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BOPA Bojanovic & Partners
VLAJKOVICEVA 12
BELGRADE 11000
Serbia

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ experienced banking and finance team specialises in financial regulation, capital markets, syndicated lending, PPPs, derivatives and structured finance. Other key areas include restructurings, distressed transactions, insolvencies, and the representation of creditors and debtors; the firm has also established a network of SEE-based law firms called Adriala, which serves as a one-stop shop for clients doing business in the region. Heading up the sizeable banking and finance department, ‘dealmakerVladimir Bojanović has notable expertise in the energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, TMT, food and beverage, FMCG and automotive sectors.

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Testimonials

Led by senior lawyers with high levels of finance-focused specialisations that are equal to those found at London-based finance law firms.

Prompt, comprehensive answers and solid analysis of all Serbian law matters.

Keen commercial acumen and adaptability.

A great Serbian firm for banking and finance work.

The service is unrivalled in the market.

Nobody comes close to this team.

Vladimir Bojanović is business oriented, delivers prompt responses and detailed analysis, and has a wide spectrum of knowledge.

Vladimir Bojanović is an established name in the industry and well known as a dealmaker in the business community.

Key clients

SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance

Morgan Stanley

Alpha Bank

Alumil

MasterCard

EBRD

Zagrebačka banka

Fevo

Nutanix

Blue Sea Capital

Rhinestone

Paramount Pictures

NLB Group

Generali Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Alpha Bank and National Bank of Greece on a complex financial transaction worth over €350m.
  • Providing banking regulatory advice to MasterCard on an ongoing basis.
  • Advised Alumil on a loan from Greek banks.

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners has spearheaded a network of SEE law firms, Adriala, which serves as a one-stop shop for clients doing business in the region. The corporate and commercial team fields specialists in energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and TMT, among other areas. Heading the sizeable department, Vladimir Bojanović works with international firms, including Magic and Silver Circle firms, investment banks and private equity funds on cross-border deals.

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They deliver output at the level of major international law firms.

The first choice of all major investment and PE funds.

A key name for M&A transactions, they handle some of the market’s most sophisticated work.

Vladimir Bojanović is the best you can get for M&A work – a business-oriented lawyer with a practical approach to solving complex matters.

Vladimir Bojanović has built a reputation as the best M&A lawyer in the market. He is indeed the best of the best – I have never seen a better negotiator.

Vladimir Bojanović is the perfect problem solver.

Key clients

Polhem Infra Kommanditbolag

BMI Group Holdings UK

Asian Sourcing Link

Fevo

Barry Wehmiler

Vodafone

GTT Communications

Gazprom

Gastrans

General Electrics

Wizz Air

Temas Resources Corp

Team.blue

Alychlo

Work highlights

  • Advised Polhem Infra Kommanditbolag on its acquisition of the Telia Carrier business from Telia Company.
  • Advised Gazprom on both corporate restructuring matters and entering the markets of five countries through the creation of a gas network worth €1.5bn.
  • Advised Team.blue on the acquisition of Enartia’s entire share capital.

Serbia > Employment Tier 2

The principal areas of focus for BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ department range from work management issues, employment terminations, incentive plans, reorganisations and outsourcing, to collective bargaining, strikes and industrial action, trade union matters and cross-border hiring. The practice is also sought out for its advice on personal data protection, labour disputes, share ownership plans and immigration. Nikola Gvoić heads the sizeable department and has experience in corporate reorganisations and HR restructurings, employee transfers, trade union relationships, collective negotiations and labour disputes. Gvoić additionally assists with the labour aspects of transactions.

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Testimonials

The whole team delivers perfect output.

They have advised on some of the most complex cases locally and regionally.

They have specialist experts who are able to tackle the most challenging tasks.

The legal service this team provides to clients in Serbia is clear and reliable.

They are very responsive. I would also note their business mindset and flexible and competitive pricing.

Nikola Gvoić is one of the best employment lawyers in Serbia.

Nikola Gvoić is an eminent expert in this field.

Key clients

Lidl

Ardagh Group

Fevo

Xiaomi

Wizz Air

Elementor

E-Search

Team Exceed

Medpace UK

Nielsen Company US

Numdes

Remote Technology

StackPath

Viantro

Visage

McKinsey

Sandoz Pharma Services

Barry-Wehmiller

Nutanix

One & Only Portonovi Montenegro

Precision Medicine Group

Syneos Health

Sutherland Global

Gazprom

Gastrans

Gazprom Personal

Work highlights

  • Advised Wizz Air on a complex HR restructuring in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advised One & Only Portonovi, a Kerzner International subsidiary in Montenegro, on employment-related activities.
  • Advising Fevo (and its subsidiary in Serbia) on employment-related matters.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 2

With ‘an amazing pool of clients‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners has a broad IP practice covering copyright, representation before the regulatory authorities, and advertising and media issues; recent highlights include advising Netflix on the implementation of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Other areas of expertise include trade marks, patents and designs. The IP team is also able to leverage the experience of the full-service firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A teams. Heading up the group, Vladimir Bojanovićdelivers simple solutions to the most complex issues‘.

