Dragan Karanovic has been made the new Managing Partner of Karanovic & Partners, taking over from Rastko Petakovic, who served as Managing Partner for the past three years.
Karanovic will be assisted by Senior Partner Darko Jovanovic.
According to Karanovic & Partners, "Dragan has 25 years of experience and is ranked as one of Serbia’s leading corporate lawyers. He has garnered some of the most prestigious accolades from the most relevant legal directories and has been recognized as a market leader for his role in advising multinational clients, financial institutions and governments on mergers and acquisitions, privatization, and energy and infrastructure transactions. Apart from being involved in some of the largest deals in the SEE, his vision and leadership placed the company at the very top of the SEE legal industry."
Petakovic will continue as a partner handling competition and corporate law matters, as well as assisting on the business development and digital transformation of the firm. According to Karanovic & Partners, during his tenure as Managing Partner, he "brought along a new wave of energy and innovative ideas to contribute to the firm’s position in the market."
“Rastko left a lasting legacy during his tenure," said Dragan Karanovic. "His devotion and commitment were remarkable and he has been a true role model to our younger associates. I am looking forward to continuing our joint vision, which is solidifying our position in the market and creating new exciting opportunities."