CEELMDirect Profile Pick: A series of interviews with partners and firms with profiles on the new CEELMDirect online legal directory. Today’s interview: Victor Gugushev, Senior Partner at the Gugushev & Partners Law Office in Bulgaria.
CEELMDirect: According to an article on your profile on the CEELMDirect legal directory, you were just made Senior Partner at Gugushev & Partners this past January. Congratulations! What does this promotion mean to you personally?
Gugushev: Thank you, David! Indeed, I highly appreciate this promotion as it’s a recognition of my experience, expertise, and most importantly my work’s added value to the development of the firm in the past 15 years. I’m deeply honored and looking forward to continuing serving our clients with excellence and growing together!
CEELMDirect: Why did you decide to claim your profile on the CEELMDirect website and then upgrade it to Premium status?
Gugushev: CEELMDirect is a great initiative, as such a platform focusing on the legal excellence and market developments in the CEE specifically is long overdue. We highly appreciate the different features and opportunities the directory provides including upgrading to a Premium profile for a competitive price vis-à-vis the business development outreach it provides.
CEELMDirect: What single element of your profile on the CEELMDirect website are you proudest of?
Gugushev: The law is a living and briefing thing and the way it’s constantly evolving so legal experts should too. At least that’s how I see it and thus, I’m always striving to expand my expertise and knowledge. I just recently completed Entrepreneurship Program at Columbia Business School at Columbia University, where I gained vital insights from leading international practitioners in this area which I’m sure would have a strong impact on our legal collaboration with our clients from the start-up community.
CEELMDirect: According to the CEELMDirect Activity Rankings function, Gugushev & Partners has had more thought leadership articles published on the CEE Legal Matters website than any other Bulgarian law firm. Why does your firm prioritize thought leadership in that way, and why do you value the publishing opportunities of the CEELM platform so highly?
Gugushev: We at Gugushev & Partners Law Office strongly believe that part of our profession and calling as lawyers is to pay our due in the process of raising the public awareness and understanding of various legal matters and constant legislative developments which affect them, their business, and their livelihood in one way or another. Throughout the years, CEE Legal Matters has emerged as the leading legal information portal in the CEE region, a one-stop-shop for all you need to know if want to enter and start doing business in the CEE region and as we want our thought leadership articles to have an actual impact and reaching most people, this is the right place to publish them!
CEELMDirect: Great. Thank you, Victor, and have a great summer!