Leading firms in Slovenia
Jadek & Pensa's 'first-class' team, which is praised for its 'top-quality expertise' is active across a range of M&A, banking and finance, restructuring, securities, employment, disputes, corporate, and commercial mandates. In an example of its high-profile and cutting-edge expertise, Ožbej Merc led a team that advised BNY Mellon on the first GDR/ADR IPO structure in Slovenia in the last 20 years. Jure Levovnik, who heads the dispute resolution team, Srečko Jadek, who specialises in insolvency, finance, restructuring and M&A mandates, and Pavle Pensa, who handles M&A and competition work, are the firm's managing partners, while Andraž Jadek is noted for M&A, venture capital, banking and finance instructions.
Srečo Jadek; Pavle Pensa; Jure Levovnik; Aleksandra Jemc Merc; Ožbej Merc
‘The firm is one of the best in Slovenia for corporate and M&A matters.‘
‘The firm offers in-depth experience and excellent attention-to-detail.‘
‘The team is very knowledgeable and professional in its approach.‘
Slovenske železnice d.o.o.
- Advised Intereuropa on its acquisition by state entity, Slovenian Post.
- Advised Abanka on its €440m sale to Nova KBM.
- Acted for Mercator on the restructuring of the sale of Modiana.
Law Firm Kavcic, Bracun & Partners, o.p, d.o.o. is a 'very committed firm which is able to adjust to the reality of the transaction and aims for practical solutions'. It excels across corporate, commercial, banking, finance, competition, real estate, IP, employment and dispute resolution mandates for domestic and international clients. Managing partner Matej Kavčič, who is a 'leading lawyer with lots of experience and a client-driven approach', and recently promoted partner Rok Jerovšek advised Pošta Slovenije on its acquisition of 72.13% of all shares of Intereuropa. Managing partner Simon Bračun is 'exceptional' and Aleksandra Mitić is noted for her 'strong transactional expertise'. Peter Malis was promoted to partner in 2019, and senior associate Špela Juratovec is another key name for transactional matters.
Matej Kavčič; Simon Bračun
‘The team is very competent and stands out for its efficiency and knowledge on wide range of areas.‘
‘The firm is special because of its professional and pragmatic approach to business issues; the team of lawyers is highly professional and responsive, very motivated, efficient and provide legal solutions tailored to our needs.‘
‘Aleksandra Mitić is a strong professional with highly regarded expertise.‘
‘Aleksandra Mitić is an excellent project manager with the overview over the project as whole, and in-depth knowledge of the specifics and details of individual parts of a matter.‘
‘Rok Jerovšek is a great lawyer, has wide knowledge and is an expert for M&A.‘
‘Matej Kavčič – with his invaluable experience he is the master of identifying the key issues in each singular case, he offers several possible solutions by considering not only the legal but also the broader business aspect.‘
‘Matej Kavčič, Rok Jerovšek and Simon Bračun stand out for their competence and professional approach.‘
‘Managing partner Matej Kavčič is intelligent, diligent, very experienced, results-orientated and he understands the importance of treating clients with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy; his management skills are impeccable.‘
‘Managing partner Simon Bračun is very professional, client-oriented, very supportive and understands client needs. His knowledge, professionalism and communication skills are impressive; he is easy to work with and is always available to provide feedback.‘
‘Matej Kavčič is a leading lawyer with lots of experience and a client-driven approach.‘
- Acting for Geoplin in proceedings brought by the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (SCPA) alleging abuse of a dominant position.
- Advised on the acquisition of a provider of health services in the Slovenian market.
- Advised on the sale of an NPL portfolio.
With the ability to utilise its offices across Serbia, Croatia and North Macedonia, ODI Law Firm stands out for its cross-border expertise; 'one of its strengths is its well-established network of legal offices'. Its 'excellent ability to handle transactional matters' was evident in its advice to MHP SE on its €270m acquisition of regional poultry producer, Perutnina Ptuj. Managing partner Uroš Ilić specialises in corporate, M&A, banking, finance and restructuring matters and Branko Ilić heads the real estate team, while Matjaž Jan handles a range of corporate and dispute resolution mandates. Recently promoted partners Tine Mišic, who is the firm's regional head of regulatory and compliance, and Suzana Bončina Jamšek, who heads the banking and finance group, are also key figures, as is senior associate Primož Mikolič , who heads the M&A group.
