Dispute resolution in Serbia

BDK Advokati AOD

BDK Advokati AOD's team is particularly well-known for its international arbitration expertise, including construction disputes. It also fields experts in criminal law cases, and a multidisciplinary team handles internal corporate investigations. Additional areas of strength are disputes involving tax law, employment, data protection and privacy, and corporate law, as well as plaintiff-side defamation cases. Tijana Kojović is an international arbitration specialist; Milan Dakić is noted for construction arbitration; and senior associate Aleksandra Đurđević has particular experience in litigation involving constitutional matters.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Other key lawyers:

Milan Dakić; Aleksandra Đurđević; Bogdan Ivanišević;

Testimonials

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

What I truly value is the team’s very good understanding of business and its very business-oriented approach.

It helps us quickly understand the issues that we have, identifying the potential risks and opportunities, and proposing very realistic, well-grounded solutions.

Tijana Kojović has rich experience and multi-disciplinary legal knowledge that allow her to react quickly and place the issues in a wider context.

Senior associate Aleksandra Đurđević is very approachable and appears to be someone who knows the courts inside out.

Key clients

Turkish Airlines

United States

Fresenius Medical Care

BIC Slovakia s.r.o.

Rezon Media Group

Rio Tinto

Negri Bossi

Air Serbia

Work highlights

  • Representing the USA in a series of employment law disputes with embassy personnel.
  • Defended Air Serbia against misdemeanour proceedings initiated by the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection.
  • Represented Turkish Airlines employees and officials (as injured party) in pre-investigation hearings before the Special Prosecutor’s Office for High-Tech Crime, which involved a computer fraud case.

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic 'provides outstanding legal services in a wide range of areas and industries'. The dispute resolution department is widely respected for its handling of sensitive and complex commercial, competition, labour and corporate disputes, both in judicial proceedings and ad hoc arbitrations. Djordje Novčić has extensive experience in commercial, corporate, and insurance disputes; Jelena Milinović focuses on civil and administrative cases, bankruptcy proceedings, and claims for damages. Senior associate Aleksandar Popović has 'a very systematic approach'.

Practice head(s):

Đorđe Novčić

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Milinović; Aleksandar Popović

Testimonials

The team manages to handle a large number of disputes and extra-judicial proceedings, always keeping track of every case and offering reasonable, client-oriented solutions, which are very valuable and highly appreciated.

The JPM team is responsive, solution oriented, punctual, and very clear in its advice.

They have a long list of professionals, who are specialised in different legal areas and can provide excellent legal advice, even on short notice and on very complex matters.

JPM is our law firm of choice; it provides outstanding legal services in a wide range of legal areas and industries, and all its partners and senior associates are dedicated and hardworking, as well as always being to hand.

Đorđe Novčić combines excellent legal knowledge with a proactive approach. He also has the ability to communicate complicated legal issues in an understandable way, and is known never to give up.

Đorđe Novčić’s style is very proactive and business minded. We believe he is one of the best litigation lawyers in Serbia.

Jelena Milinović is recognised for her experience, knowledge and clear legal advice.

Senior associate Aleksandar Popović is a good lawyer with lots of patience and a very systematic approach.

Key clients

BASF AG

Microsoft

Commerzbank AG

HP

Siemens

Puma

Schauer

VTB

Bayerische Landesbank

Gastrans

Srbijagas

Brrigdestone

China Shandong International

Knauf

Rehau

Helvetia Group

Beiersdorf

Emmezeta

CTP Serbia

Victoria

Work highlights

  • Representing Gastrans in numerous court proceedings, in relation to damage occurred during the construction work of the 400km-long Turkish Stream gas pipeline through Serbia.
  • Acted for Arcelormittal Holdings AG, as claimant, in commercial litigation against Swiss company Mineco AG, which involved a request to set aside all contracts and collaterals established in favour of ARCELORMITTAL.
  • Representing Xella, as claimant in proceedings before the Commercial Court in Belgrade, against Serbian Electricity Company, which involves a compensation claim for mining-related damages.

Karanovic & Partners

Karanovic & Partners fields 'a committed and motivated team of lawyers that is great for any dispute'. The dispute resolution practice is well known for its integrated regional coverage throughout Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Milan Lazić is the head of the regional arbitration and litigation practice; possessing longstanding experience, he acts in both high-profile court cases and major investor-state and commercial arbitrations. Promoted to partner in late 2019, Milica Savić also assists with international arbitrations, while Aleksandar Novaković is an experienced senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Milan Lazić

Other key lawyers:

Milica Savić; Aleksandar Novaković

Testimonials

This is a unique, full-service law firm that works across the entire Balkan region. There is great communication between the dispute resolution practice and other practice groups and colleagues from other jurisdictions within the law firm, which makes them unique and differentiates them from other local law firms as well as law firms that specialise in just one area of work.

