About us

Professionalism, dedication and partnership are the key qualities that mark the cooperation with our clients.

Our clients include banks, other large business entities, innovative start-up firms, family firms and natural persons. We are able to provide fully tailor-made legal service which accommodate your operations, needs and goals. We want to share the vision of success with you and accompany you on the way of achieving it.


The foundations of our 40-year tradition were laid down in 1978 by attorney-at-law Marijan Hanžeković when he opened his law office. After establishing himself as a top lawyer, in 1986 he opened the joint law office with attorney-at-law Milan Radaković with whom he established the first law firm in Croatia in 1994.

His practice was focused on commercial law, corporate law and project financing, and he represented clients in numerous large domestic and international structuring, M&A and takeover transactions.

As the long-time President of the Croatian Bar Association, and later a member of its Management and Executive Board, he was dedicated to improving the status of the legal profession and the Croatian Bar Association. He also pursued this mission as a member of the Legislative Board of the Croatian Parliament, and the Committee of the Ministry of Justice in which he participated in the preparation of numerous laws, amongst others, the Civil Procedure Act, the Legal Aid Act, the Act on the Legal Profession and the introduction of legal aid.

His work and expertise were also recognised outside the Republic of Croatia. He was elected as an arbitrator at the Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, the European Court of Arbitration in Strasbourg and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris.

Marijan Hanžeković was more than a lawyer. His interests included art as well as sports. He supported the work of young visual artists, participated in the work of sport associations, ranging from basketball, football to sailing. He was especially dedicated to the Croatian Athletics Association and the Hanžeković Memorial.

Marijan Hanžeković left us a legacy of a strong structure, spirit and vision that we continue to live and develop.

Hanžeković & Partners

We continue the decades-long work tradition and, on account of the quality of service and long-standing partnerships we have built with our clients, today we are recognised as the leading law firm in Croatia.

As a firm we dedicate the same amount of attention to every case, every client in a fair and transparent way. We follow the newest trends or set them ourselves, never deviating from the concept that being a lawyer is a calling. The strictest observance of client-lawyer privilege and the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism that we expect from all of our employees is the main rule of our profession.

We are proud to have been recognised internationally as a high-ranking law firm. Through our membership in the Croatian Bar Association and other professional bodies and committees we actively contribute to the development of the legal profession.

Development of
legal career 

Our law firm offers trainees numerous opportunities to develop their professional skills. When they join our firm, trainees complete a specially designed onboarding programme in which they acquaint themselves with the work of the firm and the legal profession, while their progress and work is being constantly monitored. Our trainees are mentored by lawyers in becoming specialists in specific areas of law in accordance with their interest and competencies.

Team work, contacting clients, writing court submissions, attending hearings and litigation define the daily work of our trainee lawyers. In addition to their daily tasks, our trainee lawyers also have the opportunity to participate in the writing of specialised articles with our lawyers and partners.

Through paid leave and assistance in planning effective learning, we provide our trainee lawyers with all the support needed to pass the bar exam.

In a dynamic and cooperative environment, our employees receive the tools and support to succeed in their work. Our goal is that trainee lawyers, regardless of where they will continue their career, while working at our firm acquire skills and a mindset that will last them a life time.

Partners & Associates

Dora Hanžeković Žuža, CEO

Irina Jelčić, Partner

Domagoj Truhar, Partner

Jasminka Čorda Truhar, Partner

Iva Markotić Bagarić, Partner

Tamara Lachowski, Partner

Ana – Marija Bazina, Partner

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