Foreign Investors Council (FIC), established in 2002 as a promoter of the investment conducive business environment and solid business ethics, connecting more than 130 members with investments over EUR 23.5 billion, more than 97,000 employees in Serbia, direct contribution of 18% to the GDP in 2013 and significantly higher indirect impact on the economy through their value-added chains, has appointed Igor Živkovski, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Senior Associate to the position of Vice President of its Legal Committee. Mihajlo Živković, Societe Generale Banka Srbija Corporate Collection Department Manager, was appointed President.
Legal Committee is one of eight overall and four cross sectoral FIC committes, gathering members’ representatives eager to engage in analyzing regulatory areas of their interest, initiate advocacy for the improvement of business framework and monitor implementation of laws. Main Legal Committee activities are to establishing platform for fruitful and regular communication with the authorities, which enables early access to the draft legislation as well as first hand information on recently enacted legislation, to provide analysis of regulatory framework and draft legislation and formulation of proposals for their improvement (i.e. Position Papers), to share positive practice and experience and to promote of FIC views to the stakeholder community.
Živković Samardžić is one of the Serbia’s leading full-service independent law firms providing top quality legal service to a diverse range of international and national clients, from SME to Global 500 companies. Igor Živkovski, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Senior Associate, graduated at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in 2010 and is with Živković Samardžić since 2013, after two years with a reputable law firm in Belgrade and six months internship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He specializes in Corporate and M&A. Moreover, Igor is an experienced Tax Lawyer.
For more information on FIC Legal Committee activities and the full list its members, please follow this link.