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Radivoje Petrikić

Partner
Attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Languages Serbian, Croatian, English, German
Corporate/M&A

Specialisation in corporate law/M&A

Radivoje Petrikić is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A and FDI. As a leading expert in the fields of corporate/M&A, competition law & EU, corporate law, commercial law as well as finance and project financing, he has more than 20 years of experience in extensive commercial and M&A transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region. He has an in-depth understanding of all corporate and financial issues faced by companies operating in transitional markets. He is also an experienced advisor to regulators in these markets.

Industries

Radivoje Petrikić is one of Serbia's leading M&A lawyers, leading a team that has advised on many landmark corporate and commercial law cases, as well as privatisations, in a variety of industries over the past 20 years. He has been appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as senior legal advisor on the revision of Serbian corporate law and PPP legislation.

Ranking

Radivoje Petrikic is repeatedly named as a leading corporate M&A project lawyer in Legal 500 and Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000.

Roles

He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and since the foundation of the Serbian CMS office in Belgrade in 2000, the Managing partner there too. He is also Managing Partner in Podgorica (Montenegro) and the coordinator of our law firms in Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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“The well-respected Radivoje Petrikić impresses clients, who say: "He always acts promptly to inform us when issues arise." Fluent in English, German, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian, he advises international clients on M&A, finance and project finance transactions.”

Chambers 2015

“The market continues to highlight Radivoje Petrikić as one of the strongest practitioners active in the Serbian market. He has over 15 years' experience in working on major commercial transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region.”

Chambers 2014

Education

  • 2000 – Law School, University of Belgrade, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
  • 1998 – Law School, University of Vienna, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Austria (“Wiener Juristische Gesellschaft”)
  • Law Society of Serbia (“Udruzenje pravnika u privredi”)
  • Society of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia
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Competition & EU

Specialisation in competition law & EU

Radivoje Petrikić is a Competition & EU attorney-at-law and a leading expert in the areas of energy law and corporate law/M&A. Together with his team, Radivoje Petrikić advises large companies that have a market presence in Serbia or wish to establish themselves there on compliance and merger control issues. He is admitted as a lawyer in both Austria and Serbia and has acted as chief negotiator in many cross-border transactions with complex antitrust issues as well as numerous merger applications.

Industries

Radivoje Petrikić advises domestic and international companies on competition guidelines and their harmonisation with EU competition law. He owes his successful legal practice in the field of competition law to a growing number of merger control mandates and antitrust seminars for clients wishing to respond to changes in relevant Serbian legislation.

Roles

He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and since the foundation of the Serbian CMS office in Belgrade in 2000 also its managing partner.

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“The well-respected Radivoje Petrikić impresses clients, who say: "He always acts promptly to inform us when issues arise." Fluent in English, German, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian, he advises international clients on M&A, finance and project finance transactions.”

Chambers 2015

“The market continues to highlight Radivoje Petrikić as one of the strongest practitioners active in the Serbian market. He has over 15 years' experience in working on major commercial transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region.”

Chambers 2014

Education

  • 2000 – Law School, University of Belgrade, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
  • 1998 – Law School, University of Vienna, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Austria (“Wiener Juristische Gesellschaft”)
  • Law Society of Serbia (“Udruzenje pravnika u privredi”)
  • Society of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia
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Energy & Climate Change

Specialisation in energy law

Radivoje Petrikić is an attorney-at-law for energy law and a leading expert in the areas of corporate law/M&A and competition law & EU. Radivoje Petrikić has built a strong team in Serbia with an excellent track record in large energy and infrastructure projects executed across jurisdictions. He provides legal advice to well-known clients and deals with public tenders, acquisitions and regulatory issues. He is particularly active in renewable energy, infrastructure projects, oil and gas and finance.

Industries

He advised an energy giant on the implementation of an energy agreement between Serbia and Russia and was entrusted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the implementation of its energy efficiency programme in the Western Balkans.

Roles

He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and since the foundation of the Serbian CMS office in Belgrade in 2000 also its managing partner.

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“The well-respected Radivoje Petrikić impresses clients, who say: "He always acts promptly to inform us when issues arise." Fluent in English, German, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian, he advises international clients on M&A, finance and project finance transactions.”

Chambers 2015

“The market continues to highlight Radivoje Petrikić as one of the strongest practitioners active in the Serbian market. He has over 15 years' experience in working on major commercial transactions and development projects throughout the CEE region.”

Chambers 2014

Education

  • 2000 – Law School, University of Belgrade, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
  • 1998 – Law School, University of Vienna, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)
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Memberships

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Austria (“Wiener Juristische Gesellschaft”)
  • Law Society of Serbia (“Udruzenje pravnika u privredi”)
  • Society of Commercial Lawyers of Serbia
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