With more than 40 lawyers and consultants in our Central and Eastern European group, our International practice has extensive experience of Central and Eastern Europe, which includes the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYR), Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey.
A number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in these countries speak Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Montenegrin, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, and Slovenian. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.
McGuireWoods has a long history serving clients in Central and Eastern Europe, advising across a wide variety of practice areas. In addition to having fostered excellent working relationships with top local law firms, including fellow members of global legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi, we have also developed the requisite detailed knowledge of cultural nuances that facilitate collaboration with local counsel.
We serve governments, global corporations, institutional investors, financial institutions and regional companies who seek to do business within the emerging European region, which includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Similarly, we serve clients in the neighboring European Union: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, SlovakRepublic and Slovenia.
McGuireWoods has a number of lawyers with extensive experience in Central and Eastern Europe, both with McGuireWoods and, previously, with ‘magic-circle’ and other major firms. Individual experience includes heading the Turkey desk at a magic-circle firm and working on transactions in Bulgaria, CzechRepublic and Turkey. McGuireWoods’ current London managing partner ran the Bucharest office of a well-known law firm, gaining invaluable experience in Romania and Hungary, as well as in a number of other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The team also has wide-ranging experience in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. One team member has been seconded to one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies. In this role he worked in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. Another of our partners is well known for his efforts in Central and Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, where he was awarded the Czech Government’s Gold Medal of Merit. Yet another partner has an energy and infrastructure practice spanning the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.
McGuireWoods Consulting, our full-service public affairs subsidiary, maintains an office in Bucharest, Romania. This serves as a hub for business development, strategic communication, public affairs and government relations services for important transcontinental clients. In its representation of a major American multinational auto manufacturer in Romania, McGuireWoods Consulting played an integral role in helping the auto giant to purchase a vehicle manufacturing plant in Craiova. It also continues to advise one of the world’s largest meat producers and processors on public affairs and government relations in Eastern Europe.