Focus on… ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is an eminent, independent Turkish law firm based in Istanbul. The firm was founded in 2005. ELIG Gürkaynak is committed to providing its clients with high-quality legal services and combines a solid knowledge of Turkish law with a business-minded approach to develop legal solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of its clients …

Interview with… Gönenç Gürkaynak, Managing Partner, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

What are the biggest challenges facing the Turkish legal market in the next 12 months? Despite the outbreak of the global pandemic, Turkey’s economy continues to grow, and throughout this period, the IT and technology sectors have had the most dynamic transactions in the Turkish legal market. As such, it has become essential to keep …

Interview with… Claudia Götz Staehelin, partner, Kellerhals Carrard

Have ESG considerations prompted you to re-evaluate the service you provide? We have noticed in our advisory work that many companies, especially those with international operations, have long since recognized that the days when reporting on corporate social responsibility issues was primarily a “check-the-box” exercise illustrated in nice “glossy” brochures are a thing of the …

Interview with… Albudery Shariha, Founding Partner / Practice Head, Itkan Law Firm

What are the biggest challenges facing the Libyan legal market in the next 12 months? The main challenge the Libyan legal market will face over the course of these twelve months will be dealing with the varying levels of stability and uncertainty due to political strife and military conflicts. These problems directly affect both the …

Interview with Branko Marić, Managing Partner, Marić & Co. Law Firm

Following the recent dip, what is your prediction for levels of foreign investment into Bosnia & Herzegovina in the next year? Considering its history and the political complexities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, we are continuously in a state of crisis, whether it is political uncertainties, Covid -19 or regional effects. Despite that, foreign investors keep …

Interview with… Spiros Komitopoulos, managing partner, A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners

What are the biggest challenges facing the Greek legal market in the next 12 months? If we have learnt anything over the last 2 years, it is that we must remain flexible and adaptable, which is perhaps the first challenge for any firm. After that, there are a number of other challenges we face. Firstly, …

Interview with Celia Pourgoura and Alexia Aspri, CA Advocates (Pourgoura & Aspri LLC)

The Cypriot government announced the suspension of its controversial ‘Golden Visa’ scheme in November 2020. What impact has this had on the nation’s real estate market? Indeed, there has been a decrease in demand0 for luxury real estate sales since the abolition of the Citizenship by Investment program, surprisingly though, the overall impact on the …