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Zoya Todorova Joined the European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association as a Council Member for Bulgaria

Zoya Todorova, partner and head of the Corporate Law, M&A and Competition Law Practice Groups at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, recently achieved yet another recognition through an invitation to join the European Regional Forum (ERF) of the...

Desislava Krusteva and Martin Zahariev, Phd, Published in TITA Magazine

Articles of Desislava Krusteva, head of the Privacy Data Protection Practice at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., and of Martin Zahariev, PhD, also on the team of the law firm, appeared in the 100th issue of TITA online magazine.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Reaffirms Its Prominent Position in IP Law

For a third year in a row Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm has been ranked as a Silver Band law firm by the international directory World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000).

Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov in the Hall of Fame of The Legal 500

The Legal 500 global legal guide officially inducted Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov, head of the ICT law practice at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., to its Hall of Fame.

New law on prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Serbia

The main reasons for the adoption of this new piece of legislation, which will start to apply from 1 April 2018, are improvement of the existing system and harmonization with the international standards in this area. Below are some of the most...

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a new figure introduced by the GDPR in order to assist organisations in managing personal data protection. DPO is supposed to be the “person in charge’ regarding all personal data protection issues within...

How can the data on a registered mortgage be changed?

The Ministry of Finance issued an opinion (number 011-00-1105 / 2017-16 of 18 December 2017) on the issue regarding which of the obligatory elements of the mortgage from the mortgage agreement or the mortgage statement can be changed without...

What Brings The Amendments to the Labor Law and the Law On Employment of Foreigners

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia recently adopted the amendments to the Labor Law and the Law on Employment of Foreigners which do not have a significant scope, but prescribe certain novelties which are of importance for the...

Bojović & Partners promotes Ivan Gazdić to Partner and Milomir Matović to Senior Associate

Bojović & Partners is proud to announce the promotion of Ivan Gazdić to Partner and Milomir Matović to Senior Associate, effective 1 January 2018.

Bulgarian Electricity Market to be Investigated by the Competition Authority

With a decision from January 22, 2018 the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition (the Commission) has launched a sector inquiry into the Bulgarian electricity market.

A New Achievement of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

Pencho Stanchev and Hristo Nihrizov, lawyers at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, achieved success in representing a leading electricity service provider in Bulgaria.

Bojović & Partner's Uroš Popović recognized by Who’s Who Legal

Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.

Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences 2018 - Slovenia Chapter

Andrej Kirm and Jan Gorjup of Kirm Perpar contributed the Slovenia chapter of the 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Life Sciences 2018, published by Law Business Research Ltd., London. 

Ivan Gazdić spoke at the annual session of the Assembly of Foreign Investors Council 2017 as President of the Real Estate Committee

The Foreign Investors Council held the regular annual session of the Assembly, electing the new Board of Directors and adopting a set of important decisions.

Kirm Perpar contributed the Slovenia Chapter of the Real Estate 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through

Matej Perpar and Ajda Okršlar from the law firm Kirm Perpar contributed the Slovenia chapter of the 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate 2018 published by Law Business Research Ltd., London.

Bojović & Partners is the winner of the Best Law Firm of the Year!

Bojović & Partners wins the prestigious award the Best Law Firm of the Year at the second annual CIJ Awards Serbia, held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Belgrade, 5 December. Ivan Gazdić, head of the B&P’s real estate practice was honored to...

Serbia – Modernizing the Legal Framework

Competition and anti-trust rules in Serbia are in definite need of overhaul due to numerous issues arising in practice of the Commission for Protection of Competition (the Commission). The Law on Protection of Competition (the Law) dates from...

Bojović & Partners advised NBG Group on the closing of the sale of its Serbian Operations

NBG Group announced on 1 December the completion of the sale of its 100% stake in its Serbian subsidiaries Vojvodjanska Banka AD, NBG Leasing doo for a consideration of EUR 125 million and a portfolio of Serbian-risk corporate loans, following...

Partner Vuk Drašković participated at the China-CEEC SMEs Matchmaking Event

The Bank of China hosted a China-CEEC SME Matchmaking Event in Budapest on 27 November 2017, with more than 400 enterprises from China and Central and Eastern European Countries. Bojović & Partner's Vuk Drašković participate at this event...

