CEE Legal Matters Honors Dechert Corporate Team With Double Cross-Border Award Win
Cross-border deal teams from Dechert LLP’s Corporate & Securities team were honored with two “Deal of the Year” awards by CEE Legal Matters, the leading publication covering legal and transactional news in Central and Eastern Europe. The two winning transactions, for work carried out in 2020, were:
Deal of the Year for Russia – Sinopec’s joint venture with SIBUR for the Amur Petrochemical Project, projected to be the world’s largest basic polymer production facility. Dechert acted as legal advisor to Sinopec, China’s leading energy and chemicals company, which purchased a significant equity interest from SIBUR and will be the exclusive distributor in China.
Deal of the Year for Albania – Republic of Albania €650 million Eurobond. Dechert advised the Republic of Albania, acting through the Ministry of Finance and Economy, on its issuance of its €650 million 3.50% Notes due 2027. The sovereign bond offering was Albania’s first international capital markets transaction since 2018.
The firm was also a finalist in the “Deal of the Year for Romania” category for Orange Romania’s Acquisition of Telekom Romania from OTE.
Winners in all categories will be honored at a ceremony in London on September 16.
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