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2-Dec-13 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds acted for TVN (ITI Group) in several crucial cases related to telecommunications, privacy and e-business, and represented the client in administrative court in a case related to the protection of journalist's data. N/A Poland TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Other General Inspector for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) ; TVN
2-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Generali Group on the restructuring of Assicurazioni Generali and on the acquisition of additional participation in ZAD Victoria. N/A Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Generali Group ; ZAD Victoria
2-Dec-13 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Romanian International Bank on the sale of 100% of its shareholding to Getin Holding SA. N/A Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Banking / Finance Getin Holding SA; Romanian International Bank
3-Dec-13 Linklaters Linklaters acted as the adviser to the Polish State Treasury as the selling shareholder in a transaction consisting of the public offering of secondary shares in Energa SA, which is owned by the Polish State Treasury. The transaction constituted first phase of privatisation of Energa SA. EUR 3.1 billion Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Ministerstwo Skarbu Panstwa (Treasury Ministry)
3-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised BNP Paribas on financial regulation of capital markets and trade with financial instruments. Wolf Theiss advised and issuing a legal opinion covering issues related to EU emissions allowance transactions to be entered into with Bulgarian counter-parties under the ISDA Master Agreement and the relevant Schedules. N/A Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets BNP Paribas
3-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised GE International on export financing for the supply of a 32 MW combined cycle gas turbine for Toploficatzia Pleven EAD. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance GE International Inc.
5-Dec-13 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Rabobank on the sale of Polish bank BGZ to BNP Paribas. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A BNP Paribas; Rabobank
5-Dec-13 Varul Varul advised Amalfi in entering into a joint venture with US Invest for acquiring a shareholding in a company owning and operating G4S Latvian headquarters and money vault in Riga. N/A Estonia; Latvia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Amalfi; N/A
10-Dec-13 CHSH CHSH Belarus office advised Chevrolet Europe GmbH (Germany) on termination of its distribution network in Belarus. N/A Belarus Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Chevrolet Europe GmbH
10-Dec-13 Varul Varul advised the Baltic Property Fund on entering into a joint venture with Trigon Property Advisors for the purpose of developing a real estate project in the center of Tallinn. N/A Estonia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Baltic Property Fund
12-Dec-13 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca advised Air Trade Centre International on the acquisition of a minority participation, which completed the acquisition of the entire capital of a Romanian company. N/A Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Air Trade Centre International;
12-Dec-13 Varul Varul Latvia advised the main state-owned railway company Latvian Railways on a tax neutral restructuring of the business taking into account EU legislative acts (i.e., the directive on reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions), and local tax laws as well as European case-law. N/A Latvia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Tax Corporate / Commercial / M&A Latvian Railway
15-Dec-13 CHSH CHSH advised listed EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG("EnBW") on the transfer of its 32.47% stake in EVN AG to EnBW Trust e.V. by way of contractual trust arrangement. EnBW Trust e.V. is controlled by EnBW. N/A Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG
15-Dec-13 CHSH CHSH Kalis & Partners provided legal services to Erste Group Bank AG in connection with the restructuring of loans provided to a development holding company following the sale of its subsidiaries. EUR 80 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Restructuring / Insolvency Erste Group Bank AG
15-Dec-13 CMS; Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners CMS advised Pramerica Real Estate Investors on the sale of the "Nordic Park" A-Class office building in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Griffin Group; Pramerica Real Estate Investors
15-Dec-13 CMS CMS advised Quinn Group on the sale of the Hilton in Sofia and on a multi-stage acquisition of the Hilton Hotel in Sofia. Algonquin SA acquired the Sheraton Hotel in Krakow while a consortium of Bulgarian investors acquired the Hilton Hotel in Sofia. N/A Bulgaria; Poland Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Algonquin SA has acquired Sheraton Hotel; Krakow while a consortium of Bulgarian investors has acquired the Hilton Hotel; Sofia.; Quinn Group
15-Dec-13 CMS CMS Budapest advised Bank of China on the financing of an Austrian registered holding company. N/A Hungary, Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Bank of China
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised and assisted Bestasig, a large insurance broker, in relation to its merger with Stein, another major player, which resulted in the creation of Stein Bestasig. N/A Romania Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bestasig
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Raiffeisen Bank with regard to the extension of the financing of a construction contract in Albania. EUR 18.1 million Albania Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Raiffeisen Bank
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Raiffeisen Bank with regard to the financing of a construction contract in Albania N/A Albania, Greece Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Raiffeisen Bank
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Upstream Romania in a series of transactions with Vodafone in relation to the supply of software e-commerce solutions, IT technical support, and advertising. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Upstream Romania
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised US developer Cleanearth Capital in relation to the financing of a mixed-use project in the city of Nis. EUR 165 million Serbia Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Real Estate / Construction Cleanearth Capital
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted a Dutch entity of the Marinopoulos Group with the acquisition of interests of a major construction project (a shopping mall) in Sofia. EUR 17 million Bulgaria Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction Marinopoulos Group; N/A
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted All Invest, the importer of Moldavian bio beverage producer Orhei Vit, in a deal to set up their Romanian main warehouse on the Bucharest ring road. EUR 1 million Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A All Invest
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Carrefour Balkans with the expansion of its activity in Albania. EUR 20 million Albania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Carrefour Balkans
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos designed and handled the legal and financial structure for the development of the biggest cables factory in Romania, a cross-border transaction for its client, the Viohalco Group. N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Viohalco Group
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos finalized Coca Cola Romania corporate restructuring matters and assisted with the implementation of the new shareholding structure of the group. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Coca Cola Romania
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos handled all regulatory, contractual, procurement, and construction matters for Custosolar in relation to its development of photovoltaic power plants of a capacity of 10 MW. EUR 20 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Custosolar
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos handled all regulatory, contractual, procurement, and construction matters for INTRAPOWER in relation its development of photovoltaic power plants in Greece of an aggregated capacity of over 110 MW. EUR 250 million Greece Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Intrapower
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos negotiated a syndicated loan with IFC, Tirana Bank, and Alpha Bank on behalf of the TEQJA Group. EUR 25 million Albania Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance TEQJA International
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented BP in a series of trade dress counterfeiting cases, involving 7 gas stations across Greece bearing BP trademarks or the relevant combination of colors that were misleading to consumers N/A Greece Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities IP / Trademarks BP
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented FAMAR, GAP and Marks & Spencer (through their Master Franchisee in Greece) in rent reduction cases against the owners of major points of sales around Greece. N/A Greece Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction FAMAR, GAP and Marks & Spencer
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Franke in negotiations with the National Road Company in relation to an expropriation for the road ring of Bucharest. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Franke
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Greenlake Development in all aspects related to Green Lake Residences, one of the largest current residential construction projects in Bucharest. EUR 150 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction Greenlake Development
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare and Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals in a serious dispute against Viogen in relation to the OBuprenalO trademark. N/A Greece Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare & Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals
15-Dec-13 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented the management of the previous Greek exclusive distributor of Porsche in Greece in a dispute against their former employer. EUR 1 million Greece Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Individuals; Previous Greek exclusive distributor of Porsche
15-Dec-13 ELIG ELIG represented Eren Enerji Elektrik uretim A.S. on a facility agreement of USD 800 Million with Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. and Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S., concerning the financing of construction, commissioning, and operation of two 1,390 MW coal-fired thermal power plants located in Zonguldak, Turkey. EUR 674.6 million Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Eren Energy
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised ProSiebenSat.1 on the sale of Kiss TV and of the radio stations Kiss FM, Magic FM, One FM and Rock FM to Antenna Group. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Other Antenna Group; ProSiebenSat.1
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Siena Group in taking the entire control over Iasi City Center SA, a real estate company set up in view of developing a major office and logistics project in Iasi. N/A Romania Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax Siena Group; Romanian Real Estate Partners BV
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised SIVECO International SA on the acquisition of shares held by Intel Capital and PEF 5 in SIVECO Romania. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition SIVECO International SA ; Intel Capital (Cayman) Corporation; PEF V Information Technology SARL
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised SIVECO International SA on the Term Loan Facility granted by Raiffeisen Bank SA (Romania) for financing the acquisition of the shares held by Intel Capital (Cayman) Corporation and PEF V Information Technology SARL in SIVECO Romania SA. EUR 12.1 million Romania TMT Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A Siveco International SA
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Siveco Romania SA on a revolving facility granted by Raiffeisen Bank S.A. (Romania) to be used by Siveco for financing the working capital need and the issuance/cash collateralization of letters of guarantee and letters of credit. N/A Romania TMT Banking / Finance Siveco Romania SA
15-Dec-13 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised the Polish investment fund Innova Capital on its acquisition of majority stakes in Supercard and Supercard Solutions & Services. N/A Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Innova Capital ; Supercard; Supercard Solutions & Services
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented ceska sporitelna, a.s. in the issue of CZK 849 million fixed-rate bonds due in 2018 traded on the regulated market by a Czech limited liability company and secured by the issuer's real estate and receivables from future lease agreements. EUR 30.6 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Capital Markets ceska sporitelna; a.s.
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in the provision of facilities to a number of Czech and Hungarian companies which are members of the CBRE group for the purpose of refinancing their existing indebtedness. EUR 79 million Czech Republic; Hungary Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Credit Agricole Corporate; Investment Bank (CACIB)
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented New World Resources Plc in the sale of OKK Koksovny (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NWR NV), to the METALIMEX group for EUR 95 million. The OKK business is a separate business segment within the NWR Group, with an independent management and workforce. EUR 95 million Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Metalimpex Group; New World Resources Plc
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented Societe Generale as co-ordinating mandated lead arranger and then Citibank Europe plc, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a.s., Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, ING Bank N.V., The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG as further mandated lead arrangers in the financing of the acquisition by PPF Group of Telefonica Czech Republic, the leading mobile, fixed-line and IPTV operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. EUR 2.3 billion Czech Republic TMT Banking / Finance syndicate of banks
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented Studio Moderna Group with respect to its sale of Stilago, an online fashion business present in 12 countries in CEE and CIS, to the German Klingel Group. N/A Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Klingel Group; Studio Moderna
15-Dec-13 White & Case White & Case represented the Bonatrans Group in its acquisition of Gutehoffnungshutte Radsatz GmbH, a member of the GHH-Valdunes group and a leading manufacturer of wheel sets for the railway industry. EUR 220 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bonatrans Group; GHH-Valdunes
15-Dec-13 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Siemens on the PLN 70 million value procurement process of ERTMS/ETCS systems for railway Kunowice - Warszawa by PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. EUR 17.5 million Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Siemens
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised BNP Paribas on the alleged infringement of the IP rights over the architectural design of the BNP Paribas Building in Sofia claimed by one of the leading architects, the owner of a consulting company in the construction industry in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services IP / Trademarks Banking / Finance BNP Paribas
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Borealis AG (a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefin, base chemicals, and fertilizers) and First Energy Bank (an Islamic investment bank), on the acquisition of a minority stake of approximately 20.3% of the share capital in Neochim AD, Bulgaria's leading producer and distributor of fertilizers accounting for a significant share of Bulgaria's ammonium nitrate output. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Borealis AG; First Energy Bank B.S.C.
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Eckes Granini, a leading fruit juice brand, in relation to its successful opposition against a trade mark registration. N/A Bulgaria Retail / FMCG IP / Trademarks Eckes Granini Deutschland GmbH
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Lukerg Renew, Enel Green Power, and Alpiq on the final appellate court decisions in their favor repealing the SEWRC decision determining the temporary access-to-the grid prices for RES electricity generators. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Lukerg Renew; Enel Green Power; Alpiq; SEWRC
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Max Telecom, the 4th largest mobile operator in Bulgaria, on regulatory and competition matters when structuring their position on the development of national roaming in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria TMT Competition Max Telecom
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Negos in analyzing potential conflict issues regarding certain public procurement procedures under Act CLXXXI of 2007 (2003/361/EC). N/A Hungary Other PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Negos kft.
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised on local business transfer and corporate issues in Bosnia & Herzegovina related to Redknee's completion of its USD 52 million (global deal value) purchase of Nokia Siemens Networks' BSS unit. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Redknee; Nokia Siemens Networks
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Shah Deniz Consortium (BP has a share of 25.5% and the other shareholders/partners include TPAO- Turkey (9%), SOCAR- Azerbaijan (10%), Statoil- Norway (25.5%), Total - France (10%) LUKoil- Russia (10%) and NIOC- Iran (10%)) with reference to the signing of a long-term Gas Sales Agreement with Bulgargaz EAD. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities BP; TPAO Turkey; SOCAR- Azerbaijan; Statoil- Norway; Total _ France; LUKoil- Russia; NIOC- Iran.
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Sofia provided Borealis AG and First Energy Bank B.S.C. with a merger assessment and review of distribution agreements upon the acquisition of a minority stake in Neochim AD. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Competition Borealis AG; First Energy Bank B.S.C.
15-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Sofia provided Delta Partners Capital Limited with a merger assessment and competition due diligence upon the acquisition of Cash Credit Group. N/A Bulgaria TMT Competition Delta Partners Capital Limited
17-Dec-13 CHSH CHSH Belarus office advised Chevron Belgium N.V. On compliance with Belarusian anti-corruption legislation. N/A Belarus Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities White Collar Crime Chevron Belgium N.V.
19-Dec-13 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi represented Avea, one of the three GSM operators in Turkey, as the leading complainant on a major investigation by the Turkish Competition Authority concerning its competitor Turkcell, which has been holding the dominant position in GSM services market, as well as GSM services market for vehicle tracking systems. EUR 14 Million Turkey TMT Competition Litigation / Dispute Resolution Avea _letisim Hizmetleri A.S.
20-Dec-13 Wolf Theiss Acting as Slovenian counsel to SID - Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d. Ljubljana, (the Issuer) in connection with the issue by way of private placement of EUR 60 million 4.12 per cent. Notes due 2016 of the Issuer (represented by a global bearer note), guaranteed by the Republic of Slovenia. Apart from the Slovenian Government, SID - Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana, was the only bank capable of tapping the international debt capital markets. EUR 60 million Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets SID - Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka; d.d.
24-Dec-13 Linklaters Linklaters advised Gazprom-Media on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Prof-Media Group from Interros. N/A Russia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Gazprom-Media Holding OJSC; Interros
24-Dec-13 Linklaters Linklaters advised Uralchem on the acquisition of a 20% stake in Uralkali. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Uralchem OJSC; Uralkali
27-Dec-13 Linklaters Linklaters advised Rosneft on the exchange offer with Novatek for a 51% stake in JSC Sibneftegaz. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Rosneft Oil Company
30-Dec-13 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal advised Northern Horizon Capital, a leading investment manager focusing on specialized real asset investment strategies in the Baltics, regarding outsourcing some of its fund management activities to group companies. N/A Estonia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Northern Horizon Capital A/S
31-Dec-13 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised ESAB Vamberk in relation to spin-off of its manufacturing unit into a separate company. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ESAB Vamberk
31-Dec-13 DLA Piper Horvath & Partners DLA Piper Advised Magna Steyr on its buyout of its German joint venture partner Parat GmbH in their Hungarian JV specializing in the production of tops and cabrio decks for Porsche, BMW, Mini, and Bentley. EUR 4.2 million Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction Magna Steyr AG; Parat GmbH
31-Dec-13 Linklaters Linklaters advised Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. on its merger with PTK Centertel sp. z o.o. and Orange Polska sp. z o.o. The merger took place through the transfer of all the assets of PTK Centertel sp. z o.o. and Orange Polska sp. z o.o. to TP S.A. which as a result of the merger changed its name to Orange Polska S.A. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.; PTK Centertel sp. z o.o.
31-Dec-13 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Nocous advised UAB Libra Vitalis on the acquisition of control through a share deal. N/A Lithuania Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A UAB Libra Vitalis; N/A
31-Dec-13 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented Roquette Freres S.A. with respect to the creation of a joint venture with Barentz International B.V by subscription of shares in Polish subsidiary of Barentz. N/A Poland Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Roquette
1-Jan-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised URSA, a subsidiary of Uralita Group, on the sale of 100 percent stake in its Turkish subsidiary, Ursa Isi Yalitim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., to Knauf Insulation S.A. EUR 5 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Knauf Insulation S.A.; URSA
1-Jan-14 CMS; Schoenherr Seven Mile Capital acquired the Microporous lead-acid battery separator facilities in Tennessee, in the United States, and Feistritz im Rosental, in Austria. EUR 100.5 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Seven Mile Capital; Feistritz im Rosental
1-Jan-14 Varul Varul advised CNC Associates Inc, Machine Leasing and Financing subsidiary of Haas Automation Inc., in drafting financing agreements for selling Haas Automation machinery in Estonia and Latvia. N/A Estonia; Latvia Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance CNC Associates Inc
1-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Romanian Nuclear Agency in relation to the organization of two public procurement procedures (i.e., an open tender procedure and a design contest) designed to select the consultant in charge of drafting a feasibility study for the implementation of two major radioactive waste management projects in Romania. EUR 0.1 million Romania Waste Management PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Romanian Nuclear Agency
1-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised V.E.Kern GmbH in court proceedings against one of the company's clients. The firm first represented V.E. Kern in commercial litigation proceedings which successfully closed in December 2013. The firm then supported V.E. Kern in enforcement proceedings against the debtor, and eventually initiated insolvency proceedings which are currently pending. N/A Bulgaria Other Debt Recovery V.E.Kern GmbH
1-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Sofia advised and represented Laverana GmbH, one of the leading German cosmetics manufacturers, in IP litigations before the Bulgarian courts involving a claim made by local cosmetics manufacturer Lavena. N/A Bulgaria Retail / FMCG IP / Trademarks Laverana GmbH
3-Jan-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised GlaxoSmithKline on the acquisition of the entire business of de Miclen, a leading contract manufacturer of toothpaste and cosmetics in Slovakia, and the supplier of over 40% of the European toothpaste market. N/A Slovakia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A GlaxoSmithKline ; de Miclen
3-Jan-14 White & Case White & Case represented Monster Worldwide Ltd. in the joint venture between Monster Worldwide, Inc. and Alma Media Corporation resulting in a joint holding company named Alma Career Oy that provides comprehensive offering of career services in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Monster Worldwide Ltd.
6-Jan-14 CMS CMS Slovakia advised the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic on the EUR 40 million Slovak National Gallery reconstruction project. The firm's advice included support in the public procurement process and preparation of contractual conditions in accordance with the Red FIDIC. EUR 40 million Slovakia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
7-Jan-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised a club of banks led by CSOB on the CZK 4.1 billion financing of acquisition of German E.ON's stake in the city's gas distributor Prazska plynarenska by Prazska plynarenska Holding. EUR 3.4 billion Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A CSOB
7-Jan-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Loyrette Nouel advised VINCI Concessions, STRABAG, and AKTOR on a 29-year public-private partnership contract covering a motorway in Romania. N/A Romania Real Estate / Construction PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Vinci Concessions; Stragab; Aktor
7-Jan-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised AP Moller-Maersk on Polish aspects of the Danish listed shipping-to-oil conglomerate's sale of 49 per cent of its stake in Dansk Supermarked, Denmark's largest retailer to F. Salling Invest A/S and F. Salling Holding A/S. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A F. Salling Invest A/S; F. Salling Holding A/S; AP Moller-Maersk
8-Jan-14 Gessel Gessel advised mBank on debt financing to purchase shares of Stone Master, a leading Polish manufacturer of decorative elements and facade coverings of stone on the Polish market. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Debt Recovery mBank
8-Jan-14 Deloitte (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associates assisted New Europe Property Investments in the acquisition of a Greek shopping center. N/A Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction New Europe Property; N/A
10-Jan-14 Borenius Borenius advised Grigory Guselnikov, the owner and leading partner of London-based investment fund G2 Capital Partners, in acquisition of 50%+1 share of Norvik Bank. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity G2 Capital Partners; Norvik Bank
13-Jan-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Enterprise Investors in relation to the exit from Siveco Romania SA (one of the leading Romanian software companies, present in CEE, the Middle East, and Africa, and with projects spread over 27 countries) in an MBO leveraged transaction. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Siveco Romania SA; Enterprise Investors
14-Jan-14 Cooley; Pollath + Partner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised IT company RapidMiner on taking in new capital from Earlybird Venture Capital and Open Ocean Capital. EUR 4.2 million Austria TMT Banking / Finance Private Equity RapidMiner
15-Jan-14 Ardent & Medernach; Baker & McKenzie; Bonelli Erede Pappalardo; Karatzas and Partners; Reed Smith; Sidley Austin; Papapolitis & Papapolitis; Van Doome; White & Case Baker & McKenzie, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Karatzas and Partners, and Reed Smith advised Invel Real Estate on its acquisition of a 66% stake in NBG Pangaea Real Estate Investment Company from the National Bank of Greece. Sidley Austin advised Pangaea on corporate and M&A aspects. The Reed Smith team advised Invel on the structuring of its investment platform, the vehicle for the Pangaea transaction, and in negotiating the terms of the EUR 125 million investment by investment management firm York Capital Management Europe Advisors. Ardent & Medernach, Papapolitis & Papapolitis, Van Doome, and White & Case advised York Capital on the deal. EUR 653 million Greece Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Invel Real Estate ; National Bank of Greece
15-Jan-14 CHSH CHSH advised the Georg Fischer Group on the sale of one of its Austrian subsidiaries, Georg Fischer Kokillenguss GmbH, Herzogenburg, to KiMAZ GmbH, a company owned by the managers of the target company. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Georg Fischer AG; Georg Fischer Automobilguss GmbH
15-Jan-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus advised Interstate Hotels & Resorts (USA) on a hotel management agreement with a major hotel owner in Belarus regarding the 5-star Renaissance hotel in Minsk. N/A Belarus Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Interstate Hotels & Resorts
15-Jan-14 CMS; Clifford Chance CMS advised the seller in a transaction which consisted of a sale of two logistic projects located in Wroclaw and in Blonie (Poland) to companies from Hillwood group. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Hillwood Group; Standard Life Investments; Panattoni Europe
15-Jan-14 CMS CMS advised WorkService on a joint venture with FIEGE. N/A Poland/Germany Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A WorkService
15-Jan-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Zublin, a member of the Strabag Group, in a dispute against a Greek subcontractor in relation to a major railway construction in Greece. EUR 0.75 million Greece Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction ; Zublin (member of Strabag Group)
15-Jan-14 Clifford Chance; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii; Voicu & Filipescu Hidroconstrucia, the largest hydro-energy and construction company in Romania, received a EUR 60 million credit from a bank consortium consisting of BRD-Groupe Societe Generale and Allianz-Tiriac Insurance. EUR 60 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance BRD-Groupe Societe Generale; Allianz-Tiriac Insurance
15-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised the Swiss Emil Frey Group on the acquisition from Germany's Daimler AG of the entire assets and operations of Mercedes-Benz Srbija i Crna Gora. N/A Serbia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Emil Frey Group; Daimler AG
15-Jan-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Saalemuhle Alsleben GmbH on the sale of 46% of shares of Tartu Mill, one of the biggest grain processers the Baltics, to AS Tiigi Keskus. N/A Estonia Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A AS Tiigi Keskus; Saalemuhle Alsleben GmbH.
15-Jan-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norocus represented SIA Cobook and its founders in a share sale and swap transaction resulting in 100% acquisition of SIA Cobook by FullContact Inc, including preparation, negotiation, and execution of transaction documents. N/A Latvia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A FullContact Inc.;
15-Jan-14 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal assisted the CBRE Group with respect to its merger with its daughter company Impact Corti and four subsidiaries of Impact Corti. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A CBRE Group
15-Jan-14 White & Case White & Case advised Johnson Controls on a range of complex employment law issues in connection with its intention to gradually close down its car upholstery plant located in Roudnice nad Labem in the Czech Republic by September 2014. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Labor Law Johnson Controls
15-Jan-14 White & Case White & Case represented the Slovak Republic, acting through the Ministry of Economy, in connection with acquisition of 49% of shares in Slovensky plynarensky priemysel a.s. EUR 2.5 billion Slovakia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ministry of Economy; Slovensky plynarensky priemysel
15-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss led damages claims before the Labor Court and Commercial Court against a ex-employee of Beeline Concessions GmbH. The firm also filed a temporary prohibitions of abuse of Beeline's registered "SIX" and "Accessories" trade marks, which was granted by the Commercial Court. Wolf Theiss successfully conducted settlement negotiations and the case was closed with a settlement in January 2014. EUR 0.2 million Slovenia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law Beeline Concessions GmbH; Individual
16-Jan-14 Dentons Dentons acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with a committed trade finance facility to the Bank Vostok public joint-stock company. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Black Sea Trade; Development Bank
17-Jan-14 Asters Asters advised the IFC on financing for a leading Ukrainian agroindustrial company. EUR 54.5 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance IFC
17-Jan-14 Specht Bohm Specht Bohm represented the Nordic Tieto IT service company in its acquisition of Siemens Convergance Creators' telecom research and development division. N/A Austria; Croatia; Slovakia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nordic Tieto IT; Siemens
20-Jan-14 Jankovic Popovic & Mitic Jankovic Popovic & Mitic supported Microsoft in obtaining clearance from the Serbian Commission for Competition for purchase of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license of Nokia's patents, and license and use of Nokia's mapping services. N/A Serbia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition Microsoft
20-Jan-14 Specht Bohm Specht Bohm achieved victory in the Russian Court of first instance for a family of 2002 Nord-Ost siege conflict victim in Moscow. N/A Russia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Individual (family of 2002 Nord-Ost siege conflict victim); N/A
20-Jan-14 Tuca Zbarcea & Associates Tuca Zbarcea & Associates advised the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan on reacquisition of subsidiary shares from Romanian shareholders. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A State Oil Company of Azerbaijan; N/A
20-Jan-14 Tuca Zbarcea & Associates Tuca Zbarcea and Associates persuaded the Bucharest Court of Law to order the cancellation of insolvency procedures against Carrefour Romania initiated by one of the retailer's suppliers, which claimed unpaid debts. EUR 0.2 million Romania Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Debt Recovery N/A; Carrefour Romania
21-Jan-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised the Abraaj Group, a leading Turkish dairy products distributor, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Yorsan Group companies. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Abraaj Group; Yorsan Group
21-Jan-14 Gessel Gessel represents Tesgas in settling a dispute with PBG Energia and Bioelektrownia Szarlej. EUR 22 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tesgas; PBG Energia; Bioelektrownia Szarlej
21-Jan-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners The litigation team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Nestle Russia LLC in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and in further proceedings, having managed to recover from Belorussian ODO Mostra Group about 100 million rubles in debts assigned by Nestle Russia LLC to Crobotol Investments Limited. EUR 1.3 million Belarus; Russia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Debt Recovery Nestle Russia LLC / Crobotol InvestmentsLimited; ODO Mostra Group
21-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised AmTrust Financial Services on various Ukrainian law considerations relevant to the intended sale of an extended warranty product, which includes manufacture defects and accidental damage, covering specific electronic devices to Ukrainian individuals and business customers via a website and in-country sales representatives, including on the applicable tax implications. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Tax AmTrust Financial Services
21-Jan-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised MND Drilling & Services, the largest drilling contractor in the Czech Republic, on its Ukrainian market entry, including step by step requirements for establishing a presence in Ukraine for the purposes of launching an oil and gas drilling business, as well as the tax registration requirements and customs formalities to be complied with before undertaking drilling equipment imports. N/A Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Tax Corporate / Commercial / M&A MND Drilling & Services
22-Jan-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Egorov Pugisnky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the employee interests of ZAO Alcoa Metallurg Rus, the Russian subsidiary of Alcoa. The Yuzhnaya Operational Customs Office initiated a number of criminal proceedings against the employees of Alcoa Metallurg Rus for offenses under Article 189(3) of the Russian Criminal Code relating to international trade with foreign companies. The attorneys of the White Collar Crime Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners achieved a successful result for its client, with the prosecution eventually terminated as groundless. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution White Collar Crime The Yuzhnaya Operational Customs Office; Employees of ZAO Alcoa Metallurg Rus
24-Jan-14 Baker & McKenzie; Herrington & Sutcliffe; Orrick Baker & McKenzie advised a Novatek and Gazprom joint venture on the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Artic Russia from the Italian Eni oil and gas company. EUR 2.5 billion Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Novatek; Gazprom joint venture
27-Jan-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie advised Vneshprombank on its debut Eurobond offering. EUR 188.6 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Vneshprombank
27-Jan-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners in Moscow and Kiev successfully represents Dole Food Company CEO David Murdoch in request for regulatory approval for purchase of the final 60% of the company. EUR 1.3 billion Russia; Ukraine Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition David Murdoch; the head of Dole Food Company; Inc.; DFC Holdings
27-Jan-14 Doralt Seist Csoklich; Schoenherr; Vavrovsky Heine Marth Schoenherr advised Osterreichische Volksbanken-AG on the sale of a financing portfolio to CA Immobilien Anlagen, with assistance from the new Austrian Vavrovsky Heine Marth law firm EUR 428 million Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance CA Immobilien Anlagen; Osterreichische Volksbanken-AG
28-Jan-14 Linklaters Linklaters guaranteed Exchangeable Bonds due 2017 issued by Cez MH B.V. EUR 489.1 million Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Barclays Bank plc; Deutsche Bank AG; HSBC Bank plc; Societe Generale
29-Jan-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised DowAksa Advanced Composites Holding on its investment in Nanotechnology Composites Center. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A DowAksa Advanced; Composites Holding
30-Jan-14 King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin advised CEREA Partenaire on acquisition of Speciality Chemical Packaging from Irving Place Capital and Oaktree Capital Management. N/A Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity CEREA Partenaire; Irving Place Capital; Oaktree Capital Management
30-Jan-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Dimension Data Holdings Nederland B.V. in the acquisition process of NextiraOne Polska sp. z o.o. (a Polish operating subsidiary of NextiraOne) - as part of the international acquisition of NextiraOne group by Dimension Data N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Dimension Data Holdings Nederland B.V.; NextiraOne Polska sp. z o.o.
31-Jan-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Leroy Merlin on construction and opening of second hypermarket in Kyiv. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction Leroy Merlin
31-Jan-14 Morgan Lewis Morgan Lewis advised Russian VTB Bank on cash tender offer closings. The tender offer involved USD 750 million Loan Participation Notes due February 2018s USD 2 billion Loan Participation Notes due May 2018 and USD 1 billion Loan Participation Notes due October 2020. EUR 3.1 billion Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets VTB Bank
31-Jan-14 Karatzas and Partners; Linklaters Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright acted for the lenders, including 26 banks and the European Investment Bank, on the restructuring of the EUR 1.8 billion Elefsina-Korinthos-Patras-Pyrgos-Tsakona motorway. Linklaters advised Olympia Odos, the project company, and Karatzas and Partners advised on the Greek legal aspects of the restructuring. EUR 1.8 billion Greece Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Real Estate / Construction EIB; Olympia Odos
31-Jan-14 Hogan Lovells; Koutalidis; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised on a motorway restructuring in Greece. The lenders were advised by Hogan Lovells and the Koutalidis Law Firm advised on the Greek legal aspects of the restructuring. EUR 1.8 billion Greece Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Real Estate / Construction Aegean Motorway; EIB; Olympia Odos
31-Jan-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised Nutreco International on an M&A deal in the animal feed market and establishment of a joint venture in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nutreco International
31-Jan-14 Moroglu Arseven; Turunc Turunc acted as counsel to the private equity firm Royalton Partners in its acquisition of On Iki Levha, a Turkish publishing house. Moroglu Arseven advised the sellers. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Royalton Partners ;
31-Jan-14 White & Case White & Case represented two investment funds managed by ARX Equity Partners and Prof. Martin Filipec, as sellers, in the sale of their entire shareholdings in Lexum Group, a major healthcare provider of eye surgery and ophthalmology in the Czech Republic and Poland, to the Optegra Group, a specialist provider of ophthalmic services in the UK and other international markets. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Optegra Group; ARX Equity Partners; Prof. Martin Filipec
31-Jan-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised State Street Bank on a cross-border merger with its subsidiary in Poland, turning it into a branch of a foreign credit institution, and restructuring of Polish business operations. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A State Street Bank
1-Feb-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised the EBRD on providing a EUR 25 million term loan facility to Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri forthe capacity expansion including construction and implementation of 5 cold chain storage facilities in various locations in Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Mugla, Mersin, and Erzurum. EUR 25 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Real Estate / Construction EBRD
1-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank on a work-out of a hotel project in the north of Croatia. EUR 46 million Croatia Banking / Financial Services Debt Recovery Erste Group Bank
1-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised on the structuring of a cash pooling mechanism between Lukerg Renew GmbH and its Bulgarian subsidiaries. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Tax Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Lukerg Renew GmbH
1-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised South Stream Transport AG, the joint venture of OAO Gazprom, Eni S.p.A., EDF Group, and Wintershall Holding GmbH (a BASF subsidiary), on the development of the South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline from a VAT and customs perspective. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Tax South Stream Transport AG
3-Feb-14 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii advised Sterling Resources on the sale of 65% of shares in the offshore Midia XV deep water perimeter. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Sterling Resources
5-Feb-14 CHSH CHSH advised KGAL, one of Germany's largest asset managers, on its purchase of the Shopping Horn retail center in the northern Austrian town of Horn. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction KGAL; N/A
5-Feb-14 Noerr Noerr advised Siemens on a joint venture agreement with Russian Machines Corporation for the production and sale of subway cars. EUR 160 million Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Siemens
5-Feb-14 Watson, Farley & Williams Watson, Farley & Williams advised Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik on a new financing agreement with European private capital fund manager Metric Capital Partners. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Private Equity Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik
7-Feb-14 White & Case White & Case advised Avast Software and a selling shareholder consortium on the sale of a significant minority stake to CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. EUR 830 million Czech Republic TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity CVC Capital Partners; Avast Software
7-Feb-14 CMS; White & Case White & Case advised Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 on inaugural, dual-tranche high yield bond issue and entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. CMS advised Alior Bank and Bank Zachodni (a subsidiary of Santander) on the PLN 400 million super senior multicurrency revolving credit facility for the Polish mobile telephone operator. The credit facility was provided alongside a EUR 870 million three-tranche high yield bond issue. EUR 962.9 million Poland TMT Capital Markets Banking / Finance P4 (Play) Alior Bank; Bank Zachodni
10-Feb-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised Monitise on the cross-border acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Turkey's leading mobile money company. The deal is realized in form of a share swap between the parties where the sellers also acquired shares in Monitise plc. EUR 100 million Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Monitise; Pozitron Yazilim
10-Feb-14 Dentons Dentons 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. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity E.ON; AMG Industrial Investment Corporation
10-Feb-14 Specht Bohm Specht Bohm assisted in Hungarian management buy-out of Brinks' Hungarian subsidiary. N/A Hungary Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Brinks Management; Brinks
11-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Gebruder Weiss, an international freight forwarding services provider, on tax and exchange control implications for a suggested structure for the provision to Ukrainian clients of freight forwarding services for their cross border trade. N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Tax Gebruder Weiss
12-Feb-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised OTP Bank on the purchase by Croatian subsidiary OTP Banka Hrvatska of 98.4% of Italy-based Banco Popolare's branches in Croatia. EUR 14 million Croatia; Hungary Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A OTP Banka Hrvatska; Banco Popolare
12-Feb-14 CHSH CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegel Hlawati advised Raiffeisen Bank International on matters related to a recent capital increase. EUR 2.8 billion Austria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Raiffeisen Bank International
12-Feb-14 Sulija Partners Law Firm Sulija Partners in Vilnius represented the TopTravel travel agency at the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania in a competition law case. The court suspended the court hearing and referred the case to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling in February 2014. EUR 0.04 million Lithuania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition UAB "TopTravel"; others; The Competition Counsel of Lithuania
13-Feb-14 King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin; Wolf Theiss King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin advised Euroventures III on the sale of IND Group. Wolf Theiss advised Misys Plc. in relation to the Hungarian law aspects of acquiring the IND Group. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Misys Plc.; IND Group
13-Feb-14 Linklaters; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Linklaters advised Alinda Capital Partners, the American-based infrastructure investment firm, on the successful February 13, 2014 closing of the acquisition of 100% of Emitel, the leading television and radio broadcast infrastructure provider in Poland. Alinda acquired Emitel from Montagu Private Equity, advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Alinda Capital Partners; Montagu Private Equity
13-Feb-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Merrill Lynch International Limited as arranger on the Global Medium Term Notes Program issued by NBG Finance plc and guaranteed by National Bank of Greece S.A. EUR 5 billion Greece Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Merrill Lynch International Limited
13-Feb-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG, and GPB-Financial Services Ltd on the CHF 350 million 5.125% Loan Participation Notes due 2024 issued by GPB Eurobond Finance PLC EUR 301.2 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets UBS AG; Credit Suisse AG; GPB-Financial Services Ltd
13-Feb-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko counseled Russian JSC VTB Bank on an export loan facility to the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine EUR 33.5 million Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance JSC VTB
14-Feb-14 Integrites Integrites successfully defended Philip Morris Ukraine in a dispute against the Specialized State Tax Inspectorate N/A Ukraine Alcohol / Tobacco Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Philip Morris; Specialized State Tax Inspectorate
14-Feb-14 Cleary Gottlieb; Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders and Cleary Gottlieb successfully obtained an affirmation of the summary judgment against a Serbian entity in US Court of Appeals on behalf of Republics of Croatia and Slovenia N/A Croatia; Serbia; Slovenia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Federal Directorate of Supply; Procurement (FDSP); Republic of Croatia; Republic of Slovenia
14-Feb-14 Clifford Chance; White & Case White & Case advised Falcon Group and Clifford Chance advised Deutsche Telekom on the conclusion ofa binding agreement for sale of Falcon Group's stake in T-Mobile Czech Republic to Deutsche Telekom EUR 828 million Czech Republic TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Deutsche Telekom AG; Mid Europa Partners
15-Feb-14 Bird & Bird; Gladei & Partners; Lendvai Partners; Marko & Udrea As part of an international consortium led by Lendvai Partners, Gladei & Partners assisted Hungarian DPO Services with legal due diligence, transaction documenting, and regulatory clearance of its acquisition of certain TV channels in CEE. N/A Moldova TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A DPO Services; N/A
15-Feb-14 CHSH CHSH advised OMV in connection with the sale of its lubricants business to LLC-International, a subsidiary of the Russian Lukoil Group, a world leading oil and gas company. N/A Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Lukoil Group; OMV AG
15-Feb-14 CHSH CHSH provided legal advice to Raiffeisen Bank International in connection with its capital increase with proceeds of EUR 2.78 billion (USD 3.49 billion). RBI increased its capital by 50%, the third largest capital increase of its kind on the Vienna Stock Exchange to date. EUR 2.8 billion Austria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI)
15-Feb-14 CMS CMS advised Apator S.A., the Poland-based company engaged in the design, production and sale of metering systems and switchgear equipment, on the acquisition of Elkomtech S.A, the Poland-based company engaged in producing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) information systems for energy sector, for a consideration of PLN 98.4 million. EUR 23 million Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Apator; Elkomtech S.A.