‘The team is very focused on problem solving and finding innovative solutions. They are always available, prompt in answering and extremely professional.‘
‘The whole team is very determined, professional, dedicated. They identify the problems correctly and suggest the most appropriate and effective solutions.‘
‘The team is very experienced in financial restructuring matters; they know what they are doing.‘
‘They understand the relationship between law and business and are very pro-active; they not only provide a legal analysis but also advise you on how to implement the solution.‘
‘We had the impression that there wouldn’t have been one question the ODI team couldn’t answer.‘
‘The firm has a wide set of specialists in all business law areas.‘
‘A very responsive, multi-language team.‘
‘Branko Ilić exceeded our expectations with a very professional attitude; he gave us really prompt answers and unexpected support.‘
‘Primož Mikolič provides solution-oriented advice.‘
‘Matjaž Jan is a go-to Slovenian lawyer for complex corporate matters.‘
‘Suzana Bončina Jamšek is a great lawyer with in-depth knowledge and an excellent understanding of client needs.‘
‘Suzana Bončina Jamšek and Matjaž Jan are well respected corporate law specialists; they always provide very thorough and practical advice; we can always rely on them in complex legal issues.‘
SKB banka (Societe Generale group)
Bank Assets Management
- Acted for Xpediator on its bid for a majority stake in Interuropa.
- Advised Knapp on its acquisition of a majority stake in Slovenian logistical software company, Epilog.
- Advised Hidria Group and its largest shareholder on a takeover bid procedure initiated by a consortium of minority shareholders.
Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners o.p., d.o.o.'s sizeable team is able to handle a range of high-profile commercial, corporate, competition, M&A, banking, finance, real estate and dispute resolution mandates. Noted for its cross-border expertise, a team led by managing partner Grega Peljhan and Bojan Šporar advised Generali CEE Holding on its €245m acquisition of Adriatic Slovenica. Managing partner Aleš Rojs is noted for his M&A expertise, while senior partner Robert Prelesnik is experienced across construction, real estate, public procurement, corporate, commercial and litigation mandates. Elsewhere among the 'fast, smart and pro-active team', Blaž Hrastnik and Ana Grabnar Crnčec were promoted to partner in 2018, while senior associates Jakob Ivančič and Aljoša Krdžić are also recommended.
Aleš Rojs; Grega Peljhan
‘I worked with the firm on a large M&A deal and I thought that they had good depth in their team; there was the right amount of partner involvement and the associates were very good. I felt that there were more resources available than what I experienced with some of the other firms.‘
‘The firm has high professional knowledge, is very efficient and fast with legal services and its approach is of an extremely high professional level.‘
‘Out of the box solutions and great negotiation skills.‘
‘One of best law firms in Slovenia for banking and finance, corporate topics, M&A and restructuring.‘
‘Sergej Omladič is probably one of most experienced real estate and transaction lawyers in Slovenia; he is professional, pro-active, knowledgeable, responsive and showed excellent negotiating skills.‘
‘Bojan Šporar is calm and knowledgeable, has a commercial approach and a good ‘presence’ on transactions.‘
‘Rok Kokalj showed excellent knowledge of the law with his prompt and concise advice.’
‘Aljoša Krdžić showed his unrivalled knowledge of competition laws.‘
‘Sergej Omladič is a specialist in M&A.‘
‘Grega Peljhan is a specialist in banking and finance law.‘
Generali CEE Holding B.V. (Generali Group)
Wiltan Enterprises Limited and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International
SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka d.d.
Lone Star / Centrice
Marand d.o.o., SRC d.o.o. and other shareholders of DISS d.o.o.
EKO SUROVINA d.o.o. (part of RASTODER Group)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and PharmaSwiss d.o.o.
Styria Media Group
- Advised on the Slovenian aspects of the €2.6bn sale of United Group.
- Assisted Agrokor (now Fortenova) with the pre-insolvency and restructuring process.
- Advising Magna Steyr on a greenfield investment in Slovenia.
