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Law Firm Hanzekovic & Partners

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Chairman: Marijan Hanžeković
Managing Partner: Dora Hanžeković
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 33  
Languages:English, German, French, Spanish and Italian

Firm Overview:
Hanžeković & Partners is a full service law firm ensuring quality and efficiency. The firm has a longstanding history, tracing its roots back to 1978. The lawyers of the firm have extensive experience and expertise in their respective practice areas. The client list of the firm includes national and international medium to large companies engaged in various industries, governmental authorities, as well as private clients. The firm has been a member of Lex Mundi since 1998, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
Partners; 25 fee earners
The firm provides banks and financial institutions with a wide range of legal services. The firm represents three of the four biggest banks, the leading credit card issuer and several insurance companies in Croatia. 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. The firm is also very active in non-performing loan management, evaluation 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& Steiermaerkische Bank, Societe Generale – Splitska banka, HPB, Erste Card Club, Croatia osiguranje, Allianz

2 Partners; 18 fee earners
The firm provides 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. The firm is also very 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 its clients. In addition, recently the firm has been providing advice on an array of legal issues its clients have (e.g. factoring with recourse, redemption of bills of exchange, reporting of claims etc.) in relation to AGROKOR GROUP 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 real estate status. The firm has been engaged in motorway construction project since 1998 (e.g. Motorway Zagreb-Bregana-Dubrovnik, Motorway Zagreb- Macelj, Istrian motorway, Sarajevo bypass motorway, construction of Pelješac bridge), as well as in airport construction and operation (Zagreb Airport concession). The firm was also engaged in the preparation of the construction of the regional Waste management centre for northwest Croatia (“Piskornica”), and LNG terminal on the island of KRK. The firm provides legal services in relation to the performance of the contracts for the construction of the waste treatment plants in Rijeka (Marišćina Project), Istria (Kaštijun Project), and the City of Zagreb.

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


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