The Bucharest-based Iulia Berea Law Office and the Budapest-based Chen Law Firm have joined the BLS-CEE network. The two firms' respective Managing Partners – Iulia Berea and Chen Chen – have also joined BLS-CEE as Collaborating Partners.
Specializing in corporate and M&A, labor, TMT/IP, and environment, Berea has been managing her eponymous law office since 2014. She has also been the Head of Legal at Flowx.AI, since 2020, and a Partner at Arcliffe, since 2017. Between 2007 and 2014, Berea was a Partner with Bulboaca & Asociatii and led the firm's Corporate/M&A and Employment practices. She was also an Associate at Linklaters from 2004 to 2006.
"Having a strong team in Bucharest unlocks the potential for offering integrated business law solutions to clients for Hungary and Romania," BLS-CEE Co-Founding Managing Partner Gabor Kovacs said of the appointment.
Chen has expertise in corporate and M&A, construction, real estate, dispute resolution, and arbitration. She has been leading her own practice since 2020. Between 2013 and 2020, she worked as China Special Advisor at Baker McKenzie Budapest. She also spent six months as a Junior Lawyer with Noerr in 2013. Between 2010 and 2012, she was a Business Development Manager at the China Brand Trade Center. She also spent a year with NXP Semiconductors as a Business Development Representative, starting in 2008.
"Sharing her time between Hungary and Switzerland, Chen was seeking a legal community that enables her to thrive and take her professional career to the next level. We are very proud that she chose us," Kovacs commented.