On December 24, 2019, at 7 p.m., the attorney at law Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic shall present the lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Amphitheatre VI), within the course Case Study and Moot Court, on the topic of personal data protection.
NSTLAW attorney Sara Pendjer moderated the panel on perspectives and challenges faced by under 40 arbitration practitionersVišnja Marković2019-11-28T11:05:46+01:00
On November 22, 2019, along with attorney Nenad Kovacevic from CMS Belgrade, attorney at law from our law office, Sara Pendjer moderated the panel on careers in international commercial arbitration – perspectives and challenges of under 40 arbitration practitioners. The event was organized by Under 40 section of the Arbitration Association, together with the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.
Some of the conclusions reached during the third ICC YAF in Belgrade were: find a job that you like and you will never have to work; mingle, interact, do not stay behind the computer, ask questions, remain flexible, take responsibility, speak up, etc.
Sebstiano Nessi from Shellenberg Wittmer (Geneva), the ICC YAF representative for Serbia made introductory remarks by talking about tracing career paths in arbitration. Keynote address was delivered by Daniela Karollus – Bruner from CMS Vienna who spoke about the significance of both office and out of office life. She emphasized that in order to build a career in arbitration it was equally important to work hard and to attend social events. At the panel discussion, Benjamin Gottlieb from Shellenberg Wittmer (Zurich), Minu Gvardjancic from Karanovic & Partners (Ljubljana), Dalibor Valnicic from Wolf Theiss (Zagreb), Senka Mihaj from MIM (Belgrade) and Sonja Otenhajmer from CMS (Vienna) shared their career stories, obstacles and challenges they went through in creating their arbitration careers.
The audience acted as additional participant of the event, taking active part with numerous questions and comments.
For the second time now, NSTLAW is one of the members of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia JBAS, who contributed to the creation of JBAS’s newsletter vol. 2. JBAS as one of our most esteemed pro bono clients embarked on this exciting adventure, with the launching of its own newsletter. It was an honour for us to participate by providing an insight into the most interesting regulatory news in the past period and the period to come.
Our Senior Associate, attorney at law Tijana Kovacevic, who is the author, gave her view of the upcoming tax reform, affecting entrepreneurs and companies doing business with them as service providers, particularly in the IT sector.
Tijana also gave some interesting insights into the new Guidelines for Tax Benefits of Donors, as well as the novelties the new Law on State Aid Control imposes.
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In the period November 5-6, 2019, the 9th International Conference: Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia: A Driving Force for Economic Development will be held Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade. As always, the conference will gather all the key participants in the relevant sectors. Nenad Stankovic will be the chair of the session dealing with funding possibilities in mining sector and mining law.
We are proud to announce that once again NSTLAW has been ranked by IFLR 1000 in the practice areas: Financial and Corporate and Project Development. As a full service firm, NSTLAW advises regional and international clients on corporate deals including restructurings and acquisitions in Serbia. It acts alongside international law firms to provide local counsel on large multi-jurisdictional transactions such as capital increases and acquisitions. Out Senior Partner Nenad Stankovic has been rated as Highly regarded in the practice areas of M&A, Project development, Project finance and Real estate acquisitions.
On June 6 and 7, attorney at law from our law office and a co – chair of Under 40 section of Arbitration Association, Ms. Sara Pendjer attended a co – chair circle retreat that took place at the beautiful lake Neusiedl in the south of Austria. The host of this year’s co – chair circle retreat was YAPP (Young Austrian Arbitration practitioners). Co – chairs from around 20 countries (including but not limited to Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, France, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey, Austria, Czech Republic) discussed the best practices on how to involve members to young arbitration associations as well as on how to ensure their active participation. Second topic that was on the floor was is the below/above 40 division outdated and how can under 40 ensure their seat on the adults table. Some of the conclusions were that events for under 40 shall remain free of charge; that all organizations shall work more actively in order to attract not only attorneys but also in – house lawyers to take participation; that no show off policy shall remain the drive among young arbitration organizations; that venues and conferences shall be followed by respectable social events. The fact that all participants already marked June 05 and 06, 2020 in their calendars for upcoming co – chair circle retreat and Global Conference of Co – Chairs in Brussels speaks for itself how fruitful and successful this event was.
