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Karanovic & Partners

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Fee-earners: 70
Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Slovenian

Firm Overview:
Karanovic & Partners team consists of over 100 lawyers who cooperate together across the region. Karanovic & Partners team offers unrivalled regional and sector specific coverage to investors. The practice is a leader in the market because of its dedication, top quality legal service, and in-depth understanding of the needs of its clients. Today by cooperating with over 100 lawyers across the region, the firm’s original values remain an integral part of its philosophy and approach to work. The practice has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions in the market, and the firm takes pride in its reputation of a regional transactional and corporate/commercial legal powerhouse.

The practice is more than a large legal practice with a top client portfolio. The professionalism and business integrity of the firm’s specialised teams have allowed it to assume a leadership position in almost all areas of law. The firm’s proactive approach and industry knowledge allow it to keep up with international and regional business trends. The practice provides advice at the highest professional level which is tailor made to clients’ particular needs and requirements. To achieve this, lawyers cooperating with Karanovic & Partners are divided into different practice groups, enabling them to acquire in-depth knowledge of specific legal areas and industries.

Areas in which the practice particularly focus are: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisation; corporate; real estate; banking and finance; competition; energy and natural resources; telecom, media and technology; employment; taxation; dispute resolution; restructuring and bankruptcy; intellectual property; healthcare.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Karanovic & Partners has built its reputation on the quality and volume of transactional work that it has worked on. The practice has advised on over approximately 600 acquisition transactions in the last ten years. Cooperating with corporate lawyers based in six jurisdictions, a seam- less, efficient and consistently professional level of advice is provided on local and cross-border transactions. The corporate and M&A team is recognised in the market as the leading legal services provider for corporate clients and their work has included advising on the largest corporate acquisitions and privatisations in the region.

The competition team offers a complete range of competition law related services. Karanovic & Partners has represented major multinationals in the most notable competition matters in the market and have also advised many smaller local companies whose domestic growth, commercial practices or cross border trade expose them to potential competition infringements.

Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance team, consisting of lawyers qualified in relevant jurisdictions, has over 15 years of experience working in the complex, demanding and under regulated local markets. The practice is recognised as having proactively shaped the emerging trends in local practice development, and has worked on the first syndicated loan facilities in the region and handled the first local derivative financial instruments. The practice is at the forefront of infrastructure finance and are actively engaged in all fields of PPP-related work, from academic research and legislative activities to advising both private and public stakeholders.

Energy & Natural Resources:
Karanovic & Partners is continually providing pioneering advice on cutting edge projects throughout the region, as new energy infrastructure is developed and state owned facilities are privatised.

Dispute Resolution:
Cooperating with litigation lawyers across six jurisdictions, Karanovic & Partners has a strong reputation as leading practitioners in the region. Acknowledged for taking a commercial approach to resolving a wide range of business disputes, it represents local and international companies and investors in ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Intellectual Property:
The IP team brings together leading intellectual property lawyers, commercial and corporate lawyers, qualified in relevant jurisdictions, to provide a full service to clients in the relevant markets.

Karanovic & Partners’s expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial law gives it a unique ability to understand both the key legal and tax related issues when providing taxation advice.
A full and seamless service is offered across all markets in all areas of tax including corporate and individual income tax, VAT, customs and property taxes.

The team represents leading corporate clients, multina- tional companies, banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, international and domestic stakeholders in a wide range of industries.  

Cooperating Offices
Below is the list of local law offices cooperating with Karanović & Partners in the region:

Bosnia & Herzegovina
Banja Luka: Local lawyers in cooperation with Karanović & Partners
Voivode Radomira Putnika 11, 78000
Tel: +387 51 212 104
Fax: +387 51 212 108

Local lawyers in cooperation with Karanović & Partners
Fra Andela Zvizdovića 1, BC UNITIC, Tower B/II, 71000
Tel: +387 33 844 000 
Fax: +387 33 844 003
Email: [email protected]

Zagreb: Email:
[email protected]

North Macedonia
Skopje: Local lawyers in cooperation with Karanović & Partners
Bulevar Partizanski Odredi No.14, 1000
Tel: +389 2 322 3870
Fax: +389 2 322 3871 
Email: [email protected]

Podgorica: Local lawyers in cooperation with Karanović & Partners
Cetinjski put 11, The Capital Plaza, 4th floor, 81000 
Tel: +382 20 238 991 
Fax: +382 20 238 984 
Email: [email protected]

Karanović & Partners, Resavska 23, 11000
Tel: +381 11 3094 200
Fax: +381 11 3094 223
Email: [email protected]

Ljubljana: Local lawyers in cooperation with Karanović & Partners
Dunajska Cesta 167, 1000
Tel: +3861 2009 680
Fax: +3861 2009 699
Email: [email protected]

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