Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners fields ‘a very experienced team in employment matters‘ that is routinely instructed to advise on complex senior management employment contracts, as well as outsourcing, dismissals and redundancy procedures. The practice is also experienced in handling heavyweight employment disputes. Recent highlights included advising Nordgold on establishing an LLC in Serbia, which included the transfer of hundreds of employees. Vuk Drašković, a longstanding specialist in employment law, heads the firm’s employment group, which also showcases senior associate Miloš Andrejević, who acts across the gamut of employment law work.
Employment in Serbia
Other key lawyers:
‘Fast reactions, precise answers and practically-oriented advice.’
‘Immediate responses to requests. They handle matters with professionalism, without any delays, and with legally-documented answers. The collaboration is excellent.’
‘Highly professional individuals who provide goal-oriented advice. The team navigates clients through complex litigation proceedings with easily understandable advice.’
‘Truly professional and very responsive lawyers.’
‘A very experienced team in employment matters that is led by Vuk Drašković.’
‘Vuk Drašković is willing to go the extra mile for clients and possesses strong legal knowledge.’
‘Senior associate Miloš Andrejević is a collaborative, high-level professional, who is well organised and very responsive to any query. Working with him was perfect.’
Kromberg & Schubert
bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA
The Walt Disney Company
MSC Global Shipping Company
Philips Domestic Appliances
- Advising RCM Techologies on its internal HR and employment structure.
- Advising OCSiAL on setting up an LLC and the transfer of several dozens of employees.
- Advising Nordgold on setting up an LLC in Serbia and the transfer of hundreds of employees.
Advising multinational, local and regional companies as well as diplomatic missions, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners specialises in employment and labour matters under the legislation of Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The group’s scope of work includes obtaining stay and work permits for foreign nationals, and it advises Robert Bosch doo Belgrade on day-to-day employment-related issues. Employment and labour law specialist Milica Vesić, who focuses on employer-side work, heads up the team. Vesić’s specialisms include employment and management contracts, M&A-related labour issues, residence and work permits, labour disputes and redundancy proceedings.
Other key lawyers:
‘Available for all questions and answers are received quickly.’
‘They have a large enough number of lawyers that they can respond to all clients’ requests.’
‘Extremely professional lawyers who have extensive knowledge in their specialist areas.’
‘Service is always provided in a timely manner – well-structured approach, addressing the key areas of discussion.’
‘The team is very collaborative, responsive and professional in its verbal and written communications.’
‘Exceptional cooperation from Milica Vesic.‘
‘Great work from Milica Vesic.’
‘Dragan Psodorov showcases extremely high professional standards.’
Johnson & Johnson
Vossloh-Schwabe Serbia doo
Freeport McMoRan Explorations
State Lottery of Serbia
MSD – Merck Sharp & Dohme
Teknoxgroup Srbija doo
Serbia Zijin Mining
Alkemy doo Belgrade
Alkemy Play doo Belgrade
Birdseye International Inc
Elekta Solutions doo
Infrastructure Development and Construction
Birdseye International Inc.
Raico Building Support doo
Trusted Marketing Services
Repräsentanz Credo Schweiz
Watson Marlow Representative Office in Belgrade
Kirchdorfer Gruppe Austria
Regent Lighting doo Svilajnac
- Advises Robert Bosch doo Belgrade on everyday employment-related issues.
- Advised Flender doo Subotica on a complex redundancy procedure.
- Advised several clients on various labour law issues triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
JPM & Partners‘s ‘large team of hardworking lawyers‘ mostly acts for longstanding clients from the IT, retail and automotive industries. In addition to advising on employment and labour legislation, the practice assists with employment-related data protection, corporate and intellectual property issues. Practice leader and ‘expert lawyer‘ Jelena Nikolić is experienced in dismissals, court representation, due diligence, and M&A-related employment issues. At senior associate level, Andrea Cvetanović focuses on employment-related data protection and corporate work.
Other key lawyers:
Andrea Cvetanović; Janez Vončina
‘All the JPM lawyers are experts in their field and clients are completely satisfied with their services.’
‘A large team of hardworking lawyers who provide precise information and clear advice.’
‘Provides high-quality advice in the shortest possible time – extremely business oriented and results driven.’
