Nenad Stankovic specialises in the field of international business law with a particular focus on corporate M&A, real estate, project finance, infrastructure, dispute resolution (including ADR) and PPP. He also has considerable experience of representing clients in insolvency, banking and finance, and wider commercial law matters. In the labour and employment arena, he regularly assists clients in drafting employment contracts, including senior executive contracts, and advises on the employment of foreign citizens, as well as advising on restructurings and substantial redundancy programmes.
Recommended by one of his clients to the researchers at international legal directory IFLR 1000 as being ‘knowledgeable, diligent, innovative, available, well informed’, Nenad has represented clients in some of the most complex matters in Serbia and Montenegro, including advising on the EUR 1 billion plus financial restructuring of a copper mine and smelting complex (the biggest financial restructuring in bankruptcy in Serbia to date); advising the Serbian electric power industry on the unbundling process and on a corporate restructuring; and representing a number of foreign investors in investment arbitrations. His experience also includes advising a foreign state controlled international bank in connection with railway financing for major infrastructure projects in Montenegro and in Serbia; assisting an Israel based real estate developer in developing a large mixed-use (business and residential) project in Belgrade; advising on the new Belgrade Airport cargo hub; and assisting a number of clients with developing waste water treatment plants under a PPP model.
Zvonko Radovanovic is an expert in the field of international corporate law and, in particular, has extensive experience of privatisation, project finance, enforcement, dispute resolution and general commercial law. He has a particular focus on securities and enforcement of collateralised debt in the context of infrastructure and PPP projects, as well as post acquisition restructuring. Career highlights have included acting on the securitisation of the property portfolio of the biggest Serbian brewery as part of a post-closing procedure; and advising a foreign state controlled bank on the securitisation of credits granted for major railway infrastructure projects in Serbia and Montenegro.
Ljiljana Urzikic Stankovic is an independent attorney at law qualified in Serbia, working in cooperation with NSTLAW. She is a data protection and intellectual property law expert with a focus on all matters related to the processing of personal data and protection of IP rights, including trade marks, design rights and patents, as well as handling cyber-crime and anti-piracy issues. Her broader commercial expertise also takes in labour and employment law, and banking and finance with a particular emphasis on project finance and securitisation.
Over recent years Ljiljana has successfully worked with a number of clients setting up operations in Serbia, including advising on the implementation of global privacy and security programmes, audit and risk assessments and international data transfer strategies, as well as negotiating cloud storage arrangements and other complex international data transfer agreements. She also handles major data protection projects for globally significant clients, providing assistance in relation to data collection and management, setting up and maintaining employee databases and regulatory advice on the international aspects of data management.
Ljiljana has impressive experience of acting in cooperation with law and policy makers in Serbia, including the Ministry of Justice, the Central Register of Securities, the Privatisation Agency and the Business Registers Agency (including Register of Pledges), as well as the World Bank.
After graduating from the University of Belgrade, Milos Androvic obtained a postgraduate LL.M. in European Business Law from Amsterdam Law School, specialising in Competition Law and International Tax Law.
He has held roles in both public and private sector organisations in Serbia and Montenegro, including the Serbian Competition Authority, giving him comprehensive experience and a leading reputation in all aspects of competition/antitrust matters. Milos has also worked on numerous cases relating to merger control, abuse of dominance and restrictive agreements and been appointed as a senior expert and team leader on EU funded projects to establish competition law and policy in Montenegro, including training key stakeholders. His impressive track record also included serving as a member of the defence team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Milos’s clients include a number of major global pharmaceuticals companies, as well as other well-known international names.
Rados Kastratovic is one of the most prominent Montenegrin lawyers in the fields of privatisation, foreign investment and real estate development. He has handled some of the most significant privatisations and real estate transactions in Montenegro. Career highlights, for example, include advising Deutsche Bank on the granting of credit facilities for private investment in energy sector development projects. He is also an expert in international business and private law, encompassing privatisation, M&A, project finance, banking and general commercial law matters.
