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.

Owner, Director

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.

“I love the law. I perform my job with pleasure and love. On the basis of professional, accurate, and reliable work, I am using my legal knowledge to act justly and to help people and economic entities in the market.”

Practice Areas:

  • Expert for Patents
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney at the European Union Intellectual Property Office

Education:

  • CEIPI (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies), University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France – Basic Training in European Patent Law (2015/2016-2016/2017)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, CBE – Training Programme for professional training of candidates for detectives (2015) – specialization in the field of intellectual property
  • WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, Innovation Division and The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (2012) – Intellectual property valuation training
  • WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization and The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2010) – Franchising and Licensing Agreement
  • European Patent Office, European Patent Academy (2009) – European Patent Academy Summer School AU47-2009 “IPR for researches”
  • The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (2003) – Master examination for Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • The Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of the Interior, Directorate for the Organization and Development of Administration, Administration Academy (2002) – Master examination for employees in the public administration and justice system
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law – International law / university degree in law (2000)

Work experience:

  • 2008 onwards: KETNER, Ltd. – Founder, Director of the company, Trade Mark and Design Attorney
  • 2006-2009: AGENCIJA VEBO, družba za invencije, pravno svetovanje in nove medije, d.o.o. – Director
  • 2005-2006: HIGHER COURT IN MARIBOR – Judicial intern
  • 2004-2005: INSTITUTE OF SHAREHOLDERSHIP – Legal consultant and project manager
  • 2003: MIRO SENICA – ODVETNIK – Attorney, lawyer intern
  • 2001-2002: SCHOENHERR, d.o.o. – Head of Legal Department
  • 2000-2001: STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA – Lawyer intern
  • During my studies, I worked as an Assistant in the framework of two international PHARE projects; “Further Alignment of Slovene Statistical Methodology with EC Requirements and Reinforcement of the Institutional Capacity of Slovene Statistical Office in View of Accession to the EU” (SORS) and “Approximation of Legislation and Enforcement Programme” (Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for legislation).

Languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Croatian

Firm Overview:

We are Slovene legal office specialising in intellectual property, focusing on industrial property (trademarksindustrial designspatents, etc.).We provide legal advice, prepare expert reports, and perform searches and monitoring and other specialist support in the field of industrial property rights and beyond.

We provide representation in the processes of acquisition, registration, maintenance, and enforcement of industrial property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs…). We are official Patent Attorney entered in the Register of Patent Attorneys at the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (No. 258) and the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (EU) (No. 46191).

We provide representation in domain names disputes.

We encourage the development of copyright, intellectual property and other rights deriving from the creative activities of human being.

We are the owners of ZASCITA.SI, PROTECTION.SI and KLIK TV trademarks, and the company founder, Meti Ketner, is the co-owner of VODA.SI trademark.

We are ambitiously tackling everyday tasks. Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property and intellectual property protection.

Ingrid Drozg

Ingrid Drozg is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services, Tax and Payrolls expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ingrid directly using the contact details listed above.

At Foreign Entrepreneur Business Centre, we offer business immigration consulting in any procedure about obtaining work and resident permit, company formation and also investments. We also offer guidance through the whole process of gaining your work and residence permit for you and your family. Our main objective is to help with immigration and for you to start your or your family’s new life as smoothly as possible.

You want to invest in Slovenia? You can invest in your business our real estate. We can help you to choose your investment.

Our goal is to help you find the home or investments of your dreams. Our partners will listen to your needs and wishes and come up with the real estate that will suit you best. If it is an investment that you’re looking for, our experts will create a plan where you will maximise your profit with your real estate. But if it is a new home that you are looking for, then we will find the best place for you and your family. We will also take care of documents and procedures of purchasing your real estate and also find a tenant.

Accounting Practice:

We are specialised in foreign clients. We are a professional accounting firm with a qualified and dedicated team of accountants and tax experts. We provide a wide range of high-quality accounting, tax, financial and business services to foreign clients. In 2015 and 2014, we were selected among the top three accounting firms in Republic of Slovenia. Later there were no selections.

We can provide an all-round service to you from abroad. Carrying out on your behalf any national procedure concerning residence, permit acquisition, investment, communication with authorities, and business. While you are out of Slovenia, we can also work with you using modern e-communication channels. The software we are using makes it possible to conduct e-business remotely and paperless.

Our accountants will carefully listen to you and your needs. We’ll do our best to adjust communication and the way we work to best suit your needs. Establishing a long-term relationship of partnership that is based on respect, effective collaboration, and high-quality work is our priority. We also wish to communicate with you on a regular basis, provide you with advice and interpret accounting information because your success is also a prerequisite for our growth.

When we start our collaboration, you will be assigned a personal accountant, who will keep your books. He or she will also check your operations and advise you in a professional and responsible manner. Your personal accountant will answer all your questions and explain what to look out for as you start your business. You will be informed about your obligations and the possibilities for managing your business as efficiently as possible. Our accountant will also be your personal contact point in case you need to carry out any administrative procedure.

We offer consulting at business immigration to Europe, work and residence permit, company formation, investments, accounting and more. As top experts in the field, we will answer all your questions and carry out professionally any procedure that is required to start your new life in Slovenia or open your business. We’ll take you through the entire process from gaining residence and work permit, finding the right real estate for you to helping you with everyday life situation. You too will be given an all-round support, and we expect from you numerous questions about living conditions in Slovenia, institutions, addresses and anything that matters in your new environment. We can also help you open your own business. Your new company will also receive comprehensive support when it comes to accounting, tax, financial, human resources and legal services.

Nataša Pirc Musar

Nataša Pirc Musar is our exclusively recommended Data Protection (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.

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.

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.

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.

Srečo Jadek

Srečo Jadek is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Srečo directly using the contact details listed above.

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.

In corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organisations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities.

Firm Overview:

The law firm Jadek & Pensa is an office with a rich history in the Slovenian legal area, as its beginnings date back to 1958. Since its inception, we have been committed to excellence, with the aim of exceeding the expectations of our customers. We invest time in understanding the interests of our clients, which we always put first. We encourage our experts to look for solutions beyond established frameworks to ensure innovation and efficiency for our customers. Customers appreciate our teamwork, which enables effective and comprehensive solutions of complex issues, dedication to goal, trust and ease of communication with each other.

Because of all this, we are today recognized as one of the leading law firms in Slovenia, with a focus on the fields of economic, corporate and transaction law and conflict prevention and resolution. In our work we maintain the highest standards of quality and at the same time keep a close eye on the development of technological trends and the challenges of digitisation, which are increasingly shaping the legal profession.