Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Milosevic Law Firm's practice is led by senior counsel Milinko Mijatović (former head of Gecic Law's dispute resolution department), who focuses on civil and commercial litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy, misdemeanour and commercial offences, and real estate, construction and employment disputes.

Dispute resolution in Serbia

BDK Advokati AOD

BDK Advokati AOD houses ‘highly experienced and skilled lawyers in various dispute resolution fields‘. The practice is well known for its commercial and construction arbitration credentials. It also handles criminal law cases and has a significant track record in representing plaintiffs in defamation litigation. In 2020, the firm launched a human rights protection and litigation practice. International arbitration expert Tijana Kojović has ‘an impressive record of case wins‘, and senior associate Aleksandra Đurđević handles commercial litigation. Attorney at law Relja Radović is a public international law and international dispute resolution specialist.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Testimonials

An extraordinary team that is approachable, constructive, and always has a clear goal to pursue regardless of the difficulties encountered along the way.

The team is very professional and always very responsive, with very clear and targeted feedback that includes solutions and proposals.

Highly experienced and skilled lawyers in various dispute resolution fields.

Tijana Kojović is a brilliant and creative lawyer, who is always oriented towards the best possible solution for the client.

Tijana Kojović is a superb professional with great experience, knowledge and an impressive record of case wins.

Tijana Kojović has great experience and wide legal knowledge that allows her to lead the team in the desired direction.

Milan Dakić is a wise, efficient, precise, reliable lawyer, who always thinks a few steps ahead.

Aleksandra Đurđević works very diligently on high-profile litigation.

Key clients

NDM Asset Resolution

Sade Serbia

Fresenius Medical Care Srbija

BIC Slovakia

Gunes Sigorta

Ellis Enterprises East

China Communications Construction Company

Fortenova

Crnogorski Elektroprenosni Sistem

Hilton

Froneri Adriatic

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic

Routinely acting in high-profile disputes for domestic and international clients, JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has extensive experience in litigation, mediation and arbitration. The team’s expertise covers competition, insurance, insolvency, trade marks, financial services and regulatory matters. The ‘prompt and to-the-pointDjordje Novčić regularly handles commercial litigation, insurance disputes and arbitration for clients from the financial services, IT, energy and retail sectors. He also acts for manufacturing, infrastructure and professional services clients. Jelena Milinović heads the firm’s corporate crime practice.

Practice head(s):

Djordje Novčić

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Milinović

Testimonials

The communication between the experts is very good and eases the preparation of files, taking into consideration the various litigations arising from the same events.

A smart and reasonable approach to the dispute resolution process, taking into account all the client’s interests.

A very good team that consists of professionals who can cover all areas.

A great tailor-made service.

Djordje Novčić is able to work in English (verbal and written communications with clients and arbitrators) and he is able to mobilise solid resources and respond to short deadlines.

Djordje Novčić is prompt and to the point in providing legal opinions and strategies. I would recommend him anytime.

Jelena Milinović is very responsive.

Jelena Milinović is an expert in Serbian criminal law, and works very well with international clients.

Key clients

BASF

Microsoft

Commerzbank

HP

Siemens

Puma

Schauer

VTB

Bayerische Landesbank

Gastrans

Srbijagas

Bridgestone

China Shandong International

Knauf

Rehau

Helvetia Group

Beiersdorf

Emmezeta

CTP Serbia

Victoria

Adriatic Consultants

Work highlights

  • Acted for Gastrans Serbia in numerous court proceedings further to damage caused during the construction of the 400km Gazprom Turkish Stream gas pipeline through Serbia.
  • Assisted Helvetia Group with the legal analysis of a claim involving a vessel involved in a collision on the Danube River.
  • Assisted Messer with an out-of-court settlement regarding a long-term electricity purchase agreement.

Karanovic & Partners

Acting for local and international companies, financial institutions and global investors, Karanovic & Partners fields specialists in ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. The Belgrade office leverages integrated regional coverage through its cooperation with local lawyers in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Areas of notable strength include construction, energy, shipping, employment and M&A disputes, along with IP, bankruptcy and white-collar crime cases. Milan Lazić heads up the regional arbitration and litigation practice, which showcases ‘excellent litigation and arbitration expertMilica Savić and highly regarded senior associate Aleksandar Novaković.

Practice head(s):

Milan Lazić

Testimonials

Their unique experience in international and investment law really separates them from the competition.

Great dispute resolution knowledge and experience.

Great service from lawyers who all stand out.

