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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!  
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.
CMS Com­pet­i­tion team from CEE made their mark at the in­ter­na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion...
The team of six com­pet­i­tion law­yers from CEE shared the ex­per­i­ence from their re­spect­ive coun­tries on the top­ic of ex­change of sens­it­ive in­form­a­tion
CMS Bel­grade and CMS Podgor­ica sup­port Hys­tead Lim­ited in the sale of Delta...
Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful sale of Delta City shop­ping mall in Bel­grade Ser­bia, Hys­tead Lim­ited, a Lon­don-based com­pany and in­vestor in the West­ern Balkans, has signed an agree­ment to sell Delta City Mall in Podgor­ica, Montenegro to Is­raeli com­pany BIG Shop­ping Centres. Delta City Podgor­ica is the largest shop­ping mall in Podgor­ica and one of the most de­veloped com­mer­cial fa­cil­it­ies in Montenegro. The trans­ac­tion value is EUR 95 mil­lion. Hav­ing ad­vised Hys­tead Lim­ited in the sale of Delta City Bel­grade, CMS Bel­grade has been en­gaged again, to­geth­er with CMS Podgor­ica, to provide leg­al as­sist­ance in the di­vest­ment of Delta City Podgor­ica. Full leg­al sup­port in ne­go­ti­ations and struc­tur­ing of the trans­ac­tion and sign­ing of the sales agree­ment has been provided by the team of CMS ex­perts led by part­ners Maja Stepan­ović (Cor­por­ate/M&A) and Milica Pop­ović (Bank­ing & Fin­ance). Oth­er team mem­bers in­cluded part­ner Ivan Gazdić (Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion) and at­tor­ney Tamara Samardžija (Cor­por­ate/M&A).
CMS strengthens its lead­er­ship team in CEE
Nedeljko Vel­is­avljević pro­moted to CEE Part­ner
CMS ap­points Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­ficer
Frank­furt, 11 Janu­ary 2022
New Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or for CMS
Frank­furt, 29 Ju­ly 2021
Astrid Valek has taken over the man­age­ment of both Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment...
Since spring 2021, CMS Aus­tria has been present­ing it­self un­der the motto Fu­ture Fa­cing as part of a new glob­al CMS strategy. Astrid Valek, who joins CMS Aus­tria in a dual lead­er­ship po­s­i­tion, will play...
Es­th­er Brand­ner-Richter en­trus­ted with CMS hu­man re­sources man­age­ment for...
As an in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial law firm, CMS provides com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice and ac­cord­ingly also sup­ports cli­ents in all fu­ture is­sues. Es­th­er Brand­ner-Richter re­cently took over as Head of Hu­man Re­sources...
CMS named CEE Law Firm of the Year at Cham­bers Europe Awards 2021
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been named CEE Law Firm of the Year at the Cham­bers Europe Awards, where CMS has once again been re­cog­nised as the lead­ing law firm in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe. The Cham­bers...
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
The Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist: Cent­ral and East­ern Europe show­cases the lead­ing prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing in a broad sweep of coun­tries, stretch­ing from Aus­tria and Po­land to the Balt­ic Na­tions and down to Ser­bia...
The State of the Montenegrin State Aid Con­trol Re­gime
Montenegro first in­tro­duced a State aid con­trol frame­work in 2011 in pre­par­a­tion for ini­ti­at­ing the EU ac­ces­sion pro­cess. Al­most ten years later, as the can­did­ate coun­try cur­rently fur­thest along its...