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Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Slovenian, Serbian

Firm Overview:
BDV is a leading Croatian full-service law firm with a key focus on corporate, M&A, banking & finance, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, competition, IP & data protection. BDV aims to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions and to elevating the quality of the legal system on the local market. BDV already is one of the largest corporate law firms representing the most significant clients on the Croatian market. The firm builds lasting relationships with its clients by combining business acumen and understanding of the local market. The firm’s partners take an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork. BDV daily cooperates with leading international law firms in course of multijurisdictional transactions.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution
Tax Real Estate
EU & Competition
Infrastructure & Transport
Retail & Consumer Products
Financial Services
Media & Telecom
Private Equity

3 partners; 8 fee earners based in Zagreb
BDV covers the whole spectrum of corporate work in Croatia, having advised the largest corporates on their business combinations, acquisitions and restructurings. The department is recognised by its large number of M&A transactions conducted in 2020.
Key Clients: Metro CC, China Gather Wealth, Pepco CEE, Franck dd, ASA Prevent, Podravka dd, Optimapharm dd, MB Holding, Ferrero, Calucem, Asef

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb
BDV advises the European Central Bank on newly implemented close-cooperation rules. BDV has landed complex and significant work in its banking & finance practice recently, proving its reliability and strength of this practice. BDV advised the largest Croatian based Lender Zagrebacka Banka – member of Unicredit Group acting as agent in a club facility deals or the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development as lead counsel in its export financing transaction.
Key Clients: European Central Bank, Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Zagrebacka Banka – Unicredit, Tower Property Fund, N14 Real Estate, Otago Beteilgungs Gmbh

Dispute Resolution:
3 partners; 6 fee earners based in Zagreb
BDV manage litigations and arbitration proceedings involving a wide range of, including disputes between shareholders, damages claims, bankruptcy, employment law, tax controversies and general commercial law. BDV dispute resolution team assists clients in all stages of litigation – from primary assessment of strategies, through negotiations and settlements, to litigation and arbitration proceedings until the dispute is finally resolved in the enforcement proceedings.
Key Clients: Metro CC, Podravka dd, MB Holding, Franck dd, European Coastal Airlines

1 partner; 1 fee earner based in Zagreb
In 2020 BDV successfully represented before the CJEU a client in a preliminary ruling regarding a VAT law matter. BDV covers a range of disciplines — from VAT, corporate and personal income tax, transfer pricing and international tax law to tax controversy — with a main goal to achieve risk reduction, avoidance of disputes, and resolving issues that entities encounter when doing business in Croatia. BDV tax lawyers are also present in structuring M&A transactions.
Key Clients: Nutris, Franck dd, Calucem doo, N14 Real Estate , Action Capital LLC

Real Estate:
3 partners; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb
BDV maintains a real estate practice which includes project developers, real estate owners, private and institutional investors, and secured creditors. Our services include advice in project finance, complex security instrument structures, restructuring, leases, and property disputes.
Key Clients: N14 Real Estate, Action Capital LLC, Immobiliare Juric, Varteks dd

EU & Competition:
3 partners; 1 fee earner based in Zagreb
The firm’s services in the field of competition law include merger filings, abuse of dominant position, distribution arrangements, state aid, cartels, public procurement, dawn raids, and general advice in relation to activities which may result in anticompetitive effects.

IP & IT:
3 partners; 3 fee earners based in Zagreb
When it comes to transactions in the tech industry, BDV offers a multidisciplinary approach, which covers M&A, AML, data protection, information security, finance, public procurement, intellectual property, taxes, dispute resolution, and litigation. BDV acts as patent and trademark agents for our clients and advise them how to protect technological inventions. The firm’s services include counselling, litigation, dispute resolution, and licensing in patent, trademark, and copyright matters.
Key Clients: Good Game Global, Ferrero, Merit Media LLC