Wolf Theiss is able to utilise its CEE and SEE network of offices to advise on complex, cross-border transactions. It is well-known for its banking and finance expertise where it handles a raft of cross-border asset-based, projects and real estate financing transactions, as well as capital markets, NPL transactions and restructuring mandates. Competition, disputes and complex corporate and real estate transactions are also mainstays of the practice; the team advised Hisense, a Chinese multinational white goods and electronics manufacturer, on the €759m takeover of Gorenje, a leading Slovenian white goods producer. Markus Bruckmüller, who divides his time between Ljubljana and the firm's Vienna office, heads the Slovenian office and is a 'loyal and brilliant lawyer'. Klemen Radosavljević and Klara Miletič are also key partners. while senior associate Petra Jermol is a 'rising star in the field of real estate'. Laura Tjaša Štruc recently left the firm to set up as a sole practitioner.
Markus Bruckmüller; Klemen Radosavljević; Klara Miletič
‘The firm’s good team co-operation and efficiency works. The partners manage the team well and have smooth communication with the client’s in-house legal team; this perfect team management is outstanding.‘
‘The real estate practice is special insofar as the team is highly specialised, always available, responsive and to the point in its advice. It certainly is among the leading practices covering all aspects of real estate, corporate and finance which are needed in more complex transactions. Because of its team’s pragmatic approach and outstanding expertise, it is also in a position to efficiently manage complex situations.‘
‘Markus Bruckmüller is easily approachable, responsive and has the client’s benefit always in his mind.‘
‘When working on a transaction, Petra Jermol considers all relevant aspects, has the active knowledge of all relevant details and proposes creative solutions.‘
Barclays Banka PLC, Abanka d.d.
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
HSBC Bank CCF
SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimbetriebsgmbH, Orpea
- Advised the manager banks on the Republic of Slovenia’s issuance of €1.5bn notes.
- Assisted UniCredit with the issuance of €75m green bonds by SID Banka.
- Acting for Zavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia’s largest insurance company, on its issuance of €50m Tier II instruments under the Solvency II Directive.
ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm's team is 'reliable, fast and very professional'; it is experienced across M&A, corporate, commercial, banking, finance, insolvency, restructuring, antitrust, competition, and dispute resolution mandates; the team regularly acts for domestic and international clients. Real estate is also a key area of focus; in one recent highlight, the team advised Mercator on the €116m sale of ten shopping centres. Nataša Pipan Nahtigal heads the M&A practice and is particularly adept at competition and antitrust matters where she is ably supported by Jera Majzelj and senior associate Špela Remec. Managing partner Nina Šelih leads the corporate and commercial department, while Mia Kalaš heads the banking and finance practice.
Nina Šelih; Nataša Pipan Nahtigal
‘In my opinion the team’s strengths are its ability to understand the urgency of cases, the co-operation on the concrete issues inside the team and with the client, its knowledge, pro-active involvement to win the cases, and its pro-active check with all stakeholders regarding the final outcome, which overall results in building trust among the company and the client.‘
‘The firm was always responsive, and its work was consistently of high quality.‘
‘A great knowledge of local Slovenian law.‘
‘Excellent professionals; a very high-skilled team which was available, meticulous and careful, and it had excellent English skills which are very useful for international clients doing business in Slovenia.‘
‘Barbara Hočevar has in-depth knowledge of banking and finance law; she will dive deep into the matter in order to find the final and complete answer and solution to the question at hand and will do whatever it takes to provide the service on time and with the client’s best interests in mind.‘
‘Blaž Ogorevc proved to have a significant expertise in Slovenian law that was greatly implemented in the sale/purchase real estate transaction.‘
‘Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is absolutely brilliant; good communication skills, very knowledgeable, highly engaged and a good leader.‘
‘Nataša Pipan Nahtigal exhumes an aura of confidence, which is justified, and is a well-respected leader – I thoroughly enjoyed working with her.‘
‘Nataša Pipan Nahtigal and Jera Majzelj are exceptional; they pay attention to every detail and find perfectly adapted solutions to complicated matters. They are enthusiastic and great communicators and they develop excellent personal relationships with their clients, who feel very safe in their hands.‘
‘Nina Šelih, Nataša Pipan Nahtigal and Mia Kalaš are experts in their respective fields and they do understand not only legal issues, but the impact to the business and business decisions of the client.‘
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Celesio (McKesson Group)
- Acted for BC Partners on the acquisition of United Group from KKR.
- Advised OTP Bank, as a bidder, on the acquisition of Abanka.
- Assisting Coface with the acquisition of SID – First Credit Insurance Company.
