Possible Sale of Telekom

January 2022 There have been several attempts to sell the state’s share in the telecommunications operator Telekom Slovenije, but they have all fallen through and the state still owns a 73.5% share of the company. The Annual Capital Assets Management Plan for 2022, recently prepared by the state’s capital assets manager Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) and sent to the government for approval, mentions the adoption of a decision regarding the capital investment in Telekom among the most important activities in 2022. It also plans to conduct an analysis of the industry, the competition, possible…

HCC’s Interim Report of the Sector Inquiry Into Fintech

January 2022 Author: Ifigeneia Argyri, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm On 22 December 2021, the Hellenic Competition Commission (‘HCC’) published the Interim Report[1] of the Sector Inquiry (‘SI’) initiated pursuant to article 40 of Law 3959/2011, on the financial technologies sector[2] (‘FinTech’). This was in cooperation with the Bank of Greece (BoG), further to a public consultation on October 30th, 2020, and the sending of an online questionnaire to 153 companies active in the provision of the financial technologies sector, both traditional (i.e. banks) and start-up providers. Whilst…

5G Network Development

November 2021 The Government of Serbia should open an auction to award licenses to 5G network operators, during the first half of 2022. Three bidders for the development of the 5G network have been mentioned in public: Telekom Serbia, Telenor (PPF Group), and A1. Telekom Serbia already secured EUR 70 million from the European Investment Bank for the development of the 5G network. It is unclear how many licenses will the state issue.

Sale Of A Software Development Company

September 2021 Sale of 25% of equity shareholding of a software development company with a focus and expertise in building and developing digital identity, identity verification, and user data protection. The owners aim to establish a partnership with financial and/or strategic investor in order to, among other, further develop the business and expand into new markets.

The SEE Legal Group and its Member Firms Top-ranked by Chambers Europe 2021

For the first time, the publishers of Chambers Europe guide have decided to rank the Leading regional law firm networks in Central and Eastern Europe in separate bands. 

The SEE Legal Group Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global 2021

The SEE Legal Group and its members are proud to announce that the SEE Legal Group is the only regional legal network in Central and Eastern Europe that has received the prestigious Band 1 ranking by Chambers Global 2021.

Procedures and Principles for Social Network Providers in Turkey

To clarify the scope and implementation of the obligations set out under Law No. 5651, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority published its Decree of 29 September 2020 on the “Procedures and Principles for Social Network Providers”.

BDK Advokati on Telecoms and Media

BDK Advokati has once again contributed to the Getting the Deal Through Serbia chapter on Telecoms and Media. The chapter, authored by partner Bogdan Ivanisevic, consultant Pablo Perez Laya and junior associate Zorana Brujic, contains an in-depth legal analysis on the telecom and media sectors in the country.

The SEE Legal Member Firms Top-ranked Individually by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 Edition

All 10 SEE Legal member firms are highly ranked individually in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. In total 44 Tier 1 ratings were received by the ten members of the Group, including some of the most key areas of law such as Banking & Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, EU and Competition, Projects, Real Estate and Construction. A total of 16 partners from five SEE Legal member firms were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. In addition, 19 SEE Legal Next Generation Lawyers were outlined in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

BC Partners Pens Contract To Buy United Group From KKR

BC Partners, a leading international investment firm, signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in United Group B.V. from KKR which is to remain a minority stakeholder. This is an important event on the South-East European market given that United Group provides broadcasting and distribution services to more than 1.8 billion customers in the region and employs over 3400 people. In its official statement, BC Partners expressed excitement about the transaction and commitment to further invest in United Group’s growth. The closing of the deal is subject to standard regulatory approvals. BDK…

BDK Held a Session on GDPR and Serbian Media

On August 20, 2018, Bogdan Ivanisevic, Head of Data Protection practice at SEE Legal's Serbian member BDK Advokati, held a session on “GDPR and Serbian media” for the participants in the “Strengthening Media Systems” project. The event was hosted by ICT Hub, in its Belgrade office. ICT Hub in partnership with USAID has launched a media accelerator to reinforce the capacities and boost the initiatives of local media entities that have a record of independent and objective reporting. The entities included in the accelerator are: Vreme weekly magazine, Danas daily newspaper, BIRN media network,…

BDK Advokati Contribute to Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media

BDK Advokati gave overview of the Serbian regulatory framework concerning telecoms and media in Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media. The analysis was authored by Bogdan Ivanisevic, Pablo Perez Laya and Zorana Brujic. Telecoms In the summary of the regulatory framework for the telecoms sector in Serbia, the authors focused on the Electronic Communications Act as the key piece of legislation. They explained the institutional structure and competencies of relevant state bodies, including: the Government of Serbia, the Ministry in charge of the telecommunication and information society…