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Mari? & Co Law Firm was established in 1959. The firm developed strongly after Bosnia and Herzegovina opened to foreign investment and foreign capital. The firm's specialisation, high professional level of service, communication with clients in the major world languages, and ability to deal with all situations arising in the Bosnia and Herzegovina market definitely place it among the leading law firms in the country.
Mari? & 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.
As a member of South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), Mari? & Co Law Firm can offer clients legal services throughout the entire Balkan region, and performs 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 for acquisitions and reorganisation, or later for various bank operations, project finance, investment consulting and matters with their ongoing business activities.
Corporate/M&A: Mari? and Co Law Firm has extensive experience in the incorporation of companies, as well as in organisations, acquisitions, 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, gaining the experience that now makes it capable of performing the utmost sophisticated M&A projects.
Real estate/construction: The firm has vast experience of all kinds of real estate transactions and the ability to see clients through the entire construction process of the most comprehensive facilities, while protecting clients' interests at all stages of their projects, from planning to completion.
Trade litigation/indemnity claims: the experienced team of litigators, best described by its number of efficiently closed cases, is able to assess the likelihood of a successful outcome for cases and identify all related risks. The firm regards commercial litigation as a comprehensive service within its spectrum of legal counselling, which is illustrated by its success rate over the years of resolving numerous claims. The firm has also been engaged in indemnity claims in insurance matters, and is experienced in the indemnification of claims and related court proceedings. It has participated as a local consultant in the creation of all national insurance laws.
Intellectual property: The firm provides successful official trade mark protection as well as counselling on all issues related to intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks and brands.
Labour: The firm successfully represents the interests of both employers and employees. It has the relevant experience required to identify potentially risky situations for employers as well as the expertise of adequate solutions to avoid or solve them. Every type of labour-related service is offered, from consultation and preparation of labour regulations and employment contracts, to representation in court proceedings.
Competition: The firm represents clients before the Competition Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and advises on a complete range of antitrust, competition, regulatory and trade issues, including merger control, licensing and distribution, intellectual property, restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, cartel investigations and related damages claims.
Capital markets: The firm has acted in the sale and acquisition of various joint stock companies after the stock market opened for transactions in BH, and now has wide experience of trade with different types of securities.
Environment: With the rising issues of environmental rights in BH, The firm is proud to be one of the first firms in BH to advise 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 the implementation of the law establishing the production, transfer and distribution of electric energy, and has significant experience in legal matters related to constructing, commissioning and operating small hydroelectric power plants. It has also been involved in advising on wind energy power plant development projects in BH, and is probably one of the pioneers in this particular legal area, as wind energy facilities are still new to the BH energy sector.
Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Serbian
Number of lawyers: 29
International groupings: The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
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