Firm Profile > Jadek & Pensa > Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jadek & Pensa

Leading firms Tier 1

Jadek & Pensa's 'first-class' team, which is praised for its 'top-quality expertise' is active across a range of M&A, banking and finance, restructuring, securities, employment, disputes, corporate, and commercial mandates. In an example of its high-profile and cutting-edge expertise, Ožbej Merc led a team that advised BNY Mellon on the first GDR/ADR IPO structure in Slovenia in the last 20 years. Jure Levovnik, who heads the dispute resolution team, Srečko Jadek, who specialises in insolvency, finance, restructuring and M&A mandates, and Pavle Pensa, who handles M&A and competition work, are the firm's managing partners, while Andraž Jadek is noted for M&A, venture capital, banking and finance instructions.


The firm is one of the best in Slovenia for corporate and M&A matters.

The firm offers in-depth experience and excellent attention-to-detail.

The team is very knowledgeable and professional in its approach.

Key clients

BNY Mellon







Slovenske železnice d.o.o.

The firm is recognized as one of market leaders in Slovenia, with a focus on commercial and corporate law and transactions, providing services to major and mid-size domestic and multinational companies, financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities. It is renowned for its excellence of professional advice combined with business-oriented approach.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions Ožbej Merc +386 1 234 25 20
Mergers and acquisitions Andraž Jadek +386 1 234 25 20
Corporate Sreco Jadek +386 1 234 25 20
Corporate Ožbej Merc +386 1 234 25 20
Competition Pavle Pensa +386 1 234 25 20
Employment Eva Gostiša +386 1 234 25 20
Tax Domen Romih +386 1 234 25 20
Litigation and arbitration Jure Levovnik +386 1 234 25 20
Intellectual property Aleksandra Jemc Merc +386 1 234 25 20
Intellectual property Eva Gostiša +386 1 234 25 20
Banking and finance Sreco Jadek +386 1 234 25 20
Real estate Pavle Pensa +386 1 234 25 20
Real estate Eva Gostiša +386 1 234 25 20
Insolvency Sreco Jadek +386 1 234 25 20
Alternative dispute resolution Jure Levovnik +386 1 234 25 20
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Eva Gostiša  photo Ms Eva Gostiša Senior Counsel
Ms Urša Horvat  photo Ms Urša Horvat Senior Associate
Mr Aljaž Jadek  photo Mr Aljaž Jadek Senior Associate
Mr Srečko Jadek  photo Mr Srečko Jadek Senior partner
Mr Andraž Jadek, LL.M.  photo Mr Andraž Jadek, LL.M. Partner
Ms Aleksandra Jemc Merc  photo Ms Aleksandra Jemc Merc Partner
Mr Gregor Kovačič  photo Mr Gregor Kovačič Senior Associate
Mr Borut Leskovec  photo Mr Borut Leskovec Partner
Mag Jure Levovnik  photo Mag Jure Levovnik Partner
Mr Ožbej Merc, LL.M.  photo Mr Ožbej Merc, LL.M. Partner
Ms Nastja Merlak, LL.M.  photo Ms Nastja Merlak, LL.M. Managing Associate
Ms Iris Pensa  photo Ms Iris Pensa Partner
Mr Pavle Pensa  photo Mr Pavle Pensa Senior Partner
Mag Mitja Podpečan  photo Mag Mitja Podpečan Partner
Ms Daniela Sindičič  photo Ms Daniela Sindičič Senior Associate
Dr Anja Strojin Štampar, LL.M.  photo Dr Anja Strojin Štampar, LL.M. Senior Counsel
Ms Janja Zaplotnik, LL.M.  photo Ms Janja Zaplotnik, LL.M. Partner
Senior Partners : 2
Partners : 7
Lawyers : 19
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Jadek & Pensa

We believe that economy and thereby our firm are (co)responsible for sustainable development, consistent with protected human rights. We are trying to transfer this belief in a balanced manner also to our clients. In providing our services and legal advice, we encourage our clients in an appropriate manner to efficient and consistent operation in terms of human rights protection.

However, we know that from the point of view of human rights protection, it is important that the victims of human rights violation have access to efficient legal means, which can be ensured only through high-quality legal assistance. We deem high-quality representation and legal assistance for socially disadvantaged persons are part of our duties. Therefore, we encourage our employees to devote a part of their time to work on the matters that according to their nature could contribute to activities consistent with protected human rights in all fields of human development and would thus contribute to socially responsible behaviour and sustainable development. In cases where this is appropriate with regard to the circumstances of an individual matter, we offer our advice and services free of charge –pro bono.

In year 2019 we carried out many exiting pro-bono projects.

As local experts we have contributed to a major pro bono project being conducted on behalf of Dr. David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment. Under this project we researched the human right to a healthy environment and good practices related to the recognition and implementation of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment under Slovenian law. The final report was presented by the UN special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday 2 March 2020. A copy of the final report is available here:

We have also represented several groups of villagers in the dispute with the Municipality over the ownership of the aqueduct and the right of drinking water. We were very glad that we managed to reach a settlement.

Last but not least, we were also working on the research project for the Centre for Reproductive Rights in relation to asylum regulations and reproductive rights.

Also in 2020 we will continue to support our pro bono work and try to contribute with our expertise to better, more just and more sustainable world.