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M&A and Private Equity

SELA advises on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on large, complex, cross-border transactions. Our cross-border M&A team advises on the full range of public and private transactions, from privatizations, strategic joint ventures, takeover bids, management and leveraged buyouts to divestments, auctions, share sales and demergers. Our integrated team of regional experts applies a common approach to handling cross-border work effectively and efficiently. Our member firms continually cooperate with the leading international law firm, investment banks and financial advisors on the most prominent regional transactions. Our industry expertise and experience gives us insight into the possible issues and challenges that may arise during the course of a transaction so that we are able to minimize or eliminate potential risk factors. With overheads smaller than our larger competitors, we are able to offer top-quality legal service at extremely competitive prices, while providing a streamlined, cross-border commercial advice. SELA offers responsive, time-sensitive and flexible service completely in line with the rapidly changing legal environment.

Industry Expertise

Each of our lawyers are aligned with specific industry sectors. This is because SELA understands the pressure clients face on industry-specific issues critical to the success of a transaction. We also include lawyers specializing in other areas of law, such as employment, corporate, tax and finance, in our transaction teams so that we can successfully address the intricate aspects of a deal and foresee any possible challenges that may arise.


Don’t take it from us

The member firms of SELA come highly recommended by leading international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

  • 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
  • Dimitrijević & Partners: named partner Stevan Dimitrijević has ‘the ability to think beyond the usual barriers’. – Legal 500 2018, Commercial Corporate and M&A
  • Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha has ‘excellent experience’ acting for international clients and law firms. – Legal 500 2018, General Market Overview
  • "Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners' team is 'pragmatic and business-minded'. Clients 'can confidently rely on the coordinated, proactive and efficient' Vuk Drašković." – Legal 500 2017, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • 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
  • “The ‘outstanding’ Žurić i Partneri advises domestic and international corporates from a range of industry sectors – including finance, energy and real estate – on a broad array of corporate and commercial mandates, including M&A, joint ventures, privatisations and restructurings.” – Legal 500 2016, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • “The ‘excellent’ Bojovic Drašković Popović & Partners goes from strength to strength, despite a difficult market. Clients appreciate the partner attention, including that of name partner Marija Bojovic and head of the practice Vuk Draskovic.”  – Legal 500 2016, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Dimitrijević & Partners: "Sources also acknowledge his negotiating skills, particularly in M&A, where he is ‘understanding of the client's requirements.’" – Chambers Europe 2016, General Business Law
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Featured news

The New Bulgarian Cyber-security Act Goes Live

On 13th November 2018, the new Cybersecurity Act (the CA) was promulgated in State Gazette. The CA is the first comprehensive piece of Bulgarian legislation in the area of cybersecurity.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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

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

Bojović & Partners shortlisted for CEE Legal Matters 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

B&P’s deal ‘National Bank of Greece Sale of Vojvodjanska Banka to OTP’ has been nominated for the Deal Of The Year Award for Serbia.

Bojović & Partners Advises Poseidon Group on Serbian Investment Projects

After the successful opening of two retail parks in 2017, the British real estate investor and asset manager Poseidon Group announced that it will expand its network in Serbia in 2018 and 2019 and aims to operate ten retail parks by the end of...

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...

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. 

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

SEE NPL Forum, Belgrade 2016

The South East Legal Alliance (SELA) Sponsors the 2016 SEE NPL Forum

Žurić i Partneri - Speakers at the "2016 SEE NPL Forum“

The SEE NPL Forum held on October 14, 2016 in Belgrade is the first conference in the region of Southeast Europe, during which the leading international NPL (non-performing loans) experts, from bankers, auditors, public officials, lawyers and...

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