Having a large number of lawyers makes them capable of handling a large amount of work and they always respect the agreed deadlines. And by knowing our business and our goals, they simply make our daily lives much easier.

A committed and motivated team of lawyers that is great for any dispute.

Their understanding of the industry, availability and detail-oriented approach differentiate them from competitors.

They are our first choice when choosing reliable and dedicated professionals from the legal sector in Serbia.

Their dispute resolution team covers a wide range of disputes and industries and keeps us constantly in the loop, which makes us feel safe and in reliable hands.

They always think multiple steps ahead, and you know that your dispute is carefully prepared. Another great feature is that we act together as one team with our lawyer.

Milan Lazić is a great business partner who understands our goals, and always provides the correct advice.

Key clients

Bosnia and Hezegovina

MK Group Serbia

Henkel Serbia

Henkel Central Eastern Europe GmbH

OTP bank (formerly Société Générale Group)

Petrol Group

Italiana Costruzioni S.p.A.

Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd.

Johnson Electric

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Law

Zijin Mining Group Co.

Serbia Zijin Bor Copper d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Acts, as lead counsel, for the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a $50m ICSID arbitration, which concerns the concession for the construction of a hydropower plant on the river Vrbas.
  • Represents Zijin, the owner of the largest mine in Serbia, in a number of commercial disputes before the courts in Serbia.
  • Assisting with various commercial disputes and white-collar crime matters.

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm

For some clients, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm has 'the best litigation team in Serbia - the whole department is very trial oriented, and informed and engaged throughout the whole process.' The practice has three highly experienced dispute resolution-focused partners in Senka Mihaj, Nemanja Ilic and Marko Milanovic; between them they cover litigation, arbitration, enforcement issues, insolvency, white-collar crime, labour disputes, commercial offences, administrative proceedings and IP rights protection. At senior associate level, Jelena Papić 'develops intelligent solutions for the most sensitive issues', and Bojan Jankovic is 'a very pragmatic litigator'.

Practice head(s):

Senka Mihaj; Nemanja Ilic; Marko Milanovic

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Papić; Bojan Jankovic; Bojana Bilankov; Milica Volarev

Testimonials

The dedication of these lawyers is remarkable.

The best litigation team in Serbia – the whole department is very trial oriented, and informed and engaged throughout the whole process; and most importantly, the lawyers perfectly understand the importance of attorney-client relations.

There are very experienced and energetic lawyers in the team, who provide legal advice of the highest quality.

Marko Milanovic is extremely proactive; he provides great expertise and possesses very good judgement.

Nemanja Ilic is one of the eminent practitioners in Serbia; I always want to have him on our side because he has the best understanding of commercial litigation in Serbia.

Nemanja Ilic is one of the best litigators in the country, and this is shown by his track record. He wins very important cases and we have full confidence that this will continue.

Senior associate Jelena Papić is a very dedicated, young lawyer, who develops intelligent solutions for the most sensitive issues.

Senior associate Bojan Jankovic is a very pragmatic litigator.

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Novartis

Air Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Belgrade Waterfront

Eagle Hills

Galeb Group

United Group

Kaizen

Rafako SA Poland

Public company for underground coal mining Resavica

Work highlights

  • Represents the Republic of Serbia in an €80m arbitration dispute against Rand Investments, as well as several other natural and legal persons claiming to be investors from Canada and Cyprus.
  • Defending Air Serbia against commercial litigation before the Commercial Court in Belgrade, which was initiated by a group of plaintiffs seeking damages.
  • Representing Bosnia and Herzegovina in a complex investment arbitration dispute involving the insurance sector.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

'Appreciated for its focus on the job, international experience, and ability to think beyond the normal solutions', Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its consistent success in commercial disputes, particularly in relation to multi-jurisdictional matters (including arbitrations). Jelena Bezarević Pajić is an international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration expert; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević specialises in commercial and corporate litigation, and arbitrations; and Slaven Moravčević and Matija Vojnović are the group's highly esteemed name partners. Attorney at law Tanja Šumar is 'a fabulous talent', who specialises in defending respondent states.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević; Jelena Bezarević Pajić

Other key lawyers:

Matija Vojnović; Tanja Šumar; Vanja Tica; Hristina Todorovic

Testimonials

A leading firm for its organisational skills, professionalism and legal knowledge.

We consider their in-depth grasp of the law as a real strength.

Their understanding of all the key issues allows for a robust work product, and the working relationship allows for a very helpful open line of communication.

The MVP team is very flexible when it comes to stepping in, and it has impressively broad experience.

I appreciate their focus on the job, international experience, and ability to think beyond the normal solutions.

The practice provides superb and timely advice, as well as results.

