Živković Samardžić Lawyers recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

by ZS Law

Živković Samardžić is truly delighted to learn about rankings in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2024 directory. The office has been ranked across a diverse set of practice areas and our lawyers have been recognized as great professionals.

Miloš Milošević, Partner has been recognized as a Leading Individual, while Ivan Ljubisavljević, Partner as a Next Generation Partner, for their Dispute Resolution work. 

Dispute Resolution team has also been recognized as consistently handling high-stakes commercial cases before the Serbian and Montenegrin courts, Živković & Samardžić Law Office acts for several domestic investment banks and insurance companies on an ongoing basis. The firm is home to experts in litigation and enforcement work, along with restructuring, reorganisation and insolvency proceedings. The career of Miloš Milošević includes being a civil law appellate chamber judge at the Belgrade District Court, while Ivan Ljubisavljević is a banking and finance litigation specialist. Civil litigation practitioner Tihomir Vlaović provides additional support.

One of the client testimonials are: ‘Expertise and experience make this team stand out by comparison to other firms.’, ‘Miloš Milošević is great for his understanding of banks’ business and aspirations.’

Additionally, Danka Draško has been recognized as a Rising Star for her Employment work, while the Employment team praised for being particularly active in advising on redundancies, reorganizations, union negotiations, employment disputes and executive terminations, to amendments of working conditions and disciplinary procedures

Client impressions were: ‘They are precise, efficient and professional in every way, and they respect tight deadlines.’, ‘Lawyers from this firm are interested in each client individually, knowing in detail the client’s organisation and type of work, as well as its business needs.

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

Commercial, Corporate and M&A department led by partners Sava Pavlović and Branislav Živković is known as exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced, acting for major commercial, financial and industrial businesses on complex business transactions. According to clients, “This team is truly impressive. They are incredibly focused and experienced, and their approach is remarkably flexible and innovative“, and “Clients highly value the excellent communication between lawyers and clients, as well as the team’s proactive engagement with them”.

The Competition practice is also recognized by the Legal 500, while Živković Samardžić is highlighted as a firm worth watching in the field of Real Estate and Construction practice. This practice is led by Uroš Đorđević, who has longstanding experience in real estate projects and project finance, as well as infrastructure and procurement contracts, however, he is supported by Srđan Zerdo, whose commercial real estate focus covers investment sales and acquisitions, property developments, FIDIC contracts, hotel operation agreements, and property joint ventures.

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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