Nataša Pirc Musar, PhD

Nataša Pirc Musar is our exclusively recommended Data Proctection (GDPR) Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nataša directly using the contact details listed above.

Nataša was born in 1968 in Ljubljana. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1992, she passed the national bar examination in 1997. After completing her studies, she was employed for six years at the Slovenian national television station as a journalist and news presenter for the main news programme TV Dnevnik. Subsequently, she worked for five years as a news presenter on “24 ur”, the primary information programme of the largest commercial television broadcaster in Slovenia, POP TV.

She gained additional experience in journalism at CNN, and studied at the Media Department of Salford University in Manchester in the UK for two semesters. During her studies she did professional internships at BBC, Granada TV, Sky News, Reuters TV, and Border TV. She has also written newspaper articles and worked on radio.

Striving for new knowledge, in 2001 she moved to the financial sector, where she joined the largest Slovenian private financial corporation, Aktiva Group, as Head of Corporate Communications. In April 2003 she became the Director of the Training and Communications Centre of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. On July 15 2004, the National Assembly elected her the second Slovenian Commissioner for Access to Public Information. She was nominated for this position by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Since 31 December 2005, when the Office of the Commissioner for Access to Public Information merged with the Inspectorate for Personal Data Protection, Nataša Pirc Musar has held the office of Information Commissioner.

Upon the proposal of the President of the Republic Dr. Danilo Türk, on May 21 2009 the National Assembly elected Mrs. Pirc Musar to an additional five-year term as Information Commissioner. She began her new term of office on July 16 2009 and finished it on July 2014.

In October 2009, Nataša Pirc Musar was elected Vice President of the Europol Joint Supervisory Body, and in March 2013 President of the JSB Europol. Members of this supervisory authority are representatives of national supervisory authorities for the protection of personal data from all Europol member states; i.e. the EU Member States. In accordance with the Europol Convention, the mission of the joint supervisory authority is to conduct independent reviews of the activities of Europol in order to ensure that individual rights are not violated by the storage, processing, and use of data held by Europol. The joint supervisory authority monitors the permissibility of the further transfer of data originating from Europol.

On 9 December 2014 she took an oath as attorney at law at the Slovenian Bar Association. From the 1 January 2015 Nataša Pirc Musar is the director and owner of the Law Firm Pirc Musar.

In November 2015 she successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at Law Faculty in Vienna, Austria titled How to strike the right balance between access to public information and personal data protection – using a public interest test.

From 2015 until 2019 she was a member of a jury at Journalism Fund in Brusseles evaluating grant proposals for journalistic investigative stories.

Nataša Pirc Musar is fluent in Croatian/Serbian and English.

Andrej Andrić

Andrej Andrić is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrej directly using the contact details listed above.

Education:

  • 1997–2002: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana
  • 2002–2003: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität zu Heidelberg, magister legum (LL.M.)
  • 2004: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Master of Legal Studies

Work experience:

  • 1999: Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d
  • 2001: Droga Kolinska d.d.
  • 2001–2002: Law office of attorney Janez Zajc in Ljubljana
  • April 2003: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Frankfurt
  • 2003–2004: High Court in Ljubljana
  • 2003–2010: Law Firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners
  • Since 2010: Law Firm Andrić

Firm Overview:

The law firms Podjed and Andrić have entered into a cooperation arrangement in order to provide the best possible services to their clients.

A professional team of legal experts specialises in the fields of commercial and penal law. We aim at offering clients a broad range of legal services required both by commercial entities in order to facilitate unhindered business operations as well as by natural persons for their personal concerns.

Depending on the needs of the client, we work in cooperation with external advisors in certain fields of specialisation (accounting, customs and tax issues, market research etc.). In order to effect cross-border mandates, we also work in cooperation with a broad network of affiliated law firms in neighbouring countries in the region.

Expeditious action and adaptation and high quality service are the driving principles of our work. We are convinced that they are absolutely decisive in achieving satisfaction for our clients. Most importantly, we are aware of the fact that in today’s business world, direct, practical advice for the client is becoming increasingly important.

Tomaž Lukman

Tomaž Lukman is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tomaž directly using the contact details listed above.

Odvetniška družba Lukman is a law firm based in Slovenia offering in-depth knowledge of the local legal environment combined with cross-border expertise. We successfully represent reputable and market leading corporates as well as high-net-worth individual clients.

Our focus is to provide comprehensive legal and fully-customised advice in all relevant fields of business and commercial law by using its wide-ranging and in-depth experience and sectoral knowledge. Whether they be the large, complex or multijurisdictional transactions or small, lex complex day-to-day services, we get stuck in and come up with innovative strategies for them. As business-oriented attorneys we invest significant time and effort into understanding the client’s business situation and what a successful business outcome for the client represents. The firm’s focus is narrowed on several specialised areas of practice which we believe will help us gain a competitive edge along with greater efficiency and credibility.

We advise our clients, including several industry leaders and significant market players in the Slovenian market, in mergers and acquisitions, corporate, antitrust, banking and finance, commercial law and contracts, energy and infrastructure, labour and employment, intellectual property and technology, restructuring and insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution, media, data protection, while also providing legal advice related to their day-to-day operation.

Meti Ketner

Meti Ketner is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Meti directly using the contact details listed above.

Meti is a passionate and innovative lawyer and a businesswoman, European Trademark and Design Attorney, the CEO and the founder of KETNER® Ltd. which is constantly progressing and expanding and following the key trends of Intellectual Property Protection to which clients can rely on.

Meti is aware that the Intellectual Property Protection sector is constantly evolving. Ideas of the future are already changing the present moment. She is very proud to show the world the intellectual capacity of Slovenia – the rising star of this world.

KETNER® founded by Meti Ketner in 2008 focuses on industrial property protection (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, etc.) and offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to the Intellectual Property Challenges of modern times, both for corporations as well as individuals. To maintain strong market position KETNER® company represent their clients in Intellectual Property Proceedings at the national, European, and international levels.

KETNER®’s professional field extends from the personal touch of in-depth analysis of the idea itself focused on problem-solving inventions and related patent technical documentation, supported by legal advice, expert reports, IP searches, and monitoring, valuating, to the other specialist support in the field of industrial property rights and beyond. Operating with vision and optimism, KETNER®’s protected Intellectual Property is manifesting through brilliant industrial property rights reflecting the originality of its owners. The KETNER®’s coverage ranges from representation in the process of acquisition, registration, maintenance, to enforcement of industrial property rights in Slovenia and worldwide.

Prior to practicing law in her own company, Meti Ketner was working for the larger Slovenian professional legal offices and also for institutions of public importance and in the frame of international projects of great importance for Slovenia. Meti Ketner strives for success working together with the team of highly-qualified experts by doing the best for their clients. To maintain its strong market position KETNER® is reflecting its strength.

Srečo Jadek

1958 – Establishment of Andrej Jadek Law Office
After a short period of working as a judge, Andrej Jadek established his own Law Office. As was customary in Central Europe until the early nineties of the last century, the Law Office operated as a general practice, covering all areas of criminal, civil and commercial law, and offering its services in both commercial and civil cases. It asserted itself mostly as an excellent service in resolving contentious matters.

1983 – Temporary takeover of the Office by Attorney Milosav Miladinović
Following Andrej Jadek’s death, the Office was temporarily taken over by the attorney Milosav Miladinovič, whilst Srečo Jadek was employed as attorney trainee.

1984 – Continuation of the Office as Srečo Jadek Law Office
After registering as an attorney with Slovenia’s Bar Association, Srečo Jadek resumed working on the files of the Andrej Jadek Law Office and continued his father’s general practice and specialization in resolving matters in dispute, but the focus of his work gradually shifted towards commercial law. During this period the Law Office asserted itself, as one of the firsts in Slovenia, in the area of insolvency law, and Srečo Jadek became a bankruptcy trustee in one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in the country.

1990 – Establishment of Pavle Pensa Law Office
In accordance with his previous work as a Research fellow at the Centre of International Cooperation and Development, specialising in international economic and business relationships, Pavle Pensa focused his attention on business law, especially in foreign investments.

1993 – Merger of Srečo Jadek and Pavle Pensa Law Offices into Jadek & Pensa Law Office
Jadek & Pensa Law Office was established as a partnership. The aim of the merger was an establishment of a Law Office, which would specialise in commercial law, offering high quality service both in contentious matters, as well as in protecting clients’ interests in transactions and in regular business operations. Growing complexity of commercial litigation and international business demanded team work of an increasing number of qualified attorneys. Many excellent young attorneys started their legal careers as trainees and attorney candidates with Jadek & Pensa Law Office.

