Franc Bucik specialises in corporate and commercial law, M&A, and European law. For more than thirty 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 tax, banking and finance, capital markets, insolvency & restructuring, including sovereign debt restructuring, real estate law, contract law, public & administrative law, competition law, intellectual property, employment law, private equity, business immigration, criminal law and human rights protection.
In addition, Franc has expertise in specialist areas that affect individual clients and their families. His advice includes real estate and tax law issues, law of succession, family law, employment, compensation and insolvency matters, reputation management and privacy.
Franc is regularly instructed in substantial cases across a wide spectrum of criminal law and has acted on a number of high profile criminal defence 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.
Franc's particular interes is focused on the fields of bank insolvency and bank depositor protection. For several years he successfully represented depositors of the Slovenian bank Ljubljanska banka. In this case over 40.000 bank depositors claimed the recovery of their "old currency savings", the total amount of the claims exceeded 500 million euros. The case Ljubljanska banka, ruled also by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), related not only to bank restructuring and insolvency, bank 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 has in-depth knowledge and practical experience in institutional and substantive European Union law. He also holds a Master degree in European Law from the Donau-Universität Krems, Austria. In his master thesis Takeovers in the EU - The Directive on Takeover Bids and its Implementation in Austria and Germanyhe presented European takeover regulation, takeover legislations in Austria and Germany, including their development processes, and comparatively examined the implementation of the European Takeover Directive in Austria and Germany.
Franc represents his clients before national, European and international courts and tribunals.
Franc is a member of the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München), Germany and a member of the Bar Association of Slovenia.
Bucik Law Firm, Germany, Slovenia: Attorney at Law
Gorenje Velenje (multinational corporation), Slovenia: International Commercial/Corporate Lawyer
High Court of Ljubljana, Slovenia: Trainee
Donau-Universität Krems, Austria: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law
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
Donau-Universität Krems, Austria: Academic European Law Expert
Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: Law Degree, Univ. dipl. prav.
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