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The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. In that sense, the understanding of white collar crimes (WCC), as a group of specific crimes, is universal.

Expansion of the IT sector in Serbia has lead to an increased engagement of local IT experts by foreign IT companies. In practice so far, four models of engagement of the local experts by the foreign IT companies have surfaced, each of them having its advantages and disadvantages.

On 18 December 2014 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted a new Insurance Law ("Official Gazette of RS“, No. 139/2014), continuing the reformative process of improving the market of financial services in Serbia and harmonizing with European Union law, and ensuring the necessary conditions for additional liberalization of the market of insurance services, whereby significant changes were made as compared to the legislative solutions so far:

On January 29th, 2015 all special collective agreements in the Republic of Serbia ceased to exist. According to the latest amendments to the Labour Law that were enacted last year, the provisions of all collective agreements not contrary to the law remained in force for an additional 6 months, but as the 6 months expired on January 29th, 2015, all collective agreements were put out of force.

The public notary system has been introduced into Serbia by the Law on Public Notaries. The legislator's intention – declaratively standard: to lighten the burden on courts and thus increase their efficiency, and to improve legal certainty.

Privatization in Serbia began in 1989 with the major social and economic reforms introduced by Ante Markovic, the last Prime Minister of former Yugoslavia.

The Serbian JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic law firm has advised the owners of Milos Klinika on its sale of 100% of its stake to the Blue Sea Capital Investment Fund. 

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The National Bank of Serbia’s Administration for Supervision of Financial Institutions has approved MetLife’s application to transfer a portion of its life insurance portfolio to the joint-stock insurance company Wiener Stadtische osiguranje.

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The Serbian Arbitration Association (SAA) has announced the founding of the Belgrade Arbitration Center (BAC), which started operating in January, 2014 as the first arbitration institution in Serbia not established by the State.

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The Jankovic Popovic & Mitic Competiton team has provided legal support to Microsoft in obtaining clearance from the Serbian Commission for Competition for its purchase of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.

KBC announced that the process set forth in agreements of 26 April 2013 with Societe Generale Srbija and Telenor Serbia on the divestment of KBC Banka, KBC's banking entity in Serbia, had been concluded.

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JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic at a Glance

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic is the leading law firm in Serbia, providing full service in Serbia and SEE region. Since 1991, we have been serving national and international clients from various industries in establishing, building and maintaining their business presence in Serbia and SEE. Our expertise, commitment, experience and the highest standard practice has been proven and recognized on the market. Our track record comprises numerous successfully completed landmark transactions in a developing and transitional economy. We are committed to finding solutions and providing flexibility of choice to our clients.

JPM is the founding member of Top-tier Legal Adriatic (TLA) a Vienna-based alliance of leading law firms operating in the Adriatic region. It is an association of independent business law firms with an excellent reputation obtained both locally and internationally, providing a full range of legal services to foreign and domestic clients hailing from various industries.

Firm's website: http://jpm.rs/

TLA website: http://toptierlegal.org/