Anti-corruption measures are beginning to bite but for now lawyers are pinning their hopes on work in areas such as banking, pharma and agriculture.
Crisis taxes and regulatory changes have doused foreign investor interest but firms are gaining opportunities elsewhere as a result of the global crash.
Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.
Czech and Slovakian firms are in high demand but the internationals have found the market
An influx of global firms and a rush of indie spin-offs has created an overcrowded legal market in Poland – and fees are suffering.
Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region.
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.
False imprisonment: are our rights stronger in Europe? download subscription
Claimant probably suffered feelings of ‘confusion […] frustration and/ or helplessness and injustice’ – particularly after getting no compensation.
Bulgaria: bank recovery law must protect close-out netting arrangements download subscription
Risk mitigation measures required in bank crisis law.
Serbia: new law on conversion of right of use into ownership of construction land download subscription
New law includes several excellent ideas, particularly regarding long-term leasing.
Law on conversion adopted in Serbia download subscription
Converting right of use into ownership rights over construction land, for a fee.
Competition Commission carries out dawn raids in Serbia download subscription
Focus on leading market players – brush up on your compliance procedures.
Czech Republic: is limiting the number of agency employees plausible? download subscription
Ministry proposal underplays advantages of agency staff.
Kyrgyz Republic: changes to foreign trade regulations download subscription
Anti-dumping measures adopted in line with Eurasian Economic Union rules, and other changes.
Amendments to the law on mortgages download subscription
Simplified extra-judicial procedures for settlement of a creditor’s claims.