We offer legal support to local, regional and multi-national companies in all phases of M&A transactions, from due diligence of targets, to preparation of transaction documentation, negotiations, obtaining regulatory clearances and deal closing. Our team also offers all other legal services in the area of business and corporate law, including support in all phases of establishment of legal entities, legal house-keeping services, services related to management of companies and corporate reorganizations. The office has a highly developed corporate practice that covers a wide range of industries, including IT, retail, production and financial institutions. Combined with our multi-lingual proficiency, our extensive experience allows us to seamlessly execute deals while supporting our clients across all stages of a transaction and offering strategic advice, cost-effective and pragmatic business solutions.
Banking & Finance
The office is a principal advisor to a number of financial institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including banks, leasing companies and micro-credit organizations. Our team of attorneys advises financial institutions on regulatory and compliance matters, as well data protection and corporate litigation. Also, debt collection is an unavoidable segment of financial institutions’ work. Our team provides efficient legal support in debt collection, including representation in enforcement, liquidation and bankruptcy proceedings, but also in negotiations and successful realization of out-of-court settlements.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Being well-known for our experience in complex litigation, our clients rely on us to anticipate their needs and successfully guide them through various types of disputes. Our team regularly handles technically challenging and highly complex matters not only before local courts but also before the European Court of Human Rights. We regularly represent financial institutions before the local courts in active and passive civil and enforcement proceedings of high value. We represent business entities – employers in employment-related disputes, negotiations with trade unions and out-of-court settlements.
Competition and Antitrust Law
The office’s competition and antitrust practice goes hand in hand with its extensive experience in M&A matters. Our attorneys offer competition advice in M&A transactions, including merger notifications and representation of clients before the competent competition authority. We advise clients through all phases of an M&A regulatory clearance process, starting at the earliest stages of a deal to identify, allocate and reduce potential antitrust issues. We also advise clients on a wide range of other antitrust matters, including prohibited agreements, abuses of dominant positions and execution of vertical agreements. We represent our clients before the competent competition authority and local courts in civil litigation following competition abuses.
Our attorneys are recognized experts in the area of employment law and employment-related litigation as well as recognized educators in employment-related matters. Our attorneys have been involved in design and successful implementation of the School of Employment Law, the first modular professional education offered to in-house lawyers and HR experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our team regularly advises and represents clients in all matters concerning employment law, including day-to-day employment law matters as well as reorganizations, preparation of redundancy programs, negotiation with trade unions and representation in employment-related litigation before the competent courts.
With the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the need for data protection advice has grown significantly. Our lawyers provide support and legal protection in complex data protection issues, through preparation of relevant legal analyses, data protection contracts related to the organization of data protection or individual projects, preparation of data protection declarations and declarations of consent, data protection policies as well as representation of clients before competent authorities. We also advise on the application of data protection regulation in relation to other applicable laws, including employment, e-commerce and regulation applicable to financial institutions.
Operating a business in pharmaceutical industry goes further than simply ensuring the business itself is licensed. There are a lot of legal standards that must be maintained when it comes to businesses’ day-to-day operations. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with pharma regulations and are capable of providing all needed legal support in this field. Our team advises pharmacies, wholesalers and producers in complex regulatory matters and represents pharma clients in all administrative and court proceedings before competent authorities.
We are specialized in representation of clients in material and non-material damage compensation claims arising out of contractual and non-contractual obligations. In legal transactions, breach of contractual obligations and illegal activities of the wrongdoer are rather common and result in need for compensation of damages. Our team ensures that the interests of our clients are thoroughly protected either through relevant legal proceedings or negotiations of our-of-court settlements. We also act on behalf of our clients in complex insurance compensation cases and represent them before insurance companies and in insurance related litigation.
E-commerce encompasses a whole range of transactions with various regulatory and security challenges, both for merchants and payment service providers. In this rather new field of work, our lawyers have gained in-depth experience by working with innovative local and international companies offering new products in our market. Our focus is on providing practical solutions within the existing legal system and thus supporting innovative changes that follow the digitization process in the market. We advise payment service providers, banks and legal entities establishing web shops and represent them before various competent institutions with the aim of achieving the optimal solutions for their business operations.