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Dentons has provided legal and tax support to Mabuchi Motor on its investment into a new plant in the Krakow Special Economic Zone in Poland.

Cobalt has successfully represented the company Empower, the energy and telecommunications infrastructure construction company, in court.

Gessel and Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland have advised Enterprise Investors on the acquisition by the Polish Enterprise Fund VII and the President of the Management Board of 100% of shares in Janton, Poland’s leading producer of alcoholic beverages based on grape and fruit wines. The sellers were advised by CMS on the deal, which remains conditional on antimonopoly approval. Financial details were not disclosed.

Aequo has advised Agroprosperis Bank, the Ukrainian asset of the private equity fund managed by NCH Capital (USA) focused on providing professional financing solutions to Ukrainian agricultural producers, on an additional shares issue in the course of an increase of the registered capital up to UAH 210 million.

Binder Groesswang, working in co-operation with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has advised the Constantia Flexibles Group on the carve-out and EUR 1.15 billion sale of its labels division to the US strategist and global player Multi-Color Corporation. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Multi-Color on the deal. The signing took place on July 16, 2017 in Frankfurt and remains subject to regulatory approvals. Closing is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

Acting for borrowers RES Techonogy JSCo and ASM-BG Investicii JSCo., both jointly owned by the Korean South East Energy Company (a subsidiary of KEPCO) and SDN Company Ltd., CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has advised on the largest renewable energy refinancing in Bulgaria to date with the completion of UniCredit’s EUR 62 million facility. CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz advised UniCredit on the refinancing.

Maravela | Asociatii has announced that Alexandra Rimbu, who left the firm in 2013, has now rejoined the firm as Partner.

Eterna Law has announced the establishment of a public procurement practice, which it describes as "the first practice of its kind in the Ukrainian legal market."

Andersen Global has initiated its presence in Turkey by way of a collaboration agreement with Nazali Tax & Legal, a tax and legal consultancy firm founded in 2015 by Managing Partner Ersin Nazali with locations in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Bursa. 

Havel, Holasek & Partners has appointed firm lawyers Jan Frey and Petr Sprinz to partner.

CMS has announced that its environmental team will be led going forward by Agnieszka Skorupinska, a Polish-qualified advocate with 10 years’ experience in Polish and European environmental protection law and natural resources law.

Sorainen has reported that Norman Aas, the former Estonian State Prosecutor-General and Secretary-General of the Estonian Ministry of Justice, has joined the firm to lead its white-collar crime investigation practice.  

Serbian legislation provides for a maternity leave compensation in the amount of the mother’s average salary in the last 12 months before the leave. The compensations is paid from the state budget, but the procedure of ascertaining the right to maternity leave compensation is conducted by local government.

Along with the reason provided in art. 509 par. (1) (1) of the Code of Civil Procedure, the reason for the review discussed in this article is perhaps the most common in practice due to multiple interpretative possibilities, but also because it is apparently much more accessible than the other grounds for review, which are more rigid in interpretation. In the majority of cases, however, reviewers are basically trying to resume the fund by invoking a seemingly new document that does not meet the requirements of the law to underpin the review of a judgment. 

As of 1 July 2017, an amendment to the Bankruptcy and Liquidation Proceedings Act will enter into force, aiming at close the loopholes and consolidating the case law. The amendment clarifies the provisions on the disputing of the claim by the debtor and on the statutory requirements of the payment reminder to be sent by the creditor. The regulations on the option right and the transfer of rights and claims for security purposes will also be amended.

In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio, is given to the Ministry of Economy (“Ministry”). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette. 

Nowadays, Electronic Commerce (“E-Commerce”) continues to rapidly become the platform where consumer habits are most consantrated.  In line with rapid developments on technology, devices and online platforms are getting to know their users more closely.

The Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works ("IP Law") is the main legislation in Turkey that is applicable to copyright related matters. In early May, Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s General Directorate of Copyrights shared on their website a Draft Law Amending the Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works ("Draft Law") and announced that the proposed amendments are open for public opinion.

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"Compliance work is pretty in at the moment,” says Felix Hoerlsberger, Partner at Dorda in Vienna, “especially involving the GDPR.” The regulation famously becomes applicable on May 25 of next year, but Hoerlsberger notes that in order to be compliant companies are already under pressure, as they "have to have full documentation of what processes they're performing, complete privacy impact assessments (PIAs), and potentially consult with local regulators where there are any difficulties or high-risk processing ongoing.”

The Deal:  On December 8, 2016, CEE Legal Matters reported that Wolf Theiss had advised the EBRD on its issuance of RSD 2.5 trillion Floating Rate Bonds due December 2019. AP Legal advised Raiffeisen Banka A.D., Beograd, acting as underwriter for the issuance, and Harrisons advised marketing agent Citigroup Global Markets Limited. 

On May 3, 2017, CEE Legal Matters reported that facility management company Mundus Services – a joint venture of EMPower Capital and KJK Capital – had acquired engineering solutions and services company VM Automation from VM Finance Group in Bulgaria. Stanislav Nikolaev, Operating Partner for EMPower Capital, agreed to answer our questions about the deal.