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

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Chairman: Miro Senica Managing
Partner: Uroš Čop
Number of partners: 6 Number of lawyers: 33
Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian

Firm Overview:
For over 30 years Law firm Miro Senica and Attorneys has been building trust and providing top legal services to companies, international corporations and individuals. It is due to its local but also global-minded expertise, the highest commitment to the law and business-oriented approach that the firm has grown to become one of the biggest and most prominent law firms in Slovenia and in the region of Western Balkans.
The firm provides comprehensive and tailored legal advice in all areas of law and in 12 different languages in Slovenia as well as cross-border. The firm is constantly developing new approaches in its working practice as the invention and creativity in resolving complex legal questions is why clients come to the law firm and stay with the firm for many years. Market disruption, technological advances and globalisation are namely a reality for the firm's clients, which is why the lawyers implement a modern and holistic approach to resolving their problems exceeding traditional legal representation. The firm builds relationships with its clients and gain a good knowledge of their aims and needs, which enables them to outline legal risks, advantages and disadvantages of their chosen business strategies and by doing so help them mitigate possible business risks. Besides having an experienced and talented team, the firm teams up with renowned and experienced off-counsels from Slovenia and abroad (former constitutional court judges, economic advisors, tax consultants, etc.) as well as important experts and scientific institutions such as Faculties and Institutes from fields of Law and Economics.

Law Firm Miro Senica is also the only Slovenian law firm collaborating with Andersen Global the international association of legally separate, independent member firms which was established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC and is comprised of tax and legal professionals from all around the world. This exclusive cooperation has strengthened our position as the market leader in corporate and commercial law matters and also enabled the firm to start providing tax consultancy services to the firm's clients with the help of some of the most renowned domestic and international experts.

By employing all the firm's resources, capacities and partnerships as described above, the firm can work as problem solver, providing clients with comprehensive services that help them achieve their business aims the fastest and safest way.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 14 fee earners
- Advising Adria Mobil on a EUR 24 million bond issue
- Advising ACH on EUR 73.5 million overall debt refinancing and creation of new insurance policies with VTB Bank
- Advising Banca IMI on the regime of retail distribution, private placements, listing on regulated and non‐regulated markets in Slovenia of bonds and structured products
- Advising Creatriks (Flexkeeping) on EUR 1.4 million direct investments and the transfers of the claims from convertible loans
- Representation of Lenders (syndicate) in EUR 1 billion acquisition of Telemach and Tušmobil
Contact: Miro Senica, Katja Šumah
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
3 partners, 13 fee earners
- Representation of T-2 in EUR 260 million litigation (abuse of dominant position) and administrative proceedings initiated by Slovenian Competition Protection Agency against Telekom Slovenije
- Representation of Euromedia in EUR 10 million litigation against Pošta Slovenije (abuse of dominant position)
- Representation of Surovina in the administrative antitrust procedure (anti-competitive agreements) and litigation against Slovenian Competition Protection Agency
Contact: Maja Šubic, Uroš Čop
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
3 partners, 13 fee earners
- Advising and representing DM DROGERIE MARKT as general legal counsel and its sole representative in all legal matters
- Advising University medical centre Ljubljana (the largest medical institution in Slovenia) Advising to SANOFI PASTEUR
- Acting as local advisors to Astellas Group
- Advising to Infoblu S.p.A. in the process of public procurement
- Advising and representing PETROL d.d. in several M&A's
- Representation of QUANTEL MEDICAL in EUR 6 million acquisition of Optotek Advising and representing BIO-VET in the process of entering into the ownership structure of the company Meja Šentjur
- Advising Gorenje in the EUR 35 million sale of the business share in the Surovina
- Representing and advising CDE in EUR 2 million company split-off
- Advising AVTOBUSNI PROMET MURSKA SOBOTA d.d. in the process of privatization and acquiring of treasury shares and the Client LINIJA
- Representation of Monte Rock in EUR 31 million in the acquisition of shares in HIT Montenegro and the Maestral tourist complex
Contact: Katarina Kresal, Katja Šumah
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration & Mediation:
3 partners, 14 fee earners
- Representation of AMH d.d in EUR 10,1 million litigation for the payment of damages
- Representation of T-2 in EUR 260 million litigation against Telekom Slovenije d.d. for reimbursment of damages because of Telekom's abuse of dominant position
- Representation of LUKA KOPER, d.d against EUR 32.6 million claim for damage compensation for illegal conduct of managers and members of supervisory board
- Representation of Gorenje Surovina d.o.o. in EUR 1.3 million litigation for compensation for damages arising from a fire at the real estate property, owned by the client
- Representation of ACH in its EUR 22 million litigation against Bank of Slovenia claiming damages due to unlawful expropriation of ACH as 40.8% owner of Factor Banka and in EUR 10 million litigation claiming damages against former president of supervisory board
- Representation of PanSlovenian Investors' & Shareholders’ Association and several small shareholders in two lawsuits against Bank of Slovenia and NLB
- Defending the EUR 235,266 damages claim of Adriatic Slovenica against Bank of Slovenia and successfully challenging the relevant provisions of Banking Act as unconstitutional
Contact: Katarina Kresal
Email: [email protected]

Employment (Labour):
1 partner, 7 fee earners
- Comprehensive legal advising and representation in all employment-related matters of Mercator, Sagentia, DM DROGERIE MARKT, CPK, Strabag, Jamnica, Union Hoteli, Sanofi-aventis, AP Murska Sobota, Tekstil, British Embassy in Ljubljana, Festival Ljubljana
- Leading and managing of operational aspects of preparation and conduct of termination and disciplinary procedures at Mercator
- Advising Creatriks on management of high complexity employment agreements due to bonuses in connection with vesting of shareholdings
Contacts: Neva Čokert, Žiga Sternad
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
2 partners, 7 fee earners
- Representation of GO ASSET in EUR 58 million real estate development project
- Representation of CORUM ORIGIN in the EUR 56 million and EUR 6 million construction and acquisition of the logistics real estate properties
- Representation of Mercator and Union Hoteli in the sale of their real estate
- Advising SBK Holding on the cross-border sale process of Skiper Resort in Croatia and Hotel Riviera in Montenegro (value: EUR 90 million and EUR 7 million)
Contact: Maja Šubic, Petra Plevnik
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
2 partners, 13 fee earners
- Advising MERCATOR in EUR 3 billion restructuring of Fortenova grupa
- Advising Mestna Vrata in EUR 17 million financial reconstruction
- Advising ARABICA in EUR 5.23 million financial reconstruction
- Representation of Eko sklad j.s. in EUR 2.28 million claim against debtor Primorje
- Advising AVTOBUSNI PROMET MURSKA SOBOTA in EUR 1.7 million privatisation and acquisition
- Advising and representing ACH in EUR 140 million restructuring process
- Preventing the bankruptcy procedure of T-2 (value EUR 120 million)
- Advising in EUR 34 million MRA and compulsory settlement of Litostroj Jeklo and EUR 35 million restructuring of collateralised financial receivables to Litostroj Jeklo
- Advising Sava in EUR 242.8 million restructuring procedure
Contact: Miro Senica, Katja Šumah
Email: [email protected], [email protected]