Jana Nikodinovska, Managing Partner

Ms. Jana Nikodinovska is Managing Partner with MENS LEGIS. Previously she was Vice President Legal Affairs & Corporate Secretary with Euromax Resources, a Canadian based junior mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Head of Legal Department of TGS Skopje, a technical and medicinal gasses company part of SOL Group Italy.

Having spent over 15 years in legal advisory Ms. Nikodinovska has acquired a deep knowledge and understanding of the FDIs in Macedonia. Other areas of expertise includes: banking and finance, company law, corporate governance, contractual law and commercial transactions, mining, energy and infrastructure projects, labor law etc.

Jana is a business lawyer and is specialized in U.S., International and Transnational Law with the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. She also holds MBA from the University of Sheffield as well as awards from the Imperial College London and the Vrije University Brussels in EU Law.

She is valuable contributor to international magazines such as World Bank's Doing Business and others.

Other projects includes: Structural and legal reform of the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water economy – EU funded project managed by EAR; Project for approximation of the Macedonian legislation with the EU Law in the area of internal affairs; Project for Training Policy for central administration civil servants – funded by Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia.

Mrs. Sanja Veljanovska is a Senior Partner in Mens Legis. Her primary field of expertise includes counseling on corporate governance, financial, taxation, real estate matters, contractual law, company law, mergers & acquisitions. She is valuable contributor to many international magazines and projects such as Corporate Intl, IFRL, World Bank's Doing Business Project and other. Other activities include preparation of legal opinions, legal due diligences, investment agreements and other legal activities.

She has joined MENS LEGIS in 2004. Among the clients that she has advised are: EUROMAX RESOURCES group during all the phases of their investment in Republic of Macedonia in the biggest mine in Macedonia of copper and gold in Ilovica; G-Macedonia AD Skopje; DMM DRAEXLMAIER Manufacturing Macedonia; Gazit - Globe; RWE Germany during privatization of the Macedonian Electricity Distribution Company ESM; Insurance Company TRIGLAV for purchase of Insurance Company VARDAR AD Skopje; Global Communication Network – USA; Berkshire International Investments Macedonia-Company established by European Estates Limited from UK; "Bombardier Aerospace", Canada, Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. and ING Bank N.V for the Facility Arrangement with Mittal Steel Company; SENCAP S.A Greece; Freshfields; EMIT Ercole Marelli- Italy, the financing project involving EBRD and Royal Gold, the Playtech transaction, Yin Yi Group Company Limited and other.

Her previous experience includes work as a Legal expert of an EU funded Project managed by EAR- Approximation of trade legislation where she participated with her legal expertise in drafting of the Bankruptcy Law and other legislation. She was also Assistant Legal Advisor on the USAID/Deloitte on the Corporate Governance and Company Law project, participating to drafting and implementation of Macedonian Company Law and implementation of corporate governance in the Macedonian Companies.

Mr. Filip Ruben is a Junior Partner in MENS LEGIS. He is an expert in the area of Company law, foreign investment, real estate, Public Procurement, tender procedures etc. Other activities include preparation of legal opinions, legal due diligences, investment agreements, Joint venture agreements, competition and antitrust procedures and many other legal and consultancy activities.

Major projects in which he gave his expertise are Legal consultant of Telecom Slovenije d.d, Republic of Slovenia for the successful acquisition of OTE MTS Holding B.V. Netherlands and its subsidiaries COSMOFON MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AD - SKOPJE and GERMANOS TELECOM AD SKOPJE.

He аdvised EUROMAX RESOURCES Canada during all the phases of their investment in R. Macedonia in the biggest mine in Macedonia of copper and gold in Ilovica and for the acquisition of the company PD VARDAR, in the procedure for granting the mining concession, to the daily operations of the company.

Filip Ruben also advised the Israeli Company GAZIT GLOBE Israel regarding the sale-purchase of the old factory ALUMINA AD in bankruptcy Skopje, and consulted their company in Macedonia (G-Macedonia JSC Skopje) on every day basis. He was a member of the team which conducted the Due Diligence analysis, and prepared the Due Diligence Reports on EMO AD Ohrid, ARC Macedonia for the Yin Yi Group Company Limited, VIL HIL Betting for Playtech and other.

Mr. Andrej Belchovski is a Senior Legal Advisor with a Bar Exam in MENS LEGIS Law Firm. In 2013 he obtained his Master degree in Business law form the Law Faculty „Iustinianus Primus“, in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He specializes in providing legal services in the area of mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence, company law, corporate governance, labor law, environmental law and intellectual property.

His experience in MENS LEGIS includes advising EUROMAX RESOURCES Canada on all aspects of their investment in copper and gold mine in Macedonia; advising the Israeli company GAZIT GLOBE Israel; DMM DRAEXLMAIER, net Connec, SIOL Skopje and others.

Some of the major projects in which he gave his expertise a legal consultant are the acquisition the company ARC Macedonia by Yin Yi Group and the merger of the telecommunication operators ONE and VIP as legal consultant of Telecom Slovenije. He has been published as co-author in the Lawyer Issue magazine, for the subject: “The Developing Mining Sector in the Republic of Macedonia“.

Ms. Blagorodna Ristovska is Junior Legal Adviser in Mens Legis Law Firm, and holds a Bachelor degree in International law from the University "St. Cyril and Methodius" Law Faculty "Iustinianus I" Skopje. Her previous experience includes working at law office.

Ms.Ristovska is specialized in providing law services in the area of preparint legal due diligence, legal opinions, company law, corporate governance, licenses, work permits and regulating foreigner residence, environmental protection, electronic communications, intellectual property.

Her experience includes law services and advising EUROMAX RESOURCES, Telecom Slovenije d.d, ARC Macedonia for Yin Yi Group Company Limited, VIL HIL Betting for Playtech, and other consultancy activities.

Mrs. Daniela Stevkovska join Mens Legis in 2007. Her previous experience includes work in MDC Consulting and Investment Fund SEAF - Macedonia. She is responsible for accounting, banking and current office activities.

Dr Viktor Ruben is a specialist in Medical Law. He is specialized in health care and medical law regulations.

Mr. Ruben follows the updates in the medical legislation and the new developments in the medical law. He provides with an analyses, comments and opinions on the wide range of issues that are fundamental to this expanding area of law.

Mr. Remon Ruben has worked as a Marketing consultant in Mens Legis since 2004. He is responsible for the promotion and public relations of the company in the Macedonian market and world-wide.

Mr. Ruben possesses business knowledge with emphasis on marketing related issues.

He is specialized in marketing and communications.

MENS LEGIS is a firm with proven success and experience record having provided in-depth services within the traditional areas of law as well as staying current with the changing Macedonian legal environment.

The firm's team is prepared to address the unique and increasing needs of national and international clients through personalized services.

MENS LEGIS is committed to the principles of integrity and confidentially to provide prompt and reliable services to their clients.

MENS LEGIS, besides providing highly professional legal opinions based on the domestic legal regulations, also offers suggestions and participates in amending and modification of the domestic legal frame in order to achieve legally most effective form for performing transactions, in cases where preparing the Legal Due Diligence, proves to be inefficient and therefore occurs the necessity for its amendment.

Many laws, acts and regulations have been amended and modified through projects performed to date, and based on the initiative and proposed materials by MENS LEGIS.

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