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Tomislav Sunjka

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Law Office of Tomislav Sunjka

Position

The owner of Law office of Tomislav Sunjka Law expert in Commercial & Trade Law, the Energy Law, as well as within the International Commercial & Trade Law, Concession Law, Banking Law, Financial and Securities Law, the Law of International Donations, Arbitration.

Career

Mr. Tomislav Sunjka has a good cooperation with the government administration and non-governmental sector in the country and region, with foreign governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as governmental organization SDC from Switzerland, FAO UN, EBRD. He represents and advises domestic private companies in Serbia, as well as some foreign companies, among which are AMC ALFAMetalcraft from Switzerland, KRАS SEZANA Slovenia, ETOL JVE Slovenia, America's Development Foundation ADF from USA (USAID), Midland Resources Holding Limited from Canada, Industry Union Danbas Ukraine, Syngenta AG, DANOS (BNP Paribas Paris), Attica media Greece, Beocolor-Chemco LTD (United Colors of Benetton, Italy) and others. Mr. Sunjka used to represent ProCreditBank, Merrill Lynch International, Meinl Capital Advisors AG and from time to time he undertakes part time cooperation with KULSKA BANKA (OTP bank), VOJVODJANSKA BANKA, RAIFFAISEN BANK. Mr. Tomislav Sunjka took part in the foreign investment of gasification of the Municipality of Sombor and takes part in legal transactions concerning private investments in civil engineering. Mr. Sunjka with his lawyers used to represent the Government of Montenegro in privatization procedure of Adriatic Shipyard Bijela, etc.

Languages

Excellent speaking reading and writing skills in following languages: Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Slovenian, Croatian, English and Russian.

Member

- Voivodina's Bar, the Association of the Lawyers of the Republic of Serbia - Kopaonik school of the Natural Law - non-governmental organization Forum Iuris which deals with development of the Law in Serbia - NALED – National Alliance for Local Economic Development.

Education

Mr. Tomislav Sunjka was born on November 12th, 1973. In 1997. he graduated from the Law Faculty in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, the Republic of Serbia. He started to work voluntary at the Belgrade Stock Exchange. He passed the bar examination in 1998. and in 2000. started to run his own office as the self-governing legal entity. From that moment until now the Law office of Tomislav Sunjka changed and grew both in terms of people and in terms of space. At this time, the Law office of Tomislav Sunjka has 12 lawyers and is planning to grow in future by founding its branches abroad. Tomislav Sunjka has published several works by himself concerning the following issues: European Union Law, the Market of securities and the role of banks in the Market of securities, European Central Bank and European system of the central banks, the European conventionon of human rights and the Court in Strasbourg. Also, he has taken part in making several drafts of Law, collaborating with Cooperazione Italiana Nord Sud, prof. Alessandro Simoni (University of Florence, Faculty of Law) and prof. Avv. Vincenzo Varano, Ordinario di sistemi giuridici comparati Nell Universita di Firenze.

Leisure

- Yachting/Bow riding - Skiing.

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