Former JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic Partners Uros Markovic, Nikola Vukotic, and Marko Jovkovic have left that Serbian law firm to launch their own practice: MVJ Markovic Vukotic Jovkovic.
The lawyers left JPM in November of last year (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 13, 2017). At MVJ — which focuses on Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate & Construction , and Energy — they are joined by two associates, as well as additonal trainees and administrative staff.
According to Uros Markovic, the firm's smaller size reflects a deliberate strategy. "At some point we recognized that there is a huge gap between the standard legal advice which you can obtain at almost any major law firm on the market and the premium advice and guidance which you can receive only from a limited number of professionals," he said. "The concept we are pursuing is a boutique law firm with the goal to be more efficient than the larger law firms, where the clients will be provided with agile legal services, tailored to clients’ specific needs through personalized support, understanding and advise furnished directly and entirely by the leaders in their fields.