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Belgrade

Serbia

We have also had a presence in Serbia since the year 2000. Our Belgrade office is not just one of our oldest, but also one of our largest in the CEE area. Over the years, our legal team has grown to 25 solicitors, 20 of whom are members of the Serbian Bar Association. Similar to our legal teams based in other locations, what sets us apart are some key defining characteristics: with extensive international experience and thus familiarity with multiple jurisdictions, yet with local roots, our team maintains an extensive local network with excellent connections to the key local authorities and government ministries. 

As one of the leading law firms in Serbia, we can offer full-service legal advice in all areas of commercial law and, in addition, we can offer the benefits of an international network, enabling us above all to advise clients on cross-border transactions. 

No matter what specialist area or which industry you need legal advice in, we would be pleased to hear from you, you can contact us by completing our online form, or simply by calling us.

In recent years, Serbia has become an attractive destination, both for companies and for investments. In the course of this development, we have been involved in the biggest transactions and are leaders in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, our leadership role has also extended to other areas, such as energy and/or renewables, also project financing and infrastructure projects. 

Other areas of specialisation include privatisations, tax law, competition law, lifesciences and media law and furthermore we can advise and provide support in restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Directions

From Nikola Tesla Airport

By taxi

The journey from the Nikola Tesla Airport takes about 25 minutes and costs RSD 1,800 or approx. EUR 15.

By bus

The bus leaves at every 20 minutes between 7:20 a.m. and 7:40 p.m.. The bus leaves hourly between 7:40 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.. The bus ticket costs RSD 300 or approx. EUR 2.50. Tickets are purchased on the bus. More information available here.

The airport bus A1 takes you to Slavija Square and from there you can take a taxi to our office (for around RSD 400 or approx. EUR 3.50) or you can take a walk up Beogradska Street for some 400 metres, turn right to Krunska and you will reach our office at some 300 metres from the turning. We recommend you make your payments in Serbian dinars.

By car

The airport is located around 20 km from our office. Going from the airport take the road R266, then turn right onto the M1 E70 motorway. Continue on the M1/E75. After crossing the Gazela Bridge, exit the motorway and continue on Vojvode Mišića Boulevard. Take route 26/E763/А1, Sarajevska, Birčaninova and Nemanjina to Kneginje Zorke. The office is at the corner of Kneginje Zorke and Krunska streets. That is one of many possible routes. A good car satnav system is very helpful.

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Location

Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
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