The strategic importance of the energy sector in securing a stable and sustainable energy supply is currently a hot topic across Europe. The global rise of energy prices, supply chain issues, and tackling climate change are some of the major challenges all European countries are currently facing. Croatia is no different. While tackling these global challenges, the Croatian energy sector has been undergoing major legislative and regulatory changes, especially in the field of renewable energy.
Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka has advised Entain on its acquisition of the SuperSport Group from Emma Capital. Lovric Novokmet Partneri advised Emma Capital on the sale. Clifford Chance reportedly also advised Entain, with Dentons reportedly advising Emma Capital as well.
Schoenherr, working with Pinsent Masons and Wenger Vieli, has advised Kontron on selling parts of Kontron Group’s IT services business to Vinci Energies during a competitive auction process, for approximately EUR 400 million. Reportedly, Baker McKenzie’s German office advised Vinci Energies. Loloci & Associates advised Kontron on Albanian matters.
Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, has advised Chiron Group on its acquisition of Croatia-based HSTEC. Buterin & Partners advised HSTEC on the deal.
In the past decade, the tech industry in Croatia has been growing at four times the rate of the entire Croatian economy, according to research by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. Despite all the obvious positivity of its high growth, the Croatian tech scene has been facing a challenge of its own: talent gaps.
On July 12, four leading lawyers from Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea to discuss the latest in ESG developments with a focus on green financing, its regional and local drivers and roadblocks, its impact on non-financial reporting, and what it all means for the legal profession.
On April 28, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Porobija & Spoljaric had advised Croatian tourism company Mon Perin on listing its shares on the Zagreb Stock Exchange. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Massimo Piutti President of the Management Bord at Mon Perin, to learn more about the matter.
Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, has advised Enlight Renewable Energy on the acquisition and joint development of a 525-megawatt renewable energy project portfolio in Croatia.
EU and national associations representing companies that bring ultrafast digital connectivity in Europe – AOMR (RO), APMS (CZ), AssoTelecomunicazioni (IT), ATI (BG), DigitalES (SP), ETNO (EU), Federation Francaise des Telecoms (FR), and the GSMA Europe (EU), issued a joint statement calling for greater participation of Big Tech and OTTs in infrastructure investments and extending some telecoms regulatory requirements to OTT services.