Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers > Zagreb, Croatia > Firm Profile

Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers
HR-10000 Zagreb
prilaz Gjure Deželića 19
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers’ three-strong team provides a ‘solutions-oriented’ service to a myriad of stakeholders, including corporates, banks and insurance companies, across a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters including acquisition finance and non-performing loan mandates (on both the buy and sell side). The team is also well co-ordinated with offices throughout the CEE region, enabling it to provide a shared knowledgebase to clients on cross-border mandates and complex EU regulatory mandates.

Practice head(s):

Kresimira Krušlin Ćurić

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘People, diversity and collaboration makes this team better than those of other firms at the market.’

‘Commitment to the client, problem solving and covering of a broad area of business.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

UniCredit Group

Raiffeisenbank Group

Sberbank of Russia

ERSTE Group

EOS Group

EBRD – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

HETA ASSET RESOLUTION (previously HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-BANK INTERNATIONAL)

Volkswagen AG

Monier group

Intesa group

LynxCap Group AG

Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d.

Work highlights

  • Advised OTP (both Croatian and Hungarian banks) on the sale of its insurance company in Croatia to Groupama, a French insurance group.
  • Advised Privredna Banka Zagreb to assess its ISDA portfolio and necessary legal actions due to Brexit in order to comply with regulatory requirements.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Benefiting from an ‘in-depth knowledge of Croatian corporate law and practice’ and also able to draw upon resources and to share knowledge with lawyers from across the firm’s wider CEE network of offices, Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers provides an ‘outstanding service’ to domestic and international clients on Croatian and regional transactions and on work associated with the day-to-day operational concerns of conducting business in the country. Team head Ivan Einwalter is ‘very responsive, experienced and constructive’ and has strong credentials on the buy and sell side of M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors, including banking, tourism and TMT. Dina Vlahov Buhin is ‘very analytical and solutions-oriented’ and has recently handled several TMT-related M&A mandates.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Excellent team, always available and knowledgeable.’

‘The team has an in-depth knowledge of Croatian corporate law and practice, and are well informed of the latest trends in local M&A in the banking sector, all of which was very useful for our company.’

‘Ivan Einwalter is an excellent lawyer, very responsive, experienced and constructive. He creates value for his clients.’

‘I would like to mention Ivan Einwalter as stand-out figure in the Zagreb office. His devotion to the client’s issues, thoroughness, yet with a pragmatic approach give the client a comfort that it is in safe hands.’

‘Both Ivan Einwalter and Dina Vlahov Buhin are excellent partners handling their job in a very professional matter. They communicate exactly, on time with a lot of additional advice for any legal matter I needed. They deliver the job on time and within the expected budget.’

‘Ivan Einwalter and Dina Vlahov Buhin were always available and in a complicated deal, they were always able to propose very efficient solutions in order for the deal to go ahead.’

Dina Vlahov Buhin is an excellent lawyer, very analytical and solution oriented. Her creative problem-solving approach never disappoints.’

‘Vice Mandarić is a point of contact for any complex matter. With his excellent understanding of commercial issues, he is able to solve any legal issue in an understandable way.’

Key clients

TUI Group

Phillip Morris

ANDRITZ AG

TELIA COMPANY AB

S IMMO

Johnson & Johnson S.A.

NETS CEE d.o.o.

Weinhandl & Co

Runs Like Butter

ALCA ZAGREB d.o.o.

OTP Group

B.S.A. International (Lactalis group holding company)

AVS GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised TUI and its subsidiary TUI Travel Overseas Holdings Ltd on a complex transaction of (i) the acquisition of a group of companies in Croatia from its joint venture partners, Fortenova Group (ex Agrokor) and Karisma Resorts International S.A., and (ii) TUI’s simultaneous disposal of 50% of shares in a Panamanian group of companies held by Karisma Hotels Caribbean S.A. to Karisma Resorts International S.A
  • Advised Weinhandl & Co and its related parties on the acquisition of (i) 100% of shares in HETA Asset Resolution Croatia d.o.o., a regulated leasing company, and (ii) indirect acquisition of 100% of shares in Alpe Adria Poslovodstvo d.o.o. and EPSILON GRAĐENJE d.o.o. from HAR GmbH, an affiliate of HETA Asset Resolution AG, as well as (iii) a cross-border performing/non-performing loan portfolio booked in HETA Asset Resolution AG.
  • Advising B.S.A. International as a majority shareholder of listed company Dukat d.d., in respect of relations with minority shareholders and contemplated ‘squeeze-out’ as well as subsequent delisting from the Zagreb stock exchange.

