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Karanovic & Partners

Karanovic & Partners  

Legal Services | Serbia

tel: +381 11 3094 200 | fax: +381 11 3094 223
Resavska 23 | Belgrade | 11000 | Serbia

Main Contacts

Darko Jovanovic

Darko JovanovicSenior Partner

Milos Vuckovic

Milos VuckovicSenior Partner


Belgrade, Serbia

Karanovic & Partners's Overview

We are a regional legal practice in Southeast Europe with tradition spanning two decades and cooperating offices in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With more than 100 attorneys at law cooperating across the region, we take pride in our work, dedication and understanding of our client's industries and needs.

We work with some of the most respected and reputable businesses in the world, banks, as well as governments, state-owned entities, startups and NGOs. We see our clients as long-term partners. We focus on straightforward solutions and tailor-made advice. Lawyers cooperating with us are fully immersed in our clients’ culture and industry to ensure that the work is delivered intelligently and reliably.

For us, excellence is a must. We are reliable, adaptive and fast, operating under the “one team” principle, and combining our regional reach and local know-how to deliver coordinated legal advice necessary for achieving our clients’ goals

  • Year this Office was Established: 1995
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 100

Languages: Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian


Areas of Practice
  • Anti-bribery & Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Aviation
  • Bank M&As
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets & Financial Instruments
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Financial Regulation
  • Food, Agriculture & Cosmetics
  • General Corporate
  • General Lending & Project Finance
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Infrastructure Finance & Public Private Partnerships
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Asset Management
  • IP Enforcement, Anti-counterfeiting & Anti-piracy Work
  • Leisure
  • M&A Taxation
  • Manufacturing & Industry
  • Media & Telecom
  • Merger Control
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • NPL Portfolio Services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Private Equity
  • Property Management & Leasing
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Planning
  • Restructuring & Distressed Transactions
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Road & Railway Infrastructure
  • Shipping & Maritime
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Tax
  • Tax & Financing Projects
  • Tax & Investment Incentives
  • Tax Disputes
  • Taxation of Employees & Expatriates
  • Taxation of Real Estate
  • VAT, Indirect Taxes & Customs
  • Water & Waste Management



Kevin Rihtar

Kevin RihtarAssociate

Senior Associates

Ivana Karanovic

Ivana KaranovicHead of Learning & Development

Bojana Miljanovic

Bojana MiljanovicSenior Associate

Relja Mirkov

Relja MirkovAssociate

Leonid Ristev

Leonid RistevSenior Associate

Sanja Spasenovic

Sanja SpasenovicSenior Associate

Ana Stankovic

Ana StankovicSenior Associate

Senior Partners

Dragan Karanovic

Dragan KaranovicSenior Partner

Marko Ketler

Marko KetlerSenior Partner

Milan Lazic

Milan LazicSenior Partner

Rastko Petakovic

Rastko PetakovicManaging Partner

Marjan Poljak

Marjan PoljakSenior Partner

Milos Vuckovic

Milos VuckovicSenior Partner


Walking the Fine Line – Processing Employees Data During COVID-19 Pandemic
Karanovic & Partners, August 2020

This Article was originally published in Issue 7.5 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine.  Companies around the globe are having to make urgent decisions to keep their employees safe and ensure business continuity in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to fulfil these goals, companies need to find the right balance between providing a safe working environment and respecting their employees’ privacy, which can prove to be quite difficult in practice...

New COVID-19 State Guarantee Scheme for EUR 2 Billion Loan
Karanovic & Partners, April 2020

As part of a package of economic measures worth EUR 5.1 billion, the Serbian Government adopted a decree on 16 April 2020 establishing a guarantee scheme for loans to be provided by local banks to businesses to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (the “COVID-19 Guarantee Scheme”). General Information on the Guarantee Scheme COVID-19 Guarantee Scheme provides for a framework under which the state will act as a guarantor for the benefit of Serbian banks that extend loans for liquidity financing and working capital to businesses during 2020 to deal with negative economic and financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Franka Baica Promoted to a Partner
Karanovic & Partners, June 2020

It is our utmost pleasure to announce our newest Partner*, Franka Baica. Franka is an experienced attorney at law practicing in Croatia. She focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border M&A and real estate projects on the market, advising clients on all matters within share deal and asset deal transactions. She also regularly advises clients on all matters related to corporate law with a particular focus on company law and corporate governance issues and has an extensive background in various banking and finance matters. Franka demonstrated her legal expertise while working on numerous significant cross-border M&A and real estate projects on the market...

Dragan Karanovic Appointed as the New Managing Partner
Karanovic & Partners, February 2020

Karanovic & Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Dragan Karanovic as the new managing partner of the firm. Founding partner of the firm takes over the leading position from Rastko Petaković who served as managing partner for the past 3 years. Dragan will be assisted and supported by senior partner Darko Jovanović while performing managing partner duties . Dragan has 25 years of experience and is ranked as one of Serbia’s leading corporate lawyers...

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More on Karanovic & Partners

Awards & Recognitions 2017 Karanoviæ & Nikoliæ won The Lawyer Award, Law Firm of the Year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans 2017 Karanoviæ & Nikoliæ won the Deal of the Year award for Serbia, given by CEE Legal Matters EMEA Emerging Leaders Award/ Legal Professional Rastko Petakoviæ & Dealmaker - Marko Ketler CEE Legal Matters / Market Maker for Serbia - Dragan Karanoviæ

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