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The best IP team in the country for the utilisation of technology.

The most diverse IP team in the market, with consultants in all areas of IP law.

They have an amazing pool of clients.

An IP team that is capable of tackling any task (unlike many other corporate law firms).

A team that can truly deliver.

‘Vladimir Bojanović is a premium lawyer with great expertise.’

Vladimir Bojanović is held in high esteem.

Vladimir Bojanović really knows what he is doing, and he delivers simple solutions to the most complex issues.

Key clients

Harness

Netflix

Costa

RoadSync

Work highlights

  • Advised Harness on the assignment of IP rights.
  • Advised Netflix on the implementation of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
  • Advised RoadSync on the assignment of IP rights.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 2

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ practice specialises in a range of industry sectors, including waste management, oil trade, and natural gas and electricity trade. The firm also fields specialists in power exchanges and transmission system and distribution system operations. Areas of expertise include regulatory work, energy-related M&A and competition issues, and certification related to the EU's Third Energy Package. The team is also sought out for its advice on environmental protection issues, the establishment of energy entities, and the construction of energy and waste management facilities. ‘Exceptional energy lawyerVladimir Bojanović heads the sizeable projects and energy department.

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BOPA is famous for its work in the energy sector.

Their capabilities are unmatched in terms of the specialties of the lawyers, the size of the team and their dedication to their work.

A firm that truly delivers.

Very strong international expertise.

Vladimir Bojanović is a great energy practitioner.

Vladimir Bojanović is an exceptional energy lawyer.

Key clients

Gazprom

Yugorosgaz

Yugorosgaz Transport

Ariston Thermo

Thermowatt

General Electric

Work highlights

  • Advised General Electric on the corporate restructuring of its group of companies, and potential licensing and other regulatory requirements.
  • Advised Gazprom subsidiaries Yugorosgaz and Yugorosgaz Transport, which handle the distribution of natural gas in Serbia, on regulatory matters.
  • Advised Gazprom on the large TurkStream pipeline project.

Serbia > Competition Tier 3

BOPA Bojanovic & Partners is a founding member of the Adriala law firm alliance, which provides regional coverage from a single point of contact. Focus areas for the group include cases relating to abuse of dominance and restrictive covenants, and it also assists with merger filings. In addition, clients benefit from the team’s ability to leverage the firm’s commercial, corporate, M&A, and banking and finance expertise. Vladimir Bojanović leads the sizeable competition department.

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Testimonials

BOPA is the perfect partner and a go-to firm in Serbia.

Great competition law firm in Serbia.

A reliable and confident team that is highly knowledgeable.

Able to handle cross-border deals across several jurisdictions.

Deals with the most sophisticated competition matters – a premium team for premium clients.

Vladimir Bojanović is a very internationally focused lawyer.

Vladimir Bojanović leads the team, and he is a truly eminent professional – extremely knowledgeable.

Vladimir Bojanović is focused, client friendly, and speaks in a way that business people understand.

Key clients

Pozavarovalnica Sava

Barry-Wehmiler Design Group

Petrol Slovenska energetska družba

Triglav Osiguranje

Costa

Gazprom

Work highlights

  • Advised Costa on the competition aspects of an exclusive distribution agreement with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.
  • Assisted Petrol Slovenska energetska družba with filing a complex merger notification for the acquisition of Croatian company Crodux derivati dva.
  • Advising Gazprom on market share restriction issues.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

A founding member of the Adriala law firm alliance, ‘great law firmBOPA Bojanovic & Partners houses specialists in real estate acquisitions, project development, construction, litigation, PPPs and FIDIC matters. The real estate and construction practice also leverages the expertise of the firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A, competition, and banking and finance departments. Leading the practice, ‘great real estate lawyerVladimir Bojanović regularly acts as lead counsel on cross-border deals.

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BOPA is unique to the extent that it really meets high international standards.

A great law firm that we are happy to team up with at any time, and in any field of practice.

Good responsiveness and highly reliable.

A local law firm with an international approach and regional reach.

An extremely strong real estate team.

Exceptional in every way.

Vladimir Bojanović is a go-to lawyer for international firms.

Vladimir Bojanović is a great real estate lawyer.

Key clients

Bothar Group

Yugorosgaz-Transport

NLB Group

DTD Ribarstvo

Thermowatt

Gazprom

Gastrans

Axor holding, upravljanje družb

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gastrans with construction and expropriation issues concerning the construction of a high-value pipeline.
  • Advised Axor holding, upravljanje družb on a complex procedure involving the inscription of real estate in the cadastral register.
  • Advised Theromowatt on complex legal issues involving the exercise of the call option of a lessee to buy leased real estate from the landlord.

Bojanovic & Partners is a full-scale commercial law firm providing broad spectrum of legal services across all industry areas. The team is composed of senior lawyers educated both locally and abroad in civil law and common law jurisdictions. This enables the firm’s lawyers to fully understand the client’s needs, ideas, requirements and expectations, and to provide them with the legal advice that creates added value for their business. Over the years, Bojanovic & Partners gathered a team of lawyers with expertise across all industry sectors. Furthermore, in 2016, the firm established a network affiliation with distinguished and reputable independent law firms from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia, which enriched the spectrum of legal services and allow the firm to handle regional deals with ease. In addition, in order to meet the needs of German and French speaking clients, the firm developed specialized German and French desks. These desks are composed of German and French speaking lawyers, educated at leading universities and trained at leading international law firms in Germany, France, Austria and Serbia.