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

While it is active across a range of commercial disputes, Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers is particularly well regarded for its representation of financial institutions in high-value mandates. The ‘exceptional’ Vice Mandarić heads the team and is ‘capable of finding out-of-the-box, innovative but straightforward solutions to the most complex legal issues’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Vice Mandarić is an exceptional lawyer who is capable of finding out-of-the-box, innovative but straightforward solutions to the most complex legal issues. With a great understanding of how the legal system in Croatia works, and a commercial way of thinking, he is certainly MVP and man of the hour in Schoenherr’s dispute resolution team.’

‘Vice Mandarić is recommended.’

‘Vice Mandarić is highly skilled in commercial and public procurement law, as well as in dispute resolution. He has been acting as a transactional lawyer as well, which is of additional benefit in understanding and solving commercial disputes.’

Key clients

PHILIP MORRIS

B.S.A. International S.A

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

AGRAGOLD Brcko, Pig Improvement Company (UK), AGRAGOLD d.o.o. Zagreb, Instan-tina Nahrungsmittel Entwicklungs- und Produktions-Ges.m.b.H.

TUI Travel House, Sunsail Adriatic, TUI

Team System Infocom

PRINTEC

GASFIN S.A.

VELIT INSTALACIJA d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising BSA International in a dispute with a former shareholder regarding squeeze-out compensation.
  • Defended Daimler AG, which had been sued by a former high-level employee for damages over the employee’s alleged unlawful dismissal.

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 2

At Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers, Petra Šantić has comprehensive regulatory knowledge relating to energy and environmental law and regularly provides vital input on transactional work relating to a range of conventional and renewable energy projects. Another core area of Šantić’s practice is her work for international and domestic bidders across all stages of procurement procedures in Croatia.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

S IMMO AG

Montenegro’s Electrical Power Company’s (EPCG)

Work highlights

  • Advising Montenegro’s Electrical Power Company’s (EPCG) on entering into a joint venture with Austrian Ivicom for developing a 50MW wind power project Green Gvozd.
  • Advised S IMMO AG on the acquisition of an office building, located in the proximity of the Zagreb city centre.

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Benefiting from ‘extensive experience‘ and a ‘very analytical approach‘, which draws upon a deep pool of knowledge gleaned from international offices and complementary practice areas, Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers is well-suited to advising international investors and developers on their Croatia-related real estate/construction work. ‘Outstanding’ team head Ksenija Šourek is regularly involved in large-scale retail and tourism-related matters, as well as providing ongoing advice, including in relation to lease negotiations. As well as her legal aptitude, Sourek’s language skills in German and English are an extra value add to international clients.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Accessibility and dedication for client problems.’

‘They know to listen, think 2-3 steps ahead, including on potential consequences and provide good suggestions for work-arounds.’

‘The individuals we work with have extensive experience in legal issues related to real estate, and their approach is very analytical.’

‘Schoenherr is able to cover all aspects of any transaction. You can be certain that any question that comes up during a transaction will be covered by a member of the Schoenherr team.’

‘Schoenherr has excellent real estate and construction expertise.’

‘Ksenija Šourek is our go-to lawyer whenever we have any real estate-related questions. She is not only excellent at what she does, but her level of commitment and 24/7 availability really makes her stand out. Another advantage of working with Šourek is that she works equally great in German, English or Croatian.’

‘The quality of Ksenija Šourek’s work is always outstanding!’

‘Ksenija Šourek effectively manages any kind of deadline, she is an expert in her legal area but also manages any inter-disciplinary questions.’

