Employment in Serbia

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Providing 'consistently speedy, quality responses', Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners fields experts in employment contracts, day-to-day labour law issues, recruitment, employment terminations, and HR strategies and policies. Other areas of notable strengths are social benefits, secondments, compliance and anti-discrimination, along with health and safety measures, diversity issues, and HR-related corporate governance. Particularly well known for his expertise in advising on the employment aspects of major transactions in the region, Vuk Drašković heads the firm’s employment practice, of which senior associate Miloš Andrejević is a key member.

Practice head(s):

Vuk Drašković

Other key lawyers:

Miloš Andrejević

Testimonials

Ability to look beyond legal matters and advise clients on their options, while bearing in mind other matters like accounting, tax and talent retention.

Good teamwork and co-ordination in order to meet client expectations.

Consistently speedy, quality responses.

A highly reliable partner to collaborate with or instruct on employment-related matters.

Vuk Drašković and his team provide very high levels of service, answering in a timely manner and always at disposal for additional answers and help.

Key clients

Pepeliaev Group

Gazprom Neft

Pepco

The Walt Disney Company (formerly Fox Networks Group)

Elias Eco

Mace

MSC Global Shipping Company

Global Upside

DeFacto

Turkie Maarif School

Labena

Poseidon Human Capital

Qcerris

Advertima

Samsung

Philips

Signify

AC Nielsen

adidas Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Pepeliaev Group / Gazprom Neft – Gazprom Personnel LLCon the secondment of foreign employees.
  • Advised Mace on a significant redundancy termination procedure, which included 47 employment termination decisions.
  • Advised Samsung on a very sensitive dismissal procedure.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners' 'team is very approachable and reacts instantly to queries'. It is experienced in assisting multinational, local and regional companies, as well as diplomatic missions, with employment law-related disputes, involving harassment at work and employment termination cases; the team also advises on day-to-day employment law matters. Further to its 2019 collaboration agreement with Andersen (the global advisory association), the firm's employment department is a member of the Andersen Europe employment and labour law service line. Milica Vesić primarily assists with protecting employers' interests.

Practice head(s):

Milica Vesić 

Testimonials

High level of flexibility.

Ability to adapt to tight timelines with excellent negotiation skills.

They make you feel part of the team.

Reliable, timely, accurate, with great responsiveness and professionalism – great support and they truly partner with clients.

Deep knowledge and understanding of our company as well as the industry itself – proactive and very solution oriented.

The JSP team is very approachable and reacts instantly to queries, leaving no chance of miscommunication or misunderstanding; they always try to understand our needs and apply them to an applicable legal frame.

Milica Vesić is an exceptional labour law expert, with extensive practical knowledge and a hands-on approach to topics. She is forward thinking and always gives the full picture, in relation to both the positive and possibly negative impact of certain decisions.

Key clients

Siemens

General Electric

Johnson & Johnson

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan

Toyota

Panasonic

Freeport McMoRan Explorations

State Lottery of Serbia

MSD – Merck Sharp & Dohme

Teknoxgroup – Caterpillar

BSH Hausgeräte

NOKIA

Rakita Exploration

SSA Pana

Quality Austria

Alkemy doo Belgrade

Alkemy Play doo Belgrade

Birdseye International Inc.

Luma Investment

Elekta Solutions doo

Infrastructure Development and Construction

RAICO BUILDING SUPPORT doo Belgrade

CPV Tekstil

Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

MITROS FLEISCHWAREN

NC Services

Trusted Marketing Services

Siemens Energy

Repräsentanz Credo Schweiz

Watson Marlow Representative Office in Belgrade

Sandvik

Work highlights

  • Advised on compliance issues.
  • Advised on the labour law aspects of the status change of the employer, which included the transfer of employees.
  • Advised high numbers of clients on urgent labour law issues, which were triggered by the state of emergency declared in the Republic of Serbia further to the Covid-19  pandemic.

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic's department acts for a significant number of longstanding clients, predominantly from the IT, retail and automotive industries. In addition to the practice's employment and labour expertise, clients also benefit from the firm's experience in data protection, corporate and IP issues. 'A co-operative, business partner to clients' Jelena Nikolić advises on day-to-day labour law issues and also  disputes. At senior associate level, Anja Šakan's expertise includes labour law and foreigners' rights.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Nikolić

Other key lawyers:

Anja Šakan

Testimonials

Very professional, covering different areas of business.