One has to single out Jelena Bezarević Pajić, who is very dedicated to her clients. She acts promptly and precisely, and always has in mind the overall interests of the client.

Attorney at law Tanja Šumar is a fabulous talent and very dedicated to her work.

Key clients

State of Montenegro

Cooper Standard

Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže (part of United Group owned by BC Partners)

Sberbank Russia

Banca Intesa

Anadi Bank

OMV

Getinge South East Europe d.o.o. Beograd

Adient Seating

Hyundai

Lidl (Serbia)

NEPI Real Estate Development (part of New Europe Property Investments plc)

Benu

Azmont Investments

Wolfin Bautechnik GmbH

Andritz Hydro

APS Holding

Energoprojekt Oprema (part of Energoprojekt group)

Phoenix Pharma d.o.o. Bjeljina

Prvi Faktor

Confida group

Mera Investment Fund LTD

Fortuna Astrum (subsidiary of Bank of Cyprus)

Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch & Tiefbau GmbH & Co KG

Capital Estate

Millet SAS

Sportina Group

Vantage Leasing

Halkbank a.d. Beograd and Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S.

Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD Nikšić

Work highlights

  • Acted for the State of Montenegro in seven major arbitration wins, including five investor-state arbitrations and two high-value commercial arbitrations.
  • Actidng for Zelena N.V. , Energo-Zelena dooKunsttrans, won two major investment arbitrations against Serbia.
  • Represented Sberbank in the collection of a €1.3bn-plus claim.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners has a strong name in the market for its representation of foreign and domestic clients before the courts; the team typically acts in complex litigation that involves commercial, employment, IP, administrative and environmental disputes, along with bankruptcy (and related litigation) and enforcement proceedings. It also acts in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations. Dragan Psodorov is a highly rated arbitration specialist, and Petar Stojanović consistently acts in high-value cases and international arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Petar Stojanović; Dragan Psodorov

Other key lawyers:

Goran Vucic

Testimonials

They possess high levels of skills that go beyond legal competence, including project and contract management and an understanding of business culture.

The availability of the employees is excellent.

The firm is characterised by its analytical abilities, with full attention paid to every detail; we also like its logical reasoning and sound judgement.

They investigate and research every piece of information with speed and accuracy, and seek meaningful feedback from clients.

Great for its realistic approach to clients’ legal situations and evaluation of the legal strength of cases and legal arguments, which ultimately lead to successful outcomes for clients.

Dragan Psodorov shows great professionalism, is always available, and always respects every agreement and deadline. He also has the ability to anticipate upcoming problems with a strategy for every outcome.

Dragan Psodorov’s excellent, highly professional attitude makes him exceptional. We believe that his experience with complex matters is essential for our company.

Petar Stojanović is a hugely experienced lawyer.

Key clients

Nelt Group

State Lottery of Serbia

Government of Montenegro

Sonuba doo – Member of Mercury Group

Montecco

AZVI

Rubau

GrECo International

Siemens

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan

Audi AG

Sandvik

Evroins osiguravanje

Mitros Fleischwaren

Work highlights

  • Representing Rubau, a Spanish construction company, in a high-value ICC arbitration.
  • Represented the State Lottery of Serbia in IP litigation before the Commercial Court in Belgrade.
  • Representing Nelt Co, and its subsidiary Neoplanta, in over 20 high-value ongoing disputes, which relate to the public takeover of Neoplanta by Nelt in 2013.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic is widely respected for its international arbitration and dispute resolution practice in Serbia. In addition to its robust commercial and employment litigation expertise, the firm has also expanded its litigation practice in relation to media law, and copyright and trade mark infringements. Vladimir Djeric is highly regarded for his dispute resolution experience, particularly commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters; he also acts in general commercial litigation and media law-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Djeric

Other key lawyers:

Dejan Bogdanovic; Katarina Radovic; Mara Jankovic; Lena Petrovic; Nevena Drobnjakovic

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Barlan S&M doo/Coca Cola

Mol Serbia doo

ADRIA NEWS doo (N1 TV)

United Media Digital doo

SBB d.o.o.

Imperial Tobacco SCG doo

Ceramic by Porcelanosa d.o.o.

TÜV Thüringen e.V. Germany

Guess Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bosnia and Herzegovina in an ICSID investment arbitration.
  • Representing the Republic of Serbia in an ICSID arbitration case.
  • Representing TÜV Thüringen E.V. Germany in proceedings, which were initiated by Messer Tehnogas a.d. Serbia before the Commercial Court in Belgrade for damages for alleged product deficiencies.

