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Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates
Trg Republike Hrvatske 8
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Although it is perhaps less active advising on transactional finance work, Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates has developed a strong reputation for advising banks, asset managers and investment companies on the regulatory issues associated with conducting business in the country. Team head Silvije Čipčić-Bragadin is the main contact.

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Key clients

UBS

HSBC

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank Ireland

JP Morgan

NatWest Markets

Goldman Sachs

Deutsche Bank AG

Mastercard

Ziglu

Aream Advisers

Work highlights

  • Advised Deutsche Bank on conducting its business in Croatia with specific references to corporate investment banking and legal/compliance matters.
  • Advised Barclays Bank in relation to a pan-European financing of a transaction where as part of the structure a corporate borrower was based in Croatia. The transaction was based on LMA standard documentation.
  • Advised UBS on various regulatory aspects relating to the distribution of structured products in the Croatian market.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The ‘extremely resourceful and professional’ team at Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates has expertise across a range of corporate and commercial mandates for clients in core sectors of expertise including energy and the environment. The team, which is headed by Silvije Čipčić-Bragadin, is also increasingly active in the life sciences sector and has picked up some notable mandates for leading entities in the space, including Unilever, across a range of commercial contractual work throughout the Balkan region.

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Testimonials

They are extremely resourceful and professional, and they put equal effort to result as to the satisfaction of the client.’

Key clients

Unilever (Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Unilever Bosnia & Herzegovina

Lenovo

Pfizer Inc.

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Seatle Genetics

Flixbus Mobility GmbH & Flixbus CEE South d.o.o.

Nafta a.s., and Nafta International BV

Valgo SA and Valgo Montenegro

Vifor Pharma

Central Government Office for the Development of the Digital Society

Ministry of Administration of the Republic of Croatia

Canvas Holidays / Vacalianselect

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Eurofins

Mastercard

Novamex

Battersea Project Phase 3B Development Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Pfizer on the Croatian aspects relevant to the spin-off of its UpJohn business with Mylan.
  • Advising Unilever companies in the region (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Bosnia & Herzegovina) in relation to business reorganisation, agreements with distributors and a range of other commercial and corporate matters relevant to the FMCG sector.
  • Advised Canvas Holidays (a member of the Vacalians group) and Vacalians group on a merger of Canvas Holidays with a local company.

Čipčić-Bragadin Mesić & Associates is one of the leading laws firm in Croatia that serve companies, public entities and private clients in broad range of matters.

At Čipčić-Bragadin Mesić & Associates today, the flavour is definitely international. Around 85% of our clients are international enterprises doing s business in Croatia.  Our sector focus is unrivalled and have been deeply involved in many industries.  We work closely with the leading international law firms and consultants so we’re able to manage complex, cross-border projects and deals seamlessly and successfully. And we have a proven track of doing so.

List of flagship clients includes companies like Nafta a.s., Nafta Exploration d.o.o., ZTE Corporation, Lenovo, Pfizer, LIDL, Mastercard, Upfield, Amazon, Amazon Core Europe, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Vifor Pharma, VALGO SA, Tate & Lyle, Unilever Croatia, Unilever Hungary, Unilever Slovenia, Lexmark, Innoenergy CE, Flixmobility, Flixbus CEE South, Ökoenergie Group, Compsych Corporation, CTC Holding, Nadeva Wind, Stemcor Holding, Bunge Limited, Chipita, Rolls-Royce, Canvas Holidays, Vacalianselect, Redgate Software, Red gate Investment, Yahoo!, Aston Martin Lagonda, Domino Printing UK, Domino Printing Sciences, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, HSBC, State Street Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merill Lynch, Standard Chartered, Och-Ziff Capital Management, Amundi Asset Management, Altima International, Red Arc Global Investments, SMBC Nikko Capital Partners, Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley International, J.P. Morgan group (J.P. Morgan Securities plc, J.P.Morgan Europe Limited, J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A., J.P.Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc, J.P.Morgan Limited, J.P. Morgan AG and J.P.Morgan Markets), Allianz Global Investors, Schroders, Macquarie Bank, Digital Finance International, Winton Capital Management, Blackstone Group, Citibank, Invesco Asset Management Österreich, Croatian Pension Investment Company, Unicredit Bank Munchen AG etc.