They will always find a way to explain even the most challenging or tricky legal issues and terms, so that they can be properly understood by non-legal clients.

Milan Lazić has a great deal of experience in international arbitration and general disputes work.

Milan Lazić has excellent litigation skills – he was very thorough and analysed every specific detail of the case. Strategically, he was of the utmost importance for our case.

Milica Savić is an excellent litigation and arbitration expert, who is very helpful during preparation for the witness stand, and has great organisational skills.

Milica Savić is an exceptional professional, who stands out for her commitment to the client and their needs.

Key clients

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MK Group Serbia

Henkel Serbia

Henkel Central Eastern Europe

OTP bank

Petrol Group

Italiana Costruzioni

Johnson Electric

MediGroup

Zijin Mining Group Co

Serbia Zijin Bor Copper

Hutchinson Group

Clean Earth Capital

Work highlights

  • Representing (in cooperation with local lawyers) Bosnia and Herzegovina in an ICSID arbitration against a foreign investor, which concerns a concession for hydropower plants.
  • Representing MediGroup in various commercial and civil court cases.
  • Representing Henkel in a number of employment and commercial disputes in Serbia and in Montenegro.

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm

Fielding a strong senior team, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s practice covers litigation, arbitration and enforcement work. Key areas of expertise are insolvency-related litigation, white-collar crime cases, labour, administrative and IP disputes, and constitutional appeals and European Court of Human Rights proceedings. Senka Mihaj has a successful track record in investment and commercial arbitration disputes and Nemanja Ilic is ‘the heart and soul of the litigation team‘. Marko Milanovic has extensive experience in debt collection actions and injunction and interim measure proceedings. Jelena Papić and Bojan Jankovic are highly regarded senior associates.

Testimonials

A pragmatic approach that is always very clear and good ideas on how to solve problematic issues. MIM’s practice is unique – they accomplish everything perfectly.

I have worked with them for years and I am more than satisfied. They are true professionals on which the client can fully rely, and their knowledge of international law is extraordinary.

What makes the firm stand out is that the legal advice is of the highest quality, straight to the point, and always punctual. This kind of professionalism really helps our own business and decision-making process.

Senka Mihaj is a great leader.

Nemanja Ilic is the heart and soul of the litigation team. He is an exceptional lawyer for litigation matters.

Marko Milanovic possesses very good judgement, and he is extremely proactive and responsive.

Jelena Papic is very dedicated and able to develop the most suitable advice in a timely manner.

Bojan Jankovic is a very good lawyer and always gets to the point.

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Novartis

Air Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Belgrade Waterfront

Eagle Hills

Galeb Group

Galeb System

Kaizen

Rafako

Work highlights

  • Representing the Republic of Serbia in a €67m arbitration governed by ICSID rules against Rand Investments and several other natural and legal persons that claim to be investors from Canada and Cyprus.
  • Defending Air Serbia against commercial litigation initiated by a plaintiff group claiming compensation.
  • Successfully represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in a complex investment arbitration dispute, which concerned the insurance sector.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s strong track record encompasses investment arbitration along with representing companies, states and state entities in international commercial arbitration. The team also handles disputes relating to construction projects, insolvencies, and labour and energy law. Jelena Bezarević Pajić focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević acts in commercial and corporate litigation, and investment and commercial arbitration; and Slaven Moravčević‘s recent experience includes representing the State of Montenegro in arbitration proceedings. Tanja Šumar, Vanja Tica and Hristina Todorovic are key attorneys at law.

Testimonials

The best on the market.

The team has all the skills needed for this practice – diversity, experience, and understanding of the needs of clients.

Great knowledge and experience.

All the lawyers stand out for their expertise, knowledge and seriousness in solving all required tasks.

They show high levels of knowledge.

Nataša Lalatović Đorđević and Matija Vojnović have great skills, and manage to grow and lead teams that have the same credentials.

Nataša Lalatović Đorđević has professional and human qualities that every lawyer should possess.

