutions (electricity off-taker) (Karanovic & Partners; Wenger Vieli)

 

Nordex Energy (turbine supplier/installer) (Doklestic Repic & Gajin)

N/A

Slovenia

Multijurisdictional Securitization of Collaterals in Cineworld Group

N/A (Cineworld creditors) Arnold & Porter; Andersen; Rutland & Partners; Kambourov & Partners; Senica & Partners; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

 

Cineworld Group plc (borrower) Kirkland & Ellis; Slaughter and May

N/A

Turkey

SDT Uzay IPO

SDT Uzay & Savunma Teknolojileri A.S. (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/22045-baseak-advises-sdt-uzay-savunma-teknolojileri-on-ipo

Turkey

Flutter’s Acquisition of Sisal S.p.A from CVC Capital Partners

Flutter Entertainment PLC (buyer) (Arthur Cox; Pekin & Pekin) 

 

Sisal S.p.A (seller) (Egemen Law Firm; Latham Watkins)

N/A

Turkey

Brisa’s Acquisition of Arvento M2M Elektronik Sistemler

Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (buyer) (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership; Nazim & Co Lawyers and Consultants)

 

Arvento M2M Elektronik Sistemler Sanayi Ticaret (seller) (Gen Temizer Ozer)

N/A

Turkey

Schottel's Acquisition of Majority Stake in ELKON from Veradeniz

Schottel Industries GmbH (buyer) (KP Law)

 

Veradeniz Yonetim Danismanlik ve Yatirim Hizmetleri (seller) (Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/19708-kp-law-and-pelister-atayilmaz-enkur-advise-on-schottel-s-acquisition-of-elkon

Turkey

Figopara’s USD 11 Million Investment Round

L2G Ventures (investor) (Nazali)

 

Sabanici Ventures and TKYB Sermaye Fonu (investors) (Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership)

 

Logo Yazilim (investor) (Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli)

 

Eczacibasi (investor) (BTS & Partners)

 

Figopara (target) (Gokce Attorney Partnership)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/21377-baseak-nazali-kolcuoglu-demirkan-kocakli-and-gokce-advise-on-figopara-s-usd-11-million-investment-round

Turkey

Refinancing of DFDS Group Companies' Facilities by Five Nordic Banks

DFDS Denizcilik ve Tasimacilik A.S. (resigning guarantor under Addendum No. 6 and as original borrower under the New Facilities Agreement) (Pekin & Pekin)

 

Trieste New Holdco Denizcilik ve Tasimacilik A.S., Trieste Holdco Denizcilik ve Tasimacilik A.S., and Trieste Midco Denizcilik ve Tasimacilik A.S. (resigning guarantors under the Addendum No. 6) (Pekin & Pekin)

 

Danske Bank A/S, Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Norge, Nykredit Bank A/S, Skandinaviska Enskilde Banken AB, and Jyske Bank A/S (original lenders under both Addendum No. 6 and the New Facilities Agreement) (Kromann Reumert; Pekin & Pekin)

N/A

Turkey

Financial Lease of Aircraft by MNG Havayollari from SAF Baiyun

SAF Baiyun (lessor) (Pekin & Pekin)

 

MNG Havayollari ve Tasimacilik A.S. (lessee) (Herguner Bilgen Ozeke)

N/A

Turkey

Ferrovial’s Acquisition of Dalaman Airport

Ferrovial Aeropuertos Espana, S.A (buyer) (Esin Attorney Partnership, member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

 

YDA Havalimani Yatirim ve Isletme A.S. (Gudunz Law Office)

N/A

Turkey

Eczacibasi’s Acquisition of Gensenta from Amgen

Eczacibasi Group (buyer) (Akol Law Firm)

 

Eczacibasi Group (financing) (Moral, Kinikoglu, Pamukkale, Kokenek)

 

Amgen Inc. (seller) (Esin Attorney Partnership, member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/21555-akol-law-and-esin-attorney-partnership-advise-on-eczacibasi-acquisition-of-gensenta-from-amgen

Turkey

Torunlar Group’s Acquisition of 50% Stake in the AKCEZ JV

Torunlar Group (buyer) (Gen Temizer Ozer; Kinstellar)

 

CEZ Group (seller) (Pekin Bayar Mizrahi; Skils)

 

Akkok Group (JV partner) (Cakmak)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20764-kinstellar-gen-temizer-ozer-and-skils-advise-on-torunlar-group-s-acquisition-of-50-stake-in-akcez

Turkey

Dream Games’ USD 255 Million Series C Investment Round

Black Rock (investor) (Ashurst)

 

Index Ventures (investor) (Goodwin Procter)

 

Dream Games (target) (Gen Temizer Ozer; Kinstellar; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/19128-kinstellar-and-gen-temizer-ozer-advise-dream-games-on-series-c-investment-round

