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Mia Kalajdžić

Partner
Attorney-at-Law

Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners
in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Ilica 1
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Languages Croatian, English, German
Employment & Pensions

Expertise

Mia Kalajdžić is partner at CMS and a lawyer specialized in employment law. She is a fully licensed lawyer at law firm Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. She primarily works for foreign investors in the field of employment law, including all aspects of labour-related support. Mia Kalajdžić renders legal advice on employment agreements and terminations, collective bargaining agreements, employment bylaws and all other employment-law aspects of doing business in Croatia.

Lecturing activity

Mia Kalajdžić often gives lectures on the above-mentioned subjects, at different seminars and conferences organized both by Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and the partners.

Publications

Mia Kalajdžić is the author of couple of publications and works in this field.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Croatian Bar Association
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Lectures list

  • September 2019: lecture on posted workers.
  • November 2019: conference on mobbing and employees’ personal dignity protection.
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Education

  • 2015 – Bar Admission (Croatia)
  • 2012 – Law Faculty, University of Zagreb
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Real Estate

Expertise

Mia Kalajdžić is partner at CMS and a lawyer specialized in Real Estate & Construction law. She is regularly engaged on real property purchase deals. She takes part in due diligence procedures and actively participates in all aspects of the purchase process, including negotiations, drafting and closing matters. Mia Kalajdžić also often provides lease support.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Croatian Bar Association
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Lectures list

  • September 2019: lecture on posted workers.
  • November 2019: conference on mobbing and employees’ personal dignity protection.
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Education

