Freshfields operates at the forefront of restructuring and insolvency services in the CEE region. What sets us apart is our integrated approach combining the expertise of finance, corporate, tax and employment lawyers to solve multijurisdictional corporate restructuring needs. We are the ‘one-stop-shop’ for banks handling all restructuring types like the transfer of operations, the sale of shares and NPLs, and far-reaching tax issues. To advice buyers and sellers of individual NPL positions and portfolios, including options analysis, structuring of processes, due diligence of portfolios, as well as all aspects of the sales/purchase process, is our strength. We offer investors, lenders and borrowers an integrated advice on the full range of debt and equity products, as well as asset-specific issues in the real estate sector.
We have lead many ground-breaking projects, including advising:
ALPINE BAU on restructuring of its €2.5bn financial debt considering a number of jurisdictions including CEE and Asia;
a global institutional real estate investor on a joint venture structure and a €220m refinancing of a real estate project in Croatia;
a CEE-focussed institution on strategies to deal with its portfolios on NPLs in several countries;
and BayernLB, on the sale of its 67.08 per cent stake of Hypo Alpe Adria and the subsequent winding-down of the bank (first application of the BRRD-regime), including the separation of Hypo’s CEE business and several legal disputes;
Finally our StrongerTogether programme enables us to select the best lawyers in CEE you need.
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts more than 160 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.
UVCA was established in mid-2014 and unites more than 40 members - private equity and venture funds, accelerators, incubators, educational institutions, and non-government organisations that make significant impact on the development of Ukrainian investment market. Association promotes investment opportunities in Ukraine for foreign investment funds, conducts market research, lobbies laws for improving investment and business climate, implements Invest in Ukraine activity. UVCA aims to remove the gap, by channeling the power of its network into better awareness and investment climate by proving that it is worthwhile to INVEST IN UKRAINE.