Vanja Mugoša

Vanja Mugoša is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Montenegro on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vanja directly using the contact details listed above.

Experienced Managing Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Commercial Law, Negotiation, Business Planning, Legal Writing, Corporate Law, and Intellectual Property. Strong business development professional graduated from University of Montenegro, Law Faculty Podgorica.

Corporate Law Practice:

  • Currently the main legal advisor to the largest retail chain “VOLI TRADE” d.o.o. Podgoric
  • Currently the main legal advisor to a large number of commercial retail and wholesale companies
  • Currently the main legal advisor to two Montenegrin companies that are distributors of BMW and Renault vehicles
  • Currently the main legal advisor and court representative of the largest Montenegrin Hotel Group “Budvanska Rivijera” AD Budva
  • Currently the main legal representative of the number of healthcare institutions (private and state-owned)

Main Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law

Practice Areas:

  • Privatization, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Banking and finance
  • Energy, utilities, and infrastructure
  • Bidding (competition)
  • Insurance
  • Labour law
  • Tax law
  • Construction
  • Capital markets and securities
  • Intellectual property
  • Real estate
  • Dispute resolution
  • Criminal law

Other:

  • Legal advisor for Public-Private Partnership in Montenegro
  • Legal advisor to numerous foreign and domestic companies in mergers and acquisitions, privatization procedures, award of concessions, etc.
  • Legal advisor to numerous construction and investment companies in Montenegro

Firm Overview:

We have been operating as a new entity in the legal advisory market of FR Yugoslavia since 1984, when we were founded by the Attorney-at-Law Novica Jovović.

From the very beginning we have been recognised as a successful and highly respected law office, with diverse portfolio of legal services and also as a reliable, loyal and competent partner of our clients. Between 1992 and 2009 we had worked in Montenegro and Serbia under the name law firm Jovović & partners, and since January 2010 we are working under the name law firm Jovović, Mugoša & Vuković.

If one measure success of a law firm by the size of workforce, then our law firm is the biggest in Montenegro. In addition to that, our law firm shall be between three biggest legal services providers in Montenegro, if one apply criterion of size of client database and annually generated revenues.

Eventually, if one perform benchmarking on the ground of quality of IT sector, internal procedures, case management, client care etc., our law firm again needs to be envisaged as indisputable market leader. With bespoke approach to our clients we have assured a leading position and good reputation.

Our operative results yielded a possibility to participate in process of privatisation and restructuring of ex state-owned property, resolving strategic economic controversies and other high value disputes, protection of human rights and intellectual property and the disputes that were of particular media and public interest.

From the beginning of our work, the law firm has been reinforced with young staff, with talented lawyers that are capable to resolve diverse problems with energy and knowledge.

Important moment in the life of the firm was in 2016, when we had moved to the new 1000 sq.m building on the present downtown address.

We sincerely believe that services based on proficiency and qualifications are the pillars of success. In year to come, our objectives shall remain the same – to provide a service of precision and high quality, and we will do that only if we stay current with the legal environment in Western Balkans.

In order to be capable to propose complex legal solutions, we need to cooperate with reputable business, tax, financial and accounting advisors in Montenegro and abroad. In addition to that, from time to time, we have cooperated with other specialists in areas that require specific non-legal qualifications and knowledge.

Savo Jasnic

Savo Jasnic is our exclusively recommended Venture Capital Law expert in Montenegro on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Savo directly using the contact details listed above.

Established in 1991, Prelevic Law Firm has grown to become a key corporate legal office in Montenegro. Our long-standing local presence has earned us a profound knowledge of the local law and practice. We not only understand the law, but evenly anticipate and respond to our clients’ needs. Our clients are why we strive for remarkable results. The majority of our clients are foreign investors, market leaders and innovators and they may rely to international standard legal support.

We foster the forward-thinking approach, and take great pride in the commitment to client service. Many of our lawyers have enjoyed education or work experience in the US and EU jurisdictions. We advise in English, German and Russian language. Prelevic Law Firm is the single office in the country maintaining a German language desk with currently three German-speaking lawyers.

Nikolina Kažić

Nikolina Kažić is an independent Attorney at Law practicing in Montenegro in cooperation with Karanović & Nikolić. She specialises in areas of market entry, corporate and commercial legal matters and maintains a particular focus on construction legislation, taxation and employment. Nikolina also represents clients before courts and state authorities.

Memberships:

– Bar Association of Montenegro
– International Bar Association (IBA)

Education:

– University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law (2014), Specialisation in Jurisdiction Law
– University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law (2013), LL.B.

Languages:

– English
– Montenegrin

A Market-Leading Practice:

Karanović & Nikolić is a leading international legal practice in South East Europe with a team composed of over 100 lawyers who cooperate together across the region.

