Marcell Szonyi in Budapest, Stanislava Valientova in Bratislava, Georgy Pchelintsev in St. Petersburg, and Bartlomiej Kordeczka in Warsaw are among the 54 lawyers worldwide promoted to Partner in the firm's most recent promotion round.
On March 13, 2017, CEELM reported that Arcus Infrastructure Partners, an independent fund manager specializing in European infrastructure, had acquired an 85% stake in Gdansk Transport Company S.A., established to work on AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland. We invited Toby Smith, the General Counsel for Arcus Infrastructure Partners, to share his thoughts on the company’s first transaction in Poland.
Regulation EU 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016. on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “General Regulation”), will directly apply in the EU Member States starting May 25, 2018.
White & Case has advised Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. Oddzial – Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski w Warszawie, as Global Coordinator, Joint Bookbuilder and Offeror, UBS Limited, WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s. S.A. and Oddział w Polsce, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookbuilders, and Erste Group Bank AG as Joint Bookbuilder, on the PLN 1.65 billion (approximately EUR 388 million) initial public offering and admission to trading of shares in Dino Polska S.A. on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Dino Polska and the selling shareholder, Polish Sigma Group S.a r.l., controlled by Polish Enterprise Fund VI L.P., a fund managed by Enterprise Investors.
CMS's Polish and Swiss offices have advised the Bucher-Motorex Group on the acquisition of a lubricants factory in Poland from Circle K (the former Statoil Fuel&Retail). This is Motorex’s first acquisition in CEE.
Mrowiec Fialek & Partners has advised Altus TFI on its acquisition of BPH TFI from BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, a member of the GE Capital group. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the GE Capital Group, including BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, Bank BPH, and BPH TFI on the transaction, which remains contingent on the obtaining of regulatory approvals.
Clifford Chance has advised a consortium of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (Agent and Security Agent), Alior Bank S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., DNB Bank ASA, DNB Bank Polska S.A., PKO Bank Polski S.A., TFI PZU S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank International AG in relation to a transaction concerning the granting of term facilities and revolving facilities in the amount of PLN 7 billion for Play Holding 2 S.a r.l. and P4 sp. z o.o. (PLAY's network operator). White & Case advised the borrowers on the loan, which was designed for, among other things, the refinancing of the current debt and financing of the general corporate objectives of the capital group.