Sports Law Disputes in Turkey and Europe Webinar

Join KDK's webinar on Wednesday, 3 November, to explore sports law disputes in Turkey and Europe. This webinar, which has been organised by Istanbul Bilgi University, The Solution and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli, will feature presentations from Herve Le Lay of Brown Rudnick LLP, Jean-Louis Dupont of RocaJunyent and Prof. Dr. Hatice Ozdemir-Kocasakal of the Galatasaray University Faculty of Law. Okan Demirkan will moderate the session. Topics of the presentations will include: - Player’s Contracts: Topical Litigious Issues in View of CAS Case Law; - Internal Judicial Bodies and Arbitration in…

Amendment to the Electronic Signature Legislation

October 2021  The Information Technologies and Communication Authority (the “ITCA”), based on its decision of 13 July 2021, opened the amendment draft on the Regulation regarding the Procedures and Principles on Implementation of the Law on Electronic Signatures (the “Regulation“) for public consultation. On 15 October 2021, the amendment entered into force. The amendment provides new provisions on electronic identity authentication and the qualified electronic certificate upload process for identity cards, thus making it possible to create an electronic signature by using an identity…

The General Court Underlines The Importance of Standstill Obligation Before Obtaining Merger Approval

October 2021 Authors: Natasa Pipan Nahtigal, Spela Remec In its recent judgement, the General Court confirmed the importance of observing the standstill obligation in mergers that are subject to approval by the competent competition authorities. The Court only slightly reduced the record-breaking gun-jumping fine imposed by the European Commission. A. What is gun-jumping and who needs to consider it? In order to ensure that the most important mergers will bring about welfare for the society or, at minimum, not have a negative effect on the competition on the market, such transactions are subject…

Construction of Llogara Tunnel

The Albanian Government has announced in June 2020 the construction of Llogara Tunnel.

Promotions at SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm

October 2021 SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm is glad to announce the promotion of Mia Kalas to the position of director and the appointment of Spela Remec and Miha Stravs to partners.  Recognising her leadership skills and commitment to the firm, Mia Kalas has been appointed as the fourth director, joining Nina Selih, Natasa Pipan Nahtigal, and Helena Butolen in managing, leading, and further developing one of the leading business law firms in Slovenia.  Spela Remec and Miha Stravs have been promoted to partnership. The promotion did not come only as a result of their talent and dedication,…

Saranda International Airport

October 2021 The Albanian Government has announced its plan for the construction of a new Airport in the Southern city of Saranda. Recently a call for bids was launched for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and transfer of Saranda International Airport (SIA). The investment shall be made through a concession/PPP contract of 35 years with a project estimated value of 34,320,000 Euro (VAT excluded). The opening of the bids has been currently set for 14 October 2021.

Polenak Law Firm Assisted a Client in a Dispute Adjudication Board Procedure

October 2021 Polenak Law Firm's team led by Kristijan Polenak - Managing Partner, and Aleksandar Dimic - Partner, assisted a public sector client in a Dispute Adjudication Board procedure concerning matters arising from an agreement based on the International Federation of Consulting Engineers’ (FIDIC) Conditions of Contract for Construction. The resolution of the matter was satisfactory for the client while the underlying project is expected to be completed in good faith and to the benefit of all the parties involved.  

SEE Legal Group Advised on Nomad Foods’ Acquisition UPDATE

October 2021 Nomad Foods Limited closed on 30 September 2021 the acquisition of Fortenova Group’s Frozen Food Business for an aggregate value of approximately EUR 615 million. Six SEE Legal member firms advised on this cross-border transaction besides Norton Rose Fulbright as the lead international counsel: Maric & Co. Law Firm (Bosnia & Herzegovina) whose team worked on the sell side, BDK Advokati (Serbia and Montenegro), Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka Law Firm (Croatia), SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm (Slovenia), KALO & ASSOCIATES (Kosovo) and Polenak Law Firm (North…

Understanding Cryptocurrency And Distributed Ledger Technology in the Albanian Legal Context

October 2021 Blockchain represents one of the 21st century’s most impactful inventions. In addition to creating cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, this technology enables smart contract functionality and supports decentralised, secure, and private transactions. By design, blockchains enable decentralised functionality for many of today’s business applications and transform traditional centralised information systems. In a few chapters, KALO & ASSOCIATES will summarise the legal and regulatory developments of crypto and blockchain in Albania by explaining what they are, what they are not,…

Beginning of the Sales Process of BETI d.d.

October 2021 The Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC) is initiating the sales process for the leading European manufacturer of special dyed and technical yarns, Beti d.d. The subject of the sales process is at least 86,7% of Beti’s equity and a majority of Beti’s financial liabilities which will be sold as a package. The equity stake is in 100% ownership of Mr. Viktor Kozjan and the claims by DUTB d.d. The deadline for submitting non-binding bids is 18 October 2021. In 2020, Beti had a net loss of EUR 53 000, which is the first net loss after 2013. The company's net sales revenues amounted…
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eSports in Serbia and Montenegro: Selected Legal Issues

October 2021 eSports is a fast-growing segment of the larger industry of video gaming, and with the ever-increasing viewership base, it threatens to surpass the popularity of traditional sports. There are various stakeholders involved, like game developers and publishers, event organisers, leagues, teams, players, streamers, and sponsors, and there is a multitude of legal matters to be considered when engaging with the industry. It is also reasonable to expect that the growing popularity will eventually lead to the regulation of the industry, similarly to its traditional counterpart. To the…

1.000 MW Photovoltaic Power Plants

October 2021 North Macedonia's state-owned electricity company ESM plans to build 1,000 MW of photovoltaic (PV) power capacity in the long term under a strategy to shift electricity generation to renewable sources. The photovoltaic power plants will be built either as direct investment by ESM or as part of a public-private partnership.