Firm Profile > Ostermann & Partners LLP > Zagreb, Croatia

Ostermann & Partners LLP
Ulica grada Vukovara 284

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The 'hardworking, knowledgeable and detail-oriented' two-partner team at Ostermann & Partners LLP provides 'a very professional service' to borrowers and lenders across the gamut of transactions including for corporate finance and real estate finance purposes. Praised for his 'pragmatic and calm approach', Vjekoslav Ivančić provides 'a very knowledgeable service' across both new money financings and restructurings, as well as on financial services regulatory matters. He recently advised Press Glass on a syndicated financing transaction to facilitate a major €200m project. The team also acts for distressed debt investor, APS Holding, on NPL portfolio work. Mojmir Ostermann is also recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Benefiting from 'an in-depth knowledge of the Croatian insolvency code and corporate law', Ostermann & Partners LLP provides 'a responsive and solution-oriented service' to clients on restructuring, M&A and ongoing corporate and commercial matters. Led by the 'very knowledgeableMojmir Ostermann, the firm handles a significant amount of buy-side NPL-related M&A for various funds, including APS Holding. Other highlights include advising Agrokor on the management and oversight of shareholders' meetings of listed Agrokor subsidiaries. Mila Selak is also recommended.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by Mojmir Ostermann, the 'proactive and solution-oriented ' team at Ostermann & Partners LLP regularly handles litigation within the telecoms and construction industries in particular. Ostermann is defending fixed-network carrier Metronet against litigation brought by Deutsche Telekom seeking €20m in damages and compensation pertaining to the electronic communication infrastructure. Ostermann and Vjekoslav Ivančić are also representing Heta Asset Resolution in claims brought against numerous commercial debtors.

Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 2

The 'knowledgeable, accessible and experienced' team at Ostermann & Partners LLP provides 'solution-oriented advice' to a wide array of stakeholders, including lenders, sponsors and contractors, engaged in energy and infrastructure projects. On the privatisation front, Mojmir Ostermann and Vjekoslav Ivančić recently advised Meteor Group on its debt for equity investment in majority state-owned beverages producer, Badel 1862, following its pre-bankruptcy.

Employment Tier 3

The 'young and very well-educated team' at Ostermann & Partners LLP has 'comprehensive knowledge of the local legal systems and best practices', and is therefore well placed to advise corporates and executives on contentious and non-contentious matters. Team head Mila Selak excels at defending corporates against cases brought by former employees, and is representing construction company, Osijek-Koteks, against claims, inter alia, relating to alleged unlawful redundancy lay-offs.

Who we are

Ostermann & Partners is one of the leading independent Croatian full-service firms. Our team consists of committed, solution-oriented and globally minded individuals, some of whom have completed postgraduate studies at the most prestigious international universities abroad.

What sets us apart

We provide our clients with advice and expertise at the highest level, regardless of their scope of business or size, while placing a strong emphasis on developing a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ business. We are recognized for our dedication and innovation as we continuously strive to offer our clients simple and creative solutions aimed at resolving even the most complex legal problems.


The quality of our work has been recognized by the most respected legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR. For seven consecutive years we have been ranked at the very top in the following legal areas: 1. Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, 2. Commercial & Corporate law and M&A, 3. Dispute Resolution, 4. Employment, and 5. Privatization, Projects and Energy, while founder and managing partner Mojmir Ostermann was singled out as the leading person/ranked lawyer/highly regarded for 1. Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (Chambers and IFLR), and 2. Commercial & Corporate law and M&A (Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR), and partner Vjekoslav Ivančić for Banking & Finance (by Chambers).

Aside through quality of our work, our impact on the Croatian market has also been recognized through participation in large-scale projects. After being shortlisted for the APS Holding acquisition of the EUR 450 million NPL portfolio from Zagrebačka banka (UniCredit) for 2017 Deal of the Year, we were awarded 2018 Deal of the Year by CEE Legal Matters, the leading legal publication for Central and Eastern Europe, for the acquisition of Badel 1862, the largest and oldest wines and alcoholic beverages producer in Croatia by MGL. We are shortlisted for 2019 Deal of the Year for our work on the Rural Network Project (Connecting European Broadband Fund), at the moment the first and only international greenfield project at the EU level which builds ultra-fast broadband optical infrastructure across underserved areas in Europe.

We pride ourselves on our expertise and experience ranging from what would be deemed as regular to unprecedented legal work and the recognition it received.


Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Commercial and competition
Concessions and PPP
Dispute resolution
Project finance
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Number of lawyers : 11