Shortlists

2023 CEE Deals of the Year Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2023 CEE Deals of the Year are listed below in no particular order. There are more than three shortlisted deals in cases where there was a tie in the votes scores of several deals.

Austria:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Bauer Media Group's Merger of OCP Business with Netrisk Group

Netrisk Group: Havel & Partners; Latham & Watkins; Szecskay; WKB Lawyers

 

Bauer Media Group: Cobalt; Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer; Oppenheim, Wardynski & Partners

 

 

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/24603-wardynski-partners-advises-bauer-media-group-on-merger-of-ocp-business-with-netrisk-group

Brookfield and Digital Bridge’s Acquisition of GD Towers from Deutsche Telekom

Digital Bridge (buyer): Allen & Overy; Dorda; Morgan Lewis

 

Brookfield (buyer): Dorda; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

 

Deutsche Telekom (seller): CMS; Cuatrecasas; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gleiss Lutz; Noerr; Schoenherr

 

GIP, KKR, and Stonepeak (bidding consortium): E+H; Latham and Watkins

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/20548-dorda-among-plethora-of-firms-advising-on-digitalbridge-s-acquisition-of-gd-towers

Rhone Capital's Public Cash Offer for up to 29.9% of RHI Magnesita Share Capital

Rhone Capital (buyer): Schoenherr; Sullivan & Cromwell

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/23607-schoenherr-advises-rhone-capital-on-public-cash-offer-for-rhi-magnesita-stake

Telekom Austria's Towers Business Demerger and Listing

Telekom Austria (issuer): CMS 

 

Citigroup (underwriter): Clifford Chance; Dorda

https://ceelegalmatters.com/austria/24559-dorda-advises-citigroup-gme-and-erste-group-bank-on-telekom-austria-tower-business-demerger-and-listing

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

BIMAL’s Acquisition of Sunce Oil Factory from INVEJ

BIMAL (buyer): Ibrahimovic & Co

 

INVEJ (seller): Zdravkovic and Partners

 

Fortenova’s Refinancing

Fortenova Grupa (borrower): Kirkland & Ellis; Maric & Co.; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners


HPS Investment Partners (lender): Dimitrijevic & Partners; Hogan Lovells; Karanovic & Partners (Ketler & Partners, member of Karanovic)

N/A

Mercator’s and Konzum’s Merger

Fortenova Grupa (Mercator and Konzum owner): Maric & Co

N/A

 

Bulgaria

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Cineworld Group's Restructuring

Acasta Partners UK, AlbaCore Capital LLP (UK), Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C (NY, US), Antara Capital LP (NY, US), Bain Capital Credit, LP (MA, US), Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP (NY, US), Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. (NY, US), Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors LP (NY, US), Blantyre Capital Limited (UK), Caius Capital LLP (UK), Carlyle Investment Management LLC (DC, US), CIFC Asset Management LLC (NY, US), Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC (NY, US), Cross Ocean Partners Management LP (CT, US), Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. (NY, US), Eaton Vance Management (MA, NY), Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC (MA, NY), First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC (IL, NY), Hayfin Capital Management LLP (UK), Highbridge Capital Management, LLC (NY, US), HPS Investment Partners, LLC (NY, US), Invesco Senior Secured Management, Inc. (IL, US), J.P. Morgan Asset Management (UK) Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. London Branch, Marathon Asset Management, LP (NY, US), Mariner Investment Group, LLC (NY, US), Nuveen Asset Management, LLC (NC, US), Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (NY, US), Sand Grove Capital Management LLP (UK), Sixth Street Partners, LLC (CA, US), Solus Alternative Asset Management LP (NJ, US), Sound Point Capital Management, LP (NY, US), System 2 Capital LLP (UK), Wellington Management Company LLP (MA, US), Whitebox Advisors LLC (MN, US) (lenders): Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Andersen Tax & Legal Matyka; Arnold & Porter; CLS Cavojsky & Partners; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Rutland & Partners; Kamburov & Partners; Lipa Meir & Co.; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; Senica & Partners; Szabo Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys; Taxture Global; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Cineworld (borrower): A&L Goodbody; Allen & Overy; CMS; De Brauw; Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Havel & Partners; Herzog, Fox & Neeman; Jackson Walker; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples Teesdale; Mourant; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Slaughter and May; Walkers

