Sitemap

Zoran Naumović, Lawyer, Naumović & Partners

Experts In ICT Law

Naumović & Partners is a medium-sized law firm with professionals and experts who have been working on the most fascinating and complex legal issues in Serbia since 1995. In recent years, they have been recognized as experts in information technology law.

IT contracts and disputes are specific because they carry risks that can often lead to immeasurable damage and costs, and the problem is that there are as yet no specialized ICT court departments in Serbia.

Almost a quarter of a century ago you founded your own law firm, which today is one of the leaders in Serbia. At that time you probably didn’t imagine specializing in information technology law. Is this area of law currently seeing its fastest expansion?

– We have been in the Corporate-IT-IP magic triangle almost from the beginning, and today it is our unique expertise in the market that is the essence of ICT law. ICT law today is multidisciplinary: in addition to software, intellectual property rights, corporate, status and contractual issues, there is employment, data protection, GDPR, internet services, trade secrets, know-how, e-commerce, criminal law in terms of cybercrimes, not to mention blockchain technology, 3d printing, IoT (Internet of things), AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning, social media, influencer contracts, smart contracts, tax issues related to all these, and much more.

The fact is that ICT law is experiencing its greatest expansion today. This trend will continue, since we are probably on the threshold of a new revolution, it is only a question of which new technology will be the smash hit of that technological revolution.

Clients are advised to regulate an ICT relationship by means of a contract and if necessary be judged by the contract

How are IT contracts and disputes different from others?

– Contracts and disputes related to information technology are specific because they carry risks that can often lead to immeasurable damages and costs, which in our practice is known as “Contract Disaster” and even may result in the shutdown of large companies.

Often the contract itself is good, but the “legal mechanisms” under which that contract operates, that is, the acts or other contracts or relations over certain rights within the contracting party, are not good, that can become a trigger for a chain of damages affecting the contractor, subcontractor, users, company, etc. As for disputes, the problem is that we do not yet have specialized ICT court departments yet, so the outcome of disputes is uncertain. That is why our advice is: regulate a relationship with a contract, to ensure trial by the contract, and not by law.

For IT law, do only big IT companies, developers, come to your law office?

– We mainly work with high-tech companies that are not necessarily in the IT industry, but with companies both in and out of the IT sector that encounter IT contracts or that need to reduce or manage IT risks. We have also recently been approached by start-ups that are becoming aware of the risks they face when developing products and services or collaborating with or selling their company, and with funds when they are assessing certain start-ups.

Related Articles

Patrick Mikkelsen, Chairman, AmCham Europe

Strengthening Transatlantic Business Partnerships

AmCham Serbia’s bid to host the European Conference in October was extraordinary, and that is why we will all be at the Belgrade Hilton...

Jelena Pavlović, President of the AmCham Board of Directors

Together We Can Make Future Progress

The European conference in Belgrade, one of two traditional gatherings of AmCham Europe, represents a success for AmCham Serbia and a rare opportunity for...

Baron Lobstein, Economic Attache at the U.S. Embassy

Eager to Introduce American Companies to Serbia

Many U.S. corporate executives see Serbia as a country with great potential for future growth, where a visionary company can seize an advantage by...

Stefan Lazarević, General Manager, NCR Serbia

We are Strong Support for Business Growth

NCR is a U.S. company that operates on the global market for 135 years. Throughout the time, it has been continuously reaffirming its position...

Vera Nikolić Dimić, Executive Director of AmCham

Bridging Industry and The State

We continuously promote Serbia as a desirable investment destination for American companies and cooperate with the state in improving the business environment, thus contributing...

Apatin Brewery

Our Task – A Positive Impact on the Future!

Whenever we produce, sell or drink beer, we leave a beer print. The beauty of our responsibility is that we care every day about...

Mike De La Rosa, USAID Mission Director

Trying to Bring Tangible Benefits to Serbia

Firm partnership and support for reforms define our relationship with the government of Serbia, the private sector, and civil society. Our aim is to...

Executive Directors of the AmChams, Members of the AmCham Europe (ACE)

A Truly Inspiring Event

16-19 October AmCham Serbia will host one of the two annual events of the European association of the AmChams: the European Conference The forthcoming European...

More...

Dejan Aleksov, Director at BENU Pharmacies

We Know What You Need

BENU is part of German company Phoenix, which has in its composition more than 2,400 pharmacies in 14 European countries. BENU has managed to...

Vladimir Vasojević, Belchim Crop protection SRB

Food Quality & Safety Without Compromise

Belchim is a European company that has a knowledge base from the most agriculturally developed countries in Europe, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, France,...

Boban Janković, President of the Municipality of Mionica

Boldly Moving Forward

Thanks to investments in infrastructure according to plans, the modernisation of devastated old industrial zones and, primarily, the opening of Miloš the Great Highway...

Vladimir Stojanović, President of the Municipality of Kučevo

We’re Reopening Factories

In the past period, The Municipality of Kučevo launched a series of activities in previous period in order to create a favourable business environment...

News

Italy Sends Serbia The Medical Team To Help Fight COVID19

The Italian Embassy in Belgrade announces that a six-member medical team has arrived in Serbia: two anesthesiologists, one emergency...

Farewell Visit Of The Ambassador Of Israel To Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met with Ambassador of Israel to Serbia Alona Fisher Kamm and on that occasion pointed...

Air Serbia Introduces New Measures Due To Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Air Serbia re-introduced flight bans and travel restrictions and is forced to further adjust...

Montenegro Building Hydroelectric Power Plant Without Asking Serbia For Permission

The state of Montenegro, judging by the 2020 Concession Plan for the use of watercourses to develop hydroelectric power...

EU Donates €16m For Water Transport Projects

The European Commission approved non-repayable funds in the amount of €16 million for financing projects in the field of...

Italy Sends Serbia The Medical Team To Help Fight COVID19

The Italian Embassy in Belgrade announces that a six-member medical team has arrived in Serbia: two anesthesiologists, one emergency...

Farewell Visit Of The Ambassador Of Israel To Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met with Ambassador of Israel to Serbia Alona Fisher Kamm and on that occasion pointed...

Air Serbia Introduces New Measures Due To Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Air Serbia re-introduced flight bans and travel restrictions and is forced to further adjust...

EU Donates €16m For Water Transport Projects

The European Commission approved non-repayable funds in the amount of €16 million for financing projects in the field of...

Serbia Introduces New Measures To Curb Coronavirus

At the suggestion of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team, the Serbian government is introducing new measures regarding the prevention...