Dealer’s Choice

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them. This year’s event features considerations of the political developments in the region as they have affected and are likely to affect foreign investment and law firm business, how to establish and improve the relationship between international law firms and local firms coordinating client service on the ground, and a CEE Legal Matters Special Panel on Chinese investment in CEE. With critical content and unparalleled opportunities for networking and relationship building, Dealer’s Choice is the premier annual gathering of lawyers in Emerging Europe —and the only event of its kind in CEE.

08:00 am - 16:30 am Dealer's Choice

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Coffee and Registration

Coffee and Registration

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Comments

Welcome and Opening Comments

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Terrific Not Terminator: Adapting and Adopting New Technology

Terrific Not Terminator: Adapting and Adopting New Technology

The significance of changes in technology on the practice of law can not be overstated, with revolutionary artificial intelligence, robot, and document review/discovery tools available to lawyers for the first time.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
Speaker:
Tereza Simanovska (Moderator); Rastko Petakovic; Mykola Stetsenko; Damir Topic; Alex Cook;
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Break & Networking

Coffee Break & Networking

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
10:15 am - 11:30 am
The Friendship Zone: Establishing and Strengthening the International Firm - Domestic Firm Referral Relationship

The Friendship Zone: Establishing and Strengthening the International Firm - Domestic Firm Referral Relationship

With investors increasingly mobile and committed to pursuing unique opportunities wherever in the world they may appear, the ability of lawyers to find reliable, efficient, trustworthy on-the-ground assistance in foreign countries is critical, and the relationship between large international firms and smaller domestic firms across CEE has never been more important.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
Speaker:
Shawn Atkinson (Moderator); Alexandra Doytchinova; Matej Kavčič; Jonathan Marks; Christian Blatchford;
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Moving Right Along: How Recent CEE Political Trends and Developments are Likely to Affect Investment and Law Firm Business

Moving Right Along: How Recent CEE Political Trends and Developments are Likely to Affect Investment and Law Firm Business

Now twenty-years out of communism, CEE remains politically-fluid, with countries in the region seeming to rotate between states of emergency, public protest and political upheaval, economic crisis, and for the lucky few, relative stability and calm.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
Speaker:
Martin Magal (Moderator); Ron Given; Sebastian Lawson; Muhsin Keskin; Denise Hamer;
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break & Networking

Coffee Break & Networking

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Coming Over the Wall: Chinese Investors and Firms in CEE

Coming Over the Wall: Chinese Investors and Firms in CEE

Chinese investment in CEE is growing year by year, reaching over USD 58 billion in 2016, and last November China’s Premier Li Keqiang attended the sixth annual meeting of the Cooperation between China and Eastern European Countries (the “16+1”) in Budapest.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank
Speaker:
Judith Gliniecki (Moderator); Milan Pandev; Linjun Guo; Rita Pan Pang; Tomas Novotny;
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Final Comments

Final Comments

The Dealer’s Choice international law firm forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for a series of panel discussions on a matters of universal interest to law firms and the lawyers who work within them.

Venue:
The Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank

Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony

The CEE Legal Matters Banquet — an annual celebration of CEE's legal markets and the lawyers who work within them — represents a unique opportunity for the region’s top legal professionals to sit, connect, and engage with peers and counterparts from across the 24 CEE countries in a vibrant and entertaining setting. With good food and drinks, this is the social event of the year for the business lawyers who play such a major role in constructing the region’s present … and shaping its future. The focal point of the evening is the CEE Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony, this year focusing on 17 qualifying markets in CEE, with many of the lawyers who played key roles in making the shortlisted deals happen in attendance, pulling at their collars and forcing smiles as they await the announcements of the most prestigious peer-selected legal awards in CEE.

19:00 pm - 22:00 pm CEE Legal Matters Banquet

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CEE Legal Matters Banquet and Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony

CEE Legal Matters Banquet and Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony

The CEE Legal Matters Banquet — an annual celebration of CEE's legal markets and the lawyers who work within them — represents a unique opportunity for the region’s top legal professionals to sit, connect, and engage with peers and counterparts from across the 24 CEE countries in a vibrant and entertaining setting.

Venue:
Slovansky Dum, Empire Hall located at Na Příkopě 22, Praha 1, 110 00