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Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The best litigation practice in Serbia‘, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s dispute resolution practice focuses on litigation, arbitration, enforcement issues, white-collar crime, and insolvency and restructuring work. Other areas of strength include labour disputes, public and constitutional law (including ECHR matters) and contentious IP work. Senka Mihaj is a well-known arbitration expert throughout the SEE region; Nemanja Ilicprovides a service beyond excellence‘; and Marko Milanovic has a longstanding litigation practice. Within the senior associate pool, Jelena Papić and Bojan Janković both act on disputes.

Practice head(s):

Senka Mihaj; Nemanja Ilić; Marko Milanović

Other key lawyers:


‘This is the best litigation practice in Serbia. The lawyers are very results oriented – a highly prepared team that provides excellent legal service.’

‘Top-notch litigation and arbitration office with an interdisciplinary team that provides the most complete, efficient and prompt advice around.’

‘This practice possesses a great litigation team- one of the best in Serbia. It is very efficient, responsive, and always keep clients informed about ongoing trials.’

‘Nemanja Ilić, Marko Milanović and senior associate Jelena Papić are excellent, practical and flexible lawyers – most importantly, they know what is best for the client.’

‘Nemanja Ilić, Marko Milanović, and senior associates Bojan Janković and Jelena Papić, are great to collaborate with – very diligent and careful. Clients especially admire the way they work under pressure and extremely important deadlines.’

‘Nemanja Ilić is a professional who provides a service beyond excellence, and is always ready to provide advice on short timescales.’

‘Senka Mihaj is great lawyer who is very responsible and proactive.’

‘Jelena Papić is a brilliant all-rounder, who always inspires confidence.’

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Energy Construction

Air Serbia

BW Galleria

Belgrade Waterfront-Eagle Hills

Galeb Group





TMF Group

Work highlights

  • Representing the Republic of Serbia in a large-value investment arbitration dispute against Rand Investments (and several other private investors), which arose out of the alleged unlawful termination of a privatisation agreement.
  • Acting for Galeb Group (Holding), and its subsidiaries, in several high-value commercial disputes in Serbia.
  • Acting for Air Serbia in over 50 court proceedings, which include high-value commercial litigation, damage compensation disputes, and labour claims.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 3

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s energy team acts for major energy market players across Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Georgia. Recent work includes advising on large-value clean energy projects. Tanja Unguran assists with an array of energy projects, including renewable energy, and oil and gas matters. Unguran has also advised international mining companies on their projects in Serbia. Name partner Nemanja Ilic is ‘a very reputable and serious lawyer‘.

Practice head(s):

Tanja Unguran; Nemanja Ilic

Other key lawyers:

Jelena Papić


‘A great law firm that has expertise, and huge experience in projects and energy matters.’

‘A very reputable law firm in the field of PPP projects, which are always in good hands. Working with this team is very enjoyable.’

‘This office is exceptional in PPPs – very experienced, and with very developed communication and analytical skills.’

‘Nemanja Ilic’s main qualities are wide legal knowledge, experience, dedication and high levels of professionalism.’

‘Nemanja Ilic is very proactive and well-versed in all legal issues that have an impact on projects – a very dedicated and sophisticated lawyer.’

‘Nemanja Ilic is a very reputable and serious lawyer in Serbia.’

‘Senior associate Jelena Papić leaves clients feeling very satisfied with her level of responsiveness and overall approach to tasks at hand.’

Jelena Papić is a very studious professional, who always seeks various solutions to issues, following through to implementation of the solutions.

Key clients

Construction Biomass GM

Wood Chips

Elite Cop

Rafako SA Poland

OPC Europe

Rafako Serbia doo

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major energy sector client that is developing a wind power plant.
  • Advising a renewable energy project company on the development of biomass thermal power plants in Serbia.
  • Acting as the main legal adviser on the development of a combined thermal power plant in the south of Serbia.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

With ‘extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial issues‘, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s mandates frequently involve major real estate, energy and infrastructure projects that feature complex cross-border elements. Recent highlights include significant green energy projects. The team is co-led by ‘excellent lawyerMarko Milanovic and energy expert Tanja Unguran.

Practice head(s):

Marko Milanović; Tanja Unguran

Other key lawyers:

Nemanja Ilić; Marija Alhaj; Jelena Papic


‘A solid team made up of great professionals with extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial issues.’

‘The qualities that clients value the most include dedication to clients, professionalism, and efficiency during the discharge of duties.’

‘The team is unique by virtue of its availability and accessibility, combined with its precise and straight-to-the-point legal advice.’

Very talented lawyers with great communication skills and presentation abilities. The billing is also very transparent, which is very important to clients.

The partners are always present, while the associates are exceptional.

‘Marko Milanović is an excellent lawyer, who provides immediate responses to each query that is made.’

‘Marko Milanović, Nemanja Ilić and senior associate Jelena Papic are the lawyers who stand out. They are unique for their proactive approach and very creative when searching for solutions. All three of them are always available to consult with on corporate matters.’

‘Marko Milanović and Nemanja Ilić are very approachable and clear in their advice – they are also very efficient and proficient.’

