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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate.

We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers over 40 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports.

We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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23/05/2019
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
19/06/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies (DLT) are ap­proach­ing the main­stream. Tech­no­logy com­pan­ies of­fer products for com­mer­cial pro­jects. IB­M's Block­chain Plat­form ref­er­ences “500+ cli­ent en­gage­ments to date”.
June 2018
On­line Stress Test
Test your know-how pro­tec­tion
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
Iain Batty
08/05/2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
23/05/2019
New le­gis­la­tion on whis­tleblow­ing in the Czech Re­pub­lic
Cur­rently in the Czech Re­pub­lic, em­ploy­ees have no oth­er op­tion on how to re­port un­law­ful activ­ity than re­port­ing it dir­ectly to their su­per­visor or to the re­spect­ive state au­thor­ity. This has been found to be rather in­ef­fect­ive as in most cases ‘whis­tleblowers’.
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
10/04/2019
The Czech Data Pro­tec­tion Act fi­nally passed by the Par­lia­ment
While the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) be­came dir­ectly ef­fect­ive al­most a year ago, no Czech Data Pro­tec­tion Act (“DPA”) has been passed so far, mak­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic one of the last coun­tries in the EU to im­ple­ment a DPA.
26/02/2019
Draft Bill on the reg­u­la­tion of UK pro­viders of fin­an­cial ser­vices...
On 23 Janu­ary 2019, the Draft Bill on the tem­por­ary ad­just­ment of re­la­tions in con­nec­tion with the United King­dom leav­ing the EU (the “Bill”) was passed by the Cham­ber of Depu­ties. The Sen­ate will com­mence a re­view of the Bill on 27 Feb­ru­ary 2019, and it is.
22/02/2019
An up­date on mech­an­ics of UK cor­res­pond­ing rights for EUTM re­gis­tra­tions
As we edge closer to Brexit day, cur­rently due to take place on 29 March 2019, we have re­cently ob­tained ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion about post-Brexit ar­range­ments for own­ers of EUTM ap­plic­a­tions and re­gis­tra­tions.
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
18/02/2019
CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al ap­proves In­vest­ment Court Sys­tem in EU-Canada...
On 29 Janu­ary 2019, Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Yves Bot of the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) pub­lished his opin­ion that the in­vestor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­an­ism of the EU-Canada Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic and Trade Agree­ment (CETA) is com­pat­ible with EU law.