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

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz's dispute resolution team is consistently sought out to appear before both the courts and in public administrative proceedings. The practice also acts in national and international arbitrations. Dispute resolution head Nedeljko Velisavljević has extensive experience in white-collar defence and investigation matters, insolvency and restructuring matters. Attorney at law Nenad Kovačević focuses on dispute resolution and bankruptcy proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Nedeljko Velisavljević

Other key lawyers:

Nenad Kovačević; Ksenija Ivetić Marlović

Testimonials

Great for immediacy and ease of communication, as well as speedy delivery of solutions.

Nedeljko Velisavljević is really great; he is very good at predicting situations, always well informed about court practice, and willing to discuss all the issues.

Key clients

Ahold Delhaize

LEAR Corporation

Ball Corporation

Canon

Vestas

ADM Germany

AMETEK, Inc.

GTC

STRABAG

TÜV SÜD AG

Šinvoz d.o.o. Zrenjanin (business partner of Bombardier)

Podravka

Paccor

Sea Danube Trans

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ahold Delhaize, a large food retail group in numerous litigation matters.
  • Representing LEAR Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems in different labour dispute proceedings in Serbia, as well as criminal matters (as aggrieved party).
  • Representing Ball Corporation, a beverage can producer in various dispute proceedings in Serbia, including a white-collar criminal matter.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) is 'a great firm for clients looking for combined Serbian law and international arbitration experience'. The practice consistently handles significant general commercial matters and insurance claims, along with employment and insolvency disputes. 'Obviously a leader in the field', Nenad Stankovic 'has a strong track record and reputation for dispute resolution'; of counsel Andrej Savin's practice includes international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution; and attorney at law Sara Pendjer is 'a very experienced disputes lawyer'.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic; Sara Pendjer

Other key lawyers:

Andrej Savin; Luka Marosiuk

Testimonials

Stankovic & Partners’ team has a unique client-orientated approach, and its in-depth knowledge in law is combined with an understanding of the local environment, specific legal development trends, and detailed knowledge of case law.

A great firm for clients looking for combined Serbian law and international arbitration experience.

Stankovic & Partners team is very professional, client oriented and dedicated to providing the best service.

Nenad Stankovic is a particularly skilled lawyer, with exceptional knowledge of Serbian law, as well as investment treaties and practice.

Nenad Stankovic is obviously a leader in the field and has a strong track record and reputation for dispute resolution.

Nenad Stankovic has a truly impressive range of legal knowledge, as well as a strategic approach that hones in on the key issues.

We are very satisfied with the advice and actions delivered by Nenad Stankovic and attorney at law Sara Pendjer in relation to our company’s disputes. I like their approach to issues, as well as their creativity and knowledge.

Sara Pendjer is quickly building a strong reputation in this area and is a very experienced disputes lawyer.

Key clients

Rand Investment, Canada

Proinvestments

Apatinska Pivara doo, part Of Molson Coors Group

Unicredit Turnaround Management (Member of Unicredit group)

Tigar AD

Crveni signal

Agromil

Kolosej group

Brikel EAD

Kimberly group

Beauvallon

Work highlights

  • Representing Rand Investments (Canadian corporation), as well as a number of other claimants, in an international investment arbitration, which concerns 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), which arose from the construction of a shopping centre in Belgrade.
  • Acting, as local counsel, in investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Serbia, which concern the bilateral investment treaty between Serbia and Bulgaria.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office's lawyers 'achieve positive court decisions in cases that are very important to clients'. The practice handles complex and high-value commercial cases before both the Serbian and Montenegrin Courts; it is also highly regarded for investment treaty arbitrations. Miloš Milošević is a specialist in civil and commercial litigation, while Ivan Ljubisavljavić is the senior associate to note. Former partner Marko Trišić left the firm in late 2019 for VMT Law Office .

Practice head(s):

Miloš Milošević; Ivan Ljubisavljević

Testimonials

The litigation team is extremely well educated, informed about court practice, and professional; it also appropriately resources and is fast in its delivery of legal products.

The professionalism and constant monitoring of both court practices and regulations are respected by the competition, as well as by the courts and their judges.

The lawyers achieve positive court decisions in cases that are very important to clients.

The lawyers in this firm stand out for their litigation credentials.

They have extensive experience, keep up with current practice, and distinguish themselves through the quality of their work.

The firm provides clients with personalised and efficient legal advice of the highest professional standard. They have a pragmatic approach, are fast and cost efficient.

The team provides timely, accurate and detailed advice.

Miloš Milošević stands out for his expertise.

