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

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

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ banking and finance practice is able to leverage the firm’s specialist regulatory, litigation and restructuring teams, and in addition to the group’s expertise in real estate, energy and infrastructure-related project finance, clients particularly benefit from the team’s ability to cover the entire CEE/SEE region. Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović consistently advises on complex banking and finance projects, restructurings and bankruptcy-related reorganisations, and Nataša Lalović-Marić has broad banking and finance experience that includes capital markets work. Katarina Stojaković is an experienced counsel.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Knowledge, quality of service and availability.

Key clients

Toyo Tire Corporation

Suez Groupe

I-Environment Investments

Beo Čista Energija

J P Morgan (UK)

Morgan Stanley UK

Western Union Corporate Legal Administrator

Erste Group Bank AG

Erste Serbia

NLB Slovenia

UniCredit Bank Srbija

North Channel Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisted a provider of investment funds with the regulatory analysis and novel structuring of viable alternative solutions for a master-feeder fund structure that would serve as a wrapper for an insurance product to be marketed in Serbia.
  • Advising several international private equity funds and investors on the indirect acquisition of shares in a Serbian bank, along with the associated regulatory requirements.
  • Advised a banking syndicate comprising Erste, Erste Serbia, Komercijalna banka and NLB (Slovenia) on a cross-border €70m facility extended to a Serbian borrower to finance the development of a shopping centre in Belgrade.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Fielding one of the largest corporate and M&A teams in the CEE/SEE region, Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ recent experience includes an increase in M&A deals involving IP and IT, as well as healthcare matters. The team is also active in mandates involving greenfield investments, while bank-related restructurings and acquisitions remain significant areas of strength. Co-heading the team are Miroslav Stojanović, who consistently handles major transactions, and Nataša Lalović-Marić, a specialist in advising international clients on various investments in Serbia. Andjelka Todorović is the counsel to note.

Testimonials

A service-minded team with great legal skills.

They are well aware of which issues concern international clients, so they superbly describe the local legal environment in light of such issues.

Highly professional, responsive, business minded, and a pleasure to work with.

The excellent and knowledgeable team distinguishes itself from many other law firms with which we cooperate due to its very professional approach to clients, excellent organisational skills, and experience in providing a wide range of legal services.

20 years of work on top M&A deals makes them a key player in the market.

The partners that stand out are Nataša Lalović-Marić and Miroslav Stojanović.

Nataša Lalović-Marić has a great overview of transactions and the key commercial drivers – she is always available and provides an excellent service.

Aleksandar Ristić is very meticulous.

Key clients

Glovoapp23

ALSO

Toyo Tire Corporation

Mizuho Bank

Europrojekt Duo

MRI Trading

Centogene

Yazaki Europe

Suez Groupe

I-Environment Investments

Beo Čista Energija

HTEC

Naftna industrija Srbije

Cineplex

Lexmark International Technology

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Glovoapp23 with the multi-jurisdictional €170m acquisition of the operations of Delivery Hero in Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advised Swiss-based ICT group ALSO on the acquisition of a Serbian IT provider with operations in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • Advising Japan-based Toyo Tire Corporation on its greenfield investment into Serbia, comprising the construction and operation of a factory for the production of tyres in the Republic of Serbia.

Serbia > Competition Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss has longstanding experience of advising on the competition law issues surrounding major transactions. Key areas of work include merger filings, leniency programmes and compliance matters. The team is also sought out to advise on restrictive agreements, market definitions, state aid and abuse of dominance issues, and recently assisted with the competition law aspects of distribution and franchise matters. Counsel Maja Stanković‘s experience includes significant merger control cases. In Vienna, Guenter Bauer heads the firm-wide competition practice.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Aveva Group

Schneider Electric

KKR

CPPIB

Mondelez International

Work highlights

  • Assisted a manufacturer of high-performance insulation with submitting a merger filing notification in Serbia for its acquisition of two local manufacturers.
  • Advises longstanding client Mondelez International on a range of competition law issues.
  • Assisted CPPIB with submitting a merger filing notification in Serbia for its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Axel Springer SE.

