Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 CEE Deals of the Year:

Albania:

  • Albania Eurobond Issuance || Submitting Firm(s): Dechert || Other Firms: Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss

Austria:

Belarus:

  • HBOR Financing for Be Cloud || Submitting Firm(s): Borovtsov & Salei || Other Firms: BDV Legal

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • ASA Finance's Takover of Central Osiguranje d.d. || Submitting Firm(s): Miljkovic & Partners || Other Firms: N/A
  • EBRD's Acquisition of Stake in Eastern Mining d.o.o || Submitting Firm(s): CMS || Other Firms: Emir Sudzuka Law Office
  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka's Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka || Submitting Firm(s): Sajic || Other Firms: AP Legal; Kalo & Associates; Kinstellar; ODI Law; Prica & Partners; Radonjic & Associates; Selih & Partnerji
  • Restarting of Aluminij Aluminum Production Factory || Submitting Firm(s): Maric & Co || Other Firms: N/A

Bulgaria

Croatia:

  • Devolver Digital's Acquisition of Croteam || Submitting Firm(s): Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka || Other Firms: Baker McKenzie; Deloitte Legal
  • Infinum-Porsche Digital Joint Venture || Submitting Firm(s): CMS; Miskovic & Miskovic || Other Firms: Dentons
  • Stillfront Group's Acquisition of Nanobit || Submitting Firm(s): Savoric & Partners || Other Firms: DLA Piper; Glinska & Miskovic; Latham & Watkins

Czech Republic:

Estonia:

Greece:

  • Cubico Sustainable Investment Limited's Acquisition of Greek Wind Farms || Submitting Firm(s): Watson, Farley & Williams || Other Firms: Lambadarios; Potamitis Vekris
  • EBRD Financing to Public Power Corporation S.A.Farms || Submitting Firm(s): Watson, Farley & Williams || Other Firms: Milbank
  • METKA-EGN, Acquisition and Subsequent Sale of Two Photovoltaic Projects to Motor Oil Hellas S.A || Submitting Firm(s): Watson, Farley & Williams || Other Firms: Lambadarios; Potamitis Vekris

Hungary:

Latvia:

Lithuania:

Moldova:

North Macedonia:

  • Aricoma Group’s Acquisition of Seavus Group || Submitting Firm(s): Karanovic & Partners || Other Firms: Bird & Bird; Clifford Chance; Mannheimer Swartling
  • Management Buyout of Diners Club International Mak || Submitting Firm(s): ODI Law || Other Firms: Buterin & Posavec; Law Office Trajkovski
  • Syndicated Financing for Limak’s Diamond the Pride of Skopje Project || Submitting Firm(s): Karanovic & Partners || Other Firms: Cakmak Avukatlik Ortakligi; GKC Partners; NautaDutilh; Polenak; Wiersma Mensonides

Poland:

Romania:

Russia:

  • A-Property's Acquisition of 51% of Elga Coalfield Project from Mechel || Submitting Firm(s): Alrud || Other Firms: Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners
  • JV of SIBUR with Sinopec at Amur GCC || Submitting Firm(s): White & Case || Other Firms: Dechert
  • Sber Group of Companies' Creation of Ecosystem for Development of AI in Health Care with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology || Submitting Firm(s): Allen & Overy || Other Firms: Pepeliaev Group
  • Sovcomflot IPO || Submitting Firm(s): Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton || Other Firms: Trewatch Group; Watson, Farley & Williams

Serbia:

  • Endava's Acquisition of Comtrade Digital Services || Submitting Firm(s): Schoenherr || Other Firms: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Watson Farley & Williams
  • Nova Ljubljanska Banka's Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka || Submitting Firm(s): AP Legal; Kinstellar; Prica & Partners || Other Firms: Kalo & Associates; ODI Law; Radonjic & Associates; Sajic; Selih & Partnerji
  • Republic of Serbia Eurobond issuance || Submitting Firm(s): Schoenherr || Other Firms: Ashurst; Linklaters; White & Case

Slovakia:

  • Cisco Systems' Acquisition of Sli.do || Submitting Firm(s): Allen & Overy; Dentons || Other Firms: Fenwick & West; White & Case
  • KBC Group's Acquisition of OTP Banka Slovensko from OTP Bank || Submitting Firm(s): Kinstellar; Schoenherr || Other Firms: N/A
  • Prima Banka Slovensko's International Covered Bond Programme || Submitting Firm(s): Allen & Overy || Other Firms: White & Case

Slovenia:

  • Endava's Acquisition of Comtrade Digital Services || Submitting Firm(s): Schoenherr || Other Firms: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Watson Farley & Williams
  • EPH Joint Venture with Slovenian Railways || Submitting Firm(s): Schoenherr || Other Firms: Jadek & Pensa
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech's Acquisition of BIA Separations || Submitting Firm(s): Schoenherr || Other Firms: E+H; Milbank; RPPP

Turkey:

  • Turkey Wealth Fund’s Acquisition of Controlling Shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. || Submitting Firm(s): Aksu Caliskan Beygo Attorney Partnership; Durukan + Partners || Other Firms: Clifford Chance; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Kabine Law Office; Kinstellar; Milbank; Nazim & Co; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sorainen; Sullivan & Cromwell; White & Case
  • Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O.'s Eurobond Issuance || Submitting Firm(s): Akol Law || Other Firms: Allen & Overy; Mayer Brown
  • Zynga Inc.'s Acquisition of Peak || Submitting Firm(s): ABCOO; Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership; Baker McKenzie; White & Case || Other Firms: BTS & Partners; Verdi Law Firm

