Past Speakers

Below are some of the speakers who took the stage at previous GC Summits. Keep your eyes peeled for all the latest news from our speakers in 2019.

Adam Hornyanszky

Adam Hornyanszky

Adam Hornyanszky is Head of International Operations & Business Development at Beres Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. work is mostly dedicated to one strong local pharmaceutical player Béres Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for which he is responsible to develop its international business presence and to follow up contractual wise. He is involved in several national/international cooperation between pharmaceutical companies; his contribution covers the whole process starting from the negotiation phase until the wording of the agreements. Adam received his first degree in business administration in 2000 from the Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences, later his law degree in 2006 from Peter Pazmany Catholic University in Budapest and completed his bar exam in 2011. Since then he is heading his private practice with strong focus on the pharmaceutical industry. His professional interests include the combination of both: management and legal skills.

Albert Attias

Albert Attias

Albert Attias is Director of Legal Affairs, Adria Region at Inditex. Prior to joining Inditex in 2012, he worked as Head of Legal and General Affairs in the Oil & Gas and Construction Industry (with Geofizika) and as Contracts and Negotiations Specialist and Data Privacy Officer with IBM. He has also spent several years in private practice and as a legal apprentice at th eCounty Court in Zagreb.

Aleksandar Vujosevic

Aleksandar Vujosevic

Aleksandar Vujosevic joined Neoplanta JSC Novi Sad in June 2015 as Legal Director. Neoplanta operates in meat industry and is a part of Nelt group. As a Head of Legal, he is reasponsible for Due Diligence, Court representation as well as for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses. Further more, he is in charge for Trademark & IP Law, Employment and Corporate Law. He is a member of Anti-Monopoly team of Nelt group. In his previous career he has been a Legal Affairs Director and Supervisory Board member in Concern Bambi Banat JSC Pozarevac from November 2008 until May 2015. Before Bambi Banat, he was Judge Associate at Municipal and Commercial Court for a period longer than three years.

Aleksandra Mitic

Aleksandra Mitic

Aleksandra Mitic is an experienced legal professional. She became Head of Legal for Galenika in July 2018. Her role is to plans and direct all aspects of company's legal affairs and ensure all business policies and activities are managed correctly and in compliance with current laws. She also provides guidance and counsel to management on business transactions and initiatives including drafting contracts and active roll in negotiation. Prior Galenika, she served as Director of Legal Affairs of Actavis for 8 years. In 2007-2009 Aleksandra was an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia and coordinated work of two departments. In 2004-2007 she served as Legal Consultant at Privatization Agency of the Republic of Serbia. In 2004 Aleksandra founded Law firm Mitic - her own commercial law practice and advised medium and large companies until 2006. Aleksandra has an LLB diploma from University of Belgrade.

Dragan Gajin

Dragan Gajin

Dragan Gajin is a named Partner at Serbia's full-service Doklestic Repic & Gajin law firm. Dragan at is an attorney admitted in Serbia and New York and predominantly focusing on competition law. Apart from a law degree from Serbia, he holds a Master's of Laws degree from Duke University in the United States and a doctoral degree from Central European University in Budapest. Prior to joining Doklestic Repic & Gajin, where he heads the firm’s Competition practice, Dragan worked for some of the leading law firms in Serbia. He has been involved in numerous regional transactions, covering competition law and various transactional issues.

Dragutin Nenezic

Dragutin Nenezic

Dragutin Nenezic is an independent consultant, advising clients in the Western Balkans region on PPPs, concessions, and infrastructure financing. After graduating from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, he worked with both Deloitte and Karanovic & Nikolic, as well as in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Belgrade. He has ten years of regional experience, and has passed the Serbian bar exam. In addition to working on landmark PPP/concession deals in the region, he has also drafted laws and regulations in several jurisdictions and published on the topic both regionally and internationally.

Dunja Hasanovic

Dunja Hasanovic

Dunja Hasanovic is an experienced legal professional based in Belgrade, Serbia. She is the Head of Legal at the I&F McCann Group, in which capacity she advises the creative and management teams of all McCann Adriatic agencies on legal, compliance, and regulatory matters throughout the SEE region. Prior to joining the I&F McCann Group, Dunja was in-house counsel in the public service sector and with several NGOs. Dunja holds a Bachelor's degree from Belgrade University and is currently pursuing an LL.M. at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. She enjoys traveling and urban jungle projects.

