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Petra Smolnikar*

"She was absolutely fantastic – the best representative I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is a very calm and supportive lawyer, who combines common sense with great emotional intelligence. She impresses with her knowledge, giving clients confidence in her decisions. It felt more like a partnership and she never runs up a massive bill.” Client quoted by Chambers

Petra Smolnikar* Partner (Slovenia), in cooperation with Schoenherr

legal service

corporate/M&A , labour & employment , regulatory

admitted to the bar

2013, Slovenia

with schoenherr since

2011

education

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, Ljubljana/Slovenia (Uni.dipl.iur. 2009)

working experience

Taxgroup Pravno Svetovanje d.o.o., Legal consultant, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2007-2009)
National Law Firm, Legal consultant, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2005-2006; 2009-2011)
High court in Ljubljana, Court practice, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2009-2010)

memberships

National correspondent of the Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyer Association (EELA), writing for the publication EELC: European Employment Law Cases

languages

Slovenian, English, German

publications

  • Slovenia: The Third Public Procurement Act – New Opportunities for (Foreign) Tenderers, Roadmap 16
  • The New Energy Act: Yet Another Failure to Meet the Expectations of the Slovenian Economy?, Roadmap 15
  • Slovenia: Is the Winding-up of a Company under a Simplified Procedure Now Sufficient for an Employee’s Dismissal?, Roadmap 15
  • Slovenia: Energy Law in Slovenia: recent developments in the Slovenian energy market, European Energy Handbook by Herbert Smith Freehills, 2014, 2012
  • Withdrawing an opera singer from previously awarded roles infringes her right to work and violates her dignity, European Employment Law Cases (EELC): Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyers Association EELA, 2014
  • Commentary to Latvian Supreme Court case rereport: Severance pay is salary, Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyers Association EELA, 2014
  • Employer’s (discriminatory?) denial of the right to part-time working time, European Employment Law Cases (EELC): Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyers Association EELA, 2014
  • Global data protection legislation: Slovenia, Data Protected, A report on data protection laws in 2014 by Linklaters, 2014
  • Global data protection legislation: Slovenia, Data Protected, A report on data protection laws in 2013 by Linklaters, 2013
  • Smarter regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, Doing Business 2013 (WorldBank), 2013
  • Employing workers, Doing Business 2013 (WorldBank), 2013
  • European Added Value Assessment on a Directive on the cross-border transfer of company seats (14th company law Directive) – Annex I and Additional annexes (Slovenia), Research paper by Jeantet Associés Aarpi for the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General for Internal Policies (DG IPOL) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament, 2013
  • Commentary to Luxembourg Court of Appeal case report: Did a beauty parlour retain its identity?, European Employment Law Cases (EELC): Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyers Association EELA, 2013
  • Commentary to Czech Supreme Court case report: "Uncertain funding" can make work "special", thus justifying the renewal of fixed term contracts, European Employment Law Cases (EELC): Official Journal of the European Employment Lawyers Association EELA, 2013
  • Electricity and gas wholesale trading: A Basic Primer To Electricity And Gas Wholesale Trading (Slovenia), schoenherr handbook, 2012
  • A basic primer to monitoring and personal data protection (Slovenia), schoenherr handbook, 2012
  • A basic primer: Monitoring of employees and personal data protection (Slovenia), schoenherr handbook (Laimer) 2011
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