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.
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.
– Slovenian, English, Serbian, Croatian, German
– Law Faculty of Ljubljana University, Slovenia (1981)
– 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)
– 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)