TARJA KREHIĆ, president of the Association
Tarja Krehić is a lawyer and partner at the law firm Krehić. She has more than 13 years of successful legal and attorneyship experience in rendering strategic legal advice to local and international clients. Tarja primarily deals with status and commercial law, banking & finance, competition and telecommunication.
Before establishing her own independent law firm in 2010, Tarja cooperated for several years with the international law firm Wolf Theiss in Zagreb, where she worked on numerous multi-jurisdictional projects as well as handled and managed the regional transactions for Central and South-east Europe. She started her professional career at Hrvatski Telekom (Croatian Telecom), where she gained valuable experience in the field of telecommunication regulations.
She completed her LL.M. in corporate law at the Duke University, North Carolina, U.S., gaining a scholarship from the US government through the "Ron Brown Fellowship" programme. She graduated with a law degree from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. Tarja is a member of the Croatian Bar Association and IBA, author of expert legal articles for leading international business and legal journals.
VANJA JOKA BRKLJAČIĆ, Chairwoman of the Board for Legislation
Vanja Joka Brkljačić graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University in Zagreb. Since 1998 she works at the law firm Mikuličić-Lončarić-Bahun-Topić with its headquarters in Zagreb.
She provides legal advice to domestic and foreign, juristic and natural persons in the field of civil law, especially on questions concerning law of obligations, proprietary, land registry and inheritance laws, beforehand as well as during proceedings before the court and other state institutions.
She also practices foreclosure and labour law and has substantial experience in representing clients in family, especially matrimonial proceedings, as well as in children's rights proceedings. She is a member of the Croatian Bar Association and also one of the co-founders of the Croatian Association of Women in the Legal Profession.
MARTINA RAJIĆ, Chairwoman of the Board for International Cooperation
Martina Rajić, Master of Laws and permanent court interpreter for the German language. Martina was born in Italy, her mother is Italian, her father Croat. Since birth she lived in Austria where she graduated from law school and gained her professional experience. Besides German, she speaks Croatian, Italian and English. She is currently finishing her postgraduate course in business management in Zagreb. She started her career working as a trainee at four courts: the regional, labour, criminal and municipal court in Graz. After that she worked for three years as a legal trainee at the Vienna office of the Wolf Theiss law firm, where she was primarily engaged in the representation and the legal counselling of Austrian and German business clients. At the beginning of 2015 she founded her own company Lingua Legis d.o.o. together with a lawyer colleague. The company provides high quality services of court interpreters for the German and English language who are specialized in translations of legal, financial and tax documents.
TAMARA KAJMIĆ KOŠUTIĆ, Chairwoman of the Board for Education
Tamara Kajmić Košutić has 17 years of experience as the corporate lawyer, during which period she has been specialized trough educations, seminars and workshops, but mostly by practice, in the field of IPR contract management in IT, ICT and telecom industry. Tamara is also an attendant of a first generation of an Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Specialization Study Intellectual Property, University of Zagreb.