Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners > Belgrade, Serbia > Firm Profile

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners
HADZI MELENTIJEVA 46
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Serbia > Employment Tier 1

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners‘ practice has significant experience in advising multinational, regional and local companies, along with diplomatic missions, on complex employment and labour law matters; the firm also collaborates closely with accounting and tax consultancies which refer clients for employment and labour law advice. The team was recently particularly active in advising on urgent labour law issues triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Specialising in employment and labour law, team head Milica Vesić is ‘an exceptional lawyer‘, who focuses on the protection of employers’ interests.

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Testimonials

Great diversity within the team – basically, the office has a choice of people to fit any type of client mentality.

Communication is at a level at which clients can understand, and they always give appropriate feedback.

Experienced in the particular needs of embassies.

Very responsive and structured approach, as well as being client oriented.

Expertise in our industry and ability to deliver a customised approach to every situation.

The lawyers are excellent, highly educated and experienced, which we highly appreciate. Our long-term cooperation with JSP is proof of the quality of its legal work.

Milica Vesić has excellent knowledge of labour law.

Milica Vesić is an exceptional lawyer with huge knowledge and a holistic approach to all matters – she also points out other risks that have to be taken into account, such as tax and civil liability.

Key clients

Siemens

General Electric

Johnson & Johnson

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan

Toyota

Panasonic

Freeport McMoRan Explorations

State Lottery of Serbia

MSD

Teknoxgroup Srbija

BSH Hausgeräte

NOKIA

Rakita Exploration

SSA Pana

Quality Austria

Alkemy doo Belgrade

Alkemy Play doo Belgrade

Birdseye International

Luma Investment

Elekta Solutions

Infrastructure Development and Construction

Birdseye International

CPV Tekstil

Frauscher Sensortechnik

NC Services

Trusted Marketing Services

Siemens Energy

Repräsentanz Credo Schweiz

Watson Marlow Representative Office in Belgrade

Sandvik

Gevekom

Intermed Solutions

Harness

Flender

GitLab

Golane

Crewcar Eden

EBB Software

Work highlights

  • Advised Robert Bosch doo Belgrade on major compliance cases, everyday employment-related issues, employment terminations, and working from home issues.
  • Advised Siemens doo Belgrade on various matters, including engagement of staff, the CEO’s employment status and rescheduling of working hours.
  • Advised numerous clients (including Siemens, Robert Bosch, Renault Nissan and MSD) on labour law issues triggered by the pandemic.

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners consistently advises multinational, local and regional companies, along with banks, on banking and financing law. Key work includes advising on insurance-related regulatory issues under the supervision of the National Bank of Serbia, foreign exchange transactions, subordinated loans, debt restructurings and the issuance of various licences. The practice also has notable fintech sector expertise, in addition to a strong regional presence through the Adriatic Legal Network, of which it is a founding member. Petar Stojanovic has extensive banking and finance experience, including handling major NPL deals (both in Serbia and in Montenegro).

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Key clients

AVAG Holding

Merck Sharp & Dohme

MCM 965

Vizlore Digital Asset Management

Organon

Infrastructure Development and Construction

GrECo International

Work highlights

  • Advised Infrastructure Development and Construction on a financing agreement for the purchase of equipment and materials.
  • Advised MCM965 on obtaining a licence for digital asset management, including the sale and purchase of virtual currencies in accordance with the new Law on Digital Assets.
  • Advised GrECo International on complex regulatory matters before the National Bank of Serbia.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners is consistently sought out by major corporate clients for its experience in large-scale projects. The practice also advises multinational companies on restructuring matters, and has a strong track record in both automotive and IT industry-related issues. Focused on corporate, M&A and greenfield investment projects, Milan Joksovic specialises in international commercial and company law, while Petar Stojanović routinely advises on significant projects in both Serbia and Montenegro. Also key to the practice are experienced partners Srdjan Tolpa and Goran Vučić, while Tijana Milisic is the associate to note.

Testimonials

Very friendly, discreet and professional people.

‘They are well organised and have a very efficient work style.

The team’s local knowledge and understanding of the market are immense.

