Madirazza & Partners > Zagreb, Croatia > Firm Profile

Madirazza & Partners
21 MASARYKOVA
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Madirazza & Partners has a strong reputation for borrowers and lenders across a wide array of financing activity, from both a new money perspective as well as in the context of restructurings. Energy-related project financing work remains a core strength of the practice, an area in which the vastly experienced Josip Madirazza is particularly accomplished, as a result of many years’ experience advising lenders and corporates – including his ongoing work for MET Croatian Energy Trade on its financing requirements. Tatjana Radmilović and Marinka Kovačić are key members of the team. Former partners Tin Težak and Morana Herak left the firm.

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Testimonials

‘We have a setup in which a team member is in our office for the full day. This is extremely useful as it allows us to communicate more efficiently and understand each other better. Apart from that, they are always available for us and make time for all urgent cases, which is crucial.’

‘Tamara Jakšic and Marinka Kovačić are really great, hardworking and pleasant. We don’t give them enough props for being so friendly and understanding for our needs.’

Key clients

MET Croatia Energy Trade Ltd (subsidiary of MET Holding AG, Switzerland)

Work highlights

  • Continuing to advise MET Croatia Energy Trade on its financing requirements.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The ‘professional and knowledgeable’ ten-strong team at Madirazza & Partners provides ‘client-oriented and responsive’ advice to corporates, SMEs, financial institutions and start-ups across a range of ongoing corporate/commercial matters, as well as in an M&A context. Josip Madirazza displays ‘impressive knowledge and sound judgement’ to companies from a wide range of industries, including those in the energy sector, where he has developed a particular degree of expertise. The ‘intelligent, professional and diligent’ Tatjana Radmilović is ‘highly skilled in M&A transactions’ and is another key member of the team. Former partner Tin Težak joined Hanzekovic & Partners in early 2022, while Morana Herak moved to a role in the IT sector.

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Testimonials

‘They are proactive, have a great understanding of the issues at hand, are diligent and responsive. They are very client-oriented and we enjoy working with the team of Madirazza & Partners also because of their attention to detail and a wide scope of knowledge.’

‘Professional and knowledgeable team.’

‘Josip Madirazza – his knowledge is impressive. He is easy to work with and always available to provide feedback. He has demonstrated sound judgement and the ability to problem solve when issues arise.’

‘Tatjana Radmilović is intelligent, professional and diligent. She has extensive knowledge and practical experience handling most complex cases.’

‘Tatjana Radmilović is highly skilled in M&A transactions and has a proven track record in the field.’

Key clients

HRVATSKI TELEKOM d.d.

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

PETROL d.d.

KAPPA STAR LIMITED

POLIKLINIKA IVF

Wpd europe GmbH

PTR PRIME TOURIST RESORTS (CYPRUS) LIMITED

METAMORFOZA d.o.o.

KUFNER SPV (member of KUFNER GRUPA)

Work highlights

  • Advised Hrvatski Telekom and Zagrebačka banka on the sale of the shares of the company OT-Optima Telekom to Telemach Hrvatska.
  • Acted as Croatian legal adviser to Petrol d.d. in an acquisition of Crodux Derivati DVA.
  • Advised the founding shareholders of Metamorfoza d.o.o. in the sale of 65% of shares in the business to Invera private equity fund.

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Co-headed by Josip Madirazza and Ivan Madirazza, Madirazza & Partners has a strong reputation in the litigation field and has the strength-in-depth and resources to handle a tremendous range and volume of mandates relating to conventional litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. The team regularly handles energy-related disputes, including work for several wind farms in cases against state-owned entities operating in the energy market.

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Hrvatska radiotelevizija

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

At the vanguard of the domestic renewable energy sector in Croatia, Madirazza & Partners has consequently built up tremendous intel and real world experience, enabling it to provide ‘solutions-oriented and responsive’ advice which is underpinned not only by vast knowledge of the relevant regulations but also how these interact with other relevant laws. 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 life-cycle, on both the lender and operator side.

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Testimonials

‘For the specific technology – renewable energy projects, it is very important to understand the whole legal framework. It is not enough to know only the regulations directly related to that sector but also the connection with other laws, especially if the regulation is constantly changing, as it is the case in Croatia. The Madirazza team has the experience, but also creativity to solve the situations in such environment.’

‘Josip Madirazza and his young team, mainly Tamara Jakšić, have been advising us for a couple of years re. our renewable energy projects. They are very experienced, focused on finding solutions and responsive.’

Key clients

wpd europe GmbH

Vjeroelektrana Trtar Krtolin d.o.o

Vjetroelektrana Orlice d.o.o.,

Vjetroelektrana Ponikve d.o.o.

Vjetroelektrana Katuni d.o.o.

RP GLOBAL DANILO Ltd.

Vjeroelektrana Rudine d.o.o.

MET Croatia Energy Trade Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised wpd europe GmbH in relation to joint venture projects for development of two wind farms in Croatia.
  • Advised members of wpd Group in the process of obtaining the prolongation of easement and other land registry rights from the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of repowering.
  • Advised Vjetroelektrana Rudine d.o.o. and RP GLOBAL DANILO d.o.o. in the process of obtaining the prolongation of easement and other land registry rights from the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of repowering.

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Madirazza & Partners has a strong reputation advising stakeholders engaged in the development of commercial and residential real estate, including on retail projects. As well as his work for investors and developers, team head Ivan Madirazza also has expertise acting for lenders and borrowers in relation to secured finance mandates.

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Key clients

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Zagreb nekretnine d.o.o.,

Work highlights

  • Advising Zagrebačka banka d.d on public auctions of real estate in insolvency proceedings, real estate foreclosure proceedings, on mortgage agreements, representing the client in litigation proceedings regarding real estate, and various other issues.
  • Advising Zagreb nekretnine d.o.o. on real estate regulations, asset foreclosure proceedings, public auctions of real estate, drafting lease and rent agreements, providing legal support for construction projects, various other issues.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and Finance Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Banking and Finance Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Capital Markets Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Capital Markets Tatjana Radmilovićtradmilovic@madirazza.hr
Energy and Infrastructure Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Energy and Infrastructure Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Mergers and Acquisitions Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Mergers and Acquisitions Tatjana Radmilovićtradmilovic@madirazza.hr
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Corporate and Commercial Tatjana Radmilovićtradmilovic@madirazza.hr
Corporate and Commercial Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Project Finance Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Project Finance Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Real Estate and Construction Ivan Madirazzaimadirazza@madirazza.hr
Real Estate and Construction Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Employment and Labour Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Arbitration and dispute resolution Josip Madirazzajmadirazza@madirazza.hr
Arbitration and dispute resolution Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Litigation Ivan Madirazzaimadirazza@madirazza.hr
Regulatory and administrative Marinka Kovačićmkovacic@madirazza.hr
Competition Tatjana Radmilovićtradmilovic@madirazza.hr
Transport Ivan Madirazzaimadirazza@madirazza.hr
Number of lawyers : 16
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Contacts : Josip Madirazza
Contacts : Ivan Madirazza
Contacts : Marinka Kovačić
Contacts : Tatjana Radmilović