Dentons has strengthened its Banking and Finance practice in Warsaw with the arrival of Counsel Jaroslaw Beldowski, who moves from a Partner’s position at SMM Business Lawyers.
Poland’s Spaczynski, Szczepaniak i Wspolnicy law firm has advised Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited on private equity fund Innova Capital’s investment into Dirlango portfolio companies Netsprint S.A. and LeadR Sp. z o.o. consisting of the acquisition and subscription for a total of 48% of their shares. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Innova Capital on the deal.
Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto (CDZ) and the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law (PSADL) have signed a cooperation agreement under which CDZ will provide legal support free of charge in cases related to human rights, and in particular to providing legal protection against unwarranted unequal treatment.
DZP has advised the owners of DCC Labs, a Warsaw-based company which designs solutions for digital television and the Internet, on their sale of the company to American SeaChange International Inc. The transaction closed on May 6, 2016, and SeaChange paid approximately USD 8 million in cash and SeaChange stock for DCC Labs.
CMS is providing advisory services to a Chinese investor — China Everbright International Limited (CEI) — on its EUR 123 million acquisition of Novago, a Polish waste management company, from the Abris Capital Partners private equity fund. Norton Rose Fullbright advised Abris on the transaction, which awaits final approval by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
Four firms in Central and Eastern European — Pepa & Dobre from Romania, JebwabnyLegal from Poland, Krutak & Partners from Czech Republic, and DKKR Partners from Hungary – have joined forces to create Arcliffe, which they describe as "a premiere legal practice in CEE.” Together, the firm claims 40 lawyers, including 18 partners.
Lawyers from Noerr’s Warsaw and New York offices have advised Target Global on a multimillion-dollar investment in ZnanyLekarz sp. z o.o. via subscription for newly issued shares of the increased share capital of ZnanyLekarz sp. z o.o. by a Target Global affiliate. Chadbourne & Parke advised ZnanyLekarz.
Drzewiecki Tomaszek has successfully represented the Polish private postal operator, InPost Group, in opposition proceedings concerning invalidation of trademark protection for the “PACZKOMAT" trademark against Poczta Polska (the Polish National Post). Poczta Polska was represented by Traple Konarski Podrecki.