On 26 April 2004 a Cooperation Agreement was concluded by eight leading Central and Eastern European law firms including Borislav Boyanov & Co, Иechovб Rakovskэ from the Slovak Republic, Klavins & Slaidins from Latvia, Kociбn Љolc Balaљtнk from the Czech Republic, Kovбcs Reti Szegheo from Hungary, Lepik & Luhaддr from Estonia, Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiunas ir partneriai from Lithuania, and Wardyсski and Partners from Poland. Together, the firms count over 200 lawyers providing services operating in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish and other languages, in addition to their respective national languages.
One of the immediate objectives of the participants is to build on the existing Central European Law Office in Brussels that has been developed by Wardynski & Partners, Kocian Solc Balastik and Cechova Rakovsky since 2001.
The parties to the Agreement aim to serve their clients better by cooperating on a broader regional basis, and mainly in the new and future EU Member States.
The law firms anticipate that their joint work will be mainly focused on the relevant areas of EC law, including Competition, Regulatory Issues, State Aid and Litigation. At the same time, the Brussels presence will enable the parties to provide their clients with direct information on the policy and legislative changes projected by the European Commission.
For more information, please refer to the enclosed Press Release.