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Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses and Valuers 
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Ulica F. Petrića 5
HR-10000 Zagreb

Tel: +385 1 4811797
Fax: +385 1 4813180


President: Mrs Melita Bestvina MSc REV
Vice-Presidents: Mr Krunoslav Komesar, Mr Čedomir Čović
Secretary General: Mr Igor Kaluđer
Secretariat: 1

Number of direct members: 1.412
Number of qualified valuers: 195
Member of TEGoVA since: 2015
Category of membership: Full


Incorporated in 1980, the organisation was established as an association of expert witnesses in Zagreb.

Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA

Melita Bestvina

Melita Bestvina MSc REV

Graduated Civil Engineer
Permanent Court Expert Witness


Tel: + 385 1 37 78 981
Mob: + 385 91 120 2530

Krunoslav Komesar

Krunoslav Komesar BSc C.E.


Mob.: +385 91 6658240

Brief History & Role

Hrvatsko društvo sudskih vještaka (Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses) was incorporated in 1980 as the Association of Expert Witnesses in Zagreb, Croatia.

In 1990 the Association changed its name to the current one - Hrvatsko društvo sudskih vještaka i procjenitelja (Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses and Valuers) and operates as a voluntary, non government and non-partisan association operating on the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia, which is engaged in the enhancement of the court expert institution and its role in the judicial and other institutions and cooperates with legal entities and individuals in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Croatia.

Due to changes in legislation in respect of valuation, in March 2015 the Association changed its name again to reflect such changes and as of March 10, 2015 it operates under the name Hrvatsko drustvo sudskih vjestaka i procjenitelja (Croatian Association of Court Expert Witnesses and Valuers).

Principal Activities

HDSViP performs permanent professional education and training of its members and regularly organises seminars, conferences and congresses. It also provides training for young professionals and in order to qualify them for their expert's assessments, valuations and forensics as part of their job- specific expertise.

Principal Areas of Policy

-promotion of the importance of expertise and valuation as complex processes important in the judiciary and in other areas of life;
- establishment of equal rules for education and continuous professional development for all expert witnesses and valuers, as they are organised in several associations, and do not perform their tasks according to the same criteria.


HDSViP operates through 24 subsidiaries throughout the country, 16 of them organised on a territorial basis (mainly covering the competences of county courts) and 8 subsidiaries in the City of Zagreb, organised on a profession basis.


Curently HDSViP has 1.412 members (as at 31.12.2014). 180 are specialised in real estate and company valuations, while 15 are specialised in valuations of movable property.


Association Books

In 2007, the association published the book: "Principles of real estate market value valuations" by Mr Vladimir Krtalic, MSc.graduated civil engineer.


HDSViP translated the European Valuation Standards 2016 into Croatian.


HDSViP is a full member of EuroExpert.

Awarding member association

Recognised European Valuer
Awarding Member Association

The association has the right to award Recognised European Valuer status (designated by the letters REV) to its members.