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Croatia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Babic & Partners Law Firm

Babic & Partners Law Firm provides 'a very high standard of work' for corporates and lenders engaged in domestic and cross-border financing. 'Very professional and responsive' team head Iva Basaric recently advised private equity sponsor, The Rohatyn Group, on a secured syndicated loan facility to help finance a regional pet store chain, as well as subsequent acquisitions of  Romanian and Slovenian pet store retailers. Boris Babic is also recommended.

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

Babic & Partners Law Firm

As well as handling discrete domestic and cross-border M&A mandates, Babic & Partners Law Firm also has a strong reputation for advising international companies on the the ongoing corporate and commercial issues of establishing and continuing to do business in Croatia.  Iva Basaric has been particularly active of late advising international corporates on the reorganisation of their Croatian business operations. Other clients include Accenture, DuPont and Audatex. The 'responsive and technical' Marija Gregoric is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Iva Basaric  - Babic & Partners Law Firm

Marija Gregoric - Babic & Partners Law Firm

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Babic & Partners Law Firm

Babic & Partners Law Firm provides 'a responsive and business-friendly service' across a wide array of commercial disputes impacting international corporates on their business operations in Croatia. 'Very helpful' managing partner Boris Babic is defending DuPont Pioneer against a claim brought by the Croatian government concerning the placement of genetically modified organism products on the Croatian market. Iva Basaric is defending Magyar Suzuki in a product liability claim brought against it by one of its Croatian customers.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Babic & Partners Law Firm

One of the few firms in the country 'with a real specialism in competition law', Babic & Partners Law Firm's two-partner team covers a range of issues, including dawn raid training and commercial contract reviews through to merger control matters. Iva Basaric has significant experience handling cases before the Croatian competition authorities, as well as on compliance matters; including for Merck Sharp & Dohme, which she recently advised on the potential competition law implications on pricing policies for different products. The 'excellent' Boris Babic is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Boris Babic - Babic & Partners Law Firm

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Babic & Partners Law Firm

Babic & Partners Law Firm has 'excellent strength-in-depth in employment matters', and provides 'practical advice' across a wide range of employment issues for clients including Accenture, Lesaffre and Sanofi.  Iva Basaric recently helped a global corporate with the implementation of its first employee share offering in Croatia. 'Very responsive and technically excellent' team head Marija Gregoric is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marija Gregoric - Babic & Partners Law Firm

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Croatia

Offices in Zagreb

Legal Developments by:
Babic & Partners Law Firm

  • 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.
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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.