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Sanja Voloder

Attorney-at-Law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz d.o.o.
Ul. Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Languages Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, English, German

With over seven years of experience with CMS in Sarajevo Sanja Voloder has developed an outstanding expertise in Corporate/M&A matters which, with her specialised knowledge in Banking and Finance matters, make her an exceptional advisor on project finance transactions for large financial institutions such as the EBRD. This is also due to her extensive experience in the UK as a UK-educated lawyer, as well as her background as a lawyer and researcher for the University of Cambridge, including a mini-secondment with the firm's London office in 2014.

The above international expertise, together with an excellence in local law, allows Sanja Voloder to support large international clients seeking to invest in local businesses. Further to assisting in the usual challenges clients face when entering the BiH market, she is particularly skilled in integrating the complex corporate and banking structures with the local market, whose main actors often lack experience in this area. She thus provides excellent advice in efficiently structuring, contracting and implementing such arrangements in accordance with the local regulatory requirements and under the existing commercial conditions. Sanja Voloder understands the needs of international clients and provides practical input and ongoing client support throughout the case, support that is unprecedented in the local market.

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Legal 500 named Sanja Voloder as an next generation lawyer for 2018 for Banking, Finance, Capital Markets and Commercial and M&A.

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Corporate, M&A

  • International health care group on the acquisition (close to EUR 0.5 billion) of a health care services business
  • International food retailer on corporate and employment issues regarding the cross-jurisdictional acquisition (close to EUR 1 billion) of a regional food retail company
  • A client on finalising and closing the EUR 24 million acquisition of an online recruitment services business by a job portal company
  • A multinational client regarding complex asset deals with a state-owned company producing overhaul parts for aeroplanes

Banking and Finance

  • EBRD on numerous project financing transactions to both large and medium-sized local businesses
  • EFSE on numerous financing transactions to small local financing institutions in order to support the growth of local SMEs
  • Bank on numerous projects from a regulatory perspective
  • IFC on loan and security restructuring

Employment & Pensions

  • International health care group on various employment matters specific to its healthcare business
  • An electronics and industrial conglomerate on sensitive matters concerning the termination of employment contracts
  • A large financial institution on issues concerning the dismissal of top managers in a heavily regulated industry
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Memberships & Roles

  • Board Member - Association of Chevening Scholars
  • Adviser - America-Bosnia Foundation
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Publications

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Education

  • 2014 - Master of Corporate Law, University of Cambridge
  • 2008 - LLB, Durham University
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