Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Here’s a selection of our energy sector credentials in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

European Energy A/SE - Extensive advising on a real estate regulatory matter regarding use of concession rights for a wind power plant project.  Support over the land lease agreement, concession agreements and construction rights.

Energy 3 - Advising the client regarding joining of the new member of the Energy 3 for implementation of the project Plocno and Podvelezje concerning of the wind farms.

OPERATOR- NAFTNI TERMINALI FEDERACIJE D.O.O. SARAJEVO - Advising a state owned company in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the status of its property abroad and potential options for registration of ownership over such real property.        

KPA UNICON GROUP and Finish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (FINNFUND) - Advising a prominent group of companies on the establishment of a JV (a renewable waste to energy power plant) with a major steel producer in BiH (includes various regulatory and corporate advice) in connection with the building of renewable power plant.

This deal has been selected as the deal of the year (2018) by the CEE Legal Matters

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Advising the EBRD on all aspects of the financing of the EBRD-Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) (over EUR 10 million) that supports energy efficiency in the Western Balkan countries with the public sector. Legal services in this project also included advising on regulatory framework, project structuring with particular focus on feasibility of energy efficiency structures and PPP structure, drafting model transactional documentation (including energy supply and energy performance contracts), model tender documentation etc. The project has been recently extended with two new district heating system projects in the Municipalities of Vitez and Teslić which both would be based on the PPP Structure.

ALPIQ AG - Representing the Europe-wide active provider in the field of energy generation, trading and sales, as well as in power engineering in dispute against tax authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Advising the client on its day – to – day business activities regarding all energy regulatory and business law aspects.

PCC DEG Renewables GmbH  -  Advising the client, a leading German company active in the Chemicals, Energy and Logistics sectors, on various matters regarding the construction of the first of three planned small hydro power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. CMS services includes advising on obtaining of relevant permits and approvals from the competent authorities, negotiating and mediating with other stakeholders, as well as representation before courts.

Ministry of Justice BiH/ energy efficiency and PPP - Pioneer project where our role involves advising the Ministry on structuring of the project within the limited PPP and energy efficiency legal framework on the state level, with the aim of achieving energy efficiency within the state institution in cooperation with private partner, as well as advising on available financing options.

GE Healthcare Limited - Advising the client on several matters regulatory, distribution, commercial, advising regarding public tender proceedings, as well as advising regarding the construction of power plant from a Bosnian law perspective.

VESTAS - CMS is advising Vestas on their ongoing renewable energy project that includes supply and construction of wind power plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. CMS Sarajevo has provided full range of services to Vestas including to regulatory, construction, finance and contracting aspect as well as the VAT and customs implications relevant to the project. The project is of significant importance for the local renewable energy system, since Bosnia and Herzegovina is still developing its renewable energy industry especially in the field of wind energy.

Key contacts

Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
T +387 33 94-4610