Firm Profile > Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr > Belgrade, Serbia

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr
BULEVAR VOJVODE BOJOVICA 6-8
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Banking and finance Tier 1

'Outstanding in terms of productivity, experience and professionalism', Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's practice covers syndicated lending, energy and infrastructure project finance, property development, and investment grade corporate lending. It also has a strong track record in NPL sales, restructurings, capital markets, derivatives, and banking-related M&A. Nikola Babić, a banking and finance, capital markets and restructuring and insolvency specialist, heads the group. Jovan Barović, Jelena Arsić and Dušan Obradović are also key team members. Since publication, Petar Kojdić left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Babić

Other key lawyers:

Matija Vojnović; Vojimir Kurtić; Jovan Barović; Jelena Arsić; Dušan Obradović

Testimonials

The lawyers in Schoenherr’s banking and finance practice group are always up to date with market developments, both internationally and locally. The team is well organised, professional and provides solution-oriented advice on any aspect of banking and finance.

The firm has a long-established practice in complex transactions; it is great at handling capital markets, financing and energy. Its service is also executed with care, very professionally and often sooner than expected.

‘The firm is always ready to make an extra effort to guarantee that clients are pleased with the service they receive and satisfied with their projects’ results.

I strongly recommend this firm. It is outstanding in terms of productivity, experience and professionalism, with its lawyers responding promptly to the various issues that arise in the banking sector on a daily basis.

They are probably the only firm on the market that is capable of advising on any banking and finance legal issue; I’ve co-operated with several law firms, but the service provided by Schoenherr’s lawyers is exceptional. They really stand out in the market for client service and availability.

Nikola Babić is a brilliant lawyer that I have known for years – one of the very best finance experts in the entire region. He is very analytical and quick at finding easily applicable solutions to any complex situation. Although most of the time we work on opposite sides, I still really enjoy working with him.’

Attorney at law Jovan Barović is pragmatic, hardworking and extremely responsive.

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

UniCredit Bank

Credit Suisse International

Commerzbank AG

Renaissance Capital

National Bank of Greece SA

Erste Bank

Banca Intesa

HETA Asset Resolution

Bank Of Cyprus

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Société Générale

OTP Bank

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

PNB Paribas (Suisse)

Magyar Export-Import Bank Zrt

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

VTB BANK (EUROPE) SE

Deutsche Bank AG

J.P. Morgan Securities plc

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

'With an excellent reputation in the market', key features of Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's practice include its significant TMT and automotive sector expertise. It also has a substantial track record in headline bank M&A transactions. 'A great lawyer with brilliant ideas', Matija Vojnović heads the corporate and M&A practice, alongside 'excellent corporate lawyerLuka Lopičić, who is known for high-end deals. Also highly regarded are telecoms and energy sector specialist Slaven Moravčević; and 'highly specialised lawyerVojimir Kurtić, whose core practice is corporate and M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnović; Luka Lopičić

Other key lawyers:

Slaven Moravčević; Vojimir Kurtić

Testimonials

Schoenherr’s corporate team consists of lawyers who are experienced and who operate by international standards.

Their client service is at a very high level, which is impressive. They have an excellent reputation in the market and they are recognised for handling some of the most prominent transactions of the last few years.’

The team is very strong – probably the strongest group in the country and possibly the strongest regionally.

Highly professional and proactive – very practical as well.

Matija Vojnovićic is a great lawyer with brilliant ideas. He is well known for his professionalism and quick response times to any request. He thinks quickly and has a creative approach to problem solving. I have been very pleased with his work.’

Matija Vojnovićic did a great job in co-ordinating the team.’

Luka Lopičić is an excellent corporate lawyer, who has both local and regional M&A experience.

Vojimir Kurtić is a highly specialised lawyer with excellent negotiation skills. He provides solutions to unique problems, and has strong commitment and high responsiveness levels. He listens very carefully in order to understand our needs, and even understands the business side, as well as legal, which makes communication much easier.

