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Drakopoulos has advised the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy on reviewing the transposition process of Directive 2018/2001 (RED II) on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources into the Greek legal framework. Dimitrov Petrov & Co, Kirm Perpar, Wardynski & Partners, and Kinstellar Croatian affiliate Zuric i Partneri advised on the transposition review in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, and Croatia, respectively. CLM Bitai & Partners and Vojcik & Partners also reportedly advised the European Commission.

Poland has been experiencing a boom in its renewable energy sector – with work originating from the auction support system and also from corporate PPA transactions – which is flowing over to other market segments, according to Dentons Partner Christian Schnell.

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Gaz-System's senior lenders on the arrangements for Gaz-System's new PLN 1 billion subordinated loan from the Polish Development Fund. Allen & Overy advised Gaz-System. Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank. Linklaters reportedly advised the Polish Development Fund.

Diligent planning and proper execution of an acquisition is a significant step leading to a successful completion of an M&A transaction. This is especially true when an acquisition takes place in uncertain economic times. The current dynamic situation in Poland, including rising inflation and spiraling interest rates largely driven by post-pandemic demand and the war in Ukraine, means that investors need to react quickly, yet very carefully when structuring a deal. 

With the war in Ukraine raging for more than six months, law firms across the region have reported increased workloads in corporate and M&A, tax, employment, immigration law, and inquiries on the sanctions regimes in relevant jurisdictions, noting that companies from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus are variously looking for a new home. Whether to avoid sanctions or escape the war, those companies consider a variety of factors in determining where to go.

CMS has advised a consortium of Zagrebacka Banka, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the EBRD on financing Taaleri Energia and Encro's EUR 126 million project to build two onshore wind farms near Zadar.

Former Noerr Partner and Head of Warsaw office Radoslaw Biedecki has joined DWF’s Warsaw team as a Senior Counsel.

Sorainen has advised Sunly on raising approximately EUR 200 million to expand its renewable energy portfolio in the Baltics and Poland. The fundraising included existing shareholders and new investor Mirova. Ellex and Linklaters advised Mirova on the investment.

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