After many years of liberalization and globalization, recent years have shown a reversal of the European Union’s approach concerning foreign direct investment from third countries. As in much of the world, the EU has taken a more restrictive view than in the past, and this view is reflected on the legislative level with the FDI Screening Regulation.
CMS Helps BeeIN Win Tender for Access to 5G Frequencies in Slovenia
CMS has advised BeeIN on its successful participation in a two-phase public tender to obtain access to 5G frequencies organized by the Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Buzz in Slovenia: Interview with Ana Grabnar of Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners
“There is a lot going on at the moment, politics-wise,” says Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Partner Ana Grabnar. “One of the coalition parties left the coalition and joined opposition parties in filing for a no-confidence vote for the government – that took place this week.” The opposition did not gather the necessary majority; “surprisingly it gathered even fewer votes than predicted,” she says.
Aleksandra Jemc Merc Becomes Managing Partner at Jadek & Pensa
Aleksandra Jemc Merc has been appointed Managing Partner at Jadek & Pensa in Slovenia.
Slovenia: Will the COVID-19 State Guarantee Scheme Start Functioning Shortly?
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Slovenia swiftly introduced certain measures in the field of banking with the goals of promoting the liquidity of Slovenian businesses and stimulating the banks to support the country’s economic recovery. Such measures included mandatorily available 12-month moratoria on bank loans (further supported by a smaller-sized EUR 200 million state guarantee scheme for the moratoria-affected amounts), and a larger-scale EUR 2 billion state guarantee scheme for certain new bank loans. However, such measures proved less popular that expected.
The Corner Office: Most Meaningful Charity or Pro Bono Commitment
In The Corner Office we ask Managing Partners across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. The question this time: “What one ongoing pro bono initiative or project or charity/volunteering project that your firm is involved with has the most meaning for you personally, and why?”
New Equity, Contract, and Local Partners at Schoenherr
Arabella Eichinger, Andreas Natterer, and Michael Woller have been promoted to Equity Partner, Marcin Aslanowicz, Bojan Brezan, Vid Kobe, and Maximilian Lang have been promoted to Contract Partner, and Marko Frantar has been promoted to Local Partner as part of Schoenherr's recent promotion round.
Three New Partners at Jadek & Pensa
Iris Pensa, Borut Leskovec, and Domen Romih have been promoted to partner at Jadek & Pensa.
»Gun-jumping« in Slovenia: Following the Trends or Staying Behind?
Information on record-high gun-jumping fines, imposed by national competition protection authorities, flooded the law-oriented news over the past years. It seems that countries like Poland (e.g. case Gazprom), France (e.g. case SFR-Altice), the UK (e.g. case PayPal), Mexico (e.g. case BAS Projects Corporation and other companies), and even Zimbabwe (e.g. case Innscor Africa) are all following the pattern of enhanced supervision of merger notification obligation and pre-closing activities of the parties, involved in M&A, and increasing amounts of fines.
Capital Markets in Slovenia
Contributed by Jadek & Pensa.
CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Slovenia
Contributed by Law firm KBP, member of Adriala
General Counsel as Business Advisors in the Balkans
In addition to their traditional role guiding companies through legal and regulatory waters and managing disputes, General Counsels are increasingly called upon to provide input on strategic matters. An expert panel at the second annual Balkan GC Summit considered how this change in the nature of the General Counsel role is manifesting itself in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.