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Corporate/Commercial — Slovenia


Jadek & Pensa - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ožbej Merc and Srečo Jadek
- 5 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-tier corporate practice frequently working on the biggest M&A transactions in the Slovenian market. Also highly active in large restructuring matters acting for creditors as well as debtors. Assists international firms with inbound investments and is particularly active in the retail, energy and real estate industries.

Strengths One impressed interviewee highlights the breadth of expertise housed in the firm: "Their biggest advantage is that they have very good lawyers in several different fields. They work closely together to find comprehensive solutions for the client."

Another source lauds the team's pragmatic nature, praising their "business perception, customer dedication and fast but tailored services."

Work highlights Assisted Mercator with the carve-out sale of Intersport in a matter valued at EUR34.5 million.

Served as legal counsel to Greenbay Properties in its EUR56 million acquisition of Planet Tuš Koper.

Significant clients ABS Factoring, Magistrat International, KABE, Eni, Slovenian Railways.

Notable practitioners

Highly revered founding partner Srečo Jadek advises on a broad range of commercial issues including insolvencies and restructuring. He has been particularly active in larger M&A transactions such as Magistrat International's share deal sale of the Inditex franchises in Slovenia. Sources describe him as a "very experienced good negotiator who never loses his nerves."

Highly respected co-managing partner Pavle Pensa is noted for being "a very good and knowledgeable negotiator." He principally advises on M&A transactions and related competition law matters.

About the Team (content provided by Jadek & Pensa)

Jadek&Pensa has been engaged on the most significant Corporate, M&A and commercial transactions in Slovenia since its inception in the early 1990s. We have advised sellers, buyers, financiers, targets, distributors, producers, lessors, lessees, business partners, joint venturers and visionaries, and just about any other profile involved in corporate and commercial settings – a hundred times over, and a hundred times again.

As a result, we have developed at Jadek&Pensa internal processes and effective document tools for a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions, which we can effectively and quickly deploy for a particular project and incorporate its specifics into a solution in a time effective manner.

At Jadek&Pensa we are also actively working to automate certain labor intensive workstreams with the help of our in-house software specialists. We have made our first steps into reducing costs to our clients via automated due diligence processes, responding to the market demands for predictable fee caps with innovative approaches.

Jadek&Pensa is a top tier Slovenian law firm with a strong platform in a number of other relevant areas, such as labor, restructuring and finance, and litigation. We can leverage our vast experience in all of those fields to provide insight and innovative solutions tailored to the individual project.


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Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Nina Šelih and Nataša Pipan Nahtigal
- 5 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent Slovenian firm at the forefront of the market, well placed to assist key local and foreign clients with a wide range of corporate, privatisation and restructuring matters. Renowned strength in advising household names from the banking and technology sectors on complex domestic and cross-border deals, as well as on related disputes. Also instructed by clients to advise on shareholders' agreements and corporate governance matters.

Strengths One client is full of praise for the firm, rating it at the top of the market: "I am extremely satisfied with the service. I was blown away. From a professional angle they not only provide valid answers but they are also very thoughtful and have solutions to all of our questions. Their work exceeded our expectations."

Another client highlights the team's to-the-point advice, stating: "They were attentive and responsive, and provided succinct and timely advice. We got good responses to questions regarding corporate governance."

Work highlights Advised Constellation Software on its acquisition of Halcom.

Assisted Pepco with matters relating to its entry to the Slovenian market including registration, regulatory and employment issues.

Significant clients Carlyle Investment Management, Nike, KJK Capital, Heineken, Decathlon.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Nina Šelih is praised for her long-standing prominence in the market, especially in the area of M&A, where she advises corporates and funds on investments in Slovenia. Interviewees describe her as "a first-class lawyer who has developed the best practice in Slovenia."

Department co-head Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is top-rated for her work in M&A and commercial matters, frequently advising foreign investors and corporates on acquisitions and entry into the Slovenian market. She is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe her as a "tremendous lawyer." One source adds: "Her advice was timely and to the point. It was concise when necessary and detailed when we needed further info." She is also recognised for her strength in competition matters.

Mia Kalaš specialises in a range of matters relating to corporate and commercial law, including M&A deals and capital markets transactions. She often advises international private equity and investment funds, and receives endorsement from interviewees, who deem her "a goal-oriented practitioner who knows how to get deals done."

