Our clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina include multinational concerns as well as medium-sized companies from all business sectors who, like us, have recognised the potential of this fast-growing market. We have been assisting our clients with market entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2007, and every year we have successfully completed many projects together - mainly in the fields of renewable energies, construction and infrastructure, but also for banks, health care institutions and life sciences companies.

Do you already have a presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or are you planning to launch your business here in the near future? A seasoned CMS legal team of 10 with national and international experience and an excellent local network are here to expertly guide you through the complexities of the local legal system.

While the legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina is stable and functioning, the political reality of a country divided into two jurisdictions, each with its own constitution and a decentralised state power structure, lends an element of complexity to the overall situation. The reality is that there are few national government control mechanisms and therefore no unified legislation. This means, for example, that even in important areas such as company law, each of the two entities has its own unique system. Our legal team fully understand how to use this statutory framework to your commercial advantage.

Since Bosnia and Herzegovina is in need of foreign investment, the barriers to investment are steadily being taken down and efforts to align national laws with EU law are moving ahead. While these developments undoubtedly increase the country's ability to attract investment, unresolved issues regarding trade and company law remain.

If you too are looking to leverage your opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are in search of legal advice and support from an experienced law firm with an international perspective, kindly contact us any time online, by email or by telephone.

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Ul. Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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22/11/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: Life Sci­ences are reap­ing...
Di­git­al trans­form­a­tion in life sci­ences is cre­at­ing op­por­tun­it­ies to counter health­care’s most in­tract­able prob­lems from treat­ing rare dis­eases to ac­cel­er­at­ing dia­gnostics and re­du­cing treat­ment back­logs...
21/11/2022
State aid: The Court of Justice of the EU an­nuls the Com­mis­sion’s de­cision...
On 8 Novem­ber 2022, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) an­nulled the judg­ment of the Gen­er­al Court held on 24 Septem­ber 2019, which re­jec­ted the ac­tion brought by the Grand Duchy of Lux­em­bourg and Fi­at...
10/11/2022
US ad­opts Ex­ec­ut­ive Or­der to im­ple­ment EU-US Data Pri­vacy Frame­work
After an­noun­cing a polit­ic­al agree­ment on 25 March 2022, the US gov­ern­ment has now an­nounced more de­tails on how it in­tends to put mass sur­veil­lance by in­tel­li­gence agen­cies on a rule-of-law foot­ing...
09/11/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: The Life Sci­ences sec­tor...
The open­ing of COP27 has brought an in­tense glob­al fo­cus on cli­mate change and the tower­ing de­mands needed to reach car­bon net zero and to pro­tect the en­vir­on­ment. United Na­tions Gen­er­al Sec­ret­ary Ant­o­nio...
03/11/2022
5 things you need to know about the DSA in less than 10 minutes!
Oc­to­ber fin­ished with the long-awaited ad­op­tion and pub­lic­a­tion (on the 27th) of the Di­git­al Ser­vices Act (DSA). Al­low us to de­mys­ti­fy the key points of the DSA for you. The DSA is a new leg­al frame­work...
02/11/2022
Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care For­um 2022: The leg­al sec­tor has a key...
The United Na­tions has pledged to use its pur­chas­ing fire­power to ac­cel­er­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity along the health­care sup­ply chan­nel and called on the leg­al sec­tor to sup­port its ef­forts. Law­yers are crit­ic­al...
02/11/2022
Of­com changes its ap­proach to net neut­ral­ity: how the UK might spear­head...
Over the course of the last 12 months, a num­ber of im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in net neut­ral­ity have taken place at EU level: cer­tain pre­lim­in­ary rul­ings res­ul­ted in the European body of telco reg­u­lat­or...
01/11/2022
Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) comes in­to force on 1 Novem­ber 2022
The Di­git­al Mar­ket Act (DMA) was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the European Uni­on on 12 Oc­to­ber, and it will enter in­to force on 1 Novem­ber. Large di­git­al plat­forms that of­fer core plat­form ser­vices...
28/10/2022
CMS Real Es­tate Glob­al Bro­chure
Glob­al­isa­tion, polit­ic­al tur­bu­lence, changes in urb­an liv­ing pat­terns, in­creased di­git­isa­tion, shift­ing con­sumer be­ha­viour and flex­ible work­ing are just some of the is­sues that are trans­form­ing the de­mands...
25/10/2022
Air pas­sen­gers’ rights: the concept of ‘con­nect­ing flight’ cla­ri­fied by...
In a pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing of 6 Oc­to­ber 2022 re­lat­ing to a case on pas­sen­gers’ rights between Flightright and Amer­ic­an Air­lines, the Court of Justice of the EU defined the concept of ‘con­nect­ing flight’...
12/10/2022
USB-type C Stand­ard for port­able devices in the EU
On 4 Oc­to­ber 2022, the European Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted a pro­posed law that means by the end of 2024, there will be one single char­ger for all mo­bile phones, tab­lets, di­git­al cam­er­as, head­phones, head­sets...
20/10/2022
CMS ESG Talks
Every­one is talk­ing about ESG (En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance) stand­ards against which the mar­kets are as­sess­ing busi­nesses’ im­pact on so­ci­ety and the en­vir­on­ment, how they are con­duct­ing busi­ness, and their trans­par­ency. Hav­ing an ESG frame­work with­in an or­gan­isa­tion is cru­cial and will be­come para­mount in the fu­ture, not only to at­tract in­vest­ments, but also to re­duce risk, lower cost, im­prove repu­ta­tion and at­tract new cus­tom­ers. This trend will not by­pass Bos­nia and Herzegov­ina, or the re­gion, and the aim of this event is to sup­port the fin­an­cial ser­vices and large cor­por­ate sec­tors to op­tim­ise their ESG-re­lated op­por­tun­it­ies, as well as to man­age the as­so­ci­ated risks. Join CMS ex­perts from Aus­tria, Bos­nia, Ser­bia, Montenegro, and Tur­key to ex­plore the key leg­al de­vel­op­ments re­gard­ing ESG that have already been in­tro­duced or are im­min­ent from both the EU and the non-EU per­spect­ive. Learn about the state of ESG af­fairs in Bos­nia, what our neigh­bours are do­ing and the reg­u­la­tions we can ex­pect from the EU.      Our second pan­el will show­case the mar­ket’s view on ESG. Join our re­spec­ted speak­ers from three renowned in­ter­na­tion­al in­sti­tu­tions—the European Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment (EBRD), In­ter­na­tion­al Fin­ance Cor­por­a­tion (IFC) and Fin­ance in Mo­tion (FiM)—to hear about the glob­al im­pact of ESG gen­er­ally and in re­la­tion to ac­cess to fin­an­cing. We will also be joined by a unique com­mer­cial bank op­er­at­ing in the South­east­ern Europe re­gion that is already act­ive in ESG. This event will provide plenty of op­por­tun­it­ies to in­ter­act with our ex­pert speak­ers and in­dustry par­ti­cipants through the mod­er­ated pan­el and Q&A ses­sions as well as the net­work­ing cock­tail drinks that will of­fer a fruit­ful and pleas­ant con­clu­sion to this event.