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Competition/Antitrust — Slovenia


Jadek & Pensa - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advising on all aspects of competition law, including merger filings, cartel matters and state aid issues. Also offers expertise in antitrust litigation. Reputed for its corporate capabilities. Advises international clients on competition considerations when taking over Slovenian companies.

Strengths Clients commend the team's experience and are impressed with the "flexible and well-organised services."

Notable practitioners

Pavle Pensa is recognised by interviewees for his long-standing experience and for being "well established" in the competition area. He is particularly experienced in antitrust litigation, and he is renowned for his academic track record.

Janja Zaplotnik is regarded as "a bright and talented individual" by interviewees. She is known for covering competition compliance and advisory aspects of M&A transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Jadek & Pensa)

Jadek & Pensa competition law team provides full service competition law advice and representation to multinational and Slovenian clients in various industries.

We regularly advise our clients on their contractual relationships with distributors and suppliers and on competition law compliant cooperation with competitors (e.g. joint bidding, specialisation agreements).

We also help tailor pricing policies to companies which may hold a dominant position and assist them regarding compliance with abuse of dominance rules.

We have vast experience in providing competition law compliance trainings, including guidelines for compliant day-to-day operations adapted to specific needs of a client's industry, and dawn raid trainings. We also make sure that no competition concerns in IP or public procurement settings remain unaddressed.

Our team has considerable know-how in handling proceedings before competition protection authority in complex matters, in administrative proceedings due to alleged infringements of competition law and in misdemeanour proceedings with regard on fining. We have also represented clients at civil courts in antitrust damages claims.

Competition law team also deals with competition law aspects of M&As, and is experienced in conducting due diligences and implementation of transactions in line with competition law requirements, as well as taking care of respecting merger control rules.

 


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Law firm Kavčič, Bračun & Partners, o.p., d.o.o. - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished competition team with an excellent track record acting for telecoms clients on state aid and antitrust matters. Frequently acts on merger filings, abuse of dominance cases and cartel matters. Represents clients in local courts and before the European Commission. Also advises clients on competition compliance programmes, including employee training.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "They are easy to get hold of in whatever capacity, they are always open for discussions and try to find new and innovative solutions."

Another client commends the firm's ability in precedent-setting cases: "They have proved to be an essential part of our business when it comes to overcoming difficult legal questions, especially questions where there is not much case law."

Work highlights Advised Telekom Slovenije on the merger notification before the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (SCPA) for the acquisition of sole control of Antenna TV.

Acted for Gorenjska banka on the purchase of a leasing portfolio from HYPO Leasing, including filing the merger notification before the SCPA.

Notable practitioners

Matej Kavčič is recognised for his work in litigious competition cases. He also advises on merger filings for public and private sector clients. One client says: "He always tries to make you feel you are the centre of attention. He is professional and his knowledge is of top quality."

Aleksandra Mitić is known for regularly assisting with merger control cases. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous work at the SCPA.

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Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding firm advising primarily on local competition law. Handles national merger filings and clearances, as well as cartel cases. Growing activity in providing preliminary compliance advice through bespoke training courses, with a focus on rebate policies and dawn raids. Acts for clients across a range of sectors, including construction, public transportation and pharmaceuticals. Additional capabilities in representing clients before the European Commission.

Work highlights Advised Pliva on competition compliance training, focusing on the exchange of sensitive information and rebate policies.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Tomaž Ilešič is known for advising on high-profile cases at the EU level. He recently acted for Conte Montecristo Holdings on drafting and filing the merger notification for the acquisition of Modiana.

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Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team advising on competition issues for both Slovenian and international clients. Often acts on matters of dominance and cartels, as well as merger filings. Advises on diverse industries such as consumer goods, e-commerce and food and beverages. Acts on vertical agreements and advises on the competition risks of takeovers and terminations.

Strengths One client is impressed by "the very good and detailed analysis" the team provides.

Work highlights Assisted Heineken with its fulfilment of behavioural remedies relating to a previous acquisition of two Slovenian breweries.

Notable practitioners

Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is described by sources as "a standout" lawyer in competition cases, while a client says she "combines being a very knowledgeable and professional lawyer with a very pleasant personality." She recently represented Zara in a merger control proceeding concerning the acquisition of five Slovenian companies.

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Odvetniška družba FATUR - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable competition team dealing mostly with cartel cases, merger filings and abuse of a dominant position. Acts on antitrust complaints before national authorities as well as the European Commission, and provides additional compliance advice on data protection and regulatory issues. Offers broad regional expertise and regularly advises clients from the pharmaceutical and transportation sectors.

