Who are we?

Lex Adria is an alliance of leading independent law firms in the Adriatic region, providing seamless and premium legal support across the area. The alliance enhances the regional capabilities of its member firms, which through Lex Adria provide high-quality, uniform and efficient cross-border legal support.

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Slovenia
Croatia
Serbia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Montenegro
North Macedonia

Awards & Recognitions / Selected

Legal 500 (2015)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate and M&A)

„a premium law firm noted for its bespoke legal service“

Legal 500 (2016)
Vidan Law Office
(Banking, Finance & Capital Markets)

“Vidan Law Office provides high-quality services, very precisely and in a timely manner”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Ulcar & Partners
(Corporate & Commercial)

„Prominent corporate team with a rapidly developing M&A practice. Attracts praise for advice on both the buy side and sell sides of corporate transactions.“

Chambers Europe (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys
(Corporate & Commercial)

“They are efficient and always prepared to advise clients on different areas of law. They are very reliable, communicative and have many years of experience.”

Why Lex Adria?

The alliance’s structure and organization of work ensure that the client receives an efficient and premium legal advice from a single point of contact, regardless of the number of jurisdictions involved. In that way our clients benefit not only from an efficient organization of work through one main point of contact (project manager), but also from uniform legal service, integrated teams, and combined regional cross-border expertise and know-how of all Lex Adria members.

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One team for the Adriatic

Quality Assurance

Single point of contact

Regional reach, with local touch

Leading law firms

Top-ranked practitioners

Integrated teams

Uniform legal service

Combined regional expertise

Client-centric approach

International orientation

Integrity & Accountability

Practice areas

Lex Adria currently covers six jurisdictions: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. In each jurisdiction Lex Adria is represented by a full-service law firm that is widely regarded and recognized as a market leader in that jurisdiction. Each member firm has vast experience and expertise on advising sophisticated international clients (including leading international law firms) on a vast array of complex high-value projects, including corporate and M&A, banking & finance, energy & mining, real estate & construction, PPPs and infrastructure, competition & antitrust, dispute resolution, etc.

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Awards & Recognitions

All (62)Doklestic Repic & Gajin (19)Vidan Law Office (14)Ulčar & Partners (12)Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys (17)

Legal 500 (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

‘team is one of the most efficient in the market’. … Slobodan Doklestic is ‘one of the best corporate and commercial lawyers in Serbia’.

Chambers Europe (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate & Commercial)

Clients highlight Slobodan Doklestić of Doklestic Repic & Gajin for his “impressive knowledge and very proactive” approach. He acts for clients in the pharmaceutical, construction and agriculture sectors on M&A and corporate advisory matters.

Chambers Europe (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Competition)

Sources highlight Dragan Gajin of Doklestic Repic & Gajin as a “very experienced lawyer who can distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information.” Another interviewee notes: “He is smart and sticks to the point. He can do complicated things in a simple way and is very fast.” He is experienced handling merger filings and clearance matters as well as issues related to state aid.

Chambers Europe (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Employment)

Slobodan Doklestić of Doklestic Repic & Gajin is noted for his ability to offer “practical and business-oriented solutions.” Sources also remark: “He is a very diligent legal expert who communicates in an assertive way.” He advises on labour disputes and company restructurings as well as representing clients in collective agreement negotiations with trade unions.

Legal 500 (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Dispute Resolution)

‘provides top-quality advice’. The dispute resolution team is best known for its expertise in commercial litigation, arbitration and labour disputes. Marko Repic ‘is in full control of cases’.

Legal 500 (2019)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Competition)

“focused on restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid. … Dragan Gajin heads the competition practice and Igor Nikolic is a well-regarded of counsel.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
Banking & Finance)

“particularly well regarded for his project finance and debt capital markets expertise. The firm also regularly advises corporate borrowers.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

“Vidan Law Office handles a range of work for domestic and international clients, including on day-to-day corporate support and M&A and joint venture advice.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Dispute Resolution)

“Vidan Law Office has broad-ranging litigation experience, including on corporate disputes (including takeover and shareholder disputes), employment litigation and IP infringement matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Employment)

“the ‘client-oriented and responsive’ Hrvoje Vidan has a strong reputation in the market across a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including on collective labor law issues.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Intellectual property)

