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Dr Radivoje Petrikić

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Corporate/M&A, Competition & EU, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects, Real Estate, CEE region


Radivoje Petrikić is a partner at CMS in Vienna and has been the managing partner of the Serbian CMS office in Belgrade since its establishment in 2000.

As an expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law as well as finance and project finance, Radivoje Petrikić looks back on more than 18 years of work experience in major commercial/M&A transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region. He has a sound understanding of all corporate and financial issues relevant for companies operating in markets in transition as well as vast experience in advising regulatory bodies governing such markets.

He is one of the leading M&A lawyers in Serbia and heads the team that handled many of Serbia's landmark cases in the field of corporate and commercial law and privatisations in various industry areas within the past fifteen years. He was engaged by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as the main legal advisor in the process of redrafting the Serbian Company Law, as well as in drafting the PPP legislation.


CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 1999 (partner since 2004); managing partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hasche Sigle in Serbia (2000); counsel of the Serbian Ministry of International Economic Relations; court interpreter for Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.


admitted to the Bar in Serbia (2002) and Austria (2004).


University of Vienna (Mag. iur., 1993; Dr. iur., 1998), University of Belgrade (Dr. iur., 2000).


German, English, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Radivoje Petrikińá - Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz¬†acts for¬†multinational corporations, with presences in Serbia, on both large deals as well as their day-to-day business operations. Managing partner Radivoje Petrikińᬆadvised¬†Zumtobel Group, a¬†European manufacturer of professional indoor and outdoor lighting, on the establishment of its business in Serbia, which included advising on the acquisition of state-owned land, real estate contracts for the construction of a plant, and a lease agreement for a brownfield investment.¬†Marija TeŇ°ińá, Maja Stepanovińᬆand Milica Popovińᬆare the other names to note.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz¬† is 'unique on the Serbian market by many parameters'. The practice is highly rated for¬†major renewable energy, conventional energy and energy efficiency projects. It advised Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on the selection process for a private partner for further development of the airport. ńźorńĎe Popovińᬆis 'committed, hardworking and focused'; Serbia and Montenegro managing partner¬†Radivoje Petrikińᬆand senior attorney¬†Marija MaroŇ°an¬†are also key contacts.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz's practice covers land and building¬†acquisitions, construction and energy projects and lease negotiations as well as¬†regulatory, corporate, financing and environmental issues. The team advised a¬†European manufacturer of professional indoor and outdoor lighting on the acquisition of state-owned land, plant construction-related real estate contracts and a lease agreement. The key contacts are Radivoje Petrikińᬆand ńźorńĎe Popovińá, along with senior attorney Marija MaroŇ°an¬†and attorney at law Dragana Jandrińá.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments in Austria

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    Good things come to those who wait? Finally, the main implementing regulation for the Austrian Law on Network and Information System Security ( Netz- und Informationssystemsicherheitsgesetz , " NISG ") was published last week. It serves primarily to define which companies are actually affected by the NISG. Now it is getting serious for the operators of " essential services ". What does that mean?
    - Dorda

    Black Friday is unquestionable one of the most profitable and busiest days of the year for retail, particularly online. Worldwide almost all online store do offer sales or special promotions on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Already after this practice has established online, a trademark for " BLACK FRIDAY " was registered in Germany back in 2013. In 2016 a Chinese company acquired the trademark and then filed in 2017 for its extension to Austria. Based on the registered trademark, it granted exclusive rights to an Austrian company, which licensed usage rights to various partner stores against remuneration. Further, an exclusive " Black Friday-Cooperation Program " was established. Non-partners who used the event name or trademark were prosecuted and requested to either pay a license fee or refrain from running Black Friday promotions. Some followed the request and entered into license agreements. Some, however, did challenge the validity of the trademark. Finally, respective proceedings to check the actual protection of the trademark were initiated. Austrian courts now held that the trademark " BLACK FRIDAY " is not protected in Austria .
    - Dorda

    On 5th December 2018, the Austrian data protection authority ( Datenschutzbehörde , "DSB") issued a decision (DSB-D123.270/0009-DSB/2018) on data subject's right to data deletion according to Art 17 GDPR. In a nutshell, the DSB accepted consistent anonymisation as a valid alternative to physical and technical deletion. Beside the clear statement that anonymous data is not subject to the GDPR, the DSB provided detailed information on (technical) requirements of anonymisation methods:
    - Dorda
  • Consent or pay ‚Äď a valid scheme under the GDPR?

    Media companies throughout Europe struggle with a difficult economic environment: Shrinking sales figures for print products, the digitalisation and consumer demand force publishers to offer their content also on the internet. However, generating money for online publications is not quite easy as ‚Äď at least in Austria ‚Äď online subscription against renumeration has not been well accepted by customers. This partially has its root in the lack of suitable micropayment means in the past and users thus getting acquainted to online information being offered for free. Thus, publishers have instead focused on financing their platforms by online marketing activities such as placement of banners. Nowadays such digital advertisement is usually targeted to the specific user. For this purpose, cookies are stored on the user's computer upon his first visit of the website, which then collect data about his location, technical equipment used and online behaviour. This finally allows to display specific, user targeted advertisements. However, such cookies may cause issues with applicable consent requirements under the telecommunication and data protection regulations:
    - Dorda
  • fwp expands know-how thanks to new junior partner

    Vienna, March 2019. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner GmbH (fwp) adds valuable competence and expertise to the team by welcoming Pavel Bachleda in its midst as a new attorney-at-law and junior partner.
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    Processing operations subject to the requirement of a data protection impact assessment.
    - Dorda
  • Rien ne va plus!

    - Dorda
  • DORDA advises on the acquisition of Austrian office properties Denk Drei

    Stefan Artner , Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group, and real estate attorney Klaus Pfeiffer of DORDA advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH ( ARE , a subsidiary of Bundesimmobilien-Gesellschaft, the Austrian privatization agency) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development . The successful closing of the forward purchase transaction took place on April 30, 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
    - Dorda
  • Austrian "White List"

    Exceptions from the OBLIGATION TO CARRY OUT A data protection impact assessment
    - Dorda