September, 2018

Karanovic & Partners Open Day 2018

Karanovic & Partners Opened the Door for Students and Recent Graduates

Karanovic & Partners held an Open Day for students and recent graduates at its premises in Belgrade. On 15 September, visitors had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Karanovic & Partners culture and learn more about the various programmes intended for trainees and interns. Students and recent law graduates were also introduced to the […] Read more
September, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Serbia

Amendments to the Serbian Law on Payment Services

The summer has brought a set of amendments to the existing laws, as well as the adoption of new laws in Serbia’s financial sector. This overview focusses on the changes made to the Law on Payment Services (the “PS Law“), while additionally the Law on the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS“) has also been slightly […] Read more
September, 2018

Karanovic & Partners Among Finalists of 2018 M&A Advisor Awards

Miloš Jakovljević Shortlisted To Win The 2018 M&A Advisor Awards

We are proud to announce that Miloš Jakovljević, Partner* in the Corporate & Commercial practice group of Karanović & Partners, is a finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the Legal Professional of the Year category. Mr Jakovljević is chosen amongst a globally recognized group of esteemed lawyers whose activities set the standard for […] Read more
September, 2018

Karanovic & Partners at the 4th SGA Meetup

What are Investors Looking for?

On Monday, 10 September 2018, Goran Radošević and Ivan Nonković, partners ⃰ at Karanovic & Partners, held a presentation at the 4th Meetup of the Serbian Games Association (SGA). In front of both budding and established members of the rapidly developing national video games sector, at the headquarters of the successful Serbian mobile game developer […] Read more
September, 2018

Karanovic & Partners Real Estate Team is the Number One Legal Service provider i...

Karanovic & Partners Wins The 2018 Euromoney Real Estate Awards

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners won the Euromoney Real Estate Survey in the Advisors and Consultants category for the second year in a row! Karanovic & Partners was once again chosen as the Number One Legal Service provider in Serbia in the Real Estate industry. “It is truly a privilege to […] Read more
August, 2018

Privatisation of RTB Bor

Zijin Mining takes over RTB Bor for USD 1.46 Billion

Zijin Mining, one of China’s biggest gold producers and the second biggest producer of copper ore, won the tender to become a strategic partner in Serbia’s sole copper complex RTB Bor. The Chinese company pledged to invest USD 1.46 billion in return for a 63% stake. Karanovic & Partners advised Zijin Mining in this privatisation […] Read more
August, 2018

Energy and Natural Resources News: Serbia

Srbijavode opens Tender for the Lease of Riverine

The public enterprise Srbijavode announced the tender for the lease of riverine – a riverbed with accompanying waterside, for the construction of small hydro power plants on 18 different locations in Serbia. These locations are in the municipalities of Arilje, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, Surdulica, Raška, Babušnica, Ivanjica, Trgovište, Pirot and Bela Palanka. The integral part […] Read more
August, 2018

Rastko Petaković's Interview for the CEE Legal Matters Magazine

A Change In The Legal Narrative – Past Fears And New Opportunities

This article was written by Rastko Petaković, the Managing Partner of Karanovic & Partners, and was originally published in Issue 5.5 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine.  Until a few years ago, the narrative within legal practices, as in most service industries, focused mainly on austerity, small growth numbers, and the crises. Most legal practitioners […] Read more
August, 2018

Karanovic & Partners advised NIBE

NIBE Acquires EMIN’s Operations In Serbia And Turkey

Karanovic & Partners advised NIBE – a global organisation that contributes to a smaller carbon footprint and better energy utilisation, on its’ acquisition of EMIN Group. Sweden-based NIBE Industrier AB signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the EMIN Group with operations in Turkey and Serbia, and has a call option to acquire an additional […] Read more
August, 2018

Who's Who Legal Praised Karanovic & Partners Competition Team

Lawyers From Karanovic & Partners Recognised as Serbian Leading Competition Experts

