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BOPA Bojanovic & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 2
At 'premium law firm' BOPA Bojanovic & Partners, the 'strong banking and finance team' specialises in general banking, finance, financial regulation, capital markets, syndicated lending, PPPs, and derivatives and structured finance. It is also experienced in restructuring, insolvency and assisting financially distressed companies. 'A distinguished banking professional who focuses on goals', Vladimir Bojanović heads the banking and finance department; his significant sector expertise includes energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, automotive, TMT, and food and beverage.
‘A strong banking and finance team! It responds swiftly and provides insightful, well-rounded answers, balancing deep knowledge of the applicable law with the reasoning of the public authorities, commercial considerations and the specific transaction’s needs.’
‘This team has very senior banking professionals.’
‘They handle the most sophisticated finance work for us.’
‘Great market presence, industry knowledge and a hands-on approach. They have handled some of the most difficult projects in Serbia’s recent history with great success.‘
‘A premium law firm for very sophisticated clients with quality control that is unseen at local levels.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a lawyer with an amazing range of practice, and a consummate negotiator with deep understanding of clients’ needs.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is the person of choice for any major international bank.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a distinguished banking professional who focuses on goals.‘
Zagrebačka banka dd
Blue Sea Capital
'A premium law firm for premium clients', BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' corporate and commercial team specialises in various industry sectors, including energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, TMT, and food and beverages, along with fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive and aviation. Vladimir Bojanović, who 'stands out for M&A and private equity in Serbia' heads the corporate and commercial department; Bojanović is regularly sought out by international clients to act as lead legal counsel on deals across the SEE region.
‘This is the firm if you want the best corporate and M&A advice for the most complex matters.‘
‘The whole team is outstanding, fully engaged and available 24/7.‘
‘A premium law firm for premium clients, with industry knowledge like I have never seen before.‘
‘Responsive and dedicated.‘
‘Not many firms can show the same track record – Covid 19 did not slow them down at all.‘
‘The whole team is amazing, but especially the managing partner Vladimir Bojanović.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is the leading figure, but the whole team is outstanding. ’
‘Vladiimir Bojanovic’s name stands out for M&A and private equity in Serbia. There is no deal he cannot close.‘
Polhem Infra Kommanditbolag
BMI Group Holdings UK Limited
Updata Partners USA
Asian Sourcing Link
Gazprom, Gastrans, d.o.o. Novi Sad
CJ O Shopping
Employment Tier 2
BOPA Bojanovic & Partners is 'great for complex employment matters'. The practice's breadth of coverage includes work management issues, employment terminations, employment incentive plans, and reorganisations. Other areas of strength include outsourcing, collective bargaining, industrial action, cross-border recruitment, personal data protection, and restrictive covenants. The team also has a robust labour disputes practice. The principal contacts are 'responsive' managing partner Vladimir Bojanović and Nikola Gvoić, who has extensive experience in labour and employment law.
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‘A super-responsive team.‘
‘Great for complex employment matters.‘
‘A sophisticated approach to work from a senior team that delivers.’
‘A great mix of people with various backgrounds in employment.‘
‘They have employment lawyers who understand new areas such as crypto trading – they are impeccable in their work.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is responsive and understands industry.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović and Nikola Gvoić are truly great professionals.‘
‘Nikola Gvoić can deliver on the most complex assignments.‘
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
Sandoz Pharma Services SRL
Mainframe2 d.o.o Nis (member of Nutanix)
One & Only Portonovi Montenegro (member of Kerzner International)
Precision Medicine Group
Ralu d.o.o. Beograd (member of Lura Group)
Centrade Integrated LLC
Intellectual property Tier 2
BOPA Bojanovic & Partners fields 'a super-specialised IP department that really delivers'. Its broad practice area covers copyright agreements, trade marks, patents, designs, and representation before the regulatory authorities. It is also specialises in the advertising and media sectors. IP department head Vladimir Bojanović is 'an amazing lawyer, who leads a team of professionals that get the job done'; his broad practice includes assistance with copyright infringement and protection matters, trade marks and film rights.
