Adv Miroslav Plašćar > Žuric i Partneri > Zagreb, Croatia > Lawyer Profile

Žuric i Partneri
SAVSKA CESTA 32/13
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Work Department

Real Estate, PPP, Dispute Resolution, M&A, Labour

Position

Partner

Career

Miroslav Plašćar is a Senior Partner heading dispute resolution and real estate practice.

Miroslav is currently lead partner representing the Croatian Employers’ Association before the Constitutional Court of RoC.

In a landmark case, Miroslav acted as lead partner on the team that represented 3 out of 8 of the largest banks in Croatia, in one of the most important civil dispute proceedings in the history of the Croatian judiciary.

Miroslav is particularly focused on property and project finance projects. He is currently advising on two high-profile property projects on the Croatian coast.

In addition to corporate and commercial practice, Miroslav has advised major international investors in relation to their Croatian market entry through high-profile M&A transactions. Recently he acted as the advisor of OTP banka d.d. in its merger with Splitska banka d.d. that was successfully finalized by the end of November 2018, forming the 4th largest bank in the Croatia.

Languages

English, Croatian

Memberships

Croatian Bar Association
International Bar Association

Education

Croatian Bar Exam, 1995
Law Faculty of the Zagreb University, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Croatia > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Miroslav PlašćarŽurić i Partneri

The ‘highly professional‘ team at Žurić i Partneri ‘has an in-depth knowledge of the market and Croatian procedural rules and is regularly instructed by international and domestic clients across a range of commercial disputes, including a large number within the financial services sector. Litigation knowledge is instilled into all lawyers during their training, and therefore the firm as a whole is not only reactive in its advice but also adept at providing proactive risk management to clients to avoid potential litigation. Appreciated for his ‘superior research, analytical skills and ability to quickly process large volumes of informationMiroslav Plašćar  regularly takes the lead on the highest-profile cases handled by the firm, including his successful representation of two Croatian respondent banks, in what was the first “model dispute” brought before the Supreme Court regarding the Swiss Franc consumer loan litigation. Edin Karakaš co-heads the team alongside Plašćar and is particularly adept at handling domestic and international alternative dispute resolution and investment law. The ‘exceptional Mihovil Granić has deep knowledge of banking law and is consequently well-suited to handling disputes arising in the sector.

Croatia > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Miroslav Plašćar  Žurić i Partneri

Led by the ‘very skilled‘ Miroslav Plašćar Žurić i Partneri ‘has an excellent knowledge of the local market‘, enabling it to provide a ‘very responsive and commercial service‘ across many high-profile resort and leisure facility development projects. Another particular area of strength is advising on the real estate-related issues, including planning and zoning, associated with renewable energy projects. ‘Very dedicated and skilled‘ senior associate Andrijana Kaštelan is recommended.

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy

Benefiting from comprehensive energy-related regulatory knowledge and also leveraging the firm’s market-leading M&A and finance credentials, Žurić i Partneri is well-positioned to advise international investors, construction and multinational energy companies in connection with the acquisition and sale of properties, project development, construction and financing. Formerly Assistant Minister for Privatisation and Industry at the Ministry of Economy, Duško Žurić is able to provide excellent insight to clients on privatisation mandates, and is also a key member of the team advising on energy matters (including as it relates to the development of greenfield renewable energy projects). Miroslav Plašćar  co-heads the practice alongside Žurić and as well as handling the real estate aspects of energy projects, is also regularly engaged in project finance-related energy work.

Croatia > Employment

Benefiting from core employment law expertise and also able to leverage the firm’s transactional and litigation strengths, Žurić i Partneri provides ‘dynamic, proactive and solutions-oriented‘ advice to employers across the waterfront of standalone employment law issues (including from a contentious perspective), as well as in the context of labour issues associated with M&A and restructuring handled by the firm. The ‘outstanding Miroslav Plašćar heads a team that houses a number of well-regarded associates, including Luka Vukelić and the ‘highly committed‘ Maja Skansi. Former co-head Ana Vrsaljko Metelko joined Ostermann & Partners LLP in February 2021.