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Resisting an Extradition – the firm successfully represents a private client before the Court of Appeal

Sector: Extradition; Regulatory; International law

Practice Area: Dispute Resolution, Private Client

In what was a rare case of the Appellate Court ruling in the favour of the defendant and quashing the First Instance Court on the merits, the firm successfully represented a private client – a shareholder of an international trading company – who was facing an unjustified extradition request from a CIS country.  In May 2023, following what is a strong practice of deferral to reasons provided by the requesting states, the First instance Court – High Court in Belgrade, Special Department for Organized Crime, issued an extradition order.  Following this, the firm appeared before the Court of Appeal, and raised a number of arguments why the extradition request was legally unsound and that the conditions for extradition have not been met.  The firm argued that the first instance decision was contrary to the Constitution, legal order of the Republic of Serbia and the generally accepted rules of international law. The decision of the Court of Appeal reiterated the importance of one of the mandatory conditions for extradition – duality of the criminal offence in both legal systems – and that the condition cannot be interpreted loosely, so that mere regulatory misdemeanours cannot be elevated to the level of criminal offence based on the practice of the requesting state.   

12th Annual Investment Meeting in Abu Dhabi

Area: Conference, Investment, Business

The firm had the pleasure to attend the 12th Annual Investment Meeting this May organized by the AIM Foundation, and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

The conference afforded opportunities for engaging discussions with respect to a variety of topics and investment opportunities – especially in the start-up, energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors – across the globe.

The firm also participated in the focused Credit Management & NPL Forum of the conference, organized by the DDC Financial Group, which allowed for interesting discussions concerning opportunities and challenges of investing in distressed assets and non-performing loans.

Issue of UK patents & successful milestone in tech JV

Sector: Start-ups & Venture Capital, Energy

Practice Area: Commercial & Corporate

The firm advised a Swiss and Serbian-based JV with respect to a technology start-up joint venture set up for the commercialization of certain energy sector technologies on a global scale.

After successfully closing the JV structure and incorporating the collaboration agreement, as well as implementing asset transfers concerning various IP, the firm advised, in cooperation with the Patent Attorneys in the relevant jurisdiction, the parties on a UK Patent application.

In accordance with the JV milestones, the relevant applicants were granted a UK Patent with respect to the technologies covered by the collaboration and have successfully completed a major milestone in their collaboration agreement.

Tomanovic Law Firm has advised on a number of commercial and corporate aspects, including cross-border tax matters, and was assisted by the cooperating law firms from Switzerland and the UK.

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