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Organizer CEE Legal Matters
Date Awarded 16 Sep 2021 5:00pm UTC (about 1 month ago)
In your time zone: Sep 16 1pm EDT
Region EMEA

The CEE Deals of the Year Awards are the most prestigious, sought-after, and highly regarded peer-selected awards in Central and Europe’s legal industry. Now in their fourth year, the annual banquet at which the winners are announced is the highlight of the social calendar each year — a genuine celebration of the good and important work lawyers do, and of the deals so critical to the region’s growth.

Past winners

2020 Winners

• Austria: Steinhoff Restructuring (Allen & Overy; Binder Groesswang; Dorda; Eisenberger & Herzog; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Gleiss Lutz; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss)

• Belarus: Investments of Zubr Capital Fund and EBRD in Mila Group (Bird & Bird; Revera; SBH Law Offices)

• Bosnia & Herzegovina: Aco Kabanica Sale of Elta-kabel to Telekom Srpske (Dimitrijevic & Partners)

• Bulgaria: United Group’s Acquisition of Vivacom Bulgaria (CMS; Kambourov & Partners; Schoenherr)

• Croatia: United Group’s Acquisition of Tele2 (Divjak, Topic, & Bahtijarevic; Kirkland & Ellis; Schoenherr)

• Czech Republic: Advent International and Zentiva’s Acquisition of Alvogen’s CEE Business (CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; White & Case)

• Estonia: Apax Partners’ Acquisition of Baltic Classifieds Group (Cobalt; Ellex Raidla; Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co; TGS Baltic; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett)

• Greece: Hellenic Republic’s Bond Issuance (Allen & Overy; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Karatzas & Partners; Koutalidis Law Firm)

• Hungary: Extreme Digital/eMAG Merger (Allen & Overy; Dentons; DLA Piper)

• Latvia: Air Baltic’s Debut Eurobond Issuance (Cobalt; Dentons; Linklaters; Sorainen)

• Lithuania: Idex’s Acquisition of Danpower Baltic UAB from Danpower and Geco Investicijos (Cobalt; DLA Piper; Triniti)

• Moldova: Duet Private Equity’s Acquisition of Red Union Fenosa and Gas Natural Fenosa Furnizare Energie SRL from Naturgy Inversiones Internacionales (ACI Partners; Bird & Bird; PeliFilip; Simmons & Simmons; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Turcan Cazac)

• Montenegro: Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka’s Acquisition of Majority Stake in Societe Generale Banka Montenegro (CMS; Jones Day; Kalo & Associates; Schoenherr; Sytnyk & Partners)

• North Macedonia: Steiermarkische Bank und Sparkassen’s Acquisition of Ohridska Banka AD Skopje (Schoenherr; CMS; Jones Day)
Poland: Acquisition of DCT Gdansk S.A. from Global Infrastructure Fund II (Clifford Chance; Dentons; Linklaters; Rymarz Zdort; Stibbe; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; White & Case)

• Romania: Blackstone’s Acquisition of Minority Stake in Superbet (Bulboaca & Asociatii; Fox & Neeman; Herzog; Jones Day; Kirkland & Ellis; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Wolf Theiss)

• Russia: Severgroup’s Acquisition of TPG’s 34% Shareholding in Lenta and Subsequent Mandatory Tender Offer (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ogier)

• Serbia: Coca Cola HBC’s Acquisition of Bambi from Mid Europa Partners (BDK Advokati; Dechert; Karanovic & Partners; Latham & Watkins; Norton Rose Fulbright; White & Case; Zavisin, Semiz & Partneri)

• Slovakia: PPF Group’s Acquisition of CME (Bondoc & Asociatii; Covington & Burling; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Allen & Overy; Sullivan & Cromwell; White & Case)

• Slovenia: Abanka Privatization (Jadek & Pensa; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Wolf Theiss)
Turkey: Sisal’s Successful Bid to Operate Turkish State Lottery (Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership; Dentons; GKC Partners; Lexist Law Firm; White & Case)

• Ukraine: NEQSOL’s Acquisition of VF Ukraine (Aequo; Avellum; DLA Piper; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters; PwC Legal)