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Louise Cakar


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
01054 Kyiv
Languages English

Louise Çakar is an English-qualified solicitor specialising in advising multinationals on cross-border corporate transactions in emerging markets. Louise is based in the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, but has experience in various jurisdictions, having acted on mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and multi-jurisdictional re-organisations throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She has a particular focus on the financial institutions and services sector, as well as on the technology, media and communications, and energy sectors.

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Relevant experience

  • Horizon Capital, a leading private equity firm in Emerging Europe, on increasing its stake in Datagroup, Ukraine’s leading fibre infrastructure and digital services provider, from 73.46% to 96.13% via its USD 370m fund, Emerging Europe Growth Fund II, L.P.
  • Discovery Life Sciences on its acquisition of East West Biopharma, a Ukraine-based human bio-specimen solutions organisation which maintains the largest biocollection network in Ukraine
  • Meyer Bergman, a leading international real estate investment fund, on English and Ukrainian law aspects of its sale of Aladdin Shopping Mall in Kyiv, one of the biggest and most popular malls in Ukraine
  • EBRD on Banca Transilvania’s co-investment and acquisition of Victoriabank, Moldova’s third largest bank
  • GIC Private Limited, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on its acquisition of a major stake in a high-profile Turkish company for EUR 250m, one of the largest cross-border investments into Turkey that year
  • EMF Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on financial institutions in non-EU emerging markets, and a consortium of investors including DEG and FMO, on the acquisition of Turkey-listed non-life insurance company Aviva Sigorta from Aviva
  • MetLife Insurance on its re-organisation following its acquisition of Aviva in Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic
    A multinational telecommunications company on a complex fixed and mobile network sharing transaction in Emerging Europe which was cited as the first of its kind in the world
  • A leading financial institution, on an approximately EUR 80 million information technology services outsourcing arrangement with a global multinational outsourcing service provider
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2010 - BPP Law School, Holborn (UK)

2009 - University of Southampton, LLB (Hons)

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9 March 2019
CMS ad­vises on sale of one of Ky­iv’s largest shop­ping malls
CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has ad­vised lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al real es­tate in­vest­ment fund, Mey­er Berg­man, on the Ukrain­i­an and Eng­lish law as­pects of its...
19 November 2020
CMS ad­vises Dis­cov­ery Life Sci­ences on ac­quis­i­tion of East West Bio­pharma
CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv has ad­vised Dis­cov­ery Life Sci­ences (Dis­cov­ery), a US-based bio-spe­ci­men, ge­n­om­ic se­quen­cing, cell and im­mun­o­his­to­chem­istry ser­vices firm, on its ac­quis­i­tion...
12 June 2020
CMS as­sists TIS Group in suc­cess­ful clos­ing of land­mark trans­ac­tion mark­ing...
CMS Ky­iv is pleased to an­nounce that it has as­sisted TIS Group in the suc­cess­ful clos­ing of a joint ven­ture trans­ac­tion whereby DP World, one of the worlds’ largest port op­er­at­ors, entered Ukraine dir­ectly...