Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz > Belgrade, Serbia > Firm Profile

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Serbia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s practice covers M&A, private equity, outsourcing, restructuring and privatisations, and clients also benefit from the firm’s sector expertise in banking, energy, infrastructure, insurance and life sciences, among other areas. Heading the corporate and M&A group, Radivoje Petrikić has over 25 years’ experience in major transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region; Maja Stepanović has longstanding expertise in corporate, M&A and commercial work in Serbia; and Marija Tešić advises international companies on the commencement and restructuring of business operations in the country.

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Testimonials

We had a very good experience working with this firm.

Marija Tešić is a very experienced practitioner for M&A transactions.

Key clients

Poseidon Group

Mitiska REIM

Celsius Network

Mainstream

Sportina Group

COFCO International

Ahold Delhaize

LEAR Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

A1 Serbia

Cummins

EchoStar Corporation

CenturyLink

AECOM

Lukoil

Work highlights

  • Advised Britain’s Poseidon Group and Belgium’s Mitiska REIM on the sale of four retail parks in Serbia to Immofinanz.
  • Advised Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency rewards-earning platform, on the acquisition of MVP Workshop, a Serbian-based blockchain product research and development business.
  • Assisted Mainstream, a regional cloud enterprise provider, with the sale of shareholdings in two companies.

Serbia > Projects and energy Tier 1

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s Belgrade team consistently advises on the development of energy projects in Serbia. The team is especially appreciated for its expertise in energy matters. Admitted to practise in both Serbia and Austria, Radivoje Petrikić has longstanding experience in CEE-related project developments. Leading both the Belgrade infrastructure and projects practice and the real estate and construction team, Ivan Gazdić is also an energy law specialist. The second line of key advisers includes attorney at law Marija Marošan, who advises on real estate law.

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Flexible services and adaptable to client’s needs.

Good communication levels.

A really great team.

Radivoje Petrikić is exceptional.

Key clients

UGT Renewables

Mercuria Energy Trading

TTS Group

Best in Parking – Holding

EBRD

GFA Consulting Group

Dragon Maritime

Interenergo

Elicio

DepoLink

UniCredit Bank

Banca Intesa

Delta Real Estate

Eurobank

Work highlights

  • Advised UGT Renewables on the development and construction of solar power plants in Serbia.
  • Advised Mercuria Energy Trading on the potential purchase of a portfolio of wind farms and photovoltaic projects.
  • Advised TTS Group on the privatisation of Jugoslovensko rečno brodarstvo, a large shipping company.

Serbia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s has recently been especially active in commercial real estate matters involving the hotels and leisure, retail, office and logistics sectors. Its recent experience also includes advising clients on the sale and acquisition of property in both Serbia and Montenegro. Real estate transactions specialist Ivan Gazdić heads up the real estate and construction (and infrastructure and projects) practices. Providing key support is attorney at law Marija Marošan, who advises international companies on property development, purchases, sales, leasing and construction.

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Key clients

Poseidon Group

Mitiska REIM

Ahold Delhaize

Banca Intesa

Delta Real Estate

Hilton

Soravia Group

UGT Renewables

Mercuria Energy Trading

EBRD

Raiffeisen Bank Serbia

Knauf

Sberbank

Elicio

UniCredit Bank

Dragon Maritime

Best in Parking – Holding

Eurobank

Work highlights

  • Advised UK company Poseidon Group and Belgium-based Mitiska REIM on the divestment of four retail parks in Serbia to Immofinanz.
  • Advising Ahold Delhaize on leaseback agreements.
  • Advising Banca Intesa and Delta Real Estate on the real estate financing for the development of the Delta Planet Niš shopping mall.

Serbia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s practice advises on the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory, restructuring and capital markets work, and it is particularly well known for syndicated and bilateral cross-border lending transactions, acquisition leveraged, project, real estate, structured commodity and trade financings, debt restructurings and NPL portfolio sales. Heading up the group in both Belgrade and Podgorica, Milica Popović has 20 years’ experience in Balkans-related legal work, and senior attorney Ksenija Boreta acts for international financial institutions, commercial banks and regulatory authorities.

