Mon, Oct
66 New Articles

Latest News and Briefings

Grid List

CMS has advised American International Group, Inc. on the Central European aspects of the sale of some of its insurance operations to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. CMS worked alongside global counsel Debevoise & Plimpton.

Stratulat Albulescu, working with Mishcon de Reya, has advised Teads on the acquisition of Brainient, a UK-based ad-tech company. The acquisition closed on September 15, 2016.  

Primus has advised Lithuanian company UAB Hekon, a subsidiary of Orbis S.A. — part of AccorHotels — in concluding a preliminary sale and purchase agreement with the UAB Merko Bustas construction company to build a 164-room hotel with restaurant, bar, and conference halls. The value of the transaction is EUR 8.5 million.  

Allen and Overy has advised HB Reavis’ Central Europe Real Estate Fund (CEREIF) on the sale of its retail asset Aupark Piesťany to New Europe Property Investments (NEPI) for EUR 39.5 million. NEPI was advised by Clifford Chance.

The Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene (TGS) has advised strategic investor Viru Haigla on the acquisition of Karell Kiirabi from U.S. Invest.

Dentons has advised Liberty Global, the world's largest international TV and broadband company, on the acquisition — made through its Polish unit UPC Polska — of Multimedia Polska, Poland’s number three cable operator. Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy advised the sellers on the transaction.

White & Case has announced the promotion of 40 lawyers around the world to its partnership. The promotions, which are effective January 1, 2017, represent 11 of the firm's global practices in 17 locations. Including in those 40 world-wide promotions are Czech Banking lawyer Jan Linda and Polish Disputes specialist Michal Subocz.

Maciej Gawronski, the Founder and former head of Bird & Bird's Polish office, has left the English firm to join Maruta Wachta.

Three well-known law firms in the former Yugoslavia have announced the creation of a new alliance — the new South East Legal Alliance (SELA) — which they describe as "a formal regional network of independent law firms advising clients on their operations across South East Europe."

Former Sorainen lawyer Kadri Kallas has joined Varul as an Associate Partner.

Former Zorlu Holding lawyers Pinar Aksakal Aydin and Ece Kok Sen have left the Turkish company to go into private practice, joining with Murat Kececiler to form Kececiler & Partners in Istanbul.

Stratulat Albulescu has announced the arrival of three new Partners: Leontin Trifa, Otilia Petrescu, and Ioana Bratu.

Arbitration has long been the favorite of the ADR family. Mediation, however, has established an increasingly relevant position for itself when it comes to resolving (international) commercial disputes quickly, cost-efficiently, and successfully.


Environmental protection and preservation of natural resources represents one of the more important aspects of any industrial activity.

After several months of tiresome trilateral negotiations between the representatives of the Government, employers and employees, a new minimum salary amount has been adopted in Serbia.

Albanian IP legislation and practice have, in recent years, strengthened the recognition and enforcement of IP rights by harmonizing national laws with EU legislation and by increasing the active role of various public institutions in the process. However, there are some areas that remain in need of improvement, both in legislation and in terms of actions to be taken in practice, as per the conclusions and recommendations included in the latest Progress Report of the European Commission.

When signs and symbols, usually words or pictures, are used in commerce in connection with particular goods or services they transform into a specific type of intellectual property – trademark.

A few days ago Montenegro celebrated the tenth anniversary of its independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The past decade has been quite dynamic and challenging for the country.

More Stories

Grid List

Jiri Buchvaldek, Partner at Hruby & Buchvaldek in the Czech Republic, is flabbergasted at the amount of new regulations being thrown at small businesses and entrepreneurs in the country. "It’s just freakish what’s going on," he says, shaking his head.

This summer bpv Braun Partners, one of the leading law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Milan Lomic is the General Counsel Adria & Balkan at L’Oreal, a company that he joined in October 2012. Prior to that he worked for Metro Cash & Carry as a Legal Advisor and Antitrust Officer. He has also worked as a Legal Advisor at Unicredit Bank Serbia and as an Assistant to the Judge at the Fifth Municipal Court in Belgrade.

On August 25th, 2016, CEELM reported that Shell Exploration & Production Ukraine Investments (IV) B.V. was represented by Vasil Kisil & Partners in a dispute over the Ukrainian tax authorities' refusal to grant over UAH 5 million as an automatic VAT refund. We reached out to Viktor Kachurenko, Legal Counsel at Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production I, LLC, for more information.