Dispute resolution in Croatia

Šavoric & Partners

Šavorić & Partners handles a significant amount of contentious work for its extensive roster of domestic and international corporate clients, including as it relates to shareholder cases, employment controversy and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Lovro Gašparac has a strong reputation for financial institutions on debt enforcement and other litigation; he continues to represent Addiko Bank in a high-profile collective dispute which is pending against all Croatian major banks (including Addiko), regarding the use of a variable interest rate and foreign exchange clause in all Swiss Franc-denominated consumer loans. The 'very proactive and commercially-orientedBranko Bulat excels in handling real estate transactions and is also regularly engaged in any disputes that subsequently arise.

Practice head(s):

Boris Šavorić; Lovro Gašparac; Branko Bulat

Testimonials

The team always responds in a very swift and professional manner.

Branko Bulat is a leading practitioner in real estate and has a very proactive and commercially-oriented approach.

Key clients

Suez International

IKEA

GTC

Addiko Bank d.d.

Work highlights

  • Representing Suez International in litigation related to pre-bankruptcy of its consortium partner in one of the major Croatian wastewater treatment projects, as well as in subsequent preliminary bankruptcy proceeding initiated with regard to the respective entity.
  • Representing Ikea Hrvatska and Ingka Centres Croatia in litigation proceedings concerning Ikea’s further project developments in Croatia.
  • Acting for Addiko Bank in a collective dispute which is pending against all Croatian major banks (including Addiko), concerning a variable interest rate and foreign exchange clause in all CHF consumer loans.

Babic & Partners Law Firm

Led by the 'clear and responsiveIva BasaricBabic & Partners Law Firm has a strong reputation among international corporates, some of which appreciate the firm's ability to 'clarify sometimes complex Croatian legal points for an Anglo-Saxon audience'. The scope of work runs the gamut from complex corporate disputes through to employment litigation (including harassment and discrimination claims) and product liability matters.

Practice head(s):

Iva Basaric

Testimonials

Iva Basaric combines outstanding legal capabilities with perfect English skills.

Iva Basaric provides timely, accurate, detail-oriented advice.

Iva Basaric provides clear and responsive advice.

The team clarifies sometimes complex Croatian legal points for an Anglo-Saxon audience.

Key clients

DuPont Pioneer

Glencore

Krüger

Magyar Suzuki Corporation

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka

Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic is a 'trusted adviser' to many international corporates on their business dealings in Croatia and is consequently regularly instructed across a range of litigation, including on debt enforcement matters and shareholder disputes. Real estate and energy are particularly fertile sectors for disputes work handled by the team. Senior associate Ana-Marija Grubišić Čabraja handles the day-to-day running of the practice and excels at handling enforcement actions related to NPL acquisitions, as well as public procurement disputes. Hana Renić Henig is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Marija Grubišić Čabraja; Emir Bahtijarević

Testimonials

A trusted adviser.

Key clients

Scania

Heineken Croatia

Deutsche Bahn (APP – Auto Prijevozno Poduzeće)

EGO Group (Elektro- kontakt)

Dogus Marina Dalmacija

Marbo (PepsiCo)

Work highlights

  • Represents Scania in multiple debt collection cases against several Croatian companies.
  • Representing Heineken in several disputes, relating to real estate, insurance, employment and IP matters.
  • Acting for various clients in litigation relating to the extraordinary management procedure involving Agrokor.

Hanzekovic & Partners

The 'proactive and commercial' team at Hanzekovic & Partners has a 'tremendous pedigree' for handling high-volume debt enforcement and collection matters. The firm is also noted for its expertise at navigating complex FIDIC-related construction disputes, where the 'experienced and very knowledgeable' Jasminka Čorda Truhar is the key name. Domagoj Truhar is noted for commercial litigation and administrative law matters.