The 'reliable and responsive' team at CMS utilises its strong network of offices in the CEE region to advise on cross-border transactions and its expertise spans corporate, M&A, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution, employment, banking, finance, insolvency and restructuring mandates. Aleš Lunder stands out for his cross-border M&A expertise; Maja Erker Žgajnar, who is 'highly knowledgeable and offers valuable insight in transactions', heads the banking and finance department; and 'stand-out partner' Dunja Jandl leads the real estate practice.
Aleš Lunder; Dunja Jandl; Maja Erker Žgajnar
‘Expert local knowledge and commercial delivery of advice.‘
‘We are very satisfied with the quality of work provided by CMS Slovenia. The value for money ratio is good. CMS always replies fast and the team is business orientated. The lawyers have a good knowledge of the Slovenian market.‘
‘A very capable, dedicated team of professionals. Has gone the extra mile on numerous occasions in terms of meeting us halfway and our deadlines.‘
‘Aleš Lunder is knowledgeable, competent and good to work with.‘
‘Dunja Jandl is very business orientated and replies rapidly to any of our requests; she has a profound knowledge of the Slovenian real estate sector.‘
Andlinger & Company
Deutsche Bank, Filiale London
Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen R. & E. Weinberger
Groupe B&B Hôtels
MIBA Energy Holding
ODIEN Asset Management
Raiffeisen Bank International
- Advised OTP Bank on its €320m acquisition of SKB banka.
- Represented European Architectural Systems Luxembourg, which acted as the main shareholder of Slovene company Trimo, in a €1m dispute initiated by minority shareholders after their squeeze-out from Trimo in late 2016.
- Advised a major high-street fashion brand on the launch of its first store in the region.
Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers delivers 'timely and practical advice' and handles a diverse range of M&A and corporate matters, in addition to real estate and infrastructure projects. Banking and finance is a key area of expertise and the team is well-versed in NPL transactions. It is well placed to handle mandates with a cross-border element; department head Marko Ketler, who is 'deeply committed to his client's success', handles M&A and restructuring transactions; Igor Angelovski is noted for banking, finance and M&A mandates; and senior associate Ermina Delić Kamenčić is experienced in real estate, financing and public procurement instructions.
‘The attorneys and associates are all very competent and knowledgeable, especially in the practice areas of M&A and corporate law.‘
‘The firm’s commitment to clients is unprecedented.‘
‘Marko Ketler is a great transactional lawyer; he is very committed, meets deadlines and is focused on the important issues.‘
‘Queries were responded to promptly and the team was able to deliver in accordance with the agreed milestone.‘
‘Marko Ketler provides the perfect combination of a strategic mind, focus and attention-to-detail in achieving real results.‘
‘Igor Angelovski offers his clients the professionalism, knowledge and resources of Ljubljana’s largest firms; he is passionate and relentless in his pursuit of achieving his clients’ goals both in and out of the courtroom.‘
Diagnostični center Bled
- Performed a regulatory, structural and legal due diligence review for APS Investment regarding the acquisition of VB Leasing International, with its subsidiaries in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia.
- Advised Diagnostični center Bled on the €6m acquisition of MTC Fontana.
- Assisted Conscia A/S with the acquisition of NIL d.o.o. in Slovenia.
Schoenherr Slovenia's broad offering is regularly engaged on banking, finance, insolvency, restructuring, corporate, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, EU and competition, IP, real estate and regulatory mandates. The team is able to utilise its strong international network to handle cross-border transactions; it is 'very professional and very good in legal matters with international elements'. Managing partner Bojan Brežan co-heads the corporate and M&A department with Vid Kobe and also leads the real estate and dispute resolution practices. Kobe also heads the banking and finance team. Head of EU and competition and co-managing partner Eva Škufca also leads the IP practice. Attorneys-at-law Eva Možina, who leads the employment team, and Marko Frantar, who is head of regulatory, are also key figures. Marko Prušnik left to establish MP Law.