15-Feb-14 CMS CMS advised BNP Paribas, ING, and Raiffeisen on the financing of Bridgepoint's acquisition of Dr Gerard, a producer of branded and private label biscuits in Poland, from Groupe Poult of France. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance BNP Paribas; ING; Raiffeisen
15-Feb-14 CMS; Dentons CMS advised Ceska sporitelna and Komercni banka on the refinancing of the Bainbridge real estate portfolio. The portfolio consists of large shopping centers and retail assets located across the Czech Republic. Dentons advised the borrowers. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Ceska sporitelna; Komercni banka
15-Feb-14 CMS CMS advised Delhaize on the sale of Bulgarian operations. N/A Bulgaria Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A AP Mart; Delhaize
15-Feb-14 Clifford Chance; CMS CMS advised Erste Bank, as lead arranger and facility agent, in the project refinancing of PBW's real estate portfolio in Romania, including America House in Bucharest and Promenada Shopping Centre in Targu Mures. EUR 50 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Erste Bank
15-Feb-14 CMS CMS advised KPMG, acting as special liquidator of IBRC in connection with the sale of a loan portfolio consisting of a number of Hungarian properties. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction KPMG
15-Feb-14 CMS CMS advised o2 Group and its founding shareholders on the M&A and corporate aspects of Innova Capital's strategic investment in o2 Group. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity O2 Group; TP
15-Feb-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Premier Capital, the master franchisor in Greece for McDonalds, in a dispute related to an alleged unfair dismissal. EUR 0.1 million Greece Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law Individual; Premier Capital
15-Feb-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented RomsilvaA, the Romanian National Forest Company, in a dispute with a major software provider involving the termination of an agreement. EUR 2 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution ROMSILVA; N/A
15-Feb-14 Gladei & Partners; Troaca & Ene Gladei & Partners assisted BCR Chisinau Erste Bank in designing, documenting, negotiating, and closing a loan portfolio sale transaction, resulting in significant improvement of the bank's financial position. EUR 2.2 million Moldova Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance BCR Chiainau Erste Bank
15-Feb-14 Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders counseled CBRE Global Investors and its Hungarian subsidiaries in connection with a refinancing of a number of shopping centers and office buildings in Hungary provided by Westdeutsche Immobilienbank AG EUR 10 million Hungary Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance CBRE Global Investors
15-Feb-14 White & Case White & Case advised Hudson Global Resources on an employment dispute with a former employee, a top manager that had worked forHudson and was subsequently dismissed. N/A Czech Republic Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law Hudson Global Resources
15-Feb-14 White & Case White & Case represented ARX Equity Partners in connection with their acquisition of the Hungarian juice manufacturer, Gramex. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Arx Equity Partners; Gramex
15-Feb-14 White & Case White & Case represented J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Societe Generale, the Royal Bank of Scotlan,d and UniCredit Bank AG as joint bookrunners for a EUR 500 million issuance of senior notes by CE Energy, a.s. EUR 500 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets syndicate of banks
15-Feb-14 Wierzbowski Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds have advised PUT Intercor on a PLN 100 million construction project to build a by-pass road with a bridge in Nowy Sacz. This encompassed the release of the Terms of Reference by the awarding entity (ZDM Nowy Sacz) preparing the tender, representation before the National Appeals Chamber to defend the award of the contract to PUT Intercor, which was contested by Strabag, and during the construction process itself. EUR 25 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Strabag; ZDM Nowy Sacz
15-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss acted as Slovak local counsel on Slovak employment related matters concerning the sale of certain assets from Analog Devices to InvenSense, Inc. N/A Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Labor law Analog Devices; Inc.
15-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Sudzucker AG on the increase of its participation in Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, via the joint holding Z&S Zucker und Starke Holding AG. In total, about 15.6 % shares of listed Agrana Beteiligungs-AG were purchased from M&G Funds through a block trade. Thereby 10.6 % has been indirectly and equally purchased by Sudzucker AG and the Austrian shareholders via the joint holding Z&S Zucker und Starke Holding AG, Vienna, increasing the current position in Agrana Beteiligungs-AG from about 75.5 % to about 86.1 %. Additionally, Sudzucker AG directly purchased about 5 %. EUR 193 million Austria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Sudzucker AG
15-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Spotify Group on providing digital music streaming services, including data protection, and legal advisory relating to the launch of business in CEE/SEE region. N/A Albania; Bosnia Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia TMT IP / Trademarks Spotify AB
15-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented DSM Coating Resins in Austrian employment litigation proceedings in connection with the termination of an employment contract. EUR 0.5 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law N/A; DSM Coating Resins
15-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented Stokke in negotiations to conclude an out-of-court settlement. Involving Nolik d.d.'s alleged infringement of the Tripp Trapp trademark.The case is closed since Nolik agreed to destroy all stock and raw materials. EUR 0.2 million Slovenia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Stokke AS; Nolik d.d. Nolik
17-Feb-14 Gessel Gessel advised Highlander Partners, working through its AKOMEX portfolio company, on the purchase of DRUK-PAK. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Highlander Partners; DRUK-PAK
17-Feb-14 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully defended Vitmark-Ukraine in Ukrainian Higher Administrative Court against charges of illegal decrease of negative profit tax by tax authorities. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Tax Authority Ukraine; Vitmark-Ukraine
18-Feb-14 Linklaters 4.125% Notes due 2019 and 5.250% Notes due 2024 were issued by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia, which was advised by Linklaters. EUR 3.5 billion Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia
18-Feb-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised SIB (Cyprus) Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London, and Merrill Lynch International on the USD 1 billion Series 17. Loan Participation Notes due 2024 issued by SB Capital S.A. issued by SB Capital S.A. EUR 762.5 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets SIB (Cyprus) Limited; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited; Deutsche Bank AG; London Branch; Merrill Lynch International
18-Feb-14 Watson, Farley & Williams Watson, Farley & Williams advised HSH Nordbank on transfer of 10 distressed vessels to the Navios Group. EUR 254.5 million Greece Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Navios Group; HSH Nordbank
19-Feb-14 Dentons Dentons counseled a syndicate of Polish banks on multipurpose financing to Inter Cars. EUR 115.2 million Poland Other Banking / Finance Bank Polska Kasa Opieki; Bank Handlowy w Warszawie; BRE Bank; ING Bank Slaski S.At.
19-Feb-14 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully represented NetCracker in the Ukrainian Appellate Courts on labor disputes. EUR 0.3 million Ukraine TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law The Social Protection Fund for People with Disabilities; NetCracker
20-Feb-14 Luther Luther advised Immofinanz Group on legal and tax aspects of acquisition of 18,000 residential units and the residential real estate service business from Prelios Deutschland N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Immofinanz Group; Prelios Deutschland
21-Feb-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Herbert Smith Freehills; Linklaters Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Meridiam and CNP Assurances consortium on call for tenders initiated by VINCI group for sale of VINCI PARK N/A Russia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Meridiam; CNP Assurances; VINCI group
21-Feb-14 Jankovic Popovic & Mitic JPM advised MetLife on transfer of life insurance portfolio to Wiener Stadtische osiguranje N/A Serbia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Wiener Stadtische osiguranje; MetLife
25-Feb-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised WPP on its acquisition of Lemon Sky by way of transfer of Lemon Sky's enterprise to a newly established WPP joint-stock limited partnership or by way of contribution of 100% of Lemon Sky shares to a new joint-stock limited partnership of the Seller's group followed by the sale of Lemon Sky and Lemon Sky shares to a WPP entity. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A WPP; Lemon Sky
25-Feb-14 Dechertt Dechert advised PepsiCo, via its subsidiary Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, on the sale of five dairy farms N/A Russia Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; PepsiCo
25-Feb-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc, GPB-Financial Services Ltd, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limite,d and ING Bank N.V. on the USD 750 million 4.96% Loan Participation Notes due 2019 issued by GPB Eurobond Finance PLC. EUR 576.4 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets J.P. Morgan Securities plc; GPB-Financial Services Ltd; Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited; ING Bank N.V
25-Feb-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Practica Capital Seed KUB on its investment in ADTARGeT.Me, UAB. Practica Seed Capital KUB is a seed capital fund established according to the JeReMIe initiative of the European Commission and focusing on investment in companies in start-up or seed stage. N/A Lithuania TMT Capital Markets Practica Capital; Private investors
25-Feb-14 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD, Erste Group Bank, Banca Comerciala Romana and Eksport Kredit Fonden in connection with a project financing extended to Crucea Wind Farm. EUR 125 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance EBRD; Erste Group Bank; Banca Comerciala Romana; Eksport Kredit Fonden
26-Feb-14 Wolf Theiss; Voicu Filipescu; Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP (Squire Patton Boggs) Wolf Theiss advised Gothaer Finanzholding AG in the acquisition of the remaining shareholding in Gothaer Asigurari-Reasigurari SA (former Platinum Asigurari-Reasigurari SA) from the company's founder Constantin Toma and his partner Efraim Naimer, who both exit the Romanian company. N/A Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Gothaer Asigurari-Reasigurari SA; Constantin Toma; Efraim Naimer
27-Feb-14 Asters Asters counseled VTG Aktiengesellschaft on formation of European rail logistics joint venture with Kuhne + Nagel N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A VTG Aktiengesellschaft
27-Feb-14 Varul Varul represented Estonian Maritime Museum at The Arbitration Court of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce against construction company Nordecon in an over EUR 3 million dispute concerning additional reconstruction works of the seaplane hangars of the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour opened in 2012. EUR 3 million Estonia Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Estonian Maritime Museum; Nordecon
28-Feb-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised the Riverside Compan on the acquisition of Optima srl and its related companies (dba Mec3), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of ingredients for gelato, pastry and other foods headquartered in Italy, for an undisclosed amount. N/A Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Riverside Company; Optima srl; its related companies (dba Mec3)
28-Feb-14 Allen & Overy; BMH Brautigam; Cechova & Partners Allen & Overy advised the shareholders of Moneta S on the sale of its flexible packaging business to Schur Flexibles N/A Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Schur Flexibles; Moneta S
28-Feb-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells won asylum for a lesbian Macedonian woman claiming she would be persecuted if forced to return to her native country N/A Macedonia Other Other Individual
28-Feb-14 Integrites Integrites successfully represented Galika AG in litigation against Ukrainian state authorities on tax matters N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Galika AG; Ukrainian Tax Authority
28-Feb-14 Allen & Overy, TSAA RTPR Allen & Overy advised Resource Partners on the acquisition of 71% in World Class Romania. N/A Romania; Slovakia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Resource Partners ; World Class Romania S.A.
1-Mar-14 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership) Bilgic Attorney Partnership represented EBRD, IF,C and Is Bankasi in connection with the financing extended to Asyaport A.S. to finance the construction, development, equipping completion and initial operation of a new container terminal, Turkey's first transshipment hub. N/A Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Banking / Finance EBRD; IFC; Is Bankasi
1-Mar-14 CMS CMS advised OTP on the acquisition of a property in downtown Budapest and financing in relation to the redevelopment of a 4-star boutique hotel within the framework of Funding for Growth Scheme of the National Bank of Hungary. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance OTP
1-Mar-14 Allen & Overy; PWC Legal PwC advised the Varroc Group in connection with the financing of up to EUR 60 million and subsequent legal advice in connection with the negotiation and execution of the security documentation and related steps. EUR 60 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Varroc Group
1-Mar-14 Baker McKenzie; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Baloise Holding in a tender sale of its insurance companies and operations in Croatia. EUR 80 million Croatia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A UNIQA Insurance Group; Baloise Holding
1-Mar-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised IHB Electric, a global supplier of hydro generators and electric motors, in cross-border proceedings against a Czech supplier. The contractual relations between the parties fall within the scope of the CISG (international sale of goods). The case started in Germany before an unexpected decision of the German Court resulted in its move to the Czech Courts. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution IHB Electric; N/A
3-Mar-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised OBI Holding AG, one of Europe's leading retailers, on the sale of its Ukrainian subsidiaries, as a part of its multi-jurisdictional restructuring. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; OBI Holding AG (OBI)
4-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Resource Partners on the acquisition of a 71% stake in World Class Romania S.A., a leading fitness chain in Romania. N/A Romania; Slovakia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Resource Partners ; World Class Romania S.A.
4-Mar-14 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. advised Sofica Group AD in relation to acquisition by TeleTech Holdings N/A Bulgaria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A TeleTech Holdings; Sofica Group AD
4-Mar-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Unibail-Rodamco on refinancing of Galeria Mokotow Shopping Centre in Warsaw EUR 200 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Unibail-Rodamco
4-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Barclays Bank plc, VTB Capital Plc, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, and Deutsche Trustee Company Limited on the EUR 500 million 4.60% Loan Participation Notes due 2023 issued by RZD Capital P.L.C. EUR 535 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Barclays Bank plc; VTB Capital Plc; J.P. Morgan Securities plc; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; Deutsche Trustee Company Limited
5-Mar-14 Ashurst; McDermott Will & Emery Ashurst and McDermott, Will & Emery successfully represented Camfil Holding in its acquisition of the Handte Group N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Camfil Holding; Handte Group
5-Mar-14 White & Case White & Case advised Zlomrex International Finance on the restructuring of outstanding senior secured high yield notes due 2014 EUR 98.9 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Zlomrex International Finance
6-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised SIB (Cyprus) Limited on the USD 500 million Series 18. 4.15% Fixed Loan Participation Notes due 2019 issued by SB Capital S.A EUR 382.6 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets SIB (Cyprus) Limited
7-Mar-14 Asters Asters provided legal advice to the Publicis Groupe and Omnicom Group advertising agencies on Ukrainian merger control law issues EUR 29.3 million Ukraine Other Competition Publicis Groupe; Omnicom Group
7-Mar-14 BBH BBH Law Firm represented PPF on a lease to the Systemica Group in the Comcity office park in southwestern Moscow N/A Russia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Systemica Group; PPF
7-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the dealer, SIB (Cyprus) Limited, on the EUR 500 million Series 19. 3.08% Fixed Loan Participation Notes due 2019 issued by SB Capital S.A EUR 525.7 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets SIB (Cyprus) Limited
10-Mar-14 Allen & Overy; Dentons Allen & Overy advises HB Reavis on the sale of three buildings of the office project City Business Center III, IV and V in Bratislava to Real Estate FundTB managed by Tatra Asset Management N/A Slovakia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Tatra Asset Management; HB Reavis
10-Mar-14 Edwards Wildman Edwards Wildman advised the Turkish Privatization Administration on privatization of Salipazari Port EUR 588.1 million Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Dogus Holding; Turkish Privatization Administration
12-Mar-14 Borenius Borenius advised Kauppalehti and Alma Media Corporation on the sale of all shares of Baltic News Service to KOHA Capital N/A Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity KOHA Capital; Kauppalehti; Alma Media Corporation
12-Mar-14 Borenius Borenius advised the Eastern Europe Real Estate Fund on the sale of Telliskivi Loomelinnak to Butembo OU EUR 4.8 million Estonia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Butembo OU; Eastern Europe Real Estate Fund
12-Mar-14 Lidings Lidings supported the China Development Bank in granting a special purpose loan to Vnesheconombank for financing the construction of a large Moscow complex N/A Russia Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance China Development
12-Mar-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised UAB Mopulis on the sale of 100% stake in the target. N/A Lithuania; Estonia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity OU Maral Invest; UAB Molupis (controlled by SeB Venture Capital)
12-Mar-14 Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders advised shareholder of Lenta on sale of shares as part of Lenta's IPO and GDR listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange EUR 3.6 billion Russia TMT Capital Markets Lenta
13-Mar-14 Drakopoulos; Reed Smith Drakopoulos and Reed Smith advised Secure Property Development and Investment on the acquisition of the Innovations Logistics Park in Bucharest EUR 12.5 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Secure Property Development; Investment; N/A
13-Mar-14 Lidings Lidings advised on the BILLA retail chain's expansion in Moscow. N/A Russia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Billa
13-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised ING Bank N.V., London, UBS Limited, and a co-lead manager on the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of Loan Participation Notes issued as Series 8 under PSB's MTN Programme to finance a Tier 2 subordinated loan expected to be treated as capital of PSB by the Central Bank of Russia. EUR 76.73 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets ING Bank N.V.; London; UBS Limited
13-Mar-14 Varul Varul assisted UAB Pigu in connection with exercising the call option and acquiring the remaining shares of DLB Trading (the majority of shares were acquired in 2013), which runs online stores dlb.ee in Estonia and dlb.fi in Finland. N/A Estonia; Lithuania; Finland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A UAB Pigu; DLB Trading
13-Mar-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Pramerica Real Estate Investors on the sale by a fund it manages of part of a retail portfolio in Slovenia N/A Slovenia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Pramerica Real Estate Investors
14-Mar-14 Gessel Gessel advised Comperia.pl on initial public offering and transfer of existing shares from the NewConnect market to the main floor of the Warsaw Securities Exchange N/A Poland TMT Capital Markets Comperia.pl
14-Mar-14 Integrites Integrites advised Next Group regarding execution and performance of advertising agreements N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Competition Next Group
14-Mar-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented the online website Gumtree in a case against a company running a competing site in Poland that had scraped Gumtree's client's listings and copied their content onto its site. N/A Poland TMT IP / Trademarks Gumtree; N/A
15-Mar-14 CMS; Havel, Holasek & Partners CMS advised Deka Immobilien on the EUR 34 million disposal of the 11,000 square meter Florenc Office Center in Prague - particularly known for housing major tenant KPMG - to Czech investment fund ZFP Investments. EUR 34 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction ZFP Investments; Deka Immobilien
15-Mar-14 CMS; Noerr CMS advised UniCredit Bank AG in the project refinance of the Charles de Gaulle office buildings in central Bucharest, for GLL. Noerr advised the borrower. EUR 24 million Ronania Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance UniCredit Bank AG
15-Mar-14 ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law ELIG defended 3M Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S's rights in design by persuading the Civil Court for Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights to judge novelty in designs based on a worldwide consideration. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks 3M Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; 1. Orkun Dis Ticaret ve Muhendislik Taah. Ltd. sti. 2. Peker Kimya Sanayi ve Tic. Ltd. sti. 3. Uysal Plastik San. ve Tic. Ltd. sti.
15-Mar-14 Gladei & Partners, Schoenherr Gladei & Partners assisted Euromag AG from Liechtenstein with transaction structuring, documenting, and regulatory clearance of its sale of 94% of shares of the Donaris Group, a Moldovan insurance company, to the Vienna Insurance Group AG. N/A Austria; Moldova Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Vienna Insurance Group AG; Euromag AG
15-Mar-14 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised France Telecom on the acquisition of 0.93 percent stake in Orange Romania SA from a minority shareholder (Bladon Enterprises Ltd), who exited Orange Romania SA. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A France Telecom; Bladon Enterprises Ltd
15-Mar-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised BaltCap on a purchase where 100% of shares in the target were acquired by an SPV where 75% will be held by BaltCap private equity Fund II and 25% by the seller. EUR 16.4 million Lithuania Waste Management Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Baltcap; City Service
15-Mar-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Scandinavian telecommunications firm TeliaSonera in acquisition of a 25% stake in Estonian mobile application provider Yoga for EUR 2.3 million. EUR 2.3 million Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Telia Sonera AB; Yoga
15-Mar-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the market-leading OMG Poland networking company on crafting the correct advertising model for the promotion of gambling-related marketing activities. N/A Poland Other IP / Trademarks OMG Poland
15-Mar-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Hungarian subsidiary of Trenkwalder in connection with a loan agreement dispute with Mr. Tamas Lajos Szabo, the previous managing director and 10% owner of the company. Trenkwalder fully and finally prevailed in the litigation. EUR0.2 million Hungary Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Banking / Finance Trenkwalder Szemelyzeti Kft.; Mr. Tamas Lajos Szabo
17-Mar-14 Dentons Dentons counseled the EBRD on a loan to Ukraine's PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval EUR 62.8 million Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EBRD
17-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised IVG Institutional Funds GmbH on the acquisition of the Chmielna 25 office building in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction IVG Institutional Funds GmbH; N/A
17-Mar-14 Mayer Brown Mayer Brown advised Celebi Havacilik Holding on the acquisition of German air cargo handling and warehousing business Austroport from Airport Services Holding GmbH (Aviapartner). CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz advised the seller N/A Austria; Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Celebi Havacilik Holding; Airport Services Holding GmbH
18-Mar-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Interior's SAS on the conclusion of a franchising agreement with its Ukrainian partner. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry IP / Trademarks Interior's SAS
18-Mar-14 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic represented Oiltanking in the company's entrance into Serbia via joint venture with Serbian Public Enterprise Transnafta Pancevo EUR 50 million Serbia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Oiltanking
19-Mar-14 PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Best Hotel Properties on the purchase of the InterContinental Hotel in Prague and related companies N/A Czech Republic Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Best Hotel Properties; InterContinental Hotel
19-Mar-14 PRK Partners PRK Partners represented Holcim before Czech antitrust authorities regarding divestment of Czech operations to Cemex N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition Holcim
19-Mar-14 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on public procurement contract between Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH) and a consortium led by Italian Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Italy EUR 66.8 million Romania Other PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics & Nuclear Engineering
19-Mar-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG) on a multilateral agreement on gathering and providing access to information in the Polish insurance industry, and represented UFG in negotiations with dozens of insurance companies. The purpose of the agreement, which has been joined so far by 24 insurers (together representing over 90% of the automobile insurance market in Poland), is to assure the highest quality of the data processed in the nationwide database of automobile insurers. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services TMT Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny (UFG; the Insurance Guarantee Fund)
20-Mar-14 Baker Hostetler; King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin; VJT & Partners Multi-firm team advised TransDigm Group on the acquisition by Technical Airborne Components of all shares in EME Holding EUR 39.7 million Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Technical Airborne Components; TransDigm Group
20-Mar-14 Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders represented Tesco Stores in several aspects of opening three new large retail stores in Slovakia N/A Slovakia Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tesco
21-Mar-14 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised BlackRock Solutions in assessment of Greek bank loan portfolios engagement bythe Bank of Greece N/A Greece Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance BlackRock Solutions
21-Mar-14 Sayeknko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko counseled Deutsche Bank, Raiffeisen Centrobank, and UBS on the capital increase of Raiffeisen Bank International EUR 2.8 billion Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Deutsche Bank; Raiffeisen Centrobank;; UBS
21-Mar-14 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the UBG Corporation on the sale of shares to Concorde Capital and Oleg Kalashnikov N/A Ukraine Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Concorde Capital; UBG Corporation
24-Mar-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie's team completed a RUB10 billion commercial true sale mortgage securitization. The bonds were issued by CJSC Mortgage agent Kama. EUR 133.6 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets CJSC Mortgage agent Kama
24-Mar-14 Jankovic Popovic Mitic Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised SEE Offices on the acquisition of a new Belgrade location N/A Serbia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction SEE Offices; N/A
24-Mar-14 Lakatos, Koves and Partners Lakatos, Koves and Partners represented Norwegian classified media giant, Schibsted Classified Media Group, in relation to the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake at Hasznaltauto.hu, the market leading online portal in Hungary dedicated to the sale of used cars. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Other Schibsted Classified Media Group; Hasznaltauto.hu
24-Mar-14 Binder Grosswang; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Austrian SPAR Group in the sale of two of its subsidiaries in the Czech Republic to Koninklijke Ahold. The purchase included 36 INTERSPAR hypermarkets and 14 SPAR supermarkets. Binder Grosswang advised the buyer. EUR 192 million Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Dutch Royal Ahold group ; Koninklijke Ahold
25-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised 3TS Capital Partners on the acquisition of a 23% shareholding stake in Simartis Telecom - a Romanian company operating in the mobile marketing business. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A 3TS Capital Partners ; Simartis Telecom
25-Mar-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised ING Group on a dual tranche dual-currency term loan agreement. EUR 376 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance ING Group
25-Mar-14 Varul Varul Lithuania advised the major Baltic bakery group Latvijas Maiznieks / Eesti Pagar / Lietuviu kepejas in acquiring 100 % of shares of UAB Mentora ir ko from SEB Venture Capital fund and other shareholders. N/A Lithuania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Latvijas Maiznieks; Eesti Pagar; Lietuviu kepejas; SEB Venture Capital
26-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Romprest and its shareholder Detaco in relation to the exit of 3i Group from Romprest, a leading facility management company in Romania focused mainly on urban cleaning, snow removal, and road repairing. N/A Romania Waste Management Corporate / Commercial / M&A Romprest; Detaco
26-Mar-14 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with a project financing extended to six Romanian subsidiaries of EDP Renovaveis, to finance the construction and operation of six solar photovoltaic (PV) parks totalling 50 MW in the southern Romanian region of Oltenia EUR 30 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance EBRD; Black Sea Trade; Development Bank
27-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Allianz SE and Yapi Kredi Sigorta in connection with the delisting and deregistration of Yapi Kredi Sigorta from Borsa Istanbul and from the records of the Turkish Capital Markets Board. The transaction involved the launch of a mandatory tender offer by Allianz SE for delisting of Yap› Kredi Sigorta from Borsa Istanbul. undisclosed Turkey Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Allianz SE; Yapi Kredi Sigorta
27-Mar-14 Morgan Lewis Morgan Lewis advised Sberbank Europe in the signing of its debut syndicated term loan facility for EUR 350 million equivalent. EUR 350 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Sberbank
27-Mar-14 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Amtel Properties on the minority stake sale to EBRD EUR 50 million Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A EBRD; Amtel Properties
28-Mar-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Macfarlanes Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners assists Macfarlanes in representation of a Rusal claim against the London Metal Exchange at the English High Court of Justice N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Rusal; London Metal Exchange
28-Mar-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Loyrette Nouel advised LEGO on the construction of a Hungarian plant. EUR 354 million Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Real Estate / Construction LEGO
28-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Rostelecom, Russia's national telecommunications operator, on its joint venture with Tele2 Russia, one of the leading Russian mobile communications operators. The JV will combine the entire Tele2 Russia group and the mobile assets of Rostelecom. EUR 5.7 billion Russia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Rostelecom OAO
28-Mar-14 Varul Varul Lithuania advised Blue Bridge Baltic, a major Baltic IT and computer hardware group, in an M&A deal whereby the client arranged to invest into an IT company developing cloud-based products - business and client management software. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Blue Ridge Baltic
31-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised lending syndicates on new loan facilities for Sberbank Europe and Credit Bank of Moscow. N/A Austria; Russia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Barclays Bank PLC; Commerzbank AG; ING Bank N.V.; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citibank; HSBC Bank; J.P. Morgan Limited; Mizuho Bank; Ltd.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; UniCredit Bank Austria AG as MLAs.
31-Mar-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised on financing of upgrades to power units and refinancing of Zespol Elektrowni Patnow-Adamow-Konin indebtedness. EUR 279.2 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Zespol Elektrowni Patnow-Adamow-Konin indebtedness
31-Mar-14 Allen & Overy; CHSH CHSH advised on Austrian elements of the sale of Skandia Germany and Skandia Austria, part of Old Mutual Wealth, to a Cinven and Hannover Re acquisition vehicle. EUR 220 million Austria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Old Mutual; Skandia
31-Mar-14 Fellner, Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner represented BAWAG in connection with Austrian participation capital repayment. EUR 350 million Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance BAWAG
31-Mar-14 Hohne, In der Maur & Partner; Manak Schallabock & Partner Hohne, In der Maur & Partner and Manak Schallabock & Partner represented UPC Telekabel Wien, Film Verleihm Wega Filmproduktionsgesellschaft before the European Union Court of Justice in a significant copyright dispute N/A Austria TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks UPC Telekabel Wien; N/A
31-Mar-14 Lakatos, Koves and Partners Lakatos, Koves and Partners assisted Schibsted Classified Media Group in relation to its acquisition of Expressz.hu, a leading online classified ads portal. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Other Schibsted Classified Media Group; TME Group
31-Mar-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised on the acquisition by a local subsidiary of W.P. Carey's funds of Lipowy Office Park, a 39,000 square meter office complex of four office buildings, fully let for the purpose of headquartering the second largest Polish bank, Bank Pekao SA (Unicredit Group). EUR 113.1 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction W P Carey & Co Ltd ; Europolis Lipowy Office Park sp. z o.o.
31-Mar-14 White & Case White & Case represented Generali PPF Holding B.V. in the acquisition of PALAC KRIZIK a.s., which owns a complex of office buildings located in Smichov, Prague 5, from two French investors. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Generali PPF Holding B.V.; N/A
1-Apr-14 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership) Bilgic Attorney Partnership represented Fenis Holding A.S. in connection with the equity financing of Fenis Aliminyum San. ve Tic. A.S. by GEM Global Yield Fund Limited and GEMIA Inc. N/A Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Capital Markets Fenis Holding A.S.
