Petar Kojdićis a partner at Kinstellar in Belgrade, Serbia, where he works as the head of banking & finance. Before joining Kinstellar, Petar spent 12 years at Schoenherr Belgrade, which he joined in 2009 as an associate. He was promoted to the position of attorney at law in 2012, and was made a partner in 2015. Petar is a graduate of the LL.M. in International Business Law program at CEU (year of graduation: 2012).
Petar advises lenders and borrowers of all types on a wide range of cross-border and local finance transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, debt restructuring and re-financing, as well as loan and portfolio sales transactions. In addition, Petar focuses on legal and regulatory advice related to structured finance, netting, derivatives, financial collateral, securitisation, as well as repo and capital markets transactions. His work involves negotiating finance and hedging documents with various counterparties (e.g. banks and other financial institutions, funds, corporations, and sovereign entities), and providing expert legal opinions on netting, collateral and other matters. Petar is one of the authors of the ISDA's netting opinion for Serbia.
Petar asserts that CEU has proved its devotion to setting the highest standards in its mission to prepare students for the contemporary legal challenges posed by international business and finance transactions. He says that CEU has a unique approach to explaining the relevance of highly complex doctrine and practice in key areas of law (including corporate, bankruptcy, property, contracts, corporate finance and capital markets) which demonstrates how the advanced approaches developed in the US and EU are influencing the approaches developing in emerging markets, especially in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, as well as in Central Asia.
At CEU, Petar focused on Prof. Tibor Tajti’s courses on financial and corporate law and Prof. Stefan Messmann’s courses on Comparative Bankruptcy Law, Comparative Secured Transactions Law, Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Securities Regulation, and Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance and Drafting and Negotiating International Contracts. Petar’s LL.M. thesis topic was “Insolvency Set-Off Under English Law: Lessons for Serbia”.