Law Office Miljkovic & Partners > Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina > Firm Profile

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners
Vrazova 8
71000 SARAJEVO
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Projects and energy Tier 1

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners is well versed advising on major energy project mandates. The team provides contentious and advisory support on conventional and renewable energy projects, as well as on behalf of energy trading companies. Major infrastructure arbitrations feature in its caseload. Sead Miljković leads the team, with strengths including transactional work. Amar Bajramović is also recommended, in particular for his public sector procurement and regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Very positive experience with the firm.’

‘They have knowledge and experience of complex legal matters and provide proactive and business oriented support.’

‘The service they provide is client oriented and professional. Their team is flexible and committed and their experience wide.

Amar Bajramović and Sead Miljković have demonstrated deep understanding and experience in these matters.

Key clients

wpd Adria

MOL Plc

IVICOM

JP Ceste

Work highlights

  • Advising wpd Adria d.o.o. in the course of due diligence of a local company, developer of the wind park in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advising a client on the acquisition of a local company that develops two wind parks.
  • Representing JP Ceste before the court in several high-value disputes arising out of FIDIC-based contracts.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The banking team at Law Office Miljkovic & Partners provides a full array of services, covering regulatory and transactional issues. It lists amongst its clients not only commercial banks but investment and development banks as well, offering a full range of lender-side expertise. On the borrower side, the team acts for mostly small and medium-sized operations. Sead Miljković leads the team, and has a particular emphasis on acquisition financing. Amar Bajramović is also noteworthy for his expertise in securities and capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Other key lawyers:

Amar Bajramoviç

Testimonials

‘The team is solution-focused, quick in responding and extremely dedicated.’

‘We as a group have been working with them on several big transactions. They helped us structure it, negotiate it, and finalize it.’

‘I have worked with Sead Miljkovic before and have always been pleased with the level of service he provided. He is upfront and business oriented, with focus on solutions.’

‘Amar Bajramović is a very good and experienced lawyer. His approach stands out, he is out of the box thinker and it has always been great pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

INA d.d. Zagreb

INSTITUTO DE CREDITO OFICIAL

ASA Finance

ASA Banka d.d.

Addiko Bank

Credit Suisse Microfinance Fund Management Company

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

LC Waikiki Group

dm drogeriemarkt

Apollo Fund

Oikocredit, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A

ACTIAM N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising client EBRD and Enterprise Expansion Fund on providing €2m loan to support the expansion of TEM Mandeks.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners is known for its strong transactional arm, offering both domestic and cross-border capabilities. The team’s client roster is notably broad, covering banks, financial services companies and companies in the construction sector, among others. It is known for advising on major takeover attempts. Practice head Sead Miljković has a broad range of M&A experience covering the advisory, drafting and negotiating pieces of the transactional process. Amar Bajramović and Maja Šimunac are also well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Responsiveness and professionalism.

The team is very professional and responsive.

We have great communication with them, and all of them are very reliable.

The team is solution-focused, quick in responding and extremely dedicated.

Maja Šimunac and Amar Bajramović are insightful and solution-oriented.

Sead Miljković is upfront and business oriented, with a focus on solutions.

The firm has a team of lawyers, which have knowledge and experience in various industries and are experts in various fields of law, which is very important us as we are outsourcing all our legal services and we are therefore in need to have legal advisers who understand business and regulatory aspects of our industry.

Key clients

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc

INA d.d. Zagreb

Addiko Bank

Regional Cooperation Council

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

LC Waikiki Group

dm drogeriemarkt

Apollo Fund

CT-technologies ApS

Ergomed Plc

Work highlights

  • Advising ASA Finance d.d. in relation to the takeover of a majority share of Central Osiguranje d.d.
  • Advising client EBRD on providing a €2m loan to support the expansion of TEM Mandeks.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners  is praised for its ‘knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and construction matters’. It advises on the gamut of real estate matters, including financing, asset acquisitions, and contractual matters covering construction and leasing cases. Sead Miljković leads the practice, advising on large and complex acquisitions. Amar Bajramović is known for his energy projects work, and Maja Šimunac is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of real estate and construction matters.’

‘This team delivers high-class service.’

‘We are mostly collaborating with Sead Miljković and Amar Bajramović. They are both excellent in providing innovative legal advice, very solution-oriented and dedicated. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

dm drogerie markt

ASA Finance

Montecristo Retail Group

WPD

Work highlights

  • Advising dm drogerie markt on leases of business premises for its branch offices all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advising ASA Group on a FIDIC-based contract with Strabag for the first private general hospital in Sarajevo.
  • Acting for Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie S.p.A. in an ICC arbitration concerning a railway rehabilitation project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Competition Tier 3

Law Office Miljkovic & Partners has both a domestic and EU-wide competition focus, offering both contentious support and merger control advice. Practice head Sead Miljković is particularly notable for his work, with significant experience in front of the national competition council, and a focus on abuse of dominance matters. It also has broad industry expertise, covering pharmaceuticals, energy and telecoms.

Practice head(s):

Sead Miljković

Testimonials

The team is well versed in the competition practice having represented some of the biggest anti-trust cases in BiH.’

‘Diligent, timely and always keeping the relevant big picture in mind makes the team different to peers.

