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Corporate/Commercial — Croatia


Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Damir Topić is highly regarded for his work on transactions, most notably for financial institutions. He recently assisted Hrvatska pošta with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in MIPS. He is also active in concessions and privatisations.

Saša Divjak advises on the full range of commercial matters, including employment law, corporate registration and contract negotiations. His impressive client roster includes Japan Tobacco International, which he has assisted with a variety of commercial matters including competition, customs, leasing and employment.

Mario Krka advises larger corporates on a range of commercial matters. He is best known for his strength in competition law, and frequently works on merger control matters, dominant position issues and competition compliance.

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Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第一等

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Aleksej Mišković advises domestic as well as international clients on all aspects of M&A transactions. He frequently leads cross-border deals, and represented Croatian company Adriatica.net in its merger with its Slovenian subsidiary. One client states: "His sophisticated approach and profound knowledge always result in excellent and thorough legal advice. He is business-oriented, highly efficient and responsive."

Beata Glinska is active in a range of commercial matters and is best known for her focus on the real estate industry. She advised M7 Real Estate on the asset deal acquisition of a business centre from Poslovni centar Mani. A client states: "She is approachable and goes the extra mile."

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Šavorić & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Managing partner Boris Šavorić is praised for his excellence in the area of M&A, and has advised several multinational companies and investors on transactions in Croatia. He acted for Vacalians Holding on its EUR10 million acquisition of a majority stake in Adriatic Kamp. One interviewee notes: "He runs the firm with integrity and skill."

Lana Štojs is steadily increasing her presence in the market and is frequently seen advising on prominent M&A transactions including on due diligence, regulatory and competition issues. One client enthuses: "She makes every effort to provide exceptional client service and approaches all aspects in depth."

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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第一等

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Head of department Luka Tadić-Čolić advises on all types of transactions, and is particularly praised for his abilities in cross-border work. One referee states: "He is very responsive and knowledgeable of how US deals are done, and how that translates under Croatian law." He represented Osram in the cross-border spin-off transaction of its light bulb business into new entity Ledvance.

Saša Jovičić primarily advises on infrastructure projects but is also active in restructurings and commercial contracts. He assisted Model Holding with the squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of its Croatian subsidiary Model Pakiranja. Sources say: "He has good communication skills, flexibility and commercial sense."

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Wolf Theiss is well known for assisting local, regional and multinational clients with privatisation, corporate restructuring and M&A mandates. Our advantage is a depth of local market knowledge and innovative approach. We are a team style law practice dealing with some of the biggest local and international cross-border M&A deals.

We are established privatisation experts, advising both the government as well as private entities. We are involved in the planning stage, the bidding stage, the implementation stage, and, if need be, the litigation phase.

Combining our traditional strengths in the banking and finance and M&A practices, we are a true leader in financial services M&A transactions. Examples since 2015: We advised Advent International on the acquisition of Hypo Alpe Adria's SEE network (one of the biggest transactions in the banking sector since 2008); a consortium of private equity funds on the acquisition of Setefi Group payments unit from Intesa SanPaolo in Croatia; an international bank on setting up a joint venture with the Croatian software developers, and an international bank on the planned sale of its subsidiaries in several countries including Croatia.

We frequently co-operate with other Wolf Theiss offices and international firms to offer cross-border advice for clients in various industries such as banking, insurance, retail, tourism, technology, forestry, postal services, media, pharmaceuticals, and steel industry.

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Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Tin Dolicki is a highly respected lawyer who assists domestic and foreign clients with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. He has particular expertise in regulatory matters and commercial dispute resolution.

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Madirazza & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Josip Madirazza acts on a broad range of services including investments, privatisations and restructuring, and clients concur that "the range of his expertise in corporate and commercial law is impressive." He acted for PTR Cyprus as bidders on the takeover procedure for all shares in Sunčani Hvar.

Morana Herak works on several different types of transactions, but is best known for her strength in capital markets. She represents four subsidiaries of Kufner Group in the EUR104 million restructuring and implementation of four parallel pre-bankruptcy settlement procedures.

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Porobija & Porobija - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

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Sources describe Boris Porobija as a "legend in the market." He is a key contact for many of the firm's most high-profile corporate clients.

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Zuric i Partneri - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Daniela Bastianić is Italian-qualified and frequently assists Italian investors with acquisitions and joint ventures in Croatia.

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Babic & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Boris Babić assists domestic as well as international clients with a range of corporate and commercial matters, including high-profile joint venture structuring. He has been particularly active of late in the food industry.

Marija Gregorić specialises in M&A, employment and real estate, and has been particularly active in liquidations and acquisitions. Clients say: "She provides quick and business-oriented advice, and always complies with deadlines, even though they may be quite tight."

Iva Basarić advises clients in the IT, hospitality and energy industries, boasting expertise in regulatory, employment and transactional matters. One client says that she is "very efficient, client-oriented, pragmatic and reliable. She has in-depth knowledge of the corporate issues we have dealt with and is able to anticipate possible complications and mitigate them in advance."

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Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko d.o.o. in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Hrvoje Bardek is best known for assisting with CEE-wide deals. He is active across several sectors, most notably in energy. He advised Met Holding on the intended acquisition of a gas distribution company. One client states: "He is quick and precise, and all matters were handled to our satisfaction."

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We advise across the broad spectrum of corporate work including takeovers, M&A, corporate restructurings, general commercial, antitrust and corporate governance issues. Our corporate and commercial team is recognized on local and regional markets for their ability to integrate a one-stop-shop principle to their transactional support. The team regularly supports international and local investors and business partners on complex transactions across the full set of issues and all sectors. Our transactional track record often includes cross-border elements.

