NEWS

Nina Vještica – The Newest Partner at Dimitrijević & Partners
Dimitrijević & Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Nina Vještica as the newest Partner in the legal team of Dimitrijević & Partners.

Nina’s promotion from Senior Associate comes as a well-deserved result of her personal contribution to the growth of the firm and the quality of services provided by the legal team of Dimitrijević & Partners.

Speaking on behalf of the existing two partners of the firm, name Partner Stevan Dimitrijević comments “Nina exemplifies the values of the firm. In the five years that she has been part of our team, Nina has contributed to the firm’s growth, its investment in people and in its dedication to providing outstanding client service. We are very pleased to welcome her into the Partnership and look forward to building a successful future together.”.

Nina’s promotion came into effect on January 1, 2019. Her new position will strengthen the firm’s already strong capabilities in key practice areas, while supporting the addition of new lateral talent. The firm is deeply committed to its people and to developing the next generation of leaders. This promotion marks an important career milestone and is a collective achievement of our commitment to inclusive teamwork.

About Nina



Nina was engaged as a senior associate with Dimitrijevic & Partners from its very founding in early 2016. In a period from 2014 to 2016 Nina was associate at Karanovic Nikolic law firm in Banjaluka. She started her carrier in 2012 as a court intern in Banjaluka Basic Court, where she spent 2 years. Nina gained her expertise advising local and international clients on a broad range of corporate mandates, ranging from banking and finance matters, environmental law, real estate deals, regulatory compliance and commercial law matters. She is particularily specialized in the healthcare and insurance industries.

Key Representations

  • Advising a borrower on a EUR 13.5 million loan for a leveraged buyout by a foreign fund, involving Croatian and Bosnian banks.
  • Advising a domestic dairy company on a group refinancing.
  • Advising regional retailer on an asset deal with a local retail company.
  • Advising on the sale of a domestic private healthcare facility to an international healthcare group.
  • Advising multinational clothing retail company on various corporate and commercial issues.

We are hiring!
Attorney at Law Stevan Dimitrijevic is looking for a competent Office and Marketing Manager to join our energetic team of professionals.

About Us

We provide full spectrum of legal services and advisory to domestic and multinational companies operating in the Republic of Srpska and throughout whole Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Renowned for our uncompromising integrity and commitment, international standards of client service, exceptional lawyers, we offer an innovative and pioneering approach to legal advisory in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The firm takes pride in its ability to adapt to the changing needs of its clients and to combine this with a deep understanding of the market to deliver innovative legal advice. We have a clear vision that creativity is a necessary element for advising clients in emerging markets. This vision, matched with a meticulous approach is what distinguishes us on the market.

Candidate Profile and Requirements

- A minimum of 3 years of working experience preferably in commercial law firms or other professional services companies
- Fluency in English
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office suite
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently and meet tight deadlines
- Ability to be autonomous in carrying out delegated tasks

Your full-time role will include a full range of office management and business development duties:

• Day-to-day running of the office and handling the firm’s reception activities
• Organization and coordination of meetings
• Managing the firm’s mail system and updating the firm’s contact data base
• Keeping the firm’s presentation materials up-to-date and coordination with outsourced agencies
• Maintaining the firm’s website content and social media profiles
• Preparation of legal directory submissions
• Coordinating the information in relation to business development activities with the legal team
• Supporting legal team in formatting various documentation
• Other ad hoc duties as requested

Please send your applications to the following e-mail address:

office@dimitrijevicpartners.com
T|F +387 51 962 600
Sime Šolaje 1
78000 Banjaluka
Republic of Srpska
Bosnia and Herzegovina
www.dimitrijevicpartners.com

Chambers Global 2018 Rankings Released
Dimitrijević & Partners is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Chambers Global as a leading firm in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The firms’ ranking was increased this year to Band 2 for General Business Law. Founding Partner, Stevan Dimitrijević, is held in high regard, especially by international companies, which he assists with commercial matters relating to their Bosnian operations. He is also noted for his expertise in Dispute Resolution matters. The firm strives to be exceptional to meet the highest international standards in its legal advisory, which has been recognized by clients and peers interviewed in the research process of Chambers & Partners.

The Chambers Global rankings are available online and can be viewed at: [ link ].

