Firms To Watch: Employment

BIT Law Office advises on a range of employment matters, from employment health checks, collective bargaining and redundancy programmes, to labour contract terminations and employee secondments.
Golubović Simić & Marinković's employment practice is led by Tijana Filipović, whose practice ranges from employment contracts, compliance issues, internal policies and immigration, to structuring of employment salaries, benefit programmes, and collective bargaining negotiations.
Harrisons Solicitors boosted its employment law offering in March 2023 when it hired Ivana Disovic, a former partner at Karanovic & Partners, who advises on employment and management contracts, salaries, bonuses, severance payments and work injuries, as well as harassment, whistleblowing, trade union negotiations, and collective redundancy procedures.
NKO Partners' employment practice leader Djordje Nikolic plays a key role in the employment aspects of the firm’s transactional work; and dispute resolution head Danica Milic is a labour dispute specialist, whose experience also encompasses redundancies, individual terminations, drafting employment by-laws, and compliance.
Led by labour law expert Aleksandra BozovicVujinovic & Partners’ employment and immigration department specialises in collective negotiations involving employee and employer unions, particularly within the media, art, and film sectors.

Firms in the Spotlight Employment

Jusufovic & Partners

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

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Employment in Serbia

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners

Sector expertise for Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners‘ employment law group ranges from nanotechnology, gold production, entertainment, textile and packaging, to consumer electronics, transport and logistics. The wide-ranging expertise of practice head and senior partner Vuk Drašković covers day-to-day employment matters, disputes, senior executive issues, and sensitive terminations and redundancies. Promoted to partner in May 2023, Miloš Andrejević‘s practice encompasses employment law, immigration, data protection, and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Vuk Drašković

Other key lawyers:

Miloš Andrejević; Simona Vračar


‘Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners stands out as the premier employment firm in Serbia, known for its commitment to excellence, legal expertise, and unparalleled client service. With a distinguished history and a track record of success, it has solidified its position as the go-to destination for employers seeking top-tier legal support in employment matters.’

‘The firm boasts a team of highly skilled employment lawyers with a deep understanding of Serbian labour laws and regulations. The firm’s expertise spans a wide range of employment issues, including contracts, terminations, discrimination claims, and regulatory compliance.’

‘Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is actively involved in community initiatives related to employment and labour issues. This commitment to community engagement underscores the firm’s dedication to social responsibility and making a positive impact beyond legal services.’

‘Vuk Draškovićis widely recognized for his unparalleled legal expertise in employment law. His proficiency spans a spectrum of employment-related matters, including contracts, workplace policies, discrimination claims, and complex litigation. Clients turn to Vuk not only for legal representation but also for strategic counsel.’

‘The firm’s expertise spans a wide range of employment issues.’

‘What sets Vuk Drašković apart is his deep understanding of industry-specific nuances. With a keen awareness of the challenges within various sectors, Vuk provides tailored legal solutions that align with the unique needs of clients in different industries.’

‘Miloš Andrejević is another employment expert. Clients consistently praise his ability to deliver positive results, his responsiveness, and the comprehensive support provided throughout the legal process.’

Key clients



Accel Club

One Two Trip



The Walt Disney Company

Tech Mahindra



Work highlights

  • Advised Infobip on the acquisition of Netokracija, which included various employment issues.
  • Advised BMM Logistics on the acquisition of a target company in Serbia, which included various employment issues.
  • Advised Renomia on the acquisition of a target in Serbia, which included assistance with various employment-related documents.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners

Specialised in Serbian, Montenegrin, and Bosnian and Herzegovinian employment and labour law, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners is sought out by multinational, local and regional companies, along with diplomatic missions, to advise on complex workforce matters. Heading the six-member team, Milica Vesić is ‘an exceptional expert in labour law’. Vesić’s workload encompasses employment and management contracts, general enactments, due diligence, residence and work permits for foreign employees, and privatisation and M&A-related labour aspects. Other notable areas for Vesić are labour disputes, redundancy proceedings, terminations, outsourcing, work injuries, and the taxation of benefits.

Practice head(s):

Milica Vesić


‘Short response times, excellent communication and great business understanding.’

‘The approach is very efficient, and the communication is flexible and oriented towards key points in order to deliver a strategic approach to each case.’

‘Milica Vesić is highly skilled – a true professional and excellent communicator who understands clients’ business specifics.’

‘Excellent follow-up to each discussion and the ability to clarify the legal framework and possible case developments simply.’

‘Precision, good attitude towards their clients, availability, and ability to meet deadlines. It is extremely easy to work with them.’

‘Able to explain laws in simple language and clarify all clients’ doubts.’

‘Milica Vesić is an excellent lawyer for labour law.’

‘Milica Vesić is an exceptional expert in labour law. Highly recommended. She is always available and ready to support, and all advice given by her is clear and understandable.’

Key clients


General Electric

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan


Vossloh-Schwabe Serbia d.o.o.

Freeport McMoRan Explorations

State Lottery of Serbia

MSD – Merck Sharp & Dohme

Teknoxgroup Srbija doo

BSH Hausgeräte


Serbia Zijin Mining

SSA Pana

Quality Austria

Alkemy doo Belgrade

Alkemy Play doo Belgrade

Birdseye International Inc.

