Pavle Pensa


Senior partner

  • Chambers Global Pavle Pensa
  • Chambers Europe Pavle Pensa
  • Legal 500 - Leading individual
  • IFLR Market Leader 2022

Very experienced.

Legal 500 (2018)

A very good and knowledgeable negotiator.

Chambers Europe (2018; Corporate/Commercial)

One of the best lawyers in Slovenia, with a respectable and reputable image in the market.

Chambers Europe (2017; Corporate/Commercial)

Flexible, knowledgeable and focused.

Chambers Europe (2016; Corporate/Commercial)

Well established.

Chambers Europe (2018; Competition/Antitrust)

A truly dedicated competition lawyer.

Chambers Europe (2017; Competition/Antitrust)

Eminent attorney.

Chambers Europe (2016; Competition/Antitrust)
Pavle Pensa is Senior and Founding Partner whose main areas of practice include counselling and management of negotiations on demanding M&A transactions, restructurings and joint ventures, and counselling and representation of clients in competition law and state aid cases. In his long-standing legal career, he has represented several domestic and foreign clients in complex disputes in front of national and international arbitrations. International legal directories rank him amongst the leading Slovenian attorneys.

Law Faculty of Ljubljana University, Slovenia (1982)

English, Serbian, Croatian, French
  • Managing Partner at Jadek & Pensa (1993-2023)
  • Senior Partner at Jadek & Pensa (since 1993)
  • Sole Practitioner (1990–1993)
  • Research fellow at Centre for International Cooperation and Development (1985–1990)
  • Trainee at the Ljubljana Court (1984)
  • International Bar Association (since 1993)
  • Slovenian bar (since 1990)
  • Listed as arbitrator on the list of arbitrators of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna
  • Country correspondent of the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell, London
  • Competition Law in Central and Eastern Europe, Wolters Kluwer 2014 (chapter on Slovenia)
  • Joint Ventures,Thomson Reuters 2012 (chapter on Slovenia)
  • European Competition Laws, LexisNexis 2012 (chapter on Slovenia)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2010, Global Competition Review (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • Competition Cases from the European Union, Sweet & Maxwell, London 2008 (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements, 2007, Law Business Research Ltd., London 2007 (Co-author of the Chapter on Slovenia)
  • Global Merger Control Manual, 6th edition, Cameron May, London, 2006 (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2005, Global Legal Group Ltd. (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • Global Financial Services Regulators, Europe, Issue 1: 2004, Richmond Law & Tax, Surrey, 2004 (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • International Mergers, The Antitrust Process, Sweet & Maxwell, London 2001 (Chapter on Slovenia)
  • The Global System of Trade Preferences – tariff and non-tariff barriers in developing countries, Research Centre for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Ljubljana 1985 (co-author)