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The Czech and Slovakian markets take a local turn

11-May-2015

Czech and Slovakian firms are in high demand but the internationals have found the market

Poland Warsaw

Poland – Warsaw packed

16-Mar-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering.

Austria

Austria – Holding the centre

9-Mar-2015 | By Jonathan Ames

Austrian firms are hanging tough and looking for opportunities in a central European region bounded by a battlefield on its eastern flank.

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Romania – Optimism flows deep

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms

Bulgaria

Bulgaria – The stability dividend

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment promises to pick up when Bulgaria sails into calmer political waters, but that’s not the only attraction for its firms and an international newcomer

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Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

19-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.

Poland Warsaw

Greenberg Traurig expands Europe real estate with A&O and Norton Rose hires

15-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Greenberg Traurig has added 12 new lawyers to its Warsaw office through hires from Allen & Overy (A&O) and Norton Rose Fulbright, as part of a strategy to expand its real estate presence in Central Europe.

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White-collar crime in Serbia download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 21-May-2015

The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. 

Aarhus Convention on the environment – infringement procedure against Austria download subscription

Schoenherr 20-May-2015

The problem in implementing the third pillar of the convention in Austria is that the EU has not yet issued a directive.

Ukraine: new reporting requirements relating to ‘ultimate beneficiaries’ download subscription

Eversheds 18-May-2015

Anti-money laundering measure means reporting more to the state.

Serbia: VAT and clinical trials download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 18-May-2015

The services local CROs provide to foreign affiliates do not qualify as services to clinical trials.

Poland: traders’ obligations under the Consumers Protection Act download subscription

Schoenherr 18-May-2015

A trader must clearly inform consumers in advance about  all costs associated with a contract, and other requirements.

The gas pipeline, the Cold War and the Black Sea download

Karanovic & Nikolic 15-May-2015

Russia is unlikely to sit idly by as the EU plans new energy corridor.

VAT exemptions in Montenegro download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 15-May-2015

How to apply for a tax exemption to build facilities such as luxury hotels and energy plants.

Austria: Amendments to Chemicals Act and Biocidal Products Act download subscription

Schoenherr 14-May-2015

On 5 March 2015, Austria’s agriculture, forestry, environment and water economics minister presented a draft law to amend the Chemicals Act and the Biocidal Products Act. T

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