Mr Hrvoje Vidan > Vidan Law Office > Zagreb, Croatia > Lawyer Profile

Vidan Law Office
PRERADOVICEVA 10
HR-10000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Work Department

Banking and finance, Capital markets, Corporate and commercial, M&A, Employment, Litigation and arbitration, Intellectual property, Project finance, Real estate and construction

Position

Hrvoje is the managing partner of Vidan Law Office. Hrvoje founded the firm, Vidan Law Office, in 2003 after working for several years at Porobija&Porobija at that time one of the major and most knowledgeable Croatian law firms and then for several years in a co-operative relationship with Wolf Theiss, Austria, where he was responsible for the Croatian region.  Hrvoje currently is a day-to-day advisor to a number of international companies doing business in Croatia and has participated as an advisor in a number of M&A, PPP, and privatisation projects such as sale of Splitska Bank, sale of Ersrte Bank, acquisition of Suncani Hvar, acquisition of Oktal Farma, acquisition of Zagrebtower, intended acquisition of Valjaonica Cijevi Sisak, acquisition of Zagreb Osiguranje, intended acquisition of Hlad, transfer of Atos undertaking, acquisition of Kompas d.d., intended acquistion of Brioni and many others.

Career

In addition to his legal practice, Hrvoje serves as a supervisory board member of the Croatian-EU business council; he helped to organize the Croatian Lobbyist Association and was appointed as President of its Court of Honour; and, in 2010, he was both elected a judge in the Croatian Bar, charged with deciding disciplinary matters, and appointed as an arbitrator at CARNET (public institution operating within the Ministry of Science and Education in the field of information and communication technology and its application in education) for the domain names dispute resolution. Besides, Hrvoje serves as a co-chair of the Business and Development Committee of the Employment Law Alliance. Hrvoje is the member of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce and the German-Croatian Industry Chamber.

Hrvoje is the author or co-author of a great number of legal articles published in Croatia and abroad in edition of Thomson Reuter, Sweet&Maxwell, the Financier Worldwide, Lexology, Getting the Deal Through, Law Business Research, Eastlex and many others. In cooperation with Thomson Reuters Hrvoje contributed to the Doing Business in Europe, a guide to the legal systems of Europe, providing essential legal information for European businesses and their advisers. In addition, Hrvoje serves as a long-term correspondent to the World Bank in Doing Business project covering “starting a business” and “registering property” sections.

Languages

Croatian, English, German, French, Italian

Memberships

Croatian Bar, Employment Law Alliance, Laworld, Nordic Chamber of Commerce, Deutsch-Kroatische Industrie-und Handelskammer

Education

Faculty of Law Zagreb (1993-1999), Master of Law Faculty of Law Zagreb (2001-)

Leisure

Passionate about basketball, tennis, skiing

Lawyer Rankings

Croatia > Intellectual property

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.

Croatia > Employment

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.

Croatia > Dispute resolution

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.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets

Led by the ‘open and client-oriented‘ Hrvoje 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.