The steady growth of the digital products market and an increasing demand for digital products required an adjustment to the Serbian VAT rules applicable to the supply of electronically supplied services (ESS), and that adjustment finally occurred in 2017. Combined with new rules on the VAT registrations of foreign suppliers, VAT obligations related to ESS became more straightforward.
BDK Advokati has advised Enlight Renewable Energy, as the sponsor, and Electrawinds K-Wind, as the borrower, on the EUR 142 million project financing of Serbia's 104.5 MW Kovacica Wind Farm provided by parallel loans from Erste Group Bank AG (supported by the German Export Credit Agency Euler-Hermes), Erste Bank Serbia, and the EBRD. Dentons was international counsel to Enlight, and the lenders reportedly were advised on international law by Norton Rose Fulbright and by Harrisons on local legal matters.
AP Legal Acted has advised UniCredit Bank Srbija a.d. Beograd (a subsidiary of Elicio) on financing provided it and International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the development of the Alibunar wind-farm by Electrawinds-s d.o.o. Belgrade. IFC reportedly was advised on English law by Allen & Overy and on Serbian law by Karanovic & Nikolic.
Karanovic & Nikolic has advised Societe Generale Srbija on its acquisition of a part of Jubanka AD Beograd's credit portfolio, including housing and cash credits, credit cards, and credits for small and medium-sized enterprises. Zivkovic Samardzic advised Jubanka on the deal, which makes Societe Generale Srbija the third largest bank in Serbia in terms of credit volume.
On Thursday, November 30th, leading legal practitioners from across Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Prague to help CEE Legal Matters celebrate its fourth successful year as the leading chronicle of the legal industry in the region, participating in an expert Round Table conversation about the year just concluded and enjoying an evening of dinner, drinks, and bonhomie.
Biomass represents the most widespread source of energy in Serbia, making for around 60% of the total potential renewable energy resources. However, national biomass estimations indicate that it is not sufficiently exploited. In order to increase the share of biomass, Serbia is investing significant efforts in the development of this valuable energy resource.
JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has advised South East Asia Resources Limited, a publicly listed Australian mining company, in the process of raising additional funds to explore and develop future mining projects in Serbia.