Key clients

State of Montenegro

Elektroprivreda Srbije

United Group

Adria Serbia Holdco

Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže

UniCredit Bank

Alma Quattro

Rio Tinto

VIG

Wiener Stadtische

Lincoln Electric

Global Dominion

Millet SAS

Lesaffre

Anadi Bank

Mera Investment Fund

Capital Estate

Energoprojekt Oprema

Lidl (Serbia)

NLB Bank

Tehnoexport

Eurobank

Work highlights

  • Acted for the State of Montenegro in seven major arbitration proceedings.
  • Successfully assisted Zelena, Energo-Zelena, Kunsttrans and Mera Investment Fund with three investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Serbia.
  • Acting for United Group and Alma Quattro in two investment treaty cases against the Republic of Serbia.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Routinely representing foreign and domestic clients in complex litigation, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners has ‘extensive experience in dispute resolution across multiple sectors and jurisdictions‘. The practice’s extensive coverage ranges from commercial, employment and environmental disputes to bankruptcy, IP and administrative litigation. It also acts in enforcement proceedings, as well as ad hoc and institutional international arbitration. Recent highlights include representing Nelt Group member companies in several litigation proceedings. Dragan Psodorov has ‘advanced knowledge and experience in arbitration‘, and Petar Stojanović regularly assists with high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Testimonials

Excellent availability from the lawyers.

Very fast communication within the firm and very flexible staff – new technologies are used in their everyday work, which assists with our daily communications.

They have the ability to anticipate upcoming problems and have strategies for every outcome.

The firm is unique as it has extensive experience in dispute resolution across multiple sectors and jurisdictions.’

Possesses a high level of skills, which often go beyond legal competences.

Dragan Psodorov shows high levels of professionalism, is always available, always respects agreements, and beats the deadlines.

Our experience with Dragan Psodorov has to date been exceptional. Dragan has advanced knowledge and experience in arbitration and complex international business dealings. We’ve also found him to be fair in his pricing, transparent and responsive.

Petar Stojanović’s litigation experience and detailed case preparation are very much admired and respected.

Key clients

Nelt Group

State Lottery of Serbia

Government of Montenegro

Sonuba

Montecco

AZVI

Rubau

Azvi

GrECo International

Siemens

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan

Audi

Sandvik

Evroins osiguravanje

Mitros Fleischwaren

Dassault Systemes

Pegaso

Magus

Evarvest

Fondacija Alek Kavcic

Alek Kavcic Foundation

Boris Malagurski

Work highlights

  • Represented Rubau, a Spanish construction company, in ICC arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented the State Lottery of Serbia in IP litigation before the Commercial Court in Belgrade.
  • Representing member companies of the Nelt Group in several litigation proceedings.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic is a well-known name in the market for Serbia-related international arbitration and dispute resolution. The practice has enviable experience in arbitration proceedings under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules. It also appears before regional arbitration institutions in both Serbia and Montenegro. Commercial and employment litigation are other staple focus areas for the department, as are disputes concerning IP rights, particularly trade mark infringement claims. Additionally, the group has expanded its practice relating to media law and copyright disputes. Team leader Vladimir Djeric is a commercial and investment treaty arbitration specialist.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Djeric

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barlan S&M

Coca Cola

Mol Serbia

Adria News

SBB

Imperial Tobacco SCG

Ceramic by Porcelanosa

TÜV Thüringen

United Media Digital

Work highlights

  • Representing a mine in a high-value arbitration under ICC rules which concerns the execution of a sales contract.
  • Acting for RiTE Ugljevik in a commercial arbitration under UNCITRAL arbitration rules.
  • Acting for the Republic of Serbia in an ICSID arbitration case that concerns the privatisation of one of the largest dairy farms in Serbia.

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

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s sizeable team acts in the full gamut of disputes. The practice routinely handles cases arising from significant investment projects, and its experience also includes representing several expatriates in restitution and rehabilitation proceedings involving high-value properties. Dispute resolution practice head Nedeljko Velisavljević‘s track record comprises over two decades of complex cases that range from litigation to arbitration, including criminal (particularly white-collar crime) cases. Attorney at law Nenad Kovačević regularly assists with administrative proceedings, commercial disputes and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Nedeljko Velisavljević

Key clients

Ahold Delhaize

Lear Corporation

GTC

TÜV SÜD

Vestas

ADM Germany

Strabag

Paccor

Carl Kuehne

Prochema

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ahold Delhaize in numerous litigation proceedings in Serbia.
  • Representing Lear Corporation (a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems) in a labour dispute.
  • Representing GTC (a CEE real estate developer) in various litigation proceedings in Serbia.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Full-service firm Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) fields a ‘highly responsive team with a results-driven approach‘. The practice acts for multinational corporations, as well as Serbian and Montenegrin companies, and regularly works alongside international law firms. Its coverage encompasses commercial, insurance, employment and insolvency-related litigation and arbitration, and it is also frequently sought out for major investor state disputes. Nenad Stankovic is ‘a go-to lawyer for complex disputes‘. At senior associate level, Sara Pendjer‘s track record includes acting for clients before both the courts and in arbitration hearings.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic; Sara Pendjer

Testimonials

Highly responsive team with a results-driven approach.

