Boris Baklaja


Boris Baklaja


Boris is a highly skilled commercial and arbitration lawyer with 20 years of professional experience in Serbia and throughout the region. For the past decade he has provided legal services to local and international clients in cooperation with different international law firms.

He has represented clients in more than 15 arbitration proceedings in areas of construction and engineering, IT, international trade and services, before the local and international arbitration forums under VIAC rules, ICC rules, UNCITRAL rules, BAC rules, Rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and rules of Arbitrational Court of the Serbian Football Association.

Boris acted as a sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitrations under VIAC rules, Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce rules and BAC rules.

He advised major international oil and gas, construction, pharmaceutical and distribution companies in their regular business operations and acquisitions in Serbia and region. He has significant experience in assisting prominent clients with comprehensive contractual law advice, drafting of commercial documents and legal opinions on highly sophisticated legal matters. He understands all aspects of commercial relations and has vast experience in the restructuring and privatization process. Boris advised international banks and clients in the process of negotiating and drafting of different Facility Agreements and supportive set of security/guarantee documents. He assisted to international clients in different tax and customs related proceedings as well as represented them in numerous sophisticated bankruptcy and litigation proceedings

He is a founding member of the Serbian Arbitration Association and a member of the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT). He is a listed arbitrator in Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and in the Permanent Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

He is fluent in English and French.

Tel: +381 11 3284 110

  • BA at the Law Faculty at the University of Belgrade
  • LL.M in EU Business Law at Pallas Consortium, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
  • Tax
  • Member of the Belgrade Bar
  • Serbian Arbitration Association
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAUT)