Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, Dentons has worked on the most deals reported on the CEE Legal Matters website this year: a remarkable 44 as of May 24, 2022. CMS is in second place with 33 deals reported on the website, with Clifford Chance (31), Sorainen (29), and Allen & Overy (25) rounding out the top five.
It’s been a good start of the year for Polish law firms. Indeed, Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELM Direct website, Dentons Warsaw Partner Bartlomiej Kordeczka has worked on the most deals reported on the CEE Legal Matters website so far this year – eight – placing him just ahead of fellow Warsaw lawyers Andrzej Stosio and Blazej Zagorski, of Norton Rose Fulbright and CMS, respectively, both of whom have worked on 7?
Bondoc si Asociatii has advised the Bucharest Municipality on the private placement and admission to trading of 55,500 bonds with a total issuance nominal value of RON 555 million. The issuance was intermediated by a syndicate of BRD Groupe Societe Generale and Raiffeisen Bank. Dentons advised the banks.
In August 2021, the Czech Supreme Court issued a ruling in which it found a provider of a file-sharing service liable for infringement of Czech laws against unfair competition. The decision takes a somewhat unorthodox approach to unfair competition, as it recognizes that particular business models benefitting from “free riding” may in themselves constitute an unlawful practice. For a European audience, it may also be interesting to learn how the court disapplied the safe harbor liability exception for hosting services and how the CJEU’s case law influenced the judgment.
Dentons has advised Redefine Properties and EPP on the establishment of two joint ventures to manage a portfolio of 22 retail and three office properties in Poland: Horse JV and Community Properties JV. South African law firms ENSAfrica and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr reportedly advised Redefine and EPP on the Community Properties deal as well.
Timea Bana, Radoslaw Goral, Marceli Kasperkiewicz, and Michal Wasiak have been promoted to Partner as part of Dentons' recent promotion round that also included the recently reported promotion of Tomasz Zwolinski to Partner (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 28, 2022).