In Belgium, Ukrainian firm Asters, which earlier this year
hired most of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Kyiv
office, became the first firm from its country to open in
Brussels, launching a representative office in the city.
In Czech Republic, Weil Gothsal & Manges revealed it
will be closing its Prague office by the end of the year as it
continues to retrench in Eastern Europe (the firm exited
Budapest in January). Weil's Prague team will launch a domestic
boutique. Further details have yet to be announced.