Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Established in March 2020, specialist dispute resolution firm Queritius welcomed Dalibor Valinčić from Wolf Theiss in June 2023, who has a strong track record in litigation, as well as international commercial and investor-state arbitration.

Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

GGP Law Firm

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GGP regularly represents domestic and foreign clients in their litigation proceedings in front of state courts, mediation forums and/or in domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Legal areas of litigation include, inter alia, employment, damages, shareholders’ disputes, administrative disputes deriving from public procurement, IP infringement, litigation within enforcement proceedings, bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings, enforcement of foreign …

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Dispute resolution in Croatia

Babic & Partners Law Firm

Babic & Partners Law Firm houses a robust practice, assisting major domestic and international clients across the banking, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. Iva Basarić leads the practice and handles high-stakes disputes before the Croatian Commercial Courts, in addition to settlement agreements and administrative cases in. Lovro Klepac, who assists with product liability claims, unjust dismissals and terminations claims, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Iva Basarić

Other key lawyers:

Lovro Klepac

Key clients

BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Limited

Magyar Suzuki Corporation

Pet Network International

Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)

The market-leading team at Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) handles a range of public procurement proceedings, in addition to employment, tax and post-acquisition-related disputes. Sandra Lisac leads the practice and has considerable experience in the real estate and construction sectors, while Tamara Jelić Kazić spearheads the firm's tax department and handles tax disputes. Vedrana Vučković is another key member of the team, handling multi-jurisdictional insolvency proceedings and product liability cases, with additional experience in arbitrations and mediations under Croatian and EU law.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Lisac

Other key lawyers:

Tamara Jelić Kazić; Vedrana Vučković


‘Sandra Lisac is recommended for her specialisation in property and land law in Croatia.’ 

‘Sandra Lisac and Vedrana Vučković have an excellent understanding of the clients’ needs, paying specific attention to explaining situations, taking into consideration specific circumstances and anticipating future needs.’ 

‘The team are knowledgeable and efficient.’

‘The team remained focused on the goal in the case, continuously offered new solutions or ways to achieve the target goal, as well as autonomously monitored the ongoing parts of the project.’

‘Sandra Lisac and Vedrana Vučković showcased their unstoppable capabilities on all fronts and it is needless to say that our successful recovery was only possible thanks to their efforts, focused and dedicated work.’

Key clients

VTB Bank (Europe) SE i.L.


Work highlights

  • Advised tVTB Bank in an insolvency opened over the borrower, one of the most famous European shipyards, and the guarantor, a world-renowned company specialised in processing, production, and trade of screw goods and other machine parts and metal products, in connection to a claim arising from a facility agreement.
  • Advised on constitutional proceedings on behalf IR REAL ESTATE LEASING, concerning the violation of 6 constitutional rights.

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka

Noted for its expertise in the real estate and energy sectors, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka regularly advises major domestic and international clients in administrative proceedings and in a broad range of cases before the Croatian courts. Head of the real estate and project development department, Emir Bahtijarević spearheads the disputes practice and acts for multinational developers facing litigation in Croatia, while corporate law specialist Marina Kovac Krka assists with cases concerning debt collection and collection of receivables. ‘Exceptional expert’ Sandra Budimir handles high-stakes litigation arising out of highly regulated sectors, and Zrinka Mustafa Prelić represents clients in civil disputes before the commercial courts.

Practice head(s):

Emir Bahtijarević

Other key lawyers:

Marina Kovac Krka; Sandra Budimir; Zrinka Mustafa Prelić


‘Sandra Budimir is responsive and to the point, pleasant to work with.

‘DTB team proved to be highly professional and extremely reactive. They have dealt with any request we have had in the most professional manner.’

‘All members of DTB team are highly motivated toward the needs of their clients.’

‘Excellent cooperation. Capable, efficient, well-prepared, and punctual.’ 

‘Sandra Budimir and Zrinka Mustafa Prelić are both excellent. They are always prepared, have excellent knowledge and always inform you about what you can expect from the case.’ 

‘The team is dedicated, with great knowledge and experience, solution-oriented, detailed in their analysis and exhibit great team work.’

‘Sandra Budimir is an exceptional expert, always providing different solutions.’

‘Agile and understand our commercial needs.’

Key clients

Douglas Parfumerije

Cargill Animal Nutrition Hungary

Scania Credit




Hanzekovic & Partners

Hanzekovic & Partners’s ‘top-notch’ team acts for major domestic clients, including banks and insurance companies, as well as Croatian government bodies, with demonstrable experience in proceedings before the Croatian constitutional courts. The team is jointly led by Domagoj Truhar and Iva Markotić Bagarić, handling a wide range of commercial disputes and arbitrations, in addition to employment-related disputes. Jasminka Corda Truhar assists with domestic and international arbitration cases, as well as construction contract disputes, while Tin Težak is another key contact for commercial arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Domagoj Truhar; Iva Markotić Bagarić

Other key lawyers:

Jasminka Corda Truhar; Tin Težak


‘The litigation team is top-notch in terms of quality and its track record.’

‘Iva Markotić Bagarić is an all-around, experienced litigator, with a clear analytical mind and is a strategic thinker.’ 

Key clients

Osijek-Koteks d.d.

Zagreb Airport Ltd

Hanza Media d.o.o.

Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Erste Card Club d.d.

City of Zagreb

Škola nogometa NK Osijek

Madirazza & Partners

Noted for its standout arbitration and litigation offering, Madirazza & Partners acts for banks and other financial institutions, as well as clients in the energy and real estate sectors. Founding and managing partner Josip Madirazza handles a wide range of litigation and administrative cases, while co-lead Ivan Madirazza focuses on real estate litigation and construction disputes, representing developers, lenders and private equity firms. The firm’s broad practice covers troubled PPP, disputes related to performance of obligation and corporate mandates arising from shareholder disputes. Specialising in enforcement proceedings and debt collection, Dunja Zakošek is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Ivan Madirazza

Other key lawyers:

Dunja Zakošek


‘The legal services provided by Madirazza & Partners are of a high standard and collaboration with the team is excellent.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Hrvatska radiotelevizija

Unicredit Leasing Croatia d.o.o.

Raiffeisen Leasing d.o.o.

VAL-METAL d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising UniCredit Bank Austria AG in litigation regarding a troubled PPP aimed at constructing a sports hall and business premises in Split (Spaladium Arena).
  • Engaged by the public broadcaster in Croatia (HRT – Croatian Radio-Television) to enforce payment of unpaid service fees from companies and private individuals in more than 213,979 cases.
  • Advising Unicredit Leasing Croatia d.o.o. as defendant in a dispute related to the performance of obligation from the Leasing Agreement as well as a claim for compensation for damages.

Ostermann Ivancic Attorneys-at-Law LLP

Praised for its ‘breadth and depth of skills, knowledge and experience’, Ostermann Ivancic Attorneys-at-Law LLP handles the full range of contentious mandates, including corporate disputes in the TMT, employment and construction arenas. Founding partner and litigation expert Mojmir Ostermann co-leads the team alongside Vjekoslav Ivančić, handling cross-border corporate and financial disputes. The team’s broad expertise also covers cases before the Croatian Supreme Court, in addition to high-value shareholder disputes. Janko Havaš is another key member of the team, leading on bankruptcy proceedings, while Marta Jelaković advises on due diligence cases and represents regional infrastructure companies.

Practice head(s):

Mojmir Ostermann; Vjekoslav Ivančić

Other key lawyers:

Janko Havaš; Marta Jelaković;


‘They go way beyond “Call of Duty”, giving clients a strong feeling that they are in the right legal hands.’

‘The team shows an extreme willingness to continue learning, growing and progressing. The two partners are an extremely safe pair of trusty legal hands.’

‘We have had great experience working with Ostermann and Partners for many years. What makes the team special is their capability to understand our business logic, to walk in our shoes. They are able to understand each situation we face and offer the best possible solution.’

‘The team are not only excellent lawyers but excellent people as well. I never hesitate to call them wherever I have a legal issue because they are very helpful, always providing very practical, pragmatic solutions. Their legal opinions are always well-formed, easily digestible.’

Mojmir Ostermann is hands-on and always fully involved in all the work. Mojmir is providing not only exceptional legal support, but also has the ability to approach matters from a strategic and business perspective, pairing it with the legal aspects to find the best possible solution.’

‘They are very professional, hard-working, and they are real experts in their branch of law.’

‘They are great negotiators and litigators. The team handles all of our corporate disputes and we have been especially satisfied with their strategical expertise. Throughout the years we have become convinced they will always work strongly to protect our interests, and what is most important, work hard to reduce the litigation costs. ’

‘Mojmir Ostermann is involved in all of our disputes. He is a very intelligent litigator, taking into account our commercial situation when handling the dispute. He is very dedicated to the outcome.’ 

Key clients


Badel 1862


Blue Iris Resolution


Meteor Grupa Labud


RO-RO Projekt

Velički Kamen

Work highlights

  • Advised BLT Enerji, subsidiary of the Turkish conglomerate MB Holding, in a complex EUR 200 million shareholder dispute which arose from the conflict between our client as the majority shareholder (holding 80%) and the minority shareholder (holding 20%).
  • Representing Telemach, a leading telecommunications operator, in 52 cases initiated by the client’s competitor.

Šavorić & Partners

Frequently representing clients before the Croatian Commerical Courts, Šavorić & Partners is particularly adept in handling high-value corporate litigation and arbitration cases. The team is co-led by managing partner Boris Šavorić and Branko Bulat, who boasts considerable experience in handling real estate and construction cases. Other key areas of expertise include employment disputes and pre-bankruptcy statements, in addition to representing banks in litigation proceedings. Sandra Tomašković is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Boris Šavorić; Branko Bulat

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Tomašković

Key clients


Addiko Bank

Raiffeisen Bank


Work highlights

  • Acting for IKEA Hrvatska d.o.o. and INGKA Centres Croatia d.o.o. in litigation proceedings concerning the further project development of IKEA in Croatia.
  • Acting for Addiko Bank d.d. in over 550 active litigation proceedings concerning variable interest rates, prepayment fees, damages claims, etc., as well as 38 misdemeanours and 30 criminal proceedings.
  • Acting for Raiffeisen Bank d.d. in over 430 active litigation proceedings concerning variable interest rates, prepayment fees and damages claims.

