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Freshfields has announced that it advised Hewlett-Packard Company on its global division into two separate listed companies - the largest division of a technology company ever.

The Cathay Associates network of law offices, which was launched by the Chinese boutique Kejie Law Office in September 2015, reports 9 CEE members. The network was initiated to offer global coverage, with a special focus on China and cross-border matters.

White & Case has advised Super Group Limited (Super Group) on its acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe, in a deal that values the company at EUR 153.5 million. Equistone was advised by P+P Pollath + Partners. The transaction should complete in the autumn after approval by the central bank of South Africa.

Dragos Vilau, former Managing Partner of Vilau & Mitel, together with Partners Iuliana Dejescu, Ionut Lupsa, and Andrei Stefanovici, have left Vilau & Mitel to start a new law firm: Vilau si Asociatii.

The EBRD has participated in the Initial Public Offering organized by Electrica SA, for the issuance of new shares representing 105 per cent of the company’s share capital and floated on the Bucharest Stock Exchange as well as on the London Stock Exchange, via Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”).

Biris Goran has promoted IP/IT lawyer Ana Maria Andronic to Partner, noting that she "placed the firm as the leading name on the IT market in the last few years and will continue to further develop the IP, IT & Media Practice.” The firm also announced that Senior Associate Stefanita Georgescu has joined its Real Estate Practice team.


Lawyers from RTPR Allen & Overy have counseled the EBRD on its EUR 10 million loan to SC Raja SA Constanta, one of the largest water utilities in Romania. SC Raja SA Constanta — an existing EBRD client that previously received a EUR 33 million loan in 2010  operates in the counties of Constanta and Ialomita with a growing presence in Calarasi, Dambovita, and Ilfov.

In mid-July it was reported that Partner Perry Zizzi would be leaving Badea Clifford Chance in Bucharest to return to Dentons, where he had worked (under the Salans brand) before leaving 7 years before. On August 4 the news broke that long-time Ukrainian expert Adam Mycyk had joined Dentons as well. Mycyk moved over from Chadbourne & Parke, as that firm winds down its operations in KievWe reached out to Zizzi and Mycyk to ask them about their decisions to join Dentons.

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has confirmed that it acted for the Japanese Marubeni Corporation in its joint venture with Romanian state-owned power producer ELCEN to build a 250 MW gas-fired electricity plant in the central Romanian county of Mures.

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