The German economy has for decades been among Serbia’s most important investors, but also one of the most important partners of companies from Serbia, which is why law firm Doklestić Repić & Gajin launched a specialised German practice for clients from German-speaking areas
We succeeded in identifying and recognising a niche for Deutsche Praxis on the Serbian market, which is very well received among clients – explains Tanja Glišić, emphasising that the firm’s almost decade-long presence on the market makes them qualified as good connoisseurs of opportunity.
Your German practice is one of the factors that sets you apart from the competition. What kind of role does Deutsche Praxis play?
Our firm devotes special attention to clients from the so-called DACH countries [Germany [D], Austria [A] and Switzerland [CH]].
We consider investments from those countries as being extremely important for our economy, but also for our country’s democratic development, and that they contribute to the development and improvement of the Serbian economy to a great extent. That’s why we launched our specialised “Deutsche Praxis”, which is dedicated to those clients and via which they can receive premium legal support in the German language when required.
We are also well aware that companies and managers that come from Western Europe, and particularly from the DACH region, have a specific system of work, discipline and values, which they don’t always find it easy to implement in their operations in Serbia or in our region in general. The role of our German practice is to help bridge that gap in practise by helping those clients establish a legal framework for their business in Serbia and the region that’s aligned with the standards and expectations of their homeland.
Apart from that, I was born in Germany, where I also completed my master’s studies and gained life and work experience. That’s why I always find it a great pleasure and particularly inspiring when I am able to contribute to the arrival of companies from Germany, Austria or Switzerland that create new opportunities and jobs for citizens in Serbia.
Your firm is active in many crossborder economic and legal organisations, including the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Serbia). How much does that professional networking with leading law firms and other companies from DACH countries mean to you?
That kind of networking means a lot to us, as it enables us to connect with the member companies of those organisations and learn about the legal problems confronting them. Likewise, by engaging in those associations, we strive to contribute to efforts to advance Serbia’s legal and business environment.
All the characteristics of our firm make it complementary to companies that are members of organisations like AHK and ensure that we are able to offer them legal advice and communication in the German language, with familiarity with their business culture and wellacquainted with the standards of the industries from which they hail.
Is your firm an important address for both existing investors and those planning business ventures in the Adriatic region?
We are absolutely convinced that’s the case. Our almost decade-long presence on the Serbian market, and later regionally, qualifies us as a good authority on investment opportunities, incentives, and the regulatory framework of these markets. Alongside this, we also cultivate and provide a multijurisdictional approach to cross-border projects, as we have our own offices, or correspondent offices, throughout the Western Balkan region and through them provide legal advice of a uniform quality, under the coordination of one of our competent partners.