What the team is known for
Top-tier disputes team with a wide-ranging caseload that includes high-end commercial disputes and international arbitration. Acts for respondents and claimants on a number of investor-state litigations. Also assists with shareholder disputes. Experienced in representing both private companies from the financial sector and government clients in high-end cases. Well-versed to handle disputes in a number of jurisdictions in the region either from the Belgrade office or by working with their colleagues in Vienna.
One impressed client enthuses: "They are as sharp as a needle," and further praises "their immediate understanding of our needs."
Another client highlights the lawyers' pragmatic approach, saying: "They think outside of the box," and adds: "They are very creative and solution-oriented professionals. They understand our business and when we have a problem, they give us a solution, they don't just quote the law. We trust them and their legal judgement."
Represented Sberbank across Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia in relation to its EUR1.3 billion claim against Agrokor and its affiliates.
Jelena Bezarević Pajić
assists both corporates and sovereign states with a variety of matters, including post-acquisition litigations, investor-state disputes and pre-arbitration proceedings. One client describes her as a "dedicated"
lawyer who is "able to grasp very complex issues quickly with deep understanding and a pragmatic approach."
Nataša Lalatović Đorđević
represents foreign corporates in both high-profile arbitration proceedings and commercial disputes. Clients describe her as "extremely knowledgeable, very analytical and very creative,"
and add: "She has excellent research skills, amazing people skills, is always keen to provide help and is a great person to work with."
advises clients active across the oil and gas, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors on domestic and cross-border disputes. Sources are impressed by Sumar's enthusiasm, with one describing her as "a great lawyer."