GKC Partners in association with White & Case has advised a consortium of lenders, including Ziraat Bankasi, DenizBank, HalkBank, and Yapi Kredi Bankasi, on their USD 1.1 billion financing of the restructuring of Turkey's Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, and Trabzonspor football clubs. Akol Law advised Galatasaray and Pekin & Pekin reportedly advised Fenerbahce.
Concern around carbon footprints, climate change, greenhouse emissions and compliance with environmental regulations and anti-bribery and corruption legislation has been on the rise over the last 20 years. More recently, that concern has expanded to encompass an increased emphasis on sustainable development in business operations and supply chains. The drive for more accountability and transparency from financial institutions, private equity investors and governments around the globe has turned the spotlight on disparities in terms of pay, gender and diversity, as well as the use of slavery in manufacturing. What started as discrete areas of focus and/or regulation, now firmly fall under the mainstream umbrella term, “Environmental, Social and Governance” (“ESG”).
For our Checking In feature, we reach out to partners and heads of practice across CEE to learn how specific practice areas are faring in their jurisdictions. This time around we asked Data Protection experts: Overall, how compliant would you say economic agents are with relevant local regulations on data protection, and what are the main gaps that have yet to be addressed?
Paksoy has advised Migros Ticaret AS on the sale of 99% of its subsidiary Ramstore Macedonia DOO to City Plaza DOO Skopje, which was reportedly advised by Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Paksoy, working with Eversheds Sutherland as global counsel, has advised Siniora Food Industries Company PLC, a Jordan-originating multinational food company, on its acquisition of a 77% stake of Polonez - Trakya Et ve Sut Urunleri San. ve Tic. A.S., a Turkish processed meat products company. Caliskan Okkan Toker advised the selling Akkas Family members.
New technologies are all the rage, as law firms adapt to the telecommuting and digitalization realities that accompanied the Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, we decided to ask our Law Firm Marketing experts from across the region a simple question: “What is the single most important/valuable piece of software you use?” As always, we asked respondents to focus on the question at hand, rather than – as we put it – using the question simply as an excuse to “tell us that their firms are awesome.” Not everyone was able to resist.