Key clients

Telenor Group

Sberbank

Société Générale

Adient

KKR

Swiss Auto Group

Smurfit Kappa Group

Thumbay Group

Getinge SEE

Lilly Drogerie

Competition Tier 1

Advising on the full spectrum of competition law matters across all sectors, Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr is consistently sought out for antitrust investigations, merger control proceedings, damages actions and competition law compliance. Heading the firm's 'outstanding' EU and competition and corporate investigations and crisis management practice groups, Srdjana Petronijević 'handles complex issues with ease and success'; Danijel Stevanović advises on high-profile global and regional merger control cases and antitrust damages actions; and 'incredibly talented' attorney at law Zoran Šoljaga focuses on competition and antitrust matters in Serbia.

Practice head(s):

Srdjana Petronijević

Other key lawyers:

Danijel Stevanović; Zoran Šoljaga; Minela Šehović; Jelena Obradović

Testimonials

It is valuable to us to have one law firm/point of contact for the entire region and for all possible legal questions.

When it comes to competition law matters, the Schoenherr team is our first choice.

They are knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who provide high-quality legal advice. They are also always approachable, and deliver their service in a timely manner.

One of the key strengths of Schoenherr is that it covers the whole region, which is important for companies that are active in several markets. Having them as our competition law counsel provides us with the confidence that we are fully compliant in each jurisdiction. Regardless of the type of competition law matter, Schoenherr always manages to find the best practical solutions.

The whole team is outstanding and we only have positive impressions of their work.

Srdjana Petronijević is our trusted legal counsel. She is efficient and responsive, handling complex issues with ease and success. We recommend her and we will continue cooperating with her on all legal matters in the entire ex-Yugoslavia region.

Danijel Stevanović is an experienced competition lawyer. He knows the market very well, has excellent legal knowledge, and is always looking for the best possible solution. His negotiation skills and problem-solving ability are also particular strengths.

Attorney at law Zoran Šoljaga is an expert with vast experience and knowledge. He is incredibly talented and able to think strategically for our business.

Key clients

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Daimler

Geely

Adient

Mylan

Nike

Converse

LG Corp

Zenith Electronics LLC

Luxoft USA, Inc.

DXC Technology

Nestlé

Pepsico Group

OMV

Intesa Sanpaolo

Association of the Serbian Banks

L’Oréal Group

Generali CEE

EXOR N.V.

Crédit Agricole

The Association of Serbian Insurance Companies

Banco Santander

Merck

Banka Intesa

Unicredit Group

Peroni Brewery

Eurobank

Japan Tobacco International

Bosch

CRH plc.

Phonenix Group

MPC Properties

Dispute resolution Tier 1

'Appreciated for its focus on the job, international experience, and ability to think beyond the normal solutions', Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr stands out for its consistent success in commercial disputes, particularly in relation to multi-jurisdictional matters (including arbitrations). Jelena Bezarević Pajić is an international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration expert; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević specialises in commercial and corporate litigation, and arbitrations; and Slaven Moravčević and Matija Vojnović are the group's highly esteemed name partners. Attorney at law Tanja Šumar is 'a fabulous talent', who specialises in defending respondent states.

Practice head(s):

Slaven Moravčević; Nataša Lalatović Đorđević; Jelena Bezarević Pajić

Other key lawyers:

Matija Vojnović; Tanja Šumar; Vanja Tica; Hristina Todorovic

Testimonials

A leading firm for its organisational skills, professionalism and legal knowledge.

We consider their in-depth grasp of the law as a real strength.

Their understanding of all the key issues allows for a robust work product, and the working relationship allows for a very helpful open line of communication.

The MVP team is very flexible when it comes to stepping in, and it has impressively broad experience.

I appreciate their focus on the job, international experience, and ability to think beyond the normal solutions.

The practice provides superb and timely advice, as well as results.

One has to single out Jelena Bezarević Pajić, who is very dedicated to her clients. She acts promptly and precisely, and always has in mind the overall interests of the client.

Attorney at law Tanja Šumar is a fabulous talent and very dedicated to her work.