Bojan Brežan; Vid Kobe; Eva Škufca; Eva Možina; Marko Frantar
‘The team has a uniform and similar approach, everyone I worked with offered timely, business-oriented advice.‘
‘Bojan Brežan is very responsive, untangles complex legal situations quickly and finds options for all stakeholders.‘
‘Bojan Brežan has a thoughtful approach which is also balanced.‘
‘Vid Kobe is very deal-oriented; he manages the process not only from a legal perspective but can find the right balance between legal and business angles. He is a good negotiator.‘
DZS, založništvo intrgovina
POSLOVNI SISTEM MERCATOR
HETA Asset Resolution
Nova ljubljanska banka d.d., Ljubljana
DDM Invest I AG/ DDM Group AG / DDM Invest III
Avia Prime / Adria
Fraport Slovenija, upravljanje letališč
Quehenberger Eastern Europe
- Advised a consortium of sellers on the disposal of an approx. 72% stake in Intereuropa to Pošta Slovenije.
- Assisted Terme Čatež with the €21.6m sale of its 100% stake in Marina Portorož d.d. to MMNT investicije.
- Acted for Société Générale on the sale of SKB banka to OTP Bank.
Fabiani, Petrovič, Jeraj, Rejc attorneys -at-law Ltd. acts for domestic and international clients across corporate, M&A, commercial, restructuring, insolvency, employment, energy, real estate and construction mandates. It acts for clients across the energy, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, IT, financial and insurance sectors, and the team is particularly sought after by China-based clients. Corporate and M&A head Tomaž Petrovič is also experienced in environmental law. Jernej Jeraj, who is noted for corporate and M&A matters, and Boštjan Rejc, who heads the real estate and construction practice and stands out for his 'perseverance, experience and broad skillset', are also key contacts.
Tomaž Petrovič; Jernej Jeraj; Boštjan Rejc; Luka Fabiani
‘They don’t just talk about quality, they ‘build it’, with significant investments in learning and development for clients at all levels. The lawyers know what clients of top law firms expect, and they know exactly know how to deliver it.‘
‘They are really focused on every detail, legally and financially, before we even start negotiations.‘
‘The whole team gives you the feeling that they are connected, well organised and that communication within the team is working well. Even though somebody was not available, others could jump in and provide support on the same topic.‘
‘Jernej Jeraj stands out for his readiness to help; he feels like an extended member of the team and provides sound business-oriented advice.‘
‘Jernej Jeraj was able to present complex legal matters in understandable simple terms, where we were able to make decisions.‘
‘The main difference is that they are very active, full of proposals and suggestions of how to proceed and solve problems.‘
Best in Parking
Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires
Polaris Corporate Solutions
Primorske novice, Koper
Hotel Cubo & Cubo Golf
Holding Slovenske elektrarne
Konica Minolta Slovenija
Skupina Prva, zavarovalniški Holding
Slovensko-nemška gospodarska zbornica / Deutsch-Slowenische Industrie-und-Handelskammer
Veolia Industries GSL
Q-Free Traffic Design
- Advised Best in Parking on the €25m acquisition of a parking garage in Maribor.
- Acted for A1 Slovenija on the acquisition of a cable operator.
- Assisting Alpe – Panon (McDonald’s DL) with its expansion in Slovenia, which includes the acquisition of several new McDonald’s restaurants.
Law Firm Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ltd. has a strong multinational following and is often engaged on cross-border transactions, as well as domestic mandates for local clients; it fields 'a reliable team of hardworking experts'. Recent instructions have included major banking and finance transactions, as well as corporate, M&A, competition, insolvency, IP, dispute resolution and real estate mandates. Managing partner Miro Senica is 'very sharp' and stands out for his 'straightforward business acumen'.
Miro Senica; Katarina Kresal; Katja Šumah; Petra Plevnik
‘The team is reliable and accurate; it covers a very wide area; therefore its operations are coherent and highly professional.‘
‘The firm is not only good at providing excellent legal advice but has a very business-oriented approach to client’s needs, which is very valuable especially in a small market such as Slovenia.‘
‘The team is always impressing us with the combination of their expert knowledge, techniques, tactics and the ability to deliver everything requested in a tight timescale. The team anticipates all the possible problems and solutions in advance and is a pleasure to deal with.‘
‘Its ability to deliver results is nothing less than astonishing.‘
‘It has a strong team of highly skilled lawyers who have the ability to have a reasoned debate among themselves, which in turns provides clients with substantiated and practical answers.‘
‘Katja Šumah combines great legal knowledge with a very hardworking attitude, whilst being absolutely confident at negotiations in both English and German.‘
‘Katja Šumah is a talented and hardworking attorney with outstanding experience in commercial and corporate matters.‘
‘Miro Senica’s knowledge and skill when negotiating with the counterparty are unparalleled.‘
‘Katarina Kresal is highly regarded and very experienced.‘
Raiffeisen Landesbank Kärnten
Kylin Prime Group
Medison Pharma Trading
- Acting for Go Asset Development on a range of real estate projects relating to the construction of the largest logistics warehouse in the Republic of Slovenia.
