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Mrs Bisera Andrijašević
Competition, life sciences & healthcare
Bisera is a co-head of BDK competition practice, and heads the firm’s life sciences & healthcare sector. She advises clients on a full range of competition law topics, but her special stronghold is state aid. Industry-wise, she has a particular focus on competition and regulatory issues in life sciences. Although she sits in the firm’s Montenegrin office, she participates in competition law work of BDK Advokati across all of our three jurisdictions.
Prior to joining BDK Advokati in 2015, she worked in the European Movement in Montenegro as Secretary General for three years. She coordinated projects in support of the Montenegrin EU accession process. Bisera is a member of the Working Group for preparation of Montenegro’s accession to the EU for Chapter 8 – Competition and is advising in that role on the harmonization of Montenegrin competition legislation with the EU acquis.
Bisera is fluent in English, conversant in French and reads Italian.
Bisera holds a Bachelor in Law degree from Mediteran University in Podgorica and a Bachelor in Public Administration and European Affairs from the Faculty of Administrative and European Studies. She completed her postgraduate specialist studies in Business and Commercial Law at the University of Montenegro. She was then awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarship and in 2011, she graduated from the European Master in Law and Economics program specializing in law & economics of competition and regulation. She obtained LL.M degrees from the University of Hamburg and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and an M.A. from the University of Bologna. Bisera also completed European Pharma Law Academy 2017 at Downing College, Cambridge.
Lawyer Rankings(Rising stars)
BDK Advokati AOD fields ‘a team that delivers excellent quality‘. The practice is highly rated for its advice on the competition law aspects of commercial contracts, commercial policies, business models and transactions, including state aid issues. Other key areas of strength include assisting clients with competition law infringement proceedings, individual exemptions, dawn raids, and leniency and compliance matters. The full-service department also has notable specialisms in relation to the life sciences and telecoms sectors. Managing partner Tijana Kojović heads the group, which includes state aid specialist Bisera Andrijašević, who was promoted to counsel in January 2021.
Acting for sponsors, government authorities, contractors, lenders, buyers and sellers, BDK Advokati routinely advises on the region’s most significant financing and M&A projects. Clients also benefit from the firm’s membership of the South East Europe Legal Group. Managing the firm’s Montenegrin operations, Luka Popović has hospitality and gaming sector expertise; competition specialist Bisera Andrijašević was recently promoted to counsel; and Jelena Brajković is an experienced associate. Based in Belgrade, Dragoljub Cibulić is a greenfield real estate, energy and infrastructure project expert, and Tijana Kojović is a transaction, antitrust and disputes specialist.