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12/2/15Gugushed & PartnersGugushed & Partners advised the borrower Victoria Group VM JSC on a credit facility agreement with lendor Investbank AD and acquisition of Kempinski Hotel Sofia.EUR 50 millionBulgaria
12/2/15Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Mamic, Peric, Reberski, Rimac Law FirmDivjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Zagreb Stock Exchange on the November 26, 2015 Share Subscription Agreement it entered into with the EBRD. The Mamic, Peric, Reberski, Rimac Law Firm advised the EBRD.N/ACroatia
12/2/15Cobalt; Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised the collapsed commercial bank Snoras on the sale of its loan portfolio to UAB Baltijos Kredito Sprendimai. The acquisition of the loan portfolio will be financed by an international investor consortium consisting of Luxembourg-based investment funds and Deutsche Bank AG, which was advised by Cobalt's Lithuanian office.EUR 169.7 millionLithuania
12/2/15CobaltCobalt assisted Hoegh LNG, a major Norwegian provider of maritime LNG transportation and regasification services, and its Lithuanian subsidiary UAB Hoegh LNG Klaipeda, in legal matters related to smooth start-up of LNG terminal project, including the negotiation of the premises lease agreement in Klaipeda.EUR 128 millionLithuania
12/2/15CMS; GateleyCMS advised Amica Wronki S.A. on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of The CDA Group Limited from its shareholders. The shareholders - three individuals - were represented by the Gateley law firm.EUR 34.4 millionPoland
12/2/15YUSTRussia's YUST law firm successfully persuaded Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that an unnamed company was unfairly competing against its client, the Slavyanka Confectionery Plant, by copying its labels and product appearance.N/ARussia
12/2/15Hassans; Kavcic, Rogl and Bracun; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners;Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised the HM Government of Gibraltar on Slovenian law aspects of the acquisition of the remaining stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar's incumbent mobile operator, from Telekom Slovenije d.d., the Slovenian incumbent telecommunications operator. Telekom Slovenije d.d. held 50 % share in Gibtelecom. With the completion of the purchase Gibtelecome became 100 % owned by the HM Government of Gibraltar. Hassans advised on Gibraltar law aspects of the purchase. Kavcic, Rogl and Bracun advised Telekom Slovenije.EUR 50 millionSlovenia
12/2/15AequoAequo advised MTS on the extension of its strategic partner market agreement with Vodafone and the expansion of its scope in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
12/3/15Fiebinger Polak LeonFiebinger Polak Leon oversaw the Austrian elements of the German industrial group ADCURAM's acquisition of the building components division of the Haas Group.N/AAustria
12/3/15Allen & OveryAllen & Overy successfully defended Samsung Electronics Polska in proceedings before the President of the Polish Competition Authority regarding a misleading advertisement and in appeal proceedings before the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and the Court of Appeal against the PCA's decision concerning an infringement of collective consumer interests.N/APoland
12/3/15Clifford Chance; GesselGessel advised Danwood SA on new term loans it obtained from Bank Pekao SA. Bank Pekao was advised by Clifford Chance.N/APoland
12/3/15CMSCMS advised Honeywell Life Safety SRL in the acquisition of several plots of land next to its existing factory in Lugoj.N/ARomania
12/3/15Jankovic Popovic & MiticJPM advised Delta Holding and Delta Sport on the sale of buildings in Belgrade to Banca Intesa Beograd.N/ASerbia
12/3/15Aequo; EngardeAequo supported Shell in developing its case under Ukrainian law regarding a force-majeure defense in a gas supply contract with Ukrgazvydobutok (a Ukrainian private gas supplier). Shell was eventually able to negotiate a very reasonable break-fee and settle the contractual claims with Ukrgazvydobutok, using force-majeure legal arguments. Engarde acted as local legal counsel to Ukrgazvydobutok.N/AUkraine
12/3/15ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar represented UIA in a chain of disputes brought to the courts by Boryspil International Airport. On 24 November 2014 the Kiev City Commercial Court fully dismissed the claim to UIA to collect debt for non-contractual ground handling services, supposedly provided by the claimant. The courts also decided not to uphold the claim to oblige UIA to enter into an additional agreement to the ground handling services agreement with Boryspil Airport. On December 3, 2014 The Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine confirmed the execution of the agreement in UIA's version and kept in force previous decisions of courts of other instances.USD 30 millionUkraine
12/4/15Jones Day; Schoenherr; Taylor Wessing; Wolf TheissTaylor Wessing Vienna advised the shareholders of Austria's K+K Hotel Group on the sale of its holding and operating companies to a joint venture of Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels. The buyers were advised by Jones Day (London office) as lead counsel, with Schoenherr advising on matters of Austrian law. Wolf Theiss advised Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels on non-Austrian elements of the joint acquisition.N/AAustria
12/4/15Graf & PitkowitzGraf & Pitkowitz advised the Lukoil Lubricants Group on the merger of its holding company in Amsterdam with Lukoil Lubricants International Holding GmbH in Vienna.N/AAustria
12/4/15SorainenSorainen Belarus acted as local counsel for the International Finance Corporation on the extension of a loan to the Alutech Group of Companies.EUR 15 millionBelarus
12/4/15Sorainen; VarulSorainen Estonia advised Olympic Casino Eesti on its acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Estonian casino operator MC Kasiinod and its fully-owned subsidiary Oma & Hea from AS Alexela Entertainment. Varul advised MC Kasiinod on the deal.N/AEstonia
12/4/15Allen & Overy; DentonsDentons advised Polish energy giant Tauron Polska Energia S.A. on a bond issue. Allen & Overy advised Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Polska) S.A., Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Caixabank S.A. (Spolka Akcyjna) Oddzial w Polsce, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Oddzial w Polsce, ING Bank Slaski S.A., and PKO BP S.A. on the matter.EUR 8.7 billionPoland
12/4/15Jus AuremThe Jus Aureum law firm persuaded the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow to levy a penalty against a company that had not satisfied its debt to firm client Sovinteravtoservis.100,000.00 RUBRussia
12/4/15Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. in connection with a secured pre-export revolving loan facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group.USD 100 millionUkraine
12/7/15Gleiss Lutz; Greenberg Traurig; Allen & OveryGleiss Lutz and Greenberg Traurig advised Luxembourg-based Atlantik S.A., an indirect controlling shareholder of Pfleiderer Grajewo S.A., on the Pfleiderer Group's corporate reorganization and on Pfleiderer Grajewo's share capital increase to finance it. Allen & Overy advised Commerzbank International S.A. as the agent and the Luxembourg branch of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft as security agent of the lenders of Atlantik S.A.EUR 172.7 millionPoland
12/7/15K&L Gates; Kochanski Zieba PartnersK&L Gates represented the Polish state on an ICSID Additional Facility Arbitration related to a claims that it had acted with bias in improperly levying taxes and sanctions on the claimant's company. Kochanski Zieba & Partners represented the claimants - Vincent J. Ryan, Schooner Capital LLC, and Atlantic Investment Partners LLP.N/APoland
12/7/15DentonsDentons advised BGZ BNP Paribas in connection with two loans granted to Asbud Centrum in order to finance the purchase of two pieces of real estate.PLN 54.75 millionPoland
12/7/15Pepeliaev GroupThe Pepeliaev Group successfully challenged the cadastral evaluation of the premises of the Central Children's Store.N/ARussia
12/7/15Moral Law FirmMoral Law Firm advised Borusan EnBW Enerji Yatirimlari ve Uretim A.S.on its acquisition of 99.95% of an unidentified Ankara-based Turkish energy company.N/ATurkey
12/7/15Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to Avangardco Investments Public Limited on the restructuring of its outstanding Eurobonds.USD 200 millionUkraine
12/8/15Brand Rechtsanwalte; Clifford Chance; Lawentus; Bock Fuchs Nonhoff RechtsanwalteClifford Chance advised CACEIS Bank Deutschland GmbH on the sale of an office building on Brehmstrasse, in Vienna, to the Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH. Brand Rechtsanwalte advised CACEIS on Austrian law matters. Warburg-HUH was advised by Lawentus, with Bock Fuchs Nonhoff Rechtsanwalte advising on Austrian law matters.N/AAustria
12/8/15Allen & Overy; Boyanov; Shearman & Sterling; Spasov & BratanovAllen & Overy, working with Spasov & Bratanov, advised Alpha Bank A.E. on the acquisition of its Bulgarian Branch by Eurobank Egasias S.A.'s subsidiary in Bulgaria. Shearman & Sterling and Boyanov acted for Eurobank.N/ABulgaria
12/8/15KinstellarKinstellar advised ECE European City Estates on the acquisition of buildings in the Czech cities of Prague, Olomouc, and Liberec from the Terranova group.N/ACzechRepublic
12/8/15VujacicThe Vujacic law office advised the EBRD and KFW Ipex-Bank on due diligence performed in connection with a project financing of a wind farm in Krnovo, Montenegro.EUR 98 millionMontenegro
12/8/15Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski BaehrWKB assisted Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A., and its subsidiary Euronaft Trzebinia sp. z o.o., on the sale of railway assets to PKP Cargo S.A. and its group company PKP Cargotabor Uslugi sp. z o.o. Weil advised PKP Cargo on the transaction.EUR 62,5 millionPoland
12/8/15DJBW; GesselGessel advised funds from Resource Partners on a majority buyout of shares from a group of former and current employees of Poland's Golpasz S.A. industrial feed manufacturer and supplier. Golpasz was advised by DJBW.N/APoland
12/8/15KKLWThe KKLW law firm represented the Gulermak heavy industry construction and contracting company in proceedings before the Polish National Chamber of Appeals in a case involving the public service contract for the construction of a second metro line in Warsaw.N/APoland
12/8/15Pop & Partners; Tuca Zbarcea & AssociatiiPop & Partners advised P3 on its lease of an 81,000 square meter logistics hub at the P3 Bucharest park to leading European retailer Carrefour. Tuca Zbarcea & Associatii advised Carrefour on the agreement.N/ARomania
12/8/15Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised J&T Finance Group on its EUR 150 million bond issue in Slovakia.EUR 150 millionSlovakia
12/8/15AequoAequo advised the EBRD on a diagnostic assessment and restructuring of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, a Ukrainian bank resolution agency.N/AUkraine
12/9/15DentonsDentons advised on MNB's acquisition of 68.78% of the shares in the Budapest Stock Exchange.EUR 43 millionHungary
12/9/15Kapolyi Law Firm; Monori LawThe Kapolyi Law Firm advised private individual Tamas Gyorgy on his acquisition of 85.6 percent of shares in the Villanyi Szarsomlyo wine producer. The sellers were assisted by the Monori Law firm.EUR 7 millionHungary
12/9/15Clifford Chance; Gide Loyrette NouelClifford Chance advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. on the financing of the purchase of 100% of shares of SMT Software Services from SMT S.A. by a subsidiary of Polish Enterprise Fund VII. Enterprise Investors was advised by Gide Loyrette Nouel.N/APoland
12/9/15Dentons; KKLWDentons advised Bank Zachodni WBK, acting as lender in relation to a financing to a member of the Futureal Group. The KKLW firm advised the borrower.PLN 84 millionPoland
12/10/15Aivar Pilv LawThe Aivar Pilv Law Office successfully represented Madis Metsis, a former professor of the Technical University of Tallinn, and Ain Langel, the sole owner and member of board of the company Lanlab, in a criminal proceeding before the Estonian Supreme Court.N/AEstonia
12/10/15Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised ING Bank on the informal and formal restructuring of Doprastav, a.s., a leading construction company.N/ASlovakia
12/11/15Frotz Riedl; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised CTPartners Executive Search on its acquisition of the Austria-based Neumann group. The Viennese Frotz Riedl law firm advised the Neumann group.N/AAustria
12/11/15CMSCMS acted for Credit Agricole Consumer Finance bank and its French parent company on consecutive attempts regarding the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary.N/AHungary
12/12/15Ashurst; Schoenherr; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised Erste Group on the successful placement of a subordinated bond (Tier 2) to institutional investors. The banking consortium was supported by Ashurst. Schoenherr advised the consortium on matters of Austrian law.USD 500 millionAustria
12/12/15Lakatos Koves & Partners; White & CaseWhite & Case advised CEE Equity Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in BKF University of Applied Sciences, a private higher education business in Hungary. Lakatos Koves & Partners advised BKF.N/AHungary
12/12/15Noerr; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Wolf TheissNoerr advised Norm on the takeover of the Lukoil petrol station network in Hungary and Slovakia. Noerr also assisted Norm with competition filings in the two countries. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the seller on Czech matters. Wolf Theiss represented Lukoil regarding corporate changes in the closing of the dealEUR 60 millionHungary;Slovakia
12/12/15LinklatersLinklaters acted for Pan European Core Fund, one of the investment funds managed by CBRE Global Investors, on its acquisition of the Ideal Idea logistic complex - a 30,500 square meter property located near the Warsaw Chopin airport. The seller was BPH Real Estate Closed-End Fund 2, General Electric's real estate investment arm in Poland.N/APoland
12/12/15Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig was legal counsel to Grupa LOTOS in a rights issue of 55 million new shares placed with the company's existing shareholders.PLN 995.5 millionPoland
12/12/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported Khanty-Mansi Bank Otkrytie in successfully closing a second deal on the securitization of its mortgage portfolio.N/ARussia
12/13/15Noerr; Pepper HamiltonNoerr assisted Marlin Equity Partners in the indirect takeover of Asentinel International, as part of a broader transaction, involving the acquisition of the US Based mother company, a leading provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and complementary services. Pepper Hamilton acted as the lead advisor of Marlin Equity PartnersN/ARomania
12/14/15SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the media group ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG ) on the sale of the Czech affiliate of ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH, Merchandising Prague s.r.o. to its managing director.N/ACzechRepublic
12/14/15SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Solera Holdings, Inc., the global leading provider of software and services for the automobile claims processing industry, on its acquisition of IBS Automotive s.r.o., a Czech and Slovak provider of vehicle valuation data.N/ACzechRepublic
12/14/15Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt counselled Alma Media Corporation upon the sale of the real estate website City24 to Estonian venture capital business KOHA Capital.N/AEstonia
12/14/15ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar advised JS Insurance company Soyus-Agro-Polis on its acquisition of the insolvent bank PJSC Intercreditbank.N/AUkraine
12/15/15SorainenSorainen advised Idea Bank on its acquisition of Azimut, a 9,000 square meter business center located in central Minsk.N/ABelarus
12/15/15Gugushed & PartnersGugushed & Partners advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. on Bulgarian law elements of several amendments to a credit agreement.EUR 920 millionBulgaria
12/15/15Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt advised technology investment fund Rubylight on its investment into Taxify.EUR 1.4 millionEstonia
12/15/15Kelemenis & Co.Kelemenis & Co. was awarded a service contract for the legal and tax support of the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources in the development of the Greek market for energy servicesN/AGreece
12/15/15Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Abbott Laboratories on a cross- border acquisition of Veropharm, including its assets in Russia, Ukraine, and other jurisdictions. Bakes & McKenzie advised the sellers.USD 495 million (Global Deal Value)Russia;Ukraine
12/15/15Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised RC2 and GeoRock Holdings in relation to proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission in Serbia related to the alleged failure to make a mandatory takeover bid in relation to the acquisition of a 40% share in East Point Holdings Metals.N/ASerbia
12/15/15Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie advised Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim and Zorlu Ruzgar Enerjisi Elektrik Uretim, both part of the Zorlu Energy Group, on financing for two wind power plant projects in Turkey.N/ATurkey
12/15/15Aequo; RoschierAequo advised IK Investment Partners on competition compliance in Ukraine related to its acquisition of Evac (Finland). Roschier acted as an international advisor to IK Investments.N/AUkraine
12/15/15AequoAequo advised the Arricano Group on tax structuring of a real estate acquisition and operation in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
12/15/15AequoAequo advised Premium Sound Solutions Group, a leading international manufacturer of acoustic systems, on customs and tax matters related to the proper termination of the customs regime of inward processing on the customs territory of Ukraine, re-exportation of finished products from Ukraine, and return of production equipment to customers. The project also involved legal support of stopping production in Ukraine and termination of contractual relations with Ukrainian service providers and suppliers .N/AUkraine
12/15/15AequoAequo represented Epicenter K in an alleged unfair competition case.N/AUkraine
12/15/15AequoAequo advised Fischer Sports on a new investment (via a capital increase) into the Group's Ukrainian subsidiary, Fischer Mukachevo LLC.N/AUkraine
12/15/15AequoAequo advised Vympel Communications on the sale of its minority stake in the telecommunication company S-Line, Ukraine.N/AUkraine
12/15/15Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the EBRD on providing financing to Rokytne Sugar Plant for the construction of a biogas plant to promote renewable energy in UkraineEUR 7.09 millionUkraine
12/15/15Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Empic Media & Fashion Group on the loan agreement with lenders to finance the issuance of bonds.USD 130 millionUkraine
12/16/15Wolf TheissWolf Theiss announced that it is advising the owners of the under-construction Huma Shopping Park, which will be located in the Simmering part of Vienna.N/AAustria
12/16/15Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised Amstar, together with its local partner BBI Development, on negotiating and concluding a general contractor agreement regarding resumption of construction work on Zlota 44, a luxury residential building in Warsaw, with the project's previous general contractor INSO Sistemi Per Le Infrastructure Sociali.N/APoland
12/16/15PeliFilip; SchoenherrSchoenherr counseled the shareholders of Volksbank Romania on their sale of the bank to Romania's third-largest bank, Banca Transilvania, which was advised by PeliFilip.N/ARomania
12/16/15Biris Goran; DLA PiperBiris Goran assisted the shareholders of Comfert SRL in a complicated restructuring including bank negotiation and spin-off of real estate assets and sale of agrobusiness to Origin Enterprises PLC, which was advised by DLA Piper.N/ARomania
12/16/15AstersAsters acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with a loan of up to EUR 8.5 million to the Farmak pharmaceutical company.EUR 8.5 millionUkraine
12/17/15SpilbridgeSpilbridge represented Yelverton Investments before the European Court of Human Rights in a dispute against the Republic of Latvia in what the firm describes as -a helpful example to understand certain remnants of the Soviet system in the Latvian judicial system.N/ALatvia
12/17/15Magnusson; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its acquisition of the Jasna 26 and Libra Business Centre office buildings in Warsaw from Mermaid Properties, which had invested in and developed both projects. Magnusson advised Mermaid Properties on the deal.N/APoland
12/17/15Lesnodorski Slusarek LSW; Radwan-RohrenschefRadwan-Rohrenschef represented Apple Film Production in a dispute with the Polish Film Art Institute over the financing of "Aftermath" movie. Lesnodorski Slusarek LSW acted as defendant's counsel.PLN 3 millionPoland
12/17/15Zivkovic SamardzicZivkovic Samardzic secured a victory for Vojvodanska banka Novi Sad, a member of the National Bank of Greece Group, in a EUR 13.5 million dispute with Sojaprotein Becej, the largest soybean processor in Serbia.EUR 13.5 millionSerbia
12/17/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised Leonardo and Univermag Ukraina, a major business center and shopping mall in downtown Kyiv, across what it describes as "a spectrum of transactional and real estate matters."N/AUkraine
12/17/15Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with a new USD 25 million term loan facility for Nibulon, Ukraine's leading grain trader, logistic operator, and exporter.USD 25 millionUkraine
12/18/15Kaufhold Ossola & Ass; Weber & Co.; White & CaseWeber & Co. advised Erste Group Bank as arranger and structuring agent on the issuance of EUR 50 million fixed-income notes by a securitization company incorporated under Luxembourg law. White & Case offered legal advice to Erste Group on to German and English law. Kaufhold Ossola & Associates, Avocats acted as legal adviser as to Luxembourg law.EUR 50 millionAustria
12/18/15BoreniusBorenius client and plaintiff Ramunas Karbauskis, chairman of the Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, was on the losing end of a judgment in a claim he brought before the Vilnius City District Court, which ruled in favor of defendant Andius Kubilius.N/ALithuania
12/18/15Allen & Overy; Deloitte LegalAllen & Overy advised HB Reavis Group on the sale of the Aupark Kosice shopping centre and the Aupark Office Tower to New Europe Property Investments Plc (NEPI). Deloitte Legal advised the buyerEUR 165 millionSlovakia
12/18/15Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised International Investment Bank on a EUR 30 million financing for the Slovak rail freight car manufacturer Tatravagonka a.s.EUR 30 millionSlovakia
12/18/15Doubinsky & OsharovaDoubinsky & Osharova has persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine to uphold the June 12, 2014 decision of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal in support of the makers of the Flukold Plus cough and cold remedy, made by Nabros Pharma in India.N/AUkraine
12/19/15BWW Law & TaxBWW Law & Tax advised Ideal Idea Formand on the negotiation and conclusion of agreements for the lease of three modules in the Ideal Idea Park III office and warehouse center to Advantech Poland, a leading manufacturer of innovative industrial computers, medical devices, and firmware.N/APoland
12/19/15Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiThe Swiss-based Goldbach Group announced that ownership of Godlbach Media Romania and Goldback Audience Romania has been transferred to the executive leadership of the two companies. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the management buyout.N/ARomania
12/19/15AstapovLawyersAstapovLawyers advised Rolls-Royce Holdings on Russian and Kazakh law matters in connection with the company's sale of its gas turbine and compressor business for GBP 785 million to Siemens.GBP 785 millionRussia
12/19/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Absolut Bank on the successful completion of a unique securitization of mortgage assets, under which the senior bonds were rated as investment grade by international agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's.N/ARussia
12/22/15FortFort announced that, following a constitutional complaint it drew up, the Constitutional Court of Latvia has determined that the binding regulations of the Riga City Council that stipulated administrative liability for making noise contradicted the Constitution of Latvia and were therefore null and void.N/ALatvia
12/23/15Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); SorainenLawin (now Valiunas Ellex) advised the Prosperus Real Estate Fund I on its acquisition of the North Star Office Building from MG Valda real estate company, which was advised by Sorainen.N/ALithuania
12/24/15SorainenSorainen acted as local counsel for International Personal Finance on its acquisition of the entire share capital of MCB Finance Group, including control over its subsidiaries in the Baltics.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
12/24/15Soltysinski Kawecki & SzlezakSK&S advised UPS on its acquisition of shares in Poltraf, a pharmaceutical logistics company, from the Poland-based ORTIE investment fund.N/APoland
12/24/15EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised Perma-Fix Medical on the capital increase and listing of its new shares on the NewConnect market, which constituted part of its reverse merger with CEE Opportunity Partners Poland.PLN 8.25 millionPoland
12/24/15Lavrynovych & PartnersLavrynovych & Partners successfully defended the interests of Silski Tradytsiyi in a lawsuit against the State Ecological Inspection of the Poltava region of Ukraine.UAH 13 millionUkraine
12/26/15Herbert Smith Freehills; Lakatos Koves & Partners; OST LegalOn January 14, 2014, Russia and Hungary signed an agreement calling for cooperation in peaceful nuclear energy production. Herbert Smith Freehills, OST Legal, and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised on the matter.EUR 12.5 billionHungary;Russia
12/26/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported Sberbank on the inaugural securitization of mortgage assets.N/ARussia
12/26/15IntegritesIntegrites acted as legal advisor in trade financing for TopService, a large Russian company engaged in the import and wholesale of galvanic batteries for household and special purposes.N/ARussia
12/30/15SorainenSorainen advised Manuli Rubber Industries on its launch of a joint venture in Belarus with Belarusian Steel Works and the Legmash Plant, under the auspices of the Belarusian Industry Ministry.N/ABelarus
12/30/15Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP announced that the appeal of its victory in the National Appeal Chamber on behalf of a Polish-Spanish consortium in a waste collection dispute was dismissed.N/APoland
12/30/15GesselGessel assisted Vigo System during the process of having its company shares admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Securities Exchange and their initial public offering, which consisted of newly issued shares as well as shares being sold by key shareholders of the company.N/APoland
12/30/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Transammiak in a dispute with Minudobreniya.N/ARussia
12/30/15Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners advised the Nadezhda Group, which operates in the liquefied petroleum and gas industry, on tax planning for the holding structure of the Group, as well as all legal and tax aspects of corporate restructuring and acquisition finance issues, aimed at obtaining finance from international finance institutions.N/AUkraine
12/30/15Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented Johnsons Controls Ukraine in a tax dispute initiated by the Ukrainian tax authorities.UAH 3 millionUkraine
12/31/15EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised Fitness World on its acquisition of the Condizione network of fitness clubs in Poland.N/APoland
12/31/15EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds was instructed by Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Oczyszczania to represent it against accusations of bid rigging during a public tender for the waste management system in Warsaw.EUR 25 millionPoland
12/31/15EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised Emerson on public procurement and construction matters in Poland. The firm provided support for Emerson Process Management Power And Water Solutions in negotiating the contract with Rafako SPV for supply of industrial automation systems and electricity systems for the Jaworzno III Power Plant.EUR 61 millionPoland
12/31/15EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised SoftwareMill on its transformation from a Limited Liability Company to a Limited Partnership, with the simultaneous establishment of the company's limited partner.N/APoland
1/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Euroclinicum, the Czech hospital-to-occupational healthcare group owned by Tuffieh Funds, in its acquisition of Czech arm of Medicover Group, one of the largest private medical facilities in the Czech Republic.N/ACzechRepublic
1/1/16CMS; PRK PartnersCMS advised Standard Life Investments on the acquisition of Palac I.P. Pavlova 5, a multi-let office building located in the Prague city center. PRK Partners advised the seller.N/ACzechRepublic
1/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Galapagos S.A. and its subsidiaries- in connection with: (i) the issue by Galapagos S.A. of EUR 325 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2021 and EUR 200 million 5.375 percent senior secured fixed-rate notes due 2021; (ii) the issue by Galapagos Holding S.A. of EUR 250 million 7.000 percent senior notes due 2022; and (iii) up to EUR 475,000,000 senior multi-currency revolving and guarantee facilities.EUR 1.25 millionCzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland
1/1/16Borenius; CobaltCobalt counselled Alexela Varahalduse AS, the holding company of the management of Alexela Group, on its acquisition of 100% holding in Alexela Group. The transaction was financed by a syndicate of Swedbank and Nordea Estonia.N/AEstonia
1/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt counselled Danfoss in the sale of majority holding in IT-company Proekspert to its Estonian management. Danfoss held 75.2% of the shares in the company, with the remaining shares already held by the employees who bought out the holding.N/AEstonia
1/1/16BoreniusCobalt advised Valinor Management regarding an investment into Bondora, an online loan service in which loans are funded directly by investors.EUR 4.5 millionEstonia
1/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised GTECH in a series of employment matters and draft template employment agreements for their hires in management positions.N/AGreece
1/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Reckitt Benckiser with respect to a three-year loan facility agreement, concluded with and in favor of a limited liability company, incorporated under the laws of Spain and seated in England.EUR 17 millionGreece
1/1/16Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; DrakopoulosDrakopoulos assisted Upstream in settling a VAT-refund dispute with PTC, the largest Polish mobile phone network operator. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka acted as legal counsel for Drakopoulos in Poland.EUR 0,2 millionGreece;Poland
1/1/16AstapovLawyers; Cobalt; Glimstedt; Vasil Kisil & PartnersCobalt advised the State Treasury of the Republic of Latvia on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Latvia in connection with the sale of the business enterprise of insolvent AS Liepajas Metalurgs to KVV Group within the insolvency proceeding of AS Liepajas Metalurgs. On the sale itself, Glimsted advised Liepajas Metalurgs on matters of Latvian law; Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the seller on Ukrainian law matters; and AstapovLawyers advised the KVV Group.EUR 107 millionLatvia;Ukraine
1/1/16AequoAequo represented Reverta, one of the major financial institutions in Latvia, in court proceedings seeking a declaration of title to mortgaged property.USD 6 millionLatvia;Ukraine
1/1/16Linklaters; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB assisted the Allegro Group, a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd., with the divestment of 100% of the shares in its Polish subsidiary Grupa Bankier.pl sp. z o.o. (a company running the -Bankier.pl online financial portal), to the Bonnier Business Polska business media publisher. Linklaters advised Bonnier on the deal.N/APoland
1/1/16DentonsDentons advised Hines Polska on the acquisition of Sky Office Center in Warsaw's business district from 5th Avenue Holding S.A.N/APoland
1/1/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised Samsung Electronics Polska on launching their new distribution channel - the first online store in CEE.N/APoland
1/1/16Schoenherr; Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTakeover by a consortium of international investors of a NPL portfolio from Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) and BCR LeasingN/ARomania
1/1/16NoerrNoerr advised the Cyprus-based Radovan Limited on its acquisition of sole ownership of Konsalnet Security SA, by means of an acquisition of the 50% stake held by Konsalnet Holding SA, the market leader in security services in Poland, which itself is controlled by the private equity fund Value 4 Capital. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen was the counsel of the seller.N/ARomania
1/1/16Biris GoranBiris Goran advised Simartis Telecom on the second round of a venture capital investment by 3TS Capital Partners.N/ARomania
1/1/16Karanovic & Nikolic;Karanovic & Nikolic advised Point Park Properties in its acquisition of certain subsidiaries and assets of the CA Immo group in Central and Eastern Europe. Dentons advised the CA Immo Group.EUR 300 millionSerbia
1/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Clifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised Willis Group on Ukrainian corporate, regulatory (insurance sector), and employment law matters relating to its acquisition of the insurance business of Gras Savoye.EUR 550 millionUkraine
1/1/16AequoAequo advised Edinburgh Business School Eastern Europe in Ukraine on restructuring of its operations.N/AUkraine
1/1/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar advised Ukraine International Airlines on debt restructuring before Zlatobank (Ukraine).USD 20 millionUkraine
1/1/16AequoAequo represented a Ukrainian subsidiary of a Samsung in a number of proceedings before Ukrainian courts regarding the recovery of debt from a Ukrainian trade group.USD 3.5 millionUkraine
1/2/16Gleiss Lutz; Schoenherr; Wolf TheissSchoenherr and Gleiss Lutz advised Heta Asset Resolution on the sale of Hypo Group Alpe Adria to the Advent International fund and the EBRD. Wolf Theiss advised Advent International and the EBRD on the deal.EUR 8.4 billionAustria;Bosnia&Herzegovina;Croatia;Montenegro;Serbia
1/2/16Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt)Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) advised the shareholders of Cgates, the second largest Lithuanian provider of television rebroadcasting and internet access services, on the sale of their shareholding in the company to the Swedish investment company East Capital.EUR 56 millionLithuania
1/2/16Weil Gotshal & MangesWeil Gotshal & Manges advised Banco Santander on the introduction of 12.5 billion shares to trading on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.N/APoland
1/5/16SajicSajic represented Unicredit Bank dd Mostar in the collection of claims in a bankruptcy proceeding against SIMA d.o.o. Aleksandrovac.EUR 4.5 millionBosnia&Herzegovina
1/5/16SajicSajic advised Lithuania's UKIO BANKAS in the sale of claims against companies located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.EUR 6.4 millionBosnia&Herzegovina;Lithuania
1/5/16DentonsDentons advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, mBank, and ING Bank Slaski on the restructuring of the multipurpose financing to Inter Cars announced last winter, which was subsequently increased.EUR 115 millionPoland
1/7/16Baker & McKenzie; Esin Attorney Partnership; White & Case; Willkie Farr & GallagherBaker & McKenzie and the Esin Attorney Partnership, its Turkish arm, advised a group of commercial lenders on the EUR 541 million Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus Project, one of Turkey's first Public Private Partnership hospital projects to reach financial close. Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised the sponsors and White & Case acted for the overall lender group.EUR 541 millionTurkey
1/8/16Allen & Overy; CMS; MLGTS Legal CircleCMS advised OTP on the 100% acquisition of shares in Millennium Bank Romania. MLGTS Legal Circle (Portugal) and A&O (Romania) advised the seller.N/AHungary;Romania
1/9/16Lawin (now Ellex or Cobalt)Lawin (now Ellex or Cobalt) advised SEB Venture Capital on its investment into Molupis & Co., a regional bread bakery and a retail network operator.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
1/9/16SorainenSorainen Lithuania advised Dezinfa, a leading provider of pest control services and products in Lithuania, on its acquisition via public auction of Kauno Profilaktines Dezinfekcijos Stotis (Kaunas Prophylactic Disinfection Station), a pest control and disinfection services company owned by the Kaunas city municipality.N/ALithuania
1/9/16SorainenSorainen Lithuania advised Emahool, the owner of exclusive distribution rights of goods and other specialized products branded with the trademarks of Mothercare and Early Learning Centre in the Baltics, on the sale of its Lithuanian subsidiary to one of the largest distribution and trade networks of children's goods in the Baltic Region.N/ALithuania
1/9/16Popovici Nitu & Asociatii; Reff & AssociatesPopovici Nitu & Asociatii advised Auchan on its takeover of 12 hypermarkets and shopping galleries in Romania that the French retailer was previously renting. Reff & Associates, a member of Deloitte Legal in Romania, advised the sellers.EUR 260 millionRomania
1/9/16McGregor & PartnersMcGregor & Partners announced that it has assisted the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce gain official accreditation as a member of the British Chambers of Commerce Global Accredited Network.N/ARomania
1/10/16Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells; Riesz Law OfficeHogan Lovells advised AMC Networks Central Europe on its February 1, 2015 acquisition of the Czech and Slovak feeds of the Film+ channel from IKO Group, which was advised by Riesz Law Office and Allen & Overy.N/ACzechRepublic;Hungary
1/10/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy delivered a due diligence report regarding the security of a loan portfolio sold by CIB Bank to an affiliated SPV for securitization purposes.N/AHungary
1/10/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Magyar Telekom (an affiliate of Deutsche Telekom) on a mobile network sharing arrangement with Telenor Hungary.N/AHungary
1/12/16Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Hristov & Partners; WilmerHaleHristov & Partners acted as Citrix Systems' sole Bulgarian counsel and advised on all Bulgarian aspects of its acquisition of Sanbolic. WilmerHale (US) and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Sanbolic.N/ABulgaria
1/13/16Chadbourne & Parke; Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci); Fidan & FidanClifford Chance (on English law matters) and the Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership (on Turkish law matters) have advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Denizbank AG, and Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S., in a EUR 272 million financing they provided (in the form of a EUR 250 million term loan and a EUR 22 million contingent loan) as mandated lead arrangers and hedging banks for the Mersin Integrated Health Campus project in Turkey. Chadbourne & Parke and Fidan & Fidan advised the borrowers.EUR 272 millionTurkey
1/13/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar successfully represented LLC Millenium 2003 and the Illichivsk Sea Commercial Port in a dispute related to management of cargo handling facilities.N/AUkraine
1/14/16Herbst Kinsky; Wolf TheissHerbst Kinsky advised Haplogen on the sale of Haplogen Genomics to the Horizon Discovery Group, which was represented by Wolf Theiss.EUR 12.7 millionAustria
1/14/16Kambourov & PartnersKambourov & Partners successfully completed the process of obtaining regulatory clearance for the recent merger of the Carrefour and Piccadilly food retail chains on the Bulgarian food retail marketN/ABulgaria
1/14/16Gleiss Lutz; Baker & McKenzieGleiss Lutz advised E.ON SE, Dusseldorf, on the sale of its Italian coal and gas generation assets to the Czech energy company Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding, which was represented by Baker & McKenzie.N/ACzechRepublic
1/14/16PRK PartnersPRK Partners acted as legal counsel to Raiffeisenbank a.s. in connection with a long-term syndicated loan facility.EUR 95.3 millionCzechRepublic
1/14/16BWW Law & TaxBWW Law & Tax advised the Griffin Group in relation to the acquisition of property located at Miedziana St. in Warsaw, from Zaklady Graficzne -Dom Slowa Polskiego.N/APoland
1/14/16Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci)Clifford Chance and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the firm's Istanbul arm - have advised the joint lead managers on the third international Rule 144A/Reg S sukuk issuance by the Republic of Turkey: USD 1 billion lease certificates due 2024.USD 1 billionTurkey
1/14/16Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and ING Bank N.V., London Branch, acting as Dealer Managers, in connection with the exchange offer of Metinvest B.V.USD 789.7 millionUkraine
1/15/16Dentons; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Orbis Hotel Group , the largest hotel group in Poland and Central Europe, on its EUR 142.3 million acquisition from Accor of 46 hotel properties in six countries across Central Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. The seller was assisted by DentonsEUR 142.3 millionBulgaria;CzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland;Romania;Slovakia
1/15/16K&L Gates; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the German industrial holding Continental on the Czech law aspects of the acquisition of Bavaria-based company AZ Formen including its Czech subsidiary. The seller was advised by K&L Gates.N/ACzechRepublic;Germany
1/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Zeppelin Rental GmbH & Co. KG (-Zeppelin) and Ramirent Plc (-Ramirent) (together -Parties) while notifying their joint venture project - Fehmarnbelt Solution Services (-Fehmarnbelt JV) in four jurisdictions: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Ukraine.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia;Poland;Ukraine
1/15/16Dentons; White & CaseDentons advised Geo Renewables on the sale of its shares in a joint venture that owns and operates a 38 MW wind farm in Wroblew in central Poland to the IKEA Group. The other members of the joint venture, Enlight Renewable Energy (an Israeli investor and developer of renewable energy projects), and the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund, sold their shares to the IKEA Group as well, and were represented by White & Case. Dentons also advised Geo Renewables on the exit of the Fund and Enlight Renewable Energy from the project.N/APoland
