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Jara DrapaƂa & Partners has advised Mercedes-Benz Polska on matters related to the development of a logistics center in Olltarzew, near Warsaw. The project included the construction of a new warehouse along with office and social premises, covering a total of 15,000 square meters.

Clifford Chance has advised Commerzbank on the April 5th issuance by mBank of CHF 125,000,000.00 unsecured bonds under the EMTN Program of fixed rate of 1,0183% p.a. payable annually, and a maturity date of October 4, 2024, with a par value of one bond: CHF 200,000. The bonds are governed by English law and will be listed on SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd. Gide reportedly advised mBank.

Maruta Wachta has advised Orange Poland on its acquisition of a 100% stake in BlueSoft from Tokajami and Wellchosen Investments. The purchase price is PLN 200 million (PLN 149 million will be paid upon closing, with the remaining part conditional upon BlueSoft achieving certain financial targets in 2019 and 2020). Tokajami and Wellchosen Investments received legal advice from Whitestone Legal.

K&L Gates has announced that it is closing its Warsaw office, the firm's last in CEE. The entire Warsaw team will be joining London's DWF Group, which acquired the former K&L Gates Jamka sp.k for an estimated net asset value of GBP 3 million.

CMS lawyers Andrea Potz in Austria, Jelena Nushol in Croatia, Marek Oleksyn and Lukasz Dynysiuk in Poland, Petra Corba Stark and Michal Hutan in Slovakia, and Tetyana Dovgan in Ukraine have been promoted to the firm's partnership as part of its 2019 global promotion round.

At the moment in Poland entities that facilitate infringements by renting properties and those offering other services used to infringe trademark rights may be held liable. However, in the next few years, the practice of Polish courts with respect to the liability of intermediaries for IP infringements on the basis of CJEU ruling C-494/15 will develop and could significantly change the way in which trademark infringement claims are pursued - due to the introduction of new legal tools into Polish law.

Solivan, the Polish member firm of Pontes The CEE Lawyers network, has advised German project developer WKN on the sale of the 42 MW Barwice wind farm at the end of 2018 and the 132 MW Jasna wind farm now to Germany's Wirtgen Invest Energy GmbH and Stadtwerke Munchen, respectively. Wirtgen Invest was represented by SSW Pragmatic Solutions and Stadtwerke Munchen was advised by CMS in Germany and Poland.

Mrowiec Fialek and Partners has advised private equity fund Value4Capital on the sale of the Konsalnet group's operations in the field of security of persons and assets, including manned guarding, GPS monitoring, and technical security systems, to Separgefi SAS.

Kochanski & Partners has advised IB6 Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych, an investment fund managed by the Griffin Real Estate group, on the sale of a Warsaw office building to an entity belonging to the Generali group. The purchaser was reportedly supported by White & Case and Baker McKenzie.

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