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If you have also made Serbia an investment target, then you are certainly already aware of the numerous political and economic reforms implemented in recent years which have brought the country closer to the EU and have removed barriers to investment. And also that these reforms have led to the privatisation of state-owned enterprises and a gradual harmonisation of Serbian legislation with EU law. What you were possibly not aware of is that CMS was involved in this process in an advisory and developmental role, for example in the drafting and implementation of the new provisions and accompanying regulations of Serbian corporate law. It is also worth mentioning here that we are also involved in the area of "foreign direct investments" in Serbia.

What makes all of this possible is our long-term presence in Serbia, since 2000, with a legal team which now numbers 25 and provides comprehensive legal advisory services. We advise our clients, amongst others, on corporate law, privatisation, tax, competition, energy and media law. We are also regularly called on for advice on banking and finance, property financing, life sciences, restructuring & insolvency, renewable energies, construction industry law, as well as automotive, tourism and agro sciences law.

The aforementioned developments that have taken place in Serbia have opened up many new areas of expertise which we were able to embrace from the very start due to our focus as a full-service law firm with an international network. This market continues to have a very attractive potential for growth and whether you are a local or international investor, we can advise and support you in all the relevant specialist areas relating to the implementation of your projects.

Thanks to many years' experience in the Serbian market and our excellent contacts in the local economy, with the local authorities and government ministries, there is a strong possibility that we are also the ideal legal advisor for you. If you would like to learn more about our firm, do not hesitate to get in touch with us any time, by contacting us online, by email or telephone.

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