We are one of the leading international business law firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

The economic region at the heart of Europe is dynamic and diverse. That’s why bnt exists – our experienced lawyers know the culture, language and legal systems of CEE countries well and help clients make well-informed business decisions in this complex environment. At bnt we think and act: close. straight. forward. We are close to the market, providing straight legal advice to help you move forward.

Our law offices in capital cities of CEE countries are flexibly organised, professionally networked and collaborate across borders in practice groups. With our international teams of legal experts we offer unsurpassed local presence.

  • Close

    Our international teams of lawyers live and operate directly on location in the capital cities of Central and Eastern Europe and understand the special cultural and legal characteristics of the region.

  • Thorough

    bnt is a full service law firm. We draw on our profound sectorial knowledge to advise you on all issues of business law.

  • Efficient

    Thanks to our decentralised organisational structure and our experienced teams of lawyers we can make expertise available swiftly across national borders.

  • Personal

    Experienced partners advise you locally from their perspective as both legal specialists and entrepreneurs.

  • Precise

    We insist on precision – in our analysis, in communication and through clear legal guidelines on how to proceed.

  • Comprehensible

    The personnel of our law firm include native speakers of 22 languages, ensuring clarity of communication.

Legal guidance for your business in Central and Eastern Europe

Jan Burmeister

Our strong presence with 10 law offices in Central and Eastern Europe makes us stand out. Nobody surpasses us there.

Jan Burmeister
Partner / Hungary

Sebastian Harschneck

Our clients trust us. We've been giving professional legal advice at international level for many years: that gives them sense of security.

Sebastian Harschneck
Partner / Bulgaria and Germany

Dominika Izabela Wagrodzka

A key focal point is the legal advisory service to international companies.

Dominika Izabela Wagrodzka
Partner / Poland


Every year, our professional legal expertise is confirmed by numerous awards and listing in various law firm guides, such as Chambers and Partners and LEGAL 500
  • Legal 500 2022:
    “bnt attorneys in CEE is the go-to firm for western companies in CEE legal matters. Unparalleled expertise in local law and business practices. Great language skills.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Hungary)
    ‘The team is always available, day and night. Reacts super fast, with high a competence and empathy. Fun to work with them.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Slovakia)
    “High level of legal skills and very good perspective on business, superb in negotiations, extremely well-coordinated, up to speed and efficient.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Czechia)
    “Factual and competent. Prompt response time and flow of information. Thorough research work on site. Multilingual. Very good negotiating skills -fair prices.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Lithuania)
    “Clear understanding of our needs, pro-active approach hand-on mentality with superb expertise.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Hungary)
    “I think bnt attorneys in CEE acts like a big family. The employees in the office and at reception are always extremely nice, competent and always helpful. I think there is no other law firm that you can be in better hands with than bnt attorneys in CEE.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Slovakia)
    “Great knowledge, availability, willingness to help.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Czechia)
  • Chambers&Partners 2022:
    bnt attorneys in CEE are “very experienced and focused,” and “very strong in negotiations.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Czechia)
    “The ability to handle a wide range of topics with high-quality results for a reasonable price.” (bnt attorneys in CEE|Slovakia)