Key clients

State of Montenegro

Cooper Standard

Serbia Broadband – Srpske kablovske mreže (part of United Group owned by BC Partners)

Sberbank Russia

Banca Intesa

Anadi Bank

OMV

Getinge South East Europe d.o.o. Beograd

Adient Seating

Hyundai

Lidl (Serbia)

NEPI Real Estate Development (part of New Europe Property Investments plc)

Benu

Azmont Investments

Wolfin Bautechnik GmbH

Andritz Hydro

APS Holding

Energoprojekt Oprema (part of Energoprojekt group)

Phoenix Pharma d.o.o. Bjeljina

Prvi Faktor

Confida group

Mera Investment Fund LTD

Fortuna Astrum (subsidiary of Bank of Cyprus)

Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch & Tiefbau GmbH & Co KG

Capital Estate

Millet SAS

Sportina Group

Vantage Leasing

Halkbank a.d. Beograd and Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S.

Elektroprivreda Crne Gore AD Nikšić

Employment Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's 'lawyers are knowledgeable, and always ready to think outside the box and propose creative solutions'. The practice advises on all aspects of employment law, from the beginning of the employment relationship to its end. Highly rated partner Marija Vlajkovic advises a number of major clients on their daily employment matters, as well as on labour law-related disputes. Providing notable support is attorney at law Bojan Rajic, who assists international clients with employment law issues when entering the Serbian market.

Practice head(s):

Marija Vlajkovic

Other key lawyers:

Bojan Rajic

Testimonials

Highly competent and engaged team of experienced professionals.

They are not just legal advisers, but also a real partner to our business; and they take great care of clients’ interests.

Great partners with different legal expertise.

A quality and very precise service when compared with other law firms.

They will never advise on the commencement of litigation that will not have a high chance of winning.

Its lawyers are knowledgeable, and always ready to think outside the box and propose creative solutions.

They are always available, and quick in their responses.

High levels of knowledge and experience, with a personal but professional approach; and they deal with stressed and urgent matters in a relaxed but serious way.

Key clients

OMV

United Group

Cooper Standard

SAP West Balkans d.o.o.

Immofinanz AG

Magna

Timab

Adient

Nepi Rockastle

Phoenix Group

Crowe Horwath

Getinge

Sitel

CBRE

Amrest

Projects and energy Tier 1

'The strongest project development team on the market', Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's team specialises in international and domestic energy-related transactions, developments, M&A and privatisations, along with PPPs, regulatory matters, competition, and dispute resolution. Energy department head Miloš Laković is particularly focused on renewable energy projects; Slaven Moravčević has longstanding experience in international and domestic energy projects; and corporate and M&A head Matija Vojnović's is noted for headline energy projects in Serbia. Attorney at law Aleksandra Petrović's experience includes wind and solar parks, and hydro and thermal power plants.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Laković

Other key lawyers:

Slaven Moravčević; Matija Vojnović; Aleksandra Petrović

Testimonials

The strongest project development team on the market!

The team is capable of handling all aspects of large-scale projects; international aspects and industry knowledge are its biggest strengths.

With its excellent provision of services, this is a unique projects and energy practice team in the Serbian market.

The ability to deliver useful and extremely competent advice on time, as well as being extremely available for additional Q&As, are their main strengths in this not-so developed legal area in Serbia.

Miloš Laković is one of the best energy and project lawyers in the SEE region.

Miloš Laković is an extremely dedicated and professional lawyer.

Slaven Moravčević is a strategic thinker, and we highly value him for his extraordinary negotiation skills.

Attorney at law Aleksandra Petrović is a real expert and a valuable member of the team.

Key clients

Fortum

KfW

EBRD

Siemens Wind Power

Enel

Taaleri Finland

Montenegrin power utility – Elektroprivreda Crne Gore

Government of Montenegro

Shanghai Electric Power

City of Belgrade

Energy Community

OMV

Uniprom Montenegro

RWE AG

Building Energy

Ecowind

New Power Generation International

Via Ocel

Rio Tinto

Alstrom

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr 'definitely stands out from the competition in the Serbian market'. The real estate department advises on some of the most prominent commercial property transactions in Serbia and the region, in relation to shopping and retail centres, office buildings and infrastructure construction. Ivan Pantović's longstanding client list includes retail sector powerhouses in Serbia; Slaven Moravčević is experienced in major real estate development projects; and Ivana Panić is a construction law specialist. Dijana Grujić is the attorney at law to note.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Pantović 

Other key lawyers:

Slaven Moravčević; Ivana Panić; Dijana Grujić

Testimonials

Certainly one of the best firms in the Serbian market; the team manages to maintain a high level of competency and proficiency, and its expertise, technical knowledge and dedication to the client make them one of a kind.

