fivehundred magazine > > Focus on… Marić & Co Law Firm

Focus on… Marić & Co Law Firm

Marić & Co Law Firm stands on the shoulders of more than 70 years of experience and practice in the legal market of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having in mind that it is difficult to find a small country with such a complicated political and legal system, we are fully aware that quality advice requires deep understanding of different areas of law. In a country where legislation is created on state, entity and cantonal levels, without proper harmonization, and where the same regulation can be applied differently by two different courts, only domestic lawyers who are well-versed in local regulations and court practices, and who are highly specialized in their practice area, may actually help their client. With this understanding, today, the firm Marić and Co is the largest law office in the country dealing exclusively with business law. This means that we provide wide expertise in resolving all issues that domestic and international investors encounter when setting up and operating businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The scope of the office allows each of our attorneys to highly specialize in their fields, whilst the size of our team ensures delivery of premium advice and seamless service. Our firm seeks long-term partnerships with clients with the aim of providing the best and most complete solution to the client’s legal needs. We are proud to say that our clients do not leave us.

We apply the same principles to our international affairs, aware of the fact that no foreign lawyer can have the same understanding of legal regulations of a country as a domestic lawyer. Therefore, our philosophy is not to open branches in countries where our clients do business, but to closely connect with top tier lawyers in those countries. Our law firm is one of the founding members of SEE Legal – a group of ten leading national law firms from 12 South East European countries. This network enables us to provide the best advice and representation in these countries. Additionally, as a result of our strong relationship with the majority of global law firms, we are able to provide law services anywhere in the world.

Firm timeline

The initial basis for today’s law firm were laid in 1959 when Dr Vladimir Marić left the position of president of County Commercial Court in Sarajevo and started his law firm.

In 1971, Branko Marić joined the law firm, which then consisted of four lawyers and several interns.

In 1992, the war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the activities of the law firm were reduced to a minimum.

Rebuilding of the office restarted in 1995, under circumstances in which the former members were scattered all over the world, the premises were destroyed due to bombarding, and the majority of businesses, its former clients, were ruined.

After adoption of the legal framework for privatization in 1997, the firm connected with foreign investors and global law firms, prompting a huge increase in activities of the law firm.

In addition to highly developed connections with global law firms, in 2004 Marić & Co joined SEE Legal group of leading law firms in this SEE region in order to provide high quality services in the Balkans.

Due to a significant increase in the number of lawyers, the structure of a joint law office becomes inadequate and in 2010 the law firm Marić & Co is established in the legal form it exists today.

Key clients