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October, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advised Central Asia Metals

Central Asia Metals Acquires Lynx Resources And SASA Mine

Macedonian lawyers cooperating with Karanović & Nikolić advised Central Asia Metals (CAML) in the acquisition of Lynx Resources, which operates the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia. UK-based CAML agreed to purchase a 100% interest in Lynx Resources from Orion Co-investments III and Fusion Capital for EUR 340 million, making it the new owner of one […] Read more
October, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Launches The Academy

The Academy – Internal Training and Development Programme

With people development being our strategic priority, it is our pleasure to announce that Karanović & Nikolić launched The Academy – a comprehensive educational programme meant for the internal training and development of both legal and non-legal professionals. With some of the most experienced and talented lawyers, HR and soft skills experts in the region […] Read more
October, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advises On AmSpec’s Acquisition Of Agri Services

AmSpec’s Continues Expansion into the Agri-Market

Karanović & Nikolić advised AmSpec on the acquisition of Agri Services doo – an inspection and testing company serving the Agricultural and Petroleum market in the Danube region from their locations in Serbia and Hungary. The acquisition of Agri Services shows AmSpec’s continued expansion into the Agri-market and is yet another strategic step for the […] Read more
October, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advises the City of Belgrade and IFC

Signing The Landmark PPP For The Vinča Waste Treatment Project

Karanović & Nikolić advised in the signing of the biggest PPP project in Serbia for the landfill remediation and development of the waste treatment facility in Belgrade, Vinča. The Belgrade Secretariat for Environmental Protection, the company “Beočista Energija” and the French–Japanese consortium, SUEZ Groupе – I-Environment Investments limited, signed a public-private partnership for the financing, construction, operation […] Read more
September, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Chosen as the Number One Legal Service provider in Serbia ...

Karanović & Nikolić Wins The 2017 Euromoney Real Estate Survey

Karanović & Nikolić wins the 13th annual Euromoney Real Estate Survey in the Advisors and Consultants category. Among 2462 valid responses that were submitted this year, Karanović & Nikolić was chosen as the Number One Legal Service provider in Serbia in the Real Estate industry. The renowned Euromoney magazine was created in 1969, originally to cover the re-emergence […] Read more
September, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advises On The Financing Of Malibunar Wind Park

Elicio Finances Malibunar Wind Park in the Ammount of 9.8 Million EUR

Karanović & Nikolić advised the Belgian renewable energy group, Elicio NV, on the 9.8 million euro financing of the Malibunar wind park. UniCredit Bank Serbia​ and Electrawinds Mali WF d.o.o, a Serbian subsidiary 100% owned by Elicio, signed a long-term financing agreement for the development, construction and operation of the wind park located in South Banat. UniCredit Bank […] Read more
September, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Announces New Partner

Alexander Poels Joins As Partner And Director Of International Relations

​​We are pleased to announce that Alexander Poels joined Karanović & Nikolić as Partner and Director of International Relations. With 13 years of international professional experience as a corporate/M&A legal advisor and executive director in a large regional Central and Eastern European law firm, Alexander will be a welcome addition to the team. His role will […] Read more
August, 2017

Another Recognition for Karanović & Nikolić

Rastko Petaković Wins The 2017 EMEA Emerging Leaders Award

Rastko Petaković, the Managing Partner of Karanović & Nikolić, is the winner of the EMEA Emerging Leaders Award in the Legal Professional category! Organized by the M&A Advisor, these awards are globally renowned for their presentation and recognition of outstanding professionals in the fields of M&A and finance. In their seventh year now, the Emerging Leaders Awards have […] Read more
June, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Advises On Teraplast’s Acquisition Of Interlemind

Teraplast Acquired Interlemind for EUR 4.3 Million

The Karanović & Nikolić legal practice advised Teraplast Bistrita (TRP), the largest PVC processor in Romania, in the acquisition of Interlemind, a Serbian producer of sandwich panels, by means of public auction of the bankruptcy estate. The value of the acquisition is 4.3 million euros, while Teraplast’s planned investment in Serbia amounts to EUR 11 million. This includes […] Read more
June, 2017

Dragan Karanović Received a Special Award from CEE Legal Matters

Dragan Karanović Named The Market Maker For Serbia

Dragan Karanović, a Founding Partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was named the Market Maker for Serbia, on the 1st of June, by CEE Legal Matters — the widely-read source of news and information about lawyers and legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe. This is a special lifetime achievement award given to a senior lawyer identified by […] Read more
June, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Launches a New Publication

The Fourth Edition In The Focus On Energy Series

Karanović & Nikolić is proud to present the Fourth Edition in the Focus on Energy series. We bring you a number of interesting stories and articles, analysing in detail the situation and trends in the Energy sector in Southeast Europe. The articles in the book focus mainly on the countries of former Yugoslavia – Bosnia […] Read more
March, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić is the Law Firm of The Year of Eastern Europe and the Balk...

