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Aleksandar Andrejić, LL.M., Managing Partner, Andrejic & Partners Law Office

The Thrill of Laying Foundations of Success

The Andrejic & Partners Law Office was founded in 2021 and is today focused on corporate law and providing services to companies in launching and doing business in Serbia

Being ranked on the Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for three consecutive years is an outstanding achievement, while the continuous growth of this firm’s client base and the projects they handle provides the greatest satisfaction for the efforts they exerted in building the firm.

How was it to basically have a startup law company in a developed corporate law sector as a young lawyer?

— It was very challenging. The market is already packed with respected, quality firms. Bringing a fresh name to the market was difficult, to say the least. However, the great team that we have, coupled with the trust of our clients, ensured the transition and brand development were seamless.

What was the most challenging in the beginning?

— Basically everything. However, if I had to single out something specific, I would highlight the fact that after working at a major, top-tier firm and having all infrastructure (paralegals, juniors, equipment etc.), you find yourself in a situation where you are alone without any of the aforementioned. To be honest, even though it was challenging, it felt good and exciting – as we knew that we were lay ing the foundations of something new and exciting.

Real estate is an area that has been steadily active for years and is growing continuously through the diversification of the market offer

After its initial development years, where is the Andrejic & Partners Law Office now?

— We are at a point that is further along than we could have reasonably expected when we started this project. I cannot express enough gratitude to our clients and peers that led to us being ranked by the Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for three years in a row. That is an amazing achievement, while the continuous growth of our client base and the projects we handle is the greatest satisfaction for the effort we exerted in building the firm.

In which segment of the Serbian market are you most active at this point?

— Definitely real estate. This is an area that has been steadily active for years and is continuously growing through the diversification of the market offer and the type of constructed and available units. Even with the crisis happening globally, the market is relatively stable and not yet showing signs of serious decline. That is bound to happen at some point, but the market’s resilience to date is a firm sign that it will remain strong and the decline should not be dramatic.

What would be your message to other lawyers seeking to start their own firm in a corporate area?

— Simple: be prepared to work harder than anybody else, be prepared for bad days and never give up. That will bring you great pleasure at some point, sooner rather than later. It is a specific feeling that makes you feel that it was worth all the hours and months devoted to the development of the project. The problem is that it is a very short juncture before you once again need to prove yourself and your work. But that is part of the joy and life of an entrepreneur.

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