Leading Romanian law firm ONV LAW hosted the Interlaw 2017 EMEA Regional Meeting in Bucharest, Romania, last week between 8-11 June.
Interlaw is one of the world’s leading global networks of elite independent law firms and is ranked by highly regarded Chambers & Partners as a global elite legal network. With 7,000 lawyers worldwide in140 cities and growing, Interlaw boasts the capacity and ability to mobilise lawyers for the benefit of global clients wherever in the world they want to do business.
“Looking Inward, Thinking Forward” was the theme of this year’s professional development programme at the meeting. 80 lawyers from more than 40 law firms and 40 countries, spent four days in Romania discussing and addressing the challenges of Millennials and leadership.
“Hosting the Interlaw EMEA meeting in Bucharest was a thrilling experience for ONV LAW. It was a perfect example of teamwork and friendship that once more showed that the strength of Interlaw resides not only in the excellent professional skills and reputation of each member, but in the tremendous amount of human energy invested by each individual towards connecting, friendship and sharing. This has become a hallmark of the network that truly distinguishes the organization globally and, as members we are all proud to be a part of it” says Mihai Voicu, partner with ONV LAW.
Interlaw’s Special Business Teams (SBTs) also met at the conference providing an interactive opportunity for participants to talk about and share their different experiences in the EMEA region and allowing them to update their professional practice skills in areas such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Arbitration and ADR, Employment, Labour and Pensions and Immigration, IP, IT, Tax, Competition and Distribution, Real Estate, Banking, Finance and Insolvency.
SBT meetings included special guest speakers from Romania such as Cristian Nacu, Senior Adviser and former partner of Enterprise Investors, who updated delegates on the Romanian mergers and acquisitions market and Dan Visoiu, Secretary General of the Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC), who discussed the BIAC Arbitration Rules. They were also joined by Ioan Iacob Managing Partner of Qualitance and Dan Cautis, Associate Vice President at Georgetown University, who shared their views on “Digitalisation in the workplace”, exploring the future of technology and what that will mean for the professional services industry.
The meeting also hosted the first meeting of the Interlaw Public Procurement SBT, chaired by Alina Bilan of ONV LAW. Participants also enjoyed the Women Lawyers of Interlaw presentation led by special guest speaker and coach Diana Voicu, who presented on the topic of female development in the business and legal environment in Romania.
The event also featured first rate plenary session speakers and workshops that enabled participants to address and discuss the challenges of Millennials and leadership. Keynote speakers included Mike Mister from Møller PSF Group, Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Maria de Freitas from the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.
About ONV LAW
ONV LAW has been a member of Interlaw since 2014, and is the sole Romanian member law firm of Interlaw.
ONV LAW has been at the forefront of the legal profession in Romania for 15 years. The practice has been growing steadily since 2000, and we are currently advising and representing more than 300 Romanian and international clients on business matters and litigation issues across a wide array of practice areas such as public procurement and concessions, aviation and airport infrastructure, corporate, labour, competition, environment, as well as digital law.