Attorney Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic has contributed as one of the authors of the E-book “Cyber Security & Data Management in the Modern Digital Age 2019” prepared by the Financier Worldwide Magazine. The book is now available online for the subscribers at:
A Bulgarian investor, Kornikom EOOD which has invested in an underwater mine in Serbia has brought an ICSID claim against Serbia. The claim was registered on April 30 and was brought under the Bulgaria – Serbia investment treaty over the termination of privatization agreement nearly a decade ago.
Kornikom is jointly represented by White & Case London office, Bulgarian law firm Georgiev Todorov & Co and NSTLAW from Serbia.
Sara Pendjer at the ICC YAF in Belgrade organized in cooperation with Under 40 Section Of Serbian Arbitration AssociationVišnja Marković2019-04-18T19:58:35+01:00
Attorney at law from our law office, Sara Pendjer was one of the moderators at the round table that took place on 6 April 2019 in Belgrade. Round table was organized by ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association in the premises of CMS Belgrade as part of the Belgrade Arbitration days (Belgrade Arbitration Conference and Belgrade open pre moot in preparation for the Vienna Willem C. Vis Moot. The venue was organized in a fresh debate form under the topic Debating hot topics in International Arbitration.
The first panel discussing the topic of Transparency vs. confidentiality was moderated by Florian Ettmayer (Junior Associate Baker McKenzie Vienna) while Ivana Blagojević (Deputy Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration) and Marija Sćekić (Senior Associate WilmerHale London) offered their opposing view on the issue.
The second panel dealing with question whether third party funding and security for costs shall be mandatory or exceptional was moderated by Sara Pendjer (being also co-chair of Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association) with inputs from panelist Giulio Palermo (Partner Archipel Geneva) and Alina Tugearu (Partner Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Bucharest).
The conference was opened by Nenad Kovačević (Attorney at Law CMS Belgrade and Co-Chair of Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association) who also gave concluding remarks at the end of the conference.
Judging from the number or present guests and the reaction to this concise and efficient debate format, the audience was enjoying the discussion.
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Sara Pendjer participated at the round table RE:GIONAL at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of LawVišnja Marković2019-04-18T19:53:00+01:00
On 7th November, attorney at law from our law office, Sara Pendjer, participated at the round table organized by the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law along with Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), Belgrade Arbitration Center, Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) and Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association.
The aim of the roundtable was to stress out the advantages of bringing arbitration to the region and to its institutions, in particular VIAC and BAC. The emphasize was on the benefits related to:
• Costs,• Communication in local languages,
• Comprehension of local procedures,
• Location and moderate travel expenses.
Opening statement was given by Mr. Günther Horvath (president of VIAC) and Prof. Maja Stanivuković (president of BAC) while the discussion was moderated by Milan Lazić of Karanović & Partners and Filip Boras of Baker McKenzie Vienna and YAAP. Round table consisted of three panels, led by an Austrian and a Serbian lawyer (Philipp Peters of Konrad & Partners, Dragan Psodorov of Joksović Stojanović & Partners, Natascha Tunkel of KNOETZL and Jovan Nikčević of Baklaja Igrić Tintor). Sara Pendjer being also co – chair of Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association was on the panel along with Mr. Helmut Ortner (Counsel in WilmerHale London office) which dealt with Innovative ideas to make Regionally Handled Arbitration more attractive. Closing remarks were made by KNOETZL Partner Patrizia Netal and Assis. Prof. Milena Đorđević of the Arbitration Association.
The event was attended by more than 70 lawyers incl
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