‘JPM is extremely quick in its response times – highly professional.’
‘Jelena Nikolić is an expert lawyer with over 20 years’ experience.’
‘Jelena Nikolić always expresses herself well and with authority – responds the same day, even after regular working hours, and makes a big effort to support clients. Clients are very impressed with her work.’
‘Senior associate Janez Vončina is very well-educated and skilled, and with a proactive approach to all legal matters. Clients very much appreciate his ability to provide advice on various legal issues.’
Acibadem Representative Office
Aspire Technology Unlimited Ogranak, Beograd-Novi Beograd
Accel Club Usa
Basf Srbija doo Beograd
Beiersdorf doo Beograd
Contitech Fluid Serbia doo
Continental Automotive Serbia Doo Novi Sad
Control4 Europe Doo Beograd
C.D Holding Internationale
Denso Thermal Systems
Deichmann Trgovina Obućom Srb
Deutsche Schule Belgrad
Energogreen Doo Beograd
Eurofast International Doo Beograd
Gastrans Društvo Sa Ograničenom Odgovornošću Novi Sad
Gu-Bks Doo Beograd (ZEMUN)
Ikea Srbija Doo
Akcionarsko Društvo Intereuropa-Logističke Usluge Dobanovci
Karcher doo Beograd
Mtu Aero Engines
Lidl Srbija Kd Nova Pazova
Master Builders Solutions doo
Norma Grupa Jugoistočna Evropa doo Subotica
Providenca Holdings USA
Remote Europe Holdings
Roma Education Fund
Doo Teklas Automotive Vladičin Han
Tom Tom International
- Advised Fullsteam Operations on the employment aspects of the sale and purchase of Groundlink doo Beograd.
- Advises Providenca Holdings USA on daily HR issues.
- Advises Accel Club on employment legislation.
Karanovic & Partners‘ ‘intelligent, devoted and accessible‘ employment law team covers M&A-related labour issues, labour disputes, redundancy proceedings and employment terminations. The firm also houses experts in outsourcing, secondments, workplace-related harassment, whistleblowing, sick leave, work injuries, and benefit plans and their tax treatment. ‘A senior adviser with high levels of expertise‘, employment practice head Milena Jakšić Papac is particularly focused on employment terminations, redundancies, trade union relations, collective bargaining, and compensation and benefit packages. Within the firm’s senior associate pool, both Boris Radojčić and Milijana Tomić have active employment law practices. Jelena Ašanin joined the firm in early 2023.
Milena Jakšić Papac
Other key lawyers:
Boris Radojčić; Milijana Tomić; Jelena Ašanin
‘Karanovic Partners provides timely advice that is straight to the point, so clients can easily understand and apply it.’
‘Proactively informs clients about important changes in regulations.’
‘Intelligent, devoted and accessible, and with problem-solving states of mind.’
‘A team that really cares about getting the work done!’
‘Milena Jakšić Papac is a senior adviser with high levels of expertise, who brings solutions instead of obstacles.’
‘Clients fully rely on Milena Jakšić Papac and trust her – clients feel that the best interest of the client is her priority and that she considers all relevant aspects.’
‘Senior associate Milijana Tomić provides clients with fast answers – clients trust her because she double-checks all options and considers the full picture before giving her final advice.’
‘Senior associate Boris Radojčić is noted for his amazing devotion and care.’
Inditex Group (Zara)
Johnson Electric International
West Pharmaceutical Services
Ericsson doo Belgrade
- Advising Stellantis on various employment issues, including a complex transformation project involving over 1,500 employees and sensitive discussions with trade unions.
- Advising Wargaming on setting up its business operations in Serbia (involving 800 employees), the assistance covering a range of employment advice, immigration consultations, and human resources compliance matters.
- Advised Sanofi on the employment aspects of a global restructuring procedure and organisational workforce changes, including massive employment terminations.
Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic‘s employment practice is consistently sought out by corporate clients to advise on working conditions, HR policies and privacy, whistleblowing and labour law litigation, primarily for employers. Katarina Radović acts for both private companies and foreign embassies on cross-border employment issues. Providing key attorney at law-level support, Lena Petrović acts in labour law disputes before the Serbian courts; and Nevena Drobnjaković advises on internal employment regulations and working conditions.
