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Meet Our Team

Djurdje Ninkovic, LL.B. (Belgrade), P.G.Dip. (London), Kokkalis Program (Harvard)
Mirjana Ninkovic, Dipl.ing. (Belgrade), C.Eng. MIEE (England)
Olga Serb Gretic, LL.B. (Belgrade)
Ivan Krsikapa, LL.B. (Belgrade)
Dejan Ducic, LL.B. (Belgrade)
Dusica Knezevic, LL.B. (Belgrade)
Jasmina Nikolic, Dipl.ing. (Belgrade)
Aleksandra Stojanovic, B.A. (Belgrade), B.A. (Turin)
Natasa Andjelkovic,LL.B. (Belgrade)

External associates and consultants:

Dejan Ninkovic, LL.B. (Belgrade), LL.M. (UCL), CPE & LPC (College of Law)
Marko Ninkovic LL.B. (Hons.) (LSE), LL.M. (Kent), LPC (College of Law)
Borjana Subotic LL.B. (Banja Luka)

Djurdje Ninkovic has more than 30 years experience providing legal advice and representation to domestic and international clients.

Djurdje graduated in law from Belgrade University in 1964 and immediately commenced work as a trainee advocate with a well known Belgrade law firm. Having completed his training in Yugoslavia, he undertook further study at University College London where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in International Air Law in 1968. He was then employed as an articled clerk with a firm of solicitors in London between 1968 and 1970 after which he returned to Belgrade to join the family practice headed by his father.

In the 1970s and 80s Djurdje developed a particular expertise in commercial law, insurance law, civil litigation, international private law and aviation law. He has handled many of the liability insurance and reinsurance exposures in Yugoslavia on behalf of the London Insurance Market, with a special focus on aviation. For example, he was instructed to represent British Airways and their insurers following the mid air collision over Zagreb in 1976 and has continued to act for Lloyd’s and the London Insurance Market as a correspondent lawyer for more than 30 years.

Djurdje has significant civil litigation and dispute resolution experience having represented domestic and international clients in a number of significant matters before the Serbian courts. He has been successful in a number of cases before the Belgrade Commercial Court and before the Supreme Court of Serbia. He has also represented clients in several high profile international arbitrations and at settlement conferences and negotiations in multi jurisdictional disputes.

His corporate and commercial law experience includes advising numerous international financial institutions on proposed loans to Serbian companies and advising international clients wishing to invest in Serbia. He is an acknowledged expert in providing advice to international companies on opening local representative offices, setting up local operations, undertaking joint ventures, participating in privatisations and mergers and acquisitions.
Between 1993 and 2000 Djurdje was based in the UK offering consultancy services in Serbian commercial law and international private law. He became an Affiliate Member of the Law Society of England and Wales and acted as Serbian law expert in proceedings in England and Switzerland, as well as continuing to provide advice and representation to international clients on all aspects of Serbian law in conjunction with the Belgrade office.
In the 1990s Djurdje was an active member of the Serbian pro-democracy opposition and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Kokkalis Leadership Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 2000. Following democratic regime change in Serbia in October 2000 he served as Deputy Minister of Justice in the Government of the Republic of Serbia in 2001. Over this period he was Chairman of the Government Law Reform Committee preparing the draft Law on the Regulation of Courts and also chaired several other Government Law Reform Committees.

He has published a number of articles in both international and Serbian journals and has presented papers at conferences in Serbia and abroad. Djurdje has also given numerous interviews to Serbian and international media, including TV and radio. In 1991-92 he was elected Secretary of the Yugoslav-British Law Association in Belgrade. In 1993 he joined the British South Slav States Law Association in London and served on the Committee between 1994 and 1999. He has also served as a non-executive director on the board of a major Serbian company between 2002 and 2005.

His current practice focuses on privatisation transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial law, as well as representing clients in major litigation before the Serbian courts. In 2005 Djurdje was appointed to the Management Board of the Court of Arbitration in Belgrade. Djurdje is fluent in both English and French.

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Mirjana Ninkovic has 25 years experience practicing as a registered patent and trademark attorney. She joined Ninkovic Law Office in 1980 after a career in design of electronic equipment and avionic systems.

She was previously a research engineer with a company in London and the Manager of the Avionics Engineering Department of JAT (Yugoslav Air Transport) before qualifying as a registered patent and trademark attorney. She has handled numerous Patent Applications, Trademark Applications, Registered Design Applications and enforcement of IP rights actions for domestic and international clients.