Easy communication levels and very quick.

Jelena Nikolić is a co-operative, business partner to clients.

Key clients

AVON COSMETICS SCG D.O.O. BEOGRAD

BASF SRBIJA D.O.O. BEOGRAD

BEIERSDORF D.O.O. BEOGRAD

CONTITECH FLUID SERBIA D.O.O.

COMPAREX AG

Control4 Europe doo Beograd

C.D HOLDING INTERNATIONALE SAS

DANFOSS DOO

DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.p.A

DEICHMANN TRGOVINA OBUĆOM SRB D.O.O.

DEUTSCHE SCHULE BELGRAD

DECEUNINCK

EASY2U TECHNOLOGY DOO BEOGRAD

ENTERPRISE SERVICES (FORMERLY HEWELETT PACKARD)

Elektrotehnički Institut „Nikola Tesla“

Festo Gesellschaft m.b.H

GIZ-KANCELARIJA BEOGRAD

HALKBANK a.d. Beograd

IKEA SRBIJA DOO

KARCHER d.o.o. Beograd

Kolubara-Univerzal d.o.o.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

MTU Aero Engines AG

Mylan EMEA SAS

M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG

NORMA GRUPA JUGOISTOČNA EVROPA D.O.O. SUBOTICA

Namics doo Beograd

PSI CEVI ZA BRODOVE I INDUSTRIJU DOO

PTC – Plugin

REHAU D.O.O.

Scania Srbija d.o.o.

Siemens Healthcare d.o.o. Beograd

Tocka Windows d.o.o. Žabari

TOM INTERNATIONAL BV

Xella International GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised NORMA GRUPA JUGOISTOČNA EVROPA D.O.O. SUBOTICA on a range of employment issues, including employment terminations.
  • Assisted BASF SRBIJA D.O.O. BEOGRAD with the employment aspects of the Covid-19 emergency.
  • Assisted MTU Aero Engines AG with a range of employment law matters, including drafting an employment rulebook and employment agreement.

Karanovic & Partners

'A practice that never disappoints', Karanovic & Partners' team is widely recognised for its handling of a wide range of employment law matters, from day-to-day employment issues to more contentious and complex matters. Examples include the labour issues surrounding privatisations and M&A, labour disputes, employment terminations and outsourcing, along with secondments, benefit plans, pension entitlements, sick leave and work injuries. 'A hugely trustworthy and hardworking lawyer', Milena Jakšić Papac heads the employment practice group, of which experienced associate Milijana Tomić is a key member. The team also gained Boris Radojčić from Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm.

Practice head(s):

Milena Jakšić Papac

Other key lawyers:

Milijana Tomić; Boris Radojčić

Testimonials

We have been working with this law firm for over twenty years, and this is a practice that never disappoints.

Fantastic support from Milena Jakšić Papac – a hugely trustworthy and hardworking lawyer, who provides very sound and business-friendly advice.

Senior associate Boris Radojčić provided great guidance and advice, ensuring that complicated processes ran smoothly.

Key clients

Epic Games

L’Oréal

Mars Wrigley

Bechtel

Johnson Electric International AG

West Pharmaceutical Services

Inditex Group (Zara)

Ericsson doo Belgrade

Swarovski

Wolt

Work highlights

  • Advised Inditex group, a Spanish multinational clothing company, on various employment issues concerning its daily operations in Serbia.
  • Advised Bechtel on a range of employment issues, including employment documents.
  • Advises US-based West Pharmaceutical Services on various labour law issues related to its daily operations.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic's 'practice has proven to be extremely efficient, and prepared to help clients in every possible manner'. It advises international companies (and their local subsidiaries) on an array of labour law and employment issues; examples include working conditions, HR policies and privacy, whistleblowing, mobbing, and labour law litigation. With vast experience in employment law work, Katarina Radović heads the employment department; her experience includes the cross-border assignment of employees, as well as the drafting of companies’ internal employment regulations.

Practice head(s):

Katarina Radović

Other key lawyers:

Lena Petrovic; Nevena Drobnjakovic

Testimonials

The practice has proven to be extremely efficient, and prepared to help clients in every possible manner.

The team is quick to respond, responsible, reliable, and punctual when performing its tasks.

