Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Djokic + Partners' dispute resolution practice is led by Marina Gligorijevic, who is at partner level since October 2022, and has extensive experience in litigation proceedings, insolvency and restructuring matters, and white-collar defence and investigation work.

Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Jusufovic & Partners

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Jusufovic & Partners law firm was created at the beginning of 2018 by a team of experts who have incorporated their long-standing knowledge and experience acquired during their careers in large law firms into independent practice that successfully operates within the Republic of Serbia and the region, in cooperation with domestic and foreign partners.

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Dispute resolution in Serbia

BDK Advokati AOD

BDK Advokati AOD fields ’an outstanding team for the resolution of all legal issues in Serbia’. Known for its commercial and construction arbitration credentials, the disputes department also handles investment protection claims, human rights litigation, defamation, and white-collar and misdemeanour litigation. Firm founder and ‘superb lawyerTijana Kojović, is a board member at the Belgrade Arbitration Centre, while Milan Dakić is experienced in construction arbitration. The practice additionally includes Relja Radović, who acts in public law and constitutional litigation, international disputes, and arbitration; and the ‘dedicated and responsive’ Aleksandra Đurđević.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Other key lawyers:

Milan Dakić; Relja Radović; Aleksandra Đurđević


Professional, through and through. BDK is a trusted legal representative.’

‘They consistently offer top-notch guidance on complex legal issues that arise from the cases they act on.’

They look at things broadly and from all angles. Their advice is always complete, useful, precise, and to the point.’

‘No shortcomings in the service. BDK is known for its speed and accuracy, managing clients’ expectations realistically, adapting their strategy to align with local legal nuances. An outstanding team for the resolution of all legal issues in Serbia.’

‘Tijana Kojović is a superb lawyer, who always goes one step beyond when it is in the best interest of the client.’

‘Milan Dakić is an exceptional lawyer – calm and efficient even under very tight deadlines, and always available to provide precise and quality legal advice.’ 

‘Relja Radović takes cases very seriously and diligently follows up on them – solid reasoning and thoroughness.’

Aleksandra Đurđević is dedicated and responsive.

Key clients



Pharma Swiss

Mak System Software

CWRP Services doo


Fresenius Medical Care Srbija d.o.o.

SP Logistics Holding

Sade Serbia

Hilton Serbia

Metito Utilities Limited

Iron Mountain

Rezon Media Group

Civil Rights Defenders

Renta Trlić

HETA Asset resolution

Work highlights

  • Representing Pharma Swiss in long-lasting litigation with a former supplier, which is currently at the counter enforcement stage.
  • Representing Sade Serbia in a construction dispute with its consortium partner, regarding a claim for delay damages.
  • Providing day-to-day legal support to DHL in a number of commercial litigation matters, as well as criminal, misdemeanour and business offence proceedings.

JPM & Partners

Providing ‘an exceptional blend of experience’, JPM & Partners‘ disputes expertise ranges from insurance, insolvency, trade mark and financial services-related matters, to white-collar and environmental crime. The practice is particularly active in cross-border matters. Milos Mitić is civil and criminal law department leader; Djordje Novčić is a commercial litigation, insurance dispute and arbitration specialist; and Aleksandar Popovic is ‘a great lawyer’. The group also comprises investor-state arbitration expert Ivana Petković as well as Milos Maksimovic, who acts for technology companies, and experienced litigator Aleksandar Grujic. Former partner Jelena Milinović departed the firm in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Milos Mitić; Djordje Novčić; Aleksandar Popovic

Other key lawyers:

Ivana Petković; Milos Maksimovic; Aleksandar Grujic; Ivan Petrovic; Danilo Nikolić


‘JPM & Partners is a reliable and very experienced partner for all legal challenges that a company can have in Serbia.’

‘Proved to be the best Serbian law firm. Provides an exceptional blend of experience and talented lawyers.’

‘All the lawyers are dedicated and provide exceptional legal services. They are solution oriented, open-minded and with great business sense. Billing is always transparent and easy to understand, providing great value for money.’

‘Clients can always expect a full service and the best possible outcome.’

‘Professional approach, structured presentation skills, and a wide range of experience.’

‘Djordje Novčić is an excellent lawyer, with extensive knowledge of business matters and highly recognised for his achievements in the field of arbitration. Working with him is a great experience.’

‘Aleksandar Popovic is a great lawyer. Extremely good in terms of responsiveness and availability, providing accurate, precise information and clear advice at all times.’

‘Ivan Petrovic -strong professional approach and a wide range of experience.’

Key clients

Colas Rail

TotalEnergies France

BASF Germany


Master Building

Verag Spedition

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Colas Rail in an international arbitration proceeding involving a significant dispute against a subcontractor and its bank, which arose further to the breach and violation of a subcontract agreement.
  • Assisting TotalEnergies with negotiations to minimise its risk exposure, deriving from termination of a contract with a leading Serbian energy company.
  • Representing Xella Serbia in a court proceeding against the Serbian Electricity Company, which involves seeking compensation for the client’s factory buildings affected by coal exploration.

Karanovic & Partners

Karanovic & Partners‘ ’well-organised and top-quality team’ has enviable experience in international investor-state and commercial arbitrations. It also acts in construction, shipping and employment disputes, along with M&A, bankruptcy and IP-related litigation, and white-collar crime and fraud cases. ‘Really impressive in court’, Milan Lazić heads up the regional arbitration and litigation offering, while Milica Savić predominantly focuses on investment and commercial arbitration work. The department also showcases Aleksandar Novaković, a practitioner in civil and commercial litigation, debt recovery, insolvency proceedings, and fraud investigations; and Andrej Jelenković, who ‘manages courtrooms with ease’.

Practice head(s):

Milan Lazić

Other key lawyers:

Milica Savić; Aleksandar Novaković; Andrej Jelenković; Filip Šušulić


‘Well-organised and top-quality team that is capable of handling a large amount of work.’

‘The team is well structured and consists of individuals who are experts in particular areas of law.’

