Turkey: Q2 Competition Law Bulletin 2021

The Preliminary Report on E-marketplace Platforms Sector Inquiry (the “Preliminary Report”) published by the Turkish Competition Authority (the “TCA”) was the most significant competition law development during the second quarter of 2021. On 7 May 2021, the Preliminary Report, which contains the Competition Board’s (the “Board”) initial findings of the sector inquiry initiated on 11 June 2020 and policy suggestions, was published on the TCA’s website for public consideration. The Preliminary Report explores competition law concerns associated with the e-commerce sector and…

Polenak Law Firm Welcomes New Partner Tanja Polenak

Polenak Law Firm is pleased to welcome Tanja Polenak as a new partner who will be leading the firm’s employment and collection practice. Both Polenak Law Firm and the SEE Legal Group wish Tanja a warm welcome. An accomplished legal professional, Tanja has nearly 25 years of experience in the legal practice, 12 years in the Court of Appeals Skopje and 12 years as Head of the Legal Department at Eurolink Insurance Skopje. Her expertise assures valuable contribution to Polenak Law Firm team’s dedication to maintaining a high standard of practice and competent service to clients.

What Issues are the Companies Facing during Remote Work?

The SEE Legal Employment & Immigration Practice Group and ALRUD’s Labour and Employment Practice join forces to present and discuss the most challenging issues that companies based in Southeast Europe and Russia are facing during remote work. The discussion will be split over two webinars taking place on Tuesday, 15th June and Thursday, 17th June 2021. The first webinar on Tuesday, 15th June will cover the jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia. If your company is based in any of these countries, please feel free to register…

The SEE Legal Group and its Member Firms Top-ranked by Chambers Europe 2021

For the first time, the publishers of Chambers Europe guide have decided to rank the Leading regional law firm networks in Central and Eastern Europe in separate bands. 

Promotions at NNDKP – Class of 2021

NNDKP announced the 2021 class of promotions. 1 lawyer enters NNDKP Partnership; 1 lawyer is promoted to the Managing Associate position and 3 lawyers are named Senior Associates; 9 practice areas of NNDKP (consultancy and litigation) and regional offices Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca where promotions were made; a total of 30 lawyers advance in their roles within NNDKP. Roxana Abrasu (Employment & Labour) was promoted to Partner. Stefan Ionescu (Banking & Finance) was promoted to Managing Associate. Emanuel Flechea, Mihai Fifoiu and Vladimir Plugarescu (Corporate/M&A,…

Inspection of Employees’ Corporate E-Mail Correspondence

The employer’s right to inspect employees’ communication made through their corporate e-mail account is a much-debated issue. The Cassation Court of Turkey has not defined this inspection’s boundaries yet. The Constitutional Court of Turkey, which had already examined this issue in two of its decisions, reinforced its ever-evolving precedent, with its latest decision.

The SEE Legal Group Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global 2021

The SEE Legal Group and its members are proud to announce that the SEE Legal Group is the only regional legal network in Central and Eastern Europe that has received the prestigious Band 1 ranking by Chambers Global 2021.

blinkdraft| Linkedin page launched

To enable easier access to information about blinkdraft|, BDK Advokati launched a LinkedIn page dedicated to the service.

SEE Legal Group Establishes Two New Integrated Regional Practice Groups

The management of the SEE Legal Group decided to formalise the active practice groups of Employment and Immigration, and Intellectual Property.

Polenak Law Firm Promotes Anastazija Sazdovska

Polenak Law Firm is proud to announce the promotion of Anastazija Sazdovska to senior associate.

DTB Advised Playrix in the Acquisition of Cateia Games

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka advised Playrix, one of the leading mobile game developers in the world, and the 9th highest-grossing game publisher globally on iOS and Android (according to 2018 results), in its acquisition of Cateia Games, one of the oldest Croatian gaming studios, focused on developing and publishing premium quality video games.

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,