Key clients

Barlan S&M doo

Coca Cola

Pernod Ricard Srbija doo

Mol Serbia doo

Insajder Produkcija d.o.o. Beograd

Imperial Tobacco SCG

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst Predstavnistvo Beograd

Museum of Contemporary Art

Bauerfeind d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised MTU Aero Engines AG on the full range of employment issues, including working conditions.
  • Advised the Museum of Contemporary Art on various employment issues during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Advised Imperial Tobacco SCG d.o.o. on the assignment of employees outside the Republic of Serbia, as well as actions involving employees’ disciplinary misconduct and violation of work duties.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's 'lawyers are knowledgeable, and always ready to think outside the box and propose creative solutions'. The practice advises on all aspects of employment law, from the beginning of the employment relationship to its end. Highly rated partner Marija Vlajkovic advises a number of major clients on their daily employment matters, as well as on labour law-related disputes. Providing notable support is attorney at law Bojan Rajic, who assists international clients with employment law issues when entering the Serbian market.

Practice head(s):

Marija Vlajkovic

Other key lawyers:

Bojan Rajic

Testimonials

Highly competent and engaged team of experienced professionals.

They are not just legal advisers, but also a real partner to our business; and they take great care of clients’ interests.

Great partners with different legal expertise.

A quality and very precise service when compared with other law firms.

They will never advise on the commencement of litigation that will not have a high chance of winning.

Its lawyers are knowledgeable, and always ready to think outside the box and propose creative solutions.

They are always available, and quick in their responses.

High levels of knowledge and experience, with a personal but professional approach; and they deal with stressed and urgent matters in a relaxed but serious way.

Key clients

OMV

United Group

Cooper Standard

SAP West Balkans d.o.o.

Immofinanz AG

Magna

Timab

Adient

Nepi Rockastle

Phoenix Group

Crowe Horwath

Getinge

Sitel

CBRE

Amrest

Work highlights

  • Provides regular employment advice to OMV.
  • Advised Quest Software on the Serbian labour law aspects of its acquisition of Apex SQL.
  • Assisted Sitel with introducing work from home, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BDK Advokati AOD

BDK Advokati AOD's 'team is very responsive, and gives excellent commercial and legal advice'. It provides assistance with day-to-day employee-related matters, including immigration issues, as well as employment litigation, data protection and employee transfer matters. Experienced managing partner Tijana Kojović is the key partner, who 'gives the very best of herself when advising', and experienced attorney at law Marija Gligorević 'always tries to find the best solution for our company'.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Other key lawyers:

Marija Gligorević

Testimonials

The team is very responsive, and gives excellent commercial and legal advice.

They were pragmatic in putting the legal advice into context and tailoring it to our needs.

They know the Serbian market very well and provides invaluable advice to us.

They have a can-do attitude, and fees charged were very reasonable for the level of service provided.

The team has a strong legal background and responds to client requests quickly, even under pressure; it is also always available and helpful, and explains everything clearly to people who do not work in law.

Tijana Kojović gives the very best of herself when advising.

Attorney at law Marija Gligorević is very co-operative and always tries to find the best solution for our company, no matter at what time we call.

Key clients

Amazon

Aviv

Adient Interiors

British American Tobacco (BAT)

Decathlon

Hilton

Sanne Group

Froneri Adriatic

Erber Group

Rio Tinto

BIC Slovakia s.r.o.

Turkish Airlines

Valvoline

Enlight Renewable Energy

Smith Micro Software

Krosaki Harima Europe B.V.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Beograd na vodi

Netconomy

PPG Balkans

Parexel

Alpha Data Solutions

CRBC

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon on various employment-related matters, including immigration and data protection issues in Serbia.
  • AssistsAviv with day-to-day labour matters, including employment contracts, work rules and employment terminations, among others.
  • Assists Adient with a wide array of employment-related issues and labour litigation.

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners is 'great for complex employment matters'. The practice's breadth of coverage includes work management issues, employment terminations, employment incentive plans, and reorganisations. Other areas of strength include outsourcing, collective bargaining, industrial action, cross-border recruitment, personal data protection, and restrictive covenants. The team also has a robust labour disputes practice. The principal contacts are 'responsive' managing partner Vladimir Bojanović and Nikola Gvoić, who has extensive experience in labour and employment law.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Gvoić

Other key lawyers:

Vladimir Bojanović

Testimonials

A super-responsive team.

