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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)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Saša Divjak and Damir Topić
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding department assisting clients with the full range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular strength in regulated sectors such as gambling, tobacco and food and drinks production. Frequently advises large international corporates on their investments in Croatia and provides high-level employment advice to a wide variety of clients.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers' high level of service; one stating: "They are very good technically, and they are flexible and personable. The process went really smoothly, we felt like we were acting like a team with them. They are helpful and forthcoming."

Another client adds: "We are happy with their services, in particular their quick response rate."

Value for Money Clients praise the firm's efficiency, which adds value for money: "They offer great value for money and their turnaround time is quite impressive."

Work highlights Advised R&R Ice Cream on the Croatian due diligence during the establishment of a global joint venture with Nestlé.

Represented Heineken in several commercial matters as well as the EUR224 million acquisition of Laško Brewery's Croatian subsidiary.

Significant Clients Shire International, Scania Credit, Dogus, Google, Akuo.

Notable practitioners

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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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Beata Glinska and Aleksej Mišković
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-rated firm advising multinational corporations on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, including on company structures, boardroom advice as well as high-end M&A deals. Broad clientele spanning the real estate, pharmaceutical and financial industries. Often visible in cross-border mandates. Recently expanded the team through a lateral hire.

Strengths Interviewees praise the firm's commitment to its clients. One states: "They provide comprehensive, business-oriented and efficient legal advice. Our long-term relationship is primarily based on their outstanding dedication and commitment, both to day-to-day issues as well as complex legal matters."

Another client highlights the high quality of the service: "We receive detailed and profound advice within a good response time and they provide a solid and clear strategy. It is a first-class firm that provides an exceptional service."

Work highlights Advised Dechra Pharmaceuticals on the acquisition of shares in Genera to the value of EUR30 million.

Acted for SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels and SPAR Croatia on the acquisition of Billa.

Significant Clients Rixecker Investment, Intralot, Tower Property Fund, Verizon, Pfizer.

Notable practitioners

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. One client states: "She is approachable and goes the extra mile."

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Šavorić & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Boris Šavorić and Lana Štojs
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent Croatian firm offering top-quality assistance to domestic and multinational clients. Advises on all aspects of M&A, including public takeovers and enforcement of option rights. Also assists with corporate governance and board matters, including reorganisations. Particularly active in the energy and real estate industries, frequently advising property funds and investors.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's dedication to work to a deadline: "We are very happy with the team. When we have an urgent issue that needs resolving, they always make it happen within our requested timeframe."

Another source highlights the lawyers' problem solving skills: "The whole team provided us with creative and high-quality service which resulted in successful solutions."

Work highlights Advised New Europe Property Investment on the EUR240 million acquisition of the Arena Shopping Centre in Zagreb.

Assisted HPB and Croatia Insurance Company with the planned merger of H1 Telekom and Optima Telekom.

Significant Clients Lone Star Real Estate Fund, IKEA, Cardinal Health, Pinnacle Global Partners Fund, PPD.

Notable practitioners

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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Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely reputed local firm offering the full range of corporate services to its clients, including establishment of companies, M&A and corporate restructuring matters. Works in close co-operation with Hogan Lovells to provide advice on the Croatian aspects of regional and international mandates. Known for its work in the banking, insurance and tourism industries.

Strengths Clients describe them as a "a firm of good standing."

Notable practitioners

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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第二等

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Morana Herak and Josip Madirazza
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded corporate team advising major domestic clients and international investors on M&A, pre-bankruptcy settlements and corporate restructuring. Frequently offers corporate assistance in sectors such as banking, real estate and energy. Scope of expertise includes capital markets transactions. Increasingly active in cross-border deals, particularly in the SEE region.

Strengths Several clients highlight the lawyers' excellent responsiveness. One client states: "We are very satisfied with the service; the lawyers are responsive and successfully accomplished all tasks they were given."

Another client appreciates the breadth of the firm's strength: "The strongest aspect of the team is its lawyers. They have capabilities in all areas of law."

Work highlights Represented OT-Optima Telekom in its EUR95 million merger with H1 Telekom.

Advised Spider Grupa on the acquisition by minority shareholder Everton of additional shares to a value of EUR2 million in one of Spider Grupa's subsidiaries.

