Contributed by JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic.
JPM partner Nikola Djordjevic and Senior Associate Marija Vukcevic single out and analyze official clarifications and opinions on the application of financial regulations for January 2022, related to taxes, which have been published in the latest newsletter of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia.
JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has advised CD Holding Internationale on its acquisition of the remaining stake in Serbia's Emergo Sport from FitPass Limited in Ireland. Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners advised the seller.
Jankovic Popovic Mitic has advised BG Urban Lux on its EUR 1.3 million acquisition of the Ima Dana restaurant in Belgrade from the bankruptcy estate of BIP – the Belgrade Beer Industry.
Ellex, working with Jankovic Popovic Mitic, has successfully represented the interests of Alita before the Court of Appeals of Lithuania.
Pursuant to the Law on utilization of renewable energy sources (“Official gazette of the RS” no. 40/2021, “Law on RES”), Government of the Republic of Serbia has in November 2021 adopted two new regulations: i) the Regulation on Market Premium and Feed-In Tariff and ii) the Regulation on Market Premium Model Agreement.
On 28 October 2021, Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia (“AERS”) adopted Rules on prevention of abuse in electric energy and natural gas market (“Rules”), that were published in the Official gazette of the Republic of Serbia 103/2021. The Rules are drafted in line with the Decision of Ministerial Council of the Energy Community no. D/2018/10/Mc-EnC, implementing Regulation (EU) No 122712011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency.
In 2020 and 2021 there were no developments towards the adoption of the new law and bylaws regarding competition/antirust (a process that started in 2017), probably due to the coronavirus pandemic. Certain changes in respect to the enforcement of competition rules were introduced during 2020, due to COVID-19, such as a new manner of communicating with the Serbian Competition Commission, a prolongation of the deadlines during the state of emergency in Serbia, etc. However, all subject changes have been put out of force and are being restored to the state prior to COVID-19.
JPM Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic, working with Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners and Prebanic & Jusufbasic-Goloman, has advised DuluxGroup on its EUR 194.5 million acquisition of Jub. Jadek & Pensa advised the shareholders of Jub on the deal. Kinstellar and Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners have, reportedly, also advised the buyer.
Jankovic Popovic Mitic has successfully represented Worldfin before the Court of Appeal in Belgrade in a corruption charges case related to the privatization of Luka Beograd.