Key clients

Generali Osiguranje Srbija (Generali Insurance Group)

Nestlé Adriatic

Titan Cementara Kosjerić

Prva Televizija doo Beograd

B92 doo Beograd

Petrol d.d. Ljubljana

Sberbank AD Serbia

Vojvođansa Banka AD Novi Sad (OTP group)

Credit Agricole Banka

Aik Banka AD Beograd

Expobank AD Beograd

Erste Banka AD Novi Sad

Direktna Banka AD Beograd

Work highlights

  • Advised Generali Osiguranje Srbija ADO on the admissibility of a claim.
  • Acted for Generali Osiguranje Srbija (Generali Insurance Group) before the courts in a matter that concerned whether an insurance beneficiary is entitled to recoup the cost of an attorney (to report its case) from the policy.
  • Acted for Sberbank AD Belgrade; Vojvođanska banka AD Novi Sad (OTP Bank) before the courts in a matter that involved the potential termination of a loan agreement.

Baklaja Igric Tintor Law Office

Baklaja Igric Tintor Law Office's 'excellent' department is best known for its arbitration practice and white-collar crime litigation expertise. Boris Baklaja regularly represents local and international clients in front of the commercial courts; and Jugoslav Tintor has vast experience in white-collar crime cases and internal investigations. Katarina Obradović Baklaja is an experienced senior lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Boris Baklaja; Jugoslav Tintor

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Obradović Baklaja; Dusan Delic

Testimonials

They became a part of our team, not just a company paid to do a job.

They have an excellent team that is very organised, responsive, efficient, and focused on analysing all facts and legal matters.

Boris Baklaja is very good at what he does – he is active and professional during all stages of arbitration proceedings.

Boris Baklaja has excellent strategic skills and great knowledge of legal matters.

Senior lawyer Katarina Obradović Baklaja is an excellent legal expert.

Key clients

Abeks Financial Consulting Llc.

Belkomunmmas JSC

Byzantio Kesidis Group ltd

TMG Group llc.

Tecomserv ltd

A.E.T. Europe BV

Work highlights

  • Represented the claimant in an arbitration matter.
  • Acted for a Belorussian entity in an ongoing commercial court case in Serbia against the City of Belgrade.
  • Acted in court and bankruptcy proceedings against a debtor company.

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners  'does excellent work and protects clients' interests well'. Marija Bojović has longstanding arbitration experience, and Uroš Popović and Vuk Drašković both have extensive experience in major dispute resolution matters in Serbia and Montenegro. Senior associate Stefan Golubović  is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Marija Bojović; Uroš Popović

Other key lawyers:

Vuk Drašković; Stefan Golubović

Testimonials

A very active and professional law firm that does excellent work and protects clients’ interests well.

Marija Bojović has great local knowledge.

Key clients

Halkbank

Cabinet Moyersoen

Pluto Housing Corporation

McCann

Tenth Planet

Samsung

Philips

adidas Group

DeFacto

Titan Machinery

Work highlights

  • Represented Halkbank in 17 different enforcement, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Acted in litigation concerning an easement right over high-value coastal land.
  • Defended litigation initiated by plaintiff Krivaja against Titan Machinery, which concerned the termination of a purchase and sale contract between the parties.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajin's 'dispute resolution practice stands out on the market for its exceptional legal service'. It is best known for its expertise in commercial litigation, arbitrations and labour disputes. Marko Repic specialises in litigation and arbitration, particularly in relation to commercial law, M&A, real estate and construction, and labour law.

Practice head(s):

Marko Repic

Other key lawyers:

Ivana Zotovic; Damjana Jeremic

Testimonials

Doklestic Repic & Gajin’s dispute resolution practice stands out on the market for its exceptional legal service. It has a unique approach to clients’ needs – we are very happy to work with them on a regular basis.

The team has excellent knowledge of procedural laws, and shows impressive creativity while protecting the interests of clients.

The team is very responsive and dedicated to its clients’ success.

The firm is known as one of the most successful firms around for dispute resolution practice in Serbia.

They are highly responsive and provide an undisputed, quality legal service. We put a lot of confidence in their advice, and can fully rely on such advice and reasoning.

Great experience and excellent communication skills.

Marko Repic is an outstanding lawyer and litigation practitioner.

Marko Repic really puts his heart into a case. Working with him and his team is an exceptional experience.

Key clients

Crnogorski Telekom

Ingenico S.A.

Moguntia Food

Pernod Ricard

Promedica24

NLB Bank Montenegro

Hewlett Packard

Saint Gobaine

G4S

DTD group

Nelt Group

Carlsberg

AIK Bank

Philip Morris International

Tarkett

Magna Pharmacia

Agroinvest Fond

Mexican Embassy in Belgrade

Work highlights

  • Acted for a multinational brewing company in complex litigation involving its former high-level manager.
  • Representing the client in litigation initiated by its former shareholders, who seek partial nullity (in terms of price) of a public offering process, whereby the client acquired shares from minority shareholders.
  • Defended litigation proceedings, which were initiated by a plaintiff claiming he was the owner of a property used by the client for over 30 years.

