Conference | Lecturers 2013
Tim Jones
Tim Jones
Freshfields

Tim specialises in big and often high-profile projects. He has more than 30 years’ experience of large-scale re-organisations in industries ranging from nuclear power and telecoms to postal services and dairy. He also advises clients in challenging legal environments such as online gaming. His breadth of experience and ability to perform under pressure earned him the job of lead partner responsible for the firm’s role as official legal services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He co-ordinates all aspects of Freshfields’ involvement, bringing together expertise from all the firm’s practice groups to deliver a range of multi-faceted services. Tim has extensive international experience. He spent six years in the firm’s Madrid office, where he experienced at first hand the internationalisation of Spanish business. He worked on several high-profile cross-border M&A and ECM deals as Spanish businesses developed their international ambitions. He is also country partner for Greece, where he has more than 20 years’ experience. Clients will benefit from his knowledge of this market and close working relationships with the leading Greek law firms. Tim has also held a variety of management and leadership roles within the firm, including London managing partner and co-head of the Capital Markets group. This has equipped him with a good understanding of the governance challenges of business, something many clients appreciate. He chairs the London Steering Group of Business Action on Homelessness and in 2010 was appointed HRH the Prince of Wales’s Ambassador for London. Recent deals/Highlights Advising Quinenco on its acquisition of Shell’s downstream business in Chile. Advising the Shareholder Executive in relation to Royal Mail. Advising two major international businesses on their investments in India. Career to date Tim joined the firm in 1981 from university. He became a partner in 1990. Qualifications and education MA and BCL Wadham College, University of Oxford

Freshfields
Tim specialises in big and often high-profile projects. He has more than 30 years’ experience...
Anto Nobilo
Anto Nobilo
Nobilo Attorneys
Nobilo Attorneys
Tom Houseman
Tom Houseman
TEAM AG

With more than 14 years' experience in the business of sport, I have worked with, or for, many international sports federations, as well as leading sports rights agencies, brands and broadcasters. Since been named as one of the UK’s “Hot 100” Lawyers of 2006 by The Lawyer magazine, my journey through the world of commercial sports has seen me tackle a range of non-legal roles, from commercial rights sales to business development, and from entrepreneur to management. With a career split between Asia and Europe, I've also been fortunate enough to work with some of the most outstanding properties (including the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship, the UEFA Champions League and the IAAF Diamond League), as well as to oversee the first hesitant forays into the commercial world for some of sport's unpolished diamonds (including the ISTAF Sepaktakraw World Cup).

TEAM AG
With more than 14 years' experience in the business of sport, I have worked with,...
Dragoljub Djordjevic
Dragoljub Djordjevic
Аttorney at Law

Mr. Djordjevic is the third generation of lawyers in the family Djordjevic. His grandfather established the law office in 1927. Today, Mr. Djordjevic is a member - founder of the law partnership firm “Djordjevic, Popovic, Pantelic” employing 10 lawyers, 12 law trainees and 2 secretaries. The law partnership firm “Djordjevic, Popovic, Pantelic” is active in all the areas of law and represents clients in many well known cases before the courts in Serbia, throughout the territory of the former Yugoslavia, and before the international courts. Mr. Dragoljub Djordjevic is mainly active in the field of criminal law. Mr. Djordjevic became a member of the Bar Chamber of Belgrade in 1983. Since 1994 (with interruptions) he is registered in the Directory of Lawyers of the Bar Chamber within the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and he has represented and represents in the capacity of a defence attorney in the procedures before this Tribunal. He specialized in arbitration law and he represented clients all over the world before the courts of arbitration. Dragoljub Djordjevic is a permanent trainer for ICC. He is a lecturer in several education programs for ICC in EU countries. Among the most important criminal cases conducted before the Serbian courts in the last then years where Mr. Djordjevic took a part is the case of Dafina Milanovic, an owner of the largest private bank “Dafiment Bank” during Milosevic regime and a witness in the procedure conducted before the ICTY; the case of Jezdimir Vasiljevic, a businessman and an owner of the company and the bank “Jugoskandik”; the cases “Ibarska Magistrala”, “Assassination of the Prime Minister”, “Stambolic”, “Zvornik-Yellow Wasps”, “Pay-roll Mafia”, “Zemunski Clan”, “Insurance Mafia”… Mr. Djordjevic is an author of many professional and scientific articles about war crimes and organized crimes, published in the journals of the professional associations of lawyers. Other activities He is a member of several commissions and working groups in the Bar Association of Belgrade and the Bar Association of Serbia. He is a member of Managing Board of the Bar Association of Belgrade; a president of the Bar Association of Serbia. He was a member of the working groups of the Ministry of Justice for drafting theLaw on Public Prosecutors, the Law on the State Prosecutors' Counsel, the Law on Free Legal Aid; a president of the Working Group of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia for drafting the Law of Advocacy; a member of the Government Commission for the Civil Code; a member of the Working Group of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia for drafting the National Strategy for Judicial Reform for 2013-2018; a member of the Commission for implementation of the National Strategy for Judicial Reform for 2013-2018. Mr. Djordjevic has conducted the activities during the process of admission of the Bar Chamber of Serbia as CCBE member observer and now he discharges the duties of a representative of the Bar Chamber of Serbia in CCBE. Education He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Serbia, and received his MA from the European Law Academy in Trier, Germany and the Judicial Training Centre in Belgrade, Serbia.