‘They have proved themselves in court very many times, and clients are confident in their advice and proposed resolutions no matter the situation.’

Their whole disputes team is very professional, but also very approachable. They are very calm and able to explain everything clients need to know when in court, and they are confident and resolute when dealing with the opposite party.

‘Milan Lazić is a real professional, who exhibits confidence in his work and is really impressive in court. Milan is very experienced and able to provide quality and creative advice quickly, even on complex issues.’

‘Milica Savić is a real expert and very approachable, and clients find her advice to be practical.’

‘Andrej Jelenković manages courtrooms with ease.’

‘A specific standout is Aleksandar Novaković. He is business oriented, responsive, a good strategist, great at case management, and an expert in construction disputes.’

Key clients

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MK Group d.o.o. Serbia

OTP Bank Group (former Société Générale)

Pizzarotti| Group

Italiana Costruzioni S.p.A.

Johnson Electric

Ball |Corporation

Dutch Environment Corporation (DEC Group)


Hellenic Petroleum

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel for the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in an ICSID arbitration case regarding a hydropower plant concession on the river Vrbas.
  • Acting for Italiana Costruzioni in construction-related disputes, involving the Corridor XI highway project connecting Belgrade to the South Adriatic.
  • Acting for Pizzarotti in respect of its operations in Serbia and involvement in the construction of Belgrade Tower.

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm

Exceptional for complex, high-profile disputes‘, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s team is routinely mandated for complex litigation, arbitrations, enforcement work, insolvencies, and white-collar crime matters. The department also acts in labour law-related litigation, IP disputes, and administrative and constitutional litigation. Senka Mihaj is ‘very experienced in arbitration’; Nemanja Ilic‘s track record includes high-stakes, cross-border disputes; and Marko Milanović’s is another key contact in the firm. The practice also features ‘extremely talented strategistJelena Papić and Bojan Janković, who acts in construction, real estate, leisure and hospitality sector disputes.

Practice head(s):

Senka Mihaj; Nemanja Ilić; Marko Milanović

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Papić; Bojan Janković


‘The litigation department is exceptional for complex, high-profile disputes.’

‘They are superb for litigation, with no real competition on the market. Clients can completely trust their disputes to them.’

‘MIM possesses a very capable litigation practice, with a lot of experience in complex litigation matters. They know how to manage sensitive disputes perfectly.’

Key clients

Air Serbia

Belgrade Waterfront/Eagle Hills

Republic of Serbia

BW Galleria

Energy Construction

Galeb Group

Alcon Pharmaceuticals

TMF Group

Elita Cop


Work highlights

  • Representing the Republic of Serbia in an investment arbitration dispute against several natural and legal persons (claiming to be foreign investors from Canada and Cyprus).
  • Acting for Galeb Group and its subsidiaries in several high-value commercial disputes in Serbia.
  • Acting for Air Serbia in over 50 court proceedings, which include high- value commercial litigation, compensation disputes, and labour litigation.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

In addition to Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s commercial and investment treaty arbitration expertise, the group covers construction, insolvency, energy, and labour law-related disputes. Jelena Bezarević Pajić is ‘an outstanding arbitrator practitioner’; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević specialises in commercial and corporate litigation, and investment and commercial arbitrations; and Slaven Moravčević acts in investor-state and commercial arbitrations. The practice additionally features corporate and M&A head Matija Vojnović, who also assists with high-stakes arbitrations, and the ‘exceptionally brightVanja TicaTanja Šumar and Dragana Nikolić are other experienced practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević; Jelena Bezarević Pajić

Other key lawyers:

Matija Vojnović; Vanja Tica; Tanja Šumar; Dragana Nikolić


‘The arbitration team in Belgrade is top flight, competing with bigger rivals in Western European capitals at highly-competitive rates.’

‘Their attention to detail and ability to master the facts in Balkan-related arbitration matters is unmatched.’

‘The whole team is a pleasure to work with in every respect.’

‘Slaven Moravčević provides great motivation and support for the team and ensures each member has all they need to perform at their peak, while also providing fantastic strategic guidance and invaluable insights into regional legal issues and practices.’

‘Jelena Bezarević Pajić sees the whole picture, always remaining on top of the strategy and consistently ensuring effective implementation of such strategy.’

Jelena Bezarević Pajić is an outstanding arbitrator practitioner and a seasoned leader. Her outstanding skills in arbitration have earned her a reputation for fairness, precision and success in resolving complex disputes.

‘Tanja Šumar has superb organisational and case-management skills.’

Vanja Tica is an exceptionally bright and knowledgeable attorney. Clients and colleagues alike hold her in high regard for her sharp intellect and ability to navigate complex legal matters.

Key clients


Greiner Packaging

Huawei Technologies d.o.o.

State of Montenegro

Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)

United Group B.V.

Adria Serbia Holdco B.V.

Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže

UniCredit Bank

Rio Tinto


Wiener Stadtische


Alma Quattro d.o.o.

Global Dominion

Eurobank a.d. Beograd

Mera Investment Fund Limited

Anadi Bank

Cooper Standard d.o.o. Sremska Mitrovica

Capital Estate

Energoprojekt Oprema a.d. Beograd (part of Energoprojekt group)

Lidl (Serbia)

NLB Bank


Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel to three claimants (United Group, Adria Serbia Holdco and Serbia Broadband–srpske kablovske mreže d.o.o. Beograd) bringing an investment treaty claim against the Republic of Serbia.
  • Successfully acted for Mera in an ICSID arbitration against Serbia for compensation for expropriated investments.
  • Acted for United Group in a high-value litigation concerning an unfair competition claim raised by the state-owned telecoms incumbent.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Defending clients’ best interests with a proactive and pragmatic approach’,  Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners routinely acts in complex commercial, employment and environmental disputes, along with bankruptcy-related litigation, IP and administrative disputes, and enforcement proceedings. The team also acts solely (or in cooperation with foreign counsel) in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations. Dragan Psodorov is a renowned arbitration specialist; litigation and arbitration expert Petar Stojanovićbrings a strategic and effective approach to each case’; and Milan Joksović consistently acts for large foreign companies before the Serbian courts, as well in arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Milan Joksović; Petar Stojanović; Dragan Psodorov


‘They posses skills that go beyond legal competence, with disputes concluded on time and without any surprises.’

