Firms To Watch: Leading firms

Miloš Dimitrijević joined Igor Bernik at Bernik Dimitrijevic l.f. Ltd. in September 2022. The team is well-regarded for its expertise in the transportation sector.  
Mateja Ogič and Janez Pejovnik both joined Mitja Vidmar in partnership at Odvetniki Vidmar, Ogrič in Pejovnik in 2023. The practice is particularly focused on banking and finance matters.

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Jadek & Pensa

With a broad M&A, advisory, tax and dispute resolution offering, Jadek & Pensa boasts expertise across intellectual property, real estate, litigation, and arbitration. Managing partner Srečo Jadek is particularly experienced in insolvency and restructuring matters, which is also an area of strength for Ožbej Merc; while founding partner Pavle Pensa specialises in M&A and competition law. Janja Zaplotnik has notable regulatory experience, and is proficient in competition law matters and commercial agreements, while Mitja Podpečan handles a range of dispute prevention matters and administrative disputes. Aleksandra Jemc Merc is a key name for share sales and purchases as well as joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Srečo Jadek; Pavle Pensa; Janja Zaplotnik; Mitja Podpečan; Ožbej Merc

Other key lawyers:

Borut Leskovec; Iris Pensa; Domen Romih; Nastja Merlak; Andraž Jadek; Jure Levovnik; Eva Gostiša; Aleksandra Jemc Merc


‘The team operates in harmony, and they are responsive in communication with the client. They are experts in a wide-range of legislation.’

‘The company is professional and competent in various fields with a wide range of experts.’

‘Jadek & Pensa are a great combination of the best modern Balkan’ practices and EU standards. They are among the best law firms, based on their local experience, capacities, and knowledge.’

‘Janja Zaplotnik is lawyer deserving all the best words. She has valuable experience in competition law matters concerning both Slovenian and EU regulation. Janja is well-organised, focused, and a responsive lawyer. She is ready to handle complex matters and provide the best solution for every issue that would meet clients’ expectations.’

‘Their level of professionalism is exceptional; they consistently delve deep into the subject matter and cover all pertinent aspects. What sets them apart is their thoughtful consideration of cost implications for the client, ensuring no unnecessary expenditures. They truly operate as partners, going beyond mere craftsmanship. Our interactions have primarily been within the corporate and economic domain, and based on this experience, I wholeheartedly recommend their services.’

‘They are very effective, understanding of the client’s needs, and meet the cost estimation.’

‘The office is renowned for having a good team of experts in all important legal fields related to economic activities. The team is proactive, reliable, highly qualified, and confident. Their assistance and advice is prompt, comprehensive, and always spot on.’

‘The group is formed according to the customer’s needs for each area separately, according to knowledge and experience. Within the office, lawyers consult each other and approach matters as a team.’

Key clients

Novartis International AG, Novartis Pharma AG

The United Group, Telemach d.o.o.

The Hidria group (H&R d.d., Hidria Holding d.o.o., Hidria d.o.o.)

Rucio Investment


E.ON group

AIG Europe

Right Rudder Aviation, LLC

Declan Flight INC.

Grupa Inelo, INNOVA

Allterco JSCo.


EFOS informacijske rešitve d.o.o

Work highlights

  • Advising Novartis International AG, and Novartis Pharma AG on the worldwide separation of Sandoz business from Novartis’ original medicines division.
  • Advised The United Group and Telemach d.o.o. throughout the process of the demerger of its mobile infrastructure business in preparation for the subsequent sale of the newly created company to a third party.
  • Advising Hidria group (H&R d.d., Hidria Holding d.o.o., Hidria d.o.o.), the majority shareholders in H&R d.d. (Inovatis d.o.o., Ladis d.o.o., Rafis d.o.o.) a prominent player in the automotive industry, on negotiating the entry of strategic partner Gonvarri.

Law firm Kavcic, Bracun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o.

Law firm Kavcic, Bracun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o. is ‘an all-round excellent team’, which often advises domestic and international financial institutions and corporate bodies on both non-contentious and contentious matters. The team’s corporate and commercial offering, an area in which firm co-founders Simon Bračun and Matej Kavčič are particularly specialised, encompasses activity in the telecommunications, banking, postal and energy sectors, while the latter has additional strength in competition matters. Aleksandra Mitić has particular expertise in state aid matters, Špela Bračun is proficient in electronic money issuing, and Ana Bonča is noted for her dispute resolution capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Matej Kavčič; Simon Bračun; Aleksandra Mitić

Other key lawyers:

Ana Bonča; Špela Bračun; Katja Černivec; Tevž Žižak


‘We specifically chose to engage with Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o. due to their exemplary professionalism and practical approach towards business matters. Their team comprises highly experienced lawyers proficient in various legal domains, demonstrating great responsiveness, motivation, efficiency, and a strong work ethic’

‘Matej Kavčič is noteworthy for his impressive knowledge, professionalism, and excellent communication skills. He exhibits exceptional focus, precision, and impeccable management abilities. Ana Bonča is known for being highly reliable and professional, showcasing excellent responsiveness and a solution-oriented approach.’

‘Matej Kavčič is an exceptionally professional attorney known for his outstanding expertise and diligence. He consistently demonstrates a keen understanding of the business areas that require continuous monitoring in our ever-evolving economy. Through thorough preparation, he manages to find time to stay abreast of changes and effectively address them.’

‘An all-round excellent team, they are consummate professionals who are efficient and capable. One has complete confidence in their ability to close the deal.’

‘What sets Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners apart is their professional and practical approach to business matters, underpinned by a team of highly skilled and responsive lawyers.’

‘Simon Bračun exemplifies a high level of professionalism, offering exceptional support, deep industry expertise, and impressive communication skills. He is approachable, readily available for collaboration, and provides prompt feedback.’

‘Tevž Žižak possesses an abundance of knowledge and practical experience, particularly in dealing with intricate cases. He showcases strong organizational skills, responsiveness, and diligence, coupled with excellent interpersonal and time management abilities.’

‘The team excels in the highest level of professionalism, special care is given to the quality and training of junior staff, there is a strong oversight of partners over the legal opinions issued by non-partners.’

Work highlights

ODI Law Firm

Praised for its ‘exceptional expertise and dedication‘, ODI Law Firm boasts a strong regional footprint, with offices across Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia. The practice’s expertise spans corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance, and dispute resolution, with additional capabilities around corporate governance advice and compliance reviews. Notably, Branko Ilić is admitted to both the Slovenian and Croatian bar, and Primož Mikolič is qualified in both Slovenia and England. The firm’s managing partner Uroš Ilić, leads the team and heads its transaction division, while Matjaž Jan is a standout part of the firm’s corporate offering. Tine Mišic heads the firm’s regulatory and compliance team across the region.