Practice head(s):

Dora Hanžeković; Domagoj Truhar; Damir Metelko

Testimonials

As the biggest law firm in Croatia, they have successfully supported our business with versatile and responsive legal teams in both commercial and debt recovery matters.

The team is proactive and commercial.

The team has a tremendous pedigree in the space.

It is a large firm which can offer knowledge on a large number of law issues.

The firm has shown excellent skills also in mediation and other types of alternative dispute resolution.

Damir Metelko delivers excellent legal advice and guidance, successfully anticipating our needs and changes in the market.

Josipa Mrklić is accessible and pragmatic.

Jasminka Čorda Truhar is experienced and very knowledgeable.

Key clients

ZAGREBAČKA BANKA d.d.

ERSTE&STEIERMÄRKISCHE BANK d.d.

CITY OF ZAGREB

ZAGREBAČKI HOLDING d.o.o.

HRVATSKE AUTOCESTE d.o.o.

ERSTE CARD CLUB d.o.o.

CROATIA OSIGURANJE d.d.

OSIJEK-KOTEKS d.d.

GENERAL HOSPITAL ŠIBENIK

TOWN OF KLANJEC

HRVATSKA POŠTANSKA BANKA d.d.

GET NEKRETNINE d.o.o.

SOCIETE GENERALE – SPLITSKA BANKA d.d.

ALLIANZ d.d.

PODRAVSKA BANKA d.d.

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES BALTAZAR ZAPREŠIĆ

Hrvatska radiotelevizija

ZRAČNA LUKA ZAGREB, d.o.o.

GRADSKO STAMBENO KOMUNALNO GOSPODARSTVO d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing the claimant in arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Economy for claims arising from a construction contract concerning a wastewater treatment plant in Karlovac.
  • Representing the Town of Klanjec in a case which involves alleged illegal mineral exploitation.
  • Acting for a claimant in arbitration proceedings before the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce for claims arising from a construction contract regarding the construction of the Sarajevo Bypass.

Madirazza & Partners

Madirazza & Partners has an excellent track record for energy, telecoms and financial services companies in litigation before the commercial courts, as well as in arbitration. Josip Madirazza has recently handled numerous cases for banking clients, including successfully securing an arbitral award for UniCredit Bank Austria in a dispute arising from its role as one of the syndicated banks on the financing of a major domestic PPP project. The firm is also regularly involved in large debt collection cases, including its ongoing work for the Croatian public broadcaster, Hrvatska radiotelevizija, on its collection of unpaid service fees from companies and private individuals.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Ivan Madirazza

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Hrvatska radiotelevizija

Croatia osiguranje d.d.

Work highlights

  • Representing UniCredit Bank Austria in an arbitration regarding a troubled PPP aimed at constructing a sports hall and business premises in Split (Spaladium Arena).
  • Acting for VTB Bank (Europe) and two affiliated financial institutions in litigation to determine the €300m claims on the basis of guarantees granted by operating companies of the Agrokor group.
  • Representing the public broadcaster in Croatia (HRT – Croatian Radio-Television) to enforce payment of unpaid service fees from companies and private individuals in more than 130,000 cases.

Wolf Theiss - Zagreb branch

Led by Dalibor ValinčićWolf Theiss - Zagreb branch's six-strong team has the strength-in-depth to handle a range of commercial disputes and international arbitrations for an impressive roster of multinational corporates, including KIA Motors, Exxon Mobil and Shire International. Valinčić is noted for his 'very effective advocacy', which has seen him secure arbitration successes involving clients from the oil and gas, hospitality and food and beverages sectors.

Practice head(s):

Dalibor Valinčić

Testimonials

Personal touch, knowledge and expertise of team.

The team is approachable, committed and offer a personal touch that gives us, as a company, real peace of mind knowing that we are in capable hands.

Dalibor Valinčić is a very effective advocate.

Key clients

Alucom s.r.o.

Bavaria NV

Boogie Production

ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical

Faunus GmbH and Faunus Selva k.d.

