Bojanovic & Partners has helped GTT Communications obtain a license to perform electronic communications activities in the area of public communications networks and Internet services from the regulatory telecommunications agency of Serbia.
JPM is assisting Serbia's Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetics Engineering with its implementation of the Balkan Genome Project.
BDK Advokati has advised the United Kingdom's Convex Holding on the sale of 51% of its shares in Trizma d.o.o. to Croatia's Meritus Upravljanje d.o.o. MPRR reportedly advised the buyers on the deal.
IT company AIGO has hired Milica Topic as its Manager of Department for Legal and Personnel Affairs in Belgrade.
CMS has advised the Slovenian branch of Sberbank on the financial restructuring of loans to Serbian companies Dijamant AD and Kikindski Mlin AD amounting to EUR 20 million.
Prica & Partners Co-Head of Competition, Tijana Lalic, has been promoted to Partner at the Serbian firm.
Zivkovic Samardzic has helped Halkbank a.d. Beograd, a subsidiary of Turkish Halkbank, harmonize its operations with the new Law on Personal Data Protection, including reviewing relevant internal documents and policies and drafting new ones, where necessary.
BDK Advokati has advised Tvornica Duhana Rovinj, a member of the British American Tobacco Group, on the sale of its 25% stake in Veletabak, a Serbian tobacco products wholesaler, to Authoritas, giving Authoritas full ownership of the company. Marovic Law firm advised Authoritas on the deal.
When it first appeared, the compliance field seemed little more than “regulatory” in new clothes – a fancy name for making sure a company stayed within the ambit of provisions set out in the laws of a country. As time passed, however, more and more companies started treating compliance as a practice in its own right, and as a field of law … that is much more than just law. Compliance became an area of interest not only to seasoned lawyers, but also to scholars, consultants, and in-house counsels – all levels of legal practice became aware of its significance.
At the beginning of April 2019, the Serbian Parliament adopted the new Law on Healthcare Protection (the “Law”), with the aim of improving the legal framework and facilitate better functioning of the healthcare system in Serbia, aligning it more closely to EU standards in this field.
According to JPM Senior Partner Jelena Gazivoda, Serbian law firms are doing well these days. "We are all very busy these past few months, which is good,” she says. "Notwithstanding the fact that there are different comments in newspapers, we are not really feeling any bad signs. In fact, we are all participating in some significant transactions, making us really busy.”
JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has advised C.D Holding Internationale SAS on its entrance into a partnership with the current owners of Serbia's Emergo Sport d.o.o.
BIFIDEX (Business and Financial Data Exchange) is the service delivery platform of the Regional Business Registry Portal (RBRP) which, as of March 2019, has officially started operating. This portal offers transparent and easy access to information regarding the companies in the Western Balkan countries.
Zivkovic Samardzic has advised Serbia’s national commercial broadcaster Prva TV, a subsidiary of the Kopernikus Corporation, on its merger with Antenna Group Studios, its affiliated production and distribution company.
The draft of the new Act on Trademarks will be on public debate until August 13, 2019. The need for enacting the new Trademark Act is twofold. Firstly, the problems and experiences in the day to day appliance of the provisions of the current Trademark Act need to be implemented in the new text. Additionally, the trademark system in Serbia needs to be made compliant with the EU Directive 2004/48/EZ.
Zivkovic Samardzic has advised Romania’s biggest power producer, majority state-owned hydropower producer Hidroelectrica, on the winding-up of its subsidiary in Belgrade, which was established in 2014.
Prica & Partners has advised the Government of Serbia on the China Road Bridge Corporation's agreement to construct an industrial park in the northwest part of Belgrade along the Danube River.
ODI has represented AIK Banka and Societe Generale's Slovenian entities on a EUR 36 million cross-border syndicated debt refinancing of the Don Don Group. Selih & Partnerji assisted Don Don on the deal.