“handles a range of IP disputes and IP-related commercial matters (including drafting licensing agreements).”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Corporate & Commercial)

“Prominent corporate team with a rapidly developing M&A practice. Attracts praise for advice on both the buy and sell sides of corporate transactions. Routinely acts for local and international clients on other complex transactions such as privatisations and corporate restructurings. Client roster spans the oil and gas, banking and telecoms sectors.”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Corporate & Commercial)

One impressed client notes that the lawyers are “practical when it comes to solving problems.”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Corporate & Commercial)

Clients appreciate that the lawyers are “flexible and quick in responding, reacting quickly during the different phases of a transaction.”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Corporate & Commercial)

Matjaž Ulčar comes recommended for his solid track record in cross-border M&A mandates and privatisation processes. Sources say: “He is very plugged-in and commercially and politically savvy.” “He is really involved in the details,” reports one interviewee, while another notes: “When he needs to be strong in negotiations he can be, but is also able to be easier when he needs to be.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“A significant restructuring of the team at Ulčar & partnerji LLC has seen the firm develop a strong focus on corporate and M&A and banking and finance.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“Managing partner Matjaž Ulčar and Barbara Ulčar (who focuses on corporate and commercial law) are names to note, as is banking and finance head Brigita Kraljič.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“Senior associates Blaž Prinčič and Polona Božičko are also recommended.”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Corporate & Commercial)

This robust team moves up the rankings due to strong feedback and an increased presence in the market. Well recognised for its corporate offering, often assisting international companies with matters related to their ventures in North Macedonia, including with employment issues and disputes. Also provides advice on outbound investments and administrative proceedings. Recent areas of activity include M&A transactions in the mining sector.

Chambers Europe (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Corporate & Commercial)

One impressed source remarks: “They are efficient and always prepared to advise us on different areas of law. They are very reliable, communicative and have many years of experience.”

Chambers Europe (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Corporate & Commercial)

“Founding partner Georgi Dimitrov has a wide-ranging practice encompassing corporate, commercial and employment law. He also has experience in corporate governance issues.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys is well experienced in dispute resolution, foreign direct investment, banking and finance, energy law, administrative law and employment matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Georgi Dimitrov’s practice includes taxation, labor law, finance, commercial property developments and corporate governance issues”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Katarina Ginoska is a specialist in energy and international commercial contracts.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Other experienced attorneys at law are Nadica Dimovska and Meri Ristancevska Pavlovska.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

“Provides ‘flexible and client-oriented’ advice to domestic and international entities on day-to-day corporate and commercial work, as well as M&A mandates and spin-offs.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

“The ‘commercial and proactive’ Hrvoje Vidan is recommended.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“The firm is active across corporate, commercial and labour law mandates and particularly stands out for its restructuring and M&A expertise. … Managing partner Matjaž Ulčar is ‘extremely commercial’, and Klemen Tičar and Brigita Kraljič are also key names.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“The firm’s lawyers have experience in banking and finance, energy law, administrative law, labour law issues, and litigation. Highlights included advising a foreign energy company on the public procurement procedure for the purchase of a power plant, and assisting an international bank with project financing matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Name partner Georgi Dimitrov is recommended for tax law, employment law, banking and finance, and contentious corporate governance issues. Dimitrov is also noted for real estate law, including commercial property developments.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2018)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Katarina Ginoska is recommended for energy matters and international commercial law, particularly commercial contracts.”

Chambers Global (2017)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

“one of the best corporate lawyers in Serbia – business minded, solution-oriented and always capable of providing valuable legal advice which is tailored to client’s needs.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

‘Accustomed to the international standards of providing legal service’, Vidan Law Office represents a predominantly foreign client base across the spectrum of issues from day-to-day commercial work to transactional mandates including M&A, joint venture structuring and spin-offs.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

“The firm has a strong reputation in the energy sector.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Corporate and M&A)

“The ‘focused and calm’ Hrvoje Vidan always ‘provides crisp ideas and never falls into a trap of copy-and-pasting ideas and projects”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“According to clients, Ulcar & Partners is ‘above market standards’.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“Matjaz Ulcar is ‘simply brilliant’.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Name partner Georgi Dimitrov has a strong reputation for handling corporate governance disputes, commercial property developments, tax and employment issues.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Katarina Ginoska’s practice covers energy, corporate and commercial law, and she is particularly well versed in international commercial contracts.”

