These are challenging times. Covid-19. American elections. Climate change. All this plus, as the man says, "Winter is coming." But it's not all grim. Just think: The new issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine is out now!
It's a crazy world. The global pandemic is taking the form of a whack-a-mole game, with numbers decreasing in some places, only to jump back up in others. School is starting, but perhaps the word should be in quotation marks. Travel is limited. Business is ongoing. Weather is cooling. Fortunately, in this tumultuous world, one thing is dependable. So relax: The new issue of CEE Legal Matters is here.
After a week of counting down, only two deals remain in contention for the 2019 CEE Deal of the Year. And, in an extremely close contest, the Steinhoff Group's Financial Restructuring, which received 9 votes from this year's Final Selection Committee, falls an agonizing one vote short of the 10 received by Advent International and Zentiva’s Acquisition of Alvogen’s CEE Business, meaning the Advent-Zentiva/Alvogen deal is CEE Legal Matters' 2019 CEE Deal of the Year.
Each day this week CEE Legal Matters will be counting down towards Friday's revelation of the 2019 CEE Deal of the Year winner, but today, before we start revealing which deals were voted off the island, we have the singular pleasure of announcing the finalists: Those five deals that received the greatest number of votes from the Final Selection Committee.
We're distancing ourselves from many things these days. Friends. Colleagues. Clients. But for our subscribers, at least, one thing is coming right towards them, with the specific intention of defeating their attempts to stay away: Yes, the July 2020 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine is on its way!
The 2019 CEE Legal Matters Table of Deals — the annual collection of all law-firm-reported deals and other client matters in CEE — has been launched and is now available for viewing, searching, exploring, and exploiting.
Confusing as it normally is, the fact that excited cries of "May Day! May Day!" can be interpreted, alternatively, as panicked calls for help, celebrations of spring, or demands for labor rights, today seems strangely appropriate. But fear not — a balm for frayed nerves has arrived in the form of the Special May 2020 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine, focused extensively on the 2019 CEE Deal of the Year Award Winners, which is out today!
CEE Legal Matters is proud to introduce its second Comparative Guide, focusing on Capital Markets in CEE.
The bad news: We're all stuck inside. The good news: More time to read the new April 2020 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine, out today!
If one item of good news is welcome in these dark times, two items are especially so. Thus, CEE Legal Matters is proud to announce both that the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet and Dealer's Choice International Law Firm Summit, originally scheduled for London on April 23, 2020, have now been rescheduled for October 13, 2020, and that CEELM has moved the date that the CEE Deal of the Year Award winners will be announced up from April 24 to April 1, 2020.