CMS Sofia has successfully represented Xylem in settling a dispute with a Bulgarian hydropower producer before the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
CMS Advises Constantia Flexibles on Drukpol Flexo Acquisition
CMS has advised the Constantia Flexibles group on its acquisition of Drukpol Flexo in Poland.
Nyerges & Partners Advises Shikun and Binui Energy on EUR 40.5 Million PV Project Financing from Raiffeisen Bank
Nyerges & Partners has advised Shikun and Binui Energy on a EUR 40.5 million loan from Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisen Bank Romania for a 70-megawatt photovoltaic project in Satu Mare. CMS reportedly advised Raiffeisen Bank.
CMS and E+H Advise on DPE Deutsche Private Equity Sale of VTU Group to Altor Fonds
CMS has advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity on the sale of its stake in the VTU Group to winning bidder Altor Fonds. Milbank and E+H advised Altor Fonds.
CMS and KPMG Law Advise on ABB E-mobility Investment in Payuca
CMS has advised Swiss ABB E-mobility AG on its Series A investment into Austrian property technology company Payuca. KPMG Law advised Payuca.
The Debrief: March 2023
In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and stay up to date with the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.
Building Resilience: Ukrainian Law Firms One Year into the War
As Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine hit the one-year mark, we asked Ukrainian law firms how they adjusted to the new circumstances, how their mandates and teams have evolved, and about the support they received from their colleagues abroad throughout this period.
Local Roots and Regional Reach: The Difference a Decade Made for Austrian Firms
A decade ago, Austrian law firms stood out in terms of their regional presence in CEE. Wolf Theiss Partner Claus Schneider and CMS Managing Partner Johannes Juranek share insights into the growth trajectory of these regional law firms and the current landscape of the Austrian legal market.
North Macedonia: An Overview of Companies’ and Authorized Persons’ Main Criminal Responsibilities
White-collar crime has mainly been regulated by the Macedonian Criminal Code (“Code”) from 2004. Certain areas of responsibility that may render authorized persons criminally liable are also stipulated by other laws. We will focus on the main rules on white-collar crime provided by the Code, and certain liabilities provided by the Company Law that may trigger criminal responsibility for shareholders.
The Corner Office: The Million Dollar Question
In “The Corner Office” we ask Managing Partners at law firms across Central and Eastern Europe about their backgrounds, strategies, and responsibilities. With a rough year drawing to a close, and market uncertainties running high, the question this time: If you had a million dollars, what would you invest it in today?
Eversheds Sutherland and CMS Advise on Eika Real Estate Fund Acquisition of Celebro Building in Warsaw
Eversheds Sutherland has advised the Eika Real Estate Fund – represented by Eika Asset Management – on the acquisition of the Celebro office building in Warsaw from White Stone Development. CMS advised the sellers.
Nenad Kovacevic Makes Partner at CMS Belgrade
Senior Dispute Resolution Expert at CMS Belgrade and CMS Podgorica Nenad Kovacevic has been promoted to Partner.
CMS Partner Daniela Karollus-Bruner Elected to Board of Vienna International Arbitral Center of WKO
CMS Partner Daniela Karollus-Bruner has been elected to the Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Center of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
Slovakia Ponders Its Politics: A Buzz Interview with Sona Hankova of CMS
Political uncertainty in Slovakia, with early elections likely to take place in September, has led to an overall slowdown of legislative work at the unfavorable time of a raging energy crisis, according to CMS Partner Sona Hankova.
Juraj Fuska Joins CMS Bratislava as Partner
Former Aldertree Legal Managing Partner Juraj Fuska has joined CMS’s Bratislava office as a Partner.
Did You Know: Early 2023 CEE Leaderboard
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, nine law firms in Central and Eastern Europe got off to an exceptionally strong start in 2023, with five client matters or more reported on by CEE Legal Matters in the first month of the year alone?
CMS and Norton Rose Fulbright Advise on Lewandpol Hybrid Solar & Wind Farm Project and Financing
CMS has advised the Lewandpol Group on a project to build a hybrid solar and wind farm in Poland. Norton Rose Fulbright advised ING Bank Slaski, PKO Bank Polski, and mBank on a PLN 766 million senior secured financing for the project. Gessel reportedly advised a Polish Development Fund investment fund on providing a PLN 100 million subordinated loan.
Croatia: How the Pricing of Generics Affects Originators – A Case Study
The total consumption of medicines increased by 5% in 2021 compared to 2020. In financial terms, that is an increase of HRK 9.88 billion (or 17.4%) compared to 2020. Prescription-only medicines accounted for 92.9% of all consumption, while over-the-counter products accounted for 7.1%.