BOYANOV & Co. Advised Nippon Express Holdings, Inc. on the Acquisition of Cargo-Partner

January 2024  On 4 January 2024, Nippon Express Holdings, Inc., the renowned Japan-based logistics company, completed the acquisition of Cargo-Partner subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe. This acquisition strengthens Nippon Express's global logistics network, which spans over 739 locations. Cargo-Partner, headquartered in Austria, has a significant presence in Central and Eastern Europe and offers diverse logistics services, including air and ocean freight forwarding. BOYANOV & Co. acted as Bulgarian legal counsel to Nippon Express together with the global legal counsel Freshfields…

DTB Assisted with Sale of Hotel Bonavia

January 2024 Our member firm Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka acted as legal counsel for the seller, Plava laguna d.d., in relation to the sale of the stunning four-star Hotel Bonavia, located in the heart of Rijeka, to Bonavia Rijeka d.o.o.  Plava laguna d.d. manages an extensive portfolio of tourist facilities in Croatia, including hotels, resorts and camps. DTB’s team, led by the Managing Partner Emir Bahtijarevic, was comprised of attorneys Sanja Novoselic and Barbara Simic. The team provided legal advice and support to the client in due diligence, negotiations, structuring of the…

NNDKP Assists a Syndicate of Banks in Extending USD 150 million Credit Facilities for ALRO SA for Another Three Years

December 2023 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) has assisted a syndicate of banks with the amendment and extension until 2026 of USD 150 million working capital credit facilities for ALRO S.A., one of the largest vertically integrated aluminum producers in Europe, by production capacity. The syndicate of banks was coordinated by Exim Banca Românească and included Banca Comercială Română SA (BCR), OTP Bank Romania, CEC Bank, UniCredit Bank, Alpha Bank Romania and Banca Transilvania. NNDKP assisted the banks on the Romanian law aspects throughout the project, advising on the…

BDK Advokati Advised INVENIO in the Process of Segmentation of the Vocational Education Division of LINK Group

November 2023  BDK Advokati advised INVENIO Partners (INVENIO) who joined forces with Accession Capital Partners (ACP) in the process of segmentation of the vocational education division of LINK Group, a leading professional education business in Southeastern Europe. Dentons assisted in relation to English law matters, while NNDKP along with Gladei & Partners assisted in relation to Romanian and Moldovan aspects of the acquisition. INVENIO and ACP will support LINK’s leadership team to expand the company’s geographic reach. Additionally, they will enhance the company’s product…

NNDKP Assists Impact Developer & Contractor SA in EUR 8 million Corporate Bond Issue

November 2023 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) assisted Impact Developer & Contractor SA in connection with a EUR 8 million corporate bond issue. NNDKP was involved in negotiating and concluding the documentation in relation to the bond issue and supported the client throughout the transaction. The NNDKP team advising on this transaction was led by Alina Radu, Partner and Head of the Banking and Finance practice, who was joined by Alexandru Ciambur, Senior Associate in the same practice. Impact Developer & Contractor will use the obtained funds to prefinance…

BOYANOV & Co. Advised Aurelius Group on the Acquisition of Lufthansa’s Catering Operations in Bulgaria

November 2023 BOYANOV & Co. advised  Aurelius Group on the Bulgarian legal aspects in the acquisition of the Bulgarian part of the Lufthansa Group catering business. The Star Alliance carrier initially sold LSG Group’s European business activities to Gategroup in 2019 and then struck a preliminary agreement to sell the remainder of LSG to Aurelius in April this year. The sale, formally completed on 31 October, comprises all the group’s classic catering activities along with its on-board retail and food commerce businesses. It includes a total of around 19,000 employees worldwide and…

SEE Legal Marks Two Decades of Expertise, Innovation, Leadership

November 2023 The opulent Hôtel d'Évreux, located in the heart of Paris, played host to SEE Legal's grand 20th-anniversary celebration. This iconic venue, known for its historical significance and architectural grandeur, was the perfect backdrop for an event that marked two decades of legal brilliance and international collaboration. The guest list included delegates from all corners of Europe and beyond descended upon the French capital, showcasing SEE Legal's expansive global network and influence. The evening was full of retrospectives, as guests reminisced about the organization's milestones,…

The Government of Serbia Repealed Most of the Recent Restrictions on Clinical Trials

October 2023 As SEE Legal reported, in August this year, the Government of Serbia adopted amendments to the Rulebook on clinical trials of human medicines (“Rulebook on Clinical Trials“), introducing significant changes to the clinical trials regime. The first amendment limited clinical trials to public healthcare institutions, excluding privately-owned healthcare institutions from the clinical trials system. The second amendment completely excluded the possibility of conducting phase I clinical trials (phase I, Ia, and Ib) in Serbia. The amendments caused backlash from the industry associations,…

DTB Advised on the Sale and Purchase of Shares in Croatian Company RABO d.o.o.

October 2023 Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka acted as a leading legal counsel for the buyer, a Hungarian company Apple Heaven Kft, in relation to the sale and purchase of shares in the company RABO d.o.o., one of the largest producers and exporters of apples and nectarines in Croatia. DTB's team comprising Managing Partner Emir Bahtijarevic and attorneys Jasna Belcic, Zrinka Mustafa Prelic, Sanja Novoselic, Dominik Glavina, Iva Vukoja, Barbara Simic, and trainee Anella Bukovic provided legal advice and support to the client in due diligence, negotiations, structuring of the…

BDK Advokati Advised Shareholders of Amiga in the Sale to Beam Global (NASDAQ: BEEM)

October 2023 BDK Advokati advised shareholders of Amiga DOO, a regional leader in the production of poles for mobile networks, street lighting, and innovative solar poles in the sale of 100% of shares to Beam Global (NASDAQ:BEEM). Beam Global is at the forefront of clean technology innovation, offering sustainable solutions for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, and energy security. BDK’s team is being led by senior partner Vladimir Dasic, with the assistance of finance partner Dragoljub Sretenovic and senior associate Marija Gligorevic.

BDK Advokati Advises Waberer’s International on the Acquisition of MDI

October 2023  Waberer’s International acquired a 55% shareholding in Serbian company MD International (MDI), with an option to acquire the remaining 45%. The purchase price was not disclosed. Waberer’s is the largest road transport company in Hungary and one of the largest road freight transport companies in Europe, operating a fleet of 3,500 trucks. It has a presence in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK. MDI has positioned itself as a significant player in Serbia’s distribution industry, with brands such as Henkel, Vileda, Wilkinson Sword, and Pionir. The…

BDK Advokati Advises Alcazar Energy on the Acquisition of the Windfarm Project “Bijela” in Montenegro

October 2023 BDK Advokati advised Alcazar Energy, a sustainable infrastructure fund, on the acquisition of the 118 MW wind farm project “Bijela” in Montenegro. BDK team was led by Senior Partner Luka Popovic. Partner Milan Dakic provided construction-related advice. This is the first wind farm project for Alcazar Energy in the Western Balkans and we are happy that we had the opportunity to assist them in entering the market.