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Specialist Approach

The member firms of SELA take a specialist, multi-disciplinary approach to advising clients on corporate and commercial matters. By combining expertise in ancillary areas such as competition law, employment law, environmental law, intellectual property and tax law, our experts have the experience and know-how to foresee possible issues that can arise during the course of doing business in the region and works actively with clients to prevent any potential problems. Our teams are also trained in highly regulated industries and have niche expertise necessary for high quality legal advice for the daily legal needs of our clients.

Cross-border Advisory

Cross-border work is our specialty and SELA is fully equipped to provide clients with a corporate team of legal advisers that span across all of our jurisdictions to provide seamless coverage of all of your corporate needs in South East Europe. Our legal teams are trained together to provide a streamlined service to clients with one point of contact, making the working relationship function smoothly while ensuring the highest quality advice available in each of our domestic markets.   

Services and Advisory

SELA is fully equipped to advise clients on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. From helping clients choose the best legal form for incorporation to assistance with set up, establishing corporate governance models, assisting with compliance issues and regulatory matters to drafting contracts, assistance with the negotiating process to helping prepare exit strategies and finding buyers, SELA has the experience and know-how to get the job done.

What Our Clients Say

  • Dimitrijević & Partners: "The team was reliable, and the advice was precise, straightforward and clear. They recognised practical issues that we may face and offered possible solutions. We were also served in a timely and efficient manner." – Chambers Europe 2018, General Business Law
  • Žurić i Partneri: "They are very customer-oriented, quick in replies, always on time and provide just what is needed without enhancing the volume of work unnecessarily." – Chambers Europe 2018, Corporate / Commercial
  • Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners:The firm is praised for providing "straight-to-the-point advice and answering all issues and concerns without delays." – Chambers Europe 2018, Corporate / Commercial
  • Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha: "The team provides high-quality services and advice in an efficient manner" – Chambers Europe 2018, Corporate / Commercial
  • Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners: "Clients appreciate the firm's approach, stating 'they put the client first - they really understand our top priority and focus on that,' adding 'we felt like we were in good hands as we could always reach them if there were any issues, even outside of office hours they were always available'." – Chambers Europe 2017, Corporate / Commercial
  • Žurić i Partneri: "by far the most experienced firm when it comes to international clients and cooperating with other international companies abroad'" – Chambers Europe 2017, Corporate / Commercial
  • Dimitrijević & Partners: "Clients appreciate the lawyers' clear and efficient advice, noting 'their input was precise, straightforward and clear. The team recognised the practical issues that clients may face and provided possible solutions. We were served in a timely and efficient manner'." – Chambers Europe 2017, General Business Law
  • Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.: "Practice head Zoya Todorova is a 'distinguished lawyer, focused on excellence and able to address every issue'." – Legal 500 2017, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Žurić i Partneri: "This is an efficient, solution-oriented firm which shows great teamwork and wide legal knowledge." – Chambers Europe 2016, Corporate / Commercial
  • Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners: "When I work with this firm I am happy, as I feel like I have a partner with whom I can exchange opinions." – Chambers Europe 2016, Corporate / Commercial
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Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners advised Welkino Limited on the sale of Žitoprodukt d.o.o. to ASA Group

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners provided full legal support to Welkino Limited, a Cyprus based limited company, with regards to the sale of its Serbian company Žitoprodukt d.o.o. form Bačka Palanka to ASA Trading headquartered in Austria...

Celebrating 15 years of continuity with a new name

Maturity takes time, courage and perseverance guided by sincere dedication, clear goals, and hard work. After 15 years of practice, we at Bojović & Partners proudly announce our new, reinforced structure and brand refreshment now expressed...

Q3- 2018 Market Snippets is Available!

The Q3-2018 edition of Market Snippets is now available online.

Find out what's new in Aviation Finance & Leasing 2018 in Kirm Perpar's article in Getting the Deal Through Slovenia chapter

SELA's Slovenian Member, Kirm Peprar contributes to the latest Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2018 publication.

Latest Novelties in the Employment Legal Framework of the Republic of Serbia

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on 28 June 2018 adopted the set of amendments to the laws regulating employment of foreigners, secondment of employees abroad and peaceful settlement of labor disputes. On the same day the new...

Bojović & Partners - Growing in Quality and Quantity

Bojović & Partners is proud to announce the promotion of Mario Kijanović and Stefan Golubović to Senior Associate positions.

World Bank has launched in Zagreb ''Doing Business in EU 2018: Croatia, Czech Republic, Portugal and Slovakia''

In cooperation with the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness and the European Commission and Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, the World Bank has launched its "Doing Business in EU 2018."

Bojović & Partners Sponsors REBEC 2018

Partners Marija Bojović and Ivan Gazdić attended the XI SEE Real Estate Belgrade Exhibition & Conference – REBEC, held on 18-20 June in Belgrade at Hilton.

Ivan Gazdić held the training to the Society of Appraisers of Serbia

Partner Ivan Gazdić held the training “Legal Due Diligence” and “Project Finance – legal and financial aspects” as part of continuing professional education organized by the Society of Appraisers of Serbia, on 18 June at the Hilton hotel in...

Serbia: Amendments to the Company Law

The main reasons for the adoption of amendments to the Company Law (Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia nos. 36/11, 99/11, 83/14 – other law, 5/15 and 44/18) (the “Law”), which started to apply from 9 June 2018 (except amendments relating...

Regional Legal News Q2-2018

The SELA regional newsletter features an overview of the most important regional legislative developments recently announced in the jurisdictions of SELA coverage. Many of the changes recently implemented impact the regions ability to attract...