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Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Corporate/Commercial Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Grega Peljhan, David Premelč and Bojan Šporar
- 10 partners
- 24 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excellent firm with a sizeable head count advising on the full range of corporate and commercial deals in Slovenia. Frequently works on large M&A transactions often in collaboration with large international firm. Clientele includes several global corporates, most notably leasing companies, but also advises domestic companies on energy and infrastructure deals.

Strengths Clients appreciate the high standard of service and efficiency: "I am very satisfied with the service they have provided, especially thanks to their swift responses, interdisciplinary knowledge and excellent expert advice."

Another source adds: "Our experience with them was very positive. They have a lot of knowledge and are very quick to respond. They have great negotiation skills and are very pragmatic."

Work highlights Advised Magna Steyr on its potential greenfield investment in Slovenia.

Acted for Eco-Invest on the EUR18 million acquisition of a majority stake in Paloma.

Significant clients HETA Asset Resolution, GEN-I, Centrice Group, Antenna Group, GSO Capital Partners.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Aleš Rojs has long-standing experience of leading large M&A deals and is lauded as "a standout lawyer." Clients describe him as "commercial, proactive and responsive."

The widely respected Grega Peljhan advances to the top band for his excellent work in M&A, privatisations and investments. He primarily advises private equity funds and banks. Interviewees describe him as "a pillar of the modern legal profession in Slovenia."

Bojan Šporar is best known for his work on M&A and corporate restructuring, advising corporates as well as banks. Sources describe him as "really knowledgeable and efficient in negotiations. He gets to the core of the issue."

David Premelč is increasingly visible in the market for his work in M&A and commercial advice, with particular strength in media law and data protection.

About the Team (content provided by Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o.)

Corporate practice is one of the pillars of Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners. With around 40 lawyers and one of the most experienced and renowned experts, the firm enjoys a leading position in the corporate legal market in Slovenia.

The firm has an unrivalled position in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, having advised on the majority of high profile transactions in Slovenia. Its knowledge and experience enable the team to offer a tailored approach to each transaction, equally excelling at small, middle and larger multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm has advised on mergers, shares and assets sales and purchases, public takeover bids, private equity/venture capital deals, distressed M&A, corporate restructurings and joint venture agreements.

The firm is an uncontested pioneer in the field of corporate law due to its innovative work and intelligent tackling of local legal limitations. The business combination agreement, the firm has prepared in the course of Agrokor’s takeover of Mercator, has become the industry standard in other M&A transactions involving public companies and has been copied on numerous occasions.

In addition to the M&A services, the firm provides a wide range of corporate services. These include national and cross-border reorganisations, such as restructurings, spin-offs and divestitures, advising in insolvency proceedings, corporate housekeeping, compliance, representation at shareholders' meetings and advising to executive bodies.

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Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o. - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Matej Kavčič and Simon Bračun
- 4 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted firm with a broad corporate practice. Frequently advises on larger privatisation deals and restructurings, but is also seen on the seller side in private M&A deals. Also represents several banks, and its sector specialisms include energy, telecommunications and automotive.

Strengths Several clients highlight the lawyers' responsiveness as their key strength: "The service is high-quality. They are responsive, proactive and highly experienced. They give us the support we need so that we are able to successfully manage our business."

Another praises the firm for its dedication to its clients, stating: "The service is top-notch and the lawyers are loyal, client-oriented and hard-working. They are always looking for solutions for the client."

Significant clients Družba za upravljanje terjatev bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka.

Notable practitioners

Matej Kavčič is well known for his work on M&A transactions and boasts particular strength in related competition issues. His sector focuses include telecommunications, insurance and banking. One client states: "He listens well and is very supportive. He thinks broadly and he is very strategic."

Simon Bračun has built his name in the areas of public procurement, restructuring and general M&A. His clients are primarily banks and international funds. One client states: "As soon as you start working with him you feel relaxed. Every negotiation in a deal is a journey and you feel good when you have him on your side."

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ODI Law Firm - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Uroš Ilić
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded outfit known for its outstanding corporate restructuring and distressed M&A practice, acting for banks as well as debtors. Has extensive experience of representing clients from the telecoms, automotive and aviation sectors in privatisation deals. In addition to its transactional activities the team also advises on corporate governance, compliance and boardroom matters.

Strengths One client praises the team for its personalised services, stating: "The lawyers are able to tailor the transaction to our exact preferences and steer the negotiation process away from any potential obstacles, clearly showing their expertise in corporate law."

Another interviewee highlights the team's negotiation skills: "The lawyers are responsive and they prepared substantiated arguments well, which resulted in good negotiation tactics."