Formosa International Hotels Corporation

Kairos Travel

KIA Motors Corporation

One Traveller

ROCA Croatia d.d.

Rudopolje Moje

Shire International

TAP Air Portugal

TOP Line

Avex TCF Limited

Merk & Merk Jahte Servis Tribunj

Loxley Public Company Limited

Nichel e Leghe S.p.A.

Bolidt

Kunststoftoepassing B.V.

Interseroh

MediaCom

Commercial Metals Company

Termoblok d.o.o.

Rütgers Germany GmbH

Work highlights

  • Acting for KIA Motors on the Croatian front, together with their Belgian counsel Liedekerke WoltersWaelbroeck Kirkpatrick, in a European-wide effort to collect a substantial amount of cash from one of KIA’s largest European distributors.
  • Representing the association Rudopolje Moje in a dispute with the local government unit concerning the operation of Croatia’s longest zipline.
  • Acting for ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical in the recognition and enforcement of a Belgian award in Croatia against its former local distributor.

Žurić i Partneri

Able to draw upon the expertise of a 'large number of experienced litigators', including co-heads Edin Karakaš and Miroslav PlašćarŽurić i Partneri provides a 'responsive, solution-oriented and proactive' service to international and domestic corporates across a wide range of litigation. As well as complex commercial disputes, the firm also has a strong track record representing clients in international arbitrations as well as administrative proceedings and contentious public procurement matters. The team is particularly accomplished handling disputes related to highly regulated sectors including telecoms, transport and financial services.

Practice head(s):

Edin Karakaš; Miroslav Plašćar

Testimonials

Their wide knowledge of judicial practice is up to date and the level of engagement in disputes undeniable.

The team includes a large number of experienced litigators.

Responsive, solution-oriented and proactive.

Andrijana Kaštelan, Vedran Kopilović and Maja Skansi are very practical and quick thinking, with very wide knowledge in the dispute resolution arena.

Key clients

CROATIAN EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION

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

Led by Sanrda LisacBardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)'s dispute resolution team has been particularly active of late handling matters within the financial services sector. Most notable of these is its continued representation of Austria-based Erste Group Bank in an international arbitration claim against the Republic of Croatia relating to a series of adverse legislative measures adopted with retroactive effect, culminating in the compulsory conversion of certain Croatian Kuna-denominated but Swiss Franc-indexed financial instruments, issued by banks operating in Croatia at their expense. Other areas of expertise include product liability matters.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Lisac

Key clients

AIG

Gradski Centar d.o.o.

HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG (former Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank International)

Johnson & Johnson

Erste Group Bank AG

Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG

Erste Steiermärkische Bank d.d.

Rockspring

Ecowind

DePuy International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a leading foreign bank on the Act on Nullity of Loan Agreements with international elements.
  • Representing Erste Group Bank in a dispute arising from a series of adverse legislative measures (in the form of amendments to the Consumer Credit Act and the Credit Institutions Act) adopted with retroactive effect.  
  • Defending a US multinational client against several out-of-court product liability claims and against claims filed before the state courts.

Law firm Bekina, Škurla, Durmiš and Spajic Ltd

Law firm Bekina, Škurla, Durmiš and Spajic Ltd has a 'high level of knowledge' across a wide array of commercial and administrative disputes for domestic and international clients from the financial services and energy sectors, among others. Jointly headed by Branimir Škurla and Hrvoje Spajic, the team also has experience for clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings against the Republic of Croatia.

Practice head(s):

Branimir Škurla; Hrvoje Spajić

Testimonials

The team is very flexible and available, and well connected to the local market.

The team has a high level of knowledge.

Branimir Škurla, Izabela Beber and Goran Durmiš are professional, responsible, experienced attorneys with a high level of professional knowledge with whom it was a pleasure to do business.

