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

Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka
10000 ZAGREB

Work Department

Real Estate and Construction; Project Finance; Energy


Managing Partner


Emir is DTB’s Managing Partner heading the real estate and infrastructure team, energy and transport team as well as litigation team. As one of the founders of the company, for many years he has provided legal support in matters related to labour law, in dispute resolution and other practice areas, as well.

Enjoying the reputation for being one of the leading lawyers in the development of real estate projects in Croatia, Emir leads the teams in the largest and most complex real estate transactions and projects. He has successfully represented both domestic and foreign investors in a wide range of legal matters, from real estate purchase and development and construction financing to leases, sale-and-leaseback transactions and real estate management in general. Most of his projects are related to tourism, trade, energy, and infrastructure, but Emir’s long experience includes port activities, industry and other similar sectors, even matters relevant to public-private partnership.

In addition to his extensive professional experience at the local level, Emir often broadens his experience in international affairs by collaborating with reputable foreign law firms on cross-border transactions and projects involving multiple jurisdictions. He regularly attends numerous international congresses and forums. He also actively participates in the work of the Croatian Bar Association by sharing his knowledge and experience, and thus contributing to the development of the legal profession in Croatia.


Croatian, English


Croatian Bar Association,  International Bar Association


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

Lawyer Rankings

Croatia > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

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The ‘extremely professional‘ team at Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka is well-versed at handling the full range of issues (including land use, acquisitions/sales and lease negotiations) for domestic and international investors and developers on their commercial property work in Croatia. The ‘resourceful and knowledgeable’ Emir Bahtijarević heads the team and is at the forefront of the most significant mandates it handles, including in the context of real estate disputes. Associate Sanja Novoselić regularly provides vital support to Bahtijarević on many of the mandates and is gaining a strong reputation in her own right as a result of her ‘dedication to her tasks, exquisite overview and understanding of the cases she works on’.

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

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Croatia > Dispute resolution

Benefiting from ‘huge collective knowledge’, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka is well-positioned to provide very effective representation of domestic and international corporates across a wide spectrum of litigation, including court proceedings and arbitration relating to corporate, bankruptcy, employment, real estate and IP law. Although it also picks up work in a standalone capacity, the firm continues to receive a considerable flow of litigation-related work in the context of its one-stop-shop service for large international corporates, including Heineken and Japan Tobacco International. Team head Ana-Marija Grubišić Čabraja has niche expertise in relation to public procurement disputes and is also regularly engaged in litigation relating to non-performing loan portfolios. As part of his broader real estate expertise, managing partner Emir Bahtijarević regularly handles disputes for local and foreign developers.