  • 2015 – Bar Admission (Croatia)
  • 2012 – Law Faculty, University of Zagreb
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21/07/2022
The Ma­ter­nity and Par­ent­al Sup­port Act amended
The Ma­ter­nity and Par­ent­al Sup­port Act is the main leg­al in­stru­ment reg­u­lat­ing the en­ti­tle­ment of par­ents and guard­i­ans to leave and fin­an­cial sup­port. The cur­rently ap­plic­able act entered in­to force...
31/05/2022
Law firms and ESG: get­ting it right
Mia Kala­jdžić of Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko (in co-op­er­a­tion with CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz) and Den­nis Fromm of CMS Ger­many dis­cuss how law firms can de­liv­er on their en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance tar­gets.En­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance (ESG) is a phrase that has been thrown around with­in the leg­al in­dustry for quite some time now. However, many law firms have re­cently be­gun to real­ise that the oc­ca­sion­al pro bono or char­it­able ac­tion here and there in sup­port of sus­tain­ab­il­ity com­mit­ments does not lead to suc­cess­ful ESG ad­op­tion with­in their firms. As a res­ult, there is still huge po­ten­tial for im­prove­ment in the leg­al mar­ket.The di­men­sions of sus­tain­able busi­ness are widely un­der­es­tim­ated and pro­fes­sion­al sus­tain­ab­il­ity stand­ards are of­ten not ad­hered to. This leads to in­tens­i­fied gre­en­wash­ing, blue­wash­ing or pink­wash­ing, rather than an act­ive con­tri­bu­tion to­wards a more sus­tain­able world.Against this back­drop, there are six im­port­ant areas to con­sider when ad­dress­ing ESG per­form­ance with­in law firms: Car­bon foot­print The term ESG im­plies quite clearly that there are more than just en­vir­on­ment­al is­sues linked to sus­tain­ab­il­ity. Fur­ther­more, the term in­dic­ates that en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance is­sues are con­nec­ted. Law firms are ser­vice pro­viders. There­fore, law­yers are faced with a range of sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues that are spe­cif­ic to the pro­vi­sion of leg­al ser­vices. These dif­fer from is­sues that an air­line might face, for in­stance, or those that af­fect a loc­al en­ergy pro­vider, where car­bon foot­print is very much the main con­cern in terms of sus­tain­ab­il­ity im­pact. As a gen­er­al rule, cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity is about re­du­cing a law firm’s neg­at­ive im­pact and in­creas­ing its pos­it­ive im­pact in sev­er­al areas. To identi­fy these areas, a ma­ter­i­al­ity ana­lys­is will need to be car­ried out for the firm (see box “Ma­ter­i­al­ity ana­lys­is”). While the find­ings of a ma­ter­i­al­ity ana­lys­is are in­di­vidu­al, there are in­dustry spe­cif­ics. For law firms, one of these spe­cif­ics is that the “S” and the “G” in ESG are more sig­ni­fic­ant than the “E”, as a law firm’s en­vir­on­ment­al im­pact is re­l­at­ively low. There­fore, a law firm’s ESG ap­proach should in­clude a lot more than just its car­bon foot­print.
26/04/2022
New Croa­tian “Whis­tleblower Act”
A new Law on pro­tect­ing people who re­port ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies or, as it’s more pop­ularly known, “the Whis­tleblower Act” come in­to force in Croa­tia on 23 April 2022. Since, back in 2019, the Par­lia­ment...
11/05/2022
Em­bed­ding the ‘S’ in ESG in the work­place
At­tract­ing and re­tain­ing tal­ent has be­come more chal­len­ging fol­low­ing the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic. However, em­ploy­ers with a clear and genu­ine com­mit­ment to the ‘so­cial’ as­pects of ESG are more likely to...
21/03/2022
So­cial as­pect of ESG - Lex­icon of most im­port­ant terms and phrases
Lex­icon of most im­port­ant terms and phrases with­in the So­cial as­pect of ESG
10/02/2022
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Croa­tia
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? Yes, there is a law on whis­tleblow­ing: The Act on the Pro­tec­tion of Per­sons Re­port­ing Ir­reg­u­lar­it­ies ("Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette No. 46/2022"). 2. Does loc­al...
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01/02/2022
Mia Kala­jdžić and Saša Sodja pro­moted to part­ner; Irena Šik Bukovnik pro­moted...
Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia are each pro­mot­ing one seni­or as­so­ci­ate to part­ner, and CMS Slov­e­nia is also pro­mot­ing one to coun­sel. Mia Kala­jdžić, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the em­ploy­ment as well as the real es­tate and con­struc­tion teams in Croa­tia, will now head the Croa­tian Em­ploy­ment Prac­tice Area Group. Saša Sodja, formerly seni­or as­so­ci­ate in the cor­por­ate and M&A team in Slov­e­nia, will now head the Slov­e­ni­an Cor­por­ate and M&A Prac­tice. Irena Šik Bukovnik from Slov­e­nia has been pro­moted to coun­sel and will con­tin­ue to fo­cus on bank­ing and fin­ance and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia Kala­jdžić has close to a total of 10 years’ ex­per­i­ence and six years of post-qual­i­fic­a­tion ex­per­i­ence, mostly in em­ploy­ment law mat­ters, ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al groups and com­pan­ies on the full scope of em­ploy­ment and la­bour mat­ters, wheth­er they arise from daily work or from trans­ac­tion­al and re­struc­tur­ing mat­ters. Mia’s as­sist­ance to the man­age­ment board mem­bers and HR de­part­ments is of­ten stra­tegic, in­clud­ing high level of im­ple­ment­a­tion­al and op­er­a­tion­al sup­port. CMS Croa­tia is Mia’s first law firm. Saša Sodja is a leg­al pro­fes­sion­al with more than 15 years of hands-on ex­per­i­ence ad­vising in­ter­na­tion­al and loc­al cli­ents in the leg­al sec­tor. She has played an act­ive role in most of the loc­al and cross-bor­der cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions as well as mer­gers and ac­quis­i­tions en­gage­ments handled by the Slov­e­ni­an team. Saša provides all-round sup­port and ad­vice to cli­ents from vari­ous in­dus­tries all the way from or­gan­ising and man­aging an M&A deal team to post-mer­ger in­teg­ra­tions. On top of reg­u­lar leg­al en­gage­ments, Saša is also in­volved in activ­it­ies that are shap­ing the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of our firm such as sus­tain­able busi­ness, a ment­or­ship pro­gramme and last but not least di­git­al­isa­tion. CMS Slov­e­nia has also pro­moted Irena Šik Bukovnik to the po­s­i­tion of coun­sel for the firm in its Bank­ing & Fin­ance prac­tice. Irena is a long-serving law­yer with CMS. She has more than 10 years of work­ing ex­per­i­ence in the leg­al branch, is a hold­er of an LL.M. from the Uni­versity of Vir­gin­ia School of Law and is a mem­ber of the New York State Bar. Irena has ex­pert­ise in bank­ing & fin­ance, in­solv­ency & re­struc­tur­ing.Com­ment­ing on the ap­point­ments, Gregor Famira, Man­aging Part­ner of both CMS Croa­tia and CMS Slov­e­nia, said: “With these pro­mo­tions we are ac­know­ledging high mo­tiv­a­tion, ex­em­plary know-how, team spir­it, in­nov­at­ive mind­sets and a cli­ent-fo­cused ap­proach—the qual­it­ies CMS is look­ing for in their fu­ture lead­ers. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all three of them.”Mia Kala­jdžić com­men­ted: “I see my pro­mo­tion to the po­s­i­tion of part­ner as an hon­our and a re­spons­ib­il­ity, both to­wards our cli­ents and my CMS team. I very much look for­ward to my fu­ture path in the firm and am ex­cited about the chal­lenges ahead.”Saša Sodja said: “I see my ap­point­ment as part­ner not just as an hon­our but also as re­cog­ni­tion that I have the trust both of my team as well as my su­per­i­ors and the wider CMS net­work. I'm ready for the fu­ture: I ex­pect to see changes in the way law firms op­er­ate and, hav­ing be­come a part­ner, I am de­lighted that I will be able to play an even great­er part in this.”
15/11/2021
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: Cov­id-19 - Safety at the Work­place
Rising in­fec­tion fig­ures and flat­lining vac­cin­a­tion rates are once again present­ing com­pan­ies with the chal­lenge of mak­ing work­places safe. But what meas­ures can and must be taken now?Our CMS Em­ploy­ment...
30/03/2021
Gig work­ing, plat­form com­pan­ies and the fu­ture
State au­thor­it­ies and courts are weigh­ing in on the power of the Gig Eco­nomy: What will the out­come be?  Few forms of em­ploy­ment have im­pacted the mod­ern eco­nom­ies of the west­ern world as pro­foundly...
10/02/2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The new world of work in Croa­tia
COV­ID-19 and pro­tect­ive meas­ures put in place in re­sponse to the pan­dem­ic have com­pelled busi­nesses in coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing Croa­tia – to ad­opt a new vis­ion for em­ploy­ment. One such...
04/02/2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Croa­tia
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? No spe­cif­ic defin­i­tion of the term “force ma­jeure” ex­ists un­der Croa­tian law. However, the Croa­tian Ob­lig­a­tions Act (in Croa­tian: Za­kon...
17/12/2020
Croa­tia wel­comes di­git­al nomads and fi­nally re­solves the status of UK na­tion­als
New le­gis­la­tion on for­eign na­tion­als work­ing and stay­ing in Croa­tia Three new le­gis­lat­ive acts have re­cently been in­tro­duced in Croa­tia, greatly in­flu­en­cing the frame­work for for­eign na­tion­als work­ing...