Macesic & Partners LLC

Rijeka-based firm Macesic & Partners LLC has 'unparalleled expertise for handling maritime-related disputes' on behalf of P&I clubs, shipowners and shipyards. While the firm's maritime-related work is still the dominant feature of its litigation group, it is also increasingly active representing clients within the energy and financial services sectors. Miroljub Maćešić is the team head.

Practice head(s):

Miroljub Maćešić

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.

Erste & Steiermarkische bank d.d.

Work highlights

  • Defended Raiffeisenbank and Reiffeisen Consulting in a dispute related to €13.4m damage compensation.
  • Represented Erste & Steiermarkische Bank in a €200,000 unjust enrichment dispute.
  • Defending Erste & Steiermarkische Bank in a dispute regarding identity theft and debenture forgery.

Mamić Perić Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC

Mamić Perić Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC has a particularly strong reputation representing municipalities and state-owned companies across a range of litigation and arbitration, including those relating to employment law and construction contracts. In the private sector, the team is also well versed at handling debt collection work for financial services companies.

Practice head(s):

Natalija Perić; Vladimir Mamić

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.

City of Zagreb

Zagrebački holding d.o.o. – ZGH (Zagreb City Holding)

City of Slavonski Brod

HŽ Putnički prijevoz d.o.o.

TRAIN HUNGARY – Zagreb subsidiary

Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor d.d. and NOVA KBM GROUP members

Work highlights

  • Representing the City of Zagreb in a number of diverse litigation procedures, including defending it in a highly complex and high-value litigation procedure initiated by a Croatian company regarding damage compensation related to the construction of roads.
  • Representing Zagreb City Holding in numerous judicial proceedings, including most recently in a high-value litigation procedure with the largest telecoms operator in the Republic of Croatia regarding the resolution of property rights over the distribution telecoms infrastructure (determination of ownership over the distribution telecoms infrastructure and payment of fees for usage of the respective infrastructure).
  •   Acting for HŽ Putnički prijevoz (Croatian Railways company for passenger transport) in more than 70 judicial proceedings related to the resolution of complex disputes with labour unions and collective law suits, in judicial proceedings for compensation of damages, disputes related to non-discrimination law and in commercial law disputes.

Ostermann & Partners LLP

Led by managing partner Mojmir Ostermann, the 'extremely focused' team at Ostermann & Partners LLP is 'able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts' to domestic and international corporates across the gamut of commercial disputes. The 'very knowledgeable' Ostermann has particular expertise in the telecoms sector, and recently successfully secured a notable victory at first instance for leading mobile operator A1 Hrvatska in one of the cases brought against it by incumbent, Croatian Telecom.

Practice head(s):

Mojmir Ostermann

Testimonials

Extreme responsiveness and a hands-on approach is something that truly differentiates this law firm.

It is the best firm I have dealt with; their client focus and in-depth legal knowledge make for smooth interaction.

The extremely focused team is able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts.

Mojmir Ostermann is an outstanding litigator who has developed an excellent reputation in the telecoms sector.

Mila Selak is a wonderful example of a strong female leader. Other than being a true expert in this sector, her affable approach is what makes Ostermann & Partners more than pleasant to work with.

Key clients

A1 Hrvatska (formerly: VIPnet)

Agrokor

Ledo

Jamnica

Tisak

HETA Asset Resolution

Ikea

Osijek-Koteks

Kamen-Psunj

Work highlights

  • Representing a leading mobile operator A1 Hrvatska, as the defendant, in three proceedings amounting to over €30m brought by incumbent Croatian Telecom (Deutsche Telekom subsidiary) for liquidated damages and delivery of documentation in respect of the electronic communications infrastructure.
  • Represented Agrokor and Fortenova Group subsidiaries in disputes related to their corporate governance, this being a consequence of the opening of the extraordinary administration procedure over Agrokor.
  • Acting for Heta Asset Resolution in debt collection, insolvency and enforcement actions against its debtors.

