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On January 25, 2018, CEE Legal Matters reported on the split of Polish powerhouse Kochanski Zieba & Partners into two new firms: Zieba & Partners and Kochanski & Partners. CEELM sat down with Zieba & Partners founders Rafal Zieba, Adam Piwakowski, and Przemyslaw Kordel to learn more about the new firm’s plans for the future. 

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.

Michal Pawlowski has assumed the position of Managing Partner at K&L Gates in Warsaw, taking over from former Managing Partner Maciej Jamka, who managed the firm since its launch in Poland in March, 2010, and who now becomes Senior Partner and will focus on further development of the dispute resolution and arbitration practice.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr has advised Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Billbird S.A. from International Game Technology. Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland reportedly advised International Game Technology on the sale.

Clifford Chance Warsaw has advised Czech Media Invest on the sale of the Polish radio company Eurozet sp. z o.o. to Prague-based SFS Ventures s.r.o. and its partner, Polish media group Agora S.A. Weil, Gotshal, Manges advised SFS Ventures and Greenberg Traurig represented Agora S.A. in the acquisition.

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