Practice head(s):

Uroš Ilić

Other key lawyers:

Primož Mikolič; Suzana Bončina Jamšek; Branko Ilić; Matjaž Jan; Tine Mišic; Maša Drkušič; Eva Hafner


‘Our go to firm for all legal issues. They are highly professional and qualified. Uncomplicated and goal-oriented.’

‘Tine Mišic is our main contact for legal issues in Slovenia. Besides his exceptional legal skills he is also a great organizer, we would  highly recommend to contact Tine for any legal issues in the region!’

‘The highlight of ODI’s corporate/commercial practice is the team’s business acumen compared to other law firms in the market. Apart from their excellent legal background, they never fail to emphasize the risks and opportunities behind every potential business decision. Their support is always detailed but nevertheless to the point.’

‘Tine Mišic and his team are always quick with their response – yet thorough. They strive to understand the business aim behind every contemplated business decision and give the best advice possible.’

‘Eva Hafnar is really professional, keeps track of every deadline that needs to be observed, and helps us navigate through any complex commercial/corporate/regulatory issue. We are extremely happy to work with her.’

‘Suzana Bončina Jamšek is highly experienced and focused on the relevant details of the matter at hand. Her exceptional production of arguments in negotiations, even in complex cases, is logical and concise. She is swift to respond to any request and provides prompt and meaningful feedback to any new developments. A brilliant lawyer from any perspective.’

‘The team consistently demonstrates exceptional expertise and dedication. Their deep knowledge of the law, combined with their strategic thinking, allows them to provide top-tier legal solutions. They exhibit a remarkable ability to navigate complex legal challenges, ensuring our organization remains well-protected and compliant. Their commitment to excellence and client-focused approach make them an invaluable asset to our business.’

‘The individuals we were in contact with were outstanding legal professionals who consistently delivered exceptional results. Their in-depth knowledge of the law, coupled with their sharp analytical skills, positions them as go-to experts in their field.’

Key clients



Ariston group


Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.

Bank Millennium S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

mBank S.A.

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Santander Factoring sp. z o.o.


Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company (now merged with Slovenian Sovereign Holding)

Perutnina Ptuj

Gorenjska Banka

CEBF S.à r.l

Holding Slovenske Elektrarne (HSE)

Volkswagen AG

Work highlights

  • Acted as Slovenian counsel for the purchase of United Tower telecommunication infrastructure by TAWAL, a Saudi Telecom Company.
  • Advised MESI, a Slovenian company providing clinicians with predictive medical assessment devices on obtaining a strategic investment of EUR 11MM from SHS, a German company.
  • Acted as the legal counsel, performed all the necessary due diligence on the documentation, as well as drafted multiple agreements which later all provided for the asset purchase of Slovenian company, Sinergise.

Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners o.p., d.o.o.

The sizeable ‘all round legal team’ Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners o.p., d.o.o.‘s broad expertise encompasses corporate and commercial, anti-trust, M&A, banking and finance, real estate as well as dispute resolution. Praised further for providing ‘well-rounded advice in all legal areas relevant for the corporate world’,Ales Rojs, Robert Prelesnik, Grega Peljhan and Bojan Šporar co-lead the team: M&A transactions are a particular area of strength for Rojs and Šporar, while Prelesnik is adept in in real estate, infrastructure, and construction matters; Peljhan’s practice focuses on banking and finance matters. The firm’s dispute resolution team offers expertise across both litigation and forms of alternative dispute resolution, the former an area of expertise for Blaž Hrastnik, who works alongside environmental law department head Ana Grabnar Crnčec on energy matters. Corporate and competition specialists Jakob Ivančič and Aljoša Krdžić are also recommended.


Practice head(s):

Ales Rojs; Robert Prelesnik; Grega Peljhan; Bojan Šporar

Other key lawyers:

Blaž Hrastnik; Ana Grabnar Crnčec; Aljoša Krdžić; Jakob Ivančič; Jože Stare; Sergej Omladič


‘The team has great knowledge of law, and they display a good understanding of our business and industry.’

‘Blaž Hrastnik understands our business and industry well. He always has in mind tactical and business points of view. He takes into account the legal knowledge that we (his client) have, and adjusts the legal language and the level of explanation accordingly. He is very thorough and reliable.’

‘I worked with Bojan Šporar, Sergej Omladič, and Jože Stare, all of them showed incredible dedication, punctuation, and detailed work. I appreciated work being done fast and thorough.’

‘The law firm has all-round legal team, having the required intellectual and practical resources to provide well-rounded advice in all legal areas relevant for the corporate world.’

‘Grega Peljhan has in-depth expertise in banking and capital markets. He truly understands the needs of financial institutions and has profound commercial knowledge of capital markets.’

‘The whole law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners works as a team with high efficiency, full availability, and top knowledge of the topics they are engaged in.

‘Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik& Partners o.p., d.o.o. are a highly experienced law firm with competent attorneys that cover various areas of legal practice.’

‘The team has a keen eye for what is best for the client and are very successful at finding and offering realistic solutions. They are very quick to respond, efficient in disputes, as well as court work.’

Key clients

Generali CEE Holding B.V. (Generali Group)

United Group

Magna Steyr

Dulux Group

MOL Group


VR Capital and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International

Sparkasse d.d.

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.

Allianz SE

Rastoder Group

Antenna Group

Salviol Group

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and PharmaSwiss d.o.o.

LafargeHolcim Group

Styria Media Group


LCN Capital Partners


Agrokor d.d. / Fortenova Grupa d.d.

Bausch Health Companies Inc.


Sparkasse d.d.

Intersport ISI d.o.o.

Heta Asset Resolution d.o.o.

Aviva Italia Holding

Erste Group Bank AG




KPL d.d.

Samsic d.o.o

Porsche Slovenija (subsidiary of Volkswagen Group) and Porsche Slovenija’s dealers


DARS (Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia)



GEN-I d.o.o.

Magna Steyr

Corwin A.S. Slovakia

HETA Asset Resolution d.o.o.

City Municipality of Ljubljana


Raiffeisen Leasing d.o.o.

AV NALOŽBE d. o. o.

Be Charge



Energetika Ljubljana

Centrice Real Estate

Corwin A.S. Slovakia

Raiffeisen Leasing d.o.o.


City Municipality of Ljubljana

Rotis d.o.o.

University Medical Centre Ljubljana



Work highlights

  • Advised FORTENOVA grupa d.d. (previously Agrokor d.d.) on the transfer of shares in Mercator d.d., the largest Slovenian retailer, with regional stores throughout the region, to Fortenova grupa d.d..
  • Advised MOL on their sizeable acquisition of OMV Slovenia.
  • Advising YAPI Merkezi on their participation in the Second Track Divača-Koper project.

