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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

UL FRA ANDELA ZVIZDOVICA 1, 71000 SARAJEVO, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
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Work +387 33 944 600
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Nedžida Salihović-Whalen

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Work Department

Corporate law, Acquisition, Banking and finance law, Real estate, Civil legislation, Labour law.

Position

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen heads CMS Sarajevo and is partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz.  She has over 20 years of experience in advising clients on dispute resolution, banking, commercial, corporate and employment matters, as well as vast experience in M&A.

She regularly advises foreign clients on the nature of the commercial environment in the context of Bosnian law, whose regulatory framework she has extensive knowledge of as she was a member of several international legal working groups and took part in drafting laws with respect to legal and economic reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen has an LLM from a US university and is currently admitted to the PhD program at the University of Vienna. She holds a notary public exam certificate, is a delegate of the Assembly of the Bar Association of FBiH, and has been an examiner of the BiH Bar Exam Commission for commercial law for the past five years.

Career

Legal Counsel of OSCE Provisional Election Commission, Sarajevo (1998 – 2001) Secretary General of the Election Commission to BiH, Sarajevo (2001 – 2002) DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, Sarajevo office, Head of the Sarajevo Office (2002-2009) CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Sarajevo office, Local Partner (2009-2014). Since 2015 CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Sarajevo office, Partner.

Languages

Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian and English with a basic knowledge of Hungarian and French.

Member

Bar Association of FBiH. Member of the BiH Bar Exam Commission

Education

University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Law, Sarajevo (1978 -1983); LLM from UCONN School of Law, CT, USA (2001), Ministry of Justice - Notary Public Diploma (2009).


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

NedžIda Salihović-Whalen - CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers assists corporate and financial institutions with the regulatory facets of M&A and restructuring transactions, and covers a wide range of financing, including syndicated loans and refinancing. The team, led by Andrea Zubović-Devedžić and Nedžida Salihović-Whalen, also includes senior associate Sanja Voloder. Recent work includes assisting a consortium of international banks with the debt restructuring of a large company.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

NedžIda Salihović-Whalen - CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Counting energy, IT, pharmaceutical and the financial services as key sector strengths, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers is a popular choice for high-profile and multi-jurisdictional mandates. Jointly led by Nedžida Salihović-Whalen and Andrea Zubović-Devedžić, the practice advised the EBRD and the Enterprise Expansion Fund on establishing the European Pension Fund in Republika Srpska via an equity investment. Wizzair is another client. Sanja Voloder is also recommended.

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Competition

Within: Leading individuals

NedžIda Salihović-Whalen - CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

Within: Competition

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers mainly handles merger approvals for clients including Delhaize, Remho and Nectar, and also assists international clients with the antitrust aspects of M&A deals. Practice head Nedžida Salihović-Whalen is assisting longstanding client KKR with the acquisition of the SBB/Telemach Group from Mid Europa Partners and is acting for Fresenius Medical Care on the acquisition of Euromedic International, including handling merger control proceedings.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers regularly handles trade mark registration and infringement cases for clients in the consumer goods industry, and also provides assistance with licensing and franchise agreements. Clients include HI Nevena, J Floris and Žito. Nedžida Salihović-Whalen represented Lilly UK in a high-profile dispute with a Bosnian party pertaining to trade mark and patent infringement. Selma Šehović is another name to note.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers' 'responsive' team has 'a proactive attitude' and 'thinks outside the box'. The team assists clients with the financing and construction of energy projects and provides comprehensive advice on regulatory issues. Head of team Nedžida Salihović-Whalen advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on all aspects of the financing of the EBRD-Regional Energy Efficiency Programme for energy efficiency in the Western Balkan countries and is acting for PCC DEG Renewables on the construction of three hydro-power plants. Belma Hodžić is another name to note.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen - CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers

Within: Real estate and construction

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz D.O.O. in cooperation with local lawyers advises on all aspects of real estate transactions and often assists clients with the financing, due diligence and PPP aspects of power plant projects. Practice head Nedžida Salihović-Whalen acts for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, alongside associate Indir Osmić, on the structuring and financing of the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme and the associated development of projects, and assists European Energy with real estate regulatory matters. Other clients include PCC DEG Renewables.

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