On its way to becoming a Member State of the European Union, Serbia undertook the obligation to implement the fundamental EU principles into its legal system by entering into the Stabilization and Association Agreement (the “SAA”).
The Appellate Court in Belgrade has granted the appeal of Serbian business magnate Miroslav Miskovic made by his counsel, including JPM Senior Partner Nenad Popovic, and reversed the decision of the Higher Court in Belgrade (Organized Crime Unit), clearing Miskovic of charges of abuse of office and reversing a guilty verdict against him on tax evasion charges.
4th and 5th of October 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco
Karanovic & Nikolic has advised the Belgian renewable energy group Elicio NV on the EUR 9.8 million financing its wholly-owned subsidiary Electrawinds Mali WF d.o.o. received from UniCredit Bank Serbia for the development, construction, and operation of the Malibunar wind park.
Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that former Peterka & Partners Partner Alexander Poels joined it on September 1, 2017 as Partner and Director of International Relations.
Karanovic & Nikolic has advised Bulgaria's River Styxx Capital investment fund on the acquisition of 85% of the shares in Telenor Banka. Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr) advised Telenor on the transaction, which sees the Norwegian telecommunications group keeping 15% of its shares in the online bank.
Zivkovic Samardzic has advised the shareholders of Tim Kolos d.o.o, the Belgrade-based facility management, construction, and installation services provider, on the sale of 55% of shares in the company to Samsic Holding dejavnost holdingov d.o.o, the Slovenian member of French Samsic Group. Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr advised the buyers on the deal.
Intellectual property infringement through the circulation and sale of counterfeit goods is still very much both a global and a local issue. As modern day counterfeiting is now acquiring more sophisticated forms involving a plethora of new and usually unsuspected goods (for example, pharmaceuticals) and with the intent of not only existing on the black markets but infiltrating into the legal market flows as well, we are faced with the need for a more aggressive approach requiring first and foremost improved legislation and subsequently more efficient enforcement activities.
Weil is representing OTP Bank on two major transactions involving its Romanian and Serbian subsidiaries and the National Bank of Greece. Karanovic and Nikolic provided local advice to OTP in Serbia, and Schoenherr provided local advice in Romania. Freshfields advised the National Bank of Greece on both deals.
Zivkovic Samardzic has advised the British Broadcasting Corporation on the incorporation of its representative office and the regulatory aspects of its new digital service in the Serbian language. The BBC's Serbian incorporation followed the announcement of the launch of 12 new BBC World Service language services around the world.