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Šavorić & Partners
10000 ZAGREB

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Šavorić & Partners acts for international banks, other financial institutions and borrowers on syndicated lending and sovereign lending, in addition to other domestic and cross-border lending transactions. Boris Šavorić, who advises on project financing transactions and private equity funds matters, jointly leads the team alongside Mia Lazić, who acts for lenders and borrowers in refinancing deals. Andrea Ruba assists on regulatory matters involving credit institutions and debt purchases in the energy sector, while Nives Kolonić assists on alternative investment fund mandates and cross-border acquisition financings.

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Key clients

Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka, UniCredit Bank

Morgan Stanley

Mezzanine Partners

Morgan Stanley



Feelsgood Capital Partners d.o.o.


Unicredit and IFC


Work highlights

  • Providing legal services under Croatian law to Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the €751 million refinancing of the Fortuna Entertainment Group.
  • Acted for ING BANK N.V. on the strategically significant EUR 1,700,000,000.00 refinancing of MET Group.
  • Acted for VALCON Group in €500 million refinancing by GLAS SAS.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The team at Šavorić & Partners is recognised for its impressive roster of international banking, investment and commercial clients, advising on investments, majority shareholder acquisitions and purchase agreements. Boris Šavorić jointly leads the team alongside Nina Radić-Kuzik and Mia Lazić, focusing on security packages, private equity mandates, mergers and joint ventures. Andrea Ruba assists with advisory work, while Dominik Žugaj advises on cross-border transactional matters.

Key clients

Eagle Hills Group

Morgan Stanley

WETOMIN Limited and Wetomin d.o.o.

Enterprise Investors through STUDENAC d.o.o. (ŠPAR)

Printec Holdings Limited

Feelsgood Capital Partners

Feelsgood Capital Partners

Invera Investments Cooperatief Three U.A

DP Poland PLC


Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Frequently representing clients before the Croatian Commerical Courts, Šavorić & Partners is particularly adept in handling high-value corporate litigation and arbitration cases. The team is co-led by managing partner Boris Šavorić and Branko Bulat, who boasts considerable experience in handling real estate and construction cases. Other key areas of expertise include employment disputes and pre-bankruptcy statements, in addition to representing banks in litigation proceedings. Sandra Tomašković is another key member of the team.

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Addiko Bank

Raiffeisen Bank


Work highlights

  • Acting for IKEA Hrvatska d.o.o. and INGKA Centres Croatia d.o.o. in litigation proceedings concerning the further project development of IKEA in Croatia.
  • Acting for Addiko Bank d.d. in over 550 active litigation proceedings concerning variable interest rates, prepayment fees, damages claims, etc., as well as 38 misdemeanours and 30 criminal proceedings.
  • Acting for Raiffeisen Bank d.d. in over 430 active litigation proceedings concerning variable interest rates, prepayment fees and damages claims.

Croatia > Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

Croatia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Šavorić & Partners acts for inbound investors on acquisitions and cross-border financings, with additional expertise in handling advisory work related to large-scale development projects. Branko Bulat jointly leads the team alongside Boris Šavorić and Nina Radić-Kuzik, advising on property developments and negotiating lease agreements in the tourism and residential sectors. Mia Lazić, who spearheads the firm’s banking and finance team, bolsters the practice with expertise in cross-border real estate financings. Nataša Trbović is another key member of the team, advising on due diligence in lease agreements and acquisitions of retail enterprises.

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Key clients

Ingka Centres (part of the IKEA Group)


Bridgewest Group

WETOMIN Limited and Wetomin d.o.o.

Enterprise Investors through STUDENAC (Lonia)

Enterprise Investors through STUDENAC (ŠPAR)

Alvarez & Marsal



UltimateHospitality Invest s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ingka Centres (part of the IKEA Group) in the development of a retail park near the city of Zagreb and the construction of the second phase of the existing Designer Outlet Croatia, a luxury brand outlet near the city of Zagreb.
  • Acting for ALP Partners in connection to project Prukljan, regarding golf, marina and villas development projects covering 1.600,000 m2 and winning a public tender of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets for the sale and concession of land near Prukljan Lake.
  • Acted for WETOMIN d.o.o., an SPV associated with Brown Hotels Group, in acquiring the majority shareholding in Jadran Hoteli d.d.

Croatia > EU and competition Tier 2

Croatia > Intellectual property Tier 3

Šavorić & Partners acts for domestic and international clients on a range of IP-related issues, particularly before Croatian courts and the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia. Managing partner Boris Šavorić jointly leads the team alongside Boris Babić, regularly handling copyright matters, IP cancellations and patent grant procedures. The team is also sought for its advisory work in administrative procedures, as well as trademark disputes and litigation cases. Natalija Babić is another key contact in the group.

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Invera Equity Partners



Work highlights

  • Advising Decathlon in relation to a settlement agreement with Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights in dispute regarding payment of the fee for the public use of music (copyright works) on Decathlon premises.

