Ožbej Merc, LL.M.


Senior partner

  • Chambers Global Ožbej Merc
  • Chambers Europe Ožbej Merc
  • Legal 500 - Leading individual
  • IFLR Notable Practitioner 2022
Ožbej Merc is Senior Partner and Head of the Transaction Unit at Jadek & Pensa. He is specialised in mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring and financial law. Ožbej has participated in most of the restructurings of large systems in Slovenia and has been providing advice on the most demanding M&A transactions and issues related to mergers and acquisitions (Takeovers Act, Financial Instruments Market Act, Financial Collateral Act, Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act, Banking Act, Insurance Act). He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2003, and obtained LL.M. from the University of Columbia in New York in 2005. He has been attorney-at-law since 2009, the entire time at Jadek & Pensa.
  • Master of Laws, Columbia University School of Law (2005)
  • Walter Gellhorn Prize (May 2005) (highest GPA in the LL.M. class of 2005)
  • James Kent Scholar (May 2005) (cumulative GPA above A-)
  • University Degree Bachelor of Law, University of Ljubljana Law School (2003); cum laude (highest grade)
English, Serbian, Croatian, French
  • Senior Partner at Jadek & Pensa (since 2023)
  • Head of the Transactions Unit at Jadek & Pensa (since 2015)
  • Partner at Jadek & Pensa Partner (2010-2022)
  • Senior Associate at Jadek & Pensa (2009–2010)
  • Associate at Jadek & Pensa (2007–2009)
  • Trainee at the Appelate Court of Ljubljana (2005–2006)
  • Associate at Jadek & Pensa (2003–2004)
  • Slovenian bar (since 2007)