Firm Profile > ODI Law Firm > Ljubljana, Slovenia

ODI Law Firm
DAVCNA ULICA 1
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Leading firms Tier 1

ODI Law Firm’s unique SEE presence and dedicated multilingual capabilities make it a strong choice for leading regional clients and multinational corporations. Demonstrating this, the team recently collaborated with its offices in Croatia, North Macedonia and Serbia on a number of transactions and syndicated financings, acting for both for lenders and borrowers. The 'solution-oriented' team focuses on M&A, banking and finance, restructuring, insolvency and dispute resolution, and is experienced in corporate governance and compliance review matters. Recent highlights also include advising on the purchase of sub-prime receivables. Within the team, managing partner Uroš Ilić specialises in corporate and insolvency matters; regulatory specialist Tine Mišic runs the Italian desk; the Slovenian and Croatian-qualified Branko Ilić handles real estate matters; IP specialist Matjaž Jan covers a range of corporate and dispute resolution matters; and German desk head Suzana Bončina Jamšek heads the banking and finance team. Head of M&A Primož Mikolič is also noted for his insolvency expertise.

Practice head(s):

Uroš Ilić

Other key lawyers:

Tine Mišic; Branko Ilić; Matjaž Jan; Suzana Bončina Jamšek; Primož Mikolič

Testimonials

‘Well established regional law practice with strong staff, experienced in international transactions. The team is very responsive, capable of working on multiple fronts in parallel. Expert level knowledge of local legislation and legal practice.’

‘Solution-oriented, practical approach. Very responsive.’

‘Very professional, focus on the goals and interests of the client to which they subordinate their work.’

‘I appreciate their in-depth preparatory research work, and keen attention to client interests.’

‘Unique approach to resolving problems, based on people contact and innovate solutions. They have a very balanced team, covering all legal fields, which make them suitable for resolving any legal problem.’

‘Recommended for their professionalism, accuracy, responsiveness and readiness.’

‘Very dedicated and knowledgeable.’

‘Very available, proactive and supportive.’

‘The firm is very skilled and professional. They are very connected team, so when there is a problem they react very quickly.’

‘Great knowledge and flexibility.’

‘A very professional practice. Throughout our longstanding relationship, ODI has proven a great partner with a broad array of solutions whenever my company needed legal representation.’

‘ODI can provide quick and very accurate advice in any Balkan jurisdiction.’

‘Tine Mišic has been a great point of contact for managing employment matters under Slovenian and Serbian laws. Business-oriented and straight to the point, he helped us finding a solution that covered all our client needs in a short time. Excellent language capabilities in Italian were a plus.’

‘Experienced and flexible, hard-working, while staying humble ’

‘Excellent in all regards.’

‘The team is highly skilled and attentive to client needs. They have outstanding performance and will deliver in the shortest amount of time possible.’

‘ODI is very well equipped for complex corporate disputes with their strategic approach and deep understanding of material and procedural issues.’

‘Very customer-oriented and professional team. The team has helped us to go through very challenging period due to Covid-19 legislative changes in Slovenia. Very persistent detail-oriented. Excellent networking.’

‘Very experienced and intelligent team.’

Key clients

Tokić Ltd

MHP SE

FedEx Corporation

Petrol

Vita, Life Insurance Company, d.d.

nChain Holdings Ltd.

HIT d.d.

HIDRIA d.o.o.

Hranilnica LON d.d.

SKB banka d.d. (OTP group)

TUŠ Group

Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic

Villager d.o.o.

Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Commodity Reserves

Pan Cee Holding

MSIN Group

Knapp AG

The firm: ODI is one of the leading independent business law firms in the CEE/SEE region,  experienced 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.

M&A:

  • advised Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) on its acquisition of Perutnina Ptuj;
  • advised Tokić on its acquisition of Bartog;
  • advised nChain on its acquisition of Crea;
  • advised NLB Vita in Sava Re’s acquisition of NLB Vita;
  • advised Agromarket on its acquisition of Semenarna;
  • advised Knapp on its acquisition of Epilog;
  • advised MSIN Group on its acquisition of Neograf;
  • advised MSIN Group on its sale of Keko Varicon;
  • advised Czech Ministry of Finance, IMOB and PRISKO on their sale of Vipap Videm Krško.

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;
  • advised 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;
  • advised Innova Capital in collaboration with Dentons on €27m financing of Slovenia’s Trimo Group provided by NLB;
  • advised seven syndicated banks in the process of refinancing of Unior.

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 (OTP Group) in various real estate transactions in Slovenia with the aggregate yearly value of €40m;
  • acting for Sberbank 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.

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 and in the compulsory settlement proceedings;
  • acted 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
Banking and finance Suzana Boncina Jamšek suzana.boncinajamsek@odilaw.com
Banking and finance Uroš Ilic uros.ilic@odilaw.com
Corporate Matjaž Jan matjaz.jan@odilaw.com
Dispute resolution Matjaž Jan matjaz.jan@odilaw.com
Employment and benefits Tine Mišic tine.misic@odilaw.com
Energy and infrastructure Branko Ilic branko.ilic@odilaw.com
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 Primož Mikolič primoz.mikolic@odilaw.com
Public sector Tine Mišic tine.misic@odilaw.com
Real estate Branko Ilic branko.ilic@odilaw.com
Real estate Maša Drkušic masa.drkusic@odilaw.com
Restructuring and insolvency Uroš Ilic uros.ilic@odilaw.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jure Švigelj  photo Jure Švigelj Senior Associate
 Anže Arko  photo Anže Arko Senior Associate
 Suzana Bončina Jamšek  photo Suzana Bončina Jamšek Partner
 Maša Drkušič  photo Maša Drkušič Senior Associate
 Branko Ilić  photo Branko Ilić Partner
 Uroš Ili? photo Uroš Ili? ODI Founder and managing partner; Attorney-at-Law specialist in corporate and insolvency law
 Matjaž Jan photo Matjaž Jan Partner
 Luka Jesenko  photo Luka Jesenko Senior Associate
 Primož Mikolič  photo Primož Mikolič Senior Associate, Head of M&A Practice Group
 Tine Mišic photo Tine Mišic Partner
 Hrvoje Smičibrada  photo Hrvoje Smičibrada Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 40
at this office : 20
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English
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German
Italian
Macedonian
Montenegrin
Russian
Serbian
Slovenian
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Skopje
Other offices : Umag