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Zdolšek Attorneys at law

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Managing Partner: Stojan Zdolšek
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Languages: Croatian, English, German, Serbian, Slovenian

Firm Overview:
Zdolšek Attorneys at Law is a business law firm with a strong presence of over 25 years in the Slovenian market. The firm offers top-quality expertise in Slovenian corporate and commercial law as well as the related fields of EU legislation. The firm’s portfolio of long-term clients includes numerous Slovenian market leaders as well as multijurisdictional companies and financial institutions. Since its beginnings, Zdolšek Attorneys at law specialises in matters requiring proficiency and experience across multiple fields of company and commercial law. The firm’s most prominent practice areas have long been corporate, commercial, litigation, competition and state aid and white-collar. The firm is best known for handling complex corporate cases and representation in some of the most high-profile business disputes in the jurisdiction.

■ Banking
■ Corporate
■ Competition & EU State Aid
■ Employment
■ Commercial
■ Public Procurement
■ Real Estate
■ Insolvency & Restructuring
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ M&A
■ Tax
■ Telecommunications, Media & IT
■ White-Collar & Regulatory

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The firm has over 25 years of experience in advising public and private corporations on a wide spectrum of corporate matters ranging from general housekeeping, M&A transactions and corporate governance to insolvency issues and restructuring. Recent highlights include:
■ Advising two leading breweries in the region on a process of merger, squeeze-out and a change of corporate form
■ Advising the company operating the only Slovenian port on shareholder relations with its largest shareholder – the state – in a high-profile corporate crisis
■ Advising one of the largest Slovenian holding companies on the sale of their core energy business in the context of the holding’s financial restructuring
■ Advising over a dozen of leading public companies on shareholder relations and conducting general assemblies
Contact: Stojan Zdolšek, Urška Naglič
Tel: +386 1 3078 300
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The litigation practice is renowned for handling some of the most high-profile private and regulatory disputes in the region. The firm routinely handles commercial disputes with values equivalent to those of larger M&A deals in Slovenia. Recently, the team:
■ Achieved a thorough success in defending a leading telecommunications operator against a claim for damages exceeding 130 million EUR
■ Successfully defended a company owning the leading hotels and resorts in Slovenia against an attempted debt-to-equity conversion by the Slovenian Bank Asset Management Company (40 million EUR)
■ Has been representing a company in a private antitrust dispute between competitors with the value exceeding 86 million EUR
■ Has been representing a leading beverage producer in a finance dispute with the value exceeding 10 million EUR
■ Successfully defended a former member of the board of a commercial bank against a claim for 8 million EUR concerning an alleged breach of director’s duties.
Contact: Stojan Zdolšek, Irena Jurca
Tel: +386 1 3078 300
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Competition & EU State Aid:
The firm has over a decade of experience covering the entire range of EU and national antitrust issues as well as EU state aid and antitrust damages. Recent highlights include:
■ Representing a natural gas wholesaler in an abuse of dominance proceedings before the national competition agency
■ Winning an abuse of dominance case in the telecommunications sector before the Supreme Court of Slovenia and achieving a full annulment of the decision of the competition agency
■ Representing a professional organisation in EU state aid complaint proceedings before the European Commission
■ Winning an appeal against the decision of the competition agency in an alleged public procurement bid rigging cartel
■ Participating in expert consultation on the proposed changes of the Slovenian Competition Act
Contact: Stojan Zdolšek, Irena Jurca
Tel: +386 1 3078 300
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

The firm’s lawyers are experienced in advising clients from various industries on a variety of commercial law issues, from drafting commercial contracts to compliance with national and EU regulation. The team has over 20 years of experience with clients selling their goods and services in this market with most notable expertise in the following sectors: banking, construction, food, beverages and other consumer goods, telecommunications and tourism.
Contact: Irena Jurca, Uroš Divjak
Tel: +386 1 3078 300
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

White-Collar & Regulatory:
The firm is highly regarded for representing corporations, boards of directors, committees, executives, public officials and other professionals in high profile criminal cases, regulatory investigations and related civil proceedings. The practice group has a strong track record in advising clients facing exposure in the following areas: antitrust infringements, business crime and fraud, banking and capital market offences, corporate criminal law, insolvency offenses, public procurement offences, and tax offences
Contact: Stojan Zdolšek, Tomaž Bajec
Tel:+386 1 3078 300
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]