New press releaseNews,19/06/2019
Wolfgang Graf from Graf Patsch Taucher, the Austrian office of PONTES, was a jury member for the pitch challenge of Innovation Incubation Center of TU Vienna (Technical University). Other members of the jury represented SpeedInvest, TecNet and aws (the Austrian federal promotional bank). Graf Patsch Taucher sponsored a 5000 Euro cheque for the award winner NovoSome, a Team of three scientists from Technical University Vienna with the vision to increase patient compliance for pharmaceuticals by facilitating a novel drug delivery technology. Wolfgang is a long time University lecturer at TU Vienna and has supported start-ups such as contextflow and Procedural Design.
New press releaseNews,28/05/2019
Pontes Budapest advised Photon Energy Group in connection with the project financing of a solar power plant portfolio in Hungary. Interesting inside-out details on the deal are presented in an interview by CEE Legal Matters with Csaba Polgár, Head of our Budapest Office. You can read the full interview on the following LINK.
New press releaseNews,20/05/2019
The first issues of PONTES News Quarterly for 2019 is out!
Transactional and other interesting news from PONTES: the CEE lawyers legal network - read the new issue of PONTES News Quarterly 1|2019!
New press releaseNews,16/05/2019
All three partners of PONTES Austria (Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwälte GmbH) were ranked in Austrian business weekly “Trend”
The renowned Austrian business weekly “Trend” annually picks the top ten Austrian lawyers for a number of practice areas in a country-wide ranking exercise. As in last year’s ranking all three partners of PONTES Austria (Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwälte GmbH) were ranked in their practice areas in the top ten. This again highlights the top-quality services offered by the firm. Wolfgang Graf was ranked in the practice area company law, Alexander Patsch in the practice area real estate and Dr. Bernd Taucher in the practice area Mergers & Acquisitions. Bernd Taucher: “Besides international rankings such as Chambers, Legal 500 or JUVE which have covered our work very well for years, at least one of our partners was usually also ranked in the top ten of the Trend-ranking. It is of course a great honour for us to see for two years in a row now all the three of our partners ranked in the top ten of their practice areas and as you can imagine this makes us smile.”
New press releaseNews,24/04/2019
SOLIVAN, the Polish office of PONTES, have advised leading German project developer WKN
SOLIVAN Attorneys-at-law - member of PONTES the CEE lawyers have advised leading German project developer WKN, member of listed PNE Group, on the sale of the Polish wind farms "Barwice" (42 MW) at the end of 2018, and now also on the sale of the "Jasna" (132 MW), both ready for construction and awarded with a contract for difference after November 2018 auction. The purchasers have been German family office Wirtgen Invest for Barwice wind farm and Stadtwerke München, one of the largest German utilities, for Jasna wind farm. Those transactions constitute the quickest and largest portfolio sale after November 2018 auction in Poland. Construction of both wind farms is expected to be complete at mid of 2020.
The Solivan Pontes team advising on Polish legal matters was led by Christian Schnell, head of the Energy M&A team, joined by Associate Piotr Dziwniel. Wirtgen Invest was represented by SSW Law & Tax Warsaw, whereas Stadtwerke München was advised by CMS Hasche Sigle Stuttgart, and supported CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Warsaw office.
New press releaseNews,23/04/2019
JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., the Czech office of PONTES, advises Sedlacek Family on PONY Group Sale to Fine Gusto Nature
JSK has advised the Sedlacek family on the sale of PONY Auto Trend s.r.o. and PONY Plast s.r.o. to Fine Gusto Nature Trade s.r.o. The Marian Jerabek Law Firm in Brno reportedly advised Fine Gusto Nature Trade on the acquisition.
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New press releaseNews,15/04/2019
PONTES Firms Included in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 Edition
Several PONTES offices were ranked in the 2019 Edition of the prestigious law firms ranking The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA. The Czech office of PONTES, JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. as well as the Slovak office, Majerník & Miháliková, s.r.o. were recognized in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A categories. Gugushev and Partners Law Office from Bulgaria was singled out for their exceptional work in a number of areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; Energy and Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction. Meanwhile, Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna was recognized in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, and Real Estate categories.
