We are pleased to announce that Živković Samardžić has won the 2018 Deal of the Year Award for Serbia for its work on Belgrade Airport privatization.

Organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine, this is the second year that these awards were held and they are a way of recognizing the biggest and most important deals by leading law firms in Central and Eastern European jurisdictions. A two-tiered panel of leading lawyers from across the region selected winners for 17 different CEE jurisdictions.

The prestigious accolade was awarded on March 28, 2019 at the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Banquet in Budapest. Before an audience of over 90 senior legal professionals from across Europe, Igor Živkovski, Živković Samardžić Corporate and M&A Partner, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

“It is a huge privilege to receive this prestigious award, which reflects the dedication and commitment our team showed while working on this highly complex deal”, said Mr. Živkovski. “I would also like to congratulate our client, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, and to express our sincere gratitude for the opportunity to work on this landmark project. Last but not least, congratulations to all the winners, as well as the organizers of this amazing event.”

“The significance of that deal was, ultimately, impossible for the two tiers of voters to ignore, and Zivkovic | Samardzic played an important role in making it happen,” said CEE Legal Matters Executive Editor David Stuckey. “We were pleased that the voters recognized the deal’s significance, and personally delighted that Igor Zivkovski from the firm was able to join us at the event and accept it in person. That’s an experience we expect to see repeated many times in the years to come.

Živković Samardžić team that advised Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on this deal was led by Branislav Živković and Igor Živkovski, Partners and Sava Pavlović, Senior Associate.