1/15/16Clifford ChanceThe Clifford Chance Badea team advised Nidera, a global commodity trader and agribusiness company, on its acquisition of United Shipping Agency, the owner of the largest grain export terminal in the Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania.N/ARomania
1/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised Kingspan on its acquisition of Belgian head-quartered Joris Ide Group, a leading producer of steel profiles for walls and roofs, which is active in Romania through Megaprofil Buzias.EUR 315 million (Global Deal Value)Romania;Russia
1/15/16AequoAequo advised Epicenter K, the largest Ukrainian DIY retail chain, on restructuring part of a payment for Nova Linia's controlling stake.N/AUkraine
1/16/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised MIRACOR Medical Systems in a further financing round.EUR 4.5 millionAustria
1/16/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised the Agrofert group on the purchase of the input trading and agricultural machinery wholesale businesses of IKR Zrt. from insolvency.N/AHungary
1/16/16Gessel; Weil Gotshal & MangesGessel advised Enterprise Venture Fund I, managed by Enterprise Investors, on its acquisition of approximately 19% of shares in J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A., a leading provider of control and analytical services. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised J.S. Hamilton Poland.EUR 7.8 millionPoland
1/16/16Nota BeneNota Bene successfully defended the interests of the SPS Stroy construction company and recovered damages from a subcontractor.915,000.00 RUBRussia
1/19/16Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised the actress Maresa Hoerbiger, the youngest daughter of a famous acting couple, on the sale of a property that, 80 years ago, was the family seat.N/AAustria
1/19/16FKA Furtek Komosa AleksandrowiczFKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Edyta Jusiel Resource Partners Holdings VI, an entity controlled by funds from the Resource Partners group and Ardian, in its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Chojecki.N/APoland
1/19/16White & CaseWhite & Case advised Metso Corporation, a leading minerals processing and flow control technology and services supplier for the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries, on the sale of its Process Automation Systems business to Valmet Corporation.EUR 340 millionPoland;Russia;Turkey
1/19/16CMS; Popovici Nitu & AsociatiiCMS advised AXA on the finalization of the sale of its Romanian operations to Certinvest and SIF Transilvania. Certinvest was represented by Popovici Nitu & Asociatii.N/ARomania
1/19/16Herbert Smith Freehills; LinklatersLinklaters advised on the Kutuzovsky Northern bypass project, which the firm describes as -the first privately financed PPP project in Russia. The project includes financing, design, construction, and operation of the 11 kilometer long toll road in Moscow under a concession agreement. Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Moscow government.N/ARussia
1/20/16Binder Groesswang; Michael Kloter Attorneys; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the AIM Software Group on the receipt of an investment from and transfer of a majority interest to U.S.-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, which was advised by Binder Groesswang. Swiss law advice was provided by Michael Kloter Attorneys, in Zurich.N/AAustria
1/20/16Kocian Solc Balastik; Weil Gotshal & MangesKocian Solc Balastik advised the BMM Group, which manages Zdenek and Michaela Bakalas's Czech assets, on its agreement with the other shareholders to sell an 80% stake in Advanced World Transport to PKP Cargo, the largest Polish railway cargo carrier. PKP Cargo was advised by Weil.N/ACzechRepublic;Poland
1/20/16Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); Erdem & ErdemThe Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - and Clifford Chance's Prague office advised the EBRD in connection with its acquisition of an equity stake of 15.44% in the Turkish company Pasabahce Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret. Erdem & Erdem advised Pasabahce on the deal.EUR 125 millionCzechRepublic;Turkey
1/20/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig acted as legal counsel to Raiffeisen Polbank in the issuance of Series A bonds.EUR 115.6 millionPoland
1/20/16Allen & Overy; Appleby; Maples and Calder; Vinson & Elkins; SkaddenSkadden advised majority shareholders of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, in its stake private and sale of a minority stake to Schlumberger. Allen & Overy, assisted by Appleby, advised Schlumberger. Vinson & Elkins and Maples and Calder are advising the Special Committee.USD 1.7 billionRussia
1/21/16Hengeler Muller; Kirkland & Elis; Linklaters; Wolf TheissTriton was advised by Linklaters and Wolf Theiss (on all Austrian law aspects of the transaction) on its agreement, together with co-investor Capvis, to sell Wittur, one of the world's largest independent suppliers of elevator components and systems, to the U.S.-based private equity group Bain Capital. Bain Capital was advised by Kirkland & Elis and Hengeler Muller.N/AAustria
1/21/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH advised red-stars.com data AG in connection with its investment in KiwiSecurity Software.N/AAustria
1/21/16Binder Groesswang; Willkie Farr & GallagherWillkie Farr & Gallagher and Binder Groesswang advised the Wendel Group on the acquisition of a majority interest in Constantia Flexibles.N/AAustria;CzechRepublic;Poland;Romania;Russia;Turkey
1/21/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine supported OTCPharm Public Company, a subsidiary of Pharmstandard, in the successful December 2014 listing of its shares.N/AUkraine
1/22/16Vegas LexVegas Lex won an appeal for the Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund in a dispute over a trust management agreement.N/ARussia
1/23/16Allen & Overy; CMSCMS advised mBank on the sale of its 100% stake in the Transfinance factoring business to UniCredit Bank. Allen & Overy represented UniCredit in the transaction.N/ACzechRepublic
1/23/16DentonsDentons advised Rosnano OAO in connection with its acquisition of shares in TMK's secondary public offering. To execute the project, Rusnano acquired shares in TMK's secondary public offering and now owns a 5.476% share in the CompanyRUB 5.5 billionRussia
1/26/16Taylor Wessing; Schoenherr; Slaughter & MaySchoenherr and Slaughter & May advised GE Jenbacher, a subsidiary of the US-based conglomerate General Electric, on its acquisition of Francesconi Technologie, a technological products firm based in Kapfenberg, Austria. The seller, the Francesconi Private Foundation, was advised by Taylor Wessing's Vienna office.N/AAustria
1/26/16Petr Dvorak; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised Rexel on the sale of parts of its Czech business to family-owned Elektro S.M.S., which was represented by sole practitioner Petr Dvorak.N/ACzechRepublic
1/27/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss helped Bombardier succeed before the Higher Administrative Court in Austria, which upheld the order by Wiener Linien (Vienna Rails) of 156 new trams from the Canadian company.EUR 526 millionAustria
1/27/16Baker Botts; Binder Groesswang; Eversheds; Weber & Co.; White & CaseBinder Grosswang, Eversheds, and Baker Botts advised MeadWestvaco Group on the sale of its European-based tobacco-folding carton and general packaging business to AR Packaging Group. Weber & Co and White & Case advised AR Packaging.N/AAustria;CzechRepublic;Poland;Russia
1/27/16King & Wood Mallesons; Randa Havel LegalRanda Havel Legal advised EKOL Brno on the sale of a 75 % share to the Chinese engineering firm Xi'An Shaangu Power. King & Wood Mallesons represented Shaangu Power.EUR 48.3 millionCzechRepublic
1/28/16Wolf Theiss; Zaka & KostaWolf Theiss advised Union Bank on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in the LandesLease financial leasing company. Zaka & Kosta represented LandesLease.N/AAlbania
1/28/16Dorda Brugger Jordis; Wolf TheissDorda Bruegger Jordis advised S IMMO on the sale of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the Viertel Zwei district of Vienna to Deka Immobilien. Wolf Theiss advised Deka Immobilien on the deal.EUR 35 millionAustria
1/28/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH advised OMV Aktiengesellschaft on the increase of the company's stake in Petrol Ofisi from 41.58% to 95.75%. with the acquisition of the 54.14% stake held by Dogan Holding.N/AAustria;Turkey
1/28/16Allen & Overy; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiAllen & Overy and CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Ferrexpo on the acquisition of Erste Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft.N/AAustria;Ukraine
1/28/16DLA PiperDLA Piper Hungary advised the Teknikum Group on the aquisition of a 25% stake in T-Plasztik Kft.N/AHungary
1/28/16Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig; Magnusson; Noerr, Schoenherr; White & Case; Weil Gotshal & MangesNoerr provided legal advice to ANV Global Services (Lloyd's syndicate) in the process of granting seller warranties and indemnities insurance policies in relation to various M&A transactions and commercial real estate asset deals carried out in Poland, Romania, and Hungary. White & Case (Hungary), Greenberg Traurig (Hungary), Schoenherr (Poland), and Weil Gotshal & Manges (Romania) advised the purchaser, while Magnusson (Poland) and Clifford Chance (Poland) advised the seller.N/AHungary;Poland;Romania
1/28/16SorainenSorainen Lithuania advised Hotspring Ventures Limited, a UK company operating an online platform for health, beauty, and wellness services under the Wahanda brand name, on its acquisition of Lemon Labs, a leading mobile applications developer in Lithuania.N/ALithuania
1/28/16AequoAequo successfully persuaded the Superior Commercial Court of Ukraine to grant the cassation appeal of the Reverta asset management company in a case involving the title to a mortgage for commercial premises located in downtown Kyiv.N/AUkraine
1/28/16AstersAsters provided legal advice in connection with the exit of minority shareholders of the Ardis Group, a Ukrainian importer and distributor of food products.N/AUkraine
1/29/16Vegas LexVegas Lex won an appeal for the Zlatmash (Zlatoust Machine Building Plant) plant in the Urals in an unjust enrichment case. The case was decided in Russia's Eighteenth Commercial Court of Appeals.N/ARussia
1/29/16Baker & McKenzie; Curtis Mallet-Prevost; Esin Attorney Partnership; StibbeThe Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker & McKenzie have advised the shareholders of Mekanist B.V. on the sale of 100% of shares of Mekanist B.V. and Mekanistnet Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S. to Zomato Ireland Limited. Both Stibbe and Curtis Mallet-Prevost represented Zomato on the deal.N/ATurkey
1/30/16DLA Piper; Eckert & FriesDLA Piper advised the Israeli food company ICL on the acquisition of milk protein specialist Prolactal and its German subsidiary, Rovita. Prolactal was advised by Eckert & Fries.N/AAustria
1/30/16Baiba Strupisa Law Office; Glimstedt;Glimstedt advised Sanitex on the acquisition of its rival OfficeDay.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
1/30/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); CMS; DentonsRTPR Allen & Overy advised CA Immo on the sale of its logistics portfolio in Romania and Poland to PointPark Properties. Dentons acted as legal adviser for PointPark. CMS assisted Raiffeisen Bank International as the financing bank.N/APoland;Romania
1/30/16KPD ConsultingKPD Consulting advised Eurobank Properties in connection with the sale of several buildings in the central business district of Kyiv.EUR 4.4 millionUkraine
1/31/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds represented PUT Intecor during a dispute at the National Appeals Chamber related to construction of a rail line in Krakow.EUR 80 millionPoland
2/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented HP Pelzer Holding GmbH on its high yield offering of EUR 50 million in 7.5 percent senior secured notes due in 2021, as a tap of the EUR 230 million in 7.5 percent senior secured notes due in 2021 issued by HP Pelzer in July 2014.EUR 50 millionCzechRepublic;Poland
2/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt advised Rubylight on the sale of its majority stake in nk.pl. to onet.pl, a subsidiary of Zurich based Ringier Axel Springer Media.N/AEstonia;Poland
2/1/16NoerrNoerr advised IPR-INSIGHTS Ltd. in connection with its venture capital financing from the Bonitas Venture Capital Fund.EUR 1.5 millionHungary
2/1/16AequoRepresented Citadele Banka in a number of court proceedings before Ukrainian courts and state authorities on recovery from Ukrainian debtors.USD 14 millionLatvia;Ukraine
2/1/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania in preparation of its response to the investors' claims regarding alleged damages suffered as a result of state actions in the solar power plant sector that could potentially result in an ICSID or other arbitration against Lithuania.N/ALithuania
2/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Yard Energy in the process of obtaining financing for a wind farm development project.EUR 10 millionPoland
2/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos represented Reckitt Benckiser in a complaint filed with the Romanian Ministry of Finance related to marketing material distributed for Henkel Romania.N/ARomania
2/1/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised Royal Group UAE on a greenfield investment in the banking sector in Serbia.N/ASerbia
2/1/16AequoAequo advised Accovion on tax structuring of clinical trials in Ukraine, including contract-related structuring to minimize VAT exposure.N/AUkraine
2/1/16AequoAequo advised the Natural Pharmaceuticals Group on tax, regulatory, and customs issues related to the supply of food supplements into UkraineN/AUkraine
2/1/16Aequo; AshurstAequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Evry, a Norwegian IT company. Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine.N/AUkraine
2/1/16AequoAequo advised Google Inc. on tax aspects related to the implementation of its products in Ukraine, in particular the introduction of a new YouTube project with engagement of mobile operators in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
2/1/16Allen & Overy; CMSCMS and Allen & Overy, acting for JKX Oil & Gas plc, successfully challenged the Ukrainian Government`s Resolution 647 which allowed the government to vest Naftogaz, a Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company, with the exclusive right to sell gas to most industrial consumers and state-owned companies.N/AUkraine
2/1/16AequoAequo represented Fosun in obtaining merger clearance for its acquisition of Club Med.USD 1.08 billionUkraine
2/2/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Europa Presov Park S.a. r.l. on the sale of the office project Presov Park in Presov, Slovakia.N/ASlovakia
2/2/16Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) in connection with the solicitation of consents of holders of its outstanding 11% Loan Participation Notes due 2014 issued by but without recourse to Standard Bank Plc, for the sole purpose of funding a loan to FUIB.USD 252.4 millionUkraine
2/3/16JPM Jankovici Popovici Mitic; Jones Day; Karanovic & Nikolic; White & CaseWhite & Case and Karanovic & Nikolic advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the Danube Foods Group B.V. and Clates Holding B.V. Jones Day advised Danube Foods Group, and JPM advised the warrantors during the transaction.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina;Croatia;Montenegro;Macedonia;Serbia
2/3/16DentonsDentons acted as legal counsel to AEW Europe on the acquisition from Panattoni Europe of a 255,000 square meter logistics development in Prague.EUR 150 millionCzechRepublic
2/3/16Holman Fenwick WillanHolman Fenwick Willan advised NewLead Holding in relation to the delivery of five bitumen tankers to NewLead's fleet.N/AGreece
2/3/16Musat & Asociatii; NNDKPNestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen assisted Lafarge in connection with the sale of its assets in Romania as part of a selection process won by the Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings, which was advised by Musat & Asociatii.N/ARomania
2/3/16Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & PartnersMonastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners announced that the Moscow Commercial Court awarded RUB 143 million to client IKEA MOS (Retail and Property), as compensation for legal costs incurred in a dispute with suppliers of energy for IKEA shopping centers.EUR 1.9 millionRussia
2/3/16Baker BottsBaker Botts successfully defended Gazprom against a claim for USD 1.37 billon lodged in the United States by Moncrief Oil International.USD 1.37 billionRussia
2/4/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised Sumitomo Corporation as the seller in relation to the sale of Summit Zrt. nx its Hungarian wholly owned financial enterprise of car loans and finance leases to DDM Group AG. CMS advised the DDM Group.N/AHungary
2/4/16Allen & Overy; DentonsAllen & Overy and RTPR Allen & Overy advised CA Immobilien Anlagen's on the sale of its 467,000 square meter logistics portfolio in Romania and Poland to the PointPark Properties fund. Dentons advised PointPark Properties.N/ARomania
2/4/16Vilau | AssociatesVilau | Associates announced that the Romanian Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation has dismissed the claim of Carpatair against the firm's client, the Timisoara International Airport.N/ARomania
2/5/16Goluchowski, Siemiatkowski, Zwara; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Sorainen; Wistrand; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrLawin Lithuania (now Valiunas Ellex) and Goluchowski, Siemiatkowski, Zwara (Poland) advised the BPT Optima real estate foundation on the sale of a real estate portfolio to the Switzerland-based Partners Group private equity fund. Sorainen (Lithuania), WKB (Poland), and Wistrand (Sweden) advised the Partners Group and its new investment vehicle together with its operating partner Northern Horizon Capital on the acquisition.EUR 163 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania;Poland
2/5/16Baker & McKenzie; Dentons (BASEAK); Esin Attorney Partnership;The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Ideal Standard Sanitaryware Holding in connection with its joint venture with Ece Banyo Gerecleri Sanayi ve Ticaret, a manufacturer of Turkish sanitary ware. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki - the Turkish arm of Dentons - advised Ece Banyo.N/ATurkey
2/5/16Ilyashev & PartnersThe Economic Court of Kyiv granted in full the claim of Bradwin Trading Limited - represented by Ilyashev & Partners - in a case regarding disputed ownership in Lira-2000 LLC and an office building on Kyiv's Slavy Square that is leased by the World Bank.N/AUkraine
2/6/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH advised CA Immo on the sale of the 6,400 square meter Buda Business Center office complex in the second district of Budapest to an open-ended fund managed by Diofa Fund Management under the terms of an asset deal.N/AHungary
2/6/16CobaltCobalt representated SIA Acme Corporation on the sale of its subsidiaries, SIA Apex Investments and SIA Tukuma Projekts, to the Netherlands-based Hili Properties B.V. uta being the main tenants of those trade centers.N/ALatvia
2/6/16Addleshaw Goddard; NoerrNoerr assisted Oakley Capital with respect to the acquisition of a majority stake in the Polish subsidiary of Damovo. Addleshaw Goddard provided overall coordination.N/APoland
2/6/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported AKB Souyz in its successful securitization of a part of the bank's mortgage portfolio.N/ARussia
2/6/16BDK Advokati; Jankovici Popovic MiticBDK Advokati announced that it advised TabTale on the acquisition of Serbian computer and mobile game developer Level Bit, which was advised by JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic.N/ASerbia
2/6/16Bird & Bird; BTS & Partners; Gencer Law FirmBird & Bird advised Armacell International, a world leader in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and also a leading provider of engineered foams, on the acquisition of the Turkish insulation materials manufacturer OneFlex. On matters of Turkish law Armacell was supported by BTS & Partners. The three sellers were advised by the Gencer Law Firm.N/ATurkey
2/9/16Dorda Brugger Jordis; KlemmDorda Brugger Jordis acted as Austrian counsel to ORPEA Group on its acquisition of SeneCura Kliniken und Heimebetriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., an Austrian group for nursing care services. SeneCura was advised by the Klemm law firm.N/AAustria
2/9/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiSPCG announced that it won a dispute for the Town of Zakopane involving charges that the Zakopane Council's Resolution of December 15, 1999, No. XV/140/99, on the study of the conditions and directions of spatial management for the town, was invalid.N/APoland
2/9/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised Austria's Gerlinger Holding on the acquisition of the Mitros meat processing plant as part of the insolvency proceedings of Industrija mesa SL Mitros AD Beograd.EUR 800,000Serbia
2/10/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiSPCG advised Centrum Biurowe Vinci spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia in relation to a loan the company was given by mBank Hipoteczny to refinance the construction of its Vinci Office Center building.N/APoland
2/11/16Vavrovsky Heine MarthVavrovsky Heine Marth advised Immo Kapitalanlage in the acquisition of the Forum Schoenbrunn - Bauteil 1 office building from Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien.N/AAustria
2/12/16Hristov & PartnersHristov & Partners advised CCC Bulgaria on the transfer and acqusition of a part of the enterprise as a going concern of Infracos Bulgaria, including certain natural gas infrastructure and related assets in Bulgaria.N/ABulgaria
2/12/16CobaltCobalt advised the shareholders of Cgates on the sale of their shareholding in the company to the Swedish investment company East Capital.EUR 56 millionLithuania
2/12/16AequoAequo successfully represented Samsung Electronics in a dispute for debt collection arising from supply contracts.EUR 1.5 millionUkraine
2/13/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised the Vienna-based Panoptes Pharma drug developer in connection with a strategic partnership with Mediolanum Laboratoires Leurquin, a subsidiary of the Italian pharmaceutical company Mediolanum Farmaceutici.N/AAustria
2/13/16Linklaters; Wardynski & PartnersLinklaters advised the Ozarow Group, a part of the CRH corporation, on the sale of 100% of shares in the Prefabet Group to H+H Polska, a member of Denmark's H+H Group. H+H Polska was advised by Wardynski & Partners.N/APoland
2/13/16Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright advised Tauron Sweden Energy AB (publ) as issuer and Tauron Polska Energia S.A. as guarantor on the issue of unsecured German registered notes.EUR 168 millionPoland
2/13/16Liniya PravaLiniya Prava supported IES Holding's reorganization, which resulted in the consolidation of the group's generating and service assets (Volzhskaya TGC), as well as its sales assets (EnergosbyT Plus).N/ARussia
2/13/16Eversheds; Gibson Dunn & CrutcherEversheds successfully represented Vitaly Smagin in an arbitration against Russian politician Ashot Egiazaryan, who was represented by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.USD 84 millionRussia
2/13/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. (London Branch), the solicitation agent, in relation to solicitation by the First Ukrainian International Bank of consent from the note-holders of its outstanding Loan Participation Notes due 2014 issued by Standard Bank Plc to amend their terms and conditions.USD 252.5 millionUkraine
2/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the German industrial holding Continental on the extension of its production facilities in the Czech Republic. The investment value amounted to approximately CZK 270 million (approx. EUR 10 million).EUR 10 millionCzechRepublic
2/17/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised Wikitude in connection with the investment into the company of Konica Minolta.N/AAustria
2/17/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners successfully defended the interests of a subsidiary of NCH Capital Inc. in a labor dispute with its former CEO, who was challenging his dismissal by investors.N/AUkraine
2/19/16Sysouev, Bondar, KhrapoutskiSysouev, Bondar, Khrapoutski signed a Memorandum of Legal Partnership with the Belarusian Federation of Futsal to provide professional services in connection with the organization of XI Futsal World Championship.N/ABelarus
2/19/16Cobalt; Fort; SorainenCobalt advised Mezzanine Management on the private equity fund's EUR 7 million investment in commercial refrigeration business Freor. Fort advised the exiting shareholder in Freor, and Sorainen advised Freor itself.EUR 7 millionLithuania
2/19/16Dentons (BASEAK)Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki - the Turkish arm of Dentons - successfully advised the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (on the establishment of a company to undertake investments and related advisory services in targeted sectors (agriculture, tourism higher education, etc.) in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, in collaboration with local and foreign co-investors.USD 10.1 millionTurkey
2/20/16Allen & Overy; CMSAllen & Overy advised the lead arrangers on a EUR 400 million secured working capital, receivables, and inventory financing for the MET group. The borrower was advised by CMS.EUR 400 millionAustria;Croatia;Hungary;Romania;Slovakia
2/20/16CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo; Kemp LittleCMS advised Clarion Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in the Moravia IT global localization and translation business. Other firms advising Clarion included Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo. Moravia was represented by the UK-based Kemp Little law firm. Havel Holasek & Partners advised private investor Katerina Janku.N/ACzechRepublic
2/20/16Papapolitis & PapapolitisPapapolitis & Papapolitis acted as Greek Counsel to Third Point Hellenic Recovery Fund in its 20% investment in the auto-insurer Hellas Direct.EUR 5 millionGreece
2/20/16Fort; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex)Fort advised the Elgamos Group on the sale of a 15% stake in subsidiary Elgama-Elektronika - a producer of static electricity meters - to China's Jiangsu Linyang Electronics, which was advised by Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex).N/ALithuania
2/20/16TrinitiTriniti reported that the claim of Societe des Produits Nestle, challenging the registration of the CHOCA trademark by firm client Naujasis Nevezis, was dismissed by the Vilnius Regional Court.N/ALithuania
2/23/16Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt)Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) represented Eurovia Lietuva in a claim against the Ukmerge Municipal Administration for what the company claimed was an unlawful exclusion from participating in a public procedure for the award of a public contract for works of remediation of contaminated areas at a Ukmerge military site.N/ALithuania
2/23/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Zentraleuropa LPG Holding GmbH on the acquisition of shares held by some minority shareholders in Flaga LPG S.A. (an LPG distribution company).N/ARomania
2/24/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Kunz Schima WallentinCHSH provided legal advice to the Cascade Group in connection with the acquisition of a minority share of 40% in an Austrian joint venture company managing all activities developed by INALCA (Cremonini Group) in Russia. The Kunz Schima Wallentin law firm represented INALCA.EUR 60 millionRussia
2/24/16AstersAsters advised the Ardis Group in connection with the company's acquisition of milk production equipment in Italy.N/AUkraine
2/25/16Miro Senica; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnersRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners provided full legal support to Heta Asset Resolution on its sale of a hotel complex in Slovenia (Terme SPA Rogaska d.d.) to SLKI, which was advised by Miro Senica.EUR 12 millionSlovenia
2/25/16Baker & McKenzie; Verdi; FreshfieldsThe Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised the Dogan Group on the sale of 25% of the shares of D-Market Elektronik Hizmetler Ticaret to the Abraaj Group, which was represented by the Verdi Law Office in Turkey and by Freshfields in Dubai.N/ATurkey
2/26/16Clifford Chance; Eisenberger & HerzogClifford Chance advised Goldman Sachs and UBS on the provision of a bridge financing facility for Deutsche Wohnen AG's intended voluntary public tender offer to acquire Austria-based conwert Immobilien Invest SE. Vienna-based Eisenberger & Herzog advised on the Austrian takeover law-related issues regarding the transaction.N/AAustria
2/26/16Wolf Theiss; Allen & Overy; Freshfields; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss and Allen & Overy advised British packaging producer DS Smith on its acquisition of the Vienna-based Duropack packaging group from the CP Group 2 BV subsidiary of One Equity Partners, which was represented by Freshfields.EUR 300 millionAustria
2/26/16Binder Groesswang; Dentons; Havel & Holasek; Selih & Partner; Kinstellar; Wolf TheissBinder Groesswang advised Rail Cargo Austria AG on the transfer of personnel, assets, and participations of Rail Cargo Logistics Austria (the then -Express Interfracht), all -thoroughly re-organized and bundled" within the newly established "European Contract Logistics - Austria" (ECL), as well as on the consecutive intra-group transfer of the shares in ECL. Other firms advising on the matter included Dentons (Hungary), Havel & Holasek (Slovakia and Czech Republic); Selih & Partner (Slovenia); Kinstellar (Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina). Wolf Theiss advised on the transfer of assets from Rail Cargo Austria to European Contract Logistics.N/ACzechRepublic;Hungary;SerbiaandBosnia&Herzegovina;Slovakia;Slovenia
2/26/16Cobalt; Tark Grunte SutkieneCobalt represented Baltcap Private Equity Fund II in its acquisition of the remaining 25% of shares in Ecoservice from AWT Holding - which was represented by Tark Grunte Sutkiene.EUR 3.5 millionLithuania
2/26/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support on the issuance of TransFin-M PC's convertible bonds.N/ARussia
2/27/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised Humanetics Innovative Solutions - a division of Safety Holdings Technology Holdings - on its acquisition of FronTone GmbH, a leading manufacturer of advanced safety test equipment.N/AAustria
2/27/16Binder Groesswang; Varnum; White & Case; Allen & OveryBinder Groesswang represented Magna Steyr - the Austria-based operating unit of Magna International - on the sale of its entire battery packs business to Samsung SDI. The Varnum law firm advised on United States and Michigan law, and White & Case advised on Chinese law. Samsung was represented by Allen & Overy.N/AAustria
2/27/16ScherbaumSeebacherThe proposal put forward by bankruptcy administrator Norbert Scherbaum and his ScherbaumSeebacher law firm for the bankrupt KROBATH Wasser Warme Wohlbehagen plumber and heating installer was implemented.N/AAustria
2/27/16Binder Groesswang; Kinstellar; SchoenherrBinder Groesswang and Kinstellar advised ContourGlobal on the acquisition of 4 Austrian windparks, 2 Czech photovoltaic plants, and one Slovak photovoltaic plant from RENERGIE and REE - both affiliates of Austria's Raiffeisen Banking Group. Kinstellar provided local advice to Contour Global in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Schoenherr advised RENERGIE and REE.N/AAustria;CzechRepublic;Slovakia
2/27/16SorainenSorainen's Lithuanian office is advising AlternativaPlatform, a multiplayer online games and services developer, on issues related to launching and doing business in Lithuania.N/ALithuania
2/27/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP successfully represented Slubicki Province in a prominent case over the former customs clearance freight terminal in Swiecko that the Province acquired from the State Treasury.N/APoland
2/27/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Hungarian energy company MVM on its purchase of a hydroelectric power plant in Romania.EUR 30 millionRomania;Hungary
2/27/16Allen & Overy; White & CaseAllen & Overy advised Emerson on the sale of one of the production units in its Slovak subsidiary to a U.S. engine manufacturer, as well as assisting it with the organization of shareholders' meetings and disputes with minority shareholders. The buyer was assisted by White & CaseN/ASlovakia
2/28/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds represented TD Williamson in the enforcement of claims and restructuring of business relations with Gazomontaz in connection with the pending restructuring and bankruptcy of Gazomontaz.N/APoland
3/1/16Gugushed & PartnersGugushed & Partners advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. on Bulgarian law elemnts of several amendments to a credit agreement.EUR 740 millionBulgaria
3/1/16CMS; DentonsCMS advised TREI Real Estate on the sale of Penny Market distribution centre in Radonice to ZFP Investments, which was advised by Dentons.N/ACzechRepublic
3/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Arx Equity Partners Ltd. and healthcare investor Joseph Priel in their acquisition of Diagnosticni Center Bled d.o.o., the largest private healthcare service provider in Slovenia, from its founding shareholders.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovenia
3/1/16Motieka & AudzeviciusMotieka & Audzevicius advised the management team on its buy-out of 94% shares in UAB ILSANTA.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
3/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt counselled the television channel TV3/ Modern Times Group upon acquisition of SmartAD.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
3/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the restructuring of the financing scheme of the spin-off GED Logistics SA, which it acquired.EUR 15 millionGreece
3/1/16White & Case; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB advised ZSPS Siekierki sp. z o.o. and its sole shareholder, PGNiG Termika S.A., on financing obtained from Bank Pekao S.A. for the construction of an ash separation plant at PGNiG Termika's Warsaw-based Siekierki heat and power plant. White & Case assisted the bank.N/APoland
3/1/16bpv Hugel; NoerrNoerr assisted on the Polish aspects of the establishment of a joint-venture between RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria and AGRANA, a sugar, starch and fruit group, with regard to subsidiaries Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH and AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH, both operating in the fruit juice concentrate business. The firm also supported the merger of the Polish subsidiaries - Ybbstaler Fruit Polska sp. z o.o. and AGRANA Juice Poland sp. z o.o. bpv Hugel advised on the establishment of the joint venture and merger processes in Austria.N/APoland;Austria
3/1/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii represented CEZ Romania in an ICC Arbitration brought by Electrica SA.EUR 82 millionRomania
3/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos represented the Buchin Commune in a public property case involving the determination of the borders between it and Caransebes City.N/ARomania
3/1/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour on its lease of 6,850 square meters in Skanska's Green Court Bucharest.N/ARomania
3/1/16DentonsDentons avised L1 Energy on ots acquisition of RWE DEA AG, a leading international oil and gas company, from RWE AG .USD 7.1 billionRussia
3/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Hearst Corporation on Ukrainian competition law matters relating to its acquisition of Fitch Group.USD 2 billionUkraine
3/1/16AequoAequo advised the Baltic International Bank on tax aspects of operations by a non-resident entity holding real estate in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
3/1/16AequoAequo advised the Inditex Group on taxation and customs law matters in the context of a contemplated restructuring of Crimean investments of the group and tax effects of writing-off certain Crimean investments of the group.N/AUkraine
3/1/16Aequo; Stelios AmericanosAequo advised the Subsidiary Bank of Sberbank of Russia (Ukraine) in the course of restructuring the indebtedness of borrower Master Avia LLC, one of the leading aircraft ground handling companies in Ukraine, under a loan facility in the amount of up to USD 40 million. Stelios Americanos acted as the Cypriot law adviser.USD 40 millionUkraine
3/1/16AequoAequo advised the EBRD on various issues related to restructuring of its operations in Eastern Ukraine territories now affected by military actions and anti-terrorist operation, including on restructuring of loans granted to Ukrainian borrowers operating in that region.N/AUkraine
3/2/16SchoenherrSchoenherr is assisting Heta Asset Resolution in its preparation of the first European resolution pursuant to the European framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions on the basis of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014.N/AAustria
3/2/16Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & VelichkovDjingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov successfully represented Punto FA before the Sofia Appellate Court in "a commercial dispute related to the voidness, voidabiliy, or unenforceability of legal acts detrimental to creditors in cross border insolvency.N/ABulgaria
3/2/16MagnussonMagnusson advised Octava in connection with the acquisition of two office buildings in Poland from Lithuanian real estate fund BPT Optima.N/APoland
3/2/16Hogan LovellsHogan Lovells won a judgment in the English Court of Appeal requiring Sergei Pugachev to disclose further information about a number of discretionary trusts he has been fighting to withhold since their existence was revealed in Court last year.N/ARussia
3/2/16Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie acted as Russian counsel for Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on corporate and commercial aspects of its global joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.N/ARussia
3/3/16Gleiss Lutz; Dvorak Hager & Partners; DLA PiperGleiss Lutz and Dvorak Hager & Partners (on Czech elements) advised TRW Automotive, a global supplier for the automotive industry, on the sale of its engine components division (headquartered in Germany) to the Federal Mogul Group. DLA Piper advised Federal Mogul.USD 385 millionCzechRepublic
3/3/16AstersAsters advised FIM Bank on Ukrainian law aspects of trade finance operations.N/AUkraine
3/4/16SorainenSorainen advised on the establishment of Junonalt and Roltena currency exchange operators.N/ALithuania
3/4/16Dentons; Radwan-RohrenschefRadwan-Rohrenschef defended Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka SA, against the claims of its former CEO. Dentons represented the claimant.N/APoland
3/4/16Kochanski Zieba Rapala & PartnersKochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners announced that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw had dismissed an appeal filed by former Polish Deputy Prime Minister Roman Giertych in its entirety in a case he brought against KZR&P client Ringier Axel Springer Polska publishing house.N/APoland
3/4/16Schoenherr; Miro Senica & PartnersSchoenherr advised Telekom Slovenije on its acquisition of Slovenian mobile virtual network operator Debitel telekomunikacije from sellers ACH, Adria Mobil, and Svema Trade. Ljubljana-based Miro Senica & Attorneys advised the sellers.N/ASlovenia
3/5/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Addleshaw Goddard; Bar und KarrerCHSH advised the British outsourcing group Capita on Austrian elements of its acquisition of Avocis. Addleshaw Goddard was global counsel for Capita, and the Zurich-based Bar und Karrer law firm represented Avocis.EUR 210 millionAustria
3/5/16Skrastins and DzenisSkrastins and Dzenis conducted a legal research and due diligence project commissioned by the EBRD to assess the availability of long term financing and the contours of the legal framework applicable to the operation of Energy Services Companies and energy efficiency projects related to a significant renovation of residential buildings from the Soviet period in Latvia.N/ALatvia
3/5/16Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & PartnersMZS won a major decision in the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow on behalf of client Sistema JSFC.N/ARussia
3/6/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank in the process of restructuring of subsidiary Commercial Bank Victoria EAD as part of the latter's successful supervision and reopening for businessN/ABulgaria
3/6/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss represented J-Trading in its acquisition of a 100% share in Atlantic Bluefin Tuna farm Kali Tuna from Baja Aqua Farms, a Mexican subsidiary of Umami Sustainable Seafood.USD 10.2 millionCroatia
3/9/16Allen & Overy; Havel, Holasek Partners; PatriaAllen & Overy advised SC Johnson on its acquisition of shares in HomeBrands, and on the transfer of the HomeBrands business from Unilever in the Czech Republic. Havel, Holasek Partners advised the seller. Patria acted as transaction counsel.N/ACzechRepublic
3/10/16Hedman PartnersHedman Partners advised Taxify on raising capital.EUR 1.4 millionEstonia
3/10/16Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); SorainenLawin (now Valiunas Ellex) advised Baltic Property Trust Secura, which is currently in voluntary liquidation, on the sale of its largest property, the Europa shopping mall in Vilnius. The mall was acquired by the Baltic Opportunity Fund, managed by Northern Horizon Capital, and which was advised by Sorainen.N/ALithuania
3/10/16SorainenSorainen advised Plane Business on the acquisition of an aircraft flying the Lithuanian flag.EUR 76 millionLithuania
3/10/16Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Dentons;Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners advised Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals in its 49% shareholding investment in Bioagra S.A., and the subsequent sale of the investment to companies related to the Zbigniew Komorowski family. Those companies were represented by Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, and Bioagra's banks were represented by Dentons.EUR 25.3 millionPoland
3/10/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP advised the city of Poznan on a municipal waste incineration plant.EUR 80 millionPoland
3/10/16YUSTThe YUST law firm successfully represented the interests of Porsche Russland LLC in a dispute with the Russian tax authorities.N/ARussia
3/11/16Dvorak Hager & PartnersDvorak Hager & Partners advised Raiffeisen bank in connection with acquisition financing and refinancing of the operating financing. Although the firm did not identify the target of the Raiffeisen bank acquisition, it described it as a Czech company owning a real estate portfolio in Northern Moravia.N/ACzechRepublic
