Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic > Zagreb, Croatia > Firm Profile

Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic
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ZAGREB
Croatia

Croatia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Able to call upon a team of ‘versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge’, Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic is well-placed to advise financial institutions and corporates across a range of new money and refinancing matters. The firm’s strong litigation credentials also regularly sees it advising clients on substantial debt collection and enforcement matters. The firm is also well-versed in insolvency matters, an area in which team head Martina Šimunović Lepoša is particularly accomplished and is able to deploy an array of strategies, including debt-for-equity swaps.

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Testimonials

‘This practice is extremely professional and client oriented. They are very integrative to problem solving and always deliver on time.’

‘Very professional, responsive and co-operative team. Excellent service for the value.’

‘This practice has a team of versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge. Their deep understanding of the legal system and how institutions operate and function is beneficial in providing timely and efficient legal service.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec is unique, open, direct and professional.’

‘I am pleased to recommend Tomislav Orehovec. He has superior research and analytical skills, and he is able to process large volumes of information quickly and formulate an effective strategy for each case that is assigned to his workload.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec is always well prepared and with wide knowledge. He is brilliant in finding quick and practical solutions.’

‘Martina Šimunović Lepoša is great in knowing the financial sector and very capable dealing with complex contracts.’

Key clients

INA Group (INA- industrija nafte d.d., INA maziva d.o.o., INA maloprodajni servisi d.o.o., STSI d.o.o., Crosco d.o.o. etc.)

Zagrebački holding d.o.o.

Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o.

JANAF d.d.

NLB InterFinanz AG

Grand auto d.o.o.

Hyundai Croatia d.o.o.

Lola RIBAR d.d.

PRO Kolekt d.o.o.

Granarium d.o.o.

Optima leasing d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Acting for NLB InterFinanz, a Swiss-based financial company (subsidiary of NLB d.d.), in a dozen debt collection, insolvency and enforcement proceedings against its debtors, including complex litigation related to the Act on Nullity of the Loan Agreements with international elements.
  • Represented Infinitum nekretnine on the financing to facilitate the purchase of a claim from Privredna bnka Zagreb d.d., as a creditor, against Exportdrvo projekti d.o.o., as a debtor.
  • Advising Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o., a leading water supply and sewage company, on the performance of the existing EBRD loan.

Croatia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Drawing upon ‘a team of versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge’, Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic provides a ‘detailed and proactive approach in solving complex problems’ across a range of disputes, including as they relate to contentious insolvency, debt collection and employment matters. Irena Vinter Gregorić and Krešimir Kiš co-head the team and are appreciated by clients for their ‘timely responses and good understanding of case law’.

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Testimonials

‘The experienced and knowledgeable team displays a detailed and proactive approach in solving complex problems.’

‘This practice has a team of versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge. Their deep understanding of the legal system and how institutions operate and function is beneficial in providing timely and efficient legal service.’

‘I can point out several attorneys at law that we have been working with: Irena Vinter Gregorić, Krešimir Kiš, Martina Šimunovic Lepoša. In comparison with their competitors, they all stand out due to the following: tailored service according to customer needs, timely responses, availability, clear and concise legal opinions, vast experience in complex legal matters, a good understanding of case law.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec is a great lawyer and partner.’

Key clients

INA Group (INA- industrija nafte d.d., INA maziva d.o.o., INA maloprodajni servisi d.o.o., STSI d.o.o., Crosco d.o.o. etc.)

Zagrebački holding d.o.o.

Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o.

JANAF d.d.

NLB InterFinanz AG

Grand auto d.o.o.

Hyundai Croatia d.o.o.

Lola RIBAR d.d.

STRABAG d.o.o.

GSKG d.o.o.

Fleksbit d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing multinational oil company INA in several hundred ongoing commercial and labour litigation procedures.
  • Representing NLB InterFinanz in a dozen debt collection, insolvency and enforcement actions against its debtors, including complex litigation related to the Act on Nullity of the Loan Agreements with international elements.
  • Representing VODOOPSKRBA I ODVODNJA d.o.o., a water supply and sewage company in Zagreb, in over 10,000 debt collection enforcement and litigation proceedings for payment of unpaid service fees from companies and private persons.

Croatia > Employment Tier 3

Praised for its ability to provide ‘a tailored service according to customer needs’, Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic picks up a significant amount of ongoing employment advice as a result of its longstanding representation of several large Croatian businesses, including INA and Zagrebački Holding. Irena Vinter Gregorić heads the team and is conversant across the full spectrum of non-contentious and contentious employment matters.

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Testimonials

‘The practice has a team of versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge. Their deep understanding of the legal system and how institutions operate and function is beneficial in providing timely and efficient legal service.’

‘The lawyers provide a tailored service according to customer needs, timely responses, availability, clear and concise legal opinions, vast experience in complex legal matters and a good understanding of case law.’

