Firm Profile > ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm > Ljubljana, Slovenia


Slovenia > Leading firms Tier 1

The multidisciplinary team at ŠELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm 'understands client's business logic and provides advice which is not only legally correct but also makes commercial sense'. It brings a wealth of experience and expertise to a number of fields, including M&A, corporate and commercial, banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution and real estate. The firm is also well regarded for its capabilities in antitrust and competition, as well as financial regulatory matters. Continuously acting for a roster of leading multinational corporations, investors and developers, recent highlights include a number of high-value retail acquisitions and a major cross-border infrastructure development in the public transport sector. High-profile commercial expert Nina Šelih and M&A, competition and IP specialist Nataša Pipan Nahtigal are key names. Jera Majzelj is recommended for her experience in cross-border corporate and M&A matters, and Špela Remec is noted for antitrust matters.

Practice head(s):

Nina Šelih; Nataša Pipan Nahtigal

Other key lawyers:

Jera Majzelj; Špela Remec


‘Great expert knowledge and experience, this is the best law firm I have ever worked with in Slovenia. They understand our business logic and try to provide advice which is not only legally correct, but also makes commercial sense.’

‘The team is very responsive and knowledgeable about the local laws and practices – extremely useful and helpful.’

‘Helpful, constructive, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The company has a long tradition and a good reputation in Slovenia. They acted very professionally in all stages; information flow, accuracy and consistency were outstanding.’

‘Selih & Partnerj has a very pragmatic and extremely commercial approach. They are very accessible and responsive and they do an incredibly good job at making legal advises and concepts very understandable for non-lawyers.’

‘I was very happy with their support during COVID-19 lock-down when many legislative changes occurred and they were in close contact with us and offered support / assistance.’

‘Excellent knowledge of local law, legal market and Slovenian business environment. Business-like focus on the objectives of the client.’

‘Nina Šelih is very proactive and professional and readily available to provide practical advice on Slovenian matters.’

Key clients


Boehringer Ingelheim

Bristol-Myers Squibb

China Railway Group Limited








KJK Fund

MARS Group (including Wrigley and Royal Canin)


Mytilineos Holdings



Van Leeuwen Buizen Groep


Zurich Insurance Group

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial law Nina Šelih + 386 1 300 76 50
Corporate and commercial law Nataša Pipan Nahtigal + 386 1 300 76 50
Mergers and acquisitions Nataša Pipan Nahtigal + 386 1 300 76 50
Real estate and construction Blaž Ogorevc + 386 1 300 76 50
Banking and finance Mia Kalaš + 386 1 300 76 50
Insurance law Nina Šelih + 386 1 300 76 50
Energy and environmental Helena Butolen + 386 1 300 76 50
Antitrust and competition Nataša Pipan Nahtigal + 386 1 300 76 50
Litigation and alternative dispute resolution Helena Butolen + 386 1 300 76 50
Litigation and alternative dispute resolution Gregor Simoniti + 386 1 300 76 50
Insolvency and restructuring Blaž Ogorevc + 386 1 300 76 50
Intellectual property Nina Šelih + 386 1 300 76 50
Capital markets Barbara Hočevar + 386 1 300 76 50
Procurement Darja Miklavčič + 386 1 300 76 50
Labour Darja Miklavčič + 386 1 300 76 50
Consumer law and data protection Barbara Hočevar + 386 1 300 76 50
Media law Darja Miklavčič + 386 1 300 76 50
Telecommunications and IT Darja Miklavčič + 386 1 300 76 50
Tax Barbara Hočevar + 386 1 300 76 50
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Nina Šelih  photo Ms Nina Šelih Managing Partner
Ms Helena Butolen  photo Ms Helena Butolen Partner
Ms Barbara Hočevar  photo Ms Barbara Hočevar Partner
Ms Mia Kalaš  photo Ms Mia Kalaš Partner
Ms Jera Majzelj photo Ms Jera Majzelj Partner
Ms Darja Miklavčič  photo Ms Darja Miklavčič Partner
Mr Blaž Ogorevc  photo Mr Blaž Ogorevc Partner
Ms Nataša Pipan Nahtigal  photo Ms Nataša Pipan Nahtigal Partner
Ms Špela Remec  photo Ms Špela Remec Senior Associate
Mr Gregor Simoniti  photo Mr Gregor Simoniti Partner
Lex Mundi
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.