Wolf Theiss, working with Italian offices of Dentons, has advised the shareholders of Lifebrain, an Italian laboratory diagnostics services operator, on the cross-border sale of its shares to an investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P. Investindustria, which was advised by Italy's Chiomenti law firm, with CHSH acting as local counsel for Austria, now owns 96% of Lifebrain.
Former Dentons Partner Michal Mezykowski has joined CMS Poland as Head of Banking & Finance, bringing a team of eight lawyers along from his former firm.
Croatia's Cipcic‑Bragadin law firm has merged with the independent legal practices of Marina Mesic and Ivan Juricic. Following what it calls "the trilateral merger," Marina Mesic becomes a new named partner and Ivan Juricic joins as a senior partner at the firm, which will operate going forward as Cipcic‑Bragadin Mesic and Associates.
Kinstellar has advised the Nidec Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of electric motors, on Slovak law aspects of its acquisition of Brazilian compressor business Embraco from Whirlpool Corporation for US 1.08 billion in cash. Sidley Austin served as global legal counsel to the Nidec Corporation.