- Advising Mercator on the restructuring of Agrokor during a compulsory settlement, which included the establishment of new company Fortenova grupa and the transition of ownership from Agrokor into a newly established company.
- Representing Ascent Resources in proceedings before the Slovenian Environment Agency concerning its investments in gas production in the region of Petišovci, Slovenia,
Sibinčič Križanec's 'very flexible', 'knowledgeable and hands-on team' is 'exceptionally responsive' and stands out for its corporate, M&A and dispute resolution expertise. The 'very dedicated and internationally orientated team' regularly acts for domestic and regional clients on domestic and cross-border instructions. Litigation head Uroš Križanec also handles corporate mandates and led advice to Oryx on its sale to a Canadian-listed company. Jan Sibinčič, who heads the corporate and M&A department and is known for his 'goal-oriented, out-of-the-box thinking', is also a key figure.
Jan Sibinčič; Uroš Križanec
‘The firm is characterised by real teamwork, which allows it to advise on complex topics from different perspectives, simultaneously. Its interdisciplinary approach is essential for achieving commercially beneficial results. All of the lawyers are highly knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields of expertise; at the same time, they are very approachable, not unnecessarily technocratic and all-in-all really helpful.‘
‘Jan Sibinčič is an excellent all-round lawyer, with great understanding of our business and a great team leader. He has in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of corporate matters and taxes.‘
‘Simon Tertnik is extremely competent on a range of commercial law topics and always provides relevant, concise and easy-to-understand advice.‘
‘Luka Žnidarič provided us with extraordinary tax advice; he is a real specialist in his field.‘
‘In our cooperation on different M&A transactions, the team has proven to be very reliable, highly professional and efficient, and it is well equipped to guide clients through any size of transaction, from beginning to end. We would recommend it to anybody selling or acquiring a company in Slovenia.‘
‘It has great capability to lead multinational teams of local law firms and delivers solutions that work best for our business. Besides this, it is a member of a global legal network, which allows it to solve legal matters on a global level. The lawyers have great industry knowledge as well.‘
‘Jan Sibinčič, who handles our biggest transactions and most complex matters, is recommended. As he has been with us since the beginning, we feel as if he is an internal team member; it is always a pleasure working with him.‘
‘Nina Čuden, who successfully coordinated multiple entries to new markets in the previous year with great ease, is very responsive and gives us the feeling she is always expecting our call.‘
‘Lenart Pivec, who assisted us on GDPR matters on a global level, stands out for his pragmatic approach, which made the implementation very easy.‘
‘Exceptional professionals and individuals; Jan Sibinčič and Uroš Križanec are on top of the game in Slovenia.‘
‘The company practices perfect teamwork; all team members are up to date regarding the project and the next steps.‘
‘Individuals are characterised by a high level of flexibility and strong implementation skills.‘
Studio Pro M&A
- Advised Httpool Group on its entry into new markets (Lithuania, Latvia, Indonesia, Malaysia) and advised on its exit from Kosovo through the sale of the company to its management, entering into a long-term cooperation agreement.
- Assisted Gabrijel Aluminium with the exit of two minority shareholders, and also advised on the management’s incentive scheme and on the entry of new strategic shareholders, as well as a a split-off of all such assets to another company held by a majority shareholder. Subsequently advised on a capital swap of all shareholder investments under the new holding structure.
- Acted for Vetmaster on the acquisition of a veterinary business.
The 'very capable' team at Zdolsek Attorneys at law is 'excellent' across corporate and commercial matters, which includes expertise in M&A deals. The team is noted for its experience in restructuring and insolvency matters and it is adept at handling commercial disputes. The telecoms, energy, pharmaceutical, finance, retail and media sectors are key focuses. Managing partner Stojan Zdolšek is a 'very talented lawyer'. Irena Jurca leads the commercial contracts and disputes practice.
‘The team has an excellent reputation.‘
Elements Skladi, d.o.o., a part of Elements Capital Management
Telekom Slovenije, d.d.