Porobija & Porobija

Instructed on a standalone basis, as well as from its strong roster of institutional corporate clients from the finance, energy and telecoms sectors, Porobija & Porobija handles a range of disputes work, including as it relates to employment, contractual, administrative and IP litigation. Boris Porobija is the main contact.

Bradvica Marić Wahl Cesarec

The 'responsive and efficient' team at Bradvica Marić Wahl Cesarec has already gained significant market penetration since its establishment at the beginning of 2017. As well as involvement across a range of commercial disputes - particularly for clients in highly regulated industries - the team also has a strong reputation for contentious EU and competition cases, including state aid and cartel infringements. The 'verstrategicMislav Bradvica is an 'excellent litigator' with substantial experience in the telecoms and digital media industries.

Practice head(s):

Mislav Bradvica; Neven Marić; Branko Skerlev

Testimonials

The team implements European standards of law and behavior in every aspect of the Croatian judiciary system.

The team is responsive and efficient.

Mislav Bradvica is a top lawyer and major strength of the firm.

Mislav Bradvica is very strategic.

Mislav Bradvica is an excellent litigator.

Neven Marić is very experienced and well-equipped to handle disputes.

Key clients

Totalna Televizija

Tisak

Ledo

BAT/TDR

HT Produkcija

Securitas Hrvatska

Kolektor Koling

Förch d.o.o.

Sales Peritias d.o.o.

Elektro Imber and Fortis Projekt

Brita GmbH

Scent Global Ltd

B&P Power

Alta Skladi

Aleja Finance

Work highlights

  • Representing BAT/TDR in appeal proceedings against the settlement rendered within the extraordinary administration procedure over the former Agrokor Group.
  • Representing Slovenian construction and civil engineering company, Kolektor Koling, in multiple disputes with the municipality of the towns of Petrinja and Varaždin regarding the construction of the municipal sewage, drainage and water purification system.
  • Representing Förch in all current employment disputes.

Law Firm Ecimovic & Kaleb LLC

Combining a 'strong knowledge of the law, with creativity and a high level of professionalism on every level', Law Firm Ecimovic & Kaleb LLC is well regarded by domestic businesses, in particular, across a wide range of disputes, including debt enforcement and insolvency-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Kaleb; Josip Ećimović

Testimonials

The innovative and business-friendly way of resolving legal issues while leaving no stone unturned is what makes the practice of the Law Firm Ećimović & Kaleb unique.

Strong knowledge of the law, with creativity and a high level of professionalism on every level.

Josip Ećimović always strove to provide us with the widest possible range of viable options in any issue, showing a great understanding of our business necessities while protecting our legal interests.

Work highlights

  • Representing a leasing company in liquidation in various pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing a construction company in an enforcement claim.
  • Representing a transportation company in a mediation procedure in front of the High Commercial Court of the Republic of Croatia.

Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd

Led by the 'responsive and professionalBeata Glinska  and leveraging its expertise on the front-end of often complex corporate, real estate and finance transactions, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd displays 'strong subject matter knowledge', as well as an excellent perspective of the machinations of the local litigation and arbitration system.

Practice head(s):

Beata Glinska

Testimonials

The team has strong subject matter knowledge.

Beata Glinska is responsive and professional.

Key clients

EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o.

KAUFMANN & HOMANN d.o.o.

HERVIS d.o.o.

SNOWFALL AB

RIXECKER INVESTMENT KG

WYG Savjetovanje d.o.o.

IR REAL ESTATE LEASING d.o.o. u likvidaciji

SGS ADRIATICA d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing Kaufmann & Hofmann across a range of litigation, including a dispute regarding the preparation and delivery of project documentation related to the construction of City Center One Split.
  • Acting for SGS ADRIATICA across a range of matters, including litigation relating to enforcement proceedings, and bankruptcy matters.