Schoenherr Slovenia

With ‘excellent lawyers who cover several areas‘, Schoenherr Slovenia‘s broad caseload includes banking & finance, insolvency & restructuring, dispute resolution, EU & competition, M&A, employment, and regulatory matters. Bojan Brežan oversees the dispute resolution department. Vid Kobe acts as head of the banking and finance team. Marko Frantar is the co-head of the real estate group, while Matej Črnilec heads the EU & competition and intellectual property departments, taking over from Eva Škufca who departed the team in September 2022. Manja Hubman leads the firm’s labour and employment team. Bojan Brežan and Vid Kobe jointly lead the corporate and M&A department.

Practice head(s):

Bojan Brežan; Vid Kobe; Marko Frantar; Matej Črnilec; Manja Hubman

Other key lawyers:

Jan Primožič; Peter Gorše; Borče Malijanski


‘The team is highly professional with innovative ideas. They also have excellent knowledge in banking products in correlation to civil obligations/contract law. The balance between the high quality and high complexity of services rendered and the costs is for the client very beneficial in comparison to other law firms.’

‘Marko Frantar has extremely rich knowledge and experience with legal procedures. He foresees possible future situations and plans legal scenarios.’

‘Schoenherr Slovenia is an excellent legal team, they provide to the point advice. The team is set up of extremely knowledgeable individuals, who are very capable of providing advice and representation that is fully aligned with our interests.’

‘Bojan Brežan is a very impressive lawyer. He is always two steps ahead of the situation, comes up with quick and useful solutions to all our needs, and is able to co-ordinate on large projects. His level of legal knowledge is something that truly stands out, as is his detailed understanding of the business environment. Bojan truly is one of the best legal experts in Slovenia.’

‘Marko Frantar and Borče Malijanski are an outstanding team with excellent legal knowledge in all legal matters and affairs. They have a wide diversity of legal and economic knowledge. They respond perfectly and very timely to our needs.’

‘In practice, most law firms focus on one or two practice areas, in which their lawyers are especially experienced and successful. But Schoenherr Slovenia have excellent lawyers who cover several areas, helping to solve more problems. They are also ready to brainstorm on a topic that is also underused from a legislative point of view and lacks case law, specifically Marko Frantar.’

‘I believe the difference between Schoenherr and other law firms in Ljubljana is that Schoenherr gives good pragmatic advice on complicated issues. There are very often conflicting laws in Slovenia which complicates matters. Schoenherr’s advice is always easy to understand and definitive.’

‘Peter Gorše is an excellent lawyer with the right set of skills and values that make him one of the best in his profession. He continuously exceeds my expectations and I look forward to working with him in the future.’

Key clients


AMC Capital IV

Accession Capital Partners

DZS Group

PHOENIX Pharmahandel


Provectus Capital Partners

Slovenian Sovereign Holding

Nova Ljubljanska banka





Intesa Sanpaolo


United Group

Elliott Investment Management

Renault Nissan Slovenija

Cameco Corporation

Lagardère Group

Globalization Partners



Work highlights

  • Advised Gonvarri on the acquisition of a 40% stake in H&R.
  • Advised AMC Capital IV and Accession Capital Partners on mezzanine financing and equity investment into the textile division of Fori group.
  • Advised Provectus Capital on the acquisition of multiple companies holding the operating company Digitalna Slikovna Diagnostika.


ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm provides full-service legal advice to Slovenian and international clients alike, and is praised as a ‘very accomplished team, covering all the major legal fields’. Corporate and commercial law, M&A, and financial matters are the team’s central areas of strength, alongside litigation and alternative dispute resolution capabilities. Nataša Pipan Nahtigal heads the firm’s M&A and antitrust & competition departments, and is lauded as ‘superb, experienced and very hard working‘. Nina Šelih is a specialist in corporate and commercial matters, while the ‘highly skilled, very professional and capable‘ banking and finance team is headed by Mia Kalaš, who also works alongside Špela Remec on complex M&A deals. Jera Majzelj is noted for her experience in banking acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Nina Šelih; Nataša Pipan Nahtigal

Other key lawyers:

Mia Kalaš; Jera Majzelj; Blaž Ogorevc; Špela Remec; Alen Savić; Barbara Hočevar


‘Members of the team are very invested in the transaction and care about providing the best experience for their clients.’

‘Mia Kalaš is a fantastic lawyer, presenting a broad understanding of the business surroundings of banking & finance transactions on Slovenian market. She always provides reliable, solution-driven legal advice which is greatly valued by her clients.’

‘For M&A projects I would mention Blaž Ogorevec, who stands out by his passion, professionalism, and most of all also his ability to understand the underlying business mechanics of the deal.’

‘Nina Šelih is a fantastic senior lawyer. Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is superb, experienced, and very hard working. She really wants to get to the bottom of things, and understand clients’ needs, not just saying it, but really doing it. Mia Kalaš is a very experienced, yet friendly, and very solutions-oriented lawyer. Barbara Hočevar is nice, approachable, and smart. Špela Remec is hard working and nice.’

‘Their Banking & Finance team, led by Mia Kalaš, is highly skilled, very professional, and capable.’

‘Mia Kalaš is a very capable lawyer, who understands the market and needs of the clients she represents. She is very easy to work with, meets the deadlines, and delivers the work of very high quality. ’

‘The practice covers all aspects of corporate law very well. The company is very adaptive to changes and different situations. I would recommend to potential clients to use the company because they are very professional, fast in their replies, and they are very good in explaining of corporate law to non-professionals.’

‘The office has a very accomplished team, covering all the major legal fields. If the matters overlap, they are able to see and control the whole picture. They tend to offer guidance and support instead of just following the client’s instructions.’

Key clients

Shell Adria

OTP Bank

Nippon Express

Mehler Vario



Johnson & Johnson


McDonald’s Corporation



The Walt Disney Company

Adient plc

China Railway Group Limited

Mytilineos S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted OTP Bank on its acquisition of Nova KBM, which is one of the largest transactions in Slovenia in the past years, reportedly worth around EUR one billion.
  • Acted as the Slovenian legal counsel to Japanese global logistics services company Nippon Express in its acquisition of Cargo Partner.
  • Assisted Shell in obtaining merger control approval for its acquisition of 39 service stations in Slovenia from MOL and OMV Slovenija.