3/11/16SorainenSorainen successfully represented Statoil Fuel & Retail Eesti in a dispute before the European Court of Justice, which ruled that sales tax imposed on the company from June 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011, violated EU law and the excise duty directive.N/ALithuania
3/12/16Clifford Chance; Freshfields; Wolf TheisClifford Chance's Prague and Frankfurt offices advised Union Investment Real Estate on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Palladium shopping and office center in Prague from a company managed by Hannover Leasing (which remains as a minority shareholder and asset manager of the center). Freshfields and Wolf Theiss advised Hannover Leasing.N/ACzechRepublic
3/13/16Ecovis Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar announced that it "proved in court that the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is not authorized to issue air route operating permits."N/AUkraine
3/13/16IntegritesIntegrites advised the MegaTrade Group on securing commercial financing for 2014-2015.USD 10 millionUkraine
3/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Smurfit Kappa Group plc ("SKG") on the issue of EUR 250 million of senior secured notes for the purpose of refinancing EUR 1.25 billion of senior facilities. SKG successfully completed the pricing of an offering of EUR 250 million of euro-denominated senior notes due 2025 to be issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary Smurfit Kappa Acquisition ("SKA").EUR 1.5 billionCzechRepublic
3/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised CTP it its acquisition of the Mercury Logistics Park from the American investment fund Heitman.N/ARomania
3/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance Badea provided assistance to the Romanian subsidiary of TT Electronics on accessing three credit facilities, under the same conditions and at the same time, based on multicurrency revolving facility agreements between the mother company and the creditors: (1) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement with a maximum principal aggregate amount of GBP 45 million between TT Electronics plc as original borrower and a group of banks represented by HSBC Bank plc as Agent, and including Abbey National Treasury Services plc, Barclays plc, HSBC Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as Arrangers; (2) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement with a maximum principal aggregate amount of USD 10 million between TT Electronics PLC as original borrower and Comerica Bank as Agent and Arranger; and (3) a multicurrency revolving facility agreement a maximum principal aggregate amount of USD 30 million between TT Electronics PLC as original borrower and Fifth Third Bank as Agent and Arranger.GBP 45 million + USD 40 millionRomania
3/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance Badea advised a bank consortium led by BRD Groupe Societe Generale S.A. as Agent and Arranger, and including Banca Romaneasca, Bancpost, Allianz Tiriac Insurance, and Groupama Insurance, on a syndicated loan facility for Energomontaj.RON 145 millionRomania
3/16/16BoreniusBorenius' Lithuanian office supported Google in its establishment of its subsidiary Google Lithuania UAB.N/ALithuania
3/17/16Vavrovsky Heine Marth RechtsanwalteThe real estate team of Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwalte advised ERSTE Immobilien in the acquisition of property located in the Monte Laa area of Vienna from Strauss & Partner Development, the Austrian subsidiary of UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft.EUR 70 millionAustria
3/18/16Benn Ibler; Binder Groesswang; CMS; FreshfieldsThe Republic of Austria, represented by Finanzmarktbeteiligung Aktiengesellschaft des Bundes (the Financial Market Holding Company of the Republic of Austria - FIMBAG), sold its 99.78% share in the state-owned Kommunalkredit Austria AG (KA) to an English-Irish consortium. CMS advised FIMBAG, Binder Groesswang advised the consortium of buyers, and Freshfields advised KA. Austrian firm Benn Ibler also worked on the deal.N/AAustria
3/18/16Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos Koves & Partners; White & CaseKocian Solc Balastik and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised Karlovarske mineralni vody on its acquisition of the Hungarian bottled water Kekkuti Asvanyviz from Nestle Waters, represented by White & Case.N/AHungary
3/18/16Weil Gotshal Manges; Orrick; Dentons; Latham & Watkins; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Clifford ChanceGroupe Canal+ (advised by Orrick and Dentons) and the ITI Group (advised by Weil) have sold their majority stake in Poland's largest broadcaster - the TVN Group - to US media group Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps Networks Interactive was advised by Latham & Watkins and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. Clifford Chance advised TVN.N/APoland
3/18/16Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners; Kancelaria Radcow Prawnych M. Gradzki, J. MazanKochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners secured a victory for Jan Rokita in a claim brought by Konrad Kornatowski - the former Polish Chief of Police (who was represented by Marek Gradzki from Kancelaria Radcow Prawnych M. Gradzki, J. Mazan) - in the Regional Court in Warsaw.N/APoland
3/18/16Prica & Partners; Wolf TheissPrica & Partners and Wolf Theiss acted as local counsels in the notification of the competition authority in Serbia of the global merger between Holcim and Lafarge.N/ASerbia
3/18/16Lavrynovych & Partners Law FirmLavrynovych & Partners Law Firm announced that it had been selected as legal advisor by Peri Ukraine, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems.N/AUkraine
3/19/16Dentons; KinstellarDentons advised AIG/Lincoln on the sale of its Campus Square retail park in Brno's Bohunice district to a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors. CBRE was represented by Kinstellar and E&Y.N/ACzechRepublic
3/19/16SorainenSorainen Lithuania advised Nasdaq on establishing a new technology and business support competence center in Vilnius as well as on employment law and data protection matters related to hiring new employees.N/ALithuania
3/19/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiStudnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski advised Fenzi Group in its acquisition of shares in Kadmar spolka.N/APoland
3/19/16Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance;RTPR Allen & Overy advised Regina Maria on the lease of approximately 1,500 square meters in the Charles de Gaulle Plaza office building. Clifford Chance Badea advised lessor HR GLL CDG Plaza S.R.L.N/ARomania
3/20/16Dorda Brugger Jordis; Georg MandlDorda Brugger Jordis advised the buyers of the "Passage 22" shopping centre in Rankweil, Vorarlberg, Austria, which was previously owned by ZIMA Projekt Baugesellschaft mbH. The seller was advised by Georg Mandl, a local counsel in the province of Vorarlberg.N/AAustria
3/20/16Squire Patton Boggs; Komosa Imielowski; Sojka Maciak MataczynskiSquire Patton Boggs advised the Warsaw-based private equity and venture capital investor MCI Management on a financing round in the Ganymede Group - which was advised by Komosa Imielowski and Sojka Maciak Mataczynski.N/APoland
3/20/16Baker & McKenzie; Dentons (BASEAK); Van Campen LiemLawyers from Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, and Baker & McKenzie's Amsterdam office, advised the Olgar Group on a stake share to Global Investment House, which was advised by Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki (BASEAK) - the firm associated with Dentons in Turkey - and Van Campen Liem.N/ATurkey
3/20/16Doubinsky & OsharovaDoubinsky & Osharova successfully defended the interests of the Ingosstrah insurance agency in litigation over its right to the -Ingosstrah trademark in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
3/23/16Lavrynovych & PartnersThe Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar GSM extended its contract for legal services with Lavrynovych & Partners through the end of 2015N/AUkraine
3/24/16Kocian Solc BalastikKSB successfully persuaded the Czech Supreme Administrative Court that its client Philips was not a party to a cartel agreement between color TV manufacturers, as was alleged by the Czech Competition Authority.N/ACzechRepublic
3/24/16Furtek Komosa AleksandrowiczFKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Elekta in its expansion into the Polish market by means of its acquisition of RTA - a leading Polish distributor of advanced technologies for medicine.N/APoland
3/24/16Dentons; White & CaseDentons advised Geo Renewables on the December 2014 sale of its shares in a joint venture that owns and operates a 38 MW wind farm in Wroblew in central Poland to the IKEA Group. The other members of the joint venture, Enlight Renewable Energy (an Israeli investor and developer of renewable energy projects) and the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund sold their shares to the IKEA Group as well, and were represented by White & Case.N/APoland
3/24/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported aluminum producer UC RUSAL on the listing of its ordinary shares on the Moscow Exchange's First Level quotation list.N/ARussia
3/25/16Withers; Clyde & Co.Withers successfully represented OMV Petrom - the successor in title to Romanian oil companies SC Rafirom and SC Compania Romana de Petrol SA - in a dispute regarding oil the two Romanian companies received from Marc Rich & Co. (which became Glencore International AG in 1994). Clyde & Co. represented Glencore in the matter.USD 40 millionRomania
3/30/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Gassauer-FleissnerCHSH advised Infineon Technologies AG and GE Ventures (a unit of General Electric) on its entrance into a strategic partnership with, and becoming new equity stakeholders in, TTTech Computertechnik AG. Gassauer-Fleissner advised TTTech on the deal.EUR 50 millionAustria
3/30/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH successfully persuaded the Austrian Supreme Court that McDonald's has exclusive rights to the prefix "Mc" and its use in the food sector as well as in relation to the provision of food and drink and temporary accommodation.N/AAustria
3/30/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. was engaged by Telenor Bulgaria EAD to prepare a comprehensive analysis of the compliance of Bulgarian legislation with Directive 2014/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks.N/ABulgaria
3/30/16Allen & Overy; Hajek, Zrzavecky;Allen & Overy advised Zentiva, the largest Czech pharmaceutical company, in an unfair competition claim and trademark invalidation proceedings in the Czech Republic against Teva Pharmaceuticals Czech Republic in relation to Zentiva's flagship product - Paralen. Hajek, Zrzavecky acted as legal adviser to Teva.N/ACzechRepublic
3/30/16Balcar, Polansky and PartnersBalcar, Polansky and Partners advised Microsoft in the signing of lease agreements in Prague and Bratislava.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
3/30/16Dvorak Hager & PartnersDvorak Hager & Partners announced it was representing Saxo Bank with respect to enforcement of claims against its clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
3/30/16Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt)Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt) advised AB Bobutes paskola, a major Lithuanian provider of fast consumer credits, in connection with its bond issue and admission to trading on the First North debt securities market.N/ALithuania
3/30/16Hogan Lovells; Clifford ChanceHogan Lovells advised Union Investment on its acquisition of the Sarni Stok shopping center in Bielsko-Biala, in Poland's Silesia region, from CBRE Global Investors. Clifford Chance advised CBRE on the deal.N/APoland
3/30/16Kochanski Zieba Rapala & PartnersKochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners (KZR&P) reports that the Regional Court in Warsaw has dismissed the Statement of Claim submitted by former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski - with the CHAI Foundation as an intervening party - in a case against Ringier Axel Springer Polska, represented by KZR&P. Sikorski was represented by Roman Giertych - the plaintiff in an earlier case against RASP.N/APoland
3/30/16Wolf Theiss; Bondoc & AssociatesWolf Theiss advised George Butunoiu in the sale of the Restograf.ro website to Skin Media, the distributor of Nikon products in Romania, which is owned by the Perian family. Skin Media was advised by Bondoc & Associates.N/ARomania
3/30/16SkaddenSkadden advised the underwriters in connection with Russian retailer Lenta Ltd.'s secondary public offering by way of a placement of 35.2 million global depositary receipts, representing newly issued shares, on the London Stock Exchange.N/ARussia
3/30/16Jankovici Popovici MiticJPM succeeded in an arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, representing Atos IT Solutions and Services doo Belgrade, Siemens Ltd. Belgrade, and MS GIS Informationssyteme as claimants, against the Republic Geodetic Authority, as respondent.N/ASerbia
3/30/16CMS Cameron McKennaCMS Cameron McKenna in Kyiv was appointed by the EBRD as legal advisor to the Business Ombudsman Council, a project financed through grant funding under the EBRD Multi-Donor Account for Ukraine.N/AUkraine
3/31/16CMS; DentonsCMS advised Orifdzhan Shadiev, a Kazakh private individual, on his acquisition of JSC SB RBS (Kazakhstan), the Kazakhstan-based provider of wholesale and retail banking products and services, from Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. Dentons advised RBS.N/ACzechRepublic
3/31/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds supported Fluor in negotiations with Orlen regarding modernisation of the CDU IV Unit in Plock. The firm also supported Fluor in the tender procedure of Lotos for the EPC contract for the Hydrowax Vacuum Distillation Unit.N/APoland
3/31/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised WYG plc on refinancing its existing Lloyds Bank credit facility by Santander.GBP 30 millionPoland
3/31/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised the Direct Marketing Association on a unique project called the Robinsons List (www.listarobinsonow.pl) - a self-regulation initiative addressed to marketing companies acting on the Polish market. Wierzbowski Eversheds assisted SMB in negotiations with regulators: the Personal Data Protection Authority, the Office for Consumer and Competition Protection, and the Electronic Communication Office.N/APoland
3/31/16Squire Patton Boggs; Hogan Lovells; Taylor WessingSquire Patton Boggs advised MCI Management on its investment in the Auctionata online auction house's series C financing round. Auctionata - which was represented by Hogan Lovells - also welcomed Hearst Ventures from New York (which was represented by Taylor Wessing), leading growth investor Kreos Capital from London, and Yuan Capital from Hong Kong as new investors.EUR 42 millionPoland
3/31/16AequoAequo successfully represented Reverta in the Upstar Continental Ukraine bankruptcy, in a case heard by the Superior Commercial Court of Ukraine.N/AUkraine
4/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Adriatic Petroleum Platform Pte. Ltd. with respect to the tender participation legal procedures for the BOT concession of a multi buoy mooring facility in Porto Romano, Durres, Albania, including drafting a consortium agreement and the concession agreement to be entered into with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.EUR 10,5 millionAlbania
4/1/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiAs part of CHSH's ongoing pro bono relationship with DisAbility Performance Social Enterprise, the firm assisted the Viennese business consultancy on obtaining financing in the form of profit-sharing capital from BonVenture Fonds, Munich.N/AAustria
4/1/16Karanovic & Nikolic; Vukovic & PartnersKaranovic & Nikolic advised SBB - controlled by the US private equity firm KKR - on its acquisition of EUnet.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina;Macedonia;Montenegro;Serbia
4/1/16Drakopoulos; Jordanov, Valkov & PartnersDrakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the acquisition of 20% of the total equity in a Cypriot company from a Luxembourg-based seller. Jordanov, Valkov & Partners represented Bluehouse.EUR 4 millionBulgaria
4/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Arx Equity Partners and Benson Oak in their exit from Bochemie a.s., a leading Czech producer of special chemical products.N/ACzechRepublic
4/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Raiffeisenbank a.s. and Expobank CZ a.s. in connection with refinancing of the current indebttedness and financing of general corporate purposes of Czech company G.A.M. HEAT spol. s r. o.EUR 14 millionCzechRepublic
4/1/16Baker McKenzie; BDK Advokati; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; NoerrNoerr advised Mylan on its acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' branded specialty and generics business in developed markets outside the United States. Noer advised on the post-closing restructuring in all relevant CEE jurisdictions (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) as subcounsel to Cravath, Swaine & Moore. BDK advised Mylan in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Baker McKenzie acted as lead counsel for Abbott.USD 5.3 billion (Global Deal Value)CzechRepublic;Hungary;Romania;Slovakia
4/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Synthos Finance AB (publ) in its tap offering of its 4.000% Senior Notes due 2021 to the EBRD through initial purchaser BNP Paribas.EUR 50 millionCzechRepublic;Poland
4/1/16Athens Business Lawyers; Drakopoulos; Morgan Lewis; Mourant OzannesDrakopoulos advised Upstream with respect to an equity investment in Smartbox Limited. Morgan Lewis acted as legal advisors of Smartbox in the UK. Athens Business Lawyers also provided legal advice to the investors and Mourant Ozannes advised on Jersey Law.EUR 6,5 millionGreece
4/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos successfully represented Reckitt Benckiser in court against unfair competition and misleading representations claims brought by INTERMED with respect to its product Nurofen Express Period Pain.N/AGreece
4/1/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Lakatos, Koves & PartnersCHSH advised a joint venture consisting of CA Immo and Union Investment on the sale of the Europolis M1 logistics park in Budapest to the Prologis Group. Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised the Prologis Group on the deal.N/AHungary
4/1/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Landwell Reti, Antall and Madl; Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay advised the EBRD in connection with the loan financing of an automated fare collection system for public transport in the City of Budapest to be carried out by the Budapest Transport Organization Company (BKK). BKK was advised by CHSH on the financing side and by Landwell Reti, Antall and Madl on public transportation regulations.EUR 54.5 millionHungary
4/1/16Motieka & Audzevicius; Pivoras, Baleviciene and Partners (previously known as Pivoras Law Firm)Motieka & Audzevicius advised Mobile Financial Solutions on the acquisition of a stake in Tavo mokykla. Pivoras, Baleviciene and Partners (previously known as Pivoras Law Firm) advised the seller.N/ALithuania
4/1/16Borenius; CobaltCobalt advised Practica Capital, a group of venture capital companies managing venture capital funds Practica Seed Capital and Practica Venture Capital, on their investment in UAB NanoAvionika. NanoAvionika was advised by Borenius Lithuania.EUR 200,000Lithuania
4/1/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP advised FB Serwis (a subsidiary of Ferrovial Servicios International, S.L.U. and Budimex S.A.) on its acquisition of Pro Eko Natura - a company based in Dolnoslaski Voivodship, in Poland, that operates a waste treatment plant with RIPOK (Regional Municipal Waste Treatment Plant) status.N/APoland
4/1/16Crido Legal; RKKWCrido Legal advised Mera Systemy, the biggest manufacturer of ticket machines in Poland, on the sale of a controlling package of shares to the Tar Heel Capital investment fund and on the financing for the transaction. RKKW advised the banks.EUR 7 millionPoland
4/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Lewandpol with regard to obtaining financing for the purposes of development of wind farms.EUR 60 millionPoland
4/1/16Herbert Smith Freehills; Pachiu & Associates; Burness & Paul; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; Musat & Asociatii; Burness & PaullHerbert Smith Freehills advised Carlyle International Energy Partners, part of the Carlyle Group, on its agreement to purchase the entire Romanian business of Sterling Resources. Local law advice to Carlyle was provided by Pachiu & Associates in Romania, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Canada. Musat & Asociatii advised Sterling Resources, along with Burness & Paull.N/ARomania
4/1/16AequoAequo advised the Ramburs Group, one of the leading grain traders in Ukraine, on restructuring of its indebtedness under four loan facilities granted by Sberbank of Russia.N/ARussia;Ukraine
4/1/16CMS Cameron McKennaThe Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna acted for Horizon Capital and Zubr Capital in relation to the sale of their stake in MTBank to a local investor.N/AUkraine
4/1/16CMSCMS advised businessman Orifjan Shadiyev, who owns Capital Bank Kazakhstan, on the acquisition of RBS's business in Kazakhstan.N/AUkraine
4/1/16Avellum Partners; Dentons; White & CaseAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a 5-year CAD 200 million loan from the Export Development Canada, a Canada's state export credit agency, to Ukraine. White & Case acted as international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Dentons acted as international and Ukrainian counsel to the lender.CAD 200 millionUkraine
4/1/16AequoAequo advised on obtaining a loan by the Ukrainian subsidiary of NCH Capital, one of the leading private equity funds in the US with a presence in Ukraine, from a Latvian bank.N/AUkraine
4/1/16AequoAequo advised the TIS Group of Terminals, Ukraine's largest dry cargo port, on the acquisition and financing of a corporate investment fund and the establisment of an asset management company.N/AUkraine
4/1/16AequoAequo advised the EBRD on legal matters of a project aimed at a diagnostic assessment of the Deposit Guarantee Fund and providing recommendations on its reform.UAH 70 billionUkraine
4/1/16Avellum Partners; Herbert Smith FreehillsAvellum Partners advised Ferrexpo AG, a subsidiary of LSE-listed Ferrexpo Plc, on proceedings in Ukrainian courts related to a dispute over the validity of agreements on the sale of shares to previous shareholders and, subsequently, to Ferrexpo AG. Herbert Smith Freehills advised the claimant.USD 400 millionUkraine
4/2/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Menkov & AssociatesDimitrov, Petrov & Co. successfully represented the conservators and later the temporary and permanent syndics of Corporate Commercial Bank in much publicized proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court for the termination of the bank's license and in insolvency proceedings before the Sofia City Court and the Sofia Court of Appeal. The license case involved the defense of the position of the bank's conservators and syndics that the bank is insolvent from 20 June 2014 against its two majority shareholders, some minority shareholders and part of its former management. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov and Menkov & Associates represented the two majority shareholders, some minority shareholders, and part of its former management.N/ABulgaria
4/2/16Dentons; LinklatersDentons advised Skanska Property Poland on the sale of its Green Horizon office complex in Lodz to a fund managed by the Griffin group - represented in the matter by Linklaters.EUR 66 millionPoland
4/2/16Vegas Lex;Vegas Lex and the First Infrastructure Company represented Rosavtodor, Russia's Federal Road Agency at the March 30, 2015 financial close phase of the "12-plus-ton project to create a tolling system, and will continue providing legal services "until the system goes on stream.N/ARussia
4/2/16Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Baker & McKenzieHerguner Bilgen Ozeke and the Esin Attorney Partnership, the Turkish member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised on Nipponham's acquisition of 60% of the shares of Ege-Tav Ege Tarim Hayvancilik Yatirim Tic. ve San. A.S. (Turkey's largest broiler chick producer). The Nipponham Group was advised by Herguner on the deal, with Ege-Tav advised by the Esin Attorney Partnership.N/ATurkey
4/3/16Brandl & Talos; Binder GroesswangBrandl & Talos recently achieved positive guidance from the Austrian Financial Markets Authority for its client Coinfinity GmbH, an Austrian start-up active in the Bitcoin sector. Binder Groesswang advised Coinfinity on sales tax issues.N/AAustria
4/3/16CMS; Kirkland & EllisCMS advised Advent International on the sale of Partner in Pet Food, a leading European manufacturer of private-label pet food to Pamplona Capital Management. Kirkland & Ellis and Citibank advised Pamplona on the deal.EUR 315 millionCzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland;Russia;Slovakia
4/3/16Dentons; Weil Gotshal MangesDentons acted as legal counsel to a fund managed by GLL Real Estate Partners on the preliminary acquisition of the Kazimierz Office Center in Krakow, from Globe Trade Centre. Weil Gotshal Manges advised GTC on the deal.EUR 42 millionPoland
4/3/16Dentons; JLLDentons acted as legal counsel to Skanska Property Poland on the preliminary sale of its Dominikanski office building in Wroclaw, Poland, to Union Investment. JLL advised Union Investment.EUR 117 millionPoland
4/3/16Allen & Overy; MilbankAllen & Overy advised Turkish Airlines on the enhanced equipment trust certificate financing secured against three new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The Bookrunners were Citibank Global Markets, Goldman Sachs - both advised by Milbank - and Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas, with BNP Paribas acting as Liquidity Facility Provider and Depositary.USD 328 millionTurkey
4/7/16Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & PartnersThe MZS law firm obtained a reversal of the judgment of the lower court on behalf of client Mining and Chemical Concern - a member of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation.EUR 16.7 millionRussia
4/8/16CobaltCobalt advised Atea Baltic, UAB, on its acquisition of 100% shareholding in UAB Baltnetos komunikacijos.EUR 10.4 millionLithuania
4/8/16Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex)Gazprom withdrew from the investment arbitration it initiated three years ago against Lithuania regarding the country's then-new Law on Natural Gas, which implemented the EU Third Energy Package. Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex) represented Lithuania in the dispute.N/ALithuania
4/8/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds have advised the GUS (the biggest information bank in Poland) on various crucial data protection matters and consulted on the personal data protection issues raised by recent amendments to the law.N/APoland
4/9/16Moral Law FirmThe Moral Law Firm advised Termosar Isi Sistemleri A. S. and Kodsan Enerji A. S. on the establishment of a Joint Venture under Termosar with Minol Zenner SA, following a pre-merger stage closed with Kodsan Enerji A.S.N/ATurkey
4/9/16Clifford Chance; Herguner; FreshfieldsThe Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership (on Turkish law matters) and Clifford Chance (on English law matters) advised the mandated lead arrangers for the financing of the Bilkent Ankara Integrated Health Campus Project in Ankara, Turkey, which will be developed under the public-private partnership model. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke and Freshfields advised sponsors DIA Holding FZCO and Ictas Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi.EUR 890 millionTurkey
4/9/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko was elected as the official legal counsel of the Ukrainian Grain Association.N/AUkraine
4/10/16Wolf Theiss; FreshfieldsWolf Theiss advised US-based investors Vivo Capital and OrbiMed on all Austrian legal aspects related to Nabriva Therapeutics' Series B financing. Freshfields (in Austria) and WilmerHale (in the United States) advised Nabriva on the financing.USD 120 millionAustria
4/10/16Sorainen; Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt)Sorainen advised UAB Baltnetos Komunikacijos and its shareholders on the acquisition of 100% of its shares by Atea. Atea was advised by Raidla Lejins & Norcous.EUR 10.4 millionLithuania
4/10/16Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Fidan & Fidan;Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised the lender, Turkiye Is Bankasi, in connection with the financing of the Isparta integrated health campus public-private project in Isparta, Turkey. Fidan & Fidan represented the sponsor, Akfen Insaat.USD 240 millionTurkey
4/13/16Graf & PitkowitzGraf & Pitkowitz represented Facebook in a class action-style lawsuit brought in Vienna by Max Schrems, an Austrian law school graduate claiming EUR 500 for each of the 25,000 users in the class.N/AAustria
4/13/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Schaeffler on the issue of high-yield bonds.EUR 1.54 billionRomania
4/14/16Arato & Mousa; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Noerr; Schoenherr; Szecsenyi and PartnersNoerr, Dorda Brugger Jordis, and Szecsenyi & Partners advised bauMax on the sale of its 13 Hungarian stores and 3 additional properties to Mobelix - a member of the XXXLutz group. Schoenherr advised bauMax's financial creditors on the matter, and XXXLutz was advised by Hungary's Arato & Mousa law firm. Noer acted as depositary, and represented the parties in all land registration procedures.USD 5 millionAustria;Hungary
4/14/16Kocian Solc BalastikThe High Court in Prague ruled that a representative of the Czech Landmark Association must issue an apology to Kocial Solc Balastik client Allesandro Pasquale, the CEO of Karlovy Vary Mineral Waters (KMV), for language it used when referring to him in a letter it sent to the Commission for Administrative Delicts.N/ACzechRepublic
4/14/16BDKBDK advised Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankasi (the Agricultural Bank of the Republic of Turkey), on the establishment of a bank in Montenegro.N/AMontenegro;Turkey
4/14/16Norton Rose Fulbright; DentonsNorton Rose Fulbright advised ING Bank Slaski, ING Bank N.V., and ING Bank N.V. London Branch, on a facility made available to TriGranit to refinance the existing indebtedness of the Bonarka City Center shopping mall in Krakow. Dentons advised TriGranit on the matter.EUR 193 millionPoland
4/15/16Schoenherr; Gutt Olk FeldhausSchoenherr advised windeln.de ("Windeln") on its acquisition of Feedo Sp. z o.o. ("Feedo"), including its online shops "www.feedo.cz", "www.feedo.sk" and "www.feedo.pl." The acquisition is in line with Windeln's strategy to expand its presence in the European market. The seller was assisted by Gutt Olk Feldhaus.N/ACzechRepublic;Poland;Germany
4/15/16CobaltCobalt advised Practica Capital in its investment in an on-line trip planning system TRAFI. The investment was made together with Octopus Titan VCT and Octopus Eclipse VCT funds, EBRD, and Baltcap Lithuania SME Fund LP.N/ALithuania
4/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised CTP on its acquisition of the Cefin Arad logistic park from Italian group Cefin.N/ARomania
4/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised Willis Group Holdings plc on its firm offer to acquire 70% of Gras Savoye from Astorg Partners and the historic founding families of Gras Savoye.EUR 550 millionRomania
4/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised the Fondul Proprietatea closed-end fund, managed by Franklin Templeton Investments, in connection with the listing of GDRs on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange.N/ARomania
4/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance successfully defended Zoetis Belgium and Zoetis Romania in connection with the complaint filed in September 2014 by one of their distributors with the Romanian Competition Council for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.N/ARomania
4/15/16BBHBBH successfully represented the PPF Group regarding its lease of premises to Rostelekom.N/ARussia
4/15/16Aequo; RPCAequo advised the EBRD on Ukrainian law matters with regards to restructuring of the indebtedness occurred under a USD 36 million loan agreement with Interdon LLC, a Ukrainian subsidiary of a listed company Sadovaya Limited (Cyprus). RPC Acted as English counsel to the EBRD. In March 2015, the second stage of the restructuring project was concluded.USD 36 millionUkraine
4/16/16Fellner Wratzfeld & PartnerFellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised HYPO NOE, the association of mortgage banks of the Austrian Provinces, and Pfandbriefbank on how to ensure the timely payment of principal and interest to bondholders of Pfandbriefbank, which was affected by the Austrian Financial Market Authority's moratorium set on March 1, 2015.EUR 1.25 billionAustria
4/16/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Van Gansewinkel Groep on the disposal of its Czech waste business to AVE CZ odpadove hospodarstvi, an EPH group company.N/ACzechRepublic
4/16/16Cleary GottliebCleary Gottlieb successfully secured the dismissal of claims against the Hellenic Republic in an ICSID arbitration initiated by the Slovak bank, Postova banka, and its former Cypriot shareholder under the bilateral investment treaties between the Hellenic Republic and the Slovak Republic and Cyprus, respectively.EUR 500 millionGreece;Slovakia
4/17/16AFR Rechtsanwalte; Binder Groesswang; Gleiss Lutz; Noerr; Taylor WessingBinder Groesswang and Gleiss Lutz advised the Lenzing Group on the sale of its fully owned German subsidiary Dolan GmbH, and its 91.1% stake in European Carbon Fiber GmbH, to WHEB Partners of England and Jan Verdenhalven. Taylor Wessing and AFR Rechtsanwalte advised WHEB Partners, and Noerr advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Hannover.N/AAustria
4/17/16NoerrNoerr represented HETA Asset Resolution in a claim against the Hungarian state related to its unilateral contract modifications of retail loans. Noerr represented HETA before the courts of first and second instance, as well as the appeal before the Supreme Court of Hungary.N/AHungary
4/17/16De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Selih & Partners; Schoenherr; Wolf ThessWolf Theiss advised the Slovenian Pivovarna Lasko brewery and Schoenherr advised a consortium of shareholders in the company on Heineken's acquisition of a majority stake in the brewery. The Dutch firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Slovenian firm Selih & Partners advised Heineken.EUR 223.6 millionSlovenia
4/17/16TuruncThe Turunc law firm represented Borsa Istanbul in its partnership with the London Stock Exchange relating to the trading of futures and options on Borsa Istanbul indices and stocks on the London Stock Exchange Derivatives Market.N/ATurkey
4/20/16Cobalt; Glimstedt; Linklaters; Slaughter & MayCobalt acted in cooperation with Linklaters as legal advisers to the Latvian Privatization Agency in its sale of 75% of the shares of Citadele Bank to Ripplewood Advisors and a group of 12 international investors. Glimstedt, acting in cooperation with Slaughter & May, advised Ripplewood Advisors. Ripplewood Advisors now owns 22.4% of the shares and the 12 co-investors have a 52.6% stake in the bank. The EBRD retained its 25% share in the bank.EUR 74.7 millionLatvia;Lithuania
4/20/16FKA Furtek Komosa AleksandrowiczFKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Alior Bank on the financing of a medium-sized wind-farm project in in the Pomerania region of Poland.EUR 28.7 millionPoland
4/20/16Russian CounselThe Russian Counsel law firm is providing ongoing corporate assistance to the UNIQLO clothing chain in Russia.N/ARussia
4/20/16TuruncTurunc represented Borsa Istanbul in two related agreements with the London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME's parent company, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), pursuant to which (1) Borsa Istanbul, LME and HKEx will partner on the dissemination of market data and (2) Borsa Istanbul will acquire all of LME's stake in the clearing house LCH.Clearnet.N/ATurkey
4/21/16Schoenherr; Wolf TheissSchoenherr advised Cimpress, the Dutch-listed printing group, on its acquisition of the Austrian online printing group druck.at, which was represented by Wolf Theiss.EUR 23.3 millionAustria
4/21/16SajicThe Sajic law firm advised LSA Brcko, a company with primarily Italian capital, on the acquisition of real estate, machinery, and equipment.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina
4/21/16Hedman PartnersHedman Partners helped Jobbatical, an Estonian start-up focused on creating a marketplace for short-term jobs with life-changing experiences, to collect a EUR 260,000 investment round in October 2014.N/AEstonia
4/21/16SorainenSorainen Estonia advised Cofi, a new Estonian financial institution specializing in consumer credit and hire purchase, on its successful application for a credit institution licence from the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority.N/AEstonia
4/21/16Baker & McKenzie; Clifford Chance; DentonsDentons advised Aventicum Capital Management (Switzerland) on its acquisition, through affiliates, of two Polish companies from the Layetana Group (SPVs). Baker & McKenzie advised the Layetana Group. As part of the transaction, Aventicum also acquired certain loan facilities and receivables from the banks financing the development of both projects: KBC Bank and Bank Zachodni WBK. Clifford Chance advised the banks.N/APoland
4/21/16DentonsDentons reported that the Kemerovo Oblast Arbitration Court rejected a claim by Sibkonkord, shareholder of Siberian Cement, against Dentons' client Ciments Francais, seeking the annulment of a 2008 transaction in which Sibcem acquired its Turkish assets.EUR 50 millionRussia;Turkey
4/21/16ODIODI advised a consortium of banks on the financial restructuring of Cimos, the Slovenian automotive component manufacturer.EUR 530 millionSlovenia;Serbia
4/21/16CMSCMS in Kyiv successfully represented mBank in a trademark dispute against Bank Mykhailivsky in the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine.N/AUkraine
4/21/16Lavrynovych & PartnersLavrynovych & Partners successfully persuaded the Kyiv Commercial Court that the contract between the Kyiv City State Administration and firm client the -Trade Board company was valid and should be upheld.USD 11 millionUkraine
4/22/16Dentons; Goralski & Goss LegalDentons advised the Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund on the acquisition of the Nestle House office building, located in Warsaw's Mokotow district, from Kronos Real Estate. Kronos was represented by Goralski & Goss Legal.N/APoland
4/23/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); EvershedsRTPR Allen & Overy advised a syndicate of banks made up of Banca Comerciala Romana S.A., as coordinator, ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Bucharest Branch, Raiffeisen Bank S.A., and UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. in relation to a credit facility granted to KMG International N.V. (former The Rompetrol Group N.V.). The London office of Eversheds advised the borrower.USD 360 millionRomania
4/24/16Baker & McKenzie; White & CaseBaker & McKenzie advised Uniwheels AG in connection with its initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. White & Case advised Dom Maklerski mBanku, acting as the Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Offering Agent, mBank, acting as the Underwriter, and Bank Zachodni WBK, acting as the Joint Bookrunner, Joint Offering Agent and Underwriter.N/APoland
4/25/16Addleshaw GoddardAs part of a wider restructuring, Addleshaw Goddard advised Tate & Lyle on the re-alignment of Eaststarch, its European joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland.EUR 240 millionBulgaria;Hungary;Slovakia;Turkey
4/25/16MagnussonMagnusson advised the Immofinanz Group on commercialization of the retail space of the Tarasy Zamkowe Shopping Center in Lublin, Poland, and advised on negotiations of its lease agreements with tenants.N/APoland
4/25/16Jadek & Pensa; Selih & PartnersSelih & Partners advised Podravka on its acquisition of 183,386 shares of the Zito food production company from a consortium of sellers consisting of Slovenski drzavni holding, Modra zavarovalnica, KD Kapital, KD Skladi, Adriatic Slovenica, and NLB Skladi. The sellers were represented by Jadek & Pensa.EUR 33 millionSlovenia
4/25/16ODI; Rojs, Peljhan Prelesnik & partnersODI advised a consortium of 8 banks on an out-of-court financial restructuring of Slovenian poultry production company Perutnina Ptuj - which was represented by Rojs, Peljhan Prelesnik & partners.EUR 100 millionSlovenia
4/27/16Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised AGM Automotive on the entrance into a strategic partnership with Cross Industries in the car carpet production sector, and on the AGM Automotive acquisition of a majority stake of Durmont Teppichbodenfabrik.N/AAustria
4/27/16SamardzicSamardzic - the Serbian arm of Austria's Specht & Partner law firm - advised Austria's System Industrie Electronic Holding on its acquisition of a controlling share in Tagor Electronic, a closely-held manufacturer of electronic devices.N/AAustria;Serbia
4/27/16Allen & Overy; CMS; PeliFilip; PRK PartnersAllen & Overy and CMS advised the Lama Energy Group on the acquisition of Digi Czech Republic from RCS & RDS. RCS & RDS was represented by PeliFilip and PRK Partners.N/ACzechRepublic;Romania
4/27/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised AGC Automotive Europe on the acquisition of a 100% stake in NordGlass (Poland) from Polish Enterprise Fund VI (PEF VI).GBP 57 millionPoland
4/27/16DentonsDentons advised ERG Renew, the largest Italian wind energy operator and one of the leading wind companies in Europe, on the acquisition of two wind parks in Poland.EUR 23 millionPoland
4/27/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP provided legal advice to Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo on the introduction of the first ever discount scheme for strategic gas customers.N/APoland
4/28/16Ecovis Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar successfully represented Ukraine International Airlines in a dispute with Ukraine's Finance & Credit Bank.N/AUkraine
4/29/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised Bernhard Ramsauer, the former CEO of Deutsche Bank Austria, on his acquisition of shares of Semper Constantia Privatbank during a management buy-in, and his appointment as new chairman of the board of Semper Constantia.N/AAustria
4/29/16Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Loyens and LoeffAllen & Overy advised Komercni banka on German law in connection with refinancing of MND, the largest oil and gas producing company in the Czech Republic. Clifford Chance acted as legal advisor to MND with respect to Czech law and Loyens and Loeff acted as legal advisor to MND with respect to Dutch law.EUR 250 millionCzechRepublic
4/29/16DSS Partners; Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos Koves & PartnersKocian Solc Balastik and Lakatos Koves & Partners advised Karlovarske mineralni vody on the acquisition of Szentkiralyi Asvanyviz, which was advised on the sale by DSS Partners.N/ACzechRepublic;Hungary
