The Njord law firm is reporting that the Government of Estonia has appointed Njord Tallinn Associate Partner Triinu Hiob and three other Estonian legal experts as members to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the oldest intergovernmental institution resolving international disputes between states, international organizations, and private parties.
Integrites is reporting that on November 14, 2016, the General Meeting of Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association elected Integrites Partner Olena Perepelynska, the Head of the firm's CIS Arbitration Practice) as its new President, succeeding outgoing UAA President Tatyana Slipachuk, Partner and Head of International Dispute Resolution at Sayenko Kharenko.
Senior Attorney Eleonora Zelmene, Head of the Insurance Law Practice at Klavins Ellex, has become a Member of the Advisory Board of the Baltic Financial Advisors Association – a non-profit organization recently established through joint efforts of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian associations of commercial banks.
Schoenherr has announced that Partner Andreas Natterer has been elected President of the European Food Law Association.
On October 27, 2016, Markian Malskyy, Partner and Head of the West Ukrainian Branch at Arzinger Law Office, was appointed as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Austria in Lviv and six surrounding regions of Ukraine: Lvivska, Volynska, Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivska, Ternopilska, and Rivnenska oblasts.
Kocian Solc Balastik is reporting that, at the International Bar Association conference in Washington, firm Founding Partner Martin Solc has been elected President of the IBA — making him the first Central European ever elected to the global organization’s highest post. His new role will take effect on January 1, 2017.
Members of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) have re-elected ENGARDE Managing Partner Irina Nazarova Chair of the association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. The election was held by electronic ballot. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine Associate Oleksandr Volkov was appointed the committee’s Deputy Chair.
Filip Melzer, Petr Tegl, and Milan Hulmak, three Of Counsels from Havel, Holasek & Partners, were appointed by the Slovak Minister of Justice, Tomas Borec, to the country’s Committee for the Recodification of Private Law. As part of the Committee, they will assist in preparing the new Slovakian Civil Code.