NNDKP Assisted CTP in the Acquisition of the Logistics Park A1 Bucharest Park

NNDKP assisted CTP, the largest developer and long-term manager of industrial and logistics parks in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe in the transaction that involved the acquisition of the logistics park A1 Bucharest Park, located at km 13 on the A1 highway, which was previously owned by Vabeld Group. The logistics project comprises nine logistics buildings with a leasable area of 78,000 sqm. The transaction is valued at EUR 40 million.

NNDKP Assists Globalworth in Developing the New Logistics Project in Chitila

NNDKP has assisted Globalworth, the largest office investor in Romania and Poland, in the transaction targeting the partnership with Global Vision, one of the largest construction and industrial parks management company in Romania, in the development of a logistic project in Chitila (Ilfov County) on a 136.000-sqm land. The logistics project will be built on an investment of EUR 35.5 million. Moreover, the project also marks the launching of the Global Logistics brand, a platform that incorporates all the industrial and logistics Globalworth projects.

P&O Ports Acquires Luka Novi Sad

BDK Advokati represented P&O ports from Dubai in the acquisition of port Luka Novi Sad. The value of the transaction is EUR 23 million. The acquisition and investments to be made should help Luka Novi Sad to recover its devastated infrastructure and reach its full capacity of two and a half million tons of cargo loading and discharging per year. BDK Advokati’s team was led by senior partner Vladimir Dasic and also involved senior associate Tomislav Popovic on the corporate and M&A side, and associate Mladen Vujic on merger control filing.

Sale of Lasta a.d.

The Republic of Serbia has announced its intention to privatise Lasta a.d. by selling the state share of 77%. Lasta a.d. is one of the major companies in the transportation sector with a great fleet of coaches for transportation of passengers on local and international lines. The Republic of Serbia contracted BDO Business Advisory Belgrade as a privatisation consultant which finalised its report at the beginning of April 2019. The tender for the sale should take place by June. The minimum price for the sale is unknown, while BDO estimated the value of Lasta a.d. in a range between EUR 16 million…

SEE Legal Group Advised Netlog Logistics

Members of the SEE Legal Group acted in the course of due diligence of the Intereuropa group of companies, upon the announcement of a bank consortium that it is selling 72% share capital in Intereuropa d.d. The client, Netlog Logistics, was pleased with the smooth cooperation and coordination of lawyers in eight SEE Legal jurisdictions and Ukraine who agreed to a common engagement letter and seamlessly produced a common due diligence report. Coordination of the project was done by the Slovenian SEE Legal member firm SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm whose team was led by partners Jera Majzelj and…

Upcoming Tender for a New Operator of Maribor Airport

In January 2019, the Slovenian airport operator Aerodrom Maribor, owned by the Chinese-controlled SHS Aviation, announced the unilateral termination of its concession deal for the Edvard Rusjan Maribor Airport. SHS Aviation, the Chinese-controlled company bought Aerodrom Maribor at the end of 2016 for EUR 7 million and signed a 15-year concession contract with the state in early 2017, committing to pay a monthly concession fee in the amount of EUR 100.000. The contract will cease to be valid after a six-month notice period, i.e. on 15 July 2019. The Slovenian Ministry for Infrastructure is expected…

A Concession Procedure for Sofia Civil Airport

A concession procedure for the Sofia Civil Airport has been announced on 2 July 2018 by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Bulgaria for designation of a concessionaire and award of a concession for the construction of Civil Public Airport Sofia, which is public state property. The announced concession has an estimated value of approximately EUR 3.9 billion excluding VAT. The term of the concession is 35 years. The concessionaire shall pay the initial concession remuneration that amounts to EUR 281 million excluding VAT. The minimum investment requirement amounts to EUR 600 million for the term of the concession. There is also a requirement for the Concessionaire to build a third terminal within the first 10 years. Currently, the deadline for investors to submit their offers is 11 April 2019. The last extension was required because of changes in the Bulgarian Concessions Act. Amendments to the law ensure wider competition in the procedure. The amendments clarify the texts on a joint liability, the way of settling disputes between the parties and the grounds for invalidity of the Concession agreement.

The Second Railway Track from Divaca to the Port of Koper

he Divaca-Koper section is an integral part of the Trans-European Transport Network ("TEN-T network").  In accordance with EU Regulation No. 1316/2013, the territory of the Republic of Slovenia is crossed by two corridors of the core network, an integral part of which is also the Divaca–Koper line: the Baltic Adriatic corridor in the direction (Graz)–Šentilj–Maribor–Ljubljana–Koper/Trieste, and the Mediterranean corridor in the direction (Venice)–Trieste/Koper–Ljubljana–Pragersko–Hodoš–(Budapest). The importance of the Divaca-Koper line is most evident in international railway freight transport, which is understandable given the role of the Port of Koper in linking the hinterland Slovenian and European economies with countries overseas.

Concession of Aerodromi Crne Gore A.D

The Government of Montenegro, as 100% shareholder, has announced its intention to offer Aerodromi Crna Gora a.d. for concession. Aerodromi Crna Gora a.d. operates the two main Montenegrin airports in Podgorica and Tivat and is the only airport service provider in the country. The Government of Montenegro has not yet engaged with an advisor for the concession and is yet to officially decide on the final draft of the concession act. The concession fee has not been officially disclosed, but according to unofficial announcements, the future concessionaire should make an upfront payment of EUR 100…

Belgrade Airport Concession Wins IJGlobal European Airports Deal of the Year 2018

IJGlobal, the market intelligence platform covering the global infrastructure finance, has awarded its prestigious IJGlobal Awards at the annual awards ceremony held on 21 March 2019 at the Natural History Museum, London. The magnificent venue was an appropriate setting to mark the achievements of global infrastructure and project finance professionals. The Belgrade Airport Concession has been awarded the European Airports Deal of the Year 2018 becoming the first Serbian transaction to have ever been awarded this respected industry award. BDK Advokati is proud to be a member of the team that…

BDK Advokati Advised Dnata

BDK Advokati advised Dnata, a globally successful corporation based in the United Arab Emirates, on the acquisition of all shares in Serbian EAP Shared Services d.o.o. from Etihad Airport Services LLC. EAP Shared Services d.o.o. acts as a contact center of various airlines and brings their loyalty programs under one roof in Europe. The deal was closed on 31 January 2019, and both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The BDK team was led by Sasa Stojanovic (counsel), and also involved Pablo Perez Laya (consultant) and Sanja Dedovic (junior associate). Tijana Kojovic was the…

BDK Advokati Advises Lenders on the Financing of the Belgrade Airport Concession

On 21 December 2018, VINCI reached financial close and took over the management of Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla, marking an important milestone for the project finance market in Serbia. With more than EUR 400 million of loan commitments, it is the country’s largest project financing to date. BDK Advokati acted as Serbian legal counsel to the lenders which included IFC, EBRD, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique SA (Proparco), as well as six commercial banks. The project, with a total cost of close…