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Croatia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

The 'hardworking, conscientious and knowledgeable' team at Žuric i Partneri has excellent credibility among domestic and international banks providing syndicated and bilateral financings to facilitate major projects and M&A deals. The firm is also regularly involved in restructurings, including its work for the government on the debt optimisation of the motorway and road sector. Other niche areas of expertise include banking M&A and derivatives regulatory advice to international banks operating in Croatia. Duško Žurić has particular financing expertise within the energy, infrastructure and real estate fields. Other recommended partners include Edin Karakaš, particularly in relation to regulatory advice, and Mihovil Granić, who led the firm's work on the aforementioned public debt restructuring.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

The 'very hardworking' team at Žuric i Partneri provides 'concrete suggestions and solutions' and remains 'a very credible' offering in the market by dint of its significant strength-in-depth and established ties with domestic and international corporates. Duško Žurić and Edin Karakaš recently advised RWE Hrvatske on its acquisition of a majority stake in Koprivnica Plin and Koprivnica Opskrba from Komunalac Koprivnica. The 'very dedicated' Miroslav Plašćar  has 'superior research and analytical skills'. Daniela Mayer is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

'One of the go-to-firms in the market for dispute resolution', Žuric i Partneri provides 'a practical and responsive service' to international and domestic corporates across a wide range of litigation. The 'strategically astute' Miroslav Plašćar has a strong reputation representing financial institutions in big-ticket litigation, and is a pivotal member of the team that also includes the 'experienced, approachable and thoughtful' Edin Karakaš, and recently promoted partner Ana Vrsaljko Metelko, who excels in administrative law disputes.

Leading individuals

Edin Karakaš - Žuric i Partneri

Miroslav Plašćar - Žuric i Partneri

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Žuric i Partneri

At Žuric i Partneri, Edin Karakaš is the key contact for clients on the competition law aspects of their transactional work. He recently successfully secured merger clearance for RWE Hrvatska on its acquisition of a majority stake in Koprivnica Plin and Koprivnica Opskrba from Komunalac d.o.o. Koprivnica. As part of her wide-ranging commercial contracts expertise, Daniela Mayer regularly advises on competition law aspects, including on vertical and horizontal restraints and potential abuses of a dominant position.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

Žuric i Partneri handles a significant amount of employment work for its impressive roster of international and domestic corporates, including on the labour law issues associated with M&A mandates, ongoing human resources (HR) support, employment handbook drafting and revisions, and GDPR compliance. Miroslav Plašćar  and Ana Vrsaljko Metelko are recommended.

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Privatisation, projects and energy
Privatisation, projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

A stalwart of the Croatian legal market, Žuric i Partneri has strong visibility from both a corporate and financing perspective across a range of energy and infrastructure projects. Duško Žurić and Edin Karakaš recently advised RWE Hrvatska on its acquisition of a majority stake in gas distribution and supply companies, Koprivnica Plin and Koprivnica Opskrba, from the municipal government of Koprivnica.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Žuric i Partneri

Žuric i Partneri continues to be extremely busy advising investors and developers on numerous greenfield tourist resort developments throughout the country. In addition, the team handles a steady stream of municipal development work and energy-related real estate projects. Miroslav Plašćar  and Ana Vrsaljko Metelko are recommended.

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Legal Developments in Croatia

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  • Implementing Regulations on Public Procurement

    On 1 January 2008 the new Public Procurement Act came into force. However, following the coming into force of the new Act the Public Procurement Office, a regulatory body authorized to develop and coordinate the public procurement system in Croatia reported that in the practice the new Act is actually suspended until the regulations necessary for its implementation are adopted.
  • Amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act

    On 28 March 2008 Croatian Parliament enacted Amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act ("Amendments").
  • Amendments to Civil Obligations Act

    The currently applicable Croatian Civil Obligations Act was enacted in 2005 ("2005 Act") with a goal of harmonizing Croatian legislation with a number of EU Directives relating to combat against late payment in commercial transactions, self-employed commercial agents, sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees, liability for defective products, as well as package travel.
  • Amendments to Electronic Commerce Act

    On 17 June 2008 the Amendments to Electronic Commerce Act ("Amendments") came into force. These amendments are aimed at fully harmonizing Croatian electronic commerce regulations with the relevant EU laws.
  • One-Tier Corporate Governance System Introduced in Croatian Legal System

    On 3 October 2007 Croatian Parliament enacted the Amendments to the Companies Act which should enter into force on 1 April 2008 ("Amendments", "Act"). These Amendments represent the first substantial change to the Act since 2003.
  • New Takeover Act Enacted

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  • New Public Procurement Act

    On 1 January 2008 the new Public Procurement Act came into force. The Act was modeled on a number of EU regulations concerning public procurement, most notably directive on coordination of procedures for award of public works, public supply and public service contracts, directive on procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors, as well as directive on review procedures to the award of public supply and public works contracts.
  • Resignation of a Member of the Management Board

    In a recently published decision, the Croatian High Commercial Court held that in corporations having two-tier corporate structure, the Supervisory board (as a body resolving on appointment and revocation of members of the Management Board) is not authorised or required to resolve on resignation of the Management Board's member. The court was on the standpoint that the resignation has legal effects as of the moment of its delivery to the Supervisory board. As a result, once the Supervisory board receives a resignation of a member of Management Board, it is not to discuss such resignation, but only undertake necessary steps to appoint new member of the Management Board and register the changes with the competent registry court.
  • Constitutional Court Rules on Squeeze Out

    According to recent press release, in February 2007 the Croatian Constitutional Court overruled the claim filed by minority shareholders of Siemens affiliate in Croatia. The minority shareholders requested the Constitutional Court to declare that rules on squeeze-out introduced into Croatian legal system under the 2003 Amendments to Companies Act are in violation of the Croatian Constitution. Under the disputed rules, shareholders' meeting may, at the request of the majority shareholder holding at least 95% of the shares, decide to transfer to such majority shareholder the shares held by minority shareholders, provided that the squeezed-out shareholders are paid appropriate compensation.
  • Regulation on Investment Fund Mergers

    Based on the authority granted under the 2005 Investment Funds Act, on 14 December 2006, the Croatian Agency for Supervision of Financial Services ("Agency") adopted the Regulation on Open Investment Fund Merger. The Regulation sets out a number of rules related to procedure, conditions and methods for merger of open investment funds in Croatia. The Regulation will come into effect on 30 December 2006.