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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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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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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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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.