Živković Samardžić Lawyers and Practice Groups Recognized by Legal 500 EMEA 2022

by ZS Law

Živković Samardžić is humbled and proud of our rankings in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2022 directory. The firm has been ranked across diverse set of practice areas and our partners recognized as professional and well organised lawyers with extensive knowledge and analytical skills. 

Miloš Milošević, Partner has been recognized as a Leading Individual, and Ivan Ljubisavljević, Partner as a Next Generation Partner, for their Dispute Resolution work. Živković & Samardzić Law Office’s lawyers “regularly represents domestic and foreign clients from the banking, media, telecoms and pharma sectors. In addition to its track record in heavyweight commercial disputes before the Serbian and Montenegrin courts, the group appears in investment treaty arbitration.” Some of the client testimonials include following: “An excellent team that is made up of highly skilled individuals.”, with “Each lawyer is a highly professional individual with exceptional knowledge of the law and extensive experience.”, stating that “They are skilled in analysing legal issues in a short time, and provide the client with adequate professional advice and assistance.”

Ana Popović, Partner has been recognized as a Next Generation Partner for her Employment work and her team praised for being particularly active in advising on redundancies, management reorganisations, union negotiations, employment dispute resolution and executive terminations. The team also has expertise in the documenting of work condition amendments, disciplinary procedures, and assisting foreign management with immigration law matters. The Legal 500 directory quotes some of the client testimonials, according to which “I enjoy working with this firm – this is a complex jurisdiction and they are pragmatic and commercial with their advice.”, “The employment practice of this firm is outstanding. It is very well staffed, with experts who go the extra mile to provide sound and reliable advice.”, with“Great collaboration, client relations and response speeds.”

Other ranked practice areas include Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Competition and Real Estate and Construction. 

Commercial, Corporate and M&A team is described as the one that consistently handles complex business transactions, as well as providing strategic corporate advice to both national and international commercial, financial and industrial enterprises in Serbia. Jointly heading up the group are Partners Branislav Živković, who is cross-border transactions expert, TMT deal expert Nebojša Samardžić, and Igor Živkovski, “a great lawyer with brilliant ideas”. According to some of the quoted client testimonials, the team “is very practical, and understands how to get things done quickly and easily without compromising on risk”, with “dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced professionals, who give very direct and useful advice, which is very much appreciated.” Their clients also “appreciate their deep knowledge of the local market and breadth of experience.”

Živković Samardžić Competition practice is described as “full of innovative and creative staff, who are very professional and available”, with team members “who are able to respond promptly to every client requirement”. The competition team has substantial experience of handling local Serbian and regional filing procedures for complex, multi-jurisdictional mergers in the electronic communications, broadcasting, energy and financial services sectors. Directory quotes client testimonials as follows: “When working on a project, the team always includes both partners and associates, which allows the associates to grow through handling large mandates and gain knowledge and experience for the future.”, as well as “Their understanding of the market is a great advantage.” Practice head, Slobodan Kremenjak, Partner is lauded for having “the track record which includes a number of landmark competition cases.”

The Legal 500 Series, now in its 33rd year, is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, where firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit, considering various factors such as capabilities of the team and the law firm in general, the complexity and the variety of the performed work, with a great emphasis on client feedback.

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