Significant Clients Podravka, RP Global Holding Croatia, MET Croatia Energy Trade, Mazda, Kamen Sirač.

Notable practitioners

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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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded domestic firm, particularly known for its work in the hospitality and telecoms industries. Praised for its work on high-value, complex transactions. Recent deals have involved company acquisitions and restructurings. Also assists with day-to-day commercial work and due diligence.

Strengths The firm draws praise for its "professionalism, quality and timing."

Work highlights Acted for PPHE Hotel Group as majority shareholders on the restructuring of Arenaturist.

Advised VIPnet on the EUR75 acquisition of shares in Metronet Telekomunikacije and the restructuring of debt.

Significant Clients Concessionaire of Zagreb Airport, Ambienta, Telekom Austria Group.

Notable practitioners

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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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Luka Tadić-Čolić
- 3 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well known for advising local, regional and multinational clients on privatisation, corporate restructuring and M&A mandates. Draws on its broad international network to assist international corporates and investors with cross-border work, most notably in the CEE region. Particularly active in the banking, tourism and consumer products industries.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for its capability to conduct complex deals at a high level of service. "The lawyers are very experienced; they deliver on time and are highly capable of structuring difficult deals and solving any problems that arise."

Another client adds: "They are responsive, committed and flexible and delivered solutions on time despite a tight timeframe."

Work highlights Acted for REWE on the sale of BILLA to SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels including vendor due diligence, structuring and SPA drafting.

Advised a consortium of investors comprising Advent, Bain Capital and Clessibra on the acquisition of Setefi Group's card processing business from Intesa SanPaolo.

Significant Clients Interwood Limited, K1 International, Aphacan, Oracle, Exergy.

Notable practitioners

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 lightbulb 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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Zuric i Partneri - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely reputed for its work across a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Well versed in all aspects of transactions, including merger control, acquisition negotiations and due diligence. Advises both local and international clients, with a particular focus on the energy, IT and automotive sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's high level of service: "They are very customer-oriented, quick in replies, always on time and provide just what is needed without enhancing the volume of work unnecessarily."

The firm is also praised for the "attention they give you as a client, their flexibility and know-how."

Notable practitioners

Duško Žurić is a key contact for this practice.

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Babic & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Marija Gregorić and Iva Basarić
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises international clients on their business activities in Croatia, often working alongside large international law firms on cross-border matters. Assists with a wide range of commercial issues, such as restructuring, competition and employment law. Particular focus on the energy, food and IT sectors.

Strengths The firm is recognised for its commercial awareness, with one client saying: “They provide efficient, business-oriented, practical advice, even at short notice. We know we can rely on the quality of their services.”

Another client describes the team as "efficient, to the point and very responsive."

Significant Clients Audatex, Emerson, GlobalLogic, OVS, Alpiq.

Notable practitioners

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Hrvoje Bardek
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Provides full-service assistance to domestic and international clients, with particular experience in M&A, restructuring and competition law. Frequently advises clients from the energy, banking and life sciences sectors on transactions and day-to-day corporate issues. Co-operates regularly with other CMS offices to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Increasingly active in the real estate industry.

Strengths One interviewee highlights the broad range of services provided: "It is a one-stop shop for everything that we might require from a lawyer. I would also add that they are very quick to complete the requested work."

Another source adds: "Great work aside, it's CMS's customer service that keeps us coming back."

Work highlights Assisted PSA Peugeot Citroën with the sale of assets in Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia.

Advised Real CC on its corporate restructuring, including document preparation and implementation support.

Significant Clients OTP Hungary, Ecowind, Siemens, DIV group, U Turn Tax Refund.

Notable practitioners

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 transaction 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 transaction 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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Dinka Kovačević and Martina Prpić
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Ambitious spin-off firm offering the full spectrum of commercial services including employment, competition, due diligence and public procurement. Strong presence on cross-border transactions, often involving emerging markets such as Russia and Turkey. Industry focus includes transportation, energy and film production.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's pragmatic advice. One client states: "The service is always prompt and reliable. We not only get what we asked for but the firm also points out legal issues we did not consider beforehand. They have a very hands-on approach and practical orientation."

