Kinstellar announces new Managing Associate promotions in Zagreb

August 2022 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotion to Managing Associate of Andrijana Kaštelan, Vedran Kopilović and Marija Vuchetich in our Zagreb office.

With these promotions the firm acknowledges their dedication, teamwork, consistent high level of client service, legal knowledge and transactional expertise. 

Andrijana Kaštelan focuses on commercial real estate. She has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposal of commercial real estate, including retail, logistics, leisure, and office properties. Andrijana also advises clients on M&A transactions, projects, and joint ventures, particularly in the hospitality, retail and energy sectors.

In addition, Andrijana is the first point of contact for maritime investors and shipping companies active in Croatia and advises on all legal issues that are relevant to the industry. 

According to clients Andrijana is “an experienced, hardworking and smart lawyer, who delivers an outstanding service’’ (Legal 500, 2022).

Marija Vuchetich focuses on project finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance, particularly in the energy sector. She advises domestic and international clients—both borrowers and financial institutions—on their financial transactions in Croatia.

Marija also assists clients on a broad range of corporate and M&A issues, including structuring of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring projects. She has extensive experience advising on energy and natural resources-related transactions, especially in the electricity and natural gas sectors. She is involved in several major renewable energy development projects and has strong expertise in national and European energy regulatory legislation.

Furthermore, Marija is the first point of contact for clients in the aviation industry and advises on regulatory and compliance matters, aircraft engine and other aircraft equipment lease agreements, as well as aircraft ownership and hypothecation.

Clients describe Marija as “very pleasant to work with” and “focused on finding solutions in order to reach the targeted goal’’ (Legal 500, 2022).

Vedran Kopilović focuses on real estate and provides advice to companies operating in various industries including construction, IT, banking and energy. He covers the whole real estate practice spectrum, from drafting sale/purchase/lease agreements, land registry and disputes to enforcement law concerning real estate.

Vedran also advises clients on financing projects and has a strong focus on ESG regulatory monitoring and reporting issues. 

Vedran is singled out by clients as ‘’professional, competent and reliable, forward-thinking with loads of knowledge by his side’’. Another adds that ‘‘Vedran is an excellent attorney, with great legal knowledge and natural confidence’’ (Legal 500, 2022).

Dusko Zuric, Managing Partner of the Zagreb office, comments: “These promotions reflect many years of study, training, dedication and hard work. We are confident that all three will be outstanding assets to our clients and instrumental to the successful future of this office and the firm’s growth overall. We look forward to their contribution going forward, and we wish them success in their new roles’’.