1-Apr-14 CHSH CHSH provided comprehensive legal advice to the Austrian HERZ Group, which has operations worldwide, in connection with the acquisition of the majority of the shares in HIRSCH Servo AG. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Herz Group; Kurt Hirsch Holding GmbH
1-Apr-14 CHSH CHSH provided legal advice to the venture capital arm of the Robert Bosch Group in connection with its first investment in Austria. The stake in the company was acquired by means of a capital increase, performed at the same time as the acquisition of a stake in the venture capital fund FCPR Technocom 2, which is managed by Innovacom. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Robert Bosch Group (Group SEB Alliance SAS)
1-Apr-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) D&B assisted Churchill China, a UK leading supplier of tabletop products to the hospitality and retail markets, in analyzing the possibilities to acquire one of its suppliers, a local company located in Baia Mare. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Churchill China UK LTD; N/A
1-Apr-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) David si Baias prepared for Cargil Oils SA a report analyzing the possibilities to distribute amounts either in the form of dividends or as a reimbursement of the participation held in the share capital of the company in the context of its intention to liquidate and de-register the company. N/A Romania Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Cargil Oils SA
1-Apr-14 DLA Piper; Gladei & Partners Gladei & Partners assisted EBRD in structuring a EUR 5 million financing to the Moldovan subsidiary of Austrian Gebauer & Griller, which is planning on opening a greenfield cable manufacturing plant in Balti, Moldova. EUR 5 million Moldova Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance EBRD
1-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss represented PWW Holding GmbH in the process of merger between its subsidiaries. The process included corporate and restructuring work. N/A Serbia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring PWW Holding GmbH
1-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised MCP Investments I Sarl in a bank lending to Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik LMF, the leading Austrian manufacturer of high-pressure piston compressor systems for air and natural gas as well as technical and industrial gases. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Metric Capital Partners Investments I Sarl
1-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Shire Deutschland on structuring the non-compete and non-solicit clauses in the potential acquisition of a Croatian pharmaceuticals company. N/A Croatia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Competition Shire Deutschland
1-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 corporation, on tax matters related to acquiring IBM's worldwide customer care services business. N/A Bulgaria TMT Tax SYNNEX Corporation
1-Apr-14 KPMG; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Government of the Republic of Croatia in connection with the privatization of Croatia Osiguranje, a state-owned insurance company. EUR 250 million Croatia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Adris Grupa; Government of Croatia
1-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented SC Interoil SA, a member of the Koninklijke Bunge BV group of companies, in two cases aiming to challenge certain decisions issued by the Romanian fiscal authorities following a dawn raid regarding VAT reimbursement, the payment of tax on profit and the deductible and non-deductible expenses of the company. The value of the dispute was estimated at approximately EUR 10 million EUR 10 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution SC Interoil SA; a member of the Koninklijke Bunge BV group ; Romanian Fiscal Authorities
2-Apr-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Pamplona on its acquisition of Alvogen. EUR 588 million Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Pamplona; Alvogen
2-Apr-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Baker & McKenzie and Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Cargill Tarim Sanayi ve Ticaret in connection with the acquisition of 100 percent stake of Alemdar Kimya Endustrisi A.S. N/A Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cargill Tarim Sanayi ve Ticaret; Alemdar Kimya Endustrisi A.S.
3-Apr-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus advised APRIL International EMEA (France) on the disposal of their 70% shareholding in Coris-Guard LLC, a Belarusian provider of the Stolitsa 135 medical assistance and taxi service N/A Belarus Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition JV LLC "Coris-Guard"; April International E.M.E.A.
4-Apr-14 Dentons Dentons advised Goodman on the construction of a central warehouse and office facility in Poland for Mousquetaires Group N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Goodman
4-Apr-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia on its EUR 2 billion issue of 1.75% Notes due 2017 and 3.00% Notes due 2021. EUR 2 billion Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia; The
4-Apr-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Enterprise Investors on its acquisition of a 32.4% stake in Tahe Outdoors N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Enterprise Investors; Tahe Outdoors
4-Apr-14 Varul Varul Latvia advised Arcers in analyzing employee compensation terms for providing services in Norway and determining the costs of services. N/A Latvia Real Estate / Construction Tax Labor Law Arcers
4-Apr-14 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the Marubeni Corporation on Ukrainian trade finance matters N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Marubeni Corporation
7-Apr-14 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised the Knightsbridge Group in connection with the foundation of a joint venture with Inalca N/A Russia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Knightsbridge Group
7-Apr-14 Lawin Lawin advised the Finnish Lassila & Tikanoja company in its sale of shares to SIA Bioinvest N/A Latvia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A SIA Bioinvest; Lassila & Tikanoja
7-Apr-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised UAB LTk Capital and UAB G Capital on their sale of 100% interest in UAB Kruzas Nordic Cosmetics Distribution to Berner N/A Lithuania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Banking / Finance Berner Ltd; UAB LTk Capital; UAB G Capital
7-Apr-14 Triniti Triniti advised Levira on the sale of the company's broadcast, media, and IT infrastructure services in the Baltic States and Nordic Countries. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Levira
8-Apr-14 Dentons Dentons advised BlackRock's Real Estate division on the sale of the Rondo 1 office building in Warsaw to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; BlackRock
8-Apr-14 Varul Varul Latvia advised Amenda Wealth Management in obtaining an investment brokerage license and dealing with the Latvian FCMC as well as preparing the internal control system documentation and reviewing the company's compliance with regulative acts. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Amenda Wealth Management
9-Apr-14 Castren & Snellmann Castren & Snellmann acted as legal adviser for the DT Group in the company's acquisition of Puukeskus N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A DT Group; Puukeskus
9-Apr-14 Cleary Gottlieb; Freshfields; Homberger; Linklaters Cleary Gottlieb, Freshfields, Linklaters, and Homberger advised Lafarge and Holcim on their EUR 40 billion merger EUR 40 billion Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lafarge; Holcim
9-Apr-14 K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Marathon Asset Management on its acquisition of a EUR 280 million continental European commercial property loan portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group. EUR 280 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Marathon Asset Management; Lloyds Banking Group
9-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic advised Cineplexx Cinemas regarding the opening of a multiplex cinema theatre in Usce, the largest shopping mall in Belgrade. N/A Serbia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Cineplexx Cinamas
9-Apr-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Estonian investors Indrek Prants, Sven Mansberg, and Armin Koomagi in their purchase of the Rocca al Mare Sports Centre from the Askembla Growth Fund. N/A Estonia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Individuals (Indrek Prants; Sven Mansberg; Armin Koomagi); Askembla Growth Fund
10-Apr-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Kompania Weglowa on the sale of the Knurow-Szczyglowice coal mine. EUR 365.4 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Kompania Weglowa
10-Apr-14 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners provided legal support on the transformation of the JDK limited liability company to a family holding company. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A JDK
11-Apr-14 Fenech & Fenech Advocates; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Osterreichische Volksbanken on the sale of its fully-owned subsidiary Volksbank Malta to the Malta-based Mediterranean Bank, which was advised by Fenech & Fenech Advocates. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Mediterranean Bank; Osterreichische Volksbanken
14-Apr-14 CMS CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz assisted in the due diligence of Varstroj, advising it in SPA negotiations and subsequent takeover procedures resulting in 97% shareholding. The squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders was registered on August 15, 2014. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Daihen Corporation; N/A
14-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss represented EVC electronic as a claimant in a copyright infringement proceeding and criminal proceedings arising out of an act of software piracy. N/A Serbia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks EVC Electronic; N/A
15-Apr-14 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca advised the European Union Commission re Romanian regulations on electronic health records and their interaction with the provisions of cross-border eHealth services of the European Directives, drafted a report in the area of eHealth which presented the current status of the legislation with regard to electronic health records, ePrescriptions, and identified legal barriers for cross-border transfer of data from electronic health records and for the provision of cross-border eHealth services. N/A Romania Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Other European Union Commission
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised Bane Knezevic, a Slovenia-based private individual, on his agreement to acquire McDonald's Slovenija d.o.o., N/A Slovenia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bane Knezevic; McDonald's
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised Hitachi Capital Plc, the UK-based company offering credit finance, insurance, and vehicle contract hire services, and a subsidiary of Hitachi Capital Corporation, the listed Japan-based financial services provider serving corporate and individual clients, on the acquisition of a 90% stake in Corpo Flota Sp. z o.o., the Poland-based automobile company providing auto leasing, maintenance, and car management, from Miolo investment Sp. z.o.o., N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hitachi Capital; Miolo investment Sp. z.o.o
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised ING Bank in Prague on the lease of its new headquarters. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction ING Bank (Prague branch)
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised MKB Bank on the sale of its 96.3% stake in Nextebank S.A. The acquisition was made by a Dutch SPV of Axxess Capital's private equity fund, Emerging Europe Accession Fund, whose main investors include EBRD, EIF, DEG, and BSTDB. N/A Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Axxess Capital; MKB Bank
15-Apr-14 CMS; Weil, Gotshal and Manages CMS advised PZU on issuing of an advance payment guarantee and a performance guarantee in connection with an execution of a contract between the Rafako Mostostal consortium and the Tauron Group for the construction of a 910 MW unit at the Jaworzno Power Plant. Weil, Gotshal and Manages also acted as a representative of all guarantors. EUR 1.1 billion Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance PZU
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised Q-Free ASA, the listed Norway-based road user charging and traffic surveillance product applications specialist, on the acquisition of Traffic Design d.o.o., the Slovenia-based developer and supplier of transportation systems. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Q-Free ASA; Traffic Design d.o.o
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised REI Investment on the acquisition of 50% of shares in the company holding the shopping mall located in Budapest with four levels and 47,000 square meters including retail and entertainment functions and additionally 7,000 square meters for offices and a three-level parking house in downtown Budapest. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction REI Investment; N/A
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS assisted in restructuring a financing scheme related to the financing of a shopping mall located on the outskirts of Budapest. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance EURX Properties SCA
15-Apr-14 CMS CMS Budapest successfully represented AXA on the 100% sale of shares in its life insurance business in Hungary. The sale was made to the Vienna Insurance Group, an Austrian based insurance company with operations across CEE. N/A Hungary Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Vienna Insurance Group;; AXA
15-Apr-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted the Lavdas Group with the refinancing of a bond loan issued under Greek law through a new fixed term credit facility of an equal amount from Societe Generale Luxembourg, secured by way of a pledge on the assets of an affiliated BVI company. EUR 2 million Greece Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance COVAS group
15-Apr-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos Law Firm represented On Telecoms in a dispute against UEFA. EUR 9 million Greece TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution UEFA; On Telecom
15-Apr-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of TV-Daryal CJSC, a federal broadcaster belonging to CTC Media, Russia's largest private media holding, in a dispute with bad-faith patent holders. EUR 21.4 million Russia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks individual patent holders; CTC Media Group (parent company to TV-Daryal)
15-Apr-14 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised the Polish investment fund Innova Capital on its acquisition of the majority participation in Blue Coffee Service, the sole de facto distributor of Lavazza coffee in Romania. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Innova Capital ; Blue Coffee Service;
15-Apr-14 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii assisted ProSiebenSat.1 on the sale of TV channel Prima TV to the Romanian entrepreneur Cristian Burci. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Individual (Cristian Burci); ProSiebenSat.1
15-Apr-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous UK based Radius Systems Ltd, a subsidiary of Polyplastic Group, acquired 100% of the share capital of the Latvian piping solutions company SIA evopipes. Raidla Lejins & Norcous' Latvian office acted as legal advisor to Radius Systems Ltd in carrying out a legal due diligence of SIA evopipes, as well as provided legal assistance in the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents N/A Latvia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Radius Systems Ltd (Polyplastic Group); SIA evopipes
15-Apr-14 White & Case White & Case represented Societe Generale in increasing its stake to 99.4 percent in its Russian subsidiary, Rosbank - one of Russia's leading retail banks. Instead of paying off an outstanding loan, the transaction was structured as an SPA to allow Societe Generale to acquire an additional seven percent stake from the Interros Group. N/A Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Banking / Finance Societe Generale
15-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised SEC-Skylift GmbH & Co. KG in relation to the liquidation of the client's Hungarian subsidiary, Schmitt Sky-Lift Zrt. N/A Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Insolvency / Restructuring SEC-Skylift GmbH & Co. KG
15-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss; Schoenherr Wolf Theiss advised the Indian company Gufic Biosciences Ltd in trademark cancellation proceedings in Austria against Gall-Pharma GmbH. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Gufic Biosciences Ltd ; Gall-Pharma GmbH
16-Apr-14 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Dogus Group on its purchase of a majority stake in the Villa Dubrovnik hotel from the Croatian Heruc Group. N/A Croatia; Turkey Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Dogus Group; Heruc Group
16-Apr-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds won a 50% reduction on an appeal to a fine imposed on PTK Centertel (at present Orange Polska) by the competition regulator, a fine imposed on the mobile operator for infringement of the collective interests of consumers in connection with its ad slogan "PLN 0.25 per minute to everyone." The original fine value was PLN 4.8 million. EUR 1.1 million Poland TMT Competition Other Office of Competition; Consumer Protection (competition regulator); PTK Centertel (at present Orange Polska)
17-Apr-14 Cechova & Partners; Snell & Wilmer; S. Horowitz & Co. Cechova & Partners, Snell & Wilmer, and S. Horowitz & Co. advised AFS Technologies on its acquisition of 100% of Visicom. N/A Slovakia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A AFS Technologies; Visicom
17-Apr-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised ZAO VTB Capital and OJSC Bank Vozrozhdenie on the RUB 3.45 billion offering of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities issued by Closed Joint Stock Company Mortgage Agent Vozrozhdenie 3 due 2046. EUR 49 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets ZAO VTB Capital OJSC Bank Vozrozhdenie
17-Apr-14 Varul Varul Lithuania advised the Vilnius City Municipality in connection with the development and implementation of the PPP project for full refurbishment of Vilnius city street lighting. EUR 50 million Lithuania Other Banking / Finance PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Vilnius City Municipality
18-Apr-14 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised the London branch of Deutsche Bank on financing it provided Baltics Credit Solutions Latvia, the buyer of performing and non-performing credit portfolios from Latvijas Krajbanka, which is in insolvent liquidation. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Baltics Credit Solutions; Latvijas Krajbanka
19-Apr-14 CMS CMS advised LMS Outlets on its sale of the Fashion Arena Outlet Center, a 25,000 square meter outlet center consisting of 110 stores. EUR 71.5 million Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction N/A; LMS Outlets
23-Apr-14 Baker & McKenzie; Chadbourne & Parke Chadbourne & Parke represented the Bank of Cyprus Public Company on the sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary, PJSC Bank of Cyprus, and associated debt, to the Alfa Group, which was represented by Baker & McKenzie. EUR 202.5 million Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Alfa Group; Bank of Cyprus
23-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Laverana GmbH & Co KG, with overcoming a provisional refusal for extension of protection of its International Registration to Ukraine on the ground of the existence of a confusingly similar trademark (the two trademarks differed only in one letter). N/A Ukraine Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical IP / Trademarks Laverana GmbH & Co KG
24-Apr-14 Asters Asters acted as Ukrainian counsel to the EBRD on secured lending to the New Europe Property Fund, which is managed by NCH Capital. EUR 33.5 million Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance New Europe Property Fund
24-Apr-14 CHSH; Schoenherr CHSH and Schoenherr advised on negotiation and completion of a shareholders' agreement between Osterreichische Industrieholding and America Movil relating to shares the two hold in Telekom Austria. EUR 2.8 billion Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Osterreichische Industrieholding; America Movil
24-Apr-14 Dentons Dentons advised Gortz Beteiligungsgesellschaft in the company's obtaining of investment from AFINUM Management. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Gortz Beteiligungsgesellschaft
24-Apr-14 Gorrissen Federspiel; Lawin; Linklaters; PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU); Slaughter and May; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Sorainen Lawin, Sorainen, Linklaters, Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, Slaughter and May, and Gorrissen Federspiel advised on sale of RSA Insurance Group companies in the Baltics and Poland to the Polish Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen insurance company. The exhaustive LDD exercise was led by PwC Legal in Estonia. EUR 360 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Powszechny Zaklad UbezpieczerÕ S.A.; Purchaser; Poland; Insurance; Company (Public; Limited) ; Codan Forsikring As; Seller; Denmark; Fire; marine;; casualty insurance; Company (Private) Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc; Seller; United Kingdom; Insurance;Life insurance; Company (Public; Limited)
24-Apr-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance as issuer on its EUR 1.25 billion Series 2014-3. 3.625% Notes due 2024. EUR 1.25 billion Romania Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Romanian Ministry of Public Finance
24-Apr-14 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners advised the Russian MIR management company on an investment agreement with Koltech. N/A Russia TMT Banking / Finance MIR
25-Apr-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as coordinator in a syndicate of 17 Banking/Financial Services providing a EUR 2 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility for Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A. The financing is to be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes. EUR 2 billion Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
28-Apr-14 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava succeeded in having a Decision and Order of the antimonopoly authority for the North Caucasus on the alleged imposition of loan repayment through annuity payments by Sberbank of Russia to its borrowers overturned and invalidated by the Arbitrazh Court for the Rostov Region of Russia. N/A Russia Banking / Financial Services Competition Sberbank; antimonopoly authority for the north Caucasus
28-Apr-14 Sorainen The Lithuanian and Latvian offices of Sorainen advised Novaturas on its acquisition of shares in Novaturas, the company's Latvian subsidiary, from minority shareholders. N/A Latvia; Lithuania Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Novaturas; N/A
29-Apr-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie advised on a "New Strategic and Financial Partnership" between Store Electronic Systems and iMAGOTAG. N/A Austria Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Store Electronic Systems; iMAGOTAG
29-Apr-14 Akin Gump; Borenius; Gleiss Lutz; Hengeler Mueller Gleiss Lutz, Borenius, Akin Gump, and Hengeler Mueller advised on Sistema JSFC joint venture with Fresenius Kabi to establish a pharmaceuticals joint venture for operations in Russia and the CIS. N/A Russia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Sistema JSFC
29-Apr-14 KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwalte; Luther Luther and KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwalte advised MUT Holding on its acquisition of the Austrian Theysohn Extrusionstechnik, as well as its German subsidiary Extruder-Komponenten Salzgitter, from Diligenta Holding and RLB - Beteiligungs- und Treuhandgesellschaft. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity MUT Holding; Holding; RLB _ Beteiligungs- und Treuhandgesellschaft
29-Apr-14 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised a group of shareholders of Slovenia's Helios Domzale and pledgees in Helios shares in the sale of a majority stake in Helios to Ring International Holding, a Vienna-based industrial group. EUR 106 million Slovenia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ring International Holding; shareholders of Slovenia's Helios Domzale; pledgees in Helios
29-Apr-14 Triniti The Tallinn office of Triniti advised Ducto with regard to its expansion in Estonia and entrance into the Finnish market. N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ducto
30-Apr-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised D-Smart, the second largest digital satellite TV platform in Turkey, on challenging an agreement between Digiturk (the largest digital satellite TV platform) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) before the Turkish Competition Authority. EUR 671.6 million Turkey TMT Competition Dogan TV Digital Platform _sletmeciligi A.S. (D-Smart)
30-Apr-14 Binder Grosswang; CMS Binder Grosswang advised the Poell family on the sale of the Salzburg Schokolade company to Viennese investors Philipp Harmer and Christian Schugerl. The buyers were advised by CMS. N/A Austria Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Philipp Harmer Beteiligungs GmbH; Poell family
30-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised Philip Morris International on merger control issues relative to its acquisition of control over a Brazilian tobacco seed manufacturer. N/A Serbia Alcohol / Tobacco Competition Philip Morris International
30-Apr-14 Lawin; Lextal Lawin successfully represented the Government of the Estonian Republic in a dispute against the City of Narva, and a father of a pupil from Narva, who demanded that upper secondary schools continue using Russian as a language of instruction. The cities were represented by Lextal. N/A Estonia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Individual; Government of the Estonian Republic
30-Apr-14 Linklaters Linklaters acted as counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley as joint lead managers for the issue of EUR 750 million. Series 8. 4.375% Notes due 2019 issued by NBG Finance plc and guarantee by the National Bank of Greece under the EUR 5 billion GMTN program. EUR 750 million Greece Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Merrill Lynch International Limited; Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc; Goldman Sachs International; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; HSBC Bank plc
30-Apr-14 Eversheds The Court of Appeal in Lodz dismissed the appeal by mBank in the class action brought by a group of 1247 consumers, which Eversheds represented. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Banking / Finance Group of 1247 claimants (class action); mBank
30-Apr-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided NLB InterFinanz AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., with a second legal opinion in connection with the litigation proceedings in Switzerland it instigated against the JSC Nadra Bank, Ukraine, to collect debt under loans granted by NLB to Nadra Bank. EUR 14 million Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Banking / Finance NLB InterFinanz AG; JSC Nadra Bank
1-May-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi represented D-Smart before the Turkish Competition Authority regarding a complaint of Sinema Televizyon Yayincilik ve Produksiyon A.S. (Sinema TV). Sinema TV claimed that D-Smart abused its dominant position by refusing to grant access to its platform. N/A Turkey TMT Competition Dogan TV Digital Platform _sletmeciligi A.S. (D-Smart)
1-May-14 CMS Slovakia CMS provided legal advice to heat producer/distributor Stefe SK in its acquisition of steam/hot water producer/distributor Prievidzske teplarenske hospoaarstvo from Energie Steiermark group. N/A Slovakia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Stefe SK; Energie Steiermark group
1-May-14 ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law ELIG challenged, on behalf of Youtube LLC Corporation Service Company, the Telecommunication Communication Presidency's administrative act of banning access to www.youtube.com before the Turkish Constitutional Court and obtained a decision saying that the access ban is against the "right to have thoughts and opinions," as well as the "right to express and disseminate thoughts and opinions" and "freedom of receiving and imparting information," by which freedom of expression is explicitly defined and the extent of public authorities' interference to the freedom of expression. N/A Turkey TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Youtube LLC Corporation Service Company; Telecommunication Communication Presidency
1-May-14 ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law ELIG successfully challenged the decision of Turkish Competition Board denying the restrictive effect of Advertising Self-Regulatory Board's (the "ASRB") decisions on competition, before the Administrative Court and obtained a decision from the court, by which the very notion of ASRB's possible negative effect on competition via its decisions" was acknowledged for the first time and found worthy of investigation. N/A Turkey TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Fermet Gida urunleri San. ve Tic. A.S. ; Turkish Competition Authority
1-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Zagrebacka banka (UniCredit Group) with respect to compliance with EU laws and other regulatory matters in Croatia. N/A Croatia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Zagreba_ka banka (UniCredit Group)
2-May-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised EVRAZ on the auction sale of its wholly-owned Czech subsidiary EVRAZ Vitkovice Steel to a consortium of private investors. EUR 240.5 million Czech Republic; Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; EVRAZ
2-May-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Ivanhoe Cambridge on the disposal of a European portfolio of 18 hotels operating under the IHG brands of Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express. N/A Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Ivanhoe Cambridge
2-May-14 Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders advised Ozon Holdings on a fund raising from Sistema and Mobile TeleSystems. EUR 125.7 million Russia Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance Ozon Holdings
5-May-14 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Intracom Holdings in the sale of its 49% shareholding participation in Intracom Telecom to investors in Dubai. EUR 47 million Greece TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Intracom Holdings
6-May-14 Allen & Overy; Atim & Atim Allen & Overy advised the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on its proposed acquisition of 75.5 percent of the issued share capital of Tekstil Bankasi from GSD Holding (which was represented by Atim & Atim). EUR 264.8 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Commercial Bank of China; GSD Holding
6-May-14 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised the founders of the Taxify smartphone app in drafting the financing and shareholders' agreements under which angel investors from the USA, Europe, and Asia made a USD 100,000 seed round investment into the company. EUR 0.1 million Estonia TMT Banking / Finance Taxify
6-May-14 JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised the owners of Milos Klinika on the sale of 100% of its stake to the Blue Sea Capital Investment Fund. N/A Serbia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Blue Sea Capital Investment Fund; Milos Klinika
6-May-14 Sorainen The Lithuanian office of Sorainen successfully represented Zalvaris and Baltical in significant tax disputes with the Customs Department. EUR 0.3 million Lithuania Waste Management Litigation / Dispute Resolution Zalvaris; Baltical; Customs Department
7-May-14 Binder Grosswang; bpv Hugel; CHSH; Clifford Chance; Linklater CHSH, bpv Hugel, and Clifford Chance advised IMMOFINANZ and BUWOG on capital market aspects and financing in connection with the IPO of BUWOG. EUR 3.5 billion Austria Real Estate / Construction Capital Markets Immofinanz; Buwog
7-May-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Baltic Champs in structuring and implementing a merger with the Agrowill Group. EUR 30 million Lithuania; Poland; Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Baltic Champs
7-May-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented AB City Service, a shareholder of Ecoservice, in a sale of its shares in the company. N/A Lithuania Waste Management Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ecoservice; AB City Service
7-May-14 Fort The Lithuanian office of the Fort law firm is representing 262 plaintiffs in a class action against the state-run Deposit and Investment Insurance Company (DIIC). EUR 1.7 million Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Banking / Finance 262 plaintiffs; Deposit; Investment Insurance Company
7-May-14 Varul Varul Latvia assisted the Latvian Development Fund on elaborating its corporate governance structure in order to increase the transparency of the fund. Firm's work included preparing the necessary corporate and internal policy documentation, as well as the registration of the changes made in the corporate documents with state authorities. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Latvian Competitiviness Development Fund
7-May-14 White & Case White & Case advised GMR Infrastructure and its group companies on the sale of their 40 percent stake in Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. EUR 209 million Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; GMR Infrastructure
8-May-14 Allen & Overy; CMS CMS and Allen & Overy advised on MOL Group sale-purchase agreement with Eni for Eni's downstream businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania, including a retail network currently under the Agip brand. N/A Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia; Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A MOL; Eni
8-May-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised on Cyfrowy Polsat's acquisition of Polkomtel, the operator of the "Plus" mobile network. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cyfrowy Polsat; Polkomtel
8-May-14 Hengeler Mueller; Linklaters Hengeler Mueller and Linklaters advised on Axel Springer sale of regional newspapers, TV program guides, and women's magazines to Funke Mediengruppe. EUR 920 million Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Funke Mediengruppe; Axel Springer
9-May-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla & Norcous represented UAB Ukio Banko Investicine Grupe (UBIG) in connection with the sale by UBIG of Hearts of Midlothian Plc. (edinburgh-based Hearts Football Club) to the Scottish company BIDCO (1874) LIMITeD. -BIG had a controlling interest in the club. BIDCO (1874) LIMITeD is a company controlled by Hearts fan and businesswoman Ann Budge. The company, registered with the Companies House on 2014, will be used to exit Hearts from administration and subsequently to run the club. N/A Lithuania Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Scottish company BIDCO (1874) LIMITeD; UAB Ukio Banko Investicin_ Grup_ (UBIG)
9-May-14 Red; Sorainen RED Attorneys-at-law advised the EPI Baltic I real estate fund on the sale of 100% shareholding in subsidiary DLG Holding to Lepidus Invest, represented by Sorainen. N/A Estonia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lepidus Invest; EPI Baltic I
9-May-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised on a binding agreement pursuant to which Hapag-Lloyd will take over the container division of Compania Sud Americana de Vapores. N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hapag-Lloyd; N/A
12-May-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & Mckenzie advised the Carlyle Group on the sale of its 40 percent stake in Medical Park Saolyk Hizmetleri A.S. The other shareholders of the Medical Park Group, Sancak Group and Muharrem Usta, also completed the sale of some of their holdings alongside The Carlyle Group, resulting in a majority sale. N/A Turkey Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity N/A; Carlyle Group
12-May-14 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised Uuskasutuskeskus on employment and labor law issues to help the NGO revise its employment contracts with its staff. N/A Estonia Other Labor Law Uuskasutuskeskus
12-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters acted on behalf of CA Immobilien Anlagen AG and UBM Realitatenentwicklung AG in relation to a complex intra-group corporate restructuring of their Poleczki Business Park joint venture, which owns one of the largest business park complexes in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Restructuring / Insolvency UBM Realitatenentwicklung AG CA Immobilien Anlagen AG
13-May-14 Bird & Bird Bird & Bird advised Lexmark International Technology on its recommended cash offer to the shareholders of the Swedish ReadSoft company. EUR 133 million Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lexmark International Technology; shareholders of the Swedish ReadSoft company
13-May-14 Clifford Chance; Debevoise & Plimpton; Latham & Watkins Debevoise & Plimpton, Latham & Watkins, and Clifford Chance are advising on Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's agreement to acquire Mauser Group from Dubai International Capital. EUR 1.2 billion Poland; Russia; Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Clayton; Dubilier & Rice; Dubai International Capital
13-May-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised Dynea Chemicals in the sale of 100% of the shares of its subsidiary Dynea Ukraine to the German Mellifera Zehnte Beteiligungsgesellschaft. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Mellifera Zehnte Beteiligungsgesellschaft; Dynea Chemicals
13-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the Joint Deal Managers on the Tender Offer by Steel Capital S.A. inviting holders to offer to sell up to the Maximum Acceptance Amount of the outstanding (i) USD 500 million 6.25% Loan Participation Notes due 2016 and (ii) USD 1 billion 6.70% Loan Participation Notes due 2017 each issued by, but with limited recourse to, Steel Capital S.A., for the sole purpose of financing a corresponding loan to OAO Severstal. EUR 219.5 million Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Citigroup Global Markets Limited; Societe Generale; London Branch
13-May-14 K&L Gates; KNS; Roehrenschef Rohrenschef obtained a summary order of payment against GDDKiA in favor of the consortium lead by Polimex-Mostostal SA. The contractual penalties are due to GDDKiA's default in the A-4 project. EUR 26.1 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Polimex-Mostostal SA; State Treasury (Poland)
13-May-14 Wardynski & Partners Wardynski & Partners, acting pro bono, obtained hearing of cassation appeal in civil rights case by The Supreme Court of Poland. N/A Poland Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Shaminder Puri (Individual); N/A
14-May-14 Asters Asters advised on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Eustream and Ukrtransgaz on transmission of gas from Slovakia to Ukraine. N/A Slovakia; Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Eustream; Ukrtransgaz
14-May-14 CHSH CHSH advised IVG Group (StefaniaPark Kft.) in the sale of an office building in Budapest's 14th district in May 2014. The deal was valued at approximately EUR 10 million. EUR 10 million Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction N/A; IVG Group (StefaniaPark Kft.)
14-May-14 Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised on a new agreement for the construction of ten public schools in Attica, made via Public Private Partnership. EUR 52 million Greece Other PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement EIB; National Bank of Greece; Alpha Bank (lenders); ATESE-Domiki Kritis (contractor)
14-May-14 Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised Slovenian creditor financial institutions in the debt restructuring of the Lasko Group, a major regional beverage manufacturer and distributor, which was represented by Wolf Theiss EUR 330 million Slovenia Alcohol / Tobacco Banking / Finance Insolvency / Restructuring Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank; UniCredit Banka Slovenija; Nova Ljubljanska banka; Nova KBM;; Abanka Vipa
14-May-14 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office represented Bigbank in a dispute with the Consumer Rights Protection Centre of Latvia. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution BIGBANK; Consumer Rights Protection Centre of Latvia
15-May-14 BPV Grigorescu; CMS CMS advised Canaccord on the Toronto Stock Exchange listing of securities issued by an entity owning various hydro power plants in Romania. BPV Grigorescu assisted the investor acquiring the Romanian energy projects. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Canaccord
15-May-14 CMS; Dentons; Kinstellar CMS advised Prologis on the acquisition of the R6 Logistics Park, located northwest of Prague, from Skanska. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Prologis; Skanska
15-May-14 CMS; Greenberg Traurig CMS advised Standard Life Investments on the sale of a portfolio of four prime warehouse and office space logistics properties located within parks in strategic locations in Poland: Myslowice (Upper Silesia), Strykow (Central Poland), and Robakowo (Poznan) in Poland. The portfolio was sold to Blackstone's LogiCor. EUR 118.2 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Logicor (European platform of Blackstone); Standard Life Investments
15-May-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Megatek, the biggest DIY megastore in Albania and the wider region, with the implementation of an e-commerce platform. N/A Albania Retail / FMCG Other Megatek
15-May-14 Integrites Integrites advised Olam Ukraine on legal regulations and other aspects of grain trading activity, including on currency issues, risk hedging, and warehouse activity. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Olam Ukraine
15-May-14 CMS; Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic advised Mid Europa Partners on the sale of SBB/Telemach Group to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The Buyer was advised by CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. EUR 1 billion Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co; Mid Europa Partners
15-May-14 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Dorda Brugger Jordis advised on establishment of a mutual capital interlinking between Palfinger (and individual selling Palfinger shareholders) and SANY Heavy Industries Co.. EUR 220 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Palfinger
15-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised CEZ, a.s. in connection with the EMIR and REMIT EU regulations (European Market Infrastructure Regulation and Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency) and on how the regulations would affect its operations and trading in energy derivative activities. N/A Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities CEZ; a.s.
15-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised CEZ, a.s., the leading Czech energy company engaged primarily in power generation and supply, in connection with long-term high profile energy derivative transactions under EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders) Standard Documentation. N/A Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities CEZ; a.s.
