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April, 2024

Albania: Legal Update

Albanian New Law on Gambling

On 15 February 2024, the Albanian Parliament adopted law no. 18/2024 “On some amendments and addendums on law no. 155/2015 ‘On gambling in the Republic of Albania’, as amended” (the “Gambling Law”). The amendment overturned a five-year ban on sports betting activities in Albania and entered into force on 27 March 2024. According to the […]

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April, 2024

 

North Macedonia Implements New Law on Property Confiscation

The Republic of North Macedonia has enacted a new Law on Property Confiscation in Civil Cases, effective from September 2024, signaling a pivotal step in combating corruption and illegal property acquisition. This comprehensive law involves gathering information on property sources, identifying unlawfully acquired assets, managing confiscated property, and fostering international collaboration on property confiscation. When […]

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April, 2024

O.U.R.HR Annual Event

O.U.R. HR Conference: Exploring the Role of HR in Modern Work Environments

On 18 April, Belgrade hosted the annual conference of O.U.R. HR, the organisation of HR professionals in Serbia. Under the theme “Should HR Be the Ones to Fix the Damage?”, the event delved into the most prominent issues facing the HR sector, drawing together numerous international, regional, and local experts. The conference began with a […]

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April, 2024

Anti-Corruption Case Study: Corporate Investigations

Empowering Legal Education: Karanović & Partners Collaborates with Faculty of Law for Workshop Series

On 16 April, Karanović & Partners started a lecture series in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade. The first workshop was titled “Anti-Corruption Case Study: Corporate Investigations“. Led by our Associates, Anja Mihajlović and Vladimir Jovanović, the workshop offered attendees an opportunity to glean insights from practical experiences. With a […]

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April, 2024

Healthpharm 2024 SEE Forum & Fair Business

Exploring Legal Implications and Strategies in Public Procurement for Healthcare & Pharma

From 9 to 11 April, the HealthPharm 2024 SEE Forum & Fair was held in Belgrade, marking a gathering for the intersection of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, legal, and technological sectors. The first two days unfolded within the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. On the third day, the Forum transitioned to the Faculty of Law […]

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April, 2024

Gaming Industry News

Embracer Group Sells Saber Interactive

Embracer Group has announced the sale of Saber Interactive to Beacon Interactive, in a deal worth $247 million, marking a significant milestone in the gaming industry. Embracer Group is a global group of creative and entrepreneurial businesses in PC/console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalogue of over […]

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April, 2024

Business Breakfast: Tax Dispute

Understanding Tax Controls and Disputes: Insights into Administrative, Criminal Proceedings, and Disputes

On Friday 5 April, Karanović & Partners hosted a business breakfast dedicated to the realm of tax dispute. The event centred on key topics such as tax controls, administrative and criminal proceedings, and administrative disputes. Led by MSc Milena Vuković Buha from the Association of Tax Advisors of Serbia (UPSS), our colleague Partner Igor Angelovski, […]

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April, 2024

Serbia: M&A News

DS Smith Expands Presence in Eastern Europe with Acquisition of Bosis doo

DS Smith, a renowned sustainable packaging provider, has successfully finalized the acquisition of Bosis doo, a premier packaging company in Serbia specializing in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) clientele. This strategic partnership between DS Smith and Bosis doo aims to capitalize on their combined strengths and expertise to deliver cutting-edge packaging solutions. Notably, a core focus […]

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April, 2024

Examining Competition in SEE

2023 Antitrust Enforcement Activities of the Competition Authorities in Southeast Europe

Competition authorities throughout the region[1] exhibited notable engagement in antitrust investigations in the previous year. These investigations frequently entailed dawn raids and substantial utilisation of digital forensic techniques. A wide range of industries were impacted, resulting in varying levels of fines being imposed. While different types of breaches were investigated, the enforcement focus for the […]

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April, 2024

A Panel Discussion with Stanford Students

Stanford MBA Global Study Trip: Exploring the Western Balkans Business Landscape

The Stanford Graduate School of Business as a part of the MBA curriculum organized a study trip for their 30 MBA students to explore the Western Balkans, specifically Croatia and Serbia. During their visit at the end of March, students met with leading regional and global companies and government officials and explored the history, customs, […]

