Jelena Gazivoda

JPM & Partners - Serbia

Senior Partner


+381 11 2076 850

Market leader

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Project development

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Dr Jelena Gazivoda is a Senior Partner.

As a Head of Energy and Mining department and member of the Corporate/M&A, Jelena is highly regarded legal expert with over 20 years of significant transactional experience, specializing in complex corporate and M&A and project finance matters, successfully advising on landmark transactions and projects of strategic importance for Serbia and the SEE region.

She is also continuously ranked in the ‘Leading Lawyers’ section of the IFLR 1000, Legal500 EMEA, Cambers Global and Chambers Europe for Serbia.


We are dedicated to promoting diversity and female talent, especially in managing the work life balance. We seriously take into account employee benefits, as perks like paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements that can help women stay engaged in the workforce at all times.


We encourage women to pursue opportunities at every level, as having diverse representation facilitates the exchange of perspective and ideas, which spurs innovation and advancement opportunities. We have had women at the top level/executive position and, for a number of years male/female ratio for partners and senior associates is equal.

We acknowledge and reward different leadership styles, with highest appreciation of women’s collaborative leadership, which advocates more for their teams, as they don't simply stand out as individual leaders.

1. Advised clients on drafting and negotiating the facility agreement, inter-creditor deed, payment guarantee, direct agreement, account bank agreement, buy-back agreement, and security package.

This is extremely high-value deal (1,300,000,000.00 eur), and due to local legal restriction related to the securing of the project infrastructure, a complete new set of complex multi-level structure security packages has been envisaged and never applied in the Serbian legal market.

IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION: as a separate issue, we are very proud of our role of Compliance Officer for Gastrans, being unique in terms of very few law firms globally, with such recognition.

2. Advised client Dulux Group, Australia. The transaction involves the purchase of 99.8% of the Jub Group the leading Slovenian manufacturer of paints with subsidiaries in all respective jurisdictions.

This deal represents one of the highest value deals in the past year in the Slovenia, value of 194,500,000.00 eur. Dulux Group is an Australian paints group owned by Japan-based Nippon Paint.

3. Advised the client Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance Limited on various aspects of Serbian Law in relation to the sale of the aircraft engine, including but not limited to the advice on corporate matters, regulatory matters, aviation law. Deal value is confidential.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Belgrade Bar Association

  • Association for Insurance Law of Serbia
  • Association of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia
  • European Law Association

  • The University of Belgrade (PhD 2016)
  • The University of Belgrade (Mag.iur. 2003)
  • The University of Cambridge, U.K.(LL.M. 2002)
  • University of Belgrade (LL.B. 1996)