Sorainen and Greenberg Traurig have advised Allianz SE on its acquisition of life and non-life insurance operations and the pension and asset management business in Poland and Lithuania — including Lithuanian subsidiary Aviva Lithuania — from the Aviva Group. The Aviva Poland business also includes Aviva’s 51% shareholding in life and general insurance joint ventures with Santander: Santander-Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Na Zycie S.A. and Santander-Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A. Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, working with lead counsel Slaughter and May, advised Aviva on the deal in Poland, and Cobalt advised Aviva on Lithuanian aspects. Rymarz Zdort advised Santander.
Brandl Talos has advised Sportradar Group on the acquisition of sports data and video analytics platform Synergy Sports. Latham Watkins acted as US counsel to Sportradar and Niederer Kraft Frey advised on the Swiss law aspects of the deal. The sellers were represented by DLA Piper and Schellenberg Wittmer.
Schoenherr has advised APS on the refinancing of existing indebtedness under CZK 620 million public bonds traded on the Prague Stock Exchange, by way of a loan facility from UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. Dentons advised the banks on the transaction, with Nauta Dutilh acting as local counsel on Luxembourg legal matters. BDK Advokati acted as local legal advisor to UniCredit Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and Savoric & Partners acted as local legal advisor to UniCredit Bank in Croatia.
Brandl Talos, working with Sheridans, has advised Ring International Holding AG on its agreement with PLK Europe GmbH, an affiliate of Restaurant Brands International Inc., to become the UK master franchisee of Popeyes with exclusive rights to the brand in the United Kingdom. Greenberg Traurig's London office advised RBI on the deal.
Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi has advised Gulf Capital on the sale of its 70% stake in TurkNet lletisim Hizmetleri A.S., an alternative Internet service provider in Turkey, to the members of the Celebiler family and a fund of Re-Pie Portfoy Yonetimi A.S. ErsoyBilgehan advised the Celebiler family on that deal, and on the immediate sale of 40% shares in Turknet to Re-pie. Baspinar & Partners reportedly advised Re-Pie on the deal.