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Firm Profile

BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law

Firm Profile

Belgrade

  • Profile
  • Majke Jevrosime 23
  • Belgrade
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000

Firm profile submitted by BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law


BDK Advokati is a full-service law firm with offices in Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro) and Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), with teams specialised in distinct practice areas and industry sectors. The firm has high-profile transactional record in M&A, projects and finance, acting for multinationals, governments and IFIs, transactional experience stands side by side with expertise in complex regulatory work and credentials in prominent international arbitration cases.

Managing Partner: Tijana Kojović
Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 25
Languages: English, French, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, German, Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian/ Montenegrin

Competition:
BDK has developed substantial expertise in the fields of merger control, restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance. The firm is distinguished by its expertise in state aid issues which gain on prominence as the EU integration process develops. BDK represented Coca Cola in the abuse of dominance investigation, which ended without charges. Heineken is also among the firm’s high-profile clients. BDK is the only Serbian law firm that has a dedicated competition law blog. Contact: Tijana Kojović
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
BDK advised on the most prominent M&A deals in the region, both in the context of privatisation and private transactions. The firm’s clients include strategic investors as well as private equity. Sector experience includes all major industries, such as FMCG, transport, telecoms, energy and financial services. Besides advising on classic M&A, BDK also assists clients in structuring joint ventures and implementing takeovers.
Contact: Vladimir Dašić
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection & Privacy:
BDK advises businesses on compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice concerning collection, processing, export, and the overall protection of personal data. BDK’s web-site features the only specialised data protection blog in Serbia.
Contact: Bogdan Ivanišević and Ana Jankov
Email: [email protected]; ana. [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
BDK takes particular pride in its international commercial and investment arbitration capability. The firm has represented a number of foreign clients in large investment and arbitration disputes against Serbian state and SOEs. The firm has also rich litigation experience, including in specific niches such as product liability or insolvency claw back litigation. BDK takes particular pride in its international commercial and investment arbitration capability.
Contact: Tijana Kojović
Email: [email protected]

Distressed Situations / Insolvency & Restructuring:
BDK litigation team has significant experience representing creditors and insolvency debtors in insolvency-related litigation. Together with banking, M&A and real estate lawyers, BDK guides investors through the intricacies of local laws throughout the cycles of an investment into a distressed asset. BDK has experience in doing due diligence of non-performing loans and negotiating deals for the acquisition of NPLs, whether as true sales or as synthetic arrangements. BDK also assists clients achieve optimum position in negotiating fire sales in both pre-insolvency stage and in the course of insolvency liquidation proceedings.
Contact: Tijana Kojović
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
Besides traditional employment work, such as drafting employment and management agreements, internal employment policies and handling terminations, BDK employment team advises on issues arising in modern employment environment, such as privacy at work place, private use of work-place technology, innovative work arrangements and performancebased incentives. The team also represents clients in collective disputes, employment litigation and other contentious contexts.
Contact: Ana Jankov
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm offers full–service legal support in energy, oil and gas and mining sectors, from regulatory advice, to M&A, construction and project finance sides of the large energy and mining projects. The firm has advised on the most prominent transactions in the context of privatisation, greenfield and brownfield investments, PPPs and joint ventures in the region. Contact: Dragoljub Cibulić
Email: [email protected]

Finance:
The Finance team offers specialised regulatory advice and transactional support in the areas of banking and other financial services, capital markets, derivatives and structured finance products, and insolvency and restructuring.
Contact: Tijana Kojović
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure:
BDK provides its clients with a comprehensive service that includes legal assistance in the bidding for the projects, structuring, financing, construction and operation of infrastructure assets.
Contact: Dragoljub Cibulić
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
BDK’s diverse IP and IP-related practice covers trademark protection, copyright protection, industrial design protection, patents, IP litigation, drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements, cyber space issues and advertising.
Contact: Bogdan Ivanišević
Email: [email protected]

Life Sciences & Healthcare:
BDK has advised leading multinational pharmaceutical companies on distribution agreements, as well as on a range of regulatory issues concerning, among other matters, interaction with healthcare professionals, off-label use of medicines, clinical trials, and registration and labelling of medicines.
Contact: Bogdan Ivanišević
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
BDK’s real estate lawyers accompany clients throughout the life of a real estate project, helping them set-up adequate SPV structures, obtain the requisite permits, structure financing, conduct legal due diligence of properties and draft relevant transaction documentation. The firm has also developed significant experience in FIDIC-related and other construction disputes. BDK’s expertise covers commercial and residential developments, shopping centres, hotels and other leisure establishments.
Contact: Dragoljub Cibulić and Milan Dakić
Email: [email protected], milan. [email protected]

ICT:
BDK’s ICT practice is multidisciplinary, gathering lawyers specialised in telecom regulatory work, competition law, IP, commercial law, and data protection and privacy issues.
Contact: Milica Basta
Email: [email protected]

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