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Schoenherr, working with the Swiss firm Bar & Karrer as lead counsel, is advising OVS S.p.A., a leading Italian clothing retailer, and Sempione Retail AG, in connection with Sempione Retail's cash tender offer for all publicly held bearer shares of Swiss company Charles Vogele Holding AG in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Poland. The Swiss Homburger firm and investment bank Lazard advised Charles Vogele.

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto has advised two funds managed by TFI Capital Partners S.A. (a subsidiary of Capital Partners S.A.) — CP Closed Investment Fund (with the CP Private Equity and CP Absolute Return sub-funds) and Capital Partners Investment I FIZ. — on assuming shares in Orbitvu Sp. z o.o. Werner & Partners advised the sellers on the deal.

Greenberg Traurig has advised Rockcastle Global Real Estate, a property company specializing in retail centers in Central and Eastern Europe, on the acquisition of Krakow’s Bonarka City Center from TriGranit (TPG). Dentons advised TriGranit on the transaction, which was valued at EUR 361 million, making it the largest single property transaction in Poland in 2016.

CMS is reporting that it has been chosen by the Warsaw Stock Exchange as its legal advisor for a long-term bond issue designed to repurchase series A and B floating interest rate bonds scheduled to expire on January 2, 2017.

Crido Legal has advised the Plaza Centers Group on negotiating the debt restructuring documentation of a company from the group’s portfolio that owned the Zgorzelec Plaza Shopping Center, one step of which involved the sale of 100% of its shares in the shopping center to Equity House Sp. z o.o. Dentons advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. on the deal. 

Allen & Overy is reporting that it was international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland on its issue of RMB3 billion (approximately EUR 405 million) panda bonds, underwritten by Bank of China Limited and HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited. China's Zhong Lun Law Firm was Chinese counsel to the Ministry of Finance, and the Global Law Office advised the banks.

BSWW Legal & Tax has advised Polnord S.A., a large Polish company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and operating on the construction and developer markets, with respect to a series O bond issue with a total nominal value of PLN 20 million, with the funds derived from the issue expected to be put towards implementing new projects and refinancing debt.

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