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Vidan Law Office

Croatia > Employment Tier 2

Vidan Law Office provides ‘very professional, creative and high-quality advice’ to domestic and international corporates across a range of employment issues associated with their business operations in Croatia, to include, inter alia, advice on redundancy procedures, drafting employment handbooks, collective bargaining and dismissal procedures. Managing partner Hrvoje Vidan is noted for the ‘practical advice’ he provides to clients from a range of sectors, including those in the IT space.

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‘The team provided us with very professional, creative and high-quality advice, which resulted in successful solutions being reached.’

‘The team at Vidan Law Office is comprised of established individuals with great knowledge and experience in the field of employment law, as well as a great understanding of their clients’ needs and business activities, making them a great partner to collaborate with.’

‘When it comes to issues regarding employment and labour, Vidan Law Office should be your first call. We had an excellent experience with employment advisory work including redundancy procedures, workforce optimization, and downsizing. We appreciated the firm’s honest and direct approach.’

‘The team is dedicated and provides creative and quick solutions to our queries.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is a great professional who is always supportive and has great knowledge across all our needs.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan was great fun to work with and easy to reach, his advice was practical, fast, easy to understand and implement.’

‘I appreciated Petra Lustica’s willingness to dive into the core of the legal matter without unnecessary legal lingo. I can also praise her responsiveness.’

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The ‘highly responsive and very detail-oriented’ team at Vidan Law Office advises commercial/development banks, leasing companies and corporates across a wide range of financing work, including cross-border corporate finance matters where it is well-positioned to act, in part by virtue of its membership of regional law firm network Lex Adria. Managing partner Hrvoje Vidan is appreciated for his ‘broad knowledge of a great number of areas of law’, including as it relates to finance and tax.

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‘The team is highly responsive and very detailed.’

‘Vidan Law Office is our first point of contact whenever we would need any assistance concerning Croatian law – that is their main asset in our eyes, that they are well-rounded and are able to cover basically any area of law one may need assistance with.’

‘Vidan Law Office provides high-quality and professional legal support and prioritises the client’s needs and economic goals, making them a reliable and strong partner and service provider in the banking, finance and capital market practice.’

‘Their cooperativeness, ethics, punctuality, availability for everyday communication as well as their fluency in different languages such as English, German and Italian, make the individuals employed at Vidan Law Office a great partner and collaborator for all kinds of projects.’

‘They are very professional and at the same time extremely helpful and easy to deal with.’

‘With particular strength in cross-border deals, the finance team is skilled in the corporate finance and banking area on a regular and project-to-project basis.’

‘I can highly commend Hrvoje Vidan’s communication skills and broad legal knowledge.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is experienced, knowledgeable and intelligent.’

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The ‘highly qualified’ team at Vidan Law Office has ‘great knowledge of the corporate world’, and is well-versed across a range of matters, from day-to-day legal support (incorporations, management and supervisory board matters, corporate governance) to highly complex transactions, including M&A mandates, spin-offs and squeeze-outs. Team head Hrvoje Vidanis an experienced lawyer with an exceptional knowledge of the local Croatian market’.

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‘Highly qualified team has great knowledge of the corporate world, and an objective approach. The team is always available and easy to work with.’

‘Vidan Law Office is our first point of contact whenever we would need any assistance concerning Croatian law – that is their main asset in our eyes, that they are well-rounded and are able to cover basically any area of law one may need assistance with.’

‘The individuals at Vidan Law Office show great work ethic, punctuality, and a high degree of knowledge.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is an experienced lawyer with exceptional knowledge of the local Croatian market. He clearly stands out from the market. His qualities are responsiveness, experience, and willingness to assist always whenever his service is required.’

‘We found Hrvoje Vidan to be extremely pleasant to work with. He is always available, shares relevant information. His work ethics are also commendable, as he completes his tasks within deadlines, and is available even outside normal working hours.’

I appreciated Petra Luštica’s willingness to dive into the core of the legal matter without unnecessary legal lingo. I can also praise her responsiveness.’

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The ‘reliable, committed and efficient’ team at Vidan Law Office is ‘responsive and very approachable’ and has a strong reputation in advising minority shareholders in relation to takeover law disputes, as well as clients engaged in IP litigation. Hrvoje Vidan is ‘an incredibly intelligent lawyer and finds the right solution in every given context’.

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‘Boutique law firm with passion for the job.’

‘The firm is reliable, committed and efficient. It gives you full comfort that you are in the place.’

‘The lawyers are very polite, responsive and prepared.’

‘Responsive, accurate and very approachable.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is a great professional and easy to work with.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan – an incredibly intelligent lawyer – finds the right solution in every given context. An outstanding professional. ’

Croatia > Intellectual property Tier 3

Led by Hrvoje VidanVidan Law Office provides ‘highly practical advice’ to clients seeking to protect and exploit their IPR. Ivona Stričak is ‘very reliable‘ and regularly provides IP-related advice.

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‘The team provides highly practical advice.’

‘I know Hrvoje Vidan personally as he has done many assignments for my clients. There is not a procedure under the trade mark law that he has not tackled.’

‘The responsive Ivona Stricak is very reliable.’

