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BOPA Bojanovic & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2Key areas of work for BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ ‘fantastic banking team in Serbia‘ include general banking, structured finance, financial regulation, capital markets, syndicated lending and public-private partnerships. It also houses experts in derivatives, restructuring, distressed deals, investment funds and insolvency. The large banking and finance practice is headed up by name partner Vladimir Bojanović, who manages high-stakes deals across the SEE region alongside local law firms. ‘A lawyer with amazing business acumen‘, Bojanović industry focus ranges from financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, to TMT and automotive.
Other key lawyers:
‘Great finance firm in Serbia and the region.’
‘A fantastic banking team in Serbia.’
‘Superior team that manages complex and highly sophisticated transactions.’
‘Its use of technology is unrivalled and the practice serves some of most demanding clients in the market.’
‘Handles the most complicated transactions with highly sophisticated knowledge – one of the largest teams in Serbia, so it can handle huge volumes of work in a short period of time.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a famous banking lawyer across the whole of Europe, while Tanja Dugonjić is a great banking professional.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a lawyer with amazing business acumen.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a superstar banking lawyer.’
Morgan Stanley, USA
SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance
NLB dd Ljubljana
‘The firm has a great name for corporate and M&A work -truly leads the market.’
‘The firm is branded as a corporate powerhouse and it really is – a go-to law firm for corporate and M&A deals.’
‘The strongest practice area for this first-class law firm – handles very complex M&A transactions, and collaboration at regional and international levels means the team can handle international deals.’
‘The quality is at the level of the huge international law firms from London.’
‘Nobody comes close to Vladimir Bojanović – the best negotiator ever.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović has (for good reason) the reputation of being an eminent corporate lawyer.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a true artist when it comes to M&A.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović and Tanja Dugonjić are two highly experienced corporate lawyers. Their negotiating skills and legal knowledge are unsurpassed.’
Recticel International Services
Asian Sourcing Link
Serbia > Employment Tier 2BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ ‘great, sensible and accessible team‘ predominantly acts for international clients on cross-jurisdictional matters through the firm’s Adriala network. Key areas of expertise for the group include employment terminations, restructuring exercises, outsourcing and trade union law, along with cross-border hires, personal data protection and immigration. The firm also has a robust labour disputes practice. Qualified in both Serbia and Montenegro, ‘superstar lawyer‘ Nikola Gvoić leads the firm’s labour and employment department. Gvoić’s track record includes corporate reorganisations, including mass redundancies and layoffs.
Other key lawyers:
‘This employment team is the best one can get. Premium and 5-star service – handles the most demanding cases.’
‘A valued and very much trusted collaboration partner. The team is extremely professional, proactive, solution oriented, reliable and cooperative.’
‘Highly responsive to each matter it was approached with, and can offer a wide range of legal services (being a full-service law firm). Always gives clear and comprehensive advice on each matter. Recommended to all clients, should they need legal advice in Serbia or the SEE region.’
‘A great, sensible and accessible team that provides practical support.’
‘High levels of responsiveness from Nikola Gvoić.’
‘Nikola Gvoić is a superstar lawyer, and his team makes waves in the employment market. He is truly a thought leader.’
‘Nikola Gvoić – very responsive, giving excellent practical advice. A go-to person for employment and immigration law in Serbia.’
‘Vladimir Bojanovic is a strong lawyer with clear communication skills. Very able and helpful on multi-jurisdictional matters.’
Euralis (Caussade Semences Serbia)
NielsenIQ Company US
Sandoz Pharma Services
One & Only Portonovi Montenegro
Precision Medicine Group
- Assisted Oyster, a global HR software company, with preparing the documentation for the employment of personnel operating in Serbia.
- Advised Croud on establishing the employment set-up for its subsidiary in Serbia.
- Advised Germany- headquartered WorkMotion on employment agreements for the recruitment of employees by its Serbian subsidiary.
Other key lawyers:
‘Great IP team in Serbia and the only full-scale law firm with a fully-developed IP department.’
‘One of the strongest IP law firms around.’
‘The best IP team on the market for highly sophisticated cases.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is an eminent professional by all merits.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a lead lawyer with an unrivalled business and legal mind.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a highly experienced IP lawyer.’
‘Tanja Dugonjić is a true thought leader and one of the best IP lawyers around.’
‘Tanja Dugonjic is a well-established professional with strong IP experience.’
Costa Limited UK
Open Internet Foundation
Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 2
‘A firm that sets standards when it comes to big projects‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ 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 operations. Other areas are energetics, regulatory issues, M&A and competition-related energy work, the establishment of energy entities, and the construction of energy facilities. Department head Vladimir Bojanović and fellow partner Tanja Dugonjić ‘lead the whole industry with their forward thinking‘.
‘A firm that sets standards when it comes to big projects.’
‘The most experienced team ever. The firm has handled some of the largest infrastructure projects in the history of Serbia.’
‘Consistently acting on milestone projects.’
