2019 DOTY Winners

The complete list of 2019's winners, including the firms that worked on them, is as follows:

  • Albania: The Republic of Albania’s Eurobond Issue and Tender (Dechert; Allen & Overy)
  • Austria: Vonovia’s Public Takeover of BUWOG (Schoenherr, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) 
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: ArcelorMittal Zenica, Finnfund, KPA Unicon Oy, and City of Zenica Public-Private Partnership (CMS and Karanovic & Partners) 
  • Bulgaria: OTP’s Acquisition of Societe Generale Expressbank and Subsidiaries (Schoenherr; CMS; Kalo & Associates; Jones Day) 
  • Croatia: Meteor Group’s Acquisition of Badel 1862 (Ostermann & Partners; Law Firm Svilar) 
  • Czech Republic: Advent’s Acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi (CMS; Dentons; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Kirkland & Ellis; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii) 
  • Estonia: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra)
  • Greece: Bain Capital Credit’s Acquisition of Non-Performing and Credit Exposures from Piraeus Bank (Shearman & Sterling; Kirkland & Ellis; Karatzas & Partners; Andreas Angelidis & Associates; Allen & Overy; Koutalidis Law Firm; Zepos & Yannopoulos) 
  • Hungary: Vodafone’s Acquisition of Liberty Global’s Operations in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Romania (CMS; Lakatos Koves & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; Slaughter & May; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii) 
  • Latvia: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • Lithuania: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • Moldova: Acquisition by the EBRD, AB Invalda INVL, and Horizon Capital of Stake in Moldova Agroindbank from the Moldovan Government (Gladei & Partners; CMS; Efrim, Rosca & Associates) 
  • Montenegro: PPF Group’s Acquisition of Telenor’s Telecommunications Assets in CEE (Boyanov & Co.; Karanovic & Partners; White & Case; Latham & Watkins; Allen & Overy; Schoenherr; BDK Advokati; Szecskay Attorneys at Law; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov)
  • Poland: Polish Development Fund’s Acquisition of PESA Bydgoszcz S.A. (Linklaters; Weil Gotshal & Manges) 
  • Romania: Black Sea Oil & Gas EPCIC Contract with GSP Offshore (Ijdelea Mihailescu; Stronachs) 
  • Russia: Merger of CJSC Transmashholding and LocoTech-Service LLC (Herbert Smith Freehills; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Allen & Overy; Harneys; Stibbe; Michael Kyprianou; Bellpark Legal) 
  • Serbia: Privatization of Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport (Allen & Overy; Dentons; BDK Advokati; Andric Law Office; Vasilijevic Bogdanovic; CMS; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Graf & Pitkowitz; Zivkovic | Samardzic) 
  • Slovakia: Zapadoslovenska Energetika’s Acquisition of the Malzenice Power Plant from E.ON (Allen & Overy; Kinstellar) 
  • Slovenia: Novo Ljubljanska Banka IPO (Clifford Chance; Shearman & Sterling) 
  • Turkey: Canakkale Motorway Project (Shearman & Sterling; Goksu Safi Isuk; Clifford Chance; Verdi Law Firm) 
  • Ukraine: SALIC’s Acquisition of Mriya Agro Holding (Redcliffe Partners; Hogan Lovells; Dickson Minto; Sayenko Kharenko) 
  • Baltic Deal of the Year: Blackstone Group’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Luminor (Ellex; COBALT; Allen & Overy; Hamilton Advokatbyra) 
  • CEE Deal of the Year: Advent’s Acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi (CMS; Dentons; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ropes & Gray; Kirkland & Ellis; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii)