Dr. Andrej Fatur is an internationally recognized legal specialist in the field of Competition Law. In addition to dr. Fatur, our attorneys also gained domestic and international experiences in the field of Competition Law. We represent clients before market regulators – Slovenian Competition Protection Agency and European Commission regarding the alleged breaches as well as gaining approvals in transactions. We also provide representation in disputes in the area of Competition Law area before the Supreme Court, General Court and European Court of Justice.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our legal specialists, as well as external consultants, have extensive and rich experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions in the wide range of business. They participated in domestic as well as international well-known transactions from the last decade. We advise and represent buyers, sellers as well as financial advisors in dealing with transfers of shares and assets, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and joint ventures.
We advise public or private, domestic or foreign business entities in the area of general corporate matters such as are founding of companies, managing companies, joint ventures, carve-outs, spin offs, transfers of assets, liquidations, etc. We provide assistance with negotiations, conduct of general meetings, collection of documentation and with contract drafting, etc.
In this context our attorneys and external consultants provide legal advice to our clients on all aspects of insolvency proceedings. For bankruptcy creditors we monitor proceedings in compulsory settlement, we vote on the proposed financial restructuring plan and report claims in bankruptcy. As well as for the bankruptcy creditors and bankruptcy debtors we conduct litigations regarding bankruptcy, such as challenging the legal acts of the debtor in bankruptcy, challenging claims and rights to separate settlement, etc.
In the field of banking our specialists possess deep understanding of complex banking regulation, practical insight and experience on internal functioning of banks and the banking system as well as extensive experience with the representation of domestic and foreign investors and financial institutions in complex banking and financial transactions. We also possess diverse and rich experience both in project finance, asset finance etc.
Extensive and diverse experience in the field of finance enable us to provide advice to members of the board and issuers of different types of securities both in terms of equity and debt securities and related legal transactions, including derivative financial instruments, investment funds, etc.
We offer our clients a universal approach in the field of restructuring. Our experts have participated in multiple successful restructurings and privatisations and are therefore well acquainted with all the pitfallsof this process. They are also fully aware of the importance of consistency, precision and understand the wider legal/economical/political context these processes entail.
Our legal experts have in-depth knowledge and years of experience with EU law, so we offer our clients comprehensive legal counselling and representation in this field. We are fully informed about the legal consequences, meaning and influence of various legal documents, enacted on the EU level, current legal queries with direct influence, exclusive and partial jurisdiction, EU case law, questions concerning EU and international law etc. We are thoroughly familiar not only with the institutional framework, the inner workings of particular institutions, the internal procedure of decision-making and the influence of interest groups on this process, but with legal representation before the European Commission, General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well.
We offer our clients comprehensive counselling in the field of intellectual property in every economic field, regarding trademark, patent, copyright and related rights. Our services encompass everything from managing to protection, even in court procedures, and compiling license agreements and other contracts concerning protecting intellectual property rights.
IT and telecommunication
We provide extensive counselling in the wide field of telecommunications and information technologies. This includes everything – from regulatory questions, governmental licenses, competition law aspects and take-overs, to formulating policies and strategies. Thus, to provide our clients with the best possible service, we closely cooperate with the Aphaia Company in London. Andrej Fatur, L.D., has, as a specialist in this field, written several publications, among which are the book »Information and Communication Technology Network Industries and EU Competition Policy” Hart Publishing, 2012, UK and, together with Boštjan Makarovič, L.D., the book »EU competition policy in telecommunications sector« and chapter no.17 in the book »Competition Law of the European Community«, Valentine Korah, gen. ed., LexisNexis, USA, 2009 & 2012.
Public Procurement law
We provide legal counsel to our clients on all aspects of the public procurement proceedings in all areas of business and at all stages of the process, as well as legal aspects of negotiations, financing and management. In addition we have rich experience in terms of public-private partnerships.
According to the needs of each project and transactions or in case of disputes, we always provide our clients with advice on tax aspect, for which reason we collaborate with the leading tax experts in Slovenia.
Environmental and Energy Law
Within general commercial law we offer advising on all aspects of environmental law regarding congruity of company's operation with legislation, due diligence and representing clients in relevant judicial and administrative proceedings in the subject matter.
Our virtues in the energy field are broader understanding of complex energy regulation, practical experiences and good grasps of internal operation of the Energy service companies in Republic of Slovenia and energy system in general. Our experts have numerous experiences with representing domestic as well as foreign electro companies in complex disputes.
Real Estate and Construction
We possess in depth understanding of real estate transactions and constructional projects, accompanied by years of experienceadvising investors and owners – i.e. banks, multinational companies, leasing agencies and alike. We offer our clients comprehensive legal service, varying from sale and purchase to financial restructuring. Additionally, we advise our clients in relation to the Construction Agreements and in any disputes thereof.
We offer legal services in all transport sectors– roads, railways, see, air - as well as multimodal transport. We handle enforcement of insurance cases and damage claims. Further we assist our clients to obtain various permissions or licences, etc.
We are specialized in transportation of goods and passengers by the Sea. Our services include drafting various contracts, liability claims, insurance claims, environmental law issues, as well ship sale and purchase, liens and disputes. Further we also provide advise concerning Law of the Sea – the public intentional law prospective.
We advise domestic and multinational companies in all aspects of Labour law, relevant to their operations in Republic of Slovenia.
Sports law combines contract, corporate, labour law, as well as intellectual property rights. We offer clients all-encompassing services, e.g. drafting various sponsor/media/licences/sports-players agreements, drafting constituent documents and rules.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our services include litigation and arbitration services along with other means of dispute settling. This includes representation before various bodies, institutions and tribunals in judicial, administrative, arbitration and other legal proceedings in Slovenia, EU or internationally. Our experts have extensive valuable experiences in litigation in front of the Court of Justice of the EU and the General Court.