Wolf Theiss

Acting for major domestic and international clients, Wolf Theiss handles a range of cross-border cases, including insolvency and related litigation proceedings, in addition to criminal fraud cases. Practice leader Borna Dejanović specialises in financial disputes, handling enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as administrative disputes and white-collar crime mandates. Josip Martinić handles shareholder disputes in the healthcare sector, civil litigations and injunctions, while Janko Duduković-Petyo assists with insolvency matters. Advisory work for Croatian management and consulting companies is another key area of expertise. Dalibor Valinčić left the firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Borna Dejanović

Other key lawyers:

Josip Martinić; Janko Duduković-Petyo


‘The team at Wolf Theiss possesses an exceptional blend of legal acumen and industry-specific knowledge. They approach cases not just as lawyers, but as strategic partners who grasp the intricacies of their clients’ businesses.’

‘Josip Martinić is nothing short of a legal virtuoso. His profound knowledge of the law and ability to interpret and apply it in real-world scenarios is truly remarkable.

‘Borna Dejanović is a perfect guide in local litigation and helps foreign clients to deal with the challenges of local court practice.’

‘Perfect communication, professional approach and quick processing of requests. The responsive, experienced and professional team, including the partners and associates, are highly competent at a technical level.’

‘If you have a complicated dispute, this office is an exceptional choice. They have an excellent team, willing to look the case from all angles to find the best approach to win the case.’

‘Josip Martinić has strong legal expertise, combined with a great understanding of business and of market standards.’

‘Borna Dejanović is a talented, excellent and trustworthy lawyer. Highly competent and resourceful young professional.’

‘Josip Martinić is undeniably one of the leading real estate and dispute lawyers in the Croatian market. What truly distinguishes him is his commitment to continuous learning and his consistently innovative approach to transactions. With unparalleled negotiation skills and extensive dispute resolution experience, he holds a distinct advantage, effortlessly removing obstacles to the utmost satisfaction of his clients.’

Key clients


KIA Motors



Loxley Public Company

Nichel Leghe

Gardenia Bakeries

Work highlights

  • Representing Eurocomex Luxembourg in a set of complex disputes against a local vehicle distributor and its management, which involves criminal, enforcement and civil court proceedings aimed at recovering the shares of the local subsidiary that were fraudulently transferred by the local managers without the knowledge of the shareholders.
  • Represented Breton in a high-profile dispute related to a failed investment into a stone processing plant in Croatia, allegedly compromised by the fraudulent and injurious misconduct of the client.
  • Representing Gardenia Bakeries in a wide spectrum of parallel intertwined proceedings, to secure and attain the repayment of the funds unjustly transferred to an unaffiliated and unknown Croatian company, caused by a cyber fraud incident and fraudulent payment instructions.

Žuric i Partneri in cooperation with Kinstellar

Žuric i Partneri in cooperation with Kinstellar stands out for it expertise in representing banking clients in commercial and civil disputes, in addition to arbitrations. Managing partner and experienced litigator Miroslav Plašćar co-leads the team alongside Edin Karakaš, acting for domestic and international clients in arbitration proceedings, as well as alternative disputes in the TMT and construction sectors. Mihovil Granić and Andrej Skljarov assist with breach of contract disputes and illegal enforcement matters, while Andrijana Kaštelan handles healthcare cases, with additional expertise in the construction and tourism sectors.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Plašćar; Edin Karakaš

Other key lawyers:

Mihovil Granić; Andrej Skljarov; Andrijana Kaštelan


‘They are fast, efficient and to-the-point.’

‘Edin Karakaš, an arbitration specialist, is at the top of the class, diligent. An efficient and precise lawyer.’

‘The team’s depth of knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to provide innovative solutions makes them a top choice for any legal needs. They have earned my utmost trust and confidence through their consistent dedication to delivering exceptional legal services.’

Key clients






Municipality Tomislavgrad


Saponia d.d.

Cloudsense d.o.o.

Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine

Law Firm Babic, Brborovic & Partners

Noted for its expertise in the financial services sector, Law Firm Babic, Brborovic & Partners regularly represents domestic banks in high-stakes proceedings, with additional experience in cross-border litigation and disputes concerning Croatian and EU regulations. Siniša Babić  handles public procurement cases, while managing partner and employment law specialist Tamara Brborović Vuletić assists on terminations and dismissals. Ivo Eškinja represents clients before the Croatian courts, with additional experience in damages proceedings, and Iva Pranjić is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Siniša Babić; Tamara Brborović Vuletić

Other key lawyers:

Ivo Eškinja; Iva Pranjić


‘Siniša Babić is the heart and soul of the firm. He has impressive knowledge and experience, and provides the best legal advice.’

‘Representation in disputes is professional and at a high-level, with maximum commitment of all team members.’

‘Tamara Brborović Vuletić is a good lawyer and always willing to help.’

Key clients

University of Zagreb

Solana Pag

Sol Naturalis Ltd.

Slatinska banka jsc

Siemens Healthcare Ltd.

Zepter Zest Ltd

City of Sisak

MBT Svet Ltd.

Faculty of transport and traffic sciences

Croatian Standards Institute

Pik Vrbovec plus Ltd.

Ossard Ltd.

Tissa & Partners Ltd.

Karlovačka banka jsc

Multibet Consulting Ltd.

Multibet24 Ltd.


