Wedlake Bell international network bolstered by Eastern European firms

Four new law firms have joined the legal network Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA), building on its Eastern Europe expertise.

Joining the network are Austrian firm Doralt Seist Csoklich, Bihary Balassa & Partners of Hungary, Romanian firm Mariana Anghel Law Firm as well as Hökerberg & Söderqvist in Sweden.

Last year the appointment of Polish firm Kalwas & Partners gave TELFA its first foothold in Eastern Europe. The latest round of firms to join the alliance means the network now has representative firms in 22 jurisdictions.

TELFA, represented in the UK by founder member Wedlake Bell, specialises in providing corporate, intellectual property, information technology, employment law and tax advice.

The alliance’s chairman, Charles Campbell of Paris-based Campbell Philippart & Associés, said that finding new member firms in the Eastern European states which recently joined the European Union had been a key objective.