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The fourth anti-corona package (PKP4)

On 9 July 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act on intervention measures to prepare for the second wave of Covid-19 (ZIUPDV) – the so called “fourth anti-corona package – PKP4” (hereinafter referred to as: PKP4). The PKP4 entered into force on 11 July 2020. The PKP4 provides for temporary measures to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19 in the field of labour and employment relationships, scholarships, health care...
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Third anti-corona package – ZIUOOPE

On 29 May 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act determining intervention measures to mitigate and eliminate the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic (ZIUOOPE) – the so called “third anti-corona package” (hereinafter referred to as: Act). The Act is valid from 31.5.2020. The Act governs several temporary measures from the fields of employment, public finance, economy, infrastructure, social and disability protection, operation of courts, foreign investments, healthcare, tourism, agriculture and...
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Third anti-corona package – IZOOPIZG

On 29 May 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Intervention Act for the Elimination of Barriers in the Implementation of Significant Investments for the Launch of the Economy After the COVID-19 Epidemic (IZOOPIZG, hereinafter referred to as: Act). The Act is valid from 31.5.2020. The purpose of the Act is to enable the accelerated launch of significant investments in the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after the end...
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Essential measures regarding the epidemic and its revocation

On 14 May 2020 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted an Ordinance on the revocation of epidemic of contagious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which was declared on 12 March 2020. The Ordinance entered into force on 15 May 2020 and applies from 31 May 2020. With the revocation of the epidemic, most of the measures from the anti-corona packages are in force only until 31 May 2020. Therefore we have prepared a brief overview...
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Competition and State Aid law (as at 17.5.2020)

In light of the developments related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), we have prepared an overview of the development in competition law that may be relevant in the current situation. State aid To help companies in the current situation, Member States can approve measures within an already existing framework, especially on the basis of Articles 107(2)(b), 107(3)(b) and 107(3)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and in accordance with the de...
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Anti-Corona Package 1 – Q & A

On 28 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted the Act amending the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Contain the COVID-19 Epidemic and Mitigate its Consequences for Citizens and the Economy – ZIUZEOP-A (hereinafter also referred to as: Act). The Act entered into force on 1 May 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The amended Articles 22, 26, 28, 33, new 33.a and 33.b, 34, 35,...
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Anti-Corona Package 2 – Q & A

On 28 April 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act providing additional liquidity to the economy to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic (hereinafter also referred to as: Act). The Act entered into force on 1 May 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act sets out (1) measures to provide additional liquidity to the economy, (2) amendments and supplements...
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Amendments to the ZZUSUDJZ (judicial, administrative, other public matters) – Q & A

On 28 April 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Amending the Act on provisional measures for judicial, administrative and other public matters to cope with the spread of infectious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) (hereinafter also referred to as: Act). The Act entered into force on 1 May 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. With consideration and comparison with the currently valid...
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Legal500 – Law firm and leading lawyers ranking

Despite the unprecedented nature of the situation everyone is currently facing, we are happy to share some good news! We are pleased to announce that our law firm was again ranked as a Top Tier (Tier 1) law firm in Slovenia by The Legal 500 (Legalease) in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2020 editorial. Our managing partners Matej Kavčič and Simon Bračun have been ranked as Leading Individuals, our partners Aleksandra Mitić, Rok Jerovšek...
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Mega Act (ZIUZEOP): Deferred payment of credit obligations and other liabilities (1/5)

On 2 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted an Act on the intervention measures to mitigate the consequences of the communicable disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic for citizens and the economy (Act). The Act entered into force on 11 April 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act provides for the rules regarding (1) deferral of borrower’s payment obligations, (2) employment relationship and payment of social security...
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Mega Act (ZIUZEOP): Employment and payment of social security contributions (2/5)

On 2 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted an Act on the intervention measures to mitigate the consequences of the communicable disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic for citizens and the economy (Act). The Act entered into force on 11 April 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act provides for the rules regarding (1) deferral of borrower’s payment obligations, (2) employment relationship and payment of social security...
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Mega Act (ZIUZEOP): Health care and social protection (3/5)

On 2 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted an Act on the intervention measures to mitigate the consequences of the communicable disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic for citizens and the economy (Act). The Act entered into force on 11 April 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act provides for the rules regarding (1) deferral of borrower’s payment obligations, (2) employment relationship and payment of social security...
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Mega Act (ZIUZEOP): Enforcement, insolvency and other financial obligations (4/5)

On 2 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted an Act on the intervention measures to mitigate the consequences of the communicable disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic for citizens and the economy (Act). The Act entered into force on 11 April 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act among others provides for the rules regarding (1) deferral of borrower’s payment obligations, (2) employment relationship and payment of...
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Mega Act (ZIUZEOP): Other (prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, insurance and financial instruments market, salaries, salaries compensations and relocations in the public sector, providing of public services, public procurement and environmental protection) (5/5)

