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The sixth anti-corona package (PKP6)

On 25 November 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Mitigate the Consequences of the Second Wave of COVID-19 Epidemic (ZIUOPDVE) – the so called »PKP6«. The Act, inter alia, provides for subsidies for economic entities for temporary lay-off of the employees, innovations regarding the convening and holding of general...
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The fifth anti-corona package (PKP5)

On 15 October 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Determining Interim Measures for Mitigation and Remedy the Consequences of the COVID-19 (ZZUOOP) – the so called »PKP5«. The main measures under the PKP5 are wage compensations to employees due to ordered quarantine and to employees who are unable to perform work due to force...
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Constitutional review of the Interventional measures amending the Building Act

On 2 July 2020, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia accepted for consideration the petition to initiate the review procedure of the constitutionality of Article 2 ZIUOOPE (PKP-3) in connection with Articles 100.d(4), 100.e, 100.f and 100.g(2) ZIUZEOP (PKP-1). The Constitutional Court suspended the implementation of the said Articles until the final decision is adopted. The Slovene version...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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The sixth anti-corona package (PKP6)

On 25 November 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Determining the Intervention Measures to Mitigate the Consequences of the Second Wave of COVID-19 Epidemic (ZIUOPDVE) – the so called »PKP6«. The Act, inter alia, provides for subsidies for economic entities for temporary lay-off of the employees, innovations regarding the convening and holding of general...
Read More →

The fifth anti-corona package (PKP5)

On 15 October 2020, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Act Determining Interim Measures for Mitigation and Remedy the Consequences of the COVID-19 (ZZUOOP) – the so called »PKP5«. The main measures under the PKP5 are wage compensations to employees due to ordered quarantine and to employees who are unable to perform work due to force...
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Constitutional review of the Interventional measures amending the Building Act

On 2 July 2020, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia accepted for consideration the petition to initiate the review procedure of the constitutionality of Article 2 ZIUOOPE (PKP-3) in connection with Articles 100.d(4), 100.e, 100.f and 100.g(2) ZIUZEOP (PKP-1). The Constitutional Court suspended the implementation of the said Articles until the final decision is adopted. The Slovene version...
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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...
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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,...
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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...
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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...
Read More →

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...
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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...
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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....
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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...
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