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CMS has helped Global Biomet obtain a license for a photovoltaic plant in its portfolio – the 100-megawatt AC capacity Aratiden project – before the Bulgarian State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission.

E+H has advised EcoWind on the sale of the Steinberger Alpe wind farm and the Soboth wind turbine to Kelag in an international bidding process.

Wolf Theiss has advised the Sekyra Group on its forward sale of the Opatov II residential project to Dostupne Bydleni Ceske Sporitelny and the Vienna Insurance Group's Kooperativa Pojistovna.

Clifford Chance has successfully represented Mostostal Zabrze in an arbitration dispute before the Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris against Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions concerning the construction of the AEGIS Ashore system base in Redzikowo, Poland.

MFW Fialek has advised the Play Group on the full acquisition of internet, digital TV, and telecommunications company Syrion. MJH Moskwa, Jarmul, Haladyj and ITB Legal Bazanski Grabiec advised the owners and management board of Syrion.

DLA Piper has advised Inter-Turbo's shareholders on their full sale of the company to BBB Industries subsidiary Budweg Caliper. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and Simmons & Simmons reportedly advised BBB Industries.

White & Case has advised the Impel Group and minority shareholders on their full sale of digital transformation company SI-Consulting to Deutsche Beteiligungs' IT services company Akquinet. JP Weber advised the buyers. 

Kochanski & Partners, working with Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, has advised the Japan Bank for International Cooperation on securing Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego's JPY 93 billion issuance of aid bonds for Ukraine. CMS reportedly advised BGK.

Allen & Overy has advised the Aareal Bank on its EUR 63.5 million loan to the MLP Group for refinancing the construction of the 140,000 square-meter warehouse and production MLP Poznan West project.

Weinhold Legal has successfully represented the City of Kladno before the Czech Republic's Supreme Administrative Court in a dispute regarding the determination of the municipality's contribution to transport services on intercity bus routes.

Taylor Wessing has advised wind energy technology company SkySpecs on the acquisition of i4SEE.

Linklaters has advised LeadCrest Capital Partners on two sale-leaseback investments in Poland – the acquisition of a light industrial and logistics facility from KGL and the acquisition of three retail warehouses from 3W. Reportedly, Rykowski & Gniewkowski advised KGL and Pirozek and Pirozek advised 3W.

Former White & Case Local Partner Tomas Scerba and Michal Hink – previously Dentons’ Czech Republic Managing Partner – have joined DLA Piper’s Prague office as Partners. Alongside the two, Leo Javorek also joined the firm as a Counsel.

Former PwC Legal Attorney at Law Simon Baier has launched the eponymous SHB Law Office Simon Harald Baier.

Lauras Butkevicius has joined Ellex’s Lithuanian office as a Partner.

Mirella Lechna-Marchewka has become Wardynski & Partners’ new Managing Partner – taking over from Stefan Jacyno who held the position for the past 22 years – while the firm has also appointed a new 6-member Council and new finance director.

Fieldfisher opened an office in Vienna on June 1 with former SCWP Schindhelm Partners and by integrating Meissner & Passin.

Former KNP Law Attorney at Law Abigel Sill has been promoted to a Partner position with the Budapest firm.

Partners Piotr Nerwinski and Bartosz Nojek have been appointed the Co-Heads of Dentons' Banking and Finance team in Warsaw, taking over from Mateusz Toczyski who will continue as Global Co-Chair of the Dentons Banking and Finance practice.

Former Counsel Dogukan Berk Aksoy and former Senior Lawyer Ece Alkan have both been promoted to Partner with Yetkin Attorneys at Law in Ankara.

Former Chitea Marilena-Diana Law Office Partner Diana Chitea has joined Simion & Baciu in Bucharest as a Managing Associate in the firm's Dispute Resolution practice.

Sadik & Sadik has changed its name to Sadik & Capan with the addition of Nazli Tonuk Capan as Co-Managing Partner. 

