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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.

Former Mriya Agroholding Chief Legal Counsel Sergiy Ignatovsky has joined Redcliffe Partners as a Partner within the firm’s Litigation and Restructuring practices.

John Giannakakis, General Counsel of the Andromeda Group, shares his insights on data protection and cybersecurity compliance issues – made all the more pressing in a COVID-19 context – and the best practices he has developed for assessing risks and nurturing a compliance culture.

Zsuzsanna Lippai, Legal and Compliance Manager at Mercedes-Benz, explains how she had to adapt her negotiation style in a COVID-19 world.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Hedman Partners had agreed to serve as legal advisor to Solaride on its project to build a solar-powered car in Estonia. CEEIHM spoke with Kristel Leif, Chief Executive Officer at Solaride, to learn more about the matter.

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

Mehmet Tekergul has joined Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi A.S. as its Legal Advisory Vice President in Istanbul.

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

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

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.

Former Veolia Energie Romania Head of Legal Department & Data Protection Officer Georgeta Szabo has joined CWP Global in Bucharest as Legal Manager.

On December 6, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that PwC Legal had advised Spanish railway company Renfe on the acquisition of a stake in the Czech carrier Leo Express. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Manel Villalante i Llaurado, Chief Strategy Officer at Renfe, to learn more about the matter.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Gugushev & Partners had helped Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co KG, part of Northern Germany's Lurssen shipyard group, win a public tender for the supply of two multipurpose modular patrol vessels to the Bulgarian Navy. CEEIHM spoke with Dirk Malgowski, Managing Director at Fr. Lurssen Werft, to learn more about the matter.

On January 18, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that DGKV had represented the Mezzanine Partners consortium in a public procurement dispute with the Bulgarian Fund of Funds. CEEIHM spoke with Evgeny Angelov, Managing Partner at Silverline Capital, to learn more. 

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

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

On April 29, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that PwC Legal had advised Benefit Systems on its acquisition of 75% of the shares and agreement on the optional acquisition of 25% of shares in Lunching.pl. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Iwona Rykaczewska-Kuderska, Head of Legal at Benefit Systems, to learn more about the acquisition.

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.

Karolis Gudas has been promoted to Deputy Head of Legal Department, focusing on disputes and claims, at Rail Baltica. in Lithuania.

Former Air Serbia General Counsel Branko Gabric has joined BDK Advokati as Counsel and Head of the Compliance; Investigation Practice.

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

On May 21, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Ellex Valiunas had successfully represented Western Baltija Shipbuilding in its appeal of a public procurement award to a consortium of Finnish companies to provide a specialized vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces to eliminate pollution incidents and carry out rescue operations in the Baltic Sea. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Andrius Digrys, General Legal Counsel at Western Baltija Shipbuilding, to learn more about the deal.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Gugushev & Partners had helped Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co KG, part of Northern Germany's Lurssen shipyard group, win a public tender for the supply of two multipurpose modular patrol vessels to the Bulgarian Navy. CEEIHM spoke with Dirk Malgowski, Managing Director at Fr. Lurssen Werft, 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.

Revetas Capital has appointed Joanna Przybyl as General Counsel in Poland.

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.

Ilke Ozun Deniz has joined KPMG Turkiye as its Legal Affairs and Compliance Manager in Istanbul.

Ana Banicevic has become Legal Counsel at the TMF Group in Belgrade.

Former Globalworth Head of Legal Judyta Sawicka has joined Echo Investment in Poland as its Head of Investment and Divestment.

On August 30, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii had advised Meta Estate Trust on its IPO and listing of shares on the AeRO market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Raluca Dragan, CFO at Meta Estate Trust, to learn more about the matter.

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.

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

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

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