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Investor interest in the SEE real estate market has been growing over the past several years and has attracted the interest of venture capital and private equity funds. Investors have been heavily focusing on the prime real estate, office and logistics segments and with the buying and selling of real estate assets becoming more sophisticated and often cross-border in nature, the need for top-rate legal advice is more important than ever. SELA is uniquely placed to provide clients with the experience and know-how to deliver top quality legal advice on all types of real estate matters across the jurisdictions of South East Europe.

Top-notch Regional Expertise

SELA specializes in cross-border work and our real estate specialists have broad expertise in real estate M&A, real estate finance, structured finance, real estate investments and development, real estate disputes, joint ventures, lease negotiations and exit strategies. Our member firms are also at the forefront of real estate related issues such as environmental law and tax law. Our clients include real estate funds, investors, financiers, developers and property occupiers. We combine our industry knowledge with a deep understanding of real estate assets to provide clients with practical, competitive advice and support on the full range of real estate matters across South East Europe. 

Independent Recognition

  • Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners: ‘highly professional’ team – Legal 500 2018, Real Estate and Construction
  • Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.: Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s ‘excellent’ team handles some of the biggest construction and real estate deals and projects on the Bulgarian market. – Legal 500 2018, Real Estate and Construction
  • Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha: Acclaimed real estate practice with notable expertise in project finance, land acquisitions, zoning issues and construction licensing procedures. – Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate
  • "Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners has longstanding expertise advising foreign investors on their interests in Serbia and Montenegro." – Legal 500 2017, Real Estate and Construction
  • Žurić i Partneri: "They have excellent market knowledge. They are very commercial when it comes to advising clients." – Chambers Europe 2017, Real Estate
  • Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.: "I have an excellent impression of the firm and the team as a whole and would certainly recommend them for any real estate and commercial work." – Chambers & Partners Europe 2017, Real Estate
  • "Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has 'deep industry knowledge'. Head of real estate Alexander Todorov is 'dedicated, diligent, and always available'." – Legal 500 2017 – Real Estate and Construction
  • “Žuric i Partneri acts for banks, developers and investors on a range of real estate mandates, particularly within the hotel and tourism sector. Recent highlights include advising Privredna banka Zagreb on the provision of a €21m syndicated loan to enable Hoteli Cavtat to buy a major hotel complex. Duško Žurić is recommended.” – Legal 500 2016 – Real Estate and Construction
  • “Bojović Drašković & Partners provides ‘innovative solutions’ under practice head Marija Bojović, who is supported by the ‘expert advice’ of Ivan Gazdić. The firm has handled multiple projects for UK-based property investor Poseidon and acts for Adidas Serbia and Eurobank.” – Legal 500 2016 – Real Estate and Construction
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BD2P's Ivan Gazdic Comments for Ekapija

The newest partner of Bojović Drasković Popović & Partners, Ivan Gazdić, who is also president of the Real Estate Committee of the Serbian Foreign Investor's Counsel, commented on real estate market trends in Serbia for the local...

IBA: Real Estate and Construction in Serbia

Partner Ivan Gazdić authored an article on real estate and construction matters in Serbia

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.

Renewed Construction Legislation in Slovenia

On 1 June 2018 the new Building Act entered into force (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 61/2017, 72/2017 – corrected) completely replacing the Slovenian Construction Act that was in force up to this point.

The must-attend legal event of ICC & DRBF in Sofia, Bulgaria!

Following the 2017 success of the first ICC Bulgaria regional conference, its second edition is forthcoming Regional Conference on Practical Issues in Construction Dispute Resolution and Dispute Avoidance on 27th - 28th September 2018, in...

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...

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: New Law on Registration Procedure in the Real Estate Cadastre Enters into Force

New Law on Registration Procedure in Real Estate Cadastre (Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia no. 41/18) (the “Law”) entered into force on 8 June 2018.

Ivan Gazdić at the 10th Annual Real Estate Investment Conference organized by the International Bar Association (IBA)

Bojović & Partners Partner Ivan Gazdić attended the 10th Annual Real Estate Investment Conference – Trends and Opportunities in Real Estate, held in Zurich, Switzerland 06-08 June 2018.

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.

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

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

Ivan Gazdić re-elected President of the Foreign Investors Council’s Real Estate Committee

Partner Ivan Gazdić has been re-elected for the position of President of FIC's Real Estate Committee for a term of another two years.

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 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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

SELA - the South East Legal Alliance Expands to Slovenia

Kirm Perpar has officially joined SELA covering legal services in Slovenia

Ivan Gazdić spoke at the annual session of the Assembly of Foreign Investors Council

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

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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