BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law
Fast facts on BDK
- 10 years of market presence
- A full-service law firm with structured practice areas and distinct industry sector coverage
- Offices in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republika Srpska)
- 26 fee earners
- Top rankings by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Legal 500
BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law is a full-service law firm with offices in Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro) and Banja Luka (Bosnia & Herzegovina/Republika Srpska). The firm was established in 2004 and quickly reached the top-tier in Serbia. From the outset, the firm has also been active in transactions and litigation taking place in the neighbouring markets of Montenegro and Republika Srpska. This experience was strengthened with the opening of offices in Podgorica in 2009 and Banja Luka in 2014.
Our work is organised around practice areas and industry sectors.
- Corporate and commercial law
- Dispute resolution
- Capital markets and structured products
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Project finance
- Intellectual property
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Energy and natural resources
- Financial services
- Food and agriculture
- Media and entertainment
- Telecom and technology
- Tourism and leisure
With three offices in the region, distinct practices and industry sectors and a total of 25 specialist fee earners, we are able to offer clients top expertise and premier service standards. We are recognised and recommended by the most reputable international directories of the legal profession, such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR, while BDK partners are ranked among the leading lawyers in their areas of expertise.
BDK is a member of the South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), an organisation assembling leading independent law firms from 12 jurisdictions in south-east Europe, which allows us to assemble regional teams for cross-border transactions involving jurisdictions outside our direct coverage quickly.
Languages spoken at BDK include, besides everyone’s native Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Hungarian and Italian.
We do not perceive ourselves only as lawyers who need to fix an existing problem or answer a client’s specific query. We work ahead of problemsby recognising that global legislative and business trends are reflected in Serbia. Even when Serbia is behind a particular trend, we know that we need to understand the issues if we want to understand our client. BDK does not see itself as a 'local' law firm — we are lawyers who support clients in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina but also understand what happens globally. Because much national legislation in our countries is approximated in EU law, our lawyers are required to know and follow the EU acquis in the areas of relevance to their work. To that end, we have developed an internal database of EU law sources. We heavily invest in knowledge and endeavor to educate our clients through business seminars, dedicated blogs and various BDKnowledge products.
News from BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law
Briefings from BDK Advokati/Attorneys at Law
Montenegro has recently obtained a new general collective agreement (GCA), after almost 18 months of a hiatus. The GCA came into force on 30 March 2014.
The latest amendments to the Foreign Exchange Law will come into effect on 27 March 2014.