With great pride and excitement, CEE Legal Matters is proud to announce the final nominees for the 2017 CEE Deal of the Year awards in 17 different CEE countries.
The complete list of nominees — three for each of the 17 countries for which the award will be made — can be found here.
CEE Legal Matters would like to congratulate all the nominees and thank both those firms that submitted deals for consideration and the members of the Shortlist Panels in each qualifying country who participated in selecting the final nominees. With this announcement, the nominees they selected will be passed along to our elite Final Selection Committee, consisting of 16 prominent legal practitioners from across CEE tasked with carefully evaluating all nominations and casting ballots for the ultimate award-winners. The CEELM editors will collect and tabulate the responses prior to the June 6 Awards Banquet.
The CEE Legal Matters CEE Deal of the Year Awards — especially valuable for being exclusively peer-selected, with no possibility of commercial bias or editorial prejudice — are expected to become a key part of the annual CEE calendar, as is the annual Awards Banquet and celebration and the Dealer’s Choice conference and international law firm networking event, held the day of the banquet, with speakers drawn exclusively from award nominees. Tickets and tables for both events will be made available for sale soon.
The Dealer’s Choice event and Awards Banquet this year will lead up to CEE Legal Matters’ annual GC Summit, scheduled to take place the following two days, and which in 2018 will for the first time host 300 senior in-house counsel from across the region. Valuable sponsorship opportunities — the only way for private practitioners to attend and participate in the GC Summit — are available now as well.
Good luck to the nominees, and we look forward to seeing everyone on June 6 in Prague!