Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm > Belgrade, Serbia > Firm Profile

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm
CIKA LJUBINA 12
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Fielding a strong senior team, Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s practice covers litigation, arbitration and enforcement work. Key areas of expertise are insolvency-related litigation, white-collar crime cases, labour, administrative and IP disputes, and constitutional appeals and European Court of Human Rights proceedings. Senka Mihaj has a successful track record in investment and commercial arbitration disputes and Nemanja Ilic is ‘the heart and soul of the litigation team‘. Marko Milanovic has extensive experience in debt collection actions and injunction and interim measure proceedings. Jelena Papić and Bojan Jankovic are highly regarded senior associates.

Testimonials

A pragmatic approach that is always very clear and good ideas on how to solve problematic issues. MIM’s practice is unique – they accomplish everything perfectly.

I have worked with them for years and I am more than satisfied. They are true professionals on which the client can fully rely, and their knowledge of international law is extraordinary.

What makes the firm stand out is that the legal advice is of the highest quality, straight to the point, and always punctual. This kind of professionalism really helps our own business and decision-making process.

Senka Mihaj is a great leader.

Nemanja Ilic is the heart and soul of the litigation team. He is an exceptional lawyer for litigation matters.

Marko Milanovic possesses very good judgement, and he is extremely proactive and responsive.

Jelena Papic is very dedicated and able to develop the most suitable advice in a timely manner.

Bojan Jankovic is a very good lawyer and always gets to the point.

Key clients

Republic of Serbia

Novartis

Air Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Belgrade Waterfront

Eagle Hills

Galeb Group

Galeb System

Kaizen

Rafako

Work highlights

  • Representing the Republic of Serbia in a €67m arbitration governed by ICSID rules against Rand Investments and several other natural and legal persons that claim to be investors from Canada and Cyprus.
  • Defending Air Serbia against commercial litigation initiated by a plaintiff group claiming compensation.
  • Successfully represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in a complex investment arbitration dispute, which concerned the insurance sector.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 3

In addition to Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm‘s advice on energy production facility developments in Serbia, the practice assists with energy matters in Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania and Georgia. Clients also particularly laud the group’s strong dispute resolution credentials. Tanja Unguran‘s track record includes advising on some of the first private investments in Serbia’s energy sector, and Nemanja Ilic‘s energy projects practice covers renewable and alternative energy sources.

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Testimonials

Highly experienced and solutions-oriented practice.

They take a very diligent approach to advising on sensitive legal issues.

They have lawyers with a number of specialisations and take a highly professional approach to providing legal advice.

In terms of legal service, they are always responsive and make great efforts to ensure they are available, either through written advice or on the phone.

Both the partners and associates are very competent and have good legal skills.

A boutique practice with a team of good, hardworking lawyers.

Nemanja Ilic has outstanding experience and a good business approach. I especially value that he always keeps the bigger picture in mind, thanks to which he gives us reliable legal advice and helps us avoid any risks. He also possesses exceptional sector knowledge.

Jelena Papic is very valuable to us and able to explain complicated matters in a straightforward way.

Key clients

Rafako

Work highlights

  • Acted for a major energy sector client that is developing a wind power plant in Serbia.
  • Advising an energy project client on the development of biomass thermal power plants in Serbia.
  • Advising on the development of a combined thermal power plant.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic Law Firm houses specialised teams in corporate and commercial law and finance. The practice has particular expertise in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and aviation industries. Marko Milanovic is a commercial and corporate law specialist, and Tanja Unguran is an experienced M&A, corporate and tax expert.

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Testimonials

‘They are very familiar with aviation law, which is very important for us. Their billing system is quite unique for this region.’

‘Marko Milanovic is a very well organised and energetic lawyer. Jelena Papic is an enthusiastic lawyer who is prepared to pay attention to the details and ensure that everything is done in the agreed manner.’

‘The team is extremely dedicated to every single matter, and we value their approach. They are extremely responsive, even within very tight timescales, while displaying excellent management of the legal matters. The lawyers are extremely skilled and ready to provide you with professional assistance at any time.’

‘Jelena Papic is a very dedicated young lawyer who is able to develop intelligent solutions to the most sensitive issues. Tanja Unguran is advising us on corporate and tax issues and I would describe her as a very energetic and well-regarded lawyer in Serbia. Bojan Jankovic advises on labour matters and is a very pragmatic litigator. Marko Milanovic is extremely proactive – he provides great expertise and possesses very good judgement.’

‘My company has worked with MIM for years now. I have an excellent opinion of our cooperation and we plan to continue it. The biggest plus on my list is their experience and availability at any time, day or night, which is required in the dynamic environment of the pharmaceutical industry.’

‘I work primarily with Marko Milanovic and he is my go-to person – experienced, available, ready to listen and to provide legal support of any kind when needed.’

‘MIM is the firm to use in a tough situation. I know when I give them a call, I will get best possible solution out of it.’

‘I have known Marko Milanovic for decades and I use his services in special situations when I do not have an answer. He is always very calm, focused and able to find the best option.’

Key clients

Vulcascot

Doka Serb

Galeb Group

Zimpa Ub

Oil Processing Company Europe

Alcon Pharmaceuticals

Global Seed

Duo Bacco

Work highlights

  • Providing corporate and commercial support to Serbian air carrier Air Serbia.
  • Providing full corporate and commercial support to foreign nationality shareholders in relation to the regulation of relations with majority shareholders in a Serbian company.
  • Providing consultancy services and corporate support to the entire Galeb Group Holding.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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