Gugic, Kovacic & Krivic law firm

Gugić, Kovačić & Krivić law firm provides 'high-quality legal advice on complex matters' involving banking and insurance clients, in particular. The scope of the work includes advice on employment, insolvency and enforcement and general commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Damjan Krivić, Lovro Kovačić and Trpimir Gugić

Testimonials

Lovro Kovačić is a very experienced and wise lawyer with a highly professional approach.

Besides his excellent knowledge and expertise across local and EU law, Lovro Kovačić impresses as a result of his assertive behaviour, discipline, patience, respectfulness and trustworthiness.

The firm provides high-quality legal advice on complex matters.

Key clients

ERSTE & STEIERMÄRKISCHE BANK

Sberbank

Hrvatski ured za osiguranje (Croatian Insurance Bureau)

TRIGLAV OSIGURANJE d. d. (TRIGLAV INSURANCE Company Ltd.)

Samsung Electronics Austria Gmbh

ROCHE d.o.o. (Roche Ltd)

ALLIANZ ZAGREB d.d.

ALCA ZAGREB d.o.o.

Raiffeisen Mandatory and Voluntary Pension Funds Management Company

Work highlights

  • Representing Erste & Steiermärkische Bank in various high-value disputes (more than 200 cases) before the competent courts in Croatia.
  • Represents Sberbank in various disputes before the Commercial Court in Zagreb.
  • Acting for Triglav Insurance Company in various high-value damages cases and labour disputes (more than 50 cases) before the competent courts in Croatia.

Kallay & Partners Ltd.

Kallay & Partners Ltd. has a particularly strong reputation handling debt collection and enforcement work for financial institutions. Other areas of expertise include pre-bankruptcy-related litigation, contractual disputes and contentious public procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Marko Kallay; Ivna Medić; Ivan Matić

Testimonials

The firm is fully dedicated to achieving the best economic results for its clients by combining maximum legal pressure and an open-minded approach which keeps the doors open to negotiate fast and fair solutions that are acceptable to both sides.

Marko Kallay and Ivan Matić focus on the overall goals for our banking group as clients, they manage hundreds of cases and the clients’ interest is the “driver” of their efforts and activities.

KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC

Jointly headed by Dinka Kovačević and Martina PrpićKOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC represents domestic and international corporates across a broad array of disputes, including shareholder litigation, contentious employment matters and misdemeanour proceedings. Prpić is particularly skilled at handling arbitration matters and also has niche expertise in relation to contentious competition matters.

Practice head(s):

Martina Prpić; Dinka Kovačević

Key clients

RWE/innogy group companies in Croatia

SÜZER HOLDİNG ANONİM ŞİRKETİ

BUTAN PLIN d.o.o.

ORTOPADOVA S.A.S. DI CAMPAGNARO NICOLETTA & C.

UBER B.V.

ZAGORSKI VODOVOD d.o.o.

Shareholders of ELEKTROPROJEKT d.d.

OTP Banka d.d.

SIGNIFY ROMANIA SRL

Xella Porobeton HR d.o.o. in liquidation and Ytong porobeton d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representation of Süzer Holding Anonim Şirketi, Istanbul, a sole shareholder of KentBank, in a dispute before the Commercial Court in Zagreb regarding the re-evaluation of the amount of severance payment for minority shareholders.
  • Acting for Butan Plin d.o.o. on debt enforcement matters and in a number or misdemeanour and employment-related litigation proceedings.
  • Acting for Uber on its entry to the Croatian market by providing legal support and representation to dozens of its local partners (independent contractors) in misdemeanour and administrative proceedings.

Law Office Lacmanovic

Although it is relatively small, Law Office Lacmanovic punches above its weight and receives a range of instructions from clients in the real estate and finance sectors, in particular, relating to debt enforcement, insolvency and pre-insolvency proceedings and corporate litigation. Team head Natalija Lacmanovic has a 'good commercial understanding of the underlying issues', and is particularly noted for her expertise in litigation flowing from NPL transactions.

