A significant number of landmark energy and infrastructure projects are currently materializing in North Macedonia, with foreign direct investment interest constantly growing as well, according to Veton Qoku, Partner and Attorney-at-Law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners.
Transforming Transportation: Tender Published for New Railway Section Construction in North Macedonia
The Public Enterprise for Railway Infrastructure Railways of the Republic of North Macedonia – Skopje has published a contract notice for project implementation support and safeguard services for the construction of a new railway section from Kriva Palanka to the border with the Republic of Bulgaria (“Project”). The 24 km section is the last part – the third phase of the railway Corridor VIII to the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Judicial Faux Pas in North Macedonia: A Buzz Interview with Aleksandar Joanidis of Law Firm Joanidis
The recent dismissal of Vesna Dameva from her position as President of the Judicial Council of North Macedonia was both surprising and concerning – and could spell disaster for the country’s judicial system – according to Law Firm Joanidis Partner Aleksandar Joanidis.
The Pervasive Workforce Deficit in North Macedonia: A Buzz Interview with Robert Bachovski Sinkoli of Bachovski Sinkoli Attorneys
North Macedonia introduces a new minimum wage and price-freezing measures, as the country continues to grapple with workforce shortages, including in the legal profession, according to Bachovski Sinkoli Attorneys Managing Partner Robert Bachovski Sinkoli.
Legal Innovation in Continental Europe: A Sneak Peek into Lexpo 2023 with Andrea Miskolczi
As Lexpo – The Legal Innovation Event returns in 2023 after a three-year hiatus, showcasing the latest trends in legal innovation in Continental Europe, CEELM spoke with Dentons Europe Director of Innovation and Member of Lexpo's Advisory Board Andrea Miskolczi to gain an insight into the current state of technology and innovation in CEE, and what the event's attendees have to look forward to.
North Macedonia Ratified Two Agreements as Part of the Open Balkans Initiative
In February, the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia ratified the Agreement on the Conditions for Free Access to the Labor Market in the Western Balkans and the Agreement on the Interconnection of Schemes for Electronic Identification of the citizens of the Western Balkans as part of the Open Balkans initiative.
Did You Know: Most Prolific 2023 Thought Leaders
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, two CEE lawyers have already authored or co-authored eight thought leadership articles published on the CEE Legal Matters website this year, more than anyone else in the region?
North Macedonia: An Overview of Companies’ and Authorized Persons’ Main Criminal Responsibilities
White-collar crime has mainly been regulated by the Macedonian Criminal Code (“Code”) from 2004. Certain areas of responsibility that may render authorized persons criminally liable are also stipulated by other laws. We will focus on the main rules on white-collar crime provided by the Code, and certain liabilities provided by the Company Law that may trigger criminal responsibility for shareholders.
Positive Surprises in 2022
2022 was a difficult year. To put a more positive spin on things, Rojs Peljhan Prelesnik & Partners Managing Partner Bojan Sporar, Deloitte Legal Senior Managing Associate Ened Topi, Redcliffe Partners Managing Partner Olexiy Soshenko, Drakopoulos Managing Partner Panagiotis Drakopoulos, and Polenak Partner Tatjana Shishkovska share what was, for them, the biggest positive surprise in 2022.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in North Macedonia
In today's world, businesses realize the importance of incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their operations for long-term sustainability. This is important not only for running the business but also for investors who consider these factors in their investment decisions. Stock exchanges play a key role in promoting sustainability for both corporations and investors.
The AI Liability Directive – A Step in The Right Direction?
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are a combined range of technologies, including machine-learning techniques, robotics and automated decision-making systems used to improve prediction, optimize operations and resource allocation, and personalize service.
North Macedonia's New Law of Solidarity Sets Dangerous Precedent with Unconstitutional Retroactive Effect
The government of Republic of North Macedonia recently introduced a new tax law for solidarity, in an effort to address the consequences of the crisis. In response to the difficult economic and energy crisis faced by vulnerable citizens, as well as companies that have experienced significant increases in revenue as a result of the crisis, the government has implemented a series of measures including subsidies, social protection, tax exemptions, and financial support for domestic energy companies.
North Macedonia's Labor Pains: A Buzz Interview with Ana Tosic Cubrinovski of Tosic & Jevtic
A significant labor legal landscape overhaul in North Macedonia, with a long-awaited and long-debated new law being adopted, is what is dominating legal discourse in the country, according to Tosic & Jevtic Managing Partner Ana Tosic Cubrinovski.
The CEELMDirect Profile Pick: An Interview with Robert Bachovski Sinkoli of Bachovski Sinkoli Attorneys
CEELMDirect Profile Pick: A series of interviews with Premium profile-holders on the CEELMDirect legal directory. Today’s interview: Robert Bachovski Sinkoli, Managing Partner at Bachovski Sinkoli Attorneys in North Macedonia.
North Macedonia: New Consumer Protection Act
A new Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") entered into force in North Macedonia on 15 November 2022.
North Macedonia: Direct Marketing
Direct marketing consists of any marketing that relies on direct communication or distribution to individual consumers, rather than through a third party. Unlike traditional public relations campaigns pushed out through a third party, such as media publications or mass media, direct marketing campaigns operate independently to communicate with target audiences directly.
BDK Advokati Advises Sandberg Capital on Investment in Quantox
BDK Advokati has advised Sandberg Capital on its EUR 20 million investment in Quantox. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen and Polenak reportedly advised Sandberg as well.
Closing: KKCG and Aricoma Group International Acquisition of Musala Soft Now Closed
On December 20, 2022, PPG Lawyers announced that KKCG's and Aricoma Group International’s acquisition of Musala Soft (reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 22, 2022) had closed.