Artificial Intelligence & Data Protection

Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely recognised as one of the defining industrial phenomena of the 21st century. In today’s technology-dependent world, its potential impact on business and economic development can hardly be understated.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the 10 members of the Group,

KALO & ASSOCIATES, Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic and BDK Advokati are Winners at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

It is with great pleasure for SEE Legal Group to announce that KALO & ASSOCIATES (Albania), Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic (Croatia) and BDK Advokati (Serbia) are the winners in three of the categories.

SEE Legal Group and its Member Law Firms Continue to Provide Legal Services Uninterrupted

In light of the COVID-19’s pandemic outbreak, SEE Legal Group and its 10 member law firms have adopted all necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of its colleagues, clients and business partners. The member law firms continue to work uninterrupted taking advantage of the available technology. SEE Legal Group is fully operational and ready to address all clients’ needs and concerns in relation to legal issues resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak.

The SEE Legal Group and its Member Firms Top-ranked by Chambers Europe 2020

The SEE Legal Group continues to be ranked in Band 1 as a Leading Regional Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Europe 2020. For the past 17 years, SEE Legal has continued to develop into a highly-integrated regional legal service provider dominating the region of Southeast Europe. Chambers Europe and Global highlighted that “SEE Legal offers a top-tier service to businesses looking for top-notch advice in Eastern Europe.”

State Aid in the Time of COVID-19 Crisis

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of European countries are taking extraordinary measures in an effort to slow down the spread of infection and cope with the toll that the epidemic is taking on the healthcare sector and economy in general. In addition to being a serious threat to life and health for a large number of people, COVID-19 is hurting the economy through severe disruptions of production, financial markets, supply chains, and workforces.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Worked on 7 of the Deals Shortlisted for the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards

CEE Legal Matters announced the finalists for the CEE 2019 Deal of the Year. The following SEE Legal members have participated in one or more of the seven of the shortlisted deals: KALO & ASSOCIATES, BOYANOV & Co., Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic, Polenak Law Firm, and BDK Advokati.

The IP Practices of six SEE Legal Member Firms Recommended in The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020, published by WTR 1000

Six of the SEE Legal members continue to be praised for their work in the Intellectual Property practice area for 2019 by the World Trademark Review 1000 (“WTR 1000”) who rank them among the leaders in their respective jurisdictions.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually and as a Group by Chambers Global 2020

All 10 SEE Legal member firms continue to be highly ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global. As a Group, SEE Legal continues to be top-ranked as a Leading Law Firm Network in Central & Eastern Europe by Chambers Global 2020.

SEE Legal Releases the Southeast Europe Energy Handbook 2019

The SEE Legal Energy-Infrastructure Practice Group is proud to present the 5th edition of the Southeast Europe Energy Handbook. The aim of the Handbook is to highlight the major aspects in the energy sector, such as market structures, licensing, price regulations, access to the grid, etc., and to provide the major legislative updates which took place over the past year in the SEE region.

ECJ: Storing Cookies Requires User’s Active Consent

On 1 October 2019, the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) handed down its long-awaited preliminary ruling on the meaning of consent regarding cookies following a request from the German Federal Court of Justice during a case between the Federation of Consumer Organisations and the lottery services provider Planet49 GmbH (Case C673/201, Planet49 GmbH v. Bundersverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbaende – Verbraucherzentrale Bunderverband e.V). In a nutshell, Planet49 GmbH operated an online lottery scheme which (i) asked via a pre-ticked box for user’s consent for placing web analytics cookies and (ii) required users to provide mandatorily their consent to receiving marketing emails by third parties as a precondition for their participation in the lottery.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked by IFLR1000 2020

All ten SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2020 edition of the International Financial Law Review 1000. In total 22 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, Capital markets: Debt, and Capital markets: Equity.