4/29/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiSPCG persuaded the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection to annul a previous decision that Deutsche Bank Polska had infringed on the collective interests of consumers.N/APoland
4/29/16Ashurst; Cailliau & Colakel; TuruncTurunc acted as Turkish counsel and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton acted as international counsel to IMS Health in connection with the company's acquisition of certain information solutions and customer relationship management businesses of Cegedim. Ashurst acted as international counsel and Cailliau & Colakel as Turkish counsel to Cegedim.USD 520 MillionTurkey
4/30/16CMSCMS advised L&Bee on the acquisition of its Belgian and Polish activities by Kompan Danmark A/S.N/APoland
4/30/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds supported PGE in the preparation of a new element of the public procurement procedures organised by PGE - verification of so called -negative experiences of contractors.N/APoland
4/30/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - in collaboration with Macfarlanes - successfully persuaded an English court that the court did not have jurisdiction over bankruptcy claims brought by Erste Group Bank against the Russian State Corporation Rostec and its affiliate RT Capital.N/ARussia
4/30/16Ilyashev & PartnersIlyashev & Partners successfully protected Megainpharm's patent for the Okomistin antiseptic.N/AUkraine
5/1/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiActing on behalf of the Environmental Ombudsmen for Carinthia, CHSH successfully persuaded the Supreme Administrative Court in Austria to uphold the ruling of the Federal Administrative Court regarding an environmental impact assessment for the 220 kV overhead line between the Austrian communities of Weidenburg and Somplago.N/AAustria
5/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented cP Invest Realitni uzavreny investicni fond a.s., one of the investment arms of the Generali Group, in the acquisition of an historic building in Prague.N/ACzechRepublic
5/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case advised RSJ Private Equity in relation to its participation in Series B-2 preferred equity financing of Juventas Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing non-viral gene therapies to treat advanced cardiovascular diseases.N/ACzechRepublic
5/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented of TAMEH, an energy group that is a joint venture of ArcelorMittal and Tauron, in respect of up to CZK 2.39 billion and PLN 507 million senior term and revolving facilities provided to the TAMEH group by a syndicate of international lenders arranged by Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. and Raiffeisenbank a.s.CZK 2.4 billion and PLN 507 million; CZK 1.2 billionCzechRepublic
5/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt has agreed to develop the legal structure for the Good Deed Foundation, which is promoting the first ever social impact bonds project in Estonia.N/AEstonia
5/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt assisted Bessemer Venture Partners in due diligence of the Estonian subsidiary and R&D center of cloud based sales software provider Pipedrive.USD 9 millionEstonia
5/1/16Cobalt; SorainenSorainen advised PZU on the sale of 99.88% of its shares in PZU Lietuva to Gjensidige Forskiring. Cobalt advised Gjensidige Forskiring on the deal.EUR 54 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
5/1/16Cabinet Gregoire; Drakopoulos; Squire Patton BoggsDrakopoulos represented the Intrakat Group in a dispute with Vinci Construction. The firm worked together with a French team from Squire Patton Boggs, while Vinci Construction was represented by Cabinet Gregoire.EUR 14,5 millionGreece
5/1/16DentonsDentons advised Warner Music Group on its acquisition of the Polskie Nagrania entreprise in liquidation bankruptcy.USD 2.2 millionPoland
5/1/16Archers Legal; Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Norton Rose FulbrightDZP Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and Dentons advised Wielton SA on the purchase of 65.31% of shares in Fruehauf Expansion SAS from the MBO Capital 2 FCPR Fund. The agreement provides for an option to purchase the remaining 34.69% of shares, currently owned by Francis Doblin (Fruehauf's CEO) and Dauphine Investisseent, at the end of 2017. Francis Doblin was supported by the Archers Law Firm. The acquisition was partially financed by a credit facility obtained from BGZ BNP Paribas S.A. and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, both advised by Norton Rose Fulbright.EUR 9.5 millionPoland
5/1/16Karnovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised the Deposit Insurance Agency, which represented the Republic of Serbia, the EBRD, and the International Finance Corporation, on their joint sale of shares in Serbian Cacanska Banka.EUR 10.1 millionSerbia
5/1/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised Mivne Group, on the EUR 25.5 million development of Zemun Park - the first retail park in Belgrade.EUR 25.5 millionSerbia
5/1/16AequoAequo advised Utair, one of the largest Russian airlines, on the bankrupcy and liquidation of its subsidiary in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
5/1/16Arnold & Porter; Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & CaseAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the prospective issue of 1.847% Guaranteed Notes due 2020 fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States of America, acting by and through the United States Agency for International Development. White & Case LLP advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Arnold & Porter LLP and Sayenko Kharenko advised the Initial Purchasers.USD 1 billionUkraine
5/4/16CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Hogan Lovells; SchoenherrCMS and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Mobiltel EAD, the Bulgarin subsidiary of Telekom Austria AG, on its acquisition of Blizoo Media and Broadband EAD from EQT V L.P. Hogan Lovells and Schoenherr advised EQT V.N/AAustria;Bulgaria
5/4/16CMS; Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic;Zagrebacka burza d.d. (ZSE), a Croatia-based company engaged in operating stock exchange, acquired Ljubljanska borza, d. d. (LJSE), a Slovenia-based company engaged in operating stock exchange, from Wiener Boerse AG (VSE), an Austria-based company engaged in operating stock exchange and a subsidiary of CEE Stock Exchange Group AG, an Austria-based holding company having interest in companies engaged in operating stock exchange, for an undisclosed consideration. CMS and Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised on the deal.N/AAustria;Croatia;Slovenia
5/4/16Clifford Chance; CMSCMS advised Erste Group Bank AG, which, through its subsidiary Erste Befektetesi Zrt., acquired Citi's Hungary-based retail banking, consumer loans and cards businesses. Citi was assisted by Clifford ChanceN/AAustria;Hungary
5/4/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised BayWa on the acquisition of 90% of the share capital of Patberg SRL (currently Baywa Romania).N/ARomania
5/4/16Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan LovellsDebevoise & Plimpton advised Uralkali on a pre-export finance facility with a syndicate of eight international banks. Hogan Lovells advised the banks.USD 800 MillionRussia
5/5/16Glimstedt; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); PlesnerLawin (now Valiunas Ellex) - working with the Plesner law firm from Denmark - advised Kyocera Unimerco on its acquisition of Garsdalio medienos technologija. Glimstedt represented the seller - Ole Garsdal, the CEO and founder of Lithuania's Garsdalo Medienos Technologija.N/ALithuania
5/5/16Sulija PartnersSulija Partners advised Small Planet Airlines on the dry lease of an Airbus A320 aircraft from Pegasus Aviation IV, Inc., a subsidiary of a US-based worldwide aircraft leasing company.N/ALithuania
5/5/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP successfully advised the Malaysian Embassy in a dispute with the city of Warsaw over the perpetual usufruct to real estate purchased many years ago for diplomatic purposes.N/APoland
5/6/16Baker & McKenzie; Dentons; Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & CaseTwo funds advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges - one managed by Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych PZU and the other by Templeton Asset Management - invested in easyPack, a company established in 2012 by Integer.pl Group and PineBridge Investments. At the same time, BGK, the state-owned bank in Poland, provided a debt arrangement to easyPack. Integer.pl was advised by Baker & McKenzie on both the investment and loan; Dentons advised PineBridge Investments while BGK was advised by White & Case.EUR 81.7 million and USD 36.7 millionHungary;Poland
5/6/16RedRed successfully recovered the country-code top-level domain name pepsi.lv for PepsiCo.N/ALatvia
5/6/16SorainenSorainen advised SEB Bank on the financing it provided for the Palanga bypass project, involving the construction of a bypass on the Klaipeda-Liepaja road.EUR 35.8 millionLithuania
5/6/16Dentons; LinklatersDentons acted as legal counsel to Union Investment on the acquisition of the Focus Park shopping center in Rybnik, Poland. The seller, Aviva Investors Polish Retail, was advised by Linklaters.N/APoland
5/6/16Atoz; Dentons (BASEAK); Field Fisher; Herguner; King & Spalding; Paul WeissHerguner advised the Delivery Hero online and mobile food ordering company on the company's acquisition of Yemeksepeti. The London office of Paul Weiss advised the General Atlantic private equity firm on the sale, and BASEAK (the Turkish arm of Dentons) advised on the exiting of Yemeksepeti's founders Gokhan Akan, Cem Nufusi, Melih Odemis, and Nevzat Aydin. In addition, King & Spalding was international counsel to Delivery Hero on the acquisition. Luxembourg law advice on the transaction was provided by Atoz, and Competition law advice was provided by Field Fisher.USD 589 millionTurkey
5/6/16IntegritesIntegrites acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on the increase of a loan up to USD 16 million to Nadezhda, the Ukrainian operator of liquefied petroleum gas and petrol stations.EUR 14.22 millionUkraine
5/7/16SorainenAt the request of the Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority, Sorainen, together with the Estonian Centre for Applied Research, is analyzing the effects of Rail Baltic - an environmentally-friendly high speed rail network which will connect Estonia with the Latvia, Lithuania, and the rest of Europe.N/AEstonia
5/7/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised Wirtualna Polska Holding and its selling shareholder, European Media Holding - an entity controlled by the Innova Capital private equity fund - on the initial public offering of shares and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.EUR 72.8 millionPoland
5/7/16NNDKP; SchoenherrNestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen assisted the Bucharest City Hall in a municipal bond issuance. The transaction was intermediated by a consortium led by Raiffeisen Bank and which included BT Securities and was advised on the matter by Schoenherr.EUR 500 millionRomania
5/7/16Pachiu & AssociatesFollowing Chevron's decision to terminate its operations in Romania due to poor exploration results and extensive protests by environmentalists, Pachiu & Associates is assisting the company in the decommissioning and abandonment of its operations in the country.N/ARomania
5/8/16Weil Gotshal & MangesWeil Gotshal & Manges acted as lead legal counsel on matters of Polish, U.K., and U.S. law to joint global coordinators Goldman Sachs International, Dom Maklerski Mercurius, Pekao Investment Banking, and UniCredit Bank, in connection with the April 16, 2015 initial public offering of Idea Bank on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.EUR 63 millionPoland
5/8/16BDKBDK advised the online security company AVG Technologies on Serbian aspects of its global acquisition of Privax, a leading provider of desktop and mobile privacy services.USD 60 millionSerbia
5/11/16Allen & Overy; Feshfields;The Regional Court of Munich ruled in favor of Bayerische Landesbank, represented by Freshfields, in its dispute with Heta Asset Resolution AG, represented by Allen & Overy.EUR 2.26 billionAustria
5/11/16Dominas & Partners; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); SorainenDominas & Partners advised K2 LT on its IPO and listing on the NASDAQ-First North-market. Sorainen and Lawin (now Ellex) were involved in the initial stage when shareholders intented to sell 100% of shares to one strategic investor (though each represented a different potential buyer).EUR 10 millionLithuania
5/11/16Dentons; Goralski & Goss LegalDentons advised the Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund on the acquisition of the Nestle House office building, located in Warsaw's Mokotow district, from Kronos Real Estate. Kronos was represented by Goralski & Goss Legal.N/APoland
5/12/16BDKBDK Advokati advised the Vienna-based TTTech technology company on its acquisition of 35% of RT-RK's share capital.N/ASerbia
5/13/16Binder Groesswang; SchoenherrBinder Groesswang advised project developer Raiffeisen Property International on the sale of the space2move office building in Vienna to the Union Investment Real Estate company, in Germany, which was represented by Schoenherr.EUR 185 millionAustria
5/13/16Clifford Chance; DLA Piper; Dorda Brugger Jordis.Clifford Chance acted as international transaction counsel and DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach acted as Austrian co-counsel advising the underwriters in connection with the capital increase of UBM Realitatenentwicklung Aktiengesellschaft. Baader Bank and Erste Group acted as Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers. UBM was advised by Dorda Brugger Jordis.EUR 58.5 millionAustria
5/13/16Accordserve; Harneys; Norton Rose Fullbright; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau & Mitel; WilegalAmethyst Radiotherapy confirmed that the Accession Mezzanine Capital III fund - administered by Mezzanine Management - participated in the capital increase approved by Amethyst management at the end of April, thus becoming a shareholder in the company. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the capital deal with Norton Rose Fullbright; Vilau & Mitel; Harneys; Wilegal; Accordserve also advising on the matter.N/ARomania
5/14/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna and other banks on new financing of Prazska Plynarenska Group.N/ACzechRepublic
5/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised LR Global Holding GmbH ("LR") on a EUR 10 million debt pushdown and related corporate restructuring. Schoenherr had also advised LR on a previous acquisition financing which followed buy-side due diligence.EUR 10 millionCzechRepublic
5/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Teclac Werner GmbH on a joint venture with WITTE Acces Technology s.r.o. in relation to the construction and operation of a specialised paint application facility for the automotive industry.N/ACzechRepublic
5/15/16Havel Holasek & Partners; ODI; Stojan Zdolsek; Ulcar & Partners; White & CaseODI and Havel Holasek & Partners advised Ceska Sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka on financing of the acquisition of Kofola's acquisition of Radenska from Lasko. ODI advised the club lenders on Slovenian law aspects of the deal, with Havel Holasek & Partners advising on Czech law aspects. White & Case and Ulcar & Partners advised the buyer Kofola, and independent attorney Stojan Zdolsek advised Lasko.EUR 69 millionCzechRepublic;Slovenia
5/15/16Lawin (now Klavins Ellex)Lawin (now Klavins Ellex) successfully represented Re:Baltica, the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, in a defamation case involving research about offshore companies that use international money-laundering networks through Latvian banks that was published on the Re:Baltica website.N/ALatvia
5/15/16SorainenSorainen Lithuania advised AIG on opening a shared services center in Vilnius to engage in insurance support activities and other shared services functions.N/ALithuania
5/15/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners represented Multi Veste Ukraine in a dispute based on the claim of a public prosecutor and the city council regarding invalidation of a land plot sale and purchase agreement, invalidation of a state land ownership certificate, cancellation of an entry in the land register regarding state registration of the land plot, and entry of information about the termination of rights to the State Register of Proprietary Rights following the invalidation and cancellation of the council's decision on the sale of a non-agricultural land plot to a legal entity.N/AUkraine
5/18/16CasePro Law Firm; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised New Europe Venture Equity II S.C.A. SICAR on the funding of an Indian business initiative. CasePro Law Firm advised on Indian mattersN/ABulgaria
5/18/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar represented LLC A.B.C., company working on luxury real estate projects in Kyiv, in a dispute with the Economy Department of Kyiv City Administration, in connection with the contsruction of the Prestige Hall residential complex in Kyiv.USD 436,000Ukraine
5/18/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar represented LLC Baukom in a dispute involving debt collection in relation to the sublease of special equipment used for road repair in preparation for Euro 2012.USD 47 millionUkraine
5/19/16DLA Piper; Kamburov & Partners; EvershedsDLA Piper advised Aryzta AG in its acquisition of the Fornetti Group. Kambourov & Partners advised on the Bulgarian part of Aryzta AG's acquisition. Eversheds was lead counsel to the vedor.N/ABulgaria;Hungary
5/19/16Allen & Overy; White & CaseAllen & Overy advised Slovak Telekom in connection with the sale by the Slovak state of its entire 49% stake in Slovak Telekom via IPO. Eventually, the Slovak state decided to cancel the IPO and sell the stake directly to Deutsche Telekom (already holding 51% in Slovak Telekom) at the last minute. White & Case was the adviser to the banks in the aborted IPO.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
5/19/16Vegas LexRussia's Vegas Lex law firm agreed to represent Prosveshcheniye, which the firm describes as "a major and greatly respected publisher of educational material."N/ARussia
5/19/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Sayenko KharenkoEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of torg.ua - Ukraine's leading classifieds free ads site - to MIH Allegro, a part of the South African-owned NASPERS media corporation. Sayenko Kharenko represented MIH Allegro on the deal.N/AUkraine
5/21/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH reported that the EU General Court in Luxembourg issued a judgment on May 13, 2015 rejecting both appeals brought by airline Niki in connection with the acquisition of Austrian Airlines by Lufthansa, bringing a long dispute to an end. CHSH represented OBIB (at the time doing business as OIAG), the seller of AUA.N/AAustria
5/21/16Kambourov & PartnersKambourov & Partners advised Kaufland on the development and construction of its 52nd store in Bulgaria, which officially opened its doors on April 8.N/ABulgaria
5/21/16Dominas & PartnersDominas & Partners advised K2 LT in connection with its listing on the NASDAQ First North market.N/ALithuania
5/21/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised Vastint regarding its lease of an A-class office building in Vilnius to DGITL, the IT service centre of Danske Bank in Lithuania.N/ALithuania
5/21/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca represented Petrol before the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority with regard to the issuance of the electricity trading license to its Romanian subsidiary.N/ARomania
5/21/16Dubinsky & OsharovaDubinsky & Osharova reported that it had successfully persuaded the Kyiv Commercial Court to rule in favor of Citibank, N. A., and to terminate the Ukrainian certificate for the -Citibank trademark registered in the name of Sfera Capital, LLC.N/AUkraine
5/22/16DLA Piper; CMSDLA Piper advised UniCredit Bank Austria as a lender on the financing of the acquisition and the construction of two Lower Austrian wind farms. CMS advised the borrowers, Energie AG Oberosterreich and 4P Envest.EUR 43 millionAustria
5/22/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; CMSCHSH advised the Immofinanz Group in connection with financing of EUR 300 million for a prime Austrian real estate portfolio, with CMS advising Bank Austria and pbb Pfandbriefbank on the deal.N/AAustria
5/22/16Aleinikov & PartnersAleinikov & Partners coordinated and finalized a transaction between the Belarusian mobile games developer Melesta Games and Wargaming.N/ABelarus
5/22/16Revera Consulting GroupThe Revera Consulting Group provided general counseling to the Industrial Park Development Company - a joint-stock company jointly owned by China and Belarus - on the creation of a special economic zone in Belarus known as -Great Stone", as well as assisting on the selection of and negotiation with the general contractor which constructed the industrial park.N/ABelarus
5/22/16Dentons; Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski i WspolnicyDentons advised IK Investment Partners on the sale of part of the Agros Nova Group to Maspex. The buyer was advised by Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski i Wspolnicy.N/APoland
5/22/16Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan Lovells; LydianDebevoise & Plimpton LLP advised NLMK Europe Plate Division in signing and closing a revolving collateralized credit facility with four international banks, led by Deutsche Bank as Coordinator, Bookrunner, and Agent. Deutsche Bank was advised by lawyers from Hogan Lovells. Lydian acted as Belgian counsel.EUR 250 millionRussia
5/22/16Arzinger; AstersAsters acted as legal counsel to Europe Virgin Fund L.P., a regional private equity fund, in connection with its investment in the VENBEST Group, a leading private security services market operator in Ukraine. Arzinger represented the VENBEST Group on the transaction.N/AUkraine
5/25/16CMS; Komosa ImielowskiCMS advised the Resource Partners funds on the sale of their majority stake in the Polish rice cake manufacturer Good Food Products to the Czech-based investment fund Hartenberg Holding. The buyer was advised by the Komosa Imielowski law firm.N/APoland
5/25/16Kinstellar; Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifiti Attorney Partnership)Yegin Cifiti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised CarrefourSA on the acquisition of an 85% stake in Kiler Alisveris Hizmetleri, which was represented by Kinstellar Turkey.N/ATurkey
5/26/16Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie); YukselKarkinKucukThe Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - and Baker & McKenzie's London office, advised Akbank on a private finance loan to SOCAR, Turkey's largest foreign investor. The loan has a 13 year-maturity and a 3 year-grace period, and is designed to finance the development of the Petlim container terminal in Izmir. YukselKarkinKucuk advised the borrower Petlim Limancilik Ticaret A.S. and the guarantor Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S. (a SOCAR affiliate).USD 212 millionTurkey
5/26/16AntikaAntika successfully defended the interests of AWT Bavaria in a tax dispute against the State Tax Inspection in Dnepropetrovsk.USD 57,000Ukraine
5/27/16Wolf Theiss; Dimitar GrozevWolf Theiss Bulgaria advised the STS Medical Group on the acquisition of Salvamed AD, the Bulgarian branch of Luigi Salvadori S.P.A., which came as part of STS Medical's global acquisition of Luigi Salvadori. Salvamed was represented by Bulgarian lawyer Dimitar Grozev.N/ABulgaria
5/27/16Roedl & PartnerRoedl & Partner advised the Dr. Oetker group of companies on its acquisition of Alex Desserts, the Romanian baked goods brand, from Alex & Comp.N/ARomania
5/28/16Aleinikov & PartnersAleinikov & Partners advised on the incorporation of a new joint venture in Belarus: the China Merchants China-Belarus Commerce & Logistics Corporation CJSC.N/ABelarus
5/28/16Norton Rose Fulbright; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski BaehrWKB advised the Aviva insurance group on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Expander Advisors from the Innova Capital private equity fund, which was advised by Norton Rose Fulbright.N/APoland
5/28/16Allen & Overy; DentonsDentons advised the European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3 (EPISO 3) fund, managed by Tristan Capital Partners, on the acquisition of the Enterprise Office Park and adjacent land in Krakow from Hesanta Investments and Modestia Investments. Allen & Overy advised Hesanta Investments on the deal.N/APoland
5/29/16Cederquist; Hannes Snellman; Red; SorainenRed advised Graanul Invest on its acquisition of SIA Latgran, the largest wood pellet producer in Latvia, from shareholders BillerudKorsnas AB and Baltic Resources AB. Sorainen - working together with the Swedish law firm Cederquist - assisted Latgran Biofuels in the sale of its shares in Latgran. Hannes Snellman advised on Swedish elements of the deal.N/ALatvia
5/29/16SorainenSorainen advised the Lithuanian-owned TV and Internet company Init on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Dokeda.N/ALithuania
5/29/16Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie's Kyiv office became an official partner of the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development.N/AUkraine
5/30/16Alston & Bird LLP; CMSCMS advised Advent International Corporation on its sale of the KAI Group to Mohawk Industries, Inc., the listed US-based producer of floor covering products for residential and commercial applications. Alston & Bird LLP advised Mohawk.N/ABulgaria
6/1/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic drafted an Inception Report for Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP), the Croatian national power company, in relation to project Dubrovnik II, involving the construction of a small hydro power plant in Dubrovnik.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina;Croatia
6/1/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnersRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised automotive supplier Cimos d.d. in the attempt of out of court restructuring and later in a compulsory settlement.EUR 400 millionBosnia&Herzegovina;Croatia;Serbia;Slovenia
6/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case acted as a transaction counsel in connection with the issue of CZK 3.9 billion 3.0 per cent fixed-rate domestic bonds due 2020 issued by Skoda Transportation a.s.CZK 3.9 billionCzechRepublic
6/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Morgan Stanley as arranger in connection with an annual update of the EUR 4 billion EMTN programme of the Czech Export Bank.N/ACzechRepublic
6/1/16Castlegreen; Hannes Snellman; Hansen Law; Sorainen; Travers Smith; WiersholmSorainen announced that its Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania offices - working together with Hannes Snellman, Wiersholm, and Travers Smith - advised the Bridgepoint private equity group on the acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group from the Ratos private equity conglomerate and Bonnier Holding. The Hansen Law and Castlegreen law firms represented the NCG management on the deal.EUR 500 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
6/1/16Kapolyi Law FirmKapolyi Law Firm advised Kozolt Hungary Ltd. on the acquisition of an office building in the 2nd district of Budapest from TBA Ltd.N/AHungary
6/1/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised JSW on the acquisition of the Knurow-Szczyglowice coal mine from Kompania Weglowa and financing of the transaction.PLN 1.5 billionPoland
6/1/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised TVN on the information and ordering process and on the necessary amendments required by the consumer law for online services with multimedia content.N/APoland
6/1/16Clifford Chance; Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright advised a group of banks on a PLN 496 million loan facility financing and pari passu PLN 125 million domestic bond financing advanced to American Heart of Poland and its subsidiaries, which were advised by Clifford Chance.PLN 621 millionPoland
6/1/16Addleshaw Goddard; NoerrNoerr advised Tate & Lyle plc on merger clearance for the change from joint to sole control over Amylum Slovakia spol. s r.o. Addleshaw Goddard coordinated the deal globally .EUR 240 millionPoland;Slovakia
6/1/16Baker & Mackenzie; Biris Goran; Cravath Swain & Moore; Weil Gotshal & MangesBiris Goran, instructed by Weil Gotshall & Manges, assisted Atos on Romanian matters related to its acquisition of Xerox's IT outsourcing operations. Baker & McKenzie also advised Atos and Cravath Swain & Moore assisted Xerox.USD 1.05 billion (Global Deal Value)Romania
6/1/16Biris GoranBiris Goran assisted the Gran Via developer on its acquisition of a 10,341 square meter land plot for the development of a major residential project in the central area of Bucharest.N/ARomania
6/1/16Biris Goran; Clifford ChanceBiris Goran assisted the owners of Maravet in relation to its sale of a controlling stake to Henry Schein Inc. Clifford Chance advised the buyer.N/ARomania
6/1/16NNDKPNestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised RR Media on its acquisition of Eastern Space Systems in Romania.N/ARomania
6/1/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca advised Belfast-based Seopa Ltd. on its acquisition of Timisoara-based Acrux Software.N/ARomania
6/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised ICME ECAB with respect to staff relocation, internal transfer, and secondment matters, addressing potential red flags, tax, and regulatory issues.N/ARomania
6/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Coca Cola with respect to the termination of a personnel supply and employment service provision agreement.N/ARomania
6/1/16Peterka & PartnersPeterka & Partners provided legal assistance to the Slovak branch of the French dairy group Senoble on its sale of shares in Senoble Central Europe - a Slovak subsidiary - to the international dairy group Schreiber.N/ASlovakia
6/1/16Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the purpose of implementing the Bortnychi Sewage Treatment Plant Modernisation Project.JPY 108.2 billionUkraine
6/2/16Clifford Chance; CMSCMS advised Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate, on the acquisition of the Westgate Park Rudna from Europa Capital, which was advised by Clifford Chance.N/ACzechRepublic
6/2/16WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB acted as legal counsel to Marquard Media Polska on the acquisition of 80% of the shares in Papilot sp. z o.o. from G7 Media.N/APoland
6/2/16Allen & OveryRTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented Panasonic Marketing Europe in the Bucharest Court of Appeal in canceling a fine imposed by the Competition Council of Romania.EUR 46,000Romania
6/2/16PaksoyPaksoy advised Ekol Gida on the acquisition by Cargill's animal nutrition business of a 51% stake in the company.N/ATurkey
6/3/16BaierThe Baier law firm in Vienna advised Sigmapharm Arzneimittel on legal issues related to the relocation of its plant from Vienna to Hornstein, in the eastern Burgenland state of Austria.N/AAustria
6/3/16Selih & Partners; ODISelih & Partners advised Lindab AB on its acquisition of IMP Klima Group from Hidria Group. ODI advised Hidria on the deal.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina;Kosovo;Macedonia;Montenegro;Serbia;Slovenia
6/3/16Kocian Solc BalastikKocian Solc Balastik advised O2 Czech Republic on the spin-off of Ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura.N/ACzechRepublic
6/3/16RedThe Red law firm advised Linda Nektar on the listing of its shares on the alternative market First North.N/AEstonia
6/3/16SorainenSorainen advised Svago Retail, a Finnish company formerly operating under the brand name Tiimari, that is facing insolvency proceedings, about the liquidation of VLTN Latvia, its subsidiary in Latvia.N/ALatvia
6/3/16Baker & McKenzie; CMSCMS successfully advised Novascon Pharmaceuticals, the Polish maker of OTC drugs, on the sale of its Pneumolan brand to Walmark, the CEE healthcare company. Walmark was advised by Baker & McKenzie.N/APoland
6/3/16Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB advised the shareholders and founders of NextWeb Media Group - the owner of abcZdrowie.pl and Parenting.pl on-line portals and the Blomedia.pl blog platform - in the sale of 100% of shares in NextWeb Media to Wirtualna Polska Holding. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised the buyer.N/APoland
6/3/16White & CaseOn May 14, 2015, the Supreme Court granted the cassation appeal submitted by mBank - represented by White & Case P. Pietkiewicz, M. Studniarek i Wspolnicy - Kancelaria Prawna - in connection with the class action suit filed against mBank by 1,247 clients who have loans with mBank in Swiss francs.N/APoland
6/3/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Catalyst Romania (a private equity fund managed by 3TS Capital Partners) on the acquisition of a 20% shareholding stake in 123ContactForm SRL.N/ARomania
6/5/16FreshfieldsFreshfields advied Vossloh on a successful refinancing by means of a syndicated loan.EUR 500 millionAustria
6/5/16Tark Grunte Sutkiene; SorainenTark Grunte Sutkiene advised the MCI.TechVentures 1.0 private equity fund on the acquisition of a 51% shareholding in the Pigu Group - the leading e-commerce company in the Baltic States. Sorainen advised the Pigu Group on the deal.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
6/5/16SamardzicSamardzic -- the Serbian arm of Austria's Specht & Partner law firm -- successfully advised and represented Danos Ltd in a dispute for breach of a joint-sale contract with an unidentified Serbian rolling stock producer.EUR 40,000Serbia
6/5/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised a group of banks led by Komercni banka (Societe Generale Group) on financing of NAFTA a.s.EUR 250 millionSlovakia
6/5/16Linklaters; Turunc; Bezen & PartnersThe Turunc law firm and Linklaters advised Borsa Istanbul on the execution of a term sheet with the EBRD for the sale of a 10% stake. Bezen & Partners advised the EBRD.N/ATurkey
6/7/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Alior Polska (Carlo Tasara Group) on the sale of shares in Alior Bank S.A.GBP 283 millionPoland
6/8/16Baker & McKenzie; CMSCMS advised Telekom Austria AG, the Austria-based provider of fixed line, mobile, data, and Internet communications services, on its acquisition of Amis d.o.o, the Slovenia-based telecom operator, from Iris Capital and KBC Private Equity NV. Baker & McKenzie advised Iris Capital.N/AAustria;Slovenia
6/8/16CMS; Heresova RuzickaCMS Prague advised the Slovenian insurance company Triglav INT, which is fully owned by Zavarovalnica Triglav, on the sale of Triglav pojisovna, its Czech subsidiary, to VIGO Finance, part of the VIGO Investments Group. The buyers were represented by the Heresova Ruzicka law firm.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovenia
6/8/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised the UBS Limited and WOOD & Company Financial Services, A.S. Polish Branch investment banks in the sale, through an accelerated book-building process, of CCC S.A. shares by Ultro S.A., an entity controlled by billionaire Dariusz Milek, the President of the Management Board of CCC.N/APoland
6/8/16PeliFilip; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG on its acquisition of a 45% shareholding interest in UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. from Tiriac Holdings Ltd., which was advised by PeliFilip.N/ARomania
6/9/16Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised Oberbank AG on its successful capital increase in the amount of approximately EUR 91 million.N/AAustria
6/9/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V. on the sale of 100% of shares in Van Gansewinkel Polska sp. z o.o. to Remondis sp. z o.o.N/APoland
6/9/16SamardzicSamardzic in Cooperation with Specht & Partner successfully registered the -Pronto Bianchi trademark for Ducla Trading, one of the largest importers of food and consumer products to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia.N/ASerbia
6/9/16ODI; Probija & ProbijaODI advised Slovenia's Collegium Mondial Travel, one of the three investors in Projects Sibenik, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Obonjan Riviera project. Porobija & Porobija advised fellow investor Gratiosus d.o.o.EUR 30 millionSlovenia;Croatia
6/9/16Gide Loyrette Nouel; White & CaseGide Loyrette Nouel advised Lactalis on the acquisition of an 80% stake in the dairy heavyweight Ak Gida from its shareholders, in particular the Turkish food industry leader Yildiz Holding, which was advised by White & Case.N/ATurkey
6/9/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised Apax Partners funds on Ukrainian law aspects related to Apax's public takeover of EVRY ASA.N/AUkraine
6/9/16IntegritesIntegrites acted as legal adviser in a trade financing project for the Mirta Group, one of the largest Ukrainian producers of home appliances.N/AUkraine
6/10/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Kellerhals AnwalteDimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided legal advice and assistance with regard to a cross-border investment in a Swiss-based one-stop shop solutions provider for private equity firms. The transaction included a share swap structure for a possible swap of shares performed by the client in order to acquire equity participation in the Swiss mother company. Kellerhals Anwalte Attorneys at law advised on Swiss matters.N/ABulgaria
6/10/16Hedman PartnersHedman Partners advised Monese, a London-based financial technology startup, on raising investment from Seedcamp (Europe's leading acceleration fund), the Estonian early stage VC fund SmartCap, Spotify advisor and investor Shakil Khan, and a selected group of other business angels and private investors from Estonia and abroad.USD 1.8 millionEstonia
6/11/16Brandl & TalosBrandl & Talos advised real estate developer Hallmann Holding International Investment on the increase of its stake in C-Quadrat Investment AG to 10.01% of the voting shares and the share capital.N/AAustria
6/11/16Borenius; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; ThommesenBorenius in Estonia and Latvia and Tark Grunte Sutkiene in Lithuania - both working with the Thommessen law firm in Norway as the main advisor - assisted Estonian Nelja Energia on a successfully completed bond issue to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.EUR 50 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
6/11/16Kapolyi Law Office; Naszados & PronayThe Kapolyi law firm advised Magyar Posta Takarak Ingatlan Befektetesi on its acquisition of the inNove Business Park. The seller was assisted in the deal by the Naszados & Pronay law firm.N/AHungary
6/11/16Pepeliaev GroupThe Pepeliaev Group persuaded the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation to rule in favor of client Zapolyarneft, in an appeal of a lower court decision regarding the proportionality of penalties levied against the company for an oil spill.N/ARussia
6/12/16White & CaseWhite & Case acted as exclusive legal counsel on the sale by Mansa Investments, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments, of 15.4 percent of the shares in Polenergia.EUR 46.5 millionPoland
6/12/16CMSCMS advised PZ Cussons on the sale of a factory in Wroclaw, Poland.N/APoland
6/12/16Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners advised MHP S.A. in connection with the exchange of the Voronezh Agro grain growing assets in the Voronezh region of the Russian Federation for the assets belonging to Agrokultura in the Lviv, Ternopil, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions of Ukraine.N/ARussia;Ukraine
6/12/16Jankovici Popovici MiticJPM advised the Swedish furniture producer IKEA on matters related to the construction of the first IKEA store in Serbia.N/ASerbia
6/12/16Clifford Change; Herguner; Verdi Law FirmHerguner advised the Borrower and the Sponsors on the USD 5 billion dollar financing of the build operate transfer model project for Turkey's 433 km Gebze-Izmir motorway. Clifford Chance Europe and the Verdi Law Firm advised the lenders on the refinancing, which included Akbank TAS, Finansbank A.S., Garanti Bank A.S., Turkey Is Bankasi A.S., Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O., Ziraat Bankasi A.S., Turkey Halk Bankasi A.S., Yapi ve Kredi Bank A.S., and Deutsche Bank AG's London branch.N/ATurkey
6/15/16Squire Patton Boggs; Voicu Filipescu; WystrandSquire Patton Boggs, Wystrand, and Voicu Filipescu advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG in Vienna on the financing of the trade receivables of the Faurecia Group through Raiffeisen Factor Bank AG.EUR 50 millionAustria;CzechRepublic;Romania
6/15/16Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie successfully represented the Hungarian energy company MOL before the European Court of Justice, which dismissed the EU Commission's appeal against an earlier annulment by the EU's General Court of an EU Commission decision alleging that MOL had received HUF 30.4 billion of illegal state aid.N/AHungary
6/15/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised Skanefagel / Kronfagel - one of the largest European chicken producers, on a joint venture with a Lithuanian agrofirm for growing organic chicken.N/ALithuania
6/15/16Dentons; Soltysinski Kawecki & SzlezakSoltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised the Blue City, Blue Office, and Blue Parking retail-office center in Warsaw on the refinancing by ING Bank Slaski S.A., ING Bank N.V., and ING Bank N.V., London Branch, which were advised by Dentons.EUR 185 millionPoland
6/15/16CMS; Weil Gotshal & MangesCMS successfully advised PZU on the financing of Echo BV's acquisition of a 41.55% stake in real estate developer Echo Investment. Echo BV was represented by Weil Gotshal & Manges.EUR 402 millionPoland
6/15/16Buzescu Ca; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau AssociatesBuzescu CA obtained a victory on behalf of Wizz Air in Romania in a case in which Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and Vilau Associates were also involved.EUR 10.5 millionRomania
6/15/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss acted as Slovenian legal adviser to UniCredit, BNP, KKR, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Raiffeisen Bank, ING Bank, and Banca IMI as the purchasers in connection with the issue of the 7.875% Additional Senior Secured Notes due 2020 of the United Group.EUR 150 millionSlovenia
6/15/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Hongyang Metal Industry, an international investor in the manganese ore industry in Ukraine, in several disputes with the state before the Ukrainian commercial courts.N/AUkraine
6/16/16RedRed Legal advised EfTEN - a leading Estonian fund manager - on the initial public offering of shares in its new alternative real estate investment fund EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS.N/AEstonia
6/16/16Papapolitis & PapapolitisPapapolitis & Papapolitis acted for the GSO/Blackstone Group in respect of its investment in the Greek listed real-estate development company Lamda Development.N/AGreece
