Mario Krka > Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka > Zagreb, Croatia > Lawyer Profile

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka
EUROTOWER
IVANA LUCICA 2A, 18TH FLOOR
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Work Department

Competition and Antitrust, Corporate and Commercial, M&A

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Mario, the head of our competition law team, is regularly involved in commercial and corporate law, including M&A, especially in the field of energy and media.

As one of the leading competition lawyers in Croatia, Mario has wide experience in all segments, from notifications of concentrations even in the most complex transactions, successful representation in proceedings instigated for the purpose of proving prohibited agreements, concerted practices, and abuse of dominant position to daily provision of professional advice and customized training for corporate clients. Since the start of his career, he has been involved in commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as project financing and real estate law.

Given the wide range of his activities, he collaborates with clients from various industries, including telecommunications, pharmacy, higher education, etc. He is a regular speaker at numerous conferences, especially those examining competition law. He is also the co-author of a book on distribution rights, and he was a member of the task force for the drafting of the Act on Actions for Damages Resulting from Competition Law Infringements.

Languages

Croatian, English, Italian, German

Memberships

Croatian Bar Association

Education

Master of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia
MLB, Bucerius Law School and Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Personal

English (court interpreter)

Italian (court interpreter)

Lawyer Rankings

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

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Croatia > EU and competition

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Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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The ‘commercially very strong’ four-partner team at Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka has an excellent reputation among international and domestic corporates, including many within highly regulated industries, as a result of its ability to provide a one-stop-shop service across the spectrum of day-to-day commercial/operational requirements, as well as on discrete standalone projects. The firm also has ‘an excellent understanding of the M&A process’ –  including numerous recent high-profile mandates in the IT sector – and adds value by virtue of its ability to provide competition law advice if necessary, an area for which name partner Mario Krka is particularly well regarded. Team head Damir Topić is appreciated for his ‘problem-solving approach’, a quality that he implements to good effect on behalf of clients in many complex cross-border M&A mandates. The ‘very able and smart’ Ema Menđušić Škugor handles the day-to-day operational needs of many of the firm’s key clients, including those within the insurance and telecoms sectors. As well as being a key support to German clients, as result of German language fluency, Marina Kovač Krka also excels at providing corporate and M&A support to energy sector clients. At an associate level, the ‘solutions-oriented’ Dina Salapićis very responsive and has great technical knowledge’.