Andrej Savin is of counsel at NSTLAW and is a leading lawyer in the fields of IT law and data protection, as well as having heavyweight experience in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution.
Professor Savin, has a highly international background with experience in Serbian, EU and UK legal
matters. His leading reputation is also demonstrated by the fact that he currently teaches at Copenhagen Business School and at Copenhagen University, following a previous role teaching at the Law Faculty of Cambridge University. His unique legal background and experience enables him to advise on matters across a wide spectrum of EU and international commercial law.
Sara Pendjer is an independent attorney at law qualified in Serbia, working in cooperation with NSTLAW. After taking her first degree at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, she also completed an LL.M in international business law at the Central European University in Budapest and a master’s degree in European Integration at the University of Belgrade.
She advises both international and domestic corporates on dispute resolution (including litigation and ADR), privatisation, M&A and procurement. She is fluent in business English and has excellent French.
Sara is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association (since June 2013) and the Arbitration Association in Serbia (since January 2017).
Tijana Kovacevic is an attorney at law who acts for international and domestic clients on corporate M&A, regularly advising on cross-border transactions, including complex acquisitions involving both share and asset deals. She is also highly experienced in commercial, banking and finance, energy and tax law, as well as advising on intellectual property matters.
Tijana also provides pro bono assistance to clients in the not for profit sector. She is fluent in English and joined the Belgrade Bar Association in 2015.
Ivan Miletic is an attorney at law with a focus on commercial matters, corporate M&A, dispute resolution, enforcement, real estate, and labour and employment law. He regularly works on major projects and other large assignments for both international and domestic corporate clients.
Ivan completed his LLM at the University of Belgrade, specialising in business law within Judicial-Administrative Profile. He is a member of the Serbian Bar Association and is fluent in English.
Dusan Djordjevic is an attorney at law at NSTLAW with a focus on litigation, insolvency, banking and finance, energy and real estate law. He regularly acts as part of our due diligence teams on substantial M&A and NPL deals, and plays a key role in arbitration proceedings and employment disputes handled by the firm.
Dusan obtained his LL.B. from the University of Belgrade. He is fluent in English and has conversational Spanish.
Mitar Simonovic joined NSTLAW as an associate in 2016 and has worked on numerous international and national matters, with a focus on restructuring and insolvency, real estate, employment, commercial litigation, debt collection and administrative procedures, as well as other areas of general commercial law.
Mitar obtained his LL.B. degree from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. During his studies he held an internship at the Third Basic Court in Belgrade, and also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the First National Moot Court Competition in the field of Protection against Discrimination, as a member of the University of Belgrade’s team.
Mitar is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association. He is fluent in English.
Katarina Maletic is an associate at NSTLAW and acts for international and domestic corporate clients on dispute resolution (including litigation and ADR), tax, employment, real estate, debt collection and corporate matters.
She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2016 and is currently finishing her LL.M. studies at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Legal-Economic Department.
During her studies Katarina participated in a Moot Court Competition in Anti-discrimination held by the Serbian Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, while her research on the topic of “Legislative framework and the standards of organic production in Serbia and the European Union” was published in Law and Economy journal in 2016. As an undergraduate, Katarina’s internships included roles at UniCredit Bank in Belgrade and the Higher Court in Belgrade.
Katarina is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association. She is fluent in English.
Jelena Zivkovic is an associate at NSTLAW who acts for domestic and international corporate clients on corporate M&A, dispute resolution, real estate, employment, debt collection and other corporate matters.
Jelena completed her bachelor studies at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, where she also completed LL.M in international business law. During her master studies, she spent her second semester as an exchange student at the Faculty of Bialystok, Poland. She also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a member of the University of Belgrade’s team.
Jelena is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association. She is fluent in English.
Ljiljana is our office manager/paralegal and has significant experience of working as a translator and interpreter in the field of law, as well as accounting and auditing, making her a valuable addition to our international team. She worked on USAID funded projects for legal reform in the Republic of Serbia, where she was responsible for translating several key laws. Ljiljana has also worked on the translation of international standards of auditing and accounting, as well as having a broader background in banking and finance and human rights translating.