Firm Profile > KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC > Zagreb, Croatia

KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC
TRG ŽRTAVA FAŠIZMA 6
10 000 ZAGREB
Croatia

Transport (including shipping) Tier 1

Under the guidance of the 'knowledgeable, versatile and responsiveDanijela SimeunovićKOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC has developed a market-leading reputation within the aviation field, primarily as a result of her 'excellent understanding of the key legal issues that a lessor looking to lease aircraft into the country needs to know'. Outside the aviation sector, co-head Martina Prpić regularly advises lenders on the financing of transportation-related projects.    

Practice head(s):

Danijela Simeunović; Martina Prpić

Other key lawyers:

Ana Novaković

Testimonials

‘The team is well-organised, responsive and business-oriented. It provides legal advice across borders, which is to the point and fully comprehensive to a non-Croatian lawyer.’

‘Danijela Simeunović is knowledgeable, versatile, responsive and to the point, combining legal knowledge and commercial understanding.’

‘We regard Danijela Simeunović and her team as the best aviation lawyers in Croatia. They have an excellent understanding of the key legal issues in Croatia that a lessor looking to lease aircraft into the country needs to know and they are extremely helpful in guiding us through this.’

Key clients

Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development

OTP banka d.d.

PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB – DIONIČKO DRUŠTVO

Zagrebačka banka d.d.

World Star Aviation

Chorus Aviation Capital (Ireland) Limited

National Westminster Bank PLC

AEROCENTURY CORP.

MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.

UBER B.V.

GoOpti d.o.o.

Rail Cargo Carrier-Croatia d.o.o.

Rail Cargo Austria AG XL CATLIN INSURANCE COMPANY UK LIMITED

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited Various financing parties

Autotechnica Fleet Services d.o.o.

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Girozentrale Chorus

Aviation Capital (Ireland) Limited

Aviation Capital Group LLC

EBRD

PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB d.d.

BANCA IMI S.p.A., LONDON BRANCH,

CRÉDIT INDUSTRIEL ET COMMERCIAL, LONDON BRANCH,

SIEMENS BANK GMBH, LONDON BRANCH,

GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG (existing lessor)

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The 'responsive and business-oriented' team at KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC continues to thrive in the market as a result of its 'enthusiastic and proactive' approach, which has enabled it to continually grow its client base since it was established in 2014 and now includes a compelling mix of commercial banks, development banks, trade associations, government bodies and corporates. The team's varied workload features regulatory and NPL-related mandates, as well as a number of high-profile new money and refinancing transactions, including Martina Prpić's work for a group of lenders with respect to refinancing of the Zagreb airport concession project. Dinka Kovačević and Danijela Simeunović co-head the team, with the 'knowledgeable, versatile and responsive' Simeunović noted in particular for her aviation finance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Danijela Simeunović; Dinka Kovačević

Other key lawyers:

Martina Prpić

Testimonials

The firm is well-organised, responsive and business-oriented.

‘The team is enthusiastic and proactive.

Danijela Simeunović is knowledgeable, versatile and responsive. 

Key clients

Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OTP banka d.d., PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB – DIONIČKO DRUŠTVO, Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Ministry of Finance, Republic of Croatia

World Star Aviation

HPB – stambena štedionica d.d.

Hrvatska poštanska banka d.d. (HPB d.d.)

Gorenjska banka d.d.

Insight Investment (Global) Limited

EBRD, PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB d.d., BANCA IMI S.p.A., LONDON BRANCH, CRÉDIT INDUSTRIEL ET COMMERCIAL, LONDON BRANCH, OTP Bank Plc., OTP banka d.d., SIEMENS BANK GMBH, LONDON BRANCH, ZAGREBAČKA BANKA d.d.

AIK Banka AD

KentBank d.d.

Economic Interest Group Croatian Banking Association (EIG CBA)

AEROCENTURY CORP. MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.

Ferratum Bank p.l.c.

BANCA COMERCIALA INTESA SANPAOLO ROMANIA S.A.

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited Various financing parties

Sberbank d.d.

Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d.