Stankovic & Partners has an outstanding reputation for dispute resolution.

Well known for working on some of the highest profile matters in the Serbian market.

As an international group of companies, we value their international connections and ability to co-operate with other leading firms on cross-border issues.

They cover the full range of dispute resolution, from court proceedings at all levels – where the firm has an impressive track record of success – to domestic and international arbitration. We are impressed with their all-round service offering, the high quality of the team, strong client care ethos, and commercial approach to finding the most appropriate solutions.

Nenad Stankovic is a go-to lawyer for complex disputes.

Nenad Stankovic has impressive skills in advising on litigation strategy – we trust his advice.

Sara Pendjer is a talented lawyer, who has heavyweight dispute resolution knowledge and experience, great technical ability and client service. She always finds the best approach to resolving even the most complex of matters.

Key clients

Rand Investment

Proinvestments

Apatinska Pivara

Unicredit Turnaround Management

Tigar

Crveni signal

Agromil

Kolosej group

Brikel

Kimberly group

Beauvallon

Work highlights

  • Representing Canadian company Rand Investments (as well as a number of other claimants, including Cypriot company Sembi Investment) in an international investment arbitration for breach of bilateral investment treaties between Canada and Serbia, and Cyprus and Serbia.
  • Acted for BRIF TRES, and its wholly owned subsidiary BRIF T-C, in a €300m ICSID arbitration claim, which arose from the construction of a shopping centre in Belgrade and involved allegations of a breach of the investment treaty with the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union.
  • Acting for Bulgarian company Kornikom EOOD in investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Serbia for the violation of the bilateral investment treaty between Serbia and Bulgaria.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

The dispute resolution practice at full-service law firm Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office regularly represents domestic and foreign clients from the banking, media, telecoms and pharma sectors. It houses experts in litigation, including enforcement and restructuring and insolvency proceedings. In addition to its track record in heavyweight commercial disputes before the Serbian and Montenegrin courts, the group appears in investment treaty arbitration. Department head and ‘standout partnerMiloš Milošević previously served as a judge in the Fourth Municipal Court in Belgrade. Promoted to partner in July 2021, Ivan Ljubisavljević specialises in financial services-related work.

Testimonials

An excellent team that is made up of highly skilled individuals.

They are skilled in analysing legal issues in a short time, and provide the client with adequate professional advice and assistance.

Each lawyer is a highly professional individual with exceptional knowledge of the law and extensive experience.’

They are dedicated, helpful and understand the needs of clients.

Comprehensive understanding of the courts.

Miloš Milošević is a standout partner.

Key clients

Generali Osiguranje Srbija

Nestlé Adriatic

Titan Cementara Kosjerić

Prva Televizija

B92

Sberbank

OTP banka Srbija

Credit Agricole Banka

Aik Banka

Expobank

Erste Banka

Direktna Banka

Work highlights

  • Represented Generali Osiguranje Srbija (Generali Insurance Group) in court proceedings.
  • Represented Sberbank and OTP Banka Srbija in court proceedings.

BIT Law Office

Baklaja Igric Tintor Law Office ‘offers the most favourable solutions to complex problems‘. The practice handles international arbitration alongside commercial disputes and white-collar crime litigation. Heading up the sizeable team, Boris Baklaja ‘shows a sound command of cases‘ and Jugoslav Tintor, who also serves as president of the Belgrade Bar Association, is a highly rated criminal defence attorney and is experienced in white-collar crime cases. Attorney at law Dušan Delićpays great attention to detail‘.

Practice head(s):

Boris Baklaja; Jugoslav Tintor

Other key lawyers:

Dušan Delić; Ana Pontreli

Testimonials

Cultivates a very professional approach to clients.

Offers the most favourable solutions to complex problems, clearly indicating the legal path that needs to be taken.

They always have specific goals that are determined alongside their clients, and during our many years of cooperation with them, they have always found the most effective way to deal with emerging risks.

Boris Baklaja always has the broader picture in mind, and he finds the best solutions for complex problems. With his understanding of problems, he is able to anticipate situations a few steps ahead and assess what is the best thing to do.

Boris Baklaja has a hands-on attitude and pragmatic approach, and shows a sound command of cases.

Boris Baklaja gives practical advice and really makes efforts to anticipate the next steps. He is also timely and comprehensive in his advice – we enjoy working with him.

Boris Baklaja’s strategic approach and ability to find the best path and arguments are what makes a difference.

