Comprehensively covering all corporate legal services, Karanovic & Nikolic’s corporate department plays a pivotal role in providing legal advice to many clients.
Covering Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, the team has the capacity to provide an integrated and seamless service on both local and cross-border transactions and are proud of the fact that they have been advising clients for more than 15 years. With the largest corporate team in the region, an excellent understanding of both local and international business, and a depth of experience in all corporate matters, Karanovic & Nikolic consistently advises on the most significant deals in the market. The firm’s extensive experience in all areas of commercial law means that specialist lawyers are able to provide corporate support in any area when called upon.
Karanovic & Nikolic’s general corporate team cover the entire spectrum of corporate matters that corporates and businesses need to adhere to when carrying out business in the region. The firm provides advice on company law compliance matters, corporate governance with a strong focus on preventative measures to greatly reduce the exposure of clients operating in the market. Regular legal risk audits help ensure compliance in all aspects of a company’s operations and the firm regularly assists corporate in-house counsel on a variety of specialised matters. Advice with regard to shareholders agreements and meetings, consolidations and restructurings, employment-related matters and contracting of all forms are provided to clients on a regular basis.
The firm has built its reputation on the quality and volume of transactional work that it has worked on since its inception. In the last 10 years alone, it is estimated the firm has advised on more than 600 acquisition transactions. The sheer size of the firm’s corporate department, coupled with its corporate advisors depth of experience ensures that the firm has the capacity and the personnel to successfully conclude the most complex of transactions in the shortest time possible. Karanovic & Nikolic’s corporate support lawyers ensure that each specific matter is covered by specialists that are well versed in providing advice particular to corporate transactions. Transactions such as joint ventures, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, privatisations, restructurings, takeover bids, auctions and share sales are regularly handled by our mergers and acquisitions team. In addition, with corporate lawyers based in five jurisdictions, a seamless, efficient and consistently professional level of advice is provided on cross-border transactions.
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