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Cyprus

Cyprus: Our friends in the East

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?

Serbia

Serbia: Tide of change

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Serbia has had a dramatic year, with landmark elections followed by devastating floods

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Roundtable on south-east Europe: Edge funds

10-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe 

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Greece: Survival of the leanest

17-Feb-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

 The Greek crisis is continuing, and while privatisation work is providing some business for lawyers, it comes at rock-bottom rates

Cyprus

​Cyprus: Better together

2-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Cyprus is on a tough road to recovery but Russian money is still flowing in, cementing the strong relationship between the two countries

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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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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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High Court smoothes out Greek yoghurt food fight

3-Apr-2013 | By Katy Dowell

When is Greek yoghurt legally Greek yoghurt? That was the question put to Mr Justice Briggs in a major IP battle.

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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.

Balkans Briefings

Latvia: amendments to the labour law approaching the finish line download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The employers’ representatives believe that Latvia has higher requirements in comparison with its neighbour countries, but trade unions refuse to give in.

EU law on cookies: updated September 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

Businesses should begin identifying the cookies that are used by their website. A ‘cookie audit’ should be undertaken with the assistance of IT departments/specialist legal advisers.

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.

Serbia: new privatisation law extends enforcement ban over companies under restructuring download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 26-Aug-2014

On 5 August 2014, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia enacted a new privatisation law, which came into force on 13 August 2014.

Amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 19-Aug-2014

The amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law that were adopted on 2 August 2014 came into force on 13 August 2014.

Trip time charter — rate of interest on unpaid hire download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 5-Aug-2014

A trip time charter was entered into. The vessel was registered in Panama and managed by a company registered in Greece.

Global Law Intelligence Unit — 31 July 2014 download subscription

Allen & Overy 1-Aug-2014

The Global Law Intelligence Unit is a faculty of expert Allen & Overy lawyers dedicated to cross-border law and to helping solve the puzzles of multi-jurisdictional law.

Serbia: seconding Austrian nationals to work in Serbia and applying the Double Taxation Treaty between the two countries download subscription

Schoenherr 24-Jul-2014

It is commonplace for foreign companies active in Serbia, including Austrian firms, to second their employees to the country via their affiliates or business partners.

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