The Registered Bidders must submit the necessary documentation to the Business Registers Agency until July 1, 2020 to comply with the new Public Procurement Law

The Registered Bidders must submit the necessary documentation to the Business Registers Agency until July 1, 2020 to comply with the new Public Procurement Law

On January 1, 2020 the new Public Procurement Law (“Law”) entered into force. However, most of its provisions will start to apply as of July 1, 2020. In order to comply with the provisions of the new Law, i.e. to avoid being erased from the Register of Bidders, the Registered Bidders (entities and entrepreneurs) must […]

LEGAL FRAMEWORK AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

LEGAL FRAMEWORK AFTER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

On its session of 6 May 2020, the Parliament of Serbia declared the end of the state of emergency introduced on 15 March 2020. As of 7 May, Serbia was no longer under the specific legal regime. To confirm the acts of Government issued during the state of emergency, on the same session, the Parliament […]

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES FACING NEW OBLIGATIONS: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AT WORK DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES FACING NEW OBLIGATIONS: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AT WORK DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As Serbia is preparing for the relaxation of measures introduced during the state of emergency declared due to COVID-19 outbreak, it became clear that it is going to be a step-by-step work. The burden of preventing the spread of the disease has been shifted towards self-responsibility of natural persons and companies. In that sense, the […]

REMARKABLE 2020 LEGAL 500 EMEA RESULTS!

REMARKABLE 2020 LEGAL 500 EMEA RESULTS!

We are delighted to announce BOPA’s remarkable Legal 500 EMEA results. BOPA is ranked in all 8 practice areas achieving top rankings. Also, numerous individuals have received individual acclaim from the prestigious UK-based legal directory. “We are thrilled with our rankings in the Legal 500. We extend big “thank you” to our clients and peers […]

DEBT SECURITIES MARKET – AN ATTEMPT OF THE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST LIQUIDITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

DEBT SECURITIES MARKET – AN ATTEMPT OF THE GOVERNMENT TO BOOST LIQUIDITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

General overview of debt securities market in Serbia So far, financial activities on debt securities market in Serbia have been relatively scarce, mostly limited to short term debt securities issued by the State, local authorities or other public institutions. In effect, private companies as issuers have been left aside and hardly ever induced by the […]

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Contracts and Contractual Terminations

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Contracts and Contractual Terminations

Adriala prepared a comparative summary of the impact COVID 19 pandemic outbreak has on certain statutory provisions governing contractual relationships and the termination thereof in Adriala jurisdictions: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Banja Luka & Sarajevo), Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia. Please download the guide at:  Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Contracts and Contractual […]

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Employment Matters and Workforce

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Employment Matters and Workforce

COVID-19 outbreak has tremendous impact on employment and labor matters across the region. Adriala prepared an overview of employment and workforce related overview Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Employment Matters and Workforce for Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Banja Luka & Sarajevo), Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia.

Adriala handbook at: Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Supply Chain and Distribution

Adriala handbook at: Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Supply Chain and Distribution

In light of the current situation, related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (disease COVID-19), Adriala prepared a comparative summary of the impact COVID 19 pandemic outbreak has on the Supply Chain and Distribution in Adriala jurisdictions: Albania – Bosnia & Herzegovina (Banja Luka & Sarajevo) – Bulgaria – Croatia – Kosovo – Montenegro – North Macedonia – […]

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Insurance, Banking and Finance and Restructurings.

Adriala Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide Insurance, Banking and Finance and Restructurings.

