The Lawyer European Awards 2018: Maravela | Asociatii shortlisted for the Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and The Balkans Award
This is the fourth year in a row that GGI member firm Maravela | Asociații is recognised by the judging committee of The Lawyer European Awards. This year the firm has been shortlisted for Law firm of the year: Eastern Europe and The Balkans.
This category was only open to independent firms headquartered in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
Judges have paid attention to firms able to demonstrate that they have had an exceptional year, managing the pressures of the economic environment while maintaining high levels of client service. They were equally looking for firms that can clearly articulate their strategy and vision for the future, both in terms of significant developments in the past year and planned investment.
Shortlisted firms had to prove their ability to operate in the global economy, possessing strategic initiatives aimed at growing cross-border and referral work, both inbound and outbound.
‘Besides information related to portfolio growth and continuous training of our team members, this year the use of technology and its application to better customer service was taken into consideration. We understood from the representatives of The Lawyer European Awards that, this year as well, there were many firms who have entered the competition and sent submissions. Congratulations are in order, to all the finalists. We are very happy with the result, that furthermore follows last year’s success, as we were designated the Law Firm of the year: Romania.’ Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu, Managing Partners of Maravela | Asociații.
Currently in their ninth year and structured into 24 categories (by country, region, types of deals and referral work but also recognising the managing partner of the year and holding a distinct global in-house category), the awards showcase the achievements of firms to the rest of the industry. The judging panel is comprised of partners of top international business law firms and in-house top management representatives of multinational companies. The list includes big names such as: Airbnb, Barclays, Bare Essentials (Shiseido Group), Dixons Carphone, Hohan Lovells, Mills & Reeve, Mischcon De Reya, Navigators Insurance, Northrop Grumman, Orwell Group, Osborne Clarke, PayPal, Shoosmiths, Societe Generale, TLT, Travers Smith, TSYS International, Weightmans, Wolseley, Womble Bond Dickinson and WS Atkins.
Maravela | Asociații stands alongside numerous premier European firms equally recognised for their work. The winners will be announced in March, in London, during the awards gala that will bring together more than 300 managing and senior partners to network and celebrate the most successful firms in Europe.
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