Firm Profile > Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) > Belgrade, Serbia

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)
NJEGOSEVA 19/II
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) is 'a great firm for clients looking for combined Serbian law and international arbitration experience'. The practice consistently handles significant general commercial matters and insurance claims, along with employment and insolvency disputes. 'Obviously a leader in the field', Nenad Stankovic 'has a strong track record and reputation for dispute resolution'; of counsel Andrej Savin's practice includes international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution; and attorney at law Sara Pendjer is 'a very experienced disputes lawyer'.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic; Sara Pendjer

Other key lawyers:

Andrej Savin; Luka Marosiuk

Testimonials

Stankovic & Partners’ team has a unique client-orientated approach, and its in-depth knowledge in law is combined with an understanding of the local environment, specific legal development trends, and detailed knowledge of case law.

A great firm for clients looking for combined Serbian law and international arbitration experience.

Stankovic & Partners team is very professional, client oriented and dedicated to providing the best service.

Nenad Stankovic is a particularly skilled lawyer, with exceptional knowledge of Serbian law, as well as investment treaties and practice.

Nenad Stankovic is obviously a leader in the field and has a strong track record and reputation for dispute resolution.

Nenad Stankovic has a truly impressive range of legal knowledge, as well as a strategic approach that hones in on the key issues.

We are very satisfied with the advice and actions delivered by Nenad Stankovic and attorney at law Sara Pendjer in relation to our company’s disputes. I like their approach to issues, as well as their creativity and knowledge.

Sara Pendjer is quickly building a strong reputation in this area and is a very experienced disputes lawyer.

Key clients

Rand Investment, Canada

Proinvestments

Apatinska Pivara doo, part Of Molson Coors Group

Unicredit Turnaround Management (Member of Unicredit group)

Tigar AD

Crveni signal

Agromil

Kolosej group

Brikel EAD

Kimberly group

Beauvallon

Banking and finance Tier 3

Banking and finance is a core area for Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW), which 'always meets deadlines'. The team acts for financial institutions and borrowers on cross-border financings, as well as restructurings and insolvency matters. Nenad Stankovic's banking and finance expertise covers project finance, restructuring and insolvency, and real estate, infrastructure and PPP projects.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Kovacevic

Testimonials

Clients are left feeling very good about this firm.

Competent and precise answers that are very professional, with a team that always meets deadlines.

Key clients

Banjalucka pivara JSC (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Edelweiss Balance AG

Edelveys Holdings BV

Beauvallon Europe S.A., SPF

Brif Tres doo Beograd

Brif-TC doo, Beograd

Teddy S.p.A.

British American Tobacco

Titantex SRL Unipersonale

Siemens

Apatinska pivara

Aelius SARL Luxembourg, affiliate of EMS SA

Galenika, affiliate of EMS SA

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Monster Energy

Serbian Innovation Fund

Heta Asset Resolution AG

Celanova (group of companies)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

'Great for its ability to understand clients' needs immediately', Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) regularly advises on complex, cross-border corporate M&A deals that involve global corporations and banks. Nenad Stankovic advises major clients on complex and high-profile transactions in Serbia, while Rados Lolo Kastratovic is an expert in significant privatisations and real estate transactions in Montenegro.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Rados Lolo Kastratovic; Sara Pendjer; Tijana Kovacevic;

Testimonials

A small team, but fully engaged on any task it is given.

Great for its ability to understand clients’ needs immediately and to offer  solutions to problems, even on short notice.’

A team that shows great intelligence, humility, simplicity of presentation, and the ability to meet clients’ needs.

The team is immensely helpful and professional.

Nenad Stankovic displayed high-level negotiation skills, which helped us during complicated matters.

Nenad Stankovic is incomparable.

Key clients

Banjalucka pivara JSC (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Sherwin-Williams

British American Tobacco

Sitel DOEL

Titantex SRL Unipersonale

Teddy S.p.A.