Elekta Solutions doo

Infrastructure Development and Construction


CPV Tekstil

Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH


NC Services

Trusted Marketing Services

Siemens Energy

Repräsentanz Credo Schweiz

Watson Marlow Representative Office in Belgrade

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology


Intermed Solutions

Harness Inc




Crewcar Eden

EBB Software

Hp Inc.


Rail Cargo


Kirchdorfer Gruppe Austria


Layher GmbH

Koepfer AG

Veka AG

Regentbeleuchtungskörper AG Switzerland and Regent Lighting doo Svilajnac


Fondacija Alek Kavcic



Work highlights

  • Advises Robert Bosch doo Belgrade on everyday employment-related issues, employment contracts, and employment terminations.
  • Advised several clients, including Robert Bosch doo Belgrade, Kamen i Pesak doo Belgrade and Vossloh-Schwabe Serbia d.o.o. Kušiljevo on complex redundancy procedures.
  • Assisted the international clients of an international law firm with various matters, including employees’ transfers, mass layoffs, and employment termination documents.

JPM & Partners

Predominantly acting for major IT, retail and automotive sector clients, JPM & Partners' expertise extends beyond employment and labour legislation to encompass data protection, corporate law and IP matters. Heading up the practice, Jelena Nikolić routinely handles employment termination procedures, court representations, due diligence, and the employment aspects of M&A deals. Nikolić’s expertise extends to workplace-related health and safety, fire protection, gender equality, harassment prevention, employment of foreigners, and the protection of whistleblowers. Aleksandar Popovic also advises on labour matters, while Andrea Cvetanović assists with the development of progressive workplace strategies.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Nikolić

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandar Popovic; Andrea Cvetanović; Marko Ilic; Janez Voncina


Very client, goal and solution oriented.’

‘Clients trust their expertise.’

Key clients

Red Hat (IBM Company)



Contitech Fluid Serbia

Continental Automotive Serbia

Microsoft Corporation

Viatris Healthcare

SD WORX People Solutions

Norma Group, South East Europe

TOM TOM International

Enterprise Services (formerly HP)

Providenca Holding, Llc, USA

Teklas Automotive

MTU Maintenance Serbia


IKEA Serbia

Groundlink Serbia

Gastrans Serbia

Deutsche Schule Belgrad

New Yorker Serbia

Acibadem Representative office


United Star Software Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Red Hat (a subsidiary of IBM) on the obligations of a person engaged in Serbia, in relation to a transition process from Nokia to Red Hat (a project that is affecting 26 countries).
  • Assisted SD Worx, a European HR solutions provider, with drafting mandatory employment documentation.
  • Providing legal advice to Sliide on the engagement of personnel in Serbia.

Karanovic & Partners

Always able to understand clients’ needs’, Karanovic & Partners‘ team has a strong market reputation for its advice on day-to-day employment issues, the employment side to M&A, labour disputes, redundancies, and terminations. Other key areas are outsourcing, secondments, benefits, pensions, harassment, whistleblowing, sick leave and work-related injuries. The practice is led by the ‘knowledgeable and trustworthyMilena Jakšić Papac, whose expertise includes trade union relations and collective bargaining; and employment specialist Jelena Ašanin is a March 2023 hire from Harrisons Solicitors. Boris Radojčić and Milijana Tomić are the rising stars to note.

Practice head(s):

Milena Jakšić Papac

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Ašanin; Boris Radojčić; Milijana Tomić


‘High-quality service, good relationships and professional advice.’

‘Milena Jakšić Papac is a great professional – knowledgeable and trustworthy.’

‘Boris Radojčić is clear, available and practical.’

‘The team responds quickly to issues in a practical way.’

‘The team is always able to understand clients’ needs very quickly, which is of great value.’

‘The team handles complex matters in a delicate but very hands-on way. They are very pragmatic and able to guide their clients through Serbia’s legal landscape by providing to-the-point guidance.’

‘Milena Jakšić Papac’s team is very pragmatic and really has a deep understanding of the needs of the client.’

‘Boris Radojčić is very commercial and great to work with. ’

Key clients



Inditex Group (Zara)

Johnson Electric International AG

West Pharmaceutical Services

Ericsson doo Belgrade









Sika Group


Work highlights

  • Advising Stellantis on various employment issues, including a complex transformation project involving over 1,500 employees.
  • Advising Wargaming on setting up its business operations in Serbia (involving 800 employees), which involves a wide range of employment advice, immigration consultations, and human resources compliance matters.
  • Advising Bechtel on the employment aspects of the construction of the Morava Corridor, a road connecting Trans-European transport Corridors X and XI.

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic

Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic advises on the full spectrum of employment issues, its expertise covering working conditions, HR policies, privacy, whistleblowing, mobbing, and labour law litigation (predominantly employer- side). The practice’s experience also extends to internal employment regulations, employment contracts, and layoffs. In addition to representing corporate clients in labour disputes, department head Katarina Radović is mandated by both private companies and foreign embassies on cross-border employment work; Lena Petrović assists corporate clients with labour law litigation; and Nevena Drobnjaković is an adviser on internal employment regulations and working conditions.

