Former Karanovic & Partners Partner Patricia Gannon has announced the establishment of Gannon Advisory, which she describes as "a holistic strategic advisory business."
Gannon was one of the Founding Partners of Karanovic Nikolic, now Karanovic & Partners, which, in the intervening 25 years — and now with over 200 people — has become the largest regional firm in the former Yugoslavia. In September, Karanovic & Partners announced that she and fellow Founding Partner Dejan Nikolic had left the firm (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 21, 2020).
According to a Gannon Advisory press release, "leveraging off her 20-year plus experience in leadership, management, business development, strategy, and the expansion of the practice in new markets and new areas of law, many of her clients are in the legal sector where she advises on law firm management and a particular focus on women in law leadership skills." In addition, according to the press release, "having worked at the European Commission in Brussels, a German law firm in Munich and at a top law firm in Dublin, she brings a level of internationalism and professionalism to this practice."
Gannon is a founding member of the Serbian Private Equity Association and served as Chair of the European Forum of the International Bar Association, where she is now a member of the Advisory Board. She is also founder of the WE Angels network of women entrepreneurs supporting women-led businesses in the Balkans and the initiator of Here 4 Her, a movement designed to empower women through development of skills and networks.
According to the Gannon Advisory press release, "this new move will focus on broader advisory work in addition to legal advisory."