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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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Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
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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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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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Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
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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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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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Memberships & Roles

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Belgrade Arbitration Center/Arbitration Association
more less

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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29/07/2021
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...
28/07/2021
In­ter­im meas­ures in Ser­bia
1. AP­PLIC­ABLE LAW 1.1.1 The pro­vi­sions of the En­force­ment and Se­cur­ity Code (ESC) re­lat­ing to se­cur­ity meas­ures, which in­clude in­ter­im meas­ures, rep­res­ent a gen­er­al set of rules sup­ple­men­ted by the...
15/04/2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? No, Ser­bi­an law does not con­tain a leg­al defin­i­tion of con­sequen­tial loss. This term is also sel­dom, if ever, used in the ju­di­cial...
03/02/2021
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...
Comparable
05/10/2020
Re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law in Ser­bia
1. What is the primary le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings in your jur­is­dic­tion? The primary piece of le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency in Ser­bia is the Ser­bi­an In­solv­ency...
Comparable
05/05/2020
Ser­bia: Ar­bit­ra­tion – Jus­ti­fied Fear of Cost or Un­jus­ti­fied Lack of Un­der­stand­ing...
Over the last sev­er­al years, ar­bit­ra­tion has be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar in the SEE re­gion, primar­ily in more com­plex com­mer­cial agree­ments, al­though cli­ents are still try­ing to fully un­der­stand its be­ne­fits...
29/04/2020
Ar­bit­ra­tion – Jus­ti­fied Fear of Cost or Un­jus­ti­fied Lack of Un­der­stand­ing...
​Nedeljko Vel­is­avljević, Part­ner, and Nen­ad Kovačević, At­tor­ney-at-Law, both CMS Bel­grade, pub­lished an art­icle ​on ar­bit­ra­tion, a prac­tice that has be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar in the SEE re­gion.Read...
27/03/2020
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...
23/03/2020
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...
23/03/2020
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...
29/11/2019
CMS Bel­grade hosts Un­der 40 sec­tion of Ar­bit­ra­tion As­so­ci­ation and ICC...
On 22 Novem­ber 2019, CMS Bel­grade hos­ted a de­bate or­gan­ised by the Un­der 40 sec­tion of the Ar­bit­ra­tion As­so­ci­ation and the ICC Young Ar­bit­rat­ors For­um on the ca­reer de­vel­op­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial...
01/07/2019
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...