Practice head(s):

Katarina Radović

Other key lawyers:

Lena Petrović; Nevena Drobnjaković

Key clients

Kromberg & Schubert Srbija d.o.o. Krusevac

Barlan S&M doo

Open Society Foundation (OSF) in Serbia

Pernod Ricard Srbija doo

Bauerfeind d.o.o.

Insajder Produkcija d.o.o. Beograd

Imperial Tobacco SCG doo

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst Predstavnistvo Beograd

Mol Serbia doo

Work highlights

  • Advising Barlan S&M doo on the full range of employment issues, such as working conditions, employment agreements, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Advising Kromberg & Schubert Srbija d.o.o. Krusevac on the drafting and implementation of its internal employment regulations.
  • Advising Open Society Foundation on the employment aspects of its operations in Serbia.

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

Providing ‘top-tier employment law guidance’, Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s Belgrade employment practice is particularly active in the tech and TMC sectors. In a recent 12-month period, the practice advised on employment and management agreements, internal policies, collective bargaining, remote working, and terminations. It is also experienced in mass layoffs, harassment, immigration, secondments, work accidents, compliance, and litigation. Team head Dragana Bajić is ‘a standout in her field’, while Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović advises on the employment, labour and pension aspects of transactions, restructurings and corporate changes.

Practice head(s):

Dragana Bajić

Other key lawyers:

Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović; Sandra Miljanić


‘This employment practice is truly exceptional.’

‘The team’s strengths lie in its rapid responsiveness, deep understanding of clients’ needs, proven expertise, and thorough grasp of Serbia’s employment landscape.’

‘Dragana Bajić is a standout in her field.’

‘Dragana Bajić’s commitment to resolving labour policy issues and advancing the digitalisation of labour documentation sets her apart from competitors.’

‘They stand out by offering practical solutions on complex employment policies, and by keeping pace with industry trends through implementing technology into labour practices.’

‘Clients highly recommend their client-focused services to anyone seeking top-tier employment law guidance.’

‘Dragana Bajić’s dedication, in-depth expertise, and innovative mindset make her an invaluable resource. She’s not just a legal advisor but a strategic partner, who is always focused on finding practical solutions.’

‘Dragana Bajić’s work brings efficiency and clarity to complex employment matters, and clients highly appreciate her contributions to their activities.’

Key clients

Lear Corporation

Ahold Delhaize


InterContinental Hotels Group

Elicio NV


König Metall Group

Perficient, Inc.


Mahle Shared Services

Valoris Center

Euro Accident Livförsäkring AB


AHK – German-Serbian Business Association


fischer fixing systems


Rio Tinto

A1 Telekom Austria Group


Rivian Automotive Inc.


CCC Group

COFCO International

Omron Electronics

Work highlights

  • Provides day-to-day advice to Lear Corporation on all aspects of HR and labour law, as well as representing the client in labour dispute proceedings in Serbia.
  • Advising Delhaize Serbia on day-to-day labour law matters.
  • Advising Accenture on various employment law issues, including the recruitment process and background checks for candidates and employees.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Very responsive and up to date on all relevant developments’, Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr‘s labour and employment team routinely works alongside the firm’s corporate practice on the employment aspects of major M&A deals. With ‘extensive experience in labour law’, the broad expertise of IT sector expert Marija Vlajkovic includes labour-related dispute resolution. Flanking Vlajkovic, Bojan Rajic is a specialist in contracts and investment incentives, who advises international clients when they launch on the Serbian market.

Practice head(s):

Marija Vlajkovic

Other key lawyers:

Bojan Rajic; Tijana Levakov


‘They have been very responsive and up to date on all relevant developments.’

‘Quick to respond to clients’ requests.’

‘Marija Vlajkovic is a valued partner who fully understands clients’ business, and is always available to provide advice on the matter at hand.’

‘Clients know they can rely on their expertise.’

‘Prompt to answer queries.’

‘They know clients’ business well and understand their challenges.’

‘Marija Vlajkovic has extensive experience in labour law and can quickly provide examples and exemptions to any situation, which is exactly what clients expect.’

Key clients







Salus Group

Adria News doo

United Media Production doo

NS Smart Evolution doo



Humania HRS Group

Globalization Partners

TOMRA Collection Srbija


United Group


SAP West Balkans d.o.o.

Immofinanz AG




Nepi Rockastle

Phoenix Group

Crowe Horwath





RP Global


Work highlights

  • Advising BlackRock on day-to-day matters, as well as a mass workforce downsizing.
  • Providing regular employment advice to OMV.
  • Advising Adient Automotive on various day-to-day employment matters.

BDK Advokati AOD

BDK Advokati AOD‘s ‘always available’ practice covers the full scope of employment law work, its expertise extending to immigration, employment litigation, and data protection and privacy. The group also works alongside the firm’s tax team on the tax aspects of hiring arrangements and incentives. The ‘exceptional’ firm founder and managing partner Tijana Kojović leads the department in which Marija Gligorević, whose ‘expertise is impressive’, advises on hirings, sensitive terminations and mass redundancies. Gligorević is also active in relation to labour law compliance work, such as non-discrimination, anti-mobbing and whistleblowing.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Other key lawyers:

Marija Gligorević


‘The team is always available and fast at sending answers.’

