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Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners
FRANCUSKA 27
11000 BELGRADE
Serbia

Serbia > Employment Tier 1

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners‘ team routinely advises on sensitive terminations and redundancies, disputes and senior executive issues. In addition, the group has recently been active in advising on the employment issues caused by business changes and restructurings, as well as on the pandemic’s effect on the organisation of clients’ businesses. Heading the employment team, Vuk Drašković regularly leads employment work for both multinationals and global law firms. Of notable benefit to clients, senior associate Miloš Andrejević is vice president of the HR committee within the Foreign Investors Council in Serbia.

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Testimonials

Very professional collaboration and approach to each project.

Timely responses each time, and they are available at any time for additional questions.

High levels of professionalism and experience.

The team is very professional and reliable, while maintaining a proactive, friendly and pro-business attitude.

A pleasure to work with. The partner involvement and availability at all stages of a project is another plus.

All the lawyers that I interacted with were very responsive and professional, and they have very good knowledge of the market and of new developments in the legal field.

They proved to be very knowledgeable, available, prompt and responsive in meeting the deadlines requested, which gave us the necessary comfort that the matter was in the right hands.

Vuk Drašković is a highly experienced and professional employment law attorney in Serbia.

Key clients

The Walt Disney Company

Pepco

Philips

Samsung

MSC Global Shipping Company

adidas

Cruise LLC

Steinemann

Marvell Israel

Nielsen

Work highlights

  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet on the employment aspects of the $818m acquisition of Bisnode.
  • Assisted AC Nielsen with a sensitive redundancy procedure and termination of employment agreements.
  • Advising the Walt Disney Company on regional matters associated with hiring employees on fixed-term employment contracts.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Assisting buyers and sellers with both the commencement and closing of deals, Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners handles complex, cross-border M&A, as well as local transactions. The team also has aviation industry expertise. Heading up the corporate and commercial and M&A practices, Vuk Drašković has longstanding experience of advising on the region’s largest M&A transactions. Uroš Popović is qualified to practise in both Serbia and the US and Marija Bojović is a corporate and commercial law expert. The senior associates to note are Mario KijanovićMilica Pešterić and Miloš Andrejević.

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This is an exceptional law firm that covers all areas of law.

The levels of expertise are high, client service and collaboration are exceptional, fees are very reasonable, and the response times are more than satisfying.

The firm proactively advises our company on major issues and new laws and regulations, and they always understand the company’s business and priorities.

A reliable, highly professional and flexible law firm.

Always gets the job done in the best possible way.

They proved to be very skilled and organised.

Marija Bojović and Uroš Popović are highly skilled and highly qualified – very responsive, strategic thinkers and trusted advisers, who are efficient, manage their teams very well, and have in-depth knowledge of our business and needs.

Vuk Drašković and Uroš Popović are appreciated for their professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness.

Key clients

The Walt Disney Company

Pepco

Dun & Bradstreet

Turkiye Maarif School

adidas

Philips

AC Nielsen

AerCap Ireland

Cymbria Corporation

EBRD

Work highlights

  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet (through an international law firm) on regulatory compliance in SEE countries in relation to its acquisition of data and analytics company Bisnode.
  • Advised AerCap House (a commercial aircraft owner and trader) on the lease of an Airbus 330-200 aircraft to Air Serbia.
  • Assisted Philips with a local business transfer matter.

Serbia > Competition Tier 2

Acting on an array of competition matters, Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners‘ sector expertise ranges from TMT, retail, consumer goods, pharma and healthcare to energy, automotive and manufacturing. The team focuses on merger control and abuse of dominant position cases, and is also experienced in advising on vertical and horizontal commercial agreements. Leading the practice, Serbia and US-qualified Uroš Popović has over 15 years’ experience in competition matters in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Senior associate Mario Kijanović is another key team member.

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The lawyers are professional and experienced.

Always striving for the best interests of the client.

Uroš Popovic is a great lawyer, who is knowledgeable and experienced.

Uroš Popovic is energetic, sincere and straight to the point.

