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June, 2019

Slovenia

New Financial Incentives for Enterprises

At the beginning of 2019, the Slovene Enterprise Fund (“SEF”) introduced a new simplified programme of incentives for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”). The primary purpose of these vouchers is to financially assist SMEs through the co-financing of particular services in different fields and, consequently, to positively influence the competitiveness and competences of SMEs. […]

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May, 2019

AmCham Roundtable

Developments in the Serbian Judicial Practice in Labour Disputes

Karanovic & Partners participated in the Roundtable on Judicial Practice in Labour Disputes, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Serbia. This was the first event of its kind, discussing key issues in judicial practice in relation to employment law. AmCham presented the results of their annual research on investor satisfaction, stating that […]

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May, 2019

Karanovic & Partners at the ReCaP2019

Angel Investing in the SxSE Region

Karanovic & Partners participated in the ReCaP2019 panel “Angel Investing in the SxSE Region”, organized by Impact Hub, one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities. The ReCaP2019 took place in Belgrade, on 23-24 May, bringing together world-class venture business leaders, market and technology experts from mature ecosystems and connecting them to […]

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May, 2019

 

Recent developments concerning Swiss franc loan issues in Serbia

On 2 April 2019, the Serbian Supreme Court of Cassation (“Supreme Court”) took a stance that would surely open a number of issues in the coming period regarding a topic that has long provoked quite a bit of controversy in the professional and wider public – loan agreements with the currency clause denominated in Swiss […]

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May, 2019

Connecting Economies for Stronger Growth

EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Sarajevo 2019

Karanovic & Partners attended the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The theme of this year’s forum was Connecting Economies for Stronger Growth. Around 3,000 leading experts, government officials, business professionals, environmental specialists, entrepreneurs and others attended the event. In over 40 sessions, with topics including global trade, blockchain, […]

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May, 2019

Fiat Chrysler sells high-tech components manufacturer

Calsonic Kansei Acquires Magneti Marelli for EUR 5.8 Billion

A leading Japanese automotive company, Calsonic Kansei acquired Magneti Marelli, a high-tech components manufacturer for the automotive industry, from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for 5.8 billion euros. Karanovic & Partners advised Japan’s Calsonic in this transaction, which represents key milestone in creating a leading global independent automotive sup. The Karanovic & Partners legal team – […]

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April, 2019

Karanovic & Partners is deeply committed to supporting and improving Serbia's di...

Member of the Digital Serbia Initiative

Karanovic & Partners is a proud member of the Digital Serbia Initiative since 2017. The Digital Serbia Initiative is a private, non-profit organisation bringing leading technology, IT and telecommunication companies together to drive digital innovation in Serbia. The founding members of the initiative are Infostud, Microsoft, Nordeus, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ringier Axel Springer, Seven Bridges, […]

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April, 2019

Croatia

Open Calls for Renewable Energy Sources Announced

The Croatian Government is preparing open calls for renewable energy sources, based on the new incentive system with market premiums and guaranteed purchase prices. The aim is to have the open calls announced by the end of 2019. Currently, the Government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy are working on several by-laws, so that […]

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April, 2019

The Serbian Tax Administration issues annual plan on tax audits

Cross-border Transactions with Related Parties on the Tax Radar in 2019

The Serbian Tax Administration (the “TA”) recently issued the annual plan on tax audits for 2019 (“Plan”), published on the TA’s website. According to the Plan, the focus will be on the following: taxpayers incorporated by non-residents with significant related-party transactions, in particular control of the application of double taxation treaty provisions, taxpayers that conducted […]

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April, 2019

Contract management masterclass

Challenges of Contracting under FIDIC in the SEE region

On 04 April 2019, Karanovic & Partners organized a contract management masterclass, titled Changes of Contracting under FIDIC in the SEE region. The event was held at the Karanovic & Partners office premises in Resavska, and was attended by representatives of renowned companies, as well as various professionals from the legal and real estate industries. […]

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April, 2019

 

Trade secrets in Slovenia

The new Trade Secrets Act will enter into force on 20 April, introducing further clarity to Slovenian legislation with a renewed definition of business secrets. The new Act comprehensively regulates business secrets, as it uniformly defines the concept of a business secret – which was, until now, regulated in several sector-specific acts. In the event […]

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April, 2019

Crowdfunding conference in Belgrade

The Impact of Alternative Finance on the Startup and MSME Ecosystem

On 11 April 2019, Karanovic & Partners participated at the CrowdTuesday: The Impact of Alternative Finance on the Startup and SME Ecosystem conference, organized by the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) and RealMarket in Belgrade. With attendees from the crowdfunding and blockchain industry, as well as the scientific community and regulatory milieu, the conference analysed […]

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April, 2019

Shortlisted for the M&A Deal of the Year and the Energy & Resources Deal of the ...

In the Finals for the 2019 ALB China Awards!

Karanovic & Partners is a finalist for the 2019 ALB China Awards in two categories – the M&A Deal of the Year and the Energy & Resources Deal of the Year. Our practice was nominated for these prestigious awards, organized by Asian Legal Business – a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, […]

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April, 2019

North Macedonia

Further Liberalization of Capital Flows and Investment Opportunities Abroad

By signing the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Communities and their Member States (“SAA”), the Republic of North Macedonia committed itself to the free movement of capital, one of the basic principles upon which the European Single Market is based. This principle implies phase liberalization of capital flows. The transition into the second […]

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April, 2019

North Macedonia

Amendments to the Law on Consumer Protection in Case of Consumer Credit Agreements

The legal protection of consumers when concluding consumer credit agreements is one of the priorities and goals of the Republic of North Macedonia directed towards creating a single market, harmonized with the overall legislation of the European Union. The Law on Consumer Protection in Case of Consumer Credit Agreements (“Law”) already provided that the creditor […]

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April, 2019

Legal 500 ranks Karanovic & Partners

A Leading Law Firm in 2019

We are proud to announce Karanovic & Partners is once again recognized as a leading law firm on the 2019 Legal 500 rankings. The renowned UK-based directory places attorneys at law cooperating with Karanovic & Partners, in 10 practices, across 5 jurisdictions as Tier 1 – the highest and most prestigious ranking available. Attorneys at […]

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April, 2019

Karanovic & Partners traditionally supports

The XI Belgrade Arbitration Conference and Pre-Moot Competition

With ever-growing attendance and popularity, Karanovic & Partners continued its traditional support to the XI Belgrade Arbitration conference and the Belgrade pre-moot, organized by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. Milan Lazić, Senior Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution team chaired the first panel on the conference, titled Arbitrators – Friends or Foes. […]

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April, 2019

Upcoming Student Workshop

How to Start-up: Navigating the legal complexities

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to invite you to our student workshop, titled “How to Start-up: Navigating the legal complexities”. Organized in cooperation with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, this workshop is intended for fourth year and Master’s students. Ivan Nonkovic, partner and independent attorney at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, […]

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April, 2019

North Macedonia

New Public Procurement Law

After the announced reform of the public procurement procedures in 2017, at the beginning of this year the National Parliament adopted the new Public Procurement Law (“Law”). This new piece of legislation embodies the current EU public procurement rules and sets the legal landscape which is expected to result with transparent and efficient spending of […]

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April, 2019

Legislation update Serbia

New and Enhanced Foreign Exchange Controls

As we previously highlighted, the last changes of the Foreign Exchange Law brought important novelties in the sphere of foreign exchange supervision. Specifically, starting from 1 January 2019 the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) assumed the competencies from the Tax Administration for performing foreign exchange control of operations of all types of residents and non-residents. […]

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