‘Legal opinions are clear and understandable to non-legal persons.’

‘Tijana Kojović is exceptional – great knowledge and availability.’

‘Marija Gligorević understands what clients need.’

‘Tijana Kojović has unique corporate, commercial and employment law experience.’

‘Tijana Kojović – great knowledge and very strong market and practical knowledge.’

‘Marija Gligorević is always available and straightforward. Her legal expertise is very strong and she proactively offers different solutions.’

‘Marija Gligorević is great. Her expertise is impressive and her advice practical – always responsive, and she has a good understanding of clients’ needs. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

EPAM Systems

Adient Interiors

Apex Group

Froneri Adriatic

DHL International



Smith Micro


MAK System

Rush Street Interactive LP

Metito Utilities Limited

Valantic GmbH

CEE CAT Capital


Logo doo

Work highlights

  • Provides full-service employment-related support to EPAM.
  • Provides employment law advice to an Apex subsidiary in Belgrade.
  • Provides full-service legal support to DHL on employment matters.

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners

Providing the most practical and business-oriented legal advice’, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ main areas of work range from terminations, restructurings, reorganisations, outsourcing and trade union matters, to industrial action, cross-border recruitment, data protection, immigration, and labour disputes. Heading the group, Nikola Gvoić has ‘outstanding expertise in employment law work’. Gvoić’s expertise covers mass redundancies and layoffs, turnarounds, employee transfers, trade union relations, collective negotiations, and complex labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Gvoić


‘Unmatched excellence and professionalism.’

‘They always strive to understand the client’s business thoroughly and somehow always manage to make even complicated situations seem easy.’

‘Clients gladly recommend the BOPA employment team to others, since they could not wish for better lawyers to be their reliable partner for companies’ business operations.’

‘A very strong and experienced team that is capable of providing the most practical and business-oriented legal advice.’

‘Clients really feel like they have the best team in their corner since the focus and determination always ensure positive outcomes for clients.’

‘Nikola Gvoić has a clear understanding as to what points should be negotiated in order to achieve the most beneficial result for the client and its business operations.’

‘Clients are always surprised at how convincing Nikola Gvoić can be and how he manages to diffuse tense situations.’

‘Nikola Gvoić is always very hands-on and provides quick and clear advice, even in highly complex and sensitive situations when clients need very pragmatic solutions. A well-rounded employment lawyer with outstanding expertise in employment law work.’

Key clients

Thermo Fisher




Gen Digital











Amerisource Bergen

KaVo Dental


Hayat Biotech



Novo Nordisk


Ardagh Group

Fevo, Inc





Wizz Air



Euralis (Caussade Semences Serbia)





Work highlights

  • Advised Thermo Fisher’s Serbian affiliate on a complex high-level manager termination.
  • Advised Databricks on setting up its Serbian entity, which included the preparation of employment-related documents and policies.
  • Advised Gen Digital on setting up new employment policies and practices after the merger of NortonLifeLock Inc and Avast.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Doklestic Repic & Gajinconsistently demonstrates remarkable expertise in employment and labour law’. The department is experienced in collective bargaining, redundancies, reorganisations and massive lay-offs. The group further assists with the preparation of complex employment and management agreements, as well as high-stakes labour disputes. The team’s principal figures are name partner Slobodan Doklestic, who is praised for his ‘leadership and strategic insights’; Marko Repic, who routinely assists with significant labour disputes and risk assessment matters; and Ljubinka Pljevaljcic, a specialist in employment and labour relations, data protection, and labour law-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Slobodan Doklestic; Marko Repic; Ljubinka Pljevaljcic

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Purić


‘The uniqueness of this law firm can be characterised by its specialised expertise in niche areas, its rich history of cases, and positive client feedback.’

‘Stands out by leveraging technology, offering innovative billing structures, and emphasising diversity and collaboration within its teams.’

Consistently demonstrates remarkable expertise in employment and labour law.

Their depth of knowledge and practical approach to handling complex HR issues, labour disputes, and regulatory compliance matters are key to maintaining compliant and harmonious work environments within clients’ organisations.

‘The standout individuals are Marko Repic and Ljubinka Pljevaljcic, who distinguish themselves through a combination of deep expertise and a client-centric approach.’

Slobodan Doklestic and Ljubinka Pljevaljcic are invaluable assets.’

‘Slobodan Doklestic’s leadership and strategic insights, combined with Ljubinka Pljevaljcic’s meticulous attention to detail, ensure clients’ legal interests are well protected.

‘Marko Repic and Ljubinka Pljevaljcic – their commitment to staying up to date with the latest legal precedents and industry trends sets them apart from competitors.’

Key clients

Philip Morris




Balkan Gold (subsidiary of Erin Ventures Inc.)


Beijing New Building Materials


Petrol d.d.

Generali Investments

AIK Bank

ProNatal Group


DTD Holding

Al Rawafed Serbia

Hewlett Packard

Valvoline Inc.

NLB Bank

KWS Group

MENU Technologies

Adecco Group

NLB Bank

NELT & Co.

Admiral Markets

Vision Fund International


CrossCom Inc.