6/16/16BoreniusBorenius advised the 4finance Group in connection with an offering of high-yield notes.SEK 225 millionLatvia;Lithuania
6/16/16Sorainen; EllexSorainen advised the Inreal Valdymas real estate company in Lithuania - part of the Invalda Privatus Kapitalas group - on its sale of the Vertingis business center in Vilnius to the Swedish-based Nordic and Baltic Property Group, which was advised by Valiunas Ellex.N/ALithuania
6/16/16Art De Lex; Goltsblat BLP; Pepeliaev Group; YUSTThe Art De Lex law firm successfully represented the New Forwarding Company and Ferrotrans, Russian railway operators both belonging to the Globalports Group, before the Moscow Commercial Court, in a challenge to a fine levied by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia against Russian Railways, 16 railway operators, and the administration of the Kemerovo region. Other defendants were represented by Goltsblat BLP, the Pepeliaev Group, and YUST.RUB 2.2 billionRussia
6/16/16Houlihan Lokey; ODI; Wolf TheissODI advised an affiliate of York Capital Management and Elements Capital Partners on the purchase of receivables and obligations against Istrabenz from BAWAG and banks in the Erste Group. The sellers were advised by Wolf Theiss and Houlihan Lokey.EUR 46.7 millionSlovenia
6/16/16Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie)A team of lawyers from Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised ING Group's Turkish subsidiary on a syndicated loan obtained for trade finance purposes.USD 244.49 million and EUR 311.99 millionTurkey
6/16/16Avellum Partners; Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Deutsche Bank, the dealer manager arranging an exchange offer for the outstanding Eurobonds due April 28, 2015 issued by DTEK on the successful change of the governing law of its US-governed high yield bonds to what the firm describes as an "English law scheme of arrangement. DTEK was advised by Avellum Partners.USD 200 millionUkraine
6/17/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Tatra Banka, a.s. in connection with the refinancing of the Aupark Tower business center in Bratislava.N/ASlovakia
6/18/16Allen & Overy; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised PORR Bau GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of PORR AG, on the purchase of Bilfinger Infrastructure S.A. from Bilfinger SE, which was advised by A&O Frankfurt.N/AAustria
6/18/16Aykan Acar Ergonene; Paksoy; Weil Gotshal & MangesPaksoy served as Turkish legal advisor to Opera Mediaworks, the mobile advertising subsidiary of the Norwegian browser maker Opera, on its May 2015 acquisition of a majority stake in the Mobilike mobile advertising network. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Opera on US law, and the Aykan Acar Ergonen law firm advised Mobilike on the deal.N/ATurkey
6/18/16AequoAequo advised the EBRD on various issues related to the restructuring of its loans to Ukrainian borrowers operating in the territories affected by military actions, as well as assisting with corporate, tax, and compliance matters.N/AUkraine
6/18/16KPD ConsultingKPD Consulting was engaged by Greece-based Autohellas in connection with the establishment of a Ukrainian subsidiary - Autotechnica Fleet Services LLC - and commencement of rent-a-car business activity in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
6/19/16Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene (TGS) successfully represented BAB Ukio Bankas in a dispute with the German bank Commerzbank AG regarding the ability of Lithuanian companies in bankruptcy to apply for debt recovery from foreign contractors in Lithuanian courts.N/ALithuania
6/19/16Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & CaseWhite & Case advised the Global Coordinators, Joint Bookrunner, and Co-manager on the sale by Fleet Holding S.A., a company under the control of Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund, of 7,145,304 shares representing 60 percent of the share capital in Prime Car Management S.A., through an accelerated book-building. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Fleet Holding on the sale.EUR 72.3 millionPoland
6/19/16Bondoc & AssoicatesBondoc & Asociatii assisted Fondul Proprietatea, as borrower, in connection with a revolving committed credit facility granted by Citibank Europe PLC Dublin - Romanian Branch.EUR 111.4 millionRomania
6/22/16PRK PartnersPRK Partners advised Komercni banka in connection with a project finance loan facility provided to the Energeia charitable organization, which intends to operate a hydroelectric power plant in Steti, in the Czech Republic.N/ACzechRepublic
6/22/16CMSCMS advised Vychodoslovenska Energetika a.s., a Slovakia-based company engaged in the distribution and supply of electricity, in its acquisition of RWE Gas Slovensko, s.r.o., a Slovakia-based gas supplier, from RWE Supply & Trading CZ, a.s.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
6/22/16Arend & Medernach; DLA Piper; Eversheds, Norton Rose Fulbright; Tark Grunte SutkieneNorton Rose Fulbright, Tark Grunte Sutkiene, DLA Piper, and Arend & Medernach advised Mezzanine Management on its provision of mezzanine finance to support the growth of Mogo Finance, a non-bank car financing provider operating in the Baltics and Georgia. Mogo was advised by Eversheds Bitans.EUR 23.3 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
6/22/16SorainenSorainen assisted Merfish Pipe & Supply - a US master distributor of carbon steel pipes, fittings and flanges - in asset recovery. The case involved a cross-border criminal investigation into fraudulently transferred funds.N/ALatvia
6/22/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Sanofi on implementing the new whistleblowing program triggered by the newly adopted Slovak whistleblowing regulation.N/ASlovakia
6/22/16White & CaseWhite & Case advised the lenders and the hedging banks, including SMBC, BTMU, Siemens Bank, and Intesa Sanpaolo, on the financing of a 475-bed hospital public-private partnership in Yozgat, Turkey.EUR 150 millionTurkey
6/23/16Avellum Partners; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Freshfields; Sayenko KharenkoDZP advised GlaxoSmithKline on Polish aspects of its global three-part conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving GSK's acquisition of Novartis's global vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines), Novartis's acquisition of GSK's oncology business, and the mutual creation of a consumer healthcare joint venture. The transaction covered 52 jurisdictions. Freshfields advised Novartis globally. Avellum Partners was engaged by Freshfields to act as a Ukrainian legal counsel for Novartis in GSK/Novartis transactions and Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian counsel to GSK on employment matters.USD 20 billionPoland;Ukraine
6/23/16DentonsDenton advised the Region Group of Companies on the acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz Plaza in Moscow.N/ARussia
6/23/16BoreniusBorenius Russia is assisting Telko Oy - a leading Finnish distributor of industrial chemicals, oils, and polymers - in its acquisition of 32,800 square meters of land for construction of an industrial and logistics complex in the Greenstate industrial park from YIT St. PetersburgN/ARussia
6/23/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic-advised Air Serbia in negotiations over and the eventual conclusion of the first collective bargaining agreement signed by the company in 20 years.N/ASerbia
6/23/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine assisted the global chemicals company Kemira Oyj with obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of the paper chemical business of AkzoNobel.EUR 153 millionUkraine
6/24/16DentonsDentons assisted AmRest Holdings SE in acquiring Starbucks franchises in Romania and Bulgaria from the Marinopoulos Group.EUR 16 millionBulgaria;Romania
6/24/16Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright advised Abris Capital Partners, acting through its subsidiary CLRD, on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Graf-Poz, a Polish premium cardboard packaging manufacturer.N/APoland
6/24/16Allen & Overy; CMSCMS and Allen & Overy teamed up to successfully represent P4 in a dispute with the Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection.N/APoland
6/24/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiSPCG advised the Money Makers brokerage house on its restructuring into an investment fund company, including during proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.N/APoland
6/24/16Deloitte Legal; Dentons; Squire Patton Boggs; Voicu Filipescu; WystrandSquire Patton Boggs offices in Warsaw and Brussels, with the assistance of Voicu & Filipescu in Romania, advised Avallon on its acquisition of NovoTech Polska from Time Technoplast Ltd. Deloitte Legal advised Time Technoplast, and Dentons represented ING Bank Slaska, the financing bank.EUR 100 millionPolandRomania
6/24/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Credit Europe Bank Ltd. On the successful completion of one of the first Russian securitizations of car loans.EUR 208 millionRussia
6/24/16Dolzan, Vidmar & Zemljaric; ODIODI advised the Hidria Group on a EUR 150 million out-of-court financial restructuring process, as well as all legal aspects of corporate reorganisation. Dolzan, Vidmar & Zemljaric advised the consortium of eight banks involved in the restructuring.EUR 150 millionSlovenia;Serbia
6/25/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank's conservators and syndics in the process of payment of compensation due to more than 108 thousand depositors of the bank by the Bulgarian Bank Deposits Insurance Fund under the Bank Deposits Guarantee Act implementing Directive 94/19/EC of 30 May 1994 on deposit-guarantee schemes.EUR 1.8 billionBulgaria
6/25/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. acted as advisors of Corporate Commercial Bank's conservators and syndics on all day-to-day activities in the insolvent bank.N/ABulgaria
6/25/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided comprehensive legal advice to the Corporate Commercial Bank regarding complex tax issues pertaining to a number of unprecedented cases of taxation of financial institutions placed under special supervision.N/ABulgaria
6/25/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. launched legal actions and subsequent legal representation in numerous debt recovery activities of the insolvent Corporate Commercial Bank.N/ABulgaria
6/25/16Clifford Chance; CMS; NoerrNoerr advised BC Partners on Czech and Slovak elements of its USD 1.9 billion sale of medical operator Synlab to Cinven. CMS provided overall coordination on the seller side and advice on German law. Clifford Chance advised the buyer.EUR 1.8 billion (Global Deal Value)CzechRepublic;Slovakia
6/25/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW Legal & Tax advised PayTel S.A., on its successful application for permission from the Polish Financial Supervisions Authority to act as a "national payment institution.N/APoland
6/25/16Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners-KZRP successfully persuaded the Regional Court of Warsaw that the lower court's order in a 2008 trial that the firm's client publish a formal apology in the Dziennik Polska-Europa-Swiat newspaper is unenforceable.N/APoland
6/25/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners supported the securitization of mortgage assets for the Housing Finance Bank (AO Bank ZhilFinance).N/ARussia
6/25/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - and Baker & McKenzie's Frankfurt office advised ING on a loan facility to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the procurement of light rail cars.EUR 23.5 millionTurkey
6/26/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised LHV, the Estonian bank, in developing CUBER (which the firm describes as a -globally unique new kind of certificate of deposit) and a mobile app called CUBER Wallet.N/AEstonia
6/26/16Paksoy; Linklaters; YarsuvatPaksoy advised funds advised by Triton on the sale of Compo's Expert division - one of the leading suppliers of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications - to Goat Bidco (a subsidiary of the XIO Group). Compo was advised by Linklaters as international counsel, and Goat Bidco was advised by the Yarsuvat Law Firm.N/ATurkey
6/29/16Szabo, Kelemen & Partners; Weil Gotshal & MangesSzabo, Kelemen & Partners advised Corvinus Nemzetkozi Befektetesi Rt. on its acquisition of Budapest Bank, GE's banking subsidiary in Hungary. The seller was advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges.USD 700 millionHungary
6/30/16CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; King & Wood MallesonsCMS advised Urban Utilities Pty Ltd on its acquisition of GridX Power Pty Ltd. from Tedom a.s. Havel Holasek & Partners and King & Wood Mallesons advised Tedom on the dealN/ACzechRepublic
6/30/16Dentons; Soltysinski Kawecki & SzlezakDentons advised Dr Gerard in the acquisition of 100% of Grupa Mieszko's shares in Lider Artur in a bid to consolidate the largely fragmented Polish biscuit market. Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised the seller.N/APoland
6/30/16DentonsDentons advised Morgal Investments on the successful completion of the first stage of the sale of part of the land intended for the implementation of the Planetograd project.N/ARussia
6/30/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Burgan Bank A.S. on its inaugural syndicated loan obtained for general trade finance purposes.USD 119 millionTurkey
6/30/16AntikaAntika advised USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in the development and implementation of an ESCO mechanism in public buildings sector of Kyiv.EUR 5 millionUkraine
6/30/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Budynok Pobutu Obolon PrJSC, a subsidiary of Dragon Ukrainian Properties & Development, in a dispute with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine regarding termination of the construction of a residential and office complex in the Obolonskyi District of Kyiv.N/AUkraine
7/1/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic conducted a due diligence investigation of Hypo Alpe Adria Bank in the jurisdictions of Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina on behalf of potential buyer VIA Group/VTB Consortium.N/ABosnia&Herzegovina;Croatia;Montenegro;Serbia;
7/1/16CMS; bnt PartnersCMS advised Centerscape on the acquisition of a property portfolio consisting of nine retail assets across the Czech Republic from CEE real estate investment fund Peakside - which was advised by bnt.N/ACzechRepublic
7/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented CEZ Nova energetika, a.s. (a Czech energy supplier) and its venture capital subsidiary Inven Capital, in its acquisition of Sonnenbatterie.N/ACzechRepublic
7/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case acted as legal counsel to Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s., a company belonging to the Amundi Group, on the acquisition of an administrative building in Prague.N/ACzechRepublic
7/1/16CMSCMS advised US cyber-security company Lookingglass Cyber Solutions on the acquisition of Czech-based Kleissner & Associates from its founder Peter Kleissner.N/ACzechRepublic
7/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Severomoravske vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava a.s. (SmVaK), one of the leaders in the water supply market of the Czech Republic, in connection with its issue of fixed rate bonds in the aggregate nominal value of up to EUR 5.5 billion due 2022 and in connection with prepayment of its previous bond.EUR 5.5 billionCzechRepublic
7/1/16Borenius; Cobalt (the former Estonian Borenius team joined Cobalt)Cobalt counselled Capfield in the refinancing of Capfield's real estate portfolio with Nordea Bank.N/AEstonia
7/1/16Cobalt; Red, Attorneys at LawCobalt's Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania offices acted for a syndicate of banks (including Nordea Bank AB, Estonia branch and Danske Bank A/S, Estonia branch) in a major financing transaction with AS Graanul Invest. AS Graanul Invest was advised on the deal by Red, Attorneys at Law.EUR 73 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
7/1/16NoerrNoerr advised the Finext Startup Venture Capital Fund in connection with second and third financing rounds in Cubilog Kft.EUR 1.5 millionHungary
7/1/16Dr. Baran-Kalasz Law Firm; Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay represented and advised Expeditors in litigation relating to damages caused by violation of German and EU tax regulations in connection with the international freight forwarding of high value machinery. The claimant, DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH, a subsidiary of DHL group, was represented by the Dr. Baran-Kalasz Law Firm.HUF 300 millionHungary
7/1/16NoerrNoerr advised Partners Group in connection with participating in a syndicated term loan to a Hungarian-registered company.N/AHungary
7/1/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised on the sale of the 2015/2016 - 2018/2019 media rights of the Polish Premiere League to the nc+ and Eurosport broadcasting networks.N/APoland
7/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Polnord with regard to acquiring financing for on-going business via a revolving facility.EUR 12.5 millionPoland
7/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Bank Ochrony Srodowiska S.A. on refinancing of a hotel complex.EUR 21 millionPoland
7/1/16Konchanski Zieba Rapala & PartnersKochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners successfully persuaded the Regional Court in Warsaw to dismiss a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against the firm's client, Ringier Axel Springer Polska, in its entirety.N/APoland
7/1/16Weil Gotshal & MangesWeil Gotshal & Manges acted as legal counsel to BZK Group in connection with an April 15, 2015 agreement to establish a joint venture between it and China's Ningbo Beidahuang Logistics Group Co., Ltd.N/APoland
7/1/16Dentons; Gernandt & Danielsson; Noerr; Van Doorne; DentonsNoerr advised ANV (Lloyd's syndicate) in the process of granting Seller's or Purchaser's Indemnities and Warranties Insurance Policies in relation to the insurance of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Bianor group of companies from Nimbus Investments by Rosti Group. Dentons' Bucharest and Warsaw offices advised the purchaser, along with Gernandt & Danielsson and Van Doorne.EUR 13.5 millionPoland;Romania
7/1/16Reff & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiReff & Asociatii advised IKEA Romania on its June 12, 2015 acquisition of property on which it intends to open its second store in Romania. The seller, the Broadhurst Investments fund, was assisted by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii.N/ARomania
7/1/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Michael Kors on the opening of its first flagship store in Romania.N/ARomania
7/1/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG, a subsidiary of COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft, on Romanian matters related to its sale of a Europe-wide commercial real estate portfolio.EUR 2.2 billion (Global Deal Value)Romania
7/1/16Buzescu Ca; DentonsDentons advised the Petroceltic oil and gas company on the purchase of equity in two exploration blocks in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea: (1) 40% in the EX-27 Muridava Block previously held by a subsidiary of Sterling Resources, and (2) 30% in the EX-28 Est Cobalcescu Block previously held by a subsidiary of Beach Energy. The Buzescu Ca law firm represented Beach Energy on its transfer of a participation in the EX-28 Cobalcescu perimeter.N/ARomania
7/1/16Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou; DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Secure Property Development & Investment on the acquisition of the total equity in a Cypriot company from a Luxembourg seller. Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou LLC acted as the Cypriot counsel to the seller.EUR 10.8 millionRomania
7/1/16AequoAequo advised JSC UniCredit Bank (Russia) in the course of restructuring of EUR 30 million indebtedness of its borrower, part of Energy Standard Group.EUR 30 millionRussia;Ukraine
7/1/16Baker & McKenzie; Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised Whirlpool on various employment and corporate matters related to its merger with Indesit in Serbia and transfer of employees.N/ASerbia
7/1/16Baker Botts; Paksoy; Pekin & PekinPaksoy advised Anixter International Inc. on the completion of the previously announced sale of its OEM Supply - Fasteners segment to American Industrial Partners (AIP). Baker Botts was global counsel to AIP, and Pekin & Pekin provided the company with local advice.USD 380 millionTurkey
7/1/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised South Korea's Hahn & Company private equity fund on Turkish elements related to its acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp.USD 3.6 billionTurkey
7/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised BSH Hausgerate GmbH on the Ukrainian competition law issues relating to its acquisition of FagorMastercook.USD 25 millionUkraine
7/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Marubeni Aviation on the Ukrainian competition law matters relating to the acquisition of the shareholding in Aircastle Limited.N/AUkraine
7/1/16AequoAequo advised NCH Capital (USA) on the first ever purchase of an insolvent Ukrainian bank from the Deposit Guarantee Fund.UAH 252 millionUkraine
7/1/16AequoAequo advised the UBG Group on acquisition from the Deposit Guarantee Fund (the Ukrainian Deposit Insurance Agency) of a bridge bank incorporated on the basis of the Ukrainian PJSC Omega Bank in the course of the bank's resolution.UAH 150 millionUkraine
7/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Chevron Corporation on negotiating a production sharing agreement with the State of Ukraine relating to the extraction of hydrocarbons in Ukraine.USD 10 billionUkraine
7/1/16Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised UniCredit Bank Austria on the amendment and restatement of a pre-export facility to Kernel Group.USD 400 millionUkraine
7/1/16Aequo; Sherman & SterlingAequo advised Fairfax Financial on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Brit plc. Shearman & Sterling LLP acted as a global competition counsel to Fairfax.GBP 1.87 billionUkraine
7/1/16AstersAsters acted as legal counsel to KARA Energy Systems, in connection with the June 22, 2015 launch of cooperation with the Ukrteplo group of companies.N/AUkraine
7/1/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar advised UIA in connection with its application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine with regard to the alleged violations of the Ukrainian competition law by Lukoil Aviation Ukraine on the Ukrainian aviation fuel market.N/AUkraine
7/1/16AequoAequo advised Apollo Global Management on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of OM Group (USA), a manufacturer of magnetic technologies.USD 1.03 billionUkraine
7/1/16Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & CaseAvellum Partners advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with the reprofiling of Eurobonds of The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine maturing in 2015 and 2018, and the subordinated bond maturing in 2016, in compliance with the targets of the IMF-supported program. White & Case LLP acted as legal advisor to The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine and to the Ministry of Finance regarding English law and Sayenko Kharenko acted as its legal locally.USD 1.4 billionUkraine
7/1/16AequoAequo advised Apollo Global Management on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Verallia, a subdivision of Saint Gobain, a leading world glass producer.USD 2.95 billionUkraine
7/1/16AequoAequo advised the European Commission on Ukrainian and international law matters related to a disbursed loan of EUR 600 million. This represents the first installment under the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-III) program.EUR 1.8 billionUkraine
7/3/16Schoenherr; Hule Bachmayr-Heyda NordbergSchoenherr advised Hamburg-based Union Investment Real Estate GmbH on its investments in Green Worx, the first LEED Platinum-certified office complex in Austria. Green Worx's developers were advised by Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg.N/AAustria
7/3/16BoreniusBorenius advised AS SEB banka as the arranger on Latvenergo AS's June issuance of notes. Under the program the company issued seven-year green bonds.EUR 75 millionLatvia
7/3/16Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiSPCG advised the Dephi Group on Polish aspects of the global sale of its Thermal business to MAHLE Behr.N/APoland
7/3/16Bondoc & Asociatii; Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised Abris Capital Partners in its investment in the Pehart group of companies, which was assisted in the deal by Bondoc & Asociatii.N/ARomania
7/3/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko advised the Soufflet Group on potential investment in the state-owned Illichivsk seaport. The project provides for the construction of a grain transshipment terminal with annual processing capacity of 1-1.2 million tons.N/AUkraine
7/3/16Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie acted as legal advisor and contributed to the Ukraine section of the Report on the Preparedness for Emissions Trading in the EBRD Region.N/AUkraine
7/6/16Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised Lenzing AG on the sale of several business units of Lenzing Technik.N/AAustria
7/6/16SorainenSorainen advised the Castovanni debt collection company on its acquisition by the Julianus Grupp.N/AEstonia;Latvia
7/6/16MagnussonMagnusson advised Immofinanz on its acquisition of the remaining shares in Warsaw's Empark Mokotow Business Park. Immofinanz - which previously held 50% of Empark - purchased the shares from its former joint venture partner, an affiliate of Heitman LLC.N/APoland
7/6/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)Baker & McKenzie SCP (Paris) and the Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers in relation to a Multi Tranche Term Loan Facility extended to Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S.EUR 213 millionTurkey
7/7/16Binder Groesswang; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Osterreichische Volksbanken-Aktiengesellschaft in the restructuring of the Volksbanken sector and the continuation of OVAG as a run-down entity based on the new run-down regime established under Austria's newly implemented Federal Act on the Recovery and Resolution of Banks.N/AAustria
7/7/16Szecskay Attorneys At Law; Toros Ugyvedi IrodaSzecskay acted for ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt. in litigation brought by a claimant (whose identity was kept confidential) relating to its refusal to pay under bank guarantees. The claimant was represented by Toros Ugyvedi Iroda.HUF 130 millionHungary
7/7/16Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay acted for ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt. in litigation brought by Claimant Fejlesztesi Bank Magyar relating to its refusal to pay under bank guarantees.HUF 480 millionHungary
7/7/16Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay assisted Bloomberg regarding compliance matters with regards to their new and updated financial products.N/AHungary
7/7/16Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay assisted Bloomberg regarding compliance matters with regards to its new and updated financial products.N/AHungary
7/7/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca successfully appealed the decision of the court of first instance - which ruled in favor of Foradex - on behalf of its client Amromco regarding disputed ownership of a natural gas production well.N/ARomania
7/7/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnersRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners acted for 4Ocean Design in litigation concerning unfair competition. Unitplast was advised by lawyer Jure Klesnik.EUR 0.5 millionSlovenia
7/8/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. signed a consultancy contract with the EBRD for assistance in the implementation of the Bank's -Policy Advice and Implementation Support for e-Procurement Reform in the Public Procurement Sector in Bulgaria project.N/ABulgaria
7/8/16Clifford Chance; Dentons; NoerrNoerr advised Warranty & Indemnity insurer ANV on the purchaser warranty & indemnity insurance for Europa CapitalŠs (though Europa Fund IV pan-European investment fund) acquisition of the Hadovka Office Park in Prague from George Leslie, a rescue manager, by way of a share deal. Dentons was the advisor of Europa Capital and Clifford Chance advised the seller.EUR 43 millionCzechRepublic
7/8/16Motieka & Audzevicius; Tark Grunte SutkieneMotieka & Audzevicius advised the management and group of investors (sellers) regarding a buy-out of shares in UAB Brolis semiconductors from Litcapital I. The group of investors consisted of leading laser manufacturers Sviesos konversija, Eksma and several financial investors. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised the buyers.N/ALithuania
7/9/16SchoenherrSchoenherr provided support to the negotiating group established by Austria's Federal Ministry of Finance for the talks that led to the successful conclusion of a political agreement in principle between the Republic of Austria and the German state of Bavaria aimed at settling all legal disputes concerning HETA.N/AAustria
7/9/16Baker & McKenzie; Havel Holasek & Partners; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised VB-Leasing International on the sale of VB Leasing Slovakia to CSOB Leasing and on the replacement of 100% of the shareholder funding at par (including accrued interest) by the KBC Group. KBC and CSOB Leasing were advised by Havel Holasek & Partners on Slovak matters and by Baker & McKenzie on Austrian law.N/AAustria;Slovakia
7/9/16Castren & Snellman; Cobalt; LindahlCobalt - working together with Lindahl and Castren & Snellman - advised Hanza Holding AB on Estonian aspects of its acquisition of all outstanding shares in Metalliset Oy, a provider of high quality mechanical manufacturing.EUR 7.5 millionEstonia
7/9/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca obtained a victory for Statkraft Markets in a case regarding a claim filed by Transelectrica, the Romanian electricity system and transmission operator, regarding claims for charges for cross-border electricity trading.N/ARomania
7/9/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP won a case for IKEA in the court of appeal regarding claims made by Khimki Collective Agricultural Enterprise.N/ARussia
7/9/16Jankovici Popovici MiticJPM is advising the Serbian state-owned gas distribution company JP Srbijagas on the separation of its activities.N/ASerbia
7/10/16Reed Smith; Wolf Theiss; CMSReed Smith and Wolf Theiss advised Arco Capital Corporation Ltd., a Cayman-based fund, in connection with the refinancing of Business Park Sofia, the largest office park in Southeastern Europe, with UniCredit Bank Austria AG and UniCredit Bulbank AD, which were advised by CMS.EUR 103 millionBulgaria
7/10/16SorainenSorainen prepared the Technopolis group's TP documentation to demonstrate that pricing for intra-group services and financing transactions was in line with the arm's-length principle.N/AEstonia
7/10/16BoreniusBorenius agreed to provide legal assistance to the Latvian Ministry of Transport on the implementation of the Rail Baltica rail transport project.N/ALatvia
7/10/16Allen & Overy; Clifford ChanceAllen & Overy advised Grupa Lotos and Lotos Asfalt on the preparation, financing, and implementation of the Ç"EFRA - Effective Refining project, which consists of the construction and operation of a delayed coking unit with auxiliary infrastructure in the immediate vicinity of the Grupa Lotos refinery in Gdansk. Clifford Chance advised a consortium of financial institutions on the financing.PLN 2.5 billionPoland
7/10/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtained pre-closing clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for XPO Logistics' purchase of shares in Norbert Dentressangle.N/ARussia
7/10/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtained the approval of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service for client ROSSIUM Concern LLC's acquisition of a controlling stake in FC URALSIB.N/ARussia
7/10/16Dentons; Van Campen LiemVan Campen Liem and Dentons advised Turkcell on its acquisition of SCM Holdings Limited's (-SCM) 44.96 percent stake in Euroasia Telecommunications Holding B.V.USD 100 millionTurkey;Ukraine
7/14/16NoerrNoerr advised the China Fire Safety Enterprise Group Limited on the acquisition of a 40% interest in the Albert Ziegler Group from the China International Marine Containers Group, which in turn acquired 30% of the shares in CFSE.EUR 56 millionCzechRepublic
7/14/16Clifford Chance; DentonsDentons advised the Europa Fund IV pan-European investment fund, managed by Europa Capital, on its acquisition of the Hadovka Office Park in Prague from George Leslie, a rescue manager who held the company's shares. Clifford Chance represented Leslie in the deal.EUR 43 millionCzechRepublic
7/14/16CMS; White & CaseCMS successfully advised the Value4Capital private equity fund on the sale of its Home.pl portfolio company to 1&1 Internet SE, a subsidiary of United Internet. White & Case advised United Internet on the deal.EUR 150 millionPoland
7/14/16PaksoyPaksoy advised the International Finance Corporation on its issuance of TRY 100 million discount notes, becoming the first international finance institution to issue Turkish Lira denominated debt instruments.TRY 100 millionTurkey
7/15/16Schoenherr, Hogan Lovells, Squire Patton BoggsBlackstone and Wells Fargo signed agreements on Friday, 10 April 2015 to purchase most of the assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at approximately USD 23 billion. One part of the deal consisted in Blackstone's European real estate fund BREP Europe IV acquiring GE Capital's European equity real estate assets (office, logistics and retail assets), among others in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia.USD 23 billionBulgaria;CzechRepublic;Poland;Slovakia
7/15/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised ING, Komercne banka and SMBC Nikko in their capacity as joint lead managers in connection with the issue of Fixed Rate Bonds due 2022 by Severomoravske vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava,.EUR 200 millionCzechRepublic
7/15/16P+P Pollath + Partners; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Super Group Limited on its acquisition of the IN tIME group from funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe. Equistone was advised by P+P Pollath + Partners.EUR 153.5 millionCzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland;Romania
7/15/16Glimstedt; Red LegalGlimstedt advised Gazprom of Russia on its sale of 37% of its shares in the AS Vorguteenus Valdus gas transmission network in Estonia to Estonian electricity transmission system operator Elering for EUR 19.9 million. Elering was advised by Red Legal.EUR 19.9 millionEstonia
7/15/16CobaltCobalt advised Cgates on its acquisition of Lithuania's Kava telecom operator.N/ALithuania
7/15/16Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised INVL Technology, a company investing in information and communication technologies, on its successfully-completed public offering of shares and admission thereof to trading on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius.EUR 10 millionLithuania
7/15/16CMSCMS advised IPF Investments Polska - a company belonging to the international financial group International Personal Finance plc - on a bond issue on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.PLN 200 millionPoland
7/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance represented Rompetrol before the Romanian Supreme Court in its appeal against the fine levied upon it by the Romanian Competition Council for an alleged concerted practice over the oil market. The court ruled that the fines should be decreased and held that Rompetrol was entitled to recover legal fees.EUR 28 millionRomania
7/15/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners advised Schneider Electric S.A on Ukrainian merger control regulations related to its acquisition of shares of Invensys plc. Obtaining of the required merger clearance permits with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Ivensys on the actual acquisition in 2013.GBP 3.4 billion (Global Deal ValueUkraine
7/15/16Baker & McKenzieBaker & McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to the EBRD on the Corporate Governance Reform of Naftogaz.N/AUkraine
7/16/16CMS; SchoenherrCMS advised Union Asset Management Holding AG in its acquisition of 100% of shares in Volksbank Invest Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H (VB Invest) as well as 94.5% of shares in Immo Kapitalanlage AG (Immo KAG). Schoenherr advised VB Invest and Immo KAG.N/AAustria
7/16/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised Roquette Freres on its acquisition of an additional participation stake in AB Amilina, a major regional starch processor, from UAB Grudaine.N/ALithuania
7/16/16Motieka & AudzeviciusMotieka & Audzevicius advised the management and a group of investors (including leading laser manufacturers Sviesos Konversija, Eksma, and several unnamed financial investors), on the buy-out of shares of UAB Brolis Semiconductors from Litcapital I.N/ALithuania
7/16/16SchnitzerThe Schnitzer law firm has advised Montenegro on its accession to the World Trade Organisation's Government Procurement Agreement, completed within the framework of a project financed by the EBRD.N/AMontenegro
7/16/16Paksoy; Herguner Bilgen OzekePaksoy advised Turkish optical product distributor Merve Optik on its acquisition by the French eye-glass giant Essilor Optica International Holding. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised Essilor Optica.N/ATurkey
7/17/16Allen & Overy; Brandl & Talos; Freshfields; Herzog Neeman FoxBrandl & Talos and Freshfields (on English law issues) are advising bwin.party on its expected takeover by 888 Today Holdings. Allen & Overy (advising on English law) and Herzog Neeman Fox (on Isreali law) are advising 888 Holdings on the deal.N/AAustria
7/17/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Allianz Capital Partners on its acquisition of four wind parks in the Austrian state of Lower Austria from ImWind, one of the country's largest wind farm operators, with a portfolio of 320 MW in operation.N/AAustria
7/17/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Bichler & Zrzavy.CHSH advised red-stars.com data AG in connection with its acquisition of 33% of the share capital and voting rights in Machine & Voice Communication GmbH - which was advised by Bichler & Zrzavy.N/AAustria
7/17/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss announced that it was advising listed Italian energy company ERG Renew and Russian oil major Lukoil on the complex separation of LUKERG Renew, an Austrian-based 50-50 joint venture created in 2011 to invest in the wind sector throughout CEE.N/AAustria
7/17/16Cobalt; LinklatersCobalt and Linklaters have advised Rakuten - Japan's version of Amazon.com - on its acquisition of Fits.me, a startup founded in Estonia and now headquartered in London.N/AEstonia
7/17/16Clifford Chance; Deloitte Legal; Lakatos, Koves & PartnersLakatos, Koves & Partners and Clifford Chance advised Mercor S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of shares in the Hungarian firm Dunamenti Tuzvedelem, which trades in passive fire protection systems. Deloitte Legal in Hungary represented Dunamenti Tuzvedelem on the deal.N/AHungary
7/17/16Cobalt; Ellex; Lawin (now Valiunas Ellex); Raidla Lejins & Norcous (now Cobalt)Cobalt advised Invalda INVL, a major asset management and investment company in Lithuania, on the sale of Bank Finasta and Finasta brokerage company to Siauliu bankas, which was represented by Ellex.EUR 6 millionLithuania
7/17/16Jankovic Popovic MiticJankovic Popovic Mitic announced that it is advising the Chinese MEI TA Industrial Company on its agreement to found a new plant in Obrenovac, SerbiaN/ASerbia
7/17/16Baker & McKenzie; EY LawBaker & McKenzie acted as legal advisor to the owners of the Rozetka business, in connection with the sale of a stake to Horizon Capital. Horizon was represented by EY Law on the deal.N/AUkraine
7/18/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised The Royal Group from Abu Dhabi on obtaining a full Banking License from the National Bank of Serbia for the establishment of Mira Bank in February 2015.USD 300 millionSerbia
7/21/16bpv Hugel; Gleiss Lutzbpv Hugel (in Austria) and Gleiss Lutz (in Germany) persuaded the General Court of the European Union to reduce the fine imposed jointly and severally on Voestalpine AG and its subsidiary Voestalpine Austria Draht GmbH (now Voestalpine Wire Rod Austria GmbH) for participating in a pre-stressing steel market cartel from EUR 22 million to EUR 7.5 million.N/AAustria
7/21/16CMS; Divjak Topic & BahtijarevicDivjak Topic & Bahtijarevic advised the Zagreb Stock Exchange on its agreement to take over 100% of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange shares from the CEE Stock Exchange Group, which was assisted in the deal by CMS.N/ACroatia;Slovakia
7/22/16Hedman PartnersHedman Partners helped investors belonging to the Estonian Business Angels Association to allocate EUR 85 thousand into Capster - a health technology start-up company that develops innovative solutions for effective cold treatment.EUR 85,000Estonia
7/22/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on its bond issue, which was governed by Poland's new Bonds Act that came into force on July 1, 2015.N/APoland
7/22/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca represented Gazprom Marketing & Trading with regard to its application for and receipt of an electricity trader license from the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority.N/ARomania
7/22/16LidingsLidings is advising Japan's Mizuho Bank on corporate law issues including the preparation of documentation necessary to open and maintain accounts of the bank's clients.N/ARussia
7/22/16Kolcuoglu Demirkan KocakliKolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli has advised M&C Saatchi on its acquisition of a minority stake in INSPI(RED), an advertising agency based in Istanbul, and the resulting creation of M&C Saatchi Istanbul.N/ATurkey
7/22/16AequoAequo advised NCH Capital on the Share Purchase Agreement entered into by the Deposit Guarantee Fund and AGRO Holdings (Ukraine) Limited (a Cypriot subsidiary of the investment fund managed by NCH Capital), for 100% of the shares of PJSC Astra Bank.EUR 3.9 millionUkraine
7/23/16Allen & Overy; B-Legal; Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised the Swiss real estate investor Corestate Capital on Austrian law aspects of its joint venture with Austria's Soravia Group regarding the development of four high-rise buildings in Vienna.EUR 432 millionAustria
7/23/16Binder Groesswang; Linklaters; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised UNIQA Insurance Group AG on the successful placement of Subordinated Notes (Tier 2) with institutional investors in Europe, with the bank consortium advised by Linklaters as to German Law and Binder Groesswang as to Austrian Law.EUR 500 millionAustria
7/23/16CMSCMS Bulgaria advised SDN Company Ltd on its acquisition of the Bulgarian company Solar Group Systems JSCo.N/ABulgaria
