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CMS
BLEIWEISOVA 30
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Slovenia > Leading firms Tier 2

The Slovenian branch of CMS sits within the firm’s global network, and its core offerings include corporate and M&A, banking and finance, and real estate. It also advises clients on employment issues, tax-related mandates, data protection, IP, and competition matters, as well as handling disputes. The team is jointly led by Dunja Jandl, Maja Erker ŽgajnarAmela Žrt, and Saša Sodja – the last of whom was recently elevated to partnership level and took over leadership of the corporate, commercial, and M&A offering. In other team news, Irena Šik Bukovnik was promoted to counsel within the banking and financing practice.

Practice head(s):

Amela Žrt; Dunja Jandl; Maja Erker Žgajnar; Saša Sodja

Other key lawyers:

Irena Šik Bukovnik; Maja Šipek

Testimonials

‘The team is good technically and excellent at working with other offices of the same or different law firms.’

‘The team has deep knowledge, precision, and good availability.’

‘Very friendly and competent advice in a timely manner.’

‘The team is to the point, professional, efficient, and dedicated.’

‘Amela Žrt is impressive based on the knowledge she demonstrates, the speed of responses to set requests, and the dedication to the project itself.’

‘CMS Slovenia is always there for their clients, especially Maja Šipek. One can see the main idea behind their practice is to put the client first.’

‘Maja Šipek is always thinking outside the box and exemplifies growth behaviour. She wants to understand the complexity of the problem first and then deep dives into the challenge. She somehow manages to find simple solutions at the end, which is really worth admiring.’

‘Maja Erker Žgajnar is excellent in finding solutions in a tricky negotiation.’

Key clients

AbbVie d.o.o.

AIG Europe S.A.

AIPA k.o.

Akzo Nobel N.V.

ASSOCIATION TALENZ

B2 Holding ASA

Barilla Adriatik, d.o.o.

BARCELÓ CORPORACIÓN EMPRESARIAL S.A.

BeeIN, telekomunikacije, d.o.o.

Blocktrade

CBE d.o.o.

CBE Invest d.o.o.

DCO d.o.o.

Deutsche Bank

EBRD

ECB

Efos d.o.o.

EIB

ELITAVIA d.o.o.

OJETS LTD

Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen R.&E. Weinberger AG, Valji d.o.o.

EOS KSI, Upravljanje terjatev d.o.o.,

EOS INVEST EE GmbH

EOS INVEST SI, upravljanje naložb d.o.o.

ALOS RE d.o.o.

Erste Group Bank AG

EXPRESS GLOBAL d.o.o.

Generali Investments d.o.o.

Groupe B&B Hôtels

Insignia Group

JMS Adriatic, part of Jacquet Metal Services group

Kildare Partners Luxembourg S.A R.L.

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

KTP Kunststoff Palettentechnik GmbH

Leanpay

NLB d.d.

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

Nova KBM d.d.

Optibus Ltd

Oaktree Capital Management

Raiffeisen Bank International

Slavija Property d.o.o.

Sparkasse

SportsDirect.com

Strabag RE

Susi Partners AG

Efficiency Solutions II SV S.à r.l.

trivium projektbetreuung GmbH

UBER

UNICREDIT BANKA SLOVENIA d.d.

UniCredit Bank AG

UniCredit Bank London

WDC GmbH

Wise payments

Work highlights

  • Advised Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of the Slovenian luxury gaming supplier Interblock.
  • Advised AkzoNobel, as one of the bidders, on the competitive acquisition process for Slovenian paints and decorating materials producer, JUB Group, for €194m.
  • Advised EOS and the buyer on the €35m acquisition of a 100% share in the target company, which is the owner of 16 real estate properties.

CMS Slovenia is the only truly global law firm which has been present in Slovenia since 2008. The team of 18 internationally trained Slovenian lawyers provides full spectre of practice areas and services covering all aspects and specialty areas of commercial law to Slovenian companies operating internationally and international business. That makes it even more important that our staff not only has roots in the local culture but also feels at home in several jurisdictions.

Our efficient international network, which covers the entire CEE area and has over 5,400 lawyers worldwide, enables our teams to quickly access expertise and at the same time provide seamless support to our clients in cross-border mandates. This in turn generates significant competitive advantages.

We nurture professional relationships with Slovenian public bodies and ministries, so we are better able to quantify the potential impact of their actions on your business. Our legal advice will therefore always take into account the particularities of the local market and the needs of your business.

The focus of our legal advice in Slovenia is in the areas of M&A, corporate, commercial and employment law, banking and finance, real estate and the automotive and telecommunications industries. We are also the ideal partner if you are looking for support in matters of public procurement or tax issues.

We would be delighted to hear from you, regardless of whether you already have a presence here in Slovenia or are planning to enter the market.

Department Name Email Telephone
Main contact Gregor Famira gregor.famira@cms-rrh.com
Number of legal experts : 18
Corporate, M&A, Commercial Team : 6
Banking & Finance Team : 4
Real Estate Team : 5
Croatian
English
German
Serbian
Slovenian
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
AHK Deutsche Handelskammer
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Istambul
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Podgorica
Other offices : Sarajevo
Other offices : Skopje
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Zagreb

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