Maric, Mališic & Dostanic o.a.d.

Maric, Mališic & Dostanic o.a.d. 'never fails to deliver a top-quality service within the given deadline'. The practice acts in commercial litigation, real estate and labour disputes, and enforcement and bankruptcy procedures. 'Outstanding lawyerVeljko Dostanic heads the dispute resolution department, which includes Oliver Radosavljevic and attorneys at law Uros Zigic, Miodrag Klancnik and Cedomir Jelesijevic.

Practice head(s):

Veljko Dostanic; Oliver Radosavljevic

Other key lawyers:

Uros Zigic; Miodrag Klancnik; Cedomir Jelesijevic

Testimonials

The team is well trained and very practical, and it provides very prompt assistance.

The team never fails to deliver a top-quality service within the given deadline.

Very business oriented lawyers who always aim to find solutions.

The firm comprises great dispute resolution professionals, whose main strengths are problem solving, analytical thinking, and immediacy with clients.

Veljko Dostanic is an outstanding lawyer who knows every detail of a case.

Veljko Dostanic is very experienced, always to the point, and very proactive and reachable.

Oliver Radosavljevic and attorneys at law Miodrag Klancnik and Uros Zigic are all highly professional; their legal support is also fast and always within the agreed time frame.

Attorney at law Uros Zigic is a very experienced litigator and solid commercial lawyer, who knows both how to identify the points that are crucial to clients and how to fight for the client.

Key clients

Apatinska Pivara- Molson Coors Brewery

IKEA

French Embassy in Belgrade

Direktna Banka

Unilever

Bilfinger Tebodin

Robert Bosch

JUB doo

Alemani Trade

Intereuropa AD

Rhenus

Mitsides Group

Martini Gradnja

Work highlights

  • Represented APATINSKA PIVARA – MOLSON COORS BREWERY in a court case initiated against its former landlord, which arose from different interpretations of a complex lease agreement.
  • Represented ELGAS (a private natural gas distribution company) in two high-value cases against public companies.
  • Represented the FRENCH EMBASSY IN BELGRADE in a labour-related dispute, which includes the application of both local and international rules and treaties.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss' Belgrade dispute resolution team is headed by commercial litigation and arbitration specialist Nataša Lalović Marić. The team is active in corporate investigation cases, commercial disputes, insolvencies, and IP-related infringements. Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović is also a key contact, and Vidak Kovačević is an experienced counsel.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović; Nataša Lalović Marić

Other key lawyers:

Vidak Kovačević; Aleksandar Ristic

Key clients

UniCredit bank Srbija a.d.

Export Credit Insurance Organization (ECIO)

Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA Johnson Control Autobatterie GmbH &Co KGaA

OMV Srbija d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing UniCredit bank Srbija a.d. Beograd in over 10 civil litigation, enforcement and insolvency proceedings before the courts in Serbia, which predominantly concern former road construction companies.
  • Instigated court proceedings against a former franchisee, which concerned closing a restaurant in Serbia that used the client’s trade marks without the necessary authorisations.
  • Represented a major financial institution in several disputes with former clients, including claims for alleged damages arising out of unproven breaches of financial lease agreements.

NKO Partners

NKO Partners' team 'is appreciated for its quick turnarounds and extensive expertise'. 'Talented litigator' and dispute resolution head Danica Milic 'manages to deliver results under immense pressure'; Milic has expertise in commercial and labour disputes, as well as insolvencies. Also active in the department, Djordje Nikolic acts in significant corporate and real estate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Danica Milic; Djordje Nikolic

Testimonials

The team is appreciated for its professionalism, quick turnarounds and extensive expertise.

Danica Milic is a talented litigator who provides great advice on the procedural aspects of cases.

Danica Milica is a hardworking and responsive professional who manages to deliver results under immense pressure.

Key clients

INA

Heineken

Mol

Metro Cash & Carry

General Electric

PepsiCo

Marbo

Bizlink

Addiko Bank

C&A

Profinex

Work highlights

  • Acts for INA, a large Croatian oil and gas company, in its property disputes in Serbia.
  • Acts for Heineken in various disputes arising out of its day-to-day operations.
  • Represents a local subsidiary of Hungarian Gas and Oil Company Mol in several high-profile disputes concerning its business operations in Serbia.

Prica & Partners

Prica & Partners  is noted for 'advice that stands out and is always pragmatic and spot on'.  The dispute resolution practice has a strong reputation for its resolution of corporate disputes, including international and domestic arbitration, corporate litigation and cross-border disputes. 'Outstanding professionalsAna Čalić Turudija and Tijana Lalić are both regularly sought out for major international arbitration work.

Practice head(s):

Ana Čalić-Turudija; Tijana Lalić

Other key lawyers:

Jovana Obradović; Veljko Nešić

Testimonials

Their advice stands out and is always pragmatic and spot on – complex legal cases are always excellently conducted and closed.

