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Eversheds Sutherland member Tsvetkova Bebov and Partners, working alongside White & Case, has advised Energo-Pro on an issue of USD 300 million bonds due 2028. Reportedly, BLC Law Office and GKC Partners advised on the issuance as well while Allen & Overy, Boyanov & Co, and Gedik Eraksoy advised the banks involved.

The government has proposed a package of measures aimed at reducing the state budget deficit in the next coming years. The package anticipates savings of almost CZK 150 billion, which, should bring to the state budget, in addition to changes in tax rates, also changes affecting employees and employers.

Eversheds Sutherland Bulgarian member Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners, working alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has advised Villeroy & Boch on the acquisition of Bulgarian Ideal Standard- Vidima AD, part of the Ideal Standard Group. White & Case and Boyanov & Co reportedly advised the sellers.

On 23 September 2023, the Act on Preventive Restructuring came into force, which brought a new legal institute into the Czech legal environment – preventive restructuring, through which companies will be able to resolve their unfavorable economic situation.

The relationship between the Czech Republic and Slovakia is forged on a shared history and close economic ties. As the two countries maintain strong trade relations and extensive cross-border business activities, legal firms have recognized the need to establish a presence in both jurisdictions. Havel & Partners Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel, BPV Braun Partners Managing Partner Arthur Braun, and Eversheds Sutherland Managing Partner Bernhard Hager talk about the ties that bind the two legal landscapes.

White & Case and Eversheds Sutherland member Tsvetkova Bebov and Partners have advised Energo-Pro on its EUR 300 million issuance of senior unsecured notes due 2035. Spasov & Bratanov and Clifford Chance and its Turkish affiliate Ciftci Attorney Partnership advised initial purchaser Goldman Sachs & Co and guarantor DFC. White & Case Turkish affiliate GKC Partners and Georgia's BLC Law Office reportedly also advised the issuer. Georgia's Business Legal Bureau reportedly advised the initial purchaser as well. Alston & Bird reportedly advised the trustee.

The content of communications recorded by criminal law enforcement authorities (LEAs) and traffic and location data; Not only voice communications, but also electronic messages made not only from a mobile phone, but also from landlines and other devices; Records of surveillance of persons and property by the LEAs. This and other information have so far reached the Czech national competition authority (Czech NCA) without being able to use it legally as evidence in the proceedings.

Did You Know that a total of 14 partners at Bulgarian law firms have worked on multiple client matters in that country so far this year? That group is led by Boris Teknedzhiev of Tokushev & Partners, who has worked on five reported Bulgarian client matters in 2023.

Legal AI developments, the impact of whistleblowing legislation, and the potential for a shorter work week keep lawyers talking in Slovakia, while a slowdown in legislative activity has them worried, according to Eversheds Sutherland Partner Annamaria Tothova.

In the previous article, we reviewed in detail some of the proposals of the European Commission for a comprehensive overhaul of European pharmaceutical legislation, contained in the new draft Directive on the Union code relating to medicinal products for human use (the “Directive”) and in the draft Regulation laying down Union procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human use and establishing rules governing the European Medicines Agency (the “Regulation”), which were not addressed by the Bulgarian media.

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Our team consists of a total of more than 40 lawyers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, most of whom have previously worked at major international and local law firms and have extensive experience in particular in the areas of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, real estate, employment law, competition law, litigation and arbitration, energy, infrastructure, as well as environmental and ESG law.

Our advisory services are offered in Slovak, German, Czech and English language. Members of our team include attorneys registered with the Austrian Bar Association. On this basis, and because we are part of Eversheds Sutherland, we are also able to offer extensive legal support on various foreign legal issues.

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