Thursday, March 15 was a special night in London that celebrated success in the European legal world, Maravela|Asociații was designated winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and The Balkans Award, during The Lawyer European Awards 2018.
Maravela|Asociații was also designated as Highly Commended Firm (runner up) in the European Law Firm of the Year category.
It is the fourth year in a row that Maravela|Asociații is recognized by the judging committee of The Lawyer European Awards and last year the firm was designated Law firm of the year: Romania.
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.
The judging panel was formed by 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 Escentuals (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, WS Atkins.
The Eastern Europe and The Balkans category was only open to independent firms headquartered in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. Danish firm Kromann Reumert was crowned European Law Firm of the Year.
Shortlisted firms had to prove their capability of operating in the global economy, possessing strategic initiatives aimed at growing cross-border and referral work, both inbound and outbound.