“The legal market in Poland is a bit challenging right now,” says Linklaters Partner Janusz Dzianachowski. “It's growing very fast and is quite dynamic. We see loads of new clients, which means new work – but also more competition.” According to Dzianachowski, more and more law firms are branding themselves “experts” in the field, but this does not “affect long-present, established firms.”
Greenberg Traurig has advised Eltel AB, a Northern European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks, on an agreement to divest its Polish Communication business to Vinci Energies, a company dealing in concessions and contracting.
Derling Primus has advised Skoda Vagonka on its agreement with Pasazieru Vilciens for the production and supply of 32 electric trains in Latvia. The contract for the purchase of electric trains, which includes staff training, equipment for maintenance and a spare parts fund, is worth almost EUR 242 million.
Egemenoglu has advised DRD Fleet Leasing regarding its debt restructuring negotiations with 45 financial institutions as creditors including Credit Europe Bank, Abraaj Group, and ICD. Negotiations resulted in the restructuring of 97% of the outstanding debt with 42 of the 45 creditors and amounts to EUR 570 million. Kinstellar advised the banks on the deal.
Alrud has advised China Gold, a state-owned Chinese enterprise, on its entrance into a development agreement related to the Klyuchevskoye gold deposit in Russia's Mogochinsky district. Deheng advised China Gold on matters of China and Hong Kong law.
White & Case has advised Emperia Holding S.A. on the August 7, 2019 sale of its Infinite Sp. z o.o. subsidiary to Poland's DIalCom24 Group. Gessel reportedly advised the buyers on the deal.
Ilyashev & Partners has advised the Kraft Heinz Company in connection with its business development in Russia.
Asters has advised Dobrobut, a Ukrainian network of private medical centers, on its acquisition of Kyiv's Boris medical center from unidentified sellers.
Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland has advised EEC Magenta, the largest corporate venture capital fund in Poland, on its investment in Reliability Solutions, as part of the latter's funding round, which generated over PLN 13 million, including an unspecified investment by Dutch fund Icos Capital. DWF Poland reportedly advised Icos Capital.
Dechert has advised the Kinross Gold Corporation on its USD 283 million acquisition of the Chulbatkan heap leach development project from N-mining. Debevoise advised N-mining on the deal.