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Albanian lawyer Elona Ganaj has joined CentralNic as Group General Counsel.

Novartis has appointed Austrian lawyer Arnold Koger to Head of Legal, Innovative Medicines in Switzerland. 

Borealis has appointed Sandra Mueller as General Counsel and Vice President Legal and Compliance effective June 1, 2022.

Former Borealis Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Katja Tautscher has joined OMV AG as Senior Vice President / General Counsel in Vienna.

Karalina Tsimashenka has been promoted to the position of Associate Legal Manager for CIS and CEE at EPAM Systems in Minsk.  

Former Telemach BH Head of Legal Mia Civic has returned to private practice to open up ODI Law's new Bosnia and Herzegovina office.

On August 30, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Boyanov & Co had advised Yara International on the sale of Bulgarian and Romanian businesses Yara Bulgaria and Yara Digital Romania to the Nik Group. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Sverre Hodnebo, Legal Counsel at Yara International, to learn more about the sale.

On August 9, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Tokushev & Partners had advised the publicly-listed Sofia Commerce Pawn Shops on increasing its capital with its own funds in the amount of BGN 7.12 million. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Irena Vacheva, Chairman of Commerce Pawn Shops, to learn more about the matter.

Sopharma Trading has appointed former General Compliance Manager/Legal Severina Miteva as Legal Manager - Retail in Bulgaria.

On April 28, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Porobija & Spoljaric had advised Croatian tourism company Mon Perin on listing its shares on the Zagreb Stock Exchange. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Massimo Piutti President of the Management Bord at Mon Perin, to learn more about the matter.

On February 21, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Savoric & Partners had advised Studenac on its acquisition of Pemo from founder Lovorko Milosevic. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Michal Senczuk, CEO of Studenac, to learn more about the acquisition.

On April 1, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that ODI Law had advised the MSIN Group on the acquisition by member company EGP of a 75.11% stake in Croatia-based cardboard packaging manufacturer Neograf from Croatian entrepreneur Dusan Boras. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Tina Bacic, Corporate Legal Advisor at MSIN Group, to learn more about the matter. 

On August 23, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that JSK had advised Credit Value Investments on its investment in the Saunia Group through bond financing. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Radoslav Tausinger, Managing Director at Credit Value Investments (CVI), to learn more about the matter.

On July 13, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Onisko & Holesova, Planinic Soljic & Partners, and solo practitioner Klemen Ticar advised Kofola on its refinancing. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Martin Pisklak, Group Chief Financial Officer at Kofola CeskoSlovensko, to learn more about the matter.

On May 25, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Clifford Chance had advised Komercni Banka including a club of lenders on a EUR 137.5 million loan to the Accolade group for the construction of an Amazon automated distribution center. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Robert Klan, Transaction Manager – Global Banking at Komercni Banka, to learn more about the matter.

Former Alpha Bank Chief Legal and Governance Officer Nikos Salakas has re-joined Koutalidis as a Partner and Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice.

Catherine Karanikola has joined the YNV Group as Chief Legal Officer in Greece.

Greece-based Irini Kefalogianni was appointed to Head of Competition Law & Sustainability at Coca-Cola HBC Group.

Hungarian lawyer Balazs Mak, Vice President of Legal Affairs at Paramount Global Content Distribution, has moved to Paramount Global’s Amsterdam offices.

Hungarian lawyer Attila Bocsak has relocated to Doha, Qatar, to take on the role of General Counsel with Gulf Bridge International.

Former EY Attorney at Law/Manager Judit Zalan-Lipak has joined Vanguards in Hungary as its Group Deputy General Counsel.

Former Single.Earth Chief Legal Officer Gerd Laub has joined Ellex's Estonian office as a Counsel. 

Andrius Digrys has joined BLRT Grupp AS as its General Counsel in Estonia.

On October 18, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Lextal has advised Estonian financial technology group IuteCredit on its EUR 75 million senior secured corporate bonds issuance. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Kadi Raudsepp, Head of Legal & Compliance at IuteCredit, to learn more about the matter.

On January 18, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised Practica Capital on its investment in Lithuanian start-up Biomatter Designs – part of the latter's EUR 500,000 investment round. CEEIHM spoke with Donatas Keras, Co-Founding Partner at Practica Capital to learn more about the matter.

On February 26, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Eversheds Sutherland had advised Valmieras Stikla Skiedra on the sale of 83.14% of the share capital from the company’s controlling shareholder group to Duke I S.a.r.l. CEEIHM spoke with Ilze Saviele, Legal Counsel at VSS, to learn more about the sale. 

On January 14, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that the Riga office of Eversheds Sutherland had represented Euromin Holdings Limited before the Court of Justice of the European Union in a proceeding with the Financial and Capital Market Commission. CEEIHM spoke with Girts Apsitis, Member of the Management Board at AS Ventspils Nafta, to learn more about the matter.

On August 4, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Walless had advised REWO on the sale of the Talino real estate project. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Edvinas Malevskis, CEO at REWO, to learn more about the deal.

