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Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and BIM Klaster, working with the European Commission, have helped PwC develop a roadmap for the implementation of BIM methodology in public procurement together with templates of BIM documents for the Polish Ministry of Development, in a joint project titled "Digitization of the Construction Process in Poland."

On September 28, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Clifford Chance had advised Sun Investment Group Polska on the sale of a 170 MW solar park portfolio currently under development to Ignitis Renewables. CEEIHM spoke with Maciej Kalinowski, General Legal Counsel at the Sun Investment Group, to learn more about the deal.

Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Cellnex Telecom on its agreement with French telecommunication company Iliad SA to acquire a 60% stake in a new company that will operate Iliad-owned Play Communications’ approximately 7,000 telecommunications sites in Poland. Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak and Bredin Prat in Paris advised Iliad.

The amendment to the Act on the Control of Certain Investments (the “Act”) that came into effect on July 24, 2020 has vested the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection – the UOKIK – with broad new powers. The new rules are temporary and will be in force for 24 months. On July 21, 2020, the UOKIK issued 50-page long, detailed procedural guidelines, which unfortunately are not available in English.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption to nearly all businesses in the logistics and manufacturing sectors in Central and Eastern Europe, enough time has now lapsed that identifiable trends and opportunities are beginning to emerge. CMS Partners Ana-Marija Skoko, Ivan Gazdic, Iain Batty, and Lukas Hejduk agreed to share their thoughts about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on logistics and manufacturing developments in their local markets and across CEE.

According to its website, Budapest-based InvestCEE aims to “humanize technology” for lawyers and provides services to law firms and in-house counsel in Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

DLA Piper has advised Polish banks PKO BP and Santander on financing of PLN 113.5 million to Rockfin, an engineering company from the THC SICAV-RAIF portfolio. Brzozowska & Barwinska advised Rockfin and Tar Heel Capital Sp.z.o.o., the advisory company to the THC SICAV-RAIF fund, on the deal.

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