Turkey

Payhawk’s USD 100 Million Series B Investment Round

Lightspeed Venture Partners (investor) (Goodwin Procter)

 

Earlybird Digital East (investor) (Gen Temizer Ozer; Kinstellar)

 

Payhawk (target) (Mishcon de Reya)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/19493-kinstellar-advises-earlybird-digital-east-on-payhawk-s-usd-100-million-series-b-extension

Turkey

Victoria PLC's Acquisition of B3 Ceramics (Graniser Seramik) from Bancroft 3LP and EBRD

Victoria PLC and Victoria Midco Holdings Limited (buyer) (Brown Rudnick; Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur)

 

Bancroft 3LP and EBRD (seller) (Karatas Yildiz Borovali; MinterEllison)

 

N/A (target’s lenders) (GKC Partners)

N/A

Turkey

Aluflexpack’s Acquisition of 80% Stake in Teko Aluminyum Sanayi

Aluflexpack AG and Arimpeks Aluminyum Sanayi Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S. (buyer) (Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur)

 

Arimpeks Aluminyum Sanayi Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S. (seller) (Egemenoglu Law Firm)

N/A

Turkey

QNB Finansbank's Acquisition of 51% Stake in Cigna Saglik Hayat ve Emeklilik

QNB Finansbank (buyer) (Verdi Law Firm)

 

Cigna Nederland Gamma B.V. (seller) (Pelister Atayilmaz Enkur)

N/A

Turkey

QIA’s Acquisition of 20% Stake in D.ream International from Dogus Group

Qatar Investment Authority (buyer) (Linklaters; Paksoy)

 

Dogus Group (seller) (Mishcon de Reya)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/20475-linklaters-and-paksoy-advise-qia-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-d-ream-international

Turkey

IHC’s Acquisition of Kalyon Enerji

W Solar Investment LLC (buyer) (Norton Rose Fulbright; Pekin Bayar Mizrahi)

 

International Energy Holding (seller) (GKC Partners)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/20803-norton-rose-fulbright-pekin-bayar-mizrahi-and-gkc-partners-advise-on-ihc-s-acquisition-of-kalyon-enerji

Turkey

Accelerated Book Building for Pegasus Shares by Esas Holding

Esas Holding A.S. (GKC Partners)

N/A

Ukraine

Oschadbank Financing for Naftogaz

JSC Naftogaz (borrower) (Aequo; Integrites;  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)

 

Oschadbank (lender) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Ukraine

Ukraine’s Consensual Deferral of External Debt Worth Over USD 25 Billion

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Private Joint Stock Company “National Power Company “Ukrenergo”, and the State Road Agency of Ukraine (issuers) (Avellum; White & Case)

 

J.P. Morgan Securities plc. (Latham & Watkins; Sayenko Kharenko)

 

BNY Mellon (the trustee under certain instruments within the perimeter) (Hogan Lovells)

 

Amia Capital (one of the holders of Ukraine’s Eurobonds within the perimeter) (Weil, Gotshal & Manges)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/20931-avellum-advises-on-ukraine-s-consensual-deferral-of-external-debts

Ukraine

Establishment of American University Kyiv

Managing partners of American University Kyiv (Avellum; Jenner & Block)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/20991-avellum-advises-on-launch-of-american-university-kyiv

Ukraine

Kyivstar’s Acquisition of Controlling Stake in Helsi

PJSC Kyivstar (DLA Piper; Kinstellar)

 

Helsi's shareholders and management (sellers) (Sayenko Kharenko)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/20825-kinstellar-advises-kyivstar-on-helsi-acquisition

Ukraine

Financings For Reconstruction of Shopping Malls in Ukraine

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and KUKE S.A. (lenders) (CMS)

 

LLC TRC Nikolsky and LLC Martin (borrowers) (relied on in-house counsel)

N/A

Ukraine

Germany’s Acquisition of 99% of Uniper Group

German Government (buyer) (CMS;  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)

 

Uniper (issuer/seller) (CMS)

N/A

Ukraine

Ukrainian Railways’ Consent Solicitations for USD 895 Million Loan Participation Notes

JSC Ukrainian Railways (solicitant) (Asters; Dechert)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/22120-wardynski-partners-and-gww-legal-advise-on-nouryon-acquisition-of-adob-fertilizers

Ukraine

Canada's CAD 1.95 Billion Loan to Ukraine

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada (lender) (Ladner Gervais; Sayenko Kharenko)

 

Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (borrower) (Avellum; White & Case)

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/20881-avellum-advises-ministry-of-finance-of-ukraine-on-loans-extended-by-italy-and-canada

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/avellum/19977-avellum-advises-the-ministry-of-finance-of-ukraine-on-sovereign-loan-from-canada

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