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Tamara Samardžija

Senior Lawyer

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz d.o.o.
Bulevar Džordža Vašingtona 3/22
Entrance V, Unit 9
81000 Podgorica
Petrikić & Partneri AOD
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Krunska 73
11000 Belgrade
Languages Serbian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, Croatian, English

Tamara Samardžija joined the CMS Belgrade team in November 2011 after graduating from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Since then, Tamara Samardžija has successfully advised clients in numerous cross-border M&A transactions, financial and corporate restructuring projects. She has been providing legal support to some of the most prominent international companies in establishing their business operations in Serbia and in Montenegro, in conducting their everyday business operations, with respect to corporate, commercial, regulatory and employment related matters. Tamara also has extensive experience in providing immigration-related legal advice to major corporate players in Montenegro and in Serbia. 
Since 2012 when CMS opened an office in Podgorica, Montenegro, Tamara Samardžija has strongly supported all major projects that CMS Podgorica has been engaged in and her legal knowledge and sense of pragmatism are widely recognised among satisfied clients.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising one of the biggest multi-industry companies of the world in connection with the financing and construction of the Krnovo wind park projecet, the first wind farm in Montenegro. In addition, Tamara Samardžija advised the company on the establishment of its subsidiary in Montenegro, as well as providing them with various corporate, regulatory, labour and immigration related legal advice.
  • Advising a large Russian company, which carries on the business of extraction, production, transport, and sale of natural gas on various corporate related matters in Serbia.
  • Advising a State Oil Company on their investment into the development of a high-end tourist resort on the coast of Montenegro, which is one of the biggest investments of all time in Montenegro.
  • Advising an European bidder of entertainment on the sale process of hotel and casino in Montenegro.
  • Advsing an American multinational private equity firm in their acquisition of the leading Pay-TV (cable, DTH) and broadband operator in South-East Europe “SEE” and in their attempt to acquire Salford Group and Mid Europe Partners in completing this transaction.
  • Advising the Austrian leading logistics and postal services provider on their acquisition of Serbian companies and corporate changes.
  • Advising a multilateral developmental investment bank relation to an energy efficiency project for Western Balkans.
  • Advising an Austrian wind-down company on corporate and financial restructuring, as well as with advising on several enforcement proceedings in Montenegro.
  • Advising an Austrian-based producer and transporter of electricity, one of the largest in Europe, in corporate related matters in both, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as providing legal assistance in public procurement proceedings.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Serbian Bar Association
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  • 2016 – Bar Admission (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 2011 – Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
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