Cineworld board: Ashurst; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

N/A

Eurobank Bulgaria's Acquisition of BNP Paribas Personal Finance Bulgaria

Eurobank Bulgaria (buyer): Deloitte Legal; Boyanov & Co

 

BNP Paribas Personal Finance (seller): Allen & Overy Shearman; Wolf Theiss

https://ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/22445-wolf-theiss-deloitte-legal-and-boyanov-co-advise-on-sale-of-bnp-paribas-personal-finance-bulgaria-to-eurobank

TAWAL's EUR 1.2 Billion Acquisition of United Group's CEE Tower Assets

TAWAL (buyer): Kinstellar; ODI Law

United Group (seller): Bradvica, Maric, Wahl, Cesarec; Jadek and Pensa; Kambourov & Partners; Paul Weiss

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/23094-kinstellar-odi-jadek-and-pensa-and-bradvica-maric-wahl-cesarec-advise-on-tawal-s-eur-1-2-billion-acquisition-of-united-group-cee-tower-assets

 

Croatia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Croatia's EUR 1.85 Billion Bond Issuance

Republic of Croatia (issuer): No legal counsel

Erste&Steiermarkische Bank, OTP banka, Privredna Banka Zagreb, Raiffeisen Bank, and Zagrebacka Banka (joint agents): Miskovic & Miskovic

https://ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/22678-miskovic-miskovic-advises-on-croatia-s-eur-1-85-billion-bond-issuance

Studenac's Acquisition of Five Retailors in Croatia

Studenac (buyer): Savoric & Partners

SPAR Trgovina (seller): Petric & Kajic

Tehno-Ron Maloprodaja, Formalis-Teh Maloprodaja, and LA-VOR Trade (sellers): Law Office Korotaj

Cedekap Trgovina (seller): Planinic, Soljic and Partners

 

TAWAL's EUR 1.2 Billion Acquisition of United Group's CEE Tower Assets

TAWAL (buyer): Kinstellar; ODI Law

United Group (seller): Bradvica, Maric, Wahl, Cesarec; Jadek and Pensa; Kambourov & Partners; Paul Weiss

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/23094-kinstellar-odi-jadek-and-pensa-and-bradvica-maric-wahl-cesarec-advise-on-tawal-s-eur-1-2-billion-acquisition-of-united-group-cee-tower-assets

Yildirim Group's Acquisition of Petrokemija from PPD and INA

Yildirim Group (buyer): CMS

Prvo Plinarsko Drustvo (seller): Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka

INA (seller): Tus & Grzic

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21592-dtb-cms-and-tus-grzic-advise-on-ppd-and-ina-sale-of-tmf-to-yildirim-group

 

Czech Republic:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Carlyle's Acquisition of Meopta

Carlyle (buyer): White & Case

Meopta and Rausnitz family (sellers): Dentons

Ceska Sporitelna, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, Komercni Banka, Raiffeisenbank, and Raiffeisen Bank International (financing): Clifford Chance

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/23424-dentons-and-white-case-advise-on-sale-of-meopta-to-carlyle

 

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/24648-clifford-chance-advises-banks-on-financing-for-carlyle-s-acquisition-of-czech-meopta-group

Carlyle's Acquisition of Tescan Orsay Holding

Carlyle (buyer): White & Case

Tescan Orsay Holding (seller): Freeths; Honert; JSK

Club of banks coordinated by Komercni Banka and Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka and including Citibank Europe, Ceska Sporitelna, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia (financing): Clifford Chance

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/22007-jsk-advises-tescan-orsay-holding-on-sale-of-majority-stake-to-carlyle

Ceska Sporitelna's Acquisition of Sberbank CZ's Assets

Ceska Sporitelna (buyer): Skils

Jirina Luzova (trustee, seller): Baker McKenzie; White & Case

https://ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/21668-white-case-and-skils-advise-on-trustee-s-sale-of-sberbank-cz-assets-to-ceska-sporitelna