Great for complex employment matters.

A sophisticated approach to work from a senior team that delivers.’

A great mix of people with various backgrounds in employment.

They have employment lawyers who understand new areas such as crypto trading – they are impeccable in their work.

Vladimir Bojanović is responsive and understands industry.

Vladimir Bojanović and Nikola Gvoić are truly great professionals.

Nikola Gvoić can deliver on the most complex assignments.

Key clients

EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.

McKinsey

Sandoz Pharma Services SRL

Barry-Wehmiller

Lidl

Fevo, Inc

Mainframe2 d.o.o Nis (member of Nutanix)

One & Only Portonovi Montenegro (member of Kerzner International)

Precision Medicine Group

Syneos Health

Ralu d.o.o. Beograd (member of Lura Group)

TMF Group

Sutherland Global

Generali Group

Gazprom

Gastrans

AMC Networks

Wizz Air

Balkaneum

Gazprom Personal

Bayer AG

Centrade Integrated LLC

Hub X

Work highlights

  • Assists with all types of employment agreements and employment documents.
  • Assisted with the assignment of employees.
  • Assisted with a variety of employment matters.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss' 'knowledge of local legislation allows clients to rely on solid legal opinions during the decision-making process'. Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović's has 'impressive knowledge of domestic laws' and 'excellent' senior associate Marijana Zejakovic has approximately 11 years' experience in employment matters, including related data protection and corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović

Other key lawyers:

Marijana Zejakovic; Milos Andjelkovic

Testimonials

Experienced experts, who are solutions oriented, stress-resistant, and work well in an environment of rapid changes.

Their knowledge of local legislation allows clients to rely on solid legal opinions during the decision-making process.

Always available to the client.

High level of communication skills provides clients with the confidence that the assignment will be completed, and that mutual understanding with the authorities will be reached.

Miroslav Stojanović’s has impressive knowledge of domestic laws.

Senior associate Marijana Zejakovic is a responsible, excellent professional, who can always be counted on for her detailed, competent and timely advice, despite short deadlines.

Key clients

Hutchinson

NIS

Peek&Cloppenburg

WPP Group

SAP

KFW (formerly KfW Bankengruppe)

Cineplexx International GmbH

Gilbarco Acis, a part of Fortive Group

DMG Mori

Work highlights

  • Provides continuous advice to Hutchinson d.o.o., on day-to-day employment issues, including drafting employment rulebooks and individual employment agreements.
  • Advises a branch of DMG Mori on various employment law-related issues that it faces in Serbia, including assistance with entering into employment agreements.
  • Advised a joint venture company (between Russian Gazprom Neft and the Republic of Serbia) on various employment law-related matters, including collective agreements.

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

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz's 'lawyers in the Belgrade office have a great way of working'. The Belgrade employment practice is headed by the highly regarded Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović, who has over 15 years' experience in advising on all aspects of employment, labour and pensions law, in relation to transactions, and restructuring schemes. She also act on labour-related dispute proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović

Testimonials

The lawyers in the Belgrade office have a great way of working – if one of the lawyers you work with is not available, they find a replacement very quickly.

The lawyers are very professional and very open to co-operation.

Excellent specialist and attorney at law Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović is highly co-operative.

Key clients

LEAR Corporation

Ahold Delhaize

Johnson & Johnson

Canon

KONE

Mondi Group

TechData Europe

Vice Media Inc.

BMTS Technology

fischer automotive systems GmbH & Co. KG

König Metall Group

Hyperoptic Ltd

AECOM

EOS Group

Paccor

TeleTrader Software GmbH

Work highlights

  • Provides day-to-day legal advice to LEAR Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, in relation to HR and labour law issues in Serbia.
  • Advises Ahold Delhaize, a large food retail group on its day-to-day labour law matters in Serbia.
  • Advises Johnson & Johnson on a day-to-day basis on various employment matters in Serbia.

Prica & Partners

Prica & Partners is experienced in the employment issues arising from acquisitions, the establishment and termination of employment, and restructuring programmes. It also fields specialists in compensation policies, benefits packages, employee share purchase plans, disputes, and the employment of foreign nationals. Tijana Lalić has extensive experience in acting in labour disputes, including mobbing cases; and well-regarded senior associate Jelena Edelman has particular expertise in immigration matters arising from the employment of foreign nationals in Serbia.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Edelman

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Lalić; Jovana Obradović; Ana Čalić Turudija

Key clients

Corteva

VINCI S.A.