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March, 2024

Legal 500 Ranking

Karanovic & Partners Earns Top Tier Recognition in Legal 500’s 2024

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has once again secured its position among the top law firms in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa 2024 edition, with 12 practice areas across the jurisdictions ranked in the top tier, and 11 more recommended in other tiers. This year, we are pleased […]

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March, 2024

SGA Legal Insights

Contractual Strategies: Legal Perspectives on Gaming Publishing

On 26 March, Karanović & Partners collaborated with the Serbian Games Association (SGA) to host a business breakfast as part of the SGA Legal Insights initiative. This initiative serves as a platform for legal experts to share their knowledge and expertise on key topics within the video game development sector. The event centred around the […]

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March, 2024

Minimum Tax Act in SEE

Unpacking the Minimum Tax Act: Implications for Slovenia, Croatia, and the Region

Slovenia and Croatia adopted the Minimum Tax Act (MTA). The MTA implements Directive (EU) 2022/2523 to ensure a global minimum level of taxation for multinational enterprise groups and large-scale domestic groups in the EU. The latter is a consequence of the OECD’s global fight against tax base erosion within the scope of Pillar II. The OECD’s Pillar II project […]

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March, 2024

Hermès Under Legal Spotlight

Does the Birkin Handbag Represent a Market of Its Own?

The luxury design company Hermès is facing allegations of engaging in unlawful practices by “tying” the purchase of its popular Birkin bags to the purchase of other luxury clothing and accessory items, as claimed in a class-action lawsuit filed in the US. According to the lawsuit, two California shoppers stated that they were compelled to […]

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March, 2024

SET 2024

Exploring Regional Renewable Energy Landscape: Insights from Trebinje Energy Summit 2024

From 20 to 22 March, the latest International Energy Summit “SET TREBINJE 2024” took place in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, drawing attention to discussions on the future of renewable energy. The summit became a platform for regional industry leaders and experts to delve into critical topics shaping the energy sector. On the opening day of […]

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March, 2024

k/andidates: New Generation Invitation

Spring Call for k/andidates Now Open

The spring edition of our k/andidates program is open and ready to accept the next generation of legal trainees to join our practice. The k/andidates program offers a unique training experience, propelling ambitious law graduates towards success. It’s crafted to provide access to comprehensive training led by both internal and external experts. Transitioning from theoretical […]

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March, 2024

Belgrade Arbitration Gathering

XIV Belgrade Arbitration Conference Sets Stage for XVI Belgrade Open Pre-Moot

On Friday 15 March, the XIV Belgrade Arbitration Conference took place at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. The event, this year held in memory of Prof. Gašo Knežević, is a traditional precursor to the XVI Belgrade Open Pre-Moot. The conference provided a platform for insightful discussions and exchange of ideas among experts in […]

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March, 2024

Arbitration Event

Empowering Legal Talents: Recap of the Belgrade Open Pre-Moot

As the anticipation grows for the 31st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Belgrade recently played host to a number of activities aimed at young legal talents. The XVI Belgrade Open Pre-Moot unfolded successfully over the weekend. Hosted traditionally by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, this Pre-Moot served as a platform for […]

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March, 2024

Chamber of Commerce Event

Advancing Female Entrepreneurship: Tackling Tax Challenges Together

On 12 March, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Section, organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, held a workshop focused on tax challenges and opportunities, hosted by Karanovic & Partners. Milan Čukić, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy, highlighted the importance of supporting female entrepreneurs in his opening speech, setting a tone of […]

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March, 2024

Europe’s Latest Competition News

Apple Faces a Staggering Fine of Over EUR 1,8 Billion for Dominance Abuse

The European Commission (“Commission”) has imposed a hefty fine of over EUR 1.8 billion on Apple for violating EU antitrust rules. The Commission found that Apple abused its dominant position in the market for distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users via its App Store. The abuse primarily stems from Apple’s imposition […]

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