The team takes most pride in the returning client base, their diversity and exclusivity. Our team successfully combines technical and industry expertise in their support of clients from energy, lifesciences, construction, telecom, hotels and leisure and other sectors.

A key component of our corporate practice is the marketability of our advice. The team creates value for clients in each step of the way, including negotiations, development of strategies, and evasion of pitfalls.

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Kovačević Prpić Simeunović - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Dinka Kovačević and Martina Prpić head this ambitious spin-off firm that frequently advises on cross-border transactions with emerging markets such as Russia and Turkey.

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Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Vladimir Mamić and Natalija Perić are key contacts for the firm, and frequently advise international corporates on their Croatian operations.

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Macesic & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Ivana Manovelo is a key contact for this Rijeka-based practice that is known for advising several large, international banks.

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Eminent Practitioner

Porobija & Porobija

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources describe Boris Porobija as a "legend in the market." He is a key contact for many of the firm's most high-profile corporate clients.

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Band 1

Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Tin Dolicki is a highly respected lawyer who assists domestic and foreign clients with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. He has particular expertise in regulatory matters and commercial dispute resolution.

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Band 1

Šavorić & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Boris Šavorić is praised for his excellence in the area of M&A, and has advised several multinational companies and investors on transactions in Croatia. He acted for Vacalians Holding on its EUR10 million acquisition of a majority stake in Adriatic Kamp. One interviewee notes: "He runs the firm with integrity and skill."

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Band 2

Aleksej Mišković

Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Aleksej Mišković advises domestic as well as international clients on all aspects of M&A transactions. He frequently leads cross-border deals, and represented Croatian company Adriatica.net in its merger with its Slovenian subsidiary. One client states: "His sophisticated approach and profound knowledge always result in excellent and thorough legal advice. He is business-oriented, highly efficient and responsive."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Luka Tadić-Čolić

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Luka Tadić-Čolić advises on all types of transactions, and is particularly praised for his abilities in cross-border work. One referee states: "He is very responsive and knowledgeable of how US deals are done, and how that translates under Croatian law." He represented Osram in the cross-border spin-off transaction of its light bulb business into new entity Ledvance.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

From the Chambers Global guide

Damir Topić is highly regarded for his work on transactions, most notably for financial institutions. He recently assisted Hrvatska pošta with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in MIPS. He is also active in concessions and privatisations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

TUS NOVOKMET SMRČEK

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients describe Tomislav Tus of TUS NOVOKMET SMRČEK as "very commercial and practical." He advises international clients on their investments in Croatia and also works on privatisation projects. He has a lot of experience in the energy industry and often assists with regulatory support, acquisitions and purchase agreements.

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Band 3

Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Beata Glinska is active in a range of commercial matters and is best known for her focus on the real estate industry. She advised M7 Real Estate on the asset deal acquisition of a business centre from Poslovni centar Mani. A client states: "She is approachable and goes the extra mile."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Madirazza & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Josip Madirazza acts on a broad range of services including investments, privatisations and restructuring, and clients concur that "the range of his expertise in corporate and commercial law is impressive." He acted for PTR Cyprus as bidders on the takeover procedure for all shares in Sunčani Hvar.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Babic & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Boris Babić assists domestic as well as international clients with a range of corporate and commercial matters, including high-profile joint venture structuring. He has been particularly active of late in the food industry.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko d.o.o. in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Hrvoje Bardek is best known for assisting with CEE-wide deals. He is active across several sectors, most notably in energy. He advised Met Holding on the intended acquisition of a gas distribution company. One client states: "He is quick and precise, and all matters were handled to our satisfaction."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

From the Chambers Global guide

Saša Divjak advises on the full range of commercial matters, including employment law, corporate registration and contract negotiations. His impressive client roster includes Japan Tobacco International, which he has assisted with a variety of commercial matters including competition, customs, leasing and employment.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Babic & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Marija Gregorić specialises in M&A, employment and real estate, and has been particularly active in liquidations and acquisitions. Clients say: "She provides quick and business-oriented advice, and always complies with deadlines, even though they may be quite tight."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Saša Jovičić primarily advises on infrastructure projects but is also active in restructurings and commercial contracts. He assisted Model Holding with the squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of its Croatian subsidiary Model Pakiranja. Sources say: "He has good communication skills, flexibility and commercial sense."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

From the Chambers Global guide

Mario Krka advises larger corporates on a range of commercial matters. He is best known for his strength in competition law, and frequently works on merger control matters, dominant position issues and competition compliance.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Šavorić & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Lana Štojs is steadily increasing her presence in the market and is frequently seen advising on prominent M&A transactions including on due diligence, regulatory and competition issues. One client enthuses: "She makes every effort to provide exceptional client service and approaches all aspects in depth."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Babic & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Iva Basarić advises clients in the IT, hospitality and energy industries, boasting expertise in regulatory, employment and transactional matters. One client says that she is "very efficient, client-oriented, pragmatic and reliable. She has in-depth knowledge of the corporate issues we have dealt with and is able to anticipate possible complications and mitigate them in advance."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Madirazza & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Morana Herak works on several different types of transactions, but is best known for her strength in capital markets. She represents four subsidiaries of Kufner Group in the EUR104 million restructuring and implementation of four parallel pre-bankruptcy settlement procedures.

^ See whole ranking table