Firm Profile > JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic > Belgrade, Serbia

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic
6 VLADIMIRA POPOVICA STREET
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic’s corporate and M&A department is active in key industry sectors, including energy, telecoms, financial services, infrastructure projects, mining and medical devices. At senior partner level, corporate and M&A specialist Nenad Popovic is corporate head, and Jelena Gazivoda is mining and energy group leader. The strong second line of partners showcases Jelena Stanković Lukić, who specialises in M&A, joint ventures, corporate law, and regulatory and licensing law; and corporate, tax, M&A and energy expert Nikola Đorđević. Bojana Javorić is an experienced senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Nenad Popović; Jelena Gazivoda

Other key lawyers:

Nikola Đorđević; Bojana Javorić

Testimonials

The members of the team are very experienced, reliable and commercially oriented – they do an excellent job.

They have extensive know-how and are fully specialised. We always receive analyses that are understandable and implementable.’

JPM is precise and delivers its advice in a timely manner. We are completely satisfied with the quality of service provided by the attorneys.

We value their professionalism and the high quality of their work.

JPM has  an impeccable reputation and provides a 360-degree legal service.’

Jelena Gazivoda is an exceptional lawyer – one of the best, if not the best lawyer in Serbia. Her expertise is diverse, ranging from corporate and M&A, energy and infrastructure, and PPP matters. Her style is very systematic and detail-oriented. Jelena is a true leader and a perfect person to work with. 

Jelena Gazivoda has enormous expertise and the ability to provide an in-depth analysis of complex matters immediately.

Nikola Đorđević is capable of incorporating legal analysis findings into a comprehensive legal strategy.

Key clients

MTU Aero Engines AG

Gastrans d.o.o., Novi Sad

Rolls Royce & Partners Finance

Panasonic Corporation

Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s.

Adventura Holding d.d., Slovenia

Decathlon

Cerved Credit Management Group

China Shandong International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group, part of Shandong Hi-Speed Group

JP Srbijagas

Transportgas Srbija d.o.o.

Victoria Group

Competition Tier 1

'Comprising distinguished lawyers who specialise in different areas of law', JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic consistently acts for high-end clients in a range of matters before the competition authorities. In recent highlights, the team advised insurance group Assicurazioni Generali on the merger control procedure surrounding the acquisition of Seguradoras Unidas and Calm Eagle Portugal. Nikola Poznanović, 'who always gives valuable advice to clients', advises on a variety of antitrust and merger control matters. At senior associate level, Bojana Javorić plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Poznanović

Other key lawyers:

Bojana Javoric; Katarina Randjelović

Testimonials

The practice comprises distinguished lawyers who specialise in different areas of law.

They continuously improve their knowledge and analyse all issues completely.

They try to find the best solutions for each client; and what is important is that they co-operate with clients and listen to their needs, so as to solve the issue legally and to the client’s satisfaction.

Nikola Poznanović is a great lawyer, who always gives valuable advice to clients, trying to solve problems in the best way. He always points out shortcomings and makes suggestions as to how to overcome them.

Key clients

Messer Group

MK Group

Metinvest

Mylan

Gomex

Exclusive Networks

Barentz International

Gastrans d.o.o.

PepsiCo

Karlovarské minerální vody

Gauselmann Group

BASF

Lidl

Edu Farm

Dr. Max

Banca Generali S.p.A

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A

Mid Europa Partners

Victoria Group

Dispute resolution Tier 1

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic 'provides outstanding legal services in a wide range of areas and industries'. The dispute resolution department is widely respected for its handling of sensitive and complex commercial, competition, labour and corporate disputes, both in judicial proceedings and ad hoc arbitrations. Djordje Novčić has extensive experience in commercial, corporate, and insurance disputes; Jelena Milinović focuses on civil and administrative cases, bankruptcy proceedings, and claims for damages. Senior associate Aleksandar Popović has 'a very systematic approach'.

Practice head(s):

Đorđe Novčić

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Milinović; Aleksandar Popović

Testimonials

The team manages to handle a large number of disputes and extra-judicial proceedings, always keeping track of every case and offering reasonable, client-oriented solutions, which are very valuable and highly appreciated.

