dr Milan Parivodic

General Legal Counsel
GRAS

Dr. Milan Parivodic is principal in law firm PARIVODIC ADVOKATI. For years he serves pro-bono as general counsel of the Geological and Mining Association of Serbia (GRAS).Milan is professor of international business and contract law. Former Serbian government minister from 2004-2007, but not politically active nor working in any capacity for the state for more than 10 past years.

Milan is the trusted advisor to international companies in all of their legal and government relations needs in Serbia. His team of eminent lawyers work on complex investment projects, often in highly regulated industries and take full care that the investment moves forward efficiently and lawfully - as planned. His approach to solving problems is always very practical, hands on, ethical and legal.

Milan’shighest expertise is in mining law, government relations, environmental law, foreign investment law, real estate and construction law, other regulated industries, all kinds of international business transactions and contracts, IP law and IT law and corporate matters and M&A transactions and financial law.

He is well known for introducing breakthrough novelties into Serbian legislature. In the last 15 years Milan participated in drafting Serbian commercial legislation: Foreign Investment Law (2015), Mining Law (2015), Foreign Trade Law (2005), Arbitration Law (2006), Mortgage Law (2006), Religious Communities Restitution Law (2006), Foreign Investment Law (2002), Concession Law (2003), Law on Efficient Protection of Intellectual Property (2006), draft Property Law (2006), draft Law on Restitution (2007).               

Previous work      

2007-2009            Partner in Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss, 
2007-2008           Advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia for economy and law
2006-2007           Minister coordinator of the Ministry of Finance of Serbia
2004-2007           Minister of International Economic Relations of Serbia
1991-2004           Lecturer in civil law and property law at the University Of Belgrade Faculty of Laws

Education / Qualifications         

2002        Doctorate in International franchising agreements, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law
1997       LL.M. in International Business Law, University College London
1995       LL.M. in International distribution agreements with honors, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Laws
1991       LL.B. (with honors), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Laws
1998       Serbian Bar Examination
2000       Serbian intellectual property registered agent examination