The severity of SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) epidemic has forced the authorities to pass a number of provisions and measures in order to manage the spread of the disease and its consequences. Please find attached a summary of the competent authorities’ measures prepared by Adriala for Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Banja Luka & Sarajevo), Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, […]

DATA PROTECTION LIABILITIES UNDER COVID-19

DATA PROTECTION LIABILITIES UNDER COVID-19

One of the questions frequently asked by the companies these days is has anything changed concerning data protection under the legal and business “framework” established due to COVID-19 outbreak. On April 1, 2020, the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection came out with a statement on acting under COVID-19 circumstances. The Commissioner explained that state of […]

COVID-19 – Financial Support Measures to the Economy

COVID-19 – Financial Support Measures to the Economy

On 31 March 2020 the Ministry of Finance announced financial support measures to the economy. The total value of announced measures is EUR 5.1 billion and package includes 4 segments: measures regarding the tax policy, direct support to the companies regarding the employees, liquidity support and direct financial support to each adult in Serbia. These […]

ADRIALA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – BAROS & BICAKCIC: Impact of Covid-19 on Financial Markets

ADRIALA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – BAROS & BICAKCIC: Impact of Covid-19 on Financial Markets

The Banking Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to preserve the security of banking system and to increase the level of banking system to act in emergency circumstances caused by the COVID-19 virus disease, adopted decisions on temporary measures for the treatment of credit obligations of natural persons and legal entities […]

TASHKO PUSTINA – COVID 19 IMPACT ON FINANCIAL SECTOR IN KOSOVO

TASHKO PUSTINA – COVID 19 IMPACT ON FINANCIAL SECTOR IN KOSOVO

Is there a general financial intervention plan already in effect?   While the government has not yet presented a general and comprehensive economic plan to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic crisis, there are certain measures of general effect already imposed, such as the temporary prohibition of sale of goods and services to consumers, […]

COVID 19 IMPACT ON THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

COVID 19 IMPACT ON THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Financial system is the foundation of a modern economy, a statement pointed out countless times. Having a solid, reliable and investor-confident financial system, especially in dire times, whether it’s financial, health or any other crisis affecting the industry, in whole or in part – is the cornerstone of every society. Financial players are probably the […]

COVID 19: Implications on Supply Chain and Distribution (Import and Logistic)

COVID 19: Implications on Supply Chain and Distribution (Import and Logistic)

Serbian Government adopted as a result of the state of emergency due to spread of the Covid-19 virus set of measures directly influencing Logistic and Distribution: Public transport (including intercity bus and rail traffic) at the territory of the Republic of Serbia stopped operating. The exemption from the ban on public transport is possible only […]

Adriala law firms advised EBRD together with CERHA HEMPEL and K&L Gates Italy on a direct participation in Addiko Bank AG

Adriala law firms advised EBRD together with CERHA HEMPEL and K&L Gates Italy on a direct participation in Addiko Bank AG

Law firms within Adriala have together with CERHA HEMPEL and K&L Gates Italy advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, on the conversion of an indirect participation into a direct participation in the listed Addiko Bank AG. The conversion was affected by means of a distribution in kind provided to the EBRD […]

COVID 19 – PUBLIC SPENDING

COVID 19 – PUBLIC SPENDING

Emergency situations require emergency measures, they say. How will COVID-19 outbreak and the declared state of emergency affect public procurements? At this moment, the measures introduced under the state of emergency do not specifically tackle public procurements. However, emergency situation and its effects will certainly affect the mechanisms of public spending. This will trigger exceptional […]

BOPA Nominated for CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year

BOPA Nominated for CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year

Adriala law firms BOPA Bojanovic & Partners and KBP Kavcic, Bracun and Partners with other lawyers, has been shortlisted for the prestigious CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award. The practice found itself among 151 different firms from the CEE region competing for awards in 22 different countries. The winner will be decided by the […]

SERBIA IMPOSES CURFEW TO PREVENT COVID-19 FROM SPREADING

SERBIA IMPOSES CURFEW TO PREVENT COVID-19 FROM SPREADING

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the state of emergency was declared in Serbia four days ago and consequently, a lot of emergency measures have been imposed by the Serbian government in order to stop the spread of this virus. However, according to the authorities, Serbian citizens were not following these measures and instructions at all. As […]

MOTHERS OF CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 12 YEARS CAN STAY AT HOME AND WILL RECEIVE FULL SALARY DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

MOTHERS OF CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 12 YEARS CAN STAY AT HOME AND WILL RECEIVE FULL SALARY DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY

Serbia has declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in regard to this decision, the Government adopted a Decree on Organizing the Activity of Employers during the State of Emergency. In accordance with this Decree, employers are obliged to organize remote work and work from home. However, in cases where working […]

COVID-19! A CASE OF FORCE MAJEURE?