The JPM team is responsive, solution oriented, punctual, and very clear in its advice.

They have a long list of professionals, who are specialised in different legal areas and can provide excellent legal advice, even on short notice and on very complex matters.

JPM is our law firm of choice; it provides outstanding legal services in a wide range of legal areas and industries, and all its partners and senior associates are dedicated and hardworking, as well as always being to hand.

Đorđe Novčić combines excellent legal knowledge with a proactive approach. He also has the ability to communicate complicated legal issues in an understandable way, and is known never to give up.

Đorđe Novčić’s style is very proactive and business minded. We believe he is one of the best litigation lawyers in Serbia.

Jelena Milinović is recognised for her experience, knowledge and clear legal advice.

Senior associate Aleksandar Popović is a good lawyer with lots of patience and a very systematic approach.

Key clients

BASF AG

Microsoft

Commerzbank AG

HP

Siemens

Puma

Schauer

VTB

Bayerische Landesbank

Gastrans

Srbijagas

Brrigdestone

China Shandong International

Knauf

Rehau

Helvetia Group

Beiersdorf

Emmezeta

CTP Serbia

Victoria

Employment Tier 1

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic's department acts for a significant number of longstanding clients, predominantly from the IT, retail and automotive industries. In addition to the practice's employment and labour expertise, clients also benefit from the firm's experience in data protection, corporate and IP issues. 'A co-operative, business partner to clients' Jelena Nikolić advises on day-to-day labour law issues and also  disputes. At senior associate level, Anja Šakan's expertise includes labour law and foreigners' rights.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Nikolić

Other key lawyers:

Anja Šakan

Testimonials

Very professional, covering different areas of business.

Easy communication levels and very quick.

Jelena Nikolić is a co-operative, business partner to clients.

Key clients

AVON COSMETICS SCG D.O.O. BEOGRAD

BASF SRBIJA D.O.O. BEOGRAD

BEIERSDORF D.O.O. BEOGRAD

CONTITECH FLUID SERBIA D.O.O.

COMPAREX AG

Control4 Europe doo Beograd

C.D HOLDING INTERNATIONALE SAS

DANFOSS DOO

DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.p.A

DEICHMANN TRGOVINA OBUĆOM SRB D.O.O.

DEUTSCHE SCHULE BELGRAD

DECEUNINCK

EASY2U TECHNOLOGY DOO BEOGRAD

ENTERPRISE SERVICES (FORMERLY HEWELETT PACKARD)

Elektrotehnički Institut „Nikola Tesla“

Festo Gesellschaft m.b.H

GIZ-KANCELARIJA BEOGRAD

HALKBANK a.d. Beograd

IKEA SRBIJA DOO

KARCHER d.o.o. Beograd

Kolubara-Univerzal d.o.o.

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

MTU Aero Engines AG

Mylan EMEA SAS

M&M Militzer & Münch International Holding AG

NORMA GRUPA JUGOISTOČNA EVROPA D.O.O. SUBOTICA

Namics doo Beograd

PSI CEVI ZA BRODOVE I INDUSTRIJU DOO

PTC – Plugin

REHAU D.O.O.

Scania Srbija d.o.o.

Siemens Healthcare d.o.o. Beograd

Tocka Windows d.o.o. Žabari

TOM INTERNATIONAL BV

Xella International GmbH

Projects and energy Tier 1

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic 'has an excellent understanding of energy sector regulation in Serbia and an established relationship with all the key players'. The energy, mining, projects and infrastructure department comprises specialists in energy, renewable energy, gas, mining, PPPs and concessions, direct foreign investments and project finance. Senior partner Jelena Gazivoda heads the mining and energy department, and 'has outstanding knowledge of the energy sector's legal issues'; Nikola Đorđević's broad practice includes complex corporate, M&A and energy law; and Ivan Petrović is a real estate specialist.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Gazivoda

Other key lawyers:

Nikola Đorđević; Ivan Petrović; Marija Vukčević

Testimonials

The firm provides an excellent offering of high-quality and experienced local law advice across a broad spectrum of sectors and practice areas. This quality is supplemented by the firm having connections to governmental and regulatory bodies that are better than those of its competitors, which is particularly important in high-profile or complex transactions.