J&T Agriculture and Ecology's Acquisition of Spearhead Companies

J&T Agriculture and Ecology (buyer): Kocian Solc Balastik; Travers Smith; ViaLegalis

Accession Capital Partners (seller): Bird & Bird; CMS

Komercní banka (lender): Clifford Chance

ING Bank (existing senior creditor): Allen & Overy

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/22104-ksb-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-j-t-agriculture-and-ecology-financing-and-acquisition-of-spearhead-companies

 

Estonia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

AS Maag Grupp's Acquisition of HKScan' Baltic Business

AS Maag Grupp (buyer): Ellex Raidla

HKScan (seller): Cobalt; DLA Piper

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/21863-Cobalt-and-ellex-advise-on-hkscan-sale-of-baltic-business-to-maag-grupp

Eesti Gaas's Acquisition of Gaso from Latvijas Gaze

Eesti Gaas (buyer): Ellex

Latvijas Gaze (seller): KPMG Law

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/24108-closing-eesti-gaas-acquisition-of-gaso-from-latvijas-gaze-now-closed

Hawesko Holding's Acquisition of 50% Holding in Dunker Group

Hawesko Holding (buyer): Oppenhoff; TGS Baltic

Dunker Group (seller): Triniti

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/24684-tgs-baltic-and-triniti-advise-on-hawesko-partnership-with-dunker-group

HellermannTyton's Acquisition of Hoehle from Lagrotte and Osauhing Net Systems Group

HellermannTyton (buyer): Cobalt

Lagrotte and Osauhing Net Systems Group (sellers): Sorainen

https://ceelegalmatters.com/Cobalt/22928-sorainen-and-Cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-hohle-to-hellermanntyton

 

Greece:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Financing of 840 MW CCGT Power Plant in Alexandroupolis- Greece

Alexandroupolis Power Production (borrower): Potamitis Vekris

 

Public Power Corporation (one of the sponsors – majority shareholder of the borrower): Lambadarios 

DEPA Commercial (one of the sponsors – minority shareholder of the borrower): KBVL Law Firm (member of Deloitte legal)

National Bank of Greece (lender): Reed Smith

 

Grimaldi Euromed, Minoan Lines, and EKEV Consortium’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Port of Igoumenitsa Authority

Grimaldi Euromed, Minoan Lines, and EKEV Consortium (buyer): Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm

 

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (seller): AKL Law Firm; Dracopoulos & Vassalakis; Your Legal Partners

N/A

Public Power Corporation’s Acquisition of Enel Group’s Romanian Assets

Public Power Corporation (buyer): Legance; Milbank; PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias

 

Enel Group (seller): Clifford Chance

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/22783-d-b-david-si-baias-advises-greek-public-power-corporation-on-acquisition-of-enel-group-s-romanian-assets

 

Hungary:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

4iG and Corvinus's Acquisition of Vodafone Hungary

4iG (buyer): CMS

Corvinus Nemzetkozi Befektetesi (buyer): PK Law Office

Vodafone Group (seller): Lakatos Koves & Partners; Slaughter and May

https://ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/22181-cms-advises-4ig-on-vodafone-hungary-acquisition

Cineworld Group's Restructuring

Acasta Partners UK, AlbaCore Capital LLP (UK), Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C (NY, US), Antara Capital LP (NY, US), Bain Capital Credit, LP (MA, US), Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP (NY, US), Benefit Street Partners L.L.C. (NY, US), Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors LP (NY, US), Blantyre Capital Limited (UK), Caius Capital LLP (UK), Carlyle Investment Management LLC (DC, US), CIFC Asset Management LLC (NY, US), Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC (NY, US), Cross Ocean Partners Management LP (CT, US), Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. (NY, US), Eaton Vance Management (MA, NY), Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC (MA, NY), First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC (IL, NY), Hayfin Capital Management LLP (UK), Highbridge Capital Management, LLC (NY, US), HPS Investment Partners, LLC (NY, US), Invesco Senior Secured Management, Inc. (IL, US), J.P. Morgan Asset Management (UK) Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. London Branch, Marathon Asset Management, LP (NY, US), Mariner Investment Group, LLC (NY, US), Nuveen Asset Management, LLC (NC, US), Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (NY, US), Sand Grove Capital Management LLP (UK), Sixth Street Partners, LLC (CA, US), Solus Alternative Asset Management LP (NJ, US), Sound Point Capital Management, LP (NY, US), System 2 Capital LLP (UK), Wellington Management Company LLP (MA, US), Whitebox Advisors LLC (MN, US) (lenders): Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Andersen Tax & Legal Matyka; Arnold & Porter; CLS Cavojsky & Partners; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Rutland & Partners; Kamburov & Partners; Lipa Meir & Co.; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; Senica & Partners; Szabo Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys; Taxture Global; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Cineworld (borrower): A&L Goodbody; Allen & Overy; CMS; De Brauw; Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Havel & Partners; Herzog, Fox & Neeman; Jackson Walker; Kirkland & Ellis; Maples Teesdale; Mourant; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Slaughter and May; Walkers

