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WKB has advised the CEZ capital group on Polish aspects of its acquisition of a majority of shares in Euroklimat, a provider of building installation services, from its founders and shareholders. The Czech Republic's Skils law firm was lead counsel to CEZ, and Grant Thornton advised Euroklimat and its shareholders on the deal.

DLA Piper Poland, Oppenheim, and PRK Partners have advised Metro Properties on the more-than-EUR 250 million sale and lease-back of 11 Cash & Carry stores in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to FLE GmbH, an Austrian subsidiary of French LFPI Group, investing on behalf of the AIF regulated fund. Allen & Overy, Novalia, and DLA Piper Hungary advised FLE on the transaction, which was finalized in August 2019.

Linklaters has advised Austrian real estate investor and hotel developer UBM Development AG on the sale of a new Holiday Inn hotel in Gdansk, Poland, to an institutional investment fund managed by the German Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. Greenberg Traurig advised the buyer on the deal.

CMS has advised the owners of Kino Swiat, a film distributor in Poland, on the sale to ITI Neovision S.A, the operator of the nc+ platform. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised ITI Neovision on the deal, which remains contingent on the approval of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

Ringier Axel Springer Polska, the publisher of Polish editions of Newsweek, Forbes, Business Insider, and Politico, among other magazines, has chosen Kochanski & Partners — which, in one form or another, has been advising the company for the past 16 years in transactional matters and matters related to media, intellectual property, taxes, and labor law, as well as with various disputes — as its sole law firm for litigation in Poland.

It has been over a year since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation became mandatory across Europe, marking a seismic shift in the way that companies collect, process, and handle personal data. Countries across the European Union and beyond have adapted their national laws to meet the requirements of the GDPR – with many introducing local derogations as permitted by the GDPR.

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