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June, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Impact of the Anti-Corona Legislation on the Construction and Infrastructure Sector

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia estimates that without adequate state actions the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic on the construction sector will be significant. Accelerating investments in the construction industry makes an important contribution to mitigating the negative effects of the epidemic to the Slovenian economy. On 30 April 2020, the National Assembly […]

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June, 2020

New Opportunities

Medical Cannabis in North Macedonia

This Article was originally published in Issue 7.3 of CEE Legal Matters Magazine. Cultivation of medical cannabis has become a lucrative business in recent years. Countries around the world have started legalizing this controversial crop, approving medical cannabis in particular in some capacity. In 2018, Canada made history by passing the Cannabis Act, thus becoming […]

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May, 2020

The Marrakesh Treaty

Serbia Has Internationally Committed Itself to Limit Copyright, but for a Good Cause

Serbia counts more than 12,000 blind and visually impaired people, who are struggling to reach texts and other visual content. To improve their position, Serbia adhered to the Marrakesh Treaty, which is in force as of 24 May 2020. This treaty requires contracting parties to introduce a standard set of limitations and exceptions to copyright […]

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May, 2020

New Law

Karanovic & Partners Holds a Webinar on the Implementation of the New Law on PPPs in Montenegro

Karanovic & Partners held a webinar dedicated to the Implementation of the Law on Private-Public Partnerships in Montenegro (“PPP Law”). The webinar was produced in cooperation with the Montenegrin Foreign Investors Council. Speakers – Senior Partner Darko Jovanović, Senior Associates* Milena Rončević Pejović and Mina Srećković and a representative of the Ministry of Finance of […]

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May, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19

Karanovic & Partners Holds Future of Retail Webinar

Karanovic & Partners held a webinar dedicated to the Future of Retail on 27 May 2020. The webinar is a part of the “Future of” series, where our colleagues and experts cover and discuss various industries and the possible impact the pandemic of COVID-19 will have on them. Retail industry found itself in a completely […]

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May, 2020

After an Investigation

Fourteen Oil Companies Fined Over EUR 4 Million by competition authority for price collusion in Kosovo*

The Kosovar Competition Authority (“KCA”) imposed a EUR 4 million fine in total in early May 2020 on fourteen oil companies for collusion on retail prices of fuel in 2018. As stated by the President of KCA, the investigation that encompassed both retail and wholesale levels of the market was launched in early 2019 following […]

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May, 2020

New Acquisition

Karanovic & Partners Advises Tethyan in Acquisition of EFPP

Karanovic & Partners advised the Canadian precious and base metals exploration company Tethyan Resource Corp. in its acquisition of 10% shares and management control over the of the Serbian geological company EFPP. With this move, Tethyan secured the exclusive right to purchase the remaining 90% of the shares at some point in the next 12 […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Slovenia Update

Impact of the Second Anti-Corona Act on Lease Agreements

The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act on additional liquidity to the economy to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 infectious disease epidemic (“Act”) on 28 April 2020, which entered into force on 1 May 2020. Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the tenants of commercial premises owned by the […]

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May, 2020

New Quotas

Croatia Sets Quotas for Renewables Incentives

The Government of the Republic of Croatia enacted the Decree on the Quotas for Incentivising the Production of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources and Highly-Efficient Cogeneration (“Decree”) on 14 May 2020, which sets the total quotas of government-sponsored incentives (feed-in and premium tariffs) for development of renewable energy electricity production facilities. The quotas are defined […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Regional Update

Merger Control Insight of the Western Balkans

As the COVID-19 pandemic seems to show signs of slowing down in the Western Balkans, the economy inevitably dictates a moderate easing of state-imposed restrictions throughout the region, with most of the measures being relaxed or lifted. This will also be reflected in the work of the regional competition authorities. After working remotely and with […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Force Majeure Global Overview

Force Majeure Global Overview

Karanović & Partners is pleased to share a global Force Majeure Overview, covering 36 countries. The outbreak of COVID-19 combined with restrictive measures imposed by governments around the world caused major disruptions to businesses and their ability to perform contractual obligations. In collaboration with our colleagues from leading law firms abroad, we participated in a […]

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May, 2020

Startup Overview

Karanovic & Partners Holds Future of Startups Webinar

Karanovic & Partners held the third in a series of webinars, this time dedicated to the future of startups. The event was centered around the implications brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19, and their effect on the startup scene in the region. Speakers, including Senior Partner Rastko Petaković, Attorney at law in cooperation with […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Regional Update

State Aid Measures in the Countries of the Western Balkans

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to present a general overview of state aid measures adopted to help the economy mitigate the negative consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the countries of the Western Balkans. The overview covers beneficial loans, employment stimuli, and tax measures in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Subsidies for Closed and Endangered Industries in Montenegro

This article will cover subsidies for closed and endangered industries under the so-called Economy and Employee Support Program presented by the Government of Montenegro. More information about the Program and its novelties can be found here. Subsidies for Closed Industries (100% of gross minimum salary) This measure regulates the granting of a subsidy to a […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Montenegro Update

Employment Subsidies in Montenegro

The Government of Montenegro presented the first package of economic measures on 9 April 2020, and subsequently, introduced the so-called Economy and Employee Support Program (“Program”) on 24 April 2020, as the second package of economic measures in order to curb the negative impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy and overcome the crisis. […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Serbian Parliament Terminates State of Emergency – Impact on Deadlines Before the Competition Commission

The Serbian Parliament terminated the state of emergency on 6 May 2020, following the flattening of the epidemic curve and the creation of conditions for the gradual attainment of collective immunity. Since the introduction of the state of emergency, the Serbian Government issued 44 regulations that were aimed at combating the COVID-19 crisis, including the […]

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May, 2020

COVID-19 Serbia Update

Back to Life – Back to Reality

After almost two months, the state of emergency instituted because of the COVID-19 outbreak was revoked in the Republic of Serbia on 6 May 2020. Unlike the Decision on declaration a state of emergency from 15 March 2020, the Decision on revoking the state of emergency was adopted by the National Assembly. The Decision determined […]

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May, 2020

New Ways

Open Day for Students and Recent Graduates Held Online for the First Time

This Article was written by the Head of Learning & Development, Ivana Karanović. After the usual busy start of the year packed with on-going projects and plans for the future ones, COVID-19 lead to a major break-off in March. We had to take a pause, slow down, and start finding ways to adjust. The outbreak […]

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May, 2020

Competition Overview

The Impact of COVID-19 on Submissions, Deadlines and Decision-Making of Competition Authorities in the West Balkans

Last Updated on 4 May 2020, 15:00 CET Country Submissions Deadlines Decisions Expected delays Albania All submissions: via post or electronically Deadlines are applicable and the parties can be sanctioned for a late submission.   No suspension of issuance of decisions so far.   Delays in review and decision making should be expected. Bosnia and […]

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May, 2020

Much Needed Change

Serbia Adopts New By-Laws Regarding Investment Funds

The Serbian Securities Commission (“Commission”) enacted a series of by-laws regulating open and alternative investment funds as well as other relevant issues regarding the issuance of an investment prospectus. The by-laws will enter into force on 5 May 2020. These by-laws were much needed as the Law on Alternative Investment Funds and Law on Open […]

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