Having a well-organised team structure, they are capable of handling various issues smoothly on a daily basis.

The strength and breadth of the team across all the offices is helpful as there is co-ordination between their lawyers around the world, as well as the Serbian office being a centre of excellence in its own right.

They are well-organised, and combined with incredible professionalism and a client-oriented attitude, they are truly amazing. They really have international capacities and an excellent network and reputation on the market.

Definitely stands out from the competition in the Serbian market because of the many national and international projects they are involved in. Also, they understand the market very well – it is a first-class law firm with a remarkable team of experts, and when it comes to responsiveness and availability for clients, they are unique in the market.

Ivan Pantović is responsive and has a practical approach to resolving issues. He always shows an understanding of new industry developments, adapts quickly and gives clear advice.

With an outstanding track record in construction law, Ivana Panić has significantly contributed to the overall project implementation. Her ability to adapt to various, unpredictable situations, combined with her problem-solving skills have been of remarkable value for us.

Ivana Panić is always available and ready to respond promptly to any request.

Key clients

LIDL

Immofinanz AG

OMV

NEPI

City of Belgrade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

AzVirt

AmRest

Building Energy

Rakita Exploration

Municipality Herceg Novi/Implementation Unit [development of utilities and infrastructure]

Xprimia AG

Intellectual property Tier 2

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's 'practice is unique because of the high-quality advice, which is hard to match'. It stands out for its assistance to major media players in the region with their IP-related matters, which ranges from trade mark registrations to highly complex areas, including illegal streaming, online infringements and significant IP litigation. IP team head Andrea Radonjanin 'has vast and practical IP knowledge', while Magdalena Petreska is the associate to note.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Radonjanin

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Petreska

Testimonials

An excellent blend of different expertise.

They can be fully entrusted with clients’ IP problems.

This practice is unique because of the high-quality advice, which is hard to match on the market. Its key strengths include expertise and matter management skills.

They are very reliable; with Schoenherr, I feel confident that all our legal issues will be taken care of; even if I am not aware that a certain matter is a problem, they will point this out and take the initiative to solve it.

They are very professional, detailed, dedicated to their work, full of practical knowledge and act fast! In addition, they are very pleasant to work with.

Andrea Radonjanin has vast and practical IP knowledge, particularly in relation to trade marks. She is also a fast thinker and trustworthy.

Andrea Radonjanin is valued for her knowledge, understanding of business, co-operative personality, solution-oriented approach, and pragmatic advice. I was also impressed with her communications skills.

Andrea Radonjanin is very knowledgeable and provides practical advice.

Key clients

Beiersdorf AG

United Group

United Media S.a.r.l.

Kryolan

OMV

Goodmills

Gallup

Maggie Sottero Designs

UniCredit

Adeco

HerbaElixa

Rio Tinto

Qode

Tehnoexport

Albaugh

Rhythm & Blue Inc.

Rauch

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The 'excellent' banking team at Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr demonstrates strong capabilities in complex, cross-border banking mandates. It is notably prominent in the energy and real estate sectors. Matija Vojnović in Belgrade works closely with Sarajevo-based practitioner Minela Šehović; the latter is highlighted by clients for her 'reliable and precise' advice. The team's work includes project finance transactions and syndicated lending transactions, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnović

Testimonials

‘They did an amazing job and helped us a lot. The quality of their work was excellent, not only technically, but also from a business point of view. They are well experienced and have a profound knowledge of all aspects of law, not only in Bosnia, then in the entire Balkan region. Their main strength is their cooperation with the other offices, that enables them to always provide and cover different aspects of the matter and they always deliver important recommendations regarding how to complete matters in the most efficient way.’

‘Matija Vojnovic is a high-quality lawyer, with over 15 years of experience within all the aspects of law in the region. Matija is well known for his numerous energy projects in the country, as well as for advising on corporate matters. He always has a solution and brings the answers to our business, does not matter how complex the issue is. I really enjoy working with him.

