Cathay Associates Belgrade is a leading law firm in Serbia. Many of our lawyers have assisted in drafting Serbian laws and regulations in the last two decades and still sustain deep relationship with the governmental and regulatory bodies of Serbia. Cathay Associates Belgrade’s lawyers advised in some of the most important deals of the country’s economy.

Year of establishment: 1989

Number of staff: 18


  • Reorganization and restructuring through bankruptcy procedure of Rudnap Group LTD. Belgrade (debtor’s counsel)
  • Sale of biggest Serbian mobile phone operator Moby 63 Belgrade, buyer Telenor Norway (seller’s counsel), value €1,513m
  • Representing of “”Telegraf”” news web portal
  • Procedure of rationalization of number of working positions in business network for a one of the largest banks in Serbian market
  • Legal advisers of numerous companies related to labor and employment issues
  • Large number of registration proceedings of trademarks such as “Metropol palace Hotel Belgrade”, “Tesla”, “Delta”, as well as numerous of disputes for protection of IP
  • Legal representative of 2100 former employees in the court procedure against their former employer, the Company GENEX Ltd with requesting protection of their rights granted by the Privatization Program
  • Sale of shares in Sto posto Velika Plana and Novi Mix Velika Plana, domestic animals’ food, buyer Agrifirm Holland (seller’s counsel), value €5m
  • Palanacki Kiseljak, mineral water factory, for Kolinska, Slovenia (buyer’s counsel), value €2.5 and other transactions mentioned in respective categories
  • NIS ENERGOWIND, wind farm, green field project, northern Serbia, Plandiste, power 102 kW, 40 new technology power generators, 450 hectares of the land, value of the investment €160m
  • Mining concession in Serbia, Jarandol, Rio Tinto UK, exploration and exploitation, value of the investment €149m
  • Acquisition of Life RF Belgrade, biomaterials, buyer Cryosave Holland (buyer’s counsel), value €1.75m
  • Horgos-Pozega highway concession, corridor 10, 316km oh modern highway, value €1,200m (concessionaire counsel)
  • Acquisition of five star hotel Metropol Palace, hospitality business, buyer Grecotel Greece (buyer’s counsel), value €27.4m
  • Green field investment, shopping center Delta City, Belgrade, New Belgrade, 130 shops, 85,000sqm overall surface (30,000sqm of shops), 1,200 parking places, value of investment €73m, investor’s counsel; DR. OETKER, food factory, regional green field project, close to Belgrade Serbia, value of the investment €10m
  • Acquisition of Grand Kafa Belgtrade, coffee, other of two leading producer of coffee, buyer Droga Kolinska Slovenia (buyer’s counsel), value €52,20m
  • Privatization of Merima Krusevac, household chemistry factory, buyer Henkel Austria (seller’s counsel), value €14,4m
  • Sale of Meridian Bank Novi Sad, bank, buyer Credit Agricole France (seller’s counsel), value €34m
  • Acquisition of Alpha Bank Belgrade, bank, buyer Alpha Bank Greece (buyer’s counsel), value €152m
  • Sale of 50% of shares in Delta Insurance Belgrade, insurance company, buyer Generali Italia (seller’s counsel), confidential value
  • Legal advising of Basketball Club Partizan Belgrade, Football Club Partizan Belgrade, Basketball Federation of Serbia
  • NAVAK-National Driving Academy, project of improving skills of drivers through providing practical experience of driving in critical situations such as ice, heavy rain, malfunction of car safety devises
  • Arbitration proceedings: Alpine Ltd. Vs GTC Business funds, (Arbitration Court of Commercial Chamber of Serbia)
  • Advising in procedure of drafting and adopting new regulations of Republic of Serbia (Law on mortgage, Law on pledge on movable assets, Law on privatization)

 Special areas:
Trust, Estates & Wealth Management
Capital and Financial Markets
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Labor and Employment
M&A, Corporate and Commercial
Energy & Resource
Infrastructure & Transportation
Funds & Investment Management
Real estate & Construction
Consumer industry:
Banking and Finance
Film & Entertainment
Startups & Emerging Company


Ilija Drazic
Senior Partner
Slobodan Beatovic
Senior Partner
Aleksandra Stojic
Senior Partner



Kralja Milana 29, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
+381 11 364 00 71