Raiffeisen Bank’s Acquisition of Credit Agricole Bank Serbia

Marić, Mališić & Dostanić acted as advisor on the merger between the banks.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG has acquired Credit Agricole Bank Serbia a.d. Novi Sad and its subsidiary CA Leasing Serbia from Credit Agricole S.A. The closing of the transaction, which remains subject to customary regulatory and competition clearances, is expected to take place in Q1 of 2022.

Marić, Mališić & Dostanić acted as legal advisor to Credit Agricole SA during the sale. The team was led by managing partner Ana Marić and comprised partners Rastko Mališić and Oliver Radosavljević, as well as lawyers Uroš Žigić and Marina Živanović. Aside from the principal M&A aspect of their role, the team also also covered regulatory, competition and labour issues for the seller and provided full transactional support in all phases of the deal. D’Ornano Partners also advised Credit Agricole.

Raiffeisen Bank was advised by AP Legal and CMS. The AP Legal team was headed by partner Aleksandar Preradovic and included senior associates Jovan Cirkovic and Dusan Preradovic and consultant Maja Stojiljkovic. The CMS team was led by London partner Eva Talmacsi.

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