Wolf Theiss

Boasting a ‘presence in Central and Eastern Europe‘, commercial law and banking and finance matters are areas of expertise of Wolf Theiss, which often advises international banking clients on a breadth of matters from public takeovers, private equity and venture capital transactions. Markus Bruckmüller, ‘an outstanding lawyer’ qualified across Austria and Slovenia, heads the team. Klemen Radosavljević regularly advises clients on Slovenian regulatory matters; design attorney Klara Miletič has notable experience in the life sciences sector and is an expert in trade marks; and Teja Balažic Jerovšek is lauded as ‘standout’ in employment matters. Counsel Petra Jermol focuses on real estate and corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Markus Bruckmüller; Klemen Radosavljević; Klara Miletič; Teja Balažic Jerovšek

Other key lawyers:

Petra Jermol; Larisa Primožič; Tjaša Lahovnik; Žiga Dolhar


‘The team demonstrated great cooperation and speed in handling a delicate negotiation with the other party, balancing the needs of the client and getting the desired result quickly.’

‘Žiga Dolhar and Larisa Primožič handled the assignment with diligence, speed and competence, demonstrating considerable expertise in mediating between the parties’ interests, achieving the desired result incredibly quickly, with even a regard for the costs to be incurred.’

‘The Slovenian office of Wolf Theiss has an excellent reputation for corporate transactions.’

‘Markus Bruckmüller is an outstanding lawyer with many years of experience, who is also responsive and pragmatic. He and his team have been in the lead for the drafting and the negotiation of the transaction documentation. Mr. Bruckmüller has a hands-on approach, he is always available, and reliable.’

‘An exceptional team, demonstrating professionalism, speed, efficiency, and a remarkable ability to remain composed even in moments of panic, consistently leads the matter to a successful conclusion swiftly and calmly.’

‘Tjaša Lahovnik is extremely fast, full of ideas and solutions, determined, and creative.’

‘A very good presence across Central and Eastern Europe, with a high level of professional service and legal expertise.’

‘Markus Bruckmüller is a great all-round collaborator and negotiator who has a practical but extremely fine-tuned knowledge of the legal matters at hand. Teja Balažic Jerovšek was standout in a number of matters affecting employment laws and contracts. ’

Key clients

Apollo Global Management LLC

Nova KBM d.d.

Biser Bidco

Barclays Bank PLC

BNP Paribas

Bank of America

SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH

Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF)

HPS Investment Partners LLC

MERKUR trgovina, d.o.o.

Banka Sparkasse d.d.

Erste Group Bank AG

ECBF Management (European Circular Bioeconomy Fund)

Demeter Investment Managers

Partners Group

Emil Frey

Work highlights

  • Advised Apollo/Biser on the sale of Nova KBM, Slovenia’s second largest bank, to OTP of Hungary.
  • Advised Nova KBM d.d. regarding their international issuance of EUR 400 million senior preferred notes due 2026 listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Euro MTF market.
  • Advised European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) and Demeter Investment Managers on EUR 8.5 million Series B investment in the Slovenian sustainable agriculture technology company, EFOS.


Home to ‘absolute specialists in their field’, CMS is lauded as a ‘beacon in the industry’. The practice boasts a range of expertise in tax, dispute resolution, banking and finance, and real estate, and areas of recent growth for the practice include competition and IP law. The team is headed by real estate expert Dunja Jandl; banking and finance head Maja ŽgajnarSaša Sodja, who specialises in technology matters; employment-focused Amela Žrt; and Ivan Kranjec, who leads on tax law for the firm. Associate Maja Šipek is ‘a fantastic leader’, and is recommended for her ‘exceptional knowledge, dedication, and professionalism.’ 

Practice head(s):

Dunja Jandl; Maja Žgajnar; Saša Sodja; Amela Žrt; Ivan Kranjec

Other key lawyers:

Irena Šik Bukovnik; Maja Šipek; Gašper Hajdu


‘Maja Šipek is very wise and can quickly adapt to every legal problem. She can explain difficult legal problems in a way that is easy to understand. She has been a fantastic leader and I was really happy to work with people such as her.’

‘Gašper Hajdu is very sophisticated about corporate law.’

‘Absolutely every lawyer we dealt with was an absolute specialist in their field and were able to answer every question to our complete satisfaction, there were no vague answers that could have been misunderstood as with other law firms.’

‘We have worked a lot with Maja Žgajnar. Professionalism, knowledge, understanding of business, seeking for solutions are strengths that Maja has.’

‘Amela Žrt’s responsiveness, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge base was very helpful in completing our transaction from the employment perspective. When handling major transactions, it is imperative for lawyers on both sides to diligently advocate for their clients’ needs and interests, all while keeping the common goal in mind – completing the transaction.’

‘Maja Šipek has always shown exceptional knowledge, dedication, and professionalism. Her attention to detail, grasp of different practice areas, quick thinking, and hard work put her above the field and improve client outcomes.’

‘The CMS team stands as a beacon in the industry, harmoniously merging professionalism with a human touch. This unique blend not only fosters genuine connections with clients but also offers tailored solutions that resonate deeply with their needs. Their competitive edge lies in their international reach, providing seamless assistance across borders, and offering insights into the evolving dynamics of each specific market.’

‘I had a very positive experience with Maja Šipek. She quickly understands the problems and efficiently gets on top of the issues. Her excellent legal knowledge enables her to objectively evaluate the situations and think strategically, so we always knew what to expect. I was amazed at how dedicated and passionate she is about the work she does.’

Key clients

Apcom d.o.o.

ArisGlobal LLC

Best in Parking AG

DHL Ekspress (Slovenija) d.o.o.


Geseur Hotels, SL (Hotusa Group)

QUADRO, poslovanje z nepremičininami, d.o.o.

SID Bank (SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana)

AIPA, k.o.

B2 Holding ASA

Barcelo Gestion Hotelera, SL (Barceló Group)

CBE, družba za gradnjo in inženiring, d.o.o.

Comcast (NBCUniversal, Sky)


CTP Ljubljana d.o.o.

Dragon Maritime, dejavnost holdingov, d.o.o.


Efficiency Solutions II SV S.à r.l.

Efos d.o.o.


EOS INVEST SI, upravljanje naložb d.o.o.

EOS KSI, Upravljanje terjatev d.o.o.

Express Global d.o.o.

Groupe B&B Hôtels

JMS adriatic d.o.o.

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

Oaktree Capital Management

Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR) (Fraser Group)

Susi Partners AG

trivium Projektbetreuung GmbH – trivium Šiška Tivoli k.d.

Valji d.o.o.

WDC Rožna dolina d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised ArisGlobal on the acquisition of Amplexor Life Sciences.
  • Advised Mutares, a German-based private equity holding company in their acquisition of Cimos d.d., a leading Slovenian group renowned for manufacturing car engine parts in Europe.
  • Advised SID Bank (SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana) on its successful issuance of a EUR 140 million senior unsecured fixed-rate bond.

