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The Role of Croatian Law in International Mergers and Acquisitions

The realm of international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is multifaceted, with various laws and regulations coming into play. One such law that has a significant impact on M&A transactions involving Croatian entities is Croatian law. This blog post aims to shed light on the role of Croatian law in international M&A.

Croatian Law in M&A

In Croatia, M&A transactions are primarily regulated by the Commercial Companies Act and the Capital Market Act. These laws lay the groundwork for the legal aspects of such transactions and regulate the procedures to be followed.

The Commercial Companies Act

The Commercial Companies Act provides the basic framework for the establishment, operation, and termination of commercial companies. It outlines the rights and obligations of company stakeholders in the event of an M&A transaction. The Act also defines the various types of business combinations that are legally permissible and provides detailed procedures for their execution.

The Capital Market Act

The Capital Market Act is another key law that governs M&A transactions in Croatia. It primarily regulates public companies and securities markets, with particular emphasis on disclosure requirements and shareholders' rights. The Act includes provisions on takeover bids, mandatory bids, and squeeze-out rights, all of which play a crucial role in M&A transactions.


Croatian law plays a significant role in international M&A transactions involving Croatian entities. Understanding the nuances of these laws is crucial for successful deal execution. However, given the complex nature of these transactions and the dynamic legal landscape, professional legal assistance is often indispensable.

Further Resources and Guidance

For more in-depth information on the legal aspects of M&A transactions, you can refer to the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency's official website. Here you can find detailed guides and publications on various relevant topics.

If you're navigating the complexities of international M&A involving Croatian entities and need expert legal advice, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Borić & Partner. Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you, ensuring that your transactions are legally sound and strategically advantageous.

Please note that this blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. Always consult with a professional lawyer or legal advisor before making business decisions.



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