Kinstellar has announced it is entering the Croatian market by integrating the Zuric i Partneri (ZiP) law firm. While the local firm will keep its name, "ZiP is now a fully integrated office of Kinstellar."
Kinstellar’s practice in Croatia will be led by Co-Managing Partners Dusko Zuric and Miroslav Plascar. The team has 22 lawyers, including five partners.
"The expansion to Zagreb is part of our strategy to provide full-service coverage across all of Emerging Europe," a Kinstellar press release stated. "By joining forces, we broaden our offering in the western Balkans and leverage the resources and expertise of our firm to deliver exceptional client service."
"We have attracted a high-quality team with strong market recognition and a close cultural fit with Kinstellar," commented Kinstellar Senior Partner Jason Mogg. "We are confident that with this team, Kinstellar will maintain the established top-tier position in the Croatian market and enhance the regional appeal that the firm has already built. We are happy to have found a team complementary to our values and goals. We wish them a warm welcome and look forward to working together!"
"From the very beginnings of the Zuric i Partneri law firm, creating a law practice with a genuine international profile was always a driving force of our team," added Zuric. "By becoming part of Kinstellar, a law firm with 11 offices across Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia, we have added a new value to a long tradition of pioneering the market and going forward to new horizons. We are certain that with Kinstellar we will strengthen our position in the Croatian and regional market. Looking forward to starting a new chapter together!"
The news follows a few months after Kinstellar scooped up the former DLA Piper office in Ukraine (reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 14, 2021). CEE Legal Matters spoke with Co-Managing Partners Olena Kuchynska, Margarita Karpenko, and Senior Counsel Daniel Bilak – the Management Committee of the combined team – to learn more about the merger and their plans going forward in an interview available here.