Other key lawyers:
Lena Petrović; Nevena Drobnjaković
Barlan S&M doo/Coca Cola
Pernod Ricard Srbija doo
Open Society Foundation in Serbia
Mol Serbia doo
Insajder Produkcija doo Beograd
Imperial Tobacco SCG doo
Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst Predstavnistvo Beograd
SANO Savremena ishrana zivotinja doo
- Advising Barlan S&M doo (Coca Cola company in Serbia) on the full range of employment issues, such as working conditions and compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Advised Imperial Tobacco SCG doo on various employment issues, such as working conditions, assignment of employees outside of Serbia, and amendments to employment agreements.
- Advising the Open Society Foundation in Serbia on employment matters concerning its organisational transformation.
Recent instructions for Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s ‘well-established employment practice in Serbia‘ involved transfers of undertaking, accidents at work, immigration, employee secondments, labour-related litigation, reorganisations and redundancies. The team is also experienced in employment and management agreements, collective bargaining, compliance, employment due diligence, and remote working. Practice head Dragana Bajić, a 2021 recruit from SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar is also the Labour Regulations Committee chair at the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia. Attorney at law Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović provides ‘great support‘.
Other key lawyers:
Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović; Jelena Đorđević
‘The employment team has strong legal expertise and a well-established employment practice in Serbia.’
‘The team comprises exceptional professionals, who have strong integrity and excellent communication skills.’
‘A trusted partner for clients’ legal concerns – clients always experience a competent, flexible and timely handling of its concerns.’
‘Reliability, responsibility, knowledge and flexibility.’
‘Very practical, commercial, helpful, responsive advice.’
‘Dragana Bajić is knowledgable and reliable, and with a positive approach and exceptional communication skills.’
‘Dragana Bajić is very thorough and detailed. All enquiries are resolved promptly. In addition, she demonstrates solid business understanding of clients’ actual needs, with proposals on how to mitigate risks, if any.’
‘Great support from attorney at law Ksenija Ivetić Marlović.’
InterContinental Hotels Group
Mahle Shared Services
Incode Technologies Inc
fischer fixing systems
Euro Accident Livförsäkring
Johnson & Johnson
König Metall Group
Upwork Global Inc
- Provides day-to-day advice to LEAR Corporation on all aspects of HR and labour law, including collective bargaining, as well as labour dispute proceedings in Serbia.
- Advising the Serbian subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize on day-to-day labour law matters, as well as on the structuring of salaries, employment contracts, employment terminations, and labour-related disputes.
- Advising the German subsidiary of Accenture on various employment law issues surrounding its recent acquisition of Umlaut, which has a subsidiary in Serbia.
Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s ‘service is always at the highest level‘. The labour and employment practice is able to leverage the firm’s enviable corporate law and M&A expertise for transaction-related employment law issues. It also has notable industry expertise in the automotive, real estate and construction sectors. Team leader Marija Vlajkovic, who is ‘efficient, fast and precise‘, advises major corporate clients on both day-to-day employment matters, as well as labour disputes. Experienced attorney at law Bojan Rajic also has an active employment law practice.
Other key lawyers:
Bojan Rajic; Tijana Levakov
‘High levels of specialisation in different key areas, with clients feeling like they are the only client – the service is always at the highest level.’
‘Responsiveness and dedication to finding the best possible solution, even if it’s not the obvious one.’
‘Great and easy to work with, highly efficient and helpful.’
‘Such devotion that clients sometimes forget it is not an in-house legal team.’
‘The lawyers are always at clients’ disposal and try to find optimal solutions from every angle.’
‘Marija Vlajkovic is efficient, fast and precise – she thinks about all possible options, as well as all advantages and disadvantages. Unlike other lawyers, she gives explanations in language that is understandable to those who are not in the legal profession.’
‘Marija Vlajkovic provides answers in a short time and with a clear timeline on what needs to be done.’
‘Marija Vlajkovic and attorney at law Tijana Levakov explain everything in detail in language that clients can actually understand.’
RITTAL doo Beograd
Humania HRS Group
TOMRA Collection Srbija
SAP West Balkans doo
- Advising BlackRock on day-to-day employment law issues.
