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Motor drive: Bulgaria special report

2-Nov-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Bulgaria is a vibrant car components and business process outsourcing centre, while its IT and telecoms sectors are catching the eye of investors too.


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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Baltics shake-up continues as Cobalt merges with Borenius offices

23-Sep-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Baltics firm Cobalt has announced it is merging with the Baltics offices of Borenius in a the latest stage of a major shake-up of the legal market in the region.


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.

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A more relaxed administrative procedure.

Serbian parliament adopts the law on investments download subscription

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The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the Law on Investments (the Law) on 23 October 2015, and came into force on 4 November 2015. 

Seafarers' certification in Cyprus download subscription

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Refresher courses required, and other changes.

Serbia’s new Law on investments: the new window of opportunity download subscription

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After number of consultation rounds, the Draft Law on Investments was passed by the Serbian Parliament on 23 October.

Overview of Greek private companies download subscription

Christodoulos G Vassiliades & Co 30-Oct-2015

Law 4072 of 2012 introduced in Greece a new type of company, the private company in order to meet the growing need for a modern and flexible limited liability middle- sized company.

Serbia: novelties in new payments law download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 23-Sep-2015

‘Payment institutions’ can now include  cash remittance companies, retail stores, mobile phone companies.

Vessel registration guide download subscription

Christodoulos G Vassiliades & Co 11-Sep-2015

Registration arrangements in Cyprus, Belize, Malta, Panama, the Marshall Islands and more

Residence permits for investors in Greece download subscription

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Travelling throughout the Schengen area and receiving rent are just two advantages.

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