Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that former Peterka & Partners Partner Alexander Poels joined it on September 1, 2017 as Partner and Director of International Relations.
Poels, from Belgium, has 13 years of professional experience in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, all of which came at Peterka & Partners, where he was a Partner and Director of International Relations. He also was, for a time, Managing Partner of Peterka & Partners' Ukrainian office, which he helped open in 2007.
Karanovic & Nikolic describes him as "a highly experienced transactional M&A lawyer, having represented many leading global companies in high profile transactions throughout the CEE and SEE regions," and reports that "Alexander has developed a unique international practice working with multinational clients in diverse sectors, ranging from banking and finance and private equity, to transport and logistics, manufacturing, pharma, and FMCG." Finally, the firm reports, "with law degrees from leading universities in Belgium and Iceland, and having lived in 13 countries throughout Europe, North America and Australia and vast experience in international relations and law firm management, Alexander focuses a major part of his practice on client relations, business development and growth strategy."
Poels will be based in the firm's Ljubljana office.