A large component of the Prica & Partners' banking practice consists of advising lending institutions in financing domestic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and equity investments.

We assist clients with all aspects of the deal structure assuring compliance with domestic regulations, the relationships between senior and subordinated lenders, and all other issues particular to the syndicated loan market.

We have represented International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC) since the 70’s and have worked for the IFC in most of their projects / involvements in the former Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro and now in Serbia. Notable projects include: loan facility to the subsidiaries of Victoria Group; investment in the Municipality of Podgorica, Montenegro (Podgorica Roads project); loan facility to one of the largest Serbian concerns, which included due diligence on 8 different members of the concern; subordinated loan facility and acquiring of minority interest in several banks in Serbia; joint venture with the largest tyre producing plant in Serbia and granting of a loan; loan facility granted to a large beverage company in Serbia; project relating to privatization of the sewage and water system in Belgrade; loan facility granted to a medical / rehabilitation centre in Montenegro.

We have also assisted the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in several projects such as: restructuring of securities - pledge on trademarks, pledge on assets, related party corporate guarantee and personal warranty established in relation to a loan granted to the major coffee production company in Serbia; intended equity investment and loan facility to a private bank in Serbia.

Other representative projects include assisting:

  • Getin Holding S.A., a Polish listed company, in connection with a potential acquisition of a Serbian subsidiary of an Austrian leasing company (Volksbank leasing); 
  • Nova Ljubljanska banka "NLB" on legal implications under the Serbian regulations on assignment / transfer of (mainly financial) receivables in respect of potential global restructuring;
  • OTP Bank in relation to acquisition of the entire issued share capital of KBC Banka a.d. Beograd;
  • Halkbank AD from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in connection with incorporation of a representative office in Belgrade;
  • Piraeus bank regarding finance restructure of the credit facilities granted to the major joint stock company in Serbia;
  • Société Générale Yugoslav Bank AD regarding loan facility granted by the European Investment Bank;
  • ProCredit Holding a.d. on the preparation of their initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange;
  • LHB Bank a.d., regarding subordinated loan facility granted by a shareholder;
  • EFG Eurobank AD, regarding enforcement of collaterals (bills of exchange and guarantees) underlying to a number of agreements on short-term credits and discount of bills of exchange in view of ICC Uniform Rules on the First Demand Guarantees and applicable provisions of Serbian law.

"Prica & Partners is a ‘highly professional firm with the necessary multinational legal expertise in the post-Yugoslavian territory’." -Legal 500 (2016)