Kreditanstalt für Wideraufbau (KfW)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Co-headed by Martina Prpić and Dinka KovačevićKOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC handles day-to-day corporate and commercial work (including as it relates to data protection), as well as M&A and corporate restructuring. The firm is developing a particularly strong track record advising on financial services-related M&A work, including its recent work for a Slovenian insurance company on its acquisition of two Croatia-based insurance entities. The firm also continues to have a significant role on Agrokor-related matters, by virtue of its representation of Fortenova (the successor company to Agrokor).

Practice head(s):

Martina Prpić; Dinka Kovačević

Other key lawyers:

Danijela Simeunović; Dino Simonoski Bukovski; Ana Novaković

Key clients

HPB-stambena štedionica d.d.

HRVATSKA POŠTANSKA BANKA d.d. (HPB d.d.)

Zavarovalnica Sava, zavarovalna družba d.d.

Norinco International Corporation Ltd.

OptimizeRx® Corporation

Brombul d.o.o.

SYNLAB HRVATSKA – Polyclinic, member of the SYNLAB GROUP (Synlab Holding GmbH)

Butan plin d.d.

Team Electric Oy Ab

Auctus Capital Partners AG

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (existing lessor) Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (existing financing bank) Chorus Aviation Capital (Ireland) Limited (new lessor)

Fortenova grupa d.d.

BTA Havalimanları Yiyecek ve İçecek A.Ş. and BTA CROATIA d.o.o.

ConTec CRO d.o.o.

SIGNIFY INTERNATIONAL B.V., Branch office Zagreb

Ytong Porobeton d.o.o.

ORADIAN d.o.o.

Ivicom Consulting d.o.o.

Central Registry of Affiliates (REGOS), Agrokor d.d., Fortenova grupa d.d., BTA CROATIA d.o.o.,General Hospital Zabok and Hospital of Croatian Veterans, General Hospital Varaždin, General Hospital Karlovac, General Hospital of Šibensko-Kninska County, Special H

Employment Tier 2

KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC regularly advises private and public sector clients across a range of employment matters, including on ongoing HR counselling, collective employment law matters and employment law issues associated with M&A handled by the firm. Name partner Danijela Simeunović takes the lead on much of the employment work, and has also developed a strong reputation advising on GDPR compliance.  

Practice head(s):

Danijela Simeunović; Martina Prpić; Dinka Kovačević

Other key lawyers:

Ana Novaković

Key clients

BUTAN PLIN d.o.o. member of LIQUIGAS S.P.A.,

Amplexor Adriatic d.o.o., branch office in Croatia

Zavarovalnica Sava, SAVA Re

Složna braća j.d.o.o.

RWE Croatia d.o.o.

NEUROTH SLUŠNA POMAGALA d.o.o., member of Neuroth group

Xella Porobeton HR d.o.o. in liquidation and Ytong Porobeton d.o.o. members of XELLA Group

Central Registry of Affiliates (REGOS), AGROKOR d.d., FORTENOVA GRUPA d.d., GENERAL HOSPITAL ZABOK, GENERAL HOSPITAL VARAŽDIN, GENERAL HOSPITAL ŠIBENIK, HOSPITAL STUBIČKE TOPLICE, CLINICAL HOSPITAL MERKUR, SYNLAB POLICLINIC, POLICLINIC BREYER, POLICLINIC AVIVA, YTONG POROBETON d.o.o., BUTAN PLIN d.o.o., NEUROTH SLUŠNA POMAGALA d.o.o., ORADIAN d.o.o. etc.

PELIKAN KLADIONICE d.o.o.

SYNLAB HRVATSKA – Polyclinic

PLANETARIS d.o.o

SWEDISH EMBASSY in Croatia

BRITISH EMBASSY in Croatia

FERRATUM GROUP and Ferratum Bank plc

IVICOM CONSULTING d.o.o.

ORADIAN d.o.o.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Co-headed by Martina Prpić and Dinka KovačevićKOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC regularly represents energy, transport and financial services clients in labour, competition and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Martina Prpić; Dinka Kovačević

Other key lawyers:

Danijela Simeunović; Uroš Pavasović; Dino Simonoski Bukovski

Key clients

Energija projekt d.d.

Norinco International Cooperation Ltd

Rail Cargo Austria Aktiengesellschaft XL CATLIN INSURANCE COMPANY UK Limited

Autotechnica Fleet Services d.o.o.

Stomatološka poliklinika Dr. Radionov (Dental Polyclinic Dr. Radionov)

Sberbank d.d.

