Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss > Belgrade, Serbia > Firm Profile

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
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BULEVAR MIHAJLA PUPINA 6
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

With the majority of its work being cross-border, Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss covers the entire CEE/SEE region. Regularly working alongside the firm’s regulatory, litigation and restructuring colleagues, the banking and finance department has strong project finance credentials. Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović is qualified to practise in both Austria and Serbia, while Nataša Lalović-Marić advises on project finance, capital markets, financial disputes, insolvency, restructuring and corporate finance matters. Counsel Katarina Stojakovićalways delivers clear advice‘, while senior associate Marko Tešanović assists with real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović; Nataša Lalović Marić

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This great team’s support and legal assistance were smooth and should be singled out for praise.’

‘Consistent quality of work that is well laid out, structured and comprehensible, especially considering the global pandemic and post-Covid situation.’

‘Its responsiveness and availability are of top-notch effectiveness and the team is at the side of clients to advise them how to be front-runners on ESG issues.’

‘Clients really appreciate the practical and detail-oriented approach to every single issue that emerges.’

‘They skilfully navigate work in order to satisfy clients, and are quick to analyse legal problems and provide solutions in a timely manner.’

‘Counsel Katarina Stojaković has impressive knowledge of domestic laws and a good understanding of the industry. Also, her ability to comprehend the business environment in Serbia, as well as the client’s needs, is exceptional.’

‘Katarina Stojaković’s can-do approach often helped find good solutions for occurring issues. Katarina is a highly professional, reliable and pragmatic B&F specialist – always delivers clear advice, which is of great importance on complex projects with tight deadlines. At the same time, Katarina is excellent at developing a friendly working relationship.’

Key clients

A&M Capital Advisors Europe

N1 GAMES RS DOO Beograd

Erste Group Bank

UniCredit Bank Srbija

Erste Banka ad Novi Sad

Komercijalna banka ad Beograd

NLB dd Slovenia

UniCredit

Unicredit Serbia jsc

Suez Groupe

Marguerite Fund

I-Environment Investment

Beo Cista Energija doo

Toyo Tire Corporation

ALSO Doo Novi Sad

Western Union Corporate Legal Administrator

Work highlights

  • Advising A&M Capital Advisors Europe on the €180m acquisition of the Pet Network retail group (in the region and in Serbia), and on Pet Network Serbia’s accession to a senior facilities agreement (as additional guarantor).
  • Advising a multinational bank syndicate (comprising Erste Group Bank, UniCredit Bank Srbija and Erste Banka ad Novi Sad) on a transaction that included €65m loans for the refinancing of NBGP Properties doo’s debt.
  • Advising a syndicate of banks (Erste AG, Erste Serbia, Komercijalna banka ad Beograd and NLB dd Slovenia) on a €70m cross-border facility for the development of a shopping centre in Belgrade.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Recent particularly active areas for Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ ‘very thorough‘ team include IP, IT and healthcare sector-related M&A deals. Several such transactions involved greenfield investments (including those supported by state subsidies). Bank-related restructurings and acquisitions are also key areas for the practice. The group is jointly led by transactions specialist Miroslav StojanovićNataša Lalović-Marić, whose track record includes advising international clients on their Serbia-related investments; and recently-promoted partner Andjelka Todorović. Counsel Aleksandar Ristić‘s practice includes the corporate structuring of international clients’ local operations.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović; Nataša Lalović Marić; Anđelka Todorović

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandar Ristić; Marijana Zejaković; Marko Tešanović; Jovan Mićović

Testimonials

‘Incredibly helpful, very friendly, always available, and very thorough.’

‘Nothing is too much trouble and there is always an offer of further assistance.’

‘The team operates seamlessly and maintains a consistent point of contact.’