Strengths One client says: "Their work always reflects their high level of expertise in the field of competition law. Their opinions and filings are well structured, clear and easy to understand despite the complexity of the issues at stake."

Another client praises the firm's "systematic approach to problem solving and its ability to develop multiple solutions."

Work highlights Advised Adventura on the notification before the SCPA for its proposed acquisition of DIGIT PLUS.

Represented Kemofarmacija before the SCPA and the Supreme Court in a cartel case.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Andrej Fatur is revered as a "dedicated" and "prominent" competition lawyer, with clients adding: "He has arguably the best academic background in competition law among Slovenian lawyers, which shows well in his scope of argumentation." He recently advised and represented Adventura before the SCPA during its acquisition of Promet Mesec. He is particularly well versed in competition issues arising in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Helena Belina Djalil is described by clients as "very responsive and diligent in her research," and they add that she "goes the extra mile." She possesses knowledge of both Slovenian and EU competition law, with clients benefiting from her previous experience at the SCPA.

About the Team (content provided by Odvetniška družba FATUR)

Fatur Law firm was built on excellent understanding of Competition law in combination with Telecommunications regulations as a core practice area. Our Competition and Regulatory team consists of leading professionals in the field and is renowned for their unique combination of in depth academic knowledge and attorney expertise with complementary experiences at the Slovenian Competition Authority.

Our team constantly advises leading domestic and international companies in all areas of Competition law. We represent clients in antitrust and merger proceedings before the Slovenian Competition Authority and in private antitrust enforcement cases. We frequently advise on merger notifications and analyse and assess distribution networks and strategic alliances of companies. Our team has unique experience in providing tailor-made competition compliance trainings and implementing antitrust audit programs.

We assist clients in various industries in competition law issues and provide them regulatory law advice, but particularly those in Pharmaceuticals, High Tech industries (especially Telecommunications) and Energy.

Our experts are also contributors to leading publications on EU and Slovenian competition law and provide support to the Slovenian Bar Association in drawing up proposals for effective regulation in the field of competition law.

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Schoenherr Slovenia - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on antitrust, merger control and state aid issues. Also handles compliance work and training programmes. Acts for clients throughout the Eastern European region on proceedings before the European Commission. Clients include companies in the telecommunication, technology and retail sectors. Also noted for litigious competition matters.

Strengths Clients say: "They respond to us very quickly with highly detailed answers which are simple, concise and to the point."

Additional interviewees highlight the multi-jurisdictional capabilities of the firm, saying: "The lawyers possess solid expertise within competition because of their cross-border work and multiple offices throughout the region."

Work highlights Advised Kansai Paint on its acquisition of Helios Coatings, including obtaining eight merger clearances from multiple jurisdictions across Europe, utilising the firm's numerous offices in the region.

Notable practitioners

Eva Škufca is recognised for representing clients in Slovenia and at the EU level, acting for clients from sectors such as TMT and energy. She also advises on state aid issues, and she is highlighted by clients for her cross-border capabilities. She recently assisted Telekom Slovenije with the settlement of its contractual ties with IZI mobil and subsequent competition issues.

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FMMS Fašun, Melihen, Milač, Strojan, o.p., d.o.o - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on cartel investigations and abuse of dominant position cases. Active in contentious matters and provides extensive compliance training for clients.

Notable practitioners

Aleš Melihen is a key contact.

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Wolf Theiss - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on all areas of competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and state aid, complemented by a reputable M&A practice. Offers notable experience in cross-border matters due to its extensive network of offices in the region. Provides additional assistance with compliance issues.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's client-oriented approach: "Wolf Theiss is a good-quality law firm that has learned about our business and provides focused legal advice as a result."

Work highlights Acted for Società Italiana Acetilene e Derivati on the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Istrabenz Plini.

Notable practitioners

Klemen Radosavljević is deemed a "very capable and excellent competition lawyer" by interviewees. He assists clients with merger filings and compliance issues, with additional capabilities in M&A and banking and finance matters.

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Zdolšek Attorneys at law - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Handles contentious and non-contentious competition matters for a range of Slovenian and international clients at the domestic and EU level. Notable experience in cartel cases and domestic merger filings, predominantly for companies in the telecoms and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight the lawyers' key strength as their responsiveness, stating: "They are always able to react on short notice and there is always someone available to promptly advise on urgent matters."

Interviewees also praise the team's litigation capabilities: "The firm has an incredibly strong team for dealing with the most complex antitrust matters and extensive experience in litigation, which makes it a strong ally in the most critical matters involving high risks."

Work highlights Acted for Telekom Slovenije on a EUR130 million antitrust damages claim brought by a competitor.