Karanović & Nikolić Wins The Lawyer Award

The Lawyer Magazine, a weekly British magazine for top Commercial Lawyers and In-House Counsel, has named Karanović & Nikolić law firm of the year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans during their annual European Awards ceremony on March 16, 2017 in London. The awards, now in their eighth year, were the first initiative of their kind to reward and […] Read more
March, 2017

Karanović & Nikolić Supports EFSE Extension Of Investment Portfolio

EFSE Financed UniCredit Bank Serbia with EUR 20 Million

We are pleased to announce that Karanović & Nikolić team has supported the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) in a recently closed extension of the investment portfolio of EFSE to UniCredit Bank Serbia. The transaction involved new EUR 20 million financing of UniCredit Bank Serbia, which will serve to finance housing loans for private […] Read more
January, 2017

Promotion of New Generation of Senior Partners

New Senior Partners Announced

Karanović & Nikolić is pleased and proud to announce the promotion of a new generation of Senior Partners – Milan Lazić, Marjan Poljak and Darko Jovanović. Milan Lazić joined the firm as an Associate in 2007 after having spent three years at the Commercial Court in Belgrade. The combination of his outstanding legal skills, responsiveness and professional manner paved the way for his […] Read more
January, 2017

Rastko Petaković Elected as Managing Partner

New Managing Partner Announced

​Karanović & Nikolić is pleased to announce that Rastko Petaković has been elected as Managing Partner. Rastko takes over the firm’s leading position from Dejan Nikolić who served as Managing Partner until 2016. Rastko’s dedication and energy was evident from the beginning of his career when he joined the firm as a legal trainee back […] Read more
December, 2016

EPS Distribucija handed a EUR 2.6 million fine

Serbian Competition Commission fines the Electricity Distribution Company

The Serbian Competition Commission found that the company EPS Distribucija, the only operator of the electricity distribution network in Serbia, abused its dominant position in the market of electricity distribution in Serbia. The abuse consists of applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with trading parties, whereby some of those trading parties have been placed at […] Read more
November, 2016

Karanović & Nikolić Held the 10th Annual Competition Conference in Belgrade

Focus On Competition – Celebrating The First Decade

On 10 November 2016 Karanović & Nikolić and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom proudly organised another competition law conference in Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, under this year’s name – Focus on Competition – Celebrating the First Decade. This is the 11th annual conference dedicated to competition law, which traditionally gathers various experts from the business, legal and […] Read more
September, 2016

Karanović & Nikolić advises in major IT transaction

GoDaddy Acquiers ManageWP

Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with law firm Goodwin Procter, is pleased to have provided all around legal support and advice to GoDaddy on its acquisition of ManageWP from Devana Techologies. ManageWP is a Serbian based start-up service for managing multiple WordPress websites, developed by Devana Technologies; GoDaddy is the world’s largest internet domain registrar. Our […] Read more
July, 2016

EU Competition Commission Ruling

Serbia holds Management Rights over Air Serbia

Latest news reports from the airline industry show that the European Commission has ended their investigation into the ownership structure of “Air Serbia”, reaching a conclusion that Serbia holds management rights over Air Serbia, its national air carrier. Furthermore, having in mind their minority stake in Air Serbia, Etihad Airways has thus been enabled to […] Read more
April, 2016

Serbian Competition Commission approves transaction

Imlek’s acquisition of Niška Mlekara Greenlighted

The Republic of Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition, upon completion of an in-depth procedure, has approved Imlek’s acquisition of Niška Mlekara, making them 100% owners of this dairy company. The full decision document regarding this case has been published on the Commission’s official website. Imlek has initially signed the contract to buy Niška Mlekara – one of […] Read more