Law Firm Hanžeković & Partners

Irina Jelčić

Irina Jelčić
  • 1991 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law
  • 1993 Croatian Bar Exam
Employment Record:
  • 1995 Associate in the Law Firm Hanžeković & Partners Ltd.
  • 2003 Partner in the Law Firm Hanžeković & Partners Ltd.
Main practice areas:

corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, energy law, commercial law, banking law, property law, project finance


English, knowledge of Slovenian and Italian


Irina Jelčić's legal practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, takeover bids, commercial and corporate transactions, capital market transactions, IPOs as well as on a wide range of lending and energy related transactions. Irina Jelčić has provided legal advice in a number of high profile cases, including the acquisition of the two largest banks in Croatia. She has led a number of due diligence procedures and advised on M&A deals, structuring and drafting share purchase agreements, pre- and post-closing actions, and other legal matters related to corporate business in various industry sectors. She has participated in many research projects and contributed to many publications in relation to the Croatian legal practice. In 2001, at the World Bank Lex Mundi Harvard University Conference in Washington, Irina Jelčić was invited as guest speaker to present the legal structure and judicial efficiency in Croatia. Furthermore, in 2008, Irina Jelčić was awarded the World Bank's “Doing Business Award” in recognition of her input over the past five years.


Irina Jelčić is a member of the Examining Commission for the Croatian Bar Exam at the Ministry of Justice for the subject “Constitutional order, the basics of the EU law and organization of the justice system”. She is a member of the Anti-Money Laundering Commission at the Croatian Bar Association.


Irina Jelčić has been recommended by Chambers Europe 2015 as a “well-respected practitioner with strong skills in handling M&A transactions”. Peers commend her understanding of the sector, stating that "she has profound knowledge of corporate issues."



Financial stability from the perspective of the next EU member, Global Banking & Financial Policy Review 2012/2013

Established directives, World Finance published by World News Media, September-October 2009

Croatia: The Croatian Sensation, IFLR, June 2009

Ugovor između dioničara (eng. Shareholders’ Agreement), Računovodstvo i financije, April 2009

Chapter 12, Croatia in The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Chapter Croatia, 2008