7/23/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig advised Orlen Upstream in connection with its entrance into a Joint Operating Agreement with Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo, the Polish state-controlled oil and natural gas company.N/APoland
7/23/16Bondoc & AsociatiBondoc & Asociatii secured a victory for Europharm Holding before the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania.N/ARomania
7/23/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP successfully challenged a fine levied upon the Freight One company, which together with other railway operators, Russian Railways, and the authorities of the Kemerovo Region of Russia, had been accused by the Russian antimonopoly authority of signing an anticompetitive agreement to transport coal.N/ARussia
7/23/16CMSCMS advised Arriva Plc on its acquisition of a 60.5% interest in SAD Trnava, a.s.N/ASlovakia
7/23/16CMSCMS advised Arriva Plc on its acquisition of a 60.42% stake in SAD Liorbus a.s.N/ASlovakia
7/24/16Binder Groesswang; Wilkie Farr; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised DPx Fine Chemicals Austria, a subsidiary of DPx Holdings BV, on the sale of its Linz-based Exclusive Synthesis and Maleic Anhydride Intermediates & Specialties business divisions to the Ardian France SA investment firm. Wilkie Farr & Gallagher was international transactional counsel for Ardian France, with Binder Groesswang advising Ardian France on due diligence, carve-out of the divisions, the SPA, and tax matters.N/AAustria
7/24/16CMS; Jones DayCMS and Jones Day advised the Riverside Company on its purchase of a majority interest in Fadata.N/ABulgaria;Poland
7/24/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Grupa Zywiec, a member of the Heineken Group, on the sale of 80% of its shares in its direct distribution unit Distribev to the Croatian firm Orbico.GBP 42 millionCroatia;Poland
7/24/16Havel Holasek & Partners; Kocian Solc BalastikHavel Holasek & Partners advised Genesis Capital on the sale of its share in JRC Czech to Hamaga. Kocian Solc Balastik advised Hamaga on the deal, which also included the simultaneous acquisition of Genesis Capital's minority shareholder Slavomir Pavlicek's share.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
7/24/16Glimstedt; SPC LegalGlimstedt advised Scandbook AB on its acquisition of UAB Print-It from Auris Holding AS and Golfstrommen AS, which were represented by SPC LegalEUR 5 millionLithuania
7/24/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW Legal & Tax advised Ideal Idea - a Polish developer of warehouse and office small business units - on the sale of the Ideal Idea Park III office and warehouse center in Warsaw to a subsidiary of BPH TFI.EUR 12.5 millionPoland
7/27/16Baker & McKenzie; DLA PiperBaker & McKenzie advised the owners of the Vienna-based Mona Group on the sale of the company to a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc, a leading US organic and natural products company. Hainz Celestial was advised by DLA Piper.N/AAustria
7/27/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW Legal & Tax advised the ECC group in connection with its acquisition of the Nowa Stacja shopping center in Pruszkow, Poland.N/APoland
7/27/16DentonsDentons represented the owner of the Soseddushka retail chain on the sale of 100 stores in the city of Orenburg and Orenburg Oblast to the X5 Retail Group, the largest grocery retailer in Russia.N/ARussia
7/27/16AequoAequo advised the European Commission on Ukrainian and international law matters related to a disbursed loan - the first instalment under the new Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-III) program for Ukraine, which amounts to a total of EUR 1.8 billion.EUR 600 millionUkraine
7/27/16ILC EuconILC Eucon successfully challenged tax-notice decisions and estimated tax liabilities on CPT and VAT in the amount of UAH 2.3 million imposed on client Vostok LLC by the Ukrainian State Tax Inspectorate in Kiev.UAH 2.3 millionUkraine
7/28/16CMS; Weil Gotshal & MangesCMS advised the CVC Capital Partners private equity fund on the purchase of PKP Energetyka from Polish National Railways. PKP was advised by Weil.EUR 477 millionPoland
7/28/16Sojka Maciak Mataczynski;Sojka Maciak Mataczynski advised the Polish Minister of the Treasury on the proposed Law on the Control of Selected Investments, which aims to protect strategic Polish companies in the gas, electricity, chemical, petrochemical, and defense sectors against hostile takeovers.N/APoland
7/28/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD in connection with a RON 28.6 million loan to APA-CANAL ILFOV S.A, to finance a project aimed at modernizing and upgrading the water and wastewater services in Ilfov County.RON 28.6 millionRomania
7/28/16KPD ConsultingKPD Consulting advised TOV Region Invest - the Ukrainian subsidiary of Shell Retail - in connection with setting up LPG terminals at company's service stations in Ukraine.N/AUkraine
7/29/16Wolf TheissWorking on behalf of 18 creditors, Wolf Theiss persuaded Austria's Klagenfurt regional court to issue decisions requesting that the Austrian Constitutional Court set aside the Hypo Reorganization Act and the Hypo Reorganization Regulation.EUR 400 millionAustria
7/29/16Vasil Simonovic & Partners; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Kofola, the leading Czecho-Slovak producer of non-alcoholic beverages, in its acquisition of the entire stake in the Slovak company WAD Group from private owners advised by the Vasil Simonovic & Partners law office.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
7/29/16Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised Etronika, a leading developer of electronic banking, mobile signature, electronic transport tickets, and retail software solutions, on an investment from Norway Registers Development, a Norwegian investment and IT services company controlled by INVL Technology.EUR 400,000Lithuania
7/29/16GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski GawlikGFKK announced that it is supporting Tractebel Engineering S.A.- operating on behalf of Polskie LNG S.A. - in preparing a feasibility study for the extension of the liquefied natural gas terminal located in Swinoujscie, Poland.N/APoland
7/29/16LinklatersLinklaters advised the lenders, including VTB Bank and pension funds, on Russia's M11 motorway project - the first PPP project in Russia financed with a combination of bank debt and infrastructure bonds secured by the concession rights.EUR 1.1 billionRussia
7/29/16Prica & PartnersPrica & Partners persuaded the Serbian Commercial Appellate Court to rule in favor of firm client Mytilineos Holdings S.A.USD 46 millionSerbia
7/29/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised corporate real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle Gayrimenkul Hizmetleri Ticaret on its acquisition of AVM Ortaklari Proje Yonetimi A.S. from private individuals Aydin Yurdum, Mehmet Tarkan Ander, Dora Sahinturk, Can Sahinturk and Gokhan Faik Yazici.N/ATurkey
7/30/16Alston Bird; CMS; KinstellarCMS has advised Erste Group Bank AG and its subsidiaries on its agreement with Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology solutions, to establish a joint venture providing merchant acquiring and payment processing services to retailers in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia. Alston Bird provided English law counsel to Global Payments, with Kinstellar providing local law advice in CEE.EUR 29.94 millionCzechReublic;Slovakia
7/30/16Odvetniki Selih & partnerji; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; SorsakRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch with respect to several of its investments in Slovenia, including an acquisition of receivables from the Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company (DUTB) and several private banks, and its acquisition of the Elan winter sports/ski equipment manufacturer. RPP&P handled negotiations with respect to debt purchases from DUTB as well as other lenders/financiers of Elan and discussions with state aid recovery claim holders and equity stake holders. Sorsak and Odvetniki Selih & partnerji advised the sellers.EUR 17.5 millionSlovenia
7/31/16CMS; Gleiss Lutz; Pollath & PartnersCMS advised the mid-market Equistone Partners Europe Limited private equity firm on the acquisition, made through its Fund V, of all shares of TriStyle Mode GmbH, from selling shareholders Primondo Specialty Group GmbH and Wirth Beteiligungs GmbH. Gleiss Lutz represented the sellers, while Pollath & Partners represented the management.N/AAustria
7/31/16CMS; Hogan Lovells; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the EQT V private equity fund on the sale of the blizoo Bulgaria cable operator to the Vienna Stock Exchange-listed Telekom Austria Group. Hogan Lovells advised EQT on English law matters, and CMS represented Telekom Austria on the deal.N/AAustria;Bulgaria
7/31/16CMS; Wolf TheissCMS advised Invesco Real Estate on the sale of the Varyada shopping center in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, to the European Property Group (EPG). Wolf Theiss advised EPG on the deal.N/ACzechRepublic
7/31/16AlternaAlterna successfully represented Eventus Ehitus in litigation over public procurement proceedings relating to its tender to construct the new Parnu Beach Stadium, leading to the signing of the construction contract for the stadium.N/AEstonia
7/31/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos, working in cooperation with React - its client - and the Greek police, has played an unspecified role in the police's seizure of 54.420 fake watches in a warehouse located near the Athens city center.N/AGreece
7/31/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDomanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised Maciej Sadowski, the founder and owner of Magodent sp. z o.o., on the sale of 80% of shares in the company to the LUX MED Group.N/APoland
7/31/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); CMSRTPR Allen & Overy advised A&D Pharma Group on the re-financing of its existing bank credit facilities provided by a club of banks comprised of UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A. and BRD - Groupe Societe Generale S.A. CMS advised the lendersEUR 127 millionRomania
7/31/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP represented Sony Music Entertainment with regard to a settlement of a dispute with the VKontakte social network.N/ARussia
7/31/16IntegritesIntegrites successfully defended the interests of Rockwool in litigation regarding the protection of intellectual property rights to its -Lamella trademark.N/ARussia
7/31/16Paksoy; Simmons & SimmonsPaksoy advised Plastipak Packaging on Turkish aspects of its acquisition of APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona (which is in liquidation). Simmons & Simmons was global counsel to Plastipak on the deal.N/ATurkey
7/31/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko successfully represented Ukrainian grain trader KAIC in an arbitral proceeding before the Grain and Feed Trade Association.N/AUkraine
8/1/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnersRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners acted for Mercator, now part of the Agrokor Group, with respect to the sales of its assets.EUR 7.5 millionCroatia;Slovenia
8/1/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised HSBC Prague, Societe Generale, Komercni banka, Czech Export Bank Ceska sporitelna, and Raiffeisenbank on EGAP-insured financing for Azerbaijan Railways regarding exports by M Steel Project into the Republic of Azerbaijan.EUR 459 millionCzechRepublic
8/1/16BBH; Freshfields; NautaDutilh; White & CaseWhite & Case represented the financing banks in the financing of ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura, a.s., the operator of the largest data and communication network in the Czech Republic. BBH, Freshfields, and NautaDutilh also advised on the financing.USD 1.3 billionCzechRepublic;Hungary;Slovakia
8/1/16HP Legal; Dr. Papp Istvan RichardHP Legal advised the lenders (K&H Bank; Unicredit Hungary) on the proposed refinancing of the largest national public port on the Danube river and the financing of a new logistical project to be developed at the location. Dr. Papp Istvan Richard advised the borrower.EUR 21 millionHungary
8/1/16Szecskay Attorneys At LawSzecskay Attorneys At Law was successful in defending L'Oreal in connection with allegedly unfair commercial practices with respect to cosmetic products.N/AHungary
8/1/16CobaltCobalt advised Practica Capital, a group of venture capital companies, on its investment in the indie game development company JetCat Games.EUR 100,000Lithuania
8/1/16CobaltCobalt advised Practica Capital on its investment in a fast food restaurant network in Finland's market.EUR 300,000Lithuania
8/1/16Karanovic & NikolicKaranovic & Nikolic advised Ericsson on complex employment matters related to business acquisitions in Serbia and Montenegro.N/AMontenegro;Serbia
8/1/16Rapala Law Firm; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB advised the founders of SIDLY sp. z o.o. in negotiating a shareholders and investment agreement with the Internet Ventures FIZ private equity fund, which is managed by MCI Management S.A. The Rapala Law Firm advised MCI Management.N/APoland
8/1/16CMSCMS advised LCP Properties on the acquisition of nine properties from Investpol 700 - Market-Detal, the owner of the Mila chain of supermarkets.N/APoland
8/1/16CMSCMS advised Maspex on the acquisition of a 44% stake in Sequoia, a Polish manufacturer of OTC drugs and dietary supplements.N/APoland
8/1/16Dentons; Weil Gotshal & MangesDentons advised Tauron Polska Energia S.A. and Tauron Wytwarzanie S.A., and Weil advised Polish Investments for Development S.A., on their joint investment to finance the construction of a 413 MW unit at the Lagisza power plant in Bedzin, Poland.EUR 365 millionPoland
8/1/16Allen & Overy; CMS; Herbert Smith Freehills; Wikborg Rein; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski BaehrAllen & Overy advised PGNiG Upstream International AS and CMS advised PGNiG SA in relation to USD 400 million financing provided by Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, ING, HSBC, Citibank, CACIB, SEB and Natixis.-Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised the consortium of banks on Polish matters, Wikborg Rein acted as Norwegian advisor to the banks, and Herbert Smith Freehills was global advisor to the banks.USD 400 millionPoland
8/1/16AequoAequo advised Ukrsotsbank and shareholder UniCredit Bank Austria AG in the process of additional issue and placement of shares for increase of its authorized capital.UAH 5.55 billionUkraine
8/1/16Avellum Partners; Sayenko Kharenko; White & CaseAvellum Partners advised the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance of in connection with the reprofiling of JSC Oschadbank 2016 and 2018 USD 1.2 billion Eurobonds, in compliance with the targets of the IMF-supported program. White & Case LLP advised JSC Oschadbank and the Ministry of Finance regarding English law. Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to JSC Oschadbank.USD 1.2 billionUkraine
8/4/16CMSCMS advised Safic-Alcan on the acquisition of the distribution business of Bulgaria's Chimsnab BGN/ABulgaria
8/4/16Dentons; Wilson & PartnersDentons acted as legal counsel to Crestyl on the acquisition of a company owning several buildings on Wenceslas Square in Prague for further development of a mixed-use (office and retail) property scheme. The project, also referred to as Savarin Palace, was sold by Ballymore Properties, which was represented by the Wilson & Partners law firm.N/ACzechRepublic
8/5/16SorainenSorainen advised the Vienna Insurance Group on its purchase of 100% of the shares of the Baltikums insurance company from BBG AS, Baltikums Bank AS, and two private individuals.N/ALatvia
8/5/16DentonsDentons advised Union Investment on the acquisition of the five-star Radisson Blu hotel in Wroclaw from a company from the UBM Development AG group.N//APoland
8/5/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Real Estate Asset SA, the real estate subsidiary of SIF Moldova, on the acquisition of significant shareholding stakes in Prodplast Imobiliare SA and Nord SA, the majority shareholder of the company developing the Veranda Obor project.EUR 10 millionRomania
8/5/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised ING Bank N.V. in connection with amendments to the security package of a facilities agreement granted to Euromedic Intermediate Group B.V.EUR 325 millionRomania
8/6/16Hedman PartnersHedman Partners advised Lohmus Holdings on its investment in the company behind the Barking mobile parking app.EUR 100,000Estonia
8/6/16Pepeliaev GroupThe Pepeliaev Group announced that it had been named external counsel of Gazprom Export after winning a public tender for advisory services relating to so-called -deoffshorization" matters.N/ARussia
8/6/16White & Case (Akol Avukatlik Buroso); Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci)The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised the International Finance Corporation and a fund managed by the IFC Asset Management Company on their acquisition of a 27% stake in GAMA Enerji. GAMA Enerji was advised by the Akol Avukatlik Buroso - the Istanbul firm at the time associated with White & Case - on the deal.N/ATurkey
8/7/16Allen & Overy; Arzinger; Clifford Chance; Freshfields; Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership, Sorainen; Wardynski & PartnersClifford Chance (and the Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish arm of Clifford Chance) advised Mondelez International, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Allen & Overy, and Freshfields advised Acorn Holdings B.V. and D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. (DEMB) on the combination of the coffee businesses of Mondelez International and D.E. Master Blenders 1753 into Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Sorainen advised Mondelez International on Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Belarusian aspects, and Arzinger and Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised on Ukrainian aspects. Polish advice on HR matters related to the deal was provided to DEMB by Wardynski & Partners.EUR 3.8 billionBelarus;Bulgaria;Croatia;CzechRepublic;Estonia;Hungary;Romania;Ukraine;
8/7/16Dentons; LinklatersDentons advised Union Investment on the acquisition of the Radisson Blu hotel in Wroclaw, Poland, from Poplar Company Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia Spolka Komandytowa, a member of the UBM Development AG Group. The Poplar Company was advised by Linklaters.N/APoland
8/7/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Unicredit Bank AG (formerly BAYERISCHE HYPO- UND VEREINSBANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT) in relation to an additional security package related to the financing of JD Agrococora S.R.L.N/ARomania
8/11/16Baker & McKenzie; DentonsDentons advised the seller of a prime real estate portfolio in Budapest - which includes, among others, MOM Park Shopping Center and Offices and West End Business Center Offices - to a consortium consisting of Morgan Stanley, Wing, and CC Real. Baker & McKenzie advised the consortium on the deal.N/AHungary
8/11/16SorainenSorainen assisted the Latvian Football Federation on its agreement with the Arcers construction company regarding the reconstruction of a sports complex in Riga.N/ALatvia
8/11/16Ellex (Valiunas Ellex); SorainenValiunas Ellex assisted and advised the Lithuanian equity and real estate investment company UAB Landmark Capital on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in UAB Tiltu Ekspertu Centras from Alpha Projects. Sorainen's Vilnius office advised Alpha Projects on the deal.N/ALithuania
8/11/16LidingsLidings advised Spanish Gruma International Foods S.L., - a Russian subsidiary of Mexico's Gruma International Foods - on changing the company's corporate structure.N/ARussia
8/11/16Lavrynovych & PartnersLavrynovych & Partners has been engaged by The Law Debenture Trust Corporation to advise on matters of banking and financial law in connection with Eurobonds of an unnamed Ukrainian bank.N/AUkraine
8/11/16CMSCMS advised a syndicate of banks on a credit facility for a subsidiary of Kernel Holding S.A., the Ukrainian agricultural conglomerate.USD 65 millionUkraine
8/12/16Dvorak Hager & PartnersDvorak Hager & Partners advised the Hopi Group in its acquisition of shares in Rohlik.cz.N/ACzechRepublic
8/12/16NoerrNoerr advised German publisher Verlagsgruppe Passau on the sale of its Czech publishing business to the financial investor Penta. The transaction includes all shares in the Prague-based Vltava-Labe-Press, as well as its subsidiaries and shareholdings in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.N/ACzechRepublic
8/12/16DentonsDentons advised the seller of a prime real estate portfolio in Budapest - including among others, MOM Park Shopping Center and Offices and West End Business Center Offices - to a consortium consisting of Morgan Stanley, Wing, and CC Real.N/AHungary
8/12/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Selectivity International BVBA (part of the Revor Bedding Group) on the buyout of its 50% joint venture partner, T.T.B. Holding CVA, in Medal Hungary Kft. (now renamed Revor International Kft.), a Hungarian bed-manufacturing company.N/AHungary
8/12/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP advised the Bauer Media Group on the purchase of all the shares in Rankomat.pl SA, the owner of the largest online insurance platform in Poland.N/APoland
8/12/16Esin Attorney Partnership (Baker & McKenzie); Deniz ErayThe Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised the Abraaj Group's Anatolia Growth Capital Fund on its acquisition of a stake in Yu-Ce Tibbi Gerecler Ithalat Ihracat Mumessillik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. from Cengiz Balcik and Yumnu Balcik, who were advised by sole practitioner Deniz Eray.N/ATurkey
8/13/16BGST; Clifford Chance; CMS; Greenberg TaurigCMS advised Bluehouse Capital and Greenberg Traurig advised REINO Partners on on their joint venture acquisition of the Alchemia I office building in Gdansk (Poland) from Torus. Clifford Chance and the BGST law firm advised Torus on the deal.N/APoland
8/13/16Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Hrle AttorneysJPM advised De Heus Animal Nutrition B.V. on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of FSH PROTEINKA from Kartonval doo Beograd. The Hrle Attorneys represented the seller.N/ASerbia
8/14/16CMSCMS advised the Austrian energy group EVN in the course of a cross-border restructuring. Some operations of the Essen-based group company WTE Wassertechnik GmbH were spun off and subsequently transferred to the Austrian group by way of a cross-border merger.N/AAustria
8/14/16Biris Goran; CMS; Squire Patton Boggs; Tark Grunte SutkieneCMS advised the Aurelius Group on its acquisition of the European Crafts business of UK company Coats plc, the world's leading manufacturer of sewing threads, craft yarns, and craft accessories. Squire Patton Boggs advised Coats on the deal. Biris Goran, instructed by Squire Patton Bogs, assisted Coats plc on Romanian Matters. Tark Grunte Sutkiene also advised.N/AAustria;Bulgaria;CzechRepublic;Hungary;Romania;Slovakia
8/14/16Dentons; Karanovic & Nikolic (Odvjetnici/Croatian attorneys at law)Dentons advised TPG Real Estate, the real estate platform of global private investment firm TPG, on the acquisition of TriGranit. Odvjetnici/Croatian attorneys at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Nikolic assisted Dentons with Croatian aspects of the transaction.N/APoland
8/14/16Clifford Chance; Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski; Geenberg Taurig; Lesnodorski Slusarek and Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges;Clifford Chance acted for PBG's largest financial creditors in negotiating and coordinating the comprehensive restructuring documentation signed on July 31, 2015 with PBG S.A. in arrangement bankruptcy. Weil Gotshal advised PBG, the Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski firm advised the group of bondholders, and Lesnodorski Slusarek and Partners advised ING NV. Greenberg Traurig advised Bank Pekao S.A. on the bankruptcy.N/APoland
8/14/16White & CaseWhite & Case advised the International Finance Corporation on its agreement to subscribe for 23 percent of the shares of UNIT Investment NV, the power sector development and investment arm of UNIT Investments S.A.N/ATurkey
8/15/16Schoenherr; Vorlickova Partners (part of the Rodl & Partner Group)Schoenherr advised RREEF Investment GmbH ("RREEF") on its sale of the Raiffeisen Centrum building ("RFC") in Prague to Nemovitostne spolecnost Olbrachtova 9, s.r.o. ("Olbrachtova 9") for approximately EUR 50 million. Vorlickova Partners (part of the Rodl & Partner Group) advised the buyer.EUR 50 millionCzechRepublic
8/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance advised CTP on its acquisition of the Deva Logistics Park.N/ARomania
8/16/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised SportingPulse International PTY LTD on its acquisition of 100 % of shares in UAB Media Benz Telekomunikacijos, a sports data management software developer, from private individuals resident in Lithuania.N/ALithuania
8/17/16BPV Hugel; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Immigon Portfolioabbau AG on the sale of VB Leasing Finanzierungsgesellschaft m.b.H to BAWAG PSK Leasing GmbH - which was advised by BPV Hugel.EUR 650 millionAustria
8/17/16CMS; White & CaseCMS advised the EnerCap Power Fund on the refinancing of its 18MW Horni Lodenice windfarm in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.EUR 18 millionCzechRepublic
8/17/16Akin Gump; Norton Rose FulbrightAkin Gump advised PJSC LUKOIL on a project financing to finance further development of the Shah Deniz gas field (Phase 2) in the South Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan.EUR 1 billionRussia
8/18/16Freshfields; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Erste Group Bank AG, NATIXIS, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG as lead managers on the bond issuance by Austrian KA Finanz AG. Freshfields advised KA Finanz.EUR 1 billionAustria
8/18/16Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised two separate clients - Flora Ehitus OU and Kemiflora OU - on the sale of a total of six "developed business immovables in Tallinn to local Estonian retailer Puumarket AS.N/AEstonia
8/18/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW advised the Griffin Group on its sale of a package of Polish properties previously purchased from Ruch S.A.PLN 17.5 millionPoland
8/18/16CMSCMS advised the Poland-based PKO BP SA bank in its acquisition of SKOK Wesola, the Poland-based cooperative savings and credit company engaged in providing non-banking financial services and products.N/APoland
8/19/16Binder GroesswangBinder Groesswang advised MBI Group Beteilingung GmbH, the Austrian owner of both ANGER Machining and HELLMERICH, on the acquisition of a 76% shareholding in and refinancing of the group by Taiwan's family-owned Tongtai Machine & Tool.N/AAustria
8/19/16Buzescu CaBuzescu Ca represented La Padana s.r.l. before the Romanian Road Transport Authority in its successful application for a freight transportation license for its Romanian subsidiary.N/ARomania
8/19/16Dentons; YulchonDentons, in cooperation with the Korean law firm Yulchon, represented the Korean GS Home Shopping company on the creation - together with Rostelecom - of the Big Universal Mall TV shopping channel.USD 20 millionRussia
8/19/16Gurel Yoruker; PaksoyPaksoy advised The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd. on their July 7, 2015 entrance into a shareholders' agreement with Salipazari Liman Isletmeciligi A.S. (SLI), Dogus Holding A.S., and BLG Gayrimenkul Yatirimlari ve Ticaret A.S. to set up a 50/50% joint-venture company for development of a Peninsula Hotel at the Salipazari Port in Istanbul. SLI was advised by the Gurel Yoruker law firm.EUR 300 millionTurkey
8/20/16Bird & Bird; Merilampi AttorneysBird & Bird's corporate teams in Finland and Germany advised the shareholders of Transtech Ltd, a large Finnish rolling stock manufacturer, in the acquisition of the majority of Transtech's shares by Skoda Transportation Group of the Czech Republic. Merilampi Attorneys advised the Skoda Transportation Group on the deal.N/ACzechRepublic
8/20/16Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP advised the Bauer Media Group on the purchase of 100% of shares in Mediasoft Polska sp. z o.o., a company operating under the eBroker Group name.N/APoland
8/21/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised the Fattal Hotels Group on its acquisition of the Leonardo Hotel Wien from a subsidiary of Immofinanz AG.N/AAustria
8/21/16CMS; JalsovszkyCMS Budapest advised Bluehouse Capital on its successful sale of the Infopark E office building to Diofa Asset Management - which was advised by the Jalsovszky law firm.N/AHungary
8/21/16Ellex (Valiuans Ellex); FortFort Legal advised the EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS on its acquisition of UAB Titvesta, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the E.L.L. Kinnisvara real estate developer and owner of the Saules Miestas shopping center. Valiuans Ellex advised seller E.L.L. Kinnisvara on the deal.N/ALithuania
8/21/16Asters Law FirmAsters acted as legal counsel to Primestar Energy FZE on the purchase of 100% of the shares in Ukraine's Ukrgazprombank PJSC.N/AUkraine
8/24/16NoerrNoerr advised the German publisher Verlagsgruppe Passau on the sale of its Czech publishing business to the financial investor Penta - which was advised by Czech solo practitioner Jan Evan.N/ACzechRepublic
8/24/16Havel Holasek & Partners; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised EVO Payments International on the launch of a strategic alliance with Raiffeisenbank a.s. in the Czech Republic in the segment of payment card acceptance. Havel Holasek & Partners advised Raiffeisenbank on the matter.N/ACzechRepublic
8/24/16bpv Hugel; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised the Rohrdorfer group on its acquisition of CEMEX's operations in Austria and Hungary for approximately EUR 160 million. CEMEX was advised by bpv Hugel on the deal.N/AHungary
8/24/16CMSNowy Styl Group, the Poland-based company engaged in the manufacture of office furniture, aquired Sitag AG, the Switzerland-based manufacturer and wholesaler of office furniture, from Nimbus BV, the Netherlands-based private equity firm, which was advised by CMS.N/APoland
8/24/16DentonsDentons advised BlackRock's Real Estate division on the preliminary sale of two shopping centers in Southern Poland to RockCastle Global Real Estate.N/APoland
8/25/16Kochanski Zieba & PartnersKochanski Zieba & Partners reported that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the Polish General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Felus and Grzegorz Jankowski - the editors-in-chief of the Fakt newspaper and the Fakt.pl website - demanding the publication of a -correction to an article originally published on September 27, 2013.N/APoland
8/25/16Dentons; White & CaseDentons represented the owner of the Soseddushka retail chain on the sale of 100 stores in the city of Orenburg and Orenburg Oblast to the X5 Retail Group, the largest grocery retailer in Russia. White & Case advised X5.N/ARussia
8/26/16CMS; SorainenSorainen supported the EBRD on its acquisition of a minority stake in Eco Baltia, a leading provider of waste treatment in Latvia and the Baltic states. The EBRD's investment will be used to finance the construction of a mechanical biological treatment plant for household waste. Eco Baltia was advised by CMS.EUR 10 millionLatvia
8/26/16BoreniusBorenius successfully persuaded the Latvian Administrative Regional Court to uphold the claims of clients SIA Konekesko Latvija and SIA Severstal Distribution and annul the refusal of the Latvian State Revenue Service to allow the two companies to deduct value added tax in respect of goods and services they purchased from what turned out to be non-taxpaying companies.N/ALatvia
8/26/16Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Latham & Watkins; Mrowiec Fialek and PartnersLatham & Watkins and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (on Polish law elements) acted for the Carlyle Group in the purchase by Carlyle-controlled Brintons Carpets Limited of 98% of shares in Fabryka Dywanow Agnella SA. The Mrowiec Fialek and Partners law firm advised the shareholders of Agnella.N/APoland
8/26/16Biris Goran; Deloitte (Reff & Associates)Biris Goran advised Aberdeen Asset Management Deutschland AG in the sale of its flagship Auchan Titan shopping center to South African fund New Europe Property Investments. Reff & Associates advised the buyer.EUR 86 millionRomania
8/26/16Akin Gump; Herbert SmithAkin Gump advised PJSC LUKOIL in the sale of its 50 % stake in Caspian Investments Resources Ltd. to China-based Sinopec.USD 11 billionRussia
8/27/16BoreniusBorenius successfully persuaded the Latvian Administrative Regional Court to uphold the claims of clients SIA Konekesko Latvija and SIA Severstal Distribution and annul the refusal of the Latvian State Revenue Service to allow the two companies to deduct value added tax in respect of goods and services they purchased from what turned out to be non-taxpaying companies.N/ALatvia
8/27/16Squire Patton BoggsSquire Patton Boggs acted for the Boston-based Public Consulting Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, PCG Polska z.o.o., on two strategic acquisitions in Poland.N/APoland
8/27/16NoerrNoerr advised Rolls Royce on its joint venture with Safran Group (Hispano-Suiza) regarding the setting up of a production plan for aircraft engine parts - including for the new Airbus A380 - in southeast Poland. Noerr advised on all legal aspects of the greenfield investment, in particular on real estate purchases and FIDIC contracts.N/APoland
8/27/16Debevois & PlimptonDebevoise & Plimpton announced that it is advising Uralkali, one of the world's largest potash producers, in a buyback program of its Common Shares and GDRs.USD 1.32 billionRussia
8/28/16SorainenSorainen's Belarus office advised the China National Chemical Corporation on local antimonopoly compliance, related to its planned acquisition of control over Pirelli & Co S.p.A..N/ABelarus
8/28/16FKA Furtek Komosa AleksandrowiczFKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Orange Polska on the sale of all of its shares and the shares of its subsidiary TP Invest Sp. z.o.o. in Contact Center - Orange Polska's outsourcing subsidiary - to Arteria S.A., a company operating in the area of sales support process outsourcing.EUR 2.13 millionPoland
8/28/16Miro Senica & AttorneysMiro Senica & Attorneys advised Adria Mobil, a large Slovenian manufacturer of motor-homes and caravans, on a bond issue.EUR 24 millionSlovenia
8/28/16AequoAequo advised the Ukrainian Business Group on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of PJSC RWS Bridge Bank, a bridge bank established on the basis of the recently-declared-insolvent PJSC Omega Bank, from the Deposit Guarantee Fund.N/AUkraine
8/28/16Baker & McKenzieThe Kyiv and Paris offices of Baker & McKenzie acted as Ukrainian and English law counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with a new syndicated loan facility for Nibulon, Ukraine's leading grain and oilseeds trader and producer.USD 130 millionUkraine
8/31/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; FreshfieldsCHSH advised FWU AG, Munich, on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Skandia Austria Holding AG from the German Heidelberger Leben Group.N/AAustria
8/31/16SorainenSorainen advised the BaltCap Private Equity Fund II on its acquisition of property manager BPT Real Estate from Northern Horizon Capital. Northern Horizon Capital was advised by Borenius.N/ALithuania
8/31/16Chadbourne & ParkeChadbourne & Parke represented the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic in connection with an option-based financing for its subsidiary, SOCAR Turkey Enerji A.S.USD 1.3 billionTurkey
9/1/16Dentons; HP LegalHP Legal advised K&H as agent for the lead arrangers on establishing new security under financing provided to Hamburger Hungaria Llc., the subsidiary of the Austrian paper producer W. Hamburger GmbH. Dentons advised Hamburger Hungaria.EUR 150 millionAustria;Hungary
9/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Investicni kapitalova spolecnost KB, a.s. (a member of the Amundi Group asset manager), in its acquisition of a retail and administrative building in Parizska street in Prague.N/ACzechRepublic
9/1/16Allen & Overy; Havel Holasek & Partners; Pokorny, Wagner & partneriAllen & Overy advised J&T Private Equity Group on the acquisition of a 79.4 % stake in the Pivovary Lobkowicz Group through a joint venture formed with the China Energy Company and the CEO of Pivovary Lobkowicz, Zdenek Radil. Pokorny Wagner & partneri acted as legal advisers to CEFC and Havel Holasek & Partners advised Radil.EUR 700 millionCzechRepublic
9/1/16CMS; Wilson & PartnersCMS advised Deka Immobilien Investment on the sale of the Panorama Business Center building in Prague 1 to Mint Investments - which was advised by Wilson & Partners.N/ACzechRepublic
9/1/16CobaltCobalt advised ELKO Group AS in connection with its acquisition of DL Distributors OU, an importer and wholesale distributor of Dell products in Estonia. Cobalt Latvia and Estonia offices acted as legal advisors to ELKO.N/AEstonia;Latvia
9/1/16HP LegalHP Legal advised Raiffeisen and Eximbank as lenders on the restructuring of the export credit facilities provided to Graboplast Ltd., a major Hungarian floor products manufacturing company.EUR 35 millionHungary
9/1/16GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski GawlikGFKK advised the Jacobs Engineering group in connection with the sale of the group's Polish assets to its executives in the country and its withdrawal from Poland.N/APoland
9/1/16CMSCMS represented the shareholders of Kan sp z o.o., the owner of the brand Tatuum, in connection with the signing of an investment agreement and transfer of a controlling stake to the private equity fund PAAN Capital.N/APoland
9/1/16Allen & Overy; Clifford ChanceAllen & Overy advised Grupa LOTOS S.A. and LOTOS Asfalt Sp. z o.o. on the preparation, financing, and implementation of the Ç'EFRA - Effective Refining project. Clifford Chance advised the lenders.PLN 2.5 billionPoland
9/1/16Dentons; DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised Bluehouse on on the sale of Victoria Center Office Development in Bucharest to GLL Partners, which was advised by DentonsEUR 27 millionRomania;Cyprus
9/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Celtic BidCo on Ukrainian competition law issues relating to the acquisition of Alvogen Lux Holdings.N/AUkraine
9/1/16Avellum Partners; White & CaseAvellum Partners advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a loan from KfW (Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau), a public law institution under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, to Ukraine. White & Case LLP acted as international counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.EUR 200 millionUkraine
9/1/16AequoAequo advised the EBRD on tax and customs issues applicable to operations of legal entities located and/or operating within military conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine.N/AUkraine
9/1/16Aequo; Allen & Overy; Jones Day; Morgan, Lewis & BockiusAequo advised Apollo Global Management on obtaining Ukrainian merger clearance for its acquisition of Endemol (Netherlands), and in obtaining merger clearence for the JV established with 21st Century Fox. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius acted as a global competition law advisor to Apollo in jurisdictions other than Ukraine. Allen & Overy acted as global competition counsel to 21st Century Fox. Jones Day is an international advisor to the OM Group.N/AUkraine
9/1/16AequoAequo advised SONAE on a franchise agreement.N/AUkraine
9/1/16AequoAequo advised the Inditex Group on developing a litigation strategy to defend the Group's Ukrainian subsidiaries' position as to taxation of dividend distributions.N/AUkraine
9/1/16AequoAequo advised the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Zara Ukraine on corporate profit tax matters and applying for and obtaining a tax ruling on a controversial matter of setting-off ongoing CPT liabilities against several types of CPT advances accrued in 2013.N/AUkraine
9/1/16Aequo; Ilyashev & Partners; FreshfieldsAequo represented KPMG as the receivers appointed by the English High Court of Justice for the worldwide assets of Mukhtar Ablyazov (a Kazakh tycoon and former chairman of BTA Bank, one of the major banks of Kazakhstan) who was sued by BTA Bank for fraud and damages amounting to over USD 6 billion in total, in a series of proceedings in Ukraine connected with the recognition and enforcement of the English court orders and obtaining control over the Ukrainian assets of Ablyazov. Aequo was instructed by Freshfields, which represented the receivers in the UK. Ilyashev & Partners represented BTA Bank.USD 6 billionUkraine
9/2/16Cieslak & Kordasiewicz; Dentons; DLA PiperDentons advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on Poland's first public private partnership investment project financing deal, which involved the design, construction, property management and maintenance services of the head office of the District Court in Nowy Sacz. The District Court was advised by the Cieslak & Kordasiewicz firm. The private partner is the Warsaw-based company PPP Projekt, a member of the VINCI Group, which was represented by DLA Piper.PLN 49.5 millionPoland
9/3/16Schoenherr; Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & PartnerSchoenherr advised immigon portfolioabbau ag (formerly OVAG - Oesterreichische Volksbank AG) on the sale of its 100% shareholding in VB Factoring Bank AG, including the subsidiary Eurincasso GmbH, to Germany's A.B.S. Global Factoring AG. The A.B.S. group was advised by Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner.N/AAustria
9/3/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised AMS AG, a leading worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, on its acquisition of the CMOS Sensor Business from NXP Semiconductors.N/AAustria
9/3/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH advised Reeder C. J. Ahrenkiel on the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in IWH from Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH, a subsidiary of German-listed Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft.N/AAustria
9/3/16Ellex (Valiuans Ellex)Valiunas Ellex advised Lithuania's Baltpool on various matters related to the operation of the country's power and natural gas exchange.N/ALithuania
9/3/16Clifford Chance; Robert Jedrzejczyk & PartnersClifford Chance advised Katowicki Holding Weglowy on the sale of 100% of the shares in Zaklady Energetyki Cieplnej to DK Energy Polska, a company owned by the French group EDF. DK Energy was advised by the Robert Jedrzejczyk & Partners law firm.N/APoland
9/3/16KPD ConsultingKPD Consulting successfully represented Laggar LLC in a dispute with the State Tax Inspection Service of the Dniprovskyi District of Kyiv involving Laggar's claim to a value added tax refund.EUR 83,000Ukraine
9/3/16CMSCMS Kyiv successfully represented Allianz Australia Life Insurance Limited, OnePath Life Limited, and Suncorp Life & Supperannuation Limited in what the firm describes as -a complex fact-finding and private investigation assignment, culminating in proceedings throughout the Ukrainian Administrative Court system.N/AUkraine
