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2017 Corporate Counsel Handbook Is Out Now

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Chief Legal Officers know how demanding their jobs are. They have to create and manage effective teams, retain and instruct external counsel, advise their employers on strategic decisions, and implement new technology, all while putting out 20 fires a day.

Some of them work in states of national emergency or economic crisis. Others are forced to lay-off valued team members or otherwise cut costs while maintaining — or improving — their level of service. None of them have it easy.

As part of our continuing effort to provide assistance to those Chief Legal Officers — whether working as General Counsel, Head of Legal, or some other title — we are pleased to announce the publication of the 2017 Corporate Counsel Handbook. For this year's Handbook, which is made possible by Slaughter & May, Wolf Theiss, CMS, and Orban & Perlaki, we invited leading senior in-house attorneys across Central and Eastern Europe to share their advice, instructions, and recommendations with their peers. The result is 96 pages of valuable information, provided by those who know the challenges and demands of the in-house legal role most intimately.

The issue is at the printer now and hard copies will be sent out to subscribers next week. Non-subscribers can obtain copies hard copies by contacting us directly. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the electronic version here. You'll be glad you did.

And if you would like to learn more on these topics and many others, make sure to join us on June 1-2 in Warsaw for our 3rd CEE General Counsel Summit.

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

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