Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.


English-Speaking Attorneys in Slovenia

Consular Officers are prohibited from giving legal advice and from acting as agents, attorneys or in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of U.S. citizens.  Americans traveling or residing in foreign countries are subject to the laws and regulations of that country.  The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the Bar Association of Slovenia at telephone number: +386-1-300-3420 or e-mail: info@odv-zb.si.

We are prohibited from recommending one attorney over another.  When you receive a list of attorneys, it is recommended that you contact several attorneys, briefly describing the nature of the services you desire.  Before you decide which attorney to engage, request a written schedule of fees generally charged for the services you need, inquire whether the attorney is fluent in the English language, and become acquainted with a particular attorney.  Do not submit any documents or funds until you are certain that the attorney understands your problem and is willing to handle your case.

American attorneys may not be in a position to represent your interests abroad, particularly because they may not be permitted to participate in foreign court proceedings.  American attorneys experienced in international law may be helpful in explaining the complex international issues involved in your case and some may have associates or partners abroad to whom they can refer you

Always research the attorney’s qualifications and experience.  Find out how the attorney plans to represent you.  Ask specific questions and expect the attorney to explain legal activities using terms you can understand.  Ask what are the fees and how the attorney expects to be paid.  Some attorneys may expect to be paid in advance; some may demand payment after each action they take on your behalf, refusing to take further action until they are paid.  Some may take the case on a percentage basis, collecting a pre-arranged percentage of the moneys awarded to you by the foreign court.  You can obtain a copy of the report ‘Payment of Attorneys Fees in European Countries’ by contacting the Library of Congress at Room 240, James Madison Bldg., 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, tel (202) 287-5065.

Ask that your attorney keep you informed of the progress of your case according to a pre-established schedule.  Remember that most court calendars are crowded. You may, therefore, wish to ask the attorney to send you monthly reports, even though no real developments have ensued, simply to satisfy your doubts about the progress of the case.  Have your attorney analyze your case, giving you the positive and negative aspects and probable outcome.  Do not expect your attorney to give a simple answer to a complex legal problem.  Be sure that you understand the technical language in any contract or other legal document prepared by your attorney before you sign it.

Keep your attorney fully informed of any new developments in the case.  If you need to provide complex or technical documents to your attorney, you may wish to consider having the documents translated into Slovene.  An elementary knowledge of English may not be enough to enable the attorney to understand the documents you provide.  Tell the attorney every relevant fact in order to get the best representation of your interest.  Find out how much time the attorney anticipates the case may take to complete.  Request copies of all letters and documents prepared on your behalf.

List of English-Speaking Attorneys in Slovenia – please note that if you are outside Slovenia, the country code is 386 and you must drop the first 0 (zero) of the number

Celje

PLAUSTAJNER & PLAUSTAJNER LAW OFFICE
Ljubljana
Branch Office Celje
Gledališki trg 8/I
3000 Celje
tel: 03-492-3400
fax: 03-544-3416
webpage: www.plaustajner.si

Domžale

Dušan BORŠTAR
Nova ulica 11
1230 Domžale
tel. 041-616-996
email dusan.borstar@siol.net

European Patent Attorney. European Trademark and Design Attorney, Specialist in the art of intellectual property (WIPO, European and German Patent Office). Certified translator, court reporter and stenographer services available. 

Kamnik

Darja LIČEN
Kolodvorska ulica 1
1240 Kamnik
tel: 01-831-9494
fax: 01-831-9493
mobile: 041-342-962
email darja.licen@licen-op.si
website: http://licen-op.si/kontakt/

Offers a wide range of legal services, especially in the fields of business law, corporate and commercial law, insolvency law, labor law, intellectual property law, public procurement law, real estate law, civil law, inheritance and family law.  Fluent in English.

Koper

Marko ZORMAN
Ferrarska 12
6000 Koper
tel. 05-626-0417
email:  marko.zorman@siol.net

Willing to handle: civil damages, estates, government relations, theft, fraud, marriage, divorce, aeronautical, maritime, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investment, insurance, marketing agreements, patents, trademarks, copyrights, auto accidents and narcotics. Certified translator, court reporter and stenographer services available.  Willing to handle cases outside Koper.

Kranj

Katarina BRADAŠKA
Kidričeva 4b
4000 Kranj
tel. 04-236-4600
fax 04-236-4601
email katarina.bradaska@siol.net

Patent & Attorney at Law. Willing to handle: criminal cases, adoptions, auto accidents, narcotics, child custody, civil damages, estates, government relations, marriage, divorce, contracts, patents, trademarks, copyrights and insurance. Certified translator, court reporter and stenographer services available.   Willing to handle cases outside Kranj.   

Ljubljana

Lado ARČON
Slovenska cesta 6
1000 Ljubljana
tel. 01-425-1517
fax: 01-425-0466
email: odvetnik.arcon.lado@siol.net
Willing to handle: civil damages, estates, auto accidents, government relations, marriages, divorces, taxes, banking, finance, collections, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investment, insurance, investment in raw materials, labor relations, marketing agreements and patents, trademarks, copyrights.  Services of a certified translator available.  Customers anywhere in Slovenia may be represented.