The firm: Vidan Law Office is a premium law firm established in 2003 with the seat of the office in the Croatian capital, the City of Zagreb. The core business of the Office is provision of legal services in the fields of business law (corporate and commercial and M&A) with special accent on representation of foreign enterprises entering Croatian market and rendering full range legal support on a daily basis in business.

The Office has a long lasting and steady reputation as a one-stop-shop in serving prominent foreign based and Croatian multinationals, medium seized corporates and individual entrepreneurs.

The proficiency of legal services rendered and a sophisticated touch for details made the Office a reliable partner of Sweet&Maxwell – Thomson Reuters in producing Croatian chapter of the edition: “Doing Business in Europe”, a guide to the legal systems of Europe, providing essential legal information for European businesses and their advisers.

The office is a founder of an esteemed regional network “LEX ADRIA” operating throughout six countries in the SEE region aiming at even greater expansion and an exclusive Croatian member of “Employment Law Alliance” the largest global network of local employment and immigration attorneys.

Direct approach and an emphasis on knowledge and appreciation of client’s business needs and economic goals make the Office a reliable partner and a strong support to business activity growth of our clients.

Our core principle for doing business is providing a high quality professional legal support by applying the highest international standards and acting in compliance with the Croatian legal profession regulations and Code of Ethics.

Immediate approach, cooperativeness, professionalism, ethics, availability for everyday communication in English, German, French and Italian language and recognition of needs and expectations of foreign enterprises and ensuring that we deliver the best services to our clients is crucial for us.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance:
the office advises clients on banking, lending, financing projects, syndicated loans, bond issues, financial leasing arrangements, issuing legal opinions for banks, legal due diligence and securitisation.

Capital markets: the office advises clients in initial public offerings, listings, investment funds, stock exchange regulatory matters, and represents the clients both corporates as well as individual investors before the competent authorities such as Commercial Courts, High Commercial Court of Croatia, Administrative Courts, High Administrative Court of Croatia, Constitutional Court of Croatia and the Croatian Financial Supervisory Agency.

Competition and antitrust: the office provides services in merger control issues and notifications, competition agency clearance, antitrust issues, vertical and horizontal integration and abuse of dominant position cases.

Corporate and commercial: the office’s core business is advising clients on general corporate and commercial matters, incorporation of companies, drafting Articles of Association/Statutes and shareholder agreements, conducting of General Shareholders’ Meetings including preparation and drafting of corporate documents and resolutions, advising on takeover law, drafting of commercial contracts, construction agreements, BOT and BOOT agreements, distribution agreements, sale and purchase agreements, corporate governance, joint ventures, bankruptcy including restructuring and insolvency.

Employment: the office has outstanding results in advising clients on general labour law matters, employment agreements, company’s by-laws, individual and collective dismissals, negotiations with the trade unions and works councils, ESOP, TUPE, immigration related issues, stay and work permits, litigation and representation before the State Inspectorate.

Energy and infrastructure: the office is experienced in handling regulatory issues and compliance matters in the fields of oil and gas investments, LNG, renewables, infrastructure projects, legal due diligence, concessions, tenders and public-private partnerships.

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

Intellectual property: the office has an extensive experience in advising clients on trade mark and design registrations in Croatia, before OHIM and based on the Madrid Agreement/Protocol, trademark revocation and cancellation procedures, searches and checks, licensing agreements, copyrights and domain name dispute resolutions.

Litigation and arbitration: the office conducts a large number of commercial arbitration and litigation, civil litigation, employment related disputes, media claims, debt collection, enforcement procedures and corporate disputes.

Mergers and acquisitions: the office 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, squeeze outs, tenders and privatizations.

Project finance: the office advises on project finance structures and agreements, construction agreements, public-private partnerships (e.g. ports), BOT projects and gas and oil distribution projects.

Real estate and construction: the office has advised a great number of clients in a real estate sector both with respect to highly complex transactions such as acquisitions of hotels, individual land parcels for the purpose of setting-up residential settlements and shopping malls, parking garage projects, construction of office towers, residential and business real estate purchase agreements and registrations, residential and commercial leases, construction and architectural agreements, legal due diligence and nautical tourism ports projects.

Telecommunications and IT: the office advises leading clients on telecommunications projects and in the IT sector.

Managing Partner Hrvoje 3851 4854 070
Banking and finance Hrvoje 3851 4854 070
Corporate & Commecial Hrvoje 3851 4854 070
Employment Hrvoje 3851 4854 070
M&A Hrvoje 3851 4854 070
Capital markets & Employment Petra 3851 4854 070
Real Estate & Insurance Romi 3851 4854 070
Litigaion & Arbitration Ina Dermiš 3851 4854 070
Telecommunications & IT Tomislav 3851 4854 070
IP Daša Vrzić 3851 4854 070
Competition and antitrust Ina Dermiš 3851 4854 070
Energy and infrastructure Romi 3851 4854 070
Romi Bulat photoMs Romi BulatImmediately after joining the team, Romi has taken a lead of the…
Ina Dermišek photoMs Ina DermišekIna Dermišek has been part of the team since 2011. since he…
Petra Luštica photoMs Petra LušticaPetra joined the team after having completed as a top ranked student…
Hrvoje Vidan photoMr Hrvoje VidanHrvoje is the managing partner of Vidan Law Office. Hrvoje founded the…
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