29
Wed, Jun
43 New Articles

Latest Analysis

Grid List

The pandemic-related consequences and the reluctance of Scandinavian funds to invest in the Baltic states, with Latvia being considered a potential war zone, led to the re-evaluation of the country's most active sectors, according to Triniti Latvia Director of Business Development Eriks Blumbergs.

A new tax regime and extended price cap regulations are aimed at addressing Hungary's high inflation rates and growing energy prices, while the economic prognosis for the autumn and winter seems gloomy, according to Nagy & Trocsanyi Managing Partner Peter Berethalmi.

Montenegro is a popular destination these days for IT businesses seeking to relocate primarily from the countries currently at war, with its tourism and real estate sectors growing again, according to Radonjic/Associates Managing Partner Vladimir Radonjic.

Stable markets and an increase in start-up and tech sector professionals are looking good for Lithuania right now, but there are some standing hurdles within competition regulations that could stifle the free movement and growth of business, according to Cobalt Partner Elijus Burgis.

Feeling the repercussions of global economic issues, Bosnia & Herzegovina finds itself in a more or less usual position in unusual times – with an upcoming general election this fall and swaths of legislative developments seeking to reshuffle the landscape in which lawyers operate, according to Dimitrijevic & Partners Partner Stevan Dimitrijevic.

Croatia's business landscape and GDP remain quite unaffected by the war-related crises, with the country's energy market and tech sectors growing, according to Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Partner Laurenz Vuchetich.

CEELMDirect Profile Pick: A series of interviews with partners and firms with Premium profiles on the CEELMDirect online legal directory. Today’s interview: Krists Berzins, Head of Marketing & Communications at Cobalt Latvia.

CEELMDirect Profile Pick: A series of interviews with partners and firms with profiles on the new CEELMDirect online legal directory. Today’s interview: Mark Harrison, Founder and Principal at Harrisons in Serbia and Montenegro.

CEELMDirect Profile Pick: A series of interviews with partners and firms with Premium profiles on the CEELMDirect online legal directory. Today’s interview: Roman Pecenka, Partner at PRK Partners in the Czech Republic.

Glovo’s Victor Racariu Talks About the Deal of the Year in Romania - Glovo's Acquisition of Delivery Hero's Operations in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia.

CMS' Slawomir Czerwinski Talks About The Deal of the Year in Poland - InPost IPO.

 Nikola Lazarov Law Office’s Nikola Lazarov Talks About the Deal of the Year in North Macedonia – Interenergo’s and Trigal’s Acquisition of Wind Farm from Euroing.

On March 9, 2022, four leading Estonian lawyers sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the current state of the startup environment in Estonia and analyze its main drivers, the local startup ecosystem, and the regulatory environment shaping it.

On March 10, five leading lawyers in Serbia sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the current state and outlook of the renewables market in Serbia, with topics covered including the goals set and the country's National Renewable Energy Action Plan, the challenges presented by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the "conservative wave" in the country, the main players and the deals pipeline in the sector, the availability of green financing for renewable projects in the country, as well as the biggest regulatory hurdles currently still affecting renewables in Serbia and the participants' wishlist of what could be done to remove some of these obstacles.

On February 25, four leading lawyers in Turkey sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the Turkish technology sector, its recent developments, and the technology sector-related regulatory landscape.

On February 24, four leading lawyers in Croatia sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea. The conversation focused on the current state of affairs of ESG in the country at the moment and the challenges of raising awareness in the topic.

On January 18, six leading real estate lawyers in Romania sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea. The conversation focused on the current state of affairs in the real estate sector, looking at who the main players are, the hottest assets, deal-making trends in the sector, and more.

On October 7, six leading labor lawyers in Hungary sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea. The conversation focused on the current state of affairs of labor regulations in Hungary and their evolution over the pandemic-marked last few months.

In December of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending the CEELM Winter Ball, a festive event filled with good food and great discussions. Although I truly enjoyed this opportunity to catch up with old friends, I also found it fascinating to observe lawyers operating outside of their office comfort zone by partaking in the mysterious ritual of networking.

The following situation would cause me to pull my hair out – if I had any left.

When we think of a crisis, what usually comes to our mind is an unexpected, negative event, with a limited duration.

After billing 500 hours for the past month, you finally found some quality time to write an article for your loving clients. After you send it out, you watch your phone with bated breath, anticipating that avalanche of new business that’s just about to pour in. Then, nothing.

Over thirty years ago, journalists reported that a chemical had been released into the water pipes of Durand, Michigan. They warned citizens that the chemical DHMO could accelerate corrosion and in certain situations even cause suffocation. The city’s inhabitants were beside themselves in panic.

Once upon a time, you were a pretty good speaker, dominating the law conference circuit. Now, you find yourself holding webinars in your pajamas. Things got weird, fast.

The pandemic-related consequences and the reluctance of Scandinavian funds to invest in the Baltic states, with Latvia being considered a potential war zone, led to the re-evaluation of the country's most active sectors, according to Triniti Latvia Director of Business Development Eriks Blumbergs.

A new tax regime and extended price cap regulations are aimed at addressing Hungary's high inflation rates and growing energy prices, while the economic prognosis for the autumn and winter seems gloomy, according to Nagy & Trocsanyi Managing Partner Peter Berethalmi.

Montenegro is a popular destination these days for IT businesses seeking to relocate primarily from the countries currently at war, with its tourism and real estate sectors growing again, according to Radonjic/Associates Managing Partner Vladimir Radonjic.

Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, Clifford Chance, CMS, and Rymarz Zdort have all worked on six reported Energy/Natural Resources deals in Poland so far this year – creating a three-way tie atop the law firm leader board in the practice?

Stable markets and an increase in start-up and tech sector professionals are looking good for Lithuania right now, but there are some standing hurdles within competition regulations that could stifle the free movement and growth of business, according to Cobalt Partner Elijus Burgis.

Feeling the repercussions of global economic issues, Bosnia & Herzegovina finds itself in a more or less usual position in unusual times – with an upcoming general election this fall and swaths of legislative developments seeking to reshuffle the landscape in which lawyers operate, according to Dimitrijevic & Partners Partner Stevan Dimitrijevic.