Ketler & Partners member of Karanovic

Ketler & Partners member of Karanovic pairs its full-service offering with standout M&A and restructuring experience, carrying out large, complex transactions alongside day-to-day advisory work for its clients within Slovenia and internationally. Areas of expertise include joint ventures, management buyouts, takeover bids, privatisations and share sales. ‘Outstanding lawyerMarko Ketler leads the team, bringing longstanding corporate experience to cross-border M&A deals and is recommended for his ‘commercial approach to transactions‘. Banking and finance matters are led by Igor Angelovski, while Minu Anamaria Gvardjančič heads the employment and dispute resolution practice.

Practice head(s):

Marko Ketler

Other key lawyers:

Igor Angelovski; Vesna Ložak Polanec; Nina Krajnc; Ajda Kuhar; Maja Kreča; Minu Anamaria Gvardjančič


‘Excellent leadership from Marko Ketler, and a commercial approach to transactions.’

‘Marko Ketler is an outstanding lawyer who cares deeply about his client’s success.’

Key clients

HPS Investment Partners (UK) LLP

Version 1 Solutions Limited

W.A.G. payment solutions, |a.s.

Volution Group

Axel Johnson


Work highlights

  • Advised HPS Investment Partners as the seller in the sale process of Merkur Trgovina d.o.o.
  • Advised Version 1 Solutions Limited in relation to the acquisition of Qubix Group, a company headquartered in UK, which specializes in Oracle technology.

Law Firm Senica & Partners, Ltd

The full-service firm Law Firm Senica & Partners, Ltd ‘operates on a very international level and standard’, supporting clients both domestically and globally in work ranging from corporate and commercial matters to employment, immigration, and tax law. The team has particular strength in providing strategic guidance alongside business legal services to established businesses and startups alike. Fintech, cybersecurity, and data protection work continue to be an area of growth for the team, including providing tax support to crypto projects. Managing partners Miro Senica and Katarina Kresal specialise in transaction consultancy and dispute resolution respectively. Uroš Cop is recommended for his constitutional law expertise, Aleš Lunder handles corporate and commercial matters, Maja Šubic ‘s key strengths lies in antitrust, while Katarina Mervič heads the criminal proceedings team.


Practice head(s):

Miro Senica; Katarina Kresal

Other key lawyers:

Uroš Čop; Aleš Lunder; Petra Plevnik; Janja Ovsenik; Žiga Sternad; Maja Šubic; Katarina Mervič


‘While based in Slovenia, they operate on a very international level and standard. They are extremely responsive and provide excellent coordination across all their teams. Their managing partner, Katarina Kresal, is an outstanding leader and lawyer with remarkable business acumen.’

‘All their attorneys, but primarily Miro Senica, Katarina Kresal, Katarina Mervič and Maja Šubic are extremely responsive, organized, and user-friendly.’

‘Maja Šubic is extremely hard working with a very professional approach.’

‘A very experienced team that handles all Slovenian law aspects of international M&A transactions in a very efficient and swift manner.’

‘Aleš Lunder is able to explain Slovenian law concepts in international M&A transactions with a Slovenian nexus to international clients very well. He is very experienced, hands-on, and always available. We have worked with Aleš Lunder on various occasions and he has always been of great help.’

‘Individuals from their field of work demonstrate personal commitment and expertise in solving legal issues. They take enough time to prepare and carry out the work. I would especially like to point out Maja Šubic and Uroš Čop.’

‘A local firm with the ability to cover global international deals on a top level. Business oriented and looking always for solutions in transactions.’

‘Miro Senica and Katarina Kresal have in-depth legal expertise, and are some of the best respected and connected people in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Republic of North Macedonia. This is a unique added value in comparison to other law firms, which facilitates the successful execution of complex domestic and cross border transactions and litigation.’

Key clients

HEBA investicije d.o.o.

RAI investicije d.o.o.

Arnold & Porter (for the group of lenders)



High-Tech Gründerfonds Iv GmbH & Co. KG, Ist Cube (Euveca) GmbH & Co KG, Occident Ventures GmbH

Kapitalija d.o.o., Divida d.o.o., Invest AB d.o.o.


AIPA, k.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Arnold & Porter, a consortium of lenders on claims of over EUR 3.3 billion against Cineworld Group PLC and 104 affiliated debtors, the world’s second-largest cinema chain.
  • Represented Casazela Rapid Ltd in acquiring a 100% stake in UniCredit Leasing, d.o.o. from UniCredit Banka Slovenija d.d.
  • Advised on the development of a shopping centre with 3 stores and 21 luxury apartments in Bovec, Slovenia.

Fabiani, Petrovic, Jeraj, Rejc attorneys -at-law Ltd.

Fabiani, Petrovic, Jeraj, Rejc attorneys -at-law Ltd. ‘excels with its innovative approach’ to both advisory and transactional work. The ‘great team with diverse skills’ is particularly knowledgeable of energy projects, M&A transactions, and real estate projects. Luka Fabiani co-heads the team with corporate and M&A specialist Tomaž Petrovič, Jernej Jeraj who praised for his ‘broad knowledge in many areas’, head of energy, real estate, and construction Boštjan Rejc, and Klavdija Kek, whose experience includes civil and commercial matters.


Practice head(s):

Tomaž Petrovič; Jernej Jeraj; Boštjan Rejc; Luka Fabiani; Klavdija Kek


‘A great team, with excellent lawyers who have diverse skills and approaches.’

‘Jernej Jeraj is not only an excellent lawyer, but also a great professional with broad knowledge in many areas. Jernej is proactive, solution-oriented, and highly experienced when it comes to complex matters.’

‘Bostjan Rejc is really knowledgeable of the legal aspects connected to the energy (e.g. electricity) necessary to understand businesses.’

Key clients

Avant car

Goodyear Slovenija

Alpe-Panon d.o.o. (McDonald’s DL)

OC IMP Klima

A1 Slovenia

TÜV Austria


HSE Group

Sartorius BIA Separations


Carl Zeiss

Best in Parking

Huter Invest


Veolia Industries

Skupina prva, zavarovalniški holding

Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH)

Work highlights

  • Acted as a lead advisor to the sellers of Pipistrel Group, who have sold the majority part of the Pipistrel group to Textron, a strategic investor from the US, for EUR 218 million.
  • Advising Alpe-Panon (McDonald’s DL) on the expansion of its business in Slovenia.
  • Advising Goodyear on its investment into a new warehouse and expansion of its production site in Slovenia.

Kirm Perpar

Professionalism, experience, out-of-box thinking’ characterise Kirm Perpar, the full-service commercial firm covering daily corporate affairs, corporate governance, compliance, M&A, restructurings, and privatisations. The team’s diverse client base includes large international corporates alongside financial bodies. ‘Natural leader’ Andrej Kirm is lauded for his M&A expertise, Matej Perpar is ‘an experienced deal lawyer‘, and has notable experience in the energy sector. Jan Gorjup is a key port of call for banking and finance clients, and is often engaged in corporate and M&A work.


