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 more than 30 specialist fee earners, BDK Advokati is able to offer clients top expertise and premier service standards.
BDK Advokati takes pride in combining legal expertise with the knowledge of EU law and EU-level regulatory trends, commercial awareness, and premier standards in the 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: banking and finance; competition; compliance and internal investigations; consumer protection; corporate and commercial; data protection and privacy; dispute resolution; distressed situations and insolvency and restructuring; employment; immigration; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate and construction; tax; and industry sectors: energy and natural resources; gaming; information and communications technology (ICT); infrastructure; life sciences and healthcare; media and entertainment; payment services. In 2020, BDK Advokati launched Human Rights Protection & Litigation practice, being the only Serbian corporate and commercial law firm with dedicated human rights litigation practice.
Aware that the world is getting flatter, BDK Advokati constantly follows legal developments on the international stage. The firm’s practical and quality-oriented approach to client service enables the team to understand the needs of sophisticated clients and manage complex transactions.
BDK Advokati’s attorneys speak Serbian, Montenegrin, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
BDK Advokati is recognised and recommended by the most reputable international directories of the legal profession, such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, while the firm’s partners are ranked among the leading lawyers in their areas of expertise.
“Clients can sense from the first meeting that they have come to the right place to resolve the issues that are on the table.” (Legal 500 EMEA)
“They have the ability to assess clients’ needs, propose the best solutions, listen to clients’ comments, and deliver within defined timelines.” (Legal 500 EMEA)
“I love the team’s practical and efficient approach to managing projects, and they are quick and proactive in proposing solutions – I think that these are their key strengths and what every client looks for.” (Legal 500 EMEA)
“High-quality support to international clients in matters involving multiple countries and multinational corporations, communication skills combined with high integrity and vast knowledge of foreign legal systems.” (Chambers and Partners Europe)
“Highly responsive, available and knowledgeable, coupled with a pragmatic problem-solving approach.” (IFLR1000)