Practice head(s):

Natalija Lacmanovic 

Testimonials

Hands on and easy to work with.

Natalija Lacmanovic provides clear and practical legal advice.

Natalija Lacmanovic has a good commercial understanding of the underlying issues.

Key clients

IMMOFINANZ AG

Austria Bio Garantie GmbH

RUAG Schweiz AG

Q.C.M. camo plus AG

Work highlights

  • Representing Immofinanz in enforcement, bankruptcy and litigation proceedings.
  • Representing Austria Bio Garantie across a number of enforcement proceedings, insolvencies and litigation, with respect to debt collection and protection of the client’s rights under the agreements on certification.
  • Acted for Ruag Schweiz in debt collection and pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings and in litigation against the debtor European Coastal Airlines.

Matekovic Law Firm

Matekovic Law Firm provides a 'proactive and solution-oriented service' to a range of clients from the pharmaceutical, construction, media and finance space. Headed by the 'very detail-oriented and knowledgeableKrešimir Mateković, the scope of the firm's litigation work is broad and includes copyright litigation, contractual disputes, debt enforcement and tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Krešimir Mateković

Testimonials

The firm is experienced in the field of construction law and we feel that we are in good hands in such court cases.

The team provides a proactive and solution-oriented service.

Krešimir Mateković is an experienced lawyer in the field of architectural design, construction and debt collection law fields.

Krešimir Mateković is very detail oriented and knowledgeable.

Key clients

Adriatic Luxury Development

Asura Multiservis

Aquanautica

Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A.

China Dynamics (Holdings) Limited

Heta Asset Resolution

Luxottica South Eastern Europe

Luxottica Group

NOVO NORDISK Hrvatska

Omya S.p.A. 1

Proarh tri

Raiffeisen – Leasing

Renesola

RL – ETA

RL GAMMA

RL BETA

RL Jankomir

Sanofi Aventis Groupe

Sanofi – Aventis Croatia

Sioil

Shire

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Work highlights

  • Representing Croatian Radiotelevision, national broadcasting company in pending and new disputes regarding reimbursement of damages based on copyrights against the three publishers of Croatian web portals.
  • Successfully represented Croatian architectural design company Proarh in a dispute with Rimac Automobiles.
  • Acting for Luxottica South Eastern Europe in a tax dispute.

Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers

Led by the 'pragmatic and innovativeVice MandarićSchoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers provides 'timely and high-quality advice' to international corporates engaged in commercial, labour law disputes and insolvency-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Vice Mandarić

Testimonials

Excellent understanding of international employment disputes.

Very modern, pro-active thinking team, with a lot of networking skills.

Their approach and willingness to cooperate, as well as their efficiency is very good and appreciated.

The team provides timely and high-quality advice.

Vice Mandarić is pragmatic and innovative.

 

Key clients

JOHNSON & JOHNSON S.E.

DS SMITH UNIJAPAPIR CROATIA

ALCA ZAGREB

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

Bobar banka a.d. Bijeljina

TUI Travel House, Sunsail Adriatic, TUI

Team System Infocom

PRINTEC

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Printec Croatia in litigation with the largest Croatian insurance company, Croatia Osiguranje.
  • Successfully defended Johnson & Johnson against a claim by a former employee alleging wrongful termination of employment.
  • Successfully defended DS Smith Unijapapir in a labour dispute with the former head of its regional office.

Vidan Law Office

The 'exceptional' team at Vidan Law Office handles a range of litigation for domestic and international clients, including in corporate disputes (including takeover and shareholder disputes), employment litigation and IP infringement matters. Name partner Hrvoje Vidan is the principal contact.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Testimonials

The team has a focus on clients’ needs, transparency and efficiency.

The team is exceptional.

Hrvoje Vidan is an expert with in-depth knowledge in many fields of law.

Key clients

Die Zeit

Work highlights

  • Representing German media company, die Zeit, in a €30m dispute.