Firm Profile > Vidan Law Office > Zagreb, Croatia

Vidan Law Office
PRERADOVICEVA 10
HR-10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Employment Tier 2

At Vidan Law Office, managing partner Hrvoje Vidan regularly counsels international corporates on employment issues affecting their businesses in Croatia. He has recently handled a significant amount of employment advisory work related to Covid-19, including advice on redundancy procedures and downsizing.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Petra Lustica; Ina Dermisek

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Led by the 'open and client-orientedHrvoje VidanVidan Law Office has 'strong and extensive knowledge in the field of banking, finance and capital markets', enabling it to provide 'responsive and accurate advice' to commercial/development banks, leasing companies and corporates across a broad range of mandates.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Petra Lustica

Testimonials

‘I appreciate the firm’s direct approach, without unnecessary details. That gives me confidence that they know their trade and that the clients my law firm sends them are in safe hands.’

‘The team at Vidan Law Office has a strong and extensive knowledge in the field of banking, finance and capital markets. They have a very responsive team that provides fast and accurate services while maintaining a positive business atmosphere. They work at the highest level and are as professional and highly regarded as any other law firm that works in the area of banking, finance and capital markets that we have collaborated with. ’

‘Hrvoje Vidan has vast experience with banking and finance matters and is always very open, client-oriented and very nice to work with.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is an exceptional lawyer.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is a long-time and respected player on the Croatian market who also works hard to stay in tune with the needs and preferences of international buyers of legal services.’

‘Petra Lustica is very responsive.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Led by the 'experienced and very practical' Hrvoje VidanVidan Law Office provides 'professional legal support of the highest international standards in the commercial, corporate and M&A fields'. Consequently, although it lacks the resources of some of its higher-ranked peers, the firm punches above its weight and regularly advises international companies on their Croatia-based activity where it is appreciated for its language skills, as well as the ability to expedite matters in a timely fashion, by virtue of its one-stop-shop approach.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Petra Lustica

Testimonials

‘The entire corporate team at Vidan Law Office is simply great! We worked with them on several corporate/commercial projects last year and have excellent impressions. They are responsive, professional and capable to guide clients seamlessly through all legal issues.’

‘The team provides high quality and professional legal support at the highest international standards in the fields of commercial, corporate and M&A. Their availability and readiness are key strengths and makes collaboration with this team easy and successful.’

‘The high levels of professionalism and the fluency in different languages, ensures that they make excellent partners for collaboration, while maintaining a pleasant business atmosphere.’

‘Hrvoje Vidan is the key figure. He is very esteemed and probably one of the leading business lawyers in Croatia. He is highly experienced and very practical.’

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Led by managing partner Hrvoje VidanVidan Law Office has established a strong reputation advising minority shareholders in relation to takeover law disputes, as well as clients in IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Ina Dermisek; Romi Bulat

Intellectual property Tier 3

Vidan Law Office's managing partner, Hrvoje Vidan, regularly handles IP-related work as part of his wide-ranging transactional and litigation expertise. The scope of the IP work is broad and includes advice on relatively commoditised trade mark registration procedures, as well as representation in complex disputes over defensive trade marks and advice on rebranding projects.

Practice head(s):

Hrvoje Vidan

Other key lawyers:

Ina Dermisek; Romi Bulat

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Hrvoje Vidan hrvoje.vidan@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Banking and finance Hrvoje Vidan hrvoje.vidan@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Corporate & Commecial Hrvoje Vidan hrvoje.vidan@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Employment Hrvoje Vidan hrvoje.vidan@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
M&A Hrvoje Vidan hrvoje.vidan@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Capital markets & Employment Petra Lustica petra.lustica@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Real Estate & Insurance Romi Bulat romi.bulat@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Litigaion & Arbitration Ina Dermišek ina.dermisek@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Telecommunications & IT Tomislav Nagy office@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
IP Daša Vrzić office@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Competition and antitrust Ina Dermišek ina.dermisek@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Energy and infrastructure Romi Bulat romi.bulat@vidan-law.hr + 3851 4854 070
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Romi Bulat  photo Ms Romi Bulat Immediately after joining the team, Romi has taken a lead of the…
Ms Ina Dermišek  photo Ms Ina Dermišek Ina Dermišek has been part of the team since 2011. since he…
Ms Petra Luštica  photo Ms Petra Luštica Petra joined the team after having completed as a top ranked student…
Mr Hrvoje Vidan photo Mr Hrvoje Vidan Hrvoje is the managing partner of Vidan Law Office. Hrvoje founded the…
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