Latest M&A Trends in Southeast Europe

The SEE Legal Corporate and M&A Practice Group partners, joined by Ileana Antypas and William Wells of Rothschild & Co will discuss the latest M&A trends in the SEE region.

What Issues are the Companies Facing during Remote Work?

The SEE Legal Employment & Immigration Practice Group and ALRUD’s Labour and Employment Practice join forces to present and discuss the most challenging issues that companies based in Southeast Europe and Russia are facing during remote work. The discussion will be split over two webinars taking place on Tuesday, 15th June and Thursday, 17th June 2021. The first webinar on Tuesday, 15th June will cover the jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia. If your company is based in any of these countries, please feel free to register…

Webinar on International and Turkish Perspectives on Third Party Funding

Please join Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli Attorneys at Law for a webinar tomorrow, 22nd January 2021 exploring international and Turkish perspectives on third party funding. The webinar will feature presentations from Duncan Speller and Jonathan Lim of WilmerHale, Sumru Akter of Omni Bridgeway and Tuvan Yalım of Kabine. Okan Demirkan of KDK will moderate the session. The topics of presentations are: Recent developments in the legal framework for third party funding: Growth and opportunities Counsel’s perspectives on obtaining third party funding and working with third party funders Securing…

GDPR’s First Two Years – Guideline for Serbia’s DP Practitioners

BDK Advokati’s senior associate Milica Basta spoke at the online conference “Data Protection – 2020” hosted by the agency Forum Media from Belgrade.

Kristijan Polenak Participated in AmCham’s 20th Annual General Assembly

enak Law Firm’s managing partner, Kristijan Polenak, AmCham Founder/Ex-officio, took part in a panel discussion “20 Years Building Connections” at AmCham’s 20th Annual General Assembly, sharing insights in AmCham’s past, present and future, and portraying two decades of remarkable history of events and accomplishments.

Young ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Centre) 4th Future Arbitration Counsel Moot

In the 4th Future Arbitration Counsel Moot organised by Young ISTAC, approximately 50 different teams from eight different cities of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus competed in online hearings. On 26 July 2020, Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli's partner Okan Demirkan was among the members of the tribunal of the final hearing. Please click for watching the final hearing and award ceremony at (in Turkish).  

Challenges in Implementation of the Staff Leasing Act

BDK Advokati hosted a workshop on the Serbian Staff Leasing Act (“Act“) that came into force on 3 March 2020. Senior associate Nikola Cincovic and associate Marija Gligorevic led the workshop that was attended by the representatives of companies who were eager to hear about the specifics of the new legislation and discuss the challenges of its future implementation.

Data Protection in the Education Sector

BDK's senior associate Milica Basta participated in the International Symposium for Directors of Primary and Secondary Schools, organised by the publishing company Klett from Belgrade. The event took place on 27-29 February 2020 in Vrnjačka Banja, and gathered almost 400 school directors from Serbia and Montenegro.

Presentation on New Rules on Equity Incentives in Serbia

BDK Advokati’s managing partner Tijana Kojovic and senior associate Tomislav Popovic, an expert in corporate and tax laws, spoke to the representatives of some 20 start-ups and MSEs on the new rules of the Serbian Companies’ Act regarding equity incentives in limited liability companies. The event was hosted by ICT Hub.

Balkan Legal Forum is Celebrating its 20-Year Anniversary with a Special Edition on Legal Practice Transformation

The 20-year Anniversary of the Balkan Legal Forum ("BLF") of the International Bar Association will be held on 11th and 12th June 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our special focus will be put on the legal practice transformation, applying the lessons we learned from the past 20 years and discussing the challenges that we are going to face in the next 20 years.

AmCham Roundtable on Judicial Practice in Commercial Matters

Tijana Kojovic, managing partner of BDK Advokati, co-moderated with Milan Lazic, partner in Karanovic & Partners, the AmCham Roundtable on Judicial Practice in Commercial Practice. The participants to the roundtable were Nela Kuburovic, the Minister of Justice, Vesna Lazarevic, Deputy President of the Administrative Court, Radmila Obucina, President of the Commercial Court of Appeals, Jovan Jovanovic, President of the Commercial Court in Belgrade, and Tatjana Jeremic, President of the Second Basic Court in Belgrade. The event was attended by representatives of the judiciary, lawyers and members of the business community.

KDK’s Competition Law Counsel Neyzar Unubol Discussed Abuse of the Dominant Position

In the second session of the Fundamental Competition Law Training Seminar, held by Istanbul Bar Association Consumer Rights and Competition Law Center on 14 December 2019, KDK’s Competition Law Counsel Neyzar Unubol made a presentation on Abuse of the Dominant Position.