20 Years Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.!

On November 23, 2017 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm opened the festive season with the celebration of its 20th anniversary. Our law firm welcomed over 300 clients, partners, colleagues and friends at a cocktail party in Terra Residence. 

Another Great Success for Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’S Life Sciences Team

On October 31, 2017 a decision of the Transparency Commission at the Ministry of Healthcare was issued, marking an outstanding success for the life sciences law practice group of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

Boyana Milcheva Will Take Part in a Special Event Organized By the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Boyana Milcheva, head of Dimitrov, Petrov & Cо. Construction Law Practice Group and member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), is going to take part in a special event organized by DRBF, which is to take part on November...

Žurić i Partneri Ranked Tier 1 by IFLR1000 for Practice Areas Financial & Corporate and Project Development

We are proud to announce that Žurić i Partneri has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in the 2018 IFLR1000 edition for the practice areas Financial & Corporate and Project Development.

Serbia: New Law on Electronic Document, Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions

Despite numerous attempts in the past few years to switch from the classic form to the electronic form of conducting business, this process did not yield the desired results, considering the lack of adequate legal framework which would...

Žurić i Partneri Holds Presentation at 2nd International Transport and Insurance Law Conference INTRANSLAW

Ana Vrsaljko Metelko recently spoke at the 2nd International Transport and Insurance Law Conference INTRANSLAW  held in Zagreb.

Bill for amendment of the commercial act provides for bearer shares to be replaced by registered shares in Bulgaria

The proposed amendments to the Commercial Act (CA) eliminate the possibility for joint-stock companies and companies limited by shares to issue bearer shares henceforth, while those already issued would be replaced by registered shares.

Bojović & Partners participated at the first Southeast Europe Innovation Summit

For the very first time the Southeast Europe Innovation Summit was held in Belgrade on 02-03 October, organized by Bridgeway Company – startup accelerator.

Žurić i Partneri participated at the 5th Energy Event organized by Energy Law Group (ELG) in Warsaw

Žurić i Partneri participated at the 5th Energy Event organized by Energy Law Group (ELG) in Warsaw on 22 and 23 September.

SELA is Pleased to Welcome New Member – Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 September, 2017 – SELA has enhanced its value proposition to clients with coverage of Bulgaria. SELA officially welcomed the leading Bulgarian law firm, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. into its ranks on 12 September 2017.

Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov and Desislava Krusteva Took Part in the Google CEE Legal Bootcamp in Warsaw

Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov, head of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Information & Communication Technologies Practice Group, and Desislava Krusteva, head of the Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group participated in the Google CEE Legal BootCamp...

Newly Introduced Amendments to the Croatian Enforcement Act

On 3 August 2017, the Act on Amendments and Supplements to the Enforcement Act (Official Gazette 73/2017) entered into force. These are the first significant amendments to the Enforcement Act after those which came into force in 2014. These...

Dimitrijević & Partners Advises Altima UK Value Investments Limited

Dimitrijević & Partners advised Altima UK Value Investments Limited (AUKVIL), on the restructuring of its indirect shareholding interest in Banjalučka pivara ad Banjaluka (together the “Group”).

Serbia defers the complete liberalization of transfer of agricultural land to EU citizens

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the amendments to the Law on agricultural land (the “Law”) on 28 August 2017, which will delay complete liberalization of agricultural land transactions, initially envisaged by the...

Legal Survey: Brexit and the investment boom

Ivan Gazdić of Bojović & Partners comments on the investment prospects in Serbia for the Commercial Development and Investment Journal.

Bojović & Partners to speak at CED-LOGIC Serbia 2017

Real estate practice co-head Ivan Gazdic will be one of the speakers at the CED-LOGIC Serbia 2017 Forum, which will be held at Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade, on 21st September 2017.

Bojović & Partners advises NBG Group on the sale of Vojvođanska Banka

Bojović & Partners has acted as local counsel to National Bank of Greece, in its sale of Vojvođanska Banka a.d., NBG Leasing d.o.o., and a portfolio of Serbian-risk corporate loans, to OTP Banka Srbija A.D. Novi Sad.

B&P’s marketing manager Jovana Drašković for CEE Legal Matters Magazine

Jovana Drašković gives a brief overview of how could law firm rankings become more useful and effective.

Cartels 2018

The Cartels guide provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses. The guide covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions in this area of law.

