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Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Allen & Overy has one of the largest and best known practices in CEE and is one of the few global law firms with a well-established presence in the region.

We have offices in four key centres – Warsaw, Prague, Budapest and Bratislava – and the offices have close working ties and are fully integrated with our global network. Consequently, we offer a seamless service to our clients across the region and beyond.

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Blog Post: 16 May 2022

EU General Court confirms ECB’s decision to withdraw the authorisation of Estonia’s Versobank

In Joined Cases T‑351/18 and T‑584/18 Versobank the court decided that the ECB was competent to withdraw a banking licence for severe breaches of AML/CFT requirements and clarified the interplay…

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Publications: 03 May 2022

Costs, damages and duration in investor-State arbitration in the CEE Region

Our new study on costs, damages and duration in investor-State arbitration in the CEE Region examines 105 investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases conducted under ICSID, UNCITRAL and other…

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Publications: 14 March 2022

Asset protection for foreign investors in Russia: international and domestic remedies

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in clear violation of Article 2 of the Charter of the United Nations, is first and foremost a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Publications: 04 March 2022

Russia sanctions and contractual non-performance

In light of recent international economic sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union, and other bodies against Russia, commercial actors should review their contracts with great care.

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We offer our global services to clients interested in CEE, where we regularly advise on corporate, banking and finance, capital markets transactions and infrastructure and energy projects.

Regional events and webinars

We run our own events and webinars in addition to attending and sponsoring conferences across the region. These events will give you the chance to keep up with industry developments, establish key relationships and exchange knowledge and experience with leading experts. All of the upcoming regional events and webinars we are involved in are listed below and updated continuously.

Join us for our 2022 CEE Finance Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to the Allen & Overy 2022 CEE Finance Workshop, in which we will discuss legal and market developments across CEE and Austria and analyse loan transaction trends across the region. Our team of banking and finance specialists from our offices in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will be joined by partners from our relationship law firms in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia,  Slovenia and Ukraine.

As in previous years, Attila K Csongrady, head of our CEE English law banking practice in Bratislava, and Senior Associate Peter Redo will lead the discussion on latest developments and loan transasction trends.

Our event will start with a CEE macro overview by Juraj Kotian, Head of CEE Macro Research at Erste Group Bank.

Date and time:

18 May 2022

1st session 9:00 - 10:45

2nd session 10:45 - 11:15

Format: Moderated online panel discussion and Q&A


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