Central and Eastern Europe

The accession of a number of the central and eastern European states to the European Union has presented our clients with significant opportunities to expand in the region. By working with the right lawyers and actively maintaining these relationships, we keep pace with developments in these fast moving markets.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Eesti Energia AS, the Estonian state-owned energy company, on a high-value dispute between its wholly owned subsidiary and a US contractor in relation to a turnkey contract for the repowering of two power plants.

UBS Investment Bank, as financial adviser to Hurriyet Invest B.V. (Hurriyet), on the recommended cash offer by Hurriyet for Trader Media East, a leading provider of print and online classified advertising in the Russian, CIS, Baltics and Eastern European region.

Marks and Spencer on the expansion of its international franchising into various territories, which included in 2007 new franchise agreements in the Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia and the renewal of existing arrangements in Hungary.

Provident Financial and its demerged international business, International Personal Finance, on their financing arrangements in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Recent Work