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Managing Partner: Dina Duraković
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 4 (7 in total)
Languages: Bosnian, English, German
dmb legal has been established with the aim to provide the highest quality legal services to foreign and local investors in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the areas of business law, corporate, regulatory, competition and employment law. The firm also provides services to international organisations and foreign embassies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The firm embraces the idea that its primary task is to offer tailor-made solutions to clients, appropriate for their commercial and business needs. Its lawyers combine their extensive experience in practicing law in Bosnia and Herzegovina with unique understanding of the market.
The firm nurtures long-term relationships with its clients, striving to be their advisor in all stages of development of their businesses. The firm’s experience in M&A, banking and finance, competition law, corporate and business law is in addition to its proven expertise in employment law and dispute resolution, which allows it to be a principal advisor to many clients both in every-day business matters and in complex legal and commercial projects. The firm acts as one-stop-shop, providing its clients with full scale legal services with special emphasis on M&A and financial markets.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has highly developed corporate practice and provides strategic advice, practical and businesswise solutions on a wide variety of corporate matters to local, regional and multi-national businesses and financial institutions. The firm advises on all stages of implementation of M&A transactions, company incorporations, advises on corporate governance issues and corporate reorganisations. The firm has been involved in a number of recent successful M&A projects in BiH, and has advised on all stages of transactions, from due diligence to successful closing. Its corporate practice covers range of industries, including IT, retail, production and financial institutions. Its recent clients include Sberbank, Asseco SEE group, Bingo, Cimos group, Qatar Airways, Mineco.
Banking & Finance:
The firm is the principal advisor to a number of financial institutions in BiH, including banks, leasing companies and micro-credit organisations. Its lawyers provide advice on regulatory and compliance matters to financial institutions, as well as advice on data protection and corporate litigation. Recent clients include Mogo, Sberbank, Vakufska banka, Moneda.
Commercial litigation is a service offered to the firm’s clients by a team of experienced lawyers with proven record not only before the local courts but also before the ECHR. The firm regularly represents financial institutions before the local courts in active and passive proceedings of high value as well as strategic litigation. It also advises and regularly represents the business entities – employers in employment-related disputes, negotiations with trade unions and out-ofcourt settlements of disputes. The firm has recently advised Vakufska banka, Sberbank, Cimos group, Molson Coors in various court proceedings.
The firm’s antitrust practice goes hand in hand with its extensive experience in corporate matters. The firm offers competition advice in M&A transactions, including merger notifications and representation of clients before the competition authority. It also advises clients on wide range of other antitrust issues, including prohibited agreements, abuses of dominant positions, execution of vertical agreements and represents the clients before the competition authority and local courts in civil litigation following the competition abuses. Its recent clients in this area include Molson Coors, Asseco SEE group, Apatinska pivara, Bingo.
The firm’s two partners, Dina Duraković and Elma Veledar Arifagić, are recognised experts in area of employment law and employment-related litigation, evident by the fact that they are regularly called for consultations with competent authorities in relation to reform of employment regulation. They have both been involved in design and successful implementation of the Employment Law School, the first modular professional education offered to inhouse lawyers and HR experts in BiH. They regularly advise clients in all matters concerning employment law, advise them in the course of preparation of redundancy programs, negotiate with trade unions, and represent them in employment-related litigation before the competent courts. The firm’s clients include Inditex Group, Cimos Group, Mylan, Takeda, Mineco, Veritias Automotive.
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021