COMPLIANCE IS STILL A CHALLENGE RATHER THAN ESTABLISHED PRACTICE FOR CEE COMPANIES

The second year of the successful European Compliance Forum took place in Bratislava at the end of April. This two-day event, which was co-organized by the RUŽIČKA AND PARTNERS Law Firm and Deloitte Advisory, focused on the effectiveness of compliance programs and the processes for preventing human failure. Although compliance is still relatively difficult to…

Two new partners in Bratislava in CEE promotions round

International law firm CMS has appointed two new partners in Slovakia in its latest round of promotions. As of 1 May, Petra Čorba Stark and Michal Huťan have become partners for Corporate/M&A and for Real estate, Energy and Infrastructure respectively. Both are based in the firm’s Bratislava office. The double promotion, which coincides with the…

Student housing in CEE: The next big thing?

Study reveals severe shortfall in CEE student housing – with a potential value of up to EUR 4bn Warsaw found to be the most under-supplied CEE city for student housing, followed by Budapest 32% of surveyed investors are already active in CEE student housing sector or intending to be in the short to medium term…

CMS advises Gramercy Europe on first Slovak investment

CMS has advised Gramercy Europe, acting through its fund Gramercy Property Europe III, on the successful acquisition of the KiK Logistics Centre near Dunajská Streda, Slovakia, from Go Asset and ECE European City Estates. London-based Gramercy Europe is a leading real estate investment fund manager focused on single tenant logistics and light industrial properties located…