On April 6, 2019 several members from GBL firms in Europe got together for an “off the record” (“OTR”) event in Prague. The evening featured Michelin star chefs Stéphane Tournie (Jardin de l’Opéra restaurant in Toulouse) and David Vláško (Zdenek’s Oyster Bar, Prague) who were brought together at the initiative of lawyers from Vaughan Avocats (France) and best friend firm PRK Partners (Czech Republic), to prepare an inspiring menu at Zdenek’s Oyster Bar. With stunning combinations of tastes and culinary cultures, the evening presented a unique setting for GBL members to connect and share an exceptional experience together.
GBL is looking into creating more OTR events in the future. Suggestions are welcome!
On March 7, 2019 GBL Alliance’s member firm in Lithuania, iLaw, is organizing an international conference on “Posting of Workers: Tax and Labour Law Perspectives” in Vilnius. 19 speakers from 11 countries, including several GBL members, will discuss the key legal considerations of EU directives and national legislation with regard to posting workers from Lithuanian companies to European countries. GBL members speaking at the conference include:
Tomas Bagdanskis, Svetlana Naumčik and Ingrida Steponavičienė (iLaw, Lithuania)
Thomas Fernandez-Boni (Vaughan Avocats, France)
Kalle Pedak (Hedman Partners, Finland)
Richard Thomas and Andrew Mazeika (Capital Law, Cardiff and London)
Visit the conference website to find out more about the event.
GBL is pleased to announce that Baklaja Igric Tintor (BIT) has become GBL Alliance’s member firm in Serbia.
BIT is a boutique law firm with comprehensive expertise in corporate, commercial and criminal law. Along with our member firm, KPS, in Croatia, the addition of BIT will further expand GBL’s coverage in the Balkans region.
GBL Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of five new member firms and the expansion of the network’s coverage to six new jurisdictions – Brazil, Ghana, India, Senegal and the United Kingdom and Wales. The new member firms include:
This growth marks GBL Alliance’s first step in Asia and South America, and is expected to give the network the momentum needed to further expand on both continents. It also affirms the network’s unique strength on the African continent where it now has 7 member firms in total (Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa) and a substantial footprint in the West Africa OHADA law zone. The addition of the U.K. and Wales is also a significant development for network’s global reach and for its visibility in the international corporate finance market.
Launched in January 2017, GBL Alliance has rapidly grown and now includes over 900 lawyers in 26 member firms and two best friend firms, covering 51 jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, United States, Asia and South America. With its distinct market position of a network focused on added value, transparency and client service adapted to today’s needs, GBL Alliance is on track to continue its growth in 2019-2020 under the impetus of the network’s new President and Vice-President.