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An expert in corporate and financial law with a very strong understanding of economics,” with “the required skills to successfully cover a broad range of cases.
Chambers 2016
Founding partner Uroš Ilic is a highly regarded corporate lawyer with notable expertise in insolvency proceedings. Interviewees consider him "brilliant and highly energetic," and respect him for "his knowledge and communication skills" and his "excellent abilities" as a team leader.
Chambers 2015

Uroš Ilić

Managing Partner
uros.ilic@odilaw.com
T +386 (0) 590 86 600
M +386 (0) 31 311 331
Licences:
  • Professional representative before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in trade mark matters (2013)
  • Attorney-at-Law specialist in insolvency law (2010)
  • Attorney-at-Law specialist in corporate law (2010)
  • Registered Trademark and Design Attorney licensed to act in front of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office in proceedings relating to the acquisition and maintenance of industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indications and other requests concerning such rights (2006)
  • Attorney-at-Law (2005)
  • Insolvency Trustee/Bankruptcy Manager (2004-2014)
Languages:

Croatian, English, Serbian, Slovenian

Memberships & Commitments:
  • Deputy President of the Supervisory Board of Luka Koper d.d. (2017)
  • Committee Member and Examiner for the Insolvency Administrator Exam in Insolvency Law (2017)
  • Slovenian Consular Council (2016)
  • Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Republic of Slovenia (2016)
  • International insolvency law committee member, IR Global (2016)
  • Co-founder and vice-president at Turnaround Management Association, Chapter Slovenia (2015)
  • International Bar Association (2014)
  • Arbitrator at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (2012)
  • Examiner for the Slovenian Bar Exam in Corporate Law (2009)
  • Slovenian Bar Association (2000), President of the Chamber of Attorney-at-Law Candidates (2003-2005)
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Leading lawyer in Slovenia in the field of Corporate & Commercial Law, including restructuring and insolvency (Chambers & Partners, 2015-2017)
  • Recognised practitioner in Slovenia in the field of Banking and Finance (Chambers & Partners, 2016-2017)
  • Leading lawyer in Slovenia in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency Law (IFLR 1000, 2015-2017)
  • Ranked lawyer in Slovenia in the field of Corporate and M&A (Legal 500, 2014-2017)
  • Graduated “Cum laude” (2000)
Career:
  • Founder and Managing Partner, ODI Law Firm (2005)
  • Senior Associate, Zupan & Martelanc, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2003-2005)
  • Judical Trainee, Ljubljana Higher Court, Slovenia (2001-2003)
  • Associate, Zupan & Martelanc, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2000-2001)
Education:
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law; Master of Laws in Corporate Law (2001-2008)
  • Exam for Trustees/Bankruptcy Managers in insolvency court proceedings (2003)
  • Slovenian Bar Exam (2003)
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law; Bachelor of Laws (1995-2000)
  • University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law; Exchange program (1999-2000)
  • Challenging Legal Acts in Bankruptcy Proceedings (Department of Justice, Preparatory seminar for candidates for administrators in insolvency and compulsory liquidation proceedings, Ljubljana, 2016)
  • Legal models of financial restructuring (Department of Justice, Preparatory seminar for candidates for administrators in insolvency and compulsory liquidation proceedings, Ljubljana, 2016)
  • European bankruptcy proceeding (Department of Justice, Preparatory seminar for candidates for administrators in insolvency and compulsory liquidation proceedings, Ljubljana, 2016)
  • Corporate obstacles of managment board recall (Slovene Certified Supervisors meeting 2015, Ljubljana, 2015)
  • Restructuring of HIDRIA (6th Current issues of Insolvency Law, Kranjska Gora, 2015)
  • Living in insolvency (6th Current issues of Insolvency Law, Kranjska Gora, 2015)
  • A major meeting of NPL and Distressed Debt Buyers, Sellers and Services, Slovenian Block Panelist (NPL Europe conference, London, 2015)
  • Restructuring of Cimos, round table moderator (8th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2015)
  • Municipalities indebttedness – Detroit’s bankruptcy (8th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2015)
  • The Amendment Act to the Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act – ZFPPIPP (Consulted lawyers, Education center of Bank association of Slovenia,Ljubljana, 2015)
  • Financial restructuring of system businesses (Slovenian arbitration conference, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Bankruptcy challenge (Department of Justice, Preparatory seminar fro candidates for bankrupcy administrators, Kranj, 2014)