‘Takes the time to understand the unique circumstances of unconventional and/or international clients.’

‘Available on request, and billing is on time and accurate.’

Has a strategy for every outcome that might arise.

‘Effective resolution of disputes, defending clients’ best interests with a proactive and pragmatic approach.’

‘Petar Stojanović is very experienced, and brings a strategic and effective approach to each case.’

‘Dragan Psodorov shows high levels of professionalism in each matter requested.’

‘Dragan Psodorov is available for all clients’ questions and respects every agreement – replies to deadlines and anticipates all upcoming problems in a timely manner.’

Key clients


Robert Bosch

Nelt Group

State Lottery of Serbia

Government of Montenegro

Sonuba doo – Member of Mercury Group



Export Development Canada

GrECo International

AXA Insurance


Renault Nissan

Audi AG


Evroins osiguravanje

Mitros Fleischwaren

Dassault Systemes

DIANA E-commerce Corporation S.r.l.

Pegaso SRL

Magus Srl

Fondacija Alek Kavcic, Serbia

Boris Malagurski

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

RTC ad Sabac

Railcargo Austria

Croatia Records

Work highlights

  • Representing the State Lottery of Serbia in IP-related litigation before the Commercial Court in Belgrade.
  • Representing members of the Nelt Group in several litigation proceedings arising from corporate issues (among others).
  • Represented Rubau, a Spanish construction company, in an ICC arbitration involving the partial annulment of an arbitral award.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

With ‘great experience in dealing with huge disputes involving different jurisdictions’, Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic is home to experts in Western Balkans-related international commercial and investment arbitration. In litigation, the practice is experienced in media, IP, and commercial and employment disputes, as well as human rights cases. Vladimir Djeric is ‘the best arbitration expert some clients have ever worked with’; and general commercial litigator Katarina Radovic is especially focused on employment disputes. The practice further includes Lena Petrovic, who acts in international and commercial arbitrations, as well as media law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Djeric

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Radovic; Lena Petrovic; Nevena Drobnjakovic


They have great experience and know how to deal with complex matters.’

‘Great responsiveness and preciseness.’

‘This firm has great experience in dealing with huge disputes involving different jurisdictions.’

‘The practice has extensive experience, and is responsive, careful, considered and hard-working – willing to put in the extra effort to help clients.’

‘They are always responsive and practical, with a deep understanding and appreciation of both the law and business considerations.’

The team led by Vladimir Djeric is very professional, responsive and precise.’

‘Vladimir Djeric is the best arbitration expert some clients have ever worked with.’

‘Vladimir Djeric’s great experience keeps clients feeling protected at all times during cases.’

Key clients

Energo Nigeria Ltd

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Republic of Serbia

Adria News doo (N1 TV)

Sbb d.o.o.

Barlan S&M doo

Dan Graf doo

TÜV Thüringen e.V. Germany

United Media Digital d.o.o. (

Work highlights

  • Co-lead counsel for the Republic of Serbia in an ICSID arbitration case involving a real estate project.
  • Successfully represented Nigerian companies Energo Nigeria Free Zone Enterprise and Energo Nigeria (as respondents) in an arbitration concerning payments under various construction contracts.
  • Counsel for RiTE Ugljevik in a commercial arbitration concerning claims arising out of an agreement involving the construction and exploitation of a power plant and mine.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ ‘highly- skilled’ dispute resolution team covers corporate, commercial, financial services and insolvency litigation, real estate and construction disputes, and white-collar crime and corporate investigations. The practice also assists with IP and employment disputes. Nataša Lalović-Marić‘s specialisms include shareholder and insolvency-related disputes and damages claims; and Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović is qualified to practice in both Austria and Serbia. Also key to the group, Aleksandar Ristić is a September 2023-promoted partner, while Vidak Kovačević acts in major real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nataša Lalović Marić; Miroslav Stojanović

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandar Ristić; Vidak Kovačević; Katarina Stojaković


‘The team is highly skilled, and well positioned in the local market.’

‘Highly motivated and reachable at any time.’

‘Brilliant explanations that are to the point and very short response times.’

‘People who properly listen to clients’ problems and requirements.’

‘They quickly get to the point and analyse the matter thoroughly.’

‘Their knowledge in the field is invaluable, and they act as a useful sounding board when clients need an opinion on a particular point.’

‘Able to identify any forthcoming legal changes or implications that may impact on clients’ strategy.’ 

‘Nataša Lalović Marić is appreciated her experience and expertise.’

Key clients

Crocs Inc.


UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent d.o.o. Beograd)

UniCredit bank Srbija

Work highlights

  • Representing Crocs Inc in preliminary and potential trade mark and design infringement proceedings.
  • Representing UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent doo Beograd) before the Administrative Court in a tax dispute.
  • Assisting UniCredit Bank Srbija with the restructuring of the debt of the Nibens Group in Serbia, which includes successfully resolving proceedings in favour of the client and participating in the insolvency proceedings of the debtors.

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainzconsistently delivers exceptional advice, particularly in disputes and litigation’. The team has a significant track record in a range of court proceedings, including litigation, arbitration, and white-collar crime matters. Heading the firm’s Belgrade dispute resolution practice, Nedeljko Velisavljević has longstanding experience in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution (in both Serbia and Montenegro); and promoted to partner in February 2023, Nenad Kovačević is experienced in administrative proceedings, commercial disputes, arbitrations, and bankruptcy proceedings. Another active team member, Milica Tomićconsistently delivers top-level advice’.

