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BDK Advokati AOD

BULEVAR KRALJA ALEKSANDRA 28, 11000 BELGRADE, SERBIA
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Banja Luka, Belgrade, Podgorica

Serbia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

Working for both lenders and borrowers,¬†BDK Advokati¬†stands out for its experience in Loan Market Association and international swaps and derivatives association¬†documentation and hedging transactions. Tijana Kojovińᬆadvised Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale (as agent) and a syndicate of commercial bank lenders, on a ‚ā¨3.05bn credit facility provided to a subsidiary of PPF Group for the acquisition of Telenor's CEE business.¬†Dragoljub Cibulińᬆand senior associate¬†Dragoljub Sretenovińᬆare other names to note.

Leading individuals

Tijana Kojovińá - BDK Advokati

Next generation lawyers

Dragoljub Sretenovińá - BDK Advokati

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

With offices in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia,¬†BDK Advokati's regional¬†M&A practice is highly regarded for its advice on multi-jurisdictional deals.¬†Vladimir DaŇ°ińᬆadvised regional private equity fund Blue Sea Capital on the sale of a 55 per cent stake in Medi Group, a¬†private healthcare provider in Serbia,¬†to Mid Europa Partners; and¬†Tijana Kojovińᬆacted for¬†Mainframe 2, established by a Serbian entrepreneur and known for cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery, on the sale of its shares to Nutanix.¬†Senior associates¬†Tomislav Popovińᬆand Janko Nikolińᬆwere hired from¬†Law Office Miroslav Stojanovic, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss¬†and¬†JPM Jankovic Popovic & Mitic, respectively, while former senior associate¬†Marija Doci left the firm.

Leading individuals

Tijana Kojovińá - BDK Advokati

Next generation lawyers

Tomislav Popovińá - BDK Advokati

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati's 'team is¬†always available and quickly finds the perfect solution'. It is highly rated for competition and state aid law in Serbia; the practice represented¬†Imperial Tobacco in an¬†investigation into an alleged price-fixing cartel against Serbia's tobacco manufacturers and importers.¬†Tijana Kojovińᬆis 'outstanding'; former consultant¬†Vladlena RudusńĀne-Simińᬆleft the firm.

Leading individuals

Tijana Kojovińá - BDK Advokati

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati's 'team is¬†responsive, loyal to deadlines and detail oriented'. It has significant¬†arbitration expertise; and is also active in the litigation space where it handles defamation,¬†internal corporate investigations and white-collar crime, tax matters, employment law, data protection and corporate law, among other areas. The team successfully represented an Italian company in a dispute with a Serbian buyer that included a claim for repossession of machines. Tijana Kojovińᬆ'stands out'.

Leading individuals

Tijana Kojovińá - BDK Advokati

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati's Ana Jankov advises on sensitive terminations, incentives and contentious matters; she also assists with workplace-related privacy and data protection and flexible working arrangements. The team assisted Adient with employment-related issues and labour litigation.

Leading individuals

Ana Jankov - BDK Advokati

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati¬†'goes to great lengths to make sure all requirements are fulfilled'. The team acted for¬†Fornetti against a Serbian holder of the trade mark Fornetti for registering the trade mark in bad faith.¬†Bogdan IvaniŇ°evińᬆis¬†'highly informed and provides the best possible service and results' and senior associate Milica Basta¬†and associate¬†Marko Popovińᬆalso deserve mention; former senior associate¬†Vera Davidovińá left to found her own firm.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati's expertise¬†includes both project financing and overall ¬†project implementation. The team advised¬†Enlight Renewable Energy (as sponsor) and Electrawinds K-Wind (as borrower) on the ‚ā¨142m project financing for one of Serbia's largest wind farms.¬†Dragoljub Cibulińᬆheads the firm‚Äôs energy and infrastructure practices.

