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Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners has advised The Collection ltd. Podgorica and The Collection ltd. Belgrade on the launch of the Serbian edition of The Collection magazine.

Read more: Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners Advises The Collection on Launch of Serbian Edition

Karanovic & Partners has advised the Czech Republic's PPF Group on its acquisition of Telenor Banka, the first fully mobile and online bank operating in Serbia, from Norwegian mobile operator Telenor. Schoenherr and Latham & Watkins advised the sellers.

Read more: Karanovic & Partners and Schoenherr Advises on PPF Acquisition of Telenor Banka

Baker McKenzie, ODI Law, Simkins, Covington & Burling, and Van Bael & Bellis have advised MHP SE on the acquisition of 90.68% of the issued capital of Perutnina Ptuj, d.d. CMS London advised ING, MHP’s financial partner.

Read more: Baker McKenzie and ODI Advise MHP SE on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Perutnina Ptuj

Zivkovic Samardzic’s dispute resolution team has secured a victory in Serbia's Commercial Appellate Court for Vlade Divac, a former NBA star and current Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager of the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.

Read more: Zivkovic Samardzic Successful for Vlade Divac in Serbia's Commercial Appellate Court

The beginning of 2019 will mark the start of a major transformation of the Serbian tax system, bringing new and exciting opportunities for companies who do business or wish to invest in Serbia, but also bringing potential challenges concerning the practical application of new tax rules.

Read more: The Winter Metamorphosis of Serbia’s Tax System

BDK Advokati has advised Ellis Enterprises d.o.o., a subsidiary of Valvoline, on signing an agreement with a Serbian lubricant producer FAM to acquire its production plant and IP rights for a purchase price of EUR 9.5 million.

Read more: BDK Advokati Advises Valvoline on Acquision of FAM’s Production Plant and IP Rights

Adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR"), applicable as of 25 May 2018, marked a watershed in the regulation of personal data protection and the rights of persons whose data is being processed, while also setting down penalties and making substantial progress in safeguarding the personal right to privacy.

Read more: Serbia: Extended Application of GDPR to non-EU countries in Accordance With The Guidelines 3/2018...

BDK Advokati and Norton Rose Fullbright have advised Coca Cola HBC AG on its EUR 260 million acquisition of Bambi a.d., the leading cookie producer in the countries of former Yugoslavia, from Mid Europa Partners. White & Case advised the sellers on the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 upon issuance of relevant merger clearances."

Read more: BDK Advokati, Norton Rose Fulbright, and White & Case Advise on Coca Cola Acquisition of Serbian...

BDK Advokati has advised Dnata, a global corporation based in the United Arab Emirates, on the acquisition of all the shares in Serbian EAP Shared Services d.o.o. from Etihad Airport Services LLC. Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic advised Etihad Airport Services on the deal.

Read more: BDK Advokati and SOG Advise on Dnata Serbian EAP Shared Services Acquisition

Karanovic & Partners has supported Epic Games in its acquisition of 3Lateral, a developer of digital humans technology and creative content. Osborne Clarke advised 3Lateral on the matter. No other details were released.

Read more: Karanovic & Partners and Osborne Clarke Advise on Epic Games Acquisition of 3Lateral

"Two major things are happening right now which are the focus of our practice: The Tech Industry and Chinese Investors,” says Ivan Nonkovic, Partner and independent attorney at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners in Belgrade. "Both things are happening all over the region,” he concedes, ”so not exclusively in Serbia, but they’re definitely significant here too."

Read more: The Buzz in Serbia: Interview with Ivan Nonkovic

As of 1 January 2019, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) took over the competencies of the Ministry of Finance and its department Tax Administration for issuance and revocation of licences to perform exchange operations. The NBS also took over the supervision of foreign exchange operations of Serbian residents and non-residents, being natural persons, entrepreneurs and general legal entities. The NBS adopted several decisions in order to execute the delegated competencies:

Read more: NBS Took Over Supervision of Foreign Exchange Oprations from Ministry of Finance

BDK Advokati has advised Montenegro's Industriaimport-Industriaimpex AD on its acquisition of 49% of the registered capital of Serbian pharmaceutical wholesaler Farmalogist d.o.o. from private equity firm Adriatic Fund B.V., and in connection with the Shareholders’ Agreement entered into with the owners of the remaining 51% of the shares. HRLE advised Adriatic, while Bojanovic & Partners advised the owners of 51% of the shares in Farmalogist.

Read more: BDK Advokati, HRLE, and Bojanovic & Partners Advise on Industriaimport-Industriaimpex Acquisition...

Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners is advising the Poseidon Group on the spring 2019 extension of its Capitol Park brand of retail parks to the eastern Serbia city of Zajecar.

Read more: Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners Advises Poseidon Group on Capitol Park Zajecar Project

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We work with some of the most respected and reputable businesses in the world, banks, as well as governments, state-owned entities, startups and NGOs. We see our clients as long-term partners.

We focus on straightforward solutions and tailor-made advice. Lawyers cooperating with us are fully immersed in our clients’ culture and industry to ensure that the work is delivered intelligently and reliably.

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