Dusan Djurkovic

Dusan Djurkovic

Dusan Djurkovic joined Michelin-Tigar Tyres in 2011 as Legal Advisor. Since 2014, as a Senior Business Lawyer, he has been responsible for coordinating the legal affairs of TCT3-budget Tyes division worldwide. He also supports the implementation and establishment of his division's "order to deliver" business model in Europe, the MENA region, and the USA. In addition, he is responsible for contracting and negotiations with worldwide Off Takers. Before his career with Michelin-Tigar Tyres he was a lawyer at the Zivkovic & Samardzic Law Office in Belgrade.

Dusan Mitrovic

Dusan Mitrovic

Dusan Mitrovic is Head of Legal at Raiffeisen Bank Belgrade. Dusan started with Raiffeisen in 2002 as a Legal Officer and become Head of the Legal Division in 2009. Before Raiffeisen he worked as a Legal Officer at Jugobanka a.d. Belgrade and at ProCredit Bank Belgrade for several years. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.

Dushko Kosturanov

Dushko Kosturanov

Dushko Kosturanov is the General Counsel at Macedonian steel producing company Makstil AD Skopje, part of Duferco International Trading Holding, Hebei Iron and Steel Group. From December 2014 until April 2018, Dushko served as a Manager of S-AMC 1 LTD Skopje, a special purpose vehicle founded by Sparkasse Bank Macedonia JSC Skopje, the first asset management company of its kind in Republic of Macedonia. Prior to that he spent ten years in a banking sector with increasing responsibilities as an in-house counsel. Dushko holds a Master's Degree in Finance and Financial Law from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. /p>

Gaber Kontelj

Gaber Kontelj

Gaber Kontelj is Director of Legal Affairs at the Telekom Slovenia Group, one of the biggest players in the Adriatic telecommunication market, where he manages a team of 30 lawyers. In addition to holding a law degree and passing the state legal examination Gaber has an MBA, which makes him a perfect match to support business with legal knowledge in domestic as well as in international relationships. Gaber combines previous experience in the financial sector (with Insurance company Adriatic Slovenica), the industrial sector (with Belinka and Helios paints and coatings), and in a multinational environment (with Siemens). While working at Siemens as Country General Counsel, Gaber also assumed the role of Regional Compliance Officer for eight countries in the Adriatic Region.

Goran Arsic

Goran Arsic

Goran Arsic is a Legal Advisor for EuroBank in Belgrade. Goran is responsible for drafting contracts, negotiating with clients, restructuring, representing the bank in front of authorities and courts (in both commercial litigation, criminal law, and execution matters, as well as administrative proceeding), counseling, providing legal opinions, and monitoring and directing external counsel. In the past he has worked with both SberBank and ProCredit Bank as legal counsel. Goran holds a Master's degree from the Belgrade University Faculty of Law.

Helena Kokot

Helena Kokot

Helena Kokot is Director of Legal Affairs at the Zagreb International Airport, where she is responsible for managing all legal activities of the company and its affiliates. At the Zagreb International Airport Helena manages lawyers, legal processes, legal risks, and provides legal support in projects and negotiations, oversees compliance with regulations, and manages concessions for airport building. Prior her current role, she served as Legal Director for Croatian Telecom and T-Mobile Croatia. Helena obtained her law degree from the University of Zagreb.

Hristina Burdasheva

Hristina Burdasheva

Hristina Burdasheva is Chief Counsel Legal and Compliance of Mondelez International for South Central Europe and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Mondelez Bulgaria Holding AD. With more than ten years of leadership experience in multinational companies, Hristina manages all legal issues in the markets of Romania, Bulgaria, and the Eastern Adriatic (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia). She gained extensive expertise in all areas of corporate compliance, commercial, M&A, transactional, operational, litigation, employment, intellectual property, financial and securities law, and law department management in various business sectors. Previously, Hristina held the position of Chief Counsel, Legal Advisor for Mondelez Bulgaria. She has also held positions with KMG International N.V. (formerly The Rompetrol Group N.V.), including Shared Services Officer and Chief Legal Advisor for the Bulgarian enterprise. She holds a Master’s degree in law.

