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June, 2024

Presenting Montenegro's First Cable Car Initiative at international Cable Car Wo...

Elevating Urban Mobility: Insights from the Cable Car Congress 2024

From 4 to 6 June, the second Cable Car World Congress was held in Messe Essen, Germany. This event welcomed exhibitors, speakers, and legal professionals from all over the world, focusing on discussing possibilities for the evolving landscape of new urban mobility. Our Senior Associates Sandra Perišić and Tijana Arsenijević actively participated in the congress, […]

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June, 2024

Global Tax Rights Advocacy

Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR) Yearbook

The Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR) identifies principles, minimum standards and best practices for the effective protection of taxpayers’ rights. It allows for the permanent monitoring of global compliance with such minimum standards and their amendment and development in different regions of the world. OPTR operates under IBFD, which is the pre-eminent, […]

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June, 2024

Arbitration Conference

Insights from Vienna Arbitration Days 2024

The traditional Vienna Arbitration Days were held on 7 and 8 June 8 2024, in Vienna, Austria. As the legal profession is evolving fast, this year’s conference was properly named “Rock Me Arbitration: Tune in to A New Beat!” It was set to address the multi-faceted impacts of ESG, human rights, sustainability, green transition, supply […]

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June, 2024

Tax Advisory for Law Students

Bridging Theory and Practice: Tax Advisory Lecture at the University of Maribor

On 3 June, our colleague Dr Maruša Pozvek, Tax Law Expert from Ketler & Partners member of Karanovic, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor in Slovenia, was a guest lecturer and gave students an insight into how tax advisory looks like in practice. The session explored the practical elements of the […]

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June, 2024

Exploring Litigation Trends

Karanovic & Partners Attends WSG Meeting in Estonia

Our Senior Associate, Andrej Jelenković, attended the meeting of the World Service Group/Berlin Group, which gathers litigation practitioners from across Europe. The meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 6 and 7 June 2024 and COBALT Legal and their partner Lembit Tedder hosted the event. The agenda covered current litigation topics such as multi-border litigation, […]

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June, 2024

Tax Congress in Slovenia

Exploring AI, Green Tax Incentives, and Global Tax Reform in Slovenia

Tax Advisory Chambers of the Republic of Slovenia hosted the 52nd Tax Education Days and the 14th Congress of Tax Advisors, which brought together experts from the tax and accounting profession in Laško, Slovenia, on 23 and 24 May. The event covered a wide range of topics such as how much artificial intelligence can help […]

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June, 2024

Tax News: Serbia

Arm’s Length Interest Rates for 2024 Published in Serbia

Serbian Minister of Finance issued the Rulebook on interest rates that are considered to be in line with the arm’s length principle for the year 2024 (Rulebook). Interest rates are applicable by taxpayers in the calculation of corporate income tax for the FY 2024 to compare agreed interest rates on loans with related parties. Interest […]

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June, 2024

Intellectual Property Workshop

MEDIA Learning Lab #6: IP Protection of Creative Work

On 3 June, an interactive workshop titled “MEDIA Learning Lab #6: Protection of Creative Work” was hosted by the Faculty of Applied Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade. This event was partly realized within the framework of the Erasmus+ project MAGNET – Managerial and Governance Enhancement through Teaching, in which the University of […]

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June, 2024

Europe: Competition Law News

EUR 337.5 Million Fine Imposed on Mondelēz International for Anticompetitive Behaviour

The European Commission has imposed a hefty EUR 337.5 million fine on Mondelēz International, Inc., the world-famous producer of Oreo, Milka and Toblerone, for restricting cross-border trade of chocolate, biscuits, and coffee products among EU Member States, in violation of EU competition regulations. Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, during the press conference stressed out […]

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June, 2024

Corporate Law and Sustainable Business Challenges

XXXII Meeting of Lawyers in the Economy Held in Zlatibor

At the end of May 2024, the XXXII Meeting of Lawyers in the Economy took place in Zlatibor, Serbia. The event brought together leading industry experts to discuss and explore the latest innovations and regulatory changes impacting the business world. One of the highlights of the event was the panel dedicated to disputes stemming from […]

