KSB, Wardynski, Szecskay, and Baker Advise on DEZA Acquisition of Petrochemia-Blachownia

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Kocian Solc Balastik has advised the Agrofert Group on the October 31, 2017 acquisition by group member DEZA a.s. of Polish chemical company Petrochemia-Blachownia S. A. from BorsodChem Zrt after two years of negotiations. Szecskay Attorneys at Law advised DEZA on Hungarian matters, Wardynski & Partners advised on Polish matters, and Bouchon & Partner advised on German matters. Baker McKenzie advised BorsodChem Zrt. 

KSB reports that its team provided "full-service advice" to DEZA, "including negotiations on the acquisition terms and conditions, as well as drafting, executing, and implementing contracts and other documentation with BorsodChem Zrt."

The KSB team was led by Partners Christian Blatchford and Pavel Dejl, Advocate Martin Vrab, and lawyer Melanie Phamova.

The Wardynski & Partners team consisted of Partners Weronika Pelc, Pawel Ciecwierz, and Dominik Walkowski, Senior Associate Marek Dolatowski, and lawyer Radoslaw Wasiak.

The Baker McKenzie team advising BorsodChem was led by Partners Tomasz Krzyzowski and Associate Radzym Wojcik. 

Editor's Note: After this article was published Szecskay Attorneys at Law announced that it had carried out "full scope due diligence review of the target’s contracts having a Hungarian connection or governed by Hungarian law" and that the firm had been "mandated to review and opine upon whether a merger control clearance in Hungary is necessary and ... prepared the merger notification to the Hungarian Competition Authority, which issued its certificate in which it did not oppose the transaction on October 30, 2017."


The firm's team consisted of Partners Judit Budai and Aniko Keller and Associates Bence Molnar and Robert Dezso.