Doklestic & Partners' employment team provides a complete service dealing with all aspects of the employment relationship. The firm offers proactive, pragmatic and commercial employment law advice to key businesses and organizations in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Our specialist lawyers are committed to providing value for money by adapting their service to their clients' specific needs.
With the passage of new laws, sometimes conflicting decisions of the courts and the official opinions of the competent ministries, a flexible and open-minded approach enables the firm to develop a reliable service in line with the changing and challenging environments in which their clients operate. The firm has a professional relationship with the relevant authorities and are at all times aware of the sensitive nature of employer-employee relationships and issues that clients face.
Our team has provided day-to-day advising and a full service for employment issues to leading multinational and regional companies. In addition, we have also provided employment related advice to numerous diplomatic missions and international organizations. Our work has included engagements and mandates in virtually all above mentioned practice areas throughout Serbia and Montenegro, including the preparation of employment contracts and handbooks, labor issues arising in connection with privatization and mergers and acquisition, assistance in connection with labor disputes, redundancy proceedings, the termination of employment, outsourcing, secondment, different benefit plans, preparation of share options schemes for employees, advise on pension entitlements, sick leave, injuries at work, the tax treatment of specific benefits and all other employment and labor related issues.
We are able to advise clients in all official languages of the local jurisdictions, as well as in English and German.
Doklestic & Partners is a full-scale commercial law firm. The firm focuses on providing premium legal advice and representation to leading local and international clients. Our clients include leading multinational and domestic corporations, as well as most prominent international organizations, business associations, domestic NGOs, etc. Likewise, we often advise and represent individuals who need protection of their legal rights and interests.
We advise clients across various industry sectors and practically in all legal areas that may be of importance to corporate clients. Thus, we have advised clients in the broad array of different industries, including: automotive, tobacco, construction, banking and finance, micro-finance, medical protection & health care, FMCG, IT, private security, energy & infrastructure, oil & gas, mining, logistics & transportation, distribution and wholesale, retail, project management, etc.
Also, we regularly advise leading international investment funds active in this region (PE & VC) and have regular cooperation with international finance and investment advisory companies, as well as with leading international law firms – who often engage our law firm to act as their local legal counsels for the jurisdictions that we cover.
In order to ensure best possible and most efficient service to our clients, we have organized our work into specialized practice areas – departments. This enables us to benefit from specialization of our lawyers, which in turn allows them to provide tailored-made advice to our clients within short and pressing deadlines, which makes real added value to their business.
Our specialized legal departments include, inter alia, the following areas of legal expertise: Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition / Antitrust, Labor & Employment, Dispute Resolution (litigation, arbitration, ADR), Energy, Mining & Infrastructure, Banking & Finance, Real Estate & Construction, Insolvency, Restructuring and Reorganizations, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology), Public Procurement, and Compliance.
In addition, we have established strong professional relationships with leading firms and professionals in the areas of: real estate brokerage and development, accounting and bookkeeping, taxation, and financial advisory services. These relationships enable us, when need be, to offer our clients comprehensive service combining legal advisory and representation with other required professional support.