BDK Advokati is a full-service law firm with offices in Belgrade (Serbia) and Podgorica (Montenegro). The firm has a high-profile transactional record in cross-border M&A, projects and finance, top expertise in complex regulatory and other advisory work, and credentials in prominent contentious work.
The firm was established in 2004 and quickly reached the top-tier. With distinct practice areas and industry sectors, and a total of 32 specialist fee earners, BDK is able to offer clients top expertise and premier service standards.
The firm takes pride in combining legal expertise with the knowledge of EU law and EU-level regulatory trends, commercial awareness and premier standards in legal services business. The firm’s approach assumes specialisation in different areas of laws and knowledge of specific industry regulations. Lawyers are required to be broad-minded and knowledgeable in inter-related fields and equipped to recognise legal issues and trends in clients’ industries.
The firm’s work is team-based but partner-led, and organised around various practice areas: competition; data protection and privacy; dispute resolution; employment; finance; capital markets and financial instruments; distressed situations and insolvency and restructuring; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; corporate and commercial; real estate and construction; tax; and industry sectors: energy and natural resources; information and communications technology (ICT); infrastructure; life sciences and healthcare; media and entertainment; gaming.
Aware that the world is getting flatter, BDK constantly follows legal developments on the international stage. The firm’s practical and quality-oriented approach to client service enables team to understand the needs of sophisticated clients and manage complex transactions.
BDK’s attorney speak Serbian, Montenegrin, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German and Hungarian.
BDK is 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.
“Market-leading group with long-standing expertise in advising domestic and international clients on transactional and regulatory issues. Widely respected for its excellence in M&A and financing transactions, having specialist knowledge in a range of sectors including TMT, infrastructure and energy. Acts on behalf of domestic corporate and industrial clients as well as international investors and private equity funds.” (Chambers Europe 2017 about BDK Advokati)
“Leading regional firm that operates primarily out of Belgrade with support from the Podgorica office. Boasts a strong banking and corporate practice, excelling in M&A transactions, privatisations and a range of finance mandates. Advises companies from an array of sectors, with a notable focus on energy, life sciences and technology… Clients single out the firm for its understanding of different practice areas, adding: ‘The lawyers are knowledgeable; they meet the deadlines.’” (Chambers Europe 2017 about BDK Advokati)
“Business orientated law firm, responses and feedback always on time and fast, high quality legal advice and solutions proposed.” (IFLR1000 2018 about BDK Advokati)
“With their delicate analysis, structural logic and well experienced team, their clients will never need to come back to them for the same question twice.” (IFLR1000 2018 about BDK Advokati)
“It has been a pleasure to work with BDK. They are well informed, experienced and have a dynamic culture. I found the partners accessible and willing to engage (at all hours of the day or night) and very knowledgeable.” (IFLR1000 2018 about BDK Advokati)