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As 2019 draws to a close, we provide a look back at the most popular stories — based on the number of clicks and views — that appeared on the CEE Legal Matters website over the past 365 days.

Sure, this summer has been hot. There's no denying it. Sizzling. Too hot to enjoy. But now come the good times. Reasonable temperatures, nice breezes, and cool weather — perfect for grabbing a nice adult beverage, sitting on your deck or on the patio of your favorite watering hole, and reading the September 2019 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine from front to back. We've done our part ... because the September 2019 issue is out now!

Sponsors of the 2020 Dealer’s Choice Law Firm Summit, which will be held on April 23, 2010 in conjunction with the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet, explain their involvement.

When George Gershwin wrote "Summertime, and the living is easy. Catfish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high,” he forgot the most important signifier of this wonderful season: The June issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine!

Things just keep getting better and better, don’t they? First, the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet in Budapest is a huge success. Spring, encouraged by those results, decides to make an early and aggressive appearance. Game of Thrones returns. Manchester United loses in the Champions League. Avengers: Endgame is suitably cool. Only one piece of the puzzle remains to make this a complete first third of the year: The publication of the May 2019 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine!

Allen & Overy and CMS were the big winners on Thursday night’s CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet in Budapest, with Allen & Overy taking home a remarkable ten awards on the night, including the award for Baltic Deal of the Year for its work on Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in Luminor, and CMS taking home seven, including the 2018 CEE Deal of the Year for its work on Advent’s Acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi.

In November 2014, at the conclusion of their publication’s first year of existence, the editors of CEE Legal Matters decided to celebrate by inviting a select number of legal experts from across CEE to join them in Vienna for dinner, drinks, and a rare Round Table conversation on the state of CEE’s legal markets. The event, which took place the next year in Prague, then in Warsaw, and then again in Prague, grew over time, with an ever-growing core group supplemented each year by new friends.