Serbia

Team Leader, SerbiaTijana Žunić Marić serbia@laborlawplus.com

With 10 years of experience in labor and employment law, including 7 years as a partner, Tijana has  extensivedealing with labor and employment procedures and policies, complex employment issues in cross-border M&A, data protection procedures, protection of confidentiality, IP and non-competes in the employment context and employment dispute resolution, among many other areas.

Other Areas of Practice:

  • Information Technology 
  • Intellectual Property 

Professional Experience:

  • Partner, Zunic Law 2014 – Present
  • Secretary of the Belgrade Arbitration Center 2015 – 2018
  • Founder of IT start-up iQdemic 2015
  • London Barristers’ Chambers: Brick Court, South Square and Monckton Chambers 2014
  • Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Law, University Business Academy 2011 - 2013

Education:

  • LL.M University of Cambridge: Master of Commercial Law
  • LL.M University of Novi Sad: Master of International Law
  • LL.M University of Luxembourg: Master of EU Law
  • LL.B University of Novi Sad: Graduated Lawyer

Languages: English, Serbian

Professional Memberships:

  • Bar Association of Serbia
  • Society for Computers and Law (SCL)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Conferences/Lectures:

  • Editor in Chief of the Labor & Employment thought leadership section of firm's monthly newsletter
  • Regular guest writer to noted legal platforms such as OneTrust (such as on the topic of legal regulation of monitoring of employees in Serbia)
  • Regular lecturer in seminars and conferences on labor law & employment-related topics, such as webinar for ICT Clusters in Serbia on the topic “The Most Common Mistakes of Employers In the IT Sector”, the third national conference “The Future Of Work” under the auspices of the International Labor Organization.

Overview:

Our Serbian affiliate is a leading independent, full-service law firm that has provided legal services for over three decades from the two biggest cities in Serbia, Belgrade and Novi Sad. With decades of experience, education and expertise acquired internationally and constant dedication to achieving the highest professional standards, the team are at the top of the legal profession in Serbia. The Serbian team has a proven track record in providing counsel and legal services to both corporate and private international clients on matters ranging from M&A to labor & employment, IT/IP, corporate & commercial, real estate & construction, data privacy & protection, litigation & arbitration, among others. The diverse client portfolio includes some of the leading national and international companies with a presence in Serbia.

Labor and Employment Practice:

The Serbian team is a national leader in the employment and labor law department, with a strong practice with significant expertise in working on cross-border matters with multinational firms and local entrepreneurs. Our affiliate’s experience covers work in a wide array of industry sectors, including but not limited to manufacturing, technology, media & telecommunications, pharmaceutical, engineering, retail and consumer goods, food & agriculture, manufacturing, e-commerce and many others. The team has extensive experience in working in all major labor & employment law practice areas, with expertise in introducing and drafting employment procedures and policies, including employment agreements and rulebooks (including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality policies and non-disclosure agreements, codes of conduct, personal data protection policies and CCTV policies, whistle-blower, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, bring your own device policies (BYOD), anti-corruption policies), negotiation of collective agreements, legal advising on strategic approaches to employment law issues in cross-border M&A, legal advice on using employment subsidies, tax benefits, compensation, and employee stock options, employment compliance training, employment termination, comprehensive legal support in dispute resolution through mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and internal resolution, class-action lawsuits, employee mobility and secondment, staff engagement outside employment relationship, among many other areas.

The Plus - Business Law Capacity:

Our Serbian affiliate provides the benefit of being capable of providing a full specter of business-related legal services to clients interested in investing and establishing a business presence in Serbia, including international companies or corporations and private clients while replicating advanced and sophisticated standards from western legal systems to the Serbian legal system. The team consists of English speaking lawyers with extensive industry knowledge and rich cross-border experience with high-value business transactions and large-scale projects, and alongside in-house expert consultants offer legal support with the most complex areas of IT-IP law and Data Protection. 

All major business-related areas of law are covered including in addition to the above sectors, Labor & Employment, Commercial and Corporate Law, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency, Real Estate & Construction, Tax Law, Litigation & Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Antitrust & Competition, and immigration matters.

Key Facts:

  • Locations: Belgrade, Novi Sad
  • Size: 8 Lawyers - 3 Partners, 5 Associates 
  • Business Law Practice Areas: Labor & Employment, Data Privacy & Protection, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, Corporate Law & M&A, International Commercial Contracts, Litigation, Arbitration, Real Estate, Construction, Tax Law, Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Antitrust & Competition, Restructuring/Insolvency, Immigration

Listings/Rankings:

  • Recommended by Who's Who Legal multiple times as a global leader and for excellence in the field of Data Privacy & Protection

Contact: serbia@laborlawplus.com