15-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Covance, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, regarding labor law matters in Hungary. The firm also provided advice in connection with the client's existing and planned employment services in Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. N/A Hungary; Croatia; Slovakia; Slovenia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Labor Law Covance; Inc
15-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided legal advice in connection with the Hungarian aspects of the proposed acquisition of the German Melvo Holdings GmbH and its Hungarian joint venture as well as considering possible ways of pre-closing restructuring/unwinding of certain pending dealings in the Hungarian joint venture with a third party. N/A Hungary Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Restructuring / Insolvency S.C. Johnson; Melvo Holdings GmbH
16-May-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised ING on a covered term loan facility to Izmir's Metropolitan Municipality. EUR 55 million Turkey Other Banking / Finance ING
16-May-14 CMS CMS advised Zabka (an MEP portfolio company) on the acquisition of Spolem Zabrze N/A Poland Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Zabka; Spolem Zabrze
16-May-14 Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig and Allen & Overy advised BNP Paribas Poland and its French main shareholder, BNP Paribas, in the public offering of shares of BNP Paribas Poland. EUR 55 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets BNP Paribas
16-May-14 Havel, Holasek & Partners Havel, Holasek & Partners represented 3TS Capital Partners, a CEE private equity fund acquiring a shareholding in Visual Unity, a global provider of video streaming services (Multiscreen Solution Provider). EUR 5 million Czech Republic TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity 3TS Fund; a Czech individual
16-May-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous; Sorainen Raidla Lejins & Norcous provided full legal support to the Latvian on-line news portal SIA TV NeT, owned by the Estonian media group eesti Media, in the purchase of Apollo.lv - another well-known on-line news portal - from the company's Finnish owners Sanoma Latvia Ltd. Sorainen advised Sanoma on the divestment of its Apollo online news service. N/A Latvia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A SIA TV NeT (eesti Media group) ; Sanoma Latvia Ltd
16-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Slovenian Pivovarna Lasko brewery on debt restructuring. EUR 300 million Slovenia Alcohol / Tobacco Banking / Finance Insolvency / Restructuring Pivovarna Lasko
16-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Zagreb successfully assisted Split-based Adria Steel in enabling customs-free exports of Croatia-produced steel products to Algeria. N/A Croatia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Adria Steel
19-May-14 Spilbridge Spilbridge prevailed in the Kurzeme Regional Court in a dispute between the Latvijas Naftas Tranzits company and the Ventbunkers oil products transfer terminal at Latvia's Ventspils port N/A Latvia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Latvijas Naftas Tranzits; Ventbunkers
19-May-14 BLS Kronbergs & Cukste; Lawin; Sorainen; Spilbridge Spilbridge Spilbridge, Lawin, Sorainen, and BLS Kronbergs & Cukste argued in Latvian court on the validity of a freezing injunction and receivership order by the English High Court. N/A Latvia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Antonio Gramsci Ltd.; Aivars Lembergs (Individual)
19-May-14 Buzescu; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau Mitel The Buzescu law firm secured a victory in the Romanian High Court on behalf of Wizz Air in a dispute against Timisoara Airport and Carpatair. Carpetair was represented by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, and Timisoara Airport by Vilau Mitel. N/A Romania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Wizz Air; Timisoara Airport; Carpatair
20-May-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised BGA S.a r.l. on the acquisition of Granitol, the Czech packaging producer. N/A Slovakia; Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A BGA; Granitol
20-May-14 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Dogus Group on its assumption of majority control of Tenos Ltd. N/A Croatia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Dogus Group; Tenos Ltd
20-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the Deal Managers/Joint Lead Managers on the New Issue of EUR 280 million 5.375% Notes due 2019 by the Republic of Montenegro, acting through its Ministry of Finance and the related Tender and Exchange Offer in respect of two series of existing notes issued by the Republic. EUR 280 million Montenegro Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Citigroup Global Markets Limited Deutsche Bank AG; London Branch Erste Bank Group AG
20-May-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Schoenherr advised VB-Leasing International on the sale of VB Leasing Poland and VB Leasing Romania to the Polish company Getin Holding, which was represented by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. N/A Poland; Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Getin Holding; VB-Leasing International
20-May-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Helvetia-Group on its purchase of Basler Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Helvetia-Group; Basler Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft
21-May-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised the Marubeni Corporation on its acquisition of a 49% stake in Temsa Is Makinalari Imalat Pazarlama ve Sati from Temse Global Sanayi ve Ticaret. N/A Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Marubeni Corporation; Temsa Global Sanayi ve Ticaret
21-May-14 Glimstedtt Glimstedtt's Lithuania office advised SweDeltaco on its agreement to acquire 100 % of the shares in UAB AG Trade from UAB Topo Grupe. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A SweDeltaco; UAB Topo Grupe
22-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised buch.de internetstores on the squeeze-out of its minority shareholders by Thalia Holding. N/A Austria Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Thalia Holding; N/A
22-May-14 Mayer Brown Mayer Brown advised Standard Chartered Bank and BNP Paribas on a five-year loan facility to Canadian-based First Quantum Minerals. EUR 2.5 billion Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Standard Chartered Bank; BNP Pariba
22-May-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised Capiton in connection with its acquisition of a Ukrainian subsidiary of the Finnish Dynea-Group. N/A Austria; Romania; Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Capiton; Dynea-Group
22-May-14 Vasil Kisin & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as sole legal advisor to the European Commission on its granting of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. EUR 610 million Ukraine Other Banking / Finance European Commission
23-May-14 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. advised Citigroup Global Markets Limited as underwriter of new notes issued by Glasstank, a Dutch SPC of the Yioula Group. EUR 185 million Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Citigroup Global Markets Limited
23-May-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised the PZU Group in the tender procedure for selecting an HR management & payroll system supplier. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Labor Law PZU Group
23-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters' Warsaw Energy & Infrastructure team acted for the Terna Energy Group, the Greek renewable energy sources company, on its acquisition of three independent wind farms in northern Poland. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Real Estate / Construction Terna Energy Overseas Limited; Cyprus; Electricity Generation;Electricity Transmission;Electricity Distribution; Company (Private; Limited); Nowa Energia S.A.; Seller; Poland; Holding Offices; Company (Private; Limited)
23-May-14 Glimstedtt; Raidla & Norcous; Sorainen Raidla & Norcous advised UAB ePSO-G on the acquisition of 38.9% of shares in AB Amber Grid from the German company E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH and also coordinated the continuing process of the further acquisition made by ePSO-G of 37.1% shares in Amber Grid from Gazprom and minority shareholders. Sorainen advised Amber Grid. and Glimstedtt advised E.ON EUR 49.8 million Lithuania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A UAB ePSO-G; e.ON Ruhrgas International
23-May-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised UAB Kelprojektas, a company belonging to the largest group of transport infrastructure engineering companies in the Baltics, on the acquisition of 100% shares in UAB Kelvista. UAB Kelprojektas is controlled by private equity and venture capital fund manager BaltCap. N/A Lithuania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity UAB Kelprojektas; Private individuals
23-May-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski represented Enterprise Investors in negotiations concerning the taking-up of shares in Nu-Med Grupa. N/A Poland Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Enterprise Investors; Nu-Med Grupa
26-May-14 Allen & Overy; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Allen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka as the main creditors, working in collaboration with Banca Comerciala Romana, which acted as the guarantor, on a EUR 66 million financing of Azomures to be used for modernizing its plant in Targu Mures, Romania. Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Azomures EUR 66 million Czech Republic; Romania Agribusiness Banking / Finance Ceska sporitelna; Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka; Banca Comerciala Romana; Azomures
26-May-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Innova Capital, a leading CEE private equity fund, on the acquisition of Rieber Foods Polska S.A., a Polish producer of desserts and baking mix products, and an investment in Bakalland, a listed Polish producer and supplier of nuts and dried fruits. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Innova Capital; Rieber Foods Polska S.A.; Bakalland
26-May-14 Borenius; Cravath, Swaine & Moore Borenius advised the Helsinki-based Paroc Group in connection with an offering of high-yield notes to international investors as part of the Group's refinancing. EUR 430 million Lithuania; Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Paroc Group
26-May-14 Baker & McKenzie; Linklaters Linklaters and Baker & McKenzie advised on the formation of Bundesdruckerei joint venture with Giesecke & Devrient. N/A Greece Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bundesdruckerei
26-May-14 Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners lawyers protected the interests of Uralvagonzavod in patent litigation in the Ninth Appellate Court. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks N/A; Uralvagonzavod
26-May-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised Pamplona Capital Management in its acquisition of a majority stake in Alvogen. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Pamplona; Alvogen
26-May-14 Red The Red law firm advised UAV Factory in cross-border financing for development of unmanned aerial vehicles and platforms. N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance UAV Factory
26-May-14 Yust The Yust law firm represented the Russian Public Library and the Russian Ministry of Culture in their claim against the United States for the return of books from the rare Schneerson Collection N/A Russia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Russian Public Library; the Russian Ministry of Culture; United States
27-May-14 Baker Botts; Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and Baker Botts advised Richmont Holdings on its acquisition of Agel Enterprises. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Richmont Holdings; Agel Enterprises
27-May-14 Latham & Watkins; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised lifebrain, a medical diagnostic laboratory group headquartered in Austria, on its acquisition of the Italian Guidonia Group. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A lifebrain; Guidonia Group
28-May-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised Nafiz Kerim Kotan and Murat Zorlu on the acquisition of 99% of the share capital of Arma Portfoy Yonetimi. N/A Turkey Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Nafiz Kerim Kotan; Murat Zorlu;
28-May-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus office has advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC (USA) on disposal of their 99.4% indirect shareholding in BEL-FER LLC, a Belarusian manufacturer of visibility systems to heavy-duty trucks, trailer, and commercial industries. EUR 0.5 million Belarus Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition OJSC "Amkodor-Belvar"; Truck-Lite Europe GmbH
28-May-14 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton advised Titan Group on the establishment of Poliom, a joint venture based on the Omsk Polypropylene Plant. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Titan Group
28-May-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells is advising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on its participation in a global joint venture between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery and Siemens. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
28-May-14 K&L Gates K&L Gates obtained a costs award and a dismissal of all claims for the Republic of Poland in an investment treaty dispute with U.S. investors David Minnotte and Robert Lewis. EUR 1 billion Poland Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Republic of Poland; David Minnotte; Robert Lewis
28-May-14 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners advised Ozon on antitrust issues related to its acquisition of controlling shares in the LitRes and Best-book online bookstores. N/A Russia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition Ozon; LitRes
28-May-14 Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) Squire Sanders announced that it won a significant international arbitration for the Slovak Republic against the Dutch company Achmea. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Achmea; Slovak Republic
29-May-14 Binder Grosswang Binder Grosswang advised the New York Stock Exchange listed MeadWesvaco Corporation on the sale of its beauty and personal care folding carton business to ASG Shorewood Group. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ASG Shorewood Group (ASG); MeadWestvaco
29-May-14 Integrites Integrites is advising the Ecopharm manufacturer of herbal medicines on its search for project financing. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance Ecopharm
29-May-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised LLC 'Long-term investments', a company associated with Rosneft, on the acquisition of 50% stake in Camfin S.p.A., a company directly and indirectly holding 26.19% shares of Pirelli, and creation of a joint venture with the remaining shareholders of Camfin. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A LLC "Long-term Investments"
29-May-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski advised the PTE Warta pension fund on the sale and transfer of its management to PTE Allianz Polska. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A PTE Allianz Polska; PTE Warta
30-May-14 Binder Grosswang; Dorda Brugger Jordis Binder Grosswang advised the Scout24 Group on its acquisition of Austrian IMMOBILIEN.NET real estate portal from sellers Markus and Alexander Ertler, who were represented by Dorda Brugger Jordis. N/A Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Scout24 Group; Markus; Alexander Ertler
30-May-14 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised the Constellium Group on a May 2014 private offering of two high-yield bonds, in both Euros and Dollars, and a revolving credit facility. EUR 700 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Constellium Group
30-May-14 DLA Piper (YukselKarkinKucuk) DLA Piper completed the financing for the USD 4 billion Third Bosphorus Bridge Project, acting for the sponsors, IC Holding, and the Astaldi Group. EUR 3.35 billion Turkey Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance IC Holding;; the Astaldi Group
30-May-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous In April 2014 as a result of management buy-out transaction ABLV successfully exited its investment in SIA DePO DIY selling all of its shares to majority shareholder SIA DMT PLUSS. Raidla Lejins & Norcous acted as legal advisor to ABLV Private Equity Management providing legal assistance in the drafting and negotiation of transaction documents. N/A Latvia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity SIA DMT PLUSS; ABLV Private equity
30-May-14 Allen & Overy; Paksoy; Vinson & Elkins; DLA Piper (YukselKarkinKucuk) Vinson & Elkins, Allen & Overy, Paksoy, and Yuksel Karkin Kucuk advised STAR Rafineri on the development and financing of a greenfield oil refinery on the Aegean Sea. EUR 4.69 billion Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance STAR Rafineri
30-May-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised State Street Bank US on their exit as investor from two Polish securitization programs originated by Millennium Leasing (Autumn 2013) and Raiffeisen Leasing (Spring 2014). N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Tax State Street Bank
1-Jun-14 CMS; Kirkland & Ellis CMS advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG, ING Bank NV London Branch and Raiffeisen International AG as lenders on the financing for the add-on acquisition of Euromedic's laboratories in the Czech Republic to the Alpha Medical laboratory business (a leading provider of laboratory testing services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia) in the portfolio of Mid Europa Partners. Kirkland & Ellis acted as English law counsel to the sponsor. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Banking / Finance UniCredit Bank Austria AG; ING Bank NV. London Branch; Raiffeisen International AG
1-Jun-14 Sajic Sajic represented Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in successfully completed litigation against Trgoprodaja EUR 1.6 million Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Banking / Finance Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank; Trgoprodaja
1-Jun-14 Varul Varul advised Cybernetica in entering into a joint venture with Smartmatic for the joint development of an e-voting system to be sold worldwide. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cybernetica
1-Jun-14 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal advisory services to Hypotecni banka (CSOB - KBC Group), Modra pyramida (Societe Generale Group), and Komercni banka (Societe Generale Group) in relation to the 2014 recodification of Czech civil law. N/A Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hypotecni banka (CSOB _ KBC Group); Modra pyramida (Societe Generale Group); Komercni banka (Societe Generale Group)
1-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Bain Capital on the restructuring and exchange of high yield bonds, and on the restructuring of the financing to Ideal Standard, their multinational plumbing fixture business, by implementing the exchange of previously issued high yield notes for various series of new notes and implementation of additional financing arrangements. N/A Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Bain Capital
1-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the owner of the international hotel brand Regent on the recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award against the owner of the Esplanade hotel. EUR 7 million Croatia Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Formosa SA; Esplanade Oleander d.o.o.
2-Jun-14 DLA Piper; Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners and DLA Piper defended Swissport International in the Kiev Economic Court against Ukraine International Airlines N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Ukraine International Airlines; Swissport International
3-Jun-14 Edwards Wildman Edwards Wildman advised GTS on the completion of its sale to Deutsche Telekom EUR 546 million Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Slovakia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Deustche Telekom; GTS
3-Jun-14 Gleiss Lutz Gleiss Lutz advised AVIC Electromechanical System Co. on its acquisition of the German automotive supplier Kokinetics. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A AVIC Electromechanical System Co.; Kokinetics
3-Jun-14 Integrites Integrites acted as Russian legal counsel to the London and Utrecht branches of Rabobank International in connection with revolving facilities. EUR 120 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Rabobank International
3-Jun-14 Borenius; Mannheimer Swartling; Raidla Lejins & Norcous Mannheimer Swartling and Borenius advised on the Intersnack Group's acquisition of Estrella Maarud from Herkules Private Equity Fund II. Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised investment fund Herkules Private Equity Fund II. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Intersnack group; Herkules Private equity Fund II
3-Jun-14 Alrud; Slaughter and May; Wiersholm Slaughter and May, Wiersholm, and Alrud are advising on a long term Investment and Co-operation Agreement between North Atlantic Drilling and Seadrill Limited with Rosneft. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A North Atlantic Drilling (NADL); Seadrill Limited; Rosneft
3-Jun-14 Hengeler Mueller; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski; Vinga Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski, Hengeler Mueller, and Vinga advised on Shiloh Industries acquisition of 100% shares in Finnveden Metal Structures. EUR 43.5 million Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Shiloh Industries; Finnveden Metal Structures
4-Jun-14 Eisenberger & Herzog; Binder Grosswang; Milbank Binder Grosswang, Milbank, and Eisenberger & Herzog advised on the sale of Software AG's Austrian SAP Consulting business to the Scheer Group. N/A Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Scheer Group; SAP
4-Jun-14 Binder Grosswang; Domanski Zakrezewski Palinka; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Wardynski & Partners; Wolf Theiss Binder Grosswang, Wolf Theiss, Wardynski & Partners, Domanski Zakrezewski Palinka, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman advised on sale of MeadWesvaco Beauty and Personal Care Folding Carton Business to the ASG Shorewood Group. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ASG Shorewood Group; MeadWesvaco
4-Jun-14 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda Brugger Jordis advised the Frauenthal Group on its acquisition of all shares in OAG, a leading Austrian wholesaler of sanitary and heating products. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Frauenthal Group; OAG
4-Jun-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on its provision of a EUR 35 million loan to Danosha, a major Ukrainian pig farming company. EUR 35 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
4-Jun-14 BWW Law & Tax The Polish BWW Law & Tax firm advised New Media Ventures and Paszport Korzysci in the "Paszport Korzysci" project - a new loyalty program for the clients of Cyfrowy Polsat, Polkomtel, and Plus Bank. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance New Media Ventures
5-Jun-14 FBK Legal FBK Legal assisted SEVERALMAZ in the placing of additional shares in the company by open subscription. EUR 0.2 million Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Severalmaz
5-Jun-14 Kinstellar Kinstellar's Bucharest office advised the ERBD on a EUR 57 million loan for the development of the Topolog-Dorobantu wind park in the South-East of Romania. EUR 57 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance EBRD
5-Jun-14 Lextal Lextal advised Tallegg and Rakvere Lihakombinaat, Estonian subsidiaries of the HKScan group, on a merger and business name change. N/A Estonia Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A HKScan
5-Jun-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised the EBRD on a USD 26 million loan to the Ukrainsky Grafit public joint-stock company. EUR 21.8 million Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance EBRD
5-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen convinced the Latvian Competition Council not to initiate a case of possible abuse of dominant position in the activities of TV3 Latvia. N/A Latvia TMT Competition TV3
5-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen successfully obtained merger approval from the Latvian Competition Council for the merger of the Polish Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen and the Latvian Balta insurance companies. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Competition Polish Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen; Latvian Balta
6-Jun-14 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca successfully represented Statkraft in court proceedings regarding a tax audit report related to electricity trading transactions between internal and foreign markets. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Statkraft ; General Direction Of Public Finances Of Bucharest; Romania
6-Jun-14 Orrick Orrick advised Sberbank CIB as the arranger on a complex refinancing for MLP Group, a leading warehouse distribution operator in Russia and Ukraine. EUR 419 million Russia; Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Banking / Finance Sberbank CIB
6-Jun-14 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis advised Goldman Sachs International and Morgan Stanley & Co. International as joint global coordinators and joint book runners in connection with an offering of 1,136,363,637 new ordinary shares.by National Bank of Greece EUR 2.5 billion Greece Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Goldman Sachs International; Morgan Stanley
6-Jun-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised on the preparation and execution of the PLN 23 million Agreement on Delivery of hardware, software and services relating to the building, implementation and service of the Insurance Guarantee Fund Web Portal. EUR 5.5 million Poland Banking / Financial Services TMT Banking / Finance Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny (UFG; the Insurance Guarantee Fund)
9-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised the Republic of Slovenia on its USD 3.5 billion issue of 4.750% Notes due 2018 and 5.850% Notes due 2023. EUR 2.9 billion Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Slovenia; Republic of
9-Jun-14 Fort The Fort law firm's complaint filed on behalf of the Latvian Renewable Energy Federation (LREF) resulted in action from the European Commission. N/A Latvia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Latvian Renewable Energy Federation; N/A
10-Jun-14 CHSH CHSH was mandated as legal advisor to Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG and a steering committee headed by HBInt's chairman of the Supervisory Board on the development and analysis of a restructuring model for HBInt. EUR 17 billion Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Insolvency / Restructuring Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG
10-Jun-14 Dentons Dentons' Warsaw office advised ERG Renew on its purchase of shares in EW Orneta 2 from the Vortex Energy Group. EUR 65 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A ERG Renew; Vortex Energy Group
10-Jun-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine obtained regulatory approval for H2 Equity Partners' acquisition of a major European producer of fresh frozen vegetables, fruit, and potato products. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Competition Private Equity H2 Equity Partners
10-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised Glencore International AG in relation to settlement of its claims in the course of insolvency proceedings over Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica (KAP) in Montenegro. N/A Serbia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Insolvency / Restructuring Glencore International AG
10-Jun-14 Lawin Lawin advised the Danish Ingleby Farms & Forests on the acquisition of shares in SIA Agro Duo, a subsidiary of the Danish company Agro Duo. N/A Latvia; Romania Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Danish Ingleby Farms & Forests; Agro Duo
11-Jun-14 Dentons Dentons advised the national grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne in proceedings conducted to grant the first certificate of independence ever issued in Poland. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne
11-Jun-14 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the top management and shareholders of GlobalMoney against charges of tax evasion. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Tax Authority; top management; shareholders of GlobalMoney
11-Jun-14 Varul Varul represented the Estonian branch of Nordea Bank Finland Plc in constitutional review proceedings in the Supreme Court concerning legal issues related to permanent establishment and income taxation matters between the branch and the parent company. EUR 7.6 million Estonia Banking / Financial Services Tax Nordea Bank
11-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case advised KI Chemistry, a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments, in connection with its acquisition of shares in CIECH. EUR 203 million Poland; Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A KI Chemistr; CIECH
12-Jun-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna regarding financing provided to Genesis Capital's GPEF II fund for acquisition of a majority stake in the Slovakia-based 3070 Group, a leading provider of complex solutions in design consultancy and manufacturing of shopping marketing solutions across Europe. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia TMT Banking / Finance Ceska sporitelna
12-Jun-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Avea on strategic regulatory matters related to the mobile communication market in Turkey. N/A Turkey TMT Other Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
12-Jun-14 Gessel Gessel advised Warsaw-based Comperia.pl on its preliminary agreement to take over Telepolis.pl. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Comperia.pl; Telepolis.pl
12-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Danpower on setting up a new 10 MW shale oil boiler and a new 6 MW biofuel boiler. N/A Estonia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Danpower
12-Jun-14 Weil, Gotshal & Manges The Hungarian office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised on Antenna Hungaria's acquisition by the Hungarian State. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hungarian State; TDF Group
13-Jun-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Resource Partners on the complete buyout of minority shareholders in World Class Romania. N/A Romania Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Resource Partners; World Class Romania
13-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised Bayer AG on merger control issues relative to its acquisition of control over the consumer care business of a leading health care conglomerate. N/A Serbia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Competition Bayer AG
15-Jun-14 CHSH CHSH Kalis & Partners advised Pilsen Steel, a leading steelmaking and heavy machinery company in the Czech Republic, during its reorganization in insolvency proceedings. EUR 200 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Insolvency / Restructuring Pilsen Steel s.r.o.
15-Jun-14 CMS CMS advised Delphi with the EPC contracts for the construction of two automotive components factories in Romania. N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Real Estate / Construction Delphi
15-Jun-14 CMS CMS advised Telekom Austria AG on the acquisition of Blizoo Media and Broadband EAD in Macedonia from EQT Partners AB. N/A Macedonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Telekom Austria; EQT
15-Jun-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos acted for ICME ECAB, the largest producer of electric, telecommunications and fiber optic cables in Romania, providing ongoing support for the company's dealings with the Romanian State, as well as assisting in its application to obtain European Community funds and successfully participate in a series of domestic and international public tenders. N/A Romania TMT PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement ICME ECAB
15-Jun-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Bluepoint IT Solutions in the implementation of a substantial SOP Human Resources Development project for Romtelecom, the Romanian telecommunications operator. N/A Romania TMT Labor Law Bluepoint IT Solutions
15-Jun-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted National Oilwell Varco with their establishment in Albania, and advised, inter alia, on conflict of laws and enforceability issues in relation to a major Service Agreement. N/A Albania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A National Oilwell Varco
15-Jun-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos led for Reckitt Benckiser the fight against counterfeiting of their Durex product. In cooperation with the Police and Customs Authorities, over 20 companies were identified, and thousands of counterfeit Durex products were confiscated, while fines were applied against the infringers. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG IP / Trademarks Reckitt Benckiser
15-Jun-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented TIMWE in a dispute against a Greek services provider. EUR 0.5 million Greece TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution TIMWE; N/A
15-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case advised Euromedic, a pan-European medical services provider specializing in diagnostics investigations, clinical laboratories, and cancer treatment services, on the sale of its laboratory business in the Czech Republic to Alpha Medical, a leading laboratory diagnostics provider in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Alpha Medical; Euromedic
15-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case represented Linde Material Handling, one of the world's foremost makers of forklift trucks and warehouse handling equipment, in the development and subsequent lease of a new production facility in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Linde Material Handling
15-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Hamburger Hungaria in relation to its application to build and operate its new 50 MW mixed-fuelled industrial power plant. N/A Hungary Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Hamburger Hungaria Eromu Kft.
15-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss; Linklaters Wolf Theiss advised the Erste Group in the establishment of its EUR 2 billion Additional Tier 1 Notes Programme. EUR 2 billion Austria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Erste Group Bank
15-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss drafted a management staff agreement involved in the Lengarica Project and legal advice on different aspects of employment law for Enso GmbH. N/A Albania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Labor Law Enso GmbH
16-Jun-14 Buzescu CA Buzescu Ca advised Viking International in relation to the obtaining of an operating license from the Romanian Agency for Mineral Resources. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Viking International
16-Jun-14 Mannheimer Swartling Mannheimer Swartling advised Duni on its acquisition of the Paper+Design Group from equity partner Hannover Finanz Group and management. N/A Austria; Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Duni; Hannover Finanz Group
16-Jun-14 Dentons The Dentons Prague Real Estate team advised Avestus Capital Partners on the sale of the Four Seasons Hotel in Prague to Northwood Investors. N/A Czech Republic Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Northwood Investors; Avestus Capital Partners
17-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised HSBC Bank plc as lead manager on the EUR 500 million Series 280, Tranche 1. 3.375% Notes due 2017 issued by Alpha Credit Group plc. EUR 500 million Greece Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance HSBC Bank plc
18-Jun-14 Clifford Chance; Moratis Passas Clifford Chance advised Citi on the sale of its consumer banking business in Greece, including the Diners Club of Greece credit card operations, to Alpha Bank. EUR 1.8 billion Greece Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Alpha Bank; Citi
18-Jun-14 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully represented Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar in administrative proceedings against the National Communications Commission with regards to the introduction of the nationwide mobile number portability. N/A Ukraine TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Kyivstar; National Communications Commission
18-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters acted for CBRE Global Investors European Shopping Centre Fund on the acquisition of the Galeria Mazovia shopping center in Plock, Poland, from the local Lewandpol development company. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Real Estate / Construction Katherine sp. z o.o.; Lewandpol Invest sp"lka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia sp.k.; Seller; Poland; Investors; nec; Company (Private)
18-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised HSBC Bank plc as arranger on the EUR 30 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme 2014 Update issued by Alpha Credit Bank plc EUR 30 billion Greece Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets HSBC Bank plc
18-Jun-14 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised the global banking coordinators of a consortium of more than 20 financial institutions on the facilities made available to Cyfrowy Polsat. EUR 725 million Poland TMT Banking / Finance ING Bank Slaski S.A.; Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A.; Societe G_n_rale
18-Jun-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Cgates in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in UAB Rakaras, a local Lithuanian provider of cable TV and internet services. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cgates; Private individuals
18-Jun-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Cgates in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in UAB UTV, a local Lithuanian provider of cable TV and internet services. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cgates; Private individuals
18-Jun-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Cgates in connection with the acquisition of the cable TV and internet business from UAB Satela, a local Lithuanian provider of security, cable TV and internet services. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cgates; Private individuals
18-Jun-14 Clifford Chance; Jadek & Pensa; Houlihan Lokey; Lazard; Schoenherr Schoenherr, Clifford Chance, and Jadek & Pensa advised on the successful restructuring and refinancing of Slovenia's Mercator Group. EUR 1 billion Slovenia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Mercator Group
18-Jun-14 Skadden Skadden represented JSC Gazprom in its June 17 listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange through the introduction of up to 4 billion global depositary shares, representing up to 8 billion ordinary shares of JSC Gazprom. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets JSC Gazprom
18-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case represented Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) in a portfolio debt restructuring concerning three investment assets of the Orco Property Group located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. As a result of the restructuring, a subsidiary of CACIB took over shareholding in entities holding two of the properties, together with related debt, while the Orco Property Group retained the entity holding the other property. N/A Czech Republic, Slovakia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Credit Agricole Corporate; Investment Bank (CACIB)
19-Jun-14 Freshfields Freshfields advised SPP-distribucia on its debut issuance of investment grade notes listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. EUR 500 million Slovakia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets SPP-distribucia
19-Jun-14 Gleiss Lutz Gleiss Lutz advised Syngenta International on its acquisition of Lantmannen Group's winter wheat and winter oilseed rape businesses in Germany and Poland. N/A Poland Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Syngenta; Lantmannen Group
19-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S., the incumbent fixed-line telecommunications operator in Turkey, on the issuance of USD 500 million 3.750% Notes due 2019 and USD 500 million 4.875% Notes due 2024. This transaction was Turk Telekom's inaugural issuance in the bond markets. EUR 833 million Turkey TMT Capital Markets Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S.
19-Jun-14 Skadden Arps Skadden is representing the Russian PIK Group residential real estate developer in its loan agreement with VTB Capital EUR 563.8 million Austria; Russia; Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance PIK Group
19-Jun-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG successfully represented Tesco Polska in a dispute with one of the manufacturers and suppliers of flour used in the internal bakeries of the Tesco chain. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tesco Polska; N/A
19-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisen - Leasing Real Estate, s.r.o. in relation to complex and innovative project financing documentation relating to the construction of the Austrian Prague High School compound, which is sponsored by the Austrian government. The value of the project is estimated to be up to EUR 400 million EUR 400 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Raiffeisen - Leasing Real Estate; s.r.o.
