As an international arbitration lawyer with considerable experience in construction arbitration, Nina Jankovic holds an LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and an LLB from Belgrade University, Serbia, graduating summa cum laude.
Prior to joining Aceris, she was a Graduate Trainee in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris and a former intern at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague. She was also a legal intern in law firms in Belgrade and Berlin and a trainee at the German Bundestag in 2014 and a holder of the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS).
Nina participated in the Phillip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition, representing Belgrade University in 2013 and reaching the final rounds, and she coached the Leiden Law School team for this competition in 2015.
Nina speaks English, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish, German and French fluently and has basic knowledge of Portuguese. She is admitted to the Serbian Bar.
Aceris Law LLC, International Arbitration, Geneva, Switzerland – (08/2016 – present)
Nina represents the clients of Aceris Law LLC under the direction and supervision of the founding partner, William Kirtley. She has worked on various cases under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules of arbitration, including, inter alia, a dispute regarding the construction of a plant in the Middle-East, the construction of a water distribution network in Angola, the construction of a desalination plant in Oman and a natural gas construction project in Uzbekistan. Nina also contributes to diverse publications on international commercial, construction and investment arbitration.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, International Arbitration Group, Paris, France – Graduate Trainee (01/16-06/16)
As a graduate trainee during her six-month traineeship, Nina worked on various public international law, investment law and commercial law cases. Nina was primarily working on a public international law case for a submission for International Court of Justice (ICJ) relating to a dispute between two Latin American states. Nina also helped with the translations of documents and evidence to and from Spanish, German and Serbian. During her traineeship, Nina was also involved in an investment law case against ex-Soviet Republic, commercial law cases under the LCIA and ICC rules, and a successful ICC Challenge of an Arbitrator.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (the PCA), the Hague, the Netherlands – Legal Intern (04/15-06/15)
During her three-month internship at the PCA, Nina was involved as a case administrator in a number of public international law and investment law cases, examples of which include a maritime boarder issue between two Balkan States, a confidential case against an international organization, a case brought against Russia in relation to violations of environmental and maritime law. Nina helped with the organization of the hearings and conferences, assisted tribunals throughout different stages of arbitral proceedings and assisted with correspondence between the parties and tribunals.
German Bundestag, holder of International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) 2014, Berlin, Germany- Intern (03/14-07/14)
Worked for five months in an office of an SPD Parliamentarian. Nina organized and attended meetings and conferences, prepared legal briefings and drafted memoranda and notes in German.
Law Firm Jankovic, Belgrade, Serbia – Trainee (04/13-10/13)
Nina was focused primarily on Serbian Company and Business law, involved in the founding of a company and the restructuring of a major pharmaceutical Serbian company. General acquaintance with Serbian court proceedings and litigation of the commercial disputes.
SZARKA Rechstanwalte – Attorneys at Law, Berlin, Germany- Summer Legal Intern (08/12-10/12)
Worked in German language on various insolvency law, family law and inheritance law cases. Was also involved with the EU law and EU enforcement proceedings.
RECENT INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Counsel in SCC arbitration under the laws of Uzbekistan representing a Malaysian company against a subsidiary of a Russian multinational company
Counsel in ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration under Angolan law on behalf of Angolan Ministry against a Spanish company
Counsel in SIAC arbitration under Singapore law on behalf of a company based in Oman against a multinational company based in Singapore
Counsel in ICC arbitration under Saudi law on behalf of Saudi client against a Spanish company
Counsel in ICC arbitration under English law on behalf of Canadian Claimant against Saudi company
Counsel in LCIA arbitration under Saudi law for Saudi Claimant against a South Korean company
Counsel in ICDR arbitration defending Canadian Respondent against American company (settled on favourable terms)
Leiden Law School, LLM Public International Law, special focus on Investment law (August 2015)
- Master Thesis: “Necessity in Public International Law and International Investment law: Is There a Double Standard?”; Mentor: Prof. Eric de Brabandere
- Coaching Leiden Law School Team for Phillip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition
Faculty of Law, Belgrade University, LLB (4 years)(summa cum laude Graduate, October 2013)
- International law with special focus on Public International Law, International Investment Law, Private International Law, Arbitration Law and International Business Law
- Participant in Phillip C. Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition final rounds in Washington DC, March 2013
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany – visiting student (March-June 2014)
- Introduction to German law
- International Security Law
- Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (native)
- English (bilingual)
- Spanish (fluent)
- German (fluent)
- French (advanced)
- Portuguese (beginner)
- Serbian Bar