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Vladislav Marjanovic, managing partner

Vladislav Marjanovic, Managing partnerof Law Office Marjanovic discusses how the firm is adapting to clients' changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Law Office Marjanovic from your competitors?

As a part of the Deloitte Legal network, our presence is now global. We are located, where our clients need us, with more than 1,600 legal professionals in over 70 countries. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to support our clients in their cross-border business operations.

Our experienced legal professionals work in synergy with professionals from other Deloitte member firm teams, to provide unique interdisciplinary business advice, a necessity in an increasingly challenging and demanding market.

Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We anticipate increasing demand for services related to corporate/M&A and commerical law. Also, activity will increase in the energy sector, driving the need for related legal services. We are strengthening our capabilities to meet this demand, and are already well-positioned to serve clients in this industry, having recently advised on several complex energy restructuring projects. The regional energy markets are currently undergoing a process of liberalization, which will make it easier for private investors to get involved and become participants in these markets. Our team of dedicated legal professionals are poised to make an impact that matters for our clients.

What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?

andThrough collaboration with different Deloitte member firm teams, we can better understand the complex needs of our clients. This synergy results in enhanced quality service and solutions that address legal, as well as business, objectives.

How is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?

Digital communications tools are being utilized more often in the legal profession, as ways to share information and aid understanding of the particulars of specific industries. Our website is a digital information sharing platform, where we publish original content and other information.

We are seeing interest among our clients in document analysis and automation tools, which can bring efficiency to legal tasks where appropriate tools are capable of achieving required objectives.

Can you give us a practical example of how you helped a client add value to their business?

The inputs of our multijurisdictional legal network have added extra value for clients, where we have advised on complex restructuring projects. For example, we advised on a project where our client was restructuring its organisation as a result, in part, of upcoming legislative changes. These changes had already happened in other jurisdictions where our legal network is present. Our advice incorporated the views and experience of professionals in these countries, who had already helped similar clients deal with the same legislative changes. This comprehensive multijurisdictional legal analysis was vital to the project and beneficial to the client.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three year's time?

I think that the clients are definitely looking for strategic direction from the law firms as their advisors. Knowledge of market trends will be essential in the upcoming period.

We aspire to attract and retain the best talent, and will invest in innovation and digital tools designed to change the way we interact with and provide services to our clients.

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