Rudjer Anic, Zagabria (Croatia)
My first job connected with the legal profession was when I was 6 years old way back in 1968. My father was moving his law office to a new address, and my job (I was only 6 at the time) was to stick the stamps on the cards by means of which my father informed his clients that his office had just moved. This obviously gave me the law bug and I became a lawyer!
My name is Ruđer Anić (pronounced: Roodger Anich), and I was born in 1962. I started my legal career as a trainee at my father’s law office in 1986 after finishing my law degree at Zagreb University. During my time as a student, I received the Rector’s Award for an article that I had written.
I was admitted to the Croatian Bar Association as a lawyer in 1990. I am now the major partner of the ANIC & Partners Law Firm. The firm is the legal successor of the law office of Krešimir Anić (my father), who started his career back in 1967. There are five of us in the firm who are lawyers, and we have two trainees. In total, there are 12 of us in the office.
Besides my career as a lawyer, I am also a mediator authorized by the Ministry of Justice.
I have received a blue “notable networker” name tag award from my BNI Meridian chapter. I am also Director Consultant (DC) of BNI Zagreb East.
Some of the highlights of my career include:
- working as a counsellor of the Government of the Republic of Croatia in a cross-border damages case in which more than 20 people had died because of the alleged malfunctioning of kidney dialyzers. The case was resolved by means of an out-of-court settlement;
- being an expert court witness in several cases in the UK, as well as an expert court witness appointed by the court in Vienna Austria;
- holding presentations concerning Croatian tort law at Croatian and international congresses.
- being an attorney of law with the confidence of members of the German Automobile Club (ADAC) as well as the Austrian Automobile Club (OAMTC);
- my law firm enjoying the confidence of many foreign embassies in Croatia.
I used to do judo, and was champion of Zagreb in 1978. My hobbies are: fishing, skiing, hiking, and travelling.
My first language is Croatian, but I also speak and write English, German and Slovenian.