Firm Profile > Jadek & Pensa > Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jadek & Pensa

Slovenia > Leading firms Tier 1

Jadek & Pensa is highly regarded by key regional private and public sector clients for its ability to handle high-profile, high-value mandates in the fields of M&A, banking and finance (including major restructurings), and dispute resolution. The sizeable team regularly acts on big-ticket matters taking place in the region, including major financings and facility agreements for borrowers and lenders, real estate disposals and share deal acquisitions. Clients benefit from the firm’s unique integrated tax offering, which it advises on structuring, due diligence and advisory matters. The team is jointly led by Srečko Jadek who specialises in insolvency, finance, restructuring and M&A, and Pavle Pensa who focuses on M&A and competition matters. Jure Levovnik leads on disputes, while tech-focussed Ožbej Merc handles transactions. Andraž Jadek, who is experienced in M&A, venture capital and banking and finance is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Srečo Jadek; Pavle Pensa; Jure Levovnik; Aleksandra Jemc Merc; Ožbej Merc


‘My opinion is that Jadek & Pensa offers a complete service. They were able to give the perfect answer to solve the case.’

‘Iris Pensa stands out mainly for delving into the case. In particular, she presented both the positive and negative consequences of the decision on the case for the company. She answered all our questions very professionally, supported by case-law, in such a way that the company could make the right decision.’

‘The main strength of Jadek Pensa is that they respond fast and they can address a lot of topics because of their size and diverse know-how.’

‘Strong knowledge and business insight.’

‘Highly ethical and responsible’.

Key clients


DARS d.d.


Istrabenz plini d.o.o.

Merkur trgovina

Sportina Bled


NiceLabel Inc/Euro Plus




Raiffeisen Leasing SI

Bourns, Inc.

Triglav skladi, d.o.o.

Seascape d.o.o. (founders)

Fiskars Living Business, STEKLARNA ROGAŠKA 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
 Aljaž Cankar  photo Aljaž Cankar Senior Associate
 Eva Gostiša  photo Eva Gostiša Senior Counsel
 Urša Horvat  photo Urša Horvat Senior Associate
 Aljaž Jadek  photo Aljaž Jadek Senior Associate
 Srečko Jadek  photo Srečko Jadek Senior Partner
 Andraž Jadek, LL.M.  photo Andraž Jadek, LL.M. Partner
Ms Aleksandra Jemc Merc  photo Ms Aleksandra Jemc Merc Partner
 Gregor Kovačič  photo Gregor Kovačič Senior Associate
Mr Borut Leskovec  photo Mr Borut Leskovec Partner
Mag Jure Levovnik  photo Mag Jure Levovnik Partner
 Ožbej Merc, LL.M.  photo Ožbej Merc, LL.M. Partner
Ms Nastja Merlak, LL.M.  photo Ms Nastja Merlak, LL.M. Managing Associate
 Neli Okretič  photo Neli Okretič Senior Associate
Ms Iris Pensa  photo Ms Iris Pensa Partner
Mr Pavle Pensa  photo Mr Pavle Pensa Senior Partner
 Mitja Podpečan  photo Mitja Podpečan Partner
 Domen Romih  photo Domen Romih Tax Partner
 Daniela Sindičič  photo Daniela Sindičič Senior Associate
 Anja Strojin Štampar, LL.M.  photo Anja Strojin Štampar, LL.M. Senior Counsel
Ms Janja Zaplotnik, LL.M.  photo Ms Janja Zaplotnik, LL.M. Partner
Senior Partners : 2
Partners : 9
Senior Counsels : 2
Lawyers : 17
Loan Markets Association

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.