The 2017 CEE Legal Matters General Summit took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw on June 1-2, 2017, once again bringing together well over a hundred General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across Central and Eastern Europe for two full days (and one entertaining evening) of seminars, panel discussions, best practices review, and networking. This year’s event — the third annual, following the 2015 GC Summit in Budapest and the 2016 GC Summit in Istanbul — was the biggest and most successful yet.
On May 31 and June 1, 2017, CEE Legal Matters was proud to host a rare event: A gathering of those senior lawyers from each Central and Eastern European country identified by peers as being most influential, most important, most uniquely responsible for having created the country’s modern commercial legal market.
November 7th 2017
5 October 2017 - Belgrade, Serbia, Metropole Palace Hotel
Gelu Maravela, the Co-Managing Partner of Maravela⎪Asociatii, waives away the potential impact of politics on investment in the country. “There’s no election scheduled for this year anyway,” he says, “so for the next six years we’re 'at bay' on major changes.” In any event, “in terms of politics, we don’t care about it. They have their own agenda. Obviously they have some influence on it, but they can’t really contribute to our business. The private sector moves by itself.”
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Accel on its investment, made in participation with Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures, and Seedcamp, on USD 30 million in Series A investment into UiPath, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company. The funding will be used to accelerate UiPath's global expansion and product development.
PeliFilip has assisted Digi Communications N.V., the majority shareholder of RCS & RDS S.A., regarding the initial public offering of shares conducted for listing RCS & RDS on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Digi on U.S., UK, and Dutch elements of the issuance. Clifford Chance Badea advised the banks on Romanian law, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Houthoff Buruma offered legal assistance on U.S., UK, and Dutch law.
Biris Goran Founding and Co-Managing Partner Victor Constantinescu has moved to Kinstellar, where he will provide coverage across CEE and will coordinate the firm's real estate teams in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine, working alongside Kinstellar's real estate sector head Klara Stepankova.
NNDKP has represented a joint venture created by FCC Construccion SA, Astaldi SPA, and Contratas Y Ventas S.A. in litigation involving an award of a public procurement contract by Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate SA (CFR) entitled “Rehabilitation of the Frontiera – Curtici – Simeria Railway, part of the IVth Pan – European Corridor, for the circulation of trains with a maximum speed of 160 km/h, Section 3: Gurasada-Simeria.”