Julijana Mihajloska

Julijana Mihajloska

Julijana Mihajloska is the Head of Corporate Affairs at Nextsense. Julijana has worked in the software industry for ten years. She graduated from Macedonia's University of Ss.Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus in 2005 and holds an Executive MBA degree in Marketing Management from the University of Sheffield International Faculty.

Katarina Durdenic

Katarina Durdenic

Katarina Durdenic is currently a Legal Affairs Expert at the Croatian Central Depository & Clearing Company Inc. After several years of working at one of the renowned law offices in Zagreb, she continued her career at the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency where she held a position of a Senior Advisor in Capital Markets Division. For the purpose of her PhD she has visited the most prestigious research institutes throughout the world such as Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, Europa-Institute in Saarbrücken, China - EU School of Law in Beijing and Unidroit in Rome that resulted with several publications. Katarina graduated from law at the University of Zagreb where she is currently finishing her PhD in commercial and company law. In the meantime she has also finished LLM program on German law for foreigners.

Maja Dubenik

Maja Dubenik

Maja Dubenik is Head of Legal Affairs at APS Croatia d.o.o. and is in charge of the compliance and regulatory matters for all APS companies set up in Croatia. APS Croatia is a branch of APS Holding – the leading debt recovery and investment platform in Central and South-Eastern Europe, currently servicing secured NPLs acquired from Zagrebacka Banka d.d. and Hrvatska Postanska Banka d.d., with total gross balance sheet exposure of more than EUR 550 million. Before joining APS Maja worked in the Law Offices Antonio Zujic and Igor Jovanovic in Zagreb as well as the Law Office Dario Eugeni in Italy. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb and she has completed an exchange program at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

Majda Meric Iljazovic

Majda Meric Iljazovic

Majda Meric Iljazovic is General Counsel Adriatic Region at Siemens. Throughout her career Majda has held various management positions in Legal and Compliance. She specializes in Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Trust, and Contract Management. She first joined Siemens in Ljubljana in 2007 as Legal Counsel, then became Regional Compliance Officer Slovenia. In 2011 she moved to Vienna to take on a wider scope of compliance responsibilities in the CEE region. She became General Counsel Adriatic Region in 2014. Majda graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana in 2006. /p>

Maksim Djacuks

Maksim Djacuks

Maksim Djacuks is the Head of Global Regulations & Compliance at Forex Club. For the last six years he has worked as a legal consultant in the FinTech space, acquiring deep in-sight into such topics as regulatory oversight and legal developments for FinTech companies (Forex / Securities / Derivatives / Cryptocurrencies / Payment institutions). During his practice, Maksim has worked with many major international FinTech companies by assisting them with their business expansion into new markets through acquiring appropriate authorizations from the local government authorities and by being compliant with a diverse and ever-changing regulatory landscape. Maksim was one of the first non-Japanese consultants to assist a foreign company enter the Japanese cryptocurrency market by acquiring relevant authorization from the Japanese Financial Services Agency. He was born in Riga, Latvia, but currently resides in Montenegro. He obtained an LL.B. from the University of Latvia and an LL.M. at the Vrije University Amsterdam.

Mirko Lalatovic

Mirko Lalatovic

Mirko Lalatovic is Head of Compliance for Central and Northern Europe at Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest producer of kidney dialysis equipment and largest private provider of dialysis treatments in the world, with more than 110,000 employees worldwide. Mirko has responsibility for a region covering 15 European countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavian and Baltic countries, as well as Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. He is also in charge of implementation of Fresenius Medical Care Compliance Program in the West Balkan countries (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Macedonia). Prior to joining Fresenius in 2015 Mirko was an attorney-at law at the Bratislava and Belgrade officers of Kinstellar and DLA Piper. He graduated from the University of Law in Belgrade in 2006, and obtained French Government scholarship for Master's studies in Business Law and Economy at the Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne.

Neven Vrankovic

Neven Vrankovic

Neven Vrankovic is Group Vice President for Corporate Activities for Atlantic Grupa, which he joined in 1998. Before joining Atlantic in 1998, Neven acquired business experience in the legal department of Bergen Bank in Norway and as a diplomat at the Croatian embassies in Washington, D.C. and Belgrade. He was also a member of the working group preparing the negotiating process with the European Union regarding Chapter 6-Company Law. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb and received his Master's degree from the Washington College of Law in the U.S. He gained additional knowledge in the M&A field at the INSEAD Business School, France.