SKB Banka, d.d. (part of Societe Generale)
Gorenje d.d. (Hisense)
SDH (Slovenia Sovereign Holding)
Kolektor Koling d.o.o (part of Kolektor Group)
Ledava d.o.o. (subsidiary of Boscombe Lux Holdings Sàrl )
Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d.
- Advising Istrabenz on a debt-to-equity swap with the Bank Assets Management Company; the capital hike and its subsequent exchange for debt will make the BAMC a majority shareholder in Istrabenz.
- Acted for Sava on a €118m debt refinancing to facilitate the optimisation of the group’s capital structure.
- Assisted the fund management branch of insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav with the €22m acquisition of fund manager, Alta Skladi.
Kirm Perpar is a 'forward-thinking law firm' that is praised for its 'holistic approach' and 'fast reaction times'. It is adept at handling a range of corporate and commercial mandates, and has particular expertise in antitrust and competition instructions. The 'professional, competent and reliable' Andrej Kirm jointly heads the team with 'true expert' Matej Perpar.
Andrej Kirm; Matej Perpar
‘The team is very responsive and has extensive experience, in-depth legal knowledge, flexibility and is always focused on achieving goals.‘
‘A sophisticated team put together with meticulous precision by Andrej Kirm and the other partners.‘
‘The team strives to look at the bigger picture when advising clients, which is the key to delivering exceptional client service.‘
‘A boutique law firm with skilled individuals; cases are handled by small and focused teams.‘
‘Andrej Kirm takes the time to fully assess the company situation and gives specific advice tailor-made to our needs.‘
‘As a relatively young firm, the team is entrepreneurial and recognises the need for commercially-driven and client-focused legal advice across the full range of issues.‘
‘Jan Gorjup possesses both excellent legal expertise and comprehensive industry knowledge; he knows how to focus not only on the legal aspects but also on the general business aspects.‘
‘Matej Perpar stands out for his practical and commercial approach as well as legal knowledge.‘
‘Andrej Kirm is very sharp and knowledgeable and is probably the most goal-oriented lawyer in the market.‘
RWE / Innogy Group
Starkom d.o.o. (Daimler AG local company)
- Advised Weyland on the acquisition of Tink, which was held by Bank Assets Management Company, and subsequent advice on the reorganisation of the target company and its inclusion in the client’s group.
- Acted for Terme Maribor on the €6m sale of its daughter company, MTC Fontana.
- Advised Czech-based bank, Banka Creditas, on the financing of the €12m acquisition of shares in a Slovenian defence industry company.
Law Firm Neffat
Law Firm Neffat has 'a highly professional approach to the client's legal issues' and stands out for its 'rapid responses'. The team is best known for its environmental law, waste management and procurement expertise and provides expertise across corporate, real estate, employment, construction, data protection, IP, tax and dispute resolution mandates. Managing partner Domen Neffat is 'calm and reassuring' and 'always reacts to the client's needs'.
‘The team stands out for its expertise in the field of public procurement and commercial law.‘
‘It delivers rapid responses, professionalism and has a broad range of skills.‘
‘The team is innovative, expert, responsive, kind, diligent and responsible.‘
Novak Law's 'commitment to good service is complemented by excellent legal knowledge and a personal touch'; the boutique firm is particularly noted for its expertise in the digital sector ('the team understands tech entrepreneurs'); and is adept at finance, banking, venture capital and automotive industry mandates. The group has recently been involved in significant financial restructuring cases, M&A transactions and a number of venture capital deals. Firm founder Nejc Novak is a 'reliable person that can make his clients feel secure'.
‘A boutique law firm that takes its customer relationships to another level; a very young team with loads of positive energy and domain knowledge.‘
‘The advantage is that it is a boutique firm and has an individual and personal approach to every client.‘
‘Commitment to good service is complemented by excellent legal knowledge and a personal touch.‘
‘The team understands tech entrepreneurs.‘
‘Nejc Novak is a reliable person that can make his clients feel secure.‘
ACH 2 d.o.o.
Adria Mobil d.o.o.
Adria Plus, d.o.o. Novo mesto
Agencija INT d.o.o.
AK Servicing d.o.o.
Alfi 2 (AIF)
Avtotransporti Kastelec s.p.
Bitstamp Europe SA
BJ Solar d.o.o.
Block Analitica d.o.o.
Borza Terjatev d.o.o.