New press releaseNews,12/04/2019
Majerník & Miháliková, s.r.o. & PONTES: the CEE lawyers hosted an event at the Embassy of Slovakia in London
Around 40 participants attended Majerník & Miháliková, s.r.o. & PONTES event at the Embassy of Slovakia in London on 10 April 2019 to discuss topics of “M&A in CEE 2018 and Brexit implications on selected legal sectors”. Tomáš Doležil from JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., the Czech office of PONTES, presented the recent updates on M&A in the CEE region followed by an overview of the implications of Brexit presented by Stefan Gugushev from Gugushev and Partners Law Office, the Bulgarian office of PONTES. The briefing was followed by a business mixer, where the participants including lawyers, bankers and investors had the opportunity to discuss further the topics and share their experience of working in the CEE region.
New press releaseNews,31/01/2019
Pontes Budapest in cooperation with Deloitte Legal advised on K&H Bank Loan to Photon Energy Group
Deloitte Legal has advised K&H Bank on long-term non-recourse project financing provided to Photon Energy Group for Photon Energy’s 11.5 MWp proprietary PV power plant portfolio in Hungary. Pontes Budapest advised Photo Energy on the deal.
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New press releaseNews,20/04/2018
PONTES firms included in Legal 500 2018 Edition
Several PONTES offices were ranked in the 2018 Edition of the prestigious Legal 500 guide to the best law firms. JŠK in Prague was recognised in the M&A/Corporate and Dispute Resolution categories, as was Bulgarian firm Gugushev & Partners, which was also recommended for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources and Real Estate & Construction. Meanwhile Graf Patsch Taucher in Vienna was singled out for its work in Banking & Finance, M&A/Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.
New press releaseNews,17/04/2018
JSK & PONTES: the CEE lawyers hosted a CEE energy and M&A event at the Czech Embassy in London
Around 40 participants attended a JSK & PONTES event at the Czech Embassy in London on 12 April 2018 entitled "CEE Energy and M&A". The briefing and round table discussion focused on the energy, M&A and private equity markets in CEE and was followed by a business mixer. The participants included lawyers, bankers and investors.
New press releaseNews,17/04/2018
JŠK, Majerník & Miháliková and Graf Patsch Taucher successfully represented ARBES Technologies in the acquisition of FINAMIS in Slovakia
The JŠK law firm in cooperation with Slovak law firm Majerník & Miháliková and Austrian firm Graf Patsch Taucher, all members of the Central European PONTES network, provided legal advisory services to ARBES Technologies, a member of the Expandia Group, in connection with the cross-border acquisition of Slovak software company FINAMIS.
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New press releaseNews,26/03/2018
PONTES offices ranked by Chambers and Partners
Three PONTES network offices were included by Chambers and Partners in its law firm rankings released at the beginning of March 2018. Majernik & Mihalikova in Slovakia scored well in the area of Corporate/M&A, while Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwälte in Austria was recommended for its Banking & Finance and Corporate M&A practice both in Europe and globally, as well as for Real Estate in Europe. Gugushev & Partners in Bulgaria was singled out for its work in the Corporate/Commercial, Energy and Real Estate categories.
New press releaseNews,18/12/2017
WFW and Solivan advise on 55 MW solar portfolio project financing in Poland
International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW“) and its Polish partner firm Solivan Pontes have advised Sequoia Investment Management (“Sequoia”) on the project financing of a 55 MW solar portfolio located in Poland. This transaction is the first large project financing under the newly implemented auction support systems in Central-Eastern Europe. For more information, please, click here.
New press releaseNews,01/12/2017
BSWW Legal & Tax and Solivan Advise on Sale of Galeria Swidnicka in Poland.
BSWW Legal & Tax has advised Rank Progress on the EUR 26.7 million sale of Galeria Swidnicka to the Catalyst Capital Fund (an SPV of Calioppe Investments). The Solivan firm advised the seller on the deal. For more information, please, click here.
New press releaseNews,18/01/2017
JŠK advised APS Holding on an agreement with Hellenic Bank of Cyprus for the management of real estate assets and the servicing of the non-performing loans of the Bank. For more information, please, click here.
New press releaseNews,27/07/2018
The PONTES office Solivan in Warsaw strengthens its PE&VC competence
The PONTES office Solivan in Warsaw (Poland) strengthens its team by PE&VC expert Dorota Przelaskowska, a legal counsel (radca prawny) with 20 years professional experience. Click here for more information.