Legal 500 (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Real Estate, Construction)

“sharp, to the point, and always able to support advice with practical examples.”

Legal 500 (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

“one of the best in Serbia for sure with outstanding experience and knowledge in the field of M&A deals, which can hardly be matched in the Serbian market.”

Chambers Global (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

“frequently mandated for cross-border M&A transactions, restructurings and bankruptcy matters, offering additional expertise in related labour law issues.”

Legal 500 (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Employment, Labour)

“ability to minimize all the potentially conflicting situations and find a solution.”

Chambers Global (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Employment, Labour)

“reliable, respect deadlines, and give solutions that are tailored to the client’s needs and have practical applications.”

Chambers Europe (2016)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Competition, Antitrust)

“Dr Dragan Gajin offers focused expertise in restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2016)
Advokat Kerim Karabdic – Bosnia & Herzegovina
(Corporate and M&A)

“Advokat Karabdic Kerim is well known in the market and has developed an impressive international client base.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2016)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Banking, Finance & Capital Markets)

“Vidan Law Office provides ‘high-quality services, very precisely and in a timely manner’ with regard to debt recovery, loans, liability and regulations.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2016)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Banking, Finance & Capital Markets)

“Hrvoje Vidan is ‘very informed, very thorough and provides practical advice’.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2016)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“Ulcar & Partners continues to work alongside a leading UK law firm in representing the State in the privatization of Telekom Slovenia.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2016)
Ulcar & Partners – Slovenia
(Leading Firms)

“Managing partner Matjaž Ulčar is an experienced corporate lawyer.”

Legal 500 (2015)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

“a premium law firm noted for its bespoke legal service.”

Chambers Europe (2015)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Corporate, M&A)

“experience in undertaking high-value transactional work in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia.”

Chambers Europe (2015)
Doklestic Repic & Gajin
(Employment & Labour)

“Slobodan Doklestić remains a well-known, experienced employment practitioner. He has expertise in a wide range of issues, including labour disputes, collective agreements, trade union negotiations and terminations. Lately, he has advised on numerous transactional labour matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2015)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Real Estate & Construction)

“The firm has experience in land and property acquisitions as well as project development such as the Samobor Gardens residential area in Zagreb. Hrvoje Vidan is the managing partner.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2015)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys is particularly well regarded for labour law and general litigation, and also handles corporate and commercial law, as well as some major projects. … Clients range from leading domestic companies to multinationals.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)
Advokat Kerim Karabdic – Bosnia & Herzegovina
(Corporate and M&A)

“Advokat Karabdic Kerim acts for some large international clients, and attracts referral work from UK law firms. It worked alongside a London law firm in advising EBRD on loan agreements, and represented an UK client during its acquisition of a Bosnian company. … Name partner Kerim Karabdic is the key contact.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)
Vidan Law Office – Croatia
(Dispute Resolution )

“The firm represents companies in various contractual or IP disputes. … Managing partner Hrvoje Vidan is ‘an experienced lawyer with impressive expertise’.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Corporate and M&A)

“The firm has ‘an excellent local presence’ and regularly advises large domestic corporates in relation to transactions and litigation.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Corporate and M&A)

“The ‘very experienced’ Georgi Dimitrov has a good reputation and has ‘significant knowledge across many different areas of law’.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2013)
Advokat Kerim Karabdic – Bosnia & Herzegovina
(Corporate and M&A)

“Has been preparing the share purchase agreement and due diligence report for Qatari investors interested in a $100m energy-sector acquisition in Bosnia and Croatia; and has also been advising long-term client EBRD on three loan agreements with international banks. … Kerim Karabdic is the name to note.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2013)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“The firm has a particularly strong litigation team, and has recently represented a host of international companies in complex disputes before the courts. … The practice also covers banking and finance, commercial and tax matters.”

Legal 500 EMEA (2013)
Georgi Dimitrov Attorneys – North Macedonia
(Leading Firms)

“Georgi Dimitrov is a ‘great lawyer’, and well respected among peers.”

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