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Law Firm Glinska & Miskovic Ltd

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Managing Partners: Beata Glinska, Aleksej Mišković
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish

Firm Overview:
Law Firm Glinska & Mišković was founded in 2009 by attorneys Beata Glinska and Aleksej Mišković with the aim to provide reliable and efficiency oriented legal services of highest quality. Glinska & Mišković is one of the leading business law firms in Croatia, with a strong tradition of serving both international and local clients.

It combines high quality legal service with deep industry knowledge and a pragmatic approach in its commitment to achieve the best results for its clients. The firm provides a full range of services, particularly in the areas of corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, dispute resolution, EU & regulatory law, employment and IT.

Its transactional practice is broad, including project finance, bank debt, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization and capital markets. The firm’s lawyers also have extensive litigation experience, including international arbitration and investments disputes. In their regulatory practice, the firm is known to provide practical solutions and straight to the point advice for clients in a wide range of industries.

Main Areas od Practice:

Banking & Finance:
Law Firm Glinska & Mišković has built its reputation on the quality and volume of its transactional work. Its dedicated practice team, led by the firm’s senior partner and head of department Aleksej Mišković, has been regularly advising both international and local financial institutions in numerous and most significant cross-border bank debt transactions.

The firm’s lawyers are highly experienced in advising clients on specific transaction related and financial regulatory issues, and representation and advice in relation to various formal proceedings with banking and non-banking regulatory authorities. Their areas of expertise include, amongst other, advice on bank debt and acquisition finance, financing and refinancing transactions, structured finance, project finance, asset finance, syndicated loans, securing claims, leasing arrangements, ISDA agreements, financial services regulation and compliance.

Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Proceedings & Restructuring:
The lawyers of Law Firm Glinska & Mišković have represented creditors in a number of bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy proceedings and have advised clients on the process of settlements and contingency planning.

The relevant areas of expertise cover, amongst others bankruptcy proceedings, pre-bankruptcy proceedings, creditors’ settlements, restructuring and NPLs.

Capital Markets:
Areas of the firm’s particular expertise and experience are capital markets. The firm’s committed team regularly advises on the most significant capital markets transactions and assists clients on a full range of capital markets issues, including bond issuances, listings, public offerings, regulatory issues and representation before competent supervisory authorities.

Aleksej Mišković, senior partner with the firm, has led teams that advised (both managers of issues and issuers) in the majority of Eurobond transactions involving Croatian issuers in the last two decades.

Competition & Antitrust:
In a rapidly evolving competition law environment, the firm’s lawyers help clients anticipate and avoid antitrust issues in M&As, joint ventures and other complex transactions. They regularly advise public and private entities on state aid matters, whereas their competition law expertise covers, amongst others, merger control, abuse of a dominant market position, restrictive agreements, state aid, compliance and dawn raids counselling as well as competition related litigation.

Corporate & Commercial:
This is one of the firm’s core practice areas in which it continued to provide advisory work involving complicated structures to major corporate clients. One of their particular strengths is extensive experience and expertise in working with multijurisdictional teams comprised of both lawyers and financial advisors. The firm’s experts are accustomed to providing advice and delivering work products, meeting all expectations of the largest globally operating corporate clients, and have advised clients in some of the most significant M&A transactions on Croatian market.

The firm’s corporate and commercial law team is focused on providing the clients with tailored, practical advice, considering the context and particularities of their business. The firm’s legal experts invest time and expertise in creating long-term relationships with their clients by assisting on a wide range of issues, including joint ventures and partnerships, cross border transactions, commercial agreements, management and franchise agreements, takeovers, restructuring and winding-up, privatizations, shareholder’s agreements, corporate governance, M&A and due diligence exercises.

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Enforcement:
Gaining their experience in dispute resolution area from the very beginning of their professional practice, the firm’s lawyers continue to maintain high level of support to their clients in dispute resolution area. Continuous focus and analyzing of all aspects of applicable law in disputes in which the firm represents its clients have ensured achieving the best possible outcomes for the clients on the one hand and profound knowledge and experience of the lawyers on the other.

The firm represents clients from a wide range of industries, including finance, energy, retail and real estate, in various disputes. This practice covers, amongst others, commercial litigation, civil law litigation, employment litigation, enforcement proceedings, domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration, mediation and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

The firm’s employment practice team is known for going the extra mile to find comprehensive and creative solutions for the most sensitive and complex employment matters for clients. In addition to general and day to day legal advice, the firm’s lawyers are highly experienced in more complex employment matters, frequently being part of a larger projects of due diligence exercises, takeover of companies or transfer of undertakings.

Their areas of expertise include, amongst others, employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and transfer of undertakings, employment agreements, managerial agreements, redundancy matters, employment termination, internal employment regulation, employees' data protection and negotiations and dispute resolution.

Energy, Infrastructure & Environment:
The firm provides clients in the oil, gas, electric power and renewable energy sectors with business-oriented and in-depth advice on a full range of issues ranging from project development, exploration, production, trade and use of energy.

The firm’s areas of expertise cover, amongst others, energy projects development, project finance, specific regulations and tariffs, renewable energy projects, investments in gas, oil and thermal industry, infrastructure projects, environmental issues, compliance and e-mobility.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property:
The firm’s legal team advises national and international clients on a full range of IT and IP matters, following innovations in the respective sectors, including e-commerce, licensing, registration and legal protection of domain, advertising, data protection and regulatory matters.

Public & Administrative Law:
The firm regularly assists clients in getting to grips with the complex regulatory frameworks governing their respective businesses. The firm’s lawyers provide straightforward, pragmatic advice to help clients run successful businesses, and ensure they have necessary permits and compliance programs in place.

The firm’s areas of expertise include, amongst others representation in administrative law matters and before state bodies, public procurement, public private partnerships, regulatory compliance, permits and concessions, anti-money laundering and data protection.

Real Estate:
The firm’s highly experienced real estate team advised on numerous projects, covering all areas of real estate and provided continuous legal assistance from project’s negotiations to completion and post-completion phases of the projects. The firm’s head of real estate department, senior partner Beata Glinska, is an established expert in the field of real estate.

The firm’s outstanding team delivers top to bottom specialist advice and support to clients who are operating across a wide range of real estate sectors (such as hotels, shopping centers and office buildings). The firm’s real estate practice advised some of the most strongly present developers in their Croatian ventures and assisted Croatia’s leading and most successful shopping malls operators with the development of their shopping centers in Croatia, as well as the management of the centers (leases, relation with tenants), sale of land to other retailers, granting of land lease, refinancing, entering into joint ventures etc. In addition, the firm has significant experience in advising international banks relating to the financing as well as restructuring of real estate projects (retail, hospitality and leisure).

Practice Areas:
• Banking &Finance
• Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Proceedings & Restructuring
• Capital Markets
• Competition & Antitrust
• Corporate & Commercial
• Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Enforcement
• Employment
• Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
• Information Technology & Intellectual Property
• Public & Administrative Law
• Real Estate

Green Gold Tower V1 (5th floor)
Ulica grada Vukovara 269 f
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: + 385 1 61 99 930
Fax: + 385 1 61 99 977
Email: [email protected]