Past Winners

The complete list of DOTY winners for the 2019 Deal of the Year, including the firms that worked on them, is as follows:

The complete list of 2019's winners, including the firms that worked on them, is as follows:

  • Albania: The Republic of Albania’s Eurobond Issue and Tender (Dechert; Allen & Overy)
  • Austria: Vonovia’s Public Takeover of BUWOG (Schoenherr, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) 
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: ArcelorMittal Zenica, Finnfund, KPA Unicon Oy, and City of Zenica Public-Private Partnership (CMS and Karanovic & Partners) 
  • Bulgaria: OTP’s Acquisition of Societe Generale Expressbank and Subsidiaries (Schoenherr; CMS; Kalo & Associates; Jones Day) 
  • Croatia: Meteor Group’s Acquisition of Badel 1862 (Ostermann & Partners; Law Firm Svilar) 
  • Czech Republic: Advent’s Acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi (CMS; Dentons; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Kirkland & Ellis; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii) 
  • Estonia: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra)
  • Greece: Bain Capital Credit’s Acquisition of Non-Performing and Credit Exposures from Piraeus Bank (Shearman & Sterling; Kirkland & Ellis; Karatzas & Partners; Andreas Angelidis & Associates; Allen & Overy; Koutalidis Law Firm; Zepos & Yannopoulos) 
  • Hungary: Vodafone’s Acquisition of Liberty Global’s Operations in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Romania (CMS; Lakatos Koves & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; Slaughter & May; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii) 
  • Latvia: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • Lithuania: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • Moldova: Acquisition by the EBRD, AB Invalda INVL, and Horizon Capital of Stake in Moldova Agroindbank from the Moldovan Government (Gladei & Partners; CMS; Efrim, Rosca & Associates) 
  • Montenegro: PPF Group’s Acquisition of Telenor’s Telecommunications Assets in CEE (Boyanov & Co.; Karanovic & Partners; White & Case; Latham & Watkins; Allen & Overy; Schoenherr; BDK Advokati; Szecskay Attorneys at Law; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov)
  • Poland: Polish Development Fund’s Acquisition of PESA Bydgoszcz S.A. (Linklaters; Weil Gotshal & Manges) 
  • Romania: Black Sea Oil & Gas EPCIC Contract with GSP Offshore (Ijdelea Mihailescu; Stronachs) 
  • Russia: Merger of CJSC Transmashholding and LocoTech-Service LLC (Herbert Smith Freehills; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Allen & Overy; Harneys; Stibbe; Michael Kyprianou; Bellpark Legal) 
  • Serbia: Privatization of Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport (Allen & Overy; Dentons; BDK Advokati; Andric Law Office; Vasilijevic Bogdanovic; CMS; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Graf & Pitkowitz; Zivkovic | Samardzic) 
  • Slovakia: Zapadoslovenska Energetika’s Acquisition of the Malzenice Power Plant from E.ON (Allen & Overy; Kinstellar) 
  • Slovenia: Novo Ljubljanska Banka IPO (Clifford Chance; Shearman & Sterling) 
  • Turkey: Canakkale Motorway Project (Shearman & Sterling; Goksu Safi Isuk; Clifford Chance; Verdi Law Firm) 
  • Ukraine: SALIC’s Acquisition of Mriya Agro Holding (Redcliffe Partners; Hogan Lovells; Dickson Minto; Sayenko Kharenko) 
  • Baltic Deal of the Year: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • CEE Deal of the Year: Advent’s Acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi (CMS; Dentons; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Kirkland & Ellis; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii)   

The complete list of 2018's winners, including the firms that worked on them, is as follows:

  • Austria: Merger of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG with Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Schoenherr and bpv Hugel)
  • Bulgaria: Hugo Pfohe Sale of Moto-Pfohe Group to Sumitomo Corporattion: (CMS and Wolf Theiss)
  • Croatia: Arriva Acquisition of Majority Stake in the Autotrans Group (Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic; BDK Advokati; Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac)
  • Czech Republic: Transfer of Shares in Agrofert and SynBiol to Two Private Trusts (Kocian Solc Balastik)
  • Estonia: Providence Equity Partners' Acquisition of Baltic Subsidiaries of Modern Times Group (Cobalt; Fort Legal; Hamilton; Skopina & Azanda; Sorainen; Mannheimer Swartling)
  • Greece: Attica Bank NPL Securitization (Zepos & Yannopoulos; Shearman & Sterling)
  • Hungary: Waberer's IPO (Lakatos Koves & Partners, White & Case; Kinstellar; and Shearman & Sterling)
  • Latvia: AS Augstsprieguma Tikls Acquisition of Stake in Conexus Baltic Grid from Uniper (TGS Baltic and Ellex Klavins)
  • Lithuania: UAB Euroapotheca Acquisition of Apoteksgruppen from Sweden (TGS Baltic; Hammarskiold & Co.; Lindahl; Cederquist)
  • Poland: Mid-Europa Sale of Zabka Polska to CVC Capital (CMS; White & Case; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Greenberg Traurig)
  • Romania: A&D Pharma Acquisition by Dr. Max/Penta Investments (RTPR Allen & Overy; Musat & Asociatii; Baker McKenzie; Havel, Holasek & Partners; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski; Clerides, Anastassiou, Neophytou; Jan Evan Law Office)
  • Russia: FESCO Restructuring (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Ogier; Loyens & Loeff; Chrysses Demetriades & Co; Herbert Smith Freehills; Dechert)
  • Serbia: EBRD and IFC Financing of Vetroelektrarne Balkana — Cibuk 1 Windfarm (Karanovic & Nikolic; Norton Rose Fulbright; Maric i Mujezinovic Law Office in cooperation with Kinstellar; Shearman & Sterling)
  • Slovakia: EPH Group Acquisition of Slovenske Elektrarne from Enel (Allen & Overy; White & Case)
  • Slovenia: Sale of Adria Mobile to Trigano in the Course of Ownership Restructuring by Shareholders of Protej d.o.o. (CMS; Kavcic, Bracun in partnerji)
  • Turkey: Vitol Acquisition of Petrol Ofisi from OMV (Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli; Hengeler Mueller; CSHS; Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership)
  • Ukraine: 2017 Ukraine Eurobond Issue (Avellum, Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case; Latham & Watkins)
  • CEE Deal of the Year: 2017 Ukraine Eurobond Issue (Avellum; Sayenko Kharenko; White & Case; Latham & Watkins)
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