Simon started his career in a law firm already during his law study in 2015, when he as a student-trainee started to work in an international law firm WOLF THEISS (Ljubljana and Vienna) where he was appointed Associate in 2008 after he successfuly obtained law degree. After completing his Bar Exam in 2011 he mowed to the Law firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners as a Senior Associate. Since 2012 Simon is a member of Slovenian Bar Association. In 2018 Simon opened his own Law firm Žgavec and merged with Law firm Brezavšček in 2021 into Law firm Brezavšček Žgavec.

Simon is also a Ski jumping and Nordic combined judge, accredited by the Slovenian Ski Association.

Foreign languages:

  • Slovenian
  • English
  • German
  • Croatian
  • Serbian

Areas of work:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Real estate
  • M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • IP, IT and Fintech
  • Dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution
Odvetnik Simon Žgavec


  • The Banking Regulation Review, Slovenian Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, 2016, London, United Kingdom
  • International Commercial Arbitration: Practice and Procedure – Enforcement of Foreign Awards Covering More Than 75 Countries, Chapter: Slovenia, Universal Law Publishing Company 2012, New Delhi, India, co-author
  • Article: Special and irregular revision in accordance with Companies Act-1 (Posebna in izredna revizija v skladu z ZGD-1), Legal Practice, No. 41-42, 25 October 2012
  • Alternative dispute resolution of labor disputes with the support of social dialogue or what is good to know, author of the draft Ethical Codex for Arbitrators in the proceedings of alternative dispute resolution of labor disputes, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2011
  • Article: Universal legal succession in statutory changes of corporations (Univerzalno pravno nasledstvo pri statusnih preoblikovanjih gospodarskih družb), Legal Practice, No. 24-25,17 June 2010
  • Alternative dispute resolution of labour disputes with the support of social dialogue (Alternativno reševanje delovnih sporov s podporo socialnega dialoga), Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2010, co-author
  • Article: Special cases of representation of proxies and managing directors (Posebni primeri zastopanje prokuristov in poslovodstva), Legal Practice, No. 43, 5 November 2009, co-author
  • Article: Securitization (Listinjenje), Legal Practice No. 40-41, 17 October 2008
  • Series of articles in the Slovenian newspaper Finance, business and corporate law

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