Firm Profile > BDK Advokati > Podgorica, Montenegro

BDK Advokati
CETINJSKA 11
THE CAPITAL PLAZA
81000 PODGORICA
Montenegro

Montenegro > Leading firms Tier 1

Regional law firm BDK Advokati also has offices in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It fields specialists in finance, corporate, M&A, and regularly advises the Montenegrin government on energy projects. Luka Popović is particularly focused on the hospitality and gaming sectors; senior associate Bisera Andrijašević is a competition law expert; and associate Jelena Brajković is experienced in litigation, employment law and IP. Providing key support from Belgrade, senior partner Dragoljub Cibulić is a specialist in greenfield real estate, energy and infrastructure projects, and managing partner Tijana Kojović is a transactions, regulatory and dispute resolution expert.

Practice head(s):

Luka Popović; Dragoljub Cibulić

Other key lawyers:

Bisera Andrijašević; Jelena Brajković; Tijana Kojović

Key clients

Government of Montenegro

Société Générale

QTerminals

ING Bank N.V., Belgian Branch

Montenegrin transmission system operator (CGES)

NDC Asia Limited

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 30), 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). 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, payment services.

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.

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 and finance Tijana Kojovic
Banking and finance Luka Popovic
Competition Tijana Kojovic
Competition Bisera Andrijasevic
Consumer protection Milica Basta
Corporate and commercial Luka Popovic
Data protection and 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
Immigration immigration@bdkadvokati.com
Information and communication technologies (ICT) Pablo Perez Laya
Infrastructure Dragoljub Cibulic
Infrastructure Luka Popovic
Intellectual property Bogdan Ivanisevic
Life sciences and healthcare Bogdan Ivanisevic
Mergers and acquisitions Vladimir Dasic
Mergers and acquisitions Luka Popovic
Media and entertainment Bogdan Ivanisevic
Payment services Dragoljub Sretenovic
Payment services Luka Popovic
Real estate and construction Dragoljub Cibulic
Real estate and construction Luka Popovic
Tax Tomislav Popovic
Tax Luka Popovic
Spanish desk Pablo Perez Laya
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Bisera Andrijašević  photo Mrs Bisera Andrijašević Counsel
Mrs Jelena Brajković  photo Mrs Jelena Brajković Attorney at law
 Luka Popović  photo Luka Popović Partner
Number of lawyers : 30
at this office : 5
Bosnian
Croatian
English
French
German
Italian
Montenegrin
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
International Bar Association
South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Other offices : Banja Luka
Other offices : Belgrade