IT Cube Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Karlovačka Banka JSC in various matters, including representation before the competent authorities.
  • Representing Ossard Ltd. in multiple court proceedings concerning real estate.

Bradvica Maric Wahl Cesarec

Bradvica Maric Wahl Cesarec’s full-service practice has considerable experience across a broad range of litigation and arbitration cases, frequently advising major financial and corporate clients. ‘Outstanding professional’ Mislav Bradvica, Neven Marić and Branko Skerlev jointly lead the team, handling shareholder disputes proceedings, litigation structuring, regulated disputes and alternative investment funding mandates. Litigation expert Edi Suljić handles real estate and employment-related cases, while Jan Gebauer assists with commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mislav Bradvica; Neven Marić; Branko Skerlev

Other key lawyers:

Edi Suljić; Jan Gebauer


‘Mislav Bradvica is an outstanding professional, always available for any need and able to respond to any query or demand. His team is well-organised and highly responsive, extremely fast in carrying out tasks but still thoroughly dedicated and professional.’

‘Business-oriented philosophy with deep understanding of internal processes and needs of our global company, combined with creative solutions prepared specifically for our needs.’

‘Mislav Bradvica is an excellent lawyer. He can be trusted to solve every problem in the best possible way.’

Key clients

Đuro Đaković d.d.

Tisak plus

Ledo plus


Securitas Croatia

Kolektor Koling Slovenia

Förch Croatia

Fortis Projekt and Elektro Imber

Minority shareholders – Dukat d.d. (Lactalis Group)

Alternative Invest (Fund)

Setovia voće

Agro Gold

TVS S.p.A. Italy

Bambi Koncern Serbia

Telemach Hrvatska

Avant Car

Mai Dalmacija d.o.o.

Mliječna industrija d.o.o.

Pitter putnička agencija d.o.o.

tpR Reiseservice GmbH

U2 Unternehmensberatung

Work highlights

  • Representing Đuro Đaković d.d. in a series of litigations initiated by minority shareholders to challenge decisions made by the general assembly.


Noted for its expertise in the banking, financial services, infrastructure, construction and real estate sectors, BUTERIN&PARTNERS has demonstrable experience in commercial disputes and arbitration proceedings. Founding and managing partner Zvonimir Buterin co-leads the team alongside Lada Ćustić, who represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings, civil litigation cases and debt collection mandates. Marko Paulinović handles due diligence procedures, and Tomislav Petrov is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Zvonimir Buterin; Lada Ćustić

Other key lawyers:

Marko Paulinović; Tomislav Petrov


‘The firm is our point of reference for litigation, civil and commercial law matters. Very pragmatic, proficient and adoptive to our needs.’

‘Zvonimir Buterin is a professional with wide knowledge. He is calm, clever and strongly goal-oriented.’

Key clients




B2 KAPITAL d.o.o.




NOVA TV d.d.





GLOBALNA HRANA d.o.o. (McDonald’s Franchise)








MONTING d.o.o.



JYSK d.o.o.




Work highlights

  • Represented Erste& Steiermärkische Bank in EUR 23 million claim regarding the challenge of the guarantees, which has impact on the complete banking industry and position of banks in bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing Zagrebačka banka (UniCredit Group) in EUR 5 million case regarding the impermissibility of enforcement.

Gugic, Kovacic & Krivic law firm

Praised for its ‘strong knowledge and vast experience’, the multidisciplinary team at Gugic, Kovacic & Krivic law firm represents major domestic clients across the banking, insurance and pension arenas, with demonstrable experience in pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings. Led by Trpimir GugićLovro Kovačić, and Damjan Krivic, the practice handles insurance litigation, corporate and commercial disputes, and debt collection mandates. Luka Tadijan focuses on enforcement proceedings, and Nikola Božić is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Trpimir Gugić; Lovro Kovačić; Damjan Krivić

Other key lawyers:

Luka Tadijan; Nikola Božić


‘Very productive and an inventive litigation team.’

‘Out-of-box thinking, pragmatic and flexible.’

‘Lovro Kovačić and Damjan Krivić proved to be exceptionally professional, reliable, and accessible at every stage of the given project.’

‘Strong knowledge and vast experience. Very reliable and always available for their clients.’

‘Trpimir Gugić and Lovro Kovačić have showed incredible knowledge, dedication and support since the inception of our cooperation. They have been able to meet all our expectations in terms of expertise, timely delivery and sufficient flexibility, as well as support through advisory services. ’

Key clients


Hrvatska poštanska banka d.d

Erste Group Bank AG


Erste & Steiermärkische S-Leasing d.o.o.

Allianz ZB d.o.o.


Allianz Hratska d.d.

Samsung Electronics Austria Gmbh


IKOM d.d.

ROCHE d.o.o.

Hrvatski Ured za Osiguranje

Hrvatski Zavod za Zapošljavanje

Hrvatski Telekom d.d.

Work highlights

  • Representing ROCHE d.o.o. in high-profile litigations with a value of approximately 15 million euros against defendants Medicom d.o.o., Bosnia and Herzegovina, and BOSNAMEDIC d.o.o., Bosnia and Herzegovina, before the Commercial Court in Zagreb.
  • Representing Samsung Electronics Austria GmbH, Austria, in enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings against MARIJAN NEKRETNINE d.o.o. in bankruptcy (former EUROPATRADE d.o.o.) for the collection of our clients claim towards the debtor in the amount of around 2,5 million euros.
  • Representing Erste Group Bank AG, an Austrian bank, as a third-party beneficiary against the City of Split and the University Professor Dejan Kružić in three proceedings regarding the public-private partnership for the construction of Spaladium Arena in the City of Split.


KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC handles a range of litigation and arbitration cases in the energy, infrastructure and public sectors. Counting banks, minority shareholders and railway companies among its key roster of clients, the firm has experience before the Croatian Supreme courts. Dinka Kovacevic and Martina Prpic jointly lead the team, handling litigation arising from damages claims and administrative and public procurement mandates, while Danijela Simeunovic assists on domestic infrastructure disputes. Another key member of the team is Ana Novaković Stipaničev, who focuses on misdemeanour proceedings and unlawful termination litigation.

Practice head(s):

Dinka Kovačević; Martina Prpić

Other key lawyers:

Danijela Simeunovic; Ana Novaković Stipaničev

Key clients

OTP banka d.d.



Autotechnica Fleet Services d.o.o.

Local partners of UBER B.V.

GoOpti d.o.o.


MP Filmska produkcija d.o.o.

Norinco International Cooperation Ltd.


Nova hrvatska banka d.d.

KONZUM plus d.o.o.

TUI Airways Ltd

Srbija Kargo a.d.

Work highlights

  • Advising minority shareholders in a dispute related to fair value for shares in delisting process.
  • Advising ZAGORSKI VODOVOD d.o.o. in a number of complex litigation and administrative proceedings for determination of the water price and termination of agreement on joint investment in water source and water system infrastructure.
  • Advising BUTAN PLIN d.o.o., local LPG distributor company, in a proceedings for establishing of construction right and payment of damages.

Macesic & Partners LLC

Noted for its expertise in handling maritime and shipping disputes, Macesic & Partners LLC handles a broad range of cases, including litigation, arbitration, and gross negligence mandates. Team head Anita Krizmanic represents international clients in railroad infrastructure-related proceedings, criminal fraud cases, and investment and construction issues in the real estate sector. Senior partner and founder Miroljub Maćešić advises on cargo and shipping-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anita Krizmanić

Other key lawyers:

Miroljub Maćešić


‘Miroljub Maćešić and his team have a long-standing dispute resolution practice.’

‘Experience is the strength of Macesic & Partners LLC.’

‘Anita Krizmanić is a good communicator, reliable and an experienced attorney.’

‘Experience of heavyweight litigation, with a shipping sector interest.’

‘Anita Krizmanic has been exceptional, giving clear and comprehensive advice, with a good knowledge of the Croatian shipping sector.’ 

Key clients

The Shipowners’ Club

MS Amlin

Torm A/S

Assuranceofreningen Skuld

Log Adria d.o.o.

Trans Integral d.o.o.

Erste&Steiermarkische Bank d.d.

Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.

K/S Torm Eastern

Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC

The team at Mamic Peric Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC is well-equipped to advise a wide range of major domestic public companies and international clients. Natalija Perić and Vladimir Mamic jointly lead the team, handling high-value disputes and damage compensation mandates. The team’s strength is further bolstered by the firm's head of the real estate practice, Jurica Reberski, who represents clients in the tourism and hospitality sectors in judicial proceedings before the Croatian courts. Nikola Kokot is another key member of the team, and handles labour cases and collective disputes.

Practice head(s):

Natalija Perić; Vladimir Mamić

Other key lawyers:

Jurica Reberski; Nikola Kokot

Key clients

SUEZ International SAS


City of Slavonski Brod

Croatian Employers’ Association



SCRAP d.o.o.


Hotel Split d.d.

TOP RADIO d.o.o.

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

MFI International Real Estate Adriatic d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising SUEZ International SAS in negotiations with ODVODNJA POREČ d.o.o.
  • Representing Euroline d.o.o. u stečaju in diverse litigation proceedings held before Croatian courts, including matters of compensation and damages.
  • Representing NOVA KREDITNA BANKA MARIBOR d.d., as well as its affiliates, in various judicial proceedings, including matters of debt disputes, regulatory, debt recovery as well as complex commercial issues.

Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic

Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic stands out for its commercial disputes offering, regularly advising energy industry clients on breach of contract and damage reparation cases. Irena Vinter Gregorić and Kresimir Kis jointly lead the team, handling corporate, regulatory and labour cases, in addition to bankruptcy disputes in the construction industry. Further bolstering the team’s capabilities with a banking and finance focus, Martina Simunovic Leposa handles contract law and dispute resolution mandates. Debt collection, insolvency and enforcement against debtors are other key strengths of the team. Managing partner Tomislav Orehovec is another key member of the group.

Practice head(s):

Irena Vinter Gregorić; Krešimir Kiš

Other key lawyers:

Martina Simunovic Leposa


‘Lawyers are kind, quick in giving answers, and have great knowledge.’

Key clients

INA Group

Zagrebački holding d.o.o.

Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o.

JANAF d.d.

NLB InterFinanz AG

Grand auto d.o.o.

Hyundai Croatia d.o.o.

Lola RIBAR d.d.

STRABAG d.o.o.

GSKG d.o.o.

Fleksbit d.o.o.

PEVEX d.d.

