Dimitrijevic & Partners > Banjaluka, Bosnia & Herzegovina > Firm Profile

Dimitrijevic & Partners
SIME ŠOLAJE 1
78000 BANJALUKA, REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Noted for its broad corporate and M&A expertise, the team at Dimitrijevic & Partners is particularly well equipped to advise clients from highly regulated sectors, including telecoms and energy. Contentious work is another area of expertise, and the team represents governmental and commercial entities in arbitration and other dispute resolution proceedings. Stevan Dimitrijevic, Davorin Marinković and Nina Vještica lead the team, assisting clients with transactional, tax and general corporate advice. They are assisted by senior associates Strahinja Radmanovic and Tanja Savičić.

Practice head(s):

Stevan Dimitrijević; Davorin Marinković; Nina Vještica

Testimonials

‘Dimitrijevic & Partners is our first choice whenever we/our clients need legal assistance in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Thus, we have worked with Dimitrijevic & Partners on various issues, from the very basic issues to analysis of very complex legal structures of anticipated M&A. The advice we were given was of equally high quality regardless of type and complexity of the matter.’

‘We have worked with several law firms in Bosnia and Herzegovina but our experience with Dimitrijevic & Partners is the best we have had so far. We can address any issues we have in this jurisdiction to this firm.’

Key clients

Banjaluka Brewery; Banjaluka/ Altima Partners

PepsiCo

Celex, Banjaluka

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Srpska

Colgate Palmolive

De Heus Nutrition Company

Vitinka

H&M

Glovoapp

MKD Mikrofin

Alumil

Kraš

Mlijekoprodukt d.o.o.

SIJ

Obsidian Group

Zero Emission

CIAK Group d.d.

Work highlights

  • Advising a major hygiene paper producer in Bosnia on corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising Obsidian, a Danish IT company, in all areas of business in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Advised a major Croatian car parts dealer, CIAK Group, on an acquisition in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Projects and energy Tier 1

Dimitrijevic & Partners stands out for its energy and infrastructure expertise and counts development banks, major local and international energy companies, and public sector developers among its clients. Road infrastructure and renewable energy are core areas of expertise for the firm, which also handles a number of construction and infrastructure-related disputes. Practice head Davorin Marinković advises major domestic energy producers and suppliers on concessions, public procurement and joint venture agreements. He is assisted by senior associate Nikola Markočević, whose work centres on highway and energy facility development.

Practice head(s):

Davorin Marinković

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Linklaters Beijing – China Development Bank Corporation

OHL Z.S. Brno, Czech Republic

GET Holding

Highways of the Republic of Srpska, Banjaluka

EFT group

German International Cooperation Agency GmbH (GIZ)

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

Elektroprivreda BiH

Sunshine

Aspiravi International

United Nations Development Program – Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zero Emissions / GET Holding

VZB Capital

Lykos Metals Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Elektroprivreda BiH, a major power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on contractual relations with the EPC contractor for a new multimillion thermal power plant.
  • Advising Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, a producer and supplier of electricity, on joint ventures, concessions and public procurement for new energy facilities.
  • Advising Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on technical assistance for improvement of the legislative framework in the country for new renewable projects, in order to support decarbonisation.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Real estate and construction Tier 2

With an emphasis on construction and real estate-related litigation, the real estate team at Dimitrijevic & Partners stands out for its regulatory expertise and dispute resolution experience. Its clients include private individuals, major construction companies and religious entities from various denominations. Head of practice Djordje Dimitrijevic represents clients before domestic and multilateral courts and administrative bodies, advising on complex ownership-related issues and property law. Nina Vještica is noted for her commercial advice.

Practice head(s):

Djordje Dimitrijevic

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team at Dimitrijevic & Partners is very well organised internally, their legal service and advice are always comprehensive, timely, and communicated with ease both to professionals (lawyers) as well as laymen. Their overall service just instills confidence and as a client, you feel at ease and in good hands with your (complex) legal situation.’

‘Djordje Dimitrijevic is an excellent attorney – highly efficient with respect to the delivery of the final product (both legal analysis, opinion, advice as well as formal writs) as well as nice and easygoing in live communication, explaining with ease even the most complicated legal nuances. Highly recommendable attorney and legal partner!’

‘The firm has great experience and in-depth knowledge of real estate regulation which makes them easy to work with. In addition to their legal expertise, they have amazing awareness of how courts and administrative bodies work and think, which gives us an additional layer of safety to entrust them with the most complex cases.’

‘Nina Vještica has a great understanding of the commercial angle of deals, along with superior legal knowledge. She provides timely and relevant advice and is dedicated to making sure the deal succeeds. Djordje Dimitrijevic is a great real estate lawyer with the capacity to find adequate and practical solutions for complex legal issues. I really admire his responsiveness and eagerness to “fight” for our interests.’

Key clients

OHL Z.S. Brno, Czech Republic

Atzwanger AG

Integral Inzenjering

Alumil Aluminium Industry SA

Jaćimović d.o.o.

Eurosalon

Tvornica cementa Kakanj d.d. Kakanj

Mixed Holding Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

The Eparchy of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Tvrdos

Banjaluka Brewery

Work highlights

  • Representing Jacimovic in a property dispute related to the ownership of business premises acquired in the privatisation of a state-owned company.
  • Representing Eurosalon in administrative proceedings for the establishment of new land records for part of its properties.
  • Representing Tvornica cementa Kakanj Kakanj in administrative proceedings related to the reshaping of construction parcels and resolving issues that prevent inscription of construction facilities to public land records.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The banking and finance department at Dimitrijevic & Partners advises governmental authorities and financial institutions on matters of lending, financing, regulatory matters and arbitration. The team’s client roster also includes domestic and international banks, as well as microfinance institutions. The team is led by Nina Vještica, noted for her experience advising governmental entities and clients from the financial sector. She is assisted by senior associate Djordje Dimitrijevic.

Practice head(s):

Nina Vjestica

Key clients

Altima Partners London, UK

Addiko bank a.d. Banjaluka

the Government of the Republic of Srpska

Unicredit Bank a.d. Banja Luka

MKD Mikrofin

Mlijekoprodukt d.o.o.

Hogan Lovells

Advantis broker a.d. Banjaluka

EBRD

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Srpska, acting through the Government of Republika Srpska, in relation to the issuance of €30m global Eurobonds by Republika Srpska.
  • Advising EBRD on a loan of up to €4,500,000 to the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Republika Srpska, a legal entity with public authority wholly owned by Republika Srpska.
  • Advising holders, along with Hogan Lovells as the lead counsel, on the Bosnian legal aspects of the refinancing of Fortenova Grupa via a secured private note issuance of €1.2bn existing facilities.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Competition

Dimitrijevic & Partners‘ founder Stevan Dimitrijevic is known for his experience in merger control and competition disputes.

Dimitrijević & Partners has a deep understanding of local law combined with a proactive and long-term approach to client relationships.

Dimitrijević & Partners provides advice at the highest professional level, which is tailor made to a clients’ particular needs and requirements. To achieve this, our  lawyers are divided into different practice groups, enabling them to acquire in-depth knowledge of specific legal areas and industries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Stevan Dimitrijevic stevan.dimitrijevic@dimitrijevicpartners.com +387 51 962 600
Partner Davorin Marinkovic davorin.marinkovic@dimitrijevicpartners.com +387 51 962 600
Partner Nina Vjestica nina.vjestica@dimitrijevicpartners.com +387 51 962 600
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