Key clients

Wood Chips Belgrade

Coning RS


Doka Serb

Conty Tyres

Galeb Group


Zimpa Ub

Oil Processing Company Europe

Alcon Pharmaceuticals

Global Seed

Duo Bacco

Galeb Group

Work highlights

  • Advises Wood Chips, a Serbian timber supply company, on all legal aspects of its corporate and commercial activities.
  • Advises the Belgrade Waterfront Company on general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Acts as legal counsel to Galeb Group and its subsidiaries, its assistance including general corporate advice.

The firm: MIM Law was established in 2015 by Senka Mihaj, Nemanja Ilic and Marko Milanovic, with the goal to establish a specialized dispute resolution law firm. Before they established MIM Law, Senka Mihaj, Nemanja Ilic and Marko Milanovic worked as senior lawyers in one of the leading law firms in Serbia. The firm has quickly grown to be recognized as one of the leading dispute resolution law firms in the country, most notably in the area of international arbitration, but also in general civil and commercial disputes. Driven by the growing needs of its clients MIM Law quickly expanded the palette of its legal services. This process was intensified with the arrival of new partner – Ms Tanja Unguran, one of the leading lawyers in the region in the area of tax, corporate, commercial and energy law. Before joining MIM Law, Tanja worked as a partner in some of the largest Serbian and international law firms in Serbia. MIM Law currently has 10 lawyers, experts in different legal areas and industries.

In servicing its clients MIM Law strives to provide a highly specialized and pragmatic legal advice and 100% dedication of its senior lawyers to client needs. With extensive experience in Serbia, Montenegro and throughout the region, MIM Law aims to set a standard for both clients and the market.

Areas of practice: MIM Law is recognized as one of the leading law firms in dispute resolution, including litigation, enforcement proceedings, administrative and misdemeanour proceedings, insolvency/restructuring as well as in the area of white-collar crime. A combination of expertise in dispute resolution and specialized knowledge of tax law, has made MIM Law one of the leading firms in the area of tax disputes. Finally, MIM Law is the firm of choice in the area of international arbitration: the firm represents companies, public enterprises and states in most important commercial and investment arbitrations in the country. The firm’s arbitration cases are held under the auspices of most prominent arbitral institutions, including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCAI, as well as Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

MIM Law services its clients in corporate and commercial matters, as well as in areas of labour law, competition, banking, real estate and construction. The firm has solid expertise and services clients in specific industry sectors which require advice on specific regulatory issues, such as pharmacy, healthcare, energy, mining, telecommunications, and aviation. The firm’s general legal and sector-specific expertise is complemented by specialized tax advice.

Senka Mihaj: Senka has a long track record of achievement in complex, high-value disputes, and arbitration under Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCAI and UNCITRAL rules. Among other, Senka represents the Republic of Serbia in several investment arbitrations. She also acts as counsel in several commercial arbitrations, where she represents, among other, one of the largest companies in Serbia in field of heavy industry, and healthcare institution from Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Nemanja Ilic: Nemanja is focused on litigation, general corporate, labour law, commercial offenses and bankruptcy & restructuring. Nemanja assists Galeb Group, leader in the field of production and sales of electrical tools and industrial equipment, in a complex restructuring. His other clients include Belgrade Waterfront, the developer of the largest real estate project in Serbia, and Air Serbia, the flag carrier of Serbia. Nemanja also represents clients in a number of high-value commercial litigations and labour disputes.

Marko Milanovic: Marko has extensive experience in debt collection, injunction/interim measure proceedings, bankruptcy and restructuring. Marko represents clients in several high profile cases in Montenegro. In addition, Marko assists firm’s clients in general legal matters such as corporate, labour and commercial issues. He also advises a high-profile innovative pharmaceutical company in Serbia and Montenegro.

Tanja Unguran: Tanja is an experienced tax and corporate lawyer. Her tax expertise includes all areas of tax, and full spectrum of tax advisory services: from advice on tax implications of commercial transactions, tax planning, tax compliance, to representation and assistance in tax disputes, in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tanja is also an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer who has acted as a lead transactional lawyer in some of the biggest acquisitions in the region. Finally, Tanja is specialized in energy law and has assisted clients in the development and acquisition of some of the first renewable energy projects in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, including legal, regulatory and tax aspects of these projects.

Arbitration Senka Mihaj
Arbitration Aleksandar Fillen
Litigation Nemanja Ilic
Litigation Marko Milanovic
Corporate and Commercial Tanja Unguran
Corporate and Commercial Marko Milanovic
Insolvency & Restructuring Nemanja Ilic
Insolvency & Restructuring Marko Milanovic
Enforcement Marko Milanovic
Enforcement Jelena Papic
White Collar Crime Nemanja Ilic
White Collar Crime Jovan Vukcevic
Labour Matters Nemanja Ilic
Labour Matters Bojan Jankovic
Commercial Offence Nemanja Ilic
Commercial Offence Jelena Papic
Misdemeanour & Administrative Proceedings Nemanja Ilic
Misdemeanour & Administrative Proceedings Senka Mihaj
Constitutional Appeals & ECHR Marko Milanovic
Constitutional Appeals & ECHR Senka Mihaj
Real Estate Senka Mihaj
Real Estate Aleksandar Fillen
Pharmaceuticals Marko Milanovic
Pharmaceuticals Marko Matovic
Tax Law Tanja Unguran
Energy Law Tanja Unguran