294 | 2017 | The Leading Law Firms
on the acquisition of 208 filling stations in Central Europe from Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni, including 125 filling stations based in the Czech Republic. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) on the sale of its Czech subsidiary, LBBW Bank CZ to Expobank from Russia. Advent International on the sale of Partner in Pet Food, a leading European manufacturer of private-label pet food, to Pamplona Capital Management. LAMA Group on the acquisition of operator of satellite TV broadcasting DIGI Czech Republic from RCS & RDS. Triglav INT on the sale of its Czech subsidiary Triglav pojišťovna, to VIGO Finance, part of VIGO Investments Group. mBank on the sale of its 100% stake in the Transfinance factoring business to UniCredit. Raiffeisen on the financing in connection with the cross-border acquisition of a logistics portfolio by P3 from CA Immobilien. ING, UniCredit and Raiffeisen on a EUR 150m leveraged acquisition by MEP of Alpha Medical, a leading laboratory diagnostics provider in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. HSBC as agent and arranger on a syndicated loan to UK listed company Stock Spirits plc with operations in Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovak Republic. Stock Spirits Group is a leading spirits business in Central and Eastern Europe and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Erste Bank on the refinancing of a loan provided by Komercni banka to Smichov Gate, a modern office building in the Prague 5 district. This transaction involved a special and rare type of financing arrangement to accommodate the borrower’s requirement that they have an account with a Czech bank. Mother company was primarily Czech. Standard Life on the acquisition of a retail park portfolio. The portfolio included two of the biggest retail parks in the Czech Republic and one retail park in Poland. REDSIDE on an acquisition from a German real estate fund of a prime office portfolio located in Prague and comprising four office buildings having in total 24,660 sqm of gross lettable area. Invesco Real Estate on the sale of shopping centre Varyáda situated in Karlovy Vary to European Prop-
erty Group. Varyáda shopping center consists of ca. 18,000 sqm of retail space. Deka Immobilien on the sale of Panorama Business Center to Mint Investments. Pramerica on the sale of a portfolio of 6 logistics park in Czech Republic and Slovakia to Blackstone. Prologis on the acquisition of Westgate logistics park. Siemens in a dispute concerning a major tender linked to the modernisation of the railways in Slovakia.
ABOUT CMS Founded in 1999, CMS is a full-service top 10 international law firm, the largest in Europe, based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2013 Global 100). With 60 offices in 34 countries across the world, employing over 3,000 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30. CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 18 expert practice and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Intellectual Property, Lifesciences, Real Estate, TMT and Tax.
CEE M & A LEGAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR Mergermarket Awards 2012, 2014 "The lawyers are very proactive and the quality of communication is high."
CHAMBERS GLOBAL "These lawyers are incredibly approachable and willing to help. They take the time to go through the process with you, making you feel that you are in good hands."
CHAMBERS EUROPE "This firm has profound expertise in banking and financial law and brings the corporate culture and expertise of the international law firm, while maintaining reliable contact with the client on the ground." Chambers Global