Dentons has advised a syndicate of banks led by Ceska Sporitelna, and including Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka and Komercni Banka, on the financing of KKCG Group and Aricoma Group’s acquisition of Musala Soft. Polenak, Boyanov & Co, and, reportedly, Andric and TM & Partners advised the banks as well. Clifford Chance advised Aricoma Group on the deal.
Kocian Solc Balastik has advised arranger J&T IB Capital Markets on the issuance of unsecured unsubordinated book-entry bonds by J&T Energy Financing CZK, with a total value of EUR 750 million and an option to increase to EUR 2.25 billion.
JSK has advised Credit Value Investments on its investment in the Saunia Group through a bond financing. BDO Legal reportedly advised Saunia.
Schoenherr, working with Pinsent Masons and Wenger Vieli, has advised Kontron on selling parts of Kontron Group’s IT services business to Vinci Energies during a competitive auction process, for approximately EUR 400 million. Reportedly, Baker McKenzie’s German office advised Vinci Energies. Loloci & Associates advised Kontron on Albanian matters.
In 2021 the Slovakian legal framework was set to be updated with a new FDI screening mechanism, echoing the wave of similar legislative updates throughout the European Union. However, after almost a full year, the proposed draft act has not yet come to pass. CEE Legal Matters spoke with Ruzicka and Partners Banking & Finance Partner Jan Hanko about the process, the draft itself, and its potential consequences on the Slovakian market.
Schoenherr has advised Ondrej Zita on his sale of OptimNet Solutions and OptimNet Solutions SK to the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics group. BDO Legal reportedly advised the buyer.