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Jelena Bezarević Pajić

Client says: “Jelena is very close to becoming the leading arbitration expert in the region, if she’s not there already. Personally, I would like to recommend her as a competent, efficient and very reliable lawyer – the kind of lawyer who sets her mind on something and gets it done.”

Chambers Europe - 2017 Edition

Jelena Bezarević Pajić Partner

legal service

dispute resolution, corporate/m&a

admitted to the bar

2008, Serbia

with schoenherr since



Central European University, Budapest/Hungary (LL.M. in International Business Law 2007)
Asser College Europe, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague/The Netherlands (Postgraduate course: International Trade Law including European Union Law, Law on World Trade Organization and International Commercial Arbitration, 2006)
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Belgrade/Serbia (LL.B. 2005)


Serbian, English

academic and other publications

International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee, Subcommittee for Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards – Country Reports on 'non-arbitrability' and 'public policy' as a defence to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention:

  • 'non-arbitrability' - Serbia and Montenegro
  • 'public policy' - Serbia and Montenegro
  • Kluwer Arbitration Blog - Security for Costs in Investment Arbitration: Who Should Bear the Risk of an Impecunious Claimant?
  • International Bar Association Litigation Committee report on Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses 2015 - Montenegro
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2014 - Montenegro
  • Serbia & Montenegro: Enforcing Foreign Court Judgments and
  • Arbitral Awards (eng | srb)

schoenherr publications

  • Schoenherr Roadmap 2016: Montenegro: A Recently Modernised Arbitration Law Awaits New Users (eng | srb)
  • Schoenherr Roadmap 2015: Investment Arbitration – Is Your Investment in Serbia Protected? (eng | srb)


Jelena is named Future Leader in Arbitration 2018 and 2017 by Who's Who Legal and she is on the list of arbitrators of the Permanent Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Jelena Bezarević Pajić


Dobračina 15
SRB-11000 Belgrade

T: +381 11 3202 600