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Karanović & Nikolić

RESAVSKA 23, 11000 BELGRADE, SERBIA
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Work +381 11 30 94 200
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Fax +381 11 30 94 223
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Web:
https://www.karanovic-nikolic.com

Serbia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić’s ‘professional’ team is experienced in handling loan facilities, derivatives transactions, and regulatory issues, as well as NPL-related matters, renewable energy financings, and PPP projects. It was appointed as part of a consortium of advisers to the City of Belgrade and the International Finance Corporation, regarding a PPP waste management transaction. Darko Jovanović and Maja Jovančević Šetka are highly rated; and Ivona Vučković and Katarina Gudurić are key senior associates.

Leading individuals

Darko Jovanović - Karanović & Nikolić

Next generation lawyers

Katarina Gudurić - Karanović & Nikolić

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

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolićhas vast experience’. The practice has industry expertise in IT, life sciences, aviation, fast-moving consumer goods, and food and agriculture, as well as energy, infrastructure, transport and hospitality. Alongside a US law firm, the practice advised GoDaddy on its acquisition of Devana Technologies’ ManageWP business. Dragan Karanović and Miloš Jakovljević are ‘true professionals’. Other highly regarded practitioners include Dejan Nikolić, Rastko Petaković, Miloš Vučković and Marjan Poljak, as well as senior associate Ivan Nonković.

Leading individuals

Dragan Karanović - Karanović & Nikolić

Next generation lawyers

Ivan Nonković - Karanović & Nikolić

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić acts in antitrust investigations and assists with merger matters, including compliance issues. The key names are Rastko Petaković and Bojan Vučković, along with senior associates Bojana Miljanović and Veljko Smiljanić.

Leading individuals

Rastko Petaković - Karanović & Nikolić

Next generation lawyers

Bojana Miljanović - Karanović & Nikolić

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić is experienced in arbitrations and handles commercial disputes involving construction, privatisation, employment, and bankruptcy and restructuring. The ‘excellent’ Milan Lazić acted for the Republic of Serbia in investment disputes; and Milica Savić and Aleksandar Novaković are key senior associates.

Leading individuals

Milan Lazić - Karanović & Nikolić

Next generation lawyers

Milica Savić - Karanović & Nikolić

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić’s highlights included advising Henkel Srbija on individual dismissals and mobbing regulation queries. Senior associate Milena Jakšić Papac and Marjan Poljak are the key advisers.

Next generation lawyers

Milena Jakšić Papac - Karanović & Nikolić

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić assists with obtaining IP rights, as well as their maintenance, development, protection, and exploitation. Colgate-Palmolive is a client. Dragomir Kojić and senior associate Relja Mirkov are the main advisers.

Leading individuals

Dragomir Kojić - Karanović & Nikolić

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić’s ‘fantastic practice’ advises on electricity, renewables and oil and gas projects; it advised Ivicom on a wind power plant. Miloš Vučković is ‘very experienced’.

Leading individuals

Miloš Vučković - Karanović & Nikolić

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

Karanović & Nikolić

Karanović & Nikolić is experienced in industrial development projects, portfolio asset management, and infrastructure and energy-related real estate projects. The team advised Airport City Belgrade on the construction of a residential and commercial complex. Dragan Karanović and senior associate Ana Luković are highly rated.

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Legal Developments by:
Karanović & Nikolić

  • Interview with Patricia Gannon: The Importance of Female Leadership in Law Today

    Patricia Gannon, founding partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was recently appointed Chair of the European Forum at the International Bar Association . In this interview, she discusses her role at the helm of the largest global gathering of legal professionals and tackles the important topic of diversity in law, as well as female leadership from her unique perspective as female co-founder of a leading law firm from Southeast Europe.
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  • Interview with Patricia Gannon: The Importance of Female Leadership in Law Today

    Patricia Gannon, founding partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was recently appointed Chair of the European Forum at the International Bar Association . In this interview, she discusses her role at the helm of the largest global gathering of legal professionals and tackles the important topic of diversity in law, as well as female leadership from her unique perspective as female co-founder of a leading law firm from Southeast Europe.
  • Raspberries and IT: New Sector Inquiries by the Serbian Competition Commission

    The Serbian Competition Commission (the " Commission ") recently finished sector inquiries concerning quite distinct industries – raspberries and the public procurement for software and hardware. The aim behind the inquiries was to perform extensive market research and analysis in order to acquire a clearer picture of the possible antitrust issues and risks in two sectors widely perceived as strategic for the development of the Serbian economy.
  • Even More Sector Inquiries: Sportswear And Oil Retail Under Scrutiny By The Serbian Commission

    The Serbian Competition Commission (the " Commission ") continues its diligent examination of the Serbian competitive landscape in specific industries, this time with inquiries in two more industries – sportswear (including footwear and sporting equipment) and oil (petroleum products). Once again, the aim behind the market test was to identify potential issues on the relevant markets and provide broader insight into the functioning of the relevant markets.
  • New Amendments to Serbian Tax Laws

    At the end of 2017, the Serbian Parliament passed amendments to Serbian tax laws, including the Law on Personal Income Tax (PIT Law), the Law on Contributions on Mandatory Social Insurance (CMSI Law), the Law on Corporate Income Tax (CIT Law), and the Law on Value Added Tax (VAT Law).
  • Permit-free Regime for Construction in Montenegro

    The new Construction Law entered into force in Montenegro and it is meant to unify construction, zoning regulations and deal with illegal objects. However, some provisions of the old Construction Law still remain in force, until the adoption of the General Regulation Plan.
  • Amendments To The Slovenian Construction Law

    With the aim of breathing a bit of fresh air into the construction legislation, three new laws have been adopted recently and will be applied with effect from 1 July 2018. The current Construction Act will be replaced with both the new Building Act and the Architectural and Civil Engineering Activities Act, while the current Spatial Management Act will also be subject to certain amendments.
  • Expedited Procedure Rules part of the new ICC Rules

    On March 1, 2017, the amendments to the ICC Rules entered into force. Among different changes, maybe the most noticeable ones relate to the introduction of the Expedited Procedure Rules (hereinafter: the Rules), now contained in the new Article 30 of the ICC Rules and the new Appendix VI.
  • New tax rulebooks in Serbia - trend of increased taxation of foreign legal entities

    Upon recent amendments of the Law on Value Added Tax in Serbia (the “VAT Law ”), the Ministry of Finance adopted several accompanying secondary pieces of legislation:
  • Serbia: Regulation on the Terms and Conditions for Attracting Direct Investments

    The Regulation on Terms and Conditions for Attracting Direct Investments (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, no. 110/2016) has come into force on 1 January 2017. The Regulation introduces certain changes in regards to public invitation, grounds and conditions for the allocation of funds in respect of the investment projects.
  • Changes in tax laws in Serbia - New duties for foreign legal entities

    The Law on Amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax (hereinafter: Law on VAT), the Law on Amendments to the Law on Tax Procedure and Tax Administration (hereinafter: Law on Tax Procedure), and the Law on amendments to the Law on Excise Duties (hereinafter: Law on Excise Duties) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 108/2016 of 29 December 2016. All laws came into force on 1 January 2017, however, certain provisions will begin to apply at a later date, as outlined below, for every law individually.