Transport (including shipping) in Croatia

Macesic & Partners LLC

Rijeka-based firm Macesic & Partners LLC 'has a long tradition supporting work in the shipping sector', including on behalf of P&I clubs, shipowners and shipyards. Jointly headed by Anita Krizmanić and the 'professional and responsiveMiran Macesic, the scope of the firm's work in the sector encompasses wet and dry matters, including shipping finance, arrest and enforcement of vessels, bills of lading disputes, and registration of vessels and mortgages. Senior partner Miroljub Maćešić is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anita Krizmanic; Miran Macesic

Testimonials

The firm has a unique knowledge and practice and covers a variety of areas in the sector.

The firm has a long tradition supporting work in the shipping sector.

Miran Macesic is professional and responsive.

Key clients

M/V “THORCO AFRICA”

KAJSTER D.O.O.

MT STI POPLAR

PANAMARIS

HÖEGH LNG

CARONTE & TOURIST ISOLE MINORI S.P.A.

STANDARD CLUB

STEAMSHIP MUTUAL UNDERWRITING

ASSURANCEFORENINGEN SKULD

Work highlights

  • Represented a Slovenian company in a dispute with an English mutual insurance company.
  • Protecting a vessel’s interests in a loss of cargo claim.
  • Advising an Italian shipowner in establishing a new ferry route on the Croatian coast and entering a market over where a state-owned company has a monopoly.

Wolf Theiss - Zagreb branch

Wolf Theiss - Zagreb branch has a 'proven track record' in the transport sector and provides 'detailed and responsive advice' to a wide array of stakeholders on financing and corporate transactions (where it is able to leverage its substantive law expertise in these areas), in addition to operational, regulatory and litigation matters. Ira Perić-Ostojić heads the team out of the firm's Rijeka office and is advising Adriatic Gate across all ongoing shipping and maritime-related matters related to its role as concessionaire of the Rijeka port container terminal.

Practice head(s):

Ira Perić Ostojić

Testimonials

The firm has expertise in the maritime, shipping and services-related fields.

The firm has a proven track record in transport matters.

Ira Perić Ostojić provides advice in a professional, detailed and understandable way.

Luka Tadic-Colic is an outstanding local Croatian law partner that can take the lead on transactions.

Key clients

Adriatic Gate Container Terminal / International Container Terminal Service

American Airlines

Global Ports Holding A.S.

Merk&Merk Yacht Service Tribunj

VTB Bank

Work highlights

  • Assisting American Airlines on setting up a branch office and operations in Croatia.
  • Assisting Adriatic Gate, a unit of the Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services, and concessionaire of the Rijeka Port container terminal, with respect to all ongoing shipping and maritime-related matters.
  • Acting for Global Ports Holding, one of the world’s largest cruise port operators, in the proceedings for the award of the concession of the cruise port passenger terminal Zadar.

KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC

Jointly headed by Danijela Simeunović and Martina PrpićKOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC has niche expertise in relation to aircraft lease and finance. Outside of the aviation sector, other work includes advising Uber on numerous matters related to its entrance into the Croatian market.

Practice head(s):

Danijela Simeunović; Martina Prpić

Key clients

EBRD

PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB d.d.

BANCA IMI

CRÉDIT INDUSTRIELET COMMERCIAL,

OTP Bank Plc.

OTP banka d.d.

SIEMENS BANK GMBH,

ZAGREBAČKA BANKA d.d.

UBER B.V.

GoOpti d.o.o.

Rail Cargo Carrier-Croatia d.o.o.

GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG (existing lessor),

MUFG UNION BANK

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Falko Regional Aircraft

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Tankerska Next Generation

Work highlights

  • Assisted, alongside Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, a group of lenders with the refinancing of Zagreb International Airport concession project.
  • Assisting Uber with 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, as well in administrative litigation proceedings.
  • Advising Tankerska Next Generation on corporate and capital market regulations.

Mamić Perić Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC

Leveraging the firm's full-service expertise, Mamić Perić Reberski Rimac Law Firm LLC provides a range of substantive law expertise, including restructuring, M&A, employment and litigation to numerous transport-related clients. Vladimir Mamic is the principal contact.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Mamić

Key clients

Jadrolinija

TRAIN HUNGARY (Zagreb subsidiary)

Technital S.p.A.

TransAssist d.o.o.

Autotrans shareholders

Work highlights

  • Advised Croatian state-owned sea shipping company Jadrolinija on a major restructuring of the company, which included preparation of an in-depth due diligence report and research of applicable legal provisions in order to comply with Croatian and EU regulatory legislation.
  • Acting for the local subsidiary of Train Hungary on its daily business operations, HR management and employment issues, especially communication with trade unions.
  • Acting for the shareholders on the sale and transfer of business shares in Autotrans to Arriva Hrvatska (Croatian subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn).