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Oreskovic, Vrtaric and Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal

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The firm: Deloitte member firms have a long standing reputation for helping clients to address complex, cross-border issues. Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide their clients around the world through a project in a co-ordinated way. Deloitte Legal, present in over 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.

Oreskovic, Vrtaric & Partners Law firm Ltd. (previously: Dominkovic and Partners) was established in January 2014 by attorneys coming from a renowned law firm with an international background and soon joined forces and registered co-operation with Deloitte Legal s.r.o., becoming a part of Deloitte Legal network.

With over 1,750 legal professionals in more than 70 countries around the globe and seven lawyers in Zagreb, Deloitte Legal offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Its professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions: globally and locally. And the firm offers even more: multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, assurance, consulting and corporate finance.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies – with its practices in commercial, corporate/M&A, employment and pensions, and tax controversy, the firm covers the fields of business law that are important for its clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in its industries including: banking and securities, energy and resources, manufacturing, consumer business, TMT and real estate, enables the firm to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. This helps clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

The firm understands legal advice not as an isolated component, but as part of a comprehensive solution to the issues that clients face. Working together with its Deloitte colleagues, the firm connects clients to entrepreneurial and tax solutions and helps clients in making informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

Areas of practice: Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. The firm offers a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Its experience and global reach allow it to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalised, tailor-made services.

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services.

Employment and pension solutions: turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements.

Legal management consulting (LMC): this is a new approach and a new discipline, developed for lawyers by lawyers in co-operation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively.

*’Deloitte Legal’ means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

  • Number of lawyers: 2,000+
  • at this office: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Croatian
  • Member
  • Deloitte Legal worldwide network

Above material supplied by Oreskovic, Vrtaric and Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal.

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