Cineworld board: Ashurst; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

N/A

Cofidis' Acquisition of Magyar Cetelem Bank from BNP Paribas Personal Finance Group

Cofidis (buyer): De Pardieu Brocas Maffei; Kinstellar

BNP Paribas Personal Finance Group (seller): Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss

N/A

Orlen Unipetrol's Acquisition of MOL Fuel Stations in Hungary

Orlen Unipetrol (buyer): Baker McKenzie

MOL (seller): CMS

N/A

 

Kosovo:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Inspera’s Acquisition of Crossplag from Shkolla Finlandeze

Inspera (buyer): Pallaska and Associates

 

Shkoila Finlandeze (seller): RPHS Law

https://ceelegalmatters.com/kosovo/24037-rphs-law-and-pallaska-associates-advise-on-shkolla-finlandeze-s-sale-of-crossplag-to-inspera

Puratos NV’s Joint Partnership with Korabi Corporation

Puratos NV: RPHS Law

 

Korabi Corporation: Law Firm Sejdiu and Qerkini

https://ceelegalmatters.com/kosovo/23971-rphs-advises-puratos-nv-on-partnership-with-korabi-corporation

 

Latvia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

BaltCap's Acquisition of HansaMatrix

BaltCap Private Equity Fund III (buyer): Cobalt

HansaMatrix (seller): in-house team

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/23572-Cobalt-advises-baltcap-on-acquisition-of-hansamatrix

Eesti Gaas's Acquisition of Gaso from Latvijas Gaze

Eesti Gaas (buyer): Ellex

Latvijas Gaze (seller): KPMG Law

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/24108-closing-eesti-gaas-acquisition-of-gaso-from-latvijas-gaze-now-closed

Merito Partners' Launch

Merito Partners: Ellex

https://ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/24385-ellex-advises-merito-partners-on-renewables-acquisitions-and-launch-of-zilupe-and-incukalns-projects

 

Lithuania:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Highland Europe's Investment in PVcase

Highland Europe (buyer): Cobalt

 

PVCase (seller): Sorainen

https://ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/23975-Cobalt-advises-highland-europe-on-investment-in-pvcase

Ignitis Renewables' Acquisition of Wind Farm from E Energija

Ignitis Renewables (buyer): Walless

E Energija (seller): Cobalt

https://ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/24783-closing-ignitis-renewables-acquisition-of-wind-farm-from-e-energija-now-closed

PVcase's Acquisition of Anderson Optimization from Axis Op Holdco

PVcase (buyer): Gunderson Dettmer; Sorainen

Axis Op Holdco (seller): Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath; Motieka

https://ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/23637-motieka-advises-on-anderson-optimization-sale-to-pvcase

 

Moldova:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

AFD's EUR 40 Million Sovereign Loan to Moldova

Republic of Moldova (borrower): In-house legal team

AFD (lender): Gladei & Partners

N/A

Insight's Acqusition of Amdaris

Insight Entrerprises (buyer): Armstrong Teasdale; Gladei & Partners; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Amdaris (seller): TLT

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/24619-nndkp-advises-insight-enterprises-on-amdaris-acquisition

