Firm Profile > BDK Advokati > Podgorica, Montenegro

BDK Advokati
CETINJSKA 11
THE CAPITAL PLAZA
81000 PODGORICA
Montenegro

Leading firms Tier 1

BDK Advokati's 'very precise, to-the-point and accommodating' practice fields experts in finance, corporate and M&A transactions. The team advised Société Générale on the €3.05bn financing of PPF Group's acquisition of the telecom assets in Central and Eastern Europe of mobile operator, Telenor. Luka Popović in Podgorica is highly rated for M&A, corporate and commercial law, and real estate deals. Associate Jelena Bogetić focuses on litigation, employment law and employment disputes, and IP, including counterfeiting-related administrative procedures.

Testimonials

The lawyers are thorough experts, committed and willing to co-operate.

Key clients

Société Générale

BC Partners

Government of Montenegro

CCEC Investments

DCE Investments

European Investment Bank

Iberostar

Signature Investments Montenegro

Serbia > 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

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 31), 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
Banking & finance Luka Popovic
Competition Tijana Kojovic
Consumer protection Milica Basta
Data protection & privacy Bogdan Ivanisevic
Dispute resolution Tijana Kojovic
Dispute resolution Luka Popovic
Distressed situations/insolvency and restructuring Tijana Kojovic
Distressed situations/insolvency and restructuring Luka Popovic
Employment Tijana Kojovic
Employment Luka Popovic
Energy and natural resources Dragoljub Cibulic
Energy and natural resources Luka Popovic
Gaming Luka Popovic
Information and communication technologies (ICT) Milica Basta
Infrastructure Dragoljub Cibulic
Infrastructure Luka Popovic
Intellectual property Bogdan Ivanisevic
Life sciences and healthcare Bogdan Ivanisevic
M&A, corporate and commercial Vladimir Dasic
M&A, corporate and commercial Luka Popovic
Media and entertainment Bogdan Ivanisevic
Real estate and construction Dragoljub Cibulic
Real estate and construction Luka Popovic
Tax Tomislav Popovic
Tax Luka Popovic
German desk Sasa Stojanovic
Spanish desk Pablo Perez Laya
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Luka Popović  photo Mr Luka Popović Partner
Number of lawyers : 31
at this office : 4
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 : Belgrade