KDK law firm awarded CEE Legal Matters 2017 Deal Of The Year Turkey award

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Law Firm is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Deal Of The Year for Turkey award by CEE Legal Matters for its great success in Vitol Acquisition of Petrol Ofisi. In addition to the target’s size and significance for Turkey, this landmark deal is the largest transaction in the Turkish market within the last five years, with a total value for USD 1.45 billion.  The Firm thanks its colleagues from Hengeler Mueller and the KDK team who contributed in this success.

The long-awaited reform of the Greek Law on Sociétés Anonymes

It has been common ground that the legislative framework on sociétés anonymes (SAs) originally legislated back in 1920, has been, despite the various reforms since then, to some extent dysfunctional and “old-fashioned”. The limited and fragmental reform to the C.L. 2190/1920 in 2007 through Law 3604/2007 as well as a number of other amendments effected mainly for the purposes of transposing into the Greek jurisdiction company law related EU Directives were not proven sufficient to redress the above. Law 4548/2018, which was passed by the Hellenic Parliament on June 13, 2018 and was published…

Greek Law 4541/2018 brings changes to the legal framework of Limited Liability Companies

By virtue of Law 4541/2018, which has recently passed by the Greek Parliament and was entered into force upon its publication in the Government Gazette on 31.05.2018 (Bulletin A' 93), a number of significant changes are introduced in Law 3190/1955 on Limited Liability Companies (“L.L.C.”). KG Law Firm has prepared a summary of the most important amendments that the new law brings into the legal regime of L.L.C., which can be downloaded here.

Polenak Law Firm Contributed to the Macedonian Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, 7th edition published by Global Legal Group

Kristijan Polenak, Managing Partner and Tatjana Shishkovska, Junior Partner at Polenak Law Firm Co-Authored the Macedonian Chapter on Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, 7th edition published by Global Legal Group. The full chapter including overview of the legal framework, significant deals and highlights in the Republic of Macedonia, key developments, industry sector focus and a perspective on the year ahead for the country is available for download at Mergers & Acquisitions 2018_Global Legal Group.

Shareholder Activism in Turkey

Shareholder activism is not a well-developed concept in Turkish law. Companies usually do not face activist movements as the majority of the companies are family-controlled entities and market players are not as aggressive as players in other countries. Examples of shareholder activism in Turkey are therefore very limited. It may become more prevalent if the investment climate in Turkey becomes more structured. The article by Gokce Ildiri in Yasemin Guctekin of Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli law firm was published by Practical Law and can be read here.

BDK Advokati at Balkan's M&A and Private equity forum

BDK Advokati took part in 2018 edition of Balkan's M&A and private equity forum organized by Mergermarket in Belgrade. The event hosted leading investment companies, PE funds, banks and law firms from the Balkans. At one of the panels, Vladimir Dasic, senior partner at BDK Advokati, discussed Opportunities for private equity in the exit market together with Andrej Babache, director at Mid Europa Partners, Vuk Vukovic, partner at Blue Sea Capital and Nikola Stefanovic, general director at SEAF South Balkan fund. Panellists gave an overview of local market environment and examined what drives…