Dentons has advised the electricity and gas provider E.ON Connecting Energies (ECT), a new international unit of E.ON Group, on the acquisition of the Russian Noginsky Teplovoy Center company from AMG Industrial Investment Corporation.
Baker & McKenzie has advised Vneshprombank on its debut Eurobond offering of USD 200 million 9% bonds due in 2016 and a tap offering of USD 25 million. Listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, these Eurobonds will be used to diversify the bank’s funding sources and for general corporate purposes.
The Competition teams of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners in Moscow and Kiev have successfully represented Dole Food Company CEO David Murdoch in his request for regulatory approval in those countries for his purchase of the final 60% of the shares in the company.
In a deal that marks the first time that the UK Takeover Panel shares jurisdiction with the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, the London team of Latham & Watkins advised U.C.E. Synttech Holdings on its cash offer for IG Seismic Services (IGSS).
Turkey's Bezen and Partners law firm has hired senior Russian lawyer Natalie Petrushevskaya for the firm's Istanbul office. According to B&P Partner Yesim Bezen, the move is part of the firm's plan "to beef up its Russian desk and develop further its Russia and CIS focused client base."
Jonathan Hines, Business and Finance Partner in the Moscow office of Morgan Lewis, has been elected to the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC) for a five-year term.
CIS law firms Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and the Pepeliaev Group took the first two places in Pravo.ru's rankings of the top 50 Law Firms for 2012 by revenue, with international law firm Dentons coming in third.
Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.
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