The team is solution focused, quick in responding and extremely dedicated.

Sead Miljkovic leads the firm but also stands out in competition due to his knowledge of the sector.

Sead Miljković is the go to lawyer when it comes to competition matters. He is upfront and business oriented, with a focus on solutions.

Key clients

INA d.d.

Olympus

ASA Bank d.d.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale

Zusammenarbeit

Work highlights

  • Advising Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on the competition aspects of a project.
  • Representing Green Card Bureau in abuse of dominance proceedings before the BiH Competition Authority
  • Advising ASA Finance in relation to competition aspects of its takeover of a majority share of the Vakufska Banka.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Intellectual property Tier 3

Led by Amar Bajramović, the team at Law Office Miljkovic & Partners provides broad IP services for its corporate clients. It is best known for its registration service, advising on key trademark registrations, while also offering expertise in key disputes.

Practice head(s):

Amar Bajramović

Testimonials

Law Office Miljković & Partners are preforming high level services.’

‘They are business and solution oriented, experienced in various legal practices, and have good knowledge of the market.’

Amar Bajramović: His pragmatic and proactive business approach and creativity definitely sets him apart from other local lawyers.

Key clients

dm drogeriemarkt

LC Waikiki Group

Megamix d.o.o.

Ghetaldus Optika d.o.o. Sarajevo

ASA Finance

Symphony Group

Work highlights

  • Advising dm drogerie markt on the registration of a trademark UVIJEKPOVOLJNO.
  • Advising dm drogeriemarkt on allegations related to copyright and representing the client in disputes concerning such alleged copyright violations.

The firm: Law Office Miljkovic & Partners was established in 2005 by the present managing partner of the firm, Sead Miljkovic, as a single-lawyer law firm, co-operating with an international law firm. In 2014, Mr Miljkovic decided to team up with Amar Bajramovic, and the firm began to grow. The firm’s practice historically focused on commercial and corporate law, serving international companies active in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Industry-wise the firm’s practice concentrated on clients active in the energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, food and automotive industries.

Areas of practice
Business law: the firm is dedicated to serving the requirements of businesses large and small, with attorneys who have experience in various industries and have advised on privatisations, acquisitions and sales of businesses. The focus of the practice over the past decade has been on projects in the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure fields.

Energy and projects: since 2005 the firm’s lawyers have been engaged in all major energy projects in B&H. They regularly advise all major energy companies active in B&H on both conventional and renewable energy projects, as well as companies involved in trade of electricity.

Real estate: the firm advises clients on all legal aspects of their real estate business, including loan agreements and securities, enforcement proceedings over real and movable property, asset transactions, concessions and others.

Competition and antitrust: the firm has represented clients in some of the most challenging competition and antitrust matters in B&H since the competition authority was set up in 2005. Managing partner Sead Miljkovic has particular expertise in national and EU competition law matters and has advised on the imposition of fines, distribution agreements, competition concerns related to energy and telecommunications projects, civil litigation and everyday compliance counselling.

Banking and finance: the firm has worked with all types of businesses to help them negotiate, structure and document their financial needs in all forms. It advises on corporate finance, project finance, financial restructuring and regulatory aspects for financial institutions.

Insolvency and restructuring: the practice has experience representing both secured and unsecured creditors and debtors, as well as insolvency professionals, on the full spectrum of insolvency matters, regardless of complexity or location. The firm’s experience allows it to give clients a swift assessment of their risks and develop a recovery plan.

Employment: the practice focuses mainly on the issues clients face in their day-to-day business operations, including reviewing employee policy manuals and developing employment agreements. The firm regularly counsels on employment contracts, management contracts, employee discipline, terminations, labour disputes, redundancy plans and the implementation of small and large-scale redundancy projects.

Dispute resolution: when business and commercial disputes arise, the firm helps its clients in negotiations, often in alternative dispute resolution settings. When those methods fail, the firm’s experienced attorneys are able to aggressively pursue judicial relief or defend any claims brought against its clients in all courts in B&H.

Regulatory and public procurement: the firm helps clients to understand the complex regulatory legal framework in B&H and to minimise regulatory risks by aiming to provide preventative advice. Partner Amar Bajramovic has developed extensive know-how of heavily regulated public sectors, as well as of compliance issues with the environmental regulations.

Intellectual property: the firm advises clients on various intellectual property matters. Its experience allows it to give clients a swift assessment of potential trade mark infringement matters. The firm regularly advises on trade mark registration procedures in B&H, and over its years of practice it has built solid professional relationships with competent authorities, courts and other attorneys active in this field.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A Sead Miljkovic
Corporate and M&A Amar Bajramovic
Corporate and M&A Maja Šimunac
Energy and projects Sead Miljkovic
Energy and projects Amar Bajramovic
Real estate Sead Miljkovic
Competition and antitrust Sead Miljkovic
Insolvency and restructuring Sead Miljkovic
Insolvency and restructuring Amar Bajramovic
Banking and finance Sead Miljkovic
Banking and finance Sead Miljkovic
Employment Amar Bajramovic
Employment Maja Šimunac
Dispute resolution Sead Miljkovic
Dispute resolution Amar Bajramovic
Regulatory and procurement Amar Bajramovic
Intellectual property Amar Bajramovic
Number of lawyers : 4
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