Rail Cargo Carrier Croatia d.o.o.

GoOpti d.o.o.

RWE/innogy group companies in Croatia

SÜZER HOLDİNG ANONİM ŞİRKETİ

BUTAN PLIN d.o.o.

UBER B.V.

ZAGORSKI VODOVOD d.o.o.

Shareholders of ELEKTROPROJEKT d.d.

OTP Banka d.d.

PLANETARIS d.o.o.

PELIKAN KLADIONICE d.o.o.

VEKA-ING d.o.o. and its shareholders

Sindikat djelatnika u državnoj upravi (Trade union in the public sector)

EU and competition Tier 3

KOVACEVIC PRPIC SIMEUNOVIC LLC provides a 'professional service' to the firm's growing roster of corporate clients across a range of competition law compliance associated with conducting business in the country. Team head Martina Prpić has experience advising on merger control notifications and other competition matters, including prohibited agreements, abuse of dominant position and state aid issues.

Practice head(s):

Martina Prpić

Testimonials

‘The overall services provided by the firm were of a high professional standard, always exhibiting a profound knowledge of legislation and legal practices.’

Key clients

Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development,

OTP banka d.d

PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB – DIONIČKO DRUŠTVO

Zagrebačka banka

CROATIAN BANKING ASSOCIATION

BUTAN PLIN d.o.o., a Croatian subsidiary of LIQUIGASS.P.A.

SIGNIFY INTERNATIONAL B.V., Podružnica Zagreb

YTONG POROBETON d.o.o., member of Xella Group

Zavarovalnica Sava, zavaravovalna družba d.d.

The firm: Kovacevic Prpic Simeunovic (KPS) is a Croatian law firm providing the full scope of legal services to corporate clients. The firm is led by three well established partners with extensive experience and expertise in a number of practice areas. Since its incorporation in 2014, the firm has been growing steadily and now encompasses a team of ten. KPS has well developed connections with a number of international law firms as well as several law firms within the CEE region. KPS and its partners are members of several international law firm associations such as International Bar Association (IBA), Global Business Lawyers (GBL), European Air Law Association (EALA) and CEE Law Firms Alliance (CEELFA). KPS is one of the founding members of the Croatian Transport Law Association and is a member of German-Croatian Industry and Commerce Chamber (AHK).

Areas of practice: The firm provides expert and personally tailored legal advice to domestic and foreign clients in all areas of commercial and business law, as well as representing them in court and administrative proceedings. KPS co-ordinates and undertakes complex projects and legal transactions, providing services in Croatian, English and German. Its team has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the banking and finance sector and significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions of banks, or banks in recovery, as well as in NPL transactions. Working closely with other professional advisors, KPS has vast experience in undertaking legal due diligence assignments, negotiating and structuring M&A transactions as well as their implementation. Aviation and transport law are also one of the core areas of the firm’s practice, but KPS also regularly advises on corporate and commercial issues faced by clients in their daily business, including employment and corporate restructuring.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A Martina Prpi?
Commercial, corporate and M&A Dinka Kova?evi?
Banking, finance and capital markets Dinka Kova?evi?
Banking, finance and capital markets Danijela Simeunovi?
Competition Martina Prpi?
Employment Dinka Kova?evi?
Employment Danijela Simeunovi?
Dispute resolution, enforcement, bankruptcy Martina Prpi?
Dispute resolution, enforcement, bankruptcy Danijela Simeunovi?
Energy law Dinka Kova?evi?
Energy law Danijela Simeunovi?
Aviation and transport Danijela Simeunovi?
Aviation and transport Martina Prpi?
Public procurement and administrative law Dinka Kova?evi?
Public procurement and administrative law Martina Prpi?
Real estate and construction Dinka Kova?evi?
Real estate and construction Danijela Simeunovi?
Data protection and compliance Danijela Simeunovi?
Number of lawyers : 9
Croatian
English
German

For Kovačević Prpić Simeunović LLC gender equality, respect for the individual and sustainability are not just buzzwords or policies, we try our best to incorporate them in our law firm’s daily lifestyle.

We promote equality of opportunity, fairness, trust, acceptance and differences and the rights of individuals including the right to work in an atmosphere free from discrimination and prejudice. Our employees are recognised as individuals for their talent and contribution.