- Advises Adient Loznica on various day-to-day employment matters, including revisions of employment bylaws.
- Advising Entelo on its day-to-day employment issues.
Advising on a broad range of workforce-related matters, BDK Advokati AOD‘s employment practice covers data protection and privacy work, as well as major employment litigation. The firm also fields specialists in immigration, and the tax aspects of employment and various incentives. Founding and managing partner Tijana Kojović heads the practice, which also features experienced senior associate Marija Gligorević, who advises clients from an array of industries on employment law. Gligorević’s expertise includes hiring arrangements, terminations and employment litigation, along with non-discrimination, anti-mobbing and whistleblowing scenarios.
Other key lawyers:
DHL International Beograd doo
Roche doo Beograd
Rush Street Interactive
- Advised EPAM Systems on the takeover and integration of employees of Serbian IT company Vivify Ideas.
- Advises DHL International Beograd doo on employment and immigration issues.
- Advising ABBYY, a US-based digital intelligence company, on the ownership of IP rights (in relation to employment matters in its R&D centre in Serbia).
BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ ‘great, sensible and accessible team‘ predominantly acts for international clients on cross-jurisdictional matters through the firm’s Adriala network. Key areas of expertise for the group include employment terminations, restructuring exercises, outsourcing and trade union law, along with cross-border hires, personal data protection and immigration. The firm also has a robust labour disputes practice. Qualified in both Serbia and Montenegro, ‘superstar lawyer‘ Nikola Gvoić leads the firm’s labour and employment department. Gvoić’s track record includes corporate reorganisations, including mass redundancies and layoffs.
Other key lawyers:
‘This employment team is the best one can get. Premium and 5-star service – handles the most demanding cases.’
‘A valued and very much trusted collaboration partner. The team is extremely professional, proactive, solution oriented, reliable and cooperative.’
‘Highly responsive to each matter it was approached with, and can offer a wide range of legal services (being a full-service law firm). Always gives clear and comprehensive advice on each matter. Recommended to all clients, should they need legal advice in Serbia or the SEE region.’
‘A great, sensible and accessible team that provides practical support.’
‘High levels of responsiveness from Nikola Gvoić.’
‘Nikola Gvoić is a superstar lawyer, and his team makes waves in the employment market. He is truly a thought leader.’
‘Nikola Gvoić – very responsive, giving excellent practical advice. A go-to person for employment and immigration law in Serbia.’
‘Vladimir Bojanovic is a strong lawyer with clear communication skills. Very able and helpful on multi-jurisdictional matters.’
Euralis (Caussade Semences Serbia)
NielsenIQ Company US
Sandoz Pharma Services
One & Only Portonovi Montenegro
Precision Medicine Group
- Assisted Oyster, a global HR software company, with preparing the documentation for the employment of personnel operating in Serbia.
- Advised Croud on establishing the employment set-up for its subsidiary in Serbia.
- Advised Germany- headquartered WorkMotion on employment agreements for the recruitment of employees by its Serbian subsidiary.
‘A great partner for clients on employment-related matters,’ Doklestic Repic & Gajin‘s employment practice has a strong track record in collective bargaining, redundancies and business reorganisation. It is also experienced in complex employment and management agreements, in addition to providing representation in substantial labour disputes. The firm is Serbia’s exclusive member for the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labour and employment lawyers. The practice is jointly led by ‘insightful‘ name partner Slobodan Doklestic, Marko Repic, who acts in complex labour disputes, and recently-promoted partner Ljubinka Pljevaljcic.
Slobodan Doklestic; Marko Repic; Ljubinka Pljevaljcic
Other key lawyers:
‘Legal support in a wide range of employment matters. Its advice is always thorough, clear and actionable; and what is also important and appreciated is the advice is timely, such that clients always have confidence in the group’s support.‘
‘Doklestic Repic & Gajin is a great partner for clients on employment-related matters, even the complex and sensitive ones.’
‘DRG is well known for providing a full-service employment legal advice, with a particular focus on employment litigation and regulatory compliance.’
‘Clients really appreciate the team’s focus on working efficiently and its practical solutions that save time and money.’
‘Slobodan Doklestic and Ljubinka Pljevaljcic are both highly competent employment lawyers – highly recommended as reliable advisers and business partners.