Another interviewee praises the high level of service: "The overall service provided was of a high professional standard. We would also highlight the very short response time for complex matters, the friendly attitude of the lawyers and the availability on short notice."

Work highlights Assisted Neuroth Slušna Pomagala with commercial documentation including distribution and employment contracts and internal by-laws.

Advised EIG CBA on documentation updates relating to its incorporation, employment, data protection and compliance.

Significant Clients Société Générale – Splitska Banka, Rail Cargo Group, GE Power - ALSTOM Croatia, Philips Lighting Export, Butan Plin.

Notable practitioners

Dinka Kovačević and Martina Prpić head the department and are key contacts for any queries.

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Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Vladimir Mamić and Natalija Perić
- 5 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded local firm with extensive experience in M&A and restructuring. Advises international clients on their Croatian operations, most notably in the finance, energy and infrastructure industries. Provides day-to-day legal support on contractual and regulatory matters, as part of its full-service corporate offering.

Strengths Clients highlight "their commitment to make the best of the situation" and "the fact that they are prompt in answering all our questions. They are always ready to explain all the options, including the potential risks, consequences and benefits."

Another client adds: "The comprehensive approach to the issues raised, the expert recommendations on the procedures required, as well as their resources, contribute to the firm's efficient and swift performance."

Work highlights Advised Allianz Zagreb on regulatory and contractual matters relating to its investments in Croatia.

Assisted Styria with a number of acquisition projects as well as day-to-day advice.

Significant Clients Deloitte, Coopcostruttori, Robert Bosch, APS Holding, Hrvatska elektroprivreda.

Notable practitioners

Vladimir Mamić and Natalija Perić head the practice and the key contacts for any queries.

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Laktic & Partners Law Firm - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

第四等

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What the team is known for Zagreb-based energy boutique offering a range of corporate and commercial services. Well regarded in the domestic market, and also assists large international firms with Croatian projects.

Strengths One interviewee states: "They have very substantial experience in commercial law relating to the energy sector."

Notable practitioners

Mislav Laktić is a key contact at this firm.

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Law Firm Hanzekovic & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

第四等

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What the team is known for Well-established corporate practice, best known for company registrations, board advice and governance. Also active in M&A, advising on all related legal issues including tenders, compliance and post-privatisation services. Works with clients from the public, banking and telecommunications sectors.

Notable practitioners

Irina Jelčić advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A and IPOs. She is particularly focused on the banking and energy industries.

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Macesic & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第四等

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What the team is known for Rijeka-based firm, active in transactions and general corporate advice for clients in the transport, energy and insurance sectors. Its broad clientele also includes several large international banks. The firm is also noted for its strength in public procurement.

Notable practitioners

Ivana Manovelo is the key contact at this firm.

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Vukic, Jelusic, Sulina, Stankovic, Jurcan & Jabuka - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 4

第四等

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What the team is known for Widely acknowledged as a leading Rijeka-based firm. Best known for its strength in shipping and maritime law, in which they advise on commercial issues, disputes and transactions.

Notable practitioners Zoran Vukić is a key contact at this firm.

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Eminent Practitioner

Porobija & Porobija

From the Chambers Europe 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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Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Šavorić & Partners

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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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Aleksej Mišković

Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd

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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."

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Luka Tadić-Čolić

Wolf Theiss

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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 lightbulb business into new entity Ledvance.

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Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

From the Chambers Europe 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.

 

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TUS NOVOKMET SMRČEK

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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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Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd

From the Chambers Europe 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. One client states: "She is approachable and goes the extra mile."

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Band 3

Madirazza & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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.

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Band 4

Babic & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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.

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Band 4

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

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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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Band 4

Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

From the Chambers Europe 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.

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Band 4

Babic & Partners

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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."

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Band 4

Law Firm Hanzekovic & Partners

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Irina Jelčić advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A and IPOs. She is particularly focused on the banking and energy industries.

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Band 4

Wolf Theiss

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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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Band 4

Divjak, Topić & Bahtijarević

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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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Band 4

Šavorić & Partners

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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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Up and Coming

Babic & Partners

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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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Up and Coming

Madirazza & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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.

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