Dušan Delić pays great attention to detail and is very responsive.

Key clients

PUC Belgrade Metro and Train

Mobi Gas

Moj Krov

Belkomunmmas JSC

Byzantio Kesidis Group

TMG Group

Tecomserv l

AET Europe

Work highlights

  • Representing PUC Belgrade Metro and Train in ongoing Commercial Court cases in Serbia against a contractor for contractual damages.
  • Representing Belkomunmas in two ongoing commercial law disputes against the City of Belgrade.
  • Representing Mobi Gas in two ongoing Commercial Court cases for the collection of claims.

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners‘ team has considerable experience in ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. The practice also assists with the enforcement of arbitral awards. Other key areas of work are corporate and commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and labour and IP-related disputes. Co-heading the group are arbitration specialist Marija Bojović and dispute resolution expert Uroš Popović. Fellow name partner Vuk Drašković is another integral team member, while Stefan Golubović is the senior associate to note.

Testimonials

A great team that is available and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Halkbank

Cabinet Moyersoen

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

McCann

Tenth Planet

Samsung

Philips

adidas Group

Delta Green

Titan Machinery

Work highlights

  • Representing Halkbank in 17 different enforcement, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Acting for Tenth Planet in litigation concerning an easement over high-value coastal land.
  • Acted for Philips in two very sensitive cases concerning the same ex-employee.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajin‘s dispute resolution department houses specialists in both commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm’s ‘great professionals‘ are also highly active in labour disputes. Heading the dispute resolution practice group, Marko Repic focuses on labour litigation, insolvency proceedings, and corporate, administrative and tax disputes, with experience in cross-border matters.

Testimonials

The lawyers and partners are primarily great professionals and experts. They are available at any time, and will always provide you with the best legal advice.

Good preparation for each case, with a very detailed approach and use of all available actions to solve the problem.

High-level professional service, great rapport with clients and clearly set goals.

Great approach to solving problems.

Their proposals are always feasible and in the best interests of the client.

Very fast in responding to requests.

Marko Repic and Ivana Zotovic handle all cases in a very positive manner.

We have been very satisfied with Marko Repic and the expert advice provided.

Key clients

Crnogorski Telekom

G4S Secure Solutions

DTD Group

Nelt Group

Tarkett

Agroinvest Fond

Mexican Embassy in Belgrade

Adecco Outsourcing

Geodis SCO

Rilon

Galenika

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Philip Morris International

AIK Bank

Carlsberg

Ingenico

Moguntia Food

Pernod Ricard

Promedica24

NLB Bank Montenegro

Hewlett Packard

Saint Gobaine

PGS Sofa & CO

Work highlights

  • Representing a multinational brewing company in complex litigation with its former high-level manager.
  • Acted for AIK Bank in various employment and labour law matters.
  • Representing a multinational pharmaceutical company in complex litigation with a former employee.

Maric, Mališic & Dostanic o.a.d.

Maric, Mališic & Dostanic o.a.d. houses experts in commercial, real estate and labour law disputes, along with enforcement and bankruptcy procedures. Recent highlights include appearing in an ICC arbitration concerning a greenfield investment. Heading up the dispute resolution department, Veljko Dostanic has a strong track record in cases at both first instance and appellate level. Oliver Radosavljevic also has longstanding dispute resolution experience, while attorney at law Uros Zigic has ‘a solution for every situation‘.

Other key lawyers:

Uros Zigic; Miodrag Klancnik

Testimonials

MMD is very professional, punctual and to the point.

The lawyers I work with are fast thinking, and able to give proper and correct estimations.

If you want in-depth analysis of a case, and clear and punctual advice, MMD is the perfect choice.

They handle cases very efficiently and professionally.

You get the impression that MMD lawyers are fighting your case as if it is one of their personal matters. Good value for money.

A law firm that is very experienced in dispute resolution. When it comes to disputes, the team’s experience, knowledge and creative approach are very valuable to us.

Veljko Dostanic and Uroš Žigić are excellent practitioners, who are available, easy to work with, punctual and realistic. They are very professional and handle cases with a lot of care and patience.

Uroš Žigić is recommended for being professional, clear, and with a solution for every situation. He is great!

