Ms Grba, you have an enviable number of clients, including many EU companies. What are the most common questions and dilemmas that you solve for businesspeople from highly developed countries?
– I can say with great pleasure that my office’s success in expanding its clientele is due to recommendations, especially for our approach to our work. We do our best to provide as good a service as possible, and to be available to clients at all hours with no limitations.
EU businesspeople are most often unsure about legal aspects of administration, but it seems to me that we solve all of their problems without ambiguity.
In providing legal representation for companies, what are the commonest legal processes they face?
– My office works exclusively with business law, and that covers advice in all aspects of the work, registration and reorganisation of all forms of company, contract law, writing acts for legal entities, representation in civil business cases and disputes and before the courts, administrative bodies and inspection services. What really separates my office from its competitors is our specialisation in international road transport of goods, which is confirmed by the fact that I am a consultant to the association International Transport, whose members are around 900 transport companies.
Our success is all the greater when you realise that Grba Law Office employs only women, and I’ll proudly tell you their names: lawyers Milica Topić, Slađana Pajić, Maja Delić, Marina Mlađenović, Nina Grba, Bogdanka Latas, Radica Bogunović and before long Nadja Grba.
In the business environment, I think that every company’s work is overloaded with internal administrative tasks, and that the legislating bodies do not follow sufficiently the speed at which business is developing
One of the key issues that interest foreign investors in general is legislation and legal certainty. Since you deal with exactly this , how would you briefly describe “legal certainty” in Serbia?
– In the business environment, I think that every company’s work is overloaded with internal administrative tasks, and that the legislating bodies do not follow sufficiently the speed at which business is developing. Regulations are often in conflict with each other or, due to insufficient linguistic and conceptual precision, are left open to new interpretation or the interpretation of the courts, which leads to legal uncertainty and uneven application.
But the task of a lawyer is to follow the client and be their support in their operations, so my basic goal is for all my clients to feel secure and comfortable in terms of the assignments entrusted to me.