Hogan Lovells Poland has advised the owner of Cinema 3D S.A. on the May 24, 2019 sale of its Polish portfolio to Vue International. Allen & Overy advised Vue International and its Polish subsidiary Multikino on the acquisition. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
Cinema 3D is a multiplex cinema network established in 2010. The network consists of 13 sites with 59 screens (and a further two sites in development) in various retail and leisure developments across Poland.
Vue International is a global cinema operator that manages brands in Poland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Taiwan.
The Hogan Lovells team was led by Partner Marek Grodek and included Counsels Bartosz Clemenz and Piotr Skurzynski, Lawyer Pawel Gnas, Senior Associates Katarzyna Sulimierska, Ewa Kraszewska, and Michal Zajaczkowski, and Associates Marta Popis, Adam Nowosielski, Damian Gadomski, and Magdalena Kowara.
The A&O team was led by Partner Jaroslaw Iwanicki and Senior Associate Maciej Skoczynski.
Editor's Note: The article has been updated to amend the composition of the Hogan Lovells team.
Subsequently, after this article was published, EY Law informed CEE Legal Matters that it had helped Vue International and Multikino obtain the consent of The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection for the transaction. The firm's team included Warsaw-based Senior Lawyer Piotr Gogol and Brussels-based Partner Kiran Desai and Executive Director Margarita Peristeraki.