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Kinstellar bolsters its competition & compliance practice in Belgrade with new hires

October 2022 - Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Olga Šipka as a Special Counsel in the Belgrade office and the head of the local Competition and Compliance service line.

Olga Šipka is a highly regarded and experienced lawyer in the Serbian and regional (ex-Yugoslavia) markets. Olga’s core practices include competition and antitrust, regulatory and compliance. She boasts significant, broad-based experience advising and representing leading Serbian and international companies on numerous competition, corporate, data protection, regulatory and M&A projects covering Serbia and the Western Balkans. Her experience extends across a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, insurance, banking, consumer goods, telecommunications, IT and healthcare.

Olga has also held/developed a number of workshops, training sessions and presentations on compliance with competition, regulatory, anti-bribery, white collar and data protection laws. Olga regularly advises international institutions and state bodies on policy options and facilitates their development and the dialogue between relevant stakeholders.

She was previously the managing partner and founder of her own Serbian law practice, which she is now incorporating in Kinstellar’s Belgrade office. Olga holds an LL.M. degree from New York University and is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association.

Olga is joined by Aleksandra Stećuk, as Associate. Aleksandra has experience in various fields of commercial law, particularly in competition, regulatory, data protection and corporate matters. She actively supports clients in a wide range of sectors, including banking, consumer goods, telecommunications, healthcare & pharmaceuticals. She has also acted as an advisor to the World Bank Team in relation to the justice sector reform in the Western Balkans (Serbia, BH, Montenegro, North Macedonia).

Aleksandra holds a master’s degree in the Economic Analysis of Law from the University of Belgrade. She earned her LL.B. degree at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.

Branislav Marić, Managing Partner of our Belgrade office, comments:

I am happy to welcome Olga and Aleksandra to the team. I am confident that they will make an excellent contribution to our practice in Serbia and bolster our full-service offering, allowing us to meet our clients’ high demands in Serbia and the wider region.

Olga Sipka Special Counsel
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