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Linklaters has advised European Logistics Investment on its EUR 111 million loan agreement with Berlin Hyp. CMS reportedly advised Berlin Hyp on the deal.

Delta Legal has advised CTP on its acquisition of Business Park Chrastava's owner and operator Renwon. Pelikan Krofta Kohoutek advised the seller.

Balicki Czekanski Gryglewski Lewczuk has advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on its PLN 500 million financing for Polish mobile network Play. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Play on the transaction.

Schoenherr, working with Paul Hastings, has advised French-based Sendinblue on the acquisition of Bulgarian e-commerce metrics company Metrilo from its founders and investors. Atanassov & Ivanov reportedly advised Metrilo on the deal.

Noerr has advised Polish logistics company X-press Couriers on its sale to e-commerce platform Allegro. DLA Piper advised the buyer.

Esquires has successfully represented Solum before the Darnytskyi District Court of Kyiv in lifting the arrest imposed upon a 3,500-square-meter property purchased at public auction.

Orrick has advised Rossum on raising USD 100 million from General Catalyst in a Series A funding round. Ropes and Gray reportedly advised GC.

Linklaters has advised CBRE Investment Management on the acquisition of 7R Park Poznan East and 7R Park Sosnowiec from 7R.

Wolf Theiss has advised Banca Comerciala Romana on its inaugural RON 500 million issuance of senior preferred green notes under its multi issuer EMTN Program.

PRK Partners has advised Czech technology company Trask on its acquisition of an ownership interest in Bell & Hurry.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised Irrico Limited on the sale of a Russian agricultural holding company.

MCL has advised Slovakian Fun Media Group on the acquisition of Corporate Legal which owns a broadcasting license for Radio Vlna. The HKV Law Firm reportedly advised the seller.

Dentons has promoted Patricia Gossanyiova to Partner and appointed her Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice in Slovakia.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has announced that Alicja Sarna and Robert Jaszczuk have joined the firm’s tax law practice as Partners.

Gawronski & Partners has promoted its Head of Public Procurement Jacek Liput to Partner.

Istanbul-based Derin Altan and Ates Turnaoglu, Warsaw-based Marek Sawicki, and Prague-based Jan Stejskal, together with Paris-based Russian lawyer Olga Fedosova, have been appointed Partner at White & Case, as part of its global promotion round.

Former Kapolyi Attorney Daniel Nagy has joined Kinstellar’s Budapest office as a Senior Associate and Head of the firm's local TMT practice.

Linklaters Counsel Michal Miecinski will join CMS as a Partner in the firm's real estate and construction team in Poland, starting in November 2021.

Former Schoenherr Partner and Head of Real Estate in Poland Marta Bijak-Haiduk has joined Deloitte Legal as a Partner, along with a team of lawyers. Bijak-Haiduk will be leading the Deloitte Legal real estate advisory team, starting January 2022.

Morgan Lewis has announced that Alexey Chertov has been promoted to Partner as of October 1, 2021.

Katarzyna Sulimierska has joined the Warsaw office of Schoenherr as a Partner and the new Head of the firm's local Real Estate practice.

Paulina Komorowska has rejoined PwC Legal Polska as Counsel and Head of TMT/IP and Data Protection.

Czech lawyer Petr Dohnal has been promoted to Partner at Havel & Partners.

Turkish lawyer Seyfi Can Kandemir has joined Morgan Lewis’ London office as Partner.

A bill to exempt the minimum wage from personal income tax in order to reduce the tax burden on low wages was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament on 20 September 2021. The proposal aims to amend the Personal Income Tax Act. According to the preamble of the bill, the exemption is necessary, since the income of minimum wage earners is increasingly falling behind average earnings and the total tax burden on wages is one of the highest in Europe.

The Labour Law (“Official Gazette of RS”, no. 24/2005, 61/2005, 54/2009, 32/2013, 75/2014, 13/2017 – decision of the CC, 113/2017 and 95/2018 – authentic interpretation) (the “Law”) prescribes that employer shall be obliged, prior to the termination of employment agreement due to violation of working obligation or working discipline, to notify the employee in writing on the existence of reasons for such termination, as well as to provide the employee with a period of minimum eight days from the warning submission to declare on the subject allegations. Employer is obliged to state grounds for termination in the warning, as well as facts and evidence indicating the fulfilment of requirements for termination, and deadline for submitting the employee’s response thereof.

Extended loan moratorium, tax return for families, exemption for personal income tax for young adults under 25, new pension premium are the most important tax changes in connection with the central budget as off 2022.

Franchising may be an attractive proposition for many companies wishing to expand internationally. Knowing how to structure your franchise, and to identify the next steps for expansion into other countries, is crucial.

Hungary joins global minimum corporate tax agreement, as Mihály Varga, Finance Minister on Hungary announced on 8 October 2021. Mr. Varga highlighted three key points of the deal for Hungary.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the last part of which discusses other consequences of the pandemic not yet mentioned as well as sector barriers and suggested state actions.

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (IF) has agreed on 8 October 2021 a two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. The Republic of Serbia is one of 136 jurisdictions that have agreed to the solution.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the third of which focuses on patients’ rights, the product market and an evaluation of the state’s actions during the pandemic.

Distribution of assets sometimes leads to disputes between heirs and cause undesirable consequences. In this respect, many people prefer to decide how their estate will be distributed by making testamentary dispositions while they are still alive. Hence, in order to eliminate possible conflicts between heirs or for other reasons, individuals may choose to plan their estate prior to their death, based on personal wishes. Today, more people than ever prioritize estate planning.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the second of which concentrates on the impact of the pandemic on reimbursement and on the organisation of the healthcare system.

According to a recently published ruling, the German Federal Labour Court says you can. Here is how.

Two laws of 15 July 2021 on amending transitional provisions of the Tax Code and the Customs Code of Ukraine "to promote the development of ecological transport in Ukraine" (Nos. 1660-ix, 1661-ix) will introduce some tax and customs facilitations with effect from 1 January 2022.

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On June 14, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that the former DLA Piper office in Ukraine had merged with Kinstellar. We spoke with Co-Managing Partners Olena Kuchynska, Margarita Karpenko, and Senior Counsel Daniel Bilak – the Management Committee of the combined team – to learn more about the merger and their plans going forward.

On August 23, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that GKC Partners had advised Yemeksepeti – the Turkish subsidiary of Delivery Hero, on its acquisition of Turkish online shopping platform Marketyo Bilisim Teknoloji A.S. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Deniz Ozkan Ergun, Senior Manager, Head of M&A Legal (LATAM & MENA) of Delivery Hero to learn more about the acquisition.