Karanovic & Partners has announced the withdrawal of Founding Partners Patricia Gannon and Dejan Nikolic, after a prolonged process.
Gannon and Nikolic were two of then-Karanovic & Nikolic's founding partners, back in Belgrade, in 1995, and have been with the firm since.
In a short statement released to the media, Karanovic & Partners explained that "both Dejan and Patricia have played a vital role in contributing to the immense success of the firm over the past 25 years. Dejan led the firm’s expansion strategy throughout the former Yugoslavia to what it has become today - the leading regional legal practice. Patricia brought to the firm the internationalism it needed, and we acknowledge her vision, integrity, and business strategy, which led us to where we are today. Recent years have seen Dejan focusing on disciplinary role and activities in the Belgrade Bar Association and Patricia focusing on matters related to her International Bar Association role and activities, developing startups and scale ups, and impact consulting and VC development, in addition to supporting and advising more women in business support networks."
"We applaud our founding partners for their lifelong contributions," the firm concluded, "and wish them both the very best in their future careers."