Iris Pensa



  • Chambers Europe Iris Pensa
  • Legal 500 - Recommended lawyer

The best choice in Slovenia for all employment law issues, including intervention legislation related to the new coronavirus epidemic. Insightful, precise, with excellent knowledge of the field, understanding of the circumstances in which employers operate, extremely fast, responsive, yet reliable and professional.

Legal 500 (2022)

'proactive with excellent writing and legal skills.'

Chambers Europe (2022; Employment)
Iris Pensa is Partner and mediator. She specialises in the field of human rights law and labour law. She is responsible for acting in accordance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact from the field of human rights, labour standards, environment, transparency, and anti-corruption, which she bears in mind in all her services and advices to clients. Iris is also the primary contact person for all possible matters, which with regard to the circumstances of an individual matter the firm would take up on a pro bono basis.

CEDR Accreditation for Mediator (2021)
Law Faculty of Ljubljana University, Slovenia (2008), Bachelor’s Degree

English, Serbian, Croatian, Spanish, French
  • Partner at Jadek & Pensa Law Office (since 2021)
  • Managing Associate at Jadek & Pensa Law Office (2019–2020)
  • Senior Associate at Jadek & Pensa Law Office (since 2012)
  • Associate at Jadek & Pensa Law Office (2011–2012)
  • Junior Associate at Orrick, Rambaud, Martel Law Office in Paris (2010)
  • Junior Associate at Jadek & Pensa Law Office (2008–2010)
  • Head of the Mediation Center of the Slovenian Bar Association (since 2023)
  • Mediator of the Ljubljana Higher Court (since 2020)
  • Mediator of the CEDR's P2B Panel (2020)
  • Elected to the list of mediators at the Slovenian Bar Association in individual labour disputes between employers and employees of a lawyer or law firm (since 2018)
  • Mediator at the Mediation Center of the Slovenian Bar Association (since 2017)
  • Slovenian Association of Mediators (since 2012)
  • Slovenian Bar (since 2008)
  • Women, Business and the Law reports 2019-2022 (contributor for Slovenia)
  • Analysis of the Consequences of Closure of Schools and kindergartens During the COVID-19 Epidemic in Relation to the Wage Gap and Labour Market Access (Podjetje in delo, year 47, no. 3/4, 2021)
  • World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index 2018-2021 (contributor for Slovenia)
  • Doing Business: Labor Market Regulation reports 2019-2020 (contributor for Slovenia)
  • Discrimination in Criteria for Payment of Performance Bonuses, Podjetje in delo No. 8, 2019
  • Gender pay gap, discriminatory business performance bonuses, Direktor Magazine, No. 43, 2019
  • How to avoid succession disputes, Direktor Magazine, No. 37, 2019
  • Mediation – Resolution of Disputes at Party’s Will not at Judge’s Discretion Delo: Svet kapitala, December 2017