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14/01/2022
Epis­ode #3: Why do start-ups fail?
Epis­ode 3 in the “At centre stage” series is ded­ic­ated to start-ups. True, it’s not an in­dustry or sec­tor. But non­ethe­less, the ma­jor­ity of mar­ket lead­ers, es­pe­cially in fast-paced in­dus­tries such as tech­no­logy and life sci­ences, began as start-ups. There are par­tic­u­lar­it­ies in the way they op­er­ate, but for suc­cess on the mar­ket it is ne­ces­sary to un­der­stand a few dos and don’ts.Monika Kek PhD, the CEO (and also the founder) of BluHeera AG, a Switzer­land based boutique con­sult­ing com­pany which provides pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices to the smal­ler but high-risk en­ter­prises, such as start-ups, and Saša Sodja, a highly ex­per­i­enced at­tor­ney-at-law at CMS Slov­e­nia with a tax back­ground, savvy in ad­vising start-ups as well cor­por­ates with cor­por­ate, com­mer­cial and tax leg­al chal­lenges, dis­sect the mis­takes start-ups make that hinder their de­vel­op­ment.Be­low you can watch the video of the epis­ode, listen to the pod­cast or read the tran­script!
03/01/2022
The trans­par­ency re­gister in the 4th AML dir­ect­ive in Slov­e­nia
1. What is the cur­rent leg­al basis of the Trans­par­ency Re­gister? To what ex­tent has the Dir­ect­ive been im­ple­men­ted? The "Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing and Ter­ror­ist Fin­an­cing Act" (Za­kon o preprečevan­ju...
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16/12/2021
Lib­er­al­iz­a­tion of the Fuel Mar­ket in Slov­e­nia – Eval­u­ation of the im­pact...
Pub­lished on ceeleg­al­mat­ters.com on 07 Decem­ber 2021When in Septem­ber 2020 the Slov­e­ni­an gov­ern­ment de­cided that price con­trol meas­ures in the fuel products mar­ket were no longer ne­ces­sary and fully lib­er­al­ized the mar­ket, one of the ex­pec­ted be­ne­fits was a pos­it­ive im­pact on the price com­pet­i­tion.
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Slov­e­nia
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? HR man­age­mentOne of the ini­tial pri­or­it­ies was pro­tec­tion of the com­pany’s...
28/09/2021
Gen­er­al Court backs European Com­mis­sion in Altice gun jump­ing case – con­firm­ing...
On 22 Septem­ber 2021, the Gen­er­al Court dis­missed Altice's ac­tion against the European Com­mis­sion's 2018 de­cision im­pos­ing two fines totalling EUR 124.5 mil­lion for "gun jump­ing" in con­nec­tion with Altice's...
22/09/2021
“Friends of an ef­fect­ive Di­git­al Mar­kets Act” part 2 – France, Ger­many...
In May 2021, France, Ger­many and the Neth­er­lands pub­lished a non-pa­per with pro­pos­als to im­prove the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). In this pa­per, the three mem­ber states, which refer to them­selves as “Friends...
14/09/2021
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
09/09/2021
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2021
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
01/09/2021
Life Sci­ence M&A Deals on the Rise in Slov­e­nia
Pub­lished on ceeleg­al­mat­ters.com­For­eign in­vestors of all types were in­creas­ingly in­ter­ested in Life Sci­ence (LS) com­pan­ies even be­fore COV­ID-19 emerged. It is no won­der that Slov­e­ni­an LS com­pan­ies are of par­tic­u­lar ap­peal, since this highly in­nov­at­ive com­munity sig­ni­fic­antly con­trib­uted to Slov­e­nia be­ing ranked 21st in this year’s Bloomberg In­nov­a­tion In­dex. Some say COV­ID-19 cata­lyzed the new deals this year, but they were more likely fostered by the new in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies that keep pop­ping up with each in­nov­at­ive solu­tion offered by the re­l­at­ively small (and re­l­at­ively in­ex­pens­ive) com­pan­ies in Slov­e­nia. The race to ac­quire these in­nov­at­ive scale-ups and start-ups has be­come in­creas­ingly com­pet­it­ive.
01/09/2021
Slov­e­nia: The Im­plic­a­tions of the MDR to Slov­e­nia’s MedTech Com­munity
Pub­lished on ceeleg­al­mat­ters.co­mOn May 26, 2021, the EU’s new Med­ic­al Device Reg­u­la­tion came in­to force, sig­ni­fic­antly chan­ging the ap­plic­able re­gime, in­clud­ing – of par­tic­u­lar in­terest to the dy­nam­ic Slov­e­ni­an MedTech start-up com­munity – by provid­ing a new defin­i­tion of soft­ware ap­plic­a­tions that need to be cer­ti­fied as med­ic­al devices.
13/07/2021
Pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of Air Europa by IAG: Com­mis­sion opens in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion
On 29 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion opened Phase II mer­ger con­trol pro­ceed­ings on IAG's pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of Air Europa be­cause of its po­ten­tial im­pact on the Span­ish air ser­vices mar­ket. In May...
30/06/2021
EU Na­tion­al Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­it­ies pub­lish joint pa­per on Di­git­al Mar­kets...
The de­bate about the draft Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) – the European Com­mis­sion's flag­ship pro­ject in the di­git­al sec­tor – is in­tensi­fy­ing. In May, the self-pro­claimed "Friends of an Ef­fect­ive DMA"...