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COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is continually impacting businesses across the SEE region. Authorities are imposing drastic measures to halt the spread of the epidemic and curb the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Our teams are monitoring the situation closely and providing insights on how to deal with the current situation, as everyone continues to adatpt to the constantly changing dynamic in an attempt to avoid disruptions and mitigate the risk to the economy.

In the upcoming period, Karanovic & Partners will publish insights and analyses of the key measures introduced by the governments in the SEE region to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our teams will monitor the situation continually and provide further insight into the upcoming legal challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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January, 2021

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Seventh Anti-Corona Act – Measures for Employers

On 29 December 2020, the Slovenian National Assembly adopted the Seventh Anti-Corona Act[1], which entered into force on 31 December 2020. The Seventh Anti-Corona act provides for the following measures relevant for the employers:   “Forced” retirement Pursuant to the Seventh Anti-Corona Act, an employer may terminate an employee’s employment agreement with a notice period […]

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December, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Impact of the Seventh Anti-Corona Act on lease agreements

On 29 December 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Intervention Measures Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the Second Wave of the COVID-19 Epidemic (“Seventh Anti-Corona Act”), which entered into force on 31 December 2020. According to the Seventh Anti-Corona Act a lessees of business buildings or business premises (“business […]

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November, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Sixth Anti-Corona Act – Measures for Employers

On 25 November 2020, the Slovenian National Assembly adopted the sixth Anti-Corona Act[1], which will enter into force the next day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The measure of partial reimbursement of salary compensation for employers who order employees to wait for work at home due to the […]

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November, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Impact of the Sixth Anti-Corona Act on Lease Agreements in Slovenia

On 25 November 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Intervention Measures Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the Second Wave of the COVID-19 Epidemic (“Sixth Anti-Corona Act”), which shall enter into force the following day after being published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. Pursuant to Article […]

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September, 2020

Aviation Update: Croatia

Privatisation of Croatian Airlines Postponed Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Croatian Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure announced that the government will continue the privatisation of state-owned airline operator Croatia Airlines after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. At the beginning of the year, the government was ready to enter the second phase of negotiations with two interested companies. However, after the COVID-19 outbreak, the aviation […]

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August, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Serbia

Serbia Adopts a New Package of Economic Measures

According to the newly adopted package of COVID-19 economic measures, financial aid will be provided to Serbian companies registered between 15 March 2020 and 20 July 2020, which were not able to apply for fiscal benefits from April this year. The measure is introduced by Conclusion of Serbian government 05 No. 401-6052/2020 (“Conclusion”). These companies […]

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August, 2020

CEE Legal Matters Experts Review: Data Protection

Walking the Fine Line – Processing Employees Data During COVID-19 Pandemic

This Article was originally published in Issue 7.5 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine.    Companies around the globe are having to make urgent decisions to keep their employees safe and ensure business continuity in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to fulfil these goals, companies need to find the right balance between providing […]

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July, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

National Bank of Serbia Further Regulates Moratorium on Loans and Leasing due to COVID-19 Outbreak

On 27 July 2020 the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) adopted further decisions concerning emergency measures to facilitate the position of citizens and businesses in servicing debt towards local banks and financial leasing companies in times of the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic crisis, specifically: Decision on temporary measures for banks with the aim to protect the stability of […]

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Karanovic & Partners approach to COVID-19

In line with the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and for the safety and well-being of both our team and clients, Karanovic & Partners followed advice given by the authorities in the SEE region to its maximum extent.