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Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd
GREEN GOLD–TOWER V1 (5TH FLOOR)
ULICA GRADA VUKOVARA 269F
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Led by the ‘business-oriented’ Aleksej Mišković, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd has a strong reputation among lenders and borrowers across a broad range of domestic and cross-border financings, including in the context of syndicated and club loan facilities. Capital markets work is also a core strength, both on the transactional side (including advice on Eurobonds for Croatian issuers), and in the context of regulatory matters (including advice relating to regulations concerning the distribution of bonds and structured products).

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Testimonials

‘The work performed in relation to corporate financing and restructuring of intra-group debts was comprehensive and complex since it involved three different jurisdictions.’

‘It is one of the most business-oriented law firms I have ever worked with.’

‘Aleksej Miskovic is a very business-oriented lawyer. Having him on your side gives you comfort that the transaction will close smoothly and without any serious problems. He is the best closer you can find in Croatia.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc

Rixecker Investment KG

Inspire Investments d.o.o.

Banca IMI

Bank of New York Mellon

The Boston Consulting Group

Viva Payment Services S.A.

Belchim Crop Protection NV/SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Dechra Pharmaceuticals on the share capital increase of their Croatian subsidiary Genera d.d.
  • Advising Inspire Investments on all financial regulatory matters in relation to their management of the Inspirio FGS fund, including on the provision of relevant reports and other information to the Croatian Financial Supervisory Agency.
  • Advised Banca IMI on domestic laws regulating the distribution of bonds and structured products in Croatia, in light of the Prospectus Regulation and corresponding amendments to the Croatian national regulations.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Benefiting from strong ties with a number of funds and corporates, and also leveraging excellent relationships with numerous major international law firms, including a “best friends” collaboration with DLA Piper, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd is a popular choice among international clients on general corporate/commercial matters relating to their domestic activity, as well as in relation to cross-border transactions. Led by Aleksej Mišković, the 11-strong team ‘has strong experience in M&A matters’ for both funds and corporates; recent highlights include representing a Greek oil company on its acquisition of Croatian company APIOS by way of a share deal. ‘Strategic thinker’ Beata Glinska is the other partner within the team and is appreciated by clients as a result of her ‘responsiveness and solutions-oriented no-nonsense approach’.

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Testimonials

‘I was impressed by the responsiveness of the team, and its ability to digest complicated inputs and process them within a short period of time to produce a viable solution.’

The firm has strong experience in M&A matters.’

Beata Glinska is a strategic thinker and her experience and knowledge are very obvious and reassuring. Besides being a strong lawyer, the things that most stood out are the extreme responsiveness and solution-oriented no-nonsense approach.’

Key clients

Springwater Capital LLC Investment Management Europa S.A.

Coral A.E.

Stillfront Group AB

Belchim Crop Protection NV/SA

Spar Croatia

Tower Property Fund Limited

Sanofi Pasteur S.A.

Ritzio International Limited

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

IR REAL ESTATE LEASING d.o.o. u likvidaciji

Beckman Coulter

Verizon Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Inspire Investments d.o.o.

Edison International S.p.A,

IRON MOUNTAIN

Tetra Tech International Development Projects Limited

Merkury Market SA

Fortress Investment Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Investment Management Europa, a private investment firm,  on its acquisition of one of Croatia’s largest tourist agency companies – Kompas d.o.o. – by way of a share deal.
  • Advised Ritzio International as seller during a sale process of a Croatian gaming and gambling business.
  • Advised Coral A.E., a leading Greek oil company, in relation to its acquisition of Croatian company APIOS by way of a share deal.

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Benefitting from ‘strong market experience across all real estate segments’, and a varied client base that includes investors, developers and banks, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd has an excellent perspective throughout the life cycle of a project, including as it relates to work within the retail, office, hospitality and leisure spaces. Team head Beata Glinska is the main contact and continues to represent Austrian retailer Spar on its ongoing expansion and development of new sites in Croatia.

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Testimonials

‘The firm has strong market experience across all real estate segments.’

Key clients

SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o.

Tower Property Fund Limited

Kaufmann I Hoffmann

Iron Mountain

Fortress Investment Group LLC

IR REAL ESTATE LEASING d.o.o. u likvidaciji

Niker d.o.o.

CEE PROPERTY-INVEST IMMOBILIEN GMBH

Merkury Market SA

Work highlights

  • Providing day-to-day advice to Tower Property Fund on real property, corporate and regulatory-related matters.
  • Continuing to advise Spar Hrvatska d.o.o. (Croatian Subsidiary of the Austrian Retailer Spar) on the acquisition and development of new sites for retail as part of their expansion policy in Croatian market, while also providing day-to-day legal support in relation to various property matters.
  • Advised Poland-based Merkury Market SA on its acquisition of LCN EMZ Adria d.o.o., Croatia-based company that owns five pieces of real estate where the shopping centres of interior furnishings are located.

