Legal 500

legal 500 2016
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Banking and finance

"…Practice head Tijana Kojović ‘understands the cross-border implications of a transaction from a practical standpoint’…."

Competition

"BDK Advokati’s team is, according to one client, ‘the best in the local market’. The team is defending new client Imperial Tobacco against allegations of a price fixing cartel... Tijana Kojović has ‘an excellent understanding of business environments’."

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

"BDK Advokati has an ‘outstanding’ team. Practice heads Tijana Kojović and Vladimir Dašić provide ‘competent, quick responses and have excellent knowledge of business and political environments’. Recent highlights include advising new client Hesteel Group on its successful bid to acquire a major Serbian steel plant for €43m, which was sold off as part of the country’s privatisation process. It also assisted new client Ball Corporation with an internal corporate restructuring and asset divestment following the £4.3bn acquisition of Rexam..."

Dispute Resolution

"BDK Advokati has considerable experience handling commercial and investment arbitration, construction and white-collar criminal disputes. Tijana Kojović is representing Alpine Bau in an ICC arbitration against state-owned investment company Putevi Srbije pertaining to the design and construction of the Beška bridge."

Employment

"The ‘exceptional’ Ana Jankov leads BDK Advokati’s practice, which is experienced in advising employers on data protection and privacy matters. The team assisted British American Tobacco with terminating a management agreement."

Intellectual property

"BDK Advokati assisted Google with a copyright infringement risk assessment pertaining to the launch of a recording feature on YouTube. Bogdan Ivanišević’s ‘advice is always comprehensive and clear’."

Real estate and construction

"Recent highlights for the team at BDK Advokati include advising Aviv Arlon on developing three retail parks in Serbia and assisting Starwood Hotels & Resorts with the W Hotel development, part of the Belgrade waterfront project. Practice head Dragoljub Cibulić is ‘resourceful’."

Montenegro – Legal market overview

"At BDK Advokati, recently promoted partner Luka Popović is advising French power producer Akuo Energy on the development of a new 74MW windpower plant. Popović is also assisting Swiss retailer Tally Weijl with corporate matters relating to its Montenegrin subsidiary. Serbia based Dragoljub Cibulić is acting for new client CRBC concerning the construction of the new €800m Bar Boljare motorway."

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Commercial, corporate and M&A

"The ‘very experienced’ lawyers at BDK Advokati have ‘excellent levels of industry knowledge’ and are routinely involved in prominent transactions in the region. Highlights variously included acting on the privatisation of Telekom Srbija in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina; advising the Bulgartabac plant in Banja Luka on domestic tobacco regulations; and assisting British American Tobacco with its post-acquisition absorption of Croatian tobacco producer TDR. Serbia-based partner Vladimir Dasic and associate Dijana Pejic are recommended."