They are truly consummate professionals and true business partners for in-house lawyers doing business in the country.

This team is highly responsive and their responses are concise and to the point – we can rely on this team’s knowledge and experience.

What makes this practice so unique is that I, as a client, am 100% confident that the required task will be completed on time.

Milan Joksovic and Srdjan Tolpa are standout partners.

Petar Stojanovic and Goran Vucic are highly competent and attentive corporate and commercial lawyers, and their rates are more than fair for the service they provide. They have supported me through many complex and unusual matters in Serbia, all leading to successful conclusions for my company.

Key clients

Robert Bosch

Nelt Group

Infrastructure Development and Construction

BSH Hausgeräte

Scania

General Electric

Panasonic

Meridian Group

Koepfer Group

Renault Nissan

Nokia Solutions and Networks

Farmina

SSA Pana

BTL Medical Technologies

FreeportMcMoRan

Nexe Group

Incode

Ubisoft

Raico Bautechnic

Mitros Fleischwaren

Kandussi

Nonnenman

Regent Beleuchtungskörper

Ott-tricot

Pragmatic Play

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)

Teknoxgroup Srbija

GrECo International

Alkemy

Elekta Solutions

Sandvik

Croatia Records

GMG Health

Kepler Interactive

Hermes Pharma

Work highlights

  • Advised Kepler Interactive on the Serbian aspects of the acquisition of Ebb Software.
  • Advised Siemens on the carve out of Siemens’ Flender division in Serbia.
  • Advised Merck on the Serbian part of its global reorganisation.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Routinely representing foreign and domestic clients in complex litigation, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners has ‘extensive experience in dispute resolution across multiple sectors and jurisdictions‘. The practice’s extensive coverage ranges from commercial, employment and environmental disputes to bankruptcy, IP and administrative litigation. It also acts in enforcement proceedings, as well as ad hoc and institutional international arbitration. Recent highlights include representing Nelt Group member companies in several litigation proceedings. Dragan Psodorov has ‘advanced knowledge and experience in arbitration‘, and Petar Stojanović regularly assists with high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Testimonials

Excellent availability from the lawyers.

Very fast communication within the firm and very flexible staff – new technologies are used in their everyday work, which assists with our daily communications.

They have the ability to anticipate upcoming problems and have strategies for every outcome.

The firm is unique as it has extensive experience in dispute resolution across multiple sectors and jurisdictions.’

Possesses a high level of skills, which often go beyond legal competences.

Dragan Psodorov shows high levels of professionalism, is always available, always respects agreements, and beats the deadlines.

Our experience with Dragan Psodorov has to date been exceptional. Dragan has advanced knowledge and experience in arbitration and complex international business dealings. We’ve also found him to be fair in his pricing, transparent and responsive.

Petar Stojanović’s litigation experience and detailed case preparation are very much admired and respected.

Key clients

Nelt Group

State Lottery of Serbia

Government of Montenegro

Sonuba

Montecco

AZVI

Rubau

Azvi

GrECo International

Siemens

Robert Bosch

Renault Nissan

Audi

Sandvik

Evroins osiguravanje

Mitros Fleischwaren

Dassault Systemes

Pegaso

Magus

Evarvest

Fondacija Alek Kavcic

Alek Kavcic Foundation

Boris Malagurski

Work highlights

  • Represented Rubau, a Spanish construction company, in ICC arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented the State Lottery of Serbia in IP litigation before the Commercial Court in Belgrade.
  • Representing member companies of the Nelt Group in several litigation proceedings.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 2

With extensive energy and projects experience, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners‘ track record in large-scale developments includes major mining and gas pipeline projects, and the team also assists with day-to-day energy law-related issues and regulatory matters. With over 30 years’ experience in corporate law practice, Milan Joksović acts for large foreign companies on greenfield investment projects, and senior partner Petar Stojanović is consistently sought out for his experience in major mining and energy-related projects (both in Serbia and in Montenegro). Srdjan Tolpa and Goran Vučić also play key roles in the department.

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The team is very professional, highly skilled and efficient.

For us, quick and professional responses in English (as well as in German) are of the highest importance – we are more than satisfied with Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners.

Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners was the perfect firm to support us during the whole process of establishing our new company in Serbia – and it is still a strong adviser for any legal question that we have.

Excellent, highly educated and experienced lawyers.

We appreciate their responsiveness, quick and efficient approach, and practical solutions.

We feel that we are in safe legal hands when advised by JSP.

Milan Joksović and Srdjan Tolpa’s professional attitude to their work went beyond our expectations.

Goran Vučić has high levels of expertise and good organisational skills – he advises the client in such a way as to find the best possible and most practical solution.

Key clients

Robert Bosch

Koepfer

Siemens

Regent Lighting

Kamen i Pesak

Teknoxgroup Srbija

Infrastructure Development and Construction

DV Technologies

Gradina Kamenolom

Work highlights

  • Advised Infrastructure Development and Construction on the energy law implications surrounding the construction of the Serbian section of the TurkStream gas pipeline project.
  • Advised private investors on the purchase of the Gradina quarry in central Serbia.
  • Advised Robert Bosch on a greenfield factory project.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Widely respected for its infrastructure project development credentials, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners routinely acts for contractors, state-owned employers and private employers. Areas of focus for the group include land acquisitions, along with the construction of factories and production plants and long-term business premises leases. Milan Joksović consistently acts on strategic real estate matters, and Petar Stojanović is active in both Serbia and Montenegro’s real estate sectors. Also integral to the practice are Srdjan Tolpa, whose practice includes infrastructure projects and other complex real estate matters, and FIDIC-based contract specialist Goran Vučić.

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Very friendly, professional people, who are well organised and have a very efficient work style.

I have very much admired their straightforwardness and honesty in relation to clients.

Firm dedication to providing clients with an accurate and detailed legal analysis of each particular business situation and problem.

Their principle of 24-hour availability in critical situations is very helpful in terms of establishing long-lasting attorney-client relationships.

The team is very professional, highly skilled and efficient.

I can especially recommend Petar Stojanović, whose 30 years’ experience and vast legal knowledge, alongside his punctuality and honesty, separate him from many other lawyers that I know.

Petar Stojanović and Milan Joksović, as well as Goran Vučić, can be praised for being punctual, disciplined and meticulous in their efforts to provide proper legal services to our mutual clients.

Milan Joksović and Srdjan Tolpa both exceeded our expectations.

Key clients

Infrastructure Development and Construction

Government of Montenegro

Robert Bosch

Qatari Diar

IT Tel

DV Technology

BSH Hausgeräte

Jaggaer

Kirchdorfer Kies und Transportbetonholding

Regent Lighting

Ott-tricot

AVAG Holding

Rubau

Teknoxgroup Srbija

Pragmatic Play

Farmina Pet Foods

Work highlights

  • Advised Robert Bosch on the acquisition of land and the construction of a factory for the production of electric motors.
  • Advising Infrastructure Development and Construction (a Gazprom group member) on the construction of the Serbian part of the TurkStream gas pipeline project.
  • Advising the Government of Montenegro on the implementation of a highway construction contract.

Serbia > Competition Tier 3

Instructed by multinational, regional and local companies, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners regularly advises on the competition law aspects of major M&A deals. In a recent highlight, the team, which ‘really understands Serbia’s unique business environment‘, advised Merck on the local competition law aspects of its global spin-off. Senior partners Milan Joksovic and Petar Stojanovic head up the practice.

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Testimonials

This law firm really understands Serbia’s unique business environment.

We are very satisfied with the overall performance of the team.

They are quick and efficient, to the point and punctual.

We get practical solutions for all our legal problems, which is what we need in our daily business.

Great support from this agile team.

High-quality legal work.

Excellent, highly educated and experienced lawyers.

