Senior Partners: Boris Porobija, Sanja Porobija
Number of partners worldwide: 3
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 11
Languages: English, French, German, Hungarian
Porobija & Porobija was established in 1991. The firm advises on commercial, business, corporate and civil law. Most of the firm’s work is related to cross-border or international transactions. The firm is not part of formal associations, but maintains links with several leading international law firms in the EU and the US.
Main Areas of Practice:
Privatisations & M&A:
The firm advises on all aspects of privatisation and mergers and acquisitions in various business sectors, including banking, telecom and hospitality industry. The firm handles different types of privatisation and M&A transactions such as negotiated acquisitions, privatisation transactions, mandatory public offers and asset deals.
The firm has advised on the development, construction, financing and operation of numerous major infrastructure projects in Croatia (motorways, airports, sea ports, energy sector and public utilities). It acts for sponsors, project companies and lenders.
Banking & Finance:
The firm advises borrowers, international banks and financial institutions on Croatian legal aspects of loan documentation, security package, sovereign borrowing and state guarantees. The firm also advises on capital market transactions and on derivative products.
Telecommunications & IT:
The firm advises on regulatory issues in telecommunications and e-commerce.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm advises on investment and joint venture structuring, the incorporation of various types of commercial companies, and company and securities matters. They also advise on commercial contracts, property law, employment law, as well as on immigration and other matters relevant for foreign businesses established in Croatia.
Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm represents clients in commercial, construction and civil law disputes before Croatian courts and arbitrations. The firm also acts as Croatian legal adviser in commercial litigations before foreign courts and arbitrations. Bankruptcy & Restructuring: The firm advises on bankruptcy proceedings including bankruptcy restructuring.
The firm has advised international clients on various privatisation and M&A projects, infrastructure and public utilities projects, on joint ventures and commercial contracts with Croatian parties, as well as on commercial and sovereign borrowing. The firm also provides legal assistance to a number of foreign companies and their subsidiaries established in Croatia.
The firm’s clients include leading international industrial and service corporations in a broad spectrum of businesses, major investment and commercial banks, international financial institutions and export agencies.