AstraZeneca

Apple

Istrabenz Plini

dm drogerie markt

Borealis

Abbvie

Dun & Bradstreet

WizzAir

L’Oréal

EssilorLuxottica S.A.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Analog Devices GmbH

Crédit Agricole SA

Higg Co LLC

Abbott

NECTEL

Grundfos

Cisco

Syngenta

Sandoz (Novartis division)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Abbvie with its employment structure in Serbia.
  • Assisted EssilorLuxottica, an eyewear manufacturing company, with analysing and implementing its employee offering in Serbia for 2020, which included tax, employment and data protection perspectives.
  • Advised Automattic, Inc (a US private company) on participation in its stock purchase plan.

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm

The sectors in which Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm is particularly strong are textiles, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The team is well known for its experience in delicate areas, such as employment inspections, strikes, and union negotiations, disputes, and employment terminations. Miloš Atanasković predominantly acts for international clients and Vuk Božović  is 'an exceptional lawyer'.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Atanasković

Other key lawyers:

Vuk Božović; Milena Rašković

Testimonials

They deliver good solutions to legal issues, work vary fast, and easily adapt to changes in our corporate environment.

They are very professional, reactive and responsive – more than any other lawyers I have worked with before.

They were available for me night and day – and, of course, they are very competent and experienced.

The team is excellent, with great knowledge of labour relations.

They think out of the box, and always respond to our needs in a timely manner and with great quality.

Very professional in their co-operation – a great experience.

Vuk Božović is an exceptional lawyer and legal adviser; his contribution to our business is significant, and he is very clear, responsible and professional.

Key clients

Berlin-Chemie Menarini AG

Integrated Micro-Electronics d.o.o. Niš, Serbia

DUFRY

Boehringer Ingelheim

Tay Group (Taypa Tekstil/Tayteks Tekstil)

Aster Tekstil, Istanbul, Turkey

SOS Children’s Village

Astay, Turkey

Meytes

HSE Balkan Energy d.o.o. Belgrade, Serbia

X1 Medical Technologies d.o.o. Belgrade, Serbia

PIK Pester AD

Helios Srbija a.d. Beograd

EPCG doo Beograd

iTravel doo Beograd

D.MED SHARED SERVICES doo Beograd

Plast and Metal Balkans doo

French Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Tehnička Škola „Nikola Tesla“

Ninox doo Beograd

CPU doo Beograd

Work highlights

  • Assisted with numerous employment matters, including defining working conditions, engaging new employees, and obtaining residency and work permits.
  • Assisted Ninox doo Beograd with employment matters.
  • Provides continuous employment law assistance to Boehringer Ingelheim Serbia doo Beograd, a multinational pharmaceuticals corporation.

AVS Legal

AVS Legal's team advises major corporate clients on labour hirings, terminations, secondments, and redundancies, workplace reorganisations and immigration. It also assists with executive dismissal packages, mobbing, work injuries, personal data management and HR practices. 'An experienced, fast-thinking lawyer' with approximately 10 years' labour law experience, Irena Kalmić heads the department.

Practice head(s):

Irena Kalmić

Other key lawyers:

Mladen Domazet

Testimonials

The team’s strengths are flexibility, responsiveness and customer focus.

Their responsible and analytical approach to each and every employment-related topic, as well as their flexibility and responsiveness, exceed expectations.

The team leading our employment disputes provided us with strong support and confidence. With them I was sure that we would reach favourable outcomes.

Our collaboration with AVS Legal has been impeccable.

What distinguishes them from others is the availability to address efficiently all of our queries, provide elaborate explanations, give valuable suggestions and advice, and also produce a final product of very high quality.

The level of Irena Kalmić’s dedication, engagement, responsiveness, availability and problem solving approach are not frequently experienced among her peers.

I have great trust in Irena Kalmić’s knowledge and skills. She is an experienced, fast-thinking lawyer who really cares about her client – she is doing an excellent job!

‘Irena Kalmić is the reason we praise AVS Legal for its service. She is a very professional, dedicated, reliable, trustworthy expert.

