Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate group advises on the most appropriate corporate forms for establishing a presence in local jurisdictions, but also on complex issues such as corporate governance, corporate finance, capital increases, debt-to-equity swaps, capital reductions and liquidations. Our full-service approach allows us to be an effective corporate housekeeper to our clients and advise on commercial contracts and regulatory aspects of their businesses.

“Its team are very professional, insightful and offer great support.”

“BDK Advokati’s lawyers are extremely strong throughout. They provide clear advice and respond positively to last-minute changes and requests.”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL / CHAMBERS EUROPE 2024 (SERBIA)

“‘The team has excellent local knowledge.’”

“‘BDK is always helping us resolve difficult issues that we come across. The lawyers see potential problems before they occur, warn us of possible outcomes and help us prepare strategy for handling the issues.’”

“‘BDK is a one-stop shop. The lawyers are responsive and have attention to detail. They are able to handle a complex transaction.’”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL / CHAMBERS EUROPE 2023 (SERBIA)

“The firm is technically reliable with excellent knowledge of the Montenegro legal system and courts, as well as commercially focused.”

“The legal advice is always very detailed and well reasoned. Without exaggerating, I think that the team’s responsiveness cannot be beaten. It is a top-notch service.”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL / CHAMBERS EUROPE 2024 (MONTENEGRO)

“Banja Luka-based emerging practice with noteworthy activity in the corporate and commercial and labour and employment fields. Key areas of strength include advising major names from the tobacco industry on their corporate affairs as well as representation in labour disputes. Additionally delivers regulatory advice in fintech.

‘They were very commercially-minded and their expertise was of a very high level; they were able accompany us throughout the whole process.’

‘Working with them was an overall very pleasant experience. We will look to engage with them in the future.’”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019 (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

‘The team is very responsive and nice to work with, and the work provided is very pragmatic to ensure its easy implementation.’

‘What makes this office special is the focus on both the legal and business side of the deal. It does not merely act as legal counsel, but is truly able to put itself in the position of a business partner.’

‘Vast experience in M&A transactions.’

‘Knows the pitfalls and opportunities, and is able to envisage the development of the negotiation process one or two steps ahead.’

‘Clients feel very fortunate to have the team on their side during deals.’

‘Able to advise clients in real-time during the negotiation process, and always offers an alternative or improvement to the client’s position.’

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2023 (SERBIA)

“BDK Advokati’s ‘very precise, to-the-point and accommodating’ practice fields experts in finance, corporate and M&A transactions. The team advised Société Générale on the €3.05bn financing of PPF Group’s acquisition of the telecom assets in Central and Eastern Europe of mobile operator, Telenor. Luka Popović in Podgorica is highly rated for M&A, corporate and commercial law, and real estate deals. Associate Jelena Bogetić focuses on litigation, employment law and employment disputes, and IP, including counterfeiting-related administrative procedures.

‘The lawyers are thorough experts, committed and willing to co-operate.’”

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2020 (MONTENEGRO)

“BDK Advokati is a regional firm often mandated by magic circle firms to act as local counsel on large multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm has acted for private equity firms, large multinational corporations and investment banks on some of the country’s largest acquisitions and financings. Although the firm has strength across the board, its lender-side financing works stands out most.

‘BDK is a very practical firm that truly understands what Fortune 500 in-house lawyers and the team need – speed of execution and risk evaluation.’ – M&A

‘Generally very good work and good balance of legal and commercial insight.’ – M&A

IFLR1000 2020 (FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE - SERBIA)

“The Montenegro office of regional firm BDK Advokati benefits from the support of its network. Active across the board the firm is notable for advising the government on its M&A and project development activity in the power sector.

Recently the firm has advised on the local aspects of large regional acquisition and financing transactions, including several private equity deals.”

IFLR1000 2020 (FINANCIAL AND CORPORATE - MONTENEGRO)