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02/09/2021
CMS strengthens bank­ing and fin­ance team in Po­land and CEE
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ar­rival of a team of law­yers with ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in ad­vising cli­ents on fin­an­cing trans­ac­tions. Ra­fał Za­krzewski, who spe­cial­ises in in­ter­na­tion­al...
17/08/2021
CMS ad­vises AL­PLA on its latest im­port­ant in­vest­ment: The pack­aging spe­cial­ist...
As one of the world's lead­ing sup­pli­ers of plastic pack­aging, the Aus­tri­an group is in­creas­ingly fo­cus­ing on bio­de­grad­able ma­ter­i­als. AL­PLA was ad­vised by CMS on the ac­quis­i­tion of a sig­ni­fic­ant minor­ity stake in the Slov­aki­an com­pany Panara a.s. "We are very pleased that we were once again able to sup­port AL­PLA on a stra­tegic­ally im­port­ant trans­ac­tion", says Al­ex­an­der Rakosi, Part­ner at CMS Aus­tria. For AL­PLA, the in­volve­ment in Panara a.s. means a strength­en­ing of its activ­it­ies in the field of al­tern­at­ive, sus­tain­able raw ma­ter­i­als for pack­aging. Panara a.s. de­vel­ops com­pletely bio-based and bio­de­grad­able plastics, which will also be used by AL­PLA in the fu­ture fur­ther­ing the no­tion of a func­tion­ing cir­cu­lar eco­nomy. AL­PLA was com­pre­hens­ively ad­vised by the CMS teams in Vi­enna and Brat­is­lava on the trans­ac­tion. The CMS team in Vi­enna con­sisted of lead part­ner Al­ex­an­der Rakosi (Cor­por­ate/M&A), seni­or as­so­ci­ate Georg Gut­fleisch (Cor­por­ate/M&A) and part­ner Di­eter Zand­ler (Com­pet­i­tion Law). The CMS team in Brat­is­lava, which provided com­pre­hens­ive sup­port on the due di­li­gence re­view and as­sist­ance on the trans­ac­tion doc­u­ment­a­tion, in­volved Man­aging Part­ner Oliv­er Wern­er (Cor­por­ate/M&A), Part­ner Soňa Hanková (Cor­por­ate/M&A), Seni­or As­so­ci­ate Bar­bora Korenecová, As­so­ci­ate Natália Jánošková, Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ates Terezia Rus­náková and Pavel Straka. The team also in­cluded Slov­ak pat­ent at­tor­ney Len­ka Litváková, who ad­vised on all in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty mat­ters.
29/07/2021
New Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or for CMS
Frank­furt, 29 Ju­ly 2021
2021
Hotel In­vest­ment Scene in CEE
In 2020, the hotel sec­tor in CEE-6 (Bul­garia, Czech Re­pub­lic, Hun­gary, Po­land, Ro­mania and Slov­akia) saw trans­ac­tions of just EUR 370m. This fig­ure was far be­low ini­tial ex­pect­a­tions for the year (EUR...
12/05/2021
CMS fur­ther strengthens pro­cure­ment, de­fence and in­fra­struc­ture prac­tice...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Wladek Rzycki as a part­ner in its In­fra­struc­ture and Pro­jects Group. Wladek is based in the firm’s Warsaw of­fice and will fo­cus on...
26/04/2021
CMS named CEE Law Firm of the Year at Cham­bers Europe Awards 2021
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Cham­bers Europe Awards, where CMS has once again been re­cog­nised as the lead­ing law firm in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe. The Cham­bers...
22/03/2021
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
The Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist: Cent­ral and East­ern Europe show­cases the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in a broad sweep of coun­tries, stretch­ing from Aus­tria and Po­land to the Balt­ic Na­tions and down to Ser­bia...
05/03/2021
CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in Roh­lik Group
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a group of in­vestors, led by Partech and in­clud­ing EBRD, Quad­rille Cap­it­al and J&T Bank, on a EUR 190m fun­drais­ing for Roh­lik Group (Roh­lik), one of Europe’s lead­ing...
17/12/2020
In­form­a­tion sys­tem for waste man­age­ment in Slov­akia
In Janu­ary 2020, new Slov­ak waste le­gis­la­tion in­tro­duced an elec­tron­ic in­form­a­tion sys­tem for waste man­age­ment. The Waste Man­age­ment In­form­a­tion Sys­tem is a cent­ral in­form­a­tion sys­tem es­tab­lished by the...
16/12/2020
CMS UK at­tains CDP’s A- score for cli­mate ac­tion and sus­tain­ab­il­ity pro­gramme
CMS UK is pleased to an­nounce that it has been awar­ded a score of A- by CDP in re­cog­ni­tion of its con­tinu­ous ef­forts to tackle cli­mate change is­sues as part of its Cli­mate Ac­tion and Sus­tain­ab­il­ity pro­gramme. The...
19/11/2020
CEE busi­nesses keen on ‘green’ Belt & Road Ini­ti­at­ive op­por­tun­it­ies, CMS...
CEE busi­nesses are in­creas­ingly in­ter­ested in en­vir­on­ment­ally-friendly and sus­tain­able sec­tors as areas for fu­ture Belt & Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) in­vest­ments, while tra­di­tion­al trade-re­lated sec­tors such...
02/11/2020
CEE busi­nesses to ramp up di­git­al­isa­tion ef­forts des­pite chal­len­ging times,...
Com­pan­ies across a range of sec­tors in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe (CEE) be­lieve that di­git­al­isa­tion is key to en­abling them to achieve busi­ness goals such as re­du­cing costs, in­creas­ing pro­ductiv­ity and...