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Law Firm Hanzekovic & Partners

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Managing Partner: Dora Hanžeković ŽuŽa
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 33
Languages: English, German, French, Italian

Firm Overview:
Hanžeković & Partners is a full-service law firm with a longstanding tradition of service and efficiency. In its 40 years of existence, H&P has had a protagonistic role in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Croatia. Led by partners who are renowned experts in their fields, the firm’s lawyers have also developed expertise in their respective practice areas, together with a noteworthy reputation as general practitioners. The firm’s internship program seeks to be the most sought-after in our country, with over 50 interns working in the main office in Zagreb. Among its valued clients, the firm counts both national and international businesses engaged in the most diverse industries, as well as government institutions and private clients. The firm has been a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, since 1998.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 25 fee earners
The firm provides banks and financial institutions with a wide range of legal services. It represents four of the biggest banks in Croatia, the leading credit card issuer, and several insurance companies. The scope of everyday work for these clients encompasses drafting of all kinds of legal and court briefs, litigation, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings, collateral foreclosure and advising on alignment with state regulatory amendments. H&P is also active in non-performing loan management and transactions, including both secured and unsecured claims, as well as the provision of legal advice in relation to the relevant legal framework. Key Clients: Zagrebačka banka, Erste&Steiermä rkische Bank, Societe Generale – Splitska banka, HPB, Erste Card Club, Croatia Osiguranje, Allianz

Corporate/M&A:
2 partners; 18 fee earners
The firm offers advice on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies, joint ventures, public takeovers, restructuring and related capital market matters, including regulatory issues. H&P is active in relation to pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings. The corporate department covers the full range of company, commercial, labour, takeover and capital markets law matters faced by clients. Its lawyers’ industry specific experience that covers a wide range of sectors and the firm’s cross-department synergy ensure additional value to clients.
Key Clients: Genera d.d., Croatia Osiguranje d.d., Booking.com d.o.o., HANZA Media d.o.o., Slobodna Dalmacija d.d.

Real Estate & Construction:
2 partners; 9 fee earners
The firm provides legal assistance in relation to acquisition and development of commercial and residential properties, which includes verification of ownership titles, examining encumbrances and real rights affecting the real estate, and preparing due diligence reports on the property’s status. The firm has been engaged in national and regional motorway construction projects since 1998, including the concession projects for the motorway construction; concession projects for the airport construction and operation; construction project for the Pelješac bridge, the construction projects for the waste agement centers (‘Piskornica’, Marišćina, Kaštijun), concession for the waste management treatment plant (City of Zagreb) and construction and operation project for the LNG terminal on the island of KRK.
Key Clients: Osijek-Koteks d.d., Croatian Motorways Ltd., Croatian Roads Ltd., LNG Croatia Ltd., Grad Zagreb, Zračna luka Zagreb Ltd., Helector S.A.

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners; 22 fee earners
The firm is the local market leader in this practice area. It represents clients on a broad range of litigation, domestic and international arbitration, (Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Economy, ICC, UNCITRAL) and alternative dispute resolution, relating to commercial, construction, banking, competition, tax, property, labour and administrative matters. Its dispute resolution lawyers apply the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and in every specific situation to ensure disputes are resolved promptly and effectively, and striving to maximise the clients’ prospects of a successful outcome.