Key clients

INA Group (INA- industrija nafte d.d., INA maziva d.o.o., INA maloprodajni servisi d.o.o., STSI d.o.o., Crosco d.o.o. etc.)

Zagrebački holding d.o.o.

Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o.

JANAF d.d.

Grand auto d.o.o.

Hyundai Croatia d.o.o.

Lola RIBAR d.d.

STRABAG d.o.o.

Odašiljači i veze d.o.o.

Fleksbit d.o.o.

KNAUF Insulation d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising INA on a range of day-to-day employment matters, including employment termination support and representation in several hundred ongoing litigation cases.
  • Advising Zagrebački holding across the full range of employment matters.
  • Advising JANAF d.d. across a range of employment matters, including on the preparation of contracts and internal by-laws.

Croatia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The ‘professional and client-oriented’ team at Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic provides a strong full-service offering and is consequently a popular choice to provide ongoing corporate and commercial advice to some major domestic clients, including INA and Zagrebački holding. Team head Tomislav Orehovec is ‘brilliant in finding quick and practical solutions’ and as well as his core corporate and commercial expertise is also noted for his work on restructuring and bankruptcy issues.

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Testimonials

‘Very competent, always available and fast.’

‘Very professional, responsive and co-operative team, excellent service for the value.’

‘This practice has a team of versatile legal experts with excellent expertise and practical knowledge. Their deep understanding of the legal system and how institutions operate and function is beneficial in providing timely and efficient legal service.’

‘This practice looks at problem solving from a commercial point of view. They are very professional and client oriented.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec: leader, open and direct and unique negotiator.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec is a a great team leader, always well prepared and with wide knowledge. He is brilliant in finding quick and practical solutions.’

Key clients

INA Group (INA- industrija nafte d.d., INA maziva d.o.o., INA maloprodajni servisi d.o.o., STSI d.o.o., Crosco d.o.o. etc.)

Zagrebački holding d.o.o.

Vodoopskrba i odvodnja d.o.o.

JANAF d.d.

NLB InterFinanz AG

Grand auto d.o.o.

Hyundai Croatia d.o.o.

Lola RIBAR d.d.

STRABAG d.o.o.

KNAUF Insulation d.o.o.

Fleksbit d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising multinational oil company INA on the full range of commercial and corporate matters, including the provision of complex legal opinions, and representation in judicial proceedings arising from commercial issues.
  • Advised Fleksbit d.o.o. on its joint venture with Unifiedpost solutions d.o.o., Serbia, as a member of Unified post Group, one of the leading cloud-based platforms for SME business services, regarding its entry into the Croatian market.
  • Assisting Zagrebački holding d.o.o., a major utility and transport services company in Zagreb, with a range of ongoing corporate and commercial matters relating to its operations.

The firm: Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović is a law firm providing expert and personally tailored legal assistance to Croatian and foreign clients with a variety of transactions, projects and disputes, from all areas of law, with special emphasis on commercial and corporate law, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, and real estate and construction.

The law firm is incorporated in 2012 under the name Ilić, Orehovec & Partners as a continuation of the cooperation of attorneys Tomislav Orehovec and his partners and their joint practice founded in 2005. Continuous expansion and joining of new partners made us one of the fastest growing law firms. In 2018, as a result of a change of ownership structure, the firm changed its name to Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović. Our future is ensured due to the combination of know-how and experience of our partners and a plethora of qualities of our youngest associates.

The speed of our expansion is a reflection of our clients’ trust and proof they recognize us as a reliable partner for the resolution of their everyday business problems and as support in the most complex transactions and projects.

Our guiding principle is the provision of services of the highest standard, oriented towards fast, business, practical solutions.

Our clients: Our clients are a reflection of our work. A great majority of our clients are Croatian and foreign companies from different lines of business, like commerce, banking, financial services, utility companies, oil & gas, energy, construction, hotels, automotive industry and telecommunications. We provide legal services to some of the largest Croatian companies on a daily basis, but also find our clients among local self-governing units and governmental institutions. On the one hand, the variety of the lines of business and the size of our clients are a challenge for our attorneys, but simultaneously endow us with exhaustive experience from different legal areas.

Legal services
Corporate and commercial law: 
Our corporate and commercial law team offers our clients comprehensive legal assistance from this area, especially with company incorporation, restructuring and status changes, as well as with the issues of corporate management and mutual relations of shareholders. We are especially proud of our team members who successfully implemented some of the most complex and most demanding corporate spin-offs and restructuring procedures. Owing to our wide experience with all types of transactions, we advise our clients on the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts, partnership and joint venture contracts, in cooperation with associated law firms from the region enabling us to provide comprehensive support with cross-border transactions.

