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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November, 2023

Employment Law Panel

Employment Law Redefined: Insights from IBA Annual Conference 2023 Featuring Karanovic & Partners

As part of the IBA Annual Conference in Paris, France, our Partner Milena Jakšić Papac, head of the Employment Practice Group, contributed as a speaker on 1 November. She participated in the panel titled “The employment relationship redefined: change of the foundation of employment laws.” The session revolved around the extensive impact of COVID-19 on […]

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April, 2021

Online Event “Year of COVID – Work Organization”

Karanovic & Partners at the FIC Online Open Dialogue

Karanovic & Partners took part at the FIC online Open Dialogue “Year of COVID – Work Organization” held on April 13. Partner Milena Jakšić Papac moderated the discussion as the HR Committee President of the FIC (Foreign Investors Council). The focus of the event was on the Guide to Safe and Healthy Work from Home. […]

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March, 2021

CEE Legal Matters Experts Review: M&A & Private Equity

COVID-19 Impact on M&A Transactions in Serbia – Crisis as a Stimulus for Change

This Article was originally published in Issue 7.12 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. COVID-19 has changed so many things in our lives. Nothing has remained untouched, from social relations to business. Naturally, it has also heavily affected M&A activity in Serbia, just as across the entire SEE region. At the very beginning, uncertainty fell […]

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February, 2021

Covid-19 Update: Serbia

Serbia Adopts a Brand-New Package of Economic Measures

On 11 February 2021, the Government of Serbia adopted a new Regulation, which established a Program on Direct Aid to Private Sector Entities to Mitigate the Economic Impact of COVID-19 (“Regulation”). Similar to benefits that were available in 2020, the Regulation provides direct payments to private sector companies.   Who can use the benefits? Benefits provided by […]

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February, 2021

Employment update

COVID-19: Guide for International Employers is now available

COVID-19: The ‘How and where to work’ guide has been published by Ius Laboris. Karanovic & Partners contributed to this Guide for International Employers that cover 37 countries. The Guide refers to topics such as whether you can mandate testing for coronavirus or require vaccination, how to handle a refusal or inability for someone to […]

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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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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.