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Jadek & Pensa

Slovenia > Leading firms Tier 1

Jadek & Pensa is ‘one of the most recognised law firms in Slovenia with a long-standing practice’. The sizeable team has an all-encompassing offering, including labour law, dispute resolution, M&A, restructuring, and corporate departments, amongst others. In the disputes space, it represents clients in domestic and international litigation cases and arbitrations. Additionally, it has an integrated tax advisory service, which supports its impressive client roster with tax restructuring, due diligence, and general advisory work. Managing partners Srečo JadekPavle Pensa and Jure Levovnik are key names to note, as are head of the advisory unit Aleksandra Jemc Merc and Ožbej Merc and Andraž Jadek, head and deputy head of the transactional team, respectively. Senior associate Nastja Merlak is also a core contact in the banking and finance space.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Janja Zaplotnik; Mitja Podpečan; Borut Leskovec; Iris Pensa; Domen Romih; Nastja Merlak; Andraž Jadek; Jure Levovnik


‘The Jadek & Pensa lawyers are highly professional, and with their broad knowledge, provide the latest solutions in the field of law. In addition, they understand the company’s needs and their solutions enable correct decisions.’

‘One of the most recognised law firms in Slovenia with a long-standing practice, and senior people as well as an up-and-coming younger team with the highest professional standards.’

‘Ožbej Merc is excellent and quick, can absorb a lot of complexities, and also demonstrates excellent understanding of the local market and relevant industry sector. He is a joy to work with and brings not only outstanding expertise and pragmatism to his clients, but also a brilliant sense of humour and assurance that nothing is too much trouble.’

‘Aleksandra Jemc Merc has a great technical understanding, provides excellent legal advice, and takes into account the wider commercial implications. She is very responsive and her advice is clear and pro-active.’

Nastja Merlak has all the details under control and is excellent in making sure all loose ends are taken care of by closing.’

‘Janja Zaplotnik has in-depth knowledge in the field of competition law and unfair trade practices. Her advice is useful and she also understands the commercial business of the company.’ 

‘Srečo Jadek has excellent strategic thinking with commercial aspects in mind, a tremendous breadth of knowledge, and he is a great negotiator.’

‘Pavle Pensa has great communication skills, is extremely professional, and he has a lot of experience.’

Key clients

AIG Europe S.A.


Atlantic Droga Kolinska d.d.

Belimed d.o.o.

BNP Paribas

BNY Mellon

DARS d.d.

Delo d.d.

Fiskars Living Business, STEKLARNA ROGAŠKA d.o.o.

Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE


International Capital Market Association

Istrabenz Plini

J.P. Morgan SE


Kylin Prime Group

Lesnina MG oprema d.d.

MAHLE Electric Drives


Merkur trgovina

Meta Ingenium, Meta Ventures

Municipality of Bohinj



Novartis, Sandoz, Lek

Petrol d.d., Ljubljana

SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group

Slovenian state forest company

Slovenske železnice

STG Partners LLC



UniCredit Bank AG

Unior d.d.

Work highlights

  • Advising paint manufacturer JUB on a €194.5m acquisition by Dulux Group.
  • Advising BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs Bank Europe, J.P. Morgan, and UniCredit Bank, as joint lead manager, on the issuance of non-preferred senior bonds on the international market in the nominal amount of €300m by Nova KBM bank.
  • Advising the Slovenian Railways holding company on concluding a strategic partnership for its cargo and freight forwarding businesses with EPH’s subsidiary, EP Logistics International.

The firm is recognized as one of market leaders in Slovenia, standing out as Slovenian law firm that combines M&A, advisory, tax, and dispute resolution under one roof, 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.

Mergers and acquisitions Ožbej Mercozbej.merc@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Mergers and acquisitions Andraž Jadekandraz.jadek@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Corporate Sreco Jadeksreco.jadek@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Corporate Ožbej Mercozbej.merc@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Competition Pavle Pensapavle.pensa@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Competition, AML Janja Zaplotnikjanja.zaplotnik@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Employment Iris Pensairis.pensa@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Tax Domen Romihdomen.romih@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Litigation and arbitration Jure Levovnikjure.levovnik@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Intellectual property Aleksandra Jemc Mercsasa.jemc@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Intellectual property Eva Gostišaeva.gostisa@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Banking and finance Sreco Jadeksreco.jadek@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Real estate Pavle Pensapavle.pensa@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Real estate Eva Gostišaeva.gostisa@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Insolvency Sreco Jadeksreco.jadek@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Alternative dispute resolution Jure Levovnikjure.levovnik@jadek-pensa.si+386 1 234 25 20
Senior Partners : 5
Partners : 8
Senior Counsels : 2
Lawyers : 22
Loan Markets Association
German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry
AmCham Slovenia
Associated European Energy Consuiltans
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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: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Environment/SREnvironment/Pages/Annualreports.aspx.

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.