Our practice has been recommended and recognized  by many leading international legal guides such as the Legal500, IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners etc. for more than 15 consecutive years now.  With roots dating from 1928. after years of professional development, we now probably have more tradition, experience and market presence than almost any other law firm in Croatia. That puts us in a unique situation where we can help our clients not just in law related issues but probably in most business-related issues. In fact, we like to pride ourselves to be more than a law firm but rather full-service legal advisers. 

KEY SECTORS

  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Financial industry and funds
  • Information, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Life sciences and Healthcare
  • Energy, Environment and Infrastructure
  • Transportation, Travel and Tourism
  • Public projects, Concessions and Public procurement

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Director Silvije Cipcic-Bragadinsilvije@cipcic-bragadin.com+38598467466
partner Marina Mesicmarina@cipcic-bragadin.com+38598319032
business development director Ivan Pilepicivan@cipcic-bragadin.com+385912344242
Number of professionals : 5
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CLIENT: Dr. Kalman Molnar, general counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Unilever Hungary Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: Cipcic-Bragadin-Mesic & Associates provide highly valued legal support for both Unilever’s Croatian and Hungarian legal entities. Unilever Croatia Ltd, Unilever’s Croatian legal entity is supplied mainly with marketing and customer marketing related advices, while Unilever Hungary Ltd, the company that is responsible for sales & distribution issues, is advised in strategic restructuring, sales & distribution and supply chain matters. It is very important for a company located outside Croatia that it receives fast and reliable legal advice from its local legal partner knowing the country’s and the wider region’s legal and political environment very well. Silvije Cipcic, partner of the law firm is in a direct and frequent contact with us. The law firm’s solid legal advices and actions helped Unilever recently to restructure our regional business and also to avoid a major lawsuit in Croatia.


CLIENT: Johannes Engelhaupt
COMPANY/FIRM: FlixMobility GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: Between 2018 and 2020, Čipčić-Bragadin-Mesic and Associates has advised FlixMobility in two M&A transactions related to bus companies in Croatia as well as another cooperation project in the Croatian bus market. Silvije Čipčić-Bragadin consulted us well, digging deep into very specific topics such as domestic, EU, and non-EU route authorizations. Moreover, he represented FlixBus at discussions with authorities. The firm was always committed to our projects and willing to go the extra mile for its client.


CLIENT: Bruno Hudoletnjak, Managing Director Adria & MBS
COMPANY/FIRM: Unilever Croatia
TESTIMONIAL: Strongly satisfied with the service Cipcic-Bragadin-Mesic & Associates provided since the moment we started cooperation. Every interaction was very through, well backed-up, honest and clear action driven. Silvije always gave me complete answers from both a legal and business perspective, and never tried to sugar coat the truth, which is exactly what you need in situation where more alternatives exist. Silvije’s responsiveness is exceptional, but even more important detailed and complete enough, not overwhelming us with unnecessary information, but rather immediately advising alternative actions. In FMCG business legal support needs to exercise in precision and in narrowing down the issues, but also explaining them in simple language, so that solution can be reached as soon as possible, and that all is exactly what Silvije does with excellence.


CLIENT: Nikolay Nekrashevich, Senior Counsel, EMEA East, Nordics, Israel GR & Trade Compliance, EMEA
COMPANY/FIRM: Lenovo
TESTIMONIAL: Lenovo have been using Čipčić-Bragadin Mesić & Associates as preferred legal advisers in Croatia for more than a decade in relation to various legal matters. I can say that we are very satisfied with the quality of work, approach and responsiveness from the key partners like Mr. Silvije Čipčić-Bragadin, who has great expertise and understand how big international businesses like ours think and work. Through a collaboration with Silvije I noticed that he’s always willing to give that extra push where needed to successfully deal with a problem before him.


