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 is known for its broad real estate practice, advising on large transactions, major projects, and project financing matters. It is particularly known for its offering to international investors. Nedžida Salihović-Whalen and Indir Osmić co-lead the team from Sarajevo. Osmić in particular is regarded for his work relating to energy projects as they intersect with real estate and construction. Ana Terzić is also recommended for her work advising German-speaking clients.

Practice head(s):

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen; Indir Osmić

Other key lawyers:

Ana Terzić

Key clients

European Bank for Restructuring and Development

Tippin Corporation

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

AUSTRIAN SOCIAL FUND

WAGNER AG WALDSTATT

Soda Sisecam Lukavac

Heta Asset Resolution AG

Alpiq AG

Work highlights

  • Advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the acquisition of shares in Eastern Mining d.o.o. Bosnian subsidiary of Adriatic Metals PLC.
  • Advising a prominent group of companies in connection with the building of a renewable power plant

Maric & Co Law Firm

The well-regarded team at Maric & Co Law Firm is known for its ability to provide a full-service real estate practice, covering transactions, disputes and projects. Public and private sector clients alike feature on its client list. The group is also a popular choice for local clients on smaller-scale transactions and disputes. Practice head Slaven Dizdar has extensive experience in multijurisdictional real estate and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Dizdar

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 Elektroprivreda BiH JSC in the construction of Block 7 of the Tuzla Thermoelectric Power Plant.
  • Advising EBRD on six construction loans to local banks in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners  is praised for its ‘knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and construction matters’. It advises on the gamut of real estate matters, including financing, asset acquisitions, and contractual matters covering construction and leasing cases. Sead Miljković leads the practice, advising on large and complex acquisitions. Amar Bajramović is known for his energy projects work, and Maja Šimunac is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Other key lawyers:

Amar Bajramović; Maja Šimunac

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of real estate and construction matters.’

‘This team delivers high-class service.’

‘We are mostly collaborating with Sead Miljković and Amar Bajramović. They are both excellent in providing innovative legal advice, very solution-oriented and dedicated. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

dm drogerie markt

ASA Finance

Montecristo Retail Group

WPD

Work highlights

  • Advising dm drogerie markt on leases of business premises for its branch offices all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advising ASA Group on a FIDIC-based contract with Strabag for the first private general hospital in Sarajevo.
  • Acting for Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. in an ICC arbitration concerning a railway rehabilitation project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Law firm SAJIC

Clients of Law firm SAJIC, which include international and domestic real estate investors and developers, rely on the firm for its strong transactional and construction advice. It is particularly known for its infrastructure work, covering the full range of major public services, as well as strength in construction contract drafting. Mirela Mazulovic is experienced in obtaining permits from significant public authorities for a number of major developments. Stojanka Sajic heads the team. Tijana Kondic has construction disputes experience.

Practice head(s):

Stojanka Sajic; Aleksandar Sajic

Other key lawyers:

Mirela Mazulovic; Tijana Kondic

Key clients

HRVATSKE TELEKOMUNIKACIJE

TEHNOMETAL

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to HRVATSKE TELEKOMUNIKACIJE on the construction of more than 500 mobile telephone base stations.
  • Representing TEHNOMETAL in litigation with Vlasenica Municipality regarding the construction of infrastructure facilities.

Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers

Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers provides a broad range of real estate and construction services to its key clients. It is best known for its work for energy sector clients, ranging from advice to private individuals on their investments to advising large multinationals on Bosnian projects. Naida Čustović leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH / CINEPLEXX BH d.o.o.

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 Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising the local subsidiary of SUZLON Energy A/S Denmark in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sarajevo’s first renewable wind project.

Dimitrijevic & Partners

The real estate practice at Dimitrijevic & Partners, led by Davorin Marinković, advises its clients on major infrastructure and construction works, which includes a focus on regulatory matters and disputes. The team also assists with transactions and leasing, with experience advising major multinationals. Marinković's workload includes construction and procurement matters. Djordje Dimitrijevic is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Davorin Marinković

Other key lawyers:

Djordje Dimitrijevic

Key clients

OHL Z.S. Brno, Czech Republic

DeFacto Retail

Atzwanger AG

MM Invest

Integral Inzenjering

Alumil Aluminium Industry SA

Jaćimović d.o.o.

Eurosalon

Work highlights

  • Advising Integral Inzenjering on various matters including disputes arising from construction contracts.
  • Advising Geoinzenjering d.o.o. Banja Luka in a dispute with the national land registry agency in respect to the service contract for national land survey.

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers advises on large-scale real estate transactions. It has particular strength in PPP, infrastructure and energy matters, and has experience of construction disputes and arbitration. Nihad Sijerčić leads the team. Amina Đugum is also known for her advice to real estate investors.

Practice head(s):

Nihad Sijerčić

Other key lawyers:

Amina Đugum

Testimonials

They are fast, reliable and a “to the point” type of law firm.

All of the individuals from K&N, which we collaborate with, are super helpful, polite and professional.

Key clients

Telemach

Brilliant 3221 GmbH

Hering

Dar Al Arkan Property Development

Iskra Mehanizmi

EBRD

Symphony

Work highlights

  • Assisting EBRD with the amendments to the BH energy efficiency legislation.
  • Assisting Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development in the development of a new tourist/residential area near Sarajevo.
  • Assisting Hering with various issues related to its construction projects.