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Alex Petrovic

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Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

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Information technology


Senior partner (IT)


Alex Petrovic, born in 1973, graduated from the University of Buckingham Law School, England in 1995 and completed postgraduate studies in applied information technology at the Information Technology Institute in Toronto, Canada in 1999. He is registered with the Law Society of England and Wales and the New York State Bar Association and is listed by the British Embassy and the Canadian Embassy in Serbia. Mr. Petrovic specializes in information technology (IT) law which includes software licensing and development, maintenance, outsourcing, internet and e-commerce, e-banking, e-government, e-gaming, digital intellectual property and rights management, digital data protection, service level agreements etc. Other areas include UK/US law and EU law. He acquired extensive international experience in the IT industry as a project manager and legal advisor in Canada, England and Slovenia and has lectured at international legal and IT conferences (BledForum, Days of EU law, Smart e-government, E-commerce, Technobank), as a guest speaker at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law and published articles in legal magazines, one of which has been included in the library of the European Court of Justice. Mr. Petrovic is involved in the drafting of various e-laws in cooperation with the Serbian and Belgrade Chambers of Commerce, AmCham Serbia and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society. He is a member of the British Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Investors Council, manages the Serbian Canadian Business Network and works with US Aid, the US Commercial Service and the Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) on IT related matters. Mr. Petrovic regularly appears in the media (Ekonomist, Politika, Radio Television Serbia, The Lawyer, Legal500, Getting the Deal Through, Belgrade Insight) as an expert on IT law. According to Legal500 Mr. Petrovic is the market leader in IT law and according to Chambers and Partners he is the top IT lawyer in Serbia.


Serbian, English, Slovenian


University of Buckingham, UK, LL.B. (Hons.) Information Technology Institute, Canada, AIT


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners has expertise in trade marks, patents, industrial design and copyright. Dragan Psodorov is ‘truly professional’; and Alex Petrovic is another key adviser.

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