The Balkans is a fragile region where bad news come first and good news last. As a rule, economic crises hit the Balkan countries first, and the Balkans is usually the last region to experience economic rebound.
Schoenherr is reporting that, on September 30, 2016, Michael Lagler was elected as the new Managing Partner at the firm, where he will take over from Christoph Lindinger, who has led the Central and Eastern European law firm for the past 16 years. Lagler's term will begin at the start of the firm’s next fiscal year, on February 1, 2017.
The Montenegrin Ministry of Transport has recently been in the news as it provided an overview of investments that it has made over the past ten years in the country's road infrastructure – investments that have totalled at EUR 300 million through renovation, modernisation, and construction processes throughout the country.
Recent research shows that Montenegro has a high hydro-energy potential with a noteworthy index of cost-effectiveness of investments and favorable ecological and social environments. The estimated theoretical hydro potential on the main water courses totals 9,846 GWh/year. Out of this capacity, less than 1,800 GWh, or only 17%, has been harnessed so far.
The Vujacic law office has advised in the due diligence of the EBRD and KFW Ipex-Bank in connection with a project financing of a wind farm in Krnovo, Montenegro, as well as assisting in the drafting and negotiation of security documents. The Krnovo wind firm is operated by Akuo Energy, and is the first wholly private wind farm in the country. The firm reports a deal value of EUR 98 million.