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Bucik Law Firm
1000 Ljubljana,

Tel: +386 (0)1 232 1960
Fax: +386 (0)1 232 1962


Franc Bucik specialises in commercial, corporate/M&A and European law. For more than twenty years, he has been advising a broad range of national and international clients, companies, financial institutions and individuals, on commercial and corporate transactions. Further, he has extensive expertise and experience in banking & finance law, insolvency & restructuring, including sovereign debt restructuring, real estate law, contract law, public & administrative law, competition law, employment law, private equity, criminal law and human rights protection.

Franc is regularly instructed in substantial cases across a wide spectrum of criminal law and has acted on a number of high profile matters since the 1990s. He has significant experience in white-collar and business crime, including all aspects of fraud, finance fraud and tax fraud, corruption, bribery and money laundering.

A particular interest of Franc’s is focused on the fields of bank insolvency and bank depositor protection. For several years, he has been successfully representing the depositors of the Slovenian bank Ljubljanska banka, claiming the recovery of their “old currency savings”. The case Ljubljanska banka, already ruled by the European Court of Human Rights, relates not only to bank’s liability, depositors’ protection and human rights but also to the succession of the former Yugoslavia, the liability of the Republic of Slovenia and the sovereign debt of the Republic of Slovenia.

Franc assists his clients in Slovenia and in Europe, primarily in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia. He represents them before national, European and international courts and tribunals.

1989 – to date, Attorney at Law, Bucik Law Firm
1985 – 1988, International Commercial/Corporate Lawyer, Gorenje Velenje (multinational corporation), Slovenia
1983 – 1984, Trainee, High Court of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 – Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
Master thesis: Übernahmen in der EU – Die Richtlinie betreffend Übernahmeangebote und ihre Umsetzung in Österreich und Deutschland/Takeovers in the EU – The Directive on Takeover Bids and its Implementation in Austria and Germany
2005 – Academic European Law Expert, Donau Universität Krems, Austria
1984 – Admitted to the Bar, Slovenia
1982 – Law Degree, Univ. dipl. prav., Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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