‘Minela Sehovic is reliable, precise and very client-oriented. She sees the whole picture and she did very well in explaining and communicating in a simple way. With great organization skills and a practical approach, she did an amazing job in incredibly short deadlines. Jelena Arsic is detail-oriented and she has a good sense for structuring the deals, takes ownership and follows up. She is a proactive, clever, and highly dedicated lawyer. What is great about her is her ability to explain complex legal matters in a simple way.’

Key clients

Sberbank

UniCredit

GETINGE GROUP (GETINGE AB Sweden and Getinge Group South East Europe)

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Hidroelektrana Dabar

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

At Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr, practitioners in Sarajevo and Belgrade work closely together to advise longstanding local and regional clients that are active in the energy, technology and real estate sectors. Under the joint leadership of Matija Vojnovic and Luka Lopičić in Belgrade, the team handles complex transactions across the CEE region. In Sarajevo, Minela Šehović advises global and regional companies on their entry into the local market, day-to-day corporate issues and merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Matija Vojnović; Luka Lopičić

Other key lawyers:

Bojan Rajić; Minela Šehović

Testimonials

‘Schoenherr is a well-experienced law firm with high-level client service. They will examine all the options to make the deal come through in the easiest and the safest way. I was impressed by their capability to provide quality advice in short time frames. They are reliable, responsive, and always available to us. I also value their international experience as we have been advised by Schoenherr over the past years not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina but also in other jurisdictions.’

‘Minela Šehović is the point of contact for our matters in Bosnia. She is quick in finding appropriate solutions and has proven to be a great support to us. She is a valuable and dedicated legal professional, hard-working and smart. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘My impression is that they are always looking for a smart and safe way to make the deal happen. I would say the firm operates by high international standards and their cross-border capabilities are very positive. They collaborate with the other offices in the region and have the advantage of having the best possible people in the team from their international network’

‘Minela Šehović is an expert in her area of work. She is combining experience and bright intellect and always comes up with a great idea. Also, she is a great communicator.’

Key clients

Sberbank

Phoenix Pharma

Direct Media

UniCredit

Getinge Group

Mtel a.d. Banja Luka

Avigilon

Hidroelektrana Dabar d.o.o. Trebinje

Javno preduzeće Elektroprivreda Republike Srbije (JP EPS)

RIDG Holding s.r.o

Tom Tailor GmbH

Salvado Investment Corp

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Competition Tier 2

Moravcevic Vojnovic and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr's team combines 'excellent industry knowledge' with extensive experience of merger control, behavioural investigations and compliance matters. Belgrade-based practitioner Srdjana Petronijević leads the team with support from Matija Vojnović. In Sarajevo, Minela Šehović is highlighted for her 'high-quality service'.

Practice head(s):

Srdjana Petronijević

Other key lawyers:

Matija Vojnović; Minela Šehović

Testimonials

‘We cooperate with Schoenherr regarding different competition matters in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Schoenherr has one of the biggest competition teams in the region. This team is unique in that its competition lawyers do not only possess in-depth expertise and highly specialized knowledge of competition law, but also broad and deep practice experience in other legal areas. Based on our experience with the firm, Schoenherr’s team understands the needs of our business and provides high-quality service. They showed excellent industry knowledge and a great capability to come up with pragmatic solutions. Their client service is on the highest level in the market. All the lawyers have been very devoted to each of our cases.’

‘Srdjana Petronijevic is one of the best and widely recognized competition lawyers in the region. She is a technically excellent lawyer who thinks ahead, provides practical and effective advice, and makes our business possible. She has tremendous experience in all aspects of competition law, from antitrust to merger control, and always provides an extra value to everything she works on. Also, she delivers under short deadlines, which I really appreciate.

‘Minela Sehovic is an intelligent, creative lawyer who knows the particularities of competition law. She can see the situation from the other perspective, pays attention to details, and always asks the right questions. She is very proactive, responsive, dependable, and gets the job done in a prompt and professional way.

