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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 our traditional […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
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 […] Read more
January, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Serbia

Serbian Commission Fines another Bid Rigging Cartel

The Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission“) recently fined four undertakings for bid rigging in the public procurement for the maintenance of train wagons. The contracting authority, the “Nikola Tesla” power plant, which represents the largest electricity-producing complex in Serbia, informed the Commission about possible collusion in public procurement for repair services for the train wagons […] Read more
January, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News: Serbia

Raspberries and IT: New Sector Inquiries by the Serbian Competition Commission

The Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission“) recently finished sector inquiries concerning quite distinct industries – raspberries and the public procurement for software and hardware. The aim behind the inquiries was to perform extensive market research and analysis in order to acquire a clearer picture of the possible antitrust issues and risks in two sectors widely […] Read more
January, 2018

The Next Generation of Partners Announced

Karanović & Nikolić Promotes New Senior Partner and Six Partners

Karanović & Nikolić is pleased to welcome Marko Ketler as its new Senior Partner, as well as Ivan Nonković, Goran Radošević, Ivana Dišović, Katarina Gudurić, Jaka Simončič and Petar Mitrović who have been named Partner.* We are proud to announce the promotion of these attorneys at law cooperating with Karanović & Nikolić who have demonstrated […] Read more
December, 2017

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, […] Read more
December, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advises on the Sale of Tikkurila’s Balkan Subsidiaries

Tikkurila Sells its Subsidiaries for EUR 13 Million

Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with local lawyers, advised Tikkurila Oyj, the Finnish paints and coatings maker, on the sale of the entire share capital of its subsidiaries in Serbia and Macedonia to the local management. According to the signed sales agreement, the transaction – subject to the fulfilment of agreed conditions, will be closed in the […] Read more
December, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advised Societe Generale Srbija

Societe Generale Acquires Jubanka’s Credit Portfolio

Karanović & Nikolić advised on Societe Generale Srbija’s acquisition of a part of Jubanka’s credit portfolio – which included housing and cash credits, credit cards, as well as credits for small and medium-sized enterprises. Societe Generale Srbija is now the third largest bank in Serbia in terms of credit volume. The Karanović & Nikolić team […] Read more
December, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić At The Competition Law In The Energy Sectors Conference

SEEPEX – Serbian Experience

Miloš Vučković, Senior Partner at Karanović & Nikolić, held a presentation on the 4th of December at the Competition Law in the Energy Sectors conference in Vienna. The event was organized by the Energy Community and it featured representatives from various European countries, as well as legal experts and professionals from the energy sector. The main […] Read more
December, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advised OTP Bank

OTP Bank Buys Vojvođanska Banka

Hungary’s OTP Bank bought Vojvođanska Banka, as well as NGB Leasing and the National Bank of Greece’s corporate loan portfolio in Serbia. This is one of the biggest recent banking transactions in the region and it was closed on Friday, the 1st of December in Belgrade. Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with the global law firm Weil, Gotshal […] Read more