20-Jun-14 Eversheds Eversheds obtained a successful result in the Supreme Court for the Austrian Plachutta restaurant group. N/A Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Litigation / Dispute Resolution Plachutta; "Smoking sherifs"
20-Jun-14 Integrites Integrites advised the EBRD on the perfection of a security package for a USD multimillion existing financing to the Astarta Group. N/A Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
20-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised Dasos Timberland Fund II on its acquisition of a large forest property portfolio in Latvia. N/A Latvia Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Dasos Timberland Fund II; N/A
23-Jun-14 CMS; Dentons Dentons advised the Israeli AFI Europe Group on a financing agreement with a consortium of banks - represented by CMS - for the refinancing of the AFI Palace Cotroceni commercial center in Bucharest. EUR 220 million Czech Republic; Poland; Romania Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance AFI Europe Group
23-Jun-14 Lawin Lawin represented AB bankas SNORAS in a dispute with Corvus Holding OU involving application of the Estonian Bankruptcy Act. N/A Estonia Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Insolvency / Restructuring AB bankas Snoras; Corvus Holding OU
23-Jun-14 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava vindicated the interests of Sberbank of Russia in a dispute against the Russian Antimonopoly Authority in the 15th Arbitrazh Court of Appeal. N/A Russia Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Sberbank; Russian Antimonopoly Authority
23-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc on Petrol d.d. Ljubljana'a issued Eurobonds of EUR 265 million with a 3.250% coupon and maturing in 2019. The bonds are listed on the main market of the Irish Stock Exchange and represent Petrol's debut eurobond issuance. EUR 265 million Slovenia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets J.P. Morgan Securities plc
23-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised Visma in its acquisition of all shares of the FMS Group companies (FMS and FMS Software). N/A Latvia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Visma; FMS Group
23-Jun-14 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs acted for JJ Auto AG, a leading Chinese manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts for the Chinese market, on its parallel IPO on the Frankfurt and Warsaw Stock Exchanges. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets JJ Auto AG
23-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case represented VTB Bank (Austria) AG as arranger and agent of the financing provided to Agrokor Group in connection with the acquisition of Mercator, with total financing amounting to EUR 210 million. EUR 210 million Czech Republic Agribusiness Banking / Finance VTB Bank (Austria) AG
25-Jun-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Allergopharma, a subsidiary of Merck Group, on the establishment of a joint venture with Global Asthma and Allergy European Network (GA-LEN), Laboratorios Leti (Spain) and Stallergenes (France) for the development, utilization, and commercialization of mobile exposition chambers. N/A Poland; Slovakia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Allergopharma
25-Jun-14 Lakatos, Koves & Partners Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Sanoma on the sale of Sanoma Media Budapest, a leading magazine and online publisher in Hungary, to Central Group. N/A Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Central Group; Sanoma
25-Jun-14 White & Case White & Case advised an international bank syndicate led by BNP Paribas as Mandated Lead Arranger on the refinancing of a part of the liabilities of Xella International. EUR 325 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Russia; Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance bank syndicate led by BNP Paribas
26-Jun-14 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Musat & Asociatii; Paul Hastings Allen & Overy, Paul Hastings, Musat & Asociatii, and Clifford Chance advised on the dual listing and IPO of Romania's state-owned electricity provider Electrica. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Electrica
26-Jun-14 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca advised Travelport on its acquisition of the assets of the Romanian subsidiary of Hotelzon as part of its global acquisition of the company. N/A Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Travelport; Hotelzon
26-Jun-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised SIB (Cyprus) Limited, Barclays Bank plc, BNP Paribas, London, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and the dealers on the EUR 1 billion Series 20. 3.3524% Notes due 2019 issued by Sberbank of Russia. EUR 1 billion Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets SIB (Cyprus) Limited; Barclays Bank plc; BNP Paribas; London; Deutsche Bank AG; London Branch; J.P. Morgan Securities plc; Citigroup Global Markets Limited; DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank; Frankfurt; Goldman Sachs International; ING Bank N.V.; London; Merrill Lynch International; Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc; UBS Limited; HSBC Bank plc
26-Jun-14 Varul Varul Lithuania advised and represented GECO Vilnius in a dispute with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LBSA) regarding the decisions to reject the clients' application for European Union funding. EUR 1.7 million Lithuania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution GECO Vilnius; Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania; the Lithuanian Business Support Agency
26-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theis provided Alvogen Ukraine Ltd with detailed advice on the application of restrictions of a non-compete clause (the prohibition for an employee to work for a competitor company) from the standpoint of Ukrainian competition laws. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Competition Alvogen Ukraine Ltd
26-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Austrian-based Sun Value on the acquisition of two photovoltaic projects in Romania. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Sun Value Gmbh;
26-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Hendrickson and Winston & Strawn advised the Frauenthal Group on Hendrickson's June 18 acquisition of FG's subsidiaries in Austria, France, and Romania. EUR 25 million Austria; Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hendrickson; Frauenthal Group
26-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised J.P. Morgan Securities on the issuance of bonds by Petrol, d.d, Ljubljana, the leading Slovenian energy company. EUR 265 million Slovenia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets J.P. Morgan Securities
27-Jun-14 Asters Asters advised the IFC in connection with its USD 250 million financing to Myronivsky Hliboproduct, a vertically-integrated group of companies and the leading poultry producer in Ukraine. EUR 209.5 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance IFC
27-Jun-14 Skadden Arps; Wolf Theiss Skadden and Wolf Theiss advised FACC AG in its initial public offering of shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange, with an offer price set at EUR 9.50 per share. EUR 213 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets FACC AG
27-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Charlie Oscar, the strategy games development company, on matters related to the company's new studio in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Charlie Oscar
27-Jun-14 Eversheds; Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Eesti Energia on its agreement to sell Eesti Energia Vorguehitus to Leonhard Weiss Baltic Holding, which was advised by Eversheds. EUR 7 million Estonia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Weiss Baltic Holding; Eesti Energia
27-Jun-14 Sorainen Sorainen represented 17 retired Estonian judges in their challenge to new legal amendments adopted by the Parliament of Estonia introducing a new indexing system for judges' pensions. N/A Estonia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution 17 retired Estonian judges; Estonia
30-Jun-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised World Class Romania on the acquisition of an equity stake in Skorpan Holding d.o.o. Novi Sad, a Serbian company. N/A Romania Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A World Class Romania ; Skorpan Holding d.o.o. Novi Sad
30-Jun-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised GdF Suez, a leading international energy supplier, on the sale of the Dunamenti Power Plant in Hungary to MET AG (Switzerland) covering energy regulatory and insolvency law aspects and the resulting restructuring of the targeted asset. N/A Hungary Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A GDF Suez ; MET AG
1-Jul-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) Assisting Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe in preparing a step plan concerning the shutting down of activities conducted in Romania by a representative office. N/A Romania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A N / A Chevrolet Central; Eastern Europe
1-Jul-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Avea on the annulment of the decision of Information Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) that set maximum levels for Avea's retail tariffs. N/A Turkey TMT Competition Avea _letisim Hizmetleri A.S. (D-Smart)
1-Jul-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Lesaffre on its acquisition of Dosu Maya from Yildiz Holding by Lesaffre's Turkish subsidiary, Ozmaya Sanayi A.S. EUR 5 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lesaffre S.A.; Yildiz Holding
1-Jul-14 CHSH CHSH advised Union Investment on its successful acquisition of the Euro Plaza 5 office building in Vienna. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Union Investment; N/A
1-Jul-14 CMS CMS Slovakia advised Helios on Slovak law aspects of a EUR 305 million loan from a consortium of banks led by Societe Generale. EUR 305 million Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Helios
1-Jul-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) D&B assisted Mega Image (Delhaize Group) with the acquisition of 20 stores from the Angst network. N/A Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition Mega Image (Delhaize Group); Angst Retail SRL
1-Jul-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners succeeded in defending OJSC Transammiak and OJSC Togliattiazot in the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Minudobreniya JSC; Transammiak; OJSC Togliattiazot
1-Jul-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported two transactions to securitize the mortgage assets of the Housing Finance Bank (ZAO Bank ZhilFinance). Each transaction involved the placement of three classes of subordinated bonds by special purpose vehicles (mortgage agents). The senior tranche was placed by public offering, the middle (mezzanine) tranche was placed for the benefit of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending OJSC (AHML), and the equity tranches for the benefit of ZAO Bank ZhilFinance, acting as the originating bank partially assuming the transaction risks. EUR 57.1 EUR Russia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Housing Finance Bank (ZAO Bank ZhilFinance)
1-Jul-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Nordea, Commerzbank, ING Bank, the SG Group (Rosbank and SGBT Asset Based Funding), and UniCredit Bank on a USD 450 million unsecured club loan facility to Uralkali. EUR 335.2 million Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Nordea; Commerzbank; ING Bank; the SG Group (Rosbank; SGBT Asset Based Funding);; UniCredit Bank
1-Jul-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised the MOL Group on the acquisition of six UK North Sea licenses from Premier Oil UK Limited. EUR 108.9 million Hungary Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities MOL Group; Premier Oil UK Limited
1-Jul-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, GPB-Financial Services Ltd and Societe Generale on the EUR 1 billion Series 17. 4.00% Notes Loan Participation Notes due 2019 issued by GPB Eurobond Finance PLC. The issuance of Notes also involved the annual update of Gazprombank's MTN Programme. EUR 1 billion Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited; Deutsche Bank AG; London Branch; GPB-Financial Services Ltd; Societe Generale; London Branch
1-Jul-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented the City of Warsaw before the General Inspector for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) in a high profile case that involved criminal charges brought against public officials. The case involved the allegedly unlawful exchange of personal data between the City and the Ministry of Finance. N/A Poland Other TMT General Inspector for Personal Data Protection (GIODO) ; City of Warsaw
1-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised a syndicate of senior lenders, including UniCredit Bank AG, UniCredit Bulbank AD, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, the EBRD, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Royal Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada, BNP Paribas, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Raiffeisenbank /Bulgaria/ EAD in relation to restructuring within the borrowers group and restructuring of existing financing. EUR 230.4 million Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Insolvency / Restructuring UniCredit Bank AG; UniCredit Bulbank AD; UniCredit Bank Austria AG; the EBRD; Raiffeisen Bank International AG; Royal Bank of Canada; Export Development Canada; BNP Paribas; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Raiffeisenbank /Bulgaria/ EAD
1-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised a syndicate of senior lenders, including UniCredit Bank AG, UniCredit Bulbank AD, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, the EBRD, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Royal Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada, BNP Paribas, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Raiffeisenbank/Bulgaria/EAD, with regard to the structuring and restructuring of a USD 275 million credit facility extended to a leading mining and exploration company operating in Bulgaria. EUR 230.3 million Bulgaria Other Banking / Finance UniCredit Bank AG; UniCredit Bulbank AD; UniCredit Bank Austria AG; the EBRD; Raiffeisen Bank International AG; Royal Bank of Canada; Export Development Canada; BNP Paribas; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Raiffeisenbank /Bulgaria/ EAD
1-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Hamleys of London on a franchising transaction covering Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia N/A Austria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovenia Retail / FMCG IP / Trademarks Hamleys of London
1-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised LBBW Immobilien Management GmbH during the sale of a large property (including both land and buildings) in Cluj Napoca, Romania. EUR 4 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction N/A; LBBW Immobilien Management GmbH
1-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the most most active Bulgarian REIT on its acquisition of Office Building 1, located in the Sofia Business Park. N/A Bulgaria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bulgarian Real Estate Fund (BREF); Sofia Business Park
2-Jul-14 CMS; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner CMS advised Transcom WorldWide on its sale of 100% of the Linz-based IS Inkasso Service credit management services company to the Hannover Finanz Group, advised by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner. EUR 15 million Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Hannover Finanz Group; Transcom WorldWide
2-Jul-14 DLA Piper; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Santander Global Banking & Markets and Citibank International as Arrangers and Joint Lead Managers in relation to a Polish auto loan securitization. EUR 318.1 million Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Santander Global Banking & Markets; Citibank International (as arrangers; Joint Lead Managers)
2-Jul-14 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; King & Spalding; Norton Rose Fulbright King & Spalding advised Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi on the issuance of senior unsecured certificates due in 2019. EUR 419 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi
2-Jul-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Liniya Prava Liniya Prava announced that it acted as tax advisor to Bank ZhilFinans on its offering of July 26 mortgage bonds of MA Sunrise 1 and MA Sunrise 2 at the Moscow Exchange. EUR 33.4 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Tax Bank ZhilFinans
2-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Metsaliitto Cooperative on the sale of its subsidiary Metsa Wood Eesti to the Estonian Combimill. N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Estonian Combimill; Metsaliitto Cooperative
2-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Bucharest assisted LUKERG Renew, through its subsidiary Land Power SRL, in obtaining a loan facility from the EBRD. EUR 57 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance LUKERG Renew
2-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented Cleanosol Trading Company LLC, the Ukrainian subsidiary of Geveko Industri Holding A.B., which operates a road marking trading business in Ukraine, in over forty court actions against the State Company "Motorways of Ukraine." The disputes concerned the default by the Motorways of Ukraine of numerous supply agreements. EUR 3 million Ukraine Retail / FMCG Debt Recovery Litigation / Dispute Resolution Cleanosol Trading Company LLC; State Company "Motorways of Ukraine"
3-Jul-14 Boyanov & Co.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Boyanov & Co. advised the Visteon Corporation on Bulgarian elements related to its acquisition of the automotive electronics business of Johnson Controls. N/A Bulgaria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Visteon Corporation; Johnson Controls
3-Jul-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised a consortium of banks as global coordinators and joint bookrunners in a process of accelerated bookbuilding by the State Treasury and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe for the shares of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. EUR 307.2 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Deutsche Bank; London Branch; Goldman Sachs International;; UniCredit (as global coordinators; joint bookrunners); Espirito Santo Investment Bank; Bank Polski;; Societe Generale (as joint bookrunners)
3-Jul-14 Vass Lawyers Vass Lawyers secured a victory for an association of three companies -- M.A.R.S.A.T., G.R.I.M.E.X., and Neptun - in an auction organized by Complexul Energetic Oltenia for the modernization of the Lupoaia excavation facility. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement M.A.R.S.A.T.; G.R.I.M.E.X.;; Neptun; Complexul Energetic Oltenia
3-Jul-14 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the Greek Sarantis group on its acquisition of the Czech Astrid cosmetic brand. EUR 6.5 million Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A SARANTIS; Individuals
3-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Atlas Holdings on its acquisition of Meadwestvaco's consumer-packaging business. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Atlas Holdings; Meadwestvaco
3-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Cerberus Capital Management on its purchase of the majority of Visteon Corporation's global automotive interiors business. N/A Croatia; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Cerberus Capital Management; Visteon Corporation
4-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie; CMS CMS supported B2Holding, a European specialty finance business, in its purchase of the entire share capital of Ultimo, a Polish credit management business. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity B2Holding; ULTIMO
4-Jul-14 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise advised Zurich Insurance pursuant to the company's decision to sell its Russian retail business and focus on its corporate business. EUR 25.1 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Zurich Insurance
4-Jul-14 Dechert Dechert advised Index Ventures, Accel Partners, ISAI, and Lead Edge Capital in their roles as investors in BlaBlarCar's fundraising. EUR 83.8 million Turkey TMT Private Equity Index Ventures; Accel Partners; ISAI; Lead Edge Capital
4-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss represented Strasser Immobilien in a successful appeal process against tax authorities regarding transfer tax on land, which resulted in full refund of the paid transfer tax. N/A Serbia Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Strasser Immobilien ; tax authorities (Serbia)
4-Jul-14 Clifford Chance; Jadek & Pensa; Karanovic & Nikolic; Kavcic, Rogl, Bracun; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Schoenherr; Slaughter and May Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners acted for Agrokor in the company's acquisition of the Mercator Group, while Kavcic, Rogl, Bracun represented the sellers, which included several Slovenian banks. Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Croatia's Agrokor in successful applications for merger clearance in relation to its combination with Slovenia's Mercator. EUR 240 million Croatia; Macedonia; Serbia; Slovenia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition Angrokor; Mercator
4-Jul-14 Allen & Overy; Buzescu & Co. RTPR in association with Allen & Overy advised Facebook on its acquisition of LiveRail Romania, a business specializing in providing online video commercials. Buzescu Ca advised on human resources, intellectual property, and data protection matters. EUR 419 million Romania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Facebook; LiveRail
4-Jul-14 Skrastins & Dzenis Skrastins & Dzenis successfully represented SIA Veiksme un K., a Latvian retailer of home electronics trading with the "Tehnoland" trademark, in a case against the Latvian Competition Council. N/A Latvia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition SIA Veiksme un K.; Latvian Competition Council
4-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator Amber Grid on state-owned holding company EPSO-G's mandatory takeover offer. EUR 59 million Lithuania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Amber Grid; EPSO-G
4-Jul-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous; Varul Varul advised GILD Arbitrage Risk Capital Fund in selling the shares of a pan-Baltic cinema operator Cinamon to Russian investors at DLT Capital, which was advised by Raidla Lejins & Norcous. N/A Estonia; Latvia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A DLT Capital; GILD Arbitrage Risk Capital Fund
7-Jul-14 Binder Grosswang Binder Grosswang advised the mbi-group Beteiligung - the international mechanical engineering company, and owner of Anger Machining and HPC Produktions - on its sale of 40% shareholding to Unternehmens Invest. EUR 8 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Unternehmens Invest; mbi-group Beteiligung
7-Jul-14 Integrites Integrites announced that it is representing the interests of Ukrcoffee in corporate disputes with regard to change of control and beneficial owners. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ukrcoffee; N/A
7-Jul-14 Paksoy Law Firm Paksoy advised Turkiye Finans on its issuance of the first ringgit sukuk originating from Turkey. EUR 710 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Turkiye Finans
7-Jul-14 Deloitte (Reff & Associates); Voicu & Filipescu Voicu & Filipescu and Reff & Associates, working together, successfully defended representatives of the Bank of Cyprus before the Romanian Supreme Court. N/A Romania Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution White Collar Crime N/A; Georgios Chrisoforou (the former General Manager of Bank of Cyprus; Romania Branch); Anastasios Isaakidis (the former sanctioning manager);; Horia Ciorcila (the President of the Board of Directors of Banca Transilvania)
7-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case advised PetroNeft Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company, on a sale of 50 percent non-operating interest in its License 61 project to Oil India Limited. EUR 71.2 million Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities N/A; PetroNeft Resources
7-Jul-14 Wilson & Partners Wilson & Partners announced the successful completion of the sale of the Balabenka Office Building in Prague by Skanska Property to the CIB Group. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction CIB; Skanska Property
7-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Commerzbank, Merrill Lynch International, and UniCredit Bank on managing the issuance of bonds by Nova Ljubljanska banka, d.d, Ljubljana, the largest Slovenian bank. EUR 300 million Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Commerzbank; Merrill Lynch International;; UniCredit Bank
8-Jul-14 Dentons Dentons advised Blackstone, the global investment and advisory firm, on the acquisition of a portfolio of 6 logistics and distribution parks from Pramerica Real Estate Investors. N/A Czech Republic; Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Blackstone; Pramerica Real Estate Investors
8-Jul-14 DLA Piper; Lakatos, Koves & Partners DLA Piper and Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised the Al Habtoor Group on its purchase of the Hotel Intercontinental in Budapest. N/A Hungary Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction Al Habtoor Group LLC; Green Challenge B.V.
8-Jul-14 Freshfields; Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Citigroup, HSBC, and J.P. Morgan in relation to the issue by the Republic of Bulgaria of 2.95% Notes due 2024. EUR 1.5 billion Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Citigroup; HSBC;; J.P. Morgan
8-Jul-14 Gessel Gessel advised Lux Med Diagnostyka on its purchase of seven diagnostics facilities from Centrum Medyczne Enel-Med. EUR 12.1 million Poland Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lux Med Diagnostyka; Centrum Medyczne Enel-Med
8-Jul-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc on the USD 1.3 billion Invitations by Steel Funding Limited to the holders of the Loan Participation Notes due 2018 and 2019. EUR 1.3 billion Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets J.P. Morgan Securities plc
8-Jul-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised the City of Warsaw on obtaining a PLN 1 billion long-term financing from the EIB for projects in the areas of transport, education, healthcare, social services and public spaces. EUR 233.49 million Poland Other Banking / Finance City of Warsaw
9-Jul-14 Bondoc & Asociatii; Linklaters Bondoc & Asociatii advised Fondul Proprietatea S.A., as Selling Shareholder, in selling 9,895,212 shares (13.5% of shares) of C.N.T.E.E Transelectrica S.A. in an accelerated bookbuilt placing by Raiffeisen Bank S.A., UniCredit CAIB Poland S.A., UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch, UniCredit Bank Austria AG and SSIF Broker. The banks were advised by Linklaters. EUR 47.3 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Fondul Proprietatea S.A.; Raiffeisen Bank SA; UniCredit CAIB Poland S.A.; UniCredit Bank AG; London; Unicredit Bank Austria AG SSIF Broker
9-Jul-14 CMS; Dentons; Slaughter & May CMS and Dentons advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale on the financing of a portfolio of logistics centers located across Europe (Poland, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and the Netherlands) owned by a joint venture of SEGRO plc and PSP Investments. Slaughter & May advised on English law. EUR 288 million Czech Republic; Poland Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Deutsche Pfandbriefbank; Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale
9-Jul-14 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik represented LEO Express before the Municipal Court in Prague in an unfair competition case against Ceske drahy (Czech Railways) - the main railway operator in the Czech Republic. EUR 15.2 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition LEO Express; Ceske drahy
10-Jul-14 Arzinger Arzinger achieved victories for the Windrose airline both in a court of first instance and on appeal in a 4-year litigation. EUR 427,000 Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Debt Recovery Windrose; N/A
10-Jul-14 Lextal Lextal successfully represented defendant Einar Vettus in a long-lasting and closely followed Estonian criminal prosecution. N/A Estonia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution N/A; Einar Vettus
10-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised PKC on opening a manufacturing unit in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction PKC
10-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the follow-on offering by the Central Bank of Russia of shares in the charter capital of Moscow Exchange, Russia's largest securities exchange group. EUR 393 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Central Bank of Russia
11-Jul-14 Akin Gump Akin Gump advised LUKOIL on the company's acquisition of a 37.5 percent interest in the Etinde Permit, offshore Cameroon, from Bowleven Plc.. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A LUKOIL; Bowleven
11-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised Commerzbank as the agent for a syndicate of 13 international banks on a dual tranche club loan facility extended to Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. EUR 84.62 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Commerzbank
11-Jul-14 CMS CMS Serbia advised South Stream on its agreements with Gazprom subsidiary Centrgaz regarding the construction of the section of the South Stream natural gas pipeline that will pass through Serbian territory. EUR 2.1 billion Serbia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Real Estate / Construction Centrgaz
11-Jul-14 Hengeler Mueller Hengeler Mueller advised Aalberts Industries on its announced intention to make a voluntary public offer for all outstanding shares to the shareholders of Impreglon SE. EUR 119 million Austria; Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Capital Markets Aalberts Industries; Impreglon SE
14-Jul-14 CHSH CHSH advised and represented Hervis Kft. in the liquidation procedure of the KOKI Terminal Shopping Center. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction HERVIS Kft.
14-Jul-14 Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton affirmed its representation of Mobile Telesystems against the Uzbek government before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. N/A Russia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Mobile Telesystems; Uzbek Government
14-Jul-14 Baker Hostetler; Gleiss Lutz Gleiss Lutz advised the M+W Group on the sale of its global process automation business (M+W Process Automation) to the Canadian automation specialist ATS Automation Tooling Systems. EUR 255 million Czech Republic; Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ATS Automation Tooling Systems; M+W Group
14-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen announced that its Lithuanian office advised the MG Valda real estate developer on its acquisition of a 1.24 hectare site in Uzupis. N/A Lithuania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction MG Valda; N/A
14-Jul-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Fablo on launching its new business model. N/A Poland TMT IP / Trademarks Other Fablo
15-Jul-14 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers advised Sportmaster, a major CIS sporting goods and equipment retailer, on various corporate and employment matters in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Labor Law Sportmaster
15-Jul-14 CHSH CHSH advised the OMV Group in connection with the sale of a 45% participation in the German refinery network Bayernoil to Varo Energy, a joint venture of Swiss oil trading house Vitol and private equity firm the Carlyle Group. EUR 1 billion Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity OMV AG; Varo Energy; Carlyle Group
15-Jul-14 CMS CMS advised Asia Debt Management Hong Kong Ltd on the acquisition of 84.88% stake in Ceramica Iasi from Advent International Corporation N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity ADM; Advent International
15-Jul-14 CMS CMS advised Honeywell on the Romanian aspects of the sale of certain business assets of the Honeywell Friction Materials business. N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation; Honeywell
15-Jul-14 CMS; Lakatos, Koves & Partners CMS advised Invesco Real Estate on the disposal of the Auchan warehouse in Ullo, Hungary, to Prologis, a provider of industrial real estate, which was advised by Lakatos, Koves & Partners. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Prologis; Invesco Real Estate
15-Jul-14 CMS CMS advised Zabka on the acquisition of Kefirek. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Zabka (Mid Europa Partners); Pittsfield Holding B.V.
15-Jul-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaf on the successful placement of a corporate bond. EUR 160 million Austria Real Estate / Construction Capital Markets UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaf
15-Jul-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Reckitt Benckiser regarding its expansion in Albania and Kosovo, offering support and advice on both the regulatory and commercial/distribution fronts. N/A Albania; Kosovo Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals
15-Jul-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Upstream with respect to the company's telecommunication license in Greece, as well as licensing fees for the use of their short codes, following consultation with the Greek Regulator. N/A Greece TMT IP / Trademarks Upstream
15-Jul-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Voiceweb, the leading player of voice software solutions in Greece, in software licensing matters, related to the global leader Nuance. N/A Greece TMT IP / Trademarks Voiceweb
15-Jul-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos Law Firm represented Fracasso with respect to its dispute against Strabag. EUR 2 million Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Fracasso; Strabag
15-Jul-14 ELIG ELIG advised Medcem Madencilik ve Yapi Malzemeleri San. ve Tic. A.S., which entered into a facility agreement for EUR 252 million concerning financing of a cement plant with 3,300,000 tons/year clinker production capacity, as well as the seaport next to the plant, with Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. and Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S. EUR 252 million Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Medcem
15-Jul-14 ELIG ELIG assisted and represented 3M Turkey throughout an investigation and related administrative procedures launched by the Competition Board the company on the basis of allegations that it violated competition laws through resale price maintenance, discrimination, and customer allocation. The Competition Board decided that 3M Turkey did not engage in a violation of Turkish competition law. N/A Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition Labor Law 3M Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S
15-Jul-14 CHSH Following the completion of the "Task Force Project" on the alternatives for a restructuring model for Hypo Alpe Adria and the government's decision to follow a "bad bank" solution, CHSH advised OIAG on implementing the model of a deregulated entity. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Osterreichische Industrieholding AG
15-Jul-14 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised government and business representatives of the People's Republic of China on their investment in a Belarusian-Chinese industrial park in the Smolevichy district of Minsk. N/A Belarus Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A People's Republic of China
15-Jul-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Altor Equity Partners on the sale of the Polish business of the Sonion Group, a global leader in the microacoustic and micromechanical technologies N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Altor Equity Partners
15-Jul-14 Sajic Sajic advised BH Telecom in the process of implementing an infrastructure project related to mobile telephone systems EUR 2 million Bosnia and Herzegovina TMT Real Estate / Construction BH Telecom
15-Jul-14 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as sole legal advisor to the European Union on granting of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. EUR 1 billion Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance European Union
15-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case represented AVAST Software a.s. with the drafting, negotiation, execution and implementation of the acquisition documents relating to the purchase, by AVAST Software a.s., of a 100% ownership interest in Inmite s.r.o., a Czech start-up specializing in mobile applications software. N/A Czech Republic TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A AVAST Software a.s.; N/A
15-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case represented Ceska pojistovna and affiliated entities in connection with renegotiation and extension of lease agreements entered into with CPI Property Group for Ceska pojistovnaās headquarters and regional centers. N/A Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Real Estate / Construction Ceska pojistovna
15-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Anadi Financial Holdings Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based holding company, in the course of its takeover of Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank AG, the domestic banking unit of the nationalized, Austrian bank Hypo Alpe-Adria. The acquisition meant a foreign 100 % takeover of all shares in Hypo by Anadi. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Insolvency / Restructuring Anadi Financial Holdings Pte. Ltd ; Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank AG
15-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss; Allen & Overy Wolf Theiss advised Sberbank on the provision of a capital expenditure facility to an Austrian subsidiary of oil and gas pipeline manufacturing and installation firm OOO Argus Pipeline Services. Wolf Theiss was responsible for drafting and negotiating the facility agreement and Austrian security documents and cooperated with Allen & Overy on the provision of English law guarantees by parent companies of Der weise Stier. N/A Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Sberbank Europe AG _ SBAG
16-Jul-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented a group of banks in connection with a unsecured revolving credit facility for KGHM Polska Miedz. EUR 2.1 billion Poland Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Banking / Finance group of banks
16-Jul-14 Integrites Integrites advised the Credit Bank Center with regard to improving its investment attractiveness and protecting it from risks connected with changes in its corporate structure. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Credit Bank Center
17-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised the two founders and shareholders of Game Sultan, the largest e-pin distributor in Turkey, on the sale of shares to MOL AccessPortal. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A MOL AccessPortal; Game Sultan
17-Jul-14 Allen & Overy; DLA Piper (YukselKarkinKucuk) DLA Piper advised Ziraat Bank in its successful debut issuance of 4.250 notes due 2019 under the bank's Medium Term Note program. EUR 628.4 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Ziraat Bank
17-Jul-14 Mannheimer Swartling Mannheimer Swartling advised AF on its divestment of its Russian subsidiary Lonas Technologia to AlmazInvest, a Russian private equity firm. N/A Russia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity AlmazInvest; AF
17-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised Plesko Real Estate on the sale of the Damme Shopping Centre, located in Riga, Latvia. N/A Latvia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Plesko Real Estate
18-Jul-14 Asters Asters advised J&T Banka, a leading Czech private bank, in connection with the substitution of collateral under a multimillion financing extended to one of the bank's borrowers. N/A Czech Republic; Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance J&T Banka
18-Jul-14 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised the Raiffeisen Holding Group and the UNIQA Group on the sale of 25 percent and one share shares in Strabag SE to Rasperia Trading Ltd. Schoenherr advised Rasperia Trading. EUR 123 million Austria; Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Rasperia Trading Ltd; Raiffeisen Holding Group; UNIQA Group
18-Jul-14 Lakatos, Koves & Partners Lakatos, Koves and Partners advised DVM on the renovation of a landmark building in Budapest. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction DVM / Horizon Development
18-Jul-14 Lawin Lawin advised PSI Group in its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in New Vision Baltija from NV Invest. EUR 5 million Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity PSI Group; NV Invest
18-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised and represented a real estate investment fund managed by Vicus Capital Advisors in the sale of a newly developed single tenant shopping center in Tartu, the second biggest city in Estonia. EUR 75 million Estonia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity N/A; Vicus Capital Advisors
18-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case represented UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. as administrator and lead manager of CZK 550 million fixed-rate non-secured retail bonds issue due 2018 by the Passerinvest Group, a.s EUR 19.9 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Capital Markets UniCredit Bank Czech Republic; Slovakia; a.s.
21-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie advised UBS Limited and Commerzbank as the joint lead managers on the establishment of a euro medium term notes program and an offering of 5.5 percent Eurobonds due in 2017 to finance a senior loan to ABH Financial Limited. EUR 950 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets UBS Limited; Commerzbank
21-Jul-14 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. announced that it advised Vayant Travel Technologies Inc. on obtaining an unspecified investment from Lufthansa. N/A Bulgaria TMT Banking / Finance Vayant Travel Technologies
22-Jul-14 FBK FBK advised COBA International Holding Company in its acquisition of the Russian SEC Profiles manufacturer of plastic construction materials. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity COBA International Holding Company; SEC Profiles
22-Jul-14 Glimstedt Glimstedt appealed a victory by the Estonian government in the Tallinn Administrative Court involving a challenge to Estonian "fair compensation" regulations for artists. N/A Estonia other Litigation / Dispute Resolution three "collective societies" of authors; performers;; producers; Estonian government
22-Jul-14 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners provided general advice to Wise Guys Investments, an investment firm operating the technology start-up accelerator Startup Wise Guys. N/A Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Wise Guys Investments
22-Jul-14 Item Item successfully represented Alcatel Lucent in a challenge to the decision of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office denying protection for Alcatel Lucent's "LIGHT RADIO" mark. N/A Slovenia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Alcatel Lucent; Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
22-Jul-14 Wardynski & Partners Wardynski & Partners won a claim of wrongful detention on behalf of a client represented pro bono. EUR 0.03 million Poland Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Boguslaw Pyrak (Individual); N/A
23-Jul-14 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP successfully defended the interests of IKEA against claims made by the Khimki collective agricultural enterprise, and recovered 100% of legal costs. N/A Russia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Khimki; IKEA
23-Jul-14 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP supported Krasny Gold Fields on a joint venture in the Irkutsk region with the GV Gold open joint stock company. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Krasny Gold Fields
23-Jul-14 KLC KLC Law Firm provided legal advice to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on an international public tender for the acquisition of real rights and rights of use on real estate properties with development potential as boutique hotels. N/A Greece Real Estate / Construction PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
23-Jul-14 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised J&T Banka on its issuance of bonds offering a fixed yield with no maturity date. N/A Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets J&T Banka
23-Jul-14 Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Mannheimer Swartling Mannheimer Swartling advised AAK on its agreement to acquire Frita, a frying oil producer in Turkey, from Unilever. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke acted as local counsel on the deal. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A AAK; Frita
23-Jul-14 Schoenherr; Squire Patton Boggs; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co Schoenherr assisted the US-based Waters Technologies Corporation in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of MediMass, a Hungarian medical R&D company. N/A Hungary Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Waters Technologies Corporation; MediMass
24-Jul-14 CHSH CHSH advised Technicolor S.A. (formerly Thomson S.A.) in a procedure initiated by the Hungarian Competition Authority, concerning an alleged cartel of cathode ray tube manufacturers. N/A Hungary TMT Competition Technicolor S.A. (formerly Thomson SA.)
25-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Baker & McKenzie advised Finansbank on two loan facilities for a tourist development project in Turkey. EUR 9.6 million Turkey Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Banking / Finance Finansbank
25-Jul-14 Hengeler Mueller Hengeler Mueller advised the newly-established Opel Group in its assumption of full responsibility as the lone original equipment manufacturer for the Opel/Vauxhall business in Europe. N/A Hungary; Poland; Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Opel Group
25-Jul-14 Lakatos, Koves & Partners Lakatos, Koves & Partnes advised Bayerische Landesbank on matters related to its announcement that it is set to sell its Hungarian subsidiary bank, Magyar Kereskedelmi Bank, to the Hungarian Government. EUR 55 million Hungary Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hungarian Government; BayernLB
25-Jul-14 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava was selected by Sberbank of Russia's Tender Committee to render legal support in relation to the establishment of a Domestic Bond Program. N/A Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Sberbank
25-Jul-14 Schoenherr Schoenherr is advising Romania's state-owned nuclear power company, Nuclearelectrica, in the process of selecting a strategic investor for developing units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear site in Romania. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nuclearelectrica
25-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania helped actress and singer Inga Jankauskaite assert her rights following the misappropriation of her identity on Facebook. N/A Lithuania Other IP / Trademarks Inga Jankauskaite (Individual)
28-Jul-14 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik represented Karlovarske mineralni vody in a successful lawsuit to cancel a penalty imposed on it by the State Preservation and Landmark Authority for an alleged administrative offense. N/A Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Karlovarske mineralni vody; State Preservation; Landmark Authority
28-Jul-14 Clifford Chance; Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Schoenherr represented Volksbank Romania in its sale of a portfolio of non-performing loans to a consortium of foreign investors. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and Badea Clifford Chance advised the buyers. EUR 495 million Romania Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Deustche Bank; AnaCap Financial Parners; H.I.G. Capital International Advisers; APS Holding; Volksbank Romania
28-Jul-14 Baker Botts; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Shearman & Sterling Shearman & Sterling obtained what it called a "historic arbitral award" from the Arbitral Tribunal in the Hague for the former shareholders of the Yukos Oil Company against the Russian Federation regarding the Federation's breach of obligations under the Energy Charter Treaty. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Baker Botts represented the Russian Federation. EUR 50 billion Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Yukos Oil Company; Russian Federation
29-Jul-14 Jara & Partners Jara & Partners brought a claim on behalf of Alpine Bau Deutschland against the Polish State Treasury - Minister of Sport and Tourism, seeking damages following construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw. EUR 32.4 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction Alpine Bau Deutschland; Polish State Treasury _ Minister of Sport; Tourism
29-Jul-14 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised Avis Lithuania regarding possible solutions to new legal restrictions on driving Avis Lithuania's cars in Latvia by Latvian residents. N/A Latvia; Lithuania Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Avis Lithuania
30-Jul-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised ING Bank N.V., London, UBS Limited and a lead manager on the issuance of Series 9 USD 333.367 million 10.5% loan participation notes due 2021 issued under the USD 3 billion programme for the issuance of loan participation notes to be issued by, but with limited recourse to, PSB Finance S.A. (the Issuer) for the purpose of financing a subordinated loan to PSB and the offer by the Issuer for exchange of loan participation notes issued as series 3 and 4 under the Programme for the Series 9 Notes. EUR 277.8 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Lead manager - confidential ING Bank N.V.; London UBS Limited
30-Jul-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the Mostostal Zabrze holding company during the negotiations and execution of its settlement agreement with Bank Zachodni WBK concerning claims Mostostal Zabrze filed in the bankruptcy proceedings of Reliz. EUR 11.7 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Insolvency / Restructuring Mostostal Zabrze; Bank Zachodni WBK
30-Jul-14 Triniti Triniti successfully persuaded the Estonian Supreme Court to dismiss the Estonian Author's Union (EAU) appeal for cassation in a dispute with Viasat. N/A Estonia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Estonian Author's Union; Viasat
30-Jul-14 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii assisted the Marubeni Corporation on its entry into a joint venture agreement with Electrocentrale Bucuresti, the largest producer of thermal energy in Romania, to build a gas heating plant of approximately 250 MW in Fantanele, Romania. EUR 170 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Marubeni Corporation
30-Jul-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Ronesans Holding A.S in litigation involving the early termination of a FIDIC-governed Construction Agreement for the conversion of a non-residential 5-story building located in the centre of Kyiv into a hotel and with the release of the client's bank guarantees issued to its counter-party. EUR 10 million Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Ronesans Holding A.S; Subsidiary Enterprise "Grandplaza" RONESANS HOLD_NG A.S (in a counter-claim)
31-Jul-14 Baker & McKenzie; Norton Rose Fulbright Baker & McKenzie advised on the merger of the energy companies owned by Kulczyk Investment under the umbrella of Polish Energy Partners. Norton Rose Fulbright advised CEE Equity Partners on its simultaneous acquisition of a minority share in PEP. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity CEE Equity Partners; Polish Energy Partners
31-Jul-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus office advised W&P Baustoffe GmbH (Austria) on the debt restructuring of its local Belarusian subsidiary Baumit-Bel LLC. N/A Belarus Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance W&P Baustoffe GmbH
31-Jul-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP represented PLL LOT in its successful application for the approval of the European Commission on its Restructuring Plan, thereby concluding that state aid granted to the company was compliant with EU law. N/A Poland Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Insolvency / Restructuring PLL LOT
31-Jul-14 Musat & Asociatii Restructuring & Insolvency Musat & Asociatii Restructuring & Insolvency, acting as liquidator on behalf of Termoelectrica, assisted the energy company on an auction to sell off the company's Doicesti plant. EUR 13.8 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Insolvency / Restructuring Termoelectrica
31-Jul-14 White & Case White & Case advised the New World Resources group, the central European hard coal producer, on the restructuring of its balance sheet via a UK Scheme of Arrangement and a Rights Issue and Placing. N/A Czech Republic; Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Insolvency / Restructuring New World Resources
31-Jul-14 DLA Piper; Kirkland & Ellis; Shiva Austin; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the US pharmaceutical giant Baxter on the sale of its commercial vaccine business to Pfizer. EUR 532 million Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Pfizer Inc.; Baxter International Inc-
1-Aug-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EIB in connection with its loan to the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine, and the related sovereign guarantee. EUR 55 million Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Banking / Finance EIB
1-Aug-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) D&B assisted Altex Romania, major Romanian electronics retailer, for the sale of two commercial centers. EUR 10 million Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nepi Ten Development Solutions SRL; Altex Romania
1-Aug-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) D&B performed a legal due dilligence on the target - Cogeme Ro SRL - for Palladio Finanziaria, an Italian investment company N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction Palladio Finanziaria
1-Aug-14 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the interests of Philip Morris Ukraine in a dispute against the Specialized State Tax Inspection for Work. EUR 2.65 million Ukraine Alcohol / Tobacco Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Philip Morris; Specialized State Tax Inspection for Work
1-Aug-14 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko's successfully represented the Azot, Rovnoazot, Severodonetsk union Azot, and Concern Stirol nitrogen fertilizer producers in a sunset review and interim review of anti-dumping measures applied to ammonium nitrate imported into Ukraine from the Russian Federation. N/A Russia; Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Azot; Rovnoazot; Severodonetsk union Azot;; Concern Stirol
1-Aug-14 Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs lawyers from China, Hong Kong, Germany, and Poland advised Feike, the German holding of a leading manufacturer of children's footwear and apparel in China, on its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Feike
1-Aug-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Arenaturist, a large Croatian joint stock company controlled by Goldman Sachs, in proceedings against the Republic of Croatia before the European Court of Human Rights. N/A Croatia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Litigation / Dispute Resolution Arenaturist; Republic of Croatia
4-Aug-14 Freshfields Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the Kering luxury brand group on the acquisition of all shares in the Swiss Ulysse Nardin watch manufacturer. N/A Austria; Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Kering; Ulysse Nardin
4-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case secured victory for Turkish conglomerate Cukurova Holding in a seven-year dispute with Russia's Alfa Group, with Cukurova regaining its controlling interest in Turkcell, the largest mobile telecommunications company in Turkey. EUR 1.3 billion Russia; Turkey TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cukurova Holding; Alfa Group
4-Aug-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Aareal Bank on its financing of the purchase by the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund and the Linz-based Kaufmann group of the Viennese Millennium Tower and Millennium City. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund; Linz-based Kaufmann group; N/A
5-Aug-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised the client on the alleged abuse of dominant power position by price squeezing in the Turkish broadband market. EUR 21 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition TTNET A.S.
