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Serbia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Karanovic & Nikolic

Karanovic & Nikolic’s ‘professional’ team provides ‘good value for money’. Maja Jovančević Šetka and Darko Jovanović head the practice, which handles NPLs and syndicated loans for its mainly borrower client base. The team advised the EBRD on a €15m loan provided to the city of Kragujevac.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Karanovic & Nikolic

Karanovic & Nikolic assisted QuadraCir with divesting its Serbian subsidiary; name partner Dragan Karanović and Miloš Jakovljević, who made partner in 2016, led the advice. Senior partner Miloš Vučković and commercial head Marjan Poljak are advising Google on regulatory and compliance matters across six jurisdictions. The ‘highly reliable and knowledgeable’ Sanja Spasenovic and senior associate Goran Radosevic provide ‘precise and efficient advice’.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Karanovic & Nikolic

At Karanovic & Nikolic, Rastko Petaković, who was promoted to senior partner in July 2016, handled the Serbian merger filing aspects of China National Chemical Corporation’s acquisition of Pirelli. The sizeable team also advises on numerous high-profile contentious matters; it has been assisting KKR with abuse of dominance-related cases involving portfolio telecoms companies.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Milan Lazić leads the team at Karanović & Nikolić, which is adept at handling arbitration and commercial litigation. Highlights included representing Heta Asset Resolution in various litigations and defending the Republic of Serbia in various arbitration forums.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić is a popular choice for multinational companies operating in Serbia and also acts for major domestic clients. Marjan Poljak and senior associate Milena Jakšić Papac are handling several employment matters for Air Serbia, including advising on relationships with trade unions, secondments abroad and representing the client in employment disputes. The team also has considerable experience in the retail sector and provides ongoing employment advice to the Inditex Group.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Karanovic & Nikolic

Karanovic & Nikolic’s practice head Dragomir Kojić handles the trade mark portfolios of Colgate-Palmolive, Jaffa, Philip Morris, Nissan and Pliva. The team advised Microsoft on copyright protection issues.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Karanovic & Nikolic

Karanovic & Nikolic’s Dragan Karanović is a specialist in industrial development projects. Recent work includes advising Airport City Belgrade on the development of a commercial and residential complex, representing Mace in litigation pertaining to FIDIC contracts, and assisting Delphi with the lease of industrial buildings in Novi Sad.

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Serbia: Legal market overview

Legal market overview
Leading individuals

Dragan Karanović - Karanovic & Nikolic

Rastko Petaković - Karanovic & Nikolic

Next generation lawyers

Goran Radosevic - Karanovic & Nikolic

Sanja Spasenovic - Karanovic & Nikolic

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Legal Developments by:
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  • New Merger Control Regulation Enters Into Force Today

    The New Merger Control Regulation, governing the content and the manner of submitting merger filings to the Serbian Competition Commission, entered into force today, 2 February 2016. The new Regulation represents a modern legal document, fully aligned with the relevant EU acquis, and will  significantly facilitate the merger filing process to the benefit of the applicants, as well as the overall efficiency of the Competition Commission.
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