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Employment — Slovenia


Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected Slovenian firm advising on an array of employment matters. Represents clients in related litigation as well as matters arising from M&A and restructurings. Experienced in collective dismissals and negotiations with trade unions. Additional capabilities in internal investigations and compliance. Also adept at handling cross-border issues and acting for foreign companies on their local concerns.

Strengths One client is quick to praise the lawyers' thoroughness, stating: "They offer a really excellent service. Their response rate, and the fact I trust their information, is what I value most at the firm and is a particular strength in my opinion. They find all the information and leave no stone unturned to ensure they get us the best result."

Another client commends the customer-focused approach of the lawyers: "They work very precisely and prudently in all matters, always in co-operation with the client. During the process they also care about the costs and other consequences relevant to the customer."

Work highlights Advised IKEA on a range of employment matters in connection with the company's establishment of stores within Slovenia.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Gerbec Rozman is highlighted by a client as a "very good lawyer who produces quality work for us." Also described as "exceptionally talented with regard to disciplinary actions," she recently acted for Zito on its labour issues.

Saša Oražem advises clients on terminations, contracts and internal regulations. She also possesses experience in related litigation proceedings.

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Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd - Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading employment boutique known for advising domestic and foreign multinational companies on labour law in Slovenia. Covers a variety of matters including hiring and dismissals, disputes and contracts. Increasingly handling immigration and employment matters related to the banking and finance sector.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "an exemplary team who put us at ease through their logical and carefully considered way of seeing things, exploring every conceivable avenue to ensure they get us the result we want."

Additional sources say it is "particularly worth mentioning their well-prepared materials," highlighting the strength of the lawyers as "their promptness and willingness to consult and offer us a better view to more effective decision-making."

Notable practitioners

Vesna Šafar continues to be upheld as "a very senior figure" in employment law, predominantly serving clients from the construction and IT sectors. Clients commend her "high level of integrity and commitment" and that she "always replied in a timely manner and was available at all times."

Martin Šafar acts for banking clients and public sector groups, offering advisory services and representation in litigation proceedings. One source describes him as "observant and astute," while a client says: "He has a very high level of competence and is able to think outside the box. He is a very good lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd)

Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd is a boutique full-service law firm providing all types of legal services while specialising in employment and labour law for over 25 years.

The highly dedicated team currently managed by Martin Šafar is widely recognised for their work among Slovenian and foreign clients as well as its peers. Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd counsels not only the largest and most influential companies regarding all employment and labour law issues, including mergers and acquisitions, but also takes on high profile cases by private clients in need of the best possible representation.

Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd advises public and private companies on all aspects of labour and employment law. Its lawyers have extensive experience in trial advocacy in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, strikes and restraint of employees; they often also lead negotiations with works councils and trade unions advisers. Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd also advises clients on mass dismissals, collective bargaining, employee benefits, corporate immigration as well as employee and executive terminations, litigations and contracts.


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Wolf Theiss - Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded employment practice that handles both contractual and litigious issues. High level of expertise in all employment-related matters including high-level dismissals, bonus schemes and reorganisation projects. Clients include textile, retail and consumer goods companies, as well as banks and companies from the pharmaceutical sector. Particularly well known for handling multi-jurisdictional matters with offices across the CEE region.

Strengths A client reports: "Their work is optimal. They are very efficient."

Work highlights Advised a Danish cleantech company on the termination and recall of the managing director of the Slovenian arm of the business and assisted with the transition of the new director into the role.

Acted for a design and engineering company on the legal requirements for granting cross-border phantom stock options to its Slovenian employees.

Notable practitioners

Teja Balažic Jerovšek is recognised by market commentators as an experienced practitioner for redundancies and other employment-related issues with respect to company restructurings. A client attests that she possesses "very good awareness of employment law" and offers "effective and timely support."

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Jadek & Pensa - Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive Slovenian firm covering a range of employment law. Particular areas of expertise include restructuring, mass lay-offs and negotiations with unions. Also handles litigation.

Notable practitioners

Eva Gostiša is a key contact.

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Law firm Miro Senica and attorneys, d.o.o. - Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong track record for advising clients on a broad spectrum of matters related to employment law. Assists with dismissal and disciplinary procedures, as well as redundancies and benefits. Also represents clients in disputes before the Labour Court. Acts for both employers and employees.

Strengths A commentator states: "We found them to be thoroughly trustworthy, extremely adaptable and capable of handling even the most complicated matters."

