dmb partners > Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina > Firm Profile

dmb partners
Herceg Stjepana 2/II
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia & Herzegovina

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

Lauded as ‘one of the best teams in the market,’ dmb partners‘s banking and finance team regularly advises foreign investment firms on significant financing packages, due diligence processes, and debt financings. Managing partner Dina Duraković leads on large cross-border transaction financings, and advises on the full range of financing matters for clients in real estate development, banking, and insurance sectors. Representing banking clients in litigation is another strength of the team. With a focus on regulatory work, Merima Čarković-Karasalihović also represents clients before relevant courts and regulatory authorities, while Armin Hadžić advises insurance and debt-collection firms on regulatory matters.  

Practice head(s):

Dina Duraković


‘dmb is one of the best teams on the market and we use them for all our financing projects. We have used them in the process of securing funding for our biggest project. They were our principal advisors in negotiations with the bank. They are very skilled lawyers, with a lot of experience on the market and good feeling for the commercial side of transactions. Their awareness of commercial aspects of business is what makes them different than other firms. We also appreciate their punctuality and ability to react immediately and respect very tight deadlines.’

‘Dina Durakovic is managing the firm and she is the lawyer with the greatest experience and expertise. She manages the team very well, so other lawyers are also very capable and responsive. Dina has great understanding of our business and awareness of the commercial aspects of transactions, which makes her advice always competent and very good to have (and not only legal, but also commercial advice). She is a valuable part of our team in all our projects.’

‘We worked with dmb partners at their initiative and were very happy to work with them. They acted as lead legal counsel in negotiation of a loan facility for a Bosnian company. They needed us to assist under Slovenian law, as the bank was from Slovenia and insisted that the loan agreement should be governed by Slovenian law. Our cooperation was smooth and we supplemented each other perfectl

‘dmb partners are responsive, hands-on, flexible and have excellent understanding for the client’s business needs. ’

‘My key contact was partner Dina Durakovic who was lead counsel for the client. She is extremely knowledgeable, calm, flexible, and overall pleasant to work with. She impressed me as a lawyer who cares a lot what makes business sense for the client, and I sensed also the client was very happy with her.’

‘It is a unique law office, which is extremely dedicated to its clients, available and efficient in solving legal issues. Their biggest advantage that separates them from other law offices is the fact that they are, in the true sense of the word, a safe partner for companies, primarily because of their expertise, dedication and the way they solve problems, there are very few law firms that work in this way.’

‘They solve problems efficiently, we have never had wrong or incomplete legal opinions, and they have a sense for business, since they very often make proposals for solving legal topics that are in the best client’s interest. Dina Duraković and Armin Hadžić are the best in problem solving.’

‘Great, unique and competent team ready to tackle all legal obstacles.’

Key clients

Orion Resource Partners

ASA Banka d.d. Sarajevo

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d. Sarajevo

Uniqa Osiguranje d.d. Sarajevo

EOS Matrix d.o.o.

Mkd IuteCredit BH d.o.o. Sarajevo

APS BH d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Orion Resource Partners, a global investment management firm specialized in metals and mining investment, on a USD 244.5 million financing package for Vares Silver Project.
  • Advised local real estate company, Crni vrh d.o.o, on EUR 50 million financing of project involving construction of luxury residences in Sarajevo.
  • Advised ASA Banka d.d. Sarajevo, the largest local bank in BiH and the 4th biggest bank on the market in all regulatory and corporate matters and represent them before the courts in all passive litigation.

dmb partners has been established with the aim to provide the highest quality legal services to foreign and local investors in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the areas of business law, corporate, regulatory, competition and employment law. The goal of dmb partners is to provide the highest quality legal services to foreign and local business in the areas of business law, corporate, regulatory, antitrust and employment law. The firm embraces the idea that its primary task is to offer tailor-made solutions to clients, appropriate for their commercial and business needs. Its lawyers combine their extensive experience in practicing law in Bosnia and Herzegovina with unique understanding of the market.

The firm nurtures long-term relationships with its clients, striving to be their advisor in all stages of development of their businesses. The firm’s experience in M&A, banking and finance, antitrust law, corporate and business law is in addition to its proven expertise in employment law and dispute resolution, which allows it to be a principal advisor to many clients both in every-day business matters and in complex legal and commercial projects. The firm acts as one-stop-shop, providing its clients with full scale legal services with special emphasis on M&A and financial markets.

The main areas of practice include the following:

Corporate/antitrust: The firm has highly developed corporate practice and provides strategic advice, practical and business-wise solutions on a wide variety of corporate matters to local, regional and multi-national businesses and financial institutions. The firm advises on all stages of implementation of M&A transactions, company incorporations, advises on corporate governance issues and corporate reorganizations. The firm has been involved in a number of recent successful M&A projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has advised on all stages of transactions, from due diligence to successful closing. Its corporate practice covers range of industries, including IT, retail, production and financial institutions.

The firm’s antitrust practice goes hand in hand with its extensive experience in corporate matters. The firm offers competition advice in M&A transactions, including merger notifications and representation of clients before the competition authority. It also advises clients on wide range of other antitrust issues, including prohibited agreements, abuses of dominant positions, execution of vertical agreements and represents the clients before the competition authority and local courts in civil litigation following the competition abuses.

Banking and finance/regulatory: The firm is the principal advisor to a number of financial institutions in BiH, including banks, leasing companies and micro-credit organizations. Its lawyers provide advice on regulatory and compliance matters to financial institutions, as well as advice on data protection and corporate litigation. They also regularly assist the clients in debt collection, financial dispute negotiations and regulatory enforcement matters involving a range of financial institutions, regulators and agencies.

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation is a service offered to the firm’s clients by a team of experienced lawyers with proven record not only before the local courts but also before the ECHR. The firm regularly represents financial institutions before the local courts in active and passive proceedings of high value as well as strategic litigation. It also advises and regularly represents the business entities – employers in employment-related disputes, negotiations with trade unions and out-of-court settlements of disputes.

Employment: The firm’s two Senior Partners, Dina Duraković and Elma Veledar Arifagić, are recognized experts in area of employment law and employment-related litigation, evident by the fact that they are regularly called for consultations with competent authorities in relation to reform of employment regulation. They have both been involved in design and successful implementation of the Employment Law School, the first modular professional education offered to in-house lawyers and HR experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They regularly advise clients in all matters concerning employment law, advise them in the course of preparation of redundancy programs, negotiate with trade unions, and represent them in employment-related litigation before the competent courts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Antitrust Dina Duraković +38761144343
Dispute Resolution Elma Veledar Arifagić +38761171131
Banking and Finance Merima Čarković-Karasalihović +38761532464
Regulatory Armin Hadžić +38762974020
Employment Elma Veledar Arifagić +38761171131
Fee earners : 6