Karanovic & Partners

Belgrade Office

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Fee-earners: 69 
Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Slovenian

Firm Overview:
Karanovic & Partners is a regional legal practice in Southeast Europe with tradition spanning two decades and cooperating offices in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. With more than 100 attorneys at law cooperating across the region, the practice takes pride in its work, dedication and understanding of client’s industries and needs.
The practice works with some of the most respected and reputable businesses in the world, banks, as well as governments, state-owned entities, startups and NGOs. It sees its clients as long-term partners. The practice focuses on straightforward solutions and tailor-made advice. Being fully immersed in their clients’ culture and industry, the practice ensures that the work is delivered intelligently and reliably.
For Karanovic & Partners, excellence is a must. They are reliable, adaptive and fast, operating under the ‘one team’ principle, and combining their regional reach and local know-how to deliver coordinated legal advice necessary for achieving their clients’ goals.

Main Areas of Practice:
Anti-Bribery & Corruption
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Data Protection & Privacy
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
Real Estate Tax

Corporate & Commercial:
The practice continuously provides corporate legal services to multi-national, regional and domestic clients in South East Europe. In cooperation with local lawyers in other regional jurisdictions, the team specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, as well as non-transactional corporate and commercial work. Karanovic & Partners corporate team is able to offer efficient and cost-effective legal solutions to meet your everyday requirements.

The team offers a complete range of competition law related services, including antitrust and competition law compliance, sector regulation, abuse of dominance, cartels and restrictive agreements, state aid, merger control and competition enforcement, as well as competition litigation.

Banking & Finance:
As part of the largest dedicated banking and finance team in the region, the practice’s multijurisdictional capacities, as well as expertise enables them to provide a big-picture perspective along with an understanding of local client needs and practices. The team provides a full range of banking and finance legal services, including general lending and project finance, infrastructure finance and PPPs, Insurance, restructuring and distressed transactions, financial services, regulatory and compliance, as well as capital markets and financial instruments legal advisory.

Real Estate:
The synergy between the real estate practice and other teams provides clients with unique legal perspective. The practice advises developers, mezzanine and senior lenders and contractors on everything from financing, design, construction, employment, zoning, insolvency to dispute resolution.

Energy & Infrastructure:
The team has developed a multi-disciplinary approach, providing corporate, real estate, project finance advice in connection with energy and natural resources projects and investments. The practice regularly assists clients with due diligence investigations, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, licensing processes, regulatory compliance, and the perfection of security interests.

Dispute Resolution:
The team regularly advises on investment and commercial disputes, as well as corporate risk management and conflict management, with emphasis on commercial approach

The practice takes pride in its client-centric perspective. Its employment lawyers are experienced in addressing the day-to-day requirements of commercial entities, including immigration requirements, entitlements due to employees, tax efficient salary and benefit structures, leaves, disciplinary measures and individual and group terminations. The team regularly provides assistance in drafting and negotiating employment agreements, developing internal HR practices and procedures and assessing guaranteed entitlements under the law. Intellectual

The practice provides a full range of intellectual property legal services, including copyright ownership, exploitation, licensing, copyright infringement advisory, design and patent protection, and IP enforcement, including anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy initiatives. The team regularly resolves IP-related disputes, whether through alternative dispute resolution techniques or formal court proceedings.

The tax team offers full service tax advice in all areas of tax including corporate and individual income tax, VAT, customs, government incentives and property taxes. The practice assists banks, investors and project companies with project financing for large projects with advisory on their project valuation and research, provides legal support for the transaction documents and supplements with tax support for all taxation and customs issues related to the project.