Work highlights Advised Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota on day-to-day employment issues, including labour law, contractual issues and disciplinary procedures.

Notable practitioners

Ljuba Zupančič Čokert is described by clients as "possessing a wide spectrum of experience" in employment law. She advises on contracts, terminations and restructuring matters. Another client adds: "She is an extremely experienced lawyer who never admits defeat and has helped us in many situations that seemed bleak at the beginning."

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Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Provides extensive expertise in the establishment and termination of employment relationships, personnel reductions and shutdowns. Also represents clients in employment disputes. Clients include both Slovenian and international companies in the consumer goods, technology and automotive sectors. Also advises on employment issues arising from company mergers and restructurings.

Strengths Clients are particularly impressed with the responsiveness of the team.

Work highlights Assisted Decathlon with all aspects of entering the Slovenian market, including labour law training, preparing contracts and drafting the relevant regulations.

Represented Kapitalska družba in a dispute regarding soldiers in the Slovenian army and early exits from the compulsory pension schemes.

Notable practitioners

Darja Miklavčič is noted as "a sound lawyer" by interviewees and is recognised for handing litigious matters. She recently advised an Austrian-based company on the drafting of employment contracts.

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Schoenherr Slovenia - Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Handles a range of employment issues arising from M&A and transfers of undertakings. Acts on management restructurings, redundancy procedures and immigration matters, as well as data protection issues. Strong multi-jurisdictional capacity allows for a notable presence in cross-border matters, and the representation of a range of international clients.

Strengths A commentator says: "They are very detail-oriented and when you talk to them you feel like you are in capable and secure hands. It's a great feeling."

Work highlights Represented HETA and Addiko in a series of litigations initiated by former managers on the grounds of an alleged unlawful termination.

Advised Valle Cà Zuliani Società on post-closing employment actions arising from the acquisition of a stake in FONDA.

Notable practitioners

Eva Možina is the key contact for the office's labour and employment practice.

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Senior Statesperson

Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vesna Šafar continues to be upheld as "a very senior figure" in employment law, predominantly serving clients from the construction and IT sectors. Clients commend her "high level of integrity and commitment" and that she "always replied in a timely manner and was available at all times."

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Barbara Gerbec Rozman

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Barbara Gerbec Rozman is highlighted by a client as a "very good lawyer who produces quality work for us." Also described as "exceptionally talented with regard to disciplinary actions," she recently acted for Zito on its labour issues.

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Damijan Gregorc - Sole practitioner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sole practitioner Damijan Gregorc is described as "a very talented" lawyer who is "a very astute and knowledgeable employment specialist." He is known for representing employees in contentious matters, particularly regarding terminations.

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Band 2

Jasna Car Kranjc - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sole practitioner Jasna Car Kranjc is recognised by market commentators for her experience in employment litigation. She also provides advisory support for a variety of clients and acts on mass redundancy cases.

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Band 2

Fabiani, Petrovič, Jeraj, Rejc o.p. d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jernej Jeraj of Fabiani, Petrovič, Jeraj, Rejc o.p. d.o.o. is praised for "his calmness and good judgement" and offers experience acting for employers on contentious employment cases. His recent work highlights include advising Alpe-Panon on day-to-day employment issues, including contract terminations and labour litigation proceedings.

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Band 2

Darja Miklavčič

Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Darja Miklavčič is noted as "a sound lawyer" by interviewees and is recognised for handing litigious matters. She recently advised an Austrian-based company on the drafting of employment contracts.

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Band 2

Ljuba Zupančič Čokert

Law firm Miro Senica and attorneys, d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ljuba Zupančič Čokert is described by clients as "possessing a wide spectrum of experience" in employment law. She advises on contracts, terminations and restructuring matters. Another client adds: "She is an extremely experienced lawyer who never admits defeat and has helped us in many situations that seemed bleak at the beginning."

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Band 3

Teja Balažic Jerovšek

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Teja Balažic Jerovšek is recognised by market commentators as an experienced practitioner for redundancies and other employment-related issues with respect to company restructurings. A client attests that she possesses "very good awareness of employment law" and offers "effective and timely support."

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Band 3

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Saša Oražem advises clients on terminations, contracts and internal regulations. She also possesses experience in related litigation proceedings.

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Band 3

Law firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Šafar acts for banking clients and public sector groups, offering advisory services and representation in litigation proceedings. One source describes him as "observant and astute," while a client says: "He has a very high level of competence and is able to think outside the box. He is a very good lawyer."

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