Shamrock Trading Corp

Assist Digital


Syneos Health, Inc.

TTTech Auto

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel to for an international law firm, in relation to the due diligence review of a Serbian subsidiary of Syneos Health.
  • Provided employment, labour law and immigration assistance to Yandex, in relation to its entry onto the Serbian market.
  • Advised Philip Morris International on its group policies regulating the remote working of employees in Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss

A significant strength for Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ ‘thorough’ employment practice is its ability to handle major HR projects across the CEE and SEE regions. The group is particularly active on behalf of international companies from the energy, transport and manufacturing sectors. The broad practice of Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović encompasses complex employment law work; and Marijana Zejaković advises on high-level management changes, workforce restructurings, mass lay-offs, and collective bargaining negotiations, as well as employment-related data protection issues, internal investigations, and hirings and dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović

Other key lawyers:

Marijana Zejaković; Miloš Rubežić; Aleksandar Jezdimirović


‘Very professional, comprehensive and thorough.’

Key clients

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG)

Foursquare Labs, Inc

Benetton Group

TaskUs Inc

Endeavor Operating Company


Peek & Cloppenburg KG, Düsseldorf

Work highlights

  • Advised Gaming Innovation Group on the Serbian aspects of the acquisition of AskGamblers and associated online casino brands, which included assistance with HR documents.
  • Advising Benetton Group on the planned engagement and movement of senior management between European subsidiaries.
  • Advising TaskUs on the acquisition of a Croatian provider of outsourced specialised services, Heloo, which included assisting with the preparation of a full set of HR documentation.

Prica & Partners

Prica & Partners‘ coverage ranges from M&A-related employment issues, the establishment and termination of employment and restructurings, to redundancies, compensation policies, benefits, employee share purchases, disputes, and the employment of foreign nationals. Tijana Lalić has longstanding experience in labour disputes, including mobbing cases, and is a specialist in golden parachutes and non-compete arrangements; and Jelena Živanović, who ‘provides practical solutions to time-critical issues’, has particular expertise in the immigration aspects of employing foreign nationals in Serbia, as well as employment-related data privacy issues. Jelena Edelman‘s wide-ranging practice encompasses labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Živanović; Jelena Edelman

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Lalić; Danica Gligorijević


Always provides practical legal advice and they are very responsive.’

‘The team provides legal advice and support efficiently.’

‘Very knowledgeable on legal issues – highly professional, and they respond quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team has the ability to advise on employment law questions accurately – very detailed and timely (if not early) responses to any question.’

‘Their experience in employee share offerings and grants, as well as compensation and benefits, is very valuable, and enables the implementation of new structures for Serbian employees by multinational companies. 

Danica Gligorijević and Jelena Živanović are very professional, conscientious, client focused and responsive. Their proactive work is very precious, as they foresee any issues, enabling clients to resolve problems even before they occur.

‘Jelena Živanović is very responsive and provides practical solutions to time-critical issues.’

‘It is always great to work with Jelena Živanović – clients are very happy with her service.’

Key clients




dm-drogerie markt

Parexel International





EssilorLuxottica S.A.

Crédit Agricole SA

Société Générale




Schneider Electric



Work highlights

  • Advised Cisco on the transfer of a large number of employees, following Cisco’s acquisition of Syrmia Networks in Serbia.
  • Advised PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL HOLDING B.V. on the employment of a large number of foreign nationals and the implementation of an international work force structure within the local company.
  • Advised L’Oréal on the implementation and execution of its employee share purchase plan in Serbia.

Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office

Key areas for Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office range from redundancies, reorganisations, union negotiations, employment disputes and executive terminations, to amendments of working conditions and disciplinary procedures. The team also advises foreign management on immigration law. Leading the employment team, Ana Popović’s practice covers labour law, foreigners’ rights, personal data protection, and labour disputes before the courts. Supporting Popović is employment and immigration law specialist Danka Draško, who assists with court matters and internal procedures involving employers and employees; and Jovana Jovanović, an adviser on employment law and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Ana Popović

Other key lawyers:

Danka Draško; Jovana Jovanović


‘A very well organised team that is ready to work at any time.’

‘Lawyers from this firm are interested in each client individually, knowing in detail the client’s organisation and type of work, as well as its business needs.’

‘They are precise, efficient and professional in every way, and they respect tight deadlines.’

Key clients

Dr. Oetker

Nestle Adriatic

Titan Cementara Kosjerić

Prva Televizija doo Beograd

B92 doo Beograd






Elrad Serbia DOO

The Center for the Promotion of Science

Nielsen Audience Measurement

Fintech Solutions CEE doo

Work highlights

  • Advised Elrad Serbia DOO on two redundancy procedures and amendments to the organisation of jobs within the company.
  • Advised Dr. Oetker on changes to the compensation package for certain employees in the sales department.
  • Advised Catalyst Romania and 3TS Capital Partners on the Serbian employment aspects of an investment in Hunch.

