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

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Damir Topić is the Head of the M&A team and Head of the banking, finance, and capital markets team. His core interest is in representing strategic and private equity clients in complex cross-border and domestic transactions, including company takeovers, acquisitions and mergers, sales, recapitalisations, and joint ventures and investments.

As one of the leading Croatian lawyers in the field of mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate law, Damir has been involved in some of the largest and most significant Croatian and regional transactions. He has represented clients from various industries, including telecommunications, media, FMCG, IT, banking, tourism, etc. Additionally, his has considerable experience in advising clients on company management, privatization, and concessions. Damir also provides international financial institutions and clients with valuable advice on IPOs, listings, and securities issues.

Languages

Croatian, English

Memberships

Croatian Bar Association, IBA

Education

Master of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Lawyer Rankings

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Damir TopićDivjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka provides ‘responsive and solutions-oriented’ advice to commercial and development banks providing financing across a range of projects/transactions. In addition to advising on new money transactions and refinancings, the practice is also well-versed across a range of regulatory matters, including in the context of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Team head Damir Topić leads by example, and is frequently at the forefront of the most complex mandates, including those relating to bank loans and capital markets work, for issuers and underwriters. Martina Kalamiza Grozdek advises both borrowers and lenders across a wide array of financing transactions, including capital markets and structured finance matters.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Damir TopićDivjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka

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’.