They are highly responsive and proactive in their quest to get the best deal done.

The entire team is fluent in English, which allows for very efficient working and clear communication.

Excellent understanding of energy sector regulation in Serbia and an established relationship with all the key players.

Jelena Gazivoda is a true leader and an outstanding lawyer. She has complete oversight of various work streams, manages all details exceptionally, has a proactive approach, and delivers skilful and nuanced advice.

Jelena Gazivoda has outstanding knowledge of the energy sector’s legal issues, acting promptly in response to any request. Her reports are concise, yet clear and comprehensive, and always delivered in a timely manner without delays.

For any high-profile and complex transaction, Jelena Gazivoda is indispensable.

Nikola Đorđević has a deep understanding of the market, and the superb skill of developing and quickly turning around complex and voluminous documentation of high quality.

Key clients

Gastrans d.o.o., Novi Sad, the Republic of Serbia

Underground Gas Storage Banatski Dvor

MTU Aero Engines AG Germany

China Shandong International Economic & Technical Cooperation Group Ltd

Gazprom, Russian Federation

Srbijagas

Yugorosgaz a.d. Beograd, the Republic of Serbia

Energy Community

Transportgas Srbija d.o.o., the Republic of Serbia

Distribucijagas Srbija d.o.o., the Republic of Serbia

Banking and finance Tier 2

Highly rated for its experience in headline banking and finance deals, JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic fields sector specialists in relation to telecoms, energy and infrastructure, IT, agriculture and maritime. Senior partner Jelena Gazivoda, who heads the mining and energy department, is a key banking and finance department member; Gazivoda regularly acts on major Serbia and CEE-related projects. Leading the corporate department, the practice of Nenad Popović (also a senior partner) includes significant banking and finance deals.

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Gazivoda; Nenad Popović

Real estate and construction Tier 2

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic 'has a large team of professionals, who are specialised in different legal areas and can provide extraordinary legal advice on very complex matters, even on short notice'. Ivan Petrović, who is 'very experienced in real estate and construction matters', acts for leading Serbian and multinational companies; he focuses on real estate, construction contracts and permitting, along with PPPs, restitution issues, and real estate and construction-related dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Petrović

Testimonials

The members of the team are very experienced, reliable, commercially oriented, and do an excellent job.

They have extensive know-how, are fully specialised, and move with confidence in their fields.

We always receive analyses that are understandable and implementable, and that can be communicated to clients seeking specific Serbian legal advice.

JPM is precise and delivers its advice in a timely manner. We are completely satisfied with the quality of the services provided by these attorneys of law.

The JPM team is responsive, solutions oriented, punctual, and very clear in its advice.

It has a large team of professionals, who are specialised in different legal areas and can provide extraordinary legal advice on very complex matters, even on short notice.

Ivan Petrović has great communication skills; he is very focused and practice orientated, and he has broad knowledge of the construction law issues surrounding both Serbian legislation and international aspects.

Ivan Petrović is very experienced in real estate and construction matters, and he is very patient and diligent.

Key clients

Gastrans d.o.o., Novi Sad

MTU Aero Engines AG

Victoria Group

Emmezeta Srbija

JP Srbijagas

Merkur Games

Underground Natural Gas Storage Banatski Dvor d.o.o.

Aerion Solutions doo

Intellectual property Tier 3

JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic's full-service team regularly acts in patent protection matters and other IP infringement proceedings; it also assists with the filing of trade marks and patents, and design applications. Senior partner Miloš Mitić has a broad practice that includes IP (he is a licensed Serbian Trademark and Design Attorney) while senior associate Aleksandar Popović, 'a meticulous person with high standards', is experienced in IP issues involving the filmmaking industry. Former partner Bojan Šunderić departed the firm in July 2020 to found Šunderić Law Office.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Mitić

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandar Popović

Testimonials

The practice demonstrated the qualities that are necessary to achieve high levels of success.

Senior associate Aleksandar Popović is a meticulous person with high standards and strong motivation, and can be entrusted to handle critical situations.