Practice head(s):

Nedeljko Velisavljević

Other key lawyers:

Nenad Kovačević; Milica Tomić; Ksenija Ivetić Marlović


‘The CMS Belgrade team is professional, dedicated to clients’ business, and consistently delivers exceptional advice, particularly in disputes and litigation.’

‘Easy to reach and communicate with, and they have a good structure and mix of young and senior colleagues.’

‘Nedeljko Velisavljević considers all possible scenarios, so as to achieve the best possible solution for the client.’

‘They really listen and understand clients’ needs, and deliver pragmatic solutions.’

‘Nedeljko Velisavljević and Ksenija Ivetić Marlović have tremendous knowledge, always have the right answers, and empathise personally with clients’ problems.’

‘Nedeljko Velisavljević  provides top-level support to his team – clear strategic guidance and well thought-out solutions that can be implemented pragmatically.’

‘Nedeljko Velisavljević is an outstanding litigator – competent, open, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Milica Tomić is exceptional – great analytical skills, sharp intellect, and impeccable organisational skills. She consistently delivers top-level advice.

Key clients

Ahold Delhaize

Lear Corporation

Zumtobel Group

ADM Germany


Šinvoz d.o.o. Zrenjanin



Lumen Technologies, Inc.

DBI-G and Euroaszfalt Kft.

InterContinental Hotels Group

Ramboll Group A/S

Maymar Advisory


Carl Kuehne KG

Kansai Helios Group

Schüler Helfen Leben (SHL)



V&V Mercatura GmbH & Co. KG

PEPO Energy


Christof E&P Services SRL Romania

Hyperoptic Ltd

NEUERO Farm- und Fördertechnik GmbH



Syneos Health, Inc.

Hagleitner Hygiene International

Work highlights

  • Acting for Delhaize Serbia in numerous litigation matters in Serbia.
  • Representing Lear Corporation in numerous labour dispute proceedings in Serbia, as well as criminal matters (as the aggrieved party).
  • Representing Zumtobel Group in court proceedings initiated by an international facilities and property management service company.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)‘s ‘first-class dispute resolution practice’ is particularly active in international arbitrations, including high-value investment treaty matters. The team’s wide-ranging sector knowledge covers digital technology, energy, natural resources, construction, real estate, financial services, life sciences, and food and drink. The dispute resolution practice of name partner Nenad Stankovic encompasses court litigation, arbitration, and other forms of ADR; Andrej Savin’s caseload includes international commercial arbitrations; and Sara Pendjerstands out for disputes work’. Promoted to partner during 2023, Andjelka Radovanović handles high-stakes litigation at both national and cross-border levels.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic; Sara Pendjer

Other key lawyers:

Andrej Savin; Andjelka Radovanović; Mitar Simonovic; Luka Marosiuk


‘Τhe team is composed of dedicated professionals, who are up to date with the market, government policies and new trends, and always open to new challenges.’

‘Ready to address every single project with a fresh perspective. They are always reachable and responsive, and show clients on a daily basis how important the client and the matter is to them.’

‘The collaboration and connection they create with the client distinguishes them. Easy communication, great value per money, and very well-educated staff with high-level knowledge of local practices.’

‘Stankovic & Partners has a reputation both in Serbia and the surrounding region for its first-class dispute resolution practice.’

‘They always provide a skilled and supportive service, and clients feel that they can trust them with the largest and most complex of disputes.’

‘Nenad Stankovic has great vision. Professionalism and dedication at a high level.’

‘Nenad Stankovic is a most trusted professional adviser, with a remarkable talent for handling complex disputes with energy and flair.’

‘Sara Pendjer is now a key lawyer in the Serbian market – stands out for disputes work – recommended for her intelligence, excellent communication skills and strategic advice.’

Key clients

Rand Investments, Canada

Kalemegdan Investments Limited

Coropi Holdings Limited


AIK banka (formerly Sberbank)


Apatinska Pivara doo

Crveni signal

Brikel EAD

Kimberly group


Hauzmajstor doo


Work highlights

  • Representing Rand Investments, along with several other claimants, in an international investment arbitration involving a breach of bilateral investment treaties between Canada and Serbia, and Cyprus and Serbia.
  • Acting in a €300m ICSID arbitration claim by real estate investor BRIF TRES (and its wholly-owned subsidiary BRIF T-C), arising from a new shopping centre in Belgrade and involving allegations of a breach of the investment treaty with the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union.
  • Representing Apatinska brewery in numerous dispute resolution matters.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

Consistently handling high-stakes commercial cases before the Serbian and Montenegrin courts, Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office acts for several domestic investment banks and insurance companies on an ongoing basis. The firm is home to experts in litigation and enforcement work, along with restructuring, reorganisation and insolvency proceedings. It also maintains an investment treaty arbitration practice. The career of Miloš Milošević includes being a civil law appellate chamber judge at the Belgrade District Court, while Ivan Ljubisavljević is a banking and finance litigation specialist. Civil litigation practitioner Tihomir Vlaović provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Milošević; Ivan Ljubisavljević

Other key lawyers:

Tihomir Vlaović


‘Expertise and experience make this team stand out by comparison to other firms.’

‘Miloš Milošević is great for his understanding of banks’ business and aspirations.’

Key clients

Generali Osiguranje Srbija (Generali Insurance Group)

Nestlé Adriatic

Titan Cementara Kosjerić

Prva Televizija doo Beograd

B92 doo Beograd

Naša Aik Banka

OTP Banka Srbija

Credit Agricole Banka

Aik Banka AD Beograd

Expobank AD Beograd

Erste Banka AD Novi Sad

Eurobank Direktna AD Beograd


Work highlights

  • Acted for Generali Osiguranje Srbija (Generali Insurance Group) in a  dispute before the courts.
  • Acted for Naša Aik Banka AD Belgrade and OTP Banka Srbija in a dispute before the courts.

