Firm Profile > Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP > ZAGREB, Croatia

Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP
AMRUSEVA ULICA 19
1000 ZAGREB
ZAGREB
Croatia

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Since its establishment in 2017, the 'enthusiastic and energetic' team at Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP has quickly made significant inroads into the local market for lenders and borrowers across a range of bank lending and capital markets transactions. 'Very knowledgeable' team head Vladimir Batarelo  has a strong reputation in the market, particularly on financing matters within the food and beverages industry; he acts for domestic coffee and snacks producer Franck as a major creditor in the high-profile Agrokor restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Very committed, proactive and knowledge.

Key clients

Prevent Group

European Coastal Airlines d.o.o.

Industrieliegschaftenverwaltung AG and Kaltenberg Bayern

Franck d.d

Ferrero d.o.o.

Day 8 Ltd

Government of the Republic of Croatia

Adria Capital Partners LLC

Clarum d.o.o. (Hans Henglein & Sohn GmbH)

Provectus Capital d.o.o.

BLT ENERJI

Studenac d.o.o.

NLB Bank AD Skopje

Nova Liburnija d.o.o

OPTIMAPHARM d.d

European SeaPlane Service GmbH

Otago Beteiliungs GmbH

Adma Fӧrvaltnings AB

M San Grupa d.d.

TPF International Ltd.

Forum Media Group

Provectus Capital

Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency

Invest Sedlić d.o.o.

Immobiliare Jurić d.o.o.

INFOBIP

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The 'enthusiastic and energetic' corporate team at Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich Law Firm LLP has made substantial inroads into the market following its establishment in 2017 and has continued its growth strategy with a number of notable new hires at an associate level. Praised for its 'practical and commercial approach', the firm has picked up some 'critical matters for entrepreneurs' and corporates, particularly within the TMT, retail, food and beverages, and tourism sectors. Ivan Dvojkovic is a 'very trusted adviser' and handles a range of corporate governance, M&A and corporate restructuring work.

Testimonials

In my view the firm is one of the strongest M&A offerings in the country.

Enthusiastic and energetic.

Practical and commercial approach.

Laurenz Vuchetich has good expertise in restructuring.

Ivan Dvojkovic works on sensitive matters like takeovers and is a very trusted advisor.

Key clients

Prevent Group

European Coastal Airlines d.o.o.

Industrieliegschaftenverwaltung AG and Kaltenberg Bayern

Franck d.d

Ferrero d.o.o.

Day 8 Ltd

Government of the Republic of Croatia

Adria Capital Partners LLC

Provectus Capital d.o.o.

BLT ENERJI

Nova Liburnija d.o.o

OPTIMAPHARM d.d

European SeaPlane Service GmbH

Otago Beteiliungs GmbH

Adma Fӧrvaltnings AB

Forum Media Group

Invest Sedlić d.o.o

The Team:

BDV is one of the top Croatian full-service corporate law firm with a key focus on corporate, M&A, banking and finance, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, competition, IP and data protection. BDV aims to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions and to elevating the quality of the legal system on the local market.

BDV offers an integrated legal and tax service, complementing in-house legal departments in a flexible, responsive, solution-oriented and seamless manner.

The firm builds lasting relationships with its clients by combining business acumen and understanding of the local market. The firm’s partners take an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork. BDV daily cooperates with leading international law firms in course of multijurisdictional transactions.

 

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate / M&A

3 partners; 8 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV covers the whole spectrum of corporate work in Croatia, having advised the largest corporates on their business combinations, acquisitions and restructurings. BDV corporate team follows the best practices in vertical and horizontal corporate governance matters, applying these standards in the context of specific businesses. To that end, BDV assists clients with the implementation of efficient internal processes between multiple tiers of internal corporate organizations, and the regulation of horizontal (shareholders’) relations.

In special situations, BDV corporate team assists in finding optimal solutions and strategies for resolving complex shareholder disputes or facilitating shareholder activism.

 

Banking & Finance

1 partner; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV banking and finance team focuses on advising clients in connection with asset finance, corporate lending, structured finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, commodities and export finance, and local tax issues in project finance. In the course of transactional mandates, BDV represents clients, either lenders or borrowers/guarantors, at all stages of a financial transaction acting as local or lead counsel in all stages – from negotiation and perfection of local law security documents to negotiating, signing, and closing facility agreements. Apart from transaction work, BDV banking & finance team also advises on regulatory aspects of banking.

 

Dispute Resolution

3 partners; 6 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV dispute resolution team manages litigations and arbitration proceedings involving a wide range of disputes, including disputes between shareholders, damages claims, bankruptcy, employment law, tax controversies and general commercial law disputes. BDV dispute resolution team assists clients in all stages of litigation – from primary assessment of strategies, through negotiations and settlements, to litigation and arbitration proceedings until the dispute is finally resolved in the enforcement proceedings.

 

Tax & Customs Law

1 partner; 2 fee earner based in Zagreb

BDV tax & customs team covers a range of disciplines – from VAT, corporate and personal income tax, transfer pricing and international tax law to tax controversy – with a main goal to achieve risk reduction, avoidance of disputes, and resolving issues that entities encounter when doing business in Croatia. BDV Tax Law Department is offering tax law advice to its Clients, either on a project basis or as stand-alone engagements.

BDV tax lawyers also actively cooperate with other departments – in structuring M&A transactions and deal with customs – related matters.

