Country of admission
Zelko began his academic career in 1983 at Ruhr-University Bochum. He passed the first legal state examination in 1990 before the examination office at the Higher Regional Court Hamm.
In 1994, following his military service and legal clerkship, he successfully completed the second legal state examination before the State Examination Office for the Legal Profession in Düsseldorf and was admitted to the bar in the same year.
As a long-standing partner in a mid-sized firm specializing in auditing, tax consulting, and legal services, Zelko gained profound expertise in advising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and affluent individuals, primarily in the fields of commercial and corporate law, labor law, and general civil law.
Zelko represents his clients in all first and second-instance courts in the Federal Republic of Germany and is a member of the German Bar Association.
He is fluent in German, English, Serbo-Croatian, and has a basic knowledge of French.