Dr Slobodan Doklestic


Doklestic Repic & Gajin
Bulevar oslobodjenja 203
Belgrade 11000

Tel: +381.11.414.33.60

Email: slobodan.doklestic@doklestic.law
Web: www.doklestic.law

Dr Doklestic is a founding Partner of Doklestic Repic & Gajin in Belgrade with more than 16 years of professional experience, specializing primarily in employment and labor law, as well as in corporate law and M&A.

Slobodan graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. He obtained an LL.M. degree in International Business Law at the Central European University in Budapest. 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.

Dr Doklestic was a team leader in many complex transactions in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The employment team at Doklestic Repic & Gajin provides a complete legal service dealing with all aspects of the employment and labour relation¬ships. The firm offers proactive, pragmatic and commercial employment law advice to key businesses and organizations in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Our specialist lawyers are committed to providing value for money by adapting their service to their clients’ specific needs.

With frequent regulatory changes, often conflicting decisions of the courts and the official opinions of the competent ministries, a flexible and business-oriented approach enables the firm to develop a reliable service in line with the changing and challenging environments in which its clients operate. The firm has a professional relationship with the relevant authorities and is at all times aware of the sensitive nature of employer-employee relationships and issues that clients face.

Our team has provided day-to-day advising and a full service for employment issues to leading multinational and regional companies. In addition, we have also provided employment related advice to many diplomatic missions and interna¬tional organizations. Our work has included engagements and mandates in virtually all employment and labor-related practice areas, including preparation of employment contracts and handbooks, labour issues arising in connection with privatization and M&As, assistance in connection with labor disputes, re-dundancy & restructuring procedures, termination of employment, outsourcing, secondment & assignments, different benefit plans, preparation of share options schemes for employees, advice on pension entitlements, sick leaves, injuries at work, tax treatment of specific benefits, and all other employment and labor related issues.

Doklestic Repic & Gajin is a full-service law firm focusing on all aspects of business law based in Belgrade, Serbia. We have been recognized on the market as a premium law firm that is distinctive in its approach to clients and their businesses. Our clients include leading multinational and domestic corporations, as well as most prominent international organizations, business associations, domestic NGOs, etc.

While our law firm is headquarted in Belgrade, Serbia, we are aware of increasing regional needs of our clients. For that reason, we have established strong relationships with leading independent law firms in neighbouring jurisdictions of former Yugoslavia, which enables us to service our clients also in those jurisdictions.

Chambers Europe (2019)
(Employment, Labor)
Slobodan Doklestić of Doklestic Repic & Gajin is noted for his ability to offer “practical and business-oriented solutions.” Sources also remark: “He is a very diligent legal expert who communicates in an assertive way.” He advises on labour disputes and company restructurings as well as representing clients in collective agreement negotiations with trade unions.
Legal 500 (2018) (Employment) Slobodan Doklestic is ‘excellent’.
Chambers Europe (2016)
(Employment, Labor)
Praise Dr Doklestic for his “ability to minimize all the potentially conflicting situations and find a solution.” Sources say he is “reliable, respect deadlines, and give solutions that are tailored to the client’s needs and have practical applications.” 
Chambers Europe (2015)
(Employment & Labor)


“Slobodan Doklestić remains a well-known, experienced employment practitioner. He has expertise in a wide range of issues, including labour disputes, collective agreements, trade union negotiations and terminations. Lately, he has advised on numerous transactional labour matters.”