In light of the growing coronavirus crisis, and following consultation with event Co-Host Slaughter and May and our sponsors, the 2020 Dealer’s International Choice Law Firm Summit and CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet has been postponed until October 13, 2020. Tickets already purchased will still be honored, of course, and additional tickets are on sale now. We look forward to seeing everyone in London this October!



2020 CEE Deal of The YEAR BANQUET

October 13, 2020, London

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F.A.Q.Important answers to common questions

Is it possible to buy a ticket for only the Dealer’s Choice event or only the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet, or are tickets available only for those intending to attend both events?

There are no separate tickets, and each ticket will admit its holder to both events. However, if CEE Legal Matters is notified of the change in advance, tickets can be transferred from one person to another between the two events.

How were the CEE Legal Matters CEE Deal of the Year Award winners chosen?

The CEE Deal of the Year Awards are selected by means of a unique two-tiered process. First, all submissions that meet basic qualifying criteria are forwarded to our Shortlist Panels, consisting of five prominent legal practitioners in each CEE market. Once the votes of the Shortlist Panelists are received and calculated, the three deals receiving the most votes in each market are forwarded on to the Final Selection Committee — a 15-20-person jury consisting of regional experts from across CEE who are tasked with selecting the winner. Members of the Final Selection Committee are not allowed to vote in markets where deals that their own firms worked on are shortlisted, nor in the specific markets where they are based. Once their ballots are received, the votes are calculated and winners identified. The announcement of winners will be made for the very first time at the CEE Legal Matters Annual Banquet.

Are special rates available at local hotels for participants at the events?

This information will be reflected on the “Hotels” page of the event website as soon as we have it. You can also contact CEE Legal Matters for more information at

Are Dealer’s Choice and the CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet in London every year?

The first Dealer’s Choice Law Firm Summit and CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet was held in Prague, in 2018 (more information here). The 2019 Deal of the Year Awards Banquet was held in Budapest (more information here). The location of the 2021 events has yet to be determined.

Is it possible to sponsor the Dealer’s Choice event or the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards Banquet?

Firms, vendors, and/or other service providers wishing to learn more about sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to contact CEE Legal Matters at


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