Sunny side up: legal work picks up in Cyprus


It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive.


A cross-border future: Serbia looks towards EU accession


Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.


Cyprus – Bounceback island

8-Dec-2014 | By Becky Waller-Davies

Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.


Bulgaria – The stability dividend

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment promises to pick up when Bulgaria sails into calmer political waters, but that’s not the only attraction for its firms and an international newcomer

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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic expands to Slovenia with local hire

3-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia.

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BLP and King & Spalding scoop lead roles as Greece opens up oil sector

20-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and King & Spalding have taken the main legal advisory roles on the awarding of Greece’s first oil and gas exploration leases for two decades.


The cheers, champagne and celebration at the European Awards

21-Feb-2014 | Updated: 21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

What do you get when you put 250 lawyers from some 20 countries in a room together? The Lawyer European Awards, is the answer.

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New privatisation law — end of a years-long process download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 26-Aug-2014

The new law came into force on 13 August 2014, and the deadline for privatisation of socially owned capital to be completed is 31 December 2015.

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Cyprus signs up to international Removal of Wrecks convention download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 24-Aug-2015

From 22 October 2015 vessels must carry an insurance certificate in accordance with the provisions of convention.

Cyprus signs a tax treaty with Iran for the avoidance of double taxation download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 10-Aug-2015

The new treaty will contribute to the expansion of Cyprus’ trade and economic relations with Iran.

Investing in Cyprus infrastructure with European long-term funds download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 3-Aug-2015

Cypriot Alternative Investment Funds as fundraising platforms. 

Cyprus reform to make tax system more competitive download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 10-Jul-2015

Government has worked closely with the private sector to come up with changes.

Serbia: new law for speedier justice download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 10-Jul-2015

On 7 May 2015 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia passed the Law on Protection of the Right to a Trial within a Reasonable Time.

The chartering business in Cyprus: from strength to strength download subscription

Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC 17-Jun-2015

With its tonnage tax system Cyprus is not only maintaining its position but rising up the ladder of preferred jurisdictions.

Introduction of excises on energy-related products – RS obligations within procedure of compliance with the EU laws download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 28-May-2015

The EU member states have undertaken to establish the single market, without borders, which would ensure a free flow of the goods, services, capital and people.

White-collar crime in Serbia download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 21-May-2015

The majority of criminal behaviours are quite universal, but what usually differs, among different jurisdictions, are the punishments and procedures of detection and the processing of the crimes. 

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