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 for – 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 21 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, LEGAL 500 and JUVE
  • Legal 500 2016:
    bnt attorneys-at-law is a ‘dependable and competent business partner’ (bnt Vilnius)
    bnt attorneys-at-law ‘very flexible, client-oriented’ practice is noted for its ‘professional approach’ (bnt Bratislava)
  • Chambers and partners 2016:
    Well placed to advise on CEE-wide mandates and cases involving German clients, working alongside associated offices across the region. (bnt Prag)
    The team has a proactive approach that is tailor-made to the client’s needs and adaptable to further instructions. The lawyers provide plausible, understandable and complex solutions that minimise potential risks. (bnt Prag)
  • Juve 2014/2015:
    bnt also regularly acts as a local cooperation partner for other German firms, who praise it for its “competent legal advice and fast response”. (bnt Nürnberg)