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Tereza Simanovska

Tereza Simanovska

Tereza Simanovska is Head of Legal & Compliance of APS, a dynamic Czech financial group specializing in distressed debt investment and recovery services, with business activities in ten countries across the CEE and SEE regions.

Firm/Company
APS
Position
Head of Legal & Compliance
Alex Cook

Alex Cook

Alex Cook is an experienced corporate, private equity and joint venture lawyer. He is the managing partner of Clifford Chance's Prague office as well as being the head of both the corporate practice and the office's Slovak Desk.

Firm/Company
Clifford Chance
Position
Office Managing Partner, Prague
Rita Ran Pang

Rita Ran Pang

Rita Ran Pang is a Chinese qualified lawyer and a member of Kinstellar’s business development team dedicated to supporting firm-wide business development focussed on the Chinese market.

Firm/Company
Kinstellar
Position
Associate
Denise Hamer

Denise Hamer

Denise is a partner at Trace Capital Advisors, a boutique focused on Principal Investment, Asset Management, Restructuring, Corporate Finance, and Financial/Operational/Legal Advisory in Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), Distressed Real Estate, Financial and Corporate Assets, Special Situations, and Alternative Financing opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe.

Firm/Company
Trace Capital Advisors
Position
Partner
Milan Pandev

Milan Pandev

Milan Pandev is a partner at DGKV, dealing primarily with energy and utilities, but also M&A, privatization, JVs, and competition.

Firm/Company
Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
Position
Partner
Damir Topic

Damir Topic

Damir Topić is a senior partner at Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević Law Firm and Head of M&A and Banking and Finance practice groups.

Firm/Company
Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević Law Firm
Position
Senior Partner
Linjun Guo

Linjun Guo

Linjun (Lawrence) is a senior partner in the Zhonglun W&D Law Firm. He is admitted to the bar in China and New York State. Lawrence specializes in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, private equity, capital market transactions, and foreign direct investment.

Firm/Company
Zhonglun W&D Law Firm
Position
Senior Partner
Mykola Stetsenko

Mykola Stetsenko

Mykola Stetsenko is the Managing Partner at Avellum and the Head of the firm's Corporate/M&A Practice. Mykola has extensive experience in all types of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, and corporate governance advice.

Firm/Company
Avellum
Position
Managing Partner
Ronald Given

Ronald Given

Ron Given is a corporate/finance lawyer who is currently the Co-Managing Partner of the Wolf Theiss office in Warsaw, having previously served in similar roles in the firm's Zagreb, Prague, and Kyiv offices.

Firm/Company
Wolf Theiss
Position
Partner
Muhsin Keskin

Muhsin Keskin

Muhsin Keskin is a partner and head of Esin Attorney Partnership’s Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices in Istanbul.

Firm/Company
Esin Attorney Partnership
Position
Partner and Head of Banking and Finance and Capital Markets
Christian Blatchford

Christian Blatchford

Christian is a solicitor specializing in M&A and projects and finance.

Firm/Company
Kocian Solc Balastik
Position
Partner
Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks has a corporate and corporate finance practice and has been involved in demutualizations, fund-raisings, joint ventures, and private and public acquisitions.

Firm/Company
Slaughter and May
Position
Partner
Alexandra Doytchinova

Alexandra Doytchinova

Alexandra is founding and managing partner of Schoenherr's Sofia office since its establishment in 2004.

Firm/Company
Schoenherr
Position
Managing Partner
Matej Kavcic

Matej Kavcic

Matej is a cofounder of the Kavčič, Bračun & Partners law firm, specializing in corporate/M&A, competition law, commercial law, banking & finance, IT & telecommunications, and litigation.

Firm/Company
Kavčič, Bračun & Partners
Position
Partner
Rastko Petakovic

Rastko Petakovic

Rastko is a Senior Partner at Karanović & Nikolić specialising in M&A, competition law and business regulation.

Firm/Company
Karanović & Nikolić
Position
Senior Partner
Sebastian Lawson

Sebastian Lawson

Sebastian is a corporate partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in the firm's Vienna office since January 2018.

Firm/Company
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Position
Partner
Martin Magal

Martin Magal

Martin Magal is the Managing Partner and Head of Allen & Overy's Litigation and Arbitration practice in Slovakia. He also co-ordinates the Dispute Resolution practice in Allen & Overy's CEE offices.

Firm/Company
Allen & Overy
Position
Managing Partner and Head of Litigation and Arbitration practice in Slovakia
Judith Gliniecki

Judith Gliniecki

Judith Gliniecki is the General Counsel of CEE Equity Partner Ltd, the investment advisor to the China-CEE Fund and the China-CEE Fund II.

Firm/Company
CEE Equity Partner
Position
General Counsel
Shawn Atkinson

Shawn Atkinson

Shawn Atkinson, partner in Orrick’s London office, is a cross-border corporate lawyer focussing on advising leading private equity, venture capital and growth funds and high growth technology companies.

Firm/Company
Orrick
Position
Partner
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