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News from Members Dentons is advising Orbis, the largest hotel group in Central and Eastern Europe, on the separation of its real estate ownership activity from its service business, and on the subsequent sale of its service business to Accor hotel group

Dentons is advising Orbis, the largest hotel group in Central and Eastern Europe, on the separation of its real estate ownership activity from its service business, and on the subsequent sale of its service business to Accor hotel group

by Dentons June 27, 2019

Website www.dentons.com

In accordance with the non-binding agreement, Accor will acquire Orbis’ entire service business consisting of assets, agreements, and any other rights related to its services to managed and franchised hotels. The transaction value will exceed PLN 1.2 billion (approximately €282 million). Following the transformation, Orbis and Accor will sign agreements under which Accor will manage all hotels currently owned or leased by Orbis.

Dentons is providing Orbis with legal and tax advice on the separation of the real estate assets from the service business in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. The firm is also advising on the sale of the Orbis service business to Accor and providing capital markets advice.

Dentons’ cross-border team is led by partners Piotr Dulewicz, Head of the Corporate and M&A practice in Poland, Jakub Celiński, Head of the Europe Equity Capital Market practice, and Cezary Przygodzki, Co-head of the Tax practice in Poland.

In Romania, the team was led by Raul Mihu (Partner) supported by Bogdan Papandopol (Partner), Argentina Rafail  (Senior Associate), Oana Ionascu (Senior Associate) and Andreea Lepadatu (Associate).

Other key members of the Dentons team include: Dagmara Cisowska, Marcin Czajkowski, Magdalena Olszewska, Dariusz Stolarek and Robert Semczuk in Poland; Jan Procházka, Petr Kotáb, Kristýna Březinová in the Czech Republic; and Annamária Csenterics and Nóra Jakab in Hungary. Ellex Valiunas law firm is supporting Orbis in Lithuania.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com.

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