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Nenad Kovačević

Attorney-at-Law

Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Languages Serbian, Croatian, English, German
Dispute Resolution

In his practice, Nenad Kovačević primarily focuses on dispute resolution and bankruptcy proceedings where he offers wide-ranging legal advice regarding legal disputes and representation in civil litigation proceedings and arbitration proceedings to domestic and foreign clients.

Nenad Kovačević has an extensive experience as a litigator proving himself in different types of proceedings before national and international competent tribunals (administrative proceedings, commercial disputes, arbitrations etc.)

He has also has broad experience with bankruptcy proceedings and reorganization of companies, having the interest of the clients he represents as his top priority.

During his time with CMS Belgrade he has advised numerous clients regarding ongoing dispute as well as in pre-litigation steps such as concluding settlements and analysis of dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements. He is very active in numerous business association, following work of working committees on relevant legislations and EU integration process of Serbia as a founder of well-established blog on EU-integration process.

Nenad Kovačević joined CMS Belgrade in 2013, after graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (L.L.B.) and completing the Master of European Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.). During and after his studies, he also completed several distinguished traineeship programs with UN and EU institutions.

"I understand that my role as a lawyer who deals with dispute resolution is not only to provide best possible representation of my clients' interests before courts and arbitrations but also to provide them full legal assistance with their business in order to avoid the litigation in the first place."

"Although always acting upon instructions by the clients, pro-active approach and thinking ahead and providing client with the viable alternatives is always a quality that is highly appreciated by our clients."

"Travelling and leisure activities are a must for boosting creative process, this is not the time spent in vain it is an investment needed to make a successful attorney."

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Education

  • 2015 – Bar Admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2012 – Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.).
  • 2011 – University of Belgrade (Serbia), Faculty of Law (L.L.B.)
  • 2010 – American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in cooperation with Georgetown university (Prague, Czech Republic) (non-degree)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
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Corporate/M&A

Nenad Kovačević joined CMS Belgrade in 2013, after graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (L.L.B.) and completing the Master of European Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.). During and after his studies, he also completed several distinguished traineeship programs with UN and EU institutions.

Nenad Kovačević has advised many international clients on establishing their business presence in Serbia and on related corporate matters. He has also contributed to major CMS Belgrade projects and participated in large-scale M&A transactions in Serbia.

Additionally to his extensive dispute resolution practice, he also covers all aspect of corporate law offering client full service regarding minor and more challenging corporate operations, proving that his experience as a litigator can be quite useful for providing full support with corporate changes and contract analysis.

He also advises clients in general matters of corporate law and competition and EU law providing professional legal advices to international and local clients from various industries on their most complex and significant legal transactions. He is very active in numerous business association, following work of working committees on relevant legislations and EU integration process of Serbia as a founder of well-established blog on EU-integration process.

"Although always acting upon instructions by the clients, pro-active approach and thinking ahead and providing client with the viable alternatives is always a quality that is highly appreciated by our clients."

"Travelling and leisure activities are a must for boosting creative process, this is not the time spent in vain it is an investment needed to make a successful attorney."

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Education

  • 2015 – Bar Admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2012 – Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.).
  • 2011 – University of Belgrade (Serbia), Faculty of Law (L.L.B.)
  • 2010 – American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in cooperation with Georgetown university (Prague, Czech Republic) (non-degree)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
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Competition & EU

Nenad Kovačević joined CMS Belgrade in 2013, after graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (L.L.B.) and completing the Master of European Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.). During and after his studies, he also completed several distinguished traineeship programs with UN and EU institutions.

Nenad Kovačević has extensive experience in advising international clients on various competition matters, having in mind rapid changes in this field on Serbian market. Nenad Kovačević has also advised many international clients on establishing their business presence in Serbia and on related competition and antitrust aspects.

Additionally to his extensive dispute resolution and corporate practice, he also covers aspect of competition and antitrust law offering client full service regarding various spectre of competition and antitrust issue, proving that his experience as a litigator can be quite useful for providing full support with corporate changes and competition aspects involved therein.

