Energy and infrastructure
As the energy industry sees an increased demand for the development of new energy infrastructure along with state-owned energy facilities increasingly passing into private hands, Karanovic & Nikolic is regularly called upon to provide effective legal advice in this area.
Out of sheer necessity the regions underdeveloped infrastructure such as motorways, roads, and railways will also inevitably become the subject of numerous development concessions. Rapid developments from a regulatory point of view coupled with ever-changing legislation ensure that the firm’s energy and infrastructure specialists are continually providing pioneering advice on cutting-edge projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The energy and infrastructure team has adopted a multi-disciplinary approach and regularly work alongside its colleagues in the corporate, real estate, finance and regulatory departments on issues such as due-diligence investigations, licensing, regulatory compliance, and the clarification and perfection of title over property.
The firm’s lawyers have experience in providing pragmatic advice on projects encompassing oil & gas, the electricity sector, renewable energy, the construction of power plants, energy trading, mining issues and with regard to public procurement and European Union projects. Karanovic & Nikolic’s lawyers have a professional working relationship with the relevant regulators. The nature of energy set-up in the region, under the guidance of the Energy Community, means that our offices are well versed in cooperating on cross-border matters. From the inception of an energy project, right through to construction, retail and compliance, Karanovic & Nikolic’s specialist advisors are there to ensure that each legal issue is dealt with professionally and to conclusion.
Karanovic & Nikolic’s infrastructure lawyers, working in synergy with the firm’s other departments and have gained experience in providing legal support to stakeholders in transport, infrastructure construction, mixed use, utilities, energy, facilities management and construction matters. They have advised on a range of projects in the region focused on bridges, roads, airports, water treatment, waste management and healthcare.
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