The SEE Legal Group and its Member Firms Top-ranked by Chambers Europe 2019

The SEE Legal Group continues to be ranked in Band 1 as a Leading Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Europe 2019. For the past 16 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider dominating the region of Southeast Europe. A client noted that the Group is "one of the biggest and longest-standing networks in the region," while Chambers Europe added that SEE Legal operates as a standalone provider to businesses seeking comprehensive coverage of Eastern Europe.

The Academy of American and International Law - an Extraordinary 5-week Educational Program in the U.S.

The Academy of American and International Law is particularly valuable for lawyers outside the U.S. who work for multi-national corporations or for law firms that represent either U.S. clients or multi-national clients with U.S. interests. BOYANOV & Co. supports the Academy and since 1990 regularly sends participants. Mr. Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner at BOYANOV & Co., has been the first Bulgarian participant at the Academy and since its attendance in 1990 is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Academy of American and International Law (formerly, the Southwestern Legal Foundation).

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Global 2019

All 10 SEE Legal member firms keep their high rankings in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global. As a Group, SEE Legal continues to be top-ranked as a Leading Regional Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Global 2019. For the past 16 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider dominating the region of Southeast Europe. A client noted that the Group is "one of the biggest and longest-standing networks in the region," while Chambers Global concluded that SEE Legal operates as a standalone provider to businesses seeking comprehensive coverage of Eastern Europe.

SEE Legal Members Worked on Five Deals Shortlisted for the 2018 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

CEE Legal Matters announced the finalists for the CEE 2018 Deal of the Year in 17 CEE countries. The following SEE Legal members have participated in one or more of the five of the shortlisted deals: KALO & ASSOCIATES, BOYANOV & Co., Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic, Polenak Law Firm, BDK Advokati and Selih & Partners.

The IP Practices of Four SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2019 Edition

The Intellectual Property practices of BOYANOV & Co. (Bulgaria) and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (Romania) continue to be ranked in Tier 1/ Highly Recommended in both Trade Mark and Patent categories in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS. Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (Croatia) and Selih & Partners (Slovenia) have also been recommended for their outstanding work in the area of Intellectual Property for 2018.

Five SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended by WTR 1000

The IP Practices of Five SEE Legal Member Firms are once again Recommended in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019, Published by World Trademark Review 1000.

SEE Employment & Immigration Handbook 2018

SEE Legal Group has released its second edition of the Southeast Europe Employment & Immigration Handbook. The Handbook aims to provide to in-house counsels, human resources professionals and legal practitioners a helpful tool in understanding the legal framework regulating employment and immigration in the 12 jurisdictions of South East Europe. It highlights all the important aspects in the employment relations, such as hiring, amendment and termination of employment, salary and benefits payment and their taxation, working hours, vacation and other leaves, health and safety at work, non-compete…

Season's Greetings

SEE Legal would like to wish its Clients, Colleagues and Friends happy holidays and warm wishes for 2019!

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,…

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…

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked by IFLR1000 2019

All ten SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of the International Financial Law Review 1000. In total 20 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including the following areas of law Financial and corporate, Project development, Banking and finance, M&A, Capital markets. A total of 47 lawyers of all ten SEE Legal member firms were recognised in five categories: Expert consultant (Borislav Boyanov, BOYANOV & Co., Bulgaria, M&A), Market leaders (Perparim Kalo, KALO & ASSOCIATES, Albania (Energy and infrastructure, Project…

Sale of Mercator's Shopping Centers in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

SEE Legal's Slovenian member Selih & Partners has been advising Mercator on its sale of ten shopping centres in Slovenia to Supernova. On October 12, 2018, Mercator and Supernova signed a contract for the sale, which provided Mercator with a rental agreement for a period of 15 years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for another 15 years under the same conditions. The Mercator Group is one of the largest corporate groups in Slovenia, as well as in the entire region of South-eastern Europe. Its primary and most important is the retail of fast-moving consumer goods, complemented…