Karanović & Nikolić team offers unrivalled regional and sector specific coverage to investors. We are market leaders because of our dedication, quality legal service, and in-depth understanding of the needs of our clients.

By cooperating with over 100 lawyers across the region, our original values remain an integral part of our philosophy and approach to client work. Lawyers practising in cooperation with Karanović & Nikolić have been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions in the region and we take pride in our reputation as a transactional and corporate/commercial legal powerhouse.

A Truly Unified Team:

Because we have a business presence in Serbia and a long standing cooperation with attorneys-at-law in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia, lawyers associated with Karanović & Nikolić operate seamlessly across all of these jurisdictions, providing services to our clients and taking into consideration local particularities in order to provide the best legal advice under competitive terms.

We are practical and highly commercial, understanding that the commercial implications of our advice are often as important as the technical aspects. Renowned for the quality of work of the lawyers on our team and our commercial approach to solving problems, Karanović & Nikolić, in cooperation with qualified attorneys-at-law in each relevant jurisdiction, advises many of the leading companies, banks, investors and government institutions doing business in the SEE region.

Marina Nikolic

Marina Nikolic is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Montenegro on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marina directly using the contact details listed above.

Ivanovic Otasevic Law Firm is a full-service law firm based in Podgorica, Montenegro that serves corporate and private entities as well as public authority clients in Montenegro and Serbia. We specialise in Commercial and Real Estate Law but we also have considerable experience in other related areas of the law, including Corporate, Dispute Resolutions, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Bankruptcy and M&A.

Although we practice in a variety of different areas, we take a similar approach to every client and every case. Your matter will not be overstaffed, turned into a training ground for brand new associates or handed off to lawyers you have never met. Our firm will give you the personal attention that you deserve while at the same time providing cost-effective solutions to your legal problems.

We believe that client relationships must be based on trust and a sense of common purpose. We encourage clients to explore with us a billing arrangement that suits their goals and rewards us for success, including traditional hourly rates, contingency fees, and tasked-based fixed- and capped-fees arrangements.

Sasha Vujacic

Mr. Sasha Vujacic, Attorney at Law, started his professional work in 1986. After completing his studies at the Law Faculty of Podgorica University, Sasha Vujacic started his own practice continuing family tradition in providing legal services in Montenegro and since then he is a member of Bar Association of Montenegro.

During early stages of foreign investments in Montenegro Mr. Vujacic started with representation of first foreign companies establishing their business here and further actively participated as their counsel.

In the years of state opening towards Europe and the rest of the world, as a result of his quality work and presence in this field Sasha Vujacic was nominated Government Commission Presiding Member for Pledge Law of Montenegro drafting, as well as Government Commission Member for Law on Companies and Mortgage Law of Montenegro drafting.

Principal Fields of Activity:

– Privatization
– Foreign Investments
– Mergers and Acquisitions
– Business and Corporate Law
– Banking Law – Energy & Infrastructure
– Litigation

In 2003, Mr. Vujacic was nominate Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark.

In 2008, Mr. Vujacic was nominate Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Sweden.

Subsequently, Mr. Vujacic became recommended attorney at law by the British Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, and became an Honorary Legal Counsel of the British Embassy and British Ambassador in Montenegro.

Mr. Vujacic has just been nominated a Member of the Board of Directors of Montenegrin-Austrian Economic Forum and liaison office for Montenegro.

During his 25 years long professional work he has been running a great number of international companies doing business in Montenegro as Philip Morris, Microsoft, Porsche, Soravia, Unicredit Bank, Bayerische Landensbank, Colliers International, and many others. His works has been published for years with the World Bank’s and EBRD‘s programs and publications, acting as their of counsel.

Sasha Vujacic has a broad range of expertise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finances, privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, energy and telecommunications law.

His work makes client satisfied and in IFLR1000 edition 2013 “Central and Eastern Europe – IFLR1000” has been published comment of one client who worked with Mr. Vujacic who said “They responded within agreed deadlines, their advice was very reliable so we very satisfied.”

Now, Mr. Vujacic is leading a team of lawyers in his Law Firm.

Firm Overview:

Law Office Vujacic is modern business law firm with a long and proud tradition of supporting clients by high quality legal services in all areas of corporative, civil and commercial law.

Our work and commitment to providing comprehensive, effective legal advice to domestic and international clients operating in Montenegro and finding innovative solutions covering a variety of law and business has been recognized by our clients and independent commentators.

Founded in 1971 by Mr. Djordjije Vujacic Law Office Vujacic was one of the first Montenegrin firms with international outlook which tradition has been continued by good practitioners.

Law Office Vujacic has evolved into one of the leading law firms in Montenegro and with an energetic team we successfully undertake the most complex claims for our clients.

The Business Policy of our Office is composed according to our good practice, clients needs and expectations in order to mutual satisfaction and long-term cooperation.