CEE M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM 2017

26 - 27 September 2017, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, WARSAW

Strategic Partners:

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Noerr

Noerr

Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm.

Entrepreneurial thinking

Noerr’s advisors make their clients’ challenges their own and are always thinking one step ahead. In doing so, they assume responsibility and are at liberty to make their own decisions. The firm is committed to always going the extra mile for its clients and to resolving complex matters with the perfect mix of experience, excellence and sound judgement.

Global reach

As one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe 

Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Europe by investors from all over the world. With around 100 professionals, Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region.

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ERM

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.

Our strapline "The business of sustainability" reflects what we do to support our clients as they strive to attain their business goals. Sustainability and business are now inextricably linked and as an expert in sustainability, we play a role in helping companies achieve their objectives with an understanding of how this impacts wider society and the environment

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Squire Patton Boggs

The law firm Squire Patton Boggs boasts over 1500 lawyers across 46 offices in 21 countries. We have half a dozen offices across the CEE region, including in the Czech Republic (Prague), Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Warsaw), Slovakia (Bratislava) and Ukraine (Kiev). Squire Patton Boggs is ranked among “the top 20 law firms that had the largest global presence and were involved in the largest, most significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters” – Law360’s Global 20, 2016. We are among the leading global providers of legal advisory services to private equity (PE) investors. We have more than 60 lawyers globally who are focused on private equity – many of whom are recognized as industry leaders in their respective jurisdictions. Our strong emphasis on mid-market transactions differentiates us from other large legal practices. Our mid-market clients benefit from the geographic reach and quality of advice that can only be provided by a top-tier global practice, while enjoying a level of partner involvement and commitment to value exceptional for an organization of our size. Squire Patton Boggs is a well-recognized brand in the CEE mid cap PE market with a “remarkable track record in advising domestic, regional and global private equity and venture capital funds.” – Chambers EMEA 2017. Recently, the law firm Squire Patton Boggs has had the opportunity to represent the following active mid cap PE Houses in CEE: Resource Partners in their investment in Torf Corporation - Fabryka Leków Sp. z o.o., a well-recognized local brand Tołpa cosmetics maker, MCI.TechVenturesFund with regard to its record equity exit from Travelplanet/Invia, the number one e-travel agent the CEE region, CEE Equity Partners in their investment in Energy 21 Czech operator of a wind farms and Avallon MBO Fund II in their investment in the international group Novo Tech/Grass Tech, a specialized provider of parts for automotive sector.

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