Former Senior Associate Mia Kalajdzic has been appointed Partner and Head of the Employment practice area group at CMS Croatia, while former Senior Associate Sasa Sodja was appointed Partner and Head of the Corporate and M&A practice at CMS Slovenia.
Specializing in employment law, Kalajdzic joined CMS in 2012 as an Associate and was promoted to Attorney-at-Law in 2015. She graduated from the University of Zagreb in 2012.
Sodja specializes in corporate, M&A, and tax law and has been with the firm since 2010, having first joined as a Tax Lawyer, and later moving to the Corporate and M&A practice in 2017. Prior to that, she was a Senior Tax Advisor at EY, between 2005 and 2010, and spent a year as Adviser with Slovenia’s Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities.
"With these promotions, we are acknowledging high motivation, exemplary know-how, team spirit, innovative mindsets, and a client-focused approach – the qualities CMS is looking for in their future leaders. Congratulations to [both] of them," CMS Croatia and CMS Slovenia Managing Partner Gregor Famira commented.
"I see my promotion to the position of Partner as an honor and a responsibility, both towards our clients and my CMS team," Kalajdzic said. "I very much look forward to my future path in the firm and am excited about the challenges ahead."
"I see my appointment as a Partner not just as an honor but also as recognition that I have the trust both of my team as well as my superiors and the wider CMS network," Sodja added. "I'm ready for the future: I expect to see changes in the way law firms operate and, having become a Partner, I am delighted that I will be able to play an even greater part in this."