Edelweiss Balance AG

Beauvallon Europe S.A., SPF

Brif Tres doo Beograd

Brif-TC doo, Beograd

INsig2

Aelius SARL Luxembourg, affiliate of EMS SA

Apatinska pivara, member of Molson Coors Group

Monster Energy

Scania Leasing

Competition Tier 3

The broad practice of Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s senior partner Nenad Stankovic includes merger clearances, as well as cartel and abusive behaviour cases. At counsel level, Milos Androvic's expertise covers abuse of dominance claims, restrictive agreements, merger control work and corporate compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Milos Androvic; Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Mitar Simonovic

Key clients

Apatinska pivara Apatin (Molson Coors)

AD Imlek

GlaxoSmithKline Export Ltd. UK

Public utilities company Elektroprivreda Srbije (JP EPS)

Monster Energy

Novartis, Switzerland

Novo Nordisk

Raiffeisen Bank Belgrade

Sport Vision

Sport Time

Employment Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'excellent, problem-solving team' covers major restructuring and redundancy exercises, along with significant employment disputes, document reviews, and day-to-day issues. Its experience extends to union negotiations, health and safety issues, employee data protection, immigration, insurance and pensions. Nenad Stankovic advises on employment contracts, foreign employees, and restructuring and redundancies.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic 

Other key lawyers:

Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic

Testimonials

An excellent, problem-solving team.

Nenad Stankovic is surely one of the best lawyers in Serbia; he always delivers the best possible advice and solutions.

Key clients

Apatinska pivara

Monster Energy

Takeda GmbH

CCBill

Teddy S.p.A.

Sherwin-Williams

Dominion Voting

Garbino doo Beograd

Proleter AD Fabrika carapa, Ivanjica

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Lanos (Montenegro)

Zefiro doo Beograd

Intellectual property Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'team is knowledgeable and provides excellent insights and options'. It assists domestic and international clients with managing major IP portfolios, IP protection strategies, cross-border data protection, and advertising and marketing issues. The team comprises highly regarded name partner Nenad Stankovic, along with associates Tijana Kovacevic and Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic 

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Kovacevic; Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic

Testimonials

The team is knowledgeable, and provides excellent insights and options.

The advisers are available when necessary and swift in their work.

Responsive and willing to adapt to clients’ needs; they are also firm when explaining the limitations and risks involved.

Key clients

Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Individual researcher from Faculty of Science Novi Sad

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Apatinska pivara, member of Molson Coors group

Sberbank

Monster Energy Company

Celanova Capital

Trebjesa Montenegro

Nevena & AllMe Cosmetics

CCBill

Banjalucka pivara LLC (Serbia)

Projects and energy Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) acts for multinationals, domestic companies and public sector organisations on a range of matters, including project development, procurement, corporate transactions and project financing. The broad practice of Nenad Stankovic includes energy and infrastructure developments, project finance and corporate transactions, and he has notable mining and minerals sector experience.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Sara Pendjer; Tijana Kovacevic; Mitar Simonovic

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Real estate and infrastructure projects are a core area for Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW). The practice advises on large corporate real estate transactions in the regional market; portfolio management for international investors; and high-profile projects and project financing. It also has a strong regulatory practice. Nenad Stankovic acts on both Serbia and Montenegro-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Stankovic

Other key lawyers:

Mitar Simonovic

Testimonials

They are much more flexible and co-operative than other law offices.

A humble, reasonable and protective practice.

Key clients

GOPA, Germany (member of GOPA Consulting Group)

UCTAM, Serbia (member of UniCredit group)

Crveni signal

The firm: Established in 2010 by the attorney Nenad Stankovic, Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) is a full-service firm located in Belgrade, Serbia, with a team of experts who advise multinational corporations and Serbian and Montenegrin companies, often acting in co-operation with well known international law firms.

Most of the firm’s lawyers have previously held senior positions at highly respected international and national firms. They also often speak at major international conferences, and contribute to leading national and international publications.

Stankovic & Partners is now well established as one of the leading commercial firms in the Serbian market, providing advice on banking and finance, corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, commercial and regulatory, competition/antitrust, real estate, dispute resolution, privatisation, public procurement, intellectual property, capital markets, energy, mining and infrastructure, employment, tax, telecoms and technology.

