It’s not been always plain sailing for Cyprus, but economic improvements and an increase in work have left lawyers feeling more positive.
Life is still tough but regional ties are strengthening among law firms and businesses as Serbia keeps one eye on EU accession.
Cyprus is still in recession, but it looks as though Russia’s favourite island will revive more quickly than was thought likely.
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
Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?
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.
Cyprus reform to make tax system more competitive download subscription
Government has worked closely with the private sector to come up with changes.
Serbia: new law for speedier justice download subscription
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
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
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
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.
Republic of Srpska: tax law overhaul looms download subscription
Corporate and personal income tax, social security contributions and property tax are among the sectors to be affected.
Romania: Shortcut to power supply and trading activities for EU operators download subscription
An updated regulation on the licensing regime in Romania’s power sector was recently adopted by ANRE, the national regulatory authority.
Serbia: New financial reporting obligation download subscription
The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia has enacted amendments to the Rulebook on technical and technological conditions for issuing a qualified electronic signature.