Represented the Medical Chamber of Slovenia before the European Commission in a state aid complaint regarding the advantage of public hospital grants over private providers.

Notable practitioners

Irena Jurca is "particularly known for managing large and complex cases requiring up-to-the-minute expertise in antitrust law," an interviewee explains. Regularly representing clients from the telecoms sector, she recently acted for Telekom Slovenije on a EUR87 million claim brought by Telemach concerning an alleged abuse of dominance.

Founding partner Stojan Zdolšek utilises his skills in litigation to assist a range of state-owned and private companies with their competition matters, from merger control filings to cartel proceedings. Known to "excel at handling critical situations under pressure," he recently acted for Geoplin before the SCPA on proceedings regarding an alleged abuse of dominance.

About the Team (content provided by Zdolšek Attorneys at law)

Competition/antitrust is one of the firm's most prominent practice areas, where we can offer up-to-the-minute knowledge of national and EU developments affecting our clients. We regularly advise companies on the most complex competition law cases in the areas of merger control, vertical restrictions, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, sector regulation and market investigations, and antitrust damages. Our competition litigation team has a strong track record of representing undertakings in investigations and at all stages of proceedings before the competition authorities and administrative courts. We provide truly sustainable and effective solutions by acquiring thorough knowledge of a particular industry and the business at hand, especially in the fields of telecommunications, energy, consumer goods and services, and procurement and bidding markets.

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Band 1

Odvetniška družba FATUR

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Andrej Fatur is revered as a "dedicated" and "prominent" competition lawyer, with clients adding: "He has arguably the best academic background in competition law among Slovenian lawyers, which shows well in his scope of argumentation." He recently advised and represented Adventura before the SCPA during its acquisition of Promet Mesec. He is particularly well versed in competition issues arising in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Tomaž Ilešič is known for advising on high-profile cases at the EU level. He recently acted for Conte Montecristo Holdings on drafting and filing the merger notification for the acquisition of Modiana.

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Matej Kavčič is recognised for his work in litigious competition cases. He also advises on merger filings for public and private sector clients. One client says: "He always tries to make you feel you are the centre of attention. He is professional and his knowledge is of top quality."

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Band 1

Jadek & Pensa

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pavle Pensa is recognised by interviewees for his long-standing experience and for being "well established" in the competition area. He is particularly experienced in antitrust litigation, and he is renowned for his academic track record.

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Nataša Pipan Nahtigal

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nataša Pipan Nahtigal is described by sources as "a standout" lawyer in competition cases, while a client says she "combines being a very knowledgeable and professional lawyer with a very pleasant personality." She recently represented Zara in a merger control proceeding concerning the acquisition of five Slovenian companies.

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Band 2

Zdolšek Attorneys at law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Irena Jurca is "particularly known for managing large and complex cases requiring up-to-the-minute expertise in antitrust law," an interviewee explains. Regularly representing clients from the telecoms sector, she recently acted for Telekom Slovenije on a EUR87 million claim brought by Telemach concerning an alleged abuse of dominance.

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Band 2

Aleksandra Mitić

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aleksandra Mitić is known for regularly assisting with merger control cases. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous work at the SCPA.

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Band 2

Schoenherr Slovenia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eva Škufca is recognised for representing clients in Slovenia and at the EU level, acting for clients from sectors such as TMT and energy. She also advises on state aid issues, and she is highlighted by clients for her cross-border capabilities. She recently assisted Telekom Slovenije with the settlement of its contractual ties with IZI mobil and subsequent competition issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Zdolšek Attorneys at law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Stojan Zdolšek utilises his skills in litigation to assist a range of state-owned and private companies with their competition matters, from merger control filings to cartel proceedings. Known to "excel at handling critical situations under pressure," he recently acted for Geoplin before the SCPA on proceedings regarding an alleged abuse of dominance.

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Up and Coming

Klemen Radosavljević

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Klemen Radosavljević is deemed a "very capable and excellent competition lawyer" by interviewees. He assists clients with merger filings and compliance issues, with additional capabilities in M&A and banking and finance matters.

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Associates to watch

Helena Belina Djalil

Odvetniška družba FATUR

From the Chambers Europe guide

Helena Belina Djalil is described by clients as "very responsive and diligent in her research," and they add that she "goes the extra mile." She possesses knowledge of both Slovenian and EU competition law, with clients benefiting from her previous experience at the SCPA.

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Associates to watch

Jadek & Pensa

From the Chambers Europe guide

Janja Zaplotnik is regarded as "a bright and talented individual" by interviewees. She is known for covering competition compliance and advisory aspects of M&A transactions.

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