Former Lietuvos Pastas Head of Legal and Public Procurement Gabija Kuncyte has joined Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE as its Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in Lithuania.

On June 28, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Motieka & Audzevicius, working with Osborne Clarke, had advised the Orion Private Equity Debt Fund I on its EUR 7 million acquisition of secured mezzanine bonds issued by Austrian real estate developer Soini Asset to finance its real estate projects in Germany. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Benas Poderis, Head of Investment Management Department at the Orion Private Equity Debt Fund I to learn more about the deal.

The State-Owned Company for Construction and Management of residential and commercial properties for significance to the Republic has appointed Boban Velickovik to Attorney-at-Law & Head Coordinator of the Legal Department in Skopje.

Former SkopSter Senior Legal Counsel Iva Djugumanova has joined ODI Law’s Skopje office as Senior Associate and Head of the Corporate practice.

Aleksandra Popovic, Director of Legal Affairs Serbia and Macedonia at Atlantic Grupa, describes the digitalization process at her company and its impact on the legal function.

On August 9, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Vukovic & Partners had advised ODM Collections on obtaining a purchase of receivables work license from the Central Bank of Montenegro. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Drazen Stevanovic, CEO at ODM Collections, to learn more about the matter.

Srdjan Sisic has relocated to Montenegro to join One Crna Gora as its Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.

Adgar Poland has appointed Piotr Boron as its Head of Legal.

Former Spectris Head of M&A Legal Maciej Kalinowski has joined Energix - Renewable Energies in Poland as its Head of Legal.  

Tomasz Pyrkowski has been appointed to Vice President & General Counsel EMEA and Global Legal Entity Management at Honeywell.

UiPath has appointed Raluca Gheorghiu to the role of Head of Legal Operations and Innovation.

Adina Burlacu has joined Kyndryl as its Country General Counsel for Romania.

On September 9, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that PeliPartners had advised WDP on the acquisition of the Arad Business Park logistics center. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Adrian Vitelaru, Chief Operating Officer at WDP Romania, to learn more about the acquisition.

Former Beeline Russia Head of Regional Compliance Officers & Compliance Investigations Ekaterina Kokareva has joined Ozon.ru as the company's Compliance Director in Moscow.

Russian Lawyer Petr Ivantsov was appointed to Vice President at Beeline Russia.

Sergey Dmitriev has joined the Volga-Dnepr Group in Moscow as its Global Group General Counsel.

Former PwC Director Dragan Lupsic has joined Heineken Srbija as Corporate Affairs Director.

The Fresenius Group has appointed Belgrade-based Marijana Poznan to Head of Legal Commercial EMEA Centar, Medical Technology/Care Enablement.

Srdjan Sisic has relocated to Montenegro to join One Crna Gora as its Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.

Former Telemach BH Head of Legal Mia Civic has returned to private practice to open up ODI Law's new Bosnia and Herzegovina office.

On October 5, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Dentons had provided pro bono advice to the non-profit organization Spolocnost Jaromira Krejcara to protect the cultural heritage site of the former Machnac spa house in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Martin Zaicek, Director at Jaromir Krejcar Society, to learn more about the matter.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Hamala Kluch Viglasky had advised Slovakia's Budamar Logistics on the formation of a joint venture with Austria's Innofreight Consulting & Logistics. CEEIHM spoke with Lubomir Loy, Director for Sales and Marketing and Member of the Board of Directors at Budamar Logistics, to learn more about the deal.

On July 28, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that ODI Law had advised Holding Slovenske Elektrarne on a EUR 350 million cross-border syndicated debt refinancing. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Matej Petrisic Assistant Head of Legal Affairs and Corporate Governance at Holding Slovenske Elektrarne, to learn more about the matter.

On February 2, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Ketler & Partners, a member of Karanovic, had advised Invera Equity Partners on its acquisition of a 58.2% stake in Marles Hise Maribor. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Janez Skrubej, Partner at Invera Equity Partners, to learn more about the matter.

On April 1, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that ODI Law had advised the MSIN Group on the acquisition by member company EGP of a 75.11% stake in Croatia-based cardboard packaging manufacturer Neograf from Croatian entrepreneur Dusan Boras. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Tina Bacic, Corporate Legal Advisor at MSIN Group, to learn more about the matter. 

Turkish lawyer Asli Yildiz has joined S4 Capital Group as its Head of Legal - Global Privacy in London.

Former Loomis Turkey Legal Affairs & Compliance Manager Nihat Ozbek has joined Guleryuz Partners as a Partner.

Former SOCAR Turkey Compliance Group Coordinator Necati Karabayir has joined SAP as its Lead Senior Legal Counsel – MENA & TR Export Control Coordinator.

Former Raben Ukraine General Counsel Iryna Kravtsova has joined Stephenson Harwood in London as a Legal Analyst.

Ukrainian lawyer Oleksandr Pankiv has joined Bank of America in London as a Director.

Russian Lawyer Petr Ivantsov was appointed to Vice President at Beeline Russia.