Local investors will stay as a key participant in the CEE investment arena

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]   — says Colliers International in its latest CEE Investment Outlook report — [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Mipim, 15 March, 2018 – The growth of purchases by domestic and cross-border investors in the CEE-6 markets accelerated 32% in 2017. The CEE cross-border flow more than tripled to 7% of the record overall volume of EUR 13.1bn. Mark…

The Law on Money Laundering Concerns More Than Half a Million Companies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Bratislava, 12 March 2018 From March 15, 2018, the Amendment to the Act on Protection against the Legalization of Proceeds from Crime and Terrorist Financing, adopted by Slovakia on the basis of a European Parliament Directive, will enter into force. A law that regulates the rights and obligations of the obliged person, concerns more…

Why Do We Need Cross Culture Communication Skills Training?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Cross culture communication skills belong to the basic skill set of a manager or employee in an international company abroad. In Slovakia, it is rather exceptional if a company offers cross culture communication skills training to its employees. Read about cross culture communication training and its benefits in an interview with Mrs. Eva Gáboríková:…

Emerging Europe surpasses 2,000 M&A deals in 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] China increases investment by 78 per cent China became the largest foreign investor across emerging Europe* in 2017, according to the “Emerging Europe M&A report 2017/2018” published by CMS in cooperation with EMIS. China increased the value of its investments into the region by 78% to €7.7bn, after a 96% rise in 2016. The…

Bulgaria and the Czech Republic are the “road kings” amongst the auto producers and component suppliers market segment in the CEE region

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]   Labour force is the key factor for auto player’s location decision-making process – says Colliers International in its latest research report “The Road Kings: CEE Autos” [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Bratislava, 22.1.2018: The auto producers and component suppliers sector is very important in CEE industrial and is growing. Auto exports ranged from 4.7% of total exports…

SK-NIC acquisition process has been closed. SK-NIC´s new strategic investor and owner is UK company CentralNic.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] 12. December 2017, Bratislava: CentralNic Plc., a global leader in domain name technology and operations, listed on the London Stock Exchange, announces a significant strategic investment in Slovakia, becoming the owner of SK-NIC, manager of the top level .sk domain. The vendor is Dutch company DanubiaTel Netherlands B.V. Ben Crawford, CEO, CentralNic, said: “We…

CMS wins at Mergermarket European M&A Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] CMS won Private Equity Legal Adviser of the Year at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards, held in London on 7 December 2017. Additionally, CMS was named France M&A Legal Adviser of the Year. The prizes are awarded for creative advisory work on complex transactions. The judging process, which starts with an analysis of M&A…

CEE region continues to provide opportunity for business despite potential risks, according to report by CMS and Legal Week

[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”CEE region continues to provide opportunity for business despite potential risks, according to report by CMS and Legal Week”][/ultimate_heading][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Government investigations and regulatory compliance are increasingly concerning issues for businesses operating in the CEE market. This is according to the latest ‘Central & Eastern Europe: Risk & Resilience’ report, published by international law firm…

Infrastructure investment boom predicted for CEE nations on the rise

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] The infrastructure market has high hopes for Central and Eastern European countries, whose economies are currently experiencing strong economic growth, according to the CMS Infrastructure Index: A New Direction, which this year ranks 40 jurisdictions in order of infrastructure investment attractiveness according to six key criteria. Countries in the CEE region claimed six of…

A Thoroughbred Racer – CEE BPO/SSC Office Sector

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Bratislava, 18 December 2017:  The BPO/SSC take-up totalled over 60% of all-sector office take-up in 4 key BPO cities (Wroclaw, Lodz, Krakow and Sofia)  in H1 2017. Vacant stock is diminishing, due to this demand impulse and strong general economic conditions. Labour availability and employee tech knowhow uplift are significant factors which influence the…