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Maric & Co Law Firm was established in 1959. The firm developed strongly after Bosnia and Herzegovina opened up to foreign investments. The firm’s high professional level of service and communication with clients in the major world languages, as well as its ability to deal with all situations arising on the Bosnia and 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 Maric & Co Law Firm can offer its clients legal services in the entire Balkan region and perform region-related multinational projects.
Areas of practice
Banking: almost all banks and micro credit organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been clients of the firm, either by acquisition and reorganisation, or later by various bank operations, project finance, investment consulting, or matters with their ongoing business activities.
Corporate/M&A: the firm has extensive experience in the incorporation of companies, as well as in organisation, acquisition, sales, mergers, restructuring, corporate governance and corporate litigation. During the privatisation process, the firm actively participated in the acquisition of a large number of banks and other significant companies gaining the experience that makes it capable of performing the utmost sophisticated M&A projects.
Real estate/construction: the firm has worked on all kinds of real estate transactions and has the ability to see clients 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 has the ability to assess the likelihood of successful outcome and to identify all related risks that should be eliminated or mitigated. This is clearly illustrated by its success rate in resolving claims for numerous clients over the years. The firm has been engaged in indemnity claims in insurance matters and has participated as a local consultant in the creation of all national insurance laws.
Intellectual property: successful trade mark protection services are provided and counselling on all issues related to intellectual property, including copy rights, trade marks and brands.
Labour: clients’ potentially delicate situations are efficiently identified and adequate solutions to avoid or solve them are provided. Every type of labour-related service is offered from consultation, preparation of labour regulations, employment contracts and all other documentation, to representation in court proceedings.
Competition: the firm represents its clients before the Competition Council and advice is offered on a complete range of antitrust, competition, merger control, licensing and distribution, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, and related damages claims.
Capital markets: the firm acted in the sale and acquisition of various joint stock companies, after the stock market opened for transactions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and now has extensive experience in trade with different types of securities.
Environment: with rising issues of environmental rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the firm is proud to be one of the first firms to offer relevant advice on environment protection in compliance with EU standards and regulations.
Energy and utilities: the firm was hired by the EU as a local consultant in implementation of the law establishing the production, transmission and distribution of the electric energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and transposition of third energy package into Bosnia and Herzegovina legislation. The firm has significant experience in legal matters related to constructing, commissioning and operating small hydroelectric power plants.
International groupings The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Number of lawyers 29
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