Senior Partner/Managing Partner

Tijana Kojović

Tijana is the founding and managing partner of BDK. She has 15 years of experience. Her legal background is diverse and she is active in the firm’s corporate and commercial, finance, dispute resolution, M&A and competition practices.  

Tijana holds an LLM and PhD in International Business Law from the Central European University in Budapest. She has published articles in international legal journals and publications on topics concerning arbitration, competition and commercial law. She is editor of BDK’s competition law blog.

Tijana is a member of the Belgrade Bar Association and International Bar Association. She is a member of the Board of the newly established Belgrade Arbitration Centre, and listed as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Tijana is one of the founders of the Serbian chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, a professional organisation gathering insolvency practitioners.

At the beginning of her career, Tijana worked for major international law firm Allen & Overy in Budapest and London, and for Austrian law firm Wolf Thiess.

Tijana is fluent in Serbian and English, and conversant in French.

Legal 500 regards Tijana Kojović as a leading individual on the Serbian market of legal services, while Chambers and Partners ranks Tijana as a Band 1 in Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution areas. 

"Sources describe Tijana Kojović as a superb lawyer’ who remains a leading figure in the Serbian corporate market. Her extensive work in M&A transactions is bolstered by broad experience in a range of practice areas including real estate, competition and finance. She regularly handles complex multi-jurisdictional mandates and is well versed in matters involving Montenegro."

- Chambers Global/Chambers Europe 2017 (Corporate/Commercial)

"Routinely advises on cross-border finance matters. Interviewees comment that she has ‘a practical approach and excellent understanding of the client's matters. She brings a creative approach from all relevant angles.’ She has recently been involved in asset finance and crowdfunding mandates, as well as representing HETA Real Estate in the EUR20 million acquisition of several NPLs from Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank."

- Chambers Europe 2017 (Banking & Finance)

"Founding and managing partner Tijana Kojović has experience of a range of competition law cases, including compliance and cartel issues. In recent times, she has advised Heineken on distribution agreements. Sources describe her as ‘exceptionally skilled in competition matters with a good understanding of business and the business environment.’"

- Chambers Europe 2017 (Competition)

"Disputes head Tijana Kojović has a broad practice that also includes corporate, M&A, banking and competition matters. She is active in both litigation and arbitration. Sources comment: ‘She was well read and understood straight away what we were trying to get. She was able to export her experience in an international matter and apply it to a local context.’" 

- Chambers Europe 2017 (Dispute resolution)

"Practice head Tijana Kojovićunderstands the cross-border implications of a transaction from a practical standpoint’."

- Legal 500 2017 (Banking and finance)

"Practice head Tijana Kojović providescompetent, quick responses and has excellent knowledge of business and political environments’."

- Legal 500 2017 (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)

"Tijana Kojović hasan excellent understanding of business environments’."

- Legal 500 2017 (Competition)

"'Business orientated, fast, experienced and good knowledge of the technical issues.'

'She is extremely professional and knowledgeable in the derivatives field and delivered excellent services. Nothing particular for her to improve comes to mind.'"

- IFLR1000 2018 (Financial and Corporate/Project development)

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  • Insolvency & Restructuring

    Tijana Kojović, "Serbia: Proposal to Improve Position of Secured Creditors in Insolvency Proceedings", Intern...

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