CLIENT: Juraj Kučera, director
COMPANY/FIRM: Nafta a.s./ Nafta Exploration ltd.
TESTIMONIAL:

We have been working with legal firm CBMA since company´s decision to invest in Oil and gas project in Croatia. They were selected out of number of other possible advisors. Throughout the entire duration of our cooperation, we experience and receive high level of expertise and professional approach. Exploration and production of hydrocarbon is a complexed business, and it is necessary to deal with various legal segments. Silvije and his team was able to navigate us confidently through all the stages of our activity. We were able to rely on his advice during negotiations of commercial contracts, and also communication and dealing with state authorities. It is very valuable that Silvije goes with his answers and advice directly to the topic, without needless information, which makes it very effective in communication and decision making. We highly recommend CBMA legal office if you are looking for a solid advice backed up with strong knowledge of local business and economic environment .

CROATIA

Čipčić-Bragadin Mesić & Associates is one of the leading law firms in Croatia that advises companies, public entities and private clients in broad range of matters.

At Čipčić-Bragadin Mesić & Associates today, the flavour is definitely international. Around 85% of our clients are international enterprises doing s business in Croatia.

Our sector focus is unrivalled and we have been deeply involved in many industries.

Over the years we have established close ties with the leading international law firms and consultants so we’re able to manage complex, cross-border projects and deals seamlessly and successfully. And we have a proven track of doing so.

During 2020 we have advised on some of the most prominent deals like on a multibillion global business combination between Pfizer and Mylan resulting in a formation of new global pharmaceutical company Viatris; or on a market entrance, farm-in and joint operation agreement between the leading Slovakian oil and gas company Nafta a.s. in and Canadian Vermilion etc.

List of flagship clients includes entities like Nafta a.s., Nafta Exploration d.o.o., ZTE Corporation, Lenovo, Pfizer, LIDL, Mastercard, Upfield, Amazon, Amazon Core Europe, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Vifor Pharma, VALGO SA, Tate & Lyle, Unilever Croatia, Unilever Hungary, Unilever Slovenia, Lexmark, Innoenergy CE, Flixmobility, Flixbus CEE South, Ökoenergie Group, Compsych Corporation, CTC Holding, Nadeva Wind, Bunge Limited, Chipita, Rolls-Royce, Canvas Holidays, Vacalianselect, Redgate Software, Red gate Investment, Yahoo!, Aston Martin Lagonda, Domino Printing UK, Domino Printing Sciences, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, HSBC, State Street Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merill Lynch, Standard Chartered, Och-Ziff Capital Management, Amundi Asset Management, Altima International, Red Arc Global Investments, SMBC Nikko Capital Partners, Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley International, J.P. Morgan group (J.P. Morgan Securities plc, J.P.Morgan Europe Limited, J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A., J.P.Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc, J.P.Morgan Limited, J.P. Morgan AG and J.P.Morgan Markets), Allianz Global Investors, Schroders, Macquarie Bank, Digital Finance International, Winton Capital Management, Blackstone Group, Citibank, Invesco Asset Management Österreich, Croatian Pension Investment Company, Unicredit Bank Munchen AG, the Ministry of Administration, Central Government Office for the Development of the Digital Society etc.

Our practice has been recommended and recognized  by many leading international legal guides such as the Legal500, IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners etc. for more than 15 consecutive years now.  With roots dating from 1928. after years of professional development, we now probably have more tradition, experience and market presence than almost any other law firm in Croatia. That puts us in a unique situation where we can help our clients not just in law related issues but probably in most business-related issues. In fact, we like to pride ourselves to be more than a law firm but rather full-service legal advisers.

KEY SECTORS

  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Financial industry and funds
  • Information, Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Life sciences and Healthcare
  • Energy, Environment and Infrastructure
  • Transportation, Travel and Tourism
  • Public projects, Concessions and Public procurement

 

For more info please visit www.cipcic-bragadin.com