Serbia > Employment Tier 2

Major strengths for Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ employment practice are its extensive regional CEE and SEE coverage and longstanding experience in cross-border projects. The team’s client list comprises international companies from the retail energy, transport and manufacturing industries, among others. The broad practice of Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović covers employment law work, and senior associate Marijana Zejaković is a key member of the employment and data protection teams, with experience advising on hirings and dismissals, workforce restructurings and mass redundancies, employment-related data protection issues, and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

In-depth knowledge of the applicable legal and regulatory frameworks.

Very thorough advice with clear options set out.

Individuals who are responsive and helpful.

Communications are clear and thorough – they make you feel as though you are their only and most important client.

Key clients

Centogene

Astellas Pharma Europe

Logstore

KWS

KFW

Cineplexx International

Gilbarco Acis

Hutchinson

Naftna Industrija Srbije

DMG Mori

Toyo Tire Corporation

Peek & Cloppenburg

Work highlights

  • Advised Toyo Tire Corporation on its greenfield investment in Serbia, which included drafting the management agreement and assisting with complex immigration and secondment issues.
  • Assisted an online mail order retailer with numerous employment-related matters, such as fixed-term employment contracts, disability quota requirements and engaging interns, among others.
  • Assisted a producer of diesel and alternative fuel engines and generators (and related components and technology) with producing a report on an employer’s diversity compliance requirements in Serbia.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ ‘solid IP practice‘ also encompasses related competition, commercial, litigation and regulatory matters. Clients particularly appreciate the group’s ability to provide trade mark advice throughout the CEE/SEE region, as well as internationally. Other areas of focus include patent filings, along with high-end copyright work. Notable sector experience for the team ranges from IT, pharmaceuticals and energy, to retail and consumer electronics. Nataša Lalović-Marić has over 20 years’ experience in IP matters. Senior associate Marijana Zejaković is the office’s key contact for data protection cases.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

I have only words of gratitude for this firm – always cooperative, professional and willing to give their expert opinion on subject matters.

They provided the pros and cons on every subject, while also focusing on the bigger picture.

Regarding billing, it is precise and exact, so that we always know the exact budget for tasks.

It is a real pleasure to work with such a professional team.

Fast in their responses and highly organised.

Solid IP practice.

Always resolves matters within the given deadlines.

‘The team stand out for their commitment, expertise and accuracy in their responses.

Key clients

Glovoapp23

Quehenberger Logistics

Maple Bear

Naftna Industrija Srbije

Educational Testing Service

Crocs

Peek & Cloppenburg

IdHAIR Company

HTEC

Bridgestone Europe (Italian Branch Sales Division)

Work highlights

  • Advised Glovo, a delivery platform that connects users with couriers, on the IP due diligence for the acquisition of the Donesi delivery brand in Serbia.
  • Advised a technology consulting and development company headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Serbia on the acquisition of both a major IT player and its software.
  • Advised a technology company on the acquisition of IP rights.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Highly experienced in significant PPP projects and concessions, Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ practice is able to leverage the firm’s widely respected banking and finance and regulatory experts. Qualified to practise law in both Austria and Serbia, Miroslav Stojanović‘s specialist areas include PPP projects, along with energy and infrastructure matters. In recent project development work, Nataša Lalović-Marić led the advice to Japanese company Toyo Tires on its greenfield investment in Serbia. In September 2021, Andjelka Todorović was promoted to partner, ‘which is testament to her abilities‘.

Testimonials

User friendly and responsive, with both good knowledge of the law and an ability to translate it into practical client-facing advice.

Anđelka Todorović is a real star. She has just been made up to partner at a young age, which is testament to her abilities. She is already the go-to lawyer in the Belgrade team for projects and public procurement work.

In addition to Anđelka Todorović’s deep command of her core areas of expertise, she is extremely hardworking, responsive, personable and a pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Suez Groupe

I-Environment Investments

Beo Čista Energija

Naftna industrija Srbije

Toyo Tire Corporation

Elpedison Power Generation

Erste Group Bank

UniCredit Bank Srbija

Erste Banka

Komercijalna banka

NLB

Work highlights

  • Advising Suez Groupe SAS, I-Environment Investments and project company Beo Čista Energija on a €300m waste-to-energy project that involves a 25-year PPP contract.
  • Advising Japan-based Toyo Tires on its high-value greenfield investment into Serbia, consisting of the construction and operation of a factory for the production of tyres.
  • Advising Naftna industrija Srbije on various energy and renewable energy-related regulatory issues.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘s property department is headed by Belgrade managing partner Miroslav Stojanović, who is qualified in both Serbian and Austrian law. Consistently involved in sizeable projects, the team advises clients from the earliest phases of project development through to the financing, planning and construction stages. It also assists with the leasing and selling of real estate, as well as real estate and construction-related disputes. With 25 years’ experience, counsel Vidak Kovačević‘s track record includes major real estate transactions in Serbia.

