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BDK Advokati AOD
BULEVAR KRALJA ALEKSANDRA 28
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Banking and finance Tier 1

BDK Advokati AOD advises both lenders and borrowers. The team stands out for its lending transaction expertise, particular regarding structured finance. It also fields experts in payment services. Tijana Kojović's broad practice includes finance and derivatives, and Dragoljub Cibulić recently advised the lenders on high-profile project finance deals. Senior associate Dragoljub Sretenović is experienced in acquisition, project, and working capital financing.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Key clients

Société Générale

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

International Finance Corporation

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique

OeEB

Société Générale Bank Serbia

Standard Chartered Bank

Bank Zachodni WBK

Nomura International

BC Partners

PZU

HSBC Bank

Banco Santander

Google

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

BDK Advokati traditionally acts for buyers on M&A deals. Recently the team has been increasingly active in significant sell-side mandates. M&A and corporate head Vladimir Dašić consistently advises on prominent M&A deals in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Tijana Kojović is a corporate and commercial law and M&A specialist. Counsel Saša Stojanović  specialises in corporate law and M&A transactions and heads the German desk.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Dašić; Tijana Kojović

Testimonials

BDK is fully focused on its clients. Its ability to suggest solutions to bypass deadlocks and help clients move projects forward is instrumental in completing deals. The team’s availability is literally round-the-clock, which is incredible.

The team is both competent and knowledgeable.

The team is client oriented, flexible, creative and solves problems.

The competence of  Vladimir Dašić is at the highest possible level. No higher quality of advice can be imagined. In addition, his ability to find solutions that help clients come out of seemingly unsolvable situations is amazing.

Vladimir Dašić gives his utmost attention to clients, who never feel any lack of focus or attention whatsoever.

Key clients

BC Partners

Coca Cola HBC

P&O Ports

Valvoline

Dnata

Industriaimport-Industriaimpex AD

Mainframe

Froneri

Google

Trizma doo

LDC Group

Veolia

Blue Sea Capital

KIA Motors

Biotest AG

Cubic telecom

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Competition Tier 1

BDK Advokati AOD stands out for its state aid specialisation. Other areas of strength are individual exemptions, compliance health checks, merger clearance, leniency applications and representation in investigations. Tijana Kojović is a competition law expert. Attorney at law Bisera Andrijašević focuses on life sciences-related competition law issues.

Key clients

Rio Tinto

China Road and Bridge Corporation

BC Partners

Coca-Cola HBC

Imperial Tobacco

Telekom Austria

Valvoline

P&O Ports

KJK Fund

KIA Motors Europe

Biotest AG

AXPO

Dispute resolution Tier 1

BDK Advokati AOD is particularly well known for its international arbitration expertise. The practice also distinguishes itself through its litigation of criminal law matters and regularly acts for claimants in defamation cases. Tijana Kojović is also able to leverage her transactional experience in her disputes practice. Senior associate Aleksandra Đurđević  is a constitutional litigation specialist.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Testimonials

The outstanding strengths of this practice are following up, timely communication of issues, excellent division of tasks and great communication in English.

The team is versed in multiple fields. What makes the individuals stand out is their commitment to building strong relationships with clients.

The BDK team is extremely helpful in making clients understand the legal remedies that lay before them so as to choose the right path to end legal disputes.

This is a highly responsive and detail-oriented practice.

Tijana Kojović is an outstanding lawyer and expert in arbitration.

Key clients

NDM Asset Resolution doo  Beograd

Turkish Airlines

Alliance One Tobacco

Gunes Sigorta

British American Tobacco

United States

Jelena Milić

BIC Slovakia

Rio Tinto

Negri Bossi

Fresenius Medical Care

Froneri Adriatic

Projects and energy Tier 1

BDK Advokati AOD is consistently involved in Serbia's most notable projects. Dragoljub Cibulić is the energy and infrastructure practice head; his experience includes advising on the procurement, development and financing of large infrastructure projects. Milan Dakić is a construction contracts expert.

Practice head(s):

Dragoljub Cibulić

Testimonials

This is a most experienced and professional team that acts on very complex matters.

Dragoljub Cibulić is highly recommended thanks to his professionalism and expertise.

Milan Dakić is a brilliant lawyer.

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

International Finance Corporation

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique

OeEB

Rio Tinto

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Senvion

Enlight Renewable Energy

Nestor Advisors

Société Générale Bank Serbia

Aviv Arlon

Azvi

P&O Ports

Real estate and construction Tier 1

BDK Advokati AOD fields experts in the local and regional construction and real estate sectors, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contracts, and construction-related arbitration. Dragoljub Cibulić advises on privatisations, greenfield and brownfield investments, PPPs and joint ventures; and Milan Dakić is a real estate, construction and environmental law specialist. Associate Đorđe Zejak is experienced in real estate sales, greenfield property developments and commercial leases.

Practice head(s):

Dragoljub Cibulić; Milan Dakić

Testimonials

The BDK team provides clients with great legal support. It particularly stands out for its expertise with FIDIC contracts and its ability to advise on complex legal matters to very short deadlines.

