Firm Profile > BDK Advokati > Podgorica , Montenegro

BDK Advokati

Leading firms Tier 2

BDK Advokati is highly rated for its advice on M&A transactions, real estate and construction, and energy matters. The team, which is led by Luka Popović in Podgorica, often works in cooperation with the firm's Serbian office, as exemplified in its advice to the government of Montenegro alongside Serbia-based Tijana Kojović on the exit of A2A from a shared ownership in the majority state-owned electricity producer EPCG and its reprivatisation. Popović also assisted Iberostar with its expansion in Montenegro, including the acquisition of local companies involved in several hotel projects. Belgrade-based Dragoljub Cibulić acted for CGES and the government of Montenegro on the development of an underwater power cable between Italy and Montenegro jointly with the Italian transmission system operator Terna.

Leading individuals

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
Number of lawyers : 31
at this office : 4
International Bar Association
South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Other offices : Banja Luka
Other offices : Belgrade