Senior Partners: DuŠko Žurić, Miroslav PlaŠćar
Number of partners worldwide: 6
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 15
Žurić i Partneri has been serving clients in Croatia for over 25 years. The firm is deeply committed to putting the interests of our clients’ first in everything it does. Žurić i Partneri strives to always attain the best possible results for its clients by providing precise, concise, creative, and efficient legal services in line with the commercial objectives of its clients. The firm’s long-tradition in providing premier legal advisory has given it the experience and insight to find the best solutions to business challenges. Its legal teams are assembled to deliver the highest-quality legal advice available in the market and its significant experience give us the insight necessary to anticipate changes and plan client’s interests over the long term. The firm has built its reputation on its commitment to exceptional client service and outstanding expertise combined with our firm values of upholding the highest standards of professional ethics, integrity, approachability and professionalism. The firm is a founding member of the South East Legal Alliance (SELA) and is a member of the Energy Law Group (ELG).
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
As one of the firm’s top areas of practice, the Žurić i Partneri has an outstanding track record advising international and domestic clients on a wide range of banking, financial and capital market law issues. The firm has unparalleled experience on bank M&As and has been involved in almost every bank sale, merger or post-privatisation acquisition that has occurred over the past 25 years.
The depth of experience of the firm’s M&A team is unmatched in the market. From sophisticated joint ventures, private M&A, disposals and corporate restructuring, the firm is uniquely equipped to deal with the numerous issues that can arise during M&A transactions. The firm is particularly recognised for its experience in bank M&As.
Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm is at the forefront of the Croatian energy sector and is leading the market with pioneering advice in this area. From electricity sector reform, renewable energy sources, and heat and gas distribution to oil, gas and mineral exploration; energy is one of the most important and fastest changing industry sectors in the country. As a member ELG, the firm has an extensive network of partners and leads the market in this sector.
The firm has developer-oriented practice with significant experience advising on tourist resort and leisure facility projects. The firm’s multi-disciplinary approach gives the real estate team the agility to take on complex cross-border projects and highly structured developments involving sophisticated financing structures. The team is also particularly recognised for its track record advising on the real estate aspects of renewable energy projects.
Projects & Infrastructure:
The firm has significant experience advising on PPP, PFI and concession-based projects. From motorways, stadiums, tourist resorts, harbours and hospitals, to energy and transport infrastructure. The firm provides integrated service and pragmatic advice.
The firm has long-standing expertise on privatisation projects. Over the past 20 years the firm has advised on the privatisation of some of the largest state-owned companies. The firm brings together high calibre lawyers and technical expertise to provide insightful advice.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, is one of the strongest practice areas of the firm. The firm is known for representing clients in the most important litigation and arbitration proceedings to take place in Croatia and has acted for both plaintiffs and respondents in some of the highest profile arbitrations in the market.
IT & Telecommunications:
The firm has significant experience advising domestic and international telecom operators and IT companies. Few firms can offer the combination of experience and resources that the firm possesses to handle the most significant deals in the market.
This practice area is increasingly important in the Croatian market. The firm offers comprehensive advice on regulatory and licensing matters and has unique experience advising on matters related to soil contamination, pollutions, emissions, wastewater and waste management issues.
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare:
The firm offers insightful advice and risk management for companies and investors active in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, and healthcare sectors. The firm has a strong track record advising on M&A, collaborations and regulatory matters.
As a member of SELA and ELG, the firm has strategic relationships with many international law firms and is able to offer clients an international approach to multi-jurisdictional matters and crossborder transactions.