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2020 CEE Deals of the Year Winners

We are pleased to announce that Central and Eastern Europe’s premiere legal publication, CEE Legal Matters, has identified Prica & Partners as among the winners of the 2020 Deal of the Year for Serbia for its work on Nova Ljubljanska Banka’s Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka.

Winners of this year’s CEE Deals of the Year Awards were announced in the June 2021 issue of the monthly CEE Legal Matters magazine and published on the Deals of the Year Award website, here.

In this award-winning deal Prica & Partners (jointly with AP Legal) advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia on sale of majority shareholding in Komercijalna banka a.d. Beograd to Nova Ljubljanska Banka.

This year’s award-winning deals are particularly significant for taking place against the backdrop of the (at the time rapidly expanding) Covid-19 pandemic, and many of them were arranged, at least in part, remotely, and with newly-created facilitating technology. Especially in these circumstances, the firms that played such critical roles in helping usher these deals to completion – including, of course, Prica & Partners for its work on the Nova Ljubljanska Banka’s Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka – deserve special recognition and credit,” said CEE Legal Matters Executive Editor David Stuckey. “The judges who chose Nova Ljubljanska Banka’s Acquisition of Komercijalna Banka, as the winner for Serbia were tremendously impressed by its domestic and regional significance, its size, and its complexity. Our heart-felt congratulations go out to Prica & Partners. Well done!

Despite the challenging circumstances, the project was successfully closed and completed in December 2020. With total transaction value of EUR 450 million this deal represents the largest ever M&A transaction in Serbian banking sector.

Prica & Partners team was lead by partner Danica Gligorijević.


Danica Gligorijević

Tijana Lalić

Jelena Živanović