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Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Banking and finance Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's practice covers NPL sales and bank restructurings; it also fields lawyers with expertise in derivatives and capital markets. The team advised a syndicate of OTP banks on two significant loan transactions. Nikola Babić and Petar Kojdić are the practice heads.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its experience in advising on NPL portfolio sales and restructurings in the banking and finance sector and has a significant track record in telecoms and media sector-related deals. The practice advised Telenor ASA, a member of Telenor Group (a Norwegian multinational telecoms company), with the high-profile sale of its CEE subsidiaries to PFF Group for €2.8bn (on an enterprise value basis); it also acted for the Phoenix Group on the acquisition of the Goodwill Apoteka pharmacy chain in Serbia. Matija Vojnovic is 'an excellent negotiator, a strategic thinker and extremely creative in structuring complex deals'; Luka Lopičić and Slaven Moravčević are also highly rated.

Competition Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is 'responsive, available and meets short deadlines'. The practice advises on antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, damages actions and competition law compliance. It advised Phosphea on the competition law matters surrounding its acquisition of the animal feed phosphate activities of Serbia's Elixir Group. Srdjana Petronijević 'gives great support to clients'; recently promoted Danijel Stevanović and attorney at law Zoran Soljaga are other key advisers.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr fields 'great, responsible and smart lawyers'. The team is widely respected for commercial arbitration and disputes involving construction, insolvency, labour law and energy. It was counsel to the State of Montenegro in a high-value aluminium plant-related arbitration against Ceac Holdings. Jelena Bezarević Pajić 'manages multiple engagements simultaneously and seamlessly' and Slaven Moravčević's 'instinct and expertise never fail'. Nataša Lalatović Djordjević was made partner.

Employment Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr 'has a highly capable team', which advises on all aspects of the employment relationship; it regularly advises international oil and gas company OMV on employment law. Marija Zdravkovic and the 'knowledgeable and professional' attorney at law Bojan Rajic are the names to note.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr 'possesses exceptional expertise'. The practice advises on energy transactions, development projects, privatisations, PPPs, regulatory matters, competition matters and disputes. It advised City of Belgrade and The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on an underground parking project. Miloš Laković is energy department head; other key contacts are Slaven Moravčević  and corporate and M&A head Matija Vojnovic. Aleksandra Petrović is the senior associate to note.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr regularly advises on shopping and retail centres, hotels and office buildings; the firm also fields lawyers with expertise in FIDIC-based construction as well as large-scale property investment projects in Montenegro. Ivan Pantović and recently promoted partner Ivana Panić advised Lidl on the development of supermarkets in Serbia. Slaven Moravčević is also highly rated and Dijana Grujić is an experienced attorney at law.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its media sector experience. IP team head Andrea Radonjanin led advice to GoodMills Group, the European milling company, on a trade mark infringement dispute with a Serbian competitor.

The firm: Schoenherr is a leading full service law firm, with 14 offices and several country desks in the Central and Eastern Europe. As one of the first international law firms to move into CEE/SEE, the firm has grown to be one of the largest firms in the region.

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr has been active on Serbian market since 2002. With a team of more than 50 lawyers, it is among the largest law firms in Serbia. In addition to the Serbian practice, Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is frequently engaged in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and Macedonia. This combination makes the firm exceptionally well suited for cross-border or multi-jurisdictional investments and transactions in the West Balkan countries.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main practice areas are corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution, competition, compliance and white collar crime, labour and employment, intellectual property IT and life sciences, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, regulatory and energy.

Among the firm’s frequent clients are companies from the telecommunication, banking, insurance, construction, oil and gas retail, real estate development and IT industries. The firm acts for governments and governmental bodies, investors/contractors, sellers/buyers, employers, developers, engineers, architects and other stakeholders and thus has experience in handling and protecting these different interests, giving the firm’s lawyers particular insight into the opportunities and risks relevant to any project. The firm has played a major role as legal advisor in many of the high profile deals of recent years in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Nikola Babic
Banking, finance and capital markets Petar Kojdic
Compliance and white collar crime Srdana Petronijevic
Corporate/M&A Matija Vojnovic
Corporate/M&A Luka Lopicic
Dispute resolution Jelena Bezarevic Pajic
Dispute resolution Nataša Lalatovic Dordevic
EU and competition Srdana Petronijevic
Insolvency and restructuring Nikola Babic
Insolvency and restructuring Petar Kojdic
Insurance Matija Vojnovic
Insurance Srecko Vujakovic
IP, IT and life sciences Andrea Radonjanin
Labour and employment Marija Zdravkovic
Labour and employment Nataša Lalatovic Dordevic
Real estate Slaven Moravcevic
Real estate Ivan Pantovic
Regulatory and energy Miloš Lakovic
Number of lawyers : 52
Other offices : Austria (HQ)
Other offices : Belgium/EU
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Other offices : North Macedonia
Other offices : Ukraine