Harrisons was the first International law firm to open offices in Montenegro, and remains the only English law firm practicing in Montenegro, where they have undertaken more high-level privatisations / foreign investment project since 2000, than any other law firm.

The firm’s principal, Mark Harrison, has been working in Montenegro since 1996, when he acted for the Government on the country’s first ever privatization, that of the Niksic (Trebjesa) brewery to Interbrew.

Thereafter Montenegro embraced privatisation and for 4 years Harrisons advised the Montenegrin Government, through the firm’s appointment as sole legal adviser to the Tender Commission and the Privatisation Council.

The firm is involved on almost every major Real Estate/Tourism matter on the coast in Montenegro. It has underlined its status as the leading law firm for MENA investors, as it now acts for companies from, inter alia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Qatar and Egypt.

Their real estate practice is complemented by commercial work for major Montenegrin companies, in addition to advising EBRD, IFC and DEG on numerous financing and equity projects over the years.

Likewise, it is perceived as the market leader in Capital Markets work, and was appointed on the first two Eurobond issues by the Montenegrin Government and on other loans by commercial banks to the Government.

To complement their activities in the Balkans and in particular their position in the financial, banking and capital markets’ sector, Harrisons has an office located in the financial heart of the City of London, giving them the unique advantage of being the only law firm with offices in England, Montenegro and Serbia.