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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Employers Guide to Measures Introduced During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the Serbian Government continually introduces new measures and restrictions in an attempt to control the COVID-19 outbreak, several issues have arisen in respect of employment relations in the past few days. Having in mind the frequent updates and amendments of the situation, and in order to avoid panic at the workplace, the employers should […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 North Macedonia Update

Employment Situation in North Macedonia During the COVID-19 Outbreak

On 18 March 2020, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the entire territory of the country for 30 days, with the possibility of extension. During the past week, the Government of North Macedonia (“Government”) adopted several measures listed below that affect the […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

Government of Croatia Prolongs Tax Payments due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Croatian Government adopted 66 economic measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak on 17 March, with their main purpose being the preservation of jobs and financial liquidity. In accordance with the measures concerning tax issues, the Croatian Parliament amended the General Tax Act, Profit Tax Act, and the Income Tax Act. The main amendment is […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Central Bank of Montenegro Issues Moratorium on Loans and Leasing

As Montenegro had become the latest country in the region to be struck down by the unfortunate developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Bank of Montenegro adopted the Decision on Temporary measures for mitigating the negative effects of new coronavirus on the financial system, effective from 20 March 2020 and available on the official […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Government Regulates Deadlines in Court Proceedings During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Last Updated on 21 March 17:00 CET Five days after the introduction of the state of emergency in Serbia, the Government decided to implement certain measures related to performing certain legal actions in litigations and other court proceedings that are currently being disrupted due to several previous recommendations of the Ministry of Justice on limiting […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Moratorium on Loans and Other Financial Measures to Maintain Financial Stability in Slovenia due to COVID-19 Epidemic

Last Updated on 6 April 2020, 21:00 CET In an effort to help businesses due to unfortunate developments with COVID-19 and declaration of epidemic in Slovenia, the Slovenian government has adopted an Act on emergency measures of payment deferral of the borrowers, which shall be valid for 18 months. The aim of this act is […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Employment Situation in Slovenia During the COVID-19 Outbreak

After Slovenia closed schools followed by an announcement of an epidemic on 12 March and the Prime Minister called for self-isolation, questions arose regarding what happens to employment relationships and how the businesses should react. Suddenly working from home, where possible, seemed to be the only solution to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. The competent Ministry […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Regional Update

Intellectual Property in the Balkans and EU During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Last Updated on 27 March 2020 All countries in the region undertook measures for ensuring the protection of public health due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Personal contact is limited to a minimum, and direct filings before the local IP offices are a rare option.   In North Macedonia, the parties, in practice, could communicate with the […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Croatia Update

Remote Work during COVID-19 Epidemic in Croatia

Croatian Labour Act already provides the possibility for employers to agree to remote (home) work with their employees, following certain requirements (specific content of employment agreements, in addition to standard provisions – such as working hours, required equipment, compensation of work-related costs, etc). Employees working remotely are entitled to the same rights as regular employees […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

COVID-19 as Force Majeure under Slovenian Legislation

As governments implement ever stricter measures to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic more and more businesses find themselves in the unfortunate position in which they are unsure if they will be able to perform their contractual obligations to their business partners. The Slovenian Government has imposed several measures aimed at slowing the virus spread, such […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 North Macedonia Update

North Macedonia Introduces Measures to Combat COVID-19 Outbreak

The President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency to combat the outbreak of COVID-19. The measure will initially be in place for 30 days. The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (“Government“) also announced an initial set of economic measures for mitigating the consequences suffered by the businesses and caused […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

National Bank of Serbia Introduces Moratorium on Loans and Leasing due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Last Updated on 19 March 2020, 15:00 CET Due to the developments regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency in Serbia, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) undertook emergency measures to facilitate the position of citizens and businesses in servicing debts. The two decisions on temporary measures (the “Decisions”) […]

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March, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Effects of COVID-19 to Contracts – is it Enough to Call it Force Majeure?

Last Updated on March 19, 12:00 CET The current COVID-19 outbreak and severe and numerous preventive and restrictive measures governments are continually introducing are first and foremost a global health concern. However, this situation has already caused significant distortions to businesses and their ability to perform their contractual obligations. The question of all questions seems […]

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March, 2020

Safety always comes first

Karanovic & Partners’ Approach to COVID-19 Outbreak

In line with the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, Karanovic & Partners followed the advice given by the authorities to its maximum extent. With that being said, our team has been instructed to work remotely from home, and our daily operations continue uninterrupted. This measure has been applied in all our cooperating offices. In […]

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March, 2020

Top Ranked Legal Practice in the SEE

Karanovic & Partners Ranked as a Leading Law Firm in Chambers Europe 2020

Karanovic & Partners is proud to announce that we have once again been listed among the leading law firms in Europe in the latest edition of Chambers Europe 2020. In the newest edition of Chambers guide, eight practice areas within Karanovic & Partners legal practice rank Band 1 – including Corporate/Commercial, Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, […]

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March, 2020

Karanovic & Partners holds a lecture at the Startit Centre

What do the Lastest Legislative Changes and the Test of Independence bring for the Serbian Entrepreneur?

Karanović & Partners held an event dedicated to the latest changes of the Companies Act, Personal Income Tax Law and the Law on contributions for the mandatory Social Security insurance at the Startit centre on 4 March. Over 100 attendees from IT community and various companies and startups joined the vivid discussion. Partner* Ivan Nonković […]

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March, 2020

Six Deals in Five Jurisdictions

Karanovic & Partners Shortlisted for the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award 2020 with Record Number of Deals

Karanovic & Partners, in cooperation with local lawyers, has been shortlisted for the prestigious CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for the third year in a row. The practice found itself among 151 different firms from the CEE region competing for awards in 22 different countries. Karanovic & Partners, as a regional legal […]

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March, 2020

Changes on the Employment Horizon

First Staff Leasing Law in Serbia comes into force

After years of legal vacuum, the new Staff Leasing Law (Law) finally introduces the legal framework for the so-called “staff leasing”. The Law tackles conditions under which staff leasing is possible, rights and obligations of agency workers, their equal status of agency workers and comparable employees, conditions for licencing of agencies as well as the […]

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February, 2020

Event dedicated to newly adopted Agency Employment Law in Serbia

Karanovic & Partners Takes the Leading Role at the FIC Insight into Agency Employment Law

Karanovic & Partners took the leading role at the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) event dedicated to the insight into the Agency Employment Law. Partner* Milena Jakšić Papac, who is also the President of the FIC HR Committee, presented in great detail the Agency Employment Law, along with Siniša Simić from Adecco. This event was a […]

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February, 2020

Getting to Know the New Law

Karanovic & Partners holds a Briefing on the New Lobbying Law

Karanović & Partners held a briefing on the new Serbian Law on Lobbying (Law) on 26 February 2020. The event was devoted to the novelties introduced by the new Law with the objective of discussing and understanding the reasoning behind the Law’s adoption and mechanisms for its implementation. The event, led by Partner* Goran Radošević […]

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