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Jadek & Pensa¬†provides 'the highest quality legal advice in Slovenia', according to one client, with its key areas of focus including corporate and M&A, restructuring and capital markets. In 2018, senior partner¬†Pavle Pensa,¬†AndraŇĺ Jadek¬†and recently-promoted partner¬†Janja Zaplotnik¬†were among the advisers to¬†a major Slovenian manufacturer in its¬†multimillion-euro privatisation. Also notable is that Pensa and others are advising Slovenian Railways on the ‚ā¨300m Ljubljana railway station development project. OŇĺbej Merc¬†and senior associate¬†Nastja Merlak¬†assisted one of the bidders with its¬†‚ā¨20m bid for Abanka's non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio. Senior partner¬†Sreńćko Jadek¬†is another key contact.¬†Simon Gabrijelńćińć and¬†Jasna Car Kranjc departed to become sole practitioners.¬†Anja Strojin ҆tampar¬†joined the team in April 2018 from the Slovenian Sovereign Holding. Senior associate¬†Gregor Golob¬†was hired from Bank Asset Management Company.¬†Jure Levovnik¬†and¬†Aleksandra Jemc Merc¬†are also names to note.

The 'goal-oriented, dedicated and highly motivated' team at¬†Law Firm Kavńćińć, Brańćun & Partners, o.p, d.o.o.¬†excels in 'complex challenges'.¬†The firm is active in corporate and M&A, banking and finance, competition, real estate and dispute resolution. Matej Kavńćińć, LL.M.,¬†Aleksandra Mitińá, LL.M.¬†and others are assisting Geoplin with implementing competition commitments that were imposed on it by the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (SCPA) in November 2017 over the client's alleged abuse of a dominant position in the natural gas market. Elsewhere, Kavńćińć and Mitińá acted for certain shareholders of Protej on the¬†multimillion-euro sale of Protej to Trigano.¬†Simon Brańćun, LL.M.¬†and¬†Kavńćińć are 'reliable, responsive¬†and¬†highly professional'. ҆pela Juratovec, LL.M. made senior associate in October 2018.

ODI Law Firm's¬†'open-minded and professional' team are 'proactive' and 'always think¬†outside the box'. Areas of expertise include corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, banking and finance and dispute resolution. Managing partner¬†UroŇ° Ilińᬆled the team that advised SKB Bank on the¬†court-sanctioned¬†preventative restructuring procedure of the¬†‚ā¨200m¬†debt of companies belonging to DZS Group. The team also successfully represented the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola in a dispute over the write-off of shares and subordinated debt for certain Slovenian banks before the Slovenian Constitutional Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Senior associate¬†Lea Peńćek¬†is recommended for her experience of corporate and M&A, and also banking and finance matters. Other notable individuals are¬†MatjaŇĺ Jan¬†and¬†Branko Ilińá, as well as senior associates¬†Tine MiŇ°ic,¬†Suzana Bonńćina JamŇ°ek¬†and¬†Lea Vatovec.

Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners o.p., d.o.o.'s professionals¬†are¬†'technically competent' and 'able to handle heavy workloads'. Areas of expertise include corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate and competition. A group led by Grega Peljhan¬†and¬†Bojan ҆porar¬†is assisting Agrokor and its administrator with the recognition of extraordinary administration proceedings in Slovenia, the protection of Croatian companies‚Äô assets in Slovenia and an arbitration pending at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). In addition,¬†Peljhan,¬†Ň†porar and senior associate¬†Rok Kokalj¬†are advising Generali CEE Holding on its¬†‚ā¨245m acquisition of Adriatic Slovenica. The 'thoughtful, calm and¬†knowledgeable' ҆porar is 'always two steps ahead'. Also recommended are¬†Sergej Omladic, who¬†has 'excellent negotiation skills', and¬†AleŇ° Rojs.

