After 27 years of a free market economy and parliamentary democracy, 17 years inside the NATO structure, and 12 years of membership in the European Union, it is easy to forget how much has changed in Poland since the fall of communism. Looking back (and having the perspective of over two decades of professional experience), it is safe to say that nothing would ever be the same after Poland’s transformation.
Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto has advised Equitin Partners Limited, a private equity fund in the financial services, FMCG, and healthcare sectors, on its acquisition of the 70% controlling stake in Time for Wax, a Polish beauty services chain. The sellers, Time for Wax's founders, were advised by Punda Lyszczarek i Wspolnicy (PLW).
Taylor Wessing has advised Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft on the partial sale of its hotel portfolio to the Thai investor U City Public Company Limited. CHSH and Hogan Lovells advised U City on the transaction, which included participations in eight hotels in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania, two of which are partly (50%) owned by UBM Development AG.
CMS advised Integer.pl in the process of finding an investor – private equity fund Advent International through AI Prime – and the planned exit from the stock exchange. Clifford Chance advised Advent International on the deal.
On December 20, 2016, CEELM reported that Inter Cars, an importer and distributer of automotive spare parts in CEE, obtained a loan facility from a consortium of banks. Jacek Piotrowiak, the General Counsel at Inter Cars, kindly agreed to share his experience managing the legal aspects of the deal.