5-Aug-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi filled a competition notification to the Turkish Competition Authority in relation to the joint venture formed by OMV Petrol Ofisi and Shell Turcas. N/A Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Competition OMV AG
6-Aug-14 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc si Asociatii advised GDF SUEZ Energy Romania on its shareholding increase in Congaz from 28.59% up to 85.77%. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A GDF SUEZ; Congaz
6-Aug-14 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik successfully represented the Radio and Television Broadcasting Council before an extended chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court in the Czech Republic, in a case involving the criteria by which a notice from the RTBC can constitute lawful grounds for imposing a penalty. N/A Czech Republic TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Radio; Television Broadcasting Council; CET 21
6-Aug-14 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava was selected by RUSNANO OJSC's tender committee to help the company create an investment partnership and place RUSNANO's project portfolio under the control of RUSNANO Management Company LLC. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Banking / Finance Rusnano OJSC
6-Aug-14 Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Debevoise & Plimpton; Schoenherr; Squire Patton Boggs Schoenherr advised Ashland on the Austrian aspects of its sale of its global water technologies business to the Clayton, Dubilier & Rice private equity fund. EUR 1.5 billion Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Clayton; Dubilier & Rice; Ashland
6-Aug-14 David si Baias; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised UniCredit Tiriac Bank on its acquisition of the corporate business of RBS Romania, the Romania branch of The Royal Bank of Scotland. David si Biaias assisted the RBS Bank with the liquidation of the Romanian subsidiaries. EUR 575 million Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring UniCredit Tiriac Bank; The Royal Bank of Scotland
6-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case represented RSJ Private Equity a.s., Czech private equity fund, in the convertible note investment into ProteoThera Inc., Delaware corporation, early stage biotech company with proprietary drug-delivery technology. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity RSJ Private Equity a.s.; ProteoThera Inc.
6-Aug-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Aurea Software on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Viennese update Software AG. N/A Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Aurea Software; Software AG
7-Aug-14 CMS CMS supported the EBRD in its loan to Brooklyn-Kiev LLC, a leading private stevedoring company in Ukraine, for the development of a grain trans-shipment terminal in the Port of Odessa with an anticipated annual throughput capacity of up to 4.5 million tons of grain. EUR 50.26 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
7-Aug-14 Dentons Dentons advised Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund on the acquisition of the Ambassador office building in Warsaw from Kronos Real Estate. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund; Kronos Real Estate
7-Aug-14 Dentons Dentons advised TEP (Renewables Holding) Limited, a subsidiary of the Irish company Trading Emissions, in connection with a sale of shares in EWG Slupsk, which plans to develop the Potegowo wind farm in northern Poland. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; TEP
7-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case represented UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. in connection with bridge financing provided to SEW 1001 a.s. for acquisition of shares in Datart International, a.s., a Czech retail seller of electronics. N/A Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance UniCredit Bank Czech Republic; Slovakia; a.s.
8-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case represented Kion Material Handling GmbH in securing new premises for the manufacture of engines to be developed by Panattoni Europe. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Real Estate / Construction Kion Material Handling GmbH
11-Aug-14 Allen & Overy; CMS; Voicu & Filipescu CMS advised OTP Bank Romania, a member of the OTP Group, on the signing of an acquisition agreement for the purchase of 100% of Millennium Bank Romania, a member of Banco Comercial Portugues, advised by Allen & Overy. Voicu & Filipescu advised on competition matters. EUR 39 million Romania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A OTP; Banco Comercial Portugues
11-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case advised Play Topco, the indirect shareholder of Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 Sp. Z o.o., on its senior PIK toggle notes offering. EUR 415 million Poland TMT Capital Markets Play Topco
12-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised Dixons Retail on the sale of its ElectroWorld operations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Slovak electronics retailer NAY. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A NAY; Dixons Retail
12-Aug-14 Allen & Overy Lawyers from RTPR Allen & Overy counseled the EBRD on its EUR 10 million loan to SC Raja SA Constanta. EUR 10 million Romania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Banking / Finance EBRD
12-Aug-14 Hausmaninger Kletter; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Laakman Holding on the increase of its participation in the C-QUADRAT Investment fund company from 9.4% to 18.4%. The sellers were represented by Hausmaninger Kletter. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Laakman Holding; N/A
12-Aug-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised PGNiG on carve-out from the company of its retail gas trade unit and its in-kind contribution to the company PGNiG Obrot Detaliczny. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A PGNiG Obrot Detaliczny; PGNiG
14-Aug-14 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners announced that it acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Ferrexpo in connection with three export financing credits, including a USD 14.5 million credit provided by Private Export Funding Corporation to Ferrexpo's Ukrainian subsidiary Ferrexpo Yeristovo Mining and a USD 15.8 million credit provided by PEFCO to Ferrexpo's Ukrainian subsidiary Ferrexpo Belanovo GOK. EUR 25.4 million Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Ferrexpo
14-Aug-14 Glimstedtt Glimstedt Estonia successfully demonstrated to the Supreme Court of Estonia that a law regarding limits on the compensation of legal expenses was unconstitutional. N/A Estonia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution AS Uvic; N/A
14-Aug-14 Lawin Lawin advised the Israeli venture capital fund Entree Capital on an investment in the Lithuanian mobile-payments company UAB WoraPay. EUR 0.4 million Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Entree Capital; UAB WoraPay
15-Aug-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Darty on its exit from a joint venture controlling Datart International, the Czech and Slovak multi-channel electronics retailer. The exit is in the form of the sale of Darty's majority share to the management of Datart, which previously controled a minority stake. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Datart International; Darty
15-Aug-14 CHSH CHSH Kalis & Partners represented Pilsen Estates in relation to the transfer of receivables owned by the creditor against the company. EUR 30 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Insolvency / Restructuring Pilsen Estates s.r.o.
15-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised Isochem S.A.S. on the sale of Framochem Kft to VanDeMark Chemical Inc. N/A Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A VanDeMark Chemical Inc; Isochem S.A.S./Aurelius
15-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised Minda Schenk Plastic Solutions GmbH on the sale of Minda Schenk Plastic Solutions s.r.o. to Daiho (Czech) s.r.o., the Czech Republic-based company engaged in manufacturing and sales of plastic mouldings for various industries, and a subsidiary of Japan-based Daiho Industrial Co., Ltd. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Daiho; Minda Schenk Plastic Solutions
15-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised Portico Investments, a Hungarian investment firm, on the acquisition, (including acquisition financing), of a portfolio of six retail parks and sites across the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Portico Investments; N/A
15-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised Standard Life Investments on the sale of the Tulipan Logistics Park, a multi-phase warehouse and light industrial project located in Prague, to SEGRO. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Standard Life Investments; Segro
15-Aug-14 CMS CMS advised the contracting authority regarding the public procurement and development of a new football stadium in Ferencvaros, Budapest. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Hungarian National Asset Management Inc.
15-Aug-14 ELIG ELIG persuaded the Civil Court for Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights to set a limit on censorship in movies aired on TV and to rule removal of a particular scene from the movie due to the intensity and frequency of foul language as illegitimate since the removal would destroy the unique composition of the movie. N/A Turkey TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks 1. Inan Temelkuran 2. Ferit Ozguner 3. Harun Iyicil; Mozaik Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S
15-Aug-14 White & Case White & Case advised Raiffeisenbank, a.s., in connection with financing of the development of a second phase of a residential project in Prague. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Raiffeisenbank; a.s.
18-Aug-14 Alrud Alrud assisted in the arrangement of the third public offering (SPO) of QIWI plc shares. N/A Russia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets QIWI plc
18-Aug-14 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit Bank Austria on its acquisition of Immobilien Holding, which was wholly owned by Immobilien Privatstiftung. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A UniCredit Bank Austria; Immobilien Privatstiftung
18-Aug-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Nordea on the transfer of its Baltic banking business - operated by Nordea Bank Finland in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - to Swedish parent company Nordea Bank. N/A Estonia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nordea
19-Aug-14 Allen & Overy; Arthur Cox; Kinstellar; Linklaters Kinstellar, A&O, Linklaters, and Arthur Cox advised on NET4GAS's optimization of its capital structure, including a unsecured multi-sourced bank loan, bond, and swap recapitalisation entered into for the purpose of refinancing the original acquisition debt incurred for the purchase of Net4Gas by Allianz Capital Partners and Borealis Infrastructure Inc EUR 1.01 billion Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Capital Markets NET4GAS sro Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. Allianz Capital Partners GmbH
20-Aug-14 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati advised Resource Partners on its acquisition of World Class, the Serbian arm of the European gym and fitness chain, with two clubs in Novi Sad. N/A Serbia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Resource Partners; World Class
20-Aug-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised Korona Pomorska on the acquisition of Ozen Plus from Skystone Capital (formerly BBI Zeneris). N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Korona Pomorska; Skystone Capital
20-Aug-14 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised South Korea's Hyundai Mobis on the negotiation and conclusion of an investment agreement with the Government of the Czech Republic in support of a new automotive headlight plant in the Mosnov industrial zone in the Novy Jicin district. EUR 145 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Real Estate / Construction Hyundai Mobis
20-Aug-14 Kinstellar Kinstellar's analysis of the Prague government's anti-corruption strategy and a proposal for further steps was taken on board by the Municipality of Prague. N/A Czech Republic Other White Collar Crime Municipality of Prague
20-Aug-14 Lawin Lawin successfully represented Ladee Pharma in a patent dispute against Bayer. N/A Estonia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Ladee Pharma; Bayer
20-Aug-14 Fort; Lawin Lawin's Riga office advised the international digital media company IAC on the acquisition of the popular social networking website Ask.fm, which was represented by Fort. N/A Latvia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity IAC; Ask.fm
20-Aug-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised MD Medical Group Investments plc on the acquisition of the Medica Avicennal Centre. N/A Russia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax MD Medical Group Investments plc; N/A
20-Aug-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski successfully represented Termo Organika in a trademark dispute with Austrotherm, a Polish competitor. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Termo Organika; Austrotherm
20-Aug-14 Goltsblat BLP The IP practice of Goltsblat BLP represented the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on behalf of Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia, and Warner Music UK in claims against the Vkontakte social network. EUR 0.7 million Russia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on behalf of Sony Music Russia; Universal Music Russia;; Warner Music UK; Vkontakte social network
20-Aug-14 Norton Rose Fulbright; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal and Norton Rose Fulbright advised Tauron, a major Central European energy company, on the creation of a joint venture with ArcelorMittal. N/A Czech Republic; Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Arcellor Mittal; Tameh Holding
21-Aug-14 PWC Legal PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, s.r.o. successfully represented Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW), AG, in tax litigation before the Slovak courts. The subject-matter of the litigation was the unlawful refusal of the Slovak tax authorities to return VAT. N/A Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW); AG; Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic
21-Aug-14 Glimstedt The Glimstedt Belarus team advised participants in SocStarteri a project dedicated to the development of social entrepreneurship in Belarus. N/A Belarus Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A SocStarter
22-Aug-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal advised Estonian leading business daily Aripaev on its acquisition of all shares in Balti Juhtimiskonverentsid (which organizes management conferences under the name of Parnu Konverentsid). N/A Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Aripaev AS; Balti Juhtimiskonverentsid OU
25-Aug-14 Alrud; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Slaughter and May Alrud advised the Shire biopharmaceutical company on Russian-law related aspects related to its proposed combination with AbbVie. Slaughter and May advised Shire on EU law matters and Davis Polk & Wardwell on US law matters. EUR 43.6 billion Russia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Shire
25-Aug-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised selling shareholders on the sale of 9.99% of shares in Polski Koncern Miesny Duda S.A. through block trade transactions executed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland Agribusiness Capital Markets PKO BP; mBank S.A.; BZ WBK S.A.; ING Bank Slaski S.A.; Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. acting as the selling shareholders
25-Aug-14 Sorainen Sorainen represented both KIA Auto and Tallinna Kaubamaja in appealing the Latvian Competition Council's conclusion that the companies were improperly restricting warranty rules to the Administrative Regional Court of the Republic of Latvia. EUR 0.1 million Latvia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition KIA Auto; Tallinna Kaubamaja; Latvian Competition Council
26-Aug-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised a consortium of Polish and Spanish companies on an agreement with the Poznan Agglomeration Waste Management Inter-Municipal Association for the collection of mixed and green municipal waste and for management of separately collected waste in the Poznan agglomeration. N/A Poland Waste Management PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement FB Serwis; Cespa Compania Espanola de Servicios Publicos Auxiliares
26-Aug-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP successfully resolved a dispute involving the claims of the Polish Hunting Association - DZP's client - relating to real estate at ul. Nowy Swiat in Warsaw. N/A Poland Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction Polski Zwiazek Lowiecki [the Polish Hunting Association]; N/A
26-Aug-14 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised institutional investor Constantia Industries and early stage Austrian/US venture fund Initial Factor Speed Invest regarding their 7-digit USD investments in bitmovin. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Constantia Industries; Initial Factor Speed Invest
26-Aug-14 Papapolitis & Papapolitis Papapolitis & Papapolitis acted for Intracom Holdings in the sale of its shareholding participation in Hellas Online to Vodafone Greece. EUR 73 million Greece TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Vodafone Greece; Intracom Holdings
27-Aug-14 Asters Asters advised Eustream on Ukrainian law matters related to the reverse gas supply to Ukraine from the Slovak Republic and the subsequent preparation of transactional documents executed by Eustream with Ukrtransgaz and NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy. N/A Slovakia; Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Eustream
27-Aug-14 Integrites Integrites represented Farmak in a dispute involving claims by the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the State Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine that the pharmaceutical company's purchase of the Smuglyanka recreational complex in the Odessa region was invalid. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Litigation / Dispute Resolution State Property Fund of Ukraine; the State Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine; Farmak
27-Aug-14 Lawin Lawin advised Orkla, the Norwegian consumer branded-goods company, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of NP Foods. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Orkla; NP Foods
28-Aug-14 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised Century Casinos on its decision to terminate its listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange due to low trading volume. N/A Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Capital Markets Century Casinos
28-Aug-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised Global Watch Parts Trading LT in connection with the acquisition of SIA Topus Riga, a watches and accessories retailer in Latvia. N/A Lithuania; Latvia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A GLOBAL WATCH PARTS TRADING LT; N/A
28-Aug-14 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Flazm Interactive Entertainment in officially registering in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania; Russia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Flazm Interactive Entertainment
28-Aug-14 Dentons; Kocian Solc Balastic; White & Case White & Case and Kocian Solc Balastik advised on PointPark Properties' acquisition of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds controlled by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. Dentons acted as legal counsel to Tristan Capital Partners. EUR 523 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity PointPark Properties; Tristan Capital Partners/VGP
29-Aug-14 Dentons Dentons advised Starwood Capital Group on its acquisition of a portfolio of three prime office complexes from the Ghelamco real estate developer. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Starwood Capital Group; Starwood Capital Group
29-Aug-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised private equity investor Amstar on a purchase, made in combination with the Polish development company BBI Development, of the luxury Zlota 44 residential tower located in the city center of Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Amstar; BBI Development; N/A
29-Aug-14 Kinstellar; Linklaters Kinstellar and Linklaters advised Deceuninck on the acquisition of 81.23% of the shares of Pimas Plastik Insaat held by the Turkish holding Enka Insaat. The transaction is subject to competition clearance in Turkey and Russia. The purchase price will be financed by a private placement of shares. EUR 20.54 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition Deceuninck; Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S.; Seller; Turkey; Industrial Buildings & Warehouses; Company (Public; Limited)
29-Aug-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Gasum Energiapalvelut on the sale of its Estonian business Gasum Eesti to Alexela Energia, part of the Alexela Group. N/A Estonia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Alexela Group; Gasum Energiapalvelut
1-Sep-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised IPOPEMA TFI in relation to the acquisition of control over Alumetal. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A IPOPEMA TFI ; Alumetal
1-Sep-14 Baker & McKenzie Baker & McKenzie provided advice on English and Ukrainian matters related to the EBRD's new syndicated facility for Nibulon, Ukraine's leading grain trader. EUR 108.92 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
1-Sep-14 Biris Goran Biris Goran successfully assisted Aversa Manufacturing in a litigation with AAAS (Authority for Managing the State's Assets), obtaining a final and unappealable ruling that the sale of Aversa SA assets has been performed in full compliance with all legal requirements. N/A Romania Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction AAAS (Authority for Managing the State's Assets); Aversa Manufacturing
1-Sep-14 CMS Slovakia CMS advised financial advisor, Wood & Company, on the Euro 235 million refinancing of a refundable financial subsidy to Vodohospodarska vystavba, a state-owned water dams and hydro-power-plants development enterprise (which operates the biggest hydro power plant in Slovakia, Gabcikovo, plus two smaller hydro power plants) from the Slovak Republic. The facility has two tranches: Facility A EUR 119,000,000 and Facility B EUR 116,519,152.89. EUR 235 million Slovakia Real Estate / Construction Banking / Finance Wood & Company
1-Sep-14 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Flatout Technologies in a financing round. EUR 0.84 million Austria TMT Banking / Finance Flatout Technologies
1-Sep-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Apollo Cinema on its purchase of Solaris Cinema from Solaris Property Partners. N/A Estonia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Apollo Cinema; Solaris Property Partners
1-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss; Gleiss Lutz Wolf Theiss advised Aareal Bank AG in relation to the refinancing of Millennium City in the course of its acquisition by Morgan Stanley (respectively MSREF Real Estate Advisors). Wolf Theiss was responsible for all Austrian law aspects of the acquisition financing, including review of MSREF's acquisition documentation and due diligence reports. The German law aspects are covered by Gleiss Lutz. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Real Estate / Construction Aareal Bank AG
1-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised HTG Development Group Inc China on the acquisition of shares in a project company developing the 1st Gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A HTG Development Group Inc China ; KTG AG Lugano; the Municipality of Zenica; Bosnia; Herzegovina
2-Sep-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised o2 sp. z o.o. in relation to the acquisition of Wirtualna Polska. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A o2 sp. z o.o. ; Wirtualna Polska
2-Sep-14 CMS; Harneys CMS advised ING and UniCredit as coordinators and lenders Citibank, BNP Paribas, Natixis, Rabobank, Arab Bank, and Banque de Commerce et de Placements on a pre-export financing for Kernel Group. EUR 335.16 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance NG; UniCredit as coordinators;; lenders Citibank; BNP Paribas; Natixis; Rabobank; Arab Bank; Banque de Commerce et de Placements (BCP)
3-Sep-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised ING Bank N.V as arranger on the USD 425 million PXF loan for the Joint Stock Company "Evraz Siberian Metallurgical Plant" and the Joint Stock Company "Evraz Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant." EUR 354.11 million Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance ING Bank N.V
4-Sep-14 Akin Gump Akin Gump advised the O1 Group investment company on the sale of shares in O1 Properties Limited by subsidiary Centimila. EUR 167.58 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity O1 Group; Centimila
4-Sep-14 Avellum Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Ferrexpo (acting through its Ferrexpo Yeristovo Mining subsidiary) in connection with the acquisition of an electrified railway and a power line. EUR 0.36 million Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ferrexpo; N/A
4-Sep-14 CMS; Dentons CMS advised Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg on the sale of its Czech subsidiary, LBBW Bank CZ, to Expobank, represented by Dentons. N/A Czech Republic; Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Expobank; Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg
4-Sep-14 Dentons Dentons advised Lotos Petrobaltic in procuring financing for its B8 Oil Field Exploration Project in the Baltic Sea. EUR 430 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Lotos Petrobaltic
4-Sep-14 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised WEB Windenergie on the first issue of a hybrid bond by an Austrian wind energy provider. N/A Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets WEB Windenergie
4-Sep-14 Freshfields; Borenius Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited on the Rule 144A/Reg. S inaugural high-yield bond offering by the 4finance group. Borenius acted as Latvian, Finnish, and Lithuanian counsel to 4finance Group. EUR 167.58 million Latvia; Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Credit Suisse Securities
4-Sep-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Eden Springs Europe B.V. on the planned acquisition of Nestle Waters businesses from the Nestle Water Group. Linklaters assisted the client in Polish-law aspects of acquiring the business. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Eden Springs Europe B.V.
4-Sep-14 Vilau & Mitel Vilau & Mitel advised Strabag on the acquisition of Bank of Cyprus assets related to Societatea Companiilor Hoteliere Grand, the owner of the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. N/A Romania Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Real Estate / Construction STRABAG; Bank of Cyprus
4-Sep-14 Linklaters; White & Case White & Case advised EuroChem on a project financing from a syndicate of international and Russian banks in connection with its Usolskiy potash project. The lenders, including Societe Generale, Sberbank of Russia, HSBC Bank plc, Credit Agricole CIB, Unicredit Bank ZAO, Joint Stock Commercial Bank Rosbank - Open Joint-Stock Company, Banque Societe Generale S.A., and ING Bank N.V, were advised by Linklaters. EUR 3.14 billion Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Societe Generale; London Branch ING Bank N.V Banque Societe Generale S.A.; Parins; Rosbank; Unicredit Bank ZAO; Credit Agricole CIB; HSBC Bank plc; Sberbank; EuroChem
4-Sep-14 Baker & McKenzie; Lawin; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; White & Case White & Case and Lawin advised ABB on the sale of its Full Service business unit to Nordic Capital Fund VIII, which was represented by Baker & McKenzie and Tark Grunte Sutkiene. N/A Latvia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Nordic Capital Fund VIII; ABB
4-Sep-14 White & Case White & Case represented leading Czech energy producer CEZ, a. s., in updating their 10-year CZK 30 bln bond program. EUR 1.08 billion Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets CEZ; a. s.
5-Sep-14 Dechert; Herbst Kinsky Dechert represented Allergophama in its recently announced exclusive licensing agreement with S-TARget therapeutics. Herbst Kinsky represented S-TARget. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Allergophama
5-Sep-14 DLA Piper; Reed Smith; Sarantitis DLA Piper and Sarantitis advised the shareholders of Weidenhammer Packaging Group on the sale of all of their shares in the company to the Sonoco Products Company. Reed Smith advised Sonoco Products. N/A Greece; Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Sonoco Products Company; Weidenhammer Packaging Group
5-Sep-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised on the final agreement between PGE and KGHM, TAURON, and ENEA, concerning their acquisition from PGE of 30% of the shares in PGE EJ 1, responsible for building and operating Poland's first nuclear power plant. EUR 311 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A KGHM; TAURON;; ENEA; PGE
5-Sep-14 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the lender syndicate of bauMax on the sale of the "Sammlung Essl" art collection to a company controlled by the Haselsteiner Group. The purchasers were represented by Dorda Brugger Jordis. EUR 100 Million Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Other Haselsteiner; bauMax
6-Sep-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal conducted a comprehensive study for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications regarding how to uniformly administer public IT services. N/A Estonia Other IP / Trademarks Ministry of Economic Affairs; Communications
8-Sep-14 AstapovLawyers; Glimstedt AstapovLawyers is representing the KVV Group in a potential acquisition of the "Liepajas Metalurg," steel mill. EUR 107 million Latvia; Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A KVV Liepjas metalurgs; Liepajas Metalurgs
8-Sep-14 Gessel Gessel advised the AVALLON MBO FUND II on the acquisition of a 100% stake in MPS International from MPS Holding. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity AVALLON MBO FUND II; MPS Holding
8-Sep-14 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners persuaded the Kyiv Circuit Administrative Court to bar the Registrar of Companies from making any changes to the records of Antonov - the Ukrainian government-owned aircraft producer - that would result in dismissing Dmytro Kiva as chief executive officer and/or board member and appointing Sergiy Merenkov in his place. N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law Dmytro Kiva; Antonov
8-Sep-14 Osborne Clarke Osborne Clarke advised Wirecard Group on its acquisition of all shares in Turkish Micro Edema Sistemleri Iletisim San.ve Tic., operating as 3pay. EUR 26 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Wirecard Group; Turkish Micro Edema Sistemleri Iletisim San.ve Tic.
8-Sep-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous; Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Rimi Eesti Food in a sale and leaseback transaction of its logistics center and headquarters building to East Capital Baltic Property Fund II, managed by East Capital, advised on the deal by Raidla Lejins & Norcous. EUR 13.4 million Estonia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity east Capital Baltic Property Fund II managed by east Capital ; Kinnisvaravalduse AS; a subsidiary of RIMI / ICA group
8-Sep-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Schottli Keskkonnatehnika on a management-buyout transaction. N/A Estonia Waste Management Corporate / Commercial / M&A Schottli Keskkonnatehnika Management; Schottli Keskkonnatehnika
9-Sep-14 Eversheds; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Eversheds in London and Herguner Bilgen Ozeke in Istanbul advised the EBRD on a loan to Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret. EUR 50 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance EBRD
9-Sep-14 Jadek & Pensa; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the consortium of shareholders of Aerodrom Ljubljana - headed by the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Sovereign Holding - on the privatization of Slovenia's primary airport in Ljubljana. Jadek & Pensa represented purchaser Fraport. EUR 177.1 million Slovenia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Fraport; shareholders of Aerodrom Ljubljana
9-Sep-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Riigi Kinnisvara in the bankruptcy proceedings of the Facio construction company. N/A Estonia Real Estate / Construction Insolvency / Restructuring Riigi Kinnisvara
10-Sep-14 CMS CMS in Poland advised Asbud on the acquisition of the Karolkowa business park. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Asbud; N/A
10-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theis conducted legal due-diligence of all aspects of the operations of PJSC "Kharkiv CHP-5", a combined heat and power plant located in Eastern Ukraine, for purposes of further provision of a USD 200 million financing. EUR 167.6 million Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A PJSC "Kharkiv CHP-5"
11-Sep-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the insolvent BAB bankas Snoras on the sale of an A class office building in Riga. EUR 10.5 million Lativa Banking / Financial Services Real Estate / Construction Insolvency / Restructuring N/A; BAB bankas Snoras
11-Sep-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds succeeded in a pro bono defense of the Wybrani w Gorach Association against claims by the Ministry of Regional Development, which had questioned the non-profit's expenditure of funding awarded under the EU's EQUAL operational program, including the association's conduct of tenders, and demanded the return of almost PLN 500,000. EUR 0.1 million Poland Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement State Treasury / Ministry of Regional Development; 'Wybrani w Gorach' Association
12-Sep-14 CHSH CHSH advised IMMOFINANZ in connection with the issuance of bonds exchangeable into BUWOG shares. EUR 375 million Austria Real Estate / Construction IMMOFINANZ
12-Sep-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Arcelik A.S. on its issuance of EUR 350 million 3.875% Notes due 2021 which are listed on the Regulated Market of the Irish Stock Exchange. EUR 350 million Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Arcelik A.S.
14-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank AG in relation to the financing of the acquisition by Russian hotels group Gleden Invest LLC of the five-star Prague Augustine Hotel. EUR 36 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Erste Group Bank AG
15-Sep-14 CMS CMS advised Howden Broking Group Limited, the UK-based insurance broker company and a subsidiary of Hyperion Insurance Group Limited, the UK-based company engaged in providing wholesale and retail insurance, reinsurance broking and underwriting services for service industries, on the acquisition of a 51% stake in Donoria Sp. z o.o., the Poland-based provider of insurance brokerage services, for an undisclosed consideration. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Howden Broking Group Limited; Donoria Sp. z o.o.
15-Sep-14 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton was selected to offer legal advice in support of the first phase of the road map for the privatization of Aeroflot. N/A Russia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Russian State
15-Sep-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Casiino Technology on licensing-related matters for casino games and on-line gaming. N/A Greece TMT IP / Trademarks Casino Technology
15-Sep-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos handled all regulatory, contractual, procurement, and construction matters for UNICECO in relation to its development of a pellets factory. EUR 15 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Unesco
15-Sep-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Concordia Constrade in a series of important litigations against the Romanian State. EUR 15 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Concordia Constrade; Romanian State
15-Sep-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG provided advice to Bank Peako in connection with the extension of a construction credit facility, investment credit facility, and revolving credit facility. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Bank Peako
15-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank AG on a EUR 60 million refinancing of Marriott Prague Hotel, owned by Chicago based real-estate investment fund Walton Street Capital, including a full security package under the new Czech Civil Code. EUR 60 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Private Equity Erste Group Bank AG
15-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Koch Supply & Trading, LP on legal aspects of natural gas trading activities in the Czech Republic including energy regulatory matters such as security standard of gas supply. N/A Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Koch Supply & Trading
15-Sep-14 Latham & Watkins; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Latham Watkins (with the Carlyle Group as the ultimate client) on the foundation of an acquisition vehicle in the Czech Republic, pre-acquisition internal restructuring of the acquisition vehicle group, and subsequent acquisition of the Czech part of an ortho-clinical diagnostics business from the Czech subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Johnson & Johnson; Carlyle Group
15-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised MND a.s. (KKCG group) in all legal matters related to implementation of a vital software platform for energy trading developed by a leading international provider. N/A Czech Republic Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical IP / Trademarks MND a.s. (KKCG group)
15-Sep-14 Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac Zagreb-based Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac advised the EBRD on a loan to SG Leasing, a Croatian subsidiary of Societe Generale Splitska Banka, to expand lease financing for equipment, light commercial vehicles, trucks, and trailers. EUR 20 million Croatia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EBRD
16-Sep-14 Cerrahoglu Cerrahoglu advised STFA in the process of selling a 30% stake in a STFA subsidiary Enerya to the Partner Group. N/A Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Partners Group; STFA
16-Sep-14 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Orange Polska in negotiating with RMVC the terms of an agreement involving the production and broadcast of a TV sports channel known as "Orange Sport." N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A IP / Trademarks RMVC; Orange Polska
16-Sep-14 Gleiss Lutz; Simpson Thacher Gleiss Lutz and Simpson Thacher advised TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. on the sale of its outstanding shares to Germany-based ZF Friedrichshafen. EUR 11.3 billion Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ZF Friedrichshafen; TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
16-Sep-14 White & Case White & Case advised industrial real estate company Prologis on the acquisition of an international property portfolio. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Prologis; N/A
17-Sep-14 CMS CMS advised Achmea Group on the sale of 100% of the shares in its Russian subsidiary, Insurance Company Oranta. EUR 4.12 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Achmea Group
17-Sep-14 CMS CMS Hungary advised E.ON on the sale of combined-cycle power stations in Debrecen and Nyiregyhaza to Dalkia. EUR 4.2 million Hungary Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Dalkia; E.ON
17-Sep-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised BNP Paribas in the acquisition of control of Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej. EUR 4.2 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A BNP Paribas; Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej
17-Sep-14 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners secured four merger clearances from Ukraine's Antitrust Committee for the PZU Group, following its Q2 acquisition of four insurance companies in Poland and the Baltics from Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance. EUR 4.2 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Competition PZU Group
17-Sep-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Nordea Pensions Estonia on taking over the management of all pension funds currently managed by ERGO Funds. EUR 4.2 million Estonia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nordea Pensions Estonia; ERGO Funds
17-Sep-14 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Stratasys in its acquisition of GrabCAD in an all-cash transaction. EUR 4.2 million Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Stratasys; GrabCAD
17-Sep-14 VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners advised the EBRD on a loan to Belarusian commercial bank MTBank for on-lending financing of medium and small businesses. EUR 4.2 million Belarus Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EBRD
17-Sep-14 White & Case White & Case advised Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa on the acquisition of an organized part of the enterprise of Kompania Weglowa, including the Knurow-Szczyglowice coal mine. EUR 4.2 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa; Kompania Weglowa
18-Sep-14 AstapovLawyers; Baker & McKenzie AstapovLawyers and Baker & McKenzie successfully represented Canon Russia in a dispute with Russian retailer Fotosintez involving claims of abuse of rights in a surety agreement. EUR 4.2 million Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Canon Russia; Fotosintez
18-Sep-14 Pekin & Pekin Pekin & Pekin advised on the acquisition of 40% of shares in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport by TAV Havalimanlari Holding. EUR 4.2 million Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A TAV Havalimanlari Holding; Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
18-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank on financing to the Russian hotel group Gleden Invest for its acquisition of the five-star Prague Augustine Hotel. EUR 4.12 million Czech Republic; Russia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Banking / Finance Real Estate / Construction Erste Group Bank
19-Sep-14 Glinska & Miskovic Glinska & Miskovic served as local counsel for the EBRD's loan to Atlantic Trade and its subsidiary Atlantic Multipower. EUR 4.2 million Croatia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance EBRD
19-Sep-14 Kavcic, Rogelj & Bracun; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Mahle in its acquisition of the Slovenian car parts manufacturer Letrika, conducted as part of Slovenia's ongoing privatization process. The consortium of sellers - consisting of the state-owned BAMC, the Slovenian State Holding, Modra zavarovalnica, NLB, Alpen Invest, and Triglav skladi - was represented by Kavcic, Rogelj & Bracun. EUR 4.2 million Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Slovenia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Mahle; BAMC; the Slovenian State Holding; Modra zavarovalnica; NLB; Alpen Invest;; Triglav skladi
20-Sep-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Black Sea Trade & Development Bank on a medium term loan provided for KEAS Holding as development capital. EUR 4.2 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Black Sea Trade & Development Bank
20-Sep-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised Crescent Capital on the acquisition of the 100% stake in Canakci HPP from Can Enerji Entegre Elektrik Uretim A.S. EUR 4.2 million Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Crescent Capital Advisory Limited; Can Enerji Entegre Elektrik Uretim A.S.
