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International Desks / Nordic Desk

Karanovic & Partners is a the leading regional legal practice in Southeast Europe. Our team of over 100 cooperating attorneys and legal experts provides legal advice and assistance to local and international clients in all domains of business law for more than 20 years. Our cooperation with top professionals in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia enables us to represent and further the interests of our clients in the best possible manner, both locally and regionally.

Trade relations between Southeast Europe and the Nordic region have existed for a very long time. Attracted by the manifest potential in the region, numerous large and midsized companies from the Nordic region have established a local presence in Southeast European markets or have nurtured commercial relations with local customers, suppliers and partners. 

It is in this context that Karanovic & Partners established a desk dedicated to accompanying and serving companies from the Nordic region, including large, midsized and small enterprises from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, the Faroe Island and Åland, as well as enterprises from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Nordic desk is managed by Alexander Poels (who has spent over 3 years in the Nordic region and managed the Nordic desk of another regional law firm prior to joining Karanovic & Partners) and Miloš Vučković (who has nurtured the past decennia strong connections in the Nordic community in Serbia) and gathers a group of lawyers with different expertise dedicated to serving Nordic Clients throughout Southeast Europe.

Our legal services include among others assistance in the following fields:

    • Market entry
    • Establishment of companies, subsidiaries and branches
    • Corporate law
    • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
    • Assistance in labour, employment and H
    • R law
    • Protection of trademarks and personal data
    • Banking and financial regulations
    • Dispute resolution and debt collection
    • Real estate transactions
    • Tax law
    • Competition law and compliance
    • Trade, commercial and contract law
    • Expert assistance in infrastructure and energy projects

We have acquired a very solid cultural and business understanding of the expectations and challenges of Nordic investors when venturing into Southeast European markets and can demonstrate a solid track record in assisting Nordic corporations in all the markets that Karanovic & Partners covers. Building on this, we would be delighted to assist any Nordic corporation considering investments, partnerships, production relocation or other activities in Southeast Europe. For further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Alexander Poels (alexander.poels@karanovicpartners.com) or Miloš Vučković (milos.vuckovic@karanovicpartners.com).