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Pro bono is a Latin phrase meaning “for the public good,” and, in the lawyering context, it refers to legal services provided free of charge, generally to indigent clients or charities or other public interest institutions unable to afford standard legal fees. The practice, which in its current form was developed first in Western legal markets, has seen a significant increase in recent years in CEE as well. Hungary is among the countries leading the way.

Dentons has successfully represented Sev.en EC, a.s., a member of the Czech Coal group, before the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic in what the firm calls "extraordinary litigation" related to the reimbursement of gift tax from the Czech state that was imposed on the free carbon dioxide emission allowances in 2011 and 2012 in breach of EU law.

Dentons has advised Bounty Brands, part of the South African Coast2Coast fund, in connection with its acquisition of the Unitop group, a Polish manufacturer of sesame snaps, halva, and other confectionary products and snacks. SSW advised the Unitop Group on the deal.

The number of trainings and other professional development events for law firm marketing experts is growing, keeping pace with the ever-growing demands of the role itself. Accordingly, the question we asked our law firm Marketing and BD and Communication experts around CEE for this issue is: What was the single best professional development event you’ve been to related to your law firm marketing role, and what made it so effective/valuable? 

Dentons Kyiv has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to Zeo Alliance, an international software developer, on various Ukrainian law issues related to the company’s business structure in Ukraine.