Key clients

Apatinska pivara

IKEA

French Embassy in Belgrade

Robert Bosch

Bilfinger Tebodin

Mitsides Group

MG Precast

Unilever

Rhenus

Direktna Banka

Work highlights

  • Represented Apatinska pivara in a dispute with its former landlord arising from a differing interpretation of a complex lease agreement.
  • Represented Elgas in two high-value cases against public companies.
  • Represented the French Embassy in Belgrade in a labour-related dispute.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

The recent experience of Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ sizeable disputes team includes corporate investigation cases. Commercial disputes, including IP infringements and matters concerning Swiss franc-indexed housing loans, are also key areas of work. Nataša Lalović-Marić‘s dispute resolution specialisms cover shareholder disputes, insolvency litigation, damages claims and Swiss franc-related matters. Office managing partner Miroslav Stojanović regularly sits as an arbitrator, while Aleksandar Ristić was promoted to counsel in November 2021.

Key clients

UniCredit bank Srbija

Export Credit Insurance Organization

Quehenberger Logistics

OMV Srbija

S Leasing

Balfin Finance Investment Group

Establishment Labs Holding

Work highlights

  • Representing UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent doo Beograd) before the Administrative Court in a high-profile tax dispute.
  • Acted for UniCredit bank Srbija in successfully resolving three outstanding proceedings.
  • Assisted S Leasing with analysing the prospects of certain cases, appearing before the courts, and drafting court submissions.

NKO Partners

NKO Partners‘ ‘team is valued for its business-oriented approach and can-do attitude‘. Heading up the firm’s dispute resolution department, Danica Milic, who ‘demonstrates talent and unparalleled commitment and diligence‘, has extensive experience before Serbia’s courts. Milic routinely acts in complex commercial litigation on behalf of clients from a range of industries, while Djordje Nikolic predominantly assists with real estate and corporate disputes. Djuro Otasevic is ‘a skilled and experienced lawyer‘.

Practice head(s):

Danica Milic; Djordje Nikolic

Other key lawyers:

Djuro Otasevic

Testimonials

The team has always shown punctuality and provided top advice.

The team is valued for its business-oriented approach and can-do attitude.

Danica Milic specialises in dispute resolution, and has represented us well in court proceedings. She demonstrates talent and unparalleled commitment and diligence.

Djuro Otasevic is a skilled and experienced lawyer, who provides constructive high-level advice.

Key clients

INA

Heineken

Konica Minolta

Metro Cash & Carry

General Electric

PepsiCo

Marbo

Swarovski

Addiko Bank

C&A

Dr Max

Solibay Capital Partners

Azelis

MOL

Prica & Partners

Representing corporations, states and public enterprises, Prica & Partners‘ dispute resolution practice routinely acts in corporate disputes, including cross-border litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. Its expertise extends across a range of industry sectors, from finance, real estate and technology, to energy, pharmaceuticals, construction and manufacturing. Ana Calic-Turudija and Tijana Lalić, who ‘understands clients and their needs‘, are both commercial arbitration specialists. At associate level, Jovana Obradović acts in major insolvency proceedings.

Other key lawyers:

Jovana Obradović

Testimonials

Great expertise and the necessary level of contact, which result in positive outcomes.

They stand their ground and are very assertive.

The team that I worked with was professional, knowledgeable, motivated and engaged.

The most relevant thing to consider is a successful track record, and our experience with Tijana Lalić is nothing but positive.

Tijana Lalić understands clients and their needs.

Key clients

Hrvatska Elektroprivreda

Fujifilm

AstraZeneca

Transagent

Mytilineos Holdings

Duferco

Wizz Air Hungary

Lampsa

Corteva

Work highlights

  • Representing the national power company of Croatia, Hrvatska elektroprivreda, in debt recovery proceedings against Serbia’s national power company, Elektroprivreda Srbije.
  • Representing BMP (Belgrade), a subsidiary of Lampsa Hellenic Hotels, in three ongoing high-value labour-related cases.
  • Acting for WizzAir in a number of misdemeanour proceedings, which relate to the transport of passengers without valid travel documents or visas.

SOG Law Firm

Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm‘s ‘very efficient and reliable‘ team handles commercial litigation and international and domestic commercial arbitration, with a large international network to draw upon thanks to its membership of Interlaw. It is also sought out for its expertise in investment treaty arbitration, ADR, employment disputes, and bankruptcy and debt collection cases. ‘Very experienced attorneyRadovan Grbović leads the practice. Senior associate Katarina Živković is ‘a fantastic lawyer‘.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Grbović

Testimonials

Over the years, they have proved to be a very efficient and reliable team that has strong strategic and analytical skills.

They maintain high levels of responsiveness and have a problem-solving approach to every matter, which we highly appreciate.

Proactive, creative and hands on.

Radovan Grbović is a very experienced attorney, who possesses a thorough understanding of the local market and legal system.