Croatia > Employment Tier 2

Led by Beata Glinska, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd’s two-partner team has a particularly strong reputation for its aptitude at providing day-to-day employment law advice to large international companies with offices in Croatia. In addition, the team also regularly provides important advice associated with transactional work handled by the firm, including as it relates to transfer of undertakings.

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Key clients

SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o.

Medipure d.o.o.

PERI Group (in relation to Peri oplate i skele d.o.o.)

Tukazza Adriatic d.o.o.

Orexigen Therapeutics

Uber International Holding B.V.

Astra Zeneca d.o.o.

PVH Group

Shire Pharmaceuticals Group

Beckman Coulter d.o.o.

ADAC

Tesla kabeli d.o.o.

Iron Mountain

P.S.C. Zagreb d.o.o.

Softline d.o.o.

Mavenir Systems Inc.

Fortress Investment Group

H.M.Z. Privatstiftung

Work highlights

  • Provides regular employment law advice to ADAC Service Adria d.o.o., including as it relates to the negotiation, termination and enforcement of employment contracts, HR strategies and organisational structures as well as employment matters concerning key personnel.
  • Advising PVH Group on various day-to-day employment issues, including on the termination of employment agreements and execution of various employment documentation.
  • Regularly advising Uber on employment law matters, including as they relate to the preparation of various rulebooks, guidance and contracts, and also on regulatory matters.

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Led by Beata Glinska, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic Ltd has expertise across a range of disputes for domestic and international entities and is praised for its ability to ‘explain issues to non-Croatian lawyers’. The ‘outstandingAleksej Mišković is ‘a pleasure to work with’, including for matters relating to complex shareholder litigation.

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Testimonials

‘Outstanding quality of legal advice given and taking time to explain issues for non-Croatian lawyers.’

‘Aleksej Mišković is an outstanding lawyer. A pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

SPAR Hrvatska d.o.o.

KAUFMANN & HOMANN d.o.o.

RIXECKER INVESTMENT KG

WYG Savjetovanje d.o.o.

IR REAL ESTATE LEASING d.o.o. u likvidaciji

Niker d.o.o.

Inspire Investments d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing KAUFMANN & HOFMANN in numerous disputes, including litigation related to the preparation and delivery of project documentation regarding the construction of City Center One Split.

Law Firm Glinska & Mišković was founded in 2009 by attorneys Beata Glinska and Aleksej Mišković with the aim of providing reliable and efficient legal services of the highest quality.

Glinska & Mišković is one of the leading business law firms in Croatia, with a strong tradition of serving both international and local clients. The firm combines high quality legal services with deep industry knowledge and adopts a pragmatic approach in its commitment to achieve the best results for its clients.

Lawyers of Law Firm Glinska & Mišković build lasting relationships with their clients and commit to understanding each client’s industry.  They strive for excellence and employ a thorough, analytical and outside-the-box approach whilst providing clients with creative solutions, and adhering to the highest ethical standards of the legal profession.

The firm provides a full range of services, particularly in the areas of corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, dispute resolution, EU & regulatory law, employment and IT.

The firm’s transactional practice is broad, including project finance, bank debt, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization and capital markets. The firm has extensive litigation experience, including international arbitration and investments disputes. In their regulatory practice, lawyers of Law Firm Glinska & Mišković are known to provide practical solutions and straight to the point advice for clients in a wide range of industries.

The firm’s creative and talented lawyers are at the very top of their profession. They are fluent in Croatian, English, German, French, Polish and several other foreign languages.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Beata Glinskabeata.glinska@gamc.hr+385 1 6199 930
Aleksej Miškovićaleksej.miskovic@gamc.hr+385 1 6199 930
Senior Partner : 2
Senior Associate : 4
Associate : 1
Junior Associate : 4
Croatian
English
German
French
Polish
Italian

CLIENT: CC Real d.o.o.

COMPANY/FIRM: CC Real d.o.o.

TESTIMONIAL: We have been closely cooperating with the Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic for more than 10 years now and, as a satisfied Client, have every intent to continue with it going further. Over the years, this law firm has proven to be an extremely reliable, professional, problem solving oriented and efficient business partner, we can always turn to when needing a swift and effective legal advice within the areas of law relevant to our business activities, from those everyday ones, to the ad hoc ones which arise from time to time. Their legal knowledge, vast experience, as well as the will of everyone on the team to learn as much as possible about us and our business activities, in order to then be able to provide us with a more practical legal advice, allowed them to support us successfully in various projects involving finance, real estate, merger and acquisitions and commercial and corporate law matters, as well as numerous litigation proceedings.


