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ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm
KOMENSKEGA ULICA 36
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Slovenia > Leading firms Tier 1

The lawyers at ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm ‘stand out for their professionalism, efficiency and speed in doing their work’. Under the joint leadership of Nina Selih and Nataša Pipan Nahtigal the team has particular strength in M&A work, general corporate and commercial law as well as banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring matters. It also excels in antitrust and competition law in addition to litigation and alternative dispute resolution. The vast majority of its clients are multinational companies as well as their Slovenian business operations. The group has considerable cross-border expertise too. It has a strong real estate practice that regularly advises investors and developers and it also garners praise for its work on patent infringement cases. In addition the firm regularly works with some large international law firms. Špela Remec and Miha Štravs were promoted to the partnership. ‘The lawyers work really well as a team and always want to achieve the best for their clients’.

Testimonials

‘Their advice is business oriented and straight to the point. Their availability and capability to find creative legal solutions are remarkable. In addition communication with them is easy and friendly. The team is very smart, always readily available and understands the client needs more than most other firms we cooperated with. Jera Majzelj is the person I worked with the most. She is one of the most capable, smart people I met while working in this industry. She is detail oriented and has excellent knowledge of law’.

‘ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm did an excellent job for us, delivered all relevant documentation in the required time and quality, they were very flexible at every time and point of the transaction, we appreciate their support. Blaz Ogorevc – the excellent and experienced professional with high performance during the whole transaction’.

‘Highly professional approach, outstanding technical skills, time flexibility, politeness. Spela Remec was the main contact person who provided excellent legal advice in various areas of law. We especially appreciated her organisational skills and client-friendly approach’.

‘Key- always approachable even if on vacation, able to support anytime under tight deadlines. Excellent legal advice and reliable. High professionalism. Able to provide a single point of contact.’

‘We have worked with this firm for a long time, they are the best. They understand our business logic and try to provide advice which is not only legally correct, but also makes commercial sense. I also like their accessibility. If I have an urgent situation, I can rely that they will do their best to provide advice even during the weekend or over night’.

‘We have been super satisfied with this firm for many years now. They are always our first choice. They have commercial vision, excellent knowledge, broad experience in handling complex transactions, and are very responsive, pragmatic, reliable and nice to work with’.

‘The main strengths and advantages of Šelih & partners compared to other local firms are good knowledge and understanding of the business side of the deal, professional approach, broad skillset and dedication to achieving the best result for their client. Miha Štravs is highly skilled in real estate transactions, has good legal knowledge and is able to come up with intelligent solutions. Blaž Ogorevc is one of the best real estate lawyers in the country, very result oriented’.

‘One of the few law firms in the country with significant cross-border experience. Thoughtful and sensible, very knowledgeable of their own market (which is not the easiest legal system to navigate). Very entrepreneurial mindset. Nina Selih – head of the firm, an authority’.

Key clients

OTP Bank

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

MARS Inc.

Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM)

Styria Digital Marketplaces

Adient plc

Inditex

BASF

Lindab AB

Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH)

Decathlon

Futures Industry Association Europe (FIA Europe)

J.P. Morgan

Goldman Sachs

Zurich Insurance Group

Work highlights

  • Advised OTP Bank (one of the largest financial and banking service providers in the CEE region), in relation to the acquisition of a Slovenian Nova KBM d.d.
  • Assisted Adient (a global leader in automotive seating production) on the competition law aspects connected to its strategic transformation and change of control (merger control clearance).
  • Advised Nomad Foods Limited (a world-leading frozen foods company) on its acquisition of Fortenova Group’s frozen food business group holding CEE market leading anchor brands Ledo and Frikom.

Slovenia > Legal market overview

The firm:  ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm (Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o.) is a full-service business law firm that continues the tradition of a partnership established in 1961.

With an unwavering focus on their clients’ business objectives, professional know-how, firm-wide dedication, responsiveness and hard work, the firm offers top-tier legal advice in Slovenia.

Their extensive international connections add an international dimension to the firm’s local expertise and guarantee that they stay ahead of the latest legal trends.

Areas of practice
Corporate and commercial law:  ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm focuses not only on providing traditional corporate legal services, but also on handling structured and cross-border legal issues. The firm assists in choosing the optimal business form, incorporates new companies, executes corporate governance, negotiates and drafts various types of commercial agreements, advises on compliance with respect to advertising, branding, marketing and other issues, and represents clients in commercial litigation.

Litigation and alternative dispute resolution: The firm advises on the entire spectrum of litigation, including the interpretation and performance of contracts, unfair competition, insurance law, warranty issues, damages in contract and tort, etc. The firm’s lawyers are also experienced in representing
clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings including pre-trial settlement, arbitrations, mediations and negotiations.

Mergers and acquisitions:  The firm has extensive experience in national and cross-border M&A, including share and asset deals, mergers, demergers, takeovers, joint ventures and restructurings. Their M&A practice combines knowledge of related legal fields such as takeover law, antitrust law and financial markets law.

Real estate and construction: The real estate team assists with the acquisition and disposal of property, establishing real-estate related joint ventures, project development, drafting all real estate related agreements (i.e. leases, financing agreements, etc.), and representing clients on property-related disputes and construction litigation.

