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Ever since General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, “GDPR”) entered into force in 2018, companies around the world have put their best effort in achieving full compliance. Despite their best efforts, some companies have found themselves on the receiving end of enormous fines imposed by their national Data Protection Authorities.

As a negative social phenomenon, corruption is present everywhere in the world and is often the topic of legal, sociological, political and philosophical debates. One of the most comprehensive definitions of corruption was offered by the economist Vito Tanci, who believes that corruption exists if there is a deliberate violation of the principle of impartiality in decision-making in order to gain some benefit.

NKO Partners has advised Lola Real Estate on its EUR 7 million acquisition of 9,376 square meters of land in a public tender procedure from the Belgrade Land Agency, then advised Lola Real Estate sole shareholder Loran Soco on the sale of the company to the Czech Republic's UDI Group. Sole practitioner Aleksandra Nedeljkovic advised UDI on the latter deal.

Entities regularly enter into contractual relationships striving to exercise the rights and obligations specific for a particular relation, in a manner previously defined by the meeting of minds within the limits of mandatory regulations, public order and best practice. When concluding a contract and exercising rights and obligations from such relationship, the parties shall abide by the principles of fairness and diligence.

The Supreme Court of Austria has recently passed a decision whereby it ordered an employer to compensate the employee for non-material damages in the amount of EUR 2,400.00 (cca EUR 400.00 per month of monitoring), as the company vehicle used by the employee was equipped with GPS system for monitoring without appropriate legal ground. The court deemed that the use of GPS tracking system affected the employee’s privacy and thus created basis for damage compensation.

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