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The Regulation on deadlines in administrative proceedings has been amended today to exclude all deadlines in the tax and customs procedure save for deadlines for appeals.

Read more: Tax and Customs Returns Deadlines and Enforcement Deadlines Unaffected by the State of Emergency

Like many other states throughout the World, the Republic of Serbia (henceforth: the Republic) has proclaimed the state of emergency due to the epidemic of the infectious disease COVID-19 on the whole territory of the Republic (henceforth: the State of Emergency) by rendering the Decision on Proclamation of the State of Emergency.

Read more: Misdemeanors During and Related to the State of Emergency Proclaimed Due to the Epidemic of the...

The National Bank of Serbia announced moratorium on all debts towards banks and finance lease providers as a measure to preserve stability of the financial system of Serbia. The measure is part of actions undertaken by Serbian authorities during the declared state of emergency to fight the coronavirus.

Read more: National Bank of Serbia Announced Moratorium

Attendees to the 2019 CEELM Winter Party were cornered, over the course of the evening, and asked, without warning or an opportunity to prepare, what achievement over the past 12 months they were proudest of.

Read more: The Viennese Waltz

The state of emergency due to COVID 19 pandemic was proclaimed in the Republic of Serbia on March 15th 2020, and the Decree on Measures during the State of Emergency („Official Gazette of RS“, no. 31/2020 dated March 16th 2020) and the Decree on Organization of Work with the Employer during the State of Emergency („Official Gazette of RS“, no. 31/2020 dated March 16th 2020), both aiming to regulate in more detail the effects of introduced state of emergency, followed right after. Decrees do not regulate the duration of the state of emergency, whereas the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia prescribes that the state of emergency may last up to 90 days, and it may be renewed under the same conditions upon the expiry of the 90 day deadline.

Read more: The Impact of Covid-19 Epidemic to Lease Agreements

History has taught us that after all great tragedies, such as the one affecting the World currently, the age of revival arrives, as well as that during the extraordinary circumstances, no matter how serious they are, life finds its path. We at JPM are trying to spend our time working and making efforts so that our common work and goals does not suffer any or suffer minimal damage during the time that the restrictive measures imposed by all governments are in force.

Read more: Regulation on Deadlines in Court Proceedings during a State of Emergency

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has ratified the FATCA agreement executed earlier that year between the USA and Serbia at the end of 2019.

Read more: FATCA Agreement Ratified – Transfer of Personal Data under FATCA Agreement Still Questionable?

On 6 December, 2019 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Agency Employment, as well as amendments to the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, Law on Contributions for Mandatory Social Insurance and Personal Income Tax Law.

Read more: Changes Within Employment Regulation - Staff Leasing and Benefits for Employers

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted on 23 December 2019 the Law on amendments and supplements to the Law on games of chance (“Official Gazette of RS”, no. 91/2019) (hereinafter referred to as the “Law”).

Read more: Amendments and Supplements to Law on Games of Chance

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic provided legal support to Gastrans d.o.o., Serbia (a 100% subsidiary of a OAO Gazprom and Srbijagas joint venture) on the construction of Gazprom's 400 km long Turkish Stream gas pipeline through Serbia, which Srbijagas Director Dusan Bajatovic has recently declared complete.

Read more: JPM Advises Gastrans on Construction of Serbian Section of Turkish Stream Pipeline Through Serbia

On October 10, 2019 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Alternative Investment Funds and Law on Open-Ended Investment Funds with a Public Offering, where both of the laws came into force on October 19, 2019 and will become applicable on April 20, 2020.

Read more: Novelties in Serbian Legislation - Alternative Investment Funds and Open-Ended Investment Funds...

BDK Advokati has advised Labiana Group on the acquisition of all issued shares in the Veterinary Institute of Subotica (Vetzavod), a Serbian animal vaccine producer. Labiana acquired 67.05% of Vetzavod shares from Victoria Group AD and 32.95% from Sojaprotein AD. Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised the sellers on the deal.

Read more: BDK Advokati and JPM Advise on Labiana Group's Acquisition of Veterinary Institute of Subotica

Ministry of Finance adopted the new Rulebook on 31 October 2019 related to the determination of Telecommunication and Electronic Services. The new rulebook will be applicable from 1 January 2020.

Read more: New Rules in Respect of Determination of Telecommunication and Electronic Services for VAT Purposes
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