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Đorđe Popović

Partner
Belgrade

Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Languages Serbian, English, Russian
Energy

Đorđe Popović is a Partner at CMS Belgrade with over a decade of relevant experience. He leads the Firm's energy team and the regulatory practices. His primary focus are renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects, where he successfully represented both equity and lenders as well as manufacturers and EPC contractors in some of the most prominent projects on the market. Equally, Đorđe Popović has significantly contributed to the development of Serbian legislation governing the sector, by means of his lead in the projects mandated by EU and EBRD to harmonize the country's legislation with EU acquis.

Since joining CMS Belgrade in 2011, Đorđe Popović has provided legal advisory and representation in a number of prominent transactions in the CEE region, including mergers, acquisitions, takeovers (friendly and hostile), buyouts, privatisations and joint ventures. Apart from being focused on energy, infrastructure and regulatory projects, he has gained extensive experience in providing legal support to major international clients on Serbian and Montenegrin real estate, project finance and corporate matters. Additional areas of his specialisation include telecoms and PPPs.

"As a lawyer, I am strongly dedicated to Client's success. This is impossible without a deep understanding of the industry, business and the legal environment in which the Client operates".

"No matter how complex the matter is, if it is not explained in simple words - it is not explained at all".

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"I am enclosing a picture of the newly erected wind turbine as of the day before yesterday. That would not have been possible without your help and I do think that you have done an excellent job with supporting our market entry in Serbia".

Client feedback 2015

"Thank you so much for your diligent, detail-oriented and yet very practical advisory".

Client Feedback 2014

Education

  • 2008 – Bar admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2007 – Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn (Germany), Master of European Studies
  • 2006 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Postgraduate Specialist in Securities Law
  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Graduation in Law (LL.B.)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Foreign Investors Council
  • Konrad Adenauer Fellowship
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Publications

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Lectures list

  • Part-time lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia) in Legal Ethics.
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Infrastructure & Projects

Đorđe Popović's practice covers all aspects of infrastructure, real estate and project finance law. He regularly advises international clients on complex infrastructure and real estate development projects, including both representation before competent authorities and structuring of the compound project documents, such are the construction agreements, acquisition agreements, forward purchase agreements, collateral documents, tender documents and EPC agreements.

In addition, Đorđe Popović assists clients in the implementation of PPP projects of both middle and large scale and in environmental matters. His client portfolio mostly includes prominent international lenders, equity investors and contractors.

"As a lawyer, I am strongly dedicated to Client's success. This is impossible without a deep understanding of the industry, business and the legal environment in which the Client operates".

"No matter how complex the matter is, if it is not explained in simple words – it is not explained at all".

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"Your proactivity and deep knowledge of diverse areas of law was very helpful and significantly contributed to our selection of CMS as our legal advisor".

Client Feedback 2015

Education

  • 2008 – Bar admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2007 – Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn (Germany), Master of European Studies
  • 2006 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Postgraduate Specialist in Securities Law
  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Graduation in Law (LL.B.)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Foreign Investors Council
  • Konrad Adenauer Fellowship
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Publications

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Lectures list

  • Part-time lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia) in Legal Ethics.
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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Đorđe Popović's expertise covers all major areas of TMC – Technology, Media & Communications. In particular, he is advising reputable international clients in relation to the acquisition of major telecommunications companies, setup and development of licensed broadcasting entities, regulatory and contractual issues associated with wholesale broadband transactions, as well as online advertising and brand marketing.

In addition, Đorđe Popović is advising on the permitting issues relevant for the setup and daily operations of the licensed telecommunications' operators. This includes frequent communication with, and the representation before, the main regulators and other authorities.

"As a lawyer, I am strongly dedicated to Client's success. This is impossible without a deep understanding of the industry, business and the legal environment in which the Client operates".

"No matter how complex the matter is, if it is not explained in simple words – it is not explained at all".

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Education

  • 2008 – Bar admission (Belgrade, Serbia) 
  • 2007 – Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn (Germany), Master of European Studies
  • 2006 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Postgraduate Specialist in Securities Law
  • 2004 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Graduation in Law (LL.B.)
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Memberships

  • Belgrade Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Foreign Investors Council
  • Konrad Adenauer Fellowship
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Publications

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Lectures list

  • Part-time lecturer at Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (Serbia) in Legal Ethics.
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