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Home to ‘absolute specialists in their field’, CMS is lauded as a ‘beacon in the industry’. The practice boasts a range of expertise in tax, dispute resolution, banking and finance, and real estate, and areas of recent growth for the practice include competition and IP law. The team is headed by real estate expert Dunja Jandl; banking and finance head Maja ŽgajnarSaša Sodja, who specialises in technology matters; employment-focused Amela Žrt; and Ivan Kranjec, who leads on tax law for the firm. Associate Maja Šipek is ‘a fantastic leader’, and is recommended for her ‘exceptional knowledge, dedication, and professionalism.’ 

Practice head(s):

Dunja Jandl; Maja Žgajnar; Saša Sodja; Amela Žrt; Ivan Kranjec

Other key lawyers:

Irena Šik Bukovnik; Maja Šipek; Gašper Hajdu


‘Maja Šipek is very wise and can quickly adapt to every legal problem. She can explain difficult legal problems in a way that is easy to understand. She has been a fantastic leader and I was really happy to work with people such as her.’

‘Gašper Hajdu is very sophisticated about corporate law.’

‘Absolutely every lawyer we dealt with was an absolute specialist in their field and were able to answer every question to our complete satisfaction, there were no vague answers that could have been misunderstood as with other law firms.’

‘We have worked a lot with Maja Žgajnar. Professionalism, knowledge, understanding of business, seeking for solutions are strengths that Maja has.’

‘Amela Žrt’s responsiveness, attention to detail, and extensive knowledge base was very helpful in completing our transaction from the employment perspective. When handling major transactions, it is imperative for lawyers on both sides to diligently advocate for their clients’ needs and interests, all while keeping the common goal in mind – completing the transaction.’

‘Maja Šipek has always shown exceptional knowledge, dedication, and professionalism. Her attention to detail, grasp of different practice areas, quick thinking, and hard work put her above the field and improve client outcomes.’

‘The CMS team stands as a beacon in the industry, harmoniously merging professionalism with a human touch. This unique blend not only fosters genuine connections with clients but also offers tailored solutions that resonate deeply with their needs. Their competitive edge lies in their international reach, providing seamless assistance across borders, and offering insights into the evolving dynamics of each specific market.’

‘I had a very positive experience with Maja Šipek. She quickly understands the problems and efficiently gets on top of the issues. Her excellent legal knowledge enables her to objectively evaluate the situations and think strategically, so we always knew what to expect. I was amazed at how dedicated and passionate she is about the work she does.’

Key clients

Apcom d.o.o.

ArisGlobal LLC

Best in Parking AG

DHL Ekspress (Slovenija) d.o.o.


Geseur Hotels, SL (Hotusa Group)

QUADRO, poslovanje z nepremičininami, d.o.o.

SID Bank (SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana)

AIPA, k.o.

B2 Holding ASA

Barcelo Gestion Hotelera, SL (Barceló Group)

CBE, družba za gradnjo in inženiring, d.o.o.

Comcast (NBCUniversal, Sky)


CTP Ljubljana d.o.o.

Dragon Maritime, dejavnost holdingov, d.o.o.


Efficiency Solutions II SV S.à r.l.

Efos d.o.o.


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

EOS KSI, Upravljanje terjatev d.o.o.

Express Global d.o.o.

Groupe B&B Hôtels

JMS adriatic d.o.o.

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

Oaktree Capital Management

Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR) (Fraser Group)

Susi Partners AG

trivium Projektbetreuung GmbH – trivium Šiška Tivoli k.d.

Valji d.o.o.

WDC Rožna dolina d.o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised ArisGlobal on the acquisition of Amplexor Life Sciences.
  • Advised Mutares, a German-based private equity holding company in their acquisition of Cimos d.d., a leading Slovenian group renowned for manufacturing car engine parts in Europe.
  • Advised SID Bank (SID – Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d.d., Ljubljana) on its successful issuance of a EUR 140 million senior unsecured fixed-rate bond.

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
Number of legal experts : 18
Corporate, M&A, Commercial Team : 6
Banking & Finance Team : 4
Real Estate Team : 5
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