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On April 5, 2022, leading lawyers from across all of CEE will be coming together for the Dealer's Choice Conference and Deals of the Years Awards Banquet. Leading up to the event, we spoke with Silvije Cipcic-Bragadin of Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic and Associates to learn what they are looking forward to the most.

CEELM: To start, it's been quite a while since lawyers in the region have had a chance to get together in person for quite some time. What are you most excited about?

Cipcic-Bragadin: The Dealer’s Choice Awards and DOTY events are certainly one of the most interesting events in the legal landscape that bring lawyers from this region together. The fact that we didn’t have a chance to meet together during these strange times adds to the excitement. I really look forward to hanging out with
colleagues, meet new people, and explore potential collaborations in one of my favorite cities.

CEELM: Why did your firm find it important/useful to support this event?

Cipcic-Bragadin: I find this event to be of great value to our business since it adds to our visibility in space and we usually make some good connections and friends. Informal gatherings are as useful as formal ones.

CEELM: Which of the sessions of the Dealer's Choice conference are you looking forward to the most? Why?

Cipcic-Bragadin: Besides Gala dinner? My favorite part is probably the panel about building referrals. Our firm has around 85% of international clients and most of them came through referrals from international law firms. We are the #1 referred-to law firm in the Nextlaw Referral Network by Dentons for the Croatian market.  In recent years, we found that we are also able to refer clients to other colleagues and started building projects together. It’s always good to know colleagues who can handle international projects smoothly or that have specific knowledge about some sector.

CEELM: Would you like to place a bet on which one deal you believe will win the CEE (regional) DOTY award? Why would you bet on that one?

Cipcic-Bragadin: As being one of the jurors I have my favorites but I will refrain from specifying them here. Obviously, each firm and each deal are great and it was hard to choose out of so many equally good options.  Each one of them deserves the prize.

CEELM: On the lighter side, when was the last time you were in London, and what is one thing you'll make sure to tick off while in town?

Cipcic-Bragadin: Last time I was in London was just before the pandemic started but I usually go there quite often since we have many clients and collaborate with many law firms that are UK-based. I will take this opportunity to meet them as well. After all, London is a special place for me since I’ve studied there.

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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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