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BOPA Bojanovic & Partners

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Key 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.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:

Tanja Dugonjić


‘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.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley, USA

Alpha Bank



Piraeus Bank

SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance

NLB dd Ljubljana


Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

With ‘a great name for corporate and M&A work‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ corporate and commercial team specialises in a range of industry sectors, including energy, infrastructure, pharma, healthcare, TMT, and food and beverages, along with IT and aviation. Clients additionally laud the firm’s network of SEE law firms, Adriala, which serves as a reference point for clients conducting SEE-related business. The practice is led by ‘eminent corporate lawyer‘, Vladimir Bojanović, who advises international clients on cross-border deals. Fellow partner Tanja Dugonjić is also experienced in corporate, commercial and M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:


‘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.’

Key clients

General Electrics

Hayat Biotech

Recticel International Services

NEC Corporation


Trace One

Wizz Air

Fevo, Inc

GTT Communications

Asian Sourcing Link

Serbia > Employment Tier 2

BOPA 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 lawyerNikola Gvoić leads the firm’s labour and employment department. Gvoić’s track record includes corporate reorganisations, including mass redundancies and layoffs.

Practice head(s):

Nikola Gvoić

Other key lawyers:

Vladimir Bojanovic


‘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.’

Key clients











Amerisource Bergen

KaVo Dental


Hayat Biotech




Novo Nordisk


Ardagh Group





Wizz Air



Euralis (Caussade Semences Serbia)


Team Exceed

Medpace UK

NielsenIQ Company US


Remote Technology





Sandoz Pharma Services



One & Only Portonovi Montenegro

Precision Medicine Group

Syneos Health

Sutherland Global



Gazprom Personal

Work highlights

  • 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.

Serbia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Fielding a ‘great IP team in Serbia‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners‘ scope of practice ranges from copyright agreements and protection, representation before the regulatory authorities. to advertising and media matters. Other areas of expertise are trade marks, patents, designs, and film-related IP issues. Heading up the five-strong IP department, name partner Vladimir Bojanović , who regularly manages matters across the entire SEE region, is ‘one of the best IP lawyers around‘.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:

Tanja Dugonjic


‘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.’

Key clients

Paramount Pictures


Costa Limited UK

AMC Networks


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 Dugonjićlead the whole industry with their forward thinking‘.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:


‘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.’

Key clients

General Electric

EMX Royalty Corp

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

One of the Serbian market’s leading real estate firms‘, BOPA Bojanovic & Partners, a founding member of the Adriala law firm alliance for South-East Europe, fields experts in real estate acquisitions and project developments. Other notable areas range from project and real estate finance, to construction, PPPs, FIDIC matters, and construction and real estate-related litigation. ‘A results-driven lawyer who has created the most amazing team‘, real estate and construction department head Vladimir Bojanović is regularly instructed by international clients to act as lead legal counsel during the negotiation of cross-border deals.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:


‘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.’

Key clients

NLB dd Ljubljana


Serbia > Competition Tier 3

Founding 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.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Bojanović

Other key lawyers:

Tanja Dugonjić


‘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.’

Key clients

NLB dd Ljubljana

Hayat Biotech

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‘.

Practice head(s):

Filip Blagojevic


‘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.’

Key clients

Eco Bio Elektro

Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee





Nikola Djurdjic (famous Serbian footballer)

Lokomotiva Zagreb


Kyriakos Papadopoulos (famous Greek footballer)

Daniel Sundgren (famous Swedish footballer)

Niklas Hult (famous Swedish footballer)


Proleter FC

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)

Work highlights

  • 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.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Vladimir Bojanovic +381114145280
Partners : 5
Senior Associates : 13
Associates : 5
International 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.



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.


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 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


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


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.”