JELENA GAZIVODA

JELENA GAZIVODA

Jelena is a Senior Partner in JPM and her practice is mainly M&A, Corporate Law, Banking & Insurance, Restructuring and Reorganizations, Pharmaceuticals, PPP and Concessions. Jelena is also head of Energy Department in JPM.  Apart from the mentioned, Jelena is also Certified Bankruptcy Administrator. In  the last few years Jelena has also been involved in legal advising of the respective companies and representation of their interests before the Serbian governmental authorities. To name just a few transactions Jelena has participated at: advising the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia in preparation of the Law on Transfer of Assets and Liabilities of Certain Banks for the Purpose of Preserving the Financial Stability of the Republic of Serbia; advising the Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Serbia in first PLA transaction in the Republic of Serbia with respect to transfer of part of assets and liabilities of special purpose bank Nova Agrobanka a.d. Beograd to Banka Postanska Stedionica a.d. Beograd; advising Delta Holding in sale of 100% of Delta Maxi Group; acting the Republic of Serbia in restructuring of national air carrier JAT Airways; advising State Owned Gas Distribution Company Srbijagas Novi Sad in implementation of the Basic Co-Operation Agreement on the construction of the South Stream Gas Pipeline and in the further course of implementation of the South Stream Project; advising the State Owned Gas Distribution Company Srbijagas Novi Sad in implementation of the Joint Venture Agreement, incorporation of the JVC in Banatski Dvor and in drafting of the necessary legal documentation required for the ordinary course of business and operations the JVC Banatski Dvor; advising the State Owned Company Srbijagas and Insurance company Sogaz Moscow from Russian Federation in incorporation of insurance company Sogaz a.d.o. Novi Sad, including representation before the National Bank of Serbia in process of obtaining of insurance license; advising State Owned Company Srbijagas in negotiation and execution of several LMA Credit Facility Agreements with foreign banks such as Deutsche Bank, Credit Swiss, ATB Bank Amsterdam, etc.; advising Victoria Group a.d. and Standard Gas d.o.o. Novi Sad in various corporate issues; advising the State Owned Gas Distribution Company Srbijagas Novi Sad in the negotiation with the EBRD in the course of the execution of the Loan Agreement and providing the state guarantee on behalf of the Republic of Serbia; advising Apline Mayreder Bau GmbH Austria in the concession project regarding  construction, operation and maintenance of highway Horgos-Pozega; advising the Republic of Serbia in the negotiations leading to the execution of the agreement on sale and purchase of 51% of shares in NIS (leading oil company in Serbia) with Gazpromnjeft, Russia; advising the Republic of Serbia in negotiations with FIAT regarding joint-venture project in Kragujevac; advising KBC Group N.V. Belgium in acquisition of A Banka a.d. Beograd and two brokerage-dealing companies and subsequent liquidation of KBC Broker a.d. Belgrade; advising CA Immo International AG Austria in acquisition of company TM Immo d.o.o. Belgrade; advising Luka Beograd a.d. in various corporate and commercial matters; advising  FMTG-Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group in transactions related to the transfer of shares in companies Alba Invest d.o.o. Belgrade and MF Development d.o.o. Belgrade; advising  Asseco South Eastern Europe, Poland and Asseco Poland, Poland in swap transaction in the course of preparation of IPO of Asseco in Poland, as well as  advising Asseco South Eastern Europe S.A. in the acquisition of shares in the Serbian companies  Pexim d.o.o. Belgrade, Pexim Cardinfo d.o.o. Belgrade and Antegra d.o.o. Belgrade;advising Efes Breweries International N.V. in the course of preparation of merger of Brauerei MB d.o.o. Novi Sad with Heineken; advising Zepter Komerc Banka Banja Luka, Republika Srpska regarding the sale of shares.  Jelena has several times been a member of working groups for drafting laws such as Insurance Law, Bankruptcy Law, National Standards for Administrating the Bankruptcy Estate, etc.

