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CEE Finance and Capital Markets Workshop 2018

On 18 and 19 October 2018, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer invited clients and members of its StrongerTogether network to the annual CEE Finance Law and Debt Capital Markets Workshops in the Vienna office. Numerous representatives of regional and international banks, financial institutions and investors exchanged views on current topics with lawyers from 13 CEE countries.

This year’s Finance Workshop, led by Florian Klimscha, focused on “Financing growth”. Core points of the vivid discussions included drivers of growth in acquisition, real estate and project financing, banking trends and innovation  – from fintech to green energy financing – as well as latest developments in the various markets.

A further highlight were guest speakers Friedrich Nell, legal counsel at the European Investment Bank, as well as Artem Shyrkozhukhov from the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, who shared their respective institution’s views and contribution to growth in the region.

The Capital Markets Workshop, led by Stephan Pachinger, focused on “Digital capital raisings”. It touched upon various recent developments on the capital markets in CEE, from initial coin offerings to liability management.

Lawyers from the following Stronger Together firms joined this year´s workshops: AEQUO, BDK Advokati, Boyanov & Co, COBALT, Oppenheim, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, PRK Partners, Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners, Šavorić & Partners, and Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. For more information regarding our Stronger Together Network – our partners in countries where we do not have a Freshfields office  –  please click here.

We welcomed guests from international and regional corporates, investors and banks, amongst others: Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Sberbank Europe AG and VTB Bank (Europe) SE.

For further information regarding the event or topics please get in touch with Florian Klimscha or Stephan Pachinger.