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PRK Partners has successfully represented RPG Industries in a first instance court in Ostrava against a claim for damages brought by ARC Equity Services against RPG and Residomo relating to an apartment and its owner.

Read more: PRK Partners Successful in Defending RPG Industries Against Claim Brought by ARC Equity Services

Allen & Overy has advised a consortium of investors managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited on its EUR 1.8 billion acquisition of a 50.04% stake in Innogy Grid Holding from RWE, making the consortium the sole owner of IGH. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised RWE on the deal.

Read more: Allen & Overy Advises Macquarie-led Consortium on Acquisition of Remainder of Innogy Grid Holding...

CHSH has advised SES Spar European Shopping Centers on its entrance into a joint venture with Czech investors DBK and Proxy Finance regarding the ownership and operation of the Europark Prague shopping center. EPI, a joint venture of DBK Praha and Proxy Finance, acquired a 77% stake in the shopping center from SES, which retains the other 23%. EPI was reportedly advised by Havel & Partners.

Read more: CHSH Advises SES Spar on Joint Venture for Prague Shopping Center

After the first industrial revolution, which involved the discovery and use of steam power, the second, which involved the discovery and use of electricity, and the third, which involved the use of electronics and information and communication technologies such as computers, the fourth industrial revolution has now dawned. This one involves the digitization and interconnection of computers, machines, and people. Examples of this new development are cyber-physical systems: Computer-monitored-and-controlled mechanisms, such as vehicle assistance systems, that support drivers in driving or completely replace them altogether (this is known as “Smart Mobility”), thanks to communication and interaction with other vehicles or stationary devices in the vicinity.

Read more: Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving in the Czech Republic - A Comparison

The Deal: In May, 2018, CEE Legal Matters reported that Linklaters, Kocian Solc Balastik, the BLC Law Office, Paksoy, and Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski had provided advice on Czech, English, Georgian, Turkish, and Bulgarian law, respectively, to Energo-Pro a.s. on its EUR 250 million Eurobond issue in London. Allen & Overy, BGI Legal in Tbilisi, Boyanov & Co. in Bulgaria, and Turkey’s Gedik & Eraksoy advised the joint bookrunners, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and the Trustee, Citibank, N.A., London Branch.

Read more: Inside Out: Energo-Pro Bond Issuance

In The Corner Office we ask Senior and Managing Partners across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. The question this time around: “What is the one skill, ability, or characteristic that fresh law school graduates in your country most commonly lack?”

Read more: The Corner Office: Commonly-Lacking Skills

At the moment in Poland entities that facilitate infringements by renting properties and those offering other services used to infringe trademark rights may be held liable. However, in the next few years, the practice of Polish courts with respect to the liability of intermediaries for IP infringements on the basis of CJEU ruling C-494/15 will develop and could significantly change the way in which trademark infringement claims are pursued - due to the introduction of new legal tools into Polish law.

Read more: Will Combatting the Sale of Counterfeit Goods at Big Marketplaces in Poland Become Easier? What is...

Glatzova & Co has advised CSOB on the creation of a joint venture with the Mall Group, to improve the MallPay payment service that was created last year to facilitate shopping at Czech shopping malls.

Read more: Glatzova & Co Advises CSOB on Establishment of Joint Venture with Mall Group

CMS Prague has advised Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, the Czech division of KBC Group, on the acquisition of 45% stake in the Czech building savings bank Ceskomoravska stavebni sporitelna from Bausparkasse Schwabisch Hall, advised by Schoenherr.

Read more: CMS and Schoenherr Advise on CSOB Acquisition of CMSS from Bausparkasse Schwabisch Hall

JSK has advised the Sedlacek family on the sale of PONY Auto Trend s.r.o. and PONY Plast s.r.o. to Fine Gusto Nature Trade s.r.o. The Marian Jerabek Law Firm in Brno reportedly advised Fine Gusto Nature Trade on the acquisition.

Read more: JSK Advises Sedlacek Family on PONY Group Sale to Fine Gusto Nature

CMS has advised the ESPIRA private equity fund on the acquisition, made with ICON's executive management team, of ICON Communication Centres, an award-winning provider of multilingual contact centre services, from the joint administrators of former energy broker Utilitywise Plc. The Czech Republic's FORLEX law firm advised Icon management, and Pinsent Masons reportedly advised the administrator.

Read more: CMS and FORLEX Advise on Acquisition of ICON Communication Centres

White & Case has advised PPF Arena 1 B.V. on the establishment of its EUR 3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Program and the debut issuance of EUR 550 million 3.125% notes due March 2026 thereunder. Allen & Overy represented the mandated lead arrangers, joint lead managers, and dealers under the program agreement in connection with the change of terms of financing of the acquisition of CEE and SEE assets of Telenor by the PPF Group, as well as the joint lead managers and dealers under the program agreement and the first issuance of notes under the program agreement.

Read more: White & Case and Allen & Overy Advise on PPF Arena 1 B.V. Euro Medium Term Note Program and Debut...

PRK Partners, working alongside lead counsel Freshfields, has advised RWE on Czech aspects of its acquisition of 50.05% of the shares in Innogy Grid Holding. Czech counsel for the seller, Innogy SE, was Havel & Partners.

Read more: PRK Partners and Havel & Partners Provide Czech Counsel on RWE Acquisition of Majority Stake in...

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