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Aside from Croatia entering the Euro and Schengen zones, there have been numerous other legislative updates of note – primarily in the spheres of labor and land rights – according to Miroslav Plascar, Co-Managing Partner of Zuric i Partneri in cooperation with Kinstellar.

Kinstellar Croatian affiliate Zuric i Partneri has advised OTP Banka on the financing for Adria Dental Group’s acquisition of the Fiziodent Polyclinic. Batarelo Dvojkovic Vuchetich advised the Adria Dental Group on the acquisition and financing. Kramaric & Partners advised Karlo Sudarevic on the sale.

Vukmir & Associates and Fatur Menard have advised the Deimos Group on the acquisition of Croatian companies Nutrifit and Palco and their Palco and Nutrifit joint venture in Slovenia. Brescia Miccoli e Associati reportedly advised the Deimos Group as well.

Krehic & Partners, in cooperation with Deloitte Legal, has advised the Belfry Group on its acquisition of the majority shareholding in Pismorad. The joint law office of Lovro Zovko and Antonija Simonkovic reportedly advised the sellers.

Even though the use of the term license agreement in the context of software has been globally accepted for ages, some lawmakers actually have something else in mind. A license agreement under Croatian law doesn’t actually apply to software per se, as common knowledge might imply. It applies to inventions, know-how, trademarks, and other so-called industrial property rights.

Former Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka Partner Martina Kalamiza Grozdek has joined Lovric Novokmet & Partners (formerly Lovric Novokmet Smrcek) as Partner and Head of the Banking & Finance practice.

Krehic & Partners in cooperation with Deloitte Legal, working with Deloitte Legal UK, has advised Syskit Croatia and its Croatian shareholders on the sale of their shares to Cade Hill Investments-funded Syskit UK. Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic & Associates, working with Mills & Reeve, advised the buyer.

December will be a turbulent month in terms of legislation in Croatia, according to Miskovic & Miskovic Partner Iva Miskovic, as the parliament is addressing considerable changes in the fields of labor and trade law, while the transition to the euro enters into force on January 1.

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