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DTB Mourns Passing of Founding Partner Sasa Divjak

DTB Mourns Passing of Founding Partner Sasa Divjak

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Croatia's Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic is mourning the unexpected passing of Founding Partner Sasa Divjak.

DTB describes Divjak, who co-founded DTB in 1994 and was head of the firm's Corporate, Employment, and IT practice groups, as "a recognized and accomplished attorney, with 25 years of continuous counseling market leaders in the Croatian and regional business community. He received his law degree in 1990 at Zagreb University’s Faculty of Law. He was admitted to the Croatian Bar Association in 1994. He was a founding partner with the Divjak Topic & Bahtijarevic law firm, which he co-founded with Damir Topic and Emir Bahtijarevic. He advised corporations on all aspects of running their business in Croatia, from specialized advice on corporate and labor matters, telecommunications, media, and IT industries, to commercial insurance and other regulated industries." The firm describes him as "an exceptional attorney and a tireless businessman, active in many social and professional events in Zagreb, Croatia and abroad."

In addition, according to DTB, "Sasa cherished his family above all else. He is survived by his wife, Senia, children Vita and Sven, mother Iva, father Bosko, and sister Tanja. Our hearts and thoughts go out to them in this time of deep sorrow."

Finally, the firm reports, "Sasa Divjak was larger than life. He was a leader and a mentor in our law firm and the legal community. Sasa's inexhaustible capacity to give, his kind heart and generous spirit made him unique and special to all who knew him. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on through DTB’s work and through all the lives he touched."

A testimonial on Divjak's LinkedIn page describes him as an "excellent lawyer [and] a good co-worker, friend, and person who you can trust in any way."

And his colleagues at the SEE Legal alliance, of which DTB is a founding member, expressed their colleagues as well. According to a statement on SEE Legal's website, "we all have great memories of at least 16 years of friendship and partnership and will remember him for his calm, friendly but always professional approach to solving problems DTB and SEE Legal faced from time to time. Sasa was a model as a husband and parent and now, when he will no longer be with us, we understand how much we are going to miss him."

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