Firm Profile > ODI Law Firm > Ljubljana, Slovenia

ODI Law Firm
DAVCNA ULICA 1
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Leading firms Tier 1

With the ability to utilise its offices across Serbia, Croatia and North Macedonia, ODI Law Firm stands out for its cross-border expertise; 'one of its strengths is its well-established network of legal offices'. Its 'excellent ability to handle transactional matters' was evident in its advice to MHP SE on its €270m acquisition of regional poultry producer, Perutnina Ptuj. Managing partner Uroš Ilić specialises in corporate, M&A, banking, finance and restructuring matters and Branko Ilić heads the real estate team, while Matjaž Jan handles a range of corporate and dispute resolution mandates. Recently promoted partners Tine Mišic, who is the firm's regional head of regulatory and compliance, and Suzana Bončina Jamšek, who heads the banking and finance group, are also key figures, as is senior associate Primož Mikolič , who heads the M&A group.

Practice head(s):

Uroš Ilić

Testimonials

The team is very focused on problem solving and finding innovative solutions. They are always available, prompt in answering and extremely professional.

The whole team is very determined, professional, dedicated. They identify the problems correctly and suggest the most appropriate and effective solutions.

The team is very experienced in financial restructuring matters; they know what they are doing.

They understand the relationship between law and business and are very pro-active; they not only provide a legal analysis but also advise you on how to implement the solution.

We had the impression that there wouldn’t have been one question the ODI team couldn’t answer.

The firm has a wide set of specialists in all business law areas.

A very responsive, multi-language team.

Branko Ilić exceeded our expectations with a very professional attitude; he gave us really prompt answers and unexpected support.

Primož Mikolič provides solution-oriented advice.

Matjaž Jan is a go-to Slovenian lawyer for complex corporate matters.

Suzana Bončina Jamšek is a great lawyer with in-depth knowledge and an excellent understanding of client needs.

Suzana Bončina Jamšek and Matjaž Jan are well respected corporate law specialists; they always provide very thorough and practical advice; we can always rely on them in complex legal issues.

Key clients

MHP SE

Knapp AG

Xpediator PLC

Hidria Group

Fedex Corporation

SKB banka  (Societe Generale group)

Sberbank

B2 Kapital

MSIN Group

TUŠ Group

HIT Group

Bank Assets Management

Company

PETROL

Perutnina Ptuj

Eta Invest

The firm: ODI is one of the leading independent business law firms in the SEE region and has participated in the largest and most complex transactions in the area. Due to its presence in the Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian markets, the firm can ensure the best legal service in the region for all cross-border projects.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: acted for EBRD and four other members of a consortium of banks on a cross-border syndicated financing of group DON DON to the sum of €52m, which, among others, provided funds for the acquisition of bakery business unit Pekarna Grosuplje; advising B2 Kapital as a potential investor in the process of NPL corporate portfolio disposal of NLB in Slovenia and Croatia and of NPL corporate portfolio disposal of UNICREDIT BANKA SLOVENIJA; advising Innova Capital in collaboration with Dentons on €27m financing of Slovenia’s Trimo Group provided by NLB; advising seven syndicated banks in the process of refinancing of Unior.

Corporate/M&A: acted for Linetech, a Polish aircraft maintenance provider, on the €5m acquisition of Adria Airways Tehnika, a Slovenian aircraft maintenance provider in the privatisation; advised Polish investor Aluform, a subsidiary of Grupa Kety S.A, on the acquisition of AHA EMMI in the privatisation process; advised Dutch investor Eastern Horizon Group in collaboration with ReedSmith in the privatisation process of Slovene automotive parts company Cimos to the sum of €200m; acted for Hidria, a Slovenian automotive parts manufacturing company on the €25m sale of IMP Klima to the Swedish construction product manufacturer Lindab; acted in the process of the privatisation of Slovene company Helios Domžale for Zvon Ena Holding, the biggest shareholder with the value of the shares at €46m; acted for Belgian company Beaulieu International Group (BIG) on the €27m acquisition of Slovenian textile-chemical company Juteks; advised Hidria Corporation on the sale of its business unit Perles to an Irish private equity firm, etc.

