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Competition Tier 2
NKO Partners' practice is well known for its experience in complex Serbia-related competition issues. The practice's sector expertise covers real estate, technology, food, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, wholesale and retail. 'A true expert in all competition issues', Djuro Otasevic is competition head; Otasevic’s expertise encompasses representation before the Serbian Competition Commission, Administrative Court and the Supreme Court of Serbia, as well as compliance matters, merger clearances, individual exemptions and state aid. Andjela Mirkovic is an experienced senior associate.
Other key lawyers:
‘What I find great about them is that their advice is always timely and on point.‘
‘NKO did not shy away from digging deep, and really getting to know how both our company and our market operate. Their strengths are definitely extensive experience in the competition arena, sound advice, and quick turnarounds.‘
‘Djuro Otasevic has proven to be a true expert in all competition issues we have dealt with, including bid-rigging, resale price maintenance, exclusivity clauses, and a number of procedural questions.‘
‘Djuro Otasevic has made himself available on short notice on multiple occasions and has shown unparalleled commitment to us as a client. All in all, he is not only a dedicated professional but also a pleasure to work with.‘
‘Andjela Mirkovic is an up-and-coming senior associate who has always been there for us whenever we needed her. She is punctual, pleasant, and knowledgeable – I predict a bright future for her in this field.’
NKO Partners is well known for its sector specialists in real estate, mining, FMCG and retail. Djordje Nikolic and Djuro Otasevic co-head the corporate department. Nikolic is an M&A, corporate and commercial law, and real estate specialist, while Otasevic is active in major deals involving the mining, food and beverage, technology and telecoms sectors.
Djordje Nikolic; Djuro Otasevic
Other key lawyers:
Damjan Despotovic; Marina Nikolic; Milica Boskov
‘Our collaboration with NKO Partners has been successful for years, mainly due to their professionalism, quick turnarounds and extensive expertise.‘
‘Hands-on, very knowledgeable and always swift in answering and providing insight beyond simply answering the questions put to them.‘
‘Djuro Otasevic’s experience in this area is considerable; over the years he has demonstrated assertiveness and agility, both of which we truly appreciate.‘
‘Djuro Otasevic has made himself available on short notice on multiple occasions, and has shown unparalleled commitment to us as his client. ‘
‘Djuro Otasevic is a partner who understands where to focus his legal work, in order to give the client what the client needs to know and what is of particular value to the client, especially when the client is foreign and not familiar with how things work in Serbia.‘
Dispute resolution Tier 3
NKO Partners' team 'is appreciated for its quick turnarounds and extensive expertise'. 'Talented litigator' and dispute resolution head Danica Milic 'manages to deliver results under immense pressure'; Milic has expertise in commercial and labour disputes, as well as insolvencies. Also active in the department, Djordje Nikolic acts in significant corporate and real estate disputes.
Danica Milic; Djordje Nikolic
‘The team is appreciated for its professionalism, quick turnarounds and extensive expertise.‘
‘Danica Milic is a talented litigator who provides great advice on the procedural aspects of cases.‘
‘Danica Milica is a hardworking and responsive professional who manages to deliver results under immense pressure.‘
Metro Cash & Carry
Real estate and construction Tier 3
NKO Partners' 'team of lawyers comprises highly skilled professionals'. Team head Djordje Nikolic is highly experienced - he impresses with his exceptional client service, expertise and responsiveness'. His experience includes structuring real estate transactions for corporations; he also assists individual investors involved in developing or financing the construction of commercial, residential or industrial projects.
‘We are very satisfied with the service provided by NKO Partners. Its team of lawyers comprises highly skilled professionals who are committed to meeting the needs of clients.‘
‘They professionally and responsibly respond to all our requirements, and provide legal support for any issues we have.‘
‘They are friendly and professional, and they have good knowledge of the real estate market.‘
‘Djordje Nikolic is highly experienced – he impresses with his exceptional client service, expertise and responsiveness.‘
Cushman & Wakefield
Metro Cash & Carry
Lola Real Estate
NKO Partners > Firm Profile
NKO is one of the leading law firms providing the full scope of commercial law services in Serbia and Montenegro. NKO was founded in 2008 by lawyers with extensive experience in commercial law in the region who have led the largest and most complex M&A and privatization transactions since the economic and political transition began in the former Yugoslavia in 2001. NKO is dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to clients across all business sectors and industries, creating solutions that add value to clients’ businesses. The reputation of the firm has been validated by top rankings in the world’s leading directories of recommended law firms, such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
The firm’s clients are primarily high profile multinational companies operating in various industries, such as food and beverage, wholesale and retail, real estate developers, logistics, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy resources, media, telecommunications, insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, chemical industry, cement industry, the tobacco industry, IT companies, management consultancies, music industry, publishing, etc. We also represent large local companies and state-owned enterprises, medium and small-sized businesses, embassies, and non-governmental organizations.
Staff FiguresFee earners : 15-20
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Serbian Montenegrin Croatian Bosnian
MembershipsLegal Network International (LNI) IR Global (www.irglobal.com) Nextlaw Global Referral Network
NKO Partners Advises CTP on Acquisition of Land in Novi Sad in Regard to a Project of National Interest14th July 2021 NKO Partners has advised CTP on acquisition of land from the City of Novi Sad, intended for development on behalf of Nidec Corporation, a Japan-based leader in the global brushless DC motor market. The project is proclaimed to be of national interest to the Republic of Serbia by the Serbian Government.
19th March 2021 NKO Partners advised a logistics property market leader CTP on acquisition of 27.5 hectares of land close to Belgrade city center, intended for development of the largest logistics and technology facility in Serbia with over 130,000 sqm of leasable area.