Moldovatransgaz's and Vestmoldtransgaz's Lease Agreement

Moldovatransgaz (lessor): Vernon | David

Vestmoldtransgaz (lessee) Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Turcan Cazac

N/A

 

Montenegro:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Alcazar Energy's Acquisition of Bijela Wind Farm Project from Simes Inzenjering and Sistem MNE

Alcazar Energy (buyer): BDK Advokati

Simes Inzenjering and Sistem MNE (sellers): Karanovic & Partners

https://ceelegalmatters.com/montenegro/24553-bdk-advokati-and-karanovic-partners-advise-on-alcazar-energy-acquisition-of-bijela-wind-farm-in-montenegro

Fortenova's Acquisition of the Franca Marketi

Fortenova (buyer): BDK Advokati

Franca Family (seller): Komnenic & Partners

NLB Bank (financing): Karmen Rebesco

https://ceelegalmatters.com/montenegro/23395-bdk-and-komnenic-associates-advise-on-fortenova-and-mercator-cg-acquisition-of-franca-retail-business

Montenegro's EUR 100 Million Term Facility Agreement with Deutsche Bank

State of Montenegro (borrower): In-house team at Ministry of Finance

Deutsche Bank (lender): Dentons; Schoenherr

N/A

 

North Macedonia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Bechtel Enka Joint Venture's Deal with the Government of North Macedonia for the Design and Construction of Corridors VIII and X-d

Bechtel Enka Joint Venture: Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

Government of North Macedonia: In-house legal team

N/A

Linamar's Acquisition of Dura-Shiloh from Dura Automotive

Linamar Corporation (buyer): CMS; Warner Norcross + Judd

Dura Automotive Holdings (seller): Debarliev, Dameski & Keleshoska Law Firm; Dechert

N/A

Viva Fresh's Acqusition of Kit-Go Supermarkets

Viva Fresh (buyer): Zequiri Law Office

Kiril Gogov (seller): ODI Law

https://ceelegalmatters.com/macedonia/23922-odi-law-advises-on-sale-of-macedonian-supermarket-chain-kit-go

 

Poland:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Baltic Power's USD 5.2 Billion Financing for Offshore Wind Farm

Baltic Power (borrower): Advokatfirmaet BAHR; Hogan Lovells; SSW Pragmatic Solutions 

 

International and local commercial banks, the EIB, and the EBRD, supported by three export credit agencies: Euler Hermes, Export and Investment Fund of Denmark, and Export Development Canada (lenders): Linklaters

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/24465-linklaters-and-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advise-on-usd-5-2-billion-financing-for-baltic-power-offshore-wind-farm

CCGT Ostroleka Financing

CCGT Ostroleka (borrower): CMS

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Pekao, Alior Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Erste Group Bank (lenders): Clifford Chance

N/A

Gruppo San Donato and GKSD's Acquisition of American Heart of Poland

Gruppo San Donato and GKSD (buyers): Rymarz Zdort Maruta

AHP Investments (seller): Clifford Chance

American Heart of Poland (target): Dentons

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/24277-clifford-chance-dentons-and-rymarz-zdort-maruta-advise-on-sale-of-american-heart-of-poland

Nrep's Acquisition of Majority Stake in 7R

Nrep (buyer): Kinstellar; Linklaters

7R (seller): Crido Legal; Kancelaria Kurek Wojcik i Partnerzy; Rymarz Zdort Maruta

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/24186-linklaters-and-rymarz-zdort-maruta-advise-on-nrep-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-7r

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund's Investment in R.Power

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund S.A. SICAV-RAIF (buyer): Rymarz Zdort Maruta

R.Power (seller): Clifford Chance

https://ceelegalmatters.com/poland/22494-rymarz-zdort-maruta-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-three-seas-initiative-investment-fund-investment-in-r-power

 

Romania:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Geely's and Renault  Powertrain Technology Company's Joint Venture

Geely: BMA – Barbosa, Mussnich, Aragao Advogados; Bofill Mir Abogados; Jones Day; Macedo Vitorino; Musat & Asociatii; Wiener Soto Caparros; Yarsuvat & Yarsuvat Law Firm

