Okan Demirkan Recognised by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration as a Future Leader

Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review have recognised Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli’s Partner Okan Demirkan as a “Future Leader” of the international arbitration world. Who’s Who Legal says: Okan Demirkan “has a great reputation” in the arbitration field and is “an absolute must for inclusion” according to peers. The SEE Legal Group congratulates Okan Demirkan and looks forward to his continued success.

SEE Legal at Freshfields’ CEE/SEE Arbitration Workshop

The SEE Legal member firms KALO & ASSOCIATES, both Albanian and Kosovo offices, and BOYANOV & Co. attended the CEE/SEE Arbitration Workshop organised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on 3 December 2018 in its Vienna office. More than 50 lawyers from 21 countries across the CEE and SEE regions attended the Workshop, which main focus was on cross-border and international arbitration. KALO & ASSOCIATES Albania was represented by Associate Armando Toslluku, specialised in arbitration related to intellectual property matters, KALO & ASSOCIATES Kosovo – by Senior Associate Atdhe Dika,…

BDK Advokati about Tension between AI and Data Protection

Marko Popovic, associate at BDK Advokati, spoke at the Winter Vivaldi CFO & Legal Forum, organised by Mokra Gora School of Management at Mecavnik, western Serbia, on 30 November 2018. The forum attracted more than 60 participants, mostly CEOs and CFOs of a host of Serbian companies and start-ups alongside software developers, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals. The main topic of the forum was Conducting Business without People – Financial and Legal Consequences. Together with four other lawyers coming from Serbia’s leading law firms, Marko participated at the panel on the EU…

KDK Hosts a Seminar on Concordat and its Recent Implementation

"Concordat and its Recent Implementation" Seminar, hosted by Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli, took place on 20 November 2018 at the firm’s offices. Prof. Dr. Oguz Atalay and the firm’s managing partner Dr. Umut Kolcuoglu explained amendments to concordat regulations in light of the recent interesting case studies and addressed the matters to be considered in a concordat process. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli thanks Prof. Dr. Oguz Atalay and all the attendees for their interest in this event.

When does GDPR Apply to a Non-EU Entity? EDPB Provides Guidance

Zorana Brujic of BDK Advokati discusses the guidance provided by EDPB on GDPR’s application on non-EU entity. European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published on 16 November 2018 the long-awaited Guidelines 3/2018 on the territorial scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). As those with even a cursory interest in the matter knew, a company not established in the EU can still be within the reach of GDPR’s strict rules. But exactly when that is the case was not entirely clear from GDPR’s provisions and recitals. With these guidelines EDPB aims to clarify the criteria…

Gus J. Papamichalopoulos at the 23rd National Conference "Energy & Development 2018"

Gus J. Papamichalopoulos, Head of KG Law Firm’s Energy Infrastructure team and Deputy Chairman of IENE - Institute of Energy for South-East Europe, acted as a coordinator of the first session "Energy Markets in Transition" at the 23rd National Conference "Energy & Development 2018" on 22 November 2018. For more information, click here.

KDK’s Energy Team Contributes to The Energy Regulation and Markets Review: Turkey

As it did in 2015 and 2016, Turkey continues to take concrete steps to meet energy demands and to keep increasing the figures until 2023. In addition to relevant targets for electricity and natural gas, Turkey is also planning to enact a separate coal law, considering the specific needs of operating coal mines and the use of coal to meet energy demands. This shows that, while focusing on renewable energy investments, Turkey will continue to use coal as an energy resource in its energy strategies. All in all, Turkey aims to stop being an energy importer and start exporting energy in the coming years.…

BOYANOV & Co. Organised a Team Building Seminar in Borovets

On 23-25 November 2018, BOYANOV & Co. organised a team building weekend in Borovets. The main program included a seminar on some of the key legal topics in IP (Protection of Trade Secrets), Competition (Geo-blocking Regulation in the Context of E-commerce), Employment (Prevention of Discrimination), M&A (Main elements of an M&A Deal), Litigation (Directors vs the Court), and Tax (Current Trends in Tax Audits and Inspections). Topics on business development and marketing, legal English, and current accounting trends were also discussed. BOYANOV & Co.’s team enjoyed the interesting…

NNDKP Represented the Baylor Marea Neagra Foundation Successfully in a Court Dispute

The Romanian fiscal bodies refused to authorize the VAT-exempt import of the medicines necessary for treating several serious conditions, including HIV/AIDS infection, anaemia caused by chronic renal diseases and certain types of cancer. The refusal to authorize the VAT-exempt import was issued for a donation of medicines, in the total amount of USD 3,157,984.50, imported by the Baylor Foundation to be distributed freely to patients in the state hospital network that is experiencing financial distress. “Among the years, thanks to the partnerships developed by the Baylor Foundation with American…

NNDKP’s General Considerations on Administrative Disputes

NNDKP's Partner Radu Damaschin on adminstrative disputes: Administrative contracts have a special place in the legal circuit due to both their object – the management of state assets and public services – and the special regime by which they are governed. This is the reason why, in this field, the lawmaker focused consistently on creating remedies intended to ensure a balance between the protection of the public interest, the swift resolution of the legal uncertainties and the equitable treatment and just compensation of the contracting parties. However, disputes arising out of these types…

New Mechanisms Introduced in the Field of Insolvency Proceedings in Romania

NNDKP Partner Marius Ezer discusses new mechanisms in the field of insolvency proceedings in Romania: On 2 October 2018, the Official Gazette of Romania published GEO 88/2018 for the modification and supplementation of certain normative acts in the field of insolvency and of other normative acts, which instates significant changes related to the current conditions in which companies subject to the insolvency proceedings may access a part of the protection mechanisms provided by the law. These changes were adopted by the Romanian Government in the context in which, only during the first seven…