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm

Atanaskovic - Bozovic Law Firm‘s eight-strong employment team is consistently mandated by major textile, pharmaceutical and healthcare sector clients. The group was recently particularly active in strikes, union negotiations, inspections, mass litigation, and terminations. Practice head Miloš Atanasković advises on the engagement and transfer of employees, terminations, redundancies, and union negotiations; and Vuk Božović‘s recent experience includes employment inspections. Milena Rašković and Stefan Atanasković are also active team members.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Atanasković

Other key lawyers:

Vuk Božović; Milena Rašković; Stefan Atanasković

Key clients

Berlin-Chemie Menarini AG


China Construction Fifth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd

Boehringer Ingelheim


Tay Group

SOS Children’s Village

Acronis International GmbH

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

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

PIK Pester AD

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology Holding AG


VZ Hybrid Compute (UK) Limited


Plast and Metal Balkans doo

French Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Neimar V

Work highlights

  • Assisting Eurotay with its goal to hire over 2,500 employees in Serbia.
  • Assisted SOS Children Villages, which engages and supports foster parents and children without parents, with restructuring its employment relations.
  • Assisted Acronis International with the transfer of its entire business operations to Serbia, together with over 100 employees.

AVS Legal

AVS Legal‘s ‘unique’ employment practice covers labour contracts, terminations, immigration, secondments, redundancies, and workplace reorganisations. It also assists with executive dismissal packages, mobbing issues, work injuries, litigation, personal data protection, and the development of internal HR procedures. With ‘high-level expertise in employment matters’, labour law group head Irena Kalmić handles labour law compliance, organisational changes, layoffs, collective bargaining, and labour disputes. Mladen Domazet is ‘an excellent dispute resolution lawyer’.

Practice head(s):

Irena Kalmić

Other key lawyers:

Mladen Domazet


‘The practice is unique due to the high-level dedication and responsiveness of its team, as well as the flexibility of its billing.’

‘Professional and proactive.’

‘Irena Kalmić – expertise and a structured approach, which is firm but also balanced between the interests of employer and employees.’

Key clients

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

Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Balkan d.o.o. Zrenjanin (Superior Essex)

Tigar Tyres d.o.o. Pirot (Michelin Group)

Coficab Serbia d.o.o. Deč

Penta Ge. Co. Construction doo Beograd

Mainstream d.o.o. Beograd


CBS International d.o.o. Beograd (Cushman & Wakefield)

Tech Mahindra Limited

We make games doo Beograd

Work highlights

  • Advises Belgrade Airport doo Beograd on various labour law matters.
  • Assisted Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire Balkan d.o.o. Zrenjanin with inter-company movement of expert staff (engineers) from Serbia to Japan and Mexico.
  • Assisted Tigar Tyres d.o.o. Pirot (Michelin Group) with the revision of a collective agreement, trade union matters, and employment litigation.

MMD Advokati

MMD Advokati‘s ‘motivated and solution-oriented’ practice is headed up by Miodrag Klancnik, who is ‘absolutely at the top in terms of knowledge and communication’. Klancik is an expert in collective bargaining processes, negotiations with major union organisations, redundancy procedures, disciplinary proceedings, and high-value labour disputes. The department also features founding partner and ‘indispensable assetVeljko Dostanic, an adviser to international and domestic clients on a range of employment issues.

Practice head(s):

Miodrag Klancnik

Other key lawyers:

Veljko Dostanic; Andrea Arsić


‘Very good cooperation, exceptional professionalism, and knowledge of case law. Motivated and solution oriented.’

‘Exceptional time management, ability to dive deep into different topics, very detailed answers, and a very fair and realistic approach to the potential outcomes of different cases.’

‘Miodrag Klancnik is extremely professional and always ready to help the client.’

‘Miodrag Klancnik – very good experience and excellent know-how.’

‘Fast to react and always available.’

‘Veljko Dostanic’s commitment to precision and detail is unparalleled. His rigorous analysis ensures that no stone is left unturned. His unique blend of deep legal understanding combined with practical business acumen makes him an indispensable asset.’

‘Miodrag Klancnik is absolutely at the top in terms of knowledge and communication.’

‘Andrea Arsić brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to the table. Her proactive approach and relentless dedication to understanding clients’ needs consistently exceed expectations. She blends her legal prowess with interpersonal skills, making the legal journey smooth and comprehensive.’

Key clients


Robert Bosch



French Embassy in Belgrade

Aktiva Skupina

Barry Callebaut

Agence Française De Développement




Avril Group

DDOR Garant

Havas Group

RTE International


Mikkelsen Electronics

Blitz Group


Work highlights

  • Advised ORACLE on the redrafting of employment-related acts.
  • Advised AKTIVA on the restructuring of its entire management in Serbia.
  • Advised VALAMENT on the acquisition of premium websites and domains, which included absorbing 90 highly-skilled digital asset experts.

PR Legal

PR Legal‘s ‘highly educated, flexible and easily accessible’ team advises on the full scope of employment law work, including terminations, redundancy and dismissal procedures, confidentiality and non-compete clauses, breaches of company, business secrets, and disputes. Other key areas range from hirings, compensation packages and immigration, to work permits and visas, compliance, and M&A-related labour due diligence. Heading up the department, Ivana Ružičić maintains a broad employment and labour practice.

Practice head(s):

Ivana Ružičić

Other key lawyers:

Lara Maksimović


‘The legal team is highly educated, flexible and easily accessible.’

