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Maric & Co Law Firm was established in 1959. The firm developed strongly after Bosnia-Herzegovina opened to foreign investments and foreign capital. The firm’s specialisation, high professional level of service and communication with clients in the major world languages, and its ability to deal with all situations arising on the Bosnia-Herzegovina market, place it among the leading law firms in the country.
Maric & Co Law Firm undertakes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious legal activities for diverse clients, but, most of the firm’s work is on an international level and most of its clients are based abroad.
Being a member of the South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), Maric & Co Law Firm can offer its clients legal services in the entire Balkan region and perform regional multinational projects.
Areas of practice
Banking: almost all banks and micro credit organisations in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been clients of the firm. The firm has performed acquisitions and reorganisation work, as well as various bank operations, project finance, investment consulting, and matters with their ongoing business activities.
Corporate/M&A: the firm has vast experience in the incorporation of companies, organisation, acquisition, sales, mergers, restructuring, corporate governance and corporate litigation. During the privatisation process, the firm actively participated in the acquisition of a larger number of banks and other significant companies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, gaining the expertise to perform sophisticated M&A projects.
Real estate/construction: the firm has large experience in all kinds of real estate transactions and the ability to see the client through the entire construction process of the most comprehensive facilities while protecting the client’s interests at all stages of their projects, from planning to completion.
Trade litigation/indemnity claims: the experienced team of litigators, as seen by the number of successful cases, has the ability to assess the likelihood of successful outcomes of the case and to identify all related risks that should be eliminated or mitigated. Many clients speak volumes about the firm’s success in commercial litigation.
Intellectual property: the firm provides successful official trade mark protection as well as counselling on all issues related to intellectual property, including copy rights, trade marks and brands.
Labour: the firm is successful in representing both the interests of the employers and the employees. It has the relevant experience required to identify all risky situations for employers as well as the expertise for adequate solutions to avoid or solve them. The firm offers every type of labour related service.
Competition: the firm represents its clients before the Competition Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Advice is offered on a complete range of antitrust, competition, regulatory and trade issues, including merger control, licensing and distribution, IP, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations and related damages claims.
Capital markets: the firm acted in sale and acquisitions of various joint stock companies, after the stock market opened for transactions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and now has a large experience in trade with different types of securities.
Environment: the firm is proud to be one of the first firms in Bosnia-Herzegovina to offer relevant advice regarding environmental protection in compliance with EU standards and regulations.
Energy and utilities: the firm has strong credentials in the field of energy and has been hired by the EU as a local consultant in the implementation of laws establishing production, transfer and distribution of electric energy. It has significant experience in legal matters related to constructing, commissioning and operating small hydroelectric power plants, and has been involved in projects to develop wind energy power plants, in various legal aspects of oil exploration and distribution to major oil clients.
International groupings The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Number of lawyers 29
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