Practice head(s):

Andrej Kirm; Matej Perpar; Jan Gorjup


‘The team’s skillset is very well-rounded and the seniority rankings within each workstream (M&A, dispute resolution, etc.) are well distributed to give the client the maximum price / performance result.’

‘Jan Gorjup is an excellent lawyer with an amazing ability to condense complex legal problems into an easy-to-understand format for clients with the add on benefit of being able to present distinct and simple solutions.’

‘Matej Perpar is an experienced deal lawyer with the empathy and understanding of each party’s position, wishes and goals in a M&A project, and is thus able to make negotiations a non-adversarial process, which make it more enjoyable and gives it a higher probability of success.’

Key clients


Vzajemna d.v.z.

EZ-5 Energy SH.P.K.

Egytec Energy d.o.o.

Renishaw d.o.o.


Culligan Deutschland GmbH

Avtoservis d.o.o.



KKCG Group / Liberty Two Methanol

Real Security





Mercedes-Benz AG (local subsidiary Starkom)

B&B Hotels Ljubljana

Servier Pharma

DHL Global Forwarding



E.ON Ljubljana d.o.o.

The Walt Disney Company

Pernod Ricard d.o.o.

Makita d.o.o.


Addtech Nordic AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Vzajemna d.v.z., a leading Slovenian provider of supplementary health insurance, in various legal proceeding centered on challenging the Slovenian state’s regulations concerning supplementary health insurance.
  • Acted as key advisers and legal representatives for the seller in the sales process concerning Vasco, a preeminent IT provider specializing in accounting software.
  • Advised E.ON Ljubljana and its shareholder E.ON Hrvatska in the sales process of the local entity to the strategic buyer.

Law Firm Sibincic Novak & Partners

Law Firm Sibinčič Novak & Partners advises a range of domestic and international clients on corporate matters, M&A transactions, capital markets, and restructuring. Notably, cross-border matters are a key strength of the team, particularly those regarding taxation. Jan Sibinčič oversees both the corporate and corporate tax teams, with Matic Novak, the head of M&A.

Practice head(s):

Jan Sibinčič; Matic Novak

Other key lawyers:

Nina Čuden; Dinar Rahmatullin; Anja Škof; Janja Končan

Key clients

Elektroncek Group

Httpool Holdings



Vybros NV

TV2 Media

Planet TV

Intersport ISI

Styria Digital Marketplaces GmbH


Transport Finec

Gabrijel Holding


Work highlights

  • Advised Greenchem on the acquisition of a leading AdBlue producer in Slovenia.
  • Advised Alterna Intertrade on the sales process of Alterna Distribucija, a leading computer hardware distributor in Slovenia.
  • Advising Vybros Invest NV on acquiring Transpak.

Zdolsek Attorneys at law

The ‘skilled and reliable‘ practice Zdolsek Attorneys at law often handles high-profile corporate and commercial matters, with notable strength in crisis management in high-risk situations. The practice’s broad client roster include financial institutions, telecoms providers, energy and pharmaceutical companies, retailers, and media companies. Managing partner Stojan Zdolšek ‘has a great sense of legal and strategic needs’, focusing his practice on commercial litigation and white-collar defence. Katja Zdolšek specialises in M&A, antitrust and state aid matters, while Barbara Kozlevčar Kuhar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Stojan Zdolšek

Other key lawyers:

Katja Zdolšek; Barbara Kozlevčar Kuhar


‘Stojan Zdolšek handles the pressure well, and recognises different opinions. Barbara Kozlevčar Kuhar is very responsive, proactive, and has good attention to detail.’

‘The team is compact but very skilled and reliable. They have excellent lawyers in different practice areas who complement each other’s expertise very well. Their strength is comparable to the largest of firms due to their great internal cooperation and complementary expertise.’

‘Stojan Zdolšek is an experienced lawyer who has the skills and knowledge to offer great solutions for many significant concerns we experienced. It is always a pleasure collaborating with him and he has a great sense for legal and strategic needs.’

‘The team at Zdolsek is highly qualified and provides succinct and relevant advice. In comparison to other firms they are not afraid to tackle the most difficult cases and take a stance on them.’

‘We’ve worked extensively with Katja Zdolšek and were extremely satisfied with her work. Katja’s expertise in the legal aspects of M&A proved invaluable on a number of transactions, especially since she does not look at issues only through legal lenses but understands also the financial and strategic ramifications, which is a rare and highly appreciated quality.’

‘Katja Zdolsek made the seemingly impossible happen.’

‘Both Stojan Zdolšek and Katja Zdolšek are excellent lawyers: in addition to their legal expertise they are both highly efficient problem solvers: they understand business framework very well and are therefore able to find the best and most innovative legal solutions for their clients.’

‘Strong knowledge and vast experience, they are resourceful team of lawyers with different backgrounds. The law firm has an excellent reputation and established local network, they are very reliable and always available for their clients.’

Work highlights

  • Represented a private pharmacy operator before the European Court of Justice against the Republic of Slovenia and the European Commission.
  • Represented Gen-I and GEN EL in a high-profile corporate dispute between two shareholders, the Republic of Slovenia and an investment firm, who have failed to agree on appointment of a new management board in the company.
  • Represented Telekom Slovenije d.d. against the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency before the Administrative Court in a dispute concerning the Agency’s decision on alleged abuse of dominance on several telecoms markets.

Brezavšcek Žgavec

With a ‘good combination of local knowledge and international experience’, Brezavšcek Žgavec is noted for its financial and corporate, real estate, and environmental law expertise. Andrej Brezavšček is lauded as a ‘unique attorney’ who specialises in corporate advisory and dispute resolution matters, while Simon Žgavec is also highlighted as another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Andrej Brezavšček; Simon Žgavec


‘High responsiveness, professionalism, commitment, quick and useful answers, and excellent documentation ’

‘A personal approach, with a good combination of local knowledge and international experience.’

‘I have worked with Simon Žgavec. He has been a valuable resource in determining the strategy for the legal structure and navigating the legal landscape when raising money and doing business in the region.’

