Data Protection & Privacy

Data Protection & Privacy

Among the leading law firms in Serbia, Montenegro, and other parts of the former Yugoslavia, BDK Advokati has distinguished itself by developing a uniquely prolific and diverse data protection practice. We have provided legal advice to over 50 leading companies with presence, or anticipated presence, in the regional market. In order to be able to meet the growing clients’ demand, we have beefed up our data protection team, which now comprises five lawyers with expertise in this rapidly developing field.

We have solidified our expertise by closely following legislative developments at the EU level (GDPR), the rich practice of data protection authorities in the countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, opinions of the Article 29 Working Party (now European Data Protection Board), and the writings of Europe’s leading data protection experts.

The focus of our recent work has been on assisting clients in the efforts to bring their data processing practices in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Serbia’s new Data Protection Act (2018) which for the most part copies the GDPR provisions. We have also organized seminars on the GDPR in Podgorica, Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Belgrade.

‘A firm that clients can trust – its service is always of benefit to the client and it is a leading practice for GDPR issues.’


“BDK Advokati AOD is particularly noted for IP law issues involving multinational companies from the international software, internet, and telecoms markets. It also has a leading data protection practice and is experienced in copyright, trade secrets and confidential information, and image rights. Bogdan Ivanišević is an IP specialist, and senior associate Milica Basta is a key data protection and privacy team member.

‘BDK Advokati has a longstanding data protection practice. It knows European data protection law inside out, which helps the team to draw from comparative experience in order to find creative solutions to challenging issues under Serbian data protection law.’

‘The BDK team is professional, knowledgable and holds no information back -the experience is perfect.’

‘Bogdan Ivanišević and Milica Basta are good at explaining complicated legal issues in simple terms and laying down the available options. Also, in their practical proposals, they make every effort to reconcile structures imposed by the law with the business priorities of companies.’”