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Former Mriya Agroholding Chief Legal Counsel Sergiy Ignatovsky has joined Redcliffe Partners as a Partner within the firm’s Litigation and Restructuring practices.

John Giannakakis, General Counsel of the Andromeda Group, shares his insights on data protection and cybersecurity compliance issues – made all the more pressing in a COVID-19 context – and the best practices he has developed for assessing risks and nurturing a compliance culture.

Zsuzsanna Lippai, Legal and Compliance Manager at Mercedes-Benz, explains how she had to adapt her negotiation style in a COVID-19 world.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Hedman Partners had agreed to serve as legal advisor to Solaride on its project to build a solar-powered car in Estonia. CEEIHM spoke with Kristel Leif, Chief Executive Officer at Solaride, to learn more about the matter.

Bryan Wilson has stepped down from his firm to join Dual Asset as Head of CEE.

Former Alpha Bank Chief Legal and Governance Officer Nikos Salakas has re-joined Koutalidis as a Partner and Head of the firm's Banking and Finance practice.

Former Senior Legal Counsel for Grundfos in Hungary as joined Citco France in the same role. 

Former Dentons Managing Counsel Arkadiusz Wierzbicki has joined Polenergia in Warsaw as the company's Group Head of Legal & General Counsel.

On May 19, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that CMS had advised Portugal's MGI Capital on the sale of Bezmer Energy to Philicon-97. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Pedro Lameira, CFO at MGI Capital, to learn more about the sale.

Former Enel Romania Head of Legal has joined Enel Green Power as its Head of Legal in Bucharest.

On December 6, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that PwC Legal had advised Spanish railway company Renfe on the acquisition of a stake in the Czech carrier Leo Express. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Manel Villalante i Llaurado, Chief Strategy Officer at Renfe, to learn more about the matter.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Gugushev & Partners had helped Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co KG, part of Northern Germany's Lurssen shipyard group, win a public tender for the supply of two multipurpose modular patrol vessels to the Bulgarian Navy. CEEIHM spoke with Dirk Malgowski, Managing Director at Fr. Lurssen Werft, to learn more about the matter.

On January 18, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that DGKV had represented the Mezzanine Partners consortium in a public procurement dispute with the Bulgarian Fund of Funds. CEEIHM spoke with Evgeny Angelov, Managing Partner at Silverline Capital, to learn more. 

On April 29, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that PwC Legal had advised Benefit Systems on its acquisition of 75% of the shares and agreement on the optional acquisition of 25% of shares in Lunching.pl. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Iwona Rykaczewska-Kuderska, Head of Legal at Benefit Systems, to learn more about the acquisition.

Miray Turkmen has joined pharmaceutical company Organon as its Legal & Compliance Lead, Turkey & South Africa.

On February 10, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr had advised Innova Capital Group's Innova 6 fund on its investment in three dental services companies: DPC, Pomorska Inicjatywa Medyczna, and Medicadent Stomatologia. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Tobiasz Jankowski, Managing Director at Innova Capital Group to learn more about the matter.

Karolis Gudas has been promoted to Deputy Head of Legal Department, focusing on disputes and claims, at Rail Baltica. in Lithuania.

Former Air Serbia General Counsel Branko Gabric has joined BDK Advokati as Counsel and Head of the Compliance; Investigation Practice.

On April 13, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that the Vilnius office of Walless had advised the founders of the Alwark Group on the sale of 66% of their shares in the company to the KJK Fund III. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Gediminas Simkus, Member of the Board of the Alwark Group, to learn more about the sale.

Andrius Digrys has joined BLRT Grupp AS as its General Counsel in Estonia.

On May 21, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Ellex Valiunas had successfully represented Western Baltija Shipbuilding in its appeal of a public procurement award to a consortium of Finnish companies to provide a specialized vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces to eliminate pollution incidents and carry out rescue operations in the Baltic Sea. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Andrius Digrys, General Legal Counsel at Western Baltija Shipbuilding, to learn more about the deal.

On November 18, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Gugushev & Partners had helped Fr. Lurssen Werft GmbH & Co KG, part of Northern Germany's Lurssen shipyard group, win a public tender for the supply of two multipurpose modular patrol vessels to the Bulgarian Navy. CEEIHM spoke with Dirk Malgowski, Managing Director at Fr. Lurssen Werft, to learn more about the matter.

On May 19, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that CMS had advised Portugal's MGI Capital on the sale of Bezmer Energy to Philicon-97. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Pedro Lameira, CFO at MGI Capital, to learn more about the sale.

Former Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Partner Andrzej Motyka has joined Kulczyk Investments S.A. in Warsaw as the company's Lead Counsel, M&A.

On October 7, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Kocian Solc Balastik had advised Czech technology accelerator AI Startup Incubator on its investment in US-Bangladeshi OpenRefactory. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Angelo Burgarello, Business Development Director at AI Startup Incubator, to learn more about the investment.

Ilke Ozun Deniz has joined KPMG Turkiye as its Legal Affairs and Compliance Manager in Istanbul.

Ana Banicevic has become Legal Counsel at the TMF Group in Belgrade.

On February 25, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Clifford Chance had advised Commerz Real on its sale of Charles Square Center to a closed-end European real estate fund represented by KGAL Investment Management. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Dirk Schilo, Senior Legal Counsel at Commerz Real to learn more about the deal.

On February 15, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii had advised Redport Capital and Mobexpert on the acquisition of a 44,000 square-meter land plot near Petrom City in Bucharest from OMV Petrom. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Cosmin Savu Cristescu, Managing Director at Redport, to learn more about the acquisition.

Andras Gonczy was appointed to Director of Legal at Granit Polus in Hungary.

On May 25, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Balicki Czekanski Gryglewski Lewczuk had advised Symfonia on its acquisition of a majority stake in HRtec. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Wioletta Kaloska, General Counsel at Symfonia, to learn more about the acquisition.

Joanna Knozowska-Castens has joined Brainly in Poland as Legal Counsel.

Former Head of Legal Automation at UiPath Vasile Tiple has launched Goodlegal – a company aiming to "make legal easy, accessible, and actionable to anyone through freely available technology."