She currently represents clients from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.A. before the Intellectual Property Office in Belgrade. After the break-up of the Former Yugoslavia, Mirjana established a network of associates in Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania extending the firm's services to all these countries.

Her current practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property protection including obtaining patent and trademark registration and acting with regards to potential infringements. In October 2004 she was appointed the Secretary of the AIPPI National Group for Serbia. Mirjana is fluent in English and French.

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Olga Serb Gretic graduated in law from the University of Belgrade. She was admitted to practice in 1971. She also undertook a course of postgraduate study in International Trade Law at the University of Belgrade. Her main areas of practice include advising on international commercial law, Serbian commercial law, insurance law, civil litigation, commercial and company law and foreign investment law.

She has built up significant experience over the last 30 years in representing companies before Serbian courts (including the courts of all the former Yugoslav republics) in large-scale commercial litigation. Olga also has extensive experience in representing corporate clients before the courts of the Russian Federation, the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and various foreign trade arbitration courts including those of the Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, the Russian Federation, Romania and Bulgaria. She has been with the firm since 2001 and has gained significant experience in privatization transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Olga speaks fluent English and has a good command of French, German and Russian.

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Ivan Krsikapa graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1990 and was admitted to practice in 1993. Over the last 13 years, he has represented numerous Serbian and international companies in litigation before the Serbian courts and has provided advice on a number of high profile commercial transactions.

He has also gained substantial recent experience in privatization transactions and mergers and acquisitions having been with the firm since 2002. He specializes in civil litigation, commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and privatization. Ivan spent some time living and studying in Canada in the early 1990s and is fluent in English.

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Dejan Ducic completed his law degree at Belgrade University in 1981 and was admitted to practice in 1984. He has worked as an associate of Ninkovic Law Office for some 20 years advising and representing domestic and international clients in various civil litigation matters and commercial law transactions.

His main areas of practice include dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, environmental law and property law.

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Dusica Knezevic has a law degree from the University of Belgrade and more than 20 years experience in the area of corporate and commercial law having previously worked as chief in-house counsel for a major Serbian corporation.

She specializes in company law, corporate and commercial law, property law and civil litigation.

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Jasmina Nikolic has more than 28 years experience covering IP, academic and industrial research and appointments as a court appointed expert in numerous cases.

Jasmina graduated from the Faculty of Applied Chemistry at Belgrade University in 1979. Immediately after graduation she trained and worked as a patent attorney for more than four years. She particularly focused on patent applications in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals.

Following this period she then worked for a government research institute in Belgrade for more than 20 years in the Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, analysing methods like High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, X-ray Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy and others.

She has recently resumed work in the area of IP particularly focusing on patents and trademark protection. She began working with Ninkovic Law Office in 2006. She is fluent in English and has a good command of French.

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Aleksandra Stojanovic graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Belgrade in 2001, earning her second degree in Modern Languages and Literature (Spanish and Italian) at the Universities of Turin, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain in 2006.

Aleksandra became a member of the Association of Professional Translators of Serbia after completing a year-long course in scientific and court translating (English-Serbian, Serbian-English).

Aleksandra holds the position of Legal Translator at the Ninkovic Law Office.

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Natasa Andjelkovic has a law degree from Belgrade University and is admitted to practice as an Advocate.

Natasha was first employed as trainee lawyer in October 2005 and since 2008 she has been working as an associate with Ninkovic Law Office. She is experienced in commercial law, company law, civil litigation and intellectual property law. As well as being a member of the Serbian Bar Association, Natasha is a registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorney with the Serbian Intellectual Property Office. She is fluent in English.

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Dejan Ninkovic is an external consultant providing assistance on various commercial law cases particularly involving international transactions and representation of international clients. He is a qualified Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.

Dejan has a LL.B. law degree from the University of Belgrade and a LL.M. degree from UCL, University of London, specialising in International Commercial Law. He completed his legal training in England taking the CPE and LPC at the College of Law in Guildford and was employed as a Trainee Solicitor for a leading London litigation law firm. He then spent a number of years in practice working for a major international law firm based in London where he gained considerable international legal experience in commercial law matters and multi jurisdictional disputes. Dejan speaks Serbian and English.

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