Key clients

LIDL

S IMMO Group

FACC Operations GmbH

UNIQA Real Estate GmbH

AmRest Adria

Xprimia AG

TUI Group

Studenac d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Regularly advising LIDL since its market entry in 2001 on real estate acquisitions and various real estate aspects of development and operation of LIDL stores in Croatia.
  • Advised real estate investment company S IMMO AG on the acquisition from CA Immo of the Class A office building – ‘Zagrebtower’, located in the Zagreb’s business district, with a lettable area of approx. 25,900 sqm.
  • Advised FACC on the acquisition of the construction land in the proximity of the City of Zagreb and is currently advising the client on the development of a production plant on the land in question.

Croatia > EU and competition Tier 3

Benefiting from ‘in-depth knowledge of the competition principles and case law’ and also able to effectively leverage its CEE/SEE resources, Schoenherr in cooperation with Croatian lawyers is well-placed to advise on purely domestic and multi-jurisdictional matters. ‘Creative and solutions-oriented’  team head Ana Mihaljević (Marjančić) regularly advises on compliance issues, as well as merger control matters.

Practice head(s):

Ana Mihaljević (Marjančić)

Testimonials

The team has in-depth knowledge of the competition principles and case law. On the top of it, some of the work included several jurisdictions.’

The team is very committed, proactive and will always do its best to achieve the optimal results for the client.’

‘Ana Mihaljević (Marjančić) is an extremely competent and hardworking lawyer. She thinks strategically and has exceptional communication skills. She also has a very profound knowledge when it comes to competition, and is very responsive and easy to work with.’

‘Ana Mihaljević (Marjančić) is reliable, creative, and solutions-oriented.’

Key clients

Philip Morris Zagreb d.o.o.

HRANA-TEC d.o.o.

TUI AG

Intersnack

SIMMO AG

Polleo Adria d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Providing regular competition law advice to Philip Morris in Croatia, including on the impact of the new Unfair Trading Practices Act, falling under the competences of the Croatian Competition Agency.
  • Advised Polleo Adria on compliance matters related with placing of their products on the Croatian market.
  • Provided the competition law advice pursuant to TUI AG/TUI TRAVEL OVERSEAS HOLDINGS LIMITED (TUI AG subsidiary)’s intended purchase of Karisma Hotels Adriatic Group of companies from Fortenova Group (exAgrokor) and Karisma Resorts International S.A.

The firm: Schoenherr is a leading full service law firm, with 15 offices and several country desks in the Central and Eastern Europe. As one of the first international law firms to move into CEE/SEE, the firm has grown to be one of the largest firms in the region.

Schoenherr commenced its activities in Croatia in 2001. Initially with a strong focus on M&A, the office profited from the thriving economic activity in Croatia at the beginning of the millennium. Schoenherr, together with independent Croatian lawyers, was involved in most of the headline deals, including privatisations in the insurance and energy industries (gas utilities), private to private transactions in the insurance and banking sectors, and foreign investment in the pharmaceuticals and food trading industries. Building on this early success, Schoenherr has acted for many of the large real estate investors attracted to Croatia in recent years. In line with market developments, the office has recently experienced a rapid expansion of its banking & finance practice.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main practice areas are corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, competition,  labour and employment, intellectual property, insolvency and restructuring and privatisation projects and energy.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Kresimira Kruslin Curic
Commercial, corporate, M&A Luka Lopicic
Commercial, corporate, M&A Ivan Einwalter
Dispute resolution Vice Mandaric
Employment Dina Vlahov-Buhin
EU and competition Ana Mihaljevic (Marjancic)
Intellectual property Dina Vlahov-Buhin
Privatisation, projects and energy Petra Santic
Real estate and construction Ksenija Sourek
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Bosnian
Croatian
English
Serbian
Other office : Austria (HQ)
Other office : Belgium/EU
Other office : Bulgaria
Other office : Czech Republic
Other office : Hungary
Other office : Moldova
Other office : Montenegro
Other office : Poland
Other office : Romania
Other office : Serbia
Other office : Slovakia
Other office : Slovenia
Other office : Turkey
Other office : Albania
Other office : Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other office : North Macedonia
Other office : Ukraine

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