ZAGREB, March 19 (Hina) – The government on Thursday forwarded a bill amending the Legal Profession Act for a first reading in parliament, regulating the provision of legal services in Croatia by attorneys at law from other EU countries.
The proposed amendments allow the provision of legal services that include consultancy on Croatian law. They also provide for lifting the restriction on establishing only one law firm. An attorney will be allowed to enter into an employment relationship with another attorney who has their own legal practice as an employer and to share a law office.
The bill also provides for reducing requirements for entry into the Foreign Attorneys-at-Law Register and for testing foreign attorneys’ knowledge of Croatian law.