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Milan Samardžić joined CBA as M&A Adviser in Belgrade, Serbia in January 2017

Milan Samardžić joined CBA as M&A Adviser in Belgrade, Serbia in January 2017

Attorney-at-law in Belgrade, Serbia, Milan Samardžić is a partner at SOG / Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm. His practice focuses on corporate/M&A, banking & finance and legislative & government affairs.

Milan represents corporate clients and financial institutions in a wide variety of matters, including cross-border and international mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, general corporate issues, debt restructuring and refinancing.

Milan has been practicing law for over 12 years, mostly in Belgrade but also spent 2 years practicing in Austria, working for DLA Piper’s Vienna office.  During this time, he advised and represented a large number of international investors in Serbia and the SEE region.

Milan has significant experience in advising clients on large-scale M&A and banking and finance projects, energy and infrastructure projects, PPPs, and joint ventures.  Milan worked on projects across a variety of industries, including oil, gas and petrochemicals, power generation, transportation, and water. Some of his most recent experience includes acting for Etihad Airways regarding its strategic partnership with the Government of Serbia and acquisition of a 49% interest in Air Serbia, the national air carrier; acting for EBRD in respect of several loans made to commercial banks in Serbia to support the SME sector; advising a leading regional financial group on all aspects of its leasing and project finance operations in Serbia; acting for a leading Austrian investment bank on the potential acquisition of a major Serbian confectionery manufacturer; advising a leading international bank on Serbian law aspects of online gambling operations in Serbia; participated on an EBRD project in connection with the adoption of new amendments to the Mortgage Act in Serbia, in cooperation with the Association of Banks, the relevant ministries and other stakeholders.

Previously, Milan worked as the Managing Partner of Specht Rechtsanwalt GmbH Belgrade office for 3 years where he advised and represented clients on matters including project financing, foreign investment, corporate & commercial law, M&A and privatization. He also served as Head of Legal Committee of the Serbian Foreign Investors Council (FIC) and adviser to the Minister of International Economic Relations in a complex international project finance/concession transaction.

Milan graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and earned his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington D.C. (with Honours as a Ron Brown Fellow and with the Cali Award for best examination results in International Project Finance and Investment).

Milan Samardžić published articles on topics of joint stock company takeovers, cartel enforcement and international investment.