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Selih & Partnerji has advised Supernova on its EUR 220 million acquisition of seven shopping malls and five smaller shopping centers from Centrice Real Estate GmbH, a member of America's Lone Star fund. The sellers were advised by Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partnerji.

Read more: Selih & Partnerji and RPPP Advise on Supernova's Acquisition of Shopping Centers in Slovenia

“Well, the legal market is pretty much stable – all firms stay firmly in their places, not a lot of tectonic shift …. all is quiet on the Western front," smiles Robert Prelesnik, Senior Partner at Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners in Ljubljana. “Our economy has been rather stable too, even as we approach a period of slight stagnation – we are quite far away from a recession, which is a good thing in this day and age of Europe," says Prelesnik.

Read more: The Buzz in Slovenia with Robert Prelesnik of Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners

In the light of the favourable economic climate and affordable financing sources, Slovenia has been facing a lively M&A market in the recent few years, especially in the area of commercial real estate. Further, companies are eager to refinance their existing debt or borrow new funds under the more favourable conditions currently available on the market.  Since the majority of financing is done via standard bank financing, every deal poses the same old question: “How will be the loan secured”?

Read more: Financial Assistance Under Slovenian Law – Major Points Worth Considering in Structuring Your Deal

Intellectual property law in the European Union governs the creation and commercial exploitation of exclusive rights given by statutory law to a creator (or inventor). An EU Member State grants a creator a temporarily limited right – intellectual property right – to exclude others from any exercise of the protected intellectual property right as an incentive to promote creative works, innovation or to prevent market confusion. In other words, the main purpose why a state grants intellectual property rights stems from its pursuance of the above-mentioned public interest.

Read more: Unilateral Refusal to License Intellectual Property Rights in EU Competition Law

Schoenherr Ljubljana has advised Immofinanz AG on its purchase of a real estate portfolio consisting of five shopping centers from Centrice Real Estate, which was advised by Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners.

Read more: Schoenherr and Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Advise on Acquisition of Five Shopping Parks in...

Resentment by domestic law firms in CEE markets against the international and regional firms that have moved in on their once exclusive domain is a common, though perhaps diminishing, refrain. How do domestic law firms in Slovenia feel about the foreign firms that have opened up shop next door?

Read more: A Consideration of Foreign Law Firms in Slovenia

Law firm Miro Senica and Attorneys has advised household appliance manufacturer Gorenje d.d., on its December 20, 2018 sale of Gorenje Surovina d.o.o., a waste management services provider in Slovenia, to Eko Surovina d.o.o., a member of the Rastoder Group. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised the buyers on the deal.

Read more: Miro Senica and Attorneys and Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Advise on Sale of Gorenje...

Selih & Partners has advised the KJK Fund on its acquisition of Slovenian sporting goods manufacturer Elan from MLI (part of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch group) and Wiltan (part of VR Capital group) as sellers of Elan. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised the sellers.

Read more: Selih & Partners and RPPP Advise on KJK Fund Acquisition of Sporting Goods Manufacturer Elan

Selih & Partners has advised Slovenia's NLB banking and finance group on a long-term syndicated loan of USD 72 million and a mid-term revolving facility of EUR 30 million extended by a consortium of banks which it belongs to the Interblock Group. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised Interblock on the deal.

Read more: Selih & Partners and RPPP Advise on Syndicated Loan for Interblock Group

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners, and Allen & Overy (together with Consultant Hugh Owen of Go2Law), have advised insurer Generali CEE Holding BV, a part of Italy's Generali Group, on its EUR 245 million acquisition of Adriatic Slovenica Zavarovalna Druzba d.d from financial group KD Group d.d. Ulcar & Partnerji and solo-practitioner Simon Gabrijelcic advised the buyers on Slovenian law matters, and Mayer Brown advised on English law matters.

Read more: RPPP, Allen & Overy, Ulcar & Partnerji, and Mayer Brown Advise on Adriatic Slovenica Acquisition

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners at a Glance

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners – a team of innovative lawyers, continuously ranked as a top-tier law firm in Slovenia. Great effort made to understand the clients’ needs, goal orientation and ability to combine international experience with a sound application of local law is what makes us the first choice firm for a number of foreign clients. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & partners is the largest Slovenian firm specializing in commercial and corporate law and has since its establishment in 1989 advised clients in key Slovenian M&A, financing and restructuring transactions. We appreciate that our local legal order forms part of a wider international commercial and legal framework. This is why we nurture internationally-oriented lawyers and retain individuals with postgraduate degrees and work experience from English, German and French speaking regions.  

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