Cana Water d.o.o.
Della Spina OU
Ernst & Young Slovenia d.o.o.
FRC2 GP Sarl
Hurra Studios d.o.o.
Immorent Alfa d.o.o.
Intertour Straža d.o.o.
Istrabenz Turizem d.d.
Job plus d.o.o.
KF Finance d.o.o.
LP Solar d.o.o.
Pivovarna Pelicon d.o.o.
Sava Nepremičnine d.o.o.
Securities Grid Ltd
- Advised AlpVent on its €3m investment in Quadrofoil.
- Acted for ACH 2 on its ownership restructuring.
- Assisted Sava with its second consecutive increase of share capital (private placement) for €2.6m.
The 'solution-orientated' team at Odvetniška pisarna Zaman in partnerji d.o.o. (Law firm Zaman and partners Ltd) is noted for its 'high-level of expert knowledge' and it is 'reliable, responsive and adaptable to unique situations'. The firm has an insolvency law focus and also houses a growing M&A, construction, banking, finance and financial restructuring offering. Marko Zaman, who has 'an outstanding capability to provide a swift analysis of legal problems and formulates consistent propositions and/or alternatives for solving these problems', heads the M&A, banking, finance and restructuring team, while the 'extremely responsive, experienced and knowledgeable' Peter Lipoglavšek leads the insolvency, enforcement and dispute resolution team.
Marko Zaman; Peter Lipoglavšek
‘The team, in comparison to others, is very friendly, fast and responsive and it has excellent knowledge, especially in the business sector.‘
‘The response times and delivered results are excellent, even if it takes input from different fields of law.‘
‘The firm has a client-orientated team, which is diverse enough to cover all necessary practice areas; the lawyers always try to anticipate all potential legal issues before they become a commercial issue.‘
‘The team is reactive and friendly, and communication is always smooth.‘
‘The firm has an open approach in creating and using innovative paths for the benefit of its clients.‘
‘The professionals are technically competent and are able to handle heavy workloads; they are thoughtful, calm and knowledgeable and are always two steps ahead, with excellent negotiation skills.‘
‘The team stands out for its high-level of expert knowledge‘
‘It is reliable, responsive and adaptable to unique situations.‘
‘Marko Zaman has an outstanding capability to provide a swift analysis of legal problems and formulates consistent propositions and/or alternatives for solving these problems.‘
‘Peter Lipoglavšek is extremely responsive, experienced and knowledgeable.‘
‘Marko Zaman is one of the best lawyers for bankruptcy procedures.‘
- Advised a Slovenian limited liability company on a split-off through the process of partial division of the company, followed by the sale of a sole shareholding in the newly established company to a foreign strategic investor.
- Assisted a Slovenian limited liability company with the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in a limited liability company, the owner of a hotel facility, located in the NE region of Slovenia.
- Acting for a foreign investor on the purchase of a greenfield development project in Ljubljana.
Odvetniška družba Lukman o.p., d.o.o. is 'well prepared, client focused and provides superb legal services in an efficient way' and delivers a 'personal and customised service, with deep understanding of the needs of the client'. The team handles a range of transactional mandates for domestic and international clients spanning several sectors such as energy, power, real estate, construction, distribution, retail, IT, logistics, transport, and media. It is also well versed in regulatory, competition, employment, and dispute resolution mandates. Tomaž Lukman and Sanda Južnik are 'business-orientated, responsive and have a focus on getting the deal done'.
Tomaž Lukman; Sanda Južnik
‘The lawyers make the difference and impress with superb competence and the highest quality legal advice.‘
‘The team is well prepared, client focused and provides superb legal services in an efficient way.‘
‘The group provides a personal and customised service, with deep understanding of the needs of the client.‘
‘A unique, young and energetic team that is prepared to go the extra mile to get the deal done.‘
‘We value Tomaž Lukman for custom-made legal advice and excellent problem-solving skills.‘
‘Sanda Južnik knows what really matters, steers the client through issues and goes the extra mile.‘
‘Tomaž Lukman and Sanda Južnik are highly motivated, with extensive legal knowledge and good insight into local and international specifics.‘
‘Tomaž Lukman and Sanda Južnik provide excellent levels of service and have the competence to identify the essence of every issue; they deliver top advice and understand our business.‘
- Advised the fund founders and management team on the incorporation of a specialised investment fund.