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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

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​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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Bulgaria: Eye of the storm

11-Nov-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Bulgaria’s lawyers are standing firm amid the political chaos, keeping their focus on steadfast areas such as IP, restructuring and infrastructure

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Greece: Back in the game

18-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Privatisation work is trickling back into Greece and foreign investor interest is resurfacing

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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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Cleary, Linklaters and Sullivan advise as Coca-Cola bottler exits Greece

15-Oct-2012 | By Ruth Green

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell have gained the lead roles as Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) moves to switch its main listing from Athens to London following the Greek-based Coca-Cola bottler’s credit downgrading by agencies in the wake of the country’s economic crisis.

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Serbia business shape 2014 download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 27-Mar-2014

Serbia greatly welcomes foreign investment, as is shown by the Law on Foreign Investments, which prescribes certain exemptions and freedom exclusively assigned to foreign investors.

Balkans Briefings

Taxation of cloud services in Serbia download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 14-Apr-2014

This text analyses the tax position of foreign cloud companies providing cloud services in or from Serbia.

Performance bonds: trust in good faith download subscription

Gateley 11-Apr-2014

The Court of Appeal has held that payments made in accordance with a bond will not be held on trust by the recipient beneficiary where the demand for payment was validly made.

Law on deadlines for settlement of financial liabilities in commercial transactions — solvency crisis an ongoing issue download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 31-Mar-2014

The law on deadlines for settlement of financial liabilities in commercial transactions entered into force in December 2012 and became a current regulation on 31 March 2013.

IP highlights — March 2014: latest stories and IP news from south-east Europe download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 31-Mar-2014

In the ever-developing world of IP, new and exciting projects are never in short supply. This overview covers some of the burning topics in south-east Europe.

Croatia versus Serbia — lawsuits that bring back painful memories download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 27-Mar-2014

When Croatia’s lawsuit for alleged violations of the convention on the prevention of genocide was submitted, it was anticipated that the Serbian side would, at some point, submit a counter-claim.

Serbia business shape 2014 download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 27-Mar-2014

Serbia greatly welcomes foreign investment, as is shown by the Law on Foreign Investments, which prescribes certain exemptions and freedom exclusively assigned to foreign investors.

Serbia: regulations, resignations and elections download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 25-Mar-2014

The Serbian political scene has seen a good deal of turbulence these past months due to all the events preceding the elections.

Brands Update — March 2014: Greek yoghurt joins ranks of Champagne and Swiss chocolate download subscription

Taylor Wessing 21-Mar-2014

The English Court of Appeal has confirmed that, under the law of passing off, a yoghurt brand can only call its product ‘Greek yoghurt’ if it is actually made in Greece.

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