European Union and the Western Balkans: A Game of Hot and Cold

Tijana Kojovic, Managing Partner of  BDK Advokati, and  Bisera Andrijasevic, Attorney at Law in BDK Montenegro, discuss the EU-Western Balkans Summit and the Sofia Declaration and what it means for the countries of Western Balkans:   The second EU-Western Balkans Summit took place in Sofia on 17 May 2018, bringing together the heads of state or government from EU Member States and the leaders from the six Western Balkans countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav North Macedonia and Kosovo. The event…

SEE Legal Advises TNT and FedEx

SEE Legal advises TNT and FedEx on all legal matters related to the business of the companies in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

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.

SEE Legal Advised Novalpina

The SEE Legal M&A Practice Group advised Novalpina on the acquisition of the share capital of Euro Games Technologies.

SEE Legal Assisted Telekom Austria

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group assisted with merger notification to Serbian and Macedonian authorities in connection to acquisition by Telekom Austria of two Macedonian companies.

SEE Legal Advised Panasonic

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group advised Panasonic on competition law aspects of a JV agreement with Gorenje in Slovenia and Serbia.

SEE Legal Advised Heinzel Group

SEE Legal Energy Practice Group advised Heinzel Group, one of the leading European pulp and paper manufacturers and traders, and the leading power and automation technology group, which desired to acquire Energy Eastern Europe Hydro Power, an Austrian company holding 12 small hydro-power plants in North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

SEE Legal Advised an US Chemical Company on Merger Control Aspects

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group advised an US chemical company on merger control aspects of an intended acquisition of a Slovenian chemical company with substantial sales in other SEE countries.

SEE Legal Advised an Asian Production Company on Merger Control Issues

The SEE Legal Competition Practice Group advised an Asian production company on merger control aspects of the acquisition of a minority stake in a Slovenian competitor and competition law issues related to the horizontal cooperation of the two competitors.

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…