Work highlights Assisted Eurosender with the transfer of shares from its Slovenian entity to its UK entity.

Advised Belektron on the acquisition of Vertis Environmental Finance.

Significant clients Vipap Videm Krško, Triglav Upravljanje nepremičnin, Elektroservisi, Tuš Group, NLB.

Notable practitioners

Uroš Ilić is best known for his excellence in restructuring and insolvency matters, but is also frequently seen working on cross-border M&A. One client states: "He is focused, client-oriented and a good listener. He can solve bumpy situations and offers sound business advice."

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Schoenherr Slovenia - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marko Prušnik
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected international firm regularly sought after by clients to advise on the full range of corporate mandates including privatisations, distressed M&A, restructuring and public M&A. Well regarded for its cross-border strength across the CEE region, and frequently instructed by international companies entering the Slovenian market. Its clientele spans several sectors including telecommunications, infrastructure and retail.

Strengths Several clients list responsiveness as a key strength of the team. One states: "They provide extremely well-structured advice and they respond almost immediately." Another adds: "They are always there for us if we need quick answers."

Others praise the customised service: "The lawyers are solution-oriented and always work according to client requirements. They are always available for discussions on short notice."

Work highlights Assisted Kansai Paint with its acquisition of Helios Coatings Group in a matter valued at EUR680 million.

Advised SDH on the privatisation of Paloma.

Significant clients Samsic, Tecnopool, Valle Cà Zuliani Società, Telekom Slovenije, Mercator.

Notable practitioners

Vid Kobe is reputed for his work in restructuring but he also advises on privatisations and M&A deals. He recently advised Raiffeisen on the disposal of the capital structure of Akripol. Clients describe him as "flexible and knowledgeable; he provides us with out-of-the-box solutions."

Practice head Marko Prušnik has recently been particularly active in the area of privatisations, advising several state-owned companies on disposals. He also assists with M&A deals in the region, and his sector focus covers automotive, transportation and retail. One client states: "He is responsive and practical, and always tries to find the most suitable solution for the case at hand."

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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Markus Bruckmüller and Laura Štruc
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed practice, advising on all types of M&A transactions, and has recently been particularly active on large private equity deals. Utilises its excellent network in the CEE region to advise on cross-border matters, frequently representing international as well as domestic financial institutions. Also active in privatisation deals.

Strengths Clients are impressed with Wolf Theiss's abilities, both at international and local level. One client states: "The lawyers are highly responsive and have a deep knowledge of the local market," while another adds: "They are excellent and one of the best ones internationally in this tricky market."

Others appreciate the broad range of services offered by the firm: "They are on top, with their wide range of legal knowledge. It is a one-stop shop, which is their main strength."

Work highlights Served as legal counsel to Società Italiana Acetilene e Derivati on its acquisition of Istrabenz plini.

Advised CEE Equity Partners on China-CEE Investment Cooperation Fund's acquisition of an 84% stake in Enlux & JRS.

Significant clients York Capital Management, ALPEN Invest.

Notable practitioners

Top-rated Markus Bruckmüller gains praise for his excellent work on cross-border M&A transactions, mainly representing strategic investors and private equity funds. He is particularly active in the real estate sector. Clients describe him as "brilliant," and one adds: "He has a combination of knowledge of the local market and of how international companies carry out transactions."

Laura Štruc is active in cross-border deals and is especially noted for her abilities in insolvency matters and regulatory aspects of transactions. One client states: "She is thorough, flexible and creative and always tries to find workable solutions."

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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Aleš Lunder
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Global firm often acting for funds and investors on transactions with Slovenian targets. Sector focuses include automotive, telecoms, finance, energy and construction. Frequently collaborates with its extensive network of offices on cross-border matters, most notably with Germany and CEE.

Strengths One client highlights the quality of the advice, stating: "The service was timely and the team was capable of solving really complex matters."

Another client praises the skills of the lawyers, stating: "They are detailed and have broad experience."

Work highlights Advised Innova Capital on its acquisition of Trimo Tebnje in a matter valued at EUR95 million.

Assisted Andlinger & Company with the EUR27.5 million acquisition of ETI.

Notable practitioners

Aleš Lunder advises foreign investors on M&A transactions in Slovenia. He is known for his commercial mindset, and one interviewee states: "He is business-oriented and pragmatic. He focuses on the important issues, and doesn't complicate them."

