Hanzekovic & Partners > Zagreb, Croatia > Firm Profile

Hanzekovic & Partners
RADNICKA CESTA 22
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Hanzekovic & Partners provides ‘knowledgeable and solutions-oriented’ advice to clients engaged in a range of disputes, from relatively commoditised debt enforcement mandates, through to more specialised areas including construction and public procurement litigation. As well as her commercial litigation expertise, team head Domagoj Truhar is also very well-versed at representing clients in administrative law related matters, including in the context of challenging public procurement tendering decisions. Jasminka Čorda Truhar ‘excels in handling complex technical and legal disputes’ and is another key member of the team that also includes ‘very professional and client-oriented’ associate Vedran Vusić, who ‘provides high level support in media law-related cases’.

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Testimonials

‘The firm has a very well-known disputes team that is experienced, knowledgeable and solutions-oriented.’

‘Jasminka Čorda Truhar excels in handling complex technical and legal disputes.’

‘Vedran Vusić provides a high level of support in media law-related cases. He is very professional and client-oriented.’

Key clients

ZAGREBAČKA BANKA d.d.

ERSTE&STEIERMÄRKISCHE BANK d.d.

GIS Aqua Austria GmbH

CITY OF ZAGREB

TOWN OF ZAPREŠIĆ

ZAGREBAČKI HOLDING d.o.o.

HRVATSKE AUTOCESTE d.o.o.

ERSTE CARD CLUB d.o.o.

CROATIA OSIGURANJE d.d.

OSIJEK-KOTEKS d.d.

GENERAL HOSPITAL ŠIBENIK

TOWN OF KLANJEC

GET NEKRETNINE d.o.o.

SOCIETE GENERALE – SPLITSKA BANKA d.d.

ALLIANZ d.d.

PODRAVSKA BANKA d.d.

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES BALTAZAR ZAPREŠIĆ

Hrvatska radiotelevizija

ZRAČNA LUKA ZAGREB, d.o.o.

GRADSKO STAMBENO KOMUNALNO GOSPODARSTVO d.o.o.

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

Hanzekovic & Partners provides a ‘quality legal service’ to stakeholders across a range of utilities, transport and energy projects throughout Croatia. Team head Jasminka Čorda Truhar is ‘experienced and knowledgeable’ on concession law and the construction-related aspects (contractual arrangements) underpinning major domestic infrastructure projects, particularly within the motorways and public roads segment.

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Testimonials

‘The lawyers are available and one can rely on them to provide quality legal service in reasonable time frames.’

‘Jasminka Čorda Truhar has always delivered what she has promised.’

Key clients

City of Zagreb

LNG CROATIA LLC

Hrvatske autoceste d.o.o.

PIŠKORNICA d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising LNG Croatia as project developer of the first Croatian LNG terminal.
  • Advising City of Zagreb as concession grantor in the Project of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Zagreb.
  • Representing Zagreb Airport as the the concession grantor and Project Implementation Unit in the Project on the award of the concession for the construction of the New Passenger Terminal and the Operation of the Zagreb Airport.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

‘Technically excellent and easy to work with’, Hanzekovic & Partners provides ‘commercial and practical advice’ to domestic and international clients across a range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A/demerger transactions and joint venture structuring. ‘Tactically astute’ team head Irina Jelčić displays ‘excellent technical knowledge’, which she deploys to good effect on corporate mandates within the real estate, tourism and energy sectors. Tin Težak joined the team from Madirazza & Partners in January 2022.

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Testimonials

The team is technically excellent and easy to work with. They take a commercial and practical view to problems and drive the deal through.’

‘The firm’s lawyers are experts at commercial and corporate law and are very dedicated to their clients.’

Irina Jelčić has excellent technical knowledge and is tactically astute.’

‘Irina Jelčić is fast thinking, knowledgeable and provided a superb service.’

Paula Jagar displays great legal skills and dedication to the client.’

Key clients

Hrvatske autoceste d.o.o.

Data-Link Unija Smart Accounting d.o.o.

Mr Mato Škojo

Work highlights

  • Advised Hrvatske autoceste on its merger with fellow Croatian state-owned motorway operator AUTOCESTA RIJEKA-ZAGREB.  

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

The ‘competent and responsive‘ team at Hanzekovic & Partners has a market-leading reputation advising on construction-related matters associated with major domestic transport infrastructure projects. Team head Jasminka Čorda Truhar is pivotal to the firm’s success in the area and has vast knowledge of contractual documentation, including FIDIC forms of contract, associated with motorway and airport concessions. As well as her work on the front-end of deals, Truhar is also adept at advising on any subsequent disputes.

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Testimonials

‘The lawyers are competent and responsive.’

‘Jasminka Čorda Truhar has always delivered what she has promised.’

Key clients

Hrvatske autoceste d.o.o.

PIŠKORNICA d.o.o.

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The ‘organised and knowledgeable‘ team at Hanzekovic & Partners is well-versed in advising financial institutions and corporates across a range of financing transactions, and its excellent connections with numerous international law firms ‘offers outstanding support on cross-border transactions’. Team head Irina Jelčić has ‘extensive experience and deep knowledge across banking, finance and capital markets’, from both transactional and regulatory perspectives. In addition, the firm has an excellent pedigree in advising on debt enforcement and financial services-related litigation. The team was boosted by the arrival of Tin Težak from Madirazza & Partners in January 2022, providing experience in project financing as well as corporate restructuring matters.

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Testimonials

‘The team is extremely well connected with international law firms and offers outstanding support in cross-border transactions. They are an excellent choice in matters of fund marketing and a great asset for any regulated investor. They have in-depth knowledge of the industry and are always up to date.’

‘It is a very well-organised and knowledgeable banking and finance team that can handle the most complex transactions with ease and smoothly. They provide legal advice that is up to the point and valuable to the client.’

‘Irina Jelčić is a top finance lawyer offering exceptionally professional support. She is capable of translating complex legal content into an understandable basis for business decisions. Irina successfully combines her commercial knowledge, hands-on approach and great problem-solving skills.’

‘Irina Jelčić has extensive experience and deep knowledge in banking, finance and capital markets matters.’

Paula Jagar is highly knowledgeable on aspects of fund marketing and specific investor requirements. A dedicated professional with utmost respect both for clients and counterparties.

Key clients

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Erste&Steiermärkische Bank d.d.

OTP banka d.d.

CROATIA OSIGURANJE d.d.

Erste Card Club d.o.o.

HRVATSKA POŠTANSKA BANKA d.d.

Allianz Hrvatska d.d.

Hanžeković & Partners is a full-service law firm with a longstanding record of efficiency and top-quality legal assistance. Our clients enjoy the availability and attentiveness of a boutique family practice, backed by the vast resources of a major law firm.

During the past 40 years, our firm has taken a center-stage role in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Croatia, where the legal environment is vibrant and offers particular challenges, as well as significant potential for growth. Firmly rooted in the ground of tradition, Hanžeković & Partners reaches further to lead innovation and stay future ready.

Mentored by partners who are renowned experts in their fields, our lawyers develop advanced skills in their specific practice areas, together with an outstanding reputation as general practitioners.

With work experience and studies completed abroad, our team is tuned in into an international mindset that allows us to serve a diverse range of foreign clients.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Dora Hanžeković Žužadora.hanzekovic-zuza@hanzekovic.hr+385 1 55 33 333
Partner Irina Jelčićirina.jelcic@hanzekovic.hr+385 1 55 33 333
Partners : 8
Lawyers : 19
Junior associates : 43
Financial Department : 3
IT : 5
Human Resources : 2
Other support departments : 41
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