Key clients

Robert Bosch

Elekta Solutions

Renault Nissan

FreeportMcMoran

Miteco

Merck Sharp & Dohme

GrECo International

Kärcher

Organon

Harness

Dolby

GitLab

Fondacija Alek Kavcic

Work highlights

  • Acted for Fondacija Alek Kavcic in proceedings before the Commission for Protection of Competition, which concerned an alleged abuse of dominant position.
  • Advising Robert Bosch on various competition law matters.
  • Advised Merck on the local competition law aspects of its global spin-off.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 3

Regularly instructed in relation to a broad range of IP rights, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners‘ group advises on traditional IP matters, such as trade marks, patents, industrial designs and copyright, and also covers an array of IT-related IP rights. The team's work includes IP registrations and transfers, infringements, and IP-related transactional issues. Department head Alex Petrović is an IT law specialist. Dragan Psodorovexplains things in a manner that is understandable‘.

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Great for its international experience, systematic approach and, most importantly, responsiveness to clients’ immediate needs.

Capable of working with international clients that need to get legal help within Serbia’s legal maze.

The team is very skilled, and has the necessary knowledge and practice to operate at a high level.

They have no problem in performing any assignment.

They are very flexible and adaptable to any client’s needs.

Their team comprises many individuals who are all different but very complementary to each other.

Alex Petrović is one of the best IT industry lawyers around.

Dragan Psodorov is very well trained, and explains things in a manner that is understandable for everyone.’

Key clients

Robert Bosch

State Lottery of Serbia

Teksavvy

Investintech

Dassault Systemes

Choom Holdings

ECD

Croatia Records

Docentric

Green Tube

Global Wind Services

William Hill

GreatOdds

Bell Chemicals

GrECo International

Beohemija

La Fantana

Preston Holding

Otani Tire Co

Tikveš ad Winery

Brauns-Heitmann Gmbh & Co

Vizlore Digital Asset Management

MD&Profy

Data Tech International

Leversys

MCM

Fondacija Alek Kavcic

Work highlights

  • Assisting Dassault Systemes with the ongoing protection of its software’s IP rights in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, including several copyright infringement disputes in Serbia.
  • Providing Ubisoft with ongoing IP advice.
  • Representing the State Lottery of Serbia in a dispute with Croatian company Nirvana concerning the alleged breach of software-related IP rights.

Montenegro > Leading firms Tier 2

Boasting over 25 years’ presence in the Montenegrin legal market, Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners specialises in real estate, corporate and tourism law, along with dispute resolution. Spending approximately 50% of his professional time in Montenegro, name partner Petar Stojanovic, who ‘combines in-depth knowledge of key legal areas with a pragmatic, goal-driven approach‘, has broad experience in M&A deals, foreign direct investment and privatisation projects. A key members of the firm’s corporate team, Goran Vucic‘s Montenegro-related experience includes major infrastructure and real estate projects, as well administrative and corporate matters.

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Testimonials

24 hour-availability during a crisis.

Punctuality, honesty with clients, discipline and dedication to providing clients with accurate assessments of relevant legal situations.

Vast experience and use of modern communication technologies.

We engage JSP for high-level and complex issues, and we are always provided with legal advice that is to the point and offers viable solutions.

Experienced lawyers who understand the issues in question and provide timely advice.

Highly innovative practice that finds new approaches to issues that seem to be difficult to overcome or resolve.

The quality of their work is exceptional, and I am impressed by the overall reliability of Petar Stojanovic and Goran Vucic.

Petar Stojanovic combines in-depth knowledge of key legal areas with a pragmatic, goal-driven approach to settling issues; and he is capable of combining and utilising his team’s expertise to achieve the best results. Always available and accessible, he does everything possible to protect clients’ interests and to help clients succeed.

Key clients

Government of Montenegro

Qatari Diar

Mercury Group

Nelt Co

Alkemy

Renault Nissan

Montecco

Monteput

GrECo International Holding

Work highlights

  • Continues to advise the Government of Montenegro on the implementation of the contract for the construction of the Bar-Boljare highway.
  • Continued to advise the Montenegrin subsidiary of Qatari Diar on the development of a major real estate project in Montenegro, namely the tourism complex Blue Horizons.
  • Continues to advise Sonuba Montenegro on a planned investment in a tourism development.

The firm: Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners was founded in 1987 by Milan Joksovic, currently name partner with Petar Stojanovic, who joined the firm in 1999.