‘Slobodan Doklestic is responsive, insightful and always focused on problem solving. He always goes the extra mile and closely pays attention to clients’ specific business needs.‘
‘Slobodan Doklestic always tries to find alternatives and shows clients the full picture, explaining the different options.‘
‘Ljubinka Pljevaljcic is a trusted adviser, who is strategic and collegial. She has a clear understanding of clients’ business needs that she always balances with employment law matters, which is quite rare for employment lawyers.’
Beijing New Building Materials
Soft Investment Group
Al Rawafed Serbia
Move One Inc
Vision Fund Intl
- Advising AIK Bank on the employment and labour aspects of a merger by acquisition of the former Sberbank Serbia (now Nasa AIK Banka).
- Advised Philip Morris on various employment and labour issues, including the adoption of a new remuneration policy for board members in Serbia.
- Advised PRONATAL Group on the employment and labour aspects of establishing and licensing a special hospital for in-vitro fertilisation in Serbia.
Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ employment group stands out for its enviable regional coverage across the CEE and SEE regions. Qualified to practise law in both Austria and Serbia, Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović‘s range of specialisms include employment law issues. At senior associate level, Marijana Zejaković regularly advises on complex HR matters, including high-profile hirings and dismissals, and workforce restructurings and large-scale redundancies. Zejakovića also assists with employment-related data protection work and sensitive internal investigations. Associate Miloš Rubežić is also a key employment team member.
Other key lawyers:
Marijana Zejaković; Miloš Rubežić; Aleksandar Jezdimirović
‘Senior associate Marijana Zejaković always answers quickly, precisely and in a reliable manner. She presents the overall picture very well, and in a detailed but concise way.’
Trend Micro Incorporated
Toyo Tire Corporation
Peek & Cloppenburg
Cooper Tire Serbia
ALSO Platform Development doo Beograd
Beo Čista Energija doo
- Assists an online mail order retailer on numerous employment-related matters.
- Assisting Toyo Tire Corporation’s Serbian subsidiary with the set-up of its daily operations and future manufacturing process in Serbia, including drafting management agreements and advising on complex immigration and secondment issues.
- Advising Peek & Cloppenburg on various employment matters in Serbia.
Prica & Partners‘ ‘very knowledgeable‘ practice covers the employment law issues surrounding acquisitions disputes, hirings, terminations, and restructurings. The firm also houses experts in compensation policies, benefit packages, the employment of foreign nationals, and employee share purchase plans. It is also well known for its implementation of stock options and employment-based stock benefits for foreign companies with subsidiaries in Serbia. Team leader Tijana Lalić is a specialist in labour disputes before Serbia’s courts. At senior associate level, Jelena Živanović is experienced in the immigration aspects of employing foreign nationals in Serbia.
Other key lawyers:
Jelena Živanović; Jovana Obradović; Danica Gligorijević
‘A very knowledgeable team that delivers prompt responses and leaves clients feeling prioritised.’
H&M Hennes & Mauritz
dm drogerie markt
IGT Global Services
Crédit Agricole SA
- Advising PAREXEL International Holding on the employment of large numbers of foreign nationals and the implementation of an international work force structure within the local company.
- Advising IGT Global Solutions on reorganising entities within the IGT group to streamline business segments, which included the migration of employees from one company entity to another newly-established company entity.
- Advised L’Oréal on the implementation and execution of its employee share purchase plan in Serbia.
Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office
Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office‘s ‘very knowledgeable employment team‘ has developed a strong reputation for handling redundancies, reorganisations, union negotiations, and employment disputes and executive terminations. It also assists with amendments of work conditions, disciplinary procedures, and immigration law. The employment practice is headed up by Ana Popović, ‘one of the best in her field‘, and a specialist in labour law, foreigners’ rights, personal data protection, and labour law-related disputes. Providing key support at associate level, the ‘always creative and innovative‘ Danka Draško specialises in employment and immigration law-related work.
Other key lawyers:
Danka Draško; Jovana Jovanović; Marko Leković; Nikola Milojević
‘A very knowledgeable employment team that has a very studious, systematic, and comprehensive approach to complex matters.’
‘Pays great attention, so as to minimise all the risks that could emerge, and which makes clients feel very comfortable when working with them.’