‘Each individual is a true professional, who is always ready to support the business and propose solutions for every challenging situation.’

‘They are professional, experienced lawyers, client oriented and focused to efficiently provide quality input/service. They are working very well individually, as well as a team.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC Serbia

The Coca-Cola Company



JT International

Apatinska pivara, a subsidiary of Molson Coors

Omya Vencac

Pollard Digital Solutions (former Next Generation Lotteries)

Greentube Technologies RS

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Nuscience Premix International


Mondelez Europe Services

Work highlights

  • Advised Coca-Cola HBC Serbia on all labour law and employment  issues, including the complex restructuring of its sales team.
  • Advised Homoljska voda, a Serbian subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, on post-acquisition employment issues.
  • Advised Bambi, a member of Coca-Cola HBC Group, on different employment and labour-related matters.

Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners AOD

Fielding ‘true experts providing a premium service’, Radovanovic Stojanovic & Partners AOD‘s employment team comprises sector specialists in IT, retail and FMCG. With ‘remarkable versatility in all areas of employment law’, Nikola Cincović heads up the firm’s employment and data protection law practices. Cincović’s expertise ranges from workforce engagements and restructurings, complex downsizings and labour law disputes, to immigration, health and safety compliance, harassment, whistleblowing, and compensation and benefit schemes.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Cincović

Other key lawyers:

Luka Radojević


‘Highly professional team that is available for the client 24/7.’

‘Always able to understand clients’ needs perfectly and address all potential issues quickly.’

‘Nikola Cincović never fails to guide clients in the right direction and towards the best possible outcome.’

‘Nikola Cincović is extremely responsive and has remarkable versatility in all areas of employment law.’

‘Their proactive approach and vast experience make clients feel safe and confident when dealing with employment matters. True experts providing a premium service – warmly recommended!’

‘As a relatively young law firm, they manage to stand out from the competition by being very responsive and sensitive to the particular demands and needs of clients.’

‘Nikola Cincović and Luka Radojević – very competent, diligent, serious, patient, committed to their work, and ready to go the extra mile in order to deliver the best possible results.’

‘Luka Radojević impresses with his ability to think outside the box and resolve complex employment matters.’

Key clients


Metro Cash & Carry


British American Tobacco (BAT)



SAP Fioneer (ex Hedwell)

KEOS (former Renault Nissan Serbia)



David Pajić DAKA

Q agency

GFA South East Europe



Mundi Limousine

Rauche Medical

Baker & McKenzie


Mott MacDonald


ZA Tech


Digital Silk

Work highlights

  • Advising Siemens on day-to-day and project-related employment matters, including a complete overhaul of its general employment enactments.
  • Advising METRO Cash & Carry on day-to-day and project-related employment matters, including a complete overhaul of its employment-related documentation.
  • Advising BAT on day-to-day and project-related employment matters, including introducing full remote and hybrid work regimes.

SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar

In July 2023, Joint law office Marić in cooperation with Kinstellar joined forces with SOG Law Firm to become SOG in cooperation with Kinstellar, which has expertise in workplace policies and procedures, and employment and termination agreements. The team is also mandated to assist with compliance with local and international labour regulations. The group is co-led by Radovan Grbović, whose broad practice encompasses employment work, and the ‘very responsiveKristina Pavlović.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Grbović; Kristina Pavlović


‘Practical advice that is efficient and timely.’

‘Kristina Pavlović is wonderful to work with, very responsive, and takes ownership of the mandate.’

‘I would describe their practice as distinctively client-centered and exceptionally proficient. What makes this firm unique is their comprehensive responsiveness and remarkable attention to detail.’

‘Each team member brings a unique strength to the table, ensuring a well-rounded approach to any legal issue. This diverse expertise is a significant advantage over other firms, which often specialize in limited areas.’

‘Their unique blend of expertise, innovation, and client-focused service makes them a top choice for anyone seeking comprehensive and personalized legal assistance.’

Key clients

Etihad Airways


Vice Media

FCC Group

TransPerfect Translations

Andromeda Lab


Softline Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Dubai National Air Transport Association (DNATA)

Outsource Insurance Professionals

DB Schenker

Guidefitter, Inc

JSI Research and Training Institute


Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Relied on to provide spot-on advice’, Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)‘s employment team routinely assists with restructurings and redundancies, employment disputes, contract and document reviews, and day-to-day issues. The group’s experience extends to union negotiations, workplace health and safety, employee data protection, immigration, and pensions. Department head Nenad Stankovic is ‘one of the best lawyers in Serbia and the region’, and the ‘always availableAndjelka Radovanović is a partner since May 2023.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Andjelka Radovanović; Sara Pendjer; Mitar Simonovic; Teodora Markovic


‘A very professional office. There is no problem that cannot be solved.’

‘Combines excellence in law with a strong appreciation of the practical realities of doing business in Serbia.’

‘The employment team can always be relied on to provide spot-on advice and assistance, and offers excellent client-service levels across the board.’

‘They always find the best solution for clients.’

‘Clients are very happy to work with Nenad Stankovic and his colleagues. Very friendly, fast responsive, approachable, and nice to work with – all these features go a long way, together with their experience and professional expertise and know-how.’

