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Jelena Gazivoda

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JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

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Corporate Law /Mergers and Acquisitions / Energy Law / Commercial Law / International Commercial Law / Insurance / Insolvency-Bankruptcy and Liquidation/ PPP / Concessions


Senior Partner


In JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic since 2006. Partner since 2007.


English, Russian, Italian


Serbian Bar Association / Association of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia & Montenegro / Yugoslav International Law Association / European Law Association


University of Belgrade (LL.B., 1996) / Alternative Academic Educational Networks /AAEN (Specialization in EU Law, 2000) / University of Cambridge, U.K. (LL.M., 2002) / University of Cambridge, U.K. (Specialization in International Commercial Law & EU Law, 2002) / Certified Bankruptcy Administrator


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Jelena Gazivoda - JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

Within: Banking and finance

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic advised UBS Switzerland on the provision of wealth management services to Serbian residents. Jelena Gazivoda heads the practice, and Nikola Đorđević and Nikola Poznanović are also highly regarded.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic is experienced in deals involving the telecoms, aviation, retail and healthcare sectors. Other areas of strength include mining, construction, life sciences, energy, IT and gaming. The team acted for Merkur Casino on its strategic partnership agreement with Beo Impera and Pionir Internacional. The key advisers are Jelena Gazivoda and Nenad Popović, along with Nikola Poznanović, Nikola Đorđević, Aleksandar Hadžić and Jelena Stankovic. Marko Jovković and Uros Markovic established MVJ marković vukotić jovković in December 2017.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Jelena Gazivoda - JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

Within: Projects and energy

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic recently advised Veolia on a waste management project. The practice also has mining and infrastructure expertise. Jelena Gazivoda is the key name.

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    Patricia Gannon, founding partner at Karanović & Nikolić, was recently appointed Chair of the European Forum at the International Bar Association . In this interview, she discusses her role at the helm of the largest global gathering of legal professionals and tackles the important topic of diversity in law, as well as female leadership from her unique perspective as female co-founder of a leading law firm from Southeast Europe.
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    The Serbian Competition Commission (the " Commission ") recently finished sector inquiries concerning quite distinct industries – raspberries and the public procurement for software and hardware. The aim behind the inquiries was to perform extensive market research and analysis in order to acquire a clearer picture of the possible antitrust issues and risks in two sectors widely perceived as strategic for the development of the Serbian economy.
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  • New Amendments to Serbian Tax Laws

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