Banking and finance: The banking and finance team advises on term loans, cross-border and local syndications, mezzanine financing, consumer loans, real estate financing, project financing and PPP, securitizations, factoring, derivatives, restructuring, capital markets transactions, investment funds, etc., drafts all documentation and security instruments, and issues formal legal opinions.

Antitrust and competition:  The firm’s competition team provides representation in proceedings relating to abuse of dominant position and cartels, gives advice regarding restrictive practices, and assists clients in developing distribution systems and drafting licensing and cooperation agreements. The team also offers training in competition compliance and can provide a hotline in case of dawn raids.

Employment law: The employment law team advises on the establishment and termination of employment relationships, work place relationships, national and international company restructuring and M&A, personnel reductions and shutdowns, due diligence, and the settlement of employment disputes and litigation.

Insolvency and restructuring: The insolvency and restructuring team advises clients on restructurings and refinancing, protection of creditors’ interests in insolvency, cross-border insolvencies, management liability, acquisition of non-performing loans, assets or businesses from insolvent
estates, and voluntary liquidation.

Intellectual property: The firm handles the registration of IP rights, drafting of licences, transfers of rights and other IP related agreements, conducts due diligence, and advises on all aspects of copyright. The IP team represents clients in (among others) trademark infringement, patent and copyright disputes, including the use of injunctive measures.

Capital markets: The capital markets team covers all aspects of IPOs and private placements, capital increases, bond and convertible note issues, due diligence issues and approval processes, and assists with prospectuses, underwriting agreements and related documentation. The team also advises on the legal aspects of financial derivatives, securitizations, investment funds and similar products. In providing its services, the capital markets team cooperates closely with tax and finance specialists.

Insurance law: The firm advises on all regulatory insurance matters, assists
clients with restructuring, offers representation in litigation and ADR, and assists with the relationships between insurance intermediaries and policy holders.

Energy and environmental law: The energy team advises clients on the legal aspects of potential international gas transmissions, energy trading, oil and gas exploitation and exploration interests on the local market,
nuclear and photovoltaic projects, environmental law, including zoning permits and due diligence, environmental aspects of commercial transactions, and how to deal with environmental violations.

Procurement law: The procurement team advises clients on the specifics of tender procedures, the preparation of quotations and consortium agreements, compliance and non-compliance with tender rules, and on the legal aspects of negotiations and financing, and assists with the claims of non-selected tenderers and claims amongst joint tenderers.

Consumer law and data protection: The firm’s lawyers advise on consumer protection issues, including domestic and international product liability, advertising, labeling, consumer financial services, e-commerce and home shopping services, and offers assistance in case of consumer complaints, market inspections and offences. They also advises on compliance with data protection rules, registration with data protection authorities, surveillance and monitoring of employees at work etc., and represents clients in data protection related disputes.

Media law: The media law team advises on regulations, investments, IP rights, competition, consumer protection and joint ventures, drafts all corresponding agreements. They also provide representation before the authorities and handle the resolution of disputes arising out of media relations.

Telecommunications and IT:  The telecommunications and IT team advises on governmental licensing, technology transfer, IT joint ventures, internet law, e-commerce, terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, and provides representation before the authorities.

Tax: The firm provides advice on tax matters in close collaboration with the leading tax and finance experts in Slovenia, and represents clients in tax proceedings before the Slovenian tax authorities. The firm also advises on employment-related tax issues.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and commercial law Nina Šelihnina.selih@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Corporate and commercial law Nataša Pipan Nahtigalnatasa.pipan@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Mergers and acquisitions Nataša Pipan Nahtigalnatasa.pipan@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Real estate and construction Blaž Ogorevcblaz.ogorevc@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Banking and finance Mia Kalašmia.kalas@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Insurance law Nina Šelihnina.selih@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Energy and environmental Helena Butolenhelena.butolen@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Antitrust and competition Nataša Pipan Nahtigalnatasa.pipan@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Litigation and alternative dispute resolution Helena Butolenhelena.butolen@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Litigation and alternative dispute resolution Gregor Simonitigregor.simoniti@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Insolvency and restructuring Blaž Ogorevcblaz.ogorevc@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Intellectual property Nina Šelihnina.selih@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Capital markets Barbara Hočevarbarbara.hocevar@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Procurement Darja Miklavčičdarja.miklavcic@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Labour Darja Miklavčičdarja.miklavcic@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Consumer law and data protection Barbara Hočevarbarbara.hocevar@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Media law Darja Miklavčičdarja.miklavcic@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Telecommunications and IT Darja Miklavčičdarja.miklavcic@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
Tax Barbara Hočevarbarbara.hocevar@selih.si+ 386 1 300 76 50
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The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)

ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm is a law firm which knows that international connections facilitate progress.

Many years of cooperation with trusted international law firms, as well as the firm’s membership of the Lex Mundi and SEE Legal international networks of independent law firms, means they have the connections to access in-depth specialist knowledge in whichever jurisdiction it is required.

These international links, combined with their own lawyers’ foreign experience, add an international dimension to the firm’s local expertise and guarantee that they always stay ahead of the latest legal trends.