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Marjan Poljak

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Karanovic & Nikolic

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Commercial & Healthcare.




Marjan is the Partner responsible for the Firm’s Commercial & Healthcare and Employment departments. With over 12 years of professional experience, he has taken a leading role in numerous M&A transactions in Serbia and in the region. Apart from his vast involvement in transactional and general corporate work, Marjan is also specialised in different specific areas of law, including IT, data protection and public procurement. He has in-depth knowledge of specific industries such as a healthcare & pharmaceuticals, information technology and aviation. Over the past several years, he has headed and been working on the further development of a corruption investigations and white collar crime practice, which requires a high level of understanding of specific industries and clients, as well as an appropriate criminal law background.


Serbian, English


Belgrade Bar Association (2002) Itechlaw (2009) Legal Committee of Foreign Investors Council (2010) Amcham’s Healthcare Committee (2011) International Bar Association (IBA)


Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, LL.B.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Karanovic & Nikolic assisted QuadraCir with divesting its Serbian subsidiary; name partner Dragan Karanović and Miloš Jakovljević, who made partner in 2016, led the advice. Senior partner Miloš Vučković and commercial head Marjan Poljak are advising Google on regulatory and compliance matters across six jurisdictions. The ‘highly reliable and knowledgeable’ Sanja Spasenovic and senior associate Goran Radosevic provide ‘precise and efficient advice’.

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Within: Employment

Karanović & Nikolić is a popular choice for multinational companies operating in Serbia and also acts for major domestic clients. Marjan Poljak and senior associate Milena Jakšić Papac are handling several employment matters for Air Serbia, including advising on relationships with trade unions, secondments abroad and representing the client in employment disputes. The team also has considerable experience in the retail sector and provides ongoing employment advice to the Inditex Group.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • New Merger Control Regulation Enters Into Force Today

    The New Merger Control Regulation, governing the content and the manner of submitting merger filings to the Serbian Competition Commission, entered into force today, 2 February 2016. The new Regulation represents a modern legal document, fully aligned with the relevant EU acquis, and will  significantly facilitate the merger filing process to the benefit of the applicants, as well as the overall efficiency of the Competition Commission.
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