Аttorney at Law
Mr. Djordjevic is the third generation of lawyers in the family Djordjevic. His grandfather established...
Ilijanco Gagovski
Ilijanco Gagovski
Enterpreneur

The key incentive in his professional career is the challenge to plan, establish, manage and develop the first direct investment of the big IT company in Macedonia – Microsoft Macedonia. Since May 2002 to July 2004, he worked as a business development manager in Microsoft Macedonia, creating an important market ground that led Microsoft to adopt a decision on opening its branch office in Macedonia in July 2004 when he was appointed as its general manager. In 2008, he worked on the creation and the establishment of Microsoft in Albania, which meant regional expansion of his engagement in the IT industry. In 2000 he held the position of a marketing and sales manager in a local IT company, a dealer of Microsoft and several other well-known IT brands

Enterpreneur
The key incentive in his professional career is the challenge to plan, establish, manage and...
Oya Deniz Kavame
Oya Deniz Kavame
Aksan Law Firm

Oya Deniz Kavame graduated from the Istanbul Bilgi University in 2006. She is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association. Ms. Kavame completed Alternative Dispute Resolution, Evidence Law and Law Office Management education at South Texas College of Law in 2007 in Texas State of USA. She joined Aksan Law Firm as a trainee lawyer in 2007. Ms. Kavame has worked in different departments of Aksan Law Firm and at present, she is the head of its International Corporate Law Department. She has specialized in corporate law, international law, real estate law, alternative dispute resolution and privatization. Ms. Kavame works in unfair competition and privatization areas and focuses on rendering legal services to foreign investors from America, Europe and Middle East with regard to company establishment, interpretation of contracts and commercial law issues. Some of the high-profile cases she worked on include: preparation of due diligence reports to determinate the legal status before the process of privatization of total 48 thermal and hydroelectric power plants belonging to the Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. as the representative of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Privatization Authority; conducting M&A processes for foreign investors, such as Friem SpA, Microelettrica SpA, Groupe Lemoine and Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation; representation of X Trade Brokers Menkul Değerler A.Ş. and ATIG Yatırım Menkul Değerler Anonim Şirketi that are the most important companies in Turkey operating in the capital market; representation in a variety of matters of Çukurova Group, which is one of the largest commercial firms in Turkey, comprised of 78 joint stock and limited liability companies; etc.

Aksan Law Firm
Oya Deniz Kavame graduated from the Istanbul Bilgi University in 2006. She is a member...
Blaine Bortnick
Blaine Bortnick
Liddle & Robinson

