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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").

Dentons Warsaw has advised HB Reavis on the EUR 350 million financing granted to its three subsidiaries by a syndicate of Santander Bank Polska, Helaba, Bank Pekao, and UniCredit for the construction of Varso Place in Warsaw. The banks were advised by DLA Piper.

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.

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