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Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

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Fee-earners: 5
Languages: English, German, Montenegrin, Serbian

Firm Overview:
The team offers unrivalled regional and sector specific coverage to investors. The practice is a leader in the market because of its dedication, quality legal service, and in-depth understanding of the needs of its clients. The practice has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions in the market and take pride in our reputation as 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 its specialised teams has allowed it to assume a leadership position in almost all areas of law. The practice’s proactive approach and industry knowledge allows it to keep up with international and regional business trends. The practice provides advice at the highest professional level which is tailor made to a client’s particular needs and requirements. To achieve this, its lawyers 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 focuses 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. In accordance with the Agreement on Legal Aid in civil and criminal matters between Serbia and Montenegro, attorneys at law from both countries may legally represent clients before authorities of both countries equally.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The team has built its reputation on the quality and volume of transactional work that it has worked on. Cooperating with corporate lawyers based in six jurisdictions, a seamless, efficient and consistently professional level of advice is provided on cross-border transactions. The corporate and M&A team is recognised by the market as the leading legal service provider for corporate clients and its work has included advising on the largest corporate acquisitions and privatisations in the market.

Competition:
The competition team offers a complete range of competition law related services. The team 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 practice is recognised as having proactively shaped the emerging trends in local practice and it is at the forefront of infrastructure finance.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The team continually provides pioneering advice on cutting edge projects, as new energy infrastructure is developed and state owned facilities are privatised. Dispute Resolution: The team has a strong reputation as leading practitioners in the market. 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, to provide optimal solutions for obtaining and enforcing their IP rights and regularly advise on the IP related aspects of acquisitions, copyright ownership, exploitation, licensing and legal protection in cases of copyright infringement actions.

Tax:
The team’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 in all areas of tax including corporate and individual income tax, VAT, customs and property taxes.

Clients:
The team represents corporate clients, multinational companies, banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, international and domestic companies.