Danijel Benko Managing Partner

Practice Areas

commercial and company law, commercial contracts, M&A, bankruptcy law and company restructuring

Work experience

2004 – present: Managing partner at Benko & Partners Law Firm
2000 co-founder of Benko & Partners Law Firm

WORK EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Croatia)
1999 Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of monitoring and dealing with cases under the direct responsibility of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998 Chief of Staff to the Minister of Public Administration, in charge of monitoring the organisation of work in the Ministry, and of managing cases under the responsibility of the Minister, Ministry of Public Administration
1995 – 1996 junior officer working on monitoring and analysis of the European enlargement policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for Multilateral Affairs, European Integrations Department
1994 – 1995 junior officer working on monitoring and organisation of lobbying for the United Nations Resolution on occupied territories of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for Multilateral Affairs, United Nations Department

Education

1998 Master's degree in Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, France / Strasbourg,
1993 Graduated from the Paris I Pantheon – Sorbonne University, France – specialising in International Commercial Law.

Languages

Croatian, English, French (court appointed interpreter for French)


DANIJEL BENKO started his business career in the public administration (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Administration) and has since performed various duties, from a junior officer to the Chef of Staff to the Minister of Public Administration. He has been practising law since 2000; in 2004 he co-founded the law firm of Benko & Partners. He consults national and international clients regarding commercial contracts, corporate management, company business operations, restructuring and insolvency. He has a significant experience in the implementation of legal due diligence and in M&A transactions. He is particularly experienced in cases in the following industries: energy and infrastructure, civil engineering, pharmaceuticals, commerce.
Danijel Benko, attorney-at-law, has been appointed the Chair of Chapter Croatia at the New York Bar Association.
He is a member of the International Association of Lawyers, and within the Association a member of the following working groups: The International Investment, The Future of the Legal Practice and The Organisation of Law Offices.