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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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February, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić in the Finals with Two Deals

Karanović & Nikolić Shortlisted to Win the CEE Legal Matters 2018 Deal of the Year Award

​Karanović & Nikolić is in the finals for the first ever Deal of the Year Award, organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine. Beginning in 2018, these accolades are a way of recognizing the biggest and most important deals by law firms in Central and Eastern European jurisdictions. Out of a total of three deals […]

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February, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Shortlisted for the CEELM Deal Of The Year Award with Two ...

Karanović & Nikolić in the Finals for the 2018 CEELM Deal of the Year Award

Karanović & Nikolić is in the finals for the first ever Deal of the Year Award, organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine. Beginning in 2018, these accolades are a way of recognizing the biggest and most important deals by law firms in Central and Eastern European jurisdictions. Out of a total of three […]

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February, 2018

Karanovic & Partners Advised the Acquisition of a Global Animal and Crop Nutriti...

Serbia: Alltech Sells Factory to Lesaffre

Alltech – a leading global animal and crop nutrition company, sold its baking yeast factory in Senta to Lesaffre – a leading global baking yeast and fermented products company. The factory will continue to produce baker’s yeast and yeast extracts for the food and animal feed industries. The transaction is in line with Alltech’s focus […]

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February, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Serbia

Sportswear and Oil Retail under Scrutiny by the Serbian Competition Commission

The Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission“) continues its diligent examination of the Serbian competitive landscape in specific industries, this time with inquiries in two more industries – sportswear (including footwear and sporting equipment) and oil (petroleum products). Once again, the aim behind the market test was to identify potential issues on the relevant markets and […]

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January, 2018

Real Estate News: Montenegro

Permit-free Regime for Construction in Montenegro

The new Construction Law entered into force in Montenegro and it is meant to unify construction, zoning regulations and deal with illegal objects. However, some provisions of the old Construction Law still remain in force, until the adoption of the General Regulation Plan. The new Construction Law completely changed the legal regime of construction in […]

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January, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić is in the finals for the fourth consecutive time to win th...

Karanović & Nikolić Shortlisted to Win Another Law Firm of the Year Award

After winning the Law Firm of the Year award in 2014 and 2017, Karanović & Nikolić is once again a finalist for this prestigious recognition. The awards, now in their ninth year, are organised by The Lawyer, a prestigious British weekly magazine for lawyers and in house counsel. According to the organisers, this year’s contest is […]

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