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Infrastructure & Projects Law Firm in Serbia

As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you to successfully handle complex infrastructure transactions and projects in time. Whether you are involved in projects related to health, education, waste & water, energy, defence, leisure, custodial & justice, IT/telecoms, public buildings, ports, rail, roads or aviation, you will get the legal advice you need from us. With over 200 lawyers working in this sector, we can support you in virtually any industry sector and any part of the world including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

We have delivered numerous deals in the infrastructure sector with a combined value of many billions of euros, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, including the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, infrastructure and utilities investments. If complex project financing is an issue, CMS is the right choice to facilitate solutions between sponsors, lenders and the capital markets. We have done so for international finance institutions such as EIB, EBRD or World Bank and for the most reputable commercial banks.

If you are an investor selling or buying an interest in a concession, a utility business or a PPP deal or if you bid for a contract, you need expert guidance through the complex bidding process. CMS has available experts in applicable national laws on concessions and public procurement. Finally you may want your advisor to help you avoid pitfalls of tax law or public accounting.

Our lawyers have expertise across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that make your risks manageable, obey your internal processes and optimise your returns. And if you are facing a potential dispute, we have the experts to support you through dispute resolution procedures or litigation action.

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Co-operation between the public and the private sector in building and running infrastructure facilities or offering public services often takes place

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09/04/2024
The sum of parts: Registered design for segments of towers found valid...
BackgroundTA Towers ApS (“TA Towers”), a company based in Denmark, is the holder of the below registered Community design relating to goods for building materials, specifically, ‘building materials...
23/02/2024
The CBAM – what is it and how will it affect the market?
Regulation (EU) 2023/956 establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) entered into force on 17 May 2023. The implementation of the CBAM has been divided into a transitional period (from 1...
25/01/2024
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2023/2024
Despite geopolitical tensions, fears of recession and strong inflationary pressures across the EU, as well as the fiscal tightening needed to contain them, M&A in the CEE region has remained reasonably buoyant. Findings from the CMS Emer­ging Europe M&A 2023/24 report, published in cooperation with EMIS, demonstrate the resilience of the Emerging Europe deals market as activity holds firm against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and strong inflationary pressures. Welcome to the 2023/24 edition of the Emerging Europe report.
19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
15/05/2023
CMS advises NLB Group
Published on 15 May 2023CMS has advised NLB Komercijalna banka a.d. Beograd and NLB d.d. Ljubljana, both members of the largest banking and financial group in Slovenia, NLB Group, on the financing of the reconstruction of Sava Center, the largest congress venue in Southeast Europe. This iconic Belgrade landmark, officially opened in 1977 and host to numerous large-scale events and performances, has recently been acquired by Delta Holding and is embarking on a new era with the start of its reconstruction in 2021. The CMS Belgrade team, led by partners Ivan Gazdić and Milica Popović and including senior attorneys Ksenija Boreta, Jovana Bingulac and Sandra Miljanić, as well as members of the CMS International Finance team based in Bucharest, led by partner Ana Radnev, have provided full legal support in the preparation of finance documents for the EUR 55 million loan. The reconstruction of the 100,000 square meter building is taking place in two parallel phases, with the first expected to be completed by November 2023 and the second in the first half of 2024. The investment will amount to over EUR 100 million, a part of which is financed through the loan granted by NLB Group. This loan continues to strengthen NLB Group’s position as a leading financial institution in the SEE region. We extend our congratulations to all parties involved in this significant project for Serbia!
13/04/2023
CMS series: At CEEnter stage
Our engaging podcast and video series, "At CEEntre Stage," is a valuable resource for professionals and legal advisors seeking in-depth insights into various Corporate and M&A topics. Our series caters to diverse businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, providing comprehensive coverage of the ongoing challenges they face. Half-hour moderated discussions with legal experts and industry leaders allow us to gain valuable insights into their vision for the future, the challenges they face, and ways to improve their businesses. We also provide guidance on navigating legal complexities and avoiding potential traps, ensuring our listeners receive contextualized insights into the region's distinctive business landscape and regulatory environment. Our comprehensive coverage of various industries and their ongoing challenges makes "At CEEntre Stage" an essential resource for staying ahead of the curve in today's fast-paced economy. The podcast covers relevant Corporate and M&A topics from W&I insurances, FDI to ESOP, joint ventures, financing and ESG. Tune in to "At CEEntre Stage" today and stay informed on the latest insights and trends in the world of corporate law and M&A.
04/04/2023
CMS Belgrade advises Hansgrohe on the development of its new factory in...
Published on 05/04/2023Hans­grohe, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of faucets and showers, is investing EUR 85 million in its state-of-the-art production facility in Valjevo, Serbia, with a planned start of operations in mid-2023. This new production facility, covering an area of 35,000 square meters, will be the largest investment in the 120-year-long history of Hansgrohe. The new production facility in Serbia is planned as one of the most modern manufacturing sites in Europe. Hansgrohe owns five other production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. Our team of expert lawyers, led by Maja Stepanović, Corporate/M&A Law Partner, and Ivan Gazdić, Partner and Head of Infrastructure & Projects and Real Estate & Construction, has provided Hansgrohe with full legal support throughout the entire process related to this foreign direct investment, including state aid application and agreement, incorporation process, land acquisition, construction contract preparation, management contracts, health and safety matters, and other related matters. We congratulate Hansgrohe on this significant investment in Serbia and our team of dedicated lawyers who will continue to provide the highest level of legal support for the project in Serbia.
04/04/2023
European Commission amends Article 102 TFEU guidance paper and announces...
In 2008, the Commission adopted its Guidance on the Commission`s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty (now Article 102 TFEU) to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings...
03/04/2023
Rigorous European legislation bringing clarity on proper green communication
Environmental awareness and sustainability have been subjects of intense discussions since they are of growing importance to individuals in their daily decisions. Because this dimension of economic competition...
28/03/2023
European Parliament and Council ready to start negotiations on EU Data...
In February 2022 the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Data Act, which – if adopted - will introduce a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the...
20/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Considerations for patentees in opting...
So far in this series of blog posts, we began with an article that highlighted some of the key changes between the current European system of patent prosecution and enforcement and the new Unitary Patent...
09/03/2023
Security for costs in enforcement proceedings in Germany – The German Federal...
Pursuant to Sec. 110 of the German Civil Procedure Code (ZPO), claimants who do not have their habitual place of residence in a member state of the EU/the EEA can be ordered to provide security for the...