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06
Jun

Novak Vujicic, an associate of Belgrade Office of Specht & Partner (Samardzic in cooperation with Specht & Partner), presented a paper titled, “Trademark Infringement on Social Networks“ at the annual academic conference series "Intellectual Property and Internet", organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry. In addition to legal practice in which ...

06
Feb

The ruling of Chamber for Commercial Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated August 16, 2016 overturned a ruling of the lower courts (state arbitrazh courts) that had dismissed the claim of the public joint-stock company National Bank ”TRUST“ in a case brought against the Cyprus company Phosint Limited. The case concerned the validity of an arbitration ...

19
Jan

On 1 September 2015 the Federal Law No. 242-FZ of July 21, 2014 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation to clarify the procedure for personal data processing in information and telecommunication networks” (the “Law”) came into force. The Law obliges operators to store collected personal data of Russian citizens within the territory of the Russian Federation. The ...

24
Okt

On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Specht & Partner will participate in the JUS Success16 to take place at Juridicum at the University of Vienna Law School. We are particularly pleased to welcome special guests of our firm who will be available to chat with students in our lounge: BRIGITTE EDERER, ÖBB Supervisory Board HEINZ SOMMERBAUER, CEO Austro-Control ...

06
Jun

We're moving! As of Monday, June 13, 2016 the Vienna office of Specht & Partner will be operating from a new location: Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH Rooseveltplatz 4-5 / 8 1090 Vienna AUSTRIA (fax, tel and email addresses will remain the same). The new offices are walking distance from our former location right next to the Votive Church. We can still easily be reached with ...

09
Mai

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 Edition has listed Specht & Partner Belgrade office again in the practice area Real Estate and Construction. Dušan Rakitić, the managing partner of the Belgrade Office, and Milica Samardžić, junior partner, have been recognised as advisors on strategically important projects, such as the construction of a EUR 300m sustainable energy generation facility. Both are described as ...

07
Dez

The subject decisions of the Administrative Court of the Republic of Serbia highlight the obligation not only of the Tax Authority, but also of other administrative public authorities to act within prescribed terms. In fact, the Court has taken the stance requiring that whenever there is a deadline set precisely by the Law for an administrative public authority to issue ...

07
Dez

In several rulings issued since September of 2015, Administrative Court of the Republic of Serbia has determined unlawful practice of Serbian Tax Authority in regard to determination and collection of “Solidarity Tax” pursuant to the Law on Deduction of Net Earnings of Persons in Public Sector (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No. 108/2013) (hereinafter: the Law on “Solidarity ...

13
Okt

Since 1 September 2015 natural persons in Hungary have a way to settle debts under the law. The procedure is advantageous for persons and families who have financial problems and want to escape the debt trap and restore their liquidity, while protecting themselves from creditors. The aim of the new regulation is to help such people settle their debts within ...

21
Jul

Shortly before end of 2014, Serbian National Assembly adopted new Energy Law (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” no.145/2014, “Energy Law”), the main feature of which was, as we noted in the December edition of Client Alert, the harmonisation of Serbian energy legislation with the Third Energy Package of the EU. The subject matter of this Legal Insight shall, ...