Key clients

BASF Srbija doo

Knorr-Bremse AG

Ariston Thermo

adp Gauselmann GmbH

ABB AG

EASYGOING, LLC, USA

H&M HENNES & MAURITZ

New Yorker

Decathlon S.A.

Elektrotehnički institut “Nikola Tesla” (Electrical Engineering Institute Nikola Tesla)

CRH Serbia

Beiersdorf

ŠKODA INVESTMENT a.s.

ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s.

ŠKODA ELECTRIC a.s.

Multivista Systems LLC

The oldest commercial law firm in Serbia, JPM has been helping local and international businesses grow in Serbia and throughout the SEE region for almost 30 years. Rated as a top-tier law firm by all the leading legal directories (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000), we provide clients with full-service coverage and pride ourselves on truly understanding their sector and their business needs.

We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in every major industrial and corporate sector, from energy to banking, transport, manufacturing and telecommunications, while remaining true to a pioneering spirit that has always drawn us to the latest trends and developments. Today we serve clients in growth sectors such as renewable energy, IT and life sciences, offering innovative solutions and a pro-active approach to broaching new ground.

We are known for working closely with clients and treating their problems as our own. Our lawyers pride themselves on being team players, fast and available, specialised in terms of practice area and industry, but versatile and creative in their thinking. We believe our advice should be tailor-made and that even the thorniest issue has a legal solution.

Our membership of Lex Mundi (the world’s premiere network of independent law firms) and the TLA (a regional alliance of leading firms from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) means we have close working relationships with first-rate firms throughout the region and around the world, enabling us to operate as the perfect hub for SEE and other multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Law and M&A Nenad Popovic nenad.popovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Corporate Law and M&A Jelena Gazivoda jelena.gazivoda@jpm.rs +38112076850
Privatisation Nikola Jankovic nikola.jankovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Privatisation Aleksandar Hadzic aleksandar.hadzic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Banking and finance Nenad Popovic nenad.popovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Dispute Resolution Djordje Novcic djordje.novcic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Competition and Antitrust Nikola Poznanovic nikola.poznanovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Labour/Employment Law Jelena Nikolic jelena.nikolic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Energy, infrastructure and PPP Jelena Gazivoda jelena.gazivoda@jpm.rs +38112076850
Energy, infrastructure and PPP Nikola Djordjevic nikola.djordjevic@jpm.rs +38112076850
IP, broadcasting and advertising Aleksandar Popovic aleksandar.popovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Privacy / Data Use and Security Ivan Milosevic ivan.milosevic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Public procurement Ivan Milosevic ivan.milosevic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Tax Law Nikola Djordjevic nikola.djordjevic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Customs Law Ivan Milosevic ivan.milosevic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Corporate advisory and compliance Nenad Popovic nenad.popovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Corporate advisory and compliance Milos Mitic milos.mitic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Regulatory/consumer protection/gaming Jelena Stankovic Lukic jelena.stankovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Real estate and construction Ivan Petrovic ivan.petrovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Criminal Law and Criminal Compliance Jelena Milinovic jelena.milinovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Gaming Law Jelena Stankovic Lukic jelena.stankovic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Arbitration Djordje Novcic djordje.novcic@jpm.rs +38112076850
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Andrea Cvetanovic  photo Ms Andrea Cvetanovic Senior Associate
Mr Nikola Djordjevic  photo Mr Nikola Djordjevic Partner
Ms Jelena Gazivoda  photo Ms Jelena Gazivoda Senior Partner
Mr Dragan Grbic  photo Mr Dragan Grbic Senior Associate
Mr Aleksandar Hadzic  photo Mr Aleksandar Hadzic Partner
Mr Nikola Jankovic  photo Mr Nikola Jankovic Senior Partner
Ms Bojana Javoric  photo Ms Bojana Javoric Senior Associate
Ms Jelena Milinovic  photo Ms Jelena Milinovic Partner
Mr Ivan Milosevic  photo Mr Ivan Milosevic Senior Associate
Mr Milos Mitic  photo Mr Milos Mitic Senior Partner
Mr Marko Mrdja  photo Mr Marko Mrdja Senior Associate
Ms Jelena Nikolic  photo Ms Jelena Nikolic Senior Associate
Mr Djordje Novcic  photo Mr Djordje Novcic Partner
Mr Ivan Petrovic  photo Mr Ivan Petrovic Senior Associate
Mr Nenad Popovic  photo Mr Nenad Popovic Senior Partner
Mr Aleksandar Popovic  photo Mr Aleksandar Popovic Senior Associate
Mr Nikola Poznanovic  photo Mr Nikola Poznanovic Partner
Ms Anja Sakan  photo Ms Anja Sakan Senior Associate
Ms Jelena Stankovic Lukic  photo Ms Jelena Stankovic Lukic Partner
Mr Zoran Teodosijevic  photo Mr Zoran Teodosijevic Partner
Mr Janez Voncina  photo Mr Janez Voncina Senior Associate
Ms Marija Vukcevic  photo Ms Marija Vukcevic Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 30
English
French
German
Italian
Russian
Serbian
Lex Mundi
TLA Top-tier Legal Adriatic
Contacts : Nikola Jankovic
Contacts : Nenad Popovic
Contacts : Milos Mitic
Contacts : Jelena Gazivoda

