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) Offices
Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) > The Legal 500 Rankings
Led by Hrvoje Bardek, Bardek, 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 approachable' Marija 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.‘
Fundusz Ekspansji Zagranicznej FIZ (Polish International Development Fund)
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.
VSB Holding GmbH
Bdar Center Inc.
Österreichische Post AG
Siemens AG Oesterreich
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 approachable' Marija Zrno provides M&A expertise on energy projects.
Marija Mušec; Hrvoje Bardek
‘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.‘
Dravske elektrarne Maribor
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Jointly headed by the 'extremely responsive' Ana-Marija Skoko and 'very strategic' Gregor 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.
Ana-Marija Skoko; Gregor Famira
‘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.‘
KPA Uniucon Group
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.
Erste Group Bank AG
Zagrebačka banka d.d. – Croatian arm of UniCredit Group
The European Investment Bank (EIB)
IFC – International Finance Corporation
Raiffeisen Bank International
Bank Pekao S.A.
Credit Suisse AG
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 Lisac, Bardek, 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.
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 Zrno, Bardek, 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).
CML Construction Services / Strabag
J C Bamford Excavators Limited
Advantage Austria Zagreb
Felbermayr Holding GmbH
Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in association with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria) > Firm Profile
|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|
|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|
|Tax||Tamara Jelic Kazic|
|Public procurement, regulatory||Marija Mušec|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 150 at this office : 20
LanguagesCroatian English French German Russian
MembershipsCMS is a global top 10 law firm with over 4 500 professionals in 74 offices and 42 countries worldwide.
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