The Firm: 

Šavorić & Partners is one of the leading and most prominent Croatian law firms providing comprehensive legal services in corporate, M&A, capital markets and financial projects as well as property developments in Croatia.

The Firm is recognised as a one-stop-shop committed to providing comprehensive and tailor-made legal advice for the clients’ strategic decisions and everyday activities alike while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Through creativity and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses, we strive to build long-lasting relationships that help our clients achieve their goals and succeed in today’s rapidly changing legal landscape.

The office operates as a team of 20 lawyers, widely recognised as highly skilled and with an excellent professional track record providing a dynamic, innovative and dedicated approach. All the Firm’s lawyers are members of the Croatian Bar Association and, as such, fully qualified and authorised to provide comprehensive legal assistance under Croatian law.

Šavorić & Partners’ commitment to redefining excellence, coupled with profound expertise and business know-how, firmly establishes the Firm as the trusted choice for clients when it matters most.


Areas of practice

Banking and Finance: the Firm advises on extensive banking, lending and financing projects, syndicated loans, bond issues, financial leasing arrangements, ISDA, issuing legal opinions for banks, legal due diligence for borrowers, and securitisation.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Šavorić & Partners advises on the structuring of complex acquisitions or mergers, legal due diligence, drafting of all transaction documents, share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, mandatory takeover bids to minorities, squeeze outs, tenders and privatizations.

Corporate and Commercial: Šavorić & Partners provides comprehensive advice on general corporate and commercial matters, incorporation of companies, articles of association and shareholder agreements, drafting of commercial contracts, distribution agreements, sale and purchase agreements, corporate governance, joint ventures, bankruptcy, as well as restructuring and insolvency.

Real estate and construction: the team at Šavorić & Partners is involved in high value property development projects, shopping centres and office buildings, real estate purchase agreements and registrations, commercial leases, construction and architectural agreements, legal due diligence, and hotel industry and golf projects.

Project finance: the Firm handles project finance structures and agreements, construction agreements, public-private partnerships, BOT projects, motorways, and gas and oil distribution projects.

Energy and Infrastructure: the team handles extensive regulatory issues and compliance matters, oil and gas investments, infrastructure projects, legal due diligence, concessions, tenders, public-private partnerships and motorways.

Competition and Antitrust: the Firm is involved in merger control issues and notifications, competition agency clearance, antitrust issues, vertical and horizontal integration, and abuse of dominant position cases.

Capital markets: Šavorić & Partners advises clients in initial public offerings, listings, investment funds, stock exchange regulatory matters, and represents clients at the Croatian Financial Supervisory Agency.

Employment: the Firm advises on general labour law matters, complex employment agreements, termination programmes, ESOP and litigation.

Insurance: the Firm advises on insurance products, regulatory issues, insurance contracts and insurance litigation.

Intellectual property: the Firm advises clients on trade mark, patent and design registrations, searches and checks, as well as licensing agreements and copyrights.

Litigation and Arbitration: the Firm is involved in heavyweight commercial arbitration and litigation, civil litigation, employment cases, debt collection, enforcement procedures and corporate disputes.

Media: the Firm’s media practice advises on joint ventures with local media (printed and online), radio and television broadcasting issues, concessions, advertising and start-ups.

Regulatory: the Firm advises on healthcare regulatory, importing rules and administrative procedures.

Telecommunications and IT: Šavorić & Partners advises leading clients on telecommunications projects, internet and content legal issues, IT projects, concessions, regulatory and privacy legal issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Banking and finance Mia Lazić mia.lazic@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Capital markets Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Competition and antitrust Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Competition and antitrust Mia Lazić mia.lazic@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Corporate and M&A Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Employment Nina Radić Kuzik nina.kuzik@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Energy and natural resources Nina Radić Kuzik nina.kuzik@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Energy and natural resources Mia Lazić mia.lazic@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Insurance Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Litigation and arbitration Branko Bulat branko.bulat@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Project finance Boris Šavorić boris.savoric@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Project finance Mia Lazić mia.lazic@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Real estate and property development Branko Bulat branko.bulat@savoric.com + 385 1 4855 900
Photo Name Position Profile
Branko Bulat photo Mr Branko Bulat Branko Bulat is a Partner with extensive experience in representing clients in…
Mia Lazić photo Ms Mia Lazić Mia Lazić is a Partner and the firm’s head of banking and…
Nina Radić-Kuzik photo Ms Nina Radić-Kuzik Nina Radić Kuzik is a Partner practising mergers and acquisitions, corporate and…
Boris Šavorić photo Mr Boris Šavorić Boris Šavorić is a Senior and Managing Partner of Šavorić & Partners.…
Number of lawyers : 21

Šavorić & Partners has a commitment to inclusion which stems from our core values and our mission. We see this as a contribution to all parts of society as well as a priceless asset to our Firm itself. We do not select or hire future colleagues based on their race, national origin, gender, disability, religion or age. More than half of our legal team (60%) consists of our esteemed female colleagues, with equal salaries, and we are proud to be setting the benchmark ever higher, just as we do in all segments of our complex and demanding professional work.

