Emerging Markets in 2013-14
Will the soft patch for business continue and should companies worry?
Special report by Nenad Pacek
President and Founder, GSA Global Success Advisors GmbH
Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group
January 10th 2013
Allen & Overy has one of the largest and best known
practices in the CEE region and is one of the few
major international firms with a well established
and expanding presence. We have offices in five key
centres: Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague and
Warsaw, and the offices have close working ties
and are fully integrated with our global network.
Consequently, we offer a seamless service to
our clients across the region and beyond.
Lawyers operating from these offices also co-ordinate
projects in other Central and South Eastern European
countries, particularly Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. In each case, we work
closely with a small number of experienced local law
firms who have worked with us on successful large
scale and international transactions in the past.
Our clients value the fully integrated service we can
provide for domestic and cross-border transactions
across all practice areas in the CEE region, combining
our international experience with local expertise and
knowledge of local market conditions and regulators.
The long-term nature of our relationships with clients
allows us to work with them not just to “paper the
deal”, but as partners in their businesses. We aim to
thoroughly understand their relationships with clients
and suppliers, and to help them identify and evaluate
opportunities and risks. In this way we can work
together to guide and implement their immediate
and long-term strategies.
Allen & Overy is one of the world’s largest international law practices, with 40 offices
in 28 countries. We offer a full-service legal capability for both international and local
organisations through our team of over 500 partners and 2,400 lawyers. We meet the
evolving needs of our clients as their businesses grow, both in established and in
emerging markets. We continue to invest in our practices and our network to ensure
that we remain at the forefront of legal advice and market developments.
For more information, please visit
www.allenovery.com or contact:
Company profile - KPMG Central and Eastern Europe Ltd.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 150 countries and have
138,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with
KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and
describes itself as such.
As the business world changes in response to new political and economic situations, so does KPMG. As a professional services firm,
we provide comprehensive, tailored and industry specific services to meet clients' needs, whether they are multinational or local. The
world's leading companies rely upon KPMG member firms to provide them with high quality professional services. Through our
worldwide network we are able to offer our clients the benefits of a wide pool of skills and experience, while also utilizing an in-depth
understanding of each national market. These factors enable KPMG member firms to carry out international engagements, as well.
KPMG was one of the first professional services firms to align its services along industry lines and still focuses on delivering high-
quality, coordinated services to organizations in five key lines of business: Financial Services; Consumer Markets; Industrial Markets;
Information, Communications & Entertainment; Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare. Companies in different industries have very
different needs - that is why KPMG member firms place an emphasis on industry focus. The targeting of specific industry sectors is
fundamental to our approach.
KPMG in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) continues to build upon its success in the region with 4300 staff working in 18 countries:
Albania with its branch in Kosovo, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. In order to meet the needs of
international and regional clients, we coordinate our various businesses across CEE in a unified operating structure. Shared centres
of excellence and infrastructure help to ensure a high level of client service in each location and across the region.
We remain committed to facilitating the future growth of our member firms' clients in the high potential markets of the region.
• Financial Statement Audit
• Statutory Audit
• Audit Related Services
• Corporate & Business Tax
• International Corporate Tax
• Indirect Tax
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Transfer Pricing
• Global Compliance Management Services Driving Tax Performance
• Legal Services
• Taxation Services to Individuals
• International Executive Services
• Business Performance Services
• IT Advisory
• Accounting Advisory Services
• Financial Risk Management
• Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services
Transactions & Restructuring
• Corporate Finance
• Transaction Services
Neumann Partners is a community of commercially-minded executive search professionals who merge
extensive consulting experience into individual state-of-the-art solutions, enabling their clients to access
and attract the very best people within the local, regional and global candidate markets.
The company was founded in 2002 by Dr. Helmut Neumann, and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
Helmut Neumann has been active in our business since 1971 and is one of the pioneers in Executive
Search in Europe. Hans Jorda, our CEO, has a proven track record in the developing new markets and
brought together a team of highly-qualified consultants who share the same values:
• Hard work can be fun. We enjoy what we do and we enjoy the people we do it with.
• We respect our partners and earn respect for ourselves.
• We value diversity. Our group consists of people from different cultures with different
backgrounds and interests. We encourage the members of our firm to utilize their unique
experiences and skills and to investigate their areas of interest.
• We share our findings openly with our clients and pass on all relevant information to our
• We are experts in what we do. We recognize our responsibility to maintain a high level of
expertise in all relevant sectors - this means continuous learning: We will continue to develop our
skills, our experience base and our tools so that we can provide our clients with the best
performance and service.
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, we are organised in five regions (Central & Eastern Europe, Western
Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin & South America) with 21 fully owned NP-offices that
currently employ more than 150 specialists.
Our diverse team of consultants has experience across a wide range of practices such as
Consumer/Luxury Goods & Retail; Technology, IT & Telco; Life Sciences, Healthcare & Hospitals; Legal
& Professional Services ; Industry, Automotive & Energy; Sports, Media & Entertainment, and Financial
Services, internationally organised in Competence Centres.
Our services include:
• Executive Search, which is our largest service practice. Neumann Partners assists its clients by
identifying, assessing and on-boarding the most talented business leaders and specialists.
• Neumann Management Colloquium is a state-of-the-art process for evaluating professional
competences along with selected aspects of the personalities of the candidates and managers in
the commercial setting.
• Board Services provide professional support in staffing supervisory boards and advisory councils.
The focus is on continuous improvement in the performance of supervisory bodies as efficient
tools for strategic company management.
• Special Projects are those activities in which we go the extra mile, when our clients require the
support of a whole team of consultants to carry out projects that include complex, creative and
tailor-made solutions – such as setting up entire organisations and teams.
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