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Kinstellar Announces New Firm-Wide Practice and Sector Leadership Appointments

Kinstellar Announces New Firm-Wide Practice and Sector Leadership Appointments

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Kinstellar has announced several appointments to firm-wide practice and sector leadership positions, including Partner Csilla Andreko in Budapest, Partner Iustinian Captariu and Special Counsel Magda Raducanu in Bucharest, Managing Partner Milos Velimirovic in Belgrade, Managing Partner Lukas Sevcik and Counsel Jan Lehky in Prague, and Managing Associate Lukas Mrazik in Bratislava.

Andreko and Raducanu have been appointed Co-Heads of the firm-wide Banking & Finance service line. Andreko has been with Kinstellar for over 15 years, after spending nine years with Linklaters, and over five years with Clifford Chance. Raducanu has been with Kinstellar since 2021, after spending almost 22 years with Dentons.

Captariu will be the new firm-wide Head of the Energy & Natural Resources sector. He made Partner at Kinstellar in 2017 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 23, 2017), back when he was already leading the firm's local Competition and Energy practices.

Velimirovic has been appointed the Co-Head of the firm-wide Financial Institutions sector, alongside Sofia-based Managing Partner Diana Dimova. Velimirovic has been with Kinstellar since its merger with SOG in 2023. Earlier, he spent almost eight years with SOG and over eight years in-house with the Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank.

Sevcik will be the new firm-wide Head of the Defense & Security sector and has been appointed to lead the firm’s German desk. Sevcik has been with Kinstellar since 2008. Before that, he spent six years with Linklaters and, earlier, six years with Noerr.

Lehky has been appointed the Co-Head of the firm-wide Environmental, Social, and Governance service line, alongside Kyiv-based Managing Partner Olena Kuchynska. Lehky has been with the firm since 2014. Earlier, he spent over two years with Hogan Lovells and three and a half years with Glatzova & Co.

Mrazik has been appointed the Co-Head of the firm-wide Data & Cybersecurity service line and will also Co-Head the TMT sector, alongside Partner Viliam Mysicka. Mrazik has been with the firm since 2015. Earlier, he spent two and a half years in-house with eGoc Systems.

Serbia Knowledge Partner

SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar is a full-service business law firm in Serbia that provides foreign and domestic clients with premium-quality legal advice and assistance across a wide range of key areas of corporate law. The firm was founded in 2015 by a group of seasoned, internationally-trained lawyers. SOG has developed a distinctively dynamic culture, bringing together top talent, fostering entrepreneurship, and maintaining exceptional relationships with its clients.

SOG has achieved consistent growth in the volume of its business, accompanied by an exponential increase in the number of hired associate lawyers and the firm’s network of business contacts. SOG has a robust client base of multinationals, investment and private equity firms, and financial institutions. Clients praise SOG for being commercially minded, very responsive and knowledgeable.

Establishing permanent cooperation with Kinstellar is part of realising SOG's long-term development strategy to be the leading provider of legal services in the Western Balkans market.

Firm's website: https://www.kinstellar.com/

 

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