Testimonials

They apply a personal touch to each topic.

Fast reactions with clear answers.

Very open-minded approach.

Vidak Kovačević and Marko Tešanović are careful listeners, who provide deep analyses.

Key clients

Toyo Tire Corporation

Suez Groupe

I-Environment Investments

Beo Čista Energija

Erste Group Bank

UniCredit Bank Srbija

Erste Banka

Komercijalna banka

NLB

Immorent Singidunum

Work highlights

  • Acting as Serbian legal adviser to a consortium of French utility company Suez and Japanese corporation Itochu, and their SPV in Serbia, Beo Cista Energija, as the sponsor on a landmark project involving the construction and operation of an energy-from-waste facility.
  • Advising Toyo Tire Corporation on its high-value greenfield investment into Serbia, comprising the construction and operation of a factory for the production of tyres in the Republic of Serbia.
  • Advising Immorent on the development of a class A office building complex.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The recent experience of Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss‘ sizeable disputes team includes corporate investigation cases. Commercial disputes, including IP infringements and matters concerning Swiss franc-indexed housing loans, are also key areas of work. Nataša Lalović-Marić‘s dispute resolution specialisms cover shareholder disputes, insolvency litigation, damages claims and Swiss franc-related matters. Office managing partner Miroslav Stojanović regularly sits as an arbitrator, while Aleksandar Ristić was promoted to counsel in November 2021.

Key clients

UniCredit bank Srbija

Export Credit Insurance Organization

Quehenberger Logistics

OMV Srbija

S Leasing

Balfin Finance Investment Group

Establishment Labs Holding

Work highlights

  • Representing UniCredit Rent doo Beograd (now Alpha Rent doo Beograd) before the Administrative Court in a high-profile tax dispute.
  • Acted for UniCredit bank Srbija in successfully resolving three outstanding proceedings.
  • Assisted S Leasing with analysing the prospects of certain cases, appearing before the courts, and drafting court submissions.

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 340 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, 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 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. The Belgrade office has a team of 16 lawyers.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Katarina Stojakovićkatarina.stojakovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Competition/antitrust Miroslav Stojanovićmiroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Corporate/M&A Miroslav Stojanovićmiroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Corporate/M&A Nataša Lalović Marićnatasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Dispute resolution Nataša Lalović Marićnatasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Dispute resolution Aleksandar Ristićaleksandar.ristic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Employment Marijana Zejakovićmarijana.zejakovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Energy and infrastructure Andjelka Todorovićandjelka.todorovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Intellectual property Nataša Lalović Marićnatasa.lalovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Real estate Vidak Kovačevićvidak.kovacevic@wolftehiss.com+381 3302 900
Regulatory and procurement Andjelka Todorovićandjelka.todorovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
Tax Miroslav Stojanovićmiroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com+381 3302 900
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Vidak Kovačević photoMr Vidak KovačevićCounsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Nataša Lalović-Marić photoMs Nataša Lalović-MarićIndependent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss since 2002.
Aleksandar Ristić photoMr Aleksandar RistićCounsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Maja Stanković photoMs Maja StankovićCounsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Katarina Stojaković photoMs Katarina StojakovićCounsel (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Miroslav Stojanović photoMag Miroslav StojanovićIndependent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Marko Tešanović photoMr Marko TešanovićSenior Associate (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Andjelka Todorović photoMs Andjelka TodorovićPartner (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Marijana Zejaković photoMs Marijana ZejakovićSenior Associate (in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 16
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French
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Foreign Investors Council
AMCHAM
Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
La Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie France Serbie (CCIFS)
Contacts : Miroslav Stojanovic
Contacts : Nataša Lalovic Maric
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sarajevo
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tirana
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb

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 22% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 53% 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 Best National Firm – Work-Life Balance, 2021, Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm, 2020 and Best national firm mentorship programme, 2020 and to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 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.