Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that Marko Ketler has become Senior Partner at the firm, and that Ivan Nonkovic, Goran Radosevic, Ivana Disovic, Katarina Guduric, Jaka Simoncic, and Petar Mitrovic have been named Partner.
According to a statement on the Karanovic & Nikolic website, "we are proud to announce the promotion of these attorneys at law cooperating with Karanovic & Nikolic who have demonstrated their utmost professional excellence and in such a way contributed to strengthening our international practice and furthering the legal network's reputation as a regional legal powerhouse."
Slovenian lawyer Marko Ketler -- a transactional lawyer specializing in Corporate/M&A and Banking and Finance -- is an independent Attorney at Law admitted to the Slovenian Bar Association and practicing in Slovenia. According to K&N, he "has immense professional experience and niche expertise in takeovers, advising on the sale of non-performing loans and international financings." He joined K&N in January 2015 after spending two and a half years at ODI Law and another three and a half years at Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners. He received his law degree in 2007 from the University of Ljubljana and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012.
K&N reports that Serbian lawyer Ivan Nonkovic is "recognized for his keen professional and commercial insights, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, privatizations, and corporate restructurings where he represents both public and private companies, as well as private equity firms in a variety of domestic and international transactions." According to the firm, "Ivan's broad experience includes counseling clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, energy, retail, consumer products and services, manufacturing, and banking." He joined K&N in 2008 immediately after graduating from the University of Belgrade.
Serbian lawyer Goran Radosevic is, according to K&N, "renowned for his ingenuity and strategic advice. Thanks to the breadth of his professional experience, he advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters. His areas of expertise include contractual law, consumer protection, data protection, healthcare, public procurement, regulatory and compliance, anti-corruption, IT and intellectual property." He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade in 2009.
Fellow Serbian lawyer Ivana Disovic is, K&N reports, "highly experienced in employment law and labor relations, and regularly advises both leading multinationals [and] domestic companies on all types of dispute resolution in the context of employment law, including litigation in the civil courts, arbitration and mediation of employee claims including in respect of dismissals, discrimination, and equality, and other labor dispute resolution matters. She also represents clients in corporate and commercial litigation and has in-depth knowledge of the pharma and FMCG sectors." She joined K&N in 2010, and has a 2007 law degree from the University of Belgrade.
K&N reports that "Katarina Guduric brings unique perspective from the business world, joining the knowledge of what clients look for with in-depth legal professionalism. She advised clients in many major infrastructure transactions in Serbia and has extensive experience in transactions involving international banks and leading financial institutions, advising both lenders and the borrowers in a wide range of industries. She also specializes in the areas of insurance business and FX transactions." Guduric initially joined Karanovic & Nikolic in June 2007, though she spent a year with BDK Legal before returning to the firm in January 2013. She also graduated from the University of Belgrade.
Slovenian lawyer Jaka Simoncic, the firm states, "is widely recognized for his breadth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects corporate / commercial and banking & finance matters. His expertise encompasses a full range of corporate work, principally in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Jaka also advises on privatizations, reorganizations, financing, data protection and other commercial arrangements and associated regulatory issues." He began his career with Jadek & Pensa in Ljubljana in 2010 before moving to Karanovic & Nikolic in the spring of 2015. He graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2007.
Finally, according to Karanovic & Nikolic, "Petar Mitrovic has played a leading role in some of the most high-profile energy projects related to both the development of new energy facilities and projects that aim to improve the regulatory framework for renewable energy sources. He is recognized as a top energy lawyer among relevant stakeholders. Petar is also a highly experienced tax attorney and he focuses on issues related to VAT and corporate income tax, general corporate law and M&A." Mitrovic graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2009 and joined K&N in 2010.
K&N Managing Partner Rastko Petakovic explained that "these individuals represent the next generation of Karanovic & Nikolic. Clients and peers recognize them as leading experts in their fields. They embody our core values, creativity and commercial approach. Often on the cutting-edge areas of the law, and with full commitment to our clients and teamwork, they have greatly contributed to the growth of our practice."