Shop Talk: A Conversation with Jeffrey McGehee
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP is a multi-jurisdictional international law firm. With headquarters in Cleveland, United States, the firm has offices in 14 countries around the world and handles the legal affairs of private and public sector clients. Editor Richard Fleming recently talked with Jeffrey McGehee, joint head of European real estate, based at Squire Sanders’ Prague office.
How has the firm’s European real estate group come to its present position in central and eastern Europe? Why Prague?
The firm has been active in central Europe since 1990, when it opened its first office in the region in Prague. Originally, the practice was focused principally on government privatisation work — big-ticket transactions, which drew a number of international firms to the region. As the pra