COVID-19! A CASE OF FORCE MAJEURE?

The chaotic turn of events ignited by the outbreak of COVID-19 has raised issues concerning the effect of the epidemics to contractual performance of the parties. Can COVID-19 act as grounds for relieving the defaulting party from damage claims? Diligent drafting of commercial contracts requires special attention to the cases of force majeure. Serbian contracts’ […]

HOW DOES THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AFFECT LITIGATION BEFORE SERBIAN COURTS?

HOW DOES THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AFFECT LITIGATION BEFORE SERBIAN COURTS?

Because of state of emergency, declared on March 17, 2020, the Serbian Ministry of Justice issued Recommendations on the work of courts and public prosecutor’s offices during the state of emergency. As to civil cases, a recommendation was given to postpone the hearings, save for the following cases: (i) cases defined as urgent under a […]

TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT DUE TO COVID-19

TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT DUE TO COVID-19

An interesting question raised these days – can a company call on COVID-19 and seek termination of a contract? Serbian contracts’ law sets for two grounds for termination – termination due to default and termination under the principle of rebus sic stantibus, as an exception to the pacta sunt servanda rule. The former operates under […]

INFLUENCE OF COVID-19 TO LEASE ISSUES

INFLUENCE OF COVID-19 TO LEASE ISSUES

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the introduced state of emergency have also raised concerns among landlords and tenants in Serbia. How potential outcomes of the situation will affect rights and obligations from commercial lease? Questions keep popping out, like the issues of limitation of working hours, closure of shopping malls, health among the employees of […]

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK ON SERBIAN TOURISM, RESTAURANTS/CAFFES AND HOTELS

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 OUTBREAK ON SERBIAN TOURISM, RESTAURANTS/CAFFES AND HOTELS

The tourist sector in Serbia has seen a rapid growth in recent years, being one of the leading industries in Serbia over the past years. With the outbreak of the virus, the situation went upside down. More than 80% of the hotel reservations have been canceled and the recent ban on entry into Serbia for […]

Staff Leasing Law in Serbia

Staff Leasing Law in Serbia

Despite the fact that agency employment practice has been widely existing in Serbia for many years, there has been no legal framework for such practice until now. First ever Staff Leasing Law (“Law”) was adopted in December 2019 came into force on 1 March 2020. The Law regulates the legal relationship between employment agency (“Agency”), […]

Announcement from BOPA Managing Partner, Mr. Vladimir Bojanovic

Announcement from BOPA Managing Partner, Mr. Vladimir Bojanovic

COVID-19 (the coronavirus) caused impact is for businesses and lives. In fact, businesses across industries are bracing and planning for − and in many instances, already experiencing − the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  We want to update you on the steps BOPA has taken to ensure health and safety for […]

BOPA COVID-19 Hotline to assist companies in the state of emergency

BOPA COVID-19 Hotline to assist companies in the state of emergency

In order to support our client base in a case of immanent crisis BOPA has established years ago crises management department. This department can additionally greatly assist our clients in legal aspects dealing with COVID-19 situation. Our Crisis Management department consists of Legal Team with Response Hotline available 24/7. This is just a continuation of […]

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Miodrag Jevtic to our team

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Miodrag Jevtic to our team

Bojanovic & Partners is proud to announce that Mr. Miodrag Jevtic, a banking and finance lawyer with 15 years of experience joins our team. Miodrag Jevtic is one of the leading banking and commercial lawyers in the SEE and has worked in Spasić & Partners law firm in Serbia. Commenting on Mr. Jevtic’s joining Bojanovic […]

