The White Book 2019, a Foreign Investors Council’s publication and a proclamation of the private sector on the business climate in Serbia, was presented on November 13, 2019 at the event gathering the highest Government officials, including the Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and representatives of stakeholder community.
Published yearly since 2003, the White Book is a transparent Foreign Investors Council’s platform for dialogue with the authorities and a practical set of recommendations to the authorities. Its goal is to enable removing unneeded barriers and make doing business in Serbia easier, thus enabling better inflow of investments. It is promoted every year in the fourth quarter at the prestigious high-level event.
Foreign Investors Council is a business association of the leading foreign investors that are present in Serbia. From a group of 14 major foreign investors which founded the association with the support of the OECD in 2002, Foreign Investors Council continues to expand, gathering over 120 members with investments of over EUR 33 billion and more than 100,000 employees in Serbia.
Živković Samardžić, one of the Serbia’s leading full-service independent law firms, is a proud Foreign Investors Council’s member and our lawyers have contributed to the White Book 2019. Introduction to the Legal Framework, Law on Business Companies, Law on the Central Register of Temporary Restriction of Rights and Law on the Central Register of Beneficial Owners chapters of the White Book 2019 were authored by Igor Živkovski, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Partner and President of Foreign Investors Council’s Legal Committee, while the Law on Whistleblowers, Transport, Employment of Foreign Nationals and Labour – Suspension from Work, Disciplinary Action and Termination of Employment chapters were authored by Ana Popović, Živković Samardžić Employment Partner. Sava Pavlović, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Senior Associate, authored the Public-Private Partnership chapter.
The White Book 2019 is available for download at the Foreign Investors Council’s web site.