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BDK Advokati's 'team is¬†always available and quickly finds the perfect solution'. It is highly rated for competition and state aid law in Serbia; the practice represented¬†Imperial Tobacco in an¬†investigation into an alleged price-fixing cartel against Serbia's tobacco manufacturers and importers.¬†Tijana Kojovińᬆis 'outstanding'; former consultant¬†Vladlena RudusńĀne-Simińᬆleft the firm.

Gecic Law¬†'delivers results; the team has a¬†winning mentality, engaging in every aspect of a case and how to navigate complicated challenges'. It is widely respected for its EU Law, competition and state aid specialisms. The practice¬†successfully acted for the government of Serbia and the ŇĹelezara Smederevo steel mill in an EC state aid investigation.¬†Bogdan Gecińᬆ'has clients'¬†absolute confidence in all legal matters' and senior associates¬†Marija Papińᬆand the recently promoted MiluŇ°a Okiljevińᬆare 'hardworking and competent'.

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic assists with M&A notifications, restrictive agreements' individual exemptions, competition law compliance, investigation proceedings, and antitrust and damages claims. Nikola Poznanovic advised Barentz, which provides ingredients for the pharmaceutical, personal and home care, food and nutrition, and animal nutrition industries, on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of a Serbian company.

Karanovic & Partners¬†is highly rated in the market for its expertise in¬†merger notifications, compliance matters and¬†antitrust investigations. Rastko Petakovińᬆis a senior partner who advises on complex antitrust matters and¬†Bojan Vuńćkovińᬆis another key contact;¬†Bojana Miljanovińᬆand Veljko Smiljanińᬆare experienced senior associates.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr¬†is 'responsive, available and meets short deadlines'. The practice¬†advises on¬†antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, damages actions and competition law compliance. It¬†advised Phosphea on the competition law matters surrounding its acquisition of the animal feed phosphate activities of Serbia's Elixir Group. Srdjana Petronijevińᬆ'gives great support to clients'; recently promoted¬†Danijel Stevanovińᬆand attorney at law Zoran Soljaga¬†are other key advisers.

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz¬†has extensive antitrust and competition law experience. Competition practice head¬†RaŇ°ko Radovanovińᬆadvised Comcast, the global¬†broadcasting and cable television company, on merger control requirements in Serbia concerning Comcast‚Äôs potential acquisition of¬†Sky.¬†SrńĎan Jankovińᬆand Anja Tasińᬆare experienced attorneys.

Bojovińá DraŇ°kovińá Popovińá & Partners¬†has¬†¬†expertise in the telecoms, technology, food and fashion sectors and has increased its market share of financial services-related matters; the team is also highly regarded for abuse of dominance cases.¬†Uros Popovic¬†heads the competition group.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss¬†is experienced in¬†merger filings, leniency programmes, restrictive agreements, and abuse of dominance issues. Senior associates Maja Stankovińᬆand Marina Bulatovińᬆare the names to note.

NKO Partners' Djuro Otasevic heads the competition department and is active in energy, telecoms and pharmaceutical sector matters. The practice advises Dr Max, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the CEE, on various competition law issues.

Bojanovic & Partners 'gets involved with the most complex competition issues'. The team advised TDJ Equity, an investment fund, on the merger clearance for its acquisition of Kopex, which provides solutions for underground and open-pit mining. Vladimir Bojanovic 'gets the job done'.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin is focused on restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid. The team regularly advises Nelt Group (Serbia), a logistics and distribution company, on competition law issues. Dragan Gajin heads the competition practice and Igor Nikolic is a well-regarded of counsel.

Prica & Partners is noted for advice on competition law matters involving corporate acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. Darija Ognjenovic advised American Express Services Europe on the antitrust aspects of a proposed exclusivity agreement.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'team of  skillful lawyers' recently acted for Brazil-based global pharmaceuticals company, EMS Pharma, on the merger clearance for its acquisition of Serbian pharmaceutical company, Galenika. Nenad Stankovic and of counsel Milos Androvic are the names to note.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners advises Renault Nissan Serbia on the competition law aspects of its selective distribution network. Milan Joksovic and Petar Stojanovic are the principal contacts.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office's Slobodan Kremenjak is an experienced competition lawyer who specialises in media and telecoms matters.

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    We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has joined Ius Laboris, the world's premier global network of human resources law firms. The Employment practice of Karanovic & Partners in Serbia joined this prestigious organisation to reinforce its international HR advisory services for domestic and international companies.
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    On 28 November 2018, Karanovic & Partners, together with the¬† Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom , held the Competition and Data Protection conference at the Hilton Belgrade hotel. This traditional yearly conference ‚Äď now in its' 13th year, gathered more than 120 experts from the business and legal community, as well as key regulators and stakeholders, to discuss the most important current issues in the fields of competition law and data protection.
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    In light of the new EU data protection scheme, shaped by the GDPR, Serbia has enacted a new Data Protection Law on 9 November 2018, with its' applicability postponed for 21 August 2019. The new law was long-awaited: it has been 10 years since the existing law was passed, which was even at that moment already outdated (e.g. it recognized only consent in the written form and almost completely restricted data transfers to non-European countries).
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