Katarina BENEDIK 
Dalmatinova ulica 5
1000 LJUBLJANA
Phone: 01-230-7690
Fax 01-230-7692
E mail: katarina.benedik@siol.net

Willing to handle: estates, marriage, divorce, taxes, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investments, insurance, investment in raw materials, labor relations, marketing agreements and patents, trademarks, copyright. Certified translator, court reporter and stenographer services available.  Customers anywhere in Slovenia may be represented.

BGK law firm
Dunajska cesta 9
1000 Ljubljana
T: +386(0)59­ 11 99 00
F: +386(0)59­ 11 99 05
e-mail: info@bgk.si
website: http://www.bgk.si/en/

Willing to handle: international trade law, business law, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, international transactions, civil law, labor law, energy and regulatory law, insolvency law, banking & finance law, employment/labor law, insurance law, litigation, competition, real estate law, asylum law, private international law and food safety law. We represent client before court and in out of court procedures and negotiations.
Law firm has legal specialist, each of them specialized for a specific field(s) of law.
Languages: Slovene, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Serbian, and Croatian.

Franc BUCIK
Trdinova 7
1000 Ljubljana
Tel: 01-232-1960
Fax: 05-997-1319
e-mail: info@bucik-law.com
Website: http://www.bucik-law.com/

Willing to handle: criminal and civil cases; services to commercial, industrial and financial clients, especially in commercial law, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, insolvency law, banking law, finance law, employment/labor law, insurance law, litigation, competition, real estate law, trade law, intellectual property law, family law, inheritance law, EU & international law .
Specialized in commercial law and in European Union law at the Danube University of Krems, Austria, holding LL.M. – EUROJUS.
Languages: English, French, Russian, German, Italian, Slovenian, Serbian, and Croatian.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Law
Bleiweisova cesta 30 (3rd floor)
1000 Ljubljana
tel. 01-620-5210
fax: 01-620-5211
email: ljubljana.office@cms-rrh.com

Specialties include Slovene business law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, labor law, energy and regulatory law, intellectual property and competition.

ODI Law Firm ILIĆ Ltd.
Managing Partner: Mag. Uroš ILIĆ, Attorney Specialist
Davčna ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana
tel: 059-086-600
fax: 059-086-609
cell phone: 031-311-331
email: Slovenia@odilaw.com

Comprehensive services are provided to commercial/corporate, industrial and financial clients through their network of law offices in Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. Specialties include corporate law and M&A, insolvency, financial law, commercial law and contracts. Services also include employment/labor, intellectual property, insurance law, competition, real estate law, trade law, joint ventures and litigation. Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.
Languages: English, German, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Italian and Macedonian.

Law Firm Jadek & Pensa
Tavčarjeva ulica 6
1000 Ljubljana
phone: 01-234-2520
fax 01-234-2532
email: andraz.jadek@jadek-pensa.si
website: www.jadek-pensa.si

A full service law firm representing clients in banking and finance, commercial contracts,
competition law, corporate law, energy, IT, media and electronic communications, insolvency
law and restructurings, IP, labor and immigration law, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies,
personal data protection, prevention and resolution of disputes, public procurement, real estate,
construction and infrastructure and tax law.

The attorneys are admitted to practice in Slovenia and New York, U.S.A. Certified translator services
in English, German and Slovenian are available.

Law Firm Kanalec, Dren, Rovšek Srše Ltd.
Štefanova ulica 5
P.O. Box 1609
1101 Ljubljana
tel: 01-200 51 00
fax: 01-200 51 17
email: info@kdrs.si
website: www.kdrs.si
Office hours: Mondays – Fridays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Willing to handle: civil damages, estates, government relations, taxes, aeronautical, maritime, banking, financial, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, foreign investment, insurance, investment in raw materials, labor relations, marketing agreements, mining, petroleum and patents, trademarks, copyrights. Services of a certified translator, court reporter or stenographer available. Cases outside the city could be handled.

Law Firm Lukančič
Attorney Jure Lukančič
Nazorjeva ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana

tel: 0599 23 841
fax:0599 02 324
cell phone: 041 558 177
email: info@lukancic.si
website: http://www.lukancic.si/home

A full-service law firm specializing in commercial and business law, due payment collection, contracts and litigation.
Services also include labor disputes, real estate law, civil damages, inheritance, administrative permits and procedures,
copyrights, divorce, custody and joint asset division.  Services of a certified translator and notary can be arranged.
Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.
Languages: fluent English; other languages: Croatian, Serbian, French

Matej PERPAR
KIRM PERPAR LAW FIRM Ltd.
Poljanski nasip 8
1000 Ljubljana
tel: +386-08-205 9221
fax: +386-08-205 9220
home phone: +386-031-340 962
e-mail: matej.perpar@k-p.si
webpage: www.k-p.si