BIT Law Office

BIT Law Office has a strong market reputation for arbitration and white-collar crime litigation. Heading the group, Boris Baklaja is ‘an exceptional arbitration lawyer’, while Katarina Obradovic Baklaja predominantly focuses on construction-related dispute resolution. The department also features the ‘extremely cooperative and thoroughJovan Crnogorčević as well as Branislav Marjanović, a specialist in real estate and construction disputes, and Dušan Delić, whose experience includes IP, IT, mining, infrastructure, and energy and resources-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Boris Baklaja

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Obradovic Baklaja; Jovan Crnogorčević; Branislav Marjanović; Dušan Delić; Miloš Nikolić


Comprises efficient lawyers who are very competent in civil disputes.’

‘Quick and efficient fulfilment of clients’ requests and respect for tight deadlines.’

‘This law firm distinguishes itself through a multifaceted team of seasoned experts and professionals.’

Key clients

PUC Belgrade Metro and Train

Belkomunmmas JSC

Byzantio Kesidis Group doo Beograd

TMG Group llc

Klanica Plana doo Velika Plana

Elsys Group

Avisto Eastern Europe doo

Moj Krov doo

Ondo Novigo doo

Work highlights

  • Acting for public utility company Belgrade Metro and Train in ongoing commercial court cases in Serbia against a contractor.
  • Acting for Belkomunmmas JSC in three ongoing commercial court cases against the City of Belgrade.
  • Acting for Klanica Plana doo Velika Plana in an ongoing commercial court case in Serbia.

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners fields specialists in corporate, commercial and bankruptcy proceedings, along with complex NPL scenarios and IP disputes. The group also handles substantial ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations, and is regularly mandated to assist with the enforcement of arbitral awards. The practice is co-led at senior partner level by Serbia and US-qualified Uroš Popović and arbitration expert Marija Bojović. Disputes practitioner Stefan Golubović was promoted to partner in May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Uroš Popović; Marija Bojović

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Golubović


‘Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners is a distinguished and reputable law firm, recognized for its exemplary expertise in dispute resolution. With a rich history and a commitment to delivering top-notch legal services, the firm has earned a solid reputation for successfully navigating a wide range of disputes through strategic and effective resolution mechanisms.’

‘The firm boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced dispute resolution lawyers. These professionals bring diverse expertise, allowing the firm to handle disputes across various sectors. Its history of favourable outcomes in high-stakes and complex cases attests to its legal acumen and dedication to client success.’

‘With an extensive background in handling a diverse range of disputes, Marija Bojović possesses an in-depth understanding of applicable laws and a keen insight into effective dispute resolution strategies.’

‘One of Stefan Golubović’s key strengths lies in his ability to handle complex and high-stakes cases. Known for taking on challenges that require a deep understanding of intricate legal issues, Stefan excels in navigating the complexities of disputes with sophistication and finesse.’

Key clients

MSC Global Shipping Company





Elektoprivreda Republike Srpske

Royal Stones



Work highlights

  • Representing Viaduct d.o.o. in an ICSID claim against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Representing MSC Global Shipping Company in five different lawsuits for damages.
  • Representing Halkbank in 17 different enforcement, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajin‘s disputes team regularly acts in corporate, shareholder, bankruptcy, real estate and contract-related disputes. Other active areas are supply chain disputes, IP litigation, and business sale and acquisition disputes. The department also acts in labour litigation. Dispute resolution practice head Marko Repic is ‘a trusted advocate for anyone seeking resolution of legal matters’, while Slobodan Doklestic provides name-partner level support. Valentina Djordjevic‘s workload includes commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marko Repic; Slobodan Doklestic

Other key lawyers:

Valentina Djordjevic


‘Great people with clear communication skills.’

‘Stands out for its versatile and experienced team of litigators.’

‘They excel in various areas of law, offering exceptional service in commercial litigation, labour disputes and enforcement matters.’

‘They are committed to understanding the unique nuances of each case and relentlessly pursue favourable outcomes, which makes them a valuable resource for clients.’

‘Very kind and efficiently help with clients’ problems.’

‘Marko Repic is always at clients’ service.’

‘Marko Repic’s reputation for delivering results and his meticulous attention to detail make him an invaluable asset and a trusted advocate for anyone seeking resolution of legal matters.’

‘Slobodan Doklestic is a highly committed professional – to the point and always capable of providing practical and sound legal advice.’

Key clients

Philip Morris


Valvoline Inc.

Hewlett Packard

NLB Bank


Crnogorski telekom

Hewlett Packard

Beijing New Building Materials


Generali Investments

AIK Bank


Saint Gobaine

G4S Secure Solutions


DTD Holding


Ingenico S.A.


Adecco Group

NELT & Co.

Vision Fund International

Prijedor putevi ad Prijedor

Agroinvest fond

Teva Pharmaceuticals

SA International, Inc.


Work highlights

  • Advised Prijedor putevi on the collection of receivables, in relation to the construction of a highway on corridor X and state road IB 35.
  • Representing Philip Morris in two expropriation procedures involving large land complexes in southern Serbia.
  • Representing Tarkett Group in a complex dispute against minority shareholders.

Jusufovic & Partners

Experienced in a wide range of commercial, corporate and financial disputes, Jusufovic & Partners‘ principal figures are Dino Jusufovic, a specialist in commercial litigation, arbitration, bankruptcies, and the enforcement of debts, judgments and foreign arbitral awards; and Tijana Nikolić, whose wide-ranging practice encompasses complex commercial and civil litigation, IP and labour disputes, and public procurement procedures. In September 2023, the firm welcomed ‘great lawyerJelena Milinovic, a former partner at JPM & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Dino Jusufovic

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Nikolić; Jelena Milinovic; Dusan Bajic


‘The best choice for litigation.’

‘Experts in resolving the most complicated and completely unique cases.’

‘The team comprises very efficient lawyers.’

‘Tijana Nikolić and Dino Jusufovic are invaluable assets when navigating complex cross-border disputes.’

‘Tijana Nikolić and Dino Jusufovic handle complex cases with calmness and clarity, giving clear explanations of the process, options, and recommendations, so that clients can smoothly accomplish their objectives. Clients really appreciate their hard work and persistence.’