20-Sep-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised DC Renewables, a subsidiary of Crescent Capital, and Doganlar Yatirim Holding on the acquisition of Baskoy Enerji Elektrik uretim that holds the rights to build and operate the 5.78 MW Kuzey hydroelectric power plant in Ordu. EUR 4.2 million Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Crescent Capital Advisory Limited; Baskoy Enerji Elektrik uretim
21-Sep-14 Roehrenschef Rohrenschef won a case on behalf of Total-Pack SA in which the Custom Administration tried to challenge a decision of the High Administrative Court as being in breach of European Union law EUR 4.2 million Poland Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Custom Administration (Poland); Total-Pack SA
22-Sep-14 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised a consortium of investors on their equity investment in the mobile virtual network operator Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe. EUR 4.2 million Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity EBRD; CEE Mobile Capital LLC (spearheaded by Dick Kiphart of KGC Capital LLC); funds advised by Delta Partners Capital Limited;; the IFC.; Virgin Mobile Central; Eastern Europe
22-Sep-14 K&L Gates; KNS; Roehrenschef Rohrenschef obtained a summary order of payment against GDDKiA in favor of a consortium lead by Polimex-Mostostal SA as a result of GDDKiA's default in the S-69 project. EUR 4.2 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Polimex-Mostostal SA; State Treasury (Poland)
22-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Calzedonia on Croatian employment law requirements and best local practices regarding working time flexibility . EUR 4.2 million Croatia Retail / FMCG Labor Law Calzedonia
23-Sep-14 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers successfully represented Delta Bank in a dispute against an unnamed Ukranian individual who owns a significant group of agricultural companies in Ukraine. EUR 59.5 million Ukraine Agribusiness Litigation / Dispute Resolution Debt Recovery Delta Bank; N/A
23-Sep-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Blackstone on the acquisition of a pan-European portfolio of 18 logistics assets from SEB Investment. The total global value of the transaction was EUR 275 million. EUR 4.2 million Austria; Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Blackstone; SEB Investments
23-Sep-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised PGE EJ 1 on the selection of AMEC Nuclear UK Limited as a technical advisor and contract engineer. EUR 4.2 million Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement PGE EJ 1
23-Sep-14 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Zomato Media Private on the purchase of the Internet website Gatronauci.pl. EUR 4.2 million Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Zomato Media Private; Gastronauci.pl
23-Sep-14 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Marinomed Biotechnologie on the sale of its anti-viral eye drop program to Nicox. EUR 4.2 million Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nicox; Marinomed Biotechnologie
24-Sep-14 Arzinger Arzinger acted as Ukrainian counsel to the EBRD in connection with its financing of expansion plans for the Soufflet Group. EUR 4.2 million Poland; Romania; Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
24-Sep-14 Biris Goran Biris Goran successfully defended Aversa Manufacturing against charges brought by the Romanian Authority for State Assets Management regarding the alleged unlawfulness of the adjudication of Aversa assets in a 2013 auction. EUR 4.2 million Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution White Collar Crime Romanian Authority for State Assets Management; Aversa Manufacturing
24-Sep-14 Gessel Gessel advised Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Diagnostyka Bank Komorek Macierzystych. EUR 4.2 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych; Diagnostyka
24-Sep-14 Linklaters; Reed Smith Linklaters and Reed Smith acted for one of W. P. Carey's managed non-traded REITs on the sale-leaseback of an office/R&D facility with Nokia Solutions and Networks. EUR 4.2 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity N/A; W. P. Carey
25-Sep-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised SPDI on the acquisition of an income-producing logistics park in Greece and the acquisition of an office building in Romania. EUR 4.2 million Greece; Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction SPDI; N/A
25-Sep-14 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz served as special Restructuring Documentation counsel for PKO Bank Polski and Bank BGZ on a Restructuring Agreement and Support Agreement with two members of the PAMAPOL group. EUR 4.2 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Restructuring / Insolvency Banking / Finance PKO Bank Polski; Bank Gospodarki Zywnosciowej
25-Sep-14 Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton; CMS; Grischenko & Partners; King & Spalding Grischenko & Partners announced that it and King & Spalding represented Ukraine in a UNCITRAL arbitration against Tatneft, represented by Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton. EUR 93.8 million Russia; Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tatneft; Ukraine
25-Sep-14 KPD Consulting KPD Consulting supported SB Sberbank of Russia in its acquisition of an office building in the central business district of Kyiv. EUR 4.2 million Russia; Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Real Estate / Construction SB Sberbank; N/A
26-Sep-14 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised Wienerberger on the complete takeover and related complex financial restructuring of the Tondach group. EUR 4.2 million Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Wienerberger; Tondach
26-Sep-14 Integrites Integrites represented the Samsung C & T Corporation in a large commercial dispute between it and an unnamed company, which Integrites describes as "the largest manufacturer of transformer equipment in the CIS and Europe." N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Samsung C & T; N/A
26-Sep-14 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners provided ongoing advice to the Institute for Analysis and Rating with respect to all aspects of its activity. EUR 4.2 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Institute for Analysis; Rating
26-Sep-14 Lawin Lawin advised MP Bank on the sale of MP Pension Funds Baltic to the INVL Fondai company, managed by AB Invalda LT. EUR 4.2 million Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A MP Bank; INVL Fondai
26-Sep-14 Akin Gump; Hogan Lovells; Fried Frank; Skadden Arps Skadden Arps, Akin Gump, Fried Frank, and Hogan Lovells played various roles in United Capital Partners' sale of a 48 per cent stake in social media site VK.Com Limited to Mail.Ru Group Limited. EUR 1.7 billion Russia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Mail.ru; United Capital Partners
26-Sep-14 Varul Varul Lithuania assisted Lux Express in utilizing the cross-border employee rent possibility and on employment contracts. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Labor Law Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lux Express
29-Sep-14 Kinstellar; Linklaters Linklaters and Kinstellar advised existing and incoming senior lenders on the structuring and refinancing of debt facilities for the Budapest Airport. EUR 1.4 billion Hungary Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Banking / Finance Lenders
29-Sep-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised on the sale of the Flora office building in Tallinn to Lumi Capital and Estonian private investors. N/A Estonia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Lumi Capital; N/A
29-Sep-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Pivovarna Union on the sale of 57.63% of its shares in the Birra Peja brewery in Kosovo to the Devoli Group beverage producer. N/A Kosovo; Slovenia Alcohol / Tobacco Corporate / Commercial / M&A Devoli Group; Pivovarna Union
30-Sep-14 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex advised the Russian Federal Road Agency on the negotiation and execution of a concession agreement with RT-Invest Transport Systems for the introduction of a tolling system. N/A Russia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Real Estate / Construction Russian Federal Road Agency
30-Sep-14 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex persuaded The Commercial Court of the Stavropol Territory to compel NPO Saturn to fully repair the gas turbine engine (GTD-110) it had supplied to the Second Generating Company of the Wholesale Power Market (OGK-2) after a breakdown, free of charge. EUR 0.1 million Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution OGK-2; NPO Saturn
1-Oct-14 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership) Bilgic Attorney Partnership represented Chesser Resources Limited in the sale of its Turkish subsidiary Bati Anadolu Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., which holds the rights to the Kestanelik gold mining project, to Nurol Holding A.S. N/A Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Nurol Holding A.S.; Chesser Resources Limited
1-Oct-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) David si Baias provided Bellarma SRL with a report regarding the implementation of a cross-border merger. N/A Romania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bellarma SRL
1-Oct-14 Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners RPPP advised Hypo Alpe Adria International on the transformation of its Balkan network in preparation for its expected sale by year's end. N/A Slovenia Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hypo Alpe Adria
1-Oct-14 Sulija Partners Law Firm Sulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius represented local travel agency BPC Travel in a public procurement case against the Office of the Government of Lithuania. The case involved aviation and public procurement law matters. The decisions of the Office of the Government were repealed and the travel agency was later named one of the winners of the public tender N/A Lithuania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement UAB "BPC Travel"; Office of the Government of Lithuania
1-Oct-14 Varul Varul represented rally athletes Kaspar Koitla and Andres Ots in a dispute with the Estonian Autosport Union. N/A Estonia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Litigation / Dispute Resolution Kaspar Koitla and Andres Ots; Estonian Autosport Union
1-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised CSOB on corporate, finance, and regulatory matters in connection with the acquisition and development of certain energy assets by a major local energy and utility company. The reported value of the deal was over EUR 17 million. EUR 17 million Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A CSOB; N/A
1-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Deutsche Bank AG London Branch on the structuring and implementing of a debt financing to be extended to a Bulgarian company operating in the telecommunications services sector. N/A Bulgaria TMT Banking / Finance Deutsche Bank AG
1-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Naftna industrija Srbije in a trademark opposition matter before the Croatian Intellectual Property Office N/A Croatia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities IP / Trademarks Naftna industrija Srbije
1-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the European Investment Fund on the implementation of a European Progress Microfinance Facility in Croatia. N/A Croatia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance European Investment Fund
2-Oct-14 CHSH CHSH advised Budapest Gyogyfurdoi es Hevizei Zrt., a company owned by the Municipality of Budapest responsible for operating spas, in connection with a public procurement procedure relating to establishing an information technology system particularly involving entrance control, sales, and camera systems. The contract was valued at HUF 632 million. EUR 2.1 million Hungary Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Budapest Gyogyfurdoi es Hevizei Zrt.
2-Oct-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Cortem-Goreltex, a major Russian manufacturer of explosion-proof equipment, in a dispute involving "the protection of business honor, integrity, and reputation." N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition NUOVA ASP; FEAM; Cortem-Goreltex
2-Oct-14 Vass Lawyers Vass Lawyers successfully challenged the decision of APA Canal S.A. Galati to withhold information with a "public nature" on a public acquisition contract to "extend and rehabilitate water and waste water systems in the towns of Tecuci and Targu Bujor, including the rehabilitation of wells in Galati." N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement N/A; APA Canal S.A. Galati
3-Oct-14 Biris Goran Assisted Chimopar SA (in bankruptcy), one of the oldest chemical products factories in Romania, with respect to the sale of a land to DIY retailer Dedeman in a EUR 8.2 million transaction. EUR 8.2 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Dedeman ; Chimopar SA
3-Oct-14 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Dorda Brugger Jordis advised bauMax on its restructuring measures in Eastern Europe, including the sale of bauMax Bulgaria to local investor Haedus and the sale of the company's Romanian sites to the French Adeo Group. Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised the French buyer in the Romanian transaction. N/A Bulgaria; Romania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Adeo Group; Baumax
3-Oct-14 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP provided legal support to Dogus Avenue, an exclusive franchisee of the Crate & Barrel global home-furnishings brand, in launching its retail business in Russia. N/A Russia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A IP / Trademarks Dogus Avenue
3-Oct-14 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised WITTE Automotive Bulgaria, a subsidiary of Germany's WITTE Automotive, on the opening of its new auto part manufacturing plant in the city of Ruse, in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Real Estate / Construction Witte Automotive Bulgaria
3-Oct-14 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik achieved a victory for Delta Pekarny before the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that a dawn raid carried out by the Czech Competition Authority was unlawful. N/A Czech Republic Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Delta Pekarny; Czech Competition Authority
3-Oct-14 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners advised the Ukrainian government on Ukrainian-law issues related to the provision of a loan to Ukraine by Canada. EUR 141 million Ukraine Other Banking / Finance Ukrainian State
3-Oct-14 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius concluded a settlement on behalf of the Linas Agro Group in a shareholder dispute within ZUB Eriskiai. N/A Lithuania Agribusiness Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A ZUB Eriskiai; Linas Agro Group
3-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus acted as local counsel for the Eurasian Development Bank on a loan to the "Vasily Kozlov" electrotechnical plant in Minsk. EUR 12.6 million Belarus Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Eurasian Development Bank
3-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised the EBRD on the grant of a loan to the Minsk Soft Drink Factory. EUR 10 million Belarus Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance EBRD
4-Oct-14 Dentons (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised on the acquisition and asset purchase of Al Electronia Le Kadamat Al Internet, as well as on the transfer of the assets to a newly incorporated Jordanian entity. EUR 5 million Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Yemek Sepeti; ifood.jo
6-Oct-14 Clifford Chance; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Freshfields Freshfields advised UniCredit Bank Austria on the sale of its 16.35% stake in CA Immo to the O1 Group, the parent company of O1 Properties. Dorda Brugger Jordis and Clifford Chance advised the O1 Group. EUR 295 million Austria; Russia Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A O1 Group; UniCredit Bank Austria
6-Oct-14 Gessel Gessel reported that, as of October 6, 2014, shares in Polwax - a major producer and distributor of refined and odorless paraffins and of a broad range of wax varieties - are traded on the Warsaw Securities Exchange. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Polwax
6-Oct-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised UBS, Deutsche Bank, London Branch, and Dom Maklerski BZ WBK in the accelerated book-building process, in a transaction concerning the sale of 2% of the shares of Bank Zachodni WBK by Banco Santander. EUR 167.7 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Capital Markets UBS; Deutsche Bank; London Branch;; Dom Maklerski BZ
6-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation on a loan to Keramika, a producer of bricks, blocks, and drainage pipes from burnt clay. EUR 0.5 million Belarus Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
6-Oct-14 Sorainen; Spilbridge Spilbridge is representing the Commercial Port in Venspils, Latvia, in disputes with external shareholders involving attempts to "reshuffle various assets in relation to the Baltic Coal Terminal." Sorainen is opposing counsel. N/A Latvia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Commercial Port in Venspils; External Shareholders
6-Oct-14 White & Case White & Case persuaded an arbitration tribunal at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to reject all claims brought by Vigotop Limited against Hungary under the Cyprus-Hungary Bilateral Investment Treaty. EUR 300 million Hungary Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Vigotop Limited; State of Hungary
7-Oct-14 Asters Asters provided legal advice to Eli Lilly and Company on Ukrainian merger control law issues related to the company's USD 5.4 billion acquisition (global deal value) of Novartis's Animal Health business. N/A Ukraine Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Competition Eli Lilly; Novartis
7-Oct-14 DLA Piper; Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak; Freshfields; Oppenheim DLA Piper and Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak advised Vienna Capital Partners on its acquisition of a major part of the Hungarian operations of Ringier AG and Axel Springer SE, which were represented by Freshfields from Vienna and Oppenheim from Budapest. N/A Austria; Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax Vienna Capital Partners; Ringier AG; Axels Springer SE
7-Oct-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Hay Holding GmbH, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, on its acquisition of Metaco Union, a Hungarian automotive machining business specialized in precision-turned and milled parts for major European OEMs. N/A Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Hay Holding GmbH; Metaco Union
7-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Shiner Macost in its acquisition of Premia's ice cream and frozen products business in the Baltic States and Russia. EUR 27 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Shiner Macost; Premia
7-Oct-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG represented ING TFI before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection regarding the company's takeover of the management of the Fundusz Wlasnosnosci Pracowniczej mutual fund from Legg Mason TFI. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Competition ING TFI; Legg Mason TFI
8-Oct-14 Fort Fort's Vilnius office represented Capital Mill on the acquisition of the Grand Office building in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Capital Mill; N/A
8-Oct-14 Integrites Integrites advised KUK Ukraine on the elaboration of its system of license agreements and related tax matters, vesting KUK Ukraine with the right to use the intellectual property objects of the parent company. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax KUK Ukraine
8-Oct-14 Baker & McKenzie; Lawin Lawin advised Merck on the Lithuanian part of a global sale of the Merck Consumer Care business to Bayer. Baker & McKenzie advised on the deal globally. N/A Lithuania Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bayer; Merck
8-Oct-14 Lawin Lawin advised the shareholders of Alita in the sale of all their shares to Mineraliniai vandenys, a company controlled by MG Baltic. EUR 19.5 million Lithuania Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Mineraliniai vandenys (MG Baltic); shareholders of Alita
8-Oct-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal performed Document and Information Management Analysis for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. N/A Estonia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ministry of Economic Affairs; Communications
8-Oct-14 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds represented TP SA (Orange) in front of the Polish Supreme Court, which denied a cassation appeal of the Polish telecoms regulator over a PLN 8 million fine to Orange. EUR 1.9 million Poland TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Other President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE - telecoms regulator) ; TP SA (now Orange Polska)
9-Oct-14 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers has advised the KVV Group on its potential acquisition of the debt of Slovakia Steel Mills. EUR 168 million Slovakia; Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance KVV Group; N/A
9-Oct-14 Engarde Engarde obtained a successful judgment for three Kyiv-resident shareholders of Oledo Petroleum against the director of the company at the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court. N/A Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Three Kiev-resident shareholders of Oledo Petroleum; director of the company
9-Oct-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig prepared the notification to the Anti-Monopoly Office of the acquisition by KGHM, TAURON, and ENEA each of 10% of PGE's shares in the special purpose company PGE EJ 1. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Competition KGHM; TAURON;; ENEA
9-Oct-14 Lawin Lawin acted as legal counsel for Outdoor Life Group Holding on its acquisition of 40% shareholding in Aktsiaselts Lasita Maja. N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Outdoor Life Group Holding; Aktsiaselts Lasita Maja
10-Oct-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, which was run on October 12 at the Sochi Autodrom. N/A Russia Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Capital Markets Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix
10-Oct-14 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners NSP persuaded the Federal Tax Service of the Republic of Karelia in Russia that the VAT refund obtained by the Onega Tractor Plant was lawful. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Federal Tax Service of the Republic of Karelia; Onega Tractor Plant
10-Oct-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal advised Baltic Property Fund II, a fund managed by Swedish property investor East Capita,l on its acquisition of the centrally located Metro Plaza office building from Lords LB Baltic Fund I. EUR 21.8 million Estonia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity East Capital; Lords Fund Lithuania
13-Oct-14 Dvorak, Hager & Partners Dvorak, Hager & Partners successfully represented PSP Engineering in arbitration proceedings at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, as well as in the subsequent judicial review of the decision. EUR 4.7 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution PSP Engineering; Zuari
13-Oct-14 Lawin Lawin advised MIH Allegro, a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd., in the sale of its classifieds business in Estonia and Lithuania to Eesti Meedia. N/A Estonia; Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Eesti Meedia; MIH Allegro
13-Oct-14 CHSH; Mayer Brown Mayer Brown and CHSH advised Raiffeisen Bank International as arranger and dealer on the establishment of a EUR 5 billion Debt Issuance Programme of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG as issuer. CSSF in Luxemburg approved the respective prospectus. EUR 5 billion Austria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Raiffeisen Bank
13-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised OpusCapital on the acquisition of Norian Group, a provider of accounting and related services. N/A Lithuania Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity OpusCapital; Norian Group
13-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen's Lithuania office advised OpusCapita, a major financial accounting services provider in Norway, on the acquisition of Norian Group, a provider of accounting and related services. N/A Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance OpusCapita; Norian Group
13-Oct-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski advised companies from the JAWO group in connection with a joint venture agreement with Ajinomoto Frozen Foods. N/A Poland Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A JAWO group
14-Oct-14 BWW Law & Tax BWW Law & Tax advised Strabag on the acquisition of the Astoria office-commercial project in Warsaw. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Strabag; N/A
14-Oct-14 Freshfields; Schoenherr Freshfields and Schoenherr advised the Altstoff Recycling Austria AG and Austria Glas Recycling GmbH recycling companies on the creation of a new common basis for a future co-operation. N/A Austria Waste Management Corporate / Commercial / M&A Altstoff Recycling Austria AG ; Austria Glas Recycling GmbH
14-Oct-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Grupa Ozarow S.A. (CRH Group) on the divestment of its concrete production plants and operations run by Grupa Prefabet S.A. to H+H Group. N/A Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring Grupa Ozarow S.A.
14-Oct-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal conducted an internal audit regarding corporate governance of Onninen, a leading comprehensive material and information flow solutions provider. N/A Estonia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Onninen AS
15-Oct-14 CMS CMS advised Edenred SA, the listed France-based company engaged in the provision of prepaid service vouchers, on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Daripodarki, the Russia-based company that operates as online store for gift certificates, from Softline Venture Partners, the US-based venture capital arm of Softline Group, and a 70% stake in Cardtrend Systems Sdn. Bhd., the Malaysia-based provider of fuel card management software solutions, for a consideration of EUR 10 million. EUR 10 million Russia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Edenred SA; Cardtrend Systems Sdn. Bhd
15-Oct-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised GTECH on licensing related matters for casino games and on line gaming. N/A Greece TMT IP / Trademarks GTECH
15-Oct-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Intrakat (one of the 4 largest construction Groups in Greece, with a regional presence) with respect to its expansion in Albania and Kosovo, offering support and advice on both the regulatory and commercial/distribution fronts. N/A Albania; kosovo Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Intrakat
15-Oct-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Romsilva, the Romanian National Forest Company on public procurement matters. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Romsilva
15-Oct-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Intrakat in the construction of a 21 MW wind farm in cooperation with Enercon. EUR 35 million Greece Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Real Estate / Construction Intrakat
15-Oct-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Voiceweb in an arbitration case involving the sale of a Cypriot SPV owning a software platform used in SMS Mega Promo activities and the alleged wrongful dismissal of its previous owner who had been hired by our client following the sale of the SPV. EUR 1.2 million Greece TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Labor Law Individual; VOICEWEB
15-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised the Wiener Group on structuring the management board remunerations in a way to make standard group policies compliant with Serbian regulations. N/A Serbia Other Labor Law Wiener Group
15-Oct-14 Popovici Nitu & Asociatii Popovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Oresa Ventures in its acquisition of a minority stake in Romanian Business Consult. The seller was advised by Kinstellar N/A Romania Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Oresa Ventures; Romanian Business Consult
15-Oct-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous RLN represented UAB Fegda, a leading road construction company in Lithuania, in a complex acquisition of 1/3 shares from an exiting shareholder (together with a third party co-investor). N/A Lithuania Real estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A UAB Fegda; Private shareholder
15-Oct-14 Sajic Sajic represented Unicredit Bank in bankruptcy proceedings against Sima EUR 2.5 million Bosnia and Herzegovina Banking / Financial Services Litigation / Dispute Resolution Restructuring / Insolvency Unicredit Bank; Sima
15-Oct-14 White & Case White & Case represented Brammer plc, Europe's leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products, in the USD 7 million acquisition of KOMA Commercial, s.r.o., a distributor of industrial repair and maintenance products active in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. EUR 5.9 million Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Brammer plc; KOMA Commercial; s.r.o.
15-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised H & M Hennes & Mauritz CZ, s.r.o., a leading European clothes retailer, on legal regulations related to monitoring of employees and customers in retail spaces in the Czech Republic, and represented H&M in more than 30 registration proceedings before the Czech Office for Data Protection. N/A Czech Republic Retail / FMCG IP / Trademarks H & M Hennes & Mauritz CZ; s.r.o
15-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised LG CNS concerning a tender issued by BKK for the implementation of an automated fare collection system. N/A Hungary TMT PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement LG CNS Co.; Ltd
15-Oct-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the EIB on the financing of a PPP project by the Municipal State of Lower Austria for the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of a bypass road around the city of Zwettl, Austria. N/A Austria Banking / Financial Services PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement EIB (EIB)
16-Oct-14 Dentons Dentons advised Atrium European Real Estate, a leading owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers in Central and Eastern Europe, on the acquisition of the Focus Mall shopping center in Poland from Aviva Investors. EUR 122 million Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Atrium European Real Estate; Aviva Investors
16-Oct-14 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the shareholders of CS MTB in connection with the sale of an interest in the company to the owners of Sport Invest and Peter Cech, the goalkeeper for the Czech Republic's national football team and the Chelsea football club. N/A Czech Republic Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Czech Republic; Petr Cech; Owners of Sport Invest; CS MTB
17-Oct-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Noble Group on the USD 1.5 billion disposal of 51% of its agricultural business to a consortium comprising COFCO, HOPU, and other international investors and on the formation of a joint venture to operate the business EUR 1.25 billion Russia; Turkey; Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A COFCO; HOPU; other international investors; Noble Group
17-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen obtained a green light from the Competition Council of Lithuania for the acquisition of up to 100% of shares in Lietuvos draudimas by the Polish insurance company PZU EUR 347.5 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland Banking / Financial Services Competition PZU
20-Oct-14 AstapovLawyers AstapovLawyers advised Lexmark International Technology of Switzerland on legal matters relating to the signing of distribution agreement with a Ukrainian company. N/A Ukraine TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lexmark
20-Oct-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Alior Bank on the acquisition of Meritum Bank for PLN 352.5 million (approximately EUR 84.5 million). EUR 84.5 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Alior Bank; Meritum Bank
20-Oct-14 Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Embassy in Prague on the contemplated acquisition of the Palais Lobkowicz in Prague, the seat of the German Embassy, from the Czech state. Following negotiations the parties agreed instead on a long-term lease of the building by Germany. N/A Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Federal Republic of Germany; the German Embassy in Prague
21-Oct-14 Alrud Alrud provided legal services to the Vi Holding industrial and investment group „ a member of a consortium established with the Russian Rostech and Vnesheconombank companies for development of the Darwendale platinum deposit in Zimbabwe. EUR 2.5 billion Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Vi Holding
21-Oct-14 Dentons Dentons acted as legal counsel to P3, the specialist owner, developer, and manager of European logistics properties, on the acquisition of a portfolio of three logistics parks - two in Poland and one in Romania - from CA Immobilien Anlagen. N/A Poland; Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction P3; CA Immobilien
21-Oct-14 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda Brugger Jordis advised Croma-Pharma on the sale of its ophthalmology and orthopedics divisions in Western Europe, Asia, and North America to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which had already purchased Croma's surgical divisions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Valeant; Croma-Pharma
21-Oct-14 Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners Law Firm achieved a victory in the Warsaw Court of Appeal for the editors-in-chief of the daily "Fakt" newspaper and the Fakt.pl website against the General Inspectorate for Road Transport in Poland. N/A Poland TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution General Inspectorate for Road Transport in Poland; Editors-in-chief of the daily "Fakt" newspaper
21-Oct-14 Lawin Lawin advised the four largest telecommunication companies in Lithuania - AB TEO LT, UAB Omnitel, UAB Bite Lietuva, and UAB Tele2 - on the creation of Numerio Perkelimas, which, along with UAB Mediafon, was selected by the country's Communications Regulatory Authority to become the new administrator of the central database for the portability of phone numbers. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition AB TEO LT; UAB Omnitel; UAB Bite; Lietuva; UAB Tele2
21-Oct-14 Linklaters Linklaters acted for New World Resources N.V. and its board of directors in connection with the balance sheet restructuring of the company and its direct parent New World Recources plc. EUR 818.1 million Czech Republic; Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Insolvency / Restructuring New World Resources NV New World Resources PLC
21-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen's Latvia office advised IDEAL-Trade Service in a dispute with a Latvian contracting partner. N/A Latvia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution IDEAL-Trade Service
21-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen's Lithuania office advised the ECE group, an Austrian investor, on the sale of the TRIO business center through a share deal. The center was acquired by the Nordic and Baltic Property Group, a Swedish investor. N/A Lithuania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Nordic; Baltic Property Group; ECE Group
21-Oct-14 TaylorWessing e|n|w|c; Wolf Theiss TaylorWessing e|n|w|c advised Constellation Capital regarding the disposal of its majority stake in the ibis acam group to Quadriga Capital. Wolf Theiss advised the minority shareholders of ibis acam. N/A Austria Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Quadriga Capital; Constellation Capital
21-Oct-14 Varul Varul Latvia assisted an alternative fund manager Hipo Fondi in registration proceedings of a closed-end investment fund including obtaining a license from Latvian Finance and Capital Market Commission. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A Hipo Fondi
22-Oct-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus office advised Momentum Telecom, Inc. (USA) on disposal of its 99% shareholding in Momentum Bel LLC, a Belarusian software development company. N/A Belarus TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition two Belarusian individuals; Momentum Telecom; Inc.
