Ožbej Merc, LL.M. > Jadek & Pensa > Ljubljana, Slovenia > Lawyer Profile

Jadek & Pensa

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Ožbej Merc is Partner and Head of the Transaction Unit at Jadek & Pensa. He is specialised in mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring and financial law. Ožbej has participated in most of the restructurings of large systems in Slovenia and has been providing advice on the most demanding M&A transactions and issues related to mergers and acquisitions (Takeovers Act, Financial Instruments Market Act, Financial Collateral Act, Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act, Banking Act, Insurance Act). He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2003, and obtained LL.M. from the University of Columbia in New York in 2005. He has been attorney-at-law since 2009, the entire time at Jadek & Pensa.


English, Serbian, French


Slovenian bar (since 2007)


Master of Laws, Columbia University School of Law (2005)
Walter Gellhorn Prize, May 2005 (highest GPA in the LL.M. class of 2005)
James Kent Scholar, May 2005 (cumulative GPA above A-)
University Degree Bachelor of Law, University of Ljubljana Law School (2003); cum laude highest grade

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Slovenia > Leading firms

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.