Real estate and construction in Bosnia & Herzegovina

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers assists clients with a wide range of matters for an international client base, including high-end real estate transactions, construction projects and project finance transactions. Its team works closely with the firm's wider European network on cross-border matters. Nedžida Salihović-Whalen co-heads the practice with Indir Osmić, who advises clients on energy projects. Senior associate Ana Terzić is the key name for German-speaking clients seeking real estate expertise.

Practice head(s):

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen; Indir Osmić

Other key lawyers:

Ana Terzić

Key clients

Finish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (FINNFUND) and KPA UNICON GROUP

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Nordic Power Partners

PCC DEG Renewables GmbH

Scholz International GmbH

CONTAINEX Container-Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.- (WALTER GROUP company)

HETTA ASSET RESOLUTION AG

ALPLA

Work highlights

  • Advising a prominent group of companies which are shareholders of the JV (a renewable waste to energy power plant) with a major steel producer in BiH (includes various regulatory and corporate advice) in connection with the implementation of the building of renewable power plant.

Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers

Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers is highlighted for its handling of high-value real estate transactions, construction projects and other cross-border work for large multinationals. The team advises foreign investors on large and complex energy and infrastructure projects, as well as their market entry. Naida Čustović leads the team, which includes Lana Sarajlić. Vienna-based Nikolaus Paul also plays a key role.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Other key lawyers:

 Lana Sarajlić

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

AFINUM Management GmbH

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

Cineplexx

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal, Germany

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Dinners club. BiH

Erste Club Card

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Suzlon, BiH

B-One Solutions d.o.o.

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Maric & Co Law Firm

At Maric & Co Law Firm, the real estate team handles domestic and cross-border transactions and also advises on construction projects for both public and private sector clients. The practice is led by Slaven Dizdar. who has over a decade of experience in this space. Branko Marić handles large financing projects. Elsewhere, construction disputes are another area of activity at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Dizdar

Other key lawyers:

Branko Marić

Key clients

Public Company Elektroprivreda BiH JSC

Benetton Group

EBRD

Adriatic Metals PLC

Shandong International

Work highlights

  • Advising Shandong International and its Bosnian subsidiary SDHS-CSI BH Banja Luka on the Banja Luka-Prijedor-Novi Grad highway construction project.
  • Advising the Public Company Elektroprivreda BiH JSC in the construction of Block 7 of the Tuzla Thermoelectric Power Plant.
  • Advising EBRD in relation to six loans to local banks Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as a loan granted to a subsidiary of AS Holding, the biggest food producer, and retailer in BH.

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners

At Law Office Miljkovic & Partners, the real estate practice handles domestic and cross-border transactions for foreign investors and is noted for its 'creative and solution-oriented' approach. Sead Miljković leads the group, which also advises on leasing agreements, construction agreements and the establishment of mortgages, among other matters. Amar Bajramović has particular experience of acting for clients involved in energy sector projects. Maja Šimunac is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Other key lawyers:

Amar Bajramović; Maja Šimunac

Testimonials

‘Law Office Miljković & Partners helps clients effectively in various legal issues. The office has outstanding practice covering a wide range and a team with a deep bench of talent. They always achieve extraordinary quality services and the highest professional standards. The office also has extensive international expertise in advising clients in all fields of law. The team is remarkable at keeping in contact, flexible, very responsive, creative, and solution-oriented with clients.’

‘In this area, we are cooperating mostly with managing partner Sead Miljković. He has the capacity to handle high-profile transactions and knows how to protect and keep the client pleased with his service.’

Key clients

dm drogerie markt

ASA Finance

Montecristo Retail Group

WPD

Work highlights

  • Advising dm drogerie markt, major German retail chain that sells cosmetics, healthcare items, household products and health food on the lease of business premises for their branch offices all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Assisted with legal analysis of receivables of a local bank including complete due diligence of loan documentation and court proceedings thereof including detailed review of real estates – collaterals
  • Advising Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. BiH on an ongoing ICC arbitration concerning a railway rehabilitation project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Law firm SAJIC

Law firm SAJIC's practice, which is jointly led by Stojanka Sajic and Aleksandar Sajić, handles real estate finance transactions and large construction mandates for multinational clients. Mirela Mazulovic is experienced in assisting clients with obtaining real estate permits and registration matters, while senior associate Tijana Kondic acts for clients in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Stojanka Sajic; Aleksandar Sajic

Other key lawyers:

Mirela Mazulovic; Tijana Kondic

Key clients

UniCredit Bank, Banja Luka

JP Hrvatske Telekomunikacije

Tehnometal

Work highlights

  • Assisting Unicredit Bank with resolving property and legal issues in connection with the client’s administrative building.
  • Advising Hrvatske Telekomunikacije on a construction project involving more than 500 mobile telephone base stations.
  • Representing Tehnometal in litigation with Vlasenica Municipality over the construction of infrastructure facilities.

Dimitrijevic & Partners

At Dimitrijević & Partners, Advokatsko o.d. Banjaluka, the practice is led by Davorin Marinković and is seen as a key name in high-profile infrastructure projects across South East Europe, in addition to being active in public procurement work. Elsewhere, the firm is sought-after for advice on commercial leasing and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Davorin Marinković

Key clients

Brcko Roads, Brcko District

OHL Z.S. Brno, Czech Republic

MG Mind

DeFacto Retail

Atzwanger AG

MM Invest

GIZ

Integral Inzenjering

Work highlights

  • Advising Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), an international development agency from Germany in a process of reforms of permitting regime in Bosnia aiming to remove barriers for investments in energy efficiency and construction of renewable energy sources power plants.
  • Advising Integral Inzenjering, one of the leading construction companies in the country on various matters including disputes arising from construction contracts.

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers has a focus on large-scale real estate investment transactions, including those connected with public-private partnerships, energy and infrastructure projects. The practice is led by Nihad SijerčićAmina Đugum is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Nihad Sijerčić

Other key lawyers:

Amina Đugum

Key clients

Telemach

EBRD through Economic Consulting Associates

EBRD

Hering

Tekstilpromet d.d.

UniCredit Bank

Dar Al Arkan Property Development

Work highlights

  • Advised Hering, a leading construction company in BiH, on various issues related to its construction projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advised Telemach on various issues related to its telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Advised Tekstilpromet, a Croatian retail company, on the sale of its Bosnian subsidiary (Grateks) and its assets in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)