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Maric & Co Law Firm is Bosnia’s largest multidisciplinary law firm with a four decade-long presence in the market. The firm has international orientation and its strong experience makes it one of the leading business firms in the country. Being a member of South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), Maric & Co Law Firm can offer its clients legal service in 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: almost all banks and micro credit organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) 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: Maric & Co Law 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 in BH, gaining the experience that makes it capable of performing the utmost sophisticated M&A projects.
Real estate/construction: the firm has vast experience in 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, best exemplified by the number of efficiently closed cases, has the ability to assess the likelihood of successful outcomes 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 counselling. This is clearly illustrated by the success rate over the years of resolving claims for numerous clients. The firm has also been engaged in indemnity claims in insurance matters and is experienced in the indemnification of claims and related court proceedings. The firm participated as a local consultant in the creation of all national insurance laws.
Intellectual property: the firm provides successful trade mark protection and is one of the few in Bosnia and Herzegovina to cover the IP and IT areas. Being a regular attendee at INTA conferences, the firm follows up on the global trends and solutions.
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 potentially risky situations for employers as well as the expertise for adequate solutions to avoid or solve them. 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 prides itself with concentration-related work done for the Nestle group, Julius Meinl InIndustrieholding GmbH, UniCredit Group and Porsche AG. Advice is offered on a complete range of antitrust, competition, regulatory and trade issues, including merger control, licensing and distribution, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, and related damages claims.
Capital markets: acted in the sale and acquisition of various joint stock companies, after the stock market opened for transactions in BH and now has extensive experience in trade with different types of securities.
Environment: with rising issues of environmental rights in BH, the firm is proud to be one of the first firms in BH to offer relevant advice on environment protection in compliance with EU standards and regulations.
Energy and utilities: the firm’s experience in this field includes regulatory and corporate advising, constructing, commissioning and operating small hydroelectric power plants (SHPP’s) and wind energy power plants, making Mari? & Co pioneers in the area, given that such energy facilities are still new to the BH energy sector.
The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Number of lawyers 29
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