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August, 2018

Karanovic & Partners advised NIBE

NIBE Acquires EMIN’s Operations In Serbia And Turkey

Karanovic & Partners advised NIBE – a global organisation that contributes to a smaller carbon footprint and better energy utilisation, on its’ acquisition of EMIN Group. Sweden-based NIBE Industrier AB signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the EMIN Group with operations in Turkey and Serbia, and has a call option to acquire an additional […]

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August, 2018

Who's Who Legal Praised Karanovic & Partners Competition Team

Lawyers From Karanovic & Partners Recognised as Serbian Leading Competition Experts

We are proud to announce that 2018’s edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition, recognised three members of our Competition team as leading competition lawyers from Serbia. Our Senior Partner, Rastko Petaković, Partner* Bojan Vučković and Senior Associate* Bojana Miljanović were named among other world’s leading competition lawyers. The publication covers 57 jurisdictions around the world […]

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August, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić advised PPF Group on a Landmark Deal

PPF Group Buys Telenor CEE Operations For 2.8 Billion Euros

PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, bought Telenor’s assets in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia for EUR 2.8 billion. This is a landmark transaction for the telecommunications sector in Central and Eastern Europe – the biggest since 2011, and it was completed on 31 July 2018. Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with White & Case […]

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July, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News

Antitrust: Google Fined with Staggering EUR 4.34 billion

The European Commission’s 39-month long investigation into Google’s Android operating system ends with a record-breaking antitrust fine of 4.34 billion euros imposed on Google. The US tech giant was fined for imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators, in order to cement its already super dominant position in general internet search […]

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July, 2018

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A Losing Battle The Legal Saga Of KitKat’s Trademark Shape

On 25 July, the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) has thrown out an appeal by Nestlé, which argued that it owns the shape of its famous treat KitKat. Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has spent more than a decade fighting to trademark the four-fingered wafer shape. However, EJC’s most recent ruling could […]

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July, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Croatia

Novelties to the Croatian Capital Markets Regulation

On 6 July 2018, the Croatian Parliament adopted the new Capital Markets Act in order to align the Croatian legislation with the EU acquis. The act adjusts the Croatian legislation with the cornerstone of EU’s financial markets regulation – the Directive on Markets in Financial Instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC and the Regulation on Markets in Financial Instruments, […]

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July, 2018

Employment News: Serbia

Changes in Serbian Employment Legislation 2018

The beginning of the summer brought certain amendments to Serbian employment legislation. The most notable changes are presented below: The Law on the Employment of Foreigners The duration of the labour market test – The labour market test within the work-permit acquisition process (through which the National Employment Service examines whether there are any Serbian citizens […]

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July, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić at the Managing expatriates in the Balkans Conference

ECA Conference – Managing Expatriates In The Balkans

Karanović & Nikolić participated at the Managing expatriates in the Balkans conference in Milan. Organised by the Employment Conditions Abroad (ECA), a leading consulting company in the field of expatriate management, the event featured legal experts and human resources professionals, with topics ranging from stay and work permit regulations for expatriates, tax calculations and social […]

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July, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić at ELSA Summer Law School "Business and Law"

The First ELSA Summer Law School In Belgrade

Karanović & Nikolić participated in first ever ELSA Summer Law School in Belgrade, titled “Business & Law”. Organized by the European Law Students Association, the programme took place from 01 to 08 July, and it focused on burning issues in different fields of Business Law. On 05 July lectures were held at the Karanović & […]

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July, 2018

Real Estate News: Serbia

Serbia Introduces an E-Cadastre

The Law on the Registration Procedure with the Cadastre of Real Estate and Utilities (the “Law“) entered into force on 8 June 2018. The Law aims to introduce significant innovations, primarily concerning the method of filing applications and documents with the cadastre and the relation between the cadastre and other authorities, as well as deadlines […]

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June, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Advised ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF Group Building A Factory In Serbia

The Karanović & Nikolić team, led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak and Senior Associates ⃰ Ana Stanković and Ana Luković, advised ZF Group on the project of opening an electric vehicle parts factory in Pančevo, Serbia. The German company, a global leader specialising in the design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive […]

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June, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Serbia

The Law on Financial Collaterals – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

On 8 June 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Financial Collaterals (“FC Law“) which will become applicable on 1 January 2019. Financial agreements that are not fulfilled by 1 January 2019 will be implemented pursuant to the rules that were in force before that date. Simultaneously, the Insolvency Law (“Insolvency Law“) was amended to support proper functioning […]

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June, 2018

Corporate and Commercial News: Serbia

Serbia Adopts the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners Central Registry

On 25 May, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners Central Registry (“Law”) and it entered into force on 8 June 2018. This Law was adopted in order to harmonise domestic legislation with international standards and to improve the existing system of detecting and preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The the […]

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June, 2018

The Acquisition of Telenor Banka

PPF Acquiring Telenor Banka

PPF Group, a Czech investment firm, signed a contract with Telenor Group, the Norwegian telecoms giant, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Telenor Banka, the first online bank in Serbia. The Karanović & Nikolić legal team – led by partner Miloš Jakovljević ⃰ and associates Sava Drača ⃰ and Marija Vićić ⃰, having previously advised PPF Group on […]

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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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