SEE Legal Member Firms Advised BioIVT on the Acquisition of Fidelis Research

October 2022 Five SEE Legal member firms provided legal support to BioIVT, a leading provider of biospecimens, research models, and drug and diagnostic development services, for the successful acquisition of Fidelis Research, an 85-site clinical biospecimen collection network in Southeastern Europe with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. BOYANOV & Co. coordinated the legal work of its SEE Legal partners from Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, BDK Advokati, NNDKP, and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli. The transaction increased the scale and depth of BioIVT’s global operations by adding new…

SEE Legal Member Firms Top-Ranked by The Legal 500

April 2022 Each SEE Legal member firm is highly ranked individually in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total, 47 Tier 1 rating were received by the 10 member firms, including in some of the key areas of law, such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. The Legal 500 continuously assesses the strengths of law firms across over 150 jurisdictions based on its comprehensive research. SEE Legal takes this opportunity to share our appreciation with our dear colleagues for their…

SEE Legal Member Firms Participated in the 2021 CEE Deal of the Year

April 2022 A prestigious print and online legal journal, CEE Legal Matters, announced that Nomad Foods’ acquisition of Fortenova’s frozen food business has been awarded the 2021 CEE Deal of the Year.  The award was presented during the Deal of the Year Award Banquet, which took place in London on 5 April 2022.  SEE Legal is proud that six of our member firms participated in this transaction; namely, KALO & ASSOCIATES, Maric & Co, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, Polenak Law Firm, BDK Advokati, and Selih & Partners. CEEL Legal Matters hosts annual celebrations of legal professionals…

SEE Legal Member Firms Worked on 10 of the Deals Shortlisted for the 2021 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

CEE Legal Matters announced the finalists for the CEE 2021 Deal of the Year in 21 CEE countries. The following SEE Legal members have participated in one or more of the ten shortlisted deals: KALO & ASSOCIATES, MARIC & Co Law Firm, BOYANOV & Co., Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka, Polenak Law Firm, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Peterson, BDK Advokati and SELIH & PARTNERJI. The relevant information on the aforementioned deals is available below. 1) KALO & ASSOCIATES – Shortlisted for the 2021 Deal of the Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia Nomad…

SEE Legal Group Advised on Nomad Foods’ Acquisition UPDATE

October 2021 Nomad Foods Limited closed on 30 September 2021 the acquisition of Fortenova Group’s Frozen Food Business for an aggregate value of approximately EUR 615 million. Six SEE Legal member firms advised on this cross-border transaction besides Norton Rose Fulbright as the lead international counsel: Maric & Co. Law Firm (Bosnia & Herzegovina) whose team worked on the sell side, BDK Advokati (Serbia and Montenegro), Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka Law Firm (Croatia), SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm (Slovenia), KALO & ASSOCIATES (Kosovo) and Polenak Law Firm (North…

Are your Third-Party Arrangements Compliant with EBA Outsourcing Guidelines already?

Authors: Svetlina Kortenska and Atanas Grigorov Are you a compliance professional at a credit institution, a payment institution and electronic money (e-money) institution, or a third-party provider to such institution? If so, have a quick look at this compliance reminder with a view of the forthcoming deadline on 31 December 2021. On 30 September 2019, the European Banking Authority’s (“the EBA”) revised guidelines[1] regarding outsourcing arrangements (“the Outsourcing guidelines” or “the Guidelines”) entered into force. Pursuant to the Guidelines, regulated institutions will…

Latest M&A Trends in Southeast Europe

The SEE Legal Corporate and M&A Practice Group partners, joined by Ileana Antypas and William Wells of Rothschild & Co will discuss the latest M&A trends in the SEE region.

The European Commission Issues Modernised Standard Contractual Clauses Under the GDPR

On 4 June 2021, the European Commission issued standard contractual clauses for use between controllers and processors and modernised standard contractual clauses for international transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). The modernised standard contractual clauses will replace the three sets of standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries that were adopted under the previous Data Protection Directive 95/46. The modernised clauses cover data transfers from controllers or processors in the EU/EEA (or otherwise subject to the GDPR) and data transfers…

What Issues are the Companies Facing during Remote Work?

The SEE Legal Employment & Immigration Practice Group and ALRUD’s Labour and Employment Practice join forces to present and discuss the most challenging issues that companies based in Southeast Europe and Russia are facing during remote work. The discussion will be split over two webinars taking place on Tuesday, 15th June and Thursday, 17th June 2021. The first webinar on Tuesday, 15th June will cover the jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia. If your company is based in any of these countries, please feel free to register…

Eleven SEE Legal Partners among IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021

SEE Legal Group is proud to announce that 11 female partners have been recognised by the special edition of Europe, Middle East and Africa IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 as part of the leading female transaction lawyers in the world.

SEE Legal Group Advises on Nomad Foods' Acquisition of Fortenova Group’s Frozen Food Portfolio

Nomad Foods Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire Fortenova Group’s Frozen Food Business Group for an aggregate consideration of approximately EUR 615 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Worked on Four of the Deals Shortlisted for the 2020 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

CEE Legal Matters announced the finalists for the CEE 2020 Deal of the Year Awards. The following SEE Legal members have participated in one or more of the four of the shortlisted deals: KALO & ASSOCIATES, Maric & Co, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, Polenak Law Firm, and Selih & partnerji. More information on the deals is available below 1) KALO & ASSOCIATES and Odvetniki Selih & Partnerji Shortlisted for Deal of the Year in both Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia: Nova Ljubljanska Banka's Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka || Participating firms: Sajic, AP Legal,…