Firm Profile > Prica & Partners > Belgrade, Serbia

Prica & Partners
RESAVSKA 31
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Prica & Partners' 'very responsive and straight-to-the point' team advises both Serbian and international companies on corporate and commercial transactions, M&A, incorporations, contracts and corporate governance, along with shareholder issues, restructuring and divestments. Danica Gligorijević's experience includes privatisation projects; and in addition to heading the firm’s banking and finance team, managing partner Mihajlo Prica focuses on corporate, M&A and commercial matters. Also key to the group is energy and infrastructure specialist Ana Čalić Turudija.

Practice head(s):

Danica Gligorijević; Mihajlo Prica; Ana Čalić Turudija

Other key lawyers:

Veljko Nešić

Testimonials

The level of Prica & Partners’ support, as local counsel, was excellent in terms of professionalism, response times and business-oriented approach.’

Very responsive and straight-to-the point approach, with deep knowledge of the local M&A market. They are also well connected in the region.

Easy to approach, ready to assist, responsive, knowledgeable, motivated, experienced and cost efficient.

The Prica & Partners’ team is highly prompt in its reactions, very knowledgeable and thorough. But most of all, its can-do attitude stands out.’

‘They have a very good understanding of clients’ business needs.

‘A very professional and individual approach to clients, with careful resolving of specific problems.

Adapts to clients’ requirements – this is especially important as we are a foreign company.

Ana Čalić Turudija is very professional, takes a really personal approach to her work, and is well versed in providing sound business advice.

Key clients

The Rohatyn Group (TRG Management LP)

AstraZeneca

AirBnb

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Corteva

Procter & Gamble

dm drogerie markt

Borealis

GUCCI

Ferrero International SA

American Express

Amazon

Government of the Republic of Serbia

Sandoz

Alpiq Energy

DuPont

Pfizer

Uniper

ENEL

Abbott Laboratories

Panasonic

Sportina

Eyemaxx International Holding & Constructing GmbH

Sanofi

3M South East Europe Region

VERBATIM

Grundfos

Shell

HBO

Cisco

Process Solutions Kft.

Christof group

Klett Publishing house Ltd.

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Petruzalek

Competition Tier 2

Prica & Partners' 'ability, level of knowledge and expertise exceeded all expectations'. With competition law a core area for the firm, it regularly assists with the competition law aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. It also advises on compliance programmes, as well as cases involving restrictive agreements, vertical restraints, abuse of dominant position, alleged cartels, dawn raid investigations and leniency applications. Highly rated partners Darija Ognjenović and Tijana Lalić are the principal advisers.

Practice head(s):

Darija Ognjenović

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Lalić

Testimonials

The firm was an invaluable asset to the project team; its ability, level of knowledge and expertise exceeded all expectations.

High levels of expertise and professionalism.

Key clients

Ferrero Group

GI International SRL

Abbvie

Abbott

Grundfos

DuPont

Sanofi

Panasonic

Pioneer Hi-Bred

Corteva Agriscience

Sportina

dm drogerie markt

HBO

AstraZeneca

Asseco SEE

Sandoz

Procter & Gamble

Employment Tier 2

Prica & Partners is experienced in the employment issues arising from acquisitions, the establishment and termination of employment, and restructuring programmes. It also fields specialists in compensation policies, benefits packages, employee share purchase plans, disputes, and the employment of foreign nationals. Tijana Lalić has extensive experience in acting in labour disputes, including mobbing cases; and well-regarded senior associate Jelena Edelman has particular expertise in immigration matters arising from the employment of foreign nationals in Serbia.

Practice head(s):

Jelena Edelman

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Lalić; Jovana Obradović; Ana Čalić Turudija

Key clients

Corteva

VINCI S.A.

AstraZeneca

Apple

Istrabenz Plini

dm drogerie markt

Borealis

Abbvie

Dun & Bradstreet

WizzAir

L’Oréal

EssilorLuxottica S.A.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Analog Devices GmbH

Crédit Agricole SA

Higg Co LLC

Abbott

NECTEL

Grundfos

Cisco

Syngenta

Sandoz (Novartis division)

Banking and finance Tier 3

Prica & Partners' 'well-connected' banking and finance department is headed by managing partner Mihajlo Prica, whose expertise includes general lending, acquisition, project, asset and structured finance, and NPL portfolio acquisitions. Prica also assists with loan and debt structures, establishing collateral, and loan agreements. Experienced partner Tijana Lalić is the other principal contact.

