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Kovačević Prpić Simeunović

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Managing Partners: Dinka Kovačević, Martina Prpić, Danijela Simeunović
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 9
Languages: Croatian, English, German

Firm Overview:
Kovačević Prpić Simeunović (KPS) provides full scope of legal services to domestic and foreign clients in all areas of commercial and business law. The firm also represents their clients in court and administrative proceedings, as well as advises on complex projects and legal transactions, providing services in Croatian, English and German language. KPS has well developed connections with a number of international law firms as well as 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) and European Air Law Association (EALA). 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).

Main Areas of Practice:
Aviation & Transport Law
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Commercial, Corporate & M&A
Competition
Data Protection & Compliance
Dispute Resolution, Enforcement & Bankruptcy
Employment
Energy Law
Public Procurement & Administrative Law
Real Estate & Construction

Commercial, Corporate & M&A:
These are the core areas of the firm’s practice. KPS regularly advises on greenfield investment and provides regular corporate housekeeping services required by clients in their daily business, including corporate restructuring and liquidation. The team has vast experience from legal due diligence assignments to structuring and implementing transactions. The team has participated in the M&A and other complex projects undertaken in Croatia in banking, energy, infrastructure, telecom, media, pharmaceuticals, gaming and other industries.
Contact: Dinka Kovačević
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
KPS’s team has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of banking and finance sector, providing advice to local and international banks on corporate law and M&A, commercial contracts, financing projects and financial products. The firm is experienced in both project and asset finance, advising lenders and borrowers regarding loan documentation and collateral packages in various industries such as NPLs, infrastructure, energy, aviation and others. KPS expertise extends to insurance and leasing sector, and encompasses contracts, regulatory advice and litigation. The firm’s expertise in capital markets ranges from securities transactions, regulatory compliance and licensing, as well as IPOs and takeover process.
Contact: Dinka Kovačević 
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
The firm has extensive experience in advising and representing domestic and foreign clients before the Croatian Competition Agency regarding national and international merger control notifications, competition law infringement cases, such as cartels and prohibited agreements, and leniency regime. KPS provides legal advice on competition aspects of a wide range of agreements, from distribution to cooperation agreements, as well as clients’ day-to-day practices.
Contact: Martina Prpić
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
The firm covers all aspects of employment law from day-to-day management, employment and managers’ contract to dismissal procedures and internal acts. KPS has significant experience in outsourcing schemes and work permits, expert representation in collective bargaining and labour litigation. The team is experienced in HR restructuring including collective redundancy schemes (drafting of redundancy programs and their implementation) as well as transfer of employees within transfer of business.
Contact: Dinka Kovačević
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution, Enforcement & Bankruptcy:
KPS regularly advises and represents domestic and foreign clients before Croatian courts in various litigious and non-litigious matters, as diverse as commercial, property, shareholders, employment, insurance, damages, etc. The team’s experience covers also alternative dispute resolution methods, predominantly advising and representing clients in international and domestic arbitration. KPS has extensive experience in enforcing claims and regularly provides advice on legal aspects of bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings and their influence on planned projects. It also represents creditors in the respective proceedings.
Contact: Martina Prpić
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Energy Law:
The firm has a strong background in energy law and energy infrastructure projects providing legal advisory services to companies producing and trading in energy. KPS participated in a number of development projects for wind, co-generation and biomass plants, gaining considerable knowledge in the renewables sector. Besides its regular advisory services to several clients from the electricity and gas trading sector, KPS advises the investor in the currently largest wind farming project in Croatia.
Contact: Dinka Kovačević
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Aviation & Transport Law:
Over the years the firm developed a niche expertise in aviation and transport law. KPS regularly advises international financial institutions and lessors on purchase, leasing, finance and re-finance of aircraft and aircraft engines. KPS regularly represents clients before the Civil Aviation Agency as well as advises airlines on a variety of commercial and regulatory matters. In addition, KPS has a strong expertise in providing legal advice to road transport industry, especially with regard to innovative transportation models. The team represents clients from road transport industry in misdemeanour and administrative proceedings.
Contact: Danijela Simeunović
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement & Administrative Law:
KPS team has extensive knowledge of the public procurement process, from assistance in tendering procedure to clients’ representation in appellate proceedings. The expertise includes areas as diverse as telecommunication, gaming, construction, con- cessions and PPP, energy and utilities. KPS regularly advises and represents clients in administrative proceedings before wide range of administrative bodies and administrative courts.
Contact: Martina Prpić
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection & Compliance:
The firm regularly provides legal advice on data protection and other compliance matters. After the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation, the firm’s compliance team first provided legal opinions on the novelties brought by the GDPR. Now it provides legal advice in GDPR projects for a large number of clients from various industries, such as banking, healthcare, transport or trade, and provides service of a data protection officer. In addition, KPS renders legal assistance to clients with regard to sector specific regulation and represents them before various regulators.
Contact: Danijela Simeunović
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
The firm has experience in transactions involving acquisition and development of commercial and residential property, infrastructure projects as well as lease of commercial space. KPS provides assistance in all legal aspects of real estate transactions, particularly in conducting due diligence on the real estate legal status, drafting purchase, lease and building contracts, procurement of various administrative permits, establishing project companies and legal structuring of infrastructure projects.
Contact: Danijela Simeunović
Tel: +385 1 5576 575
Email: [email protected]