CEE Legal Matters Interview with Matej Perpar of Kirm & Perpar

“We are experiencing quite high economic growth in Slovenia,” reports Matej Perpar, Partner at Kirm & Perpar in Slovenia, "which for the time being has boosted foreign investments and resulted in a couple of sizable transactions.”

Serbia: Law on Centralized Records of Beneficial Owners

The main reasons for the adoption of the Law on Centralized Records of Beneficial Owners (Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia no. 41/18) (the “Law”), which started to apply from 8 June 2018, are the improvement of the existing system and...

Vuk Drašković at the 4th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference

Partner Vuk Drašković attended the 4th IBA Entrepreneurship Conference: Disruption Meets Tradition, held in Munich 14-15 May 2018.

Bojović & Partners Advised Nestle on the Sale of its US Confectionery Business to Ferrero

Bojović & Partners provided local merger clearance assistance to Nestle with regards to the sale of its US confectionery business to Ferrero.

Bojović & Partners is Advising Nestle on the Sale of its Local Confectionery Brand CIPIRIPI to Paraćinka AD

As part of the ongoing portfolio review, Nestle announced in Serbia the signing of an agreement on the sale of the local confectionary brand CIPIRIPI to Paraćinka AD, a member of the distribution group Silbo.

The Legal 500 Recognizes Apostolska & Partners Among Top Macedonian Law Firms

The Legal 500 awarded top rankings and recommendation to Apostolska & Partners.

Serbia: New Law on Foreigners

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia recently adopted the new Law on Foreigners which regulates thoroughly and in detail the conditions for entry, movement, residence and return of foreigners, as well as the competences of the...

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Earns Recertification in Meritas, A Global Alliance of Independent Law Firms

For yet another year Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm excels and earns recertification in Meritas – a global alliance of independent law firms.

Bojović & Partners maintains its rank as a leading firm in the Legal 500 2018 report

he recently released report for 2018 by one of the most reputable legal guides worldwide – the Legal 500 – reaffirms our ranking among the top law firms on the market.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. – A Leader in One of the Most Prestigious Legal Guides Worldwide

One of the most reputable legal guides worldwide – The Legal 500 – launched its 2018 rankings.

SELA is Pleased to Welcome its Newest Member – Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha

SELA has enhanced its value proposition to clients with coverage of Albania. SELA officially welcomed the leading Albanian law firm, Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha (HM&H). into its ranks on 1 April 2018.

Regional Legal News Q1-2018

The SELA regional newsletter features an overview of the most important regional legislative developments recently announced in the jurisdictions of SELA coverage. Many of the changes recently implemented impact the regions ability to attract...

Apostolska & Partners promotes Svetlana Trendova and Ivana Kostovska to partners

Apostolska & Partners is proud to announce the promotion of two of our outstanding senior associates to partners, effective 09th of February 2018. Svetlana Trendova and Ivana Kostovska are the new partners in the firm. They have demonstrated...

Financial Support to Investments in Macedonia

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia, through the Ministry of Economy, is drafting a Law on Financial Support to Investments. The final draft of this law is expected to enter parliamentary procedure in the middle of April 2018.

European Commission Sent a Formal Notice to Bulgaria to Amend VAT Rules

The European commission has triggered the first step of infringement procedure against Bulgaria by sending formal notice to the Bulgarian authorities regarding the VAT rules for companies trading in fuel and for non-business use of company’s...

Vuk Drašković of Bojović & Partners at the Kopaonik Business Forum 2018

Partner Vuk Drašković attended the 25th jubilee Kopaonik business forum.

Martin Zahariev, PHD, Presented GDPR at a Workshop Under a European Project

Martin Zahariev, PhD, part of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Privacy & Data Protection Team, delivered a presentation at a workshop on privacy and education in the context of the so called “once-only” principle.

Pencho Stanchev and Gavrail Poterov of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Took Part in a Conference of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm supported the second edition of the Compliance Conference organized by the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The event took place on February 27, 2018 and was hosted by Sofia Hotel Balkan.

Desislava Krusteva of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Lectured at a Seminar Organized by the Law Firm for BAPM

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm held a one-day seminar on “Personal Data Protection – Principles, Reforms and Tendencies”.

New Class Actions Act In Slovenia Brings Some Novelties

At the end of April 2018, a new Class Actions Act will enter into force, systematically regulating class actions, that are already known in Slovenian legal system, however never fully brought to life. 

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...

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...

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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...

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”).

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 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.

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.

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...

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...

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

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...

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 & 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...

Takeover Guide – Serbia

The latest International Bar Association’s Takeover Guide for Serbia was published in 2014, and authored entirely by Marija Bojovic. The Guide is about takeover of Joint Stock Companies.

SELA - the South East Legal Alliance Expands to Slovenia

Kirm Perpar has officially joined SELA covering legal services in Slovenia

Dimitrijević & Partners Joins NextLaw Global Referral Network

Will connect clients to top tier legal talent around the world

Dimitrijević & Partners announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world....

Žurić i Partneri is a cofounder of "South East Legal Alliance" (SELA)

Žurić i Partneri cofounds SELA, a regional network of independent law firms in South East Europe

Apostolska & Aleksandrovski Joins the South East Legal Alliance (SELA)

Macedonian law firm Apostolska & Aleksandrovski joined SELA

Bojović & Partners joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

NextLaw Global is the largest legal referral network in the world, with 283 member firms, and 18.600 lawyers covering 160 countries.

9th Balkan Energy Finance Forum, Belgrade 2016

Ivan Gazdic of Bojovic and Partners moderates a panel at the 9th Balkan Energy Finance Forum

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