Power of attorney in Croatia
Power of Attorney in CroatiaUpdated on Tuesday 18th June 2019
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The power of attorney is a legal document allowing an appointed person to make decisions and act on your behalf. The power of attorney in Croatia can be made by anyone who is minimum 18 years old and has the capacity of decision making. Purchasing a property in Croatia, having a company registered or collecting a debt are situations that may require power of attorney. If you need legal representation in business situations and want to conclude a power of attorney, you can address to our law firm in Croatia.
Situations that require power of attorney
According to the Croatian law, power of attorney grants the agent (the attorney in fact) the right to make legal decisions in different aspects of the grantor's life. Several situations that require power of attorney in Croatia include the following:
- • Business situations – opening a company on your behalf, registering a business with the competent authorities, signing business contracts or closing a company. Businessmen who want legal representation in the above mentioned situations need to make a limited power of attorney;
- • Medical situations – sickness and healthcare, support services needed by the grantor, medical consent for different treatments. A durable power of attorney for health care is the legal document required in this specific situation;
- • Financial situations – opening a merchant account in Croatia, signing checks, buying or selling a property, selling assets like stocks, social security checks, registering for VAT in Croatia and filling tax accounts. These situations require a financial power of attorney to be concluded.
Irrespective of the situation you find yourself in, our attorneys in Croatia can help you make a power of attorney.
Types of power of attorney
According to the Croatian legislation, there are several types of power of attorney. These include the following:
- • General non-enduring power of attorney is usually made for a limited period of time, when a person is unavailable for financial decisions. It is applicable when a person travels or has an accident or an operation and his/her mobility is limited. An attorney in fact takes care of any property or financial matters;
- • Enduring power of attorney – when a grantor makes an enduring power of attorney, it allows another person to make personal and financial decisions on his/her behalf. The term enduring means that the attorney has durable powers which remain in effect even after the grantor is incapacitated. This type of power of attorney can be revoked in a court of law;
- • Medical enduring power of attorney – this type of power of attorney implies the appointing of a medical agent. This person has the legal right to make decisions about medical treatments and to refuse them.
What you need to know about the power of attorney in Croatia
- The power of attorney authorizes a lawyer to deal with real estate matters, tax payments and many more.
- Foreign business owners can appoint one of our attorneys to take care of special tasks in the firm in Croatia.
- Company documents can be signed with the help of a power of attorney.
- A Croatian lawyer can be appointed with a power of attorney to represent a company.
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- Approximately EUR 59 million represented the FDI registered in Croatia in Q3 last year.
- Croatia is ranked 18th among the countries with a well-developed tourism sector, so there are numerous investments made here.
- The business confidence of Croatia grew by 3.3% in May this year.
- There were more than 1,390,000 million persons employed in the first 6 months of 2019.
Please feel free to contact our lawyers in Croatia if you need further details about power of attorney and situations that require this legal instrument.