02 Aug The 9th Balkan Legal Forum, Vienna

The 9th Balkan Legal Forum, a bi-annual legal conference (also known as “The Forum of Professional Friends”) was held in Vienna on 27-28 June. The event attracted over 150 delegates from 30 countries, representing Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Top-tier Legal Adriatic (TLA) featured prominently as the event sponsor and TLA partners Mr Boris Šavorić (Šavoric & Partners – TLA Croatia) , Mr Bojan Šporar (Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners – TLA Slovenia) and Mr Dragan Dameski (Debarliev, Dameski & Kelesoska – TLA Macedonia) participated as panelists.

The main theme on the first day of the conference was “South East Europe – Investment opportunities and challenges for the next five years”. Prominent topics included Private Equity activity in SEE, leading trends in most active sectors across South East Europe – Banking, Telecoms, Energy and infrastructure, Distressed Banks and NPLs as an Investment Opportunity.

Additional topics that were covered  at the conferences included theories/realities of investment disputes, current oil price environment/ramifications on the region, as well as greatest practical concerns of buyers/investors encountered during the M&A process.

Balkan Legal Forum is a conference organized by the IBA European Regional Forum and the Legal Development Foundation, backed by the IBA Law Firm Management Committee.