9/3/16Sayenko Kharenko; White & CaseSayenko Kharenko acted as legal advisor to Ukreximbank on the restructuring of its Eurobond issues due 2015, 2016, and 2018.N/AUkraine
9/7/16Baker & McKenzie; Doralt Seist CsoklichBaker & McKenzie advised Warburg-HIH Invest on the sale of the Alt Erlaa retail park in the southern part of Vienna to Semper Constantia Immo Invest GmbH, a subsidiary of Semper Constantia Privatbank. Semper Constantia was represented by the Doralt Seist Csoklich law firm.EUR 32 millionAustria
9/7/16Dentons (BASEAK); Van Campen Liem; YukselKarkinKucukVan Campen Liem and YukselKarkinKucuk assisted the Stryker Corporation with the acquisition of all the shares in Muka Metal A.S.. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki, the Turkish arm of Dentons, advised Murat Kantarci and other shareholders of Muka Metal on the deal, as well as on post-closing service arrangements between some of the shareholders and Muka Metal.N/ATurkey
9/8/16Berwin Leighton Paisner; DLA Piper; LinklatersBerwin Leighton Paisner led a multi-jurisdictional team including DLA Piper Australia and Linklaters Warsaw in advising Prairie Mining on its standard listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.EUR 51.6 millionAustria;Poland
9/8/16DLA Piper; Dr. Bode TamasDLA Piper advised the MKB Bank on a complex share purchase deal. MKB Bank and Letet Kft are the joint owners (50-50%) of MKB-Eurolesing Group, one of the largest market players in Hungary concerning car financing, car fleet management, and car dealer businesses. MKB Bank purchased the shareholdings of Letet Kft in the car financing business of MKB-Euroleasing Group; and Letet Kft. purchased the shareholdings (direct or indirect) of MKB Bank in the other four businesses of MKB-Euroleasing Group. Letet was advised by Dr. Bode Tamas.N/AHungary
9/8/16Ellex (Valiuans Ellex)Valiunas Ellex agreed to advise Lithuania's Olympic and world swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte - and her Charity and Sponsorship Fund - on legal issues relating to sports and advertising law.N/ALithuania
9/8/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW advised a group of institutional bondholders in the process of refinancing the debt of SCO-PAK S.A.EUR 16.5 millionPoland
9/8/16AequoAequo advised UniCredit Bank (Russian Federation) on the restructuring of a loan facility granted to what the firm describes as -a major energy equipment producer operating in Ukraine and other European countries."EUR 30 millionUkraine
9/9/16CobaltCobalt advised ELKO Group AS on its acquisition of DL Distributors OU, an importer and wholesale distributor of Dell products in Estonia.N/AEstonia
9/10/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised the Insurance Guarantee Fund on several IT projects and agreements.N/APoland
9/10/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised the Credit Information Bureau on delivery and implementation of IT systems, on its antifraud platform, and on its compliance with the Polish Personal Data Protection Act.N/APoland
9/14/16Fellner Wratzfeld & PartnerFellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG in connection with the sale of its 99.94% interest in DC Bank AG to card complete Service Bank AG.N/AAustria
9/14/16Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised the VTB Bank (Austria) on the increase of its Common Equity Tier 1 capital.EUR 200 millionAustria
9/14/16SorainenSorainen assisted the Lords LB Asset Management management company in setting up Lords LB Special Fund I, a closed-end real estate investment fund for investors in Lithuania.EUR 20 millionLithuania
9/14/16Gessel; Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright advised Norway's Lindorff Group AB on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Casus Finanse, a Polish company specializing in the management and collection of receivables. Gessel advised the selling shareholders of Casus Finanse.N/APoland
9/14/16Allen & Overy; CMSCMS Romania advised the BRD Groupe Societe Generale and UniCredit Bank on a syndicated loan provided to A&D Pharma, the biggest pharmaceutical group in Romania. A&D Pharma was advised by RTPR Allen & Overy.EUR 127 millionRomania
9/14/16Ilyashev & PartnersIlyashev & Partners successfully represented PZU SA in its application for clearance by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine of its acquisition of a 25% stake in Alior Bank SA.EUR 386 millionUkraine
9/15/16SchoenherrThe Prague office of Schoenherr advised Aiga Investments ("AIGA"), a Central European real estate investment company, on the sale of the Wratislaw Palace s.r.o. ("WP") in Prague to the League of Peace Foundation (the "LOPF") for EUR 7.5 million (plus future profits from lease agreements).EUR 7.5 million (+future profit)CzechRepublic
9/15/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. ("UCT") on its acquisition of the Czech plastic engineering company Miconex s.r.o. ("Miconex") for approximately EUR 21 million. The parties signed and closed the transaction on 3 August 2015. Miconex offers advanced precision fabrication of a wide range of plastic materials, primarily for the semiconductor industry. Located in northern Bohemian city of Liberec, Miconex had revenues of approx. USD 40.5 million in the twelve months ending 30 June 2015.EUR 21 millionCzechRepublic
9/15/16Beza; Biewald; Roedl & PartnerRoedl & Partner advised the international packaging specialist Sudpack Holding on its acquisition of the Bahpol Sp. z.o.o. packaging company from Slawomir Slomian and brothers Bogdan and Henryk Krysiak. The sellers were advised by the Beza, Biewald law firm.N/APoland
9/15/16AntikaAntika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over the recognition of its loan agreement obligation as terminated.EUR 291,000Ukraine
9/16/16SorainenSorainen advises Food Union on an internal cross border merger in which Premia KPC in Lithuania and former holding company Nordic Foods Holding in Estonia merged with Premia Tallinna Kulmhoone in Estonia.N/AEstonia;Lithuania
9/16/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised UAB ASU Baltija on its acquisition of 100 % of shares in Alphatrans B.V., a helicopter management and refurbishment company, from its owners (legal entities incorporated in the Netherlands and Russia).N/ALithuania;Russia
9/16/16AequoAequo advised NCH Capital and its newly acquired Ukrainian subsidiary, the NAP II FUND - Astra Bank, on fulfilment of investment obligations undertaken in the course of the bank's buyout from the Deposit Guarantee Fund to terminate the curatorship of the Deposit Guarantee Fund over Astra Bank.N/AUkraine
9/16/16Doubinsky & Osharova Patent and Law AgencyThe Doubinsky & Osharova Patent and Law Agency successfully defended the IP rights of the Exxon Mobil Corporation a trademark action over a mark which it claimed was confusingly similar to Exxon Mobil's -Pegasus" trademark.N/AUkraine
9/16/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners represented Shell in Ukrainian courts in a series of cases initiated by claimants seeking invalidation of decisions of local municipalities approving the Product Sharing Agreement between Shell and the Government of Ukraine, and invalidation of the Product Sharing Agreement itself. The firm also represented Shell in four disputes with tax authorities regarding the right to automatic VAT refund (value USD 1.4 million). One of the disputes was successfully resolved in the local and appellate administrative court. Three other tax disputes were being considered by the local administrative court.USD 401.4 millionUkraine
9/17/16CMS; Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented AS Eesti Post, the Estonian national postal service provider, in a competition matter before the Estonian Supreme Court.N/AEstonia
9/17/16Cobalt; Ellex (Valiuanas Ellex)Cobalt and Valiunas Ellex advised Practica Capital and the Robert Kalinkin fashion design company, respectively, on the former's investment in the latter.EUR 200,000Lithuania
9/17/16Walenta ChelchowskiThe Walenta Chelchowski law firm advised TVN Ventures on its acquisition of 40% of shares in the Everytap company.N/APoland
9/17/16Biris Goran; JLL RomaniaBiris Goran advised Pumac SA in relation to the sale of a 21,000 square meter land plot strategically located in Bucharest to the major Swedish developer the-Skanska group. JLL represented Skanska.N/ARomania
9/17/16DentonsDentons advised Lenta, one of the biggest chains of hypermarkets in Russia, on the purchase of land plots and real estate in Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Volgograd, and Taganrog from the O'Key group of companies.N/ARussia
9/17/16Tilling PetersTilling Peters won a bank guarantee dispute in the Russian arbitration court of cassation on behalf of LANIT (an acronym for the -Laboratory of New Information Technologies).EUR 385,700Russia
9/17/16Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; White & CaseWhite & Case advised BASF subsidiary Wintershall and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Gazprom on a multi-billion Euro asset swap between the two.N/ARussia
9/17/16Ulcar & partnerji; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised the Deutsche Bahn Group and its Slovenian subsidiary, Arriva Dolenjska in Primorska, on the acquisition of a majority of shares in the Slovenian bus operating company Alpetour - Potovalna agencija d.d. The selling stockholders were represented by Ulcar & partnerji.EUR 25 millionSlovenia
9/18/16CMS; Dentons; Greenberg TraurigCMS Poland acted as legal advisor to Bluehouse Capital Advisor Ltd. on its purchase - made as part of a joint venture with two investment vehicles managed by independent Polish fund and asset manager REINO Partners - of Malta House in Poznan from Skanska Property Poland. Dentons advised Skanska Property Poland on the deal, with Greenberg Traurig advising REINO Partners.N/APoland
9/21/16CMSCMS advised AMCS Industriebeteiligungs GmbH on the sale of its subsidiary, the Austrian valve manufacturer Ventrex Automotive, to the Dutch group Aalberts Industries.N/AAustria
9/21/16Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov; Kinstellar; Wolft TheissWolf Theiss advised CEE Equity Advisors on the acquisition, made along with BlackPeak Capital, of a minority share in the Walltopia Ltd. manufacturer of climbing walls. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Walltopia on the deal, with Kinstellar providing legal vendor due diligence.N/ABulgaria
9/21/16Kocian Solc BalastikKocian Solc Balastik helped the CART electric device manufacturer win a lawsuit against the Czech Environmental Inspectorate, which had imposed a penalty on it for allegedly failing to abide by the Electric Waste Act.N/ACzechRepublic
9/21/16FortFort's Riga office announced that it is advising non-bank lender AS Mintos in solving an issue with the Consumer Rights Protection Center about the assignment of claims on a peer-to-peer lending or investment platform.N/ALatvia
9/21/16Balcar, Polansky a Spol; Masek Koci AujezdskyMasek Koci Aujezdsky, working in cooperation with the Balcar, Polansky a Spol. law firm, represented the LiveSport Media group in relation to the acquisition from CTP Invest of land intended for the construction of an administrative complex.N/APoland
9/21/16CDZ Law; DLA Piper; SDZ Legal; Squire Patton Boggs; Wolft TheissWolf Theiss, Squire Patton Boggs, DLA Piper, CDZ Law, and SDZ Legal Schindhelm advised InterHealth Canada, and CMS advised the EBRD, FM Bank PBP, and Alior Bank, on agreements for the design, construction, equipment, operation, and transfer of Zywiec Poviat PPP Hospital in Poland, in what the parties are describing as "a landmark structured transaction for a new build Integrated Healthcare PPP.N/APoland
9/21/16Allen & Overy; CMS; Havel Holasek & Partners; White & CaseAllen & Overy advised Infracapital on its acquisition of the Slovak utility group GGE, a producer and supplier of heat, electricity, and gas. CMS Advised the banks: BNP Paribas, UniCredit Slovakia, Komercni banka, and CSOB.N/ASlovakia
9/21/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to Oschadbank with respect to the bank's reprofiling of two Eurobond issues.EUR 1.2 billionUkraine
9/22/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos successfully led a case involving a large quantity of seized counterfeit goods resembling the Asics brand, and convinced a Greek court to order the seized goods destroyed at the Bulgarian infringer's cost, with an additional award of "moral damages" to Asics.N/ABulgaria;Greece
9/22/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP advised the Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management on a shareholders agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan on voting by and disposal of shares in the Bashneft oil company.N/ARussia
9/22/16AVK; PaksoyPaksoy advised the shareholders of Hidro-Mak, a Turkish company, on the sale of a majority of shares to Kirchhoff Ecotec, the owner of the FAUN and ZOELLER brands. The AVK law office advised Kirchhoff Ecotec.N/ATurkey
9/22/16ECOVIS Bondar & BondarEcovis Bondar & Bondar advised LLC Interavia, a leading handling company, on Ukrainian competion law issues in connection with protection of the company's interests in Boryspil Airport.N/AUkraine
9/23/16Crido Legal; Graf von WestphalenCrido Legal advised Exact Systems (part of the Work Service Group) on its acquisition of Control + Rework Service Poland Sp. z o.o. and Control + Rework Service NV. The sellers were represented by lawyers from Graf von Westphalen.EUR 8 millionPoland
9/24/16Allen & Overy; SchoenherrSchoenherr has advised an international banking consortium consisting of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft (technical lead), Barclays Bank plc, Credit Agricole CIB, and CaixaBank SA as Joint Lead Managers on the successful issuance of a fixed-rate mortgage covered bond by Vienna-based Erste Group Bank AG, which closed on September 9, 2015.EUR 500 millionAustria
9/24/16Vasil Kisil & PartnersVasil Kisil & Partners successfully represented the interests of Hongyang Metal Industry, an international investor in the Ukrainian manganese ore industry, in land disputes with the Ukrainian prosecutor.N/AUkraine
9/24/16AntikaAntika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over the recognition of its loan agreement obligation as terminated, recovery of funds from the bank, and recognition of the pledge agreement as terminated.USD 1.3 millionUkraine
9/25/16Dorba Brugger JordisDorda Brugger Jordis advised BWT Aktiengesellschaft on its merger with subsidiary BWT Holding AG.N/AAustria
9/25/16DentonsDentons' Kyiv office acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to a group of bondholders, led by Franklin Templeton Investments, regarding the restructuring of Ukrainian debt. The bondholder group also includes T. Rowe Price, TCW Group, and BTG Pactual Europe.N/AUkraine
9/28/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld HlawatiCHSH provided legal advice to Immofinanz AG in connection with its invitation to bondholders regarding the incentivised repurchase of bonds which are exchangeable into BUWOG shares, and other related transactions, including the successful placement of 8.5 million ordinary shares in BUWOG by an international banking consortium as part of an accelerated bookbuilding process.EUR 430 millionAustria
9/28/16CMSCMS successfully obtained permission by the Austrian antitrust authorities for the proposed joint venture of Swissport and DLH Fuel Company mbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.N/AAustria
9/28/16Ellex (Klavins Ellex); Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Scandinavian financial group Swedbank on its acquisition of Danske Bank's personal banking business in Lithuania and Latvia. Klavins Ellex advised Danske Bank on the deal.EUR 641 millionLatvia;Lithuania
9/28/16BDKBDK advised Akuo Energy, the French producer of renewable energy, on the development of the first wind power plant at Krnovo, near the town of Niksic, in Montenegro.N/AMontenegro
9/28/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Bonnier Business Polska on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Prawomaniacy Sp. z o.o. from IQ Partners and various individuals.N/APoland
9/28/16Greenberg Traurig; Norton Rose FulbrightGreenberg Traurig advised the Cyfrowy Polsat Group in connection with a credit agreement with a consortium of Polish and foreign financial institutions for a term loan and a revolving loan.PLN 12.5 billionPoland
9/28/16Jankovic Popovic MiticJPM advised Swarovski on its September 3, 2015 official opening of a production facility in Subotica, Serbia.N/ASerbia
9/28/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Burak Balik on the sale of the remaining 50% of his shares in Netmarble Turkey to Netmarble Games, a Seoul-based leading mobile game producer and publisher, which had purchased the first 50% in 2013.N/ATurkey
9/29/16CobaltCobalt Latvia announced that its litigators successfully defended the trademark registrations of Pure Chocolate SIA in an action filed by the German company Tchibo Markenverwaltungs GmbH & Co.N/ALatvia
9/29/16Allen & Overy; Borenius; Clifford ChanceClifford Chance (on matters of English and US law) and Borenius (on matters of Latvian law) advised HSBC, Natixis, and DNB in relation to the issuance of 10-year notes by the Republic of Latvia. Allen & Overy advised the Republic of Latvia on matters of English and U.S. law.EUR 500 millionLatvia
9/29/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig represented Brokton Investments, a company controlled by Zhu Jiman, in its acquisition of a significant block of shares in Bioton S.A. on a regulated market.N/APoland
9/29/16BSWW Legal & TaxBSWW Legal & Tax advised the Spanish investment fund Azora Europa with respect to negotiations and the conclusion of a lease agreement with Operator Gazociagow Przesylowych Gaz-System S.A. for a 9200 square meter office space in Cristal Park in Warsaw.N/APoland
9/29/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Michael Kors on the opening of a second retail shop in Bucharest.N/ARomania
9/30/16SorainenSorainen's Minsk office advised the Papa John's pizza take-out and delivery chain on the opening of its first store in Minsk, and thus its first in Belarus.N/ABelarus
9/30/16Baker & McKenzie; Cacic & Partners; Dentons; and Wolf TheissDentons advised the Adris Group on the sale of TDR and other entities within Adris Strategic Business Units Tobacco and Retail to British American Tobacco for an enterprise value of EUR 550 million. BAT was assisted on the deal by Baker & McKenzie and Wolf Theiss. Dentons worked alongside Cacic & Partners.EUR 550 millionBulgaria;Croatia;CzechRepublic;Hungary;Serbia;Slovenia
9/30/16SorainenSorainen advised Technological Solutions and Pellet 4Energia (member companies of Estonia's Nelja Energia group) on the construction of a cogeneration plant and pellet plant in Broceni, Estonia.EUR 30 millionEstonia
9/30/16Ellex (Klavins Ellex; Raidla Ellex); Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised the Communicorp Group Limited, an Irish private media group, on its sale of the Latvian radio group AS Radio SWH Latvia to Cinamon Holding OU, an Estonian-based entertainment company with a network of cinemas across the Baltic countries. Cinamon Holding was advised by Raidla Ellex in Estonia and Klavins Ellex in Latvia.N/AEstonia;Latvia
9/30/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised Vasudvar Hotel Kft., on its acquisition of mixed-used property located in the heart of Budapest, consisting of Millennium Court (fully furnished short-term apartments operated under the Marriott brand) and Millennium Center (a shopping centre and office building) from Duna Csillaga Kft.N/AHungary
9/30/16EvershedsWierzbowski Eversheds advised Cisco on a range of matters related to the lease agreements of office space.N/APoland
9/30/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea and Asociatii obtained an "irrevocable judgement from the Bucharest Court of Appeal, rejecting the challenge filed by a consortium of bidders against the awarding of a contract to Teamnet Project Management Solution for the expansion of the 112 emergency call number system in Romania.EUR 10 millionRomania
9/30/16Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Vilau | AssociatesVilau | Associates successfully defended SN Aeroportul International Timisoara - Traian Vuia SA against a claim brought by insolvent Carpaitair SA as damages for alleged state-aid. Carpaitair was represented by Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii.EUR 10 millionRomania
9/30/16Jadek & Pensa; Karanovic & Nikolic; Linklaters; Miro Senica and attorneys; ODI; Selih & PartnersODI advised a consortium of banks on the cross-border syndicated financing of the Don Don group - which was advised by Odvetniki Selih & partners. Karanovic & Nikolic and Linklaters were also involved in the financing deal. The financing package was meant to facilitate Don Don's acquisition of Pekarna Grosuplje from Mercator that closed on September 30, 2015. On that deal, Jadek & Pensa advised Mercator while Don Don was advised by Law firm Miro Senica and attorneys.EUR 60 millionSlovenia;Serbia;Croatia
10/1/16Gugushed & PartnersGugushed & Partners advised the ultimate back end owner of the borrowers Hareon Solar Technology Co Group, a Chinese listed Stock Exchange Company, on the structuring of the security package in relation to credit facilities provided by the China Development Bank for Development of renewable energy projects in Bulgaria.EUR 140 millionBulgaria
10/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented Enern Czech s.r.o., a private equity and venture capital firm focused on energy and Internet services, in its participation in a Series A investment round into Nestpick, a global online platform connecting tenants with landlords through mid to long-term contracts.N/ACzechRepublic
10/1/16White & CaseWhite & Case represented NWR, one of Central Europe's leading hard coal and coke producers and a leading energy & natural resources player in our region, in its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring. The firm also advised NWR on the divestment of its coke subsidiary, OKK Koksovny, a.s., to Metalimex.N/ACzechRepublic
10/1/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised Civitta Eesti AS, a leading independent management consultancy in Estonia, in its acquisition of 100% of CPD OU, a company organising the Ajujaht entrepreneurship competition, from its owners.N/AEstonia
10/1/16CobaltCobalt advised real estate investment management firm Northern Horizon Capital on the sale of its BPT Real Estate subisidary to a private equity fund managed by BaltCap.N/AEstonia
10/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos successfully represented Daimler in trademark litigation against a former Mercedes-Benz Hellas distributor, seeking an order that the defendant cease and desist from any and all further use of Daimler's -Mercedes and -Smart" trademarks.N/AGreece
10/1/16HP LegalHP Legal advised a consortium of banks on financing to be provided to the Municipality of Budapest via a public procurement procedure for the purpose of renewing the M3 subway line in Budapest, Hungary.EUR 200 millionHungary
10/1/16HP LegalHP Legal advised Unicredit Hungary on the export financing and refinancing of a large Hungarian agricultural company by Hungarian Export-Import Bank Ltd.EUR 40 millionHungary
10/1/16Glimstedt; Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPGlimstedt represented Lithuanian agribusiness giant ARVI ir Ko in an ICSID arbitration case against the Republic of Serbia for the treatment of investments it had made since 2009.EUR 50 millionLithuania;Serbia
10/1/16Ernst & Young Law; Herbert Smith Freehills; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski BaehrWiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised British American Tobacco on Polish legal aspects of its acquisition of the Polish e-cigarette maker Chic Group, with the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills serving as global advisor to BAT on the deal. Ernst & Young Law Talasiewicz i Wspolnicy sp.k. advised the Chic Group.N/APoland
10/1/16Gide Loyrette Nouel; Weil Gotshal & Manges; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrWKB advised Domodi sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Wirtualna Polska, in its acquisition of 100% of shares in Allani sp. z o.o. from the existing shareholders (including the Protos Venture Capital and Hedgehog funds) and entering into a cooperation agreement with the founder and manager of the target company. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Wirtualna Polska and Gide assisted Allani.N/APoland
10/1/16Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Nextebank on negotiations with Posta Romana on providing banking services.N/ARomania
10/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos successfully represented the Premier League before the Romanian Trademark office in a trademark opposition claim.N/ARomania
10/1/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP successfully persuaded the Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region of Russia to satisfy the claim of clients Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK against the VKontakte social network.N/ARussia
10/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Linklaters; Sayenko KharenkoRedcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the majority shareholders of BaDM in connection with a buy-back of the minority stake from the private equity house. Linklaters represented the seller side and Sayenko Kharenko advised the seller on the Ukrainian law matters.N/AUkraine
10/1/16Aequo; AshurstAequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues related to its acquisition of Azelis, a Belgium-based speciality chemicals distributor. Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine.N/AUkraine
10/1/16Aequo; AshurstAequo advised Apax Funds on Ukrainian merger control issues, related to its acquisition of Rhiag Group (Italy). Ashurst acted as an international competition counsel to Apax in jurisdictions other than Ukraine.N/AUkraine
10/2/16AP Legal; Joksovic, Stojanovic & PartnersAP Legal advised Czech fund APS on the sale of an NPL portfolio to Erste Bank Novi Sad. Erste was supported by Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners.EUR 23.5 millionCzechRepublic
10/2/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersThe competition practice team at EPAP Ukraine assisted the Nokia Corporation in obtaining regulatory clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for its EUR 15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in April 2015.EUR 15.6 billionUkraine
10/5/16Freshfields; Wilmer Hale; SchoenherrSchoenherr (on matters of Austrian law) and Covington & Burling (as international counsel) advised underwriters Leerink Partners LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Needham & Company, and Wedbush PacGrow on Vienna-based Nabriva Therapeutics AG's initial public offering in the United States and its listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.N/AAustria
10/5/16Binder Groesswang; CMS; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss successfully represented Interritus Limited and Trinity Investments Limited on Austrian regulatory and merger control elements of their March 13, 2015 acquisition, via strategic partnership, of 99.78% of the spun-off part of the Austrian state-owned Kommunalkredit Austria AG from Finanzmarktbeteiligung Aktiengesellschaft des Bundes.N/AAustria
10/5/16Delphi, Hammarskiold & Co; Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised Fuchs Petrolub SE on Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian law aspects of its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants business from Couche-Tard Luxembourg S.A.R.L.EUR 74 millionEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
10/5/16Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright advised the Polish state-owned investment vehicle Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A. on the execution of a preliminary investment memorandum with EDF Polska concerning the financing of a new gas-fired CHP plant in Torun, Poland. DZP advised EDF Polska.EUR 130 millionPoland
10/5/16Avellum PartnersAvellum Partners advised Mohawk Industries on its successful application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for merger control clearance of its acquisition of the IVC Group.USD 1.2 billionUkraine
10/6/16Havel Holasek & Partners; Patria; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Walmark - a portfolio company of Mid Europa Partners, and a major consumer healthcare player in Central and Eastern Europe - on its acquisition of Valosun a.s., which was advised by Havel Holasek & Partners.N/ACzechRepublic
10/6/16RedThe Red law firm advised the AS LHV Group on its initial public offering of up to 10,000 subordinated bonds at EUR 1,000 each.N/AEstonia
10/6/16Czyzewscy Law FirmLawyers from the Czyzewscy Law Firm, acting pro bono, successfully represented a child suffering from Dravet syndrome - a rare genetic epileptic dysfunction of the brain - in a dispute with the Polish Minister of Health.N/APoland
10/6/16Drzewiecki Tomaszek; Hogan Lovells; Linklaters; Radwan-Rohrenschef; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski GorskiRadwan-Rohrenschef represented VISA in its review of the Polish Competition Office's decision on the interchange fee imposed on the Master Card and VISA systems. Linklaters represented Mastercard. The banks were represented by SPCG, Drzewiecki Tomaszek, Hogan Lovells, and KKG.PLN 164 millionPoland
10/6/16Albuquerque & Associados; Erdem & ErdemErdem & Erdem represented the Yildirim Group of Turkey in the acquisition of 100% of shares of Mota-Engil Logistica and Tertir Terminais de Portugal from the Mota-Engil SGPS, SA. Portuguese group.EUR 355 millionTurkey
10/7/16CMS; KinstellarCMS's Prague office advised the Bluehouse Capital real estate investment management firm on the sale of three shopping centers in the Czech Republic to the newly established Czech real estate fund, NOVA Real Estate. Kinstellar advised NOVA on the deal.N/ACzechRepublic
10/7/16CobaltCobalt represented the previous shareholders of PONTEM, UAB in the sale of the company to Maistas LT.N/ALithuania
10/7/16Kochanski Zieba & PartnersKochanski Zieba & Partners reported that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw had reversed the February 2, 2015 judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw in a case brought by Marek Falenta against Michal Wodzinski (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed Falenta's demand that fakt.pl portal publish corrections to several articles it published.N/APoland
10/7/16Allen & Overy; Debevoise & Plimpton; Norton Rose FulbrightNorton Rose Fulbright announced that it is advising Sacturino Limited - controlled by Said Kerimov, the son of billionaire Suleiman Kerimov - on its offer of USD 2.97 per share for the 59.8% share capital of Polyus Gold International that it or its parent Wandle Holdings Limited did not already own or have an interest in. Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Sacturino on financing aspects for its offer, which include a facility arranged by VTB Bank - which was advised by Allen & Overy.USD 5.49 billionRussia
10/7/16Dentons (BASEAK); PaksoyPaksoy advised Japan's DyDo Drinco, Inc. on its acquisition of 90% of the shares in Della Gida, Bahar Su, and Ilk Mevsim Meyve Sulari, which operate carbonated drink, coke, water and fruit juice brands, from Yiidiz Holding. Yildiz Holding was advised by BASEAK, the Turkish firm associated with Dentons.N/ATurkey
10/7/16Akol Law Office; Kolcuoglu Demirkan KocakliKolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli advised the EBRD on its acquisition of a minority stake of the Turkish port operator Global Ports Holding. The Akol Law Office advised GPH.N/ATurkey
10/8/16ODIODI has agreed to provide pro bono legal services to emerging Macedonian artist Milan Andov.N/AMacedonia;Macedonia
10/8/16Gide Loyrette Nouel; PaksoyPaksoy advised Messer Tehnogas on the recently-completed sale of Messer Aligaz Sanayi Gazlari ve Ticaret A.S., its natural gas subsidiary, to Air Liquide Gaz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. - part of the French industrial gas producer Air Liquide. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Air Liquide on the deal.EUR 12 millionTurkey
10/8/16Kenaroglu Intellectual PropertyKenaroglu Intellectual Property successfully represented Oliver Peoples, Inc., in two actions before the Istanbul Civil IP Courts of First Instance to have local trademark registrations for OLIVER PEOPLES invalidated on the basis of the reputation of the mark in other jurisdictions, the plaintiff's genuine rights in the trademark arising from extensive prior use in other countries, and the bad faith of the defendants.N/ATurkey
10/9/16Aleinikov & PartnersAleinikov & Partners signed "a long-term Cooperation Agreement" with the administration of the Hi-Tech Park Belarus - an industrial park created by means of a special 2005 law enacted to encourage and support the software industry.N/ABelarus
10/9/16Noerr; Vyskocil, Kroslak and PartnersNoerr advised AB Neo - a division of AB Agri Ltd. - on the acquisition of Czech feed manufacturer Bodit Tachov s.r.o. from the private individuals who founded the company. Vyskocil, Kroslak and Partners reportedly advised the sellers.N/ACzechRepublic
10/9/16CMS; DentonsCMS and Dentons advised on the development plans of a new Cox & Kings hotel due to be opened by Meininger Hotels in Budapest, with CMS assisting the landlord and Dentons supporting Meininger Hotels.N/AHungary
10/9/16Dominas & Partners; Ellex (Valiuans Ellex)Valiunas Ellex advised Sweden's TeliaSonera on the sale of 100% of shares in Omnitel to TeliaSonera subsidiary Teo LT, an integrated telecommunications, IT, and television company. Dominas & Partners advised Teo LT.N/ALithuania
10/9/16Chajec, Don-Siemion & ZytoChajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Rainbow Tours on the acquisition of a single-letter domain name in Poland from Active 24.N/APoland
10/9/16GFKK Grzybczyk Kaminski GawlikThe GFKK law firm agreed to advise on the construction of the Podium Sports and Entertainment Arena in the Polish city of Gliwice.N/APoland
10/9/16Sidley Austin; White & CaseWhite & Case advised York Capital Management Global Advisors, LLC and Oak Hill Advisors (Europe) LLP on the share placing by Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited. Globalworth was advised by Sidley Austin.EUR 53.8 millionRomania
10/9/16PaksoyPaksoy advised Nissan on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nissan Otomotiv Anonim Sirketi - the sole distributor of Nissan automobiles in Turkey - through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nissan Middle East FZE, from another Japanese corporation, Sumitomo.N/ATurkey
10/10/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised MTG on the sale of its Hungarian free-to-air TV operations consisting of the VIASAT3 and VIASAT6 channels and the catch-up service Viasat Play, to Sony Pictures Television Networks.N/AHungary
10/12/16Kambourov & PartnersKambourov & Partners advised Societa Appalto Lavori Pubblici S.p.A., the main contractor for the design and construction of the Dobrich Silistra Gas Pipeline in Bulgaria.N/ABulgaria
10/13/16bpv Jdi NemethThe bpv Jadi Nemeth firm in Hungary represented ALD Automotive Hungary in its successful application for Competition Authority approval of the company's acquisition of K&H's motor vehicle operative leasing portfolio.N/AHungary
10/13/16Dentons; LinklatersDentons advised Skanska Property Poland on its sale of office buildings in Krakow and Katowice to a fund managed by the Swedish fund manager Niam. Linklaters advised Niam on the deal.N/APoland
10/13/16CMS; Latala i WspolnicyCMS provided legal advice on the IPO of Inpost SA - a member of the Integer.pl group, and the largest independent postal operator in Poland - to managers IPOPEMA Securities S.A., Wood & Company Financial Services, and Alior Bank S.A. Brokerage House. The Latala i Wspolnicy law firm advised Inpost and the Integer.pl Group.EUR 25.5 millionPoland
10/13/16AstersAsters provided legal advice on Ukrainian merger control matters related to Actavis's March 2015 acquisition of control over Allergan, Inc., including the obtaining of clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.USD 70.5 billionUkraine
10/14/16Herbst Kinsky; HLMK Law FirmHerbst Kinsky advised the founders of finderly GmbH on the sale of shares in Shpock ("Shop in your pocket"), a flea market app for high class products, to Schibsted Classified Media.N/AAustria
10/14/16Baker & McKenzie; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; PolenakCHSH and Macedonia's Polenak law firm acted as joint counsel to Telekom Austria Group in connection with the merger of its subsidiary VIP Operator Dooel Skopje with One Dooel Skopje, a subsidiary of Telekom Slovenije Group, both operating in the Republic of Macedonia. Baker & McKenzie Italy advised Telekom Slovenije Group on the deal.N/AAustria;Serbia;Macedonia
10/14/16SorainenSorainen was chosen by a consortium consisting of Ramboll and CORIT Advisory to perform a study in the Baltic States on behalf of the European Commission on Aggressive Tax Planning.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
10/14/16SorainenSorainen's Lithuanian office advised one of the first donut cafes in Lithuania, Spurgu Fabrikas - which operates under the Donut LAB brand - on its attraction of an investment.EUR 100,000Lithuania
10/14/16Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & PartnersThe Competition Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Yandex - Russia's largest IT company - against Google, in the former's claim that the latter had abused the market in relation to pre-installed app stores for devices on the Android operating system.N/ARussia
10/15/16Squire Patton BoggsSquire Patton Boggs advised the CEE venture capital fund MCI.TechVentures on a recently completed minority share investment in iZettle, a Sweden-based mobile payments company, following the company's Series D funding round.N/APoland
10/15/16Greenberg Traurig; Weil Gotshal & MangesGreenberg Traurig advised Pekao Investment Banking S.A., Ipopema Securities S.A., and Vestor Dom Maklerski S.A. - the managers of AAT Holding S.A.'s IPO - on the offering and admission of AAT Holdings' existing shares to trading on the Main Market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised AAT Holding on the IPO.EUR 13.5 millionPoland
10/15/16Greenberg Traurig; Tuca Zbarcea & AsociatiiTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on Romanian elements of GKN plc's July 2015 acquisition of Fokker Technologies Group BV from Arle Capital, working alongside global counsel Greenberg Traurig Maher.EUR 706 millionRomania
10/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance Badea acted as legal advisor to Citigroup Inc, HSBC Bank PLC, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit SpA as joint lead managers in connection with the issue by Romania (acting through its Ministry of Public Finance) of EUR 1.25 billion notes due 2015 and EUR 750 million due 2035 under the EUR 15 billion global MTN programme of Romania.EUR 2 billionRomania
10/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance Badea advised a consortium of banks (led by BRD-Groupe Societe Generale as lead arranger, issuing bank, agent and guarantee agent, and also including Bancpost) on a loan extended to the Delta ACM 93 construction company for a two-year period, for working capital and for issuing letters of bank guarantee.RON 230 millionRomania
10/15/16Debevois & PlimptonDebevoise & Plimpton announced that it is advising longstanding client Norilsk Nickel on a new 7-year Eurobond offering, with an annual coupon rate of 6.625%.EUR 1 billionRussia
10/15/16CMSCMS advised Raycap S.A. on its acquisition of Iskra Zascite d.o.o., a Slovenia-based manufacturer of surge protective devices, and Varsi d.o.o., a Slovenia-based company engaged in manufacturing electric surge suppression components, from Otmar Zorn.N/ASlovenia
10/15/16Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & CaseWeil Gotshal announced that it was advising the Ad Hoc Creditors' Committee, consisting of Franklin Advisers, Inc., BTG Pactual Europe LLP, TCW Investment Management Company, and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., on the restructuring of Ukraine's sovereign debt. White & Case was advising Ukraine.N/AUkraine
10/19/16KinstellarKinstellar advised APS Holding on the acquisition of an unsecured consumer-loan portfolio from a leading Bulgarian consumer credit institution.EUR 50 millionBulgaria
10/20/16Allen & Overy; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of the remaining 50% in Walmark. The acquisition of a 100% stake saw the Walach family, Walmark's previous owner, exit the business. The Walach family was advised by Allen & Overy.N/ACzechRepublic
10/20/16Ellex (Valiunas Ellex); SorainenValiunas Ellex advised lead managers Barclays, BNP Paribas, and HSBC on Lithuania's successful October 2015 issuance of 10 and 20-year Eurobonds. Sorainen advised Lithuania on the issuance.EUR 750 millionLithuania
10/20/16Greenberg TraurigGreenberg Traurig represented Orlen Upstream in connection with its entrance into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which it acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of NASDAQ-listed FX Energy.N/APoland
10/20/16Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Wolf TheissTuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Interbrands Marketing & Distribution on its acquisition of Europharm Holding, a local drug distribution company owned by UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - which was advised by Wolf TheissN/ARomania
10/21/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised on the sale and purchase of 100% of shares in Eni Hungaria Zrt. - the subsidiary of Eni International BV. The subject of the transaction was the downstream business of the Hungarian subsidiary. However, the wholesale lubricant business of Eni Hungaria Zrt. did not form part of the transaction.N/AHungary
10/21/16GesselGessel advised Casus Finanse on its sale of a 100% stake in BPO Management to Arteria S.A.EUR 890,000Poland
10/21/16Clifford Chance; Domanski Zakrzewski PalinkaDZP and Clifford Chance advised Medcom on its entrance into a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), under which MELCO is to invest and purchase 49%of shares in Medcom.N/APoland
10/21/16bpv Grigorescu Stefanicabpv Grigorescu Stefanica advised on the opening of a new DIY store in Romania by the German retail chain Hornbach.N/ARomania
10/21/16CMSActing on behalf of Allianz, CMS Russia and CMS Zurich won a major reinsurance recovery action against the Swiss reinsurer Infrassure.N/ARussia
10/21/16AntikaAntika successfully represented the interests of AWT Bavaria in a consumer-related dispute.USD 33,500Ukraine
10/22/16Baker & McKenzie; DentonsDentons advised GDF Suez on the sale of 99.93% stake in GDF SUEZ Energia Magyarorszag Zrt. (its universal gas trading company in Hungary) to the state-owned gas distributor Fogaz Zrt, advised by Baker & McKenzie.N/AHungary
10/22/16PaksoyPaksoy was Turkish counsel to a consortium including Aktau Uluslararasi Havalimani A.S. (the Aktau International Airport) and ATM Grup Uluslararasi Havalimani Yapim Yatirim ve Isletme Ltd. Sti in relation to the loan facility granted by the Development Bank of Kazakhstan to the borrower's consortium for the modernization of the airport's departure and arrival runways.N/ATurkey
10/25/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners;Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Avtotehna on the sale of subsidiary Avtera d.o.o., made as part of Avtotehna's restructuring process in a compulsory proceeding, to Janus Trade d.o.o., which was advised by Schoenherr.N/ASlovenia