Key clients

RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria

TaskUs

Virtuozzo International

AHV International

FINcredible

Super Group (SGHC)

Peek & Cloppenburg doo

Mondelez International

Integral Insurance Broker

ALSO Serbia doo

DSM Nutritional Products

Toyo Tire Corporation

MRI Trading

Centogene

Yazaki Europe

GEZE

Cineplexx

Work highlights

  • Advised Raiffeisen Ware Austria on the acquisition of animal feed company Patent Co.
  • Advised Mondelez International on acquiring Chipita’s business, as well as its post-closing integration into the MDLZ corporate structure and business operations.
  • Advised Centogene on the incorporation, corporate governance and funding of its subsidiary in Serbia.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The Belgrade dispute resolution team at Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss comprises a deep bench of specialists, whose recent track record includes corporate investigations, commercial and financial disputes, insolvencies, and the infringement of intellectual and industrial property rights. Nataša Lalović-Marić is experienced in heavyweight commercial disputes, while Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović is an arbitrator at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce’s Permanent Court of Arbitration. At counsel level, Vidak Kovačević regularly acts in real estate disputes, and the experience of Aleksandar Ristić covers major commercial litigation and insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović; Nataša Lalović Marić

Key clients

Cornelia Property & Investment Aps

Östu-Stettin Izgradnja doo Beograd

UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent doo Beograd)

ALSO Serbia doo

Yazaki Srbija doo

UniCredit bank Srbija ad

Work highlights

  • Represented UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent doo Beograd) before the Administrative Court, in a high-profile tax dispute against Serbia’s Ministry of Finance.
  • Assisted Cornelia Property & Investment Aps with the instigation of criminal proceedings against persons involved in infringement of its IP rights and domains.
  • Successfully resolved two outstanding proceedings in favour of UniCredit bank Srbija, and contributed to the collection of part of its overall claim through participation in the insolvency proceedings of debtors.

Serbia > Employment Tier 2

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.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović

Other key lawyers:

Marijana Zejaković; Miloš Rubežić; Aleksandar Jezdimirović

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Foursquare Labs

Trend Micro Incorporated

TaskUs Inc

Centogene

Toyo Tire Corporation

Fortive

Gilbarco Acis

KFW

Peek & Cloppenburg

DMG Mori

Cooper Tire Serbia

ALSO Platform Development doo Beograd

Beo Čista Energija doo

Work highlights

  • 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.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ IP department leverages the firm’s competition, commercial, litigation and regulatory expertise. It is particularly active in international trade mark protection work, including cross-border litigation. Nataša Lalović-Marić‘s broad experience includes significant IP matters, including recent IP rights infringements. Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanovic‘s practice includes IP and data protection work, while senior associate Marijana Zejaković is a data protection specialist.

Practice head(s):

Nataša Lalović Marić; Miroslav Stojanović

Other key lawyers:

Marijana Zejaković; Tatjana Radivojević; Vjera Vlahović

Key clients

Wizard Commerce

Cornelia Property & Investment Aps

Immorent Singidunum

ZF Friedrichshafen

Glovoapp23

Comercializadora Eloro

Maple Bear

Peek & Cloppenburg

Work highlights

  • Provided an analysis (for a developer of machine learning-based tools) on the validity of the assignment and transfer of IP rights from Serbian authors and subsequent acquirers.
  • Advised a global distributor and marketer of  horticultural produce on the licensing of plant varieties to producers in Serbia.
  • Advises Peek & Cloppenburg on an on-going basis, in relation to various IP matters.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss has a particularly strong name for its advice on major PPP projects, as well as concessions. Clients also benefit from the firm’s banking and finance specialisms, along with its regulatory expertise. The track record of Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović includes several high-profile projects, while Nataša Lalović-Marić‘s broad practice includes significant project development work. Promoted to partner in late 2021, Andjelka Todorović specialises in energy and infrastructure project finance, while senior associate Marko Tešanović advises on real estate development project financing.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović; Anđelka Todorović; Nataša Lalović Marić

