Miroslav Lisjak, MSc

Leaders in Law endorses Miroslav Lisjak as our exclusively recommended Business Advisory Services expert in Croatia. If you wish to get in touch with Miroslav, please use the contact information provided above.

Key practice areas:
Banking & Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Commercial Due Diligence, Business Advisory Services, Tax Consulting

The Managing Director and the owner of the company Alias d.o.o., Miroslav Lisjak, MSc got his Master’s degree in Management and International Business at The Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, passed with distinction. After completing his studies, he started a private marketing company, web site design, graphic design and software solutions. Since 2005, the company has been successful in this area.

From 2007 to the end of 2016 Mr. Lisjak gained experience in banking and real sector area as finance director in two international companies and more than 5 years as a branch manager of the Bank.

After 16 years of work in different systems both in Austria and Croatia as well as in entrepreneurship he decided to use gained knowledge, experience and contacts for the benefit of his clients, so he opened the office for providing financial and business consulting services.

As Austria and Croatia are professionally and privately connected throughout his life, it was only natural to expand business to Austria which happened in July 2018 with founding an international company M1 Consulting GmbH in Graz.

His motto is “Do to others what you would want them to do to you.”

Croatian – mother tongue
German – excellent – written and spoken
English – excellent – written and spoken

Firm Description

“Alias” in translation means a shortcut, so our slogan “Your shortcut to the best solution” best defines our company policy.

Banking & Finance

If you need any kind of financial solution you are in the right place. Our partners are banks and financial institutions in Croatian and Austrian market, and before approaching them, we prepare your project as best as possible, so we can get in the position to choose between competitive products from different banks. If there’s a solution we will find it, if there are more solutions, we will find the best one.

EU Funding Programs

As Croatia is the latest and relatively new member of the European Union there are lots of possibilities and opportunities in getting subventions from Eu Funding Programs in Agriculture, Production, ICT or similar areas. We work as one stop shop here and with our partners, we are covering all services needed for applying to the Eu Funding Program. So, investment plan, technological plan, administrative preparation and as the final step crediting the rest of investment which is not funded this is all managed through professional engagement from our team.

Assessment – Buying – Overtaking – Merging Companies

In Croatia there are about 16.500 companies which have no successor so there are lots of opportunities to expand your business through overtaking or merging with such companies. We have experience in this area where we support the negotiations between buyer and seller, we are assessing the value of the company, helping to define a deal in detail supported with lawyers and at the end if needed we solve the financial part of the deal.

Business & Investment Plans

For almost all our services there is a business or investment plan needed which is the first thing we have to do. A business or investment plan is not only needed for the banks or other institutions but for the investor in the first place, so he knows what is expected from the project in the future. We value this area very much, because we want our clients to be in a position to have all the important information to make a decision which is going to affect their business in the future.

Tax Consulting

Taxes are included in almost every business transaction and because of that tax consultancy is the main part of our business advisory and strategic planning. We consider all options and consult our clients, so they can make the optimal tax decision which has the most positive impact on their business or as a private person in form of an investor.

Investment & Partnership in Croatia

Croatia is a land full of opportunities in different areas especially in tourism, production, agriculture, food industry and real estate. If you have interest in expanding your business to Croatia or looking for interesting projects or partners, we can help you with that. We can look up a project for you according to your specifications or offer you one we already have in our or our partners portfolio. Lots of our clients are already working for foreign markets and there are a lot of partnership possibilities.

If there’s a solution we will find it, if there are more solutions, we will find the best one.


Mojmir Ostermann

Leaders in Law endorses Mojmir Ostermann as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Croatia. If you wish to get in touch with Mojmir, please use the contact information provided above.

For twenty years, Mojmir Ostermann has been advising multinationals, financial institutions and domestic clients in complex corporate and M&A transactions related to various areas of the economy, as well as banking and finance and the capital markets. Mojmir has led some of the most complex cross-border projects related to Croatia while regularly representing clients in litigation and arbitration.

As evidence of recognition by the business and legal community, Mojmir has been singled out for six consecutive years as leading corporate law and merger & acquisition (M&A) lawyer in the Legal 500 in the Republic of Croatia.

He received his Magister Juris (LLM) degree in Comparative and European Law from the University of Oxford.

