In The Spotlight
CMS' Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka has been appointed as Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Aside from Surdek-Janicka, 33 lawyers from CEE were appointed as members and alternate members of the court.
Alliott Global Alliance members Woloszanski & Partners and Ellisons Solicitors have advised Web Shield on the sale of its shares in the Web Shield Group to Swedish ZignSec AB. Eversheds Sutherland advised the buyer.
TGS Baltic has advised Greituolis on the sale of 67% of the shares of its online grocery retail platform LastMile to Iki. Walless advised the buyer on the deal.
BWHS Wojciechowski Springer i Wspolnicy has successfully represented Magna Polonia S.A. in an eight-year competition court dispute with Emitel S.A.
Dentons has advised the EuroChem Group on a project financing for the construction of an ammonia plant in Kingisepp, Russia, from a bank syndicate consisting of VEB.RF, Sberbank, VTB Bank, Gazprombank, and Otkritie FC Bank. Linklaters Moscow advised the banks.
Allen & Overy has advised M7 on its acquisition of two warehouse buildings in Mogilenska Street, Poznan.
Ellex Raidla has advised HHL Group on the acquisition of 4 million shares of Ekspress Grupp from KJK Fund SICAV-SIF. Cobalt reportedly advised SICAV on the deal.
Havel & Partners and Sorainen have advised PriceHubble on its acquisition of Realtify. Sparring advised Realtify on the transaction.
Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka has advised the IFC on its EUR 75 million investment in bonds issued by the Erste & Steiermarkische Bank.
TGS Baltic has advised Konstantinas Karosas, Western Petroleum Limited, and UAB MB Valdymas on obtaining approval from the European Central Bank for the acquisition of the qualifying shareholding and voting rights in UAB Medicinos Bankas.
Dentons has advised Draslovka on the acquisition of the sodium cyanide business from South African petrochemicals company Sasol. Bowmans advised Sasol on the deal.
Rymarz Zdort has advised Griffin Real Estate on a joint venture agreement with Madison International Realty for the development of two build-to-suit properties in Germany.
Ellex Raidla has advised Superangel on investing in Estonian startup FleetGuru.
Mihaela Gherghe has been promoted to Partner with Rizoiu & Poenaru.
Former Senior Associate Agnieszka Starzynska has been promoted to Counsel at CMS’s Polish office and will head the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice.
Former Managing Associates Liliana Deaconescu and Corina Tanase have been promoted to Partner at Leaua Damcali Deaconu Paunescu.
Former Baker McKenzie Senior Counsel Georg Krakow joins DLA Piper’s white-collar crime, compliance, and internal investigations team in Vienna as Partner, alongside a team of four.
Sertac Kokenek has been promoted to Partner at Esin Attorney Partnership, Baker McKenzie’s Turkish affiliated firm.
Former CMS Russia Head of M&A Vladimir Zenin has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a Partner of the firm’s Global Corporate Practice, based in the Moscow office. He is followed by a team of three Associates.
Malgorzata Lesiak-Cwikowska and Radoslaw Cebelinski have been promoted to Local Partners at DWF in Poland.
Dispute resolution lawyer Cosmin Cojocaru has been promoted to Partner at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners.
Aleksandra Bankowska and Andrzej Zubik have been promoted to Partner in PwC's Legal & Tax Litigation cluster in Poland.
Former Noerr Associate Partner Roxana Dudau has joined EY-associated law firm Radu si Asociatii as Associate Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice.
Former Kinstellar Partner Razvan Popa has set up business advisory company Dewi Advisory, a "growth advisory company focused on [the] Romanian market."
DZP lawyers Michal Cecerko, Maciej Orkusz, and Jakub Wieszczeczynski have been promoted to Partner.