The Firm

NKO is one of the leading law firms providing full scope of commercial law services in Serbia and Montenegro. NKO was founded in 2008 by lawyers with extensive experience in commercial law in the region, and who have led the largest and most complex M&A and privatization transactions since economic and political transition began in the former Yugoslavia, in 2001. NKO is dedicated to providing high quality legal services to clients across all business sectors and industries, creating solutions that add value to clients’ businesses. The reputation of the firm has been validated by top rankings in the world’s leading directories of recommended law firms, such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The firm is a member of numerous professional organizations and associations locally and worldwide, including LNI , one of the largest international associations of leading law firms, present in over 50 countries and covering more than 60 jurisdictions.


The firm’s lawyers possess a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Their commitment to excellence is the reason why they are among the leading lawyers in the region. The team is praised by the clients and independent legal reviews for its responsiveness, pragmatism, reliability, precision and understanding of clients' needs, while the attorneys are recognized as the most distinguished professionals in their respective areas.

Practice Areas

Our expertise covers a wide range of corporate and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, takeover bids, management buyouts, joint ventures and privatization. Our focus is on effective advice, clear-headed strategies and profitable outcomes for our clients’ business.

We have assisted clients from a wide range of sectors, including energy & mining, real estate, telecom & media, insurance, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, tobacco industry, chemical industry, banking, music industry and publishing, wholesale and retail, etc. Sector-specific knowledge, and a profound understanding of local practices and the local market, helps us find innovative solutions tailored to our clients’ needs.


NKO’s work is highly recommended by the leading independent reviews of the legal profession: Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and The Legal 500.

Chambers Europe describes the firm’s lawyers as “extremely professional, honest and thorough – and always prepared to give an honest assessment of the issue at hand”. The lawyers are praised for “analytical and proactive approach" and are considered as “enthusiastic lawyers who provide tailor made solutions to problems”. The overall service is described as “of the highest possible quality” while the team is described as "tactical, straightforward, with a wealth of industry knowledge”.

This review recommends the firm’s lawyers for "providing consistent high-quality advice, outstanding technical skills and thorough approach”. The lawyers are described as “sophisticated, reliable, and always available when needed” as well as "solution-driven, reliable and pleasant to work with”.

The Legal 500 reports that the partners of the firm “are all superstar lawyers – confident, practical, knowledgeable and professional” who exhibit “out of the box thinking and are responsive, reliable and business oriented”. The Clients receive “nothing but excellent service” and the overall level of the firm’s service is “the highest possible – very efficient and highly useful, with competitive rates”.


The firm’s clients are primarily high profile multinational companies operating in various industries, such as: food and beverage, wholesale and retail, real estate developers, logistics, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy resources, media, telecommunications, insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, chemical industry, cement industry, tobacco industry, IT companies, management consultancies, music industry, publishing, etc. We also represent large local companies and state owned enterprises, medium and small-sized businesses, embassies and non-governmental organizations.