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June, 2024

M&A Update

Thales Completes Sale of Ground Transportation Systems Business

Thales, a global technology leader, has successfully completed the sale of its Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business, to Hitachi, Ltd, a multinational conglomerate with a presence in information technology, electronics, power systems, social infrastructure, industrial systems, and construction machinery. The divestment aligns with Thales’ strategic plan to concentrate its resources on three long-term high-technology growth […]

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May, 2024

EU Integration Framework

Enhancing Market Competitiveness: Insights from the Conference on State Aid in Belgrade

On 27 and 28 May, a conference addressing state aid within the framework of European integration took place in Belgrade. This event was part of the project “EU Support for the Development of the Single Market of Serbia”. The conference served as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences pertaining to the latest […]

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May, 2024

Business Breakfast

Exploring Internal Investigations: Perspectives from Employment, Anti-Corruption, Competition, and Privacy

On 28 May, Karanovic & Partners hosted a business breakfast dedicated to internal investigations. Our colleagues from the Commercial & Healthcare, Employment, and Competition teams engaged in a lively discussion, exploring crucial strategies that can make the difference between a swift resolution and costly legal battles. In a panel discussion moderated by Partner Goran Radošević, […]

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May, 2024

Highlights from Workshop at Epoka University, Faculty of Law

Understanding Merger Filings: Practical Insights at Epoka University

On 20 May, our colleagues from CR Partners in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, University of Epoka in Tirana, Albania, conducted the workshop titled “Practical Aspects of Merger Filings in Albania.” The team included our colleagues Senior Associate Adi Brovina and Associate Sirius Tartari. The session explored the […]

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May, 2024

Montenegro: Legal Update

Montenegro’s Copyright Law Amendments in Alignment with the Marrakesh Treaty and (old) EU Directives

On 13 May 2024, the Parliament of Montenegro passed the Draft Law on amendments to the Copyright Law. The entry into force is yet to be announced, but it could be expected after June 2024. The primary objective of these amendments was to align domestic legislation with the Marrakesh Treaty, which facilitates access to published […]

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May, 2024

Driving Sustainable Energy Transitions

Petar Mitrović at Belgrade Energy Forum 2024

On 13 and 14 May, the latest edition of the Belgrade Energy Forum (organised by a leading regional energy news outlet Balkan Green Energy News) provided a dynamic platform for stakeholders across the energy spectrum, from decision-makers to technology providers, to converge and address the issues shaping the industry.   One of the event highlights […]

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April, 2024

Exploring Trademark Law and Web 3.0

Insights from the Intellectual Property Rights Conference in Sarajevo

An international scientific conference titled “Intellectual Property Rights and Web 3.0” took place on 22 April, at the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, attracting numerous regional experts in the field. Our colleagues Senior Partner Nihad Sijerčić  an independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, and Senior Associate Nikola Kliska were panellists […]

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April, 2024

Inspiring Leadership

Balkan Business Forum 2024: Inspiring Insights and Strategies

On Thursday 25 April, Belgrade hosted the Balkan Business Forum 2024, bringing together influential business leaders from across the region. The event served as a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and the exploration of strategic business approaches. One of the speakers at the forum was our Senior Partner, Miloš Vučković, who participated in […]

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April, 2024

CEELM DOTY Awards 2024

Karanović & Partners Wins Three Deal of the Year 2024 Awards

Karanović & Partners with its cooperating lawyers has been awarded the prestigious Deal of the Year 2024 for three transactions: The Republic of Albania’s EUR 600 Million Bond Issuance Alcazar Energy’s Acquisition of the Bijela Wind Farm Project from Simes Inzenjering and Sistem in Montenegro Fortenova’s Refinancing in Bosnia and Herzegovina Our Partner Anisa Rrumbullaku, […]

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April, 2024

Case Study: University of Belgrade Faculty of Law

Mastering Non-Performing Receivables: Insights from Karanović & Partners Workshop

On 24 April, Karanović & Partners continued the series of workshops in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade, as part of the Case Study curriculum for undergraduate and master’s students. The second interactive lecture was titled “Collection of Non-Performing Receivables”. Our Associates Milica Volarev and Dimitrije Ilić led the workshop, […]

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