We are proud to announce that 2018’s edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition, recognised three members of our Competition team as leading competition lawyers from Serbia. Our Senior Partner, Rastko Petaković, Partner* Bojan Vučković and Senior Associate* Bojana Miljanović were named among other world’s leading competition lawyers. The publication covers 57 jurisdictions around the world […] Read more
August, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić advised PPF Group on a Landmark Deal

PPF Group Buys Telenor CEE Operations For 2.8 Billion Euros

PPF Group, the Czech investment firm, bought Telenor’s assets in Hungary, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia for EUR 2.8 billion. This is a landmark transaction for the telecommunications sector in Central and Eastern Europe – the biggest since 2011, and it was completed on 31 July 2018. Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with White & Case […] Read more
July, 2018

Competition and Antitrust News

Antitrust: Google Fined with Staggering EUR 4.34 billion

The European Commission’s 39-month long investigation into Google’s Android operating system ends with a record-breaking antitrust fine of 4.34 billion euros imposed on Google. The US tech giant was fined for imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators, in order to cement its already super dominant position in general internet search […] Read more
July, 2018

Views - Relja Mirkov

A Losing Battle The Legal Saga Of KitKat’s Trademark Shape

On 25 July, the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) has thrown out an appeal by Nestlé, which argued that it owns the shape of its famous treat KitKat. Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has spent more than a decade fighting to trademark the four-fingered wafer shape. However, EJC’s most recent ruling could […] Read more
July, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Croatia

Novelties to the Croatian Capital Markets Regulation

On 6 July 2018, the Croatian Parliament adopted the new Capital Markets Act in order to align the Croatian legislation with the EU acquis. The act adjusts the Croatian legislation with the cornerstone of EU’s financial markets regulation – the Directive on Markets in Financial Instruments repealing Directive 2004/39/EC and the Regulation on Markets in Financial Instruments, […] Read more
July, 2018

Employment News: Serbia

Changes in Serbian Employment Legislation 2018

The beginning of the summer brought certain amendments to Serbian employment legislation. The most notable changes are presented below: The Law on the Employment of Foreigners The duration of the labour market test – The labour market test within the work-permit acquisition process (through which the National Employment Service examines whether there are any Serbian citizens […] Read more
July, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić at the Managing expatriates in the Balkans Conference

ECA Conference – Managing Expatriates In The Balkans

Karanović & Nikolić participated at the Managing expatriates in the Balkans conference in Milan. Organised by the Employment Conditions Abroad (ECA), a leading consulting company in the field of expatriate management, the event featured legal experts and human resources professionals, with topics ranging from stay and work permit regulations for expatriates, tax calculations and social […] Read more
July, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić at ELSA Summer Law School "Business and Law"

The First ELSA Summer Law School In Belgrade

Karanović & Nikolić participated in first ever ELSA Summer Law School in Belgrade, titled “Business & Law”. Organized by the European Law Students Association, the programme took place from 01 to 08 July, and it focused on burning issues in different fields of Business Law. On 05 July lectures were held at the Karanović & […] Read more
July, 2018

Real Estate News: Serbia

Serbia Introduces an E-Cadastre

The Law on the Registration Procedure with the Cadastre of Real Estate and Utilities (the “Law“) entered into force on 8 June 2018. The Law aims to introduce significant innovations, primarily concerning the method of filing applications and documents with the cadastre and the relation between the cadastre and other authorities, as well as deadlines […] Read more
June, 2018

Karanović & Nikolić Advised ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF Group Building A Factory In Serbia

The Karanović & Nikolić team, led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak and Senior Associates ⃰ Ana Stanković and Ana Luković, advised ZF Group on the project of opening an electric vehicle parts factory in Pančevo, Serbia. The German company, a global leader specialising in the design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive […] Read more
June, 2018

Banking and Finance News: Serbia

The Law on Financial Collaterals – Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

On 8 June 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on Financial Collaterals (“FC Law“) which will become applicable on 1 January 2019. Financial agreements that are not fulfilled by 1 January 2019 will be implemented pursuant to the rules that were in force before that date. Simultaneously, the Insolvency Law (“Insolvency Law“) was amended to support proper functioning […] Read more