‘Dino Jusufovic is an excellent lawyer, who is always ready to help and can handle complex legal matters.’

’Jelena Milinovic combines her outstanding expertise with a remarkable understanding of clients’ needs.’

‘Jelena Milinovic is a great lawyer with a unique problem-solving approach that results in either resolution or winning the dispute.’

Key clients

TransPerfect Translations INC.

Lifestone Capital Limited

Metro Cash & Carry doo Beograd


PWW doo Nis (member of PORR group)

Vizus doo Nis

Bioplay doo Montenegro

Raiffeisen Leasing doo Beograd


BMD BAU doo Beograd

Vivex Group doo Beograd

BKS Leasing doo Beograd

Work highlights

  • Representing Bioplay Montenegro in a commercial dispute against Rocketvax AG Switzerland, concerning the breach of an investment and subscription agreement.
  • Advising a construction sector client on a potential construction agreement-related dispute against a main contractor.
  • Representing Metro Cash & Carry doo Beograd in commercial disputes and enforcement proceedings in Serbia.

MMD Advokati

The ‘highly responsive’ team at MMD Advokati is experienced in commercial litigation, as well as real estate and labour disputes. The six-member group also acts in enforcement matters and bankruptcy procedures. The wide-ranging practice of Veljko Dostanić encompasses both litigation and arbitration procedures, with Dostanić supported by Uroš Žigić, who has extensive experience in out-of-court negotiations and mediation mechanisms.

Practice head(s):

Veljko Dostanić; Uroš Žigić

Other key lawyers:

Čedomir Jelesijević


Highly responsive and understands business.’

Efficient and gets straight to the point.’

‘Great balance between the senior and junior team, with duplication of work and administrative hassles completely removed.’

‘They anticipate future moves and coordinate cases superbly.’

‘Clients are very satisfied with the price/service ratio. Strongly recommended.’

‘Very high level of responsiveness with the approach tailored to the context, including (if necessary) immediate responses and the willingness to find the best option to resolve the problem, executing swiftly such chosen option.’

‘The diversity within the team ensures that every problem is approached in a very professional manner. The commitment to the client that MMD shows is remarkable and unique on the market.’

‘Uroš Žigić is the kind of lawyer clients like to work with – an expert who is not afraid of new experiences and proactive.’

Key clients


IKEA Srbija

Quality Smart Logistics (QSL)

Molson Coors Brewery

Letač Construction

JUB d.o.o.

Robert Bosch

MG Precast


Blitz Group

Rhenus PartnerShip

Europaint d.o.o.

Zavod za udzbenike

French Embassy in Belgrade

Barry Callebaut

Alemani Trade

Den Juro Organic

FELA Planungs AG Switzerland


Work highlights

  • Represented Apatinska Pivara – Molson Coors brewery in a court case initiated against its former landlord, the dispute arising from the conflicting interpretation of a complex lease agreement.
  • Represented ELGAS in high-value cases against public companies.
  • Represented a design and engineering company in a large real estate-related ICC arbitration against an investor.

NKO Partners

NKO Partners‘ ‘well-organised’ practice focuses on commercial, real estate and employment litigation and disputes, along with enforcement procedures, bankruptcies, insolvencies, and the recognition of foreign court and arbitration decisions. Dispute resolution department head Danica Milic handles complex commercial disputes; Djordje Nikolic acts predominantly in real estate and corporate disputes; and the workload of Djuro Otasevic, whose ‘knowledge of the law in Serbia is second to none’, includes out-of-court dispute-related negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Danica Milic

Other key lawyers:

Djordje Nikolic; Djuro Otasevic; Vojin Babovic


‘They are well organised, provide very efficient, quick advice, and have a deep understanding of what clients want and how they work.’

‘They display an excellent understanding of the law.’

‘Djuro Otasevic has a deep understanding of clients’ business. His knowledge of the law in Serbia is second to none and he manages a very competent team of partners and associates.’

‘NKO provides an excellent service and is fantastic value for money.’

‘Djuro Otasevic is one of the best lawyers in Serbia.’

‘The litigation team is able to help with very sensitive, internal disputes, and shows a great appreciation of clients’ business, as well as a great understanding of the law.’

‘Djuro Otasevic has an excellent understanding of the law.’

‘Djuro Otasevic is the person some clients go to first. Djuro has a fantastic knowledge of the law and is able to apply that knowledge to the legal problems clients have. He is hard-working, and always delivers on time and on budget.’

Key clients



Konica Minolta

Metro Cash & Carry





Addiko Bank


Sano Holding

Two Desperados

Work highlights

  • Acting for INA in disputes concerning its properties in Serbia.
  • Acted for Konica Minolta in a dispute initiated before the Court in Belgrade to challenge the Serbian Competition Commission’s decision on alleged bid rigging.
  • Acted for PepsiCo in various disputes in Serbia, including matters involving suppliers, customers and employees, as well as several enforcement procedures.

Prica & Partners

The ‘very competent’ dispute resolution practice at Prica & Partners is routinely mandated to resolve corporate disputes (including cross-border matters) through both litigation and international and domestic arbitration. The practice’s sector expertise covers finance, real estate, technology, energy, pharmaceuticals, construction, and manufacturing. Ana Čalić Turudija is experienced in domestic and international commercial (as well as ad hoc) arbitrations, and Tijana Lalić  focuses on commercial disputes before domestic and international commercial arbitration committees.

Practice head(s):

Ana Čalić Turudija; Tijana Lalić

Other key lawyers:

Jovana Obradović; Ana Krstić


‘From the legal service point of view, the law firm implements innovations that aim to improve and facilitate contact and service. Conducting online meetings and conferences is very helpful for certain clients.’

‘The individuals stand out as very competent and have extensive knowledge.’

‘They suggest different ways to resolve problems and indicate the options that best suit clients, while at the same time leaving clients space to take their own positions and make decisions.’