Ondrej Plesmid

Ondrej Plesmid

Ondrej Plesmid is the Chief Legal Officer at King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and its affiliated companies. Ondrej's began his legal career with three and a half years in a small Czech law firm, then worked for over three more years at the Czech Ministry of Finance as a part of gambling regulator and then at the Ministry of Regional Development in the Czech Republic's Department of Partnership Agreement, Evaluation and Strategies. In 2017 he moved to King’s Casino, the largest online poker-room in Europe.

Rastko Petakovic

Rastko Petakovic

Rastko Petakovic is Senior Partner at Karanovic & Partners, where he specializes in M&A, competition law, and business regulation. Rastko advises clients on the most complex antitrust matters, cross-border transactions, and business regulation and is ranked by independent directories as the leading competition and M&A lawyer in Serbia. He focuses particularly on private equity clients and specializes in telecom and FMCG.

Silvija Zuzul

Silvija Zuzul

Silvija Zuzul is Head of Legal at APIS IT, an information systems and information technologies support agency which designs, develops, implements, manages, and supports large and complex information systems for Croatia's state and local governments. Silvija has previous experience as a Legal and Media expert at Croatian Radiotelevision and has practiced at the Marija Stahor Law Office. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb.

Slobodan Doklestic

Slobodan Doklestic

Slobodan Doklestic is a Partner at Doklestic Repic & Gajin and a recognized practitioner with more than 13 years of professional experience. Slobodan focuses primarily on business law and employment and labor law, corporate, M&A, competition and antitrust, privatization law, and energy and environmental law. He has been a team leader in a number of transactions in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has advised international and domestic clients on corporate and commercial transactions the total value of over EUR 2 billion. Slobodan graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2003. He obtained an LL.M. degree in International Business Law at the Central European University in Budapest, 2005. He was a visiting scholar at the Emory University School of Law in the US, Vienna University, and University of Munich. He obtained his Ph.D. in EU law at the Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac.

Tamara Drobot

Tamara Drobot

Tamara Drobot is Regional Compliance Manager for Serbia and Non-EU countries at AMICUS SRB d.o.o., a subsidiary of AMICUS AG. At AMICUS Tamara's responsibility is providing policy and procedure guidelines, maintaining full understanding of Compliance policies and procedures, managing all necessary trainings, ongoing monitoring, and proposing improvements. Before joining AMICUS, Tamara worked as a Compliance officer for Balkan countries at PharmaSwiss and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. She has an economics background, eight years of experience in Finance and Accounting, and seven years of experience in Compliance. Tamara is certified by the Healthcare Compliance Ethics & Regulation Program at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Tijana Kojovic

Tijana Kojovic

Tijana Kojovic is the Founding and Managing Partner of BDK Advokati: a full-service law firm offering top expertise and premier service standards to corporate and institutional clients in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tijana has 15 years of experience in both transactional and contentious work. She handles the firm’s strategic matters and clients in various practice areas, and she is a member of the Board of the established Belgrade Arbitration Center. She received her LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Belgrade and has an S.J.D. and LL.M. degree from the Central European University in Budapest.

Timotej Lapajne

Timotej Lapajne

Timotej Lapajne is Regional Director of Legal Affairs for Petrol d.d. in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After graduating from law school and passing the bar Timotej joined Droga Kolinska d.d. as Director of Legal Affairs and later became Director of Legal Affairs in Atlantic Grupa. He is experienced at organizing and reorganizing legal teams, corporate governance, and M&A transactions, and he has regional experience in the FMCG, distribution, and energy industries. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana in 2001. He joined Petrol in 2015.

Vukasin Petkovic

Vukasin Petkovic

Vukasin Petkovic is General Counsel of Bambi a.d. Pozarevac. After passing the bar in 2008, Vukasin became an in-house lawyer at Serbia's Prva TV. In 2011 he moved to Schoenherr Law Office, and in 2013 he worked both at Schoenherr and as GC of Harsco Metals Serbia. He graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in 2007.

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