Renault: Filip & Company; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/24028-musat-asociatii-and-freshfields-advise-on-geely-and-renault-s-powertrain-technology-joint-venture

Hidroelectrica's RON 9.3 Billion IPO

Hidroelectrica (issuer): Dentons

Erste Group Bank, Citigroup Global Markets Europe, Jefferies, and Morgan Stanley Europe (joint global coordinators); Banca Comerciala Romana, Barclays Bank Ireland, BofA Securities Europe, UBS Europe, UniCredit Bank, and Wood & Company Financial Services (joint bookrunners); Auerbach Grayson, BRD – Groupe Societe Generale, S.S.I.F. BT Capital Partners, and S.S.I.F. Swiss Capital co-lead managers (co-lead managers, underwriters): Clifford Chance

Fondul Proprietatea (seller): Filip & Company; Linklaters

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/23854-clifford-chance-filip-company-and-dentons-advise-on-hidroelectrica-ron-9-3-billion-ipo

Polenergia's Acquisition of Naxxar

Polenergia (buyer): Dentons

Naxxar Renewable Energy (seller): Musat & Asociatii

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/24624-musat-asociatii-advises-naxxar-renewable-energy-on-sale-of-60-stake-in-naxxar-wind-farm-four-to-polenergia

SpeedWell's EUR 24.3 Million Green Financing from BRD

SpeedWell (borrower): Wolf Theiss

BRD - Groupe Societe Generale (lender): Kinstellar

https://ceelegalmatters.com/romania/22397-kinstellar-advises-brd-groupe-societe-generale-on-speedwell-financing

 

Serbia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Diofa Fund Management's Acquisition of Gordius Private Equity from Indotek Investments

Diofa Fund Management (buyer): DLA Piper

Indotek Investments (seller): BDK Advokati; Lakatos Koves & Partners

N/A

District Center and PKS-LATEX-HLC's EUR 27.6 Million EBRD Financing

District Center and PKS-LATEX-HLC (borrowers): Karanovic & Partners

EBRD (lender): CMS; Harrisons

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/24872-harrisons-and-karanovic-partners-advise-on-ebrd-s-eur-27-6-million-loan-to-district-center-and-pks-latex-hlc

Sopharma's Acquisition of Pharmanova

Sopharma (buyer): NKO

Pharmanova (seller): Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners

https://ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/24818-nko-and-rsp-advise-on-sopharma-s-acquisition-of-pharmanova

 

Slovakia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

BHM Group's Acquisition of Trencin Industrial Park from Nova Real Estate

BHM Group (buyer): Schoenherr

NOVA Real Estate (seller): Kinstellar

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/24685-schoenherr-and-kinstellar-advise-on-bhm-group-acquisition-of-trencin-industrial-park

Brantner's and Slovensky Plynarensky Priemysel's Joint Venture

Brantner Group: Taylor Wessing

Slovensky Plynarensky Priemysel: Ruzicka and Partners

N/A

Immocap's Acquisition of Zapadoslovenska Energetika Real Estate Assets

Immocap (developer, buyer): Bartosik Svaby

Zapadoslovenska energetika (seller): Aldertree Legal; CMS; White & Case

N/A

Plan B Investments' Acquisition of Trei Real Estate Czech and Slovak Portfolio

Plan B Investments (buyer): Dentons; Havel & Partners

Trei Real Estate (seller): Taylor Wessing
 
UniCredit and Raiffeisenbank (lenders): Clifford Chance

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/23280-taylor-wessing-and-dentons-advise-on-trei-real-estate-sale-of-czech-and-slovak-portfolio

Siemens Mobility's Acquisition of HMH

Siemens Mobility (buyer): Kinstellar

HMH (seller): Havel & Partners

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/24990-kinstellar-advises-siemens-mobility-on-acquisition-of-hmh-in-slovakia

 

Slovenia:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Gonvarri's Acquisition of Stake in Hidria

Gonvarri (buyer): Cuatrecasas; Schoenherr

Svetlik Family (seller): Fatur Menard

H&R Majority Shareholders: Jadek & Pensa

https://ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/22130-fatur-menard-advises-svetlik-family-on-exit-from-h-r-to-spain-s-gonvarri

