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Dispute Resolution Law Firm in Serbia

If you have a problem requiring legal action, our team can assist you in analysing risk, managing disputes and seeking constructive solutions in your best interests. CMS´s sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators or arbitration specialists but business-minded problem solvers. Using our global experience and local knowledge, we can safeguard your interests before state courts, arbitral tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution.

We can handle your dispute across almost any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

If you want your dispute to stay out of court or arbitration, we can guide you tactically in achieving this. We routinely act in all business areas before state courts and as counsel in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. Our partners also regularly act as arbitrators.

A further risk you may face is the threat of an external investigation amid allegations of corporate wrongdoing. Our specialists can support you 24/7 through sensitive investigations by criminal and regulatory authorities, including negotiating settlements where appropriate.

22/03/2021
CMS made it to the Arbitration Powerlist 2021 of Legal500
The Arbitration Powerlist: Central and Eastern Europe showcases the leading practitioners working in a broad sweep of countries, stretching from Austria and Poland to the Baltic Nations and down to Serbia...

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12/07/2024
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...
07/05/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
09/02/2024
Oil & Gas: English court restrains foreign JOA proceedings in breach of...
In The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited v Sunlink Energies and Resources Limited [2023] EWHC 3135 (Comm), the English Commercial Court demonstrated its willingness to ensure that...
08/01/2024
Justice in the Digital Age: Exploring AI’s Role in International Arbitration
IntroductionThe use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in international arbitration has been a topic of debate and discussion long before the launch of chatbot ChatGPT in late November 2022.  Indisputably...
15/12/2023
Oil & Gas Disputes Survey 2023
Our Oil and Gas Disputes Survey 2023 has highlighted that regulator activity, environmental issues and global economic and political challenges are seen by those in the oil & gas industry to be driving...
04/12/2023
Hague 2019 and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – a welcome...
UK Government confirms entry into Hague 2019On 23 November 2023 it was confirmed that the UK government will sign the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments...
08/11/2023
CMS Life Sciences Vital Signs, Winter 2023
2023 has seen some significant legal developments impacting the life sciences industry, and as we look ahead to 2024, there are several important developments which we would like to keep our clients informed...
14/08/2023
CMS Expert Guide to Digital Litigation in Serbia
1. Describe the state of digitalisation of the civil justice system in your jurisdiction in general. The digitalisation of the Serbian civil justice system has been a slow process and only a small portion...
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31/05/2023
UPC – the “Long-arm” jurisdiction
UPC Long-arm jurisdictionWith the UPC set to open its doors on 1 June 2023, just how far might its reach extend?Unless a European patent has been opted out of the UPC, the national courts and the UPC...
09/03/2023
Security for costs in enforcement proceedings in Germany – The German Federal...
Pursuant to Sec. 110 of the German Civil Procedure Code (ZPO), claimants who do not have their habitual place of residence in a member state of the EU/the EEA can be ordered to provide security for the...
20/02/2023
Sunrise period of the Unified Patent Court to begin 1 March
After the final version of the UPC Rules of Procedure had been adopted and the judges of the UPC had been selected and appointed, the start of the Sunrise Period, originally planned for 1 January 2023...
08/02/2023
Nenad Kovačević promoted to Partner at CMS Belgrade
8 February 2023Our senior dispute resolution expert at CMS Belgrade and CMS Podgorica, Nenad Kovačević, has been promoted to Partner. Nenad Kovačević has been a valuable member of CMS team since 2013. Following his studies and several distinguished traineeship programs with UN and EU institutions in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, he joined CMS and has since advised many international clients operating in various industries, guiding them through complex court and out-of-court proceedings to reach the most efficient resolution of their disputes. Nenad assists domestic and foreign clients and represents them in civil litigation, enforcement and criminal proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, labour-related dispute proceedings, out-of-court disputes, as well as arbitration proceedings. He has extensive experience in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings in both Serbia and Montenegro, as well as in international commercial arbitration cases.  Not only is Nenad a skilled litigator and arbitrator, but he also has an admirable track record as a compliance specialist, assisting multinational companies mitigate risk through effective compliance programmes, anti-bribery and anti-corruption efforts and anti-money laundering activ­it­ies. Nen­ad’s colleague and mentor, Nedeljko Velisavljević, CEE Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at CMS Belgrade and CMS Podgorica, says: “Nenad has been a hard-working, devoted and committed member of our dispute resolution team for years. His promotion is a great achievement and will serve to drive further the growth of our team and the entire firm.“  “Nen­ad’s expertise and dedication to his clients have made him a trusted advisor and we are proud to have him on board as a Partner”, says Radivoje Petrikić, Managing Partner at CMS Belgrade and CMS Podgorica. “His promotion is a testament to his hard work as a team member and commitment to providing the highest quality legal services to cli­ents.” Con­grat­u­la­tions to Nenad on his new role and continued success at CMS!