2001 – Transformation into Jadek & Pensa Law Firm
A growing number of clients, the striving after high quality team work, the need for material funds required for a larger group of attorneys, and the need for specialisation have led to the transformation from a two attorney Law Office to a Law Firm, open for new attorneys to join.

2001 – Attorney Boštjan Špec joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner
After completing his attorney candidature in the Office, Boštjan Špec joins the Firm as a partner.

2003 – Attorneys Jasna Car and Simon Gabrijelčič join Jadek & Pensa as partners
After completing their attorney candidatures in the Firm, Jasna Car and Simon Gabrijelčič join Jadek & Pensa as partners.

2005 – Attorney Saša Jemc joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner
After completing her attorney candidature in the Firm, Saša Jemc joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner.

2006 – Attorney Jure Levovnik joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner
After completing his attorney candidature in the Firm, Jure Levovnik joins the Firm as a partner.

2008 – Formation of Lawyers & Friends, SE European Legal Network
A group of leading law firms from the countries of former Yugoslavia has decided to set up a Best Friends Network to meet the needs of their clients. The core participating firms are: Babic & Partners, Zagreb, Croatia; Cukic & Markov, Skopje, Macedonia; Jadek & Pensa, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Prica & Partners, Belgrade, Serbia.
More about this network can be found at www.lawyersandfriends.com.

2010 – Attorney Ožbej Merc joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner
After completing his attorney traineeship and candidature in the Firm, Ožbej Merc joins the Firm as a partner.

2012 – Attorney Patricija Rot joins Jadek & Pensa as a partner
After completing her candidature and working for 5 years as senior associate in the Firm, Patricija Rot joins the Firm as a partner.

Present – 
Jadek & Pensa Law Firm currently consists of nine partners, who are assisted in their pursuit of high quality legal service by a team of junior colleagues attorneys-at-law mag. Mitja Podpečan, Tina Žvanut Mioč, Nina Kristarić, Branka Sedmak, Iris Pensa, Janja Zaplotnik, Borut Leskovec, Aljaž Jadek and tax advisor Domen Romih, attorney candidates Urša Horvat, Gregor Kovačič, Nastja Merlak and attorney trainees Petra Zapušek, Neli Okretič, Aljaž Cankar, Žiga Urankar and Ana Oštir.

Languages:

– Slovenian, English, Serbian, Croatian, German

Education:

– Law Faculty of Ljubljana University, Slovenia (1981)

Experience:

– Trainee at the Ljubljana Court (1982, 1983)
– Sole Practitioner (1984 – 1993)
– Senior Partner in Jadek & Pensa (since 1993)

Membership and Other Duties:

– Slovenian bar (since 1984)
– International Bar Association (since 1998)
– Appointed Bar Examiner (since 1996)

Publications:

– A Practitioners Guide to Takeovers and Mergers, City & Financial Publishing, 2005 (co-author, Chapter – Slovenia)
– Telecommunication Laws in Europe, 5th edition, Tottel Publishers, 2005 (co-author, Chapter – Slovenia)

Nataša Pipan Nahtigal

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, member of the Slovenian Bar Association, member of IBA and AIJA.

Education:

LL.M. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1999)
LL.B. University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1997)

Languages:

Slovenian, English, German

Areas of practice:

Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and finance, Insurance law, Antitrust and competition, Intellectual property, Capital markets, Corporate and commercial law

Law Firm:

CLIENTS’ NEEDS COME FIRST
Our defining value is an unwavering focus on our clients’ business objectives. Founded on professional know-how, firm-wide dedication, responsiveness and hard work, we earn our clients’ trust, and provide practical and accurate legal advice, helping clients overcome obstacles on their way to success.

UNERRING BUSINESS INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS ARE THE RIGHT PATH
We maintain an absolute level of business integrity and professional ethics by rigorously applying our codes of client confidentiality and independence, while implementing secure measures to avoid conflicts of interest and eliminate any possibility of corruption.

COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW IS KEY
As one of the leading Slovenian law firms and with a long tradition of successfully completed projects, we are the optimal choice for even the most complex and innovative matters. We offer a multifaceted approach and analysis from multiple legal and commercial perspectives.

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS FACILITATE PROGRESS
Many years of cooperation with trusted international law firms, as well as our membership of the Lex Mundi and SEE Legal international networks of independent law firms, mean we have the connections to access in-depth specialist knowledge in whichever jurisdiction it is required. We and our clients benefit from and define the global legal trends.