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Wardynski & Partners Advises Bauer Media Group on Merger of OCP Business with Netrisk Group

Wardynski & Partners Advises Bauer Media Group on Merger of OCP Business with Netrisk Group

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Wardynski & Partners, working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has advised the Bauer Media Group on the merger of its online comparison platform business with that of the Netrisk Group.

The merger includes Rankomat.pl in Poland, ePojisteni.cz, Klik.cz, and Srovnejto.cz in the Czech Republic, Superpoistenie.sk and Netfinancie.sk in Slovakia, Netrisk.hu in Hungary, Durchblicker.at in Austria, and Edrauda.lt in Lithuania – with a primary focus on comparing and distributing several types of non-life insurance products.

According to Wardynski & Partners, the Bauer Media Group will become a significant strategic partner and a substantial non-majority shareholder in the combined entity.

The Wardynski & Partners team included Partners Jakub Lerner, Michal Nowacki, and Jakub Macek and Counsel Hubert Binkiewicz.

Wardynski & Partners did not respond to our inquiry on the matter.

Editor's Note: After this article was published, WKB Lawyers announced it worked with Szecskay and Latham & Watkins to advise Netrisk. Havel & Partners also advised Netrisk. Oppenheim and Cobalt informed CEE Legal Matters they had advised the Bauer Media Group as well.

The WKB team included Partners Jakub Jedrzejak and Ben Davey, Counsel Agata Mietek, Managing Associate Dominik Kulpa, Attorneys at Law Olga Tajak, Anna Oles, Marta Czarnecka, Anna Urbanczyk, and Marek Pretki, Lawyers Anna Fennig, Joanna Staroszczyk, Marta Warzanska, Pawel Koziello, Marta Palyga, Julia Jewgraf, and Aleksandra Jusik, and Junior Associate Jakub Powichrowski.

The Szecskay team included Partner Bence Molnar and Orsolya Gorgenyi, Of Counsel Sam Baldwin, and Associates Daniel Bihary and Matthew Francis.

The Havel & Partners team included Partner Jan Koval, Managing Associate Silvie Kiraly, and Senior Associate Peter Kosecky.

The Oppenheim team included Partner Mihaly Barcza, Counsel Barna Fazekas, and Associate Patrik Pazmandi.

The Cobalt team included Managing Partner Irmantas Norkus and Managing Associate Deimante Pagiriene.

Freshfields announced the full composition of its team in Vienna, including Partners Lutz Riede and Stephan Pachinger, Counsels Gernot Fritz and Felix Neuwirther, Principal Associates Benedikt Sprinzl and Matthias Hofer, and Associates Anastasiia Nadtochii, Iris Amschl, Anastasiia Zhebel, Alexander Bobek, Jasmin Julia Denk, Can-Michael Nural, Yasemin Hoebek, Markus Blatnig, Tina Fokter Cuvan, Franziska Mlczoch, and Sonia Havlikova.

On January 11, 2024, PRK Partners announced it had advised the Bauer Media Group as well. The firm's team included Co-Managing Partner Radan Kubr, Associate Partner Jan Varecha, and Senior Attorney Katerina Hajkova.

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