Editor's Letter

Welcome to the 2022 special edition of the EMEA Elite, which aims to provide our global audience with local perspectives on an array of markets across EMEA. Our Q&As with managing partners and senior lawyers provide illuminating insights into major developments across the region as we consider firms’ innovative approaches to new ways of working, how Covid-19 has impacted business, and projections for future growth in major markets.

We’ve partnered with a number of key firms across EMEA, including local independent powerhouses, global firms active in major markets, and standout boutiques. Our thanks to all firms that have supported us in this endeavour – we hope you enjoy the finished product!

Focus on… JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic

The law firm JPM Janković Popović Mitić has more than three decades of experience in representing the most prestigious Serbian companies and advising international clients coming to Serbia and the region of Southeast Europe. Our lawyers have exceptional experience and expertise in providing legal services to the industrial and corporate sectors in as many as …

Interview with… Aniekan Ukpanah, managing partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

What are the biggest challenges facing the Nigerian legal market in the next 12 months? The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian economy continues to be both disruptive and transformative. In the run-up to the 2023 election, uncertainty deriving from foreign exchange market volatility, changes in the legal, regulatory, and fiscal framework governing …

Interview with… Dr Jelena Gazivoda, managing partner, JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic

What are the biggest challenges facing the Serbian legal market in the next 12 months? It is rather difficult to predict what the upcoming 12 months will bring and how they’ll affect our everyday life as well as the business environment in Serbia and consequently the Serbian legal market. The Serbian economy has been adversely …

Focus on… Soliman, Hashish & Partners

Soliman, Hashish & Partners is a full-service corporate law firm that is recognized internationally as one of the leading financial and corporate law firms in Egypt by IFLR 1000, Chambers and The Legal 500. SHP works exclusively with well-structured multinational clients and focuses on Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Energy & Electricity, Construction, …

Interview with… Frederic Soliman and Mohamed Hashish, managing partners, Soliman, Hashish & Partners

What are the biggest challenges facing the Egyptian legal market in the next 12 months? Frederic Soliman: I believe that the biggest two (2) challenges facing the Egyptian legal market in the next 12 months will be mainly the impact of the Egyptian Pound’s devaluation vs USD and recruitment. Do you consider sustainability credentials important …

Interview with… Baldvin Bjorn Haraldsson, managing partner, BBA Fjeldco

Has Iceland’s relied-upon tourism sector weathered the impacts of Covid-19? Have you seen or are you expecting a resurgence in Iceland’s tourism soon? The tourism sector was likely the most hard-hit by the pandemic in term of revenue losses and the need for layoffs. Companies within the tourism industry were however the recipients of a …

Focus on… ETAH-NAN & C°

ETAH-NAN & C° is a bilingual (French and English) Law Firm created in 1985. The Firm presently has eleven members. This makes the firm one of the biggest by prevailing local standards. Members in the Firm are essentially Civil (French Lawyers), Common Law Lawyers (English Lawyers), American Lawyers and others specialised in Comparative Law (English …