Leading individuals

Dragoljub Cibulińá - BDK Advokati

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

BDK Advokati

BDK Advokati¬†is experienced in¬†International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)-based construction contracts, complex asset purchases, retail park developments and assisting hotel operators; the team also advises on energy-related real estate matters. It enjoys¬†a decade-long relationship with high-profile Israeli real estate developer, Aviv Arlon, for whom it recently acted on a residential complex development in Belgrade.¬†Dragoljub Cibulińᬆheads the real estate and construction department;¬†Milan Dakińᬆis also an experienced practitioner.

Leading individuals

Dragoljub Cibulińá - BDK Advokati

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  • Transaction complete: Mid Europa Partners sells Bambi

    The leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe Mid Europa Partners sold Bambi, the leading Serbian biscuit and confectionary maker, to Coca-Cola HBC. The sale was completed on 18 June, and Bambi, one of the most recognisable brands in Serbia, will continue its development under  Coca-Cola HBC .
  • Use of a Feed-In Premium for Photovoltaic Electricity

    The¬† Government of North Macedonia ¬†announced an open call for awarding a contract for the use of a feed-in premium for electricity produced in photovoltaic power plants (‚ÄúPVPPs ‚ÄĚ) on state land in North Macedonia, with total installed capacity of 35 MW. Two locations are envisaged for construction of the PVPPs ‚Äď Azambegovo (Sveti Nikole) and Manastirec (Makedonski Brod). Bidders can submit a bid for three PVPPs, at most, for the location of Azambegovo, as well as one PVPP on the location of Manastirec. The installed capacity of the PPVPs on the mentioned locations can be 10 MW, 5 MW, 2 MW and 1 MW depending on the parcel. The term of the contract for the use of a feed-in premium will be 15 years.
  • Welcome to the Slovenian Legal Market

    This article is written by  Marko Ketler  and originally published in Issue 6.4 of the  CEE Legal Matters Magazine .
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    This article was written by Igor Angelovski and was originally published in Issue 6.2 of the  CEE Legal Matters  Magazine. 
  • NiŇ°-Ekspres Fined for Abuse of Dominance

    On 24 May, the¬† Serbian Competition Commission ¬†fined the bus company NiŇ°-Ekspres from NiŇ° (‚ÄúNiŇ°-Ekspres ‚ÄĚ) for the abuse of dominant position in the amount of RSD 40,726,439 (app. EUR 345,000), which is 1.3% of the total turnover generated by NiŇ°-ekspres in 2016.
  • What to watch out for in case of a hard Brexit and ZUVIZK

    The¬† European Commission ¬†consistently emphasises the citizens‚Äô rights and status in its hard Brexit preparations and contingency works. It appealed to EU Member Stats to take a generous approach towards the rights of UK citizens in the EU, given that the UK reciprocates such an approach. Therefore, in line with the Commission‚Äôs ‚Äúno-deal‚ÄĚ Contingency Action Plan, the Slovenian Government proposed and the Parliament adopted the Act regulating certain issues in the event of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from European Union without an Agreement (ZUVIZK).
  • Karanovic & Partners wins the Law Firm of the Year Award

    We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award, in the Eastern Europe and the Balkans category. 
  • Serbia: The Registration Of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

    As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the¬† Serbian Business Registers Agency ¬†(the ‚ÄúRegistry‚ÄĚ), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (‚ÄúOfficial Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018).
  • Karanovic & Partners joins Ius Laboris

    We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has joined Ius Laboris, the world's premier global network of human resources law firms. The Employment practice of Karanovic & Partners in Serbia joined this prestigious organisation to reinforce its international HR advisory services for domestic and international companies.
  • Karanovic & Partners: The 13th Traditional Conference on Competition Law and Data Protection

    On 28 November 2018, Karanovic & Partners, together with the¬† Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom , held the Competition and Data Protection conference at the Hilton Belgrade hotel. This traditional yearly conference ‚Äď now in its' 13th year, gathered more than 120 experts from the business and legal community, as well as key regulators and stakeholders, to discuss the most important current issues in the fields of competition law and data protection.