Global law firm White & Case LLP was named M&A "Legal Adviser of the Year" for Central and Eastern Europe at the annual Mergermarket Europe M&A Awards, announced via email on December 10.
"I am very grateful for what we as a CEE team have achieved," said Partner Petr Pánek, Head of White & Case's Central & Eastern Europe Real Estate Practice. "This year was obviously very challenging in a number of ways—I am all the more excited to see us coming out of it even stronger."
Partner Jan Andruško, Head of the Central & Eastern Europe Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, added, "The award reflects the hard work of our team and our continuing strong support to our clients across CEE and all those who are interested in investing in this fast-moving and interesting region."
Global Head of Private Equity Ian Bagshaw had this to say: "Winning this award again demonstrates our long-term commitment to the region with leading M&A practices in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia and collaboration with teams in our global network working together on CEE's most significant transactions."
"We are extremely proud and we would like to express our gratitude to our clients to have been awarded the most prestigious international accolade for CEE M&A. This award reflects our position as leading advisors on some of the largest and most challenging M&A and private equity transactions in the CEE countries," says Marcin Studniarek, head of the White & Case office in Warsaw.
The Europe M&A Awards recognize financial and legal advisers' excellence in M&A deals in Europe, and are based on Mergermarket league tables and input from an independent judging panel.