Blaine H. Bortnick has been a Partner at Liddle & Robinson since 1998. He represents both individuals and companies in a wide range of employment and complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as before arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. As a veteran in New York employment law, Mr. Bortnick has represented many hedge fund managers and high–level executives in the securities industry in employment–related matters. His expertise and depth of knowledge of the intricacies of compensation arrangements unique to this field have enabled him to negotiate favorable contracts and exit packages, as well as successfully litigate on behalf of his clients. In a landmark case in California, he obtained an award in excess of $4.5 million on behalf of a securities industry trader for breach of contract and wrongful termination. Mr. Bortnick also handles a wide range of employment matters outside the securities industry. For example, he secured a judgment in excess of $1.5 million in a sex discrimination lawsuit against an airline. His success in litigating these and other employment cases has enabled him to negotiate favorable settlements for many clients. Mr. Bortnick also has an active and diverse commercial litigation practice. He has represented companies, both public and private, in a variety of industries, including the securities industry, the banking industry and the oil & gas industry. These representations have ranged from contract disputes to international bank and securities fraud cases. His notable successes in this field have included the prosecution of claims on behalf of one of the largest privately owned oil wholesaling companies in the United States against a foreign supplier, resulting in a $4.7 million award for his client. Mr. Bortnick was also part of an international team of lawyers who obtained a $79 million judgment on behalf of a foreign bank against its former President and CEO. The matter was litigated in the Dominican Republic, Florida, Colorado and New York. Mr. Bortnick was in charge of all aspects of the New York cases. He successfully tied up in excess of $10 million of the defendants' assets prior to judgment. He was also part of a trial team that successfully defended a Maryland bank against a multi–million dollar fee claim related to the sale and 20–year leaseback of a Boeing 747. Mr. Bortnick also is presently one of the attorneys on the lead trial team in a multi–billion anti–trust class action. An adjunct Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches New York procedural law, Mr. Bortnick's expertise is often sought by out–of–state attorneys. Mr. Bortnick's achievements have earned him an "AV" rating from Martindale–Hubbell, which represents its highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been selected as a one of the top attorneys in the New York metropolitan area by "Super Lawyers" in 2007, 2009-2012. Other Activities Adjunct Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2002–present New York State Bar Association, Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules, 2007–present.

Liddle & Robinson
Blaine H. Bortnick has been a Partner at Liddle & Robinson since 1998. He represents...
Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys

Georgi Dimitrov became a member of the Bar Chamber of the Republic of Macedonia in 1996. He is an authorized representative for protection of industrial property rights. In 1997, he established the Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys which, at the moment, is one of the leading law offices at the local and regional market with a long list of international clients having, at this moment, an investment portfolio of over one billion Euros at the Macedonian market. Georgi has an extensive experience in the field of corporate and commercial law at the Macedonian and the regional market. His work includes services in the field of tax law, labour law, banking and finance. He also has experience in complex legal disputes related to corporate management. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Lawyers of Macedonia, a member of the Bar Chamber of Macedonia, the British Business Group, the Rotary Club Skopje – Centre. In 2007 he published a paper on immovable properties in Macedonia. He participated in the drafting of the Law on Water Communities in 2000 and the Law on Water Organizations in 2001. He published a paper on the Statement of Safety in accordance with the Law on Labour Relations in the Business Law journal. Dimitrov was a head lawyer of the clinical program in civil law at the Faculty of Law Justinian I – Skopje.

Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys
Georgi Dimitrov became a member of the Bar Chamber of the Republic of Macedonia in...
Marija Bojovic
Marija Bojovic
Bojovic & Partners

Ms. Marija Bojovic is holding the position of a managing partner in Bojovic & Partners a.o.d. Belgrade. She started her legal career as a senior associate at Prica & Spasic in 2000, but as early as 2003 she became a partner at Bojovic & Dasic, a correspondent law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2008 she became a partner in Dasic Kojovic Law Office, and in 2013 she founded the Bojovic & Partners a.o.d. Belgrade. Marija Bojovic has developed her legal expertise in corporate and commercial law in Serbia and Montenegro. She particularly focuses on banking & finance, dispute resolution, M&A, tax, intellectual property, real estate and healthcare & pharmaceuticals. She has worked for clients, such as: EFG Bank, in relation to the acquisition of Nacionalna Stedionica and subsequent merger with EFG Bank, acquisition of Prospera Securities and EFG Property, in relation to acquisition of real estate and drafting of lease agreements; Electrawinds, for which she provided assistance in acquisition of a Serbian company for production of energy from animal waste; HBO and Fox TV for which she provided advise in the area of export of personal data abroad; Nestle Group, in relation to acquisition of Serbian food and beverage producer Centroproizvod; Chayton Capital; East Capital; Opportunity Stedionica; Wiener Stadtiche: UK Bank; DM Drogerie Markt d.o.o.; KBC; Hypo Alpe Adria International AG; Addias; etc. Ms. Bojovic is recognized by the Chambers & Partners as a leading corporate and commercial lawyer in Serbia. Education Bachelor of Law (LL.B) at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and Master of International Business Law (LL.M.) at the Central European University. Other Activities and Membership in Professional Associations Bar Associations of Belgrade, Serbia Director of British Serbian Chamber of Commerce Nominated as European Legal Expert for corporate and commercial law by Legal Business Report Nominated as the European Legal 500 of the Law Firms in Europe CEU Grant for research at United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Vienna, Austria

