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May, 2020

New Quotas

Croatia Sets Quotas for Renewables Incentives

The Government of the Republic of Croatia enacted the Decree on the Quotas for Incentivising the Production of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources and Highly-Efficient Cogeneration (“Decree”) on 14 May 2020, which sets the total quotas of government-sponsored incentives (feed-in and premium tariffs) for development of renewable energy electricity production facilities. The quotas are defined […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Regional Update

Merger Control Insight of the Western Balkans

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to show signs of slowing down in the Western Balkans, the economy inevitably dictates a moderate easing of state-imposed restrictions throughout the region, with most of the measures being relaxed or lifted. This will also be reflected in the work of the regional competition authorities. After working remotely and with […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Force Majeure Global Overview

Force Majeure Global Overview

Karanović & Partners is pleased to share a global Force Majeure Overview, covering 36 countries. The outbreak of COVID-19 combined with restrictive measures imposed by governments around the world caused major disruptions to businesses and their ability to perform contractual obligations. In collaboration with our colleagues from leading law firms abroad, we participated in a […]

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May, 2020

Startup Overview

Karanovic & Partners Holds Future of Startups Webinar

Karanovic & Partners held the third in a series of webinars, this time dedicated to the future of startups. The event was centered around the implications brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19, and their effect on the startup scene in the region. Speakers, including Senior Partner Rastko Petaković, Attorney at law in cooperation with […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Regional Update

State Aid Measures in the Countries of the Western Balkans

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to present a general overview of state aid measures adopted to help the economy mitigate the negative consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the countries of the Western Balkans. The overview covers beneficial loans, employment stimuli, and tax measures in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Subsidies for Closed and Endangered Industries in Montenegro

This article will cover subsidies for closed and endangered industries under the so-called Economy and Employee Support Program presented by the Government of Montenegro. More information about the Program and its novelties can be found here. Subsidies for Closed Industries (100% of gross minimum salary) This measure regulates the granting of a subsidy to a […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Employment Subsidies in Montenegro

The Government of Montenegro presented the first package of economic measures on 9 April 2020, and subsequently, introduced the so-called Economy and Employee Support Program (“Program”) on 24 April 2020, as the second package of economic measures in order to curb the negative impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy and overcome the crisis. […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Serbian Parliament Terminates State of Emergency – Impact on Deadlines Before the Competition Commission

The Serbian Parliament terminated the state of emergency on 6 May 2020, following the flattening of the epidemic curve and the creation of conditions for the gradual attainment of collective immunity. Since the introduction of the state of emergency, the Serbian Government issued 44 regulations that were aimed at combating the COVID-19 crisis, including the […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Back to Life – Back to Reality

After almost two months, the state of emergency instituted because of the COVID-19 outbreak was revoked in the Republic of Serbia on 6 May 2020. Unlike the Decision on declaration a state of emergency from 15 March 2020, the Decision on revoking the state of emergency was adopted by the National Assembly. The Decision determined […]

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May, 2020

New Ways

Open Day for Students and Recent Graduates Held Online for the First Time

This Article was written by the Head of Learning & Development, Ivana Karanović. After the usual busy start of the year packed with on-going projects and plans for the future ones, COVID-19 lead to a major break-off in March. We had to take a pause, slow down, and start finding ways to adjust. The outbreak […]

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May, 2020

Competition Overview

The Impact of COVID-19 on Submissions, Deadlines and Decision-Making of Competition Authorities in the West Balkans

Last Updated on 4 May 2020, 15:00 CET Country Submissions Deadlines Decisions Expected delays Albania All submissions: via post or electronically Deadlines are applicable and the parties can be sanctioned for a late submission.   No suspension of issuance of decisions so far.   Delays in review and decision making should be expected. Bosnia and […]

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May, 2020

Much Needed Change

Serbia Adopts New By-Laws Regarding Investment Funds

The Serbian Securities Commission (“Commission”) enacted a series of by-laws regulating open and alternative investment funds as well as other relevant issues regarding the issuance of an investment prospectus. The by-laws will enter into force on 5 May 2020. These by-laws were much needed as the Law on Alternative Investment Funds and Law on Open […]

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May, 2020

Ongoing Reforms

Expedited Liquidation Procedure in the Republic of Srpska

This Article was originally published in Issue 7.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. The Republic of Srpska’s much-anticipated Law on Liquidation Procedure (the “Law”) entered into force in October 2019. The Law was adopted three years after the reform of the Republic of Srpska’s bankruptcy procedure and is part of ongoing reforms targeted at cutting […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Slovenia Amends Two “Anti-Corona” Acts

On 28 April 2020, the Slovenian National Assembly adopted the Amendment of the Anti-Corona Act[1] and the Amendment of the Judicial Measures Act[2]. Both amending acts are expected to enter into force shortly. The Amendment of the Anti-Corona Act introduces the following changes to the existing package of intervention measures for employers: Cap on State […]

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April, 2020

IFC/City of Belgrade Waste Management PPP

Karanovic & Partners Wins IFLR Europe Deal of the Year Award

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the IFLR Europe’s Deal of the Year Award 2020 for our role in advising the International Finance Corporation and the City of Belgrade in the process of financing the landmark public-private partnership project for the “Belgrade Energy from Waste Project” for the landfill […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Bosnia and Herzegovina Update

E-Signature in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article provides a general legal overview of the applicable laws and use cases pertaining to electronic signatures in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Legal framework Electronic signature has been introduced on the state level in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BH”) in 2006 with the Law on Electronic Signature (“BH Law”). Due to lack of pre-conditions for implementation […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

E-Signature in Montenegro

This article provides a general legal overview of the applicable laws and use cases pertaining to electronic signatures in Montenegro. Legal framework In Montenegro, electronic signatures are regulated by the Law on Electronic Identification and Electronic Signature (Montenegrin Zakon o elektronskoj identifikaciji i elektronskom potpisu; “ZEIEP”). Electronic signature is a set of data in electronic […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Update Montenegro

Montenegrin Courts Preparing the Return to Work

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of citizens, the Supreme Court of Montenegro has introduced a special work regime of all Montenegrin courts. This special work regime of courts was introduced on 16 March 2019 and will probably last until 25 May 2020. Courts in Montenegro have been […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Extended Deadline for Tax Exemptions Application for Newly Engaged Employees

The Government of the Republic of Serbia issued the decree on the extension of the deadline for local companies that employ new individuals on 24 April 2020, in order to prolong their possibility to apply for tax exemptions introduced at the end of last year. Originally, local companies that decided to enter into employment agreements […]

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April, 2020

COVID-19 North Macedonia Update

E-Signature in North Macedonia

This article provides a general legal overview of the applicable laws and use cases pertaining to electronic signatures in North Macedonia. Legal framework In the Republic of North Macedonia, electronic signatures are regulated by the Law on Data in Electronic Form and Electronic Signature (Macedonian Закон за податоците во електронски облик и електронски потпис; “Current […]

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