Katarina Živković is a fantastic lawyer with great communication skills. Her meticulousness and precision in dealing with legal issues are of great value to our company.

Ivan Nikolić is experienced in various enforcement and debt recovery proceedings, and always ready to go the extra mile to assist the client – very practical and hands on.

Key clients

Etihad Aviation Group

Delta Holding

Air France KLM

Strabag

Abbott Medical Balkan

DB Schenker

FCC Group

The City of Kikinda

DB Engineering and Consulting

Outsource Insurance Professionals

Meinl Bank

Lafarge

Delta Inženjering

University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy

Sparrow

Kosovoprojekt

Eurodomus

Teslianum

Belgrade Jewish Community

Alimpex

Suntime

Agro-Hemik

Arcadia Svetila

Merkur Trgovina

Work highlights

  • Represented Delta Holding, as employer, in over 90 labour disputes.
  • Regularly represents FCC companies in Serbia in litigation relating to commercial and labour disputes, utility pricing, and enforcement procedures.
  • Assisting Alimpex with a series of disputes arising from a joint venture.

Andrejic & Partners

Andrejic & Partners‘ dispute resolution team is ‘very detail and results oriented‘. ‘A skilled and excellent litigator‘, Vladimir Peric is currently representing Imlek in hundreds of cases before Serbia’s courts, and managing partner Aleksandar Andrejic consistently acts in heavyweight disputes. Junior partner Andjelija Vasic has notable litigation and criminal law expertise.

Other key lawyers:

Silvija Stankovic

Testimonials

A very experienced team.

Very detail and results oriented.

Highly professional, experienced and meticulous lawyers.

Really stands out for its confidence and easy way of solving things.

Their workload is amazing! Very organised, and they can handle an extremely large amount of cases.

Vladimir Peric and his huge experience add value to the team. He is a skilled and excellent litigator!

Aleksandar Andrejic and Vladimir Peric lead the dispute resolution department with great dedication and commitment.

Aleksandar Andrejic and Andjelija Vasic are great lawyers and litigators.

Key clients

Log Center

Sepah

Cisco

Adventis Real Estate

Bitem

Guclu Insaat Makina

IGT Group

Keprom

Planeta Tyres

Eyemaxx International Holding & Consulting

Mi-Tech

Integro

Dasal

Surefield

VST Slovakia

Darko Zivanovic

Bega ING

Agromaric

Inos Balkan

AXIAN Partners

Log Center Airport

Logmaxx Alpha

Logmaxx Beta

Falco

Imlek

Edward Vermeer

STK Engineering

Raj Kos

DE-TA-P

BDD Sinteza

Fintex M4

UD Stari grad

Miroslav Mirkovic

Petruzalek

Farma 5

Gregorc Vinko

Agentservis

Boss Max

Ered Netherland

Eyemaxx Management

Work highlights

  • Represented Logmaxx Alpha in debt-related litigation initiated by an ex-contractor.
  • Represented Logmaxx Alpha in litigation with a former tenant.
  • Acted for Imlek in a large number of enforcement and litigation cases in Serbia.

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm

A young and dynamic law firm‘, Atanaskovic – Bozovic Law Firm assists with the full gamut of commercial litigation and arbitration. With over 15 years’ experience of acting in disputes in Serbia and the wider region, ‘exceptional attorneyOgnjen Božović predominantly represents clients in commercial disputes, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ognjen Božović

Testimonials

The team is extremely competent, fast in understanding the problems and needs of clients, and focused on finding the best suitable solution.

Each case is analysed in detail by partners and specially selected attorneys, who specialise in particular subject matters and branches of law.

They have extensive experience and a full understanding of local circumstances.

A young and dynamic law firm, which has introduced a unique approach to legal services and dispute resolution in Belgrade.

A team of senior professionals who are experienced in all areas.

Ognjen Božović is a great attorney.

Ognjen Božović is an exceptional attorney, who has the highest standards when it comes to his work.

Ognjen Božović is determined, enthusiastic and dedicated. We are happy to have him.

Key clients

Armanda Trucking Group

Carmeuse

Baha Dis Ticaret

Dufry

ClaimAir

Fruit Invest

Petrol d d Pik Pešter

Maxteam

Rose Elite

Komo Yu

Medigroup

Modelia

Trigema

Goldplast

Žito Dunav

Alpha Data

Golubović Simić & Marinković

Acting in an array of corporate disputes, Golubović Simić & Marinković has notable experience in assisting public institutions with dispute resolution. Led by name partner Djordje Simic, the team also represents domestic companies and international clients in court and arbitration proceedings. The group’s experience includes enforcement proceedings, insolvency litigation and labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Đorđe Simić

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Filipovic

Testimonials

The team has leading professionals for any field of law.