About the Team (content provided by CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz)

CMS has an established and well-known Corporate / M&A department with a prominent record of accomplishments in advising on privatisation deals and distressed debt M&A transactions, headed by partner Aleš Lunder with over 20 years of experience in the industry and with CMA.

Having been involved in most of the major M&A transactions in Slovenia in the past 9 years, CMS has advised on the following high-profile cases in the course of 2016 and 2017:

  • advising a consortium of majority stakeholders consisting of DUTB, SDH and five banks in the sale of its majority stake of the company CIMOS (car-parts producer with additional locations in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia) to TCH Cogeme, part of Italy’s private equity firm Palladio Holding Group. The transaction was due to additional factors like the conclusion of a financial restructuring agreement and a side agreement with the Croatian government very complex and is one of the most prominent transactions in Slovenia this year.
  • advising Innova Capital in the acquisition of Trimo Trebnje further confirmed the renowned position of CMS advising PE Funds as it has advised and still is  advising Cinven, KKR and Mid Europa Partners on their operations and potential acquisitions in Slovenia.
  • advising Andlinger, a family fund, in the acquisition of one of the leading producers of electrical fusers ETI Izlake and the strategic investor Raycap in the acquisition of the surge protection producers Iskra Zaščite and Varsi.

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Karanović & Nikolić in cooperation with local lawyers - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marko Ketler
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly active on multijurisdictional matters involving the SEE region. Work spans a number of sectors including IT, life sciences and food. Recently the team has been particularly active in M&A, restructuring and NPL transactions.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's ability to analyse situations, stating: "The service was efficient and professional. The team showed us a realistic view of the matter, and advised on how to handle it."

Another interviewee notes responsiveness as a key attribute: "They had a strategic view of the matter, and the communication flow was very good."

Work highlights Assisted KJK Fund II with its acquisition of shares in Kovinoplastika Lož.

Advised Arterium on the acquisition of shares in Marifarm.

Significant clients Pine River Capital Management, SkyToll, AA International Aviation Holding.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Marko Ketler gains recognition for his work on transactions, most notably privatisations and NPL deals. He is singled out by one interviewee for his "responsiveness and ability to communicate comprehensively, and to meet deadlines."

About the Team (content provided by Karanović & Nikolić in cooperation with local lawyers)

Local lawyers cooperating with Karanović & Nikolić in Slovenia offer a wide spectrum of legal services covering everything from corporate mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance matters, public-private-partnerships (PPP) as well as real estate and infrastructure projects, to general aspects of business law in Slovenia in relation to day-to-day operations from clients. 

The team is led by Marko Ketler, Senior Partner and Attorney at Law in cooperation with Karanović & Nikolić, who has over ten years of experience in advising clients on M&A and restructuring transactions, and is actively involved in several significant M&A, banking and finance and restructuring projects in the country.

We have advised on several of the most significant deals that have taken place in the local markets. The experience of our corporate team ensures that we have the capacity and the personnel to successfully conclude the most complex transactions in a timely manner. Transactions such as joint ventures, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, privatisations, restructurings, takeover bids, auctions and share sales are regularly handled by our mergers and acquisitions specialists.
We regularly support clients in dealing with M&A transactions, financing (both refinancing as well as acquisition financing) and transactions regarding the NPLs i.e. disposal and acquisition of credit/deposit portfolios, regulatory notifications, transfer of collateral and advising in relation to servicing of such claims.

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Ulčar & Partnerji - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noteworthy team recognised for its capabilities across all of the corporate and commercial spectrum. Regularly handles sophisticated transactions including privatisation mandates. Recent cases involve the telecoms and banking sectors, as well as management of day-to-day corporate issues. Frequently sought after by local and international clients for assistance with corporate planning for acquisitions and investments.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "They are a very good firm with a good network of international law firms."

Notable practitioners

Matjaž Ulčar is best known for his work on international M&A transactions and privatisations. Interviewees describe him as "a very good lawyer."

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Eminent Practitioner

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Aleš Rojs has long-standing experience of leading large M&A deals and is lauded as "a standout lawyer." Clients describe him as "commercial, proactive and responsive."

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Eminent Practitioner

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Nina Šelih is praised for her long-standing prominence in the market, especially in the area of M&A, where she advises corporates and funds on investments in Slovenia. Interviewees describe her as "a first-class lawyer who has developed the best practice in Slovenia."

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Band 1

Markus Bruckmüller

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Top-rated Markus Bruckmüller gains praise for his excellent work on cross-border M&A transactions, mainly representing strategic investors and private equity funds. He is particularly active in the real estate sector. Clients describe him as "brilliant," and one adds: "He has a combination of knowledge of the local market and of how international companies carry out transactions."