We at JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic are dedicated to the principles of diversity. We believe that by recruiting, hiring, and promoting people of different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and preferences, the quality of our work life is enhanced and the legal services that we provide to our clients is more creative. Our vision is to promote a culture where all talented contributors can have and can see a path to long-term success.

Our leadership role in diversity within the legal community requires us to not only support diversity within our firm but to also promote the principles of diversity in the communities in which we live.

For some law firms diversity is just a good business practice. But diversity for JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic is not just a business practice, it reflects who we are, individually and as a firm, and how we live our lives outside of the workplace.


CLIENT: CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Serbian Company active in retail

TESTIMONIAL:  JPM is one of the leading Serbian law firms providing full scale legal services in all practice areas we need. JPM is offering a great service at competitive price. Deadlines are always met, response is quick and up to the point. All lawyers and associates are pragmatic and client oriented.


CLIENT: Corporate Compliance Officer

COMPANY/FIRM: Multinational Company active in construction sector

TESTIMONIAL: The overall services provided by JPM lawyers were of a high professional standards. In our opinion, the JPM lawyers have profound knowledge of legislation and legal practice.  We would, also, point out a short response time even in case of complex matters. For these reasons, we are very satisfied with the services provided by JPM. Based on our experience, we think that JPM law office is one of the top-ranking law offices in Serbia.


CLIENT: CFO

COMPANY/FIRM: Multinational Corporation active in energy sector

TESTIMONIAL: JPM has been involved in our business since day one and is as such extremely familiar with our requirements. They offer the tremendous advantage of providing a broad range of practice groups and areas, and

are hence very responsive to the vast multitude of issues businesses face. They provide excellent value for money in comparison to much slower foreign practices we work with across our group.


International

The oldest commercial law firm in Serbia, JPM has been helping local and international businesses grow in Serbia and throughout the SEE region for almost 30 years.

We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in every major industrial and corporate sector, from energy to banking, transport, manufacturing and telecommunications, while remaining true to a pioneering spirit that has always drawn us to the latest trends and developments. Today we serve clients in growth sectors such as renewable energy, IT and life sciences, offering innovative solutions and a proactive approach to breaching new ground.

Clients

We offer our clients comprehensive legal advice with lawyers specialised in all the key industries and practice areas.

We are known for working closely with clients and treating their problems as our own. Our lawyers pride themselves on being team players, fast and available, specialised in terms of practice area and industry, but versatile and creative in their thinking. We believe our advice should be tailor-made and that even the thorniest issue has a legal solution.

The networks

Our membership of Lex Mundi (the world’s premiere network of independent law firms) and the TLA (a regional alliance of leading firms from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) means we have close working relationships with first-rate firms throughout the region and around the world, enabling us to operate as the perfect hub for SEE and other multi-jurisdictional transactions.

JPM the first law firm in the region to adopt eDiscovery

We are happy to announce continued cooperation with Luminance and the adoption of their AI-powered platform – eDiscovery.

JPM GDPR Team at the Data Protection Conference

JPM Parter Ivan Milosevic and Senior Associate Andrea Cvetanovic participated in BvD Autumn Conference Data Protection and Supervisory Authority Day 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.