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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 deadline or simply buying time download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 13-Jun-2014

The Serbian Parliament has passed a Law on Amendments to the Privatization Law, relating to creditors’ claims against companies in restructuring. 

Balkans Briefings

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.

The first trial in Serbia pursuant to law on liability of legal entities for criminal offences has rendered a guilty verdict download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 27-Jun-2014

The law on liability of legal persons for criminal offences came into force on 4 November 2008. Nearly six years thereafter the first verdict was rendered on the 11 June 2014.

Tax Newsletter: June 2014 — tax relief and rates for social security contributions in Serbia download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 19-Jun-2014

The Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax and the Law on Mandatory Social Security Contributions on 30 May 2014. 

New privatisation deadline or simply buying time download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 13-Jun-2014

The Serbian Parliament has passed a Law on Amendments to the Privatization Law, relating to creditors’ claims against companies in restructuring. 

​One-stop shops — the solution to protracted procedures for obtaining a construction permit? download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 3-Jun-2014

For years now Serbia has been attempting to speed up the procedure for obtaining construction permits by frequent changes of the legal framework.

Privatisation of Piraeus Port Authority download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 8-May-2014

One of the most valuable assets of the Hellenic Republic is the Piraeus seaport, the largest port in Greece and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea.

Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration: the new administrator of LIBOR download subscription

Stephenson Harwood 8-May-2014

ICE Benchmark Administration took over the administration of LIBOR from the British Bankers Association (BBA) on 1 February 2014.

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