Key clients

Belgrade Airport doo Beograd (former Vinci Airports Serbia doo Beograd-Surčin)

Essex Balkan doo Zrenjanin (Superior Essex)

Tigar Tyres (Michelin Group)

Mainstream doo

IUCN ECARO/International Union for Conservation of Nature, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

CBS International (Cushman & Wakefield)

Work highlights

  • Advises Belgrade Airport doo on various employment matters arising from its everyday operations, including labour disputes.
  • Advised on the hiring of 15 IT and telecoms experts from India and Europe.
  • Advised Essex Balkan d.o.o (Superior Essex), a manufacturer and supplier of wire and cable products on daily employment matters.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajin's 'employment team is superb'. It is best known for its expertise in collective bargaining, redundancies and lay-offs, reorganisations, employment and management agreements, and labour disputes. Slobodan Doklestic is 'an esteemed labour expert', and senior attorney at law Ljubinka Pljevaljcic's specialisms include employment and labour relations, contracts and labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Slobodan Doklestic; Marko Repic

Other key lawyers:

Ljubinka Pljevaljcic

Testimonials

Their employment team is superb.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin is one of our most reliable business partners, and we contact them every time we have complex and sensitive issues – they always provide us with comprehensive and complete legal advice.

The most valuable thing about the firm is that its legal advice is always adapted to our business activities and focused on our needs.

They have great expertise and a lot of experience – we find them truly helpful!

Apart from its deep know-how, this practice shows true commitment and dedication, as well as a personalised approach.

Great for knowledge, creativity, openness and a problem-solving attitude.

Slobodan Doklestic is an esteemed labour expert.

Senior attorney at law Ljubinka Pljevaljcic is an excellent employment lawyer.

Key clients

Saint Gobain

Philip Morris

Nelt & Co.

Magna Pharmacia

AIK Bank

Ideattack Inc.

Carlsberg

Colliers International

Tarkett Group

Continental AG

G4S Secure Solutions

Leoni Wiring Systems

VDL Bus & Coach

NLB Bank

Pliva / Teva Pharmaceuticals

Synevo Laboratories

Farmalogist Holding

Adria Airways (Slovenia)

DTD Group

Hewlett-Packard

Montenegro Telekom part of Deutsche Telekom

Ingenico Group

Move One

mCloud Ltd.

AgroInvest Fund – part of VisionFund Intl.

Monte Credit MFI – part of VisionFund Intl.

DT Termo (Russia)

Pernod Ricard Hellas

USTAY Construction (Turkey)

Promedica 24 (Poland)

The Embassy of Mexico in the Republic of Serbia

KIVA

Work highlights

  • Advised Philip Morris on various employment and labour legal issues, including the new Law on Agency Employment and conclusion of a new collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advised AIK Bank on various employment and labour legal issues, including the conclusion of a new collective bargaining agreement and preparation of a group remuneration policy.
  • Advised Ingenico on various employment and labour legal issues, including the local implications of the global restructuring of its operations.

Harrisons Solicitors

Harrisons Solicitors' department is headed by experienced senior associate Jelena Asanin, who acts for national and international employers. Covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, the practice's areas of expertise include employment contracts, outsourcing, remuneration, working hours and restructuring. It also assists with maternity and paternity leave, and unfair dismissal issues.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Asanin

Key clients

Agrokor

Australian Embassy

British Embassy

British Council

US Embassy

Cognative

Arcadis

Al Dahra

Al Rawafed

Harsco Metals

Embroker

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

Vast.com

Summa Labs

Integral Group

Mondi

Sysdig

Nordeus

SR Technics

Volvo

Work highlights

  • Assisting Vast.com with all labour-related matters.
  • Advised Mondi on personal data protection compliance issues.
  • Successfully assisted Volvo with a sensitive dismissal procedure.

PR Legal

PR Legal's employment law expertise covers terminations, agreements, redundancy and dismissal procedures, and confidentiality clauses. It also advises on breaches of company secrets, disputes, hirings, compensation, immigration, compliance, and labour due diligence for acquisitions. Ivana Ružičić predominantly acts for clients from highly regulated industries, such as mining, tobacco and food and beverage.

Practice head(s):

Ivana Ružičić

Testimonials

The service is outstanding, and the team is positive, quick and to the point.