Milan Dakić is an exceptional lawyer, whose expertise in real estate and construction proves highly valuable to long-term projects in Serbia. He is well versed in FIDIC and construction arbitration.

Milan Dakić is always available and very responsive in providing quality legal advice.

Key clients

EBRD

International Finance Corporation

Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique

Rio Tinto

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Coca-Cola HBC

Aviv Arlon

Valvoline

Société Générale Bank Serbia

Azvi

Decathlon

Hilton

Cisco

Fresenius Medical Care Srbija

Employment Tier 2

BDK Advokati AOD provides ongoing support to employers in managing their relationships with employees and ensuring compliance with labour regulations. The team also addresses challenges posed by modern technologies in the workplace and assists with contentious situations. Senior associate Nikola Cincović specialises in employment, immigration and health and safety issues. Former practice head Ana Jankov moved to Brussels.

Practice head(s):

Tijana Kojović

Testimonials

The team provides an excellent service and is most professional, dedicated and creative. It is also a great case manager and able to solve complicated issues and finalise matters successfully.

Key clients

Amazon

Adient

British American Tobacco

Hilton

Sanne Group

Froneri Adriatic

Rio Tinto

BIC Slovakia sro

Turkish Airlines

Valvoline

Aviv

Decathlon

Enlight Renewable Energy

Smith Micro Software

United States

Saipem

Intellectual property Tier 2

BDK Advokati AOD is particularly noted for IP law issues involving multinational companies from the international software, internet, and telecoms markets. It also has a leading data protection practice and is experienced in copyright, trade secrets and confidential information, and image rights. Bogdan Ivanišević is an IP specialist, and senior associate Milica Basta is a key data protection and privacy team member.

Practice head(s):

Bogdan Ivanišević

Testimonials

BDK Advokati has a longstanding data protection practice. It knows European data protection law inside out, which helps the team to draw from comparative experience in order to find creative solutions to challenging issues under Serbian data protection law.

The BDK team is professional, knowledgable and holds no information back -the experience is perfect.

Bogdan Ivanišević and Milica Basta are good at explaining complicated legal issues in simple terms and laying down the available options. Also, in their practical proposals, they make every effort to reconcile structures imposed by the law with the business priorities of companies.’

Bogdan Ivanišević leaves the highest impression – both from a professional and personal perspective.

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC

BC Partners

Google

Valvoline

Mainframe2

MediGroup

Tink AB

TAFE

Air Serbia

Ivković group of companies

The firm: BDK Advokati (BDK) was established in 2004 by the current managing partner, Tijana Kojovic, in Belgrade. The firm quickly grew in terms of fee-earners (currently 34), as well as territorial coverage. From the outset, the firm has also been active in transactions, regulatory advice and litigation taking place in the neighbouring markets of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This experience was strengthened with the opening of offices in Podgorica in 2009 and Banja Luka in 2013.

Areas of practice: BDK Advokati is a full-service law firm for corporate, institutional and white-collar/HNW clients, with offices in Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro) and Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and totalling more than 30 fee-earners. The firm’s work is team-based but partner-led, and organised around various practice areas: banking and finance; competition; consumer protection; data protection and privacy; dispute resolution; distressed situations and insolvency and restructuring; employment; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial; real estate and construction; tax; and industry sectors: energy and natural resources; gaming; information and communications technology (ICT); infrastructure; life sciences and healthcare; media and entertainment.

The firm takes pride in combining legal expertise with the knowledge of EU law and EU-level regulatory trends, commercial awareness and premier standards in legal services business. The firm’s approach assumes specialisation in different areas of laws and knowledge of specific industry regulations. Lawyers are required to be broad-minded and knowledgeable in inter-related fields and equipped to recognise legal issues and trends in clients’ industries. The firm has two lawyers qualified in the EU, German and Spanish desk.

BDK is a member of the South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), an organisation assembling leading independent law firms from 12 jurisdictions in South East Europe, which allows the team to assemble quickly regional teams for cross-border transactions involving jurisdictions outside the firm’s direct coverage.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & finance Tijana Kojovic
Competition Tijana Kojovic
Consumer protection Milica Basta
Data protection & privacy Bogdan Ivanisevic
Dispute resolution Tijana Kojovic
Distressed situations/insolvency and restructuring Tijana Kojovic
Employment Tijana Kojovic
Energy and natural resources Dragoljub Cibulic
Gaming Luka Popovic
Information and communication technologies (ICT) Milica Basta
Infrastructure Dragoljub Cibulic
Intellectual property Bogdan Ivanisevic
Life sciences and healthcare Bogdan Ivanisevic
M&A, corporate and commercial Vladimir Dasic
M&A, corporate and commercial Tijana Kojovic
Media and entertainment Bogdan Ivanisevic
Real estate & construction Dragoljub Cibulic
Real estate & construction Milan Dakic
Tax Tomislav Popovic
Tax Tijana Kojovic
German desk Sasa Stojanovic
Spanish desk Pablo Perez Laya
Number of lawyers : 31
at this office : 26
Bosnian
Croatian
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Montenegrin
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Greek
International Bar Association
South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Other offices : Banja Luka
Other offices : Podgorica