Great partner availability and engagement.

Solid communication and case-management skills.

Very quick responses to clients’ queries.

Key clients

HEP Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd


Transagent Operator

Mytilineos S.A.


Wizz Air Hungary Ltd


Corteva Agriscience



Prof. dr Miloljub Albijanić




IGT Europe Gaming B.V.

dm drogerie markt



Work highlights

  • Representing Croatian national power company Hrvatska elektroprivreda in debt recovery proceedings against Serbian national power company Elektroprivreda Srbije.
  • Representing BMP d.o.o. Belgrade in three ongoing high-value, labour management cases.
  • Representing Transagent doo Beograd in an unjustified termination of service agreement claim against Nelt doo Beograd.

SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar

In July 2023, Joint law office Marić in cooperation with Kinstellar joined forces with SOG Law Firm to become SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar, which routinely acts in significant commercial disputes, commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and IP and data protection disputes. The team, which also assists with labour-related claims, bankruptcies, and debt collection, is co-led by Radovan Grbović, whose broad practice encompasses dispute resolution, and commercial litigation practitioner Katarina Živković.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Grbović; Katarina Živković


Clients endorse the exceptional service and unparalleled expertise of SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar.

The depth of expertise within the firm is remarkable.

They possess an in-depth knowledge of corporate law, regulatory frameworks, and industry-specific nuances.

Their ability to navigate complex legal challenges with finesse is truly commendable.

Key clients


Railway Infrastructure of Montenegro – JSC Podgorica

DB Engenering and Consulting

Alimpex doo

Delta Inženjering


Outsource Insurance Professionals (OIP)

FCC Group

DB Schenker

Vice Media

Inex Plus

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm

Providing ‘valuable advice and guidance’, the dispute resolution team at Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. The practice is headed by Ognjen Božović, who has ‘unwavering commitment to clients’ success’. Božović predominantly assists Serbian and international companies with commercial disputes, along with bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ognjen Božović


‘Their team of lawyers provides valuable advice and guidance.’

‘Ensures that legal matters are handled efficiently and effectively.’

‘Ognjen Božović’s dedication to understanding the intricacies of cases, coupled with his profound legal expertise, is invaluable.’

‘Collaboration with the firm is very professional, as they consistently demonstrate understanding of clients’ business needs.’

‘Every person with whom clients collaborate demonstrates commitment and determination to achieving the best possible outcome for each case.’

‘Ognjen Božović stands out as a remarkable legal professional, who consistently provides exceptional support and guidance in resolving legal issues.’

‘What truly sets Ognjen Božović apart from competitors is his unwavering commitment to clients’ success.’

‘Ognjen Božović’s ability to communicate complex legal matters in a clear and concise manner makes the process significantly more manageable.’

Key clients

Armada Trucking Group, USA

Carmeuse Belgium

Dufry Serbia

Grain Flex, London UK

Fruit Invest

Pik Pešter, a.d.


Rose Elite, Ecuador

Komo Yu

Medigroup Serbia

Trigema d.o.o. Serbia

Alpha Data Serbia

Coral Computers


Giuriato Serbia

Infinity Lighthouse Serbia

Pro Zis Serbia

OP Grup Agro, Turkey

Softech Solutions Serbia

Work highlights

  • Representing Grain Flex Ltd before the Commercial court in Serbia in obtaining interim measures, which related to a GAFTA and FOSFA arbitration claim.

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners

Specialising in disputes involving sports, construction, insolvency and banking, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ dispute resolution practice ‘consistently delivers excellence’. Heading up the team, Filip Blagojevic is ‘a go-to choice for sports arbitrations‘. Since 2017, Blagojevic also sits as arbitrator at the Serbian Football Association, where he has adjudicated a large number of cases to date.

Practice head(s):

Filip Blagojevic


‘When it comes to dispute resolution, the law firm consistently delivers excellence.’

‘Entrusting key cases to BOPA Bojanovic and Partners is one of the best decisions a client can make.’

‘Their legal prowess and commitment to achieving favourable outcomes make them an invaluable partner.’

‘Filip Blagojevic possesses a unique ability to navigate complex legal issues in the world of sports, making him a go-to choice for sports arbitrations.’

‘Their transparent, structured and fair approach to handling cases sets them apart as a firm of the highest calibre.’

‘Filip Blagojevic’s expertise in sports law is unparalleled.’

‘Working with BOPA is an exceptional experience. Their deep knowledge of dispute resolution and their dedication to protecting clients’ interests set them apart as a formidable force in the legal landscape.’

‘Filip Blagojevic’s dedication to clients is commendable. He approaches every dispute with a strategic mindset and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome, making him a trusted advocate.’

Key clients

Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG

Serbian Wrestling Federation




FC Kolubara

Football Association of the Region of Western Serbia

Eco Bio Elektro



11wins GmbH

Lokomotiva Zagreb


Work highlights

  • Represented FC Kolubara in two CAS arbitrations against the Football Association of Serbia.
  • Represented Nikola Djurdjic in a CAS arbitration against Chengdu Rongcheng Football Club.
  • Represented Nemanja Nikolic before FIFA and CAS, in relation to the acquisition of FC Hapoel Tel Aviv and debt collection issues.

Gecic Law

Gecic Law‘s dispute resolution practice is led by Jovana Veličković, who joined the firm in December 2022. Veličković represents regional and international companies in disputes involving banking, real estate, privatisations, securities, contracts, and bankruptcy (among others). The team also features founding partner Bogdan Gecić as well as commercial disputes practitioner Miodrag Jevtić.

Practice head(s):

Jovana Veličković

Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Gecić; Miodrag Jevtić; Janko Ignjatović


Clients emphasise the high level of expertise and adaptability of the team, as well as its monitoring of modern legal developments and practices, both at domestic and international levels.’

‘The legal team approaches legal issues from all angles and offers full support. The work is completed quickly and to the point, without time wasting.’

