Deloitte Legal has advised LKN Wealth Capital Investors on the sale of its stake in Media Pop to Grupa Wirtualna Polska. Brzozowska & Barwinska reportedly advised Grupa Wirtualna Polska.
The legal landscape has changed remarkably since 2008 when I made the jump from being an in-house lawyer at the Central Bank of Albania to a legal associate at a law firm. At the time, for a lawyer working in two small-sized non-EU countries such as Albania and Kosovo, work was predominantly focused on the local markets, with no or little exposure to international activities. This started to change as the CEE region became more attractive to foreign investors, who were looking at opportunities often spread across several countries. The legal work in M&A, privatization processes, and energy investments often involved teams from various law firms, both in CEE and in Western Europe or the US, and was my gateway to gaining knowledge of the regional market and understanding the space for growth there.
Deloitte Legal affiliated firm Reff & Associates has advised Bank of Cyprus on the sale of a portfolio of non-performing loans and repossessed properties in Romania with a face value of EUR 147 million to an entity part of the APS group. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the buyer.