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

Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunovic
SMICIKLASOVA 18
10000
ZAGREB
Croatia

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The 'responsive and capable' team at Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović has 'a lot of experience and know-how on the local market' and provides a 'very professional and co-operative service' to banks and corporates across  a range of new money and refinancing mandates. Team head Martina Šimunović Lepoša is an 'expert on the legal regulations related to banking and financial operations' and is well-versed across a range of different strategies, including debt-for-equity swaps, to assist creditors maximise their returns in corporate restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Martina Šimunović Lepoša

Other key lawyers:

Tomislav Orehovec; Irena Vinter Gregorić

Testimonials

‘The dynamic team understands the business and finance aspects, as well as the purely legal ones.’

‘The team is well-organised, efficient, friendly and prompt.’

‘Excellent team of experts, which has a lot of experience and know-how on the local market. Very professional and co-operative. ’

‘The team is responsive, well prepared and capable of handling complex legal issues in a very limited time.’

‘There is strong cohesion in the team and very good delegation practice. Therefore, members of the team complement each other very well and provide a high-quality service. Furthermore, large number of team members have a broad knowledge and are very experienced, so the team as a whole can provide service at the highest level.’

‘Tomislav Orehovec is direct, honest, fast and precise in his advice. He never promises what he cannot deliver.’

‘Due to his extensive experience and knowledge, Tomislav Orehovec is the best choice for all legal issues in complex M&A transactions, as well as in restructuring and bankruptcy issues.’

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.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Irena Vinter Gregorić and Krešimir Kiš lead the team at Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović, which has notable expertise handling insolvency, debt collection and employment disputes. Team members are frequently called on to act as bankruptcy trustees in insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Irena Vinter Gregorić; Krešimir Kiš

Testimonials

Very capable and very good personal relationships with the team backed by solid work. Resources available to handle large amount of cases.

Excellent team of experts which have a lot of experience and know-how of the local market. Very professional and cooperative.

They are well organized, efficient, friendly and prompt.

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.

Employment Tier 3

Employment litigation is a key strength of the team at Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović , which has experience representing employers in disputes with senior executives, board members and union representatives. In addition to litigation, practice head Irena Vinter Gregorić also has experience advising on executive contracts, severance packages and collective bargaining agreements, among other work.

Practice head(s):

Irena Vinter Gregorić

Testimonials

Irena is impeccable in providing day-to-day legal assistance in labour law, as well as in handling labour disputes. She gives very reliable and accurate legal advice.

They are highly skilled and competent in labour law and employment practice, and have an extensive experience in resolving complex cases and disputes in this field.

Quick response, flexibility, broad knowledge, availability.

Key clients

NA 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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

As well as handling general commercial and corporate matters, Orehovec, Vinter, Kiš, Šimunović's practice head Tomislav Orehovec also has a strong track record advising on restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Clients include domestic and foreign companies and the firm has notable expertise in the utilities sector.

Practice head(s):

Tomislav Orehovec

Testimonials

The team is responsive, well prepared and capable to handle complex legal issues in a very limited time. In comparation to other firms we would clearly state that exceptional cooperativity is their greatest strength.

Quick response, flexibility, broad knowledge, availability.

Excellent team of experts which have a lot of experience and know-how on local market. Very professional and cooperative.

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.

ABOUT US

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 merger and acquisition 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Tomislav Orehovec tomislav.orehovec@ovks.hr +385 1 244 24 54
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Martina Šimunović Lepoša photo Mrs Martina Šimunović Lepoša Partner
Mr Krešimir Kiš photo Mr Krešimir Kiš Partner
Mr Tomislav Orehovec photo Mr Tomislav Orehovec Managing Partner
Mrs Irena Vinter Gregorić photo Mrs Irena Vinter Gregorić Partner
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