We are a full-scale law firm providing legal advice across all industry sectors: Banking and Finance, Corporate M&A, Competition and Antitrust, Commercial, Employment, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, Restructuring & Reorganizations, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Regulatory, Compliance & White Collar Crime, Tax, IP – Intellectual Property, Energy and Infrastructure, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals. Among all the above mentioned areas of our expertise, we provide a short overview of our core practices:

Corporate M&A: Our clients include multinational, international and domestic companies operating in Serbia, as well as their majority and minority shareholders and management. Together with our regulatory specialists, our corporate/M&A team offers industry-specific know-how across the following sectors: energy, financial institutions, TMT, automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and FMCG.

Banking and finance: Our team of trained professionals counts with experience in all areas of banking and finance. Due to our in-depth sector and industry knowledge of such regulated industries as banking and finance, we have grown a client list that includes financial institutions, banks, corporations, insurance companies, private pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds, governmental bodies, private companies, and private wealth individuals.

Employment: We advise clients on all legal aspects of labour and employment law. Our clients include leading multinational, international and domestic companies, international and governmental agencies and organizations, as well as individuals. Additionally, some of our clients include famous athletes for whom we regulate their employment status with their sport-clubs, as we are one of the very few (if not the only) law firms having a specialized sports law department.

Energy: Our Energy Practice is one of the strongest in the region, and the firm gained some of the landmark deals in the history of Serbia.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Director Vladimir BojanovicVladimir.Bojanovic@bopa.rs+381114145280
Partners : 4
Senior Associates : 13
Associates : 5
Serbian
Englisch
French
German
Spanish
Montenegrin
Bosnian
Croatian
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Serbian Bar Association
SPEA – Serbian Private Equity Association
Adriala – association of legal experts
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce

BOJANOVIC PARTNERS

Our Diversity Policy forms fundamental part of our Corporate Social Reasonability Policy.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) POLICY

POLICY BRIEF & PURPOSE

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy refers to our responsibility toward our environment. Our firm’s existence is not lonely. It’s part of a bigger system of people, other organizations and nature. The social responsibility of a business is to give back to the world just as it gives to us.

WHAT IS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us.

POLICY ELEMENTS

We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Our firm’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactivity. Compliance refers to our firm’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactivity is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.

1. Compliance

a) Legality

Our firm will:

  • Respect the law
  • Honour its internal policies
  • Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate
  • Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent

b) Business ethics

We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. We’ll promote:

  • Safety and fair dealing
  • Respect toward the clients
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices

 

c) Protecting the environment

Our firm recognizes the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We’ll always follow best practices when disposing garbage and using chemical substances. Stewardship will also play an important role.

d) Protecting people

We’ll ensure that we:

  • Don’t risk the health and safety of our people and community.
  • Support diversity and inclusion.
  • Human rights

 

Our firm is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labor practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights.

2. Proactivity

a) Donations and aid

Our firm may preserve a budget to make monetary donations. These donations will aim to:

  • Advance the arts, education and community events.
  • Alleviate those in need.

b) Volunteering

Our firm will encourage our people to volunteer not only in legal work. They can volunteer through programs organized internally or externally. Our firm may sponsor volunteering events from other organizations.

c) Preserving the environment

Apart from legal obligations, our firm will proactively protect the environment. Examples of relevant activities include:

  • Recycling
  • Conserving energy
  • Organizing reforestation excursions
  • Using environmentally-friendly technologies

d) Supporting the community

Our firm may initiate and support community investment and educational programs.

e) Learning

We will actively invest in R&D. We will be open to suggestions and listen carefully to ideas. Our firm will try to continuously improve the way it operates.


CLIENT: Simo Tankosic

COMPANY/FIRM: Fipos

TESTIMONIAL: “This law firm stands out for its efficiency. They always deliver more than expected in a sense of dedication and punctuality. We find them very reliable.”


CLIENT: Simon Bracun

COMPANY/FIRM: Kavcic, Bracun & Partners

TESTIMONIAL: Highly qualified team that brings together multi-disciplinary professionals. Recently, we’ve been collaborating with Bojanovic Partners in the advisory to NLB Group, the largest banking and financial group in Slovenia regarding the complex transaction including more than 1000 NPL portfolios.”


CLIENT: Pavle Ristic

COMPANY/FIRM: Crowe RS

TESTIMONIAL: We collaborated on different tax matters and I would definitely point out the approachable manner and flexibility of their lawyers that go hand in hand with their legal expertise.


CLIENT: Dejan Knezovic

COMPANY/FIRM: Knezovic & Associates

TESTIMONIAL: This is a full-scale law firm with exceptional regulatory specialists. Their banking and finance team is very precise and highly professional in their work.”