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems

European Commission

Electron Holding Zrt

Enerjisa Üretim Santralleri

UniCredit

Erste Group Bank

Suez Groupe

Marguerite Fund

I-Environment Investment

Beo Cista Energija doo

UniCredit Bank Srbija

Erste Bank ad Novi Sad

Work highlights

  • Advising Suez Groupe, Marguerite Fund, I-Environment Investment and Beo Cista Energija on a large-value waste-to-energy project.
  • Assisted the Greek Sunlight group with its acquisition of Italy’s PBM, a battery manufacturer.
  • Advises Enerjisa, a Turkish-based multi-utility, trading and energy company, on trading activities in the CEE/SEE region.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘s Belgrade practice is experienced in handling large-scale, cross-border deals. The team covers sales and purchases, planning, zoning, design, construction and developments. It also fields specialists in leases, asset management, finance, litigation and tax. Austrian and Serbian law-qualified Belgrade office managing partner Miroslav Stojanović regularly acts on high-stakes transactions; and experienced counsel Vidak Kovačević advises international and local clients on significant real estate deals in Serbia. Fellow counsel Aleksandar Ristić and experienced senior associate Marko Tešanović are also active team members.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Stojanović, Vidak Kovačević

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandar Ristić; Marko Tešanović; Tatjana Radivojević

Testimonials

‘Precise opinions and practical solutions.’

‘Miroslav Stojanović – fast feedback, and sound knowledge of real estate law combined with excellent market knowledge.’

Key clients

Toyo Tire Corporation

Suez Groupe

Marguerite Fund

I-Environment Investment

Beo Cista Energija doo

Erste Group Bank

UniCredit Bank Srbija

Erste Banka Novi Sad

Komercijalna banka ad Beograd

NLB dd Slovenia

Immorent Singidunum doo

UniCredit (Milan)

Unicredit Serbia jsc

Vig Real Estate doo Belgrade

C&A Mode Gesellschaft

Work highlights

  • Advised Toyo Tire Corporation on its €382m greenfield investment into Serbia, which involved the construction and operation of a factory for the production of tyres.
  • Advised the consortium of Suez Groupe SAS, I-Environment Investments and Marguerite Fund on a €330m project involving the construction and operation of an energy-from-waste facility.
  • Advised multinational bank syndicate Erste Group Bank, UniCredit Bank Srbija, and Erste Banka ad Novi Sad on the planned refinancing of the Ušće Shopping Center and the development financing for the Ušće Office Tower 2.

Serbia > Competition Tier 3

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss has longstanding experience in merger filings, leniency programmes, restrictive agreements, and dominance issues. The practice is also experienced in local and EU state-aid matters. The competition practitioners in Belgrade are associates Jovan Mićović, Katarina Ranđelović and Aleksandar Jezdimirović, while the firm-wide competition and antitrust team is headed up by Vienna-based, Guenter Bauer. In early 2022, former counsel Maja Stanković left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Guenter Bauer

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria

KKR & Co

DTEK

DTEK Academy

DTEK Renewables

DTEK Grids

Mondelez International

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG with the multi-jurisdictional acquisition of the operations of Patent Co in Serbia (as well as its worldwide presence), which included parallel competition law filings in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro.
  • Acted for KKR & Co on its acquisition of majority stakes and control in several companies from different industry sectors, which included submission of the notification to the Serbian Commission for the Protection of Competition.
  • Continuously advising longstanding client Mondelez International on a range of competition law issues.

The firm: Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic and its attorneys work in co-operation with the Wolf Theiss network of offices. Managing partner Miroslav Stojanovic is an Austrian trained lawyer and is admitted as a member of both the Serbian and Austrian Bar. Partner Nataša Lalovic Maric is a recognised Serbian lawyer with many years of experience working in the region.

Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 390 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices* in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

This presence on the ground is one of the firm’s key strengths. It works in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local knowledge and experience. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility.

