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Nedeljko Velisavljević

CEE Partner I Belgrade

Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz d.o.o.
Bulevar Džordža Vašingtona 3/22
Entrance V, Unit 9
81000 Podgorica
Languages Serbian, English

Nedeljko Velisavljević is an experienced lawyer who joined CMS Belgrade in 2004. Prior to that, he worked at two renowned Serbian law firms, successfully representing international clients in various legal fields. He received his LL.M. degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade. Nedeljko Velisavljević is head of the CMS Dispute Resolution team and is recognised as one of the leading litigation lawyers in Serbia.

He has gained extensive experience in litigation proceedings, dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring matters, white-collar defense & investigation matters, advising a number of companies with regard to potential and pending disputes, representing them before the courts of Serbia and Montenegro and other authorities. He advises clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including real estate, construction, banking and finance, lifesciences, consumer products, IT, technology, etc.

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“We are very happy with Nedeljko Velisavljević,” enthuses one client, adding: “He is always on top of our case and knows all the details. He always keeps us fully up to date with proceedings, too.”

Chambers 2015

Practice head Nedeljko Velisavljević is a well-respected litigator. He acts on behalf of an impressive client list which includes Delhaize Group, Ball Packaging Europe and Henkel.

Chambers 2014

Nedeljko Velisavljević has a "very serious and systematic approach. He does a lot of preparation for each case in advance, and ensures he has an overall understanding of the subject. He is also a pleasant person, which makes people comfortable working with him."

Chambers and Partners 2017

Practice head Nedeljko Velisavljević is an experienced disputes lawyer who advises clients across a broad range of industries on contentious issues. Lately, this includes acting for IBM on corporate and labour-related cases.

Chambers and Partners 2016

Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
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  • 1999 – Belgrade University, Faculty of Law (Serbia)
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Class ac­tions in Ser­bia
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
CMS strengthens its lead­er­ship team in CEE
Nedeljko Vel­is­avljević pro­moted to CEE Part­ner
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Ser­bia
Ar­bit­ra­tion is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar as a way of resolv­ing com­mer­cial dis­putes. However, ar­bit­ra­tion is still most com­mon in agree­ments gov­ern­ing in­ter­na­tion­al busi­ness re­la­tions, where there...
CMS made it to the Ar­bit­ra­tion Power­l­ist 2021 of Leg­al500
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CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
We are de­lighted to present the sixth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
Cov­id-19 busi­ness crim­in­al law and oth­er is­sues in Ser­bia
1. Could your busi­ness face crim­in­al (or ad­min­is­trat­ive) li­ab­il­ity for ex­pos­ure or risk of ex­pos­ure to COV­ID-19 to (1) staff or (2) busi­ness part­ners and the pub­lic, un­der ex­ist­ing laws or new meas­ures...
Ef­fects of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on the func­tion­ing of court sys­tems in...
Gov­ern­ments and pub­lic au­thor­it­ies are tak­ing fur­ther meas­ures in or­der to slow down the spread­ing of COV­ID-19. The meas­ures, of course, also af­fect civil (in­cl. in­solv­ency), crim­in­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive...
Ser­bi­an court sys­tem ad­opts meas­ures in re­sponse to COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic
As with most coun­tries, Ser­bia has in­tro­duced vari­ous meas­ures for com­bat­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, in­clud­ing im­ple­ment­ing changes to the op­er­a­tion of the Ser­bi­an court sys­tem. These changes, which...
Montenegro court sys­tem un­der­goes meas­ures dur­ing COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic
As with most coun­tries, Montenegro has in­tro­duced vari­ous meas­ures for com­bat­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, in­clud­ing spe­cial meas­ures to the court sys­tem is­sued by the Su­preme Court of Montenegro. These...
Ser­bia no longer un­der FATF Anti Money Laun­der­ing mon­it­or­ing
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) fol­low­ing the FAT­F's ses­sion...
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...
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...