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!

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 …

Focus on… CMS Albania

CMS Albania was founded in 2009, member of CMS since 2011, is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice. CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS offers specialist, business-focused advice to clients – from major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising …

Focus on.. Meitar

Meitar is the leading law firm in Israel in the commercial field, with a reputation and extensive experience in handling a wide range of local and international issues. The Firm is prominent in international transactions, mergers, and acquisitions, commercial litigation, hi-tech, capital markets, banking, antitrust, and taxes. The Firm’s legal staff, which includes over 460 …

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… 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 …