As the Albanian government seeks to utilize the energy crisis as a catalyst for encouraging energy investments and production, significant changes are expected in the country's overall legislation – in light of the negotiation process – to comply with EU standards, according to Deloitte Legal Local Legal Partner Sabina Lalaj.
Turkey's Shifting Priorities: A Buzz Interview with Onur Kucuk of KP Law
The major discussion points in Turkey have been drastically different – before and after the earthquake – with the upcoming elections gaining new importance, according to KP Law Managing Partner Onur Kucuk.
Family Foundations and Remote Work in Poland: A Buzz Interview with Michal Konieczny of KWKR
Polish lawyers are actively discussing two legislative acts – one regulating family foundations and the other focused on remote work – set to impact their practices, according to KWKR Konieczny Wierzbicki & Partners Managing Partner Michal Konieczny.
A Buyer's Real Estate Market in Lithuania: A Buzz Interview with Ruta Radzeviciute-Meizeraite of Fort Legal
The real estate market in Lithuania is in flux, facing significant challenges and, at the same time, providing numerous opportunities to explore, according to Fort Legal Partner Ruta Radzeviciute-Meizeraite.
50 Shades of Governmental Interference in Hungary: A Buzz Interview with Zoltan Faludi of Wolf Theiss
The Hungarian government is actively shaping the market and there are both positive and negative effects on many levels, according to Wolf Theiss Managing Partner Zoltan Faludi.
Balancing Estonia's Potentialities: A Buzz Interview with Jaanus Magi of Magnusson
Finding its balance after a general election, Estonia is looking at a year of potential IT sector labor force shake-ups, a likely uptick of reorganization and bankruptcy procedures, as well as a potential real estate sector slowdown, according to Magnusson Estonia Managing Partner Jaanus Magi.
Bonds, Exits, and Compliance Make a Splash in Croatia: A Buzz Interview with Tomislav Pedisic of Vukmir & Associates
A massive government bond program, an exciting local start-up exit to Google, and several recent and upcoming legislative updates are high on Croatian lawyers' agendas, according to Vukmir & Associates Managing Partner Tomislav Pedisic.
Ukraine's Unbreakable Lawyers: A Buzz Interview with Alla Kozachenko of Kinstellar
The Russian invasion is still ongoing, affecting all areas of life in Ukraine, but there are slivers of hope and reasons to stay positive and optimistic, according to Kinstellar Partner Alla Kozachenko.
A Bit of a Downturn in Slovakia: A Buzz Interview with Michaela Stessl of DLA Piper
Amidst a wave of reorganizations and restructurings in the country, new businesses are looking to enter Slovakia – but have to face its new FDI screening mechanism. Despite the slight economic downturn, there is yet reason to hope for better days, according to DLA Piper Country Managing Partner Michaela Stessl, especially given the prospects of the automotive sector.
Bulgaria's Still Got IT: A Buzz Interview with Pavel Hristov of Hristov & Partners
Bulgaria has seen its Eurozone and Schengen admission dates pushed back by at least a year, while political instability and frequent elections remain the norm. Still, there is room to hope for better times, according to Hristov & Partners Partner Pavel Hristov, mostly thanks to the vibrant IT, transportation, and logistics sectors.
Romania Kicking 2023 Off in Force: A Buzz Interview with Laura Estrade of Act Legal Romania
A high degree of effervescence in the country, with massive legislative updates both taking hold and still in the works – as well as a potential Prime Minister rotation soon to come – is what keeps lawyers talking in Romania, according to Act Legal Romania Partner Laura Estrade.
IP, Tax, Labor, and Corporate Practices Busy in Ukraine: A Buzz Interview with Serhiy Piontkovsky of Baker McKenzie
While Ukrainian law firms have to deal with issues ranging from power outages to effective work distribution, their intellectual property, tax, labor, and corporate law practices remain relatively busy, according to Baker McKenzie Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky.
Slovenia's Public Sector Sorrows: A Buzz Interview with Simon Bracun of Kavcic Bracun & Partners
The country's real estate and energy sectors remain rather resilient, but a crisis is looming in Slovenia’s public sector, according to Kavcic, Bracun & Partners Partner Simon Bracun.
Slovakia Ponders Its Politics: A Buzz Interview with Sona Hankova of CMS
Political uncertainty in Slovakia, with early elections likely to take place in September, has led to an overall slowdown of legislative work at the unfavorable time of a raging energy crisis, according to CMS Partner Sona Hankova.
North Macedonia's Labor Pains: A Buzz Interview with Ana Tosic Cubrinovski of Tosic & Jevtic
A significant labor legal landscape overhaul in North Macedonia, with a long-awaited and long-debated new law being adopted, is what is dominating legal discourse in the country, according to Tosic & Jevtic Managing Partner Ana Tosic Cubrinovski.
Bulgaria's Nail in the Crypto Coffin: A Buzz Interview with Konstantin Mikov of Mikov＆Attorneys
With criminal charges brought against Bulgarian crypto platform Nexo, while everyone is waiting for the MiCA regulation, the country's latest developments will potentially have far-reaching implications worldwide, according to Mikov＆Attorneys Managing Partner Konstantin Mikov.
More Power to Romania's Unions: A Buzz Interview with Serban Paslaru of Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii
A paradigm shift in Romania’s labor law granting additional powers to trade unions will likely liven up the area and lead to an increase in related mandates, according to Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Partner Serban Paslaru.
Increasingly Contentious Hungary: A Buzz Interview with Richard Schmidt of Smartlegal Schmidt & Partners
A growing number of employment and consumer protection-related disputes are on the horizon in Hungary, while revised arbitration rules promise swift and more efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, according to Smartlegal Schmidt & Partners Managing Partner Richard Schmidt.