STANIĆ d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing INA – Industrija nafte d.d., Croatian multinational oil company (together with its subsidiaries) in several hundred ongoing commercial and labour litigation procedures.
  • Acting for NLB InterFinanz, a Swiss-based financial company (subsidiary of NLB d.d.) in a dozen debt collection, insolvency and enforcement actions against its debtors, including complex litigations related to the Act on Nullity of the Loan Agreements with international elements.
  • Representing VODOOPSKRBA I ODVODNJA d.o.o., water supply and sewage company in City of Zagreb, inover ten thousand of debt collection enforcement and litigation proceedings for payment of unpaid service fees from companies and private persons.

Porobija & Porobija

Jointly led by Sanja Porobija and Boris Porobija, the practice at Porobija & Porobija is noted for its handling of advisory work for domestic banking clients in a broad range of litigation and dispute mandates. Margita Kis Kapetanovic is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Sanja Porobija; Boris Porobija

Other key lawyers:

Margita Kiš Kapetanović

Key clients

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Međunarodna zračna luka Zagreb d.d.

A1 Hrvatska

Work highlights

  • Represented Zagrebačka banka d.d. (UniCredit Group) in litigations for challenge of allegedly illegal application of variable interest rate and/or currency clause in consumer loans and payment of monetary compensation based on nullity of such clauses.
  • Represented A1 Hrvatska in disputes for payment of fees to Croatian attorneys at law following termination of the service agreements.
  • Represented BIOM in disputes relating to compensation for damage against the Republic of Croatia and port authority.

Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers

Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers' practice is spearheaded by Vice Mandarić, and acts for major banking and finance clients on minority shareholder disputes, squeeze-out procedures, breach of consumer rights and spin-off-related disputes. Assisted by Ivan Einwalter and Lucija Krznar, Mandarić handles debt disputes and litigation related to EU regulations and legislation.

Practice head(s):

Vice Mandarić

Other key lawyers:

Ivan Einwalter; Lucija Krznar


‘The team are agile, prompt and professional.’

Key clients


B.S.A. International S.A




Daimler AG

Sberbank of Russia

Sberbank EUROPE AG

Sberbank d.d. Croatia

Sberbank banka d.d. Slovenia

Privredna banka Zagreb d.d.

RE Finanzierungs, Raiffeisen Evolution

Bramac, Monier Group

AGRAGOLD Brcko, Pig Improvement Company (UK)

TUI Travel House

Team System Infocom




Work highlights

  • Advised B.S.A. INTERNATIONAL in a dispute with former minority shareholders following the squeeze-out procedure.

Vukmir & Associates

Vukmir & Associates' team is collectively led by Mladen Vukmir, Sanja Tkalec Kovac, Ivan Ćuk, Mirjana Jurišić and Aleksandar Bijelic, and is well-placed to advise major domestic clients across a wide range of industries, including Croatian public companies, banks and energy-sector clients. Multi-jurisdictional shareholder disputes, copyright infringements, cross-border criminal enforcement cases and insolvency mandates take up a large portion of the practice's caseload.

Practice head(s):

Mladen Vukmir; Sanja Tkalec Kovač; Ivan Ćuk; Mirjana Jurišić; Aleksandar Bijelić


‘Very responsive and highly professional.’

Key clients

Republic of Slovenia

Procter & Gamble

IFC (International Finance Corporation)




OTP Osiguranje

GE Power

The Republic of Croatia

Doosan Skoda Power

B2 Kapital


Renault s.a.s.

Museum of Illusions

Work highlights

  • Representing Slovenian fisherman in cases related to the border dispute at sea between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia.
  • Representing a multinational pharmaceutical corporation in the complex and high-value preliminary injunction and patent infringement proceedings initiated against a foreign manufacturer of a generic medicinal product and its local representative.
  • Representing HUZIP (Croatian Performers’ Rights Collecting Society) in a case against Hrvatski Telekom d.d. and DEEZER related to online streaming of music and right to a compensation by performers.

Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP

Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP stands out for its strong litigation and arbitration offering, representing a range of domestic and CEE region clients before the Croatian and EU Commercial Courts. Ivan Dvojkovic, Vladimir Batarelo and Laurenz Vuchetich collectively lead the team, handling minority shareholder cases, tax disputes and insolvency mandates, with demonstrable experience across the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. Other key contacts in the group include Marko Bohaček and Tomislav Sadrić.

Other key lawyers:

Marko Bohaček; Tomislav Sadrić


‘BDV houses a flexible, always-available, knowledgeable and very motivated team, which is able to react quickly with easy-to-follow advice.’

‘Tomislav Sadrić is a hands-on partner, who demonstrates outstanding legal and technical strengths, while simultaneously being very pragmatic. He is persistent in problem-solving and capable of understanding different perspectives.’

‘Marko Bohaček is an exceptionally able, clear and pragmatic individual, who shows great understanding of clients’ needs. His advice is always solution oriented and at the same time very well-reasoned and elaborated.’

‘The BDV team is dynamic and possesses excellent organisational and technical skills. Seeing the big picture is one of the team’s strengths.’

‘Vladimir Batarelo has broad legal experience, which he easily transforms into solving cases. He is ready to explore new options and tackle difficult challenges creatively.’

