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Mari? & Co Law Firm is Bosnia’s largest multidisciplinary law firm, with five decades presence in the market. The firm has international orientation and its strong experience makes it one of the leading business firms in the country. As a member of the South East Europe Legal Group, Maric & Co Law Firm can offer its clients legal services throughout the entire Balkan region and perform region-related multinational projects. The lawyers of the Maric & Co team are respected for their dedication to the client and creative legal solutions.
Areas of practice
Banking: The firm has advised almost all banks and micro credit organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina either on issues of acquisitions and reorganisation, or various bank operations, project finance, investment consulting, or matters with their ongoing business activities. In the previous year, Mari? & Co Law Firm acted as an advisor and legal representative of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank d.d. Mostar in relation to the loans in Swiss Franc (CHF). The firm prepared request for general judgement to the Supreme Court, which, in its decision, fully adopted the arguments and legal views presented by Mr. Branko Maric.
Corporate/M&A: Maric and Co Law firm has extensive experience relating to the clients’ matters, from their establishment to the acquisition, sales, mergers, restructuring, corporate governance and corporate litigation. The firm recently assisted Heineken in the process of setting up activities in Sarajevo.
Energy: The fact that the firm was hired by the EU as a local consultant in implementation of the law establishing the production, transmission and distribution of electric energy, is the firm’s best credential in this field. Notable experiences in the energy sector include legal advice on constructing, commissioning and connecting hydro, wind and thermal power plants, as one of leading law firms in this legal area in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Real estate/construction: The firm has vast 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, all while protecting the client’s interests at all stages of their projects, from planning to completion. The most recent engagements in this area include full scope of legal advising provided to Benetton Group, Bauhaus, Mercator/Agrokor, Inditex Group, Microsoft as well as the Embassy of the United States of America in Sarajevo. Additionally, with rising issues of environmental rights in BH, the firm is proud to be one of the first firms in BH that offers relevant advice in respect of environment protection in compliance with EU standards and regulations.
Intellectual property: The firm is one of the few offices registered as trademark agents in Bosnia and Herzegovina and takes great pride in being the only law firm from the Bosnia and Herzegovina jurisdiction registered as an INTA member, regularly attending INTA conferences. Through the years, it has established extensive IP prosecution, licensing and litigation practices predominantly in the field of trademark, industrial design and copyright protection.
Trade litigation/indemnity claims: The experienced team of litigators, best described by the number of efficiently closed cases, has the ability to assess the likelihood of a successful outcome of the case and to identify all related risks that should be eliminated or mitigated. The firm regards commercial litigation as a comprehensive service within its overall spectrum of legal counseling. The firm has also been engaged in indemnity claims in insurance matters. The firm participated as a local consultant in the creation of all national insurance laws.
Labour: The firm is successful in representing both interests of employers and employees. It has the relevant experience required to identify all potentially risky situations for employers as well as the expertise for adequate solutions to avoid or solve them. The firm advised on redundancy programs and drafting employment contracts for international companies like Microsoft, JT International, Scania, Heta Asset Resolution, several Embassies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
International groupingsThe South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Number of lawyers 21
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