Suciu Popa has successfully represented Enel Investment Holding in an ICC dispute involving claims amounting to over USD 1.2 billion brought by the Romanian government that the firm describes as "the largest arbitration case ever on the Romanian market.” According to Suciu Popa, “this is a clear and strong result for Enel, all of the claims having been fully dismissed.”
Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners (ZRP) has advised Complexul Energetic Hunedoara, a company fully owned by the Romanian State, on its absorption of Societatea Nationala a Huilei Petrosani, a state company active in the mining field. The formalities of registration with the Trade Registry Office of the merger operation were completed on July 8, 2013.
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, working in association with Gowling WLG, has advised the Convergys consumer management company on its EUR 123 million acquisition of buw, Germany’s largest service provider in the customer care industry in private ownership. Taylor Wessing advised sellers Karsten Wulf and Jens Bormannon on the deal, which remains contingent on certain adjustments and regulatory approvals.
Buzescu Ca has announced that it obtained a victory for client Statkraft Markets, member of the Statkraft Group, the leading European renewable energy producer, in an appeal filed by the Romanian electricity system and transmission operator, Transelectrica, of the lower court's dismissal of its claim of re charges for cross-border electricity trading.
Franklin Templeton Investment Management Ltd. United Kingdom Bucharest Branch, acting in its capacity as the Investment Manager of Romanian Fondul Proprietatea, has announced that Fondul Proprietatea has sold its full shareholding in E.ON Distributie Romania S.A. and E.ON Energie Romania S.A. Bondoc & Asociatii advised the seller.
Musat & Asociatii has announced that the Administrative and Fiscal Litigation Division of the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) has ruled for client Electrolux Romania on its appeal of a decision of the Competition Council to sanction the company by civil fine of over RON 9.8 million.
Four firms in Central and Eastern European — Pepa & Dobre from Romania, JebwabnyLegal from Poland, Krutak & Partners from Czech Republic, and DKKR Partners from Hungary – have joined forces to create Arcliffe, which they describe as "a premiere legal practice in CEE.” Together, the firm claims 40 lawyers, including 18 partners.
Maravela & Asociatii has announced that dispute resolution specialist Mirela Metea was promoted to Partner at the firm on June 1, 2016.
RTPR Allen & Overy has advised private equity fund PAI partners, owner of R&R Ice Cream, on Romanian elements of its joint venture with Nestle to form a new entity which will be called Froneri. The joint venture covers markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Philippines, and will employ more than 15,000 people. Allen & Overy was global counsel to R&R Ice Cream on the deal, which is expected to close around the end of the year, subject to employee consultations and regulatory approval.
Voicu & Filipescu has advised Bel Rom Twelve on the sale of 12 of the 22.5 hectares of land it owns in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, to the South-African investment fund New Europe Property Investments (NEPI), marking the third such sale of real estate by the Bel Rom group to NEPI. Reff & Associates — a member of Deloitte Legal — advised NEPI on the deal.
Women’s Day is behind us, but the subjects of gender equality and equal opportunity are of year-round concern. This, the first part of a special two-part CEE Legal Matters article on women in private practice in CEE, provides the numbers and percentages from leading law firms across CEE, as well as a more thorough snapshot of one representative market. Part II of the report, in the June issue, will pull back the curtain even more, providing feedback and perspectives from lawyers across the region.
Leroy si Asociatii advised France's Lactalis on its acquisition of Romanian dairy producer Albalact Alba Iulia. Schoenherr advised the shareholders of Albalact on the transaction, which Leroy si Asociatii describes as “the first significant voluntary takeover bid to be carried out on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.”
Drakopoulos has successfully represented the Premier League before the Romanian Trademark office (OSIM) in an important trademark opposition the Premier League filed against an application submitted by a Romanian company operating in the automotive industry for a trademark the Premier League claimed was confusingly similar to its famous lion logo.