Law firm of the year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans
Karanovic & Partners
Belgrade-headquartered Karanovic is a dominant player across South East Europe for corporate work on deals ranging from privatisations, inward investment and cross-border acquisitions, and recently extended its reach to Albania and Kosovo. It is fast making a name for itself for digital business across South East Europe and is targeting entrepreneurial communities within the IT sector. The firm has shown steady growth, both financially and in partnership numbers, and has invested heavily in diversifying its organisation through a variety of mentoring programmes and post-return workplace initiatives. The judges welcomed Karanovic’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and praised its international training academy as a ‘highly significant’ step, noting also its 'dynamic' positioning as a digitally-focused law firm.
Highly commended: BOYANOV & Co
Sofia-headquartered BOYANOV has long been seen as a strong player in Bulgaria, but in recent times the firm has internationalised its business dramatically across South East Europe and has shown a solid uptick in revenues. The judges praised the firm’s ‘superb team’ which ‘stands out for excellent integrated services’.
BOYANOV & Co
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