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Uroš Ilić

Managing Partner ODI Law Firm - Slovenia

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Jurisdictions
  • Slovenia
  • Serbia

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  • Corporate Law
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Davčna ulica 1 SI-1000 Ljubljana
Ljubljana Slovenia

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Biography

A regional market heavyweight, Uroš transcends traditional legal boundaries and speaks the language of the boardroom on a multi-jurisdictional basis. He has been continuously ranked and recommended as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate and Business Law, Finance, and Insolvency by the leading independent international legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Carrying an excellent understanding of local cultures and nuances regionally, he brings a unique mix of legal, commercial, investment, and cultural experience to supplement his substantial two-decade-long-engagement in cross-border transactions, privatisation, distress M&A, financial & corporate restructuring, dispute resolution, banking & finance operations, and corporate governance, earning him a highly-reputable status throughout the SEE region. His clients include listed and private companies, hedge and PE funds, banks, international institutions and public authorities.

Complementing his legal practice endeavours, Uroš has also worn a second hat as the exclusive Honorary Counsel of the Kingdom of Belgium in Slovenia for over four years, with his unique blend of professional experience and office duties, second to none in the region, rounded up by the third hat of the Chairman of Supervisory Board of various regional listed and private blue chips and undertakings, putting him in an unrivalled position in terms of assisting and implementing foreign investments regionally.  

Having founded ODI Law Firm fifteen years ago, he remains at its helm as the Managing Partner, seeing the former turned into a Slovenia-headquartered top-tier full-service business law firm in the Adriatic region, with additional offices in Serbia, Croatia and North Macedonia and desks for Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Kosovo. Since its establishment, ODI has gone through both dynamic organic growth and mergers, and developed into an independent regional powerhouse, employing more than 40 lawyers.

Through acquired excellence both in academia as well as practice, Uroš acts as a Corporate and Insolvency Law examiner for the Slovene Bar Exam. Furthermore, having authored numerous professional legal texts, he is also actively engaged as a public speaker, lecturer, mentor and tutor of talented ODI Associates, promoting teamwork and thus creating synergies within the firm. He also acts as a listed arbitrator at the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre.

In addition, Uroš also actively frequents a number of lawyers' and business organisations as their member. To name but a few, the International Bar Association, the American and German Chambers of Commerce in Slovenia, the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre, and the Slovenian Bar Association.

Firm Description

The headquarters of ODI are positioned in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2005. ODI is a regional law firm and the only Slovenian law firm with branch offices in 4 jurisdictions. ODI has branch offices in Belgrade - Serbia; Skopje - Macedonia and Umag - Croatia.

We provide attorney services to domestic and foreign entities, advising in particular in mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, corporate and commercial law, insolvency law, intellectual property law, financial law, competition law and real estate law. ODI has exceptional experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions, coupled with sector know-how, which means we can deliver on the most complex issues for clients.

We cordially invite you to visit our website at: www.odi.si, providing more extensive information on our expertise areas, vision, values, uniqueness, history and our people.

ODI Slovenia serves as one stop shop, handling all relevant aspects of corporate transactions of wide range of legal areas such as acquisition finance, competition law and others which enables us to handle a complex transaction. Due to our extensive scope of work, we have been able to build good relationships with Slovene regulators and government agencies. All attorneys-at-law employed in our law firm are registered at the Slovene Bar Association and insured for professional liability.

ODI Slovenia office’s work was also internationally recognized as for 2013 directories of Legal500 (clients feedback: “thorough, flexible and loyal”) and Chambers Global (clients feedback: “The lawyers are extremely fast and offer high-quality advice.”) have selected ODI as Leading Firm and IFLR1000 as Recognised Firm, whereas Principal Uroš Ilić was ranked as Leading Individual in the directory of Chambers Global for Slovenia for 2013.