The 10th edition of the Balkan Legal Forum in Vienna – A Tremendous Success

The 10th edition of the Forum (14th – 15th June, Park Hyatt), titled The Future of Law: Technology and Legal Services in South East Europe: 2018-2028, was held with great interest among over 150 delegates and speakers from 30 countries from five continents including, beside the European countries, Jamaica, USA, Singapore and Australia.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500, 2018 Edition

All ten SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500. In total 40 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 17 partners of six SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.…

SEE Legal Advises Lenders on the Acquisition of Telenor’s Business in South East Europe

SEE Legal advised Société Générale, as agent, and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a EUR 3.05 billion credit facility provided to the PPF Group for the acquisition of, among other assets, 100 per cent interests in Telenor Bulgaria, one of the three mobile operators in Bulgaria, Telenor Beograd (Serbia) and Telenor Podgorica (Montenegro). Allen and Overy acted as the Lead Council of the lenders on this transaction while SEE Legal provided Bulgarian, Serbian and Montenegrin law advice on the local aspects of the transaction. “Telenor Group’s strategy is based on growth, efficiency…

Three SEE Legal Member Firms Shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2018

Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm (Greece), Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (Romania) and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Law Firm (Turkey) were shortlisted in their respective countries for Law Firm of the Year 2018 Awards by Chambers Europe. This year, Chambers Europe conducted a research in 27 jurisdictions across Europe, amongst which were Greece, Romania and Turkey. From the twelve jurisdictions covered by the SEE Legal Group, only those three were included in the Chambers Europe Awards 2018 research. These awards honour the work of national and international law firms across Europe…

SEE Legal Member Firms’ Partners Recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

In total 17 partners of six SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Please find below the partners’ names and practice areas in which they are acknowledged: 1) Maric & Co (Bosnia & Herzegovina) Branko Maric – Commercial, corporate and M&A; Intellectual property; Real estate and construction 2) BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria) Yordan Naydenov – Commercial, corporate and M&A Alexander Chatalbashev – Energy and natural resources Peter Petrov – EU and competition Nickolay Nickolov – Real estate and construction Damian Simeonov…

SEE LEGAL – 15 YEARS OF SUCCESS

SEE Legal is pleased to announce that the Group will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary “SEE LEGAL – 15 YEARS OF SUCCESS” at a cocktail reception on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at the New Venue in the Sky of Rome, La Lanterna on the occasion of International Bar Association’s Annual Conference on 7-12 October in Rome.

How will Technology Redefine Legal Services in the Balkans?

This is the main question that will be discussed during the 10th edition of the Balkan Legal Forum - The Future of Law: Technology and Legal Services in South East Europe 2018-2028 at Park Hyatt in Vienna on 14th and 15th June 2018. Business leaders and legal experts will debate on the following hot topics: · Technology and clients’ expectations · Artificial intelligence and ‘the law of the future’ · GDPR and other elements of personal data protection · The legal needs of different industry sectors · Leading change: the critical management skill of 2020s · Law firms: evolution…

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Europe 2018

The SEE Legal Group is ranked again in Band 1 as a Leading Law Firm Network – Europe-wide by Chambers Europe 2018. All ten SEE Legal member firms are also highly ranked individually in the 2018 edition. In total 35 Band 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Corporate, Banking & Finance, Competition and Dispute Resolution. For the past 15 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider. To read the editorial, please visit https://www.chambersandpartners.com/80/2357/editorial/7/4#350232_editorial.…

The IP Practices of Four SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2018 Edition

The Intellectual Property practices of BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria) and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP, Romania) are ranked again in Tier 1 in both Trade Mark and Patent categories in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS. In addition, NNDKP has been recommended in the newly-established Copyright category for Romania where no tiers were introduced. Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (Croatia) and Odvetniki Selih & Partnerji (Slovenia) have also been recommended for their outstanding work in the area of Intellectual Property for 2018. Managing Intellectual Property IP…

The IP Practices of Five SEE Legal Member Firms are again Recommended in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018 Published by World Tradema...

Five of the SEE Legal members were praised for their work in the Intellectual Property practice area for 2017 by the World Trademark Review 1000 (“WTR 1000”) who considered them to be among the leaders in their respective jurisdictions. BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria) For a fourth year BOYANOV & Co. received the Gold ranking in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018 guide of WTR 1000 proving its ability to secure the most high-profile, big-ticket work from the most prestigious of clients. “Because Boyanov & Co.’s IP practice nestles within a widely respected…

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Global 2018

The SEE Legal member firms BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria), Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (Croatia), Polenak Law Firm (Republic of Macedonia), BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law (Montenegro) and Odvetniki Selih & partnerji (Slovenia) were ranked in Band 1 in Corporate/Commercial, respectively Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP – Romania) in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2018. BOYANOV & Co. also received the prestigious Band 1 rating in the Dispute Resolution practice area. As a Group, SEE Legal is top-ranked again as a Leading Regional Law Firm Network – Europe-wide…

BDK Advokati at IFLR European In-House Counsel Summit 2018

BDK Advokati was one of the sponsors of IFLR European In-House Council Summit 2018, which took place on 24 January in London. Partner Ana Jankov held three repeated sessions focused on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). She spoke about the main novelties the GDPR brings to the corporate world, in particular on compliance self-assessment, the challenges of data protection breach notification, and management of data transfers to third parties. After her presentation, Ana initiated discussion with the audience, which provided insight into practical concerns of the corporate world. IFLR…