Banking and finance: Our banking and finance team has extensive experience in the provision of legal assistance in the form of legal advising and drafting of all banking documentation, especially of all types of banking contracts, loan and credit contracts and other types of financial products, with special emphasis on related collateral contracts. Our support includes due diligence of the borrower and legal opinion for lenders in the loan approval procedure or assessment of the likelihood of collection of receivables. Furthermore, we advise our clients in numerous debt restructuring procedures, including refinancing, pre-bankruptcy settlements and other arrangements with creditors and bankruptcy proceedings against debtors.

Dispute resolution: Our dispute resolution team has wide experience in the representation of clients in court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations and other dispute resolution procedures. Legal assistance provided to our clients includes a wide variety of services ranging from representation and advising in the resolution of complex commercial disputes from the domains of construction, energy, IT and telecommunications to employment disputes and debt collection. Prior to the initiation of court proceedings, as the last resort for dispute resolution and the realization of our clients’ rights, we regularly attempt to resolve the disputes amicably. Likewise, our approach to dispute resolution is the formation of a special team depending upon procedure type and the area of law, whose expertise allows us to give our clients the best support available for their proceedings.

Mergers and acquisitions: Our mergers and acquisitions team counsels Croatian and foreign investors in the acquisition of target companies from different lines of business, as well as in all other types of corporate status changes. Legal assistance from this area also includes complete support during the transaction, starting from the performance of due diligence, advising during the preparation of tender documentation to negotiations and drafting of all contracts required for transaction completion. At all times, we have in mind the need of our clients for speed and in-depth work, met by the formation of special teams, depending on transaction size, complexity and line of business.

Employment: Attorneys from our employment team have extensive experience with the provision of comprehensive legal assistance in the domain of employment and labour law. Legal assistance offered to our clients includes a wide variety of legal advising, from advising employers on the establishment of employment relations, drafting of the required contracts and general documents, restructuring and counselling in relations with unions, to work contract termination. We also resolve labour law disputes, paying special attention to the sensitivity of labour relations and the related high risks for employers.

Insolvency and restructuring: Owing to the insolvency practitioner license issued by the Croatian Ministry of Justice, in the last eight years members of our team acted as bankruptcy trustees in over 100 bankruptcy/insolvency proceedings in Croatia, which makes us the leading law firm in Croatia in the domain of bankruptcy and insolvency related dispute resolution cases

Energy and infrastructure: Owing to their dedicated work in the representation of clients from the energy and infrastructure sector, the members of our team provide Croatian and foreign clients comprehensive legal assistance focused on the provision of practical advice, especially pertaining to the oil and gas industry and other types of infrastructural projects. Our support includes advising in all matters of legal and regulatory conformity, public-private partnerships and other matters relating to the implementation of different types of infrastructural projects.

Real estate and construction: Owing to their years-long wide experience with all types of procedures and legal affairs relating to real estate and construction, the members of our real estate and construction team provide our clients comprehensive legal assistance, starting from real estate due diligence, legal planning of the project prior to purchase, drafting of all sale purchase documentation, resolution of land register status and entry, to real estate construction and use. In so doing, we advise our clients with regard to the obtainment of all necessary construction permits, as well as in the contracting of different types of works and the conclusion of other types of real estate related contracts, especially in the part of their use and management, like contracts of lease of business premises.

Competition: Members of the competition team of Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović are focused on the provision of practical support to our clients in the form of avoidance of risks stemming from the regulations governing the protection of market competition, primarily in the automotive industry, oil and gas industry and all other branches of economy. We advise our clients in the matters of group and individual exemptions, as well as on the matter of abuse of dominant position.

Intellectual property: The members of our intellectual property team offer our clients a comprehensive package of services relating to intellectual property and the protection thereof. We advise and represent our clients in proceedings before State Intellectual Property Office in the matters of stamp, patent and industrial design registration, as well as in the conclusion of contracts from this area. Our support also includes representation in proceedings relating to the violation of rights.

Values and goals
Our goal is the success of our clients. We help you achieve success by providing services in keeping with the highest ethical and professional values.

Excellence. There is no room for compromise in the quality of our services. Every service will be provided in its entirety and on time, by offering appropriate legal advice, in line with the highest professional and ethical standards.

Loyalty. A lawyer’s main duty is loyalty to his/her client. That is why the client always comes first.

Reliability. We will fulfil all undertaken obligations in full and on time. This is our way of honouring your trust.

Expertise. We take pride in the expertise of our employees. We take care to keep up with the broadest and latest case law and professional literature to give you appropriate and complete legal advice.

Practicality. Service must be oriented to practical solutions in keeping with the business needs of our clients.

Perseverance. Sometimes there are no fast and easy solutions but giving up is never an option.

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Managing Partner Tomislav Orehovectomislav.orehovec@ovks.hr+385 1 244 24 54
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