Firm Profile > Porobija & Porobija > Zagreb, Croatia

Porobija & Porobija
GALLERIA IMPORTANNE
IBLEROV TRG 10/VII, PO BOX 92
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

One of the longest-established and most esteemed firms in Croatia, Porobija & Porobija has a strong track record for handling complex, high-value bilateral and syndicated transactions for regional and international banks, including in a project financing context. As well as advice in relation to commercial bank loan financings, the team, which is co-headed by Boris Porobija and Zeljka Rostas Blazekovic, also has competency in the capital markets arena; including its work for the joint lead manager banks on the Croatian Republic's recent €1.5bn eurobond issuance.

Practice head(s):

Boris Porobija; Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Key clients

UniCredit

Zagrebačka banka

Banca IMI

International Zagreb Airport and shareholders

Danske Bank

Rabobank

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

Led by Boris Porobija and Zeljka Rostas Blazekovic, who collectively have vast overarching M&A, finance, real estate and litigation experience, Porobija & Porobija has a strong track record advising lenders and sponsors engaged in major construction, energy and infrastructure matters throughout the country. Project finance work is a particular strength and the firm continues to advise lenders on the refinancing of existing debt and the provision of new credit facilities to enable the extension of the Istrian Y motorway, linking the Istrian region with the rest of Croatia.

Practice head(s):

Boris Porobija; Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Key clients

UniCredit, Zagrebačka banka d.d. and BancaIMI

International Zagreb Airport

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Porobija & Porobija has deep ties with local and international corporates, with work including advice on day-to-day matters and specific transactional projects. Led by managing partner Boris Porobija, the team is also regularly engaged in M&A and corporate activity involving foreign investment into the country. Particular industry strengths include hospitality, telecoms and energy.

Practice head(s):

Boris Porobija

Other key lawyers:

Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Key clients

Arena Hospitality Group d.d.

International Zagreb Airport

Euronet

Stripe

Mars Inc.

BINA ISTRA d.d. (Istrian Motorway concessionaire)

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Porobija & Porobija frequently represents international and domestic private sector clients in high-profile employment disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and consumer protection matters. Co-heads Sanja Porobija and Boris Porobija take the lead on the most significant litigation handled by the firm, including its ongoing work for Zagrebačka banka in individual claims and misdemeanour proceedings, following on from the consumer class action brought against numerous banks challenging the allegedly illegal application of variable interest rate and/or currency clause in consumer loans. Both are also regularly engaged to act as arbitrators in cases.

Practice head(s):

Sanja Porobija; Boris Porobija

Other key lawyers:

Margita Kiš Kapetanović

Key clients

Zagrebačka banka d.d. (UniCredit)

Međunarodna zračna luka Zagreb d.d.

A1 Hrvatska (mobile operator)

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Co-headed by Sanja Porobija and Margita Kiš KapetanovićPorobija & Porobija has strong ties with a wide range of stakeholders, including banks, lessors, investors and developers, and is consequently well-placed to provide rounded and balanced advice across the gamut of commercial property matters. The team has a particular strength advising on energy and infrastructure-related real estate work; it continues to represent the lenders on the development of Phase 2B2-1 of the Istrian Y Motorway.

Practice head(s):

Sanja Porobija; Margita Kiš Kapetanović

Key clients

Arena Hospitality Group d.d.

UniCredit, Zagrebačka banka d.d. and BancaIMI

Teknox Group

Croatia > EU and competition Tier 3

At Porobija & Porobija, managing partner Boris Porobija has expertise representing clients in proceedings before the Competition Agency, as well as in relation to merger clearance matters.

Practice head(s):

Boris Porobija

Established in 1991, Porobija & Porobija is one of the top tier law firms in Croatia, highly regarded by its international clients and international law firms for its experience in providing legal advice in, inter alia, complex projects and transactions in Croatia. Most of the firm’s work is related to cross-border or international transactions. The firm is not part of formal associations, but maintains links with several leading international law firms in the EU and the US.

The firm renders a full range of legal services, predominantly covering commercial, business, corporate and civil law. The firm provides legal assistance to a considerable number of foreign companies and their subsidiaries established in Croatia, including leading international industrial and service corporations in a broad spectrum of businesses, including infrastructure, major investment and commercial banks, financial institutions and export agencies, infrastructure and energy operators, real estate developers, hospitality and hotel industry developers, trading companies, IT and telecommunications operators, manufacturers and distributors of various products (such as food, pet food, tobacco, motor vehicles).

The firm advises clients on (i) commercial and sovereign financing and security packages,  (ii) major Croatian infrastructure and energy projects, (iii) real estate acquisition and development (in particular in hospitality and energy sector), (iv) joint ventures and commercial contracts with Croatian parties and (v) various privatization and M&A projects.

 

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Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Zeljka Rostas Blazekovic zeljka.rostas@porobija.hr + 385 1 4693 999
Number of lawyers : 12
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