General business law
*Chambers Europe 2013
This prestigious firm continues to impress interviewees with its outstanding expertise and service levels.
Sources say: "I am extremely happy with this firm: the lawyers are client-oriented, responsive and practical, and provide high-quality advice."
Banking & finance
This well-respected firm maintains its robust position in the market. The team is particularly highly recommended for its specialisation in derivatives, although its expertise also extends to syndicated lending and project finance.
Described as "excellent - top professionals."
This well-regarded team continues to consolidate its presence in the Serbian competition arena. Sources praise the lawyers' knowledge of Serbian and EU law, and their proactivity and service-minded attitude.
Sources say: "I'd highlight the lawyers' expertise and knowledge of the market and EU law. They're up to date with everything going on in Serbia."
This formidable dispute resolution practice is sought after for complex litigation and arbitration cases.
Described as "a technically savvy team that gets the job done on time."
This well-regarded employment practice maintains a strong position in the market. Senior executive dismissals, employment contracts and restructurings are all part of the complete service offered by the team.
Sources say: "The lawyers are highly responsive and confident, and provide clear answers to our questions."
This renowned full-service firm handles renewable and conventional energy mandates on behalf of local and international clients. The firm's expertise extends to the whole Balkans region..
Sources say: "The lawyers are hands-on and provide immediate responses and excellent analyses. They understand the commercial use of the information that they give."
*Legal 500 2013
Corporate, M&A and privatisation
One of the prime firms in Serbia’, BDK Advokati / Attorneys at Law attracts praise from clients for its industry-specific knowledge as well as the professionalism of its lawyers. Managing partner Tijana Kojović leads a corporate team of 24 fee-earners, and acted as Serbian counsel for StarBev on the sale of its CEE breweries to Molson Coors. Another prominent figure on high-value M&A transactions is Vladimir Dašić, who advised Watson Pharmaceuticals on the Serbian aspects of its global €4.5bn acquisition of Actavis. The practice has a dedicated capability handling mandates from the Republic of Srpska, and benefits from an office in neighbouring Montenegro.
BDK Advokati / Attorneys at Law continues to provide a ‘very high level of service’ to a largely foreign client base. Department head Dragoljub Cibulić, who is highly recommended for his competence, responsiveness and availability, recently led a team which provided the due diligence review on two potential hotel sites for Hilton.