They have good industry knowledge, incredible expertise and professionalism, as well as dedication to achieving success during very complex and demanding cases.

The team is on top of everything and has everything covered – they are simply terrific.

Their advice is pertinent and direct, and the team is very responsive and professional. PR Legal contains legal experts who are ready to provide advice and solutions to any challenge that a company might have during its day-to-day operations.

They are incredibly devoted and detail oriented; they have learnt the company’s processes to such a thorough degree that it puts their legal support on another level.

Apart from an amazing level of professionalism and expertise, Ivana Ružičić shows a high level of dedication, often showing more care for the client company than myself and my colleagues!

Ivana Ružičić is 100% focused on results for employers; she is also very pragmatic, sharp and solution driven.

Ivana Ružičić has a brilliant mind and a great grasp of the facts and issues.

Key clients

Coca-Cola Hellenic d.o.o. Beograd

Vlasinka d.o.o. Beograd

JT International d.o.o. Senta

Omya Venčac d.o.o. Aranđelovac

Next Generation Lotteries d.o.o. Beograd

Novomatic Technologies RS d.o.o. Beograd

European Fund for the Balkans

Agence France Presse

Allied Beverages Adriatic d.o.o. Beograd

GMP Jarmenovci d.o.o. Topola

Asing d.o.o. Beograd

Asbis d.o.o. Beograd

Work highlights

  • Advised Coca-Cola Hellenic d.o.o. Beograd on a range of labour law and employment aspects, including amendments to a collective agreement.
  • Advised JT International d.o.o. Senta on a transformation project that involved sector and job reorganisations.
  • Advised Next Generation Lotteries d.o.o. Beograd on a restructuring exercise that potentially involved layoffs.

Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm

Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm's expertise covers workplace policies, employment and termination agreements, as well as compliance with local and international labour regulations, Serbia's Labour Act and international agreements. Marija Oreški Tomašević advises foreign companies entering the Serbian market. Senior associate Boris Radojčić joined Karanovic & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Marija Oreški Tomašević

Other key lawyers:

Radovan Grbović; Milan Samardžić; Kristina Pavlović

Testimonials

SOG qualifies as one of the best firms on the Serbia market.

They are solutions-oriented, and nurture a commercial mindset when resolving legal problems.

They are responsive, knowledgable, and always deliver high-quality work on time.

Working with them in English has been incredibly easy, which is of great value to us since we have US ownership.

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

DB Schenker

Delta Holding

Ballast Nedam

TransPerfect Translations

Softline Services d.o.o. Beograd

DNATA d.o.o. Beograd (member of Emirates Group)

Etihad Airways Branch Office Belgrade

EAP Shared Services d.o.o.

Vice Media d.o.o.

Valspar

McCann

FCC Group

Sparrow d.o.o. Varvarin

Cardno Emerging Markets USA Ltd

Parogan d.o.o.

Outsource Insurance Professionals

University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy

Etihad Aviation Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Delta Holding, as employer, in over 190 labour disputes before the courts, as well as providing day-to-day employment advice and COVID-19 crisis-related support.
  • Advises Etihad Airways Branch Office in Belgrade on all aspects of labour and employment law, including preparing employment agreements, and the establishment and termination of employment relationships.
  • Advised McCann, a global advertising agency, on a wide range of employment issues, including the provision of full employment support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'excellent, problem-solving team' covers major restructuring and redundancy exercises, along with significant employment disputes, document reviews, and day-to-day issues. Its experience extends to union negotiations, health and safety issues, employee data protection, immigration, insurance and pensions. Nenad Stankovic advises on employment contracts, foreign employees, and restructuring and redundancies.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic 

Other key lawyers:

Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic

Testimonials

An excellent, problem-solving team.

Nenad Stankovic is surely one of the best lawyers in Serbia; he always delivers the best possible advice and solutions.

Key clients

Apatinska pivara

Monster Energy

Takeda GmbH

CCBill

Teddy S.p.A.

Sherwin-Williams

Dominion Voting

Garbino doo Beograd

Proleter AD Fabrika carapa, Ivanjica

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Lanos (Montenegro)

Zefiro doo Beograd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Apatinska pivara, a member of Molson Coors Group (global brewing company) on various employment matters, including employees’ salaries, contract terminations and immigration permits for employees.
  • Provides ongoing employment advice to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, including redundancy and downsizing exercises, as well as employment negotiations and disputes.
  • Advises CCBill on all aspects of employment in Serbia, as well as the assignment of employees abroad.

