Macesic & Partners LLC > Zagreb, Croatia > Firm Profile

Macesic & Partners LLC
MIHANOVICEVA 16
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

Led by Ivana Manovelo, the ‘flexible and responsive’ team at Macesic & Partners LLC has ‘an excellent understanding of the market and in-depth knowledge of legal framework’, enabling it to provide ‘exceptional’ advice to stakeholders across a range of conventional and renewable energy projects, in particular. The ‘outstanding’ Manovelo is appreciated for her ‘great industry understanding and pragmatic approach.’

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Testimonials

‘The team led by Ivana Manovelo is exceptional and always delivers top-notch legal service. The team is very flexible and responsive and have easily adjusted and maintained the quality of service, even during lock-downs. The team has an excellent understanding of the market and in-depth knowledge of legal framework.’

‘Ivana Manovelo is an outstanding, remarkable lawyer. She stands out with great industry understanding and pragmatic approach, always maintaining high-level legal advice. I especially appreciate that she keeps the big picture in mind, focusing on important issues when trying to find a solution to any issue we may have.’

Key clients

Bureau Veritas Croatia d.o.o.

APM Terminals

Work highlights

  • Represented one of the most important energy enterprises which is now committed to the development of clean energy, in their project of entering the Croatian renewable energy market.
  • Advised an oil and gas company on their entrance into an agreement for the storage of gas with the Croatian company.
  • Advised a company on liability and regulatory risks in relation to the sale and purchase of LNG in Croatia.

Croatia > Transport (including shipping) Tier 1

Led out of Rijeka by Anita Krizmanić, Macesic & Partners LLC has an ‘outstanding‘ reputation across the full scope of commercial, regulatory, financing and litigation mandates within the shipping sector and is appreciated for its ‘pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach’. Krizmanić provides ‘high quality legal analysis’ to a wide range of stakeholders in the sector, including P&I clubs, and is particularly adept at handling shipping-related litigation, including personal injury and fatal accident matters.

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‘The team is knowledgeable and reliable. It displays a pragmatic approach and is solutions-oriented and practical.’

‘The firm has an outstanding shipping practice.’

‘I have been working mainly with Anita Krizmanić who is very competent and responsive. She provides high quality legal analysis and is pragmatic, concise and prompt at proposing solutions.’

Key clients

TORM A/S

ASSURANCEOFRENINGEN SKULD

Yachtowners – The Shipowners’ Club

“MOJ LIPI KARIGADOR” ASSOCIATION

Craft for nautical and excursion tourism “TAJANA”, owned by Anton Zuzic

TRANS INTEGRAL

The Shipowners’ Club

The Standard Club

MAERSK – APM Terminals

K/S TORM EASTERN

AURORA OF THE SEA SHIPPING CORPORATION

Work highlights

  • Advising “MOJ LIPI KARIGADOR” ASSOCIATION, Karigador, on declaring a granted concession on maritime demesne building a marina null and void.
  • Assisted AURORA OF THE SEA SHIPPING CORPORATION in arranging transportation of seaman through Croatian county lines and over EU member state borders for return to the vessel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The ‘exceptional’ team at Macesic & Partners LLC has an ‘excellent understanding of the market and an in-depth knowledge of the legal framework’, enabling it to provide a ‘top-notch service’ to domestic and international banks and borrowers across a broad array of financing activity. ‘Outstanding and pragmatic’ Rijeka-based team head Ivana Manovelo is well-versed at advising on cross-border project finance mandates and has also developed expertise in advising start-ups on their fundraising activities.

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‘The team has strong legal skills, great organisation and excellent knowledge of the technology.’

‘It is a very professional, skilled and reliable team.’

‘Ivana Manovelo is a top expert in her area and always adds the value with her advice. She is co-operative, works well with our team and is always available. It is a great pleasure to work with such an individual.’

‘The team led by Ivana Manovelo is exceptional, always delivers top-notch legal service. The team is very flexible and responsive and has easily adjusted and maintained the quality of service even during lockdowns. The team has an excellent understanding of the market and in-depth knowledge of the legal framework.’

‘Ivana Manovelo is an outstanding, remarkable lawyer. She stands out with great industry understanding and a pragmatic approach, always maintaining high-level legal advice. I especially appreciate that she keeps the big picture in mind, focusing on important issues when trying to find a solution to any issue we may have.’

‘Ivana Manovelo is very diligent, familiar with the industry and our company’s specific issues. Also very responsive, so every request and question gets resolved in a timely and precise manner.’

Key clients

Erste & Steiermärkische bank

Addiko bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Zagrebačka banka

Bellabeat Inc.

Stemi d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising growing Croatian start-up Bellabeat in several fundraising and financing rounds by new and existing investors.
  • Continuing to assist numerous multinational corporates on the Croatian law issues associated with employee incentive plans for domestic employers.
  • Advising Addiko Bank in the area of retail risk management.

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led from Rijeka by Anita Krizmanić, Macesic & Partners LLC has a market-leading reputation for handling maritime-related mandates for P&I clubs, hull/cargo underwriters and shipowners. Although shipping work remains the lifeblood of the practice, it is by no means limited to work in the sector and also regularly handles banking and real estate disputes.

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Testimonials

‘Key strengths of the team include high expertise, great and wide knowledge,  commitment to the client, efficiency, organisation, accessibility and excellent communication with the client.’

‘The vastly experienced Miroljub Macesic is an eminent dispute resolution practitioner.’

‘Anita Krizmanic is devoted to her work and accurate in her professional performance.’

Key clients

Raiffeisen Consulting

Erste & Steiermarkische Bank

TORM A/S

“MOJ LIPI KARIGADOR” ASSOCIATION

K/S TORM EASTERN

TRANS INTEGRAL

Raiffeisenbank Austria

Work highlights

  • Represents MOJ LIPI KARIGADOR ASSOCIATION in multiple proceedings for declaration of a granted concession on maritime demesne as null and void.

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Headed by Anita Krizmanić, Macesic & Partners LLC provides a ‘high level of expertise‘ for domestic and foreign entities engaged in the sale and purchase of Croatian real estate, as well as in any related disputes.

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‘The firm provides a high level of expertise and has wide and great experiential knowledge.’

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Erste & Steiermarkische Bank

Raiffeisenbank Austria

Raiffeisen Consulting

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

As well as advising on corporate matters arising in the context of work in the shipping sector, one of the core strengths of the firm, Macesic & Partners LLC has been increasingly active of late handling work in other sectors, including technology, where its work for Croatian/US tech start-up Bellabeat is a notable mandate. Rijeka-based Ivana Manovelo heads the team and regularly advises international companies on establishing business operations in Croatia.

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Maersk – APM Terminals

Bellabeat Inc.

STEMI d.o.o.

Bureau Veritas Croatia d.o.o.

Mariazellerhof, Matthias und Waltraud Pirker GmbH

Baker & McKenzie

Work highlights

  • Advised Bellabeat in several fundraising and financing rounds by new and existing investors.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical company on the restructuring of its holding company structure for its commercial affiliates.
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Banking and finance
Commercial property/real estate
Corporate and commercial
Dispute resolution
Mergers and acquisitions
Insolvency/corporate restructuring
Insurance
Intellectual property
Energy
Public procurement
Competition
Capital markets
Tax
Debt collection
Private client
Shipping and transport
Litigation and arbitration
Labour and employment
Number of lawyers : 15
at this office : 5
English
French
Italian
Contacts : Ivana Manovelo
Contacts : Miran Macesic
Other offices : Rijeka