Central and Eastern Europe/ Commonwealth of Independent StatesInvesting in new markets is never easy – opportunities come with certain risks. We know emerging markets and the potential risks they present to investors. And, most importantly, we help our clients to avoid them.
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) continue to be regarded by international executives as a favoured destination for foreign investment, particularly in manufacturing, energy and finance. The roll-out of privatisation programmes across various Eastern European countries is also attracting foreign investment and prompting more local companies to seek finance from international markets.
Freshfields has worked on some of the most important transactions in CEE and the CIS. We have helped international investment banks and multinationals interested in the region, as well as domestic companies investing abroad.
We work as a ‘CEE/CIS Group’ - a cross-border team of 70-plus lawyers worldwide with a dedicated focus on the region. These partners and associates have a thorough knowledge of the legal, business and cultural environments of the region as well as command of local languages.
Each of our clients is served by a team of lawyers with relevant regional and sector knowledge. A team created specifically for each particular transaction. Our clients also benefit from the strong relationships we have built with the leading local law firms, financial institutions and government agencies in the region. This means that, as our client, you will always know what is happening in the market – and what is about to happen.