  • European bankruptcy proceeding (Department of Justice, Preparatory seminar fro candidates for bankrupcy administrators, Kranj, 2014)
  • Innovations in the field of insolvency legislation (Traditional Days of Tax Advisers RS, Bled, 2014)
  • Arbitration opportunities for the settlement of disputes arising from the financial restructuring of the system of enterprises (Slovenian arbitration conference, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Legal models of arbitration restructuring (Slovenian arbitration conference, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Preventive restructuring proceeding, (Judge’s School of Insolvency Law, Čatež, 2014)
  • Financial restructuring prior to the insolvency (Slovenian Directors’ Association, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Financial restructuring of enterprises (7th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2014)
  • Takeover of the assets of an insolvency debtor (Lawyers consultation, Portorož, 2014)
  • Preventive financial restructuring (Aletheia, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Additions and amendments to the law on financial operations, insolvency proceedings and compulsory dissolution (Consulted lawyers, Education center of Bank association of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Changes in bankruptcy law (Official Gazzette of republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 2014)
  • Significant changes and additions of Amendment act ZFPPIPP-F (Aletheia, Ljubljana, 2013)
  • Legal aspects of liability of supervisory board members (SOD, Ljubljana, 2013)
  • Takeover of insolvency target with an extrajudicial financial restructuring (Slovenian Lawyers’ Days, Portorož, 2013)
  • What is the case-law concerning liability of the members of the management and supervisory boards in Slovenia (Slovenian Directors’ Association, Ljubljana, 2013)
  • Significant changes and additions of Amendment act ZFPPIPP-E (Official Gazzette of republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 2013)
  • The creditors’ takeover of the control over the debtor in the compulsory settlement (6th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2013)
  • Bank guarantees in the insolvency proceedings (4th Current issues of Insolvency Law, Kranjska Gora, 2012)
  • Enforcing the Liability of management and supervisory boards at the occurrence of insolvency (Days of Slovenian Lawyers 2012, Portorož 2012)
  • Takeover of a corporation outside and during of judicial insolvency proceedings (5th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2012)
  • Legal consequences of adoption of Companies Act 1E (ZGD-1E (Discussion on consequences of adoption of Act amending the Companies Act (ZGD-1E), the Managers’ Association of Slovenia, , Ljubljana, 2011)
  • Enforcement of Exclusion Rights out of Court Proceedings (Fourth Days of Civil Law, Portorož, 2011)
  • Creditors’ Board (4th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2011)
  • Liability in Damages of Management Board and Supervisory Board Members under Insolvency Laws (4th Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2011)
  • Challenging Debtor’s Legal Acts (Attorney’s School 2010, Portorož, 2010)
  • Notion and Rights of Damaged Parties in Contemporary Frauds in Banking (Payment) Operations (2nd Criminal Law and Criminology Conference, Bled, 2009)
  • Corporate Criminal – Aspect of an Attorney-at-Law (Corporate Criminal – Practical and Theoretical Aspects, Maribor, 2009)
  • EU Based Entities and Bankruptcy Proceedings (2nd Days of Insolvency Law, Portorož, 2009)
  • Due Diligence of Management and Supervisory Boards’ Members (1st Conference in Criminal Law and Criminology, Portorož, 2008)
  • Capital Markets in Slovenia – Early Signs of a Modest Recovery, CEE Legal Matters (online), 4 January 2017, co-author.
  • Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act with the amendment ZFPPIPP-G, Odvetnik, Year XVIII, Nr. 5 (78) – winter 2016, Pg 69.
  • Takeovers (M&A) in bankruptcy proceedings, Pravna praksa, Nr. 29-30, July 21th 2016, appendix,  co-author.
  • New Insolvency Regulations on Horizon, CEE Legal Matters (online), 27 April 2016, co-author.
  • NPL transactions, DIP/Dnevi insolvenčnega prava 2016, March 2016, Pg. 81-102, co-author.
  • Sunny Adriatic Legal Market, CEE Summit Expert Essays, CEE Legal Matters Magazine Special Issue, January 2016, Pg.12-14.
  • The Balkans – Once again Europe`s hot spot, Guest editorial, CEE Legal Matters Magazine, Issue 6, December 2015, Pg.4.
  • Banking in Slovenia, Banking/Finance expert review, CEE Legal Matters Magazine, Issue 6, December 2015, Pg. 77-78, co-author.
  • Takeovers (M&A) in bankruptcy proceedings, Journal Current Issues of Incolvency Law, 2015, Pg. 43-61, co-author.
  • Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, World Bank Group publication; Registering Property, Pg. 78-83, Enforcing Contracts, Pg. 91-99, October 2015, co-author.
  • Banking and Finance: Slovenia – Trends & Developments, Chambers Global Practice Guides 2016
  • The Amendment Act to the Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act (ZFPPIPP-F), Pravna praksa, Nr. 13/2014, April 3rd 2014, Pg. 30-31.
  • Conflict of interest of Supervisory Boards’ Members due to Competition Clause, Pravna praksa, Nr. 1, January 9th 2014, appendix,  co-author.
  • Bank Guarantees in Insolvency Procedure, Company and Labour, Nr. 8/2013, Pg. 1298-1319, co-author.
  • Takeover of insolvency target with an extrajudicial financial restructuring, Company and Labour, Nr. 6-7/2013, Pg. 1242-1255.
  • Financial restructure of systemically important companies, Pravna praksa, Nr. 34, Sep. 5th 2013, Pg. 3.
  • Hostile takeover of insolvency debtor, Odvetnik, Year XV, Nr. 3 (61), July 2013, Pg. 19-23.
  • The Amendment Act to the Companies Act (ZGD-E) – at the discretion of the Constitutional Court, Pravna praksa, Nr. 22, June 6th 2013, Pg. 6-9.
  • The Amendment Act to the Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act (ZFPPIPP-E) – Second attempt, Pravna praksa, Nr. 16-17, April 25th 2013, Pg. 3.
  • Shareholders vs. Creditors, Pravna praksa, Nr. 13/2013, April 4th 2013, appendix, co-author.
  • The creditors’ takeover of the control over the debtor in the compulsory settlement, Sixth Days of Insolvency Law, March 2013, Pg. 17-30.
  • Companies Act with amendments ZDG-1D to ZGD-1G, Pravna praksa, Nr. 43/2012, Nov. 8th 2012, Pg. 30-31.
  • Takeover of healthy cores, Pravna praksa, Nr. 15/2012, April 19th 2012, appendix.
  • Creditor’s claims in compliance with ZFPPIPP, Odvetnik, 1. XIV, Nr. 1 (55) – April 2012, Pg. 29-32.
  • Enforcement of Exclusion Rights out of Court Proceedings, Legal Yearbook 2011, Institute for Comparative Law, Ljubljana 2011, Pg. 109-130.
  • Creditors’ Board, Fourth Days of Insolvency Law, GV Planet 2011, Pg. 31-38.
  • Liability in Damages of Management Board and Supervisory Board Members under Insolvency Laws, Fourth Days of Insolvency Law, GV Planet 2011, Pg. 20-30.
  • Corporate Crime from an Attorney’s Perspective, Corporate Crime – Practical and Theoretical Aspects, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, Ljubljana 2009, Pg. (79)-89.
  • Attorney’s Active Engagement in Acts of Corporate Crime, Odvetnik, 11, No.1 (April 2009), Pg. 4-6.
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings over Creditor’s Assets Located in Different EU Member States, Journal Second Days of Insolvency Law, GV Planet 2009.
  • Due Diligence of Management and Supervisory Boards’ Members, Journal First Conference in Criminal Law and Criminology, GV Založba, 2008.
  • Law on Financial Operations, Insolvency and Compulsory Composition Proceedings, Pravna praksa, Nr. 40-41/2008, October 17th 2008, Pg. 40-41.
  • Damages in Bankruptcy Law, Pravna praksa, Nr. 38-39/2008, October 2nd 2008, appendix, Pg.. V-VII.
  • Liability of Managers Towards Creditors of a Debtor in Bankruptcy Proceedings – Procedural Aspects, Pravna praksa, Nr. 33/2008, August 28th 2008, appendix, Pg. II-VIII.
  • Diligence of (Concealed) Managers – Tightened Regulations Overlooked, Pravna praksa, Nr. 27/2008, July 10th 2008, appendix, Pg. II-VIII.
  • Attorney-at-Law Profession – Corporate Forms – Attorneys-at-Law Ltd./d. o. o.,  Odvetnik Nr. 39/2008, June 2nd 2008, Pg. 4-7, re-printed in Odvetnik Nr. 9-10, Pg. 50-54.
  • Bankruptcy of an Attorney-at-Law de lege lata and de lege ferenda, Pravna praksa, Nr. 15, April 17th 2008, appendix, Pg. II-VII.
  • Unlawful Conduct of Management and Supervisory Boards’ Members of an Insolvent Debtor, Podjetje in delo, Nr. 3-4/2008, Pg. 503-528.
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