Contact

E-mail: jelena.gazivoda@jpm.rs

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Function

Senior Partner

Born
1973., Belgrade

Admitted
1999., Serbia

Areas of practice

- Corporate Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
- Energy Law
- Commercial Law
- International Commercial Law 
- Insurance
- Insolvency/Bankruptcy and Liquidation
- PPP
- Concessions

Education
University of Belgrade (LL.B., 1996)
Alternative Academic Educational Networks/AAEN (Specialization in EU Law, 2000)
University of Cambridge, U.K. (LL.M., 2002)
University of Cambridge, U.K. (Specialization in International Commercial Law & EU Law, 2002)
Certified Bankruptcy Administrator

Memberships
- Belgrade Bar Association
- Association of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia & Montenegro
- Yugoslav International Law Association
- European Law Association

Publications

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation 2010 (4th edition) – Serbian Chapter;Global Legal Group Ltd (co-authorship with Ms. Marija Kostic);
  • Global Renewable Energy Guide 2010 – Serbian Chapter (co-authorship with Ms. Marija Kostic);
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-537/2003”, Insurance Law Review No. 2/2010;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-457/2008”, Insurance Law Review No. 1/2010;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-199/08”, Insurance Law Review No. 3/2009;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-242/2008”, Insurance Law Review No. 2/2009;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-518/2006”, Insurance Law Review No. 1/2009;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-463/2006”, Insurance Law Review No. 4/2008;
  • “Practice of the European Court of Justice – case C-356/2005”, Insurance Law Review No. 3/2008;
  • “EU insurance law from the perspective of the court practice”, Collection of papers of insurance experts published following the congress at Palic, 2008;
  • “Distance contracts for financial services”, Collection of papers of insurance experts published following the congress at Palic, 2007;
  • “Bankruptcy of insurance companies in EU law”, Collection of papers of insurance experts published following the congress at Palic, 2006;
  • “First Creditors Hearing in bankruptcy proceedings– dilemmas and open issues”, Kopaonik School of Natural Law, No. 12-2005;
  • “EU Directive on the supplementary supervision of banks, investment firms and insurance companies organized in financial conglomerates” European Legislation, No. 12/05;
  • “Insurance supervision in EU law (Projects Solvency I and Solvency II), Law and Commerce, No. 5-8/2005;
  • “Prospects and open issues of further development of insurance supervision in EU law”, Collection of papers of insurance experts, Palic, 2005;
  • “Regulation No.785/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators”, European Legislation, No. 9-10/04;
  • “Facing of Coming into the force the new Bankruptcy Law – Reorganization”, Kopaonik School of Natural Law, No. 12-2004;
  • “Third non-life Insurance Directive”, European Legislation, No. 8/04;“Council Directive 98/29/EEC of 7 May 1998 on harmonization of the main provisions concerning export credit insurance with medium and long term cover”, European Legislation, No. 7/04;
  • “Export credit insurance”, Insurance Law Journal, No. 5/04;
  • “Parfums Christian Dior SA and Parfums Christian Dior BV v. Evora BV [1998] R.P.C. 166, European Court of Justice”, European Law Journal;“Property insurance (case C-206/98)”, European Legislation, No. 6/03;
  • “Commission Regulation No.358/2003 of 27 February 2003 on the application of Article 81 (3) of the Treaty to certain categories of agreements, decisions and concerted practice in insurance sector”, European Legislation, No. 5/03;
  • “The Directive of European Parliament and of the Council on insurance mediation”, European Legislation, No. 4/03;
  • “The Likelihood of Association as a Legal Grounding for Rejection of a Trade Mark», European Legislation, No.3/03;
  • “The First Council Directive to approximate the laws of Memeber States relating to trade marks», European Legislation, No.2/02;
  • “Directive of European Parliament and Council on comparative advertising”, European Legislation, No.2/02;
  • “The Notion and Importance of Trade Marks in EU law”, Interlantioanl Affairs Journal, Vol. LIV, No. 1109;
  • “International terrorism, political crime and extradiction”, International Affairs Journal, Vol. LIV, No. 1109;“Insurance-Articles”, Insurance Law Journal, No. 4/2003;
  • “The Directive of European Parliament and Council on reorganization and liquidation of insurance companies”, Law and Commerce, No. 5-8/2003;“The Regulation of Insurance Services in FR of Yugoslavia and Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European countries in comparison with the uniform market of insurance sevices in EU law”, Law and Commerce, No.5-8/2001;
  • “The Uniform Market of Insurance Services in EU Law”, Kopaonik School of Natural Law, No. 12/2000;
  • “The Notion and Importance of Agreements on Exclusive Distribution in EU Competition Law”, Law and Commerce, No.5-8/2000;

 

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English, Russian, Italian

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