Divjak, Topic & Bihtijarevic has reported that the 2015 acquisition by Heineken Croatia of Lasko Grupa (a Croatian entity previously owned by Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia) has closed, and that Lasko Grupa has now completely merged into Heineken Croatia. DTB advised Heineken Croatia, with Wolf Theiss advising Lasko.
Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.
On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment on the Maximillian Schrems vs Data Commissioner case (the “CJEU Decision”). Within the week, dozens of client alerts circulated from law firms describing the impact of the decision on companies operating within EU member jurisdictions and beyond. What follows here is a review of pressing issues in various CEE jurisdictions, considering this decision and its ramifications.
Divjak, Topic, & Bahtijarevic supported the Dogus Group in negotiating, coordinating, and ultimately accepting a EUR 30 million loan from the EBRD and syndicated lenders for the refurbishment of the Dalmacija and Borik marinas, which the firm describes as having “a key role in boosting nautical tourism along the coast of Croatia."