Luka Misetic is an international lawyer with extensive experience before international tribunals. With more than 20 years of trial experience, Luka has a national and international practice that focuses on representation of individuals, corporations and governments in complex commercial, civil, international criminal and international arbitration cases.
Luka advises sovereigns in international legal matters pending before ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice and various other international tribunals. He also continues to represent clients in domestic litigation, including breach of contract, fraud and partnership disputes. In May 2018, he and his team secured a complete victory for the Republic of Kosovo in a €380 million claim brought before ICSID. In June 2019, Luka and his team secured a complete victory for the Republic of Estonia in a US$100 million investment treaty claim brought under the Netherlands–Estonia Bilateral Investment Treaty by Estonian water provider AS Tallinna Vesi and its Dutch shareholder United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V.
Luka’s work in The Hague (where he lived for two years) as lead counsel defending Croatian General Ante Gotovina led to General Gotovina’s full acquittal before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, garnering worldwide attention. He was the youngest lawyer ever to defend a case before an international criminal tribunal. An experienced trial lawyer, Luka currently represents the former President of Kosovo, Mr. Hashim Thaçi, in his international war crimes trial in The Hague.
He also represents clients in state, federal and international litigation, including commercial, civil, white collar criminal and international criminal cases. Luka represents corporations and partnerships, as well as their directors, officers and partners in breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, regulatory matters, trade secrets claims, fraud and negligence suits, and a variety of other claims.
Globus Magazine (Zagreb, Croatia weekly) has named him “one of the 100 Most Influential Croatians in the World.” In addition, in 2013, Luka received the Croatian-American Bar Association’s Vinodol Code Award in recognition of his distinguished legal career and outstanding contribution to the Croatian-American community.