BOPA once again ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

BOPA once again ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

We are proud to announce that BOPA Bojanović & Partners was once again recognized by the Chambers Global and the Chambers Europe as one of the leading law firms in Serbia. Chambers Global sets our firm as an emerging domestic practice with a strong bench of senior lawyers. Chambers Global directory offers client-based insights into […]

BREAKING NEWS: SERBIA DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY

BREAKING NEWS: SERBIA DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY

Shortly after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 virus a pandemic, Serbian President Mr. Vučić introduced a state of emergency in Serbia to stop the spread of COVID-19 virus. This decision was made on Sunday, 15 of March 2020 and came into force immediately. After President’s public announcement, the Government of the Republic of Serbia […]

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Nemanja Jovovic to our team

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Nemanja Jovovic to our team

BOPA is proud to announce that Mr. Nemanja Jovovic joins our team as the head of Competition department. Nemanja is one of the leading competition lawyers in the SEE with considerable experience in competition and antitrust law. Commenting on Mr. Jovovic joining BOPA, managing partner Vladimir Bojanovic said: “The breadth of Mr. Jovovic experience and […]

HAVE A MAGICAL HOLIDAY SEASON!

HAVE A MAGICAL HOLIDAY SEASON!

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you a fun-filled holiday season and best wishes for a happy New Year! Yours BOPA team.

BOJANOVIC AND PARTNERS ADVISES BARRY-WEHMILLER ON ACQUISITION OF STAX TECHNOLOGIES

BOJANOVIC AND PARTNERS ADVISES BARRY-WEHMILLER ON ACQUISITION OF STAX TECHNOLOGIES

DLA Piper and Bojanovic and Partners has advised Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which is part of the Barry-Wehmiller group, on the acquisition of STAX Technologies, headquartered in Čačak, Serbia. The acquisition strengthens PCMC’s tissue packaging product line offering. It is the first acquisition by the Barry-Wehmiller group in Serbia. Signing and closing of the […]

Bojanovic & Partners Recognized As Top Tier Law Firm By IFLR

Bojanovic & Partners Recognized As Top Tier Law Firm By IFLR

We are proud to announce that Bojanovic & Partners has once again been recognized as a top tier law firm on the 2020 IFLR list of leading law firms in all categories. This is a respected UK-based directory providing worldwide coverage on recommended law firms.   “Bojanovic & Partners” position on the IFLR list is another […]

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Nikola Gvoic to our team

Bojanovic & Partners welcomes Nikola Gvoic to our team

Bojanovic & Partners is proud to announce that Mr. Nikola Gvoic joins our team as the head of Labour and Employment department. Nikola Gvoic is one of the leading employment and immigration lawyers in the SEE with considerable experience in employment, labour and immigration law. Commenting on Mr. Gvoic’s joining Bojanovic & Partners, managing partner […]

GTT Communications enters Serbian market

GTT Communications enters Serbian market

A leading international company GTT Communications received a license from RATEL to perform electronic communications activities in the area of ​​public communications networks and internet services. GTT Communications will use its own optical network for the transmission of optical signals through Serbia and for provision of internet related services to it’s Serbian customers.   GTT […]

Adriala once again ranked as Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

Adriala once again ranked as Band 1 by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

We are proud to announce that Adriala network is once again ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe as Band 1 legal network for  Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Banja Luka), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo), Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia.   Chambers and Partners directory offers client-based insights into lawyers and law firms from […]

The Buzz in Serbia: Interview with Vladimir Bojanovic of Bojanovic & Partners published in CEE Legal Matters

The Buzz in Serbia: Interview with Vladimir Bojanovic of Bojanovic & Partners published in CEE Legal Matters

Vladimir Bojanovic, Managing Partner of Bojanovic & Partners gave the interview to CEE Legal Matters on the latest trends in the Serbian market. Full interview can be found here.