Practice head(s):

Mihajlo Prica; Tijana Lalić

Testimonials

Very responsive and straight to the point, with deep knowledge of local banking and finance law, as well as the market.

Well connected in the region.

Easy to approach, ready to assist and responsive; the team is also knowledgeable, motivated, experienced and cost efficient.

Key clients

The Rohatyn Group (TRG Management LP)

ING Bank NV (Shanghai Branch)

Banca Intesa

Government of the Republic of Serbia

Komercijalna Banka a.d. Beograd

Mercator S

Istrabenz Plini

Crédit Agricole

OTP Bank

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Prica & Partners  is noted for 'advice that stands out and is always pragmatic and spot on'.  The dispute resolution practice has a strong reputation for its resolution of corporate disputes, including international and domestic arbitration, corporate litigation and cross-border disputes. 'Outstanding professionalsAna Čalić Turudija and Tijana Lalić are both regularly sought out for major international arbitration work.

Practice head(s):

Ana Čalić-Turudija; Tijana Lalić

Other key lawyers:

Jovana Obradović; Veljko Nešić

Testimonials

Their advice stands out and is always pragmatic and spot on – complex legal cases are always excellently conducted and closed.

Prica & Partners’ dispute resolution team is very knowledgeable and handles matters thoroughly.

It provides legal support and advice that best suits the client’s needs.

They have an excellent understanding of clients’ disputes – they are an indispensable partner for legal advice.

All matters have been excellently handled on time and within the agreed budget.

The team’s outstanding professionals include Ana Čalić-Turudija and Tijana Lalić.

Key clients

HEP Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd

Fujifilm

AstraZeneca

Transagent

Mytilineos Holdings S.A.

Holcim

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

LAMPSA SA

TEMSA

Duferco

Petruzalek

Projects and energy Tier 3

Providing 'legal advice at the highest level', Prica & Partners handles both regulatory and transactional matters for large domestic and international energy and construction companies, as well as major project developers and investors. Ana Čalić Turudija is a specialist in energy, infrastructure and project development, and Danica Gligorijević is an energy project development and finance expert.

Practice head(s):

Ana Čalić Turudija; Danica Gligorijević

Other key lawyers:

Jovana Obradović

Testimonials

The professionalism of the lawyers at this law firm makes them stand out, and they provide legal advice at the highest level.

All the individuals are very efficient in solving problems and are very fast to reply.

Key clients

MET Holding AG

CJR Renewables

Hrvatske Elektroprivrede (HEP)

Ayen Energy Trading

Enel Trade SpA

Alpiq Energy SE

Istrabenz Plini

Shell Adria

МVM Partner Zrt.

UNIPER

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)

Drawing on tradition, inspired by the future
The family Prica has been leading the legal profession in Serbia and the region for over 120 years. The firm known as Prica & Partners was established in 1900 by Dr Ilija Prica, the great-grandfather of the firm’s current managing partner Mihajlo Prica.

Prica & Partners today
Today, Prica & Partners is a full-service commercial law firm with a rich history of serving corporate clients, governments and financial institutions. The firm was the first legal services provider to specialise in foreign investments in Serbia and the provision of corporate legal advisory.

We offer a comprehensive range of legal services in the core areas of business law. Our team has an extensive, long-standing tradition of practicing in all areas of commercial law with strong international outlook.

Our legal expertise combines sector-specific insight, with premier legal knowledge to benefit of our clients’ industry-specific needs. We solve problems quickly and work tirelessly to guard the business and strategic interests of our clients. Clients value our long heritage, which has uniquely positioned us to set the standard for domestic best practice and to lead the development of the legal profession in our market.

Prica & Partners works on a variety of projects, from airports, luxury brands, telecommunications, financial services and fast-moving consumer goods to high-profile mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, concessions, privatisations, disputes, real estate deals, competition matters, banking and finance, employment and intellectual property.

The firm boasts over twenty legal specialists and is organised as a true partnership.

Our approach is to provide in-depth professional analysis, comprehensive business law services and an integrated team approach. We are committed to our values of the highest professional integrity, mutual trust and respect and making straightforward and customised business solutions to best serve the needs of our clients. Our team is recognised for its expertise and consistent quality in research, analysis, drafting, support in negotiations, as well as representation before the Serbian courts and international arbitral institutions.

Over the years we have maintained a close professional relationship with the leading international law offices active in our market, which makes us a local force for global ventures.

International reach
We provide professional, high-quality legal services to clients in Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. In order to serve our clients’ regional needs, Prica & Partners works with the regional network of leading law firms called “Lawyers & Friends – SE European Legal Network”.  This network encompasses regional law offices, which are based in Slovenia, Croatia and North Macedonia. All law firms in the Lawyers & Friends network apply internationally recognised professional and ethics standards and share their knowledge and experience.

Memberships
Prica & Partners is an active member of the Serbian business community. We are members of several chambers of commerce, which we use to connect with the business community and stay on top of specific issues that impact the business of our client base. Prica & Partners is also a member of specific industry related organisations, which gives our experts the opportunity to meet regularly with industry players and exchange the latest information regarding the latest sector, legal and economic developments at the European level.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Tijana Lalić tlalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Competition Darija Ognjenović dognjenovic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Corporate and M&A Danica Gligorijević dgligorijevic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Data Protection & Privacy Jelena Živanović jzivanovic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Dispute Resolution Ana Čalić Turudija acalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Employment & Immigration Jovana Obradović jobradovic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Energy & Natural Resources Ana Čalić Turudija acalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
French Desk Ana Čalić Turudija acalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Hospitality & Leisure Veljko Nešić vnesic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Infrastructure Projects Danica Gligorijević dgligorijevic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Intellectual Property Zorana Kostić zkostic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Italian Desk Jelena Živanović jzivanovic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Manufacturing & Industrial Vladimir Perić vperic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Media & Technology Mihajlo Prica mprica@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Montenegrin Desk Darija Ognjenović dognjenovic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Tijana Lalić tlalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Real Estate Veljko Nešić vnesic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Restructuring & Insolvency Vladimir Perić vperic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Retail & Consumer Veljko Nešić vnesic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Telecommunications Ana Čalić Turudija acalic@pricapartners.com +381 11 3031 885
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ana Čalić Turudija  photo Ana Čalić Turudija Partner
 Jelena Živanović  photo Jelena Živanović Senior Associate
 Jelena Edelman photo Jelena Edelman Senior Associate
 Danica Gligorijević photo Danica Gligorijević Partner
 Zorana Kostić  photo Zorana Kostić Senior Associate
 Ana Krstić  photo Ana Krstić Associate
 Tijana Lalić  photo Tijana Lalić Partner
 Veljko Nešić  photo Veljko Nešić Senior Associate
 Jovana Obradović  photo Jovana Obradović Associate
 Darija Ognjenović photo Darija Ognjenović Partner
 Vladimir Perić  photo Vladimir Perić Senior Associate
 Iva Popović  photo Iva Popović Associate
 Mihajlo Prica photo Mihajlo Prica Managing Partner
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Nextlaw Global Referral Network
Associated European Energy Consultants (AEEC)
Serbian Arbitration Association
Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

At Prica & Partners we make a strong effort to act professionally, responsibly and ethically in everything we do. We are committed to upholding the highest standards in the legal community. From pro bono legal work, supporting legal education and training to giving back to the community, we are committed to making an impact in our society.

Supporting legal education

Many of our core CSR initiatives are focused around training “would-be” lawyers and the legal business community. In October of 2016, we launched the Prica & Partners Academy which offers concisely designed in-house training courses to the business community to help independent members gain additional know-how and reach optimal legal solutions in order to avoid possible far-reaching and costly litigation.

We also participate in and support various initiatives organised by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce on the practical application of legislation in business.

We regularly support initiatives of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law. We support their annual pre-moot competition and conference, in addition to other programmes.

Responsible business

We take particular care about our working, social and natural environment, which is long-term commitment in the interest of not only our law firm, but the economy and the wider community. As part of our commitment to responsible business we have identified four equally important areas where we implement the following standards:

Corporate governance

  • transparent procedure for the selection of employees
  • publicly available data on company ownership structure
  • publicly available financial reports

Market

  • comprehensive information available regarding services and applicable procedures
  • special procedures regarding complaints

Working environment

  • guaranteed equal employment opportunities
  • guaranteed equal opportunity for career advancement
  • appropriate health and safety measures

Environment

  • official environmental policy
  • employee awareness of official environmental policy
  • application of the principles of “green procurement”

Community contributions

At Prica & Partners, we believe in supporting the efforts of local business, charities and the artistic community. Through supporting development of our local community, we support the overall image of Serbia in the global market and the development of socially responsible business and behaviour in our domestic market.