On 2 April 2020, the National Assembly adopted an Act on the intervention measures to mitigate the consequences of the communicable disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) epidemic for citizens and the economy (Act). The Act entered into force on 11 April 2020, the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Act among others provides for the rules regarding (1) deferral of borrower’s payment obligations, (2) employment relationship and payment of...
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Processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

We have prepared below a brief overview of certain opinions and positions of the Slovenian Information Commissioner (hereinafter: IP) regarding the processing and protection of personal data in the context of SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) outbreak, which we have summarised in the form of Q&A. Does the applicable law in Slovenia allow and under what conditions does it allow processing of health data of employees, especially with respect to monitoring of body temperature of employees and...
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Remote participation and voting of shareholders in AGMs

Dear Clients, In view of the forthcoming annual shareholders’ meetings’ season, we have prepared, in the form of Q&A, an overview of certain provisions of the applicable legislation in the Republic of Slovenia and in eight other countries, namely the provisions regulating the possibility of participation of shareholders and other bodies in an online shareholders’ meetings, ie. without physical presence. Given the lastest measures associated with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), the subject matter is currently particularly relevant....
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CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Slovenia

We are proud to announce that our law firm has won the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Slovenia! Our law firm has advised on two out of three deals shortlisted by CEE legal matters for the Deal of the Year Award in Slovenia and the winning deal was the privatization of Abanka d.d.. Congratulations to each and every member of the team and to all those involved in Abanka d.d. Privatization deal! Furthermore, we’d like...
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Order of the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia (dated 30 March 2020)

On 30 March 2020, the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia issued an order on the basis of Article 4 of the Act on Provisional Measures Relating to Judicial, Administrative and Other Public Law Matters for the Control of the Spread of Infectious Disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) (ZZUSUDJZ), which further defines procedures, that are not considered as urgent matters for the duration of the epidemic of the contagious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and...
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Banking and Finance related Measures (COVID-19)

The severity of SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) epidemic has forced the authorities to pass a number of provisions and measures in order to manage the spread of the disease and its consequences. Below is the summary of the measures taken in the financial sector. Act Determining Intervention Measures in Public Finance (in Slovene: Zakon o interventnih ukrepih na javnofinančnem področju) On 20 March 2020, National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Determining Intervention...
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Measures Package of the Government of the RS

On 24 March 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia presented its guidelines and measures for the preparation of a “Mega-Act” package worth around € 2 billion to help the population and the economy in mitigating the effects of the corona epidemic. The act has not been adopted yet; however, the measures are expected to stay in force from the date of the entry of the Mega-Act into force until 31 May 2020. The...
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Act on emergency measures on deferral of borrowers’ payment obligations

The Act on emergency measures on deferral of borrowers’ payment obligations (hereinafter: “the Act”) was adopted on March 20, 2020, within the urgent legislative procedure. Stated Act, under certain conditions, facilitates borrowers’ deferral of payment obligations under credit agreements and thus alleviates consequences of the emerging economic situation due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The Act came into force on 29 March 2020, the day after being published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of...
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Summary of governmental actions in light of COVID-19 (as at 20.3.2020)

Dear clients, on 16 March 2020, we provided you with a summary of actions taken by the competent authorities to manage the spread of SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19). As new, additional measures have been taken since then, please see below a summary of these measures. Prohibition of public gatherings As of 20 March 2020, 00:00 hours, the Order on the temporary prohibition of public gathering at public meetings and public events and other events in public places...
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Preventive restructuring in the light of current economic situation (COVID-19)

Uncertainty of current economic situation, as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, leads to inevitable decline in consumption and companies’ revenues and, therefore, puts unavoidable pressure on small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). The current state of Slovenian economy is starting to resemble situation which emerged after the economic crisis in 2008 and which resulted in introduction of a completely new legal procedure under the insolvency legislation, i.e. preventive restructuring which is now available from year...
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Contractual (business) relationships in light of COVID-19

Virus SARS-CoV-2 (disease COVID-19) already has a significant impact on our everyday life and will, as a consequence, most likely also have an impact on contractual (business) relationships. In light of the circumstances arising as a consequence of the virus-SARS-CoV-2 (disease COVID-19), parties may want to address particular attention to, among others, the following legislative provisions and legal institutes, when performing their contractual obligations: Legal institute /concept Purpose and meaning of that institute / concept...
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Employment related measures in light of COVID-19 (as at 25.3.2020)

In light of developments related to the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19), we have prepared an overview of some employment related measures that may be relevant in the current situation to businesses and other entities.  Temporary irregular distribution of working time If conditions for a temporary redistribution of working time are met, an employer may temporarily distribute the working time irregularly.  Temporary lay-off of the employees (in Slovene: čakanje na domu) An employee may, in the agreement...
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Summary of governmental actions in light of COVID-19 (as at 16.3.2020)

Dear clients, in light of developments related to the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19), we have prepared a summary of certain actions taken by the competent authorities that may be relevant to businesses and other entities in the current situation.   Temporary prohibition of sale of goods and services to consumers in the Republic of Slovenia As of 16.3.2020, at 00:00 hours, the Ordinance on the temporary prohibition of sale of goods and services to consumers in...
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