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Customs regulations mainly related to transit procedures amended

By Branimir Rajšić In January 2019, a new Regulation for the Implementation of the Customs Law in Montenegro (“Regulation”) has entered into force. The most significant changes relate to transit under TIR and ATA carnets. There is a new strict method of conducting the movement check for such goods, documents that should be provided to […]

North Macedonia: latest amendments to the tax legislation

By Branimir Rajšić New Law on Personal Income Tax The new Law on Personal Income Tax (“PIT Law”), applicable from 1 January 2019, abandons the “flat” tax rate and introduces progressive taxation. Besides a tax rate of 10%, the new PIT Law envisages a tax rate of 18% and 15%, applicable to different types of […]

Arm’s Length Interest Rates for 2019 Published

The Ministry of Finance issued the rulebook where it prescribed arm’s length interest rates for 2019. The practice of rate decreases and the consequent decrease of tax-deductible expenses is continued. Under the rulebook, the arm’s length interest rates for loans provided to Serbian companies are as follows: 4.98% for short term loans in RSD, 5.69% for long term loans […]

Slovenian tax consultants should report cross-border arrangements from 2020

By Branimir Rajšić The proposed amendment to the Slovenian Tax Procedure Act, implementing the Directive 2018/22 on the automatic exchange of information, sets out new rules for reporting on information related to certain cross-border arrangements of the companies to the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (“FURS”). According to the proposed amendments, Slovenian tax consultants or […]

The new Serbian data protection law – everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

On 21 March, Karanovic & Partners held the “New Serbian Data Protection Law – Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask” presentation at our Belgrade office. The event was attended by over 70 representatives from leading Serbian companies, as well as legal and HR professionals. Partner* Goran Radošević and Senior Associates* Sanja Spasenović and Milica Filipović, lawyers […]

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Good God. The-odore Goddard in radical move shocker. As re-vealed in this issue, the firm has elected a non-lawyer to take charge. Instead of having a managing partner, Theodore Goddard will have a chief operating officer.Well, yes, it does sound a bit 1990s. Non-lawyer managers were more in fashion five years ago, but for a […]

Andersen member lifts spirits with Malaysian govt instruction

Andersen Legal’s Malaysian practice has provided the accountancy-tied network with a welcome boost as the Andersen accounting arm battles against the fallout from the Enron scandal Andersen member Zaid Ibrahim & Co has completed work for the Malaysian government’s asset management company Danaharta on its first asset-backed securitisation.The appointment of Zaid Ibrahim consolidates the firm’s […]

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Orb Estates plumps for Fladgate on £600m acquisition of Thistle Hotels

Fladgate Fielder advised Euro & UK Property and the Orb Estates group on the £600m acquisition of 37 Thistle Hotels and the companies that own them, effectively giving the West End firm a new client.Thistle Hotels, advised by David Pudge at Clifford Chance, sold a 37 hotel-package that it will continue to operate under a […]

Raslan Loong creates first Malaysian office in Europe

Raslan Loong has become the first Malaysian law firm to open offices in Europe A second-tier corporate outfit, Raslan Loong has entered into a joint venture with boutique German firm Reeg.Raslan Loong will take space in Reeg’s Mannheim offices. Name partner Caesar Loong is in Germany to establish the office and Raslan Loong plans to […]

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