‘Enviable experience and sufficient resources to respond in a timely and efficient manner to any client request. Knowledge, professionalism and systematic attitude.’
Titan Cementara Kosjerić
Prva Televizija doo Beograd
B92 doo Beograd
Fintech Solution CEE doo
- Advised Heineken Srbija on the labour aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and redundancy procedures.
- Advised Hunch Insights on a due diligence employment procedure.
- Advised Fish & Beef on the establishment of a company, which included the preparation of labour-related documentation.
The sectors in which Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm is particularly active are pharmaceuticals, healthcare and textiles. Growth areas include employment inspections, strikes, union negotiations, mass litigation and employment terminations. Recent work for practice head Miloš Atanasković includes Covid-19-related employment issues; and Vuk Božović acts for foreign and domestic clients on their business activities in Serbia and the region. Milena Rašković is an experienced attorney at law.
Other key lawyers:
Vuk Božović; Milena Rašković
SOS Children’s Village
HSE Balkan Energy doo
X1 Medical Technologies doo
PIK Pester AD
Schaffhausen Institute of Technology Holding
VZ Hybrid Compute (UK)
D Med Shared Services doo Beograd
Plast and Metal Balkans doo
French Serbian Chamber of Commerce
AVS Legal‘s employment team advises corporate clients on labour contracts, employment terminations, immigration, secondments, redundancies and workplace reorganisations. Other notable areas are executive dismissal packages, health and safety, litigation, and internal HR practices. Labour law group leader Irena Kalmić regularly advises multinational companies on collective bargaining, labour disputes, compliance with labour law, employment and dismissal regulations, and organisational changes and layoffs. Disputes head Mladen Domazet acts in employment litigation.
Other key lawyers:
‘Its main strength is its approach, namely its problem-solving abilities.‘
‘Irena Kalmić has huge experience; and when it comes to advising, her advice is understandable and applicable.‘
Belgrade Airport doo Beograd
Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Balkan doo Zrenjanin (Superior Essex)
Tigar Tyres doo Pirot (Michelin Group)
Coficab Serbia doo Deč
Penta Ge Co Construction doo Beograd
Mainstream doo Beograd
IUCN ECARO – International Union for Conservation of Nature (Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia)
CBS International doo Beograd
- Advises Belgrade Airport doo Beograd on various labour law matters.
- Advised Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Balkan doo Zrenjanin on the inter-company movement of expert engineers from Serbia to Japan and the Mexico.
- Advised Tigar Tyres doo Pirot (Michelin Group) on the revision of a collective agreement.
PR Legal‘s employment law practice covers advice on terminations, agreement drafting, redundancies, and non-compete clauses. Other notable areas are breaches of company secrets, disputes, hiring processes, compensation packages and immigration, along with work permits, visas, and labour due diligence during M&A deals. Practice head Ivana Ružičić, who ‘possesses exquisite integrity‘ advises domestic and international corporations from highly regulated industries, such as the food and beverage, mining and tobacco sectors.
Other key lawyers:
Lara Maksimović; Milan Petrović
‘Professional, prompt and thorough legal support that make clients feel safe and always at an advantage.’
‘Clients are amazed with the readiness of the team members to dive deep and understand the business reasoning of a particular client, its needs, and the rationale behind decisions or requests.’
‘Great team, knowledge and responsiveness.’
‘PR Legal has been proven to meet the highest standards and service quality, with excellent and helpful staff that are available all the time.’
‘Responsible, and individual solutions for very complex and extraordinary requirements.’
‘Ivana Ružičić possesses exquisite integrity. Her client care and attention to detail are superb.’
‘Managing partner Milan Petrović is reliable and fast, has great experience, and is very dedicated.’
Coca-Cola HBC Serbia
The Coca-Cola Company
Next Generation Lotteries
Greentube Technologies RS
Nuscience Premix International
Mondelez Europe Services
- Advised Coca-Cola HBC Serbia on labour law and employment matters, including the complex restructuring of its sales team.
- Advised Homoljska voda, a Serbian subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, on post-acquisition employment issues.
- Advises ROFA on employment and labour- related matters.
Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners AOD‘s employment practice advises on a range of employment-related matters, including employment documentation, and sensitive issues such as dismissals, inspections, restructuring of work positions, and data protection work. The team is also experienced in mobbing, whistleblowing, immigration, and occupational health and safety. The group is headed up by employment and data protection specialist, Nikola Cincović, the former employment department leader at BDK Advokati AOD until early 2021.
Other key lawyers:
‘Collaboration is easy with this highly professional team. Available, ready to help, solves problems, and always on time with legal opinions.’
‘The team comprises real experts in labour law matters who are reliable, thoughtful, insightful, and strategic.’
‘Really devoted to resolving clients’ issues and providing tailored advice. The team’s expertise in employment matters is outstanding. It has profound understanding of clients’ industries, and tries to dive into their problems to understand the issues properly.’
‘The team is unique in its provision of excellent quality legal advice on employment matters.’
‘Always thinking ahead and driving clients in the right direction. Dedicated and promptly responsive to clients’ requests.’
‘Nikola Cincović is very much appreciated for his devotion and attention to detail, expertise in the field, and delivery on short notice.’
‘Nikola Cincović gains clients’ trust from the first moment. A real professional, who is easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and very supportive. He is able to work under time pressure while giving advice that is essential and straight to the point.’
‘Attorney at law Luka Radojević provides comprehensive and valuable support.’
METRO Cash & Carry
British American Tobacco
ISIC Service Office
GFA South East Europe
David Pajić DAKA
- Advises Decathlon on day-to-day employment matters.
- Advises Renault Nissan on various day-to-day employment matters.
- Advises METRO Cash & Carry on day-to-day employment matters.
SOG Law Firm‘s ‘extremely knowledgeable and responsive‘ practice is experienced in employment and termination agreements, workplace policies and procedures, and compliance with local and international labour regulations. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s ability to leverage the firm’s corporate, regulatory and litigation credentials. Routinely advising on employment matters, Radovan Grbović leads the team, which features recently-promoted senior associate Kristina Pavlović, who ‘pays a great amount of attention to detail‘.
Other key lawyers:
Kristina Pavlović; Milan Samardžić
‘Everyone from the firm is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. Everything is always done in a timely fashion, and the explanations are detailed and very well researched.’
‘In relation to all the various questions/requests that clients might have, SOG is more than willing to research, respond and help out. Clients are treated as more than clients – that’s what stands out the most.’
‘A level of approach and service that is not so customary in the domestic market – a pleasant experience from start to finish.’
‘International reach through partner networks in a manner that is quite unique in the Serbian market.’
‘Highly honest and transparent, but most of all very knowledgeable in its areas of expertise. No stronger recommendation is possible for a law firm servicing business clients.’
‘The lawyers respond in a timely manner, their opinions are valuable, and they always provide good suggestions. They consider the bigger picture in order to find the best solution for clients’ needs.’
‘Great availability and timeliness of responses, and a special shout-out to Milan Samardžić.’
‘Senior associate Kristina Pavlović pays a great amount of attention to detail, and is very communicative and knowledgeable.’
Etihad Aviation Group
Dubai National Air Transport Association
Softline Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Outsource Insurance Professionals
International Foundation For Electoral Systems
JSI Research and Training Institute
University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy
- Advising Etihad Airways on all aspects of labour law in Serbia.
- Advising McCann (Serbian marketing agency operating within the SEE region) on a wide range of employment matters.
- Handling a range of different labour issues for DB Schenker.
Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)‘s employment practice advises domestic and international clients on restructuring and redundancy exercises, employment disputes, contract and document reviews, and day-to-day issues. It also assists with union negotiations, health and safety issues and employee data protection, along with immigration, insurance and pensions. The group is headed up by name partner Nenad Stankovic, ‘a true leader of this amazing team‘, while Andjelka Radovanović is a key senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
Andjelka Radovanović; Mitar Simonovic; Jelena Zivkovic; Tijana Milišić
‘Clients are treated with respect, and receive solid support and advice from Stankovic & Partners.’
‘A professional and individual approach to each client and problem.’
‘Exceptional knowledge of the regulations, great client advice and quick reactions characterise this team.’
‘There is no problem or situation that the team did not resolve in a positive way (and quickly and professionally).’
‘Clients know that they have an excellent partner for all of their legal needs.’