Key clients

Interzero (previously Interseroh)


Slovenian Football Association

Aratus Capital Ltd

OMEGA Business Consultants Ltd

FON – Fakultet Organizicionalnih Nauka, Serbia (Faculty of organizational Sciences)

ADASTRA Assets Ltd


Informatika Ltd

Arnoldvuga Ltd

Inclined Labs

ReConsult & Partners Ltd

Immorescue Ltd

K2PAK Ltd (Slovenia) and K2ART Ltd

K2 Immobiliare Ltd

Aratus Limited

Prolah Ltd

Madwise Ltd


Work highlights

  • Representing Interzero d.o.o. on challenging the new Environmental Protection Act (Zakon o varstvu okolja, “ZVO-2”) before the Slovenian Constitutional Court.
  • Advising the company TERMIT d.d. in obtaining a mining permit.
  • Advised the Slovenian Football Association in a joint venture to partner with sports clothes, shoes, and accessories retailer 11Teamsports.

Odvetniška pisarna Deloitte Legal Reff - podružnica v Sloveniji

With a broad tax, consulting, and financial advisory offering, the ‘very professional’ team at Odvetniška pisarna Deloitte Legal Reff - podružnica v Sloveniji is knowledgeable of corporate, M&A, employment, IP, insolvency and data protection matters. Team head Uroš Rožič specialises in tax, and is notably experienced in the public sector.

Practice head(s):

Uroš Rožič


‘Deloitte gave us full support in our financial, tax, and labour matters.’

‘We have had a very rewarding professional experience with Deloitte. The entire Deloitte team demonstrated high preparation to tackle projects. They made us feel very well-supported, especially in the critical moments.’

‘The team in Slovenia is very competent and pro-active in different areas, notably finance. A very professional team.’

Key clients

Angloxell Valores Y Participaciones Sociedad Limitada

Stolt Tank Containers B.V.


Porton Pharma Solutions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Stolt Tank Containers B.V. on entering the Slovenian market.
  • Advised Angloxell Valores Y Participaciones Sociedad Limitada on the acquisition of the Slovenian company Lek Veterina d.o.o.
  • Advised Porton China, a renowned pharmaceutical manufacturing company, on entering the Slovenian market.

Jerovšek Malis Law Firm

Jerovšek Malis Law Firm enjoys a strong presence across a range of sectors, including transport, health, IT, sports, real estate, and pharmaceuticals. With substantial expertise across corporate, M&A, IP and dispute resolution Rok Jerovšek and Peter Malis oversee the team, Jerovšek is experienced in TV rights litigation for both broadcasters and telecommunications providers. Malis’ practice spans the full gamut of corporate and commercial matters, alongside real estate transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Rok Jerovšek; Peter Malis

Work highlights

  • Advised the seller in the international sales process for the sale of 100% of equity (business shares) in ALPINA d.d.

Law Firm Fatur Menard

With a regional network, the ‘exceptional teamLaw Firm Fatur Menard is particularly proficient in competition law, international law, investment funds, and M&A deals. Asset management is a particular strength of senior partner Andrej Fatur, while managing partner Maja Menard specialises in corporate governance matters. Lovro Jurgec joined the team in January 2023, and is noted for his expertise in regulated financial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Andrej Fatur; Maja Menard

Other key lawyers:

Martin Carni; Helena Belina Djalil; Lovro Jurge; Lea Vatovec Miklavčič


‘Maja Menard and Martin Carni are extraordinary lawyers who find the solutions that are needed for the clients, especially when a solution should be made fast and efficient.’

‘Helena Belina Djalil is an exceptional competition and antitrust attorney, who has been consulting us on antitrust matters, mostly regarding merger clearance and the competition aspects of commercial agreements the firms in our group conclude. She is exceptionally prudent, precise, and effective.

‘Maja Menard is a top legal expert in various fields – notably corporate law, banking law, capital markets, competition law. Her knowledge of EU legislation is indispensable and useful. She can do legal work that would otherwise require several lawyers. Maja Menard can be trusted with complex banking transactions, asset finance, multinational lending, and debt restructuring.’

Key clients



Svetlik Family

Adventura Investments

Equinox d.d.

Generali Investments and its subsidiary investment funds

BLOQ.IT (Bloqstrx, Lda)

Europacific group (EP Holding etc.)

SAMSIC group

Avtohiša MALGAJ d.o.o.

Trigal group

Astellas Pharma

Styria Media SI

Radeče Papir Nova

Rune Enia


Work highlights

  • Advised the Svetlik Family on its 70 million EUR exit from H&R (the Hidria group) and the formation of their family offices in Ljubljana and Luxembourg.
  • Advised Trigal RE Fund on its acquisition of the Situla commercial building in Ljubljana from Centauro Holdings.
  • Advised Advetnura Investment on one of the biggest licensed private equity alternative investment funds in the country.

MP Law

Boutique business law firm MP Law is based in both Slovenia and Austria, and is well-equipped to advise clients on real estate, restructuring, and succession planning. Additionally, the practice boasts a strong presence the telecommunications, biotechnology, financial services, tourism and retail sectors. Founding partner Marko Prušnik heads the team, he is dual qualified across Austria and Slovenia, and has extensive corporate M&A experience.


Practice head(s):

Marko Prušnik

Other key lawyers:

Gaber Kontelj


‘It is the international network of MP Law that makes them very special.’

‘MP Law uses the resources of highly specialized lawyers for problem solving. This enables them to give quick, concise, and cost efficient advice.’

‘Partner Marko Prusnik is an incredible legal expert, who has a keen eye for legally relevant details. He is very creative in his solutions, calm, and confident.’

Key clients

Dravske elektrarne Maribor/HSE

Grawe zavarovalnica / Grawe nepremičnine



Valamar Group

Telekom Slovenije d.d.

Hirsch Maschinenbau GmbH

BKS Bank

Novomatic / Admiral / Greentube

APEX Group

Work highlights

  • Advised DEM on the acquisition of electricity procurement rights (EPR) from Golica/Koralpe in Austria.
  • Advised Greentube on the acquisition of 80% of the shares in Ineor d.o.o.
  • Advised Valamar on the acquisitions of Hotels Marietta and Kesselspitze in Obertauern.

Law Firm Neffat and partners

The ‘highly competent, and adaptable’ team Law Firm Neffat and partners stands out for its experience in environmental law, an area in which founder and managing partner Domen Neffat specialises in, notably waste management law matters. Njives Prelog Neffat joined the team in March 2023, bringing particular procurement and projects expertise. Additional areas of strength for the team include corporate matters, litigation, data protection, construction law, and employment.


Practice head(s):

Domen Neffat; Njives Prelog Neffat


‘They helped us in making decisions regarding our business.’

‘We work very well with the law firm NEFFAT. We are satisfied with all their colleagues.’

‘Everyone we worked with was professional, polite, available, and engaged.’

‘An extremely responsive team of lawyers who try to answer questions or dilemmas efficiently (they are able to present points of view that the client has overlooked).’

‘Njives Neffat Prelog is an outstanding expert in public procurement law. Her knowledge of the theory and practice of the subject is invaluable. She can translate legal language into practical examples in a meaningful way.’

