Vesna Šafar is a founding and managing partner at Law Firm Šafar & Partners, Ltd. She has almost 40 years of experience in the field of labour and employment law, which are her major areas of specialisation. She worked as a labour and social court judge for more than 15 years before becoming a lawyer in 1991.
Her experience with employment and labour law matters includes extensive trial advocacy in cases involving unfair dismissal, discrimination, strikes and restraint of employees. Vesna Šafar advises public and private companies on all aspects of labour and employment law and is highly regarded for her work in connection with the employment aspects of corporate restructurings and reorganisations, acquisitions and redundancies. She also advises on mass dismissals, collective bargaining, employee and executive terminations, litigation and contracts. Her key competence lies in negotiating with works councils and legal and trade unions advisers. She has experience with negotiations of collective agreements and the representation of employers in the event of strikes.
Vesna Šafar is listed in Chambers and Partners 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 as a notable practitioner (Band 1) for employment law in Slovenia. She is an experienced lecturer and often speaks at various conferences and seminars. She is also a qualified mediator.