Consistent with its mission to inform and serve in-house counsel across the region, CEE Legal Matters has initiated the 2015 version of its highly regarded CEE Corporate Counsel Best Practices survey, once again inviting over 3000 General Counsel and Heads of Legal across Central and Eastern Europe to fill out a short online questionnaire about best practices, key strategies, and personal preferences.
Some 698 senior in-house counsel participated in last year’s survey, and their responses resulted in the widely-read CEE Corporate Counsel Best Practices Handbook. David Stuckey, the Executive Editor of CEE Legal Matters, expects this year’s report to be even more popular. “As we’ve grown, our network has grown,” he said, "and we’re now in close contact with even more lawyers, both in-house and in private practice, than we were at this point last year. In addition, those who participated in last year’s survey found the results extremely useful. As word spreads, I have no doubt that this year’s report will be even better.”
Participants who complete the survey will, as last year, receive a free hard copy of the report itself — and a 25% discount on tickets to the September 10-11 General Counsel Summit in Budapest: An unprecedented event, designed exclusively for General Counsel and Heads of Legal, who alone will be able to register to attend. Guest speakers announced so far include Pal Kara, the Vice President and Group General Counsel at MOL, Judith Gliniecki, the General Counsel at CEE Equity Partners, Andras Mohasci, the Commercial Compliance Counsel (Global) at British American Tobacco, Gergo Budai, the General Counsel and Deputy CEO at Invitel, and many others. In addition, Marie-Anne Birken, the General Counsel at the EBRD, will give the keynote presentation covering how General Counsels can be agents of law reforms.
The survey is available here and we welcome input from all General Counsel and Heads of Legal and/or Compliance.
Information can be found at the event microsite, here.
Radu Cotarcea, the Managing Editor of CEE Legal Matters, which is organizing the GC Summit, believes the event — the first of what is expected to be an annual event in CEE — fills an obvious gap. “For years now we’ve had in-house counsel complain to us that they have limited opportunities for networking, idea exchange, and simple communication about how best to manage their time and address the many challenges they face each day,” Cotarcea says. “It became clear to us that a dedicated event, created specifically for them and with their needs in mind, would be extremely useful.” It may be more than that. “We also,” Cotarcea says with a smile, "frankly, think it will be fun.”
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a partner of both the survey and summit with more to be announced soon — we thank them for their support!
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