The 'capable and responsible' group at¬†Odvetniki Selih & partnerji¬†is active across¬†corporate and M&A, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, competition, litigation and dispute resolution.¬†Mia KalaŇ°¬†led a team that advised a major Slovenian bank as lender, arranger and agent on a¬†‚ā¨100m¬†multi-purpose syndicated secured loan facility to the Interblock group. Another highlight has involved assisting¬†Coface with its acquisition of a Slovenian insurance company, a deal that involves complex state aid and reinsurance¬†considerations.¬†NataŇ°a Pipan Nahtigal¬†has¬†'seamless communication skills'. Another highly rated practitioner is¬†Jera Majzelj, who¬†produces 'excellent work'. Senior associate ҆pela Remec¬†is 'very well prepared', while¬†¬†BlaŇĺ Ogorevc¬†is 'reliable during stressful situations'.¬†Tilen Terlep departed in August 2018 to open his own practice. Majzelj made partner in May 2018.

Wolf Theiss' team focuses on corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, real estate, competition, regulatory and litigation matters. In a notable highlight, a cross-office group including¬†Markus Bruckm√ľller,¬†Klemen Radosavljevińᬆand counsel¬†Teja BalaŇĺic JerovŇ°ek¬†is acting for Hisense on its ‚ā¨293m takeover of Gorenje. Also notable is that Bruckm√ľller and others provide ongoing assistance to Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor with various banking, corporate and regulatory matters.¬†Laura ҆truc¬†has extensive experience of cross-border transactions.¬†Klara Miletiń欆is also recommended.¬†ŇĹiga Dolhar¬†made senior associate in July 2018.

The 'experienced, knowledgeable and client-focused' team at¬†CMS¬†is¬†'incredibly responsive'. It is strong in corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution, employment and competition. In 2018, a group led by¬†AleŇ° Lunder¬†assisted¬†Hefei Meiling with its multimillion-euro bid for Gorenje while, in a separate matter,¬†Maja ŇĹgajnar¬†and others advised a major European electronic retailer as borrower on a multimillion-euro debt refinancing provided by an international bank.¬†ŇĹgajnar's 'experience with loans transactions and sharp focus on delivery' places her 'above the local competition'.¬†Dunja Jandl¬†is another name to note. The firm also fields a number of first-rate senior associates, including¬†SaŇ°a Sodja,¬†Irena ҆ik Bukovnik,¬†Ivan Kranjec¬†and¬†Vesna TiŇ°ler.

Karanovic & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers¬†'reacts swiftly to client needs, offering a customised service and practical solutions'. Key areas of expertise include corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. Senior partner¬†Marko Ketler¬†and¬†Jaka Simonńćiń欆were among the advisers to Pine River Capital Management on its purchase of a multimillion-euro NPL portfolio. Another mandate involved¬†assisting Lagard√®re Group with negotiating the renewal and termination of business premises lease agreements, and also negotiate a catering agreement. 'Hard-working and reliable' senior associate Ermina Kamenńćińᬆ'guides clients to success in complex transactions'. Alexander Poels¬†is another notable individual.¬†Igor Angelovski joined the team from¬†Law Firm Kavcic, Bracun & Partners, o.p, d.o.o.¬†in January 2019.

Schoenherr Slovenia's team provides 'pragmatic advice' and 'remains calm under pressure'. Its wide-ranging practice spans areas such as corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment and real estate. It successfully acted for Sberbank of Russia in two court proceedings against Agrokor, which concerned the recognition of the latter company's extraordinary administration proceedings. In addition, a group led by managing partner Bojan BreŇĺan¬†assisted United Group with its¬†‚ā¨230m acquisition of¬†Pro Plus and Nova TV. Eva MoŇĺina¬†is noted for her 'concise and efficient' communication skills. Vid Kobe¬†is another name to note.¬†Head of corporate and M&A¬†Marko PruŇ°nik¬†departed in September 2018 to become an independent legal counsel.¬†Eva ҆kufca¬†heads up the EU and competition department, and she also leads the intellectual property practice.

