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17/11/2022
Mar­ija Marošan, seni­or ex­pert for real es­tate and con­struc­tion, pro­moted...
The co-Head of the Real Es­tate and Con­struc­tion prac­tice at CMS Bel­grade and CMS Podgor­ica, Mar­ija Marošan, has been pro­moted to Coun­sel after more than 12 years of ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies on real es­tate and con­struc­tion law mat­ters. Mar­ija Marošan star­ted her leg­al ca­reer after ob­tain­ing her mas­ter’s de­gree in Land Man­age­ment from Kunglinga Tekniska Hög­skolan in Stock­holm, in a reput­able law of­fice in Bel­grade. Since join­ing the team of CMS in Bel­grade in 2013, she has been provid­ing leg­al sup­port to pre-em­in­ent cli­ents on some of the largest and highly com­plex and sens­it­ive real es­tate and en­ergy pro­jects both in Ser­bia and in Montenegro. Her ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in­cludes ad­vising cli­ents on the prop­erty de­vel­op­ment, sales and ac­quis­i­tions, leas­ing, con­struc­tion (in­clud­ing zon­ing, per­mit­ting, FID­IC and oth­er forms of con­struc­tion con­tracts), con­ver­sion, etc.  Mar­ija also has an ex­tens­ive track re­cord with re­new­able en­ergy and in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects both in Ser­bia and in Montenegro and has ad­vised nu­mer­ous cli­ents re­gard­ing real es­tate and reg­u­lat­ory as­pects of the de­vel­op­ment, op­er­a­tion, and fin­an­cing of re­new­able en­ergy and in­fra­struc­ture fa­cil­it­ies, en­ergy ef­fi­ciency pro­jects, PPPs. Her ad­mir­able work and ded­ic­a­tion to provid­ing ex­cel­lent ser­vice to cli­ents and her out­stand­ing ex­pert­ise have led to her be­com­ing the co-Head of the Real Es­tate and Con­struc­tion prac­tice at CMS Bel­grade and a very prom­in­ent mem­ber of the En­ergy and Cli­mate Change team. She shares her ex­pert­ise and know-how and provides in­valu­able sup­port to the CMS team in North Mace­do­nia in ad­vising on com­plex mat­ters of law rel­ev­ant to vari­ous re­new­able en­ergy pro­jects. We are proud to an­nounce this new step in Mar­ija’s ca­reer and wish her con­tin­ued growth and suc­cess with­in the CMS fam­ily!  
15/11/2022
CMS Podgor­ica and Bel­grade team has provided sup­port to UGT Re­new­ables...
UGT Re­new­ables, one of the largest US sol­ar en­ergy and stor­age de­velopers, has signed an agree­ment on co­oper­a­tion with Montenegro’s EP­CG. They will jointly de­vel­op a large-scale sol­ar en­ergy pro­ject in Montenegro. In this and oth­er pro­jects, UGT Re­new­ables will be as­sisted by its stra­tegic part­ner Hy­undai En­gin­eer­ing, the South Korean en­gin­eer­ing, pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion com­pany that is ex­pand­ing from the con­ven­tion­al en­ergy sec­tor to the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor. CMS Podgor­ica and Bel­grade team has been sup­port­ing UGT Re­new­ables in this pro­ject and has provided ad­vice on all leg­al as­pects rel­ev­ant to the joint de­vel­op­ment agree­ment with EP­CG in Montenegro. The agree­ment was signed by Adam Cortese, the CEO of UGT Re­new­ables, and Milutin Djukan­ović, the Pres­id­ent of the Board of Dir­ect­ors of EP­CG. The sign­ing ce­re­mony in Podgor­ica was at­ten­ded by out­go­ing Prime Min­is­ter of Montenegro Drit­an Abazović, US Am­bas­sad­or to Montenegro, H.E. Judy Rising Reinke, and many oth­ers.The core CMS team as­sist­ing UGT Re­new­ables with this green en­ergy pro­ject in Montenegro con­sisted of seni­or at­tor­neys Tamara Ze­jak and Tamara Samardžija, headed by Man­aging Part­ner Ra­divo­je Pet­rikić.
29/09/2022
European Com­mis­sion pro­poses emer­gency mar­ket in­ter­ven­tion to tackle high...
On 14 Septem­ber 2022, the European Com­mis­sion (“Com­mis­sion”) pub­lished a pro­pos­al for a Coun­cil Reg­u­la­tion on an emer­gency in­ter­ven­tion to ad­dress high en­ergy prices (“Pro­pos­al”). This emer­gency...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
10/08/2022
En­ergy – pun­it­ive in­terest where there is “Sig­ni­fic­ant Con­nec­tion with...
Sum­mary The Late Pay­ment of Com­mer­cial Debts (In­terest) Act 1998 im­plies a term in Eng­lish law con­tracts for the sup­ply of goods and/or ser­vices in the event of late pay­ment by the pur­chaser.  This ‘stat­utory...
04/07/2022
Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals and Re­act­ive Leg­al Lim­it­a­tions Per­vade the...
On 24 June 2022, the 53 Con­tract­ing Parties of the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT), a key mul­ti­lat­er­al treaty pro­tect­ing cross-bor­der en­ergy in­vest­ments that was ori­gin­ally con­cluded in 1991, reached a tent­at­ive...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
26/05/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
20/05/2022
Amended IC­SID Rules to enter in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber States of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (IC­SID) ad­op­ted a com­pre­hens­ive set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bit­ra­tion and con­cili­ation rules (“IC­SID...
21/04/2022
En­ergy: Con­sequences of not ex­er­cising an op­tion
In Thurcroft Power Lim­ited v. Volta En­ergy Group Lim­ited [2022] EWHC 338 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that an op­tion agree­ment con­cern­ing the early stages of a bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment did...
08/04/2022
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence – a step...
The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence (the “CSDD Pro­pos­al”), pub­lished on 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, aims to im­pose ob­lig­a­tions on com­pan­ies, their sub­si­di­ar­ies and their value chains...