Hengeler Mueller was lead counsel to the Chicago-based Filtration Group on its acquisition of the industrial filtration business of the MAHLE Group with Wolf Theiss advising on Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech law aspects of the transaction. Slaughter & May advised in the UK, Paul Hastings in United States, Fangda in China, Bredin Prat in France, and Mori Hamada in Japan.
Bierc Siwik & Partners is reporting success in its representation of Poland's PORR Polska Infrastructure in proceedings before Poland’s National Chamber of Appeals (KIO) against the Province Roads Authority Lodz in a dispute involving a public service contract for the expansion of provincial road no. 710 by constructing a bridge across the Warta river in the city of the same name.
Schoenherr, working alongside lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, has advised the New York private equity fund Lindsay Goldberg on its acquisition of the Schur Flexibles Group from Capiton AG and its management. Kirkland & Ellis advised sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Bierc Siwik & Partners has reported success in a claim it made before Poland’s National Chamber of Appeals (KIO) on behalf of Saferoad Grawil and Saferoad Kabex against the Poznan Division of the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDRM) regarding a public tender for year-round, comprehensive maintenance in a segment of Poland's s11 motorway.
White & Case has advised Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., a member of Santander Group and one of the largest financial institutions in Poland, on indirect financing to guarantee the potential acquisition by the fund FCapital Dutch B.V. of up to 34.29 percent of the shares in AmRest Holdings SE. Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised FCapital Dutch on Polish matters.
There’s still a lot of discussion about the political climate and political upheaval in Poland, according to Wladek Rzycki, Partner at K&L Gates in Warsaw, but the concerns about the change in government haven't had any noticeable affect on the legal industry itself yet, he says, emphasizing that “I hope they won’t.”
White & Case has advised UniCredit on the sale of approximately 26.2 million ordinary shares in Bank Pekao, the second largest Polish bank, to institutional investors. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised joint bookrunners Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UBS, UniCredit Bank AG Milan Branch, and Dom Maklerski Banku Handlowego S.A.
Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto (CDZ) has advised real estate investor and developer Capital Park Group on setting up a joint venture with the Akron Group, an Austrian capital group that invests in office, logistics and retail properties, in order to modernize the ETC shopping center in the town of Swarzedz, Poland.
Gessel has advised Zortrax, a 3D printing company, on an investment agreement it entered into with the company Ultro, belonging to Polish entrepreneur Dariusz Milka. Under the agreement, Ultro is ultimately entitled to acquire a total of 1.2 million shares of Zortrax, which represents a 15% stake in the company. Oles & Rodzynkiewicz advised Ultro on the transaction.
Wolf Theiss Warsaw has advised Consolidated Precision Products Corp. on its successful acquisition of two casting facilities located in Rzeszow, Poland from a business unit of Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. K&L Gates advised UTC on the transaction, which closed for an undisclosed amount on June 30, 2016.