He also advises clients in general matters of competition and antitrust as well as EU law providing professional legal advices to international and local clients from various industries on their most complex and significant legal transactions. He is very active in numerous business association, following work of working committees on relevant legislations and EU integration process of Serbia as a founder of well-established blog on EU-integration process.

"Although always acting upon instructions by the clients, pro-active approach and thinking ahead and providing client with the viable alternatives is always a quality that is highly appreciated by our clients"

"Travelling and leisure activities are a must for boosting creative process, this is not the time spent in vain it is an investment needed to make a successful attorney"

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Education

  • 2015 – Bar Admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2012 – Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn (M.A.).
  • 2011 – University of Belgrade (Serbia), Faculty of Law (L.L.B.)
  • 2010 – American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in cooperation with Georgetown university (Prague, Czech Republic) (non-degree)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
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published by the Association of Internal Auditors of Serbia
Anti-cor­rup­tion art­icle pub­lished by Nen­ad Kovačević...
21/01/2019
New amend­ments to Law on Court Fees - the grand re­turn of ADR?
On 23 Decem­ber 2018, Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment passed the Act on Amend­ments of the Law on Court Fees that is ap­plic­able as of 1 Janu­ary 2019. As of this date, the parties will be ex­empt from pay­ing all court fees provid­ing that un­til the con­clu­sion of the first.
25/01/2018
Com­pli­ance in Ser­bia
21/12/2018
New amend­ments to Bank­ruptcy Law - the end of year­long re­form of Ser­bi­an...
On 7 Decem­ber 2018, Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment passed yet an­oth­er Act on Amend­ments of Bank­ruptcy Law that will be ap­plic­able as of 1 Janu­ary 2019.   These changes make the third change of the Bank­ruptcy Law in less then a year.
01/01/2018
Lit­ig­ate. Ar­bit­rate. Re­solve.
Bro­chure Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion
01/03/2018
Ser­bi­an Crim­in­al Code amended pro­vi­sions in re­la­tion to white-col­lar...
Fol­low­ing ad­op­tion of amend­ments to the Ser­bi­an Crim­in­al Code (“Code”) as well the Law on Or­gan­iz­a­tion and Jur­is­dic­tion of State Bod­ies in Com­bat­ing Or­gan­ized Crime, Ter­ror­ism and Cor­rup­tion (“Law on Or­gan­ized Crime”) en­acted by Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment in late 2016,.
14/12/2016
Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment ad­opts the Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al...
27/02/2018
Ser­bia iden­ti­fied as jur­is­dic­tion that has stra­tegic AML/CFT de­fi­cien­cies
As part of its on-go­ing re­view of com­pli­ance with the anti-money laun­der­ing/ com­bat­ing the fin­an­cing of ter­ror­ism (AML/CFT) stand­ards, the Fin­an­cial Ac­tion Task Force (FATF) iden­ti­fied Ser­bia, along oth­er coun­tries, as jur­is­dic­tions that has stra­tegic AML/CFT.
20/12/2017
The Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment passed a new Law on Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing...
On 14 Decem­ber 2017, the Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment passed a new Law on Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing and Fin­an­cing of Ter­ror­ism (“Law”). The main reas­on for the ad­op­tion of the new Law, in which more than half of the art­icles were changed, is the need to har­mon­ize.
09/12/2016
The con­clu­sion of re­strict­ive agree­ment in­tro­duced as a crim­in­al of­fence...
On 23 Novem­ber 2016 Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al Code as well as a set of ju­di­cial laws. 1. Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al Code Apart from in­tro­du­cing some minor changes to the gen­er­al pro­vi­sions of the Crim­in­al Code and crim­in­al.
08/12/2016
Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment ad­opts the Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al Code and...
On 23 Novem­ber 2016 Ser­bi­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted set of ju­di­cial laws: (1) the Amend­ments to the Crim­in­al Code (“Code”), (2) the Amend­ments to the Law on Seizure and Con­fis­ca­tion of the Pro­ceeds from Crime, (3) the Law on Or­gan­iz­a­tion and Jur­is­dic­tion of State.