Damages Directive Transposed

On 30 June 2017 the Croatian Parliament has unanimously adopted the Act on Damages Proceedings for Infringements of Competition Law.

Comparison shopping services: Do you really have a choice?

It would not be wrong to say that a great majority of the world’s population has used Google’s products and services, justifying its no. 1 position among tech companies. However, the European Commission (“EC”) decided that Google has crossed...

Croatian Supreme Court passes an important employment-related decision for foreign companies with branch offices in Croatia

On 28 February 2017, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia passed a decision no. Revr-1425/16-2 where it has concluded that if a foreign company (employer) with a branch office in Croatia employs fewer than 20 employees, but together...

Ratko Žurić, the founding partner of Žurić i Partneri, was awarded a special lifetime achievement “Market Maker” award

Ratko Žurić, the founding partner of Žurić i Partneri, was awarded a special lifetime achievement “Market Maker” award. Ratko was identified by his peers as a market leading attorney who had significant personal influence on the development...

Bojović & Partners signed a Memorandum on Strengthening Legal Service Cooperation of the “Belt and Road” Initiative

Partner from the MWE China Law Offices Mr. Kevin Qian and Partner from Bojović & Partners Mr. Vuk Drašković have signed a Memorandum to strengthen legal service cooperation and communication for supporting the „Belt and Road“ initiative and...

TMT: Right to Privacy vs. The Media

Sensationalism – a word that often causes the media to “forget” about the law and ethics and trade them in for greater circulation/ratings. Serbia is not an exception to this phenomenon, unfortunately, especially when it comes to reporting...

Partner Vuk Drašković spoke at the ceremony of launching the “Legal Environment Report of the “Belt and Road” Countries”

The ceremony of launching the “Legal Environment Report of the “Belt and Road” Countries” was held in Beijing in China, on 24 June, and organized by All China Lawyers Association. The ceremony hosted representatives from countries that...

Serbian Construction Industry is Back on Track

Lately, investors have had fairly high expectations for the Serbian real estate market. New and improved real estate and construction regulations, updates to the urban plans, and the announcement of significant projects all indicate that a...

Serbia: A new Law on Real Estate Value Appraisers entered into force

Earlier this year, for the first time in Serbian legislature, the Law on Real Estate Value Appraisers (the "Law") was enacted, which precisely regulates who, and under what circumstances, can become a licensed appraiser, as well as cases of...

The South East Legal Alliance – SELA Joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

SELA Members Expand their Global Reach

The Buzz in Croatia - Interview with Dusko Zuric of Zuric i Partneri

CEE Legal Matters interviews Duško Žurić of Žurić i Partneri - a member of SELA - South East Legal Alliance

Bojović & Partners Advises Poseidon Group on Co-Investment Partnership in Capitol Park Sombor with Mitiska REIM

Bojović & Partners has advised Poseidon Group, a British property investment, development and management company, on the structuring of its co-investment partnership in the retail park project “Capitol Park Sombor” with Mitiska REIM, advised...

Commission Approves EU Financing of the Pelješac Bridge in Croatia

The EU Commission is allocating €357 million of Cohesion Policy funds to build a bridge that will connect the southernmost part of the country and Dubrovnik to the rest of mainland Croatia.

Kirm Perpar Joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

30 MAY 2017 – KIRM PERPAR today announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in...

Bojovic & Partner's Uroš Popović spoke at the St. Petersburg International Insolvency Forum

Bojovic & Partners's Partner, Uroš Popović attended the first International Insolvency Forum, held on 17-19 May 2017, organized within the VII St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

Marija Bojović spoke at the thirteenth annual International Conference on Real Estate Development

Partner Marija Bojovic attended the thirteenth annual International Real Estate Conference, held on 25-26 April in Zagreb. She spoke at the panel session “Belgrade – The city on confluence of Sava and Danube”.

Vedran Kopilović and Andrej Skljarov join the Žurić i Partneri team of attorneys

It is a pleasure to announce that our colleagues Vedran Kopilović and Andrej Skljarov have joined Žurić and Partneri team of attorneys after being admitted to the Croatian Bar Association.

Bojović & Partners is top ranked by Legal 500

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 rankings were released on 12 April 2017.

Agrokor Group Emergency Administration - Key Facts and Consequences

Following the enactment of the Act on Emergency Administration in Companies of Systemic Importance for the Republic of Croatia (hereinafter: the Act), one of Croatia’s largest group of companies, Agrokor Group, has been put under emergency...