We always choose GSM to represent us in court in any commercial, labour or administrative procedure.

We are proud that they represent us, and would trust them with a case’s entire strategy.

Their commitment to clients’ specific needs is great.

Great amount of knowledge that is confirmed in practice. Solid commitment, expertise, availability, hard work and creativity.

Djordje Simic is highly competent in any litigation, and has profound knowledge of both commercial law and dispute resolution.

Tijana Filipovic is a real expert, who has won some very difficult lawsuits for us.

Key clients

CA Group

Beorol

Europapier Dunav

Premi Trade

Centar Boban

Work highlights

  • Representing CA Group, which is engaged in the processing, storage and re-use of waste materials, in a rare case involving blank bills of exchange.
  • Representing Centar Boban (a car dealership and repair shop) in a complex lawsuit over unpaid rent.
  • Representing Premi trade, a Serbian waste management company, in relation to a claim raised against a debtor company.

Harrisons Solicitors

English law firm Harrisons Solicitors is experienced in both international arbitration and litigation, and its work for international clients generates high volumes of labour law-related disputes. Consultant Lidija Labudovic, who acts in international arbitration and complex cases before the Serbian courts, can draw on her extensive in-house experience at the Serbian national oil company, NIS-Gazprom.

Practice head(s):

Lidija Labudovic

Other key lawyers:

Mark Harrison; Jelena Asanin

Key clients

FCA Srbija

Fortenova Grupa

Spearhead

Harsco Metals

Havi Logistics

SR Technics

Volvo

Rudnap doo (Al Dahra)

Sadler’s Wells Trust

Al Rawafed Serbia

Thomas Miller

Work highlights

  • Acted for FCA Serbia (Stellantis Group) in three commercial lawsuits, which were initiated by Serbian Cargo for demurrage and damage that occurred during the transport of goods via international railway.
  • Representing Al Dahra Rudnap in 18 disputes, including all court proceedings such as litigation, enforcement, bankruptcy and criminal procedures.
  • Representing various banks (including OTP Bank, the EBRD and DEG) during proceedings for the collection of outstanding claims, arising from loans granted to various commercial legal entities.

Jusufovic & Partners

Launched in 2018, Jusufovic & Partners‘ dispute resolution department has significant experience in complex commercial litigation. Dino Jusufovic, whose ‘client care ethic is extraordinary‘, previously co-headed the dispute resolution practice at JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic. Tijana Nikolic‘s practice covers labour, commercial and civil disputes, IP matters, and public procurement procedures.

Practice head(s):

Dino Jusufovic

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Nikolic; Dusan Bajic

Testimonials

A dependable source of experienced lawyers, who are willing to put themselves out on behalf of their clients.

They put a lot of hard work into their extensive legal services.

Thanks to their focus and determination in going the extra mile, we met our goals.

A tailor-made approach and solutions for unique problems.

Able to guide us through matters with a great deal of care and clarity, while taking the time to ensure we were fully aware of the process and on the same page.

Jusufovic & Parters has a great team. Their lawyers are always at our disposal, which means a lot to our company.

Dino Jusufovic and Dusan Bajic have handled our cases with calmness and clarity, and it’s remarkable how they have managed to keep everything running smoothly. I really appreciate their hard work and perseverance.

Dino Jusufovic gave me a clear explanation of the process, presented me with options and recommendations, and provided exactly what was needed to accomplish my objectives. From start to finish, I felt that my requests were handled professionally, delicately and with the utmost care. His client care ethic is extraordinary.

Key clients

Metro Cash & Carry

Mineco

Vahali Production Services

East Diagnostics

Alucommerce Systems

Damen Flowerbulbs

Flory Trading

Lifestone Capital

Vavrina Resources

AluKönigStahl

GTC Serbia

Slovenian Railways

CA Leasing Srbija

Raiffeisen Leasing Serbia

Trans Ferry

Air Delante

Serbian Music Authors’ Organization

The Organization of Phonogram Producers of Serbia

Organization for Collective Administration of Performers’ Rights

Work highlights

  • Acting for Metro Cash & Carry in its commercial and labour disputes, and enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings in Serbia.
  • Representing a mining industry client in an administrative law dispute against the Republic of Serbia, which related to an exploration licence.
  • Acting for a mining industry client in a high-profile dispute concerning damage compensation and lost profit.