The Ministry of Finance adopted a comprehensive Rulebook on the Value Added Tax (“VAT Rulebook”) that was published in the Official Gazette no. 37/2021 of 14 April 2021.
As we mentioned in our previous article, the Law on Archive Materials and Archiving Activities (“Law“) started to apply as of 2 February 2021.
The adoption of the Law on Same-Sex Unions is expected soon in Serbia and it will, for the first time, regulate the existence and legal consequences of partnership between same-sex persons. Such persons will now be enabled to exercise certain rights that are guaranteed by positive legislation only to spouses and partners in extramarital unions, such as acquisition of joint property, inheritance, right to pension, hospital visits etc.
It is 2017 and you are a foreigner (non-resident of Serbia) aiming to purchase a share of a Serbian company. After you negotiate principal terms, conduct the due diligence, set final terms, and negotiate transaction documents, at the closing you transfer the purchase price in euros to the Buyer’s euro bank account in Serbia, and all is well. Now it is 2021, you are again in Serbia undertaking the same steps, but this time, you are in breach of the Foreign Exchange Act (“FX Act”). Why is that?
In line with the latest estimates, the ore reserves in Serbia are valued at 200 billion dollars. After copper ores, the most significant metal ores are lead and zinc ores which are currently exploited in 5 active mines. Great attention has been brought to the excavation of jadarite, a mineral containing lithium and boron, at a location near the river Jadar, which is estimated to contain ten percent of the total lithium supplies discover throughout the world so far.
Akin Gump, Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partneri, Maric & Co, Isailovic & Partners, Harrisons, Zdolsek Attorneys at Law, Boga & Associates, Popovski & Partners, and Forgo Damjanovic & Partners have advised Croatian conglomerate Fortenova Grupa d.d., on the EUR 615 million sale of its frozen food business to Nomad Foods. Norton Rose Fulbright, Lakatos, Koves & Partners, and five firms from the SEE Legal alliance advised Nomad Foods on the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.