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Number of fee-earners: 7
Languages: Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Serbian

Firm Overview:
The practice offers unrivalled sector specific coverage to investors. The practice is a leader in the market because of its dedication, quality legal service, and in-depth understanding of the needs of its clients. The team has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions in the market and takes pride in its reputation as a transactional and corporate/commercial legal powerhouse. The practice is more than a legal practice with a top client portfolio. The professionalism and business integrity of its specialised team has allowed it to assume a leadership position in almost all areas of law. The practice’s proac- tive approach and industry knowledge allows us to keep up with international and regional business trends. The practice provides advice at the highest professional level which is tailor made to a client’s particular needs and requirements. To achieve this, lawyers are divided into different practice groups, enabling them to acquire in-depth knowledge of specific legal areas and industries. Areas in which the practice particularly focuses are: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisation, corporate, real estate, banking and finance, competition, energy and infrastructure, telecom, media and technology, employment, taxation, dispute resolution, restructuring and bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare. The practice has its cooperating law offices in both entities, in Sarajevo and in Banja Luka which enables it to be closer to its clients and policy makers as well as to be in depth with local regulations, providing belter services to the practice’s clients. This makes difference compared to other international law offices.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The team has built its reputation on the quality and volume of transactional work that it has worked on. The practice has advised on some of the most complex acquisition transactions in the country Cooperating with corporate lawyers based in six jurisdictions, a seamless, efficient and consistently professional level of advice is provided on cross- border transactions. The corporate and M&A team is recognised by the market as the leading legal service provider for corporate clients and its work has included advising on the largest corporate acquisitions and privatisations in the country.

The competition team offers a complete range of competition law related services. The team has represented major multinationals in the most notable competition matters in the market and have also advised many smaller local companies whose domestic growth, commercial practices or cross border trade expose them to potential competition infringements.

Banking & Finance:
The practice is recognised as having proactively shaped the emerging trends in local practice and it is at the forefront of infrastructure finance.

Energy & Natural Resources:
The practice continually provides pioneering advice on cutting edge projects, as new energy infrastructure is developed and state owned facilities are privatised.

Dispute Resolution:
The team has a strong reputation as leading practitioners in the country. Acknowledged for taking a commercial approach to resolving a wide range of business disputes.

Intellectual Property:
The IP team brings together leading intellectual property lawyers, commercial and corporate lawyers, to provide optimal solutions for obtaining and enforcing their IP rights and regularly advise on the IP related aspects of acquisitions, copyright ownership, exploitation, licencing and legal protection in cases of copyright infringement actions.

The team’s expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial law gives it a unique ability to understand both the key legal and tax related issues when providing taxation advice. A full and seamless service is offered in all areas of tax including corporate and individual income tax, VAT, customs and property taxes.

The team represents corporate clients, multinational companies, banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, international and domestic companies.