Vukovic & Partners

Vukovic & Partners' 'highly client-oriented' practice covers a variety of different industry sectors, from IT, shipping and logistics, to mining, pharmacy, international organisations and commodities, among others. The team is led by Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković, who 'always delivers exceptional solutions', and has over 11 years' experience in employment law practice.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković

Testimonials

Always available, fast, responsive and finds the best solutions.

This practice is unique in terms of expertise, being updated, and its focus on the client.

A high-quality legal practice that gives us what we need to achieve our business goals.

Their dedication, responsibility and timeliness with deadlines are what makes this practice unique.

Proactivity regarding future issues and seeing the broader picture are key capabilities of this employment team.

They are highly client oriented, great listeners, and pay attention to detail.

They go above and beyond what is asked, and try to advise their clients on everything that could potentially affect their business.

Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković stands out for her knowledge, support and experience- she always delivers exceptional solutions.

Key clients

DP WOLD Jsc

MANA MODA Ltd

TLScontact Ltd

Nera Facility Management Ltd

MINDS Ltd

SERBIA BROADBAND – SRPSKE KABLOVSKE MREŽE DOO BEOGRAD Ltd

Food Koncept Catering Ltd

Eurobau Connect AG Ltd Belgrade

Kostag Ltd Belgrade

Goldair Handling Ltd

Jugo-Kaolin Ltd

Link Group Ltd

Rapp Zastava Winches Ltd

Omega Travel Ltd

Rapp Zastava Ltd

Chipglobe Ltd

Faculty of Contemporary Arts

Integral Group Ltd

Dremco Ltd

Uni-Chem Ltd

Focus factor plus Ltd

Appculture Ltd

Kindergarden Tresnjober

Richter Gedeon Ltd

Ocean Accounting Ltd

Ocean Business Support Ltd

Interea Ltd

Ocean Ideas Ltd

Ocean Immobilities Ltd

Ocean Rental Ltd

ODM Collections Ltd

Ocean Divanart ltd Belgrade

NURDOR

Msg Global Souteast Europe Ltd

Bella Napoli Ltd

MSGNetconomy Ltd

OCEAN VALUATION SERVICES Ltd

BRITISH MOTORS Ltd

Minimet Commodities Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised on the legal aspects of outsourcing and temporary staffing practices in Serbia.
  • Advised the top management of DP World Jsc on sensitive, confidential and complex employment law issues, which concerned the acquisition of Port of Novi Sad, the second largest port in Serbia.
  • Assisted with the implementation of a voluntary health insurance programme for employees.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office is well known for handling redundancies, reorganisations, union negotiations, employment disputes and executive terminations; the team also assists with agreements involving work conditions, disciplinary procedures and immigration law. 'An experienced attorney and labour law expert', Ana Popovic specialises in employment and immigration law, as well as employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ana Popović

Testimonials

They have a very professional team that is available at all times.

Responsible, dedicated and creative individuals – what really sets them apart is their expertise and efficiency. It is a pleasure to work with them.

They are dedicated lawyers, who pay attention to detail and are experts in their fields – highly recommended!

A responsive team with a clear commercial mindset, and the advice is comprehensive and easy to understand.

We hold them in very high regard – they are some of the best practitioners that we have worked with. Each lawyer has a deep knowledge of employment law.

The whole team of lawyers has the unique combination of skilled technical know-how and legal expertise; they are very commercial with their advice and give practical solutions to problems.

Ana Popović is a safe pair of hands.

Ana Popović is an experienced attorney and labour law expert. She is highly committed and resolves sensitive issues.

Key clients

Nestlé Adriatic

Titan Cementara Kosjerić

Prva Televizija doo Beograd

B92 doo Beograd

Heineken

Ratel

BBC

Agroinvest

Helbiz Serbia

Hive Ventures Services doo Beograd

Work highlights

  • Advised Heineken Srbija on labour law issues, following the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Advised Sizmek on the labour law aspects of its partial sale to Amazon.
  • Advised UK-based APIS Assay Technologies on the labour law aspects of its acquisition of Serbian company BeoGenomics.