Firm Profile > Madirazza & Partners > Zagreb, Croatia

Madirazza & Partners
10000 ZAGREB

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The 'knowledgeable, experienced and thorough' three-partner team at Madirazza & Partners advises local/international banks and corporates providing or raising finance through bank loans (both bilateral and syndicated) and the capital markets. Managing partner Josip Madirazza is a key member of the team and has developed particular expertise handling energy-related project financings. He was, alongside Tin Težak, also pivotal to the firm's high-profile representation of numerous creditors, including VTB Bank, on Agrokor's insolvency process. Other recommended partners include Morana Herak and Tatjana Radmilović, who are both noted for their capital markets expertise.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Tin Težak; Morana Herak

Other key lawyers:

Tatjana Radmilović; Marinka Kovačić


‘The team is knowledgeable, experienced, reliable and thorough.’

Key clients

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg

MET Croatia Energy Trade

Steinhoff group’s main creditors


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 'responsive and knowledgeable' team at Madirazza & Partners displays a 'can-do attitude' to problems, irrespective of their complexity, and is consequently instructed by a variety of corporates, SMEs, financial institutions and start-ups, across the gamut of mandates, including on major M&A projects. As well as its high-profile involvement for numerous international banks as creditors to Agrokor on its restructuring, the firm also recently advised Hrvatski Telekom on the sale of shares in OT-OPTIMA TELEKOM, the first independent service provider of land line telephony services in Croatia. Managing partner Josip Madirazza is 'knowledgeable and easy to work with' and co-heads the team alongside the 'very responsiveMorana Herak and 'intelligent, professional and diligentTatjana Radmilović. 'Quick-thinking expertTin Težak is also appreciated for his ability to provide 'immediate high-level advice on a number of topics', including corporate restructuring and was pivotal to the firm's advice to creditors on the aforementioned Agrokor matter.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Morana Herak; Tatjana Radmilovic

Other key lawyers:

Tin Težak; Marinka Kovačić


‘The team is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘They provide possibilities and solutions no matter how complicated the topic is.’

‘We were impressed by the firm’s pro-activeness, great understanding of the issues at hand, diligence and responsiveness. The lawyers are very client- oriented, have excellent attention-to-detail and exhibit a wide scope of knowledge.’

‘Josip Madirazza is knowledgeable and easy to work with.’

‘Tin Tezak is a quick think expert and is client focused.’

Key clients

VTB Bank (Europe) SE


PharmaS d.o.o.




Wpd europe GmbH


Triglav INT, holdinška družba, d.d.

Steinhoff group’s main creditors

Pošta Slovenije d.o.o.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Co-headed by Josip Madirazza and Ivan MadirazzaMadirazza & Partners' four-partner team has an excellent track record representing major private and state-owned entities in their highest-profile disputes before the courts, as well as in arbitral proceedings. In addition to having a sizeable debt collection operation (which generates a substantial amount of instructions from HRT - the Croatian public broadcasting company), the team is also well-versed in energy-related disputes and is noted for its representation of banking institutions across a range of commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Ivan Madirazza

Other key lawyers:

Tin Težak; Morana Herak; Marinka Kovačić; Luka Dorotić; Ana Valjalo

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)

Croatia osiguranje d.d.

Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

At the vanguard of the country's renewable energy sector, Madirazza & Partners has gained significant market intel and regulatory knowledge as a result of its work for wind farm and biomass investors on the greenfield development of new plants, as well as acquisitions of existing projects. Managing partner Josip Madirazza has been pivotal to the firm's success in the space and has taken the lead on many financing mandates throughout the development lifecycle, on both the lender and operator side, including his continued work for wpd Europe, on the development of numerous wind farm projects in Croatia. Morana Herak co-heads, alongside Madirazza, the team that also includes senior associate Marinka Kovačić, who has a focus on financing and M&A in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Josip Madirazza; Morana Herak

Other key lawyers:

Marinka Kovačić


‘The responsive team provides a pragmatic and problem-solving approach.’ 

Key clients

wpd europe GmbH


MET Croatia Energy Trade Ltd.


