On March 8, 2023, Eversheds Sutherland announced that Lagardere’s acquisition of the Costa Coffee Group’s Polish and Latvian subsidiaries (reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 7, 2021) had closed.
Gessel and Clifford Chance Advise on Sale of Polska Grupa Biogazowa to TotalEnergies
Gessel has advised PGB Holdco on its sale of biogas electricity producer Polska Grupa Biogazowa to TotalEnergies. Clifford Chance advised the buyer.
Did You Know: Most Prolific 2023 Thought Leaders
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, two CEE lawyers have already authored or co-authored eight thought leadership articles published on the CEE Legal Matters website this year, more than anyone else in the region?
Greenberg Traurig Advises Invesco Real Estate on Plac Unii Lease Agreement with Carrefour
Greenberg Traurig has advised landlord Invesco Real Estate on its lease agreement with Carrefour Polska for retail space in the Plac Unii office and retail complex in Warsaw.
Maciej Jodkowski Makes Equity Partner at Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig Warsaw office Real Estate Partner Maciej Jodkowski has become a Shareholder in the firm.
BKB Baran Ksiazek Bigaj Launches HR and LegalTech Department
BKB Baran Ksiazek Bigaj has announced it has launched a new HR and LegalTech department, starting from March 1, 2023, and headed by Managing Associate Lukasz Laguna.
Wardynski & Partners Advises Tertinall Investments on Minority Stake Acquisition by BNP Paribas Bank Polska
Wardynski & Partners has advised Tertinall Investments and its shareholders on the transaction that saw BNP Paribas Bank Polska become a minority shareholder in the company and, indirectly, in organic egg producer Wysoka Grzeda. Gessel reportedly advised BNP Paribas Bank Polska.
Public Procurement in Poland – Indexing Through Restructuring
Entrepreneurs in difficulty, who are struggling with the performance of a contract, may benefit from a restructuring procedure. Any restructuring procedure guarantees the protection of executed contracts, with the most effective solution being the reorganization procedure (postępowanie sanacyjne).
The Debrief: March 2023
In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and stay up to date with the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.
Poland: The Why, the Who, and the What of White-Collar Crime
Poland is on the verge of implementing the long-awaited new rules on corporate liability for white-collar crimes. This is the second such attempt after an initial legislative proposal was flushed down the drain, only two years ago, amid vehemently critical reviews from entrepreneurs and business associations right across the country.
The CEE Winter Shutdown
With numerous reports of energy-related business shutdowns, we reached out to local experts across CEE to understand what different markets have been dealing with, in terms of work and production stoppages, and look into the broader impact.
Rymarz Zdort Maruta Advises SFS Ventures on Transfer of 11% Stake in Eurozet to Agora
Rymarz Zdort Maruta has advised SFS Ventures on its transfer of an 11% stake in Eurozet to co-shareholder Agora.
Eversheds Sutherland and CMS Advise on Eika Real Estate Fund Acquisition of Celebro Building in Warsaw
Eversheds Sutherland has advised the Eika Real Estate Fund – represented by Eika Asset Management – on the acquisition of the Celebro office building in Warsaw from White Stone Development. CMS advised the sellers.
Closing: CMI Sale of Eurozet Group to SFS Ventures and Agora Now Closed
On February 27, 2023, Greenberg Traurig announced that CMI’s sale of the Eurozet Group to SFS Ventures and Agora (reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 25, 2019) had closed following a favorable merger clearance decision by the Warsaw Court of Appeal.
Advanced Protection Systems Hires Pawel Hincz as Head of Legal
Former Baker McKenzie Partner Pawel Hincz has joined Advanced Protection Systems in Poland as its Head of Legal.
Greenberg Traurig and DLA Piper Advise on P3 Logistic Parks Acquisition of Wroclaw Asset from Panattoni
Greenberg Traurig has advised P3 Logistic Parks on the acquisition of the 185,000 square-meter Wroclaw Campus 39 logistics park from Panattoni. DLA Piper advised Panattoni.
Malgorzata Kurzynoga To Head BKB's New Branch Office in Lodz
Baran Ksiazek Bigaj has announced that former Attorney-at-Law Malgorzata Kurzynoga will be promoted to Partner and will supervise the firm’s new branch office in Lodz, set to open on March 1, 2023.
Wardynski & Partners Advises Genomtec on WSE Main Market Listing
Wardynski & Partners has advised Genomtec on the transfer of its listing from NewConnect to the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.