Ožbej Merc, LL.M.



  • Chambers Europe Ožbej Merc
  • Legal 500 - Leading individual
  • IFLR Notable Practitioner 2022
Ožbej Merc is Partner and Head of the Transaction Unit at Jadek & Pensa. He is specialised in mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring and financial law. Ožbej has participated in most of the restructurings of large systems in Slovenia and has been providing advice on the most demanding M&A transactions and issues related to mergers and acquisitions (Takeovers Act, Financial Instruments Market Act, Financial Collateral Act, Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act, Banking Act, Insurance Act). He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2003, and obtained LL.M. from the University of Columbia in New York in 2005. He has been attorney-at-law since 2009, the entire time at Jadek & Pensa.
  • Master of Laws, Columbia University School of Law (2005)
  • Walter Gellhorn Prize (May 2005) (highest GPA in the LL.M. class of 2005)
  • James Kent Scholar (May 2005) (cumulative GPA above A-)
  • University Degree Bachelor of Law, University of Ljubljana Law School (2003); cum laude (highest grade)
English, Serbian, Croatian, French
  • Law Office Jadek & Pensa Partner (from April 2010)
  • Law Office Jadek & Pensa Senior Associate (March 2009–March 2010)
  • Law Office Jadek & Pensa Associate (March 2007–February 2009)
  • Appelate Court of Ljubljana Clerkship (October 2005–November 2006)
  • Law Office Jadek & Pensa Junior Associate (January 2003–August 2004)
  • Slovenian bar (since 2007)