Stevan Dimitrijević will participate in the New York Marathon
Stevan Dimitrijević, Partner at Dimitrijević & Partners, will participate in the New York Marathon on behalf of the humanitarian organization “Chain of Hope“, in an effort to raise donations for children suffering from heart problems across the world.

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Dimitrijević & Partners assisted Mercator in restructuring their business operations in BIH
During August and September 2017 Dimitrijević & Partners assisted Mercator in series of transaction steps related to revised strategy for Mercator business operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In 2014 following the takeover of Mercator by Croatian concern Agrokor, Konzum was put in charge of all retail operations in Croatia and in Bosnia. Three years afterwards, Agrokor announced that they will restructure retail business in Bosnia and this included, among other things, that 83 ex- Mercator shops have been returned to Mercator.
Konzum BH and Mercator BH will operate separately, each responsible for their own stores in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Dimitrijević & Partners advisory team led by Stevan Dimitrijevic collaborated with Mercator's Slovenian counsel Jadek & Pensa (led by Ozbej Merc) and international counsel, Clifford Chance (led by Loren Richards).

SELA is Pleased to Welcome New Member – Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.
20 September 2017 – With the addition of another jurisdiction of coverage, SELA will be able to more thoroughly provide seamless service to companies doing business in South East Europe.

SELA is a regional network of independent law firms advising clients on their operations across South East Europe. SELA’s membership now spans across seven jurisdictions. The alliance members are among the top firms in their jurisdictions, providing the full range of legal and business services to local and international businesses. Members include Apoostolska & Aleksandrovski of Macedonia, Bojović & Partners of Serbia / Montenegro, Dimitrijević & Partners of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kirm Perpar of Slovenia, Žurić i Partneri of Croatia and now Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. of Bulgaria..

About Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a top tier, full-service commercial law firm operating in Bulgaria. Recognized for its in-depth knowledge and expertise in business law, the firm offers innovative and commercially astute legal solutions to clients across the most dynamic global industries. With lawyers that are responsive, commercially savvy and meticulous, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. offers world-class service and niche expertise to domestic and international clients. The firm has in-depth sectoral expertise and a deep understanding of the local market. This combination allows the firm to deliver intelligent, efficient and reliable results in line with the clients’ commercial objectives. The firm has strong international links that significantly expand its global reach. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. strives to provide the highest possible standard of legal service and operates according to its principles of quality, integrity and exceptional client service.

Dimitrijević & Partners Advises Altima UK Value Investments Limited
Dimitrijević & Partners advised Altima UK Value Investments Limited (AUKVIL), on the restructuring of its indirect shareholding interest in Banjalučka pivara ad Banjaluka (together the “Group”).

The transaction included the establishment of AUKVIL’s daughter company, a block trade transaction between AUKVIL’s subsidiaries and a squeeze out of the minority shareholders of Banjalučka pivara ad Banjaluka.
Dimitrijević & Partners led the negotiation of the Group’s banking facilities with lenders, drafted the transaction documents and delivered the CPs. The Resolution on the squeeze out was adopted at the Banjalucka pivara’s Shareholders’ Assembly Meeting in June 2017, with Dimitrijević & Partners assisting also with the preparation of the session and execution of the overall process that successfully completed at the beginning of August this year. The legal team at Dimitrijević & Partners was led by Partner Stevan Dimitrijević with the hands-on assistance of Senior Associate Nina Vještica as well as the rest of the team.

SELA Sponsors Smith Novak NPL Europe Conference
The South East Legal Alliance – SELA participated as a sponsor of the Smith Novak NPL Europe conference. The conference, which was held in London on March 9-10, 2017, took a look at the trends and developments in the European NPL market by bringing together key market players to discuss hot topics, deal flows and legislative developments across European markets.

The conference was attended by SELA representatives, including Duško Žurić of Žurić i Partneri in Croatia, Marija Bojović and Uroš Popović of Bojović & Partners in Serbia / Montenegro, and Jan Gorjup of Kirm Perpar in Slovenia.

Marija Bojović, a founding partner of Bojović & Partners and SELA, participated in the panel discussion covering the countries of South East Europe. The panel covered innovations in the regional market, expected transactions and lessons learned from recent experiences. The panel also discussed how NPL portfolio sales are increasing in the region and their management, resolution and prevention is among the top priorities of regional regulators. With numerous banks present in multiple regional markets, multi-jurisdictional transactions are inevitable, which has been evidenced by increased investor interest. Also following on with these trends, increasing interest and awareness is being given to different restructuring options and enforcement as a preventative measure.