‘The advantages of Schoenherr are: they have regional competition team; all specializations within the team (antitrust, merger control, compliance, distribution, state aid); they have great work ethics (confidentiality, work around the clock, availability) and very important for us, they understand pharma sector and they can follow us throughout the region. It is challenging to apply competition law rules in such a strict regulatory framework’

‘Whenever there is a competition related questions, we contact always Srdjana Petronijevic. She is available, proactive, understands what we need, and provides swift, business-oriented, advise. It is easy and very useful to work with her. She is our trusted partner for competition law related matters. Depending on the question and the country, she forms the team for us. When it comes to antitrust matter, Srdjana is supported by Zoran Soljaga (a profound knowledge and expertise in antitrust law; used to work with the competition authority), when it comes to merger control, she is supported by Danijel Stevanovic (he has expertise in merger control in the entire region). ’

‘They are unique because they are one of the few law firms in the country with an international network. They also have exceptional expertise when it comes to certain practices, including competition.’

‘Srdjana is exceptional competition lawyer with vast experience in the entire region. She is very pragmatic and solution-oriented. Minela is an excellent lawyer who is solution oriented. She always goes an extra mile and is truly devoted and committed to what she does.’

‘We expected legal advice to be delivered in the most efficient yet detailed way and Schoenherr completely met our expectations. The process of delivering work was managed in a very professional way with full focus and commitment to our case. They are great to work with and we really felt that we were in good hands. I am sure that we can rely on them in every situation.’

Key clients

Elektroprivreda Srbije

RIDG Holding

Sberbank

Phoenix Pharma

Direct Media

UniCredit Bank d.d. Mostar, Unicredit bank a.d. Banja Luka

Triglav Osiguranje

Getinge Group

Hidroelektrana Dabar d.o.o. Trebinje

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

The firm: Schoenherr is a leading full service law firm, with 15 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 North 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
Bosnian
Croatian
English
German
Macedonian
Serbian
Other offices : Austria (HQ)
Other offices : Belgium/EU
Other offices : Bulgaria
Other offices : Croatia
Other offices : Czech Republic
Other offices : Hungary
Other offices : Moldova
Other offices : Montenegro
Other offices : Poland
Other offices : Romania
Other offices : Slovakia
Other offices : Slovenia
Other offices : Turkey
Other offices : Albania
Other offices : Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other offices : North Macedonia
Other offices : Ukraine

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Schoenherr advises P&I on the acquisition of 100 % of shares in VRZ

Schoenherr advised P&I Personal & Informatik GmbH on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares in VRZ Informatik Gesellschaft mbH (Dornbirn) and its sister company ThinkCreateAct AG (Switzerland). The transaction is currently subject to the condition precedent of regulatory clearance. With the acquisition of the VRZ Group, P&I AG is expanding its presence in Austria and Switzerland.

Schoenherr advises on top Bulgarian dental distributor transaction involving Abris Capital Partners

Schoenherr advised the owner and CEO of Dentatechnica EOOD, the largest distributor of dental equipment and consumables in Bulgaria, on a transaction with Dentotal (Romania), a subsidiary of Abris Capital Partners. Subject to competition authorities' approval, Dentatechnica will become part of Dentotal Group with the aim of creating a regional leader through organic growth and further consolidation of local markets in Romania and Bulgaria.

Schoenherr advises Wienerberger AG on the successful placement of 2.5 million treasury shares through accelerated bookbuilding

Schoenherr advised Vienna Stock Exchange listed Wienerberger AG, a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, on the EUR 81.25m placement of treasury shares with institutional investors.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr advises UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in CEE for EUR 1bln

Once again, Schoenherr has advised on a billion-euro transaction in the CEE region: An international Schoenherr team assisted UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia for a purchase price of around EUR 1bln.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr further strengthens leadership with promotions

Schoenherr is strengthening the ranks of equity partner, contract partner and counsel with new promotions effective as of 1 February 2020. With Pawel Halwa and Thomas Kulnigg, Schoenherr promotes two longstanding Schoenherr experts to equity partners. Constantin Benes, Leon Kopecký, Günther Leissler, Laurenz Schwitzer, Manuela Zimmermann, Georgiana Bădescu, Mădălina Neagu and Miloš Laković are promoted to contract partners, and at counsel level, Dominik Hofmarcher and Clemens Rainer have moved up in the ranks.