Main areas of work

Corporate and Commercial Law, M&A, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution

Major economic sectors

Financial institutions, venture capital funds (Private Equity), construction, telecommunications

Education, qualifications and training

  • University of Oxford (UK) Law School, MJur, 2003/2004.
  • Listed in Attorneys Directory of the Croatian Bar Association, 2003.
  • Bar Exam, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, 2002.
  • Listed in the Directory of Law Trainees of the Croatian Bar Association, 2000.
  • Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, B.Sc., 2000 (Dean’s Award for Best Student)


Croatian, English

Firm Description

Ostermann & Partners LLP is a law firm providing services to domestic and multinational companies, financial institutions and public bodies. Our dynamic, globally oriented law team provides clients with optimal advice.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal service. We are recognized for our dedication and innovative approach and are constantly striving to provide state-of-the-art creative solutions to the most complex legal issues. Our approach is based on a critical analysis and research of domestic, European and international case law.

We place special emphasis on understanding our clients’ business. Our lawyers respond in a timely and efficient manner, providing specific advice instead of raising new questions. We look at the bigger picture and the small details.

Ostermann & Partners LLP provides legal services and transaction advice, inter alia, in the following areas: corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and finance, project finance, capital markets, restructuring and bankruptcy, energy, real estate and labor law . We represent parties on a daily basis in a variety of judicial, arbitration and administrative proceedings.

Ostermann & Partners LLP are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for Deal of the Year 2019 for Croatia.


Mladen Vukmir

After completing the law education at Zagreb University Law School, Mladen obtained Master of Intellectual Property degree at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, USA. He spent two years as a trainee and one year as an associate at Hanzekovic Radakovic Law Offices in Zagreb. He was a visiting lawyer at: Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, CA, USA; Monahan Duhot in Paris, France and Pavia e Ansaldo in Milan, Italy. In 1991 he founded VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES. In 1992 he acted as an expert adviser to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Zagreb, at the time of its founding. Subsequently he was appointed a patent and trademark agent, admitted to practice before the CSIPO and European Patent Office. He has been appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for Patents and Topographies. He advised on preparations for the Manual on Technology Transfer at UNIDO. Mladen is a member AIPPI, IBA, ITechLaw, GALA, INTA, LES, UIA.

Mladen wrote numerous articles and lectured on various topics on intellectual property, including regular teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law graduate and postgraduate courses. He is an arbitrator on the Panel of domestic disputes at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, panelist on the UDRP Domain Name Panel at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, a distinguished neutral on the CPR Panels of Neutrals and at the INTA PON and is an IMI certified mediator.

Mladen also served as a consultant to various domestic and international organizations such as the Croatian Government (Ministry of Science and Technology), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the World Bank and the European Commission (CARDS 2002 and IPA 2009 programs) and GLG Council. He is the Royal Danish Consul General (Hon.) in Zagreb (decorated, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog).

Vukmir & Associates:

Our legal expertise rests on a foundation of core values, responsiveness to change, and thought leadership.

Our professional team of fifteen lawyers, including two counsels, seeks to provide diverse legal assistance, while offering comprehensive services. In support of our attorneys and IP filing department, a team of individuals attend to paralegal matters.

Our attorneys are affiliated with several international associations such as the International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), ITechLaw , Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), American Chamber of Commerce Croatia (AmCham), Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group (PTMG) and the Counterfeiting Bureau, the firm has developed a valuable network of colleagues globally.

Our passion for knowledge means we find new ways of doing old things better. Our enthusiasm for our work and interest in yours means you’ll enjoy a partnership with us.

We believe that lawyers need to be innovative and creative to serve clients who operate in an increasingly complex market. For 20 years we’ve staked our claim to cutting edge services by remaining flexible and responsive. Yet we cleave to high ethical standards and credibility as our ground. Our clients finds us easy to speak with, alert to changing needs, and happy about what we do.

Located in residential Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, we are an independent law partnership who specializes in intellectual property while offering traditional patent and trademark prosecution and business, corporate and banking legal services. As we explore the frontier of IP and IA concerns and their relation to business strategy, we’ve formed strategic IP consultancy modules for growth oriented firms. In response to demand for creative and beneficial alternatives to litigation, we’ve championed Advanced Dispute Resolution for our range of clients, which includes corporations, financial institutions and law firms worldwide and regionally.