Firm Profile > Ostermann & Partners LLP > Zagreb, Croatia
Ostermann & Partners LLP Offices
Ulica grada Vukovara 284
Ostermann & Partners LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Jointly headed by the 'knowledgeable' Mojmir Ostermann and the 'proactive and responsive' Vjekoslav Ivančić, Ostermann & Partners LLP's two-partner team provides 'professional and detail-oriented advice' to lenders and borrowers across a range of financing mandates, including as it relates to funding corporate and real estate transactions. Utilising a multi-disciplinary approach which leverages practitioners from the corporate and litigation practices, the team also excels at handling NPL portfolio acquisition work and restructuring mandates.
‘The quality is excellent across the firm.‘
PRESS GLASS S.A.
Led by 'knowledgeable and solution-oriented' managing partner Mojmir Ostermann, Ostermann & Partners LLP is particularly adept at handling distressed M&A-related matters. In addition to working on a significant amount of buy-side work for investors on NPL mandates, the team also recently advised strategic investor, Meteor Group, on its high-profile debt-for-equity swap of troubled Croatian alcoholic and soft drinks producer Badel 1862.
‘The team’s availability and response to the client’s demands is excellent.‘
‘The team is at all times ready and willing to address/tackle all issues that the client requests as the transaction progresses.‘
‘As a client we always have the impression that they are on top of things and this is very important for us.‘
‘Mojmir Ostermann is knowledgeable and solution-oriented.‘
Connecting Europe Broadband Fund
Total Television for telecommunications
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Led by managing partner Mojmir Ostermann, the 'extremely focused' team at Ostermann & Partners LLP is 'able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts' to domestic and international corporates across the gamut of commercial disputes. The 'very knowledgeable' Ostermann has particular expertise in the telecoms sector, and recently successfully secured a notable victory at first instance for leading mobile operator A1 Hrvatska in one of the cases brought against it by incumbent, Croatian Telecom.
‘Extreme responsiveness and a hands-on approach is something that truly differentiates this law firm.‘
‘It is the best firm I have dealt with; their client focus and in-depth legal knowledge make for smooth interaction.‘
‘The extremely focused team is able to effectively communicate complex legal concepts.‘
‘Mojmir Ostermann is an outstanding litigator who has developed an excellent reputation in the telecoms sector.‘
‘Mila Selak is a wonderful example of a strong female leader. Other than being a true expert in this sector, her affable approach is what makes Ostermann & Partners more than pleasant to work with.‘
A1 Hrvatska (formerly: VIPnet)
HETA Asset Resolution
Employment Tier 2
Praised for its 'creative and out-of-the-box thinking', Ostermann & Partners LLP provides 'logical and practical advice' to corporates across a range of employment issues, including the drafting of employment and executive contracts, collective bargaining and restructuring plans. Team head Mila Selak has a particularly strong reputation on the contentious front, and has successfully fended off many unlawful redundancy claims brought against a major domestic construction company.
‘The team has strong analytical skills, and is capable of analysing a lot of information in a short period of time.‘
‘Creative and out-of-the-box thinking.‘
‘Provides logical and practical advice.‘
‘The lawyers understood the specificity of the issues, complexity and broader context of the problem.‘
‘Mila Selak is meticulous and responsible, and takes good care of the client’s position.‘
Total Television for telecommunications
Led by the 'solution-oriented' Mojmir Ostermann, Ostermann & Partners LLP acts for a range of stakeholders - including lenders, sponsors and contractors - engaged in energy and infrastructure projects. The team also recently acted for Meteor Group on its €100m acquisition of the majority state-owned beverages producer Badel 1862, in what was one of the few privatisation matters that have taken place in recent years.
‘Mojmir Ostermann is solution-oriented.‘
Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)
Ostermann & Partners LLP > Firm Profile
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 prominent legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR. For many years our Firm has been ranked 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 is ranked/recommended for 1. Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (Legal 500, Chambers Europe, IFLR), 2. Commercial & Corporate law and M&A (Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Global, IFLR), 3. Dispute Resolution (Legal 500) and 4. Privatization, Projects and Energy (Legal 500); Vjekoslav Ivančić, partner, for Banking & Finance (Legal 500, Chambers Europe) and Mila Selak, also partner, for Employment (Legal 500).
Mojmir has been listed in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for Commercial, Corporate and M&A, as one of only two attorneys with Hall of Fame status; and Mila as the Next Generation Partner for Employment. The Hall of Fame is Legal 500’s most prestigious category, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence, while the Next Generation Partner category honors junior/new/younger partners who make a material difference to the practice.
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 Meteor Group – Labud. In 2020, we were once again shortlisted for 2019 Deal of the Year, this time 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 under-served 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.
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