The Croatian legal market is still a small one for international
firms. However, within the sphere of international representation, the
firms that dominate the market hail from Austria and have a strong base
in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)....
CONTEXT AND TRENDS
Over the last year, Croatia's journey towards EU membership continued to gain momentum despite new instalments in its unresolved disputes with Slovenia, the latest of which prompted the neighbouring state to threaten to block membership in light of a banking dispute dating back to the collapse of Yugoslavia. Nevertheless, the country signed the accession treaty on December 9 2011 and is now set on becoming the 28th member state of the Union on July 1 2013....