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Testimonials

Expertise in the Serbian market and an international network for complex transactions.

High levels of professionalism and involvement in transactions.

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

International Finance Corporation

Development Bank of Austria (OeEB)

Sberbank Europe

Raiffeisen Bank Serbia

Santander Bank Polska

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki

UniCredit

AIG

Chubb

Sportina Group

OTP Bank Group

Hypovereinsbank

A syndicate of lenders led by Wilmington Trust and UniCredit London

Work highlights

  • Assisted the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the financing of Al Dahra’s investment in agriculture production facilities in Serbia.
  • Assisted the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation with amendments to the financing terms for Hystead’s acquisition of malls in Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia.
  • Assisted the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) with arranging a Covid-19 liquidity facility for Serbian fertiliser producer Elixir Group.

Serbia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s sizeable team acts in the full gamut of disputes. The practice routinely handles cases arising from significant investment projects, and its experience also includes representing several expatriates in restitution and rehabilitation proceedings involving high-value properties. Dispute resolution practice head Nedeljko Velisavljević‘s track record comprises over two decades of complex cases that range from litigation to arbitration, including criminal (particularly white-collar crime) cases. Attorney at law Nenad Kovačević regularly assists with administrative proceedings, commercial disputes and arbitration.

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Key clients

Ahold Delhaize

Lear Corporation

GTC

TÜV SÜD

Vestas

ADM Germany

Strabag

Paccor

Carl Kuehne

Prochema

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ahold Delhaize in numerous litigation proceedings in Serbia.
  • Representing Lear Corporation (a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems) in a labour dispute.
  • Representing GTC (a CEE real estate developer) in various litigation proceedings in Serbia.

Serbia > Employment Tier 2

In May 2021, Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz recruited Dragana Bajić from Joint law office Marić in cooperation with Kinstellar to head the firm's employment and data protection practices; Bajić was also recently reappointed as chair of the Labour Regulations Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia. In addition to routinely advising global workforce recruitment and staffing services, the employment team is active in labour disputes, including mobbing cases and occupational injury disputes. Attorney at law Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović regularly advises clients on employment and pension law matters.

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They have been very open and receptive to our needs, as well as providing responses in a timely manner.

The employment practice of this firm is one of the best I have worked with.

They manage to navigate the rigid Serbian employment and labour law framework in a way that enables businesses to be compliant, while at the same time introducing global best practice and multinational company standards.

Dragana Bajić is a fantastic professional, with a deep understanding not only of the Serbian legal framework but also of business practices. Apart from her legal and business knowledge, she is a real pleasure to work with.

Dragana Bajić proved to have a great understanding of our needs, and dedicated time to understanding all aspects in order to provide the most suitable advice.

Key clients

Lear Corporation

Ahold Delhaize

König Metall Group

Johnson & Johnson

Canon

Rio Tinto

BMTS Technology

Merck

Saipem

Outreach Corporation

Celsius Network

METES-METECH

Monolith Brands Group.

Work highlights

  • Providing Lear Corporation with day-to-day advice on all aspects of HR and labour law, including collective bargaining, as well as acting in labour disputes in Serbia.
  • Advising Ahold Delhaize on day-to-day labour law matters, as well as on the structuring of salaries, employment contracts and terminations, working from home, mobbing, labour-related disputes, and other employment matters in Serbia.
  • Advising German company König Metall Group on the establishment of its business presence in Serbia, which included HR and labour law issues.

Serbia > Competition Tier 3

Petrikic & Partneri AOD in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz‘s ‘advice combines international experience with excellent local law knowledge‘. The group’s track record includes assisting clients with major dawn raids, follow-on damages actions, individual exemption proceedings, and multi-jurisdictional merger filings. Senior attorney Srđan Janković, whose career includes working at Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition, regularly handles cartel and abuse of dominance matters, including appeal procedures before the Serbian and Montenegrin courts.

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Provides prompt, comprehensive and sound legal advice.

The lawyers we have cooperated with are experienced attorneys with high levels of excellence, expertise and commitment.

They take great efforts to understand clients’ needs, and their advice combines international experience with excellent local law knowledge.

