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Greenberg Traurig Represented CVC Capital Partners in the Acquisition of Leading Convenience Retailer Żabka from Mid Europa Partners

Posted in M&A
Greenberg Traurig advised CVC Capital Partners with respect to an agreement for the acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners. The transaction is subject to customary competition authority clearance. The sale of Żabka is the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland. Żabka… Continue Reading

Another Major Step for Greenberg Traurig’s Already Strong European Real Estate Sector: Danielle Martin to Join in London as Shareholder

Posted in New Hire, Real Estate
Greenberg Traurig is pleased to confirm that Danielle Martin has announced she will leave Reed Smith to join us as a shareholder in London, adding to the momentum since the six-partner KWM group joined us there last week. Dani focuses her practice on complex transactions in the private equity real estate sector and is set… Continue Reading

The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

Posted in Employment law
Background The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the Regulations) and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum was published 6 December 2016. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Regulations will come into force 6 April 2017. The Regulations introduce a mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirement for non-public sector employers with at least… Continue Reading

Brexit: The Great Repeal Bill and the EU’s Chemicals, Emissions, and Medicines Regimes

Posted in Brexit, Environmental
As discussed in our recent GT Alert, “Brexit: 100 Day Update“,  the UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced plans for a “Great Repeal Bill” for the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA). Under the ECA, European Union (EU) law was established as part of the UK’s legal order and was given supremacy… Continue Reading

New Anti-Corruption Law in France: Mandatory Compliance Program for Large Companies

Posted in Compliance Programs, Corporate
On 8 November 2016, the French Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation.  Championed by the Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, the law that is commonly known as Sapin II will fundamentally change the compliance landscape for French companies.  In particular, it will place a positive obligation on large companies, and their subsidiaries, to implement anti-corruption compliance… Continue Reading

Online Gambling in the UK – CMA Investigates Consumer Protection Concerns

Posted in Gaming
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently launched an investigation into the treatment of customers by online gambling companies. This is in response to concerns raised by the Gambling Commission that certain aspects of behaviour by online gambling companies, including misleading promotions, unfair terms, and the blocking of payouts might be breaching consumer… Continue Reading

Environmental Crimes by Companies Will Now be Prosecuted at the International Criminal Court

Posted in Environmental, International Law
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on 15 September 2016 that it will start to investigate environmental crimes under international law, raising the prospect that company executives could be prosecuted in The Hague in respect of corporate activities with serious environmental impacts. An ICC policy paper on case selection and prioritisation states that the ICC… Continue Reading

Brexit: Implications for the Gaming Industry

Posted in Brexit, Gaming, M&A
This note addresses the impact of Brexit on the gaming industry. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. In particular, it considers the… Continue Reading

Breach of Warranty Claims – Teoco UK Limited (Claimant) v Aircom Jersey 4 Limited and Aircom Global Operations Limited (Defendants) [2015] EWHC (Ch)

Posted in Corporate, M&A
In the recent case of Teoco UK Limited v Aircom Jersey 4 Limited and Aircom Global Operations Limited [2015] EWHC (Ch), the High Court considered the validity of breach of warranty claim notification letters. Facts The claimant acquired two companies and their subsidiaries from the defendants. In the sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) the defendants… Continue Reading

The UK Votes to Leave the European Union

Posted in Antitrust Trade & Regulation, Brexit, Competition Law
The UK voted yesterday to leave the European Union. The timetable for the UK’s exit, the terms of exit, and the UK’s post-exit relationship with the European Union (EU), are still to be determined, which will take time. Until these issues are clarified, firms with a UK presence, or UK customers, will have to address… Continue Reading

Legal Update: Directors’ Duties – Eclairs Group Limited & another (Appellants) v. JKX Oil & Gas Plc (Respondent)

Posted in Corporate
In the recent case of Eclairs Group Limited & another v. JKX Oil & Gas Plc [2015] UKSC 71, the Supreme Court considered the duty of directors to exercise powers “only for the purposes for which they are conferred” (s171 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)). Facts Eclairs and Glengary were shareholders in JKX… Continue Reading

