During her work for international clients in Serbia and Slovenia, Jelena has advised on large scale corporate and commercial transactions in the region. Jelena advised, among others, clients on structured asset acquisitions, cross-border acquisitions, corporate restructuring and mergers, and provided legal opinions on mergers and acquisitions and various corporate matters. Jelena was also involved in a major international ICC arbitration proceeding concerning one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Serbia and advised regularly on pharmaceutical matters.
Prior to establishing Hrle Attorneys, Jelena worked for Wolf Theiss for 8 years. She started her career as a lawyer at Prica Law Office in 2001.
Jelena has a deep understanding of Serbia’s legal framework and current practice in corporate matters. She co-authored a book on company law, contributing chapters dealing with harmonization of company law and liability of company directors and authored numerous legal articles. She also did extensive academic research at Central European University (CEU) and McGill University on international arbitration and competition law. Jelena was assistant professor at the Law Faculty of the Union University (previously Faculty of Business Law).
Jelena is fluent in Serbian, English and Slovene, and has a working knowledge of German.
Jelena is a member of the Serbian Bar Association.
Jelena received her law degree from Belgrade University and holds LL.M. degrees from CEU and McGill University.