Firm Profile > Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) > Zagreb, Croatia

Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)
10000 ZAGREB

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Led by Hrvoje BardekBardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)'s 'very responsive' two-partner team provides 'impressive legal and commercial knowledge' to domestic and international corporates on their investments in the country. It has recently been busy advising major international corporates on their investments in Croatian start-ups, exemplified by Bardek's recent work for Porsche on its €20m investment in Rimac and Greyp Bikes (owned by Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac). Recently promoted to partner, the 'knowledgeable, efficient and approachableMarija Zrno also played a key role on the aforementioned mandate, and in addition to her transactional work has also developed a strong reputation advising corporates on data protection compliance matters.


The team’s legal and commercial knowledge was impressive and helped us, a new market entrant, to understand the relevant legal environment to a greater extent.

They pay attention to details and still tend to co-operate in simplifying the matters in order to enhance the signing/closing of the transaction.

Marija Zrno works well with legal counsels of the counter party and endeavours to find balanced legal solutions.

Very responsive.

Impressive legal and commercial knowledge.

Key clients




Fundusz Ekspansji Zagranicznej FIZ (Polish International Development Fund)



CC Real






Felbermayr Holding



Employment Tier 1

Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) regularly handles the associated domestic employment issues relating to major cross-border transactions handled by the firm. In addition, the team handles standalone non-contentious and contentious employment work for international clients from the retail, technology, energy and pharmaceutical sectors, including advice relating to GDPR compliance, severance packages and collective bargaining agreements. Team head Ana-Marija Skoko is recommended.

Key clients

VSB Holding GmbH

innogy SE

Becton Dickinson

Hotel Miramar


Bdar Center Inc.

Otis Dizala

WABCO Austria

Österreichische Post AG



Siemens AG Oesterreich

Privatisation, projects and energy Tier 1

Leveraging a 'strong client base in the private sector and among international financial institutions', Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) provides a 'very reliable service' across a range of pivotal energy and infrastructure projects throughout the country. Drawing upon the strengths of the firm's corporate, banking and tax expertise, in particular, and also regularly teaming up with practitioners from across the firm's network on regional deals, the team is well positioned to provide a very comprehensive service to many major stakeholders, including EBRD and Gazprom. Marija Mušec provides niche expertise in public procurement matters, both from a bidding perspective and in any appeals process, while 'the knowledgeable and approachableMarija Zrno provides M&A expertise on energy projects.


The team has both domestic and regional experience with strong international references.

The lawyers are open-minded and nice to work with.

Strong client base in the private sector and among international financial institutions.’

Very reliable service.

Marija Zrno is knowledgeable and approachable.

Key clients




Aspect Energy


SUSI Partners




Dravske elektrarne Maribor

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Jointly headed by the 'extremely responsiveAna-Marija Skoko and 'very strategicGregor Famira Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)'s two-partner team works closely with complementary practice groups (including banking and tax) to provide an 'outstanding product, from a legal and strategic perspective'. Praised for her ability to 'implement international thinking in relation to local law considerations'Skoko is particularly active handling retail-related real estate matters. The team also often advises on the real estate aspects of renewable energy projects handled by the firm.


The whole team delivers its work on time, no matter how short the timeline is, or how complex the scope of work is.

Outstanding product, from a legal and strategic perspective.

Ana-Marija Skoko is very reliable and competent; she can always be relied on to provide responsive, accurate and detailed advice.

Ana-Marija Skoko implements international thinking in relation to local law considerations.’

Gregor Famira: adding excellent strategic input, managing the whole team.

Tamara Jelić-Kazić: one of the best tax lawyers in the region, adding high-value to real estate transactions.

Key clients









KPA Uniucon Group

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Often tapping into the expertise of lawyers spread across the firm's extensive international network, particularly throughout Central and Eastern Europe, and also generating a significant amount of standalone work, Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) provides a 'competent and efficient' service to international banks across a range of mandates, including acquisition finance matters in the retail sector. In addition to her broad-ranging new money and restructuring transactional work (which recently included advice to Goldman Sachs as a major creditor in the Agrokor restructuring), team head Jelena Nushol has developed a niche expertise on the sell-side on NPL transactions.

Key clients

Erste Group Bank AG

Zagrebačka banka d.d. – Croatian arm of UniCredit Group

SC Lowy

The European Investment Bank (EIB)

Goldman Sachs


IFC – International Finance Corporation

Raiffeisen Bank International

JP Morgan

Bank Pekao S.A.

Credit Suisse AG

BNP Paribas

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

SIX Group AG

Citibank N.A. London Branch

UniCredit Bank AG

King Street (Europe) LLP

B2 Holding ASA

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by Sanrda LisacBardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)'s dispute resolution team has been particularly active of late handling matters within the financial services sector. Most notable of these is its continued representation of Austria-based Erste Group Bank in an international arbitration claim against the Republic of Croatia relating to a series of adverse legislative measures adopted with retroactive effect, culminating in the compulsory conversion of certain Croatian Kuna-denominated but Swiss Franc-indexed financial instruments, issued by banks operating in Croatia at their expense. Other areas of expertise include product liability matters.

Key clients


Gradski Centar d.o.o.

HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG (former Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank International)

Johnson & Johnson

Erste Group Bank AG

Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG

Erste Steiermärkische Bank d.d.



DePuy International Limited

EU and competition Tier 2

Led by recently promoted partner Marija ZrnoBardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) handles a significant volume and variety of EU and competition matters for clients from across a range of of heavily scrutinised industry sectors, including the pharmaceutical and energy industries. Zrno is particularly strong on the non-contentious front, and as well as regularly providing the merger control advice associated with M&A handled by the firm, she also undertakes dawn raid training for clients and provides drafting guidance on commercial contracts to ensure that they comply with competition law strictures (for example, in relation to distribution agreements).

Key clients




CML Construction Services / Strabag





J C Bamford Excavators Limited

Advantage Austria Zagreb





Felbermayr Holding GmbH




Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Jelena Nushol
Real estate and construction Gregor Famira
Real estate and construction Ana Marija Skoko
Competition, antitrust and EU Hrvoje Bardek
Competition, antitrust and EU Marija Zrno
Compliance Hrvoje Bardek
Compliance Marija Zrno
Corporate and commercial Hrvoje Bardek
Corporate and commercial Marija Mušec
Energy, transportation, infrastructure, PPP Hrvoje Bardek
Energy, transportation, infrastructure, PPP Marija Mušec
Intellectual property Marija Mušec
Labour and employment, pensions Ana Marija Skoko
Labour and employment, pensions Mia Kalajdzic
M&A Gregor Famira
M&A Hrvoje Bardek
Tax Tamara Jelic Kazic
Public procurement, regulatory Marija Mušec
Photo Name Position Profile
 Hrvoje Bardek  photo Hrvoje Bardek
 Tamara Jelić Kazić  photo Tamara Jelić Kazić
 Sanrda Lisac  photo Sanrda Lisac
 Marija Mušec  photo Marija Mušec
 Jelena Nushol  photo Jelena Nushol
 Ana-Marija Skoko  photo Ana-Marija Skoko
 Marija Zrno  photo Marija Zrno
Number of lawyers : 150
at this office : 20
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