Insights


October 16, 2015


The IFLR1000 rankings for 2016 are out!

We are pleased to announce that ODI Law Firm has been listed amongst recommended law firms and ranked Tier 2 in the IFLR1000 in the field of Financial and Corporate law for 2016, based on its past year’s achievements and results. Our Head of Corporate Practice Group, Uroš Ilić, remains recognised as the leading lawyer in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency in Slovenia.

We are pleased that year by year we are recognised in this category with strong competition and still able to confirm our market position with our effort, experience and handling of high calibre matters.

For more information: http://www.iflr1000.com/Firm/ODI-Law-Firm-Ili/Profile/2778#profile

Contact: slovenia@odilaw.com


October 12, 2015


ODI`s managing partner, Uroš Ilić, attended the International Bar Association (IBA) annual conference in Vienna from 4 to 9 October 2015. The IBA`s annual conference is the world`s largest and most prestigious international gathering of lawyers each year, attracting around 6,000 individuals representing over 2,700 law firms, corporations, governments and regulators worldwide.  This unique mix of viewpoints provides a rich environment for discussion, debate and learning more about how the legal profession shapes the political, economic and social climate worldwide.

Over a 5 day period, the conference featured around 200 sessions covering most sectors and practice areas, and sessions on a wide range of topics such as the challenges of law firm management and international relationships, ethics, the future of the legal profession, and the rule of law and human rights.

At the opening ceremony, both the IBA president, David W Rivkin, and the former president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, addressed the challenges posed by Europe’s migrant crisis.

Photo: Uroš Ilić with IBA President, David W Rivkin

Contact: slovenia@odilaw.com


October 9, 2015


Despite his busy London business schedule, managing partner, Uroš Ilić, attended the IR Global Annual Conference dinner at the UnderGlobe on 29 September 2015. He was pleased he could join in on the festivities as he sees great importance and benefits in attending events of this calibre. Mr Ilić believes that in order ˝to handle the clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and to keep delivering superior client service in today`s climate, it is important to expand the global reach˝.

Photo: Neisha Shepherd-NLS Law, Natasha Pryngler-neolaw, Violet French-Torkin Manes and Mr Ilić

Contact: slovenia@odilaw.com


October 7, 2015


Aleksandar Zavišić graduated from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2001.  He gained Master’s degree in European legal stuidies (MA) in 2002 at College of Europe, Belgium, Natolin campus.  Before joining ODI team, he served as a legal expert for World Health Organization.  He worked as a legal advisor with Deloitte Consulting LLP on USAID-funded projects in Serbia, Armenia and Croatia.  He is a certified investment advisor since 2007, and passed the Bar exam in 2012.  Aleksandar is fluent in Croatian, English, French, Italian and Serbian.

With eight years of experience in financial sector reforms, he will be mainly focusing on the fields of corporate and commercial law, banking and financial matters, and taxes.

Throughout his career, he has extensively lectured on a variety of topics, which included EU law and institutions, patients’ rights & personal data protection, the functioning and mechanics of financial markets, institutions and services, financial literacy programs, public procurement etc.

Contact: serbia@odilaw.com


October 6, 2015


ODI Law has a firm-wide commitment to pro bono work. We believe that we have a professional responsibility to contribute time, skills and other resources to provide necessary legal services to members of the public who could not otherwise afford them. ODI Law is dedicated to public service in non-legal settings as well and to prove the dedication, we have ventured into art, providing pro bono legal services to emerging artist Milan Andov.

Milan is an inspirational artist with a unique and distinctive style, producing breathtaking art in themes relating to the subconscious and the unconscious extremities of love, rage, hate, and characters displaying their deep psychological state. Milan has received numerous awards for his work which has been described as “art where you feel the soul, heart and mindful interpretations of emotion and sensuality leap from the canvas and draw you into the depths of the composition”.


October 6, 2015


On 1 and 2 October 2015, ODI managing partner, Uroš Ilić attended the NPL Europe 2015 conference in London.  This major pan-Europe event brought together Banks, Investors and Servicers from around the European region to discuss the latest trends in the European Distressed Debt Market, how to reduce NPL ratios, what and where the new investment opportunities are, and which business partners and resources are readily available in the market.  The special focus was on six key markets; Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia.

Mr Ilić was one of the panelists for the Slovenian block to address questions of what problems banks have experienced to workout distressed portfolios in Slovenia, what the proportion is of NPLs and what types of Assets are represented and how Slovenian banks can attract NPL investors.


September 24, 2015


ODI managing partner, Uroš Ilić, yesterday attended the International SME conference in Ljubljana, organised jointly by the Bank of Slovenia and European Commission.

The two main topics of discussion were deleveraging of NPLs and bank financing of SMEs.

The governor of the Bank of Slovenia, Boštjan Jazbec, in the opening statement talked about the findings of recent research by the Bank of Slovenia which indicated that small and young firms were more sensitive to the cyclical downturn than large and old firms and that small and medium-sized firms are more prone to deleveraging since the onset of the financial crisis.

A number of senior officials of international institutions, bankers, policy makers, academics, and diplomats attended the conference on an issue that is very critical for Slovenia.

Photo: Mag. Uroš Ilić and Dr. Imre Balogh, CEO of Probanka d.d. and Non-Excecutive Board member of DUTB


September 16, 2015


ODI Serbia has extended its deadline to 1 October 2015 for a job opening for a lawyer (m/f).

For further information, please click on the link below:

ODI Serbia Lawyer


September 11, 2015


We are pleased to announce that our Partner, Branko Ilic, has been admitted to the Croatian Bar Association earning himself a title of a dual-qualified lawyer. Branko is now licensed to practice in Slovenia as well as Croatia, effective from 1 September 2015. ODI’s clients will now have the benefit of Branko’s representation in cross-border projects and international disputes.

Congratulations to Branko for being one of the first Slovenian lawyers to be admitted to the Croatian Bar.

Contact: slovenia@odilaw.com


September 8, 2015


In ODI’s effort to continue inspiring a culture of professional development and learning, Ivo Grlica is participating in this year’s  AmCham Young Professionals Program which commenced in June 2015 and runs for one year.  The program, in its 6th year of running, is intended for the young, active generation of professionals between 25 and 35 years of age who are employed by AmCham Slovenia members’ organisations. The main goal of the program is to develop a new generation of promising young leaders, with an emphasis on the importance of role models, and on the introduction of the significance of a leadership mindset into the Slovenian business environment.

A special program of interactive workshops, training, education, lectures, meetings with business leaders, etc. has been organised for the young potentials in order to help with their personal and professional development, and at the same time to enable them to integrate into the AmCham Slovenia business environment with a valuable network that will help them at work in the future and in their career.  The participants have to proactively participate in meetings that are organised once a month and fulfill the appointed tasks.

Ivo, along with 112 other participants, will be vying for the title AmCham Top Potential of the Year. The special AmCham Leadership and Talent Development Committee chooses top five candidates of the program, from which group then one candidate is awarded the title AmCham Top Potential of the Year, offering that person a great experience and reputation within his/her organisation, as well as the wider business community.

The winner will be announced in June 2016.

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