The cooperation, exchange of know-how and synergies with other CMS offices contribute to the excellent and high-level, cross-border legal service.

The lawyers establish and maintain longstanding professional relationships, and are focused on ensuring clients’ satisfaction.

Key clients

Ahold Delhaize

Porsche

Michelin

Les Laboratoires Servier

Telekom Austria

Association of Serbian Banks

British American Tobacco

AXA

Hilton

Carlsberg

Mainstream

Sportina Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Ahold Delhaize with competition matters in Serbia.
  • Assisted Porsche with a competition law review of its wholesale operations in Serbia.
  • Providing Michelin with day-to-day competition law advice.

Montenegro > Leading firms

CMS‘ Montenegrin practice is active in banking and finance, corporate, commercial, competition, real estate, public procurement, dispute resolution and labour-related matters. It also houses specialists in compliance, energy and telecoms. In addition, the Podgorica team recently won a number of new hospitality industry clients. The principal figures to note are Belgrade and Podgorica managing partner Radivoje Petrikić, who has over 25 years’ experience in major commercial and M&A transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region; and Milica Popović, who heads up the firm’s banking and finance teams in Belgrade and in Podgorica.

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Key clients

SinoGulf (DIFC)

MOL Maritime Europe

WTE Group

Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción

ZTE Corporation

EBRD

IFC

Citibank

BetFair

Schlumberger

Artelia Group

Zentiva

Fragomen Global

Work highlights

  • Advising SinoGulf (DIFC) on various matters, including the acquisition of a land plot in Budva, the establishment of a company in Montenegro and opening of bank accounts, and immigration and labour-related matters.
  • Providing legal assistance to the Dutch subsidiary of MOL Japan (Mitsui O S K Lines) in relation to corporate issues concerning its shares in Montenegrin company, Azalea Pomorski Trening Centar.
  • Represented WTE Group in court and arbitration proceedings in relation to high-value investment projects in Montenegro, particularly wastewater treatment plants and desalinisation plants.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A Radivoje Petrikić
Corporate and M&A Milica Popović
Infrastructure and projects Radivoje Petrikić
Infrastructure and projects Ivan Gazdić
Infrastructure and projects Milica Popović
Banking and finance Milica Popović
Banking and finance Jovana Bingulac
Insolvency and restructuring Nedeljko Velisavljević
Insolvency and restructuring Milica Popović
Competition and EU Srđan Janković
Competition and EU Jovana Bingulac
Dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration Nedeljko Velisavljević
Dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration Nenad Kovačević
Energy and renewables Ivan Gazdić
Energy and renewables Radivoje Petrikić
Real estate and construction Marija Marošan
Real estate and Construction Ivan Gazdić
Real estate and construction Jovana Bingulac
Employment and pensions Ksenija Ivetić Marlović
Employment and pensions Tamara Samardžija
Tax Ivana Blagojević
Commercial Tamara Samardžija
Procurement and public law Milica Popović
Procurement and public law Srđan Janković
Insurance Milica Popović
Insurance Jovana Bingulac
TMC – technology, media and communications Srđan Janković
TMC – technology, media and communications Tamara Samardžija
Compliance Tamara Samardžija
Compliance Nenad Kovačević
Hotels and leisure Radivoje Petrikić
Hotels and leisure Milica Popović
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ksenija Boreta photo Ksenija BoretaSenior Attorney
Ivan Gazdić photo Ivan GazdićIvan Gazdić is a partner at CMS Belgrade with more than a decade…
Ksenija Ivetić Marlović photo Ksenija Ivetić MarlovićSenior Attorney
Srđan Janković photo Srđan JankovićSenior Attorney
Nenad Kovačević photo Nenad KovačevićAttorney-at-Law
Marija Marošan photo Marija MarošanSenior Attorney
Maja Stepanović photo Maja StepanovićMaja Stepanović is a partner at CMS Belgrade who specialises in all…
Marija Tešić photo Marija TešićMarija Tešić is a partner at CMS Belgrade, specialising in corporate/M&A, insolvency…
Nedeljko Velisavljević photo Nedeljko VelisavljevićNedeljko Velisavljević is partner at CMS Belgrade who heads the CMS Dispute…
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