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Radivoje Petrikić

Partner
Managing Partner at CMS Belgrade

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

Radivoje Petrikić is a Corporate/M&A and FDI lawyer. As a leading expert in Energy Law, Competition Law & EU, Corporate Law, commercial law and finance and project finance, he has more than 20 years of experience in large-scale commercial and M&A transactions and development projects across the CEE region. He has a deep understanding of all corporate and financial law issues facing companies operating in transitional markets. He is also an experienced advisor to regulators in these markets.
Radivoje Petrikić is one of Serbia’s leading M&A lawyers and leads a team that has advised on many landmark corporate and commercial law cases and privatisations across a wide range of industries over the past 15 years. He was retained by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as lead legal advisor on the rewriting of Serbia’s corporate law and PPP legislation.
He is a partner at CMS in Vienna and has been the managing partner of the Serbian CMS office in Belgrade since its establishment in 2000. He is also Managing Partner in Podgorica, Montenegro, and coordinator of the firms in Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 

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“Radivoje Petrikić – due to his extensive experience and outstanding understanding of business models, he can provide tailor-made legal and regulatory advice of the highest quality.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Radivoje Petrikić is a five-star lawyer and a trusted business partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"It is great to work with Radivoje Petrikić."

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić is an exceptional lawyer and a valued client relationship partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Radivoje Petrikić supports us in every step of the process and with his experience in similar transactions he makes things clear and transparent.""

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has in-depth knowledge of M&A transactions and provides the best possible legal protection for clients.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“The team is led by the outstanding Radivoje Petrikić. He has a hands-on approach, and wants to have things done efficiently and to the highest standards.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"He understands strategically important issues."

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has exceptional legal knowledge and ability, superb negotiation skills, and he provides reliable and business-oriented advice.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Vienna Law Society (WJG)
  • Udruženje pravnika u privredi Srbije (Association of Lawyers in Business)
  • Serbian Association for Business Law
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Awards & Rankings

  • Radivoje Petrikić is consistently named as a leading lawyer in Corporate M&A Projects, including in Legal 500 and Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000.
  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Petrikić among the best lawyers in the legal field of corporate law (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020).
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Education

  • 2000 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Belgrade
  • 1998 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna
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Competition & EU

Radivoje Petrikić is a Competition & EU lawyer and a leading expert in Energy Law and Corporate Law/M&A. Together with his team, he advises large companies with a market presence in Serbia etc. on compliance and merger control issues. He is admitted to the bar in both Austria and Serbia and has acted as lead negotiator in many cross-border transactions involving complex antitrust issues as well as numerous merger applications.
Petrikić advises domestic and international companies on competition directives and their harmonisation with EU competition law. His successful competition law practice has resulted in a growing number of merger control mandates and assignments to organise antitrust seminars for clients seeking to respond to changes in relevant Serbian legislation.
 

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“Radivoje Petrikić – due to his extensive experience and outstanding understanding of business models, he can provide tailor-made legal and regulatory advice of the highest quality.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"He understands strategically important issues."

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić is a five-star lawyer and a trusted business partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"It is great to work with Radivoje Petrikić."

Chambers Global, 2023

“The team is led by the outstanding Radivoje Petrikić. He has a hands-on approach, and wants to have things done efficiently and to the highest standards.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić is an exceptional lawyer and a valued client relationship partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has in-depth knowledge of M&A transactions and provides the best possible legal protection for clients.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has exceptional legal knowledge and ability, superb negotiation skills, and he provides reliable and business-oriented advice.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Radivoje Petrikić supports us in every step of the process and with his experience in similar transactions he makes things clear and transparent.""

Chambers Global, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Vienna Law Society (WJG)
  • Udruženje pravnika u privredi Srbije (Association of Lawyers in Business)
  • Serbian Association for Business Law
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Awards & Rankings

  • Radivoje Petrikić is consistently named as a leading lawyer in Corporate M&A Projects, including in Legal 500 and Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000.
  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Petrikić among the best lawyers in the legal field of corporate law (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020).
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Education

  • 2000 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Belgrade
  • 1998 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna
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Energy & Climate Change

Radivoje Petrikić is an Energy lawyer and leading expert in Corporate/M&A and Competition & EU law. Petrikić has built a strong team in Serbia, with an excellent track record in large energy and infrastructure projects executed across various jurisdictions. He provides legal advice to well-known clients and handles public tenders, acquisitions and regulatory matters. He is particularly active in renewable energy, infrastructure projects, oil and gas and finance.
Petrikić worked as a consultant for an energy giant on the implementation of an energy agreement between Serbia and Russia and was appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to implement its energy efficiency programme in the Western Balkans.

 

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“Radivoje Petrikić – due to his extensive experience and outstanding understanding of business models, he can provide tailor-made legal and regulatory advice of the highest quality.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

“Radivoje Petrikić is a five-star lawyer and a trusted business partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"It is great to work with Radivoje Petrikić."

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić is an exceptional lawyer and a valued client relationship partner.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"He understands strategically important issues."

Chambers Global, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has exceptional legal knowledge and ability, superb negotiation skills, and he provides reliable and business-oriented advice.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

“Radivoje Petrikić has in-depth knowledge of M&A transactions and provides the best possible legal protection for clients.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Radivoje Petrikić supports us in every step of the process and with his experience in similar transactions he makes things clear and transparent.""

Chambers Global, 2023

“The team is led by the outstanding Radivoje Petrikić. He has a hands-on approach, and wants to have things done efficiently and to the highest standards.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

Memberships & Roles

  • Austrian Bar Association
  • Serbian Bar Association
  • Vienna Law Society (WJG)
  • Udruženje pravnika u privredi Srbije (Association of Lawyers in Business)
  • Serbian Association for Business Law
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Awards & Rankings

  • Radivoje Petrikić is consistently named as a leading lawyer in Corporate M&A Projects, including in Legal 500 and Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000.
  • The German business newspaper Handelsblatt ranks Petrikić among the best lawyers in the legal field of corporate law (Best Lawyers Ranking 2020).
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Education

  • 2000 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Belgrade
  • 1998 – Dr. iur., Law, University of Vienna
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