22-Oct-14 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners acted as legal counsel to the international MoneyGram payment system with respect to its registration in the Ukrainian register of payment systems, as well as the approval by the National Bank of Ukraine of the company's conditions and "procedure of operation" in Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance MoneyGram
23-Oct-14 Baker & McKenzie; bpv Hugel BAWAG and Amundi announced the signature of a definitive agreement to enter into a long-term strategic partnership in asset management. bpv Hugel advised BAWAG and Baker & McKenzie advised Amundi in the deal. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Amundi; BAWAG
23-Oct-14 Dentons Dentons advised Modertrans, a Poznan-based company, in tender proceedings organized by Tramwaje Slaskie [Silesian Interurbans] for the procurement of 12 low-floor tramways as a part of the "Modernization of tramway and trolleybus infrastructure in the Upper Silesian Conurbation together with accompanying infrastructure" project. N/A Poland Aviation / Transportation / Logistics PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Modertrans
24-Oct-14 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. advised the EIB on several loan transactions throughout 2014 to local Bulgarian banks. N/A Bulgaria Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EIB
24-Oct-14 Borenius; Eversheds; Freshfields; Macfarlanes Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised CVC Capital Partners on an approximately EUR 700 million-value acquisition of the Paroc Group. The seller was advised by Macfarlanes and Borenius with Evershed also advising the management team of Paroc. EUR 700 million Lithuania; Poland; Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity CVC Capital Partners; Paroc Group
24-Oct-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal advised leading French technology fund NAXICAP in its minority acquisition stake of worldwide advertising platform Adcash. The transaction gave Adcash a valuation of at least EUR 80 million. EUR 20 million Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A NAXICAP Partners S.A.; AdCash OU
24-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Milsa, a major Lithuanian company trading in granite and crushed dolomite ston,e on the acquisition of a minority stake in Fegda. N/A Lithuania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Milsa; Fegda
27-Oct-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised the NIKIMT-Atomstroy joint stock company „ a subsidiary of the state-owned Rosatom „ on the spin-off of Zheleznogorskaya TEC N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Restructuring / Insolvency NIKIMT-Atomstroy
27-Oct-14 Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners persuaded the Vologda Region Arbitrazh Court to dismiss in full a claim that the Russian utility model patent held by ZAO Ultracraft was invalid. N/A Russia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks ZAO Ultracraft; Chamber for Patent Disputes
27-Oct-14 Integrites Integrites successfully advised and represented the MTI group of companies in a dispute with the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Income and Fees. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Main Directorate of the Ministry of Income; Fees; MTI Group
27-Oct-14 King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin advised VR Equitypartner GmbH on the sale of its shareholding in CleanCar to the Munich-based Holler Foundation. Sud Beteiligungen GmbH sold its shareholding in CleanCar to the Holler Foundation as well. N/A Austria Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Holler Foundation; Sud Beteiligungen; VR Equitypartner
27-Oct-14 Lawin; Sorainen Lawin and Sorainen assisted the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance in borrowing EUR 1 billion in the international capital markets for a 12-year period at 2.125% „ the lowest coupon in the country's history. EUR 1 billion Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Lithuanian Ministry of Finance
27-Oct-14 Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal represented the Malaysian company Aspirasi Pertiwi in connection with an agreement on strategic cooperation and investment with Evektor, the Czech aircraft manufacturer. N/A Czech Republic Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Aspirasi Pertiwi
28-Oct-14 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised the EBRD in relation to a senior secured loan of USD 15 million to PJSC "Obolon," one of the largest Ukrainian producers of beer, soft drinks, and locally extracted natural mineral water. Obolon has been operating on the Ukrainian market for more than 30 years. EUR 12.6 million Ukraine Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EBRD
28-Oct-14 Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Locca lost&found services through the entry of a new investor via a participation contract. N/A Austria Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Locca lost&found
28-Oct-14 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski advised Serinus Energy Inc., in the process of the admission and introduction of 38,479,608 shares to public trading on the regulated market organized by the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Serinus Energy
29-Oct-14 Asters Asters provided legal advice on Ukrainian merger control matters, including obtaining merger clearance from the country's Antimonopoly Committee, in connection with the April 16, 2014 acquisition by Triton Fund of GEA Group's Heat Exchangers Segment for EUR 1.3 billion. EUR 1.3 billion Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition Private Equity Triton Fund
29-Oct-14 DLA Piper Horvath & Partners DLA Piper provided comprehensive advice to four private individuals regarding the sale of their start-up company (which develops mobile applications) to Skyscanner Limited. The deal value was reported at over USD 3 million. EUR 2.52 million Hungary TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Skyscanner Limited; Four private individuals
29-Oct-14 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners acted as a legal advisor to the MUK Group of companies on debt recovery under supply agreements totaling a combined USD 6.75 million. EUR 5.7 million Ukraine Retail / FMCG Debt Recovery MUK Group
29-Oct-14 Lawin Lawin advised the Lithuanian Government on the incorporation of the RB Rail joint venture company with Latvia and Estonia. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Lithuanian Government
29-Oct-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Norwegian companies Woodfarm and Woodham on the disposal of their 27% shareholding in Libros holdingas, a Lithuanian holding company consolidating companies in the Libra Group. N/A Lithuania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Restructuring / Insolvency Libra Group; Woodfarm; Woodham
29-Oct-14 Sysouev, Bondar & Khrapoutski Sysouev, Bondar & Khrapoutski and BPS-Sberbank have entered into a cooperation agreement providing customers of BPS-Sberbank a discount on the firm's legal services. N/A Belarus Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Sberbank
30-Oct-14 Arzinger Arzinger advised Big Dutchman International in connection with its provision of a loan to the Creative Group. The funds will be used to purchase and install equipment on the Creative Group's duck farm. EUR 3.5 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance Big Dutchman
30-Oct-14 Cerha Hempel Spigelfeld Hlawati CHSH Cerha Hempel Spigelfeld Hlawati advised the KGAL Group on its acquisition of the Oberwart shopping center from Christian Harisch and Stefan Rutter, each of whom have a 50% stake in the Rutter Immobilien Group. The sellers will retain a stake of 10% in the building over the long term. N/A Austria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity KGAL Group; Rutter Immobilien Group
30-Oct-14 PWC Legal (Advokaadiburoo PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal OU) PwC Legal advised Silvano Fashion Group AS, an international lingerie distribution group, regarding profit allocation requirements and in communications with the local financial supervision authorities. N/A Estonia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Silvano Fashion Group AS
31-Oct-14 Cerrahoglu Cerrahoglu advised Pegasystems Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Ultima Bilgi Tekonolojileri A.S. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Pegasystems Limited; Bogac Giritlioglu Sinan Resit Cilesiz Mehmet Kerim Kahyagil Julide Handan Cilesiz Ayse Idil Giritlioglu
31-Oct-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners assisted Uralsib in the successful conclusion of its RUR 8.86 billion second securitization of mortgage assets. EUR 120 million Russia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Uralsib OSJC
1-Nov-14 Chadbourne & Parke (Bilgic Attorney Partnership) Bilgic Attorney Partnership represented OPIC in connection with a loan to Akbank. N/A Turkey Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance OPIC
1-Nov-14 PwC Legal (David si Baias) David si Baias assisted Vantage Drilling Company, an American Company specializing in off-shore drilling, throughout the implementation of a cross-border merger conducted between a Polish entity and a Romanian entity. The two companies are involved in off-shore oil and gas drilling and intend to expand their activities also in the Black Sea region. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Vantage Drilling Company
1-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank on the restructuring of its EUR 50 million Austrian-law governed financing of a facility granted to Sportski Grad Split for the design, construction, and operation of the Spaladium Arena (a PPP project of the City of Split, supported by the Republic of Croatia). EUR 50 milion Croatia; Austria Banking / Financial Services Insolvency / Restructuring Erste Group Bank
1-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Euris Handel on a corporate restructuring of the largest Croatian aluminum foil producer. N/A Croatia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Insolvency / Restructuring Euris Handel; TLM-TVP
1-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised LukErg Renew in obtaining a final court decision for recovery of unduly paid amounts to Energo-Pro Grid AD under SEWRC Decision C-33. N/A Bulgaria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energo-Pro Grid AD; Lukerg Renew
3-Nov-14 DLA Piper; DLA Piper (YukselKarkinKucuk) DLA Piper lawyers in Bratislava, Istanbul, Prague, and Warsaw were involved in the firm's advice to Israel Chemicals Limited on ICL's sale of its aluminum, paper chemicals, and water treatment business to the Japanese Kurita Water Industries corporation. Freshfields advised Kurita on the acquisition. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia; Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Kurita Water Industries; Israel Chemicals Limited
4-Nov-14 CHSH CHSH Belarus advised the Wyndham Hotel Group Europe Limited (UK) on a franchise agreement with a major hotel owner in Belarus regarding the Ramada hotel in Minsk. N/A Belarus Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment IP / Trademarks Wyndham Hotel Group Europe Limited
4-Nov-14 CMS CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz advised Heta Asset Resolution AG (Heta) on all legal, regulatory and tax aspects across Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Montenegro on the Heta and Hypo Group Alpe Adria sale of a portfolio of non-performing loans in the amount of EUR 168 million to B2Holding. EUR 168 million Austria; Croatia; Serbia; Slovenia; Montenegro Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance B2Holding; Heta Asset Resolution AG; Hypo Group Alpe Adria
4-Nov-14 Gantefuhrer, Marquardt & Partner; Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised NewMoove GmbH and its shareholders (including UNIQA Health Service - Services im Gesundheitswesen GmbH) on the sale of NewMoove's entire assets to Fitness First GmbH, advised by Gantefuhrer, Marquardt & Partner. EUR 3.6 million Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A Fitness First GmbH; NewMoove GmbH
4-Nov-14 Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Noerr; PRK Partners; Uria Menendez Noerr and PRK Partners advised on Czech aspects of an international shareholding exchange between Cemex and Holcim. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cemex; Holcim
4-Nov-14 PWC Legal PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, s.r.o. successfully represented DHL Logistics (Slovakia), spol. s r.o. in customs litigation before the Slovak courts, including the Supreme court of the Slovak republic. N/A Slovakia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution DHL Logistics (Slovakia); spol. s r.o.; Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic
5-Nov-14 Herbst Kinsky; Freumuller/Obereder/Pilz Herbst Kinsky advised Matomy Media Group on the acquisition of Mobfox Mobile Advertising, Europe's leading mobile programmatic advertising platform. Freumuller/Obereder/Pilz law firm advised Mobfox. EUR 14.7 million Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Matomy Media Group; Mobfox
5-Nov-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous announcedthat it advised Practica Capital, a venture capital firm, in three different investments in the Lithuanian market. N/A Lithuania TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Practica Capital; Multiple
6-Nov-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised PORR AG on an issuance program and bond conversion. EUR 250 million Austria Real Estate / Construction Capital Markets Porr AG
6-Nov-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised the shareholders of Zaklady Chemiczne Bochem on the company's full takeover by Soudal. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Soudal; Zaklady Chemiczne Bochem
6-Nov-14 DLA Piper; DLA Piper (YukselKarkinKucuk); Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Taylor Wessing; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised United Biscuits and its principal shareholders, Blackstone and PAI Partners, on the sale of United Biscuits to Yildiz Holding - which was represented by Linklaters and Yuksel Karkin Kucur. Taylor Wessing also advised the management team of United Biscuits on the sale. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax Yildiz Holding A.S.; Purchaser; Turkey; Business Services;Miscellaneous Business Services;Business services; nec; Company (Private; Limited); Blackstone; Seller; USA; Investment offices; nec; Company (Private)
6-Nov-14 Linklaters Linklaters acted for Norwegian Amedia Group on its sale of a Polish subsidiary, Netsprint sp. z o.o. to a group of private investors, including Artur Banach, the CEO of Netsprint. N/A Poland TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A N/A; Amedia Group
6-Nov-14 Linklaters; White & Case White & Case advised Energeticky a prumyslovy holding on its agreement to buy Eggborough Power Limited, an acquisition which marks the group's entry into the UK market. Linklaters acted for the shareholders of Eggborough. N/A Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A Energeticky a prumyslovy; Eggborough Power Limited
7-Nov-14 Linklaters; Turunc Turunc, working with Linklaters, advised the Balfour Beatty infrastructure group in connection with its sale of of all issued and outstanding capital stock of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, its professional services division, to WSP Global. EUR 1 billion Turkey Retail / FMCG Capital Markets Balfour Beatty
7-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss represented Crocs with respect to its claims against SPAR AG in connection with misleading advertisement of clogs shoes. N/A Austria Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Crocs Inc.; SPAR osterreichische Warenhandels AG
10-Nov-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc on the USD 700 million 4.3% Loan Participation Notes due 2015 issued by Gaz Capital S.A. EUR 583.2 million Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets J.P. Morgan Securities plc
12-Nov-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised AvivaSA on its initial public offering on the Borsa -stanbul. According to Allen & Overy, the deal is the first pension & life insurance IPO in the last 14 years and the biggest IPO in 2014 in Turkey with a value of USD 148 million. EUR 125.55 million Turkey Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Aviva SA
12-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised InterHealth Canada Limited on the first PPP project in the healthcare sector in Poland. EUR 37.2 million Poland Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Ordering Party Powiat _ywiecki; Private Partner: InterHealth Canada Limited
14-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss represented Alpine Bau GmbH in the process of post-insolvency recognition litigation proceedings in Serbia. N/A Serbia Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Insolvency / Restructuring Alpine BAU GmbH
14-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Rexel on the acquisition by Elektro S.M.S. spol. s r.o. of a business unit consisting of 13 out of 19 branches operated by Rexel CZ, s.r.o. in the Czech Republic and all inventories and the entire customer base owned by Rexel CZ, s.r.o. EUR 4.2 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A ELEKTRO S.M.S.; Rexel CZ; s.r.o.
15-Nov-14 CMS CMS advised Oresa Ventures N.V., the Netherlands-based private equity firm, on the sale of Trinity Corporate Services Sp. z o.o., the Polish company engaged in providing management, reporting, local compliance, accounting, payroll, and company formation services. N/A Poland Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Vistra Group Management SA; Oresa Ventures
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Hanwha with respect to its claim against a Romanian developer. EUR 2.5 million Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Litigation / Dispute Resolution Hanwha; N/A
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised WMS Gaming on licensing related matters for casino games and on line gaming. N/A Greece Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment IP / Trademarks WMS Gaming
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Asics Corporation in a claim filed against a Bulgarian company which attempted to import 30,000 pairs of ASICS sports footwear. N/A Greece Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Asics Corporation; N/A
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented BEE against the Greek State in a dispute related to a violation of EU law by the Greek Ministry of Education N/A Greece TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution BEE; Greek State
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Intracom in its successful participation in numerous public procurement procedures, and subsequently handled negotiations with the Romanian State and assisted in the finalization and execution of the relevant procurement contracts. EUR 7.5 million Romania TMT PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Intrakom
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Intrikat in a litigation against Vinci Constructions in relation to the construction of the Le Mans football Stadium in France. EUR 14.5 million Greece Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction Vinci Constructions; Intrakat
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Pimara, the developers of the island of Oxia, a project related to the Emir of Qatar, in a dispute against a major Greek design firm. EUR 4.5 million Greece Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution N/A; Pimara
15-Nov-14 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Sidenor (a member of the Viohalco Group) in a litigation against an Albanian Construction Company. EUR 0.3 million Albania Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Litigation / Dispute Resolution Sidenor; N/A
15-Nov-14 ELIG ELIG represented Mauri Maya Sanayi A.S., throughout the investigation launched against it and three other fresh bread yeast producers by the Turkish Competition Authority, and advised it on its leniency application. N/A Turkey Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Competition Mauri Maya Sanayi. A.S.
15-Nov-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous represented Infogram and its founders U.Leinerts and R.Kaze in all aspects of a transaction resulting in 100% flip of SIA Infogram shares to Infogram Inc and investment by Point Nine, Connect Ventuare,s and HackFwd, including preparation, negotiation, and execution of transaction documents. N/A Latvia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Tax SIA Infogram
15-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case acted as transaction counsel for ceske drahy, a.s. on its EUR 30 million stand-alone bearer bond issued under German law due 2024 and EUR 150 million namensschuldverschreibung issued under German law due 2029. EUR 180 million Czech Republic Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Capital Markets cesky drahy, a.s.
15-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case acted as transaction counsel in CZK 2.5 billion unsecured domestic 2.85 per cent fixed-rate bonds issue by Pegas Nonwovens SA in the Czech Republic under Czech law and listed on the Prague Stock Exchange. EUR 90 million Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets White & Case acted as transaction counsel
15-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case represented ARX Equity Partners, an independent private equity investor that supports the growth of mid-sized companies in Central and Eastern Europe, in the sale of its entire stake in Lanex a.s., a leading Central European producer of technical textile ropes and flexible packaging. N/A Czech Republic; Croatia; Poland; Russia; Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity N/A; ARX Equity Partners
15-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case represented the City of Liberec in convening two bondholders meetings in order to change the terms and conditions of municipal bonds it issued in 2010. N/A Czech Republic Other Capital Markets City of Liberec
15-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case represented the Fermat Group, a leading producer of horizontal boring mills from Czech Republic, in its acquisition of Lucas Precision, its primary distributor and provider of maintenance services on the US market. N/A Czech Republic Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Fermat Group; Lucas Precision
15-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Visa Europe on cross-border employment issues. N/A Croatia Banking / Financial Services Labor Law Visa Europe
16-Nov-14 Varul Varul advised Cloutex, an Estonian startup that has raised nearly half a million euros from private and corporate investors in order to engage in product development and expand into the U.S. EUR 0.5 million Estonia TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cloutex
17-Nov-14 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, and Raiffeisen Bank International as joint arrangers and lead managers on Raffeisenbank's issuance of covered bonds - the first public international Czech covered bond issuance. EUR 500 million Czech Republic Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Barclays Bank PLC; BNP Paribas;; Raiffeisen Bank International
17-Nov-14 Ashurst Ashurst advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity on the financing of the acquisition of Ziegler Group, a manufacturer of technical non-wovens based in Germany and Hungary. N/A Hungary Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Banking / Finance DPE Deutsche Private Equity
17-Nov-14 Biris Goran Biris Goran advised Austrian-based Raiffeisen Evolution in the sale of its flagship development, the Promenada Mall, to New Europe Property Investments, a South African fund. EUR 148 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity New Europe Property Investments; Raiffeisen Evolution
17-Nov-14 CMS CMS advised a consortium of the Swietelsky and Leyrer+Graf construction firms on their successful bid for the public-private partnership project for the Zwettl bypass road. CMS advised the consortium on all legal aspects up until the successful financing in late October. EUR 158 million Austria Real Estate / Construction PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Swietelsky; Leyrer+Graf
18-Nov-14 Integrites Integrites is advising the Elfa group of companies (which include the BIO, Dr. Sante, Fresh Juice, Sun Berry, and Green Pharmacy brands) on structuring business in Ukraine. EUR 8.4 million Ukraine Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Elfa
18-Nov-14 KLC The KLC Law Firm advised Loyalward, a member of Minoan Group, at a hearing before the Greek Central Council for Public Properties Development, which approved the draft Presidential Decree for the Zoning Plan of the "Itanos Gaia" project. N/A Greece Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Corporate / Commercial / M&A PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Loyalward
19-Nov-14 Allen & Overy; Cerha Hempel Spigelfeld Hlawati; Clifford Chance; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Eisenberger & Herzog, Schoenherr; White & Case Allen & Overy, CHSH, Clifford Chance, Dorda Brugger Jordis, Eisenberger & Herzog, Schoenherr, and White & Case advised various parties on the capital increase announced by Telekom Austria of up to EUR 1 billion, designed to prepare for the planned network expansion for the fourth generation of mobile LTE and other acquisitions. N/A Austria TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Banking / Finance Telekom Austria
20-Nov-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Tessenderlo Chemie NV/SA on the Polish part of the sale of its Aliphos feed phosphate business to Ecophos SA. N/A Poland Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ecophos SA; Tessenderlo Chemie NV/SA
20-Nov-14 Varul Varul Latvia drafted client documentation and internal regulatory acts for JSC "Regional Investment Bank" for providing new investment portfolio management services. N/A Latvia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Corporate / Commercial / M&A JSC "Regional Investment Bank"
21-Nov-14 BDK Advocati BDK Advokati advised the owners of Foodland, the Serbian food processing company, on the November 11 sale of the company to Croatia's Atlantic Grupa, which the firm describes as a "regional leader in the food and beverages sector. " Foodland is best known for its popular Bakina tajna brand of preserves. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina & Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Serbia Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A Atlantic Grupa; Foodland
21-Nov-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie, advised on Yasar's bond issue. The Yasar group is one of Turkey's leading producers of food and beverage products and coatings products. EUR 209.5 million Turkey Retail / FMCG Capital Markets Yasar
21-Nov-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel; Kancelaria Adwokacka Zukiel Gide Loyrette Nouel advised P3 on an investment involving the creation of a production and storage facility for the Sofa.com online furniture company in P3 Park Poznan. Kancelaria Adwokacka Zukiel in Poznan acted for Zaparoh. N/A Poland Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Real Estate / Construction P3
21-Nov-14 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Ektornet „ a company in the Swedbank group „ on its merger of several of its subsidiaries. Swedbank is the largest bank in the Baltics. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ektornet
21-Nov-14 Integrites Integrites successfully defended the interests of MTI Holding in a tax dispute against the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax MTI Holding; Ministry of Revenue; Duties of Ukraine
21-Nov-14 Dentons; Norton Rose Norton Rose advised Reino Dywidenda FIZ fund on its acquisition of one the two buildings in the Kapelanka 42 complex in Krakow from Skanska, which was advised by Dentons. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity REINO Dywidenda FIZ; Skanska
24-Nov-14 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised MAPS.ME on its full takeover by Mail.Ru Group. N/A Belarus TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A MAIL.RU; MAPS.ME
24-Nov-14 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Dragon Capital on the establishment of the Ukrainian Gas Exchange. N/A Ukraine Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy Dragon Capital
24-Nov-14 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was elected by CTC Media, a leading independent Russian media company, to advise on potential responses to recent amendments to the Russian Mass Media law, which will impose further restrictions on foreign ownership of media businesses in Russia. N/A Russia TMT TMT CTC Media
24-Nov-14 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields advised C.A.T. oil AG (Vienna) on safeguarding its strategic interests in the face of an unclear takeover bid. N/A Austria Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Corporate / Commercial / M&A C.A.T. oil AG
24-Nov-14 Gessel Gessel provided comprehensive legal support for the purchase by Reinwest Niestandaryzowany Sekurytyzacyjny Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety of bank receivables held by Pekao and Raiffeisen Bank Polska vis a vis companies of the Fugo group, along with security. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance Reinwest Niestandaryzowany Sekurytyzacyjny Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety; Pekao; Raiffeisen Bank
24-Nov-14 Lawin Lawin advised the DNB asset management company on its takeover of the second pillar pension fund management in Lithuania from ERGO Life Insurance. N/A Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A DNB; ERGO Life Insurance
25-Nov-14 CMS; McCann Fitzgerald; MMM Legal CMS reported that it advised Erste Group Bank and Gladiator Leasing „ an Erste Group Bank subsidiary - in Gladiator Leasing's purchase of an airplane owned by the American company Aircraft 28038. Aircastle was represented by the McCann Fitzgerald law office in Ireland, which specializes in aircraft finance transactions. The lessee, Enter Air, was supported by the Polish MMM Legal law firm. N/A Poland Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Gladiator Leasing; Erste Group Bank
25-Nov-14 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. successfully advised the NEVEQ II venture capital fund in relation to its participation in an investment in a leading online real estate mobile platform in Latin America. EUR 1.7 million Bulgaria Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity NEVEQ II
25-Nov-14 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP supervised the Remak-Rozruch group's consolidation, which ended on November 3, 2014. N/A Poland Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Insolvency / Restructuring Remak-Rozruch
25-Nov-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) Esin Attorney Partnership, the Turkish arm of Baker & McKenzie, advised Global Ports Holding and the Guarantors, Ortadogu Antalya Liman Isletmeleri and Ege Liman Isletmeleri (both subsidiaries of Global Ports Holding), in relation to a Eurobond offering to foreign institutional buyers. EUR 209.47 million Turkey Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Capital Markets Global Ports Holding
25-Nov-14 Gessel Gessel acted as counsel to mBank on the preparation of a financing package for Oxylion, a leader in the new technologies sector. N/A Poland TMT Banking / Finance mBank
25-Nov-14 Konnov & Sozanovsky Konnov & Sozanovsky successfully defended the interests of Soremartec, a member of the Ferrero Group, in the company's challenge to the Certificate for the "Rafael; my cuisine" (in Russian) trademark as invalid. N/A Russia Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution IP / Trademarks Soremarte; N/A
25-Nov-14 Lavrynovych & Partners Lavrynovych & Partners advised Vaderstad, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Europe's largest agricultural machinery manufacturer, in litigation regarding the recognition and cancellation of tax fines imposed by the customs authorities of the Cherkasy province of Ukraine. EUR 0.1 million Ukraine Agribusiness Litigation / Dispute Resolution Tax Vaderstad; customs authorities of the Cherkasy province of Ukraine
25-Nov-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised the Lithuanian Cgates telecommunications company on its acquisition of 100% shares in Rakaras, Ukmerges televizija, and UKMNET TV. N/A Lithuania TMT TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Cgates
25-Nov-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Boehringer Ingelheim on workforce restructuring in Croatia. N/A Croatia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Labor Law Boehringer Ingelheim
26-Nov-14 Squire Patton Boggs A team from Squire Patton Boggs - Salkom International Association successfully represented Imperovo Foods on a case before the Ukrainian Supreme Court which, with its conclusion, ended a 10-year dispute with the State South Western Railway in Ukraine over the ownership of an eight story office building in central Kyiv. N/A Ukraine Retail / FMCG Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction Deputy Prosecutor General; Cabinet of Ministers;; the State South-Western Railway; Imperovo Foods; Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine; the State Property Fund of Ukraine; the Open Joint Stock Company "Leasing Company _ Ukrtransleasing";; the State Administrative Railway Transport _ Ukrzaliznytsa
26-Nov-14 CMS CMS advised the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern on its acceptance of more than 1,500 works in the art collection of the late Cornelius Gurlitt, who left the collection to the museum in his estate. N/A Austria Sports / Tourism / Hotels / Entertainment Other Museum of Fine Arts in Bern
26-Nov-14 Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised AFI Europe, a leading European real estate development and investment company, on the sale of AFI Palace Pardubice shopping center to Atrium European Real Estate. Clifford Chance advised Atrium European on the deal. EUR 83 million Czech Republic Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Atrium European; AFI Europe
26-Nov-14 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Croatian state-owned provider of postal services, Croatian Post, on its bond issuance on October 10, 2014. EUR 52 million Croatia Other Capital Markets Croatian Post
26-Nov-14 Gessel Gessel assisted Skarbiec Holding with its initial public offering and the admission of its shares to trading on the regulated market of GPW, the Warsaw bourse. N/A Poland Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Skarbiec Holding
26-Nov-14 Integrites Integrites assisted the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in representing the state of Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights in the "complex and delicate dispute with the Russian Federation." N/A Russia; Ukraine Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Ukraine; Russia
26-Nov-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Citycar on the sale of its 38.5% share in the Jazz Pesulad car wash chain. N/A Estonia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Jazz Pesulad; Citycar
26-Nov-14 Allen & Overy; White & Case White & Case advised a large group of lenders, including ING Bank NV, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and other mandated lead arrangers, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Facility Agent, on a new revolving credit facility provided to MOL Group. Lawyers from Allen & Overy advised the MOL Group. EUR 1.3 billion Hungary Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance ING Bank NV; Credit Agricole Corporate; Investment Bank
27-Nov-14 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners acted as legal counsel to ING Bank in connection with a sunflower oil pre-export loan facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group - one of Ukraine's leading agro-industrial companies. EUR 83.8 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance ING Bank
27-Nov-14 Borenius; Glimstedt; Raidla Lejins & Norcous Borenius advised the Darby Converging Europe Fund III on its acquisition of a majority equity interest in Storent Holding, one of the leading Latvian construction and industrial equipment rental companies. Glimstedt represented Storent Holding. Raidla Lejins & Norcous Riga office provided full legal support to Solvina Capital Management (the investment vehicle of Solvina, a private equity and real estate investment company) throughout the sale transaction. EUR 5 million Latvia Real estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Darby Private equity; Solvina Capital Management
27-Nov-14 Dentons; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Trinfico investment group on the purchase of two office towers located in the Airport City of St. Petersburg. The two properties were sold to the Russian Blagosostoyanie real estate fund, which Trinfico manages. Dentons advised Avielen on the deal. EUR 70 million Russia Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity TRINFICO; Avielen
27-Nov-14 Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Kyiv advised the EIB on a secured loan to Astarta Kyiv, an agricultural holding specializing in sugar production in Ukraine. EUR 50 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
27-Nov-14 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Penta Investments, one of the major shareholder of Empik Media & Fashion (EMF), in connection with a project regarding changes to EMF's terms of debt. The project „ which ended on November 24th „ resulted in a financing extension for EMF. EUR 287.2 million Poland Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance Restructuring / Insolvency Penta Investments
27-Nov-14 Linklaters; Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous' Latvia office, in cooperation with the firm's Lithuania and Estonia offices, acted as local legal advisor to Linklaters and to the Latvian Privatization Agency in the latter's agreement to sell 75% of the shares of Citadele Bank to Ripplewood Advisors and a group of 12 international investors. Raidla Lejins & Norcous reported the deal value at EUR 74 million while Linklaters reported it at GBP 46.3 million (EUR 59.1 million). EUR 59.1 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ripplewood Advisors LLC; Purchaser; USA; Pension; health;; welfare funds; Company (Private) ; VAS Privatizacijas Agentura; Seller
27-Nov-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Eesti Talleks Holding Group on its sale of a 50 per cent holding in the Adole Invest group, which is composed of the importer and dealers of Skoda and Porsche vehicles. N/A Estonia Other Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Adole Invest group; Eesti Talleks Holding Group
28-Nov-14 BDK Advocati BDK advised the Swiss company Newmet International on a successful takeover bid for the acquisition of majority shares in Nissal „ the Serbian producer and processor of aluminum and aluminum alloys. N/A Serbia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Newmet International; Nissal
28-Nov-14 Ecovis Bondar & Bondar Ecovis Bondar & Bondar represented Ukraine International Airlines in a dispute with Swissport International and another in the Kyiv City Court brought by Boryspil International Airport. N/A Ukraine Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ukraine International Airlines; Boryspil International Airport; Swissport International; Ukraine International Airlines
28-Nov-14 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, working together, successfully represented the Financial and Capital Market Commission of the Republic of Latvia against a claim brought in the International Arbitration Court. EUR 21.8 million Latvia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bryn Services; Financial; Capital Market Commission of the Republic of Latvia
28-Nov-14 Baker & McKenzie The Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Siemens Ukraine on matters relating to forming the joint venture of Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the metals technologies business. N/A Ukraine Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Siemens
28-Nov-14 White & Case White & Case advised Synthos, one of the largest European producers of chemical raw materials, on the issuance of senior notes. EUR 350 million Czech Republic; Poland Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Capital Markets Synthos S.A.
28-Nov-14 Noerr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted VB Real Estate Services with the sale of its Romanian subsidiary, Immorom Sigma, to PVN Romania and Inprox Bucuresti, both subsidiaries of the bauMax group. The buyers were assisted by Noerr. EUR 17 million Romania Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Inprox Bucuresti; VB Real Estate Services
1-Dec-14 BDK Advocati BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law advised the EBRD on a secured loan to the Serbian soft drinks producer Nectar. EUR 23 million Serbia Retail / FMCG Banking / Finance EBRD
1-Dec-14 Integrites Integrites acted as legal advisor to the EBRD on the Bank's loan to the Astarta group of companies. EUR 21.8 million Ukraine Agribusiness Banking / Finance EBRD
1-Dec-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised UCTAM, a turnaround arm of UniCredit, on VAT aspects of enforcement through courts of unfinished real property development project. N/A Serbia Banking / Financial Services Tax UCTAM (UniCredit TournAround Management)
1-Dec-14 Vasil Kisil & Partners Vasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented Edelweiss Development before the Ukrainian Commercial Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding invalidation and cancelation of orders of the state administration. N/A Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Litigation / Dispute Resolution Real Estate / Construction Prosecutor; Edelweiss Development Ltd
2-Dec-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised EBRD and KfW in the design and launch of the Municipal Infrastructure Development Fund (MIDF), a Luxembourg fund in the form of a SICAV-SIF. The fund was established with contributions from EBRD, KfW and from the governments of Germany and Switzerland. EUR 100 million Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina Herzegovina; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia Banking / Financial Services Banking / Finance EBRD; KfW
2-Dec-14 Sajic Sajic advised Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in the process of acquisition of the meat factory Impro Prijedor EUR 2.4 million Bosnia and Herzegovina Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Real Estate / Construction Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank; IMPRO Prijedor
3-Dec-14 Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership) The Esin Attorney Partnership, the Turkish arm of Baker & McKenzie, advised Ingram Micro Inc. on the acquisition by Aptec Holdings Limited (an Ingram Micro entity) of shares in Armada Bilgisayar Sistemleri San. ve Tic. A.S., a leading Turkish IT company. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Ingram Micro Inc.; Armada Bilgisayar Sistemleri San. ve Tic. A.S.
4-Dec-14 Eversheds; Greenberg Traurig; Noerr; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners TOV Nobles Eversheds acted as international counsel to Chemtura on the sale of its agrochemicals business Chemtura AgroSolutions to Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company. Greenberg Traurig was the international leader for Platform Specialty Products, assisted by Noerr and TOV Nobles. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised on all aspects of Slovenian law, including a localized transfer agreement. N/A Slovenia; Ukraine Agribusiness Corporate / Commercial / M&A Platform Specialty Products Corporation; Chemtura AgroSolutions
4-Dec-14 Linklaters Linklaters advised Santander Consumer Finance (Madrid) on the sale of a 60% minority stake in Santander Consumer Bank (Poland) to Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. EUR 46.9 million Poland Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Bank Zachodni WBK SA; Santander Consumer Finance S.A. (Spain)
4-Dec-14 White & Case White & Case advised Lusail Media Company, a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority, on the sale of its 25 percent interest in Turkuvaz Media Group to Zirve Holding. N/A Turkey TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity Zirve Holding; Lusail Media Company
8-Dec-14 Buzescu Ca Buzescu Ca represented EDF Trading with regard to the company's obtaining an electricity trading license in Romania. N/A Romania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities EDF Trading
8-Dec-14 FBK FBK supported Severalmaz „ one of the largest diamond producers in Russia „ on a year-long project resulting in the issue of additional shares in the company. N/A Russia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Capital Markets Severalmaz
8-Dec-14 Jankovic Popovic & Mitic JPM supported Rohde & Schwarz-Osterreich, the Austrian branch of the international electronics group, which - in its capacity as the leader of a consortium with Kathrein-Werke and Comutel - has won the "Serbia Digital Switch Over - Procurement of goods, equipment and related services" tender to coordinate the project of switching Serbia over from analog to digital TV and radio broadcasting. N/A Serbia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry PPP / Infrastructure and Public Procurement Rohde & Schwarz-Osterreich
8-Dec-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous advised AB Invalda LT, a major asset management and investment company in Lithuani,a in connection with its acquisition of Finasta group companies in that country. EUR 7 million Latvia; Lithuania Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Private Equity AB Invalda LT; Finasta
8-Dec-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented AS Eesti Post (Omniva) in a civil action brought against it in Estonia on December 27, 2013 by CMS Direct, requesting the termination of what CMS Direct claimed was Omniva's abuse of a dominant position. N/A Estonia Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition CMS Direct OU; AS Eesti Post (Omniva)
8-Dec-14 White & Case White & Case advised the IFC on its acquisition of a 2.65 percent stake in Borsa Istanbul-listed Soda Sanayii. N/A Turkey Retail / FMCG Corporate / Commercial / M&A IFC; Soda Sanayii
8-Dec-14 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic represented Telekom Srbija in the "first ever abuse of dominance investigation in Serbia closed by means of commitments, as well as the first ever margin squeeze case of the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition." N/A Serbia TMT Litigation / Dispute Resolution Competition Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition; Telekom Srbija
9-Dec-14 Avellum Partners Avellum Partners advised the Lafarge Group in connection with obtaining a merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the sale of Lafarge UralCement, which operates a 1.1 million tons per year cement plant in Korkino, Russia, to Dyckerhoff. EUR 104 million Ukraine Real Estate / Construction Corporate / Commercial / M&A Competition Dyckerhoff; Lafarge Group
9-Dec-14 Wolf Theiss (Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss) Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in cooperation with Wolf Theiss advised European Association of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) on various taxation issues relating to the organization of its annual congress in Belgrade. N/A Serbia Life Sciences / Pharmaceutical Tax European Association of Dermatology; Venerology (EADV)
9-Dec-14 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised the Export-Import Bank of Korea, the EBRD, the IFC, Standard Chartered Bank, and Banque Saudi Fransi on the project financing of a 950 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired (CCGT) power station in Kirikkale, Turkey. EUR 838 million Turkey Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Export-Import Bank of Korea; the EBRD; the IFC; Standard Chartered Bank;; Banque Saudi Fransi
9-Dec-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Apalon Technologies Ltd, a Belarus-based developer of iOS applications worldwide, on the sale of its mobile applications business to Mindspark Interactive Network, an operating business of NASDAQ-listed InterActive Corp. N/A Belarus TMT Corporate / Commercial / M&A Mindspark Interactive Network; Apalon Technologies Ltd
10-Dec-14 Dentons Dentons acted as legal counsel to Starwood Capital Group, the global private investment firm, on its first investment in Krakow - the acquisition of Quattro Business Park from Grupa Buma, a local Polish developer. N/A Poland Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Private Equity Starwood Capital Group; Grupa Buma
10-Dec-14 Allen & Overy; Lawin Lawin acted as joint counsel for Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG), a leading Estonian oil shale mining consortium, and a syndicate of Estonian and Scandinavian banks, in the entrance of the EBRD into VKG's existing syndicated financing arrangements. Allen & Overy's London office assisted Lawin on English law aspects of the transaction. N/A Estonia Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance Viru Keemia Grupp; EBRD
10-Dec-14 Raidla Lejins & Norcous Raidla Lejins & Norcous provided legal advisory services to the Norwegian company Hoegh LNG regarding the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, advising it on matters related to the FSRU Independence, a South Korea-built LNG carrier designed as a floating LNG storage and regasification unit to be used as an LNG import terminal in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Hoegh LNG
10-Dec-14 Sorainen Sorainen advised Bank of Moscow, a member of Russia's VTB Group, on the sale of its Belarusian subsidiary, Bank Moscow-Minsk, to the Belarusian state. N/A Belarus Banking / Financial Services Corporate / Commercial / M&A Belarusian State; VTB Group
10-Dec-14 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus has advised Russian Railways in connection with the creation of the United Transport & Logistics Company, which is formed together with the national railway companies of Belarus and Kazakhstan for the transport of containerized cargo within the Common Economic Space, including transit between Europe and Asia. N/A Belarus; Russia Aviation / Transportation / Logistics Corporate / Commercial / M&A Russian Railways
10-Dec-14 Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised Rudus on the sale of its concrete products business in Lagedi, Estonia - along with its "employees, production equipment, know-how, contracts, and property" - to Talot. N/A Estonia Manufacturing / Heavy Industry Corporate / Commercial / M&A Talot; Rudus
13-Dec-14 CHSH CHSH represented the Austrian-owned Phoenix Properties Beta Kft. as a lessor in the successful renegotiation of a lease agreement between it and Raiffeisen Bank Zrt. concerning a 15,000 square meter office building in Budapest. N/A Hungary Real Estate / Construction Real Estate / Construction Phoenix Properties Beta Kft.
15-Dec-14 CMS CMS advised UniCredit, Ceska sporiteln,a and Raiffeisenbank on a CZK 768 million loan to C-Energy Bohemia for the renovation of the heating plant in Plana nad Luznici, a project co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development / Cohesion Fund. EUR 27.7 million Czech Republic Energy / Natural Resources / Utilities Banking / Finance UniCredit; Ceska sporitelna; Raiffeisenbank
15-Dec-14 CMS CMS Bulgaria assisted EU Sunday in its initial attempts to reach a settlement with its main sub-contractor, the ELMI Group (Bulgaria). Upon successful completion of the first litigation proceedings in favor of EU Sunday, CMS assisted with reaching a successful settlement over all of the remaining open proceedings. This led to ELMI Group dropping all claims and compensating EU Sunday. N/A Bulgaria Other Litigation / Dispute Resolution ELMI Group; EU Sunday JSCo (part of the SDN Company Ltd; Korea group)
15-Dec-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Digitalb s.a. (pay TV platform broadcasting also in Europe and Northern America) on different aspects of employment legislation. N/A Albania TMT Labor Law Digitalb
15-Dec-14 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss has acted as a Slovak counsel for the Facility Agent Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and the original lenders on all relevant aspects of Slovak law pertaining to the refinancing and all matters relating to the securities. EUR 1.2 billion Slovakia Banking / Financial Services Capital Markets Credit Agricole Corporate; Investment Bank

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