KSEL Advokati is an independent Belgrade based law firm founded by Selma Mujezinović and Ksenija Sorajic Baković. After pursuing careers in a local and international professional environment Selma and Ksenija decided to establish a law firm focusing both on contentious and non-contentious matters thus providing a wide range of services relevant to the protection of business interests of clients. The proven track record of KSEL Advokati spans several decades of achievements in implementation of groundbreaking solutions and complex litigation in the field of commercial law. KSEL Advokati is organized as a joint law office where principals and members share the same values and culture enabling a seamless and fully integrated delivery of services to both local and international clients. At KSEL Advokati we practice blameless problem solving, we are performance-driven, we celebrate success, we have fun and we maintain the highest professional integrity. Our core values enable us to provide the best possible solutions tailor-made to serve the needs of our clients.
KSEL Advokati have many years of experience in providing legal advice in various areas, such as corporate and commercial law, competition law, property law relations, investment construction and in the resolving of various types of disputes. We have advised a large number of domestic and foreign clients, from the moment of the foundation of companies, through their daily business activities, as well as in the preparation and delivery of legal analysis and opinions. We also represent the interests and rights of clients before the competent courts and state bodies.Read more
The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted a new Law on the Protection of Business Secrets (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 53/2021), which entered into force on June 5, 2021 (hereinafter: the “Law”). The Law harmonizes, among other things, the system of protection of business secrets with the relevant regulations of the European Union. As stated in the explanation of the Law, the new Law should deter competition from illegal acquisition, use and disclosure of business secrets.
The Law regulates the establishment, management and administration, content, manner of use, and other issues of importance for the management of the Register of Administrative Procedures (hereinafter: the “Register”). The Register will cover all administrative procedures for citizens and business entities by January 1, 2025 at the latest. The Register provides an opportunity to obtain information on the manner of submitting the request, necessary documentation, deadlines for resolving the request, total costs, and all other necessary elements of the procedure, in a fast and clear manner. Also, the Register provides the possibility to download and electronically fill in the application form with the competent administrative body. Therefore, whether it is a matter of obtaining an excerpt from the registry book or a necessary building permit, the Register contains all the data on necessary documentation for obtaining them, which enables easier business and easier communication with the management.
In February 2021, the Commission extended the ex officio investigation proceeding to Gigatron export-import, Tehnomedia centar, Emmezeta Srbija and XLS Belgrade. The Commission, by analyzing the prices of certain consumer electronics products, established that Tesla brand products are offered at identical or almost identical prices, which the Commission already had in mind when initiating proceedings against Comtrade Distribution.
In 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Archive Material and Archive Activities (the “Law”), which application began on 2 February 2021.
This Law introduces in a new way the obligations for entities that create archive material and documentary material, meaning that a distinction between archive material and documentary material is made. Documentation that is permanently kept, which is significant for culture, art, science, education, and other social areas and which is defined as such in the list of categories of archive material and documentary material with retention periods is called archive material. Documentation that does not have to be kept permanently and that can be destroyed, after the expiration of the validity period provided for in the list of categories, is called documentary material. Also, the term archival book is regulated, which represents the basic records on the entire archive material and documentary material created in the work process of the company.
The most recent legal framework regulating the privatization process in the Republic of Serbia was adopted in 2014. Certain changes have subsequently occurred in the sense that now the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia has a key role in the implementation of the process. The Ministry inter alia implements the privatization process, controls the privatization process, sells public capital expressed in shares or stakes. The Ministry also performs other tasks in accordance with the Privatization Law and relevant secondary legislation.
In order to be able to stay in the Republic of Serbia for a period longer than 90 days, it is necessary that a foreign citizen has obtained a temporary residence permit, permanent residence or visa for longer residence on the basis of employment (Visa D).
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