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Balkan firm Karanovic & Nikolic has opened an office in Slovenia, extending its coverage across the states of the former Yugoslavia.
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.
What do you get when you put 250 lawyers from some 20 countries in a room together? The Lawyer European Awards, is the answer.
New privatisation law — end of a years-long process download subscription
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.
New financial reporting obligations for Serbian companies download subscription
The Serbian Accounting Act requires that financial statements be signed electronically by a statutory representative, but problems arise when the director is a foreigner.
All the latest partner hires and other appointments in the firm’s continental offices.
Romania: tax on constructions rises to 1% download subscription
Starting with the 2015 tax year, the rate of the tax on constructions in Romania will decrease to 1 per cent (from 1.5 per cent).
Serbian attorneys' strike — causes and consequences download subscription
The public notary system has been introduced into Serbia by the Law on Public Notaries.
Serbia promotes changes in financial services legislation download subscription
In late 2014 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Payment Services and the Law on Amendments to the Financial Services Consumer Protection Law
Amendments to the Serbian law on planning and construction adopted download subscription
Karanovic´ & Nikolic´ real estate partner Jasna Milosavljevic´ presented the amendments to the Serbian law on planning and construction to the participants in a recent business briefing.
Tax and other concessions in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol download subscription
From 1 January 2015 the laws of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees become effective in Crimea and Sevastopol.
Long-awaited amendments download subscription
On 8 December the Serbian parliament passed the law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Planning and Construction. Here are some of the most important innovations…