Dragan Karanović, a Founding Partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was named the Market Maker for Serbia, on the 1st of June, by CEE Legal Matters — the widely-read source of news and information about lawyers and legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe. This is a special lifetime achievement award given to a senior lawyer identified by peers as having played the most influential and significant role in creating the country’s modern legal market.
The awards took place at the Gala Dinner of the CEE GC Summit, an annual two-day gathering of General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across the region, in the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw. The editors of CEE Legal Matters conducted research across the region to identify the lawyers who would receive the Market Maker awards for each CEE country, inviting them to the special ceremony.
David Stuckey, Executive Editor of CEE Legal Matters, commented on the night’s events: “Having so many of the most influential, widely-recognized, highly-respected, and outrageously talented lawyers from across Central and Eastern Europe in one room was a special thrill. These lawyers did not just play a passive role in the transformation of their markets — to a large extent they made that transformation happen. In the course of our research in these 22 markets we discovered the Market Makers to be uniformly recognized for their intelligence, commercial instincts, business savvy, and dedication to the countries they live in. And, of course, their success and the reputation they’ve established over many decades is an obvious testament to their abilities, skill, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical advocacy. We were honored to have them join us last night, and proud to have brought them together for this one special evening.”
Dragan Karanović, upon receiving the award, thanked his fellow co-founders, partners and colleagues for their support and trust, stating that it is thanks to them that he is being honoured tonight.
“I will end on one final note. Integrity. This has always been our creed at Karanović & Nikolić. Despite the trials and tribulations along the way, and even today in our region, our integrity has led us here, to this most excellent assembly”, said Mr. Karanović.