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Paksoy, working with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, has advised KPS Capital Partners on the acquisition of 80% of Crown Holdings’ EMEA food, aerosol, and promotional packaging business for EUR 2.5 billion. Also advising KPS Capital were Stibbe in the Netherlands, Gide Loyrette Nouel in Morroco, Cautrecasas in Spain and Portugal, Gleiss Lutz in Germany, Chiomenti in Italy, and Zepos & Yannopoulos in Greece. Dechert has advised Crown Holdings, with Bernitsas Law in Greece, Bennani & Associes in Morroco, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, ENSafrica in Ghana, Garrigues in Spain and Portugal, Homburger in Switzerland, Lexel Juridique & Fiscal in Madagascar, Cellere Gangemi in Italy, Soltysinski, Kawecki & Szlezak in Poland, Kinstellar in Hungary, and Herguner Bilgen Ozeke in Turkey.

CMS has advised a consortium of Polish and foreign institutions, which included facility agent and security agent Bank Pekao and mandated lead arrangers, sole bookrunners, and underwriters European Investment Bank, mBank, Bank Ochrony Srodowiska, Erste Group Bank AG, Standard Chartered Bank, and Kommunalkredit Austria, on a waste-to-energy PPP project in Olsztyn, Poland. 

Baker McKenzie has advised the banks on financing for Dec Group's acquisition of the Extract Technology business from Wabash National. Gessel, working with lead counsel BMH Brautigam, advised the Dec Group on Polish law. Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Shoosmiths, and the Shelowitz Law Group also advised the borrower on Swiss, English, and US law issues, respectively.

The challenges arising from the protection of personal data are countless and inescapable in our landscape. Three years after the GDPR came into force, some clear trends can be seen on the Polish market, from which a set of good enforcement practices may be derived.

Regional periodical league tables ranking M&A activity through the lens of the law firms advising on the deals are often dominated by Baltic law firms, with the CEELM Index special issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine reflecting the same trend. To better understand why that is so, we spoke with several Partners – from both Baltic firms and other CEE jurisdictions.

Over the years, all countries in the CEE region have drawn best-practice models from the West, particularly in legal, economic, and business terms. In a number of CEE countries, offices of international law firms opened in response to the needs of their global clients and market opportunities. These firms played a significant role and introduced their know-how to the legal market. Parallel to this, strong local players emerged in each of these countries, changing the competitive environment and challenging the international ones. Over the last few years, you can see a revision of the need to maintain a presence in the region by some international law firms, most notably Magic Circle and White Shoe firms.

Poland Knowledge Partner

Penteris is a law firm combining in-depth expertise, robust advice, and a pan-regional reach.

We provide full-service business law advice within five sector lines: Energy & natural resources, Financial institutions, Private equity, Real estate, and Retail.

On the market since 2001, we were originally part of a Scandinavian law firm and then a founding office of a pan-Baltic organisation.

Our attorneys will work closely with you, providing you with the hard skills, service-minded know-how, and legal expertise that will keep you secure while you lead the market.

Our skills are at your disposal:

  • Expertise and passion wrapped up in a personal service
  • Close-knit team providing a multidisciplinary approach
  • Ability to listen, understand, and deliver for the tangible benefit of the client.

The team continues to be internationally recognised year on year, most recently by Chambers Global 2020, Chambers Europe 2020, and The Legal 500 EMEA 2020.

Firm's website: https://penteris.com

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