‘Nenad Stankovic is one of the best lawyers in Serbia and the region.’

‘Nenad Stankovic – solid knowledge of all aspects of the IT business and its legal needs.’

‘Andjelka Radovanović is always available at short notice and delivers what clients ask for.’

Key clients

Apatinska pivara (member of Molson Coors group)

Monster Energy

Takeda Pharmaceuticals


Garbino (affiliate of Teddy S.p.A.)

Lanos (Montenegro)


Scania Leasing


Dominion Voting

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Mirjana Nikolić

Andersson&Sjoblom Technical Management LLC

PAR Technology Corporation

Software Country



Nataša Petrović

Proleter ad Ivanjica

Work highlights

  • Acting for Apatinska pivara on various employment matters, including employees’ salaries, contract terminations, the acquisition of immigration permits for employees, and personal data issues.
  • Providing ongoing employment advice to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, encompassing redundancy and downsizing exercises, employment negotiations and disputes.
  • Advising CCBill on all aspects of employment in Serbia and the assignment of employees to work abroad, including policies and procedures.

Vukovic & Partners

With ‘unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional value to clients’, Vukovic & Partners' employment team covers compliance and labour dispute resolution, in addition to day-to-day matters. ‘One of the best attorneys at law for employment in Serbia’, longstanding specialist Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković routinely leads negotiations with trade unions on collective agreements and employees’ rights. Bošković also advises on work permits, international agreements on double taxation avoidance, social insurance, and labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković

Other key lawyers:

Marijana Biševac


‘They are sharp, calm, disciplined and always solution oriented – with them clients feel 100% safe.’

‘Unique client-friendly attitude and very sophisticated information.’

‘Aleksandra Ćalić Bošković is one of the best attorneys at law for employment in Serbia.’

Key clients

ODM Asset Ltd. Podgorica

Richter Gedeon Ltd.

Sava Car Ltd.

Sava Non-life Insurance Jsc.

Msg Global Solutions SEE Ltd.

Enna Transport Bgd Ltd.

Adriatic42 Ltd. Herceg Novi

ODM Collections Ltd.

Link Group

Enna Fruit Ltd. Belgrade

Vega IT Omega Ltd. Podgorica

Goldair Handling SRB Ltd.

Hennlich Ltd.

Touch Me Soft Ltd.

Jugo-Kaolin Ltd.

Beck & Pollitzer Ltd.

TLScontact Ltd.

DP World Jsc. Novi Sad

KWS Serbia Ltd.

Eurobau Connect AG Ltd.

Ocean Accounting Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised ODM Asset Ltd. Podgorica on an optimal model of personnel organisation.
  • Assisted Richter Gedeon with its group level internal audit.
  • Assisted Sava Car with the preparation of its Rule Book on Systematisation and Organisation of Work.

Zunic Law

Zunic Law‘s employment department has extensive IT industry experience. The group’s expertise covers employment policies, collective agreements, cross-border strategies, employment compliance training, dispute resolution, and employee mobility issues. Firm founder Vitomir Žunić has a significant track record in labour law work, while Tijana Žunić Marić is ‘solution oriented, responsive and pragmatic’. Additional support is provided by ‘trusted adviserJelena Đukanović as well as Nevena Milošević, who focuses on the digital environment.

Practice head(s):

Vitomir Žunić; Tijana Žunić Marić

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Đukanović; Nevena Milošević


‘Professionals, who are experts, proactive, and think out of the box.’

‘Their commitment to staying up to date with technology trends has not only streamlined clients’ interactions, but also demonstrated their dedication to enhancing the client experience. This innovative approach truly sets them apart.’

‘What truly sets them apart is their lightning-fast response times and their client-centred approach. They’re not just lawyers; they’re partners who truly care about clients’ success.’

An absolute drive to understand clients’ needs fully before coming up with the best solution.

Communicates continuously, ensuring that clients are looked after at all times.

‘The individuals at Zunic Law are remarkable. Tijana Žunić Marić, Jelena Đukanović and Nevena Milošević stand out for their great professionalism.’

‘Tijana Žunić Marić is solution oriented, responsive and pragmatic.’

‘Clients know they are in capable hands with Jelena Đukanović. Her comprehensive understanding of the law gives clients the confidence to expand their business internationally. Jelena’s genuine interest in clients’ success make her both an exceptional attorney and trusted adviser.’

Key clients

Apatinska pivara (part of Molson Coors Beverage Company)


Data Driven Lab

Foxy Voxel

Incode Advanced Technologies


Del Systems

Telq Telecom

Eagle Lab



Sladara Soufflet

Tier 1 Analytics


Wonder Dynamics

RHO Business Banking



Molson Coors SER (part of Molson Coors Beverage Company)



Touch Me Soft


Cato Europe

Pharm Olam International


Elan Wave

Del Systems


Work highlights

  • Advised Apatinska pivara (a member of the Molson Coors group) on a reorganisation and restructuring process impacting 100-plus employees, and including multiple negotiations with a trade union.
  • Provided full employment regulatory compliance support in Serbia to Incode Advanced Technology, an IT company headquartered in San Francisco.
  • Advising Tymeshift, an AI-powered software product company, on the employment compliance aspects of its sale to Zendesk.