Bojovic & Partners
Ms. Marija Bojovic is holding the position of a managing partner in Bojovic & Partners...
Neven Vrankovic
Neven Vrankovic
Atlantic group

Neven Vrankovic joined the Atlantic Group in 1998 at the position of executive director for corporate affairs. Since 2001, he has been responsible for the Atlantic Group activities regarding mergers and acquisitions, and in 2002 he was appointed vice-president for corporate affairs. He acquired his work experience in the legal department of the Bergen Bank in Norway, but also as a diplomat, carrying out diplomatic activities in the Croatian embassies in Washington and Belgrade. He was a member of the working group preparing the accession negotiations of the Republic of Croatia in the European Union for the Chapter 6 –Company Law. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and received his MA from the Washington College of Law. He gained additional knowledge in the field of mergers and acquisitions at the INSEAD Business School in France.

Atlantic group
Neven Vrankovic joined the Atlantic Group in 1998 at the position of executive director for...
Jan Trzaskowskiki
Jan Trzaskowskiki
Copenhagen Buisness School

Jan Trzaskowski is Associate Professor, Ph.D. at the Law Department of Copenhagen Business School. He has dealt with legal aspects of new technology since the mid 90's, and is currently working with electronic advertising and commerce, and international aspect of new technology. He has been involved in numerous private and public initiatives concerning legal aspects of new technology, including information technology and electronic commerce. Editor of the leading Danish treatise on Internet law (»Internetretten«), author to a number of articles and reports on advertising, electronic commerce and Internet law. Co-founder of Creative Commons Denmark. Under previous employment he was Head of the Danish delegation negotiating the E-Commerce Directive (directive 2000/31) and OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce (1999) Jan Trzaskowski is a popular and competent lecturer and an active writer of both scientific and popular works. He has been teaching at Danish and foreign universities since 1996. External assignments (lectures and legal work) are mainly carried out through Jurapartner (Ex Tuto ApS). From 1986 to 1988 Jan Trzaskowski was, during his studies, did freelance work writing computer programs (Commodore 64/128 Assembler & BASIC) and articles for a Danish computer magazine (IC RUN). The interest in programming has waned but his fascination with new technology is still the driving force in his research and practical legal work. Areas of interest: Legal aspects of new technology; Marketing law (unfair competition) and privacy; International law and conflicts of law; Legal Risk Management; Open source and alternatives to copyright.

Copenhagen Buisness School
Jan Trzaskowski is Associate Professor, Ph.D. at the Law Department of Copenhagen Business School. He...
Boris Savoric
Boris Savoric
Savoric & Partners

Boris Šavoric advises international clients in high profile corporate and project finance transactions and assists foreign investors in complex mergers and acquisitions in Croatia. Boris Šavorić practice is focused incorporate and commercial law, cross-border transactions and project finance. Boris Šavorić has been a team leader in most of the strategic and infrastructural projects and M&A deals in Croatia, privatizations and public tenders, has advised many international clients, multinational companies and financial institutions and has lead a number of banking projects for international corporations and financial institutions. Boris Šavorić has published several articles in Croatian legal journals. Boris received a Certificate of Appreciation by World Bank for his work and contribution to Investing Across Borders 2010. Education 2010 mag.iur. 1996 Bar Exam 1994 Diploma in Law at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law 1992 Hague Academy of International Law Employment Record 2004 Partner, Šavoric & Partners law firm 2001 Partner, Law office Šavoric 1997 Attorney at Law at Bogdanović & Dolički 1995 Law office Ivica Crnić 1994 Associate at Porobija & Porobija Main Practice Areas M&A, Capital Markets, Banking, Corporate and Commercial Law, Project Finance.

Savoric & Partners
Boris Šavoric advises international clients in high profile corporate and project finance transactions and assists...
Biljana Brishkoska – Boshkovski
Biljana Brishkoska – Boshkovski
Deputy Minister of Justice Macedonia
Deputy Minister of Justice Macedonia