‘What truly sets Tomislav Sadrić apart is his exceptional ability to transform the most complex and contentious legal battles into harmonious resolutions. His insight into dispute dynamics is unparalleled, and he approaches each case with an unparalleled level of dedication and sophistication.’

‘Vladimir Batarelo is a legal expert with a deep understanding of business, expectations, and goals, and is highly involved in all aspects of litigation. In addition to being fast and hardworking, he is always prepared, ahead of schedule, and constructive.’

‘Laurenz Vuchetich is engaged, responsive, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. He is very creative and able to give pragmatic and straightforward advice.’

Key clients


Nautika Centar Nava d.o.o.

Franck d.d.

Congregation Sisters of Mercy

Valsun Nekretnine d.o.o.

Genesis Group Ltd

Ivan Paladina

Sartura d.o.o.

Galić d.o.o.

Mirna d.d.

Podravka d.d.

Proficio d.d.

Croatian Bishops’ Conference

Work highlights

  • Representing BLT in more than fifty litigation proceedings which are pending before various court instances including the Supreme Court of Croatia, Constitutional Court, and European Court of Human Rights.
  • Representing Sartura d.o.o. in one of the first matters before Croatian courts deciding on the effects of open-source software licences in the local legal framework.
  • Represented Franck d.d. in EUR 3,000,000 tax case before Court of Justice of the EU.

Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd

Praised for its ‘deep knowledge and expertise in dispute resolution’, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd’s practice represents banking and retail sector clients in disputes. Beata Glinska leads the team and handles court and arbitration proceedings, while Emil Cetina focuses on litigation, in addition to a broad range of commercial, regulatory and transactional issues. Other key contacts in the group include Aleksej Mišković and Matea Vidjak Veselić, who advise on commercial and post-M&A disputes.

Practice head(s):

Beata Glinska

Other key lawyers:

Emil Cetina; Matea Vidjak Veselić; Aleksej Mišković


‘Emil Cetina and Matea Vidjak Veselić are great to work with. Professional and punctual.’

‘The team shows deep knowledge and experience in dispute resolution, and they handle our matters with confidence and attention to detail. Thanks to their expertise, dedication, and relentless pursuit of a favourable outcome, we remain confident in their exceptional representation in litigation and in potential mitigation proceedings.’

‘We are beyond satisfied that they provide clear communication and willingness to explore alternative dispute resolution methods, which demonstrates their dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for us as the client.’

‘Matea Vidjak Veselić is highly knowledgeable and skilled in dispute resolution and deeply committed to our case. She has a deep understanding of the legal complexities of the case, and we are satisfied with her work ethics and client-oriented approach.’

‘Aleksej Mišković provides commercial, technically excellent and user-friendly advice.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o.

Niker d.o.o.

WYG Savjetovanje d.o.o.

ADAC Service Adria

Work highlights

  • Advised SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o. in litigation against Hrvatska pošta d.d., related to termination of the lease agreement due to damages of the leased premises caused by the earthquake that hit Zagreb in March 2020.

Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners

Led by Dora Horvat, whose ‘dedication and commitment to her work is truly exceptional’, the practice at Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners has experience in handling commercial litigation, insurance disputes and employment-related cases. Advising domestic and international clients on day-to-day litigation cases is another key strength of the team. Petra Marijanovic assists with banking-related mandates, including pre-bankruptcy procedures.

Practice head(s):

Dora Horvat

Other key lawyers:

Petra Marijanović


‘Dora Horvat is extremely professional and a team spirited lawyer. Always there when needed and with a great sense of accountability. It is always a pleasure working with her and her team.’

‘Ilej and Partners are a unique legal team, comprised of outmost professionals with deep expertise in disputes. They have the comprehensive knowledge and the way they tackle the problems.’

‘Dora Horvat is a great contact, and I am always happy to reach out to her. She has an effective communication and adaptability to the needs of US clients.’

‘Petra Marijanović and Dora Horvat are an amazing team.’

‘Ilej & Partners’ practical approach to complex legal matters, combined with in depth knowledge of all the relevant legal issues, as well as deep understanding of the business, is a real asset.’

‘Dora Horvat is immensely dedicated to our matters from the very beginning, and her knowledge, understanding and confidence are extremely valuable to our business.’

‘Ilej & Partners are very practical, business-oriented, they easily understand the clients’ needs and find practical and effective solutions.’

‘Dora Horvat’s dedication and commitment to her work is truly exceptional. It was evident that she was genuinely invested in achieving the best possible outcome for the client.’

Key clients



ECCO Europe AG (previously KRM AG)

Mecklenburgische Versicherung

Henkel Croatia d.o.o.

Senior d.o.o.


Nova KBM d.d.

Addiko Bank d.d.

Şınlak Enerji Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satış A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Represented a US-based PE fund in an arbitration procedure relating to an M&A dispute in the hospitality sector in Croatia.
  • Represented a foreign-based PE fund in a series of disputes following an acquisition of a company in Croatia in the energy sector.
  • Advised an international insurance company in a dispute regarding damages during construction of a wind farm in Croatia.

Law firm Škurla, Durmiš and Spajic Ltd

Law firm Škurla, Durmiš and Spajic Ltd acts for domestic banks and other financial institutions in enforcement, litigation and arbitration proceedings. Praised as ‘remarkably reliable, highly skilled and experienced’Branimir Škurla and Hrvoje Spajic jointly lead the team, and Dominik Mišević is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Branimir Škurla; Hrvoje Spajić

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Mišević


‘ŠDS meets the highest professional standards when it comes to litigation and arbitration.’