CLIENT: Board Member

COMPANY/FIRM: Tower Property Fund Limited

TESTIMONIAL: Ever since our first real property acquisition in 2015, Law Firm Glinska & Miškovic continues to advise us in relation to both our ongoing operations and contemplated acquisitions of assets in Croatia. The team is extremely dedicated, diligent and efficient, and always provides reliable and business-oriented advice. In our longstanding relationship we could always rely on them as trustworthy, professional and highly responsive partners with in depth knowledge of the industry we are operating in. Over the years, Beata Glinska, Anamaria Žuvanic and Marko Tomic proved themselves as invaluable assets to our business in Croatia. We highly value our relationship with them and are extremely grateful for their assistance. Our partnership with them is a highlight of our business in Croatia and we look forward to growing it in the future.


CLIENT: Branislav Trifkovic, managing director

COMPANY/FIRM: Intralot Adriatic/Intralot SA

TESTIMONIAL: Glinska&Miškovic has been there for all of our legal inquires and administrative support in relation to our business needs. The entire team consists of very pragmatic and extremely intelligent professionals, that you can always trust and rely on. We are collaborating with Aleksej Miškovic, Marko Tomic and the rest of the team for almost 10 years, being continuously satisfied with the quality of work provided. One of the most important characteristics of our cooperation is that they really care about the best interests of its clients, in ethical manner that is admirable. They have been extremely attentive to detail and knowledgeable in their pursuit of the issues or opportunities we were facing. They are efficient in time management, without sacrificing quality of services, assuring that every single case is handled vigorously and professionally. Their representation has resulted not only in successfully overcoming of any challenges, but also doing it in a cost-effective manner, that was always for our mutual benefit. We were extremely fortunate to have found someone of such calibre and, without any reservation, I would sincerely recommend them, since they consistently go above and beyond client’s expectations.


CLIENT: Karsten Rixecker

COMPANY/FIRM: Rixecker Investment KG

TESTIMONIAL: First tier legal service as we understand it: Glinska & Miskovic. The firm represents Rixecker Investment in Croatia since 2011. Fields of service are Capital Market Law, Corporate Law, M&A and Finance. Deeply profound advice, very good response time, solid and clear strategy with best effects. We consider Glinska & Miskovic a real first-class firm delivering high value for work. The level of service is excellent in quality, industry knowledge and legal content. Their advice is best you can get. Furthermore, the co-operation with our German Legal Advisors is high class. The lead is with Aleksej Miskovic, an excellent lawyer and trustful adviser. In all the years we never had any reason to complain.



Law Firm Glinska & Mišković has built its reputation with the international clients seeking local experts with respect complex transactional and financing as well as to regulatory requirements. The firm is known for its dedication to the clients as well as its high quality, solution-oriented and tailor-made advice even for the most complex legal problems.

The clients

The firm regularly advises international clients on the high-profile transactions on the Croatian market, acts as legal advisors on most relevant cross border financing transactions and represents international financial institutions in various high-profile matters before the court, competent authorities and in arbitration.

In 2022, the firm has worked with diverse range of international clients including:

  • one of the largest global gaming groups and market leader in free-to-play online strategy games
  • one of the biggest retail merchandiser of interior furnishings and construction materials in Eastern Europe
  • leading pan-European special situations investment firm
  • major European player in the crop protection industry
  • European electronic money institution focused on card processing and e-payment solutions for businesses

The team

The firm combines high quality legal services with deep industry knowledge and adopts a pragmatic approach in its commitment to achieve the best results for its clients.

The clients are provided with tailored, practical advice, considering the context and particularities of their business. The team invest time and expertise in creating long-term relationships with the clients.

One of the team’s particular strengths is extensive experience and expertise in working with multijurisdictional teams comprised of not only lawyers, but also financial advisors. The team has been accustomed to providing advice and delivering work products, meeting all expectations of the largest globally operating corporate clients.

Our team is fluent in Croatian, Polish, English, German and French.

The network

The firm maintains close cooperation with DLA Piper, but also regularly works with other major international law firms, which enables it to ensure comprehensive legal support to its clients across a variety of jurisdictions.

Further, the firm is a member of Interlaw, an international network of distinguished full-service corporate law firms. Being part of such alliances and networks improves the firm’s position on the market and contributes in successful achievement of the best results for its clients.

Finally, the firm is a member of the Legal Experts Alliance (“Lexcellence”), a legal alliance of independent law firms from the Central and South-Eastern European region, which is focused on meeting the complex needs of significant regional and international clients.