Bird & Bird officially established its own presence in Central and Eastern Europe in 2008 with four offices in Prague, Bratislavia, Budapest, and Warsaw. Through these strategic locations we are able to offer a deeper understanding of the local markets and provide advice in both English and in the region’s languages.
Since then each office has grown to be renowned in their respective country for specialisms that include banking and finance, corporate and M&A, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, information technology, telecoms, media, dispute resolution, energy and utilities, real estate, and life sciences. We have also become well known for our ability to successfully manage complex, cross-border projects and deals.
We provide legal advice to local and multi-national companies who need support in Central and Eastern Europe, operating as a cohesive team and fully integrating with the rest of the international Bird & Bird network.
We have also recruited leaders in their respective practices for example Sławomir Szepietowski in Poland, and Ivan Sagál in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
We also have close relationships with key institutions such as the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Polish Chambers of Information Technology and Telecommunication. In the Czech Republic we cooperate closely with the Czech Venture Capital Association, American and British Chambers of Commerce and the British Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia.
For further details of our local teams, as well as examples of their work, please visit our pages for Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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