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

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Projects and energy Tier 2

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s practice includes energy and natural resources and infrastructure projects, transactional matters, renewables, waste and wastewater management project financing, and disputes. Nenad Stankovic is 'always available' .

Banking and finance Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s Nenad Stankovic is highly regarded for banking and finance, including project finance, restructuring, and infrastructure and PPP projects.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) regularly advises on complex cross-border corporate M&A. Nenad Stankovic specialises in international business law; he advised a Finnish logistics sector client on the establishment of a local representative office in Serbia.

Competition Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'team of  skillful lawyers' recently acted for Brazil-based global pharmaceuticals company, EMS Pharma, on the merger clearance for its acquisition of Serbian pharmaceutical company, Galenika. Nenad Stankovic and of counsel Milos Androvic are the names to note.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s dispute resolution practice includes general commercial matters, employment claims, and real estate and insolvency disputes. Nenad Stankovic is the principal contact.

Employment Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)'s 'team is highly reliable and trustworthy'. Nenad Stankovic acts for Apatinska pivara, a member of global brewing company Molson Coors Group, on employment matters.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) assists with major portfolio management and IP protection strategies; the team also advises on cross-border data protection and advertising and marketing issues. Nenad Stankovic is the principal contact.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW) assists investors, developers, funders and occupiers with the acquisition and development of commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use real estate. Nenad Stankovic is the key contact.

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
Project financing
Dispute resolution/commercial litigation
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
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.