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CMS Slovenia Welcomes Two New Partners

CMS Slovenia Welcomes Two New Partners

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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz is announcing that lawyers Maja Zgajnar and Dunja Jandl are joining the firm's Slovenia office as Partners. The two lawyers focus on the fields of real estate, property, litigation and banking & finance.

Dunja joined the firm in February and Zgajnar joined in March, the firm reports.

Zgajnar began her career with Schoenherr in 2001, and in 2003 moved to a local law firm. In 2007 she joined Wolf Theiss in Slovenia, then moved back to Schoenherr in February 2013. CMS reports that Zgajnar "has supported almost all major banking & finance projects in Slovenia in the past years," including "the restructuring of the Slovenian conglomerate Istrabenz, which involved 20 banks and liabilities in the amount of close to EUR 1 billion, [and] ... the restructuring of Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia’s largest beverages producer, with an outstanding loan debt of EUR 370 million." The firm reports that "she was involved in the most important NPL sale (ACH d.d. loans) of the Slovenian bad bank DUTB d.d. to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (value over EUR 160 million)."

Jandl, who first joined CMS in 2008 and who focuses primarily on real estate, returns to the firm after a two year interval at Schoenherr. The firm says Strabag, CTP, Bauhaus, and Spitzer GmbH "are just a few of the clients she advised in the past years," and reports that Jandl "will also head the office’s litigation team."

Gregor Famira, head of the CMS office in Ljubljana, comments, “In a market as small as Slovenia, it can be difficult to recruit the best people. The fact that as many as two of them will are joining us bears witness to our outstanding work and the interesting client structure of our office in Slovenia. We are happy that Dunja Jandl and Maja Zgajnar decided to join CMS – both the team and our clients will benefit greatly from this step.”

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