Fabiani, Petrovic, Jeraj, Rejc attorneys-at-law's 'strong team' is 'diverse enough to cover all necessary practice areas'. It¬†demonstrates strong capabilities in corporate and M&A,¬†commercial law, insolvency and¬†labour matters.¬†It also¬†handles a number of mandates in the energy and real estate sectors.¬†The group is assisting¬†Moja elektrarna with its acquisition of an operator of solar power plants. Elsewhere, the implementation of the GDPR directive¬†has been a notable driver of data protection mandates.¬†The 'competent and timely'¬†Jernej Jeraj¬†is a key contact. TomaŇĺ Petroviń欆is 'reliable and experienced in M&A'. BoŇ°tjan Rejc¬†and Luka Fabiani¬†are also key figures.

Law Firm Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ltd.¬†is a 'one-stop shop', fielding¬†professionals who 'always try to find the best commercial solution'.¬†¬†Miro Senica¬†is currently¬†leading a team, which is representing T2 in groundbreaking¬†litigation against state-owned company Telekom Slovenije over the latter's alleged abuse of a dominant position in the Slovenian¬†telecoms sector. Ljuba Zupanńćińć ńĆokert¬†'always evaluates the problem from a business point of view'. UroŇ° ńĆop is 'outstanding'. Katarina Kresal¬†¬†is also a notable individual.¬†Katja ҆umah¬†made partner in June 2018. Counsel¬†Anastasiia Poels joined from PETERKA & PARTNERS¬†in January 2018.¬†¬†Mojca Muha departed to become a high court judge in March 2018.

The 'great team of experts' at¬†Law firm Sibincic KriŇĺanec¬†is 'practical and proactive'. A notable highlight involved assisting shareholders of a¬†cross-channel advertising network with the cross-jurisdictional multimillion-euro sale of a majority shareholding.¬†Jan Sibinńćiń欆'solves the most complex problems with ease' and¬†UroŇ° KriŇĺanec¬†'negotiates even the most improbable deals'. The firm has seen a number of arrivals at senior associate level from Ulńćar & partnerji LLC.

A significant restructuring of the team at¬†Ulńćar & partnerji LLC¬†has seen the firm develop a strong focus on corporate and M&A and banking and finance. Managing partner¬†MatjaŇĺ Ulńćar¬†and¬†Barbara Ulńćar¬†(who focuses on corporate and commercial law)¬†are names to note, as is banking and finance head Brigita Kraljińć. Senior associates BlaŇĺ Prinńćiń欆and Polona BoŇĺińćko¬†are also recommended.¬†Professionals who departed in late 2017 include Klemen Tińćar, who left to become a sole practitioner, and Benjamin Zagorc, who left to open his own firm.

Kirm Perpar¬†focuses on corporate (including M&A) and¬†commercial¬†work. Recent highlights include assisting¬†RSBC group with its ‚ā¨5m acquisition of a tourism facility, and advising Adidas on various¬†commercial agreements, compliance issues and internal policies.¬†Andrej Kirm¬†and Matej Perpar¬†are key contacts. Jan Gorjup¬†made partner in August 2018.

Law firm Zaman and partners Ltd. has an 'extremely high level of expertise' in insolvency law matters. Its team also advises clients on construction, banking and finance, M&A and financial restructuring. The 'innovative and dedicated' Marko Zaman is noted for his 'personal approach'.  Gregor Verbajs has 'excellent negotiation skills'.

The team at¬†Zdolsek Attorneys at law¬†is active¬†in¬†corporate and commercial, litigation, competition and state aid and white-collar crime. Its¬†notable highlights include assisting Abanka with selling a¬†‚ā¨246m¬†NPL portfolio to DDM Group, and acting for Terme ńĆateŇ嬆on a¬†financial restructuring.¬†Stojan ZdolŇ°ek¬†is a key contact.

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