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Christian Blatchford Becomes GC at Energo-Pro in the Czech Republic

Christian Blatchford Becomes GC at Energo-Pro in the Czech Republic

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Former Kocian Solc Balastik Partner Christian Blatchford has accepted an offer to become the first General Counsel of KSB client Energo-Pro a.s.

KSB has advised Energo-Pro on a number of matters in recent years, including on financing provided by Akbank in 2016 for the construction of a hydro power plant in Karakurt, Turkey (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 9, 2016), its 2017 acquisition of 100% of the shares in Turkey's Murat Nehri from Enerjisa Enerji Uretim (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 5, 2017), its EUR 370 million debut Eurobond issue in London at the end of 2017 (as reported on December 12, 2017), and its EUR 250 million Eurobond issue in London earlier this year (as reported on May 10, 2018). Blatchford advised Energo-Pro on all four deals.

"I'm excited to be taking a step closer to the business of an important client," Blatchford said, "for which I have been acting for a number of years."

After graduating from the University of Law in Guildford, Blatchford moved to the Czech Republic, initially joining Altheimer & Gray as a trainee in 2001, then moving to CMS in 2003. He joined KSB in 2006, becoming Partner in January 2017 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 8, 2017).

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