The Legal 500 Green Guide: EMEA 2023


Doklestic Repic & Gajin

Serbian law firm Doklestic Repic & Gajin counts with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects. The firm assists clients during all stages of their green projects, from regulatory assessment up to the actual implementation, and stands out for its work within the wind and hydro energy, green technology, and waste management areas.

Key contacts Slobodan Doklestic, Milos Pandzic, and Aleksandra Stojanovic continue to advise Slovak company Megawaste in relation to their investment in the development of five biomass power plants. In another ongoing highlight, the firm is acting for Extra Watts regarding the establishment of an e-scooter sharing service in the city of Belgrade, which would contribute to reducing the current air pollution levels in the region. The firm is also providing ongoing legal advice on a range of matters to Polygreen, a network of companies offering integrated circular economy solutions internationally and aiming to shape human environmental consciousness through purpose-built education.

The team continues to publish articles concerning a green transition in the country, including a recent piece discussing wind farm actions in Serbia, and an analysis examining draft regulations supporting renewable energy production in Serbia, written by Dragan Gajin.

Gecic Law

Gecić Law is a Serbian law firm which counts with the expertise of an ESG practice, and works in areas including environmental law and renewable energy, standing out in particular for its contribution to Serbia’s green transition through its advice on renewable wind energy projects. It also has a multidisciplinary green cluster team, which covers areas such as corporate compliance and is co-led by head of corporate M&A Ognjen Colić and head of operations Hristina Kosec.

Current work highlights include advising NBT on the acquisition of an 800MW portfolio of wind projects in the country, and acting for Shinkun&Binui regarding the potential acquisition of five wind farm projects and one solar plant project in Vojvidina with a total installed capacity of the plants of over 400MW.  Another client is Integrites in connection with a potential 25MW renewable energy investment in Serbia.

The specialised team regularly takes part in ESG events, deliveres lectures, and contributes to publications. Branko Gabric recently published an article discussing the world’s first carbon border tariff, and the firm’s founding partner Bogdan Gecić took part in a webinar discussing new EU ESG regulation. Nemanja Sladakovic participated in a panel discussion on measuring sustainability and sustainability reporting at an event organised by the Responsible Business Forum, of which the firm is a member and pro bono partner.

As part of its internal ESG strategy, the firm expanded its online work and meetings, cutting paper consumption by 90% and reducing its travel-related carbon footprint.