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With many EU countries facing an energy crisis on account of the war in Ukraine and its associated geopolitical ramifications, European governments have sought to implement a series of measures to mitigate the fallout and protect their citizens. Selih & Partnerji Partner Spela Remec catches us up with the situation in Slovenia, provides a cross-section of the measures undertaken, and assesses their impact.

This article provides a brief review of the case law regarding the abuse of a position or trust in the business activity of a single-member limited liability company (LLC) in Slovenia, which is incriminated under Article 240 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Slovenia (CC).

2022 was a difficult year. To put a more positive spin on things, Rojs Peljhan Prelesnik & Partners Managing Partner Bojan Sporar, Deloitte Legal Senior Managing Associate Ened Topi, Redcliffe Partners Managing Partner Olexiy Soshenko, Drakopoulos Managing Partner Panagiotis Drakopoulos, and Polenak Partner Tatjana Shishkovska share what was, for them, the biggest positive surprise in 2022.

With numerous reports of energy-related business shutdowns, we reached out to local experts across CEE to understand what different markets have been dealing with, in terms of work and production stoppages, and look into the broader impact.

On 15 December 2022, the Slovenian Parliament finally adopted the Data Protection Act (Zakon o varstvu osebnih podatkov, ZVOP-2, "ZVOP-2"), a national law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The act had been several years in the making, with the earliest draft released for public consultation back in 2017.

Aleksandra Jemc Merc, Jure Levovnik, and Ozbej Merc have been promoted to Senior Partners with Jadek & Pensa, while former Managing Associate Nastja Merlak has been promoted to Partner. Levovnik was also appointed to the firm's Managing Partner team, joining Jemc Merc and Sreco Jadek. Levovnik takes over from former Managing Partner Pavle Pensa who will stay on as Founding Partner.

ODI Law has advised the state-owned Slovenian Bank Assets Management Company – now merged with the Slovenian Sovereign Holding – on the restructuring of Fori and its related companies. Ketler & Partners in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners reportedly advised Fori.

Vukmir & Associates and Fatur Menard have advised the Deimos Group on the acquisition of Croatian companies Nutrifit and Palco and their Palco and Nutrifit joint venture in Slovenia. Brescia Miccoli e Associati reportedly advised the Deimos Group as well.

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