The 2016 has seen the establishment of a new and more robust mechanism for incentivizing filmmakers to use Serbia as the location of choice in the region. Besides the Government Regulation from 2015, new guidelines have been adopted and the annual public call for applications for year 2016 has been published (http://bit.ly/20pLU8x – only Serbian version available).
The new Enforcement and Security Act (hereinafter: the “Act”) entered into force on the 1 July 2016, except for certain provisions which came into force on 29 November 2015. The long expected innovation of enforcement and security procedures in Serbia brings significant changes. Among others, these are related to the scope of authorities of enforcement agents.
The new Law on General Administrative Procedure ("Official Gazette of RS" No. 18/2016), enacted on February 29, 2016, entered into force on March 9, 2016 ("the Law"). The Law will be applied from July 1, 2017, except for certain provision that will start being applied 90 days after the Law enters into force, i.e. from June 7, 2016.
One of the liveliest parts of the recently held panel discussion organised by the Association for Sustainable Development and the Youth Forum of the European Movement, was revolving around Serbia's obligation to reach 27% of its total consumption of energy to be coming from renewable energy sources (RES) by year 2020.
Stankovic & Partners (NSTLaw) has announced that the Commercial Court in Zajecar has adopted the pre-packaged reorganization plan for the four companies of the RTB Bor Group’s copper mining and smelting complex in Serbia. NSTLaw describes the restructuring, worth EUR 1.2 billion, represents the largest financial restructuring in bankruptcy ever in Serbia.
SOG / Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic acted as local Serbian counsel to the Danaher Group regarding Serbian aspects of the spin-off of the Fortive Corporation as a company independently traded on the New York stock exchange.
Zivkovic Samardzic has successfully represented Vojvodjanska Banka a.d. Novi Sad before Serbia's Supreme Court of Cassation in civil proceedings related to a bank guarantee issued by the bank’s legal predecessor to Moscow Investment Bank (MIB) as collateral for a USD 3 million loan granted to petrochemical plant HIP Pancevo.