Vodafone receives a license to work in Serbia

Vodafone receives a license to work in Serbia

British company Vodafone received a license from RATEL to perform electronic communications activities in the area of ​​public communications networks and services. The Vodafone Enterprise Equipment Limited branch at Belgrade will use the network for the transmission of optical signals only through Serbia. For the time being, there will be no access points for connecting […]

Bojanovic & Partners Recognized As Top Tier Law Firm By Legal 500

Bojanovic & Partners Recognized As Top Tier Law Firm By Legal 500

We are proud to announce that Bojanovic & Partners has once again been recognized as a top tier law firm on the 2019 Legal 500 list of leading law firms. This is a respected UK-based directory providing worldwide coverage on recommended law firms. “Bojanovic & Partners” rankings on the Legal 500 list is another recognition […]

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FIFA DRC PROCEEDINGS

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FIFA DRC PROCEEDINGS

We are proud to announce that our partner Filip Blagojevic successfully represented Mr. Slavko Perovic against the football club Denizlispor from Turkey (the “Club”) before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (the “FIFA DRC”). At first, Mr. Perovic initiated the process of termination of the engagement contract concluded between him and the Club. After the Turkish […]

TAX TREATMENT OF COMMUTING EXPENSES

TAX TREATMENT OF COMMUTING EXPENSES

Serbian Ministry of Finance (“Ministry”) issued a new opinion regarding the reimbursement of expenses for employees’ commute on February the 1st 2019.  The new opinion regulates tax aspect of commuting expenses, as The Serbian Labor Law determines that an employee is entitled to reimbursement of mentioned expenses in the amount of money equal to the […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you lots of amazing goals, dreams and achievements for the New Year! Bojanović & Partners

CEE Legal Matters 2017 Deal of the year

CEE Legal Matters 2017 Deal of the year

Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o., one of the Adriala member law firms, has won the first ever CEE Legal Matters CEE Deal of the Year Award for Slovenia at the…

BOPA successfully represented Milan Rasic before the FIVB

BOPA successfully represented Milan Rasic before the FIVB

We are delighted to announce that our firm successfully represented Mr. Milan Rasic, a volleyball player from Serbia, in a dispute against the Iranian club Shahrdari Tabriz before the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (the “FIVB”)…

Another successful proceedings before the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal

Another successful proceedings before the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal

We are honored to announce that our firm successfully represented Mr. Dominik Mavra, a basketball player from Croatia, in a dispute against Mr. Feliks Kojadinovic from Serbia before the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (the “BAT”)…

BOPA | Bojanović & Partners once again highly ranked across numerous practice areas by Legal 500 (2018 Edition)

BOPA | Bojanović & Partners once again highly ranked across numerous practice areas by Legal 500 (2018 Edition)

We are proud to announce that BOPA | Bojanović & Partners was once again highly ranked across 6 practice areas by Legal 500 (2018 edition) as one of the leading law firms in Serbia…

BOPA | Bojanović & Partners once again highly ranked on 2018 Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

BOPA | Bojanović & Partners once again highly ranked on 2018 Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

We are proud to announce that BOPA | Bojanović & Partners was once again recognized by the Chambers Global and the Chambers Europe (2018 edition) as one of the leading law firms in Serbia…

Chambers Europe 2018 gives Band 1 Ranking to Adriala as a Leading Law Firm Network in Europe

Chambers Europe 2018 gives Band 1 Ranking to Adriala as a Leading Law Firm Network in Europe

Our legal network Adriala has been recognized in the most recent edition of Chambers Europe, as one of the leading law firm networks in Europe…

Serbian Deal of the Year Awards

Serbian Deal of the Year Awards

BOPA Bojanovic and Partners has been selected by CEE Legal Matters to serve as a member of the Shortlist Selection Panel for the first ever CEE Legal Matters Serbian Deal of the Year Awards.