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Dispute Resolution — Slovenia


Jadek & Pensa - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading Slovenian firm acting on commercial litigation and arbitration cases both domestically and internationally. Covers a range of disputes including private enforcement of competition laws and IP trade marks, damages cases and challenging decisions made by national regulatory authorities. Has a broad client base ranging from major international banks to companies in the food and consumer goods, telecoms and construction sectors. Also handles cases before the General Court of the EU and the European Commission.

Strengths Clients are quick to praise the firm's ability to overcome complex issues, one attesting: "We are impressed by the quality of their work as well as their competence in handling extremely complex matters," and continuing on to say: "The firm has a very quick response rate and deadlines are met."

Peers also acknowledge the team's strength in the market: "It is a good team of lawyers in litigation and it is always a challenge going up against them."

Work highlights Represented DARS in litigation proceedings against Impresa Grassetto concerning a dispute over the costs incurred while constructing the Trojane tunnel.

Notable practitioners

Jure Levovnik possesses considerable experience representing a host of clients in complex litigation matters ranging from damages claims to construction disputes, before domestic courts and international bodies such as the VIAC and the ICC. Clients praise his "extremely insightful way of thinking, even in the most complicated cases."

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Jadek & Pensa dispute resolution team is known for its experience in handling the largest and most complex, both domestic and cross-border, litigation and arbitration cases in Slovenia. We have handled and/or participated in complex arbitration cases, both international (ICC, VIAC, ICSID, CAS) as well as domestic. We regularly represent clients before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia.

We have extensive experience in representing clients in various types of disputes and other proceedings related to construction and infrastructural projects, private enforcement of competition laws, antitrust and state aid, intellectual property, damage claims related to M&A projects, public procurement, breach of fiduciary duties of members of management and supervisory bodies, and damage claims in general, employment relationships, corporate matters (challenging of shareholders' meeting resolutions, judicial review of monetary compensation in squeeze-outs), judicial review of administrative decisions of various regulatory authorities (electronic communications, competition, insurance) etc.

We act for clients from various industry sectors. All our team members have a strong background in advisory work for domestic and international clients on a wide range of legal matters related to these sectors, which equips us with the industry-specific knowledge and experience that is required for top quality representation.

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

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive offering with a wealth of experience in litigation and arbitration in commercial disputes representing both domestic and foreign corporate clients. Acts on a broad range of cases regarding insolvency, employment and copyright litigation. Also active on damage claims. Clients include insurance, construction and pharmaceutical companies, as well as foreign and domestic banks. Represents clients before the Slovenian courts as well as before international arbitration centres including the ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL.

Strengths Clients praise the commerciality of the lawyers, saying: "It's like they are part of our company. They think like us in terms of business outlook and best-case scenarios."

Interviewees also praise the "extensive international experience" offered by the team, citing its co-operation with foreign partners.

Work highlights Represented EGS in an ICSID investment treaty arbitration against the state of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Notable practitioners

Matija Testen continues to advise foreign and domestic clients on high-value litigation proceedings. Interviewees deem him "a very prudent lawyer," while clients commend the fact that "he can bring together the most difficult issues and is able to understand complex legal questions in Slovenian and English." He recently acted for Porsche Slovenia on several litigation and administrative proceedings related to the recent diesel emission-testing revelations.

David Premelč is particularly active in arbitration cases, representing a suite of national and international clients before ICSID, UNCITRAL and the ICC. Clients describe him as "a brilliant, very knowledgeable and thoughtful international arbitration specialist."

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Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners is the leading litigation and arbitration practice in Slovenia, having been recognized for handling some of the most high-profile disputes in the region.

The firm is the only Slovenian firm to represent a client in an investment treaty arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), putting it on par with elite global dispute resolution firms. The firm have acted in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations and is experienced in proceedings administered by all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, SIAC, LCA, and VIAC.

The firm has represented a great variety of clients, including companies from the energy, construction and insurance sector, several domestic and foreign financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, local communities and various other companies in disputes with a value regularly exceeding EUR 10 million (in some cases EUR 50 million).

The department has an invaluable experience of representing the clients before various courts, administrative bodies and regulatory agencies on national and EU level. It also has experience in special disputes, such as insolvency-related litigation, banking, employment and all types of intellectual property and copyright protection litigation.

The impeccable reputation and the cost-effective, business-oriented case handling, make Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners a preferred choice for the most complex dispute resolution matters.

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Odvetniki Šelih & partnerji, o.p., d.o.o. - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly respected firm with experience in ADR methods, pre-trial settlements and litigation. Handles corporate and commercial disputes, including cartel proceedings, shareholder disputes and IP matters, as well as disputes with insurance and pension companies for both state and privately-owned legal entities. Particularly active in the banking, real estate, construction and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients include international and Slovenian corporations with extensive experience in defending former management board members.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "very responsive, and that's the thing I value most. They are exceptional in that respect."

