Excellence Recognised: SEE Legal Firms Shine in Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2024

March 2023 SEE Legal member firms have, once again, been significantly acclaimed by securing top rankings from the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2024. KALO & ASSOCIATES has been ranked Band 2 (Albania) in Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution, and Band 2 (Kosovo) in General Business Law. MARIC & Co Law Firm Ltd. has been ranked Band 2 in General Business Law. BOYANOV & Co. has been ranked Tier 1 in Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Employment and Real Estate, and Band 2 in Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Energy and TMT. Divjak…

SEE Legal Member Firms Top Ranked by IFLR1000

September 2023 We are proud to announce yet another outstanding achievement of our member firms and their exceptional attorneys in the recently released IFLR1000 rankings for 2023! KALO & ASSOCIATES has been ranked Tier 1 in Financial and Corporate (Albania), Tier 1 in Project Development (Albania), and Tier 2 in Financial and Corporate (Kosovo). Four attorneys received individual recognitions: Perparim Kalo – Expert Consultant, Jola Gjuzi – Highly Regarded, Aigest Milo – Highly Regarded and Ahmet Hasolli – Highly Regarded. MARIC & Co Law Firm Ltd. has been ranked Tier 1…

Seven SEE Legal Member Firms Participated in Six Awarded Deals in 2022

May 2023 CEE Legal Matters, a prestigious print and online legal journal, has announced that seven SEE Legal member firms have worked on one or more of the six awarded Deals of the Year in 2022.   The awards were presented during a Deal of the Year Awards Banquet, organised by CEE Legal Matters on 25 April 2023 in Istanbul.  The event, which takes place annually and celebrates legal professionals and law firms participating in the most prominent deals in Central and Eastern Europe, was the most competitive thus far and included a record number of deals submitted for this noteworthy award.  The…

SEE Legal Member Firms Worked on Eleven Deals Shortlisted for the 2022 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

March 2023 CEE Legal Matters has announced the finalists for the CEE 2022 Deal of the Year in 22 CEE jurisdictions. We are pleased that nine SEE Legal member firms have participated in one or more of the eleven shortlisted deals. The winners will be announced at the annual CEE Deals of the Year event, scheduled for 25 April 2023 in Istanbul. The relevant information on the foregoing deals is available below. KALO & ASSOCIATES 4iG's Acquisition of One Telecommunications (CMS; Boyanov & Co.; Dentons; KALO & ASSOCIATES) – Albania OTP's Acquisition of Alpha Bank (Bird &…

SEE Legal Ranked Band 1 Law Network in SEE 

SEE Legal Group is proud to announce that it has, once again, been ranked as the only Band 1 Leading Regional Law Firm Network in the SEE region by Chambers and Partners’ Global Guide. The ranking reconfirms SEE Legal’s highest levels of service and its leading position in the regional legal market. Chambers and Partners is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions. It delivers detailed rankings and insights into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. To view SEE Legal’s full profile on Chambers and Partners, click here.

SEE Legal Member Firms Advised BioIVT on the Acquisition of Fidelis Research

October 2022 Five SEE Legal member firms provided legal support to BioIVT, a leading provider of biospecimens, research models, and drug and diagnostic development services, for the successful acquisition of Fidelis Research, an 85-site clinical biospecimen collection network in Southeastern Europe with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. BOYANOV & Co. coordinated the legal work of its SEE Legal partners from Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, BDK Advokati, NNDKP, and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli. The transaction increased the scale and depth of BioIVT’s global operations by adding new…

SEE Legal Member Firms Top-Ranked by The Legal 500

April 2022 Each SEE Legal member firm is highly ranked individually in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total, 47 Tier 1 rating were received by the 10 member firms, including in some of the key areas of law, such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. The Legal 500 continuously assesses the strengths of law firms across over 150 jurisdictions based on its comprehensive research. SEE Legal takes this opportunity to share our appreciation with our dear colleagues for their…

SEE Legal Member Firms Participated in the 2021 CEE Deal of the Year

April 2022 A prestigious print and online legal journal, CEE Legal Matters, announced that Nomad Foods’ acquisition of Fortenova’s frozen food business has been awarded the 2021 CEE Deal of the Year.  The award was presented during the Deal of the Year Award Banquet, which took place in London on 5 April 2022.  SEE Legal is proud that six of our member firms participated in this transaction; namely, KALO & ASSOCIATES, Maric & Co, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, Polenak Law Firm, BDK Advokati, and Selih & Partners. CEEL Legal Matters hosts annual celebrations of legal professionals…

SEE Legal Member Firms Worked on 10 of the Deals Shortlisted for the 2021 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

CEE Legal Matters announced the finalists for the CEE 2021 Deal of the Year in 21 CEE countries. The following SEE Legal members have participated in one or more of the ten shortlisted deals: KALO & ASSOCIATES, MARIC & Co Law Firm, BOYANOV & Co., Divjak, Topic, Bahtijarevic & Krka, Polenak Law Firm, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Peterson, BDK Advokati and SELIH & PARTNERJI. The relevant information on the aforementioned deals is available below. 1) KALO & ASSOCIATES – Shortlisted for the 2021 Deal of the Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia Nomad…

SEE Legal Group Advised on Nomad Foods’ Acquisition UPDATE

October 2021 Nomad Foods Limited closed on 30 September 2021 the acquisition of Fortenova Group’s Frozen Food Business for an aggregate value of approximately EUR 615 million. Six SEE Legal member firms advised on this cross-border transaction besides Norton Rose Fulbright as the lead international counsel: Maric & Co. Law Firm (Bosnia & Herzegovina) whose team worked on the sell side, BDK Advokati (Serbia and Montenegro), Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka Law Firm (Croatia), SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm (Slovenia), KALO & ASSOCIATES (Kosovo) and Polenak Law Firm (North…

Are your Third-Party Arrangements Compliant with EBA Outsourcing Guidelines already?

Authors: Svetlina Kortenska and Atanas Grigorov Are you a compliance professional at a credit institution, a payment institution and electronic money (e-money) institution, or a third-party provider to such institution? If so, have a quick look at this compliance reminder with a view of the forthcoming deadline on 31 December 2021. On 30 September 2019, the European Banking Authority’s (“the EBA”) revised guidelines[1] regarding outsourcing arrangements (“the Outsourcing guidelines” or “the Guidelines”) entered into force. Pursuant to the Guidelines, regulated institutions will…

Latest M&A Trends in Southeast Europe

The SEE Legal Corporate and M&A Practice Group partners, joined by Ileana Antypas and William Wells of Rothschild & Co will discuss the latest M&A trends in the SEE region.