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Buterin & Posavec

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Managing Partner: Zvonimir Buterin
Number of partners: 6 Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Russian

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Buterin & Posavec Law Firm (B&P) has been established in 2011 by four attorneys who decided to leave their partner position in one of a top-tier Croatian law firms, in order to start a brand new law firm that would stand up to their professional standards. Since its incorporation, B&P has been growing steadily, both in its market share and in number of lawyers, providing services mostly to international and Croatian corporations and financial institutions by supporting and advising them both in everyday business and complex transactions. Carefully selecting its lawyers and insisting on their continuous education, B&P is dedicated to continuously improving its ability to comprehend clients’ needs, regardless of whether they operate in the financial sector, trade, emerging or mature industry. Extensive experience of B&Ps partners and attorneys enables formation of flexible teams that best suit the needs of the particular client and the transaction. B&P’s expertise and reliability has been recognised by its domestic and international clients and international law firms, choosing B&P as their partner for international transactions with Croatian element.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: 

Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions
Antitrust & Market Competition
Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Employment
Real Estate & Project Finance
Public Procurement
Media Law
Intellectual property
Dispute Resolution

Banking & Finance:
B&P provides a wide range of support, including in compliance issues, syndicated loans, securitisation, NPL sale, debt restructuring, security perfection, capital markets and investment funds transactions. It also has sector specific knowledge of the payment card industry and international payment card schemes. Being a member of Loan Market Association, B&P also provides legal services to both borrowers and lenders in LMA transactions. For more information please contact: [email protected]

Commercial & Corporate:
The commercial and corporate team provides legal support to B&P’s clients in all aspect of their corporate and commercial operations, including but not limited to establishment of their legal presence, corporate governance issues, concession granting and issuance of various licences for business operations, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, consumer and data protection matters, joint ventures, public-private partnerships. For more information please contact: [email protected]

M&A, Antitrust & Competition:
B&P provides integrated legal services to its clients participating in public and private M&A transactions in various industries, including due diligence, negotiating and drafting transaction documentation to perfection of closing and post-closing support. With its expertise in antitrust and competition issues, the team also represents B&P’s clients in merger control, abuse of dominant position and other various proceedings before the Croatian regulatory authority. The team has also supported its clients in their international M&A transactions, coordinating legal services provided by colleagues in various jurisdictions. For more information please contact: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Partners leading IP team are licensed trademark representatives and are dedicated to providing comprehensive and expedite advice on all IP matters that are of clients’ interest, including registration of IP rights, infringement and representation in IP related litigations. For more info please contact: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolutions:
B&P’s litigation and dispute resolution team is led by the managing partner, having over two decades of intense practice in litigation, enforcement, bankruptcy pre-bankruptcy and other dispute resolution processes. The team is divided in two subdivisions, one being specialised in representing Croatian banks and leading pan-European debt specialists in debt enforcement and related litigation proceeding, managing over 50,000 active cases, and the other representing clients in other proceedings, including international and domestic commercial arbitration. B&P’s litigation & dispute resolutions team has unique experience in representing its corporate client in ICSID investment arbitration in Washington, together with the top-tier international law firm, which is unique to Croatian legal market. For more information please contact: [email protected]
Key Clients: B&P’s clients are domestic and international corporations active in various industries, such as: financial, pharmaceutical, automobile, media, food and beverage, tourism, etc.