We are one of the few legal advisers in Croatia actively providing advice in various aspects of the European Union law. Thanks to our partners, we are a leader in helping companies, industry associations and governments navigate and shape EU rules. We understand cornerstones of EU law critical to global business – competition, international trade and EU regulatory law – and apply innovative strategies to help clients achieve their competitive business objectives. Through our partner’s Belgium offices we can provide client’s representation on a wide variety of matters before the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers, EU Member State authorities and the European Courts and service a broad range of clients.
Our capability involves helping on:
- EU Trade Practice including trade policy negotiations, EU trade remedies, customs rules, export controls and trade sanctions regimes and representation of stakeholders in international trade disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO)
- EU Regulatory issues including helping companies to face an intricate web of European rules and regulations. Since EU regulatory laws are constantly changing, evolving and expanding and at the same time, they are applied and interpreted by European and Croatian courts it is essential that companies have an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU regulatory issues and a thorough understanding of how the EU rules affect their specific industry. Our EU regulatory practice provides guidance to our clients on a broad range of EU regulatory issues, ranging from food and drug, biotechnology, chemicals and the environment, to regulatory issues relating to financial services.
- EU Financial Services Practice including advising on a wide variety of EU regulatory matters. This includes advising clients on use of the financial services “passports” within the EU, E-commerce and E-money and data protection. We are the exclusive content provider of Simmons and Simmons’ ground breaking the Navigator online service, providing international clients with information about Croatian financial legal environment.
- EU Competition Law including assisting clients with all aspects of EU competition law, including merger control, public authority investigations, remedies, litigation and arbitration, compliance and policy projects, commercial agreements and state aid.
- EU lobbying procedures