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Did You Know: CEE's Very Early 2024 Leaderboards

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Did you know that the early 2024 deal leaderboards are already available via the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website?

In Austria, the two-month leaderboard is led by Binder Groesswang and Schoenherr, both of which have reported working on four completed client matters. Schoenherr’s Marco Thorbauer, who has worked on two deals reported this year, is the only partner to have worked on more than one.

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, Maric & Co., which worked on two, is the only firm to have worked on multiple client matters reported in 2024, and no lawyers from the country have reported working on more than one. Nine law firms have worked on one reported completed 2024 client matter.

In Bulgaria, Djingov Gouginsky Kyutchukov & Velichkov, which has worked on four reported client matters so far this year, leads the way, while CMS is close behind with three. CMS’s Kostadin Sirleshtov, with three, is the only lawyer in the country to have worked on multiple reported client matters so far.

Savoric & Partners, which has worked on three reported client matters, and Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, which has worked on two, are the only firms in Croatia to have worked on multiple reported client matters so far this year. Savoric & Partners’ Nina Radic Kuzik, who has worked on all of the matters reported by her firm, is the only lawyer in the country to have worked on multiple reported deals.

The Czech leaderboard is headed by Havel & Partners and White & Case, both of which have worked on four reported client matters so far this year. CMS’s Helen Rodwell, The Evan Law Firm’s Jan Evan, and Havel & Partners’ Vaclav Audes are all reported to have worked on two client matters in 2024.

In Estonia, TGS Baltic, which has worked on three client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters, leads the way, while Rask has worked on two. TGS Baltic’s Andra Rubene, Kadri Kallas, and Triinu Jarviste, each of whom has worked on two client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters so far this year, are the only lawyers in the country to have done so.

In Greece, Bernitsas and Kyriakides Georgopoulos, both of which have worked on three client matters reported this year, are tied atop the leaderboard, and Bernitsas’s Nikos Papachristopoulos, who worked on two of his firm’s three reported deals, is the only lawyer in the country reported to have worked on more than one.

In Hungary both CMS and Schoenherr have worked on two reported client matters so far this year, and no lawyers in the country reported working on more than one.

Meanwhile, Clifford Chance, Deloitte Legal, and Gecic Law have all worked on one reported 2024 client matter in Kosovo, and no lawyers have worked on more than one deal in that country either.

TGS Baltic (with six) and Cobalt (with five) lead CEELM’s 2024 Latvian leaderboard. Cobalt’s Dace Silava-Tomsone, who has worked on three client matters reported by CEE Legal Matters in Latvia so far this year, leads the way for partners, while her Cobalt colleagues Gatis Flinters and Sandija Novicka and TGS Baltic’s Triinu Jarviste have all worked on two.

CEE Legal Matters’ Lithuanian leaderboard is led by TGS Baltic as well, which has worked on four client matters reported by CEELM so far this year, giving that firm the Baltic trifecta, although Ellex, which has worked on three Lithuanian client matters reported by CEELM so far this year, is close behind. While no lawyers in the country are reported by CEELM to have worked on multiple completed client matters in 2024, the website has identified a total of 21 lawyers who reported working on one.

Only one deal has been reported involving both North Macedonia and Montenegro, and it involved eight firms, with five lawyers being identified as having worked on it. Needless to say, no lawyers in either jurisdiction have worked on more than one reported client matter.

In Poland, Rymarz Zdort Maruta leads the way with nine client matters reported in 2024, and MFW Fialek is close behind with eight. Miroslaw Fialek himself has worked on seven completed client matters so far this year, and CK Legal’s Wojciech Chabasiewicz has worked on five.

Schoenherr heads the Romanian leaderboard with four completed client matters so far this year, and Filip & Co. and RTPR are close behind with three. RTPR’s prolific Roxana Ionescu has worked on three reported client matters in 2024 – more than any other Romanian lawyer – while Filip & Co.’s Alexandru Birsan and Cristina Filip, BSMP Bohalteanu & Asociatii’s Ionut Bohalteanu, and Schoenherr’s Monica Cojocaru have all worked on two.

In Serbia, Gecic Law and NKO Partners, both of which have worked on three 2024-reported client matters, are tied for first place. NKO PartnersDjordje Nikolic, who has worked on all three of his firm’s reported client matters so far this year, is in first place among partners, with AP Legal’s Aleksandar Preradovic and Gecic Law’s Bogdan Gecic tied for second place with two.

The 2024 Slovakian leaderboard is topped so far by Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Havel & Partners, and Nedelka Kubac Advokati, all of which have worked on one reported 2024 client matter in that country. Seven lawyers have worked on a reported Slovakian client matter so far this year, but no lawyers have worked on two.

In Slovenia, a total of eight firms (and six lawyers) have worked on one reported 2024 client matter, though none has worked on more.

The Turunc Law Firm, which has worked on seven client matters reported so far this year in Turkey, sits atop the early 2024 leaderboard in that country, with Allen & Overy in second place with five. Turunc’s Kerem Turunc (who has worked on seven reported matters) and Yasemin Erden (who has worked on four) are atop the partner leaderboard in Turkey so far this year as well.

Finally, in Ukraine, Avellum and Sayenko Kharenko, both of which have worked on three reported client matters so far this year, are tied for the lead, with Mykola Stetsenko (who has worked on two) being the only lawyer in the country to have reported working on more than one client matter. A total of seven lawyers have reported working on one.

So far this year, there have been no client matters reported in either Albania or Moldova.

In terms of the regional leaderboard, CMS, which reported working on 15 client matters in Central and Eastern Europe in the first two months of 2024, is the overall leader out of the box, with Schoenherr and Allen & Overy, each of which reported working on 11, in second place.

Want to see which client matters these firms and lawyers have worked on, and what other CEE firms and lawyers have reported working on client matters in 2024? Visit the Activity Rankings section of the CEELMDirect website – the world’s only truly dynamic legal directory – and find out for yourself!

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