White & Case has advised the Polish Ministry of Finance on the EUR 2 billion issuance of 10 and 30-year Euro-denominated Green Bonds, maturing on March 7, 2029 and March 8, 2049 respectively. Clifford Chance reportedly advised lead managers and bookrunners Citi, ING, J.P. Morgan, PKO BP, Santander, and Societe Generale.
Clifford Chance has advised Australia's Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Australian pension funds MTAA Superannuation Fund, Statewide Superannuation Fund, and Westscheme Fund on the sale of DCT Gdansk S.A., Poland's largest container terminal, to a consortium of PSA International Ptd Ltd, the Polish Development Fund, and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (managed by IFM Investors). Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the consortium and the Polish Development Fund, Linklaters advised IFM, and Dentons advised PSA.
With a slight lag of two months, on 11 March, the Polish President signed the bill amending Intellectual Property Law ("IP Law") which is scheduled to enter into force one day following its publication. The broad changes were brought about by the implementation of the EU Trademark Directive 2015/2436 ((EU) Directive 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of Member States regarding trademarks) (the "Directive").
On January 25, 2018, CEE Legal Matters reported on the split of Polish powerhouse Kochanski Zieba & Partners into two new firms: Zieba & Partners and Kochanski & Partners. CEELM sat down with Zieba & Partners founders Rafal Zieba, Adam Piwakowski, and Przemyslaw Kordel to learn more about the new firm’s plans for the future.
Greenberg Traurig has represented Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust, acting through its subsidiaries, on the acquisition of 16 predominantly freehold office properties in Poland, the Netherlands, and Finland. The sellers, reportedly represented by White & Case in London and Finland and Wolf Theiss in Warsaw, were entities related to Goldman Sachs. Allen & Overy reportedly acted as a legal counsel to the financing banks.