Real estate and construction Tier 2

Praised for its 'responsiveness and pragmatic problem solving approach', Madirazza & Partners is well regarded by stakeholders as a result of its familiarity and expertise across all issues associated with the development of real estate, from securing permits and negotiating leases, through to the acquisition of property via asset and share deals. Led by Ivan Madirazza, the team also generates a significant amount of real estate-related work on behalf of core client Zagrebačka banka, including advice on secured lending, real estate foreclosure proceedings and mortgage agreements.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Madirazza

Other key lawyers:

Tin Težak; Luka Dorotić; Ana Valjalo


‘I appreciate the team because of its responsiveness and pragmatic problem solving approach.’

‘The office has managed to build a stable core of key employees, which can be relied on to provide focused advice on any issue.’

Key clients

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Zagreb nekretnine d.o.o.,

The firm: Madirazza & Partners is a full-service law firm specialising in corporate law and business transactions, established in 2000 in Zagreb by the managing partner Josip Madirazza. The firm is now one of the leading law firms in Croatia covering banking, industrial, commercial, service and energy sectors. The firm has distinguished itself with its role as advisor in several most significant transactions and projects in Croatia to date. In addition to providing advice in complex M&A and financing deals, the firm is especially recognized for its specific expertise in renewable energy, cross-border investment as well as bankruptcy and restructuring.

The firm’s particular advantage is its membership in the prominent regional legal network ADRIALA – an alliance of top-tier regional law firms who cooperate and provide harmonized services in 10 jurisdictions to international clients. The firm also maintains close contacts with major international law firms and is often engaged on joint mandates regarding Croatian law matters.

Its team of lawyers is highly specialized in a variety of practice areas, enabling it to offer expert advisory services to the highest professional standard.

Areas of practice: The firm provides its clients with expertise in the following practices and industries: corporate law, governance, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, banking and finance, capital markets, project and infrastructure finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate law, arbitration, litigation, renewable energy, industrial and consumer products, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, labour and employment law.

The firm’s clients include multinational enterprises, domestic and international corporations, public institutions and high-net-worth individuals. The firm regularly acts for banks, investment funds and corporations from various sectors.

The firm has great experience in bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and refinancing procedures. The firm advised a number of the leading Croatian listed companies on issues such as the restructuring of their €1bn debt as well as on their share capital increases and public offerings valued altogether at more than €100m. The firm has advised major financial creditors of AGROKOR Group in successfully completed restructuring procedure.

The firm advised on transactions in the hospitality sector, such as the landmark sale of a major hotel company in Istria for €120m, which has been recorded as the largest ever M&A transaction in Croatia.

Madirazza & Partners is a sought-after advisor in the field of renewable energy project development and finance. The firm has been acting as legal advisor in the development and financing of a number of wind parks, which have all been successfully developed.

Madirazza & Partners advised a Croatian mandatory pension fund on the Croatian government’s process of granting motorway concessions for the operation and maintenance of highways to private operators, for a period of 30 to 50 years and with a one-time concession fee between €2.4 to €3.2bn.

Madirazza & Partners has a standing dispute resolution and arbitration practice, being one of the few Croatian law firms with significant experience in domestic and international commercial arbitration. Madirazza & Partners also runs a strong debt enforcement department with over 150,000 active cases.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Josip Madirazza
Banking and Finance Tin Težak
Capital Markets Morana Herak
Capital Markets Tatjana Radmilović
Energy and Infrastructure Josip Madirazza
Energy and Infrastructure Marinka Kovačić
Mergers and Acquisitions Morana Herak
Mergers and Acquisitions Tatjana Radmilović
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Josip Madirazza
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Tin Težak
Corporate and Commercial Morana Herak
Corporate and Commercial Tatjana Radmilović
Corporate and Commercial Tin Težak
Project Finance Morana Herak
Project Finance Marinka Kovačić
Real estate and construction Ivan Madirazza
Real estate and construction Veno Vozetić
Employment and labour Marinka Kovačić
Foreign investment Josip Madirazza
Foreign investment Tin Težak
Arbitration and dispute resolution Tin Težak
Arbitration and dispute resolution Josip Madirazza
Litigation Veno Vozetić
Regulatory and administrative Morana Herak
Regulatory and administrative Marinka Kovačić
Competition Tatjana Radmilović
Competition Tin Težak
Transport Veno Vozetić
Number of lawyers : 16
Contacts : Josip Madirazza
Contacts : Ivan Madirazza
Contacts : Morana Herak
Contacts : Tin Težak