Žurić i Partneri – the only Croatian law firm to be ranked Tier 1 in six practice areas by Legal 500

Legal 500, the most influential and relevant international legal directory providing worldwide coverage of recommended law firms and attorneys, published the results of its comprehensive research on 12 April 2017.

Bojović & Partner's Tamara Momirov organized a session at the RightsCon Conference in Brussels

RightsCon is the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the...

Dino Simonoski Bukovski of Žurić i Partneri Presented at the Energy Law Conference

We are pleased to inform you that attorney at law Dino Simonoski Bukovski of Žurić i Partneri participated as one of the speakers at the conference II. ENER-MAR-CORP-COMM: Current Issues in Energy Law.

Bojović & Partners Short-listed for EuropaProperty 12th Annual SEE Real Estate Awards

The short-list for the upcoming 12th annual EuropaProperty SEE Real Estate Awards, representing the most outstanding and accomplished projects, companies and individuals throughout the SEE region in 2016, has been announced. Awards ceremony...

New tax rulebooks in Serbia - trend of increased taxation of foreign legal entities

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia has adopted several pieces of secondary legislation upon recent amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax. The Ministry has also adopted the Rulebook on Interest Rates in Accordance With “Arm’s...

Expedited Procedure Rules part of the new ICC Rules

On March 1, 2017, the amendments to the ICC Rules entered into force. Among different changes, maybe the most noticeable ones relate to the introduction of the Expedited Procedure Rules (hereinafter: the Rules), now contained in the new...

SELA Sponsors Smith Novak NPL Europe Conference

The South East Legal Alliance – SELA participated as a sponsor of the Smith Novak NPL Europe conference. The conference, which was held in London on March 9-10, 2017, took a look at the trends and developments in the European NPL market by...

Bojović & Partners Attends Kopaonik Business Forum

Partner Vuk Drašković attended the 24th Kopaonik Business Forum, organized by the Serbian Association of Economists and the Serbian Association of Corporate Directors, entitled "Reform Agenda for Serbia: What Can Be Learned from the Past...

SELA - the South East Legal Alliance Expands to Slovenia

Kirm Perpar has officially joined SELA covering legal services in Slovenia

Partner Vuk Drašković participated at the China-CEEC SMEs Matchmaking Event

The Bank of China hosted a China-CEEC SME Matchmaking Event in Budapest on 27 November 2017, with more than 400 enterprises from China and Central and Eastern European Countries. Bojović & Partner's Vuk Drašković participated at this...

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In this highly innovative, fast-paced and progressive sector, we seek professionals not only for their legal experience, but also their ability to understand particular specifics of our sophisticated and diverse business. Uros Popovic from Bojovic & Partners is one such rare professional. His legal expertise is comprehensive and reliable.

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We praise Vuk Draskovic for giving his full attention at any time, with commendable promptness and accuracy, which is the reason why Bojovic & Partners is a long-term business partner, not just another legal service provider.

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We widely respect Marija Bojovic and Ivan Gazdic from Bojovic & Partners for their strong grasp of local and international issues, and ability to give hands-on practical and easily understandable advice. We have built a true partnership, based on mutual  trust and efficiency.

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As legal advisors, Dimitrijević & Partners showed the utmost creativity and a sense for commercial realities in their market. The team was able to seamlessly reconcile the legal institutions of an Anglo-Saxon developed market system with the legal mechanisms of a continental system in development.

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Apostolska & Aleksandrovski

Apostolska & Aleksandrovski is a modern, full-service corporate law firm in Macedonia. 

Bojović & Partners

Bojović & Partners is a leading full service business law firm providing legal services in both Serbia and Montenegro.

Dimitrijević & Partneri

Dimitrijević & Partners provides the full spectrum of legal services and business advisory to domestic and multinational companies operating in...

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

Knowing what client service and dedication truly means, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. have been keeping on top of the market in Bulgaria for twenty...

Kirm Perpar

Kirm Perpar is an independent, full-service commercial law firm based in Slovenia. The firm is committed to delivering top quality legal...

Žurić i Partneri

Žurić i Partneri is one of Croatia’s leading full service law firms with a long tradition of advising clients in all fields of commercial law...