Tickets are on sale now for the most important and entertaining annual gathering of lawyers and celebration of lawyering in Central and Eastern Europe: The CEE Legal Matters Annual Banquet and Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony, scheduled for March 28, 2019 in Budapest.
The deadline is now retreating into the past, and the Shortlist Panels are now reviewing and evaluating a record 207 submissions for Deal of the Year Awards. While they complete their assigned task, it's time for you to do yours, and sign up for tickets to the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Annual Banquet and Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony, to be held this year on March 28, 2019, at the Marriott Hotel in Budapest.
No, Santa hasn’t finished yet. In fact, just in time for Christmas, the December 2018 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine appears underneath your e-Christmas trees!
Thanksgiving is an American holiday, not a European one. Still, the concept is sound. So give thanks, for the November 2018 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine is out now!
By now, our regular readers know that each issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine has a special "Market Spotlight" section on a particular CEE jurisdiction, and each contains an "Experts Review" feature, presenting articles from one firm in each jurisdiction on a specific (and rotating) subject. So potential contributors to the CEE Legal Matters magazine wanting to plan their contributions can celebrate: The 2019 Editorial Calendar is out today!
The Special October 2018 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine — online now for subscribers — is unique, as, for the first time, we direct our attention to the significance of investment and business coming from another part of the world: China.
If, our publication of the August issue of the CEE Legal Matters made a hot month hotter, the news that we have published the almost-impossibly hip September issue of the magazine will make a cool month even cooler. So be it. The tremendous September 2018 issue is already bringing a soothing breath of fresh air to our printer’s offices, and hard copies will soon by sliding their way to to our valued subscribers.
Scaling the Summit: On the 7th of June, less than eight hours after saying final good-byes to the private practitioners attending the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet, CEE Legal Matters greeted the hundred plus in-house counsel attending the fourth annual regional General Counsel Summit, located this year at the Congress Center of Prague’s Czech National Bank.
Representatives of more than sixty law firms from across Central and Eastern Europe and from as far away as the United States, United Kingdom, and China came together in Prague on June 6, 2018, for the first ever Dealer’s Choice international law firm conference and CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet.
After a valuable and information-rich day of panel discussions on important business development and law firm management topics, participants reconvened that evening (and were joined by several dozen newcomers) at the first ever CEE Legal Matters Annual Banquet and Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony – a celebration of CEE’s legal markets and the lawyers who work within them. Awards were presented for 17 qualifying markets in CEE – plus a surprise award for overall CEE Deal of the Year – with many of the lawyers playing key roles in nominated deals joining the celebration.
We have to apologize. The hot days of the European summer just got hotter, with the sizzling August 2018 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine heating up the CEE Legal Matters website and burning its way through the presses and mail on its way to their desks.
The special July issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine focused on the three major CEELM events this past June in Prague — the Fourth Annual General Counsel Summit, the first annual Dealer's Choice conference, and the 2017 CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet — is here!
Subscribers to CEE Legal Matters — a rare and special breed, far superior to most human beings in their heightened awareness and recognition of the important things in life — are already uniquely empowered to access the issue in its electronic format here, and they will be receiving hard copies in the mail soon.
The winners of the 2017 CEE Deal of the Year Awards were announced at the first ever CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards Banquet last night in Prague. The biggest smiles in the joyous and music-filled celebration of CEE lawyering, perhaps, were on the faces of Partners from Avellum and Sayenko Kharenko, which, along with White & Case and Latham & Watkins, won the award both for Ukrainian Deal of the Year and CEE Deal of the Year for their work on the 2017 Ukraine Eurobond Issue (a story initially reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 2, 2017).
The Dealer’s Choice conference and Deal of the Year Awards Banquet on June 6 and the annual General Counsel Summit on June 7-8 are less than a week away. If you haven’t yet made arrangements to join these celebrations of lawyering -- the largest events for business lawyers in the history of CEE, it’s not too late. Prague awaits.