March, 2019

Croatia - Latest Amendments to the Tax Legislation

Contribution Regulation for Company Managers

Under the new Contributions Act, mandatory insurance now covers management board members, executive directors and liquidators in companies, unless they have mandatory insurance on another basis. When appointed to those functions (even when not employed), they are obliged to pay contributions on a monthly basis. This obligation includes contributions for pension insurance and an increased […] Read more
March, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Latest Amendments to the Tax Legislation

New Property Transfer Tax Law

As of 1 January 2019, a new Property Transfer Tax Law is applicable for the transfer of property in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, and the entire Sarajevo Canton (published in the Official Gazette of the Sarajevo Canton no. 28/18). The new law regulates tax issues on real estate transfers, as well as […] Read more
March, 2019

Law Firm of the Year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Karanovic & Partners wins the Law Firm of the Year Award

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award, in the Eastern Europe and the Balkans category. This is the third time that Karanovic & Partners is selected among some of the best law firms in Europe to take home this renowned […] Read more
March, 2019

This article was originally published by the Business Coaching magazine, issue N...

The Development of a Coaching Culture

Lawyers are generally thought of as intelligent, ambitious, talented and argumentative people – when we imagine a successful lawyer, we think of an assertive, independent person often complemented with a healthy ego. They are people with huge responsibilities and, often, under a lot of pressure. Considering the very nature of the practice of law, one […] Read more
March, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Abolishing Subsidies for Wind Power Plants in the Republic of Srpska

The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Law on the amendments to the Law on Renewable Energy Sources and Efficient Cogeneration (Law) in an urgent procedure, abolishing subsidies for the production of electricity from wind power plants in the Republic of Srpska. The Law will enter into force eight days after its […] Read more
March, 2019

Traditional student workshop at the Belgrade Faculty of Law

Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to invite you to our traditional student workshop “Managing Emotions in Labour Disputes – More than Law”, organized with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. Labour disputes, due to their legal complexity, often include a number of existential, social or very personal issues and problems. In situations like that, […] Read more
March, 2019

Karanovic & Partners ranked by top legal directory

A Leading Law Firm in Chambers Europe 2019

We are pleased to announce that Karanovic & Partners is once again listed on the top of the most recent list of the best law firm in Europe by the prestigious Chambers Europe 2019. Clients, commenting on the firm, say that Karanovic & Partners knows how to bridge the gap and protect your interests as […] Read more
February, 2019

This interview was originally published by CEE Legal Matters

The Buzz in Serbia: Interview with Ivan Nonkovic

“Two major things are happening right now which are the focus of our practice: The Tech Industry and Chinese Investors,” says Ivan Nonkovic, Partner and independent attorney at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners in Belgrade. “Both things are happening all over the region,” he concedes, ”so not exclusively in Serbia, but they’re definitely […] Read more
February, 2019

This Article was originally published in Issue 5.9 of the CEE Legal Matters Maga...

Designing a Competition Enforcement System

It is not uncommon for post-communist societies to wrestle with the idea of competition enforcement. Executives of a more old-school bent are often confounded by having something which once was common market practice, sometimes even mandated by the state, now scrutinized and considered a serious infringement of law. This is why competition advocacy is a […] Read more
February, 2019

Karanovic & Partners advises renowned Czech investment group in latest transacti...

It’s Official: PPF Group acquires Telenor Banka

After obtaining the necessary regulatory approval from the National Bank of Serbia, PPF Group acquired Telenor Banka, the first fully mobile and online bank operating in Serbia. Having advised PPF Group on the EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor’s assets in Central and Eastern Europe, the Karanovic & Partners legal team – led by partner […] Read more
February, 2019

The acquisition of one of the most recognisable brands in Serbia

Mid Europa Partners sells Bambi to Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC announced the agreement to acquire Bambi, the leading Serbian biscuit and confectionary maker, from Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe. Karanovic & Partners, working together with White & Case and KPMG, advised Mid Europa Partners in this transaction – which is now subject to customary competition […] Read more
February, 2019

Leading law firm listings

Top Ranked in the 2019 Chambers Global Guide

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has once again been top-ranked on the most recent Chambers Global leading law firm listing. The 2019 Chambers Global guide highlights the Corporate & Commercial practice group in the jurisdictions of Montenegro and Serbia as belonging to band 1. Founding partner Dragan Karanović – whom clients […] Read more
February, 2019

CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award 2019

Karanovic & Partners Shortlisted With 5 Deals for Deal of the Year Award

After winning the Deal of the Year Award in 2018, Karanovic & Partners is this year once again in the finals for this prestigious accolade – this time with 5 deals and in 5 jurisdictions. Organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine, these awards are a way of recognizing the biggest and most important deals […] Read more
January, 2019

Data Protection News

GDPR Breach: Google Fined EUR 50 Million

The US tech giant, Google is finned EUR 50 million by France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, for failing to comply with its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) obligations. This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time that one of the tech giants has been found […] Read more
January, 2019

Karanovic & Partners Supported a Major IT Transaction

Epic Games Acquires 3Lateral

Karanovic & Partners is proud to support Epic Games in their acquisition of 3Lateral, the leading developer of digital humans technology and creative content. Our team was led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak, Partner ⃰ Ivan Nonković and Associate ⃰ Marko Ćulafić.   ⃰ Independent attorney at law in cooperation with Karanović & Partners. Read more
January, 2019

New Generation of Senior Associates Announced

Karanovic & Partners Promotes New Senior Associates

Karanović & Partners is pleased to announce that Milorad Gajić, Andrej Jelenković, Mina Srećković, Amina Đugum and Lejla Popara, have been named Senior Associates.* These talented individuals have established themselves as key members of our team, and their promotion reflects their professionalism, as well as exemplary service to clients. “It is a privilege to see these young lawyers […] Read more
January, 2019

Energy amd Natural Resources News: Macedonia

Stricter Rules For Awarding New Exploitation Concessions in Macedonia

After a long, complex and nation-wide discussion, on 9 January 2019, the Macedonian Parliament introduced stricter rules for obtaining exploitation concessions. Effective immediately, the novelties from the Minerals Law target potentially new mines, and they came as a result of the broad interest shown during the last couple of years concerning the environmental effects of the mining […] Read more
January, 2019

Corporate and Commercial News: Serbia

The Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners Established

As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the Serbian Business Registers Agency (the “Registry”), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (“Official Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018). In addition, the Ministry of Economy issued guidelines which provide more information on the implementation of certain aspects of this Law […] Read more
December, 2018

Tax News: Serbia

Serbia Amends Tax Legislation

The Serbian National Assembly passed amendments to the tax laws, introducing incentives for the IT sector, tax exemptions for the transfer of property under concession agreements and tax exemptions related to income from employee share plans. Additionally, the new Law on Fees for the Usage of Public Goods Governing the Payment of Fees and Charges […] Read more
December, 2018

Tax News: Macedonia

Macedonia: Changes in The Tax Legislation

New Law on Personal Income Tax The new Law on Personal Income Tax (“PIT Law”), applicable from 01 January 2019, abandons the “flat” tax rate and introduces progressive taxation. Besides the tax rate at 10%, the new PIT Law envisages a tax rate at 18% and 15%, applicable to different types of income. On 24 […] Read more