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We’re excited to announce the shortlisted deals for the 2022 CEE Deals of the Year Awards, recognizing the largest and most important deals in Central and Eastern Europe!

The CEE Deals of the Year Awards have been granted since 2017 by CEE Legal Matters – the leading source of news and information about the lawyers and legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe – to celebrate the transactions, financings, IPOs, and other deals that underpin growth throughout the region, as well as the lawyers and law firms who make them happen.

The shortlists are based on the Country Selection Committees’ votes on all the deals nominated across CEE – a full list of which is available here. There are more than three shortlisted deals in cases where there was a perfect tie in the votes scores of several deals.

The winners will be selected by a Final Selection Committee and announced at the annual CEE Deals of the Year Banquet scheduled for April 25, 2023, in Istanbul. More information about the awards and the banquet can be found here. We’re particularly excited that this year's Gala Dinner will also host all the General Counsel attending the 2023 CEELM Regional GC Summit – co-hosted by Slaughter and May and Reed Smith.

Without further ado, the shortlists for the 2022 CEE Deals of the Year are listed (in no particular order) below:

Albania:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

Yildirim Holding's Acquisition of Albchrome Holding

Yildirim Holding (buyer) (CMS)

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

N/A

 

Austria:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

Sportradar Acquisition of Majority Stake in Nsoft

Sportradar (buyer) (CMS)

 

Igor Krezic (seller) (Karanovic & Partners)

N/A

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

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

 

Bulgaria

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Croatia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Czech Republic:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

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

 

Estonia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

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

 

Greece:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Hungary:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

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

Orlen Unipetrol's Acquisition of Normbenz Magyarorszag from MOL

ORLEN Unipetrol (buyer) (Baker McKenzie)

 

MOL Group (seller) (CMS)

N/A

 

Kosovo:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

BEK's Acquisition of KS Siguria

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

 

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

N/A

Yildirim Holding's Acquisition of Newco Ferronikeli Complex

Yildirim Holding (buyer) (CMS)

 

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

N/A

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

 

Latvia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

Indexo IPO

IPAS Indexo (issuer) (Eversheds Sutherland)

N/A

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

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

 

Lithuania:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

Zabolis Partners’ Acquisition of Sviesa

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

 

Sviesa (seller) (Glimstedt)

N/A

 

Moldova:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

EBRD Loan to CET Nord

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

 

CET Nord (borrower) (Gladei & Partners)

N/A

EFSE Loan to OTP Bank Moldova

EFSE (lender) (Gladei & Partners)

 

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

N/A

 

Montenegro:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Poland:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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 Chance)

 

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

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

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

NN Group (buyer) (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

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

 

Romania:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

 

Serbia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

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

 

Slovakia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

VUB’s Acquisition of Stake in VUB Generali DSS

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

 

Generali (seller) (Barger Prekop)

N/A

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

 

Slovenia:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

Oaktree Capital Management’s Acquisition of InterBlock

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

 

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

N/A

 

Turkey:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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

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

 

Ukraine:

Deal Title

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

CEELM Coverage (if available)

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

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

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



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