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Central and Eastern Europe

With more than 40 lawyers and consultants in our Central and Eastern European group, our International practice has extensive experience of Central and Eastern Europe, which includes the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYR), Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey.

A number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in these countries speak Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Montenegrin, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, and Slovenian. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

McGuireWoods has a long history serving clients in Central and Eastern Europe, advising across a wide variety of practice areas. In addition to having fostered excellent working relationships with top local law firms, including fellow members of global legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi, we have also developed the requisite detailed knowledge of cultural nuances that facilitate collaboration with local counsel.

We serve governments, global corporations, institutional investors, financial institutions and regional companies who seek to do business within the emerging European region, which includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Similarly, we serve clients in the neighboring European Union: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, SlovakRepublic and Slovenia.

McGuireWoods has a number of lawyers with extensive experience in Central and Eastern Europe, both with McGuireWoods and, previously, with ‘magic-circle’ and other major firms. Individual experience includes heading the Turkey desk at a magic-circle firm and working on transactions in Bulgaria, CzechRepublic and Turkey. McGuireWoods’ current London managing partner ran the Bucharest office of a well-known law firm, gaining invaluable experience in Romania and Hungary, as well as in a number of other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The team also has wide-ranging experience in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. One team member has been seconded to one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies. In this role he worked in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. Another of our partners is well known for his efforts in Central and Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, where he was awarded the Czech Government’s Gold Medal of Merit. Yet another partner has an energy and infrastructure practice spanning the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.

McGuireWoods Consulting, our full-service public affairs subsidiary, maintains an office in Bucharest, Romania. This serves as a hub for business development, strategic communication, public affairs and government relations services for important transcontinental clients. In its representation of a major American multinational auto manufacturer in Romania, McGuireWoods Consulting played an integral role in helping the auto giant to purchase a vehicle manufacturing plant in Craiova. It also continues to advise one of the world’s largest meat producers and processors on public affairs and government relations in Eastern Europe.

CONTACTS

Simon J. Cox Partner T: +44 20 7632 1721
Donald E. King Partner T: +1 804 775 4325
Philip J. Newhouse Partner T: +44 20 7632 1677
Petar Orlic Partner T: +44 20 7632 1675
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Apollo

Advising Apollo in the €210 million joint venture acquisition of a shopping centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Representative Matter

Automotive electronics and mechatronics supplier

Managed a multinational internal inquiry into operations and internal controls of a automotive electronics and mechatronics supplier in connection with US Department of Justice (DOJ) global corruption investigation.
Representative Matter

Bulgarian Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources and the Privatisation Agency

Advising the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources and the Privatisation Agency in connection with the privatisation of seven regional Electricity Distribution Companies which were sold to CEZ, Eon-Energie and EVN.
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Client renovating manufacturing facilities

Advising a client in the renovation of manufacturing facilities in Turkey, Romania, the Czech Republic and Russia, including rescue of the Russian facility after the collapse of the ruble by an equity infusion in the form of intellectual property.
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Fortune 500 company

Conducted FCPA program review and audit for a Fortune 500 company covering its businesses in North America, Europe and Asia, consisting of site reviews of operations throughout Eastern Europe, including Poland.
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Government of Romania

Preparing legal due diligence for 20 Romania-based companies to be sold by the state on the basis of PHARE funding.
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Government of Romania

Representation of the Government of Romania regarding the opening of their energy and other markets to US investment.
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Green investment fund

Representing green investment fund in connection with its formation, capital raising and development activities for a series of renewable energy projects in Eastern Europe, consisting of waste to energy, solar, hydro, biomass, and wind, including solar PV facilities in Bulgaria.
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HSBC

Advising the underwriter (HSBC) in connection with the IPO of Sinpas GYO a Turkish Real Estate Company.
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Individual

Advising an individual on the possibility of extradition proceedings by the Republic of Romania in connection with criminal fraud proceedings in Romania and coordinating with criminal advisers in Romania and England to prepare a Defense.
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Investment consortium

Development of investment consortium led by Russian conglomerate and acquisition of $2 billion interest in chemical plant and other privatized assets (Turkey) and related $400 million secured loan facility.
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Joint venture developer of the Maritza East III project

