Savo Jasnic

Savo Jasnic is our exclusively recommended Venture Capital Law expert in Montenegro on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Savo directly using the contact details listed above.

Established in 1991, Prelevic Law Firm has grown to become a key corporate legal office in Montenegro. Our long-standing local presence has earned us a profound knowledge of the local law and practice. We not only understand the law, but evenly anticipate and respond to our clients’ needs. Our clients are why we strive for remarkable results. The majority of our clients are foreign investors, market leaders and innovators and they may rely to international standard legal support.

We foster the forward-thinking approach, and take great pride in the commitment to client service. Many of our lawyers have enjoyed education or work experience in the US and EU jurisdictions. We advise in English, German and Russian language. Prelevic Law Firm is the single office in the country maintaining a German language desk with currently three German-speaking lawyers.

Steve Barnett

Steve Barnett is our exclusively recommended Venture Capital Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Steve directly using the contact details listed above.

Steve is a partner in the corporate team at Shoosmiths specialising in advising companies and investors on venture and growth capital investments, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, mainly in the technology sector.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Steve was a member of the Technology Companies Group in the London office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he regularly completed 20 – 30 investment and other transactions per annum.

Firm Overview:

There’s no secret to our growth over recent years to become a £137m+ turnover firm. Clients, whether individuals or organisations, love working with Shoosmiths people because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver for them.

You don’t have to take our word for it, many of our clients are happy to talk on our behalf – we’ve never been ones for banging our own drum.

Our commercial client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide; from Mercedes-Benz, Octopus Ventures and Travelodge to property developers and some of the UK’s largest banks, we work with a growing number of the FTSE 250 and some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious growth businesses.

Doug McCartney

Doug McCartney is the managing partner at Burstall LLP.

He has over 18 years experience advising clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate commercial shareholder disputes and corporate governance, franchising matters and insolvency and corporate restructuring. He acts for national and international clients in respect of mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt financings, secondary financings, venture capital investments, and all relevant regulatory matters relating thereto, including dealing with stock exchanges and securities commissions. In addition, he acts for vendors and purchasers in mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, issuers and underwriters in corporate financings, including restructurings and refinancing transactions. Mr. McCartney also practices general corporate and commercial law, employee share ownership programs, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes, including proxy contests and disputed shareholder meetings, franchising matters as well as insolvency and restructuring matters.

Mr. McCartney serves, and has served, as an officer or director of several public and private companies in the oil and gas (and related industries), including oil and gas exploration, development, services and technology, restaurant and internet technologies industries.

Mr. McCartney received a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Calgary in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1999. Mr. McCartney became a partner at Burstall LLP in 2008, was the managing partner from 2012-2013 and from 2015 to present.

Bar Admissions:

  • Alberta 1999
  • Ontario 2018


  • B.A., University of Calgary
  • LL.B., University of Saskatchewan

Firm Overview:

Burstall LLP is a boutique law firm with a client-focused approach to better serve your needs and the needs of your business. Our size and expertise allows us to respond to a variety of complex business problems with integrated legal solutions, without losing the human touch that has made our firm a success in Calgary for nearly 50 years.

We take pride in delivering high-quality and cost-effective legal services, directed and managed by a principal lawyer who understands and appreciates your goals. This practical and personal approach maximizes our efficiency and minimizes your costs as we deliver tailored legal solutions.

The size of our firm ensures lawyer accessibility and personal client contact. Relationships are the foundation of our business model and the cornerstone of providing high-quality legal advice and services. Our clients are at varying stages of development and from a variety of different backgrounds. By actively listening and engaging we are able to better understand their needs and aspirations. Whether you are seeking new capital to break into the marketplace, orchestrating a complex merger, or need advice on an exit strategy that will pave the way for your next business venture, Burstall LLP has the tools to help you along the way.

The lawyers in our firm are of the highest calibre and we possess skills, training, and professional experience that distinguish us in our respective practice areas. We share an uncompromising dedication to professional excellence based on specialization, innovation, and practicality, and a commitment to exceptional client service that results in many long-term client relationships.

Burstall LLP enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal and business communities, for its integrity and competence of service in all areas of its practice. Through active participation in community and charitable organizations, as well as contributions to professional and business associations, we ensure continuous contact with the constantly changing business environment in Calgary and beyond.

The Firm Values:

We understand that clients require their lawyers not only to provide high quality advice and efficient service, but also to provide value added services.

Our firm takes pride in delivering excellent legal services on a cost effective basis. All legal services are directed and managed by a principal lawyer knowledgeable in the client’s affairs. This practical and personal approach maximizes our efficiency and minimizes your costs as we deliver integrated legal solutions right for you and your business. In this way, we are able to maximize our experience and specialized knowledge to deliver creative legal solutions for our clients without “over-lawyering”. We believe our values reflect the entrepreneurial spirit and business efficacy of our clients.