Rudolph W. Giuliani to Join Greenberg Traurig in New York

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Global Firm Makes Major Strategic Moves in Crisis Management, Cybersecurity, White Collar Defense and Investigations NEW YORK (January 19, 2016) — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to… Continue Reading

UK Businesses’ Understanding of Competition Law

Posted in Competition Law
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published the findings of research it commissioned to examine UK businesses’ understanding of competition law.  The aim of the research was to gauge businesses’ awareness of competition law, their understanding of anti-competitive behaviours and the resulting penalties, businesses’ preferred sources of information about compliance, and the awareness… Continue Reading

Gillian Sproul to Join Greenberg Traurig Maher

Posted in New Hire
London – 30 April 2015 – Highly regarded antitrust litigation and competition attorney, Gillian Sproul will join Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP, the London office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as a shareholder in the firm’s Antitrust Litigation & Competition Practice. Gillian joins from Mayer Brown JSM. Gillian brings depth to the Greenberg Traurig… Continue Reading

Welcoming Joel Wheeler to Greenberg Traurig’s London Office

Posted in New Hire
Internationally acclaimed corporate lawyer Joel Wheeler has joined the London office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice. Joel had most recently served as a partner in Crowell & Moring since 2009, based in its London office. His practice focuses on a wide range of… Continue Reading

European Commission Raises the Stakes for Undertakings to Comply with EU Merger Control Rules

Posted in M&A
The European Commission (Commission) imposed a fine of EUR 20 million on Marine Harvest, the Norwegian salmon farmer and processor, after it acquired a 48.5 percent stake in its competitor Morpol prior to obtaining the required clearance from the Commission under the European Union Merger Regulation (EUMR). The EUMR requires parties to a transaction that… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig is Lead Sponsor for The MIXiii Israel Innovation Conference

Posted in Firm Sponsorships
International law firm Greenberg Traurig will serve as the lead sponsor for the MIXiii Israel Innovation Conference, which will debut a conference format to uniquely combine Biomed and High-tech presentations and activities.  The conference will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds May 20-22, 2014. This new conference format, led by IATI, Israel’s umbrella organization… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Represents BNP Paribas in its Public Offering of Shares Listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange

Posted in Deals
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig advised BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. and its French main shareholder, BNP Paribas SA, in the public offering of shares of BNP Paribas Poland listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The value of the offer was PLN 231.2 million. (Approximately US$75 million) Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Dom Maklerski… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on Creation of Poland’s Largest Media and Telecom Group

Posted in Deals
International law firm Greenberg Traurig provided advice on Cyfrowy Polsat S.A.’s acquisition of Polkomtel, the operator of the “Plus” mobile network. The transaction creates the largest media and telecommunication group in the region and one of the largest corporations in Poland. Greenberg Traurig advised Cyfrowy Polsat on all aspects of the transaction, starting from negotiating… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Teams Assist Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited in its first Acquisition of Sub-Saharan African banking group BancABC for up to $265M

Posted in Deals
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP assisted Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited (Atlas Mara) in connection with its first acquisition following its incorporation and listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in December 2013. Atlas Mara announced on 31 March that it had concluded agreements to acquire a majority of BancABC, a leading multi-country, multi-service… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Worldwide Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

Posted in Awards
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 40 attorneys recognized in the 2014 edition of the prestigious legal services directory Chambers Global. Additionally, the directory recognizes 16 of the firm’s practice areas. The firm, with offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, has attorneys ranked in its Amsterdam,… Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Maher Represents Rentokil Initial in Sale of Initial Facilities

Posted in Deals
International law firm Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP (GTM) advised Rentokil Initial plc (FTSE: RTO) in the sale of its Initial Facilities (“IFS”) business to Interserve Plc for a total cash consideration of £250m. The team included: Fiona Adams (Shld-LON-CP), Paul Maher (Shld-LON-MA), Kate Eades (Shld-LON-CP), Cate Sharp (Shld-LON-ENV), Naomi Feinstein (Shld-LON-LE), Justin Hamer (Shld-LON-TX), Stephen… Continue Reading