Prica & Partners’ dispute resolution team is very knowledgeable and handles matters thoroughly.

It provides legal support and advice that best suits the client’s needs.

They have an excellent understanding of clients’ disputes – they are an indispensable partner for legal advice.

All matters have been excellently handled on time and within the agreed budget.

The team’s outstanding professionals include Ana Čalić-Turudija and Tijana Lalić.

Key clients

HEP Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd

Fujifilm

AstraZeneca

Transagent

Mytilineos Holdings S.A.

Holcim

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

LAMPSA SA

TEMSA

Duferco

Petruzalek

Work highlights

  • Representing HEP Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd, the national power company of Croatia in two separate proceedings against Serbian national power company, Elektroprivreda Srbije, for the recovery of a large debt, as well as a significant  damages claim for undelivered electricity.
  • Acting for WizzAir (European low-cost airline) in misdemeanour proceedings, which concern the carrying of passengers without valid travel documents or visas.
  • Represents Serbian company BMP d.o.o. Belgrade (a subsidiary of  Lampsa Hellenic Hotels S.A., which owns the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Serbia) in three ongoing labour management cases.

Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm

Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm is well known for its expertise in commercial litigation, commercial and investment treaty arbitration, debt collection, and bankruptcy and reorganisations; it also acts in employment law disputes. Radovan Grbović has extensive experience in litigation before the Serbian Courts; disputes and investigations before the regulatory authorities; and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Grbović

Other key lawyers:

Katarina Živković; Ivan Nikolić

Key clients

Abbott Medical Balkan

Etihad and Air Serbia

Valspar

Teslianum d.o.o.

FCC Eko d.o.o.

The City of Kikinda

University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy

Karina Moda

Sparrow d.o.o. Varvarin

Kosovoprojekt

Delta Holding

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

Karina moda

Outsource Insurance Professionals LLC Belgrade

Eurodomus doo

Work highlights

  • Acted for Etihad and Air Serbia in a dispute involving payment of damages and the resolution of ownership status of Air Serbia’s former headquarters.
  • Represented Delta Holding in over 90 labour disputes.
  • Assisted with high-value arbitration proceedings against the State of Montenegro.

Andrejic & Partners

Andrejic & Partners fields 'a great group of lawyers'. Dispute resolution head Vladimir Peric's experience includes handling several hundred enforcement and litigation procedures; Aleksandar Andrejic regularly works on some of the largest disputes in the market; and junior partner Andjelija Vasic is a civil and criminal litigation expert.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandar Andrejic; Vladimir Peric; Andjelija Vasic

Other key lawyers:

Silvija Stankovic

Testimonials

We are delighted with Andrejic & Partners. They do their best in all circumstances and are very friendly and experienced.

They think outside the box in order to protect clients’ interests.

A great group of lawyers! We like their approach and the energy they bring to the job.

They work very diligently for their clients and make sure everything is satisfactory.

They are always available and helpful – you can call them for help at any time.

Aleksandar Andrejic is a great lawyer. I am very pleased with his service and would recommend him to anybody.

Vladimir Peric’s advice and service are remarkable; he is dedicated to details, and goes beyond the usual effort to establish more personal relations with clients.

Andjelija Vasic is a great lawyer – we are very pleased with her performance.

Key clients

Logmaxx Alpha

Logmaxx Beta

Falco doo

Imlek AD

Edward Vermeer

STK Engineering GmbH

Raj Kos doo

DE-TA-P doo

BDD Sinteza

Fintex M4

UD Stari grad

Miroslav Mirkovic

Petruzalek

Grundfos

Farma 5

Gregorc Vinko

Agentservis doo

Boss Max

LN Solutions

Ered Netherland BV

Eyemaxx Management

Work highlights

  • Acted for Logmaxx Alpha AD in litigation against the Republic of Serbia for the recovery of damages.
  • Acted for Imlek AD, a large regional food factory, in a number of enforcement and litigation cases in Serbia.
  • Represented a Luxembourg-based investor in litigation in Serbia

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm's 'team is different because it thinks out of the box and can create solutions, even when an obvious solution is not apparent'. Ognjen Božović has longstanding experience in representing clients in commercial disputes, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ognjen Božović

Testimonials

They are reliable, give feedback very quickly, and can cover any legal issue.

The team is different because it thinks out of the box and can create solutions, even when an obvious solution is not apparent.

The dispute resolution team is excellent and very much in line with modern times and trends; and they provide short, but substantive and complete, advice.

In court, they come across as being well educated and well prepared professionals.

They have demonstrated professionalism, in-depth knowledge of Serbian law ,and dedication in supporting us throughout successful dispute resolution proceedings.