Willing to handle: family law, adoptions, child custody, child protection, marriage/divorce, insurance, banking/ financial, commercial/business law, foreign investments, marketing agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights, civil law, criminal law, damages, narcotics, collections, commercial law, contracts, transportation law, corporations, aeronautical/maritime, foreign claims, estates, taxes, government relations, labor relations, immigration, auto/accidents.   Services of a certified translator, court reporter/stenographer or notary available.
Representing a U.S. law firm. Practicing law for 10 years in Slovenia. Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.
Education: Faculty of Law in Ljubljana
Languages: fluent English; other languages: German, Croatian, Serbian

MRVA LAW OFFICE
Smrekarjeva 9
1000 Ljubljana
tel.: 01-431-2283
fax: 01-434-9489
email: pisarna@mrva.si

Firm offering commercial and real estate & property law services. Willing to handle: commercial and corporate, incorporations, labor relations, contracts (sales, marketing, distribution, agency, real estate etc.), litigations, collections, foreign claims, M&A, trademarks, copyrights, restructuring, administrative permits and procedures, environmental, civil damages, auto accidents, estates. Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.

Konrad PLAUSTAJNER
PLAUSTAJNER & PLAUSTAJNER LAW OFFICE

Miklošičeva 4
1000 Ljubljana
tel: 01-434-5430
fax: 01-434-5433
home phone: 03- 491-4400
e-mail: info@plaustajner.si
webpage: www.plaustajner.si

Willing to handle: family law, child custody, child protection, marriage/divorce, insurance, commercial/business law, foreign investments, marketing agreements, civil law, damages, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, estates, government relations, auto/accidents.  Education: Law Faculty of University of Ljubljana, all degrees, including Ph.D. Services of a certified translator, court reporter/stenographer or notary available. Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.
Languages: fluent English, German, Croatian, French, and limited knowledge of Spanish.

Law Firm PRUS PIPUŠ
Zemljemerska ul. 12
1000 Ljubljana
tel. 0641 25 539
email: odvetnik.Pipus@gmail.com
website: www.pipus.si
Willing to handle: family law, adoptions, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, marriage/divorce, insurance, banking/financial, commercial/business law, foreign investments, marketing agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights, civil law, criminal law, damages, narcotics, collections, commercial law, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, estates, taxes, government relations, labor relations, immigration, auto/accidents.
Services of a certified translator, court reporter/stenographer and notary can be provided. Customers anywhere in Slovenia may be represented.
Languages: fluent English; other languages: German, French

SCHÖNHERR Attorneys-at-law – branch Slovenia
Tomšičeva 3
1000 Ljubljana
tel: 01-200-0980
email: office@schoenherr.si
webpage: www.schoenherr.si

Schoenherr is headquartered in Vienna and has 13 offices and 5 desks within the CEE region. In Slovenia, Schoenherr offers clients full transactional support in large-scale M&A transactions, privatisations, debt restructurings, sales of loan portfolios, private equity investments, real estate acquisitions and project financing, as well as non-transactional work such as competition and employment law advice, data protection and litigation. We have extensive experience in the following sectors: energy & environment, insurance, banking, aviation, FMCG, retail, construction, life-sciences, pharmaceuticals, food law, IP/IT and TMT.
Languages: Slovene, English, German, Croatian, Serbian, Italian, French.

Aleš VODIČAR
Law office Aleš Vodičar
Cigaletova 7, Ljubljana
tel: 01-232-1510
fax: 01-232-1517
mobile: 031-338-581
email: info@vodicar.si
webpage: www.vodicar.si

Willing to handle family law/ commercial/ business law, adoptions, banking/ financial, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, marriage/divorce, civil law/ criminal law, damages, narcotics, collections, contracts, transportation law, corporations, foreign claims, estates, taxes, government relations, foreign investments, insurance, marketing agreements, patents/trademarks/copyrights, labor relations, and auto accidents.  Willing to handle cases outside Ljubljana.
Education: Dr. Sc., LL.M.
Languages: Slovene, English, German, Italian, Serbian, Croatian, and French.

WOLF THEISS Attorneys
Bleiweisova cesta 30
1000 Ljubljana
tel. 01-438-0000
fax 01-438-0025
email: ljubljana@wolftheiss.com

A large central European law firm based in Austria with office in Ljubljana and in other regional cities. Provides comprehensive services to commercial, industrial and financial clients. Specialties include Slovene business law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, European law, labor law, pensions and benefits, intellectual property and competition law.

Emil MOZETIČ
Ulica Tolminskih puntarjev 4
5000 Nova Gorica
tel: 05-330-9300
fax: 05-330-9301
email: emil@mozetic.eu
email: info@mozetic.eu

Willing to handle: criminal cases, civil damages, marriage, divorce, auto accidents, banking, financial, contracts, corporations, fore claims, foreign investments, insurance, investment in raw materials, marketing, agreements, mining, petroleum, patents, trademarks, copyrights.  Certified translator, court reporter and stenographer services available.

 

Complaints against Foreign Attorneys

If the services of your attorney prove unsatisfactory, in addition to notifying the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, you may address your complaints to the Bar Association of Slovenia at telephone number: +386-1-300-3420 or e-mail: info@odv-zb.si.