The firm’s clients include many leading global corporations as well as some of the largest Serbian and Montenegrin companies and financial services firms, entrepreneurs and national local government institutions.

The firm has received a number of national and international accolades, including recommendations by Chambers & Partners’ Europe and Global Guides, The Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR.

The firm’s international links include membership of Nextlaw Global Referral Network, the largest legal referral network in the world, and the Legal Network Alliance, a carefully selected global alliance of independent law firms.

The firm’s lawyers have worked with the respected international legal publications Getting the Deal Through since 2012, preparing its annual M&A overview for the Republic of Serbia.

Stankovic & Partners acts for clients carrying out business in Montenegro in co-operation with Kastravoic Law Office in Podgorica.

Areas of practice: At Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) banking and finance is a core area of practice. The firm has considerable experience of acting for major international and domestic financial institutions, as agents, senior lenders or syndicate members, as well as for borrowers from a variety of sectors, on a range of financing transactions. These include corporate and investment grade lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance and leasing, real estate development finance and cross-border intercompany loans.

In addition, with their acclaimed knowledge of the Serbian energy market, the team boasts award-winning expertise in project finance, as well as an impressive track record of success in big-ticket debt restructuring and reorganisation. On the borrower side, the firm assists clients with the financing of acquisitions and mergers, loans for funding new equipment or working capital, and a host of other projects. In addition, Stankovic & Partners offers a wealth of expertise in financial regulatory issues, while their experienced dispute resolution team has notable skill in resolving problems and enforcing security.

The office has developed in-depth expertise in all aspects of Serbian, Montenegrin and Bosnian competition and antitrust law. The firm advises clients from a wide range of sectors on obtaining merger clearance, handling complex processes from start to finish. They also advise their international clients on distribution and franchising networks, conducting antitrust audits and ensuring that their commercial practices remain compliant with local law. State aid and public procurement also form significant elements of Stankovic & Partners’ practice, and the firm has considerable experience providing training to key business personnel on all aspects of competition regulation and practices.

When contentious issues arise, including cartel allegations and follow-on claims, the competition group works closely with the firm’s large and highly regarded dispute resolution team to represent clients before the competition authorities and courts of Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The firm enjoys a particularly fast-growing reputation in the intellectual property arena, where their sizeable dedicated IP and data protection team supports domestic and international clients on everything from intensive portfolio management and IP prosecution and protection strategies, to advice on exploiting image rights and IP due diligence in the context of some of the region’s largest M&A transactions and financings. The group is also widely admired for its expertise in data protection and privacy matters, where they assist a number of well-known international clients with data project and cross-border data transfer, and on advertising and marketing, having, for example, prepared the sponsorship agreements relating to the two biggest music festivals in Serbia as well as the Serbian Premier League and the national football team.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets
Competition/antitrust
Corporate/commercial
Project financing
Dispute resolution/commercial litigation
Employment
Energy, infrastructure and PPP
IT and data protection
Mergers and acquisitions
Real estate and construction
Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
Restructuring and insolvency
Number of lawyers : 10
English
Serbian
Legal Netlink Alliance
Nextlaw Global Referral Network
Other offices : Podgorica

Upcoming international events organized by NSTLAW on arbitration procedure

On April 25, 2017, American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and Law office Stankovic and Partners organize a Briefing Session on Data Protection in Arbitration Cases. This event is intended for all the peers interested in finding our more about the challenges with document discovery in arbitration procedure, from the standpoint of data protection issues, local laws and regulations, including international practice. Also, this opportunity will be used to explain data protection during discovery process, including the best international practices. Special emphasis will be placed on the framework of Article 48 of the new EU law (applicable as of May 2018), as well as other relevant issues. The speakers will be Andrej Savin, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Philip Punwar, Partner at Baker Botts LLP, expert in international arbitration, and Nenad Stankovic, Attorney at Law, Stankovic and Partners.