Staff

Martin Šafar is the director and a partner at Šafar & Partners, where he is employed as an attorney. In addition, he is registered as a mediator with the Bar Association of Slovenia.

He graduated cum laude from the Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2007. Shortly afterwards, he was employed as a trainee attorney with Vesna Šafar. Since Šafar & Partners became a limited liability company in 2010, he has been employed by the company as an attorney and has acted as its director since 2011.

Martin Šafar's primary area of practice is labour law and he is widely recognised for his ability to argue the most demanding cases. He also handles cases of civil, commercial and corporate law, insolvency law, criminal law, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, alternative dispute resolution, real estate and property law, as well as personal data protection law. He regularly advises the biggest Slovenian and foreign companies, and has gained a wealth of experience in representing clients in judicial and administrative proceedings.

Martin Šafar holds a Certificate of Proficiency in English, confirming that his English language skills are of the highest possible level for a non-native speaker. He also uses German, French and Croatian in his work.

Martin Šafar regularly publishes papers on labour law issues in the following publications: Global Legal Insights - Employment & Labour Law, ICLG TO: EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAW, ICLG TO: CORPORATE IMMIGRATION, Law Business Research - The Employment Law Review, Reuters Practical law series, and others.

The Chambers and Partners Guide has awarded Martin Šafar the title of a Recognised Practitioner in labour law.

Vesna Šafar is a partner and the holder of procuration at Šafar & Partners, where she is employed as an attorney. In addition, she is registered as a mediator with the Bar Association of Slovenia.

Before becoming attorney more than 25 years ago, she served as a judge at the Ljubljana Labour Court. Since 2010, she has been employed as an attorney at Šafar & Partners, which she manages jointly with Martin Šafar.

Vesna Šafar's main area of activity is labour law, but she is also versed in civil, commercial, property and family law, social protection law and personal data protection law. She advises clients on the most complex issues and cases.

In addition to Slovenian, she uses English and Croatian in her work.

Vesna Šafar is the only Slovenian attorney listed in the Chambers and Partners guide as a Senior Statesman in labour law.

Barbara Korošec Gorišek is a partner at Šafar & Partners, where she is employed as an attorney.

She attended the Ljubljana Faculty of Law with a government funded scholarship and graduated cum laude in 2003. In the same year she was offered employment by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, where she worked as an adviser and a senior adviser. In early 2007, she passed the national bar exam and was hired by attorneys Borut Rangus and Vesna Šafar. In 2010, she became an attorney and has worked for Šafar & Partners since 2011.

Her main focus area is labour law, but she also covers civil law, commercial law, corporate law, construction law, property law, criminal law, intellectual property law, public procurement law, family law, social protection law, real estate law and personal data protection law.

In addition to Slovenian, she uses English, Croatian and German in her work.

Urška Bassin is a partner at Šafar & Partners, where she is employed as an attorney.

She graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2003. That same year, she found employment with Vesna Šafar and Tamara Avsec as a trainee attorney. In 2007, she passed the national bar exam. In 2009, she became an attorney and has been employed with Šafar & Partners since 2011.

Her primary area of work is labour law, but she also practises civil law, commercial law, criminal law and personal data protection law.

In addition to Slovenian, she uses English and Croatian in her work.

Blaž Poljanšek is an attorney at Šafar & Partners.

He graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Law in 2004. The following year he was employed as a trainee attorney. In 2009, he passed the national bar exam and in 2013 he was offered the position of candidate attorney at Šafar & Partners. In 2016, he became an attorney.

He practises civil, commercial, corporate, construction, property and real estate law, labour law, public procurement law, intellectual property law, as well as criminal law.

In addition to Slovenian, he uses English and Croatian in his work.

Polona Boršnak has been employed with Šafar & Partners since 2015 as a trainee attorney, having previously worked for attorney Pavel Zajc. She graduated cum laude in 2013. In addition to Slovenian, she also uses English, German and Croatian in her work and co-authors papers for foreign professional publications with other staff members.

Tine Lovec is Šafar & Partners' business secretary. In 2006, he graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences in political sciences - policy analysis and public administration. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as a business secretary for attorney Vesna Šafar. Since the company's status change, he has occupied the same post at Šafar & Partners. He can communicate with clients in Slovenian, English and Croatian.