Work highlights Represented Swietelsky Magyarorszag in two litigation proceedings against the bankrupt Gradis skupina related to the construction of an underground garage.

Notable practitioners

Gregor Simoniti and Helena Butolen are key contacts for the firm's dispute resolution practice.

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Zdolšek Attorneys at law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected firm specialising in commercial disputes. Represents clients in antitrust disputes, matters of corporate governance, internal investigations and white-collar crime issues. Has a broad client base, which includes telecoms providers, financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Advises both state and privately-owned entities.

Strengths Clients commend the availability of the lawyers, saying: "They are always able to react on short notice and there is always someone available to promptly advise on urgent matters."

Work highlights Represented Telekom Slovenia in a EUR130 million antitrust damages claim lodged by a competitor.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Stojan Zdolšek is described by clients as "a great team leader" and "very client and business oriented," as well as "one of the best litigators and top choices" in the Slovenian market. He is highly active on commercial disputes and recently represented Pivovarna Laško Union in a dispute brought by Perutnina Ptuj concerning an alleged breach of an intra-group loan agreement.

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The Litigation & Dispute resolution department deals with commercial disputes, administrative proceedings and investigations and is renowned for handling some of the most high-profile private and regulatory disputes in the region.

Our frequent involvement in high-stakes disputes arising from various business transactions and regulatory investigations allows us to always stay on top of the most recent procedural and substantive developments. We integrate our leading litigation capabilities with other practice areas to provide a comprehensive service to our clients as we understand their need for practical, commercially sound, and long-term solutions for their businesses.

Our team of trial lawyers builds on decades of experience in representing clients before commercial and other courts, arbitration tribunals, and various administrative bodies such as the Securities Market Agency, Slovenian Competition Authority, Tax Administration, Agency for Communication Networks and Services, as well as institutions of the EU.

We offer excellent advice and representation in all types of commercial disputes as well as expertise in certain specialised areas of litigation:

  • banking, finance & securities disputes,
  • competition litigation & antitrust damages,
  • corporate & M&A disputes,
  • intellectual property disputes,
  • restructuring & insolvency litigation,
  • administrative & regulatory litigation,
  • state aid litigation,
  • tax investigations, and
  • white-collar defence & related civil claims.

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Law firm Kirm & Perpar - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Assists with a range of litigation cases for Slovenian and international clients, particularly acting for former managers. Frequently represents clients in labour disputes and contentious corporate matters.

Strengths Clients praise the responsiveness of the team, adding that the lawyers provide "business-oriented advice which is communicated to us in simple and understandable language."

Work highlights Represented Opel Automobile and Chevrolet Deutschland before the Slovenian Administrative and Supreme Courts in regulatory and taxation disputes.

Notable practitioners

Matej Perpar is a key contact.

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Schoenherr Slovenia - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Noted disputes team often acting for banks and financial institutions. Focuses on management liability and insolvency-related disputes. Also handles post-M&A disputes, employment issues and construction litigation. Provides cross-border assistance through its network of offices across Eastern Europe.

Work highlights Advised TCK on a EUR5.8 million damages claim against its former management with respect to alleged breaches in the management's fiduciary duties.

Acted for Asko on the enforcement of an arbitral award granted by a Dutch arbitral tribunal.

Notable practitioners

Bojan Brežan advises international clients on a range of commercial disputes, particularly in bankruptcy litigation and insolvency proceedings. He recently acted for HETA Asset Resolution on preliminary bankruptcy proceedings brought by its creditors.

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Band 1

Jadek & Pensa

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jure Levovnik possesses considerable experience representing a host of clients in complex litigation matters ranging from damages claims to construction disputes, before domestic courts and international bodies such as the VIAC and the ICC. Clients praise his "extremely insightful way of thinking, even in the most complicated cases."

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Band 1

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

Matija Testen continues to advise foreign and domestic clients on high-value litigation proceedings. Interviewees deem him "a very prudent lawyer," while clients commend the fact that "he can bring together the most difficult issues and is able to understand complex legal questions in Slovenian and English." He recently acted for Porsche Slovenia on several litigation and administrative proceedings related to the recent diesel emission-testing revelations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Zdolšek Attorneys at law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Stojan Zdolšek is described by clients as "a great team leader" and "very client and business oriented," as well as "one of the best litigators and top choices" in the Slovenian market. He is highly active on commercial disputes and recently represented Pivovarna Laško Union in a dispute brought by Perutnina Ptuj concerning an alleged breach of an intra-group loan agreement.

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Band 2

Schoenherr Slovenia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bojan Brežan advises international clients on a range of commercial disputes, particularly in bankruptcy litigation and insolvency proceedings. He recently acted for HETA Asset Resolution on preliminary bankruptcy proceedings brought by its creditors.

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Up and Coming

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

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Premelč is particularly active in arbitration cases, representing a suite of national and international clients before ICSID, UNCITRAL and the ICC. Clients describe him as "a brilliant, very knowledgeable and thoughtful international arbitration specialist."

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