Dariusz Dobkowski has joined Kochanski & Partners as an Equity Partner, while Marek Krol joined the firm as a Partner. Markiyan Malskyy and Karol Polosak have been elevated to Equity Partners and Monika Mackowska-Morytz was appointed a Partner, while Managing Partner Piotr Kochanski will Head the firm’s Technology practice.

Former Counsels Kateryna Tsvetkova and Oleksandr Melnyk have been promoted to Partner, while former Associate Viktoriia Bublichenko became a Counsel and Head of the Tax, Restructuring, Claims, and Recoveries practice at GoLaw in Kyiv.

Serbian Parliament is currently deciding on two laws of major importance for foreigners seeking job opportunities or establishing businesses in Serbia. The first proposal concerns the Law on Foreigners, and the second the amendments to the Law on Employment of Foreigners. These two legal acts form general criteria for entry, movement, stay, and return of foreigners, as well as the conditions and procedures for the employment of foreign citizens in the Republic of Serbia.

Starting from July 1, 2023, the newly adopted Horizontal Block Exemption Regulations on Research and Development Agreements (“R&D“) and Specialisation agreements (together “HBERs“) shall take effect in the EU.

In Hungarian civil and commercial litigations, the second instance court reviews the case in camera, yet either party has the right to request an oral hearing in the appeal procedure. Is the second instance court bound by such a request? Is the failure to hold an oral hearing considered as a serious breach, based on which new procedure shall be conducted? We answer these questions by analysing recent decision of the Hungarian Supreme Court in this article.

With the Regulation Amending the Regulation on Remote Identification Methods to be Used by Banks and Establishment of the Contractual Relationship on Electronic Medium ["Amendment"] [available only in Turkish] published by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency ["BRSA"] in the Official Gazette dated 25.05.2023 and numbered 32201, the scope of persons who may use remote identification services has been expanded.

Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), designed to ensure an optimal balance between EU priorities and Romania's development needs, provides significant opportunities for the private sector to benefit from financing to build and/or consolidate infrastructure capacity.

The energy development strategy of the Republic of Serbia until 2025 with projections until 2030, as well as the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, which is
currently being developed and adopted, foresee an increase in the share of energy obtained from renewable energy sources in the energy balance of the Republic of Serbia
as a strategic goal.

With the Communiqué on Principles Regarding Companies Whose Shares Will Be Traded on the Venture Capital Market [II-16.3] [“Communiqué”] published in the Official Gazette on 18.5.2023, the procedures and principles regarding the sale of non-public joint stock companies to qualified investors for trading in the stock exchange came into effect.

The Public Enterprise for Railway Infrastructure Railways of the Republic of North Macedonia – Skopje has published a contract notice for project implementation support and safeguard services for the construction of a new railway section from Kriva Palanka to the border with the Republic of Bulgaria (“Project”). The 24 km section is the last part – the third phase of the railway Corridor VIII to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Just in time for Children's Day, the dreams of many adult inventors came true!

Contributed by Arzinger.

Contributed by Guleryuz & Partners.

Contributed by Jerovsek & Malis.

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On November 23, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund and funds managed by Imprimatur Capital, together with other shareholders, on the sale of Blue Bridge Technologies to Everfield. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Henning Schreiber, Head of Acquisitions at Everfield, to learn more about the acquisition.

On November 9, 2022, Magyar Telekom’s Legal Service Evolution Squad unveiled its largest service development project yet – the Legal Magic Book – during the company’s annual Love Your Lawyer Day event. We sat down with Magyar Telekom Group Legal Director Daniel Szeszler and Legal Service Evolution Squad Product Owner Botond Ungvary to learn more about the book and the team behind it.

On November 23, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund and funds managed by Imprimatur Capital, together with other shareholders, on the sale of Blue Bridge Technologies to Everfield. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Henning Schreiber, Head of Acquisitions at Everfield, to learn more about the acquisition.