Ognjen Božović is very reliable, always ready to help, and finds solutions.

Ognjen Božović is extremely dedicated to his cases, focused on results and fights fiercely for us – an outstanding individual and attorney.

Ognjen Božović is experienced, specialises in dispute resolution work, and provides precise and efficient advice.

Key clients

Aster Tekstil Serbia (Turkey)

Armanda Trucking Group, USA

Carmeuse Belgium

Baha Dis Ticaret a.s. Turckey

Dufry Serbia

ClaimAir, Czech Republic

Fruit Invest, Serbia

Petrol d.d. Slovenia

Pik Pešter, a.d. Serbia

LPG Moravia Czech Republic

Maxteam, Serbia

Rose Elite, Ecuador

Komo Yu Serbia

Medigroup Serbia

Modelia d.o.o. Serbia

Trigema d.o.o. Serbia

Goldplast d.o.o. Serbia

Žito Dunav a.d. Serbia

Alpha Data Serbia

Work highlights

  • Represented Aster in complex tax misdemeanour proceedings.
  • Represented Armada Trucking Group in a dispute with a Serbian IT company, which concerned the development of an online application for trucks, cargo, locations and routes, among others.
  • Represented Carmeuse in bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings involving a major Serbian construction company.

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners

Filip Blagojević is a key partner in BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' dispute resolution department; he has niche and extensive expertise in sports law disputes, including complex matters involving the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Basketball Arbitral Tribunal cases.

Other key lawyers:

Filip Blagojević

Golubović Simić & Marinković

Golubović Simić & Marinković is experienced in corporate disputes, enforcement proceedings and insolvency proceedings. The team also assists with labour law-related disputes. Đorđe Simić has over 20 years' dispute resolution experience; his practice covers commercial litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring and criminal law.

Other key lawyers:

Đorđe Simić

Harrisons Solicitors

Harrisons Solicitors regularly acts in international arbitration and litigation; the practice also assists with labour disputes. Consultant and department head Lidija Labudovic (former litigation head at Serbian national oil company NIS-Gazprom) is a specialist in international arbitration and complex Serbian court matters.

Practice head(s):

Lidija Labudovic

Other key lawyers:

Mark Harrison; Jelena Asanin

Key clients

Fortenova Grupa d.d. and Agrokor group of companies

FCA Srbija d.o.o. (part of FIAT Chrysler Group Automobiles)

Harsco Metals

Havi Logistics

Al Rawafed Serbia

SR Technics

EBRD

Vitagrain

Volvo

Rudnap Irig (part of Al Dahra Serbia)

Spearhead

Sadler’s Wells Trust Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted in disputes initiated by Ivica Todoric in Serbia to nullify a particular article of a Croatian judgment, whereby the court settled with creditors and further to which Agrokor transferred shares in Serbian affiliates to Fortenova Grupa.
  • Acting in contractual liability-related litigation before the Commercial Court in Kragujevac (Serbia).  
  • Representing Vitagrain in litigation involving its claim for nullification of a sale and purchase agreement.

Jusufovic & Partners

Jusufovic & Partners is 'a very experienced litigation boutique' that acts in commercial litigation and business disputes. Former JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic dispute resolution co-head, Dino Jusufovic, is recommended for commercial litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings, and enforcement of debts, judgments and arbitral awards.

Practice head(s):

Dino Jusufovic

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Nikolic; Dusan Bajic

Testimonials

The team is business and client oriented, as well as being very efficient.

Their business background is what leads to great results.

Whenever clients have legal issues, this team is capable of understanding all aspects and provides quality legal advice.

Great involvement at senior level, which is of huge benefit.

This is a top-notch litigation practice in Serbia.

What I got from them was a quick understanding of the dispute by asking the right questions – this is a very experienced litigation boutique.

Dino Jusufovic is a top litigator, who is also a responsible, accurate and highly professional lawyer.

Dino Jusufovic offers out-of-the box thinking that has many times proved successful in solving problems.

Key clients

Lifestone Capital Limited

Vavrina Resources

Alukönigstahl GmbH Austria

GTC Serbia

Slovenian Railways, Railway Construction Company

Crédit Agricole Leasing Serbia

Raiffeisen Leasing Serbia

Trans Ferry SpA

Air Delante

Piraeus Rent

Serbian Music Authors Organization-Sokoj

The Organization of Phonogram Producers of Serbia- OFPS

Organization for Collective Administration of Performers’ Rights- PI

Work highlights

  • Acted in a high-profile dispute against a developer, which related to a software development agreement.
  • Acted in a dispute agains a lessee, which related to the determination of ownership title over mining equipment.
  • Acted in a high-profile breach of contract dispute against a former operator of a mine, which involved a claim for damages.