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June, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić At The Balkan Legal Forum

The Future of Law – Technology and Legal Services in SEE

On 15 and 16 Jun, the 10th edition of the Balkan Legal Forum took place in Vienna, Austria. Karanović & Nikolić is honoured to have been an important part of this year’s agenda – Senior Partner Patricia Gannon opened the forum, while Managing Partner Rastko Petaković moderated “The Legal Needs of Different Industry Sectors” panel. […]

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June, 2018

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A Study In Red – The Importance Of Louboutin Shoes For European Trademark Law

On 12 June 2018, Christian Louboutin’s won a key legal battle in the war over the trademark of his red soled shoes when the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that their red colour was separate from the shape of the soles. For a bit of background, Paris-based Christian Louboutin has marketed the red-bottomed shoes […]

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June, 2018

Corporate and Commercial News: Serbia

Serbia Amends Company Law

The Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the Serbian Company Law (Law) on 8 June 2018, and they were published in the official journal on the same date. This is the first overhaul of the Serbian Company Law since it was enacted back in 2011. Most of the amendments relate to the introduction of the concepts required […]

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June, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Wins The 2017 CEELM Deal Of The Year Award

Čibuk 1 Windfarm Announced to be the Landmark Deal of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Karanović & Nikolić has won the 2017 CEELM Deal of the Year Award for Serbia for the EBRD and IFC financing of Vetrolektrane Balkana – Čibuk 1 Windfarm. Organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine, this is the first year that these awards were held and they are […]

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June, 2018

CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Serbia

Karanović & Nikolić Wins the 2017 Deal of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that Karanović & Nikolić has won the 2017 Deal of the Year Award for Serbia for the EBRD and IFC financing of Vetrolektrane Balkana – Čibuk 1 Windfarm. Organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine, this is the first year that these awards were held and they are a way of […]

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June, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić At The 2018 Balkans M&A And Private Equity Forum

Private Equity Trends and the Macro Outlook in the Focus of the Balkans M&A and Private Equity Forum

Rastko Petaković, managing partner at Karanović & Nikolić, held a presentation of the latest private equity trends CEE region on the 2018 Balkans M&A and Private Equity Forum. Organized by Mergermarket, a leading media company that provides specialist news, research, analysis and data on financial markets, this is the second year this conference was held […]

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June, 2018

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Reshaping The Financial Landscape

Recently, I attended the xCEEd conference in Belgrade – the leading FinTech event in Central and Eastern Europe. The theme of this year’s conference was “Road Mapping the Digital Future”, focusing on the practical application of financial technologies in CEE. Supported by the UK Department for International Trade, this is the second year that this […]

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June, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Serbia

Serbia: Athletics Equipment Distributors Under Investigation for Failure to Notify Exclusivity

Following a tip, the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission“) recently started investigating the business relationship between GR Sport and Polanik, a Polish company, concerning an alleged infringement of competition – the conclusion of a restrictive agreement which was not notified for prior exemption under the applicable legal framework. During the preliminary inquiry, the Commission gathered data from […]

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May, 2018

Geographical Indications Of Origin

In Serbia, Where The Past Fuels The Future

This article was written by Dragomir Kojić, Partner ⃰, and Tamara Bubalo, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine.    Geographical indication of origin, this very peculiar form of industrial property protection, has undergone a revival phase over the past few years, thus becoming more omnipresent not […]

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May, 2018

Energy and Natural Resources News: Montenegro

Montenegro to Publish a Tender for a 200 MW Solar Power Plant

The Montenegrin Government plans to publish a tender for the lease of state land for the purpose of constructing a solar power plant in the municipality of Ulcinj. According to the announcement, the tender envisages a total of 6,621,121 square meters of land for the planning, construction, exploitation, and maintenance of a solar power plant at Briska […]

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May, 2018

Energy and Natural Resources News: Montenegro

Striving Towards The Black Gold

This article was written by Petar Mitrović, Partner ⃰, and Nikolina Kažić, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine.    The first upscale exploration of oil and gas in Montenegro started in 1914, when King Nikola Petrović approved the National Assembly’s decision for oil exploration around Lake […]

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April, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Serbia

Dawn Raids: Serbian Competition Commission Investigates Distributors of Childcare Products

On 24 April 2018, the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission“) conducted dawn raids against local distributors of baby and infant products, Yuglob and Keprom. The dawn raids happened on three locations in Belgrade, during which the Commission collected the documentation it considered necessary for further investigation. Dawn raids are a special investigation tool. During raids, […]

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April, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Serbia

The Serbian Law On Foreign Exchange Amended

On 20 April 2018, the amendments to the Law on Foreign Exchange (the “Law”) were adopted and will enter into force on 28 April 2018. Exceptionally, the application of certain provisions related to the assuming of competencies over foreign exchange control by the National Bank of Serbia is delayed until 1 January 2019. The main […]

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April, 2018

Employment News: Serbia

New Serbian Law on Foreigners Adopted

In March 2018, the new Serbian Law on Foreigners was adopted, replacing the 2008 version of this law – in force until recently without any amendments. The new law will enter into force on 3 October 2018. While retaining the general concept of the previous law, the new legislation introduces certain novelties in terms of the […]

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April, 2018

The Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Law

How Just Is Machine Justice?

Artificial intelligence is a burning topic in many sectors today and the legal industry is no exception. Recently, at the World Services Group annual employment law conference held in February, AI was heavily debated along with its’ impact not only on the legal profession, lawyers, clients, the way business is done, but also on our […]

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April, 2018

Legal 500 Rankings for 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Recognized As Top Tier Law Firm By Legal 500

We are proud to announce that Karanović & Nikolić and its cooperating lawyers have once again been recognized as a top tier law firm on the 2018 Legal 500 list of leading law firms. This prestigious UK-based directory provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms. “Karanović & Nikolić’s newest rankings on the Legal 500 […]

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March, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Montenegro

Montenegrin Competition Agency takes over State Aid Control

​As of recently, state aid control is a part of the Montenegrin Competition Agency‘s (the “Agency“) scope of authority. The Montenegrin Parliament enacted a new State Aid Control Law (the “State Aid Law“), largely aligned with the EU legal framework – especially with Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU. In the institutional sense, the new law grants […]

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March, 2018

Interview With Patricia Gannon

The Importance Of Female Leadership In Law Today

Patricia Gannon, founding partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was recently appointed Chair of the European Forum at the International Bar Association. In this interview, she discusses her role at the helm of the largest global gathering of legal professionals and tackles the important topic of diversity in law, as well as female leadership from her […]

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March, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Advises on a Landmark Deal

PPF Acquires Telenor’s CEE Operations for 2.8 Billion Euros

Karanović & Nikolić, together with White & Case as lead international counsel, advised PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, on the EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor’s assets in Central and Eastern Europe. The transaction includes the Norwegian telecoms firm’s mobile operations in Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as the technology service provider Telenor Common Operation. The transaction requires […]

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March, 2018

Chambers Europe 2018 Rankings

Karanović & Nikolić Ranks as Leading Law Firm in Chambers Europe

​We are proud to announce that Karanović & Nikolić has once again emerged on top of the rankings on the most recent list of leading law firms in Europe – the prestigious Chambers Europe 2018. This year’s edition of the Chambers Europe has highlighted seven different practice areas within the Karanović & Nikolić legal practice […]

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