BDK Advokati's Seminar on GDPR Attracts 70 Participants From Montenegro

On 18 December 2018, BDK Advokati in cooperation with AmCham Montenegro held a seminar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Podgorica, for 70 participants from Montenegrin companies and law firms. Bogdan Ivanisevic, head of BDK Advokati team specialized in data protection & privacy, summarized the key characteristics of GDPR and explained how the Regulation extends to companies outside the EU, including those from Montenegro. He pointed to the presence of vague standards in GDPR which in the years to come will require further elucidation by data protection authorities and…

KDK’s Partner Begum Incecam Trained ELSA Istanbul Students

Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli’s Partner Begum Incecam trained student members of The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Istanbul on Mergers & Acquisitions. It was a productive training with Ms. Incecam’s explanations on mergers and acquisitions in general terms, together with an overview of M&A processes. According to Ms. Incecam, “Great interest of law students in M&A transactions is promising in terms of this practice area’s development”.

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.

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.

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…

KG at the 10th Annual Thessaloniki Tax Forum

Panagiotis Pothos, Head of KG Law Firm's Tax Practice, moderated the very interesting panel on “Justice: a powerful institutional obstacle on tax arbitrariness" at the Thessaloniki Tax Forum on 12 November 2018. The event was organised by the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, click here.  

BOYANOV & Co. Launched Academy for Partners

BOYANOV & Co. introduced Academy for Partners with the first seminar focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, being held on Thursday, 15th November at InterContinental Sofia. Yordan Naydenov, Head of the Corporate and M&A practice group at the firm presented the key issues in an M&A deal, touching upon the tax and financing matters in front of 50 CEOs, managers, legal counsels and financial directors. Following-up from the large international forums and conferences, organised regularly by BOYANOV & Co. from 2000 onwards, the firm starts Academy for Partners. The aim of the Academy…

BDK Advokati on Legal Framework Conductive to Investments in the Mining Industry

The 8th International Conference on Mineral Resources held on 13-14 November 2018 in Belgrade welcomed experts from the government and the private sectors to discuss topics relevant for the mining industry. Janko Nikolic, Senior Associate at BDK Advokati, participated at the panel on project financing and legal framework in the mining business. He provided an overview of relevant legal norms in Serbia, commending Serbia’s Mining Act of 2015 as a modern piece of legislation that has been recognised as favourable and conducive to further development of the industry in Serbia. Janko stressed the…

NNDKP at "Garnishment, Enforcement Procedure with an Impact on Banking Activity" Seminar

NNDKP was at the seminar “Garnishment, enforcement procedure with an impact on banking activity” organised by The Association of Banking and Financial Legal Counsels. The event took place on 9 November 2018 in Bucharest. Daniela Gramaticescu, Partner in the Dispute Resolution department, was invited as a speaker and talked about the issues related to garnishment validation.

NNDKP at Marketing in Gambling Forum

NNDKP was at the third edition of Marketing in Gambling Forum organised by Casino Magazine. The event took place on 6 November 2018 at Premier Palace SPA Hotel in Bucharest. NNDKP Partner Cosmina Simion, Co-head of the Gaming practice, was a keynote speaker in the panel “Marketing in Legislation and Responsible Gaming”.