10/26/16Clifford Chance; Kurek Kosciolek I WojcikClifford Chance advised Hillwood Europe in a joint-venture acquisition with 7R Logistic S.A., advised by the Kurek Kosciolek i Wojcik law firm.EUR 30 millionPoland
10/26/16SkaddenSkadden advised Roust Trading Limited on a U.K. court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement to restructure two series of eurobonds.N/ARussia
10/27/16Avellum Partners; KinstellarAvellum Partners in Ukraine, and Kinstellar in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Turkey, advised Bayer AG on issues related to the global spin-off of Bayer MaterialScience AG, which now operates under the Covestro AG brand as an independent entity.N/ABulgaria;CzechRepublic;Hungary;Romania;Serbia;Slovakia;Turkey;Ukraine
10/27/16CMSCMS persuaded the Regional Court of Warsaw to reject the class action brought by clients of AXA Zycie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A.N/APoland
10/27/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy); Bondoc & Asociatii; CMS; NNDKP; White & CaseRTPR Allen & Overy advised Advent International Corporation on the sale of its majority stake in Centrul Medical Unirea S.R.L. - the healthcare services provider conducting its business under the brand name -Regina Maria - to Mid Europa Partners. NNDKP advised the Enayati family - a minority seller. White & Case and Bondoc & Asociatii advised Mid Europa Partners. CMS provided legal advice to the financing syndicate.N/ARomania
10/27/16Moral Law Firm; PaksoyMoral Law Firm advised Koksal Hologlu and other shareholders of the Romatem Group in acquiring PearlBridge's stake in Romatem. Paksoy advised the sellers.N/ATurkey
10/28/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Via Outlets on its disposal of a shopping center, Freeport Fashion Outlet Hate, to FOP Beteiligungs.N/ACzechRepublic
10/28/16Kapolyi Law FirmKapolyi Law Firm advised FHB Commercial Bank, one of the joint lead managers in MFB Hungarian Development Bank's bond listing.HUF 200 billionHungary
10/28/16CobaltCobalt advised Libera Exosculatio in obtaining a licence as an electronic money institution.N/ALithuania
10/28/16CBRE; DentonsGLL Real Estate Partners - advised by Dentons and CBRE in Romania, and by Norton Rose Fulbright and Colliers in the UK - announced two further recent acquisitions on behalf of its GLL Pan European Fund.EUR 27 millionRomania
10/28/16Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); LinklatersThe Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership and Clifford Chance advised the International Finance Corporation and the EBRD in connection with their equity investment in Fibabanka A.S. - which was advised by Linklaters.N/ATurkey
10/29/16Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; SCWP SchindhelmFellner Wratzfeld and Partner advised UniCredit Bank Austria on the sale of The Mall to an international syndicate of buyers. SCWP Schindhelm advised the buyers.N/AAustria
10/29/16Fellner Wratzfeld & PartnerFellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised atms Telefon-und Marketing Services GmbH on the acquisition of "sms.at" mobile Internet services gmbh from Up to Eleven Digital Solutions GmbH.N/AAustria
10/29/16Dentons; NoerrNoerr advised Saint-Gobain on the sale of its building materials distribution businesses in the Czech Republic and Hungary to the Slovak building materials distribution company In Group. Dentons advised the financing banks: Ceska Sporitelna, Unicredit Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Erste Bank Hungary.EUR 138 millionCzechRepublic;Hungary
10/29/16Cobalt; VilgertsCobalt and Vilgerts persuaded the Latvian Supreme Court to refuse to recognize and enforce provisional measures ordered in a Lithuanian court against clients Riga International Airport and airBaltic.EUR 58 millionLatvia
10/29/16SorainenSorainen's Latvia office helped event organiser Liva Jaunozola register the word and figure trademarks "Andele Mandele" and "Peru Medibas".N/ALatvia
10/29/16Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Paul Hastings; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, BaehrDentons advised Bank Pekao SA on financing the acquisition of the 5-star Sheraton Warsaw Hotel by a Benson Elliot, Walton Street Capital, and Algonquin joint venture from Host Hotels & Resorts. DZP and WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr - in cooperation with Paul Hastings - advised Benson Elliot and Walton Street Capital on the pan-European hotel portfolio acquisition. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was the global advisor and K&L Gates' Warsaw office acted as the local advisor to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.EUR 420 millionPoland
10/29/16GesselGessel advised Lux Med on its purchase of a property at ul. Elblaska in Warsaw.N/APoland
10/29/16Bondoc & AsociatiiBondoc & Asociatii advised Immigon on the sale of land plots in the Romanian cities of Sibiu, Satu Mare, Dragomiresti Vale, and Oradea.N/ARomania
10/29/16CMS; Miro SenicaMiro Senica advised the French Corum Asset Management investment fund on a retail acquisition from the Supernova Group - which was assisted by CMS Ljubljana.N/ASlovenia
10/29/16Maja Petric; Miro SenicaMiro Senica advised Switzerland's Micro-Motor on the sale of a 51% share to Kolektor. The buyer was assisted by solo practitioner Maja Petric.N/ASlovenia
10/29/16AstersAsters announced that it acted as pro bono advisor in connection with the donation of the private collection of Igor Dychenko to the state-owned Mystetskyi Arsenal museum complex.N/AUkraine
10/30/16Allen & Overy; White & CaseWhite & Case advised the global investment firm Rockaway Capital on its acquisition of Netretail Holding B.V. and Heureka from Naspers. Allen & Overy represented Naspers.EUR 200 millionCzechRepublic
10/30/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised Polat Holding on its acquisition of a historic building located in the heart of Budapest combined with an escrow arrangement and a claim purchase transaction with the original lender. Business lawyer Steven Conybeare advised the seller, Nador Palace Kft.N/AHungary
10/30/16GFKK; White & CasePoland's GFKK firm advised the 3S Group in connection with the acquisition of medium-term financing by ING Bank Slaski SA - which was advised by White & Case.N/APoland
10/30/16AGP Law FirmThe AGP Law Firm in Russia successfully defended BMW Rusland Trading in the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow against a subrogation claim filed by an unnamed insurance company.N/ARussia
10/30/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised the shareholders of Pharma Start on the sale of a 100% stake in the company to Acino Pharma.N/AUkraine
10/30/16Burchills Ukraine; Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Wolf TheissRedcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised Fairfax Financial Holding on its acquisition of the Ukrainian subsidiary of the QBE Insurance Group. Wolf Theiss represented QBE Insurance Group. Burchills advised Tolbell Holdings limited - the previous shareholder of QBE Ukraine.USD 5 millionUkraine
10/30/16AntikaAntika advised USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in developing a draft standard energy service agreement to be used in the government-funded sector for implementation of provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Introducing New Investment Opportunities, Guaranteeing the Rights and Legitimate Interests of Business Entities for Conducting Large-Scale Energy Modernization", as part of the Working Group of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving.N/AUkraine
11/1/16Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska Attorneys at law; Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners; Savoric & Partners; Schoenherr; VujacicRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Perutnina Ptuj, a Slovenia-based poultry producer, on all issues related to the agreement between it and a group of lenders on financial restructuring of loan receivables and receivables from finance lease agreements. Additionally RPPP advised on the capital increase of EUR 40 million and on a 80 million Master Rescheduling Agreement. Schoenherr, Savoric & Partners, JPM Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic, Law office Vujacic, and Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska advised on competition clearances for the merger.EUR 120 millionAustria;Croatia;Macedonia;Montenegro;Romania;Serbia;Slovenia
11/1/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Ceska sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (as coordinators and mandated lead arrangers), Citibank Europe, Commerzbank, Komercni banka (as mandated lead arrangers) and Raiffeisenbank (as arranger) in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness and financing of general corporate and working capital needs of Skoda Transportation group.EUR 266 millionCzechRepublic
11/1/16CobaltCobalt advised Japanese e-commerce and Internet company Rakuten in a 7.4 million EUR investment into Lingvist, an Estonian origin start-up developing an innovational language learning technology.EUR 7.4 millionEstonia
11/1/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos assisted GTECH and Scientific Games in obtaining the very first two VLT manufacturer licenses in Greece.N/AGreece
11/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised Polski Zakon Pijarow with regard to obtaining financing for development of an office building in Cracow.EUR 17.5 millionPoland
11/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal advised the privately owned Hines real estate firm on the change of bank and intra-group financing structures as a result of the corporate reorganization of three international structures: (i) Hines International Real Estate Fund, which indirectly holds 2 project companies in Poland (with one facility agreement); (ii) Hines Russia & Poland Fund, which indisrectly holds 5 project companies in Poland (with three facility agreements); and (iii) Hines Poland Sustainable Income Fund, which indirectly holds 3 project companies in Poland (with three facility agreements).N/APoland
11/1/16Crido LegalCrido Legal rendered comprehensive legal advice to IGI regarding the planning and implementing of a tax-efficient corporate reorganization of the group.N/APoland
11/1/16Allen & Overy; Cleary & Gottlieb; LinklatersAllen & Overy advised the financing banks in relation to the restructuring of the PLN 2+ billion debt-of CELSA Huta Ostrowiec Sp. z o.o. and its subsidiaries. Linklaters and Cleary & Gottlieb advised CELSA.PLN 2 billionPoland
11/1/16Constantinovici, McCann & Associates; DrakopoulosDrakopoulos advised BANCPOST with respect to a non-performing loan to the Romanian subsidiary of an Irish real estate fund currently under insolvency. Constantinovici, McCann & Associates advised the Insolvency Irish Fund.EUR 25 millionRomania
11/1/16Clifford Chance (Redcliffe Partners as of December 1, 2015); Linklaters; Sayenko KharenkoClifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised the EBRD on English and Ukrainian law aspects of preparing the financing mechanism for the Ukrainian Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility, including developing non-standard documents e.g. a policy statement and a project grant agreements.EUR 75 millionUkraine
11/1/16AequoAequo advised the TIS Group of Terminals, a major Ukrainian infrastructure group, on tax structuring of a share sale transaction.N/AUkraine
11/1/16AequoAequo advised on potential options for structuring the commercial activities of Inditex Group entities in Crimea after Russian occupation.N/AUkraine
11/1/16AequoAequo advised Naftogaz on borrowing a USD 300 million revolving credit facility from the EBRD for winter gas purchases.USD 300 millionUkraine
11/2/16Ban, S.Szabo; bpv Hugel; Schoenherr; Szabo, Kelemen & PartnersSzabo Kelemen & Partners and bpv Hugel advised on Hungarian and Austrian aspects, respectively, of Cemex's sale of its operations in the two countries. The buyer, the Rohrdorfer Group, was assisted by Schoenherr with Ban, S.Szabo & Partners advising on Hungarian matters.EUR 160.1 millionAustria;Hungary
11/2/16VarulVarul Lithuania advised the Lithuanian archiving company Dokdata on negotiations with Reisswolf regarding two master franchise agreements in the field of document archiving and destruction.N/ALithuania
11/2/16Cleary Gottlieb; SkaddenCleary Gottlieb represented Lenta in a public offering of global depository receipts dually-listed in London and Moscow.USD 275 millionRussia
11/2/16Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office)Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised the Permira private equity fund on its acquisition of X.Commerce, Inc.USD 175 millionUkraine
11/3/16Heymann & Partner; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised Pfisterer Holding AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Lapp Insulators Holding GmbH. German law advice was provided by Heymann & Partner Rechtsanwalte.N/ACzechRepublic;Poland;Romania;Ukraine
11/3/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the EGAP-insured financing to Russia's PhosAgro-Cherepovets in order to finance the export of technology for fertiliser production to Russia supplied by Czech engineering firm Chemoproject Nitrogen.EUR 73.4 millionCzechRepublic;Russia
11/3/16Ashurst; White & CaseWhite & Case advised Naspers Limited, the South African-based global Internet and media company, on its investment in Avito, the leading online classifieds platform in Russia. Ashurst advised Avito on the matter.USD 1.2 billionRussia
11/3/16CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Jadek & PensaCHSH advised Switzerland-based Agri Holding AG on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Istrabenz Hoteli Portoroz from the Slovenian company Istrabenz Turizem. Istrabenz Turizem was advised by Jadek & Pensa.N/ASlovenia
11/3/16Antika Law FirmUkraine's Antika Law Firm successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in liquidation in a dispute over the recognition of a loan agreement obligation as terminated, recovery of funds from the bank, and recognition of the pledge agreement as terminated.USD 1.3 millionUkraine
11/4/16Sorainen; TrinitiSorainen and Triniti advised on the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in the sports-betting company Orakulas by the Olympic Entertainment Group.N/ALithuania
11/4/16Allen & Overy; BDK; CMS; Ganado Advocates; Sayenko Kharenko; White & CaseAllen & Overy advised London-based Infracapital on its acquisition of 100% of the Slovak utility company GGE a.s. from Slovakian privately-held conglomerate Grafobal Group. Additional legal advice to Infracapital was provided by BDK (on Serbian and Montenegrin due diligence), Sayenko Kharenko (on the Ukrainian carve-out), and by Ganado Advocates (in Malta). White & Case advised Grafobal on the deal, and CMS advised the financing banks.PLN 2.5 billionMontenegro;Serbia;Slovakia;Ukraine
11/4/16Allen & Overy; CBRE; Greenberg Traurig; Kochanski, Zieba & PartnersKochanski, Zieba & Partners advised a fund managed by Griffin Real Estate on the acquisition and financing of the Raiffeisen Business Center in Warsaw. The seller, Invesco Real Estate, was advised by CBRE and Greenberg Traurig, and Griffin's acquisition was financed by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, which was represented by Allen & Overy.N/APoland
11/4/16White & Case; Weil Gotshal & MangesWhite & Case advised a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., and mBank S.A. on the financing in the form of a revolving credit for Eurocash S.A. Eurocash - which was advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges.PLM 700 millionPoland
11/4/16Allen & Overy (RTPR Allen & Overy)RTPR Allen & Overy advised Catalyst Romania (a private equity fund managed by 3TS Capital Partners) on the investment in Vector Watch group.EUR 5 millionRomania
11/4/16Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan LovellsDebevoise & Plimpton advised the NLMK Group on a 4-year pre-export finance facility.-The banks arranging and bookrunning the facility were advised by Hogan Lovells.-USD 400 millionRussia
11/4/16Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership); YukselKarkinKucukThe Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership - the Turkish firm associated with Clifford Chance - advised the shareholders of Millenicom Telekomunikasyon A.S., on the sale of 100% stake in the company to EWE Enerji. YukselKarkinKucuk advised EWE on the acquisition.N/ATurkey
11/4/16White & Case; Yarsuvat & YarsuvatWhite & Case advised Mid Europa Partners on its acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Customer Management Center from ISS, advised by Yarsuvat & Yarsuvat.N/ATurkey
11/5/16Brandl & TalosBrandl & Talos secured an acquittal on behalf of a board member of Kommunalkredit, following six years of criminal proceedings.N/AAustria
11/5/16Danler; SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Austrian pharmaceutical wholesaler Jacoby GM Pharma on its merger with L. Kogl Pharma. The Fischer family - the previous owners of Kogl - were advised by the Danler law firm in Innsbruck.N/AAustria
11/5/16Dorda Brugger Jordis; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss; Cechova & Partners; Jadek & Pensa; Held Berdnik Astner & Partner; RautnerDorda Brugger Jordis (DBJ) advised DIY superstore bauMax on the October 31, 2015 dispossession of 67 of its stores in Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Slovenia. Graz-based investor Supernova - represented by Held Berdnik Astner & Partner - will become the new owner of the bauMax properties in Slovakia and Slovenia and will lease the properties to OBI - which was represented by Wolf Theiss. DBJ collaborated with Cechova & Partners in Slovakia and Jadek & Pensa in Slovenia for help in those jurisdictions. Polish construction materials chain Merkury Market also acquired 18 of the stores, all in the Czech Republic. The Rautner firm advised Merkury Market on that acquisition. Schoenherr advised the banks financing the bauMax group.N/AAustria;CzechRepublic;Slovakia;Slovenia
11/5/16DLA Piper; Giese & Partner; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners;Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners advised Revetas Capital Fund in its share purchase deal from two SPVs owners of Supernova Ljubljana (over 30,000 square meters of leasable area) and Supernova Koper (over 26,000 square meters of leasable area) shopping centers. DLA Piper acted as the international coordinator & legal counsel for Revetas Capital. Wolf Theiss advised the seller with regard to the Slovenian part of the transaction and matters of Slovenian law. Schoenherr advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG with regard to its granting of a loan to the buyer. Giese & Partner acted as a general counsel to the seller.EUR 77 millionCzechRepublic;Poland;Slovakia
11/5/16SorainenSorainen's Latvia office advised the German entrepreneur Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes, who was accepted by the Latvian government as a financial investor for the national aviation company airBaltic.N/ALatvia
11/5/16Barczak Jurczak Witucki Safjan; Kochanski Zieba & PartnersKochanski Zieba & Partners secured a win for Ringier Axel Springer Polska in the Polish Supreme Court in a case brought by the former manager of Osrodek Rozwoju Edukacji (Center for Education Development), who was represented by Barczak Jurczak Witucki Safjan.N/APoland
11/6/16Crido Legal;The Crido Legal firm advised a company of the KRUK Group in antitrust proceedings relating to the acquisition of control over the Presco Investments company.N/APoland
11/9/16Benn-Ibler; CMSCMS advised Allianz Real Estate Germany and various investors within the Allianz Group on their acquisition of the "Haus an der Wien" property in Vienna from two companies belonging to the SIGNA Group. The SIGNA Group was advised by Austria's Benn-Ibler law firm.EUR 94 millionAustria
11/9/16Brandl & Talos; Freshfields; Latham & WatkinsBrandl & Talos advised Sportradar and primary Sportradar shareholder Carsten Koerl on the acquisition of financing from, among others, Revolution Growth. Sportradar shareholder EQT VI was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Revolution Growth was advised by Latham & Watkins and Switzerland's Homburger law firm.N/AAustria
11/9/16bpv Jadi NemethBPV Jadi Nemeth successfully represented ALD Automotive Hungary and K&H Autopark Kft (a subsidiary of the KBC Group) in securing merger clearance from the Hungarian Competition Authority for ALD's acquisition of K&H's fleet management and motor vehicle operative leasing portfolio.N/AHungary
11/9/16Gessel;Poland's Gessel law firm represented the owners of Apteki Gemini in the acquisition of an unspecified percentage of shares by Warburg Pincus.N/APoland
11/9/16CMSCMS advised on the initial public offering of the Wittchen luxury accessory and leather goods retailer and the introduction of its shares to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.EUR 12.9 millionPoland
11/9/16Norton Rose Fulbright; Weil Gotshal & MangesNorton Rose Fulbright advised the banks providing financing for Ciech S.A. to refinance its existing debt. Ciech was advised by Weil.EUR 373 millionPoland
11/9/16CMS (Yalcin Babalioglu Boso)CMS - in association with Yalcin Babalioglu Boso - advised the IS Private Equity Investment Trust on its acquisition, made with MCI.PrivateVentures Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety, the Poland-based close-end investment fund owned by MCI Management S.A., of an 80% stake in Mika Tur Seyahat Acenteligi ve Turizm Anonim Sirketi.N/APoland;Turkey
11/9/16Musat & AsociatiiMusat & Asociatii obtained the initiation of insolvency procedures of Asesoft International in order to recover a debt owed to the firm's client, Transas Marine International.RON 100 millionRomania
11/9/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership)The Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Vaillant Saunier Duval Iberica in its squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders of Turk Demir Dokum Fabrikalari.N/ATurkey
11/10/16Linklaters; White & CaseWhite & Case advised the owners of CGS Holding on its acquisition by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg. Linklaters advised Trelleborg on the deal.EUR 1.16 billionCzechRepublic
11/10/16ODIODI Law has advised Adria Airways - Slovenia's national airline - on its businesses cooperation with the Nordic Aviation Group (NAC), an airline newly established by the Estonian Government.N/AEstonia;Slovenia
11/10/16SorainenSorainen's Latvian office advised Minsterejas Projekti on its purchase of several properties in Riga to be used for manufacturing.EUR 750,000Latvia
11/10/16Serap Zuvin Law Offices; TuruncTurunc advised Charlesbank Capital Partners on Turkish aspects of its acquisition of a controlling interest in Plaskolite. The Serap Zuvin Law Offices advised Plaskolite on Turkish aspects of the deal.N/ATurkey
11/11/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised Magyar Telekom on setting up a joint venture with MET Holding AG and contributing their retail gas and electricity businesses in Hungary to the joint venture company. Allen & Overy also handled the merger filing before the EU Commission, and coordinated national filings in Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro.N/AAlbania;Hungary;Macedonia;Montenegro
11/11/16BSJP; DLA Piper; Fest & Partner; Luther, Giese & Partner; Pepeliaev Group; Popovici Nitu Stoica & AsociatiiLuther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft advised Immofinanz on the sale of its logistics portfolio to Blackstone and coordinated several CEE law firms advising Immofinanz on related local law matters, including Fest & Partner In Hungary, Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii in Romania, the Pepeliaev Group in Russia, BJSP in Poland, and Giese & Partner in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. DLA Piper advised Blackstone on Romanian matters.EUR 536 millionCzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland;Romania;Slovakia;Russia
11/11/16Tark Grunte SutkieneTark Grunte Sutkiene advised Affidea (formerly known in Lithuania as Medea) on the merger of four of its group companies in Lithuania into a single entity.N/ALithuania
11/11/16CMS; Miro SenicaCMS advised long-standing client Asbud Group on the acquisition of land for development in Warsaw.N/APoland
11/11/16bpv Grigorescu Stefanica; Bulboaca & Asociatiibpv Grigorescu Stefanica advised Otto Broker de Asigurare on investment it attracted from the private equity firm The Foundations 1.0 SEE (TF1). The private equity firm was advised by Bulboaca & Asociatii.EUR 4 millionRomania
11/11/16NoerrNoerr advised Sonaca Aerospace Transilvania SRL - part of the Belgian group Sonaca SA - in obtaining RON 24.1 million (EUR 5.4 million) in state aid from Romanian authorities, meant to support the financing of a project dedicated to developing a new production plant in Romania.EUR 12 millionRomania
11/11/16Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and PartnersEgorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners announced that it was representing the interests of the Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) shipbuilding plant in St. Petersburg.N/ARussia
11/12/16Schoenherr; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; WT TautschnigSchoenherr, alongside Willkie Farr & Gallagher, advised premier specialty chemicals company Albemarle Corporation on the sale of its Tribotecc metal sulfides business to Treibacher Industrie. Treibacher was represented by WT Tautschnig.N/AAustria
11/12/16Vilau|AssociatesVilau|Associates successfully defended Aeroportul International Timisoara - Traian Vuia S.A. (AIT), in an appeal brought by Carpatair S.A. before the Bucharest Court of Appeal of the Romanian Competition Council's decision in favor of the airport concerning an alleged abuse of dominant position.N/ARomania
11/12/16BDO Legal; CMS; Giese & Partner; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised the Czech-based CLEEM Group on its acquisition of the SILFOX Group from Silfox GmbH and Silfox Holding GmbH in a cross-border distressed sale. CMS advised on German-law aspects of the deal. The sellers were advised by BDO Legal and Giese & Partner.N/ASlovakia
11/13/16Herbst KinskyHerbst Kinsky advised Heliovis AG throughout its Series C financing round with what the firm calls "prominent foreign investors."N/AAustria
11/13/16Boyanov & CoBoyanov & Co., acting pro bono, advised the Save the Children International in relation to the migrant refugee crisis that is expanding in Europe.N/ABulgaria
11/13/16Ellex (Raidla Ellex); RaskRaidla Ellex advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund AB in the sale of the Nurmenuku shopping center to Adfectio Capital. The Rask law firm advised Adfectio Capital on the deal.EUR 6.52 millionEstonia
11/13/16Ellex (Raidla Ellex); Slaughter & MaySlaughter and May advised Eesti Energia Aktsiaselts on its intermediated tender offer and issue of 2.384% notes due September 2023. Raidla Ellex advised Eesti Energia on matters of Estonian law.EUR 500 millionEstonia
11/13/16Moral Law Firm; YukselKarkinKucukTurkey's Moral Law Firm advised Esta Gayrimenkul - a subsidiary of Astas Holding - on a loan received from Akbank T.A.S. for the re-financing of an existing loan. Akbank was advised by YukselKarkinKucuk.EUR 200 millionTurkey
11/13/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the EBRD on arranging a syndicated working capital loan to the Industrial Group ViOil, Ukraine's major sunflower oil producer and exporter.USD 40 millionUkraine
11/15/16Schoenherr; Squire Patton BoggsSchoenherr advised TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH ("TRIUVA"), former IVG Institutional Funds GmbH, on its sale of the CITY POINT office building in Prague ("City Point") to Nemovitostne City Point, s.r.o. ("Nemovitostne City Point") for approximately EUR 15 million. Squire Patton Boggs assisted the buyer.EUR 16 millionCzechRepublic
11/15/16Fondul ProprietateaClifford Chance advised Franklin Templeton/Fondul Proprietatea on its accelerated block trade of shares and GDRs in Romgaz.EUR 103.1 millionRomania
11/15/16Clifford ChanceClifford Chance Badea acted as legal advisor to New Europe Property Investments plc in connection with its successful Eurobond issue. The bonds have a maturity of 5.25 years and are due February 2021.EUR 400 millionRomania
11/16/16NoerrNoerr advised Chiltern International as local counsel in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland on its acquisition of Theorem Clinical Research from the Nautic Partners private equity firm.N/ACzechRepublic;Hungary;Poland
11/16/16CobaltCobalt's Estonia office advised SMBC Aviation Capital and Falko Regional Aircraft Limited as local counsel in carrying out SMBC Aviation Capital's sale of five Embraer aircraft to Falko Regional Aircraft Limited - two of which are registered in Estonia.N/AEstonia
11/16/16CobaltCobalt advised Export Development Canada in the sale and transfer of loans originally made to EA Jet Leasing Ltd. to Osauhing Transpordi Varahaldus, and on the collateral established to secure the transferred loans.N/AEstonia
11/16/16GlimstedtGlimstedt advised Senuku Prekybos Centras in purchasing K-rauta Baltic stores from the Finnish retailer Kesko.N/AEstonia;Latvia
11/16/16SorainenSorainen advised OpusCapita on selling all business operations serving local markets in the Baltic States to BaltCap.N/AEstonia;Latvia;Lithuania
11/16/16Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins Ellex)Cobalt's Latvia office advised Talfin Amsterdam Holding B.V. on the sale of an office building in Riga to its key tenant Evolution Gaming. Klavins Ellex advised Evolution Gaming on the deal.EUR 12.4 millionLatvia
11/16/16Goltsblat BLPGoltsblat BLP acted for Ilya Naishuller, director, scriptwriter, and producer of the science-fiction film Hardcore, in relation to a transaction contemplating the sale of rights to the movie to STX Entertainment.N/ARussia
11/16/16YUSTRussia's YUST law firm successfully represented the interests of Bayer AG in the International Council for Commercial Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia in its dispute with Trehgornaya Manufaktura OJSC.N/ARussia
11/16/16Jankovic Popovic & MiticJPM advised the French company Atalian on legal due diligence related to its intended takeover of Mopex.N/ASerbian
11/16/16AstersAsters acted as legal counsel to the International Finance Corporation in connection with committed and anticipated facilities to Astarta.USD 35 millionUkraine
11/17/16Clifford Chance; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised the Australian insurance company QBE on the sale of its Ukrainian business to Canadian Insurer Fairfax. Clifford Chance advised Fairfax on the deal.N/AAustria;Ukraine
11/17/16Dentons; NoerrNoerr advised Saint-Gobain on the sale of its building materials distribution businesses in the Czech Republic and Hungary to the Slovak building materials distribution company In Group. Dentons advised financing banks Ceska Sporitelna, Unicredit Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Erste Bank Hungary.N/ACzechRepublic;Poland;Romania;Ukraine
11/17/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. on establishing its covered bonds programme, the first to meet the criteria of the amended Act on Covered Bonds and Mortgage Banks which comes into force on 1 January 2016. It is also the first Polish covered bonds programme since 2010.N/APoland
11/18/16CMS; DLA PiperCMS advised Papyrus on the acquisition of the Czech paper merchant OSPAP a.s. from PaperlinX Netherlands Holdings B.V. PaperlinX was advised by DLA Amsterdam.N/ACzechRepublic
11/18/16Dentons; Kocial Solc Balastik; LinklatersKocian Solc Balastik and Linklaters advised the Netherlands-based BXR Group in connection with the sale of a 100% ownership interest in RPG Byty, the largest privately owned rental residential real estate company in the Czech Republic, along with its facilities management company, RPG Sluzby, to a Czech investment affiliate of Round Hill Capital. Dentons represented Round Hill Capital.N/ACzechRepublic
11/18/16NNDKP; PeliFilipNestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd on its acquisition of the second building in the Green Court Bucharest project from Skanska. PeliFilip advised Skanska on the deal.EUR 47 millionRomania
11/19/16Alianciaadvokatov; Wolf TheissWolf Theiss advised PPF Banka on the refinancing of facilities for the P1 Industry Park Project in Bratislava, owned by the international property fund AlfaGroup - which was advised by Slovakia's Alianciaadvokatov firm.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
11/19/16Ellex (Klavins Ellex)Klavins Ellex advised Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV on acquisition of a real estate portfolio in Latvia from Norwegian Obligo Investment Management AS.N/ALatvia
11/19/16Aequo; CMS; Taylor Wessing; Willkie Farr & GallagherCMS in Kyiv advised Horizon Capital on the sale of its stake in Ciklum to George Soros's Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund LP (URF). The URF also acquired a portion of the stake from the current majority shareholder, Majgaard Limited. Taylor Wessing in London advised Majgaard Limited on the deal, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York advised the URF. Aequo advised the URF on the deal as well as on Ukrainian merger clearence.N/AUkraine
11/20/16Dvorak Hager & PartnersDvorak Hager & Partners advised Gerflor on the acquisition of a distribution company in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.N/ACzechRepublic;Slovakia
11/20/16DrakopoulosDrakopoulos successfully represented the Apopsi Group and the Dimitra Institutes of Training and Development in litigation against the Greek State.N/AGreece
11/20/16Allen & OveryAllen & Overy advised PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A. on the establishment of its covered bonds.N/APoland
11/20/16BSWW Legal & Tax; Hogan LovellsBSWW Legal & Tax advised Fujitsu Technology Solutions with respect to negotiating and concluding a lease agreement with GTC UBP Sp. z o.o. Hogan Lovells advised GTC UBP on the deal.N/APoland
11/23/16Allen & Overy; DechertDechert advised the Republic of Albania on its successful issuance of Notes due 2020. The joint lead managers, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan, were represented by Allen & Overy.EUR 450 millionAlbania
11/23/16Freshfields; Popovici Nitu & AsociatiiFreshfields advised Hewlett-Packard Company on its global division into two separate listed companies - the largest division of a technology company ever. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised on Romanian matters related to the split.N/AAlbania;Austria;Bosnia&Herzegovina;CzechRepublic;Estonia;Hungary;Latvia;Lithuania;Moldova;Poland;Romania;Russia;Serbia;Slovakia;Slovenia;Ukraine;Turkey
11/23/16Ellex (Klavins Ellex)Klavins Ellex advised Primera Air Nordic SIA on an aircraft leasing transaction which resulted in a Boeing 737-700 aircraft being added to the Latvian operator's fleet.N/ALatvia
11/23/16SorainenSorainen advised Deeper Fishfinder on a range of matters, including start-up financing, ongoing international expansion, and other everyday legal matters.N/ALithuania
11/23/16Kachkin & PartnersKachkin & Partners successfully represented the interests of the Cres Group in a dispute with the SK management company.N/ARussia
11/23/16Vegas LexThe Vegas Lex firm completed its work for the Delovaya Sreda project, which intends to build a comprehensive technological infrastructure for Russian small businesses.N/ARussia
11/23/16AntikaAntika successfully defended the interests of Energobank PJSC in a dispute over recovery debts and penalties in favor of the bankUSD 1.5 millionUkraine
11/23/16Sayenko KharenkoSayenko Kharenko acted as a Ukrainian legal advisor to Commerzbank AG, the consent solicitation agent, in relation to solicitation of consent by PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank's noteholders for the restructuring of the bank's Eurobonds due in September 2015.USD 200 millionUkraine
11/24/16AstapovLawyersAstapovLawyers International Law Group advised private investor Alexander Chernyak on his acquisition of CarPrice, and provided additional advice on CarPrice's expansion into Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Azerbaijan.N/ABelarus;Russia
11/24/16Debevoise & PlimptonThe Hong Kong and Moscow offices of Debevoise & Plimpton advised the Russia China Investment Fund in its investment in TutorGroup.N/ARussia
11/25/16Gessel; ODI; SchoenherrODI and Gessel advised Polish investor Linetech Holding S.A. in the Slovene privatization process for Slovenian MRO company Adria Airways Tehnika d.d., organized through competitive international public tender. By winning the two-phased structured bidding process, Linetech acquired all shares in Adria Airways Tehnika. Schoenherr advised both the consortium of shareholders headed by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding and Aerodrom Ljubljana.EUR 5 millionSlovenia
11/25/16Avellum Partners; Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office)Clifford Chance Kyiv (after December 1, 2015, Redcliffe Partners) advised the EBRD in an equity investment in Raiffeisen Bank Aval to achieve a shareholding of up to 35 per cent. Raiffeisen was assisted by Avellum Partners.USD 150 millionUkraine
11/26/16Clifford Chance; Hogan Lovells; Kasaroglu; PeliFilip; Porobija & Porobija; Redcliffe Partners (prior to 1 December 2015 Clifford Chance's Kyiv office); Slaughter & May; Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski BaehrSlaughter & May was global counsel to General Electric and Hogan Lovells was global counsel to Alstom on the former's EUR 12.4 billion purchase of the latter's power and grid businesses. In Romania, Tuca Zbarcea and Asociatii advised General Electric and PeliFilip represented Alstom. In Croatia, the Porobija & Porobija law firm advised General Electric, while sole practitioner Tamara Musnjak-Spisic advised Alstom. In Poland, Alstom was advised by a Hogan Lovells Warsaw team while WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised GE. In Turkey, Alstom was advised by the Kasaroglu law firm. In Ukraine Redcliffe Partners (before Dec 1, 2015 Clifford Chance Kyiv) advised General Electric.EUR 12.4 billionCroatia;Greece;Poland;Romania;Turkey;Ukraine
11/26/16Allen & Overy; White & Case; WistrandWhite & Case advised a consortium of banks that included Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Santander GBM, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking on the issuance by PZU Finance AB (publ) of registered bonds.EUR 350 millionPoland
11/26/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised the British company Crown Agents on an agreement with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine related to the procurement of medicines under a special, state-finance program.EUR 30 millionUkraine
11/27/16SchoenherrSchoenherr advised Austrian football club SK Rapid Wien and the crowd-investing platform CONDA on their crowd-investing Rapid InvesTOR project.N/AAustria
11/27/16CobaltCobalt Lithuania advised Falck on its acquisition of Altas Assistance.EUR 360,000Lithuania
11/27/16Dentons; Hogan LovellsDentons advised Fortis Nowy Stary Browar Sp. z o.o. on the sale of the Stary Browar Commerce, Art and Business Center in Poznan, Poland, to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, acting on behalf of its German fund grundbesitz europa. Hogan Lovells advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.EUR 290 millionPoland
11/27/16Clifford Chance; DentonsDentons advised LaSalle Investment Management on the acquisition of Futura Park - a shopping center in Wroclaw, Poland - from the IRUS European Retail Property Fund. Clifford Chance advised the IRUS Fund.EUR 27 millionPoland
11/27/16Wardynski & Partners; WiewiorskiWardynski & Partners advised a consortium of banks on financing granted to the Work Service Group. Work Service was represented by Wroclaw-based law firm Wiewiorski.EUR 43.3 millionPoland
11/30/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the local branch of one of the major Italian transport infrastructure constructors, Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti - C.M.C. di Ravena, on the construction of the Maritsa Highway connecting Bulgaria and Turkey.EUR 65 millionBulgaria
11/30/16Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. assited Google and YouTube in Bulgarian legal matters with a special focus on privacy, data protection, ICT law and regulatory issues.N/ABulgaria
11/30/16Dvorak Hager & PartnersThe Dvorak Hager & Partners law firm successfully represented juwi s.r.o. in several cases before the High Court in Prague against operators of photovoltaic plants.N/ACzechRepublic
11/30/16Baker & McKenzie; Hogan LovellsHogan Lovells advised the German open fund managed by Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH on its acquisition of the Dubois 41 office building in Wroclaw, Poland, from Nacarat, which is part of the French Rabot Dutilleul Group. Baker & McKenzie advised Nacarat on the deal.N/APoland
11/30/16CMS; Crido Legal; Sitarz & WspolnicyCrido Legal advised Astris on the construction of a class A office building in Krakow, consisting of approximately 13,000 square meters of usable floor area. The general contractor was advised by Sitarz & Wspolnicy. The investment was co-financed by Bank Ochrony Srodowiska, which was advised by CMS.N/APoland
11/30/16BDKBDK advised Iron Mountain on the acquisition of Iron Trust d.o.o. from private individuals Toma Bilic and Panagiotis Xydas.N/ASerbia
11/30/16SajicThe Sajic law firm agreed to advise SHP Celex on the implementation of regulations involving labor relations.N/ASlovakia
11/30/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Schoenherr; Selih & PartnersSchoenherr advised the Slovenian Sovereign Holding, d.d. on the privatization of Slovenia-based Paloma, d.d. The transaction was performed by means of a share capital increase by third-party investor Abris Capital Partners. Paloma was advised by Selih & Partners, and Abris was represented by Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners.EUR 15 millionSlovenia
11/30/16Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; SchoenherrRojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised Avtotehna d.d. with respect to the sale of its subsidiary Avtera d.o.o. to Janus Trade. Janus Trade was represented by Schoenherr.N/ASlovenia
11/30/16Baker & McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Fora & Sanli Law FirmThe Esin Attorney Partnership - a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - advised Metro Properties Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S. on the sale of the M1 Meydan Merter shopping mall in Istanbul to Bahcelievler Gayrimenkul - a real estate company jointly owned by Mesturkuaz and Ziylan Group. The Ziylan Group was represented by the Fora & Sanli Law Firm.N/ATurkey
11/30/16Clifford Chance (Yegin Cifti Attorney Partnership); White & CaseWhite & Case advised Zorlu Enerji on the combined refinancing of a portfolio of existing power plants and financing of the development of the new Kizildere III geothermal project belonging to its subsidiary Zorlu Dogal, in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The financing was arranged by a syndicate of Turkish banks consisting of Akbank, Garanti Bank, Is Bank, and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. Clifford Chance, along with the Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership, advised the banks on the deal.USD 815 millionTurkey
11/30/16DLA PiperDLA Piper advised Bomond Group on obtaining a preliminary lease with the Central Universal Department Store in Kiev.N/AUkraine