Chairman of the Board
Jovan is an attorney at law with more than seven years of professional experience. He was working in Real Estate, Energy and Environmental departments of leading law firms in Serbia, representing highly reputable international clients and multinational corporations alike. He has worked on some of the pioneering renewable energy projects in Serbia and Montenegro, before he established solo practice in 2014.
He is expert in energy and environmental law, with particular focus on EU law. He was also engaged in several projects dedicated to compliance of domestic regulations with the EU acquis.
He is author of many articles and publications on themes related to domestic and European energy law. Jovan is founder of Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute (RERI) and founding member of Serbian Energy Law Association.
He is fluent in English. Member of Belgrade and Serbian Bar since 2014.
Mirko is experienced project manager, environmental activist and independent policy analyst.
After fifteen years of work with civil society, public authorities and international organisations Mirko gained advanced management, training and presentation skills. He is policy analyst and researcher dedicated to democratisation and citizens’ engagement in evidence-based policy debate.
His area of interest is Aarhus Convention, Environmental Impact Assessment, EU environmental, climate and energy policy, adoption and implementation of EU environmental standards in Serbia.
He published and edited various relevant publications related to environmental and energy governance, public participation, democracy and good governance.
Atila poses wide experience in representing clients in administrative procedures and disputes, civil litigation, criminal and misdemeanour proceedings. He also has years of experience in commercial law.
He spent two years in Dispute Resolution department at one of the leading regional law firms, prior to establishing his own practice. He represented domestic and foreign energy companies in court proceedings before domestic courts and authorities, as well as in Republika Srpska.
Atila is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association since 2012. He is fluent in Serbian, Hungarian and English.
Lead Attorney for Montenegro
Samir poses extensive legal experience in court representation and commercial law in general, with the specific knowledge and practical approach to Montenegrin market and legal system.
After graduated from the Law Faculty, University of Montenegro in 2006, he was working as the associate in Basic court in Herceg Novi until 2010, within both Criminal and Civil Departments. From 2010, Samir works as an independent lawyer in Montenegro, with particular focus on Real Estate and Energy market.
He is a member of Montenegrin Bar Association since 2013 and member of RERI and the lead attorney for Montenegro since 2017. He is fluent in English.
Marko is one of the co-founders of RERI. He is a legal expert specialized for dispute resolution and “green” construction and sustainable development issues. Apart from this, Marko shows significant interest in climate change, both from the practical and scientific perspective.
Marko graduated in 2016 from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and also worked in state and local institutions, tax departments.
He is fluent in English and speaks Spanish.
Hristina is a legal expert in the area of energy and environmental law. She shows particular interest for the environmental law of the EU, with the main focus on air protection.
She graduated from Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2016, among the best students in her generation. She continued her professional career in one of the leading domestic commercial law firms.
She is currently attending PhD programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade and she is the author of several academic papers in the field of ecology and commercial law. She is fluent in Serbian, English and French.
Nikola is a Legal Expert in RERI since 2019.
He has graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade among the best students in his generation.
He successfully completed international course on “Asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights”, organized by the European Programme for Human Rights education for Legal Professionals (HELP)- Council of Europe. Along with the interest for human rights, Nikola showed significant interest for the environmental law, during his student days.
Nikola is currently attending LL.M. programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, with the particular focus on Administrative Law and enforcement of law and access to justice in environmental related matters.
He is fluent in Serbian and English and speaks German.
Milica completed her bachelor and master studies at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She has experience in working for public institutions, as well as in cooperation with civil society organizations.
For two years she was a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Political Science, in the subject of Public Administration, after which she commenced with PhD studies in political science.
Her area of interest is the organization of the administration, with special accent on the transition processes of the reorganization of the administration and the creation of new organizational forms of the administrative body.
She is fluent in Serbian and English.
Marija is an independent designer with ten years of experience in various fields of design and organization of workflow. By combining knowledge in the field of graphic, web and UX design with social media marketing, she creates the recognizable identity of RERI.
She graduated in 2008 from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Belgrade as an Interior Designer.
Marija is fluent in Hungarian and English.
- Jovan Rajić, Attorney at Law, President of the Managing Board
- Mirko Popović, RERI Programme Director and President of the RERI Assembly
- Atila Mraznica, Attorney at Law, RERI Head Litigator
- Sofija Mandić, Legal expert and human rights activist
- Stevan Petrović, Environmental activist
- Marko Pavlović, Legal Expert