Karanovic & Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Dragan Karanovic as the new managing partner of the firm. Founding partner of the firm takes over the leading position from Rastko Petaković who served as managing partner for the past 3 years. Dragan will be assisted and supported by senior partner Darko Jovanović while performing managing partner duties.
Dragan has 25 years of experience and is ranked as one of Serbia’s leading corporate lawyers. He has garnered some of the most prestigious accolades from the most relevant legal directories and has been recognized as a market leader for his role in advising multinational clients, financial institutions and governments on mergers and acquisitions, privatisation and energy and infrastructure transactions. Apart from being involved in some of the largest deals in the SEE, his vision and leadership placed the company at the very top of the SEE legal industry.
Rastko, the outgoing managing partner, who served at the position for the past three years, brought along a new wave of energy and innovative ideas to contribute to the firm’s position in the market.
“Rastko left a lasting legacy during his tenure. His devotion and commitment were remarkable and he has been a true role model to our younger associates. I am looking forward to continuing our joint vision, which is solidifying our position in the market and creating new exciting opportunities.”, said Dragan.
Rastko will continue his work in the area of competition and corporate law, as well as on business development and digital transformation of the firm.