MOL's Acquisition of OMV Slovenia

MOL (buyer): Baker McKenzie; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners

OMV (seller): Schoenherr

https://ceelegalmatters.com/news/23731-closing-omv-s-sale-of-omv-slovenija-to-mol-now-closed

TAWAL's EUR 1.2 Billion Acquisition of United Group's CEE Tower Assets

TAWAL (buyer): Kinstellar; ODI Law

United Group (seller): Bradvica, Maric, Wahl, Cesarec; Jadek and Pensa; Kambourov & Partners; Paul Weiss

https://ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/23094-kinstellar-odi-jadek-and-pensa-and-bradvica-maric-wahl-cesarec-advise-on-tawal-s-eur-1-2-billion-acquisition-of-united-group-cee-tower-assets

 

Turkiye:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Dubai Islamic Bank's Acquisition of 20% Stake in TOM Financial Group Companies from Aydin Group

Dubai Islamic Bank (buyer): Norton Rose Fulbright; Pekin Bayar Mizrahi

Aydin Group (seller): King & Spalding; Lexist

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/25296-lexist-advises-aydin-group-on-sale-of-20-stake-in-tom-financial-group-companies-to-dubai-islamic-bank

Marti Technologies Inc.'s and Galata Acquisition Corp.'s Merger

Marti Technologies Inc.: Esin Attorney Partnership; Latham & Watkins

Galata Acquisition Corp.: Verdi Law Firm; Willkie Farr & Gallagher

N/A

Tatneft's Acquisition of Aytemiz from Dogan Holding and Aytemiz Family

Tatneft (buyer): KP Law

Dogan Holding and Aytemiz Family (sellers): Paksoy

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/22905-paksoy-advises-dogan-holding-and-aytemiz-family-on-sale-of-aytemiz-to-tatneft

Tiryaki Group's Financing from IFC, FMO, and Proparco

Tiryaki Group (borrower): Galadari Law; Guleryuz Partners; Eversheds Sutherland

IFC, FMO, and Proparco (lenders); Allen & Overy; Confluent Law

N/A

Turk Eximbank's Investment in Africa Finance Corporation

Turk Eximbank (buyer): Linklaters; OzmenYalcin

Africa Finance Corporation (seller): In-house legal team

https://ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/25324-linklaters-advises-turk-eximbank-on-investment-in-africa-finance-corporation

 

Ukraine:

Deal

Client(s) Name (role): Their Legal Advisors

CEELM Coverage (If Available)

Astarta's EUR 30 Million Financing from EBRD

Astarta (borrower): In-house legal team

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (lender): Sayenko Kharenko

https://ceelegalmatters.com/by-practice/134-agribusiness/24300-sayenko-kharenko-advises-ebrd-on-usd-30-million-loan-to-astarta-holding

DFC, IFC, and EBRD's USD 480 Million Financing for MHP

MHP (borrower): Avellum

DFC and EBRD (lenders): CMS

IFC (lender): Baker Botts

DFC, IFC, and EBRD (lenders): Harneys; Redcliffe Partners

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/24994-redcliffe-partners-and-avellum-advise-on-usd-480-million-loan-to-mhp

Export Credit Agency of Ukraine's Maritime War Risk Insurance Mechanism

Export Credit Agency of Ukraine: Asters; Brodies

Ministry of Economy of Ukraine (proxy of Export Credit Agency's shareholder): Watson Farley & Williams

Marsh Limited (arranger): Norton Rose Fulbright

N/A

Rheinmetall's and Ukrainian Defence Industry's Joint Venture

Rheinmetall Landsysteme: Kinstellar

Ukrainian Defence Industry JSC: In-house legal team

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/23269-kinstellar-advises-rheinmetall-on-defence-cooperation-with-state-owned-ukroboronprom

UKEF's Guaranteed Export Loan From Citibank for Six Bridges in Kyiv Region

Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (borrower): Avellum; White & Case

Citibank and UK Export Finance (lenders): Ashurst; Sayenko Kharenko

https://ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/23640-sayenko-kharenko-advises-on-gbp-26-3-million-reconstruction-loan-to-ukraine

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