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Band 1

Jadek & Pensa

From the Chambers Europe guide

Highly revered founding partner Srečo Jadek advises on a broad range of commercial issues including insolvencies and restructuring. He has been particularly active in larger M&A transactions such as Magistrat International's share deal sale of the Inditex franchises in Slovenia. Sources describe him as a "very experienced good negotiator who never loses his nerves."

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Band 1

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

The widely respected Grega Peljhan advances to the top band for his excellent work in M&A, privatisations and investments. He primarily advises private equity funds and banks. Interviewees describe him as "a pillar of the modern legal profession in Slovenia." 

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Band 1

Jadek & Pensa

From the Chambers Europe guide

Highly respected co-managing partner Pavle Pensa is noted for being "a very good and knowledgeable negotiator." He principally advises on M&A transactions and related competition law matters.

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Band 1

Nataša Pipan Nahtigal

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Department co-head Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is top-rated for her work in M&A and commercial matters, frequently advising foreign investors and corporates on acquisitions and entry into the Slovenian market. She is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe her as a "tremendous lawyer." One source adds: "Her advice was timely and to the point. It was concise when necessary and detailed when we needed further info." She is also recognised for her strength in competition matters.

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Band 2

ODI Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Uroš Ilić is best known for his excellence in restructuring and insolvency matters, but is also frequently seen working on cross-border M&A. One client states: "He is focused, client-oriented and a good listener. He can solve bumpy situations and offers sound business advice." 

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Band 2

Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Matej Kavčič is well known for his work on M&A transactions and boasts particular strength in related competition issues. His sector focuses include telecommunications, insurance and banking. One client states: "He listens well and is very supportive. He thinks broadly and he is very strategic."  

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Band 3

Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Simon Bračun has built his name in the areas of public procurement, restructuring and general M&A. His clients are primarily banks and international funds. One client states: "As soon as you start working with him you feel relaxed. Every negotiation in a deal is a journey and you feel good when you have him on your side."

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Band 3

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 noted for his work on distressed M&A and restructuring deals. He is particularly active in the real estate, IT and manufacturing industries. One client states: "He is a devoted, creative and highly professional lawyer with good knowledge and consideration for his clients' needs and expectations." 

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mia Kalaš specialises in a range of matters relating to corporate and commercial law, including M&A deals and capital markets transactions. She often advises international private equity and investment funds, and receives endorsement from interviewees, who deem her "a goal-oriented practitioner who knows how to get deals done."

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Band 3

Schoenherr Slovenia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vid Kobe is reputed for his work in restructuring but he also advises on privatisations and M&A deals. He recently advised Raiffeisen on the disposal of the capital structure of Akripol. Clients describe him as "flexible and knowledgeable; he provides us with out-of-the-box solutions."

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Band 3

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aleš Lunder advises foreign investors on M&A transactions in Slovenia. He is known for his commercial mindset, and one interviewee states: "He is business-oriented and pragmatic. He focuses on the important issues, and doesn't complicate them." 

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Band 3

Schoenherr Slovenia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Marko Prušnik has recently been particularly active in the area of privatisations, advising several state-owned companies on disposals. He also assists with M&A deals in the region, and his sector focus covers automotive, transportation and retail. One client states: "He is responsive and practical, and always tries to find the most suitable solution for the case at hand." 

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Band 3

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bojan Šporar is best known for his work on M&A and corporate restructuring, advising corporates as well as banks. Sources describe him as "really knowledgeable and efficient in negotiations. He gets to the core of the issue."

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Band 3

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Laura Štruc is active in cross-border deals and is especially noted for her abilities in insolvency matters and regulatory aspects of transactions. One client states: "She is thorough, flexible and creative and always tries to find workable solutions." 

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Band 3

Ulčar & Partnerji

From the Chambers Europe guide

Matjaž Ulčar is best known for his work on international M&A transactions and privatisations. Interviewees describe him as "a very good lawyer." 

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Up and Coming

Karanović & Nikolić in cooperation with local lawyers

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Marko Ketler gains recognition for his work on transactions, most notably privatisations and NPL deals. He is singled out by one interviewee for his "responsiveness and ability to communicate comprehensively, and to meet deadlines."

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Up and Coming

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Premelč is increasingly visible in the market for his work in M&A and commercial advice, with particular strength in media law and data protection.

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