‘Nenad Stankovic is a true leader of this amazing team. With his knowledge, professionalism and calmness, he instills confidence and the certainty that every situation will be resolved in favour of the client. An exceptional professional.’
‘Senior associate Andjelka Radovanović is very dedicated to her work, and is very professional.She always answers calls, and clients are very satisfied with the service.’
‘Working with Andjelka Radovanović has been very successful.’
Banjalucka pivara (Serbia)
Andersson & Sjöblom Technical Management
PAR Technology Corporation
- Acting for Apatinska pivara on various employment matters, including employees’ salaries, contract terminations, and immigration permits.
- Provides ongoing employment advice to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, its assistance encompassing redundancy and downsizing exercises, and employment negotiations and disputes.
- Advises CCBill on all aspects of employment in Serbia and the assignment of employees abroad.
Vukovic & Partners
Vukovic & Partners’s employment department is notably active in the shipping, logistics, IT, construction, mining, pharmaceuticals and commodities sectors. The team is headed by ‘standout partner‘ Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković, whose practice scope includes trade union negotiations, work permits, international agreements on double taxation avoidance and social insurance, and representation during labour disputes. Bošković is also a conciliator and mediator with the National Agency for the Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes.
Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković
Other key lawyers:
‘The level of trust and constant availability and the importance of advice from the employment team on how to conduct labour relations mean that clients consider the employment team as a part of the client team.’
‘This team always provides tailored and cost-efficient solutions of the highest quality.’
‘Its exceptional knowledge of personal data protection law adds value to the team’s labour relations advisory role.’
KWS Srbija doo
Msg Global Southeast Europe
msg global digital
Faculty of Contemporary Arts
Nera Facility Management
Ocean Business Support
Food Koncept Catering
Centar za istraživačko novinarstvo Srbije
Kopa Investments corporation
- Assisted msg global solutions SEE with preparing the documents for the introduction of a hybrid workplace performance model .
- Assisted Unija poslodavaca Srbij with preparing a complex guide for the members of its association, which provides clarifications and instructions on flexible working models in terms of working hours and workplaces.
- Advised Jugo-Kaolin on amendments to a collective agreement that was made in relation to the calculation of employees’ salaries and work performances.
Zunic Law‘s ‘experienced, internationally-oriented team‘ is highly focused on emerging industries, including the e-commerce, crypto and TMT sectors, as well as traditional industries such as engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, consumer goods, and food and agriculture. Vitomir Žunić regularly leads labour and employment-related disputes, while Tijana Žunić Marić‘s clients include multinational IT companies with presences in Serbia. Senior associates Jelena Đukanović and Nevena Milošević are also key team members.
Vitomir Žunić; Tijana Žunić Marić
Other key lawyers:
Jelena Đukanović and Nevena Milošević
‘Zunic Law has been an excellent law firm to work with.’
‘The characteristics that set Zunic Law apart are responsiveness, high levels of expertise and precision.’
‘The responses of team members are always exceptionally timely yet comprehensive, and they are always prepared to provide background knowledge to support their points and suggestions.’
‘The team checks all of the boxes in terms of what clients would want – expert knowledge in its area of practice, highly responsive to clients’ requests, precise documentation, and it always delivers ahead of scheduled timelines.’
‘A delight to work with. Clients have huge faith both in their legal expertise and ability to apply it to clients’ organisations and culture.’
‘Their patience, availability, experience, and most especially their down-to-earth qualities, are really appreciated.’
‘Widely known as an experienced, internationally-oriented team providing legal services in different areas of law. Its communication skills and specialisations are excellent and exceed expectations.’
‘Tijana Žunić Marić is a true professional who is highly approachable, finds solutions, and properly explains the risks associated with the decisions made.’
PM Lucas Enterprises
Lesnina S doo
Sladara Soufflet Srbija
AVA Information Systems
Birdseye Virtual Presence
Incode Advanced Technologies
All Correct Games
Data Driven Lab
Tier One Analytics
- Advised Apatinska pivara (a member of Molson Coors group) on multiple employment issues.
- Advised Lesnina S on various employment compliance matters.
- Advised Sladara Soufflet Srbija on complex negotiations with a trade union and amendments to a collective agreement.