SELA - the South East Legal Alliance Expands to Slovenia
SELA Extends its Reach to Slovenia
3 February 2017 – The South East Legal Alliance (SELA) welcomes another leading law firm among its membership. The leading Slovenian commercial law firm Kirm Perpar officially joined SELA on 3 February 2017.

SELA is a regional network of independent law firms advising clients on their operations across South East Europe, SELA’s membership now spans across six jurisdictions. The alliance members are amongst the top firms in their jurisdictions, providing the full range of legal and business services to local and international businesses. Members include Apostolska & Aleksandrovski of Macedonia, Bojović & Partner of Serbia / Montenegro, Dimitrijević & Partners of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Žurić i Partneri of Croatia and now Kirm Perpar of Slovenia.

More information on SELA is available on its website at www.selegalalliance.com.

About Kirm Perpar

Kirm Perpar is an independent, full-service commercial law firm based in Slovenia. The firm is committed to delivering top quality legal services and to providing excellent industry insight and in-depth knowledge of the local market. The firms’ top priority is its clients. To provide them with a truly bespoke service, the firm invests significant resources in understanding the clients’ business and their strategic objectives. This, combined with a dedication to professional integrity, is one of the fundamental factors that defines the firm’s strength and reputation and sets it apart from other law practices.

As a forward-thinking law firm, Kirm Perpar understands that legal expertise and commercial wisdom balance business strategy, which is why the firm strives to look at the bigger picture when advising clients, so that they can make sound business decisions and stay ahead of their competition. By taking a tailored approach to every matter, Kirm Perpar joins forces with clients to help them achieve sustainable growth. This is the key to delivering exceptional client service and achieving the results clients expect.

More information is available at www.k-p.si.

Dimitrijević & Partners JOINS NEXTLAW GLOBAL REFERRAL NETWORK
Will connect clients to top tier legal talent around the world
Dimitrijević & Partners announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 300 member firms, 18,600 lawyers covering 160 countries.

Nextlaw Global Referral Network was created by Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. The network, which is free to join, employs a detailed screening system to guarantee the quality of its member firms and has developed proprietary technology to allow members to identify lawyers at other member firms with the appropriate experience where clients need legal counsel.

Jeff Modisett, Nextlaw Global Referral Network CEO said, “We’re proud to have Dimitrijević & Partners as part of our network. We’re only as good as the quality of our member firms and Dimitrijević & Partners makes us stronger and better able to meet the needs of our other members’ clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Apostolska & Aleksandrovski Joins the South East Legal Alliance (SELA)
A Coordinated Approach to Cross-Border Transactions
21 November 2016 – The South East Legal Alliance (SELA) welcomes another leading law firm among its members. The well-known Macedonian commercial law firm Apostolska & Aleksandrovski officially joined SELA in the second half of November 2016.

SELA is a regional network of leading independent law firms offering competitive, top quality legal and business services across multiple Southeastern European jurisdictions. The alliance was conceived and co-founded by the law firms Bojović & Partners of Serbia / Montenegro, Dimitrijević & Partners of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Žurić i Partneri of Croatia. By using the SELA alliance, clients will benefit from its integrated multi-jurisdictional legal teams, seamless service and specialised expertise. Each of the SELA member firms is a top commercial law firm with an established reputation in its jurisdiction. Currently providing coverage in five jurisdictions, SELA plans to further expand its membership. Participation in the alliance is exclusive and by invitation only.

More information on SELA is available on its website at www.selegalalliance.com.

About Apostolska & Aleksandrovski

Apostolska & Aleksandrovski is a modern, full-service commercial law firm in Macedonia. Taking a fresh approach to the provision of legal services, Apostolska & Aleksandrovski offers a client-focused service and tailor-made legal solutions. The firm handles matters in all key practice areas and across the most dynamic global industry sectors and works to gain an in-depth understanding of the industry and operations of its clients and to provide legal advice in line with their business strategy, mindful of how it will affect their overall business operations. Clients recognise Apostolska & Aleksandrovski for their commitment to quality, results oriented approach and dedication to client service and satisfaction.

More information is available at www.businesslaw.mk.