NNDKP Involved in a Contemplated Project on the Romanian Capital Markets

Norofert Group, the leading Romanian producer of organic agricultural products, announces its intention to list on the AeRO market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange in the second quarter of 2019.  This is an example of a project where clients benefit from the NNDKP and Cornerstone Communications alliance, with NNDKP assisting Norofert Group in preparing the corporate structure for listing as well as assuring the legal and tax audit, and Cornerstone Communications being the company’s investor relations adviser.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 16 partners from five SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 SEE Legal Next Generation Lawyers were outlined in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

BOYANOV & Co. Advises on the Financing of the Acquisition of Nova TV

BOYANOV & Co. advised the lenders of a EUR 100 million syndicated financing arranged by UniCredit Bulbank and BNP Paribas and a lending syndicate including them, DSK Bank and United Bulgarian Bank for the acquisition by Advance Media Group of Nova TV from MTG and EEMH. The deal was completed on 10 April 2019 in a record short period of time for a deal of this type (two and a half months from the start of the negotiations on the financing documents until closing of the financing).

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…

Polenak Law Firm Advised Global Special Opportunities Ltd.

Polenak Law Firm advised Global Special Opportunities Ltd. (GSOL) in an acquisition of the assets of Feni Industries AD in the process of bankruptcy and reorganisation of this large ferronickel production plant. After a year of efforts to maintain the production and purchase creditor’s claims, and following investments of over EUR 80 million, GSOL’s reorganisation plan for Feni Industries was finally approved and GSOL, through its subsidiaries, acquired the assets of this production plant.

2018 Review of the Turkish M&A Market

Dr. Umut Kolcuoglu, Managing Partner at Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli, provided an insight into the Turkish M&A market for 2018 in the Dunya Executive Magazine.    Please download the article here.

SELIH & PARTNERJI Advised KJK Fund on its Acquisition of Elan

SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm has advised the KJK Fund on its acquisition of Slovenian sporting goods manufacturer Elan from MLI (part of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch group) and Wiltan (part of VR Capital group). While merger clearances in other countries have already been obtained, the sale is still contingent on the approval of Slovenia's competition authority, and it is expected to close in mid-2019.

Valvoline to Acquire FAM’s Production Plant and Related IP Rights

BDK Advokati represented Ellis Enterprises d.o.o. a subsidiary of Valvoline (NYSE: VVV), in the acquisition of the production facility and IP rights from Serbian lubricant producer FAM for a purchase price of EUR 9.5 million. As a result of this acquisition, Valvoline will add to its portfolio FAM’s products which are well-known in the Balkan region.

The Joint Venture and the Insolvency of the Leader

In this article, NNDKP Partner Radu Damaschin discusses the concepts of joint venture and insolvency under Romanian Law.

BDK Advokati Advises Coca Cola HBC on the Acquisition of Serbian Confectionary Firm Bambi

Coca Cola HBC AG has penned an agreement with Mid Europa Partners to acquire Bambi a.d. for an enterprise value of EUR 260 million. By this acquisition, Coca Cola HBC will add to its beverage portfolio snack brands well-known in the Balkan region, such as Bambi, Plazma, Wellness and Zlatni Pek. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 upon issuance of relevant merger clearances.

Promotions at BOYANOV & Co.

BOYANOV & Co. announced the following promotions as of 1 February 2019: Radoslav Alexandrov is promoted to Partner and Head of Employment Practice Group; Nikolay Kolev ­­- to Counsel within the Corporate and M&A Practice Group; Stela Sabeva - to Principal Associate and Head of the Intellectual Property Department; Rossiza Marinova and Marina Mollova - to Senior Intellectual Property Associates.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Global 2019

All 10 SEE Legal member firms keep their high rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global. As a Group, SEE Legal continues to be top-ranked as a Leading Regional Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Global 2019. For the past 16 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider dominating the region of Southeast Europe. A client noted that the Group is "one of the biggest and longest-standing networks in the region," while Chambers Global concluded that SEE Legal operates as a standalone provider to businesses seeking comprehensive coverage of Eastern Europe.