‘Domen Neffat is an expert in environmental law.’

‘Highly competent, and adaptable.’

Key clients

Salonit Anhovo d.d.

Hidroelektrarne na spodnji Savi d.o.o. (Hydro Power Plant on the Low Sava River, HESS d.o.o.)

RIKO d.o.o.

Komunalno podjetje Ptuj d.d. (Communal Company Ptuj)

Saubermacher Slovenija d.o.o.

Premogovnik Velenje d.o.o. (Velenje Coal Mine)

Neuhaus Nepremičnine d.o.o. (Neuhaus Real Estate)

Iskra d.o.o.

ECE d.o.o.

Gozd Ljubljana d.o.o.

Healthcare Centre Koper (Capodistria)

Work highlights

  • Representing Hydro-Power Plant on lower Sava river in a administrative dispute.
  • Representing RIKO against the Government in its claim for additional payment for the construction of the Slovenian Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai.
  • Representing CGP d.d. and Iskra d.o.o. before the Administrative Court in a claim against the National review Commission seeking an annulment of its decision in a procurement revision process.


Venture capital and technology sector matters form the cornerstone of the practice at Nlaw, which expanded its existing Ljubljana and Zagreb offering to new offices in London and Palo Alto in 2023. M&A transactional work for private equity clients is also an area of growth for the team, which is co-headed by founder and managing partner Nejc Novak and head of commercial practice Ambrož Arko. Novak is particularly sought after for cross-border CEE region matters, while Arko, who was appointed as equity partner in 2022, leads corporate transactions for the team.


Practice head(s):

Nejc Novak; Ambrož Arko

Other key lawyers:

Urška Cujnik

Key clients

Adria Mobil

Silicon Gardens Fund









Origin Trail


Formidable Meats

ALFI Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised Silicon Gardens Fund on establishing their 40 mil EUR alternative investment fund.
  • Advised Alfi Real Estate fund on three property acquisitions for 30 mil EUR.
  • Advised Bunnyway on their corporate reorganisation.

Odvetniška družba Lukman o.p., d.o.o.

Praised for its ‘remarkable proficiency’, Odvetniška družba Lukman o.p., d.o.o. advises a broad range of clients across Slovenia on M&A deals, employment issues, dispute resolution, and corporate law. Praised for his ‘exceptional grasp of both Slovene and EU legislation’, Tomaž Lukman has notable expertise in private equity and corporate matters, including those with cross border elements. Sanda Južnik is ‘exceptional and forthright’, and is particularly experienced working with the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency.

Practice head(s):

Tomaž Lukman; Sanda Južnik


‘Tomaž Lukman is esteemed for his astute discernment and meticulous attention, whereas Sanda Južnik epitomizes outstanding professionalism and adeptly manages the comprehensive legal needs of our group.’

‘Tomaž Lukman goes the extra mile, has strong business understanding and I can recommend him for a wide range of legal support. Sanda Južnik delivers clear advice with a quick judgement of the essence and with attention to detail.’

‘Tomaž Lukman consistently exceeds expectations and possesses a deep comprehension of business nuances. Sanda Južnik provides insightful guidance, swiftly grasps the core issues, and demonstrates meticulousness in her work.’

‘The team exhibits remarkable proficiency. They maintain a keen focus and boast extensive experience, showcasing an adaptive and inventive methodology. Their acumen in understanding the commercial intricacies of transactions is commendable, consistently guiding clients towards optimal business solutions.’

‘An agile team with the ability to adapt to specific clients’ situations. Their materials and documents are always on an excellent level and they are always prepared to explain any possible questions in details and in a simple way.’

‘Tomaž Lukman showcases immense motivation to deliver customized legal counsel, demonstrating proactivity and efficiency, coupled with comprehensive legal acumen. We were pleased to leverage his swift and profound understanding of business in our commercial and M&A dealings. Sanda Južnik is exceptional and forthright, and delivers a high level of service. We entrust them with our most intricate and strategically significant cases.’

‘Tomaž Lukman maintains a strong emphasis on execution and continually ensures that the legal services provided are integrated into our daily business operations. He stands out for his swift responses, pragmatic outlook, and proactive nature. Sanda Južnik continually supplies us with premier legal services and exhibits meticulous attention to the details of each case. She is known for her pragmatic and forward-thinking approach.’

‘Tomaž Lukman possesses an exceptional grasp of both Slovene and EU legislation concerning venture funds. His comprehensive knowledge is a valuable asset for navigating the legal intricacies in this domain.’

Key clients

ALFI PE d.o.o., specialised investment fund, k.d.

Kolektor Construction d.o.o.

Kolektor Koling d.o.o.

ELES d.o.o.

BTC d.d.

BEMIT d.o.o.






EMA d.o.o.

TRIMO d.o.o.


Merit HP d.o.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised ELES d.o.o, on establishing a regional energy exchange in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
  • Advising the fund founders and management team on the incorporation of a specialised investment fund.
  • Advising ALFI RE on the acquisition of business share in the company QUADRO d.o.o.

Odvetniška pisarna Zagorc & partnerji d.o.o./Law firm Zagorc & partners Ltd

Odvetniška pisarna Zagorc & partnerji d.o.o./Law firm Zagorc & partners Ltdis an efficient team‘, made up of experts across corporate and commercial, real estate, M&A, and sports law. The practice boasts a broad domestic and international roster, featuring public and private, energy, construction, and banking clients. The team is co-headed by Benjamin Zagorc, Polona Božičko who particularly recommended for sports law matters, and Jana Klemenčič.

Practice head(s):

Benjamin Zagorc; Polona Bozicko; Jana Klemencic


‘An efficient team.’

‘Expertise in non-standard cases and cooperation with other law firms as needed.’

‘Experience and knowledge on the subject we deal with.’

Key clients

KD Group d.d.

Šumijev Kvart d.o.o.

ETA Kamnik d.o.o.

ELES d.o.o.

CPLJ investicije d.o.o.

Ljubljanska Banka d.d.

I-VENT d.o.o.

Poslovni sistem Mercator d.o.o.

ABM d.o.o.

Ski Association of Slovenia

Succession Fun of the Republic of Slovenia

MPG Plus d.o.o.

Competo d.o.o.

C & G d.o.o. Ljubljana

Work highlights

  • Advised Mr. Kuster on the sale of business share in I-VENT d.o.o. to Volution Group for EUR 40 million.
  • Advising KD Group d.d. and ŠUMIJEV KVART d.o.o. on the construction, financing, establishing of condominium, selling, and post-selling activities of the Šumi Building.
  • Advised ELES d.o.o. on obtaining EBRD revolving working capital facility of up to EUR 25 million.