‘A great IP team in the region, not only in Serbia.‘
‘The whole group is exceptional and fully engaged.‘
‘The great combination of technical and legal knowledge gives them the chance to work on groundbreaking mandates.‘
‘They have a super-specialised IP department that really delivers.‘
‘They are the only IP law firm we fully trust, as our business is very much IP related and they have great industry experts.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is an amazing lawyer, who leads a team of professionals that get the job done.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is the IP lawyer you want when something goes wrong.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is the best of the best.‘
Projects and energy Tier 2
Covering both transactional and regulatory aspects, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' 'key strength is in gathering together the best energy and projects lawyers in the market'. The projects and energy team specialises in various industry sectors, including waste management, oil, natural gas and electricity trading, power exchanges, and transmission system and distribution system operators. 'A true deal maker and business-oriented person who gets things done', the widely respected Vladimir Bojanović heads the projects and energy department.
‘An absolutely impeccable service.‘
‘Responsiveness and business acumen, in addition to perfect legal skills.‘
‘A leading law firm with prominent lawyers in the team.‘
‘Its key strength is in gathering together the best energy and projects lawyers in the market.‘
‘We have worked on many energy projects together and they always perform excellently.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a highly available lawyer with deep industry knowledge.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is remarkable and always fully engaged.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a true deal maker and business-oriented person who gets things done.‘
Gazprom and Gastrans
Yugorosgaz A.D. and Yugorosgaz Transport d.o.o. Niš
Rhinestone Trading LLC
Competition Tier 3
'An outstanding law firm with an exceptional team', BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' competition practice predominantly advises on abuse of dominance, restrictive covenants and merger filings. 'A leading competition lawyer who truly understands the market and client needs', Vladimir Bojanović heads the competition and antitrust department; his sector expertise includes infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, TMT, retail, FMCG and transport.
‘They handle competition issues with ease.‘
‘Truly premium market players.‘
‘Outstanding law firm with an exceptional team.‘
‘Great quality control systems and continuous education throughout the whole firm. We are very pleased to have them as our legal advisers – they are as good as it gets.’
‘A domestic law firm with international law firm standards; it is also reliable and knowledgeable.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is extremely resourceful. He is the best competition lawyer I know, with a remarkable sense of balance between law and business.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a distinguished professional, but the whole team is consistent in quality.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a leading competition lawyer, who truly understands the market and client needs.‘
Pozavarovalnica Sava, d.d., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Barry-Wehmiler Design Group
Real estate and construction Tier 3
'A premium law firm focusing on sophisticated real estate projects,' BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' practice covers acquisitions, project development, and project and real estate finance; it also assists with FIDC advice, PPPs, construction and litigation. Real estate and construction head Vladimir Bojanović is 'an exceptional real estate lawyer', who manages regional SEE deals.
‘They are a very strong real estate firm.‘
‘A premium law firm focusing on sophisticated real estate projects.‘
‘The BOPA team is our firm of choice; the quality of the team is 100% consistent.‘
‘This team works with some of the biggest names in the industry and on landmark projects.‘
‘We have never worked with a more professional team.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is an exceptional real estate lawyer, who is responsive and practical, and an amazing manager.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović stands out as an internationally trained lawyer with amazing capacities.‘
‘Vladimir Bojanović is responsive, knowledgeable and business oriented.‘
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Filip Blagojević is a key partner in BOPA Bojanovic & Partners' dispute resolution department; he has niche and extensive expertise in sports law disputes, including complex matters involving the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Basketball Arbitral Tribunal cases.
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BOPA Bojanovic & Partners > Firm Profile
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.
|Managing Director||Vladimir Bojanovic||Vladimir.Bojanovic@bopa.rs||+381114145280|
Staff FiguresPartners : 4 Senior Associates : 13 Associates : 5
LanguagesSerbian Englisch French German Spanish Montenegrin Bosnian Croatian
MembershipsInternational Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Serbian Bar Association SPEA – Serbian Private Equity Association Adriala – association of legal experts AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
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 firms existence is not lonely. Its 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.
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Our firms social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactivity. Compliance refers to our firms commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values. Proactivity is every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.
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
Well always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights. Well 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. Well always follow best practices when disposing garbage and using chemical substances. Stewardship will also play an important role.
d) Protecting people
Well ensure that we:
- Dont 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. Well ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights.
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.
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:
- Conserving energy
- Organizing reforestation excursions
- Using environmentally-friendly technologies
d) Supporting the community
Our firm may initiate and support community investment and educational programs.
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
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, weve 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.