We honestly believe that by including people who come from different backgrounds we are expanding our perspectives and ways of thinking. This is exactly why our team members have diverse experiences such as studying abroad, conducting research through many renowned international programmes and in various jurisdictions, all with a goal to broaden their horizons and accept, as well as benefit, from diverse approaches. We support our colleagues during pregnancy with the utmost care and consideration, ensuring they receive the support they need, akin to our approach in supporting any team member through times of temporary health challenges. We also have particular commitments towards disabled persons and we are proud to have employees with disabilities.

We have worked on a series of pro bono cases that we found to be of the outmost importance to our community as a whole. We also act in other pro bono matters, such as representing low or no income citizens that are facing eviction from their homes.

Our commitment to recruit the very best pushes us even further in helping young, bright minds excel, learn and grow. That is why we hold lectures and speeches, host and organise different competitions for students in Croatia and in the region.

We also act through local charities and our Firm donates funds to less developed parts of our country. We have helped several initiatives, including humanitarian organizations and NGOs, Initiatives for medical treatments, for the Children’s Clinic & Oncology Department, for medical devices, for association that works with children who have Down’s syndrome and many others.


CLIENT: Michel Kappler
TESTIMONIAL: I’m the CEO of Decathlon in a part of South East Europe region and I can confirm that I am fully satisfied about the cooperation with the law firm Šavorić & Partners. The answers to my requests have always been relevant, accurate and responsive. The level of competence of the team allowed me to guarantee the respect of the standards and to have a favorable outcome in all situations.

CLIENT: Francesco Ciaramella
COMPANY/FIRM: Palumbo Group
TESTIMONIAL: Boris Šavorić and Šavorić & Partners firm are definitely one of our strategic partners on corporate acquisition. Apart their excellent professionalism, what really impress me is their reliability. They are always willing to answer any question and defining the strategy with effective actions. They have helped our Group in a very delicate situation through detailed analysis and quick feedback.

CLIENT: Georges De Bourguignon C.
TESTIMONIAL: Boris Šavorić and the rest of the team at Šavorić were an invaluable resource in navigating the nuances of conducting a due diligence in Croatia. Their legal knowledge and capillary network allowed us to successfully perform an analysis that included environment, labor, social, lawsuits, governance and real estate issues. We highly recommend Šavorić for M&A activity in Croatia.

CLIENT: Igor Mataic
COMPANY/FIRM: Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Croatia
TESTIMONIAL: It was pleasure having Šavorić & Partners as our legal advisor. Their team is very professional, on time and the documents delivered by them were off high standards. As we decided to sell one of our daughter companies, our goal was to have top standard transaction documents which would bring an added value to our transaction; and Šavorić & Partners made it possible. We worked directly with the Senior Partner, Boris Šavorić, throughout the project. Boris is a very capable lawyer with huge knowledge in M&A, who was very dedicated to our project, always reachable, ready to solve the problem in no time and someone you want to have by your side if you want to seal the deal and close transaction in the most professional way.

CLIENT: Branko Mihajlov
COMPANY/FIRM: Ingka Centres Croatia / Designer Outlet Croatia
TESTIMONIAL: I am the President of the Management Board of Ingka Centres Croatia (IKEA Group) and Designer Outlet Croatia – which is the biggest and most successful Designer Outlet in Croatia. In our filed of Real Estate we require business guidance, going beyond conventional legal advice. Šavorić & Partners provides us with a consistently very high quality responsive service across all its disciplines. Branko Bulat and his colleagues showing great commercial awareness and understanding of all our needs in all aspects of the Real Estate Business, and especially dealing and handling all commercial lease agreements for over 60 different tenants. Branko Bulat is a very capable lawyer but always takes a pragmatic approach in finding solutions. His experience and expertise show when it matters most. Branko Bulat is responding always very fast – doesn´t matter which time or day – and this always in a very professional way. That is why we as IKEA-Group work since the establishment of our business in Croatia (2007) together with Šavorić & Partners.

CLIENT: Michal Kedzia
COMPANY/FIRM: Enterprise Investors
TESTIMONIAL: Working with Boris Šavorić and his team of lawyers has been a pure pleasure. We closed altogether 3 deals together over the course of last 18 months or so and every one of them was very well advised, giving me full comfort as per professionalism, merits and quality of the entire process. S&P as a firm has in its DNA diving deep into the commercial heart of the transaction, sometimes coming up with findings which were not at all obvious during the first perusal. I can full-heartedly recommend S&P as a legal firm of choice in Croatia.