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5G Spectrum Auctions in Kinstellar Jurisdictions

December 2019 – The 5G rollout is a hot topic throughout Europe, with the anticipated deployment due shortly, and availability in the EU expected from 2020. The 5G infrastructure will open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors...

Strategic partnership as a model of privatisation under Serbia’s Privatisation Law

June 2019 – With approximately 20 companies in Serbia set for privatisation in the second half of 2019, now is a good time to review the current provisions of Serbia’s Privatisation Law (“Privatisation Law”). The current wording of the law, which...

Consideration of the potential implications of amendments to Serbia’s Pledge Law

June 2019 – It has been just over a month since amendments to the main legislation in Serbia governing pledges entered into force (i.e., on 7 May 2019). In addition to changing the legislation’s name—from the “Law on Pledges on Movable Assets...

Cannabis for Medical Use: CEE Regulatory Update

June 2019 – A growing number of countries around the world are gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
It can be said that governments are now generally taking a more liberal approach to this product, which could significantly...

The concept of “Financer” is giving a boost to Serbia’s thriving construction industry

June 2019 – Recent amendments to Serbia’s Planning and Construction Law
The current Serbian Planning and Construction Law (“Planning and Construction Law”) came into force in November 2009. Since that time it has been amended a number of...

Transfer of licenses in the context of asset privatisations in the mining sector

June 2018 – The current Serbian privatisation framework was established in August 2014 through the adoption of a new privatisation law (“Privatisation Law”) and subsequent introduction of all relevant secondary legislation. Although the phase of...

Law on Central Register of Beneficial Owners adopted in Serbia

June 2018 – On 25 May 2018, the Serbian Parliament adopted the Law on the Central Register of Beneficial Owners (“the Law”). The main purpose of the Law is compliance with Chapter III of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of 20 May 2015. The Law will enter...

New Law in Serbia on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption takes effect

March 2018 – The long-awaited implementation of the Law on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities on the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption (the “Law”) came into effect on 1 March 2018. The Law was adopted...

Serbia strengthens film production incentives

February 2018 – At the beginning of February, after two successful years of offering a film incentive program, the Serbian government adopted a new “Decree on Incentivising Investments in the Production of Audio-visual Works” (“the Film Incentives”).

Amendments to the Bankruptcy Law in Serbia

December 2017 – On 14 December 2017, the Serbian Parliament adopted amendments to the Bankruptcy Law aimed at, among other things, shortening the bankruptcy procedure and improving settlement of the bankruptcy and secured creditors’ claims. The relevant...