‘The team has led on some of the largest infrastructure deals in the country and is the first choice for many major investors.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović and Tanja Dugonjić are a great team – they have handled some of the largest deals ever.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a go-to lawyer for complex issues.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović and Tanja Dugonjić lead the whole industry with their forward thinking.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović and Tanja Dugonjić are lead partners and deliver outstanding results. Their team provides a premium service for premium clients.’
EMX Royalty Corp
‘Simply the best – its portfolio of clients is the strongest on the market.’
‘As a team, it always meets the bank’s requirements – very prompt in resolving requests, and professional and cooperative. Possesses all the qualities, both professional and personal, that colleagues, associates and, above all, people should possess.’
‘Unrivalled cross-jurisdictional experience.’
‘One of the Serbian market’s leading real estate firms – highly recommended.’
‘The team serves the largest real estate developers in the world and Vladimir Bojanović is the most experienced lawyer in the market.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is an eminent real estate lawyer, who works with the largest developers and banks.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović dominates the market.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović is a results-driven lawyer who has created the most amazing team.’
NLB dd Ljubljana
Serbia > Competition Tier 3Founding member of the Adriala law firm alliance, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners, is ‘capable of handling the most complex competition issues‘. The practice predominantly assists with abuse of dominance claims and restrictive covenants. It also advises on merger filings. Heading the competition and antitrust department, Vladimir Bojanović ‘stands out for his excellent business acumen‘. Bojanović’s industry focus ranges from energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, to TMT, transport, and food and beverage.
Other key lawyers:
‘A great competition firm in Serbia and the region.’
‘This firm plays a pivotal role in Serbia’s competition market in Serbia. Its greatest strength is the continuous education of team members, who closely cooperate with the largest Magic Circle law firms and advise some of the market’s largest players.’
‘Strong international experience and great collaborative skills.’
‘Capable of handling the most complex competition issues.’
‘Availability and a client approach that is unrivalled.’
‘Vladimir Bojanović leads a team of amazing professionals.’
‘‘Vladimir Bojanović stands out for his excellent business acumen.’
‘Tanja Dugonjić is full of knowledge, efficient and business oriented.’
NLB dd Ljubljana
Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 4‘For sure the best firm in Serbia for sport arbitrations‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ dispute resolution team also specialises in construction, insolvency, and international banking disputes. Frequently instructed by FIFPro to represent footballers in Court of Arbitration for Sport disputes, Filip Blagojevic is ‘one of the best sports lawyers in Europe‘.
‘One of the best in the market – and for sure the best firm in Serbia for sport arbitrations.’
‘The firm does excellent legal work in the field of sports law, working in a transparent, structured and cost-fair manner.’
‘One of the best things that can happen to a client is to hand over its key cases to this law office.’
‘Clients are lucky to work with such professional people who do their job down to the smallest detail. Clients are pleasantly surprised by the extremes they will go to in cases and to the clients’ favour – recommended to everyone because the lawyers are really fantastic and very dedicated to clients.’
‘Filip Blagojevic stands out as one of the best sports lawyers in Europe. The most important thing about him is that he understands the industry extremely well, as if he were a sports executive, coach and player at the same time.’’
‘Filip Blagojivic is an outstanding lawyer with the ability to resolve even the most difficult legal problems. What makes him so successful is his understanding of dispute resolution, which means he is able to find out-of-the-box solutions.’
‘Filip Blagojevic stands out as one of the leading sports practitioners in the region – he is very experienced in proceedings before both the FIFA Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.’
‘Filip Blagojevic is an extraordinary lawyer who is very professional and informative. He will always go the extra mile for clients. Nikola Gvoić also truly stands out.’
Eco Bio Elektro
Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee
Nikola Djurdjic (famous Serbian footballer)
Kyriakos Papadopoulos (famous Greek footballer)
Daniel Sundgren (famous Swedish footballer)
Niklas Hult (famous Swedish footballer)
Nemanja Milunovic (famous Serbian footballer)
Danilo Pantic (famous Serbian footballer)
Nemanja Miletic (famous Serbian footballer)
Filip Mladenovic (famous Serbian footballer)
Mihajlo Ristic (famous Serbian footballer)
Ramadani Hezirdan (Serbian football coach)
Emir Azemovic (famous Montenegrin footballer)
Andrija Pavlovic (famous Serbian footballer)
Milos Stojcev (famous Serbian footballer)
Nemanja Nikolic (famous Serbian footballer)
Aleksandar Okolic (famous Serbian volleyball player)
Petar Grbic (famous Montenegrin footballer)
Marko Grül (famous Austrian footballer)
- Represented Nikola Djurdjic in an arbitration against Chengdu Rongcheng Football Club.
- Represented Eco Bio Elektro in a dispute arising from a construction project.
- Represented Luff Gelato in litigation arising from a merger with a foreign company.
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 Partner||Vladimir Bojanovic||Vladimir.Bojanovic@bopa.rs||+381114145280|
|Mr Filip Blagojevic||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Vladimir Bojanovic||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Petar Delic||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Tanja Dugonjic||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Nikola Gvoic||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Alen Handan||Associate||View Profile|
|Mrs Ivana Milosevic||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Danilo Nikolic||Partner||View Profile|
Staff FiguresPartners : 5 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 IBA – International Bar Association
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.