‘Branimir Škurla and Hrvoje Spajić are remarkably reliable, highly skilled and experienced lawyers, providing excellent support.’

‘A group of distinguished legal experts, continuously providing the highest level of legal services.’

Key clients

Croatian National Bank (Hrvatska narodna banka)

City of Dubrovnik

Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Erste Group Immorent AG

Hrvatska poštanska banka d.d.

Međimurje-plin d.o.o.

FLORA VTC d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented Croatian banks in enforcement, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented the City of Dubrovnik in several litigation and arbitral proceedings.

Lovric Novokmet & Partners

Counting domestic and international entities among its key roster of clients, Lovric Novokmet & Partners handles insolvency proceedings, in addition to commercial, civil and employment-related disputes. Practice leader and ‘master strategistPavo Novokmet is regularly supported by senior associate Tomislav Tot, who is praised as ‘extremely dedicated and analytical’.

Practice head(s):

Pavo Novokmet

Other key lawyers:

Tomislav Tot


‘Pavo Novokmet stands out as a master strategist, capable of planning moves for the client for many steps ahead. He truly excels in special situations, which involve disputes that need to be solved on multiple battlefields.’ 

‘Tomislav Tot is extremely dedicated and analytical, quick to understand the most critical issues of a situation.’ 

MATEKOVIĆ & Partners Law Firm LLC

Representing its roster of domestic clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, MATEKOVIĆ & Partners Law Firm LLC is noted for its experience across the construction, media, trade and pharmaceutical sectors. Krešimir Mareković, ‘who commands the courtroom, effortlessly steering discussions toward favorable outcomes’, leads the team alongside Ivan Sabljić, Dora Adžić and Laura Mateković.

Practice head(s):

Krešimir Mateković; Ivan Sabljić; Dora Adžić; Laura Mateković


‘Krešimir Mateković has great legal and business knowledge, is professional and constructive, with a commercial approach in solving problems and always protecting our best interests.’

‘Ivan Sabljić is direct and with him, it is easy to solve legal issues.’

‘Laura Mateković is highly responsive, client-oriented, extremely dedicated to provide the best legal services and very keen at her work.’

Key clients

CENAKUL d.o.o.

Geothermal Solutions Ltd.

Hrvatska radiotelevizija (Croatian radiotelevision)

INTRADE d.o.o.

In the Name of the Family

Luxottica South Eastern Europe Ltd.

MODULOR d.o.o.

NOVO NORDISK Hrvatska d.o.o.

PROARH d.o.o.

Quada-projekt k.d.


URIHO – Ustanova za rehabilitaciju i zapošljavanje osoba s invaliditetom

Nogolica Law Offices

Housing an ‘energetic and motivated team’, boutique firm Nogolica Law Offices handles a broad range of disputes on behalf of domestic and international clients in the real estate, construction and energy sectors. Praised for his ‘remarkable ability to navigate the realm of international disputes’, Toni Nogolica has demonstrable experience in investment and commercial arbitrations, and jointly leads the team alongside expert real estate litigator Ljiljana Nogolica.

Practice head(s):

Toni Nogolica; Ljiljana Nogolica


‘The team stands out as an exceedingly rare example of a truly international law firm in Croatia. Its unique strength lies not only in its ability to adeptly assist clients in navigating complex international disputes, but also in its proficiency in delivering such support across a diverse range of languages.’

‘Toni Nogolica leverages his extensive experience gained from working at prestigious law firms in Paris, affording him a remarkable ability to navigate the realm of international disputes with a level of proficiency rarely witnessed in the Croatian market.’

‘The best team that we have engaged with, as they are very professional and meticulous in preparation of an arbitration case.’

Key clients

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Optimal Sistemi d.o.o.

Croatian Deposit Insurance Agency (SPV za sanaciju d.o.o.)

Green Team Society

ALPRO-ATT d.o.o.

Deutsche Factoring Bank GmbH GmbH & CO.KG

Prljavo Kazalište (Houra grupa d.o.o.)

Nelf Marine Paints B.V.

Cambridge Commodities Ltd

Glovoapp Technology d.o.o. (Glovo)

Work highlights

  • Advised Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as local counsel in claim at ICSID.
  • Represented a Croatian company in an ICC arbitration concerning a distributorship dispute against a multinational company seated in Germany, under German law.
  • Represented a German company in a construction arbitration worth several million euros, under Croatian law.

Vidan Law Office

‘Offering a unique blend of professionalism and efficiency’Vidan Law Office’s practice is led by Hrvoje Vidan, who frequently represents clients before the commercial courts in arbitration proceedings, litigation and take-over disputes. With demonstrable experience across the TMT and publishing sectors, the team handles a broad range of commercial and corporate cases.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Petra Tolj


‘What sets them apart is their exceptional knowledge, remarkable speed in execution, attention to detail, and their proficiency in producing well-documented materials. Vidan Law Office is a standout choice for legal representation, offering a unique blend of professionalism and efficiency.’

‘What sets this practice apart is its exceptional team. Their strengths lie in their deep legal expertise, exceptional problem-solving skills, and a commitment to client success.’