Our team consists of men and woman from a diversity of backgrounds. More than 60% of our employees are women, including three managing partners. Communication within the firm is informal and everyone’s opinion is valued. We believe that authority follows from knowledge, experience and respect, and not from hierarchy or position. We strive to create a culture of inclusiveness and drive improvements in our diversity performance.

The majority of our employees, including partners, mainly cycle, walk or use public transport to work, instead of using cars.

Kovačević Prpić Simeunović LLC supports charities, local communities and non-profit organisations, developing meaningful ties with universities, youth projects and community groups. We often combine our volunteering efforts with financial backing in the form of donations to give charities and non-profit organisations a comprehensive package of support. We contribute to equestrian sports by donations and pro bono work for the national equestrian association and also regularly engage in pro bono work for economically disadvantaged individuals through the Croatian Bar Association legal aid programme. We have recently provided a substantial financial support to a paraplegic organisation. In 2020 Kovačević Prpić Simeunović LLC participates again as a mentor and sponsor in a “Moot court” for a law student organisation.


CLIENT: Iva Šimunec, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: NEUROTH slušna pomagala d.o.o.
TESTIMONIAL: We deal with many uncertainties in daily business so having a legal expert that helps us navigate through vast range of legal aspects is a necessity. KPS team takes the time and energy to understand specifics of our business making it an extended part of their business. That proves them to be not only a trustworthy adviser but also a reliable partner which makes all the difference.


CLIENT: Director of legal affairs
COMPANY/FIRM: A large holding company, focused on retail, production and agribusiness
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked closely with Martina and the KPS team as they represent our firm in an international arbitration proceedings. Martina is a highly regarded professional in her field and exceptionally knowledgeable. She constantly strives for the highest quality of work while maintaining the commercial mind-set to suit client’s need and always takes the initiative to think ahead and pre-warn the client of what they need to consider. As a law office they have proven ability and capacity to manage large and complex cases. What I also value is the fact that KPS has proven to be flexible, accessible and responsive. They have shown they understand our business, our pressures and our needs. I have always been impressed by the KPS’s consistently high level of service right across the practice: responsive, technically strong, conscious of business reality, whilst being enjoyable people to work with. They possess a rare combination of qualities, able to cut through the key issues and have excellent judgment. We are grateful to the leading members, Dinka, Martina and Danijela, who have been instrumental in resolving through the intense and daunting processes. Dinka has the ability to format legal strategies which require absorbing and comprehending large amounts of data and condensing them down into something more manageable and easy for her clients to comprehend. During the GDPR implementation process, Danijela made what was a highly complex and challenging experience at first, significantly easier to deal with.


CLIENT: Head of Legal
COMPANY/FIRM: An EU licensed credit institution
TESTIMONIAL: KPS has been our go to law firm in Croatia since its establishment for a number of reasons. Chief among these, their recognition that time is of essence, their ability to provide holistic advice and their business minded approach and understanding that the law cannot be interpreted in isolation from business requirements and processes. We have received advice from KPS on a number of issues ranging, among others, from regulatory advice, banking law, contract law to employment matters.


CLIENT: Dinko Čondić, Chief Executive Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: IVICOM CONSULTING d.o.o.
TESTIMONIAL: We are working with KP&S for a last five years. From the very beginning, their approach to us as client was quite different than other law firms. If I need to use some key words to describe them, I would choose flexibility and loyalty. We are very glad that KP&S is continuously growing and becoming recognized as top level Croatian Law Company.


CLIENT: Tomić Lucia Ana, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Hrvatska poštanska banka d.d.
TESTIMONIAL: ‘’These days financial industry is complexed and highly regulated. Finding a law firm that you can rely on with the full trust based on their expertise, is priceless. That is what HPB found in law firm Kovacevic Prpic Simeunovic. Their positive attitude, real understanding of commercial issues and commercially based approach, provides us with very practical advises in matters regarding regulatory issues that had impact on bank’s management. Their ability to find solution through uncertainty of new regulatory framework is based on the whole team’s exceptional knowledge of regulatory compliance matters. KPS law firm followed us on every step through due diligence and M&A matters that led to acquisition of Jadranska banka. Finalizing the job, I can offer them deep recommendation and gratitude for all they have done for us.’