EU accession co-op plans expansion

Polish firm Wardynski & Partners, the Czech Republic’s Kocian Solc Balastik and Cechova Rakovsky from the Slovak Republic have initiated ambitious plans to expand their international alliance following the launch of a Brussels office.

The three firms have implemented a cooperation agreement and last week opened the Central European Law Offices, their joint office in Brussels. They are looking to expand the alliance to bring in firms from other candidate countries for accession.

Wardynski launched its Brussels office in 2001, after signing a cooperation agreement with the UK’s Brick Court Chambers in 2000.

Kocian partner Jiri Balastik said: “European Community law will soon be applicable in our respective countries and access to the Court of Justice will be open. We must be ready to meet our clients’ needs from day one of membership.”