The firm has consistently grown in size, expanding its practice areas especially since 2000 – the commencement of the privatisation process in Serbia. The firm currently has 13 partners, specialising in different fields of law.

Areas of practice: JSP is a full-service law office, serving an international and domestic business and private clientele.

The principal field of practice is corporate and commercial law where JSP offers services in domestic and international corporate affairs. The firm is recognised for its expertise in work with an international element, which includes foreign investments in Serbia and in Montenegro, mergers and acquisitions, investment through the privatisation process, the establishment of enterprises and representative (branch) offices, investment in domestic enterprises, joint venture agreements, greenfield and brownfield investment, and a wide range of commercial contract issues. The firm’s office represents foreign clients in resolution of disputes and litigation before courts in Serbia and in Montenegro and international arbitrations. JSP provides services in various fields of law, including civil, labour, immigration, real estate, property, intellectual property and patent, telecommunications, competition, energy, capital markets, international private law and information technology (IT).

JSP’s broad client base includes corporate, governmental and private entities. The firm provide continuing, long-term legal advice to a large number of international corporate clients. The firm is selected as counsel of choice by the German and Austrian embassies in Belgrade, and is listed as recommended attorneys by several other embassies in Serbia.

JSP maintains a network of established connections with renowned law offices around the world and co-operates with investment banks and other financial institutions, all in the field of privatisations, international tenders and foreign investing in Serbia and in Montenegro.

Milan Joksovic holds the position of counsel of choice of the German and Austrian embassies in Belgrade and has an established relationship with other embassies and foreign trade chambers in Serbia. He continuously advises many international corporate clients in Serbia and Montenegro. He specialises in international commercial and company law, but also covers the fields of contracts, investment, insurance, transportation and arbitration.

Petar Stojanovic specialises in the field of corporate and commercial law, especially with respect to foreign investment in Serbia and Montenegro. His extensive experience in the field ranges from the first privatisation in Montenegro, to his engagements by the Privatisation Agency of the Republic of Serbia, Deposit Insurance Agency of the Republic of Serbia and foreign investors in numerous privatisation and international tenders and/or restructuring procedures. In that sense, as a senior partner in JSP he is the project manager in the fields of privatisations and restructuring, M&As, joint venture and public-private partnership, projects and real estate development projects. In addition to the above mentioned, Petar Stojanovic is experienced in the following fields: capital markets, telecommunications, real estate, labour law and international arbitrations.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Administrative Milan Joksovic
Administrative Aleksandar Dragicevic
Aviation Petar Stojanovic
Aviation Milan Joksovic
Capital markets Petar Stojanovic
Competition Petar Stojanovic
Competition Milan Joksovic
Corporate and commercial Petar Stojanovic
Corporate and commercial Milan Joksovic
Dispute resolution- litigation and arbitration Petar Stojanovic
Dispute resolution- litigation and arbitration Milan Joksovic
Employment Petar Stojanovic
Employment Milan Joksovic
Foreign direct investment Milan Joksovic
Foreign direct investment Petar Stojanovic
Insolvency/corporate restructuring Petar Stojanovic
Insolvency/corporate restructuring Milan Joksovic
Insurance Milan Joksovic
IP Dragan Psodorov
IP Milan Joksovic
M&A Petar Stojanovic
Media and entertainment Milan Joksovic
Private client and trusts Milan Joksovic
Private client and trusts Petar Stojanovic
Privatisation Petar Stojanovic
Privatisation Milan Joksovic
Public procurement Petar Stojanovic
Public procurement Milan Joksovic
Real estate/construction Petar Stojanovic
Real estate/construction Milan Joksovic
Telecommunications and IT Petar Stojanovic
Telecommunications and IT Alex Petrovic
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Milan Joksovic photoMr Milan JoksovicFounder and senior partner, specialized in international commercial and company law, but…
Alex Petrovic photo Alex PetrovicSenior partner
Dragan Psodorov photoMr Dragan PsodorovSenior partner
Petar Stojanovic photoMr Petar StojanovicSenior partner
Srdjan Tolpa photoMr Srdjan TolpaPartner
Goran Vucic photoMr Goran VucicPartner
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