Artificial Intelligence & Data Protection

Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely recognised as one of the defining industrial phenomena of the 21st century. In today’s technology-dependent world, its potential impact on business and economic development can hardly be understated.

The Sale of Rogla Ski Resort and Zrece Thermal Spa Temporarily Suspended

UNIOR d.d. announced the sale of its subsidiary UNITUR d.o.o. , which is active in tourism and owns the Rogla Ski Resort and Zrece Thermal Spa.

HCC RunDown 2019

The Hellenic Competition Commission’s (HCC’s) investigatory activity during 2019 was marked by the biggest Dawn Raid carried out to date by HCC’s officials in the banking sector. HCC officials carried out successive unannounced ex officio investigations at the premises of a number of banks and banking associations triggered by complaints filed by market players supporting that the four systemic banks under investigation are alleged to have been involved in anti-competitive horizontal agreements in the provision of banking and payment services.

Clinical Hospital Stip

A new clinical hospital in Stip in a total area of 34,000 square metres is envisaged as a most modern facility in the country, which will be built according to all global standards and where 200 thousand patients from the eastern and southeast region of North Macedonia will be treated. 

Integrated Healthcare Campuses

The Turkish Ministry of Health has ongoing PPP tender processes for city hospitals in Sakarya, Istanbul Sancaktepe, Aydin, Denizli, Antalya, Samsun, Ordu, Trabzon, Rize and Diyarbakir. They also plan to construct a city hospital in Izmir Tinzatepe.

Investment Opportunity: Medical-Thermal Center Benedikt 

The basic project envisages the construction of hotel accommodation, cottages, a health and rehabilitation centre, a recreation and tourist complex on a plot area of 78,000 m².

MediGroup Expands in Serbia

MediGroup has acquired 100% of the shares in Zdravo Med, a healthcare clinic based in Subotica, while its human laboratory division MediLab has opened its laboratories in the city of Niš. MediGroup is the largest private healthcare provider in Serbia with 15 facilities across key cities, providing inpatient, outpatient, lab, IVF, ophthalmology and cosmetology services. Zdravo Med is MediGroup’s first bolt-on acquisition after MidEuropa Partners became the owner of 55% in MediGroup in 2018.

New Health-related Legislation in Serbia

BDK Advokati's Associate Zorana Brujic provides an insight into the implications of the new  Health Protection Act in Serbia.  The new Health Protection Act (Zakon o zdravstvenoj zaštiti "Official Gazette of RS", no. 25/2019) and Health Insurance Act (Zakon o zdravstvenom osiguranju "Official Gazette of RS", no. 25/2019) have come into force on 11 April 2019.

Polenak Law Firm Advised Diaverum

Polenak Law Firm advised Diaverum in the acquisition of dialysis services provider in Macedonia. Diaverum enters the Macedonian market through the acquisition of PZU Diamed Macedonia. PZU Diamed Macedonia operates nine dialysis centres since 2014, after being awarded one of two lots in a national public tender. The tender has a duration of 20 years and will last until 2034. More information is available at https://www.diaverum.com/corp/Corporate-Menu/Global-News/News/2018/11/press-release-diaverum-enters-macedonia-by-acquiring-pzu-diamed-macedonia/.