Inflation, currency depreciation, and low foreign currency reserves might lead to early elections in Turkey, but Turunc Partner Kerem Turunc chooses to focus on the positives: the buzz around the startup scene in the country.
Despite current geopolitical challenges and the related inflation and price hikes, the current situation in Greece is much better compared to the COVID-19 crisis, with increasing interest in the country's hospitality sector, according to Drakopoulos Partner Michalis Kosmopoulos.
All is quiet on the western front for Slovenia – apart from the outcome of the April 2022 parliamentary elections – but concerns over energy, exports, and the potential EU embargo against Russian oil and gas are mounting, according to Karmen Rebesco Law Firm Partner Karmen Rebesco.
The strongest forces shaping the dynamics of legal work in Bulgaria, according to Kinstellar Partner Antonia Mavrova, are the country’s recently approved Recovery and Resilience Plan and the branching consequences of the war in Ukraine.
The potential EU ban on Russian oil and gas, the Penta Investments split, and the new construction law in Slovakia are currently the major debate, the biggest transaction, and the greatest legal update, respectively, according to Taylor Wessing Partner Jan Lazur.
With a new FDI regulatory framework and the National Plan for Resilience and Recovery all but in place, Romania is well prepared for the second part of 2022, which could include a swarm of businesses relocating from Ukraine and Russia, according to RTPR Partner Alina Stavaru.
With the war in Ukraine affecting a number of business sectors, Serbia still manages to have a very vibrant market with a number of important projects being developed primarily in the infrastructure and energy sectors, according to Karanovic & Partners Managing Partner Darko Jovanovic.
A booming startup sector, unhampered by the war in the region, is the strongest suit of the Estonian market right now, while the country continues to focus on improving its regulation of FDI, crypto, and fintech businesses, according to Sorainen Senior Partner Aku Sorainen.
With 2022 being an election year for Bosnia, there is not a lot of market activity, according to BB Legal Partner Nenad Baros. There are crypto-related legislation updates on the horizon, however, and the market has settled down following the sale of Sberbank assets in the country to local banks.
Lithuania’s fintech market is expanding, while inflation and implementing a sanctions regime create obstacles for businesses and the general public, according to Adon Legal Managing Partner Donatas Sliora.
The recent legislative amendments regulating commercial courts, e-signatures, intellectual property, and oil products trading are the major updates in Kosovo, according to RPHS Law Managing Partner Kushtrim Palushi.
A vibrant technological ecosystem, driving massive amounts of M&A transactions in Turkey and continuing the trend of 2021 well into this year, is the most important recent takeaway, according to Nazali M&A Partner Nilay Duran.