Ukraine:

The shortlists for the 2021 CEE Deals of the Year:

Albania:

  • 4iG’s Acquisition of ALBtelecom from the Calik Group || Firms Involved: Tashko Pustina; Wolf Theiss
  • Republic of Albania Eurobond Issuance || Firms Involved: Allen & Overy; Dechert; Wolf Theiss
  • Vlora Airport Concession Project || Firms Involved: Tashko Pustina; Wolf Theiss

Austria:

  • B&C Group’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Atlas Flexibles || Firms Involved: Addleshaw Goddard; Allen & Overy; Cerha Hempel; Dittmar & Indrenius; Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Gleiss Lutz; Grohs Hofer Rechtsanwalte; Hillbridges; Kromann Reumert; Vinge; Zepos & Yannopulos
  • GoStudent Series D Funding Round || Firms Involved: Baker & McKenzie; Cooley; Goodwin Procter; Herbst Kinsky; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss
  • Starwood Capital's Public Takeover Offer for CA Immo || Firms Involved: DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bulgaria

Croatia:

  • INA Bond Issuance || Firms Involved: Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac; Miskovic & Miskovic
  • Nomad Foods’ Acquisition of Fortenova’s Frozen Food Business || Firms Involved: Akin Gump; BDK Advokati; Boga & Associates; Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners; Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka; Forgo, Damjanovic & Partners; Harrisons; Isailovic & Partners; Kalo & Associates; Lakatos, Koves and Partners; Maric & Co; Norton Rose Fulbright; Polenak Law Firm; Popovski & Partners; Selih & Partnerji; Zdolsek Attorneys at Law
  • Bugatti and Rimac Automobili JV || Firms Involved: Bardek, Lisac, Musec, Skoko and Partners in Cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz; Kunstek, Halle & Simac; Squire Patton Boggs

Czech Republic:

Estonia:

Greece:

Hungary:

Latvia:

Lithuania:

North Macedonia:

  • Interenergo’s and Trigal’s Acquisition of Wind Farm from Unidentified Sellers || Firms Involved: Fatur Menard; Karanovic & Partners in Cooperation with Local Lawyers; Nikola Lazarov Law Office
  • Financing for City Plaza’s Acquisition of Majority Stake of Ramstore Mall in Skopje [actual transaction here] || Firms Involved: Karanovic & Partners in Cooperation with Local Lawyers
  • Volution Group’s Acquisition of ERI Corporation Companies from Unidentified Sellers || Firms Involved: BDO Legal; Karanovic & Partners in Cooperation with Local Lawyers; Riera Wirtschaftsprufer Rechtsanwalte

Poland:

Romania:

Serbia:

  • Nomad Foods’ Acquisition of Fortenova’s Frozen Food Business || Firms Involved: Akin Gump; BDK Advokati; Boga & Associates; Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners; Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka; Forgo, Damjanovic & Partners; Harrisons; Isailovic & Partners; Kalo & Associates; Lakatos, Koves and Partners; Maric & Co; Norton Rose Fulbright; Polenak Law Firm; Popovski & Partners; Selih & Partnerji; Zdolsek Attorneys at Law
  • Privatization of HIP Petrohemija || Firms Involved: Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic in Cooperation with Wolf Theiss; Marjanovic Law
  • Take Two’s Acquisition of Nordeus from Nordeus Holding Limited || Firms Involved: Harbottle & Lewis; Karanovic & Partners

Slovakia:

  • Pavol Jakubec’s Acquisition of Remaining Stake in IDC Holding || Firms Involved: Dentons; MCL Law Firm
  • Tatra-Leasing’s Acquisition of Impuls-Leasing Slovakia from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich || Firms Involved: Allen & Overy; Taylor Wessing
  • Wood & Co’s and Tatra Asset Management’s Acquisition of Aupark Shopping Center from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield || Firms Involved: Allen & Overy; Dentons; Taylor Wessing; White & Case

Slovenia:

  • OTP’s Acquisition of Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor from Apollo Global Management and EBRD || Firms Involved: Allen & Overy; Bird & Bird; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Selih & Partnerji; Wolf Theiss
  • Petrol’s Acquisition of Crodux Derivati DVA from Ivan Cermak || Firms Involved: Baros, Bicakcic & Partners; Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners; BOPA Bojanovic & Partners; Cerha Hempel; Jadek & Pensa; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Knezovic & Associates; Law Firm Karmen Rebesco; Madirazza & Partners; Prelevic Law Firm; Ulcar & Partners
  • Phoenix Group’s Acquisition of McKesson Europe from McKesson Corp. || Firms Involved: A&L Goodbody; Chiomnenti; Cuatrecasas; Gardetto; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Gleiss Lutz; Linklaters; Loyens & Loeff; Schoenherr; Selih & Partnerji; Walless
  • Vitruvian Partners’ Acquisition of Fotona from AGIC Capital || Firms Involved: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Jones Day; Kirkland & Ellis; Norton Rose Fulbright; Ropes & Gray; Schoenherr; Selih & Partnerji

Turkey:

  • BBVA’s Bid for Garanti Bank || Firms Involved: GKC Partners; White & Case
  • Hepsiburada IPO || Firms Involved: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; GKC Partners; Paksoy; Van Campen Liem; White & Case
  • Trendyol Financing || Firms Involved: Akol Law; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gen Temizer Ozer; GKC Partners; Herguner Bilgen Ozeke; Kinstellar; Lexist; Paksoy; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Verdi Law Firm; White & Case

Ukraine:

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