Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

With more than 25 experienced legal experts, our Banking and Finance Department is one of the largest in the Southeast European market, ready to support clients operating in various segments of the financial sector. Our legal team advises clients throughout the Serbian, Montenegrin, Bosnian and Northern Macedonian markets.

Reliable experienced advice

Banking & Finance is at the core of our legal expertise.
This is where our legal practice has initially started building its expertise and knowledge for more than 15 years. Since then, we have positioned ourselves as the leading, regional legal experts providing legal support to commercial banks, international financial institutions, insurance companies, investment funds, but also entrepreneurs and other micro, small, medium enterprises, business associations from various industries.

The world of finance powered by experienced legal advice

Our legal team, specializing in banking and finance, is organized into three expert groups, which makes us particularly agile to respond to the most complex client requests starting from:

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  • NPL portfolio acquisition and servicing;
  • Advising on compliance with the regulations of financial institutions drafting procedures, corporate byelaws, and other legal documents;
  • Business finance services;
  • Project finance;
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring;
  • Investments and foreign exchange transactions;
  • Asset resolution and distressed asset acquisition;
  • AML compliance;
  • Advising clients seeking to access finance;
  • Advising clients seeking to reschedule accounts receivable and payable;
  • Legal advice for optimizing operating costs.

Our team regularly provides advice and sophisticated assistance to regulatory authorities by participating in numerous expert forums and official government working parties. We are proud to be able to offer our clients not only the services they need today, but also to acquaint them with legal developments they may expect in the future.

NPL portfolio acquisition & servicing

As soon as a claim has become overdue, we are able to advise our clients on how to minimize their recovery risks and fully utilize all the collateral at their disposal. We provide our clients with a complete set of outsourced services in this area of expertise, from the very first indication that there may be difficulties with recovering a claim up to the final stages of collection.

We provide the following services in this field:

  • Legal due diligence;
  • Transaction assistance;
  • LSPA drafting and negotiations;
  • Financial regulatory compliance;
  • Out-of-court and in-court enforcement;
  • Representation in alternative dispute resolution and CFR matters.
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Advice backed by Technology

Our extensive experience in this area has allowed us to develop internal software and detailed case management systems to ensure maximum cost optimization and time efficiencies for our clients, which permits us to provide market-leading services in this area.

We take holistic approach in distressed assets management

Our experience and involvement in NPL portfolio acquisitions and servicing and bankruptcy and restructuring have allowed us to build up a strong and firmly business-oriented practice offering full legal support for asset resolution and distressed asset acquisition.

In advising distressed asset holders and professional investors in these assets, our team focuses on business-oriented goals and guides clients through the complete process of restructuring any such assets and returning them to profitable use. Our lawyers frequently team up with our real estate and construction experts, accountants, and tax advisors to achieve the best possible results.

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Investments and FX transactions

Our team successfully assists our clients with any legal challenges they may face when structuring their financial investments in Serbia. We have supported clients in many successful privatizations in Serbia and have helped establish greenfield ventures, which has allowed us to gain in-depth knowledge of general financial structuring and various modes of project financing.

We are particularly proud of our experience and quality of our services to foreign investors in helping them navigate Serbia’s complex foreign exchange transactions regulations, especially as this area is yet to see full liberalization. Our wealth of experience and knowledge in this field often contribute greatly to our clients’ success in the Serbian market.

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