 

Real Estate

1 partner; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV maintains a real estate practice which includes project developers, real estate owners, private and institutional investors, and secured creditors. BDV services include advice in ​​project finance, complex security instrument structures, restructuring, leases, and property disputes. BDV tax team actively participates in structuring such transactions in order to achieve an optimal tax transaction structure for our clients.

 

EU & Competition

1 partner; 1 fee earners based in Zagreb

Our services in the field of competition law include merger filings, abuse of dominant position, distribution arrangements, state aid, cartels, public procurement, dawn raids, and general advice in relation to activities which may result in anti-competitive effects.

 

IP & IT & Data Protection

1 partner; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV assists clients in the process of ensuring compliance with the GDPR and advise on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters, including: privacy impact assessments, data processing agreements, data protection by design and by default, codes of conduct, binding corporate rules, privacy policies and procedures, and data breaches. BDV also offers data protection officer services and specialised data protection training programs.

BDV acts as patent and trademark agents for our clients and advise them how to protect technological inventions; typical services in IP line of work include counselling, litigation, dispute resolution, and licensing in patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

When it comes to transactions in the tech industry, BDV offers a multidisciplinary approach, which covers M&A, AML, data protection, information security, finance, public procurement, intellectual property, taxes, dispute resolution, and litigation.

 

Employment Law

1 partner; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV employment team advises HR departments, as well as management on variety of employment related matters, covering both collective and individual employment law aspects. The clients address BDV for strategic advice on substantial employment, compensation and benefits-related issues often including tax peculiarities, as well as for day-to-day support on employment issues. BDV employment team negotiates with employees, work councils and other employee representatives, and where necessary – represent corporate clients, or managers in labor court litigation.

 

Commercial Law

3 partners; 8 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV advises clients on a broad range of commercial contracts including distribution, supply, cooperation, licensing, sponsorship, franchising, and joint ventures, where we apply our combined and multi-specialist experience. Mandates in commercial matters often require complex, sensitive, and sophisticated legal engagement to fit the particular transaction demands; BDV commercial law team can swiftly assess the risks and commercial issues involved in the contracts on which we advise, which enables us to provide both legal and strategic commercial advice.

Commercial contracts work is at the heart of BDV’s practice, being complementary to our M&A, corporate, tax, and technology law practices.

 

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

2 partners, 4 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV bankruptcy and restructuring team advises all stakeholders in restructuring, pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy procedures including distressed companies looking to make a turnaround, creditors and lenders in bankruptcy proceedings, representing clients in litigation arising from bankruptcy proceedings and acting as bankruptcy and liquidation trustees.

When aiding our clients in circumstances of restructuring and bankruptcy BDV Is able to draw from its extensive expertise in dealing with M&A, Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Tax and other.

BDV also offers advice based on extensive experience with issues of fraudulent conveyance, liability transfer through asset purchases, challenges to changes of creditor positions in enforcement, bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings and divestment obligation in merger clearance filings.

 

Energy and Infrastructure

1 partner, 2 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV energy law team provides practical advice to developers and financiers specifically on the intricacies of state aid issues or uncertainties related to real estate law when assessing the sustainability, profitability, and bankability of energy projects. BDV sustained commitment to follow the development of local energy projects and offer legal services in those areas has made us capable of advising clients in M&A, regulatory law, real estate, construction, finance, public procurement, environmental law, taxation, and antitrust law matters related to the development, financing, and sale of energy projects in Croatia.

BDV team members are also involved in infrastructure projects in Croatia related to project financing, bond issuing, M&A, development projects or advising on regulatory matters in connection to the railway industry or shipping yards

 

Capital Markets

1 partner, 2 fee earners based in Zagreb

BDV capital markets team assist clients, investment funds, investment banks and issuers in preparation and structuring initial public offerings, MAR and other regulatory framework closing the gap between regulators, issuers and investors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
Corporate Laurenz W. Vuchetich laurenz.vuchetich@bdvlegal.com
Corporate Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Banking & Finance Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
Commercial Law Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
Commercial Law Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Tax & Customs Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
Capital Markets Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Competition Law & State Aid Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Competition Law & State Aid Marko K. Bohaček marko.bohacek@bdvlegal.com
Dispute Resolution Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Capital Markets Laurenz W. Vuchetich laurenz.vuchetich@bdvlegal.com
Construction Law Laurenz W. Vuchetich laurenz.vuchetich@bdvlegal.com
Energy Law Laurenz W. Vuchetich laurenz.vuchetich@bdvlegal.com
Public Procurement Laurenz W. Vuchetich laurenz.vuchetich@bdvlegal.com
Public Procurement Tomislav Sadrić tomislav.sadric@bdvlegal.com
IP & IT & Data Protection Vladimir A. Batarelo vladimir.batarelo@bdvlegal.com
IP & IT & Data Protection Marko K. Bohaček marko.bohacek@bdvlegal.com
Employment Law Tomislav Sadrić tomislav.sadric@bdvlegal.com
Employment Law Ivan Dvojković ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Real Estate Ivan Dvojkovic ivan.dvojkovic@bdvlegal.com
Real Estate Tomislav Sadrić tomislav.sadric@bdvlegal.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Vladimir A. Batarelo  photo Vladimir A. Batarelo Partner
 Ivan Dvojković  photo Ivan Dvojković Partner
 Laurenz Vuchetich photo Laurenz Vuchetich Partner
Partners : 3
Counsels : 3
Senior Associates : 4
Associates : 3
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