Serbia's JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic has entered into a special partnership with the Vukmirovic Misic law firm in Montenegro.
According to an article on the JPM website, "for JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic, [which] has a long tradition of working closely with first-rate firms throughout the region and around the world, this partnership will enable us to provide top-notch legal advice on the Montenegrin market with strong local lawyers’ expertise."
A JPM representative explained that, while local bar regulations preclude formal integration of firms in Serbia and Montenegro, its relationship with Vukmirovic Misic "means a bit less then exclusivity and more then best friends, with joint market development and marketing efforts. With the law firm of Lana Vukmirovic Misic we have found a trustworthy partner who speaks the same professional language and shares the same values we at JPM have been abiding for 30 years. We look forward to developing this partnership as much as possible .... For the time being we want to show this partnership for what it really is, and that is two independent firms from two jurisdictions working hand in hand in close partnership while remaining independent."