Apart from its local offices in 13 CEE/SEE countries, Wolf Theiss also offers extensive regional experience in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

*Due to regulatory frameworks within which Wolf Theiss’ lawyers must operate in the various countries of the firm’s network, its ‘presence’ is always structured so as to be in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.

Areas of practice: Wolf Theiss’ full range of services covers financial services, competition and antitrust, compliance and investigations, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment law, energy and infrastructure, intellectual property and information technology, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, real estate and construction, regulatory and procurement, and tax. The firm’s dedicated practice teams provide in-depth specialist knowledge in their respective areas and collaborate closely to provide clients with seamless advice.

Serbia: The dedicated lawyers of Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic specialise in various aspects of complex cross-border business transactions – particularly general corporate law, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, energy & infrastructure and real estate – whilst benefiting from the valuable know-how and experience of the legal experts that are part of the Wolf Theiss multinational network. In challenging times for global markets, fresh thinking is required as the markets adjust to changing economic, political and regulatory conditions. In line with new development trends, we’ve been increasingly active in the IP/IT sector and healthcare/life science industry. The quality of our service is our highest priority. In addition to core legal services, we aim to become our clients’ business partner by offering smart solutions in key areas of innovation and technology. Moreover, effective communication is a cornerstone of our approach to the assurance of client service The Belgrade office has a team of 18 lawyers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Katarina Stojaković katarina.stojakovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Competition/antitrust Miroslav Stojanović miroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Corporate/M&A Miroslav Stojanović miroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Corporate/M&A Nataša Lalović Marić natasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Dispute resolution Nataša Lalović Marić natasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Dispute resolution Aleksandar Ristić aleksandar.ristic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Employment Marijana Zejaković marijana.zejakovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Energy and infrastructure Andjelka Todorović andjelka.todorovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Intellectual property Nataša Lalović Marić natasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Real estate Vidak Kovačević vidak.kovacevic@wolftehiss.com +381 3302 900
Regulatory and procurement Andjelka Todorović andjelka.todorovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Tax Miroslav Stojanović miroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com +381 3302 900
Photo Name Position Profile
Vidak Kovačević photo Mr Vidak Kovačević Counsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Nataša Lalović Marić photo Ms Nataša Lalović Marić Independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss since 2002.
Jovan Mićović photo Mr Jovan Mićović Senior Associate (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss).
Milan Novakov photo Mr Milan Novakov Senior Associate (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss).
Katarina Randjelović photo Ms Katarina Randjelović Senior Associate (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss).
Aleksandar Ristić photo Mr Aleksandar Ristić Partner (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Katarina Stojaković photo Ms Katarina Stojaković Counsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Miroslav Stojanović photo Mag Miroslav Stojanović Independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Marko Tešanović photo Mr Marko Tešanović Counsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Andjelka Todorović photo Ms Andjelka Todorović Partner (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Marijana Zejaković photo Ms Marijana Zejaković Counsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Number of lawyers : 390
at this office : 18
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Other offices : Bratislava
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At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics.

For us, uniting people and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation.

Our leadership team is comprised of 35% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 48% of our senior lawyers are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy. Innovation initiatives at our firm are driven by female talent. We also encourage our lawyers to spend part of their daily work on firm-wide non-billable initiatives.

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been awarded the Best in Central Europe Award at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2023 and to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Wolf Theiss we believe that success is a two-way street. Our financial success depends in large part on our doing quality work for our clients, so they come back to us and recommend us to others. But our success also depends on the support of the local communities where we live and work. They provide us with a great deal of input and impulses, including the talented lawyers and assistants who make it possible for us to do what we do. We all think it is essential that we give something back to the community.

One way to show our commitment to the community is by providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients who need legal help, but are unable to pay for our services. Our pro bono work is directed at clients whom we consider to be very deserving or who face legal issues that we believe are especially important to our communities or to society as a whole.