Our Law Office is widely recognized as pre-eminent in the field of international arbitration and has extensive experience before all major arbitral institutions and arbitration rules.
Our experience in arbitrations before the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, the arbitral institution most frequently used for the resolution of significant international commercial disputes, is unsurpassed. We also appear regularly before regional and national arbitral institutions such as UNICITRAL ad hoc Arbitrations, Czech and Serbian Foreign Trade Arbitrations, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, GAFTA, Grain and Feed Trade Association Arbitration, The Refined Sugar Association Arbitration London, Arbitration of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce, the Vienna Center (VIAC), BAT.
Moreover, Mr. Rajko Ignjačević is, due to his immense knowledge in the field of arbitration law, the arbitrator from the Panel of Arbitrators before the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration of Serbian Chamber of Commerce as well as an arbitrator.
The members of our arbitration team are ranked among the best arbitration practitioners in Serbia and the region. Our members regularly serve as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, and chairpersons of arbitral tribunals, as well as counsels to the parties in arbitrations in any seat.
The quality, size, and experience of our international arbitration team allow us to handle large and complex cases.
In addition to representing clients in contentious settings, we also regularly counsel clients with regard to arbitration clauses in international contracts and treaties.
Our position at the forefront of litigation practice in Serbia is long established. We are widely respected for our extensive experience and expertise in litigation representing various major organizations. We specialize in a wide range of commercial actions and in judicial review, in construction and commercial disputes, personal injury cases, professional negligence and defamation cases. Increasingly, clients are exposed to a wider range of litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures. We will act for you whether you are initiating or defending an action, including claims of maximum severity or value.
Our Law Office provides a broad range of corporate and business services to publicly held corporations and private businesses. In many cases, we serve as general counsel for corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life – from the original establishment of the enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Our corporate practice is broad and often intersects with closely related practices – particularly tax, corporate transactions, and securities.
We are active in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. As well, we counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors.
The Law Office has many practice areas within the umbrella of our corporate services. They include all aspects of banking and finance; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; leasing; intellectual property; labor and employment; securities and capital markets; and insurance, among others.
We are involved in all aspects of corporate governance, including director and officer liability. We represent corporations in structuring their initial capitalization and in ongoing corporate financing transactions utilizing a wide range of public and private debt and equity instruments.
Our insolvency department is actively involved in receiverships and liquidations, which form a substantial part of this department’s work. We advise receivers, trustees and liquidators in this area of practice.
We have had the opportunity to advise and/or represent in court famous visual or musical artists and actors, top record labels, major sport event organizations and fashion designers. Further, we advise corporate clients and individuals in relation with intellectual property, such as trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights.
In Serbia we intervene to protect trademarks, designs and copyrights. We have experience in provisional and interim measures to protect client’s rights. We assist in enforcing foreign judgments in relation to license rights, trademarks or broadcast sporting events.
We deliver high quality, commercial advice on all aspects of the employment relationship – from recruitment through to retirement. We have a fully integrated team of specialist advisers who are able to provide comprehensive advice on the day-to-day, transactional and contentious issues that our clients face.
We recognize management of people is key to business success. We work with clients to respond immediately to all workplace issues and provide solutions which are tailored to and appropriate for our clients’ commercial objectives, people strategies and culture. We appreciate the need to maintain constructive employment relationships with all stakeholders.
We use our experience and knowledge to anticipate problems and deliver innovative solutions. Where possible, we help turn a problem into an opportunity.
We have an impressive track record assisting clients in all aspects of workplace relations, including industrial relations, incentives, pensions, discrimination, boardroom appointments and departures, and executive remuneration and benefits and corporate governance issues. We offer our clients the complete suite of employment law services – strategic development, advice, advocacy and workplace training.
We are experienced in an extensive list of tax-related issues, positioning the firm as the legal practice of choice for clients who recognize the value of thorough representation on tax-sensitive issues.
Our Tax team is experienced in:
Tax controversies and tax litigation
Mergers and acquisitions
International and transfer pricing
State and local taxes
Tax policy matters
Our Tax team in cooperation with CIF (www.cif.co.rs) has extensive experience in all facets of tax controversy resolution, from audit to appeals to competent authority relief, including litigation when an acceptable settlement is not forthcoming from taxing authorities.
We are involved in many of the leading cases, whether relating to general crime, serious fraud, financial services investigations, bribery offences, money laundering, internal and corporate investigations and health and safety investigations.
Our criminal defense lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for our skill in providing strategic, sensible and practical criminal law advice and for our ability to keep potentially high profile cases out of the public eye.
People come to us when they are in trouble. They trust us to advise them throughout each stage of investigations and deliver the best result for them.
Throughout our extensive private client practice we recognize the need for a prompt, efficient and flexible service. Our relationship with you is based on personal contact and an understanding of the importance of your needs.
Our range of private clients illustrates the diversity of Serbian life – including individuals, families, the elderly, trustees, trust corporations and entrepreneurs.
Law Office provides an extensive range to its private clients, including wills, administration of estates, trusts and inheritance tax planning, residential conveyancing and family matters.