Project counsel for the joint venture developer of the Maritza East III project for privatization and US $350 million refurbishment of an existing 800 MW lignite-fired generation facility in Bulgaria and related cross-border sales of power into Turkey.
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Merrill Lynch

Advising Merrill Lynch in a multi-million Euro shopping centre acquisition and development in Zagreb, Croatia.
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Merrill Lynch

Advising Merrill Lynch on the re-structure and re-finance of a multi-million Euro real estate portfolio.
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Merrill Lynch

Advising Merrill Lynch in the development and management of a shopping centre in Belgrade, Serbia.
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Mobile phone company

Advising a mobile phone company in connection with an acquisition in the Czech Republic.
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Moldovan bank

Advising a local Moldovan bank in connection with an investment by EBRD.
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OMV, the major Austrian oil company

Purchase by OMV, the major Austrian oil company, of Romanian located assets of Hungarian oil company MOL, involving the jurisdictions of: Hungary, Austria and Romania under English law.
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Private equity fund

Advising a Private Equity fund in connection with a Croatian hotel investment.
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Private equity real estate fund

Advising a Private Equity real estate fund in connection with a logistics acquisition in the Czech Republic.
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Milt Cerney Milton Cerny
Counsel
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1711
F: +1 804 698 2278
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Simon J Cox Simon J. Cox
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1721
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Patrick A De Ridder Patrick A. De Ridder
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +1 804 775 4369
F: +1 804 698 2221
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T:+44 20 7632 1716
F: +44 20 7632 1638

Ryan Giggs Ryan E. Giggs
Associate
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6682
F: +1 832 214 9936
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Adam Greaves Adam Greaves
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1649
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Melanie Holloway Melanie C. Holloway
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1019
F: +1 804 698 2027
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Jura N Junnila Jura N. Junnila
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1619
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Wade M Kennedy Wade M. Kennedy
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 5748
F: +1 312 698 4530
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Donald E King Donald E. King
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4325
F: +1 804 698 2102
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Mark J La Fratta Mark J. La Fratta
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1106
F: +1 804 698 2096
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Mark Langford Mark Langford
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1683
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Harrison L Marshall Jr. Harrison L. Marshall Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2004
F: +1 704 444 8750
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Hardeep S Nahal Hardeep S. Nahal
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1680
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Simon Clark Simon A. Neilson-Clark
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1725
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Philip J Newhouse Philip J. Newhouse
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1677
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Gabriella V Olson-Welsh Gabriella V. Olson-Welsh
Senior Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1673
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Petar Orlic Petar Orlic
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1675
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Thomas Piper Thomas J. Piper
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1718
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Anand V Ramana Anand V. Ramana
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1734
F: +1 202 828 2973
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Bernadette Rappold Bernadette M. Rappold
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1754
F: +1 202 828 3303
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Maria Rasmussen Maria P. Rasmussen
Senior Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4334
F: +1 804 698 2212
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Vivian Robinson QC Vivian Robinson QC
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1732
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Speaking Engagement

Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

The role of the national and European courts

October 30, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Antitrust Regulation in Russia

Private litigations

October 13, 2014
Brussels
Belgium
Speaking Engagement

Post-Annual Leadership Training

Developments in Civil Litigation in the EU

August 14, 2014
Speaking Engagement

Summer Course on EU and WTO Trade Law

In the Spotlight: The EU, US and China – Overview of Chinese subsidy schemes countervailed by the EU

July 7-10, 2014
Trier
Federal Repu
Event

European Data Protection and Security Conference

June 24, 2014
Brussels
Belgium
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Article

Double Trouble

Matthew Hall reports on the expansion of competition law litigation in the EU

Procurement & Outsourcing Journal
November/December 2014
Article

Arrêt "Google Spain"

l'étendue du droit à l'oubli

Journal de droit européen
October 2014
Paul Van den Bulck, n° 211, p289-290
Article

New Public Procurement Rules in the EU

International Construction Law Review
July 2014
Article

Protective Orders in Trade Defence Investigations

Global Trade and Customs Journal
June 2014
Legal Alert

The Impact of Data Protection on E-commerce

Password Protected
June 18, 2014
Article

To Whom Are You Announcing? EU Authorities Focus on Price Signaling

"Hot Topics" in International Law
May 2014
Matthew Hall, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, International Antitrust Law Committee
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