Dispute resolution: acted for Slovenian national airline company Adria Airways in aviation airplane crash accident dispute in Serbia and in a €8.7m dispute over the capital increase value (in kind contributions) in subsidiary company; acted for Telekom Slovenije in a €54m dispute against former management board for the breach of duty of care; acting for Petrol in a €2.5m dispute against insolvent construction company over the effects of the insolvency procedure on its collateral and in a €1.4m dispute against Slovenian bank over the payment on the basis of documented letter of credit; acted for Engrotuš in a €6.7m dispute over the real estate purchase deal; representing Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Imola in front of the Slovenian Constitutional court and CJEU in a €8.5m dispute against the Slovenian Central Bank regarding the write-off of shares and subordinated debt as a financial restructuring measure in favour of a major Slovenian bank NLB; representing a minority shareholder in a dispute regarding assembly resolution of a €1.1M distribution of profit.

Real estate: acted for Slovenian travel company Collegium Mondial Travel on the €50m transfer of ownership of a Croatian island Obonjan within a joint venture; continuously representing SKB Bank, subsidiary of Societe Generale Group in various real estate transactions in Slovenia with the aggregate yearly value of €40m; acting for Sberbank, a subsidiary of Sberbank Russia, in various real estate transactions in Slovenia with the aggregate yearly value of €20m; advised Triglav Upravljanje Nepremicnin d.d., a Slovenian real estate management company, in the process of negotiation and agreeing on a long term lease contract with the European Union, represented by the European Parliament, etc.

Restructuring and insolvency: advised Tušmobil on its €450m out-of-court financial restructuring; acted for six banks and Slovenian bad bank (BAMC) in the out-of-court financial restructuring of CIMOS’ €450m overall debt in later compulsory settlement proceedings;

acting for domestic and foreign financial creditors in out-of-court financial restructuring of the €35m debt of VIVAP Videm

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Tine Mišic tine.misic@odilaw.com
Antitrust Bojana Mojskovska Ivanova
Banking and finance Suzana Boncina Jamšek suzana.boncinajamsek@odilaw.com
Banking and finance Uroš Ilic uros.ilic@odilaw.com
Banking and finance Primož Mikolič primoz.mikolic@odilaw.com
Banking and finance Tamara Curovic
Corporate Matjaž Jan matjaz.jan@odilaw.com
Corporate Ana Stojanovska
Dispute resolution Matjaž Jan matjaz.jan@odilaw.com
Dispute resolution Gjorgji Georgievski
Dispute resolution Tamara Curovic
Employment and benefits Tine Mišic tine.misic@odilaw.com
Employment and benefits Tamara Curovic
Energy and infrastructure Branko Ilic branko.ilic@odilaw.com
Energy and infrastructure Miloš Curovic
Intellectual property and technology Gjorgji Georgievski gjorgji.georgievski@odilaw.com
Media and telecoms Gjorgji Georgievski gjorgji.georgievski@odilaw.com
Mergers and acquisitions Uroš Ilic uros.ilic@odilaw.com
Mergers and acquisitions Suzana Boncina Jamšek suzana.boncinajamsek@odilaw.com
Mergers and acquisitions Primož Mikolič primoz.mikolic@odilaw.com
Mergers and acquisitions Gjorgji Georgievski
Public sector Tine Mišic tine.misic@odilaw.com
Public sector Bojana Mojsovska Ivanova
Real estate Branko Ilic branko.ilic@odilaw.com
Real estate Ana Stojanovska
Real estate Maša Drkušic
Restructuring and insolvency Uroš Ilic uros.ilic@odilaw.com
Restructuring and insolvency Miloš Curovic
Photo Name Position Profile
 Katarina Škrbec  photo Katarina Škrbec
 Suzana Bončina Jamšek  photo Suzana Bončina Jamšek
 Maša Drkušič  photo Maša Drkušič
 Branko Ilić  photo Branko Ilić
Mag Uroš Ilić  photo Mag Uroš Ilić
 Matjaž Jan  photo Matjaž Jan
 Luka Jesenko  photo Luka Jesenko
 Tine Mišic  photo Tine Mišic
 Primož Mikolič  photo Primož Mikolič
Number of lawyers : 40
at this office : 20
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