KEEPING PACE WITH EVOLVING MARKETS
Change is afoot across industries and borders
Global events in the past 18 months have ushered in significant changes in business, government and society. With impacts on the regulatory landscape, working patterns, the markets, politics and human culture itself, these developments have inevitably resulted in shifts in investment patterns.
From real estate to life sciences, our lawyers discuss important trends in law and business that are shaping the new realities of the investment profile of Central and Eastern Europe.
Life sciences in CEE after COVID-19: growth, decline or stagnation?
The pandemic has been an accelerator of innovation in health care and life sciences. Investor attention has followed suit. With new technologies developed almost daily and hot activity across CEE, opportunities abound.Read about investments in life sciences
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
- Charles F. Kettering, renowned US inventor
Re-purposing real estate: adding value to your property
The effects of the pandemic have impacted the investment profile of real estate remarkably, stimulating and accelerating developments that few had anticipated would happen so quickly.Read about changes in the real estate market
THE FUTURE OF...
Real Estate & Infrastructure30th September 2021, 11:00-12:30
The Real Estate sector is being reshaped like many industries by an increasing focus on digital solutions and sustainability as well as cultural shifts in behaviour and working norms. From the future of offices and logistics to the impacts of blockchain and other technologies on real estate and our infrastructure, investors and practitioners face deep changes on many fronts. Due to an increasing focus on renewable materials, sustainable energy sources and building practices, environmental concerns have become infused throughout many other key topics in the sector.Register for the online event
Shifting markets mean that the region's investment profile continues to evolve. While CEE/SEE is clearly characterised by a positive growth arc, understanding the fundamental drivers is key.
Regional investment trends
Investors from China, the EU, and the US continue to see positive opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe given the region's strong economic growth, resilience and maturing markets. Private Equity is a particular stand-out, as regional PE investments continued to remain strong despite the challenges from global events over the previous 18 months.
Almost 19 billion euros was invested in Central and Eastern Europe between 2010 – 2019, and investment trends have remained strong despite recent global events.
Understanding Chinese investments in Central Europe
Wolf Theiss Partner Christian Mikosch and Michael Zou, Partner at Chance Bridge in Beijing, discuss the risks Chinese investors face in Central Europe, the differences between Chinese state-owned enterprises, private companies and private equity investors and explain the role of capital remittance controls.
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Status report on newly implemented FDI regimes in CEE/SEE
In the wake of newly implemented FDI regimes across the region, we track lessons learned in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. Highlighting a clear pattern of increased restrictions, the insights nonetheless show disparities across jurisdictions.Read updates on FDI regimes in key countries
Private Equity in Central and Eastern Europe
Private equity had a strong start in 2021, and its popularity only continues to rise. Understanding the local landscape and legal requirements is a fundamental first step for a successful investment strategy. Insights on Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania.Read about Private Equity in key regional countries