‘Proven to be a thorough and highly responsive team of lawyers, covering a wide array of legal services. They provide business-friendly legal advice, which is an absolute must for business decision making.’

‘All members of the team value a no-nonsense approach, which is really appreciated by disputes clients.’

‘The uniqueness and advantage of working with Jovana Veličković is reflected above all in her high-level expertise and work ethics.’

‘Jovana Veličković – high-level understanding of the principles and requirements of modern business.’

‘Miodrag Jevtić is rated for his cutting-edge knowledge of litigation.’

‘Miodrag Jevtić’s down-to-earth approach is highly appreciated.’

Key clients


Belgrade University, Faculty of Law

Petrol Montenegro

State of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Elektroprivreda Bosnia & Hercegovina, Sarajevo

Telekom Group

Petrol Group

Ferdinand Knedle


M:tel North Macedonia

M:tel BiH

Work highlights

  • Representing Telekom Group in an ongoing high-stakes legal battle with a key rival and its affiliates, which affects over 30 jurisdictions.
  • Represented the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Elektroprivreda BiH in a landmark matter involving a $1.1bn energy sector investment.
  • Acting for Petrol Group in several multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Golubović Simić & Marinković

Golubović Simić & Marinković‘s ‘excellent team’ is particularly experienced in litigation, enforcement proceedings, insolvency, restructuring, and labour disputes. The firm also maintains a robust white-collar crime caseload. Practice head Djordje Simic ‘finds the best and most cost-effective options’, while Tijana Filipovic is also a key disputes and employment team member.

Practice head(s):

Djordje Simic

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Filipovic


‘They have a wide-ranging set of skills and knowledge, which allows them to react quickly.’

‘A broad approach that minimises the risks of failing.’

Excellent team! As long as they continue to be so productive, supportive and unique, their clients will never search for another firm.

Key clients


Europapier Dunav


Centar Boban


Work highlights

  • Representing Centar Boban in a complex lawsuit for unpaid rent, initiated by one of the Belgrade municipalities on whose territory the client leased business premises.
  • Representing Premi trade, a Serbian waste management company, in relation to a claim raised against a debtor company.

Harrisons Solicitors

The dispute resolution department at English law firm Harrisons Solicitors is led by Lidija Labudovic, the former litigation head at Serbian national oil company NIS-Gazprom. Labudovic acts in substantial international arbitrations and complex Serbian court work, and is one of the key figures alongside founding partner Mark Harrison.

Practice head(s):

Mark Harrison; Lidija Labudovic


‘Ability to solve problems in all areas of law, efficiency, exceptional case presentation, and successful resolutions.’

‘Efficiency, responsiveness and availability.’

‘Always available for discussions and ready to give clear instructions and information.’

Key clients

FCA Srbija d.o.o. (Stellantis Group)


Havi Logistics

Al Dahra Rudnap

Harsco Metals

SR Technics

Al Dahra

Work highlights

  • Representing Tenderly doo Beograd (Serbian IT company), and four individuals, in relation to a copyright dispute.
  • Representing Al Dahra Rudnap in commercial disputes, including enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing FCA Srbija d.o.o. (Stellantis Group) in contractual liability litigation before the Commercial Court in Kragujevac.

Nikcevic & Kapor

Recent work for Nikcevic & Kapor‘s ‘great team’ includes multiple international arbitrations and a host of domestic court proceedings. The firm’s sector specialisms cover energy, transport, infrastructure, mining, sports, retail, and real estate. ‘Excellent negotiatorJovan Nikčević specialises in energy and projects-related litigation, while Vlado Kapor maintains a broad disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Jovan Nikčević

Other key lawyers:

Vlado Kapor; Matija Savović; Nevenka Milovanović; Milica Cicmil


Capable of providing professional and comprehensive legal practice in relation to dispute resolution.’

‘The ability of these experienced lawyers to simplify and communicate complex issues to clients is exceptional. ’

‘Excellent approach to clients’ needs – a very responsible and responsive team that always meet clients’ requirements. They are devoted to each case as if it is the most complex one.’

‘This is a great team, consisting of different experts. They are very good professionals, and very responsive and diligent.’

‘Jovan Nikčević is highly recommended. His knowledge of material law guides the team through disputes. He knows how problems arise, what the real reasons are behind disputes, and how to solve them.

‘Jovan Nikčević’s ability to develop different kinds of scenarios for each dispute is appreciated. He is also an excellent negotiator.

‘Jovan Nikčević and Vlado Kapor – what differs them from other lawyers is their ability to create solutions for clients’ needs, even during deadlock situations.’

‘Vlado Kapor is one of the most professional lawyers that some clients have ever worked with.’

Key clients

BIP d.o.o.

Hefestos Capital

Kodar Energomontaza

Energo Nigeria

Energo FZE

Energo Rwanda


MONTAVAR Metalna Lola a.d.

Nukleus d.o.o.

Vektor d.o.o.

M Enterijer d.o.o.

ZS Properties d.o.o. (previously GEOMAŠINA a.d.)

Umka d.o.o.

VIVA Travel d.o.o.

VIVA Agency d.o.o.

TAS Eastern Europe d.o.o.



ZAGI d.o.o.

Atlantic Štark d.o.o.

HBIS GROUP Serbia Iron &Amp; Steel d.o.o. Beograd

Modulor d.o.o. Beograd (Zemun)


Put inzenjering d.o.o.

Smart Building Technologies d.o.o.

Elnos Group

Triple Jump d.o.o.Beograd

Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch – Und Tiefbau GMBH & co.KG

Work highlights

  • Acting for HBIS Group Serbia Iron & Steel d.o.o. Beograd in several cross-border arbitrations, arising out of its sales and agency contracts with a Slovakian partner.
  • Acting for Hefestos Capital in a dispute arising out of a €50m M&A transaction involving the takeover of an international mining company in Serbia.
  • Assisting BIP DOO with hundreds of commercial disputes, arising out of key commercial/contractual agreements, IP-related issues, and real estate matters.