Key clients

ABL Solvent

The Association of the Cement Industry

The Walt Disney Company

Pepco

Linklaters

Dun & Bradstreet

adidas Group

Samsung

Philips

Signify

Work highlights

  • Advised ABL Solvent on the competition aspects of its acquisition of a portfolio of receivables from approximately 1,200 companies.
  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet (through an international law firm) on the competition aspects of the acquisition of Bisnode.
  • Advised Philips on the competition aspects of a local business transfer.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners‘ practice regularly assists with the real estate issues triggered by business changes and restructurings; examples include the real estate aspects of mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, spin-offs and the outsourcing of business units. It is also sought out for its experience in real estate-related disputes. Heading up the team, Marija Bojović has longstanding experience in real estate and construction law and Uroš Popović, who is qualified in both Serbia and the US, adds to the firm’s international credentials. Senior associate Mario Kijanović is also a real estate and construction expert.

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Data Investment

Dun & Bradstreet

adidas

Cymbria Corporation

Submarine

Kima Solar

Eva Partners

Pepco

Poseidon

Elias Eco

Work highlights

  • Advised Dun & Bradstreet (through an international law firm) on the real estate aspects of its acquisition of data and analytics company Bisnode.
  • Advising Kima Solar on the development of a solar power plant.
  • Advised Cymbria Corporation on the real estate aspects of the acquisition of Inovatec doo Kragujevac.

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 3

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners‘ finance experience covers cross-border M&A and local transactions, along with aviation industry matters. Standing out for her ‘client management skills‘, Marija Bojović has longstanding banking and finance expertise, with key support provided by name partners Vuk Drašković and Uroš Popović, and senior associate Milica Pešterić.

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A reliable and highly professional firm.

Excellent knowledge and command of banking and finance projects.

Offers what clients need.

Great capacity and knowledge.

In comparison to other law firms, they stand out for their responsiveness, knowledge and professionalism.

Extremely responsive and fast in their turnaround.

Vuk Drašković and Uroš Popović stand out for their professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness. They are always pleasant to work with, very friendly and able to establish genuine relations with clients.

Marija Bojović stands out for her client management skills.

Key clients

HPS Investment Partners

Goethe-Institute Belgrade

Dun & Bradstreet

Philips

AerCap Ireland

EBRD

Cymbria Corporation

FitPass

ABL Solvent

Telia Carrier

Work highlights

  • Assisting an international law firm in advising investment fund HPS Investment Partners on local law issues relating to the refinancing of a €1.1bn priority loan initially granted by Knighthead Capital to Croatia’s Fortenova Group (former Agrokor).
  • Advised AerCap House (a commercial aircraft owner and trader) on the lease of an Airbus A330-200 aircraft valued at $53m to Air Serbia.
  • Advised ABL Solvent on the high-value acquisition of a portfolio of receivables from approximately 1,200 companies.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners‘ team has considerable experience in ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. The practice also assists with the enforcement of arbitral awards. Other key areas of work are corporate and commercial litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and labour and IP-related disputes. Co-heading the group are arbitration specialist Marija Bojović and dispute resolution expert Uroš Popović. Fellow name partner Vuk Drašković is another integral team member, while Stefan Golubović is the senior associate to note.

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A great team that is available and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Halkbank

Cabinet Moyersoen

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

McCann

Tenth Planet

Samsung

Philips

adidas Group

Delta Green

Titan Machinery

Work highlights

  • Representing Halkbank in 17 different enforcement, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Acting for Tenth Planet in litigation concerning an easement over high-value coastal land.
  • Acted for Philips in two very sensitive cases concerning the same ex-employee.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 3

The energy team at Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners is led by Uroš Popović, who is experienced in advising on mining, waste management, biofuels and smart grids, as well as hydro and wind power. The infrastructure practice is headed by Marija Bojović, ‘a true expert‘. At senior associate level, Milica Pešterić has over ten years’ experience in Serbian energy sector matters, while Mario Kijanović is ‘a very experienced, extremely reliable attorney‘.

Testimonials

We have only absolutely positive words for them.

Their team comprises very experienced individuals, who are extremely responsive, knowledgeable and capable of handling any task, regardless of the size or complexity.

What really sets them apart is their business-oriented and pragmatic approach to every project.

We highly recommend working with them.

Marija Bojović is a true expert, with lots of experience and a client-focused approach to every project. She always respects the deadlines, strives to find the best solution, and has excellent overall legal knowledge.

Mario Kijanović is a very experienced, extremely reliable attorney, who always ensures that the best course of action is taken.

Key clients

Elicio

Elias Eco

Telia Carrier

Turkie Maarif School

CWPR Services

Kima Solar

Solarina

Work highlights

  • Advising CWPR Services in relation to the design of two wind farms in Serbia.
  • Advising Kima Solar on the development of a large solar power plant.
  • Advising South Korean company Elias Eco on a project in Serbia, which involves the erection of a plant for the destruction of industrial and medical waste.

Montenegro > Leading firms Tier 3

Bojovic Draškovic Popovic & Partners' Montenegrin practice has strong sector credentials in relation to energy, consumer electronics, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, construction, real estate, financial institutions and shipping. With over 15 years' expertise in Montenegro-related corporate and commercial matters, Vuk Drašković heads the Montenegrin desk; and qualified in both Serbia and the US, Uroš Popović  is also a key partner. Notable senior associate support is provided by Mario KijanovićStefan Golubović and Miloš Andrejević.

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A reliable, highly professional and flexible law firm.

A modern legal practice that offers what corporate clients need these days.

They have the capacity and knowledge to assist big clients with legal advice, M&A deals and dispute resolution, as well to guide smaller clients with tailored advice and assistance.

Great client management skills.

The team has great capacity and is always responsive.

Vuk Drašković and Uroš Popović stand out for their professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness. They are always pleasant to work with, very friendly, and able to establish genuine relationships with clients.

Uroš Popović and senior associate Miloš Andrejević were both extremely responsive and proactive.

Key clients

EBRD

Philips

Samsung

MSC Global Shipping Company

The Walt Disney Company

Labena

Mace Montenegro

Tenth Planet

Signify

Work highlights

  • Advised Philips on local business transfer matters.
  • Advised MSC Montenegro on GDPR permission requirements, in order to implement compliant sales and marketing campaigns.
  • Assisted The Walt Disney Company with COVID-19 related advice, reviewing an employee experience survey, and drafting a mutual agreement on employment termination (among others).

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is a leading full-service business law firm providing legal services in both Serbia and in Montenegro.

Determined to achieve results, Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is deeply committed to its clients’ success.

Clients have consistent access to partners and a responsive team of legal experts to guide them through the challenges of doing business in Southeast Europe.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration Marija Bojovic
Banking and finance Marija Bojovic
Banking and finance Mario Kijanovic
Competition Uros Popovic
Corporate and commercial Vuk Draskovic
Corporate and commercial Milica Pesteric
Data protection Uros Popovic
Data protection Milos Andrejevic
Dispute resolution Marija Bojovic
Dispute resolution Milos Andrejevic
Dispute resolution Stefan Golubovic
Employment Milos Andrejevic
Employment Vuk Draskovic
Energy Uros Popovic
Energy Milica Pesteric
Infrastructure Mario Kijanovic
Infrastructure Milica Pesteric
Immigration Vuk Draskovic
Immigration Milos Andrejevic
Intellectual property Uros Popovic
Intellectual property Mario Kijanovic
M&A Vuk Draskovic
Outsourcing Vuk Draskovic
Real estate Mario Kijanovic
Regulatory Vuk Draskovic
Restructuring Vuk Draskovic
Tax Marija Bojovic
Tax Mario Kijanovic
Technology, media and telecommunications Uros Popovic
Number of lawyers : 12
English
French
Italian
Serbian
Serbian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Foreign Investors Council
AMCHAM
British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Canadian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

CLIENT: adidas
COMPANY/FIRM: Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners
TESTIMONIAL: “We widely respect Marija Bojović from Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners for her strong grasp of local and international issues, and ability to give hands-on practical and easily understandable advice. We have built a true partnership, based on mutual trust and efficiency.”


CLIENT: Philips
COMPANY/FIRM: Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners
TESTIMONIAL: “We praise Vuk Drašković for giving his full attention at any time, with commendable promptness and accuracy, which is the reason why Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is a long-term business partner, not just another legal service provider.”


CLIENT: Samsung
COMPANY/FIRM: Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners
TESTIMONIAL: “In this highly innovative, fast-paced and progressive sector, we seek professionals not only for their legal experience, but also their ability to understand particular specifics of our sophisticated and diverse business. Uroš Popović from Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is one such rare professional. His legal expertise is comprehensive and reliable.”


Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners (BD2P) is a leading full-service business law firm providing legal services in both Serbia and in Montenegro. Our clients have consistent access to partners and a responsive team of legal experts to guide them through the challenges of doing business in the Southeast Europe. All partners at Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners are members of the Serbian Bar Association and the International Bar Association and partner Uroš Popović is admitted to practice law in the state of New York (New York State Bar Association).  

First-class client service requires a strong commitment to understanding and getting to know different markets and different people. For this reason, we have established the following international desks:  

  • French 
  • USA 
  • Montenegrin  

Regional presence 

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners has an extensive regional reach through SELA – The South East Legal Alliance. SELA is a regional network of independent law firms advising clients on their operations across South East Europe. The alliance was conceived and co-founded by Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners of Serbia / Montenegro,  Dimitrijević & Partners of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Žurić i Partneri of Croatia, and was joined by Apostolska Aleksandrovski & Partners of North Macedonia,  Kirm Perpar of Slovenia, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. of Bulgaria and Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha of Albania / Kosovo*. 

The network currently covers 8 jurisdictions:  

  • Albania 
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • Bulgaria 
  • Croatia 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Montenegro 
  • Serbia  
  • Slovenia 

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners, together with the members of SELA, have become official partners of the Grimaldi AllianceGrimaldi is a leading Italian law firm, with a presence in four large Italian cities, including Milan, Rome, Bari and Parma. Grimaldi also has offices in Lugano, Brussels, London and New York City.  

The firm is also a member of the Nextlaw Global Referral Network, the world’s largest referral network by the international law firm Dentons. 

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is a founding member of the BRILA – Belt and Road International Lawyers Association, established by the All China Lawyers Association. 

The team 

Every member of our team of legal experts possesses extensive experience and an excellent understanding of both local and regional legal markets.  

Having worked on some of the largest projects in both Serbia and in the region, our lawyers are able to provide legal support in EnglishFrenchItalian and Serbian. 


Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is fully committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity, equity, differentiation, and uniqueness are among the goals that our law firm strives to achieve when it comes to our team and services. We firmly believe that a strong commitment to diversity enables a company to build a unique team and create a unique combination of an inclusive environment and opportunity for growth and development both individually and as a team.

Hence our belief that an inclusive and diverse workplace makes us stronger and more effective, as it provides the opportunity for an individual to achieve the fullest potential. Not only do we cultivate and nurture existing diversity when it comes to gender, nationality, cultural background, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation, but we also proactively implement these beliefs in our hiring process. We believe that diversity opens up the mind, broadens horizons and generally makes us all better people.

An environment that cultivates diversity awakens social responsibility, which is a duty every individual and every company has to perform to maintain the balance between the economy and the ecosystem. Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners is especially proud to be a socially responsible firm supporting several humanitarian activities and non-profit organizations and events. The sense of responsibility towards the community and the environment, both ecologically and socially, motivates us to move forward and constantly explore new ways to better care about the increasingly globalized society that we are all a part of.

In our effort to cultivate a diversified work culture, we are also trying to make a positive impact on the society:

  • We have created the “We care” platform through which we implement various support programs, both internally and externally;
  • We have been supporters of the Belgrade Dance Festival, a festival that provides tremendous support to both local and international professional dancers, teachers, choreographers and representatives of all artistic fields. We are proud to have been a part of the festival for a few years in a row now, and plan to continue supporting it;
  • We also support UNICEF, NURDOR, and other humanitarian organizations;
  • We continue